PICTURE SPECIAL: MORE SNAPS FROM A MEMORABLE DAY AT MAC CUMHAILL PARK

December 27, 2019

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first_imgTHE Sean Mac Cumhaills GAA club in Ballybofey were excellent hosts today as the Donegal Senior and Minor teams met their fans at an open day.Here are some more pictures from today.  PICTURE SPECIAL: MORE SNAPS FROM A MEMORABLE DAY AT MAC CUMHAILL PARK was last modified: September 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal GAAopen daySean Mac Cumhaillslast_img read more


EUNAN HAS GUINNESS RECORD IN THE (PUNCH) BAG!

December 25, 2019

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first_imgWell-known Ballybofey boxer Eunan Devenney has officially punched himself into the Guinness Book of Records.In May last year, ex-pro boxer Eunan smacked a punchbag for two days non-stop.He had to hit the punch bag every two seconds to qualify for the exhausting record attempt. He hit the bag so hard for so long that his two big toenails fell off!HSE worker Eunan, 44, said he was delighted to finally get his certificate.As well as being an avid boxer himself, Eunan gives huge amounts of his own time to coach many young boxers at Town Towns Boxing Club.  EUNAN HAS GUINNESS RECORD IN THE (PUNCH) BAG! was last modified: June 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BOXEREunan DevenneyTwin Towns Boxing Clublast_img read more


Mike McGlinchey discusses blocking Von Miller: “I thought I pitched a pretty good game”

December 21, 2019

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first_imgSANTA CLARA — Mike McGlinchey and the rest of the 49ers offensive line knew they would have their hands full trying to slow down a Denver Broncos pass rush that came into Sunday tied for fifth in NFL with 37 sacks in 12 games.The results weren’t bad. Nick Mullens was sacked twice in the first half and once in the second, but stayed upright enough to throw for 332 yards and two touchdowns in the 49ers’ 20-14 win at Levi’s Stadium.McGlinchey may have had the toughest task of anyone in a home …last_img read more


Superstar Challenges Theory

December 19, 2019

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first_imgA new record holder has been found for biggest star: LBV 1806-20 in Sagittarius.  According to the NewsNotes entry on p. 20 of the April 2004 issue of Sky and Telescope, the star is up to 3 times hotter than the surface of our sun, and has a diameter 200 times as big.    Most interesting is the star’s mass, estimated to be “150 solar masses — perhaps more.  That ought to make stellar theorists sit up and take notice.  No star can survive with more than about 100 or 120 solar masses, according to well-established theory.”Theories, like Olympic records, are made to be broken.  Let facts be true, and every theory a liar.    The news item on the next page, “Getting to Know Our Stellar Neighbors,” reports results of a survey of all the stars within 10 parsecs (about 32.6 light-years) of our sun.  Surprisingly, small red dwarfs rule, nearly 12 times more numerous than stars like our sun.  This provides more evidence against the belief that Earth orbits an ordinary star.  Also, the habitable zone around a red dwarf is much narrower, lowering the probability life could exist around such a star.  The astronomer doing the survey, Todd Henry, believes the constraint is balanced by the sheer numbers of red dwarfs, but what is the chance an earthlike planet would be found in a circular orbit within such a narrow ring, when even around our sun the habitable zone represents a small fraction of the radius of our solar system?  One might almost suspect our location, at just the right distance around the right kind of star, was intelligently designed (see next headline).(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


How Tall Can a Tree Grow?

