Christopher Nolan’s fury at Warner in streaming controversy – “They didn’t tell anybody”

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The cinema industry is set for a huge shake-up.

Coming to a sofa near you – Matrix 4. Wonder Woman 1984 (although not in 4K). Soon there will be no reason to leave the house. Oh wait – there isn’t already! Now cinema has been dealt a massive blow by one of the largest studios themselves. A classic case of shooting themselves in the foot. According to Nolan, none of the Warner Bros. talent were consulted on the move to bring top cinematic releases to streaming service HBO Max, leaving cinemas for dead. And let’s face it, this failing service isn’t even Netflix.

Christopher Nolan has even put his future relationship with Warner on the line by describing it as the “Worst streaming service” and flagship movies as “loss leaders” in a “bait and switch”.

It’s a full blown crisis in the cinema world.

What happens next?

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Panasonic S1H becomes first and only mirrorless camera to be approved by Netflix – “same league” as Alexa LF

How about a new kind of camera benchmark – Netflix. Their production guidelines for original 4K content have been updated to include the Panasonic S1H. According to Netflix the S1H’s image in DCI 4K mode at 400Mbit 10bit 4:2:2 ALL-I plays in the same ballpark as pro cinema cameras costing many times more.

Read morePanasonic S1H becomes first and only mirrorless camera to be approved by Netflix – “same league” as Alexa LF

It’s 2019 and Apple STILL doesn’t support YouTube 4K playback in Safari, here’s the fix

Try and watch any new 4K video, trailer or camera test on YouTube in Safari – you will see 1080p or 1440p max!

Until Apple and Google stops ripping off their customers with silly codec wars, here is a solution I’ve found to get 4K YouTube videos working again in Safari.

Read moreIt’s 2019 and Apple STILL doesn’t support YouTube 4K playback in Safari, here’s the fix

YouTube to start removing videos with indie label music (Radiohead included)

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The relationship between record labels and the internet is in a tense state of affairs. On one hand large record companies such as EMI are suing Vimeo for copyright infringement, hence we have Copyright Match. YouTube on the other hand pays a minuscule royalty fee to record labels where uploaded content contains their music.

YouTube plans to launch a new subscription based music service to rival Apple iTunes where content can be downloaded and played on a mobile device with no internet connection. It goes directly head to head with iTunes.

The problem is, smaller record labels feel they are being bullied and the very survival of smaller artists is at stake here…

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