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  1. Samsung NC10 UK revision

    did you get it from this seller by any chance? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/dell-dw1490-broadcom...A1%7C240%3A1318 I'm having the same problem; On mine says "Made in China" (NOT Taiwan) and on the front sticker says "DW 1490 DP/N 0JC977" The small print on the back of the PCB (where the lead (Pb) free sign is) says BCM94311MCAGD REV B GP. Let's see if it's the same (defective) batch.
  2. Samsung NC10 UK revision

    I'm in business! Firefox allowed me to specify "binary file" in its save dialog. I guess the blame is on Safari interpreting the bytestream in .rar files as text?
  3. Samsung NC10 UK revision

    bummer that...just downloading from Safari, no problem apparent with my otherwise stable system. I will redownload everything from Firefox and report back.
  4. Samsung NC10 UK revision

    yes, I'm using "4all", doesn't work. Are there md5 sums available for the partN.rar files? I would like to track down what is corrupted, even if the torrent finishes tomorrow.
  5. Samsung NC10 UK revision

    Anything I use (UnrarX, MacPAR) gives CRC error and says "....part01.rar corrupted or password incorrect". Stuffit expander just hangs. Redownloading part01 doesn't jelp. OTOH I'm 30% through with the torrent, it picked up some speed.
  6. Samsung NC10 UK revision

    Posting just to warn people off of shragle; all 4.5 EUR got me was corrupted partN.rar files. That or the password provided is wrong (unlikely). I'm leeching off demonoid now at 15KB/s, it will be a while...
  7. it is not a problem, but a matter of reporting. I have the same Q6600 as you. Hardware Overview: Model Name: Mac Model Identifier: MacPro3,1 Processor Name: Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz Total Number Of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB CPU Features: FPU VME DE PSE TSC MSR PAE MCE CX8 APIC SEP MTRR PGE MCA CMOV PAT PSE36 CLFSH DS ACPI MMX FXSR SSE SSE2 SS HTT TM SSE3 MON DSCPL VMX EST TM2 SSSE3 CX16 TPR PDCM Memory: 6 GB Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz Boot ROM Version: Hack.88Z.int.0sh.061193037 (Award Software International, Inc.) Serial Number: CK157KMHK5B Pay attention to the L2 line: it says PER PROCESSOR. Well Q6600 are in fact two dual core silicon dies bonded together inside one capsule. One silicon die counts as a processor, and has a L2 cache of 4MB. Look up retailers for Q6600 and you'll see L2 reported as 2x4MB, not 8MB. The L2 cache is not unified per capsule, but per die ("processor" for the purpose of reporting above). Mystery solved! Leopard didn't eat your cache! Future Intel CPUs like Nehalem will be true (quad/octo) cores (on the same die) and will have 8 MB or more of L2 unified cache.
  8. kudos to joeljones for figuring out it was pc-efi. yhXDEV: I'm where you were at, (JaS 10.4.8), but leery to make any changes to my editing workstation, for fear of screwing up. but then I want AVCHD directly to ProRes...soo. I won't bother with Leo until they get QE going, so i need one critical piece of advice from you. What exactly did you do to upgrade to 10.4.10? (link in forum is fine) Must I have 10.4.10 for the pc-efi patch? (which I did get from IRC but not installed)? I currently run an "old" 10.4.8 kernel (from Nov 2006) with the system upgraded to 10.4.9 through Online Update. I tried a later kernel at some point and that didn't work for me. I always put off the online update to 10.4.10, again for fear of screwing something up. As you can see I'm heavily invested in my config. sorry for highjacking the thread a bit. Cloud9
  9. only sony cams...surprise surprise let me know if you ever get Log and Transfer working...
  10. That would make some sense; iDVD is the one application I cannot run on my Hack (JaS 10.4.8 upgraded to 10.4.9). It's supposedly crashing on startup (it wasn't even provided in the JaS install if memory serves). I didn't know it was related to EFI (bypass). Since we don't have it (EFI), it may never work on Hackintosh; it's too obscure an issue so it won't get kernel hacker time. I tried quicktime 7.3 as well to no avail. I have an additional workflow workaround for you, one that doesn't involve any hardware. It does involve Windows (VMware Fusion is fine). You have a Sony cam don't you? so... 1. get hold of Sony Vegas Pro 8.0a 1.5 install it in Fusion; this way you can use shared folders between OS X and WinXP 2. Import your AVCHD clips; Media Manager is great 3. if you happen to like it (the NLE), that's that - it is quite capable, but annoys me for some reason. 3.5 basic trimming and clip selection in Vegas 4. ...this is the way to FCP ---> 5. You have two options: 5.a) render out to uncompressed in a QT container (u need to install Quicktime on WinXP) -- huge pain in the butt(space) - 15 sec of AVCHD --> 2,2 GB uncompressed; you better have stripped RAID0 5.aa) this time in OS X use Compressor to transcode to ProRes 422 HQ. Don't deinterlace in Compressor, not so good. Now you're at the same place as if you paid for Mac hardware. You need to get all the settings right (watch out for pixel aspect ratio). 5. Okay, this is the MXF route. Render out your clips in Vegas as Sony MXF; use a Custom preset (save with new name) bumping the bitrate to 35 Mbps. 5.bb) Guess what, the above is XDCAM HD, so what follows is the XDCAM HD workflow for FCP. 5.bbb) get XDCAM_Transfer_1.1.dmg from the Sony site. Sony apparently has nonstandard MXF so it needs to be rewrapped(?) with this tool for FCP to see the clips. This is where I'm at right now, trying to get this otherwise simplistic tool to do what it's supposed to do; maybe I'm tired... I can see the clips in the XDCAM Transfer tool, ex: Filename: 059.mxf Video format: MPEG HD (I believe this is long GOP MPEG2, no longer AVC) Bit rate: 35 Mbps (VBR) but pressing Import doesn't seem to generate new clips. I'll update when I have it working, it's probably about which directories it's configured to write to. I'll have to read the user guide...
  11. pm me please if you ever figure this one out; you seem a lot more motivated (no workarounds eh) and i don't watch the forum much.
  12. HDC-SD5 iMovie '08 quits on startup

