For Reel FX of Dallas, Texas and Santa Monica, California, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way possible. Now in its 11th year of use, PipelineFX’s Qube! plays the guardian role for a production queue riding high on the success of Free Birds and the impending release of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced feature with 20th Century Fox, The Book of Life.
When addressing the IBC Big Screen Experience, John Hurst, co-founder and CTO of CineCert, will issue a call to action to all digital cinema stakeholders to resolve delays in deployment of software upgrades on installed digital cinema systems globally. The Global D-Cinema Update Session is being held September 14.
The Rohde & Schwarz Clipster now supports AS-11 and can generate Interoperable Master Format packages up to 4K, in addition to the mezzanine format AS-02. The British Digital Production Partnership (DPP) initiative decided to implement AS-11 as the standard delivery format from October 2014. This format is of great interest to the U.S. market too as programs are often produced there for the British market and they need to meet the same delivery format requirements from October.
The Reel Thing (www.The-Reel-Thing.org), the 33rd technical symposium on film restoration and preservation will be held August 21-23 at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.
Independent visual effects company Milk has standardized on Shotgun for production management and tracking. Based in London, the boutique studio that recently celebrated its one-year anniversary focuses on delivering high end VFX for television and film.
London-based production company Studio Lambert is using Forbidden Technologies’ Forscene for the quick-turn production of Channel 4's Gogglebox. Part of all3media, which is the U.K.'s largest independent television, film, and digital production and distribution company, Studio Lambert uses Forscene to search and select clips from the rushes while editing is in progress on the observational documentary.
Autodesk has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun's tools for production management are used by some of the world's leading production studios and are tightly integrated with many of the most widely used tools in the industry including Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Arts Alliance Media and Motion Picture Solutions are now offering a combination of the LANsat library management server and the Screenwriter Theatre Management System.
Full Circle Post NYC has added an Archion EditStor to give it a shared media storage system with transparent Avid project sharing.
Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider Man 2 marks a groundbreaking collaboration between visual effects, sound and post-production teams from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Academy Award-winning Sony Pictures Imageworks crafted over 1000 visual effects shots, Sony Pictures Post Production provided sound – its first project in in Dolby Atmos – and Colorworks performed film scanning, conforming and color grading all in 4K.