Virtual Idol Excites Fans in Live MIKUPA Concert In many ways, Hatsune Miku is a typical teenaged pop star. She is a popular performer in Japan with her own signature style (think long turquoise pigtails) and she sings regularly to large, excited crowds. But unlike other pop stars, Hatsune Miku is actually a computer generated image. She is a vocaloid character created by Crypton Future Media. Vocaloid software allows a user to type in lyrics and melody which can then be sung by a voice synthesized from recordings of a voiceover actress. Since vocaloid's release, more than 100,000 songs have been created and published by its users. Users can also use Hatsune Miku's artwork if it is not for commercial use, so not only can they create songs, but also illustrations and CGI. ...Read More »
Grabbing motion with iPiSoft By Ko Maruyama This weekend, I jumped into putting together a motion capture PC. It?s nothing big, but the right amount of gear to get the motion capture portion of the workflow done. I?ll be using Microsoft Kinect cameras in conjunction with iPiSoft?s software to capture the data ? from there, anything is possible. ...Read More »
Sony Spectral Layers Pro 2 By Dr. David Smith Digital audio editing software has made amazing signal processing and manipulation possible with the click of a mouse, but until now it has been virtually impossible to take a fully mixed track and un-mix it. Sony's new Spectral Layers Pro allows you to do just that. ...Read More »
Arlene's Grocery and FirstLive Capture the Magic of Live Performance With ATEM Television Studio The ATEM Television Studio is a full broadcast quality production switcher with real time H.264 encoding, so users can capture live events directly to files for Internet distribution. ATEM Television Studio includes six video inputs with both broadcast SDI and consumer HDMI inputs for cameras and computers. With the ATEM Television Studio, users also get a software control panel, chroma keyer, two media player frame stores, downstream keyers, transitions and more useful features. ...Read More »
Kanye West Rants At Album Launch Party By DMO Affiliate Kanye West shocked guests at an album listening party in New York City on Wednesday night by grabbing the microphone and launching into an drunken, expletive-ridden rant. The hip-hop star turned out to support his rapper friend Pusha T at the event in Brooklyn, but he became center of attention when he decided to address the crowd. ...Read More »
The RØDE Podcaster Microphone By David Hague An often overlooked aspect of video is the voice over dialogue. Of course this needs a good mic... While there are many, many 'broadcast' mics available to perform this, for many hobbyists and professionals not creating actual broadcast video, these are overkill and let's face it, probably too expensive. This is where the RØDE Podcaster Mic comes into its own. ...Read More »
Beyonce Sasses Fan During Concert Sing-A-Long By DMO Affiliate When a devotee at Beyonce's Mrs. Carter Show in Atlanta attempted to film while the mega-star was in his face singing? Well, the diva was having NONE OF THAT! Beyonce ordered the concert goer to sing "to the left, to the left" into her microphone, but instead, the man was too focused on capturing the moment on his smart phone! ...Read More »
Rihanna Hits Fan With Mic at Concert By DMO Affiliate Tuesday night at Rihanna's cocnert was total disturbia. Rihanna hit a fan with her microphone during the Birmingham, UK stop on her Diamonds World Tour Tuesday night. Reports say Rihanna decided to strike an audience member with her mic after the fan grabbed her arm. If you think this was an accident, think again! Rihanna tweeted then deleted "Purpose! B**ch won't let me go!" Next time you may wanna think twice before buyin' those front row tix! We're just sayin'! ...Read More »
Rihanna Hits Fan With Microphone During UK Concert By DMO Affiliate Rihanna has apparently been caught on camera hitting a fan with her microphone after they refused to let her go as she headed through the crowd. ...Read More »
Seacrest Kicks Off 'Idol' Event; Mum on Wedding By DMO Affiliate Ryan Seacrest kicked off 'Idol Across America' on Friday. It's a relay of the 'American Idol' microphone across the country. While forthcoming about the show, Seacrest was guarded over questions of a possible wedding in his future. ...Read More »
Polyvision Technologies Debuts Transparent Phone Prototype By DMO Affiliate Taiwanese glassmaker Polyvision is showing off a phone that is almost completely transparent only some components, like the microphone and SD card, are visible. The phone is a prototype to demonstrate to manufacturers and partners what future phone ...Read More »
Wacom's Bamboo Pocket Stylus By Ko Maruyama Today, Wacom introduced a brand new way to be creative on the go. The Bamboo Pocket Stylus is small enough to take with you everywhere, but has enough volume to feel like your professional stylus. The Bamboo Pocket Stylus fits your creativity wherever you are. ...Read More »
