Can’t control your Companion? Your Wacom questions answered…

Can’t control your Companion? Your Wacom questions answered…

So you’ve just taken delivery of your Wacom Cintiq Companion, or are hooking up your brand new Wacom Intuos Pro tablet when you hit a snag. How do I plug that into here? Why won’t this show up on there? Or perhaps you’re just doing a bit of pre-purchase Wacom graphics tablet research.

We’ve rounded up some frequently asked questions about Wacom’s range of tablets, from specific product and accessory questions to your Wacom purchasing options. So if you do have a Wacom question, you might be able to find it below or, alternatively,  get in touch with the friendly folk at Wacom tech support on 0207 744 0831!

Wacom Cintiq Companion/Cintiq Companion Hybrid

Q. Can the Cintiq Companion be connected to other desktop Cintiq tablets or computers?

A. It certainly can. Using the Cintiq Companion’s mini DisplayPort and two USB 3.0 ports, you can easily connect it to other devices, including an interactive Cintiq display like the Cintiq 24HD. If you do want to connect it to other monitors, you might need a separate adaptor, which you can pick up easily and cheaply.

Q. Am I able to map the Cintiq Companion Hybrid’s Express Keys to specific Android apps?

A.  Express Keys need to be set by the application itself, so if you want to use shortcuts in those apps that you find yourself working in most regularly, you’ll need to check with the developer of the application whether they’re able to implement this support.

Wacom Cintiq 13HD

Q. Can the Wacom Cintiq 13HD be properly colour calibrated using a colourimeter?

A. In terms of colour calibration, the Cintiq 13HD can, as the screen is a lot brighter and has a higher resolution compared to previous Wacom tablets.

Q. How do I get to the display settings on the Cintiq 13HD?

A. You can access the settings for brightness, contrast etc through the Wacom display settings application on your computer, which you should be able to see in the applications folder on a Mac or in the program files on Windows.

Wacom Cintiq 22HD/24HD/24HD Touch

Q. What’s the difference between the Wacom Cintiq 24HD and the Cintiq 24HD touch?

A.  The only differences between the 24HD and the 24HD touch are that the touch model has now upped the colour space to 97%, and added multitouch capability to the feature set so you can navigate and manipulate designs using your fingers (think the same kind of gestures you’d use on a MacBook Pro trackpad).

Q. Video editing on the Cintiq 24HD touch is an intriguing idea. What about music production?

A. Unless the music production software can detect different levels of pressure using the pen input, we wouldn’t see the need for it. The Wacom Cintiq is designed for digital visual design work that can take advantage of the software’s ability to detect the different levels of pressure while working directly on the screen. It may help your workflow to use a tablet as it’s ergonomically designed for comfort, though.

Q. Does the Cintiq 24HD touch have an option to disable multitouch to be able to rest your hand on the screen without it affecting drawing?

A. There’s actually an additional button on the touch model at the top right of the display that lets you turn the functionality on and off. If you take a look at the 24HD touch review video here, and skip to 2:25, you can see what we mean.

Wacom Intuos Pro/Intuos 5

Q. How do I set up custom functions on Wacom’s Intuos graphics tablets?

A. It’s actually incredibly easy to set up your own custom functions on Wacom’s Intuos tablets. This tutorial video we’ve put together shows how the Wacom Intuos5 tablet’s customisation features for Express Keys and multitouch gestures work.


Q. Is this pen compatible with that tablet?

A. Wacom offer an extensive range of accessories and we can get our hands on most of them. Typically, the clue is in the title, e.g, Intuos3 pens work on Intuos3 tablets, and will not work on newer Intuos4, 5 or old Intuos2 tablets. But since Wacom launched Intuos4, they’ve used the same technology in those pens and tablets on Intuos5, Intuos Pro and Cintiq 24HD, 22HD and 13HD – so all pens that work on Intuos4 or 5 will work on the newer Intuos Pro and Cintiq tablets (2013 models). However, Bamboo/Intuos (2013) pens will not work on Intuos Pro or Cinitq tablets. It can be a little confusing now since some of the product names are similar (Intuos (2013) is now a Bamboo and used to refer to the pro range!), so best thing is to contact us if in doubt.

