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World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction Festival
News: World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction FestivalSpecial effects legend Douglas Trumbull Presents Premiere of "UFOTOG" at Cinerama, Along With Dozens Of Science Fiction Classics And Attendance Of Celebrity Guests
Paul G. Allen's iconic Seattle Cinerama Theater announces its second annual Science Fiction Festival, running from May 1-12, with 12 days of special programming. The festival will be highlighted by the world premiere of Douglas Trumbull's short film, "UFOTOG," along with screening of over three dozen of the genre's most beloved movies and celebrity appearances by Jonathan Frakes, Tom Skerritt, and Sam J. Jones.
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FUJIFILM's New Cabrio Offers Zoom Ratio Of 12X To Cover 25MM Wide Angle To 300MM At Telephoto
News: FUJIFILM's New Cabrio Offers Zoom Ratio Of 12X To Cover 25MM Wide Angle To 300MM At TelephotoThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will announce the latest addition to its popular series of cine zooms – the Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio [ZK12x25] at the annual NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, starting on April 7th.. The company will exhibit in NAB Booth #C7025.
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Calibre UK’s FoveaHD MEMC Standards Converter Scores at World Cup
News: Calibre UK’s FoveaHD MEMC Standards Converter Scores at World Cup40 Calibre UK FoveaHD MEMC Standards Converters Will Be Used For Frame Rate Conversion of World Cup Broadcasts This Summer
Image processing specialists, Calibre UK announces that a massive installation of its FoveaHD motion estimated and motion compensated standards converter will be used for frame rate conversion of live footage for transmission to viewers in countries with 50Hz television standards throughout the highly anticipated world cup Brazil matches during Summer 2014.
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Panasonic Announces Apple ProRes Codec Support For Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today revealed updates to its new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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Panasonic Announces ProRes Codec Support For VariCam 35 4K And VariCam HS Cameras/Recorders
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam 35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today announced updates to its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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CatDV Extends Leadership in Asset Management Partnerships at NAB 2014 (SL5025)
Square Box Systems, developer of leading asset management system CatDV, has further extended the essential technology integrations that form the solid foundation stones of effective asset management, with today’s announcement of new integration partners, and with CatDV appearing on more partner booths than ever during NAB 2014.
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Sonic Equipment Company Celebrates Milestone With Installation of 1,000 Christie Digital Cinema Projectors
News: Sonic Equipment Company Celebrates Milestone With Installation of 1,000 Christie Digital Cinema ProjectorsChristie®, a global leader in digital cinema technology, is proud to announce an impressive achievement from long-term partner, Sonic Equipment Company, which recently reached a milestone with the installation of its 1,000th Christie Solaria® Series DLP Cinema® projector.
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Flovel to Introduce High-Sensitivity HD Camera at NAB 2014
News: Flovel to Introduce High-Sensitivity HD Camera at NAB 2014Camera's 3 HbCMOS Color Sensor Offers Supreme Color Fidelity, Reduced Noise, and Enhanced Sensitivity
At next month’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, FLOVEL Company Japan, a FOR-A Corporation group company, will unveil its new FZ-B3 ultra high-sensitivity HD camera. The company will showcase the FZ-B3 within FOR-A’s NAB booth (C5117).
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Miranda Adds Support for Dolby Digital Plus Encoding in Densité Audio Processing Cards
News: Miranda Adds Support for Dolby Digital Plus Encoding in Densité Audio Processing CardsBooth: N2513, Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, has introduced support for Dolby® Digital Plus encoding functionality in its audio processing sub-modules.
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TNDV Captures Creative Energy of Amnesty International Show at Barclays Center
Mobile Production Specialist’s Use of Film-Style Cameras for Musical Performances Enhances Dramatic Feel of Charitable Event
TNDV has had a busy mobile production schedule through the first quarter of 2014, with Amnesty International’s Bring Human Rights Home Concert last month standing out as its most unique project. The event, which took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, featured a roster of interesting musical acts aligned with the organization’s mission of fighting injustice and promoting human rights.
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NAB 2014: FOR-A To Show New Version of FT-ONE 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera, Debut 4K Extraction System
At the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, FOR-A will showcase a new version of its FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera. The new version of the FT-ONE offers fiber I/O connections built directly into the unit for ease of use when shooting from the field. The company’s new ZE-ONE 4K extraction system will also be a highlight of the company’s booth (C5117), making its first NAB appearance.
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Panasonic Debuts 4K Camera/Recorder, Varicam 35, With New Super 35MM MOS Sensor, AVC-Ultra Codecs For 4K
News: Panasonic Debuts 4K Camera/Recorder, Varicam 35, With New Super 35MM MOS Sensor, AVC-Ultra Codecs For 4KUltimate Image Production for Cinema and Episodic Drama; Breakthrough Modular Design Enables Docking Either 4K or 2/3-Inch Camera Head to Same Recording Module
Panasonic today unveiled a 4K camera/recorder, VariCam® 35, that incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor and the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs. The new camera’s superb image handling in multiple formats including 4K, UHD, 2K and HD make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, and commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events.
