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2009 Editing, VFX, and Animation Reel Impressions Showcase

This is the 2009 Reel Impressions Editing, VFX, and Animation showcase which premiered at the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas on a 24 ft. movie screen, projected in HD.

Reel Impressions is a joint partnership between the NAB Show and Reel-Exchange.com.

2009 Reel Impressions Student Showcase

Watch the 2009 Reel Impressions Student showcase which premiered at the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas on a 24 ft. movie screen, projected in HD.

Reel Impressions is a partnership between the NAB Show and Reel-Exchange.com.

Reel-Exchange’s Westley Gathright on the NAB Show

This year Reel-Exchange member, and Reel Impressions participant, Westley Gathright posted video blogs on his first experience attending the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Westley patrolled the exhibit halls and attended some of the sessions and provided his POV via videos captured with a Flip camera then posted to YouTube.


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Picture Mill’s Bryan Thombs

Maya artist Bryan Thombs is walking the floor for his day job at Picture Mill. Specifically he’s looking for stereo 3D technology (he’s come to the right place). Hollywood-based Picture Mill is moving into stereo 3D title sequences, prologues and epilogues, and trailers to expand on their existing work in the same vein in 2D for clients including Paramount, Disney, Universal, Spyglass, Red Wagon, Nickelodeon and the BBC.

Bryan also made the titles for the Reel Impressions showcases that have been running all week in the Central Hall Content Theater. These showcases feature the Cinematography, Graphics, and Visual Effects work from millimeter‘s Reel-Exchange members and NAB attendees.

See the Picture Mill reel here.

Phantom Workflow

While we’ve handed the buzzword crown this year to “3D,” let’s not forget about old friend “workflow.” Solutions and improvements abounded this year at NAB, and the Vision Research people are no exception. They are addressing the issue as it relates to their popular high-speed digital camera technology.

The guys at Vision Research showed me their new 10gigabit Ethernet Phantom CineStation—a docking station for its hot swappable CineMag memory magazines designed to speed up the transfer of data from the magazine to the people who need it—both the transfer and the download of the data. When you consider, according to Vision Research, that the Phantom HD system gobbles up about four megabytes of memory for each frame shot, just a few seconds of material can suck up internal camera memory quickly. more

Autodesk Sets Off Flare at NAB 2009

Reel-Exchange Community Manager Craig Erpelding talked with Bruno Sargeant of Autodesk about the possibilities Flare creates for studios at NAB 2009.

Alioscopy Demonstrates 3D Auto-stereoscopic Workflow with Autodesk 3D and Compositing Software at NAB 2009

Alioscopy auto-stereoscopic 3D at NAB 2009Press Release

Alioscopy USA, a 3D visualization technology provider, has announced its involvement with Autodesk at the 2009 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center (April 20-23,, 2009). Located at the Autodesk booth (South Hall, Booth SL 2120), Alioscopy is demonstrating finished auto-stereoscopic 3D content playing on its LCD display. Attendees can see firsthand how artists and technical directors (TDs) can use Autodesk 3ds Max software (with planned future support for Autodesk Maya and Autodesk Softimage software) and Autodesk Toxik software to help create and composite auto-stereoscopic 3D animated content for playback on Alioscopy LCD displays. Read on at The Briefing Room

More 2009 NAB Show news from The Briefing Room

NAB 2009 FreshDV Video: Canon DSLRs and Panasonic 3D

At the Canon booth at NAB 2009 we talked with them about user-requested firmware updates for the 5D Mark II DSLR, as well as the basic video featureset of the new Rebel T1i. We also got a quick look at a concept 3D stereoscopic camera design from Panasonic.

3ality Digital Continues 3D Crusade

Reel-Exchange Community Manager Craig Erpelding talked with Angela Wilson Gyetvan of 3ality Digital about the company’s offerings featured at NAB 2009.

Getting more from your GPU, NVIDIA style

NVIDIA Digital Video Pipeline at NAB 2009What’s graphics card vendor NVIDIA doing at NAB? Lots, as I learned in a fast paced 30 minute visit this afternoon.

I started with a look at the GeForce 3D vision, which via stereoscopic glasses gives gamers a 3D experience on hundreds of computer games. At NAB, NVIDIA previewed compatibility with content creation programs like Autodesk Maya, so designers can actually preview in 3D right from the program. The only downside is that you need an LCD panel that runs at 120 Hz, essentially 60 Hz for each eye. The largest current single LCD with this capability is only 22�, so NVIDIA showed an array of four 22� LCD panels using their Quadro Plex 2200 D2 visualization system. more

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