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Tape Formats, Bit Depths, Data Rates & Storage Requirements

Tape Formats, Bit Depths, Data Rates & Storage Requirements

A very common question that surfaces on the Creative Cow forums is one that deals with formats, data rates and storage requirements. So thanks to our friends at Creative Media Partners in Burbank, California, who have compiled the information, we'd like to offer it for use by our members...

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Cowdog
Motion Graphics
Zoe-DVL

Zoe-DVL

CreativeCOW contributing editor Wayne Orr reviews The Zoe-DVL lens controller, with a new coiled cable, right angle connector, and MSR control all weighing in at a mere 4 ounces. About two years ago, Wayne wrote a review of the Zoe-DV zoom lens controller, which he suggested was the best controller in the marketplace at the time. The new DVL continues to pack professional control options in a versatile compact package is just one of his observations on this new product....

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Wayne Orr
Motion Graphics
A Close Look at Animation Master from Hash Inc.

A Close Look at Animation Master from Hash Inc.

Jim Harvey takes a close look at Animation:Master by Hash Inc.. ~Jim calls Animation: Master, 3D Modeling and animation for the rest of us. Read on to find out why Jim had to give this tool 5 COWS and why you may want to add it to your arsenal of programs.

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Jim Harvey
Motion Graphics
ShuttlePro Mulitmedia Controller

ShuttlePro Mulitmedia Controller

Jim Kanter reviews the Shuttle Pro 2 from Contour Designs and concludes The Shuttle Pro 2 is habit forming. Use one for a day or two and youll be hooked. Read on to find out why Jim gives it 5 COWs.

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Jim Kanter
Motion Graphics
Zoe-III (PRO)

Zoe-III (PRO)

CreativeCOW contributing editor Wayne Orr reviews The Zoe-DVL lens controller, with a new coiled cable, right angle connector, and MSR control all weighing in at a mere 4 ounces. About two years ago, Wayne wrote a review of the Zoe-DV zoom lens controller, which he suggested was the best controller in the marketplace at the time. The new DVL continues to pack professional control options in a versatile compact package is just one of his observations on this new product....

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Wayne Orr
Motion Graphics
Joaquin Gil reviews Panasonic's BT-LS1400 LCD monitor

Joaquin Gil reviews Panasonic's BT-LS1400 LCD monitor

Joaquin Kino Gil, noted film effects artist and host team leader of Creative Cow's Maya forum, reviews Panasonic's new 14 inch LCD pro grade broadcast monitor, the BT-LS1400.

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Joaquin Gil
Motion Graphics
Color Correction for Digital Video

Color Correction for Digital Video

Barend Onneweer reviews: Color Correction for Digital Video by Steve Hullfish and Jaime Fowler and published by CMP Books. Barend concludes with, ...this book will get you through the necessary color theory and technicalities and then straight through to the real works.

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Barend Onneweer
Motion Graphics
Steve Vandergriff reviews Desktop Video Studio Bible

Steve Vandergriff reviews Desktop Video Studio Bible

Steve Vandergriff takes a look at George Avgerakis recent offering Desktop Video Studio Bible: Producing Video, DVD, and Websites for Profit (McGraw-Hill, 414 pages, ISBN 0-07-140612-3). Find out why Steve writes, This book is clearly best suited for a high school or college student pondering a career in the media production business.

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Steve Vandergriff
Motion Graphics
Jean Hauptman reviews eDesign Magazine

Jean Hauptman reviews eDesign Magazine

Broadcast Designer, Jean Hauptman takes a look at a great design magazine called eDesign.

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Jean Hauptman
Motion Graphics
John Fischer reviews: Experience Design by Nathan Shedroff

John Fischer reviews: Experience Design by Nathan Shedroff

John Fischer takes a close look at Experience Design by Nathan Shedroff. This new book from New Riders Publishing (ISBN: 0735710783) makes you more aware of the environment around you and stimulates your thinking away from the computer.

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John Fischer
Motion Graphics
Rick Gerard reviews Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative

Rick Gerard reviews Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative

Rick Gerard takes a close look at ''Pause and Effect The Art of Interactive Narrative'' by Mark Stephen Meadows. This new book from New Riders Publishing (ISBN: 0735711712) is a fascinating study of how interactivity has changed the narrative art and opened unlimited new avenues for creativity.

