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    The Lenovo W540 Mobile Workstation: Reviewed by Joe Herman

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    Lightworks - the potent NLE now goes Mac. Read Joe Herman's review

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    Joe Herman reviews NUKE 8 and asks whether NUKE STUDIO has Flame on its Mind...

How Does Lenovo’s ThinkPad W540 Workstation Stack Up?

How Does Lenovo’s ThinkPad W540 Workstation Stack Up?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Gear, Tech, Top Stories

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...


Free as Ever, Lightworks Finally </br>Does Mac

Free as Ever, Lightworks Finally
Does Mac

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Software Review, Top Stories

If you have never heard of Lightworks, you might be missing something. This capable and full featured NLE has been used to cut a surprising number of top feature films. Learn more about it in Joe Herman's review for CineMontage Magazine...

The Foundry’s NUKE 8 Reviewed – And Thoughts About NUKE STUDIO

The Foundry’s NUKE 8 Reviewed – And Thoughts About NUKE STUDIO

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Software Review, Top Stories

The Foundry, in addition to recently releasing NUKE 8, had some exciting news at NAB. The London-based company announced that it will release something really new, NUKE STUDIO, due to come out later this year...

Silhouette V5: Much More than Just Rotoscoping

Silhouette V5: Much More than Just Rotoscoping

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Software Review, Technology Review

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” […]


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

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

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Gear, Technology Review

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...

Checking Out Autodesk’s Entertainment Creation Suite 2014

Checking Out Autodesk’s Entertainment Creation Suite 2014

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Gear, Top Stories

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

Making the Grade the Easy Way: SpeedLooks by LookLabs

Making the Grade the Easy Way: SpeedLooks by LookLabs

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Craft, Gear

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…


Fun, Easy Character Animation with Reallusion’s CrazyTalk 7

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Software Review

Joe Herman looks at Reallusion's CrazyTalk 7, which offers quick and easy animation by first importing photographs of friends, celebrities, animals, or even 2D artwork...

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

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Craft, Technology Review

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.

A Look at SpeedGrade: Professional Color Grading within Adobe Creative Suite 6

A Look at SpeedGrade: Professional Color Grading within Adobe Creative Suite 6

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Gear

SpeedGrade is an important and welcome addition to Adobe's Creative Suite. Find out the details of this versatile color grading app in this review by Joe Herman.