December 19, 2019

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first_img130 meters (426 ft) seems to be the upper limit on the height of a tree, say researchers from Humboldt State, Northern Arizona University and Pepperdine University, in the April 22 issue of Nature.1  To find this out, they had to establish working stations at the tops of northern California redwoods, the tallest trees on earth (the current record holder is 369.75 feet, the height of a 36-story building).  Ian Woodward calls their in situ measurements of photosynthesis at heights of over 360 ft. a “remarkable achievement.”2  The team shot arrows over the tops of tall northern redwoods, then pulled up ropes and climbed hundreds of feet into the crown branches to take their measurements of water pressure, leaf mass, carbon dioxide exchange, and light environment.  Since the tallest trees, which are estimated to have been growing for 2000 years, have not reached the theoretical limit, they could continue growing for some time.    Koch et al. determined that the limiting factor is ability to pump water against the competing forces of gravity and friction, which increase with height.  Transpiration through the leaves creates a suction in the woody vessels that pulls the water upward until cavitation occurs, when an embolism forms that collapses the water flow.  They found that the top leaves get smaller and denser at the top, and less photosynthesis occurs, due to the challenge of delivering water hundreds of feet off the ground.  The northern redwoods are efficient drawers of water, Woodward says:Tall trees use considerable quantities of water.  For example, a 45-m redwood uses about 600 kg of water each day, a figure that increases substantially with height and size.  It seems surprising, therefore, that the redwoods live in a climate with an annual dry season of 3-4 months.  Offsetting such an apparent drawback, however, is the oceanic influence on local climate, which means that dry-season fog occurs for up to two weeks at a time: fog reduces transpiration, a benefit in the dry season.  Moreover, tall trees actually increase the interception and capture of fog coming in off the sea, to the tune of 34% of the annual incidence of precipitation; in their absence, the precipitation input from fog is halved.Woodward finds it interesting that Koch’s team began their research in 1988 on the lowly radish, and now they have continued on the tallest plants in the world.  “Yet that is no real surprise,” he notes: “despite the very different packaging and longevity of the two species, their physiological processes are much the same.”See also the BBC News writeup on this research paper.1Koch, Sillett, Jennings, and Davis, “The limits to tree height,” Nature 428, 851 – 854 (22 April 2004); doi:10.1038/nature02417.2Ian Woodward, “Plant science: Tall storeys,” Nature 428, 807 – 808 (22 April 2004); doi:10.1038/428807a.Here is a good example of science as it should be done.  Excellent field work, and no storytelling about evolution.  As remarkable as today’s giant trees are, there were probably even bigger ones in the past.  Yellowstone in Wyoming and Florissant Fossil Beds in Colorado have fossilized Sequoia stumps, and redwood fossils have been found even near the Arctic circle (see 03/22/2002 entry).  Conditions in the past may have been even more conducive to their rapid growth.    Like Ian, we should all look woodward and marvel at the trees.  Look at a tall tree nearby, whether an oak, a pine, or whatever is prominent in your neck of the woods.  Imagine if it were the only tree on earth.  Would it not be an international tourist attraction?  People would travel the world over to look at this natural marvel.  They would wonder how it could pump water from under the ground all the way up to the highest leaves.  They would admire its beauty.  It would seem almost a miracle.  The fact that trees are so plentiful should not blind us to the reality that trees indeed are some of the most elegant, handsome, remarkable, and complex entities in all of creation.  Why not take the family on a hike or picnic under the shady trees, and use it as a teachable moment?Enjoy this gallery of the natural water pumps that enrich our world: by a lake (foxtail pine), in a canyon (cottonwood), outdoor pews (sequoia), blooms in fog (dogwood), giant’s foot (sequoia), forest blanket (lodgepole pine), Yosemite valley (pine, oak), Tehipite valley (pine, oak), redwood saddle (sequoia), mountain majesty (pine), waterfall curtain (cottonwood), giant and dwarves (sequoia).(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


