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Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014Visit Imagineer Systems at booth 817 for demos of the newly released mocha Pro 4 with advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows, Python scripting and more improved features
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s annual SIGGRAPH conference, taking place from August 12th through 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada. Attendees to the show can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (817) to learn more about the launch of the mocha Pro v4, which features a brand new Stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects facilities. Members of the Imagineer Systems team will be presenting demos daily at the booth.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New "heads up display" for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new "heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Flex v5 with GPU support for After Effects
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Flex™ version 5 with GPU support for Adobe® After Effects®.
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MotionElements Among Singapore’s Promising SME 500 Business Luminaries
News: MotionElements Among Singapore’s Promising SME 500 Business LuminariesMotionElements is Among Singapore’s Most Promising SMEs for the Year 2014 as Endorsed by the Promising SME 500 Campaign for its Exceptional Achievements and Contributions to the Entrepreneurial Culture in Singapore.
MotionElements Pte Ltd has distinguished itself, as one of the Promising SME 500 Campaign’s most honoured Business Luminaries for the year 2014. The distinction comes shortly after the company’s successful showing in the recent 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and is in appreciation for the rapid growth that the company has enjoyed over the past year.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495
Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of August 2014. This Summer Special price is subject to limited availability, after which the price will return to the usual recommended retail price of US$995.
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Snapshots Effect Plugin Released for Final Cut Pro X
News: Snapshots Effect Plugin Released for Final Cut Pro XDesigned to be Very Easy and Quick-to-Use, XEffects Snapshots is a Plugin for Final Cut Pro X that Automatically Freezes Video, Inserts it into a Frame & Positions it onto a Background in 3D Space.
XEffects Snapshots is a plugin for Final Cut Pro X that automatically freezes video, inserts it into a frame and positions it onto a background in 3D space. Applying Snapshots to footage adds an instant level of professional design and class. The user can display a single image for impact or string a succession of Snapshots together to make a montage or title sequence.
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ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQ
News: ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQARRI is announcing support for the new Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, the highest-quality version of ProRes to date, which is designed to preserve the incredible detail in high-dynamic range imagery through high-end video postproduction. ProRes 4444 XQ will be available in the next Software Update Packet for ALEXA cameras.
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Adobe Releases New Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $9.99 Per Month
New Creative Cloud Technology Connects Latest Photography Tools; New Photoshop Mix Debuts for iPad
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Designed for anyone interested in photography, the new plan brings together -- for USD$9.99 per month -- Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, two tools that have fundamentally impacted how photographs and imagery shape our visual culture, as well as Lightroom’s breakthrough mobile apps on iPad and now iPhone. Also introduced today is the all-new Photoshop Mix, a new iPad app that provides access to powerful Photoshop features normally confined to the desktop, enabling compositing and transformative edits while on the go. Built using the new Adobe Creative SDK, Photoshop Mix delivers new levels of Adobe imaging precision and magic to mobile users.
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Premiere Hollywood Music Catalog "Riptide ONE" Now Available for National, International and Regional Advertisers and Brands
News: Premiere Hollywood Music Catalog "Riptide ONE" Now Available for National, International and Regional Advertisers and BrandsRiptide Music Group, a top, Los Angeles-based music sync licensing and publishing company, has created “Riptide ONE,” an exclusively-represented, one-stop music catalog. Riptide ONE is a carefully curated commercial song and big-screen trailer music catalog from active, award-winning bands, indie artists, producers, and record labels.
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“The Wolf of Wall Street” Oscar®-Winning Sound Editors Return to Manhattan for "Sight, Sound & Story"
Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille gather at MEWShop’s 'Sight, Sound & Story" event on June 14th for the MPSE SoundShow NY, sponsored by Audio Network
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting the Oscar®-winning sound editors behind blockbusters hits such as “Hugo,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island” and, most recently, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Joining MEWShop for the popular event "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 14th, Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille will present the MPSE SoundShow NY panel “‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Soundscape From Production Audio to Final Mix,’ moderated by sound editor and designer Pam DeMetrius-Thomas and sponsored by Audio Network.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Celebrates "Ghostbusters" Milestone Anniversary With Theatrical Re-release And All-New Special Edition Blu-ray Anniversary Editions
Theatrical Re-release Hits Theaters August 29; Blu-ray Anniversary Editions of "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II" Available September 16
Sony Pictures Entertainment will celebrate the 30thanniversary of its blockbuster franchise "Ghostbusters" with a series of special events and home entertainment releases. As a highlight of the celebration, the original 1984 film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).
