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New MochaBlend C4D Plug-in bridges 2D to 3D Effects Workflow
News: New MochaBlend C4D Plug-in bridges 2D to 3D Effects WorkflowInnovative new plug-in for Maxon C4D imports mocha data into 3D space for exciting new VFX and motion graphics workflows.
Innovative new plug-in for Maxon C4D imports mocha data into 3D space for exciting new VFX and motion graphics workflows.


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Pixel Power virtualizes playout at NAB 2016
News: Pixel Power virtualizes playout at NAB 2016Graphics heritage moves to software-centric solutions for productivity
NEW STAND LOCATION – SL5922, NAB, Las Vegas: Pixel Power, the automation, branding and graphics innovator, is drawing on its pedigree of nearly 30 years of uncompromised excellence for its new generation of products. At NAB 2016 (Las Vegas Convention Center, 18 – 21 April) it will demonstrate new, highly productive software solutions that bridge the transition from today’s broadcast infrastructures to the IP connected future.
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Sundance's "The 4th" Created with Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio
News: Sundance's "The 4th" Created with Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve 12 StudioBlackmagic Design announced today the Sundance hit film “The 4th” was shot using a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF, and was graded with DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio. The film by director and writer Andre Hyland was shot by DPs Shane Bruce Johnston and Charles J. Gibson and color graded by Mark Todd Osborne at MTO ColorData.
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Torque Launches in Northeast as New VFX, Animation, Motion Studio for Commercial, Entertainment and Television Clients
News: Torque Launches in Northeast as New VFX, Animation, Motion Studio for Commercial, Entertainment and Television ClientsNew Studio's First Project is "Keep Moving" Spot for Orthopedic Associates of Hartford
Award-winning digital artists Lawrence Jones and Jason Vega have launched a new content creation studio in Hartford, CT, called Torque. The new company specializes in the creation of visual effects, animation, motion graphics, and VR experiences for the commercial, entertainment, broadcast, cable and streaming television industries.
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Nagoya TV Builds 4K and HDR Edit and Color Suite Around DaVinci
News: Nagoya TV Builds 4K and HDR Edit and Color Suite Around DaVinciBlackmagic Design announced today that Nagoya Broadcasting Network has built a new 4K editing and grading suite with DaVinci Resolve Studio and Blackmagic Smart Videohub routers. The suite is one of the first 4K editing and grading suites in Japan’s Tokai region that’s able to handle HDR workflows.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
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 that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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Ventuz Technology to Show Integrated Solutions at ISE 2016
News: Ventuz Technology to Show Integrated Solutions at ISE 2016Ventuz Technology will release their newest software generation Ventuz 5 at ISE 2016. In order to visualize the many new features and integrations, Ventuz Technology is bringing partners from the hardware, software and content creation industries to their booth #8-H324. For their appearance at ISE 2016, software developer Ventuz Technology plans to demonstrate the full potential of their real-time presentation software Ventuz by showing it in action. To achieve this, Ventuz has asked a few close partners, hardware manufacturers, software houses and content creation agencies, to accompany them to ISE to create holistic solutions for the event and presentation market. Additionally, Ventuz Technology will offer in-depth demos of their newest software generation Ventuz 5.
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Ncam Boosts US Focus With Dedicated Los Angeles Presence
News: Ncam Boosts US Focus With Dedicated Los Angeles PresenceNcam, global leader in camera tracking for augmented reality production and pre-visualisation, has strengthened its operations in the home of movies and primetime television with a new office in Los Angeles. Heading the operation is well-known industry figure, Vincent Maza.
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Cogswell College Students Release Second Batch of 3D Animatable Rigs
News: Cogswell College Students Release Second Batch of 3D Animatable RigsCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have released a second batch of 3D animatable rigs -- depicting two original “human” digital characters -- through the school’s in-house character program “Project Avatarah.”
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Step into the ring: ZERO releases the Southpaw VFX reel
Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw doesn’t pull its punches. From the get-go viewers are thrust into a vision of the boxing high-life that’s as gritty as it is glamorous, the mansions and luxury cars juxtaposed with violence, loss, and inner turmoil.
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Matthew Johnson's Sundance Film "Operation Avalanche" Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras
News: Matthew Johnson's Sundance Film "Operation Avalanche" Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CamerasBlackmagic Design announced today the highly anticipated Sundance film “Operation Avalanche” was shot using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras. The film, by award winning director Matthew Johnson and DPs Jared Raab and Andrew Appelle, was shot using the Pocket Cinema Cameras, along with a unique film conversion workflow to capture the look and feel of an underground 1960s documentary.
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Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted Services
First of a kind deal implements IaaS for maximum flexibility and cost-savings
Visual effects house Absolute has established an important industry first after completely outsourcing its production IT requirements from its Poland Street offices to ERA’s hosted services. The resulting Infrastructure as a Service deal (IaaS) will confer multiple benefits to Absolute, saving on power consumption and space — both at a premium in Soho — while providing it with almost instant scalability and the ability to offer clients more services.
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2016 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Schedule
Diverse Offerings Take Attendees From Deep Space, Through Virtual Reality, To Star Wars and Beyond HDR With Fascinating Stops Along the Way
The HPA Tech Retreat® has announced the latest schedule for the 22nd HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place February 16 to 19, 2016, in Indian Wells, California.
