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URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music Video
News: URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera was used to shoot the music video for Aaron Carter's new hit single "Fool's Gold." DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to grade the music video by Colorist Robert Crosby at L.A.-based post production studio Coyote Post.
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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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ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic Lenses
News: ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic LensesARRI introduces two new focal lengths to the Master Anamorphic series, extending the range at both the wide-angle and telephoto ends. The 28 mm MA28 shares the fast T1.9 aperture speed of all seven preceding Master Anamorphics, making it ideal for low light work and shallow depth of field. For such a long focal length, the 180 mm MA180 has an impressively fast stop of T2.8 and a compact design, with a front diameter of just 95 mm. Both lenses display the same superior image quality and perfect optical aberration correction as all other Master Anamorphics.
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ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXT
News: ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXTMore than ever before, ALEXA offers the best overall image quality and efficient workflow with the SXT cameras. By striking a perfect balance between pixel size and resolution, ALEXA SXT produces beautiful images in HD, 2K and 4K, while also delivering the highest dynamic range of any camera in the market. Not only does ALEXA SXT meet the resolution needs of 4K and UHD distribution with easy workflows, it is also uniquely well-equipped to create content that will take fullest advantage of emerging HDR (High Dynamic Range) display technologies. In addition, the ability to record at up to 120 fps in full image quality means that HFR (High Frame Rate) approaches to enhancing viewer experience can also be accommodated. The continually increasing popularity of anamorphic shooting is best served by ALEXA’s unique tall sensor and the new anamorphic recording formats offered in the SXT.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeck
News: Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeckBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update which adds control of all HyperDeck Studio disk recorders to all ATEM switchers. ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic ATEM switcher customers.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
News: 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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Sony Unveils 4K 8x Ultra High Frame Rate Camera System with Replay
Combines 4K resolution with enhanced high frame rate capabilities — 8x at 4K, and up to 16x in full HD
Sony’s newest camera system combines 4K resolution with enhanced high frame rate capabilities — 8x at 4K, and up to 16x in full HD. This power is combined with dynamic center cut-out and zoom capabilities for live sports and event production.
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Sony Goes Beyond Definition at NAB 2016 Professional A/V Technologies for Production at All Levels - Imaging, HD, 4K, High Dynamic Range, IP transmission and Storage
News: Sony Goes Beyond Definition at NAB 2016 Professional A/V Technologies for Production at All Levels - Imaging, HD, 4K, High Dynamic Range, IP transmission and StorageSony is showcasing new technologies and workflows for HD, 4K, high dynamic range, storage and IP, providing the tools to drive professionals' creativity. Sony's exhibit will feature new models and updates to widely used products -- camcorders, cameras, monitors, switchers, storage/archiving, and wireless transmission for broadcast, production, sports, live events and more.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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NAB NEWS: Sound Devices and Dan Dugan Debut Dugan Automixing for the 688 MIXER/RECORDER AT NAB 2016
News: NAB NEWS: Sound Devices and Dan Dugan Debut Dugan Automixing for the 688 MIXER/RECORDER AT NAB 2016Firmware version 3.00 will make the 688 the first field mixer/recorder ever to offer the coveted Dugan automixing
Sound Devices, LLC and Dan Dugan Sound Design, Inc. are pleased to announce that the Sound Devices 688 mixer/recorder will be offering Dugan automixing as part of its Firmware Version 3.00 update, available at no cost to 688 owners upon release next week at NAB 2016.
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Deluxe Extends 4K/UHD Services to Facilitate HDR Content Management and Delivery
News: Deluxe Extends 4K/UHD Services to Facilitate HDR Content Management and DeliveryDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announced today that the company's multiscreen and Over-the-Top (OTT) media management and delivery platform, Deluxe OnDemand™, now provides key workflow capabilities to enable distributors and programmers to quickly and easily participate in the next wave of 4K/UHD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Deluxe will showcase HDR and associated workflow components at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, in booth #SU4414.
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Canon U.S.A. announces Canon 4k Imagery featured in IMAX® Film
Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point Few Get to See
The future of 4K filmmaking is looking up — in fact, all the way to space. A Beautiful Planet, the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA, will premiere in IMAX in New York on April 16 and was shot primarily in space using Canon cameras and lenses. The film will be shown to the public exclusively in IMAX®and IMAX®3D theaters beginning April 29.
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New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD Lens
News: New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD LensGround-Breaking Lens Delivers Crisp 4K Images across Entire Zoom Range, Better Color Capture, and High Dynamic Range
At the NAB Show next week, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its cutting-edge FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) broadcast lens - the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. The UA107x 4K UHD lens can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K product family at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Destined to set a new standard for 4K UHD and HD production worldwide, the UA107x provides superb 4K optical quality across the entire zoom focal range - a hallmark of the FUJINON ZK series of Cine-Style lenses.
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Abekas Taps axle Video to Deliver Multi-Server Media Management
News: Abekas Taps axle Video to Deliver Multi-Server Media ManagementNAB 2016 Abekas Booth SL5713; axle Video Booth SL15416.
