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Old 05-22-2014, 06:37 AM   #3461
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Heads up to PeterTHX and other SoCal locals, a 4K TV theme along with, most importantly to Peter, “FIFA World Cup giveaways” tomorrow in Santa Monica….http://www.twice.com/news/tv/sony-de...uLFR44.twitter

In attendance ^ will be the executive slated to deliver this year’s CEDIA EXPO Opening Keynote.

Is that just the original Sony Store re-branded as an Audio & Video Store?
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Old 05-22-2014, 02:44 PM   #3462
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b.t.w., I’ve been meaning to ask, what’s with the new avatar?
It's the poster art for the movie Enemy, which has been one of my favorites of the year so far. Just showing my support since A24 films decided to release on Blu-ray next month after initially saying DVD only.
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:52 PM   #3463
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Is that just the original Sony Store re-branded as an Audio & Video Store?
The location is one of the Sony stores that closed now taken over by Video & Audio center (http://www.videoandaudiocenter.com/ ), so, yes, same location. I should have said on Santa Monica Boulevard (in Century City) to be clear.

If you plan on attending, you must register first at the above website or they won’t let you in the door.

News kinda of along the lines of Sony’s TV business for investors and fans - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...rofitable.html
I suspect the internet reporting echo chamber to pick up on the news reported by Bloomberg and Reuters pretty quickly.
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:56 PM   #3464
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It's the poster art for the movie Enemy, which has been one of my favorites of the year so far. Just showing my support since A24 films decided to release on Blu-ray next month after initially saying DVD only.
Niiiice . I must check the movie out on Blu-ray if it compelled you enough to change your avatar.

Also, good to see, despite what’s been reported, that Blu-ray is still alive.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:06 PM   #3465
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On an ironic historical note, of which many I think don’t remember/realize, is that the D.I. really arose from vfx. In that the digital intermediate process all started in earnest from being able to digitally scan in one or two shots (a couple minutes worth) from a 2hr. or more celluloid feature film and doing vfx stuff to that particular scene for a very *stylized look*.

So, in the grand scheme of themes, when you look back thru cinematographic and post production history, one could argue that the path towards image quality deterioration or loss of high fidelity pictures was blazed by the introduction of vfx (fake stuff), the D.I. being just a means to that end.
File this under real stuff (and particularly awesome), rather than vfx. For folks with little animal patience, you can skip to the 2min. mark in order to get to the meat of the matter; being, imho, if you can dribble thru this defense, then dribbling thru any World Cup national teams’ defense for the Dutch should elicit no fear at all.

Real stuff -

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Old 05-23-2014, 03:44 PM   #3466
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Great video.

This is probably not new to you, Penton:
"Le Ride" Feature story from CineAlta Magazine
Phil Keoghan Le Ride
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:09 PM   #3467
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Great video.

This is probably not new to you, Penton:
"Le Ride" Feature story from CineAlta Magazine
Phil Keoghan Le Ride
It’s not, as I made note of the debut of the magazine back in Jan. -
https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread...ne#post8710782

But, with the Tour de France approaching July 5, it’s a nice reminder as a tune-up read for bicycling enthusiasts. British membership should note that Le Tour is scheduled to start from Leeds this year with the first 3 stages in England, so gets out of your houses and watch/cheer the best road riders in the world…..and arguably the toughest sporting endurance event there is.

b.t.w., a friend of mine recently attended several stages of the Tour de California and said that Thor H. is looking the best he has in years.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:23 PM   #3468
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Other than Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has there been any other true end to end 4K productions in Hollywood? I know there are quite a few 4K DIs out there, but I don't believe they are truly end to end 4K for EVERYTHING involved.
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"EVERYTHING" meaning 100%?

You would have to find a project which was shot with a high resolution digital camera (F55, Red Epic, etc.) that had very little, or no, vfx. So, good luck with that. I guess if you’re not that precise and you consider ‘K’ finishing like horseshoe throwing, then Elysium had its vfx rendered out at 3.3K resolution....

Problem is, it’s still very expensive to render out vfx at 4K so as an alternate solution, what’s being done (manually) by quality conscious productions is to use various tools to sharpen up the 2K vfx in the upscale so that the imagery appears seamless to the native 4K. For the vfx upscale, Michael C. of Light Iron - http://www.lightiron.com/ (whose post facility did the work on Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) has recently been touting to industry insiders an adaptive motion blur (AMB) methodology which, in a nutshell, is adjusting the resolution based upon how much blur is in the scene.
But, it’s not like Hollywood studios technically couldn’t produce a complete 4K feature length motion picture containing a substantial amount of vfx and deliver/exhibit it in DCI compliant 4K 2D.

