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Avid Talks Growth Strategy As It Completes Financial Restatement

Avid's earnings came out of hiding this month, with the company finally announcing financial results for 2012, 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 following a lengthy financial restatement that resulted in the company's delisting from NASDAQ. Company executives told investors in … more »

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ASC to Honor John Bailey, Bill Roe, Phil Méheux, Matthew F. Leonetti

John Bailey, ASC, will receive the American Society of Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award during next year's ASC Awards ceremony, the organization said today. Bailey (pictured, top) is being cited for his work as a cinematographer on films including American Gigolo, Mishima, … more »

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ARRI Introduces Large-Sensor 6.5K Alexa 65

Following the recent addition of UHD and 4K upscaling options for the Amira and Alexa, ARRI revealed the next stage of its high-resolution capture strategy with the announcement of the Alexa 65 camera system at the Cinec Munich trade show. Boasting a sensor … more »

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Cinedeck Announces New Modular ZX Platform

Cinedeck announced at IBC the new ZX platform, a line of rack-mounted and highly modular recording systems designed to scale from SD and HD through UHD and 4K resolutions while serving a variety of individual workflow needs through targeted upgrades. … more »

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MoVI M15 Stabilizer Trickles Out As Freefly Begins Limited Shipments

The new MoVI M15 camera stabilizer from Freefly Systems, designed to hold payloads of up to 15 pounds, started shipping last week in "very limited" quantities, the company said, predicting broader availability by the end of next month. Freefly introduced … more »

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Quantel Adds Sony, ARRI Feature Support to Pablo Rio

Quantel updated the Pablo Rio at IBC, supporting long-GOP XAVC, S-log3 and S-Gamut3 for Sony cameras as well as Apple's new ProRes 4444 XQ format. The latest Rio software also supports ARRI's new SDK, including the Open Gate acquisition formats, anamorphic … more »

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Avid Introduces DNxHR Codec for 2K, 4K, and UHD Editing

Avid is finally adding native support for higher-than-HD resolutions to the Media Composer workflow, with the new DNxHR codec helping users manage their bandwidth by making it easy to switch between high-resolution footage and proxy files. The company said the … more »

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Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II Upgrades 1080 HD to 60p, Adds All-I Codec

Canon announced the EOS 7D Mark II at Photokina this week, upgrading the original 7D's video capabilities by increasing the maximum frame rate of 1080p video to 60 and adding the option to recording using all-intraframe (All-I) and interframe (IPB) codecs. … more »

Adobe Adds Another Half-Million Creative Cloud Subscribers

Another quarter, another big gain in Creative Cloud (CC) subscriptions for Adobe. The company reported that it signed on 502,000 new paid CC users in the quarter ending August 29, bringing the total to 2.8 million. At that rate, the … more »

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Review: Sachtler Ace L MS CF Tripod with Ace Accessories

Sachtler has long been known as the Mercedes-Benz of tripods for quality as well as price — topping out at around $14,000. With all of the world's economic woes, Sachtler got smart — just like the Mercedes did with the CLA Class — and came out … more »