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Blackmagic Design announces acquisition of eyeon Software!
[permalink] 12.09.2014

eyeon Fusion 7 videoIn a surprising move, Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high-end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software, namely the compositing application Fusion 7, a long-time favorite among postproduction studios. Eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design. At the IBC 2014, Blackmagic Design also unveiled DaVinci Resolve 11.1 with new editing enhancements, PL versions of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema Camera, the world's first native Ultra HD multi viewer Blackmagic MultiView 16, the new Ultra HD broadcast monitor SmartView 4K with 12G-SDI, the newest model in its family of mixed format routers Smart Videohub 40 x 40, new PCI Express capture card DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, new 4K Mini Converters and 4K Heavy Duty Mini Converters, and finally a Videohub Update 6.0, whole new software suite for the company's popular Videohub range of SDI routers that provides new client control and setup applications for easier and simpler router operation. Visit Blackmagic Design's IBC 2014 booth in Hall 7, Stand H20. [source]

The Foundry launches COLORWAY for CINEMA 4D
[permalink] 09.09.2014

Foundry COLORWAY video MODOFollowing the launch of COLORWAY in July, The Foundry has now launched the COLORWAY kit for MAXON CINEMA 4D. COLORWAY accelerates the creative design process, giving users access to a simple environment where they can develop looks and lighting for 3D objects and scenes, then share a selection of iterations with clients, all in real-time, without the need to re-render. The COLORWAY kit for CINEMA 4D lets users import and export their COLORWAY files into the main app. Once installed, users can create COLORWAY .DCI files from their CINEMA 4D projects. Artists and designers can make their material and lighting adjustments using COLORWAY and then send the project back to CINEMA 4D for final render. The COLORWAY kit is compatible with CINEMA 4D R15 or later. Users can access a free unrestricted trial of COLORWAY Presenter. The COLORWAY kits for CINEMA 4D and MODO are also available now for free. The COLORWAY family of products is available on both Windows and Mac OSX, with an iOS version of COLORWAY Presenter coming soon. COLORWAY working with CINEMA 4D will be demonstrated at IBC 2014 in Hall 7, stand #H39. [source]

Adobe Audition CC 2014.1
[permalink] 09.09.2014

Adobe Audition CC 2014.1 screenshot Along with the planned CC 2014.1 for Adobe's desktop video application, the company will also release new version of its digital audio workstation software Adobe Audition CC. The software will boast new interface, with support for high pixel density displays, flat icons, cleaner panels, and high-visibility highlights for better component and panel focus. The 2014.1 also updates video import support, providing faster launch and load times, better playback performance, and support for new formats and Mediacore plug-ins. Users will be able to easily import many flavors of MXF or XDCAM-EX, for example, or access their library of Adobe Soundbooth .ASND mixdown previews. This update also implements iXML support, which is popular standard for embedded metadata in production media files. Devices or software used in location recordings can embed information on Project, Scene, Take, Comments, Timecode, and more. The popular Speech Volume Leveler effect, designed for correcting fluctuating loudness levels in recordings, adds a new parameter, Target Dynamic Range, to assist the algorithm in finding a better balance between amplification of speech content and reduction of noise, allowing users to dial in the perfect setting. The new updates to the Creative Cloud video apps and Adobe Anywhere for video are expected to ship in the coming weeks. Adobe will also host MAX, The Creativity Conference, Oct. 4-8 in Los Angeles, to share more innovations coming to Creative Cloud. [source]

New cameras from Grass Valley debut at IBC 2014
[permalink] 08.09.2014

Grass Valley LDX camera  photo At IBC 2014, Grass Valley will showcase new solutions and services, including the world's first 4K/UHD system camera with a native B4 lens mount, along with a full line of 4K/UHD-capable products including switchers, multiviewers and editing, routing and replay equipment. This 4K/UHD system camera, based on Grass Valley's award-winning LDX technology, enables broadcasters to produce 4K content with no compromise in zooming, depth of field or sensitivity. The camera also allows broadcasters to achieve shots from POV and shoulder-mount camera positions, in addition to fixed-tripod positions. Demonstrated at IBC for the first time, Grass Valley will also showcase the LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6x ultra-slow-motion camera system, a finalist for IABM's acquisition and production award at IBC 2014; GV STRATUS Playout, which delivers true cloud computing with the reliability of a solid-state playout server on a single card, a finalist for IABM's playout and delivery systems award; and the K2 Dyno Replay system, which has been selected as a finalist for the CSI Awards to be presented at IBC 2014. Grass Valley will also introduce a powerful new storytelling capability to the K2 Dyno Replay system: a pan and zoom interface for the LDX XS 6X replay. Grass Valley is exhibiting at IBC 2014 from Sept. 12-16, 2014 in Hall 1, Stand D11. [source]

