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Stanford Research Lab Is Unlocking the Secrets of Biological Flight
News: Stanford Research Lab Is Unlocking the Secrets of Biological FlightStanford's research lab, Lentink Lab, is unlocking the secrets of biological flight in order to create innovative flying robots. The lab is headed by Mechanical Engineering Professor David Lentink, who investigates the wing movements of birds using high speed cameras capable of shooting at 3,200 frames per second. The video footage recorded is being used to reveal the intricacies of the bird’s every movement.
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4K Boom Drives Pablo Rio Sales in Japan
Japanese Post Production Houses Choose Quantel For Efficient High Resolution Workflows
With 4K rapidly gaining hold as the medium of choice in Japan for movies, high quality TV programs and large screen public displays, post houses have turned to Quantel and Pablo Rio to handle 4K post production.
published 2 months ago   read more
I-MOVIX To Show The Industry’s Most Powerful 4K Ultra Slow Motion System at IBC 2014
News: I-MOVIX  To Show The Industry’s Most Powerful 4K Ultra Slow Motion System at IBC 2014I-MOVIX is the worldwide leader in extreme slow motion for sports broadcast (from 75 to over 5,000 FPS). The company’s products are the first true ultra-slow motion systems, fully integrated for broadcast use, offering the unprecedented combination of very high frame rates and instant replay, or continuous streaming. The technology has applications in live sports and other live TV productions, as well as in commercials, documentaries, feature films, and scientific R&D.
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Christie 4K Cinema Projector Screens Opening Film At The 17Th Shanghai International Film Festival
News: Christie 4K Cinema Projector Screens Opening Film At The 17Th Shanghai International Film FestivalThe 17th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) kicked off on a high note with Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema projection, deploying its 4K digital cinema projector to screen the opening film of this prestigious event on June 14, 2014. Christie is also the exclusive digital projection partner for the SIFF for the sixth consecutive year.
published 3 months ago   read more
SGO Sponsors Creative Week at BAFTA
Showcasing Excellence in Creative Output | 2 – 6 June 2014 - BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly London W1J 9LN
SGO is proud to sponsor Creative Week which takes place at BAFTA from 2 - 6 June, drawing the television, film and advertising worlds together. Creative Week is the perfect environment for visitors to meet SGO and discover even more about Mistika's remarkable 4K capabilities and Mamba FX's node-based compositing, within the context of an experts forum. The high-profile event is produced by Media Business Insight (MBI) - the publishers of Broadcast, Screen International and Shots. The full programme covers enticing topics delivered by top industry players from BSkyB, ONSIGHT, The Look, The Mill, The Framestore, The Farm, MPC, Atlantic Productions, and many others.
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Qube Cinema Enables Historic Screening of Digitally Restored "Oklahoma!"
News: Qube Cinema Enables Historic Screening of Digitally Restored "Oklahoma!"4K HFR Version of Classic Film Premieres Opening Night of TCM Film Festival
Qube Cinema participated in a landmark screening of the restored and digitally mastered "Oklahoma!" at the TCM Classic Film Festival on April 10 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Attendees, including "Oklahoma!" lead Shirley Jones, were treated to a 4K high frame rate (HFR) premiere of the classic musical projected onto the large screen by a 4K projector containing the Qube 4K Xi integrated media block (IMB) and relying on a high bitrate DCP streamed by the Qube XP-I server. This historic screening of the 1955 Todd-AO classic is the first time a high bitrate and HFR DCP has been created and exhibited as part of the restoration of a feature film classic.
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Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™
News: Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™SGO today announced that its extremely powerful flagship colour grading and finishing platform, Mistika, now supports Dolby® Vision™ technology, enabling the display of high dynamic range (HDR) images with wider colour gamut capabilities. SGO, working in close collaboration with Dolby, will look to make the Dolby Vision workflow capabilities available in Mistika from version 8.2, which was previewed at NAB and is due for release shortly after IBC 2014.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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Matrox to Support Next Major Updates of Adobe Professional Video Editing Tools
Matrox Editing Cards and Devices will be Tightly Integrated with the Next Major Updates of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC for Rock-Solid Workflows from SD to 4K
Matrox® Video today announced support for the upcoming release of Adobe® professional video editing tools, including Adobe Premiere® Pro CC and Adobe Mercury Transmit for Adobe After Effects® CC, with the Matrox Mojito™ 4K monitoring card, the Matrox MXO2™ family of I/O devices and the Matrox Mojito MAX™ I/O card. WYSIWYG support for Adobe Photoshop® CC will also be provided.
