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Is Adobe Creative Cloud Worth It?

Adobe’s generated a lot of buzz with their Creative Cloud, launched in April of this year. The idea is that you subscribe and pay a monthly fee for access to the entire Master Collection. Cancel the subscription, lose your access. The flipside is that you constantly have access to the latest version, possibly before the

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Continuing 5 Years of Restructuring, Avid Selling Off Pinnacle and M-Audio

In a move that should be a surprise to no one, Avid announced July 2nd that they’re selling off the Pinnacle and M-Audio divisions to Corel and inMusic respectively. They’ll still keep the M-Audio I/O tech they appropriated for Pro Tools (like the MBox), but everything else is out the door. What this mostly means

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Hybrid XLR/USB/iPad Mics from Audio Technica | ProVideo Coalition

Published on June 18, 2012, by in Production, Tech.

Crazy – iPad-compliant USB mics.   Read about them at ProVideo Coalition. Or just buy one at Amazon. They’re $78.

 
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Welcome to Video Grandpa

Published on June 14, 2012, by in Etc.

I have decided that I’d like to share my views on video production, gaming, technology, and general miscellany with the masses. Thus, I give you Video Grandpa: a website dedicated to the above. That’s pretty much it. Follow me on Twitter or whatever.

 
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DOJ Probing Big Cable | Ars Technica

When your internet service provider is also a content company, there’s an inherent conflict of interest: by delivering other companies’ content, they’re also providing a service to a direct competitor. I’ve never understood how Comcast owning NBCUniversal is anything but an attempt to create one giant monopoly stretching from content creation to delivery. And seriously,

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A Great Production Flashlight

There’s one thing a production engineer should never be without: a good flashlight. This is especially true when you work live music shows – it’s dark, it’s loud, and most everything is painted black. I recently went looking for a flashlight I could rely on, and as it turns out, a familiar name makes a

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Look, It’s the Austin Transmitter Towers!

Published on June 5, 2012, by in Distribution.

This is where your television comes from: high-voltage equipment connected to metal towers. There’s also lots of scorpions, but they generally don’t get involved in the broadcasting.

 
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MR7: ikan’s 7″ HD-SDI LCD Monitor w/ Built-in h.264 Recorder

Published on June 5, 2012, by in Production, Tech.

Yeah…WUT?!? Not only is it an HD-SDI/HDMI/Composite monitor with scopes and HDMI->SDI conversion, it ALSO records 720p H.264 to either 4GB internal memory or up to 32GB SDHC card. That’s a pretty crazy feature set for a $2,300 MSRP. Official ikan Link: MR7: 7″ HD-SDI LCD Monitor w/ Built-in h.264 Recorder | ikan.

 
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PVC: How Blackmagic’s Cinema Camera Could Unexpectedly Boost Business

Interesting take on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, from PVC’s  Allan Tépper – he points out how this open-standards file-based camera could actually bind you to Blackmagic-only products. ProVideo Coalition.com: TecnoTur by Allan Tépper

 
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Old Things from KLRU

Published on May 11, 2012, by in Etc, Featured.
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