General and News http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/general/feed.rss Wed, 13 Dec 17 07:55:03 -0700 General and News en-CA Zeiss stops making SLR Classic lenses to not hurt newer more expensive offers http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18462/zeiss-stops-making-slr-classic-lenses-to-not-hurt-newer-more-expensive-offers Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:47:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18462@/talks/discussions image

Cosina Japan officially announces that the following Zeiss SLR Classic series lenses had been discontinued:

  • 2.8/15mm
  • 3.5/18mm
  • 2/25mm
  • 2/28mm
  • 1.4/35mm
  • 2/135mm
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DisplayHDR Specs - marketing specs made by capitalists http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18461/displayhdr-specs-marketing-specs-made-by-capitalists Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:54:39 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18461@/talks/discussions image

Let's check it out:

Baseline DisplayHDR 400

  • True 8-bit image quality
  • Global dimming – improves dynamic contrast ratio
  • Peak luminance of 400 cd/m2
  • 100% sRGB coverage NOT needed, 95% only

DisplayHDR 600

  • Peak luminance of 600 cd/m2
  • Full-screen flash requirement
  • Local dimming
  • 90% of DCI-P3 gamut. Why 90%, what 90% means actually? As each monitor can be different such way.
  • Internal 10-bit image processing, but still cheap 8bit panels.

DisplayHDR 1000

  • Peak luminance of 1000 cd/m2, can't retain such brightness for long(!)
  • Local dimming
  • 90% of DCI-P3 gamut (again 90%!)
  • Internal 10-bit image processing, but still cheap 8bit panels.

Even best displays won't be able to retain even 1000 nits, except for flash. It makes backlight cheaper, as well as stupid TV energy saving rules can live longer happy.

Contrast requirements are very lazy, as making even IPS monitor with 1:1000-1500 is not hard, it is ordinal numbers now. Actually whole limits are made with IPS consideration, as for VA and OLED panels parameters can be much higher.

They also allowed to keep cheap 8bit panels, but now call them "10-bit" by adding dither.

In reality minimum must be 5000 nit peak, 2500 nit retain, 14 bit processing, 10-12 bit native panels, 1:4000 minimum contrast. 100% DCI-P3 coverage. But leading firms won't like it, as profits will be much smaller such way.

For sure we will see such standards, 2 years from now, as they ask you to change your TV and monitor again.

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Capitalism: Seagate owners fire another 600 workers, 7400 total in year http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18460/capitalism-seagate-owners-fire-another-600-workers-7400-total-in-year Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:23:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18460@/talks/discussions

On July 25, 2017, the Company committed to a restructuring plan to reduce its cost structure. The July 2017 Plan included reducing the Company’s global headcount by approximately 600 employees. The July 2017 Plan was largely completed by the end of the September 2017 quarter.

Previous two plans combined was another 6800 people.

From https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1137789/000119312517323042/d432283d10q.htm#index432283_13

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Intel cuts promotions up to 60%, PC prices expected to rise again http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18459/intel-cuts-promotions-up-to-60-pc-prices-expected-to-rise-again Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:21:38 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18459@/talks/discussions

Intel is slashing its iconic "Intel Inside" program – a major source of funding for the past two decades aimed at helping OEMs and channel partners drive PC sales growth – by anywhere from 40 percent to 60 percent, according to multiple industry sources briefed on the cuts.

Sources said the cuts are going to reverberate through the industry, ranging from potential PC price increases from OEMs to cutbacks in marketing from systems builders and solution providers.

http://www.crn.com/news/components-peripherals/300096616/sources-intel-planning-steep-cuts-to-landmark-intel-inside-program-that-will-ripple-across-pc-industry.htm

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CES 2018 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18457/ces-2018-topic Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:30:39 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18457@/talks/discussions It'll contain all news, photos and coverage.

