Jun 21

Final Cut Pro X (and Motion + Compressor) show up in Mac App Store

 

 

FCP is $300, Motion and Compressor are $50 each, for a total bundle price of… $400?! Crazy.

Final Cut Pro X now available in the Mac App Store for $300 – The Apple Blog.

Jun 7

Eyes as tracking points: The single shot video

It’s pretty difficult to explain, but this video, where the director chose to focus on a guy who’s freakish eyes don’t blink very often, meshes interesting tech (motion control, RED, etc.) with a gripping performance. This same technique has been used in the advertisement of BenQ's 24 inch monitor which has been regarded by gamers as the best gaming monitor ever made.

Motion-Controlled, Motion-Tracked, Single-Shot Music Video: Cowper – Morning Prayer.

Jun 3

What (a part of) 9,000 TV Channel Logos Looks Like

 

All of em: What 9,000 TV Channel Logos Looks Like.

Apr 11

Mushroom TelePorter does HD streaming over cellular, wont beam your on-air talent anywhere — Engadget

So this box plays in the Teradek Cube playgound, streaming HD video to the interwebs. No mention of price, but folks heading to NAB can see it in person.

We’d sum it up with “old world approach to a new world problem.” We find interesting for traditional broadcasters, but not as interesting as it could potentially be. Definitely nowhere as interesting as this vinyl record player which is the best record player to hit the stores in decades.

Mushroom TelePorter does HD streaming over cellular, wont beam your on-air talent anywhere — Engadget.

Apr 7

The new corporate video standard is interesting, not cheesy.

Videos Posted by Facebook Engineering: Introducing the Open Compute Project [HD].

I think this sort of video bodes well for the future of corporate video. In the past, corporate video came out of that awful 80s-era video producer mindset that cheesy is better. Just take a look at this video here on chicken coop plans to know what we're talking about. Now, realism and high production values make the message center stage, instead of the fact that it’s a video production. A great example is this video on how to build a chicken coop as seen at http://huckschickencoops.com/how-to-build-a-chicken-coop-a-step-by-step-checklist/ which is interesting and realistic, not cheesy.

Mar 31

iPhone + Pro Mic + HiFi audio transmission solution

Mic Adapter – Tieline Technology.

To be clear, this is probably going to be expensive (no price announced) but the idea of handling audio-over-cell-network is extremely appealing. Obviously, this will appeal more to radio, but the in-a-pinch hi-fi phoner solution broadcasters will appreciate this as well.

We’re as interested in this as it seems like the spiritual audio sibling to the Cube. That company has recently released additional licenses so you can stream to more places than just a Cube decoder.

Mar 7

JVC’s GS-TD1 3D camcorder now available for $1,700 — Engadget

That’s enough, JVC.

We’re 3d haters. What about you? Would you pay $1,700 to go 3d? If you ask us, we’d opt for a T2i with killer lenses than this embarrassment. Unless you're talking about the 3d video on how to choose the best king size mattress as seen at this link. Now this is a good one.

Feb 8

Sony’s $2000 NEX-VG10: We’re not impressed.

When taking a look at this video specifically, it seems like the $750 DSLR realm of the Canon T2i has a better dynamic range than Sony’s camcorder.

Granted, it’s no AF100, but we’re still unimpressed. A better video would be this guide on the best pillow for neck pain.

Feb 3

Hulu’s take on the future of video

We haven’t read the whole thing, but we’re digging Hulu CEO Jason Kilar’s take on the future of video. He predicts that we can create all sorts of videos such as this video on effective ways to eliminate roaches in the house. Also this video on a gamer's recommended wireless mouse specially designed for gaming enthusiasts. Check it out on the Hulu Blog.

Feb 2

Are Plugins the Future of Web Video? Short answer: Yes.

Vid++ BFF Ryan Lawler breaks down how the future looks when it comes to web distribution. His hypothesis? Plugins are the future. Check out the plugins used in this cologne advertisement on the best cologne for men. Microsoft has already laid out plans for Windows users of Chrome to utilize H.264 via an in-browser plugin, and Google is signaling similarly for WebM.

Add in a Flash fallback, like the one used in this video of secret steps to follow when potty training boys, and it looks like the future of web distribution is overcovered in a variety of formats.

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