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Digital Video Expo is produced by the editors of DV and Videography magazines and the Creative Planet Community sites. Targeted at the independent film industr,y this three-day program includes tracks on tapeless production, 3D production, and web video, as well training sessions such as the RED Boot Camp, Digital Camera Supersession, and Lighting Workshop.

The Digital Production BuZZ will be covering DV Expo with LIVE shows direct from the Pasadena Convention Center - PLUS a special report that week on The BuZZ!

We are live - at booth 130 - at DV Expo. Stop by and say hello - or listen to our special show coverage, detailed below.

Sept 29, 2010

Digital Video Expo - Day 1

The Expo Begins

Digital Video Expo 2010 is a buzz with talk of 3D video, HDSLR cameras and workflow, and lots of interesting products from companies you may not have heard from. Here's the first of our special reports.

Join host Larry Jordan, live from our booth on the show floor, as he talks with:

  • David Williams, editor of DV Magazine, about what's hot at the DV Expo conferences this year.
  • Ned Soltz, contributing editor for DV Magazine, about new technology on the show floor, and the benefits of attending an industry-focused event like this.
  • Tim Smith, manager of the professional engineering and solutions team for Canon, about two new Canon cameras, plus an extended discussion of why sensor size makes a difference in your images when using HDSLR cameras. If you are planning on buying or using a DSLR camera, you need to listen to what Tim is saying.
  • Bruce Dorn, lead designer, IDC, is the keynote speaker for this year's Digital Video Expo. He and Larry discuss the challenges of working with HDSLR cameras, along with a preview of his upcoming keynote speech.
  • Lon Parker, lead video inspector for iStockPhoto, about the challenges of making sure royalty-free video is safe to buy... and sell. He shares with us the legal hoops that suppliers need to consider, along with tips producers need to keep in mind if they want to sell their images to a wider market.
  • Drew Henderson, CEO of Alzo Video, manufactures and sells lighting gear for filmmakers on a budget. We talk about the new trend toward LED lighting and what to look for when picking gear.
  • Kate Logan, marketing associate, and Alan Natale, program director of the new media editing program, at Video Symphony, stop by to showcase the new training courses and podcast created by Video Symphony.

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These are fascinating interviews, filled with ideas and technology-in-depth that you can't get anywhere else. Be sure to listen to all our DV Expo shows.

These Digital Video Expo special reports are sponsored by Data Robotics, makers of Drobo, and we are grateful!

Sept 30, 2010

Digital Video Expo Show 2 - The Expo Continues

Digital Video Expo 2010 is abuzz with new products and gear. Here's the second of our special reports live from DV Expo!

Join host Larry Jordan, live from our booth on the show floor, as he talks with:

  • Michael Horton, Co-Host of the Digital Production BuZZ and Founder of LAFCPUG, (Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group) stops by to talk to with host, Larry Jordan, about the recent Supermeet and this year's DV Expo experience.
  • Jan Crittenden Livingston is Panasonic Broadcasté─˘s Product Line Business Manager for the companyé─˘s growing line of 3D and camcorders. She talks about two of the most highly anticipated camera introductions of recent years, the AG-3DA1 3D HD camcorder and the AG-AF100, the first professional micro 4/3-inch video camcorder optimized for professional high-definition video recording. She talks tech and gives us a rare inside glimpse at the company's camera development process.
  • Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor for DV Magazine and Videography Magazine, had the opportunity to take a test-drive with Panasonic's new AG-AF100.
  • Bruce Master is the senior program manager, tape storage systems for IBM. IBM, HP and Quantum first developed the specification for the LTO (Linear Tape Open) format for storage and archiving about ten years ago. The new LTO-5 technology includes the brand-new ability to drag and drop files, as well as have the contents of an LTO tape look just like a hard disk. With the ability to safely store media for decades!
  • Steven Tiffen, the President and CEO of Tiffen talks about their award-winning camera filters and brief us about new products from Tiffen, Lowell Lights, Steadicam Stabilizers and more.
  • Paul Holtz, president and CEO of Class on Demand, produces self-paced training materials for the creative and media industries. His company has just introduced a new online-based training system.
  • Philip Hodgetts, long known for his cutting-edge technical expertise, addresses an enthusiastic crowd at DV Expo with a talk entitled, "The New Now - Surviving the Changing Business of Production." In other words, Philip has lots of ideas on how to get work.
  • Doug Pircher, is the CEO of International Supplies which distributes a wide array of products to the entertainment industry. Did you know that deigital cameras stop working when the temperature gets below freezing. so, Doug briefs us about the Camera Duck, which helps videographers protect their cameras from the elements and control temperature that affect performance.
  • Dave Williams, editor of DV Magazine and Conference Chair for the DV Expo 2010 with a list of his favorite new products from this year's DV Expo.

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These Digital Video Expo special reports are sponsored by Data Robotics, makers of Drobo, and we are grateful!

Oct 1, 2010

Digital Video Expo Show 3 - The Expo Wraps Up

Stay tuned for more postings coming soon!


Digital Production Buzz




Buzz Sep. 23, 2010

Why? Is 3D for more than just theatrical films? How can we use this new gear to make money? And what will Panasonic be showing at DV Expo next week? Jan Crittenden-Livingston, product line business manager for Panasonic, joins us this week to discuss all these issues.

[Jan's Interview]


Buzz Sep. 23, 2010

Jay Holben, technical editor for DV Magazine, splits his time between reviewing the latest technology gear and as a director of photography for a variety of independent feature films. Next week, at DV Expo, Jay is teaching a one-day course on lighting for digital video. We talk with him this week about the challenges of lighting in the new digital medium.

[Jay's Interview]


Buzz Sep. 16, 2010

Jessica Sitomer, president of the Greenlight Coach, brings with her a basketful of techniques you can use in presenting yourself on the job market. Specifically, with DV Expo coming up, she shows us how to work a conference. If getting yourself employed is on your To-Do list for this week, you need to listen to what Jessica has to say!

[Jessica's Interview]


Buzz Sep. 9, 2010

Ned Soltz is renowned for his ability to explain technology for a wide variety of industry publications. This time, however, we want to focus on an emerging technology that can benefit filmmakers - using mobile devices to create content. New apps are appearing every day, and Ned joins us to talk about his favorites.

[Ned's Interview]


Buzz Sep. 2, 2010

Senior Vice-president for Marketing and Business Development, Omneon and joined the company in April 2003. Geoff joins us to explain how playout servers can help us to distribute our videos.

[Geoff's Interview]


Buzz Aug. 26, 2010

Dave Williams is not only the editor for DV Magazine and, he's also in charge of the conference track at the up-coming Digital Video Expo in Pasadena this September. He joins us this week to give us a preview of what they'll be showcasing. (And we'll give you a hint: think DSLR and 3D!)

[Dave's Interview]


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