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Under the Radar at Cine Gear 2014

By Helmut Kobler | June 10, 2014

A few cool new products you may have missed

This year's Cine Gear had its share of well-known vendors and their wares (Arri, Litepanels, Dolby, Kessler, SmallHD, etc.) but I like the show because it's a great opportunity to find lesser-known gear that you might not otherwise discover, or have a chance to try hands-on. Here's... Read More

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PowerDirector For Android & Windows 8 Tablets

By Jose Antunes | June 09, 2014

The PC video editor Power Director, from Cyberlink, is now available as a mobile app. For free.

Having already been recognized as a leader in the prosumer video editing market by several respected PC publications, Android and Windows 8 tablet users can now experience the professional-grade video editing capabilities of PowerDirector—such as a timeline workspace, and drag-and-drop for more accurate editing. The app is available for free in both the Google Play and Windows app stores.

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The Foundry Releases OCULA 4

The Foundry Releases OCULA 4

By PVC News Staff | June 05, 2014

Stereo correction toolset gets massive overhaul bringing higher quality results and improved workflows

Leading creative software developer The Foundry has announced the launch of OCULA 4, the latest version of its software plug-in toolset for NUKE, designed to address the problems with stereoscopic imagery.   OCULA 4 introduces a complete overhaul of The Foundry’s industry standard... Read More

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Light Iron Announces All New Live Play 3

Light Iron Announces All New Live Play 3

By PVC News Staff | June 04, 2014

One System for VTR and Dailies Review

Light Iron – a post production innovator specializing in on-site dailies and digital intermediate – has reinvented its popular “Live Play” iPad app to be an all-encompassing VTR and Dailies Review System. The new Live Play 3 boasts an intuitive interface, powerful... Read More

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My RØDE Reel Trumps Tropfest as World’s Largest Short Film Competition

My RØDE Reel Trumps Tropfest as World’s Largest Short Film Competition

By PVC News Staff | June 03, 2014

Entries for the ‘My RØDE Reel’ international film competition have just closed, with a staggering 1,076 films being submitted from 76 different countries. While the judging panel are busy viewing all the entries the public can have their say by watching and casting votes for... Read More

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Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color Fixture

Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color Fixture

By PVC News Staff | June 03, 2014

Company Raises the Bar with Next Generation LED Panel Series

Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, is introducing its new ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color panel at Cine Gear Expo (Booth 64) in Los Angeles on June 6-7. Building on the legacy of the company’s original 1x1 fixture,... Read More

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Bring It, a Challenge for Starting Videographers

Bring It, a Challenge for Starting Videographers

By Jose Antunes | June 03, 2014

Telling better stories with video and photography is the aim of Canon's new campaign: Bring It.

Canon USA announced recently their new campaign, "Bring It", designed to enlighten consumers to a new perspective of telling better stories with higher quality images and video. The campaign, scheduled to roll out this month, features Canon's line of EOS digital SLR cameras and lenses with a rallying cry for everyone to bring their best images and videos to be shared on the Canon "Bring It" microsite.

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Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS to Make ‘Tour’ Stops at AbleCine LA and VTP Burbank

Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS to Make ‘Tour’ Stops at AbleCine LA and VTP Burbank

By PVC News Staff | May 28, 2014

Panasonic has announced that its new VariCam 35 and VariCam HS cameras will be previewed at AbelCine LA  and VTP Burbank in early June, affording Southern California cinematographers an opportunity to see the new models  in advance of Cine Gear Expo.   Winners of industry... Read More

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RØDE Announces New and Improved Blimp Windshield

RØDE Announces New and Improved Blimp Windshield

By PVC News Staff | May 22, 2014

Australian microphone manufacturer RØDE has today announced a fully updated version of its award-winning Blimp system. The new model is now twenty-five percent lighter, with Rycote® Lyre® suspension and premium Mogami cabling.

