Saturday, September 26, 2015

[Avid-L2] Re: Media Composer l First

 

That's a good point.  How do you offer Broadcast Quality Support for free software?  Blackmagic seems to get away with it on some level.  BM support seems to have improved a bit, I haven't had to contact them in quite a while so I might be out of date with this. 

I find it surprising when larger facilities and networks move into the Adobe camp given the virtual non existence of the kind of support I have grown to expect from companies like GVG, Avid etc... which IMHO is required to work in those fields. 

Recently the Late Night with Steven Colbert almost missed air on their premiere night.  I'm pretty sure they are an Avid Centric workflow given previous tech talk comedy skits with the engineers on Letterman.  Don't know the specifics of that situation but I wouldn't want to be in that kind of a time crunch on systems I didn't have access to tech support. 



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They are working on it. According to the CEO they are hoping to have it out by NAB. I think they found out the gotchas when they did ProTools First. Guess what happens when tons of people download your free software? You have to handle tons of support.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: moving media via internet - frame.io (slightly off-topic)

 

I'm a massive fan of Frankie from the cine-sync guys. Super cheap and simple for clients.

Mike

On 26 Sep 2015, at 2:28 PM, tonybreuer@mac.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Slightly off topic:  I've been using frame.io for client approval and remote screenings.  There were some rough spots in the beginning but the software is a boon for me because I work hundreds of miles away from my clients.  


The frame.io folks really listen to their clients and the software is rapidly getting better.  It's not suitable for moving a lot of large files.  And it's affordable for a one man operation like me.

Tony

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[Avid-L2] Re: moving media via internet - frame.io (slightly off-topic)

 

Slightly off topic:  I've been using frame.io for client approval and remote screenings.  There were some rough spots in the beginning but the software is a boon for me because I work hundreds of miles away from my clients.  


The frame.io folks really listen to their clients and the software is rapidly getting better.  It's not suitable for moving a lot of large files.  And it's affordable for a one man operation like me.

Tony

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Re: [Avid-L2] moving AMA sequence from HD to 2K/4K/etc.

 

MC 8.3 gave us all the UHD, 2K and 4k specific sizes...Yes it's as simple as changing the format, and the project then uses that res.  Depending on your hardware, it can be graceful, or not.

My experience is that with a NitrisDX appliance, the switching is all rather smooth. (though of course monitoring still is at HD res. only).

When using Aja Kona3, you have to convince the AVID i/o to change res, which is sometimes a bit squirrelly. (Turn down your audio board, it pops very loud when switching.)

It was v 8.4 that gave us variable raster sizes.  I haven't had the chance to play with that just yet.  Production house I am working at doesn't have it in use yet.  Haven't had time to bring it up on my home system, which is usually running software only.

Dave Hogan
Burbank, CA



On Thursday, September 24, 2015 9:01 AM, "Michael Brockington mbrock321@gmail.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


 
I'm curious if it is as simple as it appears taking a sequence that is
AMA-linked from an HD project to a 2K or 4K project.

Let's say I have a bin with some AMA 4K clips and a cut sequence in an
HD project, and open it in a 4K project. Does the sequence
automatically take on the 4K resolution? Is there any reframing of the
source clips in the sequence? What if the aspect ratio changes -- ie.
from HD to 2K, or HD to full 4K (rather than quadHD)?

Appreciate any pointers to gotchas in this process...

Also, at what point did MC get arbitrary project sizes? I don't think
it was in 8.0, but a later revision -- maybe 8.3?

Thanks,
--Michael Brockington


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[Avid-L2] Re: Media Composer l First

 

They are working on it. According to the CEO they are hoping to have it out by NAB. I think they found out the gotchas when they did ProTools First. Guess what happens when tons of people download your free software? You have to handle tons of support.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Mixed framerate grouping question

 

Where is the logic? Is this for cinema?
Otherwise it would make sense to edit in 29.97

Bouke

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Op 25 sep. 2015 om 17:31 heeft kenavid2@glueedit.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> het volgende geschreven:

 

Client is cutting in 23.98.  They have some multicamera material that is 29.97.  Is there a way to group the 29.97 clips and use that group within the 23.98 project?  They don't seem to be having much luck.  MC 8.4


Thanks,


KEN

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Friday, September 25, 2015

[Avid-L2] Media Composer l First

 

where the hell is it ?!


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Re: [Avid-L2] QT OP Server

 

Hi Greg,
I had this problem at a company last month. It had nothing to do with drives or Avid
or QT.  It got into everything playback and just slowly ground my speed to nothing.
Something called OP server is running and we had to go into Terminal to kill it.
I'm not an IT person, So I had to get the house IT guy to fix it for me.
Good Luck
JC

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Re: [Avid-L2] Isis 5000 no VGA output

 

Hi,
they cant get it to network.... so no vga... no ip ... its blind system....

Saludos
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Asunto: Re: [Avid-L2] Isis 5000 no VGA output
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Fecha: viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2015, 14:00


 









Have you tried MS Remote Desktop?


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Hey guys,

I friend of mine is having this issue with one Isis 5000.

Theres no vga output, and He dont know what the Ip scheme
is... so...

Theres any way to put a PCIe Video Card inside the Isis?

Any idea to use Ip like a managment Ip or something like
that?

Its like the Isis its fine, all drives are fine... but

best regards,



Saludos

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[Avid-L2] HDCam F-500 Possible Tape Tension Etc... Issue?

