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The Green Screen Handbook Brings Reality and Fantasy Together with Cinematic Results













The Green Screen Handbook by Jeff Foster


Ventura, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2010

If you want to make movies with green screen compositing technology, The Green Screen Handbook, written by author, producer and motion graphics specialist Jeff Foster, is just for you. Published by Sybex (Wiley) this unique guide is a comprehensive how-to of professional production techniques, step-by-step instruction, and tips that can save you time and money. Learn when to use green screens instead of blue, find out how the pros operate in professional studios and get amazing results–even on a shoestring budget.

Topics include matting and keying basics; setups using fabric, portable background panels, or paint; lighting and digital camera essentials; broadcast TV hardware switchers; professional HD and major motion picture compositing; multiple-colored screen composites (background, foregrounds, and objects); directing storyboards and talent; working with virtual sets; motion tracking; and much more. A DVD accompanies the book that includes sample footage and all project files for each chapter.

According to Foster, “No one yet has provided this kind of extensive information that combines historical research, practical application, accurate lighting, shooting and set up in one book. My passion for this subject combined with twenty years experience hopefully has resulted in a project that will raise the level of green screen production from the novice to the professional.”

The Green Screen Handbook retails for $ 49.99 US and is available at TheGreenScreenHandbook.com and distributed through book retailers worldwide.

ISBN: 978-0-470-52107-6

Publisher: Sybex (Wiley) March 15, 2010

Paperback: 384 pages

“The Green Screen Handbook book has it all: interesting historical notes, edifying technical background, practical pre-production tips, and honest comparisons of various hardware and software tools that can help you in your compositing work. Anyone who is about to tackle a compositing job that involves keying should spend a few hours with Jeff’s book first. It’ll be time well spent.” – Todd Kopriva, Adobe

“Jeff Foster has written the ultimate Green Screen Handbook . . . a must-have educational resource for anyone wanting to learn and master this highly demanded video technique.” – Rod Harlan, Layers Magazine

“This is THE handbook for anyone working with green screen. Everything you need to know is covered in detail.”- Colin Smith, PhotoshopCAFE

About Jeff Foster

Jeff has been producing and training for traditional and digital images, photography, illustration, motion graphics, and special effects for DV and film for over 20 years. His clients include Tribune Broadcasting, Motorola, Nestle, McDonnell Douglas, FOX Television, Spike TV, Discovery/TLC, Universal Studios, and Disney. His best-selling book title, “After Effects and Photoshop – Animation and Production Effects for DV and Film,” provides tips and tricks for creating believable animations and reveals special effects secrets the professionals have been using for years. Jeff has written or contributed to several After Effects and Photoshop books and has been a featured speaker at Macworld, Photoshop World, Adobe MAX and NAB conferences. Besides corporate and private training Jeff is part of a team of Adobe application instructors at onlineinstruct.com. Jeff can be contacted through his company at: http://www.pixelpainter.com.

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IDTVS brings 7 inch Portable Wide Screen Digital TV Model DPT170D+ for all TV lovers











7 inch Portable Wide Screen TV

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 6, 2010

Innovative DTV Solutions (IDTVS) is the sales, distribution and marketing arm of a dynamic Korean-based consumer electronics research, development and engineering company. IDTVS has the perfect gift for all the TV lovers – 7” PORTABLE WIDESCREEN DIGITAL TV Model DPT170D+. The unit is completely digital and ATSC compliant, which ensures superior picture quality for all its users.

The DPT170D+ portable widescreen digital television is perfect for the on the go TV watchers. It allows viewers to bring along the favorite live programs wherever they go. Great design and shape allows the users to carry it easily anywhere. Considering the latest fashion trends and to meet the future standards it is designed with unbeatable picture caliber. When compared with larger television sets it has got almost all the features embedded into it. Having DPT170D+ portable television enables users to access free digital channels over the air virtually from anywhere.

As this is designed considering the latest fashion trends, they are available in different fashion colors. You can use it anywhere such as in your office, kitchen counter, or even at sport events and virtually anywhere where you wish to watch television.

It comes with a built-in rechargeable Li-poly battery, speakers and inbuilt TV tuner card which are ATSC compliant. Apart from batteries you can use it on AC. One can easily recharge the batteries on move with the help of the car charger. While you watch TV on AC it gets automatically recharged. The additional features included with this 7” portable widescreen television are onscreen program information display, direct channel changing, favorite channel setting, channel search & channel editing etc. It features an 800 x 480 digital RGB display for true HDTV. These are available in varied fashionable colors.

