Monthly Archive: April 2013

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Instagram Photos Are Now Public Domain?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I am sad and a little glad my trip to NYC fell through. Last few weeks was a tough one. Trip back from Vegas wasn’t perfect but I’m home. Video for CAWorld can be found on YouTube or coming to Geekazine. I also got to play with Google Glass for a ever slight moment – Robert Scoble is getting the most use out of his pair. Slight tweaks to the website as I fix some lingering problems. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 260 Tech News: Google Now on iOS A Google app that rounds up your other...

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Cinnafilm Brings Dark Energy to Clean up Old, Grainy Video – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCreating video nowadays with the right camera can bring you high quality images. Older videos or smaller camera (like GoPro) bring distortions of film grain or low light pixelation.  Cinnafilm addresses these issues with a program called Dark Energy. This software helps upscale video and also clean up the imperfections. Co-Founder and COO Ernie Sanchez of Cinnafilm discusses some of the products that their company is presenting at NAB, solving this problem. Cinnafilm’s solution – Using the GPU and CPU in their video production – which is why they use HP systems. Their software works best on this combination; the end result is getting videos done faster. Anyone that has sat waiting for a video to render and uploaded before a deadline understands the need for this type of system. During the video, we get to see Dark Energy in action as they cleaned...

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Cache-A ProCache 6: LTO Archiving Appliances for Media Production – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are a broadcaster, media storage on tape is actually your friend. The newest standard – LTO-6 – can keep thousands of scenes, clips and other media. Of course, if you are a bigger production company, you will need larger appliances that can connect and maintain your LTO environment. That is where Cache-A comes in. Calvin Zito talks to Cache-A Mark Ostlund about archiving to the network. Whether a Mac, PC or even most proprietary devices, Cache-A can keep it all in a safe, secure place. The ProCache 6 is one of their popular appliance. It has multiple connections to get content into your archive. It will also expand into robotic libraries if needed. With a staging archive option you can access the Cache-A archive system.

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Aurasma: Augmented Reality Through Mobile Devices – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAndy McCaskey talked with Lauren Offers from Aurasma at NAB 2013 about the newest mobile Augmented reality platform. Adding a visual search, you can point your phone at an item and get video, audio and more. You can even create your own Auras to bridge the physical world with the digital. For example, you could point your mobile device as Carrie Underwood and you could easily download and purchase video and music. Same thing with Spiderman – pointing to the picture pulls up a game you can even play offline. Get Aurasma on iOS – Get Aurasma on Android Also check out my episode of iPad365 on Aurasma

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Alldigital: Broadcasting for Multiple Enterprises – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSInside a big corporation, you want to broadcast and livestream. That is where alldigital comes in. They can help you become a broadcaster. Their cloud services empower you to become just that. alldigital has configured their technologies so you can broadcast just like a Fox affiliate. Even big corporations want to broadcast to mobile and TV. Even companies like Cox (the Cable company in Las Vegas, among other areas) use Alldigital for By using workflows, you can get things up in the system to have it stream out. There are two types of broadcasts – private and public. alldigital also has social media solutions, cloud services along with the broadcast options. Tim talks with Calvin Zito about how they use HP StoreAll to speed up their process

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Vizrt: Power Graphics Behind the Scenes – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWith products like Viz Engine, Viz Virtual Studio, Viz Media Engine, Viz Dart and more, Vizrt can cover all your broadcast needs. If you see things like bottom tickers on TV channels, it most likely is Vizrt technology that is driving that. Oscar Tenwall of Vizrt was at NAB 2013 to show off their MAM (Media Asset Management) system. This is an enterprise MAM that is scalable and accessible from many desktop or mobile device. Their API allows you to make your own media applications that you need.

