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Autodesk to Terminate 10 Percent of Workforce

Autodesk will lay off about 925 staffers — about 10 percent of its total workforce — to reduce expenses as part of a restructuring announced today. The company said it is "reallocating resources," including consolidating certain leased facilities, to speed its transition to … more »

RIP Shure Chairman Rose L. Shure

Shure Chairman Rose L. Shure has passed away at her home, the company announced today. Her husband was the company's founder, the late Sidney N. Shure. Rose Shure was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors after Sidney Shure's death … more »

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Panasonic Teases New VariCam

Panasonic is getting a head start on NAB 2016, planning the reveal of the next camera in its VariCam line for a February 10 event at the DGA Theater Complex in Los Angeles.  In an email to press, the company … more »

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Convergent Design Adds Dual 4K to Apollo and Odyssey 7Q+

As promised, Convergent Design has enabled dual 4K, quad-HD 1080p60, and 4K 60p recording options on its Apollo and Odyssey 7Q+ monitor/recorders. The company said those features are included in the latest firmware, which is slated for release today at … more »

Director Dave Horst, Producer Catilin Mulqueen, Managing Director Maria Hanafy, Marketing Associate Megan Brescacin and Animator/Editor Andrew Minett

Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto Office

Animatics studio Animated Storyboards opened its tenth office, and its first Canadian location, in Toronto. The new 4,300-square-foot location will feature three edit suites, an audio studio, conference room and lobby area. The Toronto office will be led by Managing … more »

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to Shoot with Red Weapon 8K Camera

Red Digital Cinema said that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first feature film to shoot with the Red Weapon 8K digital cinema camera.  "The large sensor size and super high resolution offered by the new Weapon 8K, … more »

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UHD Alliance Unveils Logo for HDR-Compliant 4K UHD TVs

Stay tuned, TV fans. That was the message on the eve of CES, as television manufacturers and Hollywood studios announced a new logo for what will now be called "Ultra HD Premium" TVs. TVs bearing the logo, which will be licensed … more »

SMPTE Creates U.K. Region, Governed by Dalet’s Bruce Devlin

Following exceptional growth in the U.K., SMPTE has created the new SMPTE U.K. Region. Membership in the U.K. Section of SMPTE exceeded the 500-member mark in 2015, making it eligible to petition for the creation of an official SMPTE Region, which … more »

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VR Startup Pixvana Launches with $6 Million in Funding

Former ILM CTO Scott Squires, ex-Adobe and Apple engineer Bill Hensler, and Red Giant co-founder Sean Safreed are behind the scenes at Pixvana, a Seattle-based virtual reality (VR) start-up. The company is working on a cloud-based VR platform that it says will … more »

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Zylight Ships Newz LED On-Camera Light

Zylight has begun shipping Newz, a compact LED on-camera light with barn doors and a novel articulated arm that can position its 60-degree beam spread more directly at a subject.  Describing the Newz LED as a "soft but punchy" dimmable whitelight with … more »