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Review: Digital Anarchy Flicker Free

Whether you’re shooting abroad with a 60 Hz camera in a 50 Hz country, capturing time-lapse with a DSLR, or shooting fast or slow motion, chances are you’ve confronted the flicker menace. Of course, shooters have always faced the risk … more »

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Pixar Revamps RenderMan, Offers Free Non-Commercial License

Pixar Animation Studios has announced a "generational shift" in RenderMan, which will debut a new framework, the RenderMan Integrator System (RIS), in the latest version scheduled for release at SIGGRAPH. Pixar described RIS as a "modular rendering architecture" that optimizes … more »

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Prime Profile: Light Iron

From the day StudioDaily Prime Award winner Light Iron opened its doors in 2009, the post-production facility has been an unabashed trailblazer. The same can be said of its co-founder, Michael Cioni, whose prescient and clear vision of a file-based future … more »

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Cinedeck Takes Its Simplified 4K Workflow Demos on the Road

As the camera choices for acquiring 4K images continue to expand, capturing and processing that data for multiple deliverables becomes an increasingly critical part of the process. Next week in L.A., Cinedeck—with partners Sony, Adobe and Facilis—will demonstrate a simplified … more »

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Review: Adorama Flashpoint Production Matte Box System II

The performance of any lens is diminished dramatically by stray light striking the front element at an oblique angle. The off-axis rays may be reflected internally and bounced off multiple elements, which increases flare and lowers contrast and resolution. Screw-in … more »

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Preview: Cine Gear Expo 2014

If you missed NAB, you still have an opportunity to see a massive amount of camera gear and lighting all in one place at the upcoming Cine Gear Expo, to be held at The Studios at Paramount. The event begins … more »

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MSE Becomes Exclusive Rep of Compact Polly Dolly

Matthews Studio Equipment said it will be the exclusive distributor of the Pollysystem Polly Dolly in the Americas and Asia. The compact camera dolly, which is designed for cameras ranging in weight from DSLRs to ARRI Alexas, debuted at NAB … more »

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Microsoft Announces 12-Inch Core i7 Surface Pro 3

Microsoft made its Surface Pro tablet bigger, lighter, and cheaper today, announcing the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 at a press event in New York City. The new device starts at $799 for an Intel Core i3 model with 4 GB … more »

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Sony’s a7S Is Priced at $2,499, Set to Ship in July

The Sony a7S full-frame mirrorless UHD 4K camera body is up for pre-order at Sony's online store for $2499. Other retailers seem to be closely following Sony's lead, with Amazon.com and New York's B&H both offering preorders for $2498. The … more »

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Prime Profile: Cinematographer Andrew Shulkind

Andrew Shulkind, a winner of StudioDaily's 2014 Prime Award for his work as a cinematographer, says he knew early on that lensing films appealed much more to him than writing or directing them. "For me, it was that confluence of … more »