Archive for December, 2005

December 8th

HVX200 Footage Is Here

Looks stunning, except for the edge enhancement. But I am sure this can be turned down. And, it might also be amplified by the WMV/H.264 compression. Especially the guitar playing scene is...
December 5th

Doing It The Hard Way

I was not too impressed when I saw the new Sony commercial for the Bravia TVs. It is the kind of stuff my brother can do in XSI in a few hours. So I was quite surprised to find out that there...
December 2nd

When Will Interlaced TV Ever Die?

Being really disappointed about the fact that they are going to make 1080i the "de facto" standard for HDTV in Europe it is good to read that at least some American Broadcasting Companies (like...
December 1st

Evolution Resolution Love

For the first time information about the HVX200 resolution has been leaked. "Using a resolution chart the HVX was measured at about 750 lines of vertical res and 700 lines of horizontal." So,...

Archive for November, 2005

November 30th

Firefox 1.5 is supporting canvas HTML element

When Alfredo did the MySQL OS X dashboard widget we discovered the Safari canvas HTML element which is a very cool way of using Java Script to paint on the screen in a given area. Of course...
November 22nd

First Still Frame Of HVX200

Finally it is here. The first still frame from a HVX200. But to be honest, they've blown it. It's a green-screen composition, and it's not very well done even (I think in FCP). It has bad keying...
November 7th

Dev-MTX Meeting In Athens

I will spent the rest of the week in Athens for a MySQL Dev-MTX meeting. The focus will be on MySQL releases bejond 5.0. I am especially looking forward to the sessions on the Instance Manager...
November 2nd

One Fine Guinness commercial

Stumbled accross this excellent Guinness commercial last week, called noitulovE, reverse for Evolution. It is very funny and also really good on the technical level. They used Houdini 3D. I...

Archive for October, 2005

October 24th

MySQL 5.0 Is Here

The server team did it. I guess only a few people can imagine the amount of work that has been invested in the new features and especially in getting all bugs fixed to get the release stable....
October 19th

Back on MySQL Workbench Coding

Finally my team and I will go back to work on the MySQL Workbench. The last weeks during our bugfix marathon of QB and MA seemed to be endless and I as longing to get back to do some real coding....

G35 Lens Adapter Getting Ready

According to the lastest posts on the G35 forum the unit is very close to being finished. http://www.guerilla35.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p=867#867 I am really looking forward to get this...
October 18th

One nice HVX200 Setup

The DVXuser.com forum had a link to a rental company that shoot some configurations with a HVX200 mockup. The HVX200 is far from looking as good as the JVC (to put it nice) but these setups...
October 15th

I Hate Broccoli

It is sad that Barbara Broccoli does not seem to have any taste. Daniel "who?" Craig? That was as bad as giving George Lazenby a try. Bond has to look cool, handsome and clever. The only role...
October 13th

Video IPod

This could have been really cool. But there are two downsides. A display resolution of 320x240 is not that good and the battery only will last 2h during video playback - which makes it hardly...
October 10th

HVX200 Hard Drive Pix

I just stubled accross the first photos of the Firestore Harddrive that can be used instead of the P2 cards. Looks quite solid. So the question remains. Go for the two P2 cards or only...

What a Race

The F1 race today in Suzuka was the best race I have seen - ever. Michael Schumacher got overtaken several times by Alonso and Kimi, what a show. And Kimi is a hell of a racer. 17 to 1, yes....

Canon XL H1 Footage Disappointing

After checking the footage uploaded on dvinfo.net I really hope the AG-HVX200 will not have that video-ish look. The resolution is definitly there, but it still looks cheap. Also the...