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Legend3D Continues to Set the Pace with SGO Technology
News: Legend3D Continues to Set the Pace with SGO TechnologyHollywood's most innovative stereoscopic and visual effects company Legend3D, has invested in SGO's trail-blazing technology to launch them to the next level. Esteemed for delivering the highest-quality Stereo 3D film conversions, Legend3D will integrate its Mistika post production system with two Assist Stations into the conversion and visual effects pipeline at the Company's impressive 60,000 sq. ft. studio with multiple theatres and R&D facilities. With the capacity to work on up to three full feature films and multiple commercials concurrently, Legend3D delivers world-class high quality projects such as "The Lego Movie," "Man of Steel," "Life of Pi," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Smurfs 1 & 2," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," and many others.
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SGO Proudly Continues Its Sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit
SGO proudly continues its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit. This important event, produced by Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society features the talented people and creative technologies behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year culminating in a celebration of the world's most excellent content. Mistika presentations will take place in the 3D Theatre on both days followed by Q&A’s. In addition, a series of exclusive screenings with expert practitioners will line-up the exciting two-day summit, many of whom have used Mistika in their projects.
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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.
published 7 months ago   read more
Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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Pablo Rio Proves That Quality Matters For Post
Quantel's high quality color and finishing system grows post revenues by 50%
Quantel announced today that sales of its Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing system in its first year of release have grown the company's sales into the post production market by 50%.
published 7 months ago   read more
Top Japanese Post House IMAGICA Invests in Pablo Rio for 4K and HFR
Leading Tokyo-based facility looks to the future with Quantel
Japan's largest post-production company, IMAGICA, has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio and Neo Nano color panel for 4K and HFR editing, color correction and finishing. Established in 1935 and headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo, IMAGICA is home to Japan's most extensive production and post-production facilities, providing services for the film, advertising and motion picture industries.
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RealD TrueImage™ Image Enhancement Technology Debuts With ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’
Image Processing System Delivers More Immersive and Lifelike 2D and 3D Visuals Conveying a Filmmaker’s True Creative Aesthetic
RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) has announced that the company’s new 2D and 3D image enhancement technology, RealD TrueImage™, has been utilized during post-production of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM). RealD TrueImage™ eliminates artifacts commonly associated with digital and film based capture through a proprietary process, resulting in higher quality imagery which is more detailed, lifelike and a more accurate reflection of a filmmaker’s intent.
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Christie Lights Up TCL Chinese Theatres As Official 4K Digital Projection Partner, With Christie Duo Anchoring State-Of-The-Art 932-Seat Auditorium
News: Christie Lights Up TCL Chinese Theatres As Official 4K Digital Projection Partner, With Christie Duo Anchoring State-Of-The-Art 932-Seat AuditoriumTCL Chinese Theatres Powered by Christie DLP Cinema® Projectors
Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, announced that it is the official 4K digital projection partner of TCL Chinese Theatres for the renovated TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, with the acclaimed 4K Christie® Duo™ two-projector system anchoring that theater’s 932-seat auditorium and lighting up its massive screen.
published 8 months ago   read more
NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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Visual Effects Society Releases First-of-its-Kind Standardized Camera Report
Open Source Initiative to Improve Capture and Exchange of Camera Sheets and Metadata from Production to VFX
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, has released a standardized interchange for camera reports, allowing essential visual effects information to be better captured and transferred through production into the post-production visual effects arena. The VES worked in collaboration with leading VFX companies for more than a year to standardize data fields and specify data transfer formats and create a new universal system for providing reliable camera sheets and metadata. The format is open sourced and is available with no fees or restrictions.
published 9 months ago   read more
Advance Tickets For “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” Go On Sale In The U.S. On Thursday, November 21, At 9:00 AM Eastern Time
News: Advance Tickets For “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” Go On Sale In The U.S. On Thursday, November 21, At 9:00 AM Eastern TimeMidnight showings set for Thursday, December 12
Moviegoers who are eagerly anticipating the December 13 release of the epic fantasy adventure “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” will be able to secure their seats nearly a month in advance when tickets go on sale, online and in theaters in the U.S., on Thursday, November 21, at 9:00 AM ET. Fans will have the opportunity to see the movie first at midnight on Thursday, December 12.
