Posts Tagged ‘NAB

20
Apr
08

NAB Hangover

Anyone else out there feeling the effects? Shout out to Philip Bloom for posting this picture-perfect NAB 2008 montage. ‘Deer Vegas’ tastes like a 7-11 fresh Vitamin Water Essential the morning after…

And for anyone who missed it on the NAB Show blog, here’s Philip talking about the upgrade to the Sony PMW-EX1 camera he shot ‘Deer Vegas’ with, the Sony PMW-EX3:

And then, here’s a link to Philip’s short ‘3 Days in April’ shot with the PMW-EX3. All in one place for your comparing and contrasting pleasure:

Mr. Bloom, you sir are a goldmine. Thank you.

proactively • peter

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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

11
Apr
08

NAB Show Blog

I’ve been invited to contribute to the official NAB Show Blog. I’ll be posting info on cool events, gear and apps to check out at this year’s NAB show.

If there’s a something cool you’d like me to write about, post a comment here.

**ROLLING UPDATES**

Matrox MXO 2 Drops

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

11
Apr
08

Pro Applications Update

Two immediate highlights I see is the addition of an SD Anamorphic Apple TV preset in Compressor and the addition of an HDV 4:2:2 codec.

My advice is to let the early adopters out there find out how well this works before trying it yourself. And if you are an early adopter, I’d love to hear your feedback!

Here’s the link to Apple’s website for the entire release notes. My highlights are:

Final Cut Pro 6.0.3 Release Notes

This section contains release information about Final Cut Pro 6.0.3.

Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard Support

Final Cut Pro 6.0.3 is compatible with Mac OS X v10.4.11 and Mac OS X v10.5.2 Leopard.

Sony XDCAM HD422 Support

Final Cut Pro 6.0.3 supports editing media in the XDCAM HD422 format. You can now choose the following XDCAM HD422 Easy Setups:

  • XDCAM HD422 1080i50 CBR
  • XDCAM HD422 1080i60 CBR
  • XDCAM HD422 1080p24 CBR
  • XDCAM HD422 1080p25 CBR
  • XDCAM HD422 1080p30 CBR
  • XDCAM HD422 720p50 CBR
  • XDCAM HD422 720p60 CBR

For more information about XDCAM HD422 format support, open Final Cut Pro and choose Help > HD and Broadcast Formats.

Exporting Stills with the Correct Aspect Ratio

When using Final Cut Pro 6.0.2 to export video to formats compatible with Apple TV, iPhone, or iPod devices, the video was scaled to the correct aspect ratio. However, exported still images were also scaled, leading to a loss in quality. When using QuickTime conversion in Final Cut Pro 6.0.3, still images are exported at their native aspect ratio.

Compressor 3.0.3 Release Notes

This section contains release information about Compressor 3.0.3.

Anamorphic Pixel Options for Apple TV

Compressor now includes options to create media files for Apple TV with anamorphic (non-square) pixel aspect ratios. The pixels are scaled by Apple TV to fit the intended aspect ratio during playback. In Compressor 3.0.3, an additional item appears in the Device pop-up menu of the H.264 for Apple Devices Encoder pane:

Apple TV SD (Anamorphic)

Apple HDV Codec 1.4

This release of Apple HDV Codec provides 4:2:2 support in Final Cut Pro.

So there’s a new HDV codec with 4:2:2 color spacing?? As far as I was aware all HDV cameras recorded 4:2:0 colors pace. Maybe this is Apple tipping it’s hand towrads upcoming NAB announcements and releases.




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