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Staggering Mistakes: Reversing Field Order

Staggering Mistakes: Reversing Field Order

The two most-watched cable channels in our household are CNN and Speed (guess who watches which). Speed just started a new game show called “Pass Time” where…

Red One Unboxing – Part 1

Red One Unboxing – Part 1

Fedex delivered my Red, #417, on Monday to my friend’s house since I was out of town (as pre-arranged with Red). The plan had been for me…

Final Effects Complete version 5: Why?

Final Effects Complete version 5: Why?

Final Effects was pretty much the original third-party plug-in set available for After Effects. It was created by a gang in Sweden now known as Cycore, who passed…

Petrol Introduces Mini Camera Accessory Bag

Petrol Introduces Mini Camera Accessory Bag

Effective: February 28, 2008 Petrol, a Vitec Group brand, introduces the Petrol Mini Camera Accessory Bag. This new semi-rigid carrier is the convenient and comfortable way to transport essential…

PMW-EX1 Update 2

• Adam Van Voorhis of Boston Camera says that the EX1 does indeed supply Y/C video, using the same VMC-15FS cable that works on the HVR-V1.&bull…

AFI Digital Content Lab Looking for Mentors

The American Film Institute’s Digital Content Lab (AFI DCL, for short) is looking for mentors for some high-profile interactive media projects, including Grey’s Anatomy and…

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…

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