Technology & Computing

Until now, we haven't seen much of HEVC (H.265) in action. This new codec, which is clearly in the running to take over from H.264, is supposed to be roughly twice as efficient as its predecessor, although we've talked to people in the industry who say that this is more of a maximum efficiency rather than a typical one
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The SXSW festival currently taking place in Texas is the first opportunity eager filmmakers to get their hands on a real Digital Bolex prototype. Although it wasn't fully operational (there were no images), Digital Bolex forum member James M has seen it and says, in his opinion "…the camera is very, very close to being done"
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RedShark's very lucky because we share an office building (and a parent company, EditShare) with one of the most talked-about products in the world of video: Lightworks. We're editorially independent of Lightworks and EditShare, but it certainly helps when we can can sit down next to the developers, product and technical support managers and say "how about making an exclusive…
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Apple are about to release the latest version of Mountain Lion, OSX 10.8.3, which includes support for high end graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD.
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09 Mar 2013

The eyes have it

According to the New York Times the latest version of the Samsung Galaxy phone, the Galaxy IV S, will track your eye movements to control certain features such as scrolling. If they get the balance right, this could lead to a whole new raft of features for the video production industry
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Well, it's started. They're bringing dead actors back to life
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Canon is one of the relatively few manufacturers that develops its own sensors. This means that they're in a great position to create new sensors with new capabilities, and that's just what they've done with their new 35mm Full Frame CMOS sensor for video capture
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Here's a product by German company My Multitouch that's going to make everyone go "wow", and then say "but what would I use that for?"
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An Nvidia hardware launch is always a reason to get excited, not least when it is their professional GPUs that are being launched. These cards – the Quadro family, only appear once in every two years or so, so when they do, it tends to present us with a significant jump forward, both in terms of features and performance. RedShark…
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Here are some fascinating things that we learned from our sessions at London's Broadcast Video Expo
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Camera performance is now measured as much in terms of Dynamic Range as Resolution. Phil Rhodes explains this essential aspect of camera technology
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