broadcasting

The VFX behind "Äkta människor" (Real Humans)

Update: Just added a bit of info at the end of the post about the Arri Alexa ProRes4444 LogC workflow with Rec709 LUTs in After Effects.   Design for the hubot source code for “Äkta människor” from Jonas Hummelstrand on Vimeo.   Visual effects scene from “Äkta människor” (“Real Humans”) episode 5, season 1, 2012. […]

CasparCG Server 2.0 Released

The professional graphics and video play-out server for broadcast just got a major update. Here’s just some of the awesome new features:   NTSC, PAL and lower-field interlacing in SD and HD With the added support for NTSC, CasparCG Server 2.0 can now play all the current broadcast formats in both SD and HD, and […]

Show Reel 2011 Posted

A quick collection of some of my broadcast work for SVT, including motion graphics, design, 3D, time-lapse photography, set design, virtual sets, visual effects and more. Make sure you view it in full HD resolution! – Jonas

>Just Released: Free and Open Source Broadcast Graphics Server

> We’ve finally released the new version 1.8.0b4 of the CasparCG system, a broadcast graphics system that plays QuickTime and Flash out to SDI, HD-SDI, HDMI and DVI.Download installers, source code and tools from http://casparcg.com/ _________ From http://generalspecialist.com/ _________

>RED Finally Cuts in Adobe Apps

>While RED has published a picture of the Premiere Pro 1.0 box on their RED Adobe CS4 Installer (beta) page, you’ll actually need the newly released version 4.0.1 of Premiere Pro CS4 and version 9.0.1 of After Effects CS4. The system requirements aren’t exactly designed for the famed “soccer mom’s” of this world; you’ll need […]

>RED’s Latest Line-up

>The December 3rd updates to RED’s earlier announcements seem to be moving in the right direction. However, I can’t really figure out if we will be able to get a 2/3-inch Cinema Scarlet sensor with interchangeable lens mounts.If we can mount 3rd-party lenses to it, with a REDhandle, a viewfinder (BombEVF?) and a recording module […]

>Why the RED cameras won’t be seen at pool parties

>If RED was aiming their new Scarlet to be a “DSLR killer,” they missed the mark, unfortunately. I love what RED is doing to the dinosaurs of the camera business, but I was hoping that a Scarlet would replace my prosumer gear and give me new possibilities. Unless the Scarlet with the fixed lens is […]

>Learn VFX from the Masters of the Universe

>The world’s best supervisors including John Knoll, Scott Squires, John Dykstra, Pablo Helman, Dennis Murren, Mike Fink, Ken Ralson and Kim Libreri are part of a course in the new term at fxphd.com. Imagine learning stuff from the people behind such milestones as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars I to VI, Wargames, […]

>Watch and Embed YouTube Clips in High Quality

>The term “High Quality” has to be taken with a bucket of salt when we’re talking about YouTube, but there’s an easy way to at least lessen the compression artifacts, which is especially useful for full-screen viewing. Even a lot of clips that don’t have the “Watch in High Quality” link on the page actually […]

>ProRes 422 Codec Finally Cross-platform (Sorta…)

>Before you get all excited about the Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder 1.0 for Windows, let’s remember that you can only render to ProRes 422 if you’re on a Mac and have Final Cut Studio 2 installed. If you don’t you’ll be in the same boat as the Windows users and will need to install the […]

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