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Autodesk Fire, Smoke and Backdraft Conform 2007SP5 Release Notes
AUTODESK FIRE
2007 SP 5
2007 SP 5
AUTODESK SMOKE
AUTODESK BACKDRAFT CONFORM 2007 SP 5
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Autodesk Fire, Smoke and Backdraft Conform 2007SP5 Release Notes
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Release Information
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About This Service Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About These Release Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Information for This Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Related Documentation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compatibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Licensing Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DKU Version Requirement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LUN Configuration for Newly-shipped XR Stone Direct Arrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Delays for 720p with AJA-OEM-2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emulator Behavior on HP Workstations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HDCAM-SR Repeatability on HP Workstations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Varicam Video I/O Firmware Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Data Archiving Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enabling InfiniBand Drivers on Linux Workstations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Wire with Infiniband . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infiniband Configuration for Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Init Keywords for Background Wire and Proxy Generation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cleaner XL 1.5.2 Updater Available. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Eizo Monitors with SGI Workstations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Linux vs. IRIX Product Characteristics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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User’s Guide Addendum
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Preferences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Soft Resize to Relink or Recapture Media of Different Resolutions . . . .
Enabling Audio On Linux Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FBX 2006.11 Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image Sequence Name Change on Publish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Importing XML Files From FCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Importing 3D LUTs from Lustre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lucid 88192 Audio Processor on Linux Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Merging Pyramix OMF Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minor Changes to Import Image/EDL Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Media Import and Export Features for DPX Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
QuickTime Codec Support for Linux: Errors in the New Features Guide . . . . . . . .
Setting Block Size on Tape Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with Remote Framestores on Backdraft Conform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reinstalling from Scratch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting New or Expanded Stone Direct Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrading Your Effects or Editing Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrading Your Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Which Document Do I Need?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Release Information
Summary
About This Service Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About These Release Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Information for This Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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About This Service Pack
The release of Fire® 2007 SP5, Autodesk Smoke® 2007 SP5, and Autodesk Backdraft® Conform
2007 SP5 is available to all users currently on support, including users on subscription.
• If you have a valid 2007 license, you are entitled to download and install this service pack,
which provides several fixes and improvements.
No new license is required for the service pack.
• If you are on subscription and have already installed and licensed the SP3 Extension 1 release,
all extension features remain available to you with the SP5 release.
No new extension license is required for this service pack.
• If you are on subscription and have not already installed and licensed the SP3 Extension 1
release, you can install the SP5 release but you must also request and install the supplementary
extension license in order to enjoy the many new and exciting extension features.
See “Licensing Requirements” on page 8.
Upon launching your Effects or Editing application the splash screen will display the product
version, which is either SP5 or SP5 Extension 1.
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About These Release Notes
The chapters in this document provide important information pertinent to Autodesk® Fire®
2007 SP5, Autodesk Smoke® 2007 SP5, and Autodesk Backdraft® Conform 2007 SP5.
Chapter 1: Release Information — Provides information about related documentation,
compatibility, and contacting customer support.
Chapter 2: System Information — Provides infrastructure and hardware-related
information.
Chapter 3: User’s Guide Addendum — Provides new information that was released after the
User’s Guide went to print and applies to both Service Packs and Extension users.
Chapter 4: Installation Documentation Workflows — Provides common installation
workflows, such as reinstalling your entire system and upgrading your operating system.
New Information for This Release
The following table highlights new information related to the 2007 Service Pack 5 release.
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DKU Version Requirements
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LUN Configuration for New Stone Direct Arrays
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Using Eizo Monitors with SGI Workstations
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Related Documentation
This release has additional documentation that helps you install, configure, and use the
software. The following links point to documents on the Autodesk Web site. You can also
consult the Autodesk Web site directly at www.autodesk.com/discreet-documentation.
User and Reference Guides
Autodesk Fire 2007 What's New
Autodesk Fire 2007 User's Guide
Autodesk Smoke 2007 What's New
Autodesk Smoke 2007 User's Guide
Autodesk Backdraft Conform 2007 What's New
Autodesk Backdraft Conform 2007 User's Guide
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Related Documentation
Hot Keys Reference Guide for Autodesk Fire 2007,
Autodesk Smoke 2007, and Autodesk Backdraft Conform 2007
Autodesk Fire, Autodesk Smoke, and Backdraft Conform 2007 Extension 1 New
Features Guide
Lustre Color Management User’s Guide
Installation and Configuration Guides
Autodesk Stone and Wire 2007 Filesystem and Networking Guide
Autodesk Stone Direct 2007 Configuration Guide
Autodesk Stone Switched 2007 Installation and User’s Guide
Hardware Setup Guide for HP xw9400 Workstations
Hardware Setup Guide for HP xw8400 Workstations
Hardware Setup Guide for IBM 6217 DC Workstations
Hardware Setup Guide for IBM 6217 SC Workstations
Hardware Setup Guides for IBM 6221 and 6224 Workstations
Hardware Setup Guide for SGI Tezro and Octane2 V12 Workstations
Hardware Setup Guide for SGI Onyx 350 and Onyx 3200 Workstations
RedHat 4.0, Update 2 Installation and Configuration Guide
RedHat 4.0, Update 3 Installation and Configuration Guide
IRIX 6.5.28 Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Installation Guide for Linux Workstations
Software Installation Guide for IRIX Workstations
Configuration File Reference Guide for Linux Workstations
Configuration File Reference Guide for IRIX Workstations
Other Product and Reference Guides
Autodesk Backburner 2007.1 Installation Guide
Autodesk Backburner 2007.1 User’s Guide
Autodesk Burn 2007 Installation and User’s Guide
Autodesk Cleaner XL 1.5 User’s Guide
Autodesk Wiretap 2007 Web Installation and User Guide
Autodesk Stone Direct 2007 Storage Manager User’s Guide
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Using QuickTime with Linux Workstations
Autodesk Cleaner XL Network Encoding Troubleshooting Guide
Using DLEDL to Import Media Files
Sparks API Reference Guide
Consulting the Latest Version of Release Notes
Always check the Autodesk website for the most recent updates to the Release Notes. The
information contained in this document is continuously updated and the version provided on
your product CD may already be lacking important release information. You can get the latest
version of all documents from the Autodesk website at www.autodesk.com/discreetdocumentation.