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JELD-WEN leverages 2016 HGTV Dream Home sponsorship with national spots from Wondersmith
JELD-WEN and CMD Leverage Brand's 2016 HGTV Dream Home Sponsorship with National TV Spots from Wondersmith, Directed by Andrew Hardaway
A new cinematic spot produced by creative production company Wondersmith for JELD-WEN and CMD has just debuted nationwide. Entitled "Beat," this and an earlier campaign spot entitled "Beauty Throughout" were directed by Andrew Hardaway specifically to leverage JELD-WEN's sponsorship of the 2016 HGTV Dream Home. Both spots can be viewed at http://wondersmith.tv.
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MAXON announces update to Cineware for Adobe After Effects CC
The Cineware Live 3D pipeline first introduced in After Effects CC offers improved workflow and greater performance. OpenGL rendering is now available within the Cineware effect, providing increased speed and higher quality results than the software render option. Users can now choose to automatically sync the After Effects and Cinema 4D time sliders. The new Cinema 4D Take System, introduced in R17, the latest Cinema 4D release, is also supported: After Effects artists can now choose to render specific Takes in a Cinema 4D project file.
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Blackmagic Design announces deal on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G
For a limited time customers can get a special price on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G when purchased together for only $2,495.
Blackmagic Design today announced a new ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G package deal for only $2,495, making it possible for customers to get a live production solution that’s future proof because it’s designed for Ultra HD.
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Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMAT
News: Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMATAward-Winning Brazilian Team Brings Their Comedy and VFX Chops to Directors’ Group
Award-winning directors’ group Interstate has signed Rio De Janeiro-based directing duo TOMAT for exclusive US representation.
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Kevin Hart's 'What Now' World Tour Live Production Delivered
News: Kevin Hart's 'What Now' World Tour Live Production DeliveredBlackmagic Design has today announced that the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K are delivering live video content for the UK dates for award winning comedian Kevin Hart’s ‘What Now’ world tour, taking place at major venues including London’s O2 and Wembley Arena.
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Top Sundance Films Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio
News: Top Sundance Films Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Cameras were used on more than 35 films at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
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Rodeo FX Recreates 1800s Whaling Village for In the Heart of the Sea
Setting the stage for historic drama with compelling visual effects
Rodeo FX recreated 19th-century Nantucket for Ron Howard’s latest film, In the Heart of the Sea, including concept art, seamlessly interwoven set extensions, and evocative matte painting for a total of over 260 visual effects shots. The VFX studio’s work demonstrates the power and impact of visual effects, not only for bringing period films to life, but also expanding the storytelling pallet by conveying drama and atmosphere in support of the unfolding narrative. In the Heart of the Sea has been nominated for a VES Award in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects category.
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Pixel Power builds on heritage for new productivity solutions at BVE2016
Unrivalled graphics now allied to innovative automated content production and playout
Pixel Power, the automation, branding and graphics innovator, is building on its pedigree of nearly 30 years of uncompromised excellence for a new generation of products. At BVE2016 it is showcasing two products built on its graphics core, aimed at automated content production and high-performance channel playout.
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Jim Noonan Joins Broadcast Pix as Key Account Manager
News: Jim Noonan Joins Broadcast Pix as Key Account ManagerBroadcast Pix™ today announced Jim Noonan has joined the company as key account manager, effective Jan. 18.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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StoryBoard Artist Version 7 Now Available
California based PowerProduction Software today announces StoryBoard Artist Version 7, the essential digital and animatic storyboard creation tool for filmmakers. StoryBoard Artist Version gives you the simplicity and speed of working in 2D environments with all the flexibility you want when creating a 3D representation of your vision. Version 7 adds an unlimited number of character poses, advanced motion graphics, and integration with StoryBoard mobile apps for previs creation across devices.
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Introducing: fayIN - powerful matchmoving tool for After Effects
News: Introducing: fayIN - powerful matchmoving tool for After Effectsfayteq AG, the technology specialist for fast digital camera tracking, automation of digital inserts and digital object removal, is happy to provide editors and post-producers with fayIN – the Adobe® After Effects® plugin for efficient camera tracking and faster digital content integration. The plugin is now available for Windows and Mac.
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Frankie powers The Master Chief’s inaugural adventure
News: Frankie powers The Master Chief’s inaugural adventureFrankie powers The Master Chief’s inaugural adventure in Halo: The Fall of Reach
In the world of fan-favorite AAA game franchises, building on blockbuster experiences of the past comes with big expectations – and a lot of vigilant scrutiny from overprotective fans. So, when tasked with telling the origin story of gaming’s number one FPS protagonist in the medium of fully-animated 3D, The Sequence Group knew it had something of a significant task on its hands.
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Brazil's O2 Filmes Grades Ivete Sangalo Virtual Reality Video with DaVinci Resolve Studio
News: Brazil's O2 Filmes Grades Ivete Sangalo Virtual Reality Video with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that the new 360 degree virtual reality music video for Latin Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Ivete Sangalo was graded by O2 Filmes using DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio. Debuted in December 2015, “O Farol” is the first video released by Ivete Sangalo in more than 10 years.
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Adobe Video Tools Get Rave Reviews at Sundance 2016 Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
Much-Anticipated “Hail, Caesar!” from Universal Pictures, and “Deadpool,” from 20th Century Fox, Cut Using Premiere Pro CC
From independent productions to Hollywood headliners, 51 films debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
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Ventuz Technology Releases New Software Generation at ISE 2016
News: Ventuz Technology Releases New Software Generation at ISE 2016Software developer Ventuz Technology today announced the official release of their newest software generation Ventuz 5 at ISE 2016, which will take place in Amsterdam next month. The much anticipated Ventuz 5 offers a simplified workflow and higher graphics performance.
