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Quantum Corp.'s Ingo Fuchs
By Michael Ames Broadcast facilities have huge amounts of data to manage and distribute, from the data being generated everyday to libraries of the past, all that data needs to be stored somewhere. DMN spoke with Ingo Fuchs, Product Marketing Manager for Quantum Corp., to get his take on the latest storage trends, as well as the solutions that Quantum offers to broadcast facilities. ...Read More »

New York Cinematographer Jon Fordham's thoughts on Sony's F-23 Digital Cinema System
By Heath McKnight New York-based Cinematographer Jon Fordham took some time out to discuss with Digital Media Net the Sony F-23 Digital Cinema System, and why he and many other cinematographers are calling this a revolutionary camera, which is starting to make a splash in Hollywood and the music video scene. ...Read More »

Version2 Creates a Surreal Showpiece
2007 marks the second consecutive year that The Association of Independent Commercial Producers has invited NYC's Version2 to create packaging for their annual show, The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. This prestigious show is a one hour compendium of exceptional domestic commercials, selected for achievement in various craft categories, and produced in partnership with the Museum of Modern Art. ...Read More »

Ratha Nou of Stablished
By Ko Maruyama Recently, Ra and I had been talking about his recent artwork - and he noted that CINEMA 4D had made it into his toolbox. Ratha's work is an example of just how accessible the complex 3D software is. To inspire other artists to look into the application, we put together a short Q&A... ...Read More »

AJA's Nick Rashby on Io HD
By John Virata AJA today released its Io HD, the highly anticipated, portable, ProRes-based Final Cut HD/SD solution that the company showcased at NAB 2007. AJA's Nick Rashby details some of the workflow features, a bit of history, and markets that he expects it to serve in this interview. ...Read More »

PXC MEMBER PRODUCES HIT OUTDOOR PODCAST
By Ko Maruyama Avid outdoorsman and PixelCorps member, Tony Farley shares some of the great outdoors with some great HD footage in a podcast appropriately named "Beautiful Places" ...Read More »

AnimationMentor.com
By David Basulto I have always been a believer that you must build a solid foundation in your craft, be it pottery, technology, or cooking, to be successful. Getting the proper education is key. Luckily for many in this world there are plenty of online learning centers to choose from. ...Read More »

NVIDIA's Quadro Plex System
By David Basulto If youre involved in the world of computer graphics you will know the necessity of having a powerful graphics card. One of the companies I always look to for cutting edge gear is NVIDIA. The NVIDIA cards I have used on my machines have always been extremely stable and tremendously enhancing. ...Read More »

Adobe's Integrated Approach
By Mike Jones In Part 2 of our interview with Michael Coleman, Mike Jones and Mr. Coleman discuss integration with Adobe's recently acquired applications, BrainStorm in After Effects CS3, third party application support, and more. ...Read More »

e-on softwares Matt Riveccie speaks on Vue
By David Basulto Creating great environments with e-on softwares Vue is fast and easy to do. I should know I have been using the software now for a month and the learning curve has been great. If you ever wondered how feature films, commercials, and other mediums project magnificent vistas or fantasy-like mountains, just look to Vue. ...Read More »

Poser Goes Pro
By David Basulto With more than 300,000 artists using Poser, making Poser a professional level tool was bound to happen. What was once a fun tool to do 3D figure design and animation has ventured into the pipelines of production. Poser Pro, eFrontiers newest product, promises to provide production based users a much more powerful tool to use. ...Read More »

Adobe's Michael Coleman talks After Effects
By Mike Jones In Part 1 of this interview, Mike Jones speaks with Michael Coleman, Adobe's After Effects product manager, about everything After Effects CS3, including the latest features and toolset. Also discussed is Adobe' workflow, Dynamic Link, and the AutoComposer in Soundbooth. ...Read More »

DMN @ SIGGRAPH eyeons Steve Roberts on Fusion
By David Basulto The year 2008 will be eyeon Softwares 20th anniversary and the company is as strong as ever. The reason? It is the maker of Fusion, an extremely powerful and high end compositing application. The list of films that features Fusion effects is like a whos who of blockbusters. ...Read More »

Poser 7 Pro
By Ko Maruyama At SIGGRAPH 2007, I was able to check out the E-Frontier booth to see what Poser 7 Pro has in the works. I was surprised to see that in addition to the new model creation/import potential in the works, E-Frontier also has plans to export to Maya, Max and CINEMA 4D. One of the features that already exists in Poser 7 is easy rendering and animation options that make the application so intuitive to use. ...Read More »

DMN @ SIGGRAPH 07 ToonBoom goes Pro
By David Basulto If you have had a chance to see The Simpsons Movie you have seen some of ToonBooms great technology at work. Film Roman, the facility that did the animation, uses a combination of Toon Boom products to create its masterful works. I recently had the opportunity to use ToonBooms Storyboard Pro and have added the storyboarding software to my arsenal. In my experience ToonBoom software lets you work smart and not hard. ...Read More »

DMN @ SIGGRAPH Imagineer Systems Allan Jaenicke talks Mocha
By David Basulto At SIGGRAPH 2007, I had a chance to meet with Allan Jaenicke, CEO of Imagineer Systems, to discuss a brand new application called Mocha. Mocha is a new stand alone tracking tool for the visual effects artist and also the big brother to Motor. ...Read More »

Getting Intimate with CineForm Intermediate Part 2
By Mike Jones Digital intermediate workflow and Lossless compression seem to have become the buzz words of the month post NAB07 where a number of companies announced either new lossless intermediate workflow products or software support for existing intermediate solutions. For California-based developer CineForm, the industry attention must have been bitter sweet on one hand confirmation and acknowledgement of what CineForm has been touting loudly for quite some time, and on the other hand a newly populated stiff arena of competing products. ...Read More »

Getting Intimate with CineForm Intermediate
By Mike Jones Digital intermediate workflow and Lossless compression seem to have become the buzz words of the month post NAB07 where a number of companies announced either new lossless intermediate workflow products or software support for existing intermediate solutions. For California-based developer CineForm, the industry attention must have been bitter sweet on one hand confirmation and acknowledgement of what CineForm has been touting loudly for quite some time, and on the other hand a newly populated stiff arena of competing products. ...Read More »

Five Point Productions' Doritos entry "Live the Flavor" Shot with JVC GY-HD100 HDV camcorder
By John Virata For the first time in history, viewers had the chance to vote online to determine what Doritos commercial will appear during the 2007 Super Bowl. Sponsored by Frito Lay, the Crash the Super Bowl challenge invited fans of the chips to create their own 30-second commercial showcasing the popular snack food. Of more than 1000 entries to the contest, five were chosen. ...Read More »

Wedding Photographer Crashes Super Bowl with Sony HDR-FX1 camcorder
By John Virata For the first time in history, viewers had the chance to vote online to determine what Doritos commercial will appear during the 2007 Super Bowl. Sponsored by Frito Lay, the Crash the Super Bowl challenge invited fans of the chips to create their own 30-second commercial showcasing the popular snack food. Of more than 1000 entries to the contest, five were chosen. A Chip Lovers Dream, shot with a Sony HDR-FX1 HDV camcorder, is unique in that the creator of the commercial, Jared Cicon is a wedding photographer with no professional video or film training. ...Read More »

 





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