HD Studio thoughts

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Tim B
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HD Studio thoughts

Post by Tim B » Wed May 19, 2010 4:16 pm

I am looking to use some equipment from our other stations to help buid out an HD studio. We have 6 Final cut pro machines running ver. 5 with the Kona LH boxes to put out HD-SDI or a generic MPEG file to be transcoded to Avid Media Stream servers. I have Telestream Flip Factory (Traffic Manager) to do the transcode. The Macs that are running FCP are G5. I am considering upgradeing, even though FCP seems like overkill to edit news stories.I'm sure i'm missing some things here and any thought on what those are would be helpful.

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Re: HD Studio thoughts

Post by rockmanac » Wed May 19, 2010 10:03 pm

Tim B wrote:I am looking to use some equipment from our other stations to help buid out an HD studio. We have 6 Final cut pro machines running ver. 5 with the Kona LH boxes to put out HD-SDI or a generic MPEG file to be transcoded to Avid Media Stream servers. I have Telestream Flip Factory (Traffic Manager) to do the transcode. The Macs that are running FCP are G5. I am considering upgradeing, even though FCP seems like overkill to edit news stories.I'm sure i'm missing some things here and any thought on what those are would be helpful.
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Re: HD Studio thoughts

Post by eadler » Mon May 24, 2010 12:48 pm

I talked to Apple recently and they didn't even want to sell me licenses for the OS required to use the latest FCP (also the latest OS to support G5s).


Edit: Well... they wouldn't sell me the upgrade retail box with media and all... I suppose if I had media, they might sell me a license.
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