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Andrew Bell Joins Method Studios as Sr. EP/VP, Advertising Operations
Andrew Bell Joins Method Studios as Sr. EP/VP, Advertising OperationsLong-time VFX exec Andrew Bell has joined the leadership team of Method Studios’ Advertising business in Los Angeles as Sr. EP/VP, Advertising Operations. In this role reporting to Method Advertising MD and EVP Stuart Robinson, he’ll work alongside Method L.A.’s Commercials VFX Sr. EP/VP Stephanie Gilgar and Digital Studio head Jeff Werner to drive day-to-day operations in the L.A. studio, curate talent, and bring Method’s capabilities to brand, agency and production company clients on the west coast.
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Ford F-150 and Big Block use Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve Studio on New 2018 Campaign
Ford F-150 and Big Block use Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve Studio on New 2018 CampaignBlackmagic Design announced today that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used on Ford’s latest 2018 F-150 campaign, produced by Big Block and agency GTB, with colorist Brandon Chavez and Director Paul Trillo. Noted for their visually rich and fast-paced spots, Ford’s marketing concept, that their vehicles are not just always raising the bar, but that they are the bar, is reflected heavily in the commercials themselves. Each campaign presents multiple viewpoints of that familiar tag line, and the 2018 campaign was no exception.
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Editor Alan Edward Bell Uses Fusion 9 Studio on Red Sparrow
Editor Alan Edward Bell Uses Fusion 9 Studio on Red Sparrow
Bell used Fusion Studio as one of his editing tools while cutting the film, using it to create performance enhancing VFX during the editing process.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Editor Alan Edward Bell used its visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics software, Fusion 9 Studio, while editing the film “Red Sparrow.”
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Boris FX Announces Free 360/VR Plug-in Giveaway for the Month of May
Boris FX Announces Free 360/VR Plug-in Giveaway for the Month of May
The Boris FX Continuum VR Unit is now available free through May 31, 2018. Five 360° enabled plug-ins for immersive video post-production.
The new Continuum VR Unit from Boris FX, the leading creative visual effects plug-in developer, delivers five useful and fast filters for professional reframing, editing, and finishing 360° video. The recently released 360° toolset fills a gap in the rapidly growing 360/VR immersive filmmaking industry which requires specialized tools to process spherical video formats. From now through May 31, 2018, Boris FX is offering the Continuum VR Unit as a free giveaway (a $199 value).
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15
New upgrade fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and improvements that editors and colorists have asked for!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 15, a massive update that fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, making it the world’s first solution to combine professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and now visual effects together in one software tool. DaVinci Resolve 15 adds an entirely new Fusion page with over 250 tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles and more.
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Ross Video unveils a wave of new products at NAB keynote event
Ross Video unveils a wave of new products at NAB keynote event
David Ross unveils new openGear frame, Ultrix IP platform, video image processor, graphics hardware and software, news server, cloud-based MAM, and robotics lift to packed audience
The Ross Video keynote and reception is traditionally held the night before the opening of NAB and always brings some unexpected product announcements. This year’s event was no different, as CEO David Ross charmed a full-house of almost 1000 customers, partners and press, unveiling an unprecedented number of new products.
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Feel the Colors with Beck's Latest Music Video from Director Edgar Wright and The Mill
Feel the Colors with Beck's Latest Music Video from Director Edgar Wright and The Mill
Available exclusively on Apple Music, ‘Colors’ is the title track to Beck’s 13th album. The music video lives up to its namesake thanks to dynamic choreography by Ryan Heffington, complemented by specialized color grading, compositing, and playful animated graphics from The Mill.
“Colors” is the dazzling new video directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, The Cornetto Trilogy, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), that brings the title track of Beck’s current album to vivid multi-hued life, aided and abetted by kinetic choreography by Ryan Heffington. Beck and Wright’s collaboration on the “Colors” video has resulted in something completely alien yet strangely familiar, as if an extraterrestrial culture had accidentally intercepted a transmission of a Busby Berkeley film—and chosen to create their own sequel.
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Friends of Mine helps OtterBox global brand film "Pass It On"
Friends of Mine helps OtterBox global brand film "Pass It On"Emmy Award®- winning design and branding studio Friends of Mine and its Creative Director and Co-Founder Jeremy Lindenmier have partnered with client OtterBox to envision, produce and launch a unique, seven-part brand film spanning seven locations around the world.
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Rising Sun Pictures Partners with University of South Australia to Develop VFX Undergraduate Program
Rising Sun Pictures Partners with University of South Australia to Develop VFX Undergraduate Program
RSP has been providing UniSA-accredited training in visual effects for three years. From 2019 onwards as many as 100 UniSA students, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, will take part in the various VFX offerings at RSP.
Award-winning visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures is expanding its educational partnership with the University of South Australia (UniSA). Beginning in 2019, RSP will commence delivering the entire third year of UniSA’s new VFX specialisation within the Bachelor of Media Arts degree. Currently enrolled second year students will be able to transition into the new specialisation in 2019. All courses open to third-year students will be delivered at RSP’s production facility in Adelaide and taught by working professionals. The aim is to provide graduates with the skills and experience to move directly into industry jobs.
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Aardman’s Early Man – axisVFX seamlessly blends VFX with stop-motion across 1,350 VFX shots
Aardman’s Early Man – axisVFX seamlessly blends VFX with stop-motion across 1,350 VFX shots
Bristol-based VFX outfit delivers impressive effects on Nick Park’s latest feature.
axisVFX, the visual effects arm of Axis Studios and creator of high-end CG imagery for television and film projects, has delivered 1,350 shots over the course of 13 months on Aardman Animations’ latest stop motion epic Early Man. The work included the film’s dramatic prologue, epic stadium shots, the moody badlands, lava, fire and water FX.
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Boris FX Adds Alan Lorence, Brings Back Famed Particle Illusion System
Boris FX Adds Alan Lorence, Brings Back Famed Particle Illusion System
Particle Illusion Founder and Engineer Set to Helm a Newly Redesigned, GPU-Accelerated Update for Fast VFX and Motion Graphics Generation
After taking a two year hiatus from the visual effects plug-in industry, Alan Lorence, former wondertouch founder and GenArts product manager, joins the Boris FX™ team as Product Manager. The addition of Lorence brings his career full circle as he is set to relaunch Particle Illusion, his first major contribution to the visual effects industry. The renowned sprite-based particle generator for creating motion graphics elements like smoke, fireworks, and sparkles was acquired by Boris FX from GenArts in 2016.
