Thursday, March 28, 2013

Shared storage for film & TV - the next podcast

Hugh and Phil are joined by Rupert Watson from root6 to talk about SANs, NASs and shared storage for film and TV - see the wiki


ripvanmarlowe said...

Hi Phil, along with all the other interesting points my nerdy interest was piqued at 12:40 where you mention replacing the Avid "Media Offline" slates with your own. How does one do this?
I've found the special Avid_MediaFiles folder where the test patterns and offline slates live. It's populated with OMF files named various resolutions. I've tried recreating a one frame image that i want to replace it with but only get errors. Do you have any tips? It's only my home machine so there's no danger involved, but it'd be neat to be able to do this. Thanks for all the great podcasts!

Phil Crawley said...

Hello - thanks for the kind comment; this was back in 2001/2002 using Meridien-based Avids (so two generations of hardware back - pre Adrenaline!) and then they were TIFFs IIRC. I shall check it out the next time I'm sitting in front of a current Avid; what version of Media Composer you using?

ripvanmarlowe said...

Hi Phil,
I'm on a Symphony
From what I can tell they are OMF files now although I'm not sure how you would go about creating an HD raster OMF as OMF media is not an option in HD projects. Unless I'm looking in the wrong place. Currently I'm looking in:
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Avid Symphony\Avid_MediaFiles
Anyway, this is obviously not urgent, but very fun nonetheless. It would be great if you figure it out, it's beyond me! Cheers,