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HP's New Workstations: Powerful, Expandable, and Compatible

HP's New Workstations: Powerful, Expandable, and Compatible

Expanding its Z-series line, HP announced major updates to desktop and mobile workstations focusing on expandability, reliability and compatibility - and specifically targeting disappointed Mac users that may not have considered the PC world before. With the key word for creative professionals being "bottleneck" as 4K media (and beyond) and native editing become a mainstay of a typical workflow, HP hopes that giving users more options will be the solution.

Review, Feature, People / Interview
Kylee Wall
TV & Movie Appreciation
Jonathan Bird's Blue World

Jonathan Bird's Blue World

Jonathan Bird's Blue World is an underwater adventure series co-produced by the titular Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and naturalist, and the Oceanic Research Group. This epic conversation with Jonathan covered his trajectory across over 20 years in the industry, through NLEs (from Avid, Media 100, FCP, and now Premiere), camera formats (Hi-8 to 4K), computing platforms (adding HP workstations to his previously all-Mac shop), and business models -- starting with creating the TV show he'd always wanted to work on.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Tim Wilson
Art of the Edit
Shane Ross Rebuilds His Bay with Thunderbolt

Shane Ross Rebuilds His Bay with Thunderbolt

Broadcast editor and longtime Creative COW leader Shane Ross was onlining a series for MSNBC on Avid Symphony, and noticed a funny thing: his MacBook Pro was outpacing his Mac Pro tower. Follow his adventures as he uses a variety of new products to rebuild the heart of his suite around Thunderbolt and his MacBook Pro.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Shane Ross
Art of the Edit
Screenvision & The Show Before The Show

Screenvision & The Show Before The Show

So you get to the movie a little early. Chances are good that you'll be seeing the work of Screenvision, who builds a combination of trailers, interviews, promos and music videos to create a self-contained show. We spoke to Screenvision Creative Supervisor Brian Mason for our own look behind the scenes.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Tim Wilson
What Computer Should I Buy?
The Great Migration: From Mac Pro Tower to Mac Pro Tube

The Great Migration: From Mac Pro Tower to Mac Pro Tube

Helmut Kobler loved all the card slots and drive bays in his old-school 2009 Mac Pro. But after ordering a new Mac Pro, he had to rebuild his old tower's functionality - RAID and LTO support, broadcast monitoring, and plenty of spare drive space - with new Thunderbolt peripherals. Here's how he did it.

Review, Editorial, Feature
Helmut Kobler
What Computer Should I Buy?
HP's New Z: ZBook Mobile Workstation

HP's New Z: ZBook Mobile Workstation

HP is targeting disgruntled Apple Mac Book Pro users with a line-up of three ZBook Mobile Workstations, including the ZBook 14, which the company terms "the first workstation Ultrabook." Also new are enhanced Z Workstations featuring the latest in Intel architecture, the Ivy Bridge Xeon processor and Thunderbolt technology for high-speed data transfer, and two new Z Displays. These machines are far from mere attempts to "catch up," though. Instead, they offer features and power not seen elsewhere, and are turning heads of even hardcore Mac users.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
NAB Expo
NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day Four

NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day Four

Visits to G-Technology, RED, Shortcuts HD, CalDigit and spending the last part of day four of NAB 2013 at the HP booth with a detailed look at the HP Z820 made for a fantastic day.

Editorial, Feature
Dennis Kutchera
Stereoscopic 3D
NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference M & E Roundup

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference M & E Roundup

There was truly something for everyone at NVIDIA GTC, and a surprisingly rich amount of thoughtful presentations for the Media & Entertainment crowd. GTC provided many opportunities to learn the basics and, for the truly nerdy, many opportunities to dig deep. As a mere semi-geek, Debra Kaufman learned a lot and met a lot of interesting people. Read her roundup of new M&E technology thanks to super-fast GPU computing.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Windows Hardware & Software
Larger Than 4K: Larger Than Life!

Larger Than 4K: Larger Than Life!

Keen Live's Walter Soyka regularly works with files twice the size of EPIC's 4.5K - and how about a 120-foot video wall at 14,700 x 1200 - that's why he needs all the power he can get from his workstation.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Walter Soyka
What Computer Should I Buy?
Solving the Mystery of Getting Ahead

Solving the Mystery of Getting Ahead

With a BAFTA for audio in hand, Bang Post Production has a new game afoot for picture post in Wales.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Glenn Collict
What Computer Should I Buy?
AlphaDogs Editorial: A Cross Platform House

AlphaDogs Editorial: A Cross Platform House

How adding HP workstations to a previously all-Mac shop has made better business sense for one of Burbank's premiere post houses.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Terence Curren
What Computer Should I Buy?
HP: Shooting on the Cutting Edge

HP: Shooting on the Cutting Edge

Shane Hurlbut's pioneering digital cinematography has helped change the industry. He's now transforming his own workflow with HP DreamColor displays and the 17-inch HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Shane Hurlbut
What Computer Should I Buy?
No Time To Waste!

