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Expression Encoder 3 – Screen Capture

I have been doing a lot of screen cast production lately (I promise I’ll they’ll be posted shortly), and I am using Camtasia for screencasting.  It does a fantastic job of capturing the screen and allowing me to make simple edits (zoom in and out one of the major ones I use).  I am really… Read more

Some Silverlight 3 Goodness : Using WriteableBitmap

While working on a demo for the upcoming NAB conference, one of the Silverlight product developers showed me a really cool API in SL3:  the WriteableBitmap API.  It’s really easy to use… you can point it at a UIElement and render an ImageSource to be used with another image.  To demonstrate, here’s a simple bit… Read more

Navic Networks to Microsoft: Will Television Ever Be the Same?

Interesting post from TVBoard. There are many in the media industry who assume that the operators will not work with Microsoft. But the truth is the cable guys have never shied away from Microsoft and would probably embrace them on the advertising front. Even on the technology side, were they sufficiently motivated to move away… Read more

How Movies and Video Games are Made With Motion Capture at Motus

I finally got these videos posted!  This was an incredibly fun day for me.  I was fortunate to spend the day with Motus Digital in Plano, Texas.  They are a motion capture and film studio, and they were kind enough to show me every bit of detail about how motion capture technology is used to… Read more

Channel9 Interviews Posted

I have procrastinated forever it seems on getting some of my videos published onto Channel9.  Well, I finally found some free time and got a few of the videos posted.Trends in the Media Industry with Brian O’Neil Brian O’Neil is a Solutions Architect with Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta.  In this interview, Brian talks about the… Read more

Thanks to Lexis Nexis!

We are about to start a great day showing technologies like .NET 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, and SharePoint technologies.  I thought I’d be proactive and post the materials beforehand.  Make sure to check out Rob Cameron’s blog for additional information. Just about everything shown today came from the VS2008 Training Kit.  All of the demos… Read more

AT&T Announced the Surface in their Experience Stores

Getting the Surface into the AT&T Experience Stores is something that I have gotten to be a part of, and I have to say that it’s great that the cat is finally out of the bag.  Imagine if you are able to actually experience the device you are about to buy, see a bunch of… Read more

Windows Media Roadmap

Last week Scott Guthrie (ScottGu) provided a first look at the new .Net Web Technology Roadmap. It gives a great overview of the improvements and enhancements in, Silverlight and IIS 7.0.  My colleague, Harry Mower, posted an interesting blog post that highlights the roadmap for Windows Media.  Specifically, he highlights the IIS7 Media Pack… Read more