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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 »

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Adobe Creative Cloud Subscriptions Climb to 1.8 Million

Adobe said Creative Cloud (CC) individual and team subscriptions grew to more than 1.8 million as of February 28, an increase of more than 405,000 from the previous quarter. During the first fiscal quarter ending February 28, the company said, … more »

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Assimilate Scratch 8 Gets Licensed ProRes Encoding in Windows

Assimilate is bringing Apple ProRes to Windows with the new versions of its digital dailies workflow and DI tools. With today's release of v8 of Scratch and Scratch Lab, users can encode ProRes deliverables on PCs running Windows 7 and … more »

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Review: Canon EOS 6D DSLR

As a non-professional still photographer, my opinion is that the Canon 6D takes great still photos. That will conclude the still-photography portion of this review. Since this is StudioDaily, I will now consider the Canon 6D strictly as a video … more »

Sony F5 and F55 to Get ProRes and DNxHD via Hardware Upgrade

Sony announced plans to make its F5 and F55 cameras a little more flexible yesterday, promising a future hardware upgrade that would add support for both ProRes and DNxHD codecs. In posting the news to the company's F5/F55 online community, … more »

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Red Giant Launches Cloud-Based Universe Platform

The latest cloud-based subscription model for video and VFX tools arrives from Red Giant, which just launched its Universe platform. Membership in Universe, described by Red Giant as a "community" of editors, VFX artists, and motion designers, is free, although … more »

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Review: HP Z230 Workstation

Choosing the right workstation can be tricky, especially for digital media. In theory, you want the fastest model that’s available. In reality, you have to consider cost (well-equipped workstations aren’t cheap), expandability (it should be able to grow along with … more »

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Pixar Releases RenderMan for Katana

Pixar Animation Studios released RenderMan for Katana, building a bridge between Pixar's rendering system and The Foundry's Katana look-dev and lighting platform. The two companies announced a partnership to integrate Katana and Renderman at last year's SIGGRAPH, saying that their … more »

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Prime Focus Technologies Buys Dax

Prime Focus subsidiary Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) is buying cloud-based dailies provider Dax in a transaction worth at least $9.1 million. Mumbai-based Prime Focus said Dax's Digital Dailies system, widely used in TV production, will help bolster its relationship with … more »

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Panasonic Prices 4K-Capable Lumix GH4 at $1,699

Panasonic today announced that its forthcoming Lumix DMC-GH4 4K-capable mirrorless micro four-thirds (MFT) still and video camera will be priced at $1,699. The DMW-YAGH video adapter, which beefs up the GH4's video production capabilities, will be priced at $1,999. The … more »