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PVC Marketplace Just Launched

There is a three month minimum, and if you contract for 12 months, you save $200. You can also take multiple squares and place larger ad units. For more information…

Funny, It Wasn’t Just Me.

So I’m sitting around the house Sunday night after a nice day of skiing with the family, and the Oscars are on. I’m kinda listening with…

Golden Compass: First Flop to win VFX Oscar in Nearly a Decade

Golden Compass: First Flop to win VFX Oscar in Nearly a Decade

Visual Effect Academy Awards™ are not much different from any other category in at least one respect: great performances in films that underperform at the box office tend to be…

The Foundry releases Nuke 5.0

The Foundry releases Nuke 5.0

Although nearly a decade old and tested in production on some of world’s most recognized visual effects films, Nuke is the new kid on the block when compared…

Apple: Let ProRes Go Pro

Apple: Let ProRes Go Pro

Apple’s ProRes codec is great, boasting great images and manageable files sizes, but its wider adoption is hampered by its proprietary distribution model. When Apple got into the…

2009 Could Be Big Year for Independents

Last week Harris released the results of its survey of broadcasters making the switch to DTV. U.S. broadcasters said they expect to meet the FCC-mandated Feb. 17, 2009…

Of Mad Monks And High School Rock Bands

It’s really easy to fall into the mindset that “TV production is TV production.” Hey, I’ve been doing this for 25 years now, and…

HPA Tech Retreat – Day 2 (abbreviated)

HPA Tech Retreat – Day 2 (abbreviated)

I logged in to PVC and spent 90 minutes writing up the day’s events. Apparently I took too long: when I hit “submit” I was asked…

Lensbaby Macro Test

I shot this footage back in November when I bought my Lensbaby 3GPL kit with wide angle/telephoto attachments and macro kit.I’m in the process of writing…

Is PBS Still Necessary?

It is a ritual almost as clockwork as Jimmy The Groundhog or George W. Bush trying to de-fund PBS – questions as to whether PBS itself is still necessary…

Panasonic announces BT-LH1760 17-inch production LCD

[press release] Company claims BT-LH1760 provides “CRT Performance,” adds built-in waveform monitor and vectorscope PANASONIC ANNOUNCES CRT PERFORMANCE IN A NEW 17″ LCD PRODUCTION MONITOR…

Panasonic announces two AVCHD camcorders

[press releases for both cameras follow] PANASONIC ANNOUNCES ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL AVCHD AG-HMC150 HANDHELD HD CAMCORDER SECAUCUS, NJ (February 13, 2008) – Panasonic announces a new addition to its growing…

Panasonic plans 64GB P2 card for fall

[Press release] SECAUCUS, NJ (February 13, 2008) – Panasonic has announced a 64GB P2 solid-state memory card for its popular line of P2 HD and P2 solid-state camcorders…

Matrox Releases MXO update

Matrox MXO™ release 2.1.1 is now available as a free download from the Matrox website to all registered users. MXO v2.1.1 offers support for the latest…

HD-DVD: Hang The Crepe

I went to CES 2008 last month in part to get a sense of what was happening in the BluRay-vs-HD-DVD war. Of course, I wasn’t…