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Razer debuts mobile PC gaming concept design

Razer debuts mobile PC gaming concept design

The Razer Switchblade for mobile gamers, powered by the Intel Atom processor, features an ultra-sensitive, multi-touch screen and dynamic tactile keyboard.

By Courtney Howard | January 12, 2011

Razer, maker of high-end precision gaming products, has unveiled a new concept design based on the Intel Atom processor. The new Atom-powered concept model, codenamed "Razer Switchblade", is designed to deliver traditional PC desktop gaming in a portable form factor. Read More

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Charlex delivers impressive, imaginative visuals in ShapeShifter

Charlex delivers impressive, imaginative visuals in ShapeShifter

Charlex, with narrator Gabriel Byrne, takes viewers on a journey through a dream world abundant with 2D and 3D imagery.

By Courtney Howard | January 11, 2011

"ShapeShifter," the latest computer graphics experience from Charlex, opens mysteriously on a dark car, speeding through the night on winding mountain roads. The eye-catching visuals accompany a haunting musical composition and prose poem, read by Gabriel Byrne. Read More

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Intel’s 2nd Generation Core processors boast ‘visibly smart’ visual and 3D graphics technologies

Intel’s 2nd Generation Core processors boast ‘visibly smart’ visual and 3D graphics technologies

Intel's 2nd generation Intel Core processors are designed to deliver rich, instantaneous visual experiences-from streaming HD video to eye-catching digital signage to impressive 3D graphics.

By Courtney Howard | January 11, 2011

Intel Corp., during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, unveiled the 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family, infused with greater video, graphics, and 3D capabilities. The upgraded product line-well suited to the 3D, video, entertainment, graphic design, digital signage, and consumer market segments-is the first to sport Intel's new "visibly smart" microarchitecture, combining visual and 3D graphics technology with high-performance microprocessing on a single chip. Read More

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BSkyB calls for creative 3D content

BSkyB calls for creative 3D content

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) launches the first 3D TV channel, Sky 3D, and challenges digital content creation (DCC) industry to deliver innovative, high-quality, and comfortable 3D content and experiences to consumers.

By Courtney Howard | January 09, 2011

At the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), executives of British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) Group, a public satellite broadcasting company offering service in the United Kingdom and Ireland, are endorsing Certifi3D, Technicolor's 3D certification program. Launched in December 2010, the certification program is geared toward broadcasters, network service providers, and content owners with the goal of "delivering quality and comfortable 3D experiences to end consumers," according to a company spokesperson. Read More

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Microsoft and Samsung unveil Surface 2.0

Microsoft and Samsung unveil Surface 2.0

Microsoft Corp. and Samsung Electronics demonstrated the next generation of Microsoft Surface, on Samsung's upcoming SUR40 device, at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.Microsoft Surface SDK now available to application developers for delivering unique experiences.

By Courtney Howard | January 09, 2011

Microsoft Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled the next generation of Microsoft Surface, version 2.0, at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Microsoft Surface, combining Microsoft software and Samsung display technology, enables people to share, collaborate, and explore together using a large, thin display that recognizes fingers, hands, and other objects placed on the screen. Read More

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Technicolor drives demand for multimedia and 3D content with MediaNavi, Certifi3D

Technicolor drives demand for multimedia and 3D content with MediaNavi, Certifi3D

Technicolor presents its Certifi3D 3D certification program and its new MediaNavi multi-screen content platform at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

By Courtney Howard | January 09, 2011

At the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Technicolor is presenting its Certifi3D 3D certification program and launching MediaNavi, its multi-screen content platform. The latter is "designed to make navigating the universe of content simple, seamless, and social for consumers everywhere," reveals a representative. Read More

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AMD showcases new embedded technologies at CES

AMD showcases new embedded technologies at CES

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) presents new embedded hardware and previews its upcoming processors, including the first accelerated processing unit (APU).

By Courtney Howard | January 09, 2011

AMD has announced new desktop processors, including the company's fastest quad-core desktop processor, in response to the recent growth of high-definition and 3D digital content and immersive visual experiences. The new AMD releases are targeted at customers seeking a computer that offers multi-core performance, versatility, high-definition video, and 3D graphics. Read More

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Adults in China, India, and South Korea live more “visual lives” than in U.S., study reveals

A new study, conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Intel Corp., reveals some surprising trends in the U.S., China, Germany, India, and South Korea.

By Courtney Howard | January 09, 2011

American adults trail adults in China, India, and South Korea when it comes to living a "visual life," according to a new study. Intel Corp. revealed during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the results of a recent "Visual Life" study conducted online by Harris Interactive. Read More

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NewTek Ships LightWave™ 10

NewTek Ships LightWave™ 10

3D artists' gain interactive viewport rendering, and much more...

