Friday, December 26, 2014

[Avid-L2] Re: Santa do I want the Baselight Plugin?

 

If you nest the Baselight effect on a CCR effect then it will further grade the graded shot. Not sure how it works on top of a symphony CCR but I imagine it's the same.

They do have some kind of freelancer license under test too - I think a license code you have to release to re-use.

I like it a lot & now have my rew/ffw assigned to F5/F6 permenantly (needed to jump to prev/next shot within BL GUI)

It is WAY better than a round trip through Resolve & seems to be gaining traction in houses with full BL.

Happy Newt Year

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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: NBC Christmas Eve Mass . . . . Again (My Eleventh Time)

 

Time to google "Go Pro Mitre Mount"   ;-)



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

It's called a mitre.

On 2014-12-25, at 4:57 PM, bigfish@... [Avid-L2] wrote:

the big head wear

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Re: [Avid-L2] 8.3 LICENSE issues

 

I have the same info. 

On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 2:32 PM, Marcel Brassard bncrcaxlr@gmail.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Actually my perpetual license got changed to temporary with an expiration date. I'll have to investigate after the holidays.

Marcel

On 2014-12-24, at 9:16 AM, 'Carmichael, Scott A' sacarmic@indiana.edu [Avid-L2] wrote:

> FYI., I tried the 8.3 upgrade this morning and after the install none of our machines would launch. Kept getting errors that our contract had no expiration date. AVID support confirmed this is an issue with 8.3 for some users with a support contract.




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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: NBC Christmas Eve Mass . . . . Again (My Eleventh Time)

 

It's called a mitre.


On 2014-12-25, at 4:57 PM, bigfish@pacbell.net [Avid-L2] wrote:

the big head wear

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Re: [Avid-L2] Re: NBC Christmas Eve Mass . . . . Again (My Eleventh Time)

 


On Dec 25, 2014, at 4:57 PM, bigfish@pacbell.net wrote:

> I watched a bit of the show and thought of you.  It's become a bit of an Xmas tradition for Rubin and I.  Good job nice to be a part of something much bigger than yourself that so many get to see.  Nice job as always.  Perhaps a Pope point of view camera could be added next year.  I think the big head wear could hold a divinely reliable RF unit.

I say:

Yeah, I don't think that's gonna happen, y'know . . . .   

Dennis Degan, Video Editor-Consultant-Knowledge Bank
    NBC Today Show, New York


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[Avid-L2] Re: NBC Christmas Eve Mass . . . . Again (My Eleventh Time)

 

I watched a bit of the show and thought of you.  It's become a bit of an Xmas tradition for Rubin and I.  Good job nice to be a part of something much bigger than yourself that so many get to see.  Nice job as always.  Perhaps a Pope point of view camera could be added next year.  I think the big head wear could hold a divinely reliable RF unit.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: 8.3 Dongle Upgrade blues

 


On Dec 25, 2014, at 6:51 AM, switthaus@mac.com wrote:

> Hi Dennis - Was this punched live or iso'ed and cut later?  Or both?

I answer:

We take the international feed from RAI, which is switched live and includes no graphics.  There are no ISOs, but additional beauty shots are fed before the program actually begins.  This year, the Italian director was the best we've ever had.  He got some great video of the Basilica, but also gave the program a smooth lively look; nice camera moves, interesting angles of the proceedings, all timed perfectly and in the respectful tone of the program.
This was a worldwide event we prepare for the US audience.  As the RAI feed is captured, we add English commentary from Monsignor Tom Powers (who is in the Basilica), fed separately.  We capture everything separately as well as mixed in case something needs to be changed or fixed.  After capture (or even before the feed ends), I start to edit the RAI feed to make the program.  The most challenging part of the edit is the opening and the closing.  The rest consists of the RAI feed as it is, with Tom Powers' commentary.  This year, we had some fantastic drone shots of the Basilica's exteriors for the opening, but no music during the feed's 'lead-in' to the Pope's entering the Basilica.  So I made the opening by lifting some music and chorus from later in the feed, adding the announcer's introduction followed by Tom Powers' introduction.  Pictures for the opening were rearranged as well to better lead into the Pope's entrance.  Graphics were added for the opening, a couple of places for locators and Tom Powers' identifiers within the program, and the closing which consisted of the 'NBCUniversal, LLC Copyright 2014'.  An 'NBC Special' announcement was added at the beginning (It's the first thing you see in the program) and a special 'Network Identification' station cue was put on the very end of the show.
Though this yearly program seems simple enough to edit, the hard part is the workflow to get it on the air.  It's around 2 hours long with no breaks, no commercials.  I have developed a workflow that allows this to be done as a Sequence File Transfer, which takes about a half-hour (4 times real time) to complete.  To accommodate this, we need 2 additional Avid edit rooms to act as feed capture rooms (primary and backup).  Once the program is edited and is being File Transferred, we also protect the FT program with a real time playout of the Avid Sequence to DPS Playback in case of trouble with the File Transfer.  As an additional backup, we make an HDCAM SR tape of the program, which we hand carry down to BOC before airtime.

