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    macOS Pro Video Formats 2.0.5 : native MXF support
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Jan. 2, 2017, 8:20 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Guess I missed the announcement in October since I just updated to macOS 10.12:

    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1898?locale=en_US

    Basically native MXF support in macOS... So maybe that's the light at the end of the long, dark QuickTime tunnel?


    Whats New in Pro Video Formats v2.0.5
    ProRes wrapped in MXF OP1a file container
    Support for AVC-Intra LT
    Support for playback of MXF wrapped files in QuickTime Player X on macOS Sierra

    Pro Video Formats includes support for the following professional video codecs:
    Apple Intermediate Codec
    Apple ProRes
    AVC-Intra
    AVC-LongG
    XAVC
    XF-AVC
    DVCPRO HD
    HDV
    XDCAM EX / HD / HD422
    MPEG IMX
    Uncompressed 4:2:2

    Pro Video Formats also includes the following MXF support:
    Native import, edit, and share of MXF files with Final Cut Pro X and Motion
    MXF share presets for Compressor
    MXF OP1a export


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    Guess I missed the announcement in October since I just updated to macOS 10.12:

    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1898?locale=en_US

    Basically native MXF support in macOS... So maybe that's the light at the end of the long, dark QuickTime tunnel?


    Whats New in Pro Video Formats v2.0.5
    ProRes wrapped in MXF OP1a file container
    Support for AVC-Intra LT
    Support for playback of MXF wrapped files in QuickTime Player X on macOS Sierra

    Pro Video Formats includes support for the following professional video codecs:
    Apple Intermediate Codec
    Apple ProRes
    AVC-Intra
    AVC-LongG
    XAVC
    XF-AVC
    DVCPRO HD
    HDV
    XDCAM EX / HD / HD422
    MPEG IMX
    Uncompressed 4:2:2

    Pro Video Formats also includes the following MXF support:
    Native import, edit, and share of MXF files with Final Cut Pro X and Motion
    MXF share presets for Compressor
    MXF OP1a export



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  • 01/03/17--13:00: AJA HELO experience?
  • AJA HELO experience?
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Jan. 3, 2017, 4 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Has anyone played with the AJA HELO H.264 streaming box?

    https://www.aja.com/products/helo#support

    Supports 1080/24 which is nice, mostly wondering what the latency is like.

    JF

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    Has anyone played with the AJA HELO H.264 streaming box?

    https://www.aja.com/products/helo#support

    Supports 1080/24 which is nice, mostly wondering what the latency is like.

    JF


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    Rendering in Google Cloud & cost/billing
    posted by Rob LaRose on Jan. 4, 2017, 10:15 a.m. (1 day ago)

    Good morning!

    Is anyone else using Google Cloud Compute for render farm expansion?

    We're doing a bit of it, and I'm now trying to work out the best way to accurately report our direct costs on a per-job/client basis. Doing it at the renderfarm manager level isn't ideal since Google applies some different rates and discounts based on sustained use, pre-emptible VMs, etc.

    Wondering if anyone has found the easy way before we start inventing the wheel.

    --Rob


    --
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    Good morning!

    Is anyone else using Google Cloud Compute for render farm expansion?

    We're doing a bit of it, and I'm now trying to work out the best way to accurately report our direct costs on a per-job/client basis. Doing it at the renderfarm manager level isn't ideal since Google applies some different rates and discounts based on sustained use, pre-emptible VMs, etc.

    Wondering if anyone has found the easy way before we start inventing the wheel.

    --Rob


    --
    rob larose| engineer | rock paper scissors |212-255-6446|www.rockpaperscissors.com

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  • 01/09/17--15:00: Low cost 3D printers?
  • Low cost 3D printers?
    posted by Brian Krusic on Jan. 9, 2017, 6 p.m. (3 days ago)
    Hi,

    Does any one have experience with sub $500 3D printers?

    Will probably not print anything over 1:12 scale, mostly 1:24 scale.

