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Festival of Short Films Accepts Mobile Devices

By Jose Antunes | November 27, 2014

JamesonNotodofilmfest begins a new edition that will distribute more than $58,000 in prizes. Mobile devices are accepted.

Since 2001, the JamesonNotodofilmfest, one of multiple film festivals associated with the Jameson Irish Whiskey, has given young people a chance to show their film projects. This year any creator armed with a Smartphone may show there is no limit to their creativity and aspire to win a prize in the new category: Mobile Devices.

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KEEP CALM: The FAA and sUAVs/Drone Rules Examined

KEEP CALM: The FAA and sUAVs/Drone Rules Examined

By Jeff Foster | November 27, 2014

Filtering-out the Facts from Fiction & Paranoia

With the publishing of Jack Nicas and Andy Pasztor's speculative and interpretive article in the Wall Street Journal this past week, it seems every news agency, media outlet and publication has totally lost their minds in a fit of hysteria liken to Chicken Little proportions; sparking "end of days" tweets and forum discussions throughout the social mediasphere that has brought on an industry-wide panic akin to Orson Wells' War of the Worlds live broadcast. Let's just stop right there and breathe for a moment - turn off the TV, put down that paper and let's look at some facts...

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Find Out What It Means to Create Cinematic VR Content for the Oculus Rift

Find Out What It Means to Create Cinematic VR Content for the Oculus Rift

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 25, 2014

Tune in for a live webinar where the unique challenges of cinematic VR are discussed in-depth

Greg Downing, CTO of Santa Monica based VR studio xRez, is a pioneer in the cinematic virtual reality (VR) space. His company specializes in image-based 3D technologies that have been applied on various projects at xRez for the last seven years. He’s working to change the way... Read More

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New EIZO 31-inch 4K Monitor Self-Calibrates

By Jose Antunes | November 21, 2014

The ColorEdge CG318-4K is a 31-inch monitor with 4K (4096 x 2160) native resolution and able to self-calibrate.

Designed for media & entertainment fields like cinema and broadcasting that need increasingly high-resolution formats and require appropriate display solutions for 2D and 3D CGI (computer-generated imagery), visual effects, compositing, and color grading, the ColorEdge CG318-4K  from EIZO Corporation offers an effective resolution of 4096 x 2160, in accordance with the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives). Built so it can be used for both editing and reference work, it is also ideal for photographers and printers requiring a monitor with a high resolution and pixel density.

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PowerDirector 13 Supports XAVC-S and H.265

By Jose Antunes | November 20, 2014

The new version of Cyberlink's PowerDirector video editor reaches the age of 13 and offers new features.

The support for XAVC-S, the latest open standard for 4K and HD videos is on top on the list of features present in the new PowerDirector 13 (it was only available for PowerDirector 12 through an update). For those aiming to import XAVC-S videos and produce MP4 videos up to 3840x2160/60p, this is a viable option for a cost under $100. In fact, the version Ultra, which costs $ 74.99, already offers support for XAVC-S. So, if you’re buying, do not go for the cheapest version, Deluxe, which does not offer this new feature.

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AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production Camera

AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production Camera

By PVC News Staff | November 18, 2014

Now Accepting Orders from Worldwide Reseller Channel

 AJA Video Systems today announced that the company has started accepting orders for the new CION production camera, with an anticipated initial ship date by the end of December. CION is both ergonomic and lightweight with unparalleled connectivity, and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD... Read More

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The Last Patrol: Filmed with a Canon EOS C300

By Jose Antunes | November 17, 2014

The Last Patrol, the third installment of a trilogy of war documentaries, was shot with Canon EOS C300.

The Last Patrol, which premiered on HBO on November 10, 2014, is the third installment of Academy Award-Nominated director Sebastian Junger and cinematographer Rudy Valdez trilogy of war documentaries, which includes Restrepo and Korengal. The filmakers relied on the Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema camera to capture The Last Patrol.

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UPDATE: DJI Announces the Inspire 1 sUAV

UPDATE: DJI Announces the Inspire 1 sUAV

By Jeff Foster | November 16, 2014

A New Form Factor for Professional Aerial Videography

At 4:30pm PST November 12, 2014, DJI launched a new concept in sUAV design specifically for the professional aerial videographer and photographer. I was happy to be invited to this special event with a few of my colleagues and share the specifics around this new aerial craft with you. *LATEST UPDATE 11/16

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Last Chance to Register for the 6K Post-Production Workflow Webinar

Last Chance to Register for the 6K Post-Production Workflow Webinar

By PVC News Staff | November 15, 2014

Join us on Monday for a free webinar presented by HP and Intel

David Fincher’s new film, Gone Girl, employed the first 6K real-time review pipeline in any feature film production. It was the first feature film to be cut on Adobe Premiere and needed to employ an incredibly advanced technical workflow to handle huge amounts of data. Various people with... Read More

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Popular Science Gives Award to 4K Monitor

By Jose Antunes | November 13, 2014

If there was any doubt that 4K is becoming popular, the 2014 Best of What’s New Award given to Acer’s 4K monitor says it all.

