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How Fast is the Top-of-the-Line 18-Core iMac Pro?

If you are currently on the fence of shelling out the cash for a brand new iMac Pro, it’s reasonable to ask yourself which model you should buy. Other relevant questions include “What advantages are gained with a higher core count?” or “Are these possible advantages worth

Building a 4K Video Editing Ryzen Hackintosh On a Budget

While Apple’s line of mobile/desktop computers and workstations have clearly earned their place in professional editing suites, it’s clear that the products are not the most powerful and efficient on the market, nor the most economical to purchase for editing. Even with the introduction of the lower

Smooth 8K Video Editing on a Mid 2017 12″ MacBook?

How is that even possible, you may ask? Honestly, I don’t know, but I should admit that I’m really excited by the fact that you can edit 8K footage in real-time seamlessly on an ultra-portable laptop with such modest specs. Considering that smooth video editing of 8K

How to Utilize a MIDI Controller to Enhance Your Editing Workflow

Being an integral part of high-end editing and colour grading workflows, hardware control panels have been around for years. They are still extensively utilized by many seasoned professionals as extremely effective tools that provide not only efficiency and flexibility in post, but also make the life of editors

Final Cut X Now Supports XAVC-L and AVC-Intra 4:4:4 Natively

FCP X users will be more than happy and satisfied to known that the just released update of their favourite NLE now supports new additional flavours of Sony’s robust XAVC-L and the Panasonic’s AVC-Intra 4:4:4 codec, both in resolutions up to 4K. In other words, this means no longer any tedious

Enhance Your Editing and Storytelling By Creating Split Edits

As with any other aspect of the creative process, being talented and passionate is unfortunately far from enough to become a true professional and be remembered as a visionary artist. These personal qualities are only the half part of the equation. Even more important is the patience and persistence requisite

Final Cut X & Adobe Premiere Pro H.264 Compression Update

A couple of months ago we covered an interesting test conducted by the US-based filmmaker Noam Kroll that shows different results while exporting H.264 files with the same settings from the Final Cut X and Premiere Pro CC.Albeit the export settings in FCP X and Premiere Pro

Colour Correction LUTs in Adobe Premiere Pro and FCP X

There is a common misunderstanding about the colour look-up tables, or in short LUTs. Many people still do believe that applying a LUT to the image is like applying another preset in your NLE. Certainly, this is not the case. What is a colour look-up table and how