GTX 1080: Faster than a Titan X at half the price

Published in Post & VFX

DaVinci Resolve users take note: Nvidia's new Pascal-based GTX 1080 and 1070 GPUs rival or exceed the performance of last generation's Titan X.

A new lease of life for the Mac Pro?

Published in Technology & Computing

Apple are about to release the latest version of Mountain Lion, OSX 10.8.3, which includes support for high end graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD.

This article was first published two years ago so some of the information is old. But it's a question that keeps getting asked, and it's a great article - so we thought we'd publish it again. How do you choose between consumer and pro graphics cards? Low cost and high performance are compelling with the lower-end products, but compatability and support are better with the professional versions. Oren Payton explores this in depth

After Effects and the state of GPU computing

Published in Technology & Computing

What exactly is GPU computing and what does and doesn't use it?

The incredible rise of the GPU.

Published in Technology & Computing

Guest author Rakesh Malik tells a short history of Intel and how graphics processing units (GPUs) came to steal the thunder of the giant chip maker.

Switching from SD to HD... in 2015!

Published in Studio & Broadcast

While many production houses and broadcasters are adopting 4K workflows, guest author Fran de Souza, who resides on the border between Uruguay and Brazil, details his television station's struggle in transitioning from SD to HD broadcast in 2015 and the stroke of ingenuity that made it happen.

The Dell M3800 is a groundbreaking workstation-class laptop with a near-4K screen. We've been using it.

 Consumer-grade GPUs are getting faster and, crucially, they're using less power

World's fastest video codec can handle 16K

Published in Technology & Computing

Post specialist Cinegy has unveiled what it thinks is the world’s fastest codec, DANIEL2, capable of decoding up to 1100 frames per second of 8K video.

Most of us despair when we see technology and science presented to a non-technical audience on TV. It's not easy to explain stuff in the short time available, but often it's over-simplified to the point of being nonsensical. So how does a national UK broadcaster deal with the topic of 4K?

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