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Panasonic, Sony Tout 4K While NHK Goes Beyond at CEATEC in Japan

Call it 4K or (usually more correctly) Ultra HD (UHD), higher-than-high-def capture and display technology was highly touted in Tokyo last week, with the CEATEC Japan 2013 IT and electronics show in full swing.       Panasonic went all … more »

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DGA to Women, Minorities in TV: It’s Not Getting Better

If you're a woman or minority working in television, are you better off now than you were four years ago? A new report from the Directors Guild of America (DGA) suggests the answer is no.   For the third year … more »

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Watch Larry Jordan Make the Case for Final Cut Pro X

In this video from IBC, recorded at the Creative Pro User Group's Sixth Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, Final Cut Pro guru Larry Jordan considers the burning question: "Is Final Cut Pro X Ready for Professional Use?"   Spoiler: He says it … more »

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FontList Plus: Quick Font Previews Inside After Effects

Ever find yourself firing up an office program like Microsoft Word during an After Effects session just so you can preview the text you're working with rendered in all the different fonts you have installed? If so, then you might … more »

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Sony Embraces Digital Downloads with High-Res Audio, 4K TV Announcements

  Sony threw a few shovelfuls of dirt into the grave of physical media last week with its announcement of support for high-resolution audio and 4K video content for consumers via downloads and networking — not on any variety of … more »

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10 Great Special Effects from Music Video History

Creative studio Mirada — founded by Guillermo del Toro, Guillermo Navarro, Matthew Cullen and Javier Jimenez — won an MTV Video Music Award for VFX on Sunday for its work on "Safe and Sound," a decade- and genre-hopping dance music … more »

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MTV Video Awards Shoot with Ikegami Cameras, ARRI CMOS, and Fujinon Glass

Watching the MTV VMAs on Sunday night? Here's what's making the images you'll be looking at — it's Ikegami's HDK-97ARRI camera, which uses a large-format ARRI CMOS, plus a Fujinon PL19-90 Cabrio Premiere zoom mounted on the front. MTV ordered … more »

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Apple Runs Mac Pro Cinema Ads Touting “Fall 2013″ Shipments

  In an interesting development, Apple is promoting the Mac Pro in U.S. movie theaters. The advertisements reportedly feature the introductory video from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference highlighting the workstation's unique design, with a new tagline added promising delivery in … more »

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The U.S. Will Have 1 Million 4K TVs by 2015. Is That a Lot?

The Consumer Electronics Association grabbed some headlines last week when it released new projections showing U.S. shipments of Ultra HD TV sets (UHDTVs) reaching 57,000 units in the U.S. last month — the first month for which CEA provided tracking … more »

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Lost Orson Welles Film Too Much Johnson Is Found in Italy

Hey, scholars and archivists — don't despair! If Too Much Johnson can be discovered resting in a warehouse in Pordenone, Italy, there must still be some hope for other legendary lost films. Film buffs will immediately recognize the distinctively titled Too … more »