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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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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.
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“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Crosses $300 Million Worldwide
On the heels of its #1 openings around the globe, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” has surpassed $300 million at the worldwide box office after seven days in release. The film, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), has taken in an estimated $104.6 million domestically and $213.6 million internationally, for a worldwide estimated total to date of $318.2 million, including $23 million from IMAX theatres worldwide.
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New Videos Detail Proper Way To Remove And Mount A Fujinon Digital Servo Drive And Unique Features Of New PL 14-35MM Zoom
Two new videos from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation – one describing the proper way to remove and mount a digital servo drive and the other on the benefits and features of the company’s new Premier PL 14-35mm Cabrio wide-angle zoom [ZK2.5x14] – are now available.
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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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Post-production Company Uses Snell’s Alchemist OD to Convert Muse 4K Ultra HD Concert
News: Post-production Company Uses Snell’s Alchemist OD to Convert Muse 4K Ultra HD ConcertStadium rockers Muse recorded their concert in Rome’s Olympic stadium in July this year in breathtaking 4K. Serpent Productions recorded the gig in both HD and 4K simultaneously using Sony F55 cameras.
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BTV Post Completes World’s First 4K Digital Cinema Frame Rate Conversion From 25p to 24p With Snell’s Alchemist OD
News: BTV Post Completes World’s First 4K Digital Cinema Frame Rate Conversion From 25p to 24p With Snell’s Alchemist ODPost-production Company Uses Snell’s Alchemist OD to Convert Muse 4K Ultra HD Concert
Stadium rockers Muse recorded their concert in Rome’s Olympic stadium in July this year in breathtaking 4K. Serpent Productions recorded the gig in both HD and 4K simultaneously using Sony F55 cameras.
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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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BTV Post Completes Successful Beta Test of Snell Alchemist OD for HD, 2K & 4K Conversions
Post-Production Company Uses New Software-Based Solution to Convert Video from 25Hz to Digital Cinema 24Hz
Snell partner BTV Post has completed the world’s first successful conversions of low-frame-rate video in a beta test of Alchemist OD, the new software-only version of Snell’s acclaimed Alchemist Ph.C - HD standards converter. BTV Post conducted tests on variety of challenging and complex material and applied Alchemist OD to convert the footage from 25Hz to Digital Cinema 24Hz.
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Daystrom Appoints Steven B. Cohen to Lead 4K Initiative
News: Daystrom Appoints Steven B. Cohen to Lead 4K InitiativeFormer Sony Pictures and Ascent Media technologist to assist in launch of software-defined workflow systems for managing high-resolution and high-frame rate data files.
Daystrom Technology Group, a California-based specialist in high-performance workflows and durable storage, has hired Steven B. Cohen as Solutions Architect to lead their new 4K workflow automation and storage initiative. Cohen brings broad expertise in digital technologies for film and television production through posts with Sony Pictures Studios, Ascent Media Group, Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition and Cohen Communications, Inc.
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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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isovideo Announces Launch of File-based Media Standards Conversion Services using Award-Winning Viarte Server
isovideo announces the launching of their Viarte server-based standards conversion/transcoding services for the film, TV broadcast and online media production and distribution industry. Viarte was a Game-Changer Awards winner (by the IABM and the NAB, April 2013). Users of isovideo services can benefit from:
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Integrity To Be Honored With Christie Award
Installation and Design Consulting Partner Recognized for Outstanding Service and More Than 1,000 Christie Digital Cinema Projector Installations to Date
Christie®, a global provider of visual display solutions, is pleased to announce that Integrity Entertainment Systems, LLC (‘Integrity’), led by President Gary Engvold, has been recognized by Christie for its recent milestone of more than 1,000 installations of Christie® Solaria® projectors for its customers, which include some of the leading chains and independent cinemas in the U.S.
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Seattle Cinerama Selects Christie For The World’s First Permanent Cinema Laser Projection Installation
Purchase follows on heels of US FDA approval of variance for Christie, allowing the sale of laser projectors for use in cinema; notably the first and only such variance approved for a manufacturer of DCI-compliant cinema projectors
Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema projection, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to supply and install the world’s first commercial digital laser projection solution at the Seattle Cinerama Theatre, located at 2100 4th Avenue in Seattle, WA. The purchase order is for a 4K Christie digital laser projector, with scalable light output up to 60,000 lumens.
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Qube Cinema True 4K 3D System Installed for Giant Screen at Air Force Museum Theater
News: Qube Cinema True 4K 3D System Installed for Giant Screen at Air Force Museum TheaterBringing High Frame Rate 3D Movies to the Largest Screen in SW Ohio
Qube Cinema has once again partnered with D3D Cinema to install its single-server True 4K 3DTM system, this time at the newly renovated Air Force Museum Theater (AFMT) in Dayton, Ohio. The museum has upgraded from 15/70 film projection to the Qube XP-I server and dual Xi 4K Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) and is the fifth giant screen installation in North America to use this Qube system. Visitors to the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum can now enjoy stunning True 4K 3D digital imagery on the giant screen from a system that is much easier to operate than the 70 mm film setup the museum used previously.
