Saturday, January 2, 2016

Re: [Avid-L2] Happy New Year - some really good Art of the Cut reading

 

Thanks Steve.  Another great interview.


- Rich

On Jan 2, 2016, at 3:13 AM, Steve Hullfish Steve@veralith.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

I'm really proud of this one. Some great information, and I learn a critical lesson from an Oscar winning editor. Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E. of "The Revenant"








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Re: [Avid-L2] 2x, 3x, even 4 x support renewal emails

 

Yes, you need the updater file. You get that by going to your Avid master account page. Under "My Products and Subscriptions" you go to the actual product you want, at the bottom of the individual product you will see "

Product Details and Download Links Show  

Click on "show" and it it will expand out the page and you will see the option to "Download Dongle Updater File" and clicking on that should give you a dialog box asking for your dongle ID number and then it creates an updater file for you to download.

That said, I had trouble with some of mine that Marianna had to intervene to get fixed.
 

On Jan 1, 2016, at 10:50 AM, paulsulsky@... [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

"For a dongle, don't we need an update file?"

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Re: [Avid-L2] 2x, 3x, even 4 x support renewal emails

 

You could attempt to deactivate it through the MC application, but I'm not going to be the first to try this with My Precious.


RT

On Jan 1, 2016, at 2:56 PM, RRMAIL <huipro@hawaii.rr.com> wrote:

Same here Paul.

Been on renewed support for 1 week.  Only option is to "update" through the Dongle Updater File.  The new file does not see the dongle, just like the one tried last week. 

Also have experienced Symphony optioned MC's that could not be renewed at all using the activation codes provided for that perpetual product.  So their master web accounts still list those as having expired support contracts...

Not complaining - just advising here.

Cheers Ya'll,

RT

On Jan 1, 2016, at 10:50 AM, paulsulsky@comcast.net [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Hi Marianna,

Happy new year.  Hope you're healed up.  

For a dongle, don't we need an update file?  There's no option to Deactivate my copy since it's grayed out in the Special menu. Selecting update in the Licensing tab of Application Manager opens the Browse dialog box.  I selected /Applications/Avid/Application Manager/DongleScan.avd and got, "NO dongle compatible with this update file is found.  I purchased the upgrade at the end of last month and it is updated in my account in Avid.com

Best Wishes,

Paul Sulsky


From: "marianna_montague@avid.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
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RT

Same as a license activation.  Doesn't matter which you have - activation ID or dongle. You need to update it once every 365 days so it knows it is on the new plan date.
Happy New Year all
Marianna





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Re: [Avid-L2] 2x, 3x, even 4 x support renewal emails

 

Same here Paul.

Been on renewed support for 1 week.  Only option is to "update" through the Dongle Updater File.  The new file does not see the dongle, just like the one tried last week. 

Also have experienced Symphony optioned MC's that could not be renewed at all using the activation codes provided for that perpetual product.  So their master web accounts still list those as having expired support contracts...

Not complaining - just advising here.

Cheers Ya'll,

RT

On Jan 1, 2016, at 10:50 AM, paulsulsky@comcast.net [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Hi Marianna,

Happy new year.  Hope you're healed up.  

For a dongle, don't we need an update file?  There's no option to Deactivate my copy since it's grayed out in the Special menu. Selecting update in the Licensing tab of Application Manager opens the Browse dialog box.  I selected /Applications/Avid/Application Manager/DongleScan.avd and got, "NO dongle compatible with this update file is found.  I purchased the upgrade at the end of last month and it is updated in my account in Avid.com

Best Wishes,

Paul Sulsky


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RT

Same as a license activation.  Doesn't matter which you have - activation ID or dongle. You need to update it once every 365 days so it knows it is on the new plan date.
Happy New Year all
Marianna




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Re: [Avid-L2] 2x, 3x, even 4 x support renewal emails

 

Hi Marianna,

Happy new year.  Hope you're healed up. 

