U-17s outclassed once again

January 20, 2020


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first_imgJamaica’s Under-17 team was blanked 3-0 by their Canadian counterparts in the first of their two friendly matches at Winchester Park, North Street, Kingston, yesterday. The young Reggae Boyz, who are preparing for the CONCACAF final round in Panama next April to May, lost their previous two practice games to the United States, going down 3-0 and 4-0 in two matches earlier this month. Yesterday, the Andrew Edwards-coached team went behind courtesy of Jordon Faria’s 16th-minute strike. Alphonso Davies put the visitors 2-0 up after 37 minutes, and Yohan Lebourhis sealed the win for the visitors with another goal on 47 minutes. The young Jamaicans will face the Canadians in the second game of their two-match series tomorrow at UWI Bowl at 3 p.m.last_img read more

Video Production and Editing Trends at NAB Show 2013

December 12, 2019


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first_imgBlackmagic Design – Booth: SL218After Delays due to manufacturing issues, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is finally shipping. This camera was the darling of NAB 2012.So, will they show a higher resolution for the Cinema Camera, a firmware update or other new goodies? Digital Bolex – No Booth InfoWill this camera compete with the BMCC for users looking to upgrade from a DSLR that want to shoot in CinemaDNG?The camera made an appearance at this year’s SXSW festival.  I’m assuming we will see a working camera and their set of lenses at NAB. This is an exciting time for the video production and post production markets. Cheaper technology and a shake up in the leading apps of the past, has really opened up the market for innovation and development.  I’m excited to see what new products come to market at NAB – and how they might effect our industry in the coming years.What are you most excited to see at NAB 2013?Share your thoughts in the comments below! Panasonic – Booth: C3607Panasonic currently offers the popular AG-HPX250 camcorder (under $5000, 10-bit, 4:2:2, AVC-Intra 100 recording).Panasonic showed a 4K Prosumer Prototype at CES. Will we see a working version at NAB 2013? Digital Imaging TechWith the popularity of digital cinema cameras, DIT further blurs the boundaries between production and post.  DITs now have their own agency in 4K london. The times they are a’changing. Sony – Booth: C11001Sony will be be showing their F65, the F55 and F5 4K cameras, and Super 35mm cameras.Sony announced a 4K prosumer prototype at CES in January. Will we see a working version at NAB 2013? Canon – Booths: C3628, C4325They will be showing their CEOS System of Digital Cinema Cameras/Lenses and DSLR cameras.Will we see a protype camera with the recently announced 35mm CMOS Full Frame Video Sensor? Autodesk -Booth: SL3316Although they are known more for high end apps like Maya and Flame, they’re gaining a wider user base with their updated Smoke video editing and compositing application.Currently they offer Smoke 2013, as an all-in-one Mac based video editing and effects app for $3495.  Will we see new Smoke features in an attempt to pick up a larger professional user base? At NAB 2012 the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Autodesk Smoke were the real game changers. Who will be this years game changer/innovator?NAB 2013 is just around the corner. Are you going!?Each year nearly 100,000 video professionals swarm on Las Vegas for the National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow.  Here are my thoughts on trends and gear I hope to see at NAB 2013. I am only listing companies that have publicly said they will be at NAB Show 2013.CONTENT ACQUISITIONWill 2-4K resolutions become more affordable in 2013, and what we will we see from the major providers and manufacturers? Colorfront -Dot Hill Systems, Booth SL11508Currently offer On-Set Dailies system and iPad integration (local Wi-Fi w on-set dailies).They won an Emmy in 2012.  What will they have to show this year? Media Silo – Booth SU10114Mainly known for their media management tools, they will be showing a Digital Dailies Solution that looks interesting for professional video content producers. Adobe – Booths SL2400MR, SL2401MR, SL2500MR, SL3910Adobe has a major presence at NAB this year, so I assume we will see a preview of Creative Suite CS7. Will it step up as FCP X is still maturing and AVID is having financial woes?Will we see their cloud collaborative workflow platform Adobe Anywhere as well? EDITORIALWith the demise of Final Cut Pro and new options/pricing models for other NLEs, the last few years have been a real shake-up for video editing applications.  Will anything be announced at NAB 2013 that will push one NLE to the top?  In the next few years, who will take the lead in marketshare for nonlinear editing? Kinefinity – Booth: C12813They currently offer the KineRAW S35 2k camera for around $7000, but are supposedly showing the Mini,  a Super35mm Sized CMOS Sensor Camera.Will it be as big of an announcement as the BMCC was last year? Lightworks – No Booth InfoLightworks was popular for editing films in the 90’s, then it was sold to Edit Share and became open source software.Lightworks is a free nonlinear editing app currently available for the PC. They will be showing a Mac version at NAB. Gamma & Density – No Booth InfoThey currently offer the Mac based 3CP 6.1 system for on-set color correction with file-based cameras. It works with LUTs as well as Color Decision Lists. RED Digital Cinema – Booth: SL1516They currently offer the EPIC and Scarlet professional video production cams.Will they have anything new up their sleeve to excite the legions of RED diehard users?last_img read more

Cong. will form govt. in Gujarat, says Lalu

December 3, 2019


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first_imgRashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad on Sunday asserted that the Congress would form a government in Gujarat as people had voted heavily in its favour in the first phase of polls, which recorded a 68% turnout. “People have voted in large numbers in favour of the Congress in Gujarat [in the first phase of polls]. It will form the government there,” Mr. Prasad told presspersons here.last_img

Clarksons China to Shorten White List to 59 Yards

October 23, 2019


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first_imgzoom At the start of October 2016, a set of revised criteria was introduced for China’s White List of domestic shipyards, marking a further indication that the industry in China is likely to continue to downsize, according to Clarksons Research.Under the new criteria, builders can be dropped from the list if they suspend production or declare bankruptcy, merge with or be acquired by other yards, fail to win a new order and deliver a vessel over a two year period, or fail to deliver a ship, receive a contract, and have no units under construction over a one year period.Based on the current status of the yards in relation to the new criteria, of the 71 yards on the White List, seven are in financial distress and have declared bankruptcy. Their closures could see the removal of around 1.7 million CGT p.a. of estimated shipbuilding capacity.While some yards on the list have fared better than others, the financial distress faced by some builders is indicative of the significant problems being faced by many Chinese yards.Many yards expanded rapidly during the boom years, but in the following downturn, cost overruns and output delays have been apparent. These yards have been particularly vulnerable, and have suffered from dwindling cash reserves.Although state-owned yards have not been affected to the same extent, they have not been immune to the very difficult market conditions. Consolidation has been apparent, with two CSSC shipyards and three CSIC yards merging with others in the same groups over the last year, and further similar activity is likely, Clarksons Research said.The closure of facilities and redundancies may be required to reduce costs and increase efficiency.Taking into account the yards which have declared bankruptcy and merged with others, the White List will shorten to 59 yards.While these builders currently meet the revised criteria, some may soon receive a warning for failing to secure new orders as 40 of these yards have not won an order in 2016 so far, 18 of which also did not receive an order in 2015. Most yards still have ships under construction, but four builders have not delivered a unit since the start of 2015.last_img read more