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Rob Lohman October 18th, 2004 07:35 AM

Thank you for the explenation Marcus. I have no doubt the
resolution will be better than the NTSC camera.

Jacques Mersereau October 23rd, 2004 06:27 PM

Charles McConathy
Not a valid news source, but this from the Avid L's trusty list member Bob Zelin:

> It is with my greatest regret that I must inform you on today Saturday
> 10/23/04,
> Charles McConathy, President of ProMax, has died.
> Charles has been instrumental in the establishment of inovative products,
> and low cost systems, that has
> revolutionized the way we do business today. Charles knew what customer
> support meant, and when you
> had trouble, you could go right to the top, right to him, to get things
> resolved.
> I am sure that you may recall his posts, directly on these forums. He was
> just not a businessman, he was actually
> interesed in what we did, and carried on regular correspondence with many
> us, to keep his feet "in the street", to know
> what we wanted. Charles made ProMax a great company. And Charles was a
> great friend to many of us. Although
> he was President of a big company, he was just one of the guys.
> He will be greatly missed. Certainly by me.
> With deepest regrets -
> Bob Zelin

I met Charles first on the DV-L list and later in person at the first DV Expo
and at NAB many times. He was a true scholar, gentleman and took everything
he did to the highest level. He spent hours online helping people make wise
choices and even developed his own solutions when none existed.
The customer was always number 1. Promax solutions worked
when nothing else really did. At NAB this year, the Promax party came to its
feet when Charlie took the stage and cried when HE THANKED US all for
all the love and support he'd received since being afflicted with cancer.

I will truly miss him and my deep sympathies go out to his family, his Promax
family and his Internet family.

Chris Hurd October 23rd, 2004 11:11 PM

Very sad indeed. I've known Charles for years and trade shows recently just haven't been the same without him. NAB this year was the last time I saw him as well, Jacques. We've all been fearing the worst and now it's happened. He did put up a strong, valiant fight though. He'll be sorely missed.

Jeff Donald October 24th, 2004 10:24 AM

I met Charles McConathy years ago at one of the first NAB conventions I attended. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Jacques Mersereau October 26th, 2004 07:44 AM

Here is a message that Charles sent to the Avid L a few weeks ago.

On Sept. 7, 2004, Charles McConathy wrote:

"Below is a list of items that I feel can improve most people's health...
- If you have an illness Trust in God and never give up hope.
- Take time each day for devotion.
- Stress - find ways to reduce stress - very important.
- Rest - try to get two hours of your nightly sleep before midnight.
- Avoid sugar, coffee, soft drinks, and snack foods - read the labels.
- Exercise - at a very minimum walk a mile a day.
- Lose weight if needed - be careful of low carb diets like Atkins--they might work now but could have other long term issues.

- If you smoke - STOP - Cancer of the lungs is serious - as seen on the Oprah segment first hand.
- Take a sack lunch to work versus going for fast food.
- Get 20 to 30 minutes of sunshine each day - good for Vitamin D that helps absorption of vitamins .
- Keep a window open day and night for fresh air - disease does not thrive in oxygen.
- Drink pure water - try to drink 64 ounces a day of pure water-without chlorine or fluoride - I drink spring water ..
- Be aware of the effects of mercury in your system - avoid certain fish.
- Eat more raw foods - cooked food tends to kill enzymes - try to get organically grown produce when possible
- Learn about enzymes and how important they are to your health.
- Use flax seed oil on salads with lemon juice - avoid iceberg lettuce - use darker leaf vegetables.
- Eat more berries and fruits such bananas, apples, apricots, peaches, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, and melon.
- Include almonds, sun flower seeds, and cashews in your diet.
- Use extra virgin olive oil for cooking.
- Use sea salt vs table salt.
- Eat less packaged and fried foods.
- Drink freshly made vegetable juices - such as blends of carrot, apple, beet, celery, spinach, onion, and garlic.
- Avoid or reduce animal fat in your diet - eat more fish or chicken vs beef or pork .
- Use almond, soy, or rice milk vs cow milk - cow milk often has hormones and other issues.
- Be very careful of the chemicals you use in your home or work.
- Study your personal need of supplemental vitamins and minerals.
- Have your blood tested - I go to a Natural Doctor that shows me my blood cells on a monitor - very revealing.
- Learn to test your saliva and urine using PH paper - easy to do - better to be 6 to 7 PH vs acidic - cancer likes acidic.

