September 24, 2009
As a suitably impressed X-Rite user, the new X-Rite ColorChecker Passport looks like a great tool for easy colour correction with Lightroom. ColorChecker Passport is designed as a ‘capture to edit’ color solution, using 3 colour target cards (Color Checker, Creative Enhancement Card and Gray Card). When used with Lightroom, combined with the ColorChecker Passport software, these cards can create custom DNG Profiles. The cards themselves sit in a protective case, which also serves as a stand. The product is designed for both landscape and people photography. It also allows a range of colour tones besides neutralising colour casts, via the Creative Enhancement card.
Seth Resnick (D65/Pixel Genius) introduces the CC passport in the video on the website, along with showing how to use it on the shoot and in Lightroom (WordPress won’t allow the video to embed, or I’d simply show it here!). The video is educational and well worth watching.
November 16, 2006
As Seen on Adobe Photoshop TV, Episode 54, November 13
Scott Kelby, has just released his first-ever Gonzo Holiday Gadget Gift Guide and made it available as a free PDF download at http://www.layersmagazine.com.
This ultimate gift guide is filled with 21 of the coolest, must-have gadgets and photographic accessories for the Photoshop or digital photography freak on your holiday list.
“Instead of just listing a bunch of items I have no real attachment to, I only included gear that I’m totally hooked on. Stuff that I use every day, and that within the past year or so I’ve fallen so deeply and hopelessly in love with that I can’t live without them,” says Scott Kelby, host of the wildly popular weekly series Adobe® Photoshop® TV (http://www.photoshoptv.com) and editor and publisher of Layers and Photoshop User magazines.
November 7, 2006
As storage moves to the forefront of supercomputer research, advanced technologies from national labs and universities are expected to trickle down to commercial users.
Written by Gary Anthes
November 06, 2006 (Computerworld) — Discussions about super computer performance almost always center on processing speed — how many gazillion operations per second can be performed by the giant machines. Makers and users of supercomputers also like to brag about things like the number of processors, the amount of memory and the bandwidth available for moving data about.
October 9, 2006
Press Release: FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Logitech (SWX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today announced that its award-winning NuLOOQ navigator™, originally released with support for the Mac® OS and Adobe® Creative Suite® 2 as part of the NuLOOQ™ Professional Series bundle is now available unbundled and with added support for Windows® XP, and a host of additional applications. The NuLOOQ navigator is an innovative device used in conjunction with a mouse and a keyboard that allows people to better navigate and manipulate graphics and multimedia files. It significantly reduces repetitive use of shortcut keys or palette access typically needed to navigate images and documents, or to adjust values such as brush size, font size and even volume.
August 29, 2006
Intuos(R)3 4×6 Provides Superior Pen Control for Widescreen Users on-the-Go
VANCOUVER, Wash.,– Wacom Technology Corporation‘s patented new Intuos3 4×6 pen tablet is designed for serious photographers, designers and artists seeking optimal pen control and comfort when working with a widescreen display. The Intuos3 4×6 joins Wacom’s Intuos3 6×11 and 12×19 models to form a complete range of professional pen tablets that feature active areas matched to the screen aspect ratio of widescreens and dual monitors.
May 4, 2006
Adult entertainment market seems to have already chosen Blu-ray.
Source: PC World
Written by Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
Just as in the 1980s, when the Betamax and VHS video formats were battling it out for supremacy, the pornography industry will likely play a big role in determining which of the two blue-laser DVD formats–Blu-ray Disc or HD-DVD–will be the winner in the battle to replace current DVDs for high-definition content.
April 27, 2006
Press Release: LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 25, 2006–DriveSavers Data Recovery the worldwide leader in data recovery services, announced today at the National Association of Broadcasters annual expo the expansion of its Digital Arts Division. Specializing in the recovery of critical digital assets for studios’ video and film divisions and the gaming and recording industries, the Digital Arts Division was created over a year ago to address the loss of data from high-end storage devices and application-specific needs of its customers.
April 20, 2006
Source: The New York Times
Written by Ivan Berger
Fervent computer gamers and the detectives on “N.C.I.S.” do it, but I had no plans to add a second monitor to my computer system — not until I bought an upgraded video card for my PC and noted it had output connections for two monitors. Once I saw that, I could not resist dusting off my old 14-inch monitor and plugging it in along with my new 19-inch L.C.D.
March 21, 2006
Storage companies are betting a technology once reserved for businesses will appeal to consumers dealing with large files shared by multiple PCs and a need for data protection.
Written by Stephan Shankland
Get ready for network-attached storage for consumers. With NAS, standalone disk storage systems are accessed by a PC over a network rather than being plugged directly into a computer’s USB port or internal drive bay.
March 2, 2006
Source: ars technica
Written by Jacqui Cheng
Just about a month-and-a-half after Steve Jobs’s surprisingly unsurprising announcement at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco that the first two Intel-based Macs to be rolled out would be the iMac and the MacBook Pro—the apparently newly renamed PowerBook—MacBook Pros finally started arriving at eager users’ doorsteps. The six-week gap between announcement and arrival was plenty of time for rumors to grow.