Fixed and Known Bugs
You can consult a list of fixed and known bugs for this release and previous releases, on the
Autodesk website at www.autodesk.com/discreet-documentation.
Accessing Documentation and Online Help
You can also access PDF documentation from the Documentation directory on the application
CD and from the Preferences menu in the application.
Included with the application is an HTML online help system that is displayed in a Web browser.
The online help contains comprehensive information on the full feature set of the software. You
can launch the help by pressing the left CTRL+= key combination.
For complete information on accessing PDF and online help documentation, see the
“Introduction” chapter of your application User’s Guide.
Compatibility
Autodesk makes every effort to ensure that the compatibility of media and resources is as
complete as possible when you upgrade your application, share projects between Autodesk
Effects and Editing applications on both Linux and IRIX operating systems, and collaborate
with Autodesk compositing and modeling applications such as Autodesk Combustion®.
Complete compatibility exists between Effects or Editing applications of the 2007 release and
upwards.
For information on compatibility with releases that pre-date the 2007 version of your
application, see the “Compatibility” chapter of your application’s User’s Guide.
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Contacting Customer Support
Contacting Customer Support
You can contact Autodesk Media and Entertainment Customer Support at www.autodesk.com/
support. Refer to the following table for additional contact information.
Location:
Contact Information:
Within the Americas:
Hotline (North America): 1-800-925-6442
Direct dial: 415-507-5256 (Country code = 1)
Within Montreal: 514-954-7199
8 AM to 8 PM EST Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
me.support@autodesk.com
Within Europe, Middle-East and
Africa:
Hotline (from London, UK): +44 207 851 8080
9 AM to 5:30 PM (local time)
Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
me.emea.support@autodesk.com
Within Asia Pacific:
(Excluding India, China,
Australia, New Zealand and
Japan)
Hotline (from Singapore): +65 6555 0399
9 AM to 6 PM (local time)
Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
me.support.singapore@autodesk.com
Within India:
Hotline (from Mumbai): +91 22 66952244
9:30 AM to 6:30 PM (local time)
Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
me.support.india@autodesk.com
Within Japan:
Hotline (from Tokyo): 0120 107 290
Direct dial: +81 3 62211810
10 AM to 6 PM (local time)
Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
med-sys-support-jp@autodesk.com
Within China:
Direct dial: +86 10 65056848
9 AM to 6 PM (local time)
Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
me.support.china@autodesk.com
Within Australia and New
Zealand:
Hotline (within Australia to Melbourne): +1 300 368 355
Hotline (within New Zealand to Melbourne): 0800 555301
Direct dial: +61 3 9876 8355
8 AM to 6 PM AEST
Monday to Friday, excluding certain holidays
me.support.anz@autodesk.com
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Customer support is also available through your Autodesk reseller. To find a reseller near you,
consult the reseller look-up database on the Autodesk Web site at www.autodesk.com/resellers.
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System Information
Summary
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Licensing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Operating System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
DKU Version Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Hardware System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
LUN Configuration for Newly-shipped XR Stone Direct Arrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Audio Delays for 720p with AJA-OEM-2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Emulator Behavior on HP Workstations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
HDCAM-SR Repeatability on HP Workstations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Varicam Video I/O Firmware Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
About Data Archiving Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Enabling InfiniBand Drivers on Linux Workstations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Configuring Wire with Infiniband . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Infiniband Configuration for Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Init Keywords for Background Wire and Proxy Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Cleaner XL 1.5.2 Updater Available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Using Eizo Monitors with SGI Workstations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Linux vs. IRIX Product Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Overview
This chapter describes important installation-related and hardware-related notes and
procedures.
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Licensing Requirements
No New License Required for Service Pack 5
All users with a valid 2007 license are entitled to download and install this service pack. The
2007 license is sufficient to run 2007 SP5.
No New License Required for Already Licensed Extensions
The extension license that was issued to users on subscription with the SP3 Extension 1 release
remains valid for the SP5 release. Users on subscription who have not requested their extension
license must do so, in order to enable the extension features in the SP5 release. Below is an
example of an extension license:
smoke_x86_64_2007_x1 discreet_l 2007.999
NOTE: “x1” signifies that this is an extension license.
To request a license code, and for more information on licensing your application, see the
Software Installation Guide for your operating system.
Operating System Requirements
Upgrading From a 2007 Release
When upgrading from the following releases of your Effects or Editing application to the 2007
SP5 release, no operating system upgrade is required:
• 2007
• 2007 SP1
• 2007 SP2
• 2007 SP3
• 2007 SP4
Upgrading From a pre-2007 Release
When upgrading from a pre-2007 release of your Effects or Editing application, all platforms
require an operating system upgrade. See below for operating systems requirements for your
platform.
