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Roundabout Entertainment on Working in 4K, HDR Media, and Next-Generation Displays

Burbank post facility Roundabout Entertainment has a head start on mastering for HDR — it's been working in HDR for more than a year, going so far as to develop a proprietary QC system for HDR media. Amazon, which streams … more »

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Video over IP: ASPEN Community and AIMS Air Competing Proposals

At NAB last year, Evertz proposed a new transport format for sending uncompressed video over IP networks. It was called ASPEN, an acronym for Adaptive Sample Picture Encapsulation. Evertz rallied industry leaders behind the idea. By September, a small army of companies including … more »

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Signiant CTO Ian Hamilton on the Cloud, Big Media Files, and Other NAB Trends

As global workflows become the norm, especially at larger creative facilities, accelerated file transfer is becoming a crucial factor in optimizing workflow — sharing files on a cross-country basis, or moving them about on an intercontinental scale. That's good news … more »

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Panasonic Premieres Compact VariCam LT

Panasonic’s VariCam 35 was released to great acclaim in 2014, updating Panasonic’s flagship camera system for digital motion picture production. The VariCam 35 contains a Super 35mm-sized sensor and captures up to 120 fps 4K and raw 4K to a compatible Codex recorder. … more »

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Studio’s Top 10 Stories of 2015

It's always interesting to run the numbers and see which articles resonated the most with StudioDaily's readers over the course of a calendar year — especially when the stories that rise to the top aren't necessarily what you'd expect. This year's … more »

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Retina: Making It On Your Own

In filmmaker Carlos Ferrer’s new thriller, Retina, a young woman signs on for a medical study and winds up being injected with a microchip aimed at programming her for a terrorist attack. It’s a riveting story, but what’s really caught … more »

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Cutting-Edge VR Projects Get Spotlight at SIGGRAPH

"It's really hard to look cool wearing a HMD," Mark Mine said at SIGGRAPH this week. Addressing an overflow crowd at "Virtual Reality: Creating at the Edge," a Tuesday-afternoon talk, he was summarizing some of the issues facing VR today, and that … more »

10 Ways to Save Money by Data-Mining Your Render Farm

Few pundits in the business know more about VFX pipelines than Troy Brooks. A former head of studio at Digital Domain in Vancouver, Brooks was for more than seven years the CEO of render-farm management software maker Pipeline FX as … more »

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Studio Special Report: The State of the Art in Drone Technology

With the ubiquity of camera-carrying drones at trade shows like CES and NAB, the question doesn't seem to be whether the drone industry is set to become huge, but how huge it will become, and how long it will take to … more »

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Cinematographer Rob Hardy, BSC, on Ex Machina

Director and screenwriter Alex Garland's exquisite corpse of a film, Ex Machina, assembles its shape-shifting images and fluid perspectives with the deft hand of a talented novelist-turned-filmmaker. Produced by DNA Films/A24 Films, Garland's directorial debut tells the story of a reclusive tech CEO … more »