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Jellyfish Pictures Taps Shotgun for VFX, Animation & Motion Graphics Workflows
Jellyfish Pictures Taps Shotgun for VFX, Animation & Motion Graphics WorkflowsJellyfish Pictures provides a full range of visual effects, animation and motion graphics services, and has earned BAFTA, Emmy and VES Award recognition for its work. Founded in 2001, the company currently operates out of three locations in London. The Noho studio handles live action film, TV and advertising projects like “Star Wars Rogue One,” “Black Mirror” or “Outlander,” and the Brixton outfit and recently opened Oval office specialize in animation, largely for children’s TV including BBC’s “Bitz n’ Bob” and “Floogals,” now available in the US. Shotgun has been part of Jellyfish’s workflow for a while, but they’ve recently integrated it more deeply using Shotgun’s Pipeline Toolkit to automate repetitive tasks, free artists’ time to create and enable more iterations.
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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8December 7–8, 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (www.nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).
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HP Announces Industry’s First-Ever Mini Workstation
HP Announces Industry’s First-Ever Mini WorkstationHP Z2 Mini delivers server-grade power in a 2.3 by 8.5 inch package
Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. unveiled the world’s first mini workstation1 designed for users in CAD and other compute-intensive industries. The stylish, new HP Z2 Mini Workstationdelivers breakthrough power and versatility and atonly 2.3” high is 90% smaller than a traditional business-class tower2.
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Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest" Brings First Real-Time Digital Character to a Shakespeare Performance
Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest" Brings First Real-Time Digital Character to a Shakespeare PerformanceFirst use of a completely digital character in a live RSC stage production, made possible through the use of Xsens real-time, MVN motion capture technology
For the first time since its debut in 1611, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest can be seen onstage with all the wonder and magic that the author dreamed of, thanks to a new collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios. The performance includes the first use of a completely digital character in an RSC production, made possible through the use of Xsens’ real-time, MVN motion capture technology.
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Archion's Ultra High Performance EditStor Omni Media Storage Certified for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Archion's Ultra High Performance EditStor Omni Media Storage Certified for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve StudioArchion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS systems – designed for 4K workflows in post-production, finishing, graphics, visual effects, and other types of video media – have been certified for use with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic Touch
Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic TouchVicon’s outstanding accuracy and clarity supports Framestore capture scenes for Marvel’s latest comic book superhero Doctor Strange
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that award-winning UK visual effects company Framestore used Vicon motion capture cameras for Marvel Studios latest superhero film Doctor Strange.
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Archion Technologies Expands Gallaudet University's Workflow Capabilities with EditStor Omni
Archion Technologies Expands Gallaudet University's Workflow Capabilities with EditStor OmniOmni increased storage capacity two-fold with a substantial 4K pipeline for future UHD projects and Avid project-sharing.
Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that the renowned Gallaudet University media department has, since 2007, enjoyed a highly successful and long term relationship with Archion, further establishing Archion as one of the country’s leading providers of shared storage solutions for institutions of higher education, including such other prominent universities as Stanford and the University of Southern Carolina.
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MMC Brainville Technology Park Capitalizes on PipelineFX’s Qube!
MMC Brainville Technology Park Capitalizes on PipelineFX’s Qube!Polish Multimedia and IT Tech Location Takes Advantage of Proven Rendering Solution for Visual Effects, Animation and Video Editing Companies
Today, PipelineFX announces the adoption of Qube! at MMC Brainville, one of Poland’s most advanced technology parks. The production render farm manager now currently prioritizes the workloads of 30 companies producing visual effects, animation and video edits for regional and global customers. This is Qube!’s second major deployment in a global tech park following the Jiangye announcement in 2015.
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Archion's Award Winning, NDI Certified, Shared Media Storage Solutions Now Being Distributed to Digital Resellers Through US Broadcast
Archion's Award Winning, NDI Certified, Shared Media Storage Solutions Now Being Distributed to Digital Resellers Through US BroadcastArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that it has been selected by US Broadcast for channel distribution. Archion's products deliver some of the highest storage speeds – contained within the fewest number of chasses -- in the industry, giving broadcast and content creation facilities the ability to deploy more seats ore demanding applications with fewer storage arrays. This tremendous network storage performance enables a single solution for large scale editorial, VFX, color grading, and more.
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Archion EditStor Keeps Away "The Heat" From Langley Productions' "COPS"
Archion EditStor Keeps Away "The Heat" From Langley Productions' "COPS"Langley has over 20 Avid editors connected with 10GigE to EditStor for their shows ‘COPS’ and ‘Jail’
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its EditStor has been successfully performing as the post production storage for the hit Langley Productions reality TV series “Cops,” as well as other Langley TV series, including “Jail.”
