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So Just How Good a Workstation is  the Lenovo ThinkStation P300?
Saturday, December 27th2014

So Just How Good a Workstation is the Lenovo ThinkStation P300?

There are not many players in the pro workstation market. So what about Lenovo, which has been coming on strong of late, adding heavy-duty mobile workstations like the ThinkPad W540 earlier this year. How are they shaping up as a contender for your computing dollar?

Craft / Product Review
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 11 Adds NLE, Competes With Other App Suites
Sunday, November 16th2014

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 11 Adds NLE, Competes With Other App Suites

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, Version 11 has been out for some time. So after getting to know it for a while, here are my thoughts about the latest version of one of the top color grading applications around. But the company behind this new release is not just offering some better tools, but have some very different apps – and companies - in their sights …

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NAB 2014 Photo Diary – Day One
Tuesday, April 15th2014

NAB 2014 Photo Diary – Day One

Here are images and some thoughts from our walking the floors at NAB 2014. The annual Las Vegas-based conference reigns as the largest event aimed at those in video production and post. The show and convention center are plain big: some 98,000 folks walked the 3 million + square feet of floors in the four […]

Technology Review / Product Review
Silhouette V5: Much More than Just Rotoscoping
Monday, February 10th2014

Silhouette V5: Much More than Just Rotoscoping

In the world of visual effects, rotoscoping is a critical component of most any project. Whether you need to isolate elements from their backgrounds, integrate CGI with live action footage or key out actors from a green screen, vfx artists know that rotoscoping and matte generation are a big part of the job. However, “roto” […]

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...

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Fun Tech at First Engadget Expand NY
Tuesday, November 12th2013

Fun Tech at First Engadget Expand NY

Nothing spells consumer-trade-fair-hoping-to-find-its-way but an oddball collection of a huge welded raptor, 3D printers squirting out face masks, and a $2 million surgical robot moving around colorful toys . Yes, it was the first running of Engadget Expand this past weekend at the Javits Center. This was its first New York appearance...

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Does make.tv Really Show the Future of Cloud-based Production?
Tuesday, May 7th2013

Does make.tv Really Show the Future of Cloud-based Production?

We wrote about CrowdFlik as part of our company profiles from Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013. The New Jersey-based company built its app to take advantage of how a younger generation creates its video–using smartphones and not stand alone video cameras. The app allows users to create crowd-sourced video and have it edited […]

Craft / Product Review
Tuesday, April 23rd2013

Will MAXON’s Cineware Bring True 3D to Adobe?

Join Joe Herman as he takes an in-depth look at Cineware, the first fruit of MAXON and Adobe's exciting new technology that forms a direct pipeline between CINEMA 4D and After Effects. In addition, Joe shares his thoughts about CINEMA 4D Lite, a capable version of CINEMA 4D that will come free with the next version of After Effects.

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Adobe SpeedGrade CS6 – Can Color Grading Go Mainstream?
Tuesday, February 5th2013

Adobe SpeedGrade CS6 – Can Color Grading Go Mainstream?

Was Adobe’s Creative Suite missing something? For years the Production Premium version of Creative Suite gave you what you needed to author a complete video production. Does it need a color-grading app too?

Gear / Article
Manga Studio 5: Powerful Software for Comic Creation
Wednesday, January 30th2013

Manga Studio 5: Powerful Software for Comic Creation

Smith Micro's Manga Studio 5, just released, is a great tool for creating all sorts of comic books or graphic novels. Join Joe Herman for a closer look at this powerful yet affordable software…