SIGGRAPH proved to be very interesting this year. We were there to see the mobile symposium with the ulterior motive of testing out the Samsung Galaxy Note video capabilities.
Our goal is to write and create an entire article on the Samsung Galaxy Note. Taking photos is easy, we'll show you some in another article. Since SIGGRAPH focuses primarily on cutting-edge graphics and software, it proved to be a great place to take video.
Please note, I have absolutely no experience as a videographer. However the demos at SIGGRAPH proved to be very entertaining.
The most fun I had, was at the iClone booth. They have a Kinect set up with an X Box connected in to iClone software. You can choose your character and then animate the character by moving in front of the Kinect.
The Mocap Device Plug-in turns iClone5 into a complete mocap studio solution. With this Kinect motion capturing tool, you can use your own body to control virtual actors, in real-time, with motion smoothing optimizations. The idea is to create to have some a entire mocap studio no wear a markered jump suit! (plug-in only works with iClone5 PRO edition.) As you can see by the screen the left you could even animate yourself to look like an Olympic diver. The diving part gets a little hard in front of the Kinect, lets change that to swimmer.
The entire video was recorded on a Samsung Galaxy Note. I carried the Note around in a CES wallet around my neck. It was very easy to take through the show. Normally when I visit a show, carry a notebook computer and lock it up in the press room or leave in the hotel.