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Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K Workflows
Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K WorkflowsArchion/Telestream combination makes for a very powerful 4K video storage workflow system
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Velo, Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS creative storage systems - designed for storage and playback of 4K digital video in post-production, production, graphics, finishing and all types of video media – have been certified for Telestream Vantage.
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metricminds Builds Soccer Field for Mocap Shoot
metricminds Builds Soccer Field for Mocap ShootLeverages Mocap Technology for Rapid Previs Prototyping on Video Game Cut Scenes
Frankfurt-based production company metricmindskeeps gamers on the edge of their seats with stellar video game cinematics, trailers and other animated content. Established in 2001 as a motion capture studio, the company offers clients a complete slate of mocap production services and real-time in-engine animations, along with traditional key-frame animation. Recent notable project credits include “EVOLVE,” “Dying Light,” “Batman: Arkham Origins” and “Star Citizen.”
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Autodesk announces Flame 2017 extension 1
Autodesk announces Flame 2017 extension 1At IBC 2016, Autodesk announced Flame 2017 family extension 1 release for professional 3D visual effects, compositing and finishing. The update includes new 3D scene navigation features and enhancements, collaborative workflow enhancements for working with Autodesk and third-party 3D animation tools, a new way of working with multichannel (EXR) render passes, render quality improvements, better color management and batch compositing enhancements including a new compass tool.
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Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software CompaniesPlug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry
Boris FX™, the leader in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GenArts Inc., developers of premium special effects plug-ins. GenArts’ renowned flagship product, Sapphire™, is a gold standard for high-end visual effects creation at leading film studios and broadcast facilities around the world.
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Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016
Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016Colorfront (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 will showcase how its Transkoder 2016 continues its phenomenal technological advances by streamlining delivery of the diverse formats in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) production, during showcase sessions at IBC 2016, Amsterdam, 9-13 Sep (Okura Hotel), and at the partner booth of Panasonic (Hall 11, Stand C45).
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Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production House NITROUS
Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production House NITROUSArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has announced that its EditStor Omni has successfully enhanced the workflow and media opportunities being utilized by NITROUS Ltd, a leading, New York City-based Production, Original Content and Post Production company.
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Pixspan Enables New Advanced Workflow Solutions At IBC 2016
Pixspan Enables New Advanced Workflow Solutions At IBC 2016Company Expands List of Partners Demonstrating 4K Real-Time Uncompressed Workflows
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Quantum to Showcase Expanded Media Workflow Capabilities of StorNext-Powered Solutions at IBC2016
Streamlining Animation/VFX and Editorial Workflows
At IBC2016, Quantum will showcase its new reference architecture that allows users to maintain storage for an expanding range of media processes and departments — animation/VFX, color grading and high-resolution editorial — within a single shared environment that supplies the type and degree of connectivity required across the end-to-end workflow. Built on Xcellis workflow storage, the architecture incorporates QXS™ hybrid flash-disk storage with Q-Tier technology, providing animators, VFX artists and colorists with the random I/O performance they need for a fraction of the cost of an all-flash solution. Because Quantum's StorNext-powered solutions are already certified with leading applications — including the Autodesk suite, Adobe suite, and animation management tools such as Shotgun — facilities can seamlessly integrate the new reference architecture into existing environments.
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Archion's EditStor Shared Storage Solution Embraced by Stun Creative
Archion's EditStor Shared Storage Solution Embraced by Stun Creative, A Leading Ad/Marketing Agency for Major TV Networks, Hit TV Shows and Brands
Archion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has announced that its EditStor Shared Media Storage Solution has been embraced by Stun Creative, a leading ad/marketing agency specializing in promotional content for major television networks, top TV programs, and brands. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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View Conference 2016 Announcing A Rich Slate Of Industry Speakers, Keynotes And Award Competitions
VIEW Conference 2016, Italy’s largest computer graphics and digital media conference will swing into action October 24, showcasing the largest and most diverse cross-section of industry professionals in animation, visual effects, virtual reality and digital design in the conference’s 17-year history. The renowned Turin, Italy confab spans five days of talks, workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions and awards presented to an expected audience of 6,000 students and professionals. This year, VIEW is headlined by three exciting Keynotes:
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iPi Soft Announces New Automation Add-On Software Tool
iPi Soft Announces New Automation Add-On Software TooliPi Soft, LLC, developers of the iPi Motion Capture line of markerless motion capture technology, today announced the availability of iPi Automation Add-On. The new Automation Add-On tool allows third party software developers to integrate motion capture tracking of human body motions using the company’s iPi Recorder and iPi Mocap Studio software applications.
