EditShare @ Oregon SBE Meetings

Dave Spraker of spraker.tv presented on behalf of EditShare at the January meetings of the Oregon chapters of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. He discussed the process of “Building a Collaborative, File-based Infrastructure: Centralized Storage, Media Asset Management, and Archival.”  If you missed the presentation, just email Dave to get a copy. If you two or more editors, you’ll find ways to help them –…

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KGW-TV Profiles OMPA Members now eligible for new Oregon Tax Credits

A nice double feature of stories on KGW NewsChannel 8 (my former employer) last night talking about the new tax credits for local filmmakers, production companies and video game designers.  While the stories focused on the later, the Oregon Film Office program is designed to increase local production jobs by offering a tax credit for smaller productions (not Grimm or major motion pictures which already…

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Media Technology Expo comes to Seattle & Portland next week – sign up for free today!

Western Rep Associates is proud to be a part of the 2nd Annual Media Technology Expo October 1st in Seattle and October 3rd in Portland. Western Rep’s Dave Spraker and Dave Herget will be there with many of our top manufacturers.  See the latest display and IP cameras from Marshall Electronics, reliable yet cost effective routers from Utah Scientific, get control of your control room…

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IBC: EditShare announces a new budget-friendly shared storage system with advanced project and media sharing for Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Lightworks editors

IBC (the NAB of Europe) is underway. The folks at EditShare have been busy with a new version of their Flow asset management product but apparently they had some spare time: “The attractive price point gives facilities on a tight budget a much better storage option than a generic NAS that, in many cases, will neither provide edit-in-place performance nor support a complete media and…

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Why Apple’s secrecy is frustrating Mac Pro customers

Saw this article today.  I’ve heard the same thing from numerous customers. Apple’s habit of keeping things close to the vest threatens the allure of one of its oldest, and still important, products. It’s not exactly a revelation to say Apple executives are fond of secrets. While that sense of mystery may work marketing magic with consumers, many Mac Pro customers… Continue Reading  …

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NAB Preview: EditShare unveils major upgrades; new Air Flow application for accessing media asset management over the Internet

(Boston, Massachusetts–March 1, 2013) EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is showcasing a host of upgrades for the company’s high-performance storage and end-to-end production and broadcast solutions at NAB 2013 (booth SL9010). Visitors to the booth will see the wide array of value-added features and new products shown in the context of studio, post and broadcast workflow scenarios.…

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3DV: Autodesk Hits Portland 2.0

Our friends at 3DV are taking over the Mission Theater for a night of Autodesk demos on Wednesday, November 7th. Maya, Montionbuilder & Mudbox 3ds Max with After Effects Smoke for the Mac Appetizers, Beer & Networking Space is limited so reserve your seat now at www.3dv.eventbrite.com.…

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The battle between Avid and Adobe

I still keep my ear to the ground about all things editing so I found this post very interesting: Because you asked… More on our Switch to Avid MC6 By Walter Biscardi on March 27th, 2012 Our short and sweet blog post yesterday about switching to Avid MC6 for our broadcast work touched off a flurry of requests for yet more information on our decision.…

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“Avid’s ongoing commitment to professional editors”

Avid CEO Gary Greenfield weighs in on the recent anguish over the new FCP-X. “There have been unprecedented conversations taking place online, in the press, and in person about professional video editing during the last couple of weeks. And the discussion has been both passionate and personal, because this is about your livelihood.” You can read the rest on Avid’s site.  Pretty spot-on in my…

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