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    Professional help needed!!!

    Just a thought. Have you tried opting for proxy media for editing. Playback quality is a bit limited but it doesn't put a huge load on the CPU. Final rendering is from the original media, so output quality is not a problem.
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    Time Machine - only two days of backups visible since Catalina

    My backup is named Backups.backupdb, not bakupbundle. To be honest I don't know if the naming was changed with Catalina . I can see everything back to November 2017 when this particular drive was installed If you have a spare drive I would use this to backup to and see what name it gives the...
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    Beginner Can I use Adobe Bridge without Creative Cload bloatware?

    You may be over concerned about Adobe products on your Mac. I've run both Lightroom and Photoshop, on my Mac for over 11yeard without any problems. Plus software such as inDesign on other macs for about half that time and have had no problems either. If you don't want to go down the Adobe...
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    picture transfer

    Agree Air Drop .
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    hard drive recovery

    There is a range of fees. it all depends on the amount of work they need to do. Check out their web site for a guide to pricing
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    hard drive recovery

    Try Data Wreck in Stoke. Have used them in the past and was very pleased with the service. They will generally give you an estimate before they start if you ask. 01782 279279 They offer a no fix no fee as standard.
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    2 LR catalogue's?

    If you have deleted something from the Lightroom catalogues then it wont open as it doesn't have a database to open. Will one catalogue open? Do you backup yor catalogues, if so you may be able to open fom a backup, provided it's intact.
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    New iMac and Print Results Issue

    Calibrating the screen is a good step. I would also suggest you contact the lab to see how they expect to receive the images. I would suggest converting your images to sRGB colourspace for printing. Most labs tend to expect this as standard. Most importantly find out from your desired lab how...
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    How to combat saturation and loss of details

    I'd agree with getting decent software. I'd opt for Lightroom ( the classic version). You've got controls to adjust saturation and detail. I suspect that simply importing your images into lightroom will give you much better result without any adjustments. You can download a trial, to see what it...
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    Axial Lighting - Please help!

    This problem may be caused by unwanted spectacular reflection off the glass surfaces. You could try using a circular polarizing filter to try and minimize the the effect. If this helps, you could go further and polarize the light source. You can get sheets of polarizing material from Amazon at...
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    Monitor/printing help needed.

    As both your MacBook and BenQ screens look similar then its probable that you've calibrated correctly. Depending on your MacBook it is possible to have calibrations for both screens . MacBook pro's have had this facility for many years . I would suggest that you check what values you are...
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    BT good service

    I know BT often get knocked for poor service and expensive options. However when they get it right I think they deserve some credit yesterday by BT internet went down. First time in years. Hub still broadcasting wi-fi but no internet. Did all the usual things ( switched off and on again) Even...
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    Advice on a 3 camera setup + audio please

    I've done some multi-cam video's and found the easiest way was to use the audio from the cameras to sync each track( FCPX does this easily. I use a master audio track in the sync facility . I then have the ability to switch between views but use the master track for the audio. May seem to be a...
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    Which Mac Software for straight to printer

    Sorry miss understood your post. If you are using Canon equipment their capture software will let you do what you want as well. Plus its free ( with the camera). I've used it in the past and its a simple operation. If you have Lightroom that will work fine as you say. The advantage Lightroom has...
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    Which Mac Software for straight to printer

    The Mac should see the printer automatically. Go to System Prefs. Select Printer & Scanner. You'll see a column on the left side. Make sure the printer is plugged into the Mac and switched on. Simply click the + tab at the bottom and the Mac should find the printer and configure it automatically.