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Visual Effects Society Launches New YouTube Channel Dedicated to VFX
Site to Showcase Exclusive and Best-in-Class Curated Content
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, launched its new YouTube Channel, providing unique access to the world of visual effects and the artists who create them. The channel is designed to showcase outstanding examples of visual effects artistry and innovation from around the world, practical skills demonstrations, insights from leading practitioners and original content from VES signature events, workshops and forums.
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Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 Developers
News: Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 DevelopersFull Integration of Game Industry’s Leading Next-Gen Texture Development Tool on Epic Games’ GitHub
Today, Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine is coming to one of the gaming world’s favorite development platforms. With a full integration into Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), Substance Engine makes the creation of next-gen textures a seamless experience for even the most ambitious of game developers. No purchase required, just a free plugin available for all Unreal Engine 4 developers.
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CUDA 6 Production Release Now Available
The CUDA 6 Production Release is now available for download.
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Cinnafilm® and Wohler Set Standard for File-Based Media Retiming With Release of Tachyon® Wormhole™
Cinnafilm® and Wohler Technologies today announced the release of Cinnafilm's Tachyon® Wormhole™, an automated file-based retiming solution that enables up to a plus or minus 10 percent runtime adjustment while preserving not only video and audio quality, but also closed caption integrity. Based on Cinnafilm's popular Tachyon Standards Transcoding™ plug-in for the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform™, Tachyon Wormhole gives time back to broadcasters, allowing them to realize new revenue opportunities without materially altering the viewer's experience of their media assets.
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NVIDIA Showcases "4K Your Way" at NAB 2014
NVIDIA GPU Technology Powers Over 150 Solutions for Broadcasters, VFX Artists and Post-Production Pros and Supports the Most Demanding Real-time 4K Workflows
Whether HD or 4K, desktop or mobile, workstation or in the cloud, NVIDIA is demonstrating how its GPU technologies are behind almost every type of broadcast and post production workflow in booth SL 6825 at NAB 2014. NVIDIA GPUs power over 150 media and entertainment software applications, plugins and turnkey solutions, accelerating performance and providing advanced stereo capabilities and 4K support for even the most demanding workflows.
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NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015Expanded Features and Support for 4K Helps Deliver Greater Artistic Control
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention 2014 in booth # SL3319, Autodesk Inc. is debuting Flame 2015 – the latest iteration of its comprehensive toolset for high-end visual effects and creative finishing - with new creative tools, faster performance, and an end-to-end 4K workflow to meet the needs of today's high-end post-production facilities.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
News: Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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NVIDIA GPUs Power Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Enhancements for Video Professionals
Adobe Premiere Pro CC Adds New Real-Time RED Camera 4K Playback and Debayering on NVIDIA GPUs for Ultra-Fast Video Editing Workflows
NVIDIA (booth SL 6825) today announced its GPUs are powering the upcoming releases and new GPU-accelerated features of Adobe® Creative Cloud™ video applications, such as Adobe Premiere Pro® CC, Adobe After Effects® CC, SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Media Encoder (AME), and Adobe Anywhere. The upcoming releases were revealed by Adobe at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.
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Discover the NVIDIA® Jetson TK1 Dev Kit and Pre-Order it on shop.seco.com
SECO, a world leader in electronic embedded solutions, informs that the new NVIDIA® Jetson™ TK1 Developer Kit announced last week at the NVIDIA 2014 GPU Technology Conference by NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is now available for pre-order on shop.seco.com. Shipping will begin April 2014.
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Stream TV Networks Teams With SGO at NAB 2014
New Toolsets to Accelerate Adoption of the Glasses-Free 3D Ultra-D Format
Stream TV Networks, Inc. is pleased to announce its revolutionary Ultra-D™ glasses-free 3D technology will be demonstrated in the SGO booth (SL9021) at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB 2014) in Las Vegas, April 7-10, marking the first time that the glasses-free 3D screens will be on display at the show. The NAB showcase also marks the start of Stream TV’s relationship with SGO, the global leader in innovation for 3D post-production.
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Agenda Announced for the Thirteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet
The Agenda has Been Set for the 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, to Be Held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Riviera Hotel Royale Ballroom in Las Vegas. SuperMeets are for those who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions. The Las Vegas SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid editors, gurus and and digital filmmakers during Nab Show 2014.
SuperMeets are for those who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions. The Las Vegas SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid editors, gurus and and digital filmmakers during Nab Show 2014. Doors will open at 4:30PM. Stage presentations will begin at 7:00 PM.- The agenda has been set for the 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, to be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Riviera Hotel Royale Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for the SuperMeet are on sale online for $15.00 each plus ticket fee and $10.00 for students and teachers. They will be $20.00 at the door. It is expected this SuperMeet will sell out as historically every Las Vegas SuperMeet sells out.
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The Studio-B&H Showcases Bluefish444 4K Workflow Solutions at NAB 2014
Assimilate SCRATCH 8 & Adobe Premiere 4K SDI display via Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, is pleased to announce that The Studio-B&H is demonstrating Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova workflows supporting Adobe Premiere & Assimilate SCRATCH 8 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas April 7th - 10th 2014.
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NVIDIA Transforms Product Design with Iray VCA, Replacing Physical Prototypes with Interactive, Photorealistic Digital Models
News: NVIDIA Transforms Product Design with Iray VCA, Replacing Physical Prototypes with Interactive, Photorealistic Digital ModelsNew Visual Computing Appliance Scales to Dramatically Accelerate Ray Tracing in Leading Design Applications
NVIDIA today introduced a GPU rendering appliance that dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling professional designers to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can largely replace the lengthy, costly process of building physical prototypes.
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Digital Rapids and Cinnafilm® Integrate Award-Winning Automated Media Transformation and Standards Conversion Solutions
Cinnafilm's Tachyon standards conversion technology is now available as an option for the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 software and the Kayak workflow platform - The Tachyon component provides high-quality, motion-compensated frame rate conversion; inverse telecine with advanced cadence correction and more
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- and Cinnafilm, Inc., a leader in file-based image processing technology, announced today that Cinnafilm's Tachyon® standards conversion solution has now been integrated with the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 automated media transformation software and its underlying Kayak workflow platform.
