Blackmagic Design showcases groundbreaking 3D video hardware during NAB Las Vegas

Blackmagic Design made a number of product announcements during The NAB Show, which is currently happening at the Las Vegas Convention Center. One of their major product launches is the Pocket UltraScope, the world’s first portable USB 3.0 notebook PC-based waveform monitor with 6 independent powerful real time scopes including parade, waveform, vector, histogram, audio …
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4K film scanning capability comes to Blackmagic

Blackmagic Design Singapore today announced that it has upgraded its post-production workflow with the installation of a Lasergraphics Director 4K film scanning system. The installation adds 4K scanning capability and increased 2K scanning capacity to Blackmagic’s two existing Director Film Scanners, significantly enhancing the company’s post production workflow and deliverables. The Director is the fastest …
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Amazon ships the Kindle 2 electronic reader

Amazon.com today announced it is shipping Amazon Kindle 2. Already the No. 1 seller in Electronics on the Amazon.com site in just 15 days since it was introduced on Feb. 9, Kindle 2 offers revolutionary wireless delivery of content in a new slim design with longer battery life, faster page turns, over seven times more …
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Streaming Media East 2009

Streaming Media East is the only show that covers both the business of online video and the technology of streaming, downloading, webcasting, internet TV, IPTV and mobile video. Now in its 12th year, the Streaming Media East show is the number-one place to come see, learn, and discuss what is taking place with all forms …
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NAB Show 2009

David Helfand, an Emmy-winning editor, and Michael Tronick, editor of Hairspray and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, will speak during the Post|Production World Conference at the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas. NAB Show organizers also announced today that Avid Technology, an international leader in media creation tools, will return to this year’s NAB Show exhibit …
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Roku digital players now stream HD content from Netflix

Roku, a leading innovator in digital media technology, today announced it has released support for streaming high-def content. Through the use of advanced compression technology, Roku can deliver instant streaming of HD content over average consumer broadband connections, bringing HD to the mass market for just $99. Netflix is the first content provider to deliver …
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Bootleggers have found a way to pirate Blu-ray?

Here we go again. I guess this was bound to happen eventually. I just didn’t figure it would be this quick. The Wall Street Journal reports that bootleggers using a type of Blu-ray ripping software, have figured out a way to extract the high-def content from copyright protected Blu-ray discs, and then recompress the video …
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Image Metrics creates gaming and film divisions to focus on the needs of each

Image Metrics, a leading provider of facial animation solutions for the entertainment industry, is aligning its operations into video game and film and TV divisions to address the growing demand for its services in both industries. “With leading visual effects companies and game developers outsourcing key production components to specialized experts like Image Metrics, demand …
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Are Blu-ray player prices poised to fall?

Well according to a story on The Hollywood Reporter they are. Apparently, holiday prices for the newly crowned king of hi-def disc players, may tumble to about $150 because of the economic downturn and competition from download services, according to warnings from research firm ABI. Researchers also say that there are new opportunities for Blu-ray, …
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Alienware launches high performance M17 Notebook

Alienware launches the all-new M17 notebook, continuing its strong tradition of pushing gaming performance limits through state of the art technology, wrapped in the iconic Alienware style. Available today in the U.S. and Europe, the 17-inch Alienware M17 is powered by the world’s first mobile quad-core processor, the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300, and is …
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CEA launches DTV transition contest on YouTube

The Consumer Electronics Association recently launched a contest on YouTube to reward consumers who help friends and family transition to digital television (DTV). The Digital TV: Convert Now! contest encourages the YouTube community to help family and friends prepare for February 17, 2009, when all full-power TV stations in the U.S. will transition to digital. …
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Iron Man now available on a Dell PC near you

Dell announced today the next era in personalization of the PC with the launch of its inaugural pre-loaded movie service. Starting today, coinciding with the DVD release, Dell’s movie selection premieres with one of the top grossing films of 2008 – Iron Man from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment. For the first time, consumers have …
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Samsung delivers new benchmark with fifth gen Blu-ray player

Samsung Electronics introduces its most advanced Blu-ray player to date with the BD-P2500. Building upon key features and design elements from past Samsung Blu-ray players, the BD-P2500 is compatible out-of-the-box with the latest Blu-ray interactive features available including BD Live, which allows users to connect to the internet, while watching a disc, to obtain additional …
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AMD launches world’s fastest graphics card

AMD announced the world’s fastest graphics card, the ATI RadeonTM HD 4870 X2, advancing visual computing ever closer to eye-definition computing gaming and cinematic experiences and delivering a whopping 2.4 teraFLOPS of processing power. Also announced today is the ATI RadeonTM HD 4850 X2 graphics card, delivering blistering performance at a compelling price point. These …
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