- Depending on your age - get a colonoscopy every five years and regular check ups.
- Learn about parasites and yeast and how they affect you.
- Remember that a lot of diseases start in the colon and liver - learn how to cleanse your colon and liver.
- Learn how to boost your immune system through foods, vitamins, minerals, and herbs.
- Try researching subjects on Google...its amazing what you can find. "

Robert Flanagan October 29th, 2004 08:24 PM

"Genius or Bust"
Exciting, beautiful, shocking, hilarious, CRAZY, and truly an inspiration. Meyer will be missed.

Chris Hurd November 5th, 2004 09:20 AM

HDV Unwrapped presentation in NYC
The New York SMPTE Chapter presents "HDV Unwrapped"

Wednesday, 10 Nov 2004 at 6:30pm (social hour at 5:30pm)

Postworks at 100 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor

Ken Freed, JVC
Hugo Gaggioni, SONY Corporation

"Has affordable HD production really arrived? Why not? When HD cameras are available below $10K and some even below $4K. Representatives from two manufacturers who are leading proponents of the HD format will take you through their product offerings and work flow philosophies. Learn where HDV fits in the world of HDTV and is it right for you."

This is open to guests and non-members. Wish I could go!

See http://www.mte.com/nysmpte/meetings/mtg0411.htm

Jose di Cani November 9th, 2004 06:08 AM

list of HD movies
films that are shot with HD cams>>>>> click on the link


Ken Hodson November 9th, 2004 06:25 PM

This is a HDV forum, not HD.

Steve Crisdale November 9th, 2004 08:57 PM

<<<-- Originally posted by Ken Hodson : This is a HDV forum, not HD. -->>>

Perhaps the subtlety of the point, that there's in actual fact a quite extensive list of HD to film releases as well as HD dramas, comedies, documentaries, mini-series etc, etc, etc not being planned but already in the can, even though responders to threads here constantly ask "but what can I use HD/HDV video for?" escapes you Ken....

I for one appreciated seeing that the list, though extensive was really only representative, because there's far more HD programming, movies etc that I'm aware of here in Oz than what was credited.

After watching Kaku's FX1 clips on my HDTV, then watching CSI as a direct comparison, the HDV m2t was superior in many visual aspects..... so expect many more HD/HDV items to be added to that list once this cams impact really hits!!!

Richard Veil November 10th, 2004 12:45 PM

DV Expo LA California DEC 8-10

Come on out and visit me at the Chimera Booth 547 at the Staples Center.
We have some great stuff to help you create "Perfect Lighting"
Plus there are many other great vendors at this show.

You should be able to get a free pass compliments of www.chimeralighting.com if you go to this link


Strength and honor.

Richard Veil

Jacques Mersereau November 12th, 2004 02:03 PM

<<<-- Originally posted by Ken Hodson : This is a HDV forum, not HD. -->>>

Actually it is the news forum and if the news is HD you can certainly post it . . .
HDV too if that's all the budget you have ;)

Daniel Berube November 27th, 2004 10:55 PM

"HD in MOTION" Industry Event
Spread Holiday Cheer with the BOSFCPUG!

The Boston Final Cut Pro User Group, HB Communications and Boris FX invite you to combine cutting edge innovations in HD editing and motion graphics with a few cocktails while networking with Boston's filmmaking and motion design community. See firsthand the powerful features in Final Cut Pro HD, Boris Continuum Complete and Motion, Apple's high-performance motion graphic design and production application.

"HD in MOTION" Industry Event and Party
Where: Parris (enter through Ned Devine's), One Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market Building 2nd Floor
When:_ Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Times: Doors Open at 6 pm; 6:30 pm-9:30 pm; party following with DJ music
Cost: $5 donation (open to the public)

Join us for presentations on how three time Academy Award-winning editor Walter Murch uses Final Cut Pro and what this means for Cinema; how Apple's motion graphics software MOTION works as a creative powerhouse with plug-ins like Boris Continuum Complete; and how AJA's new Kona 2 capture card was used with Final Cut Pro HD to cover baseball from the MLB Division Series through the World Series Championship Games.

After the presentations, stay for a party to socialize with your peers and enjoy the music.

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. After the presentations, stay to socialize with your peers, pick the brains of industry gurus or just enjoy the music. Holiday Raffle features the AJA Io LD, the new FireStore FS-4 portable hard disk recorder, Boris Continuum Complete and other cool prizes.

For complete info and to register to attend, please visit:

See you December 14th!

Marcin Tyszka November 30th, 2004 10:02 PM

Are you awaRE OF ANY OTHER SCREENINGS?? I want to come:) I got this post way too late

Josh Mitchell November 30th, 2004 10:18 PM

We're having one in Boston next week but the best way to find them in NYC is to keep an eye out on http://www.craigslist.com and read The Village Voice.


Watch our short CELL PHONES & ACTION FIGURES - http://www.ifilm.com/filmdetail/2458986

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