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    By Rob LaRose -


    Good morning!

    Many mornings, my APC UPSes report that they are compensating for a high input voltage for a little while (sometimes a few minutes, sometimes as long as 30).  Always in the morning, between 5:30-6:30 am (give or take).

    I wrote it off to an old building, until another colleague mentioned he was seeing a similar issue in the mornings.

    Anyone else in NYC experience this?  Is there an official explanation?  Like, the grid shudders every morning when 5 million people turn on their daily Fox News?

    --Rob 


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


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    By Fabrice Altman -

    Hi,

     

    GPU is GTX650. Latest drivers. DVI connection with cables provided with the monitor.

    When I connect a U2412 to the other DVI port, the artefacts do not show on this secondary, cheaper, panel.

    Only on the U2413.…

     

    Although it feels like it is trying to be ‘too clever’ for its own good, like doing some kind of motion interpolation of sort,

    I cannot find any option to disable as such when in sRGB mode.

    I tried Games and Video mode, but turning all image processing options OFF did not resolve anything.

     

    Cheers,

    F.

     

     

     


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    By Francis Provencher -

    Hi Fabrice,

    There is a mention in the review (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2413.htm) of this kind of behaviour:
    In practice this results in an obvious trailing image on certain transitions which could prove distracting.

    You can have a look at the "Responsiveness and Gaming" section which discuss the overdrive/response time compensation technology. It seems the of the overdrive response might be applied too aggressively after a big transition.

    They also say that there is no control over the Overdrive response. So what I would suggest is that you should flag that your Dell rep (and/or support) as soon as possible.

    I am not sure if they will be able to do something, but they should certainly be made aware...

    Francis 


    From: Fabrice Altman [fabrice@studioaka.co.uk]
    Sent: July 18, 2013 10:32 AM
    To: discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] Dell U2413 monitor - Dark trails behind moving objects

    Hi,

     

    GPU is GTX650. Latest drivers. DVI connection with cables provided with the monitor.

    When I connect a U2412 to the other DVI port, the artefacts do not show on this secondary, cheaper, panel.

    Only on the U2413.?

     

    Although it feels like it is trying to be ?too clever? for its own good, like doing some kind of motion interpolation of sort,

    I cannot find any option to disable as such when in sRGB mode.

    I tried Games and Video mode, but turning all image processing options OFF did not resolve anything.

     

    Cheers,

    F.

     

     

     


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    By Louai Abu-Osba - Hey All, I'm generally curious what everyone is using for a lossless codec these days. I'm also specifically looking for a Windows friendly, resolution independent lossless codec in either an avi or mov container. -louai To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    By Dax Grove -

    Hello all,

    I am currently working on a large IP camera project and would like some advice. I have decided on the Axis P1357, an IP camera with a native resolution of 2592x1944 (5MP) because it supports both audio recording and the ability to change the lens.

    The project I am working on requires me to record 30 speakers in our conference rooms simultaneously (cameras would be placed about 15-20 feet from the speaker on the ceiling). The speakers have white boards to use at their disposal, most of which will write information down on them, or use them for power point presentations. I need to capture their presentations simultaneously, compress the video, and upload it to our CDN within a few hours so our subscribers can watch the data.

    If you were do to an hour of continuous record at native resolution (5MP) using H.264 @30fps it would be 8.28MB/s or 29,808MB/hr also known as 29.11GBhr. Luckily, these IP cameras have a wide array of on-board compression. But even dropping the resolution in the camera to 1080P it's still 12.34GB/hr and 720P is still 5.55GB/hr

    Now here's where I need help. I need to get the video to sub 1GB/hr before I upload it to the CDN. Even with changing the on-board compression to 90% at 720p @30fps it's still about 2.5GBhr and looks terrible. So now I know I need to do compression using at least a small render farm, but here are a few questions.

    1) What resolution should I send the video to the render farm that would allow me compress the video to the size I want, without losing too much quality. Do I do the full H.264 5MP??H.264 1080P? H.264 720P??