Whitetail hunting habits evolving

December 17, 2019

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The woods were relatively quiet in my hunting areas during deer gun week last month, especially during the final weekend. That’s when, traditionally, hunters often light up forest and field with gunfire as they organize drives to push deer from the places the whitetails have sought refuge since the barrage began earlier in the week. Having taken bucks with archery gear earlier in the fall during the past several seasons, it has been several years since I was in the field for the firearms opportunity. I was surprised by the audible changes.“Drives are not as popular as they were even as recently as a decade ago,” said Dr. Mike Tonkovich, the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s (ODOW) deer program specialist as my guest on the “Buckeye Sportsman” radio show recently. “Deer hunter habits have changed considerably with advent of highly effective, easy-to-use archery gear. More deer are harvested before the gun season that ever before.”He added that not only is hunter participation overall down during deer gun week, but people aren’t organizing drives like they used to. In addition to more whitetail hunters being “tagged out” by the time gun season arrives, more firearms hunters are taking advantage of the range and accuracy of in-line muzzleloaders and rifles that shoot straight-walled cartridges, and less dependent upon drives to push deer into slug range when firearms may be used.I’m sorry to hear that deer drives are waning as a gun week tactic. I first learned to hunt deer on drives, and still miss the camaraderie a “push” brings to party of hunters, whether successful or not. And when such a joint efforts results in a deer falling to a participant, it’s a credit to everyone involved. Realizing that it takes a team effort to make a deer drive work is cause for group celebration; and yes, we used to celebrate.As the recent gun week waned I found myself wondering where I might join a party of hunters for one final push. The fields and woods I used to drive with by deer hunting friends are now housing sub-divisions  — albeit still overrun with “urbanized” deer — resulting in that annual group of gun week hunters drifting apart. I miss them, and those times. Deer gun week harvest upHunters checked 72,814 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2017 weeklong deer-gun hunting season, up from 66,758 deer over last year’s one-week firearms season. The muzzleloader season is Jan. 6-9 and archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 4. Past year’s harvest summaries and weekly updated harvest reports can be found at wildohio.gov/deerharvest.Here’s a list of all white-tailed deer checked by hunters during the weeklong 2017 deer-gun hunting season. The first number following the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for 2017, and the 2016 numbers are in parentheses: Adams: 1,166 (1,082); Allen: 341 (363); Ashland: 1,363 (1,225); Ashtabula: 2,094 (1,946); Athens: 1,591 (1,377); Auglaize: 334 (268); Belmont: 1,239 (1,360); Brown: 1,029 (823); Butler: 352 (289); Carroll: 1,733 (1,494); Champaign: 431 (356); Clark: 197 (184); Clermont: 744 (542); Clinton: 303 (260); Columbiana: 1,338 (1,307); Coshocton: 2,576 (2,325); Crawford: 615 (569); Cuyahoga: 52 (47); Darke: 305 (259); Defiance: 745 (773); Delaware: 503 (411); Erie: 272 (206); Fairfield: 776 (681); Fayette: 140 (108); Franklin: 156 (157); Fulton: 322 (362); Gallia: 1,318 (1,211); Geauga: 538 (479); Greene: 229 (203); Guernsey: 2,014 (1,885); Hamilton: 191 (155); Hancock: 529 (454); Hardin: 529 (477); Harrison: 1,530 (1,573); Henry: 371 (345); Highland: 1,076 (948); Hocking: 1,370 (1,288); Holmes: 1,592 (1,484); Huron: 1,148 (1,074); Jackson: 1,230 (1,031); Jefferson: 832 (1,138); Knox: 1,965 (1,942); Lake: 163 (167); Lawrence: 907 (795); Licking: 1,789 (1,609); Logan: 754 (639); Lorain: 702 (683); Lucas: 119 (129); Madison: 186 (158); Mahoning: 649 (594); Marion: 432 (403); Medina: 620 (604); Meigs: 1,323 (1,373); Mercer: 310 (262); Miami: 251 (196); Monroe: 1,334 (1,131); Montgomery: 157 (103); Morgan: 1,459 (1,178); Morrow: 657 (626); Muskingum: 2,328 (2,112); Noble: 1,391 (1,271); Ottawa: 120 (105); Paulding: 446 (425); Perry: 1,278 (1,156); Pickaway: 342 (270); Pike: 761 (753); Portage: 560 (559); Preble: 300 (235); Putnam: 359 (274); Richland: 1,343 (1,228); Ross: 1,230 (1,102); Sandusky: 275 (219); Scioto: 898 (890); Seneca: 868 (835); Shelby: 394 (334); Stark: 881 (798); Summit: 159 (174); Trumbull: 1,250 (1,144); Tuscarawas: 2,335 (2,045); Union: 350 (271); Van Wert: 223 (211); Vinton: 1,234 (1,111); Warren: 313 (236); Washington: 1,572 (1,502); Wayne: 823 (730); Williams: 691 (655); Wood: 342 (286); Wyandot: 757 (716). Total: 72,814 (66,758). Fall turkey harvest down by halfHunters harvested 1,053 wild turkeys during Ohio’s 2017 fall wild turkey season, open in 67 counties including 11 open for the autumn hunting opportunity for the first time. That’s down from 2,168 bagged during the 2016 fall hunting season.Wild turkeys were extirpated in Ohio by 1904 and were reintroduced in the 1950s by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s first modern day wild turkey season opened in the spring of 1966 in 9 counties, and hunters checked 12 birds. The wild turkey harvest topped 1,000 for the first time in 1984. Spring turkey hunting opened statewide in 2000. Fall turkey season first opened in 19 counties in 1996 and harvests have fluctuated between 1,000 and 3,000 turkeys during that time period. For summaries of past turkey seasons, visit wildohio.gov/turkeyharvest.Here is a list of all wild turkeys checked during the 2017 and 2016 fall hunting seasons. The first number following the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for 2017, and the 2016 numbers are in parentheses. An * designates a county that was open during the 2017 season, but was not open during the 2016 season: Adams: 20 (30); Allen* : 4 (0); Ashland: 15 (25); Ashtabula: 46 (66); Athens: 15 (63); Belmont: 23 (47); Brown: 9 (20); Butler: 6 (13); Carroll: 19 (30); Champaign*: 3 (0); Clermont: 15 (28); Columbiana: 22 (31); Coshocton: 54 (94); Crawford*: 3 (0); Cuyahoga: 2 (9); Defiance: 9 (26); Delaware: 11 (10); Fairfield: 6 (24); Fulton*: 6 (0); Franklin: 13 (2); Gallia: 31 (57); Geauga: 16 (32); Guernsey: 31 (79); Hamilton: 11 (11); Hardin*: 3 (0); Harrison: 28 (68); Henry*: 3 (0); Highland: 25 (34); Hocking: 8 (57); Holmes: 26 (74); Huron: 5 (13); Jackson: 18 (50); Jefferson: 19 (39); Knox: 17 (43); Lake: 9 (12); Lawrence: 12 (32); Licking: 30 (54); Logan*: 4 (0); Lorain: 16 (19); Mahoning: 11 (27); Medina: 17 (28); Meigs: 20 (79); Monroe: 22 (86); Morgan: 12 (52); Morrow: 19 (8); Muskingum: 20 (64); Noble: 19 (74); Paulding*: 8 (0); Perry: 19 (62); Pike: 12 (39); Portage: 15 (31); Preble*: 10 (0); Putnam*: 8 (0); Richland: 28 (31); Ross: 13 (25); Scioto: 7 (23); Seneca: 9 (11); Stark: 25 (41); Summit: 13 (16); Trumbull: 28 (42); Tuscarawas: 25 (92); Vinton: 18 (47); Warren: 6 (9); Washington: 18 (54); Wayne: 8 (10); Williams: 25 (25); Wyandot*: 5 (0); Total: 1,053 (2,168).last_img read more


