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LTO: It’s Not Just for Archives Anymore

As media companies look to store ever-growing mountains of digital content for the long term, LTO tapes are becoming a de facto archival standard for media. Widespread adoption of the LTFS format means LTO tape can behave more like a … more »

The Case for Object Storage

Of the 798 episodes of the BBC’s Doctor Who that have been filmed and aired since 1963, 97 are missing. According to The New Yorker, old episodes were simply taped over when new ones were made: “In the 1960s and … more »

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Canon Announces $500 Upgrade to Add Continuous Autofocus to EOS C300 Camera

Canon announced new updates to its Cinema EOS cameras and XF series of camcorders, including a $500 upgrade for the EOS C300 that will support continuous autofocus via Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system on EF lenses. That upgrade, ideal … more »

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Litepanels Unveils Sola 4 Traveler Kit

Litepanels has announced a new travel option for users of its popular daylight-balanced Sola 4, a DMX-controllable LED Fresnel the company says is currently the smallest of its kind on the market. The new Sola 4 Traveler Kit is aimed … more »

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AJA’s Io 4K Handles Higher Frame Rates with Software Upgrade

AJA has added high-frame-rate support to its Thunderbolt 2-enabled Io 4K I/O hardware, upgrading its Mac drivers to support 50, 59.94 and 60fps at both 4K and UltraHD resolution. The iO 4K provides real-time 4K and UHD downconversion over a … more »

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Rampant Design Tools Goes 5K with New Series of QuickTime Elements

Everyday workflows for 4K and beyond are coming into sharper focus in the run-up to NAB, as Rampant Design Tools upgrades its libraries of QuickTime elements for 2K, 4K, and 5K (5120×2700) timelines. Rampant will be showing the new line-up … more »

Claire McGrane to Run Company 3′s London Facility

Company 3 is putting Claire McGrane in charge of its London facility as director of operations. In making the announcement, the company pointed to her work as DI producer on Cold Mountain, one of the first shows to be finished … more »

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Ghost Town Media on Making Linkin Park’s “A Light That Never Comes”

Ghost Town Media collaborated with Linkin Park on an unconventional CG video that combines 3D scans of all of the band members with a massive CG cityscape. Cinema 4D maker Maxon and writer Meleah Maynard took us behind the scenes of … more »

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Perception’s John LePore on the World Through RoboCop’s Eyes

RoboCop is back, this time in a future not so far removed from our current computer-centric web of security-cam, drone and even social media surveillance. Sony Pictures Entertainment's remake of the Paul Verhoeven 1987 classic is directed by Brazilian José … more »

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Colorfront Cloud Services Adds EDL Conform, VFX Pull to 4K Post

On-set dailies and transcoding developer Colorfront has announced it will add EDL conform and automatic visual effects pull features to the dailies transcoding and format rendering already available through its Colorfront Cloud Service, a flexible public and private cloud service … more »