What happens when you compress every frame of a movie into a single image? You get a “movie barcode” like the one above. The movie above is Paprika . Head over to Movie Barcode to check out the stash. It nice to pick out certain color schemes and to pick out what was shot on film versus digital. It’s an interesting overall way to look at a movie.
I was forced to listen to the Tron soundtrack really loudly last night. Dopeness. I usually get mad when people sample Daft Punk but I wouldn’t be mad with this one. This actually makes me want to see the movie. Should I?
I went to see Louis CK do stand-up for the 16th time last night. Fiendish? Yeah. He was great…as usual. It’s been a good week for him. He had a great interview with Donald Rumsfeld on Opie and Anthony. He sat court-side with long-time friend Chris Rock at Carmelo’s first Knick game. Now, he’s playing a bunch of sold-out shows at Caroline’s through the end of the weekend.
The art of stand-up is very similar to the freestyle emcee. That is, mostly prepared material with some of it being played off of one’s surroundings…with a sprinkle of punchlines. Hannibal Buress was there too. He’s been doing almost the same hour for the past 3 years but it’s a damn good one. Listen to the Louis CK O & A interview below with Donald Rumsfeld:
We’ve been hearing about this Thunderbolt all week. What is it? I wish I was talking about the new 4GHTC Android phone but I am not. Today, Intel announced Thunderbolt, the next step up in peripheral speed connection. How boring, you say? Very. However, as an avid video editor and blu-ray ripper this is the logical next step to be taken.
In 2009, Intel demoed Thunderbolt (then called Light Peak) by ripping a blu-ray in 30 seconds. Thunderbolt does 10gbps. This is ample bandwidth for editing HD and 4K footage off an external drive. For the past year I’ve used USB 3.0 connections to edit HD footage. USB 3.0 does 5gbps. View the chart below:
The thing is, I edit off a fast SSD drive and even that won’t fully utilize a 10gbps highway. For now, Thunderbolt is more valuable for things like displays. Thunderbolt’s dual channel bandwidth allows for better daisy chaining bandwidth. LaCie, Western Digital, and Promise Tech., among others have signed on to bring Thunderbolt to their peripherals later this year but these drives will need to be at least solid state. Promise Tech. has an awesome NAS available now called the Pegasus and Nikon may have Thunderbolt built in to it’s next DSLR. Nice move!
The main reason I have never liked Final Cut is the unbelievably horrible user interface. I am not alone in this. Certain easy tasks take way too many steps compared to other NLEs. I’ve used Premiere, Vegas, and Avid and for the most part can say their design is better than FC (Avid slighty). However, recently, news has come about that Final Cut is completely changing their UI. I like this news. It’s about time FCP gets 64-bit with the rest of them. The thing is, I like ProRes as a codec. The Cineform codec manages colors better but ProRes motion is stunning. That alone weighs pretty heavily in this scene of NLEs. Let’s hope for the best…
I’ve added ZEPS as an author here. Partly because I usually post any video or song he does but mostly because he’s the man. Simple! So, keep an eye on the bottom of each post because I’m not the only one here anymore.