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(MIT)   How MIT is deconstructing video to make the invisible become visible, from a visible pulse to seeing baby's subtle breathing. Porn applications remain infinite   ( web.mit.edu) divider line
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2012-06-26 09:44:15 AM  
The flushing of that man's face reminds me of A Scanner Darkly
2012-06-26 11:16:08 AM  
If there's "baby breathing" porn out there, I hope I never see it.
2012-06-26 11:17:29 AM  
2012-06-26 11:37:00 AM  
Meh; Its been done.

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Right, Danny?
2012-06-26 11:52:58 AM  
Thanks, Subby. May be the most interesting thing I see today.
2012-06-26 11:58:29 AM  
Good to see that it's the same old crowd getting accepted to SIGGRAPH every year.
2012-06-26 01:25:52 PM  
I would enjoy seeing this as a plug-in for Youtube. Could be very entertaining.
2012-06-26 02:31:56 PM  

2chris2: If there's "baby breathing" porn out there, I hope I never see it.

You've never seen "A Serbian Film", have you?
2012-06-26 03:31:07 PM  
That is really cool. I'm looking forward to seeing more applications.
2012-06-26 07:23:47 PM  
Aw, you can see its widdle head.
2012-06-26 09:25:40 PM  
Can we make his unibrow invisible?
2012-06-26 11:26:43 PM  
When I studied videography, we were taught that in most video, the most overlooked element is audio. I went on to train DJs and study audio production, so I came to appreciate that very much.

I'm sad to see that in many areas, attention to audio continues to decline. People on radio now -- even professionals -- speak too fast, stumble over their words, run words together, mutter, and, maybe worst of all, swallow the ends of sentences.

This last is an irritating but very common habit of common modern speech. It would be nice if the medical technologist might appreciate that the videographer's audio pickup is not magical, but he's a busy man and may have just not considered it. The videographer has no such excuse. It's rough enough that this fellow has an accent, and a rather blurry voice. The videographer should have taken some time to coach him on how to speak to a microphone. Or maybe the videographer, like many, just assumed his sound people would make magic happen. But could they not even clean this up in post-prod? A parametric equalizer could have fixed that. But I guess it would take time and effort, and hey, it's also boring.

It's too bad that what this man had to tell us got lost in the mix. I mean, I caught most of it, but a great deal got drowned out in the music bed that really didn't need to be there. Which reminds me: If the subject matter is interesting, I don't need the added ambience of a fern bar to be able to pay attention.
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