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Dustin Farrell’s Storm Chasing delivers stunning lightning shots at 1000 frames per second

Dustin Farrell’s Storm Chasing delivers stunning lightning shots at 1000 frames per second | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it
Our latest passion project is now live. “Transient” is a compilation of Phantom Flex 4K slow motion and medium format timelapse. Possibly the largest collection of 4K 1000fps lightning footage in the world is now on display in an action-packed 3 minute short. During the Summer of 2017 we spent 30 days chasing storms and …
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How many young photographers have dreamt of capturing light in its transience ? How many finally captured one ? Here is a trove and we can see them develop in slo-mo as the initial shooting involves a 4K camera taking 1000 frames per second.
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This amazing Giroptic IO HD 360 degree camera has only 2 lenses yet delivers immersive photo, video and live streams

This amazing Giroptic IO HD 360 degree camera has only 2 lenses yet delivers immersive photo, video and live streams | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

Giroptic, creator of the standalone ‘360cam’, today announced the launch of the iO 360 camera which attaches to any Lightning-enabled iPhone or iPad.

 

The Giroptic iO 360 camera for iPhone/iPad is available starting today for $250. With two counter-facing lenses, the camera enables Apple devices to capture full 360 degree photo and videospheres. The camera currently supports 360 degree livestreaming via YouTube, and support for 360 Facebook Live is planned

Specs include two 195 degree lenses with an aperture of F/1.8, onboard stereo microphone and a rechargeable battery. Video is captured at 1920×960 resolution at 30 FPS and is stitched in real time with no post-processing needed. Photos are shot at a higher 3840×1920 resolution.

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Richard Ollier's team strikes again ! Can't wait to test one...

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Simplified Adaptive Video Streaming: Announcing support for HLS and DASH in Windows 10

Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1 introduced support for Professional Quality Video using Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). With Windows 10, Microsoft is announcing browser support for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and enhanced support for MPEG DASH in the new EdgeHTML rendering engine. These new features automate adaptive streaming, and make it very simple for Web sites to take advantage of professional quality video.


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Microsoft is coming (back) after having lost the WMV battle and embraced open standards. Curisou to see whether they'll achieve in media what they did on XML opening (their) document formats.

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Major step for Microsoft and an appreciated boost for DASH

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Windows Azure Media Services Building Awesome: The server that streamed the Olympics

Windows Azure Media Services Building Awesome: The server that streamed the Olympics | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

For the last two years, I have been working to extend the capabilities to of the Origin Server for Window Azure Media Services. In January of 2013, Windows Azure Media Services (WAMS) became generally available as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) on Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Just over a year later, it would stream the largest live sporting event in history – millions of concurrent users and over 10,000 hours of unique content over the 16-day Sochi Winter Olympic Games. This article describes the capabilities of Microsoft’s origin server, as well as the evolution of the product in the last two years to meet today’s demanding streaming media space.


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90% of internet bandwith will be consumed by video said Cisco...

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Welcome to Faroudja Enterprises

Welcome to Faroudja Enterprises | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

The Faroudja Enterprises founders have realized that their experience in video technology is applicable to video  compression.  The company designs pre-processors and post-processors, used before and after compression coding/decoding, to achieve a lower bit rate and better image quality with existing codecs.

 

THE COMPANY DOES NOT PERFORM COMPRESSION CODING OR DECODING.  THE COMPANY DESIGNS

PRE-PROCESSORS TO BE USED BEFORE COMPRESSION CODING, AND POST-PROCESSORS TO BE USED

AFTER DECODING.

 

A better image quality at the same bit rate may be chosen, or if desirable, a 35% to 50% bit rate reduction for the same image quality as before may be obtained.  In any case, compression artifacts are reduced or eliminated.

 

Significant results have already been achieved:  2 patents have been granted, and 3 more are in the works.  The processes are suited to a wide range of video, from teleconferencing and videophones, to Standard Definition, High Definition and Ultra High Definition applications.

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Absolutely delighted to see that Yves Faroudja is back in the video game with a new venture. I have the deepest respect for him and know how he regrets having missed the opportunity to invest in imsense :-)

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Google’s VP9 Video Codec Gets Backing from ARM, Nvidia, Sony And Others, Gives 4K Video Streaming A Fighting Chance

Google’s VP9 Video Codec Gets Backing from ARM, Nvidia, Sony And Others, Gives 4K Video Streaming A Fighting Chance | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it
Google's VP9 video codec is getting a major boost today. While Mozilla, Google's own Chrome browser and a few video players like FFmpeg started supporting VP9..
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Remember that its predecessor VP8 is a video compression format owned by Google and created by On2 Technologies.

In May 2010, after the purchase of On2 Technologies for approx. $125M, Google provided an irrevocable patent promise on its patents for implementing the VP8 format, and released a specification of the format under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. That same year, Google also released libvpx, the reference implementation of VP8, under a BSD license.

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Minority Report UI Innovation analysis

After more than a year, and 25.000 +views, YouTube has decided to block the Minority Report UI innovation analysis video I use in my presentations and conferences, although there are 9.000 + others that deal with Minority Report, some of them copying more than 10 minutes of the original movie.

 

While I resolve this you may find it on Vimeo as well as on http://blog.dewost.com/user-interface-innovation-often-originates-fr

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The Hardest Mandelbrot Zoom in 2016 - New record, 750 000 000 iterations

2016 record of the iteration number reaching 750 000 000

This value took more than 10 gigabytes of ram to render the reference.

