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March 2011

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bits & pieces Sony ( has intro- duced two new OLED displays in an ef- fort to replace CRT monitors for critical evaluation applications. OLED technol- ogy is environmentally friendly, with less power consumption, lower weight and no environmental pollutants pro- duced. Sony will deliver the 25-inch BVM-E250 in mid April, and the 17-inch BVM-E170 in June. The monitors offer HD resolution OLED panels with 10-bit drivers and use a newly-developed Sony Professional Display Engine. The OLED processor is designed to bring out the full performance of a master monitor, producing deep blacks with high dynamic range, blur-free motion, wide color gamut and accurate picture reproduction. at a glance... Commercial production company JAYAN FILMS (www.jayan- is now operating its production division out of the newly- launched CRAWFORD MEDIA SERVICES COMPLEX in Atlanta. The two companies have had a 20-year working relationship. Jayan recently expanded its services to include the development of original content and branded entertainment, the delivery of Web-based media, and production for large venue presentations. AUTODESK ( will acquire Scaleform Corpo-       Digital Transfer, Editorial & QC Services                                                                                                            6 Post • March 2011 ration, a privately held user interface tools and middleware company, for approximately $36 million. Scaleform’s technology has been li- censed in the development of more than 800 games across major hardware platforms, including PCs, Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony Playsta- tion 3, Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) and Nintendo Wii.The com- pany’s flagship Scaleform GFx allows development teams to more quickly and easily author game UIs and interactive 3D experiences using popular design tools such as Adobe Flash and the Adobe Cre- ative Suite. THE MILL ( in London has installed two Nu- coda Fuse grading systems to manage all footage that travels in and out of The Mill TV and Film Studio.The studio has already used Fuse on projects such as Doctor Who, Merlin and Primeval, as well as on stereographic CG shots for The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The 61ST ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS took place last month at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.The awards (www.americancine- recognized outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries.ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honors were presented to Christopher Nolan, and Career Achievement honors were bestowed on veteran film editors Michael Brown,ACE, and Michael Kahn,ACE. Bulgaria-based CHAOS GROUP (, a devel- oper of software solutions for the computer graphics industry, has ac- quired Baltimore, MD-based software developer and visualization firm ASGVIS.The acquisition consolidates V-Ray for Rhino and V-Ray for SketchUp development within the Chaos Group brand, and es- tablishes a new Chaos Group company in the US. London’s ON SIGHT ( has expanded its 2D and stereoscopic 3D capabilities with the purchase of a second SGO Mistika system.The new Mistika is connected to a 64TB SAN, and both systems are capable of 4K playback. On Sight regularly provides 2D and stereo 3D finishing services for commercials, corporate films, documentaries and feature films.The company also has a camera rental division, Axis Films. The UK’s SSL ( has released Duende Native plug-ins, which are functionally and sonically identical to the now discontinued DSP-powered Duende plug-ins, but they run na- tively using your host computer's processing resources.The founda- tions of the Duende Native collection are plug-in adaptations of two SSL console classics: the EQ & Dynamics Channel plug-in provides an EQ and dynamics processing solution with the power, precision, flexi- bility and signature tone of an SSL console channel strip.The Stereo Bus Compressor plug-in gives users the classic SSL stereo master bus compressor that brings power and punch to a mix while keeping clarity. In addition, Duende Native includes Drumstrip and Vocalstrip, which are “task specific” plug-ins that each gather together a set of carefully selected and crafted processing tools to get engineers straight to drum and vocal sounds quickly and easily.

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