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Crashes, Overheats and Getting it Done

Well, it’s been a whopping week of production on this end. I returned to town to immediately start editing some 1 minute promos for my church’s missions conference. While I got it done in time, I spent 12 hours on a 1 minute piece. This is a combination of incredibly and abnormally long render times and crash after crash; both application and OS. Video tends to take some time, but that’s unacceptable.

So the Macbook Pro has gone from bad to worse. Not sure why or what’s going on. I can’t seem to find any information on it. It never finishes any sort of file copy to or from the internal HDD, it takes almost five minutes to load any program in addition to approximately seven to ten minutes to boot. If you have any ideas, let me know.

So I resign myself to editing on the iMac in the office. Surely it’s a better performer? Well, not so much. After five hours of editing, it shared this with me:

So, because of budget constraints a new Mac Pro has been donated. It should be here by the end of the week if it ships on schedule. I’ll be donating some of my personal equipment as well. It’ll see more and better use here after I’m long gone anyway.

And that’s life as a media producer in ministry.


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