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10GbE for Small Business or Video Pro...



10GbE for Small Business or Video Professionals I need  to share my RED media between two users so I want to build a Network infrastructure  greater than 10 GbE speeds. I would like to use a MacMini with an external Thunderbolt 3 SSD raid for storage, but since Apple hasn’t made that yet … Storage: (1) ThunderBay 4 mini base case $348 with(2) four Enterprise level SSD’s  [...]

RED 4K portable online workflow



RED 4K portable online workflow I don’t want to be slowed by rendering.  So here’s the ONLINE 4K workflow I use on a laptop, yup … I said laptop. This is what I’m doing to have a RED 4K portable online workflow. For starters, I’m using a 2016 MacBook Pro. The 2017 MacBook Pro would work equally as well. The secret to this solution is the Thunde [...]

HOW TO FIX a FCPX project when RCX RM...



HOW TO FIX a FCPX project when RCX RMD’s are not updating Here’s the steps I took to fix a Final Cut Pro X project when REDcine-X RMD file saves /color changes were not updating Final Cut Pro X. First, I exported my project as a General XML in Final Cut.     Next, right click on your Final Cut Project file, and show package contents. Navigate to the Original media folder inside this pac [...]

How to use a RED SSD as production dr...



How to use a RED SSD as production drive Hi, if you’re a small or mid size production company, here’s a tip to possibly help. ALOT I have a RED mini Mag which is USB 3.1, this achieves 520Mb/sec over USB 3.1, so that got me thinking … I want an SSD raid for production but can’t yet afford one. RED’s SSD’s have 3 bytes to 1  compared to normal SSD [...]

2016 MacBook Pro problems



2016 MacBook Pro problems I’ve been waiting a long time to get Thunderbolt3 in a Mac laptop, 2 years to be precise. So I was one of the first early adopters that pulled the trigger and purchased the instant it became available on the online Apple Store, as I needed a custom built-to-order model. Mine was all specs maxed except only having the 1Tb SSD option. Ord [...]

Fixing a corrupted Final Cut Pro X pr...



Fixing a corrupted Final Cut Pro X project If you’re like me and have been working on the same project for over a year, and then suddenly you get ‘beachballs’ by scrubbing the timeline, then this article is your salvation. I spent days scouring the Internet for fixes on FCPX beachball fixes and tried one after the other – nothing worked. It was not an option to [...]

Mac mini shared storage for 4K edit s...



Mac mini shared storage for 4K edit suites Mac mini shared storage for 4K edit suites Recently been asked about 10GbE networked solutions for shared storage for multiple 4K edit suites. There’s many different solutions on the market, but here’s a fairly economical option using a Mac mini $1,250. The heart of any economical solution is Thunderbolt Raid storage. If you wish [...]

Don’t Trust Apple 2-Step authen...



Don’t Trust Apple 2-Step authentication for AppleID I’m writing this because of the horror story I recently had with Apple’s 2-Step authentication process with AppleID as a warning for others. Don’t let this happen to you. Management of your AppleID can be accomplished from this website. Apple implemented a 2-step authentication option as a response to hacks on celebrity iPho [...]

Building an 8K infrastructure



Building an 8K infrastructure Building an 8K infrastructure: This is a how-to on building an infrastructure capable of handling 8K video for multiple workstations. If you’re a System Administrator looking at upgrading infrastructure at a post facility to work on 4K, you should really be planning a bit beefier system than you thought, as 8K cameras are coming by the [...]

Simple DSLR video stabilization



Simple DSLR video stabilization Here’s a method to get simple DSLR video stabilization. Having a gimble is a great tool, but perhaps you can’t afford one. Put a hotshoe handle on your DSLR to carry it. Your resulting video won’t necessarily be as good as if you used a gimbal, but it may be steady enough to get satisfactory results.   In my test here, [...]