Hollywood buys up Youtube content

YouTube: Hollywood’s Hit Factory for Teen Entertainment – Businessweek.

As mentioned on my blogs, Youtube is an advertisers dream for reaching young audiences. Big business – namely traditional Hollywood production companies – are buying up Youtube content, talent and “multi-channel networks”.

As Youtube becomes a traditional commercial programming adventure – the “big stars” have turned into mini production companies with producers, directors, stunt coordinators, writers, composes – will Youtube still appeal to the youth demographic?

As Youtube turns into something different than what it is today, will other content producers – the individuals and small groups that were producing video content for fun – leave for other online video platforms?

My own viewership has dropped off dramatically. There may be many reasons for that unrelated to Youtube changes. But Youtube viewership is changing – and content is increasingly created by production teams rather than the stereotyped kid in his bedroom. Even if it still is a teen in a bedroom, chances are increasing that there’s a business manager, producer and other staff involved now days.

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2015 Mobile phones to feature 4K video support and massive megapixel imaging

Suspect many phones will be shooting 4K video as well as the new Qualcomm smart phone chipset features 4K video encoding and decoding:

2015 will see handsets with 4K displays and 55MP cameras. It’s going to be EPIC.

via Snapdragon 810 & 810: 4K Displays, 55MP Cameras & 64-Bit Android | Know Your Mobile.

Android L is a future release of the Android OS and it will move Android from a 32-bit OS to a 64-bit OS. This means too that future phones will feature much more memory and higher performance processors.

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4K GoPro Hero 4 expected to be introduced in October

GoPro Hero 4: 4k Video, New Processor and Release Date – Air Herald.

  • 4k 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps
  • 1080p at 120 fps
  • 720p at 240 fps
  • Wi-Fi
  • USB port

There are rumors that the Hero 4 will also have some sort of 3D capability, perhaps paired with another Hero 4 as was done with earlier Hero cameras.

 

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Virtual reality and 3D viewing on your smartphone

This is for real: STEREOSCOPY :: Virtual reality on your smartphone & VF Rift 3D Video Collections 1/1 -.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy 3D” was implemented as a 2D to 3D conversion

While the movie was designed to be a 3D movie, according this article, the 3D was created using 2D to 3D conversion effects: Aspect Ratios Will Shift in IMAX 3D ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ – /Film.

There is so much compositing of computer generated imagery that a 2D to 3D conversion might have been the simplest approach!

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NYPD tells officers its okay for people to photograph or video record them

The police are not supposed to stop people from filming police activity – unless the photographer is truly interfering with the police – otherwise, filming is protected by the
U.S. Constitution: NYPD Sends Out Official Memo Telling Officers They’re Allowed to Be Photographed.

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Olympus introduces 3D endoscopy options

Olympus -Flexible 3D endoscopy options| Medical Systems.

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