For a dongle, don't we need an update file?  There's no option to Deactivate my copy since it's grayed out in the Special menu. Selecting update in the Licensing tab of Application Manager opens the Browse dialog box.  I selected /Applications/Avid/Application Manager/DongleScan.avd and got, "NO dongle compatible with this update file is found.  I purchased the upgrade at the end of last month and it is updated in my account in Avid.com

Best Wishes,

Paul Sulsky


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RT

Same as a license activation.  Doesn't matter which you have - activation ID or dongle. You need to update it once every 365 days so it knows it is on the new plan date.
Happy New Year all
Marianna


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[Avid-L2] Happy New Year - some really good Art of the Cut reading

 

I'm really proud of this one. Some great information, and I learn a critical lesson from an Oscar winning editor. Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E. of "The Revenant"






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Re: [Avid-L2] 2x, 3x, even 4 x support renewal emails

 

RT

Same as a license activation.  Doesn't matter which you have - activation ID or dongle. You need to update it once every 365 days so it knows it is on the new plan date.
Happy New Year all
Marianna

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Re: [Avid-L2] 2x, 3x, even 4 x support renewal emails

 

Thanks Rob. Aware of that, but looking to figure out when and how is this file updated and when should it be run?

I recently downloaded the correct updater file (just before my expiration date), ran it and it did nothing. The avid application manager could not find a valid matching file for my dongle. 
 
I have many dongled customer systems to sort this out with soon. 

But this can wait till after the New Years hangovers, y'all.  Have fun! 

Still counting down in Hawaii,.. 

RT
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On Dec 31, 2015, at 5:04 PM, Robert Lawson avidrhl@gmail.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

If you sign in to your master account on the Avid site, you can download an updated .avd file use with Dongle Manager.


On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 8:49 PM Richard Tibbetts huipro@hawaii.rr.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Better than last year,..

What about dongled systems?  When and how should those be "updated" (via a dongle updater file)?

Happy Healthy New Year!

RT
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On Dec 30, 2015, at 12:14 PM, marianna_montague@avid.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hey L2r's

I've gotten some additional info and wanted to update everyone on the Media Composer Upgrade & Support Plan renewal emails you keep receiving from Avid.   I know many of you have already taken advantage of the renewal offer, as I have checked a lot of your My Avid accounts, and you have renewed; however, you may still  receive the promotional emails even after you've taken action.

The cause I am told  is the lag time between when we pull the lists, and when we send the emails out. It takes time for your renewals to populate our customer data base, and this lag time may result in some people receiving additional promotional emails.  Sorry...… Please know that if you HAVE renewed your Upgrade & Support Plan, and the plan shows a new date of 2016 in your My Avid ( account.avid.com ) then your renewal is in effect/valid, even if you have received additional promotional emails asking you to renew.

This part is important and what a lot of folks are missing.......   Your license needs to be updated no more than once per year (every 365 days) any time after your upgrade and support plan has been renewed. So if you just renewed, you should deactivate/activate the license in AppMan in order to update it to the new date.  It is not necessary, however, to update your license if you are not performing a software update. I.e you renewed your plan but still plan to run 8.4.2 for example.  If you are on 8.4.2, renewed your plan recently and are going to 8.4.4, then you must perform the deactivate/activate the license in AppMan in order to update it to the new date.  If your upgrade and support plan is successfully renewed, but you are not going to upgrade your software version at this time, then you do not need to upgrade your license.

****   Licenses only need to be updated when you have renewed your upgrade and support plan and are performing a software upgrade to a version that was released after your previous upgrade and support plan expired. ****

We are aware of the AppMan tabs indicating the old expiration date(s) in some instances. Disregard as long as the My Avid date is correct.  Also disregard the bubble message that pops up - as annoying as it is, it wont affect the editing application for launching.     A new AppMan is coming that will correct this.  

