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Storage Q&A: Small Tree’s Steve Modica on Disk Fragmentation

Disk fragmentation is a common issue when it comes to storage — especially if the quantity of media you need to keep on spinning disk is approaching the capacity of the storage volumes you have available. Fortunately, fragmentation can be … more »

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Grading House of Cards in 4K: It’s Scary Because It’s Real

Working on a show for Netflix isn't your typical episodic TV job. For one thing, an entire season of TV is released to Netflix viewers all at once, which creates a nontraditional production schedule. For another thing, Netflix is committed … more »

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Review: Dell Precision M3800 Workstation

When Apple announced the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display back in June 2012, a lot of people wondered if there would ever be a similar PC-based version. Apparently, Dell got the message. The company has launched a mobile workstation … more »

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Sound Devices Launches New Video Devices Brand

Acknowledging the increasing prominence of video products in its catalog, Sound Devices has created a new Video Devices brand for gear including, for now, the Pix series of camera- and rack-mounted video recorders. With the new brand comes a new … more »

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Review: Digital Anarchy Flicker Free

Whether you’re shooting abroad with a 60 Hz camera in a 50 Hz country, capturing time-lapse with a DSLR, or shooting fast or slow motion, chances are you’ve confronted the flicker menace. Of course, shooters have always faced the risk … more »

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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 »