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PlayOn Makes It Easier to Cut the Cord

PlayOn DVR

“Cord cutting” means getting your news, sports and entertainment direct from the Internet, rather than through a cable company. PlayOn software makes this task less daunting by pre-populating its interface with almost all the popular online programming sources. On top of this, it gives you a software based digital video recorder (DVR), they call a Streaming Video Recorder (SVR).

NAB Show 2016: Batman versus HDR – You ain’t seen nothin’ yet


Eighty-nine years ago, Al Jolson said to the audience watching his film ‘The Jazz Singer,’ the first film with synchronized dialog, “You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.” After viewing the demo of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video and Dolby ATMOS sound at the Future of Cinema Conference in Las Vegas, I can confidently say, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”

NAB 2015: A Producer’s Guide to Story, Budget, Strategy and Brand with Amy DeLouise

(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) At this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, the annual Las Vegas conclave of television, radio, internet and supporting industries, Amy DeLouise set an aggressive goal for her presentation titled: “A Producer’s Guide to Everything That Matters.” Everything? Maybe not, but DeLouise, an award-winning video- and multi-media producer, came pretty…

NAB 2015: Blogger Melanie Nelson Gets Down to Self-Editing Basics

(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2015, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, surrounded by every video camera made, virtual sets, lighting equipment, online streaming hardware and software platforms, they didn’t forget that it all begins with writing. In “Self-Editing Basics: The Tools You Need to Improve Your Writing,”…

NAB 2015: Drone-ing On and On – The Pizza has Landed

(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) Drones were everywhere at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas this year. No, not male honeybees or parasitic loafers, but unmanned aircraft remotely or programmatically controlled. More specifically, drones with cameras attached. You could gain knowledge about drones at numerous vendor booths (many with cages for flying…

NAB 2015: Pep Rally with Jerry Lewis, a Former Senator, and Mr. Dodgers

Jerry Lewis accepting NAB Achievement Award

(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) Day One of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 13, began with a pep rally in the Westgate Hotel next to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The conclave of television, radio, internet and supporting industries attracted 100,000 people to Vegas. But the attendees did have a few things to…

NAB 2015: Get in the Creative Cloud – Adobe has Candy

(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) In preparation for announcements at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show April 11-15, computer software company Adobe Systems previewed its new and enhanced Creative Cloud product line to the press. And it shared Candy. Candy is one of a series of products and upgrades designed to unify the individual and group…