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Andree Franks
NEED INFO! for Soft & Hardware solution that will work with FCP!!
on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:07:47 pm

Hi!

since Apple just recently killed there xserve line since Apple has more interest in iPhones, iPads and the Beetles! :)

We are now needing for a hardware and even software solution (Linux based if possible) that will work with Apples editing software (if it still lasts doh!) Final Cut Pro and Express.
We need to capture or record HD video to a format that Final Cut Pro can natively handle.
ProRes would have been the choice but since there are no more xserve in the near future we need a other hardware based solution.

Editshare would have been a choice (no ProRes support) but we would be locked into there hardware unless there is no other solution. :(

Thank you!!!


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: NEED INFO! for Soft & Hardware solution that will work with FCP!!
on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:12:58 pm

KiPro?


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Andree Franks
Re: NEED INFO! for Soft & Hardware solution that will work with FCP!!
on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:17:40 pm

I don't think KiPro is very useful as a video capture and storage solution.
We are looking for a capture solution that will also store and convert the footage to a format that Final Cut can natively handle.



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: NEED INFO! for Soft & Hardware solution that will work with FCP!!
on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:18:34 pm

MacPro with Kona card/Raid and ToolsOnAir?


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Andree Franks
Re: NEED INFO! for Soft & Hardware solution that will work with FCP!!
on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:26:32 pm

Stacking Mac Pro (compared to xserve in racks) would need allot of room. Rack Server based solution is what we are looking for.
Something like Editshare but a solution where we can use the RAIDS that we have now.



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walter biscardi
Re: NEED INFO! for Soft & Hardware solution that will work with FCP!!
on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:52:23 pm

[Andree Franks] "Stacking Mac Pro (compared to xserve in racks) would need allot of room. Rack Server based solution is what we are looking for.
Something like Editshare but a solution where we can use the RAIDS that we have now."


How many machines do you need? We'll have 9 machines in racks here since the racks are so cheap. We use the Mac Pros.

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Shane Ross
Re: NEED INFO! for Soft & Hardware solution that will work with FCP!!
on Nov 18, 2010 at 11:02:34 pm

Apple stopped MAKING Xserves...but they are still out there. Perhaps someone will sell one used..or more than one. THere might be a few new ones still out there waiting to be sold. Or, if you already have them, why not continue to use them? Just because a company isn't going to make them anymore, doesn't mean the ones already out there suddenly stop working.

Shane



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Zane Barker
Re: NEED INFO! for Soft & Hardware solution that will work with FCP!!
on Nov 19, 2010 at 3:43:07 am

[Andree Franks] "We are looking for a capture solution"

[Andree Franks] "Rack Server based solution is what we are looking for"

You want a rack server capture solution?

Thats really not going to work well.

Unless you capture only via FW you need a capture card like a Kona Card, or some sort of IO device, the problem you are going to run into there is the drivers for those devices are written for the regular MacOS and therefore will probably have issues running on a ServerOS.

Besides you don't want to be capturing with the server hardware itself anyway.

The normal way to set something like this up would be to have a MacPro with your capture card for a capture station, this MacPro would be connected to a to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. Then other edit stations can also connect to the NAS to access and edit the captured footage.

If you really want a rack mounted server to host this NAS, the xSan is still available and will be for a little over 2 more months.

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Zane Barker
Re: NEED INFO! for Soft & Hardware solution that will work with FCP!!
on Nov 19, 2010 at 3:44:02 am

Read Walters article on shared network storage.

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/biscardi_walter/media_san.php

**Hindsight is always 1080p**


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Michael Aranyshev
Re: NEED INFO! for Soft & Hardware solution that will work with FCP!!
on Nov 19, 2010 at 10:17:30 am

gvs9000 was mentioned in a similar thread


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Don Walker
Re: NEED INFO! for Soft & Hardware solution that will work with FCP!!
on Nov 19, 2010 at 2:30:40 pm

How about this from Telestream? http://www.telestream.net/pipeline/overview.htm
don walker
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Stuart Simpson
Re: NEED INFO! for Soft & Hardware solution that will work with FCP!!
on Nov 22, 2010 at 5:03:34 pm

[Andree Franks] "Editshare would have been a choice (no ProRes support)"

Are you certain of this? I'm pretty sure it does have Prores support...

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