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nailgun* Serves Up Animated Show Open/Packaging for U.S. Tennis Association

Tennis is in full swing, and thanks to design/production studio nailgun* so is a new animated USTA show open/show package that can be seen on numerous networks like ESPN, CBS, ABC and the Tennis Channel during US Open Series events.

Disney Headline News

Robert Chapek to Head Disney Consumer Products

The Walt Disney Company President and CEO Robert A. Iger announced today Robert Chapek, President of Distribution for The Walt Disney Studios, has been promoted to President of Disney Consumer Products, reporting to Iger.

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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve for Microsoft Windows

Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve for Microsoft Windows which will allow customers to use a wide range of hardware for building color correction systems with the advantage of a wider selection of GPU processing options with support for up to a massive 16 GPU’s per system.

Color Headline News

Adobe Acquires IRIDAS Technology

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced at the IBC 2011 Conference and Exhibition that it has acquired certain assets of privately held IRIDAS, a leader in high-performance tools for digital color grading and enhancement of professional film and video content, including stereoscopic technology.

Animation Headline News

Animation Alliance Calls For Urgent Support Of Indie Animation In U.K.

Animation Alliance UK has today written to Lord Chris Smith, Panel chair of the independent review of Government film policy, to raise its concerns about the lack of public policy, strategy and support for independent animation.

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VIEW Conference Announces Speakers

The VIEW Conference, Italy’s largest computer graphics conference, is proud to announce three outstanding keynote speakers: Multiple Academy-Award winning director of sound design for Skywalker Sound Randy Thom and Pixar Director of photography Sharon Calahan and Cory Doctorow, science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist.

Effects Headline News

GenArts Shows Off Dynamic VFX Solution at IBC 2011

GenArts Inc., the global leader in visual effects (VFX) software for the media and advertising industries, will showcase its new visual effects solution designed to help editors and videographers of all levels create more engaging content in less time and under constrained budgets.

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NVIDIA Enables Dramatic New Video Processing, I/O Capability for Quadro and Tesla GPUs

NVIDIA introduced today NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video, a technology that enables application developers to deliver higher quality, more realistic on-air graphics – or take faster advantage of the parallel processing power of the GPU for image processing – by permitting industry-standard video I/O devices to communicate directly with NVIDIA professional Quadro and Tesla graphics processing units (GPUs) at ultra-low latency.

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AJA Introduces New, Unified AJA Control Room Software at IBC 2011

At IBC 2011, AJA Video Systems is announcing the release of AJA Control Room, a unified cross-platform application for controlling selected AJA KONA and Io products to enable capture, conversion, playback, VTR control and output.

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The Pixel Farm Launches PFMill ‘Restoration-Factory-In-A-Box’

The Pixel Farm Ltd (, developer of innovative image-processing systems for VFX, DI and restoration, today announced a radical new approach to film restoration with the launch of PFMill, a ‘restoration-factory-in-a-box’.

Game Headline News

DreamWorks to Release New Dragons DVD & Game

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 12:15pm

The epic story begun in the Academy Award nominated worldwide box office hit "How To Train Your Dragon" continues with the groundbreaking new DREAMWORKS DRAGONS Double DVD and Video Game, taking flight November 15, 2011.