Red Digitals Scarlet Shot – Said To Be For NAB 2009

Is This An Image From Scarlet? Reds Cost Effective Digital Cinema Camera.

Is This An Image From Scarlet? Red's Cost Effective Digital Cinema Camera.

This image has appeared on the ProVideo web blog. It’s said to be an image from Scarlet, Red Digital’s new camera that’s listed on their site starting at $3000.00 U.S.

Too bad RED is not at NAB.

….brad….

Torrent Droid – A New Form Of Automating Torrent Downloads – Scan Barcodes, Get Torrents

A post this week on TorrentFreak demonstrates how sophisticated torrent downloads are becoming with new technology. A technology called Torrent Droid destined to hit the download circuit in the next few weeks. Using Torrent Droid one only needs to photograph the barcode using your mobile smartphone on any standard media product. Once the barcode is detected by the software it can then be instructed to initiate the medias download on a home torrent computer.

This is pretty wild technology

….brad….

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How To Build An Inexpensive HDTV Antenna

Below is a great video on how you build a great and inexpensive HDTV antenna. It has complete instructions and even shows you the tools you need. According to the author the one demonstrated in the video operates better than store bought amplified antennas.

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If you like this video you can also check out a video by this link where Jim Lipka makes them for refugees.

….brad….

Samsung Solid State Drives In Action – Talk About Speed

This Samsung marketing video is definitely worth a watch. Wait until you see the awesome computer they construct to build an 24 piece SSD raid. It opens all of Microsoft Office in less than a second and rips a DVD in no time….

And wait until you see the SSD bean jumping contest…. Awesome video… Awesome technology….

….brad….

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Virtual Cocoon – A Headset That Is Being Designed To Mimic All Five Senses.

Virtual Cocoon Under Development

Virtual Cocoon Under Development

A team of British academics from York and Warwick universities are creating a virtual reality helmet they are calling the Virtual Cocoon. The device, that recreates the sights, smells, sounds and even tastes will also enable users to greet friends and family on the other side of the world as though they were in the same room. The device will allow for Virtual time travel with users being able to find out what it was like to live in ancient Egypt, Rome or Greece.

According to a MailOnline report scientists claim it stimulates the senses so convincingly they have called the experience Real Virtuality. The prototype helmet connects wirelessly to a computer based  information source that feeds it information about a virtual world or the real world.

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The Cocoon features a high-definition high dynamic screen. HDR screens  produce pictures ten times darker or 30 times brighter than conventional television. A tube connected to a box of chemicals releases smells under the wearer’s nose, while a similar device can spray flavours directly into the mouth and provide a texture sensation.

….brad….

Free Television For This Century – How Blip.tv Works

I came across this interesting video and article on Blip.tv over the weekend. In Canada we’re being subjected to a climate where large corporate owners of our countries TV stations are claiming that they cant make money off of free over the air television. When I came across this video it struck me that companies are still innovating in television, with some developing new ways to make money

Some background: Blip.tv attracted 13.2 million viewers in January, according to measurement service Quantcast. But only a few stopped by at Blip.tv to watch the 32.6 million video streams. Ninety-five percent of viewership was on other websites and blogs and this is how Blip.tv wants it.

Blip was formed in 2005, with the basic idea that anybody could star on its network. Its shows cover everything from gaming and comics fandom to tips on woodworking and making won-ton soup. The company, has only 19 employees and its shows also can be seen on Internet-connected Sony Bravia TV sets and on Verizon’s cable-TV-like Fios system. Blip.tv just cut a deal to bring Blip shows to TV sets via TiVo. Enjoy the video…

….brad….

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Programmable Matter Is Definately On The Edge

Wireless Power!

New technologies shown last week by Intel in New York City at Intel’s Innovation Showcase, may provide the foundation that can radically effect the future of movies and television. The show demonstrated technologies that you may think you’d only see in movies with Intel claiming that of the futuristic technologies may be made within another five to 20 years.

One technology demonstrated was automatic video editing. Software can control your computer to scan through a recording of a sporting event and pull out only the highlights you want.

One of the most interesting concepts at the show was “programmable matter” which is actually objects that shape shift. The objects are actually tiny little computers that can actually talk to each other and create little networks and create shapes. Developers feel that down the road, people may scrap their TV’s and watch events like the Super Bowl as if it was a quickly-moving.sculpture in the living room.

In addition to the video posted below check out New York’s TV 1 report , including its potential for TV and Film, on all of the other amazing technology at the show

…..brad….

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