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Beholder Gimbal By Ko Maruyama ikan has looked at the most common cameras that photographers use and given us the Beholder Gimbal. The gimbal stabilizes the movement of your arms against the weight of your DSLR or mirrorless camera when you're shooting video. Not all cameras bodies and lenses have the same weight, so ikan has created a grid for photographers to create their own custom rig. Depending on what you shoot with, some lenses may not offer a perfect balance. The rig is small enough to take with you everywhere you want to shoot video with your DSLR. ...Read More »
Hit Television Show MythBusters Goes Out with a Bang with Help from Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras By Scott Sorensen After 15 seasons, more than 280 episodes and countless explosions, the hit television show MythBusters aired its grand finale episode on March 5, 2016. For many years, the show had been answering questions and debunking myths and urban legends by putting them to the test, helping viewers find out which myths are true and which are not. And as with any grand finale, the show wanted to go out with a bang. Worried about camera coverage, Scott doubled the compliment of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras to an even 20. "When it came to filming a mile-long path of destruction, adding additional Pocket cameras was an easy decision," he noted. "The Pocket cameras have become the backbone of our second camera arsenal over the last few years for this specific reason." ...Read More »
Inside Look at the CWs Fall TV Lineup By DMO Affiliate TV upfront season is wrapping up with the CW presentations taking place last, on Thursday. ?The Insider With Yahoo correspondent Michael Yo was on the red carpet catching up with the networks biggest stars. So what do they think about the superhero phenomenon that seems to be dominating CW shows? Another hot topic of conversation: Greg Berlanti, who has become the Shonda Rhimes of the CW by controlling 40 percent of the new fall lineup. Check out this video to hear from all the CW stars, and tune in to ?T ...Read More »
Colorist Mark Todd Osborne Navigates a Child's Fantasy "Audi TT: Reality? Check." The recent national ad campaign for the Audi TT from MediaCom, the agency behind the concept, features the iconic sports car racing through rugged terrain and busy cities alike. The spot enters the mind of a child, and as he races his toy car around a track and imagines a full-throttle adventure of challenging terrain and jaw-dropping stunts, the Audi TT achieves it in real life. Mirroring the boy's movements, the spot cuts to real life shots of the Audi TT racing on the edges of cliffs, through dense forests of tall pines, around jagged boulders and hairpin turns, as well as through the nighttime streets of San Francisco, weaving through trollies, traffic and tractor trailers. ...Read More »
Hands-on with the $15,000 Stealth Machines NightHawk 2 By IDG.TV This PC is styled after a "stealth fighter" and packs 24 CPU cores and two graphics cards. ...Read More »
Concorso Villa dEste BMW Concept Roadster and historical motorcycles By DMO Affiliate The presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group set a glorious seal on the Concorso dEleganza Villa dEste 2014 in Cernobbio, northern Italy, on Sunday. Visitors from around the world once again flocked to Lake Como in their thousands at the weekend to experience the parades of exclusive classic vehicles at the tradition-laden beauty contest for historic cars and motorcycles. The jury presented this years Trofeo BMW Group for Best of Show to the Maserati 450 S from 1956. The winner of the public vote, and therefore the recipient of the Coppa dOro Villa dEste, was an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS from 1931. In the Concept Cars and Prototypes category, the Concorso dEleganza Design Award went to the Maserati Alfieri, and the highlight of the fourth Concorso di Motociclette was the presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group for motorcycles to the vintage 1929 Opel Motoclub Supersport. ...Read More »
Car Exhibition at Villa dEste MINI Superleggera Vision By DMO Affiliate The presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group set a glorious seal on the Concorso dEleganza Villa dEste 2014 in Cernobbio, northern Italy, on Sunday. Visitors from around the world once again flocked to Lake Como in their thousands at the weekend to experience the parades of exclusive classic vehicles at the tradition-laden beauty contest for historic cars and motorcycles. The jury presented this years Trofeo BMW Group for Best of Show to the Maserati 450 S from 1956. The winner of the public vote, and therefore the recipient of the Coppa dOro Villa dEste, was an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS from 1931. In the Concept Cars and Prototypes category, the Concorso dEleganza Design Award went to the Maserati Alfieri, and the highlight of the fourth Concorso di Motociclette was the presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group for motorcycles to the vintage 1929 Opel Motoclub Supersport. ...Read More »
Car Exhibition at Villa dEste Maserati V4 Sport By DMO Affiliate The presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group set a glorious seal on the Concorso dEleganza Villa dEste 2014 in Cernobbio, northern Italy, on Sunday. Visitors from around the world once again flocked to Lake Como in their thousands at the weekend to experience the parades of exclusive classic vehicles at the tradition-laden beauty contest for historic cars and motorcycles. The jury presented this years Trofeo BMW Group for Best of Show to the Maserati 450 S from 1956. The winner of the public vote, and therefore the recipient of the Coppa dOro Villa dEste, was an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS from 1931. In the Concept Cars and Prototypes category, the Concorso dEleganza Design Award went to the Maserati Alfieri, and the highlight of the fourth Concorso di Motociclette was the presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group for motorcycles to the vintage 1929 Opel Motoclub Supersport. ...Read More »
