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Apr 14, 2015 BREAKING: Blackmagic Announces Lighter and Better URSA Mini

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BREAKING: Blackmagic Announces Lighter and Better URSA Mini

As all the folks lucky enough to be attending NAB 2015 already know, Blackmagic has some very exciting new products slated to be released this year. Check out the rest of this article for more titillating details! Continue reading “BREAKING: Blackmagic Announces Lighter and Better URSA Mini”…

Apr 6, 2015 Motion Media Does Art Walk

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Motion Media Does Art Walk

Last Thursday, the Seattle Motion Media Project space launched at the Seattle Pioneer Square Art Walk with a soft opening. The Motion Media Project space featured the work of visual artist, Robbie Schroeder. Continue reading “Motion Media Does Art Walk”…

Sep 12, 2014 Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.

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Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.

Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.

Well this comes as a shock…Blackmagic Design announced today at IBC that they have acquired eyeon software to compliment DaVinci Resolvee 11 and their apparently growing software business.  What do you think? Is this going to be good for Fusion or bad?

Read the press release below.

IBC 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands – September 12, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.

eyeon’s Fusion 7 will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2014 booth in Hall 7, Stand H20.

Fusion 7 is one of Hollywood’s leading visual effects compositing and motion graphics tools and has been used on thousands of feature film and television projects. Most recently, Fusion 7 has been used on feature films like Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Captain America, Gravity and more.

Fusion 7 combines the best in motion graphics and high end visual effects compositing into a single application. In addition to its advanced compositing tools, Fusion 7 also includes comprehensive paint, rotoscope, keying, layering and titling tools, along with an amazing particle generator system. It can import geometry from other applications as well as create its own elements, like text and particles, from scratch. Elements can be composited together and quickly output using Fusion’s GPU accelerated render engine. Multiple renders can be combined in one project to render different aspects of the same scene. Fusion 7 goes beyond just compositing layers and has a full set of creation tools for building objects and scene elements in a 3D system that can handle millions of polygons with complex shading.

“We’re really excited about the acquisition of eyeon,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “Fusion compositing, 3D and motion graphics software has been used on some of Hollywood’s biggest visual effects blockbusters. When used together with DaVinci Resolve for editing and grading, Fusion also gives customers the world’s most advanced tools for 3D compositing, visual effects, motion graphics design and more!”

“Blackmagic Design is the most progressive company in professional post production today,” said Steve Roberts, CEO and founder of eyeon. “With their focus on developing the best solutions and a global network of offices, Blackmagic gives customers the products and services they deserve. The acquisition of eyeon will provide greater development and support of Fusion and Generation, where customers will now have more dynamic, comprehensive, and faster solutions for their creative needs.”

“Fusion 7’s great 3D improvements have added to our toolkit, giving us options that greatly expand our ability to quickly put together shots and make final adjustments without the need to go back into a 3D app for changes,” said David Stinnett, VFX Supervisor, Blur Studios, Thor: The Dark World and Amazing Spiderman 2. “Fusion 7 expands our ability to stay flexible for whatever the job demands.”

Continue reading “Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.”…

Sep 10, 2014 Boris Continuum Complete 9 & Red 5.5 Now Available for DaVinci Resolve 11

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Boris Continuum Complete 9 & Red 5.5 Now Available for DaVinci Resolve 11

Boris Continuum Complete 9 & Boris RED 5.5 Now Available for DaVinci Resolve 11


Your favorite plug-ins now work in your favorite finishing solution.

For the first-time ever, Boris FX now supports DaVinci Resolve 11 (and Resolve Lite) for Boris Continuum Complete 9 (BCC) and Boris RED 5.5 (the successor to Avid FX).

Top 6 Reasons to Buy Boris Continuum Complete 9

  1. Create 2D and 3D resolution-independent title sequences
  2. Add special effects – 3D shatters, 3D ripples, bend, taper, and twist!
  3. Fix barrel distortion and image defects
  4. Vertex and pixel shader technology for interactive bump and reflection mapping
  5. Create, save, and share custom presets among other team members that also have BCC or RED installed (regardless of host application)
  6. GPU-accelerated for ATI/NVIDIA/Intel graphics cards

 

Sep 5, 2013 Blackmagic Production Camera Update

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Blackmagic Production Camera Update
This Just In:  In case you haven’t already seen it, here’s an update on the Production Camera 4K posted by Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty on their forum yesterday:
“I just want to give you an update on the 4K camera.
As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we received the production sensors much later than we expected. When we built cameras from them we saw some big differences in the images between these production sensors vs the pre production samples we originally received. What this means is that we have been working over the last few weeks to replace a bunch of the software in the camera that handles the sensor calibration and image processing.
It’s taking a bit longer than we expected to do this and we think its going to take about 3 to 4 weeks more to get those changes done and to get the QA process completed before we can start shipping.
We apologize for the delays from the original promised date. Ultimately, image calibration is a very important step so we want to make sure this is done properly before shipping.”

