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    Off topic - New scientific creation

    This was from last week's Washington Post. I'm not too sure if this would affect our field but I thought this would be something to tickle the gray matter a bit.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...021902617.html

    Enjoy!
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    This is fascinating stuff. I remember when I first heard about possible "cloaking technology" I couldn't believe they were serious. Now it's looking like a simple version could be made within our lifetime.

    As for whether the super-black material could be used in our field, I'm sure there's a place for it somewhere. I like what they said about using it in telescopes - you can see how the same thing could apply to top-end cameras and lenses.
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    I wasn't too sure if it would change the way cameras are chipped or a replacement for Green Screen. With this known, I'd give this another 3 years to reach the shores of film and video useage.

    Any visionaries here that can make a comment?
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    New green screen

    I a screen actually reflected NO light at all then instead of chroma keying green we could do a very limited luma key and take out just SUPERBLACK, if the cameras could pick up a distinction beween that level of black by the time that is mass-produced i don't know.

    The cloaking would make the ultimate boom mic, you could get it as close as wanted, and would make special effects really easy.

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    Actually, doing similar isn't quite out of the questions. Most studio and ENG/EFP cameras can push out whites up to 120 - 140 IRE and you can luma key out white, we did this in my high school by over-lighting a background piece of paper and properly lighting the foreground.
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    Even though this is a great article and it makes so much sense scientifically, I find it really hard to believe that this is happening. I guess you could say I"m more of those "seeing is believing people" but egh. I don't know. If they had actual video footage of it and not some film hollywood movie thing I'd be interested.

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    The video footage would look the same because your computer monitor does not have that black of a black, for computers black is black and that's as black as it gets.

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    You're right Reeman93 . There are no displays (currently) to electronically replicate that. I wish I had the vision (imagination) to put something like that to use in our industry.

    Maybe we can put it in Chris Harding's lap and see what he can come with!
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