On Sunday, August 29, 2015, Michael Cioni (President), Laura Pursley (Director of Marketing) and I attended the International Cinematographers Guilds (ICG) Emerging Cinematographers Awards.
LG has done a successful test run of OTA UHD, using HEVC, in the US. It’s a proof of concept test for the ATSC 3.0 standard, so we still won’t actually see it in practice for a while, but we’re getting closer.
Many people have heard of a “Dead” pixel in the digital camera industry. But I bet that the term “Lit” pixel is far less understood. Joel Ordesky’s article sheds some light on where they come from and how to repair them.
Apple issued an update to their Pro Codecs today which looks like it includes a new version of Pro Res (4444 XQ). I imagine we will start seeing this codec as an acquisition format in next-gen cameras and as a delivery requirement.
Really interesting statistics related to 4K “readiness” around the globe, which is based on bit rate streams of sustained data (i.e., 15Mbps or higher).