Oct 102013
"4K and better pixels" article

— I wrote an article on 4K and better pixels for my blog on theasc.com I discuss: – 4K and UHD – 6 factors for better pixels – Arri’s 2.8K – Sony’s 4K and UHD – futures – the challenge to theaters – compression & Rec 2020 – upconversion – image quality +++

Sep 242013
Photos of Sony PXW-Z100

Here are some photos I took of Sony’s new $6500 4K camera, the PXW-Z100 Sony PXW-Z100 4K camcorder features: – 20x zoom lens – 1/2.3 inch sensor – 422 10-bit 4K (4096×2160) or UHD – 50 or 60P – up to 600 Mbps (at 60P) – XAVC format (like the F55) – XQD cards – [...]

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Sep 152013
TV formats: from analog to Ultra

At the IBC conference, I appreciated the simplicity of this powerpoint slide presented by Martin Faehnrich illustrating the recent history of television formats: ___ +++

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Sep 062013
Funny commercial for UHDTV set

+++ This amusing Mexican commercial hypes the convincing realism of 84-inch 4K UHDTV sets by showing a meteor hitting the city to unsuspecting job applicants. Ironically, the YouTube video resolution is terrible watch on YouTube +++ via Corentin Harlé +++

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May 082013
Audio: 2013 BSC Expo 4K Panel

This 2013 panel was moderated by BSC cinematographer Phil Meheux and composed of: BSC cinematographers Nic Morris (Being Human) & Ben Smithard (My Week with Marilyn) ASC cinematographer & President of Cinematographer Guild Steven Poster Milan Krsljanin, Business Development Manager, Arri GB Peter Sykes, Strategic Marketing Manager, Sony Thomas Urbye, colourist, owner of The Look [...]

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