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The Wahttehhog Organization

Monday, May 28, 2007

Mac Pro

So I've been using this beast for a week now, and have I got a ton to report!

First of all, this machine is BLAZING fast. It takes literally 2 minutes to render an entire sequence that would have taken my poor 800Mhz PowerBook hours to process. Also, I've noticed that a few more format options have become available in FCP 5.1 (the Universal binary). For example, I can easily work with uncompressed 1080p video files.

Speaking of HD video, I downloaded three HD trailers from Apple's Quicktime gallery, and played them at the same time. I expected the system to bog down a bit, so I opened up Activity Monitor while I played the streams. While all three HD videos were playing, Activity Monitor showed only 68% of the processor being used.

Now that I've talked of all the good news...

This machine crashes, a lot. It has crashed at least once a day for the last week. I believe I know what the problem is, yet it has slowed down my FCP projects (some of which are school assignments) BIG time.

I have reason to believe that the issue is:
- Running my completely legal version of Final Cut Pro.
- Boot Camp, which I installed the second day. I haven't installed Windows yet though.
- An 80GB SATA drive I installed the first day, which gives me some crap in Disk Utils.
- I'm just too retarded, and am overburdening the system when I try to run to run 8 streams of video, FCP, GarageBand, iTunes, Parallels Desktop, BitTorrent, Firefox, LiveType, and CoD 2 all at the same time while backing up 120GB worth of data.


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

a book in the works

its funny and will hopefully be done by the end of this summer it is titled"JONS UNFINISHED LITTLE BOOK OF INCOHERENT DIALOGUE" "STEPPING PAST THE AWKWARD ZONE" some of the things i write might be used in a skit show made by alex and hanlon their creative enough to understand some of my madness ^_^but it is just 2 or 3 character dialogue skits spread out over what will be random thoughts most new such as the manic depressive cynic and the pantsless awkward guy some old like rob and jon who talk about the relevance of god and vegtables...so you know im only writing one and if people tell me its funny i might photo copy a few ^_^im a very bored and dull person so for me to pick up a small project as such is a big deal to moi.peace
it has no plot at all but its my kind of humor without the stuttering and bad timing...

Saturday, May 19, 2007

'nuff said

Friday, May 18, 2007

Halo 3

I had a copy of Halo 3 reserved today, and most of the Halo 3 stuff I have seen looks cool. You guys have probably seen a lot too. Only problem is that it looks to be only one, maybe two, steps above Halo 2.

But Call of Duty 4 sounds pretty sweet as well, and I have also seen a bunch of stuff on Splinter Cell 5. They both are high on my most wanted lists. Splinter Cell 5 (Conviction) looks particularly interesting. It follows along the lines of Double Agent but appears to go deeper into his character. There's another big change involving Sam's departure from the NSA.

Apparently, Devil May Cry 4 is also being released on the 360. It seems that the PS3 would be doomed if Sony loses MGS4's exclusive status especially after the loss of Assassin's Creed and now this.

Monday, May 14, 2007

oys everyone

being my inept self i forgot my password for a few months.but after hiitting my head a few times all is right. i want to have a lan at my house with the whole wahttehhog.so in the next three weeks there must be one day everyone is free ...

By gods green earth its good to be back on this site

Editing Unleashed

The new ultimate video processing/editing software suite of all time has been announced by Apple, Inc.

Final Cut Pro 6
Motion 3
Soundtrack Pro 2
Compressor 3
DVD Studio Pro 4

And a new software that seems very promising called: Color

Apple says that Color is a new professional color grading/correction application that will integrate seemlessly with Final Cut Studio, although it is a standalone application. Sounds real serious. I'm really excited about it.

Can't wait to acquire all this new software. I'm not even sure if it'll run on my suckbook. We'll see.

But damn, Apple answers my prayers again. Just days before the announcement, I was wishing for a powerful color app that I could work with FCP. And Apple heard me.

Here's the link to the FCS 2 page: http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/


Friday, May 04, 2007

Automotive TV Show Spoof

The goal was to make a short video under 5 hours including all post-production work. The subject could be about anything. So we decided to make a spoof of one of those old car shows on TV where the host give tips & techniques for fixing problems with your car. It's a spoof because its not a car, and the repair techniques are ridiculous! The exposure/white-balance is off, mainly because of the very cheap camera we used. Enjoy.