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Kisslite Designs Ringlight System for HDV

In 2004, Gekko Technology in the UK introduced Kisslight, an LED portable ringlight system that opened the door to the greater use of camera-mounted solid-state illumination, replicating the soothing, warm feel typically associated with incandescent and halogen lights. more »

Flash 8

Flash Professional 8 is the industry's most advanced authoring environment for creating interactive websites, digital experiences and mobile content. more »

New Switchers Make Format Conversion Easy

The religious debate over HD formats appears to be a thing of the past. Format converters-which let a production company that has standardized on 1080i or 720p work with material captured/stored as either-are now available in almost every piece of production equipment, including cameras. But what happens if your client asks you to produce a remote HD project that will include live SD sources? more »

Panasonic Fills Out P2 DVCPRO HD Lineup; Drops Media Prices

With its solid-state strategy firmly in place, Panasonic announced several new additions to its P2 DVCPRO HD product family for NAB. Filling in the existing holes in the solid-state system's production chain, there's a new studio recorder (AJ-HPS1500), a portable edit system (AJ-HPM100) and a double speed P2 drive (AJ-PCD20). Signaling the end of the CRT era, the company announced that LCD would take over its NAB display and announced anew 26-inch production quality LCD monitor, the BT-LH2600W. Because, a camera still doesn't feel "right" to professionals until they can heft it on their shoulders, the company will also unveil a working model of its AJ-HPC2000 P2 HD camcorder, which uses three progressive 2/3-inch CCDs and records at 720p, 1080i and 480i. The camera whichisn't scheduled to ship until November is expected to be much cheaper than a Sony HDCAM and "probably a little more" than the $26,000 XDCAM HD. more »

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Panasonic Introduces Fully Equipped 26" BT-LH2600W Widescreen HD/SD Production LCD Monitor

Building on the remarkable popularity of its 17" BT-LH1700W production monitor, Panasonic will unveil at NAB 2006 a 26" production quality LCD monitor, the BT-LH2600W, with unmatched versatility and reference video quality. more »

Panasonic Beefs Up P2 HD Line, Cuts SD Prices

A slate of price cuts on existing SD equipment, including the popular SDX900, will precede upcoming NAB product launches of new P2-based HD equipment. more »

Panasonic Announces Their Expanded P2 DVCPRO HD Line With Full Bandwidth HD Quality For Broadcasters

Panasonic announced today that at NAB 2006 it will expand its offering of advanced P2 DVCPRO HD products, bringing the wide-reaching benefits of reliable solid-state acquisition and contribution quality high definition video to broadcasters and video production professionals. more »

Blackmagic Design Announces Uncompressed 4:4:4/4:2:2 Capture Card

Today, Blackmagic Design announced the immediate availability of a new low cost Dual Link HDTV 4:4:4 12 bit SDI capture card with high quality 14 bit analog video monitoring. more »

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Using the Pen Tool in Flash 8

In the Pen_Tool clip (5 min 12 sec), you will learn the following how to draw straight and curved lines using the Pen tool and how to adjust your line using the subselection tool. This and more tutorials are available at the Macromedia Flash 8 MiniSite. more »