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Convergent Design Odyssey Now Oversamples HD Recordings

As promised, Convergent Design this week released a new firmware update for its Odyssey line of monitor/recorders that adds Apple ProRes 422 and 422 (LT) to the recording options at resolutions up to 4K/UHD 30p or 2K 60p.  Equally intriguing is a … more »

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Boris FX To Preview BCC 10, Mocha Pro 5 and More at NAB

Boris FX will unveil new versions of Boris Continuum Complete and Imagineer Systems' Mocha Pro at NAB next month. Although Imagineer continues to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Boris FX, the two development teams have been working together since Boris … more »

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FOR-A Is Bringing Lighter FT-ONE-S Super-High-Speed 4K Cam to NAB

FOR-A said NAB 2015 will be the American debut of the forthcoming FT-ONE-S, a smaller and lighter version of the 4K variable-frame-rate camera it launched in 2012. The FT-ONE-S will match its predecessor in many regards, but it falls short of … more »

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Nvidia Updates Quadro GPU Line, Reveals Iray Plug-in

Nvidia announced new graphics hardware and software at its GPU Technology Conference this week, including the new Quadro M6000 graphics card and a plug-in version of its Iray renderer.  The new leader of the Quadro line-up is the M6000, which … more »

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Review: Lowel Prime Location LED

How things have changed at Lowel. In the prehistoric age of my youth, circa 1970, the highly portable featherlight Lowel kit was a key part of every itinerant shooter’s travel package. The thin aluminum brackets and barndoors were fragile and … more »

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ARRI Alexa SXT to Record Both UHD and 4K to ProRes Files

Borrowing electronics from the new Alexa 65, the next generation of ARRI's Alexa camera will record both ProRes 4K UHD (3840×2160) and ProRes 4K Cine (4096×2637) in camera. The new Alexa SXT EV, SXT Plus and SXT Studio camera models … more »

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Sony Announces PMW-PZ1 4K SxS Player

Sony announced a new 4K SxS memory player, the PMW-PZ1, designed to make it easier to review 4K (or HD) footage on set or in post-production. The PZ1 plays 4K at frame rates ranging from 24p to 60p in XAVC … more »

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Promise Technology Debuts Scale-Out Storage Products

Promise Technology is making a big push into big-data applications with its new VSky A-Series of scale-out storage hardware designed to expand easily into the multiple-PB range. The VSky launch line-up consists of just two products. The A1100 is a 1U … more »

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Avid Says ISIS Shared Storage Fully Supports Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Avid and Adobe are rivals when it comes to NLE software, but Avid says the two companies are working together to ensure that Adobe Premiere Pro CC is fully supported by Avid's shared-storage systems. The announcement means that editing workstations … more »

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The Latest Stock Options: Chroma Key Background Plates

If you've spent any time searching online for budget-friendly background plates from the usual stock footage suspects, you know how tough it can be to find plates that look believable in comps with any number of talking heads shot on green screen. A … more »