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Pixspan PixMover Software Now Available

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:45 -- Nick Dager

Pixspan has released its PixMover software, now supporting 4K workflow speeds. The new GPU-enabled PixMover, when used with a dual-processor server and Nvidia M6000 GPU card, operates two-to-four times faster than with a CPU-only server. The company will be demonstrating this latest version of PixMover at the Innovation Zone during the HPA Tech Retreat UK, July 13-14 in Oxfordshire, England.

Universal Premieres Restored Last Warning

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 14:05 -- Nick Dager

Universal Pictures premiered the restored 1929 silent film classic The Last Warning June 4 at the Castro Theater as part of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Directed by Paul Leni and starring Laura La Plante, The Last Warning is a dramatic horror centered on an unsolved murder during a theatrical performance and the revival production meant to solve the mystery. This restored version is a part of Universal's silent restoration initiative announced last year.

Library Leads Hunt for Mostly Lost Films

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:35 -- Nick Dager

The Library of Congress is once again providing a unique opportunity for film scholars and archivists to play cinematic detective by participating in its free Mostly Lost workshop. The case is solving riddles and finding clues to the identity of unidentified, under-identified or misidentified silent and early sound films. The scene is the state-of-the-art theater at the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, and the date is Thursday, June 16, through Saturday, June 18.

Universal, Film Foundation Restore Brando's One-Eyed Jacks

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 14:53 -- Nick Dager

Universal Pictures and The Film Foundation celebrated the Cannes Film Festival with the world premiere screening of the newly restored 1961 film, One-Eyed Jacks, starring and directed by Marlon Brando. Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, who had long advocated for the film's restoration, closely supervised the work to ensure the restoration honored Brando's original artistic vision. One-Eyed Jacks was digitally scanned in 6K and restored in 4K from the original 35mm VistaVision negative.

Captain America: Workflow Lessons

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:21 -- Nick Dager

In the spring of 2015, Trent Opaloch began a huge undertaking as director of photography on a new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The bar is set high – as a production unit, Marvel has been a smashing success – but one advantage is the solid workflow that Marvel has developed over the course of a dozen feature films.

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Nice Shoes Installs Quantum Xcellis Storage

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:58 -- Nick Dager

New York-based production and post-production studio Nice Shoes has deployed Quantum's new Xcellis high-performance, shared workflow storage. Working with Quantum partner Alliance IT, the creative house incorporated Xcellis into its environment to provide greater flexibility in optimizing its collaborative media workflow and in scaling storage capacity and performance.

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