Saturday, December 14, 2013

Re: [Avid-L2] Re: Mystery File When Using Carbon Copy Cloner?

 

Did it simply accidentally get renamed with a . At the start?

On 15 Dec, 2013, at 12:50 pm, "johnrobmoore" <bigfish@pacbell.net> wrote:

 

I have successfully deleted the mystery file. I could play the QT movie but I could not rename it to add a .mov suffix. I thought maybe doing that would make it visible at the finder level. No luck with renaming the file but I could delete it and the disk still works and now has all that space freed up. Still would like to know what might have created this intact QT file that had no icon associated with it and lived as a hidden file robbing me of all that artistic disk space I could have been using. Hmmmmm maybe that's where all my chronic art build up has been hiding. ;-)

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "johnrobmoore" <bigfish@...> wrote:
>
> So I found the app I was remembering and it's called Hide/UnHide. Launching it shows hidden files. Since I was in the middle of the clone I logged in from my mbp to my edit computer and I could look at the desktop folder of the edit computer on my mbp. I could then launch Hide/UnHide on my mbp and see the mystery file and it is in fact a QT movie that plays in QT 7.6.6. It was a show I did last year and it's about 80 gigs. Don't know what caused it to disappear off the finder and become a hidden file. Maybe this was a temp file that somehow got orphaned on a crash but yet it still plays. I'm going to let CCC finish cloning before deleting this file but I think that's the mystery file.
>
> Anybody know how this file got there and became invisible?
>
> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, John Moore <bigfish@> wrote:
> >
> > I'm using Carbon Copy Cloner to backup my mac sndx startup drive.  I deleted the Avid attic file freeing up approx 120 Gigs of space.  I have another back up of the drive that I upgraded Avid to V6 a while back.  That drives has approx 60 gigs used according to get info while after deleting the attic the original drive has more like 150 gigs used.  I couldn't find any huge .mov file hidden any where.  During the cloning process it hit a file that appears to be the big file that would account for the huge used space difference between the two start up drives.  This is Mac OS 10.6.8.
> >
> > According to the Carbon Copy Cloner window the file is called:  User/Admin/Desktop/.QT-044d-ccdbf3bc-bffff5dc-00
> >
> > I don't see this at the desktop level so I'm assuming it's a hidden file of some sort.  I'm thinking this file isn't needed given the other startup drive doesn't seem to have this file based on it only using 60 gigs.  I remember Jimmy D had an app that would toggle showing hidden files on macs perhaps that is something that would shed some light on the big but invisible at the desktop level file.  Anybody know what this file might be and if it's needed.  I'm guessing it's in the 100 gigish size and because it's name starts with .QT I'm wondering if it's some sort of messed up QT .mov file.  .Mov's are about the only kind of files I deal with that would be that big.
> >
> > Anybody got any suggestions?  I'm not having a problem with the system running but I'm thinking there is a 100 gigs going to waste by this mystery file.
> >
> >  
> > John Moore
> > Barking Trout Productions
> > Studio City, CA
> > bigfish@
> >
>

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[Avid-L2] Re: Mystery File When Using Carbon Copy Cloner?

 

I have successfully deleted the mystery file. I could play the QT movie but I could not rename it to add a .mov suffix. I thought maybe doing that would make it visible at the finder level. No luck with renaming the file but I could delete it and the disk still works and now has all that space freed up. Still would like to know what might have created this intact QT file that had no icon associated with it and lived as a hidden file robbing me of all that artistic disk space I could have been using. Hmmmmm maybe that's where all my chronic art build up has been hiding. ;-)

