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# 1 The Media Medic episode 2 Video By Clip Syndicate Remotely erase iPhone data ...Read More »
# 2 Two Years, Still Waiting For My Crowdfunded 3D Printed Earbuds... Feature By Moshe Baum A couple of years back I came across a very promising project: OwnPhones: Wireless, Custom-Fit, 3D Printed Earbuds. Several months went past and I received a many notification about their progress being interrupted by delays due to, R&D issues, manufacturing issues, etc. The delays piled up and I eventually became so frustrated (along with many other backers) that I asked for money back. Since there were so many backers who requested it, the refunding was approved. ...Read More »
# 3 Get to know Liam, Apples iPhone disassembling robot Video By IDG.TV Apple gets serious about recycling with Liam, a 29-armed robot designed to take your iPhone apart precisely in 11 seconds. ...Read More »
# 4 3 features that would make the iPhone 7 truly innovative Video By IDG.TV The iPhone 7 doesn't have to be mind-blowing to get us excited for an upgrade. ...Read More »
# 5 City of Brotherly Love Helps AWeber Mark the Launch of its New Mobile App, Curate Video By Clip Syndicate PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#app--AWeber's Curate, the first ever mobile app that lets you handpick content from across the web and share it in an email newsletter, is now available on is now available on iOS and Android. ...Read More »
# 6 Wistia Launches 360 Video Support, Native iOS Application (Wistia 360), and Proprietary Spatial Heatmaps For Businesses to Learn From and Optimize 360 Video Video By Clip Syndicate CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#360Video--Wistia Launches 360 Video Support, Native iOS Application (Wistia 360), and Proprietary Spatial Heatmaps For Businesses to Learn From and Optimize 360 Video ...Read More »
# 7 A Brief History of Apple's Security Feature By Craig Young, Cybersecurity Researcher for Tripwire For many years, Apple enjoyed a reputation of being impervious to hackers and other online threats perceived as plaguing Windows. The notion of Apple products having superior security was trumpeted by Apple's marketing team with Apple.com boasting that the Mac "doesn't get PC viruses" and owners didn't need to do anything to safeguard their data1. The inherent irony of this statement is that viruses in fact showed up on Apple equipment years before the IBM PC was affected. Although this claim was rescinded years ago, many device owners and even IT professionals still believe that Apple's security is so superior to the alternatives that there is no reason to bother with security controls. ...Read More »
# 8 How New Wearable Technology Will Benefit Businesses Feature By Paul Fitzgerald for America's Backbone Weekly Wearable gadgets can help us do our jobs better ...Read More »
# 9 Facilis at NAB Featured News By Ko Maruyama One of the studios I lead for recently switched to FACILIS TECHNOLOGY for their storage upgrade. It's obvious that studios are going to need more space as video footage continues to require more space and faster connections. Despite some bumps, I was glad to get quick feedback and news while at the show. Here's what Facilis Technology has in store from NABShow... ...Read More »
# 10 Digital Anarchy gop flicker removal Featured News By Ko Maruyama Jim Tierney from Digital Anarchy discusses how to fix certain artifacts that arise from compressing video. The tutorial also allows users to download the drone footage to see the correction that his plugin provides. ...Read More »
# 11 The Pitfalls of Pushing Noise Reduction Tools Too Far Personal Profile By Ron Bartlett My name is Ron Bartlett, and I am based in LA. Over the years, I've been fortunate to work on numerous feature films including some blockbusters such as Blade Runner, Heat, Die Hard, The Fifth Element, Mission: Impossible, Prometheus, The Life of Pi, and several X-Men films. iZotope's RX is my go-to tool of choice, and over the years, it has saved me valuable production time while wowing the supervisors in the process. ...Read More »
# 12 Adobe Unveils Breakthroughs in Video and Film Production Feature By Ko Maruyama Next week, NABShow will offer many new solutions for production and post production in the broadcasting world. Ahead of that avalanche of news, Adobe has made an early announcement of their own. New products in their CreativeCloud lineup for video users. ...Read More »
# 13 Rivalry on the Ice Project Profile By none There is almost no rivalry in professional sports that matches the intensity of one in the National Hockey League. It is not just team against team, but city against city competing against each other in rivalries that have been passed down through generations. Which is one of the reasons why the Winter Classic has become a huge success. Every year, the NHL highlights hockey the way it used to be played: Outside, open to the elements, and in front of thousands of screaming fans. All while featuring teams that have forged generations of bitter rivals. One of these heated rivalries is between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins. These two teams are members of the "Original Six", the first professional hockey teams in the NHL, dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. ...Read More »
# 14 ASSIMILATE Announces New SCRATCH VR Suite, the Only End-to-End VR Toolset and Workflow Featured News By none In its continued support of all things VR, ASSIMILATE(r) announced today its new SCRATCH VR Suite, the only professional VR end-to-end workflow with an all-inclusive, real-time toolset for working naturally within a 360 environment -- dailies, conform, color grading, composting, finishing, and mastering in any format, any resolution. It's a complete and powerful virtual reality (VR) toolset that enables the highest level of quality and productivity, and it's affordable for everyone. The first public SCRATCH VR Suite demo will be at NAB 2016, the ASSIMILATE booth N8525 in the