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Codex Says Space Is the Final Frontier (for 4K On-Location Workflow)

Codex said today that it had provided a 4K recording system that was "launched into space" from Cape Canaveral on September 20. The system blasted off last month on a SpaceX flight along with crew supplies, cargo, and the ISS-RapidScat … more »

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Formosa Santa Monica Opens for Business in Former POP Sound Facility

It's official — the new Formosa Santa Monica has opened its doors in the spot vacated by POP Sound at 625 Arizona Ave.  Formosa Group said a number of former POP staffers have returned to work at Formosa, including mixers Nick … more »

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Reel FX Creates Dedicated Virtual Reality Division

Animation studio Reel FX has created a new division dedicated to virtual-reality (VR) content. Reel FX VR, headed up by Reel FX founder and ECD Dale Carman, General Manager Keith McCabe, and Executive Producer Gary Banks, will take on client … more »

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AJA Delivers Adobe Creative Cloud Support in Kona 4

AJA said its Kona 4 video card now supports the latest versions of Adobe's Creative Cloud video applications, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, and SpeedGrade. Key features of the Kona 4 include 50p and 60p 4K and UHD support, including 50p … more »

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Avid Talks Growth Strategy As It Completes Financial Restatement

Avid's earnings came out of hiding this month, with the company finally announcing financial results for 2012, 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 following a lengthy financial restatement that resulted in the company's delisting from NASDAQ. Company executives told investors in … more »

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ASC to Honor John Bailey, Bill Roe, Phil Méheux, Matthew F. Leonetti

John Bailey, ASC, will receive the American Society of Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award during next year's ASC Awards ceremony, the organization said today. Bailey (pictured, top) is being cited for his work as a cinematographer on films including American Gigolo, Mishima, … more »

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Quantel Adds Sony, ARRI Feature Support to Pablo Rio

Quantel updated the Pablo Rio at IBC, supporting long-GOP XAVC, S-log3 and S-Gamut3 for Sony cameras as well as Apple's new ProRes 4444 XQ format. The latest Rio software also supports ARRI's new SDK, including the Open Gate acquisition formats, anamorphic … more »

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 »