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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…