Early this year I bought the Asus GL553VD, a budget gaming laptop that is also a capable video editing machine (here is my full review of it). I really wanted a laptop with a spacious solid-state drive, but rather than buy a computer with such a drive, I chose a model that is easy upgradeable. This way I could get what I wanted, without breaking the bank. Continue reading Boosting my editing laptop with m.2 SSD
So, recently I got a new editing machine – the Asus GL553 laptop. Please check out the video below to see why I bought this particular laptop and how well it performs when editing 4K video. Continue reading Editing 4K video with a budget gaming laptop – My Asus GL553
I previously did a few posts about my upgraded 4K video editing laptop (see here, here and here), and my raw 4K video editing desktop build. Continue reading Custom Video Editing Machine from Z Workstations
As it is always the case with Apple product launches, there was a lot of buzz generated by yesterday’s launch of MacBook Pro laptops – especially since the Pro line had not been significantly changed in a few years.
Well, those who feared small incremental changes were proved wrong. Apple has taken some bold decisions and has introduced big advances in their Pro laptops. Now, whether all these changes will be welcomed by Applle fans is to be seen. Continue reading The new MacBook Pro – still artists’ top choice?
At the beginning of this year, I wrote about a laptop I purchased and then modified for editing 4K video. Since I am on the road a lot, having a portable machine is a must. However, the time had also come to get a new desktop editing machine. I recently purchased the BlackMagic Ursa Mini 4.6K EF camera and wanted an editing workstation that would allow me to work smoothly with the camera’s 4.6K CinemaDNG RAW files Continue reading Building 4K RAW video editing machine for $2K
Join me today at 5 pm Eastern Time (NYC) as I talk to film editor Sven Pape. Sven is an A.C.E. Award nominee, whose credits include work for directors James Cameron (GHOSTS OF THE ABYSS – 3D Imax), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Emmy winning HitRECORD on TV) and James Franco (GOOD TIME MAX – Tribecca Film Fest). Continue reading Live show with Sven Pape an A.C.E. Award nominee!
Earlier this year I bought a laptop for editing in 4K. It is a great machine, except for storage – it came with a traditional HDD, rather than a SSD. I know what a difference a SSD can make – that is what I had in my previous laptop – and so I decided to upgrade my newest laptop. Continue reading Video Editing Laptop Upgrade
Although you might not be rendering your final videos in 4K yet, the chances are that you are already mostly working with 4K footage. This has become the norm for video producers. Now, working in 4K can be frustrating if you have not upgraded your video editing system together with the camera. Fortunately, it does not have to be very expensive to get a machine that will make doing the post in 4K as easy as it was in HD. I recently got a new editing system and here is some advice for anyone looking to do the same. Continue reading The right computer for 4K editing and post-production
Today I have a little tool for you – widescreen presets that you can use in your next video. They come in various resolutions: 4K Cinema, 4K UHD, 2K and HD. Continue reading Widescreen Bars – How To
Tony Zhou has posted a great video on Vimeo analyzing action scenes done by Jackie Chan. The fact that Chan leads a great stunt team is a given, but Zhou makes very interesting points about directing and editing fighting scenes. He compares how Jackie Chan’s fights come out in Hollywood versus Hong Kong films. Continue reading How To Do Action – Jackie Chan Style