Friday, March 24th, 2017

 February 2017 – Webcams have been an integrated part of mobile computing and an add-on for desktop computing for several decades. These cameras have been increasing in performance over the years for image size, resolution, frame rate and color clarity. They have been bounded by the interface speed of USB2 which limited the capabilities for [...]

August 2016 – In a briefing at Intel Developer Forum, they provided an overview of the new generation of laptop and desktop computer Core Processor chips that form the i3/i5/i7 series of devices.    The new generation, the 7th in the Core series line, uses the improved design rule version of the Intel 14nm process that [...]

July 2016 – Blackmagic Design was showing their Fusion VFX and Motion Graphics software at the show. The product has now released version 8 and is available in two levels. The standard Fusion 8 product is available FREE for OSX, Windows and Linux. Fusion 8 Studio is the paid commercial version and starts at $995 [...]

July 2016 – At the StudioXperience area at SIGGRAPH HP workstations was showing their Z series computing and display products for the professional content creation space. The start of exhibit area was the DreamColor professional displays, then the desktop workstations and finally the portable workstations which now can have integrated DreamColor displays. HP DreamColor Professional [...]

 April 2016 – At the start of NAB, SMPTE held the Digital Cinema Summit. The highlight speaker was Ang Lee who spoke following a discussion that HDR was not a tradeoff for future films, but was a technology that must be adopted due to its benefits in the story telling and immersive aspects of films. [...]

 April 2016 – One of the themes of the 2016 NAB show was the workflows and products for High Dynamic Range content. As content moves to 4K and 8K resolutions, they are also observing the ITU-R Recommendation BT.2020, specification. Known as Rec. 2020, it specifies two resolutions of 3840 × 2160 (“4K”) and 7680 × [...]

June 16, 2015, SMPTE Entertainment in the Internet Age, Stanford, CA—A panel considered resource allocation for developments in media delivery. Robert Kisor SMPTE past president moderated the panel. Panelists included Anne Aaron from Netflix, Wendy Aylsworth from Warner Bros., Bill Baggelaar, from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Pierre Larbier from Ateme, Paul Haskell from Harmonic, and Matthew [...]

March 19, 2015, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Thad Beier from Dolby talked about the coming changes in the video landscape to move towards higher dynamic range for the displays. The advent of 4k or ultra-high definition TV sets requires more than just increasing the number pixels, but needs more dynamic range and color gamut. [...]

April 6, 2014, NAB, Las Vegas—Colin Davis, Travis LaBella, and Matt Litwiller from Observatory Media, and Rick Taylor from Dolby talked about capturing and recreating HDR cinema content. High dynamic range techniques will provide a new tool in the creative arsenal. Litwiller described a short film called “Telescope” that is a demonstration of the capabilities [...]

July 24, 2013, Siggraph, Anaheim, CA—The director and technical staff of “The Croods” described their efforts and how they overcame the challenges and difficulties in bringing the characters and their world to life. This story about a family of prehistoric cave dwellers and a more modern interloper stretched the boundaries of their technologies. Director Chris [...]