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Thomas Jordan December 1st, 2004 12:06 PM

any other presentations?
Dang Chris! I would've loved to make that presentation...I'm a little late on looking at these posts...
I just saw the footage from the little Sony cam... we put it up against our 85k hd camera footage and it stood its own...amazing...I was a skeptic...no longer. A little light on the chroma saturation, but amazing...please, please, please email me through my website with any info on presentations to come...are you located in NYC Chris?

Christopher C. Murphy December 8th, 2004 10:01 AM

HD DVD will play on EXISTING players! Anyone get this interesting DVD announcement?
I'm trying to figure this news article out. It seems they have developed a DVD HD that will play on exisiting players?!




Christopher C. Murphy December 8th, 2004 11:17 AM

Feature length movie on Cell Phone....debut!
Hey, now we have another new place to distribute our fillms!


Apple's iPod will surely add "Movies" sooner rather than later.


Ken Tanaka December 8th, 2004 11:49 AM

This "HD DVD" format is the competitor to Sony's Blu-Ray format. It's been discussed at great length here, mainly in the DVD forum.

Alfred Okocha December 8th, 2004 11:54 AM

As I understand it they have developed a DVD that will have BOTH HD and todays format on it. You will need a special player that can read the HD side of the DVD though. (Kind of like a (music) disc that you could play both on turn-tables and on CD players..) But with different quality ofcourse..


Alfred Okocha December 8th, 2004 11:55 AM

You beat me to it Ken.. (not that we are saying the same..but..)

Ignacio Rodriguez December 8th, 2004 12:09 PM

It makes a lot of sense. Put both kinds of content (HD and SD) on the same physical disk in such a way that allows current (DVD) players to read the SD content and new (HD-DVD) players to read the enhanced version. It's the same logic behind the new FM radio standard beying deplyed in the US, where the "digital" and analog signals share the channel and existing analog recievers don't decode the "digital" signal, which uses a different kind of modulation. It's a great idea and can give HD-DVD the edge it needs to win over Blu-ray.

I would like to se a future where movies are available as 1920x1080 MPEG4 on an HD-DVD partition and SD MPEG2 on the DVD partition of a single disc.

Christopher C. Murphy December 8th, 2004 12:10 PM

Ken, I know it's been discussed. But, it looked like they said that the DVD will play on exisiting players...and it can contain HD content.


Christopher C. Murphy December 8th, 2004 04:21 PM

HD DVD will play on existing players!!
Hey wait, I was right! It is something new...they are going to make HIGH DEFINITION discs completely compatible with EXISTING DVD PLAYERS.

That's huge news!! It means that video productions can sell HD and standard defintion to anyone. When they upgrade to a HD DVD player - it'll have the HD content.

I think that's amazing and great news for content providers!



Alfred Okocha December 8th, 2004 04:41 PM

Yup, that's what's written in the article and what I think Ignacio and I hinted at..
Let's not jump to high until the format war has settled though..

Boyd Ostroff December 8th, 2004 05:03 PM

Re: Feature length movie on Cell Phone....debut!
<<<-- Originally posted by Christopher C. Murphy : Apple's iPod will surely add "Movies" sooner rather than later. -->>>

Interestingly, it looks like cell phones will become iPods before that happens. I just read that Motorola will debut a cell phone that can download music from the iTunes store in 2005. :-)

George Ellis December 8th, 2004 06:53 PM

I saw this this morning at the Inquirer and it is reported a little differently. http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=20093 It is a dual sided disc. Since the media is layed down in layers, one side it blue laser media and the other red laser media. I have seen some current red laser dual sided disc with wide-screen on one side and full on the other. Same concept. Definitely an interesting solution.

Edit - I sent a note to the reporter for a clarification.

Rob Lohman December 9th, 2004 04:48 AM

I'd much rather have it either on two discs (buy a movie and get
a DVD and HD-DVD disc) or on two sides.

The technology they are talking about contains two layers, one
for DVD (4.7 GB) and one for HD-DVD (15 GB). The "problem" with
this is that the DVD layer has half the normal space available and
thus needs way more compression for a movie to fit. I don't want
them to cut even more into the quality!

Also see:

Ken Tanaka December 14th, 2004 12:24 PM

Macworld: "Toshiba to make 80GB 1.8-inch drives"
With Toshiba's "perpendicular recording" technology it looks like we may be creeping ever closer to the day when onboard video camera drives are practical and economical parts of the camera rather than bulky accessories.

I saw this announcement on MacWorld's site: http://www.macworld.com/news/2004/12...hiba/index.php

Jos Svendsen December 28th, 2004 09:13 AM

Nokia goes for video
In a series of announcements Nokia is beginning to take mobile video very serious.

The 7710 phone has a 20:10 screen 640 x 320 pixels, and a mediaplayer. Furthermore this unit can recieve digital tv, with an optional add on reciever.


At the press meeting for the 7710 they stressed that they have realized that they are the worlds biggest cameramaker. And that they were going for better video on all their 3G phones as they think that video vil be the next big thing in mobile phones.

And they also mentioned that 30% of all printed digital pictures in northern Europe originates from a mobile phone.

I have a Nokia 6630 with a 1,3 megapixel camera and a real flash. It takes OK pictures for 4 x 6 prints, and the video is fine for web use. It's even got bulid in video editing.

Now we are waiting for the first person to do a feature on his mobile phone. Or are we....?

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