A Great Gesture

Reminiscent of the technology in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, could TAMPER be the new editing interface of the future?

If you attended last year’s Sundance Film Festival, you might have had the opportunity to glimpse at the future of editing. The radical new technology that was on display was in a small booth, presented by a venture-backed developer of a new kind of human/machine interface, Oblong Industries. The promised glimpse of the future was provided by... Read more

A Unique Search Engine

Constellation VCM is poised to take tiered storage techniques to the next level

Constellation VCM (Video Content Manager) is the new, innovative integrated storage-management and archive-management system for professional video environments, developed by Media Distributors and SoleraTec, with an end-user interface that offers full search, retrieve and manipulation capabilities for video and project files, without touching the... Read more

Cut The Wire

New technology enables productions to capture high-def signals wirelessly

Let’s start with a caveat: This is not, for want of a better phrase, a technology article. Learning about the emerging age of HD wireless transmission primarily is about artistic freedom: to go anywhere, shoot anything in HD and not be encumbered by wires and cables. A second caveat: This is not about "TV." Now that HD digital video... Read more

Live On The Web

To reach a global audience, broadcasters look to the Internet to stream news, sports, music and other events

If you haven’t had to consider streaming video as part of the high-def production process, you probably will soon. For example, last November, the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTVEMA) sent out over 800,000 live streams of the awards’ red-carpet wraparound show. You’ve probably pasted clips onto a website, but squeezing a video file down... Read more