Tag Archives: Choosing production tools

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HP EliteBook 8760w: A Notebook for Demanding Video Producers

Few things in life are more fun than playing with the latest, greatest notebook computer. For the last few months, I’ve had the pleasure of working with HP’s EliteBook 8760w, which is the most powerful notebook I’ve ever tested. It’s a highly potent combination of Intel i7 CPU, NVIDIA 5010M …

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HP EliteBook 8760W – the Ideal Mobile CS 5.5 Workstation

Summary Depending upon the project type, rendering with GPU-acceleration in Creative Suite 5.5 can reduce rendering time by up to 92% over CPU-only rendering. Since NVIDIA’s CUDA technology is the only GPU that currently accelerates rendering in the Adobe Media Encoder and Premiere Pro, buying a notebook without NVIDIA hardware …

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Choosing a Graphics Card for Premiere Pro CS5.5

Executive Summary: Adobe’s Mercury Engine, as powered by NVIDIA’s CUDA-enabled graphics cards, can be a huge time saver during project preview and rendering. But the performance benefit depends upon the source content and project type. In some instances, a high-end CUDA card delivers the most benefits; in others, investing in …

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New Review Calls Ozer Book a Home Run

Or, to be precise, the reviewer, Sundiata Cowels, say that I “hit the ball out of the park” (which won’t fit in a headline). Here’s the opening paragraph: The passing of Hurricane Irene (and the resultant power loss for five days) gave me ample time to catch up on my …

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RAM Requirements for Adobe CS5.5

This article is the second of a series on configuring your Windows workstation for producing with Adobe CS 5.5. The focus of this particular article is the optimal RAM configuration for both a single CPU and dual CPU system for producing with Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder. Figure 1. …

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Free Videos: Overview of the Adobe Media Encoder Workflow

I just released a 3 hour workshop entitled Producing Great Video with the Adobe Media Encoder CS 5.5. It was produced by Video2Brain, and you can view course details here. I produced three short videos to answer questions you may have about the workshop. They are: – What does the …

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Configuring Windows Workstation for Premiere Pro CS5.5

This article is the first of a series on configuring your Windows workstation for producing with Adobe CS 5.5. The focus of this particular article is buying a single CPU vs. dual CPU system for producing with Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder. I’ll also cover whether it makes sense …

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A Final Cutter tries Premiere Pro

Creative Cow just published a thorough and thoughtful story about switching from Final Cut Pro to Premiere Pro, written by Helmut Kobler, and entitled A Final Cutter Tries Out Premiere Pro. Kobler starts by noting that he had been considering moving from the Apple platform for several years, as he …

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Adobe’s Vision for Professional Video

I thought I would share a video that Adobe just posted on their vision for professional video. The speaker is VP Jim Guerard, a thoughtful, impressive guy that I've met several times. Here are some of the statistics Jim discussed (which I cribbed fro

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WebM Encoding Tools: Five Popular Encoders Compared

This is a video that I produced for OnlineVideo.net on the subject. Here’s the description. In this video evaluation, Jan Ozer looks at and evaluates five popular WebM encoders: Miro Video Encoder Firefogg Wildfrom Flix WebM Telestream Episode Pro Sorenson Squeeze 7 You’ll learn why some are quite good and others …

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