Abekas Inc., an industry leader in digital video production servers and equipment, and axle Video LLC, pioneer in media management systems that are easy to use, install, and afford, today announced integration of axle Video media management software with the Abekas Mira and Tria video server family.
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FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio Zoom
News: FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio ZoomAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK (XK6x20) zoom; destined to be the next ‘go to’ lens for cine operations big and small. Designed for the video production and PL cine markets, this 20-120mm Cabrio features a T stop of T3.5 end-to-end, a 20-120mm focal range, and industry-proven Cabrio flexibility - at an affordable price. It is also equipped with a unique detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as an ENG-style or standard PL lens. Weighing just 2.9kgs, the new Cabrio can be seen along with the complete FUJINON line up at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, which runs this month, from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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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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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC.
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing made easy!
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Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"
News: Pixel Underground Applies Creative Touch to AHC Documentary "Justice for MLK"Facility’s graphics teams produces intricately animated graphics to help illustrate the story of the King assassination as part of a complete package of post services.
Final post production for Justice for MLK: The Hunt for James Earl Ray, a two-hour documentary that premiered recently on the American Heroes Channel, was completed at Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company. The facility handled online, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided graphics services, creating the main title as well as dozens of artfully animated elements that appear throughout the show.
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Steadicam Operator Jessica Lopez Uses Switronix Batteries To Catch The Laughs For "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"
News: Steadicam Operator Jessica Lopez Uses Switronix Batteries To Catch The Laughs For "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"As a camera operator tasked with shooting comedy, it’s no small feat trying to capture all of the laughs. With legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his all-star roster of comedic friends that he welcomes onto his web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (CCGC), you better come prepared and powered up at all times so you don’t miss a single joke. For Steadicam operator Jessica Lopez, that means stocking her rig with the Hypercore 98AG batteries from Switronix, a leader in battery and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot High End Runway Shows at New York Fashion Week
News: URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot High End Runway Shows at New York Fashion WeekBlackmagic Design today announced that three URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras were used to shoot Hervé Léger's and BCBG Max Azria's Fall/Winter 2016 runway shows at New York Fashion Week. Director Anthony Lau, of New York and Sydney-based creative studio and production company ALAUD, chose the URSA Mini 4.6K for its sharp, high-quality and cinematic images, essential for capturing the intricate details and aesthetics of the clothing.
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Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shipping
News:Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shipping Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera have commenced shipping and that the specifications of the two cameras have been changed. This announcement can also be viewed as a video available at https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/video/93298de7281044cf990b1f8783ef7827.
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Intelligent Creatures Creates Airborne VFX for Hit Action Movie London Has Fallen with Fusion Studio
News: 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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Master Chief Unmasked: Powering Facial Animation in Video Games
News: Master Chief Unmasked: Powering Facial Animation in Video GamesSequence gears up with Faceware in Halo: Fall of Reach
Master Chief John-117 may have spent the majority of his video game career hidden behind thick armour plating, but in Halo: Fall of Reach we see the iconic hero unmasked – both figuratively and literally. It was up to Sequence Group and Faceware to ensure Master Chief’s facial animation – as well as that of the diverse Halo cast – delivered the strong sense of personality that has seen the character endure for over 15 years.
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SolidAnim Previz in Epic Fantasy Gods of Egypt
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced that Alex Proyas' film, Gods of Egypt, utilized SolidAnim's SolidTrack system for its' visfx pre-viz. The film opened February 26, 2016 and has grossed $74.6million worldwide as of March 11, 2016.
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Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General Manager
News: Graeme Parcher Joins SIM Digital, Los Angeles, as General ManagerThe SIM Group has appointed former Kodak executive Graeme Parcher as General Manager of the Los Angeles office of its SIM Digital division, a supplier of camera systems and related gear to motion picture and television productions. Parcher will oversee operations; manage relations with studios, independent producers and other key clients; and develop strategies for growth.
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Longines Masters Premieres I-MOVIX’s New INFINITE Ultra Motion System
News: Longines Masters Premieres I-MOVIX’s New INFINITE Ultra Motion SystemOne of the world’s most prestigious sports series, the Longines Masters, has premiered INFINITE, the new ultra motion system from I-MOVIX.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces the VB-M50B, A High-Sensitivity PTZ Network Camera ideal for outstanding visibility in long-range, low light applications
New Advanced Lens and Powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor Help Enable the VB-M50B to Deliver High-Quality Images with Amazing Color and Clarity, Even in Low Light Environments
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the VB-M50B, a high-performance network camera capable of capturing color accurate video even in low light environments. The VB-M50B PTZ Network Camera can reproduce color video down to .04 lux* and black and white video down to .002 lux*, making it ideal for many applications where lighting may be limited, ranging from security and surveillance to web casting.
