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Movie theaters to use emotion-detecting anti-piracy cameras

By Matthew ยท 67 replies
Nov 3, 2010
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  1. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 551   +9

    I don't like this, There gonna watch me watch a film and study me to see what I do and then chuck adverts in my face. No thanks! Is it not obvious if someone is recording the film with a great big camara. I myself have watched a few pirate films that where shot in the theater, they are annoying as you often see people getting up and the sound/picture is crappy. Its better just to go to the theater.
  2. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 505   +141

    Thats really creepy. Well, I wouldn't go to a theater anyway. I haven't been to one since I was in high school. There is no need to rush to theaters to watch the new releases. It'll still be the same movie when it is released on blu-ray. I'll watch it in the privacy and comfort of my home thank you very much. And thanks to netflix, I prefer not to pirate movies anymore.
  3. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 838   +32

    Want a study? Ok, here it is:

    ~If I like the movie, you'll see that in DVD/BlueRay sales

    ~No, I don't like watching commercials when I go to the theater. I see enough of them on tv at home

    There, there's your study. And look, I saved you a ton of money by just telling you instead of making you spend millions of dollars on emotion detecting cameras...which I have a strange feeling would end up showing in our already increasing movie ticket prices.......odd how ticket prices go up even though the reason you show commercials is to help make more profit.....and now i'm drifting off topic, lol.
  4. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 626   +76

    Wow. So much wrong with this idea. For one, the privacy concerns.
    Really? 2nd, most of the piracy nowadays involves early movie screenings being leaked into the public, where they then get torrented. Most, I'd imagine, but not all.

    A better idea would be to use these camera to check and see if there are any dirtbags masturbating, smoking pot, being drunk, laughing loudly, talking excessively, being obnoxious inside of the theater room and then promptly kick them out. I can assure you this affects your movie ticket sales (for me at least) more than pirating.
  5. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    I wouldn't really have a problem with this but cinemas/movie theatres would need 'consent' I think because alot of people would complain that it's invading their privacy haha =P

    And I think this is a total waste of money because instead they could just have x-ray machines by the entrance of the film corridors etc, or something as simple as asking people carrying bags to show them if they haven't got a video camera... so little sense these days is pathetic =/
  6. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    It's going to be a while before all cinemas catch on to this (peeping tom) trend.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,758   +2,429

    Listen, I don't go to the movies anyway. So, I guess the "genius" that came up with this "idea", will have to troll this forum to find out what I think of it.

    As if I needed another reason to not go to the movies, this takes the cake.

    My 40" TV isn't the big screen, and I only have a 150 watt 10" subwoofer, but trust me, they're plenty potent enough to get the point across.

    That said, theater management can stick their camera up their a**, along with a $10.00 ticket, a $9.00 bucket of popcorn and a $5.00 soda.

    Oh, and my screening room doesn't smell like piss.
  8. satty

    satty TS Rookie Posts: 27

    This is stupido....
  9. Afenix

    Afenix TS Member Posts: 55

    Well that's bad for the pirates, but not bad for me at all. I can't stand all those guys with their nokia phones or amateur cameras trying to film the goddamn movie while i'm trying to watch it!
  10. fluxcapacitor

    fluxcapacitor TS Rookie

    Seriously, night vision goggles? What if I'm in the very back and my girlfriend and I are, how to say, ummm feeling a little bold? This seems like a invasion of privacy lawsuit waiting to explode.
  11. coolhandz84

    coolhandz84 TS Rookie

    All of this updated security was the reason I quit going to movies in the first place(that and the high costs). Don't get me wrong, I may go on the rare occasion if the movie really peaks my interest. Even though they might be filming you in the theater, it's not as though they are using it for evil purposes. It's like any other cctv camera where the footage is only used in the event of a crime. Ordinary, innocent, people have nothing to fear.
  12. fluxcapacitor

    fluxcapacitor TS Rookie

    OK but like I said, what if I wanna "do things" with my girl in a dark theater? Obviously no-ones forcing me to, but say hypothetically we're engaging in whatever, and the guy 2 seats over is pirating the movie? And somehow I found out that not only was this act filmed but repeatedly viewed by many people? Or some malicious individual leaks said footage to the net? Lawsuit.
  13. stwongbad85

    stwongbad85 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    in Russia movie watches you!
  14. blaacksheep

    blaacksheep TS Rookie Posts: 70

    I quit going to theaters long ago too, except for an occasional night out with a bunch of friends. Concessions cost WAY too much, you can't smoke or drink, there's always some jerk behind you commenting every other minute, some mother who can't control her kids in front of you, and i can't stand the smell of that castor oil substance they call "butter flavor" on the popcorn.

    Most of the time, one of my friends or I will just have a movie party at one of our homes, bring booze, pop real popcorn (aka not in a microwave) and load it with real butter, smoke all the cigarettes (or whatever) that we want, and all have a good time watching.

    Screw YOU, Big Brother!

    (not you, coolhandz84, the movie police)
  15. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Damn pirates. Come up with better ways to not be detected! Ha Ha
  16. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    How is this going to reduce piracy exactly? All it takes is for one person to record the movie at some small cinema and upload it to thepiratebay.
  17. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    I only pirate DVDrips and Blu-Ray rips anyway.
  18. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 451   +34

    You come to watch a movie some else will watch a movie of you.Besides all theaters are not going to implement it anyway so probably the uploaders will change the theater & record the movie for torrent users.How do they think that someone is not going to raise a privacy issue & someone is going to upload the movie at some time anyway.

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