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All things wrong with Facebook’s plans to kill smartphone

So by now you’ve all heard Facebook’s plans to replace the smartphone with a camera app for specialized glasses similar to Microsoft’s holo-glasses.  While I’m all for progress that empowers people without compromising their security or dignity, this idea and how … Continue reading

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When a tripod just won’t do…

For a recent shoot I had to record a duet concert within a carillon bell tower cabin. The cabin itself was quite small and cramp- planting a tripod would have been more trouble than it was worth. I decided to … Continue reading

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All for one or one for all?

Back in October 2014, Blackmagicdesign.com released a free version of the powerful node based compositing program known as Fusion 7. Very similar to Blender 3D in many aspects (you can even create 3d shapes with a built-in mesh editor) it is … Continue reading

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Stop-Motion, Terry Gilliam and Higher Frame Rate Camera capture

Three interesting articles: First, a look at Laika, the company that produced “Box Trolls” and how they approach stop motion animation- title=”box trolls article”>http://www.c2meworld.com/flink/?targeturl=http://www.wired.com/2014/09/travis-knight-stop-motion-boxtrolls/ Second, an article about Terry Gilliam and his movie “Zero Theorem” http://www.c2meworld.com/flink/?targeturl=http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/news-and-features/features/movies/e3ica2d94ed9bea3aee3f0fff7e27441834 And third, an interesting … Continue reading

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Cameron Tech, Fincher 6K and CC and virtual cinema

Three interesting articles for visual media content creators: Cameron talks about how technology and creativity drive each other: http://www.fastcocreate.com/3033243/creative-conversations/james-cameron An article about David Fincher’s latest project, shot in 6K(downgraded to 5K) and edited with Adobe Premiere CC http://www.c2meworld.com/creation/nvidia-enables-the-6k-post-workflow-of-gone-girl/ And lastly … Continue reading

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The migration from 480p to 4K UHD

This is an interesting article from Forbes about the hurdles needed to be overcome before there is widespread adoption of 4K UHD. Reminds me of when I worked back in the day when HD was just being introduced into the … Continue reading

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Website conflict- Mac OSX 10.4 and below no longer supported

I do my best to build my website so that the broadest number of persons can access it but it looks like I’ve hit the wall with older Mac OSX users. This weekend I posted a teaser trailer for the … Continue reading

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Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5 – a must have!

The passing of Hurricane Irene (and the resultant power loss for five days) gave me ample time to catch up on my reading (by candle light no less). Streaming Media guru Jan Ozer has hit the ball right out the … Continue reading

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