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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 AwardAward 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, and mocha Pro Compatibility Released in Adobe CC 2017
Sapphire, BCC, and mocha Pro Compatibility Released in Adobe CC 2017Exciting 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 moreNVIDIA 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 YorkX.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 ProductionsSpanish 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 WirecastOver 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 BaselightTechnicolor 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 SuiteLeading 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 AvailableNew 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 FairlightBlackmagic 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 CompaniesPlug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry
Boris FX™, the leader in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GenArts Inc., developers of premium special effects plug-ins. GenArts’ renowned flagship product, Sapphire™, is a gold standard for high-end visual effects creation at leading film studios and broadcast facilities around the world.
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Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016
Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials will showcase how its Transkoder 2016 continues its phenomenal technological advances by streamlining delivery of the diverse formats in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) production, during showcase sessions at IBC 2016, Amsterdam, 9-13 Sep (Okura Hotel), and at the partner booth of Panasonic (Hall 11, Stand C45).
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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 CCSee 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 EngineHD/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 DevelopersMulti-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 cardsaZPTP 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 Bluefish444Etere 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 ShippingNew 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 EventsThe 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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AJA Ships KONA IP; Releases v12.4 Desktop Software for KONA, Io and T-TAP
AJA Ships KONA IP; Releases v12.4 Desktop Software for KONA, Io and T-TAPAJA Video Systems today released KONA IP, the company’s first desktop video and audio I/O product for professional IP-based workflows. Simultaneously AJA rolled out a free v12.4 Desktop software update for KONA, Io and T-TAP, adding support for Adobe CC June 2016 releases, Avid Media Composer 8.5.3, updated Avid DNxHR support in AJA Control Room, and more.
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MPC NY provides VFX support for Novant Health "Boxing" spot...
MPC NY provides VFX support for Novant Health "Boxing" spot...A new ad for the healthcare provider Novant Health gets a dramatic visual effects boost from MPC New York. The spot, created by BBDO Atlanta and produced by Knucklehead, shows a woman in the fight of her life – only problem is, her opponent is invisible.
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Vitamin Pictures Reboots
Vitamin Pictures RebootsStudio gets a makeover, releases new work.
Design and animation studio Vitamin Pictures relaunches with a new look, and an expanded roster. The studio’s newly-added CGsupervisor, designer, illustrator and character animator were among a handful of artists who contributed to the company’s latest round of creative works.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now ShippingMassive update now available for Hollywood’s fastest growing professional editor!
Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 UpdateNew Fusion 8.1 update adds Fusion Connect for Avid on Mac OS X and Windows!
Blackmagic Design today announced a free Fusion 8.1 update that adds Fusion Connect for Avid as well as compatibility with the latest Avid Artist DNxIO video interface. The Fusion 8.1 update is available now for both Fusion 8 and Fusion Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website.
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SolidAnim goes to War in Warcraft w/ partner Animatrik Film
SolidAnim goes to War in Warcraft w/ partner Animatrik FilmSolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced its SolidTrack system was utilized for previz and tracking on the film Warcraft by its Canadian partner, Animatrik Film Design Inc.
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SolidAnim Looks Through The Looking Glass in Alice in Wonderland Sequel
SolidAnim Looks Through The Looking Glass in Alice in Wonderland SequelolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced its SolidTrack system was utilized for previz and tracking on the film Alice Through The Looking Glass. As of May 31, 2016, the film has grossed over $105 million worldwide.
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MAXON Cinema 4D helps Sarofsky animate Captain America: Civil War Main-on-end Titles
MAXON Cinema 4D helps Sarofsky animate Captain America: Civil War Main-on-end TitlesLeading 3D Solution Used by Design-Driven Production Company in Marvel’s Blockbuster Film
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce that design-driven production company Sarofsky relied on its celebrated Cinema 4D (C4D) software suite as a central content creation production tool in delivering the 3D elements in the main-on-end (MOE) title sequence in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.
