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Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"
News: Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"The Creative Team at The Asylum Turns to LightWave 3D Software to Deliver 99% of the Visual Effects for the Sequel to the Syfy Network’s Popular Sharknado Franchise
When actors, chainsaws, and shark-filled tornadoes come together onscreen, it’s television magic. Such is the case with "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which delivers even more excitement than the original "Sharknado" of 2013.
published 3 weeks ago   read more
Oishii Looks to #WTFuture With Dynamic Branding Package For PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014
News: Oishii Looks to #WTFuture With Dynamic Branding Package For PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014
Creative Agency Creates the Conference and Awards Show Opening Videos & Graphics
When PromaxBDA, the global member-based association for professionals working in media marketing, needed an agency to create the branding and video opens for this year's conference and awards show in New York, they turned to long-time members and creative agency Oishii Creative. Armed with the tagline #WTFuture, Oishii Creative set out to make a package that captured the energy and essence of an industry in constant change.
published 2 months ago   read more
North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldGlen Kantziper, owner/operator of KPSR, Inc. (Greensboro, NC), purchased an AJ-PX270 camcorder, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld with AVC-ULTRA recording, as soon as it became available this spring. Since then, he has used the PX270 on many of the wide-ranging corporate and broadcast assignments that are the foundation of his production company.
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RCS Bullet Systems Fuel On-Air Graphics for 2014 World Cup™ Broadcasts
News: RCS Bullet Systems Fuel On-Air Graphics for 2014 World Cup™ BroadcastsReality Check Systems' (RCS) mobile Bullet graphics solutions hit the field last week as televised coverage of the 2014 World Cup™ kicked off from Brazil. Two of world's largest sports programming networks, including Univision Deportes, enlisted RCS' Bullets to power compelling graphics for live studio programming during the tournament, held June 12 to July 13, 2014. Univision's four Bullet systems, which the network recently installed in its newly built Brazil-based mini-studio, are being used throughout the tournament to handle real-time graphics needs on site.
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LightWave 3D Group and Sketchfab Create a Free Plug-in to Interactively Share and Publish 3D Models Online
News: LightWave 3D Group and Sketchfab Create a Free Plug-in to Interactively Share and Publish 3D Models OnlineNew Plug-In for LightWave 3D Software Creates a Seamless Path for Content Creators To Export 3D Models to the Sketchfab Web Platform
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., has teamed up with Sketchfab Inc. to deliver a free plug-in for LightWave 3D software version 11.5 or higher that seamlessly exports 3D models from LightWave to Sketchfab, a popular online web platform that allows users to publish, share, embed, and view interactive 3D models in real time.
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Rising Sun Pictures Makes Time Stand Still for Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
News: Rising Sun Pictures Makes Time Stand Still for Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”VFX Studio Recreates The Pentagon Kitchen in Ultra Slow Motion for the Mutant Quicksilver.
Rising Sun Pictures’ contribution to Twentieth Century Fox’s "X-Men Days of Future Past" centered on a time-bending sequence in which Quicksilver (Evan Peters) displays his hyper-speed abilities with spectacular effect.
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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Reality Check Systems Boosts “American Idol” Fan Engagement with Real-time Voter Data Visualizations
Reality Check Systems (RCS) reinvigorated audience interactivity for the latest season of "American Idol" by integrating custom software and middleware solutions into one of its Bullet mobile graphics systems to help display and broadcast real-time voter data visualizations throughout the televised competition. With creative direction from production studio FremantleMedia North America and voter data culled by Telescope, a six-person crew of RCS designers, artists and programmers delivered the solutions, which played an integral role in engaging audiences during each broadcast, in under 12 weeks.
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LightWave 3D SIGGRAPH 2014 Live Stream Call for Content
The LightWave 3D Group is gearing up for its SIGGRAPH 2014 Live Stream and is looking to feature video, tutorials, demo reels, project and interview of 3D artists and studios using LightWave 3D software. Deadline for submissions is June 19, 2014.
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Busy Brothers Starts Indiegogo Campaign to Execute Cinema Black Box
The entertainment studio “Busy Brothers” has started their first Indiegogo campaign for their new project “Cinema Black Box”. The “Cinema Black Box” is a game-changing project within the film industry. It is a pre-keyed and royalty free cinematic stock footage pack, which contains the most outstanding, extreme and hard to shoot footage there is. All footage will be shot in 4K 3D using Red Epics and 3D rigs. This will all be brought together by experienced film industry professionals.
published 4 months ago   read more
LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6
News: LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6Robust Microsoft Kinect-Based Mocap and Retargeting System Easily Captures, Adjusts and Retargets Motion to 3D objects and Characters in LightWave 11.6 3D Software
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new educational pricing program for NevronMotion™, motion capture and retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 on Windows. Qualifying students and educators can now take advantage of the full-feature version of NevronMotion for the special price of $99 (USD); regularly priced at $299 (USD).
published 5 months ago   read more
LightWave 3D Group Offers Softimage Artists Special $495 Crossgrade Price for LightWave 11.6 Software
Invites Current Softimage Artists to Adopt LightWave 3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering Software at an Exclusive Price Point
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a special program for current Autodesk Softimage software users to “Join the Rebellion” and move to a full seat of LightWave 11.6 software for the special crossgrade price of $495 (USD).
