1. Sony Video Cameras: These aren’t your parents’ video cameras! Sony has introduced new innovative, multi-use cameras, including a 4K handheld movie camera, an action video
camera, a music video recorder, and Cyber-shot video cameras that
can interact with your smartphone. The company introduced the new cameras at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. You can read more about the new cameras here.
2. M-Go App: In an effort to compete with iTunes, M-Go, the online movie storefront, has announced that its app, which enables viewers to stream new video releases directly, will work on 2012 and 2013 LG Smart TVs. M-Go, a joint venture between DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor, already has deals with five of the major Hollywood studios to sell and rent their movies. Read more about it at TechCrunch.
3. Kodak Is Back: Eastman Kodak is out of bankruptcy, the company announced, saying that its motion picture film business “represents a stable and profitable division of the company.” Though it’s being repositioned as a technology company, Kodak has said it will continue to support film. Phew!
4. YouTube Fest: Canadian
YouTuber Corey Vidal and ApprenticeA Productions are launching the world’s
first festival dedicated to showcasing video content. Buffer Festival will be held at TIFF
Bell Lightbox, Scotiabank
Theatre, Glenn Gould Studio, and the Jane Mallett Theatre from Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10, 2013, and will feature 50 feature-length shows over 3 days. Find out more info about the fest here.
5. New York Times: In partnership with Film Independent, The New York Times is hosting its first “Indie Online Film Festival,” streaming four titles on NYTimes.com for free (including “Towheads,” highlighted above) during September. Find out more about the films here.
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