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walter biscardi
Bob Zelin Day at Biscardi Creative!
on Aug 17, 2007 at 12:29:13 pm

Yes, he's actually here in person re-wiring our entire shop. Photos and full details tonight on my blog!

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Simmie
Re: Bob Zelin Day at Biscardi Creative!
on Aug 17, 2007 at 1:42:59 pm

Just out of curiosity what kind of re-wiring are you doing?

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Kevin Wild
Re: Bob Zelin Day at Biscardi Creative!
on Aug 17, 2007 at 1:49:03 pm

Tell him to not forget to hook up the black burst sync...

His number one post that I read over and over. :-)

KW


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walter biscardi
Re: Bob Zelin Day at Biscardi Creative!
on Aug 17, 2007 at 2:11:05 pm

[Kevin Wild] "Tell him to not forget to hook up the black burst sync..."

He just got a big laugh out of that one!

Walter Biscardi, Jr.
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walter biscardi
Re: Bob Zelin Day at Biscardi Creative!
on Aug 17, 2007 at 2:07:26 pm

[Simmie] "
Just out of curiosity what kind of re-wiring are you doing?"


We now have three edit suites and all of them were independent rooms. Bob designed a new engineering workflow to bring all three rooms together in two central racks. So all audio and video will flow through the racks. Also the computers for my room and the other primary edit suite were moved out to the racks along with our new storage. Both rooms will essentially be silent since everything is out there.

We've run probably about 1,500 feet or so of cables through the walls and now Bob is here tying up the entire rack system. Great to finally meet him in person!


Walter Biscardi, Jr.
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HD Editorial & Animation for Broadcast and independent productions.

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Wayne Carey
Re: Bob Zelin Day at Biscardi Creative!
on Aug 17, 2007 at 2:52:51 pm

WOW!

That's a large deal there! I've done that before with a production truck for a local PBS station. Fun... but I'm not too sure that I like to do that all of the time.

I guess that means you will have plenty of Wii time, today!

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walter biscardi
Re: Bob Zelin Day - Blog is up!
on Aug 18, 2007 at 12:10:57 am

Complete with photos!

http://blogs.creativecow.net/node/258

Walter Biscardi, Jr.
http://www.biscardicreative.com
HD Editorial & Animation for Broadcast and independent productions.

All Things Apple Podcast! http://cowcast.creativecow.net/all_things_apple/index.html

Read my blog! http://blogs.creativecow.net/WalterBiscardi


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Bob Zelin Day - Blog is up!
on Aug 18, 2007 at 1:27:52 am

Wow!!! It looks a whole lot better now. Good job Bob!

David Roth Weiss
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David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles

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weevie833
Re: Bob Zelin Day - Blog is up!
on Aug 18, 2007 at 10:38:32 am

Hope you have an air conditioner in there. Lots of heat.

Will you be training your minions not to pull patches EVER unless they are sure what they're doing, and even then, not by the cord but by the terminal? Many heads have been whacked in this regard.

Surely, Bob gave you enough service loop with your power cords so that when the cleaning staff comes in and rolls your rack out of the way to clear out those dust bunnies, it won't blink out your edit rooms.

Looks great, Walter. your scratch VO's will never sound better, now that the hum and whirr has been eliminated.

steve covello
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walter biscardi
Re: Bob Zelin Day - Blog is up!
on Aug 18, 2007 at 10:54:51 am

[weevie833] "

Hope you have an air conditioner in there. Lots of heat."


And it's been cranking with 100 degree temps over the past week or so too. Geez it's truly been HotLanta lately.

[weevie833] "Will you be training your minions not to pull patches EVER unless they are sure what they're doing, and even then, not by the cord but by the terminal? Many heads have been whacked in this regard."

With the way Bob designed the panels, we actually won't be doing a lot of patching. He's normalized so much stuff to both primary suites that really only the DVD Recorder and the new Rialto Room are going to need patches all the time. I never would have thought this out as well as he did.

Walter Biscardi, Jr.
http://www.biscardicreative.com
HD Editorial & Animation for Broadcast and independent productions.

All Things Apple Podcast! http://cowcast.creativecow.net/all_things_apple/index.html

Read my blog! http://blogs.creativecow.net/WalterBiscardi


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Alexander Serpico
Re: Bob Zelin Day - Blog is up!
on Aug 18, 2007 at 7:42:01 pm

Bob wired up the systems where i am (@ Crew Cuts) years ago before he moved out west. They since have been rewired when we switched to FCP 3-4 years ago, i think by his former cohorts.



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weevie833
Re: Bob Zelin Day - Blog is up!
on Aug 19, 2007 at 3:05:31 pm

Ah, the brilliance of forethought normalizing.

I was amazed, however, how the 'speculative' nature of the signal flows became largely obsolete within two years. Our 3/4" deck kept getting lower and lower on the machine rack until it was discarded and its place taken by the RT DVD recorder, then replaced again by an even better DVD recorder that could take a direct FW connection. Outputs to Beta-SP became less frequent. VHS became non-existent as an output format.

We are using our FW patch bay now more than ever. Handy for firestore hookups.

There is your life before your machine room, and your life after. Like with owning a power planer.

steve covello


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Wayne Carey
Re: Bob Zelin Day - Blog is up!
on Aug 20, 2007 at 1:49:47 pm

[weevie833] "I was amazed, however, how the 'speculative' nature of the signal flows became largely obsolete within two years. Our 3/4" deck kept getting lower and lower on the machine rack until it was discarded and its place taken by the RT DVD recorder, then replaced again by an even better DVD recorder that could take a direct FW connection. Outputs to Beta-SP became less frequent. VHS became non-existent as an output format."

That's the nature of tv production. Now, the difficult part is convincing upper management of these upgrades. That's the trick!




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