High Speed Cameras for Table Top Production

High Speed Cameras for Table Top Production

Today, thanks to high speed technology, we can see a radical change in the “poetics of images”: through high speed, it is possible to achieve spectacular moments that cannot be seen in any other way.

A high speed camera is a device used for recording fast-moving objects or actions as photographic images on a storage medium; in the last few years, a number of cameras have been made and the standard of the images today is fairly good.

In the past, this sort of camera was generally used in scientific research, military testing and in industry, but this technology can now be used in many different ways, from TV commercials to sports broadcasting, so for example in a tennis match we can show the audience a (fast) technical gesture in a different way: something that our eyes cannot see and this is possible through super slow motion.

To better understand the main potential of this technology, we have to understand how a standard camera works and compare it with a high speed one. A standard camera usually runs between 25 fps / 29.97 fps (it depends on whether it is NTSC or PAL standard), so in 1 second we have 25 / 29.97 frames.

On the other hand, with a high speed camera we can run from 25 fps / 29.97 fps to 5300 fps, keeping a high resolution standard (in the family of HD format). This is why it is possible to show something “more” and to see a lot of small details which are missed at normal speed.

Today this new technology can be applied to any sort of video, from sports broadcasting to music video clips.

Of course, the main difference now does not lie only in the technology (which is easily available for everybody) but in the experience achieved and in the expertise of the people specialised in this sort of shooting.

This is a concept to bear in mind for all clients who are new to high speed, because we have also recently seen an abuse of high speed where the final result is only slow motion and the beauty of the image is lacking.

In order to get the best result, it is always recommended to be in touch with a team of specialists, people who are used to working on the beauty and details of the image, always bearing in mind the great advantage achieved through slow motion.

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BTS: The K-pop Pioneer

BTS: The K-pop Pioneer

There are so many k-pop boy groups, while the groups are too numerous to mention one by one. However, some of them just disappear after debut, and only a very small minority of k-pop boy groups can become popular. By the way, there is a boy group who has been on the steady rise since its debut and is now considered as one of the most popular k-pop idol groups. Yeah, it’s BTS.

As BTS is enjoying a huge popularity at home and abroad, many people in the k-pop world are now saying “The boy group is the future of k-pop.” Actually, BTS’ success is considered as being very special by people in the k-pop industry. Because BTS is in Big Hit entertainment, which is not as big k-pop agency as SM, YG, or JYP. Achieving success as an idol group of small and medium agency in the k-pop word is much harder than you could ever have imagined, and that’s why BTS deserves to be called “The k-pop pioneer”.

Then, what do you think is the reason for BTS’ great success? First, the main reason for BTS’ success is that the boy group differentiated itself from other boy groups by doing “real hip hop” music. The group writes its own music and sings about teenager’s life, arousing empathy from young k-pop fans.

Second, some of BTS fans may disagree, but the members have ordinary looks unlike other pretty k-pop idols. They’re not traditionally good-looking, and frankly speaking, I thought they are too ugly to be idols when I saw BTS for the first time. However, because of this, they could become the hottest idol group. I mean, fans could feel more comfortable and familiar with the members because they do not look like cartoon characters.

Third, BTS is an idol group, but its members, Rap Monster and Suga have released their mixtapes just like underground rappers do. By doing so, they stressed the fact that they’re different from other puppet like idols. Especially, Rap Monster, who has polished his rap skills in the Korean underground hip hop scene before debut is getting the spotlight in the k-pop industry by showing off his outstanding rapping ability. He’s been active not only as an idol but also as a rapper, and he was also featured as a rapper in the album of MFBTY, comprised of Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae, and Bizzy who are considered as heavyweights in the Korean hip hop scene.

BTS certainly succeeded in fascinating k-pop fans and it’s mainly because of the group’s image as a skilled hip hop idol. Oh, it’s not just an image. The BTS members have sufficient performing skills and always prove it on the stage. Unlike other puppet like k-pop idol groups, they enjoy the stage and show high quality live performance. Have you been to BTS’ concert? It’s really gorgeous.

So, are you a big fan of BTS? Do you want to know all the stories about BTS members? < BTS: The k-pop pioneer> contains all the things about BTS. The author, who has been working as a k-pop journalist since 2010 gives you answers to all the questions about BTS such as “What are their real personality like?”, “What were they like in school?” and “How did they become k-pop idols?”. The book also includes various stories behind BTS members. So, welcome to the real world of k-pop. Enjoy your time!

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Kanji de Manga Vol. 6

Kanji de Manga Vol. 6

Manga University’s award-winning Kanji de Manga series continues with this sixth volume of original comic artwork designed to teach readers how to identify and write the most common Japanese kanji ideographs. Like the previous volumes, this one is packed with 80 essential kanji that Japanese students are required to learn by the time they graduate from sixth grade. Each page features its own comic strip, kanji pronunciation guide, stroke order, and English explanations.

By Glenn Kardy

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PBS KIDS Video

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Download Festival Japan, 21st Mar, 2019

Download Festival Japan, 21st Mar, 2019




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