How these video pros handle their most demanding work

The Intel(R) Core(™) i9 X-Series processor has revolutionized the way these creatives do their work. Not only has it given them the power they need to edit their content; it also allows them to be as creative as they want without worrying about whether or not their workstation can keep up.

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Video creators use moving images to tell unique stories, and professionals often need to tell those stories on a deadline. For Torin Simpson, Taylor Jackson, Jordy Vandeput, and Anna and Chris Hutton, reliable equipment is key to completing their clients’ projects on time. They all need an editing system with a processor that won’t hold them back. Since upgrading to an Intel(R) Core(™) i9 X-Series processor based system, these storytellers can focus on the work they do and not their workstation’s performance.

Professional documentarian doesn’t let a slow processor hold him back

Torin Simpson, founder and owner of Beard God Media House, is always striving to create the best story possible for his sport-centered mini docs. Regardless of the stress this brings him along the way, it always ends up being an incredibly rewarding experience — Simpson has the right equipment, talent and passion for the work he does.

Working as a one-man band

Besides the companionship of his impressive beard, Simpson works primarily alone. He is what you would call a true one-man band. He does everything on his own and, as any professional with deadlines knows, that can be a very stressful situation to work in. “There is an endless amount of stories to be told,” Simpson says. “You have to figure out what the story is. How to get all the elements you need to tell that story and then once you have those elements you have to figure out how to put them together,” Simpson says. “To tell the best possible story — and every single time — is incredibly stressful and trying.” But when it comes down to it, Simpson is a storyteller and while working on his own may not be the most ideal situation, he gets great satisfaction when he finally finishes a project. “… when it’s all done, it always ends up being an incredibly rewarding experience.”

Simpson maximizes his power to meet all his deadlines

Simpson likes to craft the best narrative he can, but he also has to be practical: “I’m a storyteller, but I still have to meet deadlines,” Simpson says, “and with the Intel Core i9 X-series processor, I’m hitting those deadlines every time.” He likes to shoot 4K ProRes and easily shoots up to a terabyte a day, so he needs capable hardware when he gets to editing. When using older systems and processors to work with 4K video files, render and export times could literally take hours — hours he could have spent creating. He now opts for an Intel high-end desktop processor and saves loads of time. “I’m a creative person. I’d rather spend my time doing the creative things like shooting and writing, producing and editing. And that’s why I need the most powerful processor I can get, with the most RAM I can give my software,” Simpson says, “With the Intel Core i9 X-series processor, render times are faster.” Simpson is making more money with the i9 processor because it’s simply able to handle all the taxing tasks his work demands. “I’m not twiddling my thumbs. I’m not waiting as long. I’m getting more work done and that’s more money in my pocket.”


Where does Simpson store the terabytes of video he shoots?

I don’t think anyone wants to wait around for terabytes of data to transfer on a slow system. Simpson is able to avoid any downtime because he can take advantage of Intel’s Optane(™) Memory. “With Intel Optane Memory, I know I have incredibly responsive primary storage,” Simpson says.

There are times though when Simpson needs to store his data externally. In these situations, he opts for Thunderbolt 3 over USB 3.0. “… I use Thunderbolt 3. It’s just so much faster than USB 3.0,” Simpson explains.

Hardware that lets you get to work

Simpson is a storyteller, but beyond that, he’s a storyteller working to meet deadlines. He has to be smart with his time. Having a powerful processor, along with access to Optane Memory and Thunderbolt 3, allows him to do that. There’s no thumb twiddling for Simpson. He has the time to create the best story possible because his software’s performance isn’t holding him back.

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Taylor Jackson has been a professional wedding photographer and videographer for over half a decade. In that time, he’s traveled the world, started a YouTube channel and shot countless weddings. He needs to use the best computer technology out there to be able to efficiently edit his work and share it with the world, without sacrificing creativity.

From ‘button presser’ to wedding photography master

Today, Jackson is a professional at his craft, but he’s had to work hard to get to that level. Jackson’s few first gigs as a wedding photographer were far from his best projects. “The first three weddings that I shot, I absolutely hate,” Jackson admits. “I was really just a button presser to them.” But after he shot a friends wedding, he discovered capturing weddings could be one of the most fun experience you can have with a camera. It was then he decided he needed to be doing wedding photography full-time. From there, everything started to fall into place for Jackson. People began to take notice notice of his work and he got hired more frequently. “I went from 20 weddings up to 50 weddings the following year,” Jackson said. And it didn’t take long for Jackson to branch out into video. It was in 2013 that Jackson started to do both photo and video at weddings by himself.

