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Promise Technology Debuts Scale-Out Storage Products

Promise Technology is making a big push into big-data applications with its new VSky A-Series of scale-out storage hardware designed to expand easily into the multiple-PB range. The VSky launch line-up consists of just two products. The A1100 is a 1U … more »

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Avid Says ISIS Shared Storage Fully Supports Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Avid and Adobe are rivals when it comes to NLE software, but Avid says the two companies are working together to ensure that Adobe Premiere Pro CC is fully supported by Avid's shared-storage systems. The announcement means that editing workstations … more »

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The Latest Stock Options: Chroma Key Background Plates

If you've spent any time searching online for budget-friendly background plates from the usual stock footage suspects, you know how tough it can be to find plates that look believable in comps with any number of talking heads shot on green screen. A … more »

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Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Neutron Now Supports Scratch, Avid, and Adobe

Users of Assimilate Scratch 8, Avid Media Composer 8 and Adobe Creative Cloud—including After Effects CC, Speed Grade CC, Audition CC and Prelude CC—can now support SDI/HDMI playback when using Bluefish 444's smaller form-factor Epoch 4K Neutron and Epoch Neutron uncompressed video cards. Version … more »

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Cartoni to Debut High-Capacity Magnum Fluid Head at NAB

Cartoni is debuting the Magnum pan-and-tilt fluid head at NAB. Billed as the company's highest-capacity product to date, the Magnum supports a payload between 55 and 210 pounds. The Magnum is being aimed at studio operations and outside broadcast cameras … more »

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Convergent Design Posts Odyssey Firmware Roadmap

In lieu of announcing new products at NAB, Convergent Design is publishing a roadmap for the near future of firmware upgrades for its Odyssey line of HD video monitor/recorders. New features to be added in the coming months include improved … more »

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Sound Ideas for Big Action Audio with Tiny Mics on Taken 3

DPA Microphones said its condenser mics captured audio when a boom mic was out of the question in multi-camera shots for Taken 3. Sound mixer and engineer Stéphane Bucher, owner of Parisian audio rental house A4Audio, had used DPA D:screet 4060 … more »

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New 25mm and 135mm Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses Will Ship by NAB

Cooke Optics is promising to ship its new 25mm and 135mm Anamorphic/i lenses in time for NAB. Announced at IBC last year, the lenses will bookend the existing range of 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm lenses. Among the first … more »

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iPi Motion Capture V. 3.0 Now Supports 16 USB Cameras, 4 Kinect 2 Sensors

Affordable, markerless mocap technology just got a little more interesting. Moscow-based iPi Soft has released an updated version of its mocap software aimed at television, film and gaming animators and VFX artists that now supports up to 16 USB cameras, … more »

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Assimilate Opens Scratch Web Playback/Review Tool to All Users

After a private beta launch last December, Assimilate has opened its new Scratch Web, a collaborative cloud-based sharing tool for Scratch timelines, for public use. Built on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, the Scratch Web service allows users of Scratch, Scratch … more »