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Pixar Revamps RenderMan, Offers Free Non-Commercial License

Pixar Animation Studios has announced a "generational shift" in RenderMan, which will debut a new framework, the RenderMan Integrator System (RIS), in the latest version scheduled for release at SIGGRAPH. Pixar described RIS as a "modular rendering architecture" that optimizes … more »

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Vimeo Announces First Foray into Original Programming

Vimeo has struck a deal with the husband-and-wife team Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair to finance the next six episodes of their popular online comedy High Maintenance, the first original content project the video platform will make available later this … more »

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Prime Profile: Light Iron

From the day StudioDaily Prime Award winner Light Iron opened its doors in 2009, the post-production facility has been an unabashed trailblazer. The same can be said of its co-founder, Michael Cioni, whose prescient and clear vision of a file-based future … more »

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Cinedeck Takes Its Simplified 4K Workflow Demos on the Road

As the camera choices for acquiring 4K images continue to expand, capturing and processing that data for multiple deliverables becomes an increasingly critical part of the process. Next week in L.A., Cinedeck—with partners Sony, Adobe and Facilis—will demonstrate a simplified … more »

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Review: Adorama Flashpoint Production Matte Box System II

The performance of any lens is diminished dramatically by stray light striking the front element at an oblique angle. The off-axis rays may be reflected internally and bounced off multiple elements, which increases flare and lowers contrast and resolution. Screw-in … more »

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Preview: Cine Gear Expo 2014

If you missed NAB, you still have an opportunity to see a massive amount of camera gear and lighting all in one place at the upcoming Cine Gear Expo, to be held at The Studios at Paramount. The event begins … more »

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Todd-Soundelux Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, Shuttering Hollywood and Santa Monica Locations

Todd-Soundelux has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Formerly known as CSS Studios, the holding company's brands include Todd-AO, Soundelux, and POP Sound. In bankruptcy papers filed in U.S. bankruptcy court in the Central District of California, the company estimated … more »

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MSE Becomes Exclusive Rep of Compact Polly Dolly

Matthews Studio Equipment said it will be the exclusive distributor of the Pollysystem Polly Dolly in the Americas and Asia. The compact camera dolly, which is designed for cameras ranging in weight from DSLRs to ARRI Alexas, debuted at NAB … more »

VFX Supervisor Everett Burrell Joins Shade VFX

Visual effects supervisor Everett Burrell has joined Shade VFX (Santa Monica, CA, and New York City). Formerly a VFX supervisor at Look Effects in Los Angeles, Burrell will work on feature and TV projects, reporting to company CEO Bryan Godwin. … more »

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Microsoft Announces 12-Inch Core i7 Surface Pro 3

Microsoft made its Surface Pro tablet bigger, lighter, and cheaper today, announcing the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 at a press event in New York City. The new device starts at $799 for an Intel Core i3 model with 4 GB … more »