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Research Triangle Software CryptoStick

When you're working with high-end entertainment content, you can never be too careful, right? For the paranoid among us, Research Triangle Software - which supplies products to the U.S. Army and more »

Scaling Workflow From TV to 2K

What does a young visual effects studio specializing in episodic television and commercials do when offered the effects lead on a feature film? "We had to grow up," says Zoic Studios co-founder Loni more »

Avid Xpress Pro HD

As computer systems become faster and cheaper, software editing systems continue their NLE market domination. Avid is keeping its rivalry with Apple Computer going with Xpress Pro HD... more »

Q&A: DP/director Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett recently ran the new ARRI Master Prime lenses through their paces during a challenging, four-day shoot for American Suzuki Motor Corporation more »

2D Tracking: What to Do When You Need It Yesterday

Nice Hat Productions (Atlanta, GA) had two weeks to create four two-minute vignettes highlighting a prototype cell phone. Captured with a handheld camera, the four vignettes depict an intricate choreography more »

Softimage|Face Robot

Avid ups the realism ante with Softimage|Face Robot , its upcoming facial animation technology. Face Robot will allow 3D artists to achieve lifelike facial animation for high-end film and post projects more »

HDV Done Right

The emergence of the HDV format, offering high-definition quality video on a MiniDV cassette, has enabled a number of exciting new applications for video professionals who couldn't afford the high cost of more »

Reality Check

Shooting good reality TV is all about thinking on your feet. The state of the art is sharp SD imagery, handheld shooting and guerilla-style production. Catch your breath whenever you can, because if equipment goes down or a cast member acts up, your careful plans will all unravel. more »

Medialon Audio Server

The new Medialon Audio Server (MAS) system offers complete control of multiple audio tracks and integrates with Medialon Manager control software. Each of its 24 to 96 independent channels can be more »

Sony Upgrades XDCAM to HD

Sony's first three XDCAM HD products, the PDW-F330 camcorder and the PDW-F30 and F70 decks, will not ship in volume until the second quarter of 2006. more »