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More Horsepower!

By Strictly Business Blog

If you’re looking to add video production to your client services, be sure to budget appropriately for upgrading your computer hardware to a desktop machine with a fast processor and lots of RAM. If you’re working with Adobe Production Premium CS5, you may wish to upgrade your video card as well. A fast system will improve every aspect of your video processing workflow—from initial ingest to final render, allowing you to work more fluidly and…

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DSLR Video Quick Tip

By Strictly Business Blog

When shooting video in the field with a DSLR camera here’s a tip that will help manage your footage.  Create a disk image (DMG file) of your card and back it up to several places.  It will keep all files in the DCIM folders which is essential when using the Final Cut Pro Log and Transfer plug-in.

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Admit a Mistake and Move On

By Strictly Business Blog

We all make mistakes. That’s a given. But how we respond when we make a mistake is not. In our response – or lack of one – lies a key to our potential success in relationships, both personal and business. Once we recognize a mistake has been made, our first response should nearly always be to acknowledge it. Although there are people who believe admitting an error is a sign of weakness, acknowledging a mistake…

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Precedents & Policies

By Strictly Business Blog

One of the best pieces of business advice I ever got came from our dog trainer, Ruth Chase of the Coventry School for Dogs and Their People.  Dogs, she explained, spend all their time trying to figure you out.  They pay attention to the most subtle signals – signals you may not even be aware you’re putting out. “The important thing to remember when it comes to dogs,” she added, “is that everything you do…

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Cascading Errors

By Strictly Business Blog

Years of technical rock climbing and mountain rescue taught me that when things go wrong, it is often the cumulative effect of a series of small errors, rather than one big mistake. Further, the longer your objective takes to complete, the greater the opportunity for smaller errors to compound into large ones. Take, for instance, a a multi-day climbing ascent in Yosemite Valley. Spending an extra 10 minutes on each pitch talking or fiddling with…

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Mistakes are Lessons in Disguise

By Strictly Business Blog

“If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying”-Wynton Marsalis I had been in business nearly two years when I made a terrible mistake. I don’t remember the nature of the disaster but the lesson I learned remains some 30 some years later. After a couple of days of hand ringing and self-recrimination, I figured that the mistake had cost around $5000. I asked myself if I should continue since I had just lost the amount…

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