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LOPEZ TONIGHT AND AVID

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An editor puts the final touches on “Lopez Tonight” by William Conrad Telepictures Productions, the producers of TBS’ Lopez Tonight, needed a reliable workflow and collaborative environment that would support the production demands of a nationally syndicated program, and ultimately selected four Avid Media Composer Nitris DX systems for video editing, Avid AirSpeed Multi Stream ingest and playout servers, an Interplay production asset management system, Interplay Assist and Interplay Access systems, all connected to an Avid Unity ISIS (32 TB) shared storage system. Avid worked closely with Lopez Tonight from initial engagement through implementation and ongoing support to create a ...

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CHECK OUT THE LATEST HIGHDEF ISSUE

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Now there are THREE ways to view the latest issue of HIGHDEF MAGAZINE: VIEW THE DIGITAL MAGAZINE VIEW THE PRINTABLE PDF And ALL the articles are here on highdef.com. Post your comments, tweet your favorite article, and share it with your facebook friend! Subscribe to the comments for this post? Email this to a friend? Send this page to Print Friendly Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Digg this! Share this on Reddit Share this on del.icio.us Buzz up! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on Technorati Post this to Posterous Add this to Google Bookmarks Post ...

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MUSINGS ON EXES

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The Sony PME-EX3 Camcorder. by Robert Primes, ASC During the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of demonstrating or speaking about 3 different cameras from 3 different companies, Canon’s 5D Mark II, Panasonic’s Varicam 3700 and Sony’s EX-1/EX-3. I happen to love all three cameras so I felt no conflict of interest. But I’m impressed that all three of these major companies trusted me to present their cameras and allowed me to remain an objective voice speaking from my real world experience. I believe this ecumenical spirit comes from the many years competing vendors of cinematography products shared a ...

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BRICK CITY SHOT WITH XDCAM-EX

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Marc Levin, James Adolphus, and Forest Whitaker sit for an interview in the Mayor’s office. by Tom Davidson A documentary that premiered recently on The Sundance Channel was shot entirely with Sony XDCAM EX series cameras (the PMW-EX1 and PMW-EX3). Brick City, the nickname for Newark, N.J., is about the fight by Mayor Cory Booker and other city leaders against gang wars, corruption and poverty. In the five one-hour episodes, Booker and Police Director Garry McCarthy work with “Jayda”, a Blood gang member turned youth mentor, who lives with her Crip boyfriend “Creep.” The movie was executive-produced by Oscar®-winning actor ...

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KI PRO PORTABLE DIGITAL DISC RECORDER

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Ki Pro Portable Disc Recorder from AJA Video. by Leslie Parks Everyone know, from broadcasters to indie filmmakers, how daunting the possible choices for image acquisition can be. Various cameras, formats, recording media and compression schemes can be confusing even to veteran video pros, leading many of them to ask, “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to simplify acquisition so that virtually any camera could record the same format and resolution?” First introduced at NAB 2009, the Ki Pro portable disc recorder from AJA Video may just be the answer, attracting a lot of attention among HD ...

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HD TIPS: 3D RIGS FOR SALE OR RENT

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Lee Lusby’s E.T. 3D Rig Time Lapse video from Keslow Camera on Vimeo. by B. Sean Fairburn, SOC I had the chance to get trained on the new series of 3D Rigs from Element Technica intended for sale in the exploding 3D market. They manufacture three sizes. “QUASAR,” the largest, for full size Sony F23-F35, 1500, F900R or the Red One, and Phantom cameras equipped with prime or zoom lenses. The mid-sized rig, “PROTON,” mounts box-style Scarlet, Epic and the SI-2K. The small rig, “NEUTRON,” is for the tiny 2/3” or 1/3” imager cameras sporting C-mount lenses such as the ...

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TEMPLE GRANDIN ON HBO

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Claire Danes (in overalls), Ivan Strasburg, BSC (far right) and Steve Shearer (center) prepare to shoot a scene. by Bob Fisher Temple Grandin is the story of a real-life heroine by the same name who has made a difference in the world. Born in Boston, she was diagnosed as brain damaged at 2 years old, but it turned out she was autistic. Grandin didn’t speak until she was 4 years old. She was subsequently mercilessly teased by her middle and high school classmates who thought that she was retarded. Grandin went on to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles, earning a doctorate ...

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