With the introduction of smaller and smaller cameras the world became almost obsessed with recording every moment of their lives. We have seen an explosion of gadgets apps and services that allow us to post images and videos of our daily activities. For the most part these are mildly interesting, but not really ground shaking. There is an area that while appearing innocuous, can actually be an important one in many ways. This new area of life recording is the dashcam. These devices are designed to record our travels on the roads (and off). In most cases they are forward facing and do not do much more than record the road ahead of you to some sort of removable media. In more advanced cases they are capable of watching the road, ensuring that you are not drifting, warning if you are too close to something ahead of you and tracking your location. With these advanced cameras you have a safety product in addition to being able to broadcast your driving habits. Today we will be taking a look at one of these advanced models, the Papago P2 Pro. So let’s dive in and see what it can do.
If you wanted to know how the NBA game looks like from the perspective of players the day has come for you see the court from their point of view.
Vimeo was always regarded as the alternative to commercially more popular YouTube, but professionals and users who want high quality video materials have always favored him. The reason for this in the large number of cases was very high quality video player of this service. However, Vimeo believed that they have more room for improvement, so they decided to fundamentally rewrite the source code of the player. Creating it from scratch, they designed even faster and better looking player.
Google's video codec VP9 at the beginning of 2014 received the necessary hardware support that will help him further in conquering the market. All major manufacturers will soon add support for VP9 codec. Among others these are ARM, Broadcom, Intel, LG, Marvell, MediaTek, Nvidia, Panasonic, Philips, Qualcomm, RealTek, Samsung, Sigma, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba. So far, the codec was supported mainly on Web browsers Chrome and Firefox, and some video players.
Two companies joined forces, and this week demonstrated wireless streaming of visual content in Ultra HDTV or 4K resolution from the laptop to the presentation screen. Wilocity is a manufacturer of wireless chips with multi-gigabit speeds at a frequency of 60 GHz, while the company DisplayLink is responsible for development of the "USB graphics technology'" which includes a combination of smooth display of video, low latency and ease of USB technology.
Company Singulus Technologies has developed a new line for reproduction called Bluline III which is intended to produce three-layer Blu-ray disc with a capacity of 100 GB. Equipment for the production of new drives is based on the technology of the existing machinery lines Bluline II used for the reproduction of a double-layer Blu-ray discs.
HDMI Licensing, a limited liability company which is responsible for licensing of the HDMI technology officially unveiled the new version of the HDMI standard for the transmission of uncompressed video and audio data. New HDMI 2.0 standard comes with support for technology and market of 4K HDTV which is still in the early stages of development. It delivers bandwidth of 18 Gbps, which is enough for 4K video materials or materials 3840 x 2160 (2180p) resolution and 50/60 frames per second. It is possible to submit two different video streams on the same screen. They also added a support for wide screen 21:9 format.
International company Nielsen specialized in market research, announced the results which were collected from their systems for data collection within the music industry. System SoundScan has been recording music sales in the U.S. and Canada, while the BDS was recording released music tracks on radio, television and the Internet in the same countries. According to data collected in the U.S., in the first six months of the 2013, the sales of albums and individual music tracks fell by 4.6% compared to the same period last year. On the other hand, the music streaming increased by about 24% to 51 billion streams.
In yesterday's update, which the owners of smartphones with iOS and Android in version 4.1 and newer can download for free from the market with applications for their devices, Instagram has received a video recording function.