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Bluefish444 and Visual Research Inc Integrate Technologies
Bluefish444 Broadcast Asia Stand 5A8-07 Visual Research Inc Broadcast Asia Stand 5K7-05
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, and Visual Research Inc.(VRi), a leading manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics, announced it has partnered with Visual Research Inc. to integrate three Bluefish444 video cards into the KarismaCG family of products.
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Brainstorm Presents "From Leonard to Ricardo" Virtual Presentation with Bluefish444 at Broadcast Asia
Brainstorm Multimedia, leading manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio solutions, will feature a virtual studio theatre at the upcoming Broadcast Asia 2016, booth 5F6-03, to showcase a revolutionary virtual presentation called "From Leonardo to Ricardo", which is an amazing visual history of virtual technology from its origins in the 15th century to the present day.
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Media L Invests in a Mistika Ultima to support Korean HDR Projects
Media L Invests in a Mistika Ultima to support Korean HDR ProjectsMistika’s flexibility and accuracy allows for our elaborate HDR workflow within a simple post-production chain. -- YongJoon Choi, Director, Media L, Korea
Media L, one of Korea’s top post-production companies, has recently purchased a Mistika Ultima system to revolutionise its HDR capabilities. Visiting IBC was a major influence in their decision to invest in SGO’s technology to help service their ongoing HDR requirements.
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MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling Season
MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling SeasonPost-production finishing for the second season of MTV’s hit show Scream: The TV Series is currently in high gear at Chainsaw in Hollywood. The facility is handling editorial finishing, color grading and deliverables. It is also supplying editing suites and gear used by series editors.
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MPC LA Makes Formidable New Hire & Key Promotion
Casey McIntyre Promoted to Creative Director, MPC Creative
MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce Rob Hodgson has joined the studio as VFX Creative Director for the Advertising division. A well respected and accomplished Visual Effects Supervisor and Artist, his body of work includes Ang Lee’s Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (for which Hodgson received a BAFTA nomination for visual effects), and award-winning commercials such as Kia “Dream Car,” GE “Ideas Are Scary” (both directed by Noam Murro) and Jell-O “Comb Over” (directed by Ulf Johansson). Hodgson joins CD Paul O’Shea to lead the studio’s renowned VFX team, behind recent work such as Nike “The Conductor,” Gatorade “The Dribble Effect” and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Seize Glory.”
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Bluefish444 Announces NewTek NDI Integration
NDI-compatible Bluefish444 SDI cards send and receive video and audio over IP to support interconnected production workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer, developer and marketer of the highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards in the professional video industry, announced NewTek Network Device Interface (NDI(tm)) integration with its SDI video cards.
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The Foundry Supports Learning and Development with Free Version of MARI
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of MARI Non-commercial. The free, non-watermarked version of the company's Academy Award®-winning 3D texture painting software allows artists to work on personal projects and learn at their own pace.
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Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating Officer
Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating OfficerHighly regarded industry figure Patrick Davenport returns to MPC Advertising as Chief Operating Officer USA with responsibility for managing operations for the business in Los Angeles and New York.
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Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video Creation
Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video CreationFor those that missed NAB this year, The Editors’ Lounge will be hosting a post-NAB evening on Friday, April 29th at 6:30 pm. The evening will feature an up-close look at all the latest from Blackmagic Design, GLOOKAST and RE: Vision Effects new plug-in for 360 video, RE: Lens. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production and will be held at their facility located at 1612 W. Olive Ave., Ste 200, Burbank, CA 91506.
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Hula Post Supports "The Jungle Book"
Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
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The Foundry delivers increased performance and efficiency with NUKE 10
NUKE 10 offers key new updates across NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of NUKE 10, designed to make artists more productive. With a focus on accelerating everyday workflows by enhancing performance, increasing stability and delivering new functionality in the areas that matter most to artists, NUKE 10 delivers key new updates across the entire product range: NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO.
