Author Archives: Richard McLeland-Wieser

MicDrop Disposable Microphone Drops

This is one of the more interesting audio advances in quite a while.  It was posted today in ProSound News. New York, NY (April 1, 2016)—As we face a cultural epidemic of broken microphones tossed aside by everyone from music … Continue reading

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I Saw the Light: Evangelizing Digital Signage

“I saw the light, I saw the light No more darkness, no more night Now I’m so happy no sorrow in sight Praise the Lord I saw the light” words/music by Hank Williams Thirteen years ago I saw the light … Continue reading

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The Collaborative Office – Back to the Future

Don’t we all covet Don Draper’s office; from the Danish Modern furniture to the liquor cabinet, always stocked with Canadian Club? Ahhh… the opulent lifestyle of a Madison Avenue Advertising Executive.   If Don was Creative Director at Sterling Cooper today, imagine how … Continue reading

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Presto! Instant Video Professional

Digital has changed everything. Cameras and Edit software have become commodities. This inexpensive gear combined with broader distribution via the internet, has changed the very nature of who produces video and how it is distributed.  And this is great. Or … Continue reading

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I’m Back

Like the swallows to Capistrano.  Like Terminator.  But not quite like  Jesus Christ… I’m back.  Following a long term assignment with Tempest Technologies I have blown the dust off Weezer Group. Soon new thoughts will be posted on Weezer Words.

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35 Years of Innovation

Ya gotta love the juxtaposition of these two photos.  Though taken 35 years apart they share a curious similarity.  Photo on the left is a Videographer with what was the first widely accepted ENG technology.  The camera; a RCA TK-76, … Continue reading

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Media Technology Trends 2014

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Just as the consumer and pro market for flat panel HD televisions becomes saturated, a higher resolution technology enters the market; 4k/Ultra-HD.  Technology marches on.  Don’t expect any major announcements for ground shaking technology in 2014.  Instead tools get better, … Continue reading

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Does Your Organization Really Need Online Video?

The answer is yes. Your organization should post an online video.  But that answer raises more questions.    –  Why?      – What should the message be?    – How much does it cost?    – Who should produce it?  … Continue reading

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Panasonic Moves Away From Consumer Products

The Newark Star-Ledger reported today Panasonic will abandon consumer electronics to focus on professional products only.  WOW!   Many I spoke to in past few months thought the pro side of the “Big Boys” (Panasonic, Sony,  Sharp, Mitsubishi, etc.) was hurting … Continue reading

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Gen Y Managers Employ Video

It is well accepted that younger people prefer video over traditional communication tools.   Now a Cisco commissioned study confirms it.  The 2013 Cisco Global Young Executives’ Video Attitudes Survey “revealed that the majority of these next-generation executives intend to depend … Continue reading

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