RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Nuke and Fusion Studio
RE:Vision Effects announced RE:Lens for Nuke and Fusion Studio, a new set of tools for projection conversion and lens distortion correction. RE:Lens is vital for super-wide, fisheye, spherical, and 360 panorama workflows and is now available for The Foundry's Nuke (7.0 and up) and Blackmagic Design's Fusion Studio (8.0 and up) while continuing to be available for Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. Available now for 189.95 USD for node-locked, or 284.93 USD for a floating license. [source]
Eventide releases a new Fission plug-in
Eventide released Fission, the first product to feature its seminal Structural Effects method for cleanly and completely separating the transient and tonal components of a sound in a patent-pending approach which makes it practical to modify the individual components independently. The algorithm makes use of frequency-and-time-domain-sifting to, in effect, deconstruct a sound. Fission features multi-effects for the transient and tonal sections enabling modifications from the subtle to the bizarre. It's a new tool for working with classic effects like delay, EQ, and reverb; and a looper's dream. It's also a new tool for traditional, utilitarian uses. Fission is available now (as an AU/AAX/VST plug-in for Mac OS 10.7+ and Windows 7/8) for 45 days at an introductory price of 97 USD -- rising to an MSRP of 179 USD thereafter. [source]
Fujifilm launches new MK Series of cinema zoom lenses
Fujifilm Corporation has unveiled the MK Series of new cinema zoom lenses, which feature advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design and excellent cost/performance ratio. The Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9, a zoom lens with the focal length of 18-55mm, is the first MK lens to be released in early March 2017. In the summer, this will be followed by the launch of the Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9, a telephoto zoom lens offering the focal length of 50-135mm. The MK Series uses optical and mechanical design optimized for movie lenses minimizing focal shift and optical axis shift while zooming, and lens breathing that are typically observed in interchangeable lenses for digital cameras. Initially, both lenses will be available for E-mount cameras with Super 35mm / APS-C sensors. Their X Mount versions are being developed for launch by the end of this year. [source]
Steinberg Nuendo 7.1.30
Steinberg announce the release of the 7.1.30 update for Nuendo, its professional DAW and audio post-production software. Among several other refinements, this next iteration delivers improvements to the automation of VCA Faders. The update also resolves stability issues in different areas of the application. Get it here. [source]
Grass Valley unveils Mync, a new personal content management tool
When Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduced EDIUS 8 in 2015, this popular non-linear video editor program was bundled with GV Browser, an application that acts as a universal media player and organizer. As of March 1, customers looking for solutions to prepare content for editing will be able to purchase this personal content management tool separately from EDIUS under the brand name Mync. Mync is available in two, scalable package types depending on content developers' needs. EDIUS Mync Basic will be a downloadable application designed to provide exceptional format support for media playback and content organization, and will be available free-of-charge for a limited time only. EDIUS Mync Standard adds more functionality to the basic version with storyboard video editing and more advanced content management features designed for digital photographers, web content creators and novice video editors. Mync Standard will be available at a special price for a limited time, starting March 1, 2017. For those customers also looking to purchase the EDIUS system, Mync Standard will continue to be bundled with EDIUS Pro and EDIUS Workgroup. [source]
Avid releases enhanced versions of its editing tools
Avid announced the return of PhraseFind and ScriptSync options for Media Composer, following its agreement to exclusively license Nexidia's Emmy Award-winning media and entertainment technologies and solutions. The new versions of PhraseFind and ScriptSync will enable Media Composer users to use the tools for phonetic indexing and search and working with scripted material with the latest version of Media Composer. Pricing starts at 49 USD for Media Composer ScriptSync and PhraseFind Option Bundle for EDU, an upgrade plan will be available for existing owners of PhraseFind and ScriptSync starting at 149 and 349 USD, respectively. A special promotional offer enables Media Composer customers whose licenses have lapsed to purchase the current version of Media Composer (8.8) for 399 US. Version 8.8 is required for the new ScriptSync and PhraseFind options. [source]
New beta firmware for RED digital cinema cameras
