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  • Blackmagic Design Releases Fusion 8 Public Beta

    Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 in use
    Fusion 8, the free version of the visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available to download from the Blackmagic Design website as a public beta. Previously a Windows-only product, this public beta marks the first time the Fusion software will also be available to Mac OS X users. 
    “Since we announced our plans to bring Fusion 8 to Mac OS X, we’ve had a massive response from the creative community,” said Blackmagic Design CEO, Grant Petty. “This is something that animators, designers and visual effects artists have wanted on the Mac for a very long time.”
    Fusion’s availability on Mac OS X certainly opens the doors to a much wider market, and Blackmagic’s assurance that projects will be easily-moved between Windows and Mac is an added advantage. 
    Since Fusion 8 was first launched at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April, Blackmagic’s engineers have been working closely with the visual effects community to improve the software’s user interface. This work will continue, and more improvements are expected as a result of the public beta. 
    Blackmagic Design will also shortly announce the details of a public beta for the commercially sold version, Fusion 8 Studio,  which includes all the same features as Fusion 8 as well as many more additional features and options.
    Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 Interface

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  • Videomaker's D|Focus Systems DSLR Gear Sweepstakes Winner Annnounced

    D|Focus Systems DSLR Gear
    Our D|Focus Systems DSLR Gear sweepstakes has ended and the randomly selected winner is Jeff Toner of Berkeley, Ca. This collection of DSLR accessories is designed to bring Jeffs DSLR camera setup one step closer to being a cinema camera. It includes: Rails, Baseplate, Focus v4, Gear, Crank and Matte.
  • Canon Announces New EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera

    Canon's EOS M3 Digital Camera is made for enthusiast photographers

    A high-quality interchangeable-lens camera doesn’t have to be accompanied by a high price — not if Canon’s EOS M3 Digital Camera is the camera in question. The latest addition to the EOS family, the compact, mirrorless M3 boasts a high-resolution 24.2MP CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 advanced image processor and a 49-point autofocus system for shooting stills and Full HD videos.

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  • JVC’s SR-HD2700 Blu-ray Disc and HDD Combo Deck Lets You Record Video Directly onto Blu-ray Discs

    Record directly onto Blu-ray disc with the VC’s SR-HD2700 Blu-ray Disc and HDD Combo Deck

    In this day of $100 Blu-ray players, why pay $3,995.00 for one? Because the JVC SR-HD2700 Blu-ray Disc and HDD Combo Deck has the ability to record video directly through its HDMI input onto its internal hard drive. This means that any video camera or DSLR that is minus the HDCP encryption now has the means to take what has been shot and quickly and efficiently turn it into a finished Blu-ray disc designed for playback on any conventional BD player.

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  • Pixar Democratizes Animation with Open-Source "Universal Scene Description" Software

    Pixar Animation Studio's Universal Scene Description to be Open-Sourced

    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.”

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