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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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Blackmagic Design Products Used to Complete Some of the Summer's Biggest Films
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its products were used on some of the summer season’s biggest blockbusters and most anticipated films. DPs, VFX artists and colorists around the world continue to rely on Blackmagic Design to help deliver professional results.
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MAXON Cinema 4D VFX and Animation Artistry on Avengers: Age of Ultron
Cantina Creative and Territory Studio’s Fictional UI Designs Leverage Powerful 3D Toolset For Enhanced Visual Realism and Complexity
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that preeminent creative, design and visual effects studios – Los Angeles-based Cantina Creative and London-based Territory Studio – leveraged its cornerstone 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a pivotal digital content creation tool to create numerous visual effects to advance story point elements that appear throughout Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron superhero film sequel.
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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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SGO's Mistika Air Packs a Powerful Punch at SMPTE15
News: SGO's Mistika Air Packs a Powerful Punch at SMPTE15Mistika Air takes Broadcast Creativity and Workflow to new Heights at SMPTE15 14 – 17 July 2015 – BOOTH D4 - HORDERN PAVILION, MOORE PARK, SYDNEY
SGO’s Asia Pacific Reseller Partner, Mojo Media Solutions features the innovative Mistika Air post production system in Australia at next month’s SMPTE15 exhibition [Booth D4], being held from 14 - 17 July at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney's Moore Park.
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KUNG FURY - the making of one renegade cop's quest for justice
The creation of Kung Fury – one renegade cop’s righteous quest to uphold law and order
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Carbon 3D : A RealFlow Case Study
a viscous fluid elegantly interacting with intricately detailed ‘buckyball’ geometry, the challenge was intense.a viscous fluid elegantly interacting with intricately detailed ‘buckyball’ geometry, the challenge was intense.
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Telestream Ships New Lightspeed K80 Server for Vantage Products
News: Telestream Ships New Lightspeed K80 Server for Vantage ProductsLatest technologies accelerate throughput, offering significant productivity gains
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced that the new Lightspeed K80 Server is now available from Telestream’s worldwide network of direct enterprise sales and resellers.
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Media 100 Announces Yosemite Support, New $99 Pricing
Fast, Professional, Easy-to-Use Video Editing for Mac OS X. Try it Free for 60 Days.
Boris FX™, the leading developer of visual effects and post-production solutions for film and video, and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announces Media 100 Suite Version 2.1.6 - fast, professional, and easy-to-use video editing software for Mac OS X. The v2.1.6 release adds support for Mac OS X 10.10 (“Yosemite”) and is available at a new breakthrough price of $99 USD.
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Clockwork VFX Revs Up The 3D Animation For Hot Wheels New Campaign
News: Clockwork VFX Revs Up The 3D Animation For Hot Wheels New CampaignHigh-Intensity Package Highlights Animation/Visual Effects Studio’s Deft Touch With Car Action Sequences
For kids, part of the fun of playing with Mattel’s Hot Wheels is the ability to create insane racetrack designs that are limited only by their imagination – intense loops, straightaways and hair-pin turns are all literally in their hands. Visual effects/animation studio Clockwork VFX tapped into that cool factor in a new, high-intensity animation sequence that sets the tone for a new campaign for the classic toy brand, created in-house by Mattel and directed by Emmy-winner James Wahlberg of production company The Calvary, Los Angeles, CA.
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FuseFX Works Its Witchcraft on WGN America's "Salem"
News: FuseFX Works Its Witchcraft on WGN America's "Salem"Studio sets witches on fire, creates a river of ooze and much more for second season of the hit series
Burbank-headquartered FuseFX has been providing visual effects for “Salem” since the drama about witches in colonial Massachusetts made its debut last year as WGN America’s first original series. Currently in the midst of the show’s 13-episode second season, the studio’s team of artists are hard at work, helping to conjure a 17th century world riven with black magic, intrigue and strife. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
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KUNG FURY - the making of one renegade cop's quest for justice
The creation of Kung Fury – one renegade cop’s righteous quest to uphold law and order
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Digital Juice Lifetime Membership Subscription Service Launches Today
News:Digital Juice Lifetime Membership Subscription Service Launches TodayComplete access to the Digital Juice library by joining as a Lifetime Member for a one-time fee
Today, Digital Juice announced the official opening of its much anticipated royalty-free creative content subscription service. This service gives filmmakers, motion graphics artists and graphic designers access to download anything in its huge library -- absolutely free! Members have unprecedented access to the the world’s largest privately owned library of high-quality royalty-free animations, still graphics, stock footage, sound effects, production music and project templates for a groundbreaking one-time low price.
