Changing the customer conversation with predictive data analysis By IDG.TV From integrated big data platforms to location-based mobile apps to real-time package tracking, the ability to explore, segment and predict customer behavior is a rapidly expanding frontier. ...Read More »
Clear skies: Starting up in the cloud By IDG.TV The infrastructure cloud computing world is dominated by vendors like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, so is there room for startups? ClearSky Data in Boston thinks so. The company launched in 20 14 and helps customers manage primary data on premises in the cloud. Network World's Brandon Butler recently visited ClearSky to talk to the founders about what it's like to be a startup in the cloud. ...Read More »
Deluxe VR in Interactive GE Store VR Experience By Ko Maruyama VR has been a great experience for gaming and education. In GE's store experience, produced with Deluxe VR, virtual reality allows users to see the many different characteristics of the business, and get a deeper, immersive appreciation for the company's involvement through the different parts of our lives. ...Read More »
MAXON Roadshow coming to you By Ko Maruyama MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce the schedule for its highly anticipated Cinema 4D Road Show. ...Read More »
Content Insider #486 - 360, VR Everywhere By Miles Weston I'd probably enjoy IBC just as much even if it weren't in Amsterdam but I sure wouldn't want to find out. Or maybe the city just looks better through 360/VR glasses because everyone at the convention centre seemed to have the suctioncup lines on their face. But the discussions at IBC - suppliers, studios, networks, filmmakers, production people - always seemed to touch on how quickly VR had come and how much further it had to go. True VR isn't "brand new" because it's been around since 1929 (Link Simulator) and the first headsets were introduced in the 1960s but now we've got affordable cameras to shoot 360 video and defining VR films. Most of the films are short right now - under 30 minutes - but it won't be long before we have a solid feature film. ...Read More »
Researchers strive to create underwater vehicles that swim like fish By IDG.TV The Navy has given researchers at Florida Atlantic University a $258,008 grant to study the movement of fish in order to enhance the motion of underwater vehicles. ...Read More »
PNY's Siggraph 2016 Event Wrap Up At SIGGRAPH 2016, PNY demonstrated how NVIDIA Quadro GPUs are revolutionizing next-generation professional VR workflows. NVIDIA Quadro GPUs offer low-latency VR rendering, scalable performance and synchronization across multi-GPUs. Available from select PNY Partners, Iray Certified Rendering Systems showcased how Quadro multi-GPU support provides performance scaling for even the most demanding models or scenes in a digital workflow or production pipeline. ...Read More »
Syber Gaming Delivers VR and 4K-Ready Small Form Factor Gaming PC Syber Gaming has announced delivery of its C Series, a small form factor system maximized for space while giving users a fully-powered 6th generation Intel Core-based rig that's both virtual reality (VR) and 4K ready. The Syber Gaming C Series starts at $795. ...Read More »
A Look "Behind-the-Scenes" of Immersive VR By Lou Wallace With 2016 being its breakout year, 360° VR productions are everywhere. And VR headsets - like Samsung GearVR, Google Cardboard, or Oculus Rift - are making it a quality, immersive experience. But what's going on "behind-the-scenes"? ASSIMILATE is at the forefront of supporting VR with its new SCRATCH VR Suite that includes all the post tools - conform, color grading, compositing, and finishing - to work in 360° media, and includes SCRATCH Play for playback and SCRATCH Web cloud-based collaboration and review tools that are automatically formatted for 360° viewing in VR headsets. Getting out in the field with customers, Lucas Wilson and Jeff Edson, CEO at ASSIMILATE talked with us about how they are responding to the VR market with its SCRATCH product line to offer creators the streamlined professional and powerful production and post-production tools that are needed to enhance and finalize the look-and-feel of VR content. ...Read More »
Interview: Scott Gainey, CMO, SentinelOne By IDG.TV IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Scott Gainey, Chief Marketing Officer of SentinelOne, speaks to Josh London, CMO of IDG, and shares his thoughts on the importance of qualitative data in determining the right marketing strategy, understanding the buyers path to purchase and more. ...Read More »
How to create a culture of innovation By IDG.TV CIO.com's Rich Hein spoke to seasoned IT leaders to learn the ways in which they foster a workplace culture that values and rewards innovation. ...Read More »
Splice is a cloud based platform that lets musicians collaborate By IDG.TV The founders of splice wanted to usher in a new era of music creation by using open source software to find and share music files. ...Read More »
Interview: Jim Kruger, CMO, Polycom By IDG.TV IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Jim Kruger, Chief Marketing Officer of Polycom, speaks with Josh London, CMO of IDG, and discusses the value of carefully applying marketing technology to improve your ability to meet customer needs, understand buying intent and more. ...Read More »