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The Tiffen Company to Showcase New Products From Steadicam, Domke, DFX and Lowel Lines at 2014 CE Week
Tiffen Will Celebrate This Year’s CE Week Presence with Exclusive Looks at Revered Imaging Accessories and a Special Reception for The Media
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, will be showcasing its celebrated product lineup once again at this year’s CE Week. The industry’s official mid-year conference and new technology showcase, CE Week will be held in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion from June 23rd through June 27th, with line shows and exhibits taking place on June 25th and 26th. Tiffen will be showcasing its award-winning digital imaging accessories at booth #50 with Tiffen technology experts on hand to answer questions and host product demonstrations.
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Codex Shows Advanced Motion Picture Workflows At Cine Gear 2014
News: Codex Shows Advanced Motion Picture Workflows At Cine Gear 2014Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, will highlight how Codex Vault and other Codex-developed recording systems can be easily integrated with the latest technology, from partners including ARRI, Dolby, FilmLight and Ncam, to create streamlined capture-to-post workflows for motion pictures, at the Codex booth (#47) during Cine Gear 2014, June 6-7, Paramount Studios, Los Angeles.
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Apple Announces OS X Yosemite
News: Apple Announces OS X YosemiteIntroduces Refined New Design, Powerful Apps & Amazing New Continuity Features
Apple® today announced OS X® Yosemite, a powerful new version of OS X redesigned and refined with a fresh, modern look, powerful new apps and amazing new continuity features that make working across your Mac® and iOS devices more fluid than ever. The new Today view in Notification Center gives you a quick look at everything you need to know, all in one place; iCloud Drive™ is located within the Finder and can store files of any type; and Safari® has a new streamlined design that puts the most important controls at your fingertips. Mail makes editing and sending attachments easier than ever; Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to the other; and Instant Hotspot makes using your iPhone’s hotspot as easy as connecting to a Wi-Fi network. Yosemite even gives you the ability to make iPhone® calls on your Mac.
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The Steadicam Division of the Tiffen Company Expands Its Collection of Smoothee Stabilizing Options with New Drift Camera Mount
Capture All the Intensity, None of the Bumps With New Drift Camera Mount for Steadicam Smoothee
The Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, has released a new Steadicam Smoothee mount for Drift action cameras, expanding its collection of stabilizer options for filming enthusiasts and professionals. The Steadicam Smoothee, which is featured in the new Apple “Powerful” commercial, lets users capture the action using Drift cameras, without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video. “The Steadicam Smoothee is helping shape a new generation of filmmakers,” comments Steve Tiffen, CEO and President, The Tiffen Company. “Cameras like the Drift offer a new level of versatility we once could have never even imagined. Combine that with the Hollywood ingenuity of Steadicam, and you enable a new class of filmmakers to capture their unique visions with clarity and quality. This latest addition to the Smoothee line continues to change the game for what’s possible in the world of small-camera filmmaking.”
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RE:Vision Effects announces ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 and Twixtor v6 with GPU support for eyeon Fusion
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of ReelSmart Motion Blur™ version 5 and Twixtor® version 6 with GPU support for eyeon Fusion® .
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Stardust Welcomes Creative Director Sean Starkweather To Integrated Production & Design Firm
News: Stardust Welcomes Creative Director Sean Starkweather To Integrated Production & Design FirmStardust, the bicoastal integrated production and design firm, has welcomed Creative Director Sean Starkweather to the company’s team. Starkweather was the creative lead talent on the company’s newest round of work for Samsung and Cheil Worldwide and the Galaxy S5 phone.