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VICON and ARTANIM announce strategic partnership to bring forward the next era of Immersive Virtual Reality combining VR glasses with motion capture.
VICON and ARTANIM announce strategic partnership to bring forward the next era of Immersive Virtual Reality combining VR glasses with motion capture
Artanim today announce that it has developed and is delivering a new technology allowing users to experience, physically interact, and collaborate in a virtual 3D environment using Vicon motion capture technology.
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Houdini Training at RSP
News: Houdini Training at RSPKurt Debens, Benjamin Holen and Nick Beins Use UniSA/RSP Media Placement as a Springboard to Professional Careers
Houdini, Side Effects’ 3D animation software, is a principal tool at Rising Sun Pictures and at other visual effects studios (VFX) worldwide engaged in feature film and high-end television VFX. The software is valued for the flexibility of its procedural design and robust capabilities in modeling, animation, character rigging and lighting.
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Redshift: Rendering Cameron Crowe's Aloha
News: Redshift: Rendering Cameron Crowe's AlohaProduction-quality, GPU-accelerated renderer Redshift was recently used to power 2015's major Hollywood production Aloha, directed by Cameron Crowe.
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It’s Not Rocket Science launches with The Foundry software
Commander Chris Hadfield’s animated series teaches science through comedy
The new comedy science animation show—It’s Not Rocket Science—is a 10-episode series that has been developed using solutions and tools from leading creative software developer The Foundry. Created by retired Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield, together with his son Evan, the series seeks to address current issues and misunderstood science topics, from vaccinations to climate change. An animated Commander Hadfield and his space pug Albert will use humorous narrative and anecdotes to educate viewers of all ages. The series was animated by D.C. Turner and Tracy King, the team behind the viral sensation Tim Minchin’s Storm, using a number of solutions from The Foundry. Mischief, a pen-based sketching application was used for all the concept drawing, storyboarding, mind mapping and music planning, while FLIX, The Foundry’s visual story development tool was used to create the storyboard build. Turner and King also used MODO, the 3D modeling, animation, effects and rendering package, and NUKE, a node-based digital composting application.
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Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted Services
News: Absolute Outsources Production IT to ERA Hosted ServicesFirst of a kind deal implements IaaS for maximum flexibility and cost-savings
Visual effects house Absolute has established an important industry first after completely outsourcing its production IT requirements from its Poland Street offices to ERA’s hosted services. The resulting Infrastructure as a Service deal (IaaS) will confer multiple benefits to Absolute, saving on power consumption and space — both at a premium in Soho — while providing it with almost instant scalability and the ability to offer clients more services.
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wysiwyg receives Emmy Award
News: wysiwyg receives Emmy AwardAt a glittering, star-studded award ceremony at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV during the CES 2016 show, the team from CAST Software received their second Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for wysiwyg in the Pre-Production Visualization System category of the 2015 Technology and Engineering Achievement Awards.
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The Foundry honored in annual Scientific and Technical Awards
MARI 3D texture painting system recognized by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Foundry, leading creative software developer, has announced that its MARI development team will be honored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 13. The awards recognize individuals that have added value to the filmmaking process. For their contributions to MARI’s development, Jack Greasley, Kiyoyuki Nakagaki, Duncan Hopkins and Carl Rand from The Foundry will receive an Academy Plaque in the Scientific and Engineering Awards category at the ceremony to be held at the Beverley Wiltshire in Beverly Hills.
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Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles
News: Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles2015 was a time of remarkable work for the CG department at The Mill in Los Angeles. High profile projects included Google Spotlight Stories – Help, Coca-Cola – Torch Bear, and the Game of War campaign. In response to this, Heads of 3D John Leonti and Robert Sethi have grown the award-winning team, adding a combined 75 years of industry experience to the department.
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Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto Office
News: Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto OfficeInternational animatics shop Animated Storyboards has launched a new office in Toronto. Maria Hanafy will lead the new studio as Managing Director, along with four additional staffers - a Director, Producer, Marketing Associate and Animator/Editor. This marks the 10th office for Animated Storyboards, with current offices running in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, São Paulo, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Düsseldorf and Shanghai. The 4,300 square foot office will closely collaborate with all existing Animated Storyboards offices, whose global infrastructure currently includes nearly 300 full time in-house illustrators, designers, directors, producers and 2D and 3D artists. The facility includes three edit suites, a state-of-the-art audio studio, a conference room and a spacious lobby area for client use.
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Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto Office
News: Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto OfficeInternational animatics shop Animated Storyboards has launched a new office in Toronto. Maria Hanafy will lead the new studio as Managing Director, along with four additional staffers - a Director, Producer, Marketing Associate and Animator/Editor. This marks the 10th office for Animated Storyboards, with current offices running in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, São Paulo, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Düsseldorf and Shanghai. The 4,300 square foot office will closely collaborate with all existing Animated Storyboards offices, whose global infrastructure currently includes nearly 300 full time in-house illustrators, designers, directors, producers and 2D and 3D artists. The facility includes three edit suites, a state-of-the-art audio studio, a conference room and a spacious lobby area for client use.
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Media 100 Announces El Capitan Support
Fast, Professional, Easy-to-Use Video Editing for Mac OS X. Try it Free for 60 Days.
