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Aaron Scott

Member Since 29 Mar 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 06 2015 11:10 PM

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In Topic: After Effects CC 2015 (13.5) is available.

16 June 2015 - 05:55 PM

The ability to scrub is amazing, and seems like it's working really well.


There was always this link between project size and frustration. As things got more complicated, the interface got slower and scrubbing became impossible, and my own frustration ramped up proportionally. Anything that removes frustration from the workflow is priceless.

In Topic: running out of space

15 June 2015 - 10:18 PM


Awesome Aaron this looks great. Do you have an offsite backup as well?


Not at the moment, but I know that's a huge mistake. Going to look into it once E3 is done.

In Topic: running out of space

11 June 2015 - 07:25 PM

It's eSATA, so it's the same thing as having another hard drive--just external. Same speeds and everything. I'm using it for storing assets, footage, and backup, while I keep my working files on an internal 2TB.

In Topic: what's coming in the next version of After Effects

10 June 2015 - 06:19 PM

At the moment it's a space race with no clear winner and everything is experimental, but we'll have to see how things turn out 5 years down the road, won't we?


Yeah. There are already a lot of Metal-like options out there. Hell, I've heard even DX12 has features that are roughly on par, performance-wise. Metal isn't this magic thing that will suddenly make Adobe products 8x faster on Mac vs PC.


All we can hope is that everyone agrees on a few cross-platform standards and don't get invested in proprietary stuff that forces companies like Adobe to fork their products.

Also, maybe unicorns are real.

In Topic: running out of space

10 June 2015 - 06:06 PM

I've always been the #1 QNAP advocate here, but now that I'm working from home I needed something way simpler, cheaper, and smaller.


Ended up getting two Western Digital Red 3TB drives and put them into a Mediasonic ProRaid eSATA enclosure. Grand total from NCIX was $380. They're running RAID 1, so it's 3tb total storage--enough to archive what I need and keep a backup of local files.


If I upgrade my internet so I can do reasonable offsite backup I'll probably switch it to RAID 0 at some point (so I'd have 6tb of space, but no redundancy).