Category Archives: Cinema & Post Production

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

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 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 […]

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HTM (Hybrid Tone Mapping) Technology White Paper Now Available

Ymagis Group and Eclair are thrilled to publish a White Paper on the new HTM (Hybrid Tone Mapping) technology, which enables the optimized storage of two or more versions – SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) and HDR (High Dynamic Range) – of a same feature film in a single SMPTE-compliant (Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers) […]

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Should HDR Displays Follow the PQ Curve?

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 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. […]

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

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 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 […]

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

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 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 […]

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Can Electronic Viewfinders Match Optical Versions?

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media “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 […]

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PyeongChang Olympics Showcase Next Generation Broadcasting Options (Part 2)  

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 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 […]

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Light Field Displays are Coming

If you haven’t been following activities in Light Field displays, here’s a quick update – there is a lot of activity in this area with products likely to be commercialized in 2018. Investments are flowing and standards organizations are getting serious about finding ways to distribute the vast amounts of data that will be needed […]

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