Purchasing options

Q. Can we get a loan unit to demo or ‘try before we buy’?

 A. We do have certain units available for demo and short term loan basis. For a demo from our in-house Wacom expert, contact us to arrange an appointment (we tend to only do demos on the Cintiq range). If that’s not possible, we can arrange a short term loan of one of our demo units.

Q. Can I lease Wacom tablets?

A. You can! We offer leasing options on a range of Wacom tablets – get in touch with us on the details below to find out the best option for you.

Q. Is there education pricing available on any Wacom tablets? 

A. Yes, we do offer education pricing on the full Intuos and Intuos Pro ranges, but unfortunately not on the Cintiq range.

Q. Can we get quantity discounts on Wacom tablets?

A. If you want to get the latest and best prices, the best thing to do is give the sales team a call on the details below, and see how they can help.


– Got a burning Wacom question that’s not covered here? Get in touch with Wacom tech support on 0207 744 0831!

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Which iPad is for you? Jigsaw24’s iPad buyer’s guide

Which iPad is for you? Jigsaw24’s iPad buyer’s guide

iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad 2, what features you can expect from each, what uses we’d recommend them for, and a little on the all-important price factor too.

It was only in 2010 that Apple first introduced iPad, and since then the device has evolved in every way, becoming the biggest selling tablet in the process. iPad Air, the most recent addition to the line-up (from late 2013), is at the top end of the spectrum, with a great-looking Retina display, while iPad mini and its iPad mini with Retina display sibling are slightly smaller versions. You can also still get hold of the slightly older Apple iPad 2, which is a great option if you want to keep your costs down.

That’s a lot of tablets to choose from, and that’s before you even think about whether you need Cellular data support or are happy with just WiFi, or had a think about what storage capacity you’ll need (iPad storage ranges from 16GB to 128GB). Oh, and the most important consideration of all: what colour should you go for?

To find out which is right for you, have a read of our comparison below, or alternatively get in touch with us for advice, or just have a click around on our site to compare different iPad models.

Apple iPad Air
Apple iPad Air

iPad Air is Apple’s lightest and most powerful of the larger devices, and is where the Retina display and speedy processor really come into their own. 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the 4th gen iPad (weighing in at half a kilo), iPad Air is more portable, and its A7 processor and 64-bit architecture give it a significant performance boost. The Retina display’s 2048×1536 pixel resolution (264 pixels per inch) is higher than that of an HD TV, which makes for crisp photos and text. And all with a ten hour battery life!

We’d recommend for… Multimedia content. Consuming high quality HD video and images are where iPad Air’s Retina display and speedy processor really come into their own.


Buy iPad Air 16GB here – From £317 (£380.40 inc VAT)

Buy iPad Air 32GB here – From £384.50 (£461.40 inc VAT)

Buy iPad Air 64GB here – From £448.50 (£538.20 inc VAT)

Buy iPad Air 128GB here – From £513 (£615.60 inc VAT)

 Apple iPad Air on Jigsaw24
Apple iPad mini
Apple iPad mini/iPad mini with Retina display

If you’re after something even more portable, you’ll want to look at Apple’s iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display. These measure just 7.85″ compared to the 9.7″ screen size of iPad Air and iPad 2, so they’re both more portable and a bit more comfortable for one-handed use (reading iBooks and using FaceTime, in particular). The iPad mini with Retina display, for a slightly higher price tag (for the 16GB base model you’re looking at a difference of about £70), ramps up the resolution from 1024×768 pixels to the same 2048×1536 pixels you get from iPad Air too, for a better reading and viewing experience.

We’d recommend for… Portability. With its smaller size, Apple iPad mini is perfect for using on the go, and especially reading iBooks.


