Monthly Archives: February 2008

HD Format Wars are over, but who won?

February 20, 2008

The war over which high-definition disc format to choose is now over. Toshiba yesterday announced that it would be withdrawing it’s HD-DVD players from the market and retiring the format. With Warner Brothers deciding to release it’s content on Blu-Ray Toshiba seems to have gotten the message. So, Sony is the winner, right? Maybe....
Read More »

Infrared Pine

February 16, 2008
Infrared Pine

Infrared Pine Originally uploaded by etrigan63 I think I finally nailed the B&W conversions for IR. Sky has the right level of darkness and the Australian Pine is giving off a fine IR reflection. Please comment if you wish.
Read More »

Infrared Skies

February 9, 2008
Infrared Skies

Infrared Skies Originally uploaded by etrigan63 Second in my IR attempts, this one came a little better as a B&W image. Photo was shot RAW and converted to grayscale using the channel controls in Lightroom. Something interesting to note is that light colored objects are reflecting IR light while dark objects are absorbing them.
Read More »

Infrared palms

February 8, 2008
Infrared palms

Infrared palms Originally uploaded by etrigan63 When Leica designed the M8 they elected to install an extremely thin anti-aliasing (AA) filter over the sensor to increase the overall sharpness of the images captured by the camera. However, this had the side-effect of making the M8 sensitive to IR reflections. This manifested itself in certain...
Read More »

Apple Blu-Ray Support: What’s taking so long?

February 5, 2008
Apple Blu-Ray Support: What’s taking so long?

I have been thinking about this topic for quite some time now. What is preventing Apple from officially supporting BD drives and HD content from them? Steve Jobs is on the Blu-Ray Steering Committee for Pete’s sake! Not technology. With the latest refresh of the Mac Pro, even the base model has hardware support...
Read More »