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PNY Uses NVIDIA Quadro Graphics to Fuel AccuWeather’s Storyteller to Deliver Lightning-Fast Graphics and Live Video to Top Broadcast Stations
AccuWeather’s StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen system, powered by NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards, lets broadcast stations of any size deliver compelling multimedia stories
With AccuWeather’s StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen system, television news stations of any size can deliver to their viewers compelling, real-time, multimedia interactive stories: whether it’s the latest radar images of an impending hurricane, live traffic reports or social media interactions with on-air talent. Relying on PNY to provide pre- and post-sales assistance allowed AccuWeather to select, source, and integrate the right components to build the StoryTeller system, which includes an NVIDIA® Quadro® K4000 graphics card and 4-input SDI Capture card.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9Boris FX™, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 - a package of visual effects for NLE and compositing platforms on Windows and Mac OS. Building on the strengths of previous BCC releases, version 9 adds over 30 new filters and transitions in key areas such as Image Restoration, Film, Stylize, Keying and Compositing, Lights, and Perspective. All BCC effects and presets can now be viewed in the new FX Browser™ window, which is integrated into every BCC filter or transition.
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software
News: Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation SoftwareNew Software Empowers Artists’ Creativity With Innovative New Tools Like Bifrost And Shaderfx
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D animation and modeling tool for professional indie game makers. Autodesk also announced the availability of the 2015 Entertainment Creation Suite for 3D animation and visual effects.
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How to Speed Up Your Video Workflow with Adobe Creative Cloud and NVIDIA GPUs
As a creative video editing pro, you want to focus on creating content that amazes the audience, makes your clients come back for more, and inspires your creative peers.
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Sunnyvale's Cogswell College Project X Alumni Shine for Academy Award Nominated Films in Animation and VFX
Timothy Heath Appointed Director of Award-Winning Project X Animation Program
Cogswell College, one of the world's leading regionally-accredited institutions offering a unique curriculum that fuses digital arts, engineering and entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce that 8 of its Project X animation program alumni worked on 5 of this year's Academy Award-nominated films. These films include: "The Croods," "Frozen," "Iron Man 3," "Pacific Rim" and "Thor: The Dark World." In 2013, Cogswell boasted four Project X alumni who were on the Academy Award-winning "Life of Pi" animation and VFX teams and a total of 14 Oscar-nominated films whose credits included Project X alumni.
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SGO's MAMBA FX Now Available on Linux
News: SGO's MAMBA FX Now Available on LinuxIn response to market feedback, SGO takes another major development step forward with the release of its Linux version of MAMBA FX. With the ability to already run under Microsoft Windows, Mamba FX is now available on Linux for all 64-bit distributions on PC hardware of various configurations.
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Leader Announces its New-Exhibit Lineup for the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas
Leader Instruments will exhibit the latest additions to its range of broadcast-quality test and measurement solutions at the 2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10. Also on demonstration will be established products in the Leader range plus the latest broadcast-related technology from PHABRIX, Eyeheight and Trilogy.
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iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology Accelerates Post Production Workflow For “The Boy and His Robot”
News: iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology Accelerates Post Production Workflow For “The Boy and His Robot”First-Ever Asian Mecha Live-Action and Animated Feature Film Series Leverages Markerless iPi Motion Capture Software Using Sony PS Eye Game Webcams
iPi Soft, LLC, today announced that the company’s line of markerless iPi Motion Capture technology will be used to capture all the motion in the ground-breaking live-action mecha feature film, “The Boy and His Robot (TBAHR).” Directed by Rich Ho, founder of the award-winning Singapore-based production company Richmanclub Studios,(http://www.richmanclub.com/) the film marks the first time iPi Motion Capture’s six Sony PS Eye gaming webcams set up was used for main actors and robot action, proprietary crowd simulation and more.
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Salesforce’s Storytelling Arm Capitalizes on Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage
News: Salesforce’s Storytelling Arm Capitalizes on Facilis TerraBlock Shared StorageHeadquartered in San Francisco, CA, cloud-computing powerhouse Salesforce is impacting the ways in which enterprise businesses interact with customers, partners and employees. Its popular CRM and sales applications have attracted clients like Facebook, Wells Fargo, Virgin America, Activision, GE and more – providing the company with a wealth of success stories to share. To communicate these narratives, the company leans on an internal creative team known as Storyforce. Led by Director, Senior Producer Clayton Talmon, Storyforce develops 30 pieces of video content per month on average, which are created in part by leveraging a Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system to securely store and manage assets.
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Slovakia's Jessenius Faculty of Medicine invests in Quantel for S3D medical video production
Top university purchases Pablo Rio for stereoscopic teaching videos
Slovakia's leading medical school, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, has chosen Quantel Pablo Rio 4K high-quality color and finishing software for the recording and finishing of stereoscopic 3D videos of medical procedures. The faculty, a research arm of Bratislava's Comenius University, has also purchased a Neo Nano panel for enhanced and interactive stereo and color control. The Pablo Rio system was sold via Quantel's Slovakia-based partner, AVDigital s.r.o.
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Leader launches FS3140 Quality-Control Software Into Us And Latin American Broadcast Markets
See Leader Instruments on booth C9511 at NAB Show 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10
Leader Instruments announces an expansion in the availability of its FS3140 file-based quality-control software. Now available in the USA and Latin America, the FS3140 system will make its first US exhibition appearance at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 7-10.
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ZYNC used to render VFX work in the cloud on 3 Oscar Nominated Films
Best Picture Nominee American Hustle and Best Visual Effects Nominees Star Trek: Into Darkness & The Lone Ranger all had VFX rendered on the cloud using ZYNC’s technology
ZYNC, the Visual Effects industry leading cloud rendering and storage platform congratulates customers who worked on 3 films nominated for Oscars. Best Picture Nominee "American Hustle" had numerous visual effects shots rendered on the cloud by studio Zero VFX while client Atomic Fiction contributed work on two films nominated for best visual effects, "Star Trek: Into Darkness" and "The Lone Ranger."
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Industrial Light & Magic Gets 25th Scientific and Technical Achievement Award
Fire, smoke, dust and explosions are staples of motion picture visual effects. A modern effects film like “Star Trek: Into Darkness” or “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” contains thousands of these elements. Each requires fluid dynamics simulation and volumetric rendering. It’s computationally intensive stuff, and takes a lot of artist time to get right.