    - Brian

    A good day is when no one shows up...
    and you don't have to go anywhere."

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      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Hi,

    Does any one have experience with sub $500 3D printers?

    Will probably not print anything over 1:12 scale, mostly 1:24 scale.

    - Brian

    A good day is when no one shows up...
    and you don't have to go anywhere."


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  • 01/11/17--10:05: hardlinks
  • hardlinks
    posted by  on Jan. 11, 2017, 1:05 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Hi there everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone knows whether or not aspera's ASYNC now supports hard-links on an OS level? If not, does anyone know if Signiant (or any other competitor) does ?

    -Tom 
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      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Hi there everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone knows whether or not aspera's ASYNC now supports hard-links on an OS level? If not, does anyone know if Signiant (or any other competitor) does ?

    -Tom 

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  • 01/13/17--01:05: sohonet feedback
  • sohonet feedback
    posted by Grace Rante Thompson on Jan. 13, 2017, 4:05 a.m. (2 days ago)
    Hi,

    I'm looking for some feedback on Sohonet (Media Network and Internet). We are still debating whether it is really worth the extra $$ compared to other providers. We are not planning on using any of their Connected Cloud Services and we already have Aspera transfer servers to shuttle the data between various clients. We may consider T-vipsin the future, but it may not happen anytime soon.

    Feel free to contact me offlist if preferred. thanks!

    -g

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for some feedback on Sohonet (Media Network and Internet). We are still debating whether it is really worth the extra $$ compared to other providers. We are not planning on using any of their Connected Cloud Services and we already have Aspera transfer servers to shuttle the data between various clients. We may consider T-vipsin the future, but it may not happen anytime soon.

    Feel free to contact me offlist if preferred. thanks!

    -g


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  • 01/17/17--18:20: who durocaok
  • who durocaok
    posted by Richard Hastie on Jan. 17, 2017, 9:20 p.m. (1 day ago)

     

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    need Active Directory guru in Denver ASAP
    posted by Tom Step on Jan. 18, 2017, 2:25 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Having some major issues with AD, need immediate help. If anyone knows anyone who is a specialist/guru with AD deployment and DC control and can help (on-site preferred), please PM me

    Thread Tags:
      security Active Directory 

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    Having some major issues with AD, need immediate help. If anyone knows anyone who is a specialist/guru with AD deployment and DC control and can help (on-site preferred), please PM me


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  • 01/19/17--09:15: Fox Render
  • Fox Render
    posted by  on Jan. 19, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
    Morning/Afternoon/Evening


    Quick question

    Anyone using, used fox render?

    what are the pros and cons?

    how does it stack up against GCP?

    thanks

    --

    Pete




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    Morning/Afternoon/Evening


    Quick question

    Anyone using, used fox render?

    what are the pros and cons?

    how does it stack up against GCP?

    thanks

    --

    Pete





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    Cisco WebEx Chrome plugin allows arbitrary remote code execution
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Jan. 24, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
    Seems to be Windows specific, but I suspect that a number of us have had to install that plugin at some point or another...

    JF

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    Seems to be Windows specific, but I suspect that a number of us have had to install that plugin at some point or another...

    JF


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    Cisco WebEx Chrome plugin allows arbitrary remote code execution
    posted by Dan Young on Jan. 24, 2017, 2:40 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Yikes that's a big derp....

    On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:33 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
    Seems to be Windows specific, but I suspect that a number of us have had to install that plugin at some point or another...

    JF


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    Yikes that's a big derp....

    On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:33 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
    Seems to be Windows specific, but I suspect that a number of us have had to install that plugin at some point or another...

    JF


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    IT Manager sought in Vancouver, BC.
    posted by Jeremy Lang on Jan. 26, 2017, 7:05 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Unclear on whether posts to the list like this are OK or not, did already do a list on the jobs board:


    FuseFX Vancouver
    is currently searching for an Information Technology Manager to join its Technology team. The primary focus of this position is the direction and management of the Technology Department including oversight of all Technology-related tasks. Candidates must have a Visual Effects background.

