OWC’s new eSATA modification for 27” iMac (mid 2010 models) makes it much more attractive for serious video editing systems
Although it has been in existence for many years and is known to be among the best and fastest ways to connect local external hard drives or disk arrays to a computer, Apple strangely has been the only computer manufacturer to my knowledge which has not yet offered a direct eSATA port on any of its computers. Even way back in the Apple G5 tower era, I used to add eSATA ports to high-end video editing systems I integrated, and this of course has continued with the MacPro (Intel) era of Apple towers. The lack of direct eSATA port on all other Macs [iMac, MacBook(Pro), and Mac Mini] has sadly meant that video editors have had to settle with FireWire 800 speeds… until now. The highly respected OWC (Other World Computing) is now offering a US$169 custom modification to iMac 27” (mid 2010 models) to add eSATA, which untaps 3.3 times faster performance with an external disk array or SSD, compared to FireWire 800. This article will cover what the extra speed means to a video editor, how eSATA has been added to Macs before (with compromises), and the advantages of OWC’s new official upgrade plan. Read the rest here…
- Allan Tépper converses with Carla Sánchez, USA-based Venezuelan actress, model and spokesperson.
- Josh Mellicker, creator of DVKitchen, converses with Allan Tépper about the program which is TecnoTur‘s favorite application for calculating, encoding, posting, and embedding video for the web and the most popular mobile devices. Listeners of TecnoTur can get a special discount on DVKitchen when purchasing it directly from the manufacturer by entering the promotional codeTecnoTur. DVKitchen is compatible with Matrox’s MAX hardware accelerator for H.264 encoding, which is available both as a standalone card, or as a factory-option with any MXO2 interface device.
- Bryce Button of AJA tells us about AJA’s latest announcement from the entire product line.
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Universal Cable Productions’ Covert Affairs simulates Caracas, Venezuela from Toronto, Canada
In episode 3 of Covert Affairs, Universal Cable Productions simulated Caracas, the capital city of the South American country of Venezuela, both visually and linguistically (at least they attempted the latter). Covert Affairs is an enjoyable new series from USA Network (a division of NBC Universal) which last week broadcasted episode 3 (Southbound Suárez), where the protagonist Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) —a novice CIA agent— is sent to Caracas to carry out her third assignment. This article will describe a bit about that, and about Universal Cable Productions’ feat in simulating Venezuelan scenes, along with some cultural and linguistic blunders. Read the rest here.