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W.D. Stevens

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  • Location
    Melbourne, Australia


  • CPU
    AMD 5900X (TBP)
  • Motherboard
    Asrock B550 Steel Legend
  • RAM
    Crucial Ballistix RGB 32GB (2x16GB) 3600MHz CL16 (TBP)
  • GPU
    RTX 3060 Ti (TBP)
  • Case
    Lian Li Lancool II
  • Storage
    500GB Samsung 860 Evo, 3x2TB Seagate 7200RPM HDD
  • PSU
    Bitfenix Whisper M 850W (TBP)
  • Display(s)
    LG 32UN880-B
  • Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360
  • Keyboard
    Coolermaster MK550 V2
  • Mouse
    Razer Taipan
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    Dell G7 7700 (10750H/1660 Ti)
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  1. Hi all, When I moved recently, I bought a new Blu Ray player and small sound system. Both sort of budget offerings but very capable. I didn't bother getting anything with Dolby Vision support as my TV at the time was never going to be any good for watching things in HDR but I recently upgraded to a C1 OLED because there was a good sale on and now there are few films I'd like to have that support DV. A lot of the players I've been looking at upgrading too have dual HDMI outputs which would solve my first two issues which is that the receiver doesn't support DV and the TV doesn't sup
  2. Hi all, Normally I feel like my Google skills would be good enough for this but I'm having real trouble finding the right words to put in. I'm trying to find a device that is able to take a number of audio sources and then output them together either with or without mixing capabilities, doesn't really matter. It sounds like just an audio mixer to me but I don't need a big mixing desk. Its use case is to have a feed from my digital piano and from my phone playing music and going into the one set of headphones so it doesn't have to be very complicated at all. I know some instruments
  3. Okay, so I managed to get my share mounted to a volume in Docker (with some issues but that's user error...) and got the Downloader running. However, the videos aren't downloading to the folder specified (/var/lib/docker/volumes/videos/_data/Media/LTT), they're going to a generated directory within /var/lib/docker/overlay2. I tried completely removing the VM and doing a completely fresh setup and the same thing's occurring. I would have thought I'd mounted my share incorrectly but if I cd into it, I can see everything fine as it should be. This is what I ran to start the downloader
  4. This is really weird. I've been recently trying to get Floatplane Downloader to work in a docker container on my TrueNAS system and I thought I was making headway when I managed to get the share to mount (I think anyway). I went into Windows Explorer to actually get something else entirely and found that everything on that share is gone. I don't know how it did it and I'm honestly really hoping it's actually all still there and I've just screwed up some permissions but looking at the storage tab in TrueNAS, it's showing no used space except for the actual VM. Is there any way to re
  5. I may have really the wrong end of the stick but I've been trying to get Floatplane Downloader set up on my NAS so I can have them on my Plex server allowing me to watch them on my TV. I've managed to get Docker and Floatplane Downloader installed on an Ubuntu Server VM on my TrueNAS system but I've really hit a brick wall now. At the moment, the VM is in its zvol and I can't access anything on there as far as I know. So I'm thinking I need to mount a share of my Media folder in the server so that I can tell the downloader to download to it but I can't work out how. I tried creatin
  6. Hi all, This is a really weird one. The editing work I do with Premiere is mostly fixing up issues with recordings of live stream events. I take the files from the switching unit and import them into Premiere using their plugin. Usually this works fine but just recently, I've every so often been having an issue where it'll import everything just fine but one of the video tracks is completely blank. Strangely, however, there are still clips there. If you position the playhead over that bit, there's video on the program monitor and if you hide or the track, the video disappears.
  7. As somebody who works in video, definitely down for this. One of my favourite videos recently was that one James did about the production schedule over a week. Really great behind the scenes to some of the less glamorous parts of video production.
  8. That's handy - thanks! I really hope there's an easier way to listen to these, though, as it seems like this is going to be an ongoing series. I tried listening through the app to the one on Home Automation while driving home from work today and it just kept randomly stopping for some reason and opening the app and trying to find the post again is a bit too much distraction than I'm comfortable with for driving which is a shame as these would be absolutely perfect for my long commutes.
  9. Hi all, I was wondering if there was anything I could load up on my laptop to give a rough calibration to my LG C1? I have an Xrite i1 Display Studio which I used with DisplayCal to get a rough balance but given all I had were those little colour bars and it was looking at a pure white square, I could really only adjust the white balance for white. If I went into the colours for Low, my adjustments there had no effect on the white square of course though they completely changed the look of the image. I was wondering if there was any software (preferably free or relative
  10. Just looking at Task Manager, it fluctuates between 20% and 50% during scrubbing and seemingly between 1-10% during rendering (those numbers are on each of the 3 drives individually, not cumulative). I took a couple of screen recordings: Scrubbing Rendering
  11. Actually it's h264 ~6500kbps for some sources and then 20Mbps and 50Mbps for the native recordings from the two main cameras. I know it's far from ideal but it's live event stuff and it's all the system actually records. And honestly I've had no issues with it thus far to be honest. I've never had any issue with editing or scrubbing with the footage and I do a lot of scrubbing through as what gets imported is a multi-cam timeline from the vision mixing app that we use at the event so most of the editing is already done and it's mostly fixes. For my other editing work that isn't liv
  12. Hi all, I have had 3 2TB 7200RPM hard drives in RAID 0 as part of my rig (don't worry - the data is all stored elsewhere as well) since I built it in December and it's stood me in good stead. I've since picked up a lot more work and I'm starting to fill them a bit faster than I thought I would so I was looking at maybe replacing them with 4TB drives instead though they mostly only come in 5400RPM flavour. The work that gets mostly done on there is all HD, nothing 4K. Anything that is 4K gets stored on there and then is moved temporarily to my NVME SSD while I'm working on it to mak
  13. I've been thinking about this too. I've found the fact that OLED is taking over on phones quite confusing due to the high static items. My girlfriend has I think it's an S8 Edge which she got from a family member Christmas before last and that has some pretty noticeable burn in so that kinda put me off them. I moved about 4 months ago and bought a UN7300 which on the whole I'm enjoying though when I watch dark things in the dark, the IPS glow does get to me a bit and there's definitely some uniformity issues that show up on solids which does happen somewhat frequently (drawing chan
  14. They do look compelling and about $25 cheaper than the Pro Controller. Just doing a quick search shows up some people raving about them and those hating them. They seem like they'd be good for D-Pad centric games but I can't imagine games mostly using the sticks would be too comfortable for too long. Maybe I'm just used to the asymmetric layout though.
  15. Hi all, I honestly don't play a lot of games but I do on occasion and it's mostly Nintendo games either on my Switch or some retro games I prefer to emulate on my PC for the upscaling capabilities. I've been mostly using keyboard and mouse for this but that's proving quite difficult in a few games. Plus I'd like to be able to Gamestream to my TV so I can play them in the living room so I don't know whether it would be better to connect wirelessly to my Shield TV or to the PC in the next room (it's a small apartment, it will be able to reach easily). I would prefer the N