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Articles By Anthony Burokas
Anthony Burokas | At a time when Apple is stratifying users between $80 consumer iLife apps—iMovie and iDVD—or the $1,300 Final Cut Studio package, Adobe basically invites Mac users to dig out their old copy of Premiere and sign up for the Premiere Pro CS3 Upgrade for just $299, with the Blu-ray capable Encore CS3 thrown into the mix as well.
Posted 28 Mar 2007 By
Anthony Burokas | As YouTube, MySpace, and other streaming sites take centerstage in electronic media, one must wonder about the value of HD in a highly compressed, shrinking-screen world.
Posted 03 Jan 2007 By
Anthony Burokas | A full-fledged PC designed to make DVD recording as simple and straightforward as set-top DVD decks, but with greater flexibility, DVD Shop is a very powerful tool if you intend to use it to its full ability. However, if you don’t need the advanced features DVD Shop provides, there are software-only packages that can handle each aspect of what DVD Shop does and are not tied to a piece of hardware.
Posted 27 Oct 2006 By
Anthony Burokas | As we move to HD production and delivery, editing will continue to happen in the edit suite, of course. But in the showroom, the home theater personal computer (HPTC)--with everything in one, component-shaped box--is the way to go, and at present, Apple seems to be moving--and pushing its users--in the wrong direction.
Posted 25 Oct 2006 By
Posted 24 Apr 2006 By
Anthony Burokas | The Panasonic AG-HVX200 camcorder tries to be all things to all people with capabilities that range from DV to HD, solid state recording, and true variable frame rates. But before you plunk down your money--is it as good as it seems, and what are the drawbacks?
Posted 20 Apr 2006 By
Anthony Burokas | With the arrival of HDV camcorders, it's time to step up our game with better audio recording. Here we compare three low-cost, solid-state audio recorders that may get us there: the Marantz PMD660, the Edirol R1, and the M-Audio Microtrack 24/96.
Posted 27 Mar 2006 By
Anthony Burokas | What is the final hurdle for HD production of special events? Is it the cameras? Editing tools? authoring tools? Or delivery medium? We'll go through each of these and find out the real hurdle that event video producers must overcome to move to HD this year.
Posted 27 Jan 2006 By
Anthony Burokas | MacWorld Expo 2005 brings the first Intel-based computers from Apple, plus new applications and promises of doubled processing speeds. Anthony Burokas takes a closer look at the Macworld announcements and what they mean to event videographers.
Posted 14 Jan 2006 By
Anthony Burokas | After a fast and powerful CPU, the next thing any video editor needs is storage. So we brought in a few of the hard drives designed to match the Mac mini to see how they, um, stacked up: the Maxelerate from WiebeTech, the MiniMate from Micronet, the Mini from LaCie, and the MiniStack from NewerTechnology.
Posted 04 Jan 2006 By
Anthony Burokas | With all the small HD camcorders introduced over the last few months, Government Video Expo in Washington, D.C., provided an opportunity to get my hands on several of them.
Posted 22 Dec 2005 By
Anthony Burokas | There are some who have jumped from DV to HDV for event video. Having made the transition to HDV myself, I’ll tell you about the view from over here.
Posted 14 Nov 2005 By
Anthony Burokas | Now that we have a genuinely reshaped HDV landscape, with most of the major manufacturers accounted for, here’s an updated look at the various HDV—and accessibly priced “true” HD--camcorder options that are currently available.
Posted 03 Oct 2005 By
Anthony Burokas | Before you buy into HD--and HDV--do the math, and consider the resolution that "hi-def" image is really delivering.
Posted 23 Sep 2005 By
Anthony Burokas | How do the latest "pro" DVD decks stack up to one another? More importantly, how well do they measure up to the task of live DVD production for professional event work? Here we sample three new contenders from Panasonic, Pioneer, and Sony for live production in the field.
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Posted 01 Apr 2005 By
Anthony Burokas|You can shoot and edit HD today. But how can you deliver it?
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