Category Archives: Review

Review of the HP ZBook 15u G4 Mobile Workstation

 When we think about workstations for serious production and post work, HP’s line of Z Workstations immediately come to mind. And we’re not talking the huge desktop workhorses such as the towering Z840 (which I have reviewed here), but also HP’s highly esteemed line of ZBook Mobile Workstations which offer intense power in a mobile … Continue reading Review of the HP ZBook 15u G4 Mobile Workstation

Review of the HP Z240: Workstation Power Anyone Can Afford

 When it comes to powerful workstations, very few make them as good as HP, and practically no one makes them better. Therefore, if you are looking for a machine that can take on serious production and post challenges, an HP workstation should be high, if not at the top of your list. If money is … Continue reading Review of the HP Z240: Workstation Power Anyone Can Afford

Leader of the Pack: Review of the HP Z840 Workstation & Z27s Display

 If you work in high-end post production, visual effects, animation, video editing, matte painting, audio recording or any creative field for that matter, you probably have already heard about HP’s top of the line workstation, the Z840, found throughout the industry in leading computer animation studios, color suites, editing facilities, production companies and by creative … Continue reading Leader of the Pack: Review of the HP Z840 Workstation & Z27s Display

Review of Premiere Pro CC 2015: Scopes & the Lumetri Color Panel

 While Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 has been out for a while, I only recently had a chance to go over the new features. Among other things, I had been traveling for a while then I hurt my back in the gym. But enough about me. Let’s talk about Premiere Pro CC 2015. Only several … Continue reading Review of Premiere Pro CC 2015: Scopes & the Lumetri Color Panel

Review of Digital Rebellion’s Kollaborate

 While some things never change, other things really do. Fifteen years into the third millennium, the business of making motion pictures has been significantly affected by new technology. Computers and software have profoundly changed the way we do our jobs, and editors have embraced the creative freedom and unlimited opportunities for experimentation that is possible … Continue reading Review of Digital Rebellion’s Kollaborate

Review of the Lenovo ThinkStation P900 Workstation

 I expected that Lenovo’s new top of the line ThinkStation P900 was going to be a hot machine when I first heard about it, and when it finally arrived for review, I can’t say I was disappointed. While I don’t always make a video for every product I review, I often do when a new … Continue reading Review of the Lenovo ThinkStation P900 Workstation

Mocha Pro 4 Review: Advanced Rotoscoping and Tracking

 Mocha Pro is a highly regarded application for visual effects that is used by leading studios around the world. It’s been used in the creation of such blockbuster motion pictures as The Hobbit, Black Swan, The Amazing Spiderman, Harry Potter and more. In February 2013, Imagineer Systems was honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures … Continue reading Mocha Pro 4 Review: Advanced Rotoscoping and Tracking

Review of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

 The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is not your average Android tablet. It’s great for watching movies, surfing the web and using your favorite apps due to its large, high resolution screen and potent JBL sound system. However, it can also serve as a useful tablet for artists, animators and post production pros for showing … Continue reading Review of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

Review of Resolve 11

 It’s been some time now since Blackmagic Design released version 11 of DaVinci Resolve. Long recognized as one of the world’s leading color correction applications, it’s been used to grade a long list of Hollywood blockbuster films, television commercials, music videos and documentaries including such recent features as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Captain Philips, Sacrifice … Continue reading Review of Resolve 11

Review of Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2015

 The Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite, or ECS, contains versions of Autodesk’s popular 3D animation tools including Maya, 3ds Max, MotionBuilder, Mudbox and SoftImage. While the latest version of the suite, ECS 2015, has been out for some time now, I’ll take a closer look at it in this review, though I’ll be focusing mainly on … Continue reading Review of Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2015