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

If CGI is bad, is CGI to blame?

Published in Post & VFX

Pundits cite instances of 'bad' CGI to argue that computer generated imagery is ruining films. But there may be a flaw in that reasoning.

I decided to create a round up of lots of videos I’ve found from all over the internet, that were shot with the new Magic Lantern Raw video feature. The idea being that you can find a lot of video and information in one place without having to search everywhere! Hopefully this can give you a bit of a real idea of the breakthrough too

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

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!

Analogue systems are not intrinsically better than digital ones, but they are tied up in the complex history of what sounds and images mean to us and explain why they, and the 'film look', remain so important.

Video tutorial: Rigging the Panasonic GH4

Published in Production

Although the Panasonic GH4 has been in the wild for about a year-and-a-half, you may still have questions about how to rig it. This detailed video from H. Paul Moon will help.

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

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?

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

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