Preliminary interesting stuff:

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Snapdragon 845 - 10bit 4K 60p videos in top 2018 Android phones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18436/snapdragon-845-10bit-4k-60p-videos-in-top-2018-android-phones Sat, 09 Dec 2017 06:28:33 -0700 PauloTeixeira 18436@/talks/discussions https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon-845-mobile-platform https://www.qualcomm.com/news/onq/2017/12/08/qualcomm-reveals-snapdragons-new-intelligent-architecture

It's confirmed that the next Xiaomi phone will have this chip.

https://9to5google.com/2017/12/05/xiaomi-ceo-lei-jun-us-launch/

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UHD pico projectors coming! TI presented new 4K UHD DLP chips. http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18422/uhd-pico-projectors-coming-ti-presented-new-4k-uhd-dlp-chips. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:35:58 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18422@/talks/discussions image

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) is pushing the boundaries of 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) technology with an expanded family of chipsets to bring 4K UHD technology to new applications. Building on the introduction of the DLP660TE chipset, the first affordable 4K UHD offering in the industry, the portfolio now includes two smaller chipsets, the DLP470TE and DLP470TP, to expand the sharp image capabilities of 4K UHD into a broader range of end equipment.

DLP470TP, DLP470TE & DLP660TE

Developers can now design DLP 4K UHD technology into a variety of end products such as laser TVs, mobile smart TVs, digital signage displays, smart home displays, pico projectors, business and education projectors, and more. The chipsets span a wide range of power, size, brightness and performance levels to help designers achieve any 4K UHD end-equipment objective. For more information about display offerings in TI's DLP Products portfolio, see http://www.ti.com/DLP4kExpansion-pr .

Each DLP 4K UHD chipset exceeds the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) definition for 4K UHD technology, displaying over 8 million pixels on the screen.

Key features and benefits of the chipsets

  • The DLP470TP is the most compact 4K UHD solution from DLP Products, and is optimized for size and power. Measuring 17 mm by 24.5 mm and supporting brightness levels up to 1,500 lumens, the DLP470TP can deliver 4K UHD quality to equipment such as mobile smart TVs and pico projectors.
  • The DLP470TE is optimized for projectors needing over 1,500 lumens. This chipset is in a larger package, 22 mm by 32 mm, which enables it to withstand the heat generated by brightness levels up to 4,000 lumens.
  • The DLP660TE is the most powerful of the three 4K UHD chipsets. This digital micromirror device (DMD) is designed to enable projection applications up to 5,000 lumens.

TI collaborates with the most extensive ecosystem of optical engine manufacturers in the industry. This offers developers a path to production-ready optical engines, reducing design time and helping companies get their innovative products to market faster. To learn more, please visit the optical engine manufacturer page.

Availability

Developers can get started immediately with the DLP660TE which is available now in the TI store and through authorized distributors. The DLP470TE and DLP470TP will be in production in early 2018.

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India Broadcast Show 2017, PV Coverage http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17961/india-broadcast-show-2017-pv-coverage Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:04:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17961@/talks/discussions image

12-14 October

Covered by PV India Team.

Stay Tuned.

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Cakewalk is down, Tascam can follow soon http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18354/cakewalk-is-down-tascam-can-follow-soon Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:53:14 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18354@/talks/discussions

Gibson Brands announced today that it is ceasing active development and production of Cakewalk branded products. The decision was made to better align with the company’s acquisition strategy that is heavily focused on growth in the global consumer electronics audio business under the Philips brand.

Cakewalk has been an industry leader in music software for over 25 years by fusing cutting-edge technology with creative approaches to tools that create, edit, mix, and publish music for professional and amateur musicians. Gibson Brands acquired Cakewalk in 2013.

Gibson Brands, a growing company in the music and sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, consumer electronics, and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences to consumers by offering exceptional products with world- recognized brands.

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All about 8K format, Super-Hi, H.264 and HEVC http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4364/all-about-8k-format-super-hi-h.264-and-hevc Sat, 25 Aug 2012 06:38:36 -0600 stelldust 4364@/talks/discussions ITU has just approved the new Super-Hi format. I expect we will first see TVs with the new format. Any speculations on how long it may take to see consumer products for this format?

The 8K format will host a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels, which is 16 times as sharp as current HD TVs and offers resolutions of around 2MP. This is approximately the equivalent of a 32 megapixel photo. A new high-resolution tv format that is 16x sharper than today's HDTV has been approved. A new high-resolution tv format that is 16x sharper than today's HDTV has been approved.