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Telestream and NewBlue Partner to Create Post Producer Titler
News: Telestream and NewBlue Partner to Create Post Producer TitlerAutomated Vantage Service for File-Based Title Generation Automates the creation of animated titles, slates, and graphical elements as part of a Vantage Post Producer iterative content workflow
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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
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Cooke Optics Launches New Wide Angle Zoom Lens at NAB 2016
News: Cooke Optics Launches New Wide Angle Zoom Lens at NAB 2016Complete 25-300mm set of Anamorphic/i lenses will be shipping by NAB
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to unveil the first of two planned zoom lenses at NAB 2016.The new wide angle zoom lens will be available to view on Booth C8344 at the LVCC from 18th-21stApril 2016.
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Blackmagic Design Products Used on a Variety of 2016 Oscar Nominated Films
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate the 2016 Oscar-nominated films that used an array of Blackmagic Design products, such as Blackmagic Cinema Cameras on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” as well as DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio on “The Martian,” among others. Hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscars recognize cinematic achievements in the film industry, and Blackmagic Design is honored that its products were chosen to help bring these stunning films to life. Some of the 2016 Oscar-nominated films that used Blackmagic Design products include:
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Telestream Introduces Adaptive Bit Rate Optimization for OTT Distribution at BVE 2016
News: Telestream Introduces Adaptive Bit Rate Optimization for OTT Distribution at BVE 2016New Vantage functionality minimizes CDN distribution costs whilst assuring optimum moving image quality
At BVE, Telestream® (stand K06), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions will debut major new functionality within its Flagship enterprise-class software product - Vantage®. The company reports that this new feature represents a quantum progression in Vantage’s multiscreen OTT distribution capabilities, empowering content owners, producers, and distributors to quickly, easily and efficiently package, monetize and distribute their media over multiple delivery networks.
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Focusing-in on Norway's Hocus Focus and Mistika
Scandinavia's Top Mistika Facility Looks Forward to Another Productive Year
"Our clients are keen to embrace new technologies for image capture and SGO is always on the ball to make sure Mistika can work with these as soon as possible.”
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E! Turns Once Again To Production & Motion Graphics Studio leftchannel For New, Fashion Week 2016 Promo Campaign
News: 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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Josh Brolin To Present Art Directors Guild Award To David O. Russell At 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards
News: Josh Brolin To Present Art Directors Guild Award To David O. Russell At 20th Annual Art Directors Guild AwardsOscar®-nominated actor Josh Brolin will present the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Cinematic Imagery Award to Oscar-nominated filmmaker David O. Russell at the 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Sunday, January 31 at The Beverly Hilton. The announcement was made by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producer Thomas Wilkins. The ceremony, presented by DXV by American Standard and hosted by comedian Owen Benjamin, will honor the prestigious spectrum of Russell’s extraordinary award-winning work.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate To Support Independent Filmmakers
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate
Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the U.S. Competition categories at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival who want to screen a film print. Additionally, Kodak is offering Sundance Lab participants a 50% discount on film purchased for origination of their project.
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Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon Zooms
News: Tokyo-based Production Company Tests Fujinon ZoomsTokyo-based video production company, Ellroy Inc., decided to see for themselves if zoom lenses from FUJIFILM, for all their undoubted functionality, fall short when compared to single-focal length PL mount cine lenses in terms of image quality. To independently assess the lens performances, Ellroy crew conducted a hands-on investigation, pitting three FUJINON 4K Cabrios PL-mount lenses – the 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, and 14-35mm Cabrio – against high-quality single-focal length primes on actual commercial shoots and performed a variety of quality checks. Led by veteran DP Kazumi Takahashi, the Ellroy team focused on resolution, distortion and how the lenses handled color.
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VICON and ARTANIM announce strategic partnership to bring forward the next era of Immersive Virtual Reality combining VR glasses with motion capture.
VICON and ARTANIM announce strategic partnership to bring forward the next era of Immersive Virtual Reality combining VR glasses with motion capture
Artanim today announce that it has developed and is delivering a new technology allowing users to experience, physically interact, and collaborate in a virtual 3D environment using Vicon motion capture technology.
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TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16
News: TED2016 in Cinemas - Speakers Announced - 1.15.16February 15 LIVEEvent in Local Movie Theaters Presented by Fathom Events and BY Experience in Partnership with TED
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update Now Available
Adds support for the latest color science technologies, along with decoding of HEVC/H.265 QuickTime files on OS X, additional high dynamic range features and more
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update Now Available
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Now Available in Mac App Store for US$499
The full version of its professional editing and color correction software, is now available in a Mac only version in the App Store for Mac OS X for only USD$499
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Now Available in Mac App Store for $499 12 Studio, the full version of its professional editing and color correction software, is now available in a Mac only version in the App Store for Mac OS X for only USD$499.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Studio Public Beta is Now
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of Fusion 8 Studio, the full version of the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"
News: Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Indie Crime Thriller "Dixieland"Colorist Anthony Raffaele collaborates with Writer-Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to capture the atmosphere of the Deep South.
