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ASSIMILATE Releases SCRATCH v8.5 Update, Supporting RED's New 8k Weapon Helium Sensor and 8k VistaVision


Support Includes Log3G10 Gamma Space and REDWideGamutRGB Color Space
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

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Focusing on Creativity and Relationships with Events United and Blackmagic Design
Focusing on Creativity and Relationships with Events United and Blackmagic Design
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Digital Colorist Dave Franks Discusses VR Post-Production for Jaunt's
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
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An Interview with Digital Video Producer and Director Edward Payson
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SCRATCH VR Creative Tools
SCRATCH VR Creative Tools
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Video-Based Tutorial:
SCRATCH VR Creative Tools
SCRATCH VR Creative Tools
With the release of SCRATCH 8.5, ASSIMILATE also introduced the SCRATCH VR Suite. This Suite bundles SCRATCH, SCRATCH Web and a series of tools and features for a streamlined workflow for Virtual Reality 360 media - projects. Although the basic viewing of 360 media is available even in the (free) SCRATCH Play version - all the advanced edit, grade and composite tools are only available in the SCRATCH VR Suite which requires a special license. Read More
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SCRATCH VR Introduction
SCRATCH VR Introduction
With the release of SCRATCH 8.5, ASSIMILATE also introduced the SCRATCH VR Suite. This Suite bundles SCRATCH, SCRATCH Web and a series of tools and features for a streamlined workflow for Virtual Reality 360 media - projects. Although the basic viewing of 360 media is available even in the (free) SCRATCH Play version - all the advanced edit, grade and composite tools are only available in the SCRATCH VR Suite which requires a special license. Read More
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REEL TALK RETURNS TO HOLLYWOOD
Continuing to give back to the community of motion graphics and visual effects artists in the Hollywood area, Benjamin Budzak is hosting his annual review and critique of demo reels. With special guest Ryan Summers, they help artist get the most out of their past work so they can find new work. Read More
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Princess Kimbra: Bringing Disney Magic to Life with the Blackmagic URSA
Princess Kimbra: Bringing Disney Magic to Life with the Blackmagic URSA
Once upon a time, a visual effects artist and a Grammy-award winning singer got together to make music video magic and Snow White was reborn. The tale begins when Adam C. Sager, a Portland, Oregon-based VFX supervisor and director, met with Kimbra, a New Zealand-born recording artist, and decided to honor Disney for the inspiration it had given both artists throughout the years. Kimbra had just recorded "I'm Wishing," the song from the classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" movie, for a Disney tribute album, We Love Disney, Australia. Blending reality with Disney magic, Sager created a music video that inserted Kimbra directly into the classic animated film as the heroine Snow White and wicked Evil Queen. Read More
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A Look "Behind-the-Scenes" of Immersive VR
A Look
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

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