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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:35 AM   #1
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Event Opal Audio Monitors - The details

Hi,

I was in Las Vegas last weekend for the roll out of the new Event Opal audio monitors. The science behind these monitors is very interesting. The demo sounded very impressive.

There's a 92 MB file called TyFordOpalEvent.mov on the top level of my OnLine Archive. You'll need Quicktime to play it.

Here's the link: http://idisk.mac.com/tyreeford-Public?view=web

Use the arrow on the right to download.

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Old July 30th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #2
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I've tried everything - Quicktime, VLC, etc. The file plays video but no audio. Other QT files play both audio and video just fine. Don't know if the problem is on your end or mine. Any ideas?

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Old July 30th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #3
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Steve,

I just downloaded it from the DVI page link and it works fine here. .50 for the person who finds the PC gremlin.

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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #4
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PC - QT 7.3.1 - no sound - no .50. Audio codec is reported by QT as aacl mono 44.1KHz. Vegas reports it as MPEG4 audio.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:22 PM   #5
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Fascinating. Here's what I get when I get info here.

MPEG 4 Low Delay AAC, Mono, 44.100 kHz
H.264 Decoder.

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Old July 30th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #6
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I just tried in on mac G4 QT 7.5

picture no sound ! indicates 2 tracks of audio, but nothing coming out. sounds like the file needs to be re-encoded cause something is smegged.

ditto in VLC, pic no sound


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Old July 31st, 2008, 04:23 AM   #7
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Thanks Steve,

Weird. Why is audio on some machines, but not others?

A real study in how funky things can be.

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Old July 31st, 2008, 06:15 AM   #8
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getting weirder all the time

Even funkier.

I can download the file from my server and play it fine on two of my three macs, but experimenting further this AM, on my 3rd Mac...no audio. Even if I bring the file over the network from the machine I rendered it on...no audio.

And the get info doesn't describe the audio. How weird is that?

It's as if the audio is being scraped off for some computers, Mac or PC, but not others.

Anyone with an explanation, toss in.

Fascinating.

Maybe I'll try another render. Got any suggerstions?

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Old July 31st, 2008, 12:11 PM   #9
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if you have a good version locally that works on all machines, try putting it back up, as V2. its possible the UL got corrupted.... maybe its even a bad sector on the HD of the server where your site sits, and some little chunk got whacked. something got wierd though.

a day ago, exported a TL as reference mov, brought into DVD SP to burn to disc, the 2nd 1/2 of the TL was missing. exported same way again, it worked ok. apple QA !
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Old July 31st, 2008, 02:46 PM   #10
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maybe the file will only play back audio through the Event Opal monitors...?

sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 02:48 PM   #11
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I'm working on another render.

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Old July 31st, 2008, 03:57 PM   #12
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maybe the file will only play back audio through the Event Opal monitors...?

sorry, couldn't resist.
That's both very funny and very sad. How many times have our skills, our software, or our hardware been orphaned - let's throw it away and get the new stuff. And now our landfills are full of yesterday's technology... News this week is that Oregon is creating a technology recycling program state-wide for computers & tvs, as they contain toxic materials. I wonder if they'll take my Genelecs?
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Old July 31st, 2008, 05:41 PM   #13
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I just opened a Genelec recycling center here at my place. I can help you with that. :)

Send them along.

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Old July 31st, 2008, 09:44 PM   #14
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new file looks like it may work

OK,
I re rendered, this time as an mp4. It works on all my computers now as well.

go to the directory http://idisk.mac.com/tyreeford-Public?view=web

and look for TyFordOpalEvent.mp4

Use the arrow on the right to download.

Please let me knowhow it works for you.

Thanks for your patience.

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Old August 1st, 2008, 01:09 AM   #15
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The video is fine on a PC with QT 7.3.1, MPEG4 video, AAC audio - thanks Ty.

What a good move for Rode to go into monitoring. I do look forward to hearing them. Shiny too.

Did you get a good workout on them?
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