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Project DAVID Creates Digital Content Preservation TechProject DAVID Creates Digital Content Preservation Tech

While there is a strong movement to preserve and restore old film, preservation of audiovisual digital content has been less of a priority. Project DAVID seeks to change that, by developing technology for prevention of damage, preservation and restoration for the vast libraries of digital content.

  03/15/2014
Author: Ryan Salazar
Blackmagic Design
Bob Zelin Looks at the Blackmagic Design Audio MonitorBob Zelin Looks at the Blackmagic Design Audio Monitor

The Blackmagic Audio Monitor offers rack mount audio monitoring from an advanced 6G-SDI input, AES/EBU and analog audio sources in a compact and elegant package. Bob Zelin gives the 'eagle eye' look as he zooms in on its real-world application in XOS Digital's extensive broadcast media asset management system.

  10/13/2013
Author: Bob Zelin
NEWS: People in the News
Remembering Ray Dolby: A Life of InventionRemembering Ray Dolby: A Life of Invention

Ray Dolby gave his talents and his name to the most significant advances in audio recording, for both the professional film/TV/music industries and consumer products. On the occasion of his death, at age 80, Creative COW tells the story of his life, his engineering achievements and the impact he has had on the creative people in our industry.

  09/20/2013
Author: Debra Kaufman
Archiving and Back-Up
Sony Media Cloud Services Debuts New & Enhanced ServicesSony Media Cloud Services Debuts New & Enhanced Services

Sony Media Cloud Services just debuted three new production applications (RoughCut, AudioReview and VideoReview) as well as integration of Sony’s wireless camera adapter. The cloud service has already been in heavy use at Sony Pictures, and is newly adapated by broadcasters and other media and entertainment organizations.

  09/16/2013
Author: Debra Kaufman
Matrox Video Systems
NAB 2013: Matrox Video SystemsNAB 2013: Matrox Video Systems

At NAB 2013, Matrox Graphics' new Mojito 4K is a quad 3G-SDI 4K video monitoring card aimed at Adobe professional editing on the Windows platform. Also new is Matrox Monarch HD, an under-$1,000 compact video streaming/ recording appliance designed for users who need to simultaneously stream a live event and record a Blu-ray quality version for post-event editing. The company also debuted Matrox Avio F125, fiber-optic KVM extenders that separate dual HD video, keyboard, mouse, stereo analog audio and USB 2.0 devices from a workstation and plays back HD, 2K and 4K video without dropped frames at maximum distances of 4 km. KVM extenders are also now compatible with APCON IntellaPatch Series 3000 XE network switches.

  04/26/2013
Author: Debra Kaufman
NAB Expo
NAB 2013: Blackmagic Design Debuts an UltraHD WorkflowNAB 2013: Blackmagic Design Debuts an UltraHD Workflow

At the Blackmagic Design, UltraHD/4K reigned supreme. The company not only introduced a 4K camera, the Blackmagic Production Camera, but a range of products that create an entire UltraHD workflow. Blackmagic Design has been focusing on 6G-SDI technology for multiple products including the ATEM Production Studio 4K live production studio, Blackmagic Audio Monitor and ATEM Studio Converter 2, all of which support UltraHD resolution. In addition, Blackmagic introduced its Pocket Cinema Camera, a compact Super 16 digital cinema camera with 13 stops of dynamic range, and DaVinci Resolve 10, both priced under $1,000.

  04/19/2013
Author: Debra Kaufman
What Computer Should I Buy?
Solving the Mystery of Getting AheadSolving the Mystery of Getting Ahead

With a BAFTA for audio in hand, Bang Post Production has a new game afoot for picture post in Wales.

  01/31/2013
Author: Glenn Collict
Cinematography
IBC 2012: Colorfront Express DailiesIBC 2012: Colorfront Express Dailies

Colorfront, the company that brought us On-Set Dailies, is now shipping Express Dailies, a laptop-based dailies system based on the same image-science technology. Express Dailies features a range of tools for file-based workflows, including playback and sync, QC, color grading audio and metadata management: for a new low price of $15,000.

  09/05/2012
Author: Debra Kaufman
Broadcasting
Broadcast Audio Goes Digital! Are You Ready?Broadcast Audio Goes Digital! Are You Ready?

Ryan Salazar discusses the design and rebuild of the eight suite audio department at Ft. Lauderdale's studioZ, why it was so time-consuming, and why it was completely worth the effort for them -- and for you too.

  08/27/2012
Author: Ryan Salazar
Business & Marketing
Free video and demo reel hosting comes to Creative COWFree video and demo reel hosting comes to Creative COW

CreativeCOW.net has added free hosting for demo reels, music videos, commercials, short films, trailers and other media files that our members want to use to promote their businesses or just show their work. We support up to 900 pixels wide, up to 100MB in size, with AAC audio encoding.

  06/28/2009
Author: Ron Lindeboom
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