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Robin Thwaites Steadicam training

Learn Steadicam from the Masters

Want to fly like the pros who have captured some of cinema's most memorable Steadicam shots in Skyfall, Thor, Edge of Tomorrow, 47 Ronin, Shaun of the Dead and Harry Potter? Tiffen said it will bring together veteran Steadicam operators including Peter … more »

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Panasonic VariCam 35 Wins HPA Engineering Award for 4K Imager

The Hollywood Post Alliance announced that it will honor Panasonic with its 2015 Engineering Award for the 4K imager the company developed for its VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The HPA award, which will be given during the organization's tenth annual gala on … more »

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Pixar Licenses Quasi-Monte Carlo Rendering Methods from Nvidia

Pixar is licensing Nvidia's quasi-Monte Carlo QMC) GPU-based rendering technology as part of a multi-year strategic agreement between the two companies.  QMC rendering methods increase the efficiency of rendering processes, especially when used in massively parallel implementations such as those provided … more »

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Five Reasons Sony Is Getting into the Drone Business

Sony is starting a drone company—but it's probably not the kind you're thinking. Rather than launching a line of airborne camera platforms to compete with offerings from DJI and 3D Robotics, Sony is offering services that rely on airborne imaging … more »

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SNL DP Alex Buono Hits the Road with New Filmmaking Workshops

Ace cinematographer Alex Buono, a StudioDaily favorite for his seat-of-the-pants work with Saturday Night Live's Film Unit in New York, is embarking on a sequel to his 2013 Art of Visual Storytelling workshop tour. The new series, dubbed Alex Buono's … more »

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Cinesite Merges with Image Engine

Making good on a promise of international expansion after its 2012 purchase by British private equity firm Endless [see our previous coverage], VFX and animation industry mainstay Cinesite has merged with Vancouver's Image Engine. The deal brings the total worldwide headcount … more »

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JVC Ugrades ProHD Firmware for Four Camcorders

JVC announced new free firmware updates for models in its ProHD streaming camcorder line, including a new 12 Mbps mode targeted at streaming across closed networks. Version 4.0 firmware for the GY-HM650 and version 2.0 firmware for the GY-HM850 (pictured, top) … more »

Analyst Says DSLRs Are On Their Way Out for Pro Video Shooters

The use of DSLRs by pro video shooters in Europe and the U.S. is on a steep decline, according to a new report from Luton, U.K.-based research firm Futuresource Consulting. Analyst Nicky Price observes in the company's Convergence in Pro … more »

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Schneider-Kreuznach Restructures, Scraps Planned MFT Lenses

Schneider Optics parent company Schneider-Kreuznach announced a restructuring that adds a new precision engineering division alongside the company's existing film and photo and imaging system business segments. Among the casualties of the reorganization are plans for the company to produce … more »

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Convergent Design Cuts SSD Media Prices

Effective today, Convergent Design cut the price of its Odyssey SSDs by between 37% and 43%. The move is designed to lower the cost of operation for the company's Odyssey7, 7Q and 7Q+ monitor/recorders. Also, the Odyssey7Q+ now ships with … more »