Adrian has been writing about the media industry for 20 years in a wide number of leading publications. He is a longstanding member of The IBC and ISE Daily teams, International Editor for CinemaEditor, award winning film critic, conference moderator and copywriter of white papers, press releases and marketing materials for a wide range of organisations. He lives in Liverpool and absolutely loves it.
The writing is on the wall for cinema projection. New screen technology composed of LEDs is set to disrupt the century-old way of viewing movies on the big screen by the end of the next decade. The transition will as likely be driven as much by filmmakers as manufacturers keen to present their work with a high dynamic range far greater than any projector can achieve.
From future handheld units to plug-ins for The Foundry, dealing with 400GB per second, and ambitions to get its lightfield technology into the hands of as many people as possible, including TV, Lytro’s Jon Karafin provides an update on all things Lightfield.
IBC’s haul of gadgets and prototypes usually prove so eclectic they may be unclassifiable if you were to meet them on the exhibition floor. This year, though, all things Virtual Reality have cornered the Future Zone.
This IBC was always going to be about IP but it’s clear that there is an imperative among manufacturers to not just say that they are open but to actually prove it. That’s because interoperability, or lack of it, is arguably the main sticking point putting the brakes on broadcaster investment.
As the last major consumer electronics show before Christmas, the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) show in Berlin carries considerable momentum into the present-giving season and electronics firms were focussing on Virtual Reality and HDR screens to turn consumer heads.
Infinite Wisdom Studios’ Michael Ford on the potential of VR, the differences between VR and 360-degree video, and what advice he has for people looking to get into the industry.
- Saturday 14 Oct 2017 - (263384) FPGAs: the processing miracle in our video tech
- Monday 2 Oct 2017 - (9783) How you can shoot raw video using nothing but £200 and an old DSLR
- Friday 13 Oct 2017 - (9707) Blade Runner 2049 is a cinematic masterpiece - Here's why
- Friday 6 Oct 2017 - (8225) RED surprises everyone with a new full-frame 8K sensor: meet Monstro 8K VV
- Monday 2 Oct 2017 - (6884) How Vegas Pro rocked the NLE world
- Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 - (552) The remarkable robots that are transforming filmmaking
- Monday 16 Oct 2017 - (206) Tilta cage for a Red DSMC2 cameras has great potential: first impressions
- Monday 16 Oct 2017 - (1341) One giant leap for hard disk capacity
- Monday 16 Oct 2017 - (1029) Why VR risks crossing an ethical line
- Monday 16 Oct 2017 - (2576) RedShark Camera Survey - Win a Sony Action Cam - Survey now closed