Put a little line pair pattern in it, so we can see if it plays unscaled 1:1 pixels.
Is anyone else having trouble readjusting to a lowdpi computer monitor? After using the new ipad for the past 48 hours it's really hard looking at a display where I can see all of the pixels.
Yeah man, we're screwed lol.
I really hope Apple lifts some of these restrictions on their device's video playback...
By the way Tom, how was that video encoded? There seems to be an abnormality with the file.
Last edited by Brian Iannone; 03-18-2012 at 10:18 PM.
This is an expert from my blog that includes some feelings on the new iPad and where Apple may be headed with their new tools.
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The A5X chip is enabling a major amount of pixels to be populated. With a screen of 2048x1536, the iPad is able to display nearly the exact same resolution of a 2K film scan. With 1 million pixels more than an HDTV, the new iPad is putting HDTV on notice. Consider this:
In 2002 Apple effectively told the music industry, "This is how you're going to operate and why."
-No one believed them.
In 2007 Apple effectively told the telecommunications industry, "This is how you're going to operate and why."
-A few believed them.
I predict in 2013 Apple will effectively tell the broadcast industry, "This is how you're going to operate and why."
-Who will believe them?
If I were laying the groundwork for taking on broadcasting and migrating it to broadbanding, I would need three major things:
1. I would start with releasing tools that enhance the viewing experience, not inhibit it (Retina). Every person that I show the new iPad to is literally floored with the pictures. And I realized this is the first step in getting consumers acclimated to images that make high definition seem inconsequential.
2. I would need to find a way to integrate that tool into the existing monitoring system (televisions). Last year, Apple made a big push for AirPlay which allows you to easily and wirelessly push content from your computer or iPad to your television.
3. I would need a single place in which to control and distribute all content without the limitations of terrestrial broadcast, satellite or cable (Apple Television). While this hasn't even been announced yet, I predict that Apple is building a device that enables the power of interconnected device control (iPhone, iPad, MacBook, etc) to a computer that is the hybrid of a television and computer in one. This cloud-centric device means you will control it with your phone (goodbye TV remote) and view what you want, when you want through an Apple Television application similar to iTunes (maybe iViews).
Clearly Apple has a plan and I think we're experiencing some major foundational components that are required for the release. But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the isolated power of this latest chip set on the new iPad.
There's something that I recommend those who have a new iPad to try. Transfer a file at a resolution larger than 1920x1080 but with a frame rate of 24 or less (e.g. a 2K video or Tom's 2560p file) to your iPad, but bypass iTunes. Meaning, get the file onto the iPad using a method other than an iTunes sync.
It's possible that the file will play.
I've noticed that bypassing iTunes allows the iPad 2 to play videos with audio tracks at a level above the specifications that Apple sets. This might also be true with video playback on the new iPad.
Also, that's an excellent article Michael! :-)
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