Maybe I'm showing my age, but I still can't wrap my head around a one terabyte portable bus-powered hard drive. I remember when 9 gig drives were the standard high capacity drive, and honestly it wasn't that long ago. So for those who need massive portable storage, like editing in the field with a laptop, check out the details of LaCie's 1TB Little Big Disk below.
From a LaCie Press Release:
Little Big Disk Quadra 1TB: Small, Mighty and Full of Capacity
Powerful, handheld storage device available up to 1TB
Today Rode announced a new shotgun mic model, the NTG-3. An interesting feature on this mic is the moisture-proof design, allowing the use of this shotgun mic in humid and rainy field conditions without having to worry about condensation building up on the diaphragm. We should probably point out that this does not make the mic waterproof (you still don't want to get it wet) :)
More details on Rode's offering below:
From A Rode Press Release:
Introducing the new NTG-3 - a precision, broadcast-grade shotgun microphone from RDE Microphones.
Avid released a new version of it's flagship software, Media Composer 3.0, as well as most of it's editing line up. Of note, the new price of Media Composer 3.0 software of $2,495 is half the cost of the previous version, making high end Avid editing a bit more accessible to independent videographers.
From an Avid Press Release:
On a brief stopover from our Portland Conference (which went very well, by the way, thanks for asking) we stopped by the storage providers LaCie to take a look at some of their new products. While the company headquarters is in France; the US operation, where they run tech support, sales, and still have a factory that assembles their product is located in Hillsboro Oregon.
Adobe has released a sneak peak at their upcoming version of Soundbooth. The speech recognition software looks to be especially useful. If you currently own CS3 you can unlock the public beta until CS4 comes out, all others can try it for 48 hours, so check it out!
From an Adobe Press Release:
The Soundbooth beta showcases a host of new features for creative professionals to complete their audio
production tasks more efficiently, including the new multiple track support which allows users to edit
reprinted from a KRK Systems press release:
May 15th, 2008 - Chatsworth, CA - KRK Systems, the worlds leading manufacturer of powered recording monitors, launched the second generation of their industry-standard Rokit monitor. The second generation Rokit incorporates several technologies from the companys flagship VXT and E8B lines, including radically radiused edges along the front of the cabinet. The new Rokits replace the current Rokit 5, 6 and 8 models.
Reprinted from an iStockphoto press release:
Today, iStockphoto, the company that revolutionized the stock photography market by offering images online for prices as low as $1, announced it will add royalty-free audio tracks to its collection of downloadable stock content in September 2008. In so doing, iStockphoto will become the first company to offer stock imagery, video footage, vector illustrations, Flash files and audio for purchase under one payment model, on one convenient site.
Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced the next-generation of its high-performance storage disk arrays Avid VideoRAID ST and Avid VideoRAID SR solutions which combine real-time performance, cost-effective SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) drive technology, and the security of fail-safe data protection in the event of a disk drive failure.