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Zero Gravity Adventures, Rampaging Dragons Among Effects Grabbing VFX Oscar Nominations
Framestore, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Pixomondo and WETA Digital are among the visual effects studios whose artists were recently honored with nominations from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences for the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
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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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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%.
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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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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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Panasonic Announces High-Performance 20-Inch Toughpad 4K Tablet
News: Panasonic Announces High-Performance 20-Inch Toughpad 4K TabletPerformance Model of World’s First* 20-Inch 4K Tablet Powered by Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ Processor, NVIDIA® Quadro® GPU to Serve as Mobile CAD, Video Workstation
Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, today at the 2014 International CES announced the U.S. availability of the Toughpad™ 4K UT-MA6 tablet, the performance model of the world’s first* 20-inch tablet with a 4K resolution display. Featuring an Intel® Core™ i7-3687U vPro™ processor with an NVIDIA® Quadro® K1000M GPU, and an advanced beyond Ultra HD 4K display providing a lifelike viewing experience unlike any tablet on the market, the Toughpad 4K performance model is built to serve as an ideal mobile workstation for professionals in visual-intensive fields such as computer-aided design (CAD) and video editing.
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Montréal's Studio Post Kopic is Empowered by Mistika, making Creativity its Trademark in the heart of Canada's Film and TV Industry
News: Montréal's Studio Post Kopic is Empowered by Mistika, making Creativity its Trademark in the heart of Canada's Film and TV Industry“In fact, Montréal is the R&D capital of Canada and now Montréal is Mistika! We see Mistika as the key that opens doors to new opportunities...” Alain Baril, CEO and editor, Studio Post Kopic, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Studio Post Kopic has significantly expanded its service offerings with the purchase of a Mistika DI Post Production System from SGO. The boutique studio specialises in the creation of 2D and stereoscopic 3D content and is based in the thriving film industry city of Montréal in Quebec. Headed by groundbreaking veteran editor Alain Baril and digital artist Nicolas Fournier, the move to progress further with a game-changing investment with Mistika at the helm, reflects the constant desire the company has to push the envelope and offer alternative innovative and creative ways for post production finishing for film and broadcast.
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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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Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa MY 2.3 for Autodesk® Maya® Featuring Magma
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa MY 2.3 for Autodesk® Maya® Featuring MagmaThinkbox Software today announced the release of Krakatoa MY 2.3, the latest version of its high-volume particle renderer for Autodesk® Maya®. Additions to the software include an intuitive Magma node-based toolkit for channelling particles, among other UI and performance improvements. The launch coincides with the availability of Krakatoa MX 2.3, an update to the Autodesk® 3ds Max® version of the plug-in – giving users identical functionality across both 3D applications.
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Tweak RV-SDI Delivers 4K Output With AJA and NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video Support
Tweak Software announced support for AJA Video's KONA 3G, T-TAP and Io XT, and NVIDIA's GPUDirect for Video in RV-SDI, the advanced playback, review and image manipulation software for screening rooms and theatres. RV-SDI's unmatched capabilities for playback, review and collaboration include support for hundreds of media formats, all standard SDI output resolutions, completely GPU-based image processing, advanced color management and support for Windows, Mac and Linux. When combined with an AJA KONA 3G and an NVIDIA Quadro GPU, RV-SDI enables 4K video output along with a range of digital cinema and video formats.
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NVIDIA GRID vGPU Technology Available Worldwide
Launch of Virtual GPU Technology on Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenServer Lets IT Organizations Deliver Secure, Mobile, Graphics-Intensive Applications
Businesses worldwide can now offer their designers and engineers -- including those working remotely -- cost-effective, secure, graphics-intensive applications using NVIDIA® GRID(TM) vGPU(TM) (virtual GPU) technology. It launches today with the general availability of Citrix XenDesktop® 7.1 and Citrix XenServer® 6.2.
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Allegorithmic Introduces Substance Painter and its Revolutionary Particle-Based Brush System
News: Allegorithmic Introduces Substance Painter and its Revolutionary Particle-Based Brush SystemNext-Gen, Non-Destructive Painting Tool with Multi-Channel Texturing for 3D Assets; Open Beta Debuts in January
A jump in graphics used to mean more effort for game artists; now it’ll just be a better showcase for their skills. Introducing Allegorithmic’s Substance Painter - a patented, next-gen painting application that accurately replicates the look of age, decay and fractures virtually via a new particle-based painting system.
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Jump Studios, NVIDIA Quadro, Adobe CC and PNY Help Predict the Future of NASCAR’s Top Drivers in Compelling ESPN Teaser
High-profile “Last Chance” TV teaser uses a fortune-teller theme to amplify viewer interest in ESPN’s broadcast of the NASCAR Sprint Series Chase to the Cup finals
The cinematically styled ESPN teaser shows an exotic Tarot card reader foretelling the fates of leading NASCAR drivers as the final NASCAR Sprint Series Chase to the Cup approaches. Who will win? How will the story end? Is the answer in the cards?
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Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D
News: Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D“If it wasn’t for Mistika's compositing tools we would have lost some vital Stereo 3D shots from the series.” George Dutton, Colourist & Online Artist, BTV Post, London, UK
London's BTV Post provided full post production using Mistika for the stunning five-episode television series "How Cities Work," commissioned by Discovery. Working closely with Electric Sky Productions, BTV Post ensured that the series portrayed the footage in 2D as well as Stereo 3D formats. Filmed in S3D, "How Cities Work" shows coverage of world-leading cities such as London, New York, Barcelona, Las Vegas, Berlin and San Francisco and their key advancements in planning, technology and engineering.
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LightWave 3D Group Announces Special $995 Holiday Pricing for LightWave 11.6 Software
News: LightWave 3D Group Announces Special $995 Holiday Pricing for LightWave 11.6 SoftwareLimited time pricing saves artists $500 on a full version or $200 on an upgrade and opens the door for greater flexibility in end-to-end 3D production
Created by artists for artists, the recently released LightWave 11.6 offers many new ways for artists and designers to model, animate, capture, retarget, and input and output to 3D. The special $995 (US) price, which will be offered through November 2013 and possibly into December 2013, makes LightWave accessible to all artists and designers who need a powerful end-to-end production pipeline. Current LightWave customers with LightWave 10 or earlier can upgrade to LightWave 11.6 for $495 (US).
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Digital District Now Manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube!
