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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

Adobe’s Kevin Connor & Bryan O’Neil Hughes talk Photokina, Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, Elements 9, Lens Calibration, & More! – Photokina, Köln, Germany

In this extended interview with Adobe’s Vice-President of Imaging Kevin Connor and Photoshop Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes we discuss a wide-range of topics centered on some of the lesser-known features of Adobe’s Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3, Photoshop Elements, and naturally what their favorite sights at the giant Photokina conference were. Kevin and Bryan discuss how as photographers themselves they utilize the feature set. If you are working with digital imaging, Phototoshop, Lightroom, Elements, and CS 5 then this interview is for you! Recorded at the Photokina Conference in Köln, Germany, in September 2010 by Harris Fogel. (15:37)

Harris Fogel, Posted 2/18/11

NVIDIA Unleashes the Power of Fermi and CUDA for a New Generation of Video Cards – Siggraph Conference, Los Angeles

The importance of the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) has quietly become one of the most potent tools for contemporary. From animation, graphics, animations, video, 3D rendering, and just about everything on a computer that involves graphics is less and less dependent upon the processor of your computer. Modern programs are written to allow the GPU to take on the heavy lifting resulting in extraordinary increases in speed and the complexity of tasks one can take on. In this interview with Sean Kilbride and Joe Stam of NVIDIA, they explain how they are working with Adobe to unleash the power of their CUDA architecture. Invoking the power that Enrico Fermi unleashed which led to the foundations of modern physics and nuclear reactions, their new Fermi Architecture video cards set a new standard in power and speed. And with the the Quadro 4000 GPU for Mac, Mac users and Windows users have a card to call their own. If you are tired of waiting for files to render, then listen on to find out more about the power of the GPU in your life. (14:30)

Harris Fogel, Posted 1/30/2011

Governor Mike Huckabee on Music Education, Apple, Politics, Playing Bass Guitar, and NAMM

Governor Mike Huckabee is best known as for his political life, but he has been a dedicated guitar and bass player since he was 11 years old, and it formed a strong belief in the importance of music and art education. In this interview made during the annual NAMM conference, we discuss his love for Apple, the technology he uses for his thrice-daily audio essays, and the challenges a politician faces in fighting for music and arts education in a time of cutbacks as states and districts try to balance the budget. Can music help heal political rifts? We also talk about I Wannaa Play! the CD he created and plays on to support NAMM’s Wanna Play! Fund, an program to place musical instruments in the hands of students who could not afford one on their own. Listen on to find out more about Huckabee’s views. (18:03)

Harris Fogel, posted 1/23/2011 

Understanding Memory, Speed, Memory Myths, Truths, and Trends with Kingston Memory – Part One of Two

Computers ship with a multitude of components, most of which are misunderstood. In this in-depth discussion with David Leong, Chris Selden, and Mark Tekunoff of Kingston Memory we explore computer memory, UDMA, digital camera memory cards, memory myths, truths, and trends. Not having enough RAM in your computer is like buying a sports car without tires, you can roll on the rims, but not all that well and certainly not quickly. In this two-part interview we get serious about memory, for your computer, your digital camera, for gaming, and for video. In part one of this two-part interview we discuss memory, manufacturing, the differences between RAM, form factors, and the specifics of throughput and speed.  If you have wondered about what is really happening with memory and what you need to know when you purchase some, then listen to these two in-depth interviews. (27:32)

Harris Fogel, with additional editorial input by Nancy Burlan, Posted 1/23/2011

Understanding Memory, UDMA, Digital Photography Memory, Memory Myths, Truths, and Trends with Kingston Memory – Part Two of Two.

In part two of this two-part interview we discuss the UDMA specification, memory for digital photography, form factor issues, and more. In this in-depth discussion with David Leong, Chris Selden, and Mark Tekunoff of Kingston Memory we explore computer memory, UDMA, digital camera memory cards, memory myths, truths, and trends. If you have wondered about what is really happening with memory and what you need to know when you need to purchase some for your computer or camera, then listen to these two in-depth interviews! (10:23)

Harris Fogel with additional editorial input from Nancy Burlan, Posted 1/23/2011

Olympus Refines Its Vision with the E-5 DLSR – PhotoPlus Expo 2010!

Olympus recently refreshed its DSLR lineup with the E-5. Unveiled during Photokina 2010 in Germany, the E-5 is Olympus’ flagship prosumer camera and boasts an improved sensor, better low-light sensitivity, a larger LCD display, HD video, and their acclaimed Art Filters. In this interview with John Knaur of Olympus, we discuss the feature set of the new camera, and the refinements brought forward from the E-3. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York. (12:27)

Harris Fogel, Posted 1/2/2011

Making your photos Perfectly Clear with Athentech – PhotoPlus Expo 2010!

Digital cameras get better every year, but even the best of them need some help in post-production. In this interview with Brad Malcolm of Athentech we discuss their Perfectly Clear software that promises to improve your images without the need for time-consuming expertise. If you want improved digital photos without muss or fuss, then listen to this interview. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York. (7:22)

Harris Fogel, Posted 1/1/2011

Leave the Digital Grind Behind with the Analog World of Lomography – Photokina, Köln, Germany 2010

Millions of devoted users of the fun, wacky, and creative cameras known throughout the world as Lomos can't be wrong! In the midst of the digital onslaught at Photokina which is the worlds largest photography conference, with over 150,000 visitors, held once every two years in Köln, Germany, why were so many folks lounging on beach chairs in the Lomography exhibit which filled an entire avenue in the show? Photokina is well known for introducing the cutting edge of photographic technology and in this interview with Matthias Fiegl, President of the Lomographic Society International, we learn how he and Wolfgang Stranzinger started smuggling a little black camera named the LOMO, and why analog photography is having a comeback! Recorded at the Photokina Conference in Köln, Germany, in September 2010 by Harris Fogel. (15:01)

Harris Fogel, Posted 10/18/10

The Library of Congress & A.S.M.P. Want You to Engage in Digital Best Practices – Washington D.C. 2010

Every day millions of digital photographs, recordings, and files are created but few of the creators know the best way to save and archive those files. What is the best workflow for a photographer to use? How best to preserve your irreplaceable images? To answer these questions A.S.M.P. teamed up with the Library of Congress and assembled a team of experts. In this interview with project directors Richard Anderson, Peter Krogh, and Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director of ASMP, we learn how the dpBestflow project came into being. Recorded at the U.S. Naval Memorial in Washington D.C. by Harris Fogel. (11:49)

Harris Fogel, Posted 10/24/10

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