Sky Italia deploys Imagine Communications’ MagellanTM SDN Orchestrator
to integrate and transparently manage redundant distribution for both
broadcast TV and IP transport streams.
The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance has developed a new light-field
software plug-in for Avid Media Composer, viewer customizable surround
audio and IMF support in easyDCP 3.0.
Colour correction studio Apache Digital has launched with two DaVinci
Resolve suites to work its way through both remote and local commercials,
broadcast projects and an independent film.
Quantum and Cantemo have partnered to integrate file-based workflows
for media production. Also, Quantum’s new Workgroup system extends
online collaboration and storage.
Facial animation software company faceshift have hired Nico Scapel as
their new Creative Director in London. He has previously held animation
roles at Framestore and Dreamworks.
Akamai Cloudlets extend and customise the Akamai platform, shortening
web experience development time to market, with specific functionality to
manage formats and performance.
Richard Anderson’s experience as a concept artist spans games, feature
film pre-production and visual effects. Here, he talks about building his
career within this competitive industry.
ProMAX Platform Series 4 video servers are updated with asset
management functions and a transcoding engine. Platform Portable
transforms attached storage into shared systems on set.
Agence France-Presse is using a Quantel news production system to
set up an integrated, international news workflow that supports remote
and studio production of localised news.
Atomic Fiction visual effects studio is opening a new facility in Montreal,
where the team was drawn mainly by the impressive talent base of VFX
artists and the favourable tax incentives.
Marshall Electronics’ new Dual 7” rack mount monitor combines a high
resolution display with analogue and digital inputs and waveform
monitoring for broadcast and reference.
After working on virtual reality developments with Samsung and
Oculus, Reel FX animation studio has set up a specialised team to
handle a growing number of virtual reality projects
Tiger Aspect Productions uses Aframe's cloud platform on the TV series,
‘Peaky Blinders’ to assist assembly, review and distribution of digital
dailies to a dispersed team of contributors.
Flame artist and VFX supervisor Jay Hawkins has joined Method in Sydney
after a move from Method’s New York facility, where he specialised in
SBS broadcast all stages of the 2014 Tour de France live to screens
across Australia from their Cycling Central website. Uninterrupted
availability was monitored and managed by Hostworks.
The new Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron and Epoch | Neutron video
cards for 4K 60p I/O workflows and digital content have a low latency
hardware keyer and 12-bit processing pipeline.
The Pickathon Music Festival in Portland Oregon set up a live production
and streaming system to broadcast performances of over 50 acts across
seven stages during their 3-day music festival.
Cinesite and 3QU Media have announced a deal in which Cinesite
visual effects company will create a series of family-targeted animated
feature films, the first of which will be ‘Charming’.
Reel FX has managed their render farm with Pipeline FX since 2003,
adding up to 4.5 million render jobs and powering a combination of
700 render nodes and artist workstations.
At Buddha Jones, Facilis Terrablock accelerates large volumes of high-res
content for colour grading and final output, and gives team members an
efficient way to connect across projects.