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HP Brings Tiny Desktops and Bold Displays to CES 2015

HP Brings Tiny Desktops and Bold Displays to CES 2015

HP announced major updates at CES 2015, including thin and light mobile workstations, new mini desktops for any room in the house, and enhance displays featuring curved, 4K and 5K panels and virtual reality capabilities.

Editorial, Feature
Kylee Peña
Windows Hardware & Software
Panasonic Debuts ToughPad for U.S. M&E Market

Panasonic Debuts ToughPad for U.S. M&E Market

Panasonic introduced Toughpad 4K, a 20-inch tablet that offers 4K resolution in a thin, lightweight and "business-rugged" package, for just under $6,000. This new tablet adds to Panasonic's UltraHD portfolio, which includes the recently unveiled 4K production monitor.

Editorial, 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
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
Windows Hardware & Software
HP SkyRoom: Sharing is Nice

HP SkyRoom: Sharing is Nice

You might look at HP SkyRoom and see a videoconferencing system, which indeed it is. But it is also a powerful tool for desktop sharing and collaboration, taking advantage of advanced technologies for maximum performance.

Feature
Tim Wilson
Windows Hardware & Software
HP Unveils The Future:The New Z-Series Workstations

HP Unveils The Future:The New Z-Series Workstations

Writer and contributing editor, David Roth Weiss, takes us UNDER THE HOOD of HP's powerful new Z800 workstations. With a radical new design inside and out, created in collaboration with the BWM Designworks global design consultancy, the new Z800 is HP's most powerful workstation ever for image and processor-intensive tasks, such as: HD video editing, composting, and 3D animation. As an added bonus, David takes us BEHIND THE SCENES with HP to DreamWorks Animation Studios, where the masterminds behind the incredible new hit film, Monsters vs. Aliens, are reinventing the art of storytelling using exciting new state of the art 3D stereoscopic filmmaking techniques and technologies.

Feature
David Roth Weiss
Windows Hardware & Software
Directory Opus 9

Directory Opus 9

This bruiser app is so powerful it should be a requirement for any power user (and every digital content creation user). It offers outstanding tools and an enhanced workflow at a great price. Its features are so deep I felt a written review wasn't strong enough to illustrate why Directory Opus 9 should be standard on every windows computer.

Review
John David Hutton
Windows Hardware & Software
Evoluent Vertical Mouse

Evoluent Vertical Mouse

It starts as a slight twinge in the shoulder, or a prickle in the wrist, a dime-sized knot in the forearm or a tingling somewhere up and down the arm. Whatever the symptoms, the cause is usually the same - RSI or repetitive strain injury or its widely publicized brother, carpal tunnel syndrome. In this article, John David Hutton takes a look at the new Evoluent Vertical Mouse. It could be the answer to protecting yourself from carpal tunnel and other strains.

Review
John David Hutton
Windows Hardware & Software
Adobe Production Studio Comes to the Mac

Adobe Production Studio Comes to the Mac

Adobe's Simon Hayhurst, Director of Product Management for Dynamic Media, takes Creative COW inside the Production Studio's journey across platforms. How much of it? Premiere Pro? Encore DVD? Yes, ALL of it! The Adobe Production Studio software bundle finally comes to the Mac.

Feature
Tim Wilson
Windows Hardware & Software
Microsoft Expression Studio: Microsoft's Designs on Designers

Microsoft Expression Studio: Microsoft's Designs on Designers

In this software review of Microsoft Expression Studio, Tim Wilson takes a look at what sort of leverage Microsoft could put behind its new software package, Microsoft Expression Studio... Adobe is the 800 pound graphics gorilla, with massive market share among designers. Meet Microsoft, the 8 thousand pound gorilla. They're coming - and they're going to keep on coming. Microsoft's Expression Studio includes Expression Media, Expression Web, Expression Design and Expression Blend. Microsoft says the suite is targeted at creative pros, not business.

Review
Tim Wilson
Windows Hardware & Software
AMD acquires ATI: What Does It Herald?

AMD acquires ATI: What Does It Herald?

With Intel's new CPUs and Apple as Intel's new customer, what does AMD see in its latest counter-strike move? In this article from The Creative COW Magazine, Ron Lindeboom discusses the future of ATI, AMD and the market as a whole.

People / Interview
Ron Lindeboom
Windows Hardware & Software
Directory Opus 8.1 for Windows

Directory Opus 8.1 for Windows

CreativeCOW leader John David Hutton shows us why Directory Opus 8.1 for Windows ''is an outstanding workflow addition at a great price... What is it? Some would say it's a windows explorer replacement and while this is technically true it also offers multitudes of capabilities normally included in many other apps, namely ftp, image conversion, complex file searches including metadata searches, image and file viewer, zip capabilities, folder synchronization, slideshows, etc. It also supports easy access to common utilities like Nero burning software and Google Desktop Search (GDS) software, freely downloadable from Google.''

Review
John David Hutton
Windows Hardware & Software
NewTek's TriCaster

NewTek's TriCaster

CreativeCOW leader, Robert Wilson says of NewTek's TriCaster: Smothering Doubts with Awards, 'This year's NAB delivered on the promises of bigger, better and cooler. NewTek's TriCaster came away as the coolest of them all and for good reason: it's insanely fantastic.'

Review
Robert Wilson
Windows Hardware & Software
Automating Windows Backup

Automating Windows Backup

John David Hutton works with video editing stations with many drives and many reasons to back up. In this tutorial, John David will demonstrate one way to back up which involves using Windows built-in backup utility.

Tutorial
John David Hutton
Windows Hardware & Software
Navigating networked folders with Logitech

Navigating networked folders with Logitech

Logitech's ''elite'' keyboard has some very cool features that are handy, especially for those users who have to navigate often through their Intranet and Internet, and it works for both the PC and the Mac! In this article, John David Hutton briefly runs through his favorite features.

Review
John David Hutton
Windows Hardware & Software
Arrays, RAID Drives & Striping: How They Work

Arrays, RAID Drives & Striping: How They Work

In a very basic look at issues like ''What Is an Array'', ''What is RAID'', and ''What Is Striping'' -- Creative Cow's Ron Lindeboom explores the issues that make digital video possible on personal computers. He examines the fundamentals and gives newer users the kinds of basics that they need to know to successfully configure their video drive solution.

Tutorial
Ron Lindeboom
Windows Hardware & Software
Building a PC NLE: Assembling your NLE

Building a PC NLE: Assembling your NLE

Assuming you have a limited budget to work with, and are looking to jump into digital video non-linear editing, building your own PC editing platform is the surest way to save a great deal of money. It is not, despite what others may have told you, a monumentally challenging task or cause for lost sleep provided you know what you're doing. In this second part of the two part series, Jim Laffety helps you assemble all the parts.

Tutorial
Jim Lafferty
Windows Hardware & Software
Building a PC NLE: Choosing the ComponentsBuilding a PC NLE: Choosing the Components

Assuming you have a limited budget to work with, and are looking to jump into digital video non-linear editing, building your own PC editing platform is the surest way to save a great deal of money. It is not, despite what others may have told you, a monumentally challenging task or cause for lost sleep provided you know what you're doing. In this article, Jim Laffety sorts it all out.

Tutorial
Jim Lafferty
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Debra Kaufman (2)
Jim Lafferty (2)
Ron Lindeboom (2)
Walter Soyka (1)
Kylee Peña (1)
David Roth Weiss (1)
Robert Wilson (1)
Tim Wilson (3)


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