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Telestream Ships Episode 6.5 Multiformat Encoding Software
News: Telestream Ships Episode 6.5 Multiformat Encoding SoftwareNow featuring support for new formats, closed captions, multi-bitrate encoding, and multi-track audio
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that Episode version 6.5 multiformat encoding software is now available. Unveiled at NAB 2015, version 6.5 now includes support for closed captions, the latest formats, multi-bitrate encoding, and multi-track audio.
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Inhance Digital Uses Fusion Studio for VFX on "Grimm"
Hollywood's Inhance Digital uses Fusion Studio to complete VFX work for a number of this year’s top shows, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Nashville,” and “Grimm"
Blackmagic Design today announced today that Hollywood’s Inhance Digital uses Fusion Studio to complete VFX work for a number of this year’s top shows, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Nashville,” and “Grimm,” one of NBC’s most popular and long running shows.
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Zoic Adds Seasoned Flame Artist Toby Brockhurst
News:Zoic Adds Seasoned Flame Artist Toby BrockhurstCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran Flame Artist Toby Brockhurst. With over two decades of experience in VFX, he has worked on effects-driven spots for major brands such as Kia, Guinness, Volvo, EA Sports and BMW, and worked for top shops including MPC, Framestore, The Mill, and Method Studios. He has also amplified the visuals on music videos for the likes of Tori Amos, Air, Annie Lenox, George Michael, Jamiroquai and Missy Elliot, and feature films such as Transformers 3D, Pearl Harbor, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Harry Potter and The Big Lebowski. Recent work out of Zoic includes spots for Jeep, Samsung, and Sony PlayStation.
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PBS & thenewBlank Create Signature Brand Campaign in "PBS Anywhere"
News: PBS & thenewBlank Create Signature Brand Campaign in "PBS Anywhere"“PBS Anywhere” is an animated brand campaign created in collaboration with design and production studio thenewBlank. As presented in the campaign, PBS takes viewers to worlds beyond our own. Once, that world was accessible only through the television box but today PBS captivates and entertains wherever people go: on demand through mobile devices, tablets, and online. Audiences, it suggests, can break out of the box with PBS. The campaign was recently nominated for a PromaxBDA in multiple categories.
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BBC One Drama Adaptation of Poldark Composited in Fusion Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that Poldark, the new hit television drama by production company Mammoth Screen features visual effects production by Lexhag Ltd, including lavish set extensions and 3D matte painting, which were composted in Fusion Studio 7.
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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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Matrox at InfoComm 2015 - Product Preview
News: Matrox at InfoComm 2015 - Product PreviewMatrox® Video and Matrox Graphics Inc. will be sharing booth 4053 at InfoComm 2015 (Orlando, June 17-19). Matrox Video will showcase the award-winning new Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording as well as the VS4Recoder Pro multi-camera event recording app. Matrox Graphics Inc. will present a video wall demo featuring 4K-over-IP to give attendees a preview of what’s up and coming. Matrox Graphics will also demonstrate the award-winning C-Series™ multi-display graphics cards, Maevex™ Full HD over IP H.264 encoders/decoders, the field-proven Mura™ MPX video wall controller boards, and zero-latency Avio™ fiber-optic KVM extenders.
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PipelineFX's Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX
PipelineFX's Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX for Movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
For Vision Globale, creating effects for movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past” could be as complex as their plots. In its work on projects like Bryan Singer's time-travelling, shapeshifting, Academy Award-nominated blockbuster, the Montreal studio uses no fewer than four separate 3D packages, plus numerous other renderers, compositing applications, simulation tools and plugins. Fortunately, Qube!, PipelineFX's powerful render farm manager, is there to bring order to the chaos.
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Central Films North's Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Teams Up Embrace the Weird for Trolli
News: Central Films North's Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Teams Up Embrace the Weird for TrolliLos Angeles-based Central Films North director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz teams up with VFX shop Zoic Studios to infuse a high school science lab with awesomely augmented gummy worms in the new :30 “Sour Brite Crawler Minis” for Trolli out of Periscope, Minneapolis, MN. The spot features a quirky science teacher leading his class on a dissection of the Sour Brite Crawler—native to “Trollidad”—while the students peer down at the larger-than-life neon gummies before them. As one remarkably eager student prods her specimen, the worm begins to bubble and then erupts in a rainbow explosion of the “baby” sized sugary delights. The entire classes relishes in the shower from the apparently pregnant crawler of delectable minis as the teacher gleefully exclaims, “I’m a daddy!”
