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Problem with Wacom Tablet in Chrome? Here are Some Things to Try

Published on June 29, 2017, by in Software, Tech.

I use a Wacom tablet as my mouse. Recently I had to build a new laptop, and half the time when I tried to click something in Chrome it didn’t work. The first thing I found to try was turning off “Use hardware acceleration when available” in the Advanced settings in Chrome. This didn’t fix

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$99 to Make Your Podcast Sound A Lot Better

Most Black Friday deals nowadays aren’t great. But if you’ve got a podcast, and want it to sound better, there are a couple deals you really need to check out. And even if you miss these deals, these tools even at full price are worth it. Renaissance Vox – $29 on sale Renaissance Vox from

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HDR Explained for Regular People

What is HDR? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. When an HDR source like a game or video is displayed on an HDR TV, there’s a much bigger difference between dark stuff and light stuff than there is on a regular TV. This dramatically increased contrast makes the whole image appear closer to how we actually

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Adobe Premiere Pro 2015.3 Drops Video Card Support

Published on July 6, 2016, by in Post, Software.

Apparently Premiere Pro 2015.3 drops support for some video cards, which they now consider “legacy.” Some of the info is behind a LinkedIn members-only group, so I’m reposting it here. These are the cards that have apparently been dropped: GTX-200 series GTX-300 series GTX-400 series GTX-500 series GTX-600 series FX4800 Quadro K2000 Quadro FX series and

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The $500 (ish) Podcast Studio – 2015 Edition

I’ve updated the $500 Podcast Studio store to better reflect the options available currently. You’ll notice that it’s a bit over $500 – at the time of this writing, this is the lowest I can spec without getting into gear that’ll cause you more problems than it’s worth. Microphones Amazon has the AT2020 microphone, plus

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OS X Mavericks Production Software & Driver Compatibility

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, OS X Mavericks (10.9) released yesterday, and it’s free. But should you upgrade? If you’re in production, check this list first to see if your software is compatible. Obviously this list is only current as of 10/23/2013 – I doubt I’ll be proactive enough to come back

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Mid-June Madness: E3, WWDC, and More!

June is going to be pretty nuts for those of us in the tech/content space. E3 and WWDC plus some big product launches from Adobe and Avid mean it’s going to pretty hard to keep track of everything. But not to fear! I made myself a handy list of all the events – and more

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How to Install Windows 8 + Boot Camp 5 on an Unsupported Mac

Published on April 29, 2013, by in Software, Tech.

While we’re stuck waiting for the “something really great” for pro users that Apple keeps promising, a lot of us are still limping along on older hardware. This is starting to present some compatibility problems, as software has started dropping support for the aging yet functional machines in our offices and studios. Case in point:

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ProRes Output from Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer – on Windows!

Just caught wind (via FreshDV) of a free little program with big features: namely, it can encode to ProRes on Windows. Sure, you could use ffmpeg standalone or with a frameserver, but that’s a lot of hoops to jump through. What we really need is something simple enough that any editor can handle it. Meet

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Amazon’s Elastic Transcoder: Clearing the Cloud Confusion

“Should we do it in the cloud?” I get this question a lot. And with good reason – cloud computing has turned massive computational tasks into simple clicks on an interface or calls to an API. So when you’re building out a data management infrastructure, you absolutely need to ask this question. Last week Amazon

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