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Kodak Presents a Conversation with Cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr. on The Master

By PVC News Staff | November 19, 2012

Company Will Also Showcase Innovative New Line of Asset Protection Films

Kodak is hosting a discussion with cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr. at Plus Camerimage, the international film festival of the art of cinematography, on November 28 at 15:30 (3:30pm) at the Opera Nova, first floor seminar room. Festival attendees will hear first-hand why Malaimare and director Paul Thomas Anderson chose to shoot 85% of the critically-acclaimed movie on the 65mm film format and to project it on 70mm in selected theaters. Read More

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Fujifilm Unveils New Fujinon Cabrio PL Mount Zoom and Ultra-Wide HDTV Field Production Lens

By PVC News Staff | November 16, 2012

Introducing two new high-performance FUJINON lenses

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division is introducing two new high-performance FUJINON lenses: the PL 85-300 Cabrio lens (model ZK3.5x85) and the XA99x8.4BESM ultra-wide field production lens. The PL 85-300, a PL Mount zoom lens in the Premier PL digital cinematography family, capitalizes on the popularity and success of its predecessor, the PL19-90mm Cabrio (Model ZK4.7x19). The new XA99x8.4 is a box style HD lens, ideal for producing live sports and entertainment events. Read More

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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries for Annual TV Awards

By PVC News Staff | November 14, 2012

To qualify, shows must have premiere broadcast dates in the United States between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is accepting submissions for their annual television competition. Directors of photography can enter in three categories: (1) An episode of a regular half-hour series; (2) An episode of a regular hour-long series; and (3) A movie or miniseries made for television. The deadline for entries is noon (PDT) on December 3. Finalists will contend for top honors during the 27th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom on February 10, 2013. Read More

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Innovation Key To All-New Spyder Pod Vehicle Camera Mounting System

By PVC News Staff | November 14, 2012

Digital Juice releases professional, easy-to-use system to safely mount high-end cameras for action shots

Digital Juice®, the highly acclaimed developer of digital content and professional camera gear and accessories today announced the release of Spyder Pod. The Spyder Pod is an innovative Vehicle Camera Mounting System that features ratcheting mechanical joints, industrial grade suction cups and variable length mounting rods for an unprecedented level of ease of use. Read More

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Blackmagic Design Adds ProRes 422 (HQ) Recording and Playback to HyperDeck Shuttle 2

By PVC News Staff | November 14, 2012

This new update also includes full closed caption support for all HyperDeck models

Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of HyperDeck software update 3.6, a new update to its revolutionary solid state disk (SSD) recorder which adds support for Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) into HyperDeck Shuttle 2, plus new closed caption support for all HyperDeck models. At only US$345, the HyperDeck Shuttle 2 with the new ProRes compression feature significantly reduces the size of uncompressed HD video files while preserving full frame 10-bit 4:2:2 quality, allowing customers to record up to six times longer. Read More

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Drift Innovation Debuts the Drift HD Ghost

By PVC News Staff | November 09, 2012

The Drift HD Ghost packs industry-leading features including wearable on/off remote control with LEDs displaying mode in use, continuous loop video recording, built-in Wi-Fi and an integrated 2-inch Gorilla Glass® LCD screen for instant playback and sharing

Drift Innovation, the award-winning action sports technology company specializing in the capture and sharing of digital imagery, launched the most feature-rich and intuitive action camera yet - the Drift HD Ghost. Building upon a unique feature set, which includes an industry-first two-way LED remote control with on/off indicator light, video recording/tagging capabilities in continuous loop mode, and an integrated 2-inch Gorilla Glass® LCD screen, the Drift HD Ghost is the best all-in-one solution on the market. Read More

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Createasphere’s Entertainment Technology Expo Brings Entertainment Community Together

By PVC News Staff | November 09, 2012

Delivered Engaging Keynotes, Exhibits, First-Ever DPW Lab, Post Production Master Class and Gear Alley