MacVideo Promo, a publishing and promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announces Media 100 Suite Version 2.1.7 - fast, professional, and easy-to-use video editing software for Mac OS X. The v2.1.7 release adds support for Mac OS X 10.11 (“El Capitan”) and is available for $99 USD.
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Broadcast Pix Welcomes Mark Bachmore as Director of Sales
News: Broadcast Pix Welcomes Mark Bachmore as Director of SalesBroadcast Pix™ today announced Mark Bachmore has joined the company as director of sales, effective Jan. 4. Based in New York, he will manage the worldwide sales team and dealer channel.
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INK explores high-tech simulations with RADO
News: INK explores high-tech simulations with RADOAward-winning production studio INK has released three stunning shorts that showcase RADO’s latest watch collection.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPON
News: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPONTHE SEQUEL TO THE ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED 2014 BLOCKBUSTER WILL BE FIRST FEATURE FILM SHOT ON THE REVOLUTIONARY 8K CAMERA
Today, RED Digital Cinema announced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first production shooting on WEAPON outfitted with the ground-breaking 8K RED DRAGON® sensor. Joining the WEAPON 6K, SCARLET-W 5K, and RED RAVEN™ 4.5K in RED’s latest generation DSMC2™ line of cameras, the WEAPON 8K once again pushes the envelope of modularity, image quality, and form factor.
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Transvideo and Aaton Digital bring new products and new technologies to BSC Expo 2016
News: Transvideo and Aaton Digital bring new products and new technologies to BSC Expo 2016Sister companies Transvideo and Aaton Digital will present their line-up of new products and new technologies at BSC Expo 2016.
Star product on show is the new Transvideo StarliteRF. It’s a 5” 3G-SDI touch screen OLED wireless monitor- recorder with an inbuilt wireless receiver making it very versatile with the possibility to use in many different ways. Free of cables, it’s the perfect choice for directors, assistant directors, focus pullers and DOPs and a must have for rental houses, production companies, OB companies and broadcasters.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPON
News: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPONThe Sequel To The Academy Award-Nominated 2014 Blockbuster Will Be First Feature Film Shot On The Revolutionary 8K Camera
Today, RED Digital Cinema announced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first production shooting on WEAPON outfitted with the ground-breaking 8K RED DRAGON® sensor. Joining the WEAPON 6K, SCARLET-W 5K, and RED RAVEN™ 4.5K in RED’s latest generation DSMC2™ line of cameras, the WEAPON 8K once again pushes the envelope of modularity, image quality, and form factor.
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GPL Technologies Builds Flexible IT Infrastructure for Moonbot Studios
News: GPL Technologies Builds Flexible IT Infrastructure for Moonbot StudiosShreveport, Louisiana is the home to Moonbot Studios, a 6-old-year multimedia production studio with a knack for creating storytelling magic. Founded by filmmakers William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs, the company won an Academy Award in 2012 for the whimsical animated short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Currently boasting a staff of 50 artists, producers and support personnel, Moonbot has also produced feature-quality animation for television, games, apps, branded entertainment and a myriad of other mediums. Along the way, it’s filled its trophy rack with four Emmys, 12 Clios, 14 Cannes Lions and five Webby Awards.
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Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV Pilot
News: Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV PilotWith Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, recently served as Director of Photography on Once in a Lifetime, a half-hour, rock ‘n roll television pilot shot with two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera recorders. Lifetime was written by Iron Maiden’s groundbreaking bass player and songwriter, Stephen Harris.
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Stream TV Highlights First Ultra-D 4K Glasses-Free 3D Video
News: Stream TV Highlights First Ultra-D 4K Glasses-Free 3D VideoStream TV Networks™ will showcase the exceptional quality of Ultra-D™, its award-winning proprietary hardware and software solution that allows users to watch all of their content in fully adjustable 4K glasses-free 3D, at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9. Ultra-D technology is currently being manufactured by Pegatron and is now shipping and available for pre-order from IZON TV.
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yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.
News: yU+co. Turns Downtown Los Angeles into a Mammoth Digital Playground for Grand Park and The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.In a first-of-its-kind immersive spectacle, dazzling digital imagery will appear to “bounce” between City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as Los Angeles counts down to 2016.
On New Year’s Eve, three iconic buildings in downtown Los Angeles will provide the canvas for a projection mapping display unlike anything seen before. Part of the 3rd annual Grand Park + Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A., the breathtaking spectacle of morphing light, color, shape and sound will envelop—and sometimes appear to travel between—the facades of City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and celebrate Los Angeles as it joins other cities around the globe in ringing in the New Year.
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KDX will Exhibit a Wide Range of New Glasses-Free 3D Products at CES
News: KDX will Exhibit a Wide Range of New Glasses-Free 3D Products at CES2016 Will Change the way you look at the world with Glasses-Free 3D!
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the premiere global stage, where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. CES, which will be held January 6-10, 2016, in Las Vegas, has been the proving ground for breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years and the world's leading gathering place for those in the computer electronics industry.
