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Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings
New Tools and Improvements Deliver Innovation, Productivity and Efficiency
At NAB 2016, Autodesk, Inc. announced the latest versions of its flexible, subscription-based visual effects, post and 3D animation software, including Autodesk Flame Family 2017, Maya 2016 extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017. Designed to empower creatives, each release includes an array of new features and enhancements to help studios and artists manage modern workflow demands.
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Autodesk Acquires Solid Angle
Autodesk Boosts Advanced Rendering Capabilities through Acquisition of Solid Angle
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has acquired Solid Angle, developer of Arnold, an advanced, ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation used in film, television and advertising worldwide. Acquisition terms were not disclosed.
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Archion NAB 2016 Omni and Velo Press Release
Archion Announces Ultra High-Performance Enhancements At NAB 2016 for EditStor Omni & Velo Collaborative Storage Solutions
ArchionTechnologies, the price-performance leader in collaborative storage solutions for demanding media workflows, is announcing upgrades to both its pace-setting EditStor Omni and Velo shared media storage solutions. These upgrades now boost the performance of EditStor Omni up to to 8000 MB/sec. and EditStor Velo up to 5000 MB/sec. Previously available with multiple expansion chassis, these speeds are now accomplished with the addition of only a single expansion chassis.
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Archion Announces Significant Collaboration with NewTek establishing EditStor as First Network Storage to Adopt NDI™ for IP Production Workflow
News: Archion Announces Significant Collaboration with NewTek establishing EditStor as First Network Storage to Adopt NDI™ for IP Production WorkflowArchion Technologies, the leader in high performance shared media storage, and one of the newest members of NewTek's Developer Network, is announcing that it has embraced NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for IP-based production workflows. Its EditStor Velo (with NDI enabled) is the first network storage system recognizable as a source by NDI-enabled devices as well as other systems connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. This exponentially increases the number of video sources available for live production.
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Quantum to Showcase Power of StorNext Platform in Driving Media Workflows of Tomorrow at NAB
Highlights Include First-Time Demos With Extended Capabilities for Achieving Greater Efficiencies Throughout Media Life Cycle, From Production to Delivery to Archive
Under the theme of "Power What's Next," Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that at the 2016 NAB Show it will demonstrate how the expanded capabilities of its StorNext® workflow storage platform can maximize efficiencies in ever-evolving media environments. With new formats, higher resolutions, multi-format delivery and changing consumption patterns presenting both challenges and opportunities for content creators and owners, storage has become even more critical for future success.
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Quantum to Showcase Power of StorNext Platform in Driving Media Workflows of Tomorrow at NAB
News: Quantum to Showcase Power of StorNext Platform in Driving Media Workflows of Tomorrow at NABHighlights Include First-Time Demos With Extended Capabilities for Achieving Greater Efficiencies Throughout Media Life Cycle, From Production to Delivery to Archive
PRNewswire/ -- Under the theme of "Power What's Next," Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that at the 2016 NAB Show it will demonstrate how the expanded capabilities of its StorNext® workflow storage platform can maximize efficiencies in ever-evolving media environments. With new formats, higher resolutions, multi-format delivery and changing consumption patterns presenting both challenges and opportunities for content creators and owners, storage has become even more critical for future success.
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MSI Introduces World’s First NVIDIA VR Ready Professional Mobile Workstation
News: MSI Introduces World’s First NVIDIA VR Ready Professional Mobile WorkstationVR systems, including the Vortex gaming tower, on display during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference
MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced the availability of the WT72, the world’s first professional NVIDIA® VR Ready mobile workstation equipped with NVIDIA’s newest mobile GPU, the Quadro M5500.
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The Foundation Announces Opening of New Post Production Facility
Boutique Facility Provides Powerful End-to-End Solution in Burbank
The Foundation, a full-service post production provider, has opened its doors in Burbank, California. The 5,700 square foot facility offers offline rentals, on-set, near-set and traditional dailies, online editing, color correction, visual effects, titling, and delivery. Conveniently located in the heart of the city's Media District, The Foundation is now providing services for broadcast television, OTT content, music videos, commercials and feature film. The facility's clients include ABC's The Real O'Neals, The CW's iZombie and the new 20th Century Fox series Shots Fired.
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VFX Legion Releases Winter 2016 Showreel
News: VFX Legion Releases Winter 2016 ShowreelHighlights include work from Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Insidious: Chapter 3, and Sinister 2
Remote post-production and VFX studio VFX Legion has released its brand new winter 2016 showreel.
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RE:Vision Effects releases RE:Map v3 for After Effects, Nuke, Fusion and Natron
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Map v3, the ultimate kit of mapping and distortion tools within Adobe After Effects, The Foundry's Nuke, Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio, and Natron. RE:Map v3 adds GPU acceleration.