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Operating System Requirements
Linux Systems
Autodesk Editing and Effects 2007 applications run under Red Hat® Enterprise Linux WS 4,
Update 2 (64-bit or 32-bit) on IBM® workstations, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4, Update
3 (64-bit) on HP workstations. Upgrading from a pre-2007 version of an Effects or Editing
application requires a fresh installation of the Linux operating system (you cannot upgrade to
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4, Update 2 from a previous version). A fresh installation of Linux
erases the contents of the system disk so you must archive any user settings, project settings, and
media that you want to preserve, prior to performing the upgrade.
Your Linux installation media should be as follows:
• For 64-bit systems (All HP and IBM workstations with the exception of the Zpro 6221)—
Autodesk’s distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4 Update 2 (IBM) or Update 3
(HP)
Your release shipment includes one DVD. The Autodesk distribution installs the Linux
software packages required by Autodesk Effects and Editing applications; these applications
will not run under the commercial distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 Update 2 or
Update 3. If you received a new workstation with this release, your shipment also included the
CD set for commercial distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 Update 2. You should
not use this commercial distribution, but use the DVD distribution instead. You can use the
commercial distribution to activate your Red Hat subscription if it is not already activated.
• For 32-bit systems (Zpro 6221 only)—Autodesk’s distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Workstation 4 Update 2
Your release shipment includes a set of 4 CDs, to be used only with 32-bit workstations. The
Autodesk distribution installs the Linux software packages required by Autodesk Effects and
Editing applications; these applications will not run under the commercial distribution of Red
Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 Update 2.
• (32- and 64-bit systems) Discreet® Kernel Utility for Linux
Your release shipment includes one CD. The Discreet Kernel Utility (DKU) is a set of drivers,
utilities, and a customized Linux kernel, that Autodesk Effects and Editing applications
require to run.
If you do not have the correct CD or DVD distribution, contact Customer Support or your local
sales representative.
For complete upgrade OS information, see the Linux RHEW 4.0, Update 2 Installation and
Configuration Guide.
IRIX Systems
Autodesk Editing and Effects 2007 applications run under IRIX 6.5.28. If your SGI®
workstation is currently running an earlier version of IRIX, you must upgrade to or install IRIX
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6.5.28. Autodesk recommends upgrading only if you are currently running IRIX version 6.5.19f
or above, as this is a non-destructive upgrade. Otherwise, perform a full installation of IRIX
6.5.28.
To install IRIX 6.5.28, you require the following SGI CDs:
• IRIX 6.5.28 Installation Tools and Overlays (1 of 3) August 2005—P/N 812-0818-028
• IRIX 6.5.28 Overlays (2 of 3) August 2005—P/N 812-0819-028
• IRIX 6.5.28 Overlays (3 of 3) August 2005—P/N 812-0817-028
• IRIX 6.5 Applications August 2005—P/N 812-0877-028
• IRIX 6.5 Foundation 1—P/N 812-0759-002
• IRIX 6.5 Foundation 2—P/N 812-0760-002
• ONC3/NFS version 3, for IRIX 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5—P/N 812-0774-002
Make sure that your CDs match this list precisely. If you do not have the correct CDs, contact
your SGI support representative.
For IRIX upgrade and full installation procedures, see the IRIX 6.5.28 Installation Guide.
DKU Version Requirement
The 2007 SP5 release of your Effects or Editing application requires version 2.1.4 of the DKU.
You must perform a DKU upgrade, since previous releases use an earlier version of the DKU.
For more information about upgrading the DKU on your workstation, see “Installing the
Discreet Kernel Utility” in the Autodesk Effects and Editing 2007 Linux RHEW 4(Update2 or
Update 3) Installation and Configuration Guide.
Hardware System Requirements
Linux workstations — This release fully supports all previously certified Linux workstations.
However, some minor changes in video I/O connections or BIOS revision may be required if
you are upgrading from a pre-2007 version of your Effect or Editing application. Consult these
Release Notes and the Hardware Setup Guide for your workstation for information on BIOS
requirements, connection to audio/video I/O hardware and other peripherals.
SGI workstations — This release fully supports the Octane2™ V12, Tezro™, Onyx2® (R12K),
Onyx 350, and Onyx 3200 workstations. No changes in hardware configuration are required.
For specifications, you can consult your existing documentation or download the Hardware
Setup Guide for your workstation at www.autodesk.com/discreet-documentation.
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LUN Configuration for Newly-shipped XR Stone Direct Arrays
LUN Configuration for Newly-shipped XR Stone Direct Arrays
The following only applies to Stone Direct arrays shipped after the the 2007 SP5 release of
Effects or Editing applications. If your Stone Direct array is already installed, this does not apply
to you.
Starting with the 2007 SP5 release of Effects and Editing applications, newly shipped XR Stone
Direct arrays must have their LUN configuration performed on site using the XR Configuration
utility.
For the procedure to configure the LUNs using the XR Configuration utility, refer to “X-Series
LUN Creation Using the XR Configuration Utility” in the “LUN Management Guidelines”
chapter in the latest version of the Autodesk Stone Direct 2007 Configuration Guide.
Also consider the following:
• You can use the XR Configuration utility as soon as your storage is connected to your
workstation. You do not need to wait to install your Effects or Editing software package.
• Each configured LUN requires a 35 minutes initialization phase. During this phase, the storage
volume is available to store media, but real time performance is not possible.
• Check the Autodesk documentation web site for late breaking updates to the documentation:
http://www.autodesk.com/discreet-documentation, in the “Stone Direct (Storage)” section,
under “Storage V5”.
Audio Delays for 720p with AJA-OEM-2K
Set broadcast and hi-res audio delays to 1.00 for projects with a resolution of 720p.
