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One of the biggest announcements hailing from the 2012 National Association of Broadcasters expo last week was the first real look at Adobe CS6. Last year at NAB 2011, Creative COW members picked Adobe Premiere CS5.5 as the Best Video Editing System for 2011. User reaction to CS6 was even more positive than last year and Adobe looks to have its biggest, most innovative launch ever set for even greater success in 2012.

Adobe CS6 is the first release from Adobe that leverages all of its applications across a powerful web-based architecture called Adobe Creative Cloud. Think of it with the same kind of ease of use you've come to expect when downloading apps from the iTunes Store or the Google Android Marketplace. Download and install your applications from the Cloud. Then manage your applications and work with your files on the Cloud. Collaboratively. Easily. Powerfully.

CS6 not only introduces Adobe's most powerful video production tools ever, but they have also taken it a step further by giving users the most powerful tools for working to deliver your projects to smartphones and tablet devices around the world. Taking your media into new markets with unparalleled ease unmatched by any other suite of tools.

You can watch the one hour presentation which starts at the top of each hour at or if that link should not work for you, you will find an archive of the broadcast on Adobe TV at on Tuesday, April 24.

There is simply far too much to cover in a newsletter but you will find the highlights in the official news announcement in the COW's news section at but we recommend that you take the time to watch this program -- this really is Adobe's biggest ever new version roll-out and you will see why during the one hour program.

Is it worth the time to watch? We watched it and found it very informative and very exciting news. We think that CS6 is a real game changer. We think you will, too.
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Today's Creative COW Newsletter is filled with a wide reaching array of announcements from many of the industry's biggest companies. You will find news from Panasonic, AJA, Canon, Sony, Matrox, JVC, Bexel, ARRI, NVIDIA, EditShare, JMR, Broadcast Pix, MOTU, Boris FX and many many others.

It's been a busy show and there is a lot to report. So here is a lot of the news that has come in so far and you can find much much more online in our news section at

To discuss any of these news items, either visit the item by clicking the link or visit and discuss the news in that product's related forum.

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Well, the NAB Show 2012 expo and conference is well underway after the first day of the expo and in the first couple of days there have been some truly groundbreaking announcements to report. Today's newsletter contains many of these important announcements and you can watch for even more news over the next few days as others share the news about their latest and greatest. We will send out a daily recap for the next few days and will then return to our regular weekly newsletter schedule.

What are the biggest surprises so far? On Sunday, Autodesk announced their new Mac-based Autodesk Smoke that will sell for $3495. Yes, you read that right: Autodesk Smoke for Mac, priced at $3495. In this authorized pre-announcement peek, the COW's Walter Biscardi looks at what this means to many longtime Apple editors. You can read Walter's report and take part in the active discussion.

Then first thing Monday morning, Blackmagic Design introduced their new BMD Cinema Camera featuring a 2.5K image sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range. You get a built-in SSD recorder, open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, compatibility with quality EF and ZF mount lenses, LCD touchscreen monitoring plus metadata entry, all packed into a hand-held design. The new camera will sell for around $3000. This news brought BMD's website down for much of the day due to huge traffic. To join the discussion, here is a great discussion in one of our forums and you can search for other conversations taking place throughout Creative COW.

The forums are alive with people talking about these two big news items but these two items are not alone by any means and in this issue of the Creative COW Newsletter, we have a lot of news for you. There is much, much more that you can find online at
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From the first air race in 1909 to the present day, spectators have been thrilled by the tremendous aerial acrobatics and speed performances that adept pilots and their beloved aircraft are able to achieve. "Air Racers 3D," produced by 3D Entertainment in association with L.A.-based Pretend Entertainment and Stereoscope, is an in-depth exploration of the fastest motor sport on Earth at the annual Reno National Championship Air Races & Air Show, and commemorates this century-old sport in IMAX 3D.

The first air race was held in Reims, France in 1909, and an American named Glenn H. Curtiss won the prize with a top speed of 46 mph and two laps of an air "track" completed in 15 minutes. He was the first champion "air racer" in a long line of many. The National Air Races in the U.S. settled in Cleveland, Ohio in 1929, in which airplanes race simultaneously around a closed ovoid course marked by pylons.

Today, competitors soar around those pylons at heights as low as 50 feet above the ground, reaching speed of over 500 mph. Biplanes, jets, and a variety of performance planes follow the basic rules: fly low, go fast, turn left.

The COW had the opportunity to get into the cockpit with the makers of Air Racers 3D. Now, you can go along for the ride in this informative feature that you can find in the COW Library at
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Glenn Reitmeier, senior vice president of Advanced Technology for NBC Universal, who also leads NBC Universal's technical efforts on industry standards, government policy, commercial agreements, anti-piracy operations and advanced engineering, talks to the COW about his career and achievements, including creating the HDTV standard.

At the National Association of Broadcasters NABshow 2012, Reitmeier will be accepting the National Association of Broadcasters' NAB Technology Achievement Award.

