Friday, June 29, 2012

[Avid-L2] Avid Symphony crossgrades are still available

 

The Avid Symphony Crossgrade promotion expired on June 15th but it is still
available from Videoguys.com while supplies last!!
http://www.webvideoguys.com/symp6ups-stu.html
 
The Avid Symphony Crossgrade promotion expired on June 15th. We sold so many
units during the last week  of the promotion that we not only sold out of
our own inventory, we cleaned out Avid as well. We anticipated the big rush
at the end, and we placed orders for more upgrades in early June, but
unfortunately Avid ran into production delays. The good news is that Avid is
getting us more Symphony 6 Crossgrades this week and, because of the
shipping delays, Videoguys will be able to offer the special promotional
price! As long as we have inventory available, we will continue to offer FCP
and Avid editors the chance to either crossgrade or upgrade to Avid Symphony
6 for just $995! We will also continue to include two Class On Demand online
training courses with your purchase!
 
You can also still take advantage of our fantastic bundles with Avid Mojo
DX, Nitris DX, Artist Color; Matrox MX02 Mini MAX, LE MAX & Mojito MAX; and
AJA Kona LHI, Kona 3G & Io XT. Follow this link for our Avid bundle page
http://www.videoguys.com/VideoguysSpecials/Specials.aspx?sb=15

For more information about the Avid Symphony 6 Crossgrade offer, including
"What are the differences betweeen Avid Media Composer 6 and Symphony 6?
Check out our Guide to the Avid Symphony 6 Crossgrade and Upgrade Offers...
now with full FAQ!
http://www.videoguys.com/Guide/E/Videoguys+Guide+to+the+Avid+Symphony+6+Cros
sgrade+and+Upgrade+Offers+now+with+full+FAQ/0xd047dd69eafe0ffc093c41a5020f2d
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Gary

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Re: [Avid-L2] Shared storage rental NYC

You should try Pivotal Post. They have an office in NYC. But maybe call Pivotal here in LA to set it up.

David



On Jun 29, 2012, at 11:15 AM, Gregg Foster wrote:

> I'm looking for some shared storage rental in NYC for a two day event. It should be something we can also share projects on. It will need to be interfaced to 5 Avid stations (iMac and MacBookPro plus one windows PC). Any suggestions?
>
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> Editor / Producer
> Remote Production
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[Avid-L2] Shared storage rental NYC

 

I'm looking for some shared storage rental in NYC for a two day event. It should be something we can also share projects on. It will need to be interfaced to 5 Avid stations (iMac and MacBookPro plus one windows PC). Any suggestions?

Gregg Foster
Technical Supervisor
Editor / Producer
Remote Production
www.greggrfoster.com

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[Avid-L2] Re: choppy playback

 

I thought Raid 5 and others are supposed to let you keep working when a drive goes bad, at least that's the theory. Perhaps the nature of the drive error is causing a repeated request that is taxing the system enough to cause the playback issue? What if you take a short section that is studdering and consolidate that to the internal drive, assuming that is fast enough. I've run dnx 220 off a single internal drive on a Mac Pro. If it's a fresh consolidate the consolidated media shouldn't be too fragmented so I'd expect it to playback okay. If it still studders from the internal drive take your external raids offline and see if that makes a difference.

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Lou Wirth <loutv@...> wrote:
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> Could be a drive problem though it happens with media on the other Raid as well. But I do have 4 Hitachi 2TB in a OWC box and one of them is flashing red. Not a good sign. Just bought these a few months back but hard to find already. Do I have to have the exact same model number or just same make and size to replace in a Raid 5 box?
>
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[Avid-L2] choppy playback

 

Could be a drive problem though it happens with media on the other Raid as well. But I do have 4 Hitachi 2TB in a OWC box and one of them is flashing red. Not a good sign. Just bought these a few months back but hard to find already. Do I have to have the exact same model number or just same make and size to replace in a Raid 5 box?

thanks
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Re: [Avid-L2] ProRes 4444 to DNxHD185X...

Sorry, Job, I sent without seeing that you responded a couple minutes
earlier. Not meant to jump on you.

Glen Montgomery - Video Editor / Motion Graphics - Denver,CO
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On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Job ter Burg (L2B) <Job_L2@terburg.com>wrote:

> **
>
>
> And the answer was, and still is : both.
>
>
> On 28 jun. 2012, at 18:17, Glen Montgomery wrote:
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> > I think he was asking if you meant Resolve Lite or Alexic, Job.
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Re: [Avid-L2] ProRes 4444 to DNxHD185X...

 

And the answer was, and still is : both.

On 28 jun. 2012, at 18:17, Glen Montgomery wrote:

> I think he was asking if you meant Resolve Lite or Alexic, Job.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Symphony 6 on laptop - hardware options

Check out http://www.blackmagic-design.com/

They've got USB 3.0 options. You've got the Ultrastudio SDI for
capture/playback and the Pocket ultrascope for your ultrascopes.

