3D model community CGTrader.com has partnered with 3D printing
company 3D Systems to bring digital content creators the 3D Systems
Art Challenge, aimed to inspire all 3D designers.
A secured video platform combining Quantum StorNext and Cambridge
Imaging Systems Imagen stores originals, creates versions and delivers
content via a branded web delivery platform.
Thinkbox Software Deadline 7, available now, has built-in Virtual
Machine Extension, or VMX, capabilities allowing users to access
resources simultaneously in both public and private clouds.
SCRATCH v8.2 and Lab v8.2, now released, increase metadata support
and introduce Live View, allowing DPs and DITs to capture metadata from
live camera feeds and apply live grades.
Brainstorm’s 3D Importer module increases their compatibility with
new 3D file formats, including 3ds Max, LightWave, Blender and Collada,
essential for broadcast collaboration.
Felix and Julian Mack at Nightjar produced a stylish music video for
singer Hilary Duff’s song ‘All About You’, shooting on the Blackmagic
Production Camera 4K in a fast paced stills camera style.
VETUS is an upcoming multi-platform fantasy web series, now in production.
DP Ben Shepherd shot the trailer on the Sony F5, revealing the mysterious
worlds the story inhabits.
Boris FX is acquiring Imagineer Systems, aiming to build a set of visual effects
software with tools for filmmakers, professional video editors working with
effects and feature film VFX artists.
Deluxe Australia’s post studio, DDP Studios, recently completed upgrades
to their two SGO Mistika systems to prepare for high resolution and high-
frame rate work, including 4K UltraHD.
Rotana TV has migrated its 14 channels to HD and playout centre to a
completely file-based operation after a direct HD overhaul of its Imagine
Communications systems platform.
Rodeo FX visual effects studio has opened an office in Venice, California
with matte painter Deak Ferrand and executive producer Cheryl Bainum
from local studio Hatch FX to lead the LA team.
DP Timur Civan tested new real time colour grading functions of SmallHD’s
3.0 firmware upgrade during a commercial shoot in New York, sending
graded video down to monitors on set.
Blur Studio’s Franck Balson talks about the team’s work on famous scenes from ‘Halo’ for ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’, bringing
their artistry to characters, VFX and action.
With new automatic configuration tools for the Matrox Monarch HD, AV
integrators and video platform developers can design a single, branded
device management UI.
Chaos Group has released Service Pack 1 for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max
with improvements to render speeds, Microfacet GTR / GGX BRDF
support and progress in V-Ray RT GPU rendering.
Axon SMART DVB is a complete suite of tools for monitoring, reporting
and analysing live MPEG-2 and DVB transport streams to help keep
performance at the required level.
Convergent Design has released the Odyssey7Q+, a new monitor/recorder
with HDMI input, giving it the ability to accept 4K/UHD video and record in
Apple ProRes 422, or HQ.
Developers at Geomerics show how they have used Enlighten
with the Unreal Engine 4 to edit dynamic, indirect lighting in
games in real time.
The Red Giant Shooter Suite now supports RED camera media, allowing
users to sync multi-camera and dual-system audio production media shot
on RED cameras in a few seconds.
Dicentia tested the new Telestream Vantage Cloud Subscriptions system’s
scalability and resilience by encoding 20 feature films within a 24-hour period.