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Fury on Film…and Video

While most were taking cover from one of the worst storms in U.S. history, veteran storm videographer Martin Lisius faced it head on. He was out capturing dramatic footage of Hurricane Katrina as it ripped more »

Storage at the Center

Traditionally, post-production facilities bring projects online only for short periods because of the amount of space that uncompressed media occupies on a disk. Each additional step in the post process then requires a layback. more »

How Cartoon Network's Juniper Lee Uses a New Codec to Keep Post Under Control

Working in TV means looking at all the angles to simplify a hectic workflow. When your parent company mandates that all your programming be archived to film, your SD deliverables become HD and the angles multiply. more »

Stop-Motion Looks with XSI or other CGI packages

This tutorial outlines the guiding principles and techniques that can give your 3D animation a traditional stop-motion look. Although this particular project was done in Softimage|XSI version 4.2, each step is generalized to apply to most 3D applications. more »

What I’m Using Now: Grass Valley Viper

Thomson Grass Valley Viper FilmStream: When we evaluated the Viper alongside other HD cameras we considered for our research, we found it to be a superior performer in both picture quality and flexibility of use. more »

Color-Coded Sonnenfeld

For Stefan Sonnenfeld, the image impresario at the helm of Company 3, working in high-resolution became the rule, rather than the exception, this year. more »

Make Quick Client Review DVDs of Apple FCP HD Edits in DVD Studio Pro

On a recent broadcast commercial project, shot in Sony XDCAM, my goal was to do everything the four spots required within the Apple Final Cut Pro Studio environment, with one exception: there was no immediate reason to use DVD Studio Pro. more »

DAZ Productions 3D Holiday Models

DAZ Productions Inc., a Utah-based developer of 3D software and models that also sells Bryce 5 (purchased from Corel last year), recently completed a 3D-illustrated children's picture book and companion CD more »

Eyeon Software Ships DFX+ 5

eyeon Software Inc. is now shipping version 5 of their digital video compositor, DFX+. Following five years of focused video development and four version releases, DFX+ 5 has evolved into a prominent compositing tool for effects, motion graphics and animation pipelines. more »

Doing It All

Cinergy Creative's Leslie Allen has learned how to squeeze value out of a project from both sides of the camera. This year, leveraging a background in commercials and VFX he tackled his first feature-film project more »