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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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A Mac/PC Compatible External Drive: Meet exFAT

It’s been an issue for years: you have an external drive, but it’s formatted for a Mac, and you need to read it on a PC. Or it’s reversed: a PC drive that you need to write to from a Mac. Sure, you could format it as FAT32 – but there’s a 4GB file-size limit,

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In Brilliant Move, Adobe Makes CS2 Illegally Free

The internet was aflutter earlier this week over reports that Adobe had quietly made CS2 freely available for download. While not current software by any means, many users were excited about a chance to maybe learn Photoshop or other programs without a significant financial commitment. Well, as most things are, it was too good to

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Audio Plugins for Video Editors

Over this past Black Cyber Friday Through Monday, I was repeatedly tweeting about crazy deals being offered by Waves Audio. Those deals are still available now, but “ending soon.” Plus, they offer trials on almost every plugin, so you can try before you buy. I’m not employed by Waves; in fact, I have no relationship

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QuickTime is Not a Codec: The Basics of Media Files

If one more person answers “What codec is it?” with “Quicktime,” I’m going to lose my shit. QuickTime is not a codec. QuickTime has never been a codec. Seriously guys, it’s 2012. We have fifty new cameras released every month, all of which shoot to a myriad of file-based formats. Get your shit together and stop

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Final Cut Pro 7 Is Dead, Please Move On

To my friends and esteemed colleagues who are still working on Final Cut Pro 7: Stop being babies. I get that you feel betrayed. Apple took a product that you’d come to know and love and turned it into iMovie Pro. I’m sure you never expected to lose product features that you’d come to rely

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Apple Is Now Chasing Microsoft

A slick UI, beautiful hardware, and a consistent experience and ecosystem across computers, tablets, and phones. I’m not talking about Apple. I’m talking about Microsoft. Somehow, here in late 2012, this statement is more true of Microsoft than Apple. Don’t get me wrong – Apple has beautiful products that fly off the shelves, and an

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Back to Basics: Read Your Contracts

This one is really simple: Read every single word of anything you sign.   I don’t care what the situation is. I don’t care what it’s for. I don’t care if there’s someone impatiently waiting for you to sign it. Read. Every. Word. And FYI – the impatient waiting thing is a tactic to pressure

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