NAB 2018 - Panasonic and TVU Networks Announce New Camera/IP Management and Delivery Integration With a new integration of Panasonic cameras, TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, and Panasonic further their technology collaboration with the introduction of two new video solutions. With these new product integrations, TVU welcomes Panasonic to the TVU ecosystem and TVU Grid featuring IP video switching, routing and distribution. ...Read More »
Director David F. Sandberg Takes a DIY Approach to Filmmaking on 'Annabelle: Creation' with Blackmagic Design Director David F. Sandberg has always had a passion for horror and sci-fi films. Though his résumé includes a variety of animation, documentary and short form drama projects, horror and sci-fi have always been the end goal. Sandberg's love of horror and DIY mentality helped spur his 2013 short film "Lights Out," which not only won the Best Director award in the Bloody Cuts Horror Challenge and went on to screen at film festivals around the world, picking up additional awards, but it also became a huge viral hit with more than 20 million views. Soon after "Lights Out," Sandberg was tapped to helm his most recent film, "Annabelle: Creation," a follow-up to 2014's hugely successful "Annabelle." ...Read More »
SCRATCH Delivers Flawless Performance for Barend Onneweer's "Instant Dreams" Barend Onneweer sees beauty in the perfection of the details for his digital cinema projects that include visual effects, animation, documentaries, feature films, short films, music videos, and more. In his studio, Raamw3rk (, in Gouda, The Netherlands, he has set up a SCRATCH post-production workflow that gives him flawless performance for perfecting his work. One of his recent projects, the documentary "Instant Dreams", tells the story of a group of scientists who were trying to unravel the chemical formula of the Polaroid camera. Advocates for a new Polaroid camera and former Polaroid-users eagerly await its rebirth. Each person, in their own way, tries to keep their instant dream alive. ...Read More »
ATEN 2-Port Thunderbolt 2 Sharing Switch By Stephen Schleicher Once upon a time, there was a young man - we'll call him Stephen - who worked during the day at a remote location, slaving away for the man; his MacBook Pro was his only way to get work done. At night, he would come home and go to work on his Mac Pro, editing, and writing, and generally doing work that needed to be handled on a beefier computer, with multiple monitors. In fact, much of his work benefited from multiple monitors, but connecting multiple monitors to his MacBook Pro and his Mac Pro was a nightmare at best, as cables needed to be connected and reconnected, potentially ruining ports, and driving Stephen mad as he tried to maintain a neat cabling system. ...Read More »
BORIS FX showcase at NAB By Ko Maruyama BORISFX has announced some great news for NAB. With the NABShow just around the corner, it is exciting to see what video effects companies are offering artists this spring. Also at NABShow, attendees get an opportunity to see professional skills showcased and shared throughout the hall. ...Read More »
Anthropics Technology launches PortraitPro 17 with new features By Ko Maruyama Whether you're a professional photographer or just want to elevate the look of your portrait shots, Portrait Pro from Anthropics just released version 17. The new version comes with several features that make it phenomenally easy to modify your background, subject, or composition with a few sliders. ...Read More »
Media Content and the Web - Meeting Again for the First Time with VR Casting By Forest Key, Founder and CEO of Pixvana Until recently, VR video creators have only been able to distribute content by developing their own apps for sharing. This is a very time intensive, tedious journey and it has presented a major barrier for the next generation of digital content pioneers, preventing them from bringing their productions into the world and reaching broad audiences. However, in February, Pixvana, a Seattle-based company that's powering the future of XR storytelling, introduced a new technology that eliminates this barrier for the creators of immersive media, and makes the distribution of VR content feasible for the masses. ...Read More »
Student Filmmakers Tackle the All American High School Film Festival with Blackmagic Design Founded in 2013, the All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) has quickly become the world's largest high school film festival. Receiving nearly 5,000 films representing 48 states and more than 40 countries, the festival gives a voice to those that have found their passion for filmmaking early. Packed with screenings, workshops, an Interactive Technology Showcase, award show and more, the festival brings together student filmmakers who want to showcase their films and learn from each other, as well as experts in the field. ...Read More »
Live Streaming Regional Emmy Award Gala from Multiple Locations Using TVU Increases Viewership and Member Participation For the past five years, video production company, Denver Media Center (DMC) has produced live coverage of the Heartland Emmy Award presentations, including pre-show edits and live direction. The Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) incorporates television markets that make up a large swatch of the expansive western U.S - Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming. To make new shows more dynamic and reach out to its Oklahoma base, DMC wanted the live event to reflect the dual-location nature of the gala with real-time live feeds from each location. ...Read More »
The Making of VR/360 "Expedition Antarctica" Neotopy includes storytellers, filmmakers and sound engineers who specialize in immersive VR/360 cinematic experiences. Their skills and talents make one of their most recent projects, "Expedition Antarctica", a breathtaking VR/360 experience of the nature and wildlife of Antarctica. Alexandre Regeffe recently discussed the development of the VR project and how Neotopy managed the VR/360 post-production process. ...Read More »