Japanese broadcaster NHK has developed three cameras able to film in this Super Hi-Vision resolution at 120 frames per second.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19370582

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Lytro shutting down their picture sharing platform http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18420/lytro-shutting-down-their-picture-sharing-platform Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:40:12 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18420@/talks/discussions

More than two years ago, Lytro began focusing on Light Field video solutions for the cinema and virtual reality industries and discontinued the manufacturing and distribution of Lytro cameras for photography. As a part of our plan to further focus on these new efforts, the ability to publish from Lytro Desktop and Lytro Mobile to pictures.lytro.com will be discontinued.

On November 30, 2017 we discontinued the pictures.lytro.com website. Thereafter, the following features will no longer work and will generate an error:

  • Post to pictures.lytro.com and/or Facebook from Lytro Desktop or Lytro Mobile
  • View online albums or pictures
  • Sign into a Lytro web account
  • Check for software updates
  • Why did you discontinue pictures.lytro.com?

All "local" Lytro Desktop features will continue to work: adjustment and animation tools, presentation mode and exporting as .jpg, .mov, .gif, etc. The only parts of Lytro Desktop that will no longer function will be anything specific to online sharing.

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Cameras and lenses cut in half http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/429/cameras-and-lenses-cut-in-half Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:08:03 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 429@/talks/discussions

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VidMe closed, Vimeo follow soon http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18372/vidme-closed-vimeo-follow-soon Sat, 02 Dec 2017 19:40:47 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18372@/talks/discussions

Vidme came a long way as an independent platform, but we couldn’t find a path to sustainability.

After careful consideration, the Vidme team has arrived at the difficult decision to suspend the Vidme site and apps effective December 15th at noon PT.

  • New sign-ups and uploads will be disabled effective today.
  • Existing videos will be playable and exportable from your video manager until December 15th at noon PT, at which point they will be permanently deleted from the Vidme servers.
  • All paid channel subscripitions will be suspended immediately, and subscriber-only videos will be exclusively accessible by their video owners.
  • Any outstanding earnings will be paid out upon verification within 60 days.
  • All Vidme paid subscriptions will cease as of today, and subscribers will no longer be billed.

https://medium.com/vidme/goodbye-for-now-120b40becafa

Vimeo also has lot of problems and constantly falling views and participation rates, I expect that in 2018 we will see major reorganization or even sudden closure.

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CineForm SDK becomes open source http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18062/cineform-sdk-becomes-open-source Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:57:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18062@/talks/discussions

The CineForm codec, initially developed in 2001, was designed to enable real-time consumer video editing. CineForm, Inc. was a team of engineers that knew image and video processing, but very little about codec design (which likely helped.) Back then, DV (remember mini-DV tape?) was popular but too slow on the consumer's Pentium III and Pentium 4 desktops for software based video editing. We had worked out that the Intel processors had plenty of speed for editing without dedicated hardware, but the camera's compression, DV or MPEG based, were too difficult to decode. So in 2001, the CineForm codec became the first "visually lossless" intermediate codec (not a proxy) that replaced the source with a new file with much more speed. We didn't know this was a somewhat new idea. While there were other performance optimized codecs, like HuffYUV, CineForm was the first to offer significant compression, balancing quality, speed and performance like no other before it. Since then, Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRES have followed similar strategies. As CineForm Inc (the start up), the codec became a core differenciator, open source was never felt to be a viable option (we were probably wrong.)

In 2017, the production market changed again, with new opportunities for the CineForm codec to provide solutions… particularly for greater than 4K sources from premium 360° products, like GoPro's own Fusion and Omni cameras. The new Fusion Studio desktop software defaults to CineForm for all the greater than 4K exports. But unlike GoPro Studio, where CineForm was primarily an internal format, Fusion Studio is not an editor. The CineForm files are meant to be edited in external tools, like Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve and HitFilm. While many video tools do have native CineForm support, not all do… and some can’t. This gives GoPro more compelling reasons to make CineForm open source to help support our high resolution cameras.

