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Digital Production Buzz — May 26, 2011

Paul (“Burf”) Burfitt, Philip Hodgetts, Tom Coughlin, and Phil Ritti

HEADLINES: Creating a new production company in Australia, does automating text transcripts really work?, the Creative Media Storage conference, and new solutions for media archiving. All this, plus Pick Our Brains, on this week’s show!

This week’s episode of the world’s only interactive talk radio program covering Digital Production, Post-Production and Distribution is filled with information and entertainment designed for the independent filmmaker or industry professional.

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Join host Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton, as they talk with:

Paul (“Burf”) Burfitt, Founder, Project 64

Paul Burfitt launched his newest venture – Project 64 – only 18 months ago. Now, he produces four hours of finished content a week from two home studios. He also likes going on location from his home in Australia. His next challenge is creating a live, online broadcast originating from a backpack! This could either be really cool, or end up surrounded by old, smelly sox.

Phillip Hodgetts, CEO, Intelligent Assistance

Adobe Systems brought automated text transcripts to the masses with the release of Production Premium CS4 a couple of years ago. Since then, the process of automating transcripts has rapidly improved. Regular Buzz contributor, Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Intelligent Assistance, joins us this week to assess the current state of the industry. Because, to documentary producers, nothing helps define the story like getting an accurate transcript of all your interviews.

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin & Associates, Inc.

The Creative Storage Conference is coming up on June 28 and Tom Coughlin, president of Coughlin & Associates, Inc., is the organizer of the event. The Conference focuses on digital storage products and requirements for various activities from content capture, postproduction, content distribution and content archiving, preservation and digital asset management.  Major companies focusing on digital storage for this industry will be there. This week, we talk with Tom about the latest news in storage and his offer to provide TEN free conference passes to Buzz listeners.

Phil Ritti, President, Cache-A

Keeping with our theme of looking at the latest in storage, reminds us that we also need to consider long-term archiving, something we’ve been discussing for a while. Phil Ritti, president of Cache-A, joins us to discuss their latest round of archiving products based on LTO-5 technology. We want to learn why archiving gear is so expensive, why we need more than just a tape drive, and what the significance is of the newly-announced LTFS file system that allows a tape drive to display files like a hard disk. No one knows the answers better than Phil.

You can’t find people or interviews like this anywhere else! It’s another fascinating show.
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