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10 Ways to Save Money by Data-Mining Your Render Farm

Few pundits in the business know more about VFX pipelines than Troy Brooks. A former head of studio at Digital Domain in Vancouver, Brooks was for more than seven years the CEO of render-farm management software maker Pipeline FX as … more »

Canon Cine Servo 50-1000mm lens

Review: Canon 50–1000mm T5.0–8.9 Ultra Telephoto Zoom

It is in the nature of shooters—and human beings in general, I suppose—that we don’t like compromises. We want everything, and that demanding attitude (as unrealistic as it may be) seems to apply particularly to our lenses. For reasons of convenience … more »


Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12 Enters Public Beta

Blackmagic Design today announced that a public beta version of DaVinci Resolve 12, introduced at NAB 2015, is available for download.  The company also announced a name change, dropping the "Lite" descriptor entirely. "This is because there is nothing 'lite' about … more »


Fujinon Begins Shipping 4K Ultra HD Series Lenses for Broadcast

Fujinon is shipping the new UA22x8 portable zoom lens and the UA80X9 field lens, the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD series of 2/3-inch lenses announced at NAB 2015. The UA80x9 80x zoom lens (pictured above, right) has … more »

Disney’s Leon Silverman to Get HPA Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime Hollywood post fixture Leon Silverman—a founder of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) and president since the group's inception in 2002—is receiving the HPA's Lifetime Achievement Award this year. Silverman will accept the award at HPA's annual awards gala, scheduled for … more »


Off-Road Ready VR Rig from Radiant Images and Headcase VR

Here's the state of the art in VR shooting—in a new video, Radiant Images is showing off the latest version of the Headcase Cinema Quality VR 360. We've covered Headcase before, with the company's trademark many-headed VR camera system, but the … more »


Thinkbox Automates Render-Farm Set-up for Google, Amazon Cloud Platforms

Thinkbox has released Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform, a new Deadline feature that automates the configuration of render farms based on Google Cloud Platform. The company said the management of Google Cloud-based render farms within Cloud Wizard is … more »


Light Iron Ups Its Mobile Game with Outpost by Panavision

Light Iron's Outpost mobile post-production system is getting an upgrade, with the help of new corporate owner Panavision. Announced at Cine Gear Expo, Outpost by Panavision looks to be a nicely "Panavised" version of the well-known DIT/dailies/sound/VTR cart, this time with … more »


JVC Debuts Six ProHD LCD Studio/Field Monitors

JVC updated its ProHD LCD monitoring line-up with a fresh slate of displays, including three new nine-inch DT-X92 models, that replace the existing DT-X91 line. JVC DT-X92F The top-of-the-line DT-X92HX2 ($2,950) offers two nine-inch IPS 1920×1200 LCD panels (an improvement … more »


RocketComp Automates the Creation of Layered Pre-Comps Out of Maya

RocketComp, a new Maya plug-in from Andrew Hazelden, is a single-click process for generating composites from Maya scenes. It saves a new compositing project file, with all of the rendered footage, formatted for use with your choice of application, including The Foundry Nuke, … more »