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Rick Gerard
Motion Graphics
Editing Digital Video

Editing Digital Video

Instructor and CreativeCOW contributing editor, Paul Werner takes a thorough look at Editing Digital Video by Robert M. Goodman and Patrick McGrath and concludes that this book would be an excellent textbook or resource for an editing class. (This book is published by McGraw-Hill)

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Paul Werner
Motion Graphics
Zoe LANC Zoom Controller

Zoe LANC Zoom Controller

Creative COW leader and Emmy winning Cameraman, Wayne Orr takes a look at the ZOE-DV Lanc zoom controller. Find out why this is exciting news for owners of the popular prosumer cameras.

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Wayne Orr
Motion Graphics
EIDE Drives in DV

EIDE Drives in DV

Just thinking about getting a new DV system or adding a DV system to your existing studio? Wondering what the issues are when setting up the drives for your new system? Still thinking that SCSI is the way to go? Not sure if the EIDE drives will be fast enough? CreativeCOWs founder, Kathlyn Lindeboom, explores these and other issues in this article.

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Kathlyn Lindeboom
Motion Graphics
Preparing a News Open: Basic and Path Text

Preparing a News Open: Basic and Path Text

Join noted broadcast designer Kurt Murphy as he continues his exploration of the process of re-creating the on-air identity of a local broadcast affiliate in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States. At the end of the animation, Kurt Murphy adds the titling for each heading (Local News, Morning News, etc.) using Basic Text. In this lesson, Kurt shows you some tricks to using Basic Text and follows with Path Text. And then... Finishes with the Arc Reflection. This is the completion of the series.

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Kurt Murphy
Motion Graphics
Preparing a News Open: Logo Touches

Preparing a News Open: Logo Touches

Join noted broadcast designer Kurt Murphy as he continues his exploration of the process of re-creating the on-air identity of a local broadcast affiliate in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States. In part seven of the series, Kurt adds a few touches to the logo - a blur, a lens flare, a drop shadow - little touches added to fine tune the look.

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Kurt Murphy
Motion Graphics
Preparing a News Open: Open Beauty Shot

Preparing a News Open: Open Beauty Shot

Join noted broadcast designer Kurt Murphy as he continues his exploration of the process of re-creating the on-air identity of a local broadcast affiliate in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States. In part six of the series, Kurt integrates the beauty shots into the design.

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Kurt Murphy
Motion Graphics
Preparing a News Open: Introducing the text: Local Coverage

Preparing a News Open: Introducing the text: Local Coverage

Join noted broadcast designer Kurt Murphy as he continues his exploration of the process of re-creating the on-air identity of a local broadcast affiliate in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States. In part five of the series, Kurt adds some text to his sequence.

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Kurt Murphy
Motion Graphics
Preparing a News Open: Arc Highlight & Arc Flare

Preparing a News Open: Arc Highlight & Arc Flare

Join noted broadcast designer Kurt Murphy as he outlines the steps he used to re-create the on-air identity of KVEW television, an ABC affiliate in Washington state. In this on-going series, Kurt explores design issues as well as set-up short-cuts and tricks. In part four of the series, Kurt adds some highlights to his design components. Join in, you will enjoy this great series.

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Kurt Murphy
Motion Graphics
Preparing a News Open: Creating the Background

Preparing a News Open: Creating the Background

Join noted broadcast designer Kurt Murphy as he outlines the steps he used to re-create the on-air identity of KVEW television, an ABC affiliate in Washington state. In this on-going series, Kurt explores design issues as well as set-up short-cuts and tricks. In Part One, he introduces the subject and then sets out to create it. Join in, you will enjoy this great series.

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Kurt Murphy
Motion Graphics
Preparing a News Open: Adding WOW to the Logo

Preparing a News Open: Adding WOW to the Logo

In Part Two of the series, noted broadcast designer Kurt Murphy expands on the logo that the client chose in Part One. Here, Kurt takes the EPS files into After Effects and uses the 3D powers of Zaxwerks Invigorator to bring the Wow! to the on-air identity Kurt creates for KVEW. Even if you do not have the Invigorator, this is a great article for AE and other users as it shows the process used by a respected artist in action.

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Kurt Murphy
Motion Graphics
Preparing a News Open: Choosing the Logo

Preparing a News Open: Choosing the Logo

Join noted broadcast designer Kurt Murphy as he outlines the steps he used to re-create the on-air identity of KVEW television, an ABC affiliate in Washington state. In this on-going series, Kurt explores design issues as well as set-up short-cuts and tricks. In Part One, he introduces the subject and then sets out to create it. Join in, you will enjoy this great series.

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Kurt Murphy
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