Videos

Am locked out of my office right now (because I didn’t make a copy of the key when I had the chance)… So here’s a compilation of videos that attracted my attention over the week.

CCTV Commercial

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Very nice advertisement for CCTV produced by Troublemakers.tv. Love the 水墨画 effect; it reminds me of the how Harry viewed captured memories in this year’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Favorite moments goes to all the animation of the human figures.

Single Ladies

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Great cover for Beyonce’s Single Ladies by Pomplamoose. Heh~ This apparently is known as a VideoSong, a new medium with 2 rules:

  1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).
  2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).

Interesting~ But I was hoping that there were more variations in the VideoSong. Then again, it’s something that I could never accomplish and I am extremely impressed with what they achieved.

Courier

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Next is an update to the Microsoft Courier tablet. The user interface has become less futuristic (and more realistic?). For example, the URL bar now uses a GO button instead of a pen gesture to initiate loading of a webpage. Am quite curious to see how well the handwriting recognition works and how the user interface is going to present multiple search results when one searches through all his journal for a rather common keyword. Interesting to note that the pie-shaped menu design is once again used for the color palette.

This is still something that I look forward to its actual product launch.

Flash 10.1

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This last bit belongs to the extremely geeky category. Adobe recently unveiled Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 software with the public developer beta expected to be available later this year. The important bit of this release is that the player will finally be GPU-accelerated. No more high processor cycles when playing YouTube movies — reduced laptop heat and improved laptop battery life. This is extremely useful for my MacBook Pro considering that one of the internal fan is down, and the operating system is advising me to service my battery. 😦

OK… Time to get back to work…

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