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C13Features will make fictional podcasts styled after theatrical movies

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Podcasting company Cadence13, which produces, publishes, and distributes a large number of notable audio shows, is launching a new brand called C13Features that aims to offer the equivalent of movies in audio format. The move comes amid the growing popularity of podcast shows, something that has also triggered notable deals including Marvel’s decision to bring some of its biggest superheroes to audio.

Podcasts aren’t a new thing, but they’ve experienced a resurgence in popularity over the past few years, spurring the rise of many popular audio-based shows. As this popularity grew, so did renewed interest in serialized fiction podcasts, as well as dramatized audiobooks — the kind that includes multiple voice actors and sound effects, such as Audible’s Alien originals.

It was inevitable that someone would step forward to merge the two, combining the dramatization of audiobooks with the serialized nature of fictional podcasts. Here’s to get a jump on that market is C13Features, the new brand from podcasting company Cadence13, according to Variety.

These new types of podcasts will range in length from one-and-a-half to two hours, according to the report, which is about the same length as a theatrical movie. Rather than presenting the fictional story in bite-sized pieces (that is, in individual episodes), the entire piece will be contained in a single podcast episode.

Fans are promised stories that feature something akin to a ‘movie arc,’ including a proper beginning, middle, and end. Actors and ‘movie stars’ will be brought in to voice these audio roles, while various talent — including existing film directors — may be brought in to create and direct the shows. C13Features plans audio ‘movies’ across many genres, including comedy, thrillers, dramas, and more. It’s unclear how long it may be before the company releases its first production under the new brand.

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Motorola Moto X30 Pro Will Have An Unusual Camera System

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This is just the tip of the iceberg for the Moto X30 Pro. The strangest thing about the model won’t be its unusually large camera sensor, especially since Xiaomi already claimed that crown. Instead, it will be the use of three focal lengths in the camera system that could mean the removal of one traditional part of that group.

Motorola’s Weibo account revealed that the Moto X30 Pro will have a 35mm focal point at its widest. This will be joined by a 50mm telephoto that could have a 2x magnification, as well as an 80mm longer telephoto option. If this is an accurate description, it would suggest that the phone will ditch the ultra-wide shooter in favor of two telephoto cameras when some of its peers opt to eschew telephoto cameras to make way for a macro alternative.

Whether this will give the Moto X30 Pro an actual advantage over other high-end phones this year remains to be seen, literally. It sounds almost like a mixed bag, at least in the camera department, though the rest of the rumored specs are on par for a 2022 flagship. The Moto X30 Pro, which could go by the name Motorola Frontier in global markets, is expected to run on a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, bear a 6.67-inch 144Hz OLED screen, and boast 125W super-fast charging for its modest 4,500mAh battery.

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2023 Mercedes-AMG EQE First Drive: Electrified Luxury Gets A Sports Upgrade

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AMG promises performance magic, upgrading the EQE EV sedan with supercar-rivaling power to go with a lavish, tech-filled cabin. Can it deliver soul with speed?

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How To Fix Amazon Prime Video Not Streaming In 4K

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Not all Amazon Prime Video titles are available in 4K quality. Older movies and shows often do not support that format, and even some newer flicks will still be unavailable for a variety of reasons ranging from licensing to technical difficulties. As a result, your title of choice might look less-than-perfect, not due to a fault on Amazon’s end, but simply because that title may not support 4K in the first place. 

Amazon has a list of titles available in 4K, so checking whether the one you’re trying to watch is, is fairly easy. You can see all the 4K offerings by heading over to the official Amazon website. The list is not very intuitive in the sense that you can’t check for specifics within the results as this is already a narrowed-down list. However, you can also simply type in the title of your movie or show into the search bar above to check whether it’s available on Prime Video and in 4K.

You can also search directly on Amazon Prime Video. Any variation of “4K,” “4K movies ultra HD,” “4K film,” or even something more specific like “4K romantic comedies” should produce a list of titles that you can watch right now. If you managed to locate your title on one of these lists and yet it still looks underwhelming, there may be other issues at hand.

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