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Great loss among Pixar and Disney movie industry
Posted by Justyna
February 13, 2016, at 6:53 PM

Daniel Gerson, aged 49 passed away on 6th of February, he was struggling with brain cancer and died peacefully in his home surrounded by all his dear ones. He left a wife and two children.
Although his name may not be very well-known, he’s definitely worth remembering, as he created some of the most memorable animated films of recent years. He was a writer responsible for creating screenplays for many wonderful Disney and Pixar blockbusters, like: Monsters Inc. its sequel, and Big Hero 6.
His career began in 2001 when he started working with Disney/Pixar, co-writing Monsters Inc. screenplay‚ with a Pixar heavyweight Andrew Stanton. He also assisted with additional screenplay material for Disney features, such as: Chicken Little and Cars.

It is worth mentioning that Monsters Inc. was the first Pixar movie nominated for the Academy Award as Best Animated Feature. It didn’t succeed, however, one year later in 2015, his film Big Hero 6 was awarded with the Oscar. Except for the work on the screenplay, Daniel was also voicing one of the characters from the movie - the police desk sergeant (he’s to be heard in movie’s trailer). Although Big Hero 6 was Gerson’s most recent work, it’s not the last one. He was among the screenwriters, who contributed to the upcoming Cars 3 (it’s going to be released in the summer of 2017). Despite the lack of information about this last production’s plot, we expect it to be worth waiting for and exciting.
We’ve lost an extremely gifted writer and a family man. Thanks to his brilliant films, the memory of him will stay with us forever and we’ll keep him in our hearts.

Suorce: Cinemablend

Introducing a new member of Panasonic cameras family: The Cinema VariCam LT
Posted by Justyna
February 13, 2016, at 11:51 AM

The newest version of a well-known Panasonic cinema cameras line has just arrived. Some of its most significant features include: compact size, light weight and top cinema quality.
 


You can easily achieve your vision, thanks to the outstanding functions that the Cinema VariCam offers. Advanced-grading tools, camera dailies and built-in proxy recording capabilities - all this constitutes a real technological revolution in streamlining workflow. The body of VariCam LT is made of lightweight magnesium and is offering similar picture quality specifications as the larger version of VariCam 35. It’s got wonderful 35mm image sensor, wide dynamic range, and an expansive color gamut. Its high sensitivity makes acquisition of 4K image easier than ever, as well. Moreover, it’s equipped with a dual native ISO settings of 800 and 500, which enable clean shooting, whenever there’s not much light. Thanks to this particular size and design, there’s a wide array of shooting styles, including the comfortable one - ergonomic shoulder mounted operation. It can also be used on drones and gimbals. A one extra function that was added to the VeriCam LT makes it even more versatile: EF Lens mount, offering a great deal of lens choices.

VeriCam LT has a codec recording function, allowing the user to record primary codec or a smaller proxy file. In addition, there are functions of in-camera color grading and support for AVC-Intra 4K and Apple ProRes.
 


VeriCam LT is definitely an interesting device on the cinema-quality camera market. When you’re ready to start your adventure with professional cameras this model is definitely worth considering.

Source: Panasonic

Lumberyard free game engine from Amazon!
Posted by Justyna
February 12, 2016, at 10:09 AM

Amazon has just shared their fully free game engine - Lumberyard. It’s designed for game creators, who now can use it to produce their own, independent productions for the most important hardware platforms. This novelty was based on a very popular CryEngine, but it’s been improved and upgraded and now it offers many new functions. What’s crucial, it’s fully compatible with AWS-Amazon Web Services. Thanks to Lumberyard,  creators can design games for laptops and consoles, like Playstation 4 or Xbox One. In the nearest future, there’ll be a service for mobile constructions available, as well.

According to the source, Amazon was given their license with limitless access. Thanks to that, they could not only offer the product for free, but also it was possible to perform some modifications. The most significant one is connected with the AWS service. Amazon did not forget about multiplayer modules and shared the GameLift that was developed by Double Helix - a company acquired by Amazon. It is said that the cost will oscillate around $1,5 for 1000 users. Lumberyard is currently in beta phase so the most significant aim is to eliminate all the errors and produce a fully refined tool.
The Lumberyard game engine can be downloaded from the producer’s site.

