Posts in Extreme Windows Blog

Torture Testing the Panasonic Toughbook H2 Tablet PC

By Gavin Gear

My first big experience with the Panasonic Toughbook H2 was to take it with me on an on/off road motorcycle trip (that story HERE). This was a great way to test the Toughbook H2 in real-world adverse The Toughbook H2… Read more

Interview with Ted Schilowitz from RED Digital Cinema

By Gavin Gear

I recently had the honor of hosting Ted Schilowitz (employee #1) from RED Digital Cinema on Microsoft’s Redmond Ted presented a 4K technology showcase that included RED cameras, HP PCs with Windows post production tools, and a Windows 8 4K… Read more

Hands-On With the New NVIDIA GeForce GTX-650Ti BOOST GPU

By Gavin Gear

 In October 2012, NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX-650Ti GPU which I wrote about at the time of its The GTX-650 GPU lineup offers great performance at a budget Today, NVIDIA gives the GTX-650Ti a jolt by offering an updated version… Read more

Adventure Riding with the Panasonic Toughbook H2

By Gavin Gear

The Panasonic Toughbook H2 Tablet PC allows me to get my hands dirty (literally). For readers of the blog, you know I tend towards the extreme use of So when I had the opportunity to try out a Panasonic Toughbook… Read more

Scalable Graphics Power with AMD CrossFire

By Gavin Gear

AMD CrossFire is a technology that allows the GPUs from multiple AMD graphics adapters to be used together so that graphics performance can be multiplied on your If you want to push consumer AMD graphics to the limit, you can… Read more

Refreshing a Performance PC for Windows 8

By Gavin Gear

I’m the kind of person that demands a lot from my tools and This is certainly true of my Windows PCs, and a great example is my hard-working personal video editing I built this video editing PC (known on my… Read more

Digital Cinema Tech @ Sundance Film Festival 2013

By Gavin Gear

I have been intrigued by the power and flexibility of using Windows PCs for digital cinema You can read about investigations I have done in my lab here, here, and So when an opportunity came up to attend the Sundance… Read more

HP 8770w Mobile Workstation: Portable Powerhouse

By Gavin Gear

If you are a photographer, videographer, or blogger that works on the go you’ve probably had to “make do” with equipment that’s really not optimal for At a recent LAN party event, I can recall working on a 1080p multi-cam… Read more

4K Photo Editing on Windows 8 using Adobe Photoshop CS6

By Gavin Gear

At CES 2013 there were a lot of exciting 4K technology announcements including the Panasonic 20” 4K Windows 8 touch When you stop and think about how 4K display technology will impact photographers, it’s really In this post, I’ll give… Read more