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Vancouver's Emily Carr University of Art + Design invests in Pablo Rio
Leading art, media and design University chooses Quantel for HFR, UHD and S3D research
Vancouver-based Emily Carr University of Art + Design has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio color correction and finishing system and two Pablo PA workflow assist stations to further research into advanced media techniques and workflows. The systems will be used for the production of S3D content, and research into high frame rate 4K-8K S3D production pipelines. Quantel's Canadian post-production reseller, Annex Pro, designed the system which includes the first Pablo Rio 4K in Vancouver.
published 10 months ago   read more
2013 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced Gala Event Spotlights Leaders and Innovators in Post Production
News: 2013 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced Gala Event Spotlights Leaders and Innovators in Post ProductionThe 2013 HPA Awards® took place tonight, celebrating talent and innovation in 12 creative categories as well as in three special honors. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in helping to create features, television programs, spots, and entertainment enjoyed around the world. Presented by the Hollywood Post Alliance® - the professional organization for the post production community - the 8th Annual HPA Awards took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, in front of a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries.
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Christie Integrated Media Block Completes Dolby Atmos Testing, Licensing
News: Christie Integrated Media Block Completes Dolby Atmos Testing, LicensingDCI-Compliant, Fully-Integrated Media Block Brings 4K and High Frame Rate Projection to Life, While Supporting Incredible Audio
Christie®, a global visual technology company, today announced that the Christie® IMB, an integrated media block solution that seamlessly converts and delivers feature-film and alternative content within a secure environment, now supports Dolby® Atmos™, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment.
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Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGO
News: Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGOSGO Mistika's Unique workflow helped to produce world's first HFR Stereo 3D in The Hobbit Trilogy
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production won an IBC2013 Innovation Award this week for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - spearheaded innovation throughout the acquisition and post production pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers, and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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The HPA Announces the 2013 Winners of the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® announced the 2013 recipients of the organization's Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production earlier this month, during a special on-line press event. These prestigious awards recognize the technical excellence and creative innovation that is helping to drive the post industry forward. The nominees in the craft categories were also announced.
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AJA Releases TruZoom™ for Realtime 4K to HD Region-of-Interest Workflows
News: AJA Releases TruZoom™ for Realtime 4K to HD Region-of-Interest WorkflowsIBC Conference Stand 7.F11- AJA Video Systems today announced TruZoom™ delivering high-quality region-of-interest (ROI) workflows from 4K and UltraHD video. The TruZoom software and external joystick controller drives AJA’s Corvid Ultra professional video I/O platfrom. TruZoom allows customers to scale any 16:9 region within 4K frames to HD in realtime, making it ideal for sports broadcast, live event production, professional AV, and digital film.
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Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
News: Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013IBC 2013, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront will underline its reputation as an industry-leading technology innovator as it previews performance-boosting advances for 4K and Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) production and post production, across the 2014 versions of its On-Set Dailies, Express Dailies and Transkoder products at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13-17 Sept (c/o AJA 7.F11, Tangent 7.G33 and Sony 12.A10).
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SGO Accelerates Mistika's Lightning-Speed Performance with New NVIDIA Quadro K6000
News: SGO Accelerates Mistika's Lightning-Speed Performance with New NVIDIA Quadro K6000Mistika powers up with NVIDIA to increase interactivity and HFR support
SGO today announced that it has certified the enterprise-class NVIDIA Quadro K6000 professional graphics card for use with its award-winning, high-end colour grading and finishing system Mistika. Recognised as the fastest post-production system available, Mistika's performance will be boosted with the addition of NVIDIA's latest GPU, which offers Mistika users over two times increased throughput. As Mistika runs with "off the shelf" hardware, users can benefit by simply upgrading their GPU board to the new Quadro K6000.
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Christie Lights Up Toronto International Film Festival Screens
World’s leading visual display provider is projection partner for 13th straight year at the Festival
Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, is proud to serve as projection partner for the Toronto International Film Festival® , which takes place September 5–15.
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SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for Mistika
News: SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for MistikaSGO's Development Team Honored for Mistika Innovation and Impact in the Industry
Spanish developer SGO receives the prestigious International 3D Society's 3D Technology Lumiere Award for its Mistika finishing and color grading system for advancements in Stereo 3D and Ultra HD technology. The Lumiere Technology Awards are voted by a professional awards committee via balloting where the judges recommended SGO's Mistika for the top tier award, specifically due to its impact and innovation in the marketplace. SGO will be honored at a ceremony in Hollywood which takes place on the 18th September, where Geoff Mills, Director of SGO Global Sales and Operations, will receive the Award on behalf of the pioneering technology team.
