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Marc Loftus

Marc Loftus is the Senior Editor and Director of Web Content for Post Magazine. He has been with the monthly publication since 1992, reporting on new technologies and creative techniques relating to film, television and commercial post production. In that time, he has witnessed the transition from linear to nonlinear, analog to digital, stereo to surround, SD to HD, tape-based to file-based, and 2D to 3D. Marc is a graduate of The New York Institute of Technology.



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MERGING TECHNOLOGIES INTROS RAMSES CONSOLE
Published: April 24, 2007

CHESHIRE, UK - Merging Technologies (www.merging.com), the maker of the Pyramix digital audio workstation, debuted Ramses MSC at NAB, a new console control surface that will begin shipping in May. Ramses will be available in 8-, 16- and 24-fader configurations and can control up to four 256-channel Pyramix DAWs making it suitable for film mixing applications.
APM OFFERING EA GAME TRACKS IN NEW 10-DISC COLLECTION
Published: April 17, 2007

LAS VEGAS -  APM Music has partnered with Electronic Arts on a new production music collection that features scores from many of the video game publisher's top-selling titles. The first 10 CDs include compilation discs and titles drawn from single games. "Sports Rock" and "Magical Adventures" represent two compilations that were culled from any of 40 EA games, while titles such as "The Sims - Jazz Lounge" and "Need For Speed - Most Wanted" offer tracks from specific games.
MERGING TECHNOLOGIES INTROS RAMSES CONSOLE
Published: April 17, 2007

LAS VEGAS – Merging Technologies, the maker of the Pyramix digital audio workstation, debuted Ramses MSC at NAB, a new console control surface that will begin shipping in May. Ramses will be available in 8-, 16- and 24-fader configurations and can control up to four 256-channel Pyramix DAWs making it suitable for film mixing applications. Pricing ranges from $33,984 to $58,149 for the Ramses MSC depending on fader count.
ARRI UPDATES D-20, ENHANCES ARRISCAN FOR DI
Published: April 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS - Arri made a number of announcements at NAB on Monday. The company's D-20 film style digital camera is available for rent worldwide - though not yet for sale - and has been used in the production of numerous commercials and films, including Hogfather, Afrika Mon Amour and The Company. The unit now features a fiber interface that allows users to connect the camera to an SRW deck from as far away as 1,600 feet. It can also now handle speed ramps.
INTELLIGENT GADGETS ENHANCES SKYPE-BASED COLLABORATION APP
Published: April 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS - Intelligent Gadgets, the developer of the Skype-based SyncVue collaborative digital media review and approval application, has upgraded the tool to include several new enhancements. SyncVuePro now allows users to view online QuickTime media. In the past, media had to be distributed to users prior to collaborative sessions.
APPLE SHOWS FINAL CUT STUDIO 2, INTROS COLOR
Published: April 15, 2007

LAS VEGAS - Apple (www.apple.com) made a number of announcements just prior to the kick off of the NAB show, including the introduction of a powerful color grading program that will be part of its upgraded Final Cut Studio package. The company reports that it now has 800,000 paid Final Cut Pro users worldwide and support for the application is strong with 100 worldwide training centers, numerous books, and a range of third party plug-ins. 
OMNEON SHOWING I/O, SERVER AND TRANSCODING SOLUTIONS
Published: April 10, 2007

LAS VEGAS – Sunnyvale, CA’s Omneon (www.omneon.com) is at NAB with a number of new products, including next generation media I/O devices, a new media server platform for smaller operations, and a grid-based transcoding application. 
'DIAMOND' CUTTER
Published: March 29, 2007

For David Gaz, producing and posting the indie film Diamond Zero, with partner/director Annelie Wilder, represents the culmination of a 10-year vision. Diamond Zero is a sci-fi film, starring Bronson Pinchot and Tippi Hedren, that asks: What would happen if someone created a machine that turns people into diamonds?
R/H FACTOR ADDS EUPHONIX SYSTEM 5-MC
Published: March 29, 2007

HOLLYWOOD – R/H Factor (www.rhfactorsound.com), an audio post house specializing in long-form episodic drama for television, as well as independent features, recently upgraded its main mixing stage with the addition of a Euphonix System 5-MC. The two-position console replaces a ProControl and features an integrated DAW control surface with 24 faders on each side.
INDIE FILM 'BUMPING OFF BURT' SHOT, POSTED IN HD
Published: March 15, 2007

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – Producer/director Greg Steiner and his company Q-Station (www.q-station.com) recently shot the comedy Bumping Off Burt (www.bumpingoffburt.com) with a JVC ProHD HD100 camera. Steiner was faced with a limited budget and challenging locations, but still wanted to shoot in 24p.
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