Friday, June 11, 2010

News from Here & There

Western Digital WD TV Live Plus
Western Digital just announced a new version of the WD TV Live Plus. The "big" addition is that it has added NetFlix support, and unfortunately it still doesn't use WiFi.
WD: WD TV Live Plus

Digital Convergence Episode 19 - Rodney Charters, ASC
Rodney Charters is the DP behind the popular Award winning Fox series "24" starring Kiefer Sutherland. In this episode of the Digital Convergence podcast, Rodney opens up with his insider take on film education, 3D technology, DSLR video, and the business of the film industry and episodic television.
16x9 Cinema: Episode 19

Canon Filmmakers Live
I don't really know who Canon Filmmakers is, but they've organized Canon Filmmakers Live for Sunday July 11, 2010, 10AM - 5PM in Philadelphia. Speakers/Presenters include Philip Bloom, Dave Williams, John Hyland and others. Cost is $95.
Canon Filmmakers Live

CineFringe 2010
Is looking for short films from across the globe to be screened as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s first dedicated Film Fest in August! Deadline is July 26th.
CineFringe: Website

More Timelapse
Dustin Kukuk has put together a really impressive collection of timelapse videos shot during his spring internship using the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and 7D with Canon L series 14mm, 16-35mm, 24mm, 24-105mm, and 70-200mm lenses.
Vimeo: "The Western World" 2010 Spring Showreel / Canon EOS 1D Mark IV & 7D

Sony & 3D
Sony has announced seven new 3D TVs, ranging from a $2,100 40 inch model to a $5,000 60 inch model. It's also now selling 3D games for PlayStation.
MacWorld: Sony launches 3D TVs, games

Matrox MXO2 Mini for Avid Media Composer V5
Matrox MXO2 Mini is now available for Avid Media Composer V5 and NewsCutter V9 editing systems. The MXO2 turns an HDMI screen into a professional-grade video monitor with color calibration tools. It provides HDMI, analog component, S-Video, and composite output with cross-platform support for Macs and PCs, laptops and workstations.

Matrox version 1.9.2 software for Mac OS and Matrox Mtx.utils version 2.2 for Windows provide support for Avid Media Composer V5 and Avid NewsCutter V9. The Matrox software is available as a free downloadfor registered owners. Matrox MXO2 Mini is priced at $449 US and Matrox MXO2 Mini with the MAX option is priced at $849 US. The MXO2 Mini comes with either an ExpressCard/34 laptop adapter or a PCIe desktop adapter.
Matrox: Matrox MXO2 Mini for Avid Editing Systems Now Shipping
B & H: Matrox MXO2 Mini for Laptops [$449, but email them to get a lower price]

Top Gear
And finally, I see that Series 15 of Top Gear will start at 8pm on BBC Two on Sunday June 27. Heavens knows when it will turn up here in the US. Guess it's time to think about moving across the pond!
Top Gear: website

[Note: I know yesterday I talked about not embedding links in an article - which is something I still plan to do - but I haven't done it here. I don't think it makes as much sense for these collections of news items.]

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