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FuseFX Applies Military Muscle to FX’s “Tyrant”
VFX Supervisor Ted Rae and team are applying their artistry to a jihadist war drama.
FuseFX is currently creating visual effects for season three of FX’s Middle East drama Tyrant. VFX Supervisor Ted Rae leads a veteran team of artists tasked with enhancing the show’s international settings and intensifying the combat scenes. Created by executive producers of Homeland, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, Tyrant tells the story of the son of the ruler of a fictional Middle Eastern country who returns home and gets caught up in a conflict with the Army of the Caliphate. The show has drawn critical praise and a growing legion of fans for its dramatic action, nuanced story and strong performances. “Tyrant’s success has been phenomenal,” says Co-Producer Sean Sforza. “We’ve enjoyed network support from FX who’ve given us the leeway to tell a different kind of story.”
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Chaos Group’s V-Ray 3.3 for NUKE Brings GPU Speeds and VR Output to Top Compositing Application
Full V-Ray 3.x Feature Set Now Available in Free Update; NUKE 10 Compatibility On The Way
Today, Chaos Group, a worldwide leader in computer graphics, releases the most powerful renderer currently available for NUKE, NUKEX, and NUKE STUDIO. V-Ray 3.3 for NUKE brings the first node-based VR system, GPU rendering speeds, and 200+ 3.x updates also available in V-Ray for 3ds Max and Maya, to artists around the world.
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SGO News Alert - Mistika Pushes Performance up to 24GB GPU with New NVIDIA Quadro M6000
SGO News Alert - Mistika Pushes Performance up to 24GB GPU with New NVIDIA Quadro M6000Unwrapped VR images routinely demand high resolutions and the additional GPU memory of the Quadro M6000 will help Mistika users maintain real-time performance. -- Miguel Angel Doncel, CEO and Founder of SGO
SGO further enhances performance of its Mistika and Mamba FX post-production products with support of the new NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB GPU to handle extremely large, complex files for feature film and broadcast projects. The NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB is designed with double the graphics memory power previously available. The additional memory combined with the data processing of the card’s Maxwell architecture gives VFX artists, animators and editors the ability to work at even greater speed on complicated projects and multi-layered visual effects.
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The Foundry Solves Virtual Reality Content Creation Challenges With New CARA VR Toolset
New tools enable creation of high-quality 360° video content
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of its highly anticipated VR toolset. CARA VR is a new plug-in designed to work within the industry-leading NUKE environment to enable the creation of high-quality virtual reality content.
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EMC Releases New Digital Media Workflow Enhancements at NAB Show 2016
EMC delivers new advances for digital media workflows including 4K, IP-based broadcast and multi-platform delivery solutions via strong community of collaborators
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced four new media workflow enhancements for content creators, television and sports broadcasters and content delivery providers. In a rapidly changing and highly competitive market, user-centric solutions are a critical differentiator, and these new offerings enable customers to accelerate the creation and monetization of media, ensuring they can store, manage, protect and analyze their digital media assets.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5Massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features; Available for download now
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability for immediate download of the public beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
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AJA Announces KONA IP at NAB 2016
AJA Announces KONA IP at NAB 2016AJA Video Systems today announced KONA IP, its first desktop video and audio I/O product for professional IP-based workflows. KONA IP is the next generation of AJA’s industry-leading KONA line of PCIe capture cards and works with AJA Control Room and Control Panel software and SDK tools along with leading third-party content creation applications.
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IHSE USA and Vizrt to Demonstrate KVM Connection for Live-Broadcast Workflows at NAB
IHSE Equipment Performs Real-Time, Latency-Free Switching Among Vizrt Editing Stations Over Long Distances With No Loss of Quality or Resolution
IHSE USA LLC today announced that it will work with Vizrt at the 2016 NAB Show to demonstrate high-performance, long-distance KVM capabilities by connecting a live source between the two companies' booths, which will be located at opposite ends of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Both manufacturers will demonstrate mutual compatibility of their products based on real scenarios. The intent is to show long-distance connectivity in real time.