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Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
News: Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront will underline its reputation as an industry-leading technology innovator as it previews performance-boosting advances for 4K and Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) production and post production, across the 2014 versions of its On-Set Dailies, Express Dailies and Transkoder products at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13-17 Sept (c/o AJA 7.F11, Tangent 7.G33 and Sony 12.A10).
published 1 year ago   read more
Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013
News: Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013SGO presents Powerful new Toolsets, revolutionary Capabilities in Colour Grading, Finishing and Intelligent Broadcasting solutions for more efficient workflows in Mistika SGO Stand A11, Hall 6 – The RAI, Amsterdam 13– 17 September 2013
SGO will be showcasing at IBC 2013, its world-leading line of powerful 4K+ Mistika DI and Stereo 3D post production solutions. Visitors to the show will be able to see how Mistika's creative power can be put to use at the centre of every stage of production. Headlines include the unveiling of Mistika Post Version 7.4 and further exciting developments will be revealed including Mistika's new Shape Tracker providing colourists and compositors alike with an impressively fast and powerful tracking tool at the mere touch of a button.
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Bluefish444 & Kamerawerk With Industry Partners Provide Tomorrow’s 4K 60P Workflows Today
News: Bluefish444 & Kamerawerk With Industry Partners Provide Tomorrow’s 4K 60P Workflows TodayRenowned production and post production facility, Kamerawerk GmbH Switzerland, has launched itself into tomorrow’s production techniques today. Kamerawerk is producing a story driven music video, using not only 4K acquisition but a complete 4K 60 frame per second production pipeline including cameras, editing, colour grading and finishing.
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eyeon Production Pipeline (EPP) – Open Source Workflow Independence
News: eyeon Production Pipeline (EPP) – Open Source Workflow IndependenceLeading VFX and Broadcast software developer, eyeon Software, announced today the shipping release of EPP, eyeon’s latest solution to drive production efficiencies and productivity.
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Park Road Post Production is nominated for an IBC2013 Innovation Award for world-first HFR Stereo 3D using SGO Mistika in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world's first major 48fps 3D feature film
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production has been nominated for the prestigious IBC2013 Innovation Awards for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. The project has been selected from over 200 entries, as one of the four finalists in the Content Creation category. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - has spearheaded innovation throughout the film pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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Sony NEX-FS700U/K, NEX-FS100U/K Metabones EF Adapter Rebate Promo
News: Sony NEX-FS700U/K, NEX-FS100U/K Metabones EF Adapter Rebate PromoBand Pro Film & Digital, Inc. hosts Sony rebate
Sony has announced limited time Summer promotions on the FS700 and SF100 camera.
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JMR Electronics Helps Douglas Trumbull Push HFR Limits
Douglas Trumbull wanted to make UFOTOG, a 10-minute short, to showcase his vision of immersive movie-going: 120 fps at 4K in 3D, on a curved screen. To shoot and present a movie in a never-before-seen format, he turned to JMR Electronics to design and built a server and storage system that could collect, manage, playback and edit the huge amounts of image data generated by 120 fps, 4K and 3D. In this story, we learn how Trumbull created an innovative pipeline and worked with JMR Electronics to come up with a tailored solution to his very demanding production needs.
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JMR Electronics Helps Douglas Trumbull Push the Limits of High-Frame-Rate Cinema
News: JMR Electronics Helps Douglas Trumbull Push the Limits of High-Frame-Rate CinemaStorage systems innovator designs customized playback system for world’s first 120 fps, 3D movie.
JMR Electronics recently designed and built a high performance server and storage system for the production of the world’s first high-frame-rate 3D movie. "UFOTOG," a 10-minute short that tells the story of a man’s attempt to photograph alien spacecraft, is the work of director, visual effects pioneer and filmmaking visionary Douglas Trumbull. In a cinematic first, Trumbull shot the film in stereoscopic 3D at 4K resolution and at a camera speed of 120 frames per second. JMR’s unique server and storage solution was used on the set to collect, manage, playback and edit the huge amounts of image data produced during the making of the film.
