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/groups/dxartsstf/search/index.rss?tag=hotlist/groups/dxartsstf/search/?tag=hotWhat’s HotHotListHot!?tag=hot1/groups/dxartsstf/sidebar/HotListAdded information about The DepthQ HDs3D-1rjmacdRich MacDonald2010-07-27 22:59:58+00:002010-07-27 22:59:58updated14rjmacdRich MacDonald2010-07-27 22:56:01+00:002010-07-27 22:56:01updated13Added updated information related to summer 2010 Mac Desktop refreshes.rjmacdRich MacDonald2010-07-27 17:59:22+00:002010-07-27 17:59:22updated12rjmacdRich MacDonald2010-06-10 17:10:49+00:002010-06-10 17:10:49updated11rjmacdRich MacDonald2010-06-10 17:10:33+00:002010-06-10 17:10:33updated10rjmacdRich MacDonald2010-06-10 17:10:13+00:002010-06-10 17:10:13updated9Added opinion about production premiumrjmacdRich MacDonald2010-06-10 17:09:34+00:002010-06-10 17:09:34updated8Added tag - hdrjmacdRich MacDonald2010-06-10 17:05:21+00:002010-06-10 17:05:21addTag7Added tag - videorjmacdRich MacDonald2010-06-10 17:05:19+00:002010-06-10 17:05:19addTag6rjmacdRich MacDonald2010-06-10 16:58:45+00:002010-06-10 16:58:45updated5rjmacdRich MacDonald2010-06-10 16:51:47+00:002010-06-10 16:51:47updated4rjmacdRich MacDonald2010-06-10 16:49:45+00:002010-06-10 16:49:45updated3Added tag - hotrjmacdRich MacDonald2010-06-10 16:49:08+00:002010-06-10 16:49:08addTag2First createdrjmacdRich MacDonald2010-06-10 16:48:37+00:002010-06-10 16:48:37created1wiki2010-07-27T22:59:58+00:00groups/dxartsstf/wiki/4faedFalseVideo Lab Upgrade - 2011 STF Planning/groups/dxartsstf/wiki/4faed/Video_Lab_Upgrade__2011_STF_Planning.htmlRich MacDonald14 updatesVideo Lab Upgrade - 2011 STF Planning Hardware Mac Pro 6 and 12 core machines were added in the August 2010 update. We'll at least want 8 core machines with 10+ GB of RAM...Falserjmacd2010-07-27T22:59:58+00:00hot/groups/dxartsstf/search/index.rss?sort=modifiedDate&kind=all&sortDirection=reverse&excludePages=wiki/welcomelist/groups/dxartsstf/search/?sort=modifiedDate&kind=all&sortDirection=reverse&excludePages=wiki/welcomeRecent ChangesRecentChangesListUpdates?sort=modifiedDate&kind=all&sortDirection=reverse&excludePages=wiki/welcome0/groups/dxartsstf/sidebar/RecentChangesListmodifiedDateallRecent ChangesRecentChangesListUpdateswiki/welcomeNo recent changes.reverse5search

Hardware

Mac Pro

6 and 12 core machines were added in the August 2010 update. We'll at least want 8 core machines with 10+ GB of RAM. Blu-ray drives are still not a build-to-order option after this update.

3D Projector

LightspeeD has released its 3rd revision to it portable stereo projector line, the DepthQ HDs3D-1. It adds HDMI input and has a higher brightness (2700 ANSI Lumens). It costs $2995 as of July 2010.

Software

Adobe Production Premium

CS5 added 64-bit support to After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop, allowing them to address more than 4GB of RAM. CS6 will likely be released in the fall of 2011, so we'll have a difficult decision on whether to wait for that or go for CS5 at the end of its product cycle.
The Master Collection costs 70% more than Production Premium and probably wouldn't add significant enough benefits for students.

Final Cut Studio

Hopefully this will be 64bit by the time we need to purchase and fully support Blu-ray authoring.

Magic Bullet Grinder

Magic Bullet Grinder

"Convert DSLR Video to Edit-Friendly Formats, Add Timecode, and Generate Proxies

Magic Bullet Grinder is a new tool that converts DSLR video to edit-friendly formats for smooth playback and faster rendering. With Magic Bullet Grinder, you now have a fast way to get DSLR footage from video-capable Canon DSLR cameras into your Final Cut Pro timeline for editing, add timecode, and generate proxies, all in a single, time-saving pass. Batch processing and multi-threading mean fast, painless conversion – and editing can start even while shooting on location." ( more information )