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Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings
New Tools and Improvements Deliver Innovation, Productivity and Efficiency
At NAB 2016, Autodesk, Inc. announced the latest versions of its flexible, subscription-based visual effects, post and 3D animation software, including Autodesk Flame Family 2017, Maya 2016 extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017. Designed to empower creatives, each release includes an array of new features and enhancements to help studios and artists manage modern workflow demands.
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Vizrt and Vū Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016
Vizrt and Vū Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016Live demo to highlight MAM integration to Vū Digital for automatic metadata extraction and analysis
Vizrt and Vū Digital will roll out some powerful, new automated tools that enrich video and other digital media assets with metadata at the National Association of Broadcasters annual show here next week.
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Bluefish444 Showcases Complete VR Workflow at NAB 2016
360 Video SDI Camera Recording to VR Post Production Workflows with Bluefish444
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced it has brought together some of the industry's best VR tools from camera right through to VR headset.
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Mistika is THE Powerful Reality in VR - SGO’s Booth #SL9027 at NAB
Mistika is THE Powerful Reality in VR - SGO’s Booth #SL9027 at NABWith Virtual Reality being widely touted as the “Next Frontier” of post-production innovation, SGO is already prepared with game-changing solutions for the challenges it presents to the industry. Mistika will be a revolutionary product for any company that wants to lead the way in VR.
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Mistika Unveils Ground-breaking Developments in Las Vegas
Mistika Unveils Ground-breaking Developments in Las VegasSGO BOOTH #SL9027 / 18 – 21 April 2016 / Las Vegas Convention Centre
SGO will be carving its own path this NAB, bringing its award-winning finishing system Mistika to the limelight and unveiling a multitude of incredible future-proof developments that have been in the pipeline for the past few years. Mistika will be the frontier of Virtual Reality, equipping professionals with the most innovative and accessible virtual toolsets and workflows. With an NAB highlight of VR in post, SGO will reveal its distinctive, forward thinking 3D feature-sets, VR Mode and VR Device connections, depicting how Mistika provides Colour Grading, HDR, Stereo and Compositing in Virtual Reality, in just one system.
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the STUDIO Helps Launch New Children’s Cancer Foundation Scarlett Contra el Cancer With Emotional Animated Short Film
the STUDIO Helps Launch New Children’s Cancer Foundation Scarlett Contra el Cancer With Emotional Animated Short FilmPowerful Mixed Media Piece “Scarlett” Brings Awareness To #LimbLossAwarenessMonth
For children confronting cancer, amputation takes as much of an emotional toll as a physical one -- a reality that is poignantly depicted in the powerfully moving animated short film created by the STUDIO, which dramatically tells the story of 6-year-old Scarlett Aida Rivero Osejo and her journey following the loss of her right leg due to Ewing Sarcoma, a bone cancer that affects mostly children. The 3-minute short, entitled simply “Scarlett,” is playing pivotal role in both helping raise awareness for both the Scarlett Contra el Cancer foundation and April’s Limb Loss Awareness Month (#LimbLossAwarenessMonth).
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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio
VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur StudioAcademy Award- and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio has hired Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, Akers’ recent photoreal work for online shooter “Destiny” and Kia Motors was recognized with 2015 VES Award nominations, with his efforts for “Destiny” also taking home Best Visual Effects honors at AICP 2015.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio Are Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design today announced that both Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio, the world's most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now shipping and is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows. The release of Fusion 8 is the first ever Mac compatible release of Fusion, which was previously a Windows only product. Fusion 8 Studio is now also available in 10, 20 or 50 multi user licenses, making it easy to install in larger creative groups and studios. The multi user licenses feature a single USB dongle programmed with multiple licenses that plug into a machine running Fusion Server, which is installed by default with Fusion Studio. Fusion Server manages the licenses across the Ethernet network. That means licenses can be floating and are not tied to any single machine, making it easy to administer in large facilities with lots of users.
