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.

Dead Dreamcolor? Reanimate it.

Dead Dreamcolor? Reanimate it.

Got an original HP LP2480zx Dreamcolor display? Did it suffer catatonic failure? By that, I mean a failure where when you turn it on, the side-panel buttons and backlight…

ICA’s 2016 LED color quality survey

ICA’s 2016 LED color quality survey

The folks at Indie Cinema Academy went ’round the show floor at NAB 2016 with a Lighting Passport spectrometer and measured every LED light they could get their hands…

Last Call: Digital Bolex D16 to be Discontinued

Last Call: Digital Bolex D16 to be Discontinued

A blog post from Elle Schneider on the Digital Bolex site reveals the sad news: after 30 June 2016 at 11:59 PM PST (that’s this Thursday night…

New iPhone app: Wi-Fi WFM

New iPhone app: Wi-Fi WFM

Shameless commercial message: I’ve developed a new iPhone app, Wi-Fi WFM. It takes the wireless feed from a Teradek Cube, Clip, or VidiU and displays its picture…

Burbank, 17 May: HDR Seminar @ AbelCine

Burbank, 17 May: HDR Seminar @ AbelCine

[Update Tuesday morning: sold out; no more spaces left.] HDR involves fundamental changes in how we think about exposing, grading, and delivering images, yet we’re still in the…

NYC, 18 May: HDR in camera & post @ Deluxe

NYC, 18 May: HDR in camera & post @ Deluxe

[Update: registration info] Sometimes it’s worth the hassle to live in New York.  Next Wednesday, May 18th, Panasonic and Deluxe host a 3-hour event showing off the…

Lost in NAB’s noise: Craft camera

Lost in NAB’s noise: Craft camera

Last Monday, April 18, an hour before NAB 2016 opened, Craft Camera’s website started taking reservations on a new, modular camera system, offering Super16mm HD or Super35mm true 4K…

NAB 2016: SoftPanels LEDs with built-in color metering

NAB 2016: SoftPanels LEDs with built-in color metering

Color-tunable LEDs — lights adjustable for color temperatures from incandescent to daylight and anywhere in-between — have been around for years. A new Kickstarter project aims to take the next…

NAB specials on Apollo, Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorders

NAB specials on Apollo, Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorders

Convergent Design’s Odyssey7+ monitor/recorder and Apollo multistream monitor/recorder/switcher are available this month at considerable savings. I’ll let the press release do the talking…

Throwback Thursday: Zeiss Eye Candy

Throwback Thursday: Zeiss Eye Candy

[Originally published 3 February 2011. Republished because who doesn’t like lenses cut in half?] I attended a local tradeshow yesterday and today, and Zeiss had a display table…