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "johnrobmoore" <bigfish@...> wrote:
>
> So I found the app I was remembering and it's called Hide/UnHide. Launching it shows hidden files. Since I was in the middle of the clone I logged in from my mbp to my edit computer and I could look at the desktop folder of the edit computer on my mbp. I could then launch Hide/UnHide on my mbp and see the mystery file and it is in fact a QT movie that plays in QT 7.6.6. It was a show I did last year and it's about 80 gigs. Don't know what caused it to disappear off the finder and become a hidden file. Maybe this was a temp file that somehow got orphaned on a crash but yet it still plays. I'm going to let CCC finish cloning before deleting this file but I think that's the mystery file.
>
> Anybody know how this file got there and became invisible?
>
> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, John Moore <bigfish@> wrote:
> >
> > I'm using Carbon Copy Cloner to backup my mac sndx startup drive.  I deleted the Avid attic file freeing up approx 120 Gigs of space.  I have another back up of the drive that I upgraded Avid to V6 a while back.  That drives has approx 60 gigs used according to get info while after deleting the attic the original drive has more like 150 gigs used.  I couldn't find any huge .mov file hidden any where.  During the cloning process it hit a file that appears to be the big file that would account for the huge used space difference between the two start up drives.  This is Mac OS 10.6.8.
> >
> > According to the Carbon Copy Cloner window the file is called:  User/Admin/Desktop/.QT-044d-ccdbf3bc-bffff5dc-00
> >
> > I don't see this at the desktop level so I'm assuming it's a hidden file of some sort.  I'm thinking this file isn't needed given the other startup drive doesn't seem to have this file based on it only using 60 gigs.  I remember Jimmy D had an app that would toggle showing hidden files on macs perhaps that is something that would shed some light on the big but invisible at the desktop level file.  Anybody know what this file might be and if it's needed.  I'm guessing it's in the 100 gigish size and because it's name starts with .QT I'm wondering if it's some sort of messed up QT .mov file.  .Mov's are about the only kind of files I deal with that would be that big.
> >
> > Anybody got any suggestions?  I'm not having a problem with the system running but I'm thinking there is a 100 gigs going to waste by this mystery file.
> >
> >  
> > John Moore
> > Barking Trout Productions
> > Studio City, CA
> > bigfish@
> >
>

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[Avid-L2] Re: Mystery File When Using Carbon Copy Cloner?

 

So I found the app I was remembering and it's called Hide/UnHide. Launching it shows hidden files. Since I was in the middle of the clone I logged in from my mbp to my edit computer and I could look at the desktop folder of the edit computer on my mbp. I could then launch Hide/UnHide on my mbp and see the mystery file and it is in fact a QT movie that plays in QT 7.6.6. It was a show I did last year and it's about 80 gigs. Don't know what caused it to disappear off the finder and become a hidden file. Maybe this was a temp file that somehow got orphaned on a crash but yet it still plays. I'm going to let CCC finish cloning before deleting this file but I think that's the mystery file.

Anybody know how this file got there and became invisible?

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, John Moore <bigfish@...> wrote:
>
> I'm using Carbon Copy Cloner to backup my mac sndx startup drive.  I deleted the Avid attic file freeing up approx 120 Gigs of space.  I have another back up of the drive that I upgraded Avid to V6 a while back.  That drives has approx 60 gigs used according to get info while after deleting the attic the original drive has more like 150 gigs used.  I couldn't find any huge .mov file hidden any where.  During the cloning process it hit a file that appears to be the big file that would account for the huge used space difference between the two start up drives.  This is Mac OS 10.6.8.
>
> According to the Carbon Copy Cloner window the file is called:  User/Admin/Desktop/.QT-044d-ccdbf3bc-bffff5dc-00
>
> I don't see this at the desktop level so I'm assuming it's a hidden file of some sort.  I'm thinking this file isn't needed given the other startup drive doesn't seem to have this file based on it only using 60 gigs.  I remember Jimmy D had an app that would toggle showing hidden files on macs perhaps that is something that would shed some light on the big but invisible at the desktop level file.  Anybody know what this file might be and if it's needed.  I'm guessing it's in the 100 gigish size and because it's name starts with .QT I'm wondering if it's some sort of messed up QT .mov file.  .Mov's are about the only kind of files I deal with that would be that big.
>
> Anybody got any suggestions?  I'm not having a problem with the system running but I'm thinking there is a 100 gigs going to waste by this mystery file.
>
>  
> John Moore
> Barking Trout Productions
> Studio City, CA
> bigfish@...
>

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[Avid-L2] Mystery File When Using Carbon Copy Cloner?

