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AromaKat

Member Since 14 Jul 2007
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In Topic: Goodbye Mac Pro, Hello Octane PC

Today, 06:24 PM

Thanks for the update. Sounds like an awesomely ridiculous setup. 

 

Please post some octane results, if you can. My biggest fear with octane is versatility - ie: not being able to update something in a particular fashion that the client requested, requiring us to render things in a different way, blowing deadlines and budget out of the water. 


In Topic: Cross platform RAID 0

Yesterday, 08:56 PM

You have a few options.

 

NTFS-3G is a free thing for OS X that allows you to read / write to an NTFS filesystem.  Conversely, MacDrive is an application for Windows that provides read / write access to HFS filesystems.

 

ExFAT is natively compatible to both, but you may run into journaling issues - which isn't really an 'issue'. It just means you may not be able to use file searches using quicklook or the windows OS search. It may work, but maybe not. 

 

Ex4 is much faster than either, though. But since its more of a linux FS, I wouldn't use it outside of a linux NAS. I don't have any technical reasoning to back that up, though. Its just how I'd go about it.

 

Personally, I'd probably go with an HFS+ volume and use MacDrive on the Windows side. 


In Topic: Buying a new system

Yesterday, 03:33 PM

I really don't care to start a mac vs pc thing, but I just want to say you should give PC a good look. I think everyone who hasn't touched one in a long while would be extremely surprised after a month of use.

 

For PCs... There are some decent cases out there. You just have to shop around.

 

The ProRes workflow can be replaced verbatim with an Avid DNxHD workflow. There are encoding solutions to get proRes to macheads if needed.


In Topic: sound design

18 October 2014 - 12:05 AM

Adobe Audition is what I primarly use when making multi-track mixes. The real audio people seem to all use protools, but when its just me, audition is more than capable of doing anything I need.

For playing with loops, and even dicking around on the midi keyboard, Fruity Loops Studio has been my go-to application since I was in my tweens.

In Topic: Congratulations Todd

17 October 2014 - 05:39 AM

You're thinking of "product owner", which is a rotating position (currently held by Tim Kurkoski). The product owner can be a software engineer, quality engineer, UI designer... anyone on the team. The role of the product owner is to prioritize tasks within certain broad parameters. Those broad parameters are set by the product manager, which is an actual managerial position as opposed to a side gig. 

 

So, as product owner, I needed to get a set of basic outlines from Steve Forde about what we _needed_ to do for the year, and then I made decisions within that. Now I set those basic outlines. And I defend those decisions within Adobe to the higher-ups and to other groups competing for the same resources, et cetera, et cetera.

 

For next year, the broad outlines include interactive performance and---when that's far enough along---removal of unneeded pain/complexity for common workflows (e.g., less need for precomposing, simpler and more powerful tracking, easier color adjustments)... plus some other things that I'll talk more about next year.

 

Ah. Thanks for the clarification, and my apologies for the mix-up.

 

I'm pretty stoked that you're now at the helm, considering you have been, to me, the face of Adobe my entire career.  Congrats - well deserved.

 

Thanks and congrats to Steve too! It sounds like he is moving up to work on some of that classified next level shit.