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The Foundry Delivers NUKE Non-commercial
Industry Standard for VFX, Editorial and Finishing Free for Non-commercial Use
It’s known in the industry as the most powerful solution for compositing, used for everything from major motion pictures, including the Oscar® winning Gravity, episodic and commercials, to immersive live action content in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR). In fact, since 2008, every film nominated for an Oscar® for Best Visual Effects has used The Foundry’s solutions.
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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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Pond5 Introduces Backlots and Backlots+
The digital backlot footage collection provides the ultimate solution for green screen studios and compositing.
Pond5, the world’s leading online marketplace for royalty-free video footage, music, images and other creative assets, unveiled two new types of video content today—Backlots and Backlots+. Provided by partner CT Image, these digital backlots allow editors to flawlessly simulate background scenery from 25 of the world’s major cities in their video productions.
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Breaking News - SGO Advances with New NVIDIA Quadro M6000 - NAB Booth SL3825
News: Breaking News - SGO Advances with New NVIDIA Quadro M6000 - NAB Booth SL3825SGO Advances with New NVIDIA Quadro M6000 SGO elevates performance of its Mistika and Mamba FX post production products with support for the new NVIDIA® Quadro® M6000 graphics processing unit
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Telestream to Unveil Episode 6.5 at NAB
News: Telestream to Unveil Episode 6.5 at NABTelestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that it will unveil the latest version of its multiformat video encoding software Episode 6.5 at NAB 2015 on booth SL3305. Scheduled for release later in Q2 2015, version 6.5 will feature support for closed captions, new formats, multi-bitrate encoding, and multi-track audio.
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ONSIGHT used Mistika to Visualise Flight Evolution in the BAFTA nominated “David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies”
News: ONSIGHT used Mistika to Visualise Flight Evolution in the BAFTA nominated “David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies”“The story of evolutionary flight is one I’ve always wanted to tell... It’s our most ambitious yet.”...David Attenborough
The spellbinding visual account of how flying animals evolved into the familiar species we see today, became a reality in stunning documentary series David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies, produced by Atlantic Productions with the help of SGO's powerful and cutting-edge Mistika technology at ONSIGHT.
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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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ArsenalFX Provides Flame and Compositing Work on New Samsung Jewels Spot for Client McKinney
News: ArsenalFX Provides Flame and Compositing Work on New Samsung Jewels Spot for Client McKinneyArsenalFX, a leading visual effects, motion graphics and design studio specializing inglobal commercial media and entertainment services, has just completed work on a new Samsung spot through client McKinney of North Carolina. ArsenalFX provided Flame cleanup and compositing for a new Samsung spot, entitled “Jewels.”
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SGO Inspires “Aspiration in Post” with Cutting-Edge Technology at NAB
Creative post production specialists SGO presents version 8.5 of the Mistika colour grading and finishing system and version 2.06 of the Mamba FX compositing software on Booth SL3825 at NAB2015.
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IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life Channel
News: IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life ChannelDirector Ian Karr Captures Real Life Drama In Powerful POV :60 Image Spot
How do you capture the arc of a life in 60 seconds? That was the challenge Director Ian Karr and creative boutique IKA Collective were asked with for the debut of Discovery Life Channel. The :60 image spot, “Love Every Step,” captures the life story of a young woman from childhood to the birth of her own daughter. Using an immersive POV style, the campaign pushes the limits of technology while pulling on our heartstrings.
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Shotgun Provides Plug-and-Play Production Tracking and Review for Indie Stop Motion Short “Mermaids on Mars”
Athena Studios is an Emeryville, Calif-based full service production and animation studio. The studio has been creating films, video and multimedia projects for over 20 years, and is currently producing a stop-motion short called Mermaids on Mars. The short is based on a book by Nancy Guettier, directed by Jon V. Peters and features the work of artists whose credits include stop motion films Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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Pronology's Asset Management Software Was Behind The Scenes At The 87Th Annual Oscars®
Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was once again backstage with its latest media asset management solutions for the 87th annual Oscars® telecast, which kicked off Sunday, February 22. Pronology's user-friendly interface gave producers the ability to monitor and approve all pre-recorded content for the fifth consecutive year, providing an extraordinary level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of such an enormous, complex show.
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Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio
News: Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects in Matthew Vaughn’s latest worldwide cinema release “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
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Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'
News: Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'The Leftovers Move Forward
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Blackmagic URSA and Production Camera 4K Used on Opening Title for ‘Doctors 3’
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K were used to shoot the opening titles of the third season of the popular Japanese drama series on Asahi TV, “Doctors 3.” Production for the opening titles was done by Tokyo based Helmet Inc.
