Computers, Video Editing

The DV Show

June 17, 2005

The world of Desktop Video Starts here – Podcasting Geniuses The DV show is the only weekly Podcast having more useful information about desktop video editing and production than anywhere else on the Web. Digital video editing, nonlinear editing, streaming media, software releases, tutorials, business tips, technical help, download of the day and news on Read More

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Intel Inside the Mac

June 7, 2005

DMN Featured News: by Dave Nagel Apple to phase out PowerPC; creative pros react It’s all true. Apple CEO Steve Jobs today took the stage at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco to announce that the Mac platform will move to Intel chips in a planned two-year phase out of its PowerPC-based hardware. Read More

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Videoguys DIY Challenge III – Double Trouble – Dual Xeon Workstation $3,000

June 3, 2005

Our DIY3 project is finally complete! “Double Trouble” was our first Dual Processor system. Unlike the previous two projects, this one was far more difficult. It was very hard finding a motherboard that all our vendors liked and that also included the latest PCI Express technology. As you will recall from our DIY2 article, PCI Read More

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AMD's Dual Core Athlon 64 X2 Strikes Hard

May 12, 2005

Tom’s Hardware By: Patrick Schmid Beware, Intel! AMD’s desktop dual core comes in with clock speeds unreduced from those of its single core chips, ready to strike a devastating blow at the very playground Intel had prepared with Hyper Threading. Read on to find out why the Athlon 64 X2 will be king of the Read More

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Configuring a DV Workstation

May 5, 2005

EventDV by Jan Ozer Like most technology writers, I frequently receive emails from readers with comments, questions, or both. One fairly consistent question is which equipment to purchase to streamline their capture, editing, and authoring tasks. Issues range from the benefit of dual vs. single processors, how additional RAM will impact performance, and what type Read More

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Buying the Right Workstation for Video

April 27, 2005

DV Mag By Don Keller April 2005 Understanding PC workstation components is the first step to customize a system for your specific needs. dv breaks down the latest workstation technology for this buyer’s guide. Video professionals have a need for speed and a lot of fast storage. Video editors, motion graphics artists, compositors, and 3D Read More

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Battle of the Boards

April 5, 2005

PC World by Jon L. Jacobi A PC is only as good as its motherboard. Our lab tests of PCI Express models will help you find the right one–whether you’re building a system from scratch or upgrading the machine you’ve got. Techies and PC gamers routinely soup up their systems to maximize performance and appearance. Read More

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Make Your Photos Great!

March 25, 2005

PC Magazine By Ben Z. Gottesman Sometimes it’s our fault that our photos didn’t work out; we didn’t notice distracting, extraneous objects in the image or forgot to ask for a certain pose. Sometimes it’s the camera’s fault; as impressive as many of today’s cameras are, they’re not perfect. And sometimes it’s no one’s fault; Read More

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ASUS P5AD2-E Premium

March 17, 2005

Maximim PC BY GORDON MAH UNG Asus pulls performance out of the ether to trounce the competition Maximum PC readers will find the P5AD2-E Premium strikingly similar to the motherboard we used in last year’s Dream Machine. That’s because it’s pretty much the same board, except this one supports CPUs with a 1066MHz front-side bus. Read More

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Mac vs. PC IV

March 14, 2005

DMN by Charlie White Mac gets beaten again, but it’s a closer race this time Since we last tested an Apple Power Mac G5 nearly a year ago (May, 2004), Apple upgraded the processors inside to 2.5GHz, and added an innovative liquid cooling system to make sure the super-hot chips stay cool. Other than that, Read More

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