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Ah, James Cameron. I really hope you can make this happen. The infamous director of such movies as Terminator, Aliens and Avatar, is pushing the film industry toward using higher frame rates than the current industry standard of 24 frames per second. Cameron wants to see digital cinema projectors enabled for higher frame rates. He started pushing for higher frame rates at CinemaCon earlier this year where he argued for the use of 48 and 60 fps.
Cameron talked to THR about his need for higher frame rates, saying he would favor 60 fps:
The reason I went down that path is because I believe it makes for better 3D...There were lots of arguments for why 48 and why 60. My feeling is if it is a software upgrade (for digital cinema projectors), do both. It doesn't change anything at the projector; you don't have to change the lamp house or the lenses. If you are uploading software you can upload it for 48 and 60 and let the filmmakers decide.
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Logitech is thinking outside the box with its latest entry into the Harmony line of universal remotes with the new Harmony Link platform allowing people to use their existing iPhones, iPads, iPods and / or Android smartphones as their remote of choice.
The Harmony link unit itself simply connects to the tablet/phone via WiFi, which when paired up with the Harmony Link app will let you control up to eight devices about the place. With Logitech's Harmony range being so well embedded into the world of universal remotes, it's of no surprise that the Harmony Link can support over 5000 different devices straight out of the box, so setup should be fairly simple.
Enjoy your 1080p screen? Well, maybe it's time for an upgrade. Sony have released their VPL-VW1000ES projector that has a 4k resolution - that's 4096x2160 pixels folks! More than four times the resolution of a 1080p picture. What would you do with it? Well, Sony Pictures has more than 60 theatrical releases shot in native 4K resolution, but there is no way of getting that onto a disc and into customers hands right now with current technology.
Sony reps do claim however, that they're in talks with the Blu-ray Disc Association to iron out a standard compression method to squeeze 4K movies onto discs and they have already promised that the upcoming Spider-Man movie will be the first one. But, Spider-Man has a release of July 2012 which should tell you that Sony don't want to talk specific dates and their calendar definitely doesn't have any definitive strikes on it.
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ZOTAC have just released a pretty cool looking mini-PC in the form of the ZBOX nano AD10 mini-PC which is powered by AMD's E350 APU platform. It features a dual-core processor clocked in at 1.6GHz, AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, support for 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 GBps HDD/SSD and finally, includes a remote control! Full specs and a picture are below/in the full news post:
ZOTAC Debuts Palm-Sized ZBOX nano AD10 series
AMD E-350 APU platform
1.6 GHz, dual-core
AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics processor
80 unified shaders
Engine clock: 500 MHz
ZBOX nano AD10
1 x DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM slot
Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD
Our latest poll had over 3000 people who answered, What should next-generation HD (2160p) be officially called?
The most popular official name for next-generation HD as voted by TweakTown readers was "HD 2160p". This is actually what most of the TweakTown team were voting for too. It will look good on paper and it makes perfect logical sense.
Running in second place was "Ultra HD" and in a fairly tight third place was "HD-2".
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The first look at the new Superman suit is now available and I must say as a loving, adoring Superman fan that I'm quite excited. This is my Star Wars, my Star Trek. Superman is being rebooted under the helm and help of Christopher Nolan (of the Batman reboot and Inception fame) and directed by Zack Snyder of 300 and Watchmen fame. Henry Cavill plays Superman and photos have been making their way to the Internet for weeks now, but WB decided to get out ahead of time to show off the suit instead of a leaked smartphone shot or similar.
As you can see, it has a very Batman/Spiderman reboot feel, very "techie" and out-of-this-world, so they've nailed the Kryptonian feel of it. How do I think Henry looks? Right now, he definitely looks like the Man of Steel, rather than the Boy of Steel that Brandon Routh gave in Superman Returns. I really can't wait to see the direction this movie takes, I just hope Snyder uses practical flying rigs and not 90% CGI flying scenes like we saw in Returns.
Also, this is where our new Image system comes in handy, slide your cursor over the image for a high-resolution shot. It's 1.2MB and should give your eyeballs a bit of a work out. Enjoy!
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