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    Anonymous Comments are OK

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    No one comments here, so I decided to enable anonymous comments as an experiment to see if the MSDN registration thing is a big turn off. Go nuts, but I get to approve them before they appear :)
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    HDV Recipe for Expression Encoder 2

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        If you shoot HD video using a tape-based camera, you're probably shooting HDV. Assuming you don't need to do extensive editing to your video, you can ingest these HDV tapes directly into Expression Encoder 2 using a couple of readily available...
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    Expression Media Survey Results

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    Two weeks ago I opened a survey to learn more about iView and Expression Media customers, who use the product primarily for managing photos. Since a number of you took the time to offer the requested feedback, I wanted to share with you some of the survey...
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    New Pro-AVCHD Cameras

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    I have a love/hate relationship with AVCHD . My little Canon HG10 is a hard-drive AVCHD high-definition camcorder. It is small, takes beautiful video, has a nice lens and generally does pretty much everything you could want from a consumer-grade device...
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    Random NAB Stuff

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    NAB has everything for broadcast, whether you're in radio, television or film. So if you're looking for a satellite uplink in a convenient SUV form factor, you can find it, or maybe you'd like a news helicopter? You can find that too. How about scanning...
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    Microsoft NAB Booth Video

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    Here's some video I shot around the Microsoft booth at NAB , focusing on Expression Encoder . You'll see Brandon, one of our very own Encoder program managers, in the middle of some exceptional demoing. The video is of course hosted using the Silverlight...
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    Tour of the RED Digital Cinema NAB Booth

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    RED continues to cause a sensation with their droolworthy cameras. The 4k resolution RED ONE is joined by two new cameras: the 5k RED EPIC and the 3k RED Scarlet . The buzz for most of us is all about the Scarlet: "pocket sized" with a 3k resolution...
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    NAB Report

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    My first NAB is over and both my voice and feet are glad! It was a good event - good for Microsoft, good for me in terms of making contacts and getting to know the industry a little bit better. NAB consists of a number of things: Demoing stuff at your...
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    Expression Encoder at NAB

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    We had a Microsoft Expression pod at the Microsoft booth and spent most of the time talking about Expression Encoder 2 . This was the first opportunity for many people to actually see the new version of Expression Encoder and in some cases, the first...
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    Now with Snap Shots

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    I've added Snap Shots to this site. What this does is to give visual previews for links in my posts. So if you see a link to Microsoft , hovering over it will pop-up a preview of the site. If you don't like this, you can disable them by clicking on the...
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    Meet at NAB?

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    I'll be heading to NAB in Las Vegas next week along with the Microsoft contingent. If you're there, do come and see us. We'll be in the South Hall on booth SL5520 and we'll be showing some exciting Silverlight demos as well as Expression Encoder 2.
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