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Written by a collection of the best writers in the industry and covering topics ranging from editing to motion graphics to live production. This channel features an incredibly diverse collection of authors and articles. Find out more about each of them...

In third grade, Richard Wirth was already reading anything he could find about television while dreaming of becoming a professional in the world of television and film production. Stops on the life timeline at American Forces Television, the Motion Picture Association, several mid-western pr...

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Entertainment Technology Expo - The ProVideo Coalition Speaks

Entertainment Technology Expo - The ProVideo Coalition Speaks

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 03, 2013

Join various ProVideo Coalition contributors as they share their thoughts and ideas around what developments have affected their work this year.

The group discusses technology changes in the industry, the products they like and don't like as well as what they see in store for 2014... Read More

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Cable Television

It all began on a wooden power pole

By Richard Wirth | December 02, 2013

As cable television’s customer base shrinks due to the rise in Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) delivery and driven by the use of mobile devices, it’s appropriate to look back at cable’s beginning.  Before there was HBO, Showtime, Superstations or CSpan, there was Community Antenna Television.

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DP Daron Keet Talks About His Career and Gives You the Opportunity to Learn From It

DP Daron Keet Talks About His Career and Gives You the Opportunity to Learn From It

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 26, 2013

Daron Keet was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1990 he joined the film industry in the camera department and became a cinematographer by working his way up through the camera assistant ranks, assisting both Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond on The Ghost and the... Read More

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Step into LED Heaven with Dracast at the 2013 Entertainment Technology Expo

Step into LED Heaven with Dracast at the 2013 Entertainment Technology Expo

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 25, 2013

We talked with Rodney Miller from Dracast about the various products they had to showcase at the 2013 Entertainment Technology Expo. He tells us about their many uses and how their products stack up to the competition.

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Monitors and Filmmaking

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wires

By Don Starnes | November 24, 2013

The difference between making a movie and making a video is that a movie is created in the filmmakers’ minds and a video is created on a monitor.

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Tie All of Your Storage and Project Needs Into a Single Window with EVO 5.5

Tie All of Your Storage and Project Needs Into a Single Window with EVO 5.5

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 24, 2013

We talked with Caspian Brand from Studio Network Solutions (SNS) which specializes in shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Their latest release of EVO introduces and includes ShareBrowser – a new app that ties all of your storage... Read More

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Fujinon Debuts Their PL 14-35mm Cabrio wide-angle Lens in North America at ETE

Fujinon Debuts Their PL 14-35mm Cabrio wide-angle Lens in North America at ETE

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 22, 2013

We caught up with Chuck Lee from Fujifilm Optical Devices at the Entertainment Technology Expo to discuss the debut of their new Fujinon "Cabrio" 14-35mm T2.9 PL mount zoom lens [ZK2.5x14]. The new 14-35mm is a compact, lightweight, and very wide-angle zoom lens; the latest member of the... Read More

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Take a Tour of the Sony Booth at the Entertainment Technology Expo

Take a Tour of the Sony Booth at the Entertainment Technology Expo

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 22, 2013

Mike DesRoches, Sr. Sales Support Engineer at Sony Electronics Inc. took the time to give us a tour of the Sony booth at the 2013 Entertainment Technology Expo. He talks through some key details about a number of products and showcases the essentials of what Sony had to display at the... Read More

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JVC Shows Off Their Latest Products at the Entertainment Technology Expo

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 21, 2013

Craig Yanagi from JVC talked to us about all of the products they showcased for attendees of the 2013 Entertainment Technology Expo. He gives us some details about their 84 inch 4K monitor and talks through some exciting video camera features.

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NanoTech Entertainment Shows Us How To Watch & Stream 4K Content at ETE

NanoTech Entertainment Shows Us How To Watch & Stream 4K Content at ETE

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 21, 2013

David Foley from NanoTech Entertainment talked to us about the Nuvola NP-H1®. The company displayed the NP-H1, as well as a few other products, to attendees of the 2013 Entertainment Technology Expo. The NP-H1 is a commercial grade plug-and-play device capable of providing 4K content to 4K... Read More

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Entertainment Technology Expo - Using the Cloud to Power Complex Media Workflows

Entertainment Technology Expo - Using the Cloud to Power Complex Media Workflows

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 21, 2013

Today’s media workflows are becoming increasingly complex. File sizes are growing. Teams are frequently located in geographically dispersed locations – even in different parts of the world. And content often needs to be distributed to multiple screens and platforms.