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Boris FX Announces New Particle Illusion and App Manager, Previews New 2018 Product Lineup at NAB 2018
Boris FX Announces New Particle Illusion and App Manager, Previews New 2018 Product Lineup at NAB 2018
Technology showcase of popular post-production plug-ins: Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha for editing, motion graphics, and visual effects
Boris FX™, the leading developer of professional post-production tools, will be showcasing major new versions of the industry’s premier plug-ins: Continuum, Sapphire, and Mocha in connection with the brand new 2018 Boris FX App Manager at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), April 9-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Booth SL7620).
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Roland Professional A/V Now Shipping the XS-62S Six-Channel Video Switcher and Audio Mixer
Roland Professional A/V Now Shipping the XS-62S Six-Channel Video Switcher and Audio MixerRoland Professional A/V is now shipping the XS-62S, an integrated six-channel video switcher and audio mixer with PTZ camera control capabilities in a space-saving design, optimized for installed or portable live event, recording, broadcast and streaming productions. The XS-62S delivers a powerful feature set in a compact 1RU form factor and can be operated by a single user from easy-to-use front panel controls, or remotely from a Mac or PC or programmable interface.
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Roland Now Shipping V-60HD Multi-Format Video Switcher
Roland Now Shipping V-60HD Multi-Format Video SwitcherRoland Professional A/V is now shipping the V-60HD, a compact, integrated video switcher and audio mixer. Its sophisticated feature set is perfectly suited for live event production as well as broadcast, recording and streaming. The V-60HD supports SDI camera inputs plus scaled HDMI inputs for data, computer, tablet and other video sources via a variety of video connections, plus a Program and independent AUX bus for confidence, downstage monitor or side screens. The V-60HD also offers advanced audio functionality including multi-channel embedded audio, XLR/TRS and RCA analog inputs, and multichannel embedded audio to two SDI outputs, plus comprehensive dynamics and auto-mixing.
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Take advantage of education discount for Avid Connect 2018
Take advantage of education discount for Avid Connect 2018
Avid Connect conference at the Wynn Las Vegas, April 6-8 2018
Register now for Avid Connect 2018. It’s your opportunity to learn, and be heard! Many want to know what it takes to become a feature film editor today. What's the secret to put them on the 'inside track' and break into the film editing profession? Get the latest perspective from industry insiders, veteran film editor Lawrence Jordan, ACE (Back To the Future, Netflix's Naked) and assistant editor Richard Sanchez (Suicide Squad).
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Storm Broadcast appointed as sole distributor for Signum products for UK and Ireland
Storm Broadcast appointed as sole distributor for Signum products for UK and Ireland
See Signum on the Storm Broadcast stand N24 at BVE Expo 2018 - 27 February - 1 March, EXCEL London
Munich based company Signum has appointed Storm Broadcast as sole distributor for its products in the UK and Ireland. Signum Bildtechnik is a German company specialised in image processing equipment for TV studios and broadcasters, playlist management and playout solutions, with sales in Europe, North America, Latin America and India and a strong relationship for over 15 years with Germany's largest broadcasters ARD and ZDF.
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Storm Broadcast to preview OnMedia at BVE Expo
Storm Broadcast to preview OnMedia at BVE Expo
See Storm Broadcast on stand N24 at BVE Expo 2018 - 27 February - 1 March, EXCEL London
Storm Broadcast presents a unique opportunity to preview OnMedia at BVE, ahead of its release at NAB. OnMedia is a unique end-to-end solution for social management and broadcast graphics, all in one package. OnMedia is the development resulting from Brainstorm and never.no’s partnership as leaders of Project VisualMedia in the Europe 2020 Horizon framework programme funded by the European Commission. OnMedia will be officially released at NAB 2018 in April in Las Vegas.
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Rising Sun Pictures Expands Education Program to Meet the Demands of a Growing Visual Effects Industry in South Australia
Rising Sun Pictures Expands Education Program to Meet the Demands of a Growing Visual Effects Industry in South AustraliaRising Sun Pictures continues to be at the forefront of education and training by providing students with the necessary skill set required to fulfill VFX jobs in South Australia and around the globe. RSP Education, in partnership with University of South Australia, has recently expanded the successful programs to meet the growing global demand for world-class VFX graduates. The highly-regarded courses aid aspiring artists to make the leap from the classroom to the production floor.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Blackmagic Design Introduces ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
The world’s most advanced HD and Ultra HD live production switcher with 4 M/E and 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers for creating incredible Ultra HD programs!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, the world’s most advanced high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 20 inputs, 4 M/Es and a massive 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers. In addition, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K features 2 Ultra HD multi viewers, full 2D DVE, built in SuperSource compositing engines with 4 picture in picture DVEs, full re-synchronization on each input and much more.
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Framestore Evolves FANTASTIC BEASTS VR
Framestore Evolves FANTASTIC BEASTS VR
Framestore Evolves the Virtual Reality World of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
Framestore and Warner Bros. Pictures have expanded the storyworld of Newt Scamander and his creatures for the latest virtual reality release of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
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Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: RagnarokThree artists from Rising Sun Pictures have been nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award for their work on Marvel Studios’ summer blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok. CG Supervisor Hubert Maston, Lighting Technical Director Arthur Moody, On-Set VFX/Concept/Pre-vis Adam Paschke and Virtual Production Supervisor Casey Schatz (from Third Floor) are nominated for Best Virtual Cinematography for the film’s “Val’s Flashback” sequence. The team will travel to LA where the winners will be announced at the 16th Annual VES Awards Ceremony, February 13th in Beverly Hills.
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Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series.
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its production and post products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 40 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors, and capture and playback devices.
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Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Studio takes the lead in slow-motion battle scene; recently expanded character animation department creates photo-real warriors, horses and digital characters.