Source: Amazon

The Final Cut Library Manager 3 available!
Posted by Justyna
February 11, 2016, at 9:07 PM

Are you struggling with managing your FCPX Library? Folks behind Arctic Whitnesess created great tool to help you with keeping all your Final Cut Pro X libraries in order, thanks to many associated Caches, Medias, Folders and External Files. The system works perfectly, as it immediately displays all Libraries, which are situated on your Spotlight-indexed drives. It’s possible to add different sources, such as: Xsan volumes or folders, disks and even those that aren’t indexed by the spotlight.

All elements placed in one library
There’s no need of opening your Final Cut Pro X when you just want to take a look at your libraries. You’ve even got access to some missing or disconnected elements. What’s more, all the projects and events are presented with detailed information about the used and recoverable disc space. Besides that, you can also easily find out which of those external disks you need to reconnect, in order to have access to your library. Now, you’ll be able to quickly find everything that’s missing and track it down. And what happens when you decide to keep your media and caches outside libraries’ assets? Well, then you can see where they’re stored and also which disk should be reconnected to get them back. In addition, you have the detailed list of all exported media, no matter if they were uploaded to the internet or exported as a file.

In search of everything, everywhere
When having the advanced license you can search among: project names, notes, event names, comments, and not only media keywords but also personalized names in FCPX. Within this license, you’re also able to sort your libraries, media folders and caches by potential space. Moreover, you’ve got access to exported media, and you’re able to create templates. There’s also a possibility of note-taking.

Final Cut Library Manager is an amazing and innovative tool, so when you want to keep everything that’s in your library in order, this one is definitely worth trying out. There’s also a free demo version available!

Learn more: Arctic Whiteness

This breakthrough discovery is about to change the power industry!
Posted by Justyna
February 11, 2016, at 4:04 PM

There’s going to be a breakthrough in the field of innovative technology soon and the problems with powering your modern hi-tech appliances, such as  smartphones, laptops and even drones are going to fade away. Forget low battery alerts in places, where your access to power and electricity is limited. Now everything could be fully charged at all times, thanks to the sensational discovery of a young scientist Olga Malinkiewicz. Her wonderful accomplishment is about to change the world of power industry.

Great success of Polish scientist
This name should soon sound very significant for everyone who’s into science and major discoveries. No matter if you live in Poland, or abroad. She will soon have her place among the most influential women, who made a big contribution to the history of the whole world, like.e.g Maria Skłodowska-Curie. Malinkiewicz, who is 32 and currently lives in Spain, made  a one breakthrough discovery that could change the whole concept of solar energy. Who knows, maybe even the whole world of science.

Her discovery was appreciated by Japanese investors, who offered her a contract worth millions on conducting her research on the market of innovative technologies. It’s also a great chance for Poland to shine among countries with representatives, who had a great influence on the history of the power industry.

Perovskite story
The whole breakthrough discovery is connected with one chemical substance called perovskite. ”It’s a calcium titanium oxide mineral composed of calcium titanate, with the chemical formula CaTiO3. The mineral was discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia by Gustav Rose in 1839 and is named after Russian mineralogist Lev Perovski (1792–1856)”.

The hidden power of perovskite
Olga Malinkiewicz, the talented young scientist, was conducting research on perovskite and when she got to know its features, she noticed some surprising occurrence. It turned out that perovskite is a great absorber of light, which led to a conclusion that it can get a vast amount of solar energy and process it into electricity.
This innovative discovery may have many different applications, as perovskite can be shaped into light and thin objects, and is also flexible. The production cost is low, as well. Thanks to all those different features, it can be used on many various surfaces, like glass, fabrics and transparent foil.

This important breakthrough will definitely have a great impact also on the world of technology. The invention of all the amazing traits of perovskite will enable us to use it on smartphones, personal computers and other appliances, keeping them fully charged, even while being away from the battery chargers. We could extend the functioning of any device, without the need of recharging the battery. This discovery will definitely change the whole system of power industry worldwide!

Source: Wyborcza