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Qube Cinema Partners with MiT for Synchronized Multiscreen Projection at Comic-Con 2013
News: Qube Cinema Partners with MiT for Synchronized Multiscreen Projection at Comic-Con 2013Syncing Five Series 2 DLP Projectors on Four Screens while Ensuring Security of All Digital Cinema Content
Qube Cinema partnered with Moving Image Technologies (MiT) to provide multiscreen projection of synchronized digital cinema content in Hall H at Comic-Con International in San Diego recently. Visitors to this marquee event saw digital presentations on four screens, simultaneously projected from five synchronized DLP projectors, all powered by the Qube XP-I server and Xi Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs). Organizers of large events now have a way of synchronizing multiple DCI compliant Series 2 projectors, while maintaining the stringent DCI security requirements that content owners demand.
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Codex Provides Recording Technology for Douglas Trumbull’s 120 FPS Experimental Short “UFOTOG”
News: Codex Provides Recording Technology for Douglas Trumbull’s 120 FPS Experimental Short “UFOTOG”Filmmaking pioneer Douglas Trumbull recently used Codex recording technology in the production of UFOTOG, the world’s first high-frame rate (120 fps), stereoscopic 3D film. Trumbull and his production team at Trumbull Studios employed Codex Onboard S Recorders to capture 4K raw data from a pair of Canon C500 cameras, each shooting at 60 fps. The project, which is currently in post production, is designed to demonstrate the potential of high frame rate imagery and Trumbull’s vision for a new form of immersive cinematic entertainment.
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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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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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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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Vision Research Unveils the Next-Generation of Digital High-Speed Imaging at 2013 NAB–the Phantom® Flex4K
News: Vision Research Unveils the Next-Generation of Digital High-Speed Imaging at 2013 NAB–the Phantom® Flex4KFlex4K Will Offer Levels of Flexibility Never Before Available on a High-Speed Camera
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, is previewing the next member of its award-winning digital cinema product line at the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters show. Redefining what’s possible when it comes to high-speed imaging, the Phantom Flex4K offers exceptional image quality, new workflow options, a user-friendly camera control interface and improved performance at standard frame rates. At its full acquisition resolution of 4096 x 2304 the camera is capable of recording from 24 to over 900 frames-per-second (fps), and up to 1,000 fps at 4096 x 2160 resolution.
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Qube Cinema Partners with Quantel and Barco to Demo 4K Mastering in Canon’s Booth at NAB 2013
News: Qube Cinema Partners with Quantel and Barco to Demo 4K Mastering in Canon’s Booth at NAB 2013Provides a Seamless Connection Between the Camera and the Big Screen
Qube Cinema will provide its XP-I server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB), with Quad 3G inputs, to Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, for its 4K Digital Intermediate (DI) theater at NAB 2013. The 4K DI theater will demonstrate a seamless pipeline from reviewing uncompressed 4K image files from the Canon EOS C500 4K digital camera, through the Quantel Pablo Rio high-end color and finishing suite with new 4K output, to the Qube Xi 4K IMB and projected via Barco's new DP4K-P postproduction projector. Attendees to Canon’s booth will be able to see a live demonstration where 4K images will be reviewed, color graded at 4K in real time and review 4K DCPs for final QC, all from a single 4K projector.
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Denali Media Holdings Makes Alaska-Sized Purchase Of Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD Shoulder-Mounts And AK-HC1500G HD Cameras For Anchorage CBS Affiliate
News: Denali Media Holdings Makes Alaska-Sized Purchase Of Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD Shoulder-Mounts And AK-HC1500G HD Cameras For Anchorage CBS AffiliateDenali Media Holdings (Anchorage, AK), a subsidiary of General Communication, Inc. (GCI), recently purchased 17 Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorders for ENG and eight AK-HC1500G HD cameras for in-studio use at the Anchorage CBS affiliate. Denali also bought four AG-HPX250 P2 HD handheld camcorders with AVC-Intra recording.
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Panasonic Debuts 3rd-Generation Varicam With Native 1080P, AVC-Ultra Recording And Expanded Off-Speed Shooting
News: Panasonic Debuts 3rd-Generation Varicam With Native 1080P, AVC-Ultra Recording And Expanded Off-Speed ShootingAlso Announces Native 4K Resolution LCD Production Monitor
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual convention, Panasonic has unveiled its third-generation VariCam® HD production camera, and a new 31” LCD production monitor with native 4K resolution for 4K/2K/HD cinema production. The recently announced AJ-PX5000G and AJ-PD500, the company’s first P2 HD camcorder and recorder with native AVC-ULTRA recording and built-in microP2 card slots, will be shown for the first time here.
