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View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in Turin
News: View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in TurinThe 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts, including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced this year’s stellar lineup of Keynote Speakers. Please see: http://www.viewconference.it/
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Christie's 6P Laser Wins Bejing's BIRTV Award
News: Christie's 6P Laser Wins Bejing's BIRTV AwardChristie®, the industry-preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the prestigious BIRTV Award for the Christie 6-Primary (6P) laser projection system at the 2015 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV).
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Boris Continuum Complete 10 delivers powerful mocha tracking & masking tools to Avid & Adobe Editors.
News: Boris Continuum Complete 10 delivers powerful mocha tracking & masking tools to Avid & Adobe Editors.Boris FX / Imagineer to Showcase New Tools for Visual Effects and Image Restoration at IBC 2015 (Booth 7.K29)
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will showcase the newest versions of flagship products Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and mocha Pro at IBC on September 11-15, 2015 at the RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands in booth 7.K29.
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IBC News: Visual Research Inc. Relies on Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI
KarismaCG 4K character generators to be showcased at IBC2015
Matrox® Video today announced that Korean video equipment manufacturer Visual Research Inc. (VRi) has chosen Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI cards to power its KarismaCG 4K 3D character generators. At IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15), VRi products will be presented on stand 7.D05. Matrox products will be shown on stand 7.B29.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Public Beta is Available
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of the free version of Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. This beta is for the free version of Fusion 8 and is available for both Mac OS X and Windows.
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Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up Production
News: Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up ProductionFor BAFTA Award-winning boutique studio Milk Visual Effects, a regular day at the office can entail anything from blowing up buildings to giving life to the supernatural. Founded in 2013, the innovative London-based visual effects company recently added a second studio in Cardiff, Wales. Known for its work across feature films and television, Milk credits include "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," "Doctor Who," "Thunderbirds Are Go," "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" and "Poltergeist" (2015). With a capacity of 120 artist seats and a nearly 200 node render farm between its two facilities, Milk relies on Thinkbox Software's Deadline for scalable high-volume compute management across projects and locations.
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Press Release: Media 100 Launches Free Educational Licensing
Includes Boris RED 3D titling and VFX plug-in for Media 100 and Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac
Boris FX™, the leading developer of visual effects and post-production solutions for film and video, and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announce a limited-time program that provides free, perpetual Media 100 site licenses to qualified educational institutions. In addition, limited-time discounted pricing is available for qualified students and educators.
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Tackling virtual reality with ftrack
When we think about the promise of virtual reality to transform interactive experiences, most minds go right to video games. It makes sense, right? However, VR can be used for much more than purely entertainment and amusement – it can also be tapped to drive brand engagement in innovative and potentially powerful ways.
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LightWave 3D Group Releases LightWave 2015 Update 3
News: LightWave 3D Group Releases LightWave 2015 Update 3The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today the release of LightWave 2015 Update 3, which offers numerous fixes and improvements, system updates for Python, support for NVIDIA Optimus technology and more.
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LightWave 3D Group Releases LightWave 2015 Update 3
News: LightWave 3D Group Releases LightWave 2015 Update 3The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today the release of LightWave 2015 Update 3, which offers numerous fixes and improvements, system updates for Python, support for NVIDIA Optimus technology and more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Return of Popular 3G Mini Converters at a New Low Price
The world’s best SD and HD broadcast quality converters available now for only $195
Blackmagic Design today announced the return of its popular line of 3G Mini Converters at the new lower price of US$195.
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Blackmagic Design's 12G-SDI Product Line Wins 2015 SBE Technology Award
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, Teranex Mini and HyperDeck Studio 12G win the 2015 Society of Broadcast Engineers Technology Award
Blackmagic Design today announced that its line of 12G-SDI products, including ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, Teranex Mini and HyperDeck Studio 12G, has won the 2015 Society of Broadcast Engineers Technology Award.
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Nice Shoes Creative Studio and Grey Tell A Story With Air Particles for 3M
News: Nice Shoes Creative Studio and Grey Tell A Story With Air Particles for 3MIn devising a spot to showcase 3M’s Filtrete™ Air Filters’ removal of indoor air particles, Grey presented a unique challenge for Nice Shoes Creative Studio. They needed to shoot actual air particles (visible to the naked eye) to make people aware of how much dust, allergens and bacteria are contained in the air that people breathe in every day. Director Harry Dorrington presented an efficient solution utilizing the creative resources of Nice Shoes – including colorist Chris Ryan – to take the project from concept to completion. View it here: https://vimeo.com/135076890
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Mistika Reveals Future-Proof Innovation at BIRTV 2015
News: Mistika Reveals Future-Proof Innovation at BIRTV 2015China International Exhibition Center, 6 Beisanhuan East Road, Chaoyang District, 100028, Beijing, China
In partnership with Altec, SGOis showcasing Mistika'slatest innovative capabilities at BIRTV again this year on booth 8B16 from 26 – 29 August at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. The very latestversion of a 4K-HDR-capable Mistika system with a sleek Mistika Precisionfinishing control surface will be on display,including its full array of stunning grading features to make the most ofHDR technologies. A whole new media management sub-system is launching too, along with exciting new upgrades that allow transparent migration between colour spaces. View the recent Mistika 8.5 updates at www.sgo.es
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ARRI PCA for Canon EOS cameras: NEW PRO CAMERA ACCESSORIES FOR CANON C300 / C300 Mk II / C500
News: ARRI PCA for Canon EOS cameras: NEW PRO CAMERA ACCESSORIES FOR CANON C300 / C300 Mk II / C500Designed specifically for Canon’s latest Cinema EOS cameras, ARRI PCA introduces a new cine plate for film set environments, an adjustable broadcast plate for documentary-style filming and a handy top-mounted support plate.
