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OptiTrack - Nether Realm

With dozens of installations in the last six months, OptiTrack has become the motion capture technology of choice for production character animation. Many of these new adopters had capture requirements that were deemed impossible based on existing technologies, yet with OptiTrack’s Prime Series cameras, exceeded expectations even in complex outdoor and large-volume shooting scenarios. New …

ABS - TV Tacoma

The production studio for TV Tacoma, a government access channel serving the City of Tacoma and Pierce County, Wash., is a lot brighter and more versatile since professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) upgraded the facility’s lighting grid. ABS removed all incandescent lights and replaced them with almost 70 Brightline …

DD_X-Men

Leading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots …

Panasonic - PX270-TradeWind

TradeWind Productions, an Atlanta-area production facility specializing in corporate and event video services, has shot  several live projects for the Positive Athlete organization since investing in Panasonic’s new  AJ-PX270, the company’s first  P2 HD handheld with AVC-ULTRA recording. TradeWind proprietor and veteran shooter Christian Jolly, who built his award-winning company around acquisition with Panasonic pro …

Sound Devices - PIX 260

When The Royal Society in London was looking to refit the audio and visual facilities in two rooms at its headquarters at Carlton House Terrace in London, it turned to Video Devices, mission-critical video products by Sound Devices, and its PIX 260 for its video recording needs. A fellowship of the world’s most eminent scientists …

Miller - Nathan Ward

Compass 20 Tripod System Assists Film Company in Shooting Veterans Expeditions Documentary When Grit & Thistle Film Company went on a wild adventure, battling whitewater rapids to shoot a documentary for the non-profit organization Veterans Expeditions, Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, stood steady against the waves, …

Pesa - Xstream

PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video distribution solutions, announced the U.S. Department of Defense has approved upgrades to its Video Distribution System (VDS), which includes several products in its Cheetah large-scale digital router product line. After initially receiving certification in January 2013, the company submitted a number of software and …

Zylight - Andre Martinez

It never fails. There you are, waiting to shoot a gondola scene in Venice, Italy, but the gondolier is unable to dock at your predetermined – at pre-lit – location. What do you do? If you are the co-director of photography for ABC’s popular reality program, The Bachelorette, you grab a Zylight F8 LED Fresnel …

MoVI - KyleCamarillo

When Kyle Camarillo was selected for the REDirect skateboard filmmaking competition sponsored by RED Digital Cinema and famed skate park, The Berrics, he chose to film his entry with Freefly Systems’ MōVI™ M10 camera stabilizer. “We’ve always skated alongside the skateboarder to capture footage, so keeping the camera steady is what we always strive for,” …

Sound Devices - Lighstones Cart

Digital Recorder Gives Richard Lightstone 64-Track Dante™ and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Capabilities When Sound Mixer Richard Lightstone was looking to upgrade his audio cart with a Dante™-compatible digital recorder for Disney XD’s semi-animated children’s program Kirby Buckets, he turned to Sound Devices’ new 970. The Sound Devices 970, the company’s first-ever audio-only rack-mounted solution, boasts …