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Episode 59 - Labs Open Office Hour: Kelly Shipman Discusses Unreal Updates

Posted in News on 12/11/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week Kelly Shipman joins us to talk about his recent findings regarding the recently released AMD Radeon 6800 and 6800XT as well as the most interesting updates to come to Unreal Engine.


Episode 58 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Niel Guilarte of All Things Post Podcast

Posted in News on 12/09/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week we're joined by Niel Guilarte of All Things Post Podcast! All Things Post is a community that highlights the talented magicians behind the scenes in film, television, video, music, the arts & more. Each episode they feature post-production professionals, workflow advice, techniques, highlights, stories, and successes in order to inspire and educate others. Check out his podcast on Stitcher here: https://www.stitcher.com/show/all-things-post


Episode 57 - Labs Open Office Hour: Matt Bach Discusses The New AMD Video Card Release

Posted in News on 12/04/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week Senior Labs Tech Matt Bach takes questions and chats about the latest testing results for the 6800 and 6800XT GPUs from AMD. We've collected everything you need to know right here: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/AMD-Radeon-RX-6800-XT-Review-Roundup-1992/


Episode 56 - 20th Anniversary Celebration with Jon Bach

Posted in News on 12/02/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Puget Systems and President and Founder Jon Bach joins us with a look back at where we've come and where we're going, what's changed and what's stayed the same over the years.


Press Release: Puget Systems Launches PugetBench for DaVinci Resolve

Posted in News on 11/30/2020 by Matt Bach

Auburn, WA (November 30, 2020) - Puget Systems (www.pugetsystems.com) today announced a new initiative - the PugetBench for DaVinci Resolve - to address the need for comprehensive, repeatable and consistent benchmark testing for colorists, editors, and VFX artists using DaVinci Resolve. This benchmark is designed to thoroughly test many aspects of Resolve using real-world projects and workflows, and the latest CPU, GPU, and other hardware components.


Episode 55 - Labs Open Office Hour: Dr. Don Kinghorn Discusses The Latest in High Performance Computing

Posted in News on 11/20/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week Dr. Don Kinghorn joins us to talk about his progress getting four RTX 3090's to work in one workstation, with one PSU. He's also available to take your questions! You can check out the current performance results from Dr. Don's testing here: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/hpc/Quad-RTX3090-GPU-Wattage-Limited-MaxQ-TensorFlow-Performance-1974/


Episode 54 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Frank Graffagnino of METECS

Posted in News on 11/18/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week we're joined by Frank Graffagnino of METECS. Founded in 2003, METECS is an engineering and applied technology company with a long history of providing high-fidelity simulation, software, robotics, and analysis to NASA with contributions to the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Orion, Lunar Gateway, and Artemis programs.


Episode 53 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Mike Pecci, Director and Host of In Love With the Process Podcast

Posted in News on 11/11/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week we talk with Mike Pecci about his awesome podcast that goes deep into how to survive as a freelance artist. (And sometimes BBQ!) Classically trained as a silent filmmaker and cinematographer, Mike has spent over 19 years forming and running a production company that has produced award-winning content for brands like Bose and Sam Adams.


Episode 52 - Labs Open Office Hour: Labs Lads Discuss the New AMD Ryzen 5000-Series CPU Launch

Posted in News on 11/06/2020 by Houston Bennett

Our entire Labs Team, through extensive and thorough testing, found that the new AMD Ryzen 5000-series CPUs offer tremendous value in a wide range of industries including photography, post-production, game development, photogrammetry, rendering, and more. Today to take your questions and discuss the impact this latest release will have on the computing world.


Press Release: Puget Systems now offering workstations with AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs

Posted in News on 11/06/2020 by Matt Bach

With the Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, AMD has taken a solid lead over Intel in a wide range of workflows. Puget Systems is excited to announce that we are now offering workstations powered by the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs.


Episode 51 - Labs Open Office Hour: Labs Lads Discuss the New RTX 3070

Posted in News on 10/30/2020 by Houston Bennett

While the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series cards are certainly the most powerful GPUs ever released, it is important to understand that different applications utilize the GPU in very different ways. The entire Labs Team joins us today to discuss and take questions about the newly released Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU!


Press Release: Puget Systems now offering workstations with triple RTX 3090 24GB

Posted in News on 10/30/2020 by Matt Bach

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB is the fastest GPU on the market, but for some workflows, one is simply not enough. Utilizing the Gigabyte RTX 3090 TURBO 24G, Puget Systems is now offering workstations with up to three of these amazingly powerful video cards.


