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Member Since 20 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Sep 20 2017 06:24 AM

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In Topic: RAID suggestions

20 September 2017 - 06:21 AM

Maybe same issue, maybe different.  But opinions welcome


Got a deal on a iMac i7 core, 4.2GH, 32GB ram, DDR4, 512GB SSD Drive. Using it mainly to edit 4k video, using FCPX.  I have older G-Drive 4TB drives with USB3 connections.  Given the "small" hard drive of the iMac I am trying to save to, and edit off an external hard drive.  When working in FCPX and try to "play" a 5min video in the timeline it stutters and stops.  You can see and hear the G-Drive working away.  But as the FCPX timeline runs the stuttering, slow play makes it very hard to sync music or see timing.  


Would a Raid 5 system like linked below help in SPEED OF EDITING and smoother operation when using FCPX???  Not a pro, not super worried about storage, really looking to make editing in FCPX as fluid as possible. Hope that makes sense.  Thanks again!


(Price is always an issue)

OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Array



In Topic: House d7200 or reinvest in rx100 MK V?

18 July 2017 - 05:36 AM

Over the years have gone through Nikon D100, Nikon D200, Nikon D7000, Olympus EM5, Sony A7, Sony RX100, Sony RX100II, Sony RX100IV.  Put them in Aquatica, Ikelite and Nauticam housings.  In short, really believe for 90% of the people out there a high end compact with wet lenses and GOOD STROBES is the way to go. 


Did a short article for a local dive publication on my journey through systems: 



In Topic: A week with the Nauticam WWL-1 Wide Angle Lens, in Cozumel

12 July 2017 - 07:51 AM

Ok a couple of more.


Providing the seahorse shot just to give an idea of how "small" it will shoot.  I did buy the Nauticam float collar, but never used it.  With a few Stix floats on the arms really easy to shoot one handed. 



In Topic: Website for my pictures?

27 May 2017 - 06:31 AM

I used Redframe to build a new website, was fairly strait forward.




In Topic: 4" dome cover???

04 May 2017 - 05:37 AM

I just cut off arms and legs of old, worn out 7mm wetsuits, and shove the dome in.  Never had an issue.