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November 2013

How YouTube handles variable network speeds

Computerphile has uploaded an interesting interview with some folks at YouTube about how video is broken down into chunks, each with different resolutions and compression levels, to better deal with variability in network performance.

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H.265 Encoding

That's a compressed H.265 image made from a ProRes4444 source file. The resulting file size is approximately 1% of the source file size yet shows almost no compression artifacts.

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Logmar Super 8 camera in the works for 2014

This is an image of the prototype of the new Logmar Super 8 camera being built in Denmark, with a scheduled ship date of Spring 2014. It uses a standard Super 8 cartridge, but as you can see the film is pulled out and threaded like a 16mm or 35mm camera.

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