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Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level Hires
News: Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level HiresCreative Content Agency Adds Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung
Bonfire Labs has continued to grow its in-house capabilities, adding three new hires to accommodate burgeoning client demand and enhance its staff infrastructure. Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung have all joined Bonfire, adding experience, creativity and talent to an already impressive Bonfire team.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders With Introduction Of PIX 270i and PIX 250i AT NAB 2014
New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014
News: Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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Colorfront Launches Express Dailies 2014 And On-Set Dailies 2014 With Transkoder
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, today introduced the latest 2014 versions of its industry-leading dailies software – Express Dailies 2014 and On-Set Dailies 2014 with the new Transkoder option. Colorfront will show both new products during NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera
News: AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional CameraNAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. ProRes codecs are well established in many post-production environments and offer wide compatibility with editing, color correction and finishing applications. CION enables today’s growing demand for high frame rate support and offers the ability to output 4K raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. CION can record directly to AJA Pak SSD media at up to 60 frames per second.
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New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production Solution
News: New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production SolutionAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today introduced Primestream NewsPod by ASG, a turnkey integrated HD production and automation package for small and medium-sized newsrooms. Built around Primestream’s FORK Production Suite, the end-to-end solution includes all the hardware and software required to ingest, edit, playout and distribute news content. Primestream will demonstrate its FORK Production Suite at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL10216), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools, on set media management and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11, a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS With 1080p High-Speed AVC-ULTRA Recording To 240fps
Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 AVC-ULTRA Acquisition for Field Mastering and Archiving, Plus Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common Recording Module
Panasonic has introduced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording.(The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.)
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Panasonic Announces Apple ProRes Codec Support For Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today revealed updates to its new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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NAB News: Pablo Rio gets ProRes Encoding
Quantel licenses full range of ProRes Formats for its High Quality Color and Finishing Systems
Quantel announced today that it has licensed Apple ProRes encoding for its full range of software and turnkey Pablo Rio high quality color correction and finishing systems and the software Pablo PA assist system.
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ASSIMILATE Licenses ProRes for SCRATCH Encoding on Microsoft Windows
ASSIMILATE Announced Today New v8 Versions of its SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Software to Allow Encoding of Apple ProRes Files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. The SCRATCH Data-Centric DI System is the Most Comprehensive, End-to-End Cinema and Broadcast Imaging Tool. Artists On-Set or in Post Production Can Now Use Both the OS X and Windows Versions Of The Software, and are Guaranteed the Highest Possible Quality and Encoding Speeds on Each Platform.
ASSIMILATE, the industry's leading provider of DI and dailies digital workflow tools, announced today new v8 versions of its popular SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® software, allowing users to encode Apple ProRes files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. Customers can now use both the OS X and Windows versions of the software, and artists either on-set or in post-production are guaranteed the highest possible quality and encoding speeds on each platform. SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8 (including ProRes encoding for Windows 7/8) are available immediately.
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New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics at NAB 2014
News: New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics at NAB 2014Schneider Optics, Leading lens and filter maker, Schneider Optics will make several product introductions in Booth # C9035 at the NAB convention on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Eyeheight Heads to CPUG Las Vegas SuperMeet
Eyeheight co-founder and sales director Martin Moore heads to the Creative Pro User Group's 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet on Tuesday April 8. The event will take place from 7 pm to 11 pm in the Royale Ballroom of the Riviera Hotel on the second day of the 2014 NAB Show where Eyeheight is exhibiting with Leader Instruments on booth C9511.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9Boris FX™, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 - a package of visual effects for NLE and compositing platforms on Windows and Mac OS. Building on the strengths of previous BCC releases, version 9 adds over 30 new filters and transitions in key areas such as Image Restoration, Film, Stylize, Keying and Compositing, Lights, and Perspective. All BCC effects and presets can now be viewed in the new FX Browser™ window, which is integrated into every BCC filter or transition.
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Mystery and Fashion Mingle in Cinematic Work from Logan & Son’s Luke Gilford and Proenza Schouler
News: Mystery and Fashion Mingle in Cinematic Work from Logan & Son’s Luke Gilford and Proenza SchoulerLogan & Sons debuts “Outside In,” a short film directed by Luke Gilford, adding a thoughtful, cinematic narrative to the production company’s already dynamic portfolio of work. The film stars famed model Kirsty Hume as a mysterious operative on a secret mission in the hills of Southern California to assume the identity of a target with impeccable taste, an architectural masterpiece of a home, and a closet full of fashion label Proenza Schouler. “I wanted to create a narrative and character that push the fashion forward in a meaningful way,” says director Luke Gilford. “I focused on using specific color palettes, props, structural and sculptural elements which create a very aesthetic world, but all anchored within an actual story.”
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China Central Television Installs 80 Nonlinear Editing Systems Based on Matrox DSX Technology
China Digital Video Limited’s Himalaya A1500HD Systems Provide Multi-Format Editing, Realtime Effects, Fast Transcoding, and Easy-To-Use CG And Broadcast Graphics Tools
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the Matrox DSX LE2 card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the heart of its Himalaya A1500HD nonlinear editing system. China Central Television (CCTV), China’s largest broadcaster, recently installed 80 of the Himalaya systems in its facilities to integrate video ingest, color grading, audio/video effects, CG, Dolby audio editing and multi-format video editing.
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Atomos at CABSAT 2014
New Smart Production Tools on Show at CABSAT 2014, Dubai
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FxFactory: Movie Color Plugin Release for FCP, Premiere Pro, AE & Motion
FxFactory introduces Sheffield Softworks Movie Color, now available for Final Cut Pro 7 and X, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Easily apply beautifully stylized, cinematic looks to your footage with Movie Color. With over 50 presets and the ability to design and save your own, Movie Color offers a full realm of customizable options for the perfect photo colorization every time.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Sheffield Softworks Movie Color, now available for Final Cut Pro 7 and X, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Easily apply beautifully stylized, cinematic looks to your footage with Movie Color. With over 50 presets and the ability to design and save your own, Movie Color offers a full realm of customizable options for the perfect photo colorization every time.
