InsideHollywood Newsletter 2005/07

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July 01, 2005
Issue #2005-07

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# Introduction
---- Hollywood Jobs eBook to be released very soon.

# Designing a Career
---- Yahoo job help.

# Things of Interest
---- NABEF Broadcast Leadership Training Seminar

# FAQ / Q&A
---- Can you explain some of the different tape formats?

# Tell us what you think
---- Make this newsletter even better by submitting questions
and what you think of this newsletter.


Dear Subscriber,

My Post Production class of almost 40 students over at UCLA started last week. It looks to be a great group of students and I hope everyone has fun.

Due to having so many projects going on at once, the eBook I have been working on has taken a lot longer to finish than thought. Finally though, Christiaan and I have been able to work through all the details and are very close to finishing the eBook.

That is good news for everyone. Those that are subscribers to this mailing list get a special discount on the eBook. Go here and pre-register for a discounted price! It will only be available for a short time.

Hope you enjoy this issue....


# Subject: Yahoo job help.

Boy, how hard is it to get a job? Do not know where to go and what to do. Trust me that feeling never changes even when you are working. I am always looking for ways to help people find ways to find jobs. I even wrote a book about it with over 100 links to job sites in the Entertainment Industry. And yes, it is finally coming out VERY soon.

Recently, I was reading an article in the Emmy Magazine and they were talking about Recruitments. I looked up the one women's company who they were interviewing and I went to their site to get more information and found a great broader site I wanted to share with you. It is through Yahoo and it has a great list of recruiting firms. I would check them out to see if there is anything that might help you. Some are paid and others are not, but they are mainly firms that deal with the Entertainment group.

Yahoo Executive Search Firms


If you are looking where to send your resume to get jobs in the Film or TV Entertainment Industry or more tips and tricks, make sure to check out my upcoming eBook on how to find a Job in the Entertainment Industry - "Show you want to be in Show Biz?"


# NABEF Broadcast Leadership Training Seminar
Washington, DC
September 2005 - June 2006

The NAB Education Foundation created this program to promote diversity and upward mobility for women and minorities in broadcast management. The BLT targets senior level broadcast managers of proven ability who aspire to advance as group executives or station owners. The program follows the model of weekend MBA courses, meeting one weekend a month at NAB for 10 months.



# Subject: Can you explain some of the different tape formats?

~ Question: Hi Alicia. Can you explain some of the different type of video tape formats?

~ My Answer: Today, our industry is forever changing formats and to keep up with the variety of digital tape formats can drive a person crazy. What is more important is how fast the formats and the standards change and how you really need to stay up with the industry. Even for me, I am always reading and trying to stay ahead of the game. While I was thinking of what to write about, I can across a new format HDV and while I was doing some research, I thought it would be a good idea to go through all the formats.

So, let us start with HDV. This is the newest hot idea for the consumer. It is a high-definition video format that was established by a group of manufactures comprised of Canon, Sharp, Sony and JVC. The press release is as follows:

Canon Inc.
Sharp Corporation
Sony Corporation
Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC)

Establishment of HDV Format That Realizes Consumer High-Definition Digital Video Recording

Tokyo, Japan, September 30, 2003 - Canon Inc., Sharp Corporation, Sony Corporation, and Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) today announced that the specifications which realize the recording and playback of high-definition video on a DV cassette tape have been established as the "HDV" format. The four companies proposed the basic specifications for the format in July 2003 and have received supportive opinions from many companies. The specifications for the HDV format will become available from the beginning of October 2003. The four companies will also propose the format as an international standard format.

HDV Format Web Site:

Basically, HDV is a 19 megabit-per-second MPEG-2 transport stream that records existing standard DV format digital video cassettes. HDV is 16:9 at a resolution of 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall. Supported frame rates are 60i, 30p, 50i and 25p.

In addition to the HDV, here are the common formats as of today:

HDCAM: Sony's format. I have used this format as well as most film shows in transferring film to HD in telecine in the post production world. This format supports 1080 resolution at frame rates of 24p, 25p, 50p and 60i. HDCAM is a 4.4:1 compressed and is 8 bit, but can support 10 bit input and output.

D-5 HD: Panasonics format. In the post production world, this is used as a delivery format to the Network. This format supports 720/60p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i and 1080/30p. D-5 compresses at 4:1 in 8 bit mode and 5:1 in a 10 bit mode. It will support 8 channels of audio.

DVCPRO-HD: Panasonic format sometimes called D-7 HD. This supports 720/60p. 1080/60i with 1080/24p in development. It uses 6.7:11 compressions and supports 10 bit input and output per channel. It will support 8 channels of audio.

The Term HDTV applies to 720p, 1080i. All such formats are transmitted in a 16:9 aspect ratio. Therefore, 1080i refers to a 1080-by-1920 Pixel image produced by interlaced scanning, while 720p refers to a 720-by-1280 pixel image produced by progressive scanning. Hence, the i=interlace and the p=progressive.

Yet another term, this is called EDTV. This format is called enhanced-definition TV. The format is 480p; it has 480 lines scanned progressively. But its resolution, matches that of a standard-definition TV. However, the progressive scanning does result in a better image. Fox Network has been broadcasting some EDTV shows.

Are we done, nope. How about SDTV? This is also known as Standard Definition. It is a digital medium. Which most of us are watching unless you have a HDTV. If you read or hear the term DTV (Digital TV) this is referring to the above HDTV and SDTV.


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