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Watch Video: Alexa 65 Footage Debuts in Mission: Impossible 5

Camera buffs will have their first chance to check out footage from the ARRI Alexa 65 in the real world this weekend, when an underwater sequence captured with the new large-format camera system hits movie theater screens as part of Mission: Impossible — … more »

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BenQ Ships New 4K UHD Display

BenQ shipped the BL2711U, a new 27-inch UHD (3840×2160) "design monitor" aimed at video editors, animators, graphic artists and the CAD/CAM market.  The 10-bit IPS panel fully supports both sRGB and Rec.709 color. (It makes no claims about the next-generation Rec.2020 … more »

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Review: Panavision Panascout

For a filmmaker, having good locations is winning half the battle for capturing eye-catching visuals. Although different departments might not admit it, great locations can greatly enhance your production design and sometimes even your cinematography. Due to the proliferation of … more »

SIGGRAPH Embraces Immersive Content with First VR Village

SIGGRAPH's new VR Village is ground zero for immersive content, providing a "360-degree immersion dome" for demonstrating virtual realitry, augmented reality, and full-dome cinema content. "For the debut of SIGGRAPH's VR Village, my co-chair Denise Quesnel and I wanted to … more »

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.1 for Maya

Chaos Group has released V-Ray 3.1 for Maya, with a new feature slate including compatibility with Maya 2016. The new software boasts a variety of V-Ray RT GPU enhancements, including support for hair and fur, subsurface scattering, displacement and subdivision … more »

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Vicon Vantage Mocap Cameras Will Make U.S. Debut at SIGGRAPH

Vicon said its new flagship camera platform, Vicon Vantage, will make its U.S. debut next month at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles. Vicon's new Control app runs on tablets and smartphones. The new system features new sensor technology that provides … more »

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Allegorithmic Announces New Platform for Sharing Meshes, Shaders, other Materials

Allegorithmic announced Substance Share, a new free material-exchange platform allowing artists to share substances, meshes, shaders, smart materials, and mesh-adaptive presets. Allegorithmic's Substance products are widely used by game designers for creating and painting textures, but the company has seen some … 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 »

Canon Cine Servo 50-1000mm lens

Review: Canon 50–1000mm T5.0–8.9 Ultra Telephoto Zoom

It is in the nature of shooters—and human beings in general, I suppose—that we don’t like compromises. We want everything, and that demanding attitude (as unrealistic as it may be) seems to apply particularly to our lenses. For reasons of convenience … more »

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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12 Enters Public Beta

Blackmagic Design today announced that a public beta version of DaVinci Resolve 12, introduced at NAB 2015, is available for download.  The company also announced a name change, dropping the "Lite" descriptor entirely. "This is because there is nothing 'lite' about … more »