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The Steadicam Division of the Tiffen Company Rolls Out Steadicam Smoothee Bonus Pack for iPhone 5 and GoPro
Featured in Apple’s new “Powerful” Commercial, Smoothee Captures Summer Vacations, Graduations, and Other Magical Moments with a Steady Hand
The Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, is offering Steadicam fans an exciting new Steadicam Smoothee bonus pack. The introduction of Steadicam in 1976 revolutionized the world of film and video. Over the past three decades, Steadicam has been an invaluable, dynamic production tool in the industry. New generations of Steadicam camera stabilizing systems have been comprehensively redesigned to unleash endless creative possibilities. When purchasing a Steadicam Smoothee, users can now enjoy two mounts for the price of one. The new bonus pack features a mount for iPhone® 5/5s and a mount for GoPro® HERO® cameras — a 24.95 USD bonus value, offering even more stability for no extra cost.
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The World’s First 8K Shared Storage System to Launch at Broadcast Asia
Space SSD Ultimate Offers Post Production Teams the First Shared Storage System for Online Editing, Compositing and Grading of 8K Files
GB Labs introduces Space SSD Ultimate, the first networked storage system for 8K grading, editing, compositing and motion graphics. Part of GB Labs’ Space family, Space SSD Ultimate offers broadcasters and post production companies a new super-charged storage system with more than double the performance offered by previous SSD RAID systems.
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MotionElements Launches Redesigned Online Marketplace for Asia Inspired Stock Media
MotionElements Launches the Redesign of its Online Marketplace for Asia Inspired Royalty Free Stock Media with an Updated Modern Look and Feel. The Site Also Adds Improvements to Make Browsing and Buying a Seamless Experience for Customers.
MotionElements, one of the world’s largest online marketplace for Asia inspired stock media for video production has launched the redesign of its website. The change introduces a more modern look and feel along with improvements in making browsing and using the site a better overall experience.
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"Beyond the Jingle: How to Get Your Music info Film Trailers and Commercials"
Will be Presented by The Asbury PR Agency as Special Panel During Music Biz 2014 on May 6 in Century City, CA
The Asbury PR Agency of Beverly Hills has teamed with the Music Business Association (formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org) to produce a special panel entitled “Beyond the Jingle: How to Get Your Music into Film Trailers and Commercials.” The special panel will be presented on May 6th at 5 PM at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, in Century City, CA, during Music Biz’s three-day Music Biz 2014 conference.
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NuContext Creative Acquires Trigger Happy; Launches New Digital & Print Division, Headed by VP Mikael Tyrsen
News: NuContext Creative Acquires Trigger Happy; Launches New Digital & Print Division, Headed by VP Mikael TyrsenRight on the heels of opening its New York office earlier this year; the team at NuContext Creative, led by Company Founder/Executive Producer Angela Guice, have acquired Trigger Happy and launched its new digital and print division, headed by Mikael Tyrsen. Under the management of Tyrsen, the new division’s capabilities include: print, mobile, apps, games, prototyping, web, and social including strategy and viral applications.
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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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Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Motion
News: Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and MotionYanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. The plugin provides comprehensive interface to produce a large palette of Motion Graphics including networks, diagrams, particles, points or text clouds and more.
Yanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin for FCP, Premiere Pro, AE and Motion that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. Yanobox Nodes takes its inspiration from data visualizations and networks. Diagrams of nodes and complex networks visualizations are becoming very popular in motion graphics because of their underlying beauty.
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Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure Gold
News: Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure GoldVHI recently called upon Galaxy 61 to create a show intro for the new 2014 season of ’The Fabulous Life,’ the hit series that reveals the extravagant places, possessions and pastimes of pop-culture’s most famous celebrities. The Brooklyn-based animation and visual effect boutique created a lavish intro that personifies the opulent lifestyle with a series of iconic objects formed out of cascading simulated liquid gold.
