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The Great Camera Shootout

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

When DP Joe Stunzi came to Chicago to test all of the new HD cameras on the market against each other he initially had hopes of making a short video using the new Canon 5D Mark II. However Zacuto’s Steve Weiss Jens Bogehegn and Scott Lynch decided that another 5D MKII fluff piece is not what was needed. We needed to see the 5DMKII in relation to other cameras says Weiss.  So the Great Camera Shootout of '08 was born. In this video you will hear the four men discuss what they liked and disliked about each of the HD cameras and DOF adapters.

RealD Opens London Office

Tue, 12/09/2008 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

RealD has opened the doors to its first European office located in London. Bob Mayson as the newly appointed managing director of RealD Europe will lead a European team to oversee sales customer service and operations. A native of Leeds England Mayson comes to RealD after many varied roles with Kodak. From consumer marketing in Europe to his most recent as general manager and vice president of digital motion imaging in this role he managed Kodak's global digital cinema and post-production business.

TigerTiger Post Upgrades Digital Intermediate Capabilities

Tue, 12/09/2008 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Malaysian post-production facility TigerTiger Post has purchased a BrightDrive media recording system for a new commercials workflow. The system will provide a digital media-sharing infrastructure for TigerTiger Post’s range of digital intermediate applications. BrightDrive will have 30 TB of storage and will be connected to a Lasergraphics Director film scanner a da Vinci Resolve R250 color corrector an Autodesk Flame 2009 and Final Cut Pro editing systems.

Video Games Currently the Biggest Winner of 3D Customer Demand

Tue, 12/09/2008 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Meant to be Seen has announced the preliminary results of the U-Decide Initiative an ongoing study of what customers think of 3D entertainment technologies and why. Made possible with the assistance of AMD iZ3D Blitz Games Studios The Game Creators and Guild Software U-Decide has become a credible determination of what customers think of 3D entertainment with hopes of dispelling the leading myths and assumptions about the technology. While the study is skewed to the game community it does offer some interesting insights about 3D in general.

GDC Signs VPF Deal with Three Studios for Exhibitors in Asia

Mon, 12/08/2008 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

In a move designed to accelerate the conversion of cinemas in Asia to digital technology GDC has reached separate non-exclusive agreements with three Hollywood Studios for digital cinema deployment across Asia. Under these agreements 20th Century Fox Paramount Pictures International and Universal Pictures International will be committed to supply Asian exhibitors with feature film content digitally as well as to make financial contributions towards the hardware cost of DCI-compliant digital cinema equipment deployed by GDC.

K-Tek Introduces the Klassic Traveler Kit

Mon, 12/08/2008 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

K-Tek has introduced the Klassic Traveler Kit. Created to meet the needs of the busy boom pole operator on the go the new kit offers the K-Tek Klassic 6-Section graphite boom pole (K-87CC) K-Mount microphone suspension (K-MT) and a slip-on Fuzzy windscreen (Z-FSO) in a single cost-effective package. K-Tek’s new Klassic graphite pole is engineered for quick storage and easy transportation. The six-section design allows the pole to collapse to a shorter minimum length with no sacrifice to maximum reach.

Mark II First in Central Asia to offer All Uncompressed Digital Film Capture Workflow

Mon, 12/08/2008 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Mark II Productions of Almaty Kazakhstan has purchased an S.two production and post system to support their new Arri D-21 camera making them the first such company in the country to offer digital uncompressed field acquisition and associated workflow options. 
 
 “This is a fantastic system ” says Alex Berkovitch of Mark II.  “We were very impressed with S.two and their proven track record in the field of uncompressed digital feature projects.

The Foundry Ships Ocula Stereoscopic Tool for Post-Production

Mon, 12/08/2008 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

The Foundry is now shipping Ocula – a collection of plug-in tools designed to solve common problems with stereoscopic imagery boost productivity in post-production and ultimately help to deliver a more rewarding stereoscopic viewing experience.

 Ocula plug-ins are designed to automatically replicate key processes on left and right channels and help artists polish and refine stereoscopic material literally removing headaches from the final viewing experience.

 “Since we announced Ocula at NAB 2008 this year the entire toolset has been through extensive beta-testing and further rou

Panasonic New 64GB P2 Solid-State Memory Card

Mon, 12/08/2008 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of its new 64GB P2 solid-state memory card providing expanded recording capacity for its line of P2 and P2 HD camcorders and workflow products. Ideal for long-form production the high-capacity 64GB P2 (model AJ-P2C064)card allows professionals to record for hours offering double the record times of the 32GB P2 card and increased storage capacity for larger high-definition data files. The new P2 card also features an improved transfer rate of up to 800 Mb/s for faster transfer and offload of P2 content.

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