Audio delays are set in the Audio section of the Preferences panel. To sync audio with the
broadcast monitor, select Sync To Broadcast. To sync audio with the hi-res display, select Sync
To Hi-res.
For more information on setting audio delays for high resolution and broadcast monitors, refer
to your application’s User’s Guide.
Emulator Behavior on HP Workstations
In order to have video I/O accuracy when using the Emulator module, you must adjust video
input and output delays in the Preferences menu, as follows:
Platform
SD Input
SD Output
HD Input
HD Output
AJA with HP xw8400
1
-5
1
-5
AJA with HP xw9400
1
-5
2
-4
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HDCAM-SR Repeatability on HP Workstations
On HP workstations, when using an HDCAM-SR in 720p for input/output, the PGLD
parameter of the “Vtr” keyword needs to be set to '99'.
You can adjust the “Vtr” keyword in the software initialization file (init.cfg). For more
information about the keywords in init.cfg, consult the Configuration File Reference Guide for
Linux Workstations.
Varicam Video I/O Firmware Versions
To perform frame-accurate video input and output using Panasonic® variable frame rate VTR
decks, you must use the following firmware versions:
• AJ-HD3700H D5-HD deck:
SYSCON: 1.04 or later
AV: 0.21 or later
FRONT: 0.13 or later
• AJ-HD1200A DVCPRO HD deck:
SYSIF: 1.30 or later
AVDV: 1.39 or later
SERVO: 1.22 or later
Regular video I/O is not affected by a firmware version.
NOTE: Refer to your Panasonic operational for information on verifying the firmware version.
About Data Archiving Devices
For data archiving, your Effects or Editing 2007 application uses standard UNIX tape device
calls. You should confirm with device vendors that they are certified for use with your operating
system. For this release, the operating systems required are Linux Red Hat Enterprise
Workstation 4.0, Update 2 (for IBM workstations) or Update 3 (for HP workstations), and IRIX
6.5.28.
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Enabling InfiniBand Drivers on Linux Workstations
Take note of the following guidelines:
• On IRIX, you may be required to purchase tape device driver support from SGI to use SCSI or
fiber channel archiving devices.
• On Linux, you can use USB 2 and FireWire® (IEEE 1394) attached devices to save data archives
generated from your Effects or Editing application. These devices can be formatted as ext2,
ext3, XFS, or HFS (Mac®) file systems. NTFS is not supported.
• On Linux, fibre channel devices that may be used are the ones for which the vendor confirms
the following:
– The device driver is compliant with standard UNIX tape device calls.
– The specific version of your operating system and kernel is supported.
• While Autodesk Media & Entertainment makes no certification statement about any device,
the following SCSI devices have been tested and found to be reliable when connected using an
ATTO Fibre Channel to SCSI Bridge 2390:
– Quantum LT03
– Quantum DLT8000
– Quantum DLT7000
– Sony AIT3 SDX-D700C
– Sony AIT2
• The software initialization file (init.cfg) for your Effects or Editing 2007 application contains
examples for the “ClipMgtDevice Tape” keyword to help you set up the appropriate block size
value for your tape device and define a text label to identify the device in the Archiving
module. Please refer to the documentation from your archiving device vendor for guidelines
on the actual block size to use.
Enabling InfiniBand Drivers on Linux Workstations
InfiniBand (IB) drivers are now certified for IBM 6217SC/DC, HP xw8400 and HP xw9400
workstations. The drivers are installed on all Linux workstations by the DKU. If the DKU
detects the IB hardware, the chkconfig flag for IB drivers is set to ON. If you add an optional IB
HBA after the DKU was initially installed, the chkconfig flag for the IB drivers will not be
properly set.
The following procedures describe how to use the InfiniBand configuration utility to set the
chkconfig flag to ON for the IB drivers and configure the IP address and netmask of your
Infiniband interface.
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To enable the chkconfig flag for IB drivers on a Linux workstation:
1. Open a shell and log in as root.
2. Start the InfiniBand configuration utility. Type:
/sbin/iba_config
The InfiniBand configuration utility menu appears:
SilverStorm Technologies Inc. InfiniBand 3.2.0.2.1G Software
1) Show Installed Software
2) Reconfigure IP over IB
3) Reconfigure Driver Autostart
4) Update HCA Firmware
5) Generate Supporting Information for Problem Report
6) Host Setup via Fast Fabric
7) Host Admin via Fast Fabric
8) Chassis Admin via Fast Fabric
9) Uninstall Software
X) Exit
3. Open the Reconfigure Driver Autostart menu. Type:
3
4. When you have completed the configuration, exit the InfiniBand configuration utility. Type:
X
5. You must restart your workstation for your changes to take effect.
After rebooting, launch the InfiniBand configuration utility again to configure IP over IB.
To configure the IP address and netmask of your IB Interface:
1. Open the Reconfigure IP over IB menu. Type:
2
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to configure the IP address and netmask of your
Infiniband Interface.
You return to the main menu when you have completed the configuration of the IP address.
3. When you have completed the configuration, exit the InfiniBand configuration utility. Type:
X
4. You must restart your workstation for your changes to take effect.
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Configuring Wire with Infiniband
Configuring Wire with Infiniband
To allow Wire transfers over an Infiniband network, you must define a new interface of type
PROT=IB_SDP in the [INTERFACE] section of the Wire sw_framestore_map file, as in the
following example:
[FRAMESTORES]
FRAMESTORE=london HADDR=177.20.15.53 ID=30
[INTERFACES]
FRAMESTORE=london
PROT=IB_SDP
IADDR=192.16.129.32 DEV=1
PROT=TCP
IADDR=177.20.15.53 DEV=1
Make sure that the IP address you assign to the Infiniband interface (that is, the one defined on
the line beginning with PROT=IB_SDP) is not the same as the IP address defined for the host
(that is, the one defined by HADDR=). Doing otherwise would send the house network traffic
through the Infiniband interface and would impair Wire transfers.
