Ncam tracking system simultaneously records a camera’s position and orientation
in real-time. Live composites of the real set with VFX are inserted into the
viewfinder to help visualise shots.
Red Giant Shooter Suite 12.5 has new versions of PluralEyes 3.5 and
Instant 4K, and includes Denoiser II video noise reduction, with the
updated BulletProof 1.2, Frames and LUT Buddy.
Sohonet connectivity and Infrastructure-as-a-Service for media and
entertainment has appointed Chuck Parker to Executive Chairman to
work on cloud expansion and new services.
Leviathan design company in Chicago recently produced two contrasting
titles sequences, one entirely live action shot with microphotography, the
other in two-colour motion graphics.
Shooting action thriller ‘Checkmate’ on two Blackmagic Production
Camera 4Ks was an affordable way to shoot 4K and save time on setups,
letting the director focus on performances.
Indie film ‘Computer Chess’ was shot on a 1970s tube camera,
converting analogue to SD with an AJA D5D Mini-Converter and
recording the SD feed in Apple ProRes HQ with a Ki Pro Mini.
Framestore is opening a dedicated VR and Immersive Content Studio
at their New York office inspired by the success of their Game of Thrones
virtual reality experience, ‘Ascend the Wall’.
Proof Visualization Services will soon open a production facility in Sydney,
extending its previs, virtual production and postvis services from the US,
Canada and the UK to Australia.
Mirada and UCLA designed a film by compositing imagery from multiple sources,
and used mapping techniques to project the footage at 5K onto the University's
famous Royce Hall.
DIT services team Trade Digital Cinema combined their mobile dailies system
with SCRATCH Lab to organise and monitor footage for the upcoming
independent movie ‘Split’.
Cinematographer Callan Green ACS shot two independent films, ‘Show Boy’
and ‘Grey Bull’, on his Sony F65 4K CineAlta camera, both set to premiere
at this year’s Sydney Film Festival.
Hungarian FilmLab is now using CORTEX::Dailies, which processes
data from Sony, ARRI, Canon and RED digital cinema cameras, to
produce digital dailies for clients in production.
On Set Tech in the UK developed a custom colour management workflow
for digital dailies based on DaVinci Resolve 10 during the shoot of the
upcoming movie ‘The Secret Service’.
Screen Australia has provided $2.6 million to 21 independent Australian
game developers, and will launch a program in 2013 to support
development of internationally-driven TV drama.
Animal Logic Entertainment and Syco Entertainment are to form a multi-
project partnership developing music-based animated and hybrid animation/live
Colourist Adam Glasman at Company 3 colour graded F1 racing action
film ‘Rush’ to smoothly blend 16mm and 35mm archive films with modern
NAB MTI Film showed the new CORTEX CarryOn, portable, all-in-one, on-set
dailies processing system, with full metadata capture, at NAB after beta testing
it on US TV series ‘Longmire’.
IBC 2013 Ncam is demonstrating real-time visualisation of immersive 3D CG
graphics content in-camera while shooting to support various