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  • 2k Newbie Needs Direction

    Posted by Connor Lynch on June 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Hello Friends-
    So I have an internship at a post house with a DaVinci 2K. They just let their colorist go (thanks economy), so there is a super powerful machine sitting fallow and waiting for a young upstart to get behind it and make himself just that much more marketable.
    I’ve read through the manual, and it made not a lick of sense to me, and it’s missing a few key operations like how to turn the thing on.
    Are there tutorials out there on the internets in plain english? I’m sure my powering up issue will be delt with when things calm down around here, and there will be lots of trial and error as I figure it out. I’m more worried about not breaking it, then having the internet turn me into an expert.
    Thank you gents and ladies.

    -Connor

    Dwaine Maggart replied 13 years, 10 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Dwaine Maggart

    June 23, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Don’t worry too much about breaking it. Add a new user to play in, and you won’t affect anything already on the system. (Adding a user is described in Chapter 2 of the Ops manual).

    To start using the system, turn on the 2K mainframe, the Linux PC, the control panels and the Gallery PC. Power on order not very important, but Linux PC first would be best. The Linux PC should boot up to a graphical Linux desktop. There should be a 2K icon on the desktop. Double left click that to start the app.

    About the only thing you can do to break the system (assuming you have a Linux based system) is to power off the Linux PC without doing a proper shutdown. That stands a fair chance of trashing the hard drive.

    What’s the proper way to shut down the Linux PC? Exit the 2K application, and at the Linux desktop, right click on an empty area of the desktop, then select Logout, then select Power Off Computer. You will see a Linux shutdown process scroll up the screen, and at the end, the PC will either turn itself off, or you will see a message to Power Off the PC. That is the only safe time to press the power switch.

    Dwaine Maggart
    Blackmagic Design DaVinci Support

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