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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.
DI/DIT company Pretty Moving Pictures used SCRATCH Lab to ensure
looks the DP created on ‘Dead Man Down’ and the graded dailies matched
the looks expected in the final DI.
ZEISS Compact Zoom lenses are made for projects on a tight budget
and timeframe but have a wide range of applications. Zeiss DSLR lenses
also allow compact camera set-ups.
United Entertain and emotion3D's Stereoscopic Suite X3 delivered a
glasses-free 3D experience for a trailer of ‘The Lorax’ displayed at
movie theatres, powered by NVIDIA CUDA.
Digital Rapids StreamZ Live encoders now include products for multiscreen
and converged deployments. Transcode Manager 2.0 supports H.265
compression and 4K Ultra HD encodes.
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