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Nov 27, 2013 AJA Ki Pro Quad v5.2 Firmware Released

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AJA Ki Pro Quad v5.2 Firmware Released

Ki Pro Quad firmware v5.2 released

AJA is pleased to announce the release of Ki Pro Quad v5.2 firmware. This firmware adds 4K HDMI output support, allowing Ki Pro Quad to work directly with the latest 4K HDMI displays across a single HDMI cable, as well as resolving several usability issues.

Please read the Release Notes for complete information

The new firmware update is available in the Ki Pro Quad area of the AJA Support website.

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Nov 27, 2013 Fusion-io ioFX Card Trade In Sale

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Fusion-io ioFX Card Trade In Sale

Save up to $500 on a new Fusion ioFX card when you trade in your old SSD or Flash memory device. It’s time to upgrade to a lightning fast solid state drive.

When you purchase either of the ioFX products listed above, a discount will be given in exchange for a competitor’s SSD, Flash memory or ioFX 420GB Drive. All devices must be mailed directly to Fusion-io within 30 days of purchase.  For full details contact us at 888-542-8941

ioFX accelerates leading creative applications freeing time for visual artists to explore more ideas, even under today’s tight deadlines.

  • Tuned for sustained performance in multithreaded applications
  • Work on 2K, 4K and 5K content interactively, in full resolution
  • Manipulate stereoscopic content in real-time
  • Accelerate video and image editing and compositing
  • Speed video playback
  • Powerful throughput to maximize GPU processing
  • Simplify and accelerate encoding and transcoding as well as other data-intensive activities in contemporary digital production

Aug 1, 2013 G-Technology Speeds Things Up with Evolution Series

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G-Technology Speeds Things Up with Evolution Series

G-DOCK ev the Fully Swappable Dual-Bay Storage System

What’s in the box?

  • (1) G-DOCK ev storage solution with Thunderbolt connectivity
  • (2) G-DRIVE ev USB 3.0 hard drive modules
  • (2) USB 3.0 cables; compatible with USB 2.0
  • Thunderbolt cable
  • Power cord
  • AC power adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3-Year limited warranty

What kind of speeds can you expect?

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Available for purchase now!

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*G-Technology G-DRIVE ev Plus will be available this fall.

You decide how much speed you need

G-Technology G-DOCK ev is compatible with both G-DRIVE ev and G-DRIVE ev PLUS!

Easy to Use

The G-Technolody G-DOCK ev LEDs tell you when the drives are properly inserted and indicate disk activity.

The G-Technology G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt is the only two-bay solution with storage modules that have the flexibility to be taken into the field and used as true external drives, or used with the G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt.

 

 

 

Jul 30, 2013 Atomos Software Updates for Ninja and Ronin

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Atomos Software Updates for Ninja and Ronin

Atomos has announced software updates for both the Atomos Ninja 2 and the Atomos Ronin models.  You now have the ability to output from the 5D MkIII to the Ninja 2 as well as make it SMPTE REC 709 compliant recordings. This, plus a number of other new features make the update a great one, and we highly recommend downloading it now.

From the announcement:

We hope you are enjoying the great features of the Ninja 2. As always we have been working hard to offer even more features for your investment. We have some cool additions for you.

We now give you the ability to correct the output given from the 5D MkIII to the Ninja 2 and make it SMPTE REC 709 compliant recordings. Samurai Blade users also have the same option for use with the 5D MkIII.

We have also added universal audio adjustment of up to 10 frames for both digital and analog audio on Ninja 2. Great for Canon 5D MkIII’s analog audio recording with the Ninja 2 adjusting the 4-5 frame delay. Nikon D800 users can adjust the 3 second delay on the HDMI digital audio.

Ninja 2 now supports the Sony FS700 HDMI timecode and remote start stop flags for frame accurate trigger of camera and Ninja 2.

NINJA-2 AtomOS 4.12

• Added Canon 5D Mark III input colour correction to match REC709 standard, option found in Menu/Display
• Enabled frame accurate audio delay option to adjust any digital or analog Audio delays. Option found in Audio page.
• Nikon D800 users will need to set their audio delay to 3 frames – old audio delay settings will be reset.
• 5DMkIII users can now adjust the 4-6 frames audio delay from the analog audio out of the camera
• Alpha 99 users can adjust for the 1 frame audio delay.
• Any Digital or analog audio discrepancy can be adjusted
• Added Sony HDMI record start/stop triggering for the FS700 and other capable cameras
• Clear the state of the loop in/out buttons when playing a new video.

http://www.atomos.com/ninja-2-firmware/

RONIN & RONIN DUO AtomOS 4.11

This is the production release for Ronin AtomOS 4.11

For more information see: http://www.atomos.com/ronin-firmware/

 

Jun 18, 2013 AJA Now Supports Adobe CC Release

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AJA Now Supports Adobe CC Release

AJA is pleased to announce the immediate availability of updated AJA Adobe plug-ins for use with Adobe’s new Creative Cloud software.These plug-ins are designed for use with the following Adobe products:

  • Premiere Pro CC
  • After Effects CC
  • Photoshop CC
  • Speed Grade CC

The latest AJA hardware drivers should be installed for use with these plug-ins.

