Category Archives: Review

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Sony PXW-X180

Review: Sony PXW-X180

Of course you want a large-sensor camcorder for the greater dynamic range, improved low-light capability, the reduced noise, and the trendy narrow-depth-of-field look we all crave. It is silly to invest in anything other than a large-sensor camcorder, whether you’re shooting … more »

HP EliteDisplay S140u LED Backlit Monitor

Review: HP EliteDisplay S140u LED Backlit Monitor

Pretty much everyone in video production and post-production has spent a good part of their lives in edit bays powered by large, high-powered workstations. I have two edit bays, one using an HP Z820 with a 32-inch computer monitor and 24-inch HD video … more »

HP DreamColor Z27x

Review: HP DreamColor Z27x Display

If you work with video content, you probably spend much of your time staring at a desktop monitor. And you probably wonder if what you see on the screen is an accurate representation of what your content will look like … more »

HP Z840 Workstation

Review: HP Z840 Workstation

It has been just two years since HP introduced its flagship Z820 workstation. And, almost like clockwork, we’re ready for a replacement model that updates many of the internal components. The two-year cycle is no accident. Like the newly introduced … more »

Panasonic AJ-PX270

From the Trenches: The Panasonic AJ-PX270 Goes Behind the Scenes for Equals

Following up my initial impressions of Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 back in April, I have since had the opportunity to work extensively with the new camera shooting behind-the-scenes for Equals, a futuristic love story produced by Ridley Scott and starring Nicolas Hoult … more »

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Review: Mocha Pro 4.0 and Mocha Plus 4.0

Motion-tracking is an increasingly important part of the editorial toolkit. If your workload is anything like mine, I'm sure you've had to replace something in a shot, like a sign, logo or billboard. Or perhaps you needed to do screen-replacement on … more »

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Review: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Coming from the world of ENG/EFP, I was excited to finally get my hands on a 4K digital cinema camera that was made for motion pictures — not like still photography DSLRs that shoot beautiful video at the expense of … more »

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Review: FilmConvert Pro

Ever since the introduction of the modern video camera, many digital filmmakers have been striving for that elusive “film look.” As digital camera technology advanced from high definition to 4K and above, with 24p native frame rates and larger sensors, … more »

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Review: Red Giant Universe

There are probably hundreds of plug-ins on the market today to accomplish virtually any task, from elaborate spins, streaks, and kaleidoscope mosaics to frame-rate conversions and depth-of-field adjustments. Thanks to fast processors and more capable GPUs, all of these things … more »

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Review: Dell Precision M3800 Workstation

When Apple announced the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display back in June 2012, a lot of people wondered if there would ever be a similar PC-based version. Apparently, Dell got the message. The company has launched a mobile workstation … more »