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iPhone version 3 software is a must

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Iphone findMobileMe helps you find your lost iPhone.

Sometimes it’s your keys. Other times it’s your glasses. Misplacing things happens all the time. Now, if you misplace your iPhone, Find My iPhone can help you find it.

Locate your iPhone on a map.

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Now, if you lose your iPhone, MobileMe can help you find it. MobileMe includes a new feature called Find My iPhone. Just enable Find My iPhone in MobileMe settings on your phone.* Then you can log in to me.com from any computer to access Find My iPhone and display your phone’s approximate location on a map.

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Apple V3 FREE iPhone software today

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Life’s not always a bed of roses…Support if you can please

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This is the film clip from the upcoming and in production documentary ‘Windows and Corridors’.
Kiaren Grae is awaiting an urgent liver transplant that could happen any day. He is very ill…..and very brave. It was at his urging that I decided to do this documentary. I am his Dad. He wants to raise the awareness of everyone to the idea of organ donor registration. I think this music clip could do the job very well. Please pass it on to everyone you can and help Kiaren achieve his idea. If you are interested in the subject then we hope you will talk with your families about it.

I just know I love this young man and his equally extraordinary brother Daniel who wrote and sang this incredible song. Thanks to you too Travis [guitar] and of course the ever present and fantabulous Mr Donny Gall on drums. The band is called ‘Mondays Not Home’ [check myspace]. What a fantastic recording session….both my sons together for the VERY FIRST TIME in their lives. Extraordinary energy.
The electric rhythm and lead guitars are by my great friend Mike Foster of Avalanche [USA] The bass guitar is played by a great lady player called Stephanie Krowka

All camera work is by me using the JVC GZ-HD7 using all the manual functions. The lighting is [fluorescent] ambient light in all the hospital footage. Some indoor shots are lit with my small light kit, others are natural window light.I edited on Sony Vegas Pro 8 with the Sony colour correction plug-in. I wish I could afford Magic Bullet Looks as I think it would have helped the footage considerably. Maybe I will rework the correction later on. Viewer thoughts on this clip would be most helpful as I am a real beginner in both the editing role and camera operation.
Please leave your thoughts, it is an important thing for Kiaren to be able to read your letters of support.

David Pendragon, Australia
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David is just like me and you a dad and a film maker, we all share the same passion but in David’s case he has a very ill son who needs an urgent liver transplant. My involvement is to highlight his plight and hope someone sees his well produced documentary and can help in some way. As a father of a child with type 1 diabetes I have some idea what he is going through.

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Sony mobile storage unit for SxS media

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The Sony Mobile Storage Unit is a portable, self-contained, high-speed, mass storage device that allows virtually unlimited back-up of SxS PRO Memory Card content.

  • One-Touch Copy and Verification of SxS PRO™ Memory Cards
  • Fast Transfer of Video Content (Estimated up to 10X Real Time)
  • Removable 240GB Hard Drive Cartridges (PXU-HC240)
  • Uses the same BPU30 Battery as XDCAM EX camcorders
  • Estimated Availability: Fall 2009

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Review of the JVC GY-HM700

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Review of the JVC GY-HM700 By Philip Johnston
View in HD  Download 360p Version  Visit Philip Johnston’s ExposureRoom Videos Page

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Larry’s Tip of the Day

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JVC GY-HM700 Video review due Saturday (Due to early baby)

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Sorry but my niece Jill had her baby 3 days early and put everything back a day, glad to report that baby Charlotte is doing well (5lbs 5ozs) and mum is also doing well.

Look under “VIDEO REVIEW TAB” at the top of the page for the video review of the HM700

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Apple are starting to loose the plot

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macpro-15-batteryApple are loosing the plot with the new MacBook Pros, the 13″ and 15″ have gone from express card slots to SD card slots a retrograde step in my opinion. With the express card slot you could use Sony’s SxS cards directly but no more. In my opinion Apple have teamed up with JVC giving them direct access to their SDHC Quicktime recording systems, surly you can’t design a laptop with one camcorder manufacturer in mind. This is ludicrous most of us can and buy multi card readers so their is no need for an SD card slot in any MacBook Pro.

Another backwards step is the inclusion of the so called 7 hour internal battery, fine if you get at least 6 hours running time but you are gubbed when your battery runs out. I use my MacBook Pro for Autocue work and will not buy a laptop with an internal battery. 7 hours becomes 6 becomes 5 becomes a disaster.

I have seen Apple go from bad to worse over the last 3 MacBook Pro designs with the exclusion of firewire 400 port, no external video adapter after the MacAir, no express card slot and now no external battery.

Who are Apple talking to…certainly not video professionals, I only hope Steve Jobbs gets better soon and kicks ass back at Apple HQ…Apple are not usually associated with the word retrograde. Once again we see no availability for Blu-ray drives in the MacBook Pro.

This kind of stupidity does not bode well for the next version of DVD Studio Pro… there are a lot of us waiting in the wings for Apple to include Blu-ray authoring but nothing so far suggests that Apple will go down this road and if that is the case they leave a rather wide door open for Adobe’s CS4 Encore.

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Apple announce the new iPhone

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