Top 10 Stories this Month on Hollywood Industry
# 1 Wells Fargo to verify customers using eye scans Video By DMO Affiliate Wells Fargo will soon use eye scans to verify the identity of customers. The bank plans to roll out biometric security technology by July. Customers will use their iPhone cameras to take a picture of their eyes. Software in the bank's mobile app will then translate the image into digital code to match a stored template. ...Read More »
# 2 Apple Feeling Pain at the End of the iPhone 6 Cycle Video By DMO Affiliate April 27 -- Brian White, senior equity research analyst at Drexel Hamilton, discusses Apple dealing with the end of an iPhone sales cycle. He speaks on "Bloomberg ?GO?." ...Read More »
# 3 Can iPhone 7 Swing Sales Back in Apple's Favor? Video By DMO Affiliate April 27 -- Brian White, senior equity research analyst at Drexel Hamilton, talks about expectations for Apple's iPhone 7 and the prospect of Apple tapping into its cash pile for acquisitions. He speaks on "Bloomberg ?GO?." ...Read More »
# 4 Apple, Chipotle report quarterly losses Video By DMO Affiliate Apple says its quarterly revenue fell for the first time in 13 years as iPhone sales fell compared to a year ago. Meanwhile, Chipotle reported its first ever quarterly loss since going public in 2006. The burrito chain is struggling to bounce back following multiple outbreaks of foodborne illnesses last year. ...Read More »
# 5 Apple Sales Suffer on Fewer iPhones for Less Money Video By DMO Affiliate April 27 -- Apple saw second-quarter sales slide 13 percent on slowing demand for iPhones in China, sending shares lower. Bloomberg's Jeremy Kahn examines the end of Apple's 13-year growth streak and what investors are looking for next from the company. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." ...Read More »
# 6 Apple Outlook: What's Ahead for the Tech Giant? Video By DMO Affiliate April 26 -- Apple posted its first quarterly revenue drop in more than a decade, dragged down by waning demand for the iPhone. So, what's ahead for Apple? Bloomberg's Alistair Barr reports on "Bloomberg West." ...Read More »
# 7 Kendall Jenner Calls Out Rob Kardashian for Regifting Her Christmas Present to Blac Chyna Video By DMO Affiliate In a new clip from the upcoming season of ?Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kendall Jenner is fuming when she finds out her big brother, Rob Kardashian, has re-gifted an iPad she gave to him for Christmas to his new girlfriend, Blac Chyna. "Rob is dating someone that has kind of had a bad history with my family and he fully regifted my gift, the 20-year-old model says to the camera. ?On top of it, it's so annoying to find out through social media because his girlfriend posted it. Like, there's some things ...Read More »
# 8 Apple reports first drop in iPhone shipments Video By IDG.TV For the first time since it launched, shipments of the iPhone dropped year-on-year and pushed Apple revenue and profit down. ...Read More »
# 9 Final Text Messages Between Teen Lost at Sea and His Mom Revealed: 'My iPad Is Dead…I Love You' Video By Clip Syndicate At 9:49 a.m. on the morning of July 24, 2015, Perry sent a text message to his mother, Pamela Cohen ...Read More »
# 10 Breaking Down Apple's Second-Quarter Earnings Report Video By DMO Affiliate April 26 -- Shannon Cross, Cross Research Group's co-founder, reacts to Apple's second-quarter earnings report. She speaks with Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal and Scarlet Fu on "What'd You Miss?" ...Read More »
# 11 The Pitfalls of Pushing Noise Reduction Tools Too Far Personal Profile By Ron Bartlett My name is Ron Bartlett, and I am based in LA. Over the years, I've been fortunate to work on numerous feature films including some blockbusters such as Blade Runner, Heat, Die Hard, The Fifth Element, Mission: Impossible, Prometheus, The Life of Pi, and several X-Men films. iZotope's RX is my go-to tool of choice, and over the years, it has saved me valuable production time while wowing the supervisors in the process. ...Read More »
# 12 Adobe Unveils Breakthroughs in Video and Film Production Feature By Ko Maruyama Next week, NABShow will offer many new solutions for production and post production in the broadcasting world. Ahead of that avalanche of news, Adobe has made an early announcement of their own. New products in their CreativeCloud lineup for video users. ...Read More »
# 13 Rivalry on the Ice Project Profile By none There is almost no rivalry in professional