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Colorist Stephen Nakamura on Grading Tomorrowland in HDR

Want to see the Dolby Vision HDR format in action? You can check it out at the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, where Disney's Tomorrowland—the first film graded for Dolby Vision—is enjoying a four-week run. AMC has the system installed … more »

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Sony A7s, Atomos Shogun Capture VFX Elements for Stargate Studios

For ambitious TV programming, Stargate Studios is one of Hollywood's go-to VFX facilities. The company was founded in 1989 by Sam Nicholson (pictured, top), a cinematographer and special visual effects supervisor who got his feature-film start building kinetic lighting effects for … more »

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Cine Gear Expo to Take Attendees from Super 8 to Ultra Panavision 70

NAB may be the biggest show of the year, but for Hollywood-based cinematographers who don't have the time or inclination to make it out to the desert for that three-ring circus, Cine Gear Expo is a local lifeline—a friendly, manageable show … more »

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Convergent Design Adds 3D LUT Support in New Odyssey Firmware

Convergent Design announced the release of the latest firmware for the Odyssey line of monitor/recorders, including custom 3D LUTs. Firmware version 2015.5 now supports up to 140 user-loadable 3D LUTs for monitoring on the Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+. The LUTs … more »

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Sony Announces Sub-$2,000 Super 16 HXR-NX100 Camcorder

Sony announced the HXR-NX100, a new camcorder with a one-inch 20-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor type—about the same size as a Super 16mm film frame—aimed at corporate, documentary, and event production. The sensor is designed for low-light acquisition at a minimum … more »

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Review: Sony PXW-FS7 4K Camcorder

A camera system is only as good as its optics. That's long been one of the truisms of our profession as filmmakers and shooters. While computational photography in devices like the iPhone has obviated the need in many applications for … more »

GoPro Is Developing Its Own Drones, VR Camera Rigs

GoPro—the company that dominated the market for tiny action cams by figuring out how to make them nearly ubiquitous—is getting ready to sell its own drones. The news, which was confirmed yesterday by GoPro CEO Nick Woodman at Re/Code's Code … more »

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Keep Me Posted on Better Call Saul‘s SSD-Enabled 4K Workflow

When the producers of Better Call Saul came calling, they posed an interesting challenge for creative finishing house Keep Me Posted (KMP). Better Call Saul would break with tradition in a number of ways. Unlike its predecessor series, Breaking Bad, … more »

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Scanline VFX Relocates Data Centers to Internap in Los Angeles

Scanline VFX has opted to sign on with data-center operator Internap, which will manage the powerful render farms that handle Scanline's data-intensive renders and simulations at a colocated facility in Los Angeles. Scanline had previously operated its own data centers in four different … more »

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What’s New in Apple’s 15-Inch MacBook Pro?

Apple has upgraded the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. What's new on the outside and under the hood? One thing that's not new is the processor architecture. Apple has reportedly once again used Intel Haswell CPUs, owing to delayed … more »