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HP Helion is here with $1 Billion Investment


HP Helion is here with $1 Billion Investment


HP is also extending its commitment to OpenStack technology and hybrid IT delivery – spanning traditional IT, public, private and managed clouds. HP plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next two years on cloud-related product and engineering initiatives, professional services and expanding HP Helion’s global reach.


As part of the HP Helion portfolio, HP is introducing several new cloud products and services, including:

  • HP Helion OpenStack Community editionA commercial product line of OpenStack that is delivered, tested and supported by HP. Available today, the community edition is a free version ideal for proofs of concept, pilots and basic production workloads. An enhanced commercial edition that addresses the needs of global enterprises and service providers will be released in the coming months.
  • HP Helion Development Platform—A Platform as a Service (PaaS) based on Cloud Foundry, offering IT departments and developers an open platform to build, deploy and manage applications quickly and easily. HP plans to release a preview version of later this year.
  • HP’s OpenStack Technology Indemnification ProgramProtects customers using HP Helion OpenStack code from intellectual property infringement claims.(1)
  • HP Helion OpenStack Professional ServicesA new practice made up of HP’s experienced team of consultants, engineers and cloud technologists to assist customers with cloud planning, implementation and operational needs.

HP Helion OpenStack–based cloud services will be made available globally via HP’s partner network of over 110 service providers worldwide and in HP data centers—HP operates more than 80 data centers in 27 countries. HP plans to provide OpenStack-based public cloud services in 20 data centers worldwide over the next 18 months. HP will also enable HP PartnerOne for Cloud partners to deliver and resell OpenStack-based cloud services.


The new HP Helion cloud products and services join the company’s existing portfolio of hybrid cloud computing offerings, including the next-generation HP CloudSystem, recently ranked as a leader in the Forrester Wave report for Private Cloud Solutions, Cloud Services Automation (CSA) software for managing hybrid IT environments, HP’s managed virtual private cloud offering and a range of cloud professional services.

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Your Invited to the SkyTech 2013 Holiday Event At Video Symphony – Sponsored by Adobe

SkyTech Media Holiday Party
SkyTech Media Solutions is a Value Added Reseller and Systems Integrator of Professional Audio / Video Hardware & Software. Whether you’re looking for independent solutions, or complete workflow configurations. SkyTech will optimize your workflow to manage projects and media more efficiently by providing you with the right tools and knowledge to get the job done. And perhaps more importantly, we will support it!

Enjoy the holiday spirit, treats, and beverages with Future Editors / Engineers, Faculty, Local Media & Entertainment Companies, and the Reseller / Systems Integrator that Supports them all!

  • When: December 3rd, 2013 from 6:30 to 9:30pm
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See Adobe’s Keynote Speaker Sebastian Distefano talk about the Past, Present, & Future of Creative Cloud & Adobe’s Van Bedient Demo the latest features, tips & tricks, and workflow of Creative Cloud 7pm – 8pm and 8pm – 9pm

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G-Technology G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt Reviews

Here are some reviews on the G-Technology G-Dock w/ Thunderbolt and the Evolution Series

Vincent Laforet reviews the new G-DOCK ev™ with Thunderbolt™

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How IT can learn to stop worrying and love the cloud

PaaS speeds dev times and lowers risk for new apps — so why does so much IT bureaucracy stand in the way?

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I always enjoy talking to my longtime colleague Sacha Labourey. Sacha is a fellow member of the so-called JBoss Mafia and is now founder/CEO of CloudBees, a public PaaS provider. (Full disclosure: My company just announced a partnership with CloudBees.) Sacha always thinks ahead and sums up elegantly what you have on the tip of your tongue, but can’t quite find the words to say.

Recently, we were reviewing some of the challenges surrounding PaaS discussions with what he termed “core IT” — and the resistance offered by middle and upper management. I asked him how to convince them to consider migrating to PaaS. As usual, his answer shocked me at first, but after the call, I realized he was absolutely right. His take: You don’t. PaaS, as it turns out, has other, more willing customers.

