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Bright Technologies Announces Smaller, 2U Procyon SAN Server

Bright Technologies announced the new BrightDrive Procyon, a 12-core, 2U update of its fully redundant high-availability SAN server. Bright says the slimmed-down design reduces power consumption and cooling requirements. The new Procyon can be loaded with 15,000 rpm SAS drives … more »

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Codex Enters Crash-Cam Market with New, 3D-Ready Action Cam

File-based production workflow specialist Codex Digital is getting into acquisition with the new Codex Action Cam, a compact cinema camera designed for use as a crash cam or witness camera on set. It has 14-bit image processing on board and … more »

What to Know and What to Ask When You Shop for Storage at NAB

The media and entertainment (M&E) industry, and especially the post-production sector, seems to be an aggressively targeted market for NAS and SAN based solutions, as in the past three years more and more vendors have made inroads into the market. … more »

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Nvidia Rolls Out Pascal Architecture, Titan Z Dual-GPU Card, Iray VCA

At Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose today, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang laid out his company's development roadmap for the "coming era of unified simulation and computer graphics," unveiling a suite of new technology and products that the company says … more »

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Panasonic Announces Wearable HX-A500 4K Consumer Camera

Panasonic has its sights set on the market dominated by GoPro with the coming introduction of a wearable 4K camera, the HX-A500. Tethered to a small recording device with controls and a 1.5-inch color LCD display, the even more compact … more »

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Bling Digital on Fast Indie Workflow for Sundance Fave Whiplash

Last year, writer-director Damien Chazelle’s short film “Whiplash,” a drama about the relationship between a young jazz drummer and his intimidating music teacher, won the shorts competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Based on that success, Chazelle, along with producers … more »

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Freefly Systems Ships MoVI M5 Stabilizer with Five-Pound Payload

Freefly Systems said it is now shipping its MoVI M5 handheld camera stabilizer that supports up to a five-pound camera-and-lens payload. That means the $4,995 MoVI will soon be smoothing the moves of operators wielding cameras like the Canon 5DK, … more »

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Odyssey7Q Monitor/Recorder Now Supports ProRes

Convergent Design added ProRes 422 (HQ) to the Odyssey7Q monitor and compressed recorder with a firmware release yesterday, along with 4K raw recording from the Sony FS700 camera at up to 60p.  The 7Q can record and playback 1920×1080 ProRes … more »

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ARRI Alexa Update Adds 96fps DNxHD Support

ARRI released version 9.1 of the Alexa "software update packet" this week, adding DNxHD frame rates of up to 96fps to Alexa XT cameras as well as to Alexa Classic cameras with the XR Module upgrade. Exactly how fast you … more »

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Autodesk Details 2015 Releases of 3D Animation Tools

Autodesk said the new versions of 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, and Softimage, along with the 2015 Entertainment Creation Suite, will be released on April 14. "Our strongest releases in many years, the 2015 versions put more creative power back … more »