How many times have you been in an outdoor situation where you needed some light but there was no plug-in to be found? Or been to a shoot where they had to bring in a bulky and noisy electrical generator in order to get the power that they needed? Well, thankfully those days are just about to end thanks to LED lighting and battery technology; both of which Pelican has used to their advantage in their Remote Area Lighting Systems.
The speed of change in technology is mesmerizing It will finally give video editors the world over the ability to do what was once only possible for render farms, allowing editors to make videos that are even more mesmerizing than the technology it was edited on.
Toshiba has announced a new, tiny SSD that will almost certainly find its way into next year's flash-based camcorders, making them even smaller than this year's already-small flash-based camcorders. They are also one of the first devices to use the new mini-SATA (mSATA) device connector. Sizes are 30GB and 62GB, and volume production will begin in October.
Why so small? An advantage to having such a small device is less weight and less power consumption (typical read power consumption is 1.3W, write is 1.8W.) This will probably lead to longer battery life for the end-user.
The goal of this tutorial is to demonstrate some basic tools in developing a DVD motion menu from scratch. In our example, the motion menu will play back for 30 seconds, and the specifications will be NTSC format, using a 4:3 aspect ratio. For this tutorial, we will be creating a typical "main menu" from a feature-length movie project. The menu itself will display a 30-second clip from our movie, as well as three buttons for navigation. The three buttons will be Play Program, Scene Selection and Bonus Features.