Top 10 Recommended Stories this Month on Digital Media Designer
# 1 The IPhone 6 May Cost More Than The IPhone 5S?! Is That Even Possible?!? Video By Grab Media, a blinkx company The price of the new and upcoming iPhone 6 may be higher than the 5S, but getting to brag to all your friends about how amazing the phone is? According to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, Apple may set the launch price of the iPhone 6 $100 more than the launch price of the 5S! That's right, it looks like carriers will be taking more of the hit, as customers will not have to pay the full price difference. ...Read More »
# 2 Samsungs Galaxy S5 Can Be Tricked By The Same Lifted Fingerprint Hack As The IPhone 5S Video By Grab Media, a blinkx company Remember back in September when a couple of researchers figured out how to bypass the iPhone 5S fingerprint lock with a fancy fake rubber finger ? Turns out, the fingerprint sensor on Samsungs new Galaxy S5 falls victim to the very same trick. They didnt even have to make a new mold. Germanys SRLabs released a video today demonstrating the trick. Its something to be aware of — but as others have said: if someone is going so far as to make fake replicas of your finger, you probably have bigger things to worry about. ...Read More »
# 3 Google Play Still Tops IOS App Store Downloads, And Now Narrowing Revenue Gap, Too Video By Grab Media, a blinkx company Androids position as the most dominant smartphone platform worldwide is also having an impact on mobile app download growth, and now, increasing revenue. According to a new report out this morning from App Annie, Googles app marketplace, Google Play, saw 45% more downloads that Apples iOS App Store in Q1. However, Apple continues to still be “comfortably ahead in terms of worldwide revenue, the report found, generating a whopping 85% more revenue than Google Play. ...Read More »
# 4 Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: More Evolution Than Revolution Despite New Hardware Features Video By Grab Media, a blinkx company The Galaxy S5 is Samsungs latest flagship phone and sure to be a swift seller. The device is, in its own way, beautifully designed and the materials, while clearly plastic, are durable and should maintain a luster over time. Is this an iPhone replacement? No, but it is a replacement for the S4 that should please shoppers already predisposed to Samsung and Android. ...Read More »
# 5 Leak Points To Major Redesign In Upcoming New Version Of Android Video By Grab Media, a blinkx company Apple introduced a major reimagining of its mobile software last year when it released iOS 7, and since then the trend in mobile has been “flat.” Now, it looks like Google may be planning to follow suit and offer a slightly flatter take on Android in an upcoming major redesign. A leaked screenshot that supposedly reveals an upcoming version of Android code-named “Moonshine shows a completely overhauled set of app icons. It is unclear if this new redesign will debut in Android 4.5 or in a later version of Googles mobile platform. ...Read More »
# 6 Miley Cyrus Gives Up Moonie, Records Concert Catfight Video By Grab Media, a blinkx company Ten days after Tish Cyrus tried to mend her daughter Miley Cyrus' heart by giving her a new puppy, Moonie, to replace her dead dog, Floyd, the "Adore You" singer decided to give her new pet away. Miley tweeted a picture of herself with her former furry pal Sunday and wrote, "Moonie, thank you for giving me so much love, comfort, & peace. It's just to soon for me right now." Less than 24 hours earlier, a catfight broke out during Miley's Bangerz concert in Detroit. Though the pop star was in the midst of performing, she paused to record the heated altercation with her iPhone. ...Read More »
# 7 Blackberry Plans Heartbleed Patches As Mobile Threat Scrutinized Video By Grab Media, a blinkx company BlackBerry Ltd said it plans to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices by Friday to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the "Heartbleed" security threat. Scott Totzke, BlackBerry senior vice president, told Reuters on Sunday that while the bulk of BlackBerry products do not use the vulnerable software, the company does need to update two widely used products: Secure Work Space corporate email and BBM messaging program for Android and iOS. ...Read More »
# 8 Apple Loop: IOS 7 Adoption, The $350 IWatch, US Market Share, MacBook Air Predictions, And Jony Ive Video By Grab Media, a blinkx company Users flocking to iOS 7, teenagers ready to spend $350 on an iWatch, US market share continues to rise, paperwork from the patent case, product predictions, Lightroom Mobile, Sir Jony Ive's collection of workers, and Facebook is pushing their Messenger app. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many things that happened around Apple over the last seven days. ...Read More »
# 9 Video: Apple Loop: IOS 7 Adoption, The $350 IWatch, US Market Share, MacBook Air Predictions, And Jony Ive Video By Clip Syndicate Users flocking to iOS 7, teenagers ready to spend $350 on an iWatch, US market share continues to rise, paperwork from the patent case, product predictions, Lightroom Mobile, Sir Jony Ive's collection of workers, and Facebook is pushing their Messenger app. