by Thomas Beutel

Month: March, 2007

Getting Apple TV

Dave Murdock writes some answers to complaints about Apple TV.I think Apple TV is revolutionary too, but especially from the perspective of a video producer. It not just about consumption of video.

Apple TV S-Video Converter

Here is a component video to S-video converter that it being sold specifically for the Apple TV. I have not tried it.I think getting an HDTV is still the best way to go.

Apple TV on SDTV in Black and White

If you have a standard definition TV with a composite input, you CAN use the Apple TV, but only in black and white. Just simply connect a cable from the green (luma) component output to your yellow composite input and select 480i as the resolution.I mention this only for those folks (like me) who are […]

Scripting News 10th Birthday

Scripting News will celebrate its 10th birthday on April 1. I’ve always been an avid reader, but the importance of the shift from mainstream news to blogs was really driven home to me on 9/11. Scripting News was the first place that I heard of the attacks. I remember vividly the small surreal picture of […]

Apple TV Podcast Showcase

Apple has posted it’s Apple TV Podcast ShowcaseFree stuff to watch on your new Apple TV.

Jeff Jarvis on Von TV

A very interesting speech by Jeff Jarvis where he says about media in the days of the big 3 networks: “… the grand shared national experience is gone and I don’t lament it for a moment.”Excellent!

A Cool Way To Advertise Your Product

Give all your employees the latest hot consumer gadget and then blog about it.Axosoft makes “the world’s most advanced defect, feature and incident management system” according to the blog post.OK, cool.

And the Winner of the First Annual AppleTV Awards is: PBS

Ever since podcasting got its big boost in May of 2005, I’ve been listening more and more to NPR’s “free” content.And less to everything else. NPR has wholeheartedly embraced podcasting, and I suspect that in spite of concerns from local stations, it was an easier choice for them to make than, let’s say, a media […]