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Apple Updates 4K and 5K iMacs

Without much fuss, Apple quietly updated the iMac desktop line today, upgrading every 27-inch model to a 5K (5120×2880) display and offering 4K (4096×2304) as an option for its 21.5-inch model. The 27-inch iMac is a reasonably powerful desktop machine, … more »

Five Questions: Fancy Film CEO/CTO Bill Macomber on Resisting 4K Hype

Silverlake's Fancy Film Post Services specializes in independent films with tight budgets. CEO and CTO Bill Macomber is especially vigilant when it comes to keeping overhead manageable, and that means taking a very practical approach to post-production services. We sent … more »

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12 Review

Review: DaVinci Resolve 12

It’s a truism of this business. Like our long-neglected health club memberships — no matter how fabulous and snazzy the club might be, if it is too inconvenient or far away we are not likely to take advantage of it. … more »


Adobe Extends Mobile Workflow Options at Max Conference

Adobe is connecting more of the dots in Creative Cloud this week with the expansion of Adobe CreativeSync to mobile-to-mobile workflows. That means users can start working on a project with one mobile app, then continue developing it in another. … more »


GenArts Releases Sapphire 9

GenArts released Sapphire 9, the latest version of its VFX plugin suite, with substantial improvements to the Effect Builder, including multiple transition nodes and animation curves for customizing effects. "Builder is much more of a comprehensive tool in Sapphire 9, … more »


Panasonic Ships DVX200 4K Camera

Panasonic's new sub-$5,000 4K MFT camera, the AG-DVX200, has begun shipping. The first DVX200 left the company's Okayama factory on September 25, according to a blog post by Panasonic Professional Imaging Director Kunihiko Miyagi, and the cameras started showing up at … more »


Dell Launches New Mobile and Desktop Workstations and Displays

It's Dell day for video pros, as the computer giant announced a line of Precision mobile workstations and new entry-level desktop systems, and 25- and 27-inch UltraSharp monitors. The new workstations support sixth-generation Intel Core processors, the first mobile Intel Xeon processors, … more »


Nvidia Announces New Quadro Mobile GPUs

Nvidia announced a new line of Nvidia Quadro graphics crads for mobile workstations that boast up to 8 GB of GDDR5 memory. The company said they are up to twice as fast as the previous generation of  mobile processors. The … more »


JVC Posts v2.0 Firmware for 4KCam Line-up

JVC posted the new version 2.0 firmware update for its GY-LS300, GY-HM200, and GY-HM170 camcorders. The new firmware adds JVC Log gamma, true 4K (4096×2180) and 2K (2048×1080) 17:9 recording modes, and JVC's Prime Zoom feature to the LS300. Prime Zoom … more »


Review: Tiffen Satin, Black Satin and Pearlescent Filters

The advent of inexpensive 4K single sensor cameras, including a trove of DSLR variants, has exposed a glaring need for supplemental optical filtration. Optical filters can easily reduce noise, improve shadow and highlight integrity, and otherwise produce a more flattering image. Most … more »