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Final Cut Pro X Bristol Effect Release on FxFactory
Bristol from SUGARfx was Designed for Exclusive Use in FCP X.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Bristol to its extensive family of SUGARfx plugins. A sleek and stylish animated 3D theme, Bristol uses 15 animated elements that can be completely customized to fit any project. Use main titles, multiple screen bumpers, title generators and transition elements to create anything from a clean, monochromatic look to a design with a wild color combination that fits the mood of any project. Bristol from SUGARfx was designed for exclusive use in FCP X.
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LumaForge, Canon USA , Seiki and Corning Inc. to Demonstrate High Performance 4K/UHDTV Workflow
Combining the 4K resolution of Canon’s EOS C500 camera with the stunning detail of Seiki’s 65-inch UHDTV and Corning’s optical Thunderbolt™ cabling, LumaForge will demonstrate a high performance 4K video workflow at the annual HPA Tech Retreat.
At the annual Tech Retreat of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) to be held in Palm Springs on February 17th through 21st, 2014, LumaForge, Canon, Seiki and Corning will present a highly efficient and cost-effective 4K workflow for the capture, finishing and display of UHDTV content.
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Horizon Fixer for Final Cut Pro X Released by FxFactory
FxFactory today introduces Horizon Fixer, the newest powerhouse plugin from CineFlare. Created exclusively for use with Final Cut Pro X, Horizon Fixer is the solution for replicating a beautiful horizon in post without the fear of it appearing crooked or unnatural.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Horizon Fixer, the newest powerhouse plugin from CineFlare. Created exclusively for use with Final Cut Pro X, Horizon Fixer is the solution for replicating a beautiful horizon in post without the fear of it appearing crooked or unnatural. Horizon Fixer is now available through FxFactory for just 49 USD.
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Digital Juice “Brings It” With Latest Clip-Based Effects Release
All-New Drag & Drop Series 2 product line features over 400 Full HD QuickTime Video Effects
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing its much anticipated follow-up collection of clip-based video effects called Drag & Drop Series 2. This all-new Drag & Drop series consists of 8 unique volumes of clip-based video effects that you can combine with your video footage for dramatic effect. All effects are delivered as 1920x1080 Full HD Quicktime clips that will work with all editing and motion design software including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Apple Motion, Edius and more.
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New Logickeyboard for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 10
News: New Logickeyboard for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 10Many commands have changed in the latest Resolve 10 version. If you are a Blackmagic Resolve color grading artist, Logickeyboard™ has the keyboard you have been waiting for.
DaVinci Resolve is the industry standard application within color grading, and Logickeyboard is staying in sync with the application with a dedicated shortcut keyboard. We have ensured that the most important key commands are included among the 125 shortcut commands, to help you learn and capitalize quickly on the new Resolve 10 version. And we guarantee value for money as the new layout contains more than 35% extra shortcuts compared to the older Resolve 9 version.
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FrostyGlass Effects for Final Cut Pro X Released on FxFactory
News: FrostyGlass Effects for Final Cut Pro X Released on FxFactoryFxFactory introduces FrostyGlass to its extensive family of SUGARfx plugins.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces FrostyGlass to its extensive family of SUGARfx plugins. A set of eight fully customizable plugins for Final Cut Pro X, FrostyGlass enhances any project by simulating the effect of glass distortions on a video. FrostyGlass freezes the competition with its easy-to-use interface and numerous controls that allow for complete customization, it is the perfect plugin for adding a unique look to your project. SUGARfx FrostyGlass is now available through FxFactory for only 49 USD.
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ALT Systems Appoints New Director of Sales
News: ALT Systems Appoints New Director of SalesMichael Ogorek Joins as Sales Executive, Bringing Wealth of Experience to Company
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has appointed Michael Ogorek to the new role of director of sales. Ogorek will be responsible for managing sales activities for all of ALT Systems’ products and services including Autodesk® Creative Finishing products, Colorfront’s on-set dailies solutions, game development packages, compositing, editing, color correction, restoration, data storage, networking, rendering, archiving and large format film recording solutions.
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CineText Final Cut Pro X Titles Released on FxFactory
News: CineText Final Cut Pro X Titles Released on FxFactoryFxFactory is proud to introduce CineFlare CineText to its family of plugins.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces CineFlare CineText to its extensive family of plugins. Designed exclusively for use in Final Cut Pro X, CineText is the first of many highly anticipated animated title packages coming from CineFlare. Just the right tool for adding professional, animated text titles, CineText adds a burst of life to any project.
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Facilis TerraBlock Opens New Doors for Knock Knock
News: Facilis TerraBlock Opens New Doors for Knock KnockIn 2010, veteran editor Daniel Chaput De Saintonge launched Knock Knock – a creative production studio serving marketing, advertising and PR agencies. Supported by a 12-person team and robust technological workflow, the East London-based company specializes in video, film and animation production and has worked on several projects for clients like Burberry, De Beers, and the British Government.
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RE:Vision Effects announces DE:Flicker for Adobe After Effects - life just got simpler for high frame rate and timelapse capture
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces DE:Flicker™ for Adobe® After Effects®. DE:Flicker is designed to smooth out those annoying flicker and artifacts when shooting high frame rate or timelapse video. DE:Flicker is unique because it not only fixes flicker from artificial light sources but also fixes flicker on multiple objects, even when those objects flicker at different rates. DE:Flicker also minimizes problems when shooting directly at light sources, causing them to "breathe" and change size when shot at higher frame rates.