published 6 months ago   read more
Reality Check Systems Powers Super Bowl XLVIII Live Coverage
News: Reality Check Systems Powers Super Bowl XLVIII Live CoverageDeploys 24 Turnkey “Bullet” Systems and Delivers Custom Interactive Graphics Solutions for On-Air Broadcasts
As Super Bowl XLVIII coverage kicks off this week, customized technology solutions and dynamic on-air graphics packages from Reality Check Systems (RCS) are in play for the 8th consecutive year across major networks such as NFL Network, ESPN and DirecTV. 24 RCS “Bullet” custom hardware/software mobile graphics systems, including a “Twitter Bullet” module, to incorporate live Tweets into broadcast graphics, are currently in the field and will remain in use until the completion of the game. Several Super Bowl-related broadcasts, including NFL Network’s live international feed of the game, will also feature graphics packages built and powered by RCS’ in-house team.
published 7 months ago   read more
RED DIGITAL CINEMA Deploys Maxx Digital Media Server Powered by HGST 4TB Ultrastar® Hard Drives for Streaming High-Bandwidth 4K, 5K and 6K Files
HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), and Maxx Digital today announced that RED Studios Hollywood has deployed the Maxx Digital Evo 6G 16-bay rackmount media server. The server is powered by 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDDs) and configured with ATTO® Raid controller to support capacity, bandwidth and performance needs for streaming and “screening” next-generation 4K, 5K and 6K high-resolution files.
published 8 months ago   read more
LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now Available
News: LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now AvailableOffers Advanced Previsualization, Production And 3D Printing Tools In Lightwave 11.6; Nevronmotion Plug-In For The Microsoft Kinect Camera Captures And Retargets Motion In Lightwave 11.6
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of LightWave 11.6 software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering is now available worldwide. Also announced today is the final release of the NevronMotion plug-in for LightWave 11.6, which uses the Microsoft Kinect camera to capture motion in real time for retargeting to 3D or live-performance characters. NevronMotion also simplifies retargeting data from standard motion capture files directly into the LightWave interface.
published 10 months ago   read more
NO6 Teams with 72andSunny for Activision
News: NO6 Teams with 72andSunny for ActivisionNO6 Editor Chan Hatcher recently set to work with Biscuit Director Aaron Stoller via 72andSunny in a new campaign for “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” the latest of Activision’s popular Call of Duty franchise. From the street to the dentist’s chair and beyond, the new :30s find Call of Duty fans miming the game’s explosive action in the most unlikely places.
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Biscardi Creative Media Completes Unique Homeopathic Energetic Medicine Client Project
Virtual Gut Band Video Promises to be Cost Effective Method to Weight Loss
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) recently had the opportunity to work on a one-ofa-kind project in the world of homeopathic energetic medicine. The question for BCM was, “can you produce a video that can help convince the viewer they’re actually having surgery?” An outwardly simple request turned into a true gem when BCM learned this venture had unique challenges that would stretch both creativity and ingenuity. This particular project would need to delve into the realm of positive visualization and relaxation. Never one to back down from a challenge BCM took on the project that was recently christened and released as the “Virtual Gut Band Video.”
published 11 months ago   read more
LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6
News: LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6Artists and designers can animate in new ways, streamline real-time and stereo virtual production, previsualization and game development, support 3D printing, and more
The LightWave 3D®Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced new features in LightWave 11.6, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers. LightWave 11.6 software offers modeling, rigging, animation, effects, dynamics, and near limitless render nodes in an award-winning integrated LightWave render engine—providing studios and artists with everything they need to create an affordable and powerful end-to-end production pipeline.
published 1 year ago   read more
Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG Wins Two 2012 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography and Outstanding Journalism
With a Total of 9 Nominations in 2012, Creative Team at Evolve Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for their Work with ESPN
Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG, a boutique creative production company, announced today it has won two coveted 2012 Sports Emmy Award in the category of Oustanding Cinematography and Outstanding Journalism. Evolve was recognized for their work with ESPN.
published 1 year ago   read more
Luma Pictures Goes Patriotic For "Iron Man 3"
News: Luma Pictures Goes Patriotic For "Iron Man 3"In Latest Weighty Contribution For Marvel Studios, Luma Adds Iron Man & Iron Patriot Armor, Weaponry and Environmental Effects
Luma Pictures answered the call for Marvel Studios' new "Iron Man 3," the latest installment in the hit franchise, adding extensive full-body CG armor replacements for both "Iron Man" and "Iron Patriot" The VFX house, which now boasts locations in Santa Monica and Melbourne, also added weaponry, environmental and particle effects as well as CG backgrounds. This is the first "Iron Man" for Luma, however the project marks its 4th collaboration with Marvel and 3rd with VFX
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3DGarage.com Delivers New "LightWave 3D v11.5 Up to Speed” Training Video
News: 3DGarage.com Delivers New "LightWave 3D v11.5 Up to Speed” Training VideoHighlights Robust New Features in More than Four Hours of Instructional Video
3D Garage.com™, a worldwide producer of instructional training videos for 3D modeling and digital content creation, announced today its new “LightWave 11.5 Up to Speed” instructional training video from Dan Ablan is now available.