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Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"
Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"Blackmagic Design announced today that Intelligent Creatures used Fusion Studio on the highly acclaimed horror film “The Witch.” Led by Compositing Supervisor Eric Doiron and VFX Supervisor Geoff Scott, the Toronto-based post house used Fusion Studio as its main software for all of the film’s VFX. In addition, Intelligent Creatures used DaVinci Resolve Studio to pull VFX plates and do selective color grading during its VFX sequences.
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Ventuz Technology Shows Next Generation of Real-Time Graphics Software at NAB 2016
Ventuz Technology Shows Next Generation of Real-Time Graphics Software at NAB 2016Software developer Ventuz Technology will demo the final version of the recently released Ventuz 5 at NAB 2016. The newest generation of the real-time graphics solution offers enhanced usability and improved design functionalities.
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PUMA-Red Bull F1 Racing Campaign – Rebel @ Outsider go to David Cox for Expertise
PUMA-Red Bull F1 Racing Campaign – Rebel @ Outsider go to David Cox for ExpertiseRebel @ Outsider go to David Cox for Expertise
A stunning new campaign launches the branding partnership between Global Sports Brand PUMA and Red Bull Racing Formula One Team in preparation for the upcoming Formula One 2016 Season. The commercial was created by Rebel @ Outsider, produced by Omelihu "Mel" Nwanguma and directed by Max Fisher for Tim Stedman at PUMA.
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Intelligent Creatures Creates Airborne VFX for Hit Action Movie London Has Fallen with Fusion Studio
Intelligent Creatures Creates Airborne VFX for Hit Action Movie London Has Fallen with Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design confirmed today that Toronto-based post house Intelligent Creatures utilized its visual effects and motion graphics solution, Fusion Studio, on the hit Gramercy Pictures movie “London Has Fallen.” Additionally, Intelligent Creatures used a Blackmagic Cinema Camera to capture VFX plates for the film and DaVinci Resolve Studio to convert VFX plates.
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VFX Legion Releases Winter 2016 Showreel
VFX Legion Releases Winter 2016 ShowreelHighlights include work from Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Insidious: Chapter 3, and Sinister 2
Remote post-production and VFX studio VFX Legion has released its brand new winter 2016 showreel.
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MPC LA HIRES award-winning VFX Supervisor/Lead Artist MICHAEL GREGORY as HEAD OF 2D
MPC LA HIRES award-winning VFX Supervisor/Lead Artist MICHAEL GREGORY as HEAD OF 2DAward-winning VFX supervisor and lead artist Michael Gregory joins MPC Los Angeles as Head of 2D. He comes on board from MPC London where for the past 13 years he has worked on many of the industry’s most acclaimed commercials, including Channel 4’s Cannes Film Craft Grand Prix-winner “Meet the Superhumans” for the Paralympics Games. Gregory brings expertise leading teams on large-scale projects, an exemplary aesthetic sensibility and long-standing relationships with top directors to his new role.
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RE:Vision Effects' RE:Map v3 now available!
RE:Map® v3 for After Effects, Nuke, Fusion and Natron is now available
RE:Map is our go-to tool for professional-quality mapping and distortion.
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RCS & Vizrt to Debut Graphics Solution for Euro 2016 & Copa America Broadcasts at NAB 2016
RCS and Vizrt collaborate to bring networks specialized version of LaunchPad for upcoming soccer competition coverage
With fan excitement building for Euro 2016 and Copa America, Reality Check Systems (RCS) is teaming up with Vizrt to offer a specialized version of LaunchPad - its interactive solution used by broadcasters worldwide - to facilitate plug-and-play full screen graphics and highlight analysis for studio programming surrounding the soccer competitions. The intuitive technology, which fuses Opta data with dynamic RCS templates, the Vizrt graphics and video compositing solution Viz Engine, and Viz Libero 3D analysis toolset, will be on display in 4K at NAB 2016 in Vizrt booth #SL2417.
