Saturday, November 17, 2012

[Avid-L2] Re: Lane Configuration on MacPro OS 10.6.8 for IO Express?

 

Well I tried shot gunning and moving the io express to slots 3 and 4 which have 8 lane configurations but I get the death screen on boot if the aja io express hba is in anything but slot 2. I haven't removed the ati radeon 1900 from slot 1 because then I'd lose my computer screens. I did remove the atto celerity in slot 3 and the extra video card in slot 4 also a radeon but a 2300 or some such. with nothing but the 1900 in slot 1 and the aja hba I still get death screens when it's in slot 3 or 4 with nothing else in. The computer boots for a while with the spinning grey wheel then death screen writing. Oh well so I change the lane configuration to give slot 2 8 lanes unfortunately that drops slot 1 to 8 lanes also. Things do seem to be working but when I tried a fake digital cut using local mode I still get a stall roughly 90 seconds in. This is a video mixdown one video layer sequence with a stereo audio mixdown. Media is on our medianet unity connected through fibre and the atto celerity card. I'm going to copy the media to an internal drive just to see but I think they already had the same results with that before. Doesn't seem like the lane reconfiguration changed anything performance wise. Of course I guess the radion 1900 card is now only getting 8 lanes but I don't know how much that would play into digital cut performance. Unfortunately I only have a single internal drive right now so I don't know if that will support a 220x video stream playback. I've had okay luck in a pinch with this type of media drive in my normal sndx. I'm trying to eliminate the unity and or fibre as a contributing factor in the equation. Oh well more fun on a Saturday night than humans should be allowed to have. ;-)

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Mark Spano <cutandcover@...> wrote:
>
> In my experience with AJA cards in general, a four lane slot is the
> minimum. Anything less and I've had results like yours, plus video/audio
> going out of sync. Definitely try reconfiguring to a 4x slot if you can.
>
>
> On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 3:01 PM, johnrobmoore <bigfish@...> wrote:
>
> > **
> >
> >
> > Thanks for the link. I don't see anything addressing anything specific to
> > open io or the io express. It does mention all 4 slots as mechanical 16
> > lanes. I assume that means depending on the expansion slot utility
> > configuration any slot can have 16 lanes but not all slots can have 16
> > lanes at the same time on this circa 2009 ish macpro. I will have to dig
> > through more aja manuals and contact aja support to see what they
> > recommend. Is anyone successfully running mc 5.5.3 with the io express OS
> > 10.6.8 and outputting dnx 220X media to HDCam/HDCamSR successfully without
> > stalls. It seems like this should work I'm hoping it's just that I've got
> > the PCI=E io express HBA card in slot 2 set to only one lane that is the
> > problem. I'll probably just shot gun it and move the HBA to slot 4 which is
> > set for 4 lanes and see if there is improvement.
> >
> >
> > --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "Terence Curren" <tcurren@> wrote:
> > >
> > > <<http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/User_Guide/en269631>>
> > >
> > > --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, John Moore <bigfish@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > So I've been posting about the io express set up I'm setting up. It
> > does work but today we tried to output to HDCam. Machine control etc...
> > all worked but we could only output roughly 90 secs without a stall on
> > dropped frames. I found it wouldn't even go more than a second when the
> > output was set to 10 bit in the digital cut tool. Setting that to 8 bit
> > and we could output 90 secs ish chunks. I tried media from both an
> > internal drive and our fibre connected unity. I even added a sync
> > generator and feed the deck and the io express reference but still just
> > short chunks between stalls. I took the same project into my sndx mac and
> > it output without a hitch. I'm wondering if the lane configuration could
> > be an issue. right now slot 1 has 16 lanes with the 1900 radeon card.
> > Slot 2 has one lane with the HBA card for the io express. Slot 3 has a
> > celerity card for fibre at 4 lane. Slot 4 has 4 land with another video
> > card that can be used
> > > > for a full screen playback monitor but isn't connected now. Could the
> > 1 lane be choking the io express for output digital cut? I thought I read
> > somewhere that the io express only needs one lane but I may be
> > misremembering that. Are slots 2 thru 4 all compatible so I could choose
> > one of the other configurations and get 4 lanes to the slot 2 or should I
> > just move the io express HBA card to slot 4 and put the extra video card in
> > slot 2. The extra video card isn't feeding anything right now so a one
> > lane slot wouldn't really effect anything would it?
> > > >
> > > > John Moore
> > > >
> > > > Barking Trout Productions
> > > >
> > > > Studio City, CA
> > > >
> > > > bigfish@
> > > >
> > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>
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Re: [Avid-L2] Signing off for now

 

Have fun Bouke!! --J.B.

bouke wrote:
> Gal (as my biggest fan), and guys
> I'm off on rerteat for now.
> Probably back half january next year.
> I will give support (but limited) for those who ask, but i really need some
> time off.
> Laters,
>
> Bouke
>
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[Avid-L2] Oliver's list of NLE Stocking Stuffers

Oliver Peters writes:

"The holidays are here and it's time to look at some ideas for that virtual stocking hung by the visual effects fireplace. Here are a few suggestions to spruce up the ole editor's toolkit."

