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View Article  bring out your dead...Quack
pple has asked owners of its 15in MacBook Pro notebook who bought their machine between February and May 2006 to ...   more »
View Article  HDMI Standard evolves

While talking in the office James mentioned that there was going to be yet another leap in the HDMI Standard, ...   more »

View Article  The strange things that turn up in your log files
I was doing a bit of house keeping on my webserver this afternoon and came across the very strange entry ...   more »
View Article  Image processing the microsoft way
http://labs.live.com/photosynth/whatis/default.html

Photosynth is a new image processing technology from Microsoft that takes a collection of images (say, of a famous ...   more »
View Article  Oh the Joys of ordering online
On Friday I ordered a USB tv tuner for my new pc. I did the normal web search for the ...   more »
View Article  Digital music player for the serious
Wi-fi music player gets serious



it plays
for Compressed formats (MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, MP2, MusePack, WMA), Uncompressed formats (AIFF, WAV, PCM) and of course Lossless Formats (Apple Lossless, FLAC, WMA Lossless)

It seem they really have up'd their game and not compromised with any of the parts or connectors in this one and at $1,999 (£1,079)  is not that too pricey for the audiophile pockets.
DataSheet

Manufactures website
View Article  AMD to buy graphics vendor ATI for $5.4B
It’s a TLA Day, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has agreed to buy Canadian
graphics chip vendor ATI Technologies Inc. for about $5.4 billion in cash
and stock, the companies announced today.

Rumors that AMD would buy ATI have circulated for a couple of months. If
approved, the deal will add significantly to AMD's product line, bringing in
a lineup of cutting-edge graphics chips and chip sets that include
integrated graphics capabilities. Much like the Intel line up
View Article  How to fry an egg... on an Apple MacBook

Now we know why Apple's notebooks run hot - the company wants you to own a computer you can cook ...   more »

View Article  ContentAgent 2.1
James the CTO of Root6 Technology post in his blog



ContentAgent 2.1 has just gone into the final stages of testing.  Some of the new features include:

CropperCapture[3]Avid MXF Writing Enhacements

  • Support for 28:1, 15:1 and 14:1 JFIF resolutions in PAL and NTSC
  • Insertion of Timecode metadata intro resulting MXF file

General Enhancements

  • Enhanced support for running ContentAgent on “Full” Windows XP (as well as XP Embedded)
  • On-screen keyboards throughout UI CropperCapture[12]
  • Touchscreen support in workflow designer
  • Template import from ContentAgent v1.3
  • Enhanced performance for browsing folders with large number of files
  • Improvements to the licensing system

Capture Enhancements

  • Visual adjustments for video cropping boarders
  • Input Proc Amp controls for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue, Colour Gain, Colour Balance, Gamma
  • Vertical blanking support for handling 608 line capture (PAL) and 512 line (NTSC)
  • Improved input video format detection
  • Live capture for a set time period

Image sequence creation

  • Platinum Transcode engine can now transcode video to BMP, JPEG, TIFF, Targa, PNG, JPEG2000 and DPX file sequences CropperCapture[15]

MPEG Multiplexing Workflow node

AutoCropping on still frame grabs

Export clip metadata as XML

This release will be available as a free-of-charge update to all on software maintenance.

View Article  You call is important to us!
How important, so important that we don't answer your call and when we do we cut you off. So more hold music at the back of the queue when you call back.

Isn't it wonderful when people don't do there job and promise you that they will sort it, rearraging a delivery for the day you can make rather than a day when you can't, are you listening Dell Customer Service.

Have you ever though about asking your staff to do what they say to customers. I won't name and shame yet but if a company is judged by the way it treats it customers through customer service the Dell has poor third world customer service,
View Article  Courier Companies

I've always wondered by courier companies never ring the person they are going to delivery to before they send the ...   more »

View Article  German archivists have found a way to store and access digital data for centuries -- convert it to analog.

The data pool in the universe is continuously growing. More and more information is being saved digitally on CDs and DVDs -- but these thin silver disks have a life-span of only about five years. That may be sufficient for the average user at home or work, but archives and libraries face the threat of massive loss.

 

At the end of June, specialists gathered for a colloquium in the library at the University of Stuttgart. They met to conclude the so called ARCHE project, which sought a long-term solution for storing digital data -- and found one.


microfilm

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2079655,00.html

View Article  Tomorrow is D-day
 Tuesday is D-Day for Windows 98, 98 SE and ME users. After some extensions, Microsoft is finally ending its association ...   more »
View Article  PlayStation 2 in VAT Sting
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd  have been caught by the TaxMan They have been calling the Playstation 2 machines as ...   more »
View Article  Sky launches its text to record service
Sky has launched a service allowing customers to text their Sky+ boxes from anywhere in the world, instructing it to ...   more »
View Article  Microsoft will be the sole supplier of Engine Control Units to Formula 1.
beginning in 2008, Microsoft will be the sole supplier of Engine Control Units to Formula 1. Apparently, moving to ...   more »
View Article  WiMAX in the UK. Here's why it won't fly

This article is from old friend Steve KennedyThe Article is from the great technology news service http://www.theregister.co.uk

WiMAX is ...   more »

View Article  Fatman iTube
Forget today's synthetic sound systems - if you want to give your digital tracks the audiophile treatment, you need to take a look at the Fatman iTube. Yes, it's an old-fashioned valve amp for your portable player, which promises to give the music from your iPod "a luscious warm analogue sound". While old-school technology might be at work for the music output, the iTube is still a very modern piece of kit. It's essentially a docking station for all iPods (except the shuffle), which comes with a remote control so you can sit back and enjoy the music - or if you hook it up to the TV, you can enjoy your pictures and video clips, again controlled by the remote.

Will it really improve your music that much? You can find out in July, when it goes on sale for £300.

http://www.fat-man.co.uk/
View Article  dedicated 2nd video out from the ibooks

Owen a good friend and Video Artist

has told me that "You can get dedicated 2nd video out from the ibooks – it’s built into the graphics card, but has been disabled in the operating system. Install this - http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html and you have a dedicated second video out J

It’s installed on Tony’s ibook and has been on two of Andy’s without any negative effects…there’s even the software to undo it should you want to take it in for repair and not have a voided warranty….

View Article  when is 2K not 2K
When your uprez'ing to DCI 2K from Standard 2K files, oh how many times am i going to refering to ...   more »
View Article  Roys New Toy
help people send big links via the web or for that matter over the telphone its called threesimplewords.net   more »
View Article  Gamma Curves
This was a post that Phil the Chief Engineer here at Root6 made in his blog regarding  Gama Curves and future developement of ContentAgent.....permlink to the post
View Article  Broadcast live
just having spent three days on a stand setting my purple flares 'hot wares' at Broadcast live www.broadcastlive.co.uk
at Earl Court Two, were the great and the good of the Television industry came to look at shiny boxes and electronics with blue leds on them, I  bumped into a few old faces and had a good time meeting some new ones and hopefully soon to be good customers as well. Had the wonder pleasure of showing the sales people at Sony how to dub one tape format to another with audio. The key to it guys is arming the audio tracks, giggles

He's a picture of top bloke Phil...is it all going well Phil?

 

Other pictures here and here
View Article  order your Sony Playstation 3 now
Bloody hell not at that price....Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) has gone on sale on the web despite not being launched until November this year. Pre order now for disappointment at Christmas, at the very cheap honest guv price of £550 ($1,020) at online shop, play.com.