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LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
News: LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade LaunchesFor a limited time, add the powerful, easy-to-use modeling, rendering and animation tools in LightWave 3D to any creative pipeline at an exclusive price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 2015 software to current owners of all other 2D and 3D software programs for only $695, a savings of $300 over the current $995 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end February 20, 2015. Details of the offer are available at www.lightwave3d.com/crossgrade_promo.
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Marshland Wins TEN Goya Awards
News: Marshland Wins TEN Goya AwardsVersatility, power and technological innovation all in one system - Everything went like clockwork from start to finish with Mistika.”
Confirming its well-deserved place as Spain's film of the year with a coveted Best Picture Goya, Marshland , post produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, has won TEN Goya® Awards.
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NEWS: Zoic Teams up with Industrial Toys for the Launch of Mobile Shooter 'Midnight Star'
News: NEWS: Zoic Teams up with Industrial Toys for the Launch of Mobile Shooter 'Midnight Star'For the launch of the highly anticipated mobile sci-fi shooter Midnight Star, Culver City-based visual effects shop Zoic Studios has partnered with independent game studio Industrial Toys to enhance the visual experience for this immersive adventure. This is Industrial Toys’ debut title, having launched by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian in 2012 to create great mobile games for core gamers.
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NY's WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika Precision
News: NY's WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika PrecisionAArmadillo supplies Mistika Precision Panels for Expanding Grading Department
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Frankie helps Qoros cars take centre stage in Chinese desert
When your Los Angeles base of operations sits just off the world famous Hollywood Boulevard, you don't need to go far to get the best possible locations for your projects. Even so, Ingenuity Engine opted to take their project for Qoros Automotive to the car company's homeland of China.
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Intelligent Creatures Uses Fusion Studio For Visual Effects For “Orphan Black”
Blackmagic Design today announced that Toronto based visual effects shop Intelligent Creatures is using Fusion Studio to complete VFX for the hit show “Orphan Black.” VFX work for the show will now include extensive effects for the new season of the show.
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SynthEyes 1502 3-D Tracker Refreshes for Fusion
Enhanced Support for Blackmagic Design's Fusion 7 Compositing App
Andersson Technologies LLC has announced SynthEyes 1502, the latest version of its 3-D tracking and match-moving application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 Goyas
News: Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 GoyasPost produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, suspense thriller Marshland is Spain's film of the year, nominated for seventeen Goya Awards. Best Special Effects nominee for his role as colorist and digital effects supervisor, Juan Ventura Pecellín remarked, Mistika's impressive capabilities helped us to achieve a 100% realistic look which was nothing less than spectacular.”
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Sundance Film “Being Evel” Completed Using Blackmagic Cameras, Teranex and DaVinci Resolve
News: Sundance Film “Being Evel” Completed Using Blackmagic Cameras, Teranex and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that the film “Being Evel” was shot using Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, and post production was completed using Teranex 2D Processors and DaVinci Resolve. Co created by “Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville, along with director, co creator and Oscar winner Daniel Junge, the documentary will make its world premier at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
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HitFilm 3 Pro - the only all-in-one editing, 3D and VFX software
Cutting edge post-production product released today
HitFilm 3 Pro, the latest video editing and visual effects software from FXHOME, is available to order today from hitfilm.com for just $299 (£229).
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Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware Upgrade
News: Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware UpgradePanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its popular AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld that incorporates a new codec (AVC-Intra Class200), full HD streaming and automatic contents transfer, and new recording formats, all enhancing production and remote newsgathering.
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HitFilm 3 Pro - the only all-in-one editing, 3D and VFX software
HitFilm 3 Pro, the latest video editing and visual effects software from FXHOME, is available to order today from hitfilm.com for just $299 .
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
News: Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board ChairMike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2015 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2015 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was elected as Board Chair.
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NEWS: Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 13th Annual VES Awards
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Leads the Feature Film Nominations; Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls are Top Animated Film Contenders; Game of Thrones Leads the Broadcast Field
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 13th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists who bring this work to life. Nominees were selected by VES members via events hosted by its nine sections - Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards will be held on February 4th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Muse VFX Installs Fusion 7 Studio in Its Hollywood Pipeline
News: Muse VFX Installs Fusion 7 Studio in Its Hollywood PipelineBlackmagic Design today announced that Muse VFX has expanded its Fusion pipeline to include Fusion 7 Studio. Fusion 7 Studio will be used for VFX on all of Muse VFX’s projects, including CBS’s “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans,” as well as MTV's “Teen Wolf” hit television shows.
