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Talking Video Workflows and Workstations with Adobe’s Dave Helmly

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first_imgDave Helmly, head of strategic development for Broadcast at Adobe®, has forged a distinguished career in video and imaging, helping professional creators nail their workflows.As a #DellInsideCircle member, Dave uses Dell Precision mobile workstations daily with his team of 15 international field representatives. We sat down with him to hear his thoughts on the role of technology in video and image editing, which technologies get him most excited, and how he expects the industry to evolve. Matt: What technology really excites you? Are there specific trends you are seeing?Dave: Our team’s daily job is more about being trusted advisors to our customers who are looking to spend their money wisely to create fast and solid edit stations. Most of my test projects are based on real-world work from customers looking to increase their output to post and deliver content faster. I use these projects to test workflows and ensure speed and stability for the work they need to do now – and in some cases the work they will need to do in the future.Technology like Intel’s Thunderbolt™ has been a game changer in our industry from fast backups to simplifying local RAID storage setups to faster networking for laptops. Other technology like VR 360 video was discovered early on and became a feature set in our products. Usage of VR has shifted from being a consumer visual walkthrough tool to a professional one. AI technologies, like our own Adobe Sensei™, are advancing at lightning speed every month. We are working on some very cool AI tech for video creators. Check out the sneak peek of Project FastMask from Adobe MAX a few years ago: It’s available now in beta in After Effects® as Roto Brush 2.The majority of my day-to-day customers are leaders in the US media and broadcast space. I also work with Hollywood editors, well known YouTubers, and leading film schools. The biggest trend and number one topic on any given day since the pandemic hit is remote editing. I see HDR and 10-bit displays becoming the norm the same way HD video took over a few years ago. Nearly all of my customers have stated that delivering HDR content is a top priority for them and they need the right tools and workflows to ensure they can update their supply chains with HDR content. As a result, you’ll see more enhanced and simpler HDR video workflows from us. Matt: As a #DellInsideCircle member, you recently tried out the Precision 5750 mobile workstation. What were your first impressions? Dave: The design is sleek, slim, and lightweight. It’s hard to believe it’s a 17-inch because it fits into my 15-inch laptop case with ease. It’s a powerhouse; I was also able to run several test projects in Adobe Premiere® Pro with 4K edits and 8K edits. I was using a Dell 5530 2-in-1, and I still love that machine, but there’s no question that this one is much faster. I would recommend it to any peers in my field.Dave Helmly working on Adobe Creative Cloud with a Dell Precision workstation in his studioMatt: If you had $5,000 to build an at-home editing studio, what would you invest in? Dave: If I were to advise someone on what to consider within their budget, other than your workstation and Adobe Creative Cloud®, I’d suggest a standup desk that adjusts up and down, a high-end webcam like a Sony or Canon DSLR for web meetings – as a video editor, your image is everything, an Ultrawide HDR Display, and Thunderbolt 3 raid for local projects.If you have another $5,000, then definitely upgrade to the main editing hardware. Newer technologies like NVMe drives, NVIDIA RTX GPUs, and 10th Gen Intel® Core™ or Xeon® processors would benefit any workflow.Matt: You have been in the industry for over 35 years and with Adobe for almost 25 years. What key technologies have been industry gamechangers?Dave: Both Photoshop® and Premiere have been around for 30 years and have created the imaging and video standards that the industry has been built around. Many of the advancements we see around digital cameras, HDR displays, compute power, drive access and speeds, drive capacity, and real-time GPU effects are a direct result of the need to create faster and do work that stands out from the crowd. You see this every day on YouTube where successful creators deliver high quality videos that have now reached 8K frame size and playback. They are setting the pace for what you’ll see from broadcasters. Matt: Any predictions for the industry?Dave: Overall, remote editing has been quite successful for most customers but the lack of face-to-face meetings in the office has made working as a team more difficult. The number one thing I hear customers wish for is better collaboration tools for remote team editing so that multiple people can simultaneously edit or review the same project. I believe cloud-based workflows will become the norm for film and broadcast editing. It will happen fast, within two to three years. Cloud-based rendering and delivery will shorten the time to the supply chain and bring overall costs down as the cost of cloud compute equals out. We will still require high-end local workstations as the risk of moving to the cloud 100% for compute is too high. Currently, it’s more about having a seamless connection to the cloud. Matt: Who are your favorite creators to follow on social media and who should we watch out for?Dave: The first one that comes to mind is Devin Graham (Devin Supertramp). I met him early on in his career and introduced him to RED Camera several years ago. As a result, I’m a better RED shooter myself. Devin always shares his workflow on his Behind-the-Scenes channel and answers questions on shooting techniques and which lens to use. Peter Hollens is another one to watch. He has a fresh look to his edits that just pull you into his world. On the tech side – it’s hard to match Linus Tech Tips. I have a lot of respect for him and his team’s passion for advancements in technology. He can be brutal to software companies like ours, but he drives us to do better in terms of performance and stability. Matt: What’s your most prized possession?Dave: This one is easy. It’s relationships with like-minded people. Engaging in tech conversations with customers, peers, and friends make Mondays okay.last_img read more

Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday September 9, 2011

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first_img**Dominica Festival Committee begins promotion of the World Creole Music Festival **Promotion of the 15th edition of the World Creole Music Festival commenced locally and in neighbouring French territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe. Ticket sales commenced on September 2 with season tickets being offered at a special price. Dominicans will also have the opportunity to win prizes with partner radio stations DBS and Kairi FM as well as headline sponsor DIGICEL. **Local hoteliers keen on signing up for Hotel Survey Program**Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) partnered with Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) and Smith Travel Research, Inc (STR) to present a half-day Hotel Occupancy Data Collection and Hotel Benchmarking workshop on September 7. There were 34 participants representing 19 hotels, 3 financial institutions, 2 tour operators, the DHTA, and Central Statistical Office. Addresses from the DDA Chairman, Minister for Tourism, Hon. Ian Douglas and IDA Investment Services Officer, highlighted the importance of recording and reporting visitor statistics including hotel occupancy data. Ms. Brittany Baldwin of STR presented a year-to-date (through July) global hotel performance review, including the performance of the overall Caribbean region and key regional destinations which showed Caribbean Occupancy Rate at 66.2% for July 2011 compared to 64.9% in 2010 and Average Daily Room Rate at US$153.17 compared to US$148.22 in 2010. Caribbean room revenue for the month of July was reported at US$6 billion; a 5.7% increase over 2010. When Ms. Baldwin presented on individual destination performance, she noted that with only 2 Dominican properties participating in the Hotel Survey Program, it was impossible to give any analysis on our national performance. This piqued the interest of hoteliers on the importance of gathering such data. The appeal went out for increased local participation and most of the hoteliers present immediately indicated their interest in joining the programme. Ms. Yvonne Armour gave the closing remarks on behalf of the DHTA executive and expressed her gratitude as a hotelier to DDA, IDA, and STR for bringing this opportunity to the local accommodation sector. For a destination market report to be produced at least 5 properties must participate in STR’s Hotel Survey Program. **Dominica to be represented at CTO’s Tourism Youth Congress**Kitwanie Carbon will represent Dominica as Junior Minister of Tourism at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Tourism Youth Congress in St. Martin on September 17, 2011. The Tourism Youth Congress forms part of CTO’s annual State of the Industry conference, where key stakeholders meet to discuss issues affecting the regional tourism sector and brainstorm on solutions to the challenges being faced. Kitwanie, a fifth form student of the Convent High School, was the winner of the local Tourism Youth Congress held in May as part of Tourism Awareness Month. Minister for Tourism, Hon. Ian Douglas and Director of Tourism, Mr. Colin Piper will attend the conference and Tourism Youth Congress. Junior Ministers of Tourism from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas and Jamaica will also take part in the event. The theme for conference is “How to win in a competitive environment” and will feature speakers from regional and international airline companies, marketing and business communication companies. Kitwanie and a chaperone will leave Dominica on September 15 and return on September 18. Kitwanie’s participation at the Tourism Youth Congress is made possible by the Discover Dominica Authority. For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authority 28 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday September 9, 2011 by: – September 9, 2011last_img read more