500 New Licenses to Be Used Immediately Across Global Organization on New 3D Feature
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that the global VFX firm Digital District will now use Qube! to manage linked render farms from China to Paris.
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PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline Hell
News: PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline HellAbility to Double License Capacity of its Render Farm For Free Lets Largest US Art School Process 70 Student Shorts in Just Six Weeks
When a Hollywood animation studio gears up for a deadline, it does so with a render farm already consisting of hundreds or thousands of active machines. But when New York's School of Visual Arts (SVA) gears up to render its students' graduation shorts, its farm goes from almost complete inactivity to processing 800,000 frames in a period of six weeks.
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Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour"
News: Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour""I was impressed with how the Spanish Mistika technology which we have embraced at KANDOR Graphics enhanced "Justin and the Knights of Valour" in Stereo 3D. It is great to see passionate companies like SGO contribute to innovation in our industry in such a significant way." Manuel Sicilia, Company Partner & Chief Creative Officer of KANDOR Graphics & Director & Author of Justin and the Knights of Valour
KANDOR Graphics, with Antonio Banderas as Company Partner, invested in SGO's technology to support its growing production demands, and chose Mistika for its stunning capabilities to colour grade and finish its very first 3D CG children's feature film Justin and the Knights of Valour in 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
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Allinea DDT Leaps Ahead With Support For NVIDIA CUDA 5.5 And CUDA On ARM
Development Tools Open New Possibilities For HPC And High Performance Embedded Applications
Allinea Software, the trusted leaders in development tools for high performance computing (HPC), released new support for version 5.5 of the NVIDIA® CUDA® parallel programming toolkit today. Simultaneously they have enhanced support for C++11 and the GNU 4.8 compilers. These developments come as in a technology update release – version 4.1.1 – of its tools designed to allow developers to stay ahead of the game.
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NVIDIA GRID VCA Grabs Major Hollywood Award
Roll out the red carpet. Our NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) has won the annual award for engineering excellence from the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA).
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Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 Tablet Makes U.S. Premiere
News: Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 Tablet Makes U.S. PremiereWorld’s First 20-Inch 4K Tablet Enables Ultimate Productivity for Professionals in Fields Including Media and Entertainment, Design and Healthcare
Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, tonight at a Hollywood event announced the U.S. availability of the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 tablet, the world’s first 20-inch tablet with a 4K resolution display. Part of Panasonic’s Toughpad line of professional-grade tablets, the device is designed for professionals in fields where visual clarity and collaboration are essential to productivity, such as video production, architecture, design, photography and healthcare. With its crystal-clear, immersive display, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 also can be utilized in settings such as museums, training centers, sales showrooms and galleries.
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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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NextComputing Unveils New High-Performance Workstation for Content Creation Professionals
Compact, mini-tower workstation offers ultimate balance of processing, storage for working unhindered with high-resolution imagery
NextComputing, a leading manufacturer of small footprint, high-performance workstations and servers, has announced the Nucleus EXP - the latest and most powerful addition yet to its Nucleus family of workstation computers. The Nucleus EXP features a mini-tower chassis housing dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors, up to twenty (20) internal 2.5" hard drives or SSDs (Solid State Drives), and support for three high-end, dual-width graphics cards. These unique capabilities allow creative professionals working with high-resolution imagery such as 4K and 6K video to work fluidly in real time, freeing them from restrictive and time-consuming workflows.
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Autodesk Provides 3D Design in a Browser, an Industry First
Collaboration with Amazon Web Services, OTOY and NVIDIA Enables Developers to Access Powerful 3D Modeling from Anywhere, Anytime, with Any Device Using a Simple Web Browser
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK)customers will now be able to access Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max design tools via a web browser. For the first time ever, customers can access full-fledged 3D design, engineering and entertainment work in a browser without sacrificing performance, power or functionality.
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NVIDIA GRID GPUs Now Available Through Amazon Web Services
Software-as-a-Service Companies Can Use NVIDIA GRID GPUs on Demand and Stream Graphics-Intensive Applications to Internet-Connected Devices
NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA GRID technology is now available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) through its newly announced Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, delivering GPU acceleration to users running graphics-intensive applications and games in the cloud.
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LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now Available
News: LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now AvailableOffers Advanced Previsualization, Production And 3D Printing Tools In Lightwave 11.6; Nevronmotion Plug-In For The Microsoft Kinect Camera Captures And Retargets Motion In Lightwave 11.6
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of LightWave 11.6 software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering is now available worldwide. Also announced today is the final release of the NevronMotion plug-in for LightWave 11.6, which uses the Microsoft Kinect camera to capture motion in real time for retargeting to 3D or live-performance characters. NevronMotion also simplifies retargeting data from standard motion capture files directly into the LightWave interface.
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Adobe Brings Creative Cloud To BVE North 2013
- Adobe Theatre provides invaluable practical sessions, plus daily chances to win Creative Cloud 12-month membership -
BVE North 2013 is delighted to confirm Adobe’s participation at the North’s essential broadcast event, Adobe will present the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud, the membership-based service that reimagines the creative process through a stunning set of “CC” desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities. For video professionals Creative Cloud has every tool for script to screen and beyond. BVE North returns to Manchester Central on 12-13 November 2013.
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Beijing Film Academy chooses Pablo Rio for S3D animation
China's largest film school invests in Quantel again
China's highly prestigious Beijing Film Academy has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio color correction and finishing system with a Neo Nano color panel. The turnkey system will be used by the school's animation department for the post-production of Stereo3D animation films. Beijing Film Academy has also purchased SynthIA, Quantel's standalone software package that provides high quality S3D Interaxial adjustment in post.
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Vision3 Expands 3D Resources with Mistika at its Heart
Mistika is a 3D Vision at Vision3
In a move to further expand their capabilities, Vision3 has invested in a Mistika post production system from SGO to offer clients an advanced 3D post production pipeline for high level cinema productions in London. Vision3 now hosts a state-of-the-art cinema suite with Mistika and their bespoke shot management and workflow system integrated with SGO's technology. This will enable Vision3 to further develop the creative and narrative set-up that is the hallmark of their approach. Vision3 specialises in stereography within numerous fields of expertise such as studio and independent feature films, high-end natural history documentaries, IMAX, unique special events and commercials.
