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Panasas Scales Up the Scale-Out NAS with ActiveStor 18

Storage vendor Panasas put more power into its push into the media and entertainment market today with the announcement of the new ActiveStor 18 scale-out NAS appliance. The key specs for the ActiveStor 18 are scalability and storage density. With … more »

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JVC Ugrades ProHD Firmware for Four Camcorders

JVC announced new free firmware updates for models in its ProHD streaming camcorder line, including a new 12 Mbps mode targeted at streaming across closed networks. Version 4.0 firmware for the GY-HM650 and version 2.0 firmware for the GY-HM850 (pictured, top) … more »

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Pixar’s RenderMan Software Speeds Up Ray-Tracing Results

Pixar released version 20 of its RenderMan software, introducing a new noise-reduction technology designed to more efficiently deal with artifacts created by physically based ray tracers. The company said the new denoising system has allowed a "massive" reduction in the … more »

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Review: Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K

About three years ago I reviewed the Blackmagic Design ATEM TV Studio for another publication, and was astounded that you could get a full 1080i HD live production switcher for under $1,000. Since I did that review, my clients have been … more »

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What’s New in Avid Media Composer 8.4? Up to 8K Editing.

Avid Media Composer 8.4 sweetens the deal for high-resolution workflow, allowing users to work in custom resolutions all the way up to 8K. Avid said the new version of Media Composer also improved real-time playback for other codecs. Sony XAVC-I … more »

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RV’s LatLong Viewer Built by The Mill for 360-Degree Review and Approval

Shotgun announced new details of the experimental LatLong Viewer, a custom VR Shader included in version 6.2 of Shotgun RV. It turns out that the LatLong Viewer was developed at The Mill, which needed a review and approval solution for 360-degree … more »

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New VariCams Get Modular as Panasonic Ships Extension Unit

Panasonic has begun shipping a five-meter extension unit for the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS camera/recorders that will finally allow users to take advantage of the new VariCams' modular design, separating the camera head from the recorder. The company said … more »

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Tiny GoPro Session Is the New Ultralight HD Crash Cam

GoPro announced a tiny new model, the Hero4 Session, that it calls its smallest and lightest HD camera to date. Here's a trail-riding, snow-shredding, BASE-jumping, fist-bumping, bikini-rocking demo video from the folks at GoPro. It captures 1080p video at up to … more »

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CineSync Tightens Shotgun Integration for New v3.6

Cospective CineSync has taken its Shotgun integration a step further, building a portal dedicated to Shotgun's production tracking, review and asset management system directly into CineSync. The new integration went into private beta after this year's NAB, and is included … more »

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Convergent Design Cuts SSD Media Prices

Effective today, Convergent Design cut the price of its Odyssey SSDs by between 37% and 43%. The move is designed to lower the cost of operation for the company's Odyssey7, 7Q and 7Q+ monitor/recorders. Also, the Odyssey7Q+ now ships with … more »