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Dimensional Imaging Set to Debut Head-Mounted Mocap System

Scottish performance capture specialist Dimensional Imaging (DI) said it is introducing the new DI4D HMC, a head-mounted camera system for facial performance capture, at SIGGRAPH 2014. The new product will provide similar capture fidelity to the existing DI4D Pro "sit-down" … more »

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Vicon to Reveal New Round of Improvements to Cara at SIGGRAPH

Vicon's Cara facial motion-capture system is getting an upgrade this year, with new features to be shown at SIGGRAPH. Vicon is updating the CaraLive software for increased efficiency, reducing the time required for capture and post-production. Auto-exposure has been tuned … more »

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Blackmagic Design Ships DaVinci Resolve 11

Blackmagic Design shipped DaVinci Resolve 11, a free upgrade for existing customers. Introduced at NAB and in beta for the last month and a half, Resolve 11 introduces a slate of new features aimed at editors and colorists. "With over … more »

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Avid Launches New Media Composer Software

Avid released the latest version of its Media Composer Software today, adding a slew of new features on the timeline aimed at speeding up the editorial process, direct read and write of DPX file sequences, stereo 3D multicam editing, and … more »

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Sony’s PXW-X70 Is WiFi-Controllable But Needs a 4K Upgrade

Sony announced the PXW-X70, a compact, lightweight XDCAM camcorder supporting file-based XAVC, AVCHD, and DV recording. It looks to be another good, inexpensive option for newsgathering and some documentary work, as well as event videography — a field that's becoming … more »

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Footage Firm Adds Royalty-Free Stock Music to Subscription-Based Services Suite

Footage Firm, creator of the subscription-based VideoBlocks and GraphicStock premium content services, has unveiled a companion AudioBlocks stock music service aimed at professional video editors and the wider enthusiast market. VideoBlocks users—among them, many at the networks—have downloaded nearly 23 million … more »

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Blackmagic Adds Heads-Up Display to 4K Production Camera

Blackmagic Design is making good on its promise to provide more frequent firmware upgrades with today's announcement of v1.9 of its camera software, which adds a new, long-awaited "heads-up display" (HUD) to the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Users of the … more »

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Video Tutorial: How to Set Up an ACES Workflow in Assimilate Scratch

In this nine-minute video tutorial, Graham Austin of South Africa's DI Film Company, an editorial, grading, and on-set DI services facility in South Africa, shows you how to set up Assimilate Scratch to take advantage of the Academy Color Encoding … more »

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Watch the Fastest Phantom Cam Shoot at 44,000 fps and Higher

It might not deliver the world's highest resolution, but it definitely delivers some of the slowest slow-motion — the new Phantom v2511 super-slow-motion camera from Vision Research can shoot footage at more than 25,600 fps at its highest 1 Mpx … more »

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Frame.io Web App Aims to Simplify Collaborative Post Online

If you work in a collaborative team from remote locations and, like most creatives, are routinely buried under a mountain of emails, passwords and Dropbox, Vimeo and WireDrive notifications alerting you to yet another private version of your project, a … more »