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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off June 2 in San Francisco
[permalink] 08.04.2014

Apple Mac Pro 2013Apple announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco's Moscone West. At this year's five-day conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X, giving them the latest tools and technologies. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards which showcase the best apps from the past year. [source]

New pro-level 2TB HDD from Sony
[permalink] 08.04.2014

Sony PSZ-HA2T Portable HDD video Sony's new 2TB portable storage hard disk drive takes the worry out of back-up in the field, and gives professionals reliable, bus-powered high-speed storage. The new 2TB hard disk drive (PSZ-HA2T) expands Sony's line of portable storage drives, and joins three current models including a 500GB and 1TB (PSZ-HA50 and PSZ-HA1T) hard disk model and a 256GB solid state drive (PSZ-SA25). Each drive has a heavy silicon cover and protective case to withstand the rigors of field production and reduce shipping damage. Built-in shock resistance can absorb falls of up to 2.3 meters for SSD and up to 2 meters for HDD. Each drive features one USB 3.0 and two FireWire 800 interfaces, allowing users to transfer video at up to 400MB/s with the SSD model and 120MB/s with the HDD models via USB 3.0. At these speeds, users can transfer approximately 30GB of video to the SSD drive in less than 90 seconds via USB 3.0. The PSZ-HA2T is planned to be available in June 2014 at the suggested price of $269.49 US. [source]

50% off all upgrades to Sapphire 7 at NAB
[permalink] 08.04.2014

Sapphire plug-ins exampleGenArts offers a 50% NAB special off all upgrades to Sapphire 7 when you join the Sapphire Maintenance Program. Discount is only available if all owned licenses are added to the Sapphire Maintenance Program, and applicable orders must be placed April 7 and 10, 2014. [source]

Smoke 2015 adds performance enhancements
[permalink] 08.04.2014

Autodesk Smoke 2015 screenshot In addition to Flame 2015, Autodesk also debuted Smoke 2015 at this year's NAB. The latest version of this professional video editing software adds new creative tools and performance enhancements, and will soon be available as a Desktop Subscription, so customers can access the software on a pay-as-you-go basis for the first time. The new Smoke introduces re-architected Timeline FX with new effects capabilities such as direct access to the Action 3D compositing environment as a segment-based effect; new timeline-integrated 3D tracker allowing editors to match original camera movements in a clip in order to realistically add new elements; improved support for Blackmagic DesignLink card and UltraStudio for Thunderbolt devices and extended video IO support for AJA Video Systems to offer dual stream stereoscopic output; as well as improved integration with Final Cut Pro X that supports more timeline and effects metadata. In addition, Smoke sequences can be exported as XML with accompanying QuickTime media files. Smoke 2015 will soon be available via monthly, quarterly and annual Autodesk Desktop Subscription plans; customers who commit for a year save more than $500 US. Smoke 2015 Desktop Subscription will be available starting May 8, 2014, on the Autodesk eStore for $195 SRP/month, $545 SRP/quarter and $1,750 SRP/year. [source]

Autodesk unveils Flame 2015 at NAB 2014
[permalink] 08.04.2014

Autodesk Flame 2015 3D Shape screenshot At NAB 2014 Autodesk debuted Flame 2015, the latest iteration of its comprehensive toolset for high-end visual effects and creative finishing. Flame 2015 features new creative tools, faster performance and an end-to-end 4K workflow to meet the needs of today's high-end post. Flame 2015 adds industry standard 4K formats; 4K/UHD color management supporting ACES and REC-2020 color spaces; real-time monitoring and playback via SDI of 4K/UHD material at 50P and 60P; timeline effects and batch nodes performance optimization & 4K capable substance textures; and 16 Gb fiber channel controllers in high-performance storage for real-time throughput of high resolution images. Flame 2015 also supports the addition of a second GPU card in the Flame workstation, and features Background Reactor that helps accelerate rendering by allowing artists to send their shot, sequence, or batch setup to the second GPU for rendering while continuing to work interactively in the foreground. In the creative department, Flame 2015 offers the new 3D Shape tool enabling workflows such as quick modeling, projection mapping, or relighting; Replica, a new creative tool in Action allowing artists to easily and create, manipulate and animate cascading effects using a single cloned object; and enhancements to Matchbox.
Flame Premium provides a powerful creative combo with Flame and Lustre together, and now the 2015 release expands the offering with two additional companion products that are completely compatible with the Flame Premium workflow: Flare and Flame Assist. Flare is a powerful shot-based visual effects application, used to help augment the creative capabilities of Flame Premium workflows. Flame Assist is a Mac-based, timeline-centric assistant station that can be used to take on a variety of tasks related to starting and completing Flame Premium projects. Both Flare and Flame Assist are available as part of the new Desktop Subscription flexible payment model. [source]

