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Sound Ideas for Big Action Audio with Tiny Mics on Taken 3

DPA Microphones said its condenser mics captured audio when a boom mic was out of the question in multi-camera shots for Taken 3. Sound mixer and engineer Stéphane Bucher, owner of Parisian audio rental house A4Audio, had used DPA D:screet 4060 … more »

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New 25mm and 135mm Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses Will Ship by NAB

Cooke Optics is promising to ship its new 25mm and 135mm Anamorphic/i lenses in time for NAB. Announced at IBC last year, the lenses will bookend the existing range of 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm lenses. Among the first … more »

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Panasonic’s VariCam 35 Shoots Amazon’s Salem Rogers at ISO 5000

Cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC, brought the Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera out of the lab and onto the set last year, when he shot the pilot for the Amazon Studios show Salem Rogers, starring Leslie Bibb (pictured, top) … more »

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iPi Motion Capture V. 3.0 Now Supports 16 USB Cameras, 4 Kinect 2 Sensors

Affordable, markerless mocap technology just got a little more interesting. Moscow-based iPi Soft has released an updated version of its mocap software aimed at television, film and gaming animators and VFX artists that now supports up to 16 USB cameras, … more »

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Assimilate Opens Scratch Web Playback/Review Tool to All Users

After a private beta launch last December, Assimilate has opened its new Scratch Web, a collaborative cloud-based sharing tool for Scratch timelines, for public use. Built on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, the Scratch Web service allows users of Scratch, Scratch … more »

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The Vitec Group Buys Wireless Video Specialist Paralinx

The Vitec Group added Paralinx, maker of the Arrow HDMI video transmitter, to its portfolio of brands. Paralinx will be part of Vitex Videocom's Creative Colutions unit. Launched in 2012, the Arrow allows uncompressed 1080p video to be transmitted from … more »

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Shotgun Will Make RV a Free Added Feature Beginning in April

The popular VFX playback and review software RV will be provided with the next version of Shotgun's production-management platform at no additional charge for users, Shotgun Software said today. In addition, Shotgun will be available beginning today at a new, … more »

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Boxx Technologies Introduces 36-Core, Five-GPU Apexx 5 Workstation

Boxx Technologies has introduced the Apexx 5 pro workstation, supporting the use of up to five different GPUs — a dedicated viewport GPU (for example, the Nvidia Quadro K2200) plus as many as four more powerful GPUs (Nvidia Quadro K6000, … more »

How LTO/LTFS Workflow Can Be Accelerated to Nearline Speeds

Despite many advances in spinning-disk technology, when it comes to archives, tape still makes a lot of sense from the standpoints of both cost and manageability. With the advent of LTFS technology, which makes file systems on tape more disk-like, some … more »

Quantum’s Janet Lafleur on Disruptive Influences at NAB

At NAB, we expect to see new storage solutions for 4K and higher resolution content, plus new cloud offerings for collaboration and archive. The question will be how much they disrupt the workflow. Will production teams have to change their … more »