Car Exhibition at Villa dEste Lancia Aprilia Type 239 By DMO Affiliate The presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group set a glorious seal on the Concorso dEleganza Villa dEste 2014 in Cernobbio, northern Italy, on Sunday. Visitors from around the world once again flocked to Lake Como in their thousands at the weekend to experience the parades of exclusive classic vehicles at the tradition-laden beauty contest for historic cars and motorcycles. The jury presented this years Trofeo BMW Group for Best of Show to the Maserati 450 S from 1956. The winner of the public vote, and therefore the recipient of the Coppa dOro Villa dEste, was an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS from 1931. In the Concept Cars and Prototypes category, the Concorso dEleganza Design Award went to the Maserati Alfieri, and the highlight of the fourth Concorso di Motociclette was the presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group for motorcycles to the vintage 1929 Opel Motoclub Supersport. ...Read More »
Six Innovative Technologies For Business at CES 2016 By Keith Loria for America's Backbone Weekly Its fun to geek out. Heres what the future holds for business gadgets and software. ...Read More »
How to Streamline Your Mobile Workforce Operations By Nick Pell for America's Backbone Weekly From mobile workforce management software to mobile apps for salespeople, technology can help you save time and boost sales. ...Read More »
HP sets sights on business users with Elite x3 smartphone By IDG.TV Computerworld Senior Editor Matt Hamblen goes into detail with HP's business-friendly Elite x3 smartphone. ...Read More »
Cool features in PowerPoint 2016 By IDG.TV Microsoft just launched a pair of new features for PowerPoint 2016 that make it easier to create presentations that dont suck. Heres how they work. ...Read More »
Unique Digital Signage Video Wall Strip Wraps Around Retail Store Telecom company Sure International knew just who to call to add high-impact digital signage to its St. Helier, Jersey location. Seeking to modernise the store, Sure contracted integrators Image Technique, who, collaborating with design partner Acquire Digital, in turn delivered a high-quality digital signage installation powered in part by the six-output, single-slot Matrox C680 graphics card. Emphasizing customer interactivity, the installation as a whole has resonated positively with customers. ...Read More »
Chat Center By IDG.TV CEO and founder Keith Teare explains the mission of Chat Center. This is a solution for any business or developer to provide instant communications to customers, users, employees and other stakeholders. Chat Center is a Cloud Service - enabling Chat Names that can be expressed as URLs. It is also an iOS App (web and android coming soon) enabling a Chat Center user to receive inbound chats on their smartphone from customers who Click to Chat from a web or email link. ...Read More »
ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH 8.4 Sets the Pace for Advanced Real-time Features, Workflow, & Ecosystem at a Price Everyone Can Afford ASSIMILATE today announced its new SCRATCH 8.4, the latest version of its advanced, real-time post-production tools and workflow. "Leading the industry in offering the latest advancements in digital cinema technology is the cornerstone of what we do. Assimilate is all about developing real-time tools and a workflow that DITs, post-production artists and all filmmakers need to be creative, productive, and competitive," said Jeff Edson, CEO at Assimilate. "With SCRATCH 8.4, users get an abundance of advanced features that enable them to excel at what they do, and at a price everyone can afford. And with a host of SCRATCH industry partners, they can build an extensive and integrated SCRATCH ecosystem that gives an even greater boost to their productivity." ...Read More »
HSL Streams Online Gaming from PAX with ATEM Switchers Electronic entertainment has grown to become one of the largest and fastest growing industries worldwide. The Entertainment Software Association estimates that over 59% of American households play video games actively. With such a large market, game developers are constantly looking for new ways and events to promote and announce their latest titles to the public. The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is one such event. Each year, PAX, organized by Reed Exhibitions, draws over 200,000 people to 5 cities around the globe. Excited gamers crowd the show floor looking for their favorite publishers, eager to try the latest, often unreleased, titles. ...Read More »
AJA Releases Ki Pro Ultra 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Recorder and Player at Inter BEE 2015 AJA Video Systems introduced the Ki Pro Ultra - a next generation file-based 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD video recorder and player with a built-in HD LCD monitor. Ki Pro Ultra is capable of capturing edit-ready 4K (4096 x 2160), UltraHD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080) and HD (1920 x 1080) Apple ProRes files. Ki Pro Ultra also supports a range of video formats and frame rates up to 4K 60p, and offers flexible input and output connectivity - including 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI - for powerful and efficient large-raster and high-frame rate workflows. ...Read More »
TEDx Normal is Coming Soon By Clip Syndicate Technology, Entertainment, and Design--those are just a few areas of focus business leaders will be addressing at the upcoming TEDx conference in Normal. This year's theme is "Anything But Normal." It will consist of a series of presentations given by leaders in a variety of fields in an effort to inspire, motivate, and share ideas. Here with more about what you will learn during TEDx Normal is Mike Luchies. He is a TEDx speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. ...Read More »
Content Insider #417 - Daily Filmmakers By Miles Weston Everyone talks about the great filmmakers who make movies - long and short - and they go nuts over the folks why make their videos for you to enjoy on YouTube, Yahoo, AOL, you name it. And everyone does a lot of research on how big the market is...and growing. But no one really puts a trade show on or sells research on the folks who do real filmmaking every day for digital signage, houses of worship, healthcare, company informational content. But they're filmmakers like the rest who hone their talents to educate, inform and sell you ideas and stuff. They count too! ...Read More »
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