From our Partners

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  • Colorist Society International: Color and COVID-19
    Colorist Society International: Color and COVID-19

    Like other workers around the world, many colorists have had to adopt work-at-home solutions as the COVID-19 pandemic has spread around the globe. On the plus side, high speed internet connections and virtual collaboration and communications tools are available that make it possible, if not ideal, to continue projects from home studios or other remote sites. On the other hand, with film, television and advertising production at a virtual standstill, artists face the prospect of furlough or unemployment once projects that were already shot when the crisis began are complete. Animation and restoration may be exceptions to this bleak outlook, but we all hope for an end to the crisis and a return to some semblance of normalcy…whatever that might mean.

    Even as "social distancing" has become our new way of life, CSI is moving forward. As you'll read below, we are excited to welcome award-winning colorist Walter Volpatto as a CSI Fellow. An effort has also begun to launch a local chapter in Dallas. We are continuing our campaign to have "colorist" recognized as a distinct category on IMDB as well as our efforts to recruit new members and corporate supporters. Additionally, in these challenging times, we encourage members to take advantage of the forum on our website. It is an excellent resource for connecting with colleagues, sharing information about employment opportunities and exchanging tips on working from home and other issues of the day. We also welcome you to use the forum to offer your ideas for making CSI a stronger, more effective organization.

  • Bluefish444 releases KRONOS K8 Professional Installer for Windows, version 2020.14
    Bluefish444 releases KRONOS K8 Professional Installer for Windows, version 2020.14

    Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/UHD SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, has released a new Professional Installer for Windows, version 2020.14.

    The release of the new Professional Installer 2020.14 is a seminal moment in which the stability of Bluefish drivers meet the next generation of Bluefish hardware, adding compatibility for the KRONOS K8 and enhanced performance for Epoch video I/O cards across all Bluefish-supported applications.

    Software compatibility has been widened to include support for Foundry VFX applications and existing support for 3rd-party content creation tools enhanced via compatibility upgrades to the latest versions. 4K/UHD and HD performance for Epoch customers will see a marked improvement, and K8 enables ultra-demanding 4K/UHD workflows in SDR and HDR with the most popular content creation tools available today.

    Professional artists using Assimilate SCRATCH, Unity, CasparCG, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and ProTools software will benefit greatly from the improved Epoch performance and access to the latest K8 hardware enabling multi-channel 4K/UHD SDR and HDR workflows. The list of supported software grows even further through Bluefish's DirectShow support, with applications such as vMix, Telestream Wirecast, Resolume, Dataton, OBS, VLC, and many more, now having compatibility with K8.

    Bluefish welcomes Foundry's Nuke and Nuke Studio to the list of supported 3rd-party content creation tools.

    Bluefish recommends that all customers using Bluefish Epoch or KRONOS products with Windows update to this latest installer, which is available to download from the Bluefish website.

  • We’re putting our resources to work for you
    We’re putting our resources to work for you

    As the world shifts from response to recovery, our focus remains on team safety, community support, innovative technology for a cure, billions in financing and business continuity for customers. Together, we'll all emerge stronger and more connected.


    Why is lens metadata important for post-production? Because by feeding it to post-production teams, they not only save time and cost but also ensure a better-quality product. The digital data takes the guesswork out of many processes; VFX artists can therefore create effects and 3D models that are more accurate, with much greater speed.

    Cooke Optics' open source /i Technology, supported by over 40 industry leaders including Sony, RED, Avid and Atomos, provides vital information including lens setting, aperture and depth-of-field and hyperfocal distance. The latest /i 3 version also includes inertial tracking data, shading and distortion data, which are particularly useful for VFX artists.

    DP Sam McCurdy shot Season 2 of Neflix's Lost In Space with Cooke 5/i prime lenses, capturing /i Technology lens metadata to aid post-production. " Lost in Space is obviously a very heavy VFX show, and the VFX producer and supervisor insist on all the information they can get," McCurdy said. "We pride ourselves on the blend of real and VFX on the show, and being able to realistically recreate the data of a lens and the aberrations of a lens sometimes make all the difference. Both the 5/i and the /i Technology sensor proved their worth every day."