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Codex lures Panzini to head-up User Experience
News: Codex lures Panzini to head-up User ExperiencePhilippe Panzini joins Codex
Codex today announced that Philippe Panzini is to take on the role of vice president, User Experience for Codex in March 2016.
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Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and Abroad
News: Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and AbroadPipelineFX's Render Farm Manager Helps Award-Winning Polish Animation Studio Tackle Projects Ranging from AAA Cinematics to Interactive Video Installations
It's created cinematics for AAA games and commercials for Coca-Cola. It's produced viral teasers for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and visual effects for Lars von Trier's Antichrist. It's won two BAFTAs, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Palm at Cannes, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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XTFX and Pixspan Form Alliance
News: XTFX and Pixspan Form AlliancePixspan Solutions Result in Cost and Resource Savings of Up to 50-80%
Pixspan, Inc., the leading workflow technology company that solves the storage and bandwidth challenges of full-resolution images, has formed a strategic reseller partnership with XTFX Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of content creation solutions. XTFX will be the first systems integrator to offer Pixspan solutions in the UK, providing Pixspan with opportunities for further growth, expansion and customer support in a key global market.
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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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ABS Asia to Hold Second Annual Broadcast Tech Conference for Myanmar
News: ABS Asia to Hold Second Annual Broadcast Tech Conference for MyanmarAs the broadcast market in Myanmar expands and production quality and quantity continue to rise, professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions – Asia will host its second Broadcast Technology Conference, February 23-24, 2016, at Novotel Hotel in Yangon. Working with the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM), ABS has developed a free two-day conference that will include representatives from a number of major manufacturers including, Autodesk, Canara Lighting, Grass Valley, Panasonic, Ross Video and more.
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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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Visual Effects Society (VES) Manages VES Awards Production With Shotgun Software
News: Visual Effects Society (VES) Manages VES Awards Production With Shotgun Software
From Submission to Entry Vetting and Voting, Shotgun Is the Center of Awards Tracking and Management Process
Every winter visual effects practitioners around the world compile best-of reels showcasing impressive feats of animation, compositing and VFX in hopes of a nomination for the industry's coveted VES Award. The Visual Effects Society (VES) goes to great lengths to ensure that hundreds of entries are qualified and vetted as part of a submission process with seemingly countless moving parts. This process, run by an awards committee made up of VFX professionals around the world, is connected and managed via Shotgun, the scalable software platform for production tracking, review and asset management.
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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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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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Nomad Editing Finds a Home with Facilis TerraBlock in NYC
News: Nomad Editing Finds a Home with Facilis TerraBlock in NYCNomad expands TerraBlock storage infrastructure to maintain performance, flexibility, and ease-of-use
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets today announced that Nomad Editing Company has expanded its Facilis storage infrastructure with the installation of a new 64TB TerraBlock 24EX shared storage system in its New York facility.
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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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Archion Announces Major Shared Storage Advancements with New EditStor Velo, Accelerated Omni & PICS Media Management
Pushing the Boundaries of 4K Performance, Media Management & Affordability
Archion Technologies, a pioneer in high-performance collaborative storage solutions for media workflows, is announcing a trio of major shared media storage advancements. These include the introduction of EditStor Velo with throughput up to 5000 MB/sec., enhancements to EditStor Omni that will increase performance up to 8000 MB/sec. and the PICS (Picture, Index, Clips, Search) media management system.
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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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GPL Technologies Demonstrates NVIDIA Virtualization and Visualization Technology at Autodesk University
News: GPL Technologies Demonstrates NVIDIA Virtualization and Visualization Technology at Autodesk UniversityGPL Technologies Demonstrates NVIDIA Virtualization and Visualization Technology at Autodesk University
GPL Technologies will demonstrate new solutions for virtualization and visualization using the latest graphics acceleration technology from NVIDIA at Autodesk University next month in Las Vegas. The event will include a special live remote demonstration using NVIDIA® GRIDTM technology, Quadro® professional GPUs and the Quadro Visual Computing Appliance (VCA).
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Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of Engineering
News: Darin Grant Joins Solid Angle as VP of EngineeringVeteran Technology Exec To Focus on Scaling Development Efforts, Cloud Rendering Strategy
Solid Angle SL, developer of the Arnold advanced image renderer, announced that Darin Grant has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Former CTO at Digital Domain and Method Studios and having held senior technology roles at DreamWorks Animation and Google, Grant will help the company scale development operations as its customer base continues to grow, and lead its cloud rendering initiative.
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Quantum StorNext Pro Solutions Storage System Boosts Power and Agility for Motion Design Studio
Swordfish Slashes Time Required to Render and Play Back Massive Files, Resulting in New Avenues of Growth
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that San Francisco-based motion design studio Swordfish is using the StorNext Pro™ Foundation shared storage system to take on cutting-edge projects involving massive high-resolution media files. Supplied by Advanced Systems Group LLC, a systems integrator specializing in media and entertainment, the Quantum solution provides the high-performance storage and workflow efficiency the Swordfish team needs to manage its video content, including stereoscopic 4K and heavy 3D renders of high-resolution content up to 27K.
