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Adobe Character Animator Uses Facial Recognition to Animate in Real Time

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you have been watching Late Show with Stephen Colbert, you might have seen cartoon Donald Trump get interviewed from time to time. What if I told you the software they use you can get for only $49.99 a month? Adobe has been beta testing the new Character Animator with anyone that has a Creative Cloud subscription. Character Animator allows you to bring a Photoshop or Illustrator image in to make the animation happen. Using facial recognition, you can control the character you make in real-time. I got to check out this program at NAB this week. You can talk through the character like Terry Fator talks through his puppets. This brings a new level of video production as audio podcasters can now create videos without having a camera on them – well, sort of. Other animation options allow you to move arms and...

Wirecast 7.6 Adds NDI Support, Allows Adobe Character Animator

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA long time user of Telestream Wirecast, I was really happy to spend some time in their booth at NAB to learn about 7.6. Since the release of Wirecast 7, they have stepped up the game with cool features that really compete in the live streaming space. And now with incorporating NewTek’s open architecture Netrwork Device Interface (NDI), Wirecast can go in a lot of cool directions. For starters, Wirecast can bring in Adobe Character Animator into a scene. The program allows you to make a 3D character, then use facial recognition to give the animation life. Just like with what Stephen Colbert does with Cartoon Donald Trump. Down the road you will be able to bring an NDI connected camera into a scene. You could have your team live in different parts of the world, and work the Titler Live from...


Dyn: DNS for Consumers, SMB and Enterprise – SXSW 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at SXSW I stopped by the DYN party. They had an extensive line-up of Americana, folk and roots rock bands, headed up by feature artist: The Dawes. While at the event, I got to speak with Matt Toy – VP of client services. He works with all customers, from free to Enterprise customers. For the last couple months I have been talking about Dyn for Enterprise, but with the home users version, you can do simple consumer items. For example, if you want to connect your DVR or a webcam to your DNS so you can log on and watch, you can do it. Twitter started on Dyn’s $30 service. They grew from there. Small mom and pop shops can also utilize Dyn’s lower-priced features to get their business running on the internet. You can find out more by going to...

10 Ways to Make Google Hangout a Better Experience for All 4

10 Ways to Make Google Hangout a Better Experience for All

In the last couple days, the invite feature for Google+ has stayed open, which means we could start seeing an influx of people wondering what this new social network is about. We all want to connect with friends. One great way to do that is through Google Hangout. We can talk with up to 9 others on a single session, which is a lot of fun. However, sometimes it can be a painful experience if someone in the group is moving around a lot or not being courteous to others. So how can we all make our hangouts a great experience? Let’s give you 10 ideas. Create a comfortable environment to Hangout in You might be on a hangout for an hour or more. The longest hangout I was on so far was around 3 hours. Therefore, finding a great place to personally hang out is key to...

Lean and Zoom Automatically Zooms in When you Lean in 0

Lean and Zoom Automatically Zooms in When you Lean in

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s exactly what it means. You lean in, it zooms in. You lean out, it zooms out. That is Lean and Zoom. Carissa talks with Andrew about Lean and Zoom. The idea is for those with disabilities. Lean and Zoom uses the webcam to determine where they are. When they come closer, the camera detects and adjusts the screen size. Lean and Zoom is available now from their website. It is available for $27.99 Interview by Carissa O’Brien TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Want to Co-Host a Show? Looking to Start New Content 0

Want to Co-Host a Show? Looking to Start New Content

If you have a computer, a webcam and headphones with Microphone and a desire to be part of a weekly show, Geekazine would love to talk to you. We are looking for 2 people that would like to do a weekly show. They would have to be available on Tuesdays for a half hour. Your show would be whatever you would like to talk about. You will have to agree to be available every week at your specific time for 6-8 weeks. If you are interested, contact me @geekazine on twitter, or geekazine at gmail dot com. Send me your concept idea of what your show would entail.

Studio Test 1 – The Green Screen 0

Studio Test 1 – The Green Screen

I have been working hard in getting the new studio up and running. Today was the first day I could really test it. Therefore, with Logitech 9000 webcam in hand, I put together the first video. I brought it upstairs and tested out the new video editing equipment. Amazingly, it really handled the bad light to make the green screen work. I can’t wait to actually put in real lighting. At first I thought of not posting this video, but ya know…. I worked hard at this. Therefore, it went up on TVazine. Here is the first test video down in the Cave – er I mean Studio.