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Q&A: Sean Mullen, Rampant Design Tools

Founded in 2010, the Rampant Design Tools effects library has come on strong over the last two years. In 2013, the company opened a studio space in Orlando, FL, where founder Sean Mullen creates drag-and-drop effects as QuickTime (Apple ProRes) elements using … more »

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Report: Adobe May Buy The Foundry

It could be Adobe Nuke CC one day soon, if a report that appeared Saturday in the London business press pans out. According to The Telegraph, Adobe is preparing to offer as much as £200 million ($304 million) to purchase The … more »

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Review: LaCie Rugged RAID

When you're working in the field, your kit represents a balancing act between speed, reliability, and portability. You probably don't want to drag an expensive and heavy four-bay or eight-bay RAID on location unless you really need blistering speed or … more »

NAB Video Coverage: 10 Hotspots for Cinematographers

Nobody can see everything at NAB, and there was plenty of innovative new production gear to miss at this year's show. Blackmagic Design grabbed the spotlight with the most new camera introductions, AJA stayed the course with the now-shipping Cion, … more »

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Focus Assist Gets Smarter with New Scene-Mapping Tools on the Way

Focus-pulling may be about to get a lot more interesting as new systems come on the market that promise to automate some of the most precise, grace-under-pressure focus adjustments required during a shoot, while still giving the human operator complete … more »

Formosa Villa Opens in Santa Monica’s Former POP Sound Location

Formosa Group has launched Formosa Villa, its new commercial and branded-entertainment division, at the former POP Sound location in Santa Monica. Mixer John Bolen and executive producer Lauren Cascio, formerly of Santa Monica's Play Studios, have been hired to work out … more »

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Aframe Advances Cloud-Collaboration Strategy with Adobe Anywhere

Aframe has stepped up with new integration with the Adobe Anywhere platform, reducing the initial investment required to set up real-time remote collaboration with Adobe's networked workflow platform. Because the storage infrastructure is maintained in Aframe's private cloud, with data … more »

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Premiere Pro CC vs. Zombies: Survival Tips from Dead Rising‘s Cutting Room

It took nearly 10 years, but Xbox 360's beloved zombie-fighting game Dead Rising finally got a movie version last month, when Dead Rising: Watchtower debuted on Sony's Crackle online streaming service in the U.S. The film was directed by Zach … more »

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Small Tree Introduces Titanium Z NL Nearline Backup Servers for Editors

Small Tree came to NAB this year with its new TitaniumZ NL ethernet-based nearline shared-storage servers, part of the fifth generation of its storage line. Designed as an integrated back-up system for video editing pipelines, the NL shares the same … more »

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Panasonic Announces Sub-$5,000 AG-DVX200 4K Camcorder

At NAB, Panasonic announced the AG-DVX200, a 4K handheld camcorder with a 4/3-inch sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and a fixed 13x optical zoom lens.  The camera shoots 4K at 60p (up to 120p in HD) and features a V-Log L gamma … more »