Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

September 2016 – At IBC 2016, Imagine Communications introduced their next offering in the area of media storage. Historically, the storage component of a media flow was a physical presence of a SAN, NAS or DAS device. Modern flows now need to work from a Virtual IP base, and this requires a redesign of where [...]

September 2016 – Fraunhofer Institute from Germany released several advancements that have come from their commercial R&D activities at the IBC show in Amsterdam. There were three (3) main areas of the announcements at the show – those related to VR, those related to light field and those related to their easyDCP Software Suite. The [...]

August 2016 – At this year’s IDF, Pericom was showing their long time series of re-timers, re-drivers, and packet switch products under their new parent company name of Diodes Inc. Pericom, which was established in 1990, was acquired by Diodes Inc in November 2015. A major announcement was the launch of the PCIe Gen 2 [...]

August 2016 – In a briefing at Intel Developer Forum, they provided an overview of the new generation of laptop and desktop computer Core Processor chips that form the i3/i5/i7 series of devices.    The new generation, the 7th in the Core series line, uses the improved design rule version of the Intel 14nm process that [...]

September 2016 – Fathom Events is once again bringing a one-night only event for viewers in cinema with a truly unique experience. In select theaters across the US, they are presenting, in association with Open Road Films, a preview showing of the new Oliver Stone film Snowden, in an event called “Snowden Live”. The nationwide [...]

August 2016 – At the Flash Memory Summit, Multi-core processor developer Kalray was showing their new application in the storage space. The new solution uses not only the majority of the CPU power for processing but, also allows for the implementation of storage interfaces, high speed NICs and crypto. The product features in path encryption [...]

August 2016 – This year, the Flash Memory Summit featured an entire panel track that was focusing on Media and Entertainment. One of the panels discussed the growing use of flash memory for HDR, UHD and 4K content capture and editing. The panel was moderated by Lidia Paulinska, Editor in Chief of Bright Blue Innovation [...]

July 2016 – In a 1:1 briefing with Autodesk at SIGGRAPH, we saw the latest version of their Shotgun software that is now being used for VR content creation in a single studio environment as a production pipeline manager. As projects start to use multiple sources for assets and have multiple developers, the management becomes [...]

July 2016 – In a briefing with Rob Hoffmann, Marketing Manager, Media & Entertainment Workstation Worldwide along with Scott Ruppert, Workstation Portfolio & Solution Planning, both with Lenovo, at SIGGRAPH 2016, we discussed the role of the workstations in the creative process. The Lenovo position is that the workstations are more than just a computer [...]

July 2016 – Blackmagic Design was showing their Fusion VFX and Motion Graphics software at the show. The product has now released version 8 and is available in two levels. The standard Fusion 8 product is available FREE for OSX, Windows and Linux. Fusion 8 Studio is the paid commercial version and starts at $995 [...]