The TWIM guys, when they say that “[Internet-delivered] video rises above novelty” repeatedly say that TV doesn’t have to be live “except for sports and news.” I’d put forth that more and more of us every day aren’t even watching sports and news “live.” Sure, I may start watching a game – like today’s Seahawks/Bears […]
The Cost of Viewing
Ignoring the almost-religious-fervor format war for a moment, Sean does the math involved in buying into either HD-DVD or Blu-Ray. [Y]ou can buy the average BD player and zero movies, or get an HD DVD player and over four and a half years of NetFlix HD rentals at the same price. If I were getting […]
Final Cut Training, Download or DVD
Five hours of Final Cut training for fifty bucks (or less) — now that’s a deal. The training’s available from MacProVideo.com, and MacMinute has a discount coupon. Be sure to scroll down and check out the contents listing.
Widescreen, Letterbox, etc.
It’s all about square pegs and round – whoops, I mean rectangular holes. If you’ve got a friend or relative who still just doens’t get the whole widescreen / letterbox / pan-and-scan thing, despite you waving your hands and drawing pictures on napkins, here’s a great resource: Stop by VideoGrunt and have them watch episodes […]
Yesterday on TWIT: Vista ship dates, Windows Genuine disadvantage, and why Google will never buy YouTube. [emphasis mine] Today’s press release, from google.com: Google buys YouTube. John C. Dvorak has a cow, Film at 11 (or earlier if you check the website, of course) Purely by coincidence, as they were posting their press release, I […]
A Few Short Videos
The principal of the local high school, where my son’s in the marching band, is working with various groups — the teams, cheerleaders, and marching band — to try to make the fan experience at sporting events a more enjoyable and exciting one. The band’s got a new pre-game show, working in conjunction with the […]
Why Buy Last Decade’s Tech?
Over on Blather de la semaine, Geren’s writing about buying a new TV. He writes all about the various formats of HD, but then finally ends with this recommendation: …look for sets that are SDTV with an ATSC tuner, and know that youâ€™ll have a set that will continue to work for years to come. […]
Superman – on Your Small Screen
The guys overs at TPI have found some old – “old skool” – Superman cartoons and are showing them this week in honor of the new movie. Check ’em out on TheStrip. (links to the movies are in the right-hand column.)
iPhoto and iDVD for Slideshows
One of the local high schools’ lacrosse program had their annual post-season banquet last night, and it included some of my photography. I’d stopped by one game back in February at the request of one of their coaches, my friend Peter. I took and edited some pictures, posted them on my photography site, and was […]