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    NUKE Users Group January 28th in Toronto
    posted by  on Jan. 17, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

    Passing this along….

     

    From: CineSys-Oceana [mailto:phil@oceana.ccsend.com] On Behalf Of CineSys-Oceana
    Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 1:12 PM
    To: John Hickson
    Subject: NUKE Users Group January 28th in Toronto

     

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    Join us at Arc Productions January 28th!

     

    2014 is in full swing and we're excited to announce the first Toronto NUKE Users Group of the year! The Foundry has a new look for the new year, and they've partnered with CineSys-Oceana, Arc Productions, and Group President Joe Raasch to bring some great speakers and demos to the Toronto VFX community. 

     

    Deke Kincaid, The Foundry's East Coast Creative Specialist, returns to show off some of the newest features of NUKE 8. Alex Branton from Mr. X and Adrian Sutherland from Spin VFX will also be making presentations. 

     

    We hope we'll see you there!

     

     

     

    Arc Productions
     

    230 Richmond Street East
    Toronto, ON
    (MAP IT!)


    January 28th, 2014

    Sign-in/Doors Open: 6:30 pm

    Start Time: 7:00 pm

     

     

    ABOUT US

     

    With offices in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, Miami, Toronto, and Vancouver, CineSys-Oceana provides exceptional hardware and software sales and support, as well as specialized services, to the Media & Entertainment Industry in most production centers across North America.

     

    Visit us online at www.cinesysoceana.com or call 1-866-905-2050

     

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    CineSys-Oceana | www.cinesysoceana.com | Houston | TX | 77007

     

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    Passing this along….

     

    From: CineSys-Oceana [mailto:phil@oceana.ccsend.com] On Behalf Of CineSys-Oceana
    Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 1:12 PM
    To: John Hickson
    Subject: NUKE Users Group January 28th in Toronto

     

    Having trouble viewing this email? Click here

     

     

     

     

    Join us at Arc Productions January 28th!

     

    2014 is in full swing and we're excited to announce the first Toronto NUKE Users Group of the year! The Foundry has a new look for the new year, and they've partnered with CineSys-Oceana, Arc Productions, and Group President Joe Raasch to bring some great speakers and demos to the Toronto VFX community. 

     

    Deke Kincaid, The Foundry's East Coast Creative Specialist, returns to show off some of the newest features of NUKE 8. Alex Branton from Mr. X and Adrian Sutherland from Spin VFX will also be making presentations. 

     

    We hope we'll see you there!

     

     

     

    Arc Productions
     

    230 Richmond Street East
    Toronto, ON
    (MAP IT!)


    January 28th, 2014

    Sign-in/Doors Open: 6:30 pm

    Start Time: 7:00 pm

     

     

    ABOUT US

     

    With offices in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, Miami, Toronto, and Vancouver, CineSys-Oceana provides exceptional hardware and software sales and support, as well as specialized services, to the Media & Entertainment Industry in most production centers across North America.

     

    Visit us online at www.cinesysoceana.com or call 1-866-905-2050

     

    STAY CONNECTED

    Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  

     

     

     

    Forward this email

    CineSys-Oceana | www.cinesysoceana.com | Houston | TX | 77007

     


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    1920x1200 vs. 1920x1080 and Monitors with built in PCoIP.
    posted by Saker Klippsten on Jan. 17, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
    Hit send to fast also all these monitors have speakers built in.. not great! but helpful.




    View Sonic


    DISPLAY
    Type
    24" (23.6" viewable) Wide Color TFT Active Matrix LED
    Display Area
    20.5" horizontal x 11.5" vertical; 23.6" diagonal
    Optimum Resolution
    1920x1080
    Brightness
    250 cd/m
    2
    (typ.)
    Contrast Ratio
    1000:1 (typ.)
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio
    20,000,000:1
    Viewing Angles
    170 horizontal, 160 vertical
    Response Time
    5ms (typ)
    Backlight
    White-light LED
    Backlight Life
    30,000 hours (min.)
    Panel Surface
    Anti-glare, hard-coating (3H)



    On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 11:10 AM, Saker Klippsten <sakerk@gmail.com> wrote:
    A couple questions/thoughts, what is the base monitor that everyone uses for their artists?
    Has anyone done color comparisons they would like to share?