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New JVC Blu-ray Recorder Adds Live HDMI Recording
News: New JVC Blu-ray Recorder Adds Live HDMI RecordingRecords to the 1TB internal hard drive and optical disc simultaneously
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the SR-HD2700, its most advanced professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck, with the ability to record a live HDMI signal from a video camera or DSLR without HDCP encryption. Also new for the SR-HD2700 is the ability to record to the upgraded 1TB internal hard drive and an optical disc simultaneously, which provides redundancy and eliminates the need to copy video files to another disc after recording.
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Hernando County Upgrades Studio, Remote Shoots with Broadcast Pix
News: Hernando County Upgrades Studio, Remote Shoots with Broadcast PixIn 1998, Hernando County Government Broadcasting was established in Brooksville, Fla., with two VHS recorders and one camera on the wall of the Boards Meeting Room in the government center. Led since its inception by Rick Foti, video production manager, the quality of its productions has improved significantly over the years. Recently, the station’s production values took another major step forward with the purchase of two Broadcast Pix™ Mica™ integrated production switchers.
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FMG Creates Broadcast Workflow for Swatch Freeride World Tour
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Blackmagic Design announced today the Swatch Freeride World Tour Alaska leg was broadcast globally with the help of Fountain Media Group (FMG) using Blackmagic Design 4K products, including production switchers, monitors, converters and SSD recorders. The broadcast HQ for the event was 1,500 meters up an Alaskan ridge adjacent a mountain face known as "The Venue.” The crew staged and camped for 11 days with Blackmagic Design equipment, waiting for the perfect weather conditions to run the one day competition and live broadcast.
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TWO ORIGINAL COGSWELL STUDENT- DESIGNED APPS NAMED AS FINALISTS IN GOOGLE’S “PROJECT TANGO DEVELOPER” CONTEST
News: TWO ORIGINAL COGSWELL STUDENT- DESIGNED APPS NAMED AS FINALISTS IN GOOGLE’S “PROJECT TANGO DEVELOPER” CONTESTRoom Modes Calculator” and “We Are Cubed” Among Only 48 Finalists Out of Hundreds of Submitted Entries
Cogswell College, a historic, 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is very pleased to announce that TWO original apps designed by students of the school have been named as Finalists within Google’s 2015 “Project Tango Developer” Contest. These two projects, which are now competing for Grand Prizes against professional developers and companies, were selected among only 48 finalists chosen from hundreds of submitted entries.
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MPC LA NEWS: 5 New 3D Artists Hired, 1 Promoted
Burris, Tucker, Saavedra, Broussard, Maude & Trippe Add Major Firepower to MPC LA Advertising 3D Division
In response to new business growth driven by its diverse offering across VFX, VR and color, and industry recognition of excellence most recently with AICP and Cannes honors, MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce the new hires of five industry-leading artists to its Advertising 3D division.
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New Simon Pegg film “Absolutely Anything” graded with DaVinci Resolve at Mytherapy founder and chief colorist, Dado Valentic.
Blackmagic Design today announced that “Absolutely Anything,” this summer’s new British sci-fi comedy starring Simon Pegg, has been graded on DaVinci Resolve Studio by Mytherapy
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​​Blackmagic Design Announces New Lower Price for Blackmagic Studio Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced it will make the optical fiber connection on its Blackmagic Studio Camera models a user installed option allowing the company to reduce the retail price of the camera. The HD model will reduce in price by $300 and the Ultra HD model will reduce in price by $500.
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Panasonic's Varicam 35 4k Camera Imager To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award
News: Panasonic's Varicam 35 4k Camera Imager To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence AwardThe Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced that Panasonic is a recipient of the organization's 2015 Engineering Excellence Award for the company's development of the 4K camera imager in its VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The coveted honor will be bestowed on November 12, 2015 during the tenth annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Chicago's Bridges Media Shoots Broadcast Spots For Teeoff.com
News: Chicago's Bridges Media Shoots Broadcast Spots For Teeoff.comBridges Media (Chicago, IL) and post production company, 11 Dollar Bill, recently produced two broadcast commercial spots for TeeOff.com by PGA Tour with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The TeeOff.com website, recently acquired in partnership with EZ Links, offers golfers of all experience levels tee times and deals not found anywhere else.
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Media Alert: Autodesk Revs Up Artist Workflows at SIGGRAPH 2015
Extensions Deliver Intuitive New Tools, Enhanced Interoperability and Superior Performance; Coincide with Launch of 3D Marketplace on Creative Market
At the SIGGRAPH 2015 Conference and Expo, being held August 11-13 in Los Angeles, CA, Autodesk announced the latest extension releases for its Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016 3D modeling, animation, VFX and rendering software, available to Autodesk Subscription customers beginning August 11 for 3ds Max and September 9 for Maya. Concurrently, the company unveiled the new 3D marketplace on Creative Market – its online platform for purchasing and selling custom content developed by artists. These solutions, along with Autodesk’s newly announced Stingray Game Engine, will be on display throughout SIGGRAPH, with additional resources available on AREA.
