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Boris Red 4 review

Review:  Boris Red 4 review

While we now take integration between video-editing programs and compositing tools for granted, Boris Red pioneered this by running as a…

Mac Pro 3GHz review

Review:  Mac Pro 3GHz review

The base-level Mac Pro is aimed at graphic designers and other primarily 2D-focused creatives. This model sits at the other end of the scale.

Nucleo Pro review

Review:  Nucleo Pro review

As the name suggests, Nucleo Pro is an expanded version of GridIron’s Best Buy-winning Nucleo plug-in for After Effects (AE) which was…

PhotoFrame Pro 3 review

Review:  PhotoFrame Pro 3 review

PhotoFrame is named using the Ronseal method – it enables you to put frames on your photos. Version 3 sees an overhaul of the interface and…

Review:  Xtreme SL Quadro 2500M review

The Xtreme SL Quadro 2500M is enormous. It’s a 19-inch laptop, though you’d need to be The Rock to have a lap large enough to balance it on.

Mac Pro review

Review:  Mac Pro review

The Mac Pro is more than a G5 with a new processor, it’s a powerful system that offers something not usually associated with Apple – value.

News:  IBC: Apple updates Final Cut Pro

Apple has used the IBC trade show in Amsterdam to announce Final Cut Pro 5.1.2, an update to the Mac maker's video editing software that adds…

Shake 4.1 review

Review:  Shake 4.1 review

When Apple announced that it was slashing the price of Shake for Mac, it received hyperbole equating this to a Ferrari being offered for the…

Review:  Magicolor 7450 review

Konica Minolta’s latest laser printer may look like a 1970s Soviet housing project, but a few niggles aside, the quality of its output will…

RT.X2 review

Review:  RT.X2 review

enables editors to capture, edit and output HDV with a minimum of fuss. Like the first generation of DV editing hardware, it’s somewhat…

MacBook Pro 17-inch review

Review:  MacBook Pro 17-inch review

Apple’s latest pro laptop isn’t just a larger version of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro – it adds a faster processor and the option of a glossy…

Boris Blue 1.0 review

Review:  Boris Blue 1.0 review

Following on from the first real-time 2D motion graphics application, Apple Motion, Boris FX has released the first truly-professional…

Precision M90 review

Review:  Precision M90 review

The Precision M90 has a much chunkier shell than its M65 cousin, as it’s based on a completely different line of laptops – Dell's…

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Precision M90 review

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