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Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Merge

Mumbai's VFX, animation and 3D conversion giant Prime Focus World (PFW) is merging with Double Negative, the feature film VFX facility with offices in London and Singapore. The new VFX business will operate under the Double Negative banner and will … more »

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Autodesk Buys Shotgun Software

Another key tool in the VFX ecosystem became part of the Autodesk portfolio today with the announcement that Autodesk has agreed to buy production-management platform developer Shotgun Software. Launched in 2006, Shotgun offers tools for cloud-based production tracking, review, and … more »

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AMD Releases 4K-Ready FirePro W8100 Pro Graphics Card

AMD has launched a 4K-ready professional graphics card, the AMD FirePro W8100, that it says is nearly 38 times the performance of its closest competing card. Based on the second generation of the company's AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, … more »

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SolidAnim and Encodacam Partner for Real-Time VFX on Set

The French motion-capture and 3D VFX company SolidAnim has announced a new technical partnership with its SolidTrack markerless tracking division and real-time virtual production company Encodacam. The two companies have a long-standing collaborative relationship but will now join forces in … more »

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Blackmagic Design Releases Unified v1.8 Camera Firmware

If you were one of the Blackmagic Design camera users confused by the appearance, then disappearance, of new camera firmware on the web yesterday, stop worrying — the firmware has been officially released and is ready for download. It doesn't … more »

SMPTE, Hollywood Post Alliance to Merge in 2015

SMPTE today announced that it will begin providing administrative support services to the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA), with the expectation that the two industry groups will merge by May of next year. The 2015 merger would presumably bring Los Angeles-based … more »

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Sandblast Productions Opens New Audio Facility in New York City

Hanging a new shingle in a tough market for audio post, music production company Sandblast Productions has moved in at 1650 Broadway in New York City, just north of Times Square.  After working together for more than 20 years at … more »

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Panasonic Updates AG-AC90 with New Recording Modes

Panasonic is upgrading its $2250 AG-AC90 AVCCAM handheld camcorder with two new recording modes and a handful of other improvements. The new model is known as the AG-AC90A, but current users can get the new features via a free firmware … more »

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First Look: What’s New in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Speedgrade

The 2014 update to Premiere Pro CC is not as comprehensive an overhaul as the one that greeted users of the CS6 version, with its welcome streamlining of the once-cluttered interface along with slick enhancements like improved trimming and hover … more »

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Adobe Releases 2014 CC Update, iPad Apps, Stylus and Ruler

Adobe released the new 2014 update of Creative Cloud today, complementing previously announced new features in its desktop video applications with a new suite of iOS apps as well as a stylus and ruler designed for use with the iPad. … more »