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Ditch Welcomes New Editor Aaron Nelson; Promotes Ben Thompson to Creative Editor
Ditch Welcomes New Editor Aaron Nelson; Promotes Ben Thompson to Creative EditorDitch Owner/Editor Brody Howard has expanded the company’s talent roster by welcoming Creative Editor Aaron Nelson and promoting long-time Assistant Editor Ben Thompson to a full Creative Editor position. www.ditchedit.com This expansion comes just on the heels of Howard entering into a new partnership to launch the new interactive studio Ditch Creative.
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From Messy to organised - how ftrack helps keep Squint/Opera on target
From Messy to organised - how ftrack helps keep Squint/Opera on targetBased on charming UK children’s magazine Okido, the BBC’s Messy Goes to Okido was a hit with kids just a few months into its run. Blending CG with live-action footage, Messy offers a whimsical, yet totally educational dive into the wonderful world of science.
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Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and Abroad
Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and AbroadPipelineFX's Render Farm Manager Helps Award-Winning Polish Animation Studio Tackle Projects Ranging from AAA Cinematics to Interactive Video Installations
It's created cinematics for AAA games and commercials for Coca-Cola. It's produced viral teasers for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and visual effects for Lars von Trier's Antichrist. It's won two BAFTAs, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Palm at Cannes, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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Vizrt and Vicon partner to bring a powerful new broadcast To BVE North.'
Vizrt and Vicon partner to bring a powerful new broadcast tracking solution to BVE 2016
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist, today announced a strategic partnership with Vizrt, the leading provider of production tools for the digital media industry. The Vicon tracking solution for integration with Viz Virtual Studio will be demonstrated on the Vizrt stand at BVE 2016 (stand P10). It allows production teams to quickly deploy virtual sets with its precise camera lens calibration and accurate tracking abilities.
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Mistika showcases Cutting-Edge HDR Colour-Finishing on the Canon stand at BVE 2016
Mistika showcases Cutting-Edge HDR Colour-Finishing on the Canon stand at BVE 2016SGO spearheads innovation for those who aspire to be the best, and is delighted to partner with Canon at BVE this year, to display the latest pioneering advancements in HDR technology. Mistika will drive a dynamic end-to-end HDR-4K “Glass-to-Glass” colour-process workflow demonstration on Canon's stand L30 in the HDR zone.
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Bluefish444 Joins the TICO Alliance
"The Professionals' Choice" customers can access high quality video at low bandwidth
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced it has become a member of the TICO alliance. The TICO lightweight 4:1 compression scheme, known as SMPTE RDD35, will allow Bluefish444 customers to access uncompressed quality video at one quarter of the bandwidth, to be transported over existing SDI infrastructure and emerging IP technologies.
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Nick Jr. Team Up With Houses in Motion For A ‘Warm + Fuzzy’ Stop Motion Package
Nick Jr. Team Up With Houses in Motion For A ‘Warm + Fuzzy’ Stop Motion PackageHouses in Motion was called upon by Nick Jr. to produce a playful broadcast package that brightens its young viewers’ winter with a ‘Warm & Fuzzy’ feeling. The integrated series of promos, IDs, and bumpers features stylized versions of established characters from the network’s popular children’s programming and introduces a new crew of adorable critters. Houses bringing their message to life through stop motion animation that echoes the characters’ organic, handcrafted qualities.
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Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to Deadpool
Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to DeadpoolCreating the Grotesque Look and Feel of the Unmasked Antihero
Rodeo FX completed close to 230 VFX shots for Deadpool, Tim Miller’s R-rated depiction of the Marvel Comics anti-superhero. The studio, led by VFX supervisor Wayne Brinton, worked on complex sequences that required fire and embers, grotesque skin alterations, and set extensions. Rodeo FX brought its unique skills to this collaborative VFX effort, ensuring that the finished product was much more than the sum of its parts.
