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Ncam Reality 2021 Now Available to Meet Demands of Virtual Production

April 14, 2021 | By
Ncam Reality 2021 Now Available to Meet Demands of Virtual Production

With the growing demand and need for virtual production in the industry and the right real-time tracking technology needed to use in conjunction with existing camera, lenses or rigs on film, broadcast and live events, Ncam has shipped the new Ncam Reality 2021, a real-time camera tracker that brings high-fidelity CGI and XR to any... »

Cooke Optics Transfers Its Historic Cooke Archives to AMPAS

April 13, 2021 | By
Cooke Optics Transfers Its Historic Cooke Archives to AMPAS

Cooke Optics, the award-winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has transferred the Cooke Archives, an historic collection dating from 1886, to a new permanent home at the Margaret Herrick Library, the main repository of research materials of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, located in Beverly Hills, California. The... »

DoPchoice Offers Snapbag and Snapgrid Accessories for Cameo F-Series Fresnels

April 13, 2021 | By
DoPchoice Offers Snapbag and Snapgrid  Accessories for Cameo F-Series Fresnels

DoPchoice has announced the release of its patented Snapbag® softbox and Snapgrid® 20/30/40/50-degree grids to fit the Cameo® F-Series Fresnels, offering pleasing softness and direction for the output of light. The Snapbag SBSAHF is made to mount exclusively to Cameo F1, F2, and F4 Series. It comes packed flat in its own pouch and snaps up instantly in a... »

The Vitec Group Acquires Quasar Science

April 13, 2021 | By
The Vitec Group Acquires Quasar Science

The Vitec Group plc has announced the acquisition of Quasar Science, a leading LED lighting technology provider. Quasar Science is an innovator in linear and tubular LED lighting solutions for cinematic applications. The business will become part of the Group’s Production Solutions Division alongside Litepanels, the award-winning supplier of LED lighting panels for television... »

FOR-A Names Former Sony Exec. Satoshi Kanemura As New President

April 12, 2021 | By
FOR-A Names Former Sony Exec. Satoshi Kanemura As New President

FOR-A Corporation of America has announced that industry veteran Satoshi Kanemura has been appointed president of the company, effective April 1. Mr. Kanemura joins FOR-A America from Sony Electronics where he was Vice President of Professional Products and Solutions. Former FOR-A America President, Ken Truong, has become Chief Technology Officer of FOR-A America. In his new... »

Creative Solutions Acquires Lightstream to Expand Gaming, Strengthen Cloud Offering

April 12, 2021 | By
Creative Solutions Acquires Lightstream to Expand Gaming, Strengthen Cloud Offering

Creative Solutions, a Division of The Vitec Group plc (LSE: VTC), has acquired Lightstream, a US-based tech company that builds a cloud-native live video platform, broadcast software, and creator tools with specialization in the video game live streaming industry. Lightstream is a world leader in live streaming technology for the massive and fast growing gaming... »

A.I. Specialist DGene Launches in Hollywood

April 8, 2021 | By
A.I. Specialist DGene Launches in Hollywood

DGene, a Silicon Valley and Shanghai-based developer of AI technology, has launched operations in Los Angeles. The company is creating software and services that leverage artificial intelligence and computer vision for entertainment content creation. DGene offers proprietary solutions for virtual production, visual effects, digital restoration, volumetric and holographic capture, and the creation of virtual... »

Iain Neil Joins Cooke Optics as Chief Optics Advisor

April 8, 2021 | By
Iain Neil Joins Cooke Optics as Chief Optics Advisor

Academy Award-winning optical designer and award-winning lens designer Iain Neil has joined UK lens manufacturer, Cooke Optics, as its Chief Optics Advisor. He will be providing consulting advice and support for Cooke’s team of in-house lens designers and supporting the company’s plans to develop next-generation lenses that will keep Cooke at the forefront of the industry. Tim Pugh,... »

Motion 24 Purchases Motion Impossible AGITO Modular Dolly System

April 1, 2021 | By
Motion 24 Purchases Motion Impossible AGITO Modular Dolly System

Motion 24 is one of the UK’s leading companies specializing in moving camera systems. Set up in 2015, it supplies a wide range of equipment — everything from handheld rigs to tracking vehicle equipment through their partnership with Action99 — to film, TV, music, and advertising clients worldwide.  It develops a lot of its own specialist... »

Cinematographer Markus Förderer Uses DoPchoice to Light Bliss

April 1, 2021 | By
Cinematographer Markus Förderer Uses DoPchoice to Light <em>Bliss</em>

Director of Photography Markus Förderer, ASC, BVK shot the Amazon Prime Video sci-fi drama Bliss, starring Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek, lighting it with a combination of Skypanel S360s and S60s, DMG Mini Mix, plus battery-powered Astera tubes. He relied heavily on DoPchoice Snapbags® and Snapgrids® to soften and direct the lights. The story is set around... »