Duiker Research Corp., creator of the Color Symmetry plug-in suite, announced Color Symmetry 2.0. Version 2.0 encompasses new capabilities that make it possible to create and emulate production looks, accurately view color and correctly exchange color data across a variety of film- and emerging all-digital production pipelines in motion pictures, television, commercials and games.
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In this month's edition of "The Digital Eye," Larry Mahoney describes a breakthrough in color-critical display technology, resulting from HP's collaboration with DreamWorks Animation.
HP today introduced its new color-critical computer professional display, available for less than a quarter of the cost of competing offerings.
The HP DreamColor Display features a new liquid crystal display (LCD) that provides a range of more than 1 billion colors in a 30-bit, LED-backlit display. The display is now shipping worldwide for a U.S. list price of $3,499.
Bill Desowitz goes deeper into Speed Racer's 'Photo Anime' look with Digital Domain's Compositing Supervisor Darren Poe and Digital Effects Supervisor Jake Morrison.
Autodesk Inc. announced Autodesk Combustion 2008 software, the latest version of its desktop compositing and visual effects solution. Combustion offers digital media artists an easy-to-use interface, non-destructive workflow and extensive toolset. It has been used on the Juicy Fruit ANT commercial by Asylum Visual Effects, the Target ANTHEM ad by Brand New School, and by Zoic Studio on the JOURNEYMAN TV show.
J. Paul Peszko looks into how hybrid workflows are opening up new doors to filmmakers and expanding their creative control.
eyeon Software Inc. has added support for the Iridas .Look file format in its award-winning Fusion 5.2 compositing application. Visual effects artists can now load non-destructive looks created with the SpeedGrade applications in Fusion, ensuring color accuracy when assembling composites, and an unbroken color pipeline from production to film finishing.
In the latest excerpt of Poser 7 Revealed, Kelly L. Murdock discusses the creation of advanced materials.
Duiker Research Corp., a California-based innovator in imaging and color tools for motion pictures, has launched Color Symmetry, a suite of plug-ins that for the first time allows film "looks" to be easily emulated and previewed within a wide array of animation, graphics and effects packages. Color Symmetry lets companies handle color accurately and consistently across mediums, applications, platforms and even facilities. Color Symmetry additionally helps companies build robust color pipelines to support complex feature film projects right out of the box.
In the latest excerpt of Poser 7 Revealed, Kelly L. Murdock explains how to use the Simple Material panel.
Bill Desowitz returns to Las Vegas to report on some of the highlights of the recent NAB2007, which attracted the third highest attendance in its history.
At NAB in Las Vegas, Apple unveiled Final Cut Studio 2, a significant upgrade to the industry's leading video production suite that delivers new creative tools designed expressly for editors.
This year at NAB 2007, April 16-19 in Las Vegas, Autodesk will launch a series of extensions for its latest visual effects, editing/finishing and color grading products. These extensions are only available to subscription customers. The Systems Subscription model is designed to provide customers with more features and enhancements, more often, and with less disruption than traditional upgrade models.
Rick DeMott travels to the online animated communities to find out more about the growing corner of the animation business from leaders like Neopets and Habbo, as well as newer sites, such as Urbaniacs.
Integrated Truelight color management, optical flow re-timing and support for Intel-based Mac systems highlight the latest version of the NUKE high-end compositor. Like previous versions, 4.6 includes cutting edge technologies developed to solve particular production problems faced by NUKE users and makes the tools available to artists everywhere.
The Gnomon Workshop offers four exceptional talents to its library of educational DVDs. Wendy Froud, an acclaimed artist who has worked on such films as LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL, shares her techniques for sculpting a faery doll. David Krentz, a multitalented creature designer, discusses dinosaur anatomy and sketching. J.P. Targete, an award-winning book cover illustrator, demonstrates his entire process of developing a digital painting. Stephen Platt, a comicbook artist and concept designer, explains the art of comicbook penciling.
Carolyn Giardina reports back from IBC in Amsterdam, where Aardman was honored for excellence, and color management, DI and 3-D continued to be the hot topics.
Exodus Film Group announced that Magnolia Pictures has acquired North America distribution rights to its CG-animated feature THE HERO OF COLOR CITY. The film is the tale of a colorful and diverse band of crayons as they strive to protect their magical, multi-hued homeland from an evil tyrant that threatens to rid their world of joy and color. The crayons of Color City each have personalities that humorously complement their color: Red sports a fiery attitude, Blue is cool, calm and collected and Yellow, the heroine, is the most timid and fearful crayon in town.
Color grading for Universal Pictures' KING KONG was realized using media and entertainment technology from Autodesk Inc. Visual effects facility Weta Digital relied upon Autodesk's Discreet Lustre system to digitally color grade the entire film.
Is Digital Intermediate evolving from a post-production facilitator into a creative force of its own? Janet Hetherington chats with industry experts about how DI is transforming the industry.
Iridas announced the release of SpeedGrade DI. The new application offers an industry-leading feature set for digital color grading and film finishing. In addition, SpeedGrade DI anchors the industry's first complete color pipeline with SpeedGrade OnSet (look management) and FrameCycler (calibrated review with grading applied). The result is complete mobility of color data up, down, and across production pipeline, opening the door to new, collaborative color workflow models.
da Vincis 2K Plus, the leading color enhancement system and the most widely used system in digital intermediate (DI) applications, has recently been upgraded with the release of version 4.0, which includes the introduction of the ColorTrace and Toolbox2 options. Major enhancements in the new release include fingertip access to many powerful Toolbox2 features such as enhanced PowerVectors, enhanced Defocus, and realtime vfx.
Iridas, an industry leader in uncompressed playback technologies announced the release of Service Pack 2 for FrameCycler 3.5. This update introduces a key component of the new Iridias color pipeline. With SP2, FrameCycler playback applications now allow users to view sequences with SpeedGrade .look files applied. Color graded playback is thus now possible from every workstation or screening room at any point in the filmmaking process.
Autodesk Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Colorfront Ltd., the leading developer of color correction technology for film studios and digital film laboratories, for $15 million. This acquisition will bring comprehensive new expertise in film laboratory processes, digital post-production, color science, image processing and hardware platform optimization to Autodesk. The transaction is expected to close in the next 45 days, and to be neutral to Autodesks earnings in fiscal year 2006.
Autodesk Inc. will release Discreet Lustre 2.6, the latest version of its industry leading digital color correction system, and the Autodesk Incinerator 1.0 system that is planned to enhance the realtime performance of future Lustre-based products. New to the market, the Incinerator system is an inline cluster of configurable processing units that connect to one or more Lustre stations, boosting system performance and interactivity during digital color grading sessions. The Lustre 2.6 system delivers a host of new features, including additional conform and editorial capabilities.