Has Apple Lost it’s Edge

Has Apple Lost it’s Edge

You’re looking at the newly redesigned Apple Mac Pro. Gone are the days of square towers and space consuming electronics, this is sleek, pretty, quiet and completely different. As Apple dubs it ‘the Desktop of the Future’ and ‘Something that provides an extremely powerful argument against the status quo.’ Some of the new key selling points of the Apple Mac Pro - 4k video support Thunderbolt 2 Up to 12 cores of processing power 60 GB/s PCIe Flash Storage Designed with built-in Thunderbolt 2, USB 3, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI 1.4 ports and so on… So what’s the problem? The problem is what the mac pro is not, which is a performance machine. To begin, the mac pro tops out at 12 cores. Fine for most people, but the old mac pro could go up to 16 cores, giving pro users the power the needed for larger renders and exports. Also, there’s no optical bay and all the inputs make most current drives...
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GoPro Really Does Go Anywhere

GoPro Really Does Go Anywhere

About a year ago I bit the bullet and bought a GoPro HD Hero 2 with plans of using it in all sorts of situations. Sadly, it’s been collecting dust and really hasn’t seem much usage. A few test shoots here and there, but nothing to amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oopPOkUpDQA Recently I’ve more time and really focused on getting the hang of it and it’s a great addition to Park’s Camera Packages. In doing weddings videography, I think we’re going to test it as a behind the scenes camera and to some time-lapse photography of brides and grooms getting ready and using it as an aerial camera in the church. Back in February, we taped the Subnotics at the Jazz Cafe in Wilkes-Barre for a concert and in hindsight it would have been a great overhead or even better over the drummer shot. They always seem to get lost in the back! It’s a great little camera and I’m happy I’ve got the time to finally realize...
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NAB 2012 and BEA 2012 Wrap-Up

NAB 2012 and BEA 2012 Wrap-Up

There’s a lot to be said about this year’s NAB show, so I’ll try not to rehash a lot of it. As a disclosure, I’m a professor full time, so a lot of NAB for me is ‘What do my kids need to know about the next 2-4 years of media?’ Why? Because any further out and it will all have changed anyway! From the Park’s stand point, I’m looking at “How do we develop as storytellers?” We’re a doc company first, so using the camera to tell the story of (fill in the blank) is important.  Any insight is a plus! 4K-Resolution and Revolution All that said, one stood out most to me was the stunning 4K prototype reference monitors from Canon and 4K over all. There were some aerial city shots from a 4K camera and the images were stunning! You could see the individual cars with great detail and no blur in headlights. It almost looked animated it was so sharp. ...
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