Traveling around the globe

Jackson had entered a great time in his professional career: “During that time, I was fortunate enough to travel the world and in between those shoots, I started filming video content for YouTube,” Jackson says. His YouTube channel’s main goal is to provide photographers with practical photography tips and inspire them to travel with their cameras — just like he was doing. He’s been fortunate enough to travel to places like New York City, San Francisco, Tokyo, Antarctica and everywhere in between. But even in such photogenic locations, the key is still to tell the best story possible. Technology can’t hold him back.

Render times are a big deal

When all the fun of shooting is done and it’s time to start editing, Jackson needs a powerful computer that can handle large, high-resolution photo and video files. “We create so much data as we shoot,” Jackson says. He currently uses a system with Intel’s i9 X-series processor and it’s given him access to power he’s never had before. “I used to have to edit with proxies,” Jackson says. Simply put, it’s revolutionized his workflow. The Intel Core i9 X-series processor has given him faster rendering speeds compared to his past systems.Thankfully, he no longer has to edit with proxies. His projects are now of the highest possible quality and his workflow is considerably quicker.

No more missed deadlines

Jackson can now also quickly access his high-quality files with Intel Optane Memory. His experience with Optane Memory has been incredible; he no longer misses deadlines. And since Jackson is always on the move — going to the amazing places he that does for his YouTube channel — it’s essential that he can edit projects stored externally. And with Thunderbolt 3 he’s able to do that. “ … when I’m traveling, with Thunderbolt 3 I could even edit off an external drive,” says Jackson.

Never let technology hold you back

Jackson has been all over the world. However, there’s still many inspiring experiences awaiting him. Intel’s Core i9 X-series processor, Optane Memory and Thunderbolt 3 will ensure that he can continue to share those experiences with the rest of the world. “I’m a creative and I don’t want technology to hold me back from creating my best work possible,” Jackson says.

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Jordy Vandeput founded the small Belgium-based company back in 2014. One of Cinecom’s core philosophies at is that the equipment you use doesn’t always have to be the most expensive; it just has to be reliable and suited to your workflow. Cinecom focuses on educating its audience about how they can produce commercial videos on a budget through online tutorial videos as well as courses and blogs.

Cinecom’s success

After Cinecom’s initial success, Jordy has been able to expand his operations to YouTube and hire a production team to work at Cinecom, thus creating the popular YouTube channel

Cinecom’s YouTube channel has amassed almost 450,000 subscribers over the couple of years its been live on the platform — very impressive to say the least. Jordy attributes the channels success to his company’s sheer creativity.

“We always try to think outside the box,” Jordy says with a smile. “ … for example, one of our latest projects was a music video where you would see this huge crane movement in that video clip, and it’s probably a pretty expensive crane so we were looking for a creative way to recreate that on the cheap. So we built our own wooden camera crane to recreate that effect and it came out pretty good in my opinion.”

Every Tuesday and Friday, Cinecom puts out a new episode for their community to enjoy and learn from. Jordy notes that their most popular episodes are often on Friday because they do what they call Copycat Friday: “What we do in that series is find a creative way to re-create certain effect [or] editing technique from a popular film and music video, or another video creator.” Their Copycat Fridays have tackled a wide variety of topics from sources like Kendrick Lamar’s “LOVE” music video, “Blade Runner 2049” and even “Stranger Things.”

Expanding operations

Because of Cinecom’s uniqueness, on top of a lot of hard work, Jordy has seen his company grow at an unbelievable speed. “Over the past year, my company has been growing enormously,” Jordy says. It’s grown so big that Jordy was able to purchase a studio this past year, even though he admittedly pounders whether Cinecom really needs one. “ … do we need a studio? Not really. But I see it to be a part of my workflow,” Jordy explains. “Every video that we make, we utilize the space. I find that very important.”

“I also love to work with space. That is why I see this studio as part of my equipment, you know. Something that I can rely on. And the same thing goes with lighting, with cameras, with sliders, strains, whatever you have,” Jordy continues. “You have to rely on it. If something breaks today, then we won’t make our deadline.”