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Christie Continues Setting The Bar Higher At National Association Of Broadcasters Show 2013
Visual Display Technology Leader Introducing Groundbreaking Products
Christie® is showcasing its newest offerings at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show April 8-11 including the world premiere of 3-chip DLP® technology displaying 4K resolution at 60 Hz with the introduction of the new Christie D4K2560 and Christie D4K3560 projectors.
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FOR-A's 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera to Make NAB Debut
News: FOR-A's 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera to Make NAB DebutFOR-A Corporation of America will showcase its FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera at the upcoming NAB Convention. This marks the NAB debut of the FT-ONE, which was first introduced last spring at Cine Gear Expo. FOR-A will exhibit in Booth C5116 at the show, which runs April 8-11 in Las Vegas.
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Matrox Announces 4K Output Card for Developers — Matrox DSX LE3 4K
News: Matrox Announces 4K Output Card for Developers — Matrox DSX LE3 4KSupport for 3G SDI Level A and B at 4096 x 2160/60p lets OEMs create full 4K broadcast workflow solutions
Matrox® Video today announced a new addition to the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products family—the Matrox DSX LE3 4K card. Matrox DSX LE3 4K enables realtime monitoring and output of video footage at resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 at frame rates up to 60 fps. This new 4K output card, in conjunction with the industry-leading Matrox DSX Software Development Kit and 4K codec support for ProRes and XAVC, lets equipment manufacturers create graphics systems, editing solutions and playout servers in native 4K resolutions. At the 2013 NAB Show, leading broadcast equipment supplier Vizrt will preview the breakthrough 4K rendering capability of its Viz Engine using the Matrox DSX LE3 4K card.
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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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New I-MOVIX X10+ and X10 Systems Offer Broadcasters Ultra Motion for Every Occasion
News: New I-MOVIX X10+ and X10 Systems Offer Broadcasters Ultra Motion for Every OccasionI-MOVIX will debut the new X10+ real time continuous ultra-motion system at NAB 2013, alongside its sister the X10, first seen at IBC 2012. The only cameras capable of capturing continuously at 10x normal speeds, both X10 and the new X10+ allow broadcasters unprecedented scope for integrating ultra-motion into the production toolkit.
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Laser Projection Demonstration Lights Up G.I. JOE: Retaliation At AMC THEATRES®’ Burbank 16, Using Christie Technology
Moviegoers in Burbank will be treated to a stunning visual experience as AMC enlists Christie’s laser projector technology to push the bounds of 3D movie presentation in ETX
Christie®, a global leader in cinema projection, is pleased to present Paramount Pictures’ highly anticipated G.I. JOE: RETALIATION on March 28 at AMC Theatres’ (AMC) Burbank 16’s ETX theatre. Christie is joining forces with AMC using laser projection technology to project the 3D movie at brightness levels of 14 foot lamberts (ft-L) – a ‘first’ in the world of commercial cinema projection – on a 65-foot wide screen. This technology test will last for a two-week period and will be the first time that the general public will be able to enjoy compelling, immersive 3D images delivered at 2D light levels.
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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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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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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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SMPTE President Wendy Aylsworth Earns TVNewsCheck 2013 Women in Leadership Technology Award
News: SMPTE President Wendy Aylsworth Earns TVNewsCheck 2013 Women in Leadership Technology AwardThe 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 announced that Wendy Aylsworth, president of SMPTE, will receive the 2013 Women in Leadership Technology Award from TVNewsCheck magazine. The award, which recognizes women who have contributed significantly toward technologically advancing the industry, will be presented at the 2013 NAB Show.
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Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 9.1 with Support for Retina Displays
Also includes FCP X Audition, new Sony and Avid codec support and DeckLink 4K Extreme integration
Blackmagic Design today announced a major release of DaVinci Resolve 9.1, the latest update to the world’s most advanced color correction tool. DaVinci Resolve 9.1 enables customers to use Resolve with Apple’s Macbook Retina technology, the world’s highest resolution notebook display. Retina based notebooks have quickly become one of the most popular tools in the post production world, and with 9.1, DaVinci Resolve will be able to run on the 15” Retina MacBook Pro at the best image quality setting.
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Media & Entertainment Luminaries to Showcase Pioneering Work at NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference
NVIDIA's annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC), taking place March 18-21 in San Jose, will offer a special track focusing on media and entertainment, bringing together leading feature film and television producers, visual effects artists, post-production professionals, broadcasters, software developers and more from around the world.
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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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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Honored with Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” Award
News: Blackmagic Cinema Camera Honored with Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” AwardBlackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Cinema Camera was honored with Popular Science’s “2012 Best of What's New” award. Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year; breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. Blackmagic Cinema Camera was awarded for its innovation and execution in the digital film camera space, incorporating entirely new ideas and functions. “For 25 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us - those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Jacob Ward, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. “The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honor, and the 100 winners chosen - from among thousands of entrants - each a revolution in it’s field.”