Telling the History of St. Louis Organized under the banner of the Missouri Historical Society, the Missouri History Museum, the Library and Research Center, and the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in St. Louis are not your typical local history institutions. In addition to the main museum building, which houses public galleries, classrooms, and an auditorium, it also consists of a Library and Research Center. Here is housed a library, archives, artifacts, documents, photos and prints, moving images and sound. The institution also runs the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, which was builtas a local military museum honoring individuals from St. Louis who we lost in World War I. ...Read More »
Digital Colorist Dave Franks Discusses VR Post-Production for Jaunt's "Pure McCartney VR" Digital colorist Dave Franks enjoys helping to deliver bleeding-edge projects, like director Tony Kaye's VR experience: "Pure McCartney VR"- a five-part series of stereoscopic virtual reality (VR) experiences, produced by Jaunt Studios. Innovation in the delivery of musical content has been a passion for Paul McCartney, so the VR space was a perfect medium for him to collaborate with director Tony Kaye and Jaunt to release these episodes. Each one of them is a unique vignette of McCartney discussing the origins of some of his most iconic music and other anecdotes within environmental montages of his artwork, photographs, and related imagery. ...Read More »
Interview: Mike Marcellin, CMO, Juniper By IDG.TV IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Mike Marcellin, Chief Marketing Officer of Juniper, speaks to Josh London, CMO of IDG, and shares his thoughts on the importance of intent data, the value of a trust-based connection with customers and more. ...Read More »
Ride the Pokemon wave and watch your business grow By Paul Fitzgerald for America's Backbone Weekly Learn how to take advantage of the Pok mon craze by downloading the app to grow your business. ...Read More »
Hawaiki Keyer releases a new plugin for Final Cut Pro By Ko Maruyama Hawaiki Keyer 3 is a simple chroma keyer for Final Cut and Apple Motion artists who want a simple solution for lifting their subjects from greenscreens. The new keyer from Hawaiki includes several features that will be important to any editor/compositor, most notably features that will allow editors to control light wrap transfer modes. ...Read More »
Rapid review: Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod By IDG.TV Hands on with the Hasselblad True Zoom camera Mod for Motorola's Z Droid smartphones. ...Read More »
Land Rover lets you control your car while skydiving By IDG.TV British adventurer, Ben Grylls, tested out the new Land Rover Discovery's Intelligent Seat Fold Technology while jumping from a plane. Using a smartphone app, drivers will be able to perform a variety of functions including closing the windows of their car and checking the fuel level from anywhere in the world. ...Read More »
Littlstar puts you at the center of the VR universe By IDG.TV Powering VR and 360 video experiences for companies like NBC, ABC, Showtime and Discover, among many others, VR platform startup Littlstar has positioned themselves as a leader in the future of entertainment. ...Read More »
Sibling duo Jocelyn & Chris Arndt By IDG.TV Siblings Jocelyn and Chris realized early on that they possessed a talent for making melodies together. Coupled with the use of on-the-go apps and gadgets the duo is able attend Harvard University as well as tour on the road. ...Read More »
Singer-songwriter Raphaelle By IDG.TV Artists like Nina Simone gave singer/songwriter Raphaelle the inspiration for writing soulful melodies, but the combination of her laptop and Logic Pro help her continue to write music on the go. ...Read More »
WayUp connects students & recent grads with jobs & internships By IDG.TV WayUp is an online marketplace that helps brands find great young talent, and helps college students and recent graduates find jobs and internships. ...Read More »
Meetup brings people together IRL By IDG.TV After 9/11 Meetup founder Scott Heiferman saw an opportunity to use the internet to get people off the internet and connecting and sharing interests in real life. ...Read More »
Pixel Squid: New Rubble By Ko Maruyama PixelSquid, a company built by the same creatives behind TurboSquid, offers amazingly easy ways to add 3D objects from an existing library to your Adobe Photoshop compositions. If you don't have Photoshop, there's an iOS app that allows you to add 3D objects on your iPhone! ...Read More »
Muzzle Flash and Smoke By Ko Maruyama Many compositors rely on stock media to complete their visual effects work. Having larger libraries offer potential for diverse types of VFX elements in a single project. Rampant Design has teamed up with FilmRiot and Triune to produce a new library for filmmakers ...Read More »