The CineForm SDK is now open sourced, dual licensed under Apache 2.0 or the MIT license (integrator's choice.) You are now welcome to build new applications around the CineForm SDK, build it into existing applications, and extend its abilities with new performance optimizations and explore new image formats. I would love to see it go into many new places and new markets, but in particular, into popular open source players and transcoders. While the CineForm wavelet engine might be simple, 16 years of coding and optimization have complicated the source. So, to help with new upcoming compression-ists, the open source includes a simplified wavelet compression modeling tool -- simplified CineForm -- for education purposes and some codec design and tuning.

GitHub: https://gopro.github.io/cineform-sdk/

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Hasselblad now has online store http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18363/hasselblad-now-has-online-store Fri, 01 Dec 2017 06:44:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18363@/talks/discussions

Hasselblad’s New Online Store is Now Open To The USA, China, UK, Germany and France

Hasselblad, the leading manufacturer of digital medium format cameras and lenses, is pleased to announce the launch of its new online ‘Hasselblad Store’. The online store will broaden availability of Hasselblad’s iconic high- performance cameras and lenses to photographers in the USA, China, UK, Germany and France.

“The launch of the ‘Hasselblad Store’ is one of our core initiatives derived from our strategy that focuses on not only making our products more accessible to photographers seeking hands on experience with the Hasselblad product line-up, but also to inspire fans with great images and stories” said Bronius Rudnickas, Hasselblad Marketing Manager.

The online store follows closely behind the new Hasselblad website and the ‘Rent a Hasselblad’ program that was launched earlier in November.

‘Rent a Hasselblad’ is a global online reservation service for Hasselblad cameras and lenses. Whether renting a Hasselblad system for a speci c photoshoot, booking a camera to try it out before purchasing, or reserving gear to pick up and use at their next travel destination, the rental service provides photographers with more freedom and greater accessibility to Hasselblad systems.

During the opening week of the online store, customers will be eligible to receive a ve percent (5%) discount on the award winning X1D and the XCD 45mm and 90mm lenses. In addition, for every customer purchasing an H6D-50c or H6D-100c camera, an H System Camera Hard Case will be included. This offer will end on December 7th, 2017.

Access to the ‘Hasselblad Store’ at:

https://store.hasselblad.com/

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Black Friday Preliminary and Results http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18208/black-friday-preliminary-and-results Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:14:31 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18208@/talks/discussions

According to Consumer Technology Association (CTA) market research presented at the annual CES 2018 Unveiled media event in the New York Metropolitan Pavilion Thursday, retailers are competing furiously throughout the month, before and after Thanksgiving, with special deals, many of which involve some sort of technology device.

From a CTA consumer study conducted just last weekend, 44 percent of those surveyed said they plan to shop now through the beginning of Thanksgiving week; 33 percent are shopping on Black Friday, and 51 percent are shopping on Cyber Monday.

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Nikon’s 100th anniversary http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16313/nikons-100th-anniversary Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:29:23 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16313@/talks/discussions

http://www.nikon.com/100th/

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HDR - new marketing idea http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14402/hdr-new-marketing-idea Sat, 09 Jan 2016 00:00:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14402@/talks/discussions 2016 is a year of HDR, as 2014 had been for basic 4K and 2015 had been for color gamut and quantum dots.

Current REC.709 televisions only display 33% of the actual amount of colours you can see and they are also limited to around 100 NITS of brightness (NITS are the unit used to measure brightness),

And this is that happens if you read too much marketing literature.

In reality most consumer TVs are not 100nits (and at retail demo rooms they are even more far from it). And they are NOT limited here.

Next thing people do not understand that sRGB color gamut is not so limiting due to fact that we see reflected light in nature and super saturated colors that is not included can be rarely seen in nature.

Next trap lies in complete misunderstanding on that dynamic range of reproduction device is (and replacing it in the head with dynamic range of camera).
Dolby lie comes from marketing proposal that limiting factor of consumer sets comes from maximum brightness, and it is just not true. While actual limiting factor now come from black level on LCD sets. And all modern quantum dots and so called "UltraHD Premium" marketing labels have nothing to do with it.

