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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.

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Is Tim Cook on the Way Out of Apple?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:13 — 20.8MB) I’m on the road for the last day of CAWorld. I talk about coming to Vegas twice in one month and the tolls it takes on you. Lots of great tech news and geek news too. Since I’m on the road, I decided to try out this Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB/XLR Microphone. It did a pretty decent job in capture – although I had to go in and do some post production for volume. What do you think about it? Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) Download the audio version...

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Basic Cable Gets Encrypted

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:32 — 27.8MB) Thoughts and prayers go out to those affected in the Boston Marathon attack. Back from NAB – Lots of announcements dealing with streams and a new show (Kind of). Watch for the Special Media videos on NAB. Of course I am going back to Vegas next week for CAWorld. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History –...

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MP3’s Cannot Be Resold – Is that A Good Thing?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:00 — 32.3MB) The website has finally calmed down as Geekazine and other websites have been moved to a new server. As of 3 AM the errors stopped. Thanks to all who sent messages letting me know of the downtime. Next week I head to NAB and MMS – Two conferences in the same week! Crazy! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day...

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American Airlines & AT&T Travel Hackathon: Making the Flight Experience Better – SXSW 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:13 — 79.5MB) During SXSW I stopped by the AT&T / American Airlines Travel Hackathon. American Airlines opened up their API to the groups for 24 hours to see what they would come up with to improve the travel experience. This is a road show that will be headed to London, then back in the US for similar hackathons. What is a Hackathon? A Hackathon is where people join teams and build software and hardware using Application Programming Interfaces (API) that are open and available to them. Were up here at the...

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YappEm at MashBash SXSW 2013 Giving Away $150,000

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:05 — 77.0MB) They gave away $150,000 at MashBash and another $250,000 after the event. YappEm is a app that lets you earn coins that turn into gift cards. You can get cards from any of the major brands. To find out more go to I also walk around MashBash – Mashable’s yearly SXSW event. This year it was at Speakeasy. 3 levels of bands, DJ’s and other events. A fun time talking to people and enjoying the evening.

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Ghastley Crud Zombies Book: From Kickstarter to Reality – SXSW 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:56 — 90.5MB) While I was at Buffalo Billards for a SXSW event, I ran into Martin Whitmore – which was easy to do because he was the only one with a kilt on at the event (Sorry Ewan, but you were not there). I found out that Martin is an illustrator and ran a successful Kickstarter program for a book – The Ghastley Crud Zombies. Now if you are a fan of Edward Gorey then you will like this book. Whitmore used the similar style to put together a simple coffee...

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Dyn: DNS for Consumers, SMB and Enterprise – SXSW 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:02 — 301.2MB) While at SXSW I stopped by the DYN party. They had an extensive line-up of Americana, folk and roots rock bands, headed up by feature artist: The Dawes. While at the event, I got to speak with Matt Toy – VP of client services. He works with all customers, from free to Enterprise customers. For the last couple months I have been talking about Dyn for Enterprise, but with the home users version, you can do simple consumer items. For example, if you want to connect your DVR or a...