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ARRI’s Amira Gets 4K Ultra HD ProRes Recording Option

The market for 4K cinematography is about to get more interesting, with news that the ARRI Amira will soon allow users to record ProRes codecs to CFast 2.0 cards in UHD (3840×2160) resolution and at up to 60 fps. No, … more »

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Working with 12 Years of Footage for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

Shot a few days at a time in once-a-year installments from 2002 to 2013, director Richard Linklater's Boyhood, currently in release through IFC films, has an intimate scope that sets it apart. Because Linklater assembled a core group of actors who … more »

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ProMax Upgrades Workstation Line-Up to Max of 24 Cores

ProMax has updated its workstation line-up with a high-end system aimed at VFX and finishing that offers 24 cores of processing power. In its base configuration, the new top-of-the-line ProMax One+ Windows 8.1 Pro workstation is built around two 12-core … more »

Convergent Design Updates Odyssey7/7Q Firmware

Convergent Design has released a new firmware update for its Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q, versatile OLED monitors that double as recording devices. New features enabled in both models via firmware v2.11.110 include new higher framerates for Apple ProRes 422 HQ recording … more »

Analysts, VFX Leaders See Virtualization As Driving Force in CG Industry

Remote graphics and virtualization technology is set to be the next driving force in the VFX industry, according to projections presented by research firm Jon Peddie Research (JPR) at a press briefing at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver last week. JPR President … more »

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Academy Releases Shortlist of Sci-Tech Oscar Candidates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its annual list of achievements that will be considered for the next round of awards from its Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. The Academy publishes the list in August every … more »

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1 Beyond Announces ThunderTape 2 LTO-6 Drive with Second Bay

1 Beyond said its new ThunderTape 2 Thunderbolt-connected LTO-6 tape drive includes a second device bay for a second LTO drive, a high-performance SAS disk, a 1 Beyond GoHDCart disk cartridge, or a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD RAID. The original … more »

Method Studios Is Looking to Build a Better Previs Workflow

Method Studios President Marc Weigert said his company is working with Autodesk on a new initiative that could dramatically reduce the cost of previsualization for an entire feature film. Weigert, a production and VFX veteran who was named president of … more »

Ftrack Previews Version 3 at SIGGRAPH

Ftrack has brought an early version 3.0 of its VFX and animation project management platform to SIGGRAPH. The company has its eye on collaborative workflow, and is previewing deeper pipeline integration and more interoperability with Thinkbox Deadline, Imagineer Mocha and … more »

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Autodesk Unveils Shotgun Review for iPhone, Shotgun Desktop, Mari Support

Autodesk this morning announced two upgrades to Max and Maya as well as a slate of new features for Shotgun, which the company acquired in June. At a press briefing, Shotgun Software co-founder and CEO Don Parker said he saw … more »