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Gear / Product Review
How Does Lenovo’s ThinkPad W540 Workstation Stack Up?
Tuesday, October 7th2014

How Does Lenovo’s ThinkPad W540 Workstation Stack Up?

In this review, Joe Herman takes a close look at the ThinkPad W540, a powerful new mobile workstation from Lenovo that is capable of handling demanding production and post production challenges...

Craft / Article
A Shooter’s Friend: Ona’s Bolton Street Camera Backpack
Thursday, October 2nd2014

A Shooter’s Friend: Ona’s Bolton Street Camera Backpack

If you’re serious about taking that new DSLR out to shoot photos or video, you can pack using two separate approaches. The tried and true route? Heavy duty bags from long-time gear makers such as Lowepro and Kata. No one mistakes those when you get out on the streets of New York or Mumbai. But […]

Gear / Article
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?

Craft / Article
Not Drab at All – HP’s </br>Swinging Laptops
Thursday, August 7th2014

Not Drab at All – HP’s
Swinging Laptops

Admit it. HP has never been known for doing hip, sexy computer tech. Sure, they’re a great engineering company. By some standards, HP is the company that started Silicon Valley, though in 1939 they were only a daydream of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, working out of that now famous garage of theirs in Palo […]

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 […]