Saturday, April 26, 2014

Re: [Avid-L2] Re: Recommendations Low Budget Feature

 

Are you sure you're not having a Pop Tart flash back?  ;-)



---In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, <mikeparsons.tv@...> wrote :

Back then decklinks were pretty much hand made, he'd dip them pcb in the acid to wash off where the tracks werent going to be, stick the components into the holes, then put it in the oven to kind off finish it all off. Might have been melting something cant remember - he did tell me.

What I do recall though is him pulling the boards out, cutting them into quarters and putting them in boxes...


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Re: [Avid-L2] Recommendations Low Budget Feature

 

Did he have a 12G connector on the BMD card already back then ;-)


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On 26 Apr 2014, at 12:52, Alan Ryan <ajryan@ozemail.com.au> wrote:


Mike Parsons wrote:
"Back when I was at MRPPP in Thistlethwaite street Grant was renting a room off Complete Post next door, I used to go hang out after work and watch him personally bake the early decklink cards in a small toaster 
oven."
 
That brings back memories!
Did some editing work at Complete Post myself, and yes, that's when I first met Grant as well.
 
Alan Ryan


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[Avid-L2] Re: OT: Current Eye Exam Technology?

 

For the last few months I've been trying to reduce my glasses use by doing the 10/10/10 rule which is looking out of the window (something further away than 10 feet) for 10 seconds every 10 minutes. Time will tell whether I'm wasting my time or not. Obviously not so good if the edit suite doesn't have a window! This is an interesting page on the same theme: http://www.wikihow.com/Improve-Your-Vision-Naturally 

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[Avid-L2] Re: Recommendations Low Budget Feature

 

Mike Parsons wrote:
"Back when I was at MRPPP in Thistlethwaite street Grant was renting a room off Complete Post next door, I used to go hang out after work and watch him personally bake the early decklink cards in a small toaster
oven."
 
That brings back memories!
Did some editing work at Complete Post myself, and yes, that's when I first met Grant as well.
 
Alan Ryan

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Re: [Avid-L2] Re: Recommendations Low Budget Feature

 

Back then decklinks were pretty much hand made, he'd dip them pcb in the acid to wash off where the tracks werent going to be, stick the components into the holes, then put it in the oven to kind off finish it all off. Might have been melting something cant remember - he did tell me.

What I do recall though is him pulling the boards out, cutting them into quarters and putting them in boxes...



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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: Recommendations Low Budget Feature

 

Would that have been a video toaster oven?  Was he performing some sort of heat test or was this a part of creating the PCBs?



---In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, <mikeparsons.tv@...> wrote :

Back when I was at MRPPP in Thistlethwaite street Grant was renting a room off Complete Post next door, I used to go hang out after work and watch him personally bake the early decklink cards in a small toaster oven. People have lots of opinions on BMD but the reality is Grant is living the garage to the world dream, and not once but twice if you count Voodoo... he and Pete deserve all the success they get.


Mike

On 4/26/14 11:29 AM, Alan Ryan wrote:
 

Hi Michael,
    Others have asked about what cameras are being used and you mentioned the Canon 5D. These cameras record H.264 files which, as others have mentioned, should be transcoded to something else as soon as possible.
 
    However for best results in grading, you want ProRes or DNxHD straight out of the camera, and the easiest way to do this is use an external drive such as the Atomos Ninja2 or Ninja Blade drives. http://www.atomos.com/discovery-what-cameras/ These have the advantage of taking uncompressed HDMI video and audio from the camera and converting it directly to DNxHD or ProRes and recording it as edit-ready files on a built-in SSD.
 
    I will be grading and finishing a series being shot on Canon C-300s with Samurai Blade recorders, and that's another excellent combination to consider. (Samurai series have HD-SDI inputs, Ninja series have HDMI inputs).
 
    Atomos are an Australian company and are based in the same suburb of Melbourne where Blackmagic Design started. Go Aussies!
 
Alan Ryan
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
 
   

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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: Recommendations Low Budget Feature

 

Back when I was at MRPPP in Thistlethwaite street Grant was renting a room off Complete Post next door, I used to go hang out after work and watch him personally bake the early decklink cards in a small toaster oven. People have lots of opinions on BMD but the reality is Grant is living the garage to the world dream, and not once but twice if you count Voodoo... he and Pete deserve all the success they get.


Mike

On 4/26/14 11:29 AM, Alan Ryan wrote:
 

Hi Michael,
    Others have asked about what cameras are being used and you mentioned the Canon 5D. These cameras record H.264 files which, as others have mentioned, should be transcoded to something else as soon as possible.
 
    However for best results in grading, you want ProRes or DNxHD straight out of the camera, and the easiest way to do this is use an external drive such as the Atomos Ninja2 or Ninja Blade drives. http://www.atomos.com/discovery-what-cameras/ These have the advantage of taking uncompressed HDMI video and audio from the camera and converting it directly to DNxHD or ProRes and recording it as edit-ready files on a built-in SSD.
 