– Buy iPad mini 16GB here – From £203 (£243.60 inc VAT)

– Buy iPad mini with Retina display here – From £265.83 (£319 inc VAT)

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Apple iPad 2
Apple iPad 2

iPad 2 comes with a 9.7″ display with 1024×768 pixel resolution and an A5 processor chip, packing in great features for consuming and creating content. You get back and front-facing iSight and FaceTime cameras for capturing photos and video, and it’s ready for Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 7, which includes tons of useful creativity and productivity apps. You can also pick up some great deals on iPad 2 (see below!).

N.B. One thing to note is that iPad 2 uses Apple’s 30-pin USB cable and charger, rather than the Lightning port that you get with iPad Air and iPad mini, so this could be something you’d like to think about if you’re looking at peripherals to use with it.

We’d recommend for… All uses. Apple iPad 2 is the most affordable option for any buyer who wants a 9.7″ tablet, but also wants to keep costs down. It can easily handle most tasks and is packed with features.


– Buy iPad 2 16GB WiFi here – From £261.50 (£313.80 inc VAT)

– Buy iPad 2 16GB WiFi and cellular here – From £344.50 (£413.40 inc VAT)

Next, you’ll need to think about…

Storage capacity

iPad comes with storage iterations of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB (iPad mini without a Retina display only comes in 16GB variations), and which you should opt for really depends on what you’re going to be using iPad for. Note that iPad doesn’t support SD cards or expandable storage. If you’re a musician or music aficionado, working with or viewing lots of HD video, or just an app buff and think you’ll need access to large numbers of storage-intensive apps, your media and content is soon going to start taking up a lot of space.

The size of content can vary a bit, but generally an HD movie can be around 3-4GB for HD quality or 1-2GB for standard definition, a TV episode could be anything up to about 2GB in HD (around 1GB in SD), and a standard audio LP around 500-600MB. A few examples of apps could vary from Angry Birds (35.5MB) to Facebook (52.7MB) to Apple’s iMovie video app (635MB).

Of course, once you’ve bought your content from Apple’s iTunes or the App Store, you can save everything to the cloud for backup. That means you don’t have to have all your content on your device at once, and can sync certain content with your iPad as you choose.

WiFi or WiFi + Cellular

The Cellular models are a little more expensive as they let you connect to WiFi and also use data wirelessly on a SIM card in the same way as you do with a smartphone. The WiFi model, as you would imagine, needs to be in range of a WiFi network to be able to access the internet. As a very rough guide, there can be around £80-£100 difference between the two models, so it’s worth thinking about when you’ll need to be using data. The Cellular version will also come with the additional cost of a data plan or a pre-paid SIM, which are usually upwards of £10 per month.


Last but not least, colour. iPad 2 comes in white or black varieties, iPad mini in white and silver or black and slate, and iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display are available in the more futuristic-sounding space grey or silver. What you choose ultimately boils down to personal taste. If you’re a beige fanatic, or simply must have a device to match your stylish hot pink upholstery, there’s always a wide range of iPad cases and covers to suit you too.

That’s about the long and short of it, but if you still can’t make up your mind as to which iPad is right for you, please do feel free to get in touch! Give the team a call on 03332 409 306 or email For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24  on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook


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Get a free Thunderbolt card with your Apollo interface

Get a free Thunderbolt card with your Apollo interface

From now until 31st March 2014, anyone registering a new Universal Audio Apollo DUO, Apollo QUAD, or Apollo 16 audio interface bought from us will receive a free pre-installed Thunderbolt Option Card worth £409!

The Apollo Thunderbolt Option Card provides greater UAD plug-in instances, improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency versus FireWire. Compatible with the latest generation of iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini, the Thunderbolt Option Card offers unrivalled bandwidth and next-generation connectivity for Apollo.

Universal Audio Thunderbolt Option Card

So how do you get your hands on this astronomic offer? Just click on the banner to buy your Apollo interface without the Thunderbolt Option Card, or get in touch with us on the details below, and you’ll receive the free card from us. As an authorised Universal Audio reseller, we can provide all your Apollo needs!

