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MTI Film Expands to Support HDR

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 11:18 -- Nick Dager

MTI Film has completed a major expansion of its Hollywood facility designed to accommodate growing demand for post-production services and support for high dynamic range content. The expansion includes the addition of two new color-grading suites and an editorial finishing suite, all HDR capable.

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The Artistry of Jungle Book: Part 1

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 13:33 -- Nick Dager

Director Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book won this year’s Oscar for Best Visual Effects. A Walt Disney Picture, the movie is unique because the only live action character, the boy Mowgli, was shot on bluescreen while everything else was computer-generated. The visual effects team included key talent from Technicolor and its subsidiary, the Moving Picture Company. In part one of our five-part series, Adam Valdez, visual effects supervisor with MPC explains how teamwork, talent and a pursuit of excellence combined to create a movie that has been widely acclaimed for its artistic and technological accompaniments.

Hula Post Develops VR Workstation

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 09:24 -- Nick Dager

Hula Post, Hollywood, has developed an all-in-one workstation for virtual reality content creation. The workstation features stitching, stabilization, editorial, visual effects, titling, color correction, finishing and playback. It is available for lease on a short-term or long-term basis, and comes with the same 24/7/365 technical support and service that Hula provides for editing systems, media storage and networking projects.

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Fujifilm Unveils MK Series Cinema Lenses

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:54 -- Nick Dager

Fujifilm has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March for $3,799.

SmallHD Introduces OLED Monitor

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:46 -- Nick Dager

SmallHD has introduced its first OLED monitor, the 702-OLED. The 7.7-inch screen combines the renowned color accuracy and contrast ratio of an OLED display, with the feature set of the industry standard SmallHD 702-Bright so that it is ideal on camera or on a director’s rig. Able to produce wide color gamut color accuracy, it is an effective tool for DITs and directors on-set use.

Point90 Cinemas Installs Volfoni 3D

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:48 -- Nick Dager

Point90 Cinemas is the first major cinema multiplex in the Fifth Settlement, New Cairo, Egypt, located right in front of the American University in Cairo, inside the Point90 mall. Its aim is to offer the ultimate cinema experience to the audience, with 11 premium screen halls equipped with the latest movie projection and sound technology. As part of that effort, Point90 is installing Volfoni 3D systems.

Barco Calls for an HDR Standard

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:09 -- Nick Dager

In ever increasing numbers, exhibitors around the world are making the transition to laser projection. In response to that, at CinemaCon 2017 Barco will unveil the DP4K-40LHC and 20LHC RGB Flagship, 6P 3D single chassis, integrated high contrast projectors to the American audience. But nowhere in the new projectors’ specs will you find the term high dynamic range, which, given their capabilities seems like an oversight. Barco has a specific explanation for this, namely that it believes the exhibition world needs an HDR standard.

MoviePass, Vista Collaborate on Ticketing

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:52 -- Nick Dager

MoviePass and Vista Group International are collaborating to allow theatre owners and chains nationwide that use VES ticketing to take advantage of full API integration with MoviePass’ growing subscription service. By integrating MoviePass directly into the VES ticketing software, participating theaters will be able to offer MoviePass members enhanced features and new capabilities on mobile devices. These features include:

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