Send Me to NAB

It probably won’t come as news to many but, as I write this, there is a fairly large event on in Las Vegas that is somewhat related to the topics I write about. Also to the work I do on a daily basis. The event, of course, is the National Association of Broadcasters Convention 2012. […]

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Have Autodesk Smoked The Competition?

From a post-production perspective Autodesk’s announcement of Smoke 2013 has probably been the biggest news of NAB 2012. Smoke is an established product from Autodesk. Initially it was a high-end system running only on expensive turnkey Linux systems, then in 2009 they released Smoke for Mac – able to run on a fairly standard MacPro […]

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Starting Again

Thanks to a very my very unfortunate mistake my former hosting provider, TekTonic.net, deleted the Virtual Server that stored this website (and a bunch of other things). Long story short is that I didn’t have sufficient backups of the website content and at this stage it doesn’t look like it will be possible to restore the server […]

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Apple Has Abandoned Pros

It’s been a week since FCP X arrived and started a fire storm of criticism from so many of the users who’d supported Apple’s flagship video editing software for so long. It now seems to have become apparent that Apple has simply abandoned this small, demanding and high-profile market in favour of a much broader […]

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