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Monthly Archives: December 2013

How to build a 4K Hackintosh on the cheap for fun and profit

Over the years, building ‘Hackintosh’ computers has become both a lot easier and more popular. For those unfamiliar, a Hackintosh is essentially a machine running OS X on non-Apple approved and manufactured hardware. There are many reasons to build a Hackintosh instead of buying a Mac directly from Apple. They can be more expandable, faster, […]

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First look: Promise’s Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID array

When Apple released the new Retina MacBook Pro last October, it also marked the debut of Thunderbolt 2 in an Apple product. But with no Thunderbolt 2 peripherals available at the time, we here in the Macworld Lab were left to test these new systems using older device using the original Thunderbolt. …read more

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Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 3

In the third of our “Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7” tutorials, it’s time to start editing. In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe demonstrates basic editing technique in Avid Media Composer. He reveals how to perform a music mix fast, and how to trim footage in your timeline like a pro. …read more

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Even at $7,000, the new Mac Pro is only 8% faster than an iMac

Apple gave the world a preview of the Mac Pro earlier this year during WWDC 2013, and then it fully unveiled its new workhorse during a press conference back in October. The company wouldn’t commit to a firm release date at either event, however, which is obviously very uncharacteristic for Apple. …read more

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HP’s Thunderbolt Announcement Changes Everything.

Yesterday HP announced Thunderbolt across both their Mobile and Desktop Workstations lines, launching a truly innovative initiative in the PC world. No longer will PC users be relegated to running Windows on a Mac just to be able to use the power and speed of Thunderbolt, nor will they be limited to only a couple […]

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G-Technology G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt Review

The G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt is designed for heavy media users needing high performance transfer speeds and the ability to work on digital content efficiently. The G-Dock is a one of a kind dual-bay storage system and ships with two G-Drive ev hard drives that are dual purpose. Plug the cartridge-esque hard drives into the […]

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Mac Pro and Final Cut Pro X: First Impressions

A loaner Mac Pro arrived from Apple on Friday afternoon. It’s a 12 core, dual D700 GPUs, 512 GB Flash storage and 32 GB of RAM. Here are my initial thoughts after three days. …read more

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First Impressions of Final Cut Pro X 10.1

Apple’s release of the Final Cut Pro X 10.1 update came with a number of new features. From more 4K software and hardware support to better project and media management, FCP X‘s new capabilities are many, and here to share his first impressions of the update is a filmmaker who has had extensive experience with […]

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Merry Christmas from all of us at Videoguys.com!

We will be closing as 2:00 pm ET on December 24th and will reopen at 9am ET on the 26th, …read more

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Avid ISIS: Unmatched Storage Flexibility & Cornerstone of Collaboration

When I talk to customers about what they like most about Avid ISIS shared storage, a common response is always around how flexible and easy it is to manage. While this may sound like something that every shared storage vendor should be able to boast about, most cannot. The architecture of Avid ISIS provides levels […]

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