Test Drive: Intel Nehalem, Part 1

A few months ago, I ran some Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) benchmarks on different computers that isolated how CS4 performed with formats ranging from DV to Red. Now that Intel’s Nehalem processor is upon us, those numbers are obsolete, so I’m updating them with results from two Nehalem-based workstations that I’ve been testing. In this installment, I’ll explain the…

Test Drive: Telestream Episode Pro, Part 2

In the first installment for this month, I looked at Telestream’s new Episode Pro for Windows, detailing the interface, I/O, and preview function. This time out, we’ll look at encoding quality, performance, and compatibility. Let’s jump right in with Blu-ray and DVD. Figure 1. MPEG-2 encoding parameters in Telestream Episode Pro. DVD/Blu-ray Episode Pro offers…