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Billions of hours of Video could be lost forever

Published in Technology & Computing

Around the world, billions of hours of video footage are sitting on shelves or in archives. Most of it may be of very limited interest, but some of it is a vital part of our cultural history. This footage is under threat from two sides: not only is the tape that the recordings are stored on degrading, but the machines required to play them back are slowly disappearing

The Persuasive Power of Video

Published in Business

This is a lot to ask: how do you make a video that will convince sensible car buyers to splash out £35,000 ($56,000) on a re-badged Toyota iQ city car?

According to a report by Cisco, video accounted for over 50% of mobile data traffic in 2012 and is expected to rise to 66.5% by 2017. The rise is driven both by increased viewing of videos and by more people viewing content in HD.

What were the video trends in 2012?

Published in Business

Probably the best way to find the real trends of the past year is to understand what people have been buying. And few would know better than Peter Savage, Managing Director of Azule Finance, a Berkshire, UK - based finance house supporting the creative industries

Making movies with the GH2 - The Inside Story

Published in Production

Martin Beek is forward-looking DOP with decades of experience. Based in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, He's always looking for the best quality at a reasonable budget. 

Is video the future of still photography?

Published in Technology & Computing

The Canon 1DC is the best part of a year old now (since the first review samples went out) but, despite the fact that all modern DSLRs have a sensor that's way in advance of 4K's 8 megapixels, there are still no other "traditional" 4K DSLRs out there

Just in case you thought for a moment you’d fallen asleep and woken up in 2022, I’d better say that again: Nokia now has a 41 Megapixel phone.

The trouble with that statement is that, even if it were true (which it is, says Nokia) it just doesn’t seem right - because that number of pixels packed into a mobile-phone type sensor would just be, well, rubbish, wouldn’t it? And anyway, are we really ready for a phone with a bigger pixel resolution than Super Hi Vision?

Breaking News: Books now do video

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Video is becoming part of the fabric of our lives, and Apple’s release of iBook Author - an authoring tool for iPad interactive books - is one of the clearest indications of the way video will be used in the future.

Even with an abundance of incredible views, you still need an outstanding eye for composition and a highly developed photographic technique to get pictures like these

Blender pulls a rabbit out of the hat

Published in Technology & Computing

Ever wondered how far you could go with Open Source software? 

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