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Sound Devices PIX 260i Production Video Recorders Get In Sync With Latest Firmware Update
Advanced Metadata Editing Functionality Also Available
Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, announces its latest firmware update, Version 1.50, for its PIX 260i Production Video Recorder. PIX 260i recorders seamlessly replace tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments, while also offering 32 tracks of audio recording and playback. The latest firmware, which is available as a free download to all PIX 260i users, further streamlines production workflows with several powerful upgrades.
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Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC plug-in legalizer for Avid Media Composer
News: Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC plug-in legalizer for Avid Media ComposerEyeheight announces a new addition to its range of software plug-in legalizers. BroadcastSafeMC is designed for use with Avid's Media Composer 7 and Interplay nonlinear editing systems. Compatible with Apple OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems, it is a complete plug-in legalizer, safe-area generator and graphic measurement toolset. Working seamlessly with Media Composer, BroadcastSafeMC enables users to verify and conform their content prior to submission to any file-based quality control system.
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TBD Post Plans for the Future with Facilis TerraBlock
News: TBD Post Plans for the Future with Facilis TerraBlockLocated in the heart of Austin, TX, TBD Post delivers creative editorial, color grading and finishing for commercials, TV series and independent films. Since its inception in 2011, the boutique shop has collaborated on campaigns for brands such as the NHL, IBM, Shiner Beer and Verizon Wireless; TV shows for A&E, TLC, TNT and the Discovery Channel; and indie films like "An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story." One of TBD Post's latest undertakings - a MySpace "Portfolio" campaign featuring short films with artists Hit-Boy, Ace Da God, Findlay and Amadéus - debuted in October 2013. To streamline the storage and management of media for all of these projects, TBD Post depends on a Facilis TerraBlock.
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Price Chopper Returns To Galaxy 61 To Create A Pair of FX-Driven Holiday Spots
News: Price Chopper Returns To Galaxy 61 To Create A Pair of FX-Driven Holiday Spots
Price Chopper recently returned to Galaxy 61 to design and execute a campaign that kicked off the season with a pair of visually enticing spots designed to drive sales and position the supermarket retail chain’s brand just right for the holidays.
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Advanced Systems Group Workshop Covers Complicated 4K Workflow
More than 100 attendees joined Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, in San Francisco on Nov. 20 for its annual workshop, which focused on the growing 4K landscape. 4K Workflow 2013 included educational seminars from several industry experts, as well as networking opportunities with the presenters, a number of vendors, and other video professionals.
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Atomos Ship Spyder Color Calibration
Atomos Spyder is available now giving one touch advanced color calibration to the Atomos Samurai Blade
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning camera mounted recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai and the pocket-sized Connect converters, announce that the Spyder calibration tool is now shipping. Priority sales will be given to pre-orders and general stock will be available through Atomos Worldwide reseller network.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for HyperDeck Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of HyperDeck 4.1 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the HyperDeck Studio broadcast recorder. HyperDeck 4.1 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Eyeheight BroadcastSafePP Plug-In Legalizer For Adobe Premiere Pro Now In Production
News: Eyeheight BroadcastSafePP Plug-In Legalizer For Adobe Premiere Pro Now In ProductionEyeheight announces that its new BroadcastSafePP plug-in legalizer for Adobe's Premiere Pro is now in production and deliverable.
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AJA Ki Pro Helps David Marks Capture Sole-Searching Documentary
News: AJA Ki Pro Helps David Marks Capture Sole-Searching DocumentaryDocumentary filmmaker David Marks approaches each new project with a genuine intent to improve the world and inspire human benevolence. Continuing this tradition, Marks' latest observational documentary, "In the Cobbler's Shoes," follows the workday of Misak Pirinjian - a hardworking shoemaker and owner of a reputable family business in Mill Valley, CA. Highlighting Pirinjian's daily interactions with customers and repairs on seemingly dilapidated shoes, the modern fable illustrates how one man's compassion can impact an entire community. To accurately depict Pirinjian's story, Marks relied extensively on an AJA Ki Pro file-based recording device to capture hundreds of hours of footage in Pirinjian's shop over the course of a year.
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Advanced Systems Group Explores 4K Production, Workflow Challenges At Free Annual Workshop
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will navigate through the growing 4K landscape at its annual workshop, 4K Workflow 2013, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the New People Cinema at the New People building in San Francisco. The free workshop begins at 10 a.m. and includes lunch.
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Major Updates to Adobe Video Apps Now Available
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of major new updates to the video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud, including new capabilities in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Prelude CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC and Adobe Story CC Plus.
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MacVideo Promo Offers Free Boris Plug-In for a Limited Time
News: MacVideo Promo Offers Free Boris Plug-In for a Limited TimeMacVideo Promo, an etailer specializing in apps, plug-ins, templates, and training for Mac video enthusiasts, today announced that it will be offering the Boris Continuum Textures Unit plug-in for free through November 30, 2013. The regular price of the Boris Continuum Textures Unit is $199 USD. The plug-in is available for Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects.