Reitmeier, who has a Master's degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, started his career at the Sarnoff Laboratories and spent 25 years there, pioneering the High Definition standard and accruing 54 Patents. Reitmeier is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and is a recipient of SMPTE's Progress Medal and the Leitch Gold Medal. He is recognized in the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, and in 2010 he received a Broadcasting & Cable Technical Leadership Award.

On the eve of accepting the National Association of Broadcasters' NAB Technology Achievement Award, Glenn Reitmeier talked to the COW about his career and achievements.

Join us as we explore his life and incredible accomplishments.
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40 hours of dailies get cut into 42 minutes of rapid edits, extreme angles, heightened drama, elevated emotions and, as needed, elegance.

In this article from Creative COW Magazine's new issue, Nancy Forner, one of the editors of The CW Network's hit series "The Vampire Diaries," takes readers inside the show's editing and style choices. The Vampire Diaries has a classic TV set-up of three editors and three assistant editors.

Before The Vampire Diaries, Nancy worked eight years on Law & Order: SVU. Neal Baer, who was the Executive Producer and show runner, decided to leave SVU and create his own show and "...asked if I would go along with him. I said I would. Many people asked why I would leave a hit for a new show, since most new shows do get canceled. The reason I left was because I like Neal Baer very much, and also, if you stay on any show too long, you get typecast. I loved SVU, but eight years is a long time. And creatively, I was ready for a new challenge."

If you want to learn all about the stylistic and editing choices behind the success of The Vampire Diaries, join us online in the Creative COW Library.
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All of us at Creative COW Magazine were thrilled to watch Rob Legato take home the Oscar® for the Best Achievement in Visual Effects for HUGO during the Academy Awards® telecast on Sunday night.

Rob Legato and HUGO were the cover story of our January/February 2012 issue, so it was exciting to see Rob Legato receive his Oscar® statuette -- especially for such an endearing and important movie. We'll also let you in on a little secret: not only is Rob a talented artist and innovator but he is truly a nice person as well.

Thank you, Rob, for taking our readers inside the making of Hugo. It is a remarkable film.

If our members would like to congratulate Rob, please visit his article and leave your comments.

If you missed it first time around, you can also read Rob Legato's article on the Making of Hugo in the Creative COW Library.
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Our worldwide services offered directory keeps growing, with thousands of entries from around the world and yet as close as your own local area -- especially for our members that use GPS devices.

Included at no charge in your Creative COW membership is our SERVICES OFFERED directory, in which you can promote your skills, talents and services offered -- whether you are a freelancer or you want to promote your company.

And now when you log-in to the Services Offered directory using GPS devices like smartphones and tablet devices, the directory has been upgraded to support GPS features for your empowerment and convenience.

If you haven't yet added your own Services Offered directory listing, visit, it only takes a minute or two of your time.

With hope and services for your success always,

Your Friends at Creative COW
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Last Thursday, February 16, Apple gave the public its first look at Apple's newest desktop operating system, OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.

The big surprise that greeted many was not the news that this new OS would be very iPad-like, that much was expected. For many, the real surprise was that -- maybe in response to its highest-end audience's unstaged critical disconnect to Final Cut Pro X's introduction -- Apple issued a strong pre-emptive statement regarding its new OS. It said that while this new OS X version had many iPad-like qualities and conventions, the company was quick to affirm that there would be no one-size-fits-all iOS across all Apple devices. Desktops would go on. They would have their own OS. Apple rumor sites have been discussing new MacPro desktops. Time will tell what it all really means.

Some wonder just how far Apple will go to serve a higher-end user base needing more than an iMac. It sounds like we are soon about to see.

Until then, Apple's official introduction is now online at

And you can find some great discussions going on about Apple's new OS X Mountain Lion in our forums at

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The world's top cinematographers gathered Sunday February 12th at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom as the American Society of Cinematographers met in a black tie gala to celebrate their 26th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration.

Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC; Michael Weaver, ASC; and Martin Ruhe claimed top honors in the four competitive categories. Lubezki won the ASC Award feature film award for The Tree of Life. For the second straight year, Freeman earned top accolades in the one-hour television episodic category for HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Weaver was the inaugural recipient of the half-hour television episodic category for Showtime's Californication, and Ruhe won the TV movie/miniseries award for PBS' Page Eight.

Last year, Wally Pfister, ASC, BSC won the ASC feature film award for Inception, and went on to take home the Oscar as well.

To read all about the other honored award winners and special achievement recognitions, the celebrity presenters and the night's festivities, you can read the news at the ASC website at:

Read the full ASC Official News Announcement at the ASC website

And while you are there, subscribe to AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER, the flagship of the American Society of Cinematographers. You can find all the details by visiting where subscriptions are as low as $14.95.

Here in the COW site you can also read Debra Kaufman's look at the life and career of

Dante Spinotti, ASC * Cinematography * Debra Kaufman
Dante Spinotti, this year's winner of the American Society of Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received at the 26th American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 12 in Hollywood.... more
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