4th Wall Studios' transmedia keynote conversation with Behnam Karbassi, Elan Lee, Zach Schiff-Abrams and Sean Stewart at the Entertainment Technology Expo, Burbank, Calif. November 7, 2012. Photo courtesy Jessica Jewell

Createasphere, a global community builder for the entertainment technology industry, delivered two days of innovation, connections, engaging panels, intensives and a exhibit area filled with new tools and technologies at the Burbank Marriott. Among the features was a keynote with Peter Deming, ASC; an innovative transmedia keynote by the founders of Emmy(r) Award-winning Fourth Wall Studios; the launch of the first-ever Digital Process Workflow Lab; and hands-on demonstration and illustration of the camera operators' work in Gear Alley as well as a "How'd You Get That Shot?" - a compelling discussion from members of the Society of Camera Operators (SOC). Read More

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Wipe the Slate Clean with All-New Subtle Animated Backgrounds

By PVC News Staff | November 07, 2012

Digital Juice releases Animated Canvases™ Collection 11: Clean Slates with instant download and boxed DVD product options

Digital Juice® has announced the release of Animated Canvases™ Collection 11: Clean Slates, available as either an Instant Download or boxed DVD product. Animated Canvases are subtle background animations that are designed to be the foundation for any video or motion graphics project. In this new collection, video editors and motion graphics designers will find a unique mix of subtle animated backgrounds specifically designed to give editors a clean slate to build on, a backdropthat can help them highlight and frame their text, videos and images. Read More

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New Twist On Classic Christmas Carols In Latest Toxic Traxx™ Layered Music Release

By PVC News Staff | November 07, 2012

Digital Juice delivers high energy arrangements with up to 10 remixable layers in premium Toxic Traxx 3 Cinematic Christmas volume

Digital Juice®, the highly acclaimed developer of digital content for video and motion graphics artists announced today that its is releasing Toxic Traxx™ Volume 3: Cinematic Christmas. The Toxic Traxx™ product line is a unique new compilation of layered production music like the music used in Digital Juice product promo videos. Toxic Traxx™ Volume 3: Cinematic Christmas features instantly-recognizable Christmas carols that have been perfectly re-designed for use in promotional-style video and motion graphics productions. Read More

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Canon Wins 2012 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award

By PVC News Staff | November 06, 2012

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Honors Canon's Work on Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that Canon Inc. will be recognized at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards for "Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras." Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering. Read More

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This Changes Everything

By PVC News Staff | November 06, 2012

Promax Announces Platform

For years facilities have relied on multiple servers to manage specific tasks in order to accomplish post production workflow. Today, everything changes. Read More

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FilmLight’s Baselight Used to Grade Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania”

By PVC News Staff | November 05, 2012

Animation, lighting, effects and stereography for Hotel Transylvania were completed by Sony Pictures Imageworks

Hotel Transylvania, Sony Pictures Animation's monster hit comedy that already broke records at the U.S. box office, went through final colour grading and stereo finishing in full 3D on Baselight. Completed at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment's digital intermediate facility, DI Colourist John Persichetti used Baselight to apply the finishing touches to the film prior to its worldwide release. Read More

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Image Quality and the Contemporary Cine Lens

Image Quality and the Contemporary Cine Lens

By PVC News Staff | November 05, 2012

This presentation will discuss current aspirations in video image quality and how these bear upon contemporary cine lens design

Digital imaging continues to advance at a rapid pace. Hardly has High Definition digital video become an established norm than new global standards have been written for 4K and even 8K digital imaging systems. The proliferation of digital cinematography cameras over the past half-decade has seen an accompanying expansion in new cine lens designs. Canon is an increasingly active player in this exciting new arena. Read More

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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Dean Semler with Lifetime Achievement Award

By PVC News Staff | November 02, 2012

Rodney Charters, Robby Müller and Curtis Clark Will Also Receive Tributes

Dean Semler ASC, ACS; Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC; Robby Müller, NSC, BVK; and Curtis Clark, ASC will be honored by their peers during the 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards to be held February 10 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom. Semler will receive the 2012 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award; Müller will be presented with the International Achievement Award; Charters gets the Career Achievement in Television Award; and Clark collects the President's Award. Read More

