All posts by Adam Halperin

Adobe Creative Cloud – Endless Possibilities

For those of you wondering why your old Adobe Creative Suite is no longer supported, it’s because Adobe has switched to a MONTHLY service. Yes, now you have to pay up each month. As depressing as it sounds, by only having a monthly service, Adobe is able to add new features whenever and can avoid any future legal implications. When a boxed version came out, Adobe couldn’t legally add a new feature because of a Pre – Existing contract made when the first boxed versions were released. Typically, a boxed suite would cost ~$6,000. Upgrades would cost ~$600. I’m in no way advertising for Adobe but the Creative Cloud is AWESOME. I am able to get every single Adobe application and get free updates and new features for a flat fee of $20 a month. I’m also a student. Most adults will pay around $40 – $50 a month. Still free updates and new features!

Currently, Adobe isn’t offering many solutions for schools/large institutions. If a room has 25 computers, that’s 25*$20 a month. Most schools can’t afford this. The only way they could is if the student purchased the cloud service for themselves and then logged in on the school computer.

The Creative Cloud isn’t actually in the cloud. You don’t edit video in you internet browser. Basically Adobe just changed the name of the suite and bills you monthly. The applications are still stored on the computer. EVERYTHING IS STORED ON THE COMPUTER. Other than how cool, “the cloud” sounds, it can be quite confusing to potential customers. Because of this payment plan, it makes it much harder to pirate Adobe’s software. Not only does this increase profits for Adobe, it increases the quality of the software.

-Adam Halperin

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A Revolutionary Resolution…..8K (approx. 1920x1080x8)

With a new year comes new technology and NHK is nothing short but has created the first broadcast camera with a resolution of 8K. What is 8K? Take your standard HD TV. The resolution is the amount of pixels times an amount of pixels. In other words, the X axis or length times the Y axis or height. So 1920 x 1080 is the resolution of your HD TV. By the way remember, 1920×1080 = 2,073,600 pixels. Now, lets multiply that by 8 to get 8K. 1920x1080x4 = 16,588,800. Why capture in 8K? When you take 8K video and down convert it to 1080P, everything becomes much sharper. The unfortunate truth is that 8K cannot really be used in broadcast. As of right now, everything is broadcasted in 720P and is up-converted to 1080P. All a 4K or 8K TV would do is replicate pixels to create a larger display scale. Eventually I will be able to talk more about the 8K camera but the actual specifications have not been released yet. What we do know is that it has HD-SDI out for external recorders.

The NHK 8K Compact Camera

Adam Halperin, Nerd Herd Agent

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