Acer’s new monitor, XB280HK, is, no doubt, conceived for gaming, but the fact that it was selected as a breakthrough product among thousands of others in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year, which are being highlighted in Popular Science’s December issue, suggests we will be seeing more 4K monitors in the next months. And not just for gaming. They’re just becoming... popular, meaning prices will come down, and we will see more models coming to the market, for different uses.

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Panavision Rolls Out Primo 70 Lenses at Camerimage

Panavision Rolls Out Primo 70 Lenses at Camerimage

By PVC News Staff | November 13, 2014

Panavision, the company behind the world’s best cinema lenses for 60 years, is showcasing their new line of Primo 70 lenses optimized to work with today’s larger sensor digital cameras. The lenses are being exhibited here at the 22nd edition of the Camerimage International Film... Read More

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Review: MyCloud EX4, a NAS for Dummies

By Jose Antunes | November 12, 2014

The top level for the MyCloud series from Western Digital is the EX4, offering up to 24TB of NAS capacity that is easy to use.

Designed for users needing more space than the regular MyCloud systems from Western Digital offer, the MyCloud EX4 is a four bay NAS or Network Attached Storage that offers photographers and videographers a single place to organize all their files. It's a starting point on the way to create your own cloud at home.

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Panasonic Introduces AW-HE130 3MOS HD Integrated Camera with Highest PTZ Image Quality

Panasonic Introduces AW-HE130 3MOS HD Integrated Camera with Highest PTZ Image Quality

By PVC News Staff | November 12, 2014

New Features Include 3G SDI Out, Power over Internet+, and HD Streaming up to 1080/60p

Panasonic has announced  the new AW-HE130, a  pan/tilt/zoom camera incorporating recently-developed high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3” 3-MOS imagers that produce stunning pictures, even in low light conditions. Revolutionary new features include Power over Ethernet+ (POE+) for... Read More

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Blackmagic Design Revolutionizes the Visual Effects Industry with Fusion 7

By PVC News Staff | November 10, 2014

Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion 7, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available completely free of charge. Fusion 7 for Windows can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website now. Previously getting access to high end... Read More

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New Filters are a Breakthrough in Videography

By Jose Antunes | November 10, 2014

Filters are a must to protect lenses and control light. Breakthrough Photography has a new line of filters. With Traction!

The new Neutral Density, Polarizer and UV filters from the photography startup Breakthrough Photography are launched, for the first time, on Kickstarter! With outdoor photographer Art Wolfe vouching in for the new filters, the small company aims to design and manufacture the worlds best photographic filters. And they promise that “if one of our state-of-the-art traction filters isn’t the best filter you’ve ever used we’ll give you a 110% refund – no hard feelings.”

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4K Notebooks Are Here

By Jose Antunes | November 08, 2014

Acer has a new V Nitro Black Edition notebook. It’s a 15.6-inch model with a resolution of 3840 x 2160. They are not alone!

The new laptop from Acer, which extends their V Nitro Black Edition Series, is a powerful notebook with what can be considered a huge (and strange) resolution for such a small monitor: 15.6 inches. One can just wonder how small some things will look on that tiny LED backlit IPS display. If you thought Full HD display was already difficult to use on a 15.6-inch monitor, imagine what a UHD display that delivers four times the pixels of a 1080p Full HD display will mean.

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Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt™ Pro P2 Memory Card Reader

Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt™ Pro P2 Memory Card Reader

By PVC News Staff | November 05, 2014

Thunderbolt™ Pro P2 Memory Card Reader Designed for Ingesting Panasonic P2 HD, P2 VariCam® Camcorder Video and Metadata

Sonnet Technologies today announced its new single-slot P2 memory card reader with a Thunderbolt™ interface. The Thunderbolt Pro P2 Card Reader is a rugged, pocket-size device for videographers using Panasonic P2 HD and P2 VariCam® camcorders. With its ability to ingest footage from... Read More

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Review: A Pocket NAS from Western Digital

By Jose Antunes | November 04, 2014

The My Passport Wireless is like having your own Cloud always at hand while travelling: the 2TB model can hold 32 64GB cards.

Launched to celebrate Western Digital’s 10 years of the My Passport brand, the new My Passport Wireless may not be the fastest or cheapest external drive around, but having a SD card slot makes all the difference for those on the move. There’s a lot of space for your files on this hard drive, which works a bit like a pocketable NAS or Network-Attached Storage. Or your own Cloud on wheels.

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Attend a Panel Discussion About the Merging of Production and Post at the Atlanta Creative Ball

Attend a Panel Discussion About the Merging of Production and Post at the Atlanta Creative Ball

By PVC News Staff | November 03, 2014

Join us on Saturday, November 8th for a presentation by the Atlanta Cutters

The evolution of digital production has brought about a cosmic shift in the “traditional roles” of Production and Post.  No longer separated by time and distance, now many aspects of Post are done almost simultaneously to production and very often right on... Read More

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