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), Australia’s premiere visual effects studio, produced more than 170 final visual effects shots for Thor: Ragnarok¸ the new film from Marvel Studios. Working under the supervision of Director Taika Waititi, production Visual Effects Supervisor Jake Morrison and production Visual Effects Producer Cyndi Ochs, RSP’s team spent more than 18 months helping to craft some of the film’s most memorable, creative and technically challenging scenes.
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Autodesk Flame 2018.3 Expands Flexibility, Streamlines Post Process
Autodesk Flame 2018.3 Expands Flexibility, Streamlines Post Process
Introduces new techniques to isolate creative FX, organic tracking technology, enhanced HDR and WCG signal monitoring, VR viewing and more
Today Autodesk released update 3 for its Flame 2018 family of 3D visual effects (VFX) and finishing software, which includes Flame, Flare, Flame Assist and Lustre. Flame 2018.3 empowers creative professionals to explore new, more efficient ways of working in post, with feature enhancements that offer greater pipeline flexibility, speed and support for emerging formats and technology.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12: Available Now
The world’s most trusted keyer now has one touch keying, incredible new image processing for realistic composites with colors that pop, and 12G-SDI for Ultra HD.
Blackmagic Design today announced Ultimatte 12, a new realtime hardware compositing processor that’s perfect for broadcast quality keying, adding augmented reality elements into shots, working with virtual sets and more. Ultimatte 12 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$9,995.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR
Incredible new VR tools, planar tracking, state of the art keying and more, along with a new low price of only $299 for Fusion 9 Studio!
Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collaboration tools and more.
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Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action
Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action
Creative Studio Animates Character for Film and Commercial Worlds
International Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore is showing its cross-platform capabilities yet again by bringing the powerful Marvel character Hulk to life on both film and commercial platforms. The Film team in London and Integrated Advertising team in Los Angeles collaborated on the latest CG characterization of Hulk for upcoming Marvel Studios releases and Renault’s commercial ‘Renault Kwid.’
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Hollywood Professional Association Announces 2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Hollywood Professional Association Announces  2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Coveted Honors Go to Colorfront, Dolby, RED Digital Cinema, SGO
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. Winners were determined after a judging session held on the 17th of June, after presentations to a panel of industry experts. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 16, 2017 at the 12th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
Work on the BBC One drama included conform, grading, and VFX compositing for over 90 shots
Blackmagic Design today announced that picture post on BBC One drama "Broken," including the conform, grade and VFX compositing, has been completed using an editorial pipeline featuring DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.
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Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
New CODEC and Edit-While-Record capabilities
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI, HDMI & ASI video I/O cards and mini converters for the professional video industry, has released IngeSTore version 1.1, which is now available free from the Bluefish444 website.
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Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Fusion Studio enables a brand new approach to its VFX pipeline, allowing the studio to streamline its 3D characters and environments into a 2.5D compositing setup
Blackmagic Design today announced that Axis Animation used Fusion Studio for its work on the game cinematic and cutscenes for the latest real time strategy game from Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe, Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War III®.
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HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
Cinema 4K resolution and award-winning DreamColor technology sets the gold standard for color accuracy; Built for creative visionaries, the new HP ZBook line-up delivers desktop power in a sleek, mobile design
Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced a true Cinema 4K display, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow. Designed in collaboration with top visual effects and animation studios, the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP DreamColor Z24x G2 displays are enabling artists, photographers and filmmakers to do what they do best – create – without having to worry about lackluster display performance.
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 Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content Creation
 Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content CreationCalifornia-based digital intermediate and feature finishing company, Local Hero, have been part of the feature film industry since 2006. With over 120 prestige indie credits such as Captain Fantastic, Dope and Pitch Perfect, Local Hero has been innovating in their field for over 10 years, specialising in making digital films of any budget look their best.
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Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
Bluefish444 Releases New IngeSTore Software Version
New CODEC and Edit-While-Record capabilities
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces IngeSTore version 1.1, is now available free from the Bluefish444 website. IngeSTore is Bluefish444’s free multi-channel capture software compatible with all Bluefish444 video cards. It captures multiple simultaneous channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI to popular media files for archive, edit, encoding or analysis.
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Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Advanced 4K HDR Support with the Latest Versions of Adobe Video Tools
Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Advanced 4K HDR Support with the Latest Versions of Adobe Video Tools
See GPU accelerated 4K HDR workflows with Bluefish444 KRONOS and the Adobe Creative Cloud video tools at NAB Show 2017
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the latest versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at NAB Show 2017 utilising the all new Bluefish4444 KRONOS video, audio and data I/O card.
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Bluefish444 Showcases NewTek Connect Pro, 4K NDI™ Workflows
Bluefish444 Showcases NewTek Connect Pro, 4K NDI™ Workflows
NDI-compatible Bluefish444 SDI cards send and receive 4K video and audio over IP to support interconnected production workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI & ASI video cards and mini converters in the professional video industry, today announced it will demonstrate at NAB Show 2017 a 4K live production workflow utilising the NewTek Connect Pro application with Bluefish444’s Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ video card to capture 4K SDI and encode in real time to NDI for production use.
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Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 support for the popular CasparCG Server updated
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video I/O cards for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, have updated support for CasparCG Server with Bluefish444 Epoch video I/O devices.
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MZ Studio delivers vivo X9 commercial with DaVinci Resolve Studio
MZ Studio delivers vivo X9 commercial with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based MZ Studio graded Chinese smartphone maker vivo’s X9 commercial, starring Taiwanese icon Eddie Peng Yu-yen, with DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. In this vivo commercial, Peng takes selfies in different scenes, including running in the morning, filming on location and a party at night, to highlight the smartphone’s powerful photography features.
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DDB's Integrated Campaign for Dairy Farmers of Canada Leverages Powerful Animated Short from Gentleman Scholar
DDB's Integrated Campaign for Dairy Farmers of Canada Leverages Powerful Animated Short from Gentleman ScholarCreative production company Gentleman Scholar recently teamed-up with DDB Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) to produce the beautifully animated, 3.5-minute short film at the heart of a new integrated campaign to help elevate the quality perception of Canadian cheese. The campaign officially launched this week, with the short debuting on the brand's YouTube channel together with several :15 and :06 cut-down versions. The short also lives on the campaign's https://www.CanadianCheese.ca microsite.