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many things that happened around Apple over the last seven days. ...Read More »
# 10 BlackMagic At NAB 2014: 10 New Products! Featured News By none Blackmagic Design announced ten new products this year, including two very exciting new camera models, 6 new Ultra HD product lines (including the world's first 12G-SDI product with the Teranex Express), the latest version of Resolve and the introduction of the Cintel Film Scanner. ...Read More »
# 11 And the Giraffe Takes Blackmagic Cinema Camera for a Ride in Music Video for "Sorry" Project Profile By none For 'And the Giraffe,' an indie rock band based in Nashville, TN, making music videos is a blast. They love to put a video story on top of the story they tell in their lyrics, and connect with more people in doing so. The video for the band's latest single, "Sorry," was shot while the bandmates rode bicycles around Los Angeles, and according to band member Nick Roberts, the video turned out better than they had hoped, was one of their most fun projects to date and couldn't have been done without the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. ...Read More »
# 12 Master Shots Author Christopher Kenworthy Returns to Filmmaking Project Profile By none Christopher Kenworthy almost gave up on filmmaking because of his frustration with the restrictions of big budget productions and the limitations of shooting with DSLRs. Instead of leaving filmmaking behind for good, however, he switched his focus from behind the camera to penning several books on the discipline, including the best selling Master Shots series, which provides filmmakers with the techniques to achieve complex shots on any budget. With his finger still on the pulse of the camera industry, Christopher was intrigued when he had the opportunity to test the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Little did he know that just weeks later, his passion for filmmaking would be reignited, and he would be directing films once again. ...Read More »
# 13 IDG TechNetwork invites you to participate in a survey Business Issues By none DG TechNetwork invites you to participate in a survey to help us deliver the online content and services most useful to you. ...Read More »
# 14 New Music Video from Seattle's Iska Dhaaf Project Profile By none Iska Dhaaf is a Seattle based musical duo featuring guitarist/vocalist Nathan Quiroga and drummer/keyboardist Benjamin Verdoes. The band, whose name translates roughly to the Somali term for "let it go," is releasing its debut album on March 11. In advance of this album, entitled "Even the Sun Will Burn", Iska Dhaaf has released a new music video for the record's first single, "Everybody Knows." The video is based on 1960s USO shows, drawing inspiration from both the iconic Playboy bunny scene from "Apocalypse Now" and authentic Bob Hope Vietnam War USO tours. The video even features cameos by other Seattle musicians, including famed Seattle rapper Macklemore, channeling Bob Hope himself. Directed in Stanwood, Washington by Tristan Seniuk, the video was shot by DoP A.J. Rickert-Epstein and Stephan Gray on two Blackmagic Cinema Cameras (MFT) and was colored on DaVinci Resolve. ...Read More »
# 15 AJA Ki Pro Mini Boosts "Just Seen It" Digital Transfer Times by 400% Case Study By none Four Panasonic HVX-170 cameras each equipped with an AJA Ki Pro Mini to capture and record ProRes 422 footage. Data is then downloaded from the Ki Pro Mini's CF cards and transferred to a Mac Pro via a Sonnet QIO CF card reader. Footage is edited in Apple Final Cut Pro and broadcast over the Internet and public television stations. ...Read More »
# 16 AJA KONA LHe Plus and AJA Control Room Drive Capitol Television Broadcasts Case Study By none Eight Sony HDC-P1 HD cameras and three Sony BRCH900 robotic cameras send feeds to a Ross Video Carbonite production switcher and through a Ross Video router, where it's offloaded to any one of five playback and record servers, which are outfitted with AJA KONA LHe Plus I/O cards and AJA Control Room software. The SDI signal is then sent to the KONA LHe card within and back through the router, and all converted or compressed data is stored on a custom-built 36 TB RAID system. Telestream's Episode Engine software converts the DVCPro HD output of the KONA cards to H.264 or MPEG-2 for the on-air server. Material is on LTO tape. SAN sharing program Metasan allows all five playback and control servers to communicate with the storage. A sixth server houses the RAID. ...Read More »
# 17 Queensland Gallery of Modern Art Australian Cinémathèque Preserves and Promotes the Art of Film with Blackmagic Design Case Study By none Located at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), the Australian Cinémathèque presents retrospective and thematic film programs and exhibitions, which explore the influence between the moving image and other areas of visual culture. Its mission is to collect, conserve and interpret film and screen culture by showcasing the work of influential filmmakers and artists from different genres, geographies and time periods. ...Read More »
# 18 Scott Freeman Cracks the Case Project Profile By none Scott Freeman is a modern day Sherlock Holmes. If Sherlock Holmes worked in post production with several broadcast clients with different workflows and tight deadlines. As the online editor for a number of television shows, including several of the most popular weekly TV dramas on cable, which are completely file based, Scott was challenged with creating a file based online conform workflow. With a variety of cameras used to shoot the shows, Scott needed to figure out a way to conform the different footage and create links between the files. And Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve color correction became the bridge he needed. ...Read