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Monday, April 24, 2006

James Cameron at NAB ... New digital cinema cameras

Jim Cameron spoke yesterday at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Vegas yesterday. The message, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is that digital 3-D projector is essential to theaters' future, since it offers an experience that can't be duplicated at home. His prediction:

    "We will reach a point in a few years when every major studio will ask how many of its four or five annual tentpoles should be in 3-D," Cameron said. "It will become almost a rule that all major 3-D animated releases will be made available in 3-D."

Mike Curtis also has posted his more extensive notes from the Cameron address, and the roundtable discussion that followed.


On the digital camera front... DV.com has posted a conversation with Ted Schilowitz about the forthcoming Red camera, the development of which is being funded by Oakley founder Jim Jannard. (Allegedly, this will be the best camera ever designed for shooting digitally, with all kinds of black magic technology inside.) I'd been thinking that they were going to have a working prototype ready for NAB... but Schilowitz says no.


Finally, Mike offers his notes on a digital camera discussion that took place yesterday at NAB.