Women’s hoops notches W over Long Beach State

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first_imgJunior guard Minyon Moore (center) dribbles through opposing defenders at Galen Center. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)Behind 40 combined points from senior shooting guard Aliyah Mazyck and junior guard Minyon Moore Sunday at Walter Pyramid, the women’s basketball team improved to 2-0 after defeating Long Beach State 86-50.Mazyck scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half, shooting 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from beyond-the-arc. Mazyck finished the game with 26 minutes, 19 points and four rebounds. Moore was 4-of-4 from the field for 10 points in the first half, including 2 points from the free throw line. The junior guard finished with 21 points in 32 minutes, leading all scorers. She also added seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals to her total. “[Minyon] has an elite skill, and that skill is playing hard,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “She gets after it, she rebounds defends, scores at a high rate … She’s an overall great player.”The Trojans had some solid performances off the bench. Redshirt sophomore forward Asiah Jones  did not wait long to get her college career started. Coming off her first career college game where she scored 4 points with five rebounds, Jones showed improvement by leading all non-starters in minutes, points and rebounds with 18, 9 and six, respectively. In addition, senior Cheyanne Wallace went 5-of-8 at the free throw line. Wallace finished with 5 points in 16 minutes.The Trojans began the game fast, scoring 8 straight points before giving up a 3-pointer to sophomore Naomi Hunt three minutes into the game. The Trojans finished the first quarter with a 23-8 run that extended to a 31-9 run four minutes into the second quarter. USC finished a dominant half shooting 60 percent from the field, taking a commanding 51-22 lead at halftime.“In the first half we focused … we’re executing our offense, we really focused on our defense. So the first half gets an A-plus,” Trakh said. “But we lost our focus, we lost our discipline in the third quarter. We started making mistakes on defense, and made some mistakes on offense … We need to be focused for 40 minutes not 20.”After a trip to the charity stripe by Wallace in the third quarter, the Women of Troy extended their lead to 37, the greatest margin of the night. USC dominated the post with 38 total points in the paint while out-rebounding the 49ers 50-24. Minyon and senior guard Mariya Moore combined for 16 boards on the night. The Trojans also scored 33 points off Long Beach State’s 24 turnovers, another testament to Trakh’s philosophy of taking advantage of turnovers.“[My philosophy first comes from] our defense, we do a good job of forcing turnovers,” Trakh said. “I expect that to continue, we have some kids who can defend and I expect that to continue.”With only two games under their belt, the Trojans have shown what they are capable of, having outscored opponents 159-105 so far.Freshman guard Justina King led Long Beach State with 12 points and five assists in 39 minutes of play. Junior guard Sydney Bordonaro led all bench players for the 49ers, scoring 12 points on two 3-pointers and four free throws in 15 minutes.The Trojans look to extend their undefeated record when they return to Galen Center for two home games. They will face UC Santa Barbara Thursday at 7 p.m., and Santa Clara University Sunday at 2 p.m.last_img read more

2 Syracuse players ejected in 5-1 loss to Colgate

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first_imgMadison Beishuizen chased the puck at center ice, but a Colgate player got to it first and skated toward the boards. Beishuizen charged at the Colgate skater and hit her from behind. The rink quietened as as the referees went to video review before ejecting the Syracuse forward from the game.On the ensuing penalty kill, Colgate kept play in SU’s defensive zone, and as Lauren Bellefontaine fought for a puck, she too launched a Colgate player into the boards. Bellefontaine was assessed a penalty for cross checking and sent to the box as the referees checked for a possible game misconduct. They confirmed a five-minute major and kicked Bellefontaine out of the game as well.Syracuse (0-7) was outclassed by Colgate (4-2-1) on Saturday, 5-1, at Tennity Ice Pavilion. The loss marked the worst start to a season in Syracuse program history, keeping it winless through seven games. The Orange had six total penalties as SU played down a player for long stretches of the game. It was a resounding win for Colgate that was overshadowed by two major penalties. In a span of 33 seconds, Syracuse was down two key forwards. Penalties have plagued SU all season, but it has never had two ejections in the same game this season.Defender Lindsay Eastwood was forced to log long shifts on the penalty kill on Saturday night. Eastwood was on the bench during the review of Beishuizen’s penalty and was soon sent on the ice with the penalty kill unit.“I mean obviously we’re hoping for the best and that they’re not getting the boot,” said Eastwood. “I think if that’s what they deserve, that’s what they deserve and we gotta be smarter than that.” AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe back-to-back major penalties highlighted Syracuse’s overall frustrations. Both plays endangered the opponents as they were sent headfirst into the board on blindside hits. Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan agreed with the referees on both calls. “It’s a dirty play,” said Flanagan. “Every kid knows it, in the hockey world you learn that when you’re five or six, the boards don’t give.”Flanagan said he was left frustrated by his team’s lack of discipline. With four minor penalties and two major penalties, Syracuse had no chance of clawing their way back into the game. Colgate initially took the lead on the power play in the first period and then added another on the power play in the third. Flanagan admitted discipline has been a problem “for about a decade now.”“I mean we’re going to have to start benching players and having players sit in the stands,” Flanagan said. “We gotta hit them where it hurts. There’s nothing worse than having to sit in the stands. It’s the surest way to get that done.”Discipline is something the team has been working on ever since the program began playing 12 years ago. Too many penalties have left SU defending its goal down a player. Countless players have cycled through the program over the years, but one common denominator remains: Flanagan.“It circles back to discipline,” said Flanagan. “That’s why I say it starts with me.” Comments Published on October 19, 2019 at 7:59 pm Contact Gaurav: gshetty@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USO captures City League crown in first season