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Brewster Parsons Takes On "Brave Frontier" For Gumi & Ignited
News: Brewster Parsons Takes On "Brave Frontier" For Gumi & IgnitedBrewster Parsons, the award-winning visual effects, CG & design studio, launched a new 30-second commercial for gumi Inc.’s hit mobile role-playing game (RPG) “Brave Frontier.” Collaborating closely with both ad agency Ignited in Los Angeles and client gumi Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, the team at Brewster Parsons stretched creatively to design a unique “Western Anime” look for the new project.
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Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer Powerhouse
News: Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer PowerhouseStrategic acquisition merges leading visual effects software developer with Academy Award-winning creator of motion tracking and rotoscoping tools
Boris FX, the expert in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems Ltd., the UK-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking™ and masking tools.
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Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7
News: Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7Flexible Built-in Cloud Support Lets Users Leverage Private and Public Resources
Thinkbox Software today announced that Deadline 7 is now available across platforms. The latest version of the scalable high-volume compute management solution boasts built-in VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) capabilities, which allow artists, architects and engineers to harness resources in both public and private clouds.
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Press Release: SolidAnim Races with "The Crew"
SolidAnim, a company specializing in 3D animation for visual effects for film, television and video games, announced its motion capture technology was utilized for Ubisoft's latest video game, The Crew.
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FuseFX Expands to New York and Vancouver
News: FuseFX Expands to New York and VancouverRapidly growing visual effects studio is currently servicing nearly three dozen television shows and feature films including “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “American Horror Story” and “The Blacklist”
FuseFX, which provides visual effects services for television, features and commercials, the former including Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and American Horror Story has opened full-scale production facilities in New York and Vancouver.
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PR: humble and Occam Create 10-Year Anniv. Brand Film for Mozilla Firefox
News: PR: humble and Occam Create 10-Year Anniv. Brand Film for Mozilla FirefoxBicoastal creative studio humble and ad agency Occam recently teamed to create a :75 brand manifesto film for Mozilla Firefox to mark its tenth anniversary.
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Imagineer Systems Celebrates a Successful Year with Annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale
News: Imagineer Systems Celebrates a Successful Year with Annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday SaleFrom November 26 through December 1, receive 30% off all mocha Pro sales, including all upgrades from bundled versions plus node-locked and floating licenses
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LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New Price
News: LightWave 2015 Unveiled at New PriceOpens the door for greater creative workflow for 3D artists and designers, highlighting advanced Bullet Dynamics, Genoma 2 advanced character rigging, Importance Sampling for architectural and product visualization and much more
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., opens the door to a new era of creativity for artists, animators and designers working in 3D with the release of LightWave 2015 3D software for Windows and Mac operating systems.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces the Public Beta for Sapphire 8
News: GenArts, Inc. Announces the Public Beta for Sapphire 8GenArts, Inc. is excited to announce the release of the Sapphire 8 public beta. The public beta allows everyone -- both new and current Sapphire users -- to experience version 8 before its mid-December release.
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Hooligan Welcomes Senior VFX Flame Artist Paul Marangos
News: Hooligan Welcomes Senior VFX Flame Artist Paul MarangosHooligan, a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects, is pleased to announce the addition of Senior Visual Effects Flame Artist Paul Marangos. With 20+ years of post-production experience, Marangos notably spent eight years at VFX, design & animation powerhouse The Mill. He has already wrapped up several projects with Hooligan, including commercials for CITI and Match.com, and Indrani's short film "Crescendo," curated by Pepsi in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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HitFilm 3 Pro
An entire post-production studio in one product
FXHOME has announced that the latest version of its cutting-edge video editing and visual effects software, HitFilm 3 Pro, is now available for pre-order.
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Blackmagic Design Revolutionizes the Visual Effects Industry with Fusion 7
Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion 7, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available completely free of charge.
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China’s Shiyan TV Upgraded with ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
News: China’s Shiyan TV Upgraded with ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Shiyan TV, a regional broadcaster in the city of Shiyan, Hubei province, installed the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4Ks with ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panels as the main and backup switchers for its main production studio.
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FilmLight Demonstrates Latest Colour Pipeline Solutions at CAPER 2014
News: FilmLight Demonstrates Latest Colour Pipeline Solutions at CAPER 2014Comprehensive grading solutions at every stage on display in Argentina
FilmLight, alongside its Argentine reseller IPLUSB, is using CAPER 2014 to demonstrate its latest colour grading solutions, designed to seamlessly integrate with today’s evolving workflows.
