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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 [...]

20GbE for Video Professionals

20GbE for Video Professionals I need  to share my RED media between multiple users so one person could colour grade the same project another is editing at the same time, so I want to build a Network infrastructure greater than 10 GbE speeds. Apple released a Thunderbolt3 based Mac mini on Oct 30th, 2018 with a 10GbE option. Thunderbolt3 gives us incredible ability to impl [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Digital Media Management

Digital Media Management Organizing your media after each video and/or photo shoot assists greatly in automatically adding metadata when you import into a modern edit program like Final Cut Pro X. In addition, having organized media makes navigation within a photo management program like Adobe Lightroom a lot easier. I organize the photos, video, etc., as they are t [...]

How to Unlock System Lock PIN Code on...

How to Unlock System Lock PIN Code on your Mac Hey APPLE. you shouldn’t be able to accidentally lock your Mac using the iCloud Back to My Mac mechanism, but YOU CAN ACCIDENTALLY ACTIVATE THE SYSTEM PIN CODE and LOCK YOUR MAC ! It was scary…. I locked my Mac by accidentally clicking on a file in the DiskWarrior USB stick called “Lock” in /System/Installation/CDIS folder on the DiskWa [...]