Thursday News & Notes with RC
Hey everyone! With Scott being out, I figured i’d jump in here and share a couple of things that i’ve found on the internet that I think you guys would enjoy
Zacuto Knocking it out of the Park: The 2010 Shootout
The folks over at Zacuto have been doing a bangup job at this passion project of theirs: The HD DSLR Shootout of 2010. As you know, there are a ton of people out there that are using DSLR cameras in the world of video. One of the common arguments that you’ve seen in this space is the comparisons between what these DSLR cameras can do and what traditional film in this space can do. The guys over at Zacuto decided that they would make a series that was impartial to vendors and actually go out and test the cameras with some of the best people in the industry. The results are a series of videos that showcase the power of the DSLR in the video space.
What I am liking about this test is that there are a couple of cool surprises that have come to light with these tests. Rather than spoil it for everyone, I encourage you guys to click on the link below and check out the videos for yourself. I’d specifically recommend the second video in the series – that’s a good find.
Adobe Labs Announces Gala – Flash Player 10
One of the biggest problems with Flash on the Mac Platform has always been the fact that Apple’s OS never really allowed Flash to access the inner workings of their GPU hardware. This usually results in a really choppy/inefficient running of Flash on the mac side. Recently, Apple has allowed access to such things, and Adobe has jumped all over it, releasing this new preview of their player- code named “Gala”. This will be something that developers can take more advantage of than the average person, but it’s important to everyone in that the performance problems that many have complained about on the Mac side could become a thing of the past.
Terry White Reviews the Ipad Connection Kit
Friend of the blog Terry White has gone and done a great review of the Camera Connection kit for the new Apple Ipad over on his blog. This kit will allow people to upload images (and RAW files, which im pumped about) onto their Ipad’s for review. What makes me excited about this is that this takes the Ipad and now turns it into a more compelling tool in a digital photographers arsenal. I was really looking forward to the Ipad being more of a computer – running stuff like Lightroom on it. While it’s not the case.. having something like this can definitely open the door for people to incorporate it into their workflow. Check it out at the link below:
Layers has Gone through a Redesign and a CS5 Learning Center was Born
Those of you who follow this blog probably know that last week, Scott and the Photoshop guys did a series of live webinars that served as a complement to the Photoshop CS5 Learning Center we launched. One of the questions that we got during that was “How about all of the other apps.. whats new with them?”
We took the moment to do two things at once: We were able to launch a new look to Layers Magazine, as well as stuff it with all sorts of videos on tons of CS5 videos for many of the popular applications. If you are wondering whats new in the world of Illustrator, Indesign, Flash Catalyst, Premiere, After Effects.. this is the place for you! This is also a good place for you to check out the podcast I do every week with Corey Barker – our Layers TV podcast. Click on the links below to get to them: