Windows 10 Quality Updates vs. Feature Updates

Quoted from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/faq/windows A Windows quality update is an incremental update to Windows products that includes bug fixes, feature improvements, and security issue resolutions. A Windows feature update is an update that contains new features.  A feature update also includes all previous quality updates, as applicable. Windows quality updates are cumulative, with each update built […]

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Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Microsoft’s support for Windows 7 reached End-of-Life on 01/14/2020. If you are still using a Windows 7 PC you are likely vulnerable to security concerns and issues that have been introduced since Windows 7 End-of-Life.  We recommend considering a new PC/workstation, compatible with the latest releases of Windows. For those who did not take advantage […]

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I can’t connect to my NAS with Windows 10! What gives?

Is SMBv1 enabled in your Windows 10 build?  Probably not, as Microsoft began disabling the deprecated and insecure protocol with Win10 b1709.  Actually, it gets installed with Windows, but then automatically disabled if not used within 15 days.  They were trying to be helpful, folks. To Re-Enable SMBv1 Deprecated File Sharing Protocol: Open Control Panel. […]

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Help! Media Composer isn’t seeing my Nitris DX!

If you’re still leveraging antiquated I/O hardware with your Media Composer software, like the old Adrenaline…you might want to consider an I/O hardware upgrade.  Even Nitris DX & HD are long in the tooth, but they still function with current versions of Media Composer. If you’ve updated your Media Composer software and your Avid I/O […]

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Media Composer Recommended Specs and Compatibility

For the best experience with Avid Media Composer, we recommend you read the following and then reach out to Ocean Systems sales to review your options which include Ocean Systems Avid Quailed Solutions and HP Qualified Mobile Workstations. Avid Minimum Specifications The “new” Media Composer 2019.x software  Minimum Memory is 16GB, 32GB or more recommended. […]

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Monitor Setup Options for UHD and 4K

Configuring UHD, 4K, 5K, 8K and other high resolution displays can sometimes be a challenge due to a multitude of variables, including both hardware and software variables (e.g. graphics cards, drivers, OS, application variables, etc). Most users will leverage various scaling options provided by one of these variables to address their needs, however, doing so […]

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Is SafeAV faster than my NVMe SSD storage?

Yes, SafeAV is faster.  If you’re using M.2 or PCIe NVMe you know that a single NVMe drive is blazing fast, capable of up to 3,500 MB/s. We use M.2 NVMe in our workstations for this very reason; however, a SAS3 attached SafeAV is faster.

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QuickTime Exporting Options – Enabling Legacy Codecs – For dPlex Pro, Omnivore and other programs

Installing the QuickTime framework onto your system to enable various QT Export/Capture options, including Uncompressed. Some multimedia programs require the Apple Quicktime framework in order to export to MOV uncompressed. Omnivore™ QT Uncompressed Export – To enable the QT uncompressed option when processing Omnivore OMV or OMVA  files from the Omnivore Viewer, you should have […]

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Dongle Identification by Serial Number

Dongles can be identified by the first few digits of their serial number. 3A2A – dTective dongle F97D – dCoder dongle   2E46 – Avid dongle 5482 – Avid dongle EF55 – Avid dongle 7AAA – Avid dongle F002 – Avid dongle 103 – Avid Dongleless 416 – DAC Audio Dongle

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How do I identify my Graphics Card make/model?

To determine what graphics card(s) you may in your system: Right-click the “My Computer” icon on your desktop and select “Manage” (or “Properties” if “Manage” is unavailable) Select “Device Manager” from the menu options on the left. Expand the “+” arrrow under  “Display Adaptor” to see your graphics card model(s).

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