St. Bernard’s to host Hoopa Valley girls for softball league championship

first_imgThe Warriors, who swept … This past weekend, the Hoopa Valley girls claimed at least a share of their first Little 4 softball championship since 2008.On Wednesday, they’ll be hoping to go one better and claim it outright.“We’re going to have to work really hard to get ready for St. Bernard’s on Wednesday,” Hoopa Valley head coach Glenn Moore said.The two teams meet in a battle for the league title at St. Bernard’s on Wednesday afternoon, with the doubleheader set for 2:30 p.m.last_img

Video Editing Storage Solutions

first_imgWe examine several popular video editing storage solutions and determine the best for professional use.Before I begin any film project I like to take stock of my data capabilities (I currently run a RAID system). Below I’ll give some quick rundowns on the various video editing storage solutions for filmmakers that I have come across in my experience and research over the years. Remember there are no right or wrong solutions here, it all comes down to what will best fit your workflow.Know Your Format and Space RequirementsFirst things first, you want to determine how much storage you will need based on the format you will be using during the shooting/capture process. Get this info and then head over to Digital Rebellion and use their handy video space calculator, or download Digital Heaven’s useful VideoSpace app. Either one of these options will give you the information you need.Now, make note of the bandwidth of your codec, for instance the bandwidth for a Sony FS700 AVCHD that I use is 3MB/s at 1080 running at the standard 30fps. Another format that I often use, RED Raw, running at 30fps is 162MB/s at 4K. So you can see there is quite a jump in bandwidth. Lastly, remember that when you edit multilayer projects the bandwidth will increase quite a bit, so you need to keep this in mind as well.The Time Tested 3.5 Drive Solution3.5 drives are the gold standard when it comes to desktops, and they are also a decent solution for video editing storage. I’ve used 3.5 drives over the years with a lot of success, and now with some models achieving bandwidth speeds of 150MB/s in sizes as high as 5-6TB these drives provide massive storage at affordable prices.Keep in mind that if you select this storage type you want to make sure they deliver a speed of at least 7200 rpm, which most high-end drives will.Look into the Seagate Barracuda and Western Digital Caviar Black drives as solutions, as both are well reviewed.A Newer Kid on the Block: SSDsSSDs (Solid State Drives) are ideal for internal hard drives to run your OS and video editing apps, but in terms of video editing storage but are they worth the price bump?While SSD’s do operate quickly with tremendous speed, you need a drive that can sustain a continuous transfer rate. To purchase a drive that can effectively do this like the Samsung 1TB SSD, which runs at 540MB/s you’ll need to shell out more than double the money you would for the same sized 3.5 Drive. Now keep in mind with Solid State Drives there are no moving parts inside so the failure rate is substantially lower.The Mobile Route with External Hard DrivesExternal drives are especially useful when your on location and you need to do a quick footage dump. However with external hard drives you need to keep in mind the speed of the drive itself as well as the interface speed. You’ll find that many drive manufacturers will place the interface speed on the front of the box to make it seem as if the drive speed is faster than it really is, which in reality its not. External hard drives utilize several connection types such as USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Firewire 800, eSata, & Thunderbolt (each with varying transfer speeds).The greatest aspect of external hard drives is its mobility. Being able to have a LaCie 500G Rugged Mini has been extremely helpful for me on documentary shoots when I’ve filled all my RED Mags and I needed to offload footage to make room.Remember to pay close attention to the drive speed of the external hard drive.Also refer back to one of our previous articles that gives a good rundown of external hard drive solutions.Bunch it Up and RAID with ArraysThis is the solution that I have used for many years now. I utilize the extra hard drive bays in my Mac Pro and filled those with 4TB 3.5 Hard Drives, which I then RAID together using RAID o. This mashes up my drives into one big drive, where the speed and space of those drives combine to give a large amount of storage, with fast transfer rates.Another RAID system that many fellow filmmakers and editors I know use is RAID 5. This allows you to  have greater speeds and overal storage space, but the key addition is its ability to save you from drive failures. If one drive dies you don’t lose your work. The downside to this is RAID 5 requires at least 3 drives to work.If your working on a small project and you just want a simple backup, then RAID 1 would work for you. Check out Geek Stuff and their diagram on the different RAID configurations.Mix the Network with the RAID and get a NASTake the concepts we just talked about with RAIDs, but now apply network access to it. If your working in an environment where you have several post production members working on various aspects of the film or video to get it ready for editing, and your working within the same location, then a NAS (network attached storage) setup might be the way to go.Look at Drobo and Synology for smaller NAS solutions. If you want something more substantial then you’ll want to check out Dell or IBM, leaders in network storage.The Future is in the CloudCloud storage is becoming cheaper and cheaper with the storage size getting larger and larger. The top four commercial cloud storage providers are Microsoft, Google, Dropbox & Amazon. Each one offers up to 1TB of storage with Microsoft and Onedrive being the cheapest at $6.99/month. Amazon is the most expensive at $500/year, while Dropbox and Google are $9.99/month for 1TB.Microsoft, Google & Dropbox also offer business solutions which provide 1TB of storage for each team member for a fairly low price. While these storage solutions aren’t ideal for housing full projects, they are good for offloading and backing up footage when on location (provided you have a wifi or network connection).LTO for BackupMany professional video environments prefer to use LTO (Linear Tape-Open) to archive and backup their projects. Advocates of LTO claim that the LTO tape drives last longer than ‘traditional’ hard drives and file recovery is easier if the tape malfunctions. The downsides of LTO are many, namely that it is tape based and tape will deteriorate over time and is sensitive to the environment in which it is stored in. LTO drives are pricey, but the cost per tape is significantly less than a harddrive with similar storage capacity.WolfCrow has a solid rundown of LTO and video backup that’s worth checking out.LTO usage appears to be on the downswing, as other storage solutions are becoming cheaper and more reliable. If you’re an LTO user I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below.There Is No Right Or WrongRemember there is no right or wrong answer since solutions exist for any type of production workflow you need. Each one of the storage solutions above are viable for video editing, with the exception of possibly cloud storage (at least not in realtime). The key is to look at your upcoming production workflow and the storage requirements you will need, then determine which solution is the best for you before you get into the edit bay. If you are running single drives remember to backup, backup & backup again.This is your work and your career. Protect it every way you can.Do you have other storage solutions that you’ve successfully used that didn’t make the list above? Or have questions about storage? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Brooklyn Nets fend off Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