Real cure can come from OLED side, where black level is limited only by room reflected light. OLED also can be made with very wide gamut with ease. Main issue with them is... color degradation and burn in, especially with long time high brightness.

In reality that Dolby want to do now is to introduce premium theaters where they will check reference brightness level and try to keep it at acceptable level (saving on bulbs in theaters is very common business, as with brightness reduction very expensive bulbs work much longer) and also check quality of projectors and used screens to do not have washed out colors.

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HDMI 2.1 released, 8K and 10K oriented, 48Gbit cables now http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16274/hdmi-2.1-released-8k-and-10k-oriented-48gbit-cables-now Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:26:56 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16274@/talks/discussions

HDMI Forum, Inc. today announced the upcoming release of Version 2.1 of the HDMI Specification. This latest HDMI Specification supports a range of Higher Video Resolutions and refresh rates including 8K60 and 4K120, Dynamic HDR, and increased bandwidth with a new 48G cable. Version 2.1 of the HDMI Specification is backward compatible with earlier versions of the Specification, and was developed by the HDMI Forum’s Technical Working Group whose members represent some of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics, personal computers, mobile devices, cables and components.

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“This new release of the Specification offers a broad range of advanced features for enhancing the consumer entertainment experience, as well as providing robust solutions to the commercial AV sector,” said Robert Blanchard of Sony Electronics, president of the HDMI Forum. “This is part of the HDMI Forum’s continuing mission to develop specifications for the HDMI eco-system that meet the growing demand for compelling, high-performance and exciting features.”

HDMI Specification 2.1 Features Include:

  • Higher Video Resolutions support a range of higher resolutions and faster refresh rates including 8K60Hz and 4K120Hz for immersive viewing and smooth fast-action detail.
  • Dynamic HDR ensures every moment of a video is displayed at its ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast, and wider color gamuts—on a scene-by-scene or even a frame-by-frame basis.
  • 48G cables enable up to 48Gbps bandwidth for uncompressed HDMI 2.1 feature support including 8K video with HDR. The cable is backwards compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI Specification and can be used with existing HDMI devices.
  • eARC supports the most advanced audio formats such as object-based audio, and enables advanced audio signal control capabilities including device auto-detect.
  • Game Mode VRR features variable refresh rate, which enables a 3D graphics processor to display the image at the moment it is rendered for more fluid and better detailed gameplay, and for reducing or eliminating lag, stutter, and frame tearing.

The new specification will be available to all HDMI 2.0 Adopters and they will be notified when it is released early in Q2 2017.

http://www.hdmi.org/press/press_kit.aspx

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Personal View community lab topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16041/personal-view-community-lab-topic Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:13:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16041@/talks/discussions What we did in 2017

  • Started making independent field monitor panels measurements, 5 monitors measured, more to follow
  • Started measuring AC consumption, measurement of NP batteries powered DC consumption coming later
  • Started measuring light luminous emittance, flicker, you'll find first results in reviews soon.
  • Measuring led lights spectrum for more than 25 lights, CRI and such, results links can be seen in this topic
  • We started measuring detailed temperature readings of led lights they can cause degradation and show quality, both contact and IR way.
  • Make sure to check lot of reviews at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Pj7yx6F1TdNJ36eRlZgcA?sub_confirmation=1

Why we ask you for support

  • We need your support to get some testing equipment.
    • We are collecting funds for lab grade spectrometer now
  • We need your support to form small review fund to get non expensive items for tests, get and test them on members request and sell.
  • If you have some gear and want us to make review, you can contact me by PM.
  • Let us know the gear and specific tests you want to see, you can post in this same topic

Remember

  • PV does not have ads, "sponsors" or any such crap injecting stuff. We are here for you, not for ads.
  • We even do not have auto playing video ads what became trend in last few months. :-)
  • Each month we pay for dedicated server hosting and it this sum is not small, and additional daily backup located outside of hoster network (for safety).
  • We don't have big team to support site. No admins, paid moderators, etc. All this time is invested in keeping this community alive.
  • Remember to support regularly, even with very small amounts, if you are in economic trouble.