 

I'm using Carbon Copy Cloner to backup my mac sndx startup drive.  I deleted the Avid attic file freeing up approx 120 Gigs of space.  I have another back up of the drive that I upgraded Avid to V6 a while back.  That drives has approx 60 gigs used according to get info while after deleting the attic the original drive has more like 150 gigs used.  I couldn't find any huge .mov file hidden any where.  During the cloning process it hit a file that appears to be the big file that would account for the huge used space difference between the two start up drives.  This is Mac OS 10.6.8.

According to the Carbon Copy Cloner window the file is called:  User/Admin/Desktop/.QT-044d-ccdbf3bc-bffff5dc-00

I don't see this at the desktop level so I'm assuming it's a hidden file of some sort.  I'm thinking this file isn't needed given the other startup drive doesn't seem to have this file based on it only using 60 gigs.  I remember Jimmy D had an app that would toggle showing hidden files on macs perhaps that is something that would shed some light on the big but invisible at the desktop level file.  Anybody know what this file might be and if it's needed.  I'm guessing it's in the 100 gigish size and because it's name starts with .QT I'm wondering if it's some sort of messed up QT .mov file.  .Mov's are about the only kind of files I deal with that would be that big.

Anybody got any suggestions?  I'm not having a problem with the system running but I'm thinking there is a 100 gigs going to waste by this mystery file.
 
John Moore
Barking Trout Productions
Studio City, CA
bigfish@pacbell.net

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Friday, December 13, 2013

[Avid-L2] Facility Technician / Systems Engineer (West Los Angeles)

 

Facility Technician / Systems Engineer (West Los Angeles)


As a full-service facility, we maintain broadcast-quality post-production infrastructure, but we're also frequently on-set and maintain our own production equipment. The Systems Engineer is our go-to technology guru capable of filling almost any role in this small company while continuing to maintain our servers and workstations, performing media management, and implementing technology upgrades. On a day-by-dabasis our System Engineer troubleshoots and solves any IT and video issues, supports all employees and advises on ingest, logging, workflows, and deliverables.


Qualifications
The right candidate is dependable, responsible, and an excellent communicator who is able to "talk the language" of IT engineers and end-users alike, interfacing with technical vendors as well as creative artists, and dealing professionally with clients. Our industry is more computerized than ever, and being an excellent and fast learner who can stay up to date with current trends and developments is key to this position.


Required skills:
• At least 2 years of professional post-production engineering experience
• Excellent understanding of digital video standards and formats, including frame rates, PARs, pulldown patterns, codecs, wrappers, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to support Adobe Creative Suite / Creative Cloud, Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools, and FileMaker Pro
• Mac and PC hardware troubleshooting and repair
• Deep technical knowledge of Mac OS X and OS X Server
• Network engineering, LAN design and topology, configuration of switches and routers
• Backup systems, maintenance and best practices
• Ability to support and maintain FTP, DNS, Open Directory, DHCP, AFP and related services
• Ability to support and maintain a VPS web server
• Cursory web design and programming (HTML, CSS, WordPress)
• Traditional video equipment - broadcast tape decks and patch panels
• Able to lift up to 50 lbs and be able to squeeze under desks or behind racks, as necessary

Preferred skills:
• Degree or certification in Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering
• Apple Certified Support Professional, Technical Coordinator, or System Administrator
• Ability to QC and run an online session, reading scopes and following delivery specs
• Minor hardware repairs (soldering, wire termination)
• Scripting knowledge, including but not limited to Javascript and Applescript
• UNIX experience, bash scripts, regex
• Coding experience
• Production equipment maintenance and operation
• On-set experience and etiquette
• Color grading
• Camera operating
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[Avid-L2] Avid Certified Support Representative Engineer

 

Avid Certified Support Representative Engineer
NBC Universal Los AngelesCA

Full Time Job
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. We develop, produce and market entertainment, news and information to a global market. NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.

