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What is the New Mac Pro


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I found myself wanting to say a lot about the new Mac Pro reveal on Monday and twitter just wasn’t cutting it, so I’m going to post some of my thoughts here. I was amazed at the technology, but also initially a little upset (but not surprised) at the lack of the ability to upgrade this “Pro” desktop computer. It looks like Apple isn’t interested in making rack mountable equipment anymore, either. They got out of the server market a few years ago and with this announcement I think they’ve put to rest anybody’s dreams of a…

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Why Creatives Should Embrace “The Cloud”


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Last night I went to the monthly gathering of video production professionals in Atlanta called ATL Cutters. I’ve been going for a few months and this meeting was by far the most well attended of them all. Why? Adobe was in attendance to talk about some of the new features of your favorite video production tools on June 17th. A lot of it was talked about earlier this month at their annual MAX Conference, so I’m not going to go over it in detail on my blog. Suffice to say Adobe is listening to the…

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My Hobbit review (or why HFR isn’t as bad as some would have you believe)


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I’ve been meaning to write a follow up to my previous Hobbit article after seeing it, but with the holidays and some other things going on in my personal life I haven’t had the time. I’ve taken the time to read a few other really good reviews since then, but wanted to take the time to share my experience.

First off, I decided to see the movie 3 times. I had booked a ticket for a late showing on the Friday of the release, then a friend decided he wanted to see it right after work, so I went…

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Why I don’t think “The Hobbit” will suck in 48FPS


I’ve seen a lot of people hating on the idea of a major motion picture being shot in 48FPS. “The Hobbit” is coming out in a couple of weeks and I just watched this 14 minute video on the post production process for the movie and it finally hit me why I think Peter Jackson and crew are sticking with this decision.

When I watch that video, I see A LOT of CG. In a movie of this scale, that is inevitable. I mean they even said principal photography was finished BEFORE all the pre-viz. I’m imaging…

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