Post-production finishing for the new independent feature Dixieland was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Anthony Raffaele worked with first-time Writer/Director Hank Bedford and Cinematographer Tobias Datum to finalize the look of the tense crime thriller set in modern day Mississippi. The facility also handled editorial conforming and visual effects. The film was released theatrically by IFC this month.
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European Swimming Championship Deploys Micro Studio Camera 4K for Live Broadcast
News: European Swimming Championship Deploys Micro Studio Camera 4K for Live BroadcastBlackmagic Design has today announced that its Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K was deployed at the 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championship, held in Netanya, Israel, as part of a specialist 3D motion robotic cable system developed by DynamiCam.
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Trost Motion Partners with DitoGear to Bring Motion Control to Precision Camera Sliders
News: Trost Motion Partners with DitoGear to Bring Motion Control to Precision Camera SlidersNew Bundle from Trost Motion and DitoGear Deliver High Design, Precision Motion Controlled Cinematic Experiences for Filmmakers
Trost Motion (www.trostmostion.com) today announced they have partnered with DitoGear™ (www.ditogear.com) to combine precision motion control systems with Trost Motion’s family of cinematic camera sliders. As a result of this partnership, Trost Motion and DitoGear are offering a bundled solution for filmmakers; the MotionKit with OmniController for Trost Motion.
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Microsoft's 343 Industries Deploys OptiTrack Mocap for 'Halo 5: Guardians'
News: Microsoft's 343 Industries Deploys OptiTrack Mocap for 'Halo 5: Guardians'OptiTrack Tech Tapped for Character Animation and Camera Tracking
Microsoft Studios’ 343 Industries, the leading force behind the wildly popular ‘Halo’ franchise, recently released “Halo 5: Guardians” to widespread critical acclaim. In preparation for the development of the latest installment, 343 Industries built out a new 50’ by 50’ motion capture stage outfitted with a state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture system. 50 Prime 41 cameras captured the live human performances and delivered the digital character animation data for in-game action and interactive cut-scenes.
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SMPTE Hires Howard Lukk as Director of Standards
News: SMPTE Hires Howard Lukk as Director of StandardsA Film Director, Lukk Joins Staff, Bringing Decades of Experience Guiding Integration of New Technologies in Motion Imaging
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is pleased to announce that Howard Lukk will be joining the SMPTE staff as the Society's new director of standards. Over the coming 12 months, Lukk will transition into the position that has been held by Peter Symes for the past eight years. Symes will retire at the end of 2016.
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Oishii Creative Designs Vibrant On-Air Package For Sprout Brand Refresh
News: Oishii Creative Designs Vibrant On-Air Package For Sprout Brand RefreshNew Look Combines Live-Action & Animation to Celebrate Everyday Childhood Moments
Creative solutions company Oishii Creativerecently contributed to the brand refresh of preschool television network Sprout, whose new brand identity is highlighted by the tagline, “Free to Grow,” with a vibrant on-air look that combines live-action and motion graphics. Oishii Creative produced more than 60 promotional elements for the network refresh, including live-action spots, lower thirds, bumpers, IDs, end pages, transitions and promo toolkits.
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Poser 11 and Poser Pro 11 Released
Digital Artists Create Hyper-Realistic 3D Effects Faster and Easier with Smith Micro’s New Poser Pro 11 Streamlined workflow and powerful new rendering engine make Poser Pro 11 design and animation software a “content creator’s dream”
For twenty years, digital artists around the world have used Poser® design and animation software to create 3D illustrations, animations, and content of every imaginable type. Today Smith Micro (NASDAQ: SMSI) raised the bar once again with the release of new Poser Pro 11, making it faster and easier to create hyper-realistic 3D characters and scenes. Designed to simplify usage, streamline workflow, and put more power at the artists’ fingertips, Poser Pro 11 turns a sophisticated, fully featured character animation system into a must-have productivity tool for illustrators, design houses, game developers, and more.
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iPi Soft Motion Capture Software Helps Mobile Content Developer AWE Create Historic-Themed Virtual Reality Content For Toronto’s Fort York
News: iPi Soft Motion Capture Software Helps Mobile Content Developer AWE Create Historic-Themed Virtual Reality Content For Toronto’s Fort YorkMarkerless Motion Capture Technology Plays Key Role In Bringing Past To Life At Nine Acre Fort York National Historical Site
History buffs who have wondered about witnessing great moments in time are one step closer thanks to Toronto-based mobile content developer AWE, that used iPi Motion Capture, the leading markerless motion capture solution developed by iPi Soft, to create a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience at the Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto. Using Google Cardboard, visitors to the nine-acre location in Toronto will be able to experience key battle scenes, military fortifications and the significant role that Fort York has played in the country’s history in a simulated, immersive 3-D environment.
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SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and Exhibitors
News: SMPTE 2015 Draws Record Number of Attendees That Enjoys Rich Lineup of Speakers and ExhibitorsSurge in Technical Presentations, Technology Exhibitions, and Attendees Reflects Rapid Evolution of the Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) exceeded organizers' expectations, drawing more than 75 expert presentations, nearly 100 exhibitors, and 2,328 registered attendees hailing from more than 35 countries — the highest attendance in more than a decade. The SMPTE conference is the premier annual event for motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, and the allied arts and sciences.
