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Defy Gimbal Challenges the Movi at a Lower Price Point

If you were scoping out camera gear at NAB, you probably saw the Movi from Freefly. Described by early users as a revolutionary handheld camera rig, the Movi is a three-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera gimbal that keeps your camera steady … more »

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Three Common Misconceptions About Adobe’s Creative Cloud

  A bit of a firestorm erupted yesterday after Adobe announced its transition to a subscription-only model for its creative applications, which are now part of a unified Creative Cloud offering. Some of Adobe's customers complained loudly about the move, … more »

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Eight Technology Trends from NAB 2013

The buzzword at this year's NAB was "4K," and technology is pointing the way to our 4K future by increasing the speed, the capability, and the efficiency of the tools relied on by filmmakers and other content creators. Here are … more »

Boosting Creativity Is As Easy As “DPPO”

I just returned from the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas and the theme of the event was “The Changing Face of Media & Entertainment.” This topic seems particularly relevant due to the insatiable demand for content via traditional media … more »

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Ending the VFX Crisis: What Has to Happen

UPDATE: 4/17. The past two articles have garnered an unexpectedly large number of important, articulate responses from industry people. There is as much — or more — useful information in these comments as in the original blog. I ask you to … more »

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Dolby Demos the Best No-Glasses 3D Yet — But Is It Good Enough?

  If you're still thinking about buying a 3D TV in order to keep your home-theater experience up to date, don't bother. Rather, don't bother just yet — Cameron-Pace Group (CPG) joined a technology partnership with Dolby and Philips at … more »

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What Upstream Color Says About the Future of Indie Filmmaking

This isn't a movie-review blog, but I'd nonetheless like to urge everyone reading to go out and see Upstream Color if you're in New York this weekend, and to catch it when you can if you're not. That's not just … more »

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Why Rhythm & Hues? And How Do We Keep It from Happening Again?

UPDATE: 3/29/13. I'm told that I stirred up some rumors about which studio I was referring to when I mentioned that I knew of a VFX house that’s about to incur a loss on a project. I got the information from … more »

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Christie and AMC to Screen G.I. Joe: Retaliation with Laser Projection in Burbank

If you find yourself in Burbank later this month, you might want to make time for a screening of G.I. Joe: Retaliation. According to Christie, the AMC Theatres Burbank 16 multiplex will be showing the movie in stereo 3D the … more »

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How the Virtual Star of Ted Showed Up at the Oscars

The virtual star of “Ted” presented at the 2013 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, with co-star Mark Wahlberg. Credit: Universal Pictures/ Tippett Studio So how does an animated character “appear” at the Oscars? Dell Precision’s Scott Hamilton interviewed Scott Liedtka, visual … more »