After Effects & Performance. Part 6: Begun, the core wars have…

When we look back over the last 25 years of After Effects’ history, and how its performance has evolved, we can see a few key milestones. The years 2006, 2010 and 2015 proved to be hugely significant. In this article, we’re going to look at what happened in 2006 to make it such a landmark […]

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Autodesk Maya 2020: new tools enabling content creators to work faster

Autodesk Maya 2020: new tools enabling creators to work faster

The just released Autodesk Maya 2020 includes a host of new tools and improvements that enable faster, more intuitive CG content creation from first concept to final delivery. Available as a standalone subscription or with a collection of end-to-end creative tools within the Autodesk Media & Entertainment Collection, Maya 2020 arrives with new animation, rendering, […]

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After Effects & Performance. Part 5: Introducing the CPU

Introducing the CPU – Confusing Products, Unfortunately… At the heart of every modern computer is the CPU – the central processing unit.  For several decades the CPU has been the main focus of the computer, with the name of the CPU sometimes used as the name for the computer itself.  In the 1990s Windows users […]

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: terrific for Premiere Pro, solid choice for DaVinci Resolve

If you’re willing to pay the price – 50% more – the new AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is the CPU of choice to use with Premiere Pro or DaVinci Resolve. But the war is not over, as Intel has new CPUs coming out soon. The recently announced 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 24-core 3960X […]

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AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper: the world’s fastest high-end processors

AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper: the world’s fastest high-end desktop processors

Up to 90% faster performance in Cinebench R20 nT, up to 47% more performance in Adobe Premiere are some of the claims made by AMD for the new AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X now introduced. The battle continues, and it’s the consumer that always wins. Intel showed their goods, now it is time for AMD to […]

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VideoGorillas’ Bigfoot super resolution converts films from native 480p to 4K

Bigfoot super resolution converts films from native 480p to 4K

A new production-assisted AI technique called Bigfoot super resolution, from VideoGorillas, converts films from native 480p to 4K by using neural networks to predict missing pixels. While the industry is moving forward in terms of resolution used in films produced, with 4K and 8K, following the evolution of film and video standards, there continues to […]

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Blackmagic RAW Speed Test benchmark tool: how fast is your Mac?

Blackmagic RAW Speed Test: how fast is your Mac?

Blackmagic RAW Speed Test is a new CPU and GPU benchmarking tool that you can use to test the speed of decoding full resolution Blackmagic RAW frames on your system. How fast is your Mac? Now you can test your system’s CPU and GPU performance for working with full resolution Blackmagic RAW video. Blackmagic RAW […]

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A.I. Gigapixel receives update and new resizing models

A.I. Gigapixel receives update and new resizing models

The image resizer A.I. Gigapixel, from Topaz Labs, received a new update, featuring additional options for image enhancement, 3 sets of new Artificial Intelligence models and other features. With the latest update to A.I.Gigapixel the program, which Topaz Labs presents as “the first and only intelligent image resizer for your computer” just became even more […]

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Your next laptop may have Intel and AMD inside

Your next laptop may have Intel and AMD inside

Whether you want a desktop solution or a portable workstation the size of a laptop, Intel and AMD may have what you need, mixing products from both companies. Smaller laptops and desktop computers While the introduction of external GPUs to use with laptop computers is a viable solution for many users, not everybody wants to […]

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