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SMPTE Sparks Interest, Raises Profile at 2013 NAB Show
News: SMPTE Sparks Interest, Raises Profile at 2013 NAB ShowThe SMPTE booth at the 2013 NAB Show buzzed with traffic and enthusiasm about the society's current work. Projects underway over the past year generated high interest at the show, where SMPTE announced key advances in standards development, including the formation of a task force and the results of the society's latest quarterly standards meetings. With a conference produced in partnership with the NAB Show, SMPTE also demonstrated its ability to offer dynamic educational events featuring leading figures in the motion picture business. While keynote speaker Jon Landau, the Oscar®-winning producer of "Titanic" and "Avatar," attracted a large audience to the conference session, word of mouth and social media posts brought a huge crowd of students to the SMPTE booth for the fourth annual Student Ice Cream Social.
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Pablo Rio Powers Up with NVIDIA Kepler Architecture GPUs
News: Pablo Rio Powers Up with NVIDIA Kepler Architecture GPUsQuantel taps latest NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based GPUs for more throughput, increased interactivity and HFR support
Quantel announced today that its Pablo Rio software high-end color and finishing system now supports the latest NVIDIA(r) Kepler(tm) architecture-based Tesla(r) K20 GPU accelerators. Tesla K20 GPUs provide about twice the performance of the previous-generation Tesla GPUs based on the NVIDIA Fermi architecture, and 10 times faster performance than the latest CPUs.
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DLP Cinema® Technology Empowers Exhibitors With The Tools To Harness Digital Cinema’s Instant Opportunities And Future Innovations
Full Range Of DLP Cinema Intelligent Display Solutions Ensures Any Theatre Can Go Digital And Reap The Rewards
As nearly 85,000* movie theatre screens around the world showcase the digital cinema revolution using Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) DLP Cinema® technology, the benefits of digital are becoming more apparent every day to both exhibitors and audiences – and even more is possible. Whether exhibitors are looking to improve their bottom line, or want to wow with the new experiences and technologies that surpass home and mobile entertainment, DLP Cinema can provide a forward-facing solution. Together with partner licensees Barco, Christie and NEC, DLP Cinema is helping to enhance theatres with the brightest 3D showings, high frame rate (HFR) content playback, large screen laser projection, and other advantages today.
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Christie Positions Customers For Decades Of Growth With Wide Range Of Innovative Products, Services And Financing Options At Cinemacon
News: Christie Positions Customers For Decades Of Growth With Wide Range Of Innovative Products, Services And Financing Options At Cinemacon“Innovation Theatre” to showcase latest advances in High Frame Rate Projection
Christie®, a global visual technology company, will showcase a wide range of innovative cinema projection solutions, backed by its monitoring and support services, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, April 15 – 18. Christie is the world’s largest manufacturer, installer and servicer of DLP Cinema® projectors and once again has the show’s largest CinemaCon exhibit area to confirm its position as the “Exhibitor’s Choice” for attendees of this pre-eminent gathering of movie theater owners from around the world.
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Shipments Of High-Value Christie Solaria One Projectors To Global Exhibitors Accelerate In 2013
News: Shipments Of High-Value Christie Solaria One Projectors To Global Exhibitors Accelerate In 2013Shipments of the Christie® Solaria® One projector, a DCI-compliant solution based on Texas Instruments’ (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) S2K DLP Cinema® chipset, have accelerated since first units rolled off Christie’s manufacturing plant floors in November 2012. Small-screen theaters in China, Russia, India, Brazil and across Europe and North America are seizing the opportunity to purchase these complete, economical projectors.
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Marquise Technologies at NAB 2013: a mastered workflow, from dailies to delivery
At NAB 2013 Marquise Technologies will showcase MIST Mobile, MIST DCI Mastering, MIST IMF Mastering and RAIN 4K.
Marquise Technologies has announced today the products to be showcased at NAB. Offering a complete and understandable workflow from dailies, with MIST Mobile, to high-end real-time color grading with RAIN, to the mastering for digital cinema with MIST DCI Mastering, or for content owners with MIST IMF Mastering, Marquise Technologies is definitely turned towards the future with the only solution supporting ACES end-to-end.