Getting the right equipment for the job

As he settled into his new production environment, Jordy knew that Cinecom needed a few reliable computers — and he wasn’t going to settle for anything less than the best possible systems he could get with his budget. So Jordy decided to build his own system. “I wouldn’t go just to a computer store and ask them ‘do you have something off the self?’ I always trying to get the best system possible for my budget. So that’s why I built my own system and I always do that,” Jordy says.

While crafting these new systems, Jordy says he made a “very conscious” decision to include Intel’s brand-new Core X Series processors in his office computers. He knew that he wanted to future-proof these system for a while. ““I don’t want to build and buy a new computer every year,” Jordy explains, “ we are sure that the new [Intel] architecture is future proof. And that again helps me to spend a little extra buck into the system, having better performance and also making sure that it last a little bit longer.” He adds that the previous Intel processors like the i3, i5 and i7 are still “amazingly good” and that he would use them if his budget didn’t permit him to invest in the latest processors from Intel’s Core X Series.

As Cinecom continues to grow, Jordy knows that he needs access to the most reliable equipment out there, and not just the most expensive equipment. By including Intel’s new Core X Processor series in his production studio computers, Jordy is confident that he’ll be able to continue to do what he loves for years to come and that his company will continue to  thrive.

Rendering thousands of love stories

Anna and Chris Hutton are the co-owners of Necrania’s Dream Art Studio in Chico, California. At a typical wedding, Anna and Chris can shoot up to 3000 images to piece together that perfect romantic narrative for the newlyweds. “We absolutely love being able to capture a couples love for one another whether it be photos, videos or both,” the couple says.

The two of them are no strangers to technology’s influence on visual storytelling; after all, they met via a mobile app. “We met on Instagram — That’s right. Instagram!” Chris says.

Balancing productivity with perfection

The couple has captured many special moments in their clients’ lives and as their business rapidly grows, they are juggling creative work, logistics, schedules, production, and more. .“It’s common for us to be working on a few weddings at a time. It’s hard to balance sometimes,” Chris says.

Not only are their deadlines important to meet, but Anna and Chris have to make sure they create something uniquely special for their couple clients. In a business so centered on client happiness (no one ever wants to disappoint a newly married couple!) being productive is critical.

Intel’s Core i9 processor allows Anna and Chris to make every project special

It’s typical for Chris and Anna to capture half a terabyte of video in one day, plus those thousands of still photos. With all that data, this couple needs a computer that’s purpose-built for editing videos and photos.

They currently use Intel’s Core i9 X-Series processor — and it’s working great for them. “With the Intel Core i9 X-Series processor, we don’t have to wait. We can continue creating beautiful stories,” says Chris. “[Intel’s Core i9 processor] gives us more time to work on each project and allows us to take on more work.”

With their previous machine, they wasted a lot of time because of low processing. “On our last machine, we got used to waiting on the computer,” says Anna.

Once they upgraded to the Intel Core i9 processor, they no longer had to wait for videos and pictures to render. And with more weddings on the books, they need that time to focus on their art. “It’s all about creating the best work and making sure you don’t put in more time than is needed,” Chris says.

Anna and Chris also use Thunderbolt 3 to quickly store all their important data externally — and edit content on location. This speeds up and simplifies their workflow, furthering their ability to meet the needs of their business.

The Huttons want to focus on what they love to do and that’s to tell the best story with the most uniqueness possible. “We just want to be creative and get the job done all while telling the best story,” Chris says.

Their love for each other and creating stories conquered all their setbacks

The story of how this couple opened their business is quite remarkable. Not only did they meet on Instagram, but also they used to live 5,500 miles from one other. Even though they were living on opposite sides of the world — Chris in Northern California, Anna in the Czech Republic — their love for telling stories through photography and film (not to mention their love for each other) eliminated the distance between them. It wasn’t long until they were working together and telling stories of love from countless numbers of happy couples.

Upgrading to the Core i9 X-Series processor has been a game changer for Anna and Chris. They now relish in faster processing and rendering speeds. In turn, they can take on more projects because their time isn’t being wasted. Thunderbolt 3 allows the couple to store data externally and work externally, speeding up and simplifying their workflow.

The Intel Core i9 X-series processor has changed the way these creatives work

Torin, Jordy, Taylor, and the Huttons all use Intel(R) Core(™) i9 X series processors — and they’re extremely happy with what it’s done for their workflows.

The Intel(R) Core(™) i9 X-Series processor has revolutionized the way these creatives do their work. Not only has it given them the power they need to edit their content; it also allows them to be as creative as they want without worrying about whether or not their workstation can keep up.