    FuseFXis an award-winning visual effects studio focused on producing photo-real digital effects for episodic television, feature films, and commercials.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Strategic Planning
      • Participate in strategic planning and implementation regarding technology
      • Work with CTO and Head of Technology on overall technology priorities and focus
      • Evaluate and integrate hardware, software, and workflow upgrades
      • Manage IT Staff
        • Act as primary liaison to between production management and technical employees
      • Employee schedules, ensure coverage is adequate for production needs
      • Oversee internal ticket system and make assignments to employees
      • Make recommendations on staffing needs
      • Evaluate and review people within department
    • Security
      • Contribute to best practices/policies
      • Oversee implementation of internal policies
      • Spot checks and deeper penetration tests
      • Ensure compliance with contractual requirements
      • Backup / Disaster Recovery planning and testing

    Requirements

    • Technical Knowledge
      • Virtualization (VMWare / Vsphere)
      • EMC Isilon storage systems
      • Active Directory including inter-platform authentication
      • Common licensing mechanisms including FlexLM and RLM
      • Scripting/automation of some type, Python a plus
      • General database support, Filemaker / MySQL a plus
    • Experience
      • Implementing Fast and Secure networks within the M&E Industry
        • Brocade and/or Palo Alto knowledge a plus
      • Supporting 2D and 3D artists / applications, Nuke and 3dsmax a plus
      • Supporting network rendering, Thinkbox Deadline a plus.
      • Integration of multiplatform OS environments (Windows / OSX / Linux)
      • Connecting and collaborating with multiple offices in remote locations
      • Supporting subscription-based software such as Adobe CC / O365
      • Cloud technology, Google and Amazon a plus.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems or comparable professional experience

    • Minimum 7 years experience in a professional systems engineering environment

    • Positive can-do attitude combined with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

    • Excellent communication and organizational skill with strong attention to detail

    Please send resumes and salary requirements toinfo@fusefx.com
    Local Applicants to Vancouver only.
    No calls. Principals only (no recruiters).


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx
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    Unclear on whether posts to the list like this are OK or not, did already do a list on the jobs board:


    FuseFX Vancouver
    is currently searching for an Information Technology Manager to join its Technology team. The primary focus of this position is the direction and management of the Technology Department including oversight of all Technology-related tasks. Candidates must have a Visual Effects background.

    FuseFXis an award-winning visual effects studio focused on producing photo-real digital effects for episodic television, feature films, and commercials.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Strategic Planning
      • Participate in strategic planning and implementation regarding technology
      • Work with CTO and Head of Technology on overall technology priorities and focus
      • Evaluate and integrate hardware, software, and workflow upgrades
      • Manage IT Staff
        • Act as primary liaison to between production management and technical employees
      • Employee schedules, ensure coverage is adequate for production needs
      • Oversee internal ticket system and make assignments to employees
      • Make recommendations on staffing needs
      • Evaluate and review people within department
    • Security
      • Contribute to best practices/policies
      • Oversee implementation of internal policies
      • Spot checks and deeper penetration tests
      • Ensure compliance with contractual requirements
      • Backup / Disaster Recovery planning and testing

    Requirements

    • Technical Knowledge
      • Virtualization (VMWare / Vsphere)
      • EMC Isilon storage systems
      • Active Directory including inter-platform authentication
      • Common licensing mechanisms including FlexLM and RLM
      • Scripting/automation of some type, Python a plus
      • General database support, Filemaker / MySQL a plus
    • Experience
      • Implementing Fast and Secure networks within the M&E Industry
        • Brocade and/or Palo Alto knowledge a plus
      • Supporting 2D and 3D artists / applications, Nuke and 3dsmax a plus
      • Supporting network rendering, Thinkbox Deadline a plus.
      • Integration of multiplatform OS environments (Windows / OSX / Linux)
      • Connecting and collaborating with multiple offices in remote locations
      • Supporting subscription-based software such as Adobe CC / O365
      • Cloud technology, Google and Amazon a plus.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems or comparable professional experience

    • Minimum 7 years experience in a professional systems engineering environment

    • Positive can-do attitude combined with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

    • Excellent communication and organizational skill with strong attention to detail

    Please send resumes and salary requirements toinfo@fusefx.com
    Local Applicants to Vancouver only.
    No calls. Principals only (no recruiters).