Enki Sports Debuts Smartphone-Based Training for iPhone

December 16, 2019

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first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Data Portability#Internet of Things#mobile#web Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img curt hopkins Tomorrow San Francisco-based Enki Sports is bundling wireless sensors and the Web together into a real-time integrated training system that you communicate with via your smartphone. “The system will coach the athlete based on their training plan, monitor’s the athlete’s performance via wireless sensors and provide feedback during performance to help the athlete follow their plan,” according to COO Jeff Broderick.The integrated system runs real-time training data to a web site that is inflected according to that data and checked against a workout plan. Any modification is then “pushed back down to the phone in time for the next workout.” “One of the biggest problems we solve is to give each workout context within the athlete’s overall plan and how it relates to their goals. Because our system knows the athlete’s plan and listens to the athlete’s body in real time, our customers are more likely to avoid fatigue-related injuries and performance issues,” according to CEO Kirk Ewing.The packages contain the wireless sensors to record heart rate and sport specific data, a phone application and a subscription to the MyEnki online training app. The first platform to be supported will be the iPhone. iPhone Sport Packages for Cycling will ship in June with Running following in August and Triathlon later in Q4 2010. Support for Android will arrive in Q4 2010 with Blackberry and other phones following in 2011.The smartphone connection may help to distinguish Enki Sports from competitors such as Nike, as well as BodyMedia, Fitbit and others. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more


