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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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How Pixar’s Inside Out Models Real-World Filmmaking Tools

Disney Pixar’s Inside Out takes place in the outside world where 11-year-old Riley and her parents live, and in the inside world, which takes place largely in Riley’s mind. Pixar tells the interconnected stories simultaneously. We see how emotions affect Riley, … more »

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Podcasts from the Front Lines: Editor Roger Barton on Terminator Genisys

Over the years, film editor Roger Barton has carved out a fruitful niche cutting high-octane, big-action, visual effects-loaded Hollywood extravaganzas. Indeed, his resume is chock full of Transformer pictures (three to be exact), along with Star Wars: Revenge of the … more »

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Five Reasons Sony Is Getting into the Drone Business

Sony is starting a drone company—but it's probably not the kind you're thinking. Rather than launching a line of airborne camera platforms to compete with offerings from DJI and 3D Robotics, Sony is offering services that rely on airborne imaging … 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 »

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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 »

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Five Questions with Philly’s Shake Audio Post at MilkBoy

Philadelphia has a new audio post-production option with the opening of Shake Audio Post at MilkBoy. MilkBoy the Studio founders Tommy Joyner and Jamie Lokoff brought sound designer Mark Schultz, CAS, formerly of Post Perfect and Suite Spots Studios, on board … more »