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Douglas Dixon / Manifest Technology
Douglas Dixon

Douglas Dixon is an independent technology consultant, editor, author, and speaker specializing in digital media. He has worked in the "Video Valley" of Princeton, N.J. for over twenty-five years, at the bleeding edge where advanced consumer video applications meet personal computers.

Doug writes books and articles about new and cutting-edge technology, making it understandable and useful for real people. He makes his writing and presentations freely available on his Manifest Technology web site (www.manifest-tech.com).

Through his company, Manifest Technology, LLC, he consults and develops technical communications for military and commercial clients including Adobe, Intel, and Sonic Solutions. He also provides expert witness consulting services in digital media and DVD, technology and products, business and markets.

LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/douglasdixon

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A graduate of Brown University, Doug's career has been focused on bringing high-tech (especially multimedia) technology to real-world use, through developing technology into useful consumer products, and by writing about technology applications for consumer and professional publications.

As a product manager, project leader, and software developer, Doug has extensive experience developing video-based products at Intel Corp. and at Sarnoff Corp. in Princeton.

He has published four books and associated international editions, including Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio (O'Reilly, Sept. 2004)  Desktop DVD Authoring (New Riders, 2002) and several editions of How to Use Adobe Premiere 6.5 (Que, 2002), plus three international editions.

Doug has published over 300 feature articles since 1999. He covers digital media for Videomaker magazine, Digital2Disc / One to One magazine, and Condé Nast Traveler magazine, and online at Internet Video Magazine. He covers regional technology business in Princeton's U.S. 1 Newspaper.

Previously, he was Editor-in-Chief and Editor at Large for CDSA's Mediaware magazine, East Coast Technical Editor for Camcorder & Computer Video magazine, and a contributor to Digital Photographer, DV Magazine, and CNET Reviews

(See What's New for a chronological list of articles, and the Links to External Articles)

Doug has presented over 130 talks and seminars since 2001, at local, regional, and national meetings, from conferences to user groups, including NAB, CES, Government Video Expo, DV Expo, ShowBiz Expo NY, DVD Conference, and TECHXNY / PC Expo.

(See Presentations Schedule and Technical Seminar Topics)

Doug makes his work freely available online on his Manifest Technology website, including articles, seminar materials, and other digital media information and references, and posts shorter updates on his Manifest Technology Blog. He is also a Contributing Editor to Internet Video Magazine.

               
                

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Technical Projects 

Doug has worked as a product manager, project leader, and software developer with Sarnoff and Intel. He received two individual and three team Sarnoff Achievement awards and holds five issued U.S. patents. 

 

 

 

 

As a Technology Leader at Sarnoff Corp. (formerly RCA Labs) in Princeton, N.J., Doug drove new technology into commercial products. Among other recent projects, he drove the creation and initial prototype development of the LifeClips tape- to- DVD system. 

Previously, he was Project Leader and Product Manager for the development of the VideoBrush product line, providing real-time stitching of panoramic views from live video on the PC. This was Sarnoff's first retail consumer PC product, and developed into a product line with video and photo stitching tools, bundled by companies including Toshiba and Sony.

Doug was also Project Leader for the PC-based feasibility prototypes for the Sensar iris recognition personal identification system for bank ATM machines, and Software Project Leader for a consumer virtual reality video game system.

At Intel Corp., and previously at RCA Labs, Doug was System Software Manager for the development of the DVI (Digital Video Interactive) Technology software products that first brought motion video to PC's under Windows and OS/2. 

These products won "Best of Show" at Comdex / Fall '91. The development of these products are described in Comm. of the ACM, July 1989.

 

Doug is a graduate of Brown University, where he received a M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude.

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Consulting

Through his company, Manifest Technology, LLC, Doug consults on multimedia technology and market trends. He typically works with start-ups and other companies interested in entering new tech markets. His services include exploring potential technology and products, reviewing business plans, evaluating markets, and referrals to possible partners in the industry.

He also develops technical communications for clients including Adobe, Intel, and Sonic Solutions, developing materials including white papers, conference materials, and press guides to explain new technology and products.

And Doug provides expert witness consulting services in digital media and DVD technology and products, business and markets, including for RealNetworks, Inc. v. MPAA and Apple Computer v. Burst.com.

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Seminars and Talks

Doug has presented over 130 seminars and talks since 2001.
(See Presentations Schedule and Technical Seminar Topics)


 

   

Doug has spoken and presented training seminars at national conferences including NAB, CES, Government Video Expo, DV Expo East, ShowBiz Expo NY, DVD Conference, TECHXNY / PC Expo, Comdex and the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference.

He has been invited to speak to educational groups including the Consortium of Distance Education, American Association of Community Colleges, The College of New Jersey, and Mercer County Community College.

Doug also speaks to local and regional professional groups including the DVD Association, Media Communications Association, ACM, IEEE, and user groups.

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Books and Articles

Doug has published four books, plus three international editions, and over 300 feature articles since 1999, specializing in multimedia products, technology, trends, and business.
(See What's New and the Links to External Articles)

   

Doug's DVD authoring books are 
  Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio (O'Reilly, Sept. 2004) and
  Desktop DVD Authoring (New Riders, Oct. 2002),

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His previous video editing books are
  How to Use Adobe Premiere 6.5 (Que, Dec. 2002) and 
  How to Use Adobe Premiere 6 (Sams, July 2001).

He also has been a technical editor for several multimedia titles.



   

Doug covers digital media for Videomaker magazine, Digital2Disc / One to One magazine, and Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

Previously, he was Editor-in-Chief and Editor at Large for CDSA's Mediaware magazine, East Coast Technical Editor for Camcorder & Computer Video magazine, and a contributor to Digital Photographer magazine, DV Magazine and CNET Reviews

He also has written for Computer Video Magazine (UK), PC Magazine, and NJ Tech Magazine.

(see What's New and the Links to External Articles page)

 

Doug also covers regional technology business for the U.S. 1 Newspaper in Princeton.

As a developer, Doug also has has published technical articles on his projects in publications ranging from ACM and IEEE journals to Computer Graphics World. 

Doug makes this writing freely available online, including articles, seminar materials, digital media information and references.

He has been posting to his Manifest Technology website since 2000, and writing shorter updates for his Manifest Technology Blog since 2007. He is also a Contributing Editor to Internet Video Magazine.

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Professional Activities

Doug has been active for over two decades in coordinating and supporting local, regional, and national professional activities. These include computer, video, and Internet associations and professional chapters, as well as outreach to the public through activities such as the Trenton Computer Festival. 

Doug is a member of the ACM and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He received the IEEE Region 1 Award in June 2001 in recognition of his regional professional activities.

   Princeton Chapters of the ACM / IEEE Computer Society
    www.acm.org/chapters/princetonacm
 

IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section
    ewh.ieee.org/r1/princeton-centraljersey

NJ Communications, Advertising & Marketing Association (CAMA)
    www.njcama.org
Trenton Computer Festival
    www.tcf-nj.org  

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