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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 »

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SIGGRAPH to Honor ILM’s 40th in 2015 Production Sessions

It will be a very ILM SIGGRAPH, as Industrial Light & Magic's 40th anniversary is commemorated at a special August 10 event during the 42nd annual SIGGRAPH Conference, taking place August 9–13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "In addition … more »

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Panavision Announces “Major” Debt Reduction in Recapitalization

Panavision got a new lease on life this month, as creditors agreed to convert most of the company's long-term debt into common stock. The company said the recapitalization represented a "major reduction" in its debt that would give it the necessary … more »

AlphaDogs Schedules ACES Talk, Monitor Shoot-Out, at Editors’ Lounge

Still working out the implications of the new ACES workflow for editorial and post-production? Burbank's AlphaDogs has scheduled a discussion of the Academy Color Encoding System, as well a reference-grade monitor "shoot-out," for its next Editors' Lounge. The June 26 event will include … more »