    DP Nicolaj Bruel also recorded lens data throughout the shoot of Pinocchio, to supply to VFX house One Of Us for additional CGI work. Theo Demiris, VFX Supervisor, One of Us, said, "It all comes down to re-creating the exact movement and properties of the camera in the digital world, and having access to all of that information meant that we could very quickly 'solve' the camera and recreate it with precision. Having experienced this workflow and the level of data available, it's really hard to go back to projects that aren't set up in the same way."

  • Introducing the ALT Systems Remote Workflow Lab: Pick the Best Workflow Solutions.
    Introducing the ALT Systems Remote Workflow Lab: Pick the Best Workflow Solutions.

    Finding the best tools so your creative team can work remotely is a challenge - especially during a global pandemic.  What if you had a safe and effective way to thoroughly test video editing and finishing technologies before committing to a remote access workflow?  Good news: ALT Systems has the answer!

    Introducing the ALT Systems Remote Workflow Lab - the best way to evaluate remote access solutions so you can try before you buy.  As part of our commitment to the Media & Entertainment community, our expert Tech Team has assembled a fully-equipped, remote-access lab so you can put the latest remote content creation tools to the test under real-world conditions:

    ·       PC-over-IP, VPN and KVM Solutions for Mac, Windows, and Linux

    ·       Video and Audio Editing Applications

    ·       Compositing, Color-Correction, and Finishing Solutions

    ·       Cloud-Based and Hybrid Storage and Archive Platforms

    ·       First and Last-Mile Network and Internet Speed & Performance

    Featuring a wide array of creative applications and platforms, including: Adobe, Avid, Autodesk, HP, Colorfront, Splashtop, 10Zig, Teradici, Amulet Hotkey, Tailscale, and many more.

    First come, first served - so contact today!

    About ALT Systems, powered by Cutting Edge workflows: ALT Systems is a premier systems provider, integrating superior compositing, DI, networking, and storage solutions for the Media and Entertainment Industry.  We are a full-service systems integrator that delivers products and solutions for compositing, editing, dailies, color correction, data storage, networking, rendering, archiving, and large format film recording. Our merger with Cutting Edge means we now offer end-to-end file-based media workflow consulting and asset management expertise as well. Call us at  (818) 504-6800 or visit us on the web at  No Mask Required!

  • The Studio-B&H Is Ready to Support Your Changing Needs During These Uncertain Times
    The Studio-B&H Is Ready to Support Your Changing Needs During These Uncertain Times

    The Studio-B&H is a unique service-based environment dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to all professional media markets. The Studio offers unmatched access to high-end technology as well as a superior level of expertise in all aspects of digital cinema, live broadcast production, post-production, emerging technologies and their related digital workflows. The Studio has assembled a highly skilled team of accomplished professionals to provide a wide range of solutions to the professional community. We offer technology demonstrations, workflow testing and experimentation as well as a wide range of system design and integration services for independent filmmakers all the way to major broadcasters. The 2020 health crisis had allowed the Studio team to adapt to the needs of the industry by concentrating their expertise on remote workflows. Whether you need to deploy an IP infrastructure, connect remotely to your main media hub or live stream via cellular bonding, we can adapt to nearly every situation.  The Studio's expertise goes beyond technology knowledge;  we produce our own large scale non-commercial virtual events to gain the added knowledge required to assist you in nearly any endeavor you have in mind. Feel free to reach out to us here for more information: 

  • Boris FX offers assistance to the post-production community with new low-cost monthly subscription options
    Boris FX offers assistance to the post-production community with new low-cost monthly subscription options

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how editors, visual effects artists, and motion designers work. To help editors, visual effects artists, and motion designers currently working from home, Boris FX is offering monthly subscriptions that won't break the bank on its award-winning visual effect plugins: Sapphire, Continuum, Mocha Pro, and Silhouette. Subscriptions start at $25/month. Limited-time offer. Prices vary by product and host. Boris FX plugins support Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Blackmagic Design, Nuke, Autodesk Flame, VEGAS Pro, and many others. Visit

