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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.

Accessorizing RED ONE

Accessorizing RED ONE

A fully-loaded RED ONE at Digital Cinema Society’s PCDP meeting. Today most of the items on our RED ONE order changed status from “Backorder” to…

Review: Panasonic BT-LH1760 17″ LCD Monitor

Review: Panasonic BT-LH1760 17″ LCD Monitor

Panasonic BT-LH1760, showing cross hatch, WFM, VITC, audio meters at the top, and 90% safe area marker with half-shaded background. The $4500 Panasonic BT-LH1760 is a 17…

Digital Cinema Society meeting Tuesday in San Francisco

Digital Cinema Society meeting Tuesday in San Francisco

On the evening of August 5, 2008, the Digital Cinema Society Northern California Chapter will come together to examine workflows for both the Sony XDCAM EX and RED One Cameras…

RED notes: Build 16 released; “nearly ready”

RED notes: Build 16 released; “nearly ready”

The science project continues: back in mid-June when we looked at RED build 16 beta firmware, we saw some must-have enhancements, but some showstopper bugs. That was then…

Non-Locking Connectors Considered Harmful

Non-Locking Connectors Considered Harmful

What results from not having both eSATA cables properly plugged in at startup time. All hail the progress of inexpensive CE (Consumer Electronics) and IT (Information Technology), and the cost…

How Important is Resolution?

How Important is Resolution?

SD, 408p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p… 2k, 4k, UDTV… it seems like the big push is to get ever-higher resolution. It’s true that given two pictures…

Quick look: RED Build 16

Quick look: RED Build 16

The sacrificial RED at Chater. Also note: labeled control buttons! Last week, Dane Brehm gave a bunch of us a tour of RED’s build 16 features (as Art…

Cine Gear Expo 2008 – Day 2

Cine Gear Expo 2008 – Day 2

Cine Gear Expo on the blazing-hot Universal backlot Day 2 of Cine Gear Expo dawned sunny and hot—our in-car temperature display registered 102 degrees Fahrenheit by…

Cine Gear Expo 2008 – Day 1

Cine Gear Expo 2008 – Day 1

Cine Gear Expo on the Universal back lot. We came down to LA for Cine Gear Expo, a two-day showcase of all manner of production things: grip gear, lighting…

Maelstrom – Production (part 2)

Maelstrom – Production (part 2)

Sunflowers: two VistaBeam 600s fill the shadows. [See also: Preproduction; Production (part 1)] Day 4 – We have a 3pm call for a 4pm start (we’re skewing later…