F&F Productions Selects 17 FUJINON 4K UHD Lenses to Outfit New 4K Mobile Unit

For the company’s first 4K mobile unit, F&F Productions, LLC, has chosen 17 FUJINON 4K UHD lenses to outfit the Sony HDC-4300 4K cameras systems on board the newest member of its fleet, the GTX-18 4K HDR Mobile Unit. The new unit will have eight UA107x8.4BESM 4K studio lenses, five UA18x5.5BERD 4K portable zooms, three UA14x4.5BERD 4K portable zooms, and one UA22x8BERD 4K portable lenses. “We’ve had a number of customers […]


Q&A with Damien Power, Director of Killing Ground

Director Damien Power has made his feature lenght debut with the new horror/thriller Killing Ground, released in theaters and VOD on July 21st. Power built his career up via a series of short films, most of which he also wrote, and now has taken some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions from Below the Line.   Q:What was your impetus/inspiration to write and direct Killing Ground? A: The idea first occurred as […]


DI4D Unveils High Fidelity Facial Performance Capture at SIGGRAPH 2017

Facial performance capture company DI4D has announced they will unveil their highest fidelity facial performance capture so far at SIGGRAPH, which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 01 to 03 August 2017.  DI4D’s proprietary “motion scanning” technology reportedly captures 4D data comprising video rate 3D surface scans tracked with a dense fixed topology mesh. The DI4D solution, which does not require any markers, make-up or structured light, aims to […]

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EditShare Shows its Scale-out Storage Platform for VFX, Finishing/DI, Audio, Editorial and Virtual Reality Workflows at SIGGRAPH 2017

EditShare, a company that specializes in shared storage and media management products, will be showcasing its scale-out XStream EFS shared storage solutions at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2017 show (July 30-Aug 3) on booth 837. Designed to support the media-intensive VFX, finishing/DI, editorial, audio and virtual reality production workflows, EditShare XStream EFS solutions are used by powerhouse facilities worldwide, including recent adopters PPC in Soho London and Open Road Entertainment in Los Angeles. Its scalable architecture […]


Digigram Aims to Ease IP Migration in the Studio with New Audioway Bridge, a Gateway Between Legacy & IP Audio

Digigram has announced the release of Audioway Bridge, the first in the company’s new Audioway range of IP studio products. Intended as a gateway between legacy and IP audio equipment in the studio, or in multiple studios connected by a managed network, Audioway Bridge allows users to input MADI, AES67, RAVENNA, Dante/AES67, Livewire+, or AES/EBU and route audio to output in any one of these formats. By facilitating use of familiar legacy audio equipment alongside newer IP-based systems in both […]


The Production Music Associaton Announces NMPA President/CEO David Israelite as Keynote Speaker for 2017 Production Music Conference

The Production Music Association (PMA), an advocate and voice of the global production music community, has announced that David Israelite will be the keynote speaker during the group’s annual Production Music Conference (PMC). Israelite, the president/CEO of the National Music Publishers‘ Association, will speak on October 5 at 10:45am. This year’s PMC event will take place October 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. For more information please see: Currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary […]


FOR-A’s New HVS-490 Video Switcher Now Shipping

FOR-A‘s latest in its line of HANABI video switchers, the HVS-490 HD/4K-UHD unit, is now shipping. Built with the intention of offering an extensive feature set in a compact unit, the new HVS-490 production switcher offers 4K-UHD and 3G capabilities, and is designed for use in any live environment, including mobile shoots, events, and in-house corporate productions. Customers in both North and South America have already purchased the new FOR-A switcher, including […]


Alchemy Post Sound Steps Up Its Game with Welcome to the Wayne

The animated series Welcome to the Wayne recently debuted on Nickelodeon, becoming the network’s first original series to move from digital to broadcast, having originally launched in 2014 as a series of shorts on Nick App and Created by Billy Lopez, the show centers on two 10-year-old boys living in a Manhattan high-rise, dubbed The Wayne, where they are involved in all manner of wild adventures. Beatstreet NYC had been developing […]


Picture Shop Expands VFX Talent Pool

The California based Picture Shop has added award-winning team Christian Cardona & Buddy Gheen to their rapidly expanding VFX department. Cardona will join the ranks as senior VFX supervisor alongside recently promoted VP/senior VFX supervisor Adam Avitabile. Gheen will be joining the department as a creative director of VFX. All will be reporting to executive vice president of VFX, Tom Kendall. “I’ve been thrilled with the reception our department has […]


Matthews to Feature MYWay Grip at IBC 2017

Matthews Studio Equipment has announed that they will feature their unique new rigging system, MyWay Grip, at IBC 2017 – Booth 12-G71. “Today stage and location set ups are get more and more complicated and creative, often stressing out grips that are hampered by support equipment,” said Tyler Phillips, VP of marketing and product development at Matthews Studio Equipment. “Sometimes there isn’t enough space in the truck for what is needed. Or, the budget […]