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Tiffen Photo fx Ultra v5, named ‘Best Mobile Photo App of 2013’
by TIPA, lets users simulate filters, lenses, lab processes, grain,
colour, light and more professional photographic effects.
Canon has built a new interchangeable EF lens for the EOS DSLR
cameras, the EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x, a super-
telephoto zoom incorporating an internal extender.
Front Porch Digital is now integrating its DIVArchive and LYNX
cloud-based content storage management with Ericsson’s disaster
recovery and Sony Optical Disc Archiving.
iN DEMAND creates volumes of promotional content for on-demand
movies and sports, distributed to video providers with a flexible
workflow based partly on AJA hardware.
3DE4 Release 3, now in train in its second beta, has useful updates
focused on lens distortion, in particular anamorphic lens challenges.
‘Disconnect’, shot on the RED EPIC, received a full DI and post-
production at Technicolor – PostWorks with grade by Colourist
Tim Stipan, and invisible VFX by LOOK Effects.
NAIT Polytechic in Canada includes SGO's Mistika as part of its
Digital Media and IT curriculum to bring students up to date on
digital content creation in stereo 3D and 2D.
Sonnet’s updates to the Thunderbolt xMac mini Server allow
it to support a double-width PCIe card's daughter card and
trim it down to 15.8 inches to fit into mobile racks and carts.
Post FactoryNY, independent film, documentary, TV and commercials
facillity has upgraded its screening room in New York with two FilmLight
Baselight TWO colour grading systems.
Method Studios has taken on three experienced animation
artists to support their creative team. Two of them come
from Rhythm & Hues.
DP Greg Wilson created a shot tracking a sprinting cheetah for
National Geographic, using the Sound Devices PIX 240 production
video recorder for dailies, monitoring and backup.
In April, the Scottish Ten project surveyed Sydney Opera House
inside and out to create a highly detailed 3D model of one of
Australia’s most famous buildings.
Shotgun v5.0 now includes a new UI and toolset specifically for
artists and supervisors, and adds tools for task tracking, review
and approval, collaboration and search.
DP Hajime Watanabe and director Koshi Horibe produced the
BUNRAKU Human/Puppet Exhibition with on-site playback through
an on-site 4K, Ultra HD and stereo 3D set-up.
Southpaw TACTIC v4.0 customises movement of digital data
across mixed computing environments with data mapping,
new plug-in architecture and configurable HTML5 themes.
Scientists from Queensland Institute of Medical Research enlisted a
colourful animation and some school children to help prevent the
spread of parasitic worms in China.
Sonnett’s Three-Slot Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Expansion Chassis enable
high-performance PCI Express cards made for workstations, for use
with any Mac with a Thunderbolt port.
Cinematographer and Steadicam Operator Brant Fagan SOC works on films
and TV powering his Steadicam and onboard cameras with Anton/Bauer
HyTRON 140s and DIONIC HCs.
Storyboard Pro version 4 is now updated with a 64-bit core, an integrated
3D workspace, and bitmap or vector drawing tools. An animation
storyboard artist explains.