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Tony Davis Talks CA Fellow Program – CAWorld 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:43 — 135.7MB) I talked with Tony Davis, VP of solution strategy. I learned a little bit about a new program called CA fellow. With this, they are able to provide specialized management consulting for top clients and customers. With this program, when a customer make a purchase with APM, they send in a CA fellow with real-world experience leading that type of implementation with the Fortune 100 company. This is an industry first and a no-charge service. After all, CEO Michael Gregoire wants these companies to fully understand the software they...

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Jason English on LISA and Service Virtualization – CAWorld 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:45 — 156.6MB) I got to talk with Jason English, Director of product marketing at CA Technologies. He joined the team when CA acquired ITKO – an enterprise software company dealing in virtualization, SOA and cloud computing.  Their program suite called LISA deals with service virtualization. With LISA, you can test, validate and deploy a program. You can simulate mainframes, databases and whatever your system needs. This CAWorld for Jason is about Dev Ops. The application delivery bridges the gaps in dev ops. From idea to deployment instantaneously. A lot has to happen...

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HP Z1 All in One Workstation for Minimal Space Video Editing – NAB 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:44 — 123.5MB) HP showed off two high-end video production machines at NAB this year. The Z820 and the Z1 All-in-one workstation. Dan Bennett guided us through this Z1 workstation with the all-in-one form factor. Some great highlights included the ease of opening this all-in-one system, hydraulics so you don’t close the case too quickly and the optimization for thermal and acoustic performance. The HP Z1 ranges from a Core-i3 all the way to a Xeon processor. Other features – MXM Thermal card video processing, an internal USB so you can put...

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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.