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The PaaS marketplace
Last year, nearly every PaaS vendor without a production release promised (off the record) that it was about to be announced. I foolishly believed them. Fast-forward a few months short of a year, and they are only starting to announce public availability. There have been some shocking collaborations: Cloudbees and Google, Red Hat and Google, and so on.

The “big boy” vendors who already have a relationship with traditional IT are selling traditional virtualization products that have been cloudwashed and rebranded as “on premise” or “private cloud” offerings, while their private PaaS products are largely vapor. I asked Sacha how smaller vendors like Cloudbees were going to compete against the private-to-public full-spectrum option. His reply: They aren’t.

Shadow IT, core IT, and fast IT
As Sacha sees things, IT today breaks down to three categories: shadow IT, core IT, and fast IT. Shadow IT is where departments who can’t get core IT to do a project go rogue and accomplish their objectives by making an end run around core IT. In other words, they do an IT project without the participation of IT.

Core IT is traditional IT as it exists in most companies. It protects the assets of the company, from ERP to HR software to accounting systems. According to Sacha, “If you’re a young startup, obviously you won’t have much core IT, so the best thing to do is not to start building it.”

Fast IT is where new projects start. The idea is that a project can be initiated cheaply and shut down cheaply. The basic assumption behind core IT is that every project will be successful and every activity will be ongoing. In reality, fast-moving competitive companies and fast-moving competitive business units must be able to start a new activity before the rivals and be able to shut it down just as quickly if it doesn’t work.

Core IT’s problem with the cloud
Let’s face it: Core IT’s major problem with PaaS isn’t security or maturity or anything like that. It’s control — and control is often a euphemism for job security. You can’t sell PaaS with a pitch like “you won’t have to stand around installing server stacks by hand anymore” to the guys who make a living by installing server stacks.

There are also some very legitimate objections. Core IT’s job is to protect the business or, more particularly, its data and identity. The last thing anyone wants is a sprawl of PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS that doesn’t integrate or has a separate authentication scheme — and core IT gets stuck maintaining.

The conservative bureaucracy that’s grown up around IT isn’t driving PaaS adoption. Many CIOs that I’ve talked to believe it is the future, but at the same time seem to feel that “stewardship” is about slowing adoption to a crawl.

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Blackmagic is Listening, Requested Feature Added to the Cinema Camera

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While most companies listen to their consumers to a point, it’s not always clear which ones are actually hearing said consumers. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera has been featured on this site quite a bit — mostly because it’s a product many have been looking for: a low-cost option that records to quality codecs without bulky recorders and resolves a full 1080. Blackmagic has done two better, and is offering RAW recording in-camera as well as their professional DaVinci Resolve color corrector all for $3,000 (same price as the Nikon D800 – though the sensor on the Blackmagic camera is not full frame 35mm, it’s between MFT and Super 16mm).

We’ve now gotten word from John Brawley that the camera’s firmware is being finalized and it seems Blackmagic is actually listening to suggestions. The camera was originally only going to ship with three options for white balance in its ProRes and DNxHD modes, but now we’re going to get six: 3200K, 4500K, 5000K, 5600K, 6500K and 7500K. This picture appeared on John Brawley’s blog showing one of the new white balance settings:

The other problem that many had noticed were the dead/hot pixels in the only test footage that has been released so far. According to Brawley, they have been working hard on the sensor calibration, and those dead/hot pixels are nowhere to be found. From a conversation I had with him on Twitter, it seems like hot pixels shouldn’t be a problem as they have been on DSLRs. Also of note, there is no phantom power — at least not yet, but there is an on-board mic which should work well as reference audio for syncing sound if you are using dual-system.

The most interesting thing about this camera is that it seems both professionals and amateurs alike are excited by the possibilities. As you can see in these pictures from a French rental house, people are going to get professional lenses on this little guy in no time:

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Angenieux Optimo PL LensBlackmagic Cinema Camera Arri Master Zoom PL Lens

It looks to me like those lenses have been adapted to Canon mount, as most of the PL to Canon adapters I have seen are very large and tend to protrude from the sides — but it’s also possible that it’s an adapter I’ve never seen before. Just like with the Canon DSLRs, a PL mod or lens adapter should work with some lenses. It may only be a matter of time until we see people modding the lens mount to accomplish this task. I’ve got ideas about modding the entire front with a Micro 4/3s mount, but I’ll have to wait and get the camera before I can see if that’s feasible. As with any mods, they will certainly render your warranty useless — so everything should be done with that knowledge.