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Autodesk Introduces Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Subscription Options for Flame and Previews Flame 2016 on the Mac
Today, Autodesk is announcing new Desktop Subscription options for Autodesk Flame software. The new subscription pricing for Flame starts at $750USD per month and can be accessed annually for as low as $500USD SRP* per month. Autodesk also announced Flame support for OS X as part of the Autodesk Flame Extension 2 release, available late November 2015. Autodesk Flare and Autodesk Flame Assist software are now available as standalone products with monthly subscription prices, starting at $400USD SRP*.
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Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid
News: Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for AvidNew BCC 10 plug-ins bring integrated mocha tracking and masking, new 3D titling, and advanced finishing tools to the Avid timeline.
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Autodesk 2016 Games Reel Call For Submissions Now Open
Autodesk is in search of recent video game cinematics, trailers and in-game sequences created with Autodesk software to feature in its 2016 Games Reel. Set to debut next year at GDC 2016, the reel will be available to view on AREA, Autodesk.com and the Autodesk YouTube channel, as well as at various events throughout the year.
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Calabash “Runs” With New Kid Cuisine Ad Featuring Updated Brand Character K.C. Penguin And “Hotel Transylvania 2” Tie-In
News: Calabash “Runs” With New Kid Cuisine Ad Featuring Updated Brand Character K.C. Penguin And “Hotel Transylvania 2” Tie-InStudio Teams With Agency Nickelodeon Creative Advertising, Directors Docter Twins And Post House Northern Lights For Entertaining New Spot For Popular Kids Meals
Whether it’s hungry kids or the creepy cast from “Hotel Transylvania 2” (Sony Pictures Animation), K.C. Penguin, the brand icon for KidCuisine kids meals, just can’t seem to get away.
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Colorfront Spotlights Amazing UHD HDR Performance at SMPTE 2015
News: Colorfront Spotlights Amazing UHD HDR Performance at SMPTE 2015Ground-breaking Colorfront 2016 dailies and transcoding products releasing soon
Colorfront (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, is showcasing the cutting-edge capabilities its forthcoming 2016 products supporting the wide variety of Ultra High Definition (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR) workflows during SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference – the world’s leading forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology – 27-29 Oct, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood. Colorfront booth #311.
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Zoic Spawns Superhero Particle Effects with Krakatoa
News: Zoic Spawns Superhero Particle Effects with KrakatoaMarvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" made a splash at the summer box office with impressive VFX that left fans craving more. From Loki's sceptre to the analytical android Vision, the film features several shots from Culver City-based VFX house Zoic Studios. Led by CG VFX Supervisor Timothy Hanson, Zoic used Thinkbox Software's Krakatoa plug-in for Autodesk Maya to generate large quantities of particles created in the 3D animation software.
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RE:Vision Effects releases DE:Flicker for Nuke, Vegas Pro, Fusion, HitFilm, Scratch, Natron and Nucoda.
News: RE:Vision Effects releases DE:Flicker for Nuke, Vegas Pro, Fusion, HitFilm, Scratch, Natron and Nucoda.RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces DE:Flicker™ for the OpenFX plug-in hosts Nuke, Vegas Pro, Fusion, HitFilm, Scratch, Natron and Nucoda. DE:Flicker continues to be available for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and Motion, which requires a separate license.
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LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015
News: LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015Until September 30, 2015, add LightWave 2015 to any creative pipeline and save on future LightWave upgrades
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Technicolor PostWorks Collaborates with Ken Burns and Daniel J. White on “The Civil War” Restoration
News: Technicolor PostWorks Collaborates with Ken Burns and Daniel J. White on “The Civil War” RestorationLandmark PBS documentary remastered in 4K for 25th anniversary rebroadcast and Blu-ray release
When Ken Burns’s 11-hour documentary The Civil War first aired on PBS in 1990, it set new standards for television documentaries through its astonishingly detailed, sweeping and often heart-wrenching recount of the epic conflict between the North and South. Working under the direction of Burns and Restoration Producer Daniel J. White, Technicolor PostWorks New York participated in a meticulous 4K restoration that brings the classic documentary vividly back to life. The project was done in preparation for the 25th anniversary rebroadcast of The Civil War on PBS and its Blu-ray release this month, and also coincides with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination and the end of the war.
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Shotgun Software Hires Rob Di Figlia as Senior Business Development Manager
News: Shotgun Software Hires Rob Di Figlia as Senior Business Development ManagerShotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games announced today that Rob Di Figlia has been hired to lead their Studio Pipeline Initiative. Working out of the company’s Venice, CA office, Rob will partner with new and existing Hollywood Studio clients to drive product development and implementation.