sports that matches the intensity of one in the National Hockey League. It is not just team against team, but city against city competing against each other in rivalries that have been passed down through generations. Which is one of the reasons why the Winter Classic has become a huge success. Every year, the NHL highlights hockey the way it used to be played: Outside, open to the elements, and in front of thousands of screaming fans. All while featuring teams that have forged generations of bitter rivals. One of these heated rivalries is between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins. These two teams are members of the "Original Six", the first professional hockey teams in the NHL, dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. ...Read More »
# 14 ASSIMILATE Announces New SCRATCH VR Suite, the Only End-to-End VR Toolset and Workflow Featured News By none In its continued support of all things VR, ASSIMILATE(r) announced today its new SCRATCH VR Suite, the only professional VR end-to-end workflow with an all-inclusive, real-time toolset for working naturally within a 360 environment -- dailies, conform, color grading, composting, finishing, and mastering in any format, any resolution. It's a complete and powerful virtual reality (VR) toolset that enables the highest level of quality and productivity, and it's affordable for everyone. The first public SCRATCH VR Suite demo will be at NAB 2016, the ASSIMILATE booth N8525 in the VR Pavilion, north hall. ...Read More »
# 15 Java Post's Caffeine Fueled Success Personal Profile By none Jack Tunnicliffe, Java Post founder and president, has lived the transition into digital, keeping his post production facility on the forefront of technology shifts and disruptions. "Java Post is 20 years old, but this is my 43rd year working in television," he said. "I started in television working at the CTV (Canadian TV) television network as a camera operator and eventually worked my way to a producer/director position doing live television, such as the Olympics. I also produced and directed television shows, documentaries and commercials, but my passion has always been the work done in post." ...Read More »
# 16 When Kids Ask to Borrow Case Study By Miles Weston Filmmaker Jim Courtwright developed a new business opportunity in producing short films for clients for today's mobile devices. But he found his son also liked some of his gear for his own work. His workflow station suddenly became a cluttered mess. ...Read More »
# 17 Cinema Art Speeds Up the Golden Age of Mexican Movie Company Profile By none Spanish speaking channels Cine Nostalgia and Cine Estelar program line up features a number of movie genres including comedy, classic western, drama and action from the '50s, '60s and '70s streamed in HD to the US market over cable platforms Direct TV, AT&T, Verizon and Cox. Cinema Arts, a Mexico-based production facility owned and by Vasallo Vision Group, has embarked on a sizeable film restoration project, with the aim of bringing Cine Nostalgia and Cine Estelar's 2000 plus Mexican 35mm Film classics to digital HD with unmatched quality and preservation. "It's not just about restoring a film," states Cinema Arts CEO Carlos Vasallo. "Our goal is to present the highest quality and be faithful to its artistic and historical work as envisioned by the original producers, directors, and screenwriters." ...Read More »
# 18 Cineversity VR Plugin Feature By Ko Maruyama Cineversity Releases New CV-VR Cam Plug-in and Tutorials to Streamline Cinema 4D Workflow for Virtual Reality ...Read More »
# 19 A Look into "Peek-A-Boo": Blackmagic Design's Pocket Cinema Camera Captures the Dark Fairytale Project Profile By none Not every game has a happy ending. In "Peek-A-Boo," a frazzled father finds out what happens when he refuses to play a game with his fun loving daughter who has her heart set on it. Mark Lawson of "One Life to Live" plays the father, an actor, who is managing the household while his wife is traveling while also juggling preparing for an upcoming audition. His daughter, Sally, is a handful and keeps begging him to play peek-a-boo with her. "You have to play the game!" she insists. Later that night, the father discovers his decision not to holds supernatural consequences. ...Read More »
# 20 Turning Orlando Into an 80s Arcade Game Research By none The American Advertising Association's Awards, formerly called the ADDYs, is one of the ad industry's highest honors. Taking place regionally, the