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ASSIMILATE Announces the Immediate Availability of the world’s first truly integrated tool for digital workflows, from Advanced Dailies to Creative DI
News: ASSIMILATE Announces the Immediate Availability of the world’s first truly integrated tool for digital workflows, from Advanced Dailies to Creative DISCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v7 also includes ACES compliance, support for Sony F55, Cannon C500 and Blackmagic Cinema Camera
ASSIMILATE, the leading global provider of DI and dailies tools for digital cinema, episodic television, commercials and spot workflows is now shipping the next generation of its SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® products. SCRATCH v7 features a powerful new suite of enhanced 3D compositing tools that integrate seamlessly into its world-class color-grading, data management and finishing system to allow far faster, more fluid and more cost-effective DI sessions, known as Creative DI.
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All the Emperor’s Men: Kurosawa’s Pearl Harbor
News: All the Emperor’s Men: Kurosawa’s Pearl HarborFascinating book on the events surrounding the making of 1968's Tora! Tora! Tora! and Akira Kurosawa's role and subsequent dismissal as director of the picture
When 20th Century Fox planned its blockbuster portrayal of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor with the epic film Tora! Tora! Tora!, it looked to Akira Kurosawa—feared and revered as the “Emperor” of Japanese filmmaking—to direct the Japanese sequences. Yet, three weeks after he began shooting the film in December 1968, Kurosawa was summarily dismissed and expelled from the studio. The tabloids trumpeted scandal: Kurosawa was betrayed, or sick, or even a madman.
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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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GoPro Globally Launches HERO3, World’s Most Versatile Life-Capture Camera
News: GoPro Globally Launches HERO3, World’s Most Versatile Life-Capture Camera2x More Powerful, 30% Smaller, 25% Lighter, Built-in Wi-Fi HERO3: Black Edition Camera Captures Life Experiences Like No Other Camera
GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras and enabler of immersive life-experience capture and sharing, announces global availability of its new line of next generation HERO3 cameras. Debuted earlier this month to global media, the HERO3 is now shipping worldwide and is available in three models. GoPro’s flagship model, the HERO3: Black Edition, is the most advanced GoPro camera ever. With no expense spared in its development, the HERO3: Black Edition is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable, gear mountable, and waterproof to 197' (60m), the HERO3: Black Edition is capable of capturing ultra-wide angle HD video at 1080p-60 frames per second (fps), 1440p-48 fps, 720p-120 fps, 2.7Kp-30 fps and 4Kp-15 fps. The HERO3: Black Edition can also capture 12MP photos at a staggering rate of 30 photos per second. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility, and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition arguably the world’s most powerful and versatile solution for capturing and sharing immersive and engaging footage of your favorite life experiences. With well over 3 million HD GoPro cameras sold since debuting in November of 2009, the HERO3: Black Edition is well positioned to be another global best-seller.
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Sony's New PVM-X300 Professional Monitor Offers Powerful Support Of 4K Production In The Field
Sony's new PVM-X300 is a 30-inch 4096 x 2160 resolution monitor for powerful support of 4K production in the field. The PVM-X300's 30-inch 4K LCD panel is capable of displaying more than four times Full HD resolution in a single screen.
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Sony Expands Large Sensor Camera Family With New 4K Camera Systems
News: Sony Expands Large Sensor Camera Family With New 4K Camera SystemsNew PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 Models -- Plus New PL Lenses, Battery, RAW recorder, Viewfinders, and Recording Media -- Expand Sony's Line of End-to-End 4K Acquisition Solutions
Sony Electronics is unveiling two new CineAlta™ 4K cameras, complemented by a full line of new accessories. The new cameras - models F55 and F5 - have a modular and compact design for easy configuration, and each features a new type of 4K Super 35mm image sensor with a 4096 x 2160 resolution (11.6M total pixels).
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WEISSCAM starts the "one second art" gallery
News: WEISSCAM starts the "one second art" galleryThis “Breaking Bulb” clip will be the very first addition to our new "one second art” gallery of online stock footage. Launching very soon, this gallery will offer unique and exceptional high-speed clips taken with Weisscam cameras and last no longer than one second in real time. Clips will be made available for download and use as stock for an unbeatable price.
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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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Iconix Video Issued Patent for Camera Imaging Process
Patent covers imaging process for increased frame rates of imagers for HD and 2K.
Iconix Video, a leading developer of advanced high-definition camera systems and manufacturer of the Studio2K, the only point-of-view (POV) camera system capable of 2K digital cinema outputs, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US patent 8,218,052, entitled “High Frame Rate High Definition Imaging System and Method.”
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FotoKem Serves The Master’s 65mm with Large Format Expertise
News: FotoKem Serves The Master’s 65mm with Large Format ExpertiseFacility Uniquely Positioned to Support the Director’s Vision
FotoKem provided all the large format and finishing services for Paul Thomas Anderson’s lauded film, The Master, which opened nationally on September 21. One of the most anticipated dramatic features of 2012, The Master has received critical acclaim and film festival honors, including a Silver Lion at the recent Venice Film Festival, and broke a box office record for per-theater-average its first weekend in limited release. Produced by Annapurna Pictures, the film is being distributed by The Weinstein Company.