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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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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSAIntroducing the world’s first digital film camera designed to revolutionize on set workflow while featuring a user upgradable sensor and lens mount, large 10 inch fold out monitor and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA, a new high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor and internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
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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 ProRes Codec Support For VariCam 35 4K And VariCam HS Cameras/Recorders
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam 35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today announced updates to its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 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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Colorfront Licenses ProRes for On-Set Dailies
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, and high-end episodic television and commercials, today announced that Colorfront On-Set Dailies now supports encoding to Apple ProRes on OS X and Windows.
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Telestream Introduces Switch Multimedia Playback, Inspection, and Conversion Tool for Professionals
Public Beta program now available for Mac OS X
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a public beta program for Switch. Switch™ is a new multiformat media player for Mac OS X that provides broadcast and post-production professionals everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their multiformat media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Switch is built on the same technologies Telestream has developed for its professional transcoding tools, providing high quality, robust format support.
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Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K Camera
News: Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K CameraCodex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is working with Vision Research to provide a robust and powerful workflow for the Phantom Flex4K camera. Already widely used around the world with many different cameras, Codex Vault is a mobile workflow device that supports the rapid transfer of the digital camera originals from the Phantom for review, post production and archiving.
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RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 with GPU support for After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Media Composer, Motion, Nuke, Premiere Pro, Scratch, and Vegas Pro
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of ReelSmart Motion Blur™ version 5 with GPU support for: Adobe® After Effects®; Apple®; Final Cut Pro®; Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and Newscutter®; The Foundry Nuke™; Adobe Premiere Pro®; Assimilate Scratch®; and Sony® Vegas® Pro.
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Codex Launches Action CAM ‘Point Shoot & Post’ Package
News: Codex Launches Action CAM ‘Point Shoot & Post’ PackageCodex has announced Codex Action CAM, an ultra-compact, all-in-one, digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D and S3D production. The camera is designed for use as an Action | witness | POV camera system on commercials, TV and movie productions as a companion camera when regular camera packages are too large for the situation or location in which the production is trying to shoot.
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AutoSplit Plugin Released for Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and AE
Boston based FxFactory announces Hawaiki AutoSplit, a plugin designed for split screen creation and animation. AutoSplit offers multiple effect modules to give projects full customization options. Developed by Tokyo Productions and Lawn Road, AutoSplit offers incredible power and flexibility to help you work faster and more creatively. The plugin supports a wide variety of host applications, including Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, Apple's Motion 5, Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Pro 7.
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RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6 with GPU support for Nuke and Scratch.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces Twixtor® 6 with GPU support for The Foundry Nuke and Assimilate Scratch. Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence by employing RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel.
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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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Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Propelled By Groundbreaking Collaboration Between LOGAN and Diane Martel
News: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Propelled By Groundbreaking Collaboration Between LOGAN and Diane MartelPop star Miley Cyrus’ global Bangerz tour is an unprecedented convergence of cutting-edge technology, top-tier set design and live-action choreography produced by LOGAN, a creative studio and production company, and Creative Director Diane Martel. Unique visuals were created for each song on Miley’s setlist, utilizing 3D scanning and live-motion capture to create effects including explosions on Sunset Boulevard, animated candy and avatars that mimic the popstar's movements on 40-foot screens.
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Free Infographics Effects for Final Cut Pro X
FxFactory today announces the free Data Pop download package. Data Pop Free offers four eye-catching title options: Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Ring Chart and Number Chart. All are highly customizable, giving users options such as graph colors, graph size, graph position, text colors, text styles, background colors and background opacity, depending on the choice of template.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, today announced the release of a free Data Pop download package. Get four high quality infographic titles to add a professional and creative twist to any chart and graph display, now available at no cost.
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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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RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6 with GPU support for Avid Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces Twixtor® 6 with GPU support for Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and NewsCutter®. Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence by employing RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel.
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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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Codex Recruits Rumberg As Director Of Product Strategy
News: Codex Recruits Rumberg As Director Of Product StrategyCodex has hired Jens Rumberg as its new director of product strategy. Rumberg brings over a decade of cutting-edge experience in motion picture image-science, digital camera and workflow development to Codex, and will focus on developing the company’s current and next-generation product ranges for motion picture and high-end TV production and post production.