Where we are going:

  • We are making gear reviews and slowly improving in it
  • We are improving our deals and will add new partners
  • We'll also have some software updates focusing on new features and becoming more tablet and mobile friendly - work is being done in this regard, moving slowly.
  • We have new video contests coming - working on this with few manufacturers.
  • Stay tuned.

We need your help, remember to donate using orange Donate button above this page!

Thanks in advance.

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How to Buy on Black Friday: PV Guide http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18306/how-to-buy-on-black-friday-pv-guide Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:32:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18306@/talks/discussions

Make sure to check https://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18113/black-friday-2017-topic#Item_41

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Vimeo adds support for 10bit, HDR and 8K videos http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18278/vimeo-adds-support-for-10bit-hdr-and-8k-videos- Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:43:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18278@/talks/discussions

We now support 10-bit video, which means the image quality is strikingly clear and cleaner than ever before. The precision and nuance of 10-bit allows us to upgrade from 16 million colors to 1 billion colors.

With BT.2020 (or Rec.2020) support and wider color gamuts (WCG), your image will now represent over 75% of the color that the human eye can see.

We can now unlock your 5K, 6K, and 8K videos for your fans to watch on their Ultra High Def devices, or you can download them for file sharing.

As we evolve our platform to display even more visual data, we now leverage HEVC/H.265 transcodes in addition to the H.264 set we currently use. This enables us to unlock next-generation features like HDR, and improve efficiency, so you can view a higher quality video with the same bandwidth.

https://vimeo.com/blog/post/luminous-colors-stunning-high-quality-hdr-arrived

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CES 2015 and Panasonic TZ70 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12081/ces-2015-and-panasonic-tz70 Sat, 03 Jan 2015 06:06:01 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12081@/talks/discussions Panasonic site - http://www.panasonicces2015.com/

Sony

Samsung, LG and other streams

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Unusual layered sensor http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18275/unusual-layered-sensor Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:22:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18275@/talks/discussions image

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https://www.nature.com/articles/am2017163

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FCC Approved ATSC 3.0 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18264/fcc-approved-atsc-3.0 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:50:10 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18264@/talks/discussions

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules to let television broadcasters use the Next Generation broadcast television transmission standard, also called ATSC 3.0, on a voluntary, market-driven basis.

The Next Generation TV standard will let broadcasters provide consumers with more vivid pictures and sound, including Ultra High Definition television and superior reception, mobile viewing capabilities, advanced emergency alerts, better accessibility features, localized content, and interactive educational children’s content.

Action adopts rules that will allow broadcasters the flexibility to deploy Next Generation TV service while minimizing the impact on consumers and industry stakeholders. The upgraded technology will merge the capabilities of over-the-air broadcasting with the broadband viewing and information delivery methods of the Internet using the same 6 MHz channels presently allocated for digital television (DTV).

Among other things, the Report & Order:

  • Requires broadcasters that use Next Generation TV to partner with another local station in their market to simulcast their programming in the current DTV standard, called ATSC 1.0, so that viewers can continue to receive their existing broadcast service without having to purchase new equipment;
  • Subjects Next Gen TV signals to the public interest obligations that currently apply to television broadcasters; and
  • Requires broadcasters to provide advance on-air notifications to educate consumers about Next Generation TV service deployment and simulcasting.

Today’s ruling comes after several field tests of the technology were conducted in the Cleveland media market. Last year, the Next Generation TV transmission standard was tested during Major League Baseball’s 2016 World Series.

Action by the Commission November 16, 2017 by Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 17-158). Chairman Pai, Commissioners O’Rielly and Carr approving. Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel dissenting. Chairman Pai, Commissioners Clyburn, O’Rielly, Carr and Rosenworcel issuing separate statements.

ATSC 3.0 will require from TV build in feature so broadcaster will be able to turn it on remotely.

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VESA Introduce DisplayID Version 2.0 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18251/vesa-introduce-displayid-version-2.0- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:14:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18251@/talks/discussions

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) today announced a major update to its Display Identification Data (DisplayID) standard. The new version 2.0 of this universal display standard simplifies connecting and configuring modern display products, including PC monitors, consumer TVs and embedded displays (e.g., display panels within laptop and all-in-one systems). The result is a best-in-class plug-and-play experience. Advanced capabilities supported include 4K-and-higher resolutions, high dynamic range (HDR), augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and refresh rates of 120Hz and above.

