Netblender’s forthcoming “BD Touch” application brings BD Live integration to the iPhone, and that brought a few questions to mind. Netblender’s CEO John Harrington answers the questions we had regarding this new technology. Tyler: What are the limits of the BD Touch framework? Can it write directly to the iPhone hardware? Like how the WiFi [...]
At both the Sony booth and the BDA booth at CES today we were shown BD Live presentations and demonstrations on real ‘live’ systems.
Firstly, and possibly the best news for many, it was very clear that the primary BD Live device currently is the Playstation 3. The firmware development for BD Live has been underway for some time and all of the demonstrations today were presented using PS3 platforms. There was no official word on when it will be available, but it was described as ‘almost ready’. And we hope it will at least be in time for Saw IV on January 22nd.
There is a lot of talk about Seamless Branching, particularly the upcoming Warner title Return to House on Haunted Hill. Multiple sources are stating that this title will have seamless branching on Blu-ray Disc but not on HD DVD. This is not the first time – the Nine Inch Nails title Beside You in Time [...]
From the press release: Using Amazonís CustomFlix, which is a disc-on-demand service, this venture will lower the barrier to entry for independent filmmakers to produce and distribute movies in the HD DVD format. The project will provide free authoring and setup services for up to 1,000 selected indie titles. In addition, the Sundance Channel will [...]
Microsoft’s HDi Guru Peter Torr, has a great article on HD DVD authoring options for both the PC and Mac platforms. He covers everything from $40 applications, to the $40K+ applications that the big studios use. Read