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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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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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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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Video Grandpa Podcast 002

Episode 2! We’re discussing video game capture hardware, iOS 6, Photokina, Nielsen’s vague racism, and Ty’s anger at US cellphones. Special guest @caleblawson live from Tokyo Game Show. Beer via @RealAleBrewing, questions via @TheMrFraz and @JamesTSkywalker.   Video Grandpa – Podcast 002 or Subscribe with iTunes   This week’s related links: Video Game Capture Hardware

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Video Game Recording Hardware Round-Up

I get a lot of people asking me about the best way to capture gameplay. It’s not a simple answer: there’s a wide range of options, from very consumer-focused products all the way up to the same stuff TV shows and movies use. Your own “best way” is going to be determined by your specific

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Video Grandpa Podcast 001

Welcome to the Video Grandpa Podcast! Every week, Ty Root and I will be discussing what we care about in the worlds of tech, video production, gaming, and beer. We’ll be bringing on special guests and probably swearing a lot. This is our first run at podcasting – it’ll get smoother as time goes on,

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