NOTE: In the [INTERFACES] section, the interfaces are listed in order of preferences. In the example
above, the IB_SDP interface is the preferred one, which means that Wire will attempt to contact
other hosts with this interface first.
Documentation Erratum — Details about configuring the sw_framestore_map can be found
in the Autodesk Stone & Wire 2007 Filesystem and Networking Guide. On page 41 of this guide,
the sw_framestore_map example provided is currently erroneous, as it assigns the same IP
address to both the Infiniband and the host interfaces.
Infiniband Configuration for Burn
Burn nodes can now be configured with an optional QuickSilver InfiniServ 7000 HCA. The
drivers for this adapter are included in the latest Burn 2007 package, under the /
Burn_2007_SP1_LINUX64_RHEL4/ib directory. This directory also includes a README file
with instructions on how to install the drivers and configure your Infiniband™ interface.
NOTE: These drivers are compatible with Red Hat Linux Enterprise 4.0 Update 2 or Update 3. Other
operating systems are not supported at this time.
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Init Keywords for Background Wire and Proxy Generation
To enable Background Wire and the new Background Proxy Generation functionality, you must
ensure that the following keywords are un-commented and configured in the application’s
software initialization file init.cfg.
• BackburnerManagerHostname <hostname>
• BackburnerManagerPort 3234
• BackburnerManagerPriority 50
If these keywords are not enabled (commented out), the buttons Bg Proxy and Bg Wire are
grayed out in the application’s library module.
For more information about the keywords in init.cfg, consult the Configuration File Reference
Guide for Linux Workstations.
NOTE: As a prerequisite for this functionality, a Backburner manager system must be enabled on
the network. For information on how to setup a Backburner Manager system, consult the Autodesk
Backburner 2007.1 Installation Guide, and the Autodesk Backburner 2007.1 User’s Guide.
Cleaner XL 1.5.2 Updater Available
This upgrade is available online at www.autodesk.com/support. To download the upgrade, select
Autodesk Cleaner® XL from the drop-down list, click Data & Downloads, then click Updates &
Services Packs. For information on setting up Cleaner XL network encoding, see the Software
Installation Guide for your workstation.
NOTE: You cannot install the Cleaner XL 1.5.2 upgrade without having installed Cleaner XL 1.5
first.
Using Eizo Monitors with SGI Workstations
You can now connect an EIZO CE240W graphics monitor to any of the following SGI
workstations:
• Tezro (DCDLESS)
• Onyx3
• Onyx2
• Onyx350
• Octane2 (with or without DM5)
Other SGI workstations are not supported.
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Using Eizo Monitors with SGI Workstations
NOTE: Autodesk ships EIZO CE240W graphics monitors specifically configured for use with its
Effects or Editing applications. The use of EIZO CE240W monitors not obtained from Autodesk, or
of any other monitor, is not supported and will result in an unstable Effects or Editing application.
To connect an EIZO CE240W graphics monitor to your SGI workstation, perform the following
tasks:
• Connect the EIZO graphics monitor to the SGI workstation using a specially designed
analogue adaptor, available through Autodesk. Contact your Autodesk M&E sales
representative and ask for part: ME.ADAPT-SGI 1500 Analogue adaptor 13W3M/HD15F
ZHWA HARDWARE.
• Execute the following instructions to configure your Effects or Editing application to use the
EIZO graphics monitor.
To enable an EIZO graphics monitor on an SGI workstation:
1. Download the dlvfo32.tar.gz file from the following link:
ftp://ftp2.discreet.com/support/ESCALATION/dlvfo32.tar.gz
2. Copy the file to /usr/tmp on your SGI workstation.
3. Open a shell and log in as root.
4. Unzip and untar the file to launch the graphics monitor configuration utility. Type the
following sequence of commands:
cd /usr/tmp
gzip -dc dlvfo32.tar.gz | tar xvf cd DLVFO32/
inst -f .
That last line launches the installer that configures your Effects or Editing application to
correctly use the EIZO graphics monitor. It displays the following prompt:
Inst >
5. Start the installation process. Type:
Inst > go
6. At the question asking if you are using an LCD monitor, type YES.
7. Quit the installer. Type:
Inst > quit
8. Restart the graphics system. Use one of the following techniques:
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Restart the graphics sub-system. Press LEFTCTRL+LEFTSHIFT+NUMPADSLASH+F12.
Restart the workstation. Type reboot.
Your Effects or Editing application is now ready to use an EIZO graphics monitor.
If you wish to revert to using a CRT graphics monitor, you will need to follow the next
procedure.
To revert to a CRT graphics monitor:
1. Open a shell and log in as root.
2. Launch the graphics monitor configuration utility. Type:
/usr/discreet/util/INSTALLGFX
3. To the question asking if you are using an LCD monitor, type NO.
4. Restart the graphics. Use one of the following techniques:
• Restart the graphics sub-system. Press LEFTCTRL+LEFTSHIFT+KEYPADSLASH+F12.
• Restart the workstation. Type reboot.
Your Effects or Editing application is now ready to use a CRT graphics monitor.
