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Episode 89 - Live Q&A w/ Jonathan Winbush - Founder @ Winbush Immersive

Posted in News on 08/04/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week we have the pleasure of hosting Jonathan Winbush, award-winning motion graphics designer and founder of Winbush Immersive. With over a decade of experience working in a wide arrange of mediums from traditional television to newer tech like virtual, augmented, and mixed reality WINBUSH continues to push the limits of what can be accomplished with a little creativity.


Episode 88 - Live Q&A w/ The Labs Team; Discussing Xeon W-3300 Performance Testing Results

Posted in News on 07/29/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week we're hosting a round table talk to discuss the recent Intel Xeon-W launch with our entire Labs Team. We'll be going over performance testing, where it might fit into our product line, and, as always, we'll be taking questions from YOU the audience! At Puget Systems, we do a LOT of testing. We believe that computers should be a pleasure to purchase and own. They should get your work done, and not be a hindrance. To do that, they need to be the right hardware for the job. We take it on as our mission to test and validate the industry's most popular applications, ensuring the software runs properly, and that our hardware is optimized for performance.


Episode 87 - Live Q&A w/ Sara Dietschy

Posted in News on 07/21/2021 by Houston Bennett

Sara creates awesome videos on her YouTube channel featuring tech reviews, deep-dives into her creative process along with other filmmakers, photographers, and artists. She also hosts That Creative Life, a weekly podcast where you will find candid conversations with the best artists and business professionals in the world.


Episode 86 - Live Q&A w/ Ben Nelson, Puget Systems Support Manager

Posted in News on 07/09/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week we're joined by our Technical Support Manager, Ben Nelson! We'll be taking and answering questions we gathered from social media and LIVE from the audience! Although our hope is that you will never have to call in to Support for assistance (we hope our machines operate at optimal performance out of the box and for many years without any hiccups) we realize that from time to time, you will need to reach out to us. Whether it is for assistance setting up or troubleshooting an issue with a newly purchased system or working to resolve issues with a system that has seen its share of years, we are more than happy to hear from you.


Episode 85 - Live Q&A w/ Armando Ferreira - Film Maker & Gear Nerd @ Mondobytes, YouTube

Posted in News on 06/25/2021 by Houston Bennett

Joining us this week is Armando Ferreira! Armando creates filmmaking gear reviews, how-to's, and tutorials covering everything you need to know to improve your YouTube video production, on his popular YouTube channel, MondoBytes.


Episode 84 - Live Roundtable Q&A w/ The Labs Lads - RTX 3080 Ti Edition

Posted in News on 06/18/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week we're hosting a round table talk about the recent RTX 3080 Ti launch with our entire Labs Team. We'll be going over performance testing, where it might fit into our product line, and, as always, we'll be taking questions from YOU the audience! At Puget Systems, we do a LOT of testing. We believe that computers should be a pleasure to purchase and own. They should get your work done, and not be a hindrance. To do that, they need to be the right hardware for the job. We take it on as our mission to test and validate the industry's most popular applications, ensuring the software runs properly, and that our hardware is optimized for performance.


Episode 83 - Live Q&A w/ DJ Bailey - Technology Consultant at Puget Systems

Posted in News on 06/11/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week DJ Bailey, a technology consultant here at Puget Systems, joins us to answer your questions and talk about the consultation process, how we go about getting you the right system for your workflow, and some exciting and challenging client requests. We specialize in building exactly what you need and none of what you don't. Our no-pressure, non-commissioned sales staff are experts at configuring a computer that will meet your exacting needs. They are happy to discuss a configuration with you or guide you through each step of the process by asking a few questions about how you'll be using your computer.


Episode 82 - Live Q&A w/ Ash Thorp, Creative Director - ALT Creative, Inc.

Posted in News on 05/28/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week, we're proud to have Ash Thorp, director, designer, illustrator, and founder of ALT Creative, Inc. join us on our show today to discuss and answer questions related to VFX, digital art, animation, and more! ALT Creative, Inc. ( https://altcinc.com/ ) was founded by Ash Thorp to offer a variety of assistance with your project needs, ranging from creative direction, graphic design, VFX, concept/digital art, illustration, animation, through directorial services.


