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Computer Hardware, Tech Support, Video Editing

AMD & OpenCL vs Nvidia & CUDA: Which will perform best?

Picking the right  graphics card (GPU) is critical for video editing applications. When both PCs and Macs shipped with nVidia GPUs loaded with CUDA cores this was pretty simple. Apple has since abandoned nVidia and gone with AMD. The new Mac Pro gets most of its performance gains from having two powerful AMD Sapphire graphics cards. Read More

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By Gary, July 24, 2015
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Computer Hardware, Video Editing

Head to Head – 2014 vs 2015 Macbook Pro for Video Editing

I found this great video from a post in one of my favorite Facebook groups, Moving to Adobe Premiere Pro. Max Yuryev did a great job comparing the editing performance of the current Macbook Pro with AMD graphics vs last years model with Nvidia GPU. For me the results were not surprising at all. For Read More

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By Gary, July 22, 2015
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Computer Hardware, Streaming, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Video Editing, Video Production

Streaming Media Producer Tests HP z840 Workstation

Our friend Jan Ozer at Streaming Media Producer just got a hold of an HP z840 Workstation to replace his aging z800 and performs a comprehensive test and review of the new machine. Jan uses his workstation for video editing, encoding and file analysis  and benchmarked the performance in all three of these activities over Read More

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By Jim, July 9, 2015
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4K, UHD and 3D, Computer Hardware, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks

4K editing efficiencies and advice

Anthony does a nice job in this article going over some of the tricks he’s learned about working with 4K footage. He’s focusing on optimizing your 4K workflow for efficiency and keeping your costs to a tight budget. IEBA Tech Thoughts by Anthony Burokas Editing 4K footage really depends on the camera you use and Read More

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By Gary, June 10, 2015
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4K, UHD and 3D, Computer Hardware, Video Storage

How the new Thunderbolt 3 spec will effect video editors

Intel just announced their new Thunderbolt 3 spec. It’s going to be twice as fast as Thunderbolt 2 and uses the new USB-C connector. This is pretty exciting news for video editors. We’re going to need as much bandwidth as possible for our 4K futures. I’ve pulled together links here to some of the best Read More

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By Gary, June 3, 2015
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4K, UHD and 3D, Computer Hardware, Tech Support, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Video Editing, Video Storage

Optimize your Mac ProThunderbolt throughput

This is a great article. The Mac Pro “Garbage Can” comes with multiple thunderbolt ports. How you use them, and which ports you plug in your storage, I/O or display can have an impact on the overall thoughput of your system. In this article on fcpworks you can learn which ports share resources and how to Read More

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By Gary, May 28, 2015
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Computer Hardware, DIY Systems, Tech Support, Tech Tips, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Video Editing, Videoguys FAQs

Videoguys’ System Recommendations for Video Editing (April 2015 update)

For almost 20 years we’ve been posting and updating our recommended computer specs for Video editing. Combined with our DIY articles, Videoguys has become the go to resource on the web for this vital information. Of course we also have live people here who are available to answer all your video editing questions and recommend the right Read More

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By Gary, May 22, 2015
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Computer Hardware, Tech Support, Video Editing

Videoguys Tech Update: DIY 11 & System Recommendations for Video Editing

We’ve published two new articles on our website that video editors and digital content creators will want to read and bookmark. Our latest DIY build is DIY 11 and it is a creaming fast machine capable of 4K work. Our recommended systems page has been updated to include all the latest guidance for buying and Read More

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By Gary, May 20, 2015
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Computer Hardware, Video Storage

Avid Storage Manager talks ISIS 1000

Ed Harper, Avid’s storage manager, already posted a great article to the Avid Blog talking about how the newly announced Avid ISIS 1000 will help grow your business. In fact, it can help Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro editors as well as Avid editors. Creative teams of all sizes have many of Read More

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By Jim, April 13, 2015
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Computer Hardware, Video Editing

New at NAB: Avid Artist DNxIO Hardware

Avid introduced the Avid Artist | DNxIO, a hardware interface designed to accelerate high-resolution video production. When combined with the industry’s preeminent Media Composer video editing software, the Avid Artist | DNxIO delivers best-in-class high-res video ingest, editing, monitoring, and output, giving video professionals the flexible, open, and integrated creative tools they need to efficiently create Read More

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