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

HP’s Hot New ZBooks, Virtual Workstation and Displays

 Along with the new year comes news of exciting products from HP which they will be unveiling at CES 2015. On the list are powerful new workstation products as well as innovative displays. In workstations, nobody quite does it like HP and that’s why they’re number one in industrial strength machines with their Z Series … Continue reading HP’s Hot New ZBooks, Virtual Workstation and Displays

Review of the Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Workstation

 With its sights set on the heavy duty workstation market, currently dominated by HP, Lenovo adds to their ThinkStation series of workstations with the new ThinkStation P300 tower, their “entry level” model, aimed at professionals who seek a balance of power and value. Those who might benefit from a machine like the P300 include, students, … Continue reading Review of the Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Workstation

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