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  • 09/05/13--13:55: SlingBox + 24fps?
  • By Rob LaRose -


    Happy New Year, everybody!

    Is anyone using a SlingBox for remote video session monitoring?  I had a client request to "sit in" on the edit from away, and I've got an old Slingbox Pro HD in the drawer, but it looks like it won't take a 24fps input signal, only 30.

    Anybody know if the current models (350, 500) handle 24psf?  And any good/bad reviews of the process?

    --Rob




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

    **NOTE OUR NEW STREET ADDRESS: 245 Fifth Ave, 23rd Fl, New York, NY 10016.
    Our billing and remittance stays the same


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    By Bobby Jain -

    I am retiring an old OSX file server, and migrating the files to a Windows file server.? I have tried multiple methods, but I cannot preserve the folder modified time stamps.? The date modified stamps on the files are fine, but the file stamps of the folders are from when they were copied.

    Any tips??

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    By Nick Allevato -

    Well likely cause you copy the folder then modify the data inside.

    Can you tar or zip the archive transfer and unzip?

    Soubds like you need to reevaluated the use case.

    What exactly is your task / project ?

    On Sep 6, 2013 6:41 AM, "Bobby Jain" <bobsf40@gmail.com> wrote:
    I am retiring an old OSX file server, and migrating the files to a Windows file server.? I have tried multiple methods, but I cannot preserve the folder modified time stamps.? The date modified stamps on the files are fine, but the file stamps of the folders are from when they were copied.

    Any tips??

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  • 09/06/13--07:45: (not) SlingBox + 24fps?
  • By Rob LaRose -


    ..for that matter, does anyone have a suggestion for an alternative to Sling that *will* handle 24fps?

    It doesn't have to be great.. we've used FCP's iChat integration in the past, which is far from wonderful, but was better than skype or other screen-sharing options.  More important it that it needs to be something that doesn't require a hardware decoder on the other end.. the clients want to be able to stay at their office and virtually attend the session.

    Sounds easy, doesn't it?  A box I can plug a source into here that will encode & stream to at least one client in realtime.

    --Rob



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

    **NOTE OUR NEW STREET ADDRESS: 245 Fifth Ave, 23rd Fl, New York, NY 10016.
    Our billing and remittance stays the same

    On Sep 5, 2013, at 4:53 PM, Rob LaRose wrote:


    Happy New Year, everybody!

    Is anyone using a SlingBox for remote video session monitoring?  I had a client request to "sit in" on the edit from away, and I've got an old Slingbox Pro HD in the drawer, but it looks like it won't take a 24fps input signal, only 30.

    Anybody know if the current models (350, 500) handle 24psf?  And any good/bad reviews of the process?

    --Rob




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

    **NOTE OUR NEW STREET ADDRESS: 245 Fifth Ave, 23rd Fl, New York, NY 10016.
    Our billing and remittance stays the same



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    By Zorion Terrell -

    Hey All,

     

    We’re currently looking over the option of running a Series in Toon Boom’s Harmony Software instead of Flash. Are there other studios on this list that have any experiences they’d like to share in regards to…

    -          Setup

    -          Support

    -          Requirements

    -          Am I the only one having a hard time getting a real quote from TB

     

    Pretty much any information/insight about Toon Boom and Harmony Network would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Thanks,

     

     

    dhx media

    Zorion Terrell

    IT Manager | DHX Media Vancouver

    e: zorion.terrell@dhxmedia.com

    p: 604-684-2363 | m: 604-562-5148

    600-190 Alexander St,

    Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5

    dhx_signature.png

     


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    By Rob LaRose -


    ...is to make them up in the first place.  So if I'm understanding this right, the US & UK governments have dictated that encryption standards include vulnerabilities so they can decrypt the data?  And then gag-ordered the security tech companies?

    ...and then named their programs after seminal battles of US & UK civil wars?

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-gchq-encryption-codes-security


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

    **NOTE OUR NEW STREET ADDRESS: 245 Fifth Ave, 23rd Fl, New York, NY 10016.
    Our billing and remittance stays the same


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  • 09/06/13--17:10: Cintiq's for rent
  • By Tommy Asbee - Anyone know of a place to rent the Cintiq tablets in LA?


