Monthly Archives: November 2011

Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio now supports Avid DNxHD files

from Broadcast Engineering

The latest version of Blackmagic Design’s HyperDeck software (v. 2.0) adds compressed 10-bit recording and playback of files stored in the Avid DNxHD format.

The company said that adding native support for this compressed video format into the 1RU HyperDeck Studio unit enables longer recording times, lower media storage costs, and full file format compatibility with Avid Media Composer systems. All media is recorded in MXF format, so it’s immediately available in Media Composer without the need for time-consuming file copying or import processing.

HyperDeck Studio continues to support for uncompressed 10-bit video, for the ultimate in high quality recording and playback. With this new software update, customers can change between compressed and uncompressed formats, depending on their needs of the project at hand.

HyperDeck Software Update 2.0 will be available at the end of November free of charge for all HyperDeck Studio customers.

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Behind the Scenes on The Hobbit

from The Guardian

Jackson’s latest video blog highlights just how much he and his team are focusing their energies on getting the 3D right for the new films, the first of which arrives next December.

We’re also treated to some techie insight into shooting 3D at 48 frames per second, twice the usual rate for cinema. Apparently this required the film-makers to paint Mirkwood in bright red and yellow so that the final shots of the famous forest ended up with a slightly hallucinogenic effect.

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Primera Announces More Affordable Version of Bravo 4051 Disc Publisher

from CDR Info

Primera 4051

Optical disc publisher specialist Primera Technology, Inc., today announced its Bravo 4051 Disc Publisher (DP-4051 in Europe, Scandinavia and Middle East), a device that prints a 100% coverage disc in just six seconds.

This new model delivers the same performance as Primera’s Bravo 4100-Series which have a 100-disc capacity, but with a 50-disc capacity and a lower price of $2495 (MSRP).

Bravo 4051 prints full-color, 100% coverage discs in just 6 seconds each.

Features of the Bravo 4051 include:

– 6 seconds per disc print speed (default high-quality print mode)
– Individual CMYK ink cartridges – delivers lower ink cost per disc
– One high-speed Sony Optiarc CD/DVD drive
– 4800 dpi print quality
– 300% faster robotics than previous models
– Interior blue LED lighting with job status feedback
– Seventh-generation disc picking mechanism
– Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X 10.6 (or higher), including OS X LionT (10.7)
– Optional Blu-ray Disc recordable drive with eSATA interface for true 12x BD-R recording speeds

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Your Tube Broadcast


So, you want to broadcast yourself on YouTube? Of course you do, it’s one of the most popular video uploading sites. Before you can access the upload service, you need to create a YouTube account. Go to YouTube, and click on Sign Up in the top right corner.

From there, you’ll be able to set up and customize your YouTube account.

Prepare Your Videos to Upload to YouTube

To begin, you’ll need to get a copy of your video ready for uploading. If you’re brand new to uploading videos, you’ll want to check out this article, Upload a Video to the Web. It covers the basics like bandwidth and video compression, which you’ll need to know about before uploading a video to YouTube.

Currently, YouTube accepts pretty much any video format (including HD formats), and video files must be under 2GB and 15 minutes. I always try to keep my videos as large as possible within these limits. They take a little longer to upload, but the quality is much better.

It doesn’t matter what you name the video file before you upload it to YouTube. You can change the title later.

Upload Your Videos to YouTube

Now that your video file is prepared, you can upload it to YouTube. Just click the Upload button and you can browse for the file on your computer and then enter important information about your video.

Think carefully about the Title, Tags and Description you add to your video. This is the information that will lead searchers to your tube broadcast, so make sure to use clear and informative language.

Customize Your YouTube Channel

Your YouTube Channel is where viewers can find all of your videos and information. It’s your little home on YouTube for sharing your tube broadcast and interacting with fans.

There are lots of ways you can Customize your YouTube Channel, by adding images, text and changing the layout.

Promote Your YouTube Videos

So now you’ve uploaded videos and set up your video channel. Congratulations, you’re broadcasting yourself on YouTube. But is anyone watching your tube broadcast?

With millions and millions of videos, it’s hard to get yours seen. But by promoting your videos and interacting with other YouTubers you can begin to get people to watch and comment on your videos.

We have a a great range of YouTube cameras, , and video editing training software.

JVC Everio GS-TD1 Best 3D Camera of 2011

from Trusted Reviews

JVC Everio GS-TD1

With the most accomplished consumer 3D camcorder yet, JVC has taken the lead over all other manufacturers. The Everio GS-TD1 can shoot Full HD frames for each eye, giving it the best 3D image quality on the market. Currently, only the software supplied can take full advantage of the resolution, but this is still the best 3D camcorder currently on the market.

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