    What are everyone's thoughts on 1920x1200 vs. 1920x1080 monitors.


    The Majority of our Monitors are Dell's ( U2410's) with some Eizo Sprinkled in.

    As the Dell monitors begin to die out and our move to 100% PCoIP across both facilities
    I was looking into the possibility of using monitors from LG and Samsung as well as Viewsonic which are all 23-24" and have the tera2 portals built in. We have some of the first Samsung PCoIP monitors and they work well for our front desk etc..but I never stuck a meter on them to test..for color accuracy.

    Here are some of the latest offerings of Monitors with built in PCoIP. after the color hurdle. Does havig the extra vertical pixels matter that much will artists riot? For 3D work they were using 1920x1080 monitors and did not hear much complaint..






    • 23.6" (16:9) Screen Size
    • LED Display
    • 300cd/m Brightness
    • 1,000:1 Contrast Ratio
    • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
    • 5ms Response Time
    • 170 / 160 deg (CR 10) / 178 / 170 deg (CR 5)
    • 16.7million

    http://www.lg.com/us/commercial/desktop-virtualization/lg-23CAV42K-BL/technical-specifications



    • Response Time (Typical)
    • Viewing Angle
    • Size (Inch)
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Brightness (Typical)
    • Color Depth (DFC)
    • Contrast Ratio (Original)
    • Panel Type
    • Resolution
    • Pixel Pitch (mm)
    • 14ms
    • 178 / 178
    • 23" Class (23.0" measured diagonally)
    • 16:9
    • 250 cd/m2
    • 16.7M
    • 1,000:1 / 5,000,000:1 (DFC)
    • AH-IPS
    • 1920 x 1080
    • 0.2652 (H) x 0.2652 (V)



    View Sonic



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    Hit send to fast also all these monitors have speakers built in.. not great! but helpful.




    View Sonic


    DISPLAY
    Type
    24" (23.6" viewable) Wide Color TFT Active Matrix LED
    Display Area
    20.5" horizontal x 11.5" vertical; 23.6" diagonal
    Optimum Resolution
    1920x1080
    Brightness
    250 cd/m
    2
    (typ.)
    Contrast Ratio
    1000:1 (typ.)
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio
    20,000,000:1
    Viewing Angles
    170 horizontal, 160 vertical
    Response Time
    5ms (typ)
    Backlight
    White-light LED
    Backlight Life
    30,000 hours (min.)
    Panel Surface
    Anti-glare, hard-coating (3H)



    On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 11:10 AM, Saker Klippsten <sakerk@gmail.com> wrote:
    A couple questions/thoughts, what is the base monitor that everyone uses for their artists?
    Has anyone done color comparisons they would like to share?

    What are everyone's thoughts on 1920x1200 vs. 1920x1080 monitors.


    The Majority of our Monitors are Dell's ( U2410's) with some Eizo Sprinkled in.

    As the Dell monitors begin to die out and our move to 100% PCoIP across both facilities
    I was looking into the possibility of using monitors from LG and Samsung as well as Viewsonic which are all 23-24" and have the tera2 portals built in. We have some of the first Samsung PCoIP monitors and they work well for our front desk etc..but I never stuck a meter on them to test..for color accuracy.

    Here are some of the latest offerings of Monitors with built in PCoIP. after the color hurdle. Does havig the extra vertical pixels matter that much will artists riot? For 3D work they were using 1920x1080 monitors and did not hear much complaint..