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TrackX Powered by mocha Brings High-End Hollywood Motion Tracking Tools to Final Cut Pro X
The latest FCP X plugin from CoreMelt powered by Imagineer Systems’ Academy Awardwinning Planar Tracking technology is now available
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and CoreMelt, the leading provider of advanced video plug-in effects, today announced the release of TrackX powered by mocha. The latest Apple® Final Cut Pro® X (FCP X) plug-in to come out of the strategic partnership between Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt, TrackX powered by mocha leverages the Academy Award-winning Planar Tracking technology to precisely track camera motion, objects and people for seamless visual effects and screen composites. “TrackX powered by mocha is a tremendous leap ahead in plugin innovation for Final Cut Pro X,” comments Ross Shain, chief marketing officer, Imagineer Systems. “CoreMelt has taken Imagineer’s innovative Planar Tracking engine and added a simple-to-use plug-in interface, giving Final Cut Pro X editors a powerful, yet easy-to-use set of tools to manage complex tracking projects with exacting precision. No need to leave the timeline or learn a complicated VFX program. The Final Cut user community will love the ability to create these advanced visual effects directly inside their favorite editor.”
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Bonfire Labs Adds Two Veteran Producers To Team
Stephanie Hornish & Mona Salma Join Bonfire Labs, Bringing Deep Advertising & Entertainment Production Credits
Bonfire Labs has continued its expansion of key staff, adding veteran producers Stephanie Hornish and Mona Salma. Ms. Hornish joins Bonfire Labs as Senior Producer and Ms. Salma has joined the team as a Producer. Combined, the two bring almost 30 years of experience to Bonfire's production team and world-class, award-winning talent.
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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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All-New Premium Customizable Animation Sets for AE, Motion, Vegas & Premiere Pro
Digital Juice releases all-new Toxic Toolkit Singles for instant download
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing a new premium line of customizable animated graphics sets called Toxic Toolkit Singles. Each Toxic Toolkit Single contains a coordinated set of match moving animated templates and elements that make it easy to give your productions a cutting edge professional look. These matching elements include customizable text and video project segments, animated backgrounds, animated lower thirds and animated wipes (with sound effects) in full HD. Each set also includes a matching high-resolution layered photoshop file.
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Advanced Systems Group Adds Patrick Kennedy To Bolster Los Angeles Sales Efforts
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, today announced that Patrick Kennedy has joined its Los Angeles-based sales team, effective Dec. 1. He will manage media and entertainment accounts throughout Southern California, specializing in enterprise storage systems, archiving, asset management, and broadcast technologies.
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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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Salesforce Taps Bonfire Labs To Support Creative Work For "Dreamforce 2013"
Bonfire Provides Over 25 Unique Animated Digital Pieces For Signature Event
Bonfire Labs was tapped by longtime client Salesforce to provide its signature "Dreamforce" conference with more than 25 unique digital pieces to accentuate & dramatize the event.
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Final Cut Pro X High-Tech Plugin Effects Available on FxFactory
News: Final Cut Pro X High-Tech Plugin Effects Available on FxFactoryBoston based Noise Industries today announces Hi-Tech Effects for FxFactory. Designed exclusively for Final Cut Pro X, Hi-Tech from Luca Visual FX features over 30 customizable effects to suit the needs of every editor. Hi-Tech enables editors to completely customize Mographs for music videos, promos, corporate videos, documentaries, television, news and more. It includes plugins for creating visually engaging holograms, displays, lower thirds, fractals and Sci-Fi motion graphics.
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, today is proud to announce the release of Hi-Tech Effects for FxFactory. Designed exclusively for Final Cut Pro X, Hi-Tech from Luca Visual FX has over 30 customizable effects to suit the needs of every editor.
