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.

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?

Baumgartner: The video tech behind the jump

Published in Technology & Computing

When it came to filming Felix Baumgartner’s epic jump from the edge of space, Red Bull Stratos combined NASA-rated gear with equipment that you can pick up on the High Street.

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?

Consumer video expectations for 2013

Published in Technology & Computing

It's (nearly the end of) the season for crystal balls and soothsaying. Here, Patrick Jong Taylor plays prognosticator, offering his take on U.S. consumer habits for the New Year

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

We're replaying some of the best articles from 2012 in case you missed them the first time. Today: How to REALLY understand video data rates

Video mapping, 3D projection mapping, whatever you want to call it, the art form opens up new possibilities for video professionals.

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

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

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