New Rendering Potential for CINEMA4D By Ko Maruyama There are so many options for rendering your 3D scenes. Most 3D applications come with options included, but the opportunity to render with a dedicated piece of hardware and/or software provides some amazing capabilities that only a specific render technology can offer. MAXON's agreement with NVIDIA will create additional creative possibilities for CINEMA4D artists. ...Read More »
IBC: Video Capture Made Easy By Ko Maruyama Video professionals know that capturing HD is easier than ever before, but reliable plug&play solutions, especially those that don't require additional power supply are increasingly important. Today, video capture is important to hobbyists, social media content creators, and traditional video production pipelines. AJA's U-TAP HDMI is a quality piece of gear to cover a wide range of videographers. ...Read More »
Content Insider #483 - Little But By Miles Weston We know you take storage for granted except when it's slow, not available, dies. But filmmakers are always thinking about their storage. They don't want much just fast, rugged, reliable, HUGE and inexpensive. No I didn't say cheap I said inexpensive and it was the last check mark for the filmmaker because reshooting is way too expensive and often impossible. At FMS (Flash Memory Summit) awhile ago industry experts - manufacturers, integrators and filmmakers - spent a day telling the attendees how they work, how they use flash and what they need to handle the growing volume of content they capture, process, produce and finalize for folks to consume at the theater as well as on their TVs, computers, tablets, smartphones. Great content is too valuable to lose. Just ask the people who make their living as creative visual/audio storytellers. ...Read More »
Singer Clara's 'Parasite' Music Video Shot with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K by TruLove Post In the music video for her single "Parasite," singer Clara takes a unique approach. The song is about a girl who repeatedly tries to steal her friends' lovers, like bees who try to steal the honey bee's honey. Clara uses the music video not as a storyline for the lyrics, but as a message and a warning to the offending girl, while also expressing the feelings and confusion one goes through when trying to understand why someone would act that way. ...Read More »
Tale of Design By Larry O Connor The relationship of Apple and Adobe has been strained at times especially in the areas of design and photography. Thru the years Rick Redfern has been involved in testing, using key products with Adobe pushing the products beyond their initial designed limits in applications that today seem commonplace and routine. It's an interesting tale of the creative evolution of the two firms. ...Read More »
Focusing on Creativity and Relationships with Events United and Blackmagic Design Where do musicians turn when they prepare carefully for gigs, only to find their performances ruined by poor production? They take matters into their own hands. That's what Tim Messina did when he founded Events United in Londonderry, NH. Events United is a full-service audiovisual production company specializing in houses of worship, concerts, theaters, corporate events, weddings, and other special events. ...Read More »
Content Insider #481 - Not Really By Miles Weston If you've been following the video streams from Rio with your VR headset on you've really gotten the feeling that you are there without spending a lot of money on flights and hotel. You're also getting the feeling of being at the center of the action and the crowd without the crowd. You'll have to forgive the enthusiasm of NBC, BBC, the Olympics committee and announcers who are telling you how great the activities are in VR. It ain't. It's pretty good 360 video they're streaming to you. Ok I'm being picky about the differences but so are a lot of filmmakers who are shooting and prepping 360 and VR films. Try both...you'll feel the difference. ...Read More »
ASSIMILATE Releases SCRATCH v8.5 Update, Supporting RED's New 8k Weapon Helium Sensor and 8k VistaVision Always at the forefront of post-production support for the latest RED digital camera formats (www.red.com), ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH 8.5, build 909, now includes support for RED's new 8K Weapon Helium Sensor, as well as the 8K Weapon VistaVision-sized Sensor (full frame). Support includes the Log3G10 gamma space and REDWideGamutRGB color space. ...Read More »
Shooting "Savior" on URSA Mini 4.6K Dillon McEvoy (DP), Mike Overton (Director) and Matt Ramey (Producer) are film students at Chapman University and just completed their Junior level Advanced Production short film." And you would be hard pressed to tell the difference in quality between their film, "Savior," and a big-budget Hollywood film. To create a high quality war film is a huge undertaking. You have to get the uniforms right. Weapons and scenery have to be accurate, and you have to combine that with action scenes, VFX, physical effects, such as blood, and making sure you get the right actors that can believably inhabit the role of soldiers. And for a student film, all on a miniscule budget that would not even pay for catering on a typical Hollywood set. ...Read More »
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