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The Day Dragons Attacked the World
News: The Day Dragons Attacked the WorldRogue State turns to LightWave 11.5 3D software to conquer CG dragons and220 visual effects shots for Dracano
In Dracano, a volcanic eruption in the Pacific Northwest spews lava, steam and fire—along with eggs that hatch ancient, menacing, winged dragons that prey on man. Since similar volcanic eruptions in Russia, Japan, and other “Ring of Fire” regions are also releasing these menacing creatures into the world, scientists fear they are witnessing the start of a global dragon apocalypse.
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LightWave 11.5 Streamlines Broadcast and Motion Graphics with New Adobe After Effects Interchange
News: LightWave 11.5 Streamlines Broadcast and Motion Graphics with New Adobe After Effects InterchangePowerful new features give artists greater flexibility when working with 2D and 3D elements
At NAB 2013 (booth SL4610), the LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is demonstrating its new LightWave 11.5 3D modeling and animation software, including the new After Effects Interchange feature and workflow enhancements for broadcast and motion graphics.
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Camp Digital Hits the Road with AJA Ki Pro
News: Camp Digital Hits the Road with AJA Ki ProMobile production company Camp Digital treks all over the country to create television series, specials, DVD, concert and award show productions for the music and entertainment industries, providing high quality production resources from mobile units that take up a smaller footprint than traditional mobile rigs. Offering scalable services to meet client needs, Camp Digital can run an entire show - including crew, creative and directorial, handing over a finished product at the end - or just provide gear alone. Based in Nashville, the company was co-founded by 4 entertainment production veterans, including Tom Gregory, Vice President of Business Development, five years ago and has used AJA products since its inception.
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LightWave 11.5 Now Available
News: LightWave 11.5 Now AvailableEnhances 3D creativity with new Soft Body Bullet Dynamics, After Effects integration, Interactive Modeling Tools, Genoma character rigging system and much more
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers, is now available for purchase at http://www.lightwave3d.com. A no-charge upgrade to LightWave 11.5 is available to all registered LightWave 11 customers via the LightWave 3D website.
published 2 years ago   read more
Telestream Collaborates with Simplifilm to Expand Screen Recording Offering
Flowtility by Simplifilm provides high-quality motion graphics library to simplify the creation of professional-looking screencasts, video tutorials, and demos for ScreenFlow users
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a partnership with Simplifilm to offer a product that compliments its ScreenFlow® screen recording capabilities. The Simplifilm Flowtility motion graphics library is a collection of animated objects and images that will help ScreenFlow users create more dynamic and engaging ScreenFlow videos. This new product is available immediately from the Telestream Web store.
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OConnor Helps Rushing Aim High
News: OConnor Helps Rushing Aim HighEntertainment content is no longer restricted to satellite or cable delivery. Forward thinking producers like McG are expanding their reach by developing high-quality web-based delivery entertainment like the youth adventure series Aim High. For the teams behind such series, production quality must be as high as feature films and prime time television for they know that what might be delivered via YouTube or Hulu can end up on giant screens. Cinematographer Brad Rushing and his team need their equipment to perform flawlessly, as they capture intense action, danger and drama for the series. “With our time and budget, the choice of the RED MX Zeiss Super Speeds as our primary lenses and the important OConnor 2575 heads allowed us to achieve everything we needed on this web series.” Rushing says. OConnor is a part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
published 2 years ago   read more
LightWave 3D Group Reveals LightWave 11.5
New Genoma rigging system for Modeler, soft-body Bullet Dynamics, modeling enhancements and interchange support for After Effects and GoZ FiberMesh create a robust end-to-end pipeline
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, a powerful new edition of its Emmy® Award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. A complete 3D pipeline, LightWave 11.5 includes many new features to streamline productivity, including a new Genoma character animation and rigging system for Modeler, predator and prey flocking, Instancing, soft-body Bullet Dynamics, interchange support for Adobe After Effects and Pixologic’s GoZ Fiber Mesh, major workflow enhancements, and more.
published 2 years ago   read more
Fabric Engine Announces Creation Platform At Siggraph 2012
News: Fabric Engine Announces Creation Platform At Siggraph 2012Creation Platform is the World’s First Dedicated Platform For Building High-Performance Graphics Applications
Fabric Engine Inc, a software company focused on high-performance 2D and 3D graphics solutions, announced today Creation Platform, a framework for building custom, high-performance graphics applications. By providing the major building blocks for tool creation, Creation Platform allows developers to spend less time building back-end architectures, and more time building critical workflows and high-performance functionality into their tools.
published 2 years ago   read more
Brickyard VFX Goes “Mad” for Turn
News: Brickyard VFX Goes “Mad” for TurnBrickyard VFX collaborated with ad agency gyro on a new spot for Turn, a tech company that amplifies marketing outreach. Capturing the iconic style of “Mad Men” in its art direction, color correction and overall aesthetic, the :30 spot aired exclusively during the show’s season 5 finale on June 10.
