4K Technology

Pixspan PixMover Software Now Available

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:45 -- Nick Dager

Pixspan has released its PixMover software, now supporting 4K workflow speeds. The new GPU-enabled PixMover, when used with a dual-processor server and Nvidia M6000 GPU card, operates two-to-four times faster than with a CPU-only server. The company will be demonstrating this latest version of PixMover at the Innovation Zone during the HPA Tech Retreat UK, July 13-14 in Oxfordshire, England.

Creating a 4K Master for Quality

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 15:29 -- Nick Dager

Director/DP Hal Long had a challenge. “The producers (including Bill Rogin and Cole Klapman) are committed to having a 4K master for residual use,” Long said. “And for season two, I wanted a 4K camera that would deliver better color accuracy and separation.” Long, a longtime user of Panasonic P2 cameras said that was why both seasons of Gunny Time were shot and finished in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders.

Fast Work in Brooklyn

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:55 -- Nick Dager

Horace and Pete is a 2016 web series created, written, and directed by Louis C.K. A distinctive feature of the series is frequent references to highly topical current events during barroom discussions. This was made possible by having less than a week between the production and release of the episodes. It was also one of the reasons that the VariCam 35s were chosen for the show, according to post-production technical advisor Troy Thompson a longtime C.K. collaborator and colorist at New York’s Running Man.

Sony Launches New Dual Projection System

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 12:22 -- Nick Dager

Sony has launched its latest dual projection system, which the company says puts its industry leading picture quality within reach of cost-conscious theatre owners. The new SRX-R510DS combines two SRX-R510 projectors to deliver a total brightness of 18,000 lumens, which Sony says is plenty for smaller independent cinemas and boutique screens looking to impress their patrons with a premium entertainment experience.

Christie Fills Costa Rica’s Biggest Screen

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:24 -- Nick Dager

A Christie Duo projection system was recently installed in Nova One, Costa Rica’s biggest film screen. Nova One is the main screen at the Nova Cinemas multiplex located in the newly opened Plaza Real Alajuela shopping mall in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. It is also the country’s first theater to use Dolby Atmos sound and dual 4K projectors.

Museum of Flight Screens Space Next

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:05 -- Nick Dager

The Museum of Flight, a Smithsonian affiliate, has dedicated its entire June 18 film schedule to premiere Space Next in 4K stereoscopic 3D. The opening was timed to coincide with the NewSpace conference of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and policy leaders, held by the Space Frontier Foundation. At two of the premiere screenings, open to the public, Space Next director Luke Ployhar of Afterglow Studios in Minneapolis will introduce the film and show how scenes were created. Ployhar is a seasoned Hollywood filmmaker and effects artist whose credits include Minority Report.

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