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Bluefish444 and Christie Demo Projection Mapping at NAB Show 2017
Bluefish444 and Christie Demo Projection Mapping at NAB Show 2017
Bluefish444 Epoch card and Christie Boxer 4K30 projector form winning combination
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industryís highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video I/O cards for the Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, is partnering with Christie for a projection mapping demonstration at NAB Show 2017.
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Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland V-1SDI Live Video Switcher
Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland V-1SDI Live Video Switcher
Version 1.5 firmware and software updates for the Roland V-1SDI switcher add Still Capture and Creation capabilities.
Roland announces a free firmware and software upgrade for the popular V-1SDI 3G SDI Video Switcher. The V-1SDI Version 1.5 firmware update supports capturing a still image from the V-1SDI RCS software for Windows or Mac, plus support for 1/3 size PinP window in addition to the 1/2 and 1/4 sizes currently available. The combination of the new RCS Software and Firmware updates for the Roland V-1SDI adds powerful titling creation, image capture, and keying capabilities for live production.
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URSA Mini 4K Used on Hit Japanese Film FUELED: A MAN CALLED "PIRATE"
URSA Mini 4K Used on Hit Japanese Film FUELED: A MAN CALLED "PIRATE"Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K EF was used for shooting visual effects (VFX) shots for popular filmmaker Takashi Yamazaki's latest hit film, FUELED: A MAN CALLED "PIRATE" (Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko). The RAW footage from the URSA Mini was debayered using DaVinci Resolve Studio and then used for compositing.
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Matrox® to Feature SMPTE 2110 on X.mio3 IP at NAB 2017
Matrox® to Feature SMPTE 2110 on X.mio3 IP at NAB 2017
Developers of broadcast equipment can capitalize on the unique combination of onboard processing and the benefits of ST 2110 IP transport protocols
Matrox® today unveiled its innovative OEM product and technology lineup for NAB 2017 (Las Vegas, NV. Apr 24-27, 2017), with a focus on support for the latest SMPTE standards for IP workflows and overall technological interoperability. At the IP showcase (Booth: N4824)—in conjunction with the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS)—the Matrox X.mio3 IP multi-channel video I/O over 10 GbE card will be demonstrating its support for both the emerging ST 2110 and 2022-7 standards for use of IP in live production.
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Boris FX Introduces Sapphire 10 Units
Boris FX Introduces Sapphire 10 Units
Premium VFX Plug-in Sapphire Now Available as Task Specific and Lower Cost Sapphire 10 Units for Adobe, Avid, & OFX
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Sapphire 10 Units. For the first time in Sapphire’s history, the high-end VFX plug-in collection is offered as eight separate categories with a lower price point aimed at individual artists, editors, and compositors. Sapphire 10 Units support Adobe After Effects CC & Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, The Foundry’s NUKE, and other supported OFX hosts.
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Rising Sun Pictures Expands VFX Training Program
Rising Sun Pictures Expands VFX Training Program
Award-winning visual effects studio has built a new classroom facility to accommodate more students and a new program offering a Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting.
Responding to demand from aspiring visual effects artists from across Australia and beyond, Rising Sun Pictures is expanding its visual effects educational program, operated in partnership with the University of South Australia. RSP will now offer a Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting, modeled after its successful Graduate Certificate in Composting and Tracking. It is also adding to its menu of short courses covering 3D modeling, compositing and other subjects.
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Boris FX Announces Major Product Updates for Sapphire 11, Continuum 11 and Mocha VR at NAB 2017
Boris FX Announces Major Product Updates for Sapphire 11, Continuum 11 and Mocha VR at NAB 2017
The post-production industry’s most popular plug-ins get updated with Primatte® keying, Mocha tracking, 360 video support, and RLM licensing tools
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, will be showcasing major new versions of the industry’s premier plug-in packages Continuum and Sapphire, along with its groundbreaking new 360/VR tool, Mocha VR, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), April 24-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Booth SL6824).
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Bluefish444 Announces 4K/HD/SD Compatibility with Avmeda Marsis
Bluefish444 Announces 4K/HD/SD Compatibility with Avmeda Marsis
4K/HD/SD playout from Avmeda Marsis Playout Automation
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces compatibility with Marsis Playout Automation from Avmeda. Marsis Playout Automation is a hybrid multi-channel 4K/HD/SD/IP automation solution, allowing both traditional baseband broadcasters and next generation online/IP-based TV customers, to use easily and effectively within their workflow.
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Qube!'s Metered Licensing Keeps DHX Media Rendering Costs in Check
Qube!'s Metered Licensing Keeps DHX Media Rendering Costs in Check
PipelineFX's industry-leading render management software and new pay-per-minute licensing policy gives the international animation powerhouse an edge in today's competitive broadcast market
When you produce over 20,000 frames of fully rendered animation a night, every night, a delay of even minutes can be critical. To maintain its edge in today's competitive broadcast market, international animation powerhouse DHX Media relies on Qube!, PipelineFX's intelligent render management system. Thanks to Qube!'s scalability, DHX can use every machine at its disposal to ensure that shows like The Deep are delivered on time. And thanks to PipelineFX's innovative new metered licensing policy, it doesn't pay for the extra software licenses for a minute longer than it has to.
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Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Academy Award-winning Mocha plug-in from Boris FX now available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts.
Mocha​®​ VR​ is a groundbreaking new software tool bringing high-end visual effects and post-production workflows to 360°/VR filmmaking. Based on Imagineer’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking algorithm, ​Mocha VR​ is also the first plug-in to bring native 360​°​ optimized planar tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization tools to host applications Adobe​®​ Premiere Pro​®​ CC, Adobe​®​ After Effects​®​ CC, Avid Media Composer​®​, The Foundry’s NUKE™, and Blackmagic Design Fusion.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
The Jungle Book Leads Feature Film Wins with 5 Awards; Kubo and The Two Strings is Top Animated Feature Film; Game of Thrones and John Lewis: Buster the Boxer Score Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 15th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.
