RED announced an out-of-court settlement with ARRI in a recent corporate espionage lawsuit it filed against it. Click below to read full story.
Red Digital Cinema has sued Sony for patent infringement claiming that Sony’s latest video cameras, F65, F55, and the F5, use Red’s patented technology without proper licensing. Read more below on the suit and Red founder Jim Jannard’s post on RedUsers.net.
Here are some key news items re 4K this week – 4K used in Superbowl; Japan plans to broadcast World Cup in 2014 in 4K; 4K caveats.
CES 2013 was open to the press yesterday and kicks off today in Las Vegas with all of the latest in consumer electronics on show. The following are some of the key product announcements with relevance to the Broadcast and Pro Video Marketplace
Where the Professional Broadcast/Cabler/Production Market is Going
The following is an excerpt from the 2011-2012 Broadcast Pro Video Marketplace (B/PVM) ™ Macro Industry Overview Report, released by SCRI at NAB in Las Vegas earlier this month. The full 50 page report is available for $495. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to order.
3D, Large Single Sensor, 4K — Camera Trends 2011!
The following is an excerpt from an article by James Mathers in the most recent Digital Cinema Society Newsletter. James is a co-founder of the DCS and is also a SCRI consultant.
So, 2010 did not turn out to be “The Year of 3D,” but maybe 2011 will have a better shot. Most studio tent pole releases are now shooting in Stereo, and major filmmaking talent have embraced 3D. These, to name only a few, include Martin Scorsese with “Hugo Cabret,” Ridley Scott with a SciFi movie some are calling a prequel to “Alien,” Rob Marshall on “Pirates of the Caribbean 4,” Marc Webb with “Spider-Man 4,” and Peter Jackson with “The Hobbit.” And I can tell you, having seen it, that the 3D BluRay release of “Avatar” is awesome. They have painstakingly remastered the stereo for the smaller screen with the supervision of James Cameron, and have actually pushed the 3D effects much further than the theatrical release, which will leave no one disappointed. Now that’s the 3D I’m talkin‘ about. As evidenced by several patents filed by Apple, there is also a lot of progress being made in auto-stereography, especially in displays. It will be nice but it is still in the future.
2011 – 2012 Video Camera Reports
Video cameras are experiencing unrivaled growth in the next couple years. Much of the projected stealth is motivated by the newest technologies in 3D, HD and HDSLR camera systems.
Technology has been a serious impetus to the new found zeal. A cadre of vendors are stepping up with the newest technologies, accounting for the greater camera adoption rates.