Saturday, November 10, 2012

[Avid-L2] Re: Project and media not reading off ext Hard drive

 

I've had issues with some ext enclosures when using 4TB drives on macs and using FW 800. Even the relatively expensive HDX enclosure I have will mount a 4TB drive fine with ESata but not with FW 800. Other enclosures or docks I've tried don't have this problem so my guess it has something to do with the chipset. You say the 3TB boots up ok on the mac so I doubt that is the problem but just thought I'd share my experience with 4TB drives and external enclosures on Macs. Even the raw drive 4TB was seen as a much smaller size according to disk info. I use paragon on my mbp for ntfs drives and it works well but I tend to run mac Avids with mac formatted drives HFS+. How does a Terrablock perform with NTFS drive volumes on a Mac Avid? Do you have to run paragon or it's equivalent on the Mac Avids?

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> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Frank Felker <FJFelker@> wrote:
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> << I have had similar problems with MacDrive. There's no problem moving
> > files on the desktop, but from within Media Composer, it sometimes
> > doesn't like writing to the databases, which makes keeping the Avid
> > MediaFiles on those drives difficult.>>
>
>
> Same here.
>
> I this case I wonder if the 3TB isn't part of the problem.
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[Avid-L2] Re: Color Corrector Feature Request

 

Actually in curves I add points with the wacom tablet but then I click on the number fields and us the cursor arrows to the point up or down. Sometimes I'll drag the points with the pen to get close but I find once close the arrow up and down move the points more precisely.

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "David Yardley" <yardley.david@...> wrote:
>
> John,
> No sarcasm filter needed.
> The fact is he grades with just a keyboard.
> Actually the mouse comes into play for masks and stuff.
> And he actually does ask facilities to remove the control surface.
> So you (and me) are in good company when we type numbers into the curves tabs.
>
> http://vimeo.com/38223062
>
> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "johnrobmoore" <bigfish@> wrote:
> >
> > Perhaps I'm missing the proper sarcasm filter today. Are you saying Adam Inglis
> > prefers to work with a keyboard over the typical control surfaces? My curiosity
> > is why are thumbwheels better than sliders on a GUI interface. If by
> > thumbwheels the OP meant actual knobs to turn then I'm all for that. For the
> > record I own an Artist Color Panel but with Avid it is still too chunky to use,
> > this may have improved some in the later 6.5 releases but I haven't tried yet.
> > I use the number pad specifically because of the granularity of the Avid sliders
> > and mouse interfaces and even with a wacom tablet the hue offsets are easier for
> > me with a Kennsington Expert Mouse Trackball. If I spent more quality time in
> > Resolve or Color I'm sure I'd be using the Artist Color Panel. I would be
> > surprised if a seasoned colorist would want to give up the typical Davinci or
> > similar panels for just a keyboard isn't that one of the big reasons those
> > systems can crank things
> > out faster than us? Perhaps I'm missing something really obvious here, but
> > that's nothing new.
> >
> > --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "David Yardley" <yardley.david@> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > The best colorist I have worked with, Adam Inglis, who is freelance and works on big movies, appalls facilities when he asks them to remove the huge expensive battleship control surfaces, and works with just a keyboard. He says he can work more quickly and accurately with only Mr. Moore's number pad.
> > >
> > > --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "johnrobmoore" <bigfish@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I use a wacom tablet, trackball and a small number pad to enter numeric values into the Symphony Color Corrector. The only time I use the sliders is in secondary color correction and occasionally in levels. What do you find appealing about thumbwheels over the slider? I would guess there might be a more refined feel but I haven't noticed that with sapphire or boris thumbwheel interfaces. Curious to learn more here.
> > > >
> > > > --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Shirley Gutierrez <guanacaa@> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Are you talking about Media Composer as opposed to Symphony? Sure, thumbwheel controls, but first, let's get something that even mimics real color correction!
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Shirley
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: donbrt <donbrt@>
> > > > > To: Avid-L2 <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
> > > > > Sent: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:27 pm
> > > > > Subject: [Avid-L2] Color Corrector Feature Request
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > It would be cool to have thumbwheel controls in the color corrector.
> > > > >
> > > > >
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[Avid-L2] DVD Workflow

 

Hello to all,

I was hoping to find out what you all really like as far as work flow of finishing a DVD.

