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Jacob Velazquez

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David Frangioni

Congrats Jacob for getting two standing ovations on America’s Got Talent #AGT – You inspire all of us!
Learn more about music prodigy Jacob Velazquez who shares his love for the drums with Modern Drummer publisher and mentor David Frangioni.

Jacob Velazquez

& mentor

David Frangioni

Congrats Jacob for getting two standing ovations on America’s Got Talent #AGT – You inspire all of us!
Learn more about music prodigy Jacob Velazquez who shares his love for the drums with Modern Drummer publisher and mentor David Frangioni.

MADVR Envy's instant aspect ratio handling

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Instant AR Detection Meets NLS+

 Envy's auto aspect ratio (AR) detection has been the fastest in the industry for quite some time. But why stop there? So, we're excited to share with you that Envy's AR detection speed is now not only fast, but actually instant!

 In a recent newsletter we asked, "What happens when you combine instant aspect ratio detection and black bar management with our non-linear stretch?" Well, for users who like NLS, they can now seamlessly fill their scope screen all the time, regardless of the native aspect ratio of the content.

 There will be even more exciting news to share about Envy instant AR detection and next-generation NLS+. In the meantime, please contact Frangioni Media to learn more about the Envy and how it will take your video experience to an entirely new level.

 

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MADVR ENVY INTRODUCES AUTO-SUBTITLE MANAGEMENT AND WHY IT MATTERS

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Subtitle Management with Scope Screens

We recently covered how our non-linear stretch (NLS+) platform makes it easy to fill your entire screen, regardless of its aspect ratio (AR) and the AR of the content. In case you are not familiar, a "scope" screen generally refers to a screen that is wider than the standard HDTV 16:9 aspect ratio.

In today's newsletter, we're changing gears a bit to answer a related question that often comes up about subtitles - specifically how to handle subtitles within the black bars in scope movies.

Understanding the Problem

Subtitles within the black bars of a scope movie are a problem, because when using a scope screen to watch a scope movie (e.g. watching a 2.40 AR movie on a 2.40 screen), the projector is usually zoomed so that the movie fills the entire screen, like this:

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David Frangioni & Modern Drummer at the 2021 Chicago Drum Show

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David Frangioni & Modern Drummer exhibited at the 2021 Chicago Drum Show at the Prairie Events Center, at Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Illinois! This is the 30th Anniversary of the Chicago Drum Show, and after 2020 David was excited to be joining 94+ other drum exhibitors at this iconic drum show.  David hosted an Instagram Live from the show with Kofi Baker, legendary drummer Ginger Baker’s son, Bill Ludwig III, WFLIII endorsee Hayley Cramer from London, Don McCauley (Charlie Watts drum technician and creator of 2022’ New England Drum Show) and Rob Silverman awesome drummer and innovator of Drumology. 

Modern Drummer had their Legends Books - Volume I. Neil Peart - Volume II. Alex Van Halen - Volume III. Chad Smith on display featuring each of their Modern Drummer Cover Stories (Neil Peart an astonishing 9 covers!), an exclusive new interview for the Book (Alex Van Halen & Chad Smith), an evolution of their iconic drum kits, a breakdown of their band’s classic tracks, and much more.

Overall, the show was a great success for Modern Drummer and all who attended.

Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 22: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Nir Z

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Join us this week for part one of the Modern Drummer Podcast as Billy Amendola & David Frangioni talk with one of the worlds most called session drummers, Nir Z. Listen and watch Nir tell us how his journey from being born and raised in Israel and coming to NYC to pursue his career led him to Tennessee where these days he’s become “the guy” on the Nashville studio scene. Nir has played on numerous country and cross-over pop hits with Blake Shelton, and Dan & Shay, to name only two. He recorded in NYC with John Mayer for the promo of Mayer’s debut album and he’s recorded in England with Genesis. We had so much fun and knowledge from Nir to cover that we have to bring you a part 2. Stay tuned for more coming soon. Enjoy part 1. 

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