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Atomos Ships Ninja Star HDMI to ProRes Recorder

Atomos said that it started shipping its Ninja Star field recorder, introduced at NAB, to resellers this week. The pocket-sized ProRes recorder, billed by the company as the world's smallest, takes a camera's clean HDMI output and writes 10-bit 4:2:2 … more »

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Doing VFX Work in Linux? Here’s Your Reference Platform

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has released its Calendar Year 2014 Reference Platform, which specifies versions of different Linux tools and libraries as a target for VFX software. VES said the platform aims to minimize incompatibilities, make it easier to … more »

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Review: FilmConvert Pro

Ever since the introduction of the modern video camera, many digital filmmakers have been striving for that elusive “film look.” As digital camera technology advanced from high definition to 4K and above, with 24p native frame rates and larger sensors, … more »

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Nikon Announces Its New Flagship DSLR: the D810

Nikon has upped its DSLR game with the new D810, which improves on the previous D800 and D800E with a new 36 megapixel (7360×4912) full-frame sensor that eliminates low-pass filtering to increase effective picture resolution. The camera's new image-processing engine … more »

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Idustrial Revolution Releases Xeffects Snapshots for FCPX

Idustrial Revolution has added another useful plug-in to the growing FxFactory stable of effects for Final Cut Pro X. What's cool about Xeffects Snapshots is not just the number of photo and device frame templates included in the $99 plug-in … more »

Apple Debuts ProRes 4444 XQ in Latest Final Cut Pro X Release

Some Final Cut Pro updates are bigger than others, but last week's release of version 10.1.2 included a special surprise — support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, a new sixth codec in the ProRes line-up. As in ProRes 4444, which … more »

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Why Detroit’s WXYZ Made the Move to Final Cut Pro X

WXYZ TV is Detroit's largest news outlet and was the first in the state to broadcast in HD. One of 14 other TV news stations from San Diego to Tampa Bay owned by the E.W. Scripps Company, the station has … more »

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AMD Releases 4K-Ready FirePro W8100 Pro Graphics Card

AMD has launched a 4K-ready professional graphics card, the AMD FirePro W8100, that it says is nearly 38 times the performance of its closest competing card. Based on the second generation of the company's AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, … more »

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SolidAnim and Encodacam Partner for Real-Time VFX on Set

The French motion-capture and 3D VFX company SolidAnim has announced a new technical partnership with its SolidTrack markerless tracking division and real-time virtual production company Encodacam. The two companies have a long-standing collaborative relationship but will now join forces in … more »

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Blackmagic Design Releases Unified v1.8 Camera Firmware

If you were one of the Blackmagic Design camera users confused by the appearance, then disappearance, of new camera firmware on the web yesterday, stop worrying — the firmware has been officially released and is ready for download. It doesn't … more »