JBL 306P MkII Powered Monitor Review

JBL 306P MkII Powered Monitor Review

The JBL 306P MkII Powered 6.5" Two-Way Studio Monitor is a bi-amplified reference monitor that packs good sound at a…

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Best Hard Drives for your NAS or DAS and Video Editing

Best Hard Drives for your NAS or DAS and Video Editing

Yes the world is moving to SSD but when it comes digital content creation and video editing you're going to…

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KRK 8s V2 Subwoofer Review

KRK 8s V2 Subwoofer Review

The KRK 8S V2 subwoofer is a fairly compact powerhouse with myriad connectivity options at a reasonable price making it…

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Secret Lab Throne Gaming Chair Review

Secret Lab Throne Gaming Chair Review

Secret Lab makes a variety of gaming chairs. These are essentially very nice office style chairs with attractive and ergonomic…

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Genelec 8030C 5” active monitor Review

Genelec 8030C 5” active monitor Review

The Genelec 8030C 5” active monitors are a very good choice for transparent and accurate monitors for post production. Our…

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Best Router and Cable Modem Combination for Distance Learning and Work

Best Router and Cable Modem Combination for Distance Learning and Work

For great performance at a reasonable price we like pairing TP Link routers with Motorola cable modems. For example, the…

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ATEN CS1942DP Review - 2-Port USB 3.0 4K DisplayPort Dual-Display KVMP Switch

ATEN CS1942DP Review - 2-Port USB 3.0 4K DisplayPort Dual-Display KVMP Switch

It's been a while since we needed a KVM switch and man have they evolved nicely. The ATEN CS1942DP 2-Port…

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iZotope RX 8 Advanced Review

iZotope RX 8 Advanced Review

Izotope's RX series has been an essential part of our post production process for many years. Since RX 3 we've…

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Other World Computing Dual Bay SATA Drive Dock Review

Other World Computing Dual Bay SATA Drive Dock Review

This USB 3.1 Gen 2 SATA drive dock is one of the better made USB docks we've tested that can…

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FMR Audio Really Nice Compressor RNC1773 Review

FMR Audio Really Nice Compressor RNC1773 Review

The Really Nice Compressor or RNC1773 from FMR Audio in Texas is just that, really nice. FMR has been making…

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Yamaha MSP5 Studio Monitor Review

Yamaha MSP5 Studio Monitor Review

The MSP5 studio monitor from Yamaha has been around forever and we still think it's an excellent studio monitor that…

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G-Drive Mobile SSD R-Series 1TB Review

G-Drive Mobile SSD R-Series 1TB Review

The G-Drive SSD R-Series includes a USB-C port and is USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 3 compatible. It includes a couple…

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Mackie 1402 VLZ4 Mixer Review

Mackie 1402 VLZ4 Mixer Review

So your Mackie mixer finally died. Now what? There are a lot of options on the compact mixer market. Soundcraft,…

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Original Pancake House Apple Pancake Recipe

Original Pancake House Apple Pancake Recipe

Mmm...tasty Apple Pancake. Nothing makes me feel more like Homer Simpson than a giant baked Apple Pancake. When I was…

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A Good, Basic Office Chair for Working From Home

A Good, Basic Office Chair for Working From Home

The ÖRFJÄLL swivel office chair from IKEA is a good chair and good value at $49. We recently tested everything at…

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dbx 286s Mic Preamp/Processor Review

dbx 286s Mic Preamp/Processor Review

The dbx 286s Mic Preamp/Processor provides outstanding value and professional quality audio in a 1U form factor. The 286s includes…

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Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD Review

Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD Review

The Crucial MX500 is a 2.5 inch SSD designed to be installed inside a notebook computer. We tested it by…

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Skullcandy Riff Wireless Headphones Review

Skullcandy Riff Wireless Headphones Review

These headphones offer good value with quality sound, a comfortable fit and easy pairing to your phone. The hardest part…

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Simply Speakers Foam Speaker Repair Kit for JBL 4408a Monitor Review

Simply Speakers Foam Speaker Repair Kit for JBL 4408a Monitor Review

A lot of our production and broadcast friends have these JBLs 4408a monitors and a Hafler P3000 in the rack.…

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SampleTank 4 Max Review

SampleTank 4 Max Review

SampleTank 4 Max is packed with instruments and effects wrapped in a workflow that is simple to understand and inspiring…

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Nvidia Quadro P4000 Review

Nvidia Quadro P4000 Review

We like the single slot GPU because it allows us to use all the available PCIe slots in our system,…

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HP Unleashes Thunderbolt for ZBook Line



The new HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation should make a lot of mobile video editors happy. Finally, Thunderbolt alone will have a profound effect on the entire production workflow. The ability to drive a 4k display when necessary is also a nice perk. Nvidia's latest GPUs are also featured. We're looking forward to getting our hands on this one.

Visit HP for more information and all the specs.

How to Install an SSD Drive in a Desktop Computer

If you've been thinking about upgrading your system to an SSD there's never been a better time. We recommend OS and APPs on the SSD and data and renders on two seperate drives. If you're working with lots of HD data you may need a RAID array to provide enough throughput to your processors. For everyday computing tasks you will notice a huge improvement. Your PC will boot faster, launch applicatons faster and generally feel more snappy. We recommend leaving at least 25% overhead of blank space so the SSD can optimize the read writes and prolong the life of the drive.

LED versus Plasma versus LCD: LED is winning






















Samsung is cranking out some amazing smart televisions with Internet apps and menu systems that are extremely easy to use. There was a time when we’d look at the pros and cons of plasma versus LED versus LCD but these days if you have the cash to spend we’d advise going with LED.

To make it even simpler, start with Samsung and use its latest line of LEDs as your benchmark for price and performance. If you feel that Vizio at Costco can compete on quality and features than go for it.

If you’re still addicted to the black levels of plasma and its warm picture, start with Panasonic as your benchmark and go from there. With the power consumption, heat and weight of plasma it’s getting harder and harder to justify on anything other than cost.

Older style LCDs we’d flat out avoid these days unless your budget dictates it. In that case, start with what Sharp and Sony are doing and go from there.

Our favorite suppliers of TVs in order are Samsung, Panasonic, Sony and Sharp. Again, we advise using these manufactures as your benchmark and if you see something you like that compares favorably on price, go for it.

If you took us to the electronics store today we’d likely spend the most time choosing among the Samsung lineup as the company is really doing a nice job with the picture quality, menu system and industrial design.

Visit Samsung for more information.

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