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Bling Digital on Fast Indie Workflow for Sundance Fave Whiplash

Last year, writer-director Damien Chazelle’s short film “Whiplash,” a drama about the relationship between a young jazz drummer and his intimidating music teacher, won the shorts competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Based on that success, Chazelle, along with producers … more »

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Freefly Systems Ships MoVI M5 Stabilizer with Five-Pound Payload

Freefly Systems said it is now shipping its MoVI M5 handheld camera stabilizer that supports up to a five-pound camera-and-lens payload. That means the $4,995 MoVI will soon be smoothing the moves of operators wielding cameras like the Canon 5DK, … more »

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Odyssey7Q Monitor/Recorder Now Supports ProRes

Convergent Design added ProRes 422 (HQ) to the Odyssey7Q monitor and compressed recorder with a firmware release yesterday, along with 4K raw recording from the Sony FS700 camera at up to 60p.  The 7Q can record and playback 1920×1080 ProRes … more »

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ARRI Alexa Update Adds 96fps DNxHD Support

ARRI released version 9.1 of the Alexa "software update packet" this week, adding DNxHD frame rates of up to 96fps to Alexa XT cameras as well as to Alexa Classic cameras with the XR Module upgrade. Exactly how fast you … more »

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Autodesk Details 2015 Releases of 3D Animation Tools

Autodesk said the new versions of 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, and Softimage, along with the 2015 Entertainment Creation Suite, will be released on April 14. "Our strongest releases in many years, the 2015 versions put more creative power back … more »

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Assimilate Scratch 8 Gets Licensed ProRes Encoding in Windows

Assimilate is bringing Apple ProRes to Windows with the new versions of its digital dailies workflow and DI tools. With today's release of v8 of Scratch and Scratch Lab, users can encode ProRes deliverables on PCs running Windows 7 and … more »

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Review: Canon EOS 6D DSLR

As a non-professional still photographer, my opinion is that the Canon 6D takes great still photos. That will conclude the still-photography portion of this review. Since this is StudioDaily, I will now consider the Canon 6D strictly as a video … more »

Sony F5 and F55 to Get ProRes and DNxHD via Hardware Upgrade

Sony announced plans to make its F5 and F55 cameras a little more flexible yesterday, promising a future hardware upgrade that would add support for both ProRes and DNxHD codecs. In posting the news to the company's F5/F55 online community, … more »

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Red Giant Launches Cloud-Based Universe Platform

The latest cloud-based subscription model for video and VFX tools arrives from Red Giant, which just launched its Universe platform. Membership in Universe, described by Red Giant as a "community" of editors, VFX artists, and motion designers, is free, although … more »

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Review: HP Z230 Workstation

Choosing the right workstation can be tricky, especially for digital media. In theory, you want the fastest model that’s available. In reality, you have to consider cost (well-equipped workstations aren’t cheap), expandability (it should be able to grow along with … more »