Too often we have to deal with a tremendous amount of compromises in independent film, and for once a manufacturer is delivering a relatively inexpensive option that resolves a true 1080 image, as well as all sorts of professional quality codecs in-camera without having to spend another penny. Of course, specs don’t always tell the whole story, and it will be interesting to see some uncompressed video straight from the camera to really see how it performs.

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Record and stream your Xbox®360, PS3® or PC game play in HD with the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition

Record and stream your Xbox®360, PS3® or PC game play in HD

New! Now record and stream in-game chat with Hauppauge Capture!

Upload gameplay to YouTube with one click. Show your best gameplay to your friends

Record up to 1080p while you play your games on your HDMI TV set. Includes our no delay pass through, so you can play while you record in HD

New model! HD PVR 2 GE Plus – now includes HDPVRCapture for the Apple Macs, plus full 5.1 channel surround sound

Now includes StreamEez, so you can live stream your video game play. Create a Twitch or Ustream channel with StreamEez

Includes a built-in Record button, so you can start and stop your recordings without having to be at your PC. Plus with our Personal Logo inserter, you can add your own logo to your recordings and Twitch and Ustream channels

Video recording formats supported

Xbox 360 PS3 PC
Connection HDMI Component HDMI
1080p50/60 check* check* check*
Notes * Passthrough to 1080p60, records at 1080p30
Record video game play in HD on your laptop or desktop PC

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition records high definition game play video from a gaming PC, Sony® PlayStation®3 or Microsoft® Xbox® 360 onto your Windows laptop or desktop PC. Make video recordings of your best game play in HD. Upload your favorite games to YouTube and share them with other gamers online. Or make a high definition movie of your game play to share with your friends or use it to discuss tactics with your clan members!

With HDMI and Component Video in plus no-delay HDMI video passthrough!

HD PVR 2 comes with HDMI in and out to make it easier to connect to your Xbox 360 and your HD TV set. For the PS3, HD PVR 2 comes with a PS3 Component Video gaming cable, while still using the HDMI out for no-delay passthrough to your HD TV set!

New! Now with a Record button, so you can start and stop your video recordings directly from the HD PVR 2

HD PVR 2 has a top mounted record button. Hit the record button and ShowBiz opens on your PC and starts recording. Hit the record button again and ShowBiz will stop recording. This makes recording your video gameplay super easy!

Record your PC gameplay, with no delay and no slowdown of your PC!

HD PVR 2 can be connected to the HDMI output of your PC to record your gameplay. With our “no delay passthrough”, you can play your game on a TV monitor while recording. And the recording will not slow down your PC since the encoding is done within HD PVR 2!

Amazing audio and video quality

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition uses a pro-quality H.264 video encoder, the same video recorder which is used in TV studios. HD PVR 2 records using amazing H.264 compression at HD resolutions up to 1080p30. HD PVR 2’s H.264 recording format is used by Blu-ray disks and exceeds other compression standards in video quality, providing a crisp image with amazing digital sound. And H.264 uses 1/3 the disk space compared with the popular MPEG-2 format.

Watch recordings of your best game play on your PC monitor or HD TV set

Once your recordings are on your PC hard disk, you can play them back directly on your computer screen using the included ShowBiz application. You can also transfer the recordings over your home network to your PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or other high definition media player.

Play while you record with our no-delay HDMI video pass through!

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition comes with real-time video pass through, so you can watch your game play on your HD TV while recording your game on your PCs disk drive. Simply connect HD PVR 2 in between your game console and your HD TV set (HDMI in and out plus Component Video cables included).

Upload your best games to YouTube and share with your friends

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition comes with a one click upload to YouTube. Make HD recordings of your game play and upload your best videos to YouTube. HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition records videos in HD using H.264, which is perfect for YouTube.