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Atomos Ship World’s Smallest ProRes Recorder

Atomos Ship World’s Smallest ProRes Recorder

By PVC News Staff | June 30, 2014

Atomos, creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, confirm that the Ninja Star has completed the first production runs and is being shipped to the reseller channel ready to meet pre-orders. Launched at NAB the Ninja Star is a must have... Read More

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The Evolving Role of Live Online Video in Corporate Marketing

The Evolving Role of Live Online Video in Corporate Marketing

By PVC News Staff | June 30, 2014

Ustream and Wainhouse Research release third research report in Business Video Now series

Live online video is quickly emerging as an engagement tool for marketers looking to cut through the clutter of communicating with external audiences. Whether the video is used to extend the reach of product launch events, to create engaging descriptions of merchandise for sale or to provide... Read More

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Drones Prohibited in United States National Parks

By Jose Antunes | June 30, 2014

Using drones to film nature and wildlife sounds exciting, but new regulations will stop you from doing just that.

The proliferation of the use of drones for video and photography is bound to create concern to some, and the first rules about the use of drones in wildlife areas in the United States of America suggests what may be expected: for now all unmanned aircraft are banned in the United States of America National Parks.

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ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQ

ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQ

By PVC News Staff | June 30, 2014

ARRI is announcing support for the new Apple ProRes  4444 XQ, the highest-quality version of ProRes to date, which is designed to preserve the incredible detail in high-dynamic range imagery through high-end video post-production. ProRes 4444 XQ will be available in the next Software... Read More

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Free Webinar: The Benefits of Using 4K Now

Free Webinar: The Benefits of Using 4K Now

By PVC News Staff | June 25, 2014

The webinar will be held Thursday, July 10 and will be presented by Dell and NVIDIA

Creative professionals are discovering the benefits that 4K can afford them in quality, post, delivery and future-proofing, but these advantages are only the beginning. Numerous opportunities are created at nearly every stage of production with 4K, and professionals need to know and understand... Read More

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The Red Giant Universe Expands with Version 1.1

The Red Giant Universe Expands with Version 1.1

By PVC News Staff | June 24, 2014

Nine new Free and Premium effects. Several updates to existing tools

Today, Red Giant released an update to Red Giant Universe, its new multi-host app library of GPU-accelerated tools. The updated (version 1.1) includes nine new free and premium effects as well as updates that add new features and functionality to several existing Universe tools. These updates... Read More

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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 Public Beta is Available Now

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 Public Beta is Available Now

By PVC News Staff | June 24, 2014

Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools and more

Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 11 public beta is available for customers to download now. DaVinci Resolve 11 is a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive... Read More

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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8

By PVC News Staff | June 24, 2014

Blackmagic Design today announced the release of Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 software which includes updated features for all Blackmagic Design cameras. Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 is available now for download free of charge for all existing Blackmagic Camera customers from the Blackmagic... Read More

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My RØDE Reel Winners Announced and an Extra Special Gift for All Entrants

My RØDE Reel Winners Announced and an Extra Special Gift for All Entrants

By PVC News Staff | June 24, 2014

The winners of the “My RØDE Reel” international short film contest have now been announced, with ‘The Tale of Benjamin Sawyer’ by director Ronnie Bingaman taking out the coveted Judges’ Prize. Ronald shares in more than US$80,000 of prizes along with his... Read More

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NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CC

NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CC

By PVC News Staff | June 19, 2014

New NVIDIA GPU-Powered Features Also Now Shipping In Adobe Creative Cloud Video and Imaging Applications

NVIDIA today announced the first GPU-acceleration of Adobe Illustrator CC -- enabling graphic artists to seamlessly interact with vector art at any resolution, and to smoothly pan and zoom significantly faster than previously possible. With this new feature powered by NVIDIA GPUs, Illustrator... Read More

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Free Update to Red Giant BulletProof Protects Your Shoot

Free Update to Red Giant BulletProof Protects Your Shoot

By PVC News Staff | June 19, 2014

AVCHD and Canon XF Support. Faster Import. PluralEyes Integration

Today, Red Giant released BulletProof 1.2, an update that brings more camera support and other improvements to its footage backup and review tool. BulletProof has been updated to support the AVCHD and Canon XF formats, two mainstays of the industry. In addition to the existing support for... Read More

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360cam: a FullHD Video Camera In Your Hand

By Jose Antunes | June 19, 2014

The 360cam, a FullHD video 360° device, may be the fastest supported project in the crowded market for this type of cameras.

It fits the palm of your hand, weighs less than 180 grams, transforms in a surveillance "light bulb", goes underwater and even flies, paired with a drone. It's a Full HD video camera, the 360cam, from Giroptic.

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Panasonic Introduces AG-AC90A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder With Improved Functionality

Panasonic Introduces AG-AC90A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder With Improved Functionality

By PVC News Staff | June 17, 2014

Owners of Predecessor AG-AC90 Model Eligible for Free Firmware Upgrade to New Features

Panasonic has announced a new professional AVCCAM® HD handheld camcorder, the AG-AC90A, with significant improvements over its predecessor, the AG-AC90. Advances include two new recording options -- a PM mode (1280x720, 8Mbps) supporting sports analysis applications and a CS mode (720x480,... Read More

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Transform Your Videos into HDR Images

By Jose Antunes | June 17, 2014

HDRInstant transforms a series of video images in a full HDR photo. Try it now!

HDRinstant is, according to its creators, the HDRlog company, a program which enables professional and amateur photographers to take video clips of moving scenes shot under high-contrast lighting and turn them into amazing HDR photos.

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HEXO+: Your Autonomous Aerial Camera

By Jose Antunes | June 16, 2014

Funded in one hour in Kickstarter, HEXO+ aims to offer easy aerial filming for everyone.

When the creators of HEXO+ decided to go ahead with their project, they knew their goal: create a system that would make aerial filming possible in the most remote places: on mountains, in the snow, and in all sorts of unpredictable situations that were quite a pain to deal with when trying to sync a drone pilot, a cameraman and a rider. The result is HEXO+ – an intelligent aerial follow camera: no pilot, no cameraman, no headache.

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Hollywood Gimbal Arrives in June

By Jose Antunes | June 16, 2014

The AeriCam Hollywood will be available by the end of June, five months after the crowdfunding of the project started.

Can a handheld camera gimbal blow away traditional steadicams? The creators of AeriCam Hollywood believe so. Presented as a revolutionary 3 axis camera stabilization system with a line of attachments providing full house production capabilities in one package, the AeriCam Hollywood  will be available on the 31st of June 2014.

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The Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces the 2014 Engineering Excellence Award Call For Entries

The Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces the 2014 Engineering Excellence Award Call For Entries

By PVC News Staff | June 11, 2014

Coveted Honor Recognizes Outstanding Technologies for Post Production

The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the 2014 Call for Entries for its Engineering Excellence Award. The Engineering honor showcases inventors, manufacturers, vendors and/or peer post production companies for outstanding product or technology application offerings. Valid offerings may... Read More

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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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