Panasonic's AJ-PX800 P2 cam coming in October
[permalink] 08.09.2014

Panasonic AJ-PX800 camera photo Panasonic will release the "P2 cam" AJ-PX800 memory card camera recorder in October 2014. It will feature network connectivity and provide excellent picture quality, high mobility and great cost performance. Main unit is weighing only about 2.8 kg (6.2 lb), making the AJ-PX800 the world's lightest 1-2/3-type shoulder camera-recorder equipped with three MOS image sensors, exhibiting high mobility in news-gathering situations. It supports AVC-ULTRA dual-codec recording from master-grade to network streaming low bit-rate recording. With that, picture quality and recorded data rate can be selected from AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG according to the application, and also the low-rate AVC-Proxy file recorded allows support for network-based operation and off-line editing. Built-in network functions support wired LAN, and optional wireless LAN and 4G/LTE network connections. This enables on-site preview, data upload to a server and streaming, contributing to effective operation in news gathering situations where speed is of the essence. [source]

Adobe previews new Premiere and After Effects CC at IBC 2014
[permalink] 08.09.2014

Adobe Premiere Pro CC new features videoAdobe announced plans to significantly update Adobe Creative Cloud video desktop apps and Adobe Anywhere for video. These new capabilities, coming soon, will include powerful new media and project management tools in Premiere Pro CC including Consolidate & Transcode; Search Bins; Multiproject workflows, and Extended Match Source with added support for the QuickTime and DNxHD formats; a refreshed user-interface across all Adobe video desktop apps; AJA RAW support; accelerated Masking & Tracking; new GPU-optimized playback that delivers better performance when viewing extremely high resolution 4K and UltraHD footage from Phantom Cine, Canon RAW and RED R3D files; and more streamlined production workflows empowering video professionals to edit more efficiently. Important new updates will also be added to Adobe Anywhere, which enables large virtual teams of talent to collaborate and efficiently shoot, log, edit, share and finish video productions together. Adobe also announced new capabilities to Primetime, its advanced TV delivery and monetization platform for programmers and pay-TV service providers. Adobe is previewing these major updates at IBC 2014, Europe's largest professional broadcast show held in Amsterdam, at the RAI Convention Hall 7, Stand 7.G27, September 12-16. Read more on new features in After Effects CC, and Premiere Pro CC in Adobe's blogs. Detailed report on all the update desktop video applications can be found here. The updates to the Creative Cloud video apps and Adobe Anywhere for video are expected to be available in the coming weeks. [source]

MAXON announces CINEMA 4D Release 16
[permalink] 03.09.2014

MAXON CINEMA R16 screenshot MAXON announced the immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16), the next generation release of its popular 3D software. In addition to countless workflow enhancements, R16 delivers powerful new features including a modeling PolyPen super-tool, a Motion Tracker for easily integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel for multi-layered reflections and specularity (more). MAXON will internationally debut the R16 at IBC2014, taking place September 12- 16, 2014 at the Amsterdam RAI, Hall 7, booth #7.H39. CINEMA 4D Release 16 is available now through MAXON and its authorized dealers. Customers with an active MAXON Service Agreement valid through September 2, 2014, will receive an automatic upgrade. Release 16 is available for both Mac OS X and Windows. [source]