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Brickyard VFX Goes Off The Charts for Volkswagen Tiguan
Boutique VFX and animation studio Brickyard VFX was recently tapped by Deutsch LA to build a fully CG environment for the new Volkswagen spot “Graph.” The spot puts the new Tiguan inside a line graph, with the line acting as a road. Dynamic animations change the road’s path and characteristics to correspond with the voiceover.
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Shotgun Recognizes Pipeline Heroes at SIGGRAPH 2016
Shotgun Recognizes Pipeline Heroes at SIGGRAPH 2016Shotgun Software today announced the winners of the third annual Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH in Anaheim. The Pipeline Awards recognize tools and individuals who exhibit excellence in pipeline tool development and are pushing the industry forward by making laborious processes better and faster for studios of all sizes.
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HP Announces Power and Performance Boost for HP Z240 Workstation
HP Announces Power and Performance Boost for HP Z240 WorkstationUnder-the-hood improvements deliver reliability, power and remote software linkup to Macs. The HP Z240 has long been a workhorse for power-hungry small and medium businesses, such as design companies, video production studios and architecture firms. But today it gets even more powerful with a double-digit boost to its processing power, memory and the addition of a software receiver to seamlessly link up Apple, Linux and Windows environments.
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Autodesk Upgrades VR Capabilities & 3D Animation Tools for Indie Game Developers at SIGGRAPH 2016
Autodesk Upgrades VR Capabilities & 3D Animation Tools for Indie Game Developers at SIGGRAPH 2016At SIGGRAPH 2016, Autodesk unveiled its latest version of 3D animation and modeling software for indie game developers (Autodesk Maya LT 2017), as well as Autodesk Stingray 1.4, the newest version of its powerful 3D game engine and real-time rendering solution.
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Silverdraft Demon sets VR and Flame on fire at SIGGRAPH 2016
Silverdraft Demon sets VR and Flame on fire at SIGGRAPH 2016Silverdraft (www.silverdraft.com), pioneering maker of sinfully-fast Devil and Demon super-computers for rendering, VFX transcoding, animation, Virtual Reality (VR) and visualization applications, will showcase the superior firepower of its products to enable groundbreaking, collaborative VR and accelerated VFX post production during SIGGRAPH 2016. Highlights include trailblazing demonstrations of Demons running Autodesk’s VRED and Immersive Design Studios’ Canvas visualization software at the partner booths of NVIDIA Corporation (#509) and PNY Technologies (#627), along with the launch of the industry’s fastest-ever Autodesk Flame at B&H Photo (#767).
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Thinkbox Expands Usage-Based Licensing at SIGGRAPH 2016
Thinkbox Expands Usage-Based Licensing at SIGGRAPH 2016Thinkbox Software today announced the availability of on-demand, per-minute licensing for four additional third-party applications via Thinkbox's e-commerce portal, including NVIDIA Iray and Mental Ray, Redshift, and Peregrine Labs' Yeti; Next Limit RealFlow and Maxwell Render are coming soon. Cloud service bundles have also been added allowing users to purchase cloud-based compute resources through the Thinkbox Store; Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is currently available, with more to come. Additionally, Thinkbox will preview Deadline 8.1 at SIGGRAPH 2016 in booth #449, along with the latest updates to artist tools Frost, Krakatoa and Stoke.
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Quantum to Present New High-Efficiency Animation and VFX
Based on Company's Acclaimed Xcellis Storage With QXS Hybrid Flash-Disk Tiering, Architecture Simplifies Collaboration and Speeds Rendering Process
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced a new animation and visual effects (VFX) workflow reference architecture built on the company's award-winning Xcellis™ high-performance shared storage. This robust and exceptionally flexible architecture delivers optimal storage capabilities for animation and editorial operations, thereby streamlining workflows and boosting overall efficiency and productivity. Quantum will demonstrate the new architecture at the SIGGRAPH 2016 Conference and Exhibition, July 24-28, in Anaheim, California (booth 575).
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Autodesk's SIGGRAPH 2016 Vision Series To Feature Presentations from "Star Trek Beyond"
Autodesk’s Vision Series at this year’s SIGGRAPH conference will feature an incredible slate of programming covering visual effects from the summer’s top films, and topics that range from VR workflows to production in the cloud. The sessions will take place on July 26-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Room 207 D and are open to the public.
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Edenspiekermann, One of Europe's Most Renowned Creative Design And Branding Agencies, Launches First U.S. Headquarters
Edenspiekermann, One of Europe's Most Renowned Creative Design And Branding Agencies, Launches First U.S. HeadquartersBerlin-based Edenspiekermann, one of Europe’s most renowned creative design and branding agencies, has opened its first U.S. headquarters, based in Santa Monica, CA.
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ftrack releases powerful new Cinema 4D integration
ftrack releases powerful new Cinema 4D integration3D artists gain powerful production tracking functionality for creative projects
ftrack, the leading project management platform for creative collaborators, has launched a brand new integration with MAXON’s Cinema 4D digital content creation package.
