It's not too often you see a sale of this magnitude: recently released DVDit Pro HD is 65% off, now $199.99. Wow! The sale also includes reduced prices for Digital Media Studio, Toast 7 Titanium, MyDVD 8 Premier, Popcorn 2 and more. Also, the holiday sale is limited to download versions of the software titles, but for a relatively small fee you can add a back-up disc or back-up download for future use. According to Roxio's website, this is, of course, a limited time offer.
If you haven't done it yet, get your marathon shooting-editing-downloading skills ready... Doritos the chip people, (corporate family Frito-Lay), is looking for videographers to create a commercial that will air on the upcoming Super Bowl. This is your chance to have your video skills seen by millions of people. The Doritos group is known for debuting awesome commercials during the SuperBowl, so if you're hoping to make the big time, you better move fast.
reprinted from a Primera Technology press release:Primera(r) Announces Lower Pricing on Water-Resistant Media TuffCoat(TM) with WaterShield(TM) CD-R and DVD-R prices drop by up to 21 percent. PLYMOUTH, MN, USA (November 29, 2006) - Primera Technology, Inc., the world's leading developer and manufacturer of CD/DVD duplication and printing equipment, today announced new, lower pricing on its TuffCoat with WaterShield surface media.
If you're a fan of TuffCoat with WaterShield CD and DVD media, you'll be excited to know that Primera has discounted the price up to 21% off the original sticker price for CD-Rs and 13% on DVD-Rs. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the TuffCoat discs, they're basically a higher quality inkjet printable media with a water/smear resistant surface.
In our News & Technology segment with Mark and Derek, JVC's announces a new pro HD camcorder, AJA introduces a miniature converter for H-D-M-I as well as news from Sorenson, Bella, Final Draft and Alienware.
In our Tips & Techniques segment, John and Mark look at "The Business of Video" with some good ideas to make your video make money for you.
Nat Tiffen, founder of the Tiffen Company (1938), passed away peacefully on November 21st. Mr. Tiffen, whose wife, Helen passed away in 2004, is survived by his four children, Ira, Barbara, Sandra and Steven and eleven grandchildren. Videomaker Magazine would like to express our condolences to the Tiffen family. He was a trailblazer in the film and video industry and an inspiration to us all.
reprinted from a Tiffen press release:Hauppauge, NY, November 21, 2006 - Steven Tiffen, president of The Tiffen Company, today announced the passing of his father, and company founder, Nat Tiffen. The senior Mr. Tiffen passed away peacefully on November 21st. The Tiffen Company was founded in 1938 by Nat Tiffen, with brothers, Leo and Sol.
In our News & Technology segment with Mark and Derek, It's the "Battle of the Titans" over video-sharing. Telecom networks, Verison and Comcast, are getting into the video sharing business. Version is in talks with YouTube, while Comcast is hoping its launch of Ziddio.com will cut into the massive YouTube audience. YouTube was recently purchased by Google and we talk some more on what that means to the independent producer. We also provide details about a contest in which you can produce a music video for the band "Moby".
Video production was the main subject on the lips of a gathering of about 25 people last night in the little town of Chico California, home to Videomaker magazine and most of its staff. One of the biggest problems with being independent producers is the independence. Producers usually work alone, have an office set up in their own homes, and dont know the other producers in their area.