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Mistika brings new developments, products and performance-leading Innovations for post, DI and broadcast to NAB
SGO launches Mistika Air at NAB – Intelligent Broadcasting solutions for more efficient workflows
“Mistika has become a system and workflow solution associated with leading developments which address the very latest desires and trends of the post, DI and broadcast markets. NAB is a perfect place to showcase our technology with work done by our amazing customers from the small boutiques to the biggest film studios and broadcasters all around the world. We will continue to push development that keeps us one step ahead of the competition and which delivers many of the best solutions in the industry”
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SGO sponsors 3D Creative Summit at London’s BFI showcasing excellence in Stereo 3D
News: SGO sponsors 3D Creative Summit at London’s BFI showcasing excellence in Stereo 3DHighlights include Park Road discussing ground-breaking HFR post on The Hobbit
SGO is a proud sponsor of the 3D Creative Summit produced by Ravensbourne Collage and The International 3D Society. It takes place at London’s BFI which features talented people behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year.
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Marquise Technologies Teams Up With Fusion-io
News: Marquise Technologies Teams Up With Fusion-ioSwiss manufacturer of high-end image processing solutions for Motion Pictures & Television joins Fusion-io Technology Alliance Program to deliver ultra-high performance
Marquise Technologies announced today that the company is working with Fusion-io, through the Fusion-io Technology Alliance Program.
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Pennsylvania Independent Funtime Cinemas Goes Digital With Christie Solaria One
Quality and cost appreciated as owners get ready for the end of 35mm film
The FunTime Cinemas, a specialty exhibitor with three cinemas in Pennsylvania, has completed its conversion to digital projection at its Kendig location using the Christie® Solaria One, an all-in-one DLP-Cinema® solution designed especially for independent and community-owned theatres.
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NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference: GTC Morning Call - Day Three
MILLION-WORD VOCABULARY – A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY – PEDAL TO THE METAL FOR GPUs – COMPUTING THE CURE
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Qube Cinema Installs 4K 3D System at Moody Gardens
Single-Server Setup Enhances Viewing Experience on Giant Screen
Qube Cinema installed its single-server 4K 3D system at Moody Gardens in advance of the GSCA Film Expo and Digital Symposium happening now in Galveston, Texas. The single Qube XP-I server delivers 4K stereoscopic imagery to two Barco 4K projectors each with its own embedded Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB). Moody Gardens now joins the ranks of giant screen theaters in North America with 4K 3D capabilities, offering visitors stunning stereo digital imagery.
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2013 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema, Produced in Partnership with SMPTE, Adds HFR 3D Tutorial and More
SMPTE Members Who Register by March 22 Get $100 Off Registration for 2013 NAB Show Conference and Exhibits Packages
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today confirmed the sessions scheduled for the 2013 NAB Show's "Technology Summit on Cinema: Advances in Image and Sound," produced in partnership with SMPTE. Scheduled for April 6-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Conference Room S222, the summit will feature more than a dozen sessions, including a newly added, prerecorded high frame rate (HFR) 3D tutorial narrated by James Cameron.
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Qube Cinema Partners with Microcinema to Install D-Cinema Servers Throughout Italy
News: Qube Cinema Partners with Microcinema to Install D-Cinema Servers Throughout ItalyContinuing Collaboration Has Provided Italian Installation Company with Servers for over 250 Screens
Qube Cinema continues to work with the Italian digital cinema service provider, Microcinema, to supply its D-cinema servers and Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) to theaters throughout Italy. Since 2008, the partners have installed the Qube XP-D and XP-I servers in over 250 theaters. Due to this ongoing collaboration, cinema owners in Italy have equipment providing them with access to a wide array of digital content, including Microcinema’s vast library of movies, as well as live and recorded events.
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FotoKem Adds the Power of Mistika to DI Suites
News: FotoKem Adds the Power of Mistika to DI SuitesFotoKem, a leading post production resource for the worldwide creative community, has added two Mistika 4K systems in their Burbank facility, bolstering their end-to-end services. The Mistika systems will share an SGO configured SAN, supporting FotoKem’s high frame rate, 3D and digital intermediate/colour services. The installation fosters FotoKem’s 50 years of focus on their clients’ needs through investing in technologically advanced tools and solutions to expertly guide film-makers through the entire process from production to post.
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Christie Helps Pennsylvania's Fox Berkshire Theatre Go Digital
News: Christie Helps Pennsylvania's Fox Berkshire Theatre Go DigitalChristie Projectors Selected by Entertainment Supply & Technology as Part of Extensive Renovations
Christie® is helping the Fox Berkshire theatre, Reading, Pa., enter the modern age of digital cinema, following the complete upgrades of its eight screens exclusively with Christie Solaria® Series projectors. Formerly the Wyomissing 8, the facility recently celebrated its return to the Fox Theatres family after being under different management since 1996.
