Thursday, June 30, 2016

[Avid-L2] Media Composer 8.6 just released

 

Media Composer 8.6 is live on Donwload Center.
Here'a a link to the Ehat's new PDF:
http://resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/attach/WhatsNew_MediaComposer_v8.6.pdf

Happy Editing.

*Agustín Goya*
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Re: [Avid-L2] OT: Workstation desk company in LA

 

Yep, that would be them.  That's a shame that they are out of business.  Their desks and racks were really solid and super durable.  I think they just had marketing problems getting people to know about them.  But that's some really great google work.  I spent like two hours trying to track down information about them and never came across that article.  Thank you for going through that trouble.  


Jay

On Jun 30, 2016, at 10:25 AM, Michael Hancock mhancockeditor@gmail.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



I did a google search and found this article from 2001, which mentions a Crescent edit console that is available up to 92":


Looks like it was made by Solutions Home Furnishings.  I did a quick google search for that and it looks like they're no longer around.


On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 11:08 AM, Jay Mahavier jay_mahavier@earthlink.net [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>wrote:
 

Oh that is so close.  Like whoever this is use to work for the people I'm thinking of.  But the widest desk Edit5 has is 78".  The place I'm thinking of had a Crescent desk that was like 92" or 94" wide.  They also had an executive desk that was almost the size of a twin mattress. But this Edit5 place defiantly has the same ascetic.


Thanks for the link.

Jay


On Jun 30, 2016, at 8:41 AM, Bogdan Grigorescu <bogdan_grigorescu@yahoo.com> wrote:

try Edit5 - they might not be exactly the one you're looking for, but making very similar products.

BG



From: "Jay Mahavier jay_mahavier@earthlink.net [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
To: Avid-L2 <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> 
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:48 AM
Subject: [Avid-L2] OT: Workstation desk company in LA

I'm trying to find a specific furniture company in LA and I can't remember their name and was wondering if the L could help.

Back in the late '90's and early '00's there was a company in LA that sold these really nice workstation desks with separate monitor bridges on their own stands and under counter office racks. I remember that one of the models of desks was the Crescent. The desks a bridge could be disassembled and reassembled easily again and again because they used recessed nuts in the surfaces for bolts instead of crap wood screws.

I think the name of the company was something like Solutions Furniture, or Concept Solutions, or something similar. Anyway, searching for those words doesn't narrow things down, and when we had bought from them years ago their website was somewhat weak in design, so they are hard to find.

If anyone knows of the company I'm thinking of can you post a link to how to contact them?

Thank you very much and I'm very appreciative of any assistance.

Jay






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Re: [Avid-L2] OT: Workstation desk company in LA

 

I did a google search and found this article from 2001, which mentions a Crescent edit console that is available up to 92":


Looks like it was made by Solutions Home Furnishings.  I did a quick google search for that and it looks like they're no longer around.


On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 11:08 AM, Jay Mahavier jay_mahavier@earthlink.net [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Oh that is so close.  Like whoever this is use to work for the people I'm thinking of.  But the widest desk Edit5 has is 78".  The place I'm thinking of had a Crescent desk that was like 92" or 94" wide.  They also had an executive desk that was almost the size of a twin mattress. But this Edit5 place defiantly has the same ascetic.


Thanks for the link.

Jay


On Jun 30, 2016, at 8:41 AM, Bogdan Grigorescu <bogdan_grigorescu@yahoo.com> wrote:

try Edit5 - they might not be exactly the one you're looking for, but making very similar products.

BG



From: "Jay Mahavier jay_mahavier@earthlink.net [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
To: Avid-L2 <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> 
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:48 AM
Subject: [Avid-L2] OT: Workstation desk company in LA

I'm trying to find a specific furniture company in LA and I can't remember their name and was wondering if the L could help.

Back in the late '90's and early '00's there was a company in LA that sold these really nice workstation desks with separate monitor bridges on their own stands and under counter office racks. I remember that one of the models of desks was the Crescent. The desks a bridge could be disassembled and reassembled easily again and again because they used recessed nuts in the surfaces for bolts instead of crap wood screws.

I think the name of the company was something like Solutions Furniture, or Concept Solutions, or something similar. Anyway, searching for those words doesn't narrow things down, and when we had bought from them years ago their website was somewhat weak in design, so they are hard to find.

If anyone knows of the company I'm thinking of can you post a link to how to contact them?

Thank you very much and I'm very appreciative of any assistance.

Jay


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Re: [Avid-L2] OT: Workstation desk company in LA

 

Oh that is so close.  Like whoever this is use to work for the people I'm thinking of.  But the widest desk Edit5 has is 78".  The place I'm thinking of had a Crescent desk that was like 92" or 94" wide.  They also had an executive desk that was almost the size of a twin mattress. But this Edit5 place defiantly has the same ascetic.


Thanks for the link.

