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Why Austin Needs Google Fiber

Published on April 5, 2013, by in Featured, Tech.

What if rather than once a year, Austin were the year-round capitol of not only live music, but of startup culture and tech innovation? Not just a destination for discovery, but a home for it? We could do it. That is, if we had the bandwidth. A few weeks ago, Time Warner Cable’s CFO Irene

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Vincent Laforet Brings Us…the MōVI

Published on April 5, 2013, by in Production, Tech.

Vincent Laforet – the DP who was at the front of the wave that became DSLR filmmaking – teased us a few days ago with the following:   Nearly five years ago I posted a blog post titled “Something Very Interesting is coming to this blog…and to our industry” – and that was the post

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Want Video From The PlayStation 4? Ask Sony

All the #PS4 streaming and sharing: that’s on the hardware. Devs don’t have to do anything special to their game. #GDC — Greg Miller (@GameOverGreggy) March 27, 2013   On the gaming side, the above isn’t big news, beyond the obvious advantage that we won’t have 600 different streaming/sharing implementations done by 600 different devs.

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Matrox Monarch Unveiled!

  It actually exists! And looks cool! Matrox issued a press release today, firming up details on the Monarch: From any HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol. While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Matrox Monarch

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Broadcasting with BitTorrent Live

This week BitTorrent announced the open beta of BitTorrent Live, a new(ish) peer-to-peer protocol for live streaming. In their own words: BitTorrent Live is a peer-to-peer live streaming protocol. It’s based on the principles of the BitTorrent protocol. And it’s designed to make real-time reporting, and open expression accessible to all. BitTorrent Live eliminates bandwidth,

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Why The Next Consoles Will Not Have Analog Output

The buzz around Microsoft and Sony’s next consoles is building steadily. We’ve got the Sony event on February 20th, which almost everyone agrees will be the Playstation 4 announcement, and daily news on Xbox 720 rumors, specs, and capabilities. It’s almost a given that at least one if not both of these consoles will launch

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Amazon’s Elastic Transcoder: Clearing the Cloud Confusion

“Should we do it in the cloud?” I get this question a lot. And with good reason – cloud computing has turned massive computational tasks into simple clicks on an interface or calls to an API. So when you’re building out a data management infrastructure, you absolutely need to ask this question. Last week Amazon

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A Mac/PC Compatible External Drive: Meet exFAT

It’s been an issue for years: you have an external drive, but it’s formatted for a Mac, and you need to read it on a PC. Or it’s reversed: a PC drive that you need to write to from a Mac. Sure, you could format it as FAT32 – but there’s a 4GB file-size limit,

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Legally Using Twitter in Broadcasting

A very important legal opinion was just handed down in a case regarding use of Twitter images by mainstream media: basically, that posting an image to Twitter doesn’t grant the world a license to use it as they see fit. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. I mean, just making something publicly available

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4K TV Is Not About Resolution

Published on January 9, 2013, by in Featured, Tech.

Unless you’ve been living under a technology rock (which I guess would just be a normal rock), you know that the Consumer Electronics Show is happening this week. And every time that CES happens, we’re inundated with announcements of new TV’s with fancy cutting-edge features: 3D, 4K, OLED, LMNOP, QWERTY, and even lasers. This year,

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