Method Studios was lead vendor on the futuristic new action movie
‘Divergent’, including a simulated series of infinitely reflected reflections,
digital doubles and full CG cityscapes.
Cinesite has hired visual effects artist Eric Clément to join their new team
in Montréal as CG Supervisor bringing diverse experience and a strong
reputation in the local industry.
Double Negative is forming a Feature Animation Division as a back end
pipeline supporting animated features, after becoming an investment
partner in the UK’s new Locksmith Animation.
Cooke Optics is now shipping the first of its new Anamorphic/i lenses.
Also, Canon has joined the Cooke /i Technology partnership, and built
/i support into its new CINE-SERVO zoom lens.
Aframe 3.0 cloud video production platform now has an automated
content upload application, HTML5 support for mobile access and a
cloud-based automatic transcoder.
Sony plans to extend the PMW-F5 and F55 CineAlta 4K cameras’ production
workflows with hardware upgrades for the DNxHD codec, ProRes recording
and an ENG & documentary dock kit.
Avere Systems’ recent results suggest that for scalability and efficiency,
a cloud based edge-core storage architecture can viably replace traditional
corporate storage arrays as persistent storage.
Colourist and DIT Thatcher Kelley talks about digital tools and workflows
he has developed for on-set grading, dailies and rendering, based on
SCRATCH, for commercial and long-form projects.
The compact, efficient Atomos Ninja Star records editable Apple ProRes
files from MPEG video cameras, allowing footage to intercut directly with
ProRes material from other cameras.
Atomos’ new Shogun compact 4K Apple ProRes and RAW capable
12G-SDI monitor recorder, was demonstrated running with the new
Sony 12.2MP 35mm CMOS A7s camera at NAB 2014.
Angenieux showed three Optimo Style zoom lenses at NAB Show
2014, plus their first Optimo Anamorphic 56-152 mm 2S lens for
CatDV 11 and Pegasus 11 will support recent broadcast standards,
digital cinema cameras and editorial workflows, and gain partner
integrations from shared storage to encoding,
Nova Entertainment uses Matrox Avio F125 fibre-optic KVM extenders within
a remote audio workflow to extend uncompressed desktops to separate
studios without latency or interruption.
VHX direct-to-fan digital video distribution platform deploys Aspera
On Demand to transfer content from filmmakers to a cloud-based platform,
rapidly making projects available online.
Krakatoa C4D high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D
works as a pipeline for acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying,
shading and rendering billions of particles.
Akamai’s demonstrations at NAB 2014 focused on practical ways to meet
consumer expectations for live, on-demand online video at scale, across
networks and devices.
Smoke 2015 video effects and editing software for Mac now has
a 3D tracker, a new Timeline FX workflow, Blackmagic and AJA
hardware support and better interoperability with Final Cut Pro X.
Post-production developer Marquise Technologies is increasing
their mastering, versioning and quality control system’s capabilities
with new 4K functionality and JPEG2000 support.
DVS VENICE Server now includes Avid and XAVC workflow integration,
and the new SpycerBox Cell fast, scalable, hi-density SAN storage
supports post and broadcast formats up to 8K.
FOX SPORTS has upgraded the Spectra Logic T950 tape archive system
for their new facility from LTO-5 to LTO-6, storing over 2.5TB native per
tape with data transfers up to 160MB/sec.
The EXE Video Service Routing Platform is Evertz’ new SDN switching
platform launched at NAB 2014, with 46 Tb/s switching capacity per
chassis to meet new video traffic demands.