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  • Apple is... Apple's 9 definitions since 1995

    Apple is... Apple's 9 definitions since 1995

    February 5, 2013, 3:08 pm
    Looking back over their press releases, it’s interesting to see how Apple has described itself over the years. When the text only changes a little, I’ve italicised additions: April 1995 “Apple Computer, Inc., a recognized pioneer and innovator in the information industry, creates powerful solutions based on easy to use personal computers, servers peripherals, software...

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    • VR News news - The state of the art in 2017
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      VR News news - The state of the art in 2017

      May 11, 2017, 6:02 am
      Zillah Watson, a news producer with more VR experience than most, has written a report on VR and news broadcasting for The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. One point in the executive summary calls for news people to join together to lobby the tech world to reduce the walled gardens and create better hardware and standards for wider VR adoption. Some excerpts: The proliferation of content created through experimentation is solving some of the challenges involved in VR/360 s...

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    • Broadcasters and technologists’ report on VR
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      Broadcasters and technologists’ report on VR

      May 3, 2017, 2:15 pm
      DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) is an industry-led consortium of the world’s leading digital TV and technology companies, such as manufacturers, software developers, network operators, broadcasters and regulators, committed to designing open technical standards for the delivery of digital TV and other broadcast services. Late last year DVB commissioned a report (PDF) to see whether they should set up a group to define a standard for VR to be used with digital broadcasting. Here are som...

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    • Sennheiser pushing 360º audio recording with fort
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      Sennheiser pushing 360º audio recording with fort

      May 1, 2017, 9:36 am
      A step towards ambisonic audio going mainstream: the forthcoming Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset headphones have microphones in each ear and (I assume) a sensor to record head position. The device encodes ambisonic audio which is sent to your iOS device to be recorded as an audio file or as the soundtrack to video you are recording. Ambisonic audio records a sphere of audio - so that when you play it back, if you turn your head, the sound seems to stay in the same place. This is more like th...

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    • Blackmagic Design has sights set on Avid with DaVi
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      Blackmagic Design has sights set on Avid with DaVi

      April 24, 2017, 4:18 pm
      This morning at NAB in Las Vegas, Blackmagic Design launched the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 14. CEO Grant Petty said they focussed on three areas: Performance Audio Collaboration Performance sees a new playback engine that is up to 10 times faster than previous versions. Grant showed a 4-up multicam playing four streams of H.264 video at once with no problems. He said it works as smoothly on a notebook. Playback is now instant with J K L editing and live trimming to the current ...

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    • Apple hires Tim Dashwood, 3D movie and 360º video
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      Apple hires Tim Dashwood, 3D movie and 360º video

      April 23, 2017, 2:26 pm
      Apple’s new hire is an expert in the kind of high-end post production that needs serious Apple hardware. After recently reassuring those desparing over the future of the Mac Pro, with this hire show that they serious about making sure their software keeps up. The first sign that something was up came on Friday 23rd April. The products sold by Dashwood Cinema Solutions that work on Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and the Mac versions of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC were sud...

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    • Apple has updated their ProRes White Paper
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      Apple has updated their ProRes White Paper

      April 18, 2017, 9:33 am
      In April 2017 Apple updated their white paper on their ProRes codec family. Here are the changes. An addition about recent changes in Final Cut Pro X: A variety of cameras can now capture and record a wider gamut of color values when working in log or raw formats. You can preserve this wider color gamut by recording with the ProRes LOG setting on certain cameras such as the ARRI ALEXA or transcoding from the RED® camera’s REDCODE® RAW format. Final Cut Pro 10.3 or later can proce...

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    • Avid vs. Adobe vs. Blackmagic vs. Apple - A mild s
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      Avid vs. Adobe vs. Blackmagic vs. Apple - A mild s

      April 18, 2017, 5:24 am
      Those involved in trying to make sure ‘their’ NLE wins in the ‘war of post production’ would do well to take notice of the big changes coming to post in the coming years. Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and maybe the wider Apple may come along and make the current battle seem small. Amazon have now rebranded their Elemental acquisition as ‘AWS Elemental, an Amazon Web Services company.’ Elemental, which makes high-speed video encoding and transcoding software to enable mu...

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    • UK TV assistant editor tries Final Cut Pro X
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      UK TV assistant editor tries Final Cut Pro X

      April 14, 2017, 4:21 pm
      Chris Chapman is an edit assistant who works on UK prime time soap opera Emmerdale. He has written a detailed blog post on his impressions based on two weeks trying out Final Cut Pro X. I chose to download the FCPX 30 day trial to edit a project with, and see how I liked it, this blog post is essentially a breakdown of how I worked, what I liked and disliked about FCPX, and if I think I'll move over.  I think my situation is probably similar to many others, who edit occasionally at ho...

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    • With version 3, Thunderbolt is finally a cross-pla
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      With version 3, Thunderbolt is finally a cross-pla

      March 24, 2017, 12:15 pm
      Thunderbolt 3's recent success is good news for high-end post production. When Apple replaced their (then) high-speed Firewire 800 connections with Thunderbolt ports in 2011, pro users were happy with the many improvements. Sadly USB 3 turned out to be 'good enough' for the vast proportion of PC users. That prevented a competitive market for Thunderbolt devices. That meant external drives and capture card prices didn't come down significantly The situation didn't improve with Thunde...

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    • 20,000 word Final Cut Pro X high-end post guide
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      20,000 word Final Cut Pro X high-end post guide

      March 6, 2017, 6:15 am
      First came Mike Matzdorff’s Final Cut for feature films book: Final Cut Pro X: Pro Workflow (Apple iBook / Amazon Kindle)  Now there is a series of articles on fcp.co that covers high-end postproduction workflow from how to handle 6K RED RAW footage on set to final DCP delivery for cinema showings and worldwide distribution. Part 1 covers on-set post production including workflows for the camera department, the DIT/Assistant editor, production sound and script supervisor: This 5 pa...

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