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FOR-A 4K Super Slow Motion Camera Wins Prestigious STAR Award at IBC
News: FOR-A 4K Super Slow Motion Camera Wins Prestigious STAR Award at IBCTV Technology Europe
has recognized FOR-A as a recipient of the publication’s 2012 IBC Show STAR Awards for its FT-ONE full 4K high resolution variable frame rate camera. FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, unveiled the FT-ONE earlier this year at Cine Gear Expo in Hollywood, while IBC 2012 marked the camera’s European debut.
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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’s New SCRATCH v7 Ushers in New Era of Creative DI for Features, Commercials, Spots and Episodic Television
News: ASSIMILATE’s New SCRATCH v7 Ushers in New Era of Creative DI for Features, Commercials, Spots and Episodic TelevisionEnhanced creative tools, full ACES compliance, enable next-generation client-attended DI sessions; world’s first real-time digital cinema software to provide true consistency from dailies through to finishing
ASSIMILATE, the leading provider of dailies and DI tools for digital cinema and broadcast workflows, has announced the next generation of its flagship product, SCRATCH®, the industry's most comprehensive, high-performance digital cinema software. SCRATCH v7 features a powerful new suite of enhanced 3D compositing tools that integrate seamlessly into its world-class color grading, data management and finishing system to allow far faster, more fluid and more cost effective DI sessions, known as Creative DI.
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Panasonic Announces Delivery, Pricing Of AG-HPX600 P2 HD Shoulder-Mount With Lightest Weight, Unprecedented Flexibility, Low Power
News: Panasonic Announces Delivery, Pricing Of AG-HPX600 P2 HD Shoulder-Mount With Lightest Weight, Unprecedented Flexibility, Low PowerFuture-Proof Options Include AVC-ULTRA Recording
Panasonic announced today that its new AG-HPX600 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording will deliver this month at a suggested list price of $14,950.
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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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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Passive Micro Four Thirds
New model of Blackmagic Cinema Camera features passive Micro Four Thirds lens mount, allowing for a wider range of lenses and other mounts such as PL via third party adapters!
Blackmagic Design today announced a second model of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that features passive Micro Four Thirds lens (MFT) mount, so customers now have an even greater choice of lens options when shooting. The new Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT model supports any Micro Four Thirds with manual iris and focus, and is also easily adapted to other lens mounts such as PL via third party adapters. The ability to use third party adapters to allow other types of lens mount is because the Micro Four Thirds lens mount is much closer to the image sensor and allows space for adapters to other lens mounts.
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Image Matters Powers High Frame Rate Digital Cinema Quality
At IBC 2012, Image Matters will contribute to the evolution in advanced imaging. It will announce a new system for evaluating high frame rate digital cinema quality. Built around the Image Matters I’m XS video board for extreme imaging, the system will allow high frame-rate image streams of 2K 120 fps and beyond.
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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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Displaying the Wonder of the 3D World Two Homegrown Start-ups Innovate 2D-3D Video Conversion Technology & 3D Multi-Angles Camera
News: Displaying the Wonder of the 3D World Two Homegrown Start-ups Innovate 2D-3D Video Conversion Technology & 3D Multi-Angles CameraWith the series of stereoscopic 3D movies released in this summer blockbuster season, it is clear that movies from the 3D world are received more favourably. Also attracted to the wonder of three-dimensional space, two local start-ups under the Incubation Programme of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC), namely City Image Technology Ltd and 3D Pro Ltd, have introduced their 2D-to-3D video conversion technology and 3D Multi-Angles Camera respectively.
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Panasonic Annnounces Expanded Free, Downloadable Scene Files for Professional P2 HD and AVCCAM HD Camcorders Users
Panasonic has introduced an expanded suite of scene files that can be accessed as free downloads for users of the company’s most recent P2 HD and AVCCAM HD camcorders. Newly available are files for the company’s latest camcorder models: the AG-AC130 and AG-AC160 AVCCAM HD handhelds; the AG-HPX250 P2 HD handheld; the AG-AF100 Large Sensor HD Cinema camera; and the AG-HPX370 and AJ-HPX3100 P2 HD shoulder-mounts.
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Digital Domain Media Group to Exhibit, Present at the SIGGRAPH 2012 Computer Graphics and Interactive Technology Conference
CEO John Textor Featured Speaker at Business Symposium; Digital Domain Institute Exhibits with Florida State University; Company Presents Panels and Courses; Recruits for “The Legend of Tembo” and Other Productions Underway in Florida, California and Vancouver
Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) announced that the company will be presenting, exhibiting and recruiting at SIGGRAPH 2012 -- the computer graphics industry’s largest and most respected technical and creative conference, being held August 5 – 9 in Los Angeles.
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PESA Showcases New Jaguar 64X64 3G-SDI Fiber Matrix Switcher with Miniature Form Pluggable (MFP) Technology
News: PESA Showcases New Jaguar 64X64 3G-SDI Fiber Matrix Switcher with Miniature Form Pluggable (MFP) TechnologyPESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, will present its Jaguar 3 64x64 series fiber optic routing switcher with an optional backplane design that uses MiniCube™ Miniature Form Pluggable (MFP) transmitter technology at InfoComm 2012 (Booth N1327), which runs June 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev. Developed by Advanced Fiber Products, LLC., MFP technology establishes a new approach to LC-type fiber connectivity that saves space and uses less power.
