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Get Ready to Geek Out at Cine Gear Expo 2014

The exhibits at Cine Gear Expo, an expansive annual showcase for the best in production gear and accessories, open at 5 p.m. PT this afternoon at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood and continue tomorrow (Saturday). If you're going, you … more »

Storage Q&A: Small Tree’s Steve Modica on Disk Fragmentation

Disk fragmentation is a common issue when it comes to storage — especially if the quantity of media you need to keep on spinning disk is approaching the capacity of the storage volumes you have available. Fortunately, fragmentation can be … more »

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Review: Dell Precision M3800 Workstation

When Apple announced the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display back in June 2012, a lot of people wondered if there would ever be a similar PC-based version. Apparently, Dell got the message. The company has launched a mobile workstation … more »

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Review: Digital Anarchy Flicker Free

Whether you’re shooting abroad with a 60 Hz camera in a 50 Hz country, capturing time-lapse with a DSLR, or shooting fast or slow motion, chances are you’ve confronted the flicker menace. Of course, shooters have always faced the risk … more »

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Pixar Revamps RenderMan, Offers Free Non-Commercial License

Pixar Animation Studios has announced a "generational shift" in RenderMan, which will debut a new framework, the RenderMan Integrator System (RIS), in the latest version scheduled for release at SIGGRAPH. Pixar described RIS as a "modular rendering architecture" that optimizes … more »

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Prime Profile: Light Iron

From the day StudioDaily Prime Award winner Light Iron opened its doors in 2009, the post-production facility has been an unabashed trailblazer. The same can be said of its co-founder, Michael Cioni, whose prescient and clear vision of a file-based future … more »

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Cinedeck Takes Its Simplified 4K Workflow Demos on the Road

As the camera choices for acquiring 4K images continue to expand, capturing and processing that data for multiple deliverables becomes an increasingly critical part of the process. Next week in L.A., Cinedeck—with partners Sony, Adobe and Facilis—will demonstrate a simplified … more »

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Review: Adorama Flashpoint Production Matte Box System II

The performance of any lens is diminished dramatically by stray light striking the front element at an oblique angle. The off-axis rays may be reflected internally and bounced off multiple elements, which increases flare and lowers contrast and resolution. Screw-in … more »

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Preview: Cine Gear Expo 2014

If you missed NAB, you still have an opportunity to see a massive amount of camera gear and lighting all in one place at the upcoming Cine Gear Expo, to be held at The Studios at Paramount. The event begins … more »

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MSE Becomes Exclusive Rep of Compact Polly Dolly

Matthews Studio Equipment said it will be the exclusive distributor of the Pollysystem Polly Dolly in the Americas and Asia. The compact camera dolly, which is designed for cameras ranging in weight from DSLRs to ARRI Alexas, debuted at NAB … more »