At the National Association of Broadcasters convention held earlier this month in Las Vegas, Assimilate announced v8 versions of its popular Scratch and Scratch Lab software, allowing users to encode Apple ProRes files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. Scratch and Scratch Lab customers can now use both the OS X and Windows versions of the software. Artists either on-set, or in post-production are guaranteed the highest possible quality and encoding speeds on each platform. In addition, Scratch 4K is now available at Scratch 2K prices.
The Foundry introduced Nuke Studio at last week’s National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. The company says that Nuke Studio gives users the ability to do VFX, editorial and finishing in one single application and will be available later this year.
Light Illusion has announced the full integration of its LightSpace CMS (color management system) with the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor range, models PRM4200 and PRM4220. With this full integration, users can now perform fully automated profiling and calibration of the Dolby monitor range.
The Dark Place tells the story of Keegan Dark, who has the uncanny ability to remember his life in videographic detail. Both a blessing and a curse, Dark uncovers a conspiracy that frames him for murder, threatens his inheritance, and endangers his family’s lives and livelihood. When director Jody Wheeler began shopping for a post-house to complete his feature film The Dark Place, he chose AlphaDogs because he had been told of their excellent reputation in working with independent filmmakers.
Hula Post Production provided editorial systems, facilities and support to editor Melissa Kent and her crew during the production of the indie film Louder Than Words, the new dramatic feature from Identity Films. Hula set up and maintained a remote editorial facility in Connecticut, where the film spent five weeks shooting, and later provided editorial facilities at its Tribeca West location in West Los Angeles.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors have announced nominees for the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards in all categories. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past years most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
Editors Tim Wilson and Ben Suenaga have departed Go Robot!, New York, and opened a new editing company with partner and managing director/executive producer Melissa Mapes called Friendshop! The new venture will temporarily operate as artists in residence at Outpost Digital, New York, while permanent offices are undergoing construction.
Qube Cinema has sold its digital cinema servers and DCP mastering software to Cinecolor post-production facilities in five Latin American countries. Each of the Cinecolor post houses – in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Columbia – now has a Qube XP-D server in its screening room for QC of its DCPs. Cinecolor Argentina and Columbia also use QubeMaster Pro for mastering DCPs. The DCP mastering and QC equipment enable Cinecolor to meet the growing demand for digital cinema post-production services in Latin America.
The Colonie’s Keith Kristinat has edited a spot launching the new Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Nintendo 3Ds.
As motion picture, television and commercial production continues to transition to ever-higher resolution digital video, Canon has introduced the DP-V3010 4K Reference Display.