Google has just released an open-source video player which allows any web publisher to not only embed and display any video clip saved in a supported format, but also the ability to integrate whole groups of clips into a dedicated Categories feature.
"When a user opens the Video Player Sample web app, they can choose to watch a single video or create a playlist of videos/episodes from a list that they have uploaded and populated to the app."
Key features include:
Ability to subscribe to shows, watch episodes, create playlists Support for multiple video formats (depending on what the user’s browser supports (including WebM, Ogg, MP4, and even a Flash fallback) A Categories page with an overview of the different shows/categories available in the app Notifications of new episodes (when the app is installed via the Chrome Web Store) Built in support for sharing to Google+, Twitter and Facebook Player look & feel customization All source files, including the Photoshop PSD’s, are included
BetterView is a company who has developed a new sets of algorithms capable of literally converting a "standard definition" video (480p) into a true HD video (1080p).
"In image editing and post-production, a regular blow-up or conversion relies on simple interpolation, and therefore it does not provide any increase in the "true-optical-resolution".
BetterView's solution is different: It has been known for the past 20 years that, in principle, one could take several low-quality images and fuse them into a single, higher-resolution outcome. This has been demonstrated by scientists, adopting various techniques and algorithms.
The process is known as Super-Resolution (SR), which became a hot field in image processing, with thousands of academic papers published during the past two decades on the problem and ways to handle it.
The classical approach to fuse the low-quality images requires finding an exact correspondence between their pixels, a process known as "motion estimation", but the scientists and engineers behind BetterView have now find a way to bypass altogether this time consuming task while obtaining the same results."
BetterView is being offered in three possible ways: as an enterprise service via modular server racks, as an encoder on a chip, and as a could-based service.
The product/service has no public pricing yet and cannot be purchased if not by directly contacting the company.
The “EOS 3D” project is apparently alive and well at Canon. The camera’s introduction will depend on the success of the 1D X, 5D3 from Canon & the D800 and D4 from Nikon. We haven’t heard anything about a “3D” in a long time.
5D Mark III
A mention that the 5D Mark III will not be a crazy high megapixel camera.
Hey folks – We are totally stoked to announce that after working with Apple these last few months, the bug in FCPX has finally been resolved, and, as of today, Magic Bullet Looks is now available for FCPX.