MacBook Air thunderbolt editing a 4K video

This is an amazing setup, using just a Macbook Air to drive a 4k edit, astonishing how far things have come, and how adept specialised cards are at smoothing out the technical issues with driving that much compressed video…

Describing it as “jamming a V8 into a Miata” in his blog post, Adobe’s Dave Helmy/via John Nack set out to see if he could edit full-res 4K RED video footage in the field using a MacBook Air beefed up courtesy of various Thunderbolt solutions. The concept proves with enough RAM and a powerful processor, Thunderbolt could enable smaller Macs to do the work of a Mac Pro.  Hard Drives, PCI cards and everything besides the processor and RAM can now be connected via Thunderbolt rather that being built into the box.

via 9to5Mac

The stunning arctic light film

Shot in the Arctic, on the archipelago Lofoten in Norway, this is almost too beautiful to comprehend…

My favorite natural phenomenon is one I do not even know the name of, even after talking to meteorologists and astrophysicists I am none the wiser.What I am talking about I have decided to call The Arctic Light and it is a natural phenomenon occurring 2-4 weeks before you can see the Midnight Sun.

via Vimeo.