    2) What programs would you utilize to do the data compression? I was thinking a mixture of the render management software Deadline (which I already have licenses and machines for) in combination with Thinkbox's Draft. Or do I go with an open source piece of software?

    The project has a large budget, and the infrastructure in place to at-least store the data and compress it (10 node render farm in place).

    Here is some source material below.

    Thank you!

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  • 07/18/13--11:20: Looking for BlueArc Drives
  • By Jean-Sebastien Jasenovic -

    I've been searching for days for 5 Hitachi/BlueArc drives for an AMS2500's secondary drive enclosure, the RKAK PF-800. I've tried the Internet, eBay and re-sellers but still no luck. I've even tried Hitachi but it doesn't even seem easy for them to find any of these.

    I have a list of part numbers (drive and sled) and any 5 of these drives would help with our project:

    Part Number????? Description

    3276308-A?????????? HDD ASSY AKF400 10K RP

    3276138-A?????????? HDD ASSY AKH146 SAS?

    3276138-B?????????? HDD ASSY AKH300 SAS?

    3276138-C?????????? HDD ASSY AKH450 SAS?

    3276138-D?????????? HDD ASSY AKH600 SAS?

    3276139-A?????????? HDD ASSY AVE500 SATA?

    3276139-C?????????? HDD ASSY AVE1K SATA 1TB

    3276139-D?????????? HDD ASSY AVE2K SATA 2TB

    3276139-E??????????? HDD ASSY AVE3K SATA 3TB


    If anybody here has access to these drives or knows of a reliable re-seller that has any of these, I'd be very grateful.

    Thanks,

    --

    JEAN-S?BASTIEN JASENOVIC
    Systems Administrator
    Office:????? 514 397 9999 x 440
    Cell:???????? 514 290 7691




    www.rodeofx.com

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    By Michael Oliver -

    Markerless Real-Time Facial Mocap by Snapper Systems

    Incredible stuff:?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiMxKxJWHjU

    --
    Michael Oliver
    mcoliver@gmail.com
    858.336.1438

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    By Andrew Spurbeck -

    now we can drive our real life Avatars, in realtime and on the fly.
    -=Andrew
    On 7/18/2013 6:03 PM, Michael Oliver wrote:
    Markerless Real-Time Facial Mocap by Snapper Systems

    Incredible stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiMxKxJWHjU

    --
    Michael Oliver
    mcoliver@gmail.com
    858.336.1438


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  • 07/19/13--06:30: Anyone use Accusys ExaSAN?
  • By Anonymous -

    I am looking at some smallish multi-user SAN setups and ran across this:

    http://www.accusys.com.tw/products/storage/exaraid-hd.html

    Looks great and cost effective on paper.  Anyone have experience with these?

    We are looking for a 4-6 user setup, expandable, high-performance, works both PC/MAC on a given volume.  Also it needs to sit in an office environment and be quiet enough in a deskside rack without being annoying.

    OWC's LSI based Jupiter stuff looks interesting too.

    Thanks

    Doug


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    By Jason Navarro -

    Having some challenges getting RVSDI to go at 2K into my Barco projector for review and QC.

    Anyone using RVSDI with 2K Stereo footage?
    - What's your hardware config like?
    - What software settings (Graphics drivers, Kona settings, RV Prefs) did you have to setup?

    Can you recommend an alternative playback system (hardware+software config or turn-key) that does:
    - SDI Output
    - 2K Stereo (L+R dpx/exr or Single sxr)
    - 24fps sustained
    - Zoom+Pan
    - Frame-by-frame playback
    - Single colour channel playback

    Of course, cost matters, but I'm entertaining anything including high-end turn-key systems that do more than just playback. Any help/ideas appreciated!