    • 23.6" (16:9) Screen Size
    • LED Display
    • 300cd/m Brightness
    • 1,000:1 Contrast Ratio
    • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
    • 5ms Response Time
    • 170 / 160 deg (CR 10) / 178 / 170 deg (CR 5)
    • 16.7million

    http://www.lg.com/us/commercial/desktop-virtualization/lg-23CAV42K-BL/technical-specifications



    • Response Time (Typical)
    • Viewing Angle
    • Size (Inch)
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Brightness (Typical)
    • Color Depth (DFC)
    • Contrast Ratio (Original)
    • Panel Type
    • Resolution
    • Pixel Pitch (mm)
    • 14ms
    • 178 / 178
    • 23" Class (23.0" measured diagonally)
    • 16:9
    • 250 cd/m2
    • 16.7M
    • 1,000:1 / 5,000,000:1 (DFC)
    • AH-IPS
    • 1920 x 1080
    • 0.2652 (H) x 0.2652 (V)



    View Sonic




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    1920x1200 vs. 1920x1080 and Monitors with built in PCoIP.
    posted by Saker Klippsten on Jan. 17, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
    A couple questions/thoughts, what is the base monitor that everyone uses for their artists?
    Has anyone done color comparisons they would like to share?

    What are everyone's thoughts on 1920x1200 vs. 1920x1080 monitors.


    The Majority of our Monitors are Dell's ( U2410's) with some Eizo Sprinkled in.

    As the Dell monitors begin to die out and our move to 100% PCoIP across both facilities
    I was looking into the possibility of using monitors from LG and Samsung as well as Viewsonic which are all 23-24" and have the tera2 portals built in. We have some of the first Samsung PCoIP monitors and they work well for our front desk etc..but I never stuck a meter on them to test..for color accuracy.

    Here are some of the latest offerings of Monitors with built in PCoIP. after the color hurdle. Does havig the extra vertical pixels matter that much will artists riot? For 3D work they were using 1920x1080 monitors and did not hear much complaint..






    • 23.6" (16:9) Screen Size
    • LED Display
    • 300cd/m Brightness
    • 1,000:1 Contrast Ratio
    • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
    • 5ms Response Time
    • 170 / 160 deg (CR 10) / 178 / 170 deg (CR 5)
    • 16.7million

    http://www.lg.com/us/commercial/desktop-virtualization/lg-23CAV42K-BL/technical-specifications



    • Response Time (Typical)
    • Viewing Angle
    • Size (Inch)
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Brightness (Typical)
    • Color Depth (DFC)
    • Contrast Ratio (Original)
    • Panel Type
    • Resolution
    • Pixel Pitch (mm)
    • 14ms
    • 178 / 178
    • 23" Class (23.0" measured diagonally)
    • 16:9
    • 250 cd/m2
    • 16.7M
    • 1,000:1 / 5,000,000:1 (DFC)
    • AH-IPS
    • 1920 x 1080
    • 0.2652 (H) x 0.2652 (V)



    View Sonic


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      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    A couple questions/thoughts, what is the base monitor that everyone uses for their artists?
    Has anyone done color comparisons they would like to share?

    What are everyone's thoughts on 1920x1200 vs. 1920x1080 monitors.


    The Majority of our Monitors are Dell's ( U2410's) with some Eizo Sprinkled in.

    As the Dell monitors begin to die out and our move to 100% PCoIP across both facilities
    I was looking into the possibility of using monitors from LG and Samsung as well as Viewsonic which are all 23-24" and have the tera2 portals built in. We have some of the first Samsung PCoIP monitors and they work well for our front desk etc..but I never stuck a meter on them to test..for color accuracy.

    Here are some of the latest offerings of Monitors with built in PCoIP. after the color hurdle. Does havig the extra vertical pixels matter that much will artists riot? For 3D work they were using 1920x1080 monitors and did not hear much complaint..






    • 23.6" (16:9) Screen Size
    • LED Display
    • 300cd/m Brightness
    • 1,000:1 Contrast Ratio
    • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
    • 5ms Response Time
    • 170 / 160 deg (CR 10) / 178 / 170 deg (CR 5)
    • 16.7million

    http://www.lg.com/us/commercial/desktop-virtualization/lg-23CAV42K-BL/technical-specifications



    • Response Time (Typical)
    • Viewing Angle
    • Size (Inch)
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Brightness (Typical)
    • Color Depth (DFC)
    • Contrast Ratio (Original)
    • Panel Type
    • Resolution
    • Pixel Pitch (mm)
    • 14ms
    • 178 / 178
    • 23" Class (23.0" measured diagonally)
    • 16:9
    • 250 cd/m2
    • 16.7M
    • 1,000:1 / 5,000,000:1 (DFC)
    • AH-IPS
    • 1920 x 1080
    • 0.2652 (H) x 0.2652 (V)



    View Sonic



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    Ridiculous licensing mechanisms never fail to astound me
    posted by Doug Meyer on Jan. 17, 2014, 2:25 p.m.
    As I sit here deploying an update to r15, I'd agree that its up there.  Hall of Fame caliber for sure.

