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Adobe Adds Another Half-Million Creative Cloud Subscribers

Another quarter, another big gain in Creative Cloud (CC) subscriptions for Adobe. The company reported that it signed on 502,000 new paid CC users in the quarter ending August 29, bringing the total to 2.8 million. At that rate, the … more »

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Blackmagic Design Buys Fusion VFX Software Maker Eyeon

If you're at IBC, you may have noticed something funny — Eyeon Software's Fusion 7 VFX compositing software is at the Blackmagic booth. That's because Blackmagic Design has bought Eyeon. Blackmagic said development and support of Eyeon Fusion will continue, with … more »

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Assimilate Shows SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8.1 at IBC

Assimilate has introduced a version 8.1 update to its file-based color-grading suite Scratch and Scratch Lab. The company says the new version, on display at IBC 2014, will let Scratch users gain greater control over vector and curve accuracy and work faster within the … more »

LTO Program Updates Roadmap for Next Four Tape Generations

The LTO Program, which includes Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Quantum, announced a new roadmap including ninth- and tenth-generation LTO Ultrium technology that tops out at capacities of 48 TB in a single tape cartridge supporting data transfer rates of 1100 MB/second. For marketing … more »

Digigram and Kalray Partner on Real-Time HEVC Encoding

With any transition to Ultra HD (UHD) reliant on more efficient video encoding, video-over-IP specialist Digigram said that it was partnering with Kalray to use the latter company's multi-purpose processor array (MPPA for short) to develop real-time HEVC video encoders. … more »

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Soundelux’s 25,000-Square-Foot Burbank Studios Are Up for Sale

Want to buy a world-class audio facility? The former Burbank studio operated by now-bankrupt Todd-Soundelux is up for sale. The remarketing services division of investment firm Tiger Group and auctioneer GA Global Partners are accepting offers for what is described … more »

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ARRI Announces 3.2K Alexa Format for High-Quality UHD Upscales

ARRI continued to expand its 4K acquisition strategy this week with the announcement of ProRes 3.2K, a new Alexa recording format designed to allow easy, high-quality upsampling to UHD (3840×2160) resolution in post. The new format, conceived for television shows … more »

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Vimeo on Demand Broadens Content with New Partners

Vimeo is stepping outside of its comfort zone within the indie film inner circle and expanding its content distribution partners to include those offering family programming, extreme sports and fitness, signaling broader VOD opportunities for filmmakers of every genre. The … more »

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Shane Hurlbut, ASC, Takes Masterclass on the Road

Celebrated cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, a tireless mentor to developing filmmakers on his Hurlblog and at live events, will launch a 25-city Illumination Experience educational tour on September 14. The predominantly U.S. tour (with a stop in Vancouver, B.C.) starts in Irvine, California, … more »

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ARRI’s Amira Gets 4K Ultra HD ProRes Recording Option

The market for 4K cinematography is about to get more interesting, with news that the ARRI Amira will soon allow users to record ProRes codecs to CFast 2.0 cards in UHD (3840×2160) resolution and at up to 60 fps. No, … more »