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Old January 9th, 2003, 09:43 AM   #16
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Old January 10th, 2003, 08:27 AM   #17
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Old January 10th, 2003, 11:37 AM   #18
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This is very interesting. Somewhat along the business model as, except with video.
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Old January 10th, 2003, 11:46 AM   #19
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A good idea

But, a little pricey.
If they are still around, I'll try them this fall.
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Old January 13th, 2003, 11:18 AM   #20
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This is good news!

I've spent a fair amount of time this past month working with Vegas Video 3. I've had this program for nearly a year and basically never touched it because. . . well. . . I have two really good midi/audio recording programs. Vegas Video does nothing with midi, and my studio is total a midi setup!

Until I decided to explore the video capabilities of Vegas Video 3!

I'm one happy camper with this program with regards to the video editing I've accomplished this past month (simple as it may be)! I will, of course, score any incidential music using the other programs. But then I'll mixdown all sound/music and video using Vegas Video 3. This program has not crashed on me once. . . yet! (Watch, now that I've said this, my computer is going to blow up!)

Vegas Video 4?!?!? I'll work extra overtime to shell out $$$ for that upgrade! It is also my understanding that Sonic Foundry will be offering a DVD authoring program as well. . . DVD Architect.

This is great news!

Here's a link to the news on Vegas 4.0

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Old January 13th, 2003, 02:31 PM   #21
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CNN Picks Jaguar as TOP Software of 2002

CNN Money picks Mac OS X Jaguar as the best software of 2002. The writer calls it Quite simply, Jaguar is Unix for the masses -- a consumer version of the most stable operating system on the planet. Read the whole article here

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Old January 13th, 2003, 04:26 PM   #22
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I can attest to VV3's stability. NOT ONE crash since I first started using it over a year ago!!
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Old January 14th, 2003, 12:26 AM   #23
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Nice link, Ed. For a better version of the DVD Architect screen shot on the site, go to its actual URL:

(If you use Internet Explorer and you have the auto-resize pictures function enabled, click the expand button in the lower right-hand corner of the picture.)
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Old January 14th, 2003, 10:04 PM   #24
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New York Underground Film Festival seeks Filmmakers

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently organizing a panel discussion about DVD authoring and distribution for The New York Underground Film Festival ( ) and The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers ( ) this March. I am currently trying to find someone to speak on the panel who is a filmmaker that has made a movie specifically for the DVD format. I mean someone who organized the production, technique, and style of their work to fit in with the technical specs of the DVD format and features like multiple angles, multiple soundtracks, scripting, menus, and subtitles. I'm looking for someone who has done more than just produced a film and then encoded it into MPEG2 and added subtitles and commentary in post. I guess you could say that I'm looking for content that is more interactive than a traditional film.
Ideally, this person has made content that would fit in a film festival environment - especially, at the NYUFF, which is known for avant-garde and challenging fare. Any marketing, industrial, or event content will not really be appropriate. And, yes, I am aware that much of that type of content utilizes the advanced features of the DVD spec.
Basically, I'm looking for evidence that DVD technology can change the actual filmmaking form and not just distribution methods. I'm hoping that someone on this list is, or knows someone who is, producing something that fits within these guidelines. If so, and they'll be in New York City on March 8, I'd like to hear more about the project.

I should also specify that is not a "call for entries" for the festival. Inclusion on this panel would not mean that your work would screen at the festival outside of the panel.

Thanks very much.

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Old January 19th, 2003, 09:39 AM   #25
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New Sales Channel for Your Content

I can't recall how I got there but but I can tell you how to do it:
This group, which includes developers of the original Media Cleaner app, will convert your tape master to DVD for on demand production and delivery. They set up your e-store, complete with movie trailer, handle packaging and payment and mail you your share at month end. It's a very interesting alternative for those looking to sell content but unwilling to risk building inventory in advance of sales. They ship within 50 states but not yet outside the US, and although you can live anywhere as the content creator, you need a US Tax ID and a US postal address to get paid.
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Old January 19th, 2003, 10:00 AM   #26
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Before you try them ask to see their sales figures and their web statistics - how many hits do they get for instance?

If these figures are not large you'd be better off trying the same thing yourself.

Distribution and promotion is a complex field (and expensive) and cannot really be served best across only one medium!

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Old January 24th, 2003, 07:18 PM   #27
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Sarasota Film Festival

This weekend starts the Sarasota Film Festival
in Sarasota FL. The entire event is being hosted at the newly
opened Regal 20. The site lists over 140 films (short and feature length).

Jan 24 - Feb 2.

I may try to get there Sunday. I've about 4 hours from where I live.
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Old January 26th, 2003, 10:16 PM   #28
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Samy’s Camera hosts LA DV Camp Filmmaking Workshop

(Los Angeles) Samy’s Camera has partnered with to host the upcoming LA DV Camp, a digital video filmmaking workshop, slated February 15 and 16 at Samy’s Camera, 431 S. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles 90036.

This two-day, hands-on event is taught by working industry professionals. Students learn camera techniques, lighting, audio recording, soundtrack creation, editing, and principles of directing dramatic scenes. Samy’s Camera will provide all workshop participants discounts on selected sales and rental camcorders and accessories.

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Old January 27th, 2003, 02:59 AM   #29
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I bought it last week, as some of my friends shoot footage for me (with their cameras) and when I edit this into my cameras footage their hiss is much louder.

It seems to drop the hiss and noise but it also drops all the levels (dialogue included) so its hard to tell how good it is just yet. Need to do smoe more experimenting.

Anyone else tried it yet?
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Old January 27th, 2003, 07:35 PM   #30
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New JVC Hi-Def DV Camera!!!!!!!

New JVC Hi-Def DV Camera!!!!!!!

Hello guys....

if you've been wondering if HD will ever be possible using Mini DV tapes in a consumer camcorder------ you'll have to see this page (your wait is over)

It seems it will be available by March.....Canon will have to release a HD GL soon or else..............

I will definitely be buying one of these things..........only 6 more weeks!
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