Autodesk Smoke 2015 editing and effects software is now available. Smoke 2015 adds new effects tools, 3D tracking, support for OS X 10.9 (aka Mavericks), support for the new Mac Pro and better-than-ever interoperability with Final Cut Pro X.
Advanced Systems Group provided camera and editing equipment for The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, a new documentary released by Zeitgeist Films that is being screened in U.S. theaters through June.
Canadian boutique post-production company Slik has invested in SGO's Mistika post-production system to expand its 4K capabilities and color grading.
SGO released Mistika v8 earlier this month at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. Mistika v8 features an advanced and complete color grading toolset. Each one of an infinite number of color correction layers contains every grading tool within the system including: primaries, fixed vectors, custom curves, and Mistika’s own enhanced five ball primary system – bands.
As motion picture, television and commercial production continue to transition to ever-higher resolution digital video and computer graphic imaging formats, color-grading and post-production professionals increasingly rely on reference displays with exceptional detail, color and gradation accuracy. The DP-V3010 4K reference display was developed in response to this.
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.