    Stories will be told for generations about the c4d license server.

    -dm


    On Jan 17, 2014, at 01:43 PM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:

    I still think C4D is #1 in terms of rediculous.



    - Brian

    Sent from my stupid POS iPhone on the craptaculous AT&T network.

    On Jan 17, 2014, at 10:34 AM, Will Rosecrans <wrosecrans@gmail.com> wrote:

    It's not just that you need to install MAx on a server.  Afaict from the quote, if you have 20 licenses and want to install more, you need to open 20 copies so they are all in use before you can add more.  Want to install new licenses before the rental workstations arrive?  Too bad.  Want to install licenses while the workstations are being used for something else?  Too bad, make every artist open 3DS Max.  Want to install licenses at night after the artists have all gone home and locked their workstations.  It's like they elevated bad license management to an art.


    Can we give out some sort of SSA awards, where we dress up and celebrate different categories of stupid?  Something like the Razzies?

    On Jan 15, 2014 1:26 PM, "Jean-Francois Panisset" <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
    > ====
    >
    > So really, I'm expected to install and run 3DS Max on my license server just to install a new license? That would have to be my "fail of the week". 
    >
    > JF
    >
    >

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    As I sit here deploying an update to r15, I'd agree that its up there.  Hall of Fame caliber for sure.

    Stories will be told for generations about the c4d license server.

    -dm


    On Jan 17, 2014, at 01:43 PM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:

    I still think C4D is #1 in terms of rediculous.



    - Brian

    Sent from my stupid POS iPhone on the craptaculous AT&T network.

    On Jan 17, 2014, at 10:34 AM, Will Rosecrans <wrosecrans@gmail.com> wrote:

    It's not just that you need to install MAx on a server.  Afaict from the quote, if you have 20 licenses and want to install more, you need to open 20 copies so they are all in use before you can add more.  Want to install new licenses before the rental workstations arrive?  Too bad.  Want to install licenses while the workstations are being used for something else?  Too bad, make every artist open 3DS Max.  Want to install licenses at night after the artists have all gone home and locked their workstations.  It's like they elevated bad license management to an art.


    Can we give out some sort of SSA awards, where we dress up and celebrate different categories of stupid?  Something like the Razzies?

    On Jan 15, 2014 1:26 PM, "Jean-Francois Panisset" <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
    > ====
    >
    > So really, I'm expected to install and run 3DS Max on my license server just to install a new license? That would have to be my "fail of the week". 
    >
    > JF
    >
    >

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  • 01/17/14--14:05: Mac/PC at odds
  • Mac/PC at odds
    posted by Brian Krusic on Jan. 17, 2014, 5:05 p.m.
    Hi, I've noticed the USB are flipped between the Mac and a PC. I also notice that due to GFX card orientation, the monitor connectors are flipped as well. Any one notice further connectors at odds with one another between the two step children? - Brian Sent from my stupid POS iPhone on the craptaculous AT&T network. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Hi, I've noticed the USB are flipped between the Mac and a PC. I also notice that due to GFX card orientation, the monitor connectors are flipped as well. Any one notice further connectors at odds with one another between the two step children? - Brian Sent from my stupid POS iPhone on the craptaculous AT&T network. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    Semi-OT, idea for vendor pitches/presentations at SSA meetings.
    posted by Jeremy Lang on Jan. 17, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

    Yet semi-serious, I'm sure we've all had vendors we'd pay to see go through this!

    http://videosift.com/video/Hot-Pepper-Gaming-Total-War-Rome-II


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx
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    Yet semi-serious, I'm sure we've all had vendors we'd pay to see go through this!