The greatest feature of DPT170D+ portable TV is that it allows you to watch digital channels without the necessity of any additional components or subscription service.

About IDTV:

Innovative DTV Solutions, Inc. US headquarters are based in Santa Fe Springs, California. Incorporated in 1995, the company sales, marketing and distribution capabilities originated from its role in providing the largest US share of digital converter set-top boxes for the 2009 digital conversion program. With a strong Korean based background in design, engineering and research of digital tuner technology, IDTV is poised to provide advanced HD PVR and introduce mobile DTV life-style oriented products with fresh designs and purposeful features in 2010.

For more information visit http://www.myGOtv.com

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Monscierge™ Hotel Touch Screen Technologies Partners with B Hotels & Resorts™, a New Upscale Lifestyle Brand











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Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) December 14, 2010

Monscierge announces their partnership with B Hotels & Resorts™, offering guests of the new brand’s flagship property, B Ocean Fort Lauderdale, a variety of unique services. With their touch screen technologies, guests will have access to grounds maps, photos and menus for the hotel’s signature restaurant, SAIA™ and B’stro on the Beach™ at their fingertips. As part of this new relationship, B Ocean Fort Lauderdale will be the first hotel to offer travelers access to the new Monscierge 40 touch screen device.

“We look forward to working with forward-thinking hotel companies like B Hotels & Resorts™,” said Monscierge CEO Marcus Robinson. “They are guest-centric, approachable and modern – utilizing our technology to satisfy guests’ needs in a subtle but useful way.”

The wall-mounted Monscierge touch screens will also show guests hours of operation, photos and menus of the hotel’s local recommendations. Guests can then print custom directions to any of the selected locations. With the release of the newest Monscierge software updates later this month, travelers will be able to e-mail directions to their smartphones as well as check into flights and print boarding passes.

“B Hotels & Resorts™ and Monscierge are like-minded, in that we both strive to offer innovative amenities to travelers that are unique, helpful and fun to use,” said Christopher Tompkins, Corporate Vice President and Brand Marketing executive, B Hotels & Resorts™. “We are thrilled to partner with Monscierge and look forward to tapping their technologies in ways that personalize and revolutionize the travel experience for guests of B Ocean Fort Lauderdale.”

The flagship hotel will feature all of the brand’s B Signatures, with a B Active™ Fitness Center, B Indulged™ Spa Suite and B Adventurous™ program. Ideal for corporate meetings, weddings and other events, the penthouse floor of B Ocean Fort Lauderdale – B on Top™ – features 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting space including the Infinity Ballroom, Horizons Junior Ballroom (which divides into three breakout rooms) and Impressions (a flexible pre-function meeting area).

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale features a variety of unique accommodations including two Master Suites, 22 B Enhanced Junior Suites, 54 Stunning and Stunning Curve Rooms – boasting panoramic floor to ceiling windows – and 162 Chic, Captivating and Captivating Curve Rooms. Each room and suite features The Blissful Bed – a signature bedding package from B Hotels & Resorts™, designer white leather-front furnishings, a 37” or 42” HD LCD television, signature branded retail items including B Bags, and more.

About Monscierge

Monscierge is an international touch screen technology company. Their North American regional office is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Equally committed to software development and design, the Monscierge team builds intuitive and attractive hotel touch screen products. Designed from the ground up, Monscierge has two goals: to improve the guest experience and minimize front desk demands to enable smooth, prompt service. To learn more, please visit http://www.monscierge.com.

About B Resorts and Hotels™

B Hotels & Resorts™ is a ‘brand new’ hotel alternative headquartered in South Florida. The company’s mission is to establish a fresh, innovative and approachable class of upper-upscale hotels that welcomes today’s travelers, both business and leisure, by igniting a genuine emotional connection to the brand. The company has defined a new genre in hospitality – Self-Expression. With a flagship hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and future hotel, resort and boutique destinations globally, the brand incorporates today’s common lifestyle characteristics with unique elements and embraces a broad-spectrum of guests from 30 to 70 years old.