RTW debuts new MasterClass plug-ins
[permalink] 11.04.2014

RTW Loudness Plug-In screenshot RTW, a leading vendor of professional audio meters and monitoring devices, announced the debut of its Masterclass plug-in range at the 2014 NAB Show. The new software provides the company's renowned metering tools as standard-format plug-ins for Windows (VTS) and Mac OS X (RTAS) platforms; AAX64 support on both platforms will follow. The RTW Loudness Tools, scheduled for availability in May, will be the first of the company's monitoring products available as part of the new range. Each RTW Loudness Tools Masterclass PlugIn visually depicts audio with all relevant level and loudness values as specified by international standards. It conforms to the EBU R128 loudness standard, as well as SPL, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, and custom (to set OP-59, AGCOM), making it ideal for audio and video engineers, radio producers and musicians, who are required by TV and radio broadcasters to conform to the standard. The plug-ins support all standard sampling rates up to 96 kHz and offer in operation in mono, stereo and surround formats (up to the maximum of eight channels). The plug-in includes RTW's Peak Program Meter, TruePeak, and Spot Correlator instruments and also offers all common loudness formats plus MagicLRA and an SPL view. At NAB, RTW also introduced TM3-Primus, a highly compact and innovative addition to the company's TouchMonitor range of audio meters, slated for a September 2014 release. [source]

Canon to ship free software upgrade for EOS C500 this October
[permalink] 11.04.2014

Canon EOS C500 digital cinema camera photo Canon Inc. announced a software upgrade for the EOS C500 digital cinema camera (launched in October 2012), part of Canon's Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, that will enable users to realize more efficient on-set production workflows. The Company will offer the free-of-charge Cinema RAW Development software upgrade starting in October 2014. The new Cinema RAW Development 1.3 software, currently under development, will deliver enhanced shooting workflows, including the on-set playback and confirmation of 4K RAW video, when using the EOS C500. Through collaboration with Intel, the update will realize improved performance using a beta version of the Intel Media SDK 2014 Professional Camera Pack, making possible faster development of 4K Cinema RAW data when using a PC equipped with Intel Iris Pro graphics. [source]

JVC launches GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 camcorders
[permalink] 10.04.2014

JVC Pro GY-HM600 camera HD HDTVJVC Professional Products Company launches new GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount cameras, which significantly expand on the live HD streaming and file transfer capabilities of the GY-HM650. Both new cameras feature a built-in streaming engine with FTP and 4G LTE connectivity to allow live HD transmission directly from the camera without being attached to external costly and cumbersome bonded cellular solutions. The 3-CMOS cameras with interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lenses also deliver high-quality HD (and SD) imagery, even in low light conditions. Shooter-friendly features include dual SDHC/SDXC card slots for recording footage in a variety of native file formats, four-channel audio with two XLR mic/line inputs, 4.3-inch LCD monitor and LCOS color viewfinder, HD-SDI and HDMI out, and genlock and time code terminals for multi-camera setups. The GY-HM890 also includes an HD/SD-SDI Pool Feed input for increased ENG flexibility. Plus, for studio or multi-camera field production, it accommodates JVC fiber or multi-core camera modules. In addition, both the current GY-HM650 and GY-HM600 models will be upgraded this year with the Extreme HQ 50 Mbps H.264 recording mode, which delivers virtually lossless compression at up to 60p. At the NAB 2014, JVC also demonstrated two camera prototypes signaling JVC's entry into the digital cinematography marketplace. The GY-LSX1 is a 4K shoulder-mount cameras equipped with a Super 35mm sensor and PL lens mount delivering 4K imagery at up to 60p, as well as HD imagery at up to 240p. Also on display is the GY-LSX2, a handheld unit that uses MFT lenses. Both cameras feature a new 13.6 MP 4K CMOS image sensor developed by JVC's sister company, AltaSens. [source]

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 is here!

Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 videoAutodesk released a 2016 version of its flagship 3ds Max software (read this announcement for information on new features). This release marks the last year a one-time license is available for purchase (at $3,675 US). Autodesk now offers new subscription plans starting at $185 US/month (online store only). It is also available as a quarterly subscription at $460 US (resellers only) or annually at $1,470 US (online store or resellers). A 30-day trial can be downloaded here. [source]

Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 is here!
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The Foundry delivers NUKE Non-commercial!
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Steinberg Cubase Elements 8 and Cubase Pro 8 trial versions
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Fusion 8 will be available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
As revealed earlier this month, Fusion 8, Blackmagic Design's advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux. [more]
DaVinci Resolve 12 with over 80 new features
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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor
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