Jay


On Jun 30, 2016, at 8:41 AM, Bogdan Grigorescu <bogdan_grigorescu@yahoo.com> wrote:

try Edit5 - they might not be exactly the one you're looking for, but making very similar products.

BG



From: "Jay Mahavier jay_mahavier@earthlink.net [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
To: Avid-L2 <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> 
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:48 AM
Subject: [Avid-L2] OT: Workstation desk company in LA

I'm trying to find a specific furniture company in LA and I can't remember their name and was wondering if the L could help.

Back in the late '90's and early '00's there was a company in LA that sold these really nice workstation desks with separate monitor bridges on their own stands and under counter office racks. I remember that one of the models of desks was the Crescent. The desks a bridge could be disassembled and reassembled easily again and again because they used recessed nuts in the surfaces for bolts instead of crap wood screws.

I think the name of the company was something like Solutions Furniture, or Concept Solutions, or something similar. Anyway, searching for those words doesn't narrow things down, and when we had bought from them years ago their website was somewhat weak in design, so they are hard to find.

If anyone knows of the company I'm thinking of can you post a link to how to contact them?

Thank you very much and I'm very appreciative of any assistance.

Jay

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Re: [Avid-L2] OT: Workstation desk company in LA

 

try Edit5 - they might not be exactly the one you're looking for, but making very similar products.

BG
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From: "Jay Mahavier jay_mahavier@earthlink.net [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
To: Avid-L2 <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:48 AM
Subject: [Avid-L2] OT: Workstation desk company in LA

 
I'm trying to find a specific furniture company in LA and I can't remember their name and was wondering if the L could help.

Back in the late '90's and early '00's there was a company in LA that sold these really nice workstation desks with separate monitor bridges on their own stands and under counter office racks. I remember that one of the models of desks was the Crescent. The desks a bridge could be disassembled and reassembled easily again and again because they used recessed nuts in the surfaces for bolts instead of crap wood screws.

I think the name of the company was something like Solutions Furniture, or Concept Solutions, or something similar. Anyway, searching for those words doesn't narrow things down, and when we had bought from them years ago their website was somewhat weak in design, so they are hard to find.

If anyone knows of the company I'm thinking of can you post a link to how to contact them?

Thank you very much and I'm very appreciative of any assistance.

Jay


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[Avid-L2] OT: Workstation desk company in LA

 

I'm trying to find a specific furniture company in LA and I can't remember their name and was wondering if the L could help.

Back in the late '90's and early '00's there was a company in LA that sold these really nice workstation desks with separate monitor bridges on their own stands and under counter office racks. I remember that one of the models of desks was the Crescent. The desks a bridge could be disassembled and reassembled easily again and again because they used recessed nuts in the surfaces for bolts instead of crap wood screws.

I think the name of the company was something like Solutions Furniture, or Concept Solutions, or something similar. Anyway, searching for those words doesn't narrow things down, and when we had bought from them years ago their website was somewhat weak in design, so they are hard to find.

If anyone knows of the company I'm thinking of can you post a link to how to contact them?

Thank you very much and I'm very appreciative of any assistance.

Jay

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Posted by: Jay Mahavier <jay_mahavier@earthlink.net>
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Have you tried the highest rated email app?
With 4.5 stars in iTunes, the Yahoo Mail app is the highest rated email app on the market. What are you waiting for? Now you can access all your inboxes (Gmail, Outlook, AOL and more) in one place. Never delete an email again with 1000GB of free cloud storage.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

[Avid-L2] Re: Cropping vs. Scaling 4096x2160 True 4K ProResHQ?

 

Following up with an observation today.  I'm finding that when I'm using Adobe Media Encoder to crop to 16:9 my 4096x2160 True 4K ProRes HQ file to make an HD 1920x1080 HD ProResHQ file with 8 channels of audio it is taking the 90 minute program 24 hours to process whereas when I did the same thing but had it Scale to Fit so there is a slight letter box that only took 3 hours.  When I look at Activity monitor it's only showing AME using 90 percent or less of CPU %.  That's less than one of the 12 cores but the system today while processing in the background is really sluggish like AME is taxing the computer.  This is a 12 core MacPro mid2012 upgraded to 3.33GHz with 64 gig or ram and OS 10.8.5 running AME CC 2014. 

Given the sluggish performance while doing the cropping file conversion and little CPU usage does that mean that AME is taxing my GPU a Radeon 5770 to do the cropping math?  That would explain why everything is updating slowly.  Just trying to see what the processing hog is when CPU usage is low for AME and everything else.  If I pause AME the system does respond more normally.  I'm even finding exporting a QT Ref from avid that is making an audio mixdown in the process is taking a crazy long time.  Given Avid is all CPU why is it's internal processes being so hindered.  Does whacking the GPU with AME really explain what I'm experiencing?  Is there a way to monitor GPU usage similar to how you can monitor CPU usage in Activity monitor or some other app?  Still wondering why scale to fit is sooooo much faster the cropping.