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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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Visual Effects Masterminds Behind “Hugo,” “Avatar” and “The Adjustment Bureau” Join Manhattan Edit Workshop for From the Cutting Room
Celebrated visual effects artists Rob Legato and Mark Russell headline MEWshop’s next installment of the popular speaker series, to be held on November 21st
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today the return of popular series, "From the Cutting Room". The upcoming industry event, which is slated for Thursday, November 21st, will feature Rob Legato ("Hugo," "Avatar," "Shutter Island") and Mark Russell ("The Adjustment Bureau," "Doubt," "Minority Report"). The celebrated VFX duo, currently at work on the upcoming Scorsese film, "Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques behind creating stunning visual effects and discuss how they take full advantage of the performance and reliability of HP Z Workstations powered by Intel® Xeon® processors. The evening event, moderated by MEWShop’s Josh Apter, will take place at the famed French Institute on November 21st at 7pm.
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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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Final Cut Pro X Plugin PopOut Released by FxFactory
News: Final Cut Pro X Plugin PopOut Released by FxFactoryNoise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, has recently released their newest product, PopOut from Cineflare. PopOut is the perfect solution for creating a 3D environment for images, text, logos, screen shots, and more, without having to upload a project to Motion or After Effects. Created exclusively for Final Cut Pro X, Pop Out allows editors to add up to five layers of elements using drop zones.
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, has recently released their newest product, PopOut from Cineflare. PopOut is the perfect solution for creating a 3D environment for images, text, logos, screen shots, and more, without having to upload a project to Motion or After Effects. Created exclusively for Final Cut Pro X, Pop Out allows editors to add up to five layers of elements using drop zones. The plugin also includes a feature where users can customize the 3D space of each individual element in the project, and the camera will automatically create the correct perspective.
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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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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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Steps Plugin Released Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X
News: Steps Plugin Released Exclusively for Final Cut Pro XNoise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Ripple Training Steps to its plugin platform FxFactory. Ripple Steps, is designed exclusively for use in Final Cut Pro® X, includes 12 unique and attractive transition effects to show steps in a process.
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Imagineer Systems to Present mocha AE Tracking Tools for Adobe After Effects CC Users at the mocha Meetup Event During IBC 2013
Industry Renowned VFX Artists, Trainers Including Mathias Mohl, Ben Brownlee and Jonas Hummelstrand to Present in the Imagineer Stand Throughout the Conference
Imagineer Systems today announced it will host a mocha User Meetup Event at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam this week. During the event, the team from Imagineer Systems will be joined by special guest artists to present mocha AE CC - Imagineer’s planar tracking and roto utility designed for Adobe® After Effects® CC users.
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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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RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6 with GPU support for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces Twixtor® 6 with GPU support for Adobe® After Effects®, Adobe Premiere Pro® and Apple® Final Cut Pro®. Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence by employing RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel.
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Imagineer Systems to Demonstrate Newest Version of mocha Pro at IBC 2013; Hosting ‘mocha Meetup Event’ to Showcase Academy Award Winning Tools for Visual Effects Artists
Industry Renowned VFX Artists, Trainers Including Mathias Möhl, Ben Brownlee and Jonas Hummelstrand to Present in the Imagineer Stand Throughout the Conference
Imagineer Systems today announced it will be demonstrating its newest point release of mocha Pro v3.2, in its stand 7.J49 at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam. mocha Pro v3.2 provides much improved international character support and significant features to help visual effects artists work more efficiently, including:
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MotionElements Announces New Submission Contest – Call for Motion Heroes Challenge
News: MotionElements Announces New Submission Contest – Call for Motion Heroes Challenge
MotionElements announces the Call for Motion Heroes Challenge, a submission contest that rewards Artists who submit qualified After Effects templates during the contest period.
MotionElements is announcing the launch of its first ever video templates submission contest in the form of the Call for Motion Heroes Challenge.
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Final Cut Pro X Lower Third Titles Released by FxFactory
Boston based Noise Industries today introduces Lower Pop to plugin platform FxFactory. Created by developer Stupid Raisins, this new title pack contains 20 professional quality lower third titles to give videos that extra pop. designed for exclusively for HD use in Final Cut Pro X, Lower Pop includes 20 animated and customizable titles from 10 different categories. Editors seeking a more customizable look can tweak their title using various gradient, opacity and size options.