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MAXON Announces Grand Prize Winner in Inaugural “WinC4D” Challenge
Jeremy Mansford Leverages Cinema 4D Lite and Adobe After Effects CC Toolsets to Take Top Honors in Themed Animation Contest
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, congratulates Australian-based digital artist and motion designer Jeremy Mansford on winning the grand prize in the first MAXON “WinC4D.com”animation contest for his entry entitled Titan Smash. Launched earlier this year in July, WinC4D is a new competition and contest site sponsored by MAXON that invites digital artists to submit original10-second themed animation content utilizing Adobe® After Effects® CC and Cinema 4D Lite to showcase the innovative ways creative professionals can use the two programs to create compelling digital content.
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Blur Studio Brings Skylanders Trap Team™ to Life in New 72andSunny Campaign
News: Blur Studio Brings Skylanders Trap Team™ to Life in New 72andSunny Campaign“Inside the Trap” and “Trapping Kaos” Highlight Latest Installment of Activision’s Popular, Award-Winning Skylanders® Franchise
The characters and world of Skylanders received the Blur Studio treatment in two new :30 commercials produced by critically-acclaimed ad agency 72andSunny for Activision. With CG sequences helmed by Blur's Oscar-nominated director Jeff Fowler, "Inside the Trap" and "Trapping Kaos" feature an exciting new visual scope to bring Blur's special brand of high-octane storytelling to the imaginative world of Skylanders.
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Mixamo and Adobe Bring 3D Character Animation to Photoshop CC
Artists can now import 3D animated characters and blend them with 2D scenes in the latest version of Photoshop CC
Mixamo, Inc announced today it worked with Adobe to provide support for the use of 3D animated characters in the latest release of Photoshop CC. Now Adobe® Photoshop® CC users have the ability to import animated 3D characters in COLLADA format. Once imported into Photoshop CC, artists can use the animated characters for a number of workflows, such as creating animations, 2D/3D compositing, 3D painting of character textures, and 3D printing.
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Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile at MAX 2014
Latest Creative Cloud Release Drives Deep Connections Between New Family of Mobile Apps and Enhanced CC Desktop Tools Via All-New Creative Profile
At Adobe MAX 2014, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it is shipping a milestone release of Creative Cloud that transforms how creatives work across desktops and devices. This major release includes significant feature updates to 13 essential CC desktop tools that link to a new family of integrated mobile apps. In addition, the latest versions of Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC include breakthroughs in Touch support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Surface Pro 3. Central to this release is an all-new Creative Profile that drives deep connections between CC desktop tools and 9 new mobile apps that extend the power of the Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Premiere franchises onto mobile devices.
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Imagineer Systems Celebrates the Season with its Annual Halloween Video Contest
mocha users are invited to show off their filmmaking tricks for a chance to win software treats from Imagineer Systems, Boris FX, FXHome, Rampant Design, Red Giant and Digital Anarchy
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® planar tracking technology, is again on the lookout for the year’s most horrifying, or most hysterical, Halloween short film. The Halloween-inspired videos will win a number of software prizes from Imagineer Systems and contest partners Boris FX, FXHome, Rampant Design, Red Giant and Digital Anarchy.
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Boris FX Adds Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Support to Boris Continuum Complete and Boris RED Product Lines
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announces added host support for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve to its flagship product line, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), and to Boris RED.
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Light of Day Adds Director Brian Petsos
News: Light of Day Adds Director Brian PetsosFilm veteran brings his comedic talent to commercials
NY-based production and VFX shop Light of Day has signed director Brian Petsos for his first commercial representation. Petsos has worn multiple hats, serving as writer, producer, actor and director for a range of film projects, writing and producing “Boobie” (starring Petsos and Elijah Wood) and “Sticky Minds” (starring Petsos, Kristen Wiig and Adam Brody), producing “Adventures In The Sin Bin” and writing feature screenplays for top entertainment studios. Petsos recently directed the dark comedy short “Ticky Tacky” (starring Oscar Isaac), which premiered at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.
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Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Starring Clive Owen
News: Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” Starring Clive OwenFor the critically acclaimed Cinemax series, “The Knick,” helmed by Academy Award-winning and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic,” “Side Effects,” HBO's "Behind the Candelabra") and starring Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actor Clive Owen (“Closer,” “Children of Men,” HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn"), Phosphene, the lead VFX house, created effects that ranged from complex character augmentation to detailed period set extensions, medical enhancements and period anachronisms.
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MAXON Announces Participation at After Effects World, September 26 - 28, 2014
Focused Training Sessions To Explore Close Integration Between MAXON Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering software solutions, is pleased to participate and sponsor the After Effects World Conference taking place September 26 - 28, 2014, in Seattle. Now in its second year, the conference gathers innovators, VFX and motion graphics professionals for an in-depth exploration of Adobe After Effects CC and its pipeline to other software applications that enhance user creativity.
