Category: Audio & Video

I need some AIR

I thought about several ways to begin this post, and I was hoping the title wouldn’t scare people off thinking that I was going to vent. No, it’s not that kind of air. It’s actually Adobe’s AIR, or Adobe Integrated Runtime (yes, I’ll just use AIR from now on). AIR has actually been around for

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Celebrating Innovation and Creativity – More Ken Robinson

I just got done re-watching Sir Ken Robinson’s terrific TED Talk on creativity in education. Here is an update that expands upon creativity by talking about the power of innovation, and how we systematically suppress it in our classrooms. There IS an education revolution taking place and it is what makes my job one that

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So How are YOUR Photoshop Skills

Just a quick post on a new discovery – Photoshop tutorials from a deeply disturbed individual entitled “You Suck at Photoshop“. Definitely PG-13 and abusive, but very funny – and yet instructional. UPDATE: YSAP returns for “Season 2” on June 27!

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Excited about Calameo

I usually consider myself a video guy, as well as an audio and imaging guy too. You know a New Media Specialist. So a new document publishing service shouldn’t deserve much of my attention. Unless, of course, the system enables the use of video in documents. Well, enter Calameo into the conversation and you might

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If h.264 was a snake, it would’ve bit me

I’ve been reading and hearing a lot lately about new video products now that NAB is going on. NAB is the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. I’m always interested in the new camcorders that get introduced. What is gaining in popularity are the h.264/MPEG4 AVC based solid-state memory card cameras. The format

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Flickr is to video, as Twitter is to . . .

If you said blogging, you win a prize. At least in my warped mind. Flickr video only allows 90 seconds worth of whatever you’ve got. Looks like Darcy’s reaction was this: My reaction is to wait and see. Maybe the 1 minute 30 limit will be like Twitter’s 140 character limit. Concise and yet thought

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Hosting your screencasts on video sharing sites

  The world of video sharing websites is changing rapidly. YouTube and its competitors are trying to distinguish themselves by constantly improving their services, so we should see great progress in terms of quality of video and features that these sites offer. My recent quest has been to find the best options for hosted screencasts.

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Yeah, I’m still buying HD-DVDs. So?

It’s a deal I can’t pass up. $30 plus tax for the complete set of Planet Earth in hi-def! “But Andy”, you are saying, “Isn’t HD-DVD that dead format?” Yes, it’s dead. Gone the way of the dodo. Gone the way of Betamax, but wait. It’s not betamax. It’s a digital format. I’m stating the

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It’s called the "death watch"

Bad things are happening at a rapid pace to the HD-DVD camp. Rumor, or not, it appears that a rotund female will soon commence her vocalizations . . . Toshiba to drop HD DVD, sources say UPDATE:Services will be held as early as next week!   Photo by Bobasonic

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