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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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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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MAXON Announces Exhibitor Presence at SIGGRAPH 2013
Show Highlights Include Previews of Latest CINEMA 4D Workflow Solutions, Guest Artist Presentations and Live Streaming Daily on C4Dlive.com
MAXON Computer, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is excited to announce details of the company’s exhibitor participation at SIGGRAPH 2013 – the annual convention for computer graphics and interactive technology professionals, taking place July 23-25, at the Anaheim Convention Center.
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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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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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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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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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Codex to Show Vault 2 at Cine Gear in Hollywood
News: Codex to Show Vault 2 at Cine Gear in HollywoodThe new Codex/ARRI internal recording module for Alexa will also be on view.
Codex will demonstrate Vault 2, the latest iteration of its industry-leading line of location-based media management environments, at Cine Gear Expo, May 31 through June 2 in Hollywood. The Vault, which has been used on a number of recent feature productions including Marvel’s blockbuster Iron Man 3, now supports Sony’s F5 and F55 cameras. It also includes support for REDMAGs used by RED Epic and Scarlet cameras.
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Sony, Technicolor, Dolby and VFX Powerhouse LOOK Effects Join “Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story” All-Star Lineup
Industry titans back New York’s largest post event on June 8, 2013
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is excited to announce growing support for its Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story event held on June 8, 2013 at the French Institute in the heart of Manhattan. Industry luminaries Sony Creative Software, Technicolor and Dolby recently signed on as sponsors, joining the likes of AbelCine, ACE, Adorama, AJA, Art of the Guillotine, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, CCW, Digieffects, EditShare, DV Expo East, HP, IFP, Imagineer Systems, MoPictive, MPSE, Noise Industries, NY Editors Collective, NYWIFT, ProductionHUB and Tekserve.
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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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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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Legends of Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for Filmmaker Event Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story
Registration now open for a one-day celebration of the art of filmmaking, Held at French Institute June 8
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, revealed its all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story, a special one-day symposium for the creative community. “Building on the momentum of many successful events focusing on film editors, it seems a natural move to celebrate all of the talent involved in the process,” says Josh Apter, founder and president of Manhattan Edit Workshop. “From sound design and visual effects to groundbreaking transmedia projects, post-production is about using all of the elements of sight, sound and story to create a truly unique experience. Anyone interested in what happens when the cameras stop rolling in the fast-evolving craft of visual storytelling is going to find something that speaks to them here.”
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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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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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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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Cinedeck Users Applaud Tapeless Productivity Gains
News: Cinedeck Users Applaud Tapeless Productivity GainsCinedeck file-based recorders deliver significant time and money savings for major episodic TV shows, live events and houses of worship
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, today reported how major broadcasters, production companies, rental facilities and houses of worship are all reaping significant productivity rewards after implementing Cinedeck solid-state recorders in tapeless workflows across episodic TV, live and mobile OB productions.
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L’Équipe 21 Races to Air with Dalet Sports Factory
News: L’Équipe 21 Races to Air with Dalet Sports FactoryDalet Digital Media Systems, a leading developer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, has announced thatL’Équipe 21, the most popular sports news channel in France, has deployed Dalet Sports Factory as the end-to-end news, studio production, broadcast and MAM system at the company’s new television facility. The broadcast center has relocated to the headquarters building of parent company L’Équipe, the famous sports newspaper.
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GenArts Releases Sapphire 7 with scheduled debut at NAB 2013
GenArts® Inc., the global leader in specialized visual effects software, today released Sapphire 7. This new release provides users with greater control, increased speed, and an expanding arsenal of effects; empowering users to create higher quality effects in less time.
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NAB2013: Vizrt Introduces Virtual SloMo and Motorsports to Viz Libero 5.5
News: NAB2013: Vizrt Introduces Virtual SloMo and Motorsports to Viz Libero 5.5At the 2013 NAB Show, Vizrt will present the new features and workflow improvements in Viz Libero 5.5, its 3D virtual sports enhancement and analysis system. Viz Libero 5.5 now offers Virtual SloMo, which uses an advanced image-based algorithm to generate ultra-slow motion (up to 1500 fps) footage rather than relying on high-speed camera systems.
