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DIT Station’s Rogue4 for on-set data management has improved
performance and added PCIe Storage and I/O integration by
incorporating Sonnet Thunderbolt hardware.
IGN Pro League brought 27 international players to compete at
their eSports tournaments at SXSW Gaming 2013, supported by
Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Camera Converters.
Iglesia Cristiana Casa de Dios, airing some of Latin America’s highest
rated Christian programs, is using Grass Valley to outfit its church
for live production and global broadcast.
NAB GenArts Sapphire 7 focusses on more control, speed and a
growing number of presets, aiming to facilitate production
of higher quality effects in less time.
modo 701 reveals changes, updates and new tools within the
core functionality of most workflows including modelling, sculpting,
animation, effects and rendering.
Ubisoft Montréal has upgraded the multiplatform promotional game
development workflow for Ubik, the company’s in-house creative
unit, with several EditShare products.
Development of the CrowdFX function has continued in Autodesk
Softimage 2014, as well as other aspects of ICE, and adds a Camera
Sequencer is added for tighter scene control.
Updates for Autodesk Scaleform, Navigation, Beast and HumanIK
enhance compatibility for multiple platforms and game engines,
and add design and development tools.
UM+ Spine is a broadcast integration package that incorporates
the new Vision Research Phantom v-Series cameras with a single
connection, plus a camera control unit.
Aframe 2.0 cloud-based platform provides a quicker means of moving
video content into NLEs, including Panasonic AVC integration, a new
user interface and an API Library.
Method Studios welcomes Christian Kubsch as President, overseeing
the main base in LA and global operations, with Darin Grant as Chief
Technology Officer. Both bring extensive experience.
Digital media integration specialist Digistor has expanded its Sydney
Training Centre, led by a new manager and running software courses
for editors and 3D and motion graphics artists.
DP Michael Slovis ACS shoots the TV series ‘Breaking Bad’ in New
Mexico, using Schneider filters to help define the show’s distinctive
Convergent Design Odyssey7 and 7Q are 7.7” OLED monitors with complete
professional broadcast and cinematography recording functions.
The OptiTrack Prime 17W motion capture and tracking camera has a 1.7
megapixels sensor and a wide-angle field of view, to simultaneously track
body and finger data.
Geomerics, lighting middleware developer for games, has upgraded
their product Enlighten to integrate into workflows designed for a
broader range of platforms.
Matrox Video is to show the Matrox Monarch HD, a video streaming
and recording device that simultaneously streams live events and
records to Blu-ray for editing, at NAB 2013.
Boxx TV prepares to demonstrate a new lightweight zenith transmitter
on a remote-controlled helicopter for airborne filming in HD at NAB 2013
UFC and Aspera are speeding up delivery of promotional and fight
event content to TV, online and mobile devices for fans and distributors
through Amazon Web Services.
Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 has updated 3D animation for motion graphics, VFX,
visualisation and game development. Viewport playback for complex scenes
has been optimised.