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Pixomondo Links Global Render Farm with Deadline
News: Pixomondo Links Global Render Farm with DeadlineInternational creative design and VFX studio Pixomondo has evolved at the pace of the entertainment industry, bolstering its technology infrastructure and diversifying capabilities along the way. Founded in 2001 by CEO Thilo Kuther, the company spans six offices on three continents and offers a range of services starting from award-winning VFX for film, TV and commercials to interactive digital content, VR, live events, theme park entertainment and original IP. By sharing render resources across facilities, Pixomondo maximizes efficiencies; its globally dispersed farm runs 24/7 thanks to a proprietary process built on top of Thinkbox Software's Deadline, on which the company standardized in 2010.
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SIM Group Signs Lease for New Production Center at Former Eastman Kodak Site; Brings Chainsaw, Sim Digital and Bling Digital Together
News: SIM Group Signs Lease for New Production Center at Former Eastman Kodak Site; Brings Chainsaw, Sim Digital and Bling Digital TogetherState-of-the-art facility, slated to open in 2016, will offer streamlined production and post-production services.
The SIM Group has entered into a long-term lease for a 65,000 square foot space at the historic Eastman Kodak building off Las Palmas in Hollywood. The company will undertake a multi-million dollar build-out of the facility, currently known as Hollywood Office Campus, to house the Los Angeles operations of its companies Chainsaw, SIM Digital and Bling Digital.
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HP News: HP Reveals Autodesk SketchBook for Sprout - Increasing Commercial Relevance of Sprout Platform
Advancement in Sprout 3D Capture Application Target Professional Users
HP today announced the availability of Autodesk SketchBook for Sprout by HP, the world’s first immersive computer. HP also said it updated Sprout’s breakthrough 3D Capture application with improvements to speed 3D content creation for professionals. The free Autodesk SketchBook and 3D Capture application downloads are available from the Sprout Marketplace.
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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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RE:Vision Effects releases DE:Flicker with GPU support for Premiere Pro
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces DE:Flicker™ for Adobe® Premiere Pro®, with support now included when purchasing DE:Flicker for After Effects. DE:Flicker continues to be available for Final Cut Pro X and Motion, which requires a separate license.
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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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Shotgun Announces New Review & Pipeline Features at SIGGRAPH 2015
News: Shotgun Announces New Review & Pipeline Features at SIGGRAPH 2015New Review Functionality and Cloud-Powered Shotgun Panel in Maya, Nuke and Other Tools Will Help Artists Go Faster
Today at the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference in Los Angeles, Calif, Shotgun Software announced a new set of features and updates, that will make it easier for teams to review, share and provide feedback on creative projects. The upcoming Shotgun release will include new review and approval features and an updated Client Review Site to streamline collaboration and communication within teams, across sites and with clients. Shotgun's Pipeline Toolkit is also being updated with the Shotgun Panel, which will let artists communicate directly with other artists and see only the information relevant to their tasks directly inside creative tools like Autodesk Maya and The Foundry's Nuke, along with a refreshed Workfiles tool to find and navigate to relevant files more quickly.
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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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NVIDIA Announces DesignWorks at SIGGRAPH 2015
Announcing NVIDIA DesignWorks: Unleashing the Power of Interactive Photorealistic Rendering for Designers
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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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Autodesk Stingray Game Engine Launches at GDC Europe 2015
Autodesk Launches Stingray Game Engine at GDC Europe 2015
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Mammal Studios Standardizes on Shotgun for Production Management, Tracking, and Review
News: Mammal Studios Standardizes on Shotgun for Production Management, Tracking, and ReviewBoutique Los Angeles-based visual effects shop Mammal Studios recently standardized on Shotgun Software for efficient production management, tracking and review. All thirteen of Mammal’s staffers, from artists to supervisors, use Shotgun for shot review to delivery and many things in between. Mammal Studios partner and VFX supervisor Gregory Liegey credits Shotgun as a key component of the company’s success as a newer boutique studio aiming to support sustainable visual effects production in Hollywood.
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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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Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey by NASA's "New Horizons" Spacecraft into Furthest Edge of Our Solar System, as Presented in New Documentary Film "The Year of Pluto"
News: Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey by NASA's "New Horizons" Spacecraft into Furthest Edge of Our Solar System, as Presented in New Documentary Film "The Year of Pluto"Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, has created and produced many state-of-the-art animations featured within a remarkable new NASA documentary film entitled “The Year of Pluto,” which was written, produced and directed by Geoff Haines-Stiles, who was also a producer/director on Carl Sagan’s classice 1980 TV series “COSMOS.” The new project, filmed behind the scenes at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (Laurel, MD) and elsewhere over more than 11 years, is a one hour documentary which turns hard science into personal stories, and gives viewers insights into the history and long journey of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, and why it matters.
