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Curiosity Mars rover

NASA’s Z. Nagin Cox on How CG Makes Space Exploration Possible

SIGGRAPH got off to a stellar start on Monday when keynote speaker Z. Nagin Cox, a spacecraft operations engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA kicked off the proceedings by talking about robots, planetary exploration, and how computer graphics — … more »

Nvidia Quadro P6000

Nvidia Announces Quadro P6000 Card at SIGGRAPH

Nvidia debuted the new Quadro P6000 card at SIGGAPH today, describing the GPU, based on the Pascal architecture it debuted in April, as its fastest to date. "I think this is going to be one of the biggest SIGGRAPHs ever for … more »

Scratch 8.5

Assimilate Releases Scratch 8.5 with New 3D and HDR Features

Assimilate released the latest update to its Scratch post-production system, adding new 3D workflow capabilities and HDR support.  New 3D features include the ability to ingest stereo media as either a single image stream configured to render both stereo views (in … more »

Azden SGM-250 review

Review: Azden SGM-250 Shotgun Microphone

With video gear, we went from analog to digital, then standard definition to high definition. Now we are looking at going from HD to 4K/UHD and beyond. This leaves lots of obsolete video gear piling up in the attic. But one of … more »


VideoBlocks Launches New Service for Power Users

VideoBlocks today launched yet another new option, this one aimed at power users of its subscription-based stock footage libraries. VideoBlocks Enterprise, available immediately, is a scalable platform that gives companies of varying sizes with distributed locations full access to the expanding libraries … more »


Thinkbox Vero Wants to Demystify Your VFX Budget

Thinkbox Software, maker of the Deadline compute-management software widely used for render farms, is working with longtime VFX producer Joyce Cox (Avatar, The Dark Knight, The Jungle Book) on a new tool that may help studios keep visual effects budgets … more »

Pixar's Piper

Pixar Releases RenderMan v21

Rendering advancements first seen on screen in serious VFX pictures including The Jungle Book and Star Wars: The Force Awakens are making their way into mainstream production as Pixar Animation Studios releases the latest version of RenderMan. Pixar said the newest revision to … more »


Deluxe Puts Former Tag CEO John Paulson in Charge of Features, Advertising Post

Deluxe named John Paulson, former CEO of agency Tag Worldwide, as president and general manager of features and advertising post services. Reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace, Paulson's new purview will include editorial, color, post and production services at Beast, Company … more »

Blackmagic Arduino

Blackmagic Goes a Little DIY with 3G-SDI Arduino Shield

It just got easier for engineers to build custom controller devices for cameras from Blackmagic Design with the release of the $95 Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield, a double-sided expansion board for the low-cost Arduino open-source hardware platform with 3G-SDI input and output. The … more »

The Infiltrator

Director Brad Furman on The Infiltrator

Brad Furman’s new movie, The Infiltrator, was risky for him as a young director because it’s a serious drama built around themes seen before in motion pictures — a law-enforcement mole infiltrating organized crime at the highest levels and getting in … more »