The Kinect sensor is unlike anything we've seen before.
It isn't that the technology is particularly revolutionary -- in fact, most of the components can be found in existing products – it is how they've been implemented.
Microsoft has paired an RGB VGA camera with a resolution of 640 x 480, a depth sensor of the same resolution, and a multi-array microphone into a single peripheral that can gauge distance and motion, digitally map a 3D space, and even visually recognize players and accept voice commands; and it does it all in real time.
@goodwood: I just meant replaced as the cool guy when giving a presentation. I just heard about the "J Allard sit down" and so on. Just gotta change those shades to Kanye West style shades and it's perfect. "He looks like either a child predator or the guy who parks in the high school parking lot like five years after he graduated/dropped out and still trying to pick up 15 year old girls cause "Hey, I use to be the football team, and I can score you some beers/cigs/pot!
And Kudo struck me as especially "hip" and "talking to the audience", too. I really don't know how Microsoft can embarass itself that much. " " Um, Kudo has been around the black a few times.
And his 'tude, while kinda douchey, has been kept up throughout his career.
I also feel the need to mention that Kudo doesn't always wear sunglasses because he thinks it cool, he does because his retina condition (I forget the specifics, there's a youtube video of him talking about it) that makes his eyes extra sensitive to [email protected]: Lovin the video! Gotta get one of those to impose gaming on my girl friend.
"It just seemed like a really fun way to carry a camera and film yourself because otherwise there's no other way to shoot close-ups in a 'Paranormal' movie. The close-up on a teenaged girl's face being scared is a horror movie icon," Joost said.
Usually you're filming forward, so this way you can actually get a reaction shot." The laptop also gave Schulman and Joost the opportunity to reference one of the all-time classic horror movie images. "You've got this 15-year-old girl in close-up, and she can't see what's happening behind her.
If it's dark, the only light is from the laptop screen, which is scary.
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"We were really psyched just to do a shot where the girl's carrying a laptop, and it's just filming her.