Mac is short for Macintosh, a brand of computers created and sold by Apple Inc. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers including the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MacBook. All current Macs ship with OS X Lion.

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CPU vs. GPU in a MacPro

I'm thinking of purchasing a MacPro and I'm wondering what the performance differences would be (in a Pr/Ae workflow) between one with the 3.0GHz 8-Core processor and Dual D500 graphics cards vs. one ...
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Set ipad compatible thumbs for mp4 videos based on a frame of the video with command line

I have a directory of 100 mp4 files. All are working well on my ipad but most of them do not have a working thumb. I want to generate these thumbs with a command line command (on macosx) based on a ...
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What hardware should I get for a conversion farm for MXF => Prores

I currently use a mac pro for importing mxf files into FCP (equivalent to converting to prores, I believe) at about 3x realtime @29.97fps. I want to get a machine to run ffmpeg & do the ...
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Is H.264 subject to exploits / are some H.264 codecs subject to exploits?

How safe are H.264 streams from exploits? More exactly, are the consumer-grade H.264 codes generally "safe"? I am currently gratuitously transcoding A/V files to avoid being exposed to possible ...
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Connect a Sony HandyCam to a MacBookPro for streaming

I have a Sony HDR-CX330 HandyCam which does a good job recording low light events for us. Now I would like to stream some of these events live. The Camera has HDMI out, but I'm not sure how I get ...
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video recorded with Mac's Photo Booth doesn't match session length. Can this be fixed?

A while ago I recorded a video with a friend which I didn't examine or watch until today. Upon opening it, I realized that the whole 15 minute video session had somehow only saved four seconds. We ...