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David Tobie & David Saffir of Datacolor Discuss Calibrating your iPad & Trends in Color Management – PhotoPlus Expo 2013

David Tobie and David Saffir are dedicated to helping photographers, videographers, artists, and consumer to understand the world of color management. To many of us Color Management Systems (CMS) seem like a mysterious and dark science, but that is no longer the case. With easy to use tools like the Datacolor Spyder 4 series, or their SpyderCUBE and SpyderCHECKR digital image capture tools, since 1970 Datacolor has made calibrating, profiling, and setting white balance. In this interview with the two David’s of color management we discuss Datacolor's unique approach to calibrating your iPad, how to create a preset to calibrate your camera and adjust for lighting conditions, and more. If you are interested in better, more reliable color on your system, then don’t miss this interview! Recorded during the PhotoPlus Expo Conference held at Javitz Center in New York City. (13:54)

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/8/2013

Steve Cooper of Smith Micro on the Poser Community! – Siggraph/ACM, Vancouver, British Columbia

Steve Cooper of Smith Micro is the product manager for Poser. Years ago Larry Weinberg was working as an animator in Los Angeles and looking for a good digital mannequin. When he found that one didn't exist, he created Poser, one of the most popular 3D programs in use today. Easy to use, easy to export, Poser has legions of fans around the world! In this interview with Steve Cooper of Smith Micro we discuss recent advancements to Poser in its various iterations. If you are interested in 3D, then don't miss this interview or the upcoming Siggraph Conference! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Harris Fogel & Nancy Burlan, Posted 7/19/2012 (15:46)

 

Conference Chair Peter Braccio on why Siggraph/ACM should be part of your life. Graphics, CGI, Animation, Game Design, and more! Siggraph Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia

Peter Braccio was the Conference Chair for the 2011 Siggraph/ACM conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. In this interview Masson discusses how he came to chair the annual Siggraph conference and his thoughts on the theme of the "Make it Home," the first ever Siggraph conference outside of the U.S., and the upcoming 2012 conference in Los Angeles, California. Siggraph is one of the world's most prestigious conferences for the intersection of art, science, and technology, and the role of chair allows for one's vision of the organization and conference goals to become reality. If you are interested in game design, animation, CGI, and interactivity, then don't miss this interview or the upcoming Siggraph Conference! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.  (10:13)

Harris Fogel & Nancy Burlan, Posted 6/26/2012

Alex Grossman of Active Storage discuss how Apple’s decision to drop support for the X-Serve led to the creation of their company and much more! – Storage Vision Conference, Las Vegas
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Alex Grossman of Active Storage discusses how Apple's decision to drop support for the X-Serve led to the creation of their company. Wonder what you would do if you were committed to enterprise level storage on the Mac platform, and you worked for Apple, and the company decides to exit that market? If you are Alex Grossman and colleagues you leave Apple and start a company to begin where Apple left off. In this in-depth interview we discuss all this and more! Mac Edition Radio's own John Mulhern III discusses the server and storage landscape from the point-of-view of academia. Listen in to discover how Active Storage has flourished with its line of hardware and software solutions. Recorded at the Storage Vision Conference in Las Vegas.  (27:15)

Harris Fogel & John Mulhern III, edited by Nancy Burlan, Posted 6/24/2012 

Review – Photoshop World Conference & Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada - Reboot, Recharge and Reinvent Yourself

When picturing Las Vegas, you might imagine nightlife, casinos, and free-flowing fun. Our goal there was slightly different from that of the average Vegas-goer: to sit in a darkened room with hundreds of like-minded folks who are passionate about digital photography, design, and Photoshop and report on our experience at the National Association of Photoshop Professional's annual Photoshop World conference. Held each September at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, the annual gathering is billed as "The Must Attend Conference for Photographers and Photoshop Users." Does it live up to its billing? Is it a good roll of the dice? Read on to discover our conclusions!

