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The Woes of Using Firewire

September 27th, 2012 / By Angelo Lorenzo / 1 Comment

Don’t get me wrong, Firewire is great. But just like anything in life there are things that drive me absolutely batty when using Firewire on set. I’ve replaced my colleague, Ryan Kahm, on the set of Blue Potato here in northern Maine as DIT only to find, and tackle, two annoyances with Firewire. Daisy chaining…

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Free Download: DIT Camera Report Excel Spreadsheet

September 12th, 2012 / By Angelo Lorenzo / No Comments

The dreaded part of any digital imaging tech’s existence: the DIT camera report. After working as DIT on several sub-million dollar budget features, television pilots, commercials, and other smaller productions I’ve developed a DIT camera report that helps me keep track of the footage I’ve processed and gives the editor or assistant editor enough information…

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New HEVC/H.265 Compression Twice as Efficient as AVC/H.264

September 4th, 2012 / By Angelo Lorenzo / No Comments

Publicly show earlier in February, the new HEVC/H.265 compression scheme is moving closer towards becoming the next standard in high definition video. A recent study by Philippe Hanhart, Martin Rerabek, Francesca De Simone, and Touradj Ebrahimi not only took HEVC/H.265 through the paces technically but scored it against 30 subjective human viewers. The conclusion: HEVC…

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