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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Cameras of Yesteryear

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    Full marks to Corbis for a creative marketing idea: print and build your own pinhole camera! Check it out here .
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    Help us improve Expression Media

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    The survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who took the time to participate! I want to reach out to iView MediaPro and Microsoft Expression Media customers to learn about which features are useful or important to you. In order to do so, I have created...
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    Why all the Video Stuff?

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    In addition to Expression Media, I am now the product manager for Expression Encoder. Read more about the Encoder team on the official team blog .
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    A Guide to Digital Video

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      I'm toying with the idea of writing a document on techniques for producing quality Silverlight video. As part of my research, I've been spending time looking at various freely available documents and came across this standout resource published...
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    Expression Encoder MIX08 Sessions

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    I was at MIX08 in Las Vegas last week and wanted to let everyone know that the sessions are now posted on visitmix.com. For a great overview of Expression Encoder 2, look no further than the Expression Encoder session presented by James Clarke and Charles...
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    Expression Media 2 Public Beta Available Now!

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    I am pleased to announce the availability of the Expression Media 2 beta. You can get full info at the main Expression site , but owing to a snafu with the download links, I wanted to make it easy for Mac users to get the download. Microsoft Expression...
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    Discussion Groups

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    There are several places to go for user-to-user discussion. The forums located on the iView site are still active and contain a wealth of useful information. On the Microsoft main website, there is a discussion group for Expression Media . Finally, Peter...
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    Other Blogs

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      Here are some other blogs that are maintained by folks working in and around Expression Media: Blog Name Who writes it What they do DAM for Creatives from Microsoft by Kevin Bier Product Unit Manager (aka "Boss") Messages from your Expression...
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    Hello world

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    My name is David and I'll be your host on this blog. I work on the Microsoft Expression product-line specifically Microsoft Expression Media , an application for managing digital assets. What are digital assets? Think photos, videos, music and documents...
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