zLense is a camera-mounted sensor that captures 3D data in sync with
the RGB output of the camera and combines the data stream into
accurate camera tracking and 3D scene information.
Brazil’s O2 Filmes handle production and post for TV Globo’s series ‘Lili, a Ex’
with Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera, using Resolve for dailies, on-set
colour correction, conform and grading.
A new survival-action film ‘Turkey Shoot’ was shot on the Sony F55 4K
camera by DP Warwick Field, capturing RAW images to create a range of
looks in post and support the extensive VFX.
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.
The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance has developed a new light-field
software plug-in for Avid Media Composer, viewer customizable surround
audio and IMF support in easyDCP 3.0.
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’.
Tiger Aspect Productions uses Aframe's cloud platform on the TV series,
‘Peaky Blinders’ to assist assembly, review and distribution of digital
dailies to a dispersed team of contributors.
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.
Live event producers can use Matrox VS4Recorder Pro to capture
synchronized, frame-accurate, multi-channel files to NLE compatible
H.264, MOV and AVI files in quickly configured set-ups.
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.
The Cinedeck ZX modular 4K/UHDTV-1/HD/SD platform supports customised
camera-to-post workflows. Premiere Pro CC workflows can now use
Cinedeck for record, ingest & transcode.
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’.
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.
Animal Logic Entertainment and Syco Entertainment are to form a multi-
project partnership developing music-based animated and hybrid animation/live
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.
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’.
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.