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GB Labs Debuts 4K On-Set Production System

GB Labs (Reading, UK) is debuting the 4K Duo On-Set, a location production system aimed at ingest, storage and back-up for Ultra HD productions.  Loaded with two SSD card readers and two LTO-6 tape drives, the system is built around … more »

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ARRI Announces 3.2K Alexa Format for High-Quality UHD Upscales

ARRI continued to expand its 4K acquisition strategy this week with the announcement of ProRes 3.2K, a new Alexa recording format designed to allow easy, high-quality upsampling to UHD (3840×2160) resolution in post. The new format, conceived for television shows … more »

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Cinemartin Releases Denoiser Noise/Grain Reduction Software

Cinemartin released Denoiser, a new standalone application for noise-reduction and grain removal. The company said the software is designed to scrub noise from footage captured with DSLRs, slower lenses, and in low-light environments. Supported input formats include AVI, MPEG, WMV, … more »

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LaCie Ships 8big Rack System with 48 TB in 1RU over Thunderbolt

LaCie shipped the 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 storage system originally announced at NAB. Using eight of Seagate's new 6 TB hard disks, the system provides up to 48 TB of storage capacity at speeds of up to 1330 MB/sec over … more »

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Review: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Coming from the world of ENG/EFP, I was excited to finally get my hands on a 4K digital cinema camera that was made for motion pictures — not like still photography DSLRs that shoot beautiful video at the expense of … more »

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ARRI’s Amira Gets 4K Ultra HD ProRes Recording Option

The market for 4K cinematography is about to get more interesting, with news that the ARRI Amira will soon allow users to record ProRes codecs to CFast 2.0 cards in UHD (3840×2160) resolution and at up to 60 fps. No, … more »

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Working with 12 Years of Footage for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

Shot a few days at a time in once-a-year installments from 2002 to 2013, director Richard Linklater's Boyhood, currently in release through IFC films, has an intimate scope that sets it apart. Because Linklater assembled a core group of actors who … more »

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ProMax Upgrades Workstation Line-Up to Max of 24 Cores

ProMax has updated its workstation line-up with a high-end system aimed at VFX and finishing that offers 24 cores of processing power. In its base configuration, the new top-of-the-line ProMax One+ Windows 8.1 Pro workstation is built around two 12-core … more »

Convergent Design Updates Odyssey7/7Q Firmware

Convergent Design has released a new firmware update for its Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q, versatile OLED monitors that double as recording devices. New features enabled in both models via firmware v2.11.110 include new higher framerates for Apple ProRes 422 HQ recording … more »

Analysts, VFX Leaders See Virtualization As Driving Force in CG Industry

Remote graphics and virtualization technology is set to be the next driving force in the VFX industry, according to projections presented by research firm Jon Peddie Research (JPR) at a press briefing at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver last week. JPR President … more »