Episode 50 - Labs Open Office Hour: Matt Bach, Adobe Creative Cloud Hardware Expert

Posted in News on 10/23/2020 by Houston Bennett

Matt Bach joins us this week to talk about all the cool new things that Adobe announced at this year's Adobe MAX conference and answer any questions you have about how to optimize your hardware choices to get the best performance you can.


Episode 49 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Will Gibbons, 3D Modeling, Rendering and Animation

Posted in News on 10/22/2020 by Houston Bennett

Our host sounds a bit off during the first half of the show. Sorry about that. We're excited to have Will Gibbons join us today for Workflow Wednesday! Will Gibbons creates stunning product renderings & animations for innovative and quality physical products. Before launching Will Gibbons Design, he was traveling the world teaching designers how to render their products. Check out his work at: https://willgibbons.com/


Episode 48 - Labs Open Office Hour: Dr. Don Kinghorn - Scientific Computing Advisor

Posted in News on 10/19/2020 by Houston Bennett

In this episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Dr. Don Kinghorn! Don is the escalation point for sales and support questions concerning HPC, Scientific Computing, Machine Learning, AI, Linux System Administration and Hardware Troubleshooting. He works on hardware systems validation for Scientific workloads and provides an internal educational resource for others here at Puget Systems.


Episode 47 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Matt Bach, Content Creation Hardware Analyst

Posted in News on 10/15/2020 by Houston Bennett

Today we talk with Matt Bach, Senior Labs Technician. Matt works as a hardware analyst where he researches, tests, and develops hardware solutions tailored specifically for content creation software packages. In this episode, we talk a little bit about how we decide what to test and how that testing gets done.


Episode 46 - Labs Open Office Hour: William George, Photogrammetry & Engineering Software Expert

Posted in News on 10/09/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week William George spends an hour with us to chat and take questions about his area of expertise, Photogrammetry & Engineering software like Solidworks and Pix4D.


Episode 45 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Justin Lassen, Record producer, Composer, VR Sound Design Expert

Posted in News on 10/07/2020 by Houston Bennett

This episode was plagued by a number of technical issues; Zoom crashing, audio cutting out, etc. Sorry about that. Hopefully, there's value to be gained for the audience anyway. Today we talk with Justin Lassen, a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and remixer with over 20 years of experience in the music, film, tech, and video game industries! Justin is currently working as a spatial audio designer for VR/AR/MxR projects.


Episode 44 - Labs Open Office Hour: Kelly Shipman - 3ds Max, Unreal, and MORE!

Posted in News on 10/02/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week Kelly Shipman spends an hour with us to chat and take questions about Unreal Engine, Game Development, Virtual Production, and More!


Episode 43 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Ryan Connolly, Owner of Triune Films and Host of Film Riot

Posted in News on 09/30/2020 by Houston Bennett

Today we talk with Ryan Connolly writer and director of 16 incredible short films and creator/host of the popular filmmaking show Film Riot, a channel covering nearly every aspect of indie/small budget filmmaking. They've got tips and tricks for VFX, sound design, cinematography, and more! Film Riot explores the art of filmmaking in a way you've never seen.


Episode 42 - Labs Open Office Hour: The Labs Lads Discuss the RTX 3090

Posted in News on 09/25/2020 by Houston Bennett

While the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series cards are certainly the most powerful GPUs ever released, it is important to understand that different applications utilize the GPU in very different ways. The entire Labs Team joins us today to discuss and take questions about the newly released Nvidia RTX 3090 GPU!


Episode 41 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Emmy nominated Online Editor, Brady Betzel!

Posted in News on 09/23/2020 by Houston Bennett

Today we talk with Brady Betzel Online Editor at Margarita Mix Hollywood! Starting as an intern on the show "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" all the way to being the online editor on the show Life Below Zero, on top of being a reviewer for Post Perspective and Post Magazine, Brady has seen a lot as he's moved through the post-production industry! We're excited to have him on today!


Episode 40 - Labs Open Office Hour: Jon Bach and the Labs Lads!

Posted in News on 09/18/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week Jon Bach, Dr. Don Kinghorn, William George, Matt Bach, and Kelly Shipman all join the show to talk about and answer questions regarding the newly announced Nvidia graphics cards!


Episode 39 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Valentina Vee!

Posted in News on 09/16/2020 by Houston Bennett

She's a photographer, a director, a cinematographer, an Adobe Master Trainer, and an Aputure Resident Pro! We're excited to have the incredible content creator Valentina Vee join us today!


Episode 38 - Labs Open Office Hour: Matt Bach, Adobe Creative Cloud Hardware Expert

Posted in News on 09/11/2020 by Houston Bennett

Matt Bach joins us this week to talk about the latest developments in the Adobe Suite and answer any questions you have about how to optimize your hardware choices to get the best performance you can.