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Growing Groot: MPC VFX Supe Nicolas Aithadi on CG Characters

With SIGGRAPH located in Vancouver, I took advantage of the opportunity to catch up face to face with Nicolas Aithadi, visual effects supervisor at MPC for Guardians of the Galaxy. Aithadi, who has 20 films to his credit, received Oscar … more »

Digigram and Kalray Partner on Real-Time HEVC Encoding

With any transition to Ultra HD (UHD) reliant on more efficient video encoding, video-over-IP specialist Digigram said that it was partnering with Kalray to use the latter company's multi-purpose processor array (MPPA for short) to develop real-time HEVC video encoders. … more »

Forscene Releases Mobile iPad App

IBC attendees will see the latest development from cloud video specialist Forbidden Technologies — a Forscene mobile app for the iPad. Users of the app will be able to prep footage for edit by assembling simple rough cuts and tagging … more »

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Pixel Power Announces Buzz Software for Integrating Social Media with Broadcast Playout

IBC will see the debut of Pixel Power's Buzz, which the company described as a "software accessory" for its playout devices that allows program producers to browse consolidated social media feeds and select messages to publish on air. Pixel Power … more »

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FOR-A to Show 4K FT-One Camera with Fiber-Optic Option at IBC

FOR-A will show a new version of its 4K camera, the FT-One, with fiber-optic connectivity at IBC. The FT-One-OPT can be paired with the optional FT-1BS base station to power the camera and carry its signal up to 1 km … more »

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Sonnet Technologies Readies 10 GbE Adapter for Mac Pro

Sonnet Technologies has another way to treat your new Mac Pro — or any Thunderbolt 2-enabled device — to a 10 GbE connection with its new Twin 10G dual-port 10 GbE Thunderbolt adapter. Housed in an aluminum casing that also … more »

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GB Labs to Show New 4K On-Set Production System at IBC

GB Labs (Reading, UK) is debuting the 4K Duo On-Set, a location production system aimed at ingest, storage and back-up for Ultra HD productions. at IBC.  Loaded with two SSD card readers and two LTO-6 tape drives, the system is … more »

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Soundelux’s 25,000-Square-Foot Burbank Studios Are Up for Sale

Want to buy a world-class audio facility? The former Burbank studio operated by now-bankrupt Todd-Soundelux is up for sale. The remarketing services division of investment firm Tiger Group and auctioneer GA Global Partners are accepting offers for what is described … more »

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ARRI Announces 3.2K Alexa Format for High-Quality UHD Upscales

ARRI continued to expand its 4K acquisition strategy this week with the announcement of ProRes 3.2K, a new Alexa recording format designed to allow easy, high-quality upsampling to UHD (3840×2160) resolution in post. The new format, conceived for television shows … more »

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Director James Marcus Haney on No Cameras Allowed

James Marcus Haney's slightly wide-eyed yet big-hearted world view in the documentary No Cameras Allowed is infectious, mostly because the young filmmaker has also captured the true spirit of the music festivals he gate-crashes to attend, with and without his friends. The … more »