December 29, 2006

Save online videos with Hey!Watch and others

NewTeeVee reports on more ways to save and convert online videos, including a Techcrunch article on Hey!Watch, a robust web services for collecting online videos.

December 19, 2006

Colorista license works in all apps both Mac and Win

Among the cool things about the new Colorista color correction filter from Stu Maschwitz and Red Giant is that you get to use it on all supported on both Mac and Windows. Very generous.

I still need to check to see if rumored features were included, like minimized luma range transition zones and a control to stop/ramp the "flash" of the blacks to blue when adding blue to shadows (like telecine colorists).

December 14, 2006

Photoshop public beta

General Specialist has a short rundown and a few links. It should be posted in the wee hours tonight at

There's much more coming, so look to PS product manager John Nack to keep you updated on the best resources.

December 12, 2006

New digital photography guides from Adobe

John Nack posted on new digital photography guides from Adobe:
"Adobe has commissioned a number of digital photography guides from industry heavy hitters, covering everything from metadata to color management, digital workflow to black & white conversion."

December 7, 2006

AE script allows background renders

via ProLost...
Over at, Lloyd Alvarez posted BG Renderer, a script "that allows you to render in the background while continuing to work in After Effects 7. If you have a multi-core or -proc machine, you can render multiple frames at once for a substantial speed boost, all without any noticeable impact on your interactive work in the foreground."

December 6, 2006

2007 Visual Music Marathon: call for entries

Visual Music is fine art animation, video or film in which the visual elements are informed by musical processes. There much to be explored at Iota Center, CVM, Visual Music Blog (was Sounding Visual), Tone Color, Rhythmic Light, Chris Musgrave, and (an oldie) Synesthesia, Multimedia & the Caves of Altamira.

The Multimedia Studies and Music Technology programs, in conjunction with the Departments of Music and Visual Arts is pleased to announce a call for work for the 2007 Visual Music Marathon,
to be held on April 28th, 2007 as part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival. The Marathon will include screenings of new and historic works that reflect the theme of the event and a live video component. Approximately thirty minutes of programming will be selected for national cablecast on the Harmony Channel, available to subscribers of digital cable on the Comcast network. The 10-hour event will be held on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston and will be free and open to the public. Call for Submissions Deadline: (postmarked) January 22nd, 2007. Please see for submission details.