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Blu-ray Won – What’s Next For…

As I guessed (once it was getting pretty obvious), Blu-ray has won the high definition optical disc format war. After Warners announced they were going exclusively Blu-ray, then…

Traveling with batteries, Pro Apps Updaters, etc.

• FAA rules on lithium battery transport• Apple Pro Apps – save those updaters!• PMW-EX1: XDCAM Transfer 2.5.1 for Mac Released; fixes CLOCK-mode timecode…

Claim: NVIDIA Redefines Notebook Workstation Market

Claim: NVIDIA Redefines Notebook Workstation Market

SANTA CLARA, CA – FEBRUARY 21, 2008 – NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world leader in visual computing technologies, today introduced the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3600M professional GPU for…

The Public Domain, Fair Use, and Other Bedtime Stories

The Public Domain, Fair Use, and Other Bedtime Stories

We’ve all been there before: We really need a particular source image to realize an idea. And we don’t have a copy of one ourselves. But…

PMW-EX1 – use regen timecode

A post on the Cinematography Mailing List yesterday indicates that XDCAM Transfer may not see all the clips on an SxS card if the EX1’s timecode was set…

Non-Square Strategies

Non-Square Strategies

No matter which workflow you choose, always make sure your source footage has been tagged with its true pixel aspect ratio – this is the only way your software will…

WEB SPOTS: Fast, simple, cheap, P2

My first P2 projects, three web spots, are now live–and I’m impressed at what we did with a small crew and a tiny camera. The crew…

EX1 Gammas

EX1 Gammas

When I reviewed the Sony PMW-EX1 camcorder, I raved about its cine gamma settings, derived from the hypergamma curves in the F23, F900/R, and various XDCAM HD &#8216…

PMW-EX1 Update

PMW-EX1 Update

A few days ago I obtained a new, production-build PMW-EX1 camcorder, serial #103171. Its shipment had just arrived in the USA, so it’s a sample of…

Toolfarm Sales and New Releases

Toolfarm Sales and New Releases

ToolfarmIs a handy one-stop shop for anyone looking to buy plug-ins for After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Shake, Motion, Cinema 4D, Avid, or Autodesk products…

DCS RED ONE Event – March 1st, Sunnyvale, CA

What: Digital Cinema Society (DCS) RED ONE Event – Northern California/Pacific Northwest Chapter Join us for an exciting and informative afternoon exploring the RED ONE camera and the RED…

After Effects 8.0.2 Interpretation Rules Issue

Normally, when you install a minor update to After Effects, it does a pretty good job at remembering your previously-installed plug-ins and the such. That said, there is…

Nifty EPS Conversion Tool

Nifty EPS Conversion Tool

Ever need to convert a puny JPEG or GIF of a client logo to EPS so you could scale it up? Adobe Illustrator’s Live Trace will do the…

The “Air” Apparent

First things first, I completely agree with Mike Curtis, that the MacBook Air isn’t for us. Except that…. Excuse me while I hit the way-back machine…

Whither The HVX200?

Whither The HVX200?

The PMW-EX1 is Sony’s answer to Panasonic’s HVX200: a variable-frame-rate, progressive-scan, multiformat HD camcorder using solid-state storage. The EX1 has higher…