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ARRI Announces 3.2K Alexa Format for High-Quality UHD Upscales

ARRI continued to expand its 4K acquisition strategy this week with the announcement of ProRes 3.2K, a new Alexa recording format designed to allow easy, high-quality upsampling to UHD (3840×2160) resolution in post. The new format, conceived for television shows … more »

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Director James Marcus Haney on No Cameras Allowed

James Marcus Haney's slightly wide-eyed yet big-hearted world view in the documentary No Cameras Allowed is infectious, mostly because the young filmmaker has also captured the true spirit of the music festivals he gate-crashes to attend, with and without his friends. The … more »

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Cinemartin Releases Denoiser Noise/Grain Reduction Software

Cinemartin released Denoiser, a new standalone application for noise-reduction and grain removal. The company said the software is designed to scrub noise from footage captured with DSLRs, slower lenses, and in low-light environments. Supported input formats include AVI, MPEG, WMV, … more »

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LaCie Ships 8big Rack System with 48 TB in 1RU over Thunderbolt

LaCie shipped the 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 storage system originally announced at NAB. Using eight of Seagate's new 6 TB hard disks, the system provides up to 48 TB of storage capacity at speeds of up to 1330 MB/sec over … more »

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Review: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Coming from the world of ENG/EFP, I was excited to finally get my hands on a 4K digital cinema camera that was made for motion pictures — not like still photography DSLRs that shoot beautiful video at the expense of … more »

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Vimeo on Demand Broadens Content with New Partners

Vimeo is stepping outside of its comfort zone within the indie film inner circle and expanding its content distribution partners to include those offering family programming, extreme sports and fitness, signaling broader VOD opportunities for filmmakers of every genre. The … more »

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Shane Hurlbut, ASC, Takes Masterclass on the Road

Celebrated cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, a tireless mentor to developing filmmakers on his Hurlblog and at live events, will launch a 25-city Illumination Experience educational tour on September 14. The predominantly U.S. tour (with a stop in Vancouver, B.C.) starts in Irvine, California, … more »

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ARRI’s Amira Gets 4K Ultra HD ProRes Recording Option

The market for 4K cinematography is about to get more interesting, with news that the ARRI Amira will soon allow users to record ProRes codecs to CFast 2.0 cards in UHD (3840×2160) resolution and at up to 60 fps. No, … more »

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Google Acquires Zync VFX Cloud-Rendering Service

Cloud rendering provider Zync, an off-shoot of Boston VFX studio Zero VFX, has been acquired by Google, where it will run on the Google Cloud Platform—the same infrastructure that supports Google's web search index, YouTube, and Gmail.. The move into … more »

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Working with 12 Years of Footage for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

Shot a few days at a time in once-a-year installments from 2002 to 2013, director Richard Linklater's Boyhood, currently in release through IFC films, has an intimate scope that sets it apart. Because Linklater assembled a core group of actors who … more »