first_imgEarly shooting barrage lifts Mavericks to rare road victory SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis (23) rebounds the ball as Brooklyn Nets’ Ed Davis (17) and Spencer Dinwiddie (8) watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — The Nets piled on the points in the first half like never before in Brooklyn, and it turned out they needed almost all of them.Anthony Davis was that tough to stop in a monstrous return to the lineup.ADVERTISEMENT Atkinson said Williams had an excellent opportunity elsewhere so the Nets cut him so he could pursue that.UP NEXTPelicans: Visit Cleveland on Saturday.Nets: Visit Memphis on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting D’Angelo Russell had 22 points and 13 assists, and the Nets built up a big enough lead with a 73-point first half to hold off Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans, 126-121 on Wednesday night.Davis finished with 34 points and a career-high 26 rebounds after a one-game absence, but there weren’t enough rebounds to get in the first half, when the Nets opened a 24-point lead during their highest-scoring first half at home in 17 years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“Man, when you got a guy like Anthony Davis down there, it’s tough for us on the defensive end, it’s tough for us on the offensive end,” Russell said. “You’ve just got to keep playing next play at a time mentality and just being aggressive on all cylinders.”Joe Harris added 21 points for the Nets, who had 105 points through three quarters, then got consecutive baskets by Harris when New Orleans trimmed the lead down to seven with under 5 minutes remaining. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ The Nets made nine of their first 15 3-point attempts during their highest-scoring first half at home since getting 75 against Golden State on Feb. 19, 2002, back in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Davis said the Pelicans’ first-half defense was lazy.“The whole first half they did whatever they wanted,” he said. “They didn’t feel us on the defensive end.”Despite playing without injured Caris LeVert, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Allen Crabbe, the Nets won for the seventh time in their last eight home games. They finished with seven players in double figures, with DeMarre Carroll (19) and Spencer Dinwiddie (18) leading a bench effort that had a whopping 55-5 advantage over the New Orleans reserves.“Losing Caris and Allen Crabbe and Rondae, I just think we’re a deeper squad and we’re a better squad. But we have a tough road ahead here, especially short-handed,” coach Kenny Atkinson said. “If we can weather the storm I think until we’re fully healthy, maybe we can do something important.”Elfrid Payton scored 25 points for New Orleans in his second game back after missing more than a month with a broken finger. Julius Randle had 21 and Jrue Holiday 20, but the Pelicans got next to nothing from their bench.ADVERTISEMENT The Nets were ahead 39-29 after one and scored the first seven of the second quarter, going ahead 46-29 on Carroll’s 3-pointer. He added another almost two minutes later for a 20-point bulge, and the lead grew to 24 points later in the quarter. The Pelicans rallied with 12 straight points to cut the lead in half, and Brooklyn was ahead 73-58 at the break.Brooklyn led by 18 after three before New Orleans closed within five after a late flurry.“We got behind and you’re playing uphill,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “We know this story. We’ve seen this story before.”TIP-INSPelicans: Gentry said Davis’ absence in their victory over Minnesota on Monday came after the All-Star forward caught an illness from his young daughter. … Davis’ previous career best was 22 rebounds.Nets: Brooklyn’s reserves outscored New Orleans’ 39-5 in the first half. … The Nets are 6-1 in their first game of the new year since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.CRABBE SETBACKCrabbe will be out at least another week because of his sore right knee. Atkinson said last week that Crabbe was nearing a return but the team announced Wednesday that Crabbe’s bruised fat pad, which caused the soreness, needed additional recovery time. Crabbe will be re-evaluated in approximately 10 days. He missed his 10th straight game Wednesday.WILLIAMS WAIVEDThe Nets waived forward/center Alan Williams, who had been playing on a two-way contract. Williams was averaging 21 points and a league-leading 14.7 rebounds for the Long Island Nets but didn’t appear in a game for Brooklyn. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more