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Next Version of iStopMotion to Support Canon DSLR Live View – Beta Test Now Open
News: Next Version of iStopMotion to Support Canon DSLR Live View – Beta Test Now OpenBoinx Software invites all animation experts and hobbyists alike to beta test the brand new DSLR live view feature in iStopMotion for the Mac. The beta version of iStopMotion supports live view with Canon DSLR cameras, including the Canon EOS 40D, 60D, 60Da, Rebel XSi (aka the 450D in Europe / Kiss X2 in Japan), Rebel T2i (aka 550D / Kiss X4), and Rebel T5i (aka 700D / Kiss X7i). In the past, when you wanted to use iStopMotion with a Canon DSLR camera, you had to do without the greatest feature of iStopMotion – the live preview with the semi-transparent onion skinning effect that allows you to see your next shot and make adjustments before capturing the frame.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Announces Production and Post-Production Conference Sessions at the Content and Communications World Expo
Power sessions include The Evolution of Digital Cameras, NLE Wars, and Blackmagic from Camera to Color, lead by superstar guest speakers Evan Schechtman , Jem Schofield (theC47), David Bigelow (GMatter) and more
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), manufacturer, authorized training provider and conference promoter for the creative community, today announced the MEWShop Production and Post-Production Conference Sessions for the upcoming Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo held on November 13th and 14th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Part of the CCW 2013 Conference Tracks (http://ccwexpo.com/sessions_byTrack.asp), the MEWShop Production and Post-Production Conference Sessions are presented by leading filmmakers and industry experts, including @radical.media CTO and Outpost Digital President Evan Schechtman, theC47 founder Jem Schofield, shooter/editor David Bigelow of GMatter, and Ned Soltz of Digital Video. These and more creative professionals will discuss and debate emerging technologies and the impact they have in the world of production and post.
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Digital Juice Delivers A Little Magic With Latest Clip-Based Effects Collection
News: Digital Juice Delivers A Little Magic With Latest Clip-Based Effects CollectionAll-New Matte Magic product line features easy-to-use Full HD QuickTime black & white animated mattes
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing a new product line called Matte Magic that features 10 unique volumes of black & white animated mattes designed by video editors for video editors. All effects are Quicktime clips that will work with all editing and motion design software including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro After Effects, Apple Motion and more.
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Luminair for iOS 2.5 update released with support for Philips Hue, new Timing FX
Synthe FX is pleased to announce Luminair 2.5 for iOS, the latest update to the wireless lighting control app named 2012 "Lighting Control Product of the Year" by Live Design Magazine. New in 2.5 is the ability to control Philips Hue lights right alongside professional DMX-controlled lighting on stages, in film and TV production, architectural lighting and anywhere else creative lighting is used.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Support for New OS X Mavericks™
Blackmagic Design today released new software updates that add full support for Apple’s new OS X Mavericks operating system.
Customers can now download the Blackmagic Design software updates, free of charge, from the Blackmagic Design web site. The new updates include OS X Mavericks compatibility and interface enhancements for the new operating system and are immediately available for DeckLink, UltraStudio and Intensity Desktop Video products.
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Become a GIFted Animator With iStopMotion
Latest versions of iStopMotion for Mac and iStopMotion for iPad now include support for animated GIF export; iStopMotion for iPad offers new preference options ideal for school and workshop settings; special pricing on both apps until October 20!
From adorable animals to looping videos of the most memorable moments in television and everything in between, the animated GIF has been spreading its way through the interwebs like wildfire. And now with the latest update to Boinx Software’s iStopMotion for iPad (version 2.2) and iStopMotion for the Mac (version 3.2 - more info), you, too have the power to create the next animated GIF internet sensation. In iStopMotion 3.2 for Mac, you can save any sequence of up to 200 frames as an animated GIF right to your hard drive. In iStopMotion for iPad 2.2, you can export the first 200 frames of your animation as an animated GIF and send it by email or iMessage or upload it to your DropBox.
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Sound Devices Racks Up Interest For PIX 260i Production Video Recorders At AES 2013
News: Sound Devices Racks Up Interest For PIX 260i Production Video Recorders At AES 2013Rack-Mounted PIX 260i Enables Unprecedented Audio Control for Production Professionals
Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, showcases the latest functionality for the PIX 260i Production Video Recorders at the 135th International AES Convention (Gotham Sound and Communications, Booth 2738). PIX 260i seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments, while also offering 32 tracks of audio recording and playback. Its latest firmware, version 1.03, brings even more functionality to the end-user.
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Facilis TerraBlock Scores High Marks for NISS
News: Facilis TerraBlock Scores High Marks for NISSStudents and faculty at the Nordic Institute for Stage and Studio (NISS) kicked off the fall semester this year with a revamped post production pipeline boasting a brand new Facilis TerraBlock 24D. Connected to 45 Mac-based workstations running applications like Avid® Media Composer®, Apple® Final Cut Pro® X, Adobe® Premiere Pro® and Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, the TerraBlock will act as a central storage hub for all student projects created in the film and television department.
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FxFactory Now Offering Steep Discounts Storewide For a Limited Time Only
Stock up on plugins from FxFactory, the largest collection of plugins for Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects and Premiere Pro, all available at 20% off from October 1st through 8th
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, today announced a storewide sale on all FxFactory plugins. From October 1st through 8th, all products will be available at 20% off their regular retail price, no coupon necessary. FxFactory offers best-in-class plugins for titling, color grading, keying, stylization, transitions, lower thirds, and much more, and has been named "the de facto standard for software developers writing creative plugins for enhancing FCP X, FCP 7, Motion, Premiere Pro, and After Effects" by MacLife (http://bit.ly/FxFactoryMacLife) and a "gateway to goodies" by Dare Dreamer Magazine (http://bit.ly/FxFactoryDare.) Download FxFactory for free today to browse through hundreds of available plugins already being used by creatives worldwide (http://www.noiseindustries.com/fxfactory/.)
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Bella Corporation Introduces the Shortcut Keyboard
News: Bella Corporation Introduces the Shortcut KeyboardBella Corporation today introduced the Shortcut Keyboard, a new line of keyboards featuring time-saving shortcuts for business and creative professionals.
