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QTAKE HD Video Assist software now has five new modules adding
virtual camera and multi-camera editing and playback functions, and
comes in a lower-cost QTAKE LITE bundle.
Haivision’s Mako and KulaByte encoders were used to deliver high
quality video for live streaming of simultaneous performances by
ballet dancers in Amsterdam and Toronto
Director Seth Worley and producer Aharon Rabinowitz made ‘Spy vs
Guy’ with the help of Red Giant BulletProof offload, prep and delivery
software and Dell workstations.
Research at Screen Australia and Australian Children’s Television Foundation
indicates children prefer narrative, dedicated children’s screen content,
watched on multiple screens.
Stoke MX particle simulator plug-in from Thinkbox Software for Autodesk
3ds Max can simplify and accelerate high-volume particle cloud creation,
driven by velocity fields.
Dreamcatcher can zoom into the 4K raster of UltraHD sports footage
to customise replays in 4K or HDTV standards. A Mosaic feature
synchronises multiple angles for playout.
The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has standardized on
Signiant’s Media Shuttle file sharing for digital film submission and
distribution at its annual festival and world tour.
From June 2013, Adobe software updates will be available only by subscribing
to the Creative Cloud, which comprises tools and services for content creation
In response to expanding business, shade VFX has relocated to Bergamot
Station in Santa Monica, and taken on Lisa Maher as Business Development
LOOK Effects has hired Wendy Lanning as executive visual effects
producer, bringing almost 20 years of experience to LOOK at their
The FMX conference on digital entertainment concluded with
a preview of ‘Iron Man 3’, and covered themes from games to
animation, VFX and the state of the industry.
Green Rock Media runs a custom built FCP video editing, conversion
and monitoring infrastructure that functions on two AJA KONA 3
cards and four KONA 3G cards.
New training software courses planned at Digistor’s Training
Centre includes Autodesk, Avid, Apple, Adobe and the Foundry,
with a strong line up for MAXON CINEMA 4D.
Bluefish444’s Apple Mac installer now supports AVID Open IO and
Assimilate software on OSX 10.8. The Adobe Mercury Transmit
plug-in now supports Epoch 4K Supernova video cards.
The new FUJIFILM IS-mini on-set colour management device
takes HD-SDI video and converts the colour information via 1D
and 3D LUTs to HS-SDI and HDMI outputs.
Atlantic Coast Conference used Aspera SDK to build a customized
video distribution portal with high-speed transfers of college sports
content powered by Aspera faspex.
Hong Kong TVB free-to-air broadcaster recently installed multiple
Chyron Channel Box HD graphics systems from Magna Systems
for the technical and on-air graphics of its three channels.
RingSide Creative commercials post house in Detroit runs three
Quantel Pablo Rio systems to speed up and add more tools to
its online colour correction and finishing pipeline.
Editorial facility Red Echo Post, working in commercials and film in
Cincinnati, has purchased the FilmLight Baselight ONE colour grading
system to extend its in-house services.
Broadcaster TV 2, Norway’s largest commercial station is using
Norwia miniHUB platform to cover Vasaloppet cross-country ski
race in Sweden from three transmission sites.
Smithsonian Channel protects its assets for the long-term and maintains a
working archive based on LTO-tape, using the LTFS format and Cache-A