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  1. The world's oldest audio recording

    This story appeared last week at bbc.co.uk....
    A 10-second audio clip of a woman singing has been played back for the first time in 150 years. The recording was made in 1860 and is thought to be the oldest in the world. It was made using a machine called a "phonautograph" which etches soot-covered paper. The recording pre-dates Thomas Edison's first recording by around 17 years.

    You can see the full story and hear the recording at news.bbc.co.uk. Don't expect too much - this ...
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    Audio
  2. Final Cut Server Now Shipping

    CUPERTINO, California—April 8, 2008—Apple® today announced that Final Cut® Server, a powerful software solution for media asset management and workflow automation, is now shipping. A scaleable server application, Final Cut Server automatically catalogs large collections of assets, allows searching across multiple disks and SAN volumes and enables viewing, annotation and approval of content from anywhere using a PC or Mac®.

    Final Cut Server is available immediately through the Apple ...
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    Video
  3. Intro into the World of Freelance Photography

    Guest post by Vickie Mathews
    www.myredtree.com


    What you will need: Time, place, lighting, and a camera (of course!)

    So you want to be a freelance photographer? Keep in mind the road to any vision is never easy. It takes time, hard work, and some initial investment. (I will try to help you keep that at a minimum.)

    Rule number one: Think small, anything and everything great always needs a basic foundation, or starting point as you like, in which ...
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    Photography
  4. Sony HDR-TG1: The world's smallest HD camcorder

    Sony Corp has unveiled the new HDR-TG1 Handycam®, described as the world's smallest and lightest high-definition camcorder.

    According to Sony the HDR-TG1 is a full-featured camcorder that can record 1920 x 1080 HD video and 4-megapixel digital photos directly to Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo™ or PRO Duo Mark2 media cards.

    The full press release with more pictures can be seen at news.sel.sony.com
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    Video
  5. TV station accidentally broadcasts porn

    Okay, we've all fat-fingered the controls occasionally. Everyone who has worked in a live TV environment knows the fear of putting the wrong thing to air. However I think this guy's bad day beats anything I can recall...

    On March 3rd 2008 a technician at the Tahiti Nui television network (in French Polynesia) watched a bit of "adult content" in private, while at the same time supposedly recording a separate satellite feed for later broadcast. What he didn't realize was that he was ...
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    General , Video
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