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Thunderbolt vs Thunderbolt 2: ATTO’s comparison guide

Thunderbolt vs Thunderbolt 2: ATTO’s comparison guide

With Mac Pro finally upon us, you might be wondering just how the new Thunderbolt 2 connection stacks up against regular old Thunderbolt. Luckily, ATTO have been experimenting with Thunderbolt 2 and released their findings in a handy document for you.

The first thing to remember, ATTO say in their comparison guide, is that Thunderbolt 2 doesn’t mean 2x the bandwidth of Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt 2 enables two 20Gbps bi‐direction channels instead of four 10Gbps channels, and performance is limited due to protocol, host and bandwidth capability. ATTO’s key findings are as follows:

– 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology‐enabled devices are backwards compatible with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology‐enabled hosts. It works!

– Overall aggregate performance for Thunderbolt 2 is the same as Thunderbolt.

– A single Thunderbolt 2 or multiple DP1.1a connections will support 4K video performance.

– Overall storage throughput still depends on the quantity and types of drives that are connected.

– It’s not practical to daisy chain a 4K monitor and high‐speed storage. Independent connections are required!

You can download ATTO’s guide, ‘What is Thunderbolt 2? How does it compare to Thunderbolt?’ here.

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Up to 60% off GenArts Sapphire 7 for limited time!

Up to 60% off GenArts Sapphire 7 for limited time!

GenArts have got into the Christmas spirit early, slashing the price of Sapphire 7 for After Effects by up to 60%! You’ll have to act quickly to cash in on their good will, however, as this offer is only on until 6th December.

The deal means GenArts Sapphire 7 for After Effects will now set you back just £655 ex VAT. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us on the details below if you’re after a network licence, or want to upgrade your current version of Sapphire for just £170!

What is Sapphire 7 for After Effects?

GenArts Sapphire lets you supplement your After Effects arsenal with over 250 high-quality effects, all equipped with extensive control variables so you can customise the parameters to create any look in less time. Here are just a few of the new effects and transitions on offer in the latest version, Sapphire 7:

EdgeAwareBlur. A new tool that allows you to blur while preserving detail — you can create a watercolour or cartoon-like effect.

Beauty. Leveraging the EdgeAware technology, this new effect beautifies talking heads by softening and colour correcting skin regions.

Sharpen. Updated with the ability to sharpen features of different amounts and sizes for more control.

LensFlare. Enhanced with faster rendering, animation options, atmospheric noise, presets to duplicate popular real-world lenses, and more.

Zap. Now includes 3D rotation and the option to follow a path, allowing it to take any shape you want.

MotionBlur. MotionBlur has been added to many effects, creating a more realistic look.

GenArts Sapphire for After Effects on Jigsaw24

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Atomos Samurai Blade gets new edge with AtomOS 5.1 firmware

Atomos Samurai Blade gets new edge with AtomOS 5.1 firmware

Atomos have unsheathed a brand new firmware update for their Samurai Blade field recorder. AtomOS 5.1 adds an LCD screen adjustment option, colour adjustments and more, and is available to download now for all Blade users.

The most notable features of the new firmware will be the adjustable Gamma, Y Lift and Y Gain slider controls (and a new reset button), with the added LCD screen adjustment page located in Menu > Display Options > Adjust Screen. Canon C-Log users will have a field day with the C-Log colour display and additionally, users can now switch instantly between Rec. 709 and C-Log with just one touch.

AtomOS 5.1 also features calibration Matrix and 1D LUTs for the SamuraiBlade, and more battery display options with D-Tap Mode and AC.

On top of that, new improvements in AtomOS 5.1 include updating the horizontal audio level meter clip indicator to be more visible and in correct colours, improved accuracy and responsiveness of audio level meters, and improved SSD performance by partitioning sectors to a 1MB boundary.