A nice collection of handy apps:

http://digitalfilms.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/stocking-stuffers-for-2012/


Thanks Oliver!

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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: Lane Configuration on MacPro OS 10.6.8 for IO Express?

In my experience with AJA cards in general, a four lane slot is the
minimum. Anything less and I've had results like yours, plus video/audio
going out of sync. Definitely try reconfiguring to a 4x slot if you can.


On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 3:01 PM, johnrobmoore <bigfish@pacbell.net> wrote:

> **
>
>
> Thanks for the link. I don't see anything addressing anything specific to
> open io or the io express. It does mention all 4 slots as mechanical 16
> lanes. I assume that means depending on the expansion slot utility
> configuration any slot can have 16 lanes but not all slots can have 16
> lanes at the same time on this circa 2009 ish macpro. I will have to dig
> through more aja manuals and contact aja support to see what they
> recommend. Is anyone successfully running mc 5.5.3 with the io express OS
> 10.6.8 and outputting dnx 220X media to HDCam/HDCamSR successfully without
> stalls. It seems like this should work I'm hoping it's just that I've got
> the PCI=E io express HBA card in slot 2 set to only one lane that is the
> problem. I'll probably just shot gun it and move the HBA to slot 4 which is
> set for 4 lanes and see if there is improvement.
>
>
> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "Terence Curren" <tcurren@...> wrote:
> >
> > <<http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/User_Guide/en269631>>
> >
> > --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, John Moore <bigfish@> wrote:
> > >
> > > So I've been posting about the io express set up I'm setting up. It
> does work but today we tried to output to HDCam. Machine control etc...
> all worked but we could only output roughly 90 secs without a stall on
> dropped frames. I found it wouldn't even go more than a second when the
> output was set to 10 bit in the digital cut tool. Setting that to 8 bit
> and we could output 90 secs ish chunks. I tried media from both an
> internal drive and our fibre connected unity. I even added a sync
> generator and feed the deck and the io express reference but still just
> short chunks between stalls. I took the same project into my sndx mac and
> it output without a hitch. I'm wondering if the lane configuration could
> be an issue. right now slot 1 has 16 lanes with the 1900 radeon card.
> Slot 2 has one lane with the HBA card for the io express. Slot 3 has a
> celerity card for fibre at 4 lane. Slot 4 has 4 land with another video
> card that can be used
> > > for a full screen playback monitor but isn't connected now. Could the
> 1 lane be choking the io express for output digital cut? I thought I read
> somewhere that the io express only needs one lane but I may be
> misremembering that. Are slots 2 thru 4 all compatible so I could choose
> one of the other configurations and get 4 lanes to the slot 2 or should I
> just move the io express HBA card to slot 4 and put the extra video card in
> slot 2. The extra video card isn't feeding anything right now so a one
> lane slot wouldn't really effect anything would it?
> > >
> > > John Moore
> > >
> > > Barking Trout Productions
> > >
> > > Studio City, CA
> > >
> > > bigfish@
> > >
> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > >
> >
>
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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: 23.98 sequences in 59.94I 1080 master?

…hence the 'almost' in my statements. There's always room for a bad guess…


On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 11:48 PM, johnrobmoore <bigfish@pacbell.net> wrote:

