video technology

Large LED Screens Replace Green Screens

Large LED Screens Replace Green Screens

Instead of green ccreens some movie studios are using giant LED screens to create backgrounds. These 4K LED video screens can make it seem like the actors are in the rainforest, a space station or a desert. These virtual sets have recently been used in films like...

Videos in Google Photos Breached

Google admitted it may have accidentally sent some users' private videos to strangers after a bug impacted its Photos service. While Google says less than 0.01 percent of users were affected, the user base of Google Photos is over one billion users. So 10 million...

Secure File Saving

There are a lot of good options for secure file saving. These services encrypt your files in transit and during storage. One service even encrypts the files from itself. It's called Firefox Send. They can't reveal the files to law enforcement or any other agency. The...

Protecting Video From Manipulation

Protecting Video From Manipulation

Video from security cameras, body cams and many other sources is important evidence for law enforcement. But this once sacrosanct medium is easily manipulated. Right now you can download free software that uses machine learning to perform a convincing digital video...

Instant Replay 115 Cameras

Instant Replay 115 Cameras

At Sunday's Super Bowl in Atlanta, CBS Sports has 115 cameras, including three SkyCams flying through the air, and 28 others squeezed into the pylons marking the edges of the end zones. As CBS's Ken Aagaard said "You get these definitive shots right here on the...

Changing Faces

Changing Faces

Today you can download software that uses machine learning to perform a convincing digital video face-swap. The video is called a deepfake. It can stitch the eyes of one person onto the face of another person doing lip-sync karaoke. It isn’t perfect yet, but it could...