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A Discussion With David Newman, CTO of Cineform

By David Basulto

When I was preparing to make my film ?Fiesta Grand I made plans to edit the entire HDV film using the Adobe Production Studio. I just loved how all the programs got along.

One thing I was missing was a way to get my 24p HDV footage onto my laptop to review and work on my assembly. I really wanted to capture the footage in as high quality as I could. One thing though; my laptop was a few years old and didnt have pci express slots needed to use some of the great products from AJA or Blackmagic Design. Hmm what to do?

Luckily I happened to be reading an article in Post Magazine about a documentary that I really enjoyed called ?Dust to Glory. It talked about a digital intermediary called Cineform Prospect HD that promised "visually lossless" compression technology in HD 10-bit 4:2:2. Nice. I decided to download the demo and do a test. I was impressed to say the least. Also I didnt need to install any hardware that my antiquated machine couldnt use.


Needless to say, I captured and worked with Cineform Prospect HD and was most pleased. I was happy to get Cineforms CTO David Newman on the show for today to discuss whats going on down by the ocean at Cineforms HQ. Enjoy.

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David Basulto is an independent filmmaker in Los Angeles. After 17 plus years, David is well versed in all aspects of filmmaking from development to distribution. He produces, directs, edits, and now is addicted to motion graphics and 3d. His last film, Death Clique is in Blockbusters nationwide. David is also the host of the www.filmmakingcentral.com. In his spare time David is an avid gamer and can be found slaying monsters in the world of Vanguard. For more info visit www.davidbasulto.com
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