NAB The Foundry’s NUKE STUDIO incorporates tools for VFX, editorial and
finishing into one application for independent artists as well as teams working
on fast turnaround projects.
NAB Red Giant is rebuilding Magic Bullet Looks treatments for video,
PluralEyes automated audio/video analysis and sync tool, and Trapcode
Mir motion graphics plug-in for After Effects.
The Blackmagic Design MultiDock docking device now has Thunderbolt 2
connectivity for high enough transfer speeds to support editing and colour
correction directly from source disks.
Imagineer and CoreMelt have developed the TrackX plug-in for FCP X
editors, powered by mocha to precisely track camera motion, objects
and people for VFX and screen composites.
Dirty Looks Baselight colour grading studio in London handled the finish of
the film ‘Under the Skin’, working alongside their partner at the same location,
One of Us, who completed VFX.
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 10.1 software is updated with faster,
more complete editing and 3D stereoscopic tools, plus support for Final
Cut Pro X 10.1.
At NAB 2014 FilmLight will be focusing on colour management as part of
collaborative workflows, on set or in post, with four partners – Codex, Dolby,
The Foundry and Sony.
LipSync Post handled full post production and deliverables for BBC
One’s series ‘Death Comes To Pemberley’, completing the colour
grade, online editing, sound, visual effects and titles.
The Diamond Bros. produced a documentary series for FILA sports shoes,
travelling between 10 cities with RED EPIC cameras and completing the edit
with EditShare Field 2 shared storage.
Sony Pictures Entertainment completed a detailed 4K restoration of
Frank Capra's 1934 comedy ‘It Happened One Night’ for its re-release
on Sony's new 4K download service.
Lady Antebellum’s ‘Compass’ music video combines stills, multiple video formats
and even stop motion light writing. Colourist Gavin Fisher used DaVinci Resolve
10 to achieve a vibrant grade.
When DDB’s team found the workflow between applications for
editing, FX and colour too complex for frequent changes, they
took on Autodesk Smoke to gain speed and new skills.
Production company Start S.r.l. is adding the Quantel Pablo Rio 2KO colour and
finishing system to its HD and 2K post workflow for television and corporate
NewBlueFX Video Essentials VII collection of plug-ins contains over 100 presets
in 10 dynamic effects. The software integrates into most NLE applications.
Producer and post supervisor Peter Millington talks about his post workflow
company Blue Post, and the recent and upcoming changes he sees in
broadcast and film production.
Colourist Alexis Van Hurkman’s e-book for learning Autodesk Smoke, is based
on his own short film now in the final stages of post, in which the whole team
is using a Smoke-based workflow.
EditShare Lightworks 11.5 non-linear editing software now works
across both Linux and Windows, and recognises AJA ioXT or Kona
cards on Windows.
The Hollywood Post Alliance will be presenting their 2013 Charles S Swartz
Award to Avid for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production.