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by Mike Dang, on Nov 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

So what kind of potential bottlenecks would I have when editing? The network could be one thing part of the server with the the drives your footage what not. The …

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Topics:hardwareworkflow tips

by Brian Reisdorf, on Nov 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

So let's talk about common bottlenecks in a video workflow. There's really three things. We want to focus on here. Ingest time Footage prep time, Render time. So ingest time …

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Topics:workflow tipsVideo editing

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Nov 27, 2019 3:04:09 PM

There are so many phones with great video cameras these days, but which camera is king of video? In general, the newest Apple or Samsung phones have consistently produced the …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Nov 27, 2019 2:18:38 PM

A great interface design is extremely difficult to build and is as much an art as it is science. User interface can often make the difference between user adoption and …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Nov 27, 2019 10:38:57 AM

When it comes to editing videos for social media, there are a ton of ways to do this. One of the most important factors in the right NLE is the …

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Topics:Video editingCloud video editingsoftware

by Taylor Hodgetts, on Nov 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

So what causes the bottleneck in your video workflow? There's going to be two things that are going to cause bottlenecks your connection to where your media is stored and …

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Topics:hardwareworkflow tipsVideo editing

by Matthew Mister, on Nov 26, 2019 1:58:57 PM

If you've worked with video editing software before you know that at some point in the process you'll have to render the sequence in your timeline. But what does rendering …

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Topics:renderingvideo renderingGPUVideo editing

by Mike Dang, on Nov 26, 2019 1:58:08 PM

Why do you render a video? It's quite simple. You want your video project to playback in real time with little stutter and with all effects and everything else in …

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Topics:video renderingVideo editing

by Taylor Hodgetts, on Nov 26, 2019 1:57:22 PM

There are a great variety of methods you can use to reduce render times for media. The first and most obvious way is upgrade your hardware. Depending on the specific …

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Topics:renderingvideo rendering

by Matthew Mister, on Nov 26, 2019 1:54:45 PM

If you work in video editing you already know that there are a wide variety of codecs available for editors. Each one of these codecs will result in a different …

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Topics:codecscontainersvideo formats

by Mike Dang, on Nov 26, 2019 1:54:07 PM

How do I find the codec of a video? It's pretty simple but there are a variety of ways to do this. Outside of an editing program, there's not an …

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Topics:transcodingcodecscontainers

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Nov 26, 2019 11:12:56 AM

Video rendering refers to the process through which a computer system methodically processes information from a coded data source to transform that information to put together and display an image …

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by Matthew Mister, on Nov 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

I just wanted to take a minute to talk to you about bottlenecks in the video workflow and how you can get through those. So if you follow our blog …

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Topics:workflow tipsVideo editing

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Nov 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Well… it's kind of a natural thing right. I'm into hockey, every hockey team has a weakest player; sadly that's usually me. The same thing applies to any "group of …

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Topics:workflow tipsVideo editing

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Nov 22, 2019 12:10:30 PM

To understand the difference among the codecs, containers, and then the format is pretty tricky as the line between them gets blurred pretty quick. When you find out codecs aren’t …

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by Taylor Hodgetts, on Nov 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

What kind of shared storage system should you buy in 2019? The answer is pretty clear cut its SSDs done. Okay, but for real, let's go over a couple examples …

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Topics:professional videoHDDSSDNVMEStorage drivesdisk storage

by Brian Reisdorf, on Nov 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

So you’re a production team lead who's been tasked with researching a new shared storage system for your team. There's one important question that you're going to need an answer …

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Topics:post productionshared storageworkflow tipsHDDSSDvideo performanceStorage drivesdisk storage

by Matthew Mister, on Nov 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

So recently I had someone ask me. How do I buy disk storage in 2019? And that's a really cool question because there's a bunch of different angles you can …

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Topics:HDDSSDNVMEStorage drivesdisk storage

by Mike Dang, on Nov 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Mike over at ProMAX here. So I'm looking for drives for my server. So things to consider would be size, performance and you know specs of course. So when I …

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Topics:professional videoHDDSSDNVMEStorage drivesdisk storage

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Nov 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The 3 major things you need to consider when it comes to buying any hard drive or SSD are: Performance Capacity How am I going to back this much storage …

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by Taylor Hodgetts, on Nov 15, 2019 3:19:16 PM

First thing is first, an NVMe drive is an SSD, the difference between an NVMe SSD and a traditional SSD is the interface used to access the drive's storage. A …

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Topics:SSDvideo performanceNVME

by Matthew Mister, on Nov 15, 2019 3:18:38 PM

When you are purchasing storage drives for your video team there are a few things to consider. Capacity Performance Cost Durability/ Lifespan For this article we will focus on the …

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Topics:SSDNVMEStorage drives

by Mike Dang, on Nov 15, 2019 3:17:59 PM

Will SATA work in NVMe? In short answer, no. The physical connectors are completely different and not compatible. There can be attempts to use adapters and attempts to use SATA …

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Topics:NVMEStorage drivesdisk storage

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Nov 15, 2019 2:13:03 PM

SSD (solid-state drive) is a type of nonvolatile storage media that stores persistent data on flash memory. It has two essential parts - a NAND flash memory and a flash …

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Topics:NVME

by Mike Dang, on Nov 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

What should you do if your video storage hardware fails or if you want to do some troubleshooting? Start by checking our knowledge base, this will cover practically every piece …

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Topics:hardwarehardware failure

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Nov 15, 2019 7:49:55 AM

Compression is applied to a variety of files. In any creative field, Photo Video Audio, you are working with compressed files constantly. Many files are acquired as compressed formats from …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Nov 15, 2019 7:24:58 AM

Rendering happens constantly throughout the video creation process. Sometimes you need to render effects so you time line plays better, or VFX so you can see how they play in …

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Topics:processing corescpu

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Nov 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

How should you prep for hardware failure? Communication is key. Only you know your teams tolerance to downtime. I've worked with teams that people get fired after 10 minutes and …

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Topics:hardwarehardware failure

by Taylor Hodgetts, on Nov 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

What do you do when Hardware fails? If you work in IT support you know this. Drives fail RAID controllers fail Network cards fail Switches fail Ports fail Cabling breaks …

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Topics:hardwarehardware failure

by Matthew Mister, on Nov 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Last week I talked to you all about what happened when my car broke down and how Cloud video editing came in and save the day and I was able …

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Topics:hardwareVideo editinghardware failure

by Brian Reisdorf, on Nov 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

I'm here in this nice tranquil place to talk about the thing that stresses out every post production supervisor or post production manager and that is a major hardware failure …

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Topics:hardwarehardware failure

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Nov 6, 2019 8:39:50 AM

The main benefit of NVMe is speed, where NVMe is fundamentally different than SSD is in that it is an end to end standard for both connectivity and flash based …

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Topics:NVMEStorage drives

by Mike Dang, on Nov 4, 2019 9:18:09 AM

Is the i5 good enough for video editing? Well we kind of have to go back see the progression of Intel’s chipset and how they’ve evolved since. The very first …

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Topics:video performanceVideo editing computerMacbook Air

by Mike Dang, on Nov 4, 2019 9:05:29 AM

When looking for a Mac laptop with the goal of video editing, there are a few items that should be looked into when trying to fit a workflow. These are …

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Topics:MacVideo editing computerVideo editingMacbook Air

by Taylor Hodgetts, on Nov 1, 2019 2:39:40 PM

What are the technical limitations when working with cloud video editing? Well, there is really only one... Your internet connection speed. Your workstations and NLEs should be playing back proxies …

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