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SNS EVO Shared Storage for Video Editors Boosts Production for Premier Post Houses
ZigZag Post Employs New SNS EVO Shared Storage Server for Production of BBC and Foxtel Coast Australia
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of workflow-defined shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced a new deployment of its EVO Shared Storage Server. The latest 5.7 version of EVO includes new workflow integrations with cloud services from Adobe, Box, and Microsoft, plus more scalability and performance for production teams of any size.
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New FX Comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: New FX Comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Finished at Technicolor PostWorksPost-production facility helps cinematographer William R. Nielsen Jr capture the underworld ambience of New York’s rock scene.
Technicolor PostWorks New York recently completed editorial finishing and color grading for the first season of the new FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Slated to premiere July 16th, the show stars Denis Leary (who also wrote and directed) as Johnny Rock, an aging singer trying to reform his old band and make good on the unfulfilled dreams of his youth.
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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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VR Shader Simplifies 360-degree Review
News: VR Shader Simplifies 360-degree ReviewNew Shader Available in RV v6.2 to Benefit all RV Users
To accelerate the unique pipeline on “HELP” – the recent 360-degree Google Spotlight Story directed by Justin Lin – The Mill developed a custom VR Shader within the RV image and sequence player enabling filmmakers to review scenes for 360-degree and virtual reality projects. The VR Shader, dubbed the LatLong Viewer, is now also available to all Shotgun RV users with the version 6.2 release, playing back all image formats supported by RV regardless if the image was stitched together from multiple cameras or rendered in CG.
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Colorfront Transkoder Certified for Dolby Atmos
News: Colorfront Transkoder Certified for Dolby AtmosTranskoder delivers object-based audio support and faster-than-realtime DCPs
Colorfront , 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, today announced that Colorfront Transkoder, its automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, has been certified by Dolby Laboratories for the creation of Dolby Atmos Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs).
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Shotgun RV Custom Shader Developed by The Mill to Simplify 360-Degree and VR Review
News: Shotgun RV Custom Shader Developed by The Mill to Simplify 360-Degree and VR Review New Shader Available in RV v6.2 to Benefit all RV Users
To accelerate the unique pipeline on “HELP” – the recent 360-degree Google Spotlight Story directed by Justin Lin – The Mill developed a custom VR Shader within the RV image and sequence player enabling filmmakers to review scenes for 360-degree and virtual reality projects. The VR Shader, dubbed the LatLong Viewer, is now also available to all Shotgun RV users with the version 6.2 release, playing back all image formats supported by RV regardless if the image was stitched together from multiple cameras or rendered in CG.
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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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Encore VFX Envisions the Paranormal for 'The Whispers'
News: Encore VFX Envisions the Paranormal for 'The Whispers'Encore artists in Vancouver and Los Angeles completed anywhere from 30 to 60 VFX shots per episode
A mysterious force begins manipulating children in ABC Television's new series "The Whispers," which features visual effects from Encore VFX.
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Media Alert: Autodesk Exchange Apps Store Reaches 1 Million Downloads
International Online Design and Engineering App Store Hits Major Milestone
Autodesk Exchange Apps, a web-based design and engineering app store created for the Autodesk community, celebrates its one-millionth app milestone this week with a customer download of the coolOrange threadModeler for Autodesk Inventor. In three years since launching, the site has published 1,800 apps from third-party developers, which are available for download in 14 different languages and in 191 countries. The online platform provides designers and engineers with a centralized location to access apps that advance efficiency and productivity while using Autodesk software, and makes it easy for app developers to reach Autodesk customers worldwide.
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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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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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"The Jinx," Groundbreaking Documentary from Andrew Jarecki and and Marc Smerling Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: "The Jinx," Groundbreaking Documentary from Andrew Jarecki and and Marc Smerling Finished at Technicolor PostWorksSean R. Smith leads a three-month post-production effort to finish the acclaimed six-part series.
Andrew Jarecki’s engrossing documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst explores the murky world of a real estate magnate suspected of three murders. Post-production finishing for the series, airing in six parts on HBO, was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Sean R. Smith served as finishing editor and colorist, working in collaboration with Jarecki, writer/producer/director of photography Marc Smerling and post-production supervisor Susan Lazarus to bring the series to its final form and look.
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AJA Promotes Dave Sampson to Director of Global Sales
News: AJA Promotes Dave Sampson to Director of Global SalesFive year vet has successfully established and deepened the company's relationships with industry developer partners
AJA Video Systems announced today that Dave Sampson has been promoted to Director of Global Sales. Sampson has been with AJA for just under five years, and has successfully established and deepened the company's relationships with industry developer partners.
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PR: DK Studios Scales Up with Thinkbox's Deadline
News: PR: DK Studios Scales Up with Thinkbox's DeadlineThinkbox Software’s Render Management Solution Tackles Large Format Scenes with Ease
Full-service production company DK Studios transforms ideas, scripts, storyboards and briefs into captivating work for advertising and entertainment clients. Housed within Digital Kitchen, a creative and digital agency with a rich history in motion design, DK Studios shares resources with its parent company but directly services advertising agencies in addition to executing concepts developed by Digital Kitchen for brands and entertainment.
