Saturday, December 28, 2013

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Is the Mac Pro processor user replaceable?
Reviews of the new Mac Pro's are starting to appear, and already it's a bit confusing whether the CPU can be replaced. MacWorld's review suggests that the GPU's are user replaceable, but doesn't mention the CPU (making you think that's it's not.) The article is well worth reading as it explains why the current iMac can actually be faster than a Mac Pro for some tasks:

Mac Pro (Late 2013) review: Apple's new Mac Pro really is for pros | MacWorld
When it comes to apps and tasks that can take advantage of multiple processor cores, GHz matters, but multi-core matters just as much—or more. For apps and tasks that don’t benefit from multiple cores, the processor’s clock speed becomes more important. 
Meanwhile Mac Rumors has an article that says that the CPU is removeable, though whether the user can actually switch it for another processor is unknown:

New Mac Pro Confirmed to Have Removable CPU | Mac Rumors
Using a removable socketed processor rather than the soldered processors found in most of Apple's Macs means that users may be able to upgrade their machines in the future as their needs change and/or chip prices decline. 

The most exciting one for me is the 2K centre crop mode. This is a feature that has been seen in other video cameras before but is new to the F5 and F55.  What it allows you to do is just record the central part of the camera’s sensor when shooting 2K in XAVC HD and HD in MPEG HD or SR codecs.

Tutorial: Problems with Adobe Premiere CC 7.2.1 Update on Mac? | ToolFarm
I’ve personally run into a problem updating to the current Premiere Pro v7.2.1 on Mac because of an error. Here’s how to get around it.
The Creative Cloud updated to 62% before the error popped up, telling me that I had to close the following application: dynamiclinkmanager.

Compressor: DVD Compression Settings | Larry Jordan
One of the most common compression questions I get is how to compress files for a DVD. I’ve covered this a lot in my video training, but haven’t written about this for several years. This article explains what you need to know using both Compressor 4.1 and Compressor 4.0.

Why Editing Nominations Predict the Best Picture Oscar | Variety
Since editing became an Oscar category in 1934, only nine films have won best picture without at least a nomination for editing; the last was 1980’s “Ordinary People.” Of the 61 films that have won best picture Oscars since 1952, 32 have won the editing statuette as well.

Video store rises from obsolescence | The Star Phoenix
"There is no actual community interaction with movies nowadays, you just plop down on the couch and turn on Netflix," said Tyler Baptist, the co-founder of Videonomicon, Saskatoon's newest video-rental store that exclusively rents out hard-to-find movies on VHS.

The Lies We All Tell | Little Frog in High Def
10. It’s pretty simple. It should only take an hour…
9. Budget? Don’t worry about it…
8. Feel free to be creative with this…

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