Transforming a PC into a Video-Editing Power-House

Transforming a PC into a Video-Editing Power-House. I thought this was a fairly straight-forward process: take my PC, pull all the guts out of the old case, put them in a new case, add some extra disks, configure a RAID array or two and call it done. The actual process ended up being much more convoluted and interesting than that. How about a RAID array with a transfer rate of 16,046.7 MB/s? That is sixteen thousand and forty-six point seven MegaBytes per second, which is sixteen GigaBytes per second. Pretty good, if I say so myself. The data transferred without the heads even moving! Computer science IS voodoo! It is amazing how bounce-back from a poor connection could convince my computer that it was writing to an array of hard-drives at a physically impossible rate. Amusing but bogus. The results when the disks rotated and the heads moved were much more mundane, but still four times the individual drive transfer rate. A faster version of this project could be built with faster hard-drives, even upgrading all drives to Seagate would be an improvement, based on test results. Ideally, one should start with: a faster processor and random access memory (RAM); a faster motherboard, with faster data buses; and faster hard-drives. I would also look for a motherboard with more SATA III (6Gb/sec) ports on board and a case that can hold more hard-drives. There are faster hard-drives and faster memory being developed. Even the hybrid SSD/SATA drive I installed in my MacBook improved performance. The future looks very good. Regardless of future possible improvements, the current state of this computer will make the author’s video-editing hobby much quicker, and more fun!

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Breaking Into TV News How To Get A Job & Excel As A TV Reporter-Photographer

“How do you get into TV?” High schools and colleges across the country teach journalism, but anyone working in TV will tell you, “The only way to learn how TV news really works is to get into a newsroom.” This book tells how to get into that newsroom. Also, in-depth interviews with TV news professionals about how they got their jobs — and news directors tell what they look for when hiring TV news reporters. Breaking Into TV News is told from the first-person perspective of a journalist who’s worked in television news for three decades — and is still doing it. TV news reporters still carry a note pad and a microphone, but more and more they also have to shoot their own video, record their own audio, edit their own stories — and still make their deadlines. Breaking Into TV News takes you inside the world of local TV news: Shooting a TV news story; The art of the interview; Writing TV news stories; How to speed-edit video in minutes; The hard truth about that first TV news job; Longevity in TV news. And the biggest mystery of all — How To Get A Job In TV News. Illustrated With Over 250 Black & White Photographs.

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Fine Art Photoshop: Diving Into the World of Photographic Art

Award-winning photographer and accomplished instructor Ella Putney Carlson provides a comprehensive guide to using photographs to make art using the Photoshop software. Readers will learn the creative process of making art that can be used with most raster graphics editing software. Readers will learn how to transform initial image captures into a series of art work— in addition to specific transformative techniques and constructive concepts that help build unique images.
Carlson reveals and details the inspiration for image series, how new images are assembled from original captures, layer mode techniques, and painting-layers-in methods. In addition, she covers piecing image selections, maintaining lighting consistency, delight and worth of artistic series, and much more.

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