Aug 2, 2013 Blackmagic Cinema Camera Update

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Update

Blackmagic Cinema Cameras have become extremely popular, and are one of the best cameras available today for the price.   Speaking of price, Blackmagic has announced that both the Cinema Camera EF and the Cinema Camera MFT are now both just $1,995.

From the Blackmagic email:

Camera Update

The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is now shipping and there is a software update for it posted on our web site.

There are some new features in the software for the Pocket Cinema Camera. You can now focus by pushing the focus button when using an active MFT lens. This makes it very easy to accurately focus. The focus peaking feature is still there and you enable it by double pressing the focus button. The focus zoom feature is enabled by double pressing the OK button.

There will be an update for the 2.5K Blackmagic Cinema Camera soon that will also add these features, plus new de-bayer processing that will improve the cameras sharpness when shooting non RAW files.

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is not yet shipping as we need some more time. Our first batch of sensors was delivered only this week, so we have not been able to complete the software for the camera. We expect to start shipping in about 3 to 4 weeks once the final software work and testing is completed.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Price Reduction

We have worked very hard over the last year to be able to build the Blackmagic Cinema Camera at a lower cost so we can reduce the price and allow access to digital filming to a wide range of cinematographers and photographers.

We have done it and from today the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and MFT models will be reduced in price to US$1,995. This is very exciting and is one of the proudest moments of my life to be able to do this!

I think people will be able to use the savings to invest in some exciting lenses and rigs to really boost the creative possibilities. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is a fantastic design that’s now well proven. The advantage of the 2.5K sensor is it has enough resolution to eliminate the bayer resolution loss of a HD sensor, but when shooting RAW it produces files that are too not to big to store and work with easily. It’s a fantastic solution.

All orders placed that have not yet been filled, can be reduced to the new lower price.

Jun 5, 2013 Extension 1 for Autodesk Smoke 2013 Now Available for Download

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Extension 1 for Autodesk Smoke 2013 Now Available for Download

Extension 1 for Autodesk® Smoke® 2013 software is now available for customers with Autodesk Subscription.
Extension 1 supports BlackMagic Design® video I/O cards and devices, offers improved trimming tools, and provides enhanced performance and stability.
To download and for more information, Login to your Autodesk Subscription Center account.

Also Grant Kay from Autodesk has posted a wealth of training videos for Smoke 2013 Extension 1.

So now all the Getting Started Videos, 40+ movies, have all been produced on Smoke 2013 Extension 1. In addition to this, I have made the materials available for download as well. So you can get all the materials and follow along with the lessons.

Check out Grant’s Blog for more information.

Apr 8, 2013 Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

A beautifully designed, pocket sized digital cinema camera that includes powerful features such as Super 16mm sized 1080HD sensor, super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, built in SD card recorder for Apple ProRes, lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW capture and active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all in an attractive compact design for only US$995.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Key Features:

  • High resolution 1080HD Super 16mm sized sensor with superior handing of image detail.
  • Super wide 13 stops of dynamic range allows capture of increased details for feature film look.
  • Compatible with extremely high quality Micro Four Thirds lenses. Compatible with other mounts via common third party adapters such as PL mount and Super 16 cine lenses.
  • Built in SD card allows long duration recording with easy to use media.
  • Open file formats compatible with popular NLE software such as ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW. No custom file formats.
  • Features all standard connections, including mini jack mic/line audio in, micro HDMI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay, headphone mini jack, LANC remote control and standard DC 12 power connection.
  • Built in LCD for camera settings via easy to use menus.
  • Supports 1080HD resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps.
  • Compatible with DaVinci Resolve Lite color grading software.

You can pre-order the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera at Motionmedia.com

Oct 14, 2012 Blackmagic Cinema Camera Shipping Update

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Shipping Update

Hey guys, here’s the latest from Blackmagic on the status of the Cinema Camera.  If you haven’t already done so, you should call us to pre-order a camera, they are first come first served.

Here is another update on the camera shipments.

Some good news. If you have read my other posts about the causes of the camera delays then you know we have been dealing with a problem with our sensor supplier related to contamination of the glass that’s bonded on the front of the sensor. It’s not been clean and so we had to stop production of cameras.

There have been two issues here we have been dealing with, the first that the sensor supplier has not been able to see the contamination because their tests were not good enough, and secondly that they need to find a way of bonding the glass on the sensor without contamination.

The good news is that we got a small shipment of sensors that the sensor supplier had tested with their new test setup and they were all ok when we built cameras with them. This is good because they will now be able to see sensors that are contaminated and not ship us anything that’s unable to be used to build a camera.

