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Five Reasons Sony Is Getting into the Drone Business

Sony is starting a drone company—but it's probably not the kind you're thinking. Rather than launching a line of airborne camera platforms to compete with offerings from DJI and 3D Robotics, Sony is offering services that rely on airborne imaging … more »

Disney’s Leon Silverman to Get HPA Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime Hollywood post fixture Leon Silverman—a founder of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) and president since the group's inception in 2002—is receiving the HPA's Lifetime Achievement Award this year. Silverman will accept the award at HPA's annual awards gala, scheduled for … more »

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Five Questions with Philly’s Shake Audio Post at MilkBoy

Philadelphia has a new audio post-production option with the opening of Shake Audio Post at MilkBoy. MilkBoy the Studio founders Tommy Joyner and Jamie Lokoff brought sound designer Mark Schultz, CAS, formerly of Post Perfect and Suite Spots Studios, on board … more »

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Game of Thrones Leads 67th Emmy Nominations

HBO proved that Game of Thrones is as popular inside the industry as it is with home viewers, logging no fewer than 24 Primetime Emmy nominations in today's announcement. Game of Thrones is known for its brutal violence, large-scale action, and defiance of audience expectations, … more »

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Cinesite Merges with Image Engine

Making good on a promise of international expansion after its 2012 purchase by British private equity firm Endless [see our previous coverage], VFX and animation industry mainstay Cinesite has merged with Vancouver's Image Engine. The deal brings the total worldwide headcount … more »

Analyst Says DSLRs Are On Their Way Out for Pro Video Shooters

The use of DSLRs by pro video shooters in Europe and the U.S. is on a steep decline, according to a new report from Luton, U.K.-based research firm Futuresource Consulting. Analyst Nicky Price observes in the company's Convergence in Pro … more »

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Schneider-Kreuznach Restructures, Scraps Planned MFT Lenses

Schneider Optics parent company Schneider-Kreuznach announced a restructuring that adds a new precision engineering division alongside the company's existing film and photo and imaging system business segments. Among the casualties of the reorganization are plans for the company to produce … more »

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Panavision Announces “Major” Debt Reduction in Recapitalization

Panavision got a new lease on life this month, as creditors agreed to convert most of the company's long-term debt into common stock. The company said the recapitalization represented a "major reduction" in its debt that would give it the necessary … more »

Quantel/Snell Survey Sees a Slow Transition to 4K, IP Video

Even as Quantel said it was shipping its first 8K finishing system, Quantel and Snell released results from an international survey indicating that transitions to next-generation technology like 4K and video-over-IP are expected to happen slowly. Of more than 1,000 respondents, … more »

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Worldwide 3D Box Office Roars to Life with Jurassic World

3D is alive and well in international markets, with Jurassic World earning about 65 percent of its box-office take outside the U.S. from 3D screenings, according to RealD, which provides its RealD Cinema Systems and 3D glasses to movie theaters worldwide. … more »