The original RØDE Blimp as launched... Read More

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Panasonic and Local Resellers to Showcase Pro Video Solutions in ‘See What You Missed at NAB’ Tour

Panasonic and Local Resellers to Showcase Pro Video Solutions in ‘See What You Missed at NAB’ Tour

By PVC News Staff | May 21, 2014

Tour Presents Panasonic’s New Production/Broadcast Technologies To Local AV Professionals

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, along with its Authorized Reseller Partners, will host a cross-country “See What You Missed at NAB” Tour in May and June. The tour will afford local businesses, houses of worship, and sports entertainment and education... Read More

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Evolve IMG and NatGeo’s Wicked Tuna Season 3 Campaign

Evolve IMG and NatGeo’s Wicked Tuna Season 3 Campaign

By PVC News Staff | May 21, 2014

Wicked Tuna, one of NatGeo’s most popular series, began its third season earlier this month. Set is scenic Gloucester, MA, Wicked Tuna follows the stories of Bluefin Tuna fisherman in one of the United States’ most historic seaport towns. These fishermen have been fishing... Read More

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ProAm USA Lends Camera Enthusiasts Support with The New SolidTrax Dolly System

ProAm USA Lends Camera Enthusiasts Support with The New SolidTrax Dolly System

By PVC News Staff | May 21, 2014

Durable and robust, the new SolidTrax Track Dolly and Platform Dolly offer unparalleled stabilization and dynamic movement

ProAm USA, a manufacturer of production equipment for film and video enthusiasts and professionals, today announced the availability of two new dollies: the SolidTrax Track Dolly and the SolidTrax Platform Dolly. A DIY wheel assembly is also available. SolidTrax Dollies are made from the... Read More

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Call for Entries Films & Scripts - LA Shorts Fest

Call for Entries Films & Scripts - LA Shorts Fest

By PVC News Staff | May 21, 2014

Deadline: May 23, 2014

The 18th LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL July 24-31, 2014 is accepting film & scripts submissions. The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).   The only film festival with 7... Read More

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FUJIFILM to Showcase All PL 4K and Cabrio Cine-Style Lenses at Hollywood’s Cine Gear Expo 2014

FUJIFILM to Showcase All PL 4K and Cabrio Cine-Style Lenses at Hollywood’s Cine Gear Expo 2014

By PVC News Staff | May 15, 2014

The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will showcase its entire range of Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses and the Cabrio cine/ENG-Style lens series at the Cine Gear Expo 2014, being held from June 5-8 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood. The Premier PL 4K+ Series... Read More

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Desktop Subscription for Smoke 2015 is Now Available

Desktop Subscription for Smoke 2015 is Now Available

By PVC News Staff | May 08, 2014

Hot off NAB, Autodesk Smoke 2015 editing and effects software is now available. Smoke 2015 adds new effects tools, 3D tracking, support for OS X 10.9 (aka Mavericks), support for the new Mac Pro and better-than-ever interoperability with Final Cut Pro X. "The integration of the timeline... Read More

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Red Giant Looks to the Future with Universe

Red Giant Looks to the Future with Universe

By PVC News Staff | April 30, 2014

50 new free and premium tools. GPU-accelerated. Multi-host app. Rapidly expanding. Community-driven

Red Giant Universe, a revolutionary new community with access to an ever-expanding library of new tools and effects for filmmakers and motion graphic artists, is available today. Membership in Red Giant Universe is free and it allows our members to take control of the future of Universe... Read More

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The Foundry launches MODO 801

The Foundry launches MODO 801

By PVC News Staff | April 25, 2014

New release introduces new, innovative and significantly enhanced 3D content creation workflows

Leading software developer The Foundry has announced the release of a brand new version of its popular 3D content creation application, MODO.   In MODO 801, nearly every element of the end-to-end 3D workflow has been improved upon and tweaked in response to extensive customer feedback... Read More

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AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera

AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera

By PVC News Staff | April 08, 2014

AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds... Read More

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The Foundry announces NUKE STUDIO

The Foundry announces NUKE STUDIO

By PVC News Staff | April 07, 2014

VFX, editorial and finishing in one application

Leading computer graphics software developer, The Foundry has announced an exciting new product at NAB 2014. NUKE STUDIO was announced at a special live announcement event on The Foundry’s booth on Monday evening.

NUKE STUDIO will give users the ability to do VFX, editorial and... Read More

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NAB Day One Tidbit - Edelkrone

By Mark Spencer | April 07, 2014

The news behind the big news

On this first day of the NAB show, I avoided the huge crowds around the BlackMagic and AJA booths and instead dug around in the Central Hall. I wanted to find something that not everyone is talking about.

I have a slider from Edelkrone that I'm quite impressed with and I... Read More

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