About Wilshire Studios:
Wilshire Studios develops and produces programming in numerous formats which airs across the television landscape. The company currently produces all ''E! Live From the Red Carpet'' events, as well as E!'s topical weekly comedy series ''The Soup'' and ''Fashion Police,'' plus the long-running E! docu-series ''True Hollywood Story'' as well as specials. Wilshire Studios produces the hit Style series ''Giuliana and Bill,'' has produced 300 episodes of the game show ''Baggage'' for GSN, and currently produces ''The Nerdist'' for BBC America and ''Scandalicious'' for Logo. Wilshire Studios is owned by NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

Avid Certified Support Representative Engineer (ACSR)
Job Number: 12330BR
Location: Wilshire/Los Angeles 

Role Purpose & Responsibilities

We are seeking a qualified Avid Certified Support Representative Engineer (ACSR) for a staff position supporting our Production Services department. The ACSR Engineer will have a primary focus on the Post Production Avid edit and media storage systems. This position also includes providing ongoing daily operational and maintenance support for the Post Production, Studio Production and other various technical operating areas within the Production facility.

• Communicate with, understand and intelligently interface with various internal operating groups that include but are not limited to the Post Production, Studio Production, and various other technical and operating groups (internal and external staff)
• Understand specific operational issues, conditions and requirements, develop a working plan; specify required components which lead to a viable working solution
• Handle in depth configuration, system and hardware troubleshooting leading to problem resolution utilizing a solid working knowledge of Avid non-linear edit systems, Unity, ISIS, Transfer Manager, Workgroup solutions and overall media handling product line; in addition, based on operational requirements, the ability to clearly specify and subsequently install these systems
• Identify and isolate overall data network problems, as well as install complex post production handling and processing platforms; conceive and develop media networking solutions
• Perform software and firmware version upgrades and configuration changes to operating systems and platforms

Qualifications

• Minimum of 2 years of related experience working in a Broadcast Television, TOC/NOC, Post Production or Media Programming facility with thorough understanding of Broadcast and digital network systems and signal flow concepts
• Must have a current ACSR certification and support experience with Avid Unity Media networks, Avid ISIS, and Avid Media Composer edit platforms
• Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Eligibility Requirements

• Interested candidates must submit a resume to be considered 
• Willingness to work in Los Angeles, CA
• Must be willing to work overtime and on weekends
• Must be able, when required, to work various hours and shifts as required in support of a 7 day by 24 hour by 365 day operating Post Production facility
• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be 18 years or older
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Desired Characteristics 

• Avid Interplay and Avid Transfer Manager support experience a plus
• Support experience for ancillary equipment such as VTRs, Pro Tools, After Effects Graphics stations
• Experience in providing technical and operational instruction for various operating groups and individuals relating specifically for newly installed hardware and/or systems and platforms
• Able to clearly converse, write and participate in developmental and troubleshooting meetings. In conjunction with these tasks, candidate should have the ability to clearly organize thoughts and physical information/resources and generate and disseminate that information to other members of the engineering and operations staff
• Able to demonstrate proficiency in the application and use of analog and digital television and digital signal communication test equipment 
• Knowledge of master controller switchers, broadcast automation systems, graphics and character generator and channel branding systems, multi-channel broadcast play out servers and knowledge of television field and studio production helpful
• Able to understand complex concepts and systems and effectively translate that information to other staff members
• Knowledge in various broadcast and engineering design applications, AutoCAD, UNIX, Windows NT and LAN systems helpful
• Able to work and think independently with focused and clear communication and an understanding of verbal and written problem descriptions generated from non-technical operational personnel

Job Code: 12330BR


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[Avid-L2] s/\tmp_vitc_buffer.txt file appears on root

 

Just recently I started seeing this file "s/\tmp_vitc_buffer.txt" show up on the root level of our systems whenever I launch Media Composer. There is no content in the file, and if I delete it, it comes back next time I launch MC. I'm on MC 7.0.2, Mountain Lion. Any idea what this might be? My only wild guess is it might be subtitle related ....


