Monthly Archives: September 2016
Panasonic High Definition
With the growing popularity of the variable frame rate
VariCam HD Cinema cameras, HD production is on the
verge of changing HD video cameras as we know it. The
low cost 24p editing and finishing on the desktop, is
what Panasonic likes to call a VariDigm shift.
It all starts inside of the camera. The AJ-HDC27 from
Panasonic replicates several of the key features of
film based acquisition, which includes 24 frame
progressive scan images, time lapsed recording, and a
wide range of film rates for amazing camera effects.
The VariCam also comes with CineGamma software that
permits Panasonic’s HD Cinema camera systems to
match the latitude of film stocks and effects.
Even though it all starts inside of the camera, it
doesn’t stop there. HD has been showing up in many
more places besides HDTV. Panasonic is leading the
way with compact and affordable HD products. All
across the world, you’ll see Panasonic launching
HD products that are among the best and very affordable.
If your digital plans call for a transition to DTV
first then HDTV later on down the road, or if you plan
to take your station HD now, Panasonic has you
covered by making HD both flexible and affordable.
Whether your next commercial is a 30 second spot for
TV or a two minute commercial, shoot it on DVCPRO HD
without having to sacrifice quality. The 24P at 720
progressive resolution from Panasonic makes this
The coporate level presentations demand the highest
level of image quality. Professional presentations
begin with 720p and 1080i cameras from Panasonic.
By starting with the highest image quality available,
Panasonic ensures that you’ll have everything you
need to exceed your corporate needs and demands.
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Film is still a relative newcomer in the pantheon of fine arts
While motion picture films have been around for more than a century, film is still a relative newcomer in the pantheon of fine arts. In the 1950s, when television became widely available, industry analysts predicted the demise of local movie theaters. Despite competition from television’s increasing technological sophistication over the 1960s and 1970s, such as the development of color television and large screens, motion picture cinemas continued. In the 1980s, when the widespread availability of inexpensive videocassette recorders enabled people to select films for home viewing, industry analysts again wrongly predicted the death of the local cinemas.
In the 1990s and 2000s the development of digital DVD players, home theater amplification systems with surround sound and subwoofers, and large LCD or plasma screens enabled people to select and view films at home with greatly improved audio and visual reproduction. These new technologies provided audio and visual that in the past only local cinemas had been able to provide: a large, clear widescreen presentation of a film with a full-range, high-quality multi-speaker sound system. Once again industry analysts predicted the demise of the local cinema. Local cinemas will be changing in the 2000s and moving towards digital screens, a new approach which will allow for easier and quicker distribution of films (via satellite or hard disks), a development which may give local theaters a reprieve from their predicted demise.
The cinema now faces a new challenge from home video by the likes of a new DVD format Blu-ray, which can provide full HD 1080p video playback at near cinema quality. Video formats are gradually catching up with the resolutions and quality that film offers, 1080p in Blu-ray offers a pixel resolution of 1920?1080 a leap from the DVD offering of 720?480 and the paltry 330?480 offered by the first home video standard VHS. The maximum resolutions that film currently offers are 2485?2970 or 1420?3390, UHD, a future digital video format, will offer a massive resolution of 7680?4320, surpassing all current film resolutions. The only viable competitor to these new innovations is IMAX which can play film content at an extreme 10000?7000 resolution.
Despite the rise of all new technologies, the development of the home video market and a surge of online piracy, 2007 was a record year in film that showed the highest ever box-office grosses. Many expected film to suffer as a result of the effects listed above but it has flourished, strengthening film studio expectations for the future.
Defining Your Rooms With Area Rugs
Area Rugs Offer a Variety of Ways to Distinguish Your Rooms
Area rugs can provide a relatively inexpensive solution to decorative challenges. These variegated floor coverings are versatile and may be used to warm the cold look of bathroom tile, reinforce the formal nature of a living room or brighten a cozy dining nook.
Because they occupy what tends to be one of the primary focal points of a room, area rugs can establish the feel of an entire space. These powerful protean floor coverings are amazingly mobile, making them a favorite of people who enjoy redecorating throughout the year. In choosing a rug, you’ll want to consider five primary factors—style, color, pattern, size and shape. Together, these elements influence the affect an area rug will have on a given room.
Area rugs come in a plethora of styles, including traditional, contemporary, country and novelty. Traditional coverings, which are dominated by rugs from Asia, present a formal, conservative look often associated with the living room, dining room and library. Rugs under the contemporary classification take their inspiration from various places, including Native American culture, modern art and cutting edge technology. If you want a unique look, contemporaries will give it to you.
Country rugs will often be braided or will use rustic, bucolic images. A cook’s kitchen, a room dominated by Early American décor or an informal dining area will often be bedecked in this style. Novelty rugs may focus on a specific theme or subject such as the movies, beach or great wines; embrace a holiday; or reproduce a famous event or work of art. The den, a bedroom, a bath or a hobby room will often host this type of rug.
Color and Pattern
Area rugs are useful in establishing the color palette for an entire room. The range and specificity of colors in rugs seems infinite. Cold hardwood floors are transformed by lush, warm colors, while a gloomy space can find life in sun-inspired shades. A rug with a patterned border and plain center makes sense when a large, central object, such as a table, occupies the center of the room. Looking to create some havoc in an otherwise subdued space? Then go with a techno inspired design or something that Picasso might like.
Size and Shape
Area rug sizes and shapes run the gamut. Some rugs are as small as 6-square feet and others cover an area of over 200-square feet. Do you want one large rug to cover much of your 10 by 12 living room floor or would you rather incorporate various smaller rugs, placing them at various angles? Round, oval, square, rectangle and odd-shaped rugs can accentuate your flair for decorating.
The huge assortment of area rugs now available furnishes dwellers with ample opportunity to creatively express their diverse tastes and decorative acumen. The traditional, maroon Oriental carpet no longer dominates the area rug market. If you’re interested in a unique look that can define a room, consider the innumerable choices in rugs that await your perusal.
Acting – Bringing a story to life
Since ancient times men and women have practised the art of acting- playing the role of a character in a story, for the entertainment of an audience. Why simply read a story when you can take part in it, playing the roles and turning it into a display of skill?
Actors have found various mediums over the centuries, from voice acting on radio, theatre acting and cinema. From the Latin word agĕre meaning “to do” (see Wikipedia), actors literally play a role, speaking written dialogue and physically performing in a way that the character would. In most acting, a director is present, whose job is to tell the other actors what to do and make sure that the whole act is going smoothly and as the writer of the scenario wanted.
Actors are required to possess many skills such as physical strength and dexterity, vocal imitation and charisma. The modern cinema industry employs thousands of actors to play the roles of characters in movie scripts, recording them for show on the silver screen. Acting in cinema is rarely done before an audience, but has the added pressure of being seen by millions on the later screen release.
Acting is a traditional art form and many actors learn by going to established academic institutions. Famous institutions include the London Academy of Film, Radio and TV and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Some actors train at a variety of different places, learning classical acting techniques and modern ones such as Method Acting. This is a style of acting in which the actor strives to be as realistic as possible, drawing on personal experience of emotional situations rather than dramatising.
The tradition of acting goes back to ancient times, with ancient Egyptians and Greeks performing either for religious purposes or more so in the case of the Greeks, for entertainment. A man named Thespis is acclaimed as being the first recognised actor way back in 560 BC, and his name inspired the term thespian as another word for actor (see New York Film Academy website). He is claimed by some to be among the first to personify a character for the purpose of story telling, using masks to discern between identities.