Planar Tracking Tool
Imagineer Systems’ mocha Pro v3.1 is a powerful finishing application
Tracking has become an important tool, not only for effects work, but also for advanced color grading, as creators desire more control over the look of a scene.
EC3 and Light Iron perform on-set digital workflow for the 21st century
For motion-picture production, film has been the dominant format for the past 100 years. Although technology has modified the film workflow—especially with the emergence of faster computers, cheaper storage, film scanning, the digital intermediate, etc.—the workflow has generally remained the same.
Codex Digital is streamlining the professional production workflow
We've been hearing about how digital acquisition and workflow would be overtaking film as the predominant production workflow for several years.
There And Back Again
The Hobbit’s tale of high-frame-rate cinema
The desire of fans to see Jackson's latest endeavor is only rivaled by the sea of controversy surrounding one of the technical aspects of the film. The issue at hand is the film's use of high frame rates.
Judge And Jury
DNA Films and vfx post house Prime Focus create a brilliant sci-fi look in 3D for Dredd
Dredd, the new British sci-fi film directed by Peter Travis and starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd and Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson, paints a bleak picture of the future
Up In Smoke
Autodesk’s Smoke is a powerful, all-in-one postproduction application
Apple's Final Cut Pro X and Adobe's Creative Suite Production Premium have dominated postproduction news recently.
A New Pipeline
nextLAB and ALT Systems deliver postproduction solutions to your file-based production
In the past few years, the motion picture industry has been thrust into a state of flux like never before, which was due in large part to file-based camera systems replacing film cameras.
Create stunning visuals with affordable visual-effects software
There's a recurring trend in technology's relationship with its users. First, it's very complicated, with dedicated users learning the complications, fixing them and then employing the technology.
The Z-Finder EVF
Zacuto releases an essential HD DSLR tool
We're all aware of the various work-arounds associated with HD DSLRs.
The Art Of Noises
Foley techniques for independent producers
Named for Universal employee Jack Foley, Foley refers to effects created in sync to match on-screen action.
With an abundance of new workflow solutions, the gateway between production and post is looking like the Wild West
Welcome to workflow 2011. Some wags are calling it Deadwood, while others are referring to it as High Noon.
Cinnafilm’s Dark Energy creates a cleaner and more filmic look out of video
While physicists still wrestle with fundamental questions about the nature and role of dark energy in the universe—What is it? How does it work?
With the box office success of 3D and the rollout of 3D TV to follow, what are your options in post?
At a recent Golden Globe® party, Star Wars creator George Lucas referred to the stereoscopic 3D world of Avatar in an interview with television show Access Hollywood. “It’s so successful, and worked very well in 3D,” said Lucas.
Video Assist: Running A Temperature?
Correcting the color temperature of your on-set monitors
I recently worked on a project where I had to deal with monitors that were in the shot.