    http://videosift.com/video/Hot-Pepper-Gaming-Total-War-Rome-II


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx

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    For the music nerds in the crowd
    posted by Klaus Steden on Jan. 18, 2014, 4:35 p.m.
    This is an interesting Google analytics project ... find out how popular your favourite band/album/genre is ... kind of neat to see very familiar waveforms emerge. https://research.google.com/bigpicture/music/ cheers, Klaus To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    This is an interesting Google analytics project ... find out how popular your favourite band/album/genre is ... kind of neat to see very familiar waveforms emerge. https://research.google.com/bigpicture/music/ cheers, Klaus To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 01/20/14--15:40: Mac Mini render rack
  • Mac Mini render rack
    posted by Brian Krusic on Jan. 20, 2014, 6:40 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Any one have these to rent? For quick and dirty mography fromage. - Brian Sent from my stupid POS iPhone on the craptaculous AT&T network. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Any one have these to rent? For quick and dirty mography fromage. - Brian Sent from my stupid POS iPhone on the craptaculous AT&T network. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    Desktop drives in a NAS environment
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Jan. 21, 2014, 1 p.m.
    If you are using desktop drives in a NAS environment, you may be interested in reading this:

    http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/01/21/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/

    It seems that for those guys, even though Seagate drives are failing at a much higher rate than Hitachi, they still prefer Seagate since they buy so many of them and price is a big issue. If you're just putting together a 12 drive array and don't want to be swapping out drives all the time, looks like HGST might be a better bet.

    JF

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    If you are using desktop drives in a NAS environment, you may be interested in reading this:

    http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/01/21/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/

    It seems that for those guys, even though Seagate drives are failing at a much higher rate than Hitachi, they still prefer Seagate since they buy so many of them and price is a big issue. If you're just putting together a 12 drive array and don't want to be swapping out drives all the time, looks like HGST might be a better bet.

    JF


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    SSA Canada Robocop FREE Private Screening Tour Sponsored by Quantum - Save the Date
    posted by Kris Kostiuk on Jan. 21, 2014, 10:20 p.m. (4 days ago)
    Hi StudioSysAdmins Members,

    Since so many of you worked on this project, we thought it would be fun to organize aFREEPrivate Screenings of Robocop in Montreal, Toronto & Vancouver. Thanks go out to Greg Whynotts suggestion for how we can get more people out to SSA meetings, we know the movie will be fun but topping Gregs list was prizes so we will be giving away 1FREE Sony PS4to an attendee in eachcity!

    Please save the date:Montreal (Wednesday, Feb 12th),Toronto (Thursday, Feb 13th)andVancouver (Thursday, Feb 20th). Full details and RSVP site will be posted shortly. I believe we will start at 6pm in each city. Note: Toronto theatre is booked but Cineplex Odeon is confirming location with distributor (Scotia Bank or Yonge & Dundas).

    Thanks a bunch to your Canadian SSA Chapter Heads who have helped make this tour possible: John Hickson (Toronto), Pascal Filion & Francis Provencher (Montreal), and Scott Parker & Ron Stinson (Vancouver).

    Thank you.

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    Hi StudioSysAdmins Members,

    Since so many of you worked on this project, we thought it would be fun to organize aFREEPrivate Screenings of Robocop in Montreal, Toronto & Vancouver. Thanks go out to Greg Whynotts suggestion for how we can get more people out to SSA meetings, we know the movie will be fun but topping Gregs list was prizes so we will be giving away 1FREE Sony PS4to an attendee in eachcity!

    Please save the date:Montreal (Wednesday, Feb 12th),Toronto (Thursday, Feb 13th)andVancouver (Thursday, Feb 20th). Full details and RSVP site will be posted shortly. I believe we will start at 6pm in each city. Note: Toronto theatre is booked but Cineplex Odeon is confirming location with distributor (Scotia Bank or Yonge & Dundas).

    Thanks a bunch to your Canadian SSA Chapter Heads who have helped make this tour possible: John Hickson (Toronto), Pascal Filion & Francis Provencher (Montreal), and Scott Parker & Ron Stinson (Vancouver).