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Dell Delivers Ultra-Thin and Light True Mobile Workstation Blending Beautiful Design with Uncompromising Performance
News: Dell Delivers Ultra-Thin and Light True Mobile Workstation Blending Beautiful Design with Uncompromising Performance The new Dell Precision M3800 is the world’s thinnest and lightest 15-inch true mobile workstation Incredibly vivid optional Quad HD+ display with highest resolution available for visualizing and bringing creative ideas to life Features Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor, NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics and ISV certifications for seamlessly running top digital content creation and design applications
Dell today added a new form factor to its family of the world’s most powerful mobile workstations, the world’s thinnest and lightest 15-inch true mobile workstation, the Dell Precision M3800. Merging beautiful design in an ultra-thin form factor with workstation-class performance, Dell has delivered an uncompromising system for digital content creators and engineers looking for portability, power and stylish design to match their image and environment.
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Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
News: Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
ARRI also chose Mistika to Finish Engaging 4K Feature Film "Run Boy Run"
Strategically placed in the centre of the trendy Mitte area of Berlin, brand new post production house ARRI Mitte has emerged and has invested in a Mistika 4K DI post production system from SGO's German Reseller creative tools, to service its high-end commercial and feature film projects. ARRI Mitte is the second facility related to the established parent company ARRI Film and TV Services Berlin GmbH and works on feature films by leading directors and with blue-chip clients for big brand names for ad campaigns for the likes of McDonald's, VW, Nikon, Fiat, Mobile.de, SKY, Danone Activia, Vodafone, Schweppes, BMW, Toshiba, Goretex, Sony Ericsson, Lipton Ice Tea and many others.
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How NVIDIA GPUs Helped Create Linkin Park's Virtual World
News: How NVIDIA GPUs Helped Create Linkin Park's Virtual WorldA virtual world. A virtual band. Linkin Park’s latest music video – for "A Light That Never Comes," collaboration with electro-house DJ Steve Aoki – puts viewers in an intricate cyberpunk landscape where everything, including the band, are rendered digitally.
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Hollywood Post Alliance Honors Avid with the Charles S. Swartz Award
The Preeminent Post Production Organization Will Honor Avid For a Heritage of Outstanding Contributions
The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community – has announced that Avid® will receive the 2013 Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production. The HPA will present the honor during the 8th Annual HPA Awards, which takes place on the evening of November 7th, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. Louis Hernandez, Jr, President and CEO of Avid, will accept the award on behalf of the company.
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Zoic Bridges Remote Facilities and Paves a Path to 4K with AJA KONA 3G
News: Zoic Bridges Remote Facilities and Paves a Path to 4K with AJA KONA 3GWith locations in Culver City and Vancouver, Zoic Studios is responsible for award-winning effects in film, advertising, games and television. In addition to a steady stream of feature, games and commercial projects, Zoic is currently handling VFX for television shows "Falling Skies," "Once Upon a Time" and "Wonderland," all shot using virtual sets. The company is also venturing into 4K post-production within their commercial division for the the Intel and Toshiba webisode series, "The Power Within." For reliable and efficient collaboration across remote facilities, Zoic relies on AJA's KONA 3G cards to help facilitate live synchronized sessions using Tweak's RV-SDI playback and review software.
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ONSIGHT Shows Insight By Setting Its Sights On Mistika Expanding Further To Deliver High-End DI And Stereo 3D Productions To Meet Increasing Film And Broadcast Demand
News: ONSIGHT Shows Insight By Setting Its Sights On Mistika Expanding Further To Deliver High-End DI And Stereo 3D Productions To Meet Increasing Film And Broadcast Demand"We have been users of Mistika for a long time. It continues to help us meet increasing and complex requirements in DI and Stereo 3D productions with impressive and importantly, real-time results. ...Updating our Mistika facilities was vital for the benefit of our creative and technical teams, in order to keep delivering high quality and time sensitive material.”Simon Craddock, CEO of ONSIGHT
ONSIGHT, one of the UK's major production facilities company and stereoscopic 3D specialists, expands further with substantial upgrades from SGO at its London-based full service post production facility. The company has added to its DI colour grading and Stereo 3D resources through the additional upgrade of its existing Mistika suites from SGO. ONSIGHT has offered its clients a suite of SGO products for some time, which include four Mistika systems operating on shared storage, the Mistika on-set production tool and an SGO SAN, powered-up by HPZ820 platforms for reinforced efficiency. The new and upgraded systems will include the latest Mistika 7.2 software with an exciting extension of Stereo 3D tools that streamline many routine tasks, along with transforming features that guarantee to deliver a significant increase in performance and boost productivity to meet client needs.
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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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IBC 2013 - Major new software release for Pablo Rio
Quantel's high quality color and finishing system gains new camera and file format support and more tools
At IBC 2013, Quantel showed the latest software for Pablo Rio. This is the fourth feature release in just six months adding to an already feature-rich toolset. The new software adds support for several new digital capture and file formats together with enhanced color control, as well as editing and conform improvements that further streamline workflows.
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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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PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render Farm
News: PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render FarmMulti-App Capability and Tailored Technical Support Reward Wary School for Trying Render Farm Management One Last Time
Try, try, try again only works when each attempt yields a little more. In Pratt Institute’s case, productivity was paramount; but their render farm manager didn’t seem to agree. It couldn’t even support multiple content creation apps at once, causing a vicious cycle of inefficiency that robbed students of the speed they needed. Pratt’s trust was restored when they found PipelineFX’s Qube!; now, render farm management is their white knight.
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IBC 2013: Vizrt uses NVIDIA GRID for Viz Artist and Viz Engine virtualization
News: IBC 2013: Vizrt uses NVIDIA GRID for Viz Artist and Viz Engine virtualizationAt the IBC Show, taking place in Amsterdam from September 12-17, Vizrt will have several Viz Artist real-time 3D modeling and animation workstations running on the new NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) and Viz Engine real-time video and graphics compositing systems running on NVIDIA GRID within its IBC booth (Hall 7/Stand A10) and at NVIDIA’s IBC booth (Hall 7/Stand J39.)
