Press Releases For : August 14, 2008

The Mill Leads the Way with SPHERONVR Camera Technology

SPHERON-VR AG has attracted one of the UK’s VFX industry leaders, The Mill London, an Oscar and multi-award winning company with offices in L.A and New York. The Mill selected the innovative SpheroCam HDR.

Jordi Bares, Joint Head of 3D at The Mill, said “The Mill has invested in the SpheroCam HDR to further improve the output of our work by bringing the latest photographic technology to our projects, which will benefit on all aspects of lighting.” more…

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CHILLICOTHE, OH, AUGUST 14, 2008 — Students at the Recording Workshop were surprised by fellow alum and Holophone Founder and President, Michael Godfrey, when he donated one of Holophone’s® H3-D Surround Microphones to the school. Helping prepare the audio professionals of tomorrow, the H3-D will allow students to gain a competitive edge that is essential for succeeding in an aggressive field where surround recording is becoming prevalent. more…

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Crown Audio CTs Series Amplifiers Network Control Technologies Power Audio Intelligibility At Wukesong Indoor Stadium For 2008 Summer Olympics

Demonstrating the performance consistency and system reliability of Crown Audio’s CTs Series amplifiers in concert with the efficient network capability of Crown’s IQ Series network cards, Beijing’s new 18,000-seat Wukesong Indoor Stadium, home to the basketball competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics, features a complement of three Crown CTs600 amplifiers, two CTs1200 amplifiers, two CTs3000 amplifiers networked via seven Crown IQ3-PIP-Lite cards and Harman’s HiQnet™ system configuration and control protocol. The networked amplifiers drive 22 JBL Professional Control 29AV-1 loudspeakers.

Situated in Western Beijing, the 63,000-square meter facility was completed in January 2008 and after the Olympic basketball preliminaries and finals will become a major cultural, recreational center for the citizens of Beijing, integrating cultural, sporting and commercial facilities with large-scale gardens and green space. more…

SIGGRAPH 2008 Announces Winners of 2nd Annual FJORG! Animation Competition

Winners of FJORG!, the second annual “iron-animator” style competition were announced during SIGGRAPH 2008, the premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques taking place this week in Los Angeles. Team Grojf was chosen as the FJORG! winner for their animated reel, “The Red Truck”, comprised of Jacob Patrick, John Nguyen, and Kevin Rucker, were chosen from a field of 16, three-member teams that competed for 32 straight hours to create character-driven animations under extreme pressure and multiple staged distractions.
As overall winners, Team Grojf will receive an exclusive chauffeured tour through Walt Disney Animation Studiosand DreamWorks Animation Studios, as well as other recognition and prizes. Adhering to this year’s required theme (The Saddest Story Ever Told), The Mexicutioners and The Fjantastic Fjorgers tied for second place, with Honorable Mentions awarded to teams Mouthful of Cookies and Trikings. These teams will also receive trophies and prizes. more…

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Sweet Spot Productions Produces new SEGA Spots Promoting Latest Videogame Releases


Hollywood, CA, Aug. 15, 2008 – Sweet Spot Productions, a full-service marketing agency specializing in conceiving, developing and producing consumer and trade campaigns promoting feature films and videogames, has just produced two high profile promotional campaigns for client SEGA. Don Scotti and Joe Takats, co-founders of Sweet Spot Productions, made the announcement.

Sweet Spot Productions has created and produced TV spots promoting SEGA’s “Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.â€? These spots will receive massive exposure, as they will be airing during the course of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. more…

NextComputing Rolls Out Blu-Ray on Portable Workstation Line

Nashua, NH – August 14, 2008 – NextComputing, manufacturers of flextops and rugged portable computers, announces the integration of a Panasonic recordable Blu-Ray drive on its mobile workstations. The superior optical drive is available in place of the internal DVD drive on all mobile computer models, the NextDimension Pro and Pro HD, NextDimension Evo and Evo HD, Vigor Pro SD, and the Vigor Evo HD.
The Blu-Ray format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. The format allows data to be packed more tightly and stored in less space, offering more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and holding up to 50GB on a dual-layer disc. more…


ZEGO Platform Combines Cell Technology and RSX GPU for New Production Solutions

LOS ANGELES (SIGGRAPH Booth # 521) Aug. 12, 2008 – Sony Electronics is unveiling a new workflow solution for faster processing of high-resolution effects and computer graphics. This new technology platform, named ZEGO™, is based on the Cell/B.E. (Cell Broadband Engine™) and RSX® technologies, and is designed to eliminate bottlenecks that can occur during post production, especially during the creation and rendering of visual effects.
The BCU-100 computing unit is the first product to utilize this new ZEGO hybrid multi-core cell platform. more…

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Press Releases For : August 13, 2008

Del Padre Creates Promo Pushing MODE for iPhone

delpadre_iphone.gifDel Padre recently completed a new, HD video that will serve as a marketing vehicle for SpeakerCraft of Riverside California, promoting the company’s new product, MODE for iPhone. The piece is now being used by SpeakerCraft in viral marketing campaigns, direct mailings, and as handouts at several national trade shows. more…

mental images Unveils New Version of RealityServer at Siggraph

SIGGRAPH 2008 – LOS ANGELES, CA; Aug. 11, 2008: mental images, a global leader in rendering software and visualization tools, today unveiled RealityServer® 2.2, the server-based, highly-scalable 3D web application and services platform available to developers and system integrators. The new version is particularly geared towards providers of 3D web application services, including Software-as-a-Service solutions. more…

IRIDAS Demonstrating the Power of the GPU at SIGGRAPH

Render-Quality Playback of RAW Footage in FrameCycler and SpeedGrade

Los Angeles: August 13, 2008 … IRIDAS, the world leader in RAW playback technologies, is drawing crowds to the PNY booth (#747) at SIGGRAPH 2008. Visitors are experiencing first-hand the image fidelity of IRIDAS’ RealTime RAW 2.0 in SpeedGrade and FrameCycler. By leveraging the power of the new graphics cards from NVIDIA by PNY, IRIDAS provides real-time de-Bayering of RAW content allowing filmmakers to review and color correct content at up to 4K resolution straight from the digital cinema camera. more…


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