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Aquantia and AptoVision Unveil First Software-Defined Video over Ethernet Solution for Pro-AV Market utilizing Aquantia’s FPGA Programmable PHY
Aquantia and AptoVision Unveil First Software-Defined Video over Ethernet  Solution for Pro-AV Market utilizing Aquantia’s FPGA Programmable PHY
Aquantia’s AQcite™ FPGA-Programmable Multi-Gigabit PHY and AptoVision’s BlueRiver NT+ technology deliver the most versatile and highest-performance AV transport solution
Aquantia Corp., a pioneer and market leader in high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions for data centers, enterprise infrastructure and client connectivity has partnered with AptoVision, the pioneer in video over Ethernet technology to announce the industry’s first fully integrated single-chip solution for implementing Software-Defined Video over Ethernet on 10GBASE-T infrastructure. The combination of Aquantia’s AQcite FPGA-programmable Multi-Gigabit Ethernet PHY with AptoVision’s BlueRiver technology represents an industry milestone by providing the most power-, size-, and cost-efficient implementation of the new SDVoE standard, to leverage the ubiquity of Ethernet. The new solution will be on display at ISE 2017 (Amsterdam, February 7-10) in the SDVoE Alliance stand 12-H55.
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Fusion Studio used to Create Visual Effects for ITV Series THE HALCYON
Fusion Studio used to Create Visual Effects for ITV Series THE HALCYONBlackmagic Design today announced that London-based effects studio Lexhag deployed Fusion Studio on ITV’s THE HALCYON, using the comprehensive VFX suite from Blackmagic Design to help plan and produce subtle, believable visual effects for the wartime drama series. VFX supervisor on THE HALCYON was Lexhag co founder, Alexis Haggar, who decided to make use of Fusion Studio and planning component Generation throughout the pipeline, from pre- production to the final render, including live compositing work for on set look development.
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The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"
The Artery Contributes 3D Visual Effects to The Acclaimed Sundance Film Festival Selection "The Discovery"Renowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world to design, create and produce unique and compelling visual content across all screens, contributed over 70 visual effects shots to "The Discovery." The new film, which stars Robert Redford, Jason Segal and Rooney Mara, made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
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Alkemy X Reunites with M. Night Shyamalan for VFX for Universal Pictures' SPLIT
Alkemy X Reunites with M. Night Shyamalan for VFX for Universal Pictures' SPLITCreative content company​ Alkemy X​ provided visual effects for Universal Pictures’ No. 1 new film SPLIT, from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, it was announced today. From on-set VFX supervision to post-production, the job yielded a total of 74 shots in the final film, including those for the film’s climactic scenes. SPLIT is now in theaters.
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More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic Design
More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 45 films and series at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival used its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio grading, editing and finishing solution, Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics software, Video Assist monitor and recorder, and other products throughout production and post production.
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Deluxe's Method Studios Crafts Elegantly Eerie Titles for FOX's "The Exorcist"
Deluxe's Method Studios Crafts Elegantly Eerie Titles for FOX's "The Exorcist"FOX TV series "The Exorcist" reimagines the saga of the 1973 feature film in present day Chicago, following Father Tomas Ortega as he tries to save the Rance family. For the show’s opening titles, the network turned to Method Studios to craft an elegantly eerie opening sequence with sinister overtones.
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Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s Deadline
Cartoon Saloon Optimizes 2D Animation Pipeline with Thinkbox Software’s DeadlineTwo-time Academy and BAFTA Award nominee Cartoon Saloon delivers 2D animation projects with dazzling, critically acclaimed results. When the studio began work on Netflix original series “Puffin Rock,” Cartoon Saloon turned to Thinkbox Software’s Deadline to provide a solid render management backbone for its new pipeline. Based in Kilkenny, Ireland, Cartoon Saloon prides itself on creating major animated features outside traditional industry hubs; its Oscar-nominated “The Secret of Kells” (2009) was the first homegrown Irish animated film. The studio also keeps as much of its process in-house as possible.
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Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Lens metadata aids workflow on set and in post
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal that Valkyrien, the forthcoming Norwegian drama series, was shot by Johan-Fredrik Bødtker, FNF, using Cooke Anamorphic/i and Cooke 5/i lenses. The lens metadata was collected from the ARRI ALEXA cameras and was highly beneficial to both on-set production and post-production workflows. Valkyrienwill launch on NRK in January 2017 and has been sold to broadcasters in Scandinavia. It will also premiere in the UK on Channel 4 in 2017 before all episodes are made available exclusively on C4’s on-demand foreign-language drama service, Walter Presents.
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3d-io announces Exr-IO, a free OpenEXR reader/writer for Adobe Photoshop
3d-io announces Exr-IO, a free OpenEXR reader/writer for Adobe Photoshop
Exr-IO supports all OpenEXR features and provides workflow optimizations for Photoshop
3d-io announces Exr-IO, a free OpenEXR reader/writer for Adobe Photoshop. Exr-IO (www.exr-io.com) is the bridge between 3D applications and Photoshop. It is a free, robust and exact solution for complex interchange with OpenEXR multi-layer pictures. Exr-IO loads all image channels from OpenEXR files into separate Photoshop layers, while preserving exact values, transparencies and dimensions.
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KOO-KI Uses Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio for Marui's Commercial
KOO-KI Uses Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio for Marui's CommercialBlackmagic Design today announced that Fukuoka-based production company KOO–KI produced a new set of commercials for Japanese department store giant Marui using Fusion Studio. KOO-KI consists of directors, CG directors, producers and CG/Motion graphic designers and offers planning, direction and production for TV commercials, campaigns, TV dramas, TV animation and apps. Their award winning work includes CG work for the "Universe of Nikon" museum, the opening movie for KONAMI's new baseball game and the planning and direction of the award winning drama "Mentai Piriri."
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SGO Mistika Wins HPA 2016 Engineering Excellence Award
SGO Mistika Wins HPA 2016 Engineering Excellence Award
Award is a first for the popular post-production company
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has honored SGO’s Mistika with the prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards at the prestigious HPA Awards gala held on November 17, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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RT Software introduces integrated 2D graphics and playout solution
RT Software introduces integrated 2D graphics and playout solutionRT Software, a worldwide provider of real-time graphics solutions, has announced the launch of tOG-2d Pro, a powerful single box 2D graphics solution. tOG-2d Pro features integrated playout control, high quality graphics and preview options and is ideal for applications requiring standard overlay graphics for sports, news or entertainment. The solution is built on the success of the company’s established tOG-3d platform and provides customers with an extremely cost-effective solution based on off-the-shelf hardware.
