Don’t let it be said that animation requires secrecy. As a case in point, Pixar, the Academy Award-winning film studio and wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, announced recently the intention of making available an open source software said to simplify animation for small studios looking to make their movies look like "the big boys.”
Everyone gets excited when they hear about new software, but it takes a powerful video card to see what’s being touted on the display. Hence the rollout of Nvidia’s two newest Quadro video cards at SIGGRAPH 2015: the double-slot Quadro M5000 and its slightly less powerful sibling, the single-slot Quadro M4000.
Graava takes automatic editing to the next level, using five individual sensors to detect the most important moments in your footage, effectively eliminating the need for you to ever edit your footage — Graava will do it for you.
DJI today released their friendliest flying camera, or drone, yet, with the DJI Phantom 3 Standard. Joining the Advanced and Professional versions of the popular craft, the Phantom 3 Standard looks to draw new, more casual pilots to the UAV game.
The search for greater resolution in an affordable monitor has culminated with BenQ’s new 27-inch “design monitor,” the BL2711U 4K UHD display. It is aimed at professionals, as well as those enthusiasts looking to bring a 3840 x 2160 resolution to video, CAD/CAM, animation, and graphic image manipulation.
Professional and enthusiast shooters alike will look with extreme affection on the new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR — it improves in nearly every way on its iconic predecessor when it comes to sharpness, speed, control and physical durability.
True to its announcement at NAB 2015, Fujinon Camera is now shipping the first two of their 4K Ultra HD series of 2/3-inch lenses designed for broadcast use; the UA22X8 portable zoom lens and the UA80X9 field lens.
Those longing for the features of Blackmagic Design’s (nearly) $1,000 DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio take heart — the Resolve 12 version is now available as a free public beta. Compatible with Mac and PC, this is a professional editing system for projects in standard-, high- and ultra HD-definition and its enhanced color correction and finishing capabilities was first described at the NAB show earlier this year.