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January 2008

New version: FxFactory upgrades and updates

  Recently over at Noise Industries, the developers of FxFactory released a new version of their flagship product. FxFactory is now at version 2.0 .... or actually 2.0.2 as there have been a couple of maintenance updates since the release. I did a review of the plug-in package and it is still one of my very ...

Some direct Quicktime installer links

I'm sure by now everyone has heard of the drama surrounding the Quicktime 7.4 update and the havoc it causes with After Effects renders. If you have upgraded and need to downgrade then here are a few direct links to standalone Quicktime installers that I leave booked marked as it is sometimes hard to find ...

An Editblog Review: Call Box's HVX200 DVD

A while back I looked at an instructional DVD from Noah Kadner and Call Box about 24P post production with the Panasonic DVX100. That isn't an overly complex camera aside from what was then the new production format of low cost shooting at the 24 Progressive frame rate. Noah's DVD wasn't a necessity to shoot ...

Watch the Oscar nominated Animated shorts online: TickleBooth

Watch the Oscar nominated Animated shorts online : TickleBooth If you want to see most of the Oscar nominated animated shorts then point your browser to the link above. Thanks to Ajit for seeking them out. Last year Apple sold all of the live action shorts through iTunes so maybe they'll do the same this year. ...

Component HDMI comparison

It's not very often that you get to see some high defintion footage of a side-by-side comparison of component and HDMI footage. Well head on over to gametrailers.com's HD comparison and see just that, some of it even on split screen. What they were doing is looking at the output of the Sony Playstation 3 ...

VideoTrace. 3D modeling made easy

I think I remember this piece of video making the rounds a year or so ago but it popped into my mailbox yesterday and if you haven't seen it, it's worth checking out. It's a piece of software called VideoTrace from the Austrailan Centre for Visual Technologies. It's an amazingly quick way of making 3D ...

Time. Talent. Software

I'm sure that anyone who reads this blog also reads HD For Indies. Mike posted an amazing clip yesterday from You Tube that show how a group of guys took a camcorder and VW station wagon full of costumes and gear and presumable a lot of compositing software and ... well ... kind of recreated ...

Elgato Turbo 264

  With the recent announcement of the closing of most CompUSA stores I've been checking them out periodically to see what kind of deals there are to be had. The other day I noticed they had several Elgato Turbo.264 hardware encoders available for 15% off. So I snapped one up. The piece of hardware is about ...

Compressor hatred. Resolved?

As mentioned in an earlier post or two, I hate Apple's Compressor. Not because it doesn't compress well but because it suddenly stops working and will not submit a batch to be processed. The earlier version would see errors like: unable to connect to background processes. The current version (v.3.0.x running under Leopard) might produce ...