    Thank you.


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    Robocop FREE Private Screening
    posted by Kris Kostiuk on Jan. 21, 2014, 11:28 p.m. (4 days ago)

    Hi StudioSysAdmins Members,

    Since so many of you worked on this project, we thought it would be fun to organize a FREE Private Screenings of Robocop in Montreal, Toronto & Vancouver. Thanks go out to Greg Whynott's suggestion for how we can get more people out to SSA meetings, we know the movie will be fun but topping Greg's list was prizes so we will be giving away a FREE Sony PS4 to an attendee in each city!

    Please save the date: Montreal (Wednesday, Feb 12th),Toronto (Thursday, Feb 13thand Vancouver (Thursday, Feb 20th). Full details and RSVP site will be posted shortly. I believe we will start at 6pm in each city. Note: Toronto theatre is booked but Cineplex Odeon is confirming location with distributor (Scotia Bank or Yonge & Dundas).

    Thanks a bunch to your Canadian SSA Chapter Heads who have helped make this tour possible: John Hickson (Toronto), Pascal Filion & Francis Provencher (Montreal), and Scott Parker & Ron Stinson (Vancouver).

    Thank you.

    Kris Kostiuk| Country Manager, Canada - Big Data & Cloud |Quantum Corporation|Mobile:+1 (604) 818-7207|kris.kostiuk@quantum.com

    The Story Behind StorNext Content Workflow      

    THE FOREVER DISK ARCHIVE - Lattus Object Storage - Durable, scalable disk storage for Big Data archives

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    Hi StudioSysAdmins Members,

    Since so many of you worked on this project, we thought it would be fun to organize a FREE Private Screenings of Robocop in Montreal, Toronto & Vancouver. Thanks go out to Greg Whynott's suggestion for how we can get more people out to SSA meetings, we know the movie will be fun but topping Greg's list was prizes so we will be giving away a FREE Sony PS4 to an attendee in each city!

    Please save the date: Montreal (Wednesday, Feb 12th),Toronto (Thursday, Feb 13thand Vancouver (Thursday, Feb 20th). Full details and RSVP site will be posted shortly. I believe we will start at 6pm in each city. Note: Toronto theatre is booked but Cineplex Odeon is confirming location with distributor (Scotia Bank or Yonge & Dundas).

    Thanks a bunch to your Canadian SSA Chapter Heads who have helped make this tour possible: John Hickson (Toronto), Pascal Filion & Francis Provencher (Montreal), and Scott Parker & Ron Stinson (Vancouver).

    Thank you.

    Kris Kostiuk| Country Manager, Canada - Big Data & Cloud |Quantum Corporation|Mobile:+1 (604) 818-7207|kris.kostiuk@quantum.com

    The Story Behind StorNext Content Workflow      

    THE FOREVER DISK ARCHIVE - Lattus Object Storage - Durable, scalable disk storage for Big Data archives


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  • 01/22/14--11:25: Help!
  • Help!
    posted by  on Jan. 22, 2014, 2:25 p.m. (3 days ago)
    Does anyone happen to have a power supply for an LTO fiber drive in the Chicago area? Need to find one pretty urgently :/ -TT Tom Taylor Head of Engineering, Chicago T +1 312 605 8900 The Mill 54 West Hubbard Street, Suite 502, Chicago, IL 60654 www.themill.com | www.twitter.com/millchannel | www.facebook.com/millchannel To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Does anyone happen to have a power supply for an LTO fiber drive in the Chicago area? Need to find one pretty urgently :/ -TT Tom Taylor Head of Engineering, Chicago T +1 312 605 8900 The Mill 54 West Hubbard Street, Suite 502, Chicago, IL 60654 www.themill.com | www.twitter.com/millchannel | www.facebook.com/millchannel To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 01/22/14--12:40: Code lives forever
  • Code lives forever
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Jan. 22, 2014, 3:40 p.m. (3 days ago)
    While digging around Houdini for some weird installation / configuration issue, ran "hconfig -a" to list all environment variables, and it still has a few "oldies but goodies":

