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IBC updates from Flanders Scientific

IBC is underway in Amsterdam and Flanders Scientific have some fantastic updates, with new products, capabilities and prototypes making their IBC debut.

XM310K First Look

Announced at NAB 2017 and making an appearance at IBC is the brand new XM310K.

XM310K-2017

 

  • 31″ 4K monitor
  • 4096 x 2160 native resolution
  • HDR reference mastering monitor
  • Support for multiple HDR formats
  • 2,000 cd/m2 peak luminance
  • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio

See more information and specifications now at FlandersScientific.com/XM310K.

XM550U Production Model on Display

Also making its debut at NAB 2017, a production model of the new XM550U is now on show at IBC.

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  • 55″ UHD Monitor
  • 3840×2160 UHD native resolution
  • OLED panel
  • SDR Mastering Monitor
  • HDR Preview Monitor
  • Supports 12G, 6G, and Quad 3G SDI connections

See more information and specifications now at FlandersScientific.com/XM550U.

New DM Series Features

The DM series monitors have seen some great new features added to them, including Customizable Multi-Color Waveform and 3rd Generation Focus Assist.

Can’t make it to IBC? You can find videos highlighting these functions and other popular features such as PAP and Adjustable LUM Coloring at FSI’s Vlog page at FlandersScientific.com/vlog/.

Here’s an example, showcasing one of the latest features, Side-by-Side Monitoring Overview. FSI’s unique live side-by-side monitoring feature allows for mixed formats, mixed frame rates, and even mixed input types to be viewed together in PAP, PIP, or POP configurations.

New Lower Price on DM170

The incredibly powerful 16.5″ DM170 has a new list price of just $3,495*

  • DM170_2017_250.jpgReference Grade 16.5″ 10bit panel
  • Wide Gamut Capable (100% P3 Coverage)
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and outputs
  • Connects directly to your favorite on set grading applications (internal / real-time LUT box)
  • Ultra power-efficient @ just 23 Watts
  • Durable construction with all metal chassis and optional gorilla glass screen protector
  • Lightweight and portable (8 lbs / 3.6 kg)
  • Features 3rd Gen Focus Assist, ScopeStream, Adjustable
  • Exposure Check, new Multi-Color Real Time Waveform

*US List price. Asian price varies with shipping, etc.

Email us for more information & pricing.

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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