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A flat screen TV costs a lot of money — you do not want to damage it by neglecting to clean it or by cleaning it in the wrong way. Even more important than the money, however, is the entertainment value of the television. It is a place where your friends and family can come together to relax and enjoy being together. You do not want to ruin this and lose the fellowship that it can create. You need to make sure to do a few things to clean your Logik TV on a regular basis so that it does not wear out as quickly.

The first thing to remember is that traditional cleaning agents are not meant for your television. Those may be great for cleaning the top of a desk or the front face of a cabinet, but they are not good for your television at all. They can damage or even ruin the screen. You do not want to take this chance. Even if you are being careful and trying not to get the cleaning solution on the screen, it is better to just avoid these dangerous chemicals altogether. Use water and a rag or a special cleaning solution that is mean for a flat screen TV.

After you have the right supplies, make sure that you unplug your television from the wall. This is true of a standard HD TV or a TV DVD combination. Any time that you are working with electronics, you want to make sure that you keep water far away from the outlets. Electricity and water do not mix well. Having the television plugged in while you clean it could either lead to harm to you, physically, or damage to the television.

Make sure that you get the cloth damp and not wet. You do not want it to be dripping because it could then drip water inside of the television. This can cause all sorts of problems with the interior workings of the television which are made of metal and wires. You could ruin the television forever if water or cleaning solution gets inside of it. You just want to gently run the cloth over the surface of the television, making sure to get all of the vents. This is the same way that you would dust any other place in your home, and you can have a lot of success if you are careful.

Most important of all is that you make a decision to do this on a regular basis. The television can be a lot harder to clean if it has been left sitting for a long time and has not been cleaned. It can also become damaged because of poor ventilation and other complications.

Charlie is a fan of tech. Whether you’re looking for a flat screen tv or a logik tv, or you want to find the latest tv dvd combo set; Charlie’s the man!


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Telecast Fiber Systems Announces CopperHead™ Pro for Big Screen “I-MAG” Applications











CopperHead Pro – Camera Unit and Base station for I-MAG applications.


Worcester, MA (Vocus) September 10, 2010

At IBC2010, Telecast Fiber Systems will unveil the CopperHead™ Pro, a camera-mounted fiber optic transceiver specifically designed for high-definition (HD) image magnification (I-MAG) applications in houses of worship, music venues, and corporate events. The CopperHead Pro offers a versatile and affordable solution that leverages the light weight, high reliability, and superior quality of fiber cable for projecting high-quality HD images.

“Until now, churches and many other types of A/V venues have not been able to take advantage of camera-mounted fiber optic solutions for I-MAG, because the cost has been prohibitive. At the same time, audience expectations for high-quality projected video have increased, along with the quality of HD projectors and displays,” said Jim Hurwitz, director of product management for Telecast Fiber Systems. “The CopperHead Pro directly addresses these requirements with a solution that is specifically tailored to the I-MAG market, at a price that is affordable for any production team.”

The compact CopperHead Pro camera unit sandwiches instantly between any HD/SDI video camera and a professional battery system such as Anton-Bauer® or “V”-Mount, transporting uncompressed HD video signals from the camera to the control room via either tactical fiber or hybrid SMPTE cable. The system provides complete camera control as well as full bi-directional intercom and tally — all of the signals the producer and crew need for the highest-quality image magnification in venues ranging from the smallest church to the largest arena or stadium.

All CopperHead systems are available directly from Telecast Fiber Systems, or via a network of authorized CopperHead dealers. For a demonstration of the CopperHead Pro visit Telecast Fiber Systems at IBC2010, stand 10.B39.

About Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.

Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. is the company known for its portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production. Telecast’s video, audio, and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, sports venues, and various private, educational, and government and military organizations to extend range, simplify cabling, and reduce labor costs and set-up time. Telecast systems have helped usher in the age of HD television production, and the company now is active in the development of 3D HD TV production. Telecast Fiber Systems is a subsidiary of Belden (NYSE: BDC), a leader in comprehensive signal transmission solutions for fiber, cable, wireless signal, and industrial networking applications.

More information about Telecast Fiber Systems can be found at http://www.telecast-fiber.com.

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It’s amazing when you think of how far technology has come. It was only just a joke when Ralph Kramden told his wife Alice that the reason he wouldn’t buy a tv is because he was waiting for 3D television.

As funny as that was at the time, today it is a reality and with the size of television screens increasing to phenominal proportions, it’s no wonder that people want to by flat screen tv’s.

