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  1. Andrew, The BBC is not impartial, and neither is Wikipedia, you're a naive fool if you think otherwise.
  2. YouTube and Facebook are in much deeper trouble because they've anointed themselves the position of deciding if your video content is fit for their platform. Anything they don't like, they reserve the right to take it down without a meaningful appeal process. That's not a platform, that's a curator. And as a curator, they become responsible for the content on their platform. Much worse situation than Vimeo (and Vimeo lost!). If anyone bothers to sue YouTube over this, it's the end of YouTube. Possibly Facebook too.
  3. Regarding a possible reason why Canon may have split the files at 4GB... I wrote one of the earliest MJPEG video recorder and player apps in the early '90s, and I always had to split my files at 1GB even though the file system could handle more - because other players couldn't handle the larger file sizes. It's possible Canon faced a similar threshold when they wrote their firmware. I don't work for Canon, but I'm just saying there are often other limiting factors besides the file system.
  4. I screwed up. Interview opened in 300 theaters and did $2.5M for the weekend. If it's a normal Christmas release without the terrorism, then it opens in 10x more theaters and likely gets 10x more money - $25M. I originally ran numbers on first day earnings not weekend earnings, so I came out incorrectly low at $10-$12M. So yeah I'm actually at $25M for the weekend, pretty close to your estimate.
  5. $30M is a killer Christmas weekend that was never in the cards for The Interview. More like $10-12M for this movie. So actually $30M in 3 weeks online is a pretty good haul.
  6. Correct! I love hearing about both facts and opinions. I'm just disagreeing with one of them.
  7. Andrew, I love your site, but I have to disagree. You *are* speculating with the facts, we all are. No one is arguing that sales are down, we're arguing about why sales are down. On Oct 26, 2013, you wrote: "Consumer digital camera sales are down 36% this year. Why? I think there are four reasons. Smartphones Satisfaction with current DSLRs Lack of innovate products Global economic downturn" Today you wrote: "Now in an era of falling shipments both companies have blamed smartphones and the world economy. This is completely unacceptable." Just a year ago, you agreed in la
  8. I thought the speed booster was supposed to work with full frame EF lenses, but Andrew implies that actually APS-C lenses are the ones to use. Or I misunderstood what he was saying. So is it that both types will work but APS-C is the "better" choice?
  9. Andrew, could you please share why you are recommending against Final Cut Pro X? Is there something technical that it doesn't do well/correctly/at-all?
  10. I understand the concern everyone has, considering Blackmagic's past issues, but has anyone on this board been a manufacturer of a high-tech product?  It's not easy to pull together the massive amount of engineering, manufacturing, supply, and cost issues that constantly pull against each other.  If Blackmagic is telling the truth, then I would consider "a few weeks late" on two simultaneous year-long projects to be a successful on-time shipment.   But hey, I'm not holding my breath either.  I live in their world, I know what it's like. Let's just wait and see what happen
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