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Boris FX Launches Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC
News: Boris FX Launches Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CCNew BCC 10 plug-ins from Boris FX bring advanced finishing tools, 3D titling, and integrated mocha planar tracking & masking to Creative Cloud professional video apps
Boris Continuum Complete 10 (BCC 10) is a new package of professional plug-ins available for Adobe® Creative Cloud® video applications. Highlights include integrated mocha® technology for advanced masking and effects isolation; BCC Beauty Studio, a skin smoothing and retouching filter; and BCC Title Studio, Boris FX’s next generation 2D/3D titling and motion graphics plug-in. BCC 10 for Adobe was designed to give professional video editors and motion graphics artists working with Adobe video applications complementary creative tools for television/film post-production and broadcast finishing. For current BCC 9 users, the low-cost upgrade to BCC 10 adds many new image effects and transition plug-ins for creative looks including Video Glitch, Light Leaks, Cross Melt and more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update Now Available
Adds support for the latest color science technologies, along with decoding of HEVC/H.265 QuickTime files on OS X, additional high dynamic range features and more
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update Now Available
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Now Available in Mac App Store for US$499
The full version of its professional editing and color correction software, is now available in a Mac only version in the App Store for Mac OS X for only USD$499
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Now Available in Mac App Store for $499 12 Studio, the full version of its professional editing and color correction software, is now available in a Mac only version in the App Store for Mac OS X for only USD$499.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Studio Public Beta is Now
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of Fusion 8 Studio, the full version of the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows.
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Martell Cognac - Full of Character - 40 second TV commercial Directed by Will MacNeil MPC - Motion Design Studio
News: Martell Cognac - Full of Character - 40 second TV commercial Directed by Will MacNeil MPC - Motion Design StudioMPC is an international creative studio. We make everything from visual fx for blockbuster films like The Martian to mobile apps. I work in our motion design studio, which is a team of about 20 artists, mainly doing animation for TV and online advertising.
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Redshift renders Blue Zoo’s hilarious Christmas short
News: Redshift renders Blue Zoo’s hilarious Christmas shortAward-winning animation studio Blue Zoo has rendered its brilliant Christmas short using Redshift as its backbone.
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Man With A Mission’s New Music Video “DIVE” Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
News: Man With A Mission’s New Music Video “DIVE” Graded with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used for grading Man With A Mission’s new music video for the hit single “DIVE.” Motoki Tanaka, a colorist from Tokyo based post production company L’espace Vision, graded the video.
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European Swimming Championship Deploys Micro Studio Camera 4K for Live Broadcast
News: European Swimming Championship Deploys Micro Studio Camera 4K for Live BroadcastBlackmagic Design has today announced that its Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K was deployed at the 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championship, held in Netanya, Israel, as part of a specialist 3D motion robotic cable system developed by DynamiCam.
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12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival
News: 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners 3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 12th-13th, 2015 at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles. The festival featured over 30 independent 3-D short films, 14 student produced films, 5 stereoscopic feature motion pictures, including the world theatrical premiere of the 3-D Film Archive’s digital restoration of 1954 war drama DRAGONFLY SQUADRON, an Emerging Technologies and Virtual Reality showcase, and the 56th Hollywood International Exhibition of Stereoscopic Photography.
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NVIDIA Launches New Iray Plug-ins
News: NVIDIA Launches New Iray Plug-insNVIDIA Iray Comes to Autodesk Maya, Enabling Faster, More Accurate Designs
Byline: Cassie Thibodeau
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HOLIDAY NEWS--The STUDIO Crafts Elegant Holiday Video Card With Chartable Message
News: HOLIDAY NEWS--The STUDIO Crafts Elegant Holiday Video Card With Chartable MessageStunning Tracking Shot Immerses Viewers In Animated Winter Wonderland
The STUDIO has a present for you, but you won’t find it under any Christmas tree. Rather the creative design/animation studio led by Founder/Creative Director Mary Nittolo, has crafted an elegantly-designed holiday video card that features a meticulously animated tracking shot that pulls viewers into a lush winter wonderland.
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SMPTE Board Approves Creation of SMPTE U.K. Region and Appoints Bruce Devlin Governor
SMPTE U.K. Region Is Home to New SMPTE Student Chapter at Southampton Solent University
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 that the SMPTE Board of Governors has formally approved the creation of the SMPTE U.K. Region and appointed Bruce Devlin, chief media scientist at Dalet, to serve as its first governor.
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Latest Player in 4K Action Camera Market, Z Camera E1 is a Tech Lover’s Dream; Now Available from Adorama
World’s smallest micro four-thirds 4K camera, the Z E1 action camera takes off from Kickstarter, launches with help of Manhattan-based electronics store Adorama
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has announced that it has partnered with Z Cam, the latest player in the 4K action camera market, to launch the world’s smallest micro four-thirds 4K UHD camera, the E1 Camera.
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MAXON Cinema 4D Fires-up Cantina Creative VFX Workflow on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
News: MAXON Cinema 4D Fires-up Cantina Creative VFX Workflow on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2Acclaimed 3D Toolset Delivers Powerful Capabilities for Key Hologram Sequences in Blockbuster Sci-Fi Film Finale
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that Culver City-based design and visual effects studio Cantina Creative relied on its acclaimed 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a central digital content creation tool to generate 120 visual effects shots and 30 hologram shots ranging from holograms, animated posters, monitor shots and user interface (UI) graphics that appear throughout the Lionsgate sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
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Bluefish444 and Brainstorm Multimedia Integrate Further
Epoch | Supernova CG & Epoch | Neutron support for Brainstorm's Infinity, Aston 3D & eStudio
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, and Brainstorm Multimedia, leading manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio applications, have partnered further to integrate two more Bluefish444 video cards into the Brainstorm family of products.
