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HI, I just wanted to share this video I made very quickly. I don’t often go to LAN Parties but I always carry a camera. In between games, and sometimes during, I’d grab the awesome Canon 5D Mk2 and shoot small snippets of video. I knew I’d be editing it all together but I never plan the final edit; I make up the edit as I go along.
I’m a geek and I’m proud of it, so when my mate invited me to his LAN Party I could not think of a better way to spend 15 hours other than gaming! The game of choice was Counter Strike Source. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t played it in over 18 months, but it was brilliant. My laptop of choice is the 2010 MacBook Pro 15″ which was awesome. The framerates were just silly fast; shame that laptop isn’t mine!
Surprisingly, most of the gamers brought along desktop PCs. I had imagined the majority would bring laptops as modern versions can run an oldish game like Counter Strike Source quite easily. Also, a desktop is much bulkier to carry.
There’s talk of some of the lads organising another LAN Party in the Aylesbury area, so I’ll keep my eyes open for that.
Anyway, I’m pleased with the way it came out. While looking for a soundtrack I initially went with Rock, but then wanted something a bit more dramatic. And when it comes to awesome soundtracks there is none better than Mr John Wiliams. I chose Duel of the Fates from Star Wars Episode one, a bad movie but great soundtrack.
I love editing as much as I like shooting. I shared the video on Facebook and it has received a nice response.
For your information, the Canon 5D Mark 2 was used in conjunction with the brilliant 24-105mm and majestic 50mm f1.8 lenses.
Once again filmed with the Canon 5D Mark2, I was asked to document our charity’s commissioning at Coventry. it was a great day, even though I was hobbling along because of a foot injury. The camera performed brilliantly. The only problem when shooting video with the Canon 5D Mk2 is the battery life. I think it would be necessary to have 2-3 batteries and a whole heap of Compact Flash cards if you wanted to film all day.
The music is called “Hungry” by Kathryn Scott.
A good friend recently gave birth to a boy called Noah. So naturally I wanted to take a few photos. Surprisingly I took the Canon 5D Mark 2 with me and not my trusty Nikon D3. The reason? Because I still believe the Canon 5D MK2 is still the best all round camera (if you include the video feature). I believe I can take better images with my Nikon D3, however it doesn’t have the video feature that I so crave. Since having access to the 5D I’ve used every opportunity I can to take photos AND video.
Anyway, enough technical stuff. I hope you like this little video I created using the 5D. I shoot in full HD at 24fps (60fps blows). It was edited on an iMac 24″ using Final Cut Pro 6. Oops, sorry. That was a bit more techno-babble!
All the videos I take is just for fun. I enjoy it, but I obviously don’t do it professionally…yet. I’m still learning.
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After months and months of searching on Ebay and Gumtree I finally bagged the two x5355 processors at a reasonable price! But even when I received them it wasn’t just a case of inserting it in.
I didn’t have thermal paste, acetone and a very long screwdriver to reach down the heatsinks to unscrew the CPU.
I also had a massive issue trying to get the memory cage off; the screws that hold them in place strip very very easily. In a matter of minutes I manged to completely render them useless. In the end, I read an article where they had a similar problem so they just used a bit of brute force to remove the heatsink cover, the front fan assembly and a memory cage slot holder.
I am very happy with the results. I have put new life into a 4 year old Mac Pro. I didn’t have the finance to upgrade to a 2009 Mac Pro but I have no regrets, it is far more rewarding knowing that I upgraded it myself.
My one advise is to don’t bother trying to unscrew the front screws on the memory cage, just unsrew the back ones so you can lever it out to pull out the plastic heatsink cover. From there on it’s easy peesy, so long as you have the right tools.
GEEKBENCH RESULTS: 52% speed increase
MAC PRO 1,1 QUAD CORE – 4952
MAC PRO 1,1 EIGHT CORE – 9436
Please leave comments below. I’d like to hear your experiences in your upgrade.
** UPDATE 28TH SEPT 2010 **
It has been some while now using my upgrade Mac Pro and I can honestly say it was the best decision I made regarding this superb desktop. I’ve since the upgraded the hard drives so that I have three 1TB hard drives running as a striped RAID 0 for increased speed. I have a forth 1TB drive just acting as a booter.
There was one thing I noticed during a few hot weeks of summer here in the UK, the processors did get quite hot which resulted in a few minor graphic glitches on my Dell 30″ monitor. This was easily solved by increasing the fan speed using the excellent utility called smcFanControl. Other than that it has run smoothly. I’ve recently been editing full HD resolution video from a Canon 5D MK2 . Using Apple’s Final Cut Pro 7 the Mac Pro has had no problems chewing out the renders using all 8 cores. Processing and manipulating full HD video can really strain a computer but I’m pleased to say my x5355 upgrade has made all that scary installation worth it!