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 3:39 PM, SP <sppomerantz@yahoo.com> wrote:

> **
>
>
> So I couldn't resist the upgrade and I bought Symphony v6. I'm looking at
> a new computer to run it, and I've pretty much decided on the HP Elitebook
> 8760w. I don't think I'll be doing a lot of tape ingest or output, but I
> still want to be able to have external scopes and monitoring. What would be
> the best (and most economical) hardware options for me?
>
> Any thoughts appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
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[Avid-L2] Playback is choppy

 

This is a new one for me. MC 5.5/ Mac 10.6.7. Playback of any HD material has always been smooth on my 8bay Caldigit and 4 bay OWC raid. But as of yesterday, video playback is choppy and almost impossible to work with. I am using 720p/23.97. If I shift format in project to 1080 it still is choppy. If I drop resolution on playback, still choppy. I went back to a part of this doc I cut a few months back and playback was choppy so I know its not the new material. I powered down the MOJO DX and restarted computer, but no good.

Is this possible a Mojo issue, could there be another hardware problem in the video card or Avid card? Ram? Have not seen it so not sure how to trouble shoot. Any help would be appreciated.

thanks

Lou

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[Avid-L2] Symphony 6 on laptop - hardware options

 

So I couldn't resist the upgrade and I bought Symphony v6. I'm looking at a new computer to run it, and I've pretty much decided on the HP Elitebook 8760w. I don't think I'll be doing a lot of tape ingest or output, but I still want to be able to have external scopes and monitoring. What would be the best (and most economical) hardware options for me?

Any thoughts appreciated.

Thanks,

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[Avid-L2] Re: Mac OSX settings prior to Install of version 6.0

 

Thanks, Roger.

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Roger Shufflebottom <rogershuff@...> wrote:
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> Usually, if your energy settings are wrong, you'll be prompted to change them when you launch the application. The only other things I tweak are the keyboard prefs to get the function keys to work and to disable shortcuts for things like Expose and so on.
>  
> With Best Wishes,
>
>
> Roger Shufflebottom
>
>
> >________________________________
> > From: craigmikhitarian <CraigACM@...>
> >To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
> >Sent: Thursday, 28 June 2012, 14:21
> >Subject: [Avid-L2] Mac OSX settings prior to Install of version 6.0
> >
> >
> > 
> >Installation guides for earlier MC versions made specific recommendations about turning off energy and other possibly conflicting settings in the Mac OS before running Avid. Just got Symphony 6 and have been looking for, but can't find any instructions on that.
> >I'll set the drives to NEVER sleep, but is there anything else needed with recent versions?
> >Thanks,
> >Craig
> >
> >
> >
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RE: [Avid-L2] ProRes 4444 to DNxHD185X...

 

V9 resolve will keep audio .but current 8.2 won't

N

From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Marcel Brassard
Sent: 28 June 2012 16:45
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] ProRes 4444 to DNxHD185X...

Resolve Lite adds reel name and TC or Alexicc?

M

On 28/06/2012, at 10:18 AM, Job ter Burg (L2B) wrote:

> It's not free. DaVince Resolve Lite is. Also does MXF from Alexa files,
with baked in LUT, also adds reel name and timecode

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Re: [Avid-L2] ProRes 4444 to DNxHD185X...

I think he was asking if you meant Resolve Lite or Alexic, Job.

Glen Montgomery - Video Editor / Motion Graphics - Denver,CO
*http://coldpost.tv/*






On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Job ter Burg (L2B) <Job_L2@terburg.com>wrote:

> **
>
>
> Both do keep TC. Filename becomes tapename.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>
> On Jun 28, 2012, at 17:45, Marcel Brassard <correctype@yahoo.ca> wrote:
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> > Resolve Lite adds reel name and TC or Alexicc?
> >
> > M
> >
> >
> > On 28/06/2012, at 10:18 AM, Job ter Burg (L2B) wrote:
> >
> >> It's not free. DaVince Resolve Lite is. Also does MXF from Alexa files,
> with baked in LUT, also adds reel name and timecode
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Re: [Avid-L2] ProRes 4444 to DNxHD185X...

 

Both do keep TC. Filename becomes tapename.

Sent from my iPad

On Jun 28, 2012, at 17:45, Marcel Brassard <correctype@yahoo.ca> wrote:

> Resolve Lite adds reel name and TC or Alexicc?
>
> M
>
>
> On 28/06/2012, at 10:18 AM, Job ter Burg (L2B) wrote:
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>> It's not free. DaVince Resolve Lite is. Also does MXF from Alexa files, with baked in LUT, also adds reel name and timecode
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Re: [Avid-L2] ProRes 4444 to DNxHD185X...

 

Resolve Lite adds reel name and TC or Alexicc?

