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Comment: imho give away their virtual console library for f (Score 1) 559

by unami (#46023059) Attached to: How Can Nintendo Recover?
they already got the software - i'd shell out 300 for the wiiU in a heartbeat if i'd get a huge library of vintage games for free. and then get talking to third party devolopers about downloadable software - wiiU and 3ds don't need multimillion $ AAA titles where they can't compete in terms of hardware with ps4/xboxo/pc anyway. but they good enough to compete with smartphines & tablets, they even got the physical controller as an advantage (sure you can buy a clunky controller for your ipod - but it's probably not widely supported, and drives the cost far beyond a dedicated gaming device like the 3ds - as lomg as you don't take cheaper software from e app store i to account)

Comment: Re: Moo (Score 1) 438

by unami (#45136633) Attached to: <em>Gravity</em>: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?
I hated that point as well. especially as you more or less know from the beginning that clooney has to die and then this obviously necessary plot point is executed with blatant violation of the same physics that are plot devices for the rest of the movie. why couldn't clooney&bullock at least rotate around the iss tethered by elastic cables?

Comment: the last time I looked at the apple online-store (Score 1) 107

by unami (#44012445) Attached to: 802.11ac: Better Coverage, But Won't Hit Advertised Speeds
they had a footnote next to the "up to 1.3 Gbps" claim, explaining that it's "Based on theoretical peak speeds. Actual speeds will be lower.". so, thanks for this enlightening article for us people who have no clue about technology whatsoever - and don't know how a footnote works or what the phrase "up to" means either.

Comment: Re:What the hell? (Score 1) 464

internal flash isn't a bad thing for a video editor - you wouldn't want to have your footage on your system drive anyway. I can't see any relevant pluses (besides silent operation) too - size doesn't matter that much - pros would rather not spend a lot of money for new enclosures or replacements for their now homeless red rocket cards, video I/O Cards, LTO controllers, internal hdds, ... also, a lot of people use adobe software (after effects, premiere,...) which gets a huge performance boost from nvidia CUDA cards (think times 30-100 for some rendering-jobs) . the small form factor would make sense if it was rack-mountable - otherwise not so much. also there's no connectivity on the front - you have to turn around the whole thing every time you want to plug in an external harddrive - good luck with tons of cables already sticking out of it. i could see myself buying one if i'd also had the money for an external thunderbolt raid and if adobe would port their mercury-engine to openCL (or if apple offered a BTO Mac-Pro with Nvidia Cards)

Comment: field monitors or retina display hack (Score 1) 141

by unami (#43886241) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Portable High-Resolution External Displays?
there are some field monitors for video/film work out there that have fullhd resolution. you'd still need an external battery and they are probably way more expensive than anything you'd want to spend on a monitor (think 1-3 13inch MBPs), but still... maybe - with a little bit of hacking - you could get something like an ipad retina display and hook it up to your computer. have a look at this:

Comment: Re:Too late to the party.... (Score 2) 112

by unami (#43361179) Attached to: Digital Bolex Gives You a Classic Film Look in a Digital Package (Video)
the raw-codec-party is quite a different thing than the exchangable-lens-mount-party. if it's about some quick ENG-style filming, i'd choose the sony in a heartbeat. but when it comes to budget movie shooting/color-grading, the bolex (and the black magic camera) are definitely something to take into consideration. also, you can use old c-mount lenses which probably won't cover the whole sensor of a sony.

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