VR Pavilion, north hall. ...Read More »
# 15 Java Post's Caffeine Fueled Success Personal Profile By none Jack Tunnicliffe, Java Post founder and president, has lived the transition into digital, keeping his post production facility on the forefront of technology shifts and disruptions. "Java Post is 20 years old, but this is my 43rd year working in television," he said. "I started in television working at the CTV (Canadian TV) television network as a camera operator and eventually worked my way to a producer/director position doing live television, such as the Olympics. I also produced and directed television shows, documentaries and commercials, but my passion has always been the work done in post." ...Read More »
# 16 When Kids Ask to Borrow Case Study By Miles Weston Filmmaker Jim Courtwright developed a new business opportunity in producing short films for clients for today's mobile devices. But he found his son also liked some of his gear for his own work. His workflow station suddenly became a cluttered mess. ...Read More »
# 17 Cinema Art Speeds Up the Golden Age of Mexican Movie Company Profile By none Spanish speaking channels Cine Nostalgia and Cine Estelar program line up features a number of movie genres including comedy, classic western, drama and action from the '50s, '60s and '70s streamed in HD to the US market over cable platforms Direct TV, AT&T, Verizon and Cox. Cinema Arts, a Mexico-based production facility owned and by Vasallo Vision Group, has embarked on a sizeable film restoration project, with the aim of bringing Cine Nostalgia and Cine Estelar's 2000 plus Mexican 35mm Film classics to digital HD with unmatched quality and preservation. "It's not just about restoring a film," states Cinema Arts CEO Carlos Vasallo. "Our goal is to present the highest quality and be faithful to its artistic and historical work as envisioned by the original producers, directors, and screenwriters." ...Read More »
# 18 NAB Hands On Product Preview By Ko Maruyama This month, AJA announced a new camera - the RovoCam. As major producers of video continue to get ready and move forward into higher resolution content, especially UHD, AJA delivers this new block camera for multiple markets and users. ...Read More »
# 19 Kensington's Blackbelt Quick Peek By Ko Maruyama The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a machine somewhere in between a laptop and a mobile tablet. It is able to keep up with all of the software that you'd run on your Windows 8 machine, but more portable than a laptop. One problem with the ability to drag the SurfacePro around is the potential to dropping it. Kensington's BlackBelt protects the SurfacePro while still allowing all of the port function to be accessible. ...Read More »
# 20 DAZ3D Prints Quick Peek By Ko Maruyama DAZ 3D software has been an affordable and easy way for people to begin exploring 3D models and creating beautiful scenes quickly. Now, DAZ is offering a way to get 3D characters from your screen to your hand. 3D prints of models built within the Genesis 2 system are supported. Printed people (and a dragon) for people who print. ...Read More »
# 21 StuffIt Deluxe 16 Product Review By Ko Maruyama While you might think that there isn't a whole lot that you can say about compressing your files, there are a bunch of us old macheads that remember our first, Stuffit. Smith Micro recently brought out StuffIt Deluxe 16, which is long overdue, but still a welcome addition to your Mac toolkit, and yes, it does '.zip' formats as well. ...Read More »
# 22 Digital Juice Pilot Pro Product Review By Ko Maruyama Digital Juice has been around as a company for nearly two decades, serving up stock footage for editors of all kinds. In the early days, Digital Juice delivered physical media to members. These days, the company is expanding the way it does business, so you can expand your business. The Pilot program is similar to a beta launch phase, but you're not on your own, Digital Juice Community embedded in the subscription will help everyone out. ...Read More »
# 23 VideoCopilot Element 3D Product Review By Ko Maruyama It's been about 2 years since VideoCopilot introduced the Element 3D plugin for After Effects. Now, Version 2 is out, delivering more control over the ability to integrate 3D models, textures, lights, and animation using many of the Adobe After Effects controls that you're already familiar with. ...Read More »
# 24 2014 RoundUp Product Review By Ko Maruyama As 2014 comes to an end, there are some products we've seen this year that continue to look good, moving forward into 2015. Although we'll see lots of new tech at CES 2015, there are some great products that you can get without waiting. Beacon Audio has a small bluetooth speaker that you can take with you wherever you want to enjoy audio. ...Read More »
# 25 MAXON'S NEWEST Product Review By Ko Maruyama Once you learn a piece of 3D software, it?s hard to switch into another piece of software. The language of good 3D design and animation doesn?t change, but the interface and toolset does change when you switch between software packages. However, switching between something your comfortable with and CINEMA4D is even easier now. So making the transition between what you?re using now and R16 doesn?t have to be an On/Off operation. ...Read More »
# 26 Pinnacle Studio 18 Product Review By Ko Maruyama Pinnacle has been around for a long time, and, as the version number implies, Pinnacle Studio has undergone several changes since it was first launched. Pinnacle Studio 18 is a robust consumer editoral system for anyone who is interested in getting into video editing. Moreover, it contains other tools to help create and publish your editorial content. ...Read More »
# 27 RED GIANT OFFLOAD Product Review By Ko Maruyama It's a media copy application for easily backup and - hey - OFFLOADING your footage from a removable camera media card to somewhere else. Simple enough for almost anyone on set to use. ...Read More »
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