HD Video

  • Latakoo Moves HD Video Fast, Works Great For Newsrooms

    Latakoo Moves HD Video Fast, Works Great For Newsrooms

    Austin-based video startup latakoo has a funny name (it’s some kind of lark), but a great idea: make it easier to transfer HD video. Built by a group of journalists and technologists to solve the real-world problem of video-sharing in the newsroom environment, the company has already attracted 40 paying customers, including many TV station groups. With latakoo’s tool called… Read More

  • Video: KDDI Technology Improves HD Video Playback On Mobile Screens

    Japan’s second biggest telecommunications company KDDI is working on optimizing HD video streaming quality on smaller screens. Specifically, KDDI’s R&D Labs are working on making it easier to view HD content originally intended for larger screens on mobile displays. Read More

  • NEC Develops Super-fast Analog To HD Video Conversion Technology

    Japan’s biggest business daily, The Nikkei, is reporting that NEC has developed a technology that makes it possible to quickly change low-res analog video to HD video. According to NEC, the existing solutions out there require one full month to convert one hour of analog video images into HD images. Read More

  • Kodak Zx1: tiny, weather-resistant 720p for $150

    I’ve been using the Zi6, Kodak’s answer to the Mino and other pocketcams, since its release and other than pretty awful low-light performance, I’ve been really happy with it. So I’m happy to hear they’re releasing an upgraded version that looks cooler, probably performs better, and is weather-resistant to boot. Read More

  • My God, it's full of K's! What the RED announcement means for the industry

    Image credit: Benni Diez at Reduser.net forums For the last couple weeks, Jim Jannard of RED Camera has been teasing everybody on the REDuser forums with vague promises and outrageous claims of revolutionizing the industry. Skepticism would be the natural response, but after the original RED One camera turned the industry on its head in 2007, people learned that the company said what they… Read More

  • RED announcement at 9AM Eastern time tomorrow

    There’s a fun and functional countdown over at Red.com that suggests, if I am not mistaken, that the new RED products will be revealed at 9AM tomorrow on the East Coast — 6AM my time, great. Check out our previous teaser posts for the mysterious renders that RED head Jim Jannard has been posting. Read More

  • Another RED tease – ports spied

    Another taste. You may be getting tired of these little peeks, but I think they’re just dandy. Looks like a couple XLR ports (labeled “Push” probably because they’re inset and you can’t reach the release), some video outs and some sort of proprietary connector on the right. I’m wondering whether these pics are from some super-modular system? They… Read More

  • That must be Nikon D90 video, 'cuz jam don't shake like that

    http://i477.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid477.photobucket.com/albums/rr134/jamesmel9/DSC_0012.flv I was certainly impressed by the D90’s videos a few weeks ago, but it seems that the rolling shutter issues created by the way data is pulled from the sensor make much of the video completely ridiculous — as some have noticed. Jelly motion! RED ONE’s (the forums for… Read More

  • Canon's Vixia camcorders updated with 24Mbps bitrate

    These camcorders, descended from the same breed as the original best-in-show HV20, are the latest update to the Vixia line of Canon 1080p hi-def camcorders. A few months ago the HF10 (the flash-based update to the HV20) wowed reviewers and now this refresh offers what actually turns out to be a relatively minor update according to the same guys who looked at the previous ones. The video… Read More

  • Vudu fears Apple, drops price

    We’ve covered Vudu extensively at CG so I don’t need to go into details on what it is and what it does. All you need to know is that Vudu is scared of Apple and the Apple TV so they dropped the price of the VOD box to $295. If you purchased one within the last 30 days you get a $100 credit towards movies. So dig up that receipt and call CS at 888-554-VUDU. Press Release Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Hands On With OGIO

    The SIA show is something I’ve been looking forward to for a few months, while it isn’t the Surf Expo, the Summer Snowdown will quench my outdoorsy action sport needs. There was a ton of cool stuff that I’ll be throwing down as quickly as my phalanges will let me, so stay tuned because there’s something for everyone ranging from gear bags to liquid armored… Read More

  • Canon's Hybrid PowerShot TX1

    Here’s a beautiful little package that packs a ton of power. For $500, you can score a Canon PowerShot TX1, a sort-of hybrid device that’s compact and records HD video and takes 7.1MP photos. Aside from a spectacular price tag, this baby can do 720p video, 10x optical zoom, multiple shooting modes, image stabilization, 115,000-pixel LCD, ISO settings from 80 to 1600 and – bet… Read More

  • Ceatec Opens Tomorrow

    If you’re going to be in Japan this week, I suggest that you head over to Chiba to visit this year’s Ceatec. Ceatec is Japan’s largest electronics show and this year should be a pretty exciting event. Sony is set to open the show with some sort of new Blu-ray product that they’re not telling anybody about. Toshiba and Canon are both going to show off new SED screens. Read More

  • Seeing Red: Ultra High-Def

    It’s been accused of being Vaporware, but the Red One has now been officially unveiled, and pre-orders are available. For those not in-the-know, the Red One is the first camera by Red, the digital video company founded by Oakley’s creator James Jannard. What makes the Red so amazing is that Jannard, being an optical aficionado, has engineered a digital cinema camera that can equal… Read More

  • Sony Drops the HDR-FX7 HDV Camcorder

    Sony has added a new HDV camcorder to the low end of its high end models. The HDR-FX7 wields three CMOS imaging censors instead of the typical three CCDs and it is capable of improved slow motion and low light recordings. It features connectivity for HDMI and RCA. The FX7 also weighs 3.63lbs–40% less than the FX1. It’s not up to par with the currently available FX1, but it… Read More