Saturday, October 30, 2010

News from Here & There

No USB 3 for Mac soon
In response to an email from Tom Kruk at 9 to 5 Mac, Steve Jobs responded
We don’t see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example.
9 to 5 Mac: Steve Jobs: No USB 3 ‘at this time’

HDSLR Video Editing White Papers
Canon has white papers for editing EOS HD video on Avid, Final Cut Pro, Premiere and Grass Valley EDIUS.
Canon: Canon White Papers: Beyond the Manual

Shooting Green Screen
NewMediaWebinars is offering a free workshop on green screen shooting: December 29, 2010 @ 10:00 AM PDT to 11:30 AM PDT.

In this webinar, cinematographer Marty Mullin will show you how to best set up your green screen, how to light it properly (and what lights to use), what lenses you should use for best results plus many more "insider" tips and tricks so that your post production keying and compositing session does not turn into a nightmare.
  1. Picking the right color (green, blue, red or black).
  2. Do only the lighting you need and do it fast.
  3. Lighting for the talking head.
  4. Lighting for the big shot and the action shot.
  5. Silhouettes and high ratio lighting.
  6. Make focus work for you.
  7. How lenses affect the green screen shot.
You can register for free (it's $25 for an archive of the video and bonus material)
NewMediaWebinars: Lighting & Shooting Green Screens

Does Length Matter?
Turns out people pretty much only want to watch 30 seconds of video online. And if it's a longer than 30 second video, they want to watch even less of it.

Dave White at the TODAY Show - arbiters of 'cool' - has decided that 3D just isn't cool enough.

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