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NVIDIA Announces DesignWorks at SIGGRAPH 2015
To bring the power of interactive photorealism to mainstream designers, we’re announcing NVIDIA DesignWorks.
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NVIDIA Unveils DesignWorks VR
Virtual Reality (VR) is garnering a lot of attention right now for PC gaming, and rightly so. VR is a powerful, immersive experience, one that’s very different than sitting in front of a computer.
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The Foundry Introduces MARI 3
Now 3D paint artists can iterate faster, manage complexity better and produce higher quality results
At Siggraph 2015, The Foundry will demonstrate MARI 3, the newest version of its industry leading 3D paint package. Ideal for texturing and look development artists in the VFX, animation and games industries, MARI 3 combines productivity enhancing features with broader and tighter pipeline integration. This includes an exposed node graph for advanced users and integration with the rendering and baking capabilities of MODO, The Foundry’s 3D content creation solution. The Foundry will showcase MARI 3 at its Siggraph Booth #309, as well as in its live broadcast from Siggraph on Wednesday, August 12 at 10:05 AM (PDT).
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Studer Audio, RED Cameras Join ASG for San Francisco Events
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, will host two “Studer Audio & RED Cameras for Broadcast-Level Production” events in the San Francisco area this month to highlight live event and broadcast technologies. On Aug. 18, ASG partner Thresher Communication & Productivity in Sunnyvale will co-host a happy hour featuring Studer’s 52-foot demo production trailer from 5-7:30 p.m., with free appetizers and beverages. On Aug. 19, the trailer will be parked at Civic Center Plaza across from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be provided.
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NVIDIA Announces DesignWorks at SIGGRAPH 2015
Announcing NVIDIA DesignWorks: Unleashing the Power of Interactive Photorealistic Rendering for Designers
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Technomax Installs DaVinci Resolve Studio and Teranex Express
News: Technomax Installs DaVinci Resolve Studio and Teranex ExpressBlackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo’s Technomax Inc. has built a new 4K production and post production studio using DaVinci Resolve Studio, Teranex Express and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, along with a number of other Blackmagic products.
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Autodesk Brings Visionary Speakers to SIGGRAPH 2015
Autodesk’s speaker series is returning to SIGGRAPH this year from August 11-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Hosted in room 408A, the sessions, presented by industry thought leaders, will provide an in-depth overview of industry trends and emerging developments driving the future of 3D visual effects and production in film and television. Members of the Autodesk development team will also provide insights and updates on Autodesk software, including upcoming innovative applications of the technology in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and virtual production. Sessions range in focus from “Terminator Genisys” and “Jurassic World” VFX breakdowns to cloud computing and more. A few highlight sessions include:
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Preview New VFX Tools at SIGGRAPH 2015
News: Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Preview New VFX Tools at SIGGRAPH 2015Special guest artists to demo Boris Continuum Complete 10 and mocha Pro 5
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will showcase the newest versions of flagship products Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and mocha Pro at SIGGRAPH on August 11-13, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in booth 312.
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Rock Star Hotel Builds Live Streaming Workflow with Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design announced today that the Rock Star Hotel in Osaka City has built a full 4K broadcast workflow, which is built around three Blackmagic Studio Camera 4Ks and an ATEM Production Studio 4K, to stream live events from the hotel.
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VFX Breakdown Video released for Teenage Popstar Girl
Underdog Entertainment releases Behind the Scenes VFX Video of the Robot-nspired Music Video
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SmallHD’s New 500 Series Firmware Update adds HDMI/SDI Signal Conversion, Downstream 3D LUTs, and more
News: SmallHD’s New 500 Series Firmware Update adds HDMI/SDI Signal Conversion, Downstream 3D LUTs, and moreSmallHD, pioneers of compact, HD field monitors and accessories, releases an extensive set of free features for the brand new Sidefinder, as well as 501 and 502 Full HD 5-inch on-camera monitors—via firmware upgrade version 2.0. Exclusive to SmallHD, the new firmware unlocks the ability to output video containing an embedded 3D LUT to other devices downstream using HDMI, SDI or both at the same time.
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DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'
News: DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Scott Sorensen is using ten Pocket Cinema Cameras to capture secondary footage, as well as to shoot cold openings and the new opening title sequence, on Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.” Scott is also using a MultiView 16, SmartView monitor and numerous Mini Converters Analog to SDI to remotely and wirelessly monitor and control the Pocket Cinema Cameras.
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Imagine Dragons Launches Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Design Products
Imagine Dragons Launches Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Design Products
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Edit 1 Produces/Posts Visually Stunning New Music
Looking to showcasetheir full palette of talent and creative services, NYC-based studio Edit 1, perhaps best known for their work in test commercials and pre-visualization, has put its creative imprimatur on the new music video “Bayonet” from “electropop songstress” BECA.