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Agenda Announced for the Boston SuperMeetUp, Nov. 9

By PVC News Staff | October 31, 2012

Oscar nominated film editor Tim Squyres, A.C.E. will be a featured guest

The CPUG Network has announced the Third Annual Boston SuperMeetUp, to take place on Friday, November 9, 2012 in Theater 1 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common in Boston, MA. Featuring Oscar nominated film editor Tim Squyres, A.C.E., NYC based directors Jason and Josh Diamond and San Francisco based filmmaker Kanen Flowers, this SuperMeetUp promises to be one of this season's premiere social gathering of the New England creative production and post community. Tickets are on sale online only. Read More

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ready2go Comes of Age with All-new Projects & Templates for After Effects®

By PVC News Staff | October 31, 2012

Digital Juice releases multipurpose ready2go Collection 21 in instant download or DVD format

Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing ready2go™ Projects & Templates for Adobe After Effects® Collection 21. ready2go projects contain animated template graphics that provide After Effects users with a variety of professional finished looks, and feature expertly designed "drop zones" for text and video. This new collection in the ready2go library is available for purchase as either an instant download or as a boxed DVD product. The designs in this collection are multipurpose in nature, making them perfect for a wide range of projects from wedding videos, business presentations and network show promos to broadcast television commercial spots, sports highlights reels and training material. Read More

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Sony Expands Large Sensor Camera Family with New 4K Camera Systems

By PVC News Staff | October 30, 2012

New PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 Models -- Plus New PL Lenses, Battery, RAW recorder, Viewfinders, and Recording Media -- Expand Sony's Line of End-to-End 4K Acquisition Solutions

Sony Electronics is unveiling two new CineAlta 4K cameras, complemented by a full line of new accessories. The new cameras - models F55 and F5 - have a modular and compact design for easy configuration, and each features a new type of 4K Super 35mm image sensor with a 4096 x 2160 resolution (11.6M total pixels). Read More

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Peter Deming, ASC to Keynote at Createasphere’s Entertainment Technology Expo

By PVC News Staff | October 30, 2012

Cinematographer to Give Sneak Peek into the Making of Oz: The Great and Powerful

Peter Deming, ASC, will topline a keynote discussion on November 7 at 5 p.m. at this year's Fall Entertainment Technology Expo (ETE) presented by Createasphere. ETE takes place at the Burbank Marriott and runs from November 7-8. The show offers a thriving environment for ongoing education and networking with industry professionals, content creators, technicians and solution providers who are making significant advances in entertainment technology. Read More

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Focus on Sports Photography: Peter Read Miller

By PVC News Staff | October 30, 2012

Striking a balance between personal experiences and practical information, he will cover a number of different topics and subjects

Canon Explorer of Light Peter Read Miller has been photographing athletes and the sporting life for more than 40 years. The seasoned image maker has covered eight Olympic Games, 37 Super Bowls, the Stanley Cup Finals, the Kentucky Derby, and more. He's also shot portraits of such sports luminaries as Muhammad Ali, Joe Montana, Magic Johnson, John Elway, and Gabriella Reece. His images have been chosen for more than 100 covers of Sports Illustrated. Read More

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Autodesk Flame 20th Anniversary Edition Releases Today

By PVC News Staff | October 30, 2012

Major Redesign of Autodesk Flagship VFX Software Includes Robust Visual Effects and Color Grading Toolset

Autodesk today released the Flame 20th Anniversary Edition., a major redesign of its premier VFX software. Announced at this year's International Broadcasting Convention 2012 (IBC), the new software is part of Autodesk Flame Premium 2013. The suite integrates visual effects, editorial and real-time color grading, streamlines complex tasks, improves speed and features a new creative workspace, top-level editorial timeline integration and an enhanced GPU pipeline. Read More

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