Category Archives: film

New Era for Stereoscopic 3D

The launch by Quantel at IBC in Sepember of their stereoscopic 3D editing package bought with it the opportunity to produce affordable 3D content.

Axis Post has become the first European post facility to add Stereoscopic 3D software to its Quantel Pablo iQ system. In a new alliance, the 3D Pablo will be installed at Concrete Post Production in Dean Street, Soho, London, UK.

Perhaps the investment by Philips in the devepment of its 3DWOW display panel will pay off now we can afford to start creating a catalogue of 3D content


simulated image of 3D on the 42″ Philips Wow Display


More online tools from Adobe

Earlier this year, Adobe introduced Premiere Express, a free, Flash-based online video editor for creating mash-ups and remixes. Anyone using Photobucket, and YouTube’s TestTube site can use Premiere Express.


Adobe Systems now has announced that it will ship a beta version of its Photoshop Express online editing tool by the end of this year, with the full product to be complete sometime in 2008.

“By late this year, we anticipate having a beta version,” said John Loiacono, senior vice president for Adobe Creative Solutions, speaking at the 6sight digital imaging conference. And next year, the online service will be “available to anyone,” he said.

DVD Days Numbered ?

Whilst Tivo never managed to re create its US market success in the UK, it is not difficult to se how Tivo’s US partnership with Amazon could be replicated in the UK by Sky.

Harrison Hoffman of Webware writes:
It has been my theory for a little while that sometime in the near future, we are going to see the downfall of physical discs for watching movies. A lot of companies are moving towards a downloadable model. Most notably, Apple sells downloadable movies through its iTunes store and even pipes them through to its own set-top box. Microsoft also sells movies through its Video Marketplace on the Xbox 360 in both standard and high definition.

In March of this year, TiVo decided it wanted to jump into the game. It was a really logical move since it has a ton of set-top boxes already out there and the ability to push out software updates to its boxes. TiVo partnered with Amazon Unbox and lets you buy movies on its Web site to watch on your TiVo.

The interesting part of this, as he goes on to point out is “the problem of usability will be alleviated with today’s announcement that Amazon Unbox’s catalog will be browseable right on your TiVo”.

So will this spell the end of DVD’s as the primary medium for home movie distribution?

I think so…but not for a while yet

Full Webware article>>
See what Tivo has to say >>

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