Picturing a standard Coen brothers film as a video game brings to mind some gruesome and unpleasant experiences. Think "No Country for Old Men" as a gritty PS3 title capable of giving The Last of Us a run for its money, or "Raising Arizona" as a twisted take on a crime-oriented sandbox game...but with a baby involved.
However, the folks over at CineFix, the YouTube channel known for its 8-bit retellings of classic films as if they were retro games, decided on the cult classic, "The Big Lebowski," as the next installment in its 8-Bit Cinema series.
The result is an experience we only wish we'd had back in the '90s.… Read more
Most cameras are lucky to get an update to their firmware, but Canon next year will offer a $500 upgrade to sensor hardware to endow its C100 cinema camera with the new dual-pixel autofocus technology.
The upgrade price isn't cheap, even for a $5,500 camera, but Canon promises significantly better performance from the refit. The dual-pixel sensor technology, which debuted this year on Canon's D70 SLR, splits each pixel on the sensor into two halves; comparing the signals from each side lets the camera better judge which way to adjust focus and to do so more smoothly. … Read more
Canon wants to show off what its new EOS 70D camera can do when it comes to one persistent shortcoming in the digital photography revolution: autofocus.
It's posted two videos -- a demonstration video called Handmade and a behind-the-scenes explanatory video about it -- designed to show what the new digital SLR can accomplish with its new Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DPA) technology. Check below to watch the videos.
No doubt the autofocus technology won't work as smoothly in the real world as it does in these promotional videos with bright lighting, carefully arranged sets, and plenty of … Read more
The Pirate Cinema chaotically visualizes the most popular video torrent files found on The Pirate Bay in a mesmerizing and sometimes visually overwhelming way.
Created by artist Nicolas Maigretto and programmed by Brendan Howell, the cinematic collage involves a custom-programmed box that intercepts real-time peer-to-peer file sharing among the top 100 torrent files (on The Pirate Bay) and projects flashes of the actively downloaded video content on one of three screens.… Read more
While the TV industry figures out what to do with itself as the enthusiasm for 4K, OLED, and 3D trickles out, many of you are making a very basic request. You just want a big ol' honkin' screen.
For an elegant solution that will fit through the door and won't break the bank, you need to ditch the TV and go with a home theater projector.
Welcome to the start of a new franchise here at CNET -- the first episode of Hooked Up! It's the only show where the world of celebrity and technology collide.
This week, Kevin Frazier checks out Cee Lo Green's Las Vegas show "Loberace" and the technology that's involved in creating a massive production that only Las Vegas can do. Cee Lo also talks about his personal health goals, Goodie Mob's comeback, and their search for the next big music artist.
I'll also break down some of the best ways to bring the biggest … Read more
We'll cut right to the chase to save you a little time: Classic Cinemas is a movie theater in Australia. The Classic Cinemas app displays movies and show times for the movie theater, so if you don't live near this cinema, don't bother with this app. While we don't live in Australia, we can at least say that the app does a great job of displaying the current movies, and offering a way for patrons to purchase tickets ahead of time.
Classic Cinemas opens with a main menu with three options: Session Times, Now Showing, and … Read more
Today's desktops are as wide as the prairie, but nowhere near as lonesome. In fact, they can seem downright crowded, and never more so than when you're trying to concentrate on a particular window, such as an embedded video surrounded by flashing banner ads.
Hellogramming's CinemaDrape can help you with that. This simple portable freeware is sort of like a negative screen capture tool, but instead of copying the selected area of your screen, it blacks out all the rest, leaving only your Focus Area visible. If you like watching movies online but hate seeing the controls … Read more
Cinema 4D for Mac is a complex 3D graphics app for Mac OS X. With prices ranging up to $1,000 for a license, this is not a lightweight app decision. It also requires considerable hardware resources to function.
Designed to allow your MacBook or iMac to become a 3D animation studio, Cinema 4D for Mac is a full-featured software package that looks and works like a dedicated animation hardware platform. Learning Cinema 4D for Mac takes a fair bit of time; it may take weeks to become conversant in the software and use the incredible power it has underneath … Read more