M

On 28/06/2012, at 10:18 AM, Job ter Burg (L2B) wrote:

> It's not free. DaVince Resolve Lite is. Also does MXF from Alexa files, with baked in LUT, also adds reel name and timecode

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Re: [Avid-L2] ProRes 4444 to DNxHD185X...

 


lightillusion.com

It's not free. DaVince Resolve Lite is. Also does MXF from Alexa files, with baked in LUT, also adds reel name and timecode.

On 27 jun. 2012, at 18:56, Glen Montgomery wrote:

> Hey Tina,
> Do you have a link to the Alexic encoder? I am not able to track down
> anything on it on Google.
>
> Glen Montgomery - Video Editor / Motion Graphics - Denver,CO
> *http://coldpost.tv/*
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 3:40 AM, Tina Hedegaard <hedegaardforum@me.com>wrote:
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>> Hello Andi
>>
>> I don't think that Alexa can shoot DNX .mxf - I think it is DNX .mov.
>> I think you should consider how you are gonna grade it - if it is through
>> DaVinci Resolve, then I would recommend Prores 4444, because Resolve
>> doesn't support DNX.mov - only DNX.mxf.
>>
>> A good program to encode is Alexic - it can make all kind of DNX. mxf, it
>> adds a lut and keeps reel and timecode.
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Tina Hedegaard
>> Editor | Assisting Editor
>> Avid 5.5.3-6.0.1.1 | FCP 7
>> Mac os x
>>
>> On Jun 27, 2012, at 2:15 AM, Job ter Burg (L2B) wrote:
>>
>>> You may also consider rendering ProRes to 10bit MXF DNxHD using (free)
>> DaVinci Resolve Lite.
>>>
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Re: [Avid-L2] Mac OSX settings prior to Install of version 6.0

 

Usually, if your energy settings are wrong, you'll be prompted to change them when you launch the application. The only other things I tweak are the keyboard prefs to get the function keys to work and to disable shortcuts for things like Expose and so on.
 
With Best Wishes,

Roger Shufflebottom

>________________________________
> From: craigmikhitarian <CraigACM@aol.com>
>To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
>Sent: Thursday, 28 June 2012, 14:21
>Subject: [Avid-L2] Mac OSX settings prior to Install of version 6.0
>
>

>Installation guides for earlier MC versions made specific recommendations about turning off energy and other possibly conflicting settings in the Mac OS before running Avid. Just got Symphony 6 and have been looking for, but can't find any instructions on that.
>I'll set the drives to NEVER sleep, but is there anything else needed with recent versions?
>Thanks,
>Craig
>
>
>
>
>

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[Avid-L2] Mac OSX settings prior to Install of version 6.0

 

Installation guides for earlier MC versions made specific recommendations about turning off energy and other possibly conflicting settings in the Mac OS before running Avid. Just got Symphony 6 and have been looking for, but can't find any instructions on that.
I'll set the drives to NEVER sleep, but is there anything else needed with recent versions?
Thanks,
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

[Avid-L2] timeline scrolling (was Re: Symph upgrade came!) Now Artist Panels connection?

 

From what I've seen with my Artist Color panel I believe the transport panels also use the Eucon interface to connect. I've had very so so connection stability running tests on V6 with the panel hooked to a switch that the MacPro is hooked to. Both ethernet ports are used on the MacPro. One to hook to an older unity using connection manager 5.2 and the other hooks to the facility network. I haven't tried all the configurations that I've seen with the second ethernet port because of the current infrastructure. It does however connect to multiple computers hooked to the switch. Both my MBP and the Mac Pro can connect but it has a tendency to lose the connection while working quite often in my tests. Are the transport panels more stable with these connections over a network. If it is an absolute requirement that the panel hook directly to the computer to stay connected that is not how the software seems to be intended and it should be fixed. It's bad enough that the "granularity" of the controls is not precise enough when dialing in parameters but to also lose connection is just rubbing my "trying to be hopeful" nose in it

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "Terence Curren" <tcurren@...> wrote:
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> You could also use on of the Artist controllers for zipping around the timeline. Like the "Transport" <<http://www.avid.com/US/products/Artist-Transport>>
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> > Thanks, Tony, I didn't know about the Powermate working in the timeline. I'll keep that in mind! I think what I'll try (having been inspired by this convo) is moving the Mighty Mouse to the left of my keyboard instead of to the right of the tablet. With the pen in my right hand it's more awkward to use the scroll wheel, and it's more of a reach.
> >
> > I wrote Wacom and asked them as a feature request to allow timeline scrolling in pro apps, so we'll see if that goes anywhere. Similar to FCP7, I mapped Shift-Arrows (left and right) to do that kind of jumping.
> >
> > I have an Intuos 4. I may just be having a lack-of-caffeine moment, but I don't see an obvious way to program the wheel for Media Composer timeline jumping. Can you please describe the setup?
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