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Didn’t get the hype about the Oculus? Don’t understand what all the fuzz is about?

We have talked about this new exciting field for the 3D industry several times here before. But the Oculus and its’ many competitors are much more than just a device to consume content. Some even argue that it is much more than enabling truly immersive experiences. Some would even go so far and say … well, just look for yourself:

 

4kcontenthub logo(Melbourne, September 19, 2014)

Al Caudullo Production and Australian based distributor, 4k Content Hub, announce a partnership to work on an ambitious 4k production. The production is set to begin in September at the world famous Angkor, Cambodia.

The shoot will include the use of helicopters, hot air balloons, boats and more. Set to be released by the end of November 2014, the production features the use of the ground breaking Panasonic GH4 Camera system. Al Caudullo a long-term innovator and known for his work as the 3D Guy has decided to use Panasonic GH4 due, in part, to its already proven ability to ‘out shoot’ other much more expensive 4K UHD cameras. “This is our 4th 4k production and after experimenting with different equipment we now know that this is the ideal combination to get the best results for our budget”, he added.

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Torsten Hoffmann, CEO of 3D / 4k Content Hub has been successfully distributing Al Caudullo’s films for over 4 years. “We started to work together with stereoscopic 3D films, which we licensed to more than 20 territories”. The distributor has now expanded into 4k films, Continue Reading »

CTAA 3D COUNCIL LOGOThe 3D market in China has been called the ‘last one standing’. International 3D distributor Torsten Hoffmann (3D Content Hub) sits down with three Chinese experts to talk about the latest developments. Torsten has licensed a large amount of stereoscopic 3D titles to Chinese broadcasters and VOD platforms and has also successfully exported 3D documentaries made in China to the international market place. Yulu Wang is from the international Relationship Department, China Television Artists Association (CTAA) 3D Council, and has been involved the 3D work from 2012, focusing the 3D international Relationships. Jim King was active in the TV broadcasting industry as a distribution manager of foreign satellite TV channels before shifting to the online video markets. He produced the CCTV Internet Spring Festival Gala 2012 in 3D and is now focusing on R&D, holds several patents and is now working as CTO with imcube Technologies. Jingyu Lee is the general manager of mosky4D. This Chinese company is mainly engaged in producing stereo effect movies for Science and Technology Museums, including circular-screen and full-dome documentaries such as Morph.

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Torsten: China has become a more important player in the global 3d industry. Why do you think there is more interest in 3D in China than in the West?

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At Display Summit in June, one of the sessions was titled “Pushing Color, Dynamic Range and Frame Rates.”  For anyone interested in improving the viewer experience of UHD displays, the three presentations in this session were eye opening.  In addition, there was a short session titled “Improving the Projected Image,” also important with people concerned with image quality.

The Ultimate UHD TV System

Joe Kane (Joe Kane Productions) presented a talk titled “The Ultimate UHD TV System.”  Mr. Kane specializes in the sciences of electronic imaging and accurately reproducing video signals on display devices.  He’s a very standards-oriented person, and believes, for example, the colorimetry of a display should match the colorimetry of the video standard of the content being shown.  If the content is based on Rec. 709 (HDTV) colorimetry, the display should have Rec. 709 color primaries.

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Today, I am proud to present my first own documentary production.

The topic of the film is Bitcoin because I have always been interested in Finance and Technology, and Bitcoin represents the perfect intersection of both. Moreover, of course, Bitcoin is very controversial at the moment. Several Governments try to ban it, Nobel prize winning economist call it a Ponzi scheme and the media is sceptical about this “magic Internet money’. At the same time, however, others call Bitcoin the most important technology since the development of the Internet. So far, it stands as the most profitable investment in history (!) and professional Silicon Valley and Wallstreet money is starting to flow into the ecosystem. After having spoken with the leading experts in the field it is clear to me that very few people truly understand the implications that Bitcoin will have for privacy on the Internet, international money transfers, central bank policy, the developing world, and the entire banking sector.

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Our Kickstarter campaign contains the usual rewards (credits, downloads, DVDs) but we also have special goodies such as the 10 Trillion Dollar note from Zimbabwe – the most recent example of hyperinflation and mismanagement of monetary policy (Bitcoin is deflationary by design). Please check it out and share the link below via your channels. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bitcointheendofmoney/bitcoin-the-end-of-money-as-we-know-it

Note: This documentary is neither in 3D nor in 4k. Regular High-Definition is what makes most sense for this particular subject.

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