If you don’t yet own your own flat screen television, how much longer do you think you can go on looking at your old 32″ before you decide to upgrade?

Today’s flat screen technology is capable of providing the user with an incredible viewing experience that can only be topped by going to a movie theatre.

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Types of Flat Screen TV’s

There are three popular types of flat screen tv’s that are available:

1. Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

2. Plasma

3. Light Emitting Diode (LED)

Each of these types of televisions has the ability to produce crisp and clear colors that will make you feel as though you’ve just been cast in the latest hit movie.

LCD TV’s have a tendency show a blurry picture in high action scenes that involve a lot of fast movement and the average life span of LCD TV’s is approximately 30 to 70 thousand hours.

Plasma TV’s are very good at depicting low light and shadow areas and have an average life span of approximately 50 to 90 thousand hours. They are also a bit on the heavy side.

LED TV’s are a somewhat of a happy medium between LCD and Plasma TV’s.

It’s good to take into consideration who will be watching the flatscreen tv you decide to buy as this will help with the decision to buy one that comes with internet connectivity and whether or not that is of major importance or not.

Also depending on the room that you will be watching your television in can also help in determining whether or not you’ll need to purchase home theater equipment or if the sound from the tv itself is enough.

Regardless of what you decide, the difference between a 52″ inch projection screen tv and a 52″ flat screen HD Tv is like night and day.

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There are lots of distinctive styles and designs of flat screen TVs. It can normally be a quite confusing procedure to buy 1. You can find some specifications and slight differences between the several models that generally it’s difficult to make a choice. You’ll find some issues that you may do to ensure that you come across the ideal flat screen TV for you.

1 of the initial issues to choose is how significant the TV that you would like. You’ll find a selection of sizes that you may pick from. You can find those which are modest sufficient to sit on your kitchen counter along with those which are much more than 50 inches. The standard size for most folks is the 32 inch or 42 inch TV. This offers you a significant sufficient screen to have the ability to appreciate all your favorite TV shows and movies.

The next thing to determine is if you’re interested in a LCD or plasma TV. Both are obtainable inside the HD TV, and a few of the differences need to do with the contrast and resolution. It is possible to usually locate quite a few bargains within the plasma TV as this system may possibly not stay a standard selection. The LCD models appear to be catching up in regard to contrast and resolution. A LCD flat screen TV may also be utilized in lots of diverse settings as the quantity of light doesn’t necessarily matter.

An additional consideration is the quantity of funds that you wish to invest. In regard to flat screen TVs, how a lot you invest will decide the overall high quality of the TV. Occasionally you should invest a couple additional dollars to have the ability to get a higher top quality along with a far better picture. Whenever you start to search for your new TV, you should compare not just the price but also the resolution and pixels of the model that you might be interested in.

As opposed to standing at your favorite electronic store attempting to decide the differences, take a look at a few of the review web sites that supply comparisons of numerous of the brands. This can assist you to narrow down your decision-making and have the ability to come across the ideal flat screen TV.

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Exciting and new portable DVB-T receiver with remote control. Enjoy digital television in the palm of your hand or view and record your favourite digital programs with the supplied AV cable and an external recording device. This product is small and compact for easy importing and storage and has a simple button interface for easy use. It offers you a choice of two antennas for crisp and clear picture quality. A great whole sale import item made even better with Chinavasion no MOQ policy and blind shipping right to your door.

Note: DVB-T reception is not available in every country. Please make sure to see if DVB-T is available in your region before you purchase.

China Manufacturer Specification Screen: 3.5 Inch Digital TFT panel, 320×240 RGB strip DVB-T Receiver: VHF, UHF Color System: PAL,NTSC,AUTO Video Output: 1.0Vpp/75 Ohm Sound Output:0.5W/ 32 Ohm Internal Rechargeable Battery: 2000mAh/ 3.6 V Earphone Jack: 3.5mm Power Source: AC/DC switching adapter, AC input 100 ~ 240, DC output 5V/ 1.0A Dimension: 122 x 80 x 16m ( L x W x D) Manufacturer Ref.:FFMAMP9FGI8G

Other Features:

Auto channel scan Multi Language and Subtitle Support Screen capture

Accessories:

Manual RCA Cable 2 x DVB-T Antena Car Lighter Adapter Power Adapter USB Connection Adapter Remote Control Anti-scratch carrying case

 

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Which DVB-T standard is supported with this tuner, MPEG2 or MPEG4 (H.264)? This unit supports DVB-T MPEG-2 broadcasts.