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Facilis TerraBlock Adds Multitasking to DHX Media’s Repertoire
News: Facilis TerraBlock Adds Multitasking to DHX Media’s RepertoireYo Gabba Gabba!, Super Why, Angela Anaconda and Johnny Test represent just a handful of venerable children’s television series that DHX Media has produced and distributed over the years. Today, the Nova Scotia-based company is one of the largest independent children’s entertainment companies in the world. As it continues to expand, the company relies on a strong post production arm and solid technological foundation with Facilis TerraBlock SAN at its core to finalize new content in time for air.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Desktop Video 10
Blackmagic Design today announced Desktop Video 10, a major new software update for its UltraStudio 4K and DeckLink 4K Extreme capture and playback products that replaces all processing with a wholly new design. This new software update allows for innovative features such as simultaneous capture and playback and will be available in October free of charge.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New HyperDeck Studio Models
Blackmagic Design today announced HyperDeck Studio 2 and HyperDeck Studio Pro 2, new models of its popular broadcast disk recorders. HyperDeck Studio 2 is available now for US$995 and HyperDeck Studio Pro 2 is available now for US$1,995.
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Atomos Announce Spyder Color Calibration at IBC 2013
Atomos Spyder gives Samurai Blade one touch advanced color calibration
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning camera mounted recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will show a pre-release version of the new Atomos Spyder at IBC (Hall 9, D25). Developed in partnership with Datacolor, Atomos have released the world's first field monitor and recorder color calibration tool making available one click color calibration anytime, anywhere while recording.
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Major Broadcasters And Productions Reap Time And Money Savings With Cinedeck Tapeless Workflows
News: Major Broadcasters And Productions Reap Time And Money Savings With Cinedeck Tapeless WorkflowsIBC 2013, Hall 10F.39 – Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, has revealed how major broadcasters, production companies, rental facilities and Hollywood post houses, are reaping significant productivity rewards, saving precious time and money, after implementing Cinedeck recorders in place of traditional tapedecks across episodic TV, live and mobile OB productions.
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Sound Devices Showcases Increased Functionality Of PIX 260i Production Video Recorders At IBC 2013
News: Sound Devices Showcases Increased Functionality Of PIX 260i Production Video Recorders At IBC 2013Rack-Mounted PIX 260i Enables Unprecedented Simultaneous Recording and Network and Audio Control for Production Professionals
At IBC 2013, Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, introduces the newest functionality for the PIX 260i Production Video Recorder (Hall 8, Stand 8.D74). PIX 260i seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments and its latest firmware, version 1.03, brings increased functionality to the end-user.
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iOS 7 With Completely Redesigned User Interface & Great New Features Available September 18
News: iOS 7 With Completely Redesigned User Interface & Great New Features Available September 18Apple® today announced iOS 7, featuring a completely redesigned stunning new user interface, will be available starting Wednesday, September 18 to iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users as a free software update. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and introduces iTunes Radio℠, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes®. In addition, iOS 7 has been engineered with deep technical and design integration with both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
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Apple Introduces iPhone 5c—The Most Colorful iPhone Yet
News: Apple Introduces iPhone 5c—The Most Colorful iPhone YetAll-New Design, Packed with Incredible Features in Five Gorgeous Colors
Apple® today introduced iPhone® 5c, featuring an all-new design, packed with incredible features in five gorgeous colors—blue, green, pink, yellow and white. iPhone 5c is built on a foundation of features people know and love like the beautiful 4-inch Retina® display, blazing fast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel iSight® camera—all while delivering great battery life. iPhone 5c comes with more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, a new FaceTime® HD camera, and iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone.
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Digital Film Tools Accelerates zMatte 3.5
Digital Film Tools today announces that its zMatte plug-in is now GPU-accelerated, making it faster than ever to create motion picture-quality blue/green screen composites. zMatte integrates an assortment plug-ins to handle keying, matte generation and compositing.
Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, today is proud to announce that its zMatte plug-in is now GPU-accelerated, making it faster than ever to create motion picture-quality blue/green screen composites.
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Blackmagic Design to Showcase Its Products at Broadcast & Cable 2013
Blackmagic Design today announced that the company will showcase its new 6G-SDI Ultra HD products, digital film cameras, video editing products, video monitors, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders and waveform monitors in conjunction with Pinnacle Broadcast, a Blackmagic Design distributor, at Broadcast & Cable 2013.
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Noise Industries is now selling Hawaiki AutoGrade through its FCP X plugin marketplace FxFactory.
Developed by Tokyo Productions and Lawn Road exclusively for Final Cut Pro X, AutoGrade is the new automatic image correction plugin with a wealth of top professional features. Designed as an automatic white balance correction tool for when a camera's white balance was incorrectly set in the field, AutoGrade offers a large amount of additional image control, making it a powerful grading suite.
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, is now selling Hawaiki AutoGrade through its FCP X plugin marketplace FxFactory. Developed by Tokyo Productions and Lawn Road exclusively for Final Cut Pro(R) X, AutoGrade is the new automatic image correction plugin with a wealth of top professional features. Designed as an automatic white balance correction tool for when a camera's white balance was incorrectly set in the field, AutoGrade also offers a large amount of additional image control, making it a powerful grading suite as well. Hawaiki AutoGrade is available now through FxFactory for just $29 USD.
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PHYX Releases PHYX Color 3
PHYX Incorporated, maker of visual effects software recently unveiled the latest version of its award-winning PHYX Color 3 plugin collection. PHYX Color is a world-class suite of GPU-accelerated plugins designed for color correction, look development, and color filter simulation. PHYX Color plugins and filters are designed for editing, visual effects, and motion graphics work within major host applications from Apple and Adobe. The demo is free available inside the FxFactory 4 package from Noise Industries.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 10 Workshops to the Fall Lineup
News: Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 10 Workshops to the Fall Lineup
Grade like a pro with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve; August and September workshops taught by ICA co-founder Warren Eagles
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood’s blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 10 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing functionalities among many other upgrades.
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Final Cut Pro X Text Panel Effects Released by FxFactory
Boston based Noise Industries recently added Text Panels from SquidFX to its family of plugins available in FxFactory.
