|Softron Media Services Announces OnTheAir Video Express|
Mac Based Entry Level Professional Playout Application Supports All QuickTime Movie Formats including Reference Movies, Key Channel and HDV/H.264 Clips
Softron Media Services® will demonstrate OnTheAir Video Express® at its booth (SL08928) during NAB 2009 in Las Vegas, NV, USA on April 20, 2009. It will be available for purchase online or from authorized Softron resellers on the same day.
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|Softron Media Services Releases OnTheAir CG|
Softron Media Services today announced immediate availability of OnTheAir CG to compliment its palette of professional broadcast applications. OnTheAir CG is a standalone application that is used for overlaying text, graphics, animated logos and bugs, clocks and crawls over live video.
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|Apple Releases Final Cut Express 4|
Apple® today released Final Cut® Express 4, a significant upgrade to its powerful video editing software based on Apple’s award-winning Final Cut Pro 6, with a new low price of $199. Final Cut Express 4 adds support for the latest AVCHD cameras, allows mixing of standard and high definition content on a single timeline, includes the ability to import iMovie® ‘08 projects, and gives users access to hundreds of sophisticated FxPlug cinematic effects and filters.
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|News: Apple Releases Final Cut Express HD 3.5|
Universal Upgrade Delivers Powerful New Features & More Real-Time Effects
Apple® today released Final Cut® Express HD 3.5, a significant upgrade to its award-winning software solution for video enthusiasts, schools and small businesses that runs natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs. New in Final Cut Express HD 3.5 is Dynamic RT for real-time playback of multi-stream effects, Soundtrack® 1.5 with a complete suite of professional level audio production tools and LiveType 2.1 with even more exciting animated text and titles.
published 7 years ago read more
|News: AJA and 12 Inch Design Help Post-Production Professionals Tap into High-Quality, Royalty-Free Motion Graphics|
Limited-Time Promotion for AJA Customers Offers 12 Inch Design's PowerBlox, ThemeBlox and ProductionBlox Graphics Libraries at 75% Off
AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced today a special discount for new AJA KONA, Io or XENA customers for the purchase of high-quality motion graphics collections from 12 Inch Design. 12 Inch Design offers a wide range of animated background and elements that are royalty free and ready to be dropped into a project to save time and enhance the overall look of a production.
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|News: Intelligent Assistance releases two collections of Pro Apps Tips|
Two new collections of tips for Apple's Pro Apps Users collected from the Pro Apps Hub
Intelligent Assistance today released the first two collections of Pro Apps Tips. Each collection contains 101 Tips originally published in the Pro Apps Hub software. Pro Apps Tips #1 and #2 are guaranteed to improve the productivity of users of Apple's professional video and audio applications. Each collection is provided as a printable pdf.
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|News: The East Coast Final Cut Pro User Groups Premieres at DV Expo East|
Technology showcase will feature latest digital innovations and noted industry leaders
The East Coast Final Cut Pro User Groups, today announced that their first ever meeting will take place at the Digital Video Expo East exhibition. This July 19 event offers industry professionals the opportunity to see the latest innovations from the Apple Pro Applications. Attendees will have a chance to learn about the powerful new features Final Cut Pro HD, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, and Livetype.
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The New 2013 NAB Show - From A to Z
Ryan Salazar takes on a hefty list of new exhibitors to NAB Show 2013. You'll read about new technology, innovative ideas, and rising star companies. Take a look...
Editorial, Feature by Ryan Salazar on 03/27/2013
|Adobe After Effects Techniques|
IK Character Animation: Walk to the Beat 2: The Walk Cycle
In this second tutorial on animating an IK character Andrew Devis shows us how to create and refine a walk cycle with our IK controlled character such that it walks in time with the music we had set up in the previous tutorial.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andrew Devis on 03/15/2013
NAB Show 2013 Coverage
NOBODY is more excited about NAB Show 2013 than broadcast guru Ryan Salazar. His contagious enthusiasm about new products and technologies for the studio industry will be certain to captivate and inform. Take a look at his pre-Show teaser of 2013 coverage.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Ryan Salazar on 03/14/2013
The Future of Television-HPA Tech Retreat Unites Techy Types
A who’s who of the country’s broadcast, film and TV post production industry convened in Indian Wells, California to listen to tech presentations on everything from Ultra HDTV to Mobile DTV and chew over the latest conundrums. Next year’s HPA Tech Retreat will take place Feb. 17 through 21.
Editorial, Feature by Debra Kaufman on 03/11/2013
Ryan Salazar & Pixar Discuss Render Farms
Teaming clusters of systems together to generate frames of videos is an amazing time-saver, especially when there are heavy scenes that need lots of processing power. Imagine now an animation that could take millions of hours to render, and one computer is no longer an option. With an in-house system, or a render farm using the latest Cloud Technology, speed and optimum results are what it's all about.
Feature, People / Interview by Ryan Salazar on 12/06/2012
Digital Asset Management in Broadcast and Post Production
One of the least considered functions at many studios is Digital Asset Management (DAM). More attention needs to be spent on this mostly under-used asset. Many files are created and then unceremoniously dumped into outer space, never to be seen again. However, it doesn't have to be that way; once created, digital assets become a goldmine that just keep giving.
Editorial, Feature by Ryan Salazar on 11/29/2012
Live on the Net Without a Net: Cutting Live
Mr./Ms. Editor, meet Mr. Pressure! Multicam guru Mitch Jacobson shows how the technical and creative skills that you've developed in the edit suite translate to live production even better than you think -- if your heart can handle the strain.
Editorial, Feature by Mitch Jacobson on 10/11/2012
Rewiring, Automating and Scaling Up for Broadcast Post
How do 34 staffers produce 1,850+ Television spots & 600+ Radio spots...every month? Automation. Ryan Salazar also rewired studioZ's entire facility top to bottom for digital workflows that can still accommodate the HDCAM some of their clients still require. Combine that with a new machine room, 40 servers, eight Pro Tools suites, triple-redundant archive backups, and you'll find a facility that constantly rebuilds itself for the future.
Editorial, Feature by Ryan Salazar on 09/27/2012
I've Been Captivated
Billing itself as hosting "over 50,000 of the industry's finest minds and wisest investors from across the international electronic media spectrum" in order "to do business, debate, share insight, network and lead," IBC 2012 (this year in Amsterdam) was the talk of the industry!
Editorial, Feature by Ryan Salazar on 09/12/2012
Remembering SBE Founder John Battison
Broadcast legend, John Battison, passed away Tuesday, August 28th, 2012, just 14 days away from his 97th birthday. With a lifetime of contribution to the broadcast world, and a brilliant personality in his own right, Battison leaves a legacy that only he could foster. The broadcasting world mourns its loss.
Feature by Ryan Salazar on 08/29/2012