    HOUDINI_ABEKAS_LOGNAME
    HOUDINI_ABEKAS_LOGPASSWD (all your Abekas are belong to us)
    HOUDINI_ABEKAS_PAL_XRES
    HOUDINI_ABEKAS_PAL_YRES
    HOUDINI_IRIX_OSTRESTREAM_MAX_SIZE (I miss IRIX)
    HOUDINI_VRML_CONVERT
    HOUDINI_VRML_CONVERT2 (I hear VRML is the future of 3D on the web)

    Not poking fun at SideFX here, I know how hard it can be to get rid of historical cruft in your code base, and especially to make a business case for spending time doing housekeeping.

    JF

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    While digging around Houdini for some weird installation / configuration issue, ran "hconfig -a" to list all environment variables, and it still has a few "oldies but goodies":

    HOUDINI_ABEKAS_LOGNAME
    HOUDINI_ABEKAS_LOGPASSWD (all your Abekas are belong to us)
    HOUDINI_ABEKAS_PAL_XRES
    HOUDINI_ABEKAS_PAL_YRES
    HOUDINI_IRIX_OSTRESTREAM_MAX_SIZE (I miss IRIX)
    HOUDINI_VRML_CONVERT
    HOUDINI_VRML_CONVERT2 (I hear VRML is the future of 3D on the web)

    Not poking fun at SideFX here, I know how hard it can be to get rid of historical cruft in your code base, and especially to make a business case for spending time doing housekeeping.

    JF


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  • 01/23/14--10:25: custom boxes.
  • custom boxes.
    posted by Greg Whynott on Jan. 23, 2014, 1:25 p.m. (2 days ago)
    I have to ship about 20 RS12 disk arrays and 2 mecury 150 heads over seas and need boxes.

    does anyone in the Toronto area know where one may get boxes for this? most of the places I have contacted state they need a minimum order of 100 to 300.

    thanks much,
    greg


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    I have to ship about 20 RS12 disk arrays and 2 mecury 150 heads over seas and need boxes.

    does anyone in the Toronto area know where one may get boxes for this? most of the places I have contacted state they need a minimum order of 100 to 300.

    thanks much,
    greg



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    Finally, a concrete reason for signal failure
    posted by  on Jan. 23, 2014, 4:20 p.m. (2 days ago)

    That's your jaw what just hit your chest

    - cal@bluebolt
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    That's your jaw what just hit your chest

    - cal@bluebolt

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  • 01/23/14--13:40: kernel trap
  • kernel trap
    posted by Ben De Luca on Jan. 23, 2014, 4:40 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Inline image 1


    I found this in my local bottle shop, thought I would share
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    I found this in my local bottle shop, thought I would share

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    Video Copilots Optical Flare. Nuke render nodes
    posted by Erik Johansson on Jan. 24, 2014, 8:40 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Hi

    Have anyone set up the render nodes for optical flares nuke plugin? The instructions are sparse to say the least and communicating with them takes forever as they are in another timezone.

    We received a lic file that i pointed to withOPTICAL_FLARES_LICENSE_PATH and we received some special .so that i added to the NUKE_PATH but it won't pick up any license. It just crashes on trying to create X11 dialog which I guess is where it want's you to copy your hardware id if using the gui version and not finding a license.

    Anyone got it working?

    Cheers,
    Erik

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    Fido
    Rosenlundsgatan 36
    118 53 Stockholm, Sweden
    www.fido.se

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    Hi

    Have anyone set up the render nodes for optical flares nuke plugin? The instructions are sparse to say the least and communicating with them takes forever as they are in another timezone.

    We received a lic file that i pointed to withOPTICAL_FLARES_LICENSE_PATH and we received some special .so that i added to the NUKE_PATH but it won't pick up any license. It just crashes on trying to create X11 dialog which I guess is where it want's you to copy your hardware id if using the gui version and not finding a license.

    Anyone got it working?

    Cheers,
    Erik

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    Pipeline TD
    Fido
    Rosenlundsgatan 36
    118 53 Stockholm, Sweden
    www.fido.se


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    BlueArc Titan spares - does anyone need?
    posted by Rory Falloon on Jan. 24, 2014, 11:45 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Hi,

    Come across some spare hard drives and titan components - if you still have a Titan you might make use of them?

