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BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events BlueScreen using AJA gear for live composite events
July 25, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — With a background in compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC (www.bluescreen.com) three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and ...
ProMax acquires Cache-A, plans advanced workflow solutions ProMax acquires Cache-A, plans advanced workflow solutions
July 25, 2014 –  SANTA ANA, CA — ProMax Systems (www.promax.com), the manufacturer of high-performance video storage servers and editing workstations, has acquired Cache-A (www.Cache-A.com), a supplier of ...
Side Effects releases Houdini Engine for Maya Side Effects releases Houdini Engine for Maya
July 23, 2014 –  TORONTO — Side Effects Software (www.sidefx.com) has released Houdini Engine for Maya. This new plug-in provides animation and game studios with deep integration of Houdini’s procedural technology ...
ZBrush Summit comes to LA and the Web ZBrush Summit comes to LA and the Web
July 23, 2014 –  LOS ANGELES — Pixologic Inc. (www.pixologic.com), maker of ZBrush, the 3D sculpting application, recently announced its inaugural ZBrush Summit, which will take place on August 8th, 9th and 10th. The ...
Apache Digital opens with a focus on 'color' Apache Digital opens with a focus on 'color'
July 23, 2014 –  SANTA MONICA — Apache Digital (www.apache.tv) is a new color-only house that was recently founded by two veteran commercial colorists and a long-time executive producer. LaRue Anderson, who serves as ...
Convergent Design delivers affordable on-board monitor/recorder Convergent Design delivers affordable on-board monitor/recorder
July 21, 2014 –  COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Convergent Design’s (www.convergent-design.com) Odyssey7 is the little sister to the company’s Odyssey7Q. The new professional HD monitor/recorder will ship in August and ...
BCM offering rental space in Atlanta BCM offering rental space in Atlanta
July 21, 2014 –  ATLANTA — Biscardi Creative Media (www.biscardicreative.com) is offering rental space to Atlanta film and television productions, including edit and color-grading suites, 5.1 audio mixing, a screening ...
Composer Mike MacAllister joins Butter Composer Mike MacAllister joins Butter
July 21, 2014 –  NEW YORK — Butter Music and Sound, which has locations on both coasts, recently signed senior composer/creative director Mike MacAllister to its team. He joins the studio from Human Music & Sound, ...
Small Tree co-founder Corky Seeber retires Small Tree co-founder Corky Seeber retires
July 18, 2014 –  OAKDALE, MN — Corky Seeber, co-founder and president of Small Tree (www.small-tree.com) , has retired from the company. Seeber founded Small Tree in 2003 with Steve Modica and three other partners, ...
Blackmagic Camera update adds support for 3 ProRes formats Blackmagic Camera update adds support for 3 ProRes formats
July 17, 2014 –  FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design has announced the availability of Camera 1.8.2 software, which adds three new Apple ProRes file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera and ...
Rental house Runway names Jeff Buchignani president Rental house Runway names Jeff Buchignani president
July 17, 2014 –  CULVER CITY, CA — Runway (www.runway.com), an independent supplier of editorial systems and related technology, has appointed Jeff Buchignani president. An 18-year veteran of the post industry, ...
Side Effects releases Houdini Engine for Maya Side Effects releases Houdini Engine for Maya
July 17, 2014 –  TORONTO — 3D animation and visual effects software provider Side Effects (www.sidefx.com) has released Houdini Engine for Maya. The plug-in provides animation and game studios with deep integration of ...
Mackie introduces affordable desktop monitors Mackie introduces affordable desktop monitors
July 16, 2014 –  WOODINVILLE, WA — Mackie has introduced a new desktop-friendly, compact monitor line. The Creative Reference Multimedia Monitor Series includes two models — the CR3 and CR4 — with three-inch or ...
Blackmagic's 'Summer Special' slashes price of Pocket Cinema Camera Blackmagic's 'Summer Special' slashes price of Pocket Cinema Camera
July 16, 2014 –  FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagicdesign.com) is offering a “Summer Special” discount for its Pocket Cinema Camera. Normally priced at $995, the camera is now available for $495, through ...
Emmys: Technicolor-Postworks contributing to 5 shows Emmys: Technicolor-Postworks contributing to 5 shows
July 15, 2014 –  NEW YORK— Technicolor-PostWorks, New York (www.technicolorpwny.com), provides post services to five television programs that are nominated for 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. True Detective (HBO), ...