No Time To Waste!

Dylan Reeve, Post Supervisor & Finishing Editor for South Pacific Pictures pushes 250 episodes per year of New Zealand's #1 show, "Shortland Street" through the pipeline.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Dylan Reeve
What Computer Should I Buy?
Jump!

Jump!

NitroCircus: The Movie's stylistic leap in 3D production used RED EPICs shooting 96 fps, for up to 4TB of files a day. They relied on HP workstations to deliver the film on time and on budget.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Russell Lasson
Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate
Workflow Update: iMac, Adobe & the X Factor

Workflow Update: iMac, Adobe & the X Factor

With five edit suites currently running at Biscardi Creative Media, and four more on standby, Walter Biscardi and crew need the best possible performance our of their workflow and machines. Here, Walter describes the power (yes, power) of the iMac, the workhorse Adobe Premiere Pro, and some never say never insight on FCP X.

Editorial, Feature
Walter Biscardi
Cinematography
Jacob Rosenberg Directs Waiting for Lightning

Jacob Rosenberg Directs Waiting for Lightning

Waiting for Lightning is the tragic and triumphant story of legendary skateboarder Danny Way, following him from his chaotic childhood to his early talent with a skateboard through to his many professional successes. With a combination of archival footage, interviews and skateboard action, Waiting for Lightning also takes us on Danny's journey to China to jump the Great Wall on a skateboard.

Feature, People / Interview
Jacob Rosenberg
IBC Expo
IBC 2012: NVIDIA

IBC 2012: NVIDIA

Mac enthusiasts were happy to learn that NVIDIA just introduced the Quadro K5000 for Mac Pro systems, based on NVIDIA Kepler architecture and featuring Cinema 4K display support. NVIDIA also unveiled its second-generation Maximus workstation, featuring the Kepler architecture. This means that users can now send compute work to the NVIDIA Tesla accelerator, reserving the Quadro K5000 GPU for content creation. Last, the company debuted a new line of Kepler-powered Quadro graphics solutions for mobile workstations.

Editorial, Feature
Debra Kaufman
What Computer Should I Buy?
ProMAX ONE: Looking at the Hero

ProMAX ONE: Looking at the Hero

ProMAX has put together a beast of a creative workstation designed to serve a host of needs in production, particularly Post, and Walter Biscardi put the beast to a grueling test.

Review, Editorial, Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
NAB Expo
Zelinizing NAB 2012! Bob Zelin: The Future is Wide Open

Zelinizing NAB 2012! Bob Zelin: The Future is Wide Open

Industry leader, visionary, and wielder of baseball bats and shotguns Bob Zelin takes a look at the world through NAB-colored glasses and sees that, from now on, anything goes.

Editorial, Feature
Bob Zelin
Windows Hardware & Software
NAB 2012: HP

NAB 2012: HP

At NAB 2012, HP unveiled its all-in-one HP Z1 workstation. With a 27-inch diagonal screen, Intel Xeon processors and NVIDIA Quadro graphics, the HP Z1 is aimed at both the digital media and entertainment industry and the computer-aided design market.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
ARRI
A DIT Tells All

A DIT Tells All

You've heard of on-set file-based workflow? That's Von Thomas. Here's an inside look at his gear, and management secrets that can work for you too.

Feature
Von Thomas
What Computer Should I Buy?
HP Unveils New Workstations

HP Unveils New Workstations

HP just unveiled the follow-up to its popular line of Z workstations: the Z820, Z620 and Z420, which come equipped with the eight-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, offer up to 512 gigabytes of DDR3 memory and support multithreaded workstation applications.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
What Computer Should I Buy?
HP's Valentine to the Media & Entertainment Industry

HP's Valentine to the Media & Entertainment Industry

HP unveils the HP Z1, an all-in-one workstation features include a 27-inch screen, a 30-bit panel with an over-1 billion color palette, a built-in HD video camera, SRS premium sound speakers, an array of microphones for stereo inputs and optional NVIDIA cards, for a combination of power and expandability never before seen in an all-in-one system: a true, professional-strength workstation.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Breaking the Hug Quota: DreamWorks, Dragons, HP, and the next creative revolution

Breaking the Hug Quota: DreamWorks, Dragons, HP, and the next creative revolution

Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation, introduced "How to Train Your Dragon" at the DreamWorks campus in Glendale, CA, near Los Angeles. We were there as the guests of HP, the culmination of three days of seeing the latest wonders from HP's Workstation division, read on for highlights of the event.

Editorial, Feature
Tim Wilson
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