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  1. Music back on YouTube

    by , 09-06-2009 at 09:24 AM (The Digital Director Experience: Video Editing Fundamentals)
    It seems UK users can once again watch "premium" music videos on YouTube afer a deal was struck with song writers group PRS. But, more importantly, this deal covers music included in user videos. Unfortunately this doesn't appear to be retrospective as my music videos previously stripped of audio remain "quiet". Whether this particular music wasn't covered by the deal, I can't say. But it would seem a shame to have to upload videos all over again...
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  2. A break to the internet

    by , 09-01-2009 at 07:17 PM (The Digital Director Experience: Video Editing Fundamentals)
    My wireless router finally died over the weekend. Seven plus years of faithful service ended with constant interuptions to internet browsing. Imagine having to get up every few hours to reset the internet? It was almost like the bad old days of dial up.

    At first I assumed my ISP has finally tired of all my video dowloads. I refused to believe my fathful netgear had died. But then I realised it was long overdue an upgrade. So eager to get back on the net, I took a trip to PC World. ...
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  3. UK video sharing to be cut off

    by , 08-25-2009 at 12:23 PM (The Digital Director Experience: Video Editing Fundamentals)
    The great piracy debate always sparks interest in the Digital Director community. And none more so that illegal file sharing. According to an article on the BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8219652.stm) anyone caught file sharing in the UK could lose all communication on the net. This initiative is part of the Digital Britain report.

    Whilst I am against all kinds of copyright infringement, the punishment here does seem severe. Any who will assess those that break the rules? ...
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  4. Muscles of Love

    Some of you may have read this exerpt from "Diary of a cameraman" before but for those who haven't...

    The camera doesn't lie. Of course it doesn't, it's just a tool, it's like saying that a paintbrush or a pen doesn't lie. It's the person using the tool who can manipulate, distort and disguise the truth. Before going into a philosophical essay on moral truth I think I'll quickly nail my colours to the mast and state that it's the ability to use filters, lighting, effects ...
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  5. Roll up, roll up... get your free films

    by , 02-10-2009 at 08:14 PM (The Digital Director Experience: Video Editing Fundamentals)
    It seems Slum Dog Millionaire is set to beat all records... for the most pirated film in history. Its universal appeal provides the perfect catalyst for this dubious title. That and the universal availability of pirate copies.

    At a time when everyone's attempting to save money, it comes as no surprise to see knock off sales surge. But surely that's not the whole story? I paid 3 to watch Slum Dog on the big screen courtesy of Orange Wednesdays. About the same price some people are ...
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