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Archion's New EditStor Omni Offers Never-Before-Seen Performance
Newest, Most Powerful Member of EditStor Family Makes World Debut at NAB 2015
Archion Technologies, a pioneer in high-performance collaborative storage solutions for media workflows, is introducing EditStor Omni, the newest and most powerful member of its price/performance-leading EditStor family at NAB 2015. EditStor Omni provides advanced performance and functionality to meet the most demanding post production workflows, including the demands of 4K, 5K, 6K and eventually 8K, at remarkably affordable prices.
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Toon Boom Animation Names Michel Besner as President
Industry Veteran Joins Animation Software Leader; Bringing Over 20 Years of Senior Executive Experience from Autodesk, Alias Systems, Kaydara and Meltwater
Toon Boom Animation announced today the appointment of Michel Besner as President, effective immediately.
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cineSync to debut new integration with Shotgun at NAB 2015
Exciting integration to streamline production for teams both large and small
Cospective today announces a brand new integration between cineSync and Shotgun. The new integration now comes bundled with cineSync Pro – replacing a previously separate integration package – and will be showcased at NAB 2015.
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SNS Introduces enhanced EVO integration with Adobe Creative Cloud
News: SNS Introduces enhanced EVO integration with Adobe Creative CloudSNS EVO ShareBrowser Client Update Provides Metadata Export and Cloud Integration for Latest Release of Adobe Creative Cloud
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced new integrations for Adobe(R) Creative Cloud(R) users with EVO ShareBrowser. New features provided increased portability of custom metadata tags in ShareBrowser and a dedicated workspace for Adobe Creative Cloud user storage.
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The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!
News: The Post-Production Event of the Year Returns on June 13th to NYC!!Legends of Visual Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for the Post - Production Event of the Year: Sight, Sound & Story Academy Award-winner William Goldenberg, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated artists, editors and filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held on June 13, 2015 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. We feel this year is our strongest, most diverse yet - we'll explore the vital role of Visual Effects in cinema, the inner-workings of groundbreaking documentaries, compelling work from television's golden age, and to close this year's show, a look at William Goldenberg, ACE's acclaimed career including The Imitation Game, Zero Dark Thirty, and the Oscar winning Argo," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from the best in the business."
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SNS and Ross Video Announce Strategic Partnership
SNS EVO Becomes Ross Video’s First Certified SAN + NAS Solution for XPression Real-Time Motion Graphics System
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), leading manufacturer of shared storage solutions for broadcast, film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced a strategic partnership with Ross Video (BOOTH N3906) making SNS EVO the first certified SAN + NAS solution for Ross Video’s XPression clip servers and real-time graphics engines.
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SNS Announces EVO v.5.7, New Cloud and Asset Management Features in ShareBrowser
SNS EVO v.5.7 Introduces Recycle Bin, Cloud Integration with Box, Adobe Creative Cloud, OneDrive
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer ofworkflow-defined shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced a new version of its EVO Shared Storage Server, version 5.7. The latest version includes new workflow integrations with cloud services from Adobe, Box, and Microsoft, plus more scalability and performance for production teams of any size.
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Autodesk Tech Helps Immerse Viewers in Björk's 'Black Lake' at MoMA
Director Andrew Thomas Huang, Wolf & Crow and xRez Studio Use Autodesk Maya, Flame, Mudbox, ReCap and Memento to Create a New CG Landscape and VFX for Short Film
Björk's "Black Lake" multimedia experience debuted at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on March 2 with ethereal CG and visual effects (VFX) created with Autodesk Maya 3D animation software, Flame creative finishing software, Mudbox digital sculpting software, reality capture solutions ReCap and Memento for the first time.
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Autodesk Announces Support for ACES 1.0 at NAB 2015
Advances Color Management Workflows Across Flame Premium, Maya, Shotgun and RV; Simplifies Interoperability with Industry-Standard ToolsAdvances Color Management Workflows Across Flame Premium, Maya, Shotgun and RV; Simplifies Interoperability with Industry-Standard Tools
Today Autodesk announced that Flame Premium creative finishing software, Maya 3D animation software, Shotgun and RV, will support ACES 1.0, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' color management and interchange standards. Simultaneously, Autodesk unveiled plans to make its SynColor color management engine available as a reference implementation for future ACES adopters through a royalty-free, permissive license.
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PR: NAB 2015: Autodesk Announces 2016 Media & Entertainment Software
2016, A Big Year for Autodesk Media & Entertainment Software as Maya, 3ds Max and Flame Premium Deliver Unparalleled Quality, Collaboration and Efficiency
As teams become more dispersed geographically, and the data used in entertainment creation is growing in both size and complexity, Autodesk provides complete solutions to help streamline creative, collaborative workflows that will allow for greater experimentation with new cloud and mobile technologies.