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, recently added Text Panels from SquidFX to its family of plugins available in FxFactory. Designed exclusively for Final Cut Pro(R) X, Text Panels is a great set of title and lower thirds effects that are sure to bring a new element of life to footage. Offering five customizable background shapes to start with, editors can customize titles is almost every way imaginable, and can even import in their own images or videos to use as in the background, making the options for customization virtually endless. SquidFX Text Panels Feature Highlights Include:
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for Blackmagic Cinema Camera!
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for Blackmagic Cinema Camera!Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for the award-winning Blackmagic Cinema Camera to US$1,995.
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Hoods Inc. Productions Shoots “Knockout Carnival” with Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: Hoods Inc. Productions Shoots “Knockout Carnival” with Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that Singapore based Hoods Inc. Productions is shooting “Knockout Carnival,” Singapore’s highest rated and longest running weekly television series focusing on the arts, with Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
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Noise Industries Recently Announced the Availability of Nattress Contrast Effects.
The effects pack is compatible with Final Cut Pro 7 and X, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects and contains four filters: Bleach Bypass, Detail Preserve Contrast, Hyper Contrast, and Luma & Saturation Contrast.
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, recently announced the availability of Nattress Contrast effects.
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Saturday Night Live Film Unit Adds reLink reTooled to Workflow for Stefon’s Farewell
When the Saturday Night Live season finale aired on May 18, the cast bid farewell to longtime Weekend Update correspondent Stefon in a sketch that used pre-recorded elements conformed on the innovative new tool reLink reTooled.
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Blackmagic Design to Host Seminars in Los Angeles and New York
Blackmagic Design will host seminars in Los Angeles on July 25th at the Burbank Airport Marriott, and in New York on August 8th at the New Yorker Hotel, Ramada Plaza.
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Color Precision Plugin for Final Cut Pro X Released on FxFactory
News: Color Precision Plugin for Final Cut Pro X Released on FxFactoryNoise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Lawn Road Color Precision exclusively for FxFactory. Compatible with Final Cut Pro X, this fast, precise and powerful color grading suite offers basic controls for quick corrections as well as advanced controls for detailing. Editors can quickly mask an area with a shape and grade inside or out to emphasize specific areas of the shot, or easily blend two grades together using a range of blend modes. Color Precision also offers side-by-side comparison views. Lawn Road Color Precision is available now exclusively from FxFactory for $49.00 USD.
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Quvis Announces Player To View Studio-Quality Digital Cinema Packages On A Workstation
Today QuVIS announces the release of their highly anticipated DCP Player software, allowing film producers and post production houses to view DCPs on their Apple Mac workstations. The entire DCP can now be easily previewed as many times as needed during post production. The Player offers excellent color representation on computer monitors and attached displays, and is a high quality, affordable solution. “We are very pleased with the utility, play quality, ease of use, and low price we were able to provide in this initial release of our DCP Player. We are also proud of the excellent customer upgrade we are offering for this product. It is now as easy to play a theatrical digital cinema package as it is to play consumer media like DVDs” according to Kenbe Goertzen, QuVIS Chief Technology Officer.
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reTooled.net Launches New Editing Workflow Tool
reTooled.net officially launched its first editing workflow tool, reLink reTooled, today. Designed to efficiently relink and conform timelines, this innovative application minimizes tedium in the workflow and performs tasks found only in high-end finishing software. In seconds, editors now have the ability to relink an offline timeline to clips with different durations, file names and even resolutions.
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Pablo Rio Gets Huge Performance Boost And Yet More Tools
News: Pablo Rio Gets Huge Performance Boost And Yet More ToolsNew software release unlocks multi-GPU processing power and delivers 4K 60fps
Quantel today released a new software version for Pablo Rio that unleashes the full power of its multi-GPU architecture and AJA® Corvid Ultra integration. Pablo Rio's new software delivers "simply phenomenal" performance and adds yet more capabilities to its unique integrated color and finishing toolset.
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Motion Graphics More Accessible with Royalty-Free Apple Motion Templates Channel from MotionElements.com
News: Motion Graphics More Accessible with Royalty-Free Apple Motion Templates Channel from MotionElements.comMotionElements launches its newest channel, Apple Motion templates, to address the growing demand for video templates and the expected increase in the Final Cut Pro & Motion user base. The channel hopes to make motion graphics more accessible for film makers.
MotionElements (ME) launches Apple Motion templates as the latest addition to its growing library of microstock elements. Known for having Asia-inspired stock animation, video footage, 3D models and After Effects templates, the new channel addresses the growing market for video templates and the recent increase in the Final Cut Pro and Motion user base.
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Apple Unveils iOS 7
Completely Redesigned With Stunning User Interface & Great New Features
Apple® today unveiled iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone®, featuring a stunning new user interface. iOS 7 is completely redesigned with subtle motion, an elegant color palette and distinct, functional layers that make it feel more alive. The typography has been refined for a cleaner, simpler look, and the use of translucency and motion makes even simple tasks more engaging. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and introduces iTunes Radio™, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes®.
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Facilis TerraBlock Used on Two ABC Studios Series by DigitalFilm Tree
News: Facilis TerraBlock Used on Two ABC Studios Series by DigitalFilm TreeOn-Site Shared Storage Solution Facilitates Efficient Workflow Solution
Facilis TerraBlock has provided a shared storage solution for two ABC Studios series in Burbank, CA as part of a new workflow process that provides an integrated remote post set up that includes editorial, online, titling, color, dailies and VFX.
