2016 will be the year of the Smart TV says Tech Research company

Smart TVs are growing in popularity with Samsung leading the race for a flat screen television that allows users to not only connect to the internet but to other devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and use them in sync. In fact, tech research company Gartner reckons that all televisions will soon be smart. According to the…

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Next-Gen Cameras: Red and Panavision pull out the stops

2013 begins with lots of buzz around new cameras from Red Digital Cinema and Panavision. First up is new info on Red’s still forthcoming Dragon CMOS image sensor for the Epic. According to a Reduser.net announcement from Red Fire Chief Jarred Land on New Year’s Eve, a prototype Dragon sensor has exhibited an unprecedented amount of dynamic…

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Editing in 2013

Undoubtedly this year will continue the trend of fractured market share for edit systems. If you tally up every system in general use, your professional choices include NLE systems from Adobe, Apple, Avid, Autodesk, Boris/Media 100, Dayang, Editshare/Lightworks,Grass Valley, SGO, Sony and Quantel. In most US markets, the split in market dominance boils down to an Adobe/Apple/Avid split. In many cases, the leader is still the…

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Why DSLR is best for shooting video

Digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras have come a long way. The biggest advantage is the addition of video, and not just any video 1080p video. HD Camcorders have always been favoured for shooting video, even when DSLRs suddenly came bundled with video, they couldn’t quite do the job. Now DSLRs offer a “best of both…

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ITU Approves Low-Bandwidth Video Coding Standard

The ITU has approved the new High Efficiency Video Coding standard (HEVC) for high-quality, low-bandwidth video. The new standard, also known as H.265, will require about half the bit rate of its predecessor, H.264/AVC, the ITU said.  

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AFDA film nominated for Student Oscar

Kanye Kanye, a fourth year student’s film is the AFDA- (the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Student Short Film. Kanye Kanye is a romantic comedy that deals with a forbidden love affair between two young township teenagers. The film is directed by…

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