On 3/6/2013 10:45 AM, John Clark wrote:
"I just saw the movie "Beowulf", it's a pretty good movie but what is of interest is the
stunning advance in animation achieved by good old Moore's Law. There were times when I
could swear I was looking at a real human being not something a computer produced.
However there is something puzzling, all the voices in the movie were still made by
human beings. An innocent might think that as video is a much higher bandwidth media
than audio video would be harder to simulate than audio, but apparently that is not the
I don't think it's that audio is harder to synthesize, I think it's just that audio is a
lot cheaper to produce the old fashioned way. If you wanted some really unusual audio
special effects it might be cheaper to synthesize them.
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