Autodesk Smoke 2013, a pre-release version of the company’s redesigned and repackaged
video editing and VFX software for the Mac, is now available as a free trial download.
Fujifilm’s cloud-based infrastructure works behind the On Demand purchasing system
used in Harvey Norman stores across NSW and Victoria on their software catalogue
of over 1,000 titles.
An important update to After Effects in Creative Suite 6 is the new 3D camera tracker. Using
free plug-ins from Maxon, the results of this tracker can be exported into Cinema 4D.
NAB Shotgun and Tweak have coordinated on a new review product,
Revolver, for digital studios. Revolver combines production tracking
and review, so that teams in different locations can view their updated
work in context of the cut, browse and compare iterations, annotate
images, write notes and collaborate on work in real-time.
Luxion KeyShot 3.2 has enhanced speed, a cleaner interface and now supports instant loading
of materials, textures and environments decreasing the time it takes to find and apply materials.
At NAB 2012, Autodesk showed Smoke 2013, redesigned as a video editing
and visualFX tool for the Mac with a new workflow placing node-based
compositing directly in the timeline and further updates.
EditShare’s next release of Lightworks is scheduled for 28 May 2012 and will include such
updates as extensive long-GOP editing for DSLRs and the common camcorder formats.
NAB The new PipelineFX ArtistView GUI for Qube! has been developed to make
the application’s queue control, project updates and render previews more
accessible to artists.
Films In Motion in Louisiana invested in a new Blackmagic Design Resolve grading suite and
engaged colourist Omar Godinez to complete top quality post and finishing on ‘The Courier’,
NAB Firefly Cinema have created one of the first collaborative colour grading
applications, with tools covering tasks from daily management through
Dalet Digital Media has increased integration with several non-linear editing platforms. Editors who
work in groups from NLE workstations do not need to work in isolation, and have access to
metadata-based reference and search tools.
RingSide Creative in Detroit has purchased Quantel’s conform and preparation software,
Pablo PA, to handle time consuming conforms and leave its eQ, iQ and Pablo available
on client-focused work.
Corel WordPerfect Office X6 has added new multiple monitor support, file previewing
and an eBook Publisher. Expanding from iOS, WordPerfect mobile readers also include
a new WordPerfect Document Viewer for Android devices.
Singular Software CloudEyes is a cloud-based media synchronization service that allows
producers and contributors to share and mine footage for remote video collaborations.
Adobe Prelude CS6 software is a new application added to the Adobe Creative
Suites to organise video production tasks and help artists start work on projects
Dado Valentic is a colourist with a special interest in digital image workflow. He finds that
developments in digital cinema have pushed his influence into pre-production and shooting,
through post and into distribution.
NAB ASSIMILATE is now supporting AMD Radeon HD 5770 and 5870
graphics cards on the MacOS X versions of their SCRATCH and SCRATCH
Lab digital Intermediate and dailies workflow software.
New DCI mastering functions for mastering and encoding a DCP in real-time are available for the
M I S T DI deck from Marquise Technologies.