Archive for April, 2008



17
Apr
08

HV20 in Indonesia

Special thanks to Thierry Philippon for producing and posting this great footage to Vimeo:

Footage like this makes me want to strap on my backpack with the MacBookPro, bus-powered G-Tech hard drive, HV20 and travel. Very well done sir, especially the dingleberry grooming sequence.

proactively • picking lint from my navel • peter

17
Apr
08

NAB Show Blog: VIdeo Interview – Matrox MXO 2

Thanks to Richard Harrington over at RHED Pixel for producing this:

Vodpod videos no longer available. from nabshow.blogspot.com posted with vodpod

Thanks VodPod!

Looks like it would fit in my Swiss Army backpack along with my 17″ MacBook Pro just nicely. Guess I’ll have to send in that RFP for the documentary on Amazonian Jungle Babes WIFV wants to produce, see if that battery power feature is all it’s cracked up to be.

proactively • peter

17
Apr
08

REDCODE and Log & Transfer Beta

Shout out to Oliver Peters on the FCP-L for the heads up:

In case no one has noticed. Red has posted a beta version
of their FCP Log & Transfer ingest module (FCP 6.0.3 required).

http://www.red.com/support

– Oliver

Here’s a few eye candy grabs:

Hey, what are you still doing here? Go download this stuff!

proactively • peter

16
Apr
08

RED 3K Video at Film School

Received an email notification from Vimeo:

Hello Peter Salvia,

Your clip, ‘RED DPX Files and 3K Format Q&A” has been added to Film School.

Film School is a Channel created by Tommy Rodriguez.
See it here: http://www.vimeo.com/filmschool

Love,
Vimeo

I love you too, Vimeo! You can check out the channel here:

Film School

And here’s a repost of the video for easy get-your-learn-on:

Also, found this awesome RED 1 unboxing video. Here it is for your viewing pleasure:

proactively • waiting for RED Scarlet updates • peter

16
Apr
08

Replacement MXO Arrives…

As you may or not know from my previous posts, I ordered a Matrox MXO from B&H but it had hardware issues. While this was seriously frustrating at the time, Matrox customer support was incredibly efficient with troubleshooting the issue and expediting a replacement unit.

Received the replacement unit today but after a long day of ups and downs, I’ll plan to unbox and install tomorrow. While I had initial knee-jerk regrets from purchasing the Matrox MXO only to have the Matrox MXO 2 drop yesterday at NAB, I’m pretty sure I’m over it.

Rory found out from the Matrox Booth that the MXO 2 won’t ship until July. And I considered the additional 500 bucks. And, I can still capture PS3 in game footage via component. And, I can still output to my 55″ Sony SXRD if I really want to. I think. But I don’t really want to.

So <taking a deep breath in through the nose and out through the mouth> welcome home Replacement Matrox MXO! I promise to love you unconditionally, just like I did with your predecessor. Until he broke. The poor, helpless bastard.

proactively • moving on • peter

15
Apr
08

RED Scarlet Pricing

Terence Curren posts to the FCP-L:

Imaging a 3K camera…
Okay, that’s 3K imaging…. oh yeah, and 3K is the price also!
That is with lens, but not a viewer or handles. My guess is it will be
closer to 5K as you would actually use it. Wonder what they are saying in Japan
right now…
They also mentioned native support for Red files in Color is on it’s way.
Terence Curren
Alpha Dogs, Inc.
Burbank, CA

Scarlet will be my next camera. That is a revolutionary price point. My brain is numb.

proactively • peter

15
Apr
08

NAB Show Blog *UPDATE*

Lots of awesome and cool things going on at NAB this year. As mentioned previously I’m contributing to the official NAB Show Blog. If there is something awsome or cool you’d like me to blog about, leave a comment.

Here’s a list of all my NAB Show Blog posts to date

Tangent Devices: The Wave

Sony PMW-EX3 Booth C8505

Matrox MXO 2 Drops

Telestream Announces ProRes 422 Support

RED Camera Workflow Videos

Matrox Booth SL320

RED Camera Booth SL3820

Stu Maschwitz Keynote April 16th S222/223

Ron Brinkmann at The Foundry Booth SL2624

proactively • blogging • peter

14
Apr
08

Matrox MXO 2 Droppage

I’ve already blogged about this at the NAB Show Blog, so follow the link for the details. Or listen to me bitch and moan that I just bought an MXO. I’ve already sent an email to Customer Service voicing my plight:

Ummm, guys…

http://www.matrox.com/video/en/products/mxo2/

If I knew the MXO 2 was going to drop I would have said I’d pay the extra money to upgrade. Hopefully you’re all in Vegas living it up at NAB and haven’t had the chance to ship my replacement yet.

Please let me know how we do this.

Best Regards,

Peter

Yeah, I hope there is an upgrade path. This thing looks so freakin’ awesome.

proactively • praying • peter

14
Apr
08

Scarlet Drops

Two words: show stopper.

From RED’s website:

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • NEW 2/3″ MYSTERIUM X SENSOR
  • 1-120 FPS (180FPS BURST)
  • UP TO 100 MB/SEC REDCODE RAW AND RGB RECORDING TO DUAL COMPACT FLASH
  • 4.8″ LCD
  • 8X T2.8 RED ZOOM LENS
  • FULL AUTO OR FULL MANUAL SHOOTING MODES
  • HDMI and HD-SDI
  • FIREWIRE 800 and USB2
  • STILL MODE
  • COMPATIBLE WITH MANY RED ONE ACCESSORIES
  • WI-FI CONTROL

SPECIFICATIONS, DELIVERY DATES AND DESIGN ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE… COUNT ON IT.

proactively • buying a new tent to live in for waiting on line • peter

14
Apr
08

Delicious Grades for Color

Just learned about a new website, coloruser.net, where users are posting their Color grades.  Also, check out del.icio.us for a cool place to post links to websites you like.  Thanks to Clay Asbury for the heads up.

proactively • peter




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