So I think its about time to give out the details on the computer setup I have going on.. Before I left home I had a desktop (currently for sale if your interested) named The Beast with an I7 processor, 16 gigs ram that runs off ssd’s and has 6 tb of internal memory. When I found out that I was going to be going on a very long roadtrip and living in a VW Westfalia for Roadtrippers my first thought was SWEET! Then reality kind of hit and the first big decision had to be made. How am I going to keep up on the computing side of things. I definitely needed a laptop so I started to do some research and I ended up getting an Origin PC EON17-S Pro. The most exciting thing about going with this laptop is that I was able to customize exactly what all went into it! So anyways for those who are totally nerdy over this kind of thing (like me) you will enjoy this if your not… well you can skip this one! haha
It’s name is “The Dark Knight”
The base computer comes with a 17.3 inch 1080p screen, 3 usb 3.0 ports, 1 ESATA port and 1 usb 2.0 port. (I’m only listing the things I found very important, You can see all the info here)
Then comes the fun customization time
My next thought was how do I handle all of the data that I go through.. and my solution was to get a Hard Drive Array which I have 4 x 3TB drives in running RAID.
I am planning sometime to write up a blog (or make a video?) with my full workflow but I want to explain how I use this laptop for my workflow.
I didn’t want to do a full blog post on my computer until I had used it enough to really recomment it and I can honestly say that it is a tank! It blows my old desktop out of the water and blows through renders like nobody’s business. My favourite thing it does better than my desktop is bring up picture previews in Adobe Bridge (this way I can look at a timelapse by pressing down the right arrow) and within 30 seconds I can be previewing 400+ photo timelapses!
P.S. If you are wondering why its name is the Dark Knight…. This is why
Anyways if you have any questions about my computer workflow just let me know and I am hoping to do a more detailed post on my timelapse workflow!