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Boris FX Adds ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Support to Boris Continuum Complete and Boris RED Product Lines
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announces added host support for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH® to its flagship product line, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), and to Boris RED. The new products were unveiled during IBC 2014 (September 12-16, Amsterdam, NL).
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Fuel Your Creative Passion with the Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable Price
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc.
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.
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FilmLight Establishes Unique Partnerships at IBC2014
Key developers in the post and broadcast industry illustrate their partnerships with FilmLight throughout IBC2014 with collaborative demonstrations and distinctive presentations – exhibiting tools for the entire production process from on-set to delivery. In each location, the focus is on evolving workflows, ease of work and cost efficiencies across multiple platforms and formats.
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eyeball Unfolds The World of SERVPRO With CG-Integrated Brand Campaign Via The Buntin Group
News: eyeball Unfolds The World of SERVPRO With CG-Integrated Brand Campaign Via The Buntin GroupCreative strategic design agency eyeball recently reunited with SERVPRO agency of record The Buntin Group to create a new campaign that expands on the image of the water and fire damage restoration service provider with photo-real CG animation, as well as practical visual effects.
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Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)
News: Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)First European and US Productions Deploy Specialist Codex Action Cam Shooting Packages
Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is shipping Codex Action Cam – the small camera with a big workflow. Having taken the market by storm with its NAB 2014 debut, the point-shoot-post system is now being used on feature and advertising productions in Europe and the US, as well as being innovatively modified and adapted by customers into specialist 2D and 3D stereo shooting packages. Codex Action Cam is one of the highlights at the Codex stand (Hall 11.C71) at IBC 2014, 12-16 September, Amsterdam.
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Full-Service Production Company Shuttlecraft Launches In New York
News: Full-Service Production Company Shuttlecraft Launches In New YorkIndustry Vets Ronnie Koff and Dan Dickenson Partner on New Venture
Shuttlecraft, a full-service production company founded by partners Ronnie Koff and Dan Dickenson, has just opened its New York studio. Specializing in high-end, cinematic visual storytelling, Shuttlecraft is a boutique offering live-action and post-production services, including VFX, animation, editorial, compositing and finishing. Koff, formerly of Imaginary Forces, will serve as Executive Creative Director; and Dickenson, founder of international directing collective Supergoober, will act as Managing Partner/Executive Producer. Robert Berman will serve as Executive Producer.
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Ben Gibbs, Jan Cilliers and Celest Gilbert Launch GIRL OVERBOARD
News: Ben Gibbs, Jan Cilliers and Celest Gilbert Launch GIRL OVERBOARDFilm and commercial VFX Supervisor Ben Gibbs, VFX Supervisor and Lead Flame Artist, Jan Cilliers and Executive Producer Celest Gilbert launch creative studio GIRL OVERBOARD.
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SolidAnim and SolidTrack: Combined Solution for Virtual Production Launches at IBC 2014
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, is introducing a new version of SolidTrack, combined with its motion capture solution, at IBC 2014.
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Visual Effects Society Announces the Release of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures, 2nd Edition
Praised by Stakeholders as the Definitive Industry Bible for VFX
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, proudly announced the release of the much-anticipated 2nd edition of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects. Hailed as the most complete guide to visual effects techniques and best practices on the market today, it covers essential techniques and solutions for all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors, from pre-production through production and post-production. The updated guide has already been reviewed as “..the definitive visual effects textbook for our times..” by Animation World Network and “A 'must' for anyone involved in any aspect of visual effects production" by BookWatch.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Neutron And Epoch | Neutron Low Profile Half Length Uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI I/O Video Cards
Applications Include SDK for 3Rd Party Developers, 4K 60p I/O Workflows, Digital Intermediary, Digital Content Creation, Video Servers, Encoding, Decoding & Streaming of MPEG and H.264, Live and Non-Live CG Supporting Windows, Linux and Mac OSX Operating Systems New Cards Immediately Available
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduced and announced the immediate availability of the Epoch | 4K Neutron and Epoch | Neutron video cards at IBC 2014.
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SGO France Officially Opens its Doors
News: SGO France Officially Opens its DoorsMistika's Brand Grows in Strength in New French Venture
Based in Madrid, SGO expands its European horizons further with the launch of a new office in France which will open its doors next month to serve a thriving creative community.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 Units
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 UnitsNow Available for the Avid™ Product Family for the First-Time
Boris Continuum Complete 9 (BCC) Units are now available from Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film. The sixteen Units include new filters, features, and speed improvements from the recently updated flagship product, Boris Continuum Complete.
