gary adcock's Blog https://blogs.creativecow.net/gary-adcock Join industry geek Gary Adcock as he explores the world and technology as it relates to Film and Video production. I am also a Glass artist, so I spend my free time creating art from silica and fire when I am not cooking. en-us Thu, 13 Dec 2018 02:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Wow. IBC was a dud if you were looking for anything new https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11963/wow-ibc-was-a-dud-if-you-were-looking-for-anything-new https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11963/wow-ibc-was-a-dud-if-you-were-looking-for-anything-new Wow, After 10 years of going to the IBC show in Amsterdam, I am used to seeing a fair number of products announced at NAB to be finally shipping. Yet there is usually a good number of new products that are released on the European market too. But IBC 2012, by that standard, was pretty much a lacklus Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:02:23 GMT IBC opens today, Wonder what is happening? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11921/ibc-opens-today-wonder-what-is-happening https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11921/ibc-opens-today-wonder-what-is-happening So far, this IBC looks to be an interesting show. Some of the new products will be featured here as the media embargo is lifted, One special product, my first look at the Blackmagic Cinema Camera will be featured on the @Techhive blog site that Macworld.com is now supporting and I am looking forward Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:30:47 GMT Congrats to CHIFCPUG on it's 10th "official" anniversary and My 25th. https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11834/congrats-to-chifcpug-on-its-10th-official-anniversary-and-my-25th https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11834/congrats-to-chifcpug-on-its-10th-official-anniversary-and-my-25th I wanted to send out a note to congratulate the Editing Community and specifically to Sue Lawson and the current board of what transformed from a group of 40 or so people people following my sessions on VIdeo Editing at the Apple Market Center Chicago, into what "officially" became the Chicago Final Wed, 15 Aug 2012 06:56:01 GMT My first thoughts on my first week with a new Retina MacBook Pro https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11784/my-first-thoughts-on-my-first-week-with-a-new-retina-macbook-pro https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11784/my-first-thoughts-on-my-first-week-with-a-new-retina-macbook-pro As one of the early adopters of Thunderbolt, I ordered my new Retina MacBook Pro from my friends at Tekserve (NYC) the day after they were announced. With the Retina {Retina-MacBookPro is too much of a mouthful) Apple finally has added a second TB port to the laptop line, something the iMac has had Wed, 01 Aug 2012 09:05:14 GMT Zacuto's just released "Revenge of the Camera Shootout" is a must watch https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11746/zacutos-just-released-revenge-of-the-camera-shootout-is-a-must-watch https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11746/zacutos-just-released-revenge-of-the-camera-shootout-is-a-must-watch Since I joined Creative Cow few things I have worked on have garnered as much interest as my work on the Zacuto Shoot Outs. I have been lucky enough to have once again asked to join Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Scott Lynch, Mandy Rodgers and the Zacuto Team for their latest effort, dubbed the "Reven Wed, 18 Jul 2012 08:57:15 GMT A hard drive that will last forever (or as close as we will ever need), Speedgrade and Talking to yo https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11728/a-hard-drive-that-will-last-forever-or-as-close-as-we-will-ever-need-speedgrade-and-talking-to-your- https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11728/a-hard-drive-that-will-last-forever-or-as-close-as-we-will-ever-need-speedgrade-and-talking-to-your- Scouring the web as I do when I have down time often brings some interesting tidbits- this one about a Sapphire coated hard disk drive that could store your data for a millennium http://bit.ly/P4nQWA Problems are 2-fold, how do you make something readable in the future http://bit.ly/P4obZ8 even thou Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:05:42 GMT Become A Premier Pro or AfterEffects Certified Instructor https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11660/become-a-premier-pro-or-aftereffects-certified-instructor https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11660/become-a-premier-pro-or-aftereffects-certified-instructor If you are interested Adobe is going to be offering certification classes for Premier and After Effects Instructors. This opens up your training market to any of the Adobe Authorized Training Facilites around the world. EVENT DETAILS Date Monday, August 13 - Thursday, August 16 9:00am - 5:00pm daily Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:54:44 GMT Summer's back, FCPX turns 1, ProFusion2012 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11651/summers-back-fcpx-turns-1-profusion2012 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11651/summers-back-fcpx-turns-1-profusion2012 Ok, I am back once again. Those that know me, understand that some of my clients are reticent to having me posting/ blogging while working on their long term projects, so if I periodaclly fall off my blog here on the Cow, know that I am working, not just avoiding all of you. ProFusion2012 Last Week Mon, 25 Jun 2012 08:38:26 GMT Post NAB - The NLE Wars between the "A's" will continue, much to the users benefit. https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11496/post-nab-the-nle-wars-between-the-as-will-continue-much-to-the-users-benefit https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11496/post-nab-the-nle-wars-between-the-as-will-continue-much-to-the-users-benefit Apple: SInce NAB 2011 the NLE market has been aflutter. Apple announced release of FCPX was heralded until the new version of the App hit the street and Apple, in my humble opinion, placed that product on the market about a year too early for the majority of users to understand or handle. < http Tue, 01 May 2012 09:00:22 GMT Wow, were did Tuesday go? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11466/wow-were-did-tuesday-go https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11466/wow-were-did-tuesday-go This has been one crazy show, I have counted more that 500 products that I have found interesting, inbetween working at the Aja booth and running / speaking at the Director of Photography Conference at Post Production World. I understand that some of my comments have been short but I will be filing Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:31:31 GMT Sunday Surprises there will be few announcements. and AJA's T-Tap one thing I Must have! https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11433/sunday-surprises-there-will-be-few-announcements-and-ajas-ttap-one-thing-i-must-have https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11433/sunday-surprises-there-will-be-few-announcements-and-ajas-ttap-one-thing-i-must-have Wow I hope people are following things here, there is way too much info to pass off in the few minutes I have to write. Canon showed the C-500 and new EOS 1D c, with new PL and EF mount Zooms and Primes - I will have a seperate review of the C500 after the show. Arri Announced that they are now writ Mon, 16 Apr 2012 07:05:42 GMT Whoa Nellie - CS6 announced - SPEEDGRADE added to suite but there is more ( did I mention the Canon https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11399/whoa-nellie-cs6-announced-speedgrade-added-to-suite-but-there-is-more-did-i-mention-the-canon-c500 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11399/whoa-nellie-cs6-announced-speedgrade-added-to-suite-but-there-is-more-did-i-mention-the-canon-c500 Well Gee. So yesterday added even more surprises. Adobe announces CS6 Suite with huge updates to Premier Pro and AE, adds New Apps in Prelude and Speedgrade http://bit.ly/HDejo0 I have to say after test driving the suite, I too am very impressed with what Adobe is doing. But the kicker to me is not Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:24:49 GMT NAB 2012, Apple Releases FCPX 10.0.4, Avid Motion Graphics, Autodesk Updates Smoke https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11393/nab-2012-apple-releases-fcpx-1004-avid-motion-graphics-autodesk-updates-smoke https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11393/nab-2012-apple-releases-fcpx-1004-avid-motion-graphics-autodesk-updates-smoke This close to the show and things are still happening. Apple released the 10.0.4 update for FCPX yesterday and I believe Matrox, BMD and Aja have all now released updated drivers also, Please make sure to update both the software and the hardware drivers at the same time, word is that there are a nu Wed, 11 Apr 2012 07:05:44 GMT Oh yeah It's NAB time- FCPX 10.04 is now available for Download https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11389/oh-yeah-its-nab-time-fcpx-1004-is-now-available-for-download https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11389/oh-yeah-its-nab-time-fcpx-1004-is-now-available-for-download So Apple has released the FCPX 10.04 update in the App Store. Fixes a bunch of issues with TB devices, Monitoring and a couple of real issues with Multicam Sync. available from the App Store. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:04:11 GMT I told you so, now more NAB Show tidbits - Fujinon brings affordable PL Lenses https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11381/i-told-you-so-now-more-nab-show-tidbits-fujinon-brings-affordable-pl-lenses https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11381/i-told-you-so-now-more-nab-show-tidbits-fujinon-brings-affordable-pl-lenses Well, don't let the proximity to NAB keep you from the latest info. It seems that my friends at Fujinon have finally taken the wraps off their latest endeavor with the release of the ZK4.7x19 19-90mm T2.9 Cabrio Compact Cinema Zoom. This PL mount with a 19-90 zoom range brings ENG style handling to Tue, 10 Apr 2012 06:49:16 GMT NAB Show Starts in one Week. https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11379/nab-show-starts-in-one-week https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11379/nab-show-starts-in-one-week So Have you made your Plans to attend? I firmly believe that this will be one of those NAB's where there are so many announcements that it will be hard to keep up, especially since we have already seen a huge number of preshow announcements like those from Nikon's D800, Canon's C-300 and new highspe Mon, 09 Apr 2012 07:48:44 GMT The NAB News Onslaught Continues - More TB news, Adobe shows us some more https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11368/the-nab-news-onslaught-continues-more-tb-news-adobe-shows-us-some-more https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11368/the-nab-news-onslaught-continues-more-tb-news-adobe-shows-us-some-more Ok, I am going to start off with the good stuff. Adobe has released "sneak peak video" at the CS6 announcement that is obviously eminent on.fb.me/I29HF1 I am supprised that you have to log into facebook to see them, but information is where you find it now adays. Post Mag is saying that Sonnett will Thu, 05 Apr 2012 08:39:30 GMT NAB's PreRelease announcments continue/ Sony4K , BandPro EVF, Thunderbolt Test gear. https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11355/nabs-prerelease-announcments-continue-sony4k-bandpro-evf-thunderbolt-test-gear https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11355/nabs-prerelease-announcments-continue-sony4k-bandpro-evf-thunderbolt-test-gear Ok, So many new toys out already and it is still more than a week away from the Big Show. Sony announced on April 1st that they were releasing the next gen NEX-FS700, with up to 120 fps for Highspeed / slomo acquisition at 1080p and a 4K size sensor with 3G HDSDI (so 444 or Dual Link workflows). htt Tue, 03 Apr 2012 07:35:15 GMT NAB 2012 is coming and it's less than 2 weeks away- so what's going to be there? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11348/nab-2012-is-coming-and-its-less-than-2-weeks-away-so-whats-going-to-be-there https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11348/nab-2012-is-coming-and-its-less-than-2-weeks-away-so-whats-going-to-be-there That's right, The show floor opens 2 weeks from today. Over the next couple of weeks I am going to talk about some of the things we are all going to be looking forward to at the big show in the desert. Lets start with what we already know. RED Digital and Canon Cameras both have Major events Sunday Mon, 02 Apr 2012 06:39:10 GMT Aja's Beta FCPX 10.03 Drivers for IoXT and Kona have gone live. https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11121/ajas-beta-fcpx-1003-drivers-for-ioxt-and-kona-have-gone-live https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/11121/ajas-beta-fcpx-1003-drivers-for-ioxt-and-kona-have-gone-live So the hardware for FCPX support is coming around now. Aja has posted FCPX Driver info here http://www.aja.com/news/index_article.php?id=166 I expect BMD's driver updates should be arriving shortly. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:37:25 GMT