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.
NewBlueFX Video Essentials VII collection of plug-ins contains over 100 presets
in 10 dynamic effects. The software integrates into most NLE applications.
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.
Grass Valley EDIUS 7 now supports 4K editing, EDL import/export
with DaVinci Resolve, and new file formats. It also integrates into
workflows based on third-party I/O hardware.
The Hollywood Post Alliance will be presenting their 2013 Charles S Swartz
Award to Avid for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production.
Blackmagic Design DeckLink, UltraStudio and Intensity desktop
video hardware now works directly with the new release of Avid
Media Composer 7.
Japanese fashion post facility, INFAS.com, has bought a Quantel Pablo Rio 4K
and 2K to support growing demand for 4K production and help move into 8K
PluralEyes 3.2 for Windows is a update that adds a new visual timeline
compatible with Sony Vegas Pro to Red Giant’s audio/video syncing
Colourist Genta Tamaki in Japan helped with post on a new, award-
winning film ‘Tomogui’, to emphasise the DP’s use of filters on set,
editing in FCP X and grading with DaVinci Resolve.
Autodesk’s Smoke 2013 Extension 1 supports Blackmagic Design’s
video I/O hardware and Alexa ProRes and SonyRAW footage, and
has an updated Final Cut Pro X conform workflow.
National Geographic’s Serengeti Lion website augments the magazine’s
recent special feature with photography, audio and video as an
experiential way to study lions.
QTAKE HD Video Assist software now has five new modules adding
virtual camera and multi-camera editing and playback functions, and
comes in a lower-cost QTAKE LITE bundle.
SIM Digital post-production designed and built a complete, file-based
workflow from camera to final delivery for a new Canadian multi-camera
TV series, ‘Spun Out’.
Director Seth Worley and producer Aharon Rabinowitz made ‘Spy vs
Guy’ with the help of Red Giant BulletProof offload, prep and delivery
software and Dell workstations.
DP Matthew Scott is a former editor who switched career to
cinematography. He now uses Grass Valley’s Edius to cut and
colour grade his own RED Scarlett footage.
Editorial facility Red Echo Post, working in commercials and film in
Cincinnati, has purchased the FilmLight Baselight ONE colour grading
system to extend its in-house services.
EditShare XStream, Energy and Field 2 shared storage is now
compatible with Avid’s Media Composer v7.0, allowing direct
transition while maintaining file sharing functions.
NAB Media Composer 7 allows editors to work directly in HD
from high-resolution sources, while keeping creative control
over image framing.