Arrow Media used the Aframe Proxy First workflow to help manage dailies
for National Geographics’ series ‘Ultimate Airport Dubai’, speeding up
logging, ingest and assembly.
Nine Network Australia and Avid have configured audio, proxy and high-
resolution workflows supported by a shared storage server to make promo
production faster and more creative.
Chaos Group’s V-Ray 3.0 for Maya makes major upgrades to rendering
pipeline performance including ray tracing, a Progressive Image Sampler,
and shading and rendering of hair.
The Foo Fighters recorded their new album at eight famous studios,
capturing the experience as a TV series with a mobile studio including
Blackmagic Design cameras and Hyperdeck recorders.
The new Canon EOS C100 Mark II combines an 8.3MP Super 35mm
CMOS sensor with DIGIC DV 4 imaging, and is the first Cinema EOS
camera with Wi-Fi connectivity.
NUKE 9’s core software aims to update performance through motion
algorithms, format support, profiling and texture filters; new NUKE
STUDIO ventures into editing and finishing.
Alex Grossman, vice president of Media & Entertainment from Quantum,
talks about cloud based data-management, its potential and what to be
aware of when moving data to the cloud.
Next Limit Technologies and RealFlow are running a Fluid Dimension
Challenge in conjunction with Cinema 4D and MAXON.
Panasonic launches a new remote accessory for camera navigation
through a tablet device, and has now released the 4K Varicam 35,
HD Varicam HS and super light AJ-PX800G 3MOS cameras.
Australia’s Network Ten is using 13 Dejero LIVE+ 20/20 transmitters
for live coverage of breaking news from locations too remote for trucks
or microwave vehicles to reach in a timely manner.
VidOvation now makes the BBC’s Stagebox prototype transceiver available
as an IP camera-back device that supports live television production over
Internet Protocol connections.
Arsenal FX, specialists in commercial visual effects, post and finishing,
has contributed wintry visual effects for a national, 30-sec spot for Lexus
that explains ‘The Point of All-Weather Drive’.
At SMPTE 2014, Colorfront demos new developments in UHDTV post, IMF
authoring and DCP digital cinema mastering in OSD Transkoder 2014,
On-Set Dailies and Express Dailies.
Ultra slow motion was used as a live broadcast production tool at the eni
Motorrad GP, where the I-MOVIX X10 UHD captured 4K continuous super
slo-mo and supported live HD extraction.
Allegorithmic Substance Painter 1.0 is now released, a 2D/3D painting
application for creating textures for 3D game assets, with Popcorn FX’s
particle editor, 4K support and custom shaders.
Akamai Ion can now optimise individual user experiences more
intelligently and reveal insight into website users. It is also easier
for a customer to configure and update their optimisations.
The MPC advertising team in LA has adopted ftrack project management
software, a production tracking tool for VFX to handle large numbers of
assets and set up effective communications.
Reality Check Systems and Fotball Media built an integrated, interactive
broadcast graphics workflow for SBS Discovery’s broadcasts of the next
UEFA and FIFA football Championships.
Trixter Film visual effects studio, is launching a new studio in Toronto,
Canada, under the leadership of entrepreneurs Michael Gianfriddo
and Ken Mandeville.
The new ExaSAN A16S3-PS 16-Bay rack mount RAID storage for 4K video
editing is based on PCIe 3.0 for the speed and capacity needed to handle
4K storage performance and volume size.