Monday, November 10, 2008

November 10

It’s a quiet news day, but the week could shape up to be more interesting. RED is supposed to make a big announcement on Thursday. Of course, they won’t actually be shipping anything; they’ll just be announcing new products that probably won’t turn up until sometime in the middle of next year, if that.
The image – that shows what look like XLR audio inputs – is kind of interesting. But the really interesting thing is the ship date and the price.

Meanwhile, MGM will be posting full-length movies on YouTube. I’m not sure I want to watch a whole movie at current YouTube resolution; maybe they’ll improve it for the movies. The other question; will we want to watch the ads?

The only obstacles to Google and YouTube getting more studios to post full-lengt movies is Google's insistence on a particular ad format, say the sources. They declined to say which ad unit Google prefers. The other hurdle is that some studios are skeptical that users will accept all the ads that need to accompany a feature film in order to make it profitable.

According to a post on, The Wall Street Journal is giving Sony HDR-HC9 camcorders to reporters for capturing video for posting video on the Journals site.

Standardizing on a single camera helps the paper to come up with a uniform look and feel for all their videos and streamlines the workflow required to turn raw footage into polished streaming video.

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