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August 31, 2012, 11:28 am
AMSTERDAM - Console maker Solid State Logic (www.solidstatelogic.com) will showcase V5 software for its C100 HDS digital broadcast console at this year's IBC show. The new software is primarily focused on the implementation of Dual Operator Mode, which was developed in response to feedback from a wide range of SSL clients. The enhancement is particularly relevant to mobile installations when two operators are needed to work on complex productions, but where space and weight are at a premium.
March 6, 2012, 3:41 pm
PALO ALTO, CA -- HP (www.hp.com) has introduced new multicore updates and increased expandability on its line of HP Z Workstations. The new workstations feature the latest eight-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, offer up to 512 gigabytes (GB) of DDR3 memory, and support multithreaded workstation applications.
March 2, 2012, 10:55 am
For those in the media production industries, February 29 was a good day to revisit drop-frame SMPTE timecode, because both leap year and drop-frame timecode came into being for the sole purpose of reconciling two different time bases on which we do things with mundane regularity.
March 2, 2012, 10:05 am
VANCOUVER, WA -- Wacom (www.wacom.com) has introduced the Intuos5 line up of pen and tablets. The Intuos 5 line includes small, medium and large models and features multi-touch technology that allows users to interact with the tablet either through the use of the included pen, or via finger touches.
March 1, 2012, 6:18 pm
TORONTO -- Side Effects Software has released Houdini 12, which includes new features and performance enhancements. Built on a powerful new geometry engine, Houdini 12 includes targeted optimizations to dynamics and rendering, and a reworked OpenGL 3 viewport. Houdini 12 also includes Bullet solver integration, Pyro FX 2, faster, more accurate FLIP fluids, production-ready cloth, an Alembic exporter and much more.
February 29, 2012, 10:54 pm
BATON ROUGE, LA -- Pixomondo (www.pixomondo.com), which offers visual effects services through a network of worldwide locations, has plans to open a new facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The facility is Pixomondo's twelfth and the announcement was marked with a press conference featuring Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden and Pixomondo founder Thilo Kuther. The event took place at Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge at the Celtic Media Centre.
February 27, 2012, 10:35 am
HOLLYWOOD -- The 84th Annual Academy Awards took place last night, and while Hugo came into the evening with the most nominations (11) and took home statuettes for VFX, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing, it was clearly The Artist's night, winning Best Director, Best Actor and the coveted Best Picture honors.
February 24, 2012, 8:40 am
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- GenArts (www.genarts.com) recently introduced Monsters GT Version 7, a new suite of visual effects plug-ins. Monsters GT features more than 50 effects that are designed to enrich artists' VFX portfolio.
February 22, 2012, 8:39 am
BEVERLY HILLS - The Descendants, The Artist and Rango took home the top honors for feature dramatic, comedy/musical, and animation at the ACE Eddie awards Saturday night for Kevin Tent, ACE, Anne-Sophie Bion/Michel Hazanavicius, and Craig Wood, ACE, respectively, at the gala awards show at the Beverly Hilton, which was hosted by a very funny Patton Oswalt.
February 21, 2012, 10:15 am
<div style="margin-top:0px; margin-right:0px; margin-bottom:0px; margin-left:0px; padding-top:0px; padding-right:0px; padding-bottom:0px; padding-left:0px; ">SAN ANTONIO, TX -- NewTek (www.newtek.com) is now shipping LightWave 11, the latest version of its professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. LightWave 11 incorporates many new features, such as instancing, flocking and fracturing tools, flexible Bullet Dynamics, and Pixologic Zbrush support.</div>
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