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For NAB 2014, Autodesk has announced the release of Maya 2015. Autodesk has made a number of changes for the 2015 version, mostly in the workflow. Perhaps the most notable of those is to XGen and Bifrost.
XGen is a geometry-simulation engine that has been used for some time by studios, Disney in particular. Similar to other 3D tools, it creates surface features using a polygon mesh but allows the... READ MORE
For NAB, Adobe has announced a number of significant updates to its Creative Cloud video post-production applications.
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The most significant new feature for CC of note for video editors is the increased availability of After Effects features directly from Premiere Pro. You no longer have to leave the application to accomplish many frequently used... READ MORE
From NAB, Avid releases a new manifesto outlining its vision for the future of digital content creation—what it is calling Avid Everywhere.
At this stage, concrete details are scant. But it can arguably be seen as prophesying a paradigm shift for the company, one that in many ways mirrors similar moves on Adobe's part. In a... READ MORE
Anton Bauer released a new generation of Gold Mount brick batteries today, featuring a complete redesign in technology and aesthetics over the previous models. The most major change is a reconstruction of the honeycomb structure that houses the cells. It provides physical separation between the cells, allowing two key benefits: a highly increased airflow that dissipates heat, and cell isolation,... READ MORE
Fujifilm has announced a new high-zoom ratio cine lens, the FUJINON ZK 12x25, geared for 4K digital cinema cameras with Super 35-sized sensors. The lens is equipped with a PL mount and offers an impressive 12x zoom range, which covers focal lengths from 25 to 300mm. The lens will be released in late June, 2014.
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The ZX 12x25 is designed with the... READ MORE
Atomos, creator of the popular Ninja and Samurai external monitors/recorders, has announced a new 4K-capable model will be joining their lineup: the Shogun. As the world’s first 12G-SDI and 4K HDMI monitor/recorder, it is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the 4K HDMI output signal from cameras such as the Panasonic GH4 and newly announced Sony a7S. It is also the first recording solution... READ MORE
From the NAB show floor, DJI announced the latest addition to its extremely popular Phantom quadcopter line: the Phantom 2 Vision+. What's new and exciting about the Phantom 2 Vision+? Most notably, the camera. It features a gimbal-stabilized, 14-megapixel camera that shoots Adobe DNG... READ MORE
HP announced two new DreamColor displays today that once again see HP bringing to market critical color accuracy for digital artists, photographers, and videographers—the HP Z27x and HP Z24x... READ MORE
With an eye on form, function, and a user-friendly experience, Milestone is introducing the M10 and M30 Husky series NVRs that were designed with the end-user at the forefront of their minds.
Leading the way in their simplicity-first approach is automatic camera detection and plug-and-play compatibility with a slew of cameras from a wide range of manufacturers, including (but not limited to):... READ MORE
Striving to achieve proper color balance, system-wide, can be quite the task for any photographer or videographer due to so many variables, from capture to editing to exporting. In order to streamline this system and provide heightened and consistent control across all aspects of the process, Datacolor has just announced the... READ MORE
Tokina has unveiled two ultra-wide-angle zoom lenses as part of their new Cinema ATX line. The two lenses, the 11-16mm T3.0 and 12-28mm T3.0, are re-engineered versions of their popular AT-X 11-16mm f/2.8 and 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX lenses, respectively.... READ MORE
Ikan announced a variety of new products, released in conjunction with NAB 2014, and has expanded its camera-support line by becoming the exclusive distributor for E-Image tripod legs and fluid heads.
For those looking for the freedom of a spreaderless carbon fiber tripod, the E-Image 771CT... READ MORE
Juicedlink, the US manufacturer of on-camera audio solutions, has just announced the development of a new product, the Little DARling Distributed Audio Recorder. This belt-pack-sized device is designed to be worn by the talent and features locking connectors so you can record... READ MORE
GoPro recently announced three new housings, a flex arm, and two free apps. The Blackout Housing, the Gooseneck, the Frame, and the Dual HERO System are the latest accessories from the company, known for their wearable action/underwater cameras, and the GoPro Studio and GoPro App are available as... READ MORE
Canon has unveiled two new Full HD professional camcorders, as well as a new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95-3.9 lens in both EF and PL mounts. Along with these new products, Canon has also announced that an upgraded version of the EOS C100 will be available, featuring Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.
XF200 / XF205 HD Professional Camcorder ... READ MORE