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Paul Conigliaro - Motion Designer | Editor

Dolby Reference LCD Monitor

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Dolby is producing an LED backlit LCD display that is said to rival CRT monitors. This is what I find most interesting, though:

Power said the new display is not only a reference monitor, but an emulation device. “Once you’ve used our known grade-1 style reference mode for color-correction decisions, you can press a button and have it emulate your favorite consumer displays,” he said. “We can actually go beyond grade 1 and support P3 color space, so you can start to do work in the suite that you previously would have had to take into a more expensive digital-cinema-projector-equipped facility. We can do that right there on a single display.”

That sounds amazing. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but looks to be in the $35,000-$50,000 range.

3D Morphable Face

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

3dfacemorphTake a look at this 3D morphable model face demo by Volker Blantz. The automated matching of Tom Hanks’ face is amazing, but I was even more impressed with the Audrey Hepburn and Mona Lisa sequences.

Apparently, it can sample multiple facial models and extract bone structures, facial expressions, gender, and more. It does seem to approach the uncanny valley, and at other times caricature, but overall, this is very impressive. I guess that’s one step closer to S1m0ne.

[via Motionographer]