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DualDisc
“See you on the flip side,” has taken on a whole new meaning as Stephen Humphries reports: All eyes are on the latest music-industry merger: a disc that has a conventional CD album on one side and a DVD on the other. The new format, called DualDisc, plays in most CD and DVD players and Continue Reading →
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Corp. has finally released versions of its Windows operating system optimized for 64-bit microprocessors.  It will run on Intel and AMD chips that are designed for (among other things) heavy-duty graphics and video. The new products, Windows XP Professional x64 and Windows Server 2003 x64, will cost the same as their 32-bit counterparts, and Continue Reading →
Google
There’s a pretty comprehensive article in today’s New York Times about Google’s new Gross Impression advertising model.  The concept is a radical departure from the company’s search model.  The brand marketing test, which will allow advertisers to choose where their ads will run, is supposed to be limited to Google’s network and will not effect Continue Reading →
TiVo
There’s an interesting article on CNET’s news.com entitled, TiVo looks for an edge.  It’s fairly non-technical, but unless you are a Java developer, you won’t get too excited.  The author posits that there is a trend afoot to turn TiVo set-top boxes into media hubs.  TiVo is built upon the Linux operating system and, those Continue Reading →
Adobe Final Cut 5
There were many things to love about this week’s NAB 2005 but my favorite is Apple’s new Final Cut 5.0 and the way it integrates Sony’s HDV tape format. Quicktime 7.0 is H.264 compatible (allowing HD material to be processed at SD data rates) and, as Steve Jobs has said, “… this is the year Continue Reading →
NAB Show
There was a bunch of high technology at NAB 2005, but not all of it was packaged for sale or even obvious to show-goers.  Tucked in the back in a small booth were the nice folks from Final Draft.  Frank Colin, VP Product Development was kind enough to show me their latest offering of scriptwriting Continue Reading →

NAB Floor Tour 2005

NAB Show
The 2005 NAB/Emmy Advanced Media Floor Tour started with an overview of Motorola’s latest offerings.  AMC member, Marty Stein, showed us why you love to say, “Hello Moto!” Next, AMC member and presenter extraordinaire, Steve Jacobs of Sony, gave us an overview of the world of HD television production Sony style.  HDV cameras, $16,000 filed Continue Reading →
Pope John Paul II
CBS’s Tallahassee, FL affiliate WCTV didn’t want to interrupt its popular early-morning newscast to cover the Pope’s funeral.  So, President/GM, Nick Waller decided to feed it to his sister station, UPN affiliate, WCTV-DT which is broadcast on their (government-mandated) digital tier. Utilization of the digital tier with this kind of technique is becoming more commonplace.  Continue Reading →
Google Video
Gavin O’Malley reports: In an effort to grow and diversify the breadth of its video-search, Google earlier this week invited any and all to upload digital video files–but only non-pornographic and non-obscene ones–to its servers. From there, Google officials confirmed, Web surfers will soon be able to search, preview, play, and download the files along Continue Reading →
Peer-to-Peer
Joanna Glasner reports: Internet users consumed more bandwidth than ever last year, driven by the growing popularity of peer-to-peer networks and heightened demand for video files. Burgeoning demand also prompted internet carriers to upgrade their network capacity to handle the upswing in traffic, a new report indicates. According to TeleGeography, a telecommunications research firm, international Continue Reading →

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