Ron & Jane Cooper, with additional reporting by Harris Fogel, posted 8/15/2011

Rob Hoffman and Rob Maguire of 3-D Software Giant Autodesk discuss Sketchbook Mobile for the Apple iOS, the new port of AutoCAD for Mac, AutoCAD WS, and more! – MacWorld Conference, San Francisco

Rob Hoffman, senior product marketing manager at Autodesk and Rob Maguire, AutoCAD product manager discuss their initiatives in porting AutoCAD to the Mac OS for the first time in the product's history, Sketchbook Mobile an Apple iOS port that sprung from SketchBook Pro, and their educational offerings. If you are working in 3-D, then Maya, Softimage, AutoCAD, and more are all well-known to you. Listen in to discover how their recent releases point the way to the future as viewed by Autodesk. Recorded at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco.  (14:56)

Harris Fogel, Posted 9/10/2011

Want to see new and cool technology? Head on out to the Emerging Technologies area at Siggraph! Preston Smith Tells Why! – Siggraph Conference, Los Angeles

Preston Smith is the Emerging Technologies Chair for the 2010 (and 2011) Siggraph/ACM conferences. Previously he was the Volunteer On-Site Manager of Emerging Technologies Venue since 1998. What makes Smith so passionate about Siggraph? In this interview we learn why the Emerging Technologies area is so much fun as well as showcasing the true state-of-the-art! Long before a hip new technology ends up in your home, on the shelves at your local store, or is the subject of news reports, it probably started its life in a lab, and when someone wants to strut their stuff, they submit it to Siggraph for consideration in the annual conference. In this interview Smith discusses how he came to chair the annual Emerging Technologies program of the conference, and his favorite demonstrations from 2010. With the upcoming 2011 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, what will top 2010? Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Los Angeles.  (12:40)

Harris Fogel, Posted 5/10/11

Terrence Masson on why Siggraph should be part of your life. Especially if you are interested in CGI, Animation, Game Design, and more! – Siggraph Conference, Los Angeles

Terrence Masson was the Conference Chair for the 2010 Siggraph/ACM conference in Los Angeles. In this interview Masson discusses how he came to chair the annual Siggraph conference and his thoughts on the theme of "The People Behind the Pixels", the return of the Electronic Theater, and the upcoming 2011 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Siggraph is one of the world's most prestigious conferences for the intersection of art, science, and technology, and the role of chair allows for one's vision of the organization and conference goals to become reality. If you are interested in game design, animation, CGI, and interactivity, then don't miss this interview or the upcoming Siggraph Conference! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Los Angeles.  (15:48)

Harris Fogel, Posted 4/15/11

Tired of USB Cables? Eye-Fi SD Memory Cards Make Transferring Your Photos Wirelessly a Snap – PhotoPlus Expo, New York

For most of digital photography’s history, there were only two ways to transfer your digital images to your computer. Use a USB or FireWire cable, or use a card reader. Once you get the images on your system, if you choose to upload to a social network or sharing site, that is yet another step. In this interview with Ziv Gillat, one of the founders of Eye-Fi, we learn what led to the invention of their Wi-Fi memory card, how to use it, and new features that allow automatic uploading to their site for safe keeping and ease of sharing. Supported by many of the top camera brands, with consumer cards to professional cards that work with RAW files, this interview will answer your questions! Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York. (4:45)

Harris Fogel, Posted 2/16/2011

Western Digital Brings USB 3.0 to its Entire Line of External USB Drives – PhotoPlus Expo, New York

As our media needs grow, so does the need for faster hard drives. In this interview with Matthew Bennion and Steve Shattuck of Western Digital we discuss their decision to move to the newer, faster, and backwards compatible USB 3.0 standard on all their USB drive. Are the claims of increased speeds accurate? Is there a difference between the theoretical vs. the daily use reality important to understand? If you have been hearing about the new USB standards, seeing USB 3.0 emblazoned on the boxes and ads for drives and wondered if you should consider this when buying drives, than this interview will answer your questions! Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York. (11:24)

Harris Fogel, Posted 2/16/2011

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