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Tokyo Chrominator for Final Cut Pro X
News: Tokyo Chrominator for Final Cut Pro XDazzle audiences with shiny metallic effects to spruce up logos and text
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Tokyo Chrominator, designed exclusively for Final Cut Pro® X. Now available for FxFactory, the plugin can be found under Tokyo Chrominator in the FCP X effects browser. Especially useful for adding production value to logos and text, Chrominator lets editors instantly give images a glossy, beveled 3D look complete with animated lighting. In addition to the basic version of the effect, which can be easily customized, there are six presets available including gold, silver, brass and more, making it easy to instantly achieve an interesting look or to use as the basis for one’s own unique variation. Tokyo Chrominator is available now in FxFactory for 49 USD.
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Tokyo ReAnimator for Final Cut Pro X
News: Tokyo ReAnimator for Final Cut Pro XNoise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Tokyo ReAnimator exclusively for Final Cut Pro X. Designed to give editors maximum control with minimum fuss, this new product provides tools that help clean up and repair dead pixels. Lens dirt, sensor dust issues and other small-scale artifacts all disappear, leaving the filmmaker with high-quality shots. Whether you're looking for a quick fix or a seamlessly perfect result that will stand up to the closest viewing, ReAnimator will help you get there. Get Tokyo ReAnimator for $49 USD right now.
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Panel Pop Transitions for Final Cut Pro X
News: Panel Pop Transitions for Final Cut Pro XCustomizable animation at your fingertips, available now for FCP X
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, brings 26 unique, ready-to-use panel transitions to users’ fingertips with Panel Pop from Stupid Raisins. A fresh take on video transitions, Panel Pop allows editors to simply drag and drop effects in Final Cut Pro X for seamless fluidity throughout their entire show. With the ability to change direction, timing, and motion for each transition, the customizability of Panel Pop transitions is never ending. Panel Pop is available for 49 USD and now with a 30-day money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose!
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Jollyfy Announces SXSW Mobile Video Theme-a-Thon Contest for Creative Designers
News: Jollyfy Announces SXSW Mobile Video Theme-a-Thon Contest for Creative Designers‘Jollyfy@SXSW Theme-A-Thon’ Contest to Award 32GB iPad Mini to Designer With Most Popular SXSW Video Theme for Jollyfy, the First iPhone and iPad App Enabling Users to Add Their Own Themes in Camera Viewfinder
Jollyfy today announced a creative designer contest, the ‘Jollyfy@SXSW Theme-a-Thon’ which challenges iPhone and iPad developers and designers to create the most popular video themes around the SXSW interactive/film/music festival, which takes place in Austin, Texas March 8-17. The Jollyfy@SXSW Theme-a-Thon provides interactive designers with a chance to gain global recognition during SXSW, and win a 32 GB iPad Mini. The Jollyfy theme which gets the most downloads and has the most videos created with it between the date of submission and March 20th will be declared the winner. Jollyfy will announce the winner on Monday, March 25, 2013.
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ARRI teams with The Camera Store to demonstrate ALEXA Broadcast camera at BVE 2013
News: ARRI teams with The Camera Store to demonstrate ALEXA Broadcast camera at BVE 2013ARRI has chosen a Vinten Osprey Elite pedestal plus a Vector 430 pan and tilt head from The Camera Store (a Vitec Group company) as part of an ALEXA camera demonstration scheduled for BVE 2013 in London's ExCel, 26-28 February. The demonstration is being arranged by ARRI CT in conjunction with ARRI Media.
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Filmmaker follows up Sundance debut with showing at SXSW 2014
Adobe After Effects and Photoshop help filmmaker represent analog content in digital format Jeffrey Radice came into filmmaking in a non-traditional way. He was working in I.T. and making a decent income when friends asked him to fund their moviemaking efforts. After producing two consecutive short films at the Sundance...
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