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Roger Brands Action-Driven Sports Packages For Fox Sports Net MLB and Spike TV MMA
News: Roger Brands Action-Driven Sports Packages For Fox Sports Net MLB and Spike TV MMAMotion graphics production company Roger recently created two heart-pounding sports packages for Fox Sports Net's Major League Baseball (MLB) and Spike TV's "MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Uncensored Live." These latest projects show the versatility and range of Roger's conceptual and design skills, a striking difference from the kid-friendly animation for which the studio is best known.
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ASC Announces Winners of Student Heritage Awards
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen three winners for this year’s ASC Andrew Laszlo Student Heritage Awards. The students reign from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Art Center College of Design and Northwestern University. A ceremony announcing the winners in each category was held at the ASC Clubhouse on June 16. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematographic abilities.
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Gyro and Dark Light Pictures Deliver "Mad Men" Style Spot for Digital Marketing Specialist Turn
News: Gyro and Dark Light Pictures Deliver "Mad Men" Style Spot for Digital Marketing Specialist TurnDigital marketing specialist Turn will air its first-ever broadcast spot during the June 10th season finale of the AMC series Mad Men and the season finale of AMC’s The Pitch reality show. Conceived by San Francisco agency gyro and directed by Michael Lehmann of Dark Light Pictures, Hollywood, the ad is set in the offices of a Madison Avenue agency, circa 1962, where an impeccably groomed ad exec is about to begin a tryst with a shapely young woman from the secretarial pool. Then, another woman walks in.
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Oishii Creative Designs High-Energy Main Titles & GraphicsPackage For Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings"
News: Oishii Creative Designs High-Energy Main Titles & GraphicsPackage For Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings"How much would you bid on an authentic Elvis Presley gold and diamond bracelet? For the new season of "Auction Kings," the popular reality TV series on Discovery Channel, creative agency Oishii Creative developed a dramatic show open and graphics package that captures the intrepid crew of Gallery 63 and the thrill of the buy and sale.
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MAXX DIGITAL Announces Production Dailies Cart System Based on SCRATCH Lab Digital Dailies Software
MAXX DIGITAL is proud to announce that they have teamed with ASSIMILATE and offer a turnkey Production Dailies Cart System, built around SCRATCH Lab®, the industry’s most powerful end-to-end production dailies software. Designed to meet the needs of DITs and Video Engineers who produce dailies on-set for television shows, commercials and feature films, the new turnkey Cart provides image acquisition, data management, look refinement and dailies deliverables with support for all popular cameras formats such as ARRI Alexa, Sony F65, and RED Epic and Scarlet.
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Final Frame Helps Oscar Nominees Hit the Finish with Nucoda
News: Final Frame Helps Oscar Nominees Hit the Finish with NucodaThe New York Facility Extends its Track Record of Oscar Caliber Work on "Hell and Back Again" and "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front"
The Nucoda Film Master was the system of choice for Final Frame in finishing Academy Award® documentary contenders "Hell and Back Again" and "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front".
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NewTek Ships LightWave™ 11 Software
News: NewTek Ships LightWave™ 11 SoftwareFrom massive duplication, to realistic forms in flight—studios and artists push boundaries, speed up production, and improve productivity in their 3D pipelines
NewTek is now shipping LightWave™ 11, the latest version of its Emmy® award-winning, professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software that lets artists broaden their creative exploration. LightWave 11 incorporates many new features, such as instancing, flocking and fracturing tools, flexible Bullet Dynamics, Pixologic™ Zbrush® support, and much more. With its innovative tools and unlimited creative possibilities, LightWave 11 is ideal for all genres of 3D content creation—from film and broadcast visual effects production, to architectural visualization, and game design.
published 3 years ago   read more
Inhance Digital's 3D artists bring innovative VFX from concept to completion with NewTek LightWave 3D software
News: Inhance Digital's 3D artists bring innovative VFX from concept to completion with NewTek LightWave 3D software
 
Inhance Digital is as unique as the computer graphics (CG) and visual effects (VFX) it delivers. Since its inception in 1997, Inhance Digital has delivered innovative, interactive, and visually compelling marketing and communications campaigns to an impressive list of corporate clients, including global Fortune 500 firms. In 2007, the interactive marketing agency extended its talents, technologies, and techniques to the entertainment market, serving up visual effects, animation, and compositing projects for commercials, television programs, and feature films.
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The Ant Farm Creates the Next 'Wave' in Opening Title Sequences for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3
News: The Ant Farm Creates the Next 'Wave' in Opening Title Sequences for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3Leading entertainment advertising agency The Ant Farm partnered with Activision Publishing, Inc. and developers Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games to create the opening title sequence for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3, released on November 8th, 2011. The Ant Farm integrated dazzling 2D/3D motion graphics and game capture to create a robust cinematic title sequence propelled by the dynamic graphic sound wave, which was also created by The Ant Farm. The final delivery presents a visual, narrative timeline that creatively recaps the epic backstory of the Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® to seamlessly draw gamers into the present action of the record-setting video game's third installment.
published 3 years ago   read more
NewTek Unveils LightWave 11
News: NewTek Unveils LightWave 113D animation software boasts powerful new features like instancing, flocking and fracturing tools, flexible Bullet Dynamics options, Pixologic ZBrush support, and more
NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, today announced NewTek LightWave™ 11, a powerful new version of its Emmy® Award-winning, professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. LightWave 11 fits into any studio pipeline seamlessly, offering support for Autodesk Geometry Cache and FBX, including pixel-perfect camera matching with Autodesk Maya cameras. It also supports the Unity game engine and Pixologic GoZ ZBrush workflow, making it ideal for all production environments, including smaller specialized studios and individual artists.