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Imagine Dragons Uses Telestream Wirecast to Stream Live to Twitch Channel Entertaining Fans with Music and Gameplay
News: Imagine Dragons Uses Telestream Wirecast to Stream Live to Twitch Channel Entertaining Fans with Music and GameplayImagine Dragons uses Wirecast to more personally connect with fan base
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons is using the Telestream Wirecast software to give fans a glimpse at life on the road by streaming their League of Legends matches, interviews, and live impromptu performances on their newly launched Twitch channel.
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Allegorithmic Launches Substance Share at SIGGRAPH 2015
News: Allegorithmic Launches Substance Share at SIGGRAPH 2015Allegorithmic users make some of the best game materials on the planet, now they can share them with fellow artists. Announcing Substance Share, a new platform that enables the simple exchange of Substances, smart materials, meshes, shaders, and mesh-adaptive presets between game artists.
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available for Download
Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available for Download
Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in Hollywood
News: Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in HollywoodHybrid studio offers integrated services for feature film and broadcast color, visual effects and emerging technologies
Cognition, a hybrid post production facility, visual effects studio and creative campus, has launched in Los Angeles. The company is led by writer, producer and entrepreneur Brian Pope, and features a high profile management team that includes veteran colorist Dave Hollingsworth (The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey, The Adventures of Tintin) along with former Digital Domain VP and creative consultant, Jeff Barnes.
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yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"
News: yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"Studio’s captivating 3D animated main-on-end title sequence based on the future visions of past generations
yU+co’s main-on-end title sequence for the Walt Disney Pictures movie Tomorrowlandpresents a series of mesmerizing portraits of the future as imagined by visionaries of the past. The 3D animated sequence, which delivers the movie’s end credits, takes audiences on a breathtaking tour through a vast metropolis whose various iterations show the “world of tomorrow” as envisioned by successive generations of “dreamers.”
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We Are Royale Celebrates 8th Anniversary With New Logo & Website
News: We Are Royale Celebrates 8th Anniversary With New Logo & WebsiteAward-winning 3D-animated spot for Oreo, check. Augmented reality calendar, check. CG and live-action spot for Nike with real snakes, check. Real-time social media response project with Chinese tennis star Li Na, check. This recent string of work reflects a bold new trajectory for We Are Royale, which celebrates its 8th anniversary this summer. Formerly known best as Royale, the company is embracing it all withits full name, a refreshed company logo, We Are Royale manifesto and new website.
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Encore VFX Congratulates 'The Flash' Team on Emmy Nom
News: Encore VFX Congratulates 'The Flash' Team on Emmy NomEncore VFX artists were recognized today with Emmy® Award nominations for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for work on The CW Series “The Flash.” The nominees include VFX Supervisor Armen Kevorkian, VFX Producer James Baldanzi, Associate VFX Supervisor Keith Hamakawa, Animation Supervisor Jason Shulman, 3D Supervisor Stefan Bredereck, 3D Character Artist Kurt Smith, 3D Artist Lorenzo Mastrobuono, Compositing Supervisor Andranik Taranyan and Lead Compositing Artist Gevork Babityan. Winners will be revealed at the primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, which will air Saturday, September 19 at 8pm ET/PT on FXX.
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Visual Voodoo With Blackmagic Design At The July Editors' Lounge
Demonstrations on the latest features in DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio
Join the Editors’ Lounge on Friday, July 31st for a night dedicated to the latest versions of Blackmagic Design’s flagship studio software: DaVinci Resolve 12 and Fusion 7 Studio. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506. RSVP is required to attend. http://www.editorslounge.com
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DigitalFilm Tree Uses DaVinci Resolve to Remotely Grade ABC's "Mistresses"
Production in Vancouver, grades performed in LA; formerly took 6 hours, now takes 2
Blackmagic Design announced today that DigitalFilm Tree used DaVinci Resolve for color correction for ABC’s hit show “Mistresses.” As part of the post production workflow, DigitalFilm Tree grades all of the show’s dailies remotely from their LA office, doing in 8 hours what used to be a two day project.
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Pond5’s Video Library Surges Past Four Million Clips, A Record-Breaking Milestone
News: Pond5’s Video Library Surges Past Four Million Clips, A Record-Breaking MilestoneThe web’s largest resource for royalty-free footage also now offers more than 336,000 4K clips
Pond5, the world’s largest marketplace for royalty-free video footage, announced today that its network of over 40,000 artists has contributed more than four million high-quality video clips to the company’s library—a first for the industry.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Spike TV’s Upcoming ‘Tut’ Miniseries
Blackmagic Design today announced that Pocket Cinema Cameras were used by DP Chris LaVasseur and Second Unit Director/DP Mark Vargo, ASC, to shoot action scenes and stunt work for Spike TV’s television event series “Tut.” Produced by Muse Entertainment and directed by David Von Ancken, the three-night, six-hour, limited series event recounts the astounding saga of one of history’s most extraordinary rulers, King Tutankhamun, his rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests.
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Cogswell College Releases its First-Ever Student-Created IOS Mobile APP Game "Tangram Jam," Now Available at Apple Store
News: Cogswell College Releases its First-Ever Student-Created IOS Mobile APP Game "Tangram Jam," Now Available at Apple StoreCogswell College, a 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, proudly announces the release of the school’s first student-created iOS game: “Tangram Jam.”
