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HEY! Apple releases ProRes for Windows

Poking around looking for some information for a client on workflow, stumbled across this little bon mot – Apple has released a FREE ProRes codec for Mac & Windows &#8211…

Telestream acquires live production and streaming specialist Vara Software

Nevada City, Calif., August 27, 2008 – Telestream, the provider of Flip4mac, Episode and FlipFactory content repurposing and workflow automation products, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of…

wondertouch releases significant feature enhancements for particleillusion for MAC OS X product line

ST. LOUIS (August 27, 2008) – wondertouch™, a leading software developer of high performance particle effects creation tools, today announced that new versions for its particleIllusion™ 3.0 and particleIllusion…

Canon U.S.A. announces the introduction of the new EOS 50D digital SLR camera

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 26, 2008 – With the demand for digital SLR cameras reaching unprecedented levels, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is answering…

Wonderdog Media produces Pacific Northwest medical news network with Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 HD

SECAUCUS, NJ (August 25, 2008) – Wonderdog Media (Tacoma, WA), one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier digital video production companies, has made Panasonic’s solid-state AG…

Isn’t Photography A First Amendment Right?

Fellow PVC’er Jim Feeley sent me this link. Check out this clip from Denver near the Democratic National Convention. Watch a really big cop nail a really small…

The Future of Visual Effects

The Future of Visual Effects

Some very smart folks in the University of Washington’s Computer Science department are cooking up some pretty amazing procedures that could well revolutionize the process of creating visual…

Maybe They Should Have Called The Cops First

It’s said that the best lessons are the hardest learned, and this lesson is a doozy. It seems that some indie filmmakers were shooting a robbery scene in…

NAB Conference Raises White Flag

NAB Conference Raises White Flag

Visitors to the NAB 2009 website are greeted with an animation of a raised white flag… typically seen as a sign of surrender. This is sending the wrong message…

Century adds lens accessories for Sony HVR-Z7U

Schneider Optics introduces a full array of professional Century HD lens accessories to complement Sony’s HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270OU camcorders. These 72mm lightweight optical attachments provide high…

Will The Real Kevin Martin Please Stand Up?

Will The Real Kevin Martin Please Stand Up?

Does it seem strange that the same guy that let XM and Sirius Satellite Radio merge – creating a de facto monopoly – is now trying to single-handedly create…

If the NY Times Says So, It Must Be Official…

Pardon me if I channel Dan Rather at his worst, but: put the cat out, Martha, roll up the streets and poke the fire…

Graphic Design from Poetry

Graphic Design from Poetry

Held every year in Bremen, Germany, Poetry on the Road is an international literature festival. The theme for the festival in 2007 and 2008 was designed by Boris Müller…

Broadcasting Dead? Yeah. Right.

Every time I hear people saying “broadcast television is dead!”, I like to think of weeks like this. Weeks when tens of millions of viewers all tune in…

Rewiring Wired

I’ve spoken now with both the author of the Wired article and Jim Jannard and I’m convinced the technical errors in the article are simply a…