Cinedeck’s recording and capture systems now support 4K production
and recent HD delivery standards for digital cinema, broadcast and post.
Matrox Video has added 10-bit H.264 intra-frame rendering when using
the Matrox Mojito 4K quad 3G-SDI 4K video monitoring card with Adobe
Premiere Pro CC on Windows platforms.
Hello Chef in Hong-Kong shot their first 4K film on the Canon C500 using
an AJA Ki Pro Quad 4K to record the 4K RAW data while encoding ProRes
4K files to removable drives.
Artists using EIZO ColorEdge monitors can calibrate their systems using
AdderLink Infinity products to over a standard IP network even when
separated by significant distances.
The AMD FirePro S10000 12GB graphics card is optimised for OpenCL with
double precision performance, suited to video transcoding, digital rendering
and signal processing.
The new Cintiq Companion and Companion Hybrid are mobile
tablets for use in and out of studios, keeping the Cintiq’s Wacom
Pro Pen, full-HD touch control display and core tools.
Due for delivery in December 2013, Thor enables real-time processing for
4K and faster than real-time for HD and SD sources. 8K processing will be
enabled during 2014.
M&E software and hardware companies are now adopting AMD FirePro
professional graphics, based on increased OpenCL implementation for
The new Canon 4K 30-inch display has a proprietary image engine, RGB LED
backlight system and IPS LCD panel achieving colour reproduction and
resolution for professional video.
HP’s new HP Z230 Workstation is a compact machine for design
and creative applications, and the HP Z22i, Z23i and Z24i IPS
are the first displays optimised for HP Z workstations.
The Dell M3800 is a thin, light 15” workstation, built with the Keplar-based
NVIDIA Quadro K1100M GPU and configurable storage, and optimised for
media and design software.
NVIDIA has introduced the NVIDIA Quadro K6000 GPU based on Kepler
architecture, able to achieve very fast real-time interactivity for animation,
modelling and photoreal imagery.
Apple’s upgrade to the Mac Pro includes Intel Xeon processors, two GPUs,
Thunderbolt 2, PCIe flash storage and fast ECC memory. It is already compatible
with Blackmagic and ATTO devices.
SpectraCal’s new VirtualForge application generates display device
test-patterns at lower cost than hardware generators, using a
video playback system from AJA Video.
The HP Z line up of workstations now includes the HP ZBook 14 workstation
Ultrabook and mobile and desktop models with high-speed Thunderbolt
ports and AMD or NVIDIA graphics.
Video Hawks in Los Angeles built three custom video assist carts
used when shooting ‘World War Z’ to help the director and DP
focus on looks and the work to follow in post-production.
Ghost Town Media accelerated their 3D renders with Dell workstations
and NVIDIA GPUs to complete a complex 3D environment and animations
for Linkin Park’s new music video.
Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 4.1 software update saves and restores
switcher states on the ATEM Production Switchers, and adds
further frame rates for the Studio 4K model.