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by Matthew Mister, on Aug 30, 2019 11:07:59 AM

What's the difference between RAM and VRAM? RAM is the primary memory used by your computer and is responsible for loading the OS and running programs. The more RAM you …

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Topics:video performanceMacVideo editing computerRAMgraphics cardsvideo renderingGPU

by Matthew Mister, on Aug 30, 2019 10:41:31 AM

If you are creating professional video, you want the best video editing computer you can buy! As you move into higher resolutions and more complex editing you'll notice that your …

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Topics:professional videovideo performanceMacWindowsVideo editing computergraphics cardsGPU

by Matthew Mister, on Aug 30, 2019 10:14:46 AM

Graphic rendering is a one of the most processor-intensive tasks on a computer. By adding a video card to your computer you can ease the strain on your processor and …

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Topics:video performanceRAMgraphics cardsvideo renderingGPU

by Matthew Mister, on Aug 30, 2019 10:02:03 AM

When it comes to making sure you have enough performance for video editing, making sure you have the right graphics card is critical. Why does a graphics card matter? In …

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by Matthew Mister, on Aug 30, 2019 8:54:36 AM

These days there are plenty of devices out there that will allow you to edit video, pretty much any computer can handle simple video editing and even your phone can …

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Topics:SSDvideo performancecontent creationMacWindowsVideo editing computer

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 29, 2019 11:42:26 AM

So I've been on the creative cow forums the other day and I saw someone asked a really good question. Why is video storage so much more expensive than other …

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Topics:post productionshared storageprofessional videovideo performance

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 29, 2019 9:46:18 AM

Medical expenses suck!!! We all know it and have to deal with it, but it is what it is. This year was huge for my family with my daughter's medical …

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Topics:shared storageprofessional videovideo performance

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 27, 2019 9:19:46 AM

You might not have known since I pre-recorded last week's videos, but after a lot of waiting my son is finally here! I took last week off to spend some …

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Topics:post productionshared storageworkflow tipsmedia managementprofessional videovideo performance

by Matthew Mister, on Aug 26, 2019 10:20:24 AM

So we all have heard the story of King Midas, everything he touched turned to gold. Unfortunately I don't share that ability with him because apparently everything I touch turns …

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Topics:Data Mirroringdata lossFile System Corruptionvideo performance

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM

I saw this thread on the Creative Cow and wanted to chime in. https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/375/1000 A lot of video professionals choose QNAP because of their pricing and then there are the …

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Topics:post productionshared storageprofessional videovideo performance

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 22, 2019 3:15:10 PM

Video editing is no small feat. Whether you are just starting or are a veteran in the editing world, you’ll need a laptop that can keep up with the hefty …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM

I want to talk a bit about the "Why" of SAN and NAS. If you've been in this industry awhile you probably know that SANs were really the only thing …

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Topics:SANNASpost productionshared storageprofessional video

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

My daughter got this new book called Noodlephant. It's a book about an elephant that likes noodles, crazy right?! So I was reading it to my daughter and about halfway …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM

We recently got in a bunch of SSDs and wanted to test them on a few different workstations over a 25Gb connection and see what happened. The results were pretty …

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Topics:hardwarepost productionSSDvideo performance

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 19, 2019 10:50:16 AM

I wanted to use today to do something a little different with our blog. Today I want to recognize John Z from Z Systems up in Minnesota for some genuine …

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Topics:professional video

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 16, 2019 9:25:00 AM

I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, so when I moved to Southern California about 15 years ago one of the first things I did was get certified in Scuba …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 14, 2019 9:57:00 AM

It happened, I got duped. it's happened to all of us! I was at the store and grabbed some tortillas that looked like they might be a bit healthier because …

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Topics:post productionmedia managementprofessional video

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 13, 2019 9:30:00 AM

If you've seen any of our blogs you can probably tell I love my Jeep. Nothing in my mind is better than a Jeep Wrangler, I want to keep it …

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Topics:hardwarepromax platformHDDSSD

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 12, 2019 9:31:00 AM

Sometimes it is just really hard to know what the right solution is for your team. Seeing a demo or talking to sales people can help you with that but …

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Topics:media managementprofessional video

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 9, 2019 1:08:34 PM

RAID (redundant array of independent disks or previously redundant array of inexpensive disks) simply means several hard drives compounded together, operating as one single super- hard-drive. The RAIDs come in …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 9, 2019 10:07:00 AM

I'm driving to work today and there's a car pulling out of the gas station and it looks like a parking gate is coming down next to it. I'm super …

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Topics:File System Corruption

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 8, 2019 9:33:00 AM

Everybody knows that SSDs are faster than spinning disk right? What a lot of people don't realize is that this performance increase is exponential when you have multiple editors hitting …

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Topics:HDDSSD

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 7, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Have you ever been holding onto information that you just cant wait to tell anybody? Where is this happening in your business? Are you delighting customers but you're not quite …

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Topics:media managementprofessional video

by Matthew Mister, on Aug 6, 2019 10:48:36 AM

Why does RAM matter for Video Editing? The amount of RAM in your system will determine if your video editing software will run smoothly. If you don't have enough RAM …

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Topics:HDDSSD

by Matthew Mister, on Aug 6, 2019 10:18:16 AM

How does processor performance affect Video Editing? For peak video editing performance, your workstation matters a lot. The resolution of the video you are working on will determine how long …

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Topics:HDDSDD

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 6, 2019 10:07:00 AM

I was talking to my buddy this morning. He was telling me about how he and one of his employees had a classic case of miscommunication. The employee needed to …

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Topics:post productionmedia managementprofessional video

by Matthew Mister, on Aug 6, 2019 9:19:13 AM

What is NFS? NFS (Network File System) is a protocol that is used to serve and share files on a network. Similar protocols include SMB (Server Message Block) and AFP …

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Topics:SANNASiSCSINFS

by Matthew Mister, on Aug 6, 2019 9:04:52 AM

What is SMB? Server Message Block (SMB) is a network file sharing protocol. SMB allows users to read and write files over a local area network (LAN). What is CIFS? …

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Topics:SANNAS

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 2, 2019 10:09:00 AM

We've all had great product experiences as well as some not so great product experiences. This case revolves around a vacuum sealer for freezing food. We've had one for a …

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Topics:post productionshared storage

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Aug 1, 2019 10:27:00 AM

Here's a question you probably didn't expect. Does Magic Fairy Dust increase performance on a video network? What do you think? Because I highly doubt it. I'm more convinced that …

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Topics:workflow tipsmedia management

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