Monthly Archive: December 2014

UAS Fund Files FAA Petition for Rulemaking on “Micro” Drones

UAS America Fund Files FAA Petition for Rulemaking on “Micro” Drones – DRONELIFE. Main points – they hired expert from Exponent Engineering (formerly Failure  Analysis Associates) who evaluated bird strike – aircraft data and finds small r/c aircraft are a minimal threat to aircraft based on the FAA’s own data. (The US Airways flight that landed in the Hudson River ingested a flock of birds, not a single bird.) I jog...

Comcast adds 4K app; discontinues Xfinity 3D channel

Comcast launches 4K app the same week it kills Xfinity 3D | TechHive. Comcast’s 4K UltraHD programming comes via an app (exclusively for 4K Samsung TVs) that uses Internet streaming for 4K video content. The Xfinity 3D channels is discontinued although some 3D “on demand” movies will remain available. Related articles Comcast’s Ultra HD app launches today — but only on Samsung TVs Comcast Joins 4K Race with Launch of Ultra...

3doo offers 50% off selected 3D films through January 6

3doo. 3doo provides a 3doo Player app on Samsung, LG and Panasonic 3D TVs. On the backend, 3doo provides a library of 3D content. For online 3D film rentals, selected 3D films are priced at 50% off through January 6, 2015. Payment is made by creating an account on the 3doo web site and linking your account to Paypal. The 3doo company is based in Germany. Check them out!

Cinemablend gives Hobbit film a high score for great use of 3D

Cinemablend takes a look at some basic 3D techniques and how 3D has been applied in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” – and gives a very high score to Peter Jackon’s latest Middle Earth epic: To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Ticket – CINEMABLEND. Since the film was designed, filmed and CGI’d from the beginning with 3D in mind,...

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 with 4K video, $100 bonus deal

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 – 4K video Deal Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera, 20.1MP, 4K QFHD Video, 30 FPS, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 16x Zoom Lens, 3″ LCD Display $897.99 with Free $100 Adorama Gift Card and 1 Year Warranty! Canon PowerShot Deal Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera, 50x Optical Zoom, 24-1200mm (35mm Equivalent) Lens – Bundle – with with an 8 GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card, Lowepro Rezo TLZ-10 Holster-style Bag,...

Today only: Olympus XZ-2 camera just USD $179

This is a fantastic deal – I own this camera and its my “walk around” camera – I love it. It shoots RAW, it shoots macro close ups, it has a fast f/1.8 lens, and a 1/1.63″ sensor, amazing low light capability, and it’s small, shoots 1080p video, and shoots much better photos than any “point n shoot”. Super convenient. I highly recommend this camera for anyone seeking that feature set....

How Youtube converts 2D to 3D videos

This is only a very brief explanation but its more than I had seen before: Official Blog: How we’re making even more 3D video available on YouTube.