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Authority FX has released its proprietary After Effects plugins for free
Authority FX has released its proprietary After Effects plugins for freeAuthority FX has released its proprietary After Effects plugins for free - no strings attached. The plugins were originally developed for linear light compositing in Eyeon Fusion, and have since been ported to After Effects. In addition to offering free binaries, Authority FX is planning to make the source code available.
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New MochaBlend C4D Plug-in bridges 2D to 3D Effects Workflow
New MochaBlend C4D Plug-in bridges 2D to 3D Effects WorkflowInnovative new plug-in for Maxon C4D imports mocha data into 3D space for exciting new VFX and motion graphics workflows.
Innovative new plug-in for Maxon C4D imports mocha data into 3D space for exciting new VFX and motion graphics workflows.
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E! Turns Once Again To Production & Motion Graphics Studio leftchannel For New, Fashion Week 2016 Promo Campaign
E! Turns Once Again To Production & Motion Graphics Studio leftchannel For New, Fashion Week 2016 Promo CampaignWith the success of the Fall 2015 promo campaign for E! & New York Fashion Week, the creative team at the popular cable net returned to leftchannel for a brand-new promo for Fashion Week 2016. Once again, E! called on the production & motion graphics studio, headed by Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, for an expansive, new promo drawing E! viewers into the excitement of Fashion Week 2016.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads Feature Film Wins with 4 Awards; The Good Dinosaur is Top Animated Film Winner; Games of Thrones and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Kate Mara, Zack Snyder, Michael Pena, Terry Crews, Portia Doubleday and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Join Overflow Crowd of VFX Artists, Innovators and Industry VIPs
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JELD-WEN leverages 2016 HGTV Dream Home sponsorship with national spots from Wondersmith
JELD-WEN and CMD Leverage Brand's 2016 HGTV Dream Home Sponsorship with National TV Spots from Wondersmith, Directed by Andrew Hardaway
A new cinematic spot produced by creative production company Wondersmith for JELD-WEN and CMD has just debuted nationwide. Entitled "Beat," this and an earlier campaign spot entitled "Beauty Throughout" were directed by Andrew Hardaway specifically to leverage JELD-WEN's sponsorship of the 2016 HGTV Dream Home. Both spots can be viewed at http://wondersmith.tv.
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Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMAT
Interstate Welcomes Directing Duo TOMATAward-Winning Brazilian Team Brings Their Comedy and VFX Chops to Directors’ Group
Award-winning directors’ group Interstate has signed Rio De Janeiro-based directing duo TOMAT for exclusive US representation.
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Cinegy is all about 8K and beyond for NAB 2016
Having already made its 8K mark with the launch of the DANIEL2 codec, which can decode multiple 8K and 4K streams while performing real time compositing, colour correction, scaling, and titling, Cinegy will expand on the theme at NAB 2016.
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Rodeo FX Recreates 1800s Whaling Village for In the Heart of the Sea
Setting the stage for historic drama with compelling visual effects
Rodeo FX recreated 19th-century Nantucket for Ron Howard’s latest film, In the Heart of the Sea, including concept art, seamlessly interwoven set extensions, and evocative matte painting for a total of over 260 visual effects shots. The VFX studio’s work demonstrates the power and impact of visual effects, not only for bringing period films to life, but also expanding the storytelling pallet by conveying drama and atmosphere in support of the unfolding narrative. In the Heart of the Sea has been nominated for a VES Award in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects category.
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Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe Klippsten
Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe KlippstenCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Blythe Klippsten as Executive Producer. Klippsten has nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, previously working with top studios including Psyop, MassMarket, Stardust Studios and Ntropic. After beginning her career as a VFX Producer at Zoic from 2006 – 2008, she returns as Executive Producer for Series.
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