Homemade DAS – Part1

I am building a direct attached storage (DAS) case that I will attach to my workstation using an external SAS card. External RAID DAS cases for SAS drives are not cheap so homemade it is! So far I have been assembling the parts, I have the drives, case, and lots of wires. I will do a more in depth video of the whole process later. You could use this as part of a NAS if you wanted.

Lightworks and Opensuse Leap 15.2

Quick post on how to get Lightworks running on Opensuse Leap 15.2 as I ran into a few problems. I discovered that Opensuse Leap 15.2 is not officially supported by lightworks however it was relatively simple to get it working. The error I was getting was because the glibc version installed by Opensuse is too old. I think it is something like version 2.26 and lightworks needs version 2.29 or above. Why the version in opensuse is so old I do not know, we are on version 2.33 I think.

So what I did was download the rpm of version 2.33 from here, and extract it as an archive. I then found the required library that lightworks needed, “libm.so.6” which is a simlink to “libm-2.33.so”.

All that was then required was to copy both of those files into “/usr/lib/lightworks/” as that is one of the first places that lightworks looks for libraries. This seems to have solved the problem. I did not install all of glibc 2.33 as I think this would have caused problems elsewhere, and it seems that this is the only missing library that lightworks needed.

I haven’t had any problems since.

Lightworks 12.6 working on Opensuse 13.2 & Leap 42.1

This might have been covered but I wasn’t able to find it easily so I thought I would post it up.

I have been trying to get Lightworks 12.6 working on Opensuse 13.2 and ran into some problems. It would hang on with the loading banner up and not do anything. So I tried running ntcardvt from the command line and got:

./ntcardvt: error while loading shared libraries: libcrypto.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

In Opensuse libcrypto.so.10 is provided by the libopenssl package as /lib64/libcrypto.so.1.0.0

So its both named incorrectly and also in the wrong place for Lightworks to find.

Easy fix, as root make a sym link:

ln -s /lib64/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib64/libcrypto.so.10

Seems to work now, although I haven’t tested extensively. I think this will be the same for Leap 42.1 but my normal machine is waiting on a motherboard replacement so I cannot test that.

DV and Hi8 Video Decks

I think I¬†already said, I have an interest in video and audio. I enjoy recording and filming things. My interest in all things capturing sound an image extends back to my childhood. Where I loved cameras, and not just what they could do but the physical objects themselves. So now an adult with a bit more money and access to eBay i can feed this obcession. Last week I bought a Sony DV deck, which accepts both DVCAM and miniDV tapes. The unit is great, old school with lights button and knobs. Also an LCD screen that shows the video and a menu. Its a boadcast deck, so well made and solid. I have just bought, but not yet receive, a Hi8 editing deck also a Sony. This also looks awesome, it plays Hi8 tapes but has basic editing fercilaties. My intention is to connect them both to my (one of my) computers. The DV deck has firewire, not sure if my computer does anymore… the Hi8 doesn’t. I will have to connect that either via s-video or component connectors. I am not sure yet, I will need to get hold of some sort capture card. Back to eBay, i will have to get a VCR too.