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Apple Introduces New MacBook and MacBook Pro Models

Apple Introduces New MacBook and MacBook Pro Models

CUPERTINO, California-February 26, 2008-Apple® today updated its popular MacBook® and MacBook Pro notebook lines with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, larger hard drives and…

Dynamic Range and the RED One

Dynamic Range and the RED One

Stu Maschwitz (he of The Orphanage, Magic Bullet, and The DV Rebel’s Guide fame), is one of my go-to resources when I want greater insight on digital…

Half-color Fashion: Why Project: Runway looks “thin”

Today I had an interesting conversation about bit depth with my toaster. “So, tell me,” said Harold the Civil Toaster (not civil as in kind, but because he…

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…