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HD-DVD authoring software from Apple - out next month.

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by digitalsafari, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. digitalsafari

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    Hi All,

    Just got back from the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show in Las Vegas.

    Everything in HD production from HDV to 4K.

    Big news is Apple DVD Studio Pro 4 has HD-DVD authoring for making HD-DVDs now.

    Current discs are recorded onto existing DVD-5/9 media with H264 v10 AVC codec.

    They had a prototype HD-DVD player from Toshiba playing an Apple authored HD-DVD disc on Apple stand and Apple G5s running Tiger OSX 10.4 can also play these HD-DVDs.

    This is very cool for Pro use like Digital Rushes and client approval HD discs.

    Some other stuff at the show.

    Final Cut Pro 5 the video editing app added native long gop HDV, Panasonic P2, Multiclip Multicamera (up to 128 cameras), audio control surfaces and more.

    Blackmagic Design announced new external HD I/O devices - Multibridge Extreme connected via external PCI express (PCI-X adaptor for Mac), support 4:4:4 RGB And also true 2K (2040x1536) 1:1 pixel perfect reaitime playback on a 30inch Apple display.

    They also announced Framelink for easy DPX integration.

    Sony where showing off the 4K Qualia with IMAX material, very nice.

    The Sony Style store in Caesars Palace has a very nice Qualia room with US$ 30,000 front projector and US$ 13,000 RPTV.

    JVC have a true progressive 1280x720 camcorder with interchangeable lenses recording to HDV in 24p, 25p and 30p for around US$ 6,600.
    Very good pictures.

    Jonathan.
     
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    Im just wondering. Now that both the Blu Ray camp and the HD DVD camp have put both formats on hold in order to make a new joint format, whats going to happen to such software?
     
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    Apple's HD-DVD has a market right now for professional use.

    I already have a major movie that will be using H.264 and Apple HD-DVDs for HD digital rushes.

    Jonathan
     

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