I know multiple ways to produce a standard def. DVD and Blue Ray but haven't been to happy with the look of my standard def DVD's.

The way that I have been doing it is exporting a quicktime movie, then squeezing it in sorenson squeeze, then finalizing it with encore.

I've tried staying with Avid with send to DVD.

Also tried transcoding with Media Encoder.

Haven't been thrilled with any of these. They all work and I understand there are tons of settings in all of these to improve quality but was hoping to see what every one else does.

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[Avid-L2] Re: Color Corrector Feature Request

 

No card. No export. No import. No linking. Everything saved in the Project. Mac plugin now -- PC plugin before 2013.

http://www.filmlight.ltd.uk/products/editions/range_ed/index_ed.php#BaselightAvid

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[Avid-L2] Re: Project and media not reading off ext Hard drive

 



--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Frank Felker <FJFelker@...> wrote:

<< I have had similar problems with MacDrive. There's no problem moving
> files on the desktop, but from within Media Composer, it sometimes
> doesn't like writing to the databases, which makes keeping the Avid
> MediaFiles on those drives difficult.>>

Same here.

I this case I wonder if the 3TB isn't part of the problem.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Project and media not reading off ext Hard drive

 

I have had similar problems with MacDrive. There's no problem moving
files on the desktop, but from within Media Composer, it sometimes
doesn't like writing to the databases, which makes keeping the Avid
MediaFiles on those drives difficult.

frank felker

On 11/10/2012 12:59 PM, John Beck wrote:
> Nick, I've never had success using MacDrive for anything other than
> simple file transfers. I think you'd have much less pain if you use a
> NTFS drive on your Windows editing system and when you're done editing,
> copy the files to the other editor's Mac formatted drive. --J.B.
>
> Nick wrote:
>> OK Here is a weird one!
>> I am doing a project that I need to share with another editor in another location. I'm working on MC6.5 on PC and using the clients Mac formatted Lacie 3Tb drive connected through eSata and MacDrive to my PC running Windows 7.
>>
>> All seems to be running fine. The media is all AMA'd and the project is saved to the 3Tb drive. At the end of the session I transcode all the media from the edits onto the 3Tb drive, backup my project to the C Drive and send the 3Tb drive off to the other editor.
>>
>> Then the trouble starts! He is running MC 6.0.3 on a Mac. The 3Tb drive boots up OK but the Avid project won't open. I email him my backed up copy of the project and that opens fine but none of the media is linked and the Mac isn't seeing the Media on the 3Tb. Ok, trash the databases and rebuild except Avid then wants to quarantine all of the MXF mediafiles.
>>
>> Client brings drive back to me on PC 6.5. I now can't open project saved on 3Tb drive either. Open backup project OK - rebuild databases - a couple of audio files are quarantined but otherwise it's all OK.
>>
>> Now I reconsolidate all media off 3Tb drive on to another 500Gb USB drive and copy Project.
>>
>> Back to other editor and this works fine! What the heck!!! Anyone got any ideas about what was going on there? I verified the 3Tb drive on my Mac laptop and it said it was perfect, but I can only think that there was some weird Mac/PC file structure mismatch thing going on which I have never come across before.
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Re: [Avid-L2] Project and media not reading off ext Hard drive

 

Nick, I've never had success using MacDrive for anything other than
simple file transfers. I think you'd have much less pain if you use a
NTFS drive on your Windows editing system and when you're done editing,
copy the files to the other editor's Mac formatted drive. --J.B.