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New Lens Flare Plugins for Final Cut Pro X Released by FxFactory
News:  New Lens Flare Plugins for Final Cut Pro X Released by FxFactoryNoise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, now offers SUGARfx Xflare through its plugin platform FxFactory. What was once an undesired side effect from sunrays filtering through lenses is now a widely popular look. The powerful plugin, designed exclusively for use with Final Cut Pro X, lets editors add completely customizable lens flare effects to footage. Users can achieve the desired look within just a few seconds by selecting one of the many presets and dropping it onto the clip like any other effect. The easy-to-use parameters and on-screen controls allow editors to make precise adjustments to the flare.
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Arby’s New National Ad Campaign Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: Arby’s New National Ad Campaign Shot on Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that Glendale, CA based production and post house Fisher Film Works used Blackmagic Cinema Camera to film Arby’s recent “King's Hawaiian Roast Beef Sandwich” commercial, a nationally syndicated co-promotion with Adult Swim. The television spot, which features an artist painting a picture of the sandwich, was also colored using Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, the world’s most advanced color correction tool.
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MTI Film to Demo Sony Workflows at Cine Gear
At the upcoming Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles,MTI Film will demonstrate end-to-end workflow solutions, based on its groundbreaking Cortex product line, for the latest generation of Sony digital camera systems. The demos will be conducted at the Sony booth (S218) and will feature MTI Film’s flagship product, Cortex::Control Dailies and its use for on-set review, dailies processing, media archiving and deliverables production. The 2013 Cine Gear Expo is set for May 31st through June 1st at The Studios at Paramount in Los Angeles.
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Sound Devices PIX 240i KIT Heads To Tinsel Town For CINE GEAR EXPO 2013
News: Sound Devices PIX 240i KIT Heads To Tinsel Town For CINE GEAR EXPO 2013Kit Adds Even More Portability for Professional Video Production On the Go
Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, will be presenting its new PIX 240i KIT, an all-inclusive kit that provides all of equipment needed to use the company’s PIX 240i in professional video production applications, at Cine Gear Expo 2013 (Booth 94).
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DP Alex Buono Takes ‘Saturday Night Live’ to 4K with AJA Ki Pro Quad
News: DP Alex Buono Takes ‘Saturday Night Live’ to 4K with AJA Ki Pro QuadNBC Paving the Way for 4K with Proof-of-Concept 4K Workflows for Pre-Produced Program Segments
AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, recently released the Ki Pro Quad file-based recording device for professional 4K and HD workflows. Alex Buono, Director of Photography for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit, recently used the AJA Ki Pro Quad together with a Canon C500 camera to capture "Kanish,” a 1970s cop show spoof starring Zach Galifianakis and Bill Hader. Ki Pro Quad is the only tapeless recorder that supports live debayering of 4K Canon RAW camera data with simultaneous recording to Apple ProRes 422 or ProRes 444 files.
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iStopMotion for iPad 2.1 Updated with WebDAV Support and Push Notifications
Boinx Software has just released iStopMotion for iPad 2.1. The latest update to the software company’s stop motion animation app for the iPad® 2 or higher now offers WebDAV support and push notifications. With WebDAV support, teachers using iStopMotion for iPad to enhance the curriculum can easily set up a local server to collect work created on multiple iPads, allowing students to collaborate on class- or school-wide projects. This eliminates the need for a cloud service such as YouTube or Dropbox, which is especially important since using the cloud is often restricted in many schools.
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Sound Devices Scores A Slam Dunk For Professional Basketball With PIX Production Audio/Video Recorders And Accessories
News: Sound Devices Scores A Slam Dunk For Professional Basketball With PIX Production Audio/Video Recorders And AccessoriesPIX 240i and PIX 260i Help Streamline Workflow Off the Court for Two Seasons in a Row
Since February 2012, Sound Devices, experts in audio and video products for field production, has been behind the scenes, aiding in the production of professional basketball games for the NBA. Continuing through to the 2012-2013 NBA season, the company’s PIX 240i and PIX 260i Production Video Recorders have been mainstays in the league’s starting lineup for broadcast and online video productions.
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Turn Your Computer Screen Into a Movie Set With iStopMotion 3.1
New Screen Capture feature provides animators with a new medium for animating
iStopMotion 3.1, the latest upgrade to Boinx Software’s award-winning stop motion animation software, now includes a Screen Capture feature, requested by many users. Artists can easily capture frames from the screen to create stop motion animations or timelapse movies by pairing the software with illustration programs such as Photoshop or InDesign, or any other app, for example, to document the creation of a drawing. They can then export movies in Apple® ProRes format (if the codec is installed), and import directly into Final Cut Pro® X for further editing, without the need to transcode. iStopMotion 3.1 continues to be perfected with bug fixes for better functionality.
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Sound Devices Offers Enhanced Recording And File Transfer Options For PIX 260I Users
Latest Firmware Update, Version 1.02, Now Available for Free Download
In an effort to continue to streamline workflows for production and post-production environments with its rack-mounted PIX 260i Production Video Recorder, Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, now offers expanded audio and video recording and file transfer capabilities with its newest firmware update, Version 1.02. Available as a free download to all PIX 260i users, this latest version will be highlighted at Cine Gear 2013 (Booth 94).
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Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt Announce Immediate Availability of SliceX powered by mocha
News: Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt Announce Immediate Availability of SliceX powered by mochaNew Final Cut Pro X Masking Plug-In Integrates mocha Planar Tracking Technology for Fast, Accurate Masking with Fewer Keyframes
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award winning mocha Planar Tracking technology, and CoreMelt today announced the immediate availability of a new Final Cut Pro X masking plug-in, SliceX powered by mocha. This new version of SliceX, previewed at NAB 2013 last month, comes as a result of a strategic partnership between Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt, resulting in the integration of Imagineer’s award winning Planar Tracker into CoreMelt’s shape masking tool.
