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Review: HP Z230 Workstation

Choosing the right workstation can be tricky, especially for digital media. In theory, you want the fastest model that’s available. In reality, you have to consider cost (well-equipped workstations aren’t cheap), expandability (it should be able to grow along with … more »

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Pixar Releases RenderMan for Katana

Pixar Animation Studios released RenderMan for Katana, building a bridge between Pixar's rendering system and The Foundry's Katana look-dev and lighting platform. The two companies announced a partnership to integrate Katana and Renderman at last year's SIGGRAPH, saying that their … more »

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Panasonic Prices 4K-Capable Lumix GH4 at $1,699

Panasonic today announced that its forthcoming Lumix DMC-GH4 4K-capable mirrorless micro four-thirds (MFT) still and video camera will be priced at $1,699. The DMW-YAGH video adapter, which beefs up the GH4's video production capabilities, will be priced at $1,999. The … more »

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Review: Apple’s New Mac Pro

The new Mac Pro is here! The new Mac Pro is here!   That’s all that went through our heads when we first saw the announcement of this new iteration of Apple’s flagship pro desktop model. (Yes, that's a reference … more »

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Review: Assimilate Scratch Play

Scratch Play is Assimilate's new, free mini version of Scratch for use as an on-set image player—and color-correction and look establishment tool—for most every media file type. As most of you know, Assimilate Scratch and Scratch Lab are a bit … more »

Christie Will Bring ‘6-Primary’ Laser Projection to NAB, CinemaCon

Christie said that laser projectors using 6-Primary (6P) color laser modules will be demonstrated at CinemaCon, which begins March 24 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, and NAB, which opens April 5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The 6P … more »

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2014′s New VariCams: One Is 4K High-Res, the Other 240fps High-Speed

Panasonic finally committed to its 4K VariCam strategy at a press briefing in New York City today, when it actually announced two new cameras under the VariCam brand. The "4K VariCam" that was first shown as a mock-up at NAB … more »

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Ooh La La: LaCie’s New HDD Is in a Silver-Plated Sphere

LaCie is following up last year's 4 TB Blade Runner drive, designed by Philippe Starck, with the new Christofle Sphère, a USB 3.0-powered drive in a spherical steel enclosure that's silver-plated and polished by hand at the Christofle silversmith workshop … more »

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LTO: It’s Not Just for Archives Anymore

As media companies look to store ever-growing mountains of digital content for the long term, LTO tapes are becoming a de facto archival standard for media. Widespread adoption of the LTFS format means LTO tape can behave more like a … more »

The Case for Object Storage

Of the 798 episodes of the BBC’s Doctor Who that have been filmed and aired since 1963, 97 are missing. According to The New Yorker, old episodes were simply taped over when new ones were made: “In the 1960s and … more »