Wednesday, October 22, 2014

audio video sync problems persist

Even after using the SDI audio for the streaming and recording, the streaming video on youtube continues to have audio video sync issues, video lags audio by a frame or two. According to this thread,
we probably need an audio delay box if the Panasonic AG-HMX100 does not have audio delay built in.

Searching in the advanced operating instructions at
there does not seem to be any audio delay setting in the AG-HMX100

Audio delay units are available, this one is available in India for Rs. 8500.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Adobe Audition save all files

My colleague wanted Adobe Audition CS6 to save all associated files in a project into a single folder, a la Reaper or Nuendo.

On my old version of Cool Edit Pro, when you open a sesssion file and then choose File-> Save Session As, in the dialog box, there is an option at the bottom, "Save copies of all associated files". If that is checked, audition will save all the files in the same folder which you choose for saving the ses file.

But he did not have this option. Then googled and found that the answer was probably

File -> Export -> Session
and select Save Copies of Associated files. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

sitelutions stopping free dns redirection

One of the sites which had a domain redirect stopped working, and found that had stopped their free dns redirection. "In October, 2014, after offering free DNS and redirection for about 14 years, Sitelutions was forced to shutdown free DNS and redirection. Over the years, the free services began to attract a significant amount of abuse, including very large DDoS attacks. These attacks would impact the services being provided to paying customers, and were very expensive to properly mitigate."

Shifting some domains to nettigritty nameservers (which were purchased via, some to and some to cloudflare dns.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

google public dns failure

Yesterday evening, was returning SERVFAIL on google's public DNS servers and - suspected because of dnssec failure.!topic/public-dns-discuss/4KyD2HYYcVo!topic/public-dns-discuss/xBjI62Kz-sw

But today it seems to be resolving OK. Checking with Cloudflare support, they said that it would probably have just been a google public dns failure. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Java problem on Windows 8 machine

The Windows 8.1 desktop at the SSSHos.SS office was unable to use the Income tax site's java based authentication. Checking, found that even the java test applet was not loading. At first I suspected that the network firewall and proxy were blocking all java applets. But later found that other machines on the same network were able to access java applets without problems, eg the one in JHos. So, I wrote,

The following points can be checked.
1. Verify that it is a 64-bit version of java which is installed, and it is a 64-bit version of the browser (IE or firefox). If browser is 32 bit, then you need to install 32 bit version of Java also.
2. Verify that Windows Defender and or any other antivirus is turned off while testing for Java (and turn it back on after doing the test). This person found that Kaspersky was blocking the java applets,

But even disabling Kaspersky did not solve the issue - maybe it needs to be uninstalled? Temporary workaround is to use the JHos computer for this job.