Adam Wilt

Adam Wilt

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Adam Wilt has been working off and on in film and video for the past thirty years, while paying the bills writing software for animation, automation, broadcast graphics, and real-time control for companies including Abekas, Pinnacle, Omneon, CBS, and ABC. Since 1997 his website, adamwilt.com, has been a popular reference for information on the DV formats. He reviewed cameras for DV Magazine and started its “Technical Difficulties” column, and taught classes and led panels at NAB, IBC, and DV Expo. He co-authored the book, “Optimizing Your Final Cut Pro System”, part of the Apple Pro Training series. He currently writes for ProVideoCoalition.com and DVInfo.net, and creates iPhone apps like Cine Meter II and Wi-Fi WFM.

Webinar: Affordable Anamorphic Adapters

Webinar: Affordable Anamorphic Adapters

I did a webinar for Moviola on Affordable Anamorphic Adapters today; it’s available for replay at Moviola. Here are the intro notes, plus references and links for topics…

Hot Gear: stolen equipment

Hot Gear: stolen equipment

On 11 September, loathsome lowlifes robbed San Francisco rental house Videofax of over $1,000,000 of equipment. The contemptible crims cut phone lines, capped a security camera, burrowed through…

PIX-E firmware update 3.02

PIX-E firmware update 3.02

Video Devices today released firmware version 3.02 for the PIX-E5H, PIX-E5, and PIX-E7 monitor / recorders. The headline feature is a restoration of HDMI timecode and record…

Titan: live-switch a “3-camera show” from one 4K feed

Titan: live-switch a “3-camera show” from one 4K feed

Convergent Design has found yet another way to enhance the Odyssey and Apollo monitor/recorders. The Titan HD Extract option, available in October if all goes according to plan, lets…

Classic Speed Panchros reborn in modern form

Classic Speed Panchros reborn in modern form

Cooke Optics has announced a new line of old lenses: classic Speed Panchros, updated to cover S35mm formats (30mm image circle) and housed in modern shells with PL—and other…

Cooke to offer interchangeable mounts for miniS4/i lenses

Cooke to offer interchangeable mounts for miniS4/i lenses

Cooke Optics has announced that they will soon offer multiple mounts for the miniS4/i cinema primes. Mounts will include Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E and MFT (Panasonic, Blackmagic…

Review: Loctek FlexiSpot Sit/Stand Workstation

Review: Loctek FlexiSpot Sit/Stand Workstation

I spend too much time at my desk, whether it’s for editing, building graphics, writing, or coding. I find that alternating between sitting and standing makes the day go…

Fusion 8.2 now on Mac/Windows/Linux, for free

Fusion 8.2 now on Mac/Windows/Linux, for free

Blackmagic Design has announced that Fusion, a high-end VFX package, is now available on Linux as well as Mac OS X and Windows. Fusion 8.2 is a free…

R.I.P., VHS VCRs

R.I.P., VHS VCRs

Japan’s last manufacturer of VHS VCRs, Funai Electric Company, will end production of the recorders this month, as reported by Anime News Network. Funai sold 750,000 VHS…

Fujifilm’s free color space converter

Fujifilm’s free color space converter

Fujifilm makes high-end LUT boxes allowing both color space conversion and look creation. The flagship IS-100, a.k.a. CCBOXX, is a full-freight, ACES-compatible color management…