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David Darby, ASC, Shoots Automotive, Retail Food Commercials
News: David Darby, ASC, Shoots Automotive, Retail Food CommercialsAward-winnning cinematographer David Darby, ASC, celebrated for his national and international commercial work, recently shot projects for major advertisers Chrysler Mopar and Chick-fil-A with the VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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First All-Christie Bollywood Theater Opens in California
Fremont 7 Continues ‘Grand Experience’ With Latest Cinema Technology From Christie
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world's best visual and audio experiences, announced it is the exclusive provider of digital cinema projection and immersive audio technology for global cinema exhibition company Ciné Grand’s newest theatre, the Fremont 7 in Fremont, California. Every Ciné Grand auditorium is powered by Christie DLP® digital cinema projectors and Christie Vive Audio™, the cinema industry’s only purpose built line array speaker solution. Fremont 7 also boasts Christie’s latest corner channel surround Vive Audio speakers, a cost-effective 5.1 channel solution that provides coverage to all the seats in the house.
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RED Digital Cinema Announces The Industry-Changing...
News: RED Digital Cinema Announces The Industry-Changing...5K scarlet-w CAMERA SCARLET-W, THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE RED DRAGON® FAMILY, DEMONSTRATES RED’S ONGOING COMMITMENT TO MAKING superior image quality ACCESSIBLE TO PROFESSIONALS EVERYWHERE
Today, RED Digital Cinema unveiled the latest addition to its line of professional cameras, the SCARLET-W. Joining the RED RAVEN™ and WEAPON® in the latest generation of RED cameras, the SCARLET-W is a versatile, feature-rich, and intuitive option for professional shooters. SCARLET-W offers a RED DRAGON sensor, interchangeable lens mounts, simultaneous recording in REDCODE® RAW and Apple ProRes formats, an intelligent OLPF system, and in-camera 3D-LUT outputs. At just $9,950 for the camera BRAIN® and $14,500 for the complete Base I/O V-Lock Package, SCARLET-W delivers unparalleled flexibility, accessibility and performance.
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Pearl TV Launches Ultra HD Transmission with Blackmagic Design
News: Pearl TV Launches Ultra HD Transmission with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design has today announced that German satellite channel pearl.tv has installed a 12G-SDI multicam workflow using Blackmagic Design broadcast infrastructure to become the first European broadcaster to transmit in 4K to ASTRA. The Ultra HD workflow features Blackmagic hardware including the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Studio Camera 4K and Ultra Studio 4K Extreme.
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Boston Children’s Hospital Makes Mealtime Fun with Broadcast Pix
News: Boston Children’s Hospital Makes Mealtime Fun with Broadcast PixIn an effort to promote healthy eating for its patients and their families, Boston Children’s Hospital has recently introduced its own take on dinner and a show. About three times a month, the hospital produces a live, multi-camera cooking demonstration anchored by a Broadcast Pix™ Mica™ 1000 integrated production switcher.
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Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End Titles
News: Sarofsky scales its editorial and VFX powers for "Ant-Man" Main-On-End TitlesMarvel's "Ant-Man" directed by Peyton Reed released this week on Blu-ray and video-on-demand, featuring main-on-end titles created by design-driven production company Sarofsky. Today, company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and her colleagues are very proud to detail their work on the project.
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"Halo 5: Guardians" Game Cinematic created by Axis Animation with Fusion Studio
News: "Halo 5: Guardians" Game Cinematic created by Axis Animation with Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that BAFTA award winning animation company Axis Animation has used Fusion Studio to complete compositing work on the opening cinematic for Microsoft’s new “Halo 5: Guardians” Xbox game in collaboration with 343 Industries.
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King and Country Creates New On-Air Identity For Chiller
News: King and Country Creates New On-Air Identity For ChillerKing and Country (K&C), a full-service, design-centric production company has created the new on-air identity for horror network Chiller. The visually arresting rebrand package emphasizes Chiller's new mainstream horror/thriller content with the promise of compelling, high-quality entertainment – while still honoring the classic tagline, “Scary Good.”
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World Surf League Japan Streams Surfing's 'Dream Tour' Using ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K
News: World Surf League Japan Streams Surfing's 'Dream Tour' Using ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that the World Surf League Japan (WSL Japan) uses a Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K live production switcher, along with a number of other Blackmagic products, for the streaming and distribution of its surfing tournament worldwide.
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Microsoft's 343 Industries Deploys OptiTrack Mocap for 'Halo 5: Guardians'
News: Microsoft's 343 Industries Deploys OptiTrack Mocap for 'Halo 5: Guardians'OptiTrack Tech Tapped for Character Animation and Camera Tracking
Microsoft Studios’ 343 Industries, the leading force behind the wildly popular ‘Halo’ franchise, recently released “Halo 5: Guardians” to widespread critical acclaim. In preparation for the development of the latest installment, 343 Industries built out a new 50’ by 50’ motion capture stage outfitted with a state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture system. 50 Prime 41 cameras captured the live human performances and delivered the digital character animation data for in-game action and interactive cut-scenes.
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Eyeheight Colour Correctors and Legalisers Embrace Three
News: Eyeheight Colour Correctors and Legalisers Embrace ThreeEyeheight colour correctors and legalisers returned to the tropical jungle of New South Wales for the latest UK series of the television show I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here. This year's contestants included Hollyoaks' Jorgie Porter, Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, Union J star George Shelley, and boxer Chris Eubank. The UK series, transmitted across the UK ITV network, was won this year by Vicky Pattison.
