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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 30, 2019 9:34:39 PM

So I went diving this weekend and after I was done I took my tank in to get it filled and the shop wouldn't do it. I'm frustrated and annoyed …

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by Matthew Mister, on Sep 30, 2019 8:11:13 AM

Data Burn Calculator: http://info.promax.com/data-burn-analysis Have you ever been trying to record a video on your phone just to get an error message telling you you're out of storage? I've had …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 27, 2019 1:30:54 PM

I once believed that the best collaboration happens in person. But that changed with today’s globally connected world, certain circumstances compel post-production teams to work in physically diverse locations. A …

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by Matthew Mister, on Sep 27, 2019 8:07:00 AM

Who remembers the show hoarders? When I think of that show all I can see are piles of junk thrown around in an unorganized mess. The crazy thing about it …

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Topics:media asset managementmetadatapost productionpromax platformshared storageworkflow tipsmedia managementprofessional video

by Matthew Mister, on Sep 26, 2019 2:24:02 PM

If you have either looked into buying or already own a server, you've probably head of a RAID array. A RAID array is system that uses multiple hard disk to …

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by Matthew Mister, on Sep 26, 2019 1:35:52 PM

A RAID is a data storage technology that takes multiple physical disk drive components into a single logical unit. RAIDs are designed for two purposes: improved performance and data redundancy …

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by Matthew Mister, on Sep 26, 2019 10:32:19 AM

Your video editing workstation needs to be able to process lots of information to make sure you are hitting optimal performance. Have the right CPU is critical to making sure …

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by Matthew Mister, on Sep 26, 2019 9:56:26 AM

For smooth video editing, your computer needs to be able to process the large amounts of data that are in video files. A high-performance processor is required to is a …

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Topics:Video editing computerGPUprocessing cores

by Matthew Mister, on Sep 25, 2019 3:23:25 PM

Servers are computers designed to provide services to other computers on a network. They are used for many different reasons, so check out this list of the top 5 types …

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by Matthew Mister, on Sep 25, 2019 3:11:51 PM

Servers are computers designed to process and deliver data to other workstations over a network. There are several different types of servers available. Any computer can technically function as a …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 25, 2019 3:04:37 PM

In today’s modern time the storage technologies are rapidly evolving to the needs and wants of users. RAID and NAS are the two most used of these and overlap in …

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by Matthew Mister, on Sep 25, 2019 3:01:03 PM

A server is a computer connected to a network of other workstations called 'clients'. Client computers request information from the server over the network. Servers tend to have more storage, …

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by Matthew Mister, on Sep 25, 2019 2:47:38 PM

The Mac mini is a desktop computer made by Apple. The most current version of the Mac mini was released in October 2018. It is popular because of it's small, …

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by Matthew Mister, on Sep 25, 2019 2:29:57 PM

Xsan is Apple's storage area network or SAN for macOS. It allows multiple workstations to access shared storage over a network. Once connected, the computers on the network can read …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 25, 2019 9:43:08 AM

I want to talk a bit about why I love cloud for backup and why I'm not crazy about it for long term archive. Let's take some generic numbers here …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 25, 2019 9:03:50 AM

I'm getting my oil changed and while their doing it, they reach in to pull out one of the filters. They look at it and show it to me asking …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 19, 2019 12:49:30 PM

Time for a little ranting & raving today. There's something in our industry that legitimately bothers me. There are various pricing strategies and structures for the different network server players …

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Topics:HDDSDDvideo performanceVideo editing computerstorage expansionJBODRAID

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 18, 2019 9:06:00 AM

There's 3 types of enclosures that hold a whole bunch of hard drives. There's: JBODs RAID enclosures Servers Let's talk about each one a little more. JBODs JBODs are the …

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Topics:storage expansionJBODRAID ControllerRAID

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Who decided that archive & backup are the same thing?! I don't know who decided this, but I've seen it for years. I'm guilty, I jumped on this bandwagon. We've …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 16, 2019 1:44:27 PM

I was talking to a customer yesterday and he asked what I think the best backup format is. That's a loaded question because there's commonly 3 ways to do it …

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Topics:backupLTOCloud Storagedata backup

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

I've seen a lot of conversation with my customer on this balance between agency video companies or in-house video teams. A lot of this revolves around the concept of: "Is …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

I was discussing with one of our customers the difference between SSD storage and traditional hard drives. We all know the basic differences, SSDs have more performance especially in a …

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Topics:shared storageprofessional videoHDDSSDvideo performance

by Matthew Mister, on Sep 11, 2019 8:57:02 AM

Heads up! Read all the way to the bottom for an added surprise! Tim Cook and the team over at Apple had their keynote yesterday and announced some pretty crazy …

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Topics:shared storageprofessional videoAppleiPhoneiPhone 11 Pro Max

by Matthew Mister, on Sep 10, 2019 8:19:08 AM

Today's content creators are all looking ahead for the next big thing. Currently that is the move to 4K & 6K video and redefining what "HD" really means. As the …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 9, 2019 7:07:20 AM

Your comfort zone is exactly where you and your business will grow.......NO! of course not! What are you doing to pull yourself and your business out of that comfort zone …

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Topics:professional videovideo performancetech support

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 9, 2019 7:05:17 AM

I'm out of the office today at a Vistage convention but I still need to do some work. We all have our phones, laptops and access to email. But sometimes …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 5, 2019 4:47:03 PM

RAID (redundant array of independent disks) are multiple hard drives combined and operating as one super hard drive. If you deal with large media files, you’ll likely need more storage …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 4, 2019 1:33:49 PM

So this weekend I was working on a home project. When we pulled up the extremely thick carpet in our house the gaps between the doors were about an inch …

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Topics:post productionshared storagemedia managementprofessional videovideo performance

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 3, 2019 3:20:19 PM

When it comes to video editing – the time is money. Video Editing is among the most popular and hardware intensive jobs for a computer or workstation. No surprise many …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Sep 3, 2019 9:11:00 AM

One of my mentors always use to say "Buy nice, or buy twice!" Sometimes I do this, sometimes I don't. We all pick and choose things that we go big …

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Topics:SANNASmedia managementvideo performance

by Matthew Mister, on Sep 3, 2019 7:36:37 AM

With yesterday being Labor Day we wanted to show some love for our support team. They've been putting in a lot of work recently and have been absolutely crushing it! …

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Topics:professional videovideo performancetech support

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