 

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received all items well packaged, very clear picture. I am based in UK and signal varies so you have to move it around the house or outside but eventually its good.I have not had the item long but it seems a good buy.

  Handheld Digital TV Receiver – DVB-T – 3.5-inch Color Screen Cool gadget.by David – on 01/31/2007

A cool gadet, well made. However, where I’m based in the UK the freeview signal isn’t that strong and the supplied aerials didn’t do the business. When you get a picture it is an excellent one. Very sharp and very bright.

  Handheld Digital TV Receiver – DVB-T – 3.5-inch Color Screen Privateby Sadettin DEREKÖY – on 01/11/2007

Screen size could be bigger than 3,5 inch. That will be better. This digital TV is vey good. I liked it.

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Many problems like dust, moisture and scratches can damage your TV screen and once damaged they can cause various problem that cannot be resolved so easily. But instead of getting into trouble you can buy a TV screen protector .you must buy a good quality screen protector because the picture quality highly depends upon the material and thickness. The additional money you are spending in buying a screen protector will definitely increase the life of your HD TV. It is also important because none of insurance plan cover the damage of TV screen. Almost all High end television screens are made up of glass means just a single hit and it will be broken into parts easily.

The TV screen protector is made of transparent plastic which is flexible and rigid so that it can prevent damage to your expensive LCD or plasma TV. Now a days the model of TV follows the style we also want to buy the stylish one rather than robust one and this is the cause that stylish TV are more susceptible to the damage. These all super thin TVs with high qualities pictures have great pleasure watching, but that look comes at the price of fragility. If you want to maintain the stylish look of your Television you must choose the TV screen Protector based of the size of screen or it will look odd. Only by covering up the screen area and the sides of the screen is the ideal situation for a TV screen protector. One more thing about the positioning is it should not be tilted or it will be suffering from a lot of reflection. And if the light positioning is not correct in the room you will see glare on your screen.

If you buy a best quality HD TV screen protector after installation you can’t even tell that they are separate from TV. The edges will go with the color of TV and screen of the protector is optically clear. So now you do not have to worry about the looks and picture quality of Screen protector attached with your TV. The maintaining of screen protector is always easier than your TV screen you don’t have to clean it so often you wipe out your TV screen. And they are very much easier to clean because now the cleaning material and you hard push for swipe will not harm your expensive TV.

Now if you are going to buy a guard for your TV screen then various options at different prices are available in the market. Out there many cheaper TV screen protector are available but these are product will not give you a value for money as they have certain flaws which are generally not acceptable. And buying a cheap product will damage the look of your LCD TV and the joy of high definition picture quality. So decide your TV screen protector as you should not end up spoiling your TV screen instead of protecting it.

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2009 Flat Screen HDTV Black Friday Deals Compared











2009 Black Friday HDTV Deals Compared


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 25, 2009

BlackFriday.com announced today that it painstakingly compared over 100 HDTV flat screen Black Friday doorbuster deals to find out which retailers customers should go to for the best deals on the TV of their choice.

Sorting through the various Black Friday deals was no easy task, especially considering some retailers still attempt to keep their Black Friday deals a secret until Thanksgiving. The comprehensive research revealed some interesting data points that shed light on HDTV trends and retailer strategy, including:

    79% of the doorbuster deals were for LCD TVs and only 21% were for Plasmas
    66% of LCD flat screens were full HD (1080p) – much higher than previous years
    Flat screen HDTVs can now be had for as little as $ 250 for a 32” 720p LCD

In most head-to-head comparisons between retailers selling the same television, Best Buy had the lowest price, often by undercutting Walmart deals by one penny. For example, a 40″ Samsung LCD 1080p HDTV can be purchased at Best Buy for $ 597.99, one penny below Walmart’s price and $ 2 cheaper than Sears for the exact same television.

To review the research findings, visit the Black Friday HDTV Deal Comparison Post on the Black Friday Blog: http://blog.blackfriday.com

About BlackFriday.com: BlackFriday.com is a leading site for year-round bargains and Black Friday shopping deals and does so by working with retailers and expert shoppers to bring exclusive deals, ad scans, discount codes and shopping strategies to their site newsletter members and Twitter followers.

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