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Breaking NAB News: Archion Features New 'Collaborate' Appliance for Adobe Creative Cloud Workflows at NAB 2015
Innovative Solution Provides Continuous Adobe ID or Current User Local Sync Point Access for All Adobe Creative Cloud Content Creators To Share, Collaborate and More
Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for media workflows, is featuring its new Collaborate appliance for Adobe® Creative Cloud® at NAB 2015. Collaborate makes sharing and working together easy, efficient and secure for all Adobe Creative Cloud users by providing management of Adobe Creative Cloud sync points while enabling continuous high-speed access to the world of Adobe Creative Cloud assets, Archive, Libraries, files and tools. Adobe Creative Cloud provides access to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC and many more apps. Archion will be demonstrating Collaborate in Booth SL16011 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13-16, 2015.
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Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million Viewers
News: Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million ViewersViral Ad’s X-Ray Skeleton Effects Brought to Life with Wireless Motion Capture System
With 85 million views and counting, “Love Has No Labels” is a bonafide hit. While its message of unbiased love helped make this video go viral, the technical effects were just as potent. Pairing people with Xsens mocap sensors, experiential design firm Mindride was able to take their 3D skeletons out for a live event. No strings, no wires, no problem.
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News from Archion: NAB 2015 product showcase
Archion Advances Shared Storage Technology & Introduces Must See New Workflow Solutions at NAB 2015 -- Demonstrating How EditStor Platform Tackles the Most Demanding Editorial Workflows & Showcasing Collaborate Appliance for Adobe Creative Cloud Users.
Archion Technologies, a pioneer in high-performance collaborative storage solutions for media workflows, will be showcasing its price performance-leading EditStor EO and introducing two new products at NAB 2015 -- EditStor Omni, a powerhouse for handling the challenges of 4K, 6K and 8K media workflows, and Collaborate, a new appliance for Adobe® Creative Cloud® (CC). Both of these new products address the growing requirements within the media and entertainment industries for simple, secure and affordable collaboration.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems Team Up to Unveil New Graphics and VFX Tools at NAB 2015
Boris Continuum Complete 10 and mocha Pro 5 new technology demos at NAB
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 be previewing the newest versions of flagship products, Boris Continuum Complete and mocha Pro, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 13-16, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, booth SL4225.
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Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million Viewers
Viral Ad’s X-Ray Skeleton Effects Brought to Life with Wireless Motion Capture System
With 85 million views and counting, Love Has No Labels is a bonafide hit. While its message of unbiased love helped make this video go viral, the technical effects were just as potent. Pairing people with Xsens mocap sensors, experiential design firm Mindride was able to take their 3D skeletons out for a live event.
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Vitec Videocom Sets the Stage for Evolution
The Company's new organization charts the course for the future
Vitec Videocom, known for its world-class video brands, is evolving its structure: to put the tools and technologies developed for professional broadcasters and cinematographers into the hands of a growing community of independent content creators. The company's push to democratize some of its high-end technology will be supported by a new management team and organizational structure.
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3D Web Fest Opens Call For Entries
Developers of Best 3D Web Creative Invited to Present Their Work in Live Performance Setting
WHO: The 3D Web Fest is inviting designers, musicians, web developers and artists to submit 3D Web projects for event consideration.
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How NVIDIA Iray and Quadro Uncover Design Flaws
News: How NVIDIA Iray and Quadro Uncover Design FlawsWhat’s Cooking in Pro Graphics: How Real-Time Ray Tracing Can Avert a Real-Life “Death Ray
You know something’s awry when your building starts melting nearby cars.
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NVIDIA Brings Interactive, Physically-Based Rendering to the Mainstream
News: NVIDIA Brings Interactive, Physically-Based Rendering to the MainstreamIs it real or is it rendered? We’ve been teasing our social media followers for months now by posting stunning images and asking them if they can tell the difference between our computer-generated images and real ones.
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RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda
RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda. RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of Twixtor® v6 and ReelSmart Motion Blur™ v5 with GPU support for FXHOME™ HitFilm™, Digital Vision Nucoda™, and Natron. Furthermore ReelSmart Motion Blur is now supported for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Both products continue to be available for Adobe® After Effects®; Apple®; Final Cut Pro®; Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and Newscutter®, The Foundry Nuke™, Adobe Premiere Pro®, Assimilate Scratch®, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, Autodesk®
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Jiangye Technology Park Makes PipelineFX’s Qube! Primary Render Manager for 100 Companies
In an effort to spur economic growth, China’s Jiangye District government has purchased 400 licenses of PipelineFX’s Qube! to manage the rendering needs of 100 companies currently residing in its new Jiangye Newtown Technology Park and a recently announced joint venture with Original Force that will provide renders, motion capture, color grading and 3D scanning to customers across the globe.