Dennis Degan, Video Editor-Consultant-Knowledge Bank
    NBC Today Show, New York


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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: 8.3 LICENSE issues

Hi Bart,

That makes sense, of course. However, the current change in the licensing system is being combined with a huge clean-up. There used to be separate databases for licenses sold in the online store and licenses sold through VARs. The way they are going about that now means all licenses will be consolidated into Avid Master Accounts. That means that after this initial hurdle, things should be easier to oversee and manage – both for the end user and for Avid.

I'm pretty amazed by how fast Customer Support is handling all this.

J

On 25 dec. 2014, at 13:22, Bart van den Broek bart@filmdoc.nl [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

> I can't imagen Avid is making money when every upgraded license needs a support employee to get it working...
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[Avid-L2] Re: 8.3 LICENSE issues

 


Buying licenses was always crap at Avid. I always buy the licenseses first and calculate a few days to let support get everything right (missing system id's, etc) before even trying to upgrade the software. Or even better; never install a new MC version in the first 3 months after a release to get the bugs out.
I can't imagen Avid is making money when every upgraded license needs a support employee to get it working...

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[Avid-L2] Re: 8.3 Dongle Upgrade blues

 

Hi Dennis - 


Was this punched live or iso'ed and cut later?  Or both?

Happy holidays!

Scott

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[Avid-L2] NBC Christmas Eve Mass . . . . Again (My Eleventh Time)

 


I toot a small horn:

Today, I did my yearly 'Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican' Special program, which aired on NBC at 11:34pm ET.  This year, the pictures were the best ever from Rome.  The director was superb; the best yet.  RAI gave us incredible shots for our opening; like never before.  There were drone shots of St. Peter's Basilica.  That was a first.  Beautiful passes around the Square in front of the Cathedral, smooth as silk.  And once the program started, the shots from inside were pretty good too.  We saw views of the altar like we've never seen it before.  I noticed that there was at least one wireless shoulder-mounted camera getting some great closeups of the Pope.  The director seemed to be right in tune with the proceedings, getting shots appropriate to the schedule of the Mass.  In addition, the camera operators were getting great shots with interesting moves, breaking the previous years' pattern of showing us static shots of the crowd at seemingly random inopportune moments.  All in all, everyone agreed it was the best Christmas Eve Mass we've ever aired.

Dennis Degan, Video Editor-Consultant-Knowledge Bank
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Re: [Avid-L2] 8.3 Dongle Upgrade blues

 

Okay, Raj was right.  

Christmas Eve, and I'm trying to initiate support for a half-dozen existing systems. Most are version six or seven. 

All were upgraded and registered in the last 2 to 3 years and NONE of them show up in the customers master account. Including two of mine.  

And so, we can't use the support activation codes that were just purchased for all of them. 

I have screen grabs from every original system registration proving that they were done. 

And now I am having to reregister every single one. So far that's not even helping.  

What a complete mess. 

Fa la la, frickin La Avid!!  •<|:-(

RT

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On Dec 24, 2014, at 9:12 AM, "'Dave Spraker' avid@spraker.tv [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Signing up for Obamacare works WAAAAAY better than Avid licensing…

 

Dave Spraker

 

Principal, spraker.tv

Shared Storage Solutions  |  Consulting  |  Sports Audio

www.spraker.tv

 

Northwest Territory Manager, Western Rep Associates

Broadcast and AV Manufacturer's Representative

www.westernrep.com

 

dave@spraker.tv
(503) 897-0250

 

From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com]
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Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] 8.3 Dongle Upgrade blues

 

 

Nuthin goes right this time of year. 

