Autodesk Memento is a system for converting captured 3D data from
photos or scans into high definition 3D meshes for use in 3D software,
and is now available as a free public beta.
TV mini series ‘Gallipoli’ used the Blackmagic URSA EF camera to shoot
images for its intriguing title sequence, and the Production Camera 4K
to capture VFX plates on location in Turkey.
Animation students at Cogswell College have developed and created 3D
animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, released via
open source data to the public.
Dates for ‘Meet the VariCam’ events in Australia have been set, launching
the Panasonic Varicam 4K camera with both presentation and hands-on sessions.
The iPi Motion Capture v3.0 markerless system is updated with distributed
recording support for more cameras and sensors, recording to several PCs
during a single motion capture session.
Canon’s new HDTV portable zoom lens has a 24x zoom ratio with a new
high-resolution zoom system and drive unit that improves on the lens’
zoom detection, focusing and iris information.
Roundabout Entertainment in California has invested in Tachyon Wormhole
to expand the capacity of its retiming services with automated file-based
retiming and standards conversion.
FMX is gearing up for its 2015 program, which includes two new
Oscar winners, ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Big Hero 6’. Both films will be
presented as part of the Lighting & Rendering track.
Panasonic has developed two new Micro Four Thirds interchangeable
lenses for the LUMIX G Series cameras, one specialized for portraiture
and the other for macro shots.
Broadcast post facility 3sixtymedia uses Baselight for Avid to show
directors and producers the latest grade in any suite, without waiting
for images to be transferred or rendered.
Dialogue Search v1.8 from Nexidia, a developer of dialogue and audio
analysis systems, is a phonetic-based search tool that now includes
integration with Avid Interplay Production.
When enterprise NAS users employ Avere FXT Edge Filer clusters for
cloud access, snapshots of active data can be taken locally within the
clusters and passed to the cloud for data recovery.
VFX supervisor John Paul Docherty and company Doc & A Soc created
complex composites for action movie ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’,
using Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio.
The light, small ARRI ALEXA Mini, shooting ProRes or ARRIRAW with a 4:3
sensor, is designed for specialized shot capture within an ALEXA kit, avoiding
the complications of third-party cameras.
Vowos LLC is delivering its XMV software, running on Matrox SDI video
cards, to Poland’s broadcaster TVN and ZPR Media Group for acquisition,
review, playout and archiving.
Corsair Solutions is on the road, demonstrating advances in the world
of live video production and streaming media from Livestream, Grass
Valley, Video Devices and tvONE.
Photographer Benedict Campbell shot a Harley-Davidson campaign on
location and in the studio with one Rotolight ANOVA LED Floodlight and
RL48 Ringlight, on the Sony A7R and Canon 5D III.
BoinxTV has integrated their broadcast production system with production
switchers from Blackmagic Design. Users can control ATEM switcher feeds
from directly within BoinxTV.
Adaptive Media’s video player is now updated for rapid delivery and
monetisation of digital content to all screens – especially mobile devices -
simultaneously through a centralised system.
Codex has supplied digital recording for the Alexa XT cameras on the
series ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’, and consulted with the VFX supervisors
on lens mapping to assist effects production.