Freefly Systems will begin MōVI M10 camera rig will begin shipping to customers starting August 15 for $14,995. The company will also start taking orders for their new sister rig MōVI M5, which supports cameras up to five pounds (2.3kg).
Production & Post-Production
LipSync Post has appointed Sal Umerji as its new head of visual effects production, effective immediately.
The Kill Team, which won for Best Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival and earned the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, tells the story of a group of U.S. soldiers stationed in southern Afghanistan who, motivated by fear and boredom, take to murdering Afghan civilians and then staging those killings to look like good shoots.
Paris-based animation studio Illumination Mac Guff used Shotgun software to keep on track for the 3D summer family film and one its most successful, Despicable Me 2.
Douglas Trumbull’s latest project UFOTOG, the world’s first high-frame rate (120 fps), stereoscopic 3D film, has completed production.
Global Eagle Entertainment has completed its previously announced acquisition of Post Modern Group for up to approximately $24 million in a combination of cash and stock.
Bad Robot, the production company founded by director J.J. Abrams, used Tweak Software’s RV-SDI to review visual effects shots from Star Trek Into Darkness.
SpectraCal announced today a software pattern generator using video playback technologies from AJA Video Systems. The software package, called VirtualForge, makes professional reference-quality patterns available at a fraction of the cost of standalone hardware pattern generators.
Lincoln, Nebraska’s Outpost12 Studios is using new Zylight Z90 compact LED lights on location and IS3c large panel LED lights in its studio. Known in their market for VFX and animation work, the studio is using its new lighting instruments to produce custom interactive work for the Web that creates unique branding experiences for its clients
Grass Valley has announced Edius 7, the latest version of Grass Valley's nonlinear video editing application. Edius 7 is now a native 64-bit application for Windows 7 and Windows 8 64-bit operating systems, taking full advantage of up to 512 GB (dependent upon Windows version) of installed memory for super-intensive media operations, such as multilayer 4K and 3D editing.