Saturday, 28 November 2009

ProTools 7.4 cs 10 Video Resolve when using Word Clock

When using Protools with an SR or MR system it must be resolved to video syncs, this is automatic when using Video as the ProTools reference but care must be taken when using WordClock as the reference.

When using WordClock disable "Generator Using Sync", unfortunately you will have to do this every time the Remote mode is enabled as ProTools always enables it.

Mediason Milan

On Thursday I visited Paulo at Mediason with Marco from Audio International to check his new system and make some training. This system is used to make multiple video copies in HD and SD. We used a -2 frame (23:59:59:23) offset on the SD machine to allow for the HD->SD conversion delay.

Audio International will be dissolved at the end of this month
A pleasant farewell Dinner on Wednesday night with Roberto Bepato, our Italien agent for 25 years, we wish everyone at Audio international the best for the future.

System: RM-6 Hub, XSR-424 2 port Remote, CBServer

Software Updates:

Thomson OpenCube added to machine list

I have some ideas for this application and plan to enable Assemble Edit when record enable is selected (dependant on Menu setting). I also plan to add record enable macro keys for each machine .

Arri Munich

I spent three days last weekend with Daniel and his crew converting their systems to HD (Tri-Level Video Syncs), updating the software to include the latest ProTools Sync Algorithms and testing two systems.

Theatre A
Originally installed in a Harrison series 10 and now in a Harrison series 12 this system is a MR system with a 4 port CB series 12 Remote/hub in a 4 wide fader panel with a separate 4 line display and one MR-3. A single MRP16 GPIO is used to integrate some desk monitor and automation features into the keyboard.

4 port Remote/Hub: Could update processor card to include play only timecode output
MR-3 Expansion: Could update processor card to include EEPROM user settings
Could update processor card to include EEPROM user settings

Studio 1
Large two operator Harrison series 12 console with the only two remote system that I have installed. When originally installed the remotes were independent, now that a single multi- track dubber is used I modified the system so that the two remotes are linked. The two remotes include a 4 line display and extra keyboard for monitor and talkback.

!2K Remote Panels: Two Serial Ports, 4 line display, Extra keyboard
RM-6 Hub: MR software
MR-3 Expansion:
MRP-16 GPIO: 2 off used for Monitor and Automation and talkback selection/indication