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Createasphere Gives Us a Quickie on White Balance

The folks at Createasphere (formally HD Expo) have put together a few quickie training videos to help illustrate some basic principles of motion pictures and digital filmaking. In this one, Jeffery Seckendorf discusses and demonstrates principles of color temperature. Shooting 101, to be sure, but a nicely put together introduction to our friend Lord Kelvin and his HOT lights!

Quickies from Createasphere: Color Temperature Basics for Film and Digital

Check out all the QUICKIES.

HD Expo offers P2 Camp FREE to P2 Owners

The folks from Createasphere (AKA HD Expo) are putting together the 2.0 version of the P2 Camp to train you for the latest workflow ideas for the Panasonic tapeless medium.

Also, all b-roll.net members receive 20% off classes through Creatasphere. COLORCAMP, VARICAMP and P2CAMP.

Follow this link for more information.



Liberate yourself from the linear domain, and learn true creative freedom in a free-form non-linear image workflow from acquisition to archive.

This dynamic two-day workshop brings the technology to the professional, and the professional into the process. Our instructors, all industry professionals, introduce the P2 line of cameras and supporting equipment, while illuminating the process of working with P2 to bring data to screen and beyond. We cover all aspects of the process, from shooting to post, from production to archive. Whether you shoot, edit, post or produce, this workshop will leave you completely educated, fully informed, and ready to tackle any size P2 project.

p2camNew Curriculum
We have updated and upgraded the P2 Workflow Workshop to P2 Camp with the all new 2.0 curriculum.

See what we added:
* More Hands-on with all P2 gear
* Production packages for participants with camera, cards and laptops to ingest & edit
* More real life workflow

Attend this workshop and learn:
* The P2 media format
* Compression formats
* All about AVC-Intra
* The P2 file tree
* Ins and outs of all cameras, decks and support devices
* P2 Support Utilities
* Production workflow on productions with small to large budgets
* Working with P2 in short to long format productions
* In-depth editing overview
* Complete workflow demonstration from acquisition to edit
* Hands on the latest P2 cameras
* Different options for different shooting scenarios
* Posting with P2

Save the Date – coming to a city near you:
August 6-7, 2009 | Los Angeles
September 12-13, 2009 | New York
November 5-6 | Los Angeles

** Ask about our early bird price: call Robin Smith at 818-842-6611 or email robin@hdexpo.net

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED an AJ-HPX2000 camera, AJ- HPX3000 camera or an AJ-HPM100 or AJ-HPM110 Mobile recorder/player from an authorized Panasonic Systems Reseller or Specialty Reseller, you can go for free.


TV Tech “On the Airwaves”

Back in the fall, I put my learnin’ hat on – you know the pointy one with the word DUNCE spelled out – and went to a P2 Workflow Workshop put on by HD Expo. The moderators were 2 guys from LA named Steve Beres and Suny Behar. Even though “Suny and Steve” sounds like the name of an old 70’s variety show spin-off, the two guys make a great team. They combine vast knowledge of industry technology with humor and curiosity. It is a cool class.

Well, the guys are taking it to the “airwaves” with their latest venture, Tech Media Planet – a semi-regular podcast highlighting the latest in video gadgets. Imagine your favorite radio morning show “zoo” ripping on a Sony camera manual. Very specific audience, but it works.

So far the topics are more camera related with interviews on the RED and Phantom cameras, but I’m sure after NAB, the sky’s the limit with technology.

Definitely give these guys a listen.

Now can I take off this stupid hat now?

b-roll.net Sponsors P2 Workflow Workshop

Like many of you, I’m jumping into the “tapeless” swimming pool. With the July delivery of brand-new Panasonic HPX2000 P2HD cameras here in DC, I’ve had to dive into the deep end. There was no time to simply dip in my toes. All in all, the plunge was succesful, and the water’s fine.

The cameras are solid performers, and the images they produce are amazing (having them set up by the folks over at Macie Video didn’t hurt either). The only real challenge with these tape-free cameras is developing the best workflow. What do you do when you only have the equivalent of 5-30 minute tapes in your gear bag?

Enter HD Expo

We’re proud to be a regional sponsor of the HD Expo – P2 Workflow Workshop:


Going Tapeless: Evolving a freeform non-linear image workflow

Liberate your creative process! Discover the true freedom of a non-linear image workflow! Go Tapeless! In production facilities around the world…in cameras across the universe…in post houses on every continent, tape is disappearing and being replaced by data cards, hard drives, and compact storage devices designed for speed, capacity, and efficiency. With P2, the tapeless revolution has spread from the newsrooms to the production community, from post houses to cinematographers. This two-day P2 Workflow Workshop illuminates the process of becoming completely tapeless, illustrates the entire workflow from image acquisition to data archive, and shows you how you can join the non-linear, tapeless revolution. Lead the revolution and register today!


Coming to a city near you: Washington DC, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York and many more, click here for all the details: http://www.hdexpo.net/education/p2/p2.html For more information about all the education HD EXPO offers, click here: http://www.hdexpo.net/education