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Camera to Digitized footage…instantly

I’ ve been getting aggravated with the whole…Shoot, Look at it, Mark it, Digitize it, and Edit it function for creating multimedia presentations.

I could probably live with Shoot, Digitize, Edit!

Well, it’s starting to become a reality.

FireStore FS-3

Has anyone ever use one? Do they work well?

March 25, 2006 at 12:54 pm Comments (0)

DVD added Value : DV2004

Another article from DV magazines January 2004 edition.

“Adding Value to DVD”

Here they are talking about the numerous enhancements that firms are making in adding value to the DVD market. Some of these added values are listed below and are now becoming more and more expected from the consumers when they purchase a DVD.

* Behind the Scenes Footage
* Deleted Scenes
* Information on particular topics brought up within the movie

These are the most common but are not the only things being done. Some firms are in the process of creating Games and other fantastic new takes on DVD production…Stay tuned…I think this is just the beginning of the Digital Disk revolution.

Who knows, we’ll probably be traveling to museums and taking college courses with built in exams that talk through our internal home network directly to the board of education and get graded as fast as you can take the class. What a future….

March 25, 2006 at 12:50 pm Comments (0)

Enterprise Encoding… DV 2004

Notes from an article on Enterprise Encoding.

The Process of encoding digital video for enterprise solutions has 5 basic steps:

1. Capture
2. Encode
3. Assemble
4. QA – back to encode..if there is a problem.
5. Deliver

In this article the write talks about encoding 150 hours of digital footage in MPEG-4(Quicktime) format, instead of Sorenson 3 for quickness.

They used Cleaner 6 to encode the content into 2 streaming bit rates. 100kbps for low-end broadband and 300kbps for mid-broadband. 1 bit rate for DVD-ROM, at close to 9o0kbps.

Equipment used:
1 Tape Deck
Dual 1.3 Ghz Xserve
1/2 a 2.5 Terabyte Xserve RAID system for storage
5 workstations running Cleaner 6 for encoding over gigabit ethernet.

You should look for the article because the stats were staggering on how they figured out the amount of stations vs. whether to invest in SAN and how long it would take to digitize all the footage. Basically, it comes down to precise planning and testing…which I plan on trying to get more into. NOTE: Using a database to track each asset as it moved through the different stages.

March 25, 2006 at 12:48 pm Comments (0)