    can't say for sure it's not the hackintosh, however why would people with real macs (from macbook to mac pro) have such a hard time with this "feature"? then again it does work for some. i've actually been suspecting the cam itself (my model hdr-sr1 is dead in the water, is obsoleted and won't get any firmware updates), but then i read sr5 and sr7 crashes as well; and some Canons apparently. I've read that uninstalling Perian made it work for some, not for me. i still think it's on Apple's end. bummer if you checked leopard and makes no difference. I can live meanwhile with dropped frames from the Intensity card; one advantage if you can call it that is I ingest YCbCr 422, though of course it's upsampled on playback from 420. Voltaic doesn't do that and uses a lesser codec. i also use the card(s) (I have both pro and non pro models) to output to a large HDTV used as video monitor over HDMI.
  13. AVCHD editing whit fcp 6.0.1

    very interesting but it makes no business or marketing sense...AVCHD is a consumer format, and consumers usually have iMacs not Mac pros. There may be some opcode which is Xeon only, and triggers an illegal instruction trap on a C2D. I really don't think this is it as I've read posts on Apple support forums reporting success with a Macbook or iMac. Someone who reinstalled everything (including OS) from scratch, but didn't really understood what made the difference.
  14. HDC-SD5 iMovie '08 quits on startup

    widespread bug (though unacknowledged) with the AVCHD decoder from Apple, affecting not just Sony cams but also panasonic apparently; I get the same on a HDR-SR1 cam. both iMovie '08 and FCP 6.0.1 crash on startup/Log and transfer. It is provably an AVC<HD> bug as I can import MPEG-2 SD from the same cam without problems. My workarounds to date (neither great): 1. capture HDMI through a Intensity (pro) capture card to ProRes 422 HQ. Needs better than my C2D @3.2 Ghz for real time (it does work but drops frames every 20-30 sec). you need to start playback on the cam manually, you have no clip boundaries, but at least you can ingest the footage. 2. Voltaic; converts AVCHD to AIC codec. $20 or so. Slow. I did not purchase it as I need ProRes. Trial works for 20 runs with files smaller than 20 MB. waiting for a 6.0.2 FCP update...let's hope they'll fix this.
  15. 2-port http://www.satasite.com/sonnet-tempo-e2p-esata-pcie-card.htm 4-port http://www.cwol.com/serial-ata/caldigit-4-...ost-adapter.htm