By Scott Gentry | December 30, 2010

3D artists' gain interactive viewport rendering, real-time stereoscopic preview, Virtual Studio Tools for immersive walkthroughs and the first complete linear color space workflow, all within an enhanced user interfaceSAN ANTONIO - December 30, 2010 - NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, releases NewTek LightWave™ 10-the latest version of its Emmy® Award-winning 3D software. LightWave 10 delivers a whole new set of capabilities for 3D producers and studio pipelines. Now, 3D artists have the ability to focus on the creative process with tools that provide immediate feedback-whether they work alone or in a multi-software studio. Read More

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When is a NAS not just a NAS

Network Attached storage as sexy as I could make it

By Steve Hullfish | November 20, 2010

Why do other guys on PVC do all the sexy reviews about stuff like new cameras and I always choose to write about unsexy stuff like waveform monitors and network attached storage?Probably because when I write about something it's because I just need something that is going to do a job for me in the background while I get the work done with my clients and creative partners. Hence, another unsexy, but critical review of something to make your life a little better while you get out and get stuff done. May I present the QNAP TS-659 Pro? QNAP has a bunch of other NAS and server products, but this one seems pretty well suited for my small business. Read More

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Hey, how about a MacPro clone to give us the system we need

It'll never happen but a Mac clone might be just what the doctor ordered

By Scott Simmons | November 17, 2010

For professional editors and post-production artists the choice of Macintosh is usually almost a religious decision. We want to nothing to do with the PC, not in the edit suite or with our machines at home.Macs have always had a prominent place in creative disciplines like graphic design, photography so Macintosh dominated post-production is no surprise. The Mac OS has always felt like it was created as a simpler, more elegant way to work with your computer so that has appealed to the right-brain thinkers since day one. Read More

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Hands-on with the Panasonic AG-3DA1 S3D Camcorder

Using the 3DA1 at the Createasphere / Panasonic 3D Workshop

By Adam Wilt | November 14, 2010

Last weekend I attended the two-day Createasphere 3D Production Workshop Utilizing Panasonic AG-3DA1 Cameras in Burbank, and got a good overview of the issues in shooting stereo 3D (S3D) content, as well as some immensely instructive hands-on experience with the AG-3DA1 S3D camcorder. Read More

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Foundry Releases CameraTracker and Kronos 5.0 Plug-ins for After Effects

CameraTracker enables 3D tracking without leaving After Effects. Kronos 5.0 brings updated retiming technology.

By Mark Christiansen | August 10, 2010

The Foundry, makers of Nuke and the Furnace tools, today released two After Effects plug-ins, and they are two of the biggest additions to come to the application in some time.CameraTracker will soon be the "I can't believe I lived without this" addition to After Effects, allowing you to matchmove a 3D camera to a scene directly from the Composition viewer. It's also an "I can't believe they pulled this off" piece of technology which rivals Trapcode for pushing the After Effects API to its limit, as it offers a multi-stage automatic tracking pipeline with the ability to manage individual points and work with selections, all without requiring a separate application.Kronos 5.0 offers a whole new approach to retiming footage, bringing the latest technology at the heart of the Furnace retiming tools to After Effects. It uses BLINK technology to leverage an nVidia CUDA GPU for optimum speed and performance with this processor-intensive task. Included with Kronos is a separate effect just for adding motion blur, called, intuitively enough, MotionBlur.Node-locked licenses of CameraTracker will be available later today for $250, floating license $375Node-locked Kronos 5.0 for After Effects are $100, floating license $150More complete coverage and reviews of these two effects to follow. Read More

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Innovation and Cinema 4D Part Two: William Dudley on Virtual Sets

Part Two of an interview with the production designer of Peter Pan, featuring circular virtual scenery around a live play.

By Mark Christiansen | July 29, 2010

In the second and final part of this interview, I chat with visionary production designer William Dudley about the usage of projection and computer generated spectacle in a live setting. (Click here to read and listen to the first part.) Read More

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NAB 2010: Final Thoughts

Another NAB has come and gone. What did the passing waves leave behind on the beach?

By Adam Wilt | April 23, 2010

It looks so peaceful at night...

I only had two days at NAB this year, but I still came away with the strong impression of three major trends; call them the 3Ds... Read More

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NAB 2010: Final Thoughts

Another NAB has come and gone. What did the passing waves leave behind on the beach?

By Adam Wilt | April 23, 2010

It looks so peaceful at night...

I only had two days at NAB this year, but I still came away with the strong impression of three major trends; call them the 3Ds...Click here to read the rest of Adam's thoughts on NAB 2010. Read More

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NAB Pix: 3D Rigs

Various alternatives for getting two cameras pointed in the almost the same direction.

By Adam Wilt | April 22, 2010

NAB showed that there are quite a few different ways to shoot stereo 3D. A lot of the buzz was about the Panasonic AG-3DA1 camcorder shown here, and rightly so: few other rigs come close to having anything like the usability of a standard, single-lens camcorder. Read More

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NAB Video - 3D Rigs

Looking at beamsplitter rigs, and GV's amusing display.

By Adam Wilt | April 22, 2010

A look at Grass Valley's 3D marketing, followed by a walkaround of several two-camera beamsplitter (a.k.a. mirror) rigs. 900x506 QuickTime movie, 1 Mbit/sec h.264. Read More

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NAB Pix: 3D Rigs

Various alternatives for getting two cameras pointed in the almost the same direction.

By Adam Wilt | April 22, 2010

NAB showed that there are quite a few different ways to shoot stereo 3D. A lot of the buzz was about the Panasonic AG-3DA1 camcorder shown here, and rightly so: few other rigs come close to having anything like the usability of a standard, single-lens camcorder.Click here to se the rest of Adam's pictures and thoughts of 3D camera rigs at NAB 2010. Read More

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NAB Video - 3D Rigs

Looking at beamsplitter rigs, and GV's amusing display.

By Adam Wilt | April 22, 2010

A look at Grass Valley's 3D marketing, followed by a walkaround of several two-camera beamsplitter (a.k.a. mirror) rigs. Click here to see Adam's video (900x506 QuickTime movie, 1 Mbit/sec h.264). Read More

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