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Comment: Re:No Way! (Score 1) 261

by SimonTheSoundMan (#47128133) Attached to: Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

4k is refereed to cinematic camera resolutions, 4096 pixels wide, and shot at 24fps. It is a standard by Digital Cinema Initiatives. Tons of content shot at this resolution, the work I do we have been shooting digitally in 4k ad 6k since 2009. Also uses CIE XYZ colour space, UHDTV will be standard illuminant.

You all miss my point, the current TVs will not be compatible with UHDTV. Biggest difference apart from rec202 is having to support 100 and 120Hz, all progressive.

As for tests, BBC in the UK plan to launch UHDTV1 service over DVB-T2 in 2016, this has enough bandwidth to support this format. UHDTV2 has some more hurdles.

Only a handful of monitors support UHDTV, they are mostly professional grade 1 panels, and in 4:3 (so we can have other data above and below the image). Current '4k' TVs you could say are UHDTV 0, it is what we call them. We keep 4k different to UHDTV so we do not get confused.

Comment: Re:No Way! (Score 2) 261

by SimonTheSoundMan (#47123813) Attached to: Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

4k is sure a gimmick.

UHDTV is coming, and these current 4k TVs will not be compatible. For a start, the resolution will be UHDTV1 2160p (just under 4k) and UHDTV2 4320p (that's almost 8k!), rec.2020, 100fps and 120fps, plus much more. Plus DRM issues.

Testing in the UK for UHDTV1 is 2016, 2020 for UHDTV2 which the Olympic Games in Japan will be shot at.

+ - Amazon Patent Standard Photography Lighting Technique

Submitted by SimonTheSoundMan
SimonTheSoundMan (1012395) writes "Photography Bay writes that the USPTO have granted a patent to Amazon as what can be described as a standard way of lighting a photography studio.

Amazon state:

Prior art solutions for achieving such a result for capturing images and/or video of objects set against a true white background include solutions that often involve some type of image retouching, post processing, “green screen” techniques, or other special effects and image and video manipulation to achieve the result of an object set against a true white background.

Accordingly, as will be described herein, embodiments of the present disclosure provide a studio arrangement in which an object can be photographed and/or filmed, and the images and/or video captured by the camera achieve the effect noted above without any image manipulation due to the particular arrangements of the subject, camera, lighting and background.

Just be careful where you place your lights to obtain a perfect white background, you could face serious litigation."

Comment: Re:New UI? (Score 5, Interesting) 256

by SimonTheSoundMan (#46538427) Attached to: Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

Chrome looks like Firefox - Mozilla did the research for a new UI and UX, collected tons of data through Test Pilot project, released the data to the public, before Firefox 4 was released with the new UI, Google came out with Chrome that looked very similar to what Mozilla drew up in mock UI's. This just completes the overhaul of the UI. A little late as it was a low priority. Sad story, but true.

Comment: Every single comment here is negative! (Score 0) 237

You must be new here!

Every time /. has been updated, people moan. "Slashdot now uses javascript, how could they do this to us!", "web page is so bloated, it used to be 30kB it s now 50kB, I'm on dialup and will be for the next 30 years".

*yawn*

Comment: Re:How many don't use the chrome part? (Score 2, Interesting) 321

by SimonTheSoundMan (#45812933) Attached to: Chromebooks Have a Lucrative Year; Should WinTel Be Worried?

This is what I hear from everyone I know who has one. I know of 7 people with Chromebooks, they either wiped Chrome off or left it getting dusty on a shelf, one or two given to someone else. I must state that none of these people bought their Chromebooks, they were given for free from Google.

So, does anyone actually know of anyone who has bought one? Why do they sell well on Amazon? A race to the bottom to release cheap hardware, Chrome OS machines being one of the only ones left as OEMs have learnt that racing to the bottom doesn't work.

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