Linux vs. IRIX Product Characteristics
The following table lists the specific Linux and IRIX characteristics for the current version of
your Effects or Editing application.
Feature
IRIX
Linux
Supported
Not supported
Supported
Not supported
Audio
• VST® audio Sparks®
• Apply audio trim levels to
monitoring during capture
• AES and analog audio in/out tracks 4x AES audio in
• Embedded Audio
8x AES audio out
8x Analog in/out
8x AES audio in
8x AES audio out
8x Analog in/out
Not supported
Supported
Supported
Not supported
Supported
Not supported
Video
• 1035i video format
• NTSC/PAL cross synchronization
with HD reference
NOTE: Must use TL sync
for HD output
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Feature
IRIX
Linux
Supported
Supported with the
Extension 1 license
Media Import and Export
• Video file format: MPEG-1 and AVI
NOTE: See the New
Features Guide for your
extension release
• Audio file format: MPEG-1, MP3,
Supported
Sound Designer, Audio Visual
Research, Creative Labs VOC,
Sample Vision, Sound Font2
Supported with the
Extension 1 license
NOTE: See the New
Features Guide for your
extension release
Graphics to Video Preview
• Number of frames delay
<1
2
8 TB
8 TB
Supported
Not supported
Not supported
Supported
Storage
• Framestore capacity
• Software parity disk
• 4 Gbit technology
• 2 loop / 4 loop
• HIPPI support
• Infiniband HBAs
SCSI archiving devices
4 loop
4 loop
Supported
Not supported
Not supported
Supported
Supported
Not supported
NOTE: see “About Data
Archiving Devices” on
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User’s Guide Addendum
Summary
Audio Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Soft Resize to Relink or Recapture Media of Different Resolutions
Enabling Audio On Linux Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FBX 2006.11 Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image Sequence Name Change on Publish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Importing XML Files From FCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Importing 3D LUTs from Lustre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lucid 88192 Audio Processor on Linux Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Merging Pyramix OMF Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minor Changes to Import Image/EDL Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Media Import and Export Features for DPX Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
QuickTime Codec Support for Linux: Errors in the New Features Guide . . . . . .
Setting Block Size on Tape Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with Remote Framestores on Backdraft Conform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Audio Preferences
Fire, Smoke and Backdraft Conform 2007 ship with the Lucid 88192 converter, which
supersedes the Lucid 8824 converter. Use the Lucid ADAT procedures found in your
application’s User's Guide, with the exception of the following.
• The Lucid 88192 does not use SPDIF connectors and consequently any SPDIF option in an
audio preference has no effect.
• Although you can enter any value in the range -96 to +31 for the analog output gain, the Lucid
88192 converter works with only two values (-10 dBV and +4 dBu). Values in the range -96 to
0 (not including 0) map to -10 dBV. Values in the range 0 to +31 map to +4 dBu (professional
level).
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Creating a Soft Resize to Relink or Recapture Media of Different
Resolutions
For Extension 1 customers, a Soft Resize button has been added to the Relink and Recapture
menus in the Clip Library Tools menu. Enable this button to relink media to clips or recapture
media when the resolution of the media and the metadata in the clips differ.
For example, the default resolution of NTSC frames from our Editing and Effects applications
is 720x486, but DV encoded NTSC media originating from other applications is 720x480. To
relink 720x486 clips to 720x480 media, you must apply a soft resize.
• Location of the Soft Resize button in the Relink menu
• Location of the Soft Resize button in the Recapture menu
For more information on unlinking and relinking and recapturing media, see the User’s Guide
for your Effects or Editing application.
Enabling Audio On Linux Systems
On a Linux system with a DVS or AJA video I/O card, you must specify the Video keyword in
the software initialization configuration file, init.cfg, in order for the audio to be available. The
corresponding warning message appears if you fail to specify the Video keyword, and the audio
functionality becomes disabled.
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FBX 2006.11 Support
FBX 2006.11 Support
This release now supports FBX® version 2006.11.
Image Sequence Name Change on Publish
When you publish a clip, the stored image sequence files no longer contain _published in the
names.
For example if you publish a DPX sequence, you will now get these two things:
• A new clip in the library, named <clip name>_published, which references the published image
sequence.
• An image sequence at your destination, where file names are <clip name>.######.dpx.
Previously, the image sequence would have been named <clip name>_published.######.dpx.
Importing XML Files From FCP
You can import XML files from Apple® Final Cut Pro® running on both PowerPC™ and X86
(Intel®) platforms.
Importing 3D LUTs from Lustre
3D LUTs created in Lustre can now be imported into Fire, Smoke and Backdraft Conform2007.
The extension must be changed from .lut to .3dl.
Lucid 88192 Audio Processor on Linux Systems
On Linux systems, the Lucid ADA 88192 converter produces audible clicks and pops when it
initializes on application start-up, when you enter I/O modules, at post roll of a clip output, and
when you toggle the Input Source box from AES to Embedded.
Merging Pyramix OMF Files
OMF files generated from Fire, Smoke, and Backdraft Conform can now be opened with the
Merging Pyramix application.
Minor Changes to Import Image/EDL Menu
Some user interface changes were made to the Import Image and EDL Preferences menus.
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Import Image
The following changes have been made to the user interface in the Import Image menu:
• The Refresh button has been moved up.
• Start TC is now called Enter TC.
• File KC is now called DPX KC, and Use KC is now called Enter KC.
EDL Preferences menu
In the EDL Preferences menu, two columns of buttons have been moved up one row:
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New Media Import and Export Features for DPX Files
New Media Import and Export Features for DPX Files
• Upon import of a DPX file, the frame rate box now has an option called “file FCM” which will
detect and use any existing frame rate information in the DPX file to create the clip.