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ManvsMachine & MAXON explore creativity and technology
News: ManvsMachine & MAXON explore creativity and technologyNew videos from MAXON reveal how CINEMA 4D empowers the creative community
Leading 3D software developer MAXON has released a new video showcasing the high-end work being completed at award-winning London design studioManvsMachine.
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FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatre
News: FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatreRotor builds 4K HFR grading and mixing room as part of a seamless set-to-screen, render-free workflow
Rotor Film, the post production provider founded in 2011 and housed in the historic Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, just launched the most advanced grading and mixing theatre in Europe. The theatre features high-performance colour grading from Baselight, Auro 3D and Dolby Atmos audio mixing and monitoring, plus a Barco 4K 60fps projector.
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FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatre
News: FilmLight’s colour science insight welcomed by Europe’s most advanced grading theatreRotor builds 4K HFR grading and mixing room as part of a seamless set-to-screen, render-free workflow
Rotor Film, the post production provider founded in 2011 and housed in the historic Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, just launched the most advanced grading and mixing theatre in Europe. The theatre features high-performance colour grading from Baselight, Auro 3D and Dolby Atmos audio mixing and monitoring, plus a Barco 4K 60fps projector.
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Comprimato adds JPEG2000 to Vizrt’s Viz Engine arsenal
Simple software upgrade adds Ultra HD-ready streaming format to leading realtime compositor and renderer
Comprimato, a JPEG2000 software codec toolkit provider today announced it has signed an agreement with leading media production tools provider, Vizrt. Comprimato’s JPEG2000 software encoder will be made available to thousands of installed Viz Engines. The combined solution will provide the capability to create JPEG2000 streams, including in Ultra HD, without additional hardware or external devices.
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Tokyo Laboratory (Togen) Installs New Cintel Film Scanner
News: Tokyo Laboratory (Togen) Installs New Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo Laboratory LTD (Togen), a film laboratory with 60 years of history, has installed Blackmagic’s new Cintel Film Scanner, where it will be used to provide real time, Ultra HD digital film scanning and keycode telecine.
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Method Studios Creates Abstract Cinematics for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"
News: Method Studios Creates Abstract Cinematics for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"Supports Award-Winning Development Team at Treyarch to Further Immerse Players in the Series' Most Ambitious Narrative Available on Next Generation Platforms
The latest entry in award-winning developer Treyarch's blockbuster 'Black Ops' franchise, "Call of Duty®: Black Ops III," is set in a future world dominated by cutting-edge technology, where bio-technology and cybernetic enhancements have given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier. Method Studios collaborated with Treyarch to deliver state-of-the-art cinematics across 12 different scenes, each with an individual look and feel, as featured in the game’s story mode that’s available on next generation platforms.
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LipSync Post Provides Post Magic For Peter & Wendy
News: LipSync Post Provides Post Magic For Peter & WendyChristmas TV Movie benefits from extensive VFX work
LIPSYNCPost has provided over 145 shots of visual effects for Peter and Wendy, a TV film based on J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan directed by Diarmuid Lawrence and written by Adrian Hodges. Made in connection with Great Ormond Street Hospital, the TV movie is scheduled for broadcast on ITV over Christmas.
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Alkemy X Signs International Director Bernie Roux To Company's Diverse Roster of Talents
News: Alkemy X Signs International Director Bernie Roux To Company's Diverse Roster of TalentsAlkemy X has welcomed international Director Bernie Roux to the company’s expanding roster of creative talent. Roux won a Bronze Lion earlier this year at the 2015 Cannes Advertising Festival for his breakthrough Samsonite campaign. Alkemy X represents Roux on the east coast and in the Midwest.
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Rising Sun Pictures/Arnold renderer
Rising Sun Pictures Standardizes on Arnold as its Primary Production Renderer
Solid Angle SL announced that Australian visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) has standardized on Arnold as its primary production renderer. The studio made the move to Arnold after realizing a dramatic increase in production efficiency and improvement in image quality while evaluating the software in production on a major feature film.
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SMPTE Hires Howard Lukk as Director of Standards
News: SMPTE Hires Howard Lukk as Director of StandardsA Film Director, Lukk Joins Staff, Bringing Decades of Experience Guiding Integration of New Technologies in Motion Imaging
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, is pleased to announce that Howard Lukk will be joining the SMPTE staff as the Society's new director of standards. Over the coming 12 months, Lukk will transition into the position that has been held by Peter Symes for the past eight years. Symes will retire at the end of 2016.
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Trace VFX named Best Start-up to Work For in Visual Effects in India
News: Trace VFX named Best Start-up to Work For in Visual Effects in IndiaSiliconIndia lauds global VFX outsourcing leader for its dedication to a positive work culture
World leader in visual effects outsourcing Trace VFX has been named SiliconIndia’s Best Start-Up to Work For in Visual Effects in India. SiliconIndia highlights the company’s emphasis on developing a fun, engaging, and progressive working environment.
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Autodesk Launches 3ds Max 2016 Extension 2
News: Autodesk Launches 3ds Max 2016 Extension 2Today, Autodesk launched Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Extension 2 for 3D modeling, animation and rendering. Building on strong 3ds Max 2016 and Extension 1 releases unveiled earlier this year, Extension 2 expands the software’s capabilities with new tools and workflow improvements that simplify and accelerate the creation of 3D assets for design visualization and content creation professionals.