SCRATCH VR By Stephen Schleicher Have you participated in The Void experience at the Disney locations in California and Florida? My friends have been talking non-stop about it for weeks, and it seems people are finally catching on to how immersive an experience VR can be. If you have a 360-degree camera rig, we are at the point now where what was once a neat little gimmick has become a serious contender in the quest to capture viewers. While there are applications that are just starting to introduce the ability to work with 360-degree video, Scratch VR from Assimilate just may be the best application for your next (or first) project. ...Read More »
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition review By IDG.TV In Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Forgotten Empires has crafted a gorgeous update for diehard fans of the original or fans of ancient history. ...Read More »
Meater smart meat thermometer By IDG.TV Meater is small, smart and could change the way you cook meat. ...Read More »
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Holly Rollo, CMO, RSA Security By IDG.TV Holly Rollo, CMO of RSA Security, shares how security is everyones responsibility, especially marketers, in the latest IDG CMO Perspectives video. During this conversation with Josh London, CMO of IDG Communications, she also shares insight into the impact data breaches have on a brands reputation and tips for a successful GDPR strategy. ...Read More »
HomePod, iOS 12: Macworld Podcast episode 592 By IDG.TV Weve had the HomePod for a few days. What do we think? Theres more news about iOS 12. We also feature your comments and questions. ...Read More »
Netgear Arlo Pro 2 review By IDG.TV The Netgear Arlo Pro 2 is Techhive's best indoor security camera of 2017 and it works outdoors! Here's why we like it. ...Read More »
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Mingis on Tech: A preview of Mobile World Congress 2018 By IDG.TV This year's big show in Barcelona begins Feb. 26, and while hardware announcements are always part of the event, attendees are more likely to hear a lot about 5G networking. ...Read More »
Announcing our Ryzen APU with Radeon Vega Graphics PC build By IDG.TV Are you as curious as we are how AMD's Ryzen 3 APU performs with current games? In this video we go over what we are putting in the build and why. ...Read More »
AMD Ryzen APU benchmarks and review By IDG.TV AMD's new Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 APUs offer unheard of gaming performance at an unheard of price for budget gamers ...Read More »
Managing open-source mobile security and privacy for activists worldwide | Salted Hash Ep 18 By IDG.TV Nathan Freitas, who heads The Guardian Project, talks with host Steve Ragan and senior writer J.M. Porup about the group's easy-to-use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customized mobile devices being used around the world. ...Read More »
First Look: Unboxing the Apple HomePod By IDG.TV We have Apples new smart speaker. Watch the video to see us unbox it and set it up. Plus, we answer questions from the viewing audience. ...Read More »
The Mike Zielinski Show By Clip Syndicate Mike Zielinski is joined by Balasios Lahaniatis to discuss the Berks Video Game Development Center. ...Read More »
PixelSquid Assets' New Price By Ko Maruyama PixelSquid is changing its subscription model, but in a good way. While it may be true that the price per month is going up, the customizable library of options has gone up as well. For an increase of $5/month over the current subscription cost, new users are coming to PixelSquid with about 4x the options to place 3D objects in their comps. Even better - - if you're already an active subscriber, there's no price change - - and you know about the regularly growing library options. (* if you're new, you can get in on the old price before the change(below)). ...Read More »
Tech Talk: Apple's home speaker, HomePod, arrives By IDG.TV It's about the sound, not the smart. Apple's new home speaker, HomePod, integrates its Apple Music subscription by voice. It carries a hefty price tag of $349.99. The panelists call the move late and half-baked. ...Read More »
HomePod early reviews, Apple Watch apps and developers, iOS 11.3 Battery Health: Macworld Podcast ep. 591 By IDG.TV The first round of HomePod reviews are out. Developers are leaving the Apple Watch. The beta of iOS 11.3 with Battery Health settings will be released soon. We also feature your comments and questions. ...Read More »
Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review By IDG.TV Nest's IQ Outdoor is a great home security camera but there are some things you need to know before buying. ...Read More »
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Trick or Treat: Trick Digital Tackles Visual Effects for "Jeepers Creepers III" with Fusion Studio The chills continue in "Jeepers Creepers III," the latest film in the "Jeepers Creepers" franchise. The Creeper was first introduced to audiences in 2001 when it terrorized siblings Trish and Darry Jenner. It then returned to the big screen in 2003 when it attacked a school bus full of high school basketball players and cheerleaders. Now in the third installment, "Jeepers Creepers III" shows what happened in the days between the first two movies when the Creeper was still hunting for victims. Adam Clark of Trick Digital was the film's visual effects (VFX) supervisor who was tasked with bringing the Creeper to life in the new film. ...Read More »
6 Reasons WordPress is the Content Management System for You Literally millions of websites all over the globe rely on WordPress as the backbone of their operations, using the system to build and maintain an excellent blog or a business page. Despite the fact almost everyone has heard of WordPress, there is a lot about it that most people don't know. For instance, about 30% of all sites in existence work on WordPress. ...Read More »
Alpine Skiing By Miles Weston This is the second in the series of documenting the U.S. Olympic Trials covering figure skating and media day. Follow your favorites at this year's XXIII Olympic Winter Games. ...Read More »
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