Category Archives: Technology

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In a Flash

Lots of layering, alpha channel support, bitmap caching and blend modes have people are buzzing about the newest version of Flash from Macromedia. more »

Native HDV for Avid Xpress and Media Composer

You asked for it, and Avid listened. In mid-October, Avid began delivering native HDV editing and workflow support in its PC-based Avid Xpress Pro 5.2 systems. Later that month, it brought the same native HDV more »

Avid (Finally!) Offers Native HDV Editing

Although it was originally supposed to be available in January of this year, as of this month, Avid's Xpress Pro version 5.2 NLE systems now include the ability to edit material shot on HDV tape without more »

Fearlessly 4K

From 2K and 4K resolutions for digital-intermediate work to high-definition video at high-definition video at 1920x1080, the key technology on display at IBC offered affordable ways to fix it in post more »

Sony XDCAM HD

Sony joined the high-def, tapeless recording crowd with its recent introduction of the PDW-F330, PDW-F70 and PDW-F30 XDCAM HD line, companions to its SD line of optical-disc XDCAM systems. more »

IRIDAS to unveil SpeedGrade OnSet at HD Expo

IRIDAS, the leader in non-destructive color grading technologies for the film industry, today announced that a new edition of SpeedGrade OnSet will be introduced at the HD Expo on November 3. more »

Spy Post’s Telecine-to-Post Pipeline

Spy Post (San Francisco, CA) created a three-spot campaign for the Saturn ION sedan, Relay family utility vehicle and VUE SUV, with all compositing and telecine done in-house as a time- and cost-saver. The more »

Schneider AccuColor Filter System

Schneider Optics released a set of color-temperature calibration filters for use with projection lenses on film projectors. The filters are designed for digital post-production facilites who need to precisely more »

Infinity Digital Media Camcorder

With its new Infinity Digital Media Camcorder, Thomson's Grass Valley has introduced what many thought was impossible: a multiformat, tapeless camera with a choice of compression formats more »

Rent Control

Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC, remembers the genesis of a magic moment in the cinema rendition of the Broadway musical Rent. more »