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Omar Abushaikha

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  1. Hey guys, Check out this kickstarter of the Lenzhound Wireless Follow Focus by Motion Dogs. They just released their newest update and are desperately trying to reach their stretch goals in order to supply us indie filmmakers with the best possible gear! I think this is a fantastic product and I can see myself using it non-stop on sets, especially since I am still in film school and every bit of speed and perfection on set really goes a long way. Anyway what do you guys think about it, and if you like it try and spread the word so that these amazing stretch goals can be fulfilled! Thanks guys! LENZHOUND LINK: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...control-system UPDATE #4 LINK: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...8?ref=activity
  2. Awesome! That makes me feel much better! Thanks Guys!
  3. Yeah, I have CCC, I just dont know what exactly needs to be cloned over so that my computer works the same as it does now but much faster.   I've heard that if you just clone the applications over to the SSD, it can cause more problems, however a fresh install of each application will ensure that the applications know what is currently running in your computer (for example, the app will notice that there is no optical drive anymore and that the spinning HDD is not the main drive anymore and thus it will gain its speed from the new SSD) One of the serivce people I've talked to said that just cloning over the applications from the HDD to the SSD will have no effect since the application will still have the data stored and think it's running off the old and much slower hard drive.   BUT, I am not a tech guy at all! I no little about computer internals, I am a camera guy all the way haha. I just want to ensure that with the money I have spent on the bmcc and the amount I will have to spend on the SSD, that I will get the BEST preformance out of my Macbook Pro and will happily be able to edit 2.5K projects and use Davinci Resolve.
  4. Hey Andrew,     I saw your post about working with premiere/ae with the bmcc and noticed you said you are using a macbook with an SSD as the main drive.     I just got my BMCC and havent been able to really use it at all because my macbook keeps crapping on itself everytime I try to do anything with the dng files or resolve. I have the same exact laptop as you I believe: Apple 2011 Macbook Pro 17' i7 8GB RAM.   I've been trying to do as much research as I can about installing an SSD as the main drive and switching the optical drive out of my computer in order to place my current 750gb HDD where I can save files to and actually have space to put stuff in. (I have plenty of external hard drives too, but it's nice to have space on your computer as well) The SSD I am very close to purchasing is the Samsung 840 Pro Series 256gb, which is supposed to be VERY, VERY fast.     The only thing stoppnig me from going through with it is the "cloning" process. I know I will have to put my OS (lion) on the ssd, but I am very confused about what I should do with all my applications (adobe cs6, divinci resolve, lightroom, film convert, etc, etc), and all the plugins I use like magic bullet, video copilot stuff, twixtor etc, along with everything else that is on my HDD right now. The reason I'm confused is because some people have told me that even though all that stuff will be saved on the HDD, I will have to go back and reinstall all the applications I use, onto the SSD. In short, I am just COMPLETELY lost about what I actually need to put on the SSD and how.     I have asked many different BMD and apple reps and have called nearby computer service stores and have gotten different answers from each of them. So I hope I can finally get an answer I trust from you since you have actually done the upgrade to the same computer I have, and have had great results with it, especially with your BMCC.   Thanks so much,   Omar A.
  5. How come it says anything higher than 1920 is "not possible in current video mode" for me? also how do you shoot 60fps at 1280x720 or do you have to choose another resolution? I have the June 25th ML build. Thanks Guys.  
  6. Quick question, What are you using to mount your SmallHD in that way (on the 5D).. Great post by the way so excited to try it out on my 5D!
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