Recent Blog Posts in 2012

  • Don't Waste Your Money On Faster Storage

    Posted By Larry Jordan

    Most of the time when we work on our computers, the files we create are relatively small. We load the files into the RAM memory of our computer and work away. Working with media, however, is different. Media files tend to be massive. Most often, they ... Continue reading "Don't Waste Your Money On Faster Storage" »

    December 17, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • Configuring an iMac for video editing

    Posted By Larry Jordan

    By Larry Jordan This blog was first published on my Website, and is a good follow up to my last Post blog I bought a new ... Continue reading "Configuring an iMac for video editing" »

    December 6, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • IBC 2012 - A Retrospective (Part 2)

    Posted By Sam Johnson

    Blackmagic Terranex I remember last year visiting the the Terranex stand at IBC and looking at all they had to offer as we were looking for a hardware standards converter that didn't cost the earth, unfortunately Terranex's 2011 offering was still ... Continue reading "IBC 2012 - A Retrospective (Part 2)" »

    September 26, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • IBC 2012 - A Retrospective (Part I)

    Posted By Sam Johnson

    I've had a week and bit to digest this year's IBC and thought I'd reflect. T'was a funny conference. It was filled with a lot of the same tech that was announced/demoed at BVE, NAB and even IBC 2011, so there was a slight lack of new announcements. ... Continue reading "IBC 2012 - A Retrospective (Part I)" »

    September 21, 2012 | Permalink

  • Making the switch: Mac to PC

    Posted By David Bourne

    In my work as a video editor and as an instructor, I try to focus on the importance of storytelling over the importance of the tools. But it's hard. Good storytelling elements never change, whereas video editing tools change like the weather. For ... Continue reading "Making the switch: Mac to PC" »

    September 18, 2012 | Permalink

  • IBC: storage, archiving, asset management

    Posted By Tom Coughlin

    AMSTERDAM - Video capture, production, distribution and archiving require significant investments in equipment and software. As a consequence significant media industry events include a lot of digital storage and stored content management booths on ... Continue reading "IBC: storage, archiving, asset management" »

    September 14, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • IBC 2012: Day 5 - Hall 7, The Closing Bell

    Posted By Katie Hinsen

    Hall 7 on the final day of IBC 2012. Today was the final day of IBC 2012. I could feel it, the demo artists were adding a little last-day flavor to their presentations, the vendors finally had a chance to rush around and see each others' products, ... Continue reading "IBC 2012: Day 5 - Hall 7, The Closing Bell" »

    September 11, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • IBC 2012: Day 4 - I Have Seen The Future

    Posted By Katie Hinsen

    People are getting "IBC Fatigue". I can feel it all around me, the excitement that existed a couple of days ago is diminishing. For the vendors, tomorrow is the light at the end of the tunnel. For the visitors, sleep and a chance to rest the feet is ... Continue reading "IBC 2012: Day 4 - I Have Seen The Future" »

    September 10, 2012 | Permalink

  • IBC 2012: Day 3 - Less Trekking, More Teching

    Posted By Katie Hinsen

    Today was the day I planned to give my feet a rest and give my brain a decent workout with conference sessions. The biggest gossip of IBC is that Fuji have announced they will stop producing film at the end of 2012. That's huge news for everyone here ... Continue reading "IBC 2012: Day 3 - Less Trekking, More Teching" »

    September 10, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • IBC 2012: Slowing Time - Massing Data

    Posted By Tom Coughlin

    Physicists in the last ten years have accomplished an incredible feat; they have slowed and even stopped light using ultra cold plasmas. The light is absorbed in the plasma and does not radiate again until a laser beam perpendicular to the original ... Continue reading "IBC 2012: Slowing Time - Massing Data" »

    September 8, 2012 | Permalink

  • Click-To-License Vs. The Sales Rep

    Posted By Donna Kaufman

    Whether you are new to the world of stock footage, or a seasoned and successful stock footage researcher, now is a great time to take a closer look at the evolution of point-of-sale purchasing in the stock footage industry. The power of the click and ... Continue reading "Click-To-License Vs. The Sales Rep" »

    August 16, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • 4TB Drives

    Posted By Steve Modica

    Those new 4TB drives that are coming, there's more than just one more Terabyte to be excited about. We've all watched over the years as storage and memory capacities have continued to grow in conjunction with Moore's law. It seems true that Intel and ... Continue reading "4TB Drives" »

    August 14, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: Keynote Speaker Jane McGonigal

    Posted By Jeff Kember

    Jane McGonigal, author of "Reality is Broken", gave an insightful keynote to a packed house. She extolled the virtues of gaming, cited interesting facts from a number of case studies (including her own research) and claimed she would increase our ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: Keynote Speaker Jane McGonigal" »

    August 13, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: The 'Real Steel' Presentation

    Posted By Scott Singer

    The Real Steel production presentation at SIGGRAPH 2012 illustrated the benefits of including the VFX units from the very beginning of production. A panel of industry veterans including Eric Nash and Ron Ames and moderated by Mike Fink told the story ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: The 'Real Steel' Presentation" »

    August 10, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: Conference Recap

    Posted By Sung Kim

    I've been fortunate enough to spend the past few days at Siggraph at the L.A. Convention Center. Some highlights came during the production sessions for the making of Hugo, The Avengers, and Brave. It was interesting to get a glimpse at the thought ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: Conference Recap" »

    August 10, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: High Frame Rate Cinema

    Posted By Scott Singer

    At the SIGGRAPH 2012 presentation on High Frame Rate Cinema, an assembly of industry leaders including Douglas Trumble and Dennis Murren, along with a very informative, pre-recorded presentation by James Cameron, gave very convincing arguments for ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: High Frame Rate Cinema" »

    August 9, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

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