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NAB 2014 Photo Diary – Day One
Tuesday, April 15th2014

NAB 2014 Photo Diary – Day One

Here are images and some thoughts from our walking the floors at NAB 2014. The annual Las Vegas-based conference reigns as the largest event aimed at those in video production and post. The show and convention center are plain big: some 98,000 folks walked the 3 million + square feet of floors in the four […]

Software Review / Product Review
Silhouette V5: Much More than Just Rotoscoping
Monday, February 10th2014

Silhouette V5: Much More than Just Rotoscoping

In the world of visual effects, rotoscoping is a critical component of most any project. Whether you need to isolate elements from their backgrounds, integrate CGI with live action footage or key out actors from a green screen, vfx artists know that rotoscoping and matte generation are a big part of the job. However, “roto” […]

Gear / Product Review
The G Spot of Primary Storage? G-Technology’s G-RAID Drives Reviewed
Tuesday, January 21st2014

The G Spot of Primary Storage? G-Technology’s G-RAID Drives Reviewed

I recently reviewed G-Technology's dual-disk G-RAID drives. I think you'll find my review straightforward and useful as I take a closer look at these massive external arrays...

Conference / Article
Fun Tech at First Engadget Expand NY
Tuesday, November 12th2013

Fun Tech at First Engadget Expand NY

Nothing spells consumer-trade-fair-hoping-to-find-its-way but an oddball collection of a huge welded raptor, 3D printers squirting out face masks, and a $2 million surgical robot moving around colorful toys . Yes, it was the first running of Engadget Expand this past weekend at the Javits Center. This was its first New York appearance...

Craft / Article
HP’s Hot New ZBooks, Workstations and Displays
Thursday, September 12th2013

HP’s Hot New ZBooks, Workstations and Displays

I’m always interested when it comes time for HP to show a batch of new workstations. While others are excited to know what is happening in tablets and smartphones, workstations are part of what I need to keep up to date with so I can do my job. HP’s Z series of workstations lead the […]

Media Biz / Article
Does make.tv Really Show the Future of Cloud-based Production?
Tuesday, May 7th2013

Does make.tv Really Show the Future of Cloud-based Production?

We wrote about CrowdFlik as part of our company profiles from Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013. The New Jersey-based company built its app to take advantage of how a younger generation creates its video–using smartphones and not stand alone video cameras. The app allows users to create crowd-sourced video and have it edited […]

Media Biz / Article
TechCrunch Disrupt NY Pulls Crowds for Startups, Not Just Aston Kucher
Monday, May 6th2013

TechCrunch Disrupt NY Pulls Crowds for Startups, Not Just Aston Kucher

TechCrunch Disrupt ranks among the top new technology shows to hit New York. Here's our take on it. We present a video of CrowdFlik showing one innovative startup.

Craft / Product Review
Tuesday, April 23rd2013

Will MAXON’s Cineware Bring True 3D to Adobe?

Join Joe Herman as he takes an in-depth look at Cineware, the first fruit of MAXON and Adobe's exciting new technology that forms a direct pipeline between CINEMA 4D and After Effects. In addition, Joe shares his thoughts about CINEMA 4D Lite, a capable version of CINEMA 4D that will come free with the next version of After Effects.

News Analysis / Article
Adobe SpeedGrade CS6 – Can Color Grading Go Mainstream?
Tuesday, February 5th2013

Adobe SpeedGrade CS6 – Can Color Grading Go Mainstream?

Was Adobe’s Creative Suite missing something? For years the Production Premium version of Creative Suite gave you what you needed to author a complete video production. Does it need a color-grading app too?

Media Biz / Article
Grass Valley Makes Moves to Set Software-centric Approach </br>to Growth
Friday, February 1st2013

Grass Valley Makes Moves to Set Software-centric Approach
to Growth

Grass Valley execs made their pre-NAB visit to New York this week, and became one more hardware centric company making its peace with Moore's law...