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ASSIMILATE Launches SCRATCH Web


First Professional Cloud-based Multi-user Collaboration Tool to Offer Individual Clip, Timeline, or Timeline+Version Sharing
ASSIMILATE Launches SCRATCH Web
ASSIMILATE launched SCRATCH Web, the first professional cloud-based multi-user collaboration and review tool that offers individual clip, timeline, or timeline+version sharing (SCRATCH CONstruct), and native support for industry-standard RAW camera formats. Now creative professionals in the digital cinema and broadcast industry - from producers, directors, DPs, and DITs, to editors, VFX and post artists - are able to publish RAW material in any format, in any resolution, at any time, from anywhere in the world. Read More

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AJA LUT-box Advances Color Control for Documentary Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger
AJA LUT-box Advances Color Control for Documentary Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger
Award-winning German Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger has captured several prominent national and international feature films over the years including "Chiko", "Blutzbrüdaz", and "Boy7" as well as documentaries like "Violinissimo" and "Cosmic Encounters 3D." Bolliger's latest documentary venture, "The School on Magic Mountain," recounts the story of one American teacher's mission to equip a group of students with the knowledge and skills to become future leaders. The principal shooting of the documentary, directed by Radek Wegrzyn and produced by Detailfilm, started in autumn 2014 in Switzerland and Sweden. Read More
White Paper:
IP Routing -
IP Routing -
At $12Bn a year the IP switch market is approximately 40 times bigger than the SDI router market. This scale drives an investment in R&D - with consequent rapid development and reduced costs - that is simply impossible in the broadcast business. Broadcasters can benefit from this economy of scale and high velocity development but only if they stay with mainstream equipment. Building specialist IP switches for broadcast is a bad idea - it cuts us off from the IT future. Read More
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Editing 4K Video on Surface Pro with Sony Vegas
Editing 4K Video on Surface Pro with Sony Vegas
A few weeks ago I showed that a Microsoft Surface 3 could successfully run a full on non-linear video editor using Sony Vegas 13 Pro as the host program. But I wanted to see how the 'experience' of using the Surface Pro was, that is in use, how it would fare and was it actually usable as against simply capable? To start with, I really threw a challenge at it, loading up some 4K footage shot from Panasonic's HC-X1000 pro camera. The footage was ingested with no fuss and throwing it on the timeline caused no protests from either Vegas or the Surface. Read More
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Surprising Experiences with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Surprising Experiences with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
When writer/director Deep Williams (no relation) found me through my work as DOP on "American Pastime" (Warner Brothers/2008), he was looking for a specific look and feel for his upcoming short film project, "The Sac Fly." He liked the feel of the imagery created for "American Pastime," where the images play a big part in creating the mood and help tell the undercurrents of the story. His pitch had me from the beginning-a dramatic story of racial inequality, told with black and white imagery. The issue became not one of "can I" or "will I" do it, as I was obviously interested, but one of budget. Read More
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Fractal Visuals
Fractal Visuals
One might think an 18 year old film student would be just starting to learn the ropes of the film world. But John Byron Hanby IV, a freshman at The University of Texas at Austin, already has years of experience under his belt. He even started his own production company when he was just 16. Discovering his passion for filmmaking at age eight while making a documentary about his local martial arts studio, John began to dabble in short films and corporate videos. In December 2012, he founded his production company, Fractal Visuals. Read More
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Q&A with Ian Hamilton, CTO of Signiant
Q&A with Ian Hamilton, CTO of Signiant
We can't just brush off successful attacks as someone else's bad security practices. We all need to be smarter about security, which means learning from what happened and letting go of outdated thinking. It's no longer about thinking you can completely defend against every possible cyber attack, but also about monitoring and adjusting practices as quickly as the attackers do. Read More
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Documentary Express
Documentary Express
Plenty of people move to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actor or filmmaker. In order to find regular work and make a successful career out of it, it really helps to learn the ropes from someone who has experienced it firsthand. It certainly takes a lot of hard work to be successful, as Michael Buffo knows. After all, not only has he found success as an actor and filmmaker, but he also began two production companies and a school to share his knowledge with the next generation of young actors and filmmakers. The MCOE site features a Digital Media Lab with computers and state of the art editing software, a black box theater, a high definition television studio with professional control rooms and a radio station designed for broadcast as well as podcast production. Read More
New Release:
AJA CION Production Camera
AJA CION Production Camera
AJA Video Systems showed off a brand new production camera at this year's NABShow (2014), and like many announcements that take place at professional trade shows it was only a glimpse of what cameramen could add to their wishlists (and 2014 budget considerations). Well, it's time to check the CION camera off your wish list and put it in your studio. The CION is now shipping. Read More
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"Only 78" Documentary Filmed With Blackmagic Design Cinema Cameras
Jawad Mir is a Toronto based filmmaker who owns and runs two production companies: Film-Style Weddings and Sky Blue Productions. Film-Style Weddings offers high end wedding videography services, while Sky Blue Productions focuses on commercials and films. Jawad's passion for story telling is evident in both companies' productions. He aims to tell simple but meaningful stories in an insightful and powerful way. Jawad recently learned of a small coastal community in Nova Scotia, which is at risk of becoming uninhabitable on account of a deteriorating seawall. He has set out to make a documentary about the issue of various coastal communities. To tell the story of "Only 78," Jawad and his crew used two Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve. Read More
Project Profile:
AJA LUT-box Advances Color Control for Documentary Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger
AJA LUT-box Advances Color Control for Documentary Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger
Awarding-winning German Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger has captured several prominent national and international feature films over the years including "Chiko", "Blutzbrüdaz", and "Boy7" as well as documentaries like "Violinissimo" and "Cosmic Encounters 3D." Bolliger's latest documentary venture, "The School on Magic Mountain," recounts the story of one American teacher's mission to equip a group of students with the knowledge and skills to become future leaders. The principal shooting of the documentary, directed by Radek Wegrzyn and produced by Detailfilm, started in autumn 2014 in Switzerland and Sweden. Read More

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