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Mar 16, 2017 Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k Camera Test & Color Grade

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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k Camera Test & Color Grade

Check out this video where the youtube channel Tested, takes a look at the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k camera and puts it to the test. Take a look for yourself.

Joey goes in-depth with the Blackmagic USRA Mini 4.6K cinema camera, testing it for various types of shoots and explaining the use of color spaces and LUTs for post-production editing. Using DaVinci Resolve, Joey guides us through his workflow for grading footage shot in a flat color profile.

The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k is a lightweight miniaturized URSA featuring an incredible 4.6K Super 35 image sensor with global shutter and a massive 15 stops of dynamic range! The super compact and lightweight design is perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting. That means you get a handheld camera with higher resolution and better dynamic range than most Super 35mm film! URSA Mini shoots up to 60 frames per second, has a super bright 5 inch foldout viewfinder, dual RAW and ProRes recorders and more. You can select from four models of URSA Mini with 4.6K or 4K image sensors and either EF or PL lens mounts.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6kBlackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k side

Blackmagic URSA Mini is designed to be used on feature films, television shows, commercials, indies, documentaries, music videos and more. The stunning quality of its 4.6K sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range lets you capture epic cinematic shots, while its compact size is perfect for solo shoots or smaller crews! You can easily customize URSA Mini with high quality cinema lenses, rails, matte boxes and more. The optional shoulder mount kit features a quick release mounting plate so you can go from handheld to shoulder or tripod in seconds, making it perfect for pickup and run shooting situations. It’s the handheld Super 35mm digital film camera that you can use anywhere and, because it’s an URSA, everything you need is built right in!

Get your Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k Here

 

Jun 17, 2015 Atomos Shogun Studio

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Atomos Shogun Studio

The all new Atomos Shogun Studio was announced at this year’s Infocomm.

The Atomos Shogun Studio is the word’s first all-in-one 4K/HD, 2ch, dual 7” 3RU rack recorder, monitor, and playback deck! 

At its core, Atomos Shogun Studio delivers:

  • A future proof path to 4K and 1080p60, recording to popular professional codecs like Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHR and Cinema DNG all in 10-bit 4:2:2 quality.
  • Utilize the 2 channels for dual codec, dual resolution recording. Record simultaneously (e.g. 4K ProRes on one channel, 2K/HD DNxHD on the other) or convert or duplicate files (e.g. create a 4K ProRes version of a 4K DNxHR file).
  • Powerful scheduled playback and record via Ethernet, Serial & On-screen. The combination of playlist generation and dual channel play out in 4K or down scaled HD can be used to schedule synchronized play out for video walls, signage, projection or broadcast.
  • Class leading monitors & test measurement for perfect 4K viewing & set up. The 7” 325ppi monitor offers an array of scopes, 3D LUTs, 2:1/1:1 zoom, 179 degree viewing area, safe area grid lines and can be calibrated using the optional Spyder unit.
  • Powerful & intuitive AtomOS offers one touch simplicity for any operator.
  • The Atomos Master Caddy for reliable, affordable open standard media – the new digital tape.
  • Built in continuous HDMI and SDI down conversion and down scaling from 4K to 2K/HD to any infrastructure.
  • Dual redundant power supplies, for mission critical reliability.

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May 29, 2015 Autodesk 360 MegaBots Design and Engineering Challenge

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Autodesk 360 MegaBots Design and Engineering Challenge

Early last month, Autodesk wrapped up their MegaBots Design Challenge, and declared 3 winning designs.

For those not in the know, MegaBots is a Bay Area based fighting robot company. Yes. A fighting robot company. Their goal is to create an entire league of manned mechanized machines of mayhem that will wow arenas full of spectators in epic scale paintball battles.