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TV3’s “E-15” Elections wowed with Orad’s cutting edge technology and powerful graphics
News: TV3’s “E-15” Elections wowed with Orad’s cutting edge technology and powerful graphicsTV3 wowed viewers with its captivating election broadcast which included accurate and sophisticated graphics, a virtual “mapping” which allowed the spectators to see the data and talents at the different Catalan Town Hall locations simultaneously, and more. All this was possible thanks to Orad’s state of the art virtual studio, augmented reality and tracking solutions.
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SmallHD’s Award-winning Sidefinder™ Now Shipping
News: SmallHD’s Award-winning Sidefinder™ Now ShippingSmallHD’s new concept in multifunctional on-camera displays is now shipping. The true high-definition Sidefinder™, a combination of HD electronic viewfinder (or EVF) and 5-inch fold-out Full HD monitor, earned 5 major awards when it premiered at NAB 2015.
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Colorfront Appoints Bruno Munger to Spearhead New Business Development
News: Colorfront Appoints Bruno Munger to Spearhead New Business DevelopmentColorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, has announced the appointment of Bruno Munger as its new director of business development.
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Carbon VFX Signs Design Director Leo Nguyen
News: Carbon VFX Signs Design Director Leo NguyenCreative studio Carbon VFX is proud to announce the addition of award-winning Design Director Leo Nguyen. Nguyen joins the company with an impressive skillset that spans across art direction, illustration, 3D, motion graphics and editing. Prior to Carbon VFX, Nguyen spent two years at Light of Day as Design Director and, eventually, Creative Director. During his time at the creative studio, he led the company’s massive rebrand creating a new logo, website and identity.
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20th Century Fox’s Comedy ‘Spy’ Composited with Fusion Studio by Flash Film Works
News: 20th Century Fox’s Comedy ‘Spy’ Composited with Fusion Studio by Flash Film WorksBlackmagic Design today announced that Hollywood based VFX company Flash Film Works used Fusion Studio for its compositing work on 20th Century Fox’s comedy hit “Spy.” Fusion Studio was used by Compositing Supervisor Jeremy Nelson and his team for their compositing work, including perfecting car chase scenes, helicopter stunts and intricate fight scenes.
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One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’
News: One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’Design/Animation Studio Blends Photo-Real 3D Animation And Ultra High Res Live Action Into Compelling ‘Gilded Decay’ Look
Call it a prime example of ‘less is more’– design/animation studio One Fine Day created the compelling promo for HBO’s latest original film achievement, “Bessie,” starring Queen Latifah as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, featuring feathers gently falling in an empty theater where a boa lays wrapped around an antique microphone.
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Helicopter Film Services Relied on the AERIGON for Aerial Cinematography on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
Industry-leading Pro Cinema Drone Provides Stable Platform for Capturing Live-Action Plates for VFX
The AERIGON™, an aerial remote camera head (ARCH™) from Intuitive Aerial, was operated by Helicopter Film Services to shoot aerial footage used throughout Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The remarkable stability of the AERIGON platform meant that footage captured could be fed directly into ILM’s VFX pipeline. For the first time, filmmakers have access to an aerial system capable of controlling the best production cameras, such as the new ARRI Alexa Mini, regardless of weight, to shoot feature film-ready images with reliable precision.
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Telestream Wirecast Streaming Brings the Extreme Sailing Series
News: Telestream Wirecast Streaming Brings the Extreme Sailing SeriesLive HD streaming software provides adrenalin junkies with heart-stopping action from the global Stadium Sailing tour
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that its Wirecast live video streaming software is being used to connect sailing fans worldwide with the global sporting phenomenon known as the Extreme Sailing Series™.
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Biggest Stock Video Company in the World Sees Growth of 4K Video Surge
Pond5 data shows 10x growth in 4K video uploads since 2014
According to Pond5, the world’s largest marketplace for royalty-free video footage, 4K resolution video is finally having its day.
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Los Angeles' Alternative Rentals offers Panasonic's VariCam® 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Digital camera rental company Alternative Rentals Digital Cinema (Los Angeles, CA) has augmented its camera offerings with Panasonic VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Xsens’ MVN Wearable Motion-Capture Systems Helps Push Universal Pictures and MRC’s Ted 2 VFX to New Heights
Lightweight Inertial Capture Suits Let the Production Company Lay Down Ted’s Performance Live on Set
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TV2 Fyn goes HD with Kahuna switcher, Maverik control and Sirius 800 router
News: TV2 Fyn goes HD with Kahuna switcher, Maverik control and Sirius 800 routerDanish public broadcaster chooses Snell for versatility, quality and cost-effectiveness
Denmark public broadcaster, TV2 Fyn, has purchased a Snell Kahuna switcher with two of the new Maverik configurable control panels to help drive its move into HD news production. Snell’s unique Kahuna Make M/E technology enables a single mainframe to support two independent studio operations, with both studios benefiting from full 2M/E production power, including super-keyers, eKeys and 3D DVEs, via Maverik control. The system also integrates a Sirius 800 router with built-in Advanced Hybrid Processing on every input and output, eliminating the need for external signal processing devices. The systems were supplied through AVIT-Systems, Snell’s partner in Denmark.