    Thanks,
    -- 
    Jason Navarro | www.gener8.com | m.604.866.6176 | t.604.669.8885 | f.604.669.8855 


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    By Jean-Francois Panisset -

    This may be old news to experienced Windows folks, but we just spent a bunch of time trying to get this to work, so I figured I would share. In a Windows 7 environment, you may want to set environment variables via a login script (and for some reason the GPO approach may not be appropriate), but the problem is that by the time Windows is processing the login script, the rest of the environment (Windows Explorer and such) already exists, so your environment variables are set in a subshell (probably wrong terminology) and don't affect the rest of your environment. They do get recorded in the Registry, so when you log out and log back in you will then get the values you want, but this can cause some weird problems when someone logs in to a machine for the first time, or when values change in the login script but don't appear to propagate.

    Apparently the only way to get your current session to see environment variable updates is to send a WM_SETTINGCHANGE Win32 message to all running processes, which tells them to refresh their environment. This can be done from PowerShell:

    http://poshcode.org/2049

    but that requires enabling PowerShell script execution on every client. As an alternative, here's a small C program that you can call at the end of your login script:

    #include <Windows.h>

    int main(int argc, char* argv[])

    {DWORD dwReturnValue = 0;

    SendMessageTimeout(HWND_BROADCAST, WM_SETTINGCHANGE, 0, (LPARAM) "Environment", SMTO_ABORTIFHUNG, 5000, &dwReturnValue);

    return dwReturnValue;

    }

    JF


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    By Nick Allevato -

    hmm curious por sue why not GPO?


    On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
    This may be old news to experienced Windows folks, but we just spent a bunch of time trying to get this to work, so I figured I would share. In a Windows 7 environment, you may want to set environment variables via a login script (and for some reason the GPO approach may not be appropriate), but the problem is that by the time Windows is processing the login script, the rest of the environment (Windows Explorer and such) already exists, so your environment variables are set in a subshell (probably wrong terminology) and don't affect the rest of your environment. They do get recorded in the Registry, so when you log out and log back in you will then get the values you want, but this can cause some weird problems when someone logs in to a machine for the first time, or when values change in the login script but don't appear to propagate.

    Apparently the only way to get your current session to see environment variable updates is to send a WM_SETTINGCHANGE Win32 message to all running processes, which tells them to refresh their environment. This can be done from PowerShell:

    http://poshcode.org/2049

    but that requires enabling PowerShell script execution on every client. As an alternative, here's a small C program that you can call at the end of your login script:

    #include <Windows.h>

    int main(int argc, char* argv[])

    {DWORD dwReturnValue = 0;

    SendMessageTimeout(HWND_BROADCAST, WM_SETTINGCHANGE, 0, (LPARAM) "Environment", SMTO_ABORTIFHUNG, 5000, &dwReturnValue);

    return dwReturnValue;

    }

    JF


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    --
    Nick Allevato | Systems Administrator?
    5th Kind?Digital Asset Management
    www.5thkind.com | c:?661.645.3507




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    By Rob LaRose -


    Anyone in the NY area sitting on a few working sigma DAs (VDA-21) that they don't need?  I need a couple more to use as reference DAs, and since they don't make them anymore, it's off to eBay unless someone 'round here has a secret stash...

    --Rob


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


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    By John Hickson -

    All,

    Remember, this coming friday is Systems Administrator Appreciation Day.. Let us know how you celebrate :)

    http://sysadminday.com/

     

     

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    By Brian Krusic - Shit, I gave my guy a 4 day weekend off during that time.


    But clearly and I say this with all humility, I truly deserve the day off.

    Oh well, no rest for the weary!



    - Brian

    ~ Chef Burger ~









    On Jul 22, 2013, at 10:32 AM, John Hickson wrote:

    All,

    Remember, this coming friday is Systems Administrator Appreciation Day.. Let us know how you celebrate :)

    http://sysadminday.com/

     
     
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    By Barry Zubel - Hah, at last it falls on my birthday!


    B.



