Multimedia Chronicles
Mac or PC editing workstation?

For the last few weeks I’ve been thinking about investing in an editing workstation. So far the big decision for me is to know if go PC or Mac.

To be completely honest, I have always been a PC kind of guy. I even own a Windows Phone and I feel comfortable in the Microsoft ecosystem. However, the video industry has always been very Mac oriented, and that´s the thing stopping me from going Windows all the way.

That, plus the fact that the iOS ecosystem is almost a monopoly here in Canada is what is making me consider switching to Mac.

So, let’s weight the two options pros:

Windows:

  • More accessible.
  • More system options.
  • Better customization of the system.
  • Touch-screen (great for graphic programs).
  • The Adobe Suite and Avid run better on it. Plus Sony Vegas.
  • Easier to upgrade in the future.

Mac:

  • No viruses.
  • More stable.
  • Runs Avid, Adobe plus Final Cut Pro and Autodesk Smoke.

I was also considering going with Linux (Ubuntu Studio) now that Lightworks is running on it, but my fiancée also needs here Photoshop, so we should stick to Mac or PC.

How is your experience with this? Any suggestions?

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Yesterday on a Reddit “Ask Me Anything”, Harrison Ford answered the most controversial Star Wars question as if he had never stopped playing the role of Han Solo. 

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Harrison Ford

A sit-com starring Patton Oswalt and William Shatner as a gay couple stranded in Russia

Last night I dreamed that I was watching the promos for a sit com starring Patton Oswalt and William Shatner as a couple who was in a gay cruise that wrecks in Asia. They’re lucky enough to survive with the downside that they are brought to Russia and they have to pretend to be “just friends” to avoid being beaten up and/or sent to jail; because apparently my subconscience believes that state homophobia is hilarious. For whatever reason they always hang around in a Bar that is owned by Vladimir Putin, who was also the barman (don’t ask). He never wore a shirt and for some reason grew a mustache. The show was called Best Buds, and looked like Cheers meets Two Broke Girls, only less homophobic and racist.

Also, while zapping I saw The Colbert Report's Final Episode for the Season and, according to him, probably the last of his life. He was doing a special program in an European Palace interviewing the Rothschild family about how they took over the world in the last three centuries and other shenanigans. At the end he was tied to a chair and as he was signed off he thanked the Rotschilds for the unsolicited divorce he had, so his wife now would be legally divorced instead of a widow.

The worst part is that I really want to watch both programs!

Public demonstration at the #Montreal #Gazette #PrayForVenezuela #SOSVenezuela (à The Gazette)

Public demonstration at the #Montreal #Gazette #PrayForVenezuela #SOSVenezuela (à The Gazette)

Public demonstration in #Montreal #PrayForVenezuela #SOSVenezuela (à Square Phillips)

Public demonstration in #Montreal #PrayForVenezuela #SOSVenezuela (à Square Phillips)