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DP Bill Mills Documents ‘Big Cat Exposé’Safari with Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 Handheld with 10-Bit 4:2:2 Avc-Intra Recordin
News: DP Bill Mills Documents ‘Big Cat Exposé’Safari with Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 Handheld with 10-Bit 4:2:2 Avc-Intra RecordinVideo Travelogue Starring Southern Africa’s Endangered Leopards, Cheetahs and Lions Created for Company at the Forefront of Conservation Tourism
Emmy Award-winning Director of Photography Bill Mills recently returned from a 10-day safari to three of the most important big cat conservation areas in southern Africa, which he documented with the Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 HD handheld camcorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame, full 1920 x 1080 resolution AVC-Intra recording.
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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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Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR Cameras Add Muscle to Action Scenes in “Marvel’s The Avengers”
News: Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR Cameras Add Muscle to Action Scenes in “Marvel’s The Avengers”An epic confrontation between nightmarish super villains attacking the Earth and the super-heroic team of Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow explodes onscreen in “Marvel’s The Avengers.” Directed by Joss Whedon, the film is packed with intense action and visual effects created by Hollywood’s most advanced production technologies, including the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D digital SLR cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Converting The Uncertain Dream Of Digital Cinema Into A Future Reality For Even More Theatres In The U.S. And Around The Globe
All-New Chip Specifically Developed For Screens Up To 20 Feet Wide
As the transition to digital cinema continues to build across the U.S. and the world, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) DLP Cinema®, the worldwide leader in digital cinema imaging technology, today announced the new S2K chipset, optimized for theatre screens up to 20 feet (six meters) wide in size for 2D presentations.
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PESA Demonstrates 3G-SDI Fiber Routing Switcher with New MFP Technology from Advanced Fiber Products at NAB 2012
PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, today announced a new concept in fiber optic backplane design that uses MiniCube™ Miniature Form Pluggable (MFP) transmitter technology from Advanced Fiber Products, LLC. Introduced as the world’s first 3G-SDI MFP fiber routing switcher, the MFP option backplane for PESA’s Jaguar 3 64x64 series will be on display at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth SL9615), which runs through April 19 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Cinema Camera, a revolutionary digital cinema camera design that includes powerful features such as super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, high resolution 2.5K sensor, built in high bandwidth SSD recorder, open file format support, color correction with full version of DaVinci Resolve and a built in LCD with metadata entry, all in an attractive compact design for only US$2,995.
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Creative Science Introduces Upgraded Mobile Systems For Realtime 4K And High Frame Rate Dailies Workflows
Powerful dailies systems target high-end productions with added support for Sony F65, 4K Dailies, High Frame Rate Cinematography and Background Processing
Creative Science, a Los Angeles based post-production rental and technology company, today announced upgrades to their fleet of mobile dailies systems for support of realtime 4K dailies workflows, 48 or 60 frame per second Cinematography, and background rendering of deliverables. Integrating the first dailies software to provide 4K playback for Sony’s F65 RAW and other high-resolution digital cinema cameras, Colorfront On-Set Dailies software and Creative Science mobile systems open up a host of new creative possibilities for filmmakers and studios.
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Veteran Westcoast Camera/Steadicam Operator Relies On Anton/Bauer Products And Customer Support Exclusively
News: Veteran Westcoast Camera/Steadicam Operator Relies On Anton/Bauer Products And Customer Support ExclusivelyAnton/Bauer Batteries Central to Cameraman’s Commercial, Television, Film and Corporate Work
Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is the battery supplier of choice for West Coast-based Steadicam owner/operator Robert Starling, SOC. He relies heavily on Anton/Bauer’s global customer support and products such as DIONIC® HC batteries, DUAL 2722 PowerChargers and QRC-DUAL-PT Gold Mount®.
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Colorfront On-Set Dailies Advances Realtime 4K Workflows and High Frame-Rate Cinematography
News: Colorfront On-Set Dailies Advances Realtime 4K Workflows and High Frame-Rate CinematographyNew 2012 Winter Release supports Sony F65 RAW, RED Epic R3D and Alexa ARRIRAW 4K workflows
Academy Award-winning developer Colofront has released the Winter 2012 version of its On-Set Dailies system, introducing real-time 4K display of dailies for motion picture productions using the new generation of high-end cameras flooding the digital cinematography market.
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Coming Attractions: New Canon Digital SLR Camera Under Development
News: Coming Attractions: New Canon Digital SLR Camera Under DevelopmentCanon Inc. today announced that the company is developing a new-concept EOS-series digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. Incorporating an enhanced version of the video-capture capability offered in the current EOS-series lineup, the new camera will be ideally suited for cinematographic and other digital high-resolution production applications. The model will be equipped with a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and, enabling the recording of 4K video* (at a frame rate of 24P, with Motion-JPEG compression), will make possible the type of exceptional image quality and sublime imaging expression to be expected from the next generation of “EOS Movies.”
