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Adobe Demos Future Technology At NAB

Adobe showed some awesome stuff at NAB. My favorite was a future version of Premiere that transcribes your footage, then makes the transcription searchable for both editing and publishing to…

Final Cut Server Now Shipping

From Apple’s website: Apple today announced that it has begun shipping Final Cut Server, a powerful software solution for media asset management and workflow automation. A scaleable server…

Working with RED Footage

Working with RED Footage

For my unfair comparison of three cameras, I had to process RED clips to a greater degree than I had previously, including dealing with odd overexposure artifacts. I relate my…

Red to Avid Workflow Utility

Red to Avid Workflow Utility

Rainer Standke, longtime participant on the FCP-L and Avid-L2 mailing lists, editor, and software developer, has released XMiL Sequencer. This handy utility allows editors to import file-based…

Mammoth HD – Rolls Out the RED (4K)

Mammoth HD – Rolls Out the RED (4K)

Mammoth HD’s new MHD/RED Library opens with footage shot on the RED Digital Cinema – RED ONE Digital Camera. The RED ONE captures images in 4K, 3K…

dvGarage Announces New Version of dvMatte Pro 3.0 Studio for Apple Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 and Motion 2

dvGarage Announces New Version of dvMatte Pro 3.0 Studio for Apple Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 and Motion 2

SAN FRANCISCO – March 5, 2008 – dvGarage, a provider of tools and training for the next generation of media artists, today announced that dvMatte Pro 3.0 Studio, the…

NewTek Announces LightWave 3D v9.5

NewTek Announces LightWave 3D v9.5

NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced LightWave v9.5, a major update to its award-winning 3D application, LightWave 3D. LightWave v9.5…

Autodesk Reduces Pricing for Maya Unlimited and Announces Maya 2008 Extension 2

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced reduced pricing for Autodesk Maya Unlimited 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software — the tool of choice…

RE:Vision Effects, Inc. releases SmoothKit 2

RE:Vision Effects, Inc. releases SmoothKit 2

SmoothKit is a set of 9 special purpose filters that complements the basic blurs provided by host applications. SmoothKit’s emphasis is precise control on the filtering process, with…

Data Management #1: Getting Organized

In the next few articles I’m going to be discussing data management, including storage, backup and archiving. I’ll be looking at the different kinds of devices…

QuickTime 7.4.1 available

Apple has just released an update to QuickTime that fixes a problem introduced in QuickTime 7.4 that caused problems with After Effects renders. In short, when a render to…

Magic Bullet Frames Now Shipping

Magic Bullet Frames Now Shipping

Red Giant Software, developer and publisher of professional digital video tools including the award-winning Magic Bullet Looks shipped Magic Bullet Frames v1.0. It is now possible to shoot…

Welcome to Information Technology 101!

With information technology (IT) becoming a larger and larger part of the media business, the editors at PVC want to help you get the most out of your computer systems…

Flip4Mac Image Server Component for Final Cut Pro Now Available

Flip4Mac Image Server Component for Final Cut Pro Now Available

Telestream, the provider of award-winning Flip4Mac® digital media tools for the Mac, today announced availability of the newest addition to its growing line of professional MXF components. The…

The Foundry Releases Furnace 4 Plug-ins

Leading visual effects software developer The Foundry is delighted to announce the release of its Furnace 4 plug-ins for eyeon Software’s Fusion. The recently released toolset is…