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Computer

15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

This computer provides me with enough power to edit HD and 4K video with Final Cut Pro editing software. Programs such as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop run smoothly. The Retina Display is extremely sharp and vivid. I have gotten read and write speeds around 450MB/s. The larger 15.4" version is nice because it gives me a extra screen real estate to work.

Specs: 512GB Flash Storage, 16GB Memory, 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz, Intel Iris Pro Graphics and 9hrs battery life.


Software

Final Cut Pro: I use this editing software to edit HD and 4K videos. Final Cut Pro boasts powerful editing tools, effects, titles, transitions and color grading tools that are easy to use. Rendering, processing, and exporting is fast. Final Cut Pro is only compatible with Mac computers.

Adobe Lightroom: The best software for organizing and editing photos.  In Lightroom I can make simple to advanced adjustments to photos. In addition, there are tools to add color gradients and retouch photos. Lightroom can be purchased as a stand-alone app or it can be licensed on a monthly basis via a subscription. Adobe offers a 30 day free trial on their website.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Photoshop is an extremely powerful tool for creating graphics and manipulating photos. I use Photoshop to retouch and enhance some of my portraits. I also use it for creating graphics for my website, YouTube channel, and social media.


Computer Accessories 

Twelve South HiRise for MacBook | Height-adjustable laptop stand for MacBook

This adjustable stand elevates my 15" MacBook Pro at the ideal viewing height. This elevation also allows for proper ventilation and keeps my MacBook cooler. It is well built and extremely sturdy. My MacBook Pro doesn't slide on the arms of the stand at all.

 

 

bose companion 2 series III Speakers

They deliver rich stereo audio with good bass. This system accommodates two devices. I plug in my MacBook Pro and my iPhone. On the front there is a convenient volume control dial and headphone jack.

LaCie Rugged 1TB Thunderbolt & USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

I have three of these external drives and I use them to store photos, videos, and other files. On one of them I edit 4K videos. Being thunderbolt, it allows me to transfer files quickly. I love the rubber case because it prevents the drive from sliding around my desk and it protects it from small vibrations and drops.

Western Digital My Book Desktop Drive - 6TB

I use this hard drive as a Time Machine backup to back up my MacBook Pro and my three 1TB external hard drives. 

Apple Keyboard

A Bluetooth keyboard that recharges via a lightening cable.

Apple Magic Mouse

Allows for Mac specific gestures. It works via Bluetooth and recharges via a lightening cable.

WHOOSH! Screen Shine Duo Cleaning Kit

Great screen cleaner that leaves my screens streak free. It's non-toxic and kills germs.

Watch my demo and review here.

 

Cordies

A simple cable management system. I use this to prevent my cables from falling behind my desk and to keep my cables organized.

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