Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Cinedeck Announces New Modular ZX Platform

Cinedeck announced at IBC the new ZX platform, a line of rack-mounted and highly modular recording systems designed to scale from SD and HD through UHD and 4K resolutions while serving a variety of individual workflow needs through targeted upgrades. … more »

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Genndy Tartakovsky’s Popeye Animation Test

The latest beloved character to undergo the transition from 2D cartoon figure to CG creation is Popeye the Sailor Man, thanks to director Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Hotel Transylvania).

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MoVI M15 Stabilizer Trickles Out As Freefly Begins Limited Shipments

The new MoVI M15 camera stabilizer from Freefly Systems, designed to hold payloads of up to 15 pounds, started shipping last week in "very limited" quantities, the company said, predicting broader availability by the end of next month. Freefly introduced … more »

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Quantel Adds Sony, ARRI Feature Support to Pablo Rio

Quantel updated the Pablo Rio at IBC, supporting long-GOP XAVC, S-log3 and S-Gamut3 for Sony cameras as well as Apple's new ProRes 4444 XQ format. The latest Rio software also supports ARRI's new SDK, including the Open Gate acquisition formats, anamorphic … more »

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Avid Introduces DNxHR Codec for 2K, 4K, and UHD Editing

Avid is finally adding native support for higher-than-HD resolutions to the Media Composer workflow, with the new DNxHR codec helping users manage their bandwidth by making it easy to switch between high-resolution footage and proxy files. The company said the … more »

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The Dove & the Wolf: The Words You Said

We've all gotten used to watching music videos in high-definition, but we don't see too many these days that were shot on film. This one (a bit NSFW for nudity) for duo The Dove & the Wolf was directed and … more »

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Bryan Cranston Performs One-Man MLB on TBS Post-Season Show

"Any actor who tells you that he's not inspired by Bugs Bunny is a liar, frankly." Bryan Cranston performs the Major League Baseball post-season as a one-man show in this six-minute (!) promo for TBS. 

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Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II Upgrades 1080 HD to 60p, Adds All-I Codec

Canon announced the EOS 7D Mark II at Photokina this week, upgrading the original 7D's video capabilities by increasing the maximum frame rate of 1080p video to 60 and adding the option to recording using all-intraframe (All-I) and interframe (IPB) codecs. … more »

Adobe Adds Another Half-Million Creative Cloud Subscribers

Another quarter, another big gain in Creative Cloud (CC) subscriptions for Adobe. The company reported that it signed on 502,000 new paid CC users in the quarter ending August 29, bringing the total to 2.8 million. At that rate, the … more »

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GoDaddy “Related”

Internet domain registrar and web hosting provider GoDaddy continues to search for just the right advertising tack to showcase the company's deliberately wacky brand personality without alienating small business owners (remember those tone-deaf Super Bowl ads from years past?) with four new spots from New York agency … more »