Luke Cage: Extended Trailer is Live

Luke Cage: Extended Trailer is Live

Harlem has a new defender, as the first full trailer for Luke Cage is live! The show hits Netflix on September 30, with the official synopsis as follows… In this groundbreaking new series, audiences will witness the evolution of Luke Cage (previously introduced in Marvel’s Jessica Jones) after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones.  Like the preceding Marvel series on Netflix, Marvel’s Luke Cage is a gritty, action-packed drama, grounded in the real world with heroes who focus on saving their neighbourhood and have their feet firmly planted on the ground. And Marvel have released a new trailer, and the poster, both of which can be viewed below… Continue reading…
Source: Luke Cage: Extended Trailer is Live

Building a Raspberry Pi 360 Camera

Building a Raspberry Pi 360 Camera

New 360 videos are all the rage thanks to YouTube. They’re even more amazing when combined with virtual reality (VR) headsets. Also known as “omnidirectional cameras,” these new 360-degree cameras record a complete panorama of video (instead of just what the camera is being pointed at). The viewer then pans around the set, and can look from whatever angle they want. It’s just like being on the set. Buying 360-degree awesomeness isn’t cheap though. And most professional 360-cameras cost over £300. 360-camera project built with a Raspberry Pi

Tinkernut Labs has a much cheaper 360-camera solution involving a Raspberry Pi, a webcam and a Kogeto Panoramic Camera Accessory for iPhone (picked up on Amazon for around $15). The panoramic lens was stripped down, and hooked up to a Raspberry Pi webcam. The Raspberry Pi records the video as a sphere, which is then de-warped to provide a panorama. You lose a lot of resolution in the process, but the result is a full 360-camera project. “The reason I’m using a Raspberry Pi,” says Tinkernut, “is because it’s small, runs Linux and can process and convert the video that captures without the need for an external computer.” The Raspberry Pi 360 Camera requires special software called “Computer Vision” says Tinkernut on his website. There’s an excellent simple computer vision platform called “SimpleCV“, based on the more in-depth OpenCV software. Tinkernut Labs also produces an guide to installing SimpleCV as part of another project. “My main goal is to upload it to the YouTube viewer,” says Tinkernut. “You need to download this YouTube metadata injection kit and run your video through it so YouTube knows that it’s a 360 degree video.” You can try out videos in your browser by clicking and dragging them around. You can play them using YouTube on a smart phone (and move around to change the view). Or you can view them with a VR headset. How-to make the Raspberry Pi 360 Camera The Kogeto Dot camera attachment is designed for an iPhone, not the Raspberry Pi. So Tinkernut used a dremel to remove all the plastic around the lens. “I did this using both really sharp shears and a dremel,” he says. “Then I smoothed out everything using some sandpaper. It’s probably a good idea to put a little piece of tape over the lens hole so that you don’t get any plastic pieces…
Source: Building a Raspberry Pi 360 Camera

Toronto: Leonardo DiCaprio's Climate Change Doc, 'Blair Witch' Sequel Get World Premieres

Toronto: Leonardo DiCaprio's Climate Change Doc, 'Blair Witch' Sequel Get World Premieres

The genre-heavy Midnight Madness section will open with Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire,’ starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer. read more
Source: Toronto: Leonardo DiCaprio's Climate Change Doc, 'Blair Witch' Sequel Get World Premieres

'The Ornithologist' ('O Ornitologo'): Locarno Review

'The Ornithologist' ('O Ornitologo'): Locarno Review

The fifth feature from Portuguese arthouse treasure Joao Pedro Rodrigues stars French actor Paul Hamy as Fernando, a man whose life bears a striking resemblance to St Anthony’s. read more
Source: 'The Ornithologist' ('O Ornitologo'): Locarno Review

FOX in "Significant Talks" For New X-Files, Responds to Criticism of the Revival

FOX in "Significant Talks" For New X-Files, Responds to Criticism of the Revival

Dana Walden, chairman and CEO of FOX Television Group, and David Madden, president of entertainment for FOX Broadcasting Company, were on hand for questions about The X-Files at the recent Television Critics Association press tour. “We would obviously love to do another season,” said Madden. “There are significant talks going on with all three of the principals. Schedules are hard, but we are working hard to get this done, and we would love to get another season out soon.” In response to a question about criticism leveled at the recent revival, Madden said “I actually think that the six episodes were strong. We worked hard with Chris on the previous season. The episodes represent Chris and his team’s vision.” Continue reading…
Source: FOX in "Significant Talks" For New X-Files, Responds to Criticism of the Revival