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  • Patrick Sheppard

    August 21, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    I don’t know if it’s a trial version or not.

  • Patrick Sheppard

    August 20, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Yes i9 is better because it’s generally faster and has more processing cores (the i9 has 8 cores vs. the i7’s 6 cores), hence the i9’s higher price.

    Plus, what Joe said. He obviously has experience with this, so even with the upgraded MBP you may need to use proxy or optimized media (i.e. ProRes) anyway.

    And the extra hard drive space that it would take to do that makes a good case for a lot of really fast SSD storage. 🙂

  • Patrick Sheppard

    August 19, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    If to has to be a MacBook Pro, then get the 16″ model and max out the processor, RAM and GPU, as per this screen shot:

    This configuration is currently $4,499 per Apple’s website. Note the 1TB internal SSD drive.

    If you also bump up the internal SSD drive to 4TB, the price goes up to $5,499.

    If you want even more internal drive space, you can go up to 8TB, and the price becomes $6,699.

    External storage is an option, in which case OWC has some great Thunderbolt enclosures that use M.2 SSDs. However their fastest data transfer speed for external drives is 2.8 GB/s, whereas the MacBook Pro has internal SSD speeds of up to 3.2 GB/s, which is a little faster than the OWC external storage option. (Apple notes that this speed was determined using a 4TB internal SSD, hence the note above about bumping up the internal SSD drive to 4TB.)

    By contrast, if you get the 1TB configuration and then add an OWC Thunderblade external drive with 4TB, currently priced at $1,299 on OWC’s website, then you’ll pay about $5,798, about $300 more than the 4TB configuration, and the transfer speed for the external drive will be a little slower than the internal 4TB configuration.

  • Patrick Sheppard

    August 18, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    38 degrees Celcius is a little high, but not necessarily bad per se. That equates to about 100 degrees Farenheit, which is only slightly higher than the high end of the temperature range generally considered to be safe for laptops. Software-based fan control can easily lower those temps to the safe range.

    Does your monitoring software include manual fan control? If not, consider purchasing Tunabelly Software’s TG Pro (on sale for $10 right now):

    TG Pro also monitors temps and it allows for manual fan control so you can override system defaults. You can use it to ramp up the fan RPMs a little and bring temperatures down. (Note that this may increase audible fan noise, proportionate to how much RPMs are increased.)

    Consider also that SSDs typically have very, very low power requirements, and less electricity = less heat. So under normal circumstances the use of an SSD should make computer operation more efficient overall because SSDs use less power than traditional spinning hard drives. Because of this, I wonder if it wasn’t the usage of the computer at that time (i.e. “heavy use” for about, what, half a day?) that caused the heat to rise. Laptops are notorious for their lack of efficiency in dissipating heat, due to the tight space inside the case. Some laptops handle heat dissipation better than others.

    I’m inclined to think there’s not a problem with your system, but rather the issue lies with the nature of laptop thermal dynamics combined with heavy usage. Try the software fan control method and you’ll see the temperatures drop.

    Also, there are laptop trays that have built-in fans to blow cool air up to the laptop from underneath. They are readily found online at any number of retailers.

  • Patrick Sheppard

    August 14, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Another possibility is that there is an empty text frame somewhere in the layout that uses the font, but that is not being converted to outlines because there are no text characters in the frame to convert.

  • Patrick Sheppard

    August 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    You may find a free template where the work has already been done for you. An online search will likely reveal many options.

    You can also try Envato Elements. They have many reasonably priced paid options that would probably save you a lot of time:

    Or if your intent is to learn how to create the desired effect yourself, then never mind the above. 🙂

  • Patrick Sheppard

    August 14, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    [anna norton] “When I click Erase, rename, format Mac OS Extended (Journaled), it works, but still only shows 800.59 GB of free space.”

    Exactly what are you selecting prior to clicking Erase? The hard drive? Or the volume on the hard drive?

    The hard drive is the item in the left column that must be selected before clicking Erase. Erasing a volume will only affect the volume, not the entire hard drive.

    Here’s an example:

    Notice that the hard drive with the long name and alpha numeric characters is the item selected. This is what must be erased in order to regain the rest of the hard drive space. (The item below that is the volume on the hard drive, with the name “Macintosh HD”.)

  • Patrick Sheppard

    August 14, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    I’ve never used SuperDuper, but I own and use CCC and have never had any issues with it. It’s solid software with a lot of features and it does a great job.

    You can download CCC as a fully functioning 30-day trial and decide if you like it or not.

  • Patrick Sheppard

    August 12, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    How was the original image created, or where did it come from? A download from the web? A scan? What was its original file format before it was saved into other file formats? And how was it saved into other file formats (i.e. with Photoshop? some other program?)? Is the gray box showing up within the boundaries of image itself, or outside of/next to the image?

  • Patrick Sheppard

    August 12, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Not sure if that will affect timing with audio though…

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