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SMPTE15 in Australia to Embrace Theme Persistence of Vision --
From 14-17 July in Sydney, Conference Will Offer Thought-Provoking and Educational Sessions on the Future of the Motion-Imaging Industry
The Australia Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced details for the SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), which will be held 14-17 July in Sydney. The conference theme, "Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future," gives a nod to the optical illusion that makes motion imaging possible and reinforces the ongoing devotion of SMPTE to the critical tasks of standards development and education for the motion-imaging industry.
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TFBOYS' Fanta Commercial Graded on DaVinci Resolve by Beijing's HomeBoy Cine Studio
TFBOYS’ Fanta TVC Graded on DaVinci Resolve by Beijing’s HomeBoy Cine Studio
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Blackmagic Design Products Used to Complete Some of the Summer's Biggest Films
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its products were used on some of the summer season’s biggest blockbusters and most anticipated films. DPs, VFX artists and colorists around the world continue to rely on Blackmagic Design to help deliver professional results.
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HP News: New Applications Expand 3D Ecosystem for Sprout by HP
HP today announced several new applications for Sprout by HP, the world’s first immersive computer, enhancing the user experience and expanding the 3D Ecosystem for creative professionals and aspiring creatives.
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Bazillion Pictures Wins Gold National ADDY For Its 3D Animated Architectural Projection Mapped Video Celebrating Union Station Kansas City’s Centennial
News: Bazillion Pictures Wins Gold National ADDY For Its 3D Animated Architectural Projection Mapped Video Celebrating Union Station Kansas City’s CentennialVideo: Union Station Kansas City: ‘The Monument Comes Alive’ https://vimeo.com/105565421
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Broadcast Pix Welcomes Techex as Exclusive Distributor in Spain
News: Broadcast Pix Welcomes Techex as Exclusive Distributor in SpainTechex will handle sales, installation, and support for Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers, visual radio solutions, and replay and graphics systems
Broadcast Pix™ today announced Techex, a value-added AV solutions provider, will be its exclusive distributor in Spain. Based in Madrid for more than 17 years, Techex will handle sales, installation, and support for Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers, visual radio solutions, and replay and graphics systems.
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MAXON Cinema 4D VFX and Animation Artistry on Avengers: Age of Ultron
Cantina Creative and Territory Studio’s Fictional UI Designs Leverage Powerful 3D Toolset For Enhanced Visual Realism and Complexity
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that preeminent creative, design and visual effects studios – Los Angeles-based Cantina Creative and London-based Territory Studio – leveraged its cornerstone 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a pivotal digital content creation tool to create numerous visual effects to advance story point elements that appear throughout Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron superhero film sequel.
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Atomos Reinvents the Rack with the 4K/HD Shogun Studio
The world's first all-in-one 4K/HD, 2ch, dual 7" 3RU rack recorder, monitor and playback deck
Harnessing the latest recorder, monitor and playback technology with class leading Atomos usability and affordability, the Shogun Studio reinvents what is capable within a 3RU rack product.
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AJA Debuts New Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015
AJA Debuts New Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015 HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI Mini-Converters Transmit and Receive HDMI over Ethernet, ROI-DP Provides Region-of-Interest DisplayPort to SDI, and FiDO-4T and FiDO-4R Provide 4 Channels of 3G-SDI to Fiber Conversion
AJA Video Systems today introduced five new Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015, the HB-T-HDMI, and the HB-R-HDMI, along with the ROI-DP, FiDO-4T and the FiDO-4R. ROI-DP provides real-time region-of-interest output to HD-SDI video from any DisplayPort enabled computer. The HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI offer easy extension of UltraHD or HD HDMI signals over Ethernet cable, utilizing the industry standard HDBaseT protocol. FiDO-4T (transmit) and FiDO-4R (receive) conveniently deliver up to four channels of 3G-SDI over fiber on standard LC connectors.
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Eyeheight colour correctors and keyer chosen for OB coverage of 2015 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships
News: Eyeheight colour correctors and keyer chosen for OB coverage of 2015 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis ChampionshipsSee Eyeheight on stand 8.B97 at IBC 2015, Amsterdam, September
Eyeheight CC-2M colour correctors and a DK-2 multi-rate linear downstream keyer will be operating live at the 2015 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. This year's event starts on June 29 and goes through to the finals on July 11 and 12.
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Blackmagic Design InfoComm news - TourGigs and Mob Museum
Blackmagic Design today announced that Austin, TX based concert film technology company TourGigs used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM switchers, HyperDeck Studio recorders and Mini Converters to provide IMAG and to record all of the acts for archiving at this year’s Shaky Knees and Shaky Boots music festivals in Atlanta, GA.
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Christie Is Shanghai Film Festival Digital Projection Partner
News: Christie Is Shanghai Film Festival Digital Projection PartnerChristie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, is proud to serve as the exclusive digital projection partner for the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) for the seventh consecutive year.
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NiTRo Builds Shibuya 4K Post House With DaVinci Resolve, Teranex Express and MultiView 16
NiTRo SHIBUYA opened this April with four edit suites, two sound mixing studios, a machine room with space for ingesting and exporting materials and ten offline edit rooms
Blackmagic Design announced today that Nittere Technical Resources, aka NiTRo, a comprehensive production company affiliated with Nippon TV, has built a new 4K post production facility in Shibuya which includes DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic MultiView 16’s and a number of other Blackmagic Design 4K broadcast products.
