Google data shows HUGE decline of interest in Canon 5D series

Comment on the forum

Google registered 75% less interest in the 5D Mark IV launch compared to the previous camera.

Overall, all search queries for the Canon range has fallen 50% since 2010. With that an other insights let’s take a deep look at the search giant’s traffic…

Read moreGoogle data shows HUGE decline of interest in Canon 5D series

Sony’s online streaming release of The Interview has taken $30 million

The Interview - theatre

By chance and circumstance The Interview is the first major motion picture to debut on the internet. Shot on a production budget of $40m the film has so far taken $30m at the virtual box office. Also in an interview Michael Lynton of Sony Pictures has talked for the first time about the full scale of the hack. 100 terrabytes of data stolen, wiped and the studio’s network is still offline 6 weeks later.

Read moreSony’s online streaming release of The Interview has taken $30 million

Watch a 6K Red Dragon sample video in 4K VP9 – the next generation codec for 4K YouTube streaming

Red Dragon VP9 sample video 4K

Download 6K Red Dragon footage by Phil Holland, compressed to 4K at 15Mbit/s with Google VP9 codec.
To play the video you can use the latest VLC Player or Google Chrome.

The H.265 codec has a rival – YouTube are currently testing the next generation “H.265 beating” VP9 codec for high quality 4K streaming.

The file you see linked to above is nearly 2 minutes of 4K clocking in at under 200MB. The quality is astounding for 15Mbit/s and that in a nutshell is what the next generation codecs are all about. The new codecs have the potential to give us ProRes 4444 quality for 1% of the file sizes and make streaming of 4K video over current internet connections a reality.

The VP9 codec is developed by Google and already has the backing of Panasonic, Sigma, Sony, ARM and others. Interesting to note Sigma in that list!

Read moreWatch a 6K Red Dragon sample video in 4K VP9 – the next generation codec for 4K YouTube streaming