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STS-GRIOT Gets Organized with Facilis TerraBlock SAN
News: STS-GRIOT Gets Organized with Facilis TerraBlock SANMichigan-based creative editorial boutique STS-GRIOT offers clients a complete post-production experience – delivering rough cuts, finishing, motion graphics, compositing, color grading, sound design and more. Award-winning editors at the mid-size studio collaborate with local and national ad agencies to deliver TV and web spots for high-profile companies such as Toyota, Ford, Chevy, Comcast and the US Navy.
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Tiffen Photo fx Ultra Wins a Highly Coveted TIPA Award
News: Tiffen Photo fx Ultra Wins a Highly Coveted TIPA AwardThe Technical Image Press Association names the Tiffen Company’s photo editing app for the iPad the Best Mobile Photo App of 2013
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, announced its iPad app, Tiffen Photo fx Ultra v5, has been named “Best Mobile Photo App of 2013” by the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). According to the TIPA website, editors of the member-magazines (full list can be found here) evaluate products introduced to the market in the past 12 months and base judgments on “innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease-of-use, as well as price/performance ratio.”
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Sound Devices Pix 240 Keeps Pace With Sprinting Cheetahs Fornational Geographic Magazine
News: Sound Devices Pix 240 Keeps Pace With Sprinting Cheetahs Fornational Geographic MagazineProduction Video Recorder Offers Powerful Monitoring Capabilities in a Compact File-Based Unit for “Cheetahs on the Edge”
When National Geographic magazine challenged Director of PhotographyGreg Wilson to create a shot tracking a sprinting cheetah—in the spirit of Eadweard Muybridge’s 1878 image of a running horse—he turned to the Sound Devices PIX 240 Production Video Recorder for the shoot’s dailies, monitoring and backup.
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KillerKeys® VR Now Available Through The Mac App Store
News: KillerKeys® VR Now Available Through The Mac App StoreBella Corporation today announced that one of the latest additions to the KillerKeys family of products, KillerKeys VR, is now available through the Mac App Store.
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Bluefish444 Thunderbolt™ Drivers Certified With Sonnet Technologies’ Thunderbolt Expansion Products
High quality, portable SDI I/workflow solution for AVID Media Composer 6 Users running Apple OSX
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced today that it has certified the Sonnet Echo™ Express Pro Thunderbolt™ Expansion Chassis for use with its forthcoming Apple OSX plug in for AVID’s Media Composer 6.
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Sound Devices Introduces PIX 240i Kit At The 2013 NAB SHOW
News: Sound Devices Introduces PIX 240i Kit At The 2013 NAB SHOWConvenient Kit Includes All Necessary Equipment for Professional Video Production
Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, unveils its PIX 240i KIT, an all-inclusive kit that provides all the equipment needed to operate the PIX 240i in professional video production applications, at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C2849).
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Boris FX Expands Real-Time Performance of Boris Continuum Complete
New Boris Continuum Complete v8.2 Features Fast OpenGL Rendering, New Real-Time Filters
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) Version 8.2. The new v8.2 release features up to 100% improvement in render time for OpenGL-accelerated filters. In addition, nearly all BCC AVX for Avid filters can now be rendered in real-time.
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World-Renowned Editor Walter Biscardi, Jr. Launches Industry Training & Website
News: World-Renowned Editor Walter Biscardi, Jr. Launches Industry Training & WebsiteA Production Website Focused on the Creativity and Business Behind the Technique
Millions of creatives the world over know editor & Post Production specialist Walter Biscardi, Jr. thanks to the CreativeCow.net website where he has shared knowledge and advice to countless people since 2000. Over 25,000 online posts later, Walter is sticking to his roots of helping to educate his production and entertainment peers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraNew compact Super 16 digital cinema camera with 13 stops of dynamic range, allows shooting with a professional film look in a beautiful design that fits in your pocket!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a beautifully designed, pocket sized digital cinema camera that includes powerful features such as Super 16mm sized 1080HD sensor, super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, built in SD card recorder for Apple ProRes, lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW capture and active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all in an attractive compact design for only US$995.
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Atomos Announces Samurai Blade
Samurai Blade is the sharpest production tool yet from Atomos
Atomos, creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the acclaimed Connect converters, announces Samurai Blade at NAB 2013, (8-11 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C8218).
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Production Camera 4KProfessional 4K production camera features large Super 35 size sensor with professional global shutter, EF mount optics and high quality ProRes 422 file recording
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, a new high resolution 4K digital film camera with an innovative large Super 35 size sensor with professional global shutter, combined with precision EF mount optics and high quality Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) file recording for only US$3,995.
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Boris FX Showcases New VFX Browser for Boris Continuum Complete
Quickly Preview Thousands of Visual Effects Presets with Host Application Video
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today unveiled a new VFX browser for its flagship Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) plug-in collection. Available as a free download, the new BCC Effects Library Browser plug-in allows editors and motion graphics artists to instantly preview thousands of BCC presets via animations that integrate timeline video. The free plug-in can be used on any system with a BCC-compatible host application – even if BCC is not installed.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Ultra HD Recording for HyperDeck Studio Pro
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Ultra HD Recording for HyperDeck Studio ProBlackmagic Design today announced a new software update for its HyperDeck Studio Pro SSD recorder/player that will add Ultra HD recording in Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) format. This update will be available in May as a free update for all HyperDeck Studio Pro customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink Mini Monitor and DeckLink Mini Recorder
Capture and playback SD/HD using low cost PCIe cards for monitoring and capture.
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink Mini Monitor and DeckLink Mini Recorder, two new capture and playback solutions featuring 3 Gb/s SDI and HDMI connections plus high speed PCIe technology.
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In this episode of Final Cut Help, Richard Harrington takes a look at keyframing the three way color corrector in FCP. As details change in a movie clip you can have the filter adjust its values over time. This example uses a video of a bird starting in a bright sky and ending in water which is darker, the contrast transition is controlled by keyframing the saturation and color correction.
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Setting the stage for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
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