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Thinkbox Vero Wants to Demystify Your VFX Budget

Thinkbox Software, maker of the Deadline compute-management software widely used for render farms, is working with longtime VFX producer Joyce Cox (Avatar, The Dark Knight, The Jungle Book) on a new tool that may help studios keep visual effects budgets … more »

Pixar's Piper

Pixar Releases RenderMan v21

Rendering advancements first seen on screen in serious VFX pictures including The Jungle Book and Star Wars: The Force Awakens are making their way into mainstream production as Pixar Animation Studios releases the latest version of RenderMan. Pixar said the newest revision to … more »

Blackmagic Arduino

Blackmagic Goes a Little DIY with 3G-SDI Arduino Shield

It just got easier for engineers to build custom controller devices for cameras from Blackmagic Design with the release of the $95 Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield, a double-sided expansion board for the low-cost Arduino open-source hardware platform with 3G-SDI input and output. The … more »


The Foundry Ships Cara VR Plug-In for Nuke

The Foundry said its new Cara VR GPU-accelerated plug-in for Nuke, first announced at NAB, is now available. Cara VR combines camera-solving and -stitching, plate-correction, compositing and headset-review tools within the Nuke workspace, the company said The plug-in ships with … more »

NewTek NDI Archion

Archion Brings NewTek NDI Connectivity to Its EditStor Velo

Archion Technologies became the latest vendor to announce support for the Network Device Interface (NDI) standard for IP production workflow launched by NewTek earlier this year.  Archion says its EditStor Velo NAS is the first networked storage system that can be automatically … more »


SolidAnim’s Camera-Tracking Software Now Works with Unity Engine

As VFX-heavy film projects hybridize live-action and CG production, the Unity Engine has come into its own as a tool for filmmakers. Riding the trend, SolidAnim said it has released SolidTrack Unity, a new version of its markerless camera-tracking system that works with … more »


AJA Ships Kona IP

AJA said it is now shipping the Kona IP ($2,495), an eight-lane PCIe video capture card with 10 GigE connectivity announced at NAB in April. At launch, Kona IP supports SMPTE 2022-6 IP-encapsulated uncompressed 3G-SDI video, and support for compressed … more »


InfoComm 2016 in a Nutshell

InfoComm 2016, the largest pro AV trade show in North America, wraps up today in Las Vegas. Meaningful InfoComm product introductions can come from all over the industry, from powerful new audio plug-ins to clever wireless network designs for intercoms to entirely … more »

Panavision Millennium DXL

SAM Says Quantel Rio Supports Color Science in Panavision DXL

Snell Advanced Media (SAM) said that its Quantel Rio is the first finishing system to support the color science embedded in the Panavision Millennium DXL camera system announced last week. The DXL camera features something called Light Iron Color, a proprietary image-mapping … more »


Automatic Duck Releases Xsend Motion for FCP X/Motion Workflow

Automatic Duck, the plugin maker that reconstituted itself last year after a four-year hiatus, is in the swim again with Xsend Motion, a new tool for converting XML output from Apple Final Cut Pro X to an Apple Motion 5 … more »