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SGO Powers Up With New NVIDIA Quadro K5200
News: SGO Powers Up With New NVIDIA Quadro K5200SGO accelerates its high-end post production products with the NVIDIA Quadro K5200. This new graphics board provides significantly higher performance and greater data handling capability than the previous generation Quadro, for SGO's Mamba FX and Mistika products, which are utilised in the world's biggest film, television and commercial productions.
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Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and Exciting Innovations at IBC2014
News: Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and Exciting Innovations at IBC2014Visit Stand 7.K29 for Demos of the Brand New mocha Pro 4 Plus an Exclusive Preview of the Newest Features to be Released in Version 4.1; See Presentations from Industry Professionals Martin Brennand, Lars Wemmje and Ben Brownlee Heusner
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® planar tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s IBC Show, which will be held at the RAI in Amsterdam from September 12th through 16th. Visit Imagineer Systems at stand 7.K29 for hands-on demonstrations of the recently released mocha Pro 4, which features a brand new stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, Adobe Premiere support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects and post-production facilities. Attendees to the show can also get a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released mocha Pro v4.1, plus hear from visual effects artists using mocha in their daily workflows.
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Grupo Secuoya Invests in Mistika for All Their Productions
News: Grupo Secuoya Invests in Mistika for All Their ProductionsComedy Drama Series "Vive Cantando” is the first Grupo Secuoya project using SGO's technology
Content creation communications giant Grupo Secuoya, one of Spain's major production companies, boasts the recent purchase of a Mistika DI 4K system with DCP creation capabilities from SGO, to enhance their post production department. Grupo Secuoya offers valuable solutions and communication services for production companies, TV channels and many other industries.
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Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
News: Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of ThronesRodeo FX was rewarded with a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a total of 150 visual effects shots for the 4th season of HBO’s most popular show of all time.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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Gasket Studios Creates Breathtaking, New Logo Animation For Activision’s Sierra Games
News: Gasket Studios Creates Breathtaking, New Logo Animation For Activision’s Sierra GamesGasket Studios (the design, visual effects and animation studio) is finishing up Summer 2014 with a new logo animation for Activision and its re-launched brand: Sierra Games. The breathtaking logo animation was unveiled at Gamescom 2014 when Activision announced the newest Sierra Games, a re-imagined King’s Quest as well as "Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions."
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Darkroom Asia Illuminates the Industry with Mistika
News: Darkroom Asia Illuminates the Industry with MistikaFirst Film Posted in Mistika at Darkroom Asia Helps to Revitalise the Film Industry in Pakistan
Pioneering post house Darkroom Asia won a major contract with ARY Films as a strategic partner in providing post production and VFX-related services, as a direct result of its investment in an SGO Mistika 4K system purchased from reseller Pixelution. Darkroom Asia is the first facility in Pakistan to host a cutting-edge Mistika 4K suite to support its television commercials and feature film projects.
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SGO to Showcase Mistika's Real-time 4K capabilities with Mamba FX at BIRTV 2014
News: SGO to Showcase Mistika's Real-time 4K capabilities with Mamba FX at BIRTV 2014SGO Booth 8B09, CIEC, Beijing, 27 – 30 August 2014
Mistika and Mamba FX will be showcased at the SGO Booth 8B09 at BIRTV (Beijing International Radio, TV and Film Equipment Exhibition) held at the CIEC in Beijing from 27 - 30 August. BIRTV provides an inspiring platform for creatives featuring leading-edge technology in a rapidly growing marketplace, attended by over 55 000 people across the world.
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Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World Clients
News: Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World ClientsCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is marking the one-year anniversary of its highly successful MediaWorks initiative. MediaWorks is a project-based learning course in Cogswell’s Digital Audio Technology (DAT) program. MediaWorks produces short audiovisual pieces in collaboration with students of the Digital Art & Animation (DAA) program, for various real-world businesses and organizations based in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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OTOY Expands OctaneRender™ Integration to NUKE, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4, and Digital Molecular Matter Engine
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today announced expanded support for its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, giving artists and animators more choice in where and how they work and accelerating content creation by bringing lightning fast true-to-life rendering to four more popular 3D applications. Along with previously announced plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, OctaneRender™ plugins are also in development for The Foundry’s NUKE compositing software, Side Effects Software’s Houdini™ 3D animation software, Autodesk’s MotionBuilder® 3D character animation software, and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
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Boris FX Names Stephen Hayes Director of Business Development
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces the appointment of Stephen Hayes to Director of Business Development, worldwide. Hayes will oversee key user markets, end user and reseller engagement, industry event presence, and help direct overall business goals.
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