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Working in the effects, film, video, and broadcast industries around the globe. en-us Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Shane Hurlbut, ASC workshop tour review: Mesa, AZ September 16, 2014 http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13606/shane-hurlbut-asc-workshop-tour-review-mesa-az-september-16-2014 http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13606/shane-hurlbut-asc-workshop-tour-review-mesa-az-september-16-2014 Shane Hurlbut, ASC workshop tour review: Mesa, AZ September 16, 2014 http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2014/09/illumination-experience-tour/ http://illumination.mzed.com/reserve-now I have been following Shane's blog for a few years now and saw that he was conducting a seminar series “the illumin Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:57:47 GMT Red Bull Media House gives wings to video innovation http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13605/red-bull-media-house-gives-wings-to-video-innovation http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13605/red-bull-media-house-gives-wings-to-video-innovation Multi-platform media company produces premium sports, culture, and lifestyle content with help from Creative Cloud From its start selling energy drinks, Red Bull has expanded into an international brand with streaming video through Red Bull TV, the Red Bull Records independent music label, and spons Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:38:39 GMT SHORT TAKE - Lumiere Brothers http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13604/short-take-lumiere-brothers http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13604/short-take-lumiere-brothers Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:18:23 GMT resolve and avid detecting native framerate of source and online conforming 1920(+) (4K) http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13603/resolve-and-avid-detecting-native-framerate-of-source-and-online-conforming-1920-4k http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13603/resolve-and-avid-detecting-native-framerate-of-source-and-online-conforming-1920-4k I would love it if Resolve by default could online conform non-standard framerates and choose the proper frames per second for each video source file master. I have noticed for some codec and wrappers, Resolve will not properly detect the standard native framerate of the master source file. I must u Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:54:38 GMT Thomas Edison and the Motion Picture Patent http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13595/thomas-edison-and-the-motion-picture-patent http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13595/thomas-edison-and-the-motion-picture-patent Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:09:49 GMT Playwright/Actor Andrew Lynch on Death Row Cowboy http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13590/playwrightactor-andrew-lynch-on-death-row-cowboy http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13590/playwrightactor-andrew-lynch-on-death-row-cowboy “There are so many ways of creating a story,” says actor and playwright Andrew Lynch, “and I don’t believe one way is better than another. I think it is important to know what works for you. For me, I love watching a film or piece of theatre that makes me think, ask questions and analyze cha Thu, 04 Sep 2014 02:03:47 GMT LTFS and Incompatible standalone and library tape Formats http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13580/ltfs-and-incompatible-standalone-and-library-tape-formats http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13580/ltfs-and-incompatible-standalone-and-library-tape-formats I've been sitting on this for a while since we uncovered the issue, but there have been no updates in the LTFS world concerning tapes formatted in a standalone drive and those formatted using a library-based solution. Therefore, I'm sharing with you folks. There is a serious compatibility problem be Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:41:51 GMT My hopes for IBC this year and a great Labor Day offer from Small Tree http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13579/my-hopes-for-ibc-this-year-and-a-great-labor-day-offer-from-small-tree http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13579/my-hopes-for-ibc-this-year-and-a-great-labor-day-offer-from-small-tree I’m heading out to IBC and there are a number of things I hope to see there. Of course, I’ve got customers asking me about SSDs, and engineers working on 40Gb Ethernet and people want to bring it all together. Really, what’s the hold up here? My short wish list: 3.5” Server Chassis (8, 16, 2 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:04:53 GMT Actor/Producer Sinead O’Riordan http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13573/actorproducer-sinead-oriordan http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13573/actorproducer-sinead-oriordan ORion Productions founder Sinéad O’Riordan: “The lack of strong female roles and the hugely competitive nature of the industry inspired me to establish my own production company.” O’Riordan, a Dublin-based actor and producer, works in both theater and film. She recently produced and acted i Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:49:45 GMT Time is running out on this fantastic NewTek TriCaster Trade-Up program http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13570/time-is-running-out-on-this-fantastic-newtek-tricaster-tradeup-program http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13570/time-is-running-out-on-this-fantastic-newtek-tricaster-tradeup-program NewTek TriCaster Trade-Up Special! Attention TriCaster Owners: Trade-up to a TriCaster 410, 460 or 860 now and save up to 40% off. Special Expires 8/29/14. Your old reliable TriCaster could be worth up to $10,000! Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to upgrade your school, house of worship Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:02:37 GMT Data choke points and a cautionary tale http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13568/data-choke-points-and-a-cautionary-tale http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13568/data-choke-points-and-a-cautionary-tale During a normal week, I help a lot of customers with performance issues. Some of the most common complaints I hear include: “I bought a new 10Gb card so I could connect my Macs together, but when I drag files over, it doesn’t go any faster.” “I upgraded the memory in my system because Final Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:47:59 GMT Up Coming User Group Meetings http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13567/up-coming-user-group-meetings http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13567/up-coming-user-group-meetings Hi All We've been developing some new software and hardware features for the TitaniumZ line and I'd like to come out and speak to your users group about them. If you have a Final Cut, Adobe Premiere or Avid group and are interested in hearing about storage futures, Small Tree's new products, 40Gb Et Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:09:39 GMT 10Gb and SMB3 really rocks http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13562/10gb-and-smb3-really-rocks http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13562/10gb-and-smb3-really-rocks We got RSS working on our 10Gb cards a few days ago. This is a feature that splits up data coming into the card into multiple queues. Then we can let different CPUS handle pulling in that data and passing it up the stack. We found what we figured we'd find: When we setup multiple streams, we see dat Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:04:19 GMT Sonnyboo Podcast - Ampersand and Screenplay Credits http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13561/sonnyboo-podcast-ampersand-and-screenplay-credits http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13561/sonnyboo-podcast-ampersand-and-screenplay-credits Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:31:58 GMT Video Collaboration Tools: DaVinci Resolve http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13560/video-collaboration-tools-davinci-resolve http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13560/video-collaboration-tools-davinci-resolve Last Saturday morning, I had the pleasure of visiting Neil Smith, CEO of LumaForge and Marketing Manager, Kahlani Leon, for a presentation of some new video collaboration tools. Neil is not just another ordinary video reseller. He has a background in digital computing that spans decades, having sold Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:42:39 GMT How Kevin Spacey Helped Me Get Started In Editing http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13555/how-kevin-spacey-helped-me-get-started-in-editing http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13555/how-kevin-spacey-helped-me-get-started-in-editing Last weekend I was bingeing on House of Cards (as you do) and after one particularly riveting episode where blank and blank blank-out and they all blank (spoilers/adult situations) I finally noticed a familiar logo: Trigger Street Productions, Kevin Spacey's production company. Not that it's terribl Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:31:14 GMT Sound Decisions: A Properly Designed Mixing Room Makes All The Difference http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13553/sound-decisions-a-properly-designed-mixing-room-makes-all-the-difference http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13553/sound-decisions-a-properly-designed-mixing-room-makes-all-the-difference At Biscardi Creative Media, we understand the importance of great audio. To that end, we had our Rialto mixing theater designed specifically for quality sound design. The Rialto features a ProTools HD Native 5.1 system, SPL 5.1/stereo monitor controller, Genelec audio monitors and subwoofer, an 8 fo Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:05:21 GMT Top-flight videos fuel the JetBlue brand http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13551/topflight-videos-fuel-the-jetblue-brand http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13551/topflight-videos-fuel-the-jetblue-brand Airline’s in-house video team uses Adobe Creative Cloud to tell stories that engage and inspire crewmembers and customers JetBlue Airways began flying in 2000 with a promise “to bring humanity back to air travel.” That commitment is the backbone of the airline’s external brand, as well as it Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:53:27 GMT Once in a lifetime experience in Brazil http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13550/once-in-a-lifetime-experience-in-brazil http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13550/once-in-a-lifetime-experience-in-brazil As a senior engineering manager at Adobe, I’ve been very lucky to visit broadcasters, post houses, and other customers all around the world. I really appreciate learning about how customers use our products and what types of content they produce. Getting to know the people and the cultures during Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:44:50 GMT is E.T. a remake of the Wizard of Oz? http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13545/is-et-a-remake-of-the-wizard-of-oz http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13545/is-et-a-remake-of-the-wizard-of-oz Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:32:38 GMT