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SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world first major 48fps 3D feature film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
News: SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world first major 48fps 3D feature film  “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”“It is safe to say that we could not have done it without SGO,” says Dave Hollingsworth, Park Road’s Head of Picture and Supervising Digital Colourist for The Hobbit
It took a world first behind the scenes workflow in order for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to become the first large scale wide release feature film to be exhibited in 48 frames per second.
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Europa Sound & Vision embraces SGO Mistika to add high-end colour grading, on-line finishing and DCP creation facilities in Sweden
News: Europa Sound & Vision embraces SGO Mistika to add high-end colour grading, on-line finishing and DCP creation facilities in SwedenLeading Swedish post production house Europa Sound & Vision has significantly boosted its facilities and workflow with the purchase of three Mistika systems providing deliverables up to 4K. The investment consists of a Mistika for high-end colour grading, another for real-time compositing, online finishing and DCP creation, combined with a Mistika Assist workstation, all sharing a 96TB SGO SAN in a collaborative workflow environment. The primary focus is on 2D projects but the systems can easily be upgraded to Stereo 3D and High Frame Rate (HFR) when required.
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SMPTE Issues Call for Papers for SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Proposals Being Accepted Online Through June 21
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), today issued a call for papers for the prestigious SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, which will be held Oct. 22-24 in Hollywood, Calif. Proposals for technical papers to be presented at the conference are being accepted through June 21 via the SMPTE online content submission tool located at http://www.smpte.org/cfp.
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Qube Cinema Delivers HFR 3D Technology for World Premieres of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
News: Qube Cinema Delivers HFR 3D Technology for World Premieres of The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyQube XP-I Server and Xi Integrated Media Blocks Used at Wellington and London Premieres
Qube Cinema provided the High Frame Rate (HFR) server technology for the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), on the Titan XC screen at the Reading Courtenay theater in Wellington, NZ on Nov. 28. The Qube equipment was also used for the London premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on Dec. 12. The Qube XP-I server was chosen to stream a high bit rate DCP at 48 fps stereoscopic 3D to two Qube Xi Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs). The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first film to be distributed at this new higher frame rate, among all of the standard formats.
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The Magic Of Cinema Powers On Worldwide With DLP Cinema’s® Comprehensive Suite Of Leading Digital Projection Technology
Delivering High Frame Rates, The Brightest 3D, 4K For The Largest Screens, Innovative, Compact 2K Solutions And More; China Driving Digital Forward With Nearly 75,000 DLP Cinema Screens To Date
The benefits and longstanding promises of digital cinema continue to be realized around the globe in theatres new and old, and of all sizes, with Texas Instruments (TI) NASDAQ: TXN) DLP Cinema® technology used to illuminate nearly 75,000 movie theatre screens. Together with its OEM licensees, Barco, Christie and NEC, DLP Cinema has been able to further meet the ever-changing needs of exhibitors and filmmakers with a complete family of products and technology to share the highest quality, most immersive content and visual experiences possible with audiences. DLP Cinema offers four different chipsets specifically engineered for specific exhibitor preferences and venues – from 4K resolution for screens as wide as 105 feet, to cost-effective 3D- and High Frame Rate-capable (HFR) projection for independent single-screen theatres – that each ensures award-winning image reproduction, longstanding reliability, and forward-thinking upgradability.
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Qube Cinema XP-I Server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) Achieve DCI Compliance
News: Qube Cinema XP-I Server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) Achieve DCI ComplianceDual Projector, 4K 3D and HFR Technology Leader Now DCI Compliant
Qube Cinema announced that its XP-I digital cinema server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) have passed the DCI Compliance Test Plan (CTP). The high performance, security and reliability of the XP-I and Xi IMB have been confirmed by these tests. This server-IMB combination accommodates 4K resolution and is the ultimate setup for high frame rate (HFR) exhibition, making it essential for today’s digital cinema.
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The Journey Begins... Advance Tickets For "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Go On Sale On Wednesday, November 7, At 12:00PM Eastern Time In The U.S. And Canada
News: The Journey Begins... Advance Tickets For "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Go On Sale On Wednesday, November 7, At 12:00PM Eastern Time In The U.S. And Canada"The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy Extended Cut Marathon Coming to U.S. Theaters December 8-9
Moviegoers who are eagerly anticipating the December 14 release of the epic fantasy adventure "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," will be able to secure their seats over a month in advance when tickets go on sale, online and in theaters across North America, at 12:00pm Eastern Time, on Wednesday, November 7.