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NVIDIA Supports Ang Lee’s Latest Film Shot at Ultra-High 120 Frames Per Second
NVIDIA Supports Ang Lee’s Latest Film Shot at Ultra-High 120 Frames Per SecondAng Lee’s latest movie, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, pushes filmmaking beyond anything moviegoers have ever seen. Blending 3D, 4K and ultra-high frame rates of 120 frames per second, Billy Lynn marks the two-time Academy Award®-winning director as one of the boldest filmmakers in cinema today.
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Matrox at Inter BEE 2016 — Product Preview
X.mio3 IP, X.mio3 12G & M264 Family Will be Featured Alongside Matrox Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliances
At Inter BEE 2016 , Matrox® Video and local distributor Japan Material will feature the acclaimed Monarch™ family of video streaming and recording appliances, including the new Monarch LCS dual-synchronized H.264 capture and streaming appliance.
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Sapphire, BCC, mocha Pro Compatibility Released in Adobe CC 2017
Sapphire, BCC, mocha Pro Compatibility Released in Adobe CC 2017
Exciting release of Adobe CC 2017 and compatibility , last call for NAB NY 2016 and more content including an in-depth look at transitions!
We are happy to announce that Sapphire, Boris Continuum Complete, and mocha Pro are all 100% compatible with the freshly released Adobe CC 2017. If you are interested in using "Team Projects", please be aware this feature is still in beta. There are a couple of minor issues we are still working to correct within the new, shared workflow. For example, if you try and load a sequence with Sapphire effects on a machine that does not have Sapphire licensed, Premiere will crash. Please contact the appropriate support department for more info on working with either Sapphire, BCC, or mocha Pro and Team Projects in Adobe CC 2017.
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Visit PNY at NAB NY – Experience Quadro for VR and more
Visit PNY at NAB NY – Experience Quadro for VR and more
NVIDIA Quadro P6000 is the perfect solution for on-air broadcast graphics, professional 360º VR production, virtual sets, graphics compositing and multi-GPU based post production color grading.
Visit the PNY booth at NAB New York See for yourself why the latest NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics boards including the new flagship NVIDIA Quadro P6000 is the perfect solution for on-air broadcast graphics, professional 360 VR production, virtual sets, graphics compositing and multi-GPU based post production color grading.
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Comprehensive Line-up of Matrox OEM Products to be Showcased at NAB New York
Comprehensive Line-up of Matrox OEM Products to be Showcased at NAB New York
X.mio3 IP Card & M264 Family will be Featured Alongside Matrox Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliances
At the inaugural NAB Show New York (New York, Nov. 9–10, booth 1451), Matrox is showcasing the comprehensive line-up of Matrox DSX™ Developer Products. Focused on the transition to an IP based infrastructure, Matrox will demonstrate the new X.mio3 IP-multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE card and the recently expanded family of Matrox M264 multi-channel 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 encoder cards.
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Televisión Española Installs Mistika to Drive 4K HDR Productions
Televisión Española Installs Mistika to Drive 4K HDR Productions
Spanish National Broadcaster, Televisión Española, will support the network’s collaborative workflows using Mistika
SGO, the high end post production software and systems developer, today announces its Mistika toolkit has been chosen by Televisión Española (TVE), Spain’s national state-owned public-service television broadcaster, to enhance the channel’s 4K HDR productions. Mistika will be used by TVE’s post-production team and its advanced tools and capabilities, including a facility-wide timeline, will support the network’s collaborative workflows.
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Maria Casino Creates Denmark’s Biggest Live Roulette Experience on Facebook Live with Wirecast
Maria Casino Creates Denmark’s Biggest Live Roulette Experience on  Facebook Live with Wirecast
Over 531,000 users engage with week-long series of live streams using Wirecast streaming production software
Copenhagen-based Maria Casino has used Telestream’s Wirecast live streaming production software to create a week-long Facebook Live streaming event that succeeded in creating a reach in excess of 531,000 users and over 90,000 viewers. Each viewer spent on average over 22 minutes on the streaming event. Telestream notes that this live streaming event garnered one of the largest audiences ever reported, and was a well-executed plan combining targeted promotion and strategic use of Facebook Live.
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The sky is the limit for 4K IMAX HDR "Sully" with Baselight
The sky is the limit for 4K IMAX HDR "Sully" with Baselight
Technicolor harnesses Baselight’s high-resolution capabilities for big-screen retelling of "Miracle on the Hudson"
Technicolor LA recently gave Clint Eastwood’s biographical drama Sully the full Baselight HDR colour grade treatment to achieve its pristine look for IMAX. Produced by Malpaso Productions, the film tells the true story of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, portrayed by Tom Hanks, and applauds him as a hero after he safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in New York back in 2009, saving 155 lives.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces Sapphire Version 10. Available Now.
GenArts, Inc. Announces Sapphire Version 10. Available Now.
Major new release adds creative VFX tools and features, boosts efficiency, and streamlines workflows for editors and artists
Following the recently announced merger with Boris FX & Imagineer Systems, GenArts releases Sapphire 10, the latest version of the company’s flagship suite of premium visual effects plug-ins. The enhancements in Sapphire 10 focus on new effects, improved features, and boosting efficiency through updated workflow controls, optimized organization, and control measures. The new upgrades come as a direct response to the continually mounting pressure on creative professionals in television, advertising, and motion pictures to produce exceptional work under extremely tight deadlines.
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Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 Suite
Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 Suite
Leading Plug-in Developer Partners with Magix to bring professional motion tracking, keying & 3D motion graphics tools to VEGAS Pro users
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces the inclusion of a new VFX bundle for Magix’s recently released VEGAS Pro 14 Suite. VEGAS Pro 14 is the first major release of the popular VEGAS editing software since Magix took over the product line from Sony’s Creative Software division earlier this year. The new bundle includes significant tools from flagship plug-in collection Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) – BCC 3D Objects, BCC Key & Blend, and BCC Match Move.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is Now ShippingBlackmagic Design today announced that the final release of Fusion 8.2, its visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. Fusion 8.2 and Fusion 8.2 Studio are available on Mac, Windows and now, for the first time ever, on Linux.
