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The motion picture industry is slowly but steadily moving to metadata.
»POSTED on February 26, 2015
As the National Association of Broadcasters convention approaches, one topic that seems likely to get a lot of attention is the Interoperable Master Format. The motion picture industry as a whole is starting to coalesce around the concept of relying completely on metadata to carry content through the entire production, post-production and delivery... //READ MORE

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Faroudja F1 System New Patents Enhance Faroudja’s F1 Platform
»POSTED on March 4, 2015
Faroudja Enterprises today announced that the company has been granted three more patents. The patents improve F1’s video streaming and file compression efficiency without reducing perceived quality. The F1 solution utilizes any conventional encoder (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, HEVC, etc.) on the market, without any codec modifications.
Pictured, left to right, Taka Mitsu, Panasonic's chief engineer for the VariCam; Theo Van De Sande, ASC; and Michael Cioni, CEO of Hollywood post-production company Light Iron. Van de Sande Shoots Evil Men Pilot with Varicam 35 4K
»POSTED on March 3, 2015
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men He shot it with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder, which Van de Sande calls “the first 4K offering I feel comfortable with, an absolutely modern camera with tremendous scope, an embracing image, and whose dual native ISOs of 800/5000 will completely change the business.”
PlantPure Nation begins a national movie tour starting in April. Taking PlantPure Nation on the Road
»POSTED on March 2, 2015
Dr. T. Colin Campbell, best-selling author of The China Study, and his son Director Nelson Campbell, are teaming up to preview the feature-length documentary PlantPure Nation. The forthcoming film examines the political and economic factors that suppress information on the benefits of plant-based nutrition, while making the connections of this idea to larger issues such as medical practice, farming, and food deserts. The promotional tour mirrors the film’s story of three people working to spread the word about one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time
The crowd at last year's Summit. Photo by Robb Cohen courtesy of the NAB. Technology Summit on Cinema to Focus on Building the Future of Storytelling
»POSTED on March 2, 2015
The 2015 NAB Technology Summit on Cinema, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. The two-day summit, titled Building the Future of Storytelling, will take place April 11-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Man in the High Castle imagines a Nazi victory in World War II. Semel Directing The Man in the High Castle for Amazon
»POSTED on February 27, 2015
David Semel, who directs commercials through Accomplice Media, has a history of directing pilots that become hit television series. In his latest television outing, based on the award-winning Phillip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle, Semel engages in a frightening, but enthralling, game of “What if?” Produced for Amazon by Ridley Scott the story is an alternate history set in the aftermath of World War II; in this telling, the Nazis and their Japanese allies were the victors. Semel directed the pilot, which is currently available through Amazon Prime’s instant video service.
Kansas City's Union Station came alive for its centennial celebration. The Monument Comes Alive
»POSTED on February 27, 2015
Union Station’s Beaux-Arts facade was recently transformed into a canvas for The Monument Comes Alive, a 3D projection mapping video that was the centerpiece for the iconic Kansas City building’s centennial celebration.

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