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May/June 2014

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4 ■ CGW M ay / Ju n e 2 014 L I G H T s p o t CGW Names Silver Edge Winners This year, the staff of Computer Graphics World literally logged miles daily on the NAB trade-show floor to check out the latest and greatest offerings. Once again, there were some products that stood out from the rest, with the potential of having a major impact on the industry. These are the winners of CGW's 2014 Silver Edge Awards, determined to be the best of show at NAB 2014. ■ HP's Z27x and Z24x DreamColor displays ■ Autodesk's Flame 2015 ■ AJA CION production camera ■ Blackmagic Design's Cintel film scanner ■ The Devil & Demon Strategy's Devil and Demon supercomputers ■ AMD's FirePro W9100 graphics card ■ Autodesk's Flame Assist ■ Blackmagic Design's URSA 4k camera ■ The Foundry's Nuke Studio ■ Nvidia's Iray Visual Computing Appliance A comprehensive overview of these products as well as other NAB news can be found at in the News-NAB section. The Foundry Releases Modo 801 The Foundry has forged a brand-new version of Modo, its 3D content creation application. Version 801 provides even more out-of-the-box functionality, with the introduction of new features, such as Nodal Shading for complex shader building and a completely rewritten Referencing workflow for large-scene management. There are also huge updates to core content creation work- flows, including animation and particles. Blackmagic Conjures Up Camera Blackmagic Design has unveiled Blackmagic URSA, a new high- end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single- person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive, 10-inch, fold-out, on-set monitor; large, user-upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4 k image sensor; and internal, dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders. The Blackmagic URSA EF model will retail for $5,995. Devil & Demon Supercomputers Tempt Users The Devil & Demon Strategy is making a devilish offer: super- computers for everyone. The new product line of Devil supercomput- ers and fast, stand-alone, desk- side Demon workstations are cus- tom-tuned, preconfigured systems powered with Micron components and AMD processors. HP Unveils New DreamColor Displays HP announced two new HP DreamColor Displays for the color-critical display market. The HP Z27x and Z24x displays for PCs and Macs feature HP's second-generation DreamColor Engine and pro- vide up to 1.07 billion on-screen colors, achieving color error so small that it is not discernable to the human eye. The HP DreamColor Z27x and Z24x are available for $1,499 and $599, respectively. ARTICLE: Go to "Extras" in the May/June 2014 issue box .com .com

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