> **
>
>
> From experience I can tell you that when I export an SD QT ref movie and
> use QT Pro to make it a self contained movie with multiple audio tracks
> when I ama back into Avid to check the field order is default and is wrong.
> If I don't manually set the right click source settings and choose even
> lower it won't playback correctly. This is an Avid 1:1x media, the x for
> packed not 10 bit, at least that's what QT Pro says it is. At any rate it's
> avid media and Avid's ama guess is default for field order and it's wrong
> every time...
>
>
> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Mark Spano <cutandcover@...> wrote:
> >
> > It is almost a certainty that the 'guess' will be incorrect with any
> format
> > that is not an Avid "native" format (H.264, ProRes (at least in 5.5.3),
> > etc.). In this case, the Field Motion column shows "Unknown", and you
> MUST
> > set this to have correct motion adapters.
> >
> > It is also almost a certainty that the 'guess' will be correct with any
> > format that is recognized as an Avid "native" format (DNxHD, XDCAM, P2,
> > etc.).
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Dom Q. Silverio <domqsilverio@
> ...>wrote:
> >
> > > **
>
> > >
> > >
> > > I always check especially with AMA'd QT movies, where the accuracy is
> far
> > > lower compared to camera based file formats.
> > >
> > > Dom Q. Silverio
> > >
> > >
> > > On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 10:37 AM, Greg Huson <Greg@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Actually, the motion adapter 'guesses' (i'm sure its more
> sophisticated
> > > > than that) the source- usually it gets it right. Most often the
> motion
> > > > adapter will correctly guess that 2398p in a 5994i project needs pull
> > > down
> > > > added.
> > > >
> > > > (The one it never gets right is removing 2:3 from a 720 / 5994
> source in
> > > > a 2398 project- the motion adapter
> > > > Always assume the 720 is 'p,' but it's easy enough to open the motion
> > > > adapter and adjust.)
> > > >
> > > > It's a good idea to eyeball every shot carefully.
> > > >
> > > > (actually harder to see the errors on a newer monitor because they
> tend
> > > to
> > > > suppress interlace issues automatically! If you do this a lot, keep a
> > > > glass monitor around - its easier to see motion adapter errors.)
> > > >
> > > > ________________________
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> > > > Secret Headquarters, Inc
> > > > Greg (at) SecretHQ.com
> > > > www.SecretHQ.com
> > > > DigitalServicsStation.com
> > > >
> > > > On Nov 16, 2012, at 7:26 AM, "ksirul" <kenavid2@...> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > When MC adds a motion adapter, it isn't actually adding 3:2
> pulldown
> > > > right? It's just a 125% Motion Effect?
> > > > >
> > > > > --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Mark Spano <cutandcover@> wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > You have it, although the way I read it, you may be adding (or
> being
> > > > forced
> > > > > > to add) multiple redundant steps. If this were my show, I would
> have
> > > > just
> > > > > > cut everything into a master 59.94i sequence. Not sure why
> there's
> > > > bouncing
> > > > > > back and forth between 23.98p and 59.94i sequences, when MC can
> > > handle
> > > > the
> > > > > > 23.98 material perfectly fine in the 59.94i sequence using motion
> > > > adapters.
> > > > > > But anyway, once you have everything in your master 59.94i
> sequence,
> > > > yes,
> > > > > > the 23.98 sections will have motion adapters added to them
> > > > automatically.
> > > > > > You can definitely mixdown those sections, but to avoid clutter
> and
> > > > > > confusion, I usually just render. Rendering the sequence bakes
> in the
> > > > > > motion adapters - you then in effect have an entirely 59.94i
> > > sequence,
> > > > and
> > > > > > any file outputs can be done using QT ref or same-as-source (as
> every
> > > > > > referenced file is now either a natively 59.94i video file or a
> > > > rendered
> > > > > > (baked in) 59.94i file). Avoiding mixing down is just a
> preference
> > > for
> > > > me
> > > > > > at this stage, since it makes things much easier when the
> inevitable
> > > > last
> > > > > > minute note comes down and we've got to change something. Then I
> > > don't
> > > > have
> > > > > > to remove a mixdown and revert to a previous sequence to make
> that
> > > > happen.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 8:27 PM, John Moore <bigfish@> wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > **
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > So I'm doing an hour special that has a few sketches shot on
> Red,
> > > oh
> > > > joy,
> > > > > > > at 23.98. For the studio shoot of the main show it is all
> 59.94. We
> > > > took
> > > > > > > the sketches and cut them into a 59.94 sequence to build the
> studio
> > > > > > > playback reel. The offline is being done with the line cut and
> isos
> > > > and
> > > > > > > the playback reel. I haven't had to deal much with mix and
> match
> > > but
> > > > I
> > > > > > > figure I will color correct the sketches in their native format
> > > > timelines
> > > > > > > and then when I get the final online sequence I will eye match
> and
> > > > cut in
> > > > > > > the 23.98 sequences into the 59.94 final timeline. Avid will
> add
> > > the
> > > > > > > appropriate motion adapter and voila away we go. Am I missing
> > > > something
> > > > > > > here? Will I need to do video mixdowns of the 23.98 sequences
> to
> > > > output to
> > > > > > > tape or file. I'm delivering a file as primary and tape as
> backup.
> > > I
> > > > seem
> > > > > > > to have read that the mixdown will be required for a QT ref
> movie
> > > do
> > > > to the
> > > > > > > differing frame rates. Usually I like to export a QT ref for
> > > > multiple audio
> > > > > > > channels and use QT Pro to make the final file. This has worked
> > > well
> > > > even
> > > > > > > when I had to go to ProRes files. There is the option to
> export an
> > > > XDCam
> > > > > > > file which would require that fake disk folder thingy and an
> export
> > > > to
> > > > > > > device IIRC. Can someone shed some more light on the need for a
> > > video
> > > > > > > mixdown of the 23.98 sections or do I have to mixdown the
> entire
> > > > show? TIA
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > John Moore
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Barking Trout Productions
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Studio City, CA
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Re: [Avid-L2] Signing off for now

Up an Alp? Or down under? Enjoy yourself.