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Roland Announces V-1SDI Video Switcher
Roland Announces V-1SDI Video SwitcherRoland today announces the introduction of its V-1SDI Video Switcher, an easy-to-use, compact and portable switcher that can accommodate 3G-SDI and HDMI audio/video sources with resolutions up to 1080p and features a host of professional compositing effects and DSK (down-stream key) capabilities. The V-1SDI is also playing a key role in “The Future. Redefined.,” Roland’s first-of-its-kind 24-hour streaming online musical instruments festival taking place on September 9, 2016 (#909day) in eight major cities around the world. The V-1SDI is being implemented to switch video at the DJ Stage at the Los Angeles event.
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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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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now Available
New update adds support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, Fusion Connect on Linux and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 features support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, color space tags on QuickTime export, Fusion Connect for Linux, advanced filtering options and more. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and Fairlight
Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and Fairlight
Blackmagic Design acquires the world’s number one realtime blue and green screen compositing solution, as well as pioneers of cutting edge professional digital audio technology
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of Ultimatte, the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries, as well as Fairlight, which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing.
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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 Companies
Plug-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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Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016
Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for NUKE. Following successful releases in 2016 for Avid, Adobe, Apple, and OFX hosts (Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas Pro), BCC 10 for OFX brings the industry’s most complete plug-in collection for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to NUKE from The Foundry.
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Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC
See improved 4K HDR Post-Production workflows with Adobe video tools at IBC
IBC STAND 7.J07 -- Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the upcoming versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at IBC 2016.
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Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual production
Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual productionProject Dreamspace, a three-year European Commission-funded project seeks to explore new ways of integrating real and virtual environments, and is showcasing the results of its work as part of the IBC Future Zone. Central to the project is high precision camera tracking combined with real-time depth capture, provided by Ncam, together with virtual production tools from The Foundry. The Dreamspace project – which brings together researchers from Germany and Belgium as well as Ncam and The Foundry – is developing new virtual production tools for use in television, film, and other media including art installations. The project’s paper on its initial work has been selected by IBC as one of the eight most important papers of the year to be included in the prestigious Best of IBC and IET publication.
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MAXON Announces Technical Collaboration with NVIDIA
Agreement Facilitates Scalable, Intuitive, Physically Based Rendering for 3D Artists and Designers
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, today announced a comprehensive, multi-year agreement with NVIDIA that gives MAXON access to NVIDIA rendering technology, including its Quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) sampling patent family, NVIDIA® Iray® and Material Definition Language.
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Bluefish444 Announces HD / SD 4224 Support For Unity 3D Engine
Bluefish444 Announces HD / SD 4224 Support For Unity 3D Engine
HD/SD 4224 SDI and HDMI output from Unity 3D Engine
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces HD / SD 4224 SDI support for popular 3D render engine Unity.
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Bluefish444 Adds TICO Lightweight Compression to Bluefish444 SDK
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, is showcasing support for intoPIX TICO lightweight compression in the Bluefish Software Development Kit at IBC 2016.
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Matrox Announces X.mio3 12G SDI Card for Developers
Matrox Announces X.mio3 12G SDI Card for Developers
Multi-channel 12G SDI with On-Board Video Processing and HD Simulcast for Comprehensive 4K Broadcast Production
Matrox Video today unveiled the X.mio3 12G multi-channel SDI I/O card with on-board video processing, designed to help broadcast equipment manufacturers deploy 4K SDI solutions.
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Vizrt and Matrox Deliver IP-Based Graphics Production Solution for IBC TV’s LiveIP Studio
Vizrt and Matrox Deliver IP-Based Graphics Production Solution for IBC TV’s LiveIP StudioVizrt, enabled by Matrox DSX products, will deliver an IP-based graphics solution for IBC TV, the official television channel of IBC 2016 (Amsterdam, Sept 9-13). The powerful Viz Engine video server and real-time media compositor, which runs the latest Matrox X.mio3 IP cards, has been implemented into the pioneering VRT-EBU LiveIP studio production set-up, which IBC TV will use to shoot, edit, and produce content on-site during the conference and exhibition. Aiming to demonstrate the unique advantages of IP production, such as remote production and automation, Viz Engine will be used to render all of the graphics in real-time. This content will be delivered online and on screens throughout the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
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azPTP prepares for 4K and beyond utilizing Bluefish444 I/O video cards
azPTP prepares for 4K and beyond utilizing Bluefish444 I/O video cards
aZPTP upgrades to Bluefish444 EPOCH
Phoenix-based azPTP has been providing fully equipped production crews to major studios, television shows, ad agencies and corporate clients since 1999. They offer complete post production editing, audio, color correction and cleanup services with the latest equipment, and they’ve got global experience in 6K, 5K, 4K and HD, with offerings from script to screen.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 Update Now AvailableNew update adds direct support for ProRes decode !Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 features support for Apple ProRes decode on Windows, ResolveFX enhancements and even more editing and color improvements. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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FuseFX Continues to Grow Vancouver Operation; Adds Senior VFX Supervisor Shawn Hillier, Compositing Supervisor Maya Roza
FuseFX Continues to Grow Vancouver Operation; Adds Senior VFX Supervisor Shawn Hillier, Compositing Supervisor Maya RozaSenior VFX Supervisor Shawn Hillier has joined the creative team at the Vancouver office of FuseFX. Hillier arrives following a 15-year stint at Industrial Light & Magic, where he contributed to such blockbusters as Jurassic World, Pacific Rim, Star Trek, Transformers, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and all three titles in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. In his new role, he will supervise visual effects production for television projects including the Syfy series The Magicians and Dark Matter.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.2 is now available on Linux free of charge
Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion visual effects software is now available on the Linux platform. Linux is extremely popular in the world's leading visual effects production companies and this new Linux release is a major announcement for the visual effects industry. This new Linux version of Fusion and Fusion Studio means visual effects artists can select their preferred computing platform, as Fusion is now available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. All project files are common, so customers can work collaboratively, even when different artists are running different platforms on the same job.
