Blog: Views From the Light House

The Digital Projection Screen Take-over

Pretty substantial development. In North America, 96% of screens are digital (that’s roughly 1,600 film projectors remaining). This shift has been happening over the span of the last few years and on a global scale. This marks a truly fast track, dramatic shift and...

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Apple and ProRes 4444 XQ

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.

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Studios need to back R&D

I’ve highlighted articles by David Cohen in the past, because he does a good job commenting on trends that affect post production services. I think his premise below is worth discussing: that the image quality of content being distributed to the home (4K) is going to leapfrog the image quality of the content distributed to the theater (mainly 2K).

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Death of Pixels?

Very interesting stuff here. The idea of this system is that if you can encode video images without using pixels as the grid of capture, you can change the way in which codecs work – in essence possibly eliminating them in the ways in which we’re currently used to.

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The Fight Over Formats

This article was mentioned in conjunction with the Atlantic article as another example where the digital/film argument continues to rage, and is a little more balanced in terms of presenting both sides.

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