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Video of the Day: “Intro to Kinehawk Nostromo” Kickstarter Video

February 23, 2017 | By

The Nostromo is a body worn, or vehicle mounted modular camera support and stabilization system. It interfaces with modern 3 axis gimbals like the Freefly Movi or DJI Ronin for “steadicam” like shots, and can also act as a simple camera support for heavier cameras like the Arri Alexa and Red Helium/ weapon/ epic/... »

Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinem Lenses

February 21, 2017 | By
Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinem Lenses

The Optical Devices Division of Fujifilm has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March for $3,799. The next in the series, the FUJINON... »

Avid Releases New Versions of Editing Tools

February 16, 2017 | By

Avid has announced the return of PhraseFind and ScriptSync options for Avid Media Composer, a nonlinear editing program, giving video professionals the tools they need to create content more efficiently. Avid is launching enhanced versions of PhraseFind and ScriptSync following its agreement to exclusively license Nexidia’s Emmy Award-winning media and entertainment technologies and solutions. The new versions are... »

ARRI wins Academy Scientific and Engineering Award for ALEXA camera system

February 13, 2017 | By
ARRI wins Academy Scientific and Engineering Award for ALEXA camera system

On February 11th in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, in the Ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the 89th annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took place. With their Technical Oscars, the organization recognizes outstanding achievements within the motion picture industry. This year’s prizewinners list includes the... »

V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max Up to 7x Faster; Introduces Adaptive Lights in New Update

February 10, 2017 | By

Chaos Group has released V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max, a free update to their CPU and GPU renderer, adding nine major features and a number of performance improvements. To solve the long-time challenge of rendering scenes with many lights, Chaos Group’s R&D team has written a new Adaptive Lights algorithm that aims to drastically speed up... »

Red Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Cameras & Accessories to the USC School of Cinematic Arts

February 10, 2017 | By

Elizabeth M. Daley, dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, announced that Red Digital Cinema has agreed to provide the school state of the art digital cinema cameras and accessories. Valued at $700,000, the cinema-style camera systems provided by RED will be used by students in the School’s Division of Film & Television... »

BenQ Unveils World’s First DLP 4K UHD Home Cinema Projector With THX HD Display Certification

February 7, 2017 | By
BenQ Unveils World’s First DLP 4K UHD Home Cinema Projector With THX HD Display Certification

BenQ America Corp., an international provider of visual display products, have announced the North American debut of the HT8050 home cinema projector. The HT8050 is the world’s first DLP 4K UHD projector to achieve the THX HD Display certification, delivering outstanding performance that rivals commercial digital cinemas. “Consumers today want a home cinema experience that... »

Rohde & Schwarz is named official supplier for the 67th Berlinale

February 6, 2017 | By

The international film industry and film enthusiasts will come together in Berlin for the 67th Berlinale from February 9 to 19, 2017. Behind the scenes at the festival, Rohde & Schwarz will work to ensure flawless video quality and efficient workflows – for the fifth year in a row. The Munich-based company supports the festival... »

Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds IMAX Dub Stage

January 31, 2017 | By
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds IMAX Dub Stage

Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a mix stage dedicated exclusively to IMAX. The new stage, which is equipped with a 24-fader Avid S6 mixing console, one of few dub stage on the West Coast that uses IMAX loudspeakers and meets specifications for mixing in its immersive IMAX 12.0 sound format. The room... »

SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference

January 31, 2017 | By
SMPTE Partners With 2017 NAB Show to Produce the Future of Cinema Conference

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today released details about the 2017 NAB Show’s “Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema,” produced in partnership with SMPTE. Scheduled for April 22-23 during the... »

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