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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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MAXON Announces Cinema 4D Release 18
Powerful, Flexible New Features to Leading 3D Application Elevate Motion Graphics, VFX and Visualization Workflows
MAXON today announced Cinema 4D Release 18 (R18), the next generation of its industry-leading 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization, and rendering software application. Cinema 4D R18 has new, powerful and easily accessible tools that are tailored to the needs of creative professionals to help master the challenges of digital production for TV, film, games, architecture, advertising and design.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used on More Than 20 of this Summer’s Most Anticipated Films
Blackmagic Design Products Used on More Than 20 of this Summer’s Most Anticipated FilmsBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 20 of this summer’s hottest films used its digital film cameras, VFX and motion graphics software Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio on-set, editing, color correction and finishing tools to shoot, composite and grade the Summer's biggest box office films. From capturing car crashes and action scenes in “The Infiltrator” and “Jason Bourne,” to VFX work, such as compositing “The Founder” and shooting VFX plates for “Independence Day: Resurgence,” and finessing color in “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Blackmagic Design products were used to help deliver these films and more.
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FuseFX Applies an Inspired Touch to AMC's "Preacher"
FuseFX Applies an Inspired Touch to AMC's "Preacher"Visual effects production for the first season of AMC’s drama Preacher is in high gear at FuseFX, Los Angeles, as artists work to enhance the series’ ample servings of supernatural mayhem. The pilot episode alone featured more than 250 VFX shots with a high degree of integration that achieves a seamless marriage between the practical photography and the digital effects.
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Quantum IBC2016 Product Preview
Quantum will showcase the power of its StorNext platform across the full media life cycle, including production, delivery and archive workflows, and content management. The company's IBC2016 stand will feature demonstrations of content transcoding and delivery with object storage, the use of hybrid flash and disk storage in combination to enable frame-based animation creation and stream-based editing on a single storage system, and embedded applications running natively on high-performance workflow storage.
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Etere ETX Expands Product Support with Bluefish444
Etere ETX Expands Product Support with Bluefish444
Etere ETX offers compatibility with Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+, Epoch | Supernova CG and Epoch | Neutron cards with new release Etere 26.3.
Etere announced that its 4K, IT-based video management solution, Etere ETX, is now compatible with Bluefish444 Epoch video cards. Etere is pleased to collaborate with Melbourne's innovative developer, manufacturer and marketer for the professional video industry, Bluefish444, for this latest interoperability advancement.
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Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now Shipping
Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now Shipping
New BCC 10 for Final Cut Pro offers hundreds of professional FxPlug tools and creative effects in one complete package.
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple. Following recent releases for Avid, Adobe and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, BCC 10 now delivers major new tools for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to the Final Cut Pro timeline.
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The Versatile Roland VR-50HD All-in-One AV Mixer Helps Visual Horizon Communications Turn Breakout Sessions into Breakthrough Events
The Versatile Roland VR-50HD All-in-One AV Mixer Helps Visual Horizon Communications Turn Breakout Sessions into Breakthrough Events
The Roland VR-50HD adds enormous flexibility to VHC’s Break-Out Room Integrated Solution system, providing VHC clients with seamless audio mixing and video switching capabilities for breakout sessions during conferences and meetings
Visual Horizon Communications (VHC), a boutique AV, staging and event-production company that for over 30 years has partnered with production professionals, experiential marketing agencies, and corporations to deliver creative and technical solutions for corporate meetings, trade shows etc., has been a longtime user of the Roland VR-50HD All-In-One AV Mixer. Starting in 2014, VHC began integrating the VR-50HD with its VHC Break-Out Room Integrated Solution (BORIS) system, a solution offering efficient setup and strike, user-friendly operation, premium equipment and budget-driven price. Together, BORIS and the Roland VR-50HD create a synergy for VHC clients including 3M, Best Buy, General Mills, Macy’s, Mortenson Construction and other well-known brands. The combined system has been implemented nearly two dozen times in the last few years.
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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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Blackmagic Fusion 9's Most Powerful Tool: The Custom ToolBlackmagic Fusion 9's Most Powerful Tool: The Custom Tool
Meet The Custom Tool, the most powerful and versatile tool in Blackmagic Fusion's entire toolbox ??" which ironically appears to do nothing when you first apply it. That’s because it’s a tool designed for building your own tools from scratch. That may sound daunting, but under the guiding hand of longtime VFX artist, editor, and business owner Simon Ubsdell, it’s engaging, empowering, and just plain fun. If you are new to Fusion and to compositing you'll find plenty of useful information here, including how to work with channels to create complex effects surprisingly simply. Bonus tips on expressions and keying, too!
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Blackmagic Design Fusion 9 Tutorial: The New Planar TrackerBlackmagic Design Fusion 9 Tutorial: The New Planar Tracker
Editor, VFX artist, post-house owner, and plug-in developer Simon Ubsdell draws on over 25 years of experience to dig deep into the compelling features found in the new Planar Tracker found in Blackmagic Fusion. Along the way, Simon offers a wide range of tips and tricks, as well as new perspectives on the relationship between tracking and compositing: in short, tracking done right.
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Blackmagic Design Fusion Expressions & Macros Made EasyBlackmagic Design Fusion Expressions & Macros Made Easy
In this two-part guide to some of Blackmagic Design Fusion's most powerful compositing and effects features, visual effects veteran Simon Ubsdell offers an easy-to-follow introduction to using basic expressions and creating macros in Fusion -- with some very useful tips for After Effects users along the way. In Part 1, you'll create a chromatic aberration effect with these techniques, and in Part 2, you'll work with bounce/spring, orbit and "look at" expressions. No matter what your level of experience (or inexperience!) with After Effects or Fusion, you're in for quite a ride!
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Exporting LUTs for VFX in DaVinci Resolve 14
In this DaVinci Resolve 14 tutorial; Nathan Walters walks you through the workflow of exporting LUTs for visual effects, explaining why a visual effects artist would want a LUT and how to create one for them. This video covers an entire workflow from DaVinci Resolve to Adobe After Effects, although...
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Blackmagic Design Introduces Fusion 9 with VR
Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collaboration tools and more -- along...
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Bridging the Gap to Opportunity: A Conversation with 3 First-Time NAB Show Attendees
Imagine this: you’re in your early twenties, at the start of your career in post production. You come from a working class family with no connections in the media industry, and you’ve had many challenges to overcome along the way. You’ve been working hard to maintain momentum by keeping your...
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