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Alexa 65: Collaboration With Pinewood Digital Helps Mark A Successful First Year
News: Alexa 65: Collaboration With Pinewood Digital Helps Mark A Successful First YearIn the year since ARRI Rental's first public preview of the ALEXA 65 at Camerimage 2014, the large format system has notched up an impressive list of feature film credits. Two key elements of the ALEXA 65’s success are its ability to seamlessly mix with other ALEXA camera family members on set –such as the ALEXA XT and ALEXA Mini – and a very robust and cost-effective workflow, with postproduction facilities such as Pinewood Digital in the UK putting strategies in place to assist productions shooting with the system.
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SIM Digital Hosts Demo of Panasonic VariCam 35
News: SIM Digital Hosts Demo of Panasonic VariCam 35Cinematographer Theo van de Sande, ASC shares his experience in using the 4K “Ultra HD” camera on “Cheerleader Death Squad.”
Members of Toronto’s motion picture and television production community got a first-hand look at Panasonic’s new 4K “Ultra HD” digital cinema camera, the VariCam 35, in a special technology demonstration hosted by SIM Digital.
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ASG Welcomes Steve McCracken to Southern California Technical Services Team
News: ASG Welcomes Steve McCracken to Southern California Technical Services TeamAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced Steve McCracken joined the company as a systems engineer for the Technical Services Team on Aug. 17. Based in Southern California, he offers field service and consultation for ASG clients in the region.
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Pixel Magic Lights Up the Crowds in "My All American"
Pixel Magic announced that it recently created all of the visual effects for "My All American". The movie, directed by Angelo Pizzo, (writer of RUDY and HOOSIERS), opens in theaters on November 13, 2015.
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Varicam 35 4K Camera Imager Receives HPA Engineering Excellence Award
News: Varicam 35 4K Camera Imager Receives HPA Engineering Excellence AwardLast evening, Panasonic was honored with the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA)'s 2015 Engineering Excellence Award for the company's development of the 4K camera imager in its VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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Roger Designs Family Jr. Brand with New Logo & On-Air Package
News: Roger Designs Family Jr. Brand with New Logo & On-Air PackageCanadian Children’s Network Gets a Smart, Playful Look Inspired by Imagination
Creative production studio Roger has rebranded the new Canadian preschool network Family Jr., part of DHX Television’s suite of channels. The realigned network and its French-language counterpart, Télémagino, are geared towards children ages two to five.
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AERIGON UAV Flies Over London in Pursuit of James Bond in Spectre
News: AERIGON UAV Flies Over London in Pursuit of James Bond in SpectreCapturing Aerial Footage at Night in a City Center
Intuitive Aerial’s AERIGON UAV was used on a key action scene in Spectre, the latest addition to the James Bond movie franchise. Helicopter Film Services flew its AERIGON just above the rooftops near Trafalgar Square in London as Bond, played by Daniel Craig, races up a fire escape. Easily lifting a 6K RED Dragon and Zeiss Master Prime lens, AERIGON provided the power and precision for ultra high resolution capture of the dramatic sequence. Together with the best production cameras and lenses, AERIGON allows today’s filmmakers to capture creative shots that often couldn’t have been achieved any other way.
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HBO's "Game of Thrones" Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Chainsaw's Joe Finley
Blackmagic Design today announced that Joe Finley of LA based post production facility Chainsaw, a SIM Group company, is grading HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series “Game of Thrones” with DaVinci Resolve Studio. Joe has graded the series with DaVinci Resolve Studio since 2012, and with season five’s finale in June, anticipations are already high for the season six premiere in 2016.
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Telestream and Cinnafilm Team Up To Tackle UHD Content Challenge
News: Telestream and Cinnafilm Team Up To Tackle UHD Content ChallengeVantage media processing platform now integrates both Tachyon and Dark Energy frame mechanics & standards conversion technology
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced an extension to its strategic collaboration with Cinnafilm®, a global leader in innovative video optimization solutions for television, film and multimedia delivery.
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RED Digital Cinema to Showcase EPIC DRAGON at CCW2015
News: RED Digital Cinema to Showcase EPIC DRAGON at CCW2015RED Digital Cinema will be represented at Content & Communications World in New York on November 11-12, 2015, at the Snell Advanced Media booth, #903. The 6K RED EPIC® DRAGON camera and the REDCAST™Module will be featured in the booth’s acquisition area as part of a complete broadcast workflow.
