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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray for Katana; Nuke and Modo Versions Enter Public Beta

After a long period of collaborative development with The Foundry, Chaos Group today said V-Ray for Katana is now available for purchase, and V-Ray for Modo and V-Ray for Nuke are in public beta. V-Ray for Nuke and V-Ray for … more »

SGO Mistika 8.2

SGO Sets August Release for Mistika 8.2, New 3D Spatial Isolation Tools

SGO scheduled availability of version 8.2 of its Mistika post-production software toolset for later this month, and said version 8.4 will be previewed at IBC in September. New features in version 8.2 include the new Spatial Isolation toolset, a set … more »

Houdini Indie

Houdini Is Now $199/Year for Indie Animators, Game Devs in ‘Incubation’

Side Effects Software is giving animators and indie game developers a break with the release of Houdini Indie, which allows them to use the company's animation and VFX toolset at a steep discount under a limited commercial license. Side Effects … more »

Dimensional Imaging Set to Debut Head-Mounted Mocap System

Scottish performance capture specialist Dimensional Imaging (DI) said it is introducing the new DI4D HMC, a head-mounted camera system for facial performance capture, at SIGGRAPH 2014. The new product will provide similar capture fidelity to the existing DI4D Pro "sit-down" … more »

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Vicon to Reveal New Round of Improvements to Cara at SIGGRAPH

Vicon's Cara facial motion-capture system is getting an upgrade this year, with new features to be shown at SIGGRAPH. Vicon is updating the CaraLive software for increased efficiency, reducing the time required for capture and post-production. Auto-exposure has been tuned … more »

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Blackmagic Design Ships DaVinci Resolve 11

Blackmagic Design shipped DaVinci Resolve 11, a free upgrade for existing customers. Introduced at NAB and in beta for the last month and a half, Resolve 11 introduces a slate of new features aimed at editors and colorists. "With over … more »

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Avid Launches New Media Composer Software

Avid released the latest version of its Media Composer Software today, adding a slew of new features on the timeline aimed at speeding up the editorial process, direct read and write of DPX file sequences, stereo 3D multicam editing, and … more »

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Sony’s PXW-X70 Is WiFi-Controllable But Needs a 4K Upgrade

Sony announced the PXW-X70, a compact, lightweight XDCAM camcorder supporting file-based XAVC, AVCHD, and DV recording. It looks to be another good, inexpensive option for newsgathering and some documentary work, as well as event videography — a field that's becoming … more »

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Footage Firm Adds Royalty-Free Stock Music to Subscription-Based Services Suite

Footage Firm, creator of the subscription-based VideoBlocks and GraphicStock premium content services, has unveiled a companion AudioBlocks stock music service aimed at professional video editors and the wider enthusiast market. VideoBlocks users—among them, many at the networks—have downloaded nearly 23 million … more »

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Blackmagic Adds Heads-Up Display to 4K Production Camera

Blackmagic Design is making good on its promise to provide more frequent firmware upgrades with today's announcement of v1.9 of its camera software, which adds a new, long-awaited "heads-up display" (HUD) to the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Users of the … more »