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Colorfront Wins Emmy Award For On-Set Dailies
News: Colorfront Wins Emmy Award For On-Set DailiesColorfront On-Set Dailies continues to dominate file-based production on major motion pictures and episodic TV shows
Academy Award-winning developer Colorfront today announced it has been awarded a 2012 Primetime Engineering Emmy from the Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences for Colorfront On-Set Dailies, the market-leading on-set dailies system for motion picture and TV production.
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Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures to Celebrate Tolkien Week with Worldwide Trailer Debut for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
News: Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures to Celebrate Tolkien Week with Worldwide Trailer Debut for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”Trailer Debut Leads Up to 75th Anniversary of Publication of The Hobbit and Worldwide Hobbit Day, Marking the Birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins
Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) are joining the worldwide celebration of Tolkien Week with the debut of the highly anticipated theatrical trailer for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” on September 19, 2012. The first in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is directed by Oscar® winner Peter Jackson, who previously brought to the screen the blockbuster “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy. The week-long Tolkien Week celebration encompasses the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit novel and the worldwide celebration of Hobbit Day.
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ASSIMILATE Announces Support for AMD FirePro Professional Graphics
ASSIMILATE, makers of the powerful, real-time SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® digital intermediate and dailies workflow software for the production and post-production of feature film, episodic television, commercials and spots, today announced support for AMD (NYSE: AMD) FirePro™ W8000 and V7900 SDI professional graphics cards.
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Dolby Excites the Eyes and Ears at IBC
At IBC (Amsterdam, Sept. 7–11), Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) demonstrates its full range of innovative technologies that underpin today’s entertainment ecosystem, from audio and video content creation to distribution and playback.
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Final Film in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” Trilogy Slated for Worldwide Release on July 18, 2014
Second Film to Be Titled “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and Third Film Titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”
Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures jointly announced today that the final film in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, now titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” will be released worldwide on July 18, 2014. All three films in the trilogy are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.
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Image Matters Launches The I’m-XS Extreme Imaging Board for JPEG2000 and Uncompressed Images
At IBC in Booth 10.D31
Image Matters, developer of innovative hardware and software tools for extreme imaging applications, has launched I’m XS, a new high-performance video board for OEMs, integrators, and advanced users.
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Qube Cinema Shows Uncompressed 4K IMB at IBC
Simplifying 4K Review for Postproduction with the Quad 3G Interface
Qube Cinema will show visitors to IBC how its Quad 3G interface for digital cinema projectors facilitates digital intermediate and D-cinema mastering workflows. The Qube XP-I server can stream uncompressed 4K data, as well as compressed DCP images, directly to a projector through a 4K Xi Integrated Media Block (IMB) featuring the Quad 3G interface. Post facilities can now use the same server-projector setup for both HD-4K uncompressed color grading and 2K-4K digital cinema playback for comprehensive review and quality control.
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Qube Cinema Releases Version 3.0 Digital Cinema Server Software
News: Qube Cinema Releases Version 3.0 Digital Cinema Server SoftwareDCI-Compliant XP-D Server Provides Upgrade Options to Stereoscopic HFR 3D and 4K
Qube Cinema announced the release of version 3.0 server software for its digital cinema servers. The new digital cinema server software platform is used in both the Qube XP-I as well as the XP-D, which recently passed the DCI Compliance Test Plan (CTP).
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Qube Cinema Brings High Frame Rate 3D to CineEurope
News: Qube Cinema Brings High Frame Rate 3D to CineEuropeDemonstrating Immediate Solutions for Exhibitors and Giant Screen Theaters
Qube Cinema will demo the high-frame-rate (HFR) and high-bit-rate (HBR) capabilities of the Qube XP-I server and Qube Xi Integrated Media Block (IMB) to the European audience at CineEurope, June 18-21 in Barcelona.
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Qube Cinema Demos Multi-IMB Synchronization, IMB-Supported Laser Projection and HFR 3D at CinemaCon 2012
New Technologies Represent Major Milestones in Digital Projection
Qube Cinema demonstrated a series of industry firsts at CinemaCon in Las Vegas recently, including multi-IMB sync, 3D projections running at 120 fps per eye (240 fps total), and a special demonstration of new laser projection technology from Barco.
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