    Looking to rent the Cintiq 13HD


    -Tommy

    Tommy Asbee
    Engineer
    A52 / Rock Paper Scissors / Elastic
    2308 Broadway | Santa Monica CA | 90404
    p. 310.586.0600 | f. 310.586.0601


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  • 09/07/13--10:50: Scratch vs. RVDSI vs ?
  • By Jeff Yana - Hi All- I am looking for a software/hardware playback solution to be used to screen dailies at 2K resolution. So far I have looked at Scratch and RVSDI but I am wondering if anyone has had any luck with any other lower/equal cost solution? I like the simplicity of RVDSI as it is lightweight and designed specifically for playback. Scratch is powerful but probably overkill, not to mention it seems to have pretty hefty hardware requirements. Unfortunately the user has been very vague about their requirements but potentially they might need to playback REDCODE footage. If that is the case then that would eliminate RVSDI (for now). Thanks in advance. jy To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    By Greg Whynott -

    hows that working out for you and how long have you been using it in a production environment?


    any gotch'as?    its been awhile since we looked at it,  doing it again.  

    I'm trying to decide if we'll as a group 'officially' support it or just stay with the web mail client.   I've been using it for a few days now and it _seems_ to work but my fear is soon as I push it out,  it'll break.


    thanks much,
    -g







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    By Bill Heiden -
     Just a heads up regarding something we've ran across.   Under 10.8.3, accessing a node-locked Flexlm license may suddenly fail, even after it has been working for weeks.   Apparently the primary MAC gets switched with the secondary, causing a licensing error. This is easily fixed by resetting the NVRAM. Make sure to cycle through the clear NVRAM procedure and least three times. The vendors apparently don't know about this fix.



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    By John Reinhard -

    We have used OWA to access our exchange server for over two years now when it was upgraded to 2010, and it is much better than it used to be.  I don’t think thunderbird has native exchange support, so you have to use a third-party plugin.  Your exchange server can support imap/pop3.  I have a user that insists on thunderbird, and he connects via imap and chooses not to use the exchange calendar.  

     

    John R

     

    From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com [mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com]On Behalf Of Dan Young
    Sent: Monday, September 09, 2013 3:31 PM
    To: discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Cc: discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] are you using thunderbird/lightning to access calendars on an exchange server?

     

    +1 - it's popular to hate OWA but I can really get behind 2010 and beyond.... 

    Sent from my iPhone


    On Sep 9, 2013, at 17:28, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:

    What version of Exchange are you running? OWA with Exchange 2003 is an abomination (especially if you aren't running IE), but it's a lot better in 2010 (have not had any experience with Exchange 2013).

     

    JF

     

     

    On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 5:06 PM, greg whynott <greg.whynott@gmail.com> wrote:

    hows that working out for you and how long have you been using it in a production environment?

    any gotch'as?    its been awhile since we looked at it,  doing it again.  

    I'm trying to decide if we'll as a group 'officially' support it or just stay with the web mail client.   I've been using it for a few days now and it _seems_ to work but my fear is soon as I push it out,  it'll break.

    thanks much,

    -g





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  • 09/09/13--15:20: Maya rental
  • By Jean-Francois Panisset -

    Autodesk announced US pricing for its rental model today:


    Monthly pricing for Maya is $195, which seems to make a lot of sense if you have a production spike and need a few more licenses that you probably won't be using after the spike is over.

    Unfortunately, it's nothing as nice as "here's an additional temp license token for your license server": it seems to adopt an Adobe-like model where you have to create individual Autodesk IDs, and have assigned users sign into those to run the software. It even seems that you may need a different cut of the software, meaning you can't just run your standard installation image for short term users? (the FAQ is not clear on that). The FAQ also states that you don't get "previous version usage rights", which may be a show stopper in a lot of cases.

    JF


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    By Peter Smith -

    Hi

    We're looking at both solutions.

    Teradici looks good to me. Love the ability to use software to switch the KVM/USB around.
    Icron/Gefen looks better (no compression), but rolls in at twice the price.

