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A new Aspect Ratio app, now a part of the KODAK Cinema Tools application,
allows cinematographers see how different aspect ratios will affect a shot.
LOOK Effects have extended operations to Stuttgart, where they are
now at work on ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, and are now ready to
provide VFX services in four locations.
Introducing a new non-destructive layer system for creating complex
textures, MARI 2.0 works directly with Adobe Photoshop and paint
software that read .PSD files.
LightWave 11.5 3D software now comes bundled with WTools3D
LWCAD 4.5 CAD tools, producing 3D visualizations with modelling,
animation and rendering.
Designed to use in offices and on-set, Prime-Cache6 has HDD RAID
storage, a built-in catalog database and the Cache-A Linear Tape
File System for managing large projects.
Australia’s Seven Network in Brisbane and Adelaide continue running on
Quantel production systems. Both studios upgraded to V5 software and
connected operations with QTube.
Animator & 3D artist Thomas Zeug created and animated a stereo 3D
film in MAXON Cinema 4D, rendering out to After Effects for compositing,
colour correction and effects.
At GDC 2013, Autodesk will show the most recent versions of its desktop
software and mobile apps designed to help optimize game development
Australian feature film The Great Gatsby from filmmaker Baz Luhrmann
will open the 66th Cannes Film Festival on 15 May 2013.
Australian VFX studio, Iloura, helped to recreate a war-torn Japan
for the film ‘Emperor’, a love story in the days just after Japan’s
surrender at the end of World War II.
New NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards built on Kepler architecture are extending
workstation performance and abilities for engineering, architectural and media
& entertainment teams.
FMX 2013 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia
gathers artists from Pixar, research on cloud computing and new animation
and FX trends from Canada, Austria and Turkey.
Avid and FCP editors have new opportunities to expand their skills at
Metro Screen, and filmmakers gain some new options in production
SMPTE Australia organised an event in Sydney for broadcast producers
to learn about loudness issues and talk about implications for productions
in Australia and overseas.
Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drives - the Laptop SSHD and Laptop Thin SSHD,
and Desktop SSHD - download, store and stream media without sacrificing
performance or capacity.
Thinkbox Krakatoa SR stand-alone high-volume particle renderer can now
be integrated with most 3D software including The Foundry’s Nuke or
Side Effects Houdini.
Directors Josh and Jason Diamond have shot two YouTube videos
for Sesame Workshop children’s programming support, with the
Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
Fusion-io says it has achieved 9.608 million input/output operations/sec,
or IOPS, from one 365 GB MLC Fusion ioDrive2, with implications for flash
intergration into host systems.
Aquafadas AVE AppFactory template allows publishers to create multi-
title kiosk Apps to manage title purchases helping to cross-market titles
and develop brand recognition.
‘A Place to Call Home’, Seven Network’s upcoming TV series is being
shot entirely on the Sony F65 4K camera, chosen by DP John Stokes
ACS for its image quality and SR post workflow.
Intelligent Creatures have worked with eyeon to develop a new
pipeline based on eyeon Fusion for compositing and Generation
for project management and shot review.