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Codex logoCodex Digital, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, today announces that ARRI CSC, a subsidiary of ARRI, Inc. and the largest, full-service camera equipment rental group in the USA, has made a significant investment in Codex onboard recorders and other equipment and will soon have them available for rental.

Happy F5 LogoBiennial Conference Brings Together Creative Thought Leaders for Two Days of Inspiration and Rocking Good Times

F5, the biennial creativity festival presented by Motionographer, returns to the historic Roseland Ballroom in New York City April 15-16, 2011. F5 is a cutting-edge conference exploring the intersection of art, design and entertainment. This year's theme is "Happy F5," which reflects a desire to spread and share messages of optimism while celebrating F5's birthday and return. Drawing together speakers and attendees from a wide cross-section of creative industries, F5 fosters creative collisions -- those moments of lasting insight and inspiration that occur when we uncover something unexpected.

Corel Video Studio Pro X4Corel today introduces Corel® VideoStudio® Pro X4, the new version of its powerful video editing software that lets anyone create and share professional-quality videos. With outstanding speed and easy ways to bring great-looking movies to the screen, VideoStudio Pro X4 combines power and simplicity to break down the barriers to video editing.

Simplified and Powerful Video Editing for Everyone

Whether you're a new user or have a long-time passion for video editing, VideoStudio Pro X4 is an ideal choice with its uncomplicated approach to movie making, impressive effects and outstanding speed-to-results.

Ross Live Production TechnologyAfter a perfect performance on the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 30th, Ross Video’s XPression 2D/3D CG and motion graphics system was selected by Los Angeles-based Mdots/Fontastics to provide live graphics for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® which aired live on CBS, Sunday, February 13th.

Hugh Grew, graphics operator for the show, used XPression to display nominee boxes and animated lower-thirds for the winners. “XPression is fast, powerful, rock-solid, and most importantly, easy-to-use. I was able to easily create and animate 3D graphics, then complete the graphic with a unique off-animation when the director called for it. XPression keeps track of all of its continuous animations, so the graphics exit cleanly, right on cue,” said Hugh. “In addition to XPression being a great box, the support from Ross is full-time, awesome!”

Photographer Dean George's imaginative character studies capture the personalities of artists used to remaining behind-the-scenes.


Colorists are used to making images look beautiful, but almost never do they find themselves in front of the lens, serving as the subject matter for provocative pictures. An exception to that rule is provided by an intriguing series of portraits created by photographer Dean George of colorists from Filmworkers facilities in Chicago, Dallas and Nashville.