AJA Tag

So, from the michaelkammes.com camp: big news - Kate Miller has agreed in principal to spend the rest of her life with me, and that suits me just fine.  It's a good thing, or so I'm told.  I personally think she's nuts for spending 3 years with me, let alone the next 70.  But as soon as ink hits paper, she's mine and I'm hers, and our geek powers shall set you free. And while I've known for a while she was the one, how I was going to do it that would be good fodder for dinner parties and for post production industry acronym discussions - that angle eluded me.  GEEK, NERD, + MARRIAGE PROPOSAL Google searches seemed to pop up cool ideas, but nothing that married (ahem) my life choice of Post Production with my life mate choice of Kate. Then it dawned on me: 3D.  It's future viability in this world aside, it offers a technical and logistical challenge, and would be something she wouldn't see coming.  2 things which could be a whole 'lotta fun to exploit.
Kool-Aid!  Get your Kool-Aid here! Avid has unveiled the latest update to their editing suite family: Media Composer & Symphony 5.5, as well as DS 5.5.  Below are some of the biggest features to the Media Composer and Symphony 5.5 releases.
Once a year, us posties flock to our mecca, and plant ourselves within the bowels of sin city to suckle from the geek teet, and bask in all it's acronym run glory.  We spend too much on cheap food.  We spend way more on alcohol, and desperately try and find which one of the vendors will have the best afterparty.  Walking each hall and floor tenderizes our feet as if Rocky Balboa was in training.  We hoard swag in the several free branded bags slung over both shoulders.  We shout over the tens of thousands of other people asking the same questions, and demand specifications about balsawood products that won't ship until next year.  We play business card roulette and find out who is where.  We reminisce about older, bulkier and more expensive technological solutions, the same way we'll chuckle over this years offerings in 10 years.
Thousands of vendors, and hundreds of thousands of square feet later, I am back in SoCal, with some highlights from the 2009 NAB convention.