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Seagate announces the first 1TB per platter 3.5″ Hard Drive

Hard drives keep getting bigger and better, and now Seagate has broken the barrier and squeezed 1000 (and change) gigabytes onto a single platter and sandwiching 3 of those bad boys into a single 3.5″ drive. Press Release to follow:

PARIS, France – May 3, 2011 – Seagate (NASDAQ: STX), the leader in hard drives and storage solutions, today unveiled the world’s first 3.5-inch hard drive featuring 1TB of storage capacity per disk platter, breaking the 1TB areal density barrier to help meet explosive worldwide demand for digital content storage in both the home and the office.

Seagate’s GoFlex® Desk products are the first to feature the new hard drive, delivering storage capacities of up to 3TB and an areal density of 625 Gigabits per square inch, the industry’s highest. Seagate is on track to ship its flagship 3.5-inch Barracuda desktop hard drive with 3TBs of storage on 3 disk platters – enough capacity to store up to 120 high-definition movies, 1,500 video games, thousands of photos or virtually countless hours of digital music – to the distribution channel in mid-2011. The drive will also be available in capacities of 2TB, 1.5TB and 1TB.

“Organizations of all sizes and consumers worldwide are amassing digital content at light speed, generating immense demand for storage of digital content of every imaginable kind,” said Rocky Pimentel, Seagate Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. “We remain keenly focused on delivering the storage capacity, speed and manageability our customers need to thrive in an increasingly digital world.”

GoFlex Desk external drives are compatible with both the Windows® operating system and Mac® computers. Each drive includes an NTFS driver for Mac, which allows the drive to store and access files from both Windows and Mac OS X computers without reformatting. The GoFlex Desk external drive’s sleek black 3.5-inch design sits either vertically or horizontally to accommodate any desktop environment.

The A-Z of Excellent Copywriting

In advertising world, the content of an ad is called “copy”. Being as filmmaking is such a collaborative medium, you will often be called to write some sort of pitch to “sell” your ideas and yourself. Here are 26 tips (alphabetically, including links to more in-depth articles) for better copy writing that you should reference to make your next pitch sizzle.

Action

The whole point of copywriting is to get the reader to take action.
You want them to buy your product, subscribe to your RSS feed, join your email list, or just spread the word. Before you write your next piece, decide what you want your reader to do.

Brevity

Cut unnecessary words.

— CopyBlogger.com | Read The Full Article

Harold Lloyd’s Hollywood – On Location Then and Now

Harold Lloyd ranks among stars like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most influential comedians of the Silent Era and he used real locations in LA as his backlot. Annette Lloyd (fan and scholar) traces his steps and checks up on some of those locations to see how things have changed over the better part of a century.

Film Finance Expert Jeff Steele on LA Talk Radio’s Film Courage

In this podcast, Film Financial Jeff Steele talks about how he went from Production Assistant to CFO, how to deal with egos in Hollywood, how to increase your Financial IQ, the three pillars in film and the monumental shift occurring in the democratization of film.

For more information on Jeff Steele, check out his website FilmClosing.com

Podcast plays below.

Using Popular Television to Boost Your Knowledge of Classic Lighting

Who says TV just rots the brain? There’s plenty to learn about lighting by studying some good ol’ boob tube.

…With the ever growing presence of online photo sharing sites like flickr and facebook, amateurs and professionals alike are bombarded with millions of images every day to observe and study. Photographic masters such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Yousuf Karsh, and Steven Meisel have, for years, been creating iconic images that photographers of all levels have used to study and compare lighting techniques. It does make sense for a photographer to study photographs to help heighten their knowledge however, taking a more cinematic approach can prove to be not only beneficial but well, relaxing at the same time.

It’s time to put down the photographs, grab a snack, the remote, and snuggle up in front of the television. What do I mean? The entertainment of keeping your eyes glued to the tube for hours on end can often times keep you distracted from noticing the basic lighting patterns that you’re so quick to notice when you pick up a picture, in fact when you start to notice the the different methods used you just might forget to pay attention to the plot. Make sure you ask for a TiVo for Christmas if you catch my drift.

— Digital Photography School | Read The Full Article

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