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
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
Today, they offer sweet deals on Dell laptops. In fact, I am considering buying one myself. Continue reading 24-hour Laptop deals at BH Photo Video
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!
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
In today’s video I talk about filmmaking books that I’ve found inspirational and/or very useful. Continue reading Filmmaking Books
In today’s video Tom and Raafi Rivero discuss the ten most common mistakes made by beginning filmmakers. Here’s the video.