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Virtual Reality Gets Real at SMPTE 2015 Technical Conference

Although virtual reality is barely in evidence in the consumer marketplace, SMPTE deemed it important enough to devote the entire first day of its annual conference, held in Hollywood last week, to it.  As an assembly of film and television … more »

SMPTE 2015 Examines OTT Delivery, Preservation Issues

SMPTE is always looking forward and backward — forward to new technology and backward to restore and archive existing, ever-more-valuable assets. SMPTE 2015 was no exception. The Wild West at SMPTE 2015 was over-the-top TV delivery, or OTT.  “Metadata is the goal of OTT,” said … more »

RE:Vision Effects Releases DE:Flicker for More Platforms

RE:Vision Effects released two new versions of its DE:Flicker tool for reducing flicker and artifacts in high-frame-rate and time-lapse video. One of the new releases works with The Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Design Fusion, Assimlate Scratch, and Digital Vision Nucoda. The … more »


Red Giant Releases Trapcode Tao in Newest Suite Update

Red Giant introduced Trapcode Tao, a new GPU-accelerated procedural 3D geometry creation tool, as part of Trapcode Suite 13. "With Trapcode Tao, we're bringing the ability to generate amazing, procedurally generated 3D ribbons and geometric shapes to After Effects," said … more »


Q&A: Imation’s Eric Lomascolo on Storage Trends in Media and Entertainment

Imation made a serious play for the media and entertainment market earlier this year, when it announced that its new Nexsan NST2000 would begin shipping at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The NST2000 is "purpose built" for customers in … more »


Quantum Announces Converged Xcellis Workflow Storage Architecture

Quantum simplified things considerably for customers this week, with the announcement of the new Xcellis workflow storage system, which manages SAN, NAS, and distributed LAN client connections — and consolidates its line of disparate StorNext Pro appliances into just a few matching … more »


Shotgun Releases Version 6.3

Shotgun Software made good on its SIGGRAPH promise, releasing v6.3 of its software this week. Shotgun 6.3 is a free upgrade for all subscribers. StudioDaily outlined the new feature set, which emphasizes refined tools for collaboration, review and approval, in our SIGGRAPH coverage back … more »


Leica SL: Another Option for Lightweight, Mirrorless 4K

Leica has introduced the Leica SL, a full-frame, autofocus camera that shoots 4K video internally and outputs a 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI 1.4 signal with timecode. While the new camera has many features that make it appealing to professional still photographers, the video options … more »

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Rampant Design Ramps Up Mograph Style Libraries

Motion graphics artists and editors just got another suite of time-saving QuickTime elements to drop into their timelines from the folks at Rampant Design. The company has released Rampant Motion Graphics for Editors v1 and v2, a packed set of … more »


Quieter on the Set! Go Bluetooth with the Litepanels Astra 1×1 E

One look around these days and it’s easy to see. Bluetooth is everywhere — in our cars, smartphones, home security systems, and water sprinklers. More and more, many of us are operating our cameras and tweaking the camera menus via Bluetooth and … more »