Posts Tagged ‘sony’

Sony Acquires Cloud Gaming Company Gaikai for $380M

by Randall Handon July 3, 2012
Here’s a surprising move, Sony has just announced a finalized agreement to acquire cloud gaming service Gaikai for a whopping $380Million USD. With this acquisition, SCE will establish a cloud service and expand its network business by taking full advantage of Gaikai’s revolutionary technology and infrastructure including data centers servicing dozens of countries and key […]
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Casualties Of The VFX Subsidy Trade War: Imageworks Albuquerque

by Randall Handon March 1, 2012
Big news from Sony Pictures Imageworks today as they drop the bomb that they’re closing their New Mexico offices.  VFXSoldier has the best writeup I’ve seen on the topic, relating it to the ever-growing battle over government subsidies. The good news for VFX professionals is that there are other Vancouver shops to jump to but […]


Sony unveils professional 3-D camcorder

by Randall Handon March 15, 2011
Sony has announced that they’ll be jumping into the 3D Professional Camcorder market this NAB with their upcoming “3D XCDAM” camera. At 2011 NAB Show, Sony will unveil the production model of the camcorder, which Honeycutt called “the camera of the future.” The 3-D XCDAM shoulder-mount HD camcorder captures images with two 1/2in 3CMOS (six […]


Sony to serve up Wimbledon in 3D

by Randall Handon March 8, 2011
Sony has won the gig to shoot and show this year’s Wimbleton Tennis matches in 3D, with the finals to be shown in Theaters in glorious HD. “High Definition 3D is… as close to the atmosphere and excitement of Centre Court as actually being there,” the head of Sony Europe, Fujio Nishida, enthused. If you’re […]

Sony’s Holographic 3D World Cup Bid

by Randall Handon December 21, 2010
I have to admit, I know very little of soccer and almost nothing of the World Cup Bid Process.  I heard a while back that Sony/Japan was thrown out of the 2022 Bid, but now I hear they’re back.  Of interest is the sheer manpower required of their entry, which discusses creation of over 400 […]


Sony teases us with NXCAM HD Super 35mm camcorder

by Randall Handon November 17, 2010
Sony is “leaking” out some preliminary information about a new NXCAM HD professional camcorder that patches up a Super 35mm CMOS sensor with an E-mount interchangable lens. Last week it was the “affordable” PMW-F3, and now the company is teasing the NXCAM HD, a decidedly professional-oriented camcorder with a Super 35mm equivalent large format CMOS […]

Sony’s giant outdoor 3D LED display

by Paul Adamson October 5, 2010
At Ceatec 2010, Sony is proudly showing off its high definition, 3-D LED display that is 71 feet long by 16 feet high. Since it is at a conference, the display must be very portable. This version of the display takes about 4 hours to assemble. Larger versions would take longer, of course. It would […]


PlayStation 3D vs 3D Blu-ray player: Third-dimension face-off

by Paul Adamson September 29, 2010
Over the last two weeks we have told you about the new 3-D support that Sony was adding the to the PlayStation3. How well does it actually work? CNET UK has performed a comparison between a dedicated 3-D BluRay player, the Sony BDP-S570, and the Sony PlayStation3. CNET takes a look at the lack of […]

New Sony Ad aims to Annoy Viewers into Upgrades

by Randall Handon September 23, 2010
Sony has a new ad hitting Europe television viewers right now, showcasing the joy of watching Soccer in 3D.  It shows Brazilian star Kaká as he traverses the feed, building speed and strength, before kicking a goal so powerful the goal explodes.  It’s cliche, and kinda fun to watch, but is the beginning of something […]