NAB2014 Report

audio, Codec, conversion, DCinema, HDTV, Media, NAB, NERD, Ryerson University, Technology, Video
DEKTEC: DekTec introduced the DTA-2180 low profile PCIe H.264 encoder. The DTA-2180 is a low latency — 150 to 600 ms -- H.264 hardware encoder based on the Magnum chipset. It supports MPEG-2 and H.264 and up to 16 channels of audio. Audio can be encoded as AC-3, AAC or MPEG-1 Layer 2. The DTA-2180 offers a 10 bit 4:2:2 option for contribution encoding.The DTA-2180 has a 3G –SDI and HDMI input and an ASI output. The compressed stream output — TS encapsulated H.264 or mpeg-2 — is also available on the PCIe for real time streaming, processing and recording. NIMBUS: The WiMi6400T and WiMi6400R provides high quality Full HD encoding/decoding function with low latency of 40ms for encoding and decoding, each. It supports wide range of encoding rate from 1Mbps ~…
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NAB2013 Recap….

audio, Media, NAB, Technology, Video
DAY 1 (South Hall Upper Floor): Capella: Carina 1 frame latency DMA (Direct Memory Access) Camera and Video processing card Cambria Live Series software NTT Electronics: Realtime H.264/AVC HD codec with 60p and 33 msec latency AVC/H.264 Codec for Contribution and Distribution with 1 frame latency and 16ch/8 PES audio Ultra Low Latency H.264 software Codec using Capella Carina 1 frame latency DMA (Direct Memory Access) Camera and Video processing card Elemental: HEVC H.265 software/hardware decoder 4K Encoding for On Demand and Real-time Delivery Sonic Notify Nimbus (http://www.nimbus.kr): Full HD 1080p60 Zero delay (10ms) H.264 Encoder for remote desktop Panopto Video Platform: vCMS with E-learning recorder Angry Moose :-) VanguardVideo: V.265 - World's first pure software H.265/HEVC real-time encoder H.265/HEVC 4K UltraHD Encode/Decode Epson Curved Edgeblending Projection: Concave or Convex multi…
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Steve Jobs’ Speech From 1983 About Things That Didn’t Exist Until Now

Apple, History, ipad, iPhone, iPod, iPodTouch, Macintosh, OSX, Technology
Steve Jobs' Speech From 1983 About Things That Didn't Exist Until Now | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource: Back in 1983, Steve Jobs spoke at International Design Conference (IDCA) in Aspen. Now, the full 1-hour audio recording of Steve’s amazing speech discussing things like wireless networking, App Store and the iPad has surfaced, thanks to folks at LifeLibertyTech.com who got their hands on one of the cassette recordings from the conference which were handed out to all attendees. (Via www.iphoneincanada.ca)
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Glove Based Sign-to-Speech System

Gesture, Research, Technology
Glove Based Sign-to-Speech System: The EnableTalk system uses a glove-mounted microcontroller to collate information from a passel of onboard sensors—11 flex sensors, 8 touch sensors, 2 accelerometers, a compass, and a gyroscope—and transmit it wirelessly to a nearby computer or smartphone for translation into machine generated speech. (Via MAKE Magazine)
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ICAD Kinect Demos….

Arduino, Bluetooth, Canon, Computer Vision, Electronics, Gesture, Google, graphics, image recognition, Kinect, Physical Computing, Research, robotics, Ryerson University, Second Life, Technology
On May 17, 2011 Ryersons' Interactive Computing Applications and Design Group (ICAD) demonstrated their latest projects. The session starts with a demonstration of using Microsoft Kinect hardware to control a computer mouse. Next, the group shows the use of a gestural interface to control Google Earth, followed by a demo of using Kinect to control a avatar in Second Life. The session continues with a demonstration of a potential application to control a small arduino based robot over bluetooth using gestures. Following this the ICAD staff show the use of Kinect as a tracking and control mechanism for a Point-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera. This approach allows them to track up to five people without active trackers. The data from the Kinect camera is used to instruct the PTZ camera where to…
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Panasonic’s New AG-AF100….DCinema game changer?…maybe.

DCinema, Technology
You kinda knew this was going to happen sooner or later. Canon 5D MKII came out a couple of years ago, set the budget DCinema market on it's head and caught the traditional ENG/Video guys (Sony/Panasonic) totally off-guard. Well I think Panasonic -- for now, until Sony comes out with their NEX-VG10 Camera -- is sending a couple of grenades into Canon's camp with the "final" release of their AG-AF100 Memory Card Camera Recorder (MCCR? WTF?). Anyways, this little beastie is neat and can be had for a mere $6000. Not bad for a Pro level camera that can do everything from ENG style shooting to Mid-range DCinema shoots to MFTV movies/series. I think Panasonic might have another hit -- like HVX200 -- on their hands. Just the sheer fact…
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DISPLAX unveils Multitouch ‘Skin’ that Transforms Surfaces into Interactive Screens

Disruptive Technology, multitouch, Technology
A new large-format multi-touch technology launched today by DISPLAX, a developer of interactive technologies, will transform any non-conductive flat or curved surface into a multitouch screen. The DISPLAX Multitouch Technology, believed to be the first of its kind, has been developed based on a transparent thinner-than-paper polymer film. When applied to glass, plastic or wood, the surface becomes interactive.It can be applied to flat or curved, opaque as well as transparent surfaces up to three metres across the diagonal. It is hyper sensitive, allowing users to interact with an enabled surface not just by touching it but, for the first time, by blowing on it, opening up new possibilities for future applications. Currently, the technology can detect up to 16 fingers on a 50-inch screen. The number of fingers detected…
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Turn entire websites into PDF documents easily……

Technology
Head over to pdfmyurl.com and check out how easy it is to turn any website into a pdf document. You don't need to install anything, everything is done through the web and it's FREE. They also have a bookmarklet you can drag to your bookmark bar for easy pdf'ing :-). There are also a ton of options available under the advanced options including a juicy wget command that can potentially be scripted to traverse an entire website and turn it into a pdf file ;-).
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