 

The Rental house swapped out my F-500 for another unit because they said they needed to "service" the deck we had.  I'm pretty sure the deck we had was a sub rental for them so they swapped it with one of their own stock when it became available.  At any rate now I find after a shows worth of outputs this deck aborts digital cuts fairly often and today it was a no go for an insert edit until I moved my in point back about 14 minutes from where I needed to go in.  I tried video input reference instead of external reference, which always works for me.  Still no success.  Put deck in 2 field instead of 4 field still no go.  Gave it 30 second preroll and still no go.  Finally backing up the in point 14 minutes worked.

The original problem in point was around 1;31;00;00 on a 64 minute tape which is roughly mid way on the reel.  My old VTR engineering side remembers that some times when both reels have about the same mass of tape there can be servo/tension issues that don't happen at the beginning or end of the tape.  I had already made insert edits to this tape at 3 and 10 minutes in and the show was output originally on this machine.  The black and code was done and a previous rental deck we had months ago and I've used several of these on the current rental deck before it was swapped last week.  Does it make sense to suggest to the Rental house that the deck might have some sort of tension related issue?  I know without having the deck on a test bench this is all speculation but I feel like I've seen this behavior on other decks in the past.  The error shows lost lock after it aborts edits and the audio never locks up during preroll on the aborted edits.  This just smacks of servo tension type issues to me.
 
John Moore Barking Trout Productions Studio City, CA bigfish@pacbell.net

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[Avid-L2] Re: Mixed framerate grouping question

 

Nope...you can't group clips with differing frame rates in Avid. You'll have to convert the clip to 23.98 first, then group it.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Wicked Switch of the West? Fibre Switch that is

 

Thanks for the info.  I did have to wait patiently while the switch rebooted on the power cycle and I thought I'd screwed the pooch at first.  Today the switch is still working from yesterday.  The engineer logged in and said the switch was reading "warm" and he thought that might be a factor in its' dying yesterday.  During my troubleshooting I did redirect an air conditioning baffle to get more air near the switches.  Perhaps that has helped.  Also on my last power cycle I let the unit sit unplugged a couple extra minutes.  Sometimes unplugging for a while drains internal power buses and that seems to help on some equipment in my experience.  Maybe unplugging for 3 or 4 minutes might have given it enough time to cool the problem area if that is in fact the problem.  So far today it's working so only time will tell.



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The 5600 has a JAVA based web GUI you can access. However, its JAVA platform is very old and newer browsers and JAVA version cannot execute it. The Unity server itself should be able to access since its OS and browser is also very old. If he does get in, it does keep a wealth of information to diagnose.

Avid does include a configuration file with every Unity full installer. The zoning portion is the most important as it designates certain ports for all Unity chassis.

FYI - the boot process for these switches is a long process. It includes no or minimal light activity. Don't panic. Once it is done the connection lights will normalize. Any client must reboot after.


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So our SanMP runs through a Qlogic SanBox 5600 Fibre Switch, just like our medianet unitys do.  Today one of the SNS EVO JBOD chassis was beeping so the AEs reset it.  Perhaps unrelated but a while later I got bounced off SanMP.  It turns out the Fibre switch went stupid and I did a power cycle and it woke up and all was well for about 40 minutes.  Now I've spent the afternoon power cycling the Fibre Switch.  When it dies I find all the left green connection lights by the fibre connections blinking in unison.  After a power cycle there is a couple minutes or so rebooting which has lights going on and off during the process.  In the end the lights over the fibre connections left lights come on down the line and the right activity lights start to twinkle.  All is good for a while then poof.

Our tech had us hook up an ethernet cable to our internal network.  I assume he can remotely log into the switch and he said he was going to see if there was any indication of a power supply issue.  How does the ethernet connection to the switch work?  Is it something you can log into it in a browser using the right ip address, like I do with my Tektronix scope and other devices?  What wealth of information can be had there?  I would assume things related to the switch configuration but does the unit have some sort of cache of error logs etc... to help trouble shoot?

Now I've had the switch not fail for almost an hour.  Does that mean this is an intermittent issue or is it near the end of the day when others are not pulling as much power.  I've been the only one in our facility accessing the SanMP fibre network today but I wouldn't rule out power spikes that may be coming from other equipment when more people are working.   

If we do end up shot gunning the Fibre Switch do they usually come with a usable standard configuration so we could plug and play so to speak?  I've never had to configure ethernet switches but perhaps those are a very different beast.  Do all Fibre Switches require user intervention before they can be used out of the box?
 
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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: 3 db Mono madness

 

I'm on a Mac SNDX Ver 6.5.4.7.  Here are the results of taking two channels of -20db, 0vu tone and multing them in an audio mixdown.  Monitoring in Mono results in different mixdown summing when doing stereo or dual mono mixdowns.  Perhaps this is an element to what you are seeing.  I adopted the practice of monitoring in mono when doing all my summing mixdowns to make stereo tracks into mono and then I add -6db level correction.

Monitor Direct, Stereo Mixdown results in 2 channels at 0vu
Monitor Direct, Dual Mono Mixdown results in 2 channels at 0vu
Monitor Direct, Mono Mixdown results in 1 channel at +6vu

Monitor Stereo, Stereo Mixdown results in 2 channels at 0vu
Monitor Stereo, Dual Mono Mixdown results in 2 channel at 0vu
Monitor Stereo, Mono Mixdown results in 1 channel at +6vu

Monitor Mono, Stereo Mixdown results in 2 channels at +3vu
Monitor Mono, Dual Mono Mixdown results in 2 channels at +3vu
Monitor Mono, Mono Mixdown results in 1 channel +6vu

0vu=-20db on Avid audio meter
+3vu=-17db on Avid audio meter
+6vu=-14db on Avid audio meter

 

 

 


 

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