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AERIGON UAV Used for Innovative Aerial Footage in We Are Blood
News: AERIGON UAV Used for Innovative Aerial Footage in We Are BloodCapturing Close Skateboarding Action Shots in Feature Film
AERIGON, the aerial remote camera head manufactured by Intuitive Aerial, empowered filmmaker Ty Evans to capture spectacular shots for the skateboarding feature film We Are Blood. With the precision and maneuverability of AERIGON, the camera was able to follow the skateboarding action and capture shots that would never have been possible before. By providing a versatile yet stable aerial platform for 5K and 6K digital cameras with pro cinema lenses, the AERIGON UAV is expanding the modern cinematographer’s toolset and the possibilities for visual storytelling.
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Actor Gerald Auger cast in Australian production LOST FACE and Russian production PETERSBURG, A SELFIE
News: Actor Gerald Auger cast in Australian production LOST FACE and Russian production PETERSBURG, A SELFIEHe produced and starred in BOHEMIAN BLOOD in The Frightening 48 Hour Film Challenge in Northern Alberta
Gerald Auger – actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur and motivational speaker of Woodland Cree descent from Alberta, Canada has a busy fall with roles in three short films: “Lost Face”, “Petersburg. A Selfie”, and an independent short film “Bohemian Blood” for The Frightening 48 Hour Film Challenge. This is a man on a mission and his characters capture the essence of his talent.
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MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title Sequence
News: MPC Brings Monsters to Life for Sony Pictures' Hit, Goosebumps: Creating VFX, VR Adventure & Title SequenceFor the #1 movie in America, Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps, the Moving Picture Company delivered a wide range of work that started with over 700 VFX shots for the film and went on to include the film’s creative title sequence and an in-theater Virtual Reality adventure.
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Animatrik licenses Lightstorm Entertainment technology & breaks world record!
News: Animatrik licenses Lightstorm Entertainment technology & breaks world record!Animatrik licenses Giant from Lightstorm Entertainment Inc.
Animatrik, a leading provider of performance capture and virtual production solutions for film, television, games and animation, has officially licensed LEI/Giant technology from leading film production company Lightstorm Entertainment Inc.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used by Beyond Productions for ‘MythBusters’ New Virtual Reality Experiences
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sydney, Australia based Beyond Productions is using DaVinci Resolve Studio to support its post production workflow for new virtual reality (VR) content for Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.”
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LEADER to demonstrate advanced 4K production-support solutions and VC7 video standards converter at SMPTE 2015
News: LEADER to demonstrate advanced 4K production-support solutions and VC7 video standards converter at SMPTE 2015See Leader Instruments on stand 304 at SMPTE 2015, October 26-29, 2015, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, California
Following a highly successful IBC2015 in Amsterdam, LEADER Instruments is heading to Hollywood for the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers' 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. SMPTE 2015 will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, October 26-29.
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Japanese Firm Rhizomatiks Research Uses ATEM 2M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM Production Studio 4K for 'Next World Live'
Blackmagic Design today announced that Rhizomatiks Research, a cutting edge design firm which has created various interactive artworks for clients such as NIKE and HONDA, used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Production Studio 4K, ATEM 2M/E Production Studio 4K and SmartView Duo on NHK’s “Next World Live” music show.
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43 of the Fall Season¹s Biggest TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
Blackmagic Design today announced that numerous Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software, DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and online editor and more, are being used to complete brand new and returning hit fall television shows.
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UGG Australia Defeats The Seasons In Fall Treadlite Campaign By M&C Saatchi LA
News: UGG Australia Defeats The Seasons In Fall Treadlite Campaign By M&C Saatchi LAM&C Saatchi LA has launched UGG® Australia’s new fall campaign, which demonstrates how the brand’s innovative Treadlite by UGG™ lightweight outsole technology helps Defeat the Seasons. Available on weather boots for the first time, Treadlite by UGG™ features a lightweight, durable, and flexible outsole that delivers remarkable traction and protection that can combat even the worst conditions with ease. The campaign’s arresting visuals are dramatic interpretations of the worst kind of winter conditions, with Treadlite by UGG™ boots catapulted through layers of ice, snow and water.
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SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015)
SMPTE® 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) to Delve Into OTT, Cloud, and IP
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29, in Hollywood, California, will feature an array of sessions dedicated to over-the-top (OTT), cloud, and IP (Internet Protocol)-based technology and services. During the SMPTE 2015 Industry Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m., Ted Middleton, chief product officer at Verizon Digital Media Services, will make the keynote presentation titled "The TV Everywhere Frontier — Where Broadcasting Meets the Internet."
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers Monstrous Sound for “Hotel Transylvania 2”
News: Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers Monstrous Sound for “Hotel Transylvania 2”Supervising Sound Editor Geoffrey G. Rubay reprises his role from the original animated feature.
Sony Pictures Animation’s monster hit Hotel Transylvania 2, currently topping charts and setting records at the worldwide box office, marks the return of the Drac Pack in an all-new comedy adventure. Like its hit 2012 predecessor, the new film is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and features the voice talents of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, and many others.
