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Sony Canvas

Sony to Unveil Canvas Ultrafine LED Display at InfoComm

Sony is set to unveil Canvas, a new type of display technology, at InfoComm this year. Canvas uses surface-mounted light sources that Sony is calling Ultrafine LEDs, to drive large, high-contrast and HDR-ready displays. Canvas is rated at 1,000 nits of brightness … more »

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Speed Junkies: Randall Dark and Sharon Rankin on Fast from the Past

Filmmaker Randall Dark brought a lot of cameras to his latest shoot. Fast from the Past, the pilot-in-progress for a proposed reality-based television series following everyday characters as they rebuild classic muscle cars into racing vehicles to take out on … more »

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SIGGRAPH Preview: Q&A with Conference Chair Mona Kasra

The 43rd SIGGRAPH is coming up fast and, as usual, it's the place to be for anyone interested in a dive into computer graphics and interactivity, with many different disciplines and areas of interest coming together for one highly concentrated week … more »

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How Homer Simpson Appeared Live via Adobe Character Animator

Update 05/26/16: Since this story was published, we've learned that face-tracking was not used to automate facial animation for the live broadcast of The Simpsons. Adobe responded to our follow-up question with this clarification on the methodology: There was no camera or motion tracking … more »

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James Haggarty Named New CEO of Sim Group

The Toronto-based Sim Group, which includes Sim Digital, Bling, and Chainsaw, has a new CEO. James Haggarty, formerly managing director at private investment management firm Gibraltar & Co., has been named President and CEO of the production and post conglomerate, … more »

Video Round-Up: Cameras at NAB

If you came to NAB to talk cameras, you might have been just a teensy bit disappointed. There were plenty of cameras at the show, of course, but there was much less than the usual deluge of new systems. But existing … more »

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Five Drone Vendors That Were Flying High at NAB

Drones were everywhere at NAB this year — and not just in the specialized drone pavilion. Despite continued changes in the regulatory climate that will determine who is and isn't allowed to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) commercially, it's clear … more »

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AJA to Release Free Control Software for New RovoCams

AJA said software for controlling its new RovoCam block cameras will soon be available as a free download. The RovoCam is a UHD/HD camera with an integrated HDBaseT interface for a single cable connection carrying video, audio, power and RS-232 … more »

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Industry Vets Launch Artella Collaborative Animation Platform

The market for cloud-based collaborative animation platforms got a little more crowded this week with the launch of Artella, a new online production pipeline devised by the trio of animators (veterans of Pixar, Paramount and ILM) who founded Animation Mentor in 2005. … more »

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The Foundry Releases Free Version of Mari Texture-Painting Software

The Foundry's texture-painting software Mari is the latest VFX tool to be released in a free, unwatermarked version for non-commercial use. The company said artists can use Mari Non-commercial as a learning tool, as well as for working on personal projects … more »