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UM+ Spine is a broadcast integration package that incorporates
the new Vision Research Phantom v-Series cameras with a single
connection, plus a camera control unit.
Aframe 2.0 cloud-based platform provides a quicker means of moving
video content into NLEs, including Panasonic AVC integration, a new
user interface and an API Library.
Method Studios welcomes Christian Kubsch as President, overseeing
the main base in LA and global operations, with Darin Grant as Chief
Technology Officer. Both bring extensive experience.
Digital media integration specialist Digistor has expanded its Sydney
Training Centre, led by a new manager and running software courses
for editors and 3D and motion graphics artists.
DP Michael Slovis ACS shoots the TV series ‘Breaking Bad’ in New
Mexico, using Schneider filters to help define the show’s distinctive
Convergent Design Odyssey7 and 7Q are 7.7” OLED monitors with complete
professional broadcast and cinematography recording functions.
The OptiTrack Prime 17W motion capture and tracking camera has a 1.7
megapixels sensor and a wide-angle field of view, to simultaneously track
body and finger data.
Geomerics, lighting middleware developer for games, has upgraded
their product Enlighten to integrate into workflows designed for a
broader range of platforms.
Matrox Video is to show the Matrox Monarch HD, a video streaming
and recording device that simultaneously streams live events and
records to Blu-ray for editing, at NAB 2013.
Boxx TV prepares to demonstrate a new lightweight zenith transmitter
on a remote-controlled helicopter for airborne filming in HD at NAB 2013
UFC and Aspera are speeding up delivery of promotional and fight
event content to TV, online and mobile devices for fans and distributors
through Amazon Web Services.
Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 has updated 3D animation for motion graphics, VFX,
visualisation and game development. Viewport playback for complex scenes
has been optimised.
Autodesk Maya 2014 has updated its display system, modelling
workflows and complex data handling. The Maya DX11Shader now
uses real-time, controllable shader effects.
Early in 2013, DP Callan Green in Sydney completed the shoot on a music
video project for Australian band Birds of Tokyo called ‘Lanterns’, using his
Sony F65 4K camera.
Faceware Technologies Retargeter 4.0 helps animators automating more of the
facial motion capture process, rapidly creating motion capture from video.
Medical animation companies are finding Toon Boom Stroyboard software
is a fast accurate way to refine projects with clients, and even to produce
Building up a full network of online content during 2013, Scruffy.tv
is now working on post for ‘Hero Punk’, first of a trilogy of sci-fi thrillers
shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
Roman Coppola’s new film ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III’
was a chance to develop an calibrated ProRes grading workflow between
American Zoetrope and SPY.
The visual effects team at FSM took their 3D camera down to macro
level to join some Kellogg’s Coco Pops engaging in a game of CG milk
Harmonic’s ProMedia Carbon MP is cloud-based transcoding service that
enables content creators to quickly convert broadcast-quality video to
almost any standard media format.
Software partners supporting the new Sony PlayStation4 are NVIDIA
PhysX and APEX SDKs, Geomerics lighting, xaitment artificial intelligence
and Allegorithmic ‘s texturing engine.