Author: mark


In the first quarter of 2017, a fellow cinematographer (Austin) and my self set out to meet a photographer (Andrei) in Sri Lanka. The purpose was to document him using the Phase One XF 100MP camera system in the field.  This is the gear I took with me, where space and weight are precious.… Read the rest

Resolve has a handy way of dealing with mapped volumes, and macOS tends to consistently mount external volumes correctly. Windows, on the other hand, assigns drive letters, and can assign the wrong one for various reasons. Here’s how to fix it using a program called diskpart:

cmd.exe > run as administrator

>list volume
>select volume #
>assign letter=V
You can also remove a letter to free it up for reassignment:
>remove letter=I… Read the rest

At The DIT House we’ve been testing a pretty nifty device from Motion|FX that packs a lot into a portable, battery powered solution. It’s a scaled back version of the original, and, while not perfect, it gets pretty close to what I want in a DitKit.… Read the rest


The classic Mac Pro continues to be a workhorse for one-lites and dailies. At The DIT House they still rent, and are even used for editing. So we decided to teach an old dog new tricks by adding an Aukey PCIe card with 2 USBC ports.… Read the rest


I developed a healthy relationship tinkering with PC’s in my middle school and junior high days, before switching to laptops during my time in the Navy which carried into college. The obvious choice became Apple because of the superior build quality, ease of use, and ecosystem integration.… Read the rest


After the first DitKit build – an eGPU and RAID built on Thunderbolt 2 – I had to pivot into a PC build for a couple of reasons.

I began doing VR work, and at the time VR headsets on TB2 eGPUs didn’t exactly work.… Read the rest


I turn to the internet first as a resource for learning, whether about computers, cars, or philosophy. It is the free sharing of information and ideas that makes the world wide web so special, and the ability for those geographically separated to form communities around shared interest.… Read the rest