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HP Z820 Workstation for Video Production – NAB 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:36 — 135.3MB) During our interviews at NAB I kept hearing about the Z820 and Z1 workstations by HP. So I went right to the source to find out what makes these desktop computers so special. I met up with Dan Bannett, HP workstation lead engineer. We tore apart a HP Z820 desktop with dual Xeon processors to see just how powerful this machine is. The Z820 was a RED edition – with RED mockup bay to show how to connect your RED camera and use the Rocket encoding card. We also...

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Instagram Photos Are Now Public Domain?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:31 — 27.8MB) I am sad and a little glad my trip to NYC fell through. Last few weeks was a tough one. Trip back from Vegas wasn’t perfect but I’m home. Video for CAWorld can be found on YouTube or coming to Geekazine. I also got to play with Google Glass for a ever slight moment – Robert Scoble is getting the most use out of his pair. Slight tweaks to the website as I fix some lingering problems. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) Download the audio version Subscribe...

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Cinnafilm Brings Dark Energy to Clean up Old, Grainy Video – NAB 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:30 — 77.3MB) Creating video nowadays with the right camera can bring you high quality images. Older videos or smaller camera (like GoPro) bring distortions of film grain or low light pixelation.  Cinnafilm addresses these issues with a program called Dark Energy. This software helps upscale video and also clean up the imperfections. Co-Founder and COO Ernie Sanchez of Cinnafilm discusses some of the products that their company is presenting at NAB, solving this problem. Cinnafilm’s solution – Using the GPU and CPU in their video production – which is why they use HP systems....

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Cache-A ProCache 6: LTO Archiving Appliances for Media Production – NAB 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 49.9MB) If you are a broadcaster, media storage on tape is actually your friend. The newest standard – LTO-6 – can keep thousands of scenes, clips and other media. Of course, if you are a bigger production company, you will need larger appliances that can connect and maintain your LTO environment. That is where Cache-A comes in. Calvin Zito talks to Cache-A Mark Ostlund about archiving to the network. Whether a Mac, PC or even most proprietary devices, Cache-A can keep it all in a safe, secure place. The ProCache 6 is one...

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Aurasma: Augmented Reality Through Mobile Devices – NAB 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:12 — 73.2MB) Andy McCaskey talked with Lauren Offers from Aurasma at NAB 2013 about the newest mobile Augmented reality platform. Adding a visual search, you can point your phone at an item and get video, audio and more. You can even create your own Auras to bridge the physical world with the digital. For example, you could point your mobile device as Carrie Underwood and you could easily download and purchase video and music. Same thing with Spiderman – pointing to the picture pulls up a game you can even play...

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Alldigital: Broadcasting for Multiple Enterprises – NAB 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:37 — 107.1MB) Inside a big corporation, you want to broadcast and livestream. That is where alldigital comes in. They can help you become a broadcaster. Their cloud services empower you to become just that. alldigital has configured their technologies so you can broadcast just like a Fox affiliate. Even big corporations want to broadcast to mobile and TV. Even companies like Cox (the Cable company in Las Vegas, among other areas) use Alldigital for By using workflows, you can get things up in the system to have it stream out. There...

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Vizrt: Power Graphics Behind the Scenes – NAB 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:55 — 83.1MB) With products like Viz Engine, Viz Virtual Studio, Viz Media Engine, Viz Dart and more, Vizrt can cover all your broadcast needs. If you see things like bottom tickers on TV channels, it most likely is Vizrt technology that is driving that. Oscar Tenwall of Vizrt was at NAB 2013 to show off their MAM (Media Asset Management) system. This is an enterprise MAM that is scalable and accessible from many desktop or mobile device. Their API allows you to make your own media applications that you need.

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HP Autonomy Broadcast Monitoring: Get a Timeline Look at Social Media – NAB 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:49 — 124.1MB) When I first saw this program, I was reminded of the newsroom bulletin board. Above the board was the LED sign that scrolled new news while the board had post-it notes of information breaking when people found it. Now you can have all that on one screen with a lot more option. Broadcast Monitoring can not only give you a timeline of events but you also don’t have to do it yourself. Put in the event and you can see real-time tweets, video, demographics and more. A massive amount...

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Flavoursys Strawberry: Sharing Media for Projects – NAB 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:00 — 84.6MB) Marco Stahl of Flavoursys joined us for an interview at NAB. Flavoursys is a software company focused on editing video between multiple employees. Their product (called Stawberry) allows project sharing between different people and even different video editing software (such as AVID and Final Cut Pro). Flavoursys’ media management component makes it less complex for editors to find materials and have them available within the editing environment. The project sharing and project management system also includes access rights management but focuses on a smooth and easy user interface.

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North Plains on Digital Asset Management – NAB 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:32 — 77.9MB) Video is critical in communications of relevant content as quickly as possible, but maintaining control of your brand and marketing message. Eric Courville of North Plains talks about recent acquisitions that allow them to merge web and marketing video production with broadcast oriented management of digital assets.  The Northplains platform makes assets available under controlled management for large organizations such as Turner Broadcasting, that have millions of assets that must be cataloged Finding the content quickly and getting it deployed over a variety of platforms are critical business success factors....

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HP StoreAll – Mid to Enterprise Storage for Media Content Creators – NAB 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:17 — 102.6MB) Cost-effective storage space of digital possessions for production and show depends on quick, scalable search. The HP StoreAll system with the recently presented Express Inquiry, recently developed at HP Labs which can looking documents at amazing speed (FIVE HUNDRED hundred reports in a few secs). As file modifications are taking place, the kernal creates occasions that are incorporated into the StoreAll appliance so there is no have to re-scan the file system periodically to create the meta information tables. Media firms have both storage and access necessities that pressure...

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Switching from Mac to Windows: Ryan Brown on HP Z1 Workstation – NAB 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:07 — 114.1MB) Ryan Brown is a filmmaker who was an Apple fan. Within the last year he decided that Apple prodcuts are not for him – especially in creating video. He needed scalability, he needed upgradability and most important, he needed reliability. That is why he switched to HP. Ryan tells his story to Andy McCaskey at NAB and how the HP Z1 workstations can overpower what any apple computer can do.