Will Virtual Escape Rooms Be A New Field For Production Companies

Corporate events and production have changed over the last 20 years, dramatically so over the previous two. For many production companies, corporate videos, and live events were the bulk of revenue, with others keeping those sorts of production as lines of business. And in a world with far fewer events, these firms have struggled.  The seemingly unrelated escape room industry […]

It’s Time For Hollywood To Make The Internet Better

Steven Spielberg once said, “Every time I go to a movie, it’s magic, no matter what the movie’s about.” But with streaming, that magical experience is much less consistent, something that should give film studios pause. Virtually every month of the past ten years, I could have truthfully written that people are streaming more video than ever before. And while […]

DaVinci Resolve Beta Available For Arm-powered Macs

DaVinci Resolve is getting updated and will offer support for the new Arm-powered (“Apple Silicon”) Macs. When the first of the new Macs ship, buyers will be able to start cutting with DaVinci Resolve, as Blackmagic Design released a beta of Resolve including support for Apple’s M1 chisp. Resolve spent a long time as one of the film industry-standards for color grading. And in […]

Vimeo Raises $150 Million From Thrive Capital and GIC

In a letter to shareholders, Joey Levin the CEO of Vimeo’s parent company IAC said the company has “begun contemplating spinning Vimeo off to our shareholders.” IAC has a track record of acting as an incubator spinning out stand alone companies. IN the past IAC has launched and spun off ten companies including Expedia, and more recently Match Group. Vimeo’s […]

Covid19 Will Leave A Lasting Mark On Video Production

Over the last 20 years, video production has seen a handful of major catalysts for change. The internet as a viable distribution medium, digital cameras almost entirely replacing analog, The DSLR revolution, and even camera phones being used in films. A significant trend over the last two decades has been smaller crews with less gear.  Big Hollywood blockbusters have largely been spared […]

360 Virtual Panoramic Property Tours Essential Due to Covid19

The Real Estate industry is volatile. People are still moving, but far less than in the past. People are moving due to Covid19, but housing sales are slowed. Also the way people look at properties has changed. Now more than ever producing immersive video and VR experiences are needed to showcase properties. Some generic software options exist to create virtual property tours. But […]

AJA Joins Panasonic’s KAIROS Alliance

AJA Video Systems is now a part of Panasonic’s KAIROS Alliance Partners program. AJA is nowa verified hardware partner for KAIROS IP live video, a new production platform that some suspect will grow as a result of COVID19. AJA’s products include IP ST 2110 Mini-Converters compatible with Panasonic’s KAIROS with simple integration hardware, including transmitter and receiver models. “As remote […]

Manual Cinema Adapting to Covid19

The Chicago-based interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema is adapting to Covid19 this Christmas. Taking on the holiday classic Charles Dickens’s Christmas Carol with a live streaming adaption. The premiere performances come on December 3-20, 2020. The shows will be performed live in Manual Cinema’s Chicago and broadcast via streaming to audiences. The tech powering the stream will be Marquee TV a service […]