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Apr 16, 2008

Adobe Starts Initiative to Develop Open Format for Digital Cinema Files

New, Open Format Intended to Bring Predictability and Consistency to Digital Cinema Workflows

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. and LAS VEGAS NV — April 14 , 2008 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it plans to lead an initiative to define an industry-wide open file format for digital cinema files to streamline workflows and help ensure easy archiving and exchange. Adobe intends to leverage its successful Digital Negative Specification (DNG) file format as a foundation, and Adobe plans to work with a broad coalition of leading camera manufacturers, including Panavision, Silicon Imaging, Dalsa, Weisscam, and ARRI—along with software vendors, including Iridas and The Foundry, and codec provider CineForm—to define the requirements for an open, publicly documented file format that it plans to call CinemaDNG.

Nov 7, 2007

Ratatouille – A Day at Pixar

Source: DVD Talk

DVD Talk recently had a chance to sit down with some of the key talent behind Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille [review] to see what they’ve cooked up for the film’s release on DVD and Blu-ray on November 6th. The visit kicked off with a set of roundtables with some of Pixar’s digital wizards at their headquarters in Emeryville, California:

Apr 19, 2007

Adobe offers Premiere Pro, After Effects betas

Source: Macworld
Written by Jim Dalrymple

In addition to shipping Creative Suite 3 and showing off its first Apollo application, Adobe has released public betas of Premiere Pro and After Effects for Windows and Mac users.

May 17, 2006

Adobe Celebrates Student Filmmaking at 2006 Cannes Film Festival

50 Students from 30 Film Schools to Produce Daily Broadcasts from Cannes

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 17, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it is sponsoring the American Pavilion Student Filmmaker Program at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, May 17 through May 28 in Cannes, France. Students representing 30 film schools in North America, the United Kingdom, India and South Africa will be paired with professional filmmakers and instructors to create documentaries on their experience at Cannes using the Adobe® Production Studio, Macromedia® Flash® and Macromedia Studio 8. Documentaries will be broadcast daily on the Adobe.com Web site.

Jan 24, 2006

Microsoft offers early peek at designer tools

Source: ZDNetWritten by Martin LaMonica

Microsoft on Tuesday released early versions of a new line of tools meant to lure illustrators and designers closer to Redmond’s world.

Jan 19, 2006

Pixar, ILM animators go to school together… as teachers


Source: ars technica
Written by Peter Pollack

What do The Incredibles, My Favorite Martian, and The Hulk have in common?

Jan 18, 2006

Adobe Ships Premiere Pro 2.0

Unparalleled Integration with Adobe After Effects, a Revolutionary Tool for Accelerated Review, and Comprehensive HD and Flash Video Support Anchor Milestone Release

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 17, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced and shipped Adobe® Premiere Pro® 2.0, the latest version of its popular video editing software application. This major new release of Adobe Premiere Pro enhances productivity and delivers deeper creative control, while allowing editors to work with the latest digital formats including HDV, HD and Flash Video.

Jan 18, 2006

Adobe Ships After Effects 7.0

Flexible Design Environment, High Fidelity OpenGL Support, Flash Video Export, and Professionally Designed Animation Presets Highlight Major Release

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 17, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced and shipped Adobe® After Effects® 7.0 software, the industry standard tool for producing motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, DVD, and the Web.

Nov 7, 2005

Digital Video Expo West Opens Its Doors for the 9th Consecutive Year

December 4th – 9th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Video Professionals Will be Introduced to the Latest Trends in the Industry

Press Release: LOS ANGELES/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — CMP Media‘s Digital Video Group is proud to announce the return of Digital Video Expo West to the Los Angeles Convention Center, December 4th-9th, for the ninth straight year. This industry-leading event is the core event for professionals working in audio, broadcasting, digital photography, independent filmmaking, lighting, visual effects, video and high-definition technology. Not only will there be exhibits, conferences and Apple and Avid certification training courses, but the sixth-annual DV Film Festival will also be taking place December 7th and 8th.

Oct 5, 2005

Autodesk announces buyout of Alias

Source: ars technica
Written By Jeremy Reimer

Autodesk, the company that develops the industry standard drafting package AutoCAD and the 3D modeling application 3D Studio Max, has announced that it is purchasing Alias, makers of the popular 3D modeling program Maya, in a cash transaction worth US$182 million.

Aug 17, 2005

ZONA Designs The Call Program Package

Creative team takes to the streets to shoot images for stop-motion program package.

Aug 11, 2005

Wanted by top studios: Future animators

Source: USA Today
Written By Janet Kornblum

GLENDALE, Calif. — The lights are dimmed, the shades are drawn, the computer screen is on and Dave Walvoord, Xiao Zhang and Han Lei are staring at a porcupine butt.

Jun 28, 2005

Adobe Systems to integrate Vizrt Rotoscoping technology

Press Release: Bergen Norway, June 27, 2005 – Vizrt, the world’s leading producer of real-time 2D and true 3D graphics system for television, has entered into an agreement with Adobe Systems whereby Adobe will license, develop and distribute the Curious gFx software.

May 9, 2005

Adobe Celebrates Filmmaking with American Pavilion Sponsorship at Cannes International Film Festival

Company Presence to Highlight Growing Importance of Digital and HD Workflows for Filmmakers

Apr 17, 2005

Adobe Licenses Rotoscoping Technology from Curious Software

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 17, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that an agreement to license, develop and distribute the rotoscoping technologies of Curious Software. Adobe intends to use the licensed technology to expand the professional capabilities of its product line by integrating it into future Adobe software.

“As a leader in the professional photography and video markets with products like Adobe® Photoshop®, After Effects® and Adobe Premiere® Pro, we’re committed to deliver the best tools in the industry,” said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president of Digital Imaging at Adobe. “Adobe is investing in this rotoscoping technology because it complements our existing product strengths and will help simplify video workflows.”

Apr 17, 2005

Adobe Aligns with Industry Leaders to Deliver OpenHD Turnkey Desktop Solutions

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 17, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it is collaborating with industry leading companies including HP, Intel, Microsoft, and Dell to deliver a line of open, scalable, certified desktop HDV and HD solutions optimized to meet the needs of video, film and broadcast professionals. Introduced at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB 2005), four new OpenHD™ Certified Solutions, supporting HDV to uncompressed HD RealTime, will be demonstrated in the Adobe booth, #SL313, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Adobe Video Collection, which includes Adobe® Premiere® Pro 1.5, After Effects® 6.5, Adobe Audition® 1.5 and Adobe Encore™ DVD 1.5, is the cornerstone of these certified solutions, providing the software needed to capture, edit and output professional HD productions.

Apr 14, 2005

Film and Video Professionals Hail New Adobe Photoshop CS2

Press release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 14, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that Adobe® Photoshop® CS2, a major upgrade to the professional industry standard for digital image editing and creation, will be showcased at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, April 16-19. Announced on April 4 and available in May 2005, Photoshop CS2 builds on the software’s role as an essential tool for film and broadcast production. Industry professionals are already hailing Photoshop CS2 software’s advanced film and video features (see quote sheet addendum) and improved power, precision and control for creating high-impact, broadcast-quality images and effects. At NAB, Adobe will give live demos and offer free 30-day trials of Photoshop CS2.

Sep 1, 2004

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