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Spotlight: Tim Edwards, CSB Project Programmer

Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 12:17pm

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Some of you may be largely unaware of Tim 'Timbuk2' Edwards, one of the main programmers here at CSB-Digital. Despite being known as the 'Wildman' around the office, Tim tends to keep a low profile online, his one foray into the limelight so far being the release of the iPlugins packs which he developed.

This is all set to change in the coming months, as Tim is helping to shape the future of AlamDV and CSB-Digital, adding his unique programming skills to the mix and helping the big push towards the next evolution of CSB design. "I have been working on most of the underlying functions for our new products Chromanator and Digigrade, you'll see what they all do when we do our grand release next month," says Tim.

While most details are still under wraps, he can reveal a little more about the forthcoming programs: "I am currently writing a brand new video input/output program for our new products, which will enable you to import Microsoft DV codec avis at last, and hopefully others such as mpeg and divX."

The position of Project Programmer at CSB is always offering Tim new challenges. "My computing skills have grown tremendously since joining," he explains. "I already knew C++ and OpenGL quite well, but have since learned to use DirectShow, Quicktime, the iMovie plugin architecture and many image manipulation algorithms." All of these skills will be put to good use in the next generation of CSB products.

Having lived in Canada, the USA and Wales, how did Tim end up working in Norwich, England? "I have lived in Norwich for the past five years, since moving here to go to university. I studied Media Engineering, which was essentially computer science with lots of other modules, including graphics, film studies and management." Having finished his degree, Tim was looking for what to do next. At exactly the right time, an email dropped into his inbox from a company called CSB-Digital, asking for someone to help them with future projects. "I was very interested in computer graphics and film, so I applied." After a few meetings with the man known to us as Schwar, Tim was offered the job. "I now feel very lucky indeed to have landed such a rewarding opportunity. I work from home, which has its advantages - I can work when I like, and I don't have to travel to work in the rain!"

Despite the busy schedule getting Chromanator, DigiGrade and AlamDV2.5 ready for release, Tim does find the odd moment of freedom. "When I'm not working I enjoy going to pubs, clubs, and generally having fun. I've been known to be a bit wild, but that's usually because of the beer. I saw a thread on the forum inviting us all down to London to go clubbing, which would be sweet."

So if you feel like partying with the Wildman of CSB, let us know! In the meantime, you will shortly be able to see the first fruits of Tim's labours with the first sneak peak at our new technologies, coming soon...

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Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 12:39pm

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If you're wondering about the photo it was for the Halloween party this year. I don't dress like that for work, honest wink
Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 1:24pm

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*Raises a pint* Here's to Tim!
Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 2:40pm

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Tim, Funny halloween costume!

You sure that's not your Saturday night pulling outfit?

Rich
Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 2:46pm

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The costume may be fake, but the hair is very much real.
Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 2:49pm

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If my hair really looked like that do you think I'd leave the house, NO I think not!!! razz
Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 2:51pm

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I would - to get a hair cut... razz
Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 6:48pm

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ok, ok lol

Tim do you really wear those glasses in real life, nothing has been said about them.

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Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 6:52pm

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Ssh, he does and he's really sensitive about them. razz

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Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 7:10pm

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Hey,

With that Austin Powers outfit, you must be an AlamDV Goldmember! Get it? HAHAHAHAHA. Sorry.
Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 7:44pm

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montego wrote:

Hey,

With that Austin Powers outfit, you must be an AlamDV Goldmember! Get it? HAHAHAHAHA. Sorry.
Genius! Pure genius! biggrin
Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 7:59pm

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Great text! And great picture...
With that people will definately read the spotlight. I'm sure they want to know more about the man looking like that... smile


No, honestly. It's cool to know more about the geniuses behind CSB! smile
Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 9:08pm

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THE HAIR'S NOT REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWWWWW. I love it.....an i got a jacket just like that...its very poular with my friends tard crazy tard crazy
Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 9:42pm

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I think it would be great to see something like this over the next couple of month's, where the CSB crew get a small word and maybe a silly photo as well.

This will give us more of an insight into the great team that is CSB.

What do you say "WE WANT MORE!"

Rich
Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 9:51pm

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Heh, can I write one about schwar? razz
Posted: Wed, 22nd Jan 2003, 2:15pm

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You look like a true english man! smile
Posted: Sat, 25th Jan 2003, 12:13am

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"True English Man"!!!! I've lived in England for 17 years, I have never seen anyone like that. smile

Also did I read "Norwich, England" somewhere above. That's where I was born. Small world init.
Posted: Sat, 25th Jan 2003, 4:52pm

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Here is a graphical representation of True Englishmen:

Just kidding! lol