Macworld.Com has my take on the FCPX Update that landed this morning.
I am thinking there is much more to come.
OK, its called iWorld/ Macworld for a reason.
Larry Jordan and I had an interesting time talking on the show floor on Friday,
some of his comments http://www.larryjordan.biz/app_bin/wordpress/archives/1666
and I agree with most of them, I will repost some photos Tuesday.
So once again we start the year with Macworld now more of an iPhone /iPad show rather than a place for the best in new toys and technology for Print and Moving Pictures.
I will be tweeting from the show floor and supermeet,while my twitter feed normally has a fare amount of "Foodie fare" from my travels, for Macworld and again at NAB, it's all about the technology weneed to do our jobs. I will compile the best of tech and post that here on the blog next week.
See you at the show
With Macworld coming, I have been getting all sorts of annoying garbage in my email box, But when I got a chance to take a look at the new Tough Tech Drives enclousures from Wiebetech I decided I would use it to do some of the things my older "forensic dock" used to do for me.
This thing is built like a tank, with a large LCD display, external power and 2 removable 2.5" disc trays (mine came w/o drives- but more on that later) Runs on FW, USB or Esata, and is one of the first devices I have worked with that have the new SATA/USB combo port, something that worked rather well in my first time to work with.
I got to say this small little drive enclosure is really sweet, it allows you to set the volume up as either Raid 0 or Raid 1. With 2 bays in the enclousre that means when working onset that this thing can be setup to do realtime mirrored backup of your content as it is loaded onto the drive or just plain work flat out faster when configured as Raid 0.
Now I am one of those guys that has a lot of drives lying around( dozens of them actually) so I grabbed a client drive, an old GRaid Mini that had all of the data connections blownout by a careless editor. After I disassembled the case and removed the drives I placed them with in the ToughTech enclosure. Low and behold, I WAS ABLE TO SEE ALL OF THE CONTENT, this just does not usually happen when you put raided drives from one company in the enclosure of another company. Best of All I was able to back up all of the relevant data without a single glitch.
My only issue is the weight, the unit with drives is nearly 3LB. so its not for the everyday throw in the bag kinda drive.
Secondly I will warn everyone, due to the nature of this being a computer to be able to hanlde the RAID settings and that makes it far more expensive than a blank enclousure, but since I have been able to see Raided Volumes from drive sets built by 2 differing manufacturers, this ToughTech enclosure is going to stay a part of my kit for a little while longer, because who knows when I will have a drive enclosure crap out again because of careless assistant editor.
I give the Tought Tech Drive enclosure high marks for simplicity and ease of use, and even better yet as a tool to help you recover content on older 2.5" laptop drives should your original case fail for any reason, because if the drive phyically works- the Tough Tech will see the volume.
Well CES is in full swing. Not being there this year, I find the news and PR feeds from the show very interesting, here are some of the tibbits I have found.
Nikon's new flagship DSLR camera, 16.2MP, Live HDMI output while recording ( hopefully that 1080p signal is recorded as something other than the Mpeg it was the worst of the recorded signals in the zacuto shoot out)
Polaroid anounces new 3D eyeware for Theatrical and Gameing use.
Samsung and LG both announce jumbo sized 55"+ OLED TVs that are an astonsihingly 4mm thin. I saw a Sony OLED Prototype at NAB that fit these parameters and it was both amazing looking and had an outstanding picture
And Toshiba introdues a 55" autostereoscopic display (glasses free 3D)
Still working on someother information to come, but for now enjoy.
I wanted to take a second and thank everyone for their support and information and to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
I wanted to send my condolences to all of my friends at FSI Monitors at the loss of their Founder and father Dan Desmet.
Dan was without a doubt one of the nicest people I have ever worked with in this industry and his passing leaves a void that will be hard to fill.
Ok, congrats to all of my friends at BMD for their acquisition of the industry leading conversion technologies behind Teranex.
As a long time user of Teranex Products, I look forward to seeing these award winning conversion technologies rolled into Resolve and other products In the Blackmagic line.
I also thing this is a huge leap for post production, as certain products, like the 2D-3D conversion, were floundering under the old managements and sale structure.
Congrats to Dan, Richard and Grant, well done.
I am pounding around GV Expo in Washington DC this week
I will be at the DC User group meeting tonight discussing Thunderbolt technologies for Production and Post,
Stop by the DVG booth and say hi
From my Createasphere Presentation from September 2011 for Aja Video
AJA Intensive Session: File Based Workflows with Gary Adcock