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Shotgun Brings VFX Artists Together for Open-Movie Project “Galactic Battles”
News: Shotgun Brings VFX Artists Together for Open-Movie Project “Galactic Battles”For visual effects artists in Vancouver, pros of all backgrounds and experience levels flock to the VanCG Meetup group for fostering a unified and supportive community. The non-profit organization, led by founder Nick Romick, offers popular monthly educational events, networking, and community-driven collaborative projects to let artists experiment with new techniques and tools outside the office. One such collaborative project currently in progress is “Galactic Battles,” a sci-fi short film featuring both live action and CG that pits the ships from beloved sci-fi franchises against each other in an all-out battle royale.
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Facilis TerraBlock Provides Advanced Shared Storage Facilities at Oslo Post Company
News: Facilis TerraBlock Provides Advanced Shared Storage Facilities at Oslo Post CompanyNorwegian Film, TV & Commercials Post Facility Keeps Team Connected, Files Organized and Project Delivery on Time Thanks to TerraBlock
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, has announced the successful delivery and commissioning of a 48TB TerraBlock 24D shared storage system to Norwegian Film, TV and Commercial post house, Oslo Post Company.
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Marquis Media Partners Strengthens Senior Team
News: Marquis Media Partners Strengthens Senior TeamMarquis Media Partners has today announced that Simon Brett has joined the organisation as senior account partner, responsible for new and existing account management. Brett’s appointment is part of a wider strategy to develop MMP’s consulting business within the broadcast industry and into new markets.
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PR: Shotgun Announces New $30 Pricing; Will Include RV in April
News: PR: Shotgun Announces New $30 Pricing; Will Include RV in AprilShotgun Software, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games, announced today a new pricing model and the upcoming inclusion of RV within the Shotgun toolset. The price of Shotgun is now $30 per account/per month with "Awesome" support, or $50 per account/per month with "Super Awesome" support, and the RV image and sequence player will be included in the next major release of Shotgun in April.
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Allegorithmic Goes Rent-to-Own with Substance Live
New Service Lets Users Pay for Substance Products in Monthly Installments with No Feature Limitations or Subscriptions; Previewing New Product Line at GDC Booth 212
Today, Allegorithmic solves the subscription or buy debate by offering a better way: rent-to-own. With Substance Live, users can now get the complete Substance toolset for $19.90/month with no feature limitation. Each payment goes towards a full license and the plan can be paused at any time, providing maximum flexibility for professional texture artists.
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Autodesk to Preview Game Engine @ GDC 2015
Previews Stingray Game Engine, Announces Maya LT 2016
Rounding out its collection of game development tools, Autodesk, Inc. is previewing its new Stingray Game Engine this week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The company is also launching Autodesk Maya LT 2016, the latest release of its 3D animation and modeling software for professional indie game developers.
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High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward
News: High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step ForwardHigh Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward Autodesk Memento Now Available as Public Beta
The ability to digitize reality into high definition 3D just took another step forward: Autodesk Memento, previously available as an Autodesk Labs technology preview, is now available as a free public beta.
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Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business Development
News: Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business DevelopmentCodex today announced that industry veteran, Brian Gaffney, has joined Codex as VP Business Development. Gaffney has many years of digital production experience, and is well-known in production and post-production circles around the motion picture and broadcast industries. He will be based at Codex’s LA office and will head up Codex’s business development efforts across the US, the Americas and Australia/New Zealand.
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GDC 2015: Autodesk Spotlights New Tools and Leading Developers
As Game Developers Conference 2015 draws near, Autodesk is gearing up to unveil the latest updates to the award-winning game creation tools, including an exclusive technology preview. Throughout the show, Autodesk will also highlight developers behind some of 2014’s most popular AAA and indie titles with customer presentations and a gaming-themed Design Night featuring guest speakers, a pop-up arcade, 3D-printed swag and more.
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Autodesk & Shotgun Play a Supporting Role for Academy Award Nominees
It’s Academy Awards Season - Great Artists with Great Technology Are Creating Great Movies : Autodesk and Shotgun Software Are CG Tools of Choice for All 5 Best VFX and 7 Best Picture Academy Award Nominees
The role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this year's Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics industry. From Best Pictures and VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features and Shorts, Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment software played a supporting role in the creation of many of this year's most acclaimed movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also recognized Autodesk technology with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech Award).
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Broadcast Media Group Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Capture 4K Video of Mississippi State Football Team
News: Broadcast Media Group Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Capture 4K Video of Mississippi State Football TeamBroadcast Media Group is a full service production shop based in Starkville, MS. The company works with clients nationwide, and also provides production services for projects to sister company Tellos Creative, a full service advertising agency. For the past three years, BMG worked with client Mississippi State University to produce a :60-second in-stadium video that plays on massive 110 foot screens at the beginning of each home football game. This year, BMG also produced the video of player’s headshots that introduces each player in the game’s lineup.
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