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Black envisions post-apocalyptic Stockholm with ftrack
News: Black envisions post-apocalyptic Stockholm with ftrackStockholm-based studio Bläck has produced a great deal of eye-catching work in the past, including an award-winning Nike+ campaign with classic black-and-white cartoons designed by French illustrator McBess, and a series of commercials for Electronic Arts' fantasy role-playing game, Dragon Age Inquisition. But with State Zero – a live-action short film directed by Andrée Wallin – the team had to take on a very different task altogether: it had to transform its very own backyard into a post-apocalyptic nightmare.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 is Now Shipping
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12 is Now ShippingBlackmagic Design ships Hollywood’s next professional editor!
Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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ARRI IBC 2015: ARRI RENTAL’S ALEXA 65 CAMERA SYSTEM GAINS WIDE POPULARITY AND NEW FUNCTIONALITY
News: ARRI IBC 2015: ARRI RENTAL’S ALEXA 65 CAMERA SYSTEM GAINS WIDE POPULARITY AND NEW FUNCTIONALITYTop cinematographers are taking advantage of the ALEXA 65’s exceptional image quality for major feature films, while updates are announced that will extend the capabilities and appeal of the system still further.
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Bluefish444 Announces Support for Adobe Creative Cloud 2015
4K/2K/HD/SD SDI Input and Output support for 2015 Release of Adobe Video Applications
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces all new Mac OSX platform support for Adobe Premiere(r) Pro CC and Adobe After Effects(r) CC, key video apps included in Adobe Creative Cloud(r). Bluefish444 will demonstrate the company's "second to none" integration with Adobe Creative Cloud at IBC Show 2015 with Live 4K Capture and Playback in a portable workstation.
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IBC News: Visual Research Inc. Relies on Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI
KarismaCG 4K character generators to be showcased at IBC2015
Matrox® Video today announced that Korean video equipment manufacturer Visual Research Inc. (VRi) has chosen Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI cards to power its KarismaCG 4K 3D character generators. At IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15), VRi products will be presented on stand 7.D05. Matrox products will be shown on stand 7.B29.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 Public Beta is Available
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of the free version of Fusion 8, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. This beta is for the free version of Fusion 8 and is available for both Mac OS X and Windows.
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Range of FOR-A Video Production Solutions to Make Show Debut at IBC
News: Range of FOR-A Video Production Solutions to Make Show Debut at IBCBooth highlights include the compact FT-ONE-S 4K camera, new version of the HVS-2000 vision mixer, and HVS-100 vision mixer with Brainstorm software via Thunderbolt2 interface
At the upcoming IBC Show, FOR-A will showcase a variety of video production solutions, including its new FT-ONE-S compact 4K high speed camera, the company’s popular line of vision mixers, including a new control panel for the HVS-2000 unit, as well as its new multi-channel studio server - the Insight Server. FOR-A will exhibit in Hall 2, Stand A51 during the show, which takes place September 11-15 at the RAI Amsterdam.
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GeoH Tracking in New SynthEyes 1508
SynthEyes 1508 Released Adds Powerful New Geometric Hierarchy Tracking * August 24th, 2015. For immediate release. Andersson Technologies LLC has announced SynthEyes 1508, the latest version of its 3-D tracking and match-moving application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Award Recipients
Annual SMPTE Awards Ceremony Highlights Leaders and Innovators Behind the Advances in the Motion Imaging Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony.
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China Digital Video to Demonstrate New Matrox-based 4K Graphics Production Systems and 16-Channel HD Ingest Server at BIRTV2015
News: China Digital Video to Demonstrate New Matrox-based 4K Graphics Production Systems and 16-Channel HD Ingest Server at BIRTV2015Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the X.mio3 SDI video card as the heart of its new Mariana5D-4K online graphics system and its A10-4K character generator. The company has also chosen Matrox DSX LE4 LP low-profile, half-length SDI I/O cards for its new X-Recorder multi-channel ingest system.
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Panasonic's Varicam 35 4k Camera Imager To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award
News: Panasonic's Varicam 35 4k Camera Imager To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence AwardThe Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced that Panasonic is a recipient of the organization's 2015 Engineering Excellence Award for the company's development of the 4K camera imager in its VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The coveted honor will be bestowed on November 12, 2015 during the tenth annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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The Reel Thing Unveils Lineup
News: The Reel Thing Unveils LineupTwo-Day Symposium Includes Premiere Screenings of New 4K Restorations
The 35th edition of The Reel Thing technical symposium returns to Los Angeles on August 20-22, with two full days of top-tier sessions that include discussions about preservation of media assets and in-depth, visually documented case studies of recent restoration projects. Three premiere screenings of recent 4K restorations will also be presented, including John Huston’s FAT CITY, Otto Preminger’s WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS, and Nicholas Ray’s JOHNNY GUITAR. The Reel Thing is an established venue for networking, information exchange and exploration of the latest technologies and methods for audio-visual restoration and preservation. The event takes place at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
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"Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post Production
News: "Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post ProductionOne of Hollywood’s most gifted action directors, Antoine Fuqua explores the rarified violence of the boxing ring in his latest film Southpaw, released this month by The Weinstein Company. The film traces the rise, fall and redemptive resurrection of Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), a talented but troubled fighter who grew up an orphan in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. A boxer himself since his youth in Pittsburgh, Fuqua delivers fight sequences that are both brutal and thrilling. He places the audience directly inside the ring—and sometimes inside Hope’s head—allowing them to experience the action from the perspective of the fighters themselves.
