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Making Viral Video Hits with a Solid Business Model

Life's getting complicated for producers. Whether it's the rise of multiscreen viewing or the accelerating use of ad blockers, trends in media consumption are making producers work harder to target audiences, reach viewers, and make money. During a "Producers on Producing" panel … more »

AJA Ki Pro Ultra

AJA Ships Brand New 4K 60p Ki Pro Ultra Recorder and Player

AJA significantly upgraded its 4K workflow options today with the release of the Ki Pro Ultra, a half-rack-wide 2RU recorder and player that captures Apple ProRes files at up to 4K (4096×2160) and 60p. It's shipping now, AJA said, with … more »


Five Things That Keep NYC Post CTOs Up at Night

An afternoon conference session at NAB Show New York (formerly Content and Communications World; the event's new branding was announced yesterday) this week asked executives from post-production facilities with a local presence to reveal their anxieties — the new technology, … more »

Avid Stock Tumbles Following Cuts in 2015 Forecasts

It's a tough day for Avid, following yesterday afternoon's earnings report that saw a 4 percent year-over-year decline in the company's revenue. The company also cut forecasts for the full year, projecting 2015 bookings will be between $490 million and … more »


DJI Buys Minority Stake in Hasselblad

Shenzhen, China-based aerial cinematography specialist DJI has acquired a stake in Swedish medium-format camera and lens manufacturer Hasselblad, the companies said in a joint announcement today of a new "corporate partnership" between the two entities. Terms of the deal were not … more »

Reel FX Co-Founder Dale Carman Responds to Lawsuit

Reel FX co-founder Dale Carman has responded to the company's lawsuit filed against him and three former staffers, calling its allegations untrue. The lawsuit accuses Carman and his co-defendants of improperly diverting business opportunities to his own company, Carman Industries, adding up to $2.6 … more »


Autodesk Flame Goes Software-Only with Subscription Options

It's the beginning of a new era for Autodesk Flame. Effective today, Autodesk is offering desktop subscription plans for current versions of Flame, Lustre, Flare and Flame Assist software. It marks the first time Flame is available as a software-only product.The … more »


Virtual Reality Gets Real at SMPTE 2015 Technical Conference

Although virtual reality is barely in evidence in the consumer marketplace, SMPTE deemed it important enough to devote the entire first day of its annual conference, held in Hollywood last week, to it.  As an assembly of film and television … more »


CameraLends Rental Marketplace Now Offers Studio Space

CameraLends, the listings website that has described itself as "AirBnB for camera gear," is getting into the studio business.  CameraLends has enabled person-to-person rentals of photo and video equipment since its launch in January 2013. Now, in addition to cameras, drones, lighting, audio, and … more »


JVC Posts v2.0 Firmware for 4KCam Line-up

JVC posted the new version 2.0 firmware update for its GY-LS300, GY-HM200, and GY-HM170 camcorders. The new firmware adds JVC Log gamma, true 4K (4096×2180) and 2K (2048×1080) 17:9 recording modes, and JVC's Prime Zoom feature to the LS300. Prime Zoom … more »