Please be sure to read the Release Notes for Mac and the Release Notes for Windows for complete information.

Download the AJA Adobe plug-ins by selecting the appropriate AJA hardware product here.

Apr 17, 2013 CalDigit Product Announcements from NAB 2013

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CalDigit Product Announcements from NAB 2013

This year’s NAB was an outstanding show for CalDigit with lots of innovative product announcements for content creators. They announced two new Thunderbolt™ products, and the VRmini 2.

Caldigit-t3

T3 – Cutting Edge Performance for Content Creation.

The CalDigit T3, a three bay RAID storage solution, brings performance, and reliability to the professional content creation industry. Featuring dual Thunderbolt™ ports for daisy chaining, the T3 evolves professional data storage into a modern streamlined Thunderbolt™ based workflow.

With speeds of 850MB/s, the T3 is an ideal solution for editing multiple streams of video.

The CalDigit T3 will be available with three SSDs, or three 3.5” HDDs. The SSD version will be available in capacities of over 1TB, and the HDD version will be available in capacities up to 12TB.

The most innovative function of the T3 is that you can actually mix SSDs, and HDDs. This allows you to RAID two drives, and have a spare drive as a JBOD.

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Thunderbolt Station – Professional Connectivity Expansion.

The CalDigit Thunderbolt™ Station is a portable aluminum dock that connects to any Mac via a Thunderbolt™ connection, and gives users extra interface options. The CalDigit Thunderbolt™ Station adds two Thunderbolt™ ports, three USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, and Audio in/out.

Macworld has featured the CalDigit T3, and Thunderbolt™ Station in their NAB Thunderbolt™ roundup.

Check it out here.

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VRmini 2 – Portable RAID Storage On The Go.

The VRmini 2 builds on the concept that no data is truly protected unless it is backed up twice. Featuring RAID 0, 1, and JBOD modes, the VRmini 2 is an eloquently versatile 100% hardware RAID device that can give you either performance, or protection.

Now offering the added benefit of USB 3.0 connectivity, the VRmini 2 is a versatile storage solution for professional use.

Other RAID devices on the market are either a RAID 0 or a RAID 1 device. The VRmini 2 gives you the best of both worlds. If you want outstanding performance, set the VRmini 2 to RAID 0, and take advantage of the fast transfer speeds. If you want to give your data the ultimate security it deserves, set the VRmini 2 to RAID 1, and your files are automatically backed up to both drives.

 

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

Feb 21, 2013 3dConnexion Extends Support for Autodesk Inventor 2013

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3dConnexion Extends Support for Autodesk Inventor 2013

3Dconnexion today announced certified 3Dconnexion 3D mouse support in leading 3D CAD modeling software Autodesk® Inventor® 2013, including Autodesk® Inventor Professional®. Engineers can now experience powerful 3D design and drafting capabilities, while benefitting from the multiple benefits delivered by a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse.

“3Dconnexion support in Autodesk Inventor 2013 significantly enhances the design process by providing a faster and easier way to position 3D content while simultaneously accessing important application functions and editing tools with the standard mouse.” said Antonio Pascucci, vice president of products, 3Dconnexion.

3Dconnexion 3D mice enable users to intuitively interact with content in a way that’s unattainable with a traditional mouse and keyboard. Whether working on mechanical engineering, assembly or mold designs, users can more easily perform 3D CAD modeling tasks, boosting efficiency while enhancing comfort by reducing dependency on a standard mouse or tablet.

About 3Dconnexion 3D Mice
3Dconnexion 3D mice revolutionize the way users work with 3D applications by providing a more natural and intuitive way to interact with digital 3D content. By gently manipulating the controller cap, users can simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate their 3D models or camera position while using the standard mouse or tablet to select, create and edit. It’s an intuitive, balanced and cooperative work style that results in increased productivity, improvements in creativity and enhanced comfort.

Compatibility
The entire 3Dconnexion product line is compatible with Autodesk Inventor 2013 for Windows, including the Professional Series with the SpacePilot™ Pro, SpaceMouse™ Pro  and SpaceExplorer™ , and the Standard Series with the SpaceNavigator™  and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks.

Oct 9, 2012 Gefen Wireless Extender – firmware update fixes video flashing

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Gefen Wireless Extender - firmware update fixes video flashing

Gefen Wireless extenders work great, once you have the correct firmware!  The GTV-WHD-1080P-SR is an in-room wireless extender for HDMI.  “through-the-walls’ solutions are also available for the same price. Continue reading “Gefen Wireless Extender – firmware update fixes video flashing”…

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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Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!
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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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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
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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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Deadline 9 Now Available
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Realflow 10 from Next Limit Has Arrived!
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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
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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
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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.



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