published 3 years ago   read more
Cooke 5/i And Panchro/i Lenses Bring Focus To "World War II: The Last War Heroes"
News: Cooke 5/i And Panchro/i Lenses Bring Focus To "World War II: The Last War Heroes"New documentary series reveals the true power and destruction of the battlefields
World War II: The Last War Heroes, a new documentary series produced by Impossible Pictures and EOne, is set to illustrate the testimony from the last surviving veterans of the Allied Troops by recreating battlefield scenes and filming real bombs and bullets with high speed cameras in intricate detail.
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Soundelux Creates “Emotional Truth” for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Cerebral Action Film
News: Soundelux Creates “Emotional Truth” for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Cerebral Action Film"Drive", the new film from FilmDistrict and Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, tells the story of a Hollywood stunt car driver (Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a wheelman and discovers there is a contract out on him following a robbery gone bad. The movie is violent, yet stylish and emotionally gripping, and is being hailed by critics for its brashness and its brilliance.
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Autodesk Announces Subscription Advantage Packs for 2012 Entertainment Software
Digital Entertainment Creation Software Subscription Customers Receive Early Access to Powerful New Capabilities
At SIGGRAPH 2011 — Autodesk, Inc., has announced Subscription Advantage Packs for its Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites 2012, as well as most of its portfolio of Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) toolsets. Subscription Advantage Packs provide current Autodesk Subscription customers with early access to new features and enhancements that help manage complexity, make everyday workflows more efficient and expand creative capabilities.
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Red Giant Software Releases Magic Bullet Grinder 1.5 for Video Transcoding
New features for the essential tool to convert DSLR video into edit-friendly formats
Red Giant Software today announced Magic Bullet Grinder 1.5, the newest version of the fastest, smartest way to transcode DSLR footage. Grinder is a standalone solution that converts Canon video to edit-friendly formats, burns in timecode and generates editing proxies in a single time-saving pass. With Grinder 1.5, editors can avoid the tedium of converting video footage and focus on the creative parts of filmmaking.
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Stardust and UFO Collide
French Directorial Collective UFO Signs onto Stardust Roster for Exclusive North American Representation
Bi-coastal production company Stardust has added Gallic directorial collective UFO to its roster for exclusive North American representation in commercials, music videos and network packaging. UFO joins a Stardust roster that includes directors Jake Banks, Brad Tucker, Alan Bibby and Neil Tsai.
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yU+co Teams With Ubisoft To Craft Gritty CG Trailer for "Call of Juarez: The Cartel"
Modern Western Atmospherics Play Starring Role In Hollywood-Style Trailer Promoting the Next Chapter in Popular Game Series
Looking to imbue the just-released trailer for "Call of Juarez: The Cartel" -- the next chapter in their popular western themed shooter franchise (due out this summer) -- with a modern look and a powerful ‘Hollywood blockbuster’ feel, game developer Ubisoft again tapped the multi-disciplined creative design/visual effects studio yU+co to execute the project’s complex motion capture, design, 3D animation and visual effects.
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Bullet Adds Amy Hull As Managing Director; Barry Sonders As Producer
News: Bullet Adds Amy Hull As Managing Director; Barry Sonders As ProducerTwo-Year Old Creative Production Hub Solidifies Staff With Top-Tier Talent
Looking to further solidify its reputation as the go to creative production resource for the advertising/entertainment community, Bullet, the multi-disciplined production hub led by award-winning producer Oscar Thomas and music supervisor Patrick Oliver, has added Amy Hull as its Managing Director and Barry Sonders as Producer.
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India TV Chooses Snell Kahuna Production Switchers for Multi-Channel Operations
Kahuna's Reliability, Versatility for Live Production, and Multi-Format Capabilities Will Support Broadcaster's Goals for Future Expansion
Snell today announced that India TV has ordered five Kahuna HD/SD multi-format production switchers to support its 24/7 live news operation. The Kahuna switchers, three of which have already been installed, are a central component in India TV's new 125,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art broadcast center in Noida, India, replacing previously rented equipment and enhancing production capacity as the broadcaster expands to multi-channel operations.
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Bullet Teams With Google and Creative Engineering Company Syyn Labs For ‘Rube Goldberg’-Inspired Google Science Fair Ad
Creative Production Hub Brings Complex Project To Life
Science class is in session: Bullet, the Creative Production Hub founded by award-winning agency producer Oscar Thomas and music supervisor Patrick Oliver, teamed with Google to produce an astounding, ‘Rube Goldberg machine’ inspired new ad promoting the search engine giant’s just announced international science fair.
published 4 years ago   read more
OConnor Chosen Best Support for Leverage
News: OConnor Chosen Best Support for LeverageOConnor, a Vitec Group brand, announces that cinematographer Dave Connell has again chosen their 2575 Ultimate fluid head to support TNT’s hit series "Leverage".
