Learn Final Cut Pro, Motion, Shake, Logic and Lighting!

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Date: Wednesday, September 27th, 2006, 11:59
Category: Announcement

B&H proudly joins Apple and Lowel Lighting to present an HDV-focused seminar that will teach you the tools and techniques you need to create live performance footage, music videos, and behind-the-scenes content. This seminar focuses on workflow, hands-on experience, and camera set-ups. Shooting will be demonstrated.
In today’s music industry it is as important be seen as it is to be heard. Podcasting, YouTube, and a world of new portable video devices have opened powerful avenues for reaching your fans. The amazing quality of High Definition Video (HDV) is the hottest trend in video. Apple’s Final Cut Studio combined with affordable HDV camera technology enables you to reach through the screen and pull your audience onstage.
Date: Thursday, September 28th
Location: The New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Ave., (between 34th & 35th Streets)
New York, NY 10001
Times: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Register here
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Register here
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The Apple Core: Apple alums get into the chip business

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Date: Wednesday, September 27th, 2006, 09:54
Category: The Apple Core

jazz-semi-logo.gifThree veterans of Apple Computer have joined together to form a startup that acquired Newport Beach, CA-based Jazz Semiconductor, Inc.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, former Chairman and CEO Gil Amelio and former CTO Ellen Hancock got together to form Acquicor Technology, Inc. (AMEX:AQR) and their first move was to acquire Jazz Semi in an all-cash transaction valued at $260 million.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


Philadelphia Orchestra Online Music Store

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Date: Wednesday, September 27th, 2006, 08:00
Category: music

Our very own Philadelphia Orchestra has opened a new online music store, the first of its kind among major symphony orchestras. Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect is that the downloads are DRM-free(!), and you can choose between mp3 and FLAC (!!!). Prices are reasonable, but vary by length: an mp3 of most works (e.g., Beethoven’s 7th symphony, about 40 minutes) is $4.99 and the FLAC is $5.99. A short piece (Verdi’s Overture to I vespri siciliani, ~10 minutes) is $0.99 on mp3 ($1.99 for FLAC), and a longer work (Beethoven’s 9th symphony, ~70 minutes) is $9.99 for the mp3 and $11.99 for FLAC. An mp3 of Beethoven’s 5th symphony is (for a limited time) available for free.
The (minor) catch… the downloads are concert recordings, from historical (going back to 1961) up through the most recent season (2006), and not “commercial” CD recordings. They do have commercially released CDs available for sale on the site, but not for download. The distinction, however, between a concert recording and a commercial release for classical music is arguably fairly small. Commercial recordings are sometimes just concert recordings with some post-production. Even “studio” recordings of a symphony are made in a concert hall, though sometimes with significant editing to merge several takes. So while there may still be the occasional cough or rustling of programs in the background, to my mind that’s inconsequential. For the downloads I have listened to thus far, the sound quality is very good. Kudos to the Philadelphia Orchestra for trying a refreshingly novel approach to music distribution.


Apple’s iTV & The Case of the Missing DVR

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Date: Wednesday, September 27th, 2006, 08:00
Category: iTV

A wave of analysts were confused by Apple’s iTV announcement: “Where’s the DVR?” Here’s a look at why the iTV isn’t trying to be a Tivo or a Windows Media Center PC knockoff.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM