Modo 601 character animation quick test

There is so much to Modo 601 and every little bit is so tasty. Take character animation for example. I put this little animation together after watching one Modo 601 reveal video. It took me all of 10 minutes to do the main steps. The simplicity of adding bones with Intersection (rays shot through the … Continue reading

iRacing back on track after NTM updates

When iRacing first introduced the NTM onto the Mazda MX-5 and Lotus 79 – the two cars I drove the most on the service – my enjoyment took a big hit. The cars felt unpredictable and even though others were setting strong times,  I lost confidence behind the wheel. The Maza MX5 had been my … Continue reading

Elgato Turbo.264 HD brings twice the performance

The Elgato Turbo.264 HD device came today and on my 15″ MacBook Pro 2.66Ghz iCore 7 (2 cores), here are the results processing a 5m 40s AVI file originally encoded using Divx at 2Mb/s. Before Turbo using Toast: 215 seconds Toast with Turbo active: 116 seconds Windows PC: 81 seconds but bit-rate of produced file … Continue reading

How Roxio Toast Titanium Pro harmonised my video workflow

Pretty sure I’ve settled on a solution to manage home-grown AVCHD video footage on the mac. I’ve wasted a few dollars getting there and lost more than a few hours sleep but I sense tranquility ahead. I tried software such as Voltaic, iDive, VideoPier, Perian, RevolverHD, CatDV with shareware FFMPEG plugin along the way and … Continue reading

Second HD video test

this time uploaded a 217MB 1080p video to youtube.

Test Video