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Red Giant Software Releases Magic Bullet Suite 10 & Magic Bullet Denoiser
New Groundbreaking Noise Reducing Technology Completes the Updated Suite
Red Giant Software just released Magic Bullet Suite 10, a collection of eight software applications used for professional color correction, enhancement, and film output in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Apple Final Cut Pro.
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MAXON Announces Immediate Availability of Release 12 of Acclaimed 3D Package CINEMA 4D
New Version Extends Dynamics, Rendering, Scripting, Character Animation Capabilities and Company Introduces New Streamlined Product Offerings
MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D software, today announced the immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 12, the next generation of its highly-acclaimed professional 3D software application.
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NewTek Introduces LightWave™ 10
Offering its most advanced 3D technology with real-time viewport rendering, support for instant OpenGL shading views, advanced data interchange, immersive filmmaking and visualization tools
NewTek, worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, today announced NewTek LightWave™ 10, the next generation of its Emmy® award-winning professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software.
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Red Giant Software Introduces Magic Bullet Colorista II
Powerful, Professional Color Correction Right Where You Want It
Red Giant Software today introduced Magic Bullet Colorista II (Colorista II), new color correction software that brings the professional power of high-end color systems directly to the desktop.
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Red Giant Software Ships Magic Bullet Grinder
Convert DSLR Video to Edit-Friendly Formats, Add Timecode, and Generate Proxies
Red Giant Software introduced Magic Bullet Grinder, a new tool that converts DSLR video to edit-friendly formats for smooth playback and faster rendering.
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Red Giant Software Releases First iPhone App: Plastic Bullet
New Camera App with Infinite, Beautiful Possibilities
Red Giant Software released its first iPhone app called Plastic Bullet, created by filmmaker and photographer Stu Maschwitz.
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Red Giant Software Launches Guru Presets for Magic Bullet and Trapcode
Introducing Seven Preset Packs Designed by Industry Experts
Red Giant Software today announced Guru Presets, a new product line created by hand-picked industry experts. Guru Presets allow users to jump into a project and get it done faster by having access to pre-designed templates and effects presets that work with plug-ins from Red Giant.
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Magic Bullet Quick Looks Limited Selected for Adobe CS5
Special Registration Offer for Adobe After Effects CS5 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Users
Red Giant Software today announced a new agreement with Adobe that allows purchasers of Adobe® After Effects® CS5, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5, Adobe Production® Premium CS5, or Adobe CS5 Master Collection to register with Adobe for a free copy of Magic Bullet Quick Looks Limited. With Magic Bullet Quick Looks Limited, users can set the mood of footage for everything from a wedding to the next Sundance original using the 20 free presets.
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Red Giant announces its products will support Adobe Creative Suite 5
Red Giant Software today announced that its products will support the recently announced Adobe® Creative Suite®. Magic Bullet® Looks, Knoll Light Factory, Trapcode Suite, and Pro Keying Suite will be the first products available for Adobe After Effects® CS5 and/or Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5. Red Giant Software will release these Adobe CS5 updaters within two weeks of Adobe CS5 shipping. All other products will be available for Adobe CS5 by this summer. The Adobe CS5 updaters from Red Giant Software are only applicable to users that choose to upgrade to Adobe CS5.
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Creative Production Firm Bullet Adds Two Producers; Launches Offices In Los Angeles and Amsterdam
Company Welcomes Veteran Producers Damon Webster and Andrea Leminske
Bullet, the year-old creative production firm founded by producer Oscar Thomas, has announced some significant moves -- the addition of Executive Producer Damon Webster and Digital Content Producer Andrea Leminske, and the launch of new offices in Los Angeles, CA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Red Giant Software Sponsors Larry Jordan's Final Cut Pro Seminars
PowerUp Tools for a Down Economy
Red Giant Software has teamed up with SmartSound Software to sponsor Larry Jordan's Final Cut Pro Seminars called "PowerUp Tools for a Down Economy".
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Digieffects Launches Aged Film for Only $29
Professional Level Functionality at Breakthrough Pricing
Digieffects,® a developer of popular visual effects software plugins, today announced that Aged Film is available for purchase. Aged Film creates an aged “old movie look”, an effect which helps viewers understand what era the shot is set and believe that the story is set in the past.
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Magic Bullet Mojo Now Available from Red Giant Software
Get the Look of a Modern Hollywood Blockbuster in Seconds with Magic Bullet Mojo
Red Giant Software introduces Magic Bullet Mojo, the fastest way to get a modern blockbuster look. Designed by Stu Maschwitz, film director, author of The DV Rebel's Guide, and creative director at Red Giant Software, Magic Bullet Mojo is available now for $99
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CineForm CineDDR™ Offers Mastering-Quality Video Recording and Playout As An Affordable Alternative to HDCAM SR
CineForm Compression Technology In Combination with Drastic Technologies DDR Expertise Ushers in a New Era of File-Based Post Production Workflow Efficiency
, a developer of digital disk recording and data infrastructure technology, to accelerate the migration of post production workflows away from expensive and cumbersome tape-based formats towards more efficient and cost-effective file-based recording and playback.
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Cincinnati Chamber Of Commerce Re-Establishes Internal Video Operations With Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCCAM Handheld Camcorder
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, a civic organization serving nearly 6,000 businesses that service the city’s 330,000+ residents, was recently able to affordably re-establish its video communications department with the purchase of Panasonic’s AG-HMC150 professional handheld AVCCAM camcorder.
