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Sony’s PXW-X70 Is WiFi-Controllable But Needs a 4K Upgrade

Sony announced the PXW-X70, a compact, lightweight XDCAM camcorder supporting file-based XAVC, AVCHD, and DV recording. It looks to be another good, inexpensive option for newsgathering and some documentary work, as well as event videography — a field that's becoming … more »

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Footage Firm Adds Royalty-Free Stock Music to Subscription-Based Services Suite

Footage Firm, creator of the subscription-based VideoBlocks and GraphicStock premium content services, has unveiled a companion AudioBlocks stock music service aimed at professional video editors and the wider enthusiast market. VideoBlocks users—among them, many at the networks—have downloaded nearly 23 million … more »

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HPA Slates Hollywood Symposium Leading into SMPTE 2014

In the first event to grow out of the previously announced partnership between the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) and SMPTE, the HPA will host the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, a day-long event to be held Monday, October 20, at the El … more »

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Blackmagic Adds Heads-Up Display to 4K Production Camera

Blackmagic Design is making good on its promise to provide more frequent firmware upgrades with today's announcement of v1.9 of its camera software, which adds a new, long-awaited "heads-up display" (HUD) to the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Users of the … more »

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Director Anthony C. Ferrante on Sharknado 2

It's back! Syfy's shark-infested waterspout of a TV movie, Sharknado, was an instant cult classic and social-media phenomenon when it aired last summer. The franchise returns July 30 to the cable channel—and simultaneously in more than 80 countries—in an overstuffed, … more »

ProMax Systems Acquires Cache-A

ProMax Systems said it has acquired Cache-A, the maker of archive appliances including Prime-Cache, Pro-Cache, and Power Cache. ProMax said it will continue to sell and support the Cache-A product line, but plans to integrate those archival tools more closely … more »

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New VFX House Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank

It's not all bad news for VFX in Los Angeles. Today, VFX veteran Mark Miller said he is opening a new VFX house, Origin Digital Studios, in Burbank, with additional satellite studios in New York City and Albuquerque, NM. Backed … more »

Color Specialist Apache Digital Opens in Santa Monica

Veterans of The Mill and Company 3 have opened Apache Digital, a Santa Monica boutique specializing in color grading for spots. The new facility with its two dedicated color suites will be run by Executive Producer and Managing Director LaRue … more »

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Blackmagic Expands ProRes Support, DJI Has a New MoVI Competitor, and More

From formats to flight plans, here's a round-up of this week's news for cinematographers.   Blackmagic Expands ProRes Support in BMCC, Pocket, and 4K Cameras Blackmagic's latest firmware upgrade, v1.8.2, extends the company's support for Apple ProRes formats. Previously, users … more »

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Video Tutorial: How to Set Up an ACES Workflow in Assimilate Scratch

In this nine-minute video tutorial, Graham Austin of South Africa's DI Film Company, an editorial, grading, and on-set DI services facility in South Africa, shows you how to set up Assimilate Scratch to take advantage of the Academy Color Encoding … more »