AEAF Online entries are continuing to arrive from artists around the
world. From The Embassy VFX in Vancouver comes a web viral entry
‘BMW M4 – Ultimate Racetrack’.
Updates to LightWave 3D 2015 include new bullet constraints, Genoma 2
extended character rigging, Importance Sampling for GI and HDR image
lighting, plus a new lower price.
Dejero’s LIVE+ NewsBook software makes it possible to use a Mac notebook
as a video uplink system for transmitting live HD or SD video feeds or
recorded files, back to a broadcast facility.
Marshall Electronics’ CV500-M2 miniature 2MP HD-SDI camera records full HD video in multiple formats, extends lens compatibility and meets
broadcast, film and TV standards.
Using Aframe’s cloud-based approach, Sixteen19 cut feature film dailies
delivery to reviewers by up to six hours while quickly moving full resolution
content to London and LA for post.
BUTCHER in LA created two title sequences for upcoming thriller, ‘The
Guilty Innocent’. Editor David Henegar handled the full project from
concepting and motion graphics to sound design.
To handle content at all resolutions, as real-time video and as files,
Smoke & Mirrors’ new facility includes Imagine Communications
Platinum IP3 for routing and signal distribution.
Version 8 of Genarts Sapphire VFX plug-ins is open for public beta with
new and updated effects, an upgraded preset browser, plus a new
function artists can use to create their own effects.
Behind their CG pipeline, John McAslan + Partners use PipelineFX Qube!
to direct images and fly-throughs through their render farm via automated
prioritization filters and job routing.
The Matrox VS4 quad HD capture card now supports Telestream
Wirecast 6.0, sending video feeds to Wirecast for streaming, and
simultaneously recording the original video for editing.
51 Minds in LA delivers post services for reality show ‘Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge’, on an optical fibre workflow with Blackmagic’s
Teranex 2D Processor and HyperDeck hardware.
Grass Valley and the EBU recently used an LDX Series camera to
shoot HDR footage during a live sports event, aiming to overcome
limitations in the dynamic range of broadcast video.
Within the competitive world of India’s regional TV, Express TV launches
with a workflow based on Avid NewsCutter and iNEWS, plus ISIS shared
storage and Interplay media management.
Media departments at Oregon State University have standardised
on an EditShare tapeless workflow storage system to support
media production, sharing and archiving across the campus.
An Avere FXT Edge filer cluster manages high-speed I/O to Method
Studios’ render farm and workstations, increasing IOPS at lower
cost than achieving the same performance on core filers.
The 1.9.9 update to Blackmagic Design’s URSA Camera includes
80 fps 4K recording, a new 3:1 compressed RAW format, frame
guides and slow motion playback.
Dr Rajesh Modi distributes 3D video of endoscopic surgical procedures
online while recording them for his clinic’s archives using the Matrox
Monarch HD encoder and MC-100 mini converter.
Assimilate SCRATCH v8.2 and SCRATCH Lab v8.2, previewing at
InterBEE, will include support for Panasonic’s new Varicam35 4K422
workflow and the Oculus Rift format.
Akamai has released research that shows companies are increasingly
transitioning to delivering and consuming professional applications via
Rodeo FX is a winner of the Hollywood Post Alliance Award for
Outstanding Visual Effects - Television, created over 150 VFX
shots as part of the team behind HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’.