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London's BTV Post designed and carried out the full post production
for a five-episode TV series ‘How Cities Work’, commissioned by
Discovery, shot in stereo on multiple cameras.
Aerial photo specialists Helimedia use AJA Ki Pro Quad to record
ProRes 422 and 444 for film, live event and broadcast clients, as
well as for monitoring and back up in flight.
Cinecolor in Latin America purchased Qube Cinema digital cinema
servers and DCP mastering software for facilities in five countries.
Each studio has a Qube XP-D server for QC of DCPs.
WYCC PBS Chicago is developing the DVS VENICE media production
hub, a system handling multiple formats and codecs, as a part of
their content acquisition and QC workflows.
The Imaginarium has used Vicon’s T-Series motion capture cameras
and Blade 2 processing software for realistic character animations
in the new game ‘Ryse: Son Of Rome’.
MPC hand-built a live action paper world at 1:12 to scale to match
Sony’s new ‘Tearaway’ game, shot with intriguing camera techniques
and integrated with green screen and 2D elements.
Avid developers have rapidly adopted the new 64-bit AAX format
in Pro Tools 11. Now, over 600 64-bit AAX plug-ins are available for
Avid’s audio production software and workstations.
MODO Steam Edition 3D tools, based on MODO 701, have been
developed to create custom assets for ‘Defense of the Ancients 2’
multiplayer online game and other Source engine games.
The Stanford Jazz Festival 2013 in California delivered and recorded
live performances from Herbie Hancock, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Stanley
Clark on the Avid S3L live sound system.
The new Sony HXR-NX3 handheld HD camcorder connects directly
to smartphones or tablet computers for accessing tools while onset,
and has built-in WiFi supporting remote control.
International competitive fencing event organiser KABCOM is using
the Matrox VS4 & Telestream Wirecast streaming system to capture
and stream four videos from a single unit.
Filmmakers are seeing a demo of the new Angénieux Optimo DP Series
25-250mm zoom lens, a PL/PV mount lens with fast aperture for cinema
and broadcast, at the Band Pro Open House.
The V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino update to the rendering engine raises the
speed of V-Ray RT, includes V-Ray Express tools and has a HDR Light
Studio live connection with Light Paint.
Maxwell Render V3 now renders in deep image format for efficient
compositing, and has new volumetric functionality to use with haze
effects, particle files and Maya or Houdini voxels.
New functions in Nuke 8 include a new Dope Sheet, allowing artists
to see and move keys in the timeline view, and a new Text node
to compose, edit and animate directly in the viewer.
ARRI’s Software Update Packet 9.0 for all ARRI ALEXA cameras adds
new recording capabilities, codec options, recording media and
expanded support for accessories.
The 12th annual Australian Broadcasting Digital Media Summit in Sydney
and Connected Entertainment Summit in Melbourne discuss the impact
of digital media trends on business.
When DDB’s team found the workflow between applications for
editing, FX and colour too complex for frequent changes, they
took on Autodesk Smoke to gain speed and new skills.
MPC has purchased a global site license of Fabric Engine, a development
platform for building high-performance tools and applications for use
Kmel Robotics helped design a film for Lexus in which tiny aircraft
gracefully roam Vancouver by night, remotely controlled with OptiTrack
motion capture cameras and Motive software.