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Trapcode Particular 2 Now Available at Red Giant Software
CIS Vancouver Selects Trapcode Particular for Use on Angels & Demons
Red Giant Software, publisher of the popular Magic Bullet and Trapcode plug-ins, today announced that it has shipped Trapcode Particular 2.
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Sony F23 Cameras Recreate History In “Public Enemies,” From Acclaimed Filmmaker Michael Mann
Universal Pictures' Action-Thriller Opens Nationally Today
Universal Pictures’ new action-thriller “Public Enemies,” which opens nationally today, was shot with Sony F23 professional high-definition cameras. Co-writer/director/producer Michael Mann and co-producer/2nd unit director Bryan Carroll had specific HD production needs to realistically capture the look of 1930s America and overcome the challenges of shooting a period piece.
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New Deal Studios Wields Creativity To Differentiate Itself In A Democratized Visual Effects World
Award-winning New Deal Studios (NDS) wields creative ideas to produce amazing visual effects for two highly anticipated summer blockbusters, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" and "Terminator Salvation".
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Zacuto locks and loads its four new Gunstock Shooters just in time for the NAB show
Zacuto's DSLR Gunstock Shooters are locked, loaded, and ready to fire! After six months of using DSLR's, Zacuto has made the next evolutionary leap by changing the way DSLR cameras will be used from this point forward. These Shooters are universal for all cameras, quick-releasable, extremely lightweight and great for run'n gun type shooting, as well as indie filmmaking. They also create the correct form factor for filmmaking by utilizing Zacuto's Optical Viewfinder (Z-Finder) for precision focus.
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Red Giant Software to Show Particular 2 and ToonIt 2 at NAB
Red Giant Software, publisher of the popular Magic Bullet and Trapcode plug-ins, will show four new and updated products at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV (April 20-23, 2009).
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AJA Video Announces New Sales Organization and Team
Industry Veterans Fill Key Sales and Product Marketing Roles;Dedicated AJA Sales Partners Secured in Europe and Asia
AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced new hires and organizational changes to their sales and marketing groups that reflect the company’s exponential growth worldwide in the professional broadcast and post production markets.
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Wonderdog Media Produces Northwest Living & Wellness With P2 HD Camcorders
P2 HD Handhelds Are Award-Winning Company’s Primary Acquisition Tools
Wonderdog Media (Tacoma, WA), one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier digital video production companies, has recently added Panasonic’s AG-HPX170 fully solid-state P2 HD handheld camcorder to its complement of P2 HD acquisition tools.
published 6 years ago   read more
AntonBauer Unveiling QR-RH RED One Handle at NAB 2009
Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, is debuting its QR-RH RED One Handle for the RED camera at NAB 2009
published 6 years ago   read more
Red Giant Software Offers Free Weekly Video Tutorials on Red Giant TV
Keep in Touch with Red Giant Software on Popular Social Media Web Sites
Red Giant Software, with popular products including Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode, is proud to unveil the first release of Red Giant TV. These free tutorials are designed to help people get the most out of the company's library of video products.
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Award-Winning Agency Producer Oscar Thomas Launches Creative Production Firm Bullet
New Company Also Features Award-Winning Music Producer Patrick Oliver, Formerly Executive Producer at Amber Music
Oscar Thomas, the producer whose career includes top creative agencies as Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Miami, FL; Cliff Freeman & Partners and Mad Dogs & Englishmen, both New York, has launched the creative production firm Bullet, a new breed of production resource for the advertising, interactive and entertainment industries that is perfectly attuned to the demands and challenges facing production today.
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Sony Cinealta Cameras Take Center Stage On Hollywood’s Major Cinema And Television Projects
“Tekken, “Public Enemies,” and “Final Destination 4,” Shot with Sony F23 Cameras, Top the List of High-Profile Projects Scheduled for Release in 2009
With its film-style ergonomics and broad dynamic range, Sony’s F23 digital cinematography camera was the production tool of choice for many high-profile motion picture and television projects in 2008, with that trend continuing into 2009.
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Animate Charts and Graphs in Adobe After Effects with Red Giant Datamator
Re-Branding of Digital Anarchy Video Plug-Ins Now Complete
Red Giant Software, with popular products including Magic Bullet Suite, Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode Suite, today introduced Datamator a plug-in set for creating data-driven animations for news programs and corporate videos.
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Red Giant Software Ships Magic Bullet Quick Looks
New Light Version of Looks Offers 100+ Presets with One Click
Red Giant Software, with popular products including Magic Bullet Suite, Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode Suite, today introduced a new color correction tool suited for budget conscious film makers that want professional quality tools.
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Red Giant Software Launches Red Giant TV with Aharon Rabinowitz
Red Giant Software, with popular products including Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode, today launched the beta version of Red Giant TV. Noted expert in the video and animation industry, Aharon Rabinowitz will host the show.
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Red Giant Software Unveils Warp: Corner Pin, Shadow, and Reflection Tools
Red Giant Software, publisher of the popular Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode products, today introduced Red Giant Warp. Adding a perfect shadow, a realistic reflection or working with distorted video can be tough. Red Giant Warp makes it easy to generate these effects quickly.