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx

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  • 01/27/17--14:25: Rocket.Chat
  • Rocket.Chat
    posted by Chris Banal on Jan. 27, 2017, 5:25 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Hello,

    Anyone using Rocket.Chat or one of the other slack like on premises chat servers in production? Does it scale well and are there any important things to know prior to a deployment?


    Thanks,
    - Chris
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    Hello,

    Anyone using Rocket.Chat or one of the other slack like on premises chat servers in production? Does it scale well and are there any important things to know prior to a deployment?


    Thanks,
    - Chris

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    project environments and deadline
    posted by Greg Dickie on Jan. 27, 2017, 6:30 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Hi,

    Looking for the best way to set up per project environments (eg: eco or res) especially in a deadline context. Has anyone done this? Good? Bad? Ugly?

    Thanks,
    Greg

    --


    Greg Dickie
    just a guy
    514-983-5400
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    Hi,

    Looking for the best way to set up per project environments (eg: eco or res) especially in a deadline context. Has anyone done this? Good? Bad? Ugly?

    Thanks,
    Greg

    --


    Greg Dickie
    just a guy
    514-983-5400

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    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory CTO to speak at AGENDA17
    posted by Brian Krusic on Jan. 30, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
    Hi,

    Curious if any one knows wether some or all talks will be digitized or live streamed?

    Would love to be there but finances prevent.


    - Brian

    A good day is when no one shows up...
    and you don't have to go anywhere."

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      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Hi,

    Curious if any one knows wether some or all talks will be digitized or live streamed?

    Would love to be there but finances prevent.


    - Brian

    A good day is when no one shows up...
    and you don't have to go anywhere."


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    Vanity Fair article; Why Hollywood as We Know It Is Already Over
    posted by Brian Krusic on Jan. 30, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
    Hi,

    A telling read and one many of us already know/knew about;


    Sort of explains why many on set ppl I speak with are part time realtors and baristas.

    - Brian

    A good day is when no one shows up...
    and you don't have to go anywhere."

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Hi,

    A telling read and one many of us already know/knew about;


    Sort of explains why many on set ppl I speak with are part time realtors and baristas.

    - Brian

    A good day is when no one shows up...
    and you don't have to go anywhere."


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    dual link SDI stereo monitoring in Nuke
    posted by Brad Schaider on Feb. 2, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

    We are searching for information on previewing Nuke comps in our DI theater, specifically through dual link SDI (one eye per SDI cable). We are versed in stereo, and also experienced in the whole broadcast monitor setup. We currently run Blackmagic DeckLink Mini Monitors and they are straight forward. What I can't find is whether a Kona 3G or 4, or Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Pro will be able to output stereo via 2 SDI ports. I've search high and low, seen plenty of people talking about it but never anything definitive. 

    If anyone is currently doing this or has seen it, could you please let me know. The Foundry is extremely vague in their response (I can understand why). I'll be happy to clarify anything as well. 

    Thanks!

    Thread Tags:
      nuke, monitoring 

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    We are searching for information on previewing Nuke comps in our DI theater, specifically through dual link SDI (one eye per SDI cable). We are versed in stereo, and also experienced in the whole broadcast monitor setup. We currently run Blackmagic DeckLink Mini Monitors and they are straight forward. What I can't find is whether a Kona 3G or 4, or Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Pro will be able to output stereo via 2 SDI ports. I've search high and low, seen plenty of people talking about it but never anything definitive. 