More »
# 19 Stereo D goes big with Quantel Pablo Rio Company Profile By none In the past three years, Stereo D has taken the 2D-3D conversion industry by storm. In the last six months alone, 13 big-budget movies have been converted at the facility, with the company now holding an 85% market share in 2D-3D conversions. Quantel systems make up the backbone of its post-production workflow, with the company recently purchasing three Pablo Rio color correction and finishing systems in order to complete the 3D conversion and post-production of sci-fi action movie, 'Pacific Rim', directed by acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro. ...Read More »
# 20 iStopMotion for iPad Product Review By Ko Maruyama Last year, I wrote about the fun application called iStopMotion by Boinx.com. In returning to iStopMotion on iPad, I'm glad to see that the app has gone through many changes and upgrades. Most recently, Boinx has announced the ability to export up to 200 frames in an animated GIF! It's not only a fun application to have as an animator, but it's a teaching opportunity too. When I teach older animation students, they usually understand the importance of timing and number of frames per second. At home with my kids, iStopMotion for iPad is a fun way to craft stories and express creativity. For both older students and young kids, iStopMotion is an accessible way to start making stop motion animations right away. ...Read More »
# 21 Monsters run Rampant Product Review By Ko Maruyama Rampant Design Tools have created a series of images for post production FX in the past. Their newest offering is just in time for the Halloween holiday. MonsterFX Undead provides a series of images that you can use in post for video or still photography. ...Read More »
# 22 Sorenson Squeeze 9 Quick Peek By David Hague For as long as I have been shooting and editing video, there has been a version of Sorenson Squeeze available. Quite simply, Squeeze has always been the premiere transcoding utility used by professionals. It is simple to use, effective, fast and covers almost every known codec and format type available. Squeeze 9 is the latest version of this venerable product, and while certainly not an inexpensive package, with pricing ranging from USD$799 to an eye watering $1999 for the server version, if you are a professional in the video game, it is an almost indispensable item to have in your toolbox. ...Read More »
# 23 Sony Spectral Layers Pro 2 Product Review By Dr. David Smith Digital audio editing software has made amazing signal processing and manipulation possible with the click of a mouse, but until now it has been virtually impossible to take a fully mixed track and un-mix it. Sony's new Spectral Layers Pro allows you to do just that. ...Read More »
# 24 Astute Graphics Mirrors Your Moves Product Review By Ko Maruyama Astute Graphics makes plugins for Adobe's Illustrator. Great plugins that make your design process not only faster and easier, but plugins that allow you to discover designs that you might not have considered before launching into Illustrator. With the holiday season coming around, it's time to start thinking about winter. Astute Graphics' MIRRORME plugin can help. ...Read More »
# 25 Using Prodrenalin To Save Your Video! Product Review By David Hague If you are the proud owner of a GoPro (or similar such as the Sony Action Cam or the Kaiser Baas Sports Cam) you'll be all too familiar with a few problems. Not the least of these is the sheer amount of camera shake followed by distorted footage due to the 'rolling shutter' effect of these cameras. Also in the equation is fish eye distortion, and who hasn't missed that the camera wasn't exactly level when shooting? Or you need to flip video 180 degrees as the camera could only be mounted upside down. This is where ProDad Prodrenalin comes in. ...Read More »
# 26 The RØDE Podcaster Microphone Product Review By David Hague An often overlooked aspect of video is the voice over dialogue. Of course this needs a good mic... While there are many, many 'broadcast' mics available to perform this, for many hobbyists and professionals not creating actual broadcast video, these are overkill and let's face it, probably too expensive. This is where the RØDE Podcaster Mic comes into its own. ...Read More »
# 27 Canon's XA20 Professional Camcorder Product Review By David Hague Some time back we awarded the Canon XA10 Auscam's Camcorder of the Year. It was a truly ground breaking beast with its professional features such as twin XLRs, superb low light capability, brilliant lens and all crammed into a wonderfully ergonomic but small and light compact form factor. So what has changed in the XA20, and is it better? ...Read More »
# 28 Flame Painter 2.0 Product Review By David Hague The premise of Flame Painter is that brushes simulate streaks of colored light - flames - and using this method, some amazing images can be created from scratch, or existing photos and images can be over painted. Version 2.0 extends the capability of Flame Painter in a large number of areas, some minor, but others notable indeed. ...Read More »
# 29 Artbeats Driving Plates Product Review By Stephen Schleicher Problem: Your project has a scene where two characters are driving in a car and having a discussion. You don't have the budget to tow a car around town, and you certainly don't want to risk damaging your camera by attaching it to a moving vehicle and driving on a busy street. Solution? Artbeats Driving Video! ...Read More »
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