New upgrades for professional cameras from Sony
[permalink] 07.04.2014

Sony F65 CineAlta Shyamalan photoAt NAB 2014, Sony is delivering significant upgrade capabilities to many of its products. For the PMW-F55 and F5 4K cameras, Sony is announcing the addition of Apple ProRes on-board recording and the addition of the Avid DNxHD codec as future hardware upgrade options. Customers will also have the choice of upgrading their F5 to an F55, with the same imager, color filter array and 4K on board recording and live signal output. Version 4.0 firmware update for the F5 and F55 provides picture cache recording, user generated 3D LUT support, and many other requested features at no cost. For these cameras, Sony is also introducing the ENG and documentary dock, a dockable shoulder mount with on board audio control, rear XLR inputs, wireless mic holder and much more. The F65 also benefits from a powerful firmware update, Version 4.0, which adds wireless streaming to a tablet application, support for live color grading, and importing of 3D LUTs. Two of Sony's widely used XDCAM memory camcorders - the PMW-400 and PMW-300 - will support XAVC this summer through a firmware upgrade that makes them even more flexible in news reporting to program production. Sony is also enhancing its XDCAM products with wireless workflows and better audio performance. The CBK-WA100 wireless adaptor clips onto a camcorder for new levels of wireless freedom. The adaptor even records its own ultra-light proxy files, which users can transfer via wireless LAN. Sony is also adding new high performance XDCAM products: the PDW-850 XDCAM HD 422 shoulder mount camcorder, PXW-X180 camcorder and the PDW-HD1550 recorder. [source]

Sony announces Vegas Pro 13
[permalink] 07.04.2014

Sony Vegas Pro 9Sony Creative Software announced the latest upgrade to its Vegas Pro video-editing technology. Vegas Pro 13 brings new collaboration tools and streamlined workflows to professional content producers faced with a wide variety of multimedia production tasks. Version 13 adds Vegas Pro Connect to improve editing efficiency throughout editing projects; proxy-first workflow designed to send proxies to the cloud using the Sony Wireless Camera Adapter and later relink the XDCAM hi-res files for rendering; the new project archiving functionality enabling to archive media associated with a project; XAVC Intra Smart Render dramatically reducijg render times when using XAVC Intra MXF render templates; new EBU R-128/CALM metering; a convenient pop-up menu directly below the timeline that organizes frequently used tools; new video plug-ins including 7 dynamic video effects from FXHOME, accelerated through OpenGL, NewBlueFX Video Essentials VI - 100 presets in 10 sophisticated plug-ins, and iZotope Nectar Elements, a one-click voice processing plug-in. The Vegas Pro 13 is available in three new configurations: the core Vegas Pro 13 Edit ($399 US), Vegas Pro 13 ($599.95 US), and Vegas Pro 13 Suite ($799.95 US) that also adds Sound Forge Pro 11, DVD Architect Pro 6, HitFilm 2 Ultimate, Dolby Digital Professional Encoder, the Video Essentials VI plug-in collection from NewBlueFX, the iZotope Nectar Elements plug-in, 100 sound effects from Blastwave FX, and 25 royalty-free Sound Series Production Music tracks (a $249 US value). All editions will be available for digital download on April 17, 2014 with physical products available May 5, 2014. [source]

Avid announces plans to add cloud-based collaboration to Pro Tools
[permalink] 07.04.2014

Avid Pro Tools 11 screenshotAvid unveiled cloud collaboration workflows, an online marketplace, and an open metadata schema that empowers audio professionals to easily work together with remote contributors, manage projects and media, and find new outlets for content monetization. Through a series of presentations at NAB, Avid will preview several key technological innovations for Pro Tools audio software, which will enable artists, producers, engineers, sound designers, and remixers to collaborate via the cloud on the same music session or soundtrack, in real-time or offline, no matter where they are. Pro Tools users will be able to post sessions to cloud storage and invite others to collaborate, and work on the same session , including recording, editing, and mixing tracks that will be pushed to all other collaborators upon completion. Thanks to new streaming capabilities, users will also be able to securely stream mixes to an iOS device for real-time review and approval, and sync collaborators' Pro Tools sessions together to work on audio for video projects, such as remote ADR or voiceover sessions. The new marketplace will allow audio professionals to publish session files, multichannel stems, and stereo mixdowns directly from Pro Tools for license in the public marketplace. [source]

