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Digital Production Buzz – July 26, 2012

  • Shooting a Baseball Documentary in the Dominican Republic
  • Color Correction Tips
  • Sorenson Improves Sorenson 360
  • AJA KONA Cards Now Support Thunderbolt
  • Hands-on with the MacBook Pro with Retina Display

GUESTS: Jon Paley, Steve Hullfish, Eric Quanstrom, Bryce Button, and Ned Soltz

 

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Jon Paley, Co-Director, Baseball: Pelotero

In 2009, Jon Paley and a small team of documentary filmmakers traveled to the Dominican Republic to shoot a documentary about the high-stakes, high-pressure world of scouting and signing professional baseball players; kids who were just turning 16. His film is called Baseball: Pelotero and opened July 13 in New York and Los Angeles. This week, we talk with Jon about his four-year project, the gear he used, what he learned, and how he’s bringing it to market.

Steve Hullfish, Creative Director, Verascope Pictures

Noted author and colorist, Steve Hullfish, the Creative Director of Verascope Pictures, recently released his book: “The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction.” This week, we talk with Steve about the process of color grading with some tips for colorists that want to get better in their craft.

Eric Quanstrom, COO, Sorenson Media

This week, Sorenson Media updated Sorenson 360 – their online media management and distribution network – with a highly integrated review and approval process. We talk with Eric Quanstrom, COO of Sorenson Media, about why Sorenson 360 is so important to the company, the new features they added, how they’ve improved the security of the service, and a typical workflow editors can use to speed the review process.

Bryce Button, Product Marketing Manager, AJA Video Systems

This week, AJA Video Systems announced that their KONA cards fully supported the Sonnet Thunderbolt expansion chassis. This means that editors using computers that don’t allow adding PCIe cards – think iMacs and laptops – can now access KONA technology. But, there seemed a bigger story here, so we invited Bryce Button, Product Marketing Manager for AJA Video Systems to talk about what this new technology does, why development of Thunderbolt devices is taking so long, and speculate on where this technology is going in the future.

Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Digital Video magazine

OK. Just like everyone else, we’ve been lusting after the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. But, what are they REALLY like? And who has one? Duh… Our favorite technology wizard – Ned Soltz, contributing editor for Digital Video magazine. So, we asked Ned to give us his impressions on the new hardware. (He’s about to write this up for the magazine, but we figured you’d rather hear about it here, first.)

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