Also, the sensor supplier has done a small run of sensors at the new company that’s bonding the glass and they got almost a 100% pass rate, which is also great. This means they finally have a solution to bonding on the glass that looks like it will work.

The plan at the moment is to do a small production run this week and we hope to get those sensors next week where we can build cameras using them and see how it all goes.

But things are looking quite good. This run of cameras next week will test the sensor supplier’s ability to build sensors without contamination and to also be able to test them correctly so we only get good sensors. If that’s all ok then we look like we will be able to move back into production.

I will update everyone next week when we know. I also hope to have more info on how fast they can ramp up with this new supplier and the new test.

I hope this update helps.

Regards,

Grant
Blackmagic Design

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Sep 20, 2012 Blackmagic Cinema Camera Shipping Status Update

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Shipping Status Update

If you haven’t seen the Cinema Camera shipping update on Blackmagic’s forum yet, here’s the most recent post from Blackmagic Marketing Communications Manager, Terry Frechette:

“Wanted to jump on and let everyone know that the status regarding camera shipments has not changed since our update from last week. We are still working out the issues regarding one of the camera’s components that is coming into our factory slower than expected, and do not have a set timeframe for shipping in volume or how many cameras will be shipped this month.

We know that there is conflicting information about shipping dates being talked about, but please understand that when there is an update to share we will be posting that news here on this forum.

We ask that you please be patient with us as we are doing our best to get more stock flowing as quickly as possible, and that we will be communicating to customers and resellers when we have more details.”

Motion Media has many that have been on order since the day it was unveiled at NAB. The line of people waiting increases daily, so get your order in ASAP if you want one!

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Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R18 – New Features
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Maxon announced the release of Cinema 4D R18 today at Siggraph in Anaheim. After watching some of the demos and reading a bit about it, the new features look pretty great. Take a look at the press release below from Maxon, and check out this Promo to find out how you can get a free copy of Cinema 4D R18.

iToo Software Call for Submissions!
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iToo software is looking for submissions for their showreel for 2016. If you have any Archviz, Animation, VFX or other shots you’d like included, get in touch with them today.

Autodesk Subscription Changes Coming Soon.
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Starting Feb 1, 2016, Autodesk will no longer allow for the late renewal of Maintenance Subscription contracts after expiration and all subscription agreements must be renewed on time. It is crucial that you do not miss your renewal date! Read on to get more information.

Atomos Shogun Studio
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V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max 2016 is Here
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V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max 2016 is VR-Ready and fully compatible with 3ds Max 2016. This free update for V-Ray 3.0 customers includes support for major VR formats, including Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR.

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Motion Media Does Art Walk
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Last Thursday the Seattle Motion Media Project space launched at the Seattle Pioneer Square Art Walk with a soft opening. The Motion Media Project space featured the work of visual artist, Robbie Schroeder.

Webinar: Network Attached Storage for Creative Workflows
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We want to teach you about Seagate NAS Solutions! Join Motion Media and Seagate to learn about how Seagate NAS solutions are ideal for all creative environments from Game Development, VFX and Animation to Post Production.

Motion Media Presents Robbie Schroeder!
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On April 2nd, Motion Media Project presents the work of Seattle artist, Robbie Schroeder. Join us at our Seattle, Pioneer Square gallery space for the April 2nd Pioneer Square Art Walk.

Motion Media’s Top 8 GDC Picks
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Motion Media attended the GDC 2015 last week. We went, we saw, we conquered. Now we are catching up on our sleep. Check out out top 8 picks for the most exciting attractions featured at the convention hall.

Join the Motion Media Madness Bracket Challenge!
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Register for the Motion Media Madness Bracket Challenge and you would win a Robox 3D Printer or other great prizes. Challenge the Motion Media team along with your peers to see who is the best at guessing who’s going to win!

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Realflow 10 from Next Limit Has Arrived!
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Phoenix FD Maya Beta Now Available
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Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R18 – New Features
Jul 25, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

Maxon announced the release of Cinema 4D R18 today at Siggraph in Anaheim. After watching some of the demos and reading a bit about it, the new features look pretty great. Take a look at the press release below from Maxon, and check out this Promo to find out how you can get a free copy of Cinema 4D R18.

V-Ray Beta 3 for Revit Has Been Released
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V-Ray Beta 3 for Revit is now ready! Beta 3 runs noticeably faster — up to 30% faster. We’ve also refined the interface, improved interactive rendering and added support for Revit 2017.

Available now – V-Ray 3.4 for 3ds Max and Maya
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V-Ray 3.4 for 3ds Max and Maya is now available as a free upgrade. All you have to do is login to your Chaos Group account and download it, it’s that simple.



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