• Upon import of DPX, Wavefront, or Softimage images, the aspect ratio data is now read
correctly from the files.
• DPX files can now be exported as 12-bit clips.
• When exporting or publishing a DPX file, the application will now write “Autodesk” instead
of “Discreet” in the manufacturer field of the DPX file header.
• When you disable the Resize button during import/export operations, the aspect ratio of the
clip reverts to default.
• Background I/O now continues to completion even after you exit the application.
• Video clips can now be resized when exported in the Background.
DPX Transfer Characteristics
When exporting DPX files, you now have the option of choosing a DPX Transfer Characteristic
from the Transfer Characteristics option box. A DPX Transfer Characteristic is an information
flag that is stored in the DPX image file header. It identifies the attributes associated with a
particular film or video format, such as resolution, frame rate, and colour space.
Setting a Transfer Characteristic in no way changes the image information stored in the DPX
file. The Transfer Characteristic is simply a flag that indicates the attributes of the DPX file to
another device or application. Some devices or applications may take advantage of this
information to improve workflow. For example, selecting Logarithmic can allow a film recorder
to adjust its parameters to print film-originated DPX files with the correct densities.
Although the SMPTE 268M standard defines a number of DPX Transfer Characteristics, it does
not provide usage specifications for them. As a result, most of these Transfer Characteristics are
not generally used in the industry. The table below explains the known and commonly used
Transfer Characteristics.
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Select:
In the following cases:
Unspecified
Format is not specified.
Logarithmic
Typically used by negative film scanners that record status M
densities.
Linear
Often used for video images which have built-in gamma correction,
but refers to images having a true linear quantization scheme (such
as CG-originated material).
Printing Density
Can be used for negative film scans which use the SMPTE Printing
Density settings. SMPTE Printing Densities use status M density
measurements with a higher gain in the red component.
New Hot Keys
The following table lists hot keys introduced in this release.
These hot keys are not compatible with the previous release. To use these hot keys, you must
create a new user.
Operation
Hot Key
Pan in Text module
CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR and drag
CTRL+SPACEBAR and drag
Zoom in viewports
Switch between straight and
Hermite lines in Clip History
NOTE: In a module’s animation view, the new
zoom hot key replaces the ALT hot key.
SHIFT+CTRL and click
QuickTime Codec Support for Linux: Errors in the New Features
Guide
There are errors in the list of supported QuickTime codecs in the New Features Guide installed
with the Extension 1 release. For the updated list, please see the latest versions of the New
Features Guide in the documentation library:
• ftp://ftp.discreet.com/pub2/doc/Inferno_Flame_Flint2007Ext1_New_Features.pdf
• ftp://ftp.discreet.com/pub2/doc/Fire_Smoke_BConform2007Ext1_New_Features.pdf
Setting Block Size on Tape Devices
Due to a Linux driver limitation, when archiving to tape, the system cannot determine the tape
block size. To work around this limitation, use the Block Size field in the Tape Format menu to
set the proper block size before opening the tape archive.
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Working with Remote Framestores on Backdraft Conform
Working with Remote Framestores on Backdraft Conform
You can use a remote (network-accessed) framestore to store clips with Backdraft Conform.
This allows you to use Backdraft Conform without local storage.
NOTE: Real-time performance and clip input/output operations depend on network and storage
bandwidth. Connecting Backdraft Conform (especially multiple seats) increases the load on the
network, so connect any other fibre-channel connections to a single Stone volume.
To ensure Backdraft Conform initializes using the remote framestore, you must configure the
application by editing the FrameStore keyword in the software initialization configuration file.
To configure a remote framestore on Backdraft Conform:
1. Open the software initialization configuration file, init.cfg, in a text editor.
2. Navigate to the FRAMESTORE DEFINITION section.
3. The FrameStore keyword is usually configured to point to a local Stone filesystem volume,
for example, stonefs or stonefs1. Edit the FrameStore keyword to point to a remote
Stone filesystem volume:
FrameStore stonefs/<host name>
Where <host name> is the host to which the Stone volume you want to initialize is attached.
NOTE: Only Discreet Storage is supported and only one example (local or remote framestore
selection) can be un-commented at a time.
4. Save and close the software initialization configuration file.
5. Launch Backdraft Conform.
The list of hosts appears, containing an entry for the Backdraft Conform local host. If you
select this option, a message appears indicating that no Stone is available for the selected
host.
6. Choose the remote Stone you want to work with for the session.
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If you launch Backdraft Conform with the FrameStore keyword configured to point to a
local Stone volume, the application fails to launch (an error message appears).
For more information on starting Backdraft Conform, see the “Managing Projects and
Users” chapter in your Autodesk Backdraft Conform 2007 User's Guide.
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Summary
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reinstalling from Scratch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting New or Expanded Stone Direct Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrading Your Effects or Editing Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrading Your Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Which Document Do I Need? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Overview
Your Autodesk Effects or Editing System is shipped preconfigured with the appropriate
operating system and application already installed. In normal situations, the final configuration
procedures are simple and well documented. In certain instances, you may be required to
perform partial or complete reinstallation of some system components. Such instances might
include a hardware or software upgrade, or an exceptional recovery procedure.
It is always recommended to identify and gather all relevant documentation before you proceed
with these more involved configuration procedures.
This chapter highlights four of the more common installation workflows that you may need to
perform on your Effects or Editing system. It also lists the documentation relevant to each step
in each workflow.