    I will be grading and finishing a series being shot on Canon C-300s with Samurai Blade recorders, and that's another excellent combination to consider. (Samurai series have HD-SDI inputs, Ninja series have HDMI inputs).
 
    Atomos are an Australian company and are based in the same suburb of Melbourne where Blackmagic Design started. Go Aussies!
 
Alan Ryan
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
 
   

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[Avid-L2] Re: Recommendations Low Budget Feature

 

Hi Michael,
    Others have asked about what cameras are being used and you mentioned the Canon 5D. These cameras record H.264 files which, as others have mentioned, should be transcoded to something else as soon as possible.
 
    However for best results in grading, you want ProRes or DNxHD straight out of the camera, and the easiest way to do this is use an external drive such as the Atomos Ninja2 or Ninja Blade drives. http://www.atomos.com/discovery-what-cameras/ These have the advantage of taking uncompressed HDMI video and audio from the camera and converting it directly to DNxHD or ProRes and recording it as edit-ready files on a built-in SSD.
 
    I will be grading and finishing a series being shot on Canon C-300s with Samurai Blade recorders, and that's another excellent combination to consider. (Samurai series have HD-SDI inputs, Ninja series have HDMI inputs).
 
    Atomos are an Australian company and are based in the same suburb of Melbourne where Blackmagic Design started. Go Aussies!
 
Alan Ryan
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
 
   

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Re: [Avid-L2] Question: QT Codec Double Check

 



Thanks Robert for helping me keep what's left of my sanity...
Much appreciated!
Cheers,
Benjamin
PS -- For anyone following along, I mistakenly linked to an older version
of the codecs. Here's the link for Avid Codecs LE 2.3.9 (which I think are the latest):

B

On Apr 25, 2014, at 12:53 PM, Robert Lawson <avidrhl@gmail.com> wrote:

 

Correct

On Friday, April 25, 2014, Benjamin Hershleder <Ben@contactben.com> wrote:

 




Hey gang,

This is a rudimentary question, I know . . .

I'm hoping my memory is correct on the following and
that someone might be kind enough to confirm or correct this:

Am I correct that:
someone who does *not* have Avid MC installed
can install the Avid QuickTime Codecs LE 2.3.8
and then be given a QT that is encoded in the DNx145 codec 
(or any DNx compression for that matter) and be able to play it?

Thanks in advance folks...
Oh, and happy Friday!

Cheers,
Benjamin








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Re: [Avid-L2] Question: QT Codec Double Check

 

Correct

On Friday, April 25, 2014, Benjamin Hershleder <Ben@contactben.com> wrote:

 




Hey gang,

This is a rudimentary question, I know . . .

I'm hoping my memory is correct on the following and
that someone might be kind enough to confirm or correct this:

Am I correct that:
someone who does *not* have Avid MC installed
can install the Avid QuickTime Codecs LE 2.3.8
and then be given a QT that is encoded in the DNx145 codec 
(or any DNx compression for that matter) and be able to play it?

Thanks in advance folks...
Oh, and happy Friday!

Cheers,
Benjamin




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[Avid-L2] Question: QT Codec Double Check

 




Hey gang,

This is a rudimentary question, I know . . .

I'm hoping my memory is correct on the following and
that someone might be kind enough to confirm or correct this:

Am I correct that:
someone who does *not* have Avid MC installed
can install the Avid QuickTime Codecs LE 2.3.8
and then be given a QT that is encoded in the DNx145 codec 
(or any DNx compression for that matter) and be able to play it?

Thanks in advance folks...
Oh, and happy Friday!

Cheers,
Benjamin


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Re: [Avid-L2] M-Track for Punch-In Tool

 

Great!
Thanks for the update.

Have a nice weekend.
Regards,


 
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On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 2:31 PM, Steve Hullfish <steve4lists@veralith.com> wrote:
 

I also have a Lexicon Omega that is a little bigger and more expensive but basically does the same analog to USB audio conversion. The Avid sees it perfectly.


Steve

On Apr 25, 2014, at 12:16 PM, Jeff Krebs <rockinjeff@gmail.com> wrote:

 

I use a Behringer xenyx 302 and do thesame thing as Steve only under Windowz MC
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On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 12:29 PM, Steve Hullfish <steve4lists@veralith.com> wrote:
 

I use a $75 Blue Icicle XLR to USB converter. I plug in my mic into the blue icicle and then plug the blue icicle via USB into my Mac and then launch MC. MC recognizes it instantly and I can record through the Capture Tool or Punch In tool.


Steve

On Apr 25, 2014, at 11:08 AM, Agustin Goya <agustingoya@gmail.com> wrote:

 

Hi, I'm looking for a cheap way to record voice overs with the punch in tool.
I don't have Mojo DX and want to avoid the internal audio card.

If I install an M-Audi M-Track, will I be able to use it with the punch in tool?

Thanks in advance.


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