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Adobe’s Dave Helmly Discusses Thunderbolt for PC and TSUNAMI Riptide

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Adobe, Product Spotlight, Safe Harbor | 0 comments

  We recently sent Dave Helmly one of our Thunderbolt-enabled custom TSUNAMI workstations. Check out the video to see what he had to say about the system, and learn more about Thunderbolt Windows configurations in general. Jump to 20:35 for TSUNAMI Riptide. To learn more about TSUNAMI turnkey NLE systems,...

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Safe Harbor and TriCaster Add Punch to Production

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Product Spotlight | 0 comments

I recently attended my first mixed martial arts cage fight, and actually had a VIP ringside seat for the event. Well, it’s not really what it sounds like – “VIP” may have meant “Video In Production” in this case.   Safe Harbor Computers was contacted by an event promoter about renting a NewTek TriCaster for the Rogue Warrior Fight Championships taking place at Oneida Casino in Green Bay, WI on Sept. 6. We had a TriCaster 450 Extreme unit and Control Surface available, with TimeWarp instant replay option, and agreed to provide the...

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Adobe Photoshop CS6: Video Previews and Sneak Peeks

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Adobe, Adobe (Licenses), Product Spotlight | 0 comments

[Updated 3/8/12] With the latest edition of Adobe Creative Suite well on its way, weve rounded up a few sneak peeks at the highly anticipated Photoshop CS6. While theres no clear answer as to when we can expect an official release, it?s also no secret that Adobe has historically planned major announcements around large industry events such as NAB. Rumored for an April 2012 launch, CS6 will likely be no exception. On June 21, 2011, CEO Shantanu Narayen said during an Adobe conference call that the CS5.5 launch in April, 2011 was the first...

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Maximize Benefits of Avid Open I/O with Bluefish444 12 Bit Video I/O Cards

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Avid, Bluefish444, Product Spotlight, Video Capture Cards | 0 comments

Maximize Benefits of Avid Open I/O with Bluefish444 12 Bit Video I/O Cards

Bluefish444 has worked closely with Avid engineering and product management to tightly integrate Avid Media Composer 6, Symphony 6, and NewsCutter 10 with the entire range of Epoch and Create video cards. Full support for Avid’s DNxHD codec combined with Bluefish444’s bundled Symmetry capture, review, and playback software provides an end-to-end, extremely flexible post-production workflow solution with ultra high quality 12 bit processing. We recommend the Create line as the ultimate video I/O solution for Avid editing...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Atomos Samurai (video)

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in Atomos, Product Spotlight | 0 comments

Everything You Need to Know About the Atomos Samurai (video)

The highly anticipated Atomos Samurai has finally made its way into a number of production workflows. This portable touchscreen 10bit HD recorder, monitor, and playback/playout device captures pristine video and audio direct from any camera with HD/SD-SDI. It encodes in real-time onto low-cost, removable 2.5″ hard disks, directly to ProRes LT, 422, or HQ, at data rates of 100, 145, or 220Mbps respectively. You can then review your footage in real-time onto the pristine 5″ display or out onto any HD-SDI capable device, including...

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NewTek 3Play In Action

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 in NewTek, Product Spotlight | 0 comments

NewTek 3Play In Action

Safe Harbor Computers recently provided some local support for the NewTek 3Play 330 and NewTek 3Play 820 instant replay systems, shown below providing big-screen replay in a live sports venue. These affordable solutions are used by sports broadcasters, teams, leagues, schools, and other organizations to enhance production with portable, and professional, instant replay capabilities. For a more in-depth look at the powerful features available with NewTek 3Play systems, check out the video below, view available solutions, or give us a call and...

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Matrox MXO2 Mini with MAX Essential to Video Journalist’s Kit at UNICEF

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Matrox, Product Spotlight | 0 comments

Bob Coen is a video producer and global correspondent at UNICEF, the United Nations agency dedicated to upholding the rights of children around the globe. He’s responsible for shooting video and producing stories for UNICEF’s global website about the organization’s work supporting education, health, and sanitation initiatives in developing countries and providing emergency relief in natural and man-made disasters. “I work as a ‘one-man-band’ – shooting, writing, editing, and transmitting my stories on...

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Capture Cards for Premiere Pro

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Product Spotlight | 0 comments

When editing with Adobe Premiere Pro on the PC, the only means of getting video in and out of the system is typically via 1394 Firewire. This may be fine if you only edit DV or HDV footage, but invariably, you or a client will need to work with some legacy analog footage from VHS, 8mm, 3/4″ or other tape format. If working with broadcast gear having SDI or HD-SDI connectors, you’ll need a capture solution for those connections. Capture cards might also provide analog outputs that allow you to record to a VCR or DVD recorder, or view...

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The Quadro FX 3800 with Elemental Accelerator for CS4

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Product Spotlight | 0 comments

As long as digital video compression has been around, video producers have sought to get the best video quality while also keeping file sizes small. The current solution is the H.264 format, which excels at producing small files with excellent quality. It’s the format of choice today for solid-state camcorders, iPods, and cell phones and is also used for Blu-ray disc, YouTube and most other web videos. H.264 comes with a cost though – its quality and economy of size are the result of a very complex codec, meaning it takes a lot of...

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Hands-on with Atomos Ninja: First Impressions

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Atomos, Product Spotlight | 0 comments

An out of box experience Safe Harbor recently received our much-anticipated first shipment of Atomos Ninja 10-bit ProRes Field Recorders. Our shipment included a demo unit for evaluation, which I quickly grabbed and opened up. I’m a videographer myself, so I tend to get more excited about these things than the typical sales guy. In case you’ve been off the planet the last few months and had not heard any of the pre-release buzz about the Ninja, it’s a portable, battery-powered unit that takes the live uncompressed HDMI feed from your...

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