The AtomOS 5.1 firmware update is available to download now from the Atomos website, along with full release notes, and a handy video tutorial explaining how to update your Blade.

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Cubase and Cubase Artist 7.5 are on their way!

Cubase and Cubase Artist 7.5 are on their way!

One for Cubase users’ Christmas lists: Steinberg have announced that version 7.5 of Cubase and Cubase Artist are going to be here just in time for the festive season. With new track handling and recording tools, instruments and first-class effects processors, it’s an ideal digital stocking filler for producers and audiophiles everywhere.

What’s new in Cubase 7.5?

It’s been a year since Cubase reached its 7th version, and in that time Steinberg have been working on a number of updates. The main ones to look out for, according to Steinberg, include:

TrackVersions. For creating, renaming and managing parallel versions of tracks.

Track visibility. Shows only the tracks you want to see in the Project window.

Instrument (t)rack 2.0. Supports multi-outputs and multi-inputs, and merges instrument tracks with the Instrument Rack.

HALion Sonic SE 2. Giving you tons of fresh new sounds plus a totally new synth.

Groove Agent SE 4. With 30 new drum kits and smart user interface for creating beats and hits in no time.

New EDM construction kits. Adding flavour to your productions and giving you new song ideas.

LoopMash FX. For realtime modern-style breaks, tape-stops, stutters and more.

REVelation. Super-smooth and silky-sounding algorithmic reverb that brings back the memories of those old fancy hardware units.

Magneto 2. Adding warmth to your tracks.

VST Connect SE 2. Unique remote recording plug-in now with MIDI data transmission.

Transient navigation. Tab to transients on audio events in the Project window thanks to the new instant hitpoint navigation.

How do I get Cubase 7.5?

Steinberg Cubase and Cubase Artist 7.5 are officially released on 4th December. If you’re already working in Cubase 7, you can download the 7.5 update to get hold of all the new features. We’ll have details on UK pricing when the update hits. Anyone who’s new to Cubase (or has bought since 15th October 2013), will be entitled to the update free of charge!

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Canon release new C300 firmware, add shooting enhancements

Canon release new C300 firmware, add shooting enhancements

Got the latest firmware for your Canon C300 camcorder? Canon have realised they pushed the button a bit early with their 13th November update, v., which included incorrect colour balance. But all has now been rectified, with the release of v.

As well as fixing the colour balance discrepancy, the new firmware brings a huge list of updates to your EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera and EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camera, with new shooting enhancements including ISO up to 80,000, on-set support, and support for Cinema and EF lenses too. You can download the snappily-titled v. firmware update from Canon’s site here. Alternatively, if you’re rocking a C100, you can find out more about the latest firmware for that here.

What’s new?

– Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function.

– Support for a 1440×1080/35Mbps recording mode.

– ISO up to 80,000 has been added.

– Added functionality to support the optional Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1.

– A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.

– Using the optional Canon WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter, the camera’s remote-control application allows two users to access the same unit via a Wi-Fi link providing simultaneous camera operation and control, and metadata input simultaneously.

– [Lens Exchange] and [ND+]/[ND-] have been added as functions that can be allocated to any assignable button.

– A new Wide DR Gamma setting provides an expanded dynamic range of 800%.

– Flicker Reduction has been improved (EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera only).

– Push Auto Iris and One-Shot AF operation.

– A new AE Shift function and the selection of various light-metering modes are now available when used with some Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and Canon EF Lenses.

– Ability to assign the two control dials to operate either Iris or ISO sensitivity independently.

– Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and 15 Canon EF Lenses.

– A function has been added to enable continuous focus and iris setting on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses (EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM) is attached.

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Get free training on your JVC camcorder

Get free training on your JVC camcorder

If you’re using a JVC GY-HM600 or GY-HM650 camcorder, and reckon you could do with a few helpful pointers, JVC are now offering free one-day training courses worth £175!

Aiming to help people make better content with their new camcorders, the courses are ideal for both beginners and those with more intermediate video skills, covering key points including correct camera setup, an overview of camera functions, and best shooting practices.