    If I go Teradici, will I get death by whingeing Flame Ops? Or should I just bust the budget and enjoy the *relative* silence? :-)

    --
    Pete Smith
    DevOp/System Administrator
    Realise Studio
    12/13 Poland Street, London W1F 8QB
    T. +44 (0)20 7165 9644

    realisestudio.com

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    By Derrick MacPherson -

    Check for tablet support on teradici..

    On 2013-09-10 6:23 AM, "Pete Smith" <pete@realisestudio.com> wrote:
    Hi

    We're looking at both solutions.

    Teradici looks good to me. Love the ability to use software to switch the KVM/USB around.
    Icron/Gefen looks better (no compression), but rolls in at twice the price.

    If I go Teradici, will I get death by whingeing Flame Ops? Or should I just bust the budget and enjoy the *relative* silence? :-)

    --
    Pete Smith
    DevOp/System Administrator
    Realise Studio
    12/13 Poland Street, London W1F 8QB
    T. +44 (0)20 7165 9644

    realisestudio.com

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    By Dave Young -

    yeah overall usb 2.0 support on teradici is the prohibitive part under linux AFAIK


    From: "Derrick MacPherson" <derrickmacpherson@gmail.com>
    To: discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:26:26 AM
    Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] straw poll: Teradici or Icron/Gefen for        Flame/Smoke?

    Check for tablet support on teradici..

    On 2013-09-10 6:23 AM, "Pete Smith" <pete@realisestudio.com> wrote:
    Hi

    We're looking at both solutions.

    Teradici looks good to me. Love the ability to use software to switch the KVM/USB around.
    Icron/Gefen looks better (no compression), but rolls in at twice the price.

    If I go Teradici, will I get death by whingeing Flame Ops? Or should I just bust the budget and enjoy the *relative* silence? :-)

    --
    Pete Smith
    DevOp/System Administrator
    Realise Studio
    12/13 Poland Street, London W1F 8QB
    T. +44 (0)20 7165 9644

    realisestudio.com

    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    By Rob LaRose -


    All you NYers - who's your electrician?

    We recently built a new space, our AV gear (plasmas, speakers, etc.) is not totally isolated from other equipment, and is served from the same main building service with a lot of other tenants, so yadda-yadda-yadda I'm being asked to evaluate how "clean" our power is.

    The cost quoted by our electrician to install testing gear and evaluate is about the same as it would be to just buy & install panel surge suppression & conditioning equipment.  I half-suspect they just don't want to do it.

    Wondering if anyone in NYC has worked with a competent electrician they can recommend for a competitive quote?

    --Rob


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

    **NOTE OUR NEW STREET ADDRESS: 245 Fifth Ave, 23rd Fl, New York, NY 10016.
    Our billing and remittance stays the same


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  • 09/10/13--15:50: Cisco switch question...
  • By Jeremy Lang -

    Is there any way around:

    --

    Description: Te1/0/1: This port has been disabled because Non Compliant? Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) connector detected.

    ?

    Recommendation: Replace connector with cisco compliant Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) connector. Refer switch technical documentation to determine cisco compliant connector. Enable the port again.

    --

    My supplier couldn't get the Cisco part (X2 10GbT), substituted with one that says "Cisco compatible" in the catalog description, but I can't find anything on them online to see if they offer any words of wisdom into this (Package says "EQL Optics"

    Switch is a 3750E running 12.2(35)SE2 (UNIVERSAL).?

    Also, a port on another switch in the stack is showing error disabled because it detects a loopback... it's empty.? Is it fried??


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx
    ??????????????

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  • 09/10/13--20:25: E5-2600 v2 thoughts
  • By Jean-Francois Panisset -

    The Register has an article about the E5-2600 v2 parts:


    SuperMicro TwinBlade stuff on the SuperMicro site is also updated for the new parts:

    http://www.supermicro.com/products/SuperBlade/TwinBlade/

    Dual Intel? Xeon? processor E5-2600 v2 family 95W processor wattage

    So that basically leaves the 2.6GHz/8 core E5-2650 v2 ($1,166 list) and the 2.2GHz/10 core E5-2660 v2 ($1,389 list). Trivial "core x GHz" puts those at "20.8" vs "22" performance, so you get a roughly 6% extra performance for your 19% price premium, and the single-threaded stuff will run faster on the 2.6GHz part, so the E5-2650 v2 looks like a good candidate for a dense "TwinBlade" type of application. Looking forward to seeing some real performance numbers with the software we care about.