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Proprietary Technology to Transform Animation Industry
House of Moves Reveals Agile Animation Pipeline that Transforms Content Creation
House of Moves, a full-service motion capture and key frame animation company known for its ability to deliver unrivaled quality, is announcing a new groundbreaking technology suite, codenamed Helibug. House of Moves CEO Brian Rausch reveals this proprietary process that radically rethinks the production of both linear and interactive content creation, resulting in improved time and cost efficiencies. Additionally, the technology gives users the ability to redistribute content across multiple mediums including, feature films, viral videos, advertisements, games, virtual reality and more.
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Edit 1 Produces/Posts Visually Stunning New Music
Looking to showcasetheir full palette of talent and creative services, NYC-based studio Edit 1, perhaps best known for their work in test commercials and pre-visualization, has put its creative imprimatur on the new music video “Bayonet” from “electropop songstress” BECA.
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Vicon Vantage Debuts in the US at SIGGRAPH 2015
Attendees will see Vantage in action, presentations by Vicon customers, including ILM, Digital Domain and Epic Games, and virtual reality demos powered by Vicon systems
Vicon, the motion capture (mocap) technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life sciences industries, today announced that it will showcase its new intelligent flagship camera platform, Vicon Vantage, for the first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015. Vicon will also host a series of customer presentations, in-booth demonstrations and workshops at its booth (#729), and power virtual reality applications at the event taking place on August 10-13 in Los Angeles, California.
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New FX Comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Finished at Technicolor PostWorks
News: New FX Comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Finished at Technicolor PostWorksPost-production facility helps cinematographer William R. Nielsen Jr capture the underworld ambience of New York’s rock scene.
Technicolor PostWorks New York recently completed editorial finishing and color grading for the first season of the new FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Slated to premiere July 16th, the show stars Denis Leary (who also wrote and directed) as Johnny Rock, an aging singer trying to reform his old band and make good on the unfulfilled dreams of his youth.
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SMPTE® Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Drives Expert Dialog on Key Topics
Two-Day Conference Drew Industry Experts to Discuss Technical, Creative, and Business Issues in Delivering Entertainment Experiences Over the Internet
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has successfully concluded the third Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, this year titled "The Race Is On!" From June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California, the conference drew experts and delegates to explore past, current, and future technology requirements for delivering a compelling entertainment experience on the Internet.
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MammothHD - News Release: Building a 4K+ Resource foe NOW and the Furture (7.8.15)
News: MammothHD - News Release: Building a 4K+ Resource foe NOW and the Furture (7.8.15)MammothHD Footage Library building a 4K+ Resource for NOW and the FUTURE since 2007
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Colorfront Appoints Bruno Munger to Spearhead New Business Development
News: Colorfront Appoints Bruno Munger to Spearhead New Business DevelopmentColorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, has announced the appointment of Bruno Munger as its new director of business development.
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Matrox at IBC2015 - Product Preview
New broadcast streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and OEM products to be showcased
At IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15, stand 7.B29), Matrox® Video will feature the award-winning new Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording and the VS4Recoder Pro multi-camera recording app. In addition Matrox DSX™ Developer Products will be presented, including the new Matrox M264 multi-channel 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 encoder card.
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Matrox at BIRTV2015 - Product Preview
New broadcast streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and OEM products to be showcased
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One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’
News: One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’Design/Animation Studio Blends Photo-Real 3D Animation And Ultra High Res Live Action Into Compelling ‘Gilded Decay’ Look
Call it a prime example of ‘less is more’– design/animation studio One Fine Day created the compelling promo for HBO’s latest original film achievement, “Bessie,” starring Queen Latifah as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, featuring feathers gently falling in an empty theater where a boa lays wrapped around an antique microphone.
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Xsens’ MVN Wearable Motion-Capture Systems Helps Push Universal Pictures and MRC’s Ted 2 VFX to New Heights
Lightweight Inertial Capture Suits Let the Production Company Lay Down Ted’s Performance Live on Set
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SMPTE15 in Australia to Embrace Theme Persistence of Vision --
From 14-17 July in Sydney, Conference Will Offer Thought-Provoking and Educational Sessions on the Future of the Motion-Imaging Industry
The Australia Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced details for the SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), which will be held 14-17 July in Sydney. The conference theme, "Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future," gives a nod to the optical illusion that makes motion imaging possible and reinforces the ongoing devotion of SMPTE to the critical tasks of standards development and education for the motion-imaging industry.
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HP News: New Applications Expand 3D Ecosystem for Sprout by HP
HP today announced several new applications for Sprout by HP, the world’s first immersive computer, enhancing the user experience and expanding the 3D Ecosystem for creative professionals and aspiring creatives.
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