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Comment Re: Too many pixels = slooooooow (Score 1) 263

Yes it does. 4K is roughly equivalent to 35mm, but if you are doing VFX for something shot in 70mm or in IMAX, 8K is used. If you saw Interstellar in actual 70mm film, you can easily tell which scenes were shot in 35 vs 70 when the screen is the size of a real IMAX theatre.

Comment Re:Essential Features.. alpha support, lossless. (Score 1) 86

We already have good codecs for professional use, lossy and lossless, that support alpha channels. For lossless there's Animation or DPX, for lossy Prores or DNxHD, etc. These codecs are standardized and supported by a wide variety of hardware and software. I think anybody doing this type of work professionally is going to be using already proven established codecs. There's nothing old, clunky, or painful about these (maybe animation).

Comment Re:Forget about flying cars ... (Score 1) 208

Pretty much anybody can fly an airplane under general aviation, yet you see relatively few nasty accidents. This is because, surprise, it's much more difficult to get a pilot's license than a driver's license because the standards are high. I imagine flying cars would be no different.

Comment Re:Too little, too late (Score 1) 259

Show me where a complete, working crack of Diablo 3 is. Oh wait there isn't one since so much of the code runs server side. What's out there is a buggy half playable mess with tons of missing content. When you run tons of code and serve content server side, you can't just crack it and call it a day. It's delusional to think pirates will win if the industry goes with these methods.

Comment Re:Tired of Luddites calling higher FPS "soap oper (Score 3, Informative) 599

That's irrelevant. The CMOS sensor on the RED works the same way as a frame of film - it is activated and exposed to light in exactly the same way, for a fraction of a second depending on the desired shutter speed. The only difference is that the shutter is electronic (turning the sensor on and off) vs mechanical, and even new digital cameras like the Sony F65 have mechanical shutters exactly like film cameras.

Comment Re:Stop renting DVD's (Score 2) 547

"Answer #1: Any professional with any ambition at all. Collective bargaining agreements are a noose around the neck of anybody with the ambition to better themselves."

Bullshit. How do you figure? You are always free to negotiate yourself above and beyond what your union sets for everybody. I negotiate my salary myself on union jobs ALL THE TIME, and haven't worked for the union minimum in a long long time.

Comment Re:I'll throw my mod point away there is good cens (Score 1) 339

You can yell fire in a theatre, and there is nothing illegal about the speech itself. However, you would be charged with reckless endangerment, or if someone were trampled, manslaughter. Censoring the speech is bad because you cannot know the context before hand. All you can do is base law on actions, not words.

Comment Re:32 hour week! (Score 1) 615

I routinely work 10-12 hour days in the film industry. You can absolutely get more done and better utilize your time on set, and only working 8 hours a day would seriously impact productions. 12 hours is standard. Of course, it pays extremely well so after many weeks of doing this I can take off a month or two. I would rather work 12 hours a day for 3 months then get 2 months off than work 5 days a week every week for 32 hours and basically only get weekends.

"But this one goes to eleven." -- Nigel Tufnel