award events are huge productions that bring together the best creatives in the US ad space. For this year's Orlando awards, Florida's Ad Club chose Levitation Creative Agency to come up with an intro video that would show off Orlando and why it is such an amazing place to live and create. And what better way than to fly through every part of Orlando and turn the city into an 80s arcade game? ...Read More »
# 21 NAB Hands On Product Preview By Ko Maruyama This month, AJA announced a new camera - the RovoCam. As major producers of video continue to get ready and move forward into higher resolution content, especially UHD, AJA delivers this new block camera for multiple markets and users. ...Read More »
# 22 Kensington's Blackbelt Quick Peek By Ko Maruyama The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a machine somewhere in between a laptop and a mobile tablet. It is able to keep up with all of the software that you'd run on your Windows 8 machine, but more portable than a laptop. One problem with the ability to drag the SurfacePro around is the potential to dropping it. Kensington's BlackBelt protects the SurfacePro while still allowing all of the port function to be accessible. ...Read More »
# 23 DAZ3D Prints Quick Peek By Ko Maruyama DAZ 3D software has been an affordable and easy way for people to begin exploring 3D models and creating beautiful scenes quickly. Now, DAZ is offering a way to get 3D characters from your screen to your hand. 3D prints of models built within the Genesis 2 system are supported. Printed people (and a dragon) for people who print. ...Read More »
# 24 StuffIt Deluxe 16 Product Review By Ko Maruyama While you might think that there isn't a whole lot that you can say about compressing your files, there are a bunch of us old macheads that remember our first, Stuffit. Smith Micro recently brought out StuffIt Deluxe 16, which is long overdue, but still a welcome addition to your Mac toolkit, and yes, it does '.zip' formats as well. ...Read More »
# 25 Digital Juice Pilot Pro Product Review By Ko Maruyama Digital Juice has been around as a company for nearly two decades, serving up stock footage for editors of all kinds. In the early days, Digital Juice delivered physical media to members. These days, the company is expanding the way it does business, so you can expand your business. The Pilot program is similar to a beta launch phase, but you're not on your own, Digital Juice Community embedded in the subscription will help everyone out. ...Read More »
# 26 VideoCopilot Element 3D Product Review By Ko Maruyama It's been about 2 years since VideoCopilot introduced the Element 3D plugin for After Effects. Now, Version 2 is out, delivering more control over the ability to integrate 3D models, textures, lights, and animation using many of the Adobe After Effects controls that you're already familiar with. ...Read More »
# 27 2014 RoundUp Product Review By Ko Maruyama As 2014 comes to an end, there are some products we've seen this year that continue to look good, moving forward into 2015. Although we'll see lots of new tech at CES 2015, there are some great products that you can get without waiting. Beacon Audio has a small bluetooth speaker that you can take with you wherever you want to enjoy audio. ...Read More »
# 28 MAXON'S NEWEST Product Review By Ko Maruyama Once you learn a piece of 3D software, it?s hard to switch into another piece of software. The language of good 3D design and animation doesn?t change, but the interface and toolset does change when you switch between software packages. However, switching between something your comfortable with and CINEMA4D is even easier now. So making the transition between what you?re using now and R16 doesn?t have to be an On/Off operation. ...Read More »
# 29 Pinnacle Studio 18 Product Review By Ko Maruyama Pinnacle has been around for a long time, and, as the version number implies, Pinnacle Studio has undergone several changes since it was first launched. Pinnacle Studio 18 is a robust consumer editoral system for anyone who is interested in getting into video editing. Moreover, it contains other tools to help create and publish your editorial content. ...Read More »
# 30 RED GIANT OFFLOAD Product Review By Ko Maruyama It's a media copy application for easily backup and - hey - OFFLOADING your footage from a removable camera media card to somewhere else. Simple enough for almost anyone on set to use. ...Read More »
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