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…

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Test Drive: Intel Nehalem, Part 2

Welcome back to our presentation of how HP’s new Intel Nehalem-based workstations compare to older workstations when rendering from Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4). Briefly, in the last installment, I detailed the tests that I performed, and discussed the results for DV and HDV source materials. This time out, I present the results for DVCPRO HD, AVCHD, and Red…

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