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  1. Blog Back in Business

    It's been quite a long time since I posted anything in the MediaCollege.com blog. I won't bore you with excuses, I just want to let our subscribers know that I'm back and looking forward to posting again.

    I'm hoping to do lots of work on the website this year and I have lots of ideas for new material. Unfortunately one of my biggest tasks is to update old material; for example, much of our web design tutorials need updating to include recent developments in the industry.
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  2. Youtube Goes Widescreen

    At last! I logged in today to see the long-awaited change. 16x9 videos can now be seen as they were meant to. Older videos appear to either keep the 4x3 player or get pillared inside a 16x9 player. All good.

    BTW, if you want to link directly to the high-quality version of a Youtube clip, add &fmt=18 to the end of the URL. For uber-quality add &fmt=22.
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    Video , Web Development
  3. RED Announcement

    RED's DSMC (Digital Stills and Motion Camera) System is now official. In case you haven't heard, RED is probably the most talked-about and hyped new camera system in years. It's had rave reviews from such notables as Peter Jackson.

    The main points are:
    - It's an affordable system for those of us that don't have multi-million dollar budgets.
    - The quality and specs are up there with the million-dollar versions.
    - It's a truly modular system, allowing you to buy ...
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    Video , Photography
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  4. Adobe Customer Support

    Over the last few weeks I've had my first real experience with Adobe Customer Care/Support. Before I get to the rant I'll say that the person who dealt with my case tried her best to help me and ultimately she did - the issue is now resolved. However the experience was less than impressive and left me wondering "How could such a clever company have such an impotent customer support system?"

    Here's the story...

    Oct 16th: I purchased Adobe Master Collection from the Adobe ...
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  5. More holograms

    Back in September I blogged about a live hologram being broadcast from Australia to New Zealand. This week CNN introduced their own version which also looked very impressive. Check out the story here, which includes a link to a behind-the-scenes video.

    I think the CNN team might be a little carried away with their own success in using phrases like "never-before-seen image" and "you've never seen anything like this on television". Technically they may be right - I'd only previously ...
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    Video
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