Last week review 10-2024

Weekly review 10-2024 and slowly you can feel it, spring. It’s getting warmer and it’s light earlier in the morning 😉

Last week review 10-2024

This week was all about the new PC, and the first part is about the components I chose to build my new PC.

The most far-reaching choice is of course the CPU. Even though I was not dissatisfied with AMD, as in my old system, and I use a Ryzen 7 5700G CPU in my X300, I wanted an Intel CPU in the new PC, mainly because of the support for Quicksync and many options for the H264 and H265 containers.

And here the choice fell on the i7-14700K, even if many might have preferred an i7-13700K, but at the time of purchase the price difference was just under 30,– € and I wanted to have the newer CPU.

Last week review 10-2024

I put the most thought and research into the choice of graphics card. I had almost considered a 4070 and at the beginning of the year NVidia had released its Super cards, including the 4070 TI Super, which had 16 GB of VRAM.

Almost all benchmarks are related to gaming and are not very transferable to video editing, and besides, even if such a card is perhaps twice as fast, in reality we are talking about a video being rendered in a minute instead of 2 minutes. That’s why I opted for an RTX 3060 with 12 GB of VRAM, given the huge price differences, and so far I’m happy with my choice

Last week review 10-2024

This week DxO released PureRAW version 4. This version should bring further improvements in noise reduction. DxO speaks of 2.5 SO levels of improvement on its website. However, this software still costs € 119. The software can also be tested for 14 days and it can function as a Lightroom plugin, which is certainly very practical.

I just don’t have that many Hi-ISO shots that would make it worthwhile for me. Otherwise, if you like the results of PureRAW, you can also use the Photolab software, which includes PureRAW (but not the latest version).

Last week review 10-2024

And finally, a noteworthy piece of news from this one is that Nikon has acquired the American cine manufacturer Red. Red manufactures video cameras for professional productions and is certainly suffering from the fact that DSLM cameras are also getting more and more features that come very close to the specifications of Nikon’s own cameras. With the takeover as a 100% subsidiary, Nikon moves up into the league of cine camera manufacturers alongside Sony and Arri.

All in all, another very eventful week. I hope you enjoy the articles and look forward to your questions and comments.

ciao tuxoche

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