Tuesday, March 9, 2010

NewsEdit Import CNN footage

Our Grass Valley NewsEdit systems have had an issue with the footage that comes from CNN looking really bad. Turns out the import is defaulting mpeg2 files to bottom field first instead of top first.  Changing this corrects the issue.  Trouble is, this is hard-coded to be the default and will have to be changed by hand every time there is a file that needs to be imported. This was fixed when Grass Valley changed the system to Aurora.

Additional thoughts, maybe this will clean up the files that Grass Valley exports to mpeg2. When I get a moment I will have to try this out.

Antivirus 2010

So I had a user get the malware known as Antivirus 2010.  It was not prevented from running by our Trend Micro Officescan but was immediately destroyed after the install.  Unfortunately, the user could not open any programs after this.  She could however open a file and the program would open up fine.  I found this KB from Microsoft to help clean up this sort of thing. But this article was for the system.  Our users are not admins and so they could not have changed this key.  Evidenced by the fact that other users could use the computer fine.  So I did a search in HKEY_CURRENT_USER for .exe and found HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command and the default was set to "c:\somepath\av.exe" "%1" %* So I deleted the line and changed to "%1" %* 

Then I did a search on av.exe and found a few more lines that were very similar.  Once those were all returned to "%1" %* and the computer was rebooted, the user was back in business.