The DisplayID standard was originally launched in 2009 to enable the widely adopted Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) standard to keep up with newer-generation display technologies. However, with the EDID standard nearing the end of its effectiveness, a standard with new standalone structures, unencumbered by legacy architecture, is needed to properly and efficiently communicate modern display capabilities, thus ensuring an optimal user experience for future display technologies.

What’s New with DisplayID 2.0

The key difference between DisplayID 2.0 and EDID predecessors is its modular structure, based on the concept of “data blocks” – individually defined, self-contained data formats that each provide a specific set of related display information in a clear unambiguous manner. This benefit affords unprecedented flexibility, as entire content can be constructed from any number of elements, predefined data blocks or descriptors. The specification addresses head-mounted and other types of wearable displays; provides a clearer way to define Adaptive-Sync (i.e., dynamic refresh rate); extends field sizes to support higher pixel counts; expands the magnitude of parameters needed to enable HDR; and supports high luminance, to name just a few of the advanced technologies that DisplayID 2.0 covers.

“What version 2.0 of the DisplayID standard facilitates is a true ‘it just works’ plug-and-play consumer experience,” said Bill Lempesis, VESA executive director. “With advanced display technologies becoming more widely available, DisplayID 2.0 – by stripping out legacy capabilities – provides a crisp, succinct way to describe optimized connectivity while carrying forward structures that remain relevant today. This ensures the standard will expand to accommodate user demands.”

“EDID remains viable for lower-resolution devices, and the current framework allows for the smooth transition from EDID to DisplayID as modern displays migrate over time,” commented Syed Hussain, VESA board vice chairman and AMD Senior Display Domain Fellow. “While DisplayID 2.0 is a future-focused specification incorporating support for higher resolution and refresh rates as well as HDR and Adaptive-Sync, it can also co-exist with older products supporting EDID, further enabling us to help guarantee full-plug-and-play ability for consumers regardless of the type of display they own.”

If you have lot of people who want to eat and live well, sooner or later you will get ton of complex standards and most of them are not needed by anyone.

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Canon finally found their true passion http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18250/canon-finally-found-their-true-passion Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:43:34 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18250@/talks/discussions image

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Bo Kajiwara now CEO of Nikon Inc http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18236/bo-kajiwara-now-ceo-of-nikon-inc Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:50:42 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18236@/talks/discussions

Nikon Inc. has formally announced the appointment of Bo Kajiwara as the new President of Nikon Inc, the subsidiary of Nikon Corporation for the Americas. Kajiwara transitions from his role as the Senior General Manager, Sales and Marketing for Nikon Europe. During his 29-year tenure with Nikon, Kajiwara has overseen many major product and marketing efforts including the launches of industry changing DSLR cameras, multiple NIKKOR lenses and compact camera options. Previous to his position at Nikon Europe, Kajiwara held the role at Nikon Corp. in Japan of General Manager for the Communications Department, with the responsibility for International Sales Strategy and Communications. Kajiwara is no stranger to the US, having worked in Nikon Inc. from 2004 to 2013, rising to the role of Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience from head of the Imaging Division.

“I am very eager to help lead the charge in the Americas; It’s an exciting time in the imaging industry, and as Nikon celebrates our 100th anniversary, the company’s outlook for innovation is positive, which is great news for our customers, partners and retailers,” said Kajiwara. “We just announced Nikon’s most powerful DSLR ever, and the highly acclaimed D850 DSLR is just the start of great things to come. Nikon is leveraging its legacy and experience to create exceptional products and solutions for a wide range of applications.”

In his new position as President and CEO of Nikon Inc., Kajiwara will oversee markets in the Americas, including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central Latin America, with a concentrated effort on marketing, product development and customer satisfaction. Kajiwara will continue to promote the drive to optimize “focus and efficiency,” which has become a core pillar of Nikon Corp’s. worldwide plan for restructuring to drive profitability.

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