Category Archives: Theatrical & Post-Production

Is ATSC 3.0 and Advanced HDR by Technicolor the Path Forward for Wide Adoption of Live HDR?

While a lot of episodic and movie content is available in HDR, live broadcast content is not. And so far, only Sinclair Broadcasting has led that charge to offer live HDR content using ATSC 3.0 and Advanced HDR by Technicolor. Can this be a key enabler for more live HDR content – especially in sports? […]

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Other NAB 2023 Highlights

For the first time in many years, I did not physically attend the NAB 2023 show. As a result, I don’t have in-depth reporting or news videos to share. In addition to some separate NAB articles, here I summarize other interesting tidbits that I think are relevant to share. Hope you agree. Adobe Premier Text […]

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New Professional Monitors and Displays at NAB 2023

A number of professional monitors and displays were released at NAB 2023. Here is a summary. Sony released the update to their professional monitor for critical evaluation, color grading, live production and post-production dubbed the BVM-HX3110. This is a 30.5” dual-panel type monitor with 4K resolution, with the big improvement being the peak luminance of […]

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8K Updates from NAB 2023

While I did not physically attend NAB this year, I was able to summarize some of the 8K-related news coming out of NAB. Maybe next year I will attend to provide the depth and details that remote reporting can’t provide. Overall, it seems rather impressive that there were several live 8K demos this year along […]

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ASC Facilitates an On-Set Monitor Shoot-out and More!

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) set up an exhibition in their clubhouse in Hollywood on an afternoon that coincided with the SMPTE 2022 conference. There were several demonstrations of note including a shoot out of grading monitors used for post-production and on-set monitoring.  We first talked to IMAX about a project the ASC has […]

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Camera-to-Cloud Solves Some, but Not All Production Needs 

Adobe’s Frame.io subsidiary recently announced new capabilities for the Camera-to-Cloud (C2C) service. New is the ability to support C2C without the need for the external Teradek CUBE 655 encoder/recorder/media gateway.  This functionality is now built into the RED V-Raptor and V-Raptor XL cameras to upload REDCODE RAW files directly to the cloud – even up to 8K! In addition, the 8K-capable FUJIFILM […]

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8K is the Perfect Platform for Next UI Innovations

MediaTek sees the TV evolving to become an even more important part of connecting people to new media and evolving online services and experiences. The User Interface (UI) of the future will feature multiple applications running simultaneously, and for that to be an intuitive experience, bigger screens with 8K resolution offer the perfect platform. According […]

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TrueCut Motion Gets Big Endorsement from James Cameron

Pixelworks issued a press release the other day announcing that James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment will be using TrueCut Motion technology to remaster multiple movies. The initial movies are remasters of Avatar and Titanic which will be released theatrically in 4K/HDR in September and next February respectively. Avatar: The Way of Water is planned for a December […]

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Video News from NAB 2022 and CinemaCon 2022

We shot a number of videos at NAB 2022 highlighting developments in 8K as well as videos at Cinemacon 2022 on projection/display developments. Here is a guide to them. NAB 2022 News Netint has a co-processor for hardware encoding of AV1 streams up to 8K 4:2:0. They claimed that AV1 is not defined at 8K yet, but […]

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Insight Media Videos from CES 2022

Below is a list of videos shot at CES 2022. The production quality is not great (we will work on that), but I hope they offer some insight into the many interesting things I saw at CES. 8K-related videos are linked to the 8K Association YouTube channel while other display-related videos appear on the Insight Media YouTube channel. […]

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Dimenco-Acer in Big Deal for 3D Displays

By Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 3D display maker Dimenco has announced that Acer will launch new laptops with its Simulated Reality (SR) technology built-in. This is an eye-tracked stereoscopic display which uses an actively-switched lenticular lens technology. While not a new approach, the solution represents a level of maturity not seen before. And perhaps more […]

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8K Camera Enables New Multi-Purpose Movie Workflow

The use of 8K camera for film or movie capture is not new, but their use to create the three-screen content for a ScreenX or 4DX theater is new. According to CJ 4DPlex, the developers of these theatrical formats, the new film GUIMOON: The Lightness Door is the first one developed from the beginning with […]

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Better Distribution Methods Needed to Support Large ProAV Canvases

LED-based video walls are getting bigger and bigger and pixel pitches continue to shrink.  That means these large canvases can have a lot more pixels. 30M, 50M even 100M pixels are not uncommon.  The problem becomes delivering high quality pixels to these canvases over the existing distribution methods. To understand more about these issues, we […]

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Insight Media Launches Light Field / Holographic Webinar Series

Nov. 23, 2020 – Insight Media, along with key launch sponsors, are proud to announce a new series of webinars to focus on the evolving light field and holographic ecosystem. Webinars will occur on a roughly monthly basis, are free to attend and will be archived for later VOD playback. Launch sponsors include Avalon Holographics, Dimenco, Looking […]

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New White Paper: Motion Grading Comes of Age

Insight Media has released a new white paper titled: Motion Grading Comes of Age. It can be downloaded for free with a registration. Motion grading is a new concept developed by Pixelworks in cooperation with the content creation community. Called TrueCut® Motion Grading, this tool set allows post-production facilities the ability to create any desired motion […]

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Volumetric Capture, Monitor and 8K Camera Updates from Canon

Canon held a virtual press conference to disclose what they would have shown at NAB had it gone forward as usual. While much of the event focused on professional camera updates, I will focus on three items more of interest to Display Daily readers, as the headline suggests. In professional monitors, no new products were […]

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New White Paper: Motion Grading Comes of Age

Insight Media has released a new white paper titled: Motion Grading Comes of Age. It can be downloaded for free with a registration. Motion grading is a new concept developed by Pixelworks in cooperation with the content creation community. Called TrueCut® Motion Grading, this tool set allows post-production facilities the ability to create any desired motion […]

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A New Kind of Light Field Camera from Wooptix

Many, including myself, think light field acquisition, processing and display is the future of natural 3D visualizations.  One method for light field image acquisition is to place a microlens array in front of an image sensor.  This is the approach used by Lytro in their consumer and cinema-grade cameras.  The trade off for acquiring all […]

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Awesome Image from 8K Looking Glass Display

I visited Looking Glass Factory in their Brooklyn, NY office the other day – specifically to check out their new 32” 8K light field display. I was not disappointed. While some may argue that a 45-view, horizontal-only parallax display is not a true light field display, I am ok with it. Let’s put it this way, it is […]

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Proceedings Available – Light Field and Holographic Display Summit

was held Oct. 8-9, CableLabs, Louisville, Colorado The presentations and audio recordings of the panel sessions at the recent Light Field and Holographic Display Summit are now available for USD$ 399. They can be ordered HERE. The event featured two days of in-depth presentations and discussions on the emerging light field, holographic and advanced display […]

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