    If anyone is currently doing this or has seen it, could you please let me know. The Foundry is extremely vague in their response (I can understand why). I'll be happy to clarify anything as well. 

    Thanks!


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    Z840, v4 CPUs and Tera2 host cards
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Feb. 3, 2017, 6:50 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Trying to get some HP Z840s with recent E5-2687W v4 CPUs built up for Flame. CentOS 7.2 (Autodesk "v002" ISO), recent DKU, Tera2 host card with latest firmware and Linux host driver. Machine comes up fine, but when you try to connect with a Zero Client (also running latest firmware), you get the login screen, but the machine freezes and has to be power cycled. If you disable the "Host Driver Function" (which hides the card from the pcoip host driver), no crash but you can't really use the PCoIP stuff without the host driver.

    Repeated on 2 separate machines.

    Pretty much identical machines with E5-2697 v3s are behaving fine.

    Anyone run into something like that?

    JF

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    Trying to get some HP Z840s with recent E5-2687W v4 CPUs built up for Flame. CentOS 7.2 (Autodesk "v002" ISO), recent DKU, Tera2 host card with latest firmware and Linux host driver. Machine comes up fine, but when you try to connect with a Zero Client (also running latest firmware), you get the login screen, but the machine freezes and has to be power cycled. If you disable the "Host Driver Function" (which hides the card from the pcoip host driver), no crash but you can't really use the PCoIP stuff without the host driver.

    Repeated on 2 separate machines.

    Pretty much identical machines with E5-2697 v3s are behaving fine.

    Anyone run into something like that?

    JF


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  • 02/03/17--15:55: Alta 4K Teradici host cards
  • Alta 4K Teradici host cards
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Feb. 3, 2017, 6:55 p.m. (2 days ago)
    While I'm looking at Teradici stuff, found the following on their web site:

    ===
    How can 4K UHD resolution be achieved with Alta PCoIP Zero Clients?

    Alta PCoIP Zero Clients can deliver a 4K UHD experience with Teradicis Cloud Access Software and Cloud Access Platform solutions. Also, customers can expect 4K connectivity to be available with Teradici Remote Workstation Cards in the second half of 2017.
    ===

    Good to know that they aren't giving up on hardware encoding as an option.

    JF

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      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    While I'm looking at Teradici stuff, found the following on their web site:

    ===
    How can 4K UHD resolution be achieved with Alta PCoIP Zero Clients?

    Alta PCoIP Zero Clients can deliver a 4K UHD experience with Teradicis Cloud Access Software and Cloud Access Platform solutions. Also, customers can expect 4K connectivity to be available with Teradici Remote Workstation Cards in the second half of 2017.
    ===

    Good to know that they aren't giving up on hardware encoding as an option.

    JF


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  • 02/08/17--07:30: AE GPU renders
  • AE GPU renders
    posted by Julian Firminger on Feb. 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
    Hi all,

    Has anyone got any experience with, or recomendations for or against, loading up AE render nodes to be GPU heavy? I.e. 1070's/Quadros + Tesla or some such configuration.

    I'm rolling out a small cluster specifically for 4-5K AE and my footprint is not very big. Has anyone done a cost/ben analysis between many low cost nodes vs a few blocks of solid nVidia silicon?


    Julian Firminger

    Snr. Systems Administrator, - Attempted Full-Stack Engineer
    United Broadcast Facilities
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    Hi all,

    Has anyone got any experience with, or recomendations for or against, loading up AE render nodes to be GPU heavy? I.e. 1070's/Quadros + Tesla or some such configuration.

    I'm rolling out a small cluster specifically for 4-5K AE and my footprint is not very big. Has anyone done a cost/ben analysis between many low cost nodes vs a few blocks of solid nVidia silicon?


    Julian Firminger

    Snr. Systems Administrator, - Attempted Full-Stack Engineer
    United Broadcast Facilities
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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