We truly apologize for the confusion over this whole thing.  I have been assured that we will work to make this process much better in the future to avoid this confusion.
Thanks for your understanding.

Happy New year all.....

Marianna



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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: End of Year Tax Time Purchases?

 

I'm not certain but didn't Apple add support for most 'pc' gpus ages ago? At the very least look at the nvidia web drivers it replaces the built in OS X driver and don't forget to install cuda! I literally did a freelance job this week where the tech hadn't installed cuda it was on a smoke so didn't make much difference until you run a spark I cut down the render times of a large batch by 3 minutes (about 75% of the time).

Mike

On 1 Jan 2016, at 10:07 AM, John Pale pale.edit@gmail.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Did some quick research.  Things are more complicated with PC Titan cards than the GTX 680...looks like you would need to bust out a soldering iron and put on a new chip.  Probably best to leave it to the pros.  

For what its worth, here is how I flashed a PC Nvidia GTX680 to be a Mac card.


Apologies if this hackery is not appropriate for this forum.

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 7:03 PM, bigfish@pacbell.net [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

I recall flashing things like Atto card etc...  I can remember in CMX class they mentioned "Blowing the Proms" which was always a fun thing to say.  Where does one find the flash file and flasher software for a TitanX graphic card.  I will have to re educate myself on the EFI etc...

Now I've ordered 2 TitanX cards as per Mikes suggestion.  With my current Mac Enabled GTX-680 in the MacPro chassis I really don't need to flash the new TitanXs if they will live in the expansion chassis.  Would it be more effective to Mac enable one of the TitanXs and put it in the MacPro Chassis and move the GTX-680 to the expansion chassis?



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

For what it's worth, I have flashed an older generation card myself (pre-Titan).  Works fine.  No difference from a "genuine" Mac card.  Very simple process, but, by all means spend the flashing fee if you are not comfortable doing it yourself.


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On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 8:59 AM -0800, "'Dom Q. Silverio' domqsilverio@... [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

NVidia cards can be flashed to support EFI.
http://www.macvidcards.com/store/c2/Nvidia_GPUs.html

Dom Q. Silverio

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 11:34 AM, bigfish@... [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


This looks good.  I've checked with B&H about the TitanX but they tell me their Asues and EVGA models aren't Mac Compatible.  When I purchased my GTX-680 I got the Mac Edition from EVGA so I still get the startup screen etc...  Given I am going to keep my GTX-680 in the MacPro Chassis I would assume that it would still be driving the computer monitors and I would be okay putting the PC version TitanX cards in the expansion chassis to be used for extra horsepower in Resolve etc...

Does that make sense or is B&H not aware that there are TitanX cards that have the necessary Mac kernel or boot info to show a startup screen etc...


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

I bought one of these from
Rich about 3 years ago for my resolve
http://www.whipping-post.com/agentx
It's got two titans in it and I get solid performance - it's been hammered but keeps on ticking.

Only thing I did was swap the fans for silent ones - the ones it came with sounded like a plane taking off.

Mike




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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: End of Year Tax Time Purchases?

 

Did some quick research.  Things are more complicated with PC Titan cards than the GTX 680...looks like you would need to bust out a soldering iron and put on a new chip.  Probably best to leave it to the pros.  

For what its worth, here is how I flashed a PC Nvidia GTX680 to be a Mac card.


Apologies if this hackery is not appropriate for this forum.

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 7:03 PM, bigfish@pacbell.net [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

I recall flashing things like Atto card etc...  I can remember in CMX class they mentioned "Blowing the Proms" which was always a fun thing to say.  Where does one find the flash file and flasher software for a TitanX graphic card.  I will have to re educate myself on the EFI etc...

Now I've ordered 2 TitanX cards as per Mikes suggestion.  With my current Mac Enabled GTX-680 in the MacPro chassis I really don't need to flash the new TitanXs if they will live in the expansion chassis.  Would it be more effective to Mac enable one of the TitanXs and put it in the MacPro Chassis and move the GTX-680 to the expansion chassis?



