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February 26, 2016

Callouts 3 for Final Cut Pro

By: Mich Donovan

FXFactory recently released the third iteration of their Callouts graphics as professionally demoed here: [youtube][/youtube]   And as personally demoed here (cheesy bgs are built-in to FCP): Of the various features, it’s probably about 50/50 stuff we in the Media Production team might actually use. The most valuable elements I found are the Compound Callouts which use […]

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June 4, 2014

The LightBoard Is Done!

By: Chip Bobbert II

After few weeks of rapid prototyping we’ve finished Duke’s version of the LightBoard pioneered by Michael Peshkin. [youtube][/youtube] This great project will give a low tech method for people with traditional whiteboard learning modules to present them in a more camera friendly way for lecture capture or production.  The concept is simple, a large piece […]

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May 16, 2014

The Dawn of a new day

By: Stephen Toback

One of the challenges we’ve faced with the dLightboard is cleaning the neon Expo marker from the glass. Regular cleaners including Windex leave a haze as you can see above. We tried using Expo marker cleaner, but the smell was so incredibly bad, we’ve banned it from our lab and the first floor completely. Chip […]

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May 14, 2014

dLightboard Development

By: Stephen Toback

Based on some AMAZING work being done at Northwestern University, Chip Bobbert from Duke’s ITS group partnered with the Duke Digital Initiative to build our own. We decided to first build a desktop prototype to work out construction challenges. That has proven to be a great approach as there were many. Rather than welding parts, […]

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