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  • Blog Post: Zoetrope: Create Motion from Pictures on Windows 8

    I just published Zoetrope a Windows Store app that makes it super easy to create movies from still photographs.  My inspiration for this app is seeing my boys build and play with LEGO and create adventures with their creations.  I wanted to make it easy for them to create movies with devices...
  • Blog Post: Cinnafilm: GPU-Powered Image Processing for Video

    At NAB, I was able to chat with Chris Gorman and Don Levy from Cinnafilm about their very cool GPU-based imaging processing applications. Take a look at the interview on Channel 9 .  
  • Blog Post: Need Help with my Chroma Key Pixel Shader Algorithm

    I’ve just uploaded a simple demo application that shows the Silverlight 3 Chroma Key Effect in action.  If you don’t have the Silverlight 3 beta installed you will need to install it from here (the install link in the application will not work).  If you watch the demo, you’ll notice ghosting...
  • Blog Post: Math Fixed in Media Magnifying Glass Silverlight Sample

    Thanks to a good mathematician that goes by the moniker of rambler.elf, I was able to fix the zooming problem with my Media Magnifying glass Silverlight sample .  After adding his fix, the zooming worked perfectly.  I made two additional enhancements to simplify reuse - you can now use this...
  • Blog Post: Encoding Formats for Silverlight Video

    As you can see, I have been experimenting with posting video on my blog now that I have a HD Video Camera ( JVC GZ-HD7U ). I have been trying various encoding formats in Expression Encoder to get a good balance of bit-rate and quality. Here is my workflow: I shoot the video at 1080p I connect the camera...
  • Blog Post: Having Fun with Popfly

    I'm having a blast with Popfly, Microsoft's Silverlight-based mash-up designers. I've created a block that uses AOL Video Search and made a simple page that shows the results of what it does. I fell as if I'm just scratching the surface of something really cool! The mashup below creates a bar graph that...
  • Blog Post: A Simple Buffering Progress Indicator for Silverlight

    A customer of mine is creating a cool video sharing site with Silverlight and wanted to see some code for a simple buffering progress indicator to show the user that the video is loading. This is actually pretty easy with Silverlight so I thought that I'd show my solution. In the solution, I name the...
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