Animatrik Integrates LEI/Giant into Mocap & Previs Pipelines

Published on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

CTO Brett Ineson of performance capture specialists Animatrik talks Animatrik-giant-lei2a
about integrating the LEI/Giant system into the company’s motion
capture, previz and virtual camera services.

Clumsy Cat Tackles Global Animation Pipeline with Frankie

Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Production on Baby Cow Animation’s 2D animated TV series for kids Clumsy-cat-frankie CAKE
was spread across two continents. To keep all teams in sync, they
used cloud and web-based review system Frankie.

SolidAnim Develops On-set Visualization Systems for Broadcast & Film

Published on Thursday, 01 October 2015

SolidAnim has developed a new framing software SolidFrame, an Solidanim-SolidTrack-The-Walk--Previz
updated version of its SolidTrack system and its new virtual camera,
Mr Méliès, for film and broadcast.

Sony & Memnon Archiving Join on Audio-Visual Digitisation

Published on Thursday, 14 May 2015

Sony Media Lifecycle Services and Memnon Archiving Services have Memnon-sony-archive
formed a partnership to combine expertise in large-scale digital
preservation projects for audio, video and film content.

Mirada Turns FX’s ‘The Strain’ into Shared VR Experience

Published on Monday, 24 August 2015

TD Andy Cochrane at Mirada talks about developing a VR application to Mirada-TheStrainVR Scene1
run ‘The Strain’ VR experience wirelessly across six GearVR headsets,
allowing several viewers to enter it together.

Tröll Pictures Launches in LA and Signs Snorri Bros

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Production company Tröll Pictures has launched in LA, pursuing start- Troll-snorri-Bros-Creatures
to-finish commercial production with Peter Steinzeig as EP, the Snorri
Bros as directors and partners at Brickyard VFX.

MPC LA’s Advertising 3D Division Grows with Major New Talent

Published on Thursday, 13 August 2015

MPC Los Angeles, supplying services in VFX, VR and colour, has MPC-Advertising-3D-Hires
recently hired five new artists to its Advertising 3D division, adding
skills in VFX, lighting, animation and look development.

Media Shuttle Expands Worldwide, Adds Automation & Metadata

Published on Thursday, 30 April 2015

Media Shuttle has new automation, metadata and identity functions for Signiant-media-shuttle-dig
enterprises, and Signiant sees more clients using Media Shuttle for
collaboration, 4K and large file transfers.

Dvein and Alagoas Show How the West Was Won

Published on Monday, 10 August 2015

Dvein production studio in Barcelona created original concepts and Dvein-GHOSTS 01a
a fantastic indoor set for Alagoas’ new music video ‘Ghosts’, working
with Trizz Studio and Lanczos on VFX and post.

MTI Film CORTEX v2.0 Manages Dead Pixels & Colour Accuracy on Set

Published on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

MTI Film’s CORTEX v 2.0 dailies processing system now detects dead MTI-film-cortex
pixels on set and corrects them in post, handles basic editing tasks and
supports new UHD/4K delivery formats.

TourGigs Produces AV and Archiving for Shaky Music Festivals with Blackmagic

Published on Friday, 19 June 2015

TourGigs in Texas produced the stage video projections and recordings Blackmagic-shaky-festivals4aat Shaky Knees and Shaky Boots music festivals with Blackmagic ATEM
switchers and HyperDeck Studio.

ZSPACE Revs Up New Showroom AR Platform for Ferrari

Published on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

ZSPACE in Sydney has developed a point-of-sale AR application Zspace-ferrari-4RM
for Ferrari dealers and customers into the showroom for a chance
to interact with the cars and customise a model of their own.

ASSIMILATE & Kinefinity Develop Real-time KineRAW Post Workflow

Published on Thursday, 11 June 2015

ASSIMILATE and Kinefinity are developing digital filmmaking systems Assimilate-kinefinity-6k1
for the Chinese market and offering Kinefinity 4K or 6K camera
customers a free one-year SCRATCH product license.

Cinedeck Expands Flexible UHD Workflow Products & Processes

Published on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

NAB Cinedeck focussed on workflow options for 4K, UHDTV-1, HD and Cinedeck-MX Trans1
SD demonstrating new editorial and video-processing for cinema, live,
mobile and traditional broadcast workflows.

Hinge Digital Delivers a PSA for Kids with Frankie Video Review

Published on Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Hinge concepted, designed and animated a PSA for foster children, Hinge-frankie-AdoptUSKids2
collaborating with remote partners using Frankie web-based video
review software to share work-in-progress in real time.

Shotgun 6, RV 6 and cineSync Align Project Tracking Tools

Published on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

NAB Shotgun 6 production tracking and RV 6 image player now work Shotgun RV 6 small
together without user configuration. Also, Shotgun now comes bundled
with cineSync Pro.

Sound Devices Takes a Wild Ride with ‘Mad Max’ Cast and Crew

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2015

Production sound Mixer Ben Osmo and vehicle FX recordist Oliver Mad-Max-Ben-and-Oliver1
Machin describe the equipment, set-up and experience of capturing
the dialogue and sound of ‘Mad Max’ in motion.

WSI Max Reality Introduces AR for Local TV Weather and Traffic

Published on Thursday, 09 April 2015

WSI’s Max Reality is an AR package that visualizes weather and WSI-Max-Reality snow
traffic data as 3D images, creating an experience that cannot be
matched on mobile devices.