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Volume: 28 Issue: 4 (April 2005)

Features

Super Spots
The Super Bowl isn’t just a football game; it’s an event. Each year the broadcast of this NFL championship matchup draws tens of millions of viewers who are reluctant to lift their eyes from the ...
The Good, the Bad, & the Oddly
Beginning with the release of Abe’s Oddysee in 1997, the video game world was introduced to the twisted universe known as Oddworld, a series of fully functional ecosystems where grotesque yet adorable ...
The Devil's in the Details
Frank Miller’s stark, black-and-white graphic novels are about as far removed from what many people think of as comic books as is the movie Spy Kids from the film Pulp Fiction. But it was Spy Kids ...

Department

Pursuing Pirates
Everyone knows that piracy of digital content is a serious issue. But it has been notoriously difficult to get a handle on just how widespread the practice has become. Now a new report from the ...
Products - 4/05 - Part 1

Market Outlook & News
In 2004, several trends came together all to the benefit of the companies in digital video content creation. First, the transition to digital TV has gained momentum as consumers understand that ...
Digital Voodoo SD|Flex
For years, the holy grail of broadcast-quality digital video boards has been 10-bit input and output. The folks from Digital Voodoo in Australia raise the bar with its SD|Flex standard-definition (SD) ...
Apple Production Suite
A bundle of the company’s high-end products for the Mac, Production Suite is truly more than the sum of its parts. It’s a synergistic environment in which professional postproduction applications work ...
Products - 4/05 - Part 2

Student Art Contest
What's in your dreams? That was the question posed to budding artists around the world by Computer Graphics World for its first annual student art contest, and those willing to share their visions did ...
If You Build It...
By combining these capture cards with editing software-such as Adobe Premiere or Ulead Media Studio-and zooming the video to full screen on NTSC output, videographers could build relatively affordable ...

Special Section

The Power of the Pipeline
“We’ve reached a time when you can put your money into tape recorders for single users or, for the same price, have multiple users on the same disk storage,” says Shearer. “The kicker is that you can ...
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