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Burbank, CA, January 23, 2014—Cinema Without Borders, an independent publication dedicated to Independent and International Cinema, has declared ACER as the most innovative designer of consumer systems for filmmakers and film fans and awarded the company with its Seal Of Excellence. Acer is one the companies that first introduced tablets for high-end design and illustration many years ago. In recent years Acer has produced innovative, elegant, modern and unique designs in all areas of desktop computers, all-in-ones, ultra books and tablets. After years of Apple dominating new and creative designs in the computer/mobile world, now Acer has stepped into that…

Coming from a primarily CGI background my drawing skill sets developed after my skills in modeling, lighting, texturing and rigging. Because of this reversal in traditional vs. digital skill sets my traditional skills never have quite been as strong as my digital and therefore things such as quality 2d animation always felt a bit out of reach. However based on the simple fact that I am writing a review on a piece of software whose primary focus is 2d animation, things have obviously begun to change. Regardless of who you are, or what your background in animation is, there will…

Burbank, CA, January 23, 2014—Cinema Without Borders, an independent publication dedicated to Independent and International Cinema, has declared HP Workstations the most powerful systems for filmmakers as the winner of Seal of Excellence in the Professional Filmmaking field. The 2014 iteration of the prestigious Seal of Excellence Award—received in the past by the Palm Springs International Short-Fest Film Festival, Vudu HD On-Demand, and Mitsubishi—is bestowed upon HP Workstations for excellence in the field of filmmaking and film editing. Cinema Without Borders’ team of editors, reviewers and experts has examined the film editing solutions in the market and determined that HP’s…

I loved the first generation Acer’s Aspire S7 ultrabook because of the elegance in its design, its light weight and reliability. Now, after getting a first look at the second generation of the Acer Aspire S7, I must say that I’m thoroughly impressed with the well rounded device.The new Acer Aspire 7 has the same slick look, but its battery life has been extended and it holds a new CPU, the new generation of Intel which is not just faster, but it also supports WiDi and Miracast. We will have an in-depth look at the latest Acer S7 ultrabook in…

Happy New Year to all of our readers! It’s that time of year again, and Cinema Without Borders has put together a list of our Top 13 Products of 2013. As in years past, we have encountered these select products in our tests—as well as personal use—and would like to share our joy with you! The following is a list of CWB’s favorite tools-of-the-trade released within the last year, chosen by our esteemed staff of tech-geeks and software-junkies. Two standout companies this year are HP and Acer, both of which made an impact with more than one outstanding, innovative product.…

On the occasion of the Italian Month of Science (September 4 – October 1, 2013), on September 18, the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Los Angeles hosted a presentation of iCub, a humanoid robot created by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) of Genoa, Italy. Professor Giorgio Metta, who has been coordinating the project for years, came directly from IIT with a group of collaborators for a unique demonstration of the robot’s abilities. The iCub is one of the few (if not the only one) humanoid robots with a full body skin system made of several thousand miniature pressure sensors. At…

Last week and during the HP Workstations Global Launch event in New York, I had the opportunity of speaking to two new HP customers on camera. Mark Russell, Director/Visual Effect Supervisor and Henric Larsson, founder and CEO of Chimney, they both had switched from using Apple computers to use HP workstations. Mark Russell. Director/Visual Effect SupervisorAfter attending the University of Southern California, Mark began his career in film production in Los Angeles, working on groundbreaking films such as Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report, and Hellboy. Since moving to New York, he has supervised the visual effects in independent projects like…

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 — HP today announced the expansion of its Z portfolio of professional workstation and display products, including the world’s first workstation Ultrabook™—the HP ZBook 14(1)—and the industry’s first line of workstations to offer Intel’s Thunderbolt technology for high-speed data transfer. The new portfolio includes three new HP ZBook Mobile Workstations, processor and graphics enhancements to the award-winning line of HP Z Desktop Workstations, and two new HP Z Displays. The HP Z family of products is engineered to meet the needs of the world’s most demanding customers, where mission-critical operations require the best performance…

Adobe has announced plans to significantly update the video tools in Adobe Creative Cloud. With over 150 new features, this upcoming release is packed with new capabilities in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Prelude CC , Adobe Media Encoder CC and Adobe Story CC Plus redefining how video professionals create, collaborate and deliver high quality productions across multiple screens. Important updates will also be added to Adobe Anywhere for video, which enables large virtual teams of talent to efficiently shoot, log, edit, share and finish video productions together. Today’s announcement signifies Adobe’s commitment…

At Siggraph 2013 HP announced the first professional monitors of the new Z Display family as well as new entry-level Z Workstations that offer reliable and flexible workstation performance at PC-like prices. HP is continuing to drive innovation across an evolving workplace with the introduction of the HP Z22i, Z23i and Z24i IPS Displays. Offering outstanding image accuracy and mission-critical reliability, the HP Z Displays are optimized for use with HP Z Workstations. HP Z Displays are ideal for engineers, architects, designers and photographers who require image accuracy at an affordable price. Building upon HP’s award-winning Z series of workstations,…

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