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Friday, 20 April 2012

D&AD Awards 2012: Yellow Pencil winners announced

Digital Arts Staff

The D&AD has announced the winners of its coveted Yellow Pencils for 2012. Check out our showcase of the winning work below.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Digital Domain creates holographic Tupac to perform with Dre and Snoop at Coachella Festival

Digital Arts Staff

Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg were joined onstage by a CG hologram of Tupac Shakur created by Hollywood VFX firm Digital Domain.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Blackmagic Design Releases HyperDeck Shuttle 2

Rick Young

The new HyperDeck Shuttle 2 now records Avid DNxHD files to SSD for 5 times longer recording!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Adobe confirms Creative Suite 6 (CS6) will ship in first half of 2012

Neil Bennett

Adobe recants statement saying only CS5 and CS5.5 owners will get discounted upgrades, opening it to CS3 and CS4 owners too.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Adobe will offer CS6 at special price for CS3 and CS4 owners

Ben Camm-Jones

Adobe will offer a direct upgrade path to Creative Suite 6 to customers who own CS3 or CS4 after all, it has announced.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Apple could dump AMD for nVidia graphics processors in next gen Macs

Ben Camm-Jones

Apple could be about to switch back to nVidia GPUs for its next generation of Macs, according to reports.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve Lite now Includes Unlimited Color Correction Nodes!

Rick Young

Unlimited color correction nodes allow customers to use multiple color correctors for more complex and creative grading and is a dramatic boost in power over the previous version of DaVinci Resolve Lite that was limited to 2 nodes. Adding more than 2 color correction nodes was the top requested feature by DaVinci Resolve Lite colorists.

Friday, 11 November 2011

NewTek launches LightWave 11

Digital Arts Staff

NewTek LightWave 11 gains instancing, flocking, better dynmaics and systems for sharing content with Maya and ZBrush.

Tuesday, 01 November 2011

Maxon launches After Effects plug-in that exports to Cinema 4D

Digital Arts Staff

Maxon has released a new plug-in for Adobe After Effects CS3 to CS5.5 that allows motion graphics artists to export projects directly into Cinema 4D R13.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Apple Motion 5 training video released

Ben Camm-Jones

InfiniteSkills has released a 10-hour training video on Apple Motion 5 which includes realtime walkthroughs on topics such as compositing, chroma keying, text effects and more.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Walter Murch to speak at the SuperMeet this week in Boston

Rick Young

The agenda has been set for the Second Annual Boston SuperMeet, to take place on Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 at the Stuart Street Playhouse, Radisson Hotel Boston in Boston, MA. Featuring Oscar and BAFTA winning film and sound editor Walter Murch, Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E. (BLACK SWAN) for Avid and Jem Schofield (theC47.com) on behalf of Canon, this SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of editors, gurus and digital filmmakers in the Northeast this year.

Monday, 24 October 2011

MacBook Pro range quietly upgraded

Ben Camm-Jones

Apple has quietly upgraded the processor, hard disk and graphics capabilities of the MacBook Pro range.

Tuesday, 04 October 2011

Agenda announced: MacVideo Expo, Oct. 18, London

Rick Young

DP, Director and Filmmaker Philip Bloom, will talk about how he decides which camera is most appropriate for different shooting situations. Philip will discuss and show footage shot with several different cameras, including the Panasonic AF101; Sony NEX-FS100; Sony PMW-F3; and Red Epic. Also featuring, a one hour demonstration of Final Cut Pro X; Panel discussion: the state of editing in the 21st century; demonstrations of Thunderbolt and other technologies, buffet meal.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Final Cut Pro X software update, version 10.01 now available

Rick Young

Apple have today announced the availability of Final Cut Pro 10.01, offering many new features, including: XML support; the ability to create and edit Final Cut Pro projects and Events on XSAN; what Apple calls Media Stems Export - enabling one to export files based on tages, and a host of other enhancements. Furthermore, Multicam Editing and Broadcast Monitoring, have been promised from early 2012.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

IBC 2011: Boris FX launches Boris Continuum Complete 8 plug-ins for AE

Digital Arts Staff

BCC 8 AE delivers over 200 VFX filters to Mac and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5.5, CS5, CS4, and CS3.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

IBC 2011: The Foundry debuts Hiero, a timeline for Nuke artists

Digital Arts Staff

At the IBC trade show in Amsterdam, The Foundry announced Hiero. Available this year, Hiero is a desktop application for collaborative VFX workflow.

Thursday, 08 September 2011

IBC 2011: Adobe buys colour and stereo 3D tech from Iridas; new tools in Premiere and AE to follow

Digital Arts Staff

Adobe says that expects to add Iridas colour grading tools -- which include tools for working with stereoscopic 3D footage -- to its video product line.

Monday, 05 September 2011

Apple puts Final Cut Studio back on sale in UK and US

Serenity Caldwell and Digital Arts staff

In a somewhat surprising move, editors can once again purchase the now-outdated Final Cut Studio from Apple by phone.

Monday, 05 September 2011

LG shows Dual Play multiplayer gaming technology on 3D televisions

Nick Barber

Hoping to boost sales of its 3D televisions among gamers, LG showed off technology that lets traditional split screen multiplayer games be played full screen.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio 3D With Thunderbolt Technology™ Now Shipping

Rick Young

Blackmagic Design today announced the world’s first video product with Thunderbolt technology. UltraStudio 3D which allows portable capture and playback with full resolution dual stream 3D support, 10 bit hardware architecture, dual link 3 Gb/s SDI, support for up to 1080p60 in SDI and component analog and HDMI 1.4a connections, as well as full SD, HD and 2K support, is now shipping for only US$995.

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