1. MAXON at NABShow 2015 news:
    Cinema 4D Release 16 (R16)
    Cinema 4D R16 is being shown at NAB 2015 for the first time since it was available last September. In addition to countless workflow enhancements, Cinema 4D R16 delivers powerful new features including a modeling PolyPen ‘super-tool’, a Motion Tracker for easily integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel for multi-layered reflections and specularity.
    Cineware 2.0 and Cinema 4D Lite Release 16:

    MAXON Cineware 2.0 and Cinema 4D Lite Release 16, are now available in the latest version of Adobe After Effects CC (2014.1). The upgrades deliver improved integration and performance between Cinema 4D, and Adobe’s industry-leading software.

    Maxon Canada:
    MAXON recently opened a new office in Montreal as a development and SDK support center for Cinema 4D.

    Integration:

    MAXON is committed to provide customers with an efficient pipeline to other digital content creation tools. Recent announcements with other leading software providers include:


    —Ventuz (press release) is a real-time graphics content creation, authoring & playout control software for 3D interactive presentations, events and on-air broadcast graphics. Ventuz now seamlessly communicates with MAXON Cinema 4D, allowing for a streamlined workflow for the creation and edition of 3D scenes in Ventuz projects. This workflow features a live link between both applications, which allows artists to make changes in Cinema 4D and get the updated results live inside of Ventuz, even over a local network. Ventuz is showing this integration at NAB at Booth #SL9927

    —Allegorithmic

    Substance Designer 5 from Allegorithmic is a procedural texturing toolset that will soon integrate directly inside Cinema 4D. This functionality will give Cinema 4D users access to a wide range of Substance Designer files to download and also provides greater flexibility in the adjustment of textures for streamlined content creation. MAXON will be showing off the workflow at FMX in May.


    —Houdini

    MAXON announced a partnership with Side Effects’ Houidini at NAB last year to develop a plug-in giving Cinema 4D users access to the Houdini Engine. The fruits of that partnership will also be shown at FMX in May.

    Commitment to 3D Education:

    During the past year, MAXON has made significant enhancements to Cineversity, its 24/7 education and resource website. See attached slide with details.

    C4DLive.com ~ It’s All About the Artist:

    At the MAXON booth each day of NAB, there was an outstanding roster of expert motion graphics, visual effects and visualization professionals who will share insights into their creative approaches and production techniques. Jeremy Cox, Art Director, at Imaginary Forces, a preeminent creative studio and production company in NYC, will be among the guest presenters showing the Cinema 4D workflow on the film title designs the studio created for WGN America’s historical drama, “Manhattan” that won the SXSW 2015 “Excellence in Title Design Award” last month. Also, Steven Messing, an acclaimed digital artist and long-time Cinema 4D user, (Game of Thrones, Black Sails, Boardwalk Empire, Prometheus, Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and more) attended the press lunch, showed his show reel and answered questions. He is also appearing at the MAXON booth as a guest presenter throughout the show.

    In addition, MAXON artists continue to garner the highest accolades.

    MAXON live streamed NAB guest presentations daily on C4DLive.com. (C4DLive.com is also a mobile app.) A list of presenters and daily schedules is also available on c4dlive.com.)and All presentations are archived for viewing now..!

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  2. Ever wonder how they do all that cool stuff you see on screen for Sports. Well Jodan over at Fingerworks caught my eye passing by the many booths at NABShow this year. I don't normally look at this type of product but I'm sure I'm not the only one who definitely finds technology like this uber cool and that's what they deliver. If your in the market for Fingerworks...then head over to telestrator.com for more info..!

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  3. I'm very excited to once again get the opportunity to shoot with Dave Helmly..! If you are not familiar with Dave's Adobe Blog I highly recommend you check it out...full of useful tips, tricks, reviews and just the latest buzz going on at Adobe for the Media and Entertainment Industry.

    In the video Dave will highlight some of the most exciting additions to Premiere Pro CC. Big plus is having better color tools right inside of Premiere Pro. Think Photoshop or even Lightroom looks like it was integrated in the new Creative Panel. The editor is becoming more are more than just an editor. Clients want to see that Log file or ruff cut with a color grade or correction via a Look or LUT right away. With the new tools being added to Premiere the editor will be able to get the client a look very fast.

    Also very cool is the new Adobe Hue CC(previously called 'Project Candy'). It's a super easy to use but amazing functional addition to the Cloud. Now you can be anywhere and take a sample or samples from a photo or video clip and sample on the fly colors in the image and it will build a Look or LUT that can be used in Premiere Pro CC.

    There is also another awesome feature called Morph Cut which Dave has his son Skip being interviewed and has a pause and takes a breath. Well it's not always easy to cut out such clip since you typically want the audio but need to cut out the pause or breath etc. Dave shows you how in seconds he is able to Morph the clips together rebuilding frames so the cut is seemless and the audio is retained to save the shot. This is sure to help you fix a lot of potentially unusable clips like in the interview with skip.

    Finally there's some great Media Encoder additions for with one I'll mention called Time Tuner. What a great addition to Morph Cut to be able to not just clean up problem shots with new frames retaining the audio but taking a step further. The client says of shoot we added a commercial we need to squeeze the clip by 30 seconds or even a minute. Well with the new Time Tuner you can actually create a new duration length by taking areas of your footage with not much movement for example and it will do something kinda like removing frames that are not needed to rebuild the duration shortened to the length you need. It's definitely one I'll have to try just to see how this could help me save my cut in the future without having to go back and edit the clip. How cool is that..!

    So check out the video below for a better walk through some of the great new features coming to the Cloud..!

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