Beecause, in TV craft, this 2014 BAFTA award winner had EVERYTHING (including all vfx rendering) in 4K - http://vimeo.com/89935334

which included over 200 vfx shots in 3D 4K, like, for instance, the giant Moa and the Harpagornis - http://vimeo.com/89398620
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:30 PM   #3469
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Great video.
Note to Peter, friendly reminder for tomorrow morning - http://msn.foxsports.com/watch/fox-s...7-9f64ba9718ad but unfortunately as shown in the video clip above, I doubt you’ll see any players ‘nutmeg’ a lion.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:37 PM   #3470
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What exactly did this post (from almost a week ago) mean, with the selectively chosen quote? –
https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread...ch#post9200730

Well, ‘sales pitch’, in this case for the Sony 4K camera and 4K projection system because plan on your local commercial theater next Friday exhibiting a 2K DCP (2048 x 858 scope).
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:14 PM   #3471
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Paul Debevec (http://ict.usc.edu/profile/paul-debevec/ )

Of USC ICT - http://www.ocregister.com/articles/p...utter-lab.html

On a side note, ‘back in 2011 one of the engineers at that lab was Palmer Luckey’. Now, in 2014 -
http://nypost.com/2014/03/26/techs-y...-millionaires/
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:32 PM   #3472
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Did you catch the CL final, Penton? The best team won.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:24 AM   #3473
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Did you catch the CL final, Penton? The best team won.
Yes, I most certainly did !

In fact, my family’s Saturday afternoon revolved around watching the match (live). And I agree the best team did win but I would have liked to have seen Costa been able to play though, as he is/was so much of Atletico’s offense. Something I don’t understand (from viewing our U.S. feed) is what? exactly did Varane do to prompt that outburst at the end of the match by Simeone? On the other hand, I was not that surprised by Ronaldo’s narcissistic celebration after scoring the PK even though di Maria was (to me) man of the match for their team.

Anyway, next up, the World Cup in Brazil…..

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Old 05-27-2014, 12:35 AM   #3474
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Eutelsat’s Hot Bird video neighborhood and a 4K demo channel, using this thing called ‘HEVC’ -
http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2014/...a-hd-activity/
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:08 AM   #3475
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http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...up-song-a-flop

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Old 05-27-2014, 04:27 PM   #3476
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Is it just me, or is there some pending phallic-action psychology going on with that pose?

Anyway, I think we’ve all learned like with other things, just because it’s “official” doesn’t mean it’s accurate or the best.

To me, this year’s “official” World Cup song by the Pitbull, J Lo and Leitte is lame compared to Shakira’s ‘La La La’, which has now surpassed 36.5 million in 5 days while Pitbull et al.’s ‘Ole Ola’ is currently at about 37.3 million after 11 days and all that “official” backing, production investment and cross media marketing.

The suits should have gone with Kira from the get-go for Fifa World Cup Brazil 2014 after what she proved with Waka Waka. Peter, see the Last Days of Celluloid thread for a screening tonight in case you're interested in that sort of thing.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:13 PM   #3477
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The Equalizer: First Trailer
https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=14077

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Old 05-28-2014, 05:09 PM   #3478
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Anyway, next up, the World Cup in Brazil…..

Shakira - La La La (Brazil 2014) ft. Carlinhos Brown - YouTube
Today, with over 41 million views, Shakira’s 'La La La' exceeds the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Song. Didn’t take very long did it?... even with the head start that Pitbull et al. had.

b.t.w., ‘leggo’ translated into English means let’s go!

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Old 05-28-2014, 05:16 PM   #3479
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No offense to Ron, but I find that professionals ( the lead developers and testers involved with bringing it to consumers) almost invariably prefer the term ‘HEVC’ verbally and in writing; whereas, for some reason, most hobbyists and AV blogger/journalist-types enjoy using the term ‘H.265’…..whether out of being uninformed as to the development history and facts or just attempting to impress others with a numerical designation rather than a simple acronym (HEVC).

I mean, if they really desire to be well-informed and equitable as to ‘standards’ organizations, they should also use the designation ‘ISO/IEC 23008-2 MPEG-H Part 2’ where the HEVC standard is also defined, or at least MPEG-H Part 2 but I guess that’s too long to type out; plus, these days with B.T. 2020, the ITU is currently the ‘flavor of the day’ rather than the MPEG (http://mpeg.chiariglione.org/standards/mpeg-h )

Anyway, very recently, HEVC Dash data set (which can be played with open source tools) was offered up by the 4Ever project French people just weeks ago at the MMSys Conference last March in Singapore to help with development of over-the-top UHD services ….
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2563672

All can read about it for free (in English) here - http://t.co/IvBiDL94dC (b.t.w., in the paper H.264 is mentioned but no mention of H.265, just HEVC )
^ In Red reminds me. Heads-up to Chicagoan cinephiles, tonight is your last chance to see the 4K DCP of the 4K restoration of Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) at the Gene Siskel Film Center (Theater1 auditorium)….. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/quee...a-reine-margot
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:42 PM   #3480
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French tennis fans getting live 4K HEVC video transmissions of various matches of the French Open, a.k.a. 'June 2014 the 4K TV arrives in France! - http://www.francetelevisions.fr/actu...hp?article2875
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