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Blackmagic Adds Heads-Up Display to 4K Production Camera

Blackmagic Design is making good on its promise to provide more frequent firmware upgrades with today's announcement of v1.9 of its camera software, which adds a new, long-awaited "heads-up display" (HUD) to the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Users of the … more »

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Director Anthony C. Ferrante on Sharknado 2

It's back! Syfy's shark-infested waterspout of a TV movie, Sharknado, was an instant cult classic and social-media phenomenon when it aired last summer. The franchise returns July 30 to the cable channel—and simultaneously in more than 80 countries—in an overstuffed, … more »

ProMax Systems Acquires Cache-A

ProMax Systems said it has acquired Cache-A, the maker of archive appliances including Prime-Cache, Pro-Cache, and Power Cache. ProMax said it will continue to sell and support the Cache-A product line, but plans to integrate those archival tools more closely … more »

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New VFX House Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank

It's not all bad news for VFX in Los Angeles. Today, VFX veteran Mark Miller said he is opening a new VFX house, Origin Digital Studios, in Burbank, with additional satellite studios in New York City and Albuquerque, NM. Backed … more »

Color Specialist Apache Digital Opens in Santa Monica

Veterans of The Mill and Company 3 have opened Apache Digital, a Santa Monica boutique specializing in color grading for spots. The new facility with its two dedicated color suites will be run by Executive Producer and Managing Director LaRue … more »

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Blackmagic Expands ProRes Support, DJI Has a New MoVI Competitor, and More

From formats to flight plans, here's a round-up of this week's news for cinematographers.   Blackmagic Expands ProRes Support in BMCC, Pocket, and 4K Cameras Blackmagic's latest firmware upgrade, v1.8.2, extends the company's support for Apple ProRes formats. Previously, users … more »

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Video Tutorial: How to Set Up an ACES Workflow in Assimilate Scratch

In this nine-minute video tutorial, Graham Austin of South Africa's DI Film Company, an editorial, grading, and on-set DI services facility in South Africa, shows you how to set up Assimilate Scratch to take advantage of the Academy Color Encoding … more »

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Watch the Fastest Phantom Cam Shoot at 44,000 fps and Higher

It might not deliver the world's highest resolution, but it definitely delivers some of the slowest slow-motion — the new Phantom v2511 super-slow-motion camera from Vision Research can shoot footage at more than 25,600 fps at its highest 1 Mpx … more »

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Frame.io Web App Aims to Simplify Collaborative Post Online

If you work in a collaborative team from remote locations and, like most creatives, are routinely buried under a mountain of emails, passwords and Dropbox, Vimeo and WireDrive notifications alerting you to yet another private version of your project, a … more »

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The World Cup Was the Biggest Experiment Yet for 4K and 8K Broadcast

Culminating in yesterday's exciting, if low-scoring, final match between Argentina and Germany, the World Cup was not just nirvana for soccer fans, but an important test bed for evolving 4K and 8K broadcast standards — even if nobody was yet … more »