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Apr 22, 2015 Motion Media’s 4k Bundle

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Motion Media's 4k Bundle

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — To improve data consolidation and maximize performance, Splash Entertainment, an animation studio involved in distribution, post production, online content creation and video on demand (VOD), moved away from older, mismatched storage solutions and switched to Motion Media’s new 4K Studio Bundle, which is built upon Infortrend’s EonStor DS storage systems. The bundle also includes solutions from Infortrend’s technology partners, namely Tiger Technology’s Workflow Controller and ATTO’s 16Gb/s FC connectivity and offers users in the media and entertainment (M&E) industry with some of the strongest features available. Continue reading “Motion Media’s 4k Bundle”…

Mar 20, 2015 Cool and Useless Stuff Made by 3D Printer

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Cool and Useless Stuff Made by 3D Printer

There are quite a few useful things that you can make with a 3D printer, and those things have gotten quite a bit of news coverage. These things include but are not limited to padlocks, lamps, clips, small, rare replacement pieces for mechanical objects, kitchen tools, iphone cases, guns, guitars, etc. We want to talk to you today about all the useless chotchkies you can make with a 3D printer that will bring pure joy to your life. The possibilities are endless. We say, try your hand at printing an alien skull, a tiger figurine, or a Princess Leia style bikini. We’ve even seen some incredible art come out of 3D printing. Here are our top 10 non-utilitarian uses for 3D printing. Continue reading “Cool and Useless Stuff Made by 3D Printer”…

Sep 24, 2014 G-Drive ev Promo – 2TB FREE!

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G-Drive ev Promo - 2TB FREE!

G-Drive ev Promo

 

G-Drive ev Promo

Maximize your workflow with 4TB of hot swappable storage. For a limited time, buy one GDOCK ev™ with Thunderbolt™ with its two included  G-DRIVE® ev 1TB drives, and get 2 additional G-DRIVE® ev 1TB drives FREE! Seamlessly move up to 4TB and store more with four.

That’s a US retail value of $949.85 for the price of $649.95. Save $300 with this G-Drive ev Promo until 11/29/2014.

 

With the G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt fully expandable dual-bay storage system PLUS 4 of the ultra-fast, high performance, ruggedized G-DRIVE ev drives, you gain the speed and flexibility your work demands today. That’s Performance, Flexibility & Scalability.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

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Aug 14, 2014 Bluefish444 Software Update – 5.12.0

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Bluefish444 Software Update - 5.12.0

Bluefish444 Software Update 5.12.0

Windows Installer 5.12.0 available for Download Now!

The Bluefish444 development team has been hard at work rolling in new features and format support to the latest Bluefish444 Windows installer 5.12.0. This is a major update and is free to download from the Bluefish444 home page.

New features:

  • Windows 8.1 support
  • Video modes at 48fps
  • New Firmware updater
  • Adobe Transmit Update
  • Open IO Update
  • Assimilate SDI Plug-in Update

Bluefish444 Software Update for Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams

Bluefish444 have update our support to include Adobe CC 2014 updates bringing:

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014
4K/2K/HD/SD SDI Playback and Capture from Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014.

Adobe After Effects CC 2014
4K/2K/HD/SD SDI Playback from Adobe After Effects CC 2014.

Adobe Speed Grade CC 2014
2K/HD/SD SDI Playback from Adobe Speed Grade CC 2014.

Adobe Audition CC 2014
Professional multi-track Analogue and Digital audio monitoring from Adobe Audition CC 2014.

New features:

  • Custom sequence presets for Adobe PP CC 2014
  • Improved 4K playback performance
  • 4K sequence rendering in Uncompressed and XAVC
  • UHD/4K SDI video capture

 

Bluefish444 Software Update for Assimilate Scratch

5.12.0 includes advanced SDI monitoring support for the latest version of ASSIMILATE SCRATCH v8.

New features:

  • UHD/4K SDI output at 48, 50, 59, 60 fps
  • Improved Real-time performance in 8 & 16bit
  • Automated Plug-in install

 

Bluefish Software Update for Avid

Bluefish444 installer 5.12.0 adds Open IO support to the latest AVID Media Composer (v8) update.

New features:

  • Open IO support for AVID Media Composer (v8)

Windows Installer 5.12.0 available for Download Now!

Bluefish444 Software Update 5.12.0

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Jul 31, 2014 Matrox MicroQuad Software Update

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Matrox MicroQuad Software Update

Matrox MicroQuad

The Matrox MicroQuadUtils version 1.2 is now available. This release allows MicroQuad to preserve customized labels after a power cycle. 

