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Matrox Interview

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

I had an opportunity to sit down with our Matrox representative recently. I wanted to ask some questions about the video industry in general, Matrox in particular, and also to get some ideas about his views of the video industry and how Matrox, as a viable and well-respected manufacturer, plans to succeed in 2004. Safe Harbor: Overall, was 2003 a successful year for Matrox? Matrox: Yes, definitely. We launched the RT.X100 Xtreme Pro Suite and Pro Collection into the reseller channel. Real value was added to the Adobe software bundle with the...

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E-on software Customer Showreel 2010

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

For those of you who couldn’t watch it at this year’s SIGGRAPH, the e-on software Customer Show Reel 2010 is finally available, in HD! Take a look at the fantastic work some of the best Vue artists have done! [youtube]6QRL-2cWdb8[/youtube] Problems viewing in this window? Watch it on Youtube here.

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NewTek 3Play In Action

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

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. [youtube]JovH9bNlEDE[/youtube] For a more in-depth look at the powerful features available with NewTek 3Play systems, check out the video below, view available...

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About NewTek TriCaster

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

TriCaster can bring your message to anyone – easily and affordably! Seamlessly mix and record audio, video, still images, titles and computer presentations into one compelling message, without being a video pro! TriCaster can: Project the speaker, sporting event, dance recital, even the audience – anything you aim your cameras at – LIVE and on screen for all to see! Mix in lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, prerecorded video and still images. Overlay sports scores, performer’s names, credits… with instant, live...

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Videomaker Reviews Safe Harbor’s TSUNAMI Workstations

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

Joe said, “Besides liking the machine, we were impressed with Safe Harbor as a knowledgeable system integrator that cares about quality.”Read the rest here!

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Portable Video Recorders – Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle versus Atomos Ninja and Samurai

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

Safe Harbor Computers offers 3 great portable video field recording devices, but which is right for you? The Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle records uncompressed video, while the Atomos Ninja and Samuraiunits record to the Apple ProRes codec. This is not meant to be a review of any of these units — rather, I wish to explain the compression and storage methods used by each, along with the associated storage costs, to help you decide which might best suit your particular workflow and budget. To learn more about the ProRes codec and...

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Matrox MXO2 – To MAX or not to MAX, that is the question

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Matrox, Product Spotlight | 0 comments

Matrox MXO2 – To MAX or not to MAX, that is the question

We?ve had a lot of inquiries lately from customers interested in Matrox MXO2 hardware who are unsure if they need to get the “MAX” option or not. I?d like to share some information here to help you make an informed decision on this for yourself. Quite simply, MAX is for H.264 export and capture. It provides hardware-accelerated H.264 output of your finished edit sequences to formats for Blu-ray, web, and mobile devices using a dedicated compression chip in the MXO2 box. Using the new Matrox MAX H.264 Capture application with...

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ikan See Clearly Now, the Pain is Gone!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in IKan, Product Spotlight | 0 comments

ikan See Clearly Now, the Pain is Gone!

The new ikan VL7 portable 7″ LCD display has given my video productions ? and my career ? a new lease on life! More on that in a moment — but first a bit of history about “portable” monitors. I began filming weddings and events in 1992 with a Hi8 camcorder that had only a small black and white viewfinder, as color LCDs were not invented yet. Not only was it hard to frame and focus using the small b/w viewfinder, but it was also difficult/impossible to know if the white balance was accurate. One could very easily...

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Hands-on with Atomos Ninja: First Impressions

Posted by on Apr 7, 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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