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Avid developers have rapidly adopted the new 64-bit AAX format
in Pro Tools 11. Now, over 600 64-bit AAX plug-ins are available for
Avid’s audio production software and workstations.
MODO Steam Edition 3D tools, based on MODO 701, have been
developed to create custom assets for ‘Defense of the Ancients 2’
multiplayer online game and other Source engine games.
The Stanford Jazz Festival 2013 in California delivered and recorded
live performances from Herbie Hancock, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Stanley
Clark on the Avid S3L live sound system.
The new Sony HXR-NX3 handheld HD camcorder connects directly
to smartphones or tablet computers for accessing tools while onset,
and has built-in WiFi supporting remote control.
International competitive fencing event organiser KABCOM is using
the Matrox VS4 & Telestream Wirecast streaming system to capture
and stream four videos from a single unit.
Filmmakers are seeing a demo of the new Angénieux Optimo DP Series
25-250mm zoom lens, a PL/PV mount lens with fast aperture for cinema
and broadcast, at the Band Pro Open House.
The V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino update to the rendering engine raises the
speed of V-Ray RT, includes V-Ray Express tools and has a HDR Light
Studio live connection with Light Paint.
Maxwell Render V3 now renders in deep image format for efficient
compositing, and has new volumetric functionality to use with haze
effects, particle files and Maya or Houdini voxels.
New functions in Nuke 8 include a new Dope Sheet, allowing artists
to see and move keys in the timeline view, and a new Text node
to compose, edit and animate directly in the viewer.
ARRI’s Software Update Packet 9.0 for all ARRI ALEXA cameras adds
new recording capabilities, codec options, recording media and
expanded support for accessories.
The 12th annual Australian Broadcasting Digital Media Summit in Sydney
and Connected Entertainment Summit in Melbourne discuss the impact
of digital media trends on business.
When DDB’s team found the workflow between applications for
editing, FX and colour too complex for frequent changes, they
took on Autodesk Smoke to gain speed and new skills.
MPC has purchased a global site license of Fabric Engine, a development
platform for building high-performance tools and applications for use
Kmel Robotics helped design a film for Lexus in which tiny aircraft
gracefully roam Vancouver by night, remotely controlled with OptiTrack
motion capture cameras and Motive software.
Cutting Edge has created three new TVCs for Mortein, updating and
re-rigging the characters, including Louie the fly, and creating a lively
new sense of ‘being there’ for viewers.
Broadcast systems supplier Techtel Group has signed a partnership
agreement to introduce and supply VidiGo’s broadcast software to
clients in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Rogers TV’s four networks in Toronto produce and broadcast from
one facility sharing one Enterprise sQ production system, linking
editors, journalists, camera crews and producers.
Blackmagic Design’s new software for HyperDeck 4.1 adds three
new Apple ProRes file formats to the HyperDeck Studio broadcast
recorder for multi-stream non linear editing.
Animator and motion graphics artist Beeple created a short film on
the secret machinery of the internet, using CINEMA 4D to control
and organise his massive collection of animated elements.
VFX firm Digital District is now set to use PipelineFX Qube! render
farm management software to manage their linked render farms
at facilities from China to Paris.