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  1. ML 0604 Part 2 – Building a PC Optimized for Premiere or Davinci Resolve

    Migrating off the Mac: Part 2 – Building a PC Optimized for Premiere or Davinci Resolve

    In Part 1, I interview Eric Bowen about the overall Mac and PC workstation landscape. Eric is a design consultant for ADK Video and works as an IT expert for Northern Kentucky University in their Fine Arts department. He helped us understand the history of Mac and PC workstation development and the how / why PC hardware has taken big strides forward (and why Apple has let the Mac Pro fall behind). We also talked generally about how RAM, CPU, GPU and BIOS all interact to determine system performance with digital media software apps.

    We get specific now: Dual Xeon vs. i7, Clock Speed vs Cores, GeForce vs Quadro

    In this Insight we discuss:

    Why the first question you need to ask yourself is: What Codecs am I using? 4K with h.264 (and h.265… Why is it such a dog to work with? Does throwing more CPU Cores help with Long-GOP codecs? Is RED footage CPU intensive? The relationship between clock speed and GPU performance The importance of fast hard drives for still image sequences Why the performance of the same footage is different between software apps Why you need to know which of your effects and filters are GPU-accelerated (or not) The beauty of DaVinci Resolve’s Cache Management codec options How the codec of your media has a huge impact on your ability to add effects and maintain real-time playback The differences between DNxHR and ProRes (and why you might choose one over the other) Robbie’s article that I mention: Moving From Mac to PC: Addressing Common Objections The impact of Apple abandoning Quicktime for Windows Xeon vs i7: What’s the difference? Prioritizing Cores / Threads and Clock Speed The relationship between Clock Speed and Realtime Performance What is the lowest clock speed you want (and why) for realtime playback? When does buying a Dual Xeon system make sense? Can you mix and match different GPUs in the same workstation? The one reason to buy a Quadro GPU GeForce vs. Quadro Cards The complexity of installing a GeForce and Quadro card in the same PC workstation

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  2. ML 0598 Part 1: Custom PC Builder Eric Bowen Talks About The State of Windows in 2017

    Part 1: Custom PC Builder Eric Bowen Talks About The State of Windows in 2017

    If you’ve been listening to our ‘From the Mailbag’ podcast episodes, you may be aware that I’m making the move off the Mac OS platform and onto Windows for my professional color grading workstation. I can go over the reasons for my move in another Insight but really, Robbie’s Insights on why Mac users shouldn’t fear Windows was instrumental in my thinking. Especially, his dealing with the objection about the lack of ProRes rendering on Premiere Pro and Resolve.

    In this Insight, we’re talking with Eric Bowden, a custom PC builder out of Kentucky

    Eric works full time at Northern Kentucky University in the Fine Arts department, dealing with their IT and managing several computer labs. He also works for ADK Media Group, who design and build custom PCs directly targeting audio and video post-production.

    Our full conversation was 90 minutes long, so I’m splitting it into Parts 1 and 2. After Part 2 is released I’ll pull together all your questions for him and we will record Part 3 as a Q & A.

    Topics Discussed in this Insight:

    In Kentucky’s media community, is there a move to PC? When did he start building PCs? Mac vs PC – Relative performance over the years How Intel’s Tick Tock model & Apple’s purchasing cycle keep Pro Mac Towers lagging behind PCs Common misconceptions about GPU processing and the CPU / RAM pipeline Why RAM is much more important than you think Moving off the Good / Better / Best mentality of Apple pros Impact of the ‘cloud’ model on the post-production business Impact of 4K, GPUs and VR on image processing A deep discussion on the 2013 Mac Pro and its DDR3 architecture The advantage of CUDA over OpenCL 10-bit monitoring on Windows UI Why you want to use dedicated video Input / Output devices Is Windows 10 stable? The problem with Virus Protection Software & post-production software Recommended virus software: BIOS and EFI in Windows 10 Overclocking and its impact on post-production software Why you want to ‘clock’ your CPU and Memory to match your GPU

    —Huffduffed by ischeriad

  3. Heimat der Mutigen. Warum Edward Snowden fliehen musste

    WDR 5 Dok 5: Spätestens als im Juni 2013 Edward Snowden Hongkong Richtung Russland verließ, war klar: Zurück ins "Land der Freiheit, Heimat der Mutigen", wie es in der amerikanischen Nationalhymne heißt, kehrt der ehemalige US-Geheimdienstmitarbeiter voraussichtlich nicht. Autor: Dieter Wulf; Redaktion: Leslie Rosin; Produktion: BR/HR 2014 © WDR 2015

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