Welcome to another edition of Pat’s Space!
This month I’ve found a cool resource called Sound Gecko which converts your favourite websites to MP3 files. This means that with the click of a button I can have a page on the web read back to me. I’m a huge fan of this because I can save time and listen to an article while I’m on the move.
If you want to catch up on your favourite news, or save a bit of time, I’d highly recommend giving it a try for yourself!
There’s no better time to invest in a new projector for your school or business with Hitachi’s Project Green program. Simply recycle your old projector in an exchange that will benefit the planet and your pocket!
Return your existing projector for recycling and receive cash-back on a new Hitachi projector - not only will you be saving money, but you will be benefiting the planet!
It’s easy to project a greener future, just click here and follow these three easy steps on the Hitachi Website:
Step 1: Register
Step 2: Recycle
Step 3: Redeem
For the complete collaborative solution, Epson offers the MeetingMate productivity bundle, which includes:
Would you like to learn more about the use of interactive technologies?
Well it’s that time of year again, and the VIDEOPRO Education Team are hitting the road! I’ll be running free workshops on how to make the most of your educational gadgets. Free workshops will cover:
These workshops are open and applicable to all, irrespective of the education technology used within your school. Seats are strictly limited so be quick to register your interest and save your spot.
Date: Monday, 13 May 2013
Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Date: Thursday, 16 May 2013
Location: Hervey Bay / Maryborough
Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2013 to Friday, 24 May 2013
Date: Monday, 27 May 2013 to Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Date: Thursday, 30 May 2013 to Friday, 31 May 2013
Please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone on 0400 713 062 to book today! Additionally, if you would like to book a meeting at your school to discuss future technology and/or audio visual installations when we are in your area please contact the Education Team on 1300 VIDEOPRO.
More and more Australian Teachers embrace, engage and develop technologies in the classroom. Discover just how the world of ‘Ed-Tech’ can influence positive and efficient habits around the classroom in a way that works for you and your students.
Chad De Kretser from Education Technology Solutions outlines a few ways you may not have thought of. Click here to read more.
Find something you like? Contact your Videopro Education Account Manager to discuss how we can help you reach your goals at email@example.com.
In a world where there seems to be an app for everything, it came as no surprise when I found a couple of handy little apps from AJA, Mini-Matrix and DataCalc!
Mini-Matrix is an interactive, searchable catalogue of AJA video and Audio Converter products for anyone needing to convert between different video formats and connection types.
Need to know which AJA product is best suited to convert SDI to HDMI? Dial it into Mini-matrix and… BOOM, FS2 and Hi5 are the boxes for you. 3G-SDI to HDMI, WAM, Hi5 3G, and Hi5-4K will do the trick. Tonight’s lotto numbers…SHAZAM…bugger, no result found.
Want to know how many terabytes you require if you’re shooting 30 hours of 2K? Then DataCalc has the answer. Designed for video professionals, this application works with all the most popular industry video formats and compression methods, including Apple ProRes, DVCProHD, HDV, XDCAM, DV, CineForm, REDCODE, and Avid DNxHD. Summary information obtained by DataCalc can even be optionally emailed and there is also a MAC and PC version if needed.
If you have any questions regarding the Apps, feel free to give me a call on 1300 VIDEOPRO or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AJA announced “Get Ready for 4K” at NAB2013 with their recently released Ki Pro Quad.
Ki Pro Quad is the 4K recording solution that makes working with 4K material practical, today. Work with either Canon RAW data or any 4K baseband video signal and record ready-to-edit 4K Apple ProRes files in real time directly to removable Pak SSD modules. ProRes files use a faction of the storage space compared to uncompressed or RAW 4K material while still maintaining pristine image quality.
RAW data is passed unmodified via Thunderbolt for recording while simultaneously being debayered in real time and output at 4K resolution as well as down converted to HD-SDI and HDMI for all monitoring and playback needs. For HD users, the Ki Pro Quad is the first in the family to support ProRes 4444 for HD workflows as well as 4K.
VIDEOPRO in conjunction with Adimex/AJA have a special introductory 30 day offer (untill 30th May 2013) to purchase the Ki Pro Quad.
We’ve now got stock of the Ki Pro Quad! This device supports 4K workflows with the Canon C500 and Sony F55, RAW workflows with Canon C500, and all other cameras with HD or 2K uncompressed outputs. Below are two special-priced bundles:
Ki Pro QUAD Bundle 512
Ki Pro QUAD Bundle 256
To redeem this offer, please email the Broadcast & Production team at email@example.com.
With the uptake of DSLR videography the thing that is missing is being able to record decent audio along with the video. With that in mind TASCAM have released their new Linear PCM Recorder and Mixer for DSLR cameras. The DR-60D is the new audio recording solution for on-set filmmakers and videographers that use DSLR’s. For years, filmmakers have been trying different methods for recording audio, using bulky recorders designed for music, and trying to transform the inferior audio technology built-into DSLR’s. Now TASCAM has designed an answer that pros and amateurs alike have been waiting for.
The DR-60D is incredibly easy to use, and employs TASCAM’s very popular user interface and external controls for every major operation. The body structure, soft-touch keys and dials are designed specifically to help eliminate handling noise. The multiple record modes include, 4-Channel Record, Auto Record and TASCAM’s Dual Record “Safety Track” Mode.
The first shipment is about to arrive, sell price is $549.00 inc gst, and they’re selling fast! Click here to find out more about the product or give me a call on 1300 VIDEOPRO.
This month I’m taking a closer look at an amazing web-based collaboration resource called RealtimeBoard. As with many collaboration resources, multiple people can log-in and construct a piece of work together simultaneously. However RealtimeBoard takes this to another level with loads of really cool features that set it apart from a lot of the pack.
If you’re looking for a new way to engage and heighten productivity, then this resource is for you!
The best gets even better this week with the latest software release for the esteemed Mondopad range. InFocus have swatted some bugs and stabilized this new release (v1.6.24) proving all those wrong who swore it couldn’t get any better. Follow this link for your Mac or Windows download!
If you have any questions regarding the software update you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.