On 17 Nov 2012, at 21:23, bouke wrote:

> Gal (as my biggest fan), and guys
> I'm off on rerteat for now.
> Probably back half january next year.
> I will give support (but limited) for those who ask, but i really need some
> time off.
> Laters,
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Re: [Avid-L2] Signing off for now

 

Have a good (and well-deserved) retreat, Bouke. See you next year.

Jeff

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On Nov 17, 2012, at 3:23 PM, "bouke" <bouke@editb.nl> wrote:

> Gal (as my biggest fan), and guys
> I'm off on rerteat for now.
> Probably back half january next year.
> I will give support (but limited) for those who ask, but i really need some
> time off.
> Laters,
>
> Bouke
>
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Re: [Avid-L2] Signing off for now

 

I don't know if you will get this, but let me just say that I'm proud of you Bouke! Good for you for taking time off!

I look forward to hearing from you once you're back.

Shirley
Bouke Gal Fan #1

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Gal (as my biggest fan), and guys
I'm off on rerteat for now.
Probably back half january next year.
I will give support (but limited) for those who ask, but i really need some
time off.
Laters,

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Re: [Avid-L2] Signing off for now

rer teat? Is that painful?

Assuming you mean 'retreat,' we're all probably a little jealous. Bon Chance.

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On Nov 17, 2012, at 1:23 PM, bouke <bouke@editb.nl> wrote:

> Gal (as my biggest fan), and guys
> I'm off on rerteat for now.
> Probably back half january next year.
> I will give support (but limited) for those who ask, but i really need some
> time off.
> Laters,
>
> Bouke
>
> VideoToolShed
> van Oldenbarneveltstraat 33
> 6512 AS NIJMEGEN
> The Netherlands
> +31 24 3553311
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[Avid-L2] Signing off for now

 

Gal (as my biggest fan), and guys
I'm off on rerteat for now.
Probably back half january next year.
I will give support (but limited) for those who ask, but i really need some
time off.
Laters,

Bouke

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[Avid-L2] Re: Lane Configuration on MacPro OS 10.6.8 for IO Express?

 

Thanks for the link. I don't see anything addressing anything specific to open io or the io express. It does mention all 4 slots as mechanical 16 lanes. I assume that means depending on the expansion slot utility configuration any slot can have 16 lanes but not all slots can have 16 lanes at the same time on this circa 2009 ish macpro. I will have to dig through more aja manuals and contact aja support to see what they recommend. Is anyone successfully running mc 5.5.3 with the io express OS 10.6.8 and outputting dnx 220X media to HDCam/HDCamSR successfully without stalls. It seems like this should work I'm hoping it's just that I've got the PCI=E io express HBA card in slot 2 set to only one lane that is the problem. I'll probably just shot gun it and move the HBA to slot 4 which is set for 4 lanes and see if there is improvement.

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "Terence Curren" <tcurren@...> wrote:
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> <<http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/User_Guide/en269631>>
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> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, John Moore <bigfish@> wrote:
> >
> > So I've been posting about the io express set up I'm setting up.  It does work but today we tried to output to HDCam.  Machine control etc... all worked but we could only output roughly 90 secs without a stall on dropped frames.  I found it wouldn't even go more than a second when the output was set to  10 bit in the digital cut tool.  Setting that to 8 bit and we could output 90 secs ish chunks.  I tried media from both an internal drive and our fibre connected unity.  I even added a sync generator and feed the deck and the io express reference but still just short chunks between stalls.  I took the same project into my sndx mac and it output without a hitch.  I'm wondering if the lane configuration could be an issue.  right now slot 1 has 16 lanes with the 1900 radeon card.  Slot 2 has one lane with the HBA card for the io express.  Slot 3 has a celerity card for fibre at 4 lane. Slot 4 has 4 land with another video card that can be used
> > for a full screen playback monitor but isn't connected now.  Could the 1 lane be choking the io express for output digital cut?  I thought I read somewhere that the io express only needs one lane but I may be misremembering that.  Are slots 2 thru 4 all compatible so I could choose one of the other configurations and get 4 lanes to the slot 2 or should I just move the io express HBA card to slot 4 and put the extra video card in slot 2.  The extra video card isn't feeding anything right now so a one lane slot wouldn't really effect anything would it?
> >
> > John Moore
> >
> > Barking Trout Productions
> >
> > Studio City, CA
> >
> > bigfish@
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
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[Avid-L2] Re: 23.98 sequences in 59.94I 1080 master?