The min-iteration number of the last keyframe is 153 619 576.
Coordinates :
Re : -1.74995768370609350360221450607069970727110579726252077930242837820286008082972804887218672784431700831100544507655659531379747541999999995
Im : 0.00000000000000000278793706563379402178294753790944364927085054500163081379043930650189386849765202169477470552201325772332454726999999995

Zoom: 3.18725072474E99

Realized with Kalles Fraktaler 2.6.2
Music : London Grammar - Strong (PureNRG Remix)

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720p, full screen mode, and no substances needed for this insane visual experience.

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Happy 15th Birthday to VLC/VideoLan !

Happy 15th Birthday to VLC/VideoLan ! | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

Technically, today is the 15th anniversary of the relicensing of all the VideoLAN software to the GPL license, as agreed by the École Centrale Paris, on February 1st, 2001.

If you've been to one of my talks, (if you haven't, you should come to one), you know that the project that became VideoLAN and VLC, is almost 5 years older than that, and was called Network 2000.

Moreover, the first commit on the VideoLAN Client project is from August 8th 1999, by Michel Kaempf had 21275 lines of code already, so the VLC software was started earlier in 1999.

However, the most important date for the birth of VLC is when it was allowed to be used outside of the school, and therefore when the project was GPL-ized: February 1st, 2001.

Facts and numbersSince then, only on VLC, we've had around

  • 700 contributors,
  • 70000 commits,
  • at least 2 billion downloads,
  • hundreds of millions users!


And all that, mostly with volunteers and without turning into a business!


We have now ports for Windows, GNU/Linux, BSD, OS X, iPhone and iPad, Android, Solaris, Windows Phones, BeOS, OS/2, Android TV, Apple TV, Tizen and ChromeOS.

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Amazing achievement by Jean-Baptiste Kempf & l'équipe de @videolan !

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This Cheesy Video Was The First Upload On YouTube 9 Years Ago Today

This Cheesy Video Was The First Upload On YouTube 9 Years Ago Today | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

The very first video on YouTube was uploaded on April 23, 2005, by Jawed Karim, one of YouTube's founders, and there's no chance the video would've gone viral today.

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Where a near decade looks like a half century

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KALRAY to showcase low power, live Ultra HD (4K) HEVC encoder at CCBN 2014 in collaboration with DivX

KALRAY to showcase low power, live Ultra HD (4K) HEVC encoder at CCBN 2014 in collaboration with DivX | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

Orsay, Paris, March 20, 2014 — KALRAY, the designer and exclusive provider of the low power, high performance MPPA MANYCOREprocessor, today announced the demonstration at CCBN 2014 of its unique low power live Ultra HD HEVC (4K) encoder running on the KALRAY MPPA MANYCORE processor.

The demonstration will be streaming DivX HEVC UltraHD (4K) video to a 4K TV set. The MPPA-256 , KALRAY’s first MPPA® MANYCORE processor coming with 256 cores on a single chip, will be used for a demonstration at CCBN 2014, being held in Beijing, China (Mar 20-22). The MPPA-256 processor demonstrates a complete Ultra HD HEVC live encoding based on DivX HEVC UltraHD video.

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Imagine combining such raw power with advanced HEVC encoding (thinking of NGCodec) and smart image preprocessing (thinking of Yves Faroudja's latest venture)...

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Voeux HD 2014 Famille Dewost

Voeux HD 2014 Famille Dewost | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

L'opus 2014 de nos voeux familiaux est enfin prêt !

Season's greetings are there in HD video...

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et la rétrospective toujours disponible sur http://dewost.com/voeux

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Who needs a television four times sharper than HDTV?

Who needs a television four times sharper than HDTV? | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, talk of Ultra HD was on everyone’s lips. A handful of Ultra HD sets were even on display. No question, Ultra HD provides stunning images—at least when displaying content created in the new “4K” video format. Unfortunately, 4K content is virtually non-existent.

So far, only a handful of feature films have been shot with cameras capable of 4K, including “The Amazing Spider-Man”, “Prometheus” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”. That is hardly surprising given the amount of work involved. Insiders reckon making a full-length digital feature in 4K is equivalent to producing six ordinary 2K films.

Even so, some 17,000 cinemas around the world now have digital projectors capable of showing 4K films. So, if and when Hollywood upgrades wholesale to the new video standard, cinema-goers will be able to decide whether 4K is worth the premium they are bound to be charged.

The recent flood of 3D films largely failed that test. The lacklustre sales of 3D television sets suggest they are now doing the same. Will 4K suffer the same fate? It is far too early to say. But, for sure, 4K television—far more than 4K cinema—faces some formidable challenges.

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It's all about size and bandwith

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Mark Jefford-Baker's comment, January 22, 2013 6:28 AM
Some of us need HD reading glasses first
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Automatically mixing video from multiple users at the same location –

Automatically mixing video from multiple users at the same location – | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

The Vyclone mobile video app lets you “create movies that mix your clips with footage taken by other people filming the same events. Instantly. Film an event together, upload your footage to Vyclone and receive a movie with all your combined perspectives,” the company says. “It collects and synchronizes any clips taken at the same time and place. Then it edits them together, cutting between shots to show the scene from every point of view.”

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