The latest version of Softimage|XSI 3D digital character and visual effects software, announced during SIGGRAPH last month, has been rebuilt to take full advantage of both multi-processor and multi-core 32- and new 64-bit platforms.
Redrock M2 lens adapter
Redrock Microsystems, LLC, makes cinema accessories for indie filmmakers on a budget. Its new M2, a prosumer-priced 35mm cinema lens adapter
Macromedia Studio 8
Web video never seemed so sweet. Macromedia is set to release Studio 8, which brings together the latest releases of Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Fireworks, Contribute and FlashPaper.
Issues: Projectors for All
I first started covering the portable projector industry back in 1991, which seems like a lifetime ago. It was big news when Epson and InFocus announced 640 x 480 front LCD projectors in late 1993 for about
LaCie Biggest S2S
LaCie offers a new five-bay RAID tower geared toward video editors, boasting capacity of up to 2.5 TB and sustained transfer rates of 187 MB/s. The system comes bundled with LaCie's SATA II 3 Gb/s PCI-X Card
Iridas SpeedGrade OnSet
Iridas brings the front end of its SpeedGrade system to the laptop with SpeedGrade OnSet for Mac and Windows. A DP can load up an image, then use SpeedGrade tools to manipulate it. Looks are
InnoView ( Nieuwegein, the Netherlands) introduced the Artech Digital Stop Motion System, which it claims produces moving images at 4K resolution for time-lapse and stop-motion applications. The Artech uses a
If you saw The Island, this summer's big-budget sci-fi/action adventure from director Michael Bay and DreamWorks, you've seen the current state of the art in digital finishing.
Disc Makers MicroUltra
Disc Makers (Pennsauken, NJ) says this sporty model is the first automated DVD duplicator available for less than $1000. The catch
Menace in Motion in ABC’s The Night Stalker
Because of the subject matter - a reporter investigates mysterious, nocturnal crimes - it was essential for DP Clark Mathis to make the night come alive in ABC's new series The Night Stalker.