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G-Technology Adds Studio RAIDs with 6 TB Drives, Thunderbolt 2

G-Technology announced the new G-Speed Studio and G-RAID Studio, Thunderbolt 2 storage devices using 7200 RPM hard drives with capacities of up to 6 TB.  The G-Speed Studio is a four-bay hardware RAID enclosure with claimed sustained transfer rates of … more »

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Tektronix Says Existing WFM8300 Waveform Monitor Will Be 4K-Capable with Upgrade

Tektronix said its WFM8300 waveform monitor will be upgradeable to UHD (3840×2160). The company didn't officially announce pricing or availability of the upgrade, but said it wanted to have a technology demonstration of the 4K capabilities at NAB in order … more »

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Review: Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Mic

With the popularity of shooting video with DSLRs over the last few years, a number of audio products have been introduced to make up for the DSLRs' typically lackluster audio controls and performance. There are a number of small monaural … more »

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Dolby Vision HDR System Gains Traction with SGO Mistika Support

4K was the buzzword at NAB, but even as the industry marched toward ever-higher resolution for acquisition, Dolby Laboratories was making inroads with another approach to the pixel problem — images with higher dynamic range, rather than simply higher resolution. … more »

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Review: Panasonic AG-GH4U Mirrorless 4K Camera

It shoots remarkable images at 4K resolution, records 10-bit 4:2:2 in full HD at up to 200 Mbps, captures images from 2-96 fps, offers true professional balanced audio and 3G-SDI output to an external recorder or monitor. Recording internally to … more »

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The Foundry Releases Modo 801

The Foundry released Modo 801, the latest version of the modeling, painting, animation and rendering package it acquired in its 2012 merge with Luxology.  The newest Modo introduces node-based texturing, improved dynamics for creating realistic destruction animation, improved scattering tools, … more »

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So You Think 4K and 8K Look Good? Behold This 18K Camera Platform

4K was all the rage at NAB, but that's hardly the ceiling for resolution, even in the near future. Even at NAB, you could see 8K acquisition in the Astrodesign and NHK booths, and you may have been wondering, then, … more »

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Maxon, Side Effects Software Working on Houdini Engine Plug-in for C4D

As the annual FMX animation and effects conference got under way yesterday in Stuttgart, Germany, Maxon said it will partner with Side Effects Software to develop a Houdini Engine plug-in for Cinema 4D. The plug-in will give C4D artists direct … more »

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Grass Valley Offers Free Copies of Edius Pro 7 to Canon C100 Buyers

Through August 31 in North America (and until December 31 elsewhere) Canon and Grass Valley are offering a free download of Grass Valley's Edius Pro 7 NLE to purchasers of a Canon EOS C100 digital cinema camera. The promotion is … more »

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Autodesk Flame Gets Overhaul for End-to-End 4K Workflows

Autodesk has debuted a much more flexible Flame, as well as two new companion versions of the visual effects and finishing system that are only available to Flame Premium customers. Flame 2015's improvements will not only let artists work in … more »