10 Gmail Plugins That Will Supercharge Your Team’s Productivity

December 15, 2019

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first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#gmail#plugins#Trending Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Gmail is one of the most popular email platforms in the world, and for good reason; it’s easy to organize, it’s free to open an account, and it comes with significant technical support (though you probably won’t need it). It works quickly, and on most of your devices, so you can spend less time emailing and more time being productive.But here’s the thing—most of us waste significant time on email, taking too long writing or reading, misplacing or poorly organizing our messages, or starting conversations that don’t need to be started. In the 6.3 hours a day we spend checking email, at least some of those hours are wasted.Fortunately, there are tools that can help us recover that lost time supercharge your team’s productivity:EmailAnalyticsEmailAnalytics syncs with your Gmail or G Suite account to collect information on how many emails you send and receive over a given timeframe, your average response times (as well as the average response times of people who send you emails), email traffic by day of the week, email traffic by hour of the day, and a whole lot more.There’s no better tool for analyzing your email productivity – or that of your employees – since it enables managers to sync and track employee email accounts as well.Right InboxMore than 250,000 professionals use Right Inbox every day to increase their email productivity. This Chrome extension supercharges your Gmail usage with 4 powerful features, one of which is email scheduling, which is super helpful for startups that work in different time zones. Once you schedule the email, the tool will automatically send your emails at the appropriate time for the timezones you’re working with.You can also save yourself some time by utilizing the recurring email feature, which lets you program recurring notes.The Email Game.The Email Game literally turns your inbox into a game by challenging you to respond to emails within a certain amount of time.By forcing you to make quick decisions on your emails, whether it’s to reply to them or snooze them for another time, it gamifies the act of climbing inbox mountain; a welcome change from time to time.TaskForceIf you’re the type of person who best functions when working on clearly defined lists, TaskForce is worth a try.Operating fully within the Gmail interface, TaskForce allows you to quickly organize your emails by turning them into tasks, which you can then check off with an interactive list. If you hate the idea of sorting your emails into folders and labels, but want a more efficient way to keep tabs on your most important assignments, give it a try.KeyRocketDid you know that you can press the “C” key to compose a message within Gmail? There are actually dozens of different keyboard shortcuts available in Gmail that you probably aren’t aware of. KeyRocket is a simple extension that informs you of these shortcuts, whenever you take an action that could have been simplified with a shortcut.Over time, you’ll become familiar with them. It may not seem like much, but shaving even a few seconds off each email could add up to hours saved every week.ContactOutContactOut is a simple browser extension that helps you find email addresses and phone numbers of anyone on LinkedIn. We’ve been around for just over three years and already have thousands of users from a third of the Fortune 500.ContactOut finds emails from 75% of Linkedin users at a 97% accuracy rate. It’s earned us multiple mentions on the ahrefs blog as one of the best freemium email outreach tools available.GmailSnoozeA product by Streak, GmailSnooze is an interesting concept you might not have considered—a “snooze” button for individual emails. With the tool, you can hit the “snooze,” on a given email, removing it from your inbox temporarily so you can focus on other, more important matters.At a time interval of your choosing, the email will return, appearing as a new message, so you can deal with it then.Inbox PauseSimilar to GmailSnooze, Inbox Pause literally puts a “pause” button in your inbox, preventing any new emails from showing up until you “unpause” it.When you unpause it, all the paused emails immediately show up in your inbox. It’s great for when you need to work on a project without the constant temptation to check your inbox for new emails.Unroll.meHow much time do you spend manually deleting emails from lists and senders you want nothing to do with? Probably more time than you’d like to admit—and you won’t take the time to unsubscribe.Fortunately, Unroll.me can help you take care of everything at once, unsubscribing from all your unwanted lists so you can keep your inbox clutter-free.YeswareYesware is a popular tool for sales professionals who conduct outreach via email because it notifies you when a recipient opens your email, enabling you to follow up at just the right time.The tool also includes analytics for open rates and response rates, as well as a handy mail merge feature that enables bulk email sending from right within your Gmail account.IFTTTIFTTT is a free service that allows you to connect with multiple other platforms (including Gmail) to set parameters for executing automatic functions under specific conditions. That sounds complicated, but it’s really simple; using IFTTT enables you to set automatic reminders, timers, and task lists in your Gmail account, and you can even set parameters for your other common apps to email you updates about your activity—such as automatically emailing yourself a shopping list after recording it with Alexa.Most of these tools will give you new information, or new functions you can use to make the most out of every email session—but you still have to apply them correctly if you want to see their benefits. Learn what you can, but try not to get distracted with insights that aren’t actionable, or new tools that cost more time than they save. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storagelast_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


Exploiting the Partnership Gap

December 9, 2019

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first_imgIf you want to drive a wedge between your clients and your competitors, you can exploit the partnership gap. The partnership gap is found in the actions that you take and that your competitors fail to take. You can win you dream client by exploiting this gap, provided you can prove it exists.See Their Business Outcomes As Your OwnIf you sell a product or service, the more you can share how you own your dream client’s outcomes, the more they can visualize you as a partner. If you can share how you take responsibility for delivering the results that you promise—and not just drop what you sell off at the bay doors—then you can tell the story about being a partner.If you can point to the measurements, the metrics, and the actions that prove that you own the outcomes you sell, you paint a picture—and you help your dream clients to paint themselves into that picture with you.Act ProactivelyIt’s great to be responsive and reactive. When your client needs something you should jump on it with both feet. That makes you a good, solid provider. But if you want to rise to partner, you have to act before your client or dream client asks for something.If you recognize something could be improved, if you recognize a better result could be obtained and build an initiative or an opportunity around it, you are acting like a partner. You recognize what needs doing and you get it done.If you can you describe the process and the methodologies that make you proactive, you can build a wedge between your dream client and your competitors.Bring New Ideas that Move Their Business ForwardThe primary outcome your clients need from you is help moving their business forward.Your clients need help producing better results, quarter after quarter, and year after year. If you aren’t making changes to what you do and how you do it, then you quickly become complacent, and you quickly become irrelevant.Identify and share the ideas that you believe will move your client’s business forward. Bring them new ideas each quarter, and make it your responsibility to continually push for progress around the initiatives and opportunities you build.Owning your client’s outcomes, acting proactively, and bringing your clients new ideas to move their business forward will earn you the right to be their strategic partner. It will also let you exploit the partnership gap.last_img read more