Note: New units coming out of production will have this firmware installed. Existing customers who wish to upgrade their units will need to download the MicroQuadUtils software package. This will install a firmware updater as well as a Remote Control Panel application that will allow them to change the labels of their quadrants. The firmware updater will advise customers if their firmware is up to date. 

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Jul 1, 2014 Nvidia GPU Acceleration Comes to Illustrator

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Nvidia GPU Acceleration Comes to Illustrator

NVIDIA announces first ever GPU acceleration for Adobe® Illustrator® CC

NVIDIA now enables graphic artists to seamlessly interact with vector art at any resolution, and to smoothly pan and zoom significantly faster. With this new feature powered by NVIDIA GPUs, Illustrator CC can now accelerate the entire canvas by up to 10x faster than with CPU alone. This new version of Illustrator CC is now shipping in the latest 2014 update of Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes even more GPU optimizations throughout creative apps including Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC, SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, Photoshop® CC, and Adobe Anywhere. Watch the video and read more.

This news was featured in CNETeWeekDigital Media WorldGraphicDesignMacWorldSlash Gear, and Venture Beat, among others.

Jan 22, 2014 DJI Phantom now at Motion Media

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DJI Phantom now at Motion Media

The new DJI Phantom with GoPro Mount could be the coolest thing we sell right now, and if you shoot anything with your GoPro, you’re going to want one of these. At only $479, you can’t get any better arial footage anywhere.  Check out these videos below for some reviews and some crazy footage. Be sure and click read more for a whole bunch more.

Overview Video

Niagara Falls Footage

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New FumeFX Feature Film & Games Reel

The new FumeFX feature film and games reel is pretty amazing. It showcases the powerful particle generation toolset they have for creating smoke, fire, sparks and more. Check it out!

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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k Camera Test & Color Grade

Check out this video where the youtube channel Tested, takes a look at the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k camera and puts it to the test. Take a look for yourself.

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Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!

Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge – Do you have what it takes to pick them all? Join Motion Media and our customers in a challenge to pick the most correct games in the 2017 College Basketball playoffs and you could win a 5TB Lacie Rugged hard drive!

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Deadline 9 Now Available

Deadline 9

The latest version of our scalable high-volume compute management solution – Deadline 9.0 is now available. This new version introduces additional security features and UI improvements. For improved security of your render farm, all connections from Deadline to the Deadline database…

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Photorealism with Quixel Megascans & Redshift

Using Quixel Megascans and Redshift you can create stunning photorealistic renderings using the GPU. Check out these images and see if you can tell which one’s real and which one’s CG.

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Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!
Mar 13, 2017 | No Comments | Read more →

Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge – Do you have what it takes to pick them all? Join Motion Media and our customers in a challenge to pick the most correct games in the 2017 College Basketball playoffs and you could win a 5TB Lacie Rugged hard drive!

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.

iToo Software Call for Submissions!
Jun 9, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

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.
Dec 17, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

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
Jun 17, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

Just Announced! The Atomos Shogun Studio is the word’s first all-in-one 4K/HD, 2ch, dual 7” 3RU rack recorder, monitor, and playback deck!

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Motion Media Does Art Walk
Apr 6, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

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
Apr 1, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

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!
Mar 23, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

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
Mar 13, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

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!
Mar 12, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

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!

Updates/Upgrades


Deadline 9 Now Available
Mar 9, 2017 | No Comments | Read more →

The latest version of our scalable high-volume compute management solution – Deadline 9.0 is now available. This new version introduces additional security features and UI improvements. For improved security of your render farm, all connections from Deadline to the Deadline database…

Realflow 10 from Next Limit Has Arrived!
Dec 7, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

Realflow 10 is much improved and faster with a lot of new features. Realflow 10 also has a new lower price! Check out the new Dyverso Multiphysics solver, three new daemons and more.

Phoenix FD Maya Beta Now Available
Dec 7, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

Phoenix FD for Maya Beta. Phoenix FD can simulate smoke, liquids, ocean waves, splashes, spray, mist, and more. It’s been refined to give users the power they need, with tools that are fast, intuitive and interactive. We’ve also added online licensing as an option.

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
Jul 20, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

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.



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