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e d i t i o n 2 , 2 0 1 8 | c g w 3 S P O T L I G H T Blackmagic Design Reveals DaVinci Resolve 15 Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 15, a mas- sive update that fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, is touted as the first solu- tion to combine professional off-line and online editing, color correction, audio postproduction, multi-user collaboration, and now visual effects together in one soware tool. DaVinci Resolve 15 adds an entirely new Fusion page with over 250 tools for compos- iting, paint, particles, animated titles, and more. In addition, it includes a major update to Fairlight audio, along with over 100 new features and improvements. The free version of DaVinci Resolve 15 can be used for professional work. DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio, which adds multi-user collabora- tion, 3D, VR, dozens of additional filters and effects, unlimited network rendering, and other advanced features, is available for $299. WorldViz Releases Vizible, Announces VizBox WorldViz's VR business collaboration solution, Vizible, which released to existing WorldViz customers in January 2018, is now available for all businesses to pur- chase. In addition, the company has announced VizBox, a portable, all-in-one VR solution businesses can use to join Vizible collaboration sessions. VizBox, a patented, all-in-one boxed solution, is light enough to ship to offices that may not have VR headsets available. The units come with everything needed to connect to a Vizible VR session. No specialized training is required. Vizible is available on a subscription basis as a cloud-based (SaaS) solution. The starting subscription price is $250 per user per month. VizBoxes are available for Vizible users for $7,900 or can be rented upon request. E-on's Vue and PlantFactory in R5 E-on Soware has rolled out Release 5 (R5) of its Vue and PlantFac- tory 2016 soware as a free soware update. R5 of Vue includes export and interoperability improvements, LOD export for objects or group of objects, user-defined number of LODs to be exported, the ability to export only one texture per LOD, and the ability to export objects as billboards. The UI also features a redesign. PlantFactory 2016 R5 also comes with a host of new features, including new creative tools, a fully-featured flower node together with an additional metanode companion collection, a user-defined twist parameter propagation between parent and child segments, improved displacement computation between trunk/branch tran- sitions, export and interoperability improvements, and a redesigned and simplified UI for exporting. Nvidia Makes News Splash Nvidia recently unveiled a series of advances to boost performance on deep learning work- loads by 10x compared with the generation introduced just six months ago. Advancements include a 2x memory boost to Nvidia Tesla V100 and a new GPU interconnect fabric called Nvidia NVSwitch, which enables up to 16 Tesla V100 GPUs to simultaneously communicate at a record speed of 2.TB/sec. The company also launched Nvidia DGX-2, the first single server capable of delivering 2 peta- flops of computational power. DGX-2 has the deep learning processing power of 300 servers occupying 15 racks of data center space, while being 60x smaller and 18x more power efficient. The company also introduced a new version of its TensorRT inference optimizer, with sup- port for new capabilities in data centers, automotive applications, and embedded devices.

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