RED Digital Cinema released a new beta IPP2 firmware for Scarlet, Scarlet-W, Epic, Raven, and Weapon cameras. The new version experiments with different contrast settings and new LUTs. Jarred Land's post also mentioned that Helium Weapons orders are now only 2-3 days behind; Epic-W models are around 2 week turn-around for new orders; while new orders of Scarlet-W are likely to arrive in summer. New orders of RED Raven are not accepted at this time due to overwhelming demand. Due to this, RED Digital Cinema is extending the RED Owner Pricing deals that were supposed to end in December. [source]
Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X10 adds new artistic effects, speed controls, 360 video
Corel introduced Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X10, the latest version of its easy-to-use and highly creative video editing software. Users can explore new options for adding custom fast and slow motion effects, and design an eye-catching superimposed style with new transparency controls. The new version also contains masking tools, and 360-degree video support, 3 new effect collections from industry leaders NewBlueFX, Boris FX and proDAD, new DVD templates, integrated learning materials, enhanced HEVC (H.265) support, and workflow enhancements like the ability to group and ungroup items on the timeline with a simple right click. Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X10 is available now for 99.99 USD/CAN or 89.99 EUR. [source]
Native Instruments updates MASCHINE to v2.6
Native Instruments released a feature-packed new software update for their acclaimed MASCHINE family of music production tools. The MASCHINE 2.6 update, free to all registered owners of MASCHINE 2 software, brings several innovative features to Maschine Studio, Maschine MK1 and 2, and Maschine Mikro that were previously only available for Maschine Jam customers. Version 2.6 comes with a new tool to help music producers spice up their compositions. Variation Engine relies on two unique functions, Humanize and Randomize, to add variety and spontaneity to any programmed melody or drum pattern. The update also includes tools to encourage experimentation and spontaneity. Lock, another feature previously implemented in Maschine Jam, makes it easy, for example, to tweak a sound's characters, change an envelope, open a filter, or modulate any other parameter. It also extends Maschine's powerful workflow to external synths by introducing MIDI CC capabilities (more). [source]
Blackmagic Design: New URSA Mini Pro camera and two new panels for Resolve now shipping!
Blackmagic Design announced URSA Mini Pro 4.6K, a new professional camera that combines high-end digital film quality with the ergonomics and features of a traditional broadcast camera. URSA Mini Pro features a massive number of tactile control buttons, switches and dials that make it faster to use, built-in optical ND filters, a new interchangeable lens mount, dual CFAST 2.0 and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders, and much more. Available now for 5,995 USD from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide, incl. optional PL and B4 (pictured) lens mounts. Blackmagic also announced two new portable hardware control panels for DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing and color correction software. These new control panels are designed to allow color correction workflows to be mixed in with editing workflows, while introducing new levels of quality in affordable hardware control panels. The DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel is available for 995 USD and the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel is available for 2,995 USD, and both are also available now. DaVinci Resolve has been released in version 12.5.5, and is now available on Red Hat and CentOS Linux. This allows customers with Red Hat or CentoOS 6.8 or 7.2 systems to download and use the free version of DaVinci Resolve or the full DaVinci Resolve Studio. Adding Linux support gives customers more choice in hardware, allowing them to build extremely high performance, low cost workstations for editing and color correction. [source]
CINEMA 4D Service Release 18 (SP2)
This new service release improves stability and performance of Maxon's CINEMA 4D software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering.
Magic Bullet Suite 13.0.2 adds support for HitFilm Pro 2017
Red Giant Software's Magic Bullet Suite of visual effect plug-ins has been updated.
Native Instruments FORM 1.1 update
Native Instruments released FORM 1.1, a significant update to this distinctive sample-scanning synthesizer.
Steinberg VST SDK 3.6.7 with Linux and Open Source support
Steinberg released version 3.6.7 of their software development kit for VST.
Chaos Group releases Phoenix FD 3 fluid dynamics plug-in for Autodesk Maya
Chaos Group released Phoenix FD 3 for Maya, a major update to its all-in-one fluid dynamics plug-in for Autodesk Maya.
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