Friday, October 08, 2010

News from Here & There

Adding More External Monitors to Your Mac
I always thought Apple was really missing a beat by including only one video-out port on its all-in-ones and notebooks, given that many Mac users are design, video and photography professionals. So I went looking around for a solution. If you want to get more screen real estate out of your Mac, here’s how.
Gigaom: Quick Tip: Add More External Displays to Your Mac

New HDSLR Rig From Vocas
Ian McCausland at Cine Technica takes a quick look at the HDSLR Rig from Vocas. This is in the professional end of things (at just under $2,000) but looks pretty nice. Note; I think the text is a little misleading as it says "The full version includes a mattebox (MB-210 or MB-250), MFC-1 follow focus"; I couldn't find a link to a "full version" in the article, just the basic rig.
Cine Technica: New HDSLR Rig From Vocas
B & H: Vocas PRO DSLR KIT f/CANON 5D/7D [$1,968.95]

Getting the balance right on the Glidecam HD-2000
If you don't get the balance right on camera stabilizer then it won't work right, and getting the balance right can be a bit tricky. At The Photoletariat Jared Abrams has a short video tutorial/description on how to get started with the Glidecam HD-2000.
The Photoletariat: Video: Using the Glidecam HD-2000 Balance System

Does Copyright Law place our audio history in danger?
The Library of Congress has released a sobering new report on the state of digital audio preservation in the United States. The Library's National Recording Preservation Board concludes that most of the nation's audio libraries are ill-equipped to handle the complex array of streams and digital formats by which music and other recorded sounds are released today.
Ars Technica: Historic audio at risk, thanks to bad copyright laws

Another Competition
This time, create a script based on Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven and then storyboard it using Celtex. The winner will receive a Celtx “Super Bundle“, containing the Writers Pack of 3 pro writing add-ons plus the full set of 365 Celtx ‘Sketch’ tool images. They will also receive an Official Celtx embroidered fleece jacket.
Filmmakeriq: The Raven Storyboard Contest

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