Santa came a little early this year. My first generation BluRay player that I bought to test the Blu-ray of ‘Gone Fishing’ finally gave up the ghost last week. And so Lucia, my lovely girlfriend, bought a new Sony BDPS370 player for me. For Christmas. Unable to wait six weeks (I did after all discover [...]
Last week we received more orders for Gone Fishing on BluRay than we had in all the moths since it was released (and I just put them all in mailers today – see pic)! About half were from the USA, and the others from the UK. Could this signify that BluRay has finally got a [...]
Gone Fishing is now on BluRay! Yes, you can buy your own BluRay disk of Gone Fishing now, with stunning HD pictures in 1080P and uncompressed 5.1 audio, made from the HDCamSR master of the film. We are packaging it with the DVD which has all the bonus features (if you previously bought Gone Fishing [...]
Today I went back to Abbey Road studios to meet up with Richard Osborne (pictured here) who was good enough to take on making the BluRay of Gone Fishing for us. Because of the Beetles famous cover album, photographed on the zebra crossing just outside, the studio entrance is always crammed with tourists. It’s quite [...]
One of the things I have always taught on my courses is that when it comes to technology, you can’t believe anyone. Especially when it comes to new technology. This is not because experts are mistaken or wrong, it’s because everything is so untested. There simply hasn’t been enough instances of it working out in [...]
I just had a strange experience. I set up a meeting with BluRay guru Richard Osborne at Abbey Road Studios and tubed over – I hadn’t realised just what a Mecca that zebra crossing outside the building is to Beatles fans and tourists. I had to fight my way past giggling groups of Japanese women [...]
I went to My Youngs screening rooms yesterday (aka The Soho Screening Rooms on D’Arbly Street, W1), to test the BluRay disk I made in Adobe Encore. One of the problems we have right now is that to screen Gone Fishing in all its HD splendour and full uncompressed audio means hiring in expensive HDCamSR [...]
Last night I went back to work on the final mix for Gone Fishing at Videosonics. There were two aspects to what we were doing. First off, there were three small creative changes to the sound mix, things I picked up while viewing the film outside of the studio environment. We changed two and left [...]
And in fact, proof of workflow too! Yes tonight, I burnt my very first BluRay test disk of a clip from ‘Gone Fishing’ – AND IT WORKED…! PROPELLOR HEAD ALERT! READ ONLY IF YOU ARE A GEEK LIKE ME! I can report that the high definition does in fact make a HUGE difference when viewed [...]
Last night, editor Ediie Hamilton came round to my flat to watch the directors cut of Kingdom of Heaven that I had rented on BluRay from Amazon (it's an improvement over the original cut for sure as it makes sense and does not feel rushed). It stopped playing three times as we watched, due to [...]
So I have now committed to BluRay (did they not realise that if you are not clear when you say BluRay it sounds like you say Blurry, not to mention Blurry is what my spell checker wants to change it to!) after several studios jumped camp and ditched HD DVD. The word from up top [...]
I am now working out how to make an HD DVD or BluRay disk for Gone Fishing, so I can show it on courses and at home in HD – and also, send it off to festivals (if they start to move in the ‘domestic HD delivery format’ direction). While the difference between DVD and [...]
One of the reasons I went for HD DVD over BluRay was that I knew that it was much closer to DVD than BluRay is, on a purely technical and mastering level. After doing some poking around, I discovered something rather cool – it’s possible to master an HD DVD onto a normal DVD. This [...]
A few days ago I took delivery of a Toshiba HD-EP30 HD DVD player so that I can get my head around HD in the home. I have a projector that I use on my courses, and it’s quite new, claiming to handle up to 1080P full HD. The projector, a Panasonic one, was quite [...]
I have received a load of mails from people regarding BluRay and HD DVD. Thanks so much for that. Here are two pertinent comments… James McGough wrote…I read on your blog you're thinking about which HD format to support. I've been doing the same recently and decided to back Blu-ray so I thought I'd share [...]
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