These guys think they're gonna transmit 50 gigabytes
June 5, 2000 5:18 PM   Subscribe

These guys think they're gonna transmit 50 gigabytes from LA to Atlanta over the internet in four hours. During the day.

Boy, have they got a lot to learn. (You'd think Cisco would know better.)
posted by Steven Den Beste (10 comments total)
They have DS-3 connections on each end and the file is 42 gigabytes. And it'll be travelling through Qwest's private network.
posted by tomalak at 6:00 PM on June 5, 2000

It's Hollywood.
Assume hype.
It is kind of a 21st Century thing to be done by TWENTIETH-CENTURY FOX (Did they just ignore the hYpe2K, or are they EVER gonna change the name?)
posted by wendell at 6:14 PM on June 5, 2000

It's do-able, but I'd rather not wait until the day before to start moving the data.
posted by katchomko at 6:16 PM on June 5, 2000

Is the article supposed to say "Matt Demon"?
posted by premiumpolar at 6:55 PM on June 5, 2000

Isn't it kind of funny that 70 years ago, nonstop, transatlantic flights were an amazing feat, and now it's pushing packets across the country?

Somehow, it just doesn't have the same impact as Lindbergh...
posted by mathowie at 9:07 PM on June 5, 2000

Isn't this a normal event with post production companies (I remember one being profiled from Vancouver) leasing space on private networks to ship footage down to Hollywood?
posted by tomalak at 10:31 PM on June 5, 2000

21.1 GIGA-WATTS? Are you mad?
posted by tiaka at 8:15 AM on June 6, 2000

More power to 'em. Let's hope it works and the technology trickles down FAST; I'm tired of designing for clients who agonize over their customers with 14.4 modems. You can't have too much bandwidth.

Is there an ancient art of film making I don't know about? Which presumably came before the modern era the article mentions.
posted by Mycroft at 1:06 PM on June 6, 2000

20Fox has actually put out a press release; several months
before Y2K, noting that they have no plans to change their name.
posted by baylink at 2:14 PM on June 6, 2000

Actually, every indication seems to show that digital projection is worse quality than optical projection. Too much damn artifacting.

And filming on digital video is nothing like shooting on celluloid. Lucas is just being a dumbass.
posted by solistrato at 8:39 AM on June 7, 2000

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