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Month: April 2010

HHH featured in the new SuperMag!

Need more HHH in your diet?  Well, get ready to feast, because we’ve got a feature article inside the brand-spankin’-new 2010 Edition of SuperMag. If you don’t already know, SuperMag is an awesome annual publication that features boat-loads of informative articles covering a wide variety of film and video making topics.  This year’s edition is 315 pages long! It’s available as a FREE PDF download!  And, if you’ve got an iPad, you’ll be happy to know it’s been formatted for easy viewing inside Good Reader for iPad. So what are you waiting for?  Go get it, and get learnin’!

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NAB ’10 – Blackmagic Videohub

I had seen it all — Stood in every line, tasted every bit of crap food, and tried not to stare at every scantly-clad booth babe.  Yes, I was done with NAB, and heading out the door… when suddenly I noticed this:  Blackmagic Designs was using an iPad to control their line of VideoHub routers! They hadn’t announced it, promoted it, or discussed it at all.  But, there it was, attached to the wall. Watch the video to take a closer look.

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NAB ’10 – Doddle

It’s 1am, you’re trapped on set, and the director just called for a two-headed giraffe.  Where are you going to find one at this hour?!  Fear not!  A new company called Doddle has developed a complete production guide for your iPhone.  You can look up all kinds of production resources using a variety of search criteria. They’ve got big plans for the future.  I’ll let them tell you all about it. Check out the video:

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NAB ’10 – WristShot

If you’ve got an OWLE or a DSLR, you might want to check out the new WristShot from Hoodman.  It mounts your camera right on your arm, which helps keep your footage steady, and allows you to relax between shots without dropping your gear. And as an added benefit, it makes you look like Robocop. Isn’t that nice?

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NAB ’10 – iPixPanel

Broadcast Pix has developed an iPad app called iPixPanel that can replace thousands of dollars worth of equipment. It’s another terrific example of the iPad being used to virtualize existing hardware, a trend I’m sure will continue in the future!

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NAB ’10 – ProPrompter HDi

Another tradeshow, another pair of wicked-cool announcements from Bodelin, the company behind ProPrompter, the current champ of teleprompting apps. First off, the ProPrompter app now supports two types of syncing, making remote control and multi-camera shoots a breeze.  Secondly, Bodelin was showing off their new ProPrompter HDi which turns your shiny new iPad into the ultimate through-the-lens teleprompter.

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Apps

NAB ’10 – Gradiest for Cineform First Light

Ever since Stu Maschwitz first published a mock-up of a virtual iPad-based trackball color correction interface, the net has been a buzz.  I’ve received a ton of email, asking when something like this will be available.  Well, it may be sooner than you think! While at NAB, I met with Clinton Torres, a developer who’s nearly finished with Gradiest, his color correction control surface.  He’s designing it for use with Cineform’s First Light.  Once he’s got that up and running, he plans to make his app compatible with other host applications as well (like Apple’s Color). Here’s a sneak peak at his unfinished

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NAB ’10 – Micro Remote

Redrock Micro has put out some innovative, well designed, and relatively inexpensive gear over the years. I’ve directed many shoots utilizing their M2 35mm lens adaptor, and I’ve always been impressed with their products. But after seeing their latest creation at NAB, I’m officially blown away. The Micro Remote is an iPhone controlled follow-focus that sports one of the sexiest interfaces I’ve seen. I could go on… but I’ll let Brian go on instead.

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Apps

NAB ’10 – Vericorder 1st Video

Sure, there were plenty of booths at NAB that cost more than most homes, but this is the product that really caught our eye.  1st Video from Vericorder is an outrageous looking video editor for the iPhone.  It looks and feels totally professional.  The interface is smooth and well thought out.  We’re very excited to put this app to work. Any day now, and will cost under ten smackers! This app is now called Voddio

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Announcements

HHH is heading to Vegas (Baby)!

Are you going to NAB next week?  Well, whip out your calendars, and grab a pen, because HHH is presenting at three different events! Yes, I said THREE. Who needs sleep in Vegas?

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