When people first hear about MONOGRAM’s BCC (Broadcast Case) production TV studio in a box, some of them mistakenly assume that it is a copycat of existing portable TV studio systems that have been on the market for a while. However, as soon as they get closer or hear more about it, they realize that it is quite the contrary. I had never seen a touch-screen interface before on a vision mixer (“switcher”), let alone for an entire portable production studio with onboard audio mixer, character generator, 4:2:2 recorder, and H.264 video streamer. I had also never heard of one with an onboard intercom system, yet alone one that could even power the cameras over a unique combined camera cable, which unifies SDI (or HD-SDI), power, intercom, and even tally information in one very manageable enclosure. In this article, you’ll learn how unique and groundbreaking the BCC really is. Read the rest here.
Sony’s consumer division has just announced three cameras with APS-C sensors and removable lenses (E-Mount), two of which look like pocket-sized DSLR cameras, and the third which looks like a Handicam, is under development. The first two are the models NEX-5 and NEX-3, and the Handicam-type model is visible in the video you’ll see ahead.
Decompress and come to grips with reality in 4 easy steps.
I have been quite surprised about the comments sent to me by Flash-lovers who are still in denial, of which a few have been public on the ProVideo Coalition website, and many more have been private, sometimes desperate sounding e-mails. In the past, people used to say that some Mac-lovers were religious fanatics. I now realize that some Flash-lovers are perhaps even more devoted religious fanatics. Some of these Flash religious fanatics have made terrible criticisms about Steve Jobs and Apple regarding their position about Flash, despite both Google and Microsoft backing that position. The purpose of this article is to help Flash religious fanatics who are still in denial to come to grips with reality and get through their “mourning” period as gracefully as possible. Read the rest here…
Adobe’s power and market share increases while Flash wanes
On April 5th, 2010, I published the article Will Adobe’s new Mercury technology provoke a sudden exodus from Final Cut Pro to CS5?. At that point, the title was still a question. Since then, NAB 2010 came and went without a word from Apple regarding the potential future of Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Studio. Apple’s complete silence on this topic seems to indicate that Apple is much more focused on the consumer market, especially their mobile devices, and no longer on professional applications and hardware. This is further revealed by Apple’s continuing release of MacBookPro 13” and 15” models without ExpressCard34 slots, which is now offered exclusively in the 17” model… and by the complete lack of direct eSATA ports on any Apple laptop. In the meantime, Adobe has already shipped Premiere CS5 for both Mac and Windows. As stated previously, CS5’s Mercury engine can handle multi-layers of H.264 raw footage in real time very gracefully. (CS4 can also do that, although not nearly so gracefully.) Based upon private e-mails and conversations with editors yesterday, the exodus from Apple’s Final Cut Pro to Adobe’s Premiere CS5 for many began yesterday. Read the rest here…
From my perspective, the issue began back in 2008, when I was inspired to write an article called Encoding web video in the age of the iPhone. Now, the situation has become as suspenseful as the final chapters of a Latin American telenovela. On April 5th, 2010, I published Tépper is glad that the iPad doesn’t support Flash. During the last week of April, Steve Jobs publishes his open letter about why he has disallowed Adobe’s Flash on all of Apple’s mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Then Adobe refutes Steve Jobs’ statements in a video interview with the Wall Street Journal. Now, Microsoft diplomatically backs Apple’s and Google’s position with a blogpost by the Internet Explorer manager, stating that the future is indeed HTML5 and H.264, which has been my position since my original 2008 article. Ahead you’ll find links to all of the mentioned incidents.