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Posted on Sunday, May 1st, 2005

Dave!One of the (many) things to love in the new MacOS X Tiger release is the new High Definition video codec that's built into QuickTime 7. The technical name for it is "H.264," whereas the "H" stands for "Holy crap this is amazing-looking video!" At first I had a little trouble with playing samples from Apple's HD Gallery, and assumed it was because my computer wasn't fast enough. But I think that might have just been because Spotlight was indexing in the background at the time... now it works great on my Dual 1.42GHz G4 Mac.

All the clips are amazing (and big!), but the movie trailer for "Serenity" is just jaw-dropping. I must have watched it a dozen times now. Each and every frame looks like a hi-res photograph instead of the blurry mess you get from regular video compression. Just look at the detail...



Every pore in her face... ever hair... is clearly visible. It's almost surreal. Now compare that to the previously released "large-sized" trailer...


Incredible. It doesn't hurt that the movie looks like it's going to kick huge amounts of ass when it arrives on September 30th. I was not a real fan of the cancelled "Firefly" television show, but I will absolutely be going to the feature film sequel.

Right now, QuickTime 7 is only available for the Mac, but a Windows version is promised soon.

I so want a $10,000 HD video camera right now.

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  1. Ben says:

    Jumping Jimmy! I think I just wet my epants! That’s amazing stuff.

  2. karla says:

    O god I want to see the Firefly movie SOOOO bad.
    I am a huge fan of the series, and am so mad it only existed one small season. I can’t WAIT til the movie gets here.
    Oh, and yeah, the Mac stuff sounds cool too. (grin)

  3. Art says:

    Sooooo……. next year you’re givin away a $10,000 HD video camera? Cool…………very cool. I’m so totally there dude. Your generosity is only outweighed by your references to ass, whether they be, “Clown ass fire”, or, “sucked ass”. Oh Dave’s references to ass, let me count the ways. There is the afore mentioned, “ass de la Clown” and something does, “suck” ass on a regular basis. I have seen references to an, “asshat” and there is of course the, “sloppy-ass”. One has to mention the old standard, “dumbass”. The uniquely Dave, “bat-ass crazy” and “nasty-ass wet and slimy”. Can’t forget, “lame-ass” and “half-assed” and “asswipe”. “Kick-ass” and “bad-ass” and even a reference to Dave’s ass, “my ass”. I guess this makes you an “ass” man Dave.
    Reading my post I find that it is representative of, “stupid ass”.

  4. Dave2 says:

    Nahhh… just smart-assed. 🙂

  5. Ben says:

    Asshat is perhaps the best assist to blogography.

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