Fusion-io has announced that it is collaborating with global workstation leader HP to integrate the Fusion ioFX into the HP Z820, Z620 and Z420 Workstations. The integrated solutions will offer development platforms for professional artists in visual effects, digital content creation (DCC) and computer-aided design (CAD). In addition, professionals interested in adding the Fusion ioFX to their current HP Workstation can purchase the ioFX as a custom integration component.
Derek Johnson of Hurlbut Visuals writes: In our second post on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, we are going to look at some workflow options for getting both the CinemaDNG and ProRes files out of the camera and into the NLE of your choice. Keep in mind there are many factors that dictate how you will approach post workflow – storage space requirements, speed, hardware, software, quality and final delivery – just to name a few. (Here is a link to our first post on the camera.)
Philip Hodgetts writes on his site:
Probably the most interesting conversation I had at NAB was Sunday night at the Independent Filmmakers of the Inland Empire KISS mini-golf event. The setting might have been unique but the problem was not: Now that Final Cut Pro 7 isn’t the default choice for colleges (and high schools) to teach, which NLE do I teach? As the conversation continued it became obvious that there were more factors at work than just taking a punt on which NLE will become the “next FCP 7″.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes of ZDNet writes: Intel has announced that it plans to release an updated Thunderbolt controller which will double the transfer rate to 20Gbps, giving it a clear advantage over the upcoming USB 3.0 standard.
Key Code Media News writes: New features were sparse for Media Composer 7 at NAB this year, but the announcements made do impact quite a few post workflows. Let's examine a handful of them:
"Reframe" and "Pan and Scan" are synonymous with one big feature in v7 - the 'handling' of resolutions above HD. By handling, I mean the scaling and shifting of video frame sizes over HD into a smaller HD frame size. In other words, a selective crop of your raw frame size into a 1920x1080 or 1280x720 frame size.
READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Steve Sebban of KPL Production Services writes: Blackmagic Design introduced a lot of new product at NAB 2013. Amount them, one of the most significant announcement was version 10 of their grading solution: DaVinci Resolve. Get my TOP 8 of new and updated features.
DaVinci Resolve 10 is a major update with some great new features that colorists around the world have been waiting for. Here’s my personal favorite new & improved features (in no special order).
READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Oliver Peters of digitalfilms writes: Another year – another NAB exhibition. A lot of fun stuff to see. Plenty of innovation and advances, but no single “shocker” like last year’s introduction of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
Here are some observations based on this past week in Las Vegas.
Yes, 4K was all over. I was a bit surprised that many of the pieces for a complete end-to-end solution are in place. The term 4K refers to the horizontal pixel width of the image, but two common specs are used – the DCI (film) standard of 4096 and the UltraHD (aka QuadHD) standard of 3840. Both are “4K”. Forgotten in the discussion is frame rate. Many displays were showing higher frame rates, such as 4K at 60fps. 120fps is also being discussed.
Blackmagic Design has announced Blackmagic MultiDock, a new rack-based hard disk chassis with Thunderbolt technology that allows up to 4 hard disks or solid state disks to be inserted and mounted on any Thunderbolt based Mac or Windows computer.
The Blackmagic MultiDock is a rack mount hard disk dock that allows independent disks to be inserted and mounted on the user’s computer. It also offers the option for multiple disks to be striped together to build an inexpensive Thunderbolt-based disk array.
Blackmagic MultiDock's key features are:
- 4 disk docking slots with illuminated disk access indicators.
- Rack mount design with built in 110V to 240V power supply. 1 RU size.