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Sunday, 25 March 2012 18:32
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Mpeg-4 Video files won't play/import' in the forum.
    1 hour 45 minutes ago

    I've taken a few screen grabs as well that didn't attach the first time.
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Mpeg-4 Video files won't play/import' in the forum.
    8 hours 45 minutes ago

    My system hard drive crash and was unrecoverable so I had to replace it and do a fresh install of everything. I've since tried importing mpeg-4 files that were sent to me from a studio. I'm not sure what type of DSLR they used, but the structure is different than I normally see.

    The main problem is after I extracted the mpeg-4 files and moved them into folders for importing none of them will play or show up properly into FCPX. I'm wondering if I'm missing a codec or something that was on my previous HDD? I can confirm the ProApps Codec was installed recently from the App Store.

    Any ideas on if this is my machine not being able to read the files or if it's the studios files? Thanks.
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Can't get my iMac to boot up' in the forum.
    5 days ago

    I made an appointment to bring the computer to my local Apple store to see if they can extract the data. If they can't, I'll try the program you suggested. Here's to hoping it's all recoverable!

    Thanks
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Can't get my iMac to boot up' in the forum.
    7 days ago

    So after a few attempts I got the computer in target disk mode each time but was not able to mount the drive. Disk Utility showed it, but was not able to mount it.

    You mentioned Data Rescue 4, do you have experience with it? I'm not sure how it is able to pull the files from my mac?
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Marketing Your Company' in the forum.
    7 days ago

    I have a demo compiled of a few games I shot for personal situations that wasn't for the network.

    I've been reach out to people in the area and will probally have to start just showing up to local games and handing out information.

    Thansk.
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Can't get my iMac to boot up' in the forum.
    7 days ago

    It's a late 2009 iMac so I would doubt there any chance at a warrenty. I'll have to take it there and see what they say.
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Can't get my iMac to boot up' in the forum.
    7 days ago

    Is install and setting up a system drive something that can be done on my own or something I need to bring to an apple store?
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Can't get my iMac to boot up' in the forum.
    7 days ago

    I will try using target disk mode while hooking it up to my wife Macbook Pro, does the type of connection matter?

    I will also try booting into Safe mode and see if I can extract my data that way.

    Thank you both for the suggestions, I will try these both tonight. If neither work I'll probablly have to go to the Apple store to see if they can recover the files, but it seems like no matter what I'll have to lay out some $ for a new computer... Not something I was looking forward to in the immediate future.

    Thanks again.
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Can't get my iMac to boot up' in the forum.
    1 week ago

    When holding down option the entire time I was able to toggle to recovery 10.9. Unfortunately it still gets stuck on the loading screen. Are there any other options I could try in hopes of getting the computer back up?
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Can't get my iMac to boot up' in the forum.
    1 week ago

    I was able to recreate it and without letting go of option I was able to choose recovery. Unfortunately I'm still only getting the apple loading screen
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Can't get my iMac to boot up' in the forum.
    1 week ago

    The SMC reset did not work, though there was a glimmer of hope using the option key method. I had 2 pictures of hard drives show up. One said Macintosh HD I believe and the other one said recovered 10.9. There was an arrow underneath the Mac hd but the arrow keys, mouse, and enter key would not click anything. The computer then went back to the original problem. Do you have any ideas on how to choose recovery?
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Can't get my iMac to boot up' in the forum.
    1 week ago

    I'm in desperate need of some help. My iMac would not respond when trying to click anything so I forced restart by holding the power button. Not I can not get the computer to get past the white boot screen. Orignally the apple symbol is there and no I get what I've attached below

    My work is on an external but what worries me the most is that my personal wedding photos from friends and family are on the system drive. They were on a external, but I need to move them off to reformat the drive. Now I'm afraid of doing anything to reboot the system in fear of wipping the drive.

    I hope someone has a solution that will fix my computer and hopefully not wipe my hard drive. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Can't get my iMac to power up' in the forum.
    1 week ago

    I'm in desperate need of some help. My iMac would not respond when trying to click anything so I forced restart by holding the power button. Not I can not get the computer to get past the white boot screen. Orignally the apple symbol is there and no I get what I've attached below

    My work is on an external but what worries me the most is that my personal wedding photos from friends and family are on the system drive. They were on a external, but I need to move them off to reformat the drive. Now I'm afraid of doing anything to reboot the system in fear of wipping the drive.

    I hope someone has a solution that will fix my computer and hopefully not wipe my hard drive. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Marketing Your Company' in the forum.
    3 weeks ago

    I'm starting a sports recruitment video company for local high school athletes. I have experience shooting for a local network that was a division of Cablevision ( for anyone in the Tri-State area... MSG Varsity.) Besides my Facebook page updates asking people to spread the work while showing of my website and work, can someone give me some good suggestions on how to market a brand and establish clients?

    I've starting compiling info for the local school in my county and sending out an email to anyone listed from their athletic department to let their athletes know about our services. Besides just showing up and local games/arenas/schools/gyms, I'm not sure how else to establish myself so that the community know of my services.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks everyone!
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Can't get footage off external drive' in the forum.
    3 weeks ago

    That's exactly what I did and I just sent the drive back out. Hopefully it comes back in working condition this time!
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Can't get footage off external drive' in the forum.
    3 weeks ago

    Hey guys, so I re-formatted the drive last night before I saw some of these suggestions. Good news is the drive works fine, bad news it obviously all the footage has been deleted. I tried to do a "repair" in disk utility, but I got a message saying the drive needed to be re-formatted.

    The drive was mine to begin with, somehow they didn't have any portable drives.... seems odd. They must of done something weird/incorrect when formatting because it works fine for me now that I formatted it back to the way I had it before I sent it out to them. I explained everything I tried and informed the studio they need to send me a drive with the footage.

    Unfortunately I can't just walk away from the jobs...need the money. Though these people are not the greatest to work with. They had my drive for a month making excuses about why they didn't send it out. Coupled with the formatting mess they gave me, it was all a waste of time and don't want to re-send them my drive as I'd bet it will just be the same circle of issues.

    I did create a disk image, though I couldn't see anything because I couldn't mount it before reformatting so I doubt anything will be in the image.

    Thanks for the advice everyone.
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Can't get footage off external drive' in the forum.
    3 weeks ago

    Thanks, I wanted to be sure before I tried. I don't know what they did to this drive, because I've tried it on 3 different PC's as well and nothing will mount it.
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Can't get footage off external drive' in the forum.
    4 weeks ago

    I have a WD usb3 drive that a studio said they reformatted to exfat so it could be used on PC's as well. They said they could not transfer all of the footage due to it being formatted for Mac. Now my drive won't mount to my Mac at all. I can see it I'm disk utility but nothing happening when I hit mount. If I repair the disk will I delete everything off the drive? Besides finding a PC to transfer the files to does anyone have any good ideas?
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Good Camera for Shooting Sports' in the forum.
    4 weeks ago

    But is a DSLR ideal for sports shooting with its size/time limitations?
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Good Camera for Shooting Sports' in the forum.
    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for the Nikon suggestion, though I'm looking at getting a camera for Videography purpossess, not for photography.
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