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HP Autonomy Broadcast Monitoring: Get a Timeline Look at Social Media – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I first saw this program, I was reminded of the newsroom bulletin board. Above the board was the LED sign that scrolled new news while the board had post-it notes of information breaking when people found it. Now you can have all that on one screen with a lot more option. Broadcast Monitoring can not only give you a timeline of events but you also don’t have to do it yourself. Put in the event and you can see real-time tweets, video, demographics and more. A massive amount of information at your fingertips. David Humphrey shows us this great software. At the time, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s death was trending so we got to see how the social media universe dealt with that.

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Flavoursys Strawberry: Sharing Media for Projects – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMarco Stahl of Flavoursys joined us for an interview at NAB. Flavoursys is a software company focused on editing video between multiple employees. Their product (called Stawberry) allows project sharing between different people and even different video editing software (such as AVID and Final Cut Pro). Flavoursys’ media management component makes it less complex for editors to find materials and have them available within the editing environment. The project sharing and project management system also includes access rights management but focuses on a smooth and easy user interface.

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North Plains on Digital Asset Management – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSVideo is critical in communications of relevant content as quickly as possible, but maintaining control of your brand and marketing message. Eric Courville of North Plains talks about recent acquisitions that allow them to merge web and marketing video production with broadcast oriented management of digital assets.  The Northplains platform makes assets available under controlled management for large organizations such as Turner Broadcasting, that have millions of assets that must be cataloged Finding the content quickly and getting it deployed over a variety of platforms are critical business success factors. Calvin Zito, @ HPStorageGuy discusses the role that HP Express Query technology has in their products.

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HP StoreAll – Mid to Enterprise Storage for Media Content Creators – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCost-effective storage space of digital possessions for production and show depends on quick, scalable search. The HP StoreAll system with the recently presented Express Inquiry, recently developed at HP Labs which can looking documents at amazing speed (FIVE HUNDRED hundred reports in a few secs). As file modifications are taking place, the kernal creates occasions that are incorporated into the StoreAll appliance so there is no have to re-scan the file system periodically to create the meta information tables. Media firms have both storage and access necessities that pressure their systems for modifying and specifically in fast-breaking information situations.

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Switching from Mac to Windows: Ryan Brown on HP Z1 Workstation – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRyan Brown is a filmmaker who was an Apple fan. Within the last year he decided that Apple prodcuts are not for him – especially in creating video. He needed scalability, he needed upgradability and most important, he needed reliability. That is why he switched to HP. Ryan tells his story to Andy McCaskey at NAB and how the HP Z1 workstations can overpower what any apple computer can do.

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Is Tim Cook on the Way Out of Apple?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I’m on the road for the last day of CAWorld. I talk about coming to Vegas twice in one month and the tolls it takes on you. Lots of great tech news and geek news too. Since I’m on the road, I decided to try out this Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB/XLR Microphone. It did a pretty decent job in capture – although I had to go in and do some post production for volume. What do you think about it? Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 259 Tech News: 5mm Thick SSD Western Digital UltraSlim shipping at $89 Focus Twist...

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Basic Cable Gets Encrypted

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Thoughts and prayers go out to those affected in the Boston Marathon attack. Back from NAB – Lots of announcements dealing with streams and a new show (Kind of). Watch for the Special Media videos on NAB. Of course I am going back to Vegas next week for CAWorld. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 258 Tech News: Dish Tries Merger with Sprint The $25.5 billion dollar deal would merge mobile, TV and broadband and compete with AT&T First Google Glass The first Glass devices have come off the production lines. I will have Google Glass soon! Windows...

MP3’s Cannot Be Resold – Is that A Good Thing? 0

MP3’s Cannot Be Resold – Is that A Good Thing?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The website has finally calmed down as Geekazine and other websites have been moved to a new server. As of 3 AM the errors stopped. Thanks to all who sent messages letting me know of the downtime. Next week I head to NAB and MMS – Two conferences in the same week! Crazy! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 257 Tech News: Were You Fooled? Some of April Fools Jokes around the web. Amazon Cloud Drive Upgrades Amazon competes with Dropbox with their new File Sync update Facebook Android HTC launching a Facebook phone, but Samsung also may...

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