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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 FieldMonitor.

Media Technology Expo: Seattle & Portland

Media Technology Expo: Seattle & Portland

Advanced Broadcast Solutions, a division of Key Code Media, presents a one-day Media Technology Expo, in Seattle WA on September 24th, and in Portland OR on September 26th. The…

Quick Look: Signature Primes

Quick Look: Signature Primes

ARRI is now shipping Signature Primes, lenses “designed to render organic, emotionally engaging images, gently softening and texturizing the large format with natural skin tones and creamy bokeh.” Signatures Primes…

10 Years Ago: The Analog Shutoff

10 Years Ago: The Analog Shutoff

June 12, 2009 was the last day of full-power over-the-air analog broadcasting in the USA. Well, mostly: the original shutoff date was supposed to be February 17…

Cine Gear: Images & Items of Interest

Cine Gear: Images & Items of Interest

Another year, another Cine Gear. Is there any other show that brings together so many unusual film and video toys? The ACES Central grading theater was held in an open…

Cine Gear: Lumix S1H Full-Frame DSLM

Cine Gear: Lumix S1H Full-Frame DSLM

Panasonic rolled out the full-frame Lumix S1H at Cine Gear Expo with a presentation, a demo film, and a pre-production prototype under glass. Jose Antunes has already written…

Quick Look: Three Canon Sumire Primes

Quick Look: Three Canon Sumire Primes

Canon announced the Sumire Prime lenses in April: seven full-frame cinema primes designed to add “a unique artistically pleasing look with gentle and beautiful skin tones and smooth bokeh…

NAB 2019: Things ‘n’ Stuff

NAB 2019: Things ‘n’ Stuff

In recent NABs, the back end of Central Hall was filled with LED luminaires from a vast number of companies, all showing various interpretations of “daylight” or &#8220…

NAB 2019: Transparent OLED Display

NAB 2019: Transparent OLED Display

OK, it’s not something you’ll need every day, but it is cool: a semitransparent OLED monitor, made by striping OLED pixels on a glass substrate with about…

NAB 2019: JVC Connected Cams

NAB 2019: JVC Connected Cams

JVC continues to build out its “Connected Cam” line of camcorders in which streaming is a built-in feature, not an afterthought add-on. The $3600 GY-HC500 is a…

NAB 2019: 8K

NAB 2019: 8K

NAB 2019 marked the point where — without any particular fanfare — 8K television moved from a gee-whiz technology demo to a practical production, post-production, and distribution system. Blackmagic Design…