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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

How do you sell yourself to clients? Is it by talking about your skills or your equipment?

A recent newspaper article made surprisingly precise predictions about the video industry fifteen years from today. We show why that would be difficult to do three years ahead, never mind fifteen!

Blender pulls a rabbit out of the hat

Published in Technology & Computing

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

Remember all those old video graphics modes you used to get in the late eighties? You have to be a certain age to remember the frisson of excitement when you realised that your next computer could display sixteen colours instead of four

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

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?

Sony at IBC2014...in video

Published in Business

Freya Black reports on Sony's IBC activities with a collection of videos that illustrate the company's direction for the near future.

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.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Video

Published in Technology & Computing

HDR or High Dynamic Range, is a way to record the massive distance between light and dark that exists in nature. Used well, it can produce amazing images. Overdone, it can make nature look like a videogame

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