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    In general video editing itself is mostly a...

    In general video editing itself is mostly a CPU-bound activity, not GPU-bound. The GPU is used more for *effects* than editing. I have a top-spec 2015 MBP (which has the integrated M370X GPU) and it...
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    4k is 4x the data of 1080p, so unless your...

    4k is 4x the data of 1080p, so unless your computer magically got 4x faster overnight it may be choppy and drop frames. If you are editing with Premiere Pro or FCPX you may need to generate proxy...
  3. Thread: 4k in Movies and Video

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    I'm a professional documentary editor and we...

    I'm a professional documentary editor and we shoot exclusively with 4k. These are all good points. Almost universally, people underestimate the computational and storage requirements for dealing with...
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    If you are on FCPX 10.3 or later the previous...

    If you are on FCPX 10.3 or later the previous timeline icon to zoom in/out has been moved to beneath the filmstrip icon at the upper right of the timeline. There are several ways to zoom in/out and...
  5. Depending on the person and the circumstances,...

    Depending on the person and the circumstances, this approach may not always be a worthwhile use of your time. In this case you worked two weeks to save 50GB, and a 7200 rpm USB 3.0 1TB hard drive is...
  6. Any true video editing program will let you...

    Any true video editing program will let you delete frames. You then must render and export the edited material. For Macs, possibly the least expensive best program is iMovie. It is easy to use and...
  7. This is correct. In fact some broadband ISPs have...

    This is correct. In fact some broadband ISPs have monthly data caps in the 300 GB to 1,000 GB range, so you couldn't even back up a lot of medium-range desktop systems. Also most ISPs are much lower...
  8. That is a good point. Unless he needs Mac/Windows...

    That is a good point. Unless he needs Mac/Windows compatibility, formatting his external drives as HFS+ is the best approach. It will not prevent a hardware failure, nor a drive powerdown but it's...
  9. Mike, as someone who has used Windows since 1.0...

    Mike, as someone who has used Windows since 1.0 and Mac since 1984, take it from me -- both are imperfect. iTunes is *not* beautiful software, in fact many consider later versions some of the worst...
  10. GoPro material is highly compressed and can be...

    GoPro material is highly compressed and can be sluggish to edit on older machines, even if 1080p and if using FCPX. 4k can be difficult to edit even on a top-spec 2015 iMac.

    Fortunately FCPX has...
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    If #2 drive is itself a backup drive, you can...

    If #2 drive is itself a backup drive, you can backup multiple drives to it using Carbon Copy, assuming the destination drive is big enough. E.g, I back up *both* my internal iMac drive and external...
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    4k H264 video is generally difficult to edit...

    4k H264 video is generally difficult to edit smoothly on most computers using most editing software. It is 4x the data per frame as 1080p. Decoding H264 is CPU-intensive and due to the intrinsically...
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    I can't answer everything but here are a few...

    I can't answer everything but here are a few comments. Your 2010 machines are likely using Intel "Arrandale" CPUs, which is the same architectural generation as Clarksdale. In terms of H264/AVCHD...
  14. FCPX is highly optimized for the Mac platform and...

    FCPX is highly optimized for the Mac platform and can edit 4K H264 video with decent performance on newer Macs. If you need more performance you can use the built-in proxy mode which transcodes to...
  15. A persistent, recurring beach ball (officially...

    A persistent, recurring beach ball (officially called the "spinning wait cursor") normally does not happen solely due to background processing. E.g, you can start an extremely CPU or I/O-intensive...
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    Yes MA works great, esp between Macs. I just did...

    Yes MA works great, esp between Macs. I just did that from my old iMac to new iMac. It is a big advantage over Windows which cannot really migrate apps (whether Windows to Windows or Windows to Mac)...
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    4k video editing is one of the most difficult...

    4k video editing is one of the most difficult things for a computer. Each frame is an 8 megapixel still, which is four times the I/O and CPU load of 1080p. I have a top-spec 2013 MacBook Air -- it is...
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    Not built in but some common benchmarking...

    Not built in but some common benchmarking utilities are:

    Geekbench: http://www.primatelabs.com/geekbench/

    GPUTest: http://www.geeks3d.com/gputest/

    Unigine Heaven:...
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    I have a 2015 top-spec retina MBP, plus a 2013...

    I have a 2015 top-spec retina MBP, plus a 2013 MacBook Air and 2013 and 2015 iMac 27 (I'm a video editor). The 2015 MBP is very good, and if it's your only computer it's better than a MacBook Air. It...
  20. One of the best and fastest USB 3.0 bus-powered...

    One of the best and fastest USB 3.0 bus-powered external drives is the 1TB HGST Touro S: http://www.touropro.com/en/product/touro-s/

    It is not Thunderbolt but for a single drive you really don't...
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    Although it's natural to think of photo...

    Although it's natural to think of photo organization in terms of files and folders, that is very restrictive. E.g, you can only classify them by one category -- say kids. Maybe you sometimes want to...
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    You need at least two external drives, although...

    You need at least two external drives, although ideally three. They can be USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt. I would not use 5400 rpm bus-powered portable USB drives. They are generally too slow. One exception...
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    In Finder if you looked at the camcorder memory...

    In Finder if you looked at the camcorder memory card, you'd normally see a single file named "AVCHD". Inside that are usually a bunch of subfolders. Inside one of the subfolders are usually a bunch...
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    I think iMovie should do what you want. Several...

    I think iMovie should do what you want. Several points about AVCHD video:

    (1) It uses a nested folder tree which are all supposed to stay together. Do not drill down into the AVCHD folder and copy...
  25. I just did a test and tried various ways to...

    I just did a test and tried various ways to convert .ram and.flv files. Although some sources say VLC or Quicktime 7 Pro will work for these, in my experience they did not.

    I then tried Handbrake...
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