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  • Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter (STAE121)
    Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter (STAE121)
    Seagate

    You can make a Thunderbolt adapter for your RED SSD Reader with this!

  • Lucky Peach Issue 3
    Lucky Peach Issue 3
    McSweeney's Insatiables

    This is a foodie magazine beyond compare! Current Issues are under $10, issue #1 is over $185 today!

  • On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
    On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
    by Harold McGee
  • Bongo Ties ~ 10 Pack
    Bongo Ties ~ 10 Pack
    Bongo

    Bongo Ties - What would I do without them!

  • Delkin Devices DDSS-SCOPE2 Complete Digital SLR SensorScope Cleaning System
    Delkin Devices DDSS-SCOPE2 Complete Digital SLR SensorScope Cleaning System
    Delkin
  • Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso - w/zippered nylon tote bag
    Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso - w/zippered nylon tote bag
    Aerobie

    This is an awesome little coffee maker, the best, least bitter coffee I have ever made!

  • Ruhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques 100 Recipes A Cook's Manifesto
    Ruhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques 100 Recipes A Cook's Manifesto
    by Michael Ruhlman

    See my post in the Food blog, if I was going to recomend one book for a cook who wants to improve, this would be it!

  • The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
    The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
    by Timothy Ferriss

    A very sensible guide to eating that doesn't feel like a diet and provides results!

Monday
Apr162012

RouteCase┬« Mini Location Switcher

Okay I am probably geeking out over all the new NAB 2012 stuff I am seeing from my home computer. I couldn't go to NAB at the last minute and I am watching live.twit.tv - it is really good coverage. I am seeing stuff I might have missed if I was there.

This is a product I thought my buddies in the live show buisness would like. It is the RouteCase it is a briefcase sized HD switcher that also has a small mixer in it. It look pretty cool, so anyway now I have a bookmark for future reference. If I was doing a small meeting and had a few HD cameras and a computer to switch from this look like something that might be handy.

http://www.sislive.tv/portable-production-studio.php

Monday
Apr162012

AJA Io XT & T-Tap

AJA announced new devices today at NAB 2012, the T-Tap and Io XT.

The Io XT is a compact Thunderbolt IO device that allows you to edit HD on your Thunderbolt Mac with inputs and outputs (IO) for HD-SDI and HDMI. You can also loop through your Thunderbolt drives through the Io XT since it has 2 Thunderbolt connections on it.

http://www.aja.com/en/products/io-xt/#/overview

T-Tap is a Thunderbolt output to HD-SDI and HDMI including 3D capable, with embedded 5.1 and 7.1 audio. Smaller than a deck of cards and less than $250. Sounds like a heck of a deal. http://www.aja.com/en/articles/172/   

Video Outputs:

  • 1x SDI output
  • 1x HDMI v1.3 output (Compressed 3D support)

Supported Formats:

  • 8-bit 4:2:2 and 10-bit 4:2:2 in the following formats:
  • 525i 29.97
  • 625i 25
  • 720P 50,59.94,60
  • 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
  • 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
  • 2K 1080p 23.98, 24, 25
  • 2K 1080PsF 24, 25
Monday
Apr162012

JVC Blu-ray Recorder, HD-SDI Input

This looks interesting, this was from a JVC press release:
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced the SR-HD2500US, the latest model in its successful line of high performance professional combo decks. With its built-in Blu-ray recorder and 500 GB hard drive, the unit provides easy duplication and disc authoring without a PC. Plus, it features an HD/SD-SDI input, which allows it to connect to most professional video systems and provide direct recording of a live signal to Blu-ray disc.
The SR-HD2500US offers a number of upgrades over JVC’s previous Blu-ray combo decks. For example, time code mode allows producers to a create a “window burn” of the time code embedded in the SDI signal. It is an easy way to create high-quality dailies and client review copies – and the window burn is in the picture area, making it far less attractive for unauthorized use.

 

Monday
Apr162012

Blackmagic Cinema Camera - $2,995

Blackmagic Cinema Camera 

"Get one of the world’s finest digital film cameras with a beautiful design that features a machined aluminum chassis, interchangeable optics, high resolution 2.5K sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and 12-bit RAW uncompressed and compressed ProRes and DNxHD file formats! Includes sun shield, power supply, carry strap, UltraScope waveform monitoring software and a full version of DaVinci Resolve Software for Mac OS X and Windows."

I made an excerpt of the pertinent information below, because the Blackmagic site is just getting hammered right now. Hey it is the first day of NAB 2012!

Lens Mount EF and ZF mount compatible with electronic iris control
Sensor Size 16.64 mm x 14.04 mm
 

Sensor Size - Active 15.6 mm x 8.8 mm 

Comparison, Panasonic AF100 is Approx. 17.8 mm (H) x Approx. 10.0 mm (V)

Sensor Resolution 2592 x 2192
Storage Type Removable 2.5” SSD
Uncompressed Recording Formats RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG
 

Compressed Recording FormatsApple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. 

All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.

Wednesday
Apr112012

B&H Photo in Streetview

B&H Photo via Streetview, this link lets you do a virtual tour of this famous photo store. Since they are closed until the 27th of April for Jewish High Holidays it is the only way you can see it right now!