Episode 81 - Live Q&A w/ Dr. Don Kinghorn, Scientific Computing Advisor - Puget Systems

Posted in News on 05/21/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week, join us for a live Q&A session with Dr. Don Kinghorn, Scientific Computing Advisor at Puget Systems as we discuss Docker containers, enroot, and how the A100 is performing for the scientific community. Every week at 1pm Pacific we host a LIVE Q&A show featuring members of our Labs team and industry experts ranging from machine learning scientists to indie filmmakers, professional photographers, sound designers, VFX artists, and more!


Episode 80 - Live Q&A w/ Gabriella K, Virtual Production Artist - Feeding_Wolves YouTube Channel

Posted in News on 05/14/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week we have the pleasure of hosting Gabriella K, aka Feeding_Wolves on YouTube! Gabriella creates content centered around Unreal Engine, Motion Graphics/VFX, and Virtual Production. Recently, she's become a go-to source for information and tutorials on Unreal Engine MetaHumans. We're glad to have her on the show to help give us some insight into and answer questions about, the virtual production workflow and what effect MetaHumans will have in the future.


Episode 79 - Live Q&A w/ Kelly Shipman, Labs Technician - Unreal Engine!

Posted in News on 05/07/2021 by Houston Bennett

Our very own Kelly Shipman is our special guest this week! We'll be taking your questions about game development, virtual production, 3D rendering as well as discussing the MetaHumans beta from Epic, the latest developments in Unreal Engine, and more! We take it upon ourselves to test and validate each industry's most popular applications and understand the nuances of how they interact with and utilize PC hardware. And while we do publish extensive articles on these subjects, we also realize that not everyone has the time to understand and apply this knowledge to their specific needs.


Episode 78 - Live Q&A w/ Matt Bach, Senior Labs Technician!

Posted in News on 04/30/2021 by Houston Bennett

Matt Bach joins us this week to go over the latest in content creation software updates and how your computer's hardware affects performance. We'll also be looking at H.264/H.265 Hardware Decoding hardware support. We take it upon ourselves to test and validate each industry's most popular applications and understand the nuances of how they interact with and utilize PC hardware. And while we do publish extensive articles on these subjects, we also realize that not everyone has the time to understand and apply this knowledge to their specific needs.


Episode 77 - Live Q&A w/ Ben Nelson, Puget Systems Support Manager

Posted in News on 04/23/2021 by Houston Bennett

After last week's hiatus, we're joined by our Technical Support Manager, Ben Nelson is our special guest! We'll be talking about what sets our support team apart from the other guys, some common issues they've been seeing lately, in addition to taking and answering questions from the audience! Although our hope is that you will never have to call in to Support for assistance (we hope our machines operate at optimal performance out of the box and for many years without any hiccups) we realize that from time to time, you will need to reach out to us. Whether it is for assistance setting up or troubleshooting an issue with a newly purchased system or working to resolve issues with a system that has seen its share of years, we are more than happy to hear from you.


Episode 76 - Live Q&A w/ Dr. Don Kinghorn, Scientific Computing Advisor

Posted in News on 04/09/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week Dr. Don Kinghorn joins us to talk about Intel oneAPI, Rocket Lake, Ice Lake, Nvidia GTC, and more! Dr. Kinghorn is our resident Ph.D. and scientist. He is the escalation point for questions concerning HPC, Scientific Computing, Machine Learning, AI, Linux System Administration, and Troubleshooting. He also works on hardware systems validation for scientific workloads and provides an internal educational resource for others here at Puget Systems.


Episode 75 - 11th Gen Intel CPU Launch Roundtable w/ Labs

Posted in News on 04/02/2021 by Houston Bennett

Intel has updated its mainstream, desktop product line with several new 11th Gen Intel Core processors. These CPUs offer higher performance per clock than earlier generations, making them well suited for single- and lightly-threaded workloads.


Episode 74 - Chatting about After Effects Multi-Frame Rendering with Adobe Dev. Sean Jenkin

Posted in News on 03/26/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week we're joined by Sean Jenkin, software engineering manager on the Adobe After Effects team. Matt and Houston chat with Sean about the nitty-gritty details of the Multi-Frame Rendering feature in After Effects! We're excited to get some in-depth information about how it all works and what is still to come!