Nick wrote:
> OK Here is a weird one!
> I am doing a project that I need to share with another editor in another location. I'm working on MC6.5 on PC and using the clients Mac formatted Lacie 3Tb drive connected through eSata and MacDrive to my PC running Windows 7.
>
> All seems to be running fine. The media is all AMA'd and the project is saved to the 3Tb drive. At the end of the session I transcode all the media from the edits onto the 3Tb drive, backup my project to the C Drive and send the 3Tb drive off to the other editor.
>
> Then the trouble starts! He is running MC 6.0.3 on a Mac. The 3Tb drive boots up OK but the Avid project won't open. I email him my backed up copy of the project and that opens fine but none of the media is linked and the Mac isn't seeing the Media on the 3Tb. Ok, trash the databases and rebuild except Avid then wants to quarantine all of the MXF mediafiles.
>
> Client brings drive back to me on PC 6.5. I now can't open project saved on 3Tb drive either. Open backup project OK - rebuild databases - a couple of audio files are quarantined but otherwise it's all OK.
>
> Now I reconsolidate all media off 3Tb drive on to another 500Gb USB drive and copy Project.
>
> Back to other editor and this works fine! What the heck!!! Anyone got any ideas about what was going on there? I verified the 3Tb drive on my Mac laptop and it said it was perfect, but I can only think that there was some weird Mac/PC file structure mismatch thing going on which I have never come across before.
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[Avid-L2] Project and media not reading off ext Hard drive

 

OK Here is a weird one!
I am doing a project that I need to share with another editor in another location. I'm working on MC6.5 on PC and using the clients Mac formatted Lacie 3Tb drive connected through eSata and MacDrive to my PC running Windows 7.

All seems to be running fine. The media is all AMA'd and the project is saved to the 3Tb drive. At the end of the session I transcode all the media from the edits onto the 3Tb drive, backup my project to the C Drive and send the 3Tb drive off to the other editor.

Then the trouble starts! He is running MC 6.0.3 on a Mac. The 3Tb drive boots up OK but the Avid project won't open. I email him my backed up copy of the project and that opens fine but none of the media is linked and the Mac isn't seeing the Media on the 3Tb. Ok, trash the databases and rebuild except Avid then wants to quarantine all of the MXF mediafiles.

Client brings drive back to me on PC 6.5. I now can't open project saved on 3Tb drive either. Open backup project OK - rebuild databases - a couple of audio files are quarantined but otherwise it's all OK.

Now I reconsolidate all media off 3Tb drive on to another 500Gb USB drive and copy Project.

Back to other editor and this works fine! What the heck!!! Anyone got any ideas about what was going on there? I verified the 3Tb drive on my Mac laptop and it said it was perfect, but I can only think that there was some weird Mac/PC file structure mismatch thing going on which I have never come across before.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Color Corrector Feature Request

Since Baselight is a plugin it should work with any Avid supported hardware. A decent GPU would be nice.

More info:

http://www.filmlight.ltd.uk/products/editions/range_ed/index_ed.php#BaselightAvid

If this link asks for a password, just hit cancel a couple of times.

Robert Ferguson

On Nov 10, 2012, at 10:12 AM, ksirul wrote:

> Pros and cons of Baselight vs Resolve. Can we discuss? What card does baselight require?
>
> KEN
>
> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Steve Hullfish <steve4lists@...> wrote:
> >
> > Have you tried the Baselight plugin for Avid? It is incredibly awesome, and I am a Resolve lover.
> >
> > Steve Hullfish
> > contributor: www.provideocoalition.com
> > author: "The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction"
> >
> > On Nov 9, 2012, at 2:20 PM, Greg Huson <Greg@...> wrote:
> >
> > > Resolve fully integrated into Symphony would be bad ass. The interfaces are so different, and the 'real time engine' would probably be an engineering challenge, but based on hints dropped, I'd be Avid's spending R&D money on color correction right now, anyway.
> > >
> > > It's a marketing thing, too - Symphony now with fully integrated DaVinci!
> >
>
>



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[Avid-L2] Re: Color Corrector Feature Request

 

Pros and cons of Baselight vs Resolve. Can we discuss? What card does baselight require?

KEN

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Steve Hullfish <steve4lists@...> wrote:
>
> Have you tried the Baselight plugin for Avid? It is incredibly awesome, and I am a Resolve lover.
>
> Steve Hullfish
> contributor: www.provideocoalition.com
> author: "The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction"
>
> On Nov 9, 2012, at 2:20 PM, Greg Huson <Greg@...> wrote:
>
> > Resolve fully integrated into Symphony would be bad ass. The interfaces are so different, and the 'real time engine' would probably be an engineering challenge, but based on hints dropped, I'd be Avid's spending R&D money on color correction right now, anyway.
> >
> > It's a marketing thing, too - Symphony now with fully integrated DaVinci!
>

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[Avid-L2] Re: Can't uninstall Media Composer

 

I've hit that before also. Here is the manual uninstall notes:

<<http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/How_To/en274687>>

Also there is a tech note that having Dropbox installed can cause this issue.