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Canon casts EF Cinema Lenses in starring role for new Cinema EOS System
News: Canon casts EF Cinema Lenses in starring role for new Cinema EOS SystemNew Lens Series Debuts with Seven Models and more in the wings
Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. has announced the introduction of seven new 4K EF Cinema Lenses, an all-new series of video cinematography lenses that, in addition to the company's current lineup of interchangeable EF lenses for EOS single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, form the core of Canon's new Cinema EOS System. The launch of the Cinema EOS System marks Canon's full-fledged entry into the digital high-resolution production industry. The new professional digital cinematography system spans the lens, digital cinema camera and digital SLR camera product categories.
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Lights! Camera! Action! Canon Makes Hollywood Debut with Launch of Cinema EOS System
News: Lights! Camera! Action! Canon Makes Hollywood Debut with Launch of Cinema EOS SystemCompany's All-New Cinema Lens Lineup, Cinema Cameras and Digital SLR Cameras to Leave No Story Untold
Canon Inc. has announced Canon's full-fledged entry into the motion picture production industry with the launch of the Cinema EOS System. Canon's new professional digital cinematography system spans the lens, digital cinema camera and digital SLR camera product categories.
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High-frame rate projectors a highlight at ShowEast
High-frame rate cinema is coming, and Digital Cinema system manufacturers are getting ready. In an industry focused on the challenges and issues surrounding 3D capture and distribution, high-frame rate cinema opens up a new arena of research and discussion.
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Hollywood Post Alliance Debuts The Reference Monitor Symposium
"Oh Say Can You See" Offers Clear Insights of the Present and Future of Reference Monitors
The Hollywood Post Alliance®, the trade association which serves the professional post production community, has announced that the HPA® Reference Monitor Symposium is set for October 1st, 2011 at The Walt Disney Studios.
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The Aesthetics of High Frame Rate CinemaThe Aesthetics of High Frame Rate Cinema
Any change in the way we watch movies creates a heated debate, from the introduction of sound and color to digital acquisition and stereoscopic 3D. Now, the subject of debate is High Frame Rate cinema and, naturally, the debate is emotional. From watching hundreds, maybe thousands, of movies, we all have an idea of what a movie ought to look like, and for some people, HFR doesn't fit into the picture. Other moviegoers are excited about HFR's potential -- but to fulfill it, filmmakers and technologists have a lot of work ahead of them.
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The Hobbit & The Dawn of High Frame Rate CinemaThe Hobbit & The Dawn of High Frame Rate Cinema
The technology wizards of the film/TV industry have been talking about High Frame Rate cinema for a long time; indeed, Douglas Trumbull's Showscan at 60 fps presaged the current interest over 30 years ago. But it took director Peter Jackson to take the plunge for mainstream cinema, declaring he would shoot The Hobbit in 48 fps to get momentum going. In about a year's time, manufacturers made the gear, theater exhibitors updated their movie theaters, and the studios prepared for one of the most audacious technology debuts that cinema has seen. Creative COW goes behind the scenes to see what it took for you to see The Hobbit in 48 fps.
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High Frame Rate CinemaHigh Frame Rate Cinema
All eyes are on High Frame Rate cinema, the latest technology shift touted by such heavyweight filmmakers as Peter Jackson and Jim Cameron. But how many frames per second is ideal? How does HFR cinema change the workflow and the bottom line? This group of experts weighed in on why we should be excited by the opportunities of HFR cinema and what we can expect in day-to-day production and post workflows.
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Douglas Trumbull Sees a Better Filmgoing FutureDouglas Trumbull Sees a Better Filmgoing Future
Douglas Trumbull first won acclaim with the visual effects for such groundbreaking features as "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and his own "Silent Running," but with the invention of Showscan in the late 1970s, he became the godfather of high-frame rate cinema. This pioneering innovator sees a better filmgoing future.
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High-frame rate projectors a highlight at ShowEastHigh-frame rate projectors a highlight at ShowEast
High-frame rate cinema is coming, and Digital Cinema system manufacturers are getting ready. In an industry focused on the challenges and issues surrounding 3D capture and distribution, high-frame rate cinema opens up a new arena of research and discussion.
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What you'll learn at the Southeast Creative Summit
The chill is already in the air in Georgia today so that can only mean one thing, we're getting closer to the first ever Southeast Creative Summit here in Atlanta. October 25-27 at the fabulous Sheraton Atlanta hotel. As one of the Co-Founders of the Atlanta Cutters Post Production User...
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NAB 2013 Day 2: What I'm thankful for
First, let me count the things I'm thankful for. My comfortable shoes -- not Hush Puppies this year but these cool Munro shoes I inherited from my mother. Second, my almost-brand new laptop, an HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook PC. I did not want to spend the money for an UltraBook...
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