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Sony Announces Sub-$2,000 Super 16 HXR-NX100 Camcorder

Sony announced the HXR-NX100, a new camcorder with a one-inch 20-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor type—about the same size as a Super 16mm film frame—aimed at corporate, documentary, and event production. The sensor is designed for low-light acquisition at a minimum … more »

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Review: Sony PXW-FS7 4K Camcorder

A camera system is only as good as its optics. That's long been one of the truisms of our profession as filmmakers and shooters. While computational photography in devices like the iPhone has obviated the need in many applications for … more »

GoPro Is Developing Its Own Drones, VR Camera Rigs

GoPro—the company that dominated the market for tiny action cams by figuring out how to make them nearly ubiquitous—is getting ready to sell its own drones. The news, which was confirmed yesterday by GoPro CEO Nick Woodman at Re/Code's Code … more »

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Keep Me Posted on Better Call Saul‘s SSD-Enabled 4K Workflow

When the producers of Better Call Saul came calling, they posed an interesting challenge for creative finishing house Keep Me Posted (KMP). Better Call Saul would break with tradition in a number of ways. Unlike its predecessor series, Breaking Bad, … more »

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Scanline VFX Relocates Data Centers to Internap in Los Angeles

Scanline VFX has opted to sign on with data-center operator Internap, which will manage the powerful render farms that handle Scanline's data-intensive renders and simulations at a colocated facility in Los Angeles. Scanline had previously operated its own data centers in four different … more »

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What’s New in Apple’s 15-Inch MacBook Pro?

Apple has upgraded the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. What's new on the outside and under the hood? One thing that's not new is the processor architecture. Apple has reportedly once again used Intel Haswell CPUs, owing to delayed … more »

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Review: Rampant Design Tools Style Effects

Most editors, VFX and motion graphics artists will admit that they love plug-ins. With what seems like an endless variety of modern plug-ins that do everything from color-correction and keying to transitions and film effects, there is a product available to … more »

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DP Ben Davis on Camera Choices for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Before Ben Davis began shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon, he sat down with a pencil and paper and meticulously planned out how he'd light the film. "With a floor plan and a pencil in … more »

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Lightmap Ships HDR Light Studio 5

Lightmap released HDR Light Studio 5, an overhaul of its 3D lighting software with a new full-screen user interface and support for Alembic and FBX files, OpenImageIO, and OpenColorIO. Lightmap said the software has been redesigned and re-engineered to deal with … more »

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Nimble Collective’s Rex Grignon on Bringing Animators Together

With an eye toward revolutionizing the global animation content market, Nimble Collective has stepped out of the shadows and onto center stage. Supported by $1 million in seed funding, the Collective aims to become the world’s largest online animated community, … more »