Photo-realistic CG humans a decade away
Over the last decade, we have seen the subtle but important evolution from simple body motion capture, such as stunt doubles, to full performance capture but we are still a long way from having believable entirely computer-generated movie stars.
24fps here to stay unless Avatar 2 jump-starts cinema (again)
With the advent of digital cinema the movie industry is finally able to shift away from production and playback techniques that date back almost a century, yet silence has fallen on one such development – higher than 24fps rates.
NASA picks Edius 7 to edit Our Restless Planet in 3D
Our Restless Planet, a new film about the effects of hurricanes, earthquakes and fresh water supplies on earth, has been edited in 3D for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Earth Science Visitor Centre using Grass Valley’s latest Edius 7 non-linear editor.
Single camera and single pixel 3D research
At last week’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London, the Creative Cameras teams from Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University and the University of Glasgow showed two new methods of achieving 3D imaging using just a single camera, or even just a single pixel.
IP-enabled cameras needed to accelerate Ultra HD production
IP technology is increasingly seen as a pre-requisite among broadcasters for Ultra HD production of live events, with IP-enabled cameras a key missing link.
LMC’s Antelope delivers handball finals at high speed
Cologne-based production specialists Wige and LMC (LiveMotionConcept) provided three Ultra Slow Motion systems for the European Handball Federation’s Final Four Champions League in Germany.
SMPTE: Immersive sound destined to be a novelty without standards
As immersive audio platforms are rolled out to cinemas worldwide there are warnings that without a standard means of mixing them and playing them back the innovation could be stifled at birth.
Ultra HD trials gain impetus ahead of 2015 channel launches
Brazil's Globo network and the BBC will be among broadcasters showing technical demonstrations of Ultra HD coverage from the World Cup.