 

I recall Mr. Rynderman mentioning there was a time when the x stood for "Packed" not ten bit. QT Pro shows the media as 1:1x but we don't capture 1:1X in Avid. This is why I think the "1:1x" displayed in QTPro is not standing for 10 bit but the "Packed" codec. I may be wrong but given we capture 8 bit I think it is QTPro misrepresenting the codec.

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "Job ter Burg (L2B)" <Job_L2@...> wrote:
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> Huh? 1:1x is not 10-bit...?!
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> On 17 nov. 2012, at 05:48, "johnrobmoore" <bigfish@...> wrote:
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> > This is an Avid 1:1x media, the x for packed not 10 bit
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[Avid-L2] Re: Lane Configuration on MacPro OS 10.6.8 for IO Express?

 

<<http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/User_Guide/en269631>>

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, John Moore <bigfish@...> wrote:
>
> So I've been posting about the io express set up I'm setting up.  It does work but today we tried to output to HDCam.  Machine control etc... all worked but we could only output roughly 90 secs without a stall on dropped frames.  I found it wouldn't even go more than a second when the output was set to  10 bit in the digital cut tool.  Setting that to 8 bit and we could output 90 secs ish chunks.  I tried media from both an internal drive and our fibre connected unity.  I even added a sync generator and feed the deck and the io express reference but still just short chunks between stalls.  I took the same project into my sndx mac and it output without a hitch.  I'm wondering if the lane configuration could be an issue.  right now slot 1 has 16 lanes with the 1900 radeon card.  Slot 2 has one lane with the HBA card for the io express.  Slot 3 has a celerity card for fibre at 4 lane. Slot 4 has 4 land with another video card that can be used
> for a full screen playback monitor but isn't connected now.  Could the 1 lane be choking the io express for output digital cut?  I thought I read somewhere that the io express only needs one lane but I may be misremembering that.  Are slots 2 thru 4 all compatible so I could choose one of the other configurations and get 4 lanes to the slot 2 or should I just move the io express HBA card to slot 4 and put the extra video card in slot 2.  The extra video card isn't feeding anything right now so a one lane slot wouldn't really effect anything would it?
>
> John Moore
>
> Barking Trout Productions
>
> Studio City, CA
>
> bigfish@...
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>

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[Avid-L2] Re: Lane Configuration on MacPro OS 10.6.8 for IO Express?

 

John,
My I/O express is in my assistants PC so I cannot check it but; The Kona 3 card is in slot 2 of this 12 core MacPro and a simulated digital cut of DNxHD36 seems to play out fine, probably not relevant if you are using uncompressed 10 bit!
However the Aja System Test allows you to measure the read and write speed to the card, the reading here is 464 MB/s.
Hope this helps.

David


--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, John Moore <bigfish@...> wrote:
>
> So I've been posting about the io express set up I'm setting up.  It does work but today we tried to output to HDCam.  Machine control etc... all worked but we could only output roughly 90 secs without a stall on dropped frames.  I found it wouldn't even go more than a second when the output was set to  10 bit in the digital cut tool.  Setting that to 8 bit and we could output 90 secs ish chunks.  I tried media from both an internal drive and our fibre connected unity.  I even added a sync generator and feed the deck and the io express reference but still just short chunks between stalls.  I took the same project into my sndx mac and it output without a hitch.  I'm wondering if the lane configuration could be an issue.  right now slot 1 has 16 lanes with the 1900 radeon card.  Slot 2 has one lane with the HBA card for the io express.  Slot 3 has a celerity card for fibre at 4 lane. Slot 4 has 4 land with another video card that can be used
> for a full screen playback monitor but isn't connected now.  Could the 1 lane be choking the io express for output digital cut?  I thought I read somewhere that the io express only needs one lane but I may be misremembering that.  Are slots 2 thru 4 all compatible so I could choose one of the other configurations and get 4 lanes to the slot 2 or should I just move the io express HBA card to slot 4 and put the extra video card in slot 2.  The extra video card isn't feeding anything right now so a one lane slot wouldn't really effect anything would it?
>
> John Moore
>
> Barking Trout Productions
>
> Studio City, CA
>
> bigfish@...
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>

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