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Wolf Hall - How LipSync Post rebuilt Tudor London
Based on the Hilary Mantel novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, the six-part BBC miniseries Wolf Hall transports viewers to a meticulously recreated vision of 16th-century London. Here, the implacable Thomas Cromwell must seek a way to annul the 20-year marriage between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, despite heavy opposition from The Pope and the entire continent of Europe.
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Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"
News: Method Studios Demolishes Downtown LA in "San Andreas"90 Method artists complete 247 complex visual effects shots including Los Angeles earthquake
The action thriller "San Andreas," now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.
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Atomos Shogun the Perfect Level Up for New Sony a7RII
Sony lead the way in the Full Frame 4K Cinema Look video camera revolution, especially when paired with the ProRes Powerhouse of the Atomos Shogun
Sony has stamped their position as the world's largest sensor manufacturer with the announcement of the a7RII, a flagship full frame Mirrorless camera. Winning the 4K race to replace the hugely successful "Affordable Cinema Look" from the HD only Canon 5D series.
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th1ng Signs Stockholm Directorial Collective Happycamper for US Representation
News: th1ng Signs Stockholm Directorial Collective Happycamper for US RepresentationGlobally Respected Motion Designers and Directors to Bring Rogue Creative Style Stateside
Production collective th1ng Group (pronounced ‘thing one’) announced today it signed award-winning Stockholm-based directorial group, Happycamper for U.S. Representation.
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iPi Soft Partners With Acting/Filmmaking Education Resource The Mocap Vaults
News: iPi Soft Partners With Acting/Filmmaking Education Resource The Mocap VaultsLive Workshops Teach Actors, Producers, Directors and Animators the Art of Emerging Motion Capture Technology Using Leading Markerless Mocap Developer’s Tools
Recognizing the growing need for today’s professional actors, directors and producers to learn the unique challenges behind working with motion capture technology, iPi Soft, makers of the leading markerless motion capture technology iPi Motion Capture, has partnered with The Mocap Vaults,an educational resource that offers both online tutorials and live workshops in Los Angeles, Canada, London, and other European cities.
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SGO's Mistika Air Packs a Powerful Punch at SMPTE15
News: SGO's Mistika Air Packs a Powerful Punch at SMPTE15Mistika Air takes Broadcast Creativity and Workflow to new Heights at SMPTE15 14 – 17 July 2015 – BOOTH D4 - HORDERN PAVILION, MOORE PARK, SYDNEY
SGO’s Asia Pacific Reseller Partner, Mojo Media Solutions features the innovative Mistika Air post production system in Australia at next month’s SMPTE15 exhibition [Booth D4], being held from 14 - 17 July at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney's Moore Park.
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Canon USA Introduces Two New Ultra Short Throw DLP Projectors
New Projectors Combine WXGA Resolution and 3000 Lumens with Impressive Performance and Value for Education, Corporate and Retail Applications
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is expanding its competitively priced Portable DLP Projector line with two Ultra Short Throw models, the LV-WX300UST and LV-WX300USTi, the latter of which is also Canon’s first interactive model allowing for simultaneous collaboration with multiple users. Both projectors are capable of displaying 3D content via the DLP-Link System and are equipped with two HDMI inputs, an RJ-45 input for network management, built-in 10W speakers and screen color correction.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDIBlackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty: “DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G is our most advanced PCIe capture and playback card for high end digital cinema users.”
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI, a new mezzanine card that lets customers connect older Ultra HD and 4K equipment that use quad link 3G-SDI connections to their computer through their existing DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G video capture and playback card. The DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI mezzanine card is available now for US$75 from Blackmagic Design re-sellers worldwide.
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Trojan Horse was a Unicorn Announces New Speakers, Meet-Ups, and THU TV
TED-Like Digital Art Festival Has Now Revealed 31 Speakers; Sold Out Festival Can Still Be Watched Via THU TV
As any fan will tell you, Trojan Horse was a Unicorn (THU) never ends. The festival continues that tradition today by announcing a fresh line-up of renown speakers, regional meet-ups, and THU TV. The THU experience is now accessible all year long.
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ARRI Brasil to Open in São Paulo, Q3 2015
Subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil will open in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products
ARRI is excited to announce the initial phase of its camera service support for Latin America. The firm will open a subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products. ARRI Brasil, centrally located on Avenida Ibirapuera in Moema, São Paulo, will offer complete support for the full range of ARRI cameras and camera accessories The office will function as a full camera service facility servicing all camera models, including ALEXA, ALEXA XT, and the AMIRA, ALEXA SXT and ALEXA Mini cameras offering the new 4K recording modes. Plans are to provide camera maintenance, software upgrades, warranty and non-warranty repairs, as well as training and support for all camera products and camera accessories.
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Japanese Series “Yokokuhan” Uses Pocket Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio switcher were used in the production of “Yokokuhan,” a new Japanese drama television series and film which will be aired on TV and shown in theaters this June.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio switcher were used in the production of “Yokokuhan,” a new Japanese drama television series and film which will be aired on TV and shown in theaters this June.