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Condre Storage to sell an Apple AV RAID Product
Condre Storage, Inc., a leading Solutions Provider Distributor and provider of high availability storage solutions, is proud to announce that they have chosen to sell an APPLE optimized AV RAID, The Bullet.
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David Della Santa Launches Volume Music + Sound in SF
Composer/Sound Designer David Della Santa has launched Volume Music + Sound. He returns to his native San Francisco following a successful run in New York, where he worked with Tonefarmer.
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French Director Caroline Attia Directs First U.S. Commercial for Z Animation and Martin/Williams
French animation director, designer and illustrator Caroline Attia, the newest addition to commercial animation studio Z Animation (www.zanimation.tv), has directed her first U.S. commercial.
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Panasonic to Bundle Red Giant Software ToonIt with AG-DVX100B Cameras
Red Giant Effects Bundle Also Includes Magic Bullet Looks and Instant HD
Red Giant Software, with popular products Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode, today announced that Panasonic expanded its long standing bundle with Red Giant Software to include ToonIt with its powerful AG-DVX100B camcorder purchased in the United States.
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Red Giant Software Offers Camera Shake, Jitter, and Noise Removal Tool
New Product Included in Magic Bullet Suite 2008
Red Giant Software, with popular products Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode, today launched Magic Bullet Steady, a new tool to remove camera shake, jitter, and noise.
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Red Giant Software Acquires Digital Anarchy Plug-Ins
Six New Motion Graphics Packages Expand Product Line
Red Giant Software, with popular products Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory, and Trapcode, today announced that it has agreed to acquire the video plug-in portfolio of Digital Anarchy, a San Francisco-based plug-in developer.
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‘Laid To Rest,’ Dark Thriller From Director Robert Hall, Shot With Panasonic AJ-HPX3000 Master-Quality Camcorders In AVC-INTRA
Anchor Bay Entertainment Acquires the Project for Release Early Next Year
It is a dark and claustrophobic night for the heroine of the upcoming horror movie, Laid to Rest, the terrifying story of a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity.
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Red Giant Software Releases Magic Bullet Instant HD Advanced
Red Giant Software, publisher of Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode products, today introduced Magic Bullet Instant HD Advanced (formerly named Instant HD Pro). This new plug-in for Adobe After Effects CS3 delivers the highest possible quality conversion for SD to HD and is well-suited to prepare analog source footage and DV video clips for inclusion in HD projects.
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Zoic Studios Knows How to Get Smart, Creates VFX for Feature Release
Zoic Studios is proud to have been one of the lead visual effect houses for the Warner Brothers movie Get Smart, which premieres tomorrow, June 20, 2008.
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Magic Bullet Looks 1.1 Now Available for Sony Vegas 8
Red Giant Software, publisher of a line of professional digital video tools, including Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode, today released Magic Bullet Looks 1.1 with new support for Sony Vegas 8.
published 6 years ago   read more
Red Giant Software Introduces Trapcode Horizon
New Updaters Released for Composite Wizard and Image Lounge
Red Giant Software, publisher of a line of professional digital video tools, including Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory, and all Trapcode products, today released Trapcode Horizon.
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"The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Taps AJA XENA 2Ke Video Solution
VFX Editorial Team Uses XENA 2Ke for Seamless Integration with Adobe After Effects and Top Quality HD Ingest
AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced today that "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno is using AJA's XENA 2Ke video card as a key component of its VFX editing pipeline.
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Red Giant Software to Show Five New Products at NAB 2008
Red Giant Software, publisher of a line of professional desktop tools including the award-winning Magic BulletT technology will show five new products at the upcoming NAB Convention in Las Vegas, NV (April 14-17, 2008).
published 6 years ago   read more
Red Giant Software Sponsors My Toolfarm Contest
User-submitted videos to be shown at NAB 2008
Red Giant Software is sponsoring a contest to let users submit their best work using Red Giant Software's Magic Bullet Looks or Trapcode Form tools and win a chance to show their work at NAB 2008.
published 7 years ago   read more
Magic Bullet Frames Now Shipping
Take Interlaced Video and Get the 24p Look of Film Right in Final Cut Pro, Motion or Premiere Pro
published 7 years ago   read more
Videoguys Top 10 Products of 2007
The Eleventh Annual Awards Presentation Listed Online At www.videoguys.com
published 7 years ago   read more
Magic Bullet Looks Wins 2007 Digital Content Producer Vanguard Award
Red Giant Software Magic Bullet Looks was recently awarded a 2007 Vanguard Award by Digital Content Producer. Vanguard Awards go to the most groundbreaking new products for video production professionals that are released in the calendar year.
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Stimulus Films Serves Up Dark Comedy,
Stimulus Films (Atlanta, GA) is completing post-production of "Grilling Bobby Hicks", a whodunit with a whiff of romance shot with Panasonic’s AJ-HDX900 multi-format DVCPRO HD camcorder.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: Red Giant Software Acquires Digieffects Cinelook
Special Cross Grade to Magic Bullet Products Offered to Cinelook Customers
published 7 years ago   read more
News: Red Giant Software Unveils Magic Bullet Looks
Powerful New Look Tool Now Available
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