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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 Unleashes MAMBA FX: Accelerating Compositing to New Levels
News: SGO Unleashes MAMBA FX: Accelerating Compositing to New Levels
Mamba FX takes VFX to new heights of performance and interactivity, striking at the heart of real-time compositing
SGO today unleashed new heights of performance and interactivity for users with the launch at IBC 2013 of MAMBA FX, a new powerful and innovative compositing software. Mamba FX is aimed at compositing at all levels, from the highly creative indie market through to major TV and studio productions. Running under Windows and available for a wide variety of PC configurations, Mamba FX is aggressively priced, making it the most accessible professional compositor on the market.
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ChyronHego Selects Matrox DSX Developer Products as Heart of Mosaic Broadcast Graphics System
Matrox® Video today announced that ChyronHego®, the leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout and real-time data visualization, has chosen the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products as the multi-channel I/O hardware engine for its Mosaic™ graphics creation and playout system for live and automated workflows.
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What Makes the HP ZBook 17 with Quadro K5100M a Mobile Video Dream Machine
By Shawn Worsell
From the seismic interpreter looking for oil deposits in the remote Athabasca Tar Sands, to the design engineer making final edits on his widget while on vacation at the beach, to the event videographer shooting HD for the evening news, mobile workstations are being used by more professionals than ever.
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HP Expands Z Workstation Portfolio, Unveils World’s First Workstation Ultrabook
Company reinvents workstation lineup with new HP ZBook Mobile Workstations, HP Z Displays, enhanced HP Z Workstations and Thunderbolt technology
HP today announced the expansion of its Z portfolio of professional workstation and display products, including the world’s first workstation Ultrabook™ — the HP ZBook 14(1) — and the industry’s first line of workstations to offer Intel’s Thunderbolt technology for high-speed data transfer.(2)
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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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Matrox and Vizrt Showcase 4K Workflows at IBC2013
News: Matrox and Vizrt Showcase 4K Workflows at IBC2013Matrox 4K developer card selected to showcase Viz Engine realtime graphics and video renderer
Matrox® Video today announced that Vizrt, the world's leading provider of real-time broadcast graphics, has chosen the Matrox DSX LE3 4K card to power the next generation of the Viz Engine rendering engine and compositor. Viz Engine is the heart of all Vizrt graphics and video solutions (CG, Virtual Set, Weather, and more). It renders animated 2D and 3D scenes in real time, producing high-end animations in SD, HD and 4K.
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SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”
News:  SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”Bad Robot selected Mistika for its high-end finishing and innovative 2D and stereoscopic 3D film workflows
Already lined up for a variety of projects at Bad Robot, SGO’s Mistika was used in the post production finishing of the 2D and 3D movie “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”. Mistika's involvement also included unique workflow technologies for film and conform, in all dimensions for 2D, stereoscopic 3D and IMAX versions. Bad Robot's Mistika systems were put to work in all of the the visual effects systems integration and 3D coordination throughout the film. “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”, directed by J.J. Abrams, in co-production with Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, and Bad Robot Productions, represents the second feature in the brand which grossed more than $450 million at the worldwide box office.
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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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RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6 with GPU support for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces Twixtor® 6 with GPU support for Adobe® After Effects®, Adobe Premiere Pro® and Apple® Final Cut Pro®. Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence by employing RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel.
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AJA TruZoom Enables MLB Network to Telecast Dynamic Region-of-Interest (ROI) Extractions From 4K Cameras
News: AJA TruZoom Enables MLB Network to Telecast Dynamic Region-of-Interest (ROI) Extractions From 4K CamerasMLB Network’s Postseason Game Coverage to Feature Scaling to HD from 4K Frames, Providing Multiple Looks at a Play From the Same Camera POV
AJA Video Systems has been working closely with MLB Network, Major League Baseball’s 24/7 cable TV network, to bring the soon-to-be-released AJA TruZoom software to market for highly detailed region-of-interest (ROI) extraction from 4K video. The TruZoom application controls AJA’s Corvid Ultra with TruScale™ hardware, which supports 4K/2K/UHD/HD/Dual-link and SD workflows to produce scaled output video at 1080p, 720p or 1080i. AJA’s TruZoom software allows customers to rapidly keyframe scaled elements onto a timeline from 4K sources to deliver incredible image quality and will be demonstrated during the IBC Conference at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam from September 13-17 at the AJA stand, 7.F11.
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ONSIGHT's high-flying Mistika Colourist David Gonzalez Lozano is Selected for Broadcast's 2013 Hot Shots
News: ONSIGHT's high-flying Mistika Colourist David Gonzalez Lozano is Selected for Broadcast's 2013 Hot Shots
“The power and flexibility of Mistika allows me to focus on what I need to deliver creatively and technically at ONSIGHT, whether in 2D, 3D or 4K, for quality results.” David Gonzalez Lozano, Mistika Colourist & Online Editor, ONSIGHT, London
SGO congratulates ONSIGHT on yet another of its talented Mistika Colourists and Online Editors, David Gonzalez Lozano being selected for the sought-after Broadcast's Hot Shot recognition awards. David was chosen as one of the “Broadcast 2013 Hot Shots” this month, as nominated by the team at ONSIGHT. It is an accolade that reflects the acknowledgement and recognition from the industry's most prominent platforms of the professionalism ONSIGHT's post production team in Soho expounds. ONSIGHT's Mistika Colourist Andy Lee made the Broadcast Hot 100 last year as well.
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MAXON to Showcase CINEMA 4D Release 15 at IBC2013 September 13 – 17, 2013, RAI – Amsterdam
Guest Artists to Demonstrate CINEMA 4D R15 Feature Enhancements and CINEWARE, the New Live 3D Pipeline for Adobe After Effects CC; Tim Clapham to Reveal 3D Content from Launch Trailer of “Tom Clancy’s The Division”
MAXON Computer, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce details of its presence at IBC2013, the premier annual conference and exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content taking place September 13-17 at the Amsterdam RAI. During IBC expo hours, MAXON welcomes convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor Stand/Booth Number 6.C19.
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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).