Northview Church Looks to the Future in HD Indiana's Northview Church recently set out to launch four new satellite campuses within five years. Construction wise, this is an ambitious goal. Add a massive AV installation to the equation, with the ultimate goal of having an entirely HD operation, and it is an undertaking of biblical proportions. Between two sites, Northview now has a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Videohub, Smart Control, ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel, seven SmartView Duo monitors, 11 HyperDeck Studio SSD recorders, four DeckLink HD Extreme 3D capture and playback cards and a whole slew of Mini Converters. And because of the flexibility, affordability and quality of the Blackmagic Design products, Shaun plans to acquire many more as the church continues to grow. ...Read More »
How to Speak into a Microphone | Public Speaking Training By DMO Affiliate Learn how to speak into a microphone with this public speaking training video from Howcast. ...Read More »
Dubai Color Artist Gives International Film Festival Favorite, The Intruder!, a Winning Look Diane Kuo, senior colorist at Dubai's Optix Digital Pictures, is fast becoming one of the top grading artists in the Middle East. Her portfolio boasts a number of 'big brand' commercials, Bollywood feature films and most recently an independent sci-fi film hitting the international film festival circuit called The Intruder!. ...Read More »
Dropcam HD Review By DMO Affiliate Epsidoe 883. Daddy Clay checks out the new Dropcam HD. This mini camera is directly integrated with your iPhone or Android. So any where in the world where you have cell phone service, you can see the camera view. The system is very easy to set up, and has features such as DVR packages and event alerts. The camera has clear night vision and can be set to only record when movement or sound has been detected, making the Dropcam HD a great alternative to a traditional baby monitor. One new feature is the "talk back" function. You can interact with what you are seeing on screen because the camera has a built in speaker and microphone. With a current price point starting at $150, this Dropcam HD with all of it's features is a great value. Do you have a Dropcam or home surveillance system? How have you or would you use a Dropcam? Hop over to the forums at DadLabs.com and join the conversation. Thanks for watching!Distributed by OneLoad ...Read More »
Inferno Records Creates Music Videos Just "Like That" Modern technology has given artists the opportunity to share their talents with the whole world. Pop music singer, songwriter and producer, Killian Wells, made the most of that opportunity when he founded Inferno Records, putting a new spin on the outdated record label business model. Having been heavily involved in all aspects of his career and enjoying the many successes that came as a result, Killian wasn't about to change his winning formula when it came time to produce the music video for his new single, "It's Like That (feat. Nixon)". ...Read More »
NAB 2012: Sony Creative Showcases New Technology The latest additions to the Sony Creative Software product line include: Spectral Layers, an audio editing platform featuring precise sound shaping capabilities and a unique visual workflow; and ThemeBuilder for Vegas(tm) Pro, a plug-in that enables intelligent template building for professional video projects. Both products are scheduled for technology demonstrations in the Sony booth. ...Read More »
Adobe CS6 Release Delivers Major Innovations for Design, Web and Video Pros Powerful new releases of 14 CS6 applications and four Creative Suites - Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium, Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard, Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection - drive home Adobe's continued innovation across creative markets. A new subscription-based offering, Adobe Creative Cloud, will provide users with the ability to download and install every Adobe CS6 application* announced. ...Read More »
PluralEyes - Sound Synching Software from Singular Software By David Hague Singular Software has a range of sound synching software available. PluralEyes is the flagship. It works specifically with particular nominated software so you must obtain the one that suits your software. PluralEyes will only play with Green Valley Edius, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Apple's Final Cut Pro and Avid's Media composer. For each of these editing program, Singular Software provides a specific set in instructions which, at first to me at least, sounded a bit arcane, but in fact turned out to be easy to follow. The end result is an additional sequence inserted into to your project with the sounds all lined up. ...Read More »
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