 

Just have a double eggnog and blame it all on Obamacare!  Helps me cope.  

 

Happy Holidaze!

 

RT


On Dec 24, 2014, at 8:25 AM, "'Dave Spraker' avid@spraker.tv [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

The registration process is FUBAR.

 

Dave Spraker

 

Principal, spraker.tv

Shared Storage Solutions  |  Consulting  |  Sports Audio

www.spraker.tv

 

Northwest Territory Manager, Western Rep Associates

Broadcast and AV Manufacturer's Representative

www.westernrep.com

 

dave@spraker.tv
(503) 897-0250

 

From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com]
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Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] 8.3 Dongle Upgrade blues

 

 

Tks all. Kinda confusing. So why did Avid take his money? The purchase completed normally, and he's got both the activation code and the download link in his account together with the 3rd party app NewBlueTitler and trials of sorenson and izotope.....

 

Who the hells responsible for this mess? How can anyone believe that making regular clients jump hoops like this is good for business, when the pirates run one little app and activate not just the app but all options..symphony included? Good times, indeed!

 

Pissed off on xmas eve..not cool

 

Raj



On Wednesday, December 24, 2014, bigfish@pacbell.net [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

I had similar issues with my upgrades mid summer.  Part of my problem was related to the upgrade code, not the .avd files, would take a day or more to be validated by Avid then my status went from pending to okay.  I also had to email invoices to correct for them not knowing one system was dongle based.

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Re: [Avid-L2] MacPro 5.1 SSD in drive bay or Mercury Accelsior_E2 PCI Express Solid State Drive?

 

I have the way overpriced cubix expansion chassis.  The Nitris works fine in the expansion chassis, but the decklink extreme 3d+ doesn't work correctly in the expansion chassis.  Ymmv

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On Dec 24, 2014, at 17:35, bigfish@pacbell.net [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Well I decided to go with the Mercury Accelsior SSD which also has two ESata connectors.  I did some research and it does seem the drive throughputs are correctly labeled as MB/s as in MegaBytes/sec.  I will only be lacking USB 3 connectivity but I suppose down the line if that was a real problem I could get an external chassis and hook it up to slot 2 to get extra slots and start moving the Nitris DX HBA to the external chassis and move the Accesior SSD to slot 4 which according to the OWC site will work at full speed in a 4X slot which slot 4 is.  Does anybody know if the NitrisDX HBA would work in an expansion chassis?  If not I could move my decklink sdi to the external chassis that is in slot 3 now.

I don't seem to find any PCIe cards that offer thunderbold connectivity.  Am I missing them or do they not exist?  Perhaps Thunderbold is too much bandwidth for PCI 2.0? 

I'm also going to up the ram to 64GB given the 4K workflows that may be coming down the path.  Hard to believe all this stuff is still way less than a VideoTek Harris legalizer or even a GVG proc amp back in the day of composite video and I don't even need a one inch machine as a master record.  Fun but scary times.

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Re: [Avid-L2] MacPro 5.1 SSD in drive bay or Mercury Accelsior_E2 PCI Express Solid State Drive?

 

John, 

Thunderbolt is motherboard dependent and cannot be connected through PCI. 

Kedor

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On Dec 24, 2014, at 19:35, bigfish@pacbell.net [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Well I decided to go with the Mercury Accelsior SSD which also has two ESata connectors.  I did some research and it does seem the drive throughputs are correctly labeled as MB/s as in MegaBytes/sec.  I will only be lacking USB 3 connectivity but I suppose down the line if that was a real problem I could get an external chassis and hook it up to slot 2 to get extra slots and start moving the Nitris DX HBA to the external chassis and move the Accesior SSD to slot 4 which according to the OWC site will work at full speed in a 4X slot which slot 4 is.  Does anybody know if the NitrisDX HBA would work in an expansion chassis?  If not I could move my decklink sdi to the external chassis that is in slot 3 now.

I don't seem to find any PCIe cards that offer thunderbold connectivity.  Am I missing them or do they not exist?  Perhaps Thunderbold is too much bandwidth for PCI 2.0? 

I'm also going to up the ram to 64GB given the 4K workflows that may be coming down the path.  Hard to believe all this stuff is still way less than a VideoTek Harris legalizer or even a GVG proc amp back in the day of composite video and I don't even need a one inch machine as a master record.  Fun but scary times.

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