Thanks,

Paul

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Adjunct / Digital Editing Labs Manager
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Digital Labs (HFPADL)
School of Film/Video
CalArts
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[Avid-L2] OT - Edit This!: 'The Hunger Games - Catching Fire'

http://www.postmagazine.com/Publications/Post-Magazine/2013/December-1-2013/Edit-This-The-Hunger-Games-Catching-Fire.aspx

fav quote is
"The only difference between that and the other movies I have done is
we started using the Eyeon Fusion Connection plug-in. I do a lot of
compositing and temp effects work — I call it 'performance enhancing
visual effects.' So if I want to to split screens to make things
match, or splice together different performances but stay in the same
take, I can do all that. The Fusion Connection plug-in allows me to do
that right within the Avid. Just like you would take any other Avid
effect and throw it on the timeline. I can throw that plug-in onto the
timeline and rather than have to export it out to another program, I
just click 'export clips,' click 'edit effect,' and Fusion, which is a
nodal based compositing program, opens up. I do all my work, hit
'render,' go back to the Avid and continue working. And when it's done
rendering, it shows up in my timeline. It's a very fluid way to work.
It saved me tons of time."


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Re: [Avid-L2] User Settings

 

It saves just fine. And as long as I don't remove those pref files, the buttons stick. What I'm saying is, button prefs are not saved in the user settings, OR they may be overridden by a preference file. Regardless, I don't use custom buttons, as I view them as an inferior workflow to a custom keyboard layout (which is most definitely kept in user settings).


On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 8:39 AM, John Pale <pale.edit@gmail.com> wrote:
 

Sounds like you may have a permissions issue, where avid is unable to write to the folder your preferences are supposed to be written to.



On Thursday, December 12, 2013, Mark Spano wrote:
 

I did not say that buttons were not saved. I said that buttons (in my experience) were not always saved in User Settings. Custom buttons can be wiped out and reset to defaults if you blow away the State file and other troubleshooting preference files.


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 10:43 PM, Greg Huson <Greg@secrethq.com> wrote:
 



On Dec 12, 2013, at 4:17 PM, Nick Hrycyk <bigblueav@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Mark S replied that butons were never saved

Buttons most definitely have been saved in the past. What would be the point of button-to-button in the command pallet if they weren't saved? I'll try new settings tomorrow and see what happens.

Glad it's not just me. Well, not glad for you have trouble, but, you know, glad I'm not alone.

GH



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Re: [Avid-L2] Speeding up entire sequences

 

Thanks guys. The QT Ref export seems a safe bet without a heavy time penalty. 

Benny, seqs. won't accept Timewarp effects however you try and apply them, unless they're mixed down.
Once again, thanks.

Raj


On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Benny Christensen <benny@producersplayhouse.com> wrote:
 

Can't you just nest it or edit it into another sequence and then use the timewarp effect on that sequence?


Benny Christensen
Producers Playhouse
Oklahoma City

"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results." - Sir Winston Churchill




On Dec 13, 2013, at 9:02 AM, tcurren@aol.com wrote:


No. And the reason is obvious if you think about the timeline characteristics. If you were to shorten the the material in the timeline, it would have to contract in the timeline. This creates a bizarre loop logic that gives me a headache. ;-)


If your sequence is rendered, export a QT reference movie. AMA it back in. Drop it in a new timeline and add the motion effect. Then render it. This way you could skip the video mixdown step.




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Re: [Avid-L2] RE: OT: Looks like the Avid Marketing Team have got their hands on Santa

 

I was thinking more of a soft white drop shadow..
-- 
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On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 5:32 PM, Mikeparsons.tv <mikeparsons.tv@gmail.com> wrote:
 

I'm loving the white on white logo but it's missing something.
Can we add a glow ?

Mike



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Re: [Avid-L2] Speeding up entire sequences

 

Can't you just nest it or edit it into another sequence and then use the timewarp effect on that sequence?


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Oklahoma City
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On Dec 13, 2013, at 9:02 AM, tcurren@aol.com wrote:


No. And the reason is obvious if you think about the timeline characteristics. If you were to shorten the the material in the timeline, it would have to contract in the timeline. This creates a bizarre loop logic that gives me a headache. ;-)


If your sequence is rendered, export a QT reference movie. AMA it back in. Drop it in a new timeline and add the motion effect. Then render it. This way you could skip the video mixdown step.



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