<<http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/en425911>>

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "haus" <switthaus@...> wrote:
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> Hey all -
>
> Been dealing with a lot of Media Composer extension errors (mainly audio) on my MacBook. Yesterday I did a clean install of the OS, and reloaded everything from Time Machine (thinking that was my first error), but the same errors exist. So I decided to uninstall and reinstall MC, but using the Avid Uninstaller for MC, I am getting an error message that states (paraphrasing) that "there is nothing to uninstall". I want to be sure that I am getting rid of all things Avid on the system before I reinstall the software. Thoughts or work-arounds? Thanks in advance.
>
> Scott
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[Avid-L2] Can't uninstall Media Composer

 

Hey all -

Been dealing with a lot of Media Composer extension errors (mainly audio) on my MacBook. Yesterday I did a clean install of the OS, and reloaded everything from Time Machine (thinking that was my first error), but the same errors exist. So I decided to uninstall and reinstall MC, but using the Avid Uninstaller for MC, I am getting an error message that states (paraphrasing) that "there is nothing to uninstall". I want to be sure that I am getting rid of all things Avid on the system before I reinstall the software. Thoughts or work-arounds? Thanks in advance.

Scott

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[Avid-L2] Re: Color Corrector Feature Request

 

John,
No sarcasm filter needed.
The fact is he grades with just a keyboard.
Actually the mouse comes into play for masks and stuff.
And he actually does ask facilities to remove the control surface.
So you (and me) are in good company when we type numbers into the curves tabs.

http://vimeo.com/38223062

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "johnrobmoore" <bigfish@...> wrote:
>
> Perhaps I'm missing the proper sarcasm filter today. Are you saying Adam Inglis
> prefers to work with a keyboard over the typical control surfaces? My curiosity
> is why are thumbwheels better than sliders on a GUI interface. If by
> thumbwheels the OP meant actual knobs to turn then I'm all for that. For the
> record I own an Artist Color Panel but with Avid it is still too chunky to use,
> this may have improved some in the later 6.5 releases but I haven't tried yet.
> I use the number pad specifically because of the granularity of the Avid sliders
> and mouse interfaces and even with a wacom tablet the hue offsets are easier for
> me with a Kennsington Expert Mouse Trackball. If I spent more quality time in
> Resolve or Color I'm sure I'd be using the Artist Color Panel. I would be
> surprised if a seasoned colorist would want to give up the typical Davinci or
> similar panels for just a keyboard isn't that one of the big reasons those
> systems can crank things
> out faster than us? Perhaps I'm missing something really obvious here, but
> that's nothing new.
>
> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "David Yardley" <yardley.david@> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > The best colorist I have worked with, Adam Inglis, who is freelance and works on big movies, appalls facilities when he asks them to remove the huge expensive battleship control surfaces, and works with just a keyboard. He says he can work more quickly and accurately with only Mr. Moore's number pad.
> >
> > --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "johnrobmoore" <bigfish@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I use a wacom tablet, trackball and a small number pad to enter numeric values into the Symphony Color Corrector. The only time I use the sliders is in secondary color correction and occasionally in levels. What do you find appealing about thumbwheels over the slider? I would guess there might be a more refined feel but I haven't noticed that with sapphire or boris thumbwheel interfaces. Curious to learn more here.
> > >
> > > --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Shirley Gutierrez <guanacaa@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Are you talking about Media Composer as opposed to Symphony? Sure, thumbwheel controls, but first, let's get something that even mimics real color correction!
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Shirley
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: donbrt <donbrt@>
> > > > To: Avid-L2 <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
> > > > Sent: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:27 pm
> > > > Subject: [Avid-L2] Color Corrector Feature Request
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > It would be cool to have thumbwheel controls in the color corrector.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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