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Company 3 Uses DaVinci Resolve for "Tomorrowland" in D-Cinema and Dolby Vision
Company 3’s Stephen Nakamura using DaVinci Resolve colors the first title to be released in Dolby Vision™
Blackmagic Design today announced that grading for Disney’s epic science fiction movie “Tomorrowland” was completed by Company 3’s Stephen Nakamura using DaVinci Resolve. As “Tomorrowland” is the first title to be released in Dolby Vision™, Nakamura also used DaVinci Resolve to create a pass for the new Dolby Vision projection system.
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Carbon 3D : A RealFlow Case Study
a viscous fluid elegantly interacting with intricately detailed ‘buckyball’ geometry, the challenge was intense.a viscous fluid elegantly interacting with intricately detailed ‘buckyball’ geometry, the challenge was intense.
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Media 100 Announces Yosemite Support, New $99 Pricing
Fast, Professional, Easy-to-Use Video Editing for Mac OS X. Try it Free for 60 Days.
Boris FX™, the leading developer of visual effects and post-production solutions for film and video, and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announces Media 100 Suite Version 2.1.6 - fast, professional, and easy-to-use video editing software for Mac OS X. The v2.1.6 release adds support for Mac OS X 10.10 (“Yosemite”) and is available at a new breakthrough price of $99 USD.
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Atomos Announce Action Add-ons for Shogun
Newly announced Atomos have created a range of add on accessories designed to make the popular 4K Shogun monitor recorder even more battle ready in the field. The new accessories, together bundled as the Shogun Action Pack, include;
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Ghost Hand Productions Makes Investment In Varicam 35, VARICAM HS CAMERA/RECORDERS
News: Ghost Hand Productions Makes Investment In Varicam 35, VARICAM HS CAMERA/RECORDERSCinematographer Doug Farris, owner of Ghost Hand Productions, serving the San Francisco Bay area, recently invested in two Panasonic VariCam®35 4K camera/recorders, as well as a VariCam HS high-speed camera/recorder.
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Latest ARRI Press Release: ARRI at Cannes 2015
News: Latest ARRI Press Release: ARRI at Cannes 2015A wonderfully successful festival again for ARRI in Cannes, with almost 60% of feature films from all selections being shot with ARRI equipment and more than 40% captured with the ARRI ALEXA and ARRI cine lenses. Overall, more than half of the festival’s films that were shot digitally used ALEXA as their main camera, showing that ARRI remains the pre-eminent technology leader, setting a gold standard for the rest of the industry.
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Clockwork VFX Revs Up The 3D Animation For Hot Wheels New Campaign
News: Clockwork VFX Revs Up The 3D Animation For Hot Wheels New CampaignHigh-Intensity Package Highlights Animation/Visual Effects Studio’s Deft Touch With Car Action Sequences
For kids, part of the fun of playing with Mattel’s Hot Wheels is the ability to create insane racetrack designs that are limited only by their imagination – intense loops, straightaways and hair-pin turns are all literally in their hands. Visual effects/animation studio Clockwork VFX tapped into that cool factor in a new, high-intensity animation sequence that sets the tone for a new campaign for the classic toy brand, created in-house by Mattel and directed by Emmy-winner James Wahlberg of production company The Calvary, Los Angeles, CA.
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UNESCO World Heritage Site Goes Interactive with LightWave 3D and Unity
Artists virtually reconstruct the Villa Tugendhat, a 1930s architectural icon and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in the Czech Republic, for desktop and mobile devices
The Villa of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic, built in 1930, is a pioneering monument to modern European architecture and a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Now the freestanding, three-story villa, which is a must-see structure for anyone interested in architectural marvels, can be viewed in real time on desktops and mobile devices via immersive visualizations created by InterMoca, in conjunction with the Museum of the City of Brno.
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LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
News: LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade LaunchesFor a limited time, add the powerful, easy-to-use modeling, rendering and animation tools in LightWave 3D to any creative pipeline at an exclusive price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 2015 software to current owners of all other 2D and 3D software programs for only $695, a savings of $300 over the current $995 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end February 20, 2015. Details of the offer are available at www.lightwave3d.com/crossgrade_promo.
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MakerBot and The Foundry Unveil MakerBot Kit for MODO
News: MakerBot and The Foundry Unveil MakerBot Kit for MODOPartnership Delivers First-Ever MODO 3D App That Uses the MakerBot Thingiverse API and MakerBot Cloud Library API
MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, and The Foundry, a global provider of award-winning creative software, introduced the MakerBot® Kit for MODO at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Shows.
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NEWS--For iPi Soft 2014 Proves A Banner Year
News: NEWS--For iPi Soft 2014 Proves A Banner YearMarkerless Motion Capture Software Developer Continues to Gain Worldwide Momentum From Visual Effects and Creative Studios
iPi Soft, LLC, today announced that momentum in 2014 for the company’s flagship software, iPi Motion Capture, continues to be strong among visual effects and creative studios worldwide, including industry leaders like Rodeo FX, Big Lazy Robot, The Sequence Group and Ghost Town Media. For iPi Soft, 2014 was a year filled with many high-points ranging from the launch of iPi Motion Capture V 3.0, to advancements in the bio mechanical market, increased visibility at key industry events and an expanding customer base of creative professionals that continue to push the software into groundbreaking directions.
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