Category Archives: Analyst Blog

Nanosys has Broad Presence at SID 2018

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media Speakers from Nanosys gave several presentations, conducted a quantum dot workshop and had a booth on the tradeshow floor. They were clearly the most visible and pro-active quantum dot maker at SID this year. Business Conference Presentation Russell Kempt, VP of WW Sales and Marketing gave a presentation at the Business […]

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Is the Red Hydrogen One Phone the Start of Something Bigger?

Cinema camera maker Red is going into the smartphone business with the Hydrogen One phone that features what they call a 4V light field display made by Leia. Red disrupted the cinema camera market when they introduced a high-quality camera at much lower pricing than the market rate, propelling them to success. But can they […]

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Should HDR Displays Follow the PQ Curve?

This topic of discussion started as an email thread in the HDR work group of the International Committee of Display Metrology (ICDM) and then sparked a long discussion in the recent face-to-face meeting in Mt. View, California. Per agreement with ICDM, they agreed to allow me to write this article. Many in the group believed […]

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Samsung Launches First U.S. LED Cinema Screen along with Post Production Facility

I had a chance to visit the first U.S.-based post production facility and commercial theaters in Los Angeles just prior to CinemaCon – both featuring Samsung’s LED technology. These are important milestones for Samsung and the visit highlighted the potential for the technology. It also highlighted the need to develop an HDR cinema solution acceptable […]

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Google Releases “Welcome to Light Fields” for Certain VR Headsets

Google has been investing quite a lot into VR technologies. The latest release is what Senior Research, Paul Debevec at Google VR calls “Welcome to Light Fields”. It is a free app designed to show what light field capture technology can do for VR headsets. The app is available on the Steam VR web site for the […]

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Can Electronic Viewfinders Match Optical Versions?

“Can Electronic Viewfinders Match Optical Versions?”  That was the question that a panel of experts attempted to address at a recent SID-SMPTE joint meeting in New York on March 20, 2018. Speakers included David Leitner, an Oscar-nominated producer, director, and Emmy-nominated cinematographer; Jason Druss, a Product Specialist at Blackmagic Design; and Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn, […]

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PyeongChang Olympics Showcase Next Generation Broadcasting Options (Part 2)  

In part 1, I talked about 4K and 8K production but in this part, let’s focus on VR, 5G ATSC 3.0 and more. While VR content was pioneered at the Rio 2016 games, supporters say it is improved in 2018 especially due to the corporate support of Intel, which is working in collaboration with Olympic Broadcasting Services […]

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PyeongChang Olympics Showcase Next Generation Broadcasting Options (Part 1)

The PyeongChang Olympics in Korea provided an incredible platform for demonstrating the potential of next generation broadcast options. This included 8K, HDR, Dolby Atmos, Virtual Reality, ATSC 3.0 and 5G live broadcasting, plus an amazing drone demo. Unfortunately, the recently held SuperBowl was a big disappointment on that front with it not even available in […]

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