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Old 03-10-2004, 01:34 PM
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Default Quick question: Time Limit?

Though I've never reached the length, what is, or is there even a time limit for a PT session?
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Old 03-10-2004, 01:46 PM
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Default Re: Quick question: Time Limit?

It's probably 23:59:59.99 (H:M:S) which is MIDI Time Code max, I believe..

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Old 03-10-2004, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: Quick question: Time Limit?

12 hours

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Old 03-10-2004, 03:37 PM
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Default Re: Quick question: Time Limit?

Thanks for the quick replies guys. Which one of you is right though?? In a few weeks I'm starting my live recording gig. It's a two-day event and will probably cover 12-14 hours total. Can anyone confirm the time limit? Thanks.
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Old 03-10-2004, 05:32 PM
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Default Re: Quick question: Time Limit?

Anyone?
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Old 03-10-2004, 06:25 PM
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Default Re: Quick question: Time Limit?

Split it into 2 sessions so you don't exceed the 12 hour limitation. You can set the session start time in the Session Setup Window in the second session to start at 11:00:00:00

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Old 03-10-2004, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: Quick question: Time Limit?

Thanks Rail. I don't know about starting the second session at that time, I'm not sure why you'd want to do that.

However, the concerts are split over 2 days, so I can easily create sessions for day 1 and day 2. Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: Quick question: Time Limit?

Only thing you need to watch out for is the 2 gig file size limit if you're planning to stay in constant record.

The reason for having a cross-over SMPTE time is if you wanted to lock it to video later and not have the SMPTE numbers repeat.

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Old 03-10-2004, 07:55 PM
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Thanks for the tip about syncing it to video. That's in the cards for future productions.

I never knew about the 2 gig size limit. So that's per mono track, right? Say I have 8 tracks recording, they can each record for up to 2 gigs. At 24 bit 48 kHz, how long would that be? I planned on splitting the 'tape' between performances between each group - maybe just for a short moment. This would stop the file and create a new one once recording resumed, correct? Then I think I have the size limitation figured out and it shouldn't be a problem.

I'm recording to an external Glyph hard drive, the new GT series 050, 120 gigs. And if that isn't enough, I've got 2 80 gig drives installed into my G4. Does everything look good to go?
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Old 03-10-2004, 08:14 PM
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48,000 samples per second.. 3 bytes per sample for a 24 bit mono track... about 4 hours worth of recording at 48kHz per track. If you have another rig you should run it in tandem.. or run a MDM as a backup and tie the word clocks together. At 48kHz, you'll use about 8 Megabytes per minute. Stopping and restarting will create a new sound file, correct. Make sure your Open Ended Record Allocation preference isn't too small.. and run your system before the actual event to simulate the long record time.

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