    -------- Original message --------
    From: Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com>
    Date: 22/07/2013 13:34 (GMT-05:00)
    To: discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] Systems Administrator Appreciation Day - Friday July 26th


    Shit, I gave my guy a 4 day weekend off during that time.

    But clearly and I say this with all humility, I truly deserve the day off.

    Oh well, no rest for the weary!



    - Brian

    ~ Chef Burger ~









    On Jul 22, 2013, at 10:32 AM, John Hickson wrote:

    All,

    Remember, this coming friday is Systems Administrator Appreciation Day.. Let us know how you celebrate :)

    http://sysadminday.com/

     
     
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  • 07/23/13--08:25: DPX to LTFS CRAZY SLOW!
  • By Todd Schweikert - Hello all,

    Sorry if this has been discussed before, I did not see what I was looking for in the forum. 

    In short, we need to copy 60 hours of dpx footage to ltfs tape (x2). We are coping DPX files off of an Isilon Q using rsync to an HP LTO-5 Ultrium 3000. We have 5 of these HP's running and it is taking an amazing amount of time (around 6 hours per 2 HR's of footage shot). From what I gather, DPX files will be slow when writing to LTFS as we have many many small files, versus several really large ones, but this seems slower then I would expect. Thoughts? Suggestions?

    Thanks

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  • 07/23/13--11:25: Mac Mini Server. Opinions?
  • By JJ Franzen - Hello folks. We're looking at having to replace our aging infrastructure XServes. We locked them off at 10.6.8 as I've been underwhelmed with what I've been seeing from both 10.7 and 10.8 in how they've "app'ed" the server functions. However, the XServes are going the way of the dodo so eventually we will have to move on. Which direction we head off in, either remaining on OS X or heading off into the wilds of Linux depends entirely on what choices are available. One option that my Apple rep is touting is the Mac Mini Server. Now, some of us here at SP are a teensy bit skeptical on that fact so I wanted to see if anyone out there in SSA Land is using these things for infrastructure critical services such as email, intraweb, LDAP, DNS, RADIUS, SQL, etc. Obviously we would prefer not to have to rebuild our entire infrastructure on a new OS platform if we can avoid it so I'm willing to make some allowances if necessary to make it work but if people have already tried and determined that using these boxes for mission critical roles is a non-starter that would be very useful information. Also, is there a realistic migration path from 10.6.8 direct to Mavericks which is what will be out when we pull the trigger or will we have to walk through the Lions to get there? If we end up having to rebuild all our data on Mavericks rather then migrating then we lose one of the main reasons we'd want to stay with OS X. So, opinions?


    Cheers,

    J. J. Franzen
    C.I.O.
    South Park Studios


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    By Michael Oliver -

    Looking for a new electrician / company in Williamsburg. ?Anyone have a recommendation? ?Need to replace 1930's fuse based supply from the street with something a little more robust. ?Not sure if this is something ConEd should handle or a private contractor. ?Thanks in advance.

    --
    Michael Oliver
    mcoliver@gmail.com
    858.336.1438

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  • 07/24/13--10:55: Mental Ray and Maya
  • By Saham Ali -

    Hey Guys,
    Got a quick question if anyone can help with.
    Running Maya 2014
    I've recently moved to Deadline for our network rendering.
    Ive copied the Maya2014 program directory from Program Files to my network path, and have set deadline to use that path for the .exe
    Only problem I am having now is that when the Render nodes receive the job, they fail out because they cannot find Mental Ray for maya.
    After Wrestling with the MAYA_PLUG_IN_PATH and pointing it to the proper locations I got further but still the render crashes out.



    The artist workstations have Maya 2014 installed and when they receive the job they render fine cause they were able to find the plugins fine etc.


    Is there a nice howto on how to setup Maya 2014 to render over a network share?

    --
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    Founder/Systems Engineer
    DvNT Technologies
    saham@dvnttechnologies.com
    407.729.3584 - Direct

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