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What’s New in Apple’s 15-Inch MacBook Pro?

Apple has upgraded the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. What's new on the outside and under the hood? One thing that's not new is the processor architecture. Apple has reportedly once again used Intel Haswell CPUs, owing to delayed … more »

The Foundry Has a New Owner: London-Based Equity Firm HgCapital

The Foundry has changed hands, with London private equity firm HgCapital acquiring a majority stake in the company from Washington, D.C.'s Carlyle Group for $312 million. The move puts an end to speculation that the London-based VFX and design software vendor … more »

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Animal Logic Will Open Vancouver Studio to Work on The Lego Movie Sequel

Animal Logic is opening an animation studio in Vancouver, BC to produce three new animated features in its production relationship with Warner Bros. The VFX and animation studio described the new Animal Logic Vancouver as "an exclusive partnership" with Warner … more »

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Review: Rampant Design Tools Style Effects

Most editors, VFX and motion graphics artists will admit that they love plug-ins. With what seems like an endless variety of modern plug-ins that do everything from color-correction and keying to transitions and film effects, there is a product available to … more »

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Autodesk Adds 95,000 Subscriptions in Q1 As Transition Continues

Autodesk offered a progress report on its transition to a subscription-driven business model today, announcing the addition of 95,000 subscriptions in the fiscal quarter ending April 30, 2015. Approximately half of those subscriptions are new subscription types, the company said—desktop subscriptions, … more »

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DP Ben Davis on Camera Choices for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Before Ben Davis began shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon, he sat down with a pencil and paper and meticulously planned out how he'd light the film. "With a floor plan and a pencil in … more »

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Lightmap Ships HDR Light Studio 5

Lightmap released HDR Light Studio 5, an overhaul of its 3D lighting software with a new full-screen user interface and support for Alembic and FBX files, OpenImageIO, and OpenColorIO. Lightmap said the software has been redesigned and re-engineered to deal with … more »

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Nimble Collective’s Rex Grignon on Bringing Animators Together

With an eye toward revolutionizing the global animation content market, Nimble Collective has stepped out of the shadows and onto center stage. Supported by $1 million in seed funding, the Collective aims to become the world’s largest online animated community, … more »

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Charting a Course for an Avid 4K Finish

In an effort to protect some of the last wild places in the world's oceans, National Geographic launched Pristine Seas, a series of expeditions and affiliated research to locate, assess and ultimately shelter those waters most at risk. The first … more »

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Sennheiser Readies AVX Wireless Mic System

Sennheiser has a new approach to capturing audio in camera—its AVX wireless mic system features a compact receiver that plugs directly into a camera's XLR input.  For use with DSLRs and other cameras that don't have XLR ins, the system comes … more »