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Review: GoPro Hero 4 Black

GoPro exploded on the video production scene about five years ago. The ubiquitous action cams are seen everywhere in production, sports, reality shows, and even some feature films. They are worn by police and military to document their work in the … more »

Studio Suite Xi Adds High-Speed Transfer and Video-Delivery Service Options

The latest update to AlterMedia's Studio Suite Xi will integrate the production-management software with the Aspera and FileCatalyst file-transfer technologies, as well as enable direct delivery to Facebook, YouTube and Wistia platforms. To enable the new features, users will use the "API Setup" screen … more »

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Autodesk, Microsoft Hook Up on 3D Printing and VR Initiatives

In a development that Autodesk said would simplify the 3D-printing process, the company announced that its Spark 3D printing software will be embedded in Microsoft Windows 10. The Spark APIs will be made available for free to Windows developers, and Autodesk is … more »

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StudioDaily Dossier: Ex Machina Production, Post and VFX

Mini distributor A24 broke new ground this weekend, earning a company-record $5.44 million from the semi-wide release (under 1,300 theaters) of the new science-fiction drama Ex Machina. The directorial debut of Alex Garland, well-known for screenplays including 28 Days Later, Sunshine, … more »

Q&A: Sean Mullen, Rampant Design Tools

Founded in 2010, the Rampant Design Tools effects library has come on strong over the last two years. In 2013, the company opened a studio space in Orlando, FL, where founder Sean Mullen creates drag-and-drop effects as QuickTime (Apple ProRes) elements using … more »

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Review: LaCie Rugged RAID

When you're working in the field, your kit represents a balancing act between speed, reliability, and portability. You probably don't want to drag an expensive and heavy four-bay or eight-bay RAID on location unless you really need blistering speed or … more »

NAB Video Coverage: 10 Hotspots for Cinematographers

Nobody can see everything at NAB, and there was plenty of innovative new production gear to miss at this year's show. Blackmagic Design grabbed the spotlight with the most new camera introductions, AJA stayed the course with the now-shipping Cion, … more »

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Focus Assist Gets Smarter with New Scene-Mapping Tools on the Way

Focus-pulling may be about to get a lot more interesting as new systems come on the market that promise to automate some of the most precise, grace-under-pressure focus adjustments required during a shoot, while still giving the human operator complete … more »

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Aframe Advances Cloud-Collaboration Strategy with Adobe Anywhere

Aframe has stepped up with new integration with the Adobe Anywhere platform, reducing the initial investment required to set up real-time remote collaboration with Adobe's networked workflow platform. Because the storage infrastructure is maintained in Aframe's private cloud, with data … more »

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Small Tree Introduces Titanium Z NL Nearline Backup Servers for Editors

Small Tree came to NAB this year with its new TitaniumZ NL ethernet-based nearline shared-storage servers, part of the fifth generation of its storage line. Designed as an integrated back-up system for video editing pipelines, the NL shares the same … more »