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

For what it's worth, I have flashed an older generation card myself (pre-Titan).  Works fine.  No difference from a "genuine" Mac card.  Very simple process, but, by all means spend the flashing fee if you are not comfortable doing it yourself.


Sent from Outlook Mobile




On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 8:59 AM -0800, "'Dom Q. Silverio' domqsilverio@... [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

NVidia cards can be flashed to support EFI.
http://www.macvidcards.com/store/c2/Nvidia_GPUs.html

Dom Q. Silverio

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 11:34 AM, bigfish@... [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


This looks good.  I've checked with B&H about the TitanX but they tell me their Asues and EVGA models aren't Mac Compatible.  When I purchased my GTX-680 I got the Mac Edition from EVGA so I still get the startup screen etc...  Given I am going to keep my GTX-680 in the MacPro Chassis I would assume that it would still be driving the computer monitors and I would be okay putting the PC version TitanX cards in the expansion chassis to be used for extra horsepower in Resolve etc...

Does that make sense or is B&H not aware that there are TitanX cards that have the necessary Mac kernel or boot info to show a startup screen etc...


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

I bought one of these from
Rich about 3 years ago for my resolve
http://www.whipping-post.com/agentx
It's got two titans in it and I get solid performance - it's been hammered but keeps on ticking.

Only thing I did was swap the fans for silent ones - the ones it came with sounded like a plane taking off.

Mike




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Re: [Avid-L2] 2x, 3x, even 4 x support renewal emails

 

If you sign in to your master account on the Avid site, you can download an updated .avd file use with Dongle Manager.


On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 8:49 PM Richard Tibbetts huipro@hawaii.rr.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Better than last year,..

What about dongled systems?  When and how should those be "updated" (via a dongle updater file)?

Happy Healthy New Year!

RT
Sent via iMobile


On Dec 30, 2015, at 12:14 PM, marianna_montague@avid.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hey L2r's

I've gotten some additional info and wanted to update everyone on the Media Composer Upgrade & Support Plan renewal emails you keep receiving from Avid.   I know many of you have already taken advantage of the renewal offer, as I have checked a lot of your My Avid accounts, and you have renewed; however, you may still  receive the promotional emails even after you've taken action.

The cause I am told  is the lag time between when we pull the lists, and when we send the emails out. It takes time for your renewals to populate our customer data base, and this lag time may result in some people receiving additional promotional emails.  Sorry...… Please know that if you HAVE renewed your Upgrade & Support Plan, and the plan shows a new date of 2016 in your My Avid ( account.avid.com ) then your renewal is in effect/valid, even if you have received additional promotional emails asking you to renew.

This part is important and what a lot of folks are missing.......   Your license needs to be updated no more than once per year (every 365 days) any time after your upgrade and support plan has been renewed. So if you just renewed, you should deactivate/activate the license in AppMan in order to update it to the new date.  It is not necessary, however, to update your license if you are not performing a software update. I.e you renewed your plan but still plan to run 8.4.2 for example.  If you are on 8.4.2, renewed your plan recently and are going to 8.4.4, then you must perform the deactivate/activate the license in AppMan in order to update it to the new date.  If your upgrade and support plan is successfully renewed, but you are not going to upgrade your software version at this time, then you do not need to upgrade your license.

****   Licenses only need to be updated when you have renewed your upgrade and support plan and are performing a software upgrade to a version that was released after your previous upgrade and support plan expired. ****

We are aware of the AppMan tabs indicating the old expiration date(s) in some instances. Disregard as long as the My Avid date is correct.  Also disregard the bubble message that pops up - as annoying as it is, it wont affect the editing application for launching.     A new AppMan is coming that will correct this.  

We truly apologize for the confusion over this whole thing.  I have been assured that we will work to make this process much better in the future to avoid this confusion.
Thanks for your understanding.

Happy New year all.....

Marianna



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