---In avid-l2@yahoogroups.com, <bigfish@...> wrote :

We have delivered the first 4K project to the facility that is making an IMF file from our 4096x2160 ProResHQ .mov with 8 channels of audio.  All is well yesterday I took the 550GB file into Adobe Media Encoder to make an HD version.  Using no cropping but set to scale to fit and a target raster size of 1920x1080 there is a small letter box top and bottom, which is to be expected given the true 4K is 1.89 not 1.77 aspect ratio.  AME baked out the file in about 2.75 hours.  I then set the same process only cropping the original file to file correctly into 16:9 with no letter box, cropping off the wings left and right.  Left this cooking over night only to find today it will take 24 hours or so.  I had other elements in the batch that had finished but when I cam in this file was about half done after 10 hours.  I shut it down then restarted ame after clearing all but the 4K file with the cropping from the Que.  I restarted and it then said the whole thing would take 12 hours and the preview monitor appeared to be moving faster.  This was a new encode not a pickup of the one I aborted overnight.  I stopped the process again and did a full system restart thinking that might make things go even faster but now it says 24 hours for the bake time again and I've tried several restarts.

I'm wondering why when I did the first restart it seemed to be working about twice as fast as all the other restarts.  Is that just computer voodoo and it was probably just miscalculating the estimated time and would have crept up the estimated time as it baked?  Just curious what others think. 

The real question is why is there such a discrepancy between scaling to fit with a Letter Box and cropping?  I would think scaling to fit would take more time than just cropping but clearly that is not the case.  By cropping I would think it's just ignoring the edge pixels and doing in essence a .25 scale down of the pixels to fit into a normal HD raster 1920x1080.  I would think that would be similar math to the scale to fit so why such a big diffenece that takes 8 times as long to crop than to scale.  I must be oversimplifying the actual algorithms that are being used or something in the overall process.  Any insight would be welcome.
 
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Re: [Avid-L2] DNxIO puff piece sounds like BS to me

 

Mr. Dave,
I for one would really appreciate it if Clipster would officially support DNxHR.  I've heard that they are testing it and I've been told it might be as simple as loading the DNxHR codecs onto a Clipster system.  So far though the facilities I'm dealing with will not accept a DNxHR QT to make an IMF file from.  They are more than will to do it once DVS Clipster officially blesses DNxHR in their workflow.  Now I am forced to make ProResHQ .movs for IMF creation.  It would be much smoother if DNxHR could be put on the acceptable list.  Any way you could facilitate this would be much appreciated.



---In avid-l2@yahoogroups.com, <david.colantuoni@...> wrote :

Hi,

 

Thanks for pointing this out.  I took a look and there are definitely some items I will correct.  Very sorry, some of these items slipped through the review process and of course I would not want to present the product incorrectly.  If anybody needs clarification on DNXIO or DNxHR functionality, please reach out to me directly.  We will post a corrected article as soon as we can.

 

Dave

 

 



 

 

From: <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> on behalf of "tcurren@... [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
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Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 12:29 PM
To: "Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] DNxIO puff piece sounds like BS to me

 

 

It's total BS. All that the DNxIO adds is on board conversion to and from DNx. So if you are capturing from tape or outputting, the conversion is done on the box as opposed to the CPU or GPU. Just like Adrenaline. In other words, nothing in the real world. But the article implies that it actually accelerates transcodes and Frameflex. I have two of them and they don't accelerate anything.

 

BTW: You won't find Avid literature making those claims. They are outsourcing their BS.

 

 

I'm hesitant to give them traffic. But here you go:

 

Next-gen upgrade: moving to the Avid Artist | DNxIO by PVC News Staff - ProVideo Coalition

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Next-gen upgrade: moving to the Avid Artist | DNxIO by P...

In the real world of commercial post, no one likes to be the first to try out new tech. Fortunately for you, the good people at Mad Old Nut Productions have put t...

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

I could read the piece myself, but then I wouldn't be able to ask you… did the piece offer up any details, any specs, any benchmarking to support their claims? Anything even the least bit anecdotal form the field, you know, "… at work on 'Dunkirk' in France, editor Lee Smith says, "We wouldn't be able to keep up with all the IMAX Chris is shooting were it not for the advanced speed provided us with the DNxIO BOB!"? Something like that?

 

 

 

David Dodson

 

 

 

On Jun 23, 2016, at 8:11 AM, tcurren@... [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

 

Just read a BS article on ProVideoCoalition about DNxIO. It claims that "It's a whole lot faster with the DNxIO BOB, compared with previous hardware–especially when working with the anamorphic content. Avid's FrameFlex is much snappier on the DNxIO when de-squeezing the footage."

 

 

Doesn't this wring of the "Adrenaline accelerates" lie Avid used to push?

 

Terence Curren

 

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