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first_imgby Malik VincentPurple, white and black are the colors that are on the home uniforms of USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama). Of course, their helmets are gold, but let’s cancel that for now.The NFL team that most resembles that is the Steelers arch rivals, the Baltimore Ravens—who won a Super Bowl in the year 2000. That team went down in history for having one of the best defenses ever.USO’s senior leader, Jaylen Coleman did the exact shuffle that the Ravens’ leader Ray Lewis does during his introduction to the crowd, just before kickoff.And his 10 tackles, to lead the team, also mimicked the future hall-of-famer in USO’s ninth shutout in 10 games to get past Allderdice, 14-0, en route to claiming a City League football crown in their first year of existence on Nov 19 at Cupples Stadium.“Nobody scores on our defense ever,” senior quarterback and free safety Dontae Forte said.Indeed, they have been the stingiest defense in the city all year as they haven’t given up a single point since Oct 8. Their last points surrendered to a league foe came against Brashear—who also handed them their only loss this campaign in the first game of the season.“We changed our entire offensive philosophy and decided that we were going to be dedicated to tightening things up on defense since that game,” first-year USO head coach Lou Berry said.Coleman came through for his Panthers in more ways than one, as he has all year. His 91 –yard touchdown run in the closing minutes put the game out of reach for the Dragons—who remained in the game until the final stanza.Allderdice (4-3, 5-7) couldn’t get much done on offense as their quarterback, Bishop Gethers, threw two critical fourth quarter interceptions. And their star running back, junior Patrick Ferguson, was held to 18 yards on 15 carries.“No doubt about it, this has been a good tight defensive matchup,” superintendent of schools Linda Lane said. “I really enjoy seeing them go at it. Also, the job that the three schools that have been involved in this USO team have done in unifying these youngsters has been phenomenal. I send my congrats to all of them.”Forte, who played quarterback all year for the Panthers was relieved by Akil Young in the second half under center, and he was moved to the slot. Young threw a 7-yard strike with about six minutes left in the game to sophomore Marcus Johnson. At that point, the scoreless tie was broken.The final Coleman score was set up by an interception inside of the USO 10-yard line by number 21, Shannen Binnion, who wore that number because his coach did in his playing days.“That moment has been a result of being coached by Coach Berry for the past four years,” Binion said. “He has been the reason that we’re here right now.”Despite all the credit received, Berry showed gratitude for his opportunity and referenced the “warm reception” he has received since taking over the program.“All I needed was the opportunity,” Berry said. “Every­one, despite the circumstances, has been extra supportive of me and these young men. I want to also thank these young men and everyone else for all of the great things that they’ve done. I’m so grateful.”USO will compete under the AAAA section of the PIAA State playoffs this year. They will play State College (7-4) at Mansion Stadium in Altoona on Nov 26 at noon. Also, Oliver (3-7) will represent the city in AA against Moniteau (11-0) the day before at Cupples Stadium. That game is set to kick off at 7 p.m.(Follow our continuing coverage of the City League and add your comments to our website at www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com. Malik Vincent can be reached at malikvincent@newpittsburghcourier.com or on twitter @malikvincent.) TWO-WAY STAR—Jaylen Coleman of USO hits Gerald Hardrick of Allderdice causing him to fumble in the City League Championship game. Coleman also rushed for 180 yards including a 91 yard touchdown run to lead USO to a 14-0 win over Allderdice in the City League Championship game Nov. 19 at Heinz Field. (Courier Photos/William McBride) last_img read more