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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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Mistika Warms-Up Active Volcano Scenes At BTV Post In Stunning Documentary “Lava Land” In Multiple Formats For Electric Sky
News: Mistika Warms-Up Active Volcano Scenes At BTV Post In Stunning Documentary “Lava Land” In Multiple Formats For Electric SkyMistika is hot in post in Hawaii-based film for Discovery, Sky and The Weather Channel
3D Specialist BTV Post chose Mistika for the grading, online finishing, re-versioning and digital mastering of four spectacular documentary films titled "Lava Land" for Electric Sky in high frame-rates and multi-dimensional platform deliveries in HD, 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
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SGO Mistika's exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced Metadata-based stereo Workflow was used from Start to Finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann
News:  SGO Mistika's exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced Metadata-based stereo Workflow was used from Start to Finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz LuhrmannSGO Mistika's unique and exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced metadata-based stereo workflow were used from start to finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann. Stereo 3D was used in the film as an effective device in the stunning motion picture to connect the audience intimately to the action. The corrective stereo colour balancing was achieved using Mistika.
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NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual Computing
News: NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual ComputingQuadro K6000 Tackles Most Complex Visual Computing Problems – From Tapping Vast New Energy Sources to Animating Monster Fur
NVIDIA today unveiled the visual computing industry’s new flagship technology – the NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 GPU, the fastest and most capable GPU ever built.
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LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6
News: LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6Artists and designers can animate in new ways, streamline real-time and stereo virtual production, previsualization and game development, support 3D printing, and more
The LightWave 3D®Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced new features in LightWave 11.6, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers. LightWave 11.6 software offers modeling, rigging, animation, effects, dynamics, and near limitless render nodes in an award-winning integrated LightWave render engine—providing studios and artists with everything they need to create an affordable and powerful end-to-end production pipeline.
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NVIDIA Quadro Is a Game-Changer for Swordfish
News: NVIDIA Quadro Is a Game-Changer for SwordfishDual NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac GPUs recently allowed San Francisco-based creative boutique Swordfish to tap unprecedented performance in DaVinci Resolve.
San Francisco-based creative studio Swordfish specializes in motion design for marketing and software development. Founder and Executive Creative Director Matt Silverman – a longtime industry veteran with expertise in motion graphics, visual effects and animation – leads the boutique outfit. Swordfish’s recent projects include a year-long engagement with Sony designing animations for a common user interface across all consumer devices, super-hi-resolution parametric animations playing on 22 projectors at Sony’s CES booth and 196 smart phones at their Mobile World Congress booth, and production of a CG intensive marketing piece for Maxon to show off the integration between Cinema4D Lite and Adobe After Effects CC.
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MAXON Announces Exhibitor Presence at SIGGRAPH 2013
Show Highlights Include Previews of Latest CINEMA 4D Workflow Solutions, Guest Artist Presentations and Live Streaming Daily on C4Dlive.com
MAXON Computer, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is excited to announce details of the company’s exhibitor participation at SIGGRAPH 2013 – the annual convention for computer graphics and interactive technology professionals, taking place July 23-25, at the Anaheim Convention Center.
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France Télévisions moves forward with Pablo Rio
French national broadcaster chooses Quantel for workflow, speed and S3D
French public national broadcaster, France Télévisions, has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio high-end color and finishing system for its graphics design studio, Francetélévisions signature The studio, based in Nancy, handles the majority of 2D and 3D post-production for programs broadcast across the France Télévisions network, including France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5, France Ô, and overseas channel 1éré. Francetélévisions signature will be using Pablo Rio for both 2D and S3D projects as the studio increases its Stereo3D program production.
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SGO Promotes Mistika in Canada Through New Dynamic Reseller Partner 3vis
SGO has finalised an exciting reseller partnership agreement with 3vis, Canada’s leading reseller of digital entertainment creation software (DEC). The 3vis team closely reviewed various Stereo 3D and grading systems and first approached SGO at NAB last year before concluding that Mistika was an essential product to add to their portfolio. With a sharp focus on film, television, animation, games and design visualisation, 3vis uniquely serves the entire Canadian market with branches in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver and offers a full range of software applications, consulting expertise and client support services. 3vis is the only reseller in Canada to provide a single-source for specialised solutions and adapted services to ensure success, all through their unique 3vis Service Centre. 3vis has an experienced team that play a vital role in ensuring that client service and technical knowledge remain key priorities.
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SMPTE and Stanford University's SCIEN Draw Leaders From Silicon Valley and Hollywood to ETIA Conference
First-of-a-Kind Event Provided Unique Opportunity for Diverse Leaders to Address Future of Internet-Delivered Entertainment
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced the successful conclusion of the "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference, produced with the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). This first-of-a-kind "summit" brought more than 300 executives, academics, and creative professionals from both Silicon Valley and the entertainment industry together to explore the technical, creative, and business requirements for delivering a compelling, high-quality, monetizable entertainment experience over the Web.
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Paris' Digimage invests in SGO's Mistika for high profile film work including “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service”
News: Paris' Digimage invests in SGO's Mistika for high profile film work including “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service”“Mistika's capacity to work simultaneously in colour grading and Stereo 3D grading in real-time, facilitated a high quality finish process and enabled Josephine Derobe's great vision to be actualised.” Sergio Ochoa, Stereoscopic Post Production Supervisor on "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service"
Digimage Cinema, a division of media group CMC, used Mistika for all the stunning stereoscopic 3D effects in live-action 3D French-language feature film "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service." Digimage offers high-end state-of the-art Stereo 3D and colour grading in the largest DI room in Europe, following its investment in SGO's Mistika technology. The acquisition included a Mistika 2K system with DI and Stereo 3D capabilities with 48 TB of storage, on HP's Z800 Workstation and NVIDIA 6000 Graphic Boards. A Mistika Assist station has recently been added to the workflow, further enhancing efficiency and film capabilities with Mistika's advanced grading power.
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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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ZYNC Visual Effects Cloud Rendering Platform Launches Commercially
News: ZYNC Visual Effects Cloud Rendering Platform Launches CommerciallyFully integrated, on-demand cloud based rendering and storage platform for VRay, Mental Ray and Nuke now available for facilities and individual artists.
ZYNC, the Visual Effects industry leading cloud rendering and storage platform has announced their public availability to users worldwide. With over three years of development and pre-release usage by numerous studios totaling over 6.5 million core render hours, ZYNC offers on-demand access to computing resources and software licenses with simple pay-as-you-go hourly pricing. ZYNC’s software and Maya and Nuke plug-ins handles all file management to and from users host applications for a seamless experience for the artist submitting renders. With ZYNC, users are able to launch render nodes as required, from a single machine, up to several hundred instances on-demand. ZYNC‘s infrastructure is hosted via Amazon Web Services platform, which has been awarded a “Best Practices” rating for MPAA security standards.
