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Research Triangle Software CryptoStick

When you're working with high-end entertainment content, you can never be too careful, right? For the paranoid among us, Research Triangle Software - which supplies products to the U.S. Army and more »

Q&A: DP/director Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett recently ran the new ARRI Master Prime lenses through their paces during a challenging, four-day shoot for American Suzuki Motor Corporation more »

Finally, HDV From Canon

Canon finally arrived at the HDV party last month, when it announced that the newest camcorder in its XL series would record high-definition images to tape-or, uncompressed, via HD-SDI output. The XL H1 HD more »

Infinity Records to Disk or CompactFlash

Grass Valley opened more than a few eyes at IBC when it introduced the new Infinity camcorder, offering multiformat acquisition with a choice of compression formats, SD and HD acquisition, and multiple types more »

Scaling Workflow From TV to 2K

What does a young visual effects studio specializing in episodic television and commercials do when offered the effects lead on a feature film? "We had to grow up," says Zoic Studios co-founder Loni more »

2D Tracking: What to Do When You Need It Yesterday

Nice Hat Productions (Atlanta, GA) had two weeks to create four two-minute vignettes highlighting a prototype cell phone. Captured with a handheld camera, the four vignettes depict an intricate choreography more »

Reality Check

Shooting good reality TV is all about thinking on your feet. The state of the art is sharp SD imagery, handheld shooting and guerilla-style production. Catch your breath whenever you can, because if equipment goes down or a cast member acts up, your careful plans will all unravel. more »

HDV on the Brain

Chat with an NLE provider these days, and the subject quickly turns to HDV. Just as the HDV format helped catalyze a burst of innovation in the camera market, it continues to demand creativity on the part of software and hardware engineers more »

FireStore FS-2E Studio Direct-to-Edit recorder

Focus Enhancements' new FireStore FS-2E direct-to-edit recorder is designed as a tape-deck replacement, offering industry-standard ins and outs for SDI with embedded audio, DV25, component, composite more »

Kona LH for Final Cut Studio

Kona's new LH PCI card for Mac OS X and Final Cut Studio has HD and SD digital and analog IO. The LH supports native 10-bit uncompressed video and has on-board hardware more »