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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.


Episode 65 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Ed Tang, Technology Director at Belle & Wissell Co.

Posted in News on 01/27/2021 by Houston Bennett

This week we're joined by Ed Tang, Technology Director at Belle & Wissell Co. Belle & Wissell is a team of makers and innovators. We push ourselves to break new ground on every project—using original methods to tell inspiring stories and electrify audiences. Check out their website: https://bwco.info/about-the-studio/


Episode 64 - Labs Open Office Hour: LIVE Q&A w/ Matt Bach, Senior Labs Technician!

Posted in News on 01/22/2021 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!


Episode 63 - Labs Open Office Hour: LIVE Q&A w/ Dr. Don Kinghorn, Scientific Computing Advisor

Posted in News on 01/15/2021 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!


2021 Diversity Initiative

Posted in News on 01/15/2021 by Eric Brown

Marketing Manager, Eric Brown, pledges to use marketing budget to improve representation in the technology industry.


Episode 62 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Joel Telling, The 3D Printing Nerd

Posted in News on 01/13/2021 by Houston Bennett

We're excited to have THE 3D Printing Nerd himself, Joel Telling, join us for Workflow Wednesday this week! Joel is the man behind the "3D Printing Nerd" YouTube channel covering everything from hobby and consumer level topics all the way up to industrial additive manufacturing machines!


Episode 61 - Labs Open Office Hour: William George Discusses Photogrammetry & Engineering

Posted in News on 01/08/2021 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 about his areas of expertise, Photogrammetry & Engineering software like Solidworks and Pix4D.


Episode 60 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with John Nierras, Creative Director at Perfect Infinitives

Posted in News on 12/16/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week we're joined by John Nierras the creative director at Perfect Infinitives, a creative design and technologies studio firm that caters to the entertainment / visual industry for major brands. John's background is in visual effects for broadcast and film. A desire to push the boundaries of real-time visual effects led John into theatre, live events, and robotics. Now John leverages those skills into the world of virtual production!


Episode 59 - Labs Open Office Hour: Kelly Shipman Discusses Unreal Updates

Posted in News on 12/11/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week Kelly Shipman joins us to talk about his recent findings regarding the recently released AMD Radeon 6800 and 6800XT as well as the most interesting updates to come to Unreal Engine.


Episode 58 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Niel Guilarte of All Things Post Podcast

Posted in News on 12/09/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week we're joined by Niel Guilarte of All Things Post Podcast! All Things Post is a community that highlights the talented magicians behind the scenes in film, television, video, music, the arts & more. Each episode they feature post-production professionals, workflow advice, techniques, highlights, stories, and successes in order to inspire and educate others. Check out his podcast on Stitcher here: https://www.stitcher.com/show/all-things-post


Episode 57 - Labs Open Office Hour: Matt Bach Discusses The New AMD Video Card Release

Posted in News on 12/04/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week Senior Labs Tech Matt Bach takes questions and chats about the latest testing results for the 6800 and 6800XT GPUs from AMD. We've collected everything you need to know right here: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/AMD-Radeon-RX-6800-XT-Review-Roundup-1992/


Episode 56 - 20th Anniversary Celebration with Jon Bach

Posted in News on 12/02/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Puget Systems and President and Founder Jon Bach joins us with a look back at where we've come and where we're going, what's changed and what's stayed the same over the years.


Press Release: Puget Systems Launches PugetBench for DaVinci Resolve

Posted in News on 11/30/2020 by Matt Bach

Auburn, WA (November 30, 2020) - Puget Systems (www.pugetsystems.com) today announced a new initiative - the PugetBench for DaVinci Resolve - to address the need for comprehensive, repeatable and consistent benchmark testing for colorists, editors, and VFX artists using DaVinci Resolve. This benchmark is designed to thoroughly test many aspects of Resolve using real-world projects and workflows, and the latest CPU, GPU, and other hardware components.