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The 2013 Mac Pro isn't the only member of the 4K Klub — 2013 MacBook Pro Retinas can too

You Mac pros don't need to wait for your Mac Pros to try 4K. The MacBook Pros can too, if you have one of the 2013 Retina models.

Here's Apple's KB article on the subject:


The following Mac computers are capable of viewing 4K resolution via HDMI from Final Cut Pro X 10.1.

  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)

The supported 4K resolutions are as follows. Note that not every 4K monitor will support both of these resolutions, and 4096 x 2160 is only supported via HDMI at 24fps.

  • 4096 x 2160
  • 3840 x 2160


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Welcome to 4K — Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, ProRes white paper

Coinciding with the new Mac Pro, Apple today released Final Cut Pro X 10.1, adding support for the dual GPUs in the Mac Pro, 4K monitoring, and a LONG list of additions we've included after the break. The Mac App Store update is free for existing users.

Apple's also updated their ProRes White Paper to include details regarding 4K.

What's New in Version 10.1

  • Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
  • Video monitoring up to 4K via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI on select Mac computers
  • 4K content including titles, transitions, and generators
  • Libraries allow you to gather multiple events and projects within a single bundle
  • Easily open and close individual libraries to load just the material you need
  • Option to import media to locations inside or outside a library
  • Automatically back up libraries to a user-specified drive or network location
  • Project Snapshots let you quickly capture the project state for fast versioning
  • Audio fade handles on individual audio channels in the timeline
  • Add precise retime speeds by entering them numerically in the timeline
  • Non-rippling retime option
  • One-step Replace and Retime
  • Custom project frame sizes
  • Through edits displayed on all clip types
  • Join Through Edit command removes bladed cuts to clips in the timeline
  • Detach audio from Multicam Clips in the timeline to manipulate audio and video separately
  • Make video or audio-only edits into the timeline with Multicam Clips as sources
  • Blade and move audio in J- and L-cuts
  • Roll audio with J- and L-cut splits open
  • Option to hide the Browser to gain more screen space for viewing
  • Native support for .MTS and .MT2S files from AVCHD cameras
  • Used media indicators on source clips
  • Improved performance with large projects
  • Improved performance when modifying or adding keywords to many clips at once
  • Easily move, copy, and paste multiple keyframes
  • Option for linear animation with Ken Burns effect
  • Improved image stabilization with InertiaCam and Tripod mode
  • Import photos from iOS devices
  • Proxy and playback quality controls accessible in Viewer menu
  • Support for portrait/landscape metadata in still images
  • Effects parameters, fonts, and text size included in XML metadata
  • Improved support for growing media and edit while ingest
  • FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support
  • API for custom Share operations using third-party software
  • Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
  • Share directly to Chinese video sites Youku and Tudou
  • Spanish language localization
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Mac Pro Available (to order) Tomorrow, December 19

Mac Pro

Apple today announced that the long-awaited Mac Pro will be available TOMORROW. Well, not exactly. It will be available to order starting tomorrow. We learned about base pricing a few weeks ago. Tomorrow we'll learn about pricing on CTO (configure-to-order) options, including 8-core and 12-core, GPUs, 1 TB flash storage, and much more. We'll let you know when we learn when they are shipping. Of course, please post your thoughts and experiences here.

The pricing we know today? 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each, 12GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage: $2,999. Same as above with 3.5GHz 6-core processor, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of VRAM each, 16GB of memory: $3,999.

The press release is after the break.

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Password problems :-(


Seems we have some password migration issues. And worse, the password reset emails are getting rejected as spam. Web hosting is so much fun.

I'm working on it. In the meantime, you can try to reach me at aaron -- at -- tekserve -- dot -- com.

Update: It appears that passwords didn't quite migrate as hoped. So you should instead use the Password Reset feature to set your password. Check your junk mail for the email...

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Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED Xsanity


Your eyes do not deceive you. Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED Xsanity. We have a new platform, a new server, and plans for way more. Your logins should still work and all eight years of forum contact has been migrated (I think). Those front page stories from Geeklog haven't made the trip yet. It may take a more few weeks before that happens.

And we launched before the Mac Pro did. ;-)

And I have two people to thank.

One: Joel Samuel of /32 Consulting has provided the server and hosting. Little known fact: we'd been running on an Xserve G4 since our launch over eight years ago. Now, we're on some *cloud* server with a control panel and stuff. Not only is it fast, it actually will work. Now that's an improvement.

Two, and most importantly, Trevor "abstractrude" Carlson of Thumbwar — but better known as "that guy who knows more about Xsan than God" — was the number one proponent of modernizing Xsanity. Without his encouragement, we'd be still getting there, someday...

Xsan versions included with, or required by, OS X (Apple KB)

Learn which versions of Xsan are compatible with OS X.

Read more: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1862

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Reconfiguring Xsan question

Hey Xsanitians,

I’m looking for some advice on reconfiguring our Xsan storage setup.
We currently have a Vtrak E class with 16 2TB drives and another VTrak E class with 16 1TB drives with an attached J Class with 16 1TB drives.
We are looking to configure these to serve up a single Xsan volume that will be used for almost exclusively HD video content (students will be using Final Cut Pro X).
When configuring a new volume for HD video with Xsan admin it is recommended to use LUNs in multiples of 4 (in fact if you don’t then the Xsan configuration ‘wizard’ tells you that “For best performance, use multiples of 4 LUNs in each affinity that it used for data”)
Looking through the documentation ([url]http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1200/url) I don’t see a way to configure the available VTraks to have a number of LUNs that is a multiple of 4. Should I just go with [url]http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1160/url) for the 16 2TB Vtrak and [url]http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1163/url for the second VTrak and it’s expansion chassis?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated as it is not often I get to work on Xsan configurations and I’m definitely feeling a bit rusty!!



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File disappear and cvfsck clean real folders

Sorry for my bad english!!

Here's my question!

it's not the first time i encounter this error.

After one month of work something goes wrong and the XSAN Volume let disappear files created and copied inside

after this strange situation i'm trying to copy files from the XSAN to another backup disk but during copy finder start hangs so i need to restart the mdc and mdc backup server

Stopping Volume making a sudo cvfsck -j command and fsck -nv to check the integrity and finding some issue about metadata journal i use cvfsck -wv to repair xsan and i saw disappear from my volume a big list of files and data about 2TB

after repair appears a list of files and folders

with FOUND.0x……..

After this commad my Open Directory master stop working

do you know how i can recover lost files?

and fix this error

I have an iscsi Volume created with ATTO Xtend San latest version Server 10.8.5


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XSAN re-install on a Mavericks client.

I know XSAN is now part of the OS, but I really bunged up the config files of one of my XSAN clients running Mavericks. I used to be able to uninstall XSAN and reinstall and add the client back in. Can't do that now. I think I know the answer to this (re-install the OS) but how can I re-install just XSAN?

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QLogic SanBox 9100 question


I've got a Sanbox 9100 with (5) SB9004 - 4/2/1G blades in it and have run out of ports. I'm having a hard time sourcing out 4/2/1G blades but can come up with 8/4/2G SB9008 blades pretty easily. Anyone know if its kosher to pop those newer blades in to the 9100? I'm assuming it will work fine and that any ports I connect that have 8G at both ends will utilize it and it downscales otherwise???


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