Episode 73 - Puget Systems Podcast: Live Q&A w/ Mike Lorrain, Quantum Productions

Posted in News on 03/19/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week Mike Lorrain, co-founder of Quantum Productions, joins us to talk about some of the changes that have occurred in the 25 years he and his business partner Norb have been making videos, thoughts on the newest tech, and advice for beginners! From pre-production all the way through music and editing, Quantum Productions works to create outstanding, award-winning films for their clients; some of whom include Safeco Insurance, Nordstrom's, and Puget Sound Energy.


Episode 72 - Live Q&A w/ Ben Nelson, Puget Systems Support Manager

Posted in News on 03/12/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week our Technical Support Manager, Ben Nelson is our special guest! We'll be talking about what sets our support team apart from the other guys, some common issues they've been seeing lately, in addition to taking and answering questions from the audience! Although our hope is that you will never have to call in to Support for assistance (we hope our machines operate at optimal performance out of the box and for many years without any hiccups) we realize that from time-to-time, you will need to reach out to us. Whether it is for assistance setting up or troubleshooting an issue with a newly purchased system or working to resolve issues with a system that has seen its share of years, we are more than happy to hear from you.


Episode 71 - The Labs Lads Discuss AMD Threadripper Pro

Posted in News on 03/05/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week we're hosting a round table talk about the recent AMD Threadripper Pro launch with our entire Labs Team. We'll be going over performance testing, where it might fit into our product line, and, as always, we'll be taking questions from YOU the audience!


Episode 70 - Live Q&A w/ Julian Bass, Social Media VFX Star

Posted in News on 02/26/2021 by Houston Bennett

You probably know Julian from his epically viral superhero VFX TikTok reel from last July. Julian has been making incredible videos for years and we're so excited and happy to have him join us this week for our Live Q&A show. You can check out his work on TikTok and YouTube Macrobass Productions website: http://www.macrobassproductions.com/


Special Episode - We're doing it LIVE! Testing Corridor Digital's 6K DaVinci Resolve Project.

Posted in News on 02/19/2021 by Houston Bennett

Can three 3090s handle it? Matt Bach and Houston take a look at some high-quality footage from Corridor Digital in DaVinci Resolve. We see that with default settings, things are pretty terrible, but Matt knows how to tweak things a bit to get full 23.976 FPS playback.


Episode 69 - Live Q&A w/ Jared Lewis, Technology Consultant

Posted in News on 02/12/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week Jared, a technology consultant here at Puget Systems, joins us to talk about the consultation process, how we go about getting you the right system for your workflow, and some exciting and challenging client requests. We specialize in building exactly what you need and none of what you don't. Our no-pressure, non-commissioned sales staff are experts at configuring a computer that will meet your exacting needs. They are happy to discuss a configuration with you or guide you through each step of the process by asking a few questions about how you'll be using your computer.


Episode 68 - Labs Open Office Hour: LIVE Q&A w/ William George!

Posted in News on 02/05/2021 by Houston Bennett

We take it upon ourselves to test and validate each industry's most popular applications and understand the nuances of how they interact with and utilize PC hardware. And while we do publish extensive articles on these subjects, we also realize that not everyone has the time to understand and apply this knowledge to their specific needs. That's why we have our Labs Open Office Hour! This week William George joins us to chat and take questions!


Episode 67 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Brandon Carr, IT Lead for Contractor Nation

Posted in News on 02/03/2021 by Houston Bennett

Brandon Carr is the IT Lead for Contractor Nation. He and his team provide desktop & network support, email administration, telecom administration, building security, etc. so that the company and its people may achieve even greater success. Contractor Nation helps home improvement, repair, and service contractors with business coaching, training, marketing, sales expertise, etc.


Episode 66 - Labs Open Office Hour: LIVE Q&A w/ Kelly Shipman, 3D Rendering Labs Technician!

Posted in News on 01/29/2021 by Houston Bennett

We take it upon ourselves to test and validate each industry's most popular applications and understand the nuances of how they interact with and utilize PC hardware. And while we do publish extensive articles on these subjects, we also realize that not everyone has the time to understand and apply this knowledge to their specific needs. That's why we have our Labs Open Office Hour! Each week we make available a member of our Labs Team to answer questions from YOU our audience and to talk about the latest news and updates regarding their particular area of expertise.