In Broadcast - February 2014 - 12
I N T E R N A T I O N A L
WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 28 - FEBRUARY 2014
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AJA Io 4K Packs
cineSync Completes Video
Effects For Cuaron's Gravity
USA: AJA Video Systems is
shipping Io 4K which packs
Thunderbolt 2 technology
for the latest 4K workflows.
P ro v i d i n g a n a d d i t i o n a l
Thunderbolt 2 port for daisychaining
other peripherals, Io 4K offers
a range of professional video
and audio connectivity with
real-time high-quality scaling
of 4K to 2K and UltraHD to HD.
Io 4K integrates with leading
production tools such as Final Cut
Pro X, Adobe Creative Cloud, Avid
Media Composer, AJA Control
Room, Telestream Wirecast 5.
ospective's video review
software cineSync played
a key role in a globe-spanning
VFX pipeline for Alfonso Cuaron's
Charting the quest of astronaut
Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock)
to survive after her spaceship is
crippled, the ﬁlm received ten Oscar
nominations, including one for Best
Framestore, principal VFX vendor
on Gravity, tasked Australia's Rising
Sun Pictures with completing a reentry sequence.
From their facility in Adelaide,
Rising Sun was able to integrate
seamlessly with Framestore
via cineSync as a remote
cineSync was used for remote
review on all of the movies
nominated for Best Visual Effects
this year, including The Hobbit: The
Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3,
The Lone Ranger, Star Trek Into
Darkness, as well as Gravity.
Gravity - © 2013 Warner Bros. Pictures
The ﬁlm's climactic scene shows
Stone attempting re-entry into
earth's atmosphere. Rising Sun
Pictures completed 17 shots for
Using Framestore's pre-vis for
reference, Rising Sun worked with
Director Cuaron, Executive Producer
Nikki Penny and Tim Webber, VFX
Supervisor at Framestore, to craft
and deliver the 2.5-minute sequence.
"We came up with technical and
creative solutions through talking to
Tim and Alfonso," said Tony Clark,
VFX Supervisor and co-founder of
RSP. "These conversations required
a large number of cineSync sessions,
usually including various reference
clips of elements they wanted to
include in the re-entry scene."
Nexenta Manages Framestore Data Growth
r a m e s to r e h a s s e l e c te d
Nexenta's Software Defined
Storage solution to manage its
multi-petabyte data storage needs.
Framestore CTO Steve
MacPherson said: "Nexenta is a
progressive and forward thinking
company with a team of highly
technical engineers, who integrated
well with the Framestore technology
team and have been a pleasure
to work with.
"I believe Nexenta is on the crest
of a wave, one that has a strong
potential to disrupt the storage
industry status quo. The coupling
of affordable enterprise grade
hardware, a strong and open ZFS
base, and Nexenta software features
provide us with great flexibility
in how we design and deploy
"Nexenta provides that last critical
software and support component
that allows us to move everything
forward as we re-architect our global
Working with its technology
partner Dell to provide the
hardware, and utilising the opensource ZFS operating system,
Framestore selected Nexenta for
its combination of technical depth
and novel approach to software
Established in 1995, Framestore
has locations in London, New York,
Montreal and Los Angeles.
Recent projects include movie
blockbusters 'Gravity' and 'Skyfall,'
as well as global advertising
campaigns for Audi and Pepsi, and
TV shows including 'Doctor Who'.
USA: EditShare has announced
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
compatibility for all EditShare
shared storage, Flow and Ark
archiving and backup products.
Customers using Mavericks
with Avid MC 7.0.3 and 188.8.131.52,
FCP X 10.1, and Pro Tools 11.1
can connect to EditShare shared
storage systems via Thursby's
DAVE 11 SMB client or via AFP.
Editshare say that even when
editing multiple streams of 10-bit
uncompressed HD, Avid editors will
GBR: Quantel shared storage
solution, Genetic Engineering 2
(GE2), aims to boost productivity,
teamwork and ﬂexibility for post.
Quantel say its second generation
shared storage solution delivers new
levels of ﬂexibility, performance and
productivity for Quantel Pablo Rio
colour and ﬁnishing system users.
Quantel claim that up to four GE2
connected Pablo Rio's are guaranteed
real-time performance even at 4K.
DK Meter goes 'All In'
Every Feature in Every Meter
Audio Metering Suite, Loudness Logging, StarFish, Picture Preview,
SMPTE reading ..... no hidden cost - just tools!
than simply Loudness