    Drives:

    - A few "Barracuda ES" 750GB drives
    - A single Maxtor "MaxLine Plus II" 250Gb drive

    Titan:

    - "Titan NIM - 1080-0" FRU Part # SX325025-05 (this one is a bit hard to read.. might be wrong)
    - "Titan SIM - 4161-0" FRU Part # SX325034-05
    - "Titan FSA - 2022-0" FRU Part # SX325028-10

    Will be tossed if no one needs, will ship anywhere if you pay!

    Thanks,


    Rory Falloon
    Snr. Systems Administrator
    Mr. X Inc.
    T:  (416) 595-6222, x 290

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    Hi,

    Come across some spare hard drives and titan components - if you still have a Titan you might make use of them?

    Drives:

    - A few "Barracuda ES" 750GB drives
    - A single Maxtor "MaxLine Plus II" 250Gb drive

    Titan:

    - "Titan NIM - 1080-0" FRU Part # SX325025-05 (this one is a bit hard to read.. might be wrong)
    - "Titan SIM - 4161-0" FRU Part # SX325034-05
    - "Titan FSA - 2022-0" FRU Part # SX325028-10

    Will be tossed if no one needs, will ship anywhere if you pay!

    Thanks,


    Rory Falloon
    Snr. Systems Administrator
    Mr. X Inc.
    T:  (416) 595-6222, x 290


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    Encoding Software and File based Q&C
    posted by Jathavan Sriram on Jan. 28, 2014, 7:45 p.m. (4 days ago)

    Hi there!
    We are planning to invest into a new software package for encoding/transcoding and Q&C for created files.

    Can anyone recommend a combination of professional software that meets the following criteria?

    • Broadcast Level encoding for delivery of XDCAM 4:2:2, 50Mbit, MXF OP1a
      (commercials delivery to broadcasters in the European Union)
    • Advanced Q&C of the created files, EBU norms checks, Report creation
    • “Field proven” - the results have worked for you in your post production delivery process in combination with most broadcasters

    Any suggestions would be of great help. There is a lot of professional software out there. Some of the packages we are thinking about include:

    Q&C

    • Digimetrics Aurora
    • Harmonic Quality Control System
    • Snell Solutions / Hyperion
    • VidChecker
    • Cerify (Tektronix)
    • Baton (Interra)
    • Pulsar (Venera)
    • AmberFin

    Encoding:

    • Harmonic ProMedia Carbon (?)
    • DigitalRapids
    • Telestream

    Thank you
    Jatha

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    Hi there!
    We are planning to invest into a new software package for encoding/transcoding and Q&C for created files.

    Can anyone recommend a combination of professional software that meets the following criteria?

    • Broadcast Level encoding for delivery of XDCAM 4:2:2, 50Mbit, MXF OP1a
      (commercials delivery to broadcasters in the European Union)
    • Advanced Q&C of the created files, EBU norms checks, Report creation
    • “Field proven” - the results have worked for you in your post production delivery process in combination with most broadcasters

    Any suggestions would be of great help. There is a lot of professional software out there. Some of the packages we are thinking about include:

    Q&C

    • Digimetrics Aurora
    • Harmonic Quality Control System
    • Snell Solutions / Hyperion
    • VidChecker
    • Cerify (Tektronix)
    • Baton (Interra)
    • Pulsar (Venera)
    • AmberFin

    Encoding:

    • Harmonic ProMedia Carbon (?)
    • DigitalRapids
    • Telestream

    Thank you
    Jatha

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    Alter Wandrahm 8-9
    20457 Hamburg
    Phone: +49/ 40 411 880 500
    sriram@harvest-postproduction.com
    www.harvest-postproduction.com


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    Trade register: Harvest Digital Agriculture GmbH, HRB 121482


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  • 01/28/14--22:05: trashintosh... can pro...
  • trashintosh... can pro...
    posted by Wayne Chang on Jan. 29, 2014, 1:05 a.m. (3 days ago)
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