  • Accelerate Your Workflow, Efficiency, and Productivity
    Accelerate Your Workflow, Efficiency, and Productivity

    As your post-production team shifts to 4K, 8K, and even higher-resolution workflows, your storage environments will need to adjust to keep up. You need the performance for multi-stream editing, the shared content access for collaborative work, and the scalability for growing collections of large files. Quantum innovative technology can meet these demanding post-production storage requirements. Accelerate workflows, enhance efficiency, and boost productivity so you can deliver quality results while sticking to tight budgets and even tighter deadlines.

    Tap into the performance you need to provide a fast, responsive experience for editors, colorists, and other team members. Powered by the StorNext® platform, Quantum Xcellis® workflow storage and F-Series NVMe storage deliver the performance to support multi-stream workflows with high-resolution media-without dropped frames or productivity-killing lag.

  • AJA Announces Ki Pro Ultra 12G: Multi-Channel HD Recorder and 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Recorder/Player with 12G-SDI Connectivity
    AJA Announces Ki Pro Ultra 12G: Multi-Channel HD Recorder and 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Recorder/Player with 12G-SDI Connectivity

    AJA Video Systems has announced Ki Pro Ultra 12G, a new single-channel 4K/UltraHD recorder and player or four-channel HD recorder, featuring 12G-SDI connectivity with a host of unique and powerful features.

    Ki Pro Ultra 12G offers single-channel 4K/UltraHD up to 50/60p recording and playback to and from Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR, with broad video connectivity options including 12G/6G/3G-SDI, HDMI v2.0 and optional Fiber input and outputs. Alternatively, Ki Pro Ultra 12G provides up to four channels of simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p with independent ProRes profiles per channel.

    Ki Pro Ultra 12G features 12G-SDI single cable simplicity for large rasters and HDMI 2.0 digital video connectivity with HDR support for both recording and playback. A wealth of analog and digital audio connectivity answers any project's demand for efficient, powerful, and flexible workflows. For distance and remote needs, 12G and 3G Fiber SFP+ options are available.

    Designed to be either portable or rackmountable with half rack wide, 2RU high dimensions, Ki Pro Ultra 12G is well suited for use in any production environment where high-quality reliable recording and playback are required. The device records to reliable, rugged and high-capacity AJA Pak SSD media, and built-in Ki Protect® ensures recordings aren't lost in a power failure

    For more information visit:

  • DaVinci Resolve Speeds Up Workflows and Increases Collaboration Regardless of Location
    DaVinci Resolve Speeds Up Workflows and Increases Collaboration Regardless of Location

    DaVinci Resolve combines professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects and audio post production all in one software tool.

    Designed specifically for editors working on commercials, news and other short form, quick turnaround projects, DaVinci Resolve's cut page is all about speed. It's an alternate edit page with a streamlined interface and new tools for working faster than ever, allowing users to import, edit, trim, add transitions, titles, automatically match color, mix audio and more. Whether delivering for broadcast or for YouTube, the cut page has everything needed to get the job done quickly, all in one place. For users looking for more traditional editing features, DaVinci Resolve's edit page is still available with advanced trimming tools, stacked timelines, multi-cam editing features, and more.

    DaVinci Resolve Studio is also designed for multi-user collaboration, so editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists and sound designers can all work live on the same project at the same time regardless of location. Each artist has a page with the dedicated tools and interfaces they need to get their specific job done. All of the work is tied together and managed by a powerful database, universal timeline and advanced image and sound processing engines. With DaVinci Resolve Studio, you no longer have to wait for the editor to lock picture before color, effects and sound work can begin, and you no longer have to deal with importing and exporting files, translating projects, losing work, or conforming and managing changes.

    For more information about DaVinci Resolve (free) and DaVinci Resolve Studio (US$299), visit

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