FCPX: A curated journey & my thoughts on Shareist!

5 07 2011


@zbutcher: As mentioned in my last post I think Shareist is a rock’n new curation tool and website. It’s fast, simple and elegantly displays your shares/posts for viewers to visually enjoy. Coincidentally, at the time I began playing around with Shareist, Apple had announced the new version of Final Cut Pro X (FCPX).

At first, I was doing what I always do as a professional (PRO) editor faced with new toys, I was “taking the temperature”: bookmarking and saving reactions, information, videos, etc. for my own personal research. However, that plan didn’t last very long as something bigger had begun to unfold. Users started to download & explore the software immediately only to quickly discover that many features (Tape I/O, multi-cam, OMF/XML support, etc.) required for PRO application (and currently implemented in FCP7) were now non-existent in FCPX.

Even though some were excited, the release was mostly met with vehement opposition and disappointment by the existing PRO market, especially by those of us working in the broadcast television and film industries. Immediately, reactions, information and videos were hitting the net and social media networks at a feverish pace. It was then that I really dove deep into Shareist and decided to place myself in the epicenter of the curation storm and potential Apple marketing “debacle.” An hour later, my “curated mission control center” for FCPX was up and running.

“Final Cut Pro X” [ curated by @zbutcher ] 


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Shareist.com rocks as a curation tool with a little bit of blogging/website thrown in. Scoop.it also fun!

2 07 2011

@zbutcher: Somehow I stumbled on Shareist and I have to say it’s very impressive. Honestly, I’m much better at curating than I will ever be at blogging. But that’s okay since they are two different things to a large extent. Blogging is great platform to express one’s self by writing insightful articles and sharing their point of view. Curation is… well a whole separate beast. I’m not going to write about what it is or isn’t, there are many excellent reads covering that concept already. Anyway, it turns out that I love to curate, it’s just a part of my nature. So it’s nice to see some powerful new web tools (Shareist and the like) that allow me to do my thang.Shareist_www

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@COOLIRIS rock’s LiveShare “real-time” photo/video sharing app & Immersive 3D advertisements via @Scobleizer!

17 06 2011


@zbutcher: I’ve always been a big fan of the COOLIRIS wall viewer but after these fun interviews with Scobleizer I was even more impressed with the great tech/design of the new products this team is creating.


LiveShare is an exciting new “real-time” group photo/video sharing app while their “decks & immersive 3D” ads are some of the best examples I’ve seen of elegant ways to engage & pique consumer interest on mobile devices.
A must see/read for creative agencies & web publishers looking to produce unique & engaging online & web experiences. 

Comcast’s CEO Roberts Downloads 23 Episodes of 30 Rock in 1.39 Minutes at 1Gbps

16 06 2011
@zbutcher: Wow, so jealous… wicked fast! Can’t happen soon enough IMHO. Not sure of the cost but the concept alone is enough to want make hard core web surfers (like myself) start save up immediately! 


At the Cable Show in Chicago today, Comcast’s CEO Brian Roberts showcased the company’s ability to deliver 1 gigabit per second throughput by downloading a full season of 23 episodes of 30 Rock in just 1 minute, 39 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Comcast to show off new Xfinity TV guide with Facebook tie-ins, Intel CPU Thursday (video) — Engadget

14 06 2011
@zbutcher: After this great read about the “Social Media TV Revolution” fromDavid Wesson’sDIGITAL CULTURE, it’s makes sense that Comcast and other CE manufacturers are all rushing to integrate social media into their TV/Multi-media devices. I personally feel it’s better suited on a second screen but hey, I’m also not in my twenties… (unfortunately). 



Thanks to one of our readers getting an early install, we’ve already dug deep into Comcast’s next generation Xfinity TV DVR, but on Thursday Brian Roberts will show it off in full (along with “new broadband speeds”) at the 2011 NCTA Cable Show. Read the rest of this entry »

DAVID WESSON’S READ: The future of TV is social & the revolution is coming!

14 06 2011

@zbutcher: Fantastic breakdown of the social media landscape and it’s integration with media & TV. Includes: lot’s of informative stats, videos and a social TV app listing. Between Wesson and WIRED’s “How TV’s ‘Vast Wasteland’ Became a Vast Garden” one gets a very good sense of how “disruptive” the internet is for the television and media industries. Hold-on tight, cause there’s going to be a lot of “media turbulence” during the upcoming years.

Video Clip for mobile & RSS Feeds

A few great excerpts from David’s post include:

“TV is a crazy, weed-filled, wonderful, out-of-control garden.” It is time to rethink TV. It is time to imagine what it could be and redefine it for the participatory culture of tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

Roku lands in Walmart without Netgear help — Online Video News

14 06 2011
@zbutcher: This is huge news for Roku. This move will now allow them to further their reach with consumers in an actual “brick & mortar” retail space. Very smart move… well done.
Updated. Roku has confirmed that it’s struck a retail partnership to sell its broadband set-top boxes in Walmart stores. But the deal comes without the help of Netgear , whom Roku had partnered with last year to extend its reach into major retail outlets. [ Read More via gigaom.com  ]