Category Archives: computers

Custom 4K, 6K, 8K Video Editing Computer

In this video I wanted to show you a custom-built video editing machine that so far has been able to handle anything I throw at it. Continue reading Custom 4K, 6K, 8K Video Editing Computer

Best video and photo editing monitor: here’s what I bought

Color grading is challenging enough, but it is much more so when you don’t have a professional monitor. There are many good monitors out there, but they cost thousands of dollars. I wasn’t quite prepared to spend that much money, though. Continue reading Best video and photo editing monitor: here’s what I bought

Boosting my editing laptop with m.2 SSD

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

The new MacBook Pro – still artists’ top choice?

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?

It’s finally here: a true digital artist’s computer

I’ve worked as a digital artist for almost twenty years now and I’ve used and seen many computers and pen tablets through those years. But none of those devices had me ever excited… until yesterday. I have to say that I am very impressed with what Microsoft just unveiled Continue reading It’s finally here: a true digital artist’s computer

Building 4K RAW video editing machine for $2K

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