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DP Christian Sebaldt, ASC, Uses Blackmagic Cinema Cameras on CBS' "Rush Hour"
Blackmagic Design today announced that Christian Sebaldt, ASC, DP on CBS’ new “Rush Hour” TV show, is using the Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL to shoot selected action, stunt and car scenes.
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Dneg uses Clarisse on Mockingjay
News: Dneg uses Clarisse on MockingjayEarlier this month, the Isotropix Team attended Siggraph Asia, where we had the opportunity to have Eric Vezinet, Rendering Supervisor atDouble Negative, among our speaker lineup. In addition to his presentation, Eric took some time to answer our questions and kindly shared with us his experience with Clarisse in production at Double Negative Singapore.
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VFX Legion and the New Wave of Worldwide VFX
News: VFX Legion and the New Wave of Worldwide VFXVFX Legion is a post-production facility unlike any other in that, strictly speaking, there is no actual facility. Read on to learn how the world’s first fully remote visual effects vendor operates, and how tools like cineSync ensure a harmonious workflow, no matter the geographical distance.
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SIXTY Delivers Augmented Reality Set to Norway’s TV 2 for 2015 IHF World Women’s Handball Championship
News: SIXTY Delivers Augmented Reality Set to Norway’s TV 2 for 2015 IHF World Women’s Handball ChampionshipTV Experience Company SIXTY announced the delivery of a brand new augmented reality (AR) set extension to TV 2 Norway’s on-site studio for the 2015 IHF World Women’s Handball Championship.
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ARRI partners the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
This year ARRI proudly served as a partner of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), sponsoring two awards, hosting several popular events and showcasing the highly versatile AMIRA camera.
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Jiangsu TV’s 3D Documentary “The Grand Canal” Edited and Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
News: Jiangsu TV’s 3D Documentary “The Grand Canal” Edited and Graded with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that the digital media experiment center of Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation , one of China’s major broadcasters in the city of Nanjing, edited and graded its stereo 3D documentary “Living Heritage: the Grand Canal (Jiangsu Section)” on DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio.
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ARRI SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM ACADEMIES CONFERENCE
The annual conference of the International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT) was held at Munich’s University of Television and Film (HFF) this year. From November 17-19, representatives from the world’s top training institutes were guests in Munich. ARRI Group supported the conference with presentations, keynote speeches and an exhibition of its latest products.
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Presteigne provides studio and production facilities for TFI Friday
Presteigne Broadcast Hire has provided the full studio and production facility for One-Ten Productions’ 10-week run of the relaunched TFI Friday, airing weekly on the UK’s Channel 4.
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Poser 11 and Poser Pro 11 Released
Digital Artists Create Hyper-Realistic 3D Effects Faster and Easier with Smith Micro’s New Poser Pro 11 Streamlined workflow and powerful new rendering engine make Poser Pro 11 design and animation software a “content creator’s dream”
For twenty years, digital artists around the world have used Poser® design and animation software to create 3D illustrations, animations, and content of every imaginable type. Today Smith Micro (NASDAQ: SMSI) raised the bar once again with the release of new Poser Pro 11, making it faster and easier to create hyper-realistic 3D characters and scenes. Designed to simplify usage, streamline workflow, and put more power at the artists’ fingertips, Poser Pro 11 turns a sophisticated, fully featured character animation system into a must-have productivity tool for illustrators, design houses, game developers, and more.
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SoCal Rentals Fields 20 Panasonic AK-HD3800 HD Studio Cameras, Purchases VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
News: SoCal Rentals Fields 20 Panasonic AK-HD3800 HD Studio Cameras, Purchases VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders* AW-HE40s Added to Company’s Broad Offering of Panasonic PTZs *
SoCal Rentals (Burbank, CA) recently invested in an additional four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD studio cameras, bringing its total to 20 units. The company also purchased a pair of VariCam 35 4K Super 35mm camera/recorders, and added AW-HE40 integrated full HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras to its extensive Panasonic PTZ inventory.
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iPi Soft Motion Capture Software Helps Mobile Content Developer AWE Create Historic-Themed Virtual Reality Content For Toronto’s Fort York
News: iPi Soft Motion Capture Software Helps Mobile Content Developer AWE Create Historic-Themed Virtual Reality Content For Toronto’s Fort YorkMarkerless Motion Capture Technology Plays Key Role In Bringing Past To Life At Nine Acre Fort York National Historical Site
History buffs who have wondered about witnessing great moments in time are one step closer thanks to Toronto-based mobile content developer AWE, that used iPi Motion Capture, the leading markerless motion capture solution developed by iPi Soft, to create a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience at the Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto. Using Google Cardboard, visitors to the nine-acre location in Toronto will be able to experience key battle scenes, military fortifications and the significant role that Fort York has played in the country’s history in a simulated, immersive 3-D environment.
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Alexa 65: Collaboration With Pinewood Digital Helps Mark A Successful First Year
News: Alexa 65: Collaboration With Pinewood Digital Helps Mark A Successful First YearIn the year since ARRI Rental's first public preview of the ALEXA 65 at Camerimage 2014, the large format system has notched up an impressive list of feature film credits. Two key elements of the ALEXA 65’s success are its ability to seamlessly mix with other ALEXA camera family members on set –such as the ALEXA XT and ALEXA Mini – and a very robust and cost-effective workflow, with postproduction facilities such as Pinewood Digital in the UK putting strategies in place to assist productions shooting with the system.
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