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Quantum SIGGRAPH 2016 Product Preview
At SIGGRAPH 2016 Quantum brings the animation, visual effects (VFX) and virtual reality (VR) market a workflow storage designed to support a complete end-to-end workflow for both frame-based and stream-based content with resolutions of uncompressed 4K, 6K and beyond. At SIGGRAPH 2016 the company will showcase the power of its StorNext® platform across the full media life cycle, and demonstrate how its support of hybrid flash and disk storage in combination enables frame-based animation creation and stream-based editing on a single storage system. Quantum also will feature content created by high-resolution VR specialist Felix & Paul Studios using a model of this storage solution, built on the new Quantum Xcellis™ workflow storage.
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Edenspiekermann, One of Europe's Most Renowned Creative Design and Branding Agencies, Launches First U.S. Headquarters
Edenspiekermann, One of Europe's Most Renowned Creative Design and Branding Agencies, Launches First U.S. HeadquartersBerlin-based Edenspiekermann, one of Europe’s most renowned creative design and branding agencies, has opened its first U.S. headquarters, based in Santa Monica, CA.
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Shotgun Software Customer Straighface Studios: Relies on Shotgun for Quick, Easy Production Management
Shotgun Software Customer Straighface Studios: Relies on Shotgun for Quick, Easy Production ManagementSeattle-based animation, motion graphics, and VFX shop Straightface Studios relied on Shotgun Software to simplify project management on an all-CG animation for the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker.’ The Ballet completely re-concepted the show for the first time in over 30 years, including sets and costumes, calling on Straightface to develop a three-minute animated opening overture that would set the tone for the new show. The animation shows a village inspired by mid-19th century New England, traversing over 372 square miles in 3D before giving way to the physical set. This content replaced a traditional painted curtain, giving the show a more modern feel and helping audiences become more immersed in the show’s new environment.
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Archion Technologies Introduces Omni Hybrid, the Ideal Storage Workflow Solution
Archion Technologies Introduces Omni Hybrid, the Ideal Storage Workflow SolutionArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has introduced into the entertainment, broadcasting and multi-media industries its EditStor Omni Hybrid – the company’s newest product within its family of collaborative storage solutions for demanding media workflows. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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Archion Announces Collaboration with NewTek to Establish EditStor as First Network Storage System to Adopt NDI for IP Production Workflow
Archion Announces Collaboration with NewTek to Establish EditStor as First Network Storage System to Adopt NDI for IP Production WorkflowArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, and one of the newest members of NewTek's Developer Network, has embraced NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for IP-based production workflows. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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Thinkbox Software Tools Help Anchor Bottleship VFX
Thinkbox Software Tools Help Anchor Bottleship VFXDigital destruction is Bottleship VFX’s sweet spot. From fiery explosions to churning waterfalls, the Bulgarian studio excels at crafting data-heavy VFX, including particle work and fluid simulations – feats accomplished in part through Thinkbox Software tools.
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Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear Expo
Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear ExpoExpress Dailies 2016 delivers trendsetting in-production support for UHD HDR workflows
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, will showcase the groundbreaking capabilities of its new Express Dailies 2016 system for Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) image-processing in on-set dailies workflows, during Cine Gear Expo 2016, c/o ALT Systems and Sony.
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The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11th
The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11thLegendary Academy Award-winner Anne V. Coates, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated VFX artists and editors
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 annual one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held this year on June 11, 2016 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. This year's panels include a look at visual effects artists, television's golden age, and groundbreaking documentaries. The event culminates with legendary editor Anne V. Coates, ACE's acclaimed career including The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Becket, In the Line of Fire, and the Oscar winning Lawrence of Arabia," 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 some of today's greatest story tellers."
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Brickyard VFX Provides Start-to-Finish Creative for New Ghirardelli Campaign
Boutique visual effects and animation studio Brickyard VFX teamed with production company Mercy Brothers and ad agency FCB West to bring a new two-spot Ghirardelli campaign to life. Brickyard provided complete creative solutions for the campaign from start to finish, including production, edit, motion design, VFX, and finishing.
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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
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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MSI Introduces World’s First NVIDIA VR Ready Professional Mobile Workstation
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
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
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
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
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
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
Visual Effects Society (VES) Manages VES Awards Production With Shotgun SoftwareFrom 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
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
NVIDIA Launches New Iray Plug-insNVIDIA Iray Comes to Autodesk Maya, Enabling Faster, More Accurate Designs
Autodesk Maya users can create their designs faster and more easily than ever, thanks to our new Iray plug-in for the popular software.
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Nomad Editing Finds a Home with Facilis TerraBlock in NYC
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
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
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
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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High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward
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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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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