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Panasonic Gives Us a 4K Experience at the Entertainment Technology Expo

Panasonic Gives Us a 4K Experience at the Entertainment Technology Expo

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 15, 2013

Steve Cooperman from Panasonic talks to us about the exciting 4K products they showcased for attendees of the 2013 Entertainment Techonlogy Expo. He give us some key details about the 4K BT-4LH310 LCD Production Monitor as well as the Toughpad 4K, the world’s first 20-inch tablet with a... Read More

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NewBlueFX Shows Off Their Whole Product Line at the Entertainment Technology Expo

NewBlueFX Shows Off Their Whole Product Line at the Entertainment Technology Expo

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 14, 2013

Travis White from NewBlueFX gave us some details about the products they showed off at the 201 Entertainment Technology Expo. He gives us a few examples of the tools that editors have been surprised to find and explains a few of their new capabilities.

Travis showcased how the product... Read More

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Entertainment Technology Expo - SoulPancake Project: Rich Titling in Title-Intensive Edits

Entertainment Technology Expo - SoulPancake Project: Rich Titling in Title-Intensive Edits

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 14, 2013

Watch and learn as Don Money, Editor for SoulPancake and Travis White, VP Products at NewBlueFX show you how to produce rich title graphics with speed and efficiency.

What You’ll Learn In this presentation, the two will cover the fundamental elements of creating quickly in a... Read More

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Blackmagic Pocket Camera’s RAW Potential Released

The RAW update from a shooters perspective

By Brian Hallett | November 12, 2013

November 12th 2013, Blackmagic Design released their Blackmagic Camera 1.5 software adding 12-bit log CinemaDNG raw recording to the Pocket Cinema Camera. 

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IMAG 101 - Part 3

The Technique

By Aaron Williams | November 10, 2013

IMAG 101

The last two posts covered the equipment and crew that it takes to run a successful IMAG show. Now we’re gonna wrap it all up by talking about how to take your gear and your crew and run your show well.

Part 3: The Technique

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Details About the Latest Lenses from Zeiss Explained at the Entertainment Technology Expo

Details About the Latest Lenses from Zeiss Explained at the Entertainment Technology Expo

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 08, 2013

Richard Schleuning from Carl Zeiss took the time to talk to us about what products they had to show attendees of the 2013 Entertainment Technology Expo. He talks through the details of a few of their lenses and also explains how these lenses can grow with a person even as they change their... Read More

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Igor Riđanović Tells Us What You’ll Learn and Discover at the Entertainment Technology Expo

Igor Riđanović Tells Us What You’ll Learn and Discover at the Entertainment Technology Expo

Q&A with the ETE instructor about his upcoming workshops

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 01, 2013

The 13th Annual Entertainment Technology Expo is this November 6-7th and the event continues to stand as the leading Expo on the west coast for content creators working in every field. But just as the world of content creation is evolving, so too is ETE, as the event is featuring workshops... Read More

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Find Out How You Can Smoke the Competition with Free 3D Effects Templates

Find Out How You Can Smoke the Competition with Free 3D Effects Templates

An interview with template creator Brian Mulligan

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 24, 2013

Autodesk recently released five free 3D effects templates created by Smoke master Brian Mulligan in Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1. Each template comes as a ready-to-use Smoke archive and provides a great introduction to working with animated 3D elements, textures, reflections and 3D lighting... Read More

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An Interview with the Hearts and Minds Behind Dell’s M3800

An Interview with the Hearts and Minds Behind Dell’s M3800

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 24, 2013

Back in July at SIGGRAPH 2013 I stopped by the Dell Whisper Suite to check out a couple of the new products that were on display and one of them was the Dell Precision M3800 mobile workstation. The folks there shared some key details around what the product would eventually look like but were... Read More

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