Reinstalling from Scratch
Perform the tasks described in this workflow in cases where you need to rebuild your Effects or
Editing system in its entirety, from cross-connecting the hardware peripherals and storage
arrays, to installing the operation system, and installing, licensing, and configuring your Effects
or Editing application.
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To reinstall your system from scratch:
1. Prepare for the installation.
Consult the latest Release Notes for your release before your begin any installation. They
contain the most current and updated information about requirements, late-breaking
features and procedures, as well as a detailed list of all updated related documents and URLs
to download the documents directly to your workstation.
2. Connect your workstation’s hardware peripherals.
Consult the Hardware Setup Guide for your workstation.
3. Install the operating system and the DKU.
Consult the Installation and Configuration Guide for your operating system.
4. Connect your storage.
Consult the Autodesk Stone Direct Configuration Guide for your release.
5. Configure the RAID volumes and mount the storage.
Consult the Autodesk Stone Direct Configuration Guide for your release.
6. Install and license your Effects or Editing application.
Consult the Software Installation Guide.
7. Configure your Stone filesystem.
Consult the Autodesk Stone and Wire Filesystem and Networking Guide for your release.
8. Configure your application settings.
Consult the Configuration File Reference Guide for your operating system.
9. Get going.
Read the User’s Guide, What’s New, and Hot Keys Reference Guide to get familiar with your
Effects or Editing application’s powerful features.
Connecting New or Expanded Stone Direct Storage
Perform the tasks described in this workflow in cases where you need to rebuild your Autodesk
Effects and Editing workstation’s Stone Direct storage array. For instance, this could happen
when you purchase supplementary storage enclosures to expand available disk space.
To connect new or expanded Stone Direct storage:
1. Prepare for the installation.
Consult the Release Notes for your release before your begin any installation. They contain
the most current and updated information about requirements, late-breaking features and
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procedures, as well as a detailed list of all updated related documents and URLs to download
documents directly to your workstation.
2. Connect your storage.
Consult the Autodesk Stone Direct Configuration Guide for your release.
3. Configure the RAID volumes and mount the storage.
Consult the Autodesk Stone Direct Configuration Guide for your release.
4. Configure your Stone filesystem.
Consult the Autodesk Stone and Wire Filesystem and Networking Guide for your release.
5. Get going.
Read the User’s Guide, What’s New, and Hot Keys Reference Guide to get familiar with your
Effects or Editing application’s powerful features.
Upgrading Your Effects or Editing Application
Perform the tasks described in this workflow in cases where you need to install or upgrade your
Effects or Editing application. Typically, upgrading the application does not require the Stone
filesystem to be reformatted or the operating system to be upgraded.
To upgrade your operating system:
1. Prepare for the installation.
Consult the Release Notes for your release before your begin any installation. They contain
the most current and updated information about requirements, late-breaking features and
procedures, as well as a detailed list of all updated related documents and URLs to download
the documents directly to your workstation.
2. Install and license your Effects or Editing application.
Consult the Software Installation Guide for your operating system.
3. Configure your application settings.
Consult the Configuration File Reference Guide for your operating system.
4. Get going.
Read the User’s Guide, What’s New and Hot Keys Reference Guide to get familiar with your
Effects or Editing application’s powerful features.
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Upgrading Your Operating System
Perform the tasks described in this workflow in cases where you need to upgrade your operating
system. For instance, this could be required by a new version of your Effects or Editing
application. Typically, upgrading the operating system does not require the hardware
components to be rewired or the Storage RAID devices to the reconfigured.
To upgrade your operating system:
1. Prepare for the installation.
Consult the Release Notes for your release before your begin any installation. They contain
the most current and updated information about requirements, late-breaking features and
procedures, as well as a detailed list of all updated related documents and URLs to download
the documents directly to your workstation.
2. Install the operating system.
Consult the Installation and Configuration Guide for your operating system.
3. Install and license your Effects or Editing application.
Consult the Software Installation Guide for your operating system.
4. Configure your Stone filesystem.
Consult the Autodesk Stone and Wire Filesystem and Networking Guide for your operating
system.
5. Configure your application settings.
Consult the Configuration File Reference Guide for your operating system.
6. Get going.
Read the User’s Guide, What’s New and Hot Keys Reference Guide to get familiar with your
Effects or Editing application’s powerful features.
Which Document Do I Need?
Here are a few examples of common installation enquiries, and the documentation that
provides the answers to each.
I would like to request a license for Smoke
Consult the Software Installation Guide for installation procedures and information on
obtaining and installing the licenses required to launch the Effects or Editing application.
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Do I connect the DVI ramp to serial port #1 or serial port #2
Consult the Hardware Setup Guide for your workstation for diagrams and guidelines on how to
connect the hardware peripherals and video I/O components to your workstation.
I need to reformat my Stone FS partition
Consult the Autodesk Stone and Wire Filesystem and Networking Guide for procedures on how
to create and mount the Stone filesystem.
I want to learn about the latest updates
Consult the Release Notes for your release. They contain the most current information about
requirements and procedures, as well as a complete list of up-to-date related documents and
URLs to download the documents directly to your workstation.
I want to know about all the new features for this release
Read the What’s New for your Effects or Editing application for an overview of new features. For
complete new feature information, consult the User’s Guide for your application.
I need to upgrade the DKU
Consult the Installation and Configuration Guide for your operating system for procedures on
how to install either the Linux operating system and the DKU, or the IRIX operating system and
the required patches.
I would like to download the latest documentation
Consult the Release Notes for your release for a complete list of up-to-date related
documentation and URLs to download the documents directly to your workstation.
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