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Xavier Plágaro Mussard

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  1. YouTube if full of travel videos. Only a long bad travel video can be worse than a short bad travel video. I see a lot of 2-3-4 minutes long videos that have zero continuity and are impossible to watch completely. Some randoms clips with background music. 

    I would warmly recommend that you do a version for yourself/friends/family and a shorter universal version, to put online. 


  2. On 1/11/2019 at 5:06 PM, UncleBobsPhotography said:

    You make it seem like Thunderbolt3 performance is predictable.

    Here is one example of how unpredictable it can be: The left side Thunderbolt3 ports on a 2017 MacBook Pro Touchbar has higher bandwidth than the right side Thunderbolt3 ports.

    I want an external GPU, but it seems like the only way to find out how well it will work on your specific configuration is to test it yourself.

    I didn't knew, I have Thunderbolt 2 and use it as video output. It's not good news then Thunderbolt 3 performance is finicky...


  3. On 12/18/2018 at 2:37 PM, Ingerson said:

    Kind of a noobish question here, but what exactly are the computer specs needed to edit and export the 10-bit HEVC files?

    I know the latest Intels have hardware acceleration, but I'm lost in the tech lingo and find a lot of conflicting info of what exactly is hardware accelerated: 8-bit only or 10-bit DEcoding but software only on ENcoding, GPU renders on the timeline and CPU on export, etc. I'm also a Mac person and some say that the OS is the bottleneck...

    So what do I need to transcode and export 10-bit HEVC with reasonable speed? Mac or Windows doesn't matter. If I can edit natively in FCPX (time to upgrade my 2013 MBP anyway) I'd be more than happy, but if building a Hackintosh or PC with Windows to transcode to Prores (finally Adobe!) and double as a HTPC as well, that's fine.

    I have an i7 MBP with GeForce 750M from 2013 and the combination of 10bit/HEVC brings it to it's knees. I haven't developed a workflow yet, but I will need to start to use proxys. It made a lot of difference in FCP X if the output was 4K (it worked better) or if it was less than 4K (it worked worse, probably having to resize the image sucks some CPU/GPU crunch).


  4. RAM is user upgradable (two slots) and 32Gb would cost you little more than paying Apple for 16Gb, it comes with a 256Gb SSD, so instead of upgrading to 512Gb, you can buy a Samsung T5 of 1Tb. So with 2000€ you have one hell of a machine. The first benchmarks are promising ("The first Geekbench result is the strongest, showing a single-core score of 5512, which eclipses all Mac models save for the latest four-core 4.2GHz iMac, plus a multi-core score of 23516.").


  5. 4 hours ago, Kisaha said:

    I agree, is a cheap and good kit lens...

    Hey, it is a Greek flag at your back!

    It's an incredible lens for the price. And if you are a wide-angle kind of guy, the 10-24mm OIS is the natural option. All available now!

    I was in Athens last weekend, I loved it!!!!!!!!!


  6. 1 hour ago, DanielVranic said:

    I keep wrestling between the 16-55 and the 18-55 - massive savings to be had. 

    No need to wrestle! Get the kit with 18-55mm which has IS and great quality at low price. Make money with it and then you can get whatever lens you prefer!


  7. 12 hours ago, Kisaha said:

    The 18-55 is 2.8-4f and the 16-55 has no IS. This is a huge disadvantage of the whole system, no real workhorse.

    Have you used the 18-55?? It's a 300€ lens when purchased as a kit with the body! 

    I agree and would love to see prime with IS from Fujifilm. 


  8. The problem of the new Mac Mini it's that once you put 16Gb RAM and 512Gb SSD (minimum 2018 standards) and you add a eGPU, it costs the same as an iMac, but with the iMac you get a nice monitor. The only Mac Mini advantage is transportability, if you need to have something you can throw in your backpack. 

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