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NVIDIA NVS 315 Sets New Standard for Dual-Display Commercial Graphics
Powerful Card Maximizes Compatibility With Existing Display Infrastructures; Businesses Can Scale Up to Meet Needs, Manage Workgroups Easily
NVIDIA today launched the NVIDIA® NVS™ 315, a versatile dual-display graphics card that allows professionals to boost their productivity and businesses to easily scale their deployments while simplifying IT management.
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Pablo Rio Gets Huge Performance Boost And Yet More Tools
News: Pablo Rio Gets Huge Performance Boost And Yet More ToolsNew software release unlocks multi-GPU processing power and delivers 4K 60fps
Quantel today released a new software version for Pablo Rio that unleashes the full power of its multi-GPU architecture and AJA® Corvid Ultra integration. Pablo Rio's new software delivers "simply phenomenal" performance and adds yet more capabilities to its unique integrated color and finishing toolset.
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NVIDIA Quadro K4000 Helps Pixomondo Create Alien Worlds for Star Trek Into Darkness
News: NVIDIA Quadro K4000 Helps Pixomondo Create Alien Worlds for Star Trek Into DarknessPixomondo is an international visual effects company that utilizes a 24-hour production cycle enabled by a global network of facilities for feature film, television and commercial projects. Recognized with an Academy Award™ for "HUGO" and an Emmy Award™ for the second season of "Game of Thrones", the company’s artistic prowess is further evident in its stunning visual effects work for J.J. Abrams' epic "Star Trek Into Darkness."
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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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NVIDIA Accelerates Creative Workflows at NAB 2013
New NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing Appliance Featured Among Demos for Broadcasters, Visual Effects Artists and Animators
NVIDIA is showcasing how professionals creating and distributing content can accelerate their workflows using the latest GPU technologies and partner software in booth SL3905 and throughout the conference at NAB 2013.
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NAB 2013: Quantel Focuses on UltraHD WorkflowNAB 2013: Quantel Focuses on UltraHD Workflow
Quantel introduced a range of products that empower UltraHD/4K and even 8K production. Partnerships with AJA (for its Corvid Ultra video card) and NVIDIA (for its Tesla accelerator) have made Pablo Rio capable of high resolution work, including 4K at 60 fps. The company also enabled broadcast and post production workflows with enhancements with QTube, Enterprise sQ and Quantel revolutionQ. Quantel is also now involved in furthering FIMS (Framework for Interoperable Media Services), an initiative jointly managed by the EBU and AMWA to define standards for Service Oriented Architecture systems. With regard to Stereo 3D, Quantel also introduced SynthIA which enables interaxial adjustments in post as well as other manipulations.
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NVIDIANVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference M & E Roundup
There was truly something for everyone at NVIDIA GTC, and a surprisingly rich amount of thoughtful presentations for the Media & Entertainment crowd. GTC provided many opportunities to learn the basics and, for the truly nerdy, many opportunities to dig deep. As a mere semi-geek, Debra Kaufman learned a lot and met a lot of interesting people. Read her roundup of new M&E technology thanks to super-fast GPU computing.
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IBC 2012: NVIDIAIBC 2012: NVIDIA
Mac enthusiasts were happy to learn that NVIDIA just introduced the Quadro K5000 for Mac Pro systems, based on NVIDIA Kepler architecture and featuring Cinema 4K display support. NVIDIA also unveiled its second-generation Maximus workstation, featuring the Kepler architecture. This means that users can now send compute work to the NVIDIA Tesla accelerator, reserving the Quadro K5000 GPU for content creation. Last, the company debuted a new line of Kepler-powered Quadro graphics solutions for mobile workstations.
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NVIDIA Introduces Virtualization and Remote ComputingNVIDIA Introduces Virtualization and Remote Computing
NVIDIA has debuted its VGX platform, which enables many users to access a virtualized desktop and get the same graphics performance on any connected device. The VGX platform, composed of three new technologies, opens up the possibilities of remote collaboration and cloud-based graphics without a loss of power and with low latency. Though still a proof of concept, the new computing paradigm will move into beta this summer, with partnerships in the offing.
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NAB 2012: HPNAB 2012: HP
At NAB 2012, HP unveiled its all-in-one HP Z1 workstation. With a 27-inch diagonal screen, Intel Xeon processors and NVIDIA Quadro graphics, the HP Z1 is aimed at both the digital media and entertainment industry and the computer-aided design market.
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Television commercial editor delivers stunning spots using Adobe Creative Cloud workflow Our friend Adam Pertofsky at Rock Paper Scissors has been busy these last few months. Since we last talked with him, he’s completed the third part of the Captain Morgan series of commercials and cut three additional spots, one...
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The Punk Rocker Who Became a Filmmaker
Richard Jobson uses all Adobe Pipeline on Wayland’s Song We really pushed the boundaries of what you can do with the Creative Cloud software. For me, it's almost like being in a punk band again with Adobe: SpeedGrade and After Effects are my drummer and my bass player and Premiere...
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An affordable editing workstation
Hi all, Wanted to share my custom built editing workstation specs. I like probably most people are after affordable hardware, be it cameras, lens, rigs, and a powerful yet affordable editing computer. Being a tech nut, I've been building computers for a very long time, including various music and video...
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Episode #081 - June 22, 2009
Future of Desktop 3D with NVIDIA's Andrew Fear, Maxon Cinema 4D special, Daz 3D updates, Luxology modo 401 launches, Fusion 6.0, iPhone 3Gs launch, Autodesk developers reach 70 and more creative news and interviews - creativecow.net
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Episode #061 - February 03, 2009
Digital Cinema with Russell Lasson, Foundry and Autodesk make up, QuarkXPress 8.02, InDesign to Flash, iWeb themes, Panasonic ZS Series, Quadro CX + Adobe CS4 with NVIDIA's Sean Kilbride and more creative news and interviews - creativecow.net
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Episode #033 - May 04, 2006
Episode 033 - Autodesk Combustion with Steve Jennings, news with Ron Lindeboom, virtual animation studio, geting a VFX job, Adobe Road Show, Nvidia Gelato 2.0, the Space Cube, MacBook Pro batteries and more creative tech news, interviews and reports - www.creativecow.net
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