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The Foundry Releases Modo 801

The Foundry released Modo 801, the latest version of the modeling, painting, animation and rendering package it acquired in its 2012 merge with Luxology.  The newest Modo introduces node-based texturing, improved dynamics for creating realistic destruction animation, improved scattering tools, … more »

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So You Think 4K and 8K Look Good? Behold This 18K Camera Platform

4K was all the rage at NAB, but that's hardly the ceiling for resolution, even in the near future. Even at NAB, you could see 8K acquisition in the Astrodesign and NHK booths, and you may have been wondering, then, … more »

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Maxon, Side Effects Software Working on Houdini Engine Plug-in for C4D

As the annual FMX animation and effects conference got under way yesterday in Stuttgart, Germany, Maxon said it will partner with Side Effects Software to develop a Houdini Engine plug-in for Cinema 4D. The plug-in will give C4D artists direct … more »

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Grass Valley Offers Free Copies of Edius Pro 7 to Canon C100 Buyers

Through August 31 in North America (and until December 31 elsewhere) Canon and Grass Valley are offering a free download of Grass Valley's Edius Pro 7 NLE to purchasers of a Canon EOS C100 digital cinema camera. The promotion is … more »

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Autodesk Flame Gets Overhaul for End-to-End 4K Workflows

Autodesk has debuted a much more flexible Flame, as well as two new companion versions of the visual effects and finishing system that are only available to Flame Premium customers. Flame 2015's improvements will not only let artists work in … more »

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Autodesk Smoke 2015 Now Available for Pay-As-You-Go Online Subscription

Autodesk's latest version of Smoke, its Mac-based video editing and effects software, is available for the first time as a monthly, quarterly or annual subscription. Starting at $195 for a monthly rental and $1750 for the full year, Smoke 2015 … more »

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New Cinemartin Premiere Pro Plug-in Enables ProRes, HEVC Export on Windows

Cinemartin said today that its new Cinec Plin plug-in would let Premiere Pro editors working on Windows machines export directly from the timeline using both ProRes and HEVC H.265 codecs. The company said all versions of ProRes 422 are supported, … more »

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MTI Film Puts Cortex Dailes in a CarryOn, Revamps DRS Software

MTI Film came to NAB with a new, super-portable version of its Cortex Dailes tool that fits in an airline overhead bin, as well as a completely reprogrammed, resolution-independent 64-bit version of its DRS film-restoration toolkit, now called DRS Nova. … more »

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Quantel Adds New Pablo Rio Features, Including ProRes Encoding

At NAB, Quantel showed refinements to its Pablo Rio software that make it fit a broader variety of workflows, including Avid effects conform for Avid editors exporting to the Rio, 4K XAVC export, DCP import, and support for the latest … more »

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NAB 2014 Wrap-Up: 4K for Broadcasters

Without a doubt, the big buzzword at NAB 2014 was, once again, 4K.  While 4K (4096×2160 or higher) has been available to feature filmmakers and commercial productions for years, the broadcast industry has been relatively unaffected due to the lack of … more »