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Here's why chips are still getting faster...

Published in Technology & Computing

Guest author Rakesh Malik explores why we haven't seen great increases in processor speeds as of late, and how processors continue to improve in other ways. 

Guest author Daniel G. Roberts breaks down the value of a new iMac 5K against a Mac Pro system, in terms of Geekbench scores and specs.

We've bee testing the G-Tech G-SPEED Studio R, which is a desktop Thunderbolt raid system, with styling sympathetic to the Mac Pro, but which can, of course, be used with any computer supporting Thunderbolt. Tom Salisbury reports

How photography is saving analogue cinema

Published in Production

Film is dead, long live film. A Kickstarter campaign to resurrect one of the most famous names of the photochemical era, FILM Ferrania, has raced past its target and looks set to keep the ‘Made in Italy’ brand in business. By Fanjan Combrink.

Inside the 5K iMac

Published in Technology & Computing

What's inside the astonishing new 5K iMac, announced on Thursday? K.Stewart reports

For ages, we've been predicting a 4K Mac, but we were wrong! It's 5K! For pretty much what you'd have expected a 5K computer monitor to cost, Apple's thrown in a very capable computer. It's reduced the price of Mac Minis as well. It's never been cheaper to do serious stuff on a Mac. Oh, there are some new iPads as well. K. Stewart, our own Apple Expert, gives the full details

French VFX Facility BUF Compagnie to make software public

Published in Post & VFX

A French Revolution:The name BUF Compagnie is not always the first company to leap to mind when one thinks of the world’s top VFX houses, but you’ve been living under a rock if you haven’t been dazzled regularly by the company’s work. And soon, reports guest author Neal Romanek you will be able to buy the software that produced it. 

Blender 2.72: Paint updates and more

Published in Post & VFX

Guest author and Blender expert Gottfried Hofmann dishes on Blender 2.72, the latest version of the popular and increasingly powerful open source 3D modeling and animation suite, which brings an overhaul of the paint system.

World renowned freelance colorist Warren Eagles shares five top tips that shed light on the dark art of color grading and the life of a colorist. By Matt Aindow.

Haswell, Xeon & Core Demystified - Part Two. Guest author Rakesh Malik looks at the different flavours of Haswell processors, examines where Xeon fits into the pattern, and looks ahead to the introduction next year of Intel's 14nm iterative 'tick' of the Haswell microarchitecture, Broadwell.

We recently ran a story on Dell’s upcoming 27-inch UltraSharp 5K monitor marking a new era in Ultra HD monitors. Now, with persistent rumours pointing to Apple introducing a Retina iMac, we believe the house that Steve Jobs built will debut a 27-inch 5K iMac soon. Guest author Daniel G. Roberts reports.

Haswell, Xeon & Core Demystified - Part One. Guest author Rakesh Malik sheds light on the latest Intel chipsets, their capabilities and their suitability for video applications.

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