NAB Show special: Save 10% off BCC 9 pre-orders
[permalink] 04.04.2014

Boris Continuum Unit 3D Perspective FxPlug screenshotBoris FX announced their Boris Continuum Complete 9 pre-order NAB 2014 special: save 10% off all pre-order new purchases and upgrades on BCC 9 AE (After Effects CC and Premiere Pro CC); BCC 9 AVX (Avid Media Composer and Symphony); BCC 9 OFX (Sony Vegas Pro and the new addition of Resolve); BCC 9 FxPlug (FCP X and Motion 5). Discount code: nab2014. [source]

New 12x zoom cine lens from Fujifilm
[permalink] 03.04.2014

Fujifilm Fujinon ZK12x25 Cine Lens NAB2014 photo Fujifilm Corporation has announced that it will release new high zoom ratio FUJINON ZK12x25 cine lens, compatible with 4K cinema cameras, in late June 2014. Equipped with the 35mm PL mount, the most common format for cinema cameras, the lens features a high 12x zoom ratio covering the focal length of 25mm to 300mm. With its advanced optical performance supporting 4K cameras, the lens delivers a premium image quality across a versatile range of shooting scenes. The lens also supports an optional detachable drive unit for electric zooming, focusing and iris. This product is to be showcased at the NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, April 7 - 10, 2014. [source]

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NUKE 9 arriving in November 2014

Foundry NUKE 9 video The arrival of NUKE 9, the biggest ever shake up of The Foundry's NUKE technology, including the brand new addition of NUKE STUDIO, is just weeks away. The offering brings powerful node-based VFX, editorial and finishing into a new single studio application, as well as provides core upgrades to the advanced compositing workflows of NUKE and NUKEX. NUKE STUDIO empowers creative individuals working independently, as well as collaborative teams working on quick-turnaround projects, in a way that's previously never been possible. In addition to NUKE STUDIO, NUKE 9 brings fantastic performance and feature updates to the compositing system present across the entire NUKE range. These include a Native Flipbook tool for NUKE and NUKEX; huge performance improvements that cover not only overall NUKE performance but specifically the EXR reader, Deep EXR reader, Particle system and Scanline renderer; enhanced 2D format support; and cutting edge retiming updates. NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO also include an overhaul to the Planar Tracker, to include a new region tracking algorithm; and significant updates to the Vector Generator, Motion Blur and KRONOS tools, with the addition of a new motion estimation algorithm based on OCULA technology. Artists and studios will be able to get there hands on NUKE STUDIO either as a standalone license or part of the Production Collective, which will change to include NUKE STUDIO, MODO and MARI from release of NUKE 9. There will be upgrade paths from both NUKE and NUKEX as well as a range of different ways to buy. NUKE 9 will be available by the end of November 2014. It's also the first release of NUKE to support the new Mac Pro and includes Apple ProRes support. The full pricing range can be found here. The Foundry will also offer non-commercial version of NUKE STUDIO, free non-watermarked but functionally and time restricted version of NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO. [source]

PlantFactory and VUE 2014.6 PLEs
The "Personal Learning Edition" of PlantFactory and Vue, e-ons virtual nature products, are now updated for the recently announced 2014. [more]
The Foundry launches COLORWAY for CINEMA 4D
Following the launch of COLORWAY in July, The Foundry has now launched the COLORWAY kit for MAXON CINEMA 4D. [more]
Adobe After Effects CC 2014.0.2
Adobe has released the After Effects CC 2014.0.2 (13. [more]
New update for Blackmagic Studio Cameras enables zoom control
Blackmagic Design released a new 1.9.8 update for its cameras, enabling zoom control using LANC on MFT lenses that support electronic control of zoom, on Blackmagic Studio Camera models. [more]
Creative Cloud Extract makes it easier to go from design to code
With the release of the Creative Cloud Extract, Adobe has made it easier to go from Adobe Photoshop CC design to code. [more]
PluralEyes 3.5.4
Red Giant Software issued a free update for PluralEyes 3. [more]

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