    JF


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    By Gareth Havard -

    HI All,

    I'm currently going through the tedious task of valuing the capital assets of my facility.
    This is almost an impossible task as we have about 10 years worth of gear, from SD analogue telecine / broadcast gear thorough to current high level hardware etc.

    We have a large number of MacPros around our facility, with various hardware specs, however I'm looking to cover them all with a blanket unit vaule (new for old).

    I'm going to write off all redundant equipment (insurance wise) but need to value anything useful and working.

    I'm wondering what value anyone else puts on a standard ~2010 Macpro dual quadcore, 8GB ram, and a half decent graphics card (not including AJA/Blackmagic video cards? etc).

    Is there a cost yet for the new Mac Pros?

    Cheers,

    Gareth
    Collective Dream studios, Cape Town.

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    By David Lennox - Hello there, Even though we are not using this yet Maxon have sent out a faulty installer! I am waiting for them to fix their installer, but if you are in a bind here is their fix? IMPORTANT CUSTOMER INFORMATION: R15 LICENSE SERVER INSTALLATION Dear CINEMA 4D customers, Despite thorough testing, an error has occurred in the MAXON License Server function of the CINEMA 4D R15 installer. This affects the first batch of CINEMA 4D R15 that was shipped and affects MAXON License Server customers only: The Use License Server option does not work correctly when CINEMA 4D R15 is installed. Even though the installer has been fixed in the meantime, some of our distributors have already taken delivery of their orders, which included the faulty installer. This error does not affect all customers and can be easily be repaired by following the instructions below. Description of error: a) Due to the faulty installer, CINEMA 4D R15 will not be installed if the Use License Server option is enabled during installation. b) Each CINEMA 4D installation that gets its serial number from the MAXON License Server requires a license.ini text file in the installation directory (i.e., where the CINEMA 4D.exe file is located), which is created by enabling the Use License Server option. Fix: 1. Program Installation 1.1 First install CINEMA 4D R15 with the Use License Server option disabled. 1.2 Use your normal CINEMA 4D R15 serial numbers for the installation. You can copy and paste the complete text from your license PDF into the serial number field in CINEMA 4D. The program will automatically allocate the relevant serial numbers correctly. 1.3 Continue with the normal installation process. 2. Connecting to the License Server (3 options: 2.1 or 2.2 or 2.3) 2.1 If you are using an older version of CINEMA 4D with the MAXON License Server you can use the existing license.ini file and do not have to create a new one. Simply copy the license.ini file from the installation directory of the older CINEMA 4D version into your CINEMA 4D R15 installation directory. 2.2 If you do not have a license.ini file from an earlier installation, the file can still be created using the faulty installer. Even though CINEMA 4D R15 will not be installed correctly if the Use License Server option is enabled, the license.ini file will be created correctly. a) Install CINEMA 4D R15 a second time, this time with the Use License Server option enabled. b) Use the same installation directory as you did for the first installation. c) Note: It is important to select a language packet during installation (which might already be installed). d) Confirm the prompt if you want to install in an existing directory with ?Yes?. e) Do not cancel the 2nd installation. Otherwise CINEMA 4D will be uninstalled and you will have to repeat all previous installation steps! f) A correct license.ini file will be added to your existing CINEMA 4D R15 installation. g) The license.ini file that was created can now be copied to all computers with a CINEMA 4D R15 installation. 2.3 Advanced users can use a text editor to create a license.ini file manually. It must contain the following information: [ settings ] server = 192.xxx.xxx.xxx port = 5235 server: Enter the license server?s IP address (if name resolution works you can enter the server?s name) port: This is the port number that the network server uses for clients (this port number is defined in CINEMA 4D and should not be changed) We would like to apologize to all affected customers. If you have questions regarding the reparation process, please contact us for assistance. Well I hope this helps someone. Just thought I would send it out just incase as mine never turned up with these instructions! 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