DEKTEC: DekTec introduced the DTA-2180 low profile PCIe H.264 encoder. The DTA-2180 is a low latency — 150 to 600 ms — H.264 hardware encoder based on the Magnum chipset. It supports MPEG-2 and H.264 and up to 16 channels of audio. Audio can be encoded as AC-3, AAC or MPEG-1 Layer 2. The DTA-2180 offers a […]
Panasonic’s New AG-AF100….DCinema game changer?…maybe.
You kinda knew this was going to happen sooner or later. Canon 5D MKII came out a couple of years ago, set the budget DCinema market on it’s head and caught the traditional ENG/Video guys (Sony/Panasonic) totally off-guard. Well I think Panasonic — for now, until Sony comes out with their NEX-VG10 Camera — is […]
JVC’s New 4K Projector announced
JVC today announced their upcoming DLA-SH7NL DCinema Projector. A 4K2K D-ILA projector incorporating three 1.27″ 4K2K D-ILA display devices and packing dual mercury lamps for 5000 Lumens of brightness. The new machine — like its predecessor DLA-SH4K — achieves a resolution of roughly 10MP (4096×2400 pixels), plus a stunning 10,000:1 native contrast ratio. DLA-SH7NL Specifications […]
DisplayPort does true 4K video….plus other stuff….
Well, it’s taken a bit of time, but I think with the announcement of DP1.2 specs last December, the specs (and hopefully soon the vendors) are ready for True Digital Cinema home implementation. The DisplayPort connector supports 1, 2, or 4 data pairs in a main link that also carries clock and optional audio signals, […]
Epson Develops World’s First 4K Compatible HTPS TFT Liquid Crystal Panel for 3LCD Projectors
Well It was only a matter of time as they say…..first Sony, then JVC and now Epson. Seiko Epson Corporation (“Epson”, TSE:6724) today announced that it has developed the world’s first* 4K-compatible high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT liquid crystal panel for 3LCD projectors. Measuring 1.64 inches diagonally, the new panel supports displays with resolutions up to […]
Apertus: Open Source DCinema……
Yep, those crazy open source hackers over at dvinfo.net have done it again. You thought the RED camera brought about a revolution in dcinema, well, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Apertus is using the Elphel 353, free software and open hardware camera. The Elphel Camera which this entire project is based on is basically an […]
Streaming Live 2K DCinema content using Bittorrent….
Recently the Far North Living Lab started by the Nothern Research Institute in Norway did a successful transmission test of 2K Digital Cinema material to a Theater using BitTorrent technology. They used the (EU Funded) Tribler BitTorrent client to stream a full blown film at full 2K resolution. The lab’s launch was held at a […]
Red Rocket plays back 4K Red codec files in realtime….
RED has just announced a realtime 4k/5k debayer PCI-E card for your Mac or PC (OSX/Linux/Windows). You get 30fps at 4k and 25fps at 5k. RED Rocket board with Quad DVI and Dual Link HD-SDI- $4750 Decode and debayer 4K R3D files realtime. Hyper-accelerated transcode to any system codec. Specs to be posted upon completion […]
Notes on installing Rocks Cluster Software…..
– Front-end machine is a Dell 2950 with 2 x 1 GigE Broadcom ports onboard and one myricom 10GigE card.– Broadcom port #2 is disabled in BIOS– Broadcom port #1 is enabled and configured for external network (Internet)– Myricom 10 GigE card is hooked into a Foundry 8x10GigE switch that uplinks into our private Class […]
YES….You will buy one of these for your DSLR too!!!
So I’ve been hearing a lot of whining about the new Canon 5D MKII’s being used as 35 mm cinema cameras. Everything from “Where is the fast auto focus?” — and here I thought 35 mm film gear was all about manual focus and adjustments — to “So how do I add filters/mattebox and such?”. […]