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Giving new life to classic Filipino films

Here’s an example of the awesome work that our customers do with the systems we supply them.

See how ABS-CBN and Central Digital Lab give new life to classic Filipino films, using tools such as the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner, DaVinci Resolve and Phoenix Film Restoration software from Digital Vision. Read the full article from SPOT.ph here.

Featured Image from SPOT.ph, credited to Elaine Villanueva

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Foundry launches Nuke and Hiero 11.0 to power next generation of VFX content

The world’s leading high-end compositing tool reboots with array of exciting new features, including updated VFX Reference Platform, a powerful collaborative workflow for Nuke Studio, and much more.

Creative software developer, Foundry, today launches Nuke and Hiero 11.0, the next major release for the Nuke family of products including Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio, Hiero and HieroPlayer.

Building on its reputation as the world’s leading high-end compositing tool, Nuke and Hiero 11.0 align with industry standards and introduce a host of features and updates that will boost artist performance

Key features for this release include:

  • VFX Reference Platform 2017: The Nuke family is being updated to VFX Platform 2017, which includes several major updates to key libraries used within Nuke, including Python, Pyside and Qt.
  • Live Groups: Introduces a new type of group node which offers a powerful new collaborative workflow for sharing work among artists. Live Groups referenced in other scripts automatically update when a script is loaded, without the need to render intermediate stages.
  • Frame Server in Nuke and NukeX: Nuke Studio’s intelligent background rendering is now available in Nuke and NukeX. The Frame Server takes advantage of available resource on your local machine, enabling you to continue working while rendering is happening in the background.
  • New Lens Distortion in NukeX: The LensDistortion node has been completely revamped, with added support for fisheye and wide-angle lenses and the ability to use multiple frames to produce better results. It is now also GPU-enabled.
  • Timeline Disk Cache in Nuke Studio: Nuke Studio now has new GPU accelerated disk caching that allows users to cache part or all of a sequence to disk for smoother playback of more complex sequences.

Jody Madden, Chief Product and Customer Officer at Foundry, commented:

“We’re delighted to announce the release of Nuke and Hiero 11.0 with new workflows for artist collaboration and a renewed focus on industry standards. Nuke, NukeX and Nuke Studio continue to be the go-to industry tools for compositing, editorial and review tasks, and we’re confident these updates will continue to provide performance improvements and further increase artist efficiency.”

More information and videos on the new version may be found on The Foundry website: https://www.foundry.com/products/nuke/new-releases

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The Media Village at Broadcast Asia 2017

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The Media Village is pleased to return to Broadcast Asia (Booth #6G4-04)!

BroadcastAsia2017 Exhibition

Date: 23 – 25 May, Tuesday – Thursday
Venue: Level 3 to 6, Suntec Singapore
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 6pm daily

Do take note that the show has moved back to Suntec Singapore this year and is no longer held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.

Once again, The Media Village will be showcasing the latest updates and releases from a host of our leading edge partners.

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How Nice Shoes made surreal happen in Pink’s “Just Like Fire”

“It will be a race against time.” – The White Queen

Software used : Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Flame , Arnold Renderer

For Just Like Fire, signature song for Disney’s new film, Alice Through The Looking Glass, director Dave Meyers of Zanmi Films and Strange Invention’s VFX Supe, Todd Sarsfield, teamed with Nice Shoes Creative Studio to immerse pop star, Pink, into the zany ‘Underworld’ as Alice.

Realizing a dreamlike sequence involving 18 versions of Pink atop a life-sized chessboard, as well as lush, digital gardens filled with flowers and trees, Nice Shoes Creative Studio’s Director of CG, Steve Parish, reveals how he and his team fearlessly took on Time to make standout surrealism happen in the striking music video.

Nice Shoes Creative Studio on Pink’s “Just Like Fire” from Autodesk Media and Entertainment on Vimeo.

“It’s about the shortest amount of time I can image having to achieve such a thing in. It was kind of insane, actually.”

Read more: http://area.autodesk.com/customer-stories/nice-shoes-on-just-like-fire-by-pink