The first of these one-day courses will be held at JVC’s London headquarters on Wednesday 11th December. It’s completely free to anyone who’s bought a GY-HM600 or GY-HM650 camera (proof of purchase is required) but if you haven’t, and you still want to go, it’s open to anyone else at the normal rate of £175. You can sign up for the JVC training here.

How the training day will work

Hosted by Kevin Cook, a long-time member of the Institute of Videography, the course aims to help you get the most from your camera, and will cover the following topics: Basic overview of camera functionality, Recording media and formats, General camera setups, Audio, Recording,Editing and workflow, Best shooting practices and Accessories. For any more details about the event, and to sign up, click here.

– Interested in streaming and FTP from your JVC GY-HM650? Find out how in our whitepaper.

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Sony November news: PVM-A series, F5/55 accessories and more

Sony November news: PVM-A series, F5/55 accessories and more

Want the latest news on Sony products? You’ve come to the right place, as we round up all November’s biggest headlines from Sony, including the launch of the PVM-A monitor range, new accessories for the F5 and F55 camcorders, and shipping info on the ODS-D77U Optical Disc Archive…

Sony unveil the PVM-A monitor range

To kick off, Sony have announced two new additions to the TRIMASTER EL Professional OLED line – the 25″ PVM-A250 and the 17″ PVM-A170. These new monitors feature all the high accuracy, contrast and picture quality of their predecessors, but in a lightweight, slimmed down form factor. In fact, they’ve had approximately 40% shaved off the depth and weight compared to previous Sony models, which is going to be ideal for live production and OB truck usage.

Sony PVM-A250

“Higher resolution content creation – 4K and beyond – requires monitors with larger screen sizes for accurate colour evaluation on site,” said Daniel Dubreuil, senior product marketing manager, professional monitors, Sony Europe. “But bigger monitors are harder to carry and take up more space. These new models have the screen size needed for critical evaluation, with a thinner and lighter design that’s perfect for live broadcast and outdoor shooting. They even have a handle for easy carrying.”

The PVM-A250 and PVM-A170 also include I/P conversion that delivers automatically optimised signal processing according to input signals, with low latency (less than 0.5 field). They’ll both be available come January 2014, but if you just can’t wait for that, take a look at the current range in our Sony TRIMASTER EL OLED comparison chart.

Introducing new Sony F5/F55 camera accessories

Looking for the perfect addition for your PMW-F5 or PMW-F55 camcorder? Sony have now extended their accessory line-up with tools for 4K Live production, flexible lens adaptors and cable solutions. All in time for Christmas…

The CA-4000 4K Live Fiber Adaptor docks to the back of your F55 to turn it into a 4K Live system camera, with 4K fiber transmission up to 2000m. Other features include support for HDCU-2000/2500 Camera Control Unit operation, high frame rate recording up to 240 frames in 1080p and HD cut-out functionality.

On the lens front, the latest adaptors for the F5 and F55 let you use your favourite glass with the FZ mount, making them flexible enough for everything from news and sport to documentary and run-and-gun filmmaking. The range includes an FZ to PL adaptor with 12-pin connector, a B4 adaptor for use with 2/3 inch lenses, and a remote control version too.

Browse the F5, F55 and Sony’s F-series accessories at

Sony ODS-D77U

ODS-D77U Optical Disc Archive to ship soon

If you’re after long-term, reliable storage for huge volumes of media assets, look no further than Sony’s new ODS-D77U. The latest in their line-up of next-generation Optical Disc Archive solutions, it brings high speed reading and writing capabilities to the table, being able to achieve a maximum of over 1Gbps – more than twice that of Sony’s ODS-D55U. The ODS-D77U also features a high speed standard USB 3.0 interface for fast and easy connections, and an updated version of its graphical user interface Content Manager 2.0, which supports more formats and features, and has improved metadata operation. The ODS-D77U will be shipping in mid-December.

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