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SAN FRANCISCO — Someday, swarms of satellites the size of a tissue box will be snapping pictures, taking environmental readings and broadcasting messages from orbit — but the entities controlling those satellites won't be governments.
Instead, they'll be hard-core hobbyists and elementary-school students, entrepreneurs and hacktivists. In short, anyone who can afford a few hundred dollars to send something to the final frontier.
The technological for this outer-space revolution already exists: It's a type of satellite known as a CubeSat, which measures just 4 inches (10 centimeters) on a side. The CubeSat phenomenon started out as an educational experiment, but now it's turning into a crowdsourcing, crowdfunding movement of Kickstarter proportions. And not even the sky is the limit.
La creación de sitios web ha sufrido una transformación brutal en los últimos años. Entornos como Dreamweaver quedan relegados a los profesionales y a las grandes empresas, mientras que los usuarios particulares y las pymes han pasado a depender completamente de webs sencillas o blogs y redes sociales. ¿Pero hay algo que no caiga en la complicación de Dreamweaver para crear webs desde cero y completamente personalizadas?
La tecnología Start-Stop que utilizan marcas de coches como Audi, entre otros muchos fabricantes, se basa en detener el motor cuando no es necesario — por ejemplo mientras se está parado en un semáforo.
"This interview with Claudio Miranda, ASC is a sneak peak at one of the articles in Film and Digital Times’ April 2013 Issue 53.
JON FAUER: Oblivion will be the first release of a major motion picture shot with a Sony F65 camera. So far, few of us have seen its capabilities on a big screen. Tell us about the camera and lenses.
CLAUDIO MIRANDA, ASC: On Oblivion, we used the Sony F65. For lenses, on exteriors we used Fujinon Premier zooms. They are ridiculously sharp. They’re sharper than our primes. A zoom sharper than a prime? That’s incredible. Those Premier zooms are expensive but worth it. For interiors, when we needed a lot of stop, we used the ARRI/ZEISS Master Primes at T1.3.
Why did you need fast lenses?
We did something kind of unique in Oblivion. We were tired of blue screens. We knew what blue screens would mean to the production design of the set. There’s a scene in the movie with a building that’s up in the clouds. It’s an all-glass structure, very modern and very open, with very shiny surfaces. Usually, if you get a situation like that and you’re doing blue screens, VFX will say, “Okay, let’s take all the glass out.” In fact, that’s what they told us to do, “Take all the glass out and consider using more matte surfaces and get away from shiny things.” Because, with so much glass things get too shiny. When using blue screen the set just disappears and then they end up having to digitally reconstruct the set in post, which gets expensive."
"All footage captured by Aerial Filmworks and Neumann Films. Cameras used: Arri Alexa and RED Epic."
"Designed with close collaboration between cinematographers and General Dynamics’ design engineers, the Cineflex ELITE gyro-stabilized camera system is a compact, light-weight Super 35 format digital production camera system. The Cineflex ELITE combines the proven 5-axis stability of our Cineflex camera systems with state of the art Canon Premier® lenses and the award winning ARRI Alexa® camera.
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Cineflex Elite: Arri Alexa Demo Reel by Aerial Filmworks: vimeo.com/60584175
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