Edirol’s New V-440HD Switcher
Edirol's new V-440HD switcher ($12,995), due to ship by year's end, can handle eight video inputs and is user-selectable between 1080i, 720p and XGA/SXGA formats.
Quantel New AAF Offline-to-Online Tools
Quantel announced new AAF offline-to-online interchange tools allowing Avid Xpress Pro and Media Composer Adrenaline to play nicer with Quantel's eQ and iQ systems.
Quiet Man Cruises Into Holiday Season For Visa
Visual effects and animation company Quiet Man goes boating in their latest spot for Visa via BBDO. A preview of the upcoming holiday season, the spot started airing November 1, 2005.
NaturalMotion Endorphin Learning Edition for V. 2.5
NaturalMotion announced the immediate availability of the company's free endorphin 2.5 Learning Edition (eLE)
Outside Editorial Signs VFX Artist Steve Mottershead
Outside Editorial, the SOHO-based editorial and design boutique has expanded its services into the high-end visual effects arena with the signing of award-winning Inferno/Flame artist, Steve Mottershead.
Guava Tackles United Way and The NFL
New York visual effects studio Guava (www.guavanyc.com) tackled some serious issues in their recent seven-spot campaign with United Way and the NFL. Utilizing Massive Software for visual effects, the spots are airing during this year's football season.
Alternative Rentals Opens In LA
Responding to the growing shift toward digital-HD acquisition, former producer Cory Williams recently opened Alternative Rentals (www.alternativerentals.com) to offer a film-style rental house for those filmmakers making the switch over to video.
NAB Post Plus: Worth It?
When NAB announced it would be adding a new show to its event roster, it shouldn't have surprised many industry folks.
Leitch Ships VelocityHD v.9.1
This new release enhances the six-time
award-winning HD/SD NLE solution with support for the HDV
high-definition format, variable frame rate processing for content from
Panasonic's VariCam, broadened standard-definition format support and
Straight-to-Cell: Video Gets Really Small
You can bet a lot of studio executives are barking into their cell phones these days about what the rest of us will soon be able to see on ours.