Canon’s new 2/3” portable 4K zoom lens has a short 4.3mm focal
length for interviews or live broadcast, and their new L-series is the
first lens with Canon Blue Spectrum Refractive optics.
The public beta of the free version of Fusion 8 is available now to
download for Windows and, for the first time, Mac users. The beta
of the paid-for Fusion 8 Studio will be available soon.
Octopus 8 is updated to change the way news teams connect with
social media and online news channels, enabling them to collaborate
and publish stories quckly on multiple platforms.
Aspiring visual effects artists will have an opportunity to learn the
basics of compositing for movies through a new course offered by
Rising Sun Pictures.
At the 2015 Giro d'Italia cycling race, host broadcaster RAI set up
a decentralized fibre-based network based on Riedel equipment for
real-time A/V and communications signal distribution.
Newly appointed CTO of IABM Stan Moote is to receive the 2015
SMTPE Digital Processing Medal, recognising achievement related
to digital processing of content for films, TV and games.
Spectra Logic’s Verde DPE, digital preservation for enterprise, is a
new Shingled Magnetic Recording-based NAS disk platform with a
low price and high capacity for bulk NAS storage.
Anselm von Seherr-Thoss and the team from Incendii used RealFlow
to create effects for a Gatorade commercial featuring football superstars
Lionel Messi and James Rodríguez.
Rotolight has used the new SEKONIC C-700 SpectroMaster to help develop
a way to render very high quality colour results from the Rotolight ANOVA
and the NEO LED luminaires.
VIEW Conference is Italy’s primary international event on computer
graphics, interactive techniques, digital cinema, 2D/3D animation,
gaming and VFX.
BT Sport and Timeline Television delivered their UHD channel’s first
live broadcast using an OB workflow custom-built for 4K production
with new Axon 4K processing and distribution tools.
The Visual Effects Society has released its first Demo Material
Guidelines, recommendations for VFX facilities and artists for
the release of materials to use in demo reels and portfolios.
Panasonic is demonstrating the LF8P Series LCD displays, using the
Android and HTML5-based Embedded Open Platform for digital signage,
with SCALA software at Integrate in Melbourne.
The 19th AEAF Awards came to life on 19 August with the strongest line-up of
entries yet across all 14 categories, and the friendliest, most talented
crowd of attendees ever.
Fountain Media helped broadcast the Alaska leg of the Swatch
Freeride World Tour from HQ at 1,500m with a custom multi-cam,
mobile production workflow using Blackmagic Design 4K gear.
To extend its file-based workflow, Czech TV adopted another R&S VENICE
ingest and production server in a configuration supporting their Avid ISIS
and Interplay editing and playout set-up.
The 2015 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards winners include imaging
and post gear from Canon, Dolby, Panasonic, Quantel and Sony, with
Honourable Mention for Colorfront.
Digital Domain’s new president O.D Welch has 30 years’ experience in
visual effects and production management, with specialist knowledge of
entertainment operations and finance.