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MAXON Reveals CINEMA 4D R16 at Siggraph
Tuesday, August 19th2014

MAXON Reveals CINEMA 4D R16 at Siggraph

The annual Siggraph graphics convention functions much like NAB does for the rest of the industry – it’s the place to be when new products, whether hardware or software, are announced for the visual effects industry. The show returned to Vancouver this year, and while we weren’t able to attend, we did watch with interest. […]

Gear / Article
Lenovo Jumps into Workstation Market with Hot ThinkStation </br>P Series
Saturday, August 16th2014

Lenovo Jumps into Workstation Market with Hot ThinkStation
P Series

Workstations are the workhorses of the postproduction industry, running 24/7 in a busy animation studio, or getting bounced around on a DT cart on a feature film shoot. So what’s Lenovo, better known for their business ThinkPads, think it’s doing by announcing its new P-Series workstations?

Gear / Article
What Can You Do with an HP DL380z Virtual Workstation?
Wednesday, June 4th2014

What Can You Do with an HP DL380z Virtual Workstation?

Has HP just gone back to the future with its HP DL380z Virtual Workstation? After all, IBM started out with a similar thin client/machine room computer approach. Didn't modern workstations put this idea to rest some time ago?...

Craft / Article
NAB 2014 – Day Two of Our Photo Tour
Tuesday, May 6th2014

NAB 2014 – Day Two of Our Photo Tour

Here's another photo essay from wandering the floors at NAB 2014...

Gear / Upcoming Event
Live from New York: It’s Post-NAB!

Live from New York: It’s Post-NAB!

Presented by AbelCine and MoPictive Join AbelCine and MoPictive for a night of new cameras, lenses, and other game-changing gear from NAB 2014. This Expo-style event will feature the top manufacturers and offer you a chance to get hands-on with the equipment you may have missed at NAB. Manufactures in Attendance: Arri Atomos Canon Freefly Fujinon Panasonic Sony Switronix […]

Gear / Product Review
The G Spot of Primary Storage? G-Technology’s G-RAID Drives Reviewed
Tuesday, January 21st2014

The G Spot of Primary Storage? G-Technology’s G-RAID Drives Reviewed

I recently reviewed G-Technology's dual-disk G-RAID drives. I think you'll find my review straightforward and useful as I take a closer look at these massive external arrays...

Craft / Article
HP’s Hot New ZBooks, Workstations and Displays
Thursday, September 12th2013

HP’s Hot New ZBooks, Workstations and Displays

I’m always interested when it comes time for HP to show a batch of new workstations. While others are excited to know what is happening in tablets and smartphones, workstations are part of what I need to keep up to date with so I can do my job. HP’s Z series of workstations lead the […]

Gear / Product Review
Checking Out Autodesk’s Entertainment Creation Suite 2014
Monday, August 19th2013

Checking Out Autodesk’s Entertainment Creation Suite 2014

Come along as we take a look at some of the enhancements and new features in Autodesk's Entertainment Creation Suite 2014.

Craft / Article
Wednesday, July 24th2013

Power and Affordability: HP Drops New, Less Expensive Workstations and Displays

While some creatives can get by with today's more powerful laptops, most full-time professionals rely on workstations. Read how HP will soon deliver potent workstations and top-quality monitors for a lot less than you'd imagine...

Craft / Product Review
Making the Grade the Easy Way: SpeedLooks by LookLabs
Tuesday, July 16th2013

Making the Grade the Easy Way: SpeedLooks by LookLabs

Can color grading be made simpler? That's what SpeedLooks proposes. Joe Herman takes a look at how this collection of 3D LUTs by LookLabs might just give your production a big budget feel without a master colorist to grade it…