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Interactive 3d Camera for Maya - 12/25/10

The Interactive 3D Camera for Maya is a student project created by Kai-Sen Chan at the New York University Tisch Asia School of the Arts, Animation and Digital Arts Program. Kai-Sen's goal was to simulate a handheld camera in Maya and to experience it at the same time by simply holding the screen. A combination of computer vision and sensor based tracking was used to develop the solution. contact: ksc300@nyu.edu   Read Full Story

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The Apple iPad release date is set to April 2010 - 01/27/10

Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, finally unveiled the Apple iPad during an event today. The name of the new tablet was revealed only a few days ago, and aims to separate itself from tablet computers such as Microsoft's new Slate PC category. Leaks have prepared us all for an "iPhone on steroids" and we recently estimated the release date to be April 2010. The "iPhone on steroids" has turned out to be a good description of the new Apple iPad, and the release date will indeed be April 2010. According to Steve Jobs, the reason for its existence is to beat both smartphones and laptops when it comes to the categories in bold throughout this story. Of course, with such a mission the... Read Full Story

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Apple unveils new MacBook Pro - 10/14/08

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the companys new high-end notebook line during the special event being held at Apples headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The new MacBook Pro will feature two graphic chipsets, the Nvidia GeForce 9400M embedded on the motherboard and the Nvidia GeForce 9600M as a discreet part. The graphics deliver 32 parallel graphics cores and 125 gigaflops of graphics performance. Jobs said that using the 9400M you get five hours of battery life and four hours with the 9600M. Apple tests indicate the new graphics are five times faster than the ... Read Full Story

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NVIDIA Redefines Entry-level Professional Graphics - 11/06/08

With todays traditional workstation model pricing, many organizations can only afford to deploy professional graphics solutions to select designers and engineers, leaving a significant portion of the workforce with sub-optimal products. This is about to change as NVIDIA Corp. announced today NVIDIA Quadro FX 470, the first integrated professional motherboard GPU, and NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 Low Profile (Quadro FX 370 LP), an entry-level Quadro graphics boards for small form factor systems.   Honoring NVIDIAs commitment to tailor its Quadro professional line to the specific needs of the end user, the Quadro FX 470 and Quadro FX 370 LP GPU deliver high performance and flexibility at... Read Full Story

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Intel Launches Fastest Processor on the Planet - 12/13/08

Intel Launches Fastest Processor on the PlanetIntel Core i7 Processor Provides Performance on Demand, Adds 'Turbo Boost' and 'Hyper-Threading' TechnologiesSANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2008 - Intel Corporation introduced its most advanced desktop processor ever, the Intel Core i7 processor. The Core i7 processor is the first member of a new family of Nehalem processor designs and is the most sophisticated ever built, with new technologies that boost performance on demand and maximize data throughput. The Core i7 processor speeds video editing, immersive games and other popular Internet and computer activities by up to 40 percent without increasing power consumption. Broadly heral... Read Full Story

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NVIDIA First to Offer Full Support for OpenGL 3.0 - 12/17/08

Further demonstrating its leadership and commitment to OpenGL and the standardization process, NVIDIA today released fully supported drivers for OpenGL 3.0 for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux on its select GeForce and Quadro solutions. These drivers enable software developers to take full advantage of all OpenGL 3.0 capabilities, accelerating their delivery of cutting-edge media platforms and applications.   Building on four months of public beta testing, NVIDIA is now the first hardware developer to offer full support of the Khronos Groups new cross-platform 3D graphics standard. The new drivers implement the OpenGL 3.0 API and the GLSL 1.30 shading language to offer devel... Read Full Story

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NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Improve Iowa State Univ. Viz Center - 10/24/07

VIRTUAL REALITY REACHES 100-MILLION PIXELS WITH NVIDIA QUADRO TECHNOLOGYNVIDIA Quadro Professional Graphics Improve Visual Computing for Iowa State Universitys New Virtual Reality Applications Center SANTA CLARA, CAOctober 23, 2007Iowa State Universitys C6, the countrys first six-sided virtual reality room, has been redesigned to take cyber battles to new extremes with advanced visual computing. The C6, a 100-million pixel virtual experience engineered by Mechdynes Fakespace display division, incorporates NVIDIA Quadro professional  graphics processing units (GPUs)  in the improved visualization center, which operates at more than 16 times the resolution of a typical immersiv... Read Full Story

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Rendering Time is Cut in Half for 3D BOXX 7500 Workstations - 10/17/07

Austin, Texas October 17, 2007 BOXX Technologies Inc., an innovator in high-performance computing systems for visual effects (VFX) professionals, today announced test results conducted by BOXX Labs regarding the speed in which the companys 3DBOXX 7500 and RTX 7500 VFX workstations perform using the new AMD Quad-Core Opteron. The tests determined that BOXXs 3DBOXX 7500 and RTX 7500 VFX workstations running 3rd generation AMD Quad-Core Opteron processors render in half the time as the same workstations running on 2nd generation Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors of the same speed. We knew that the new Quad-Core Opteron would significantly cut rendering time, but we wanted to run independe... Read Full Story

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The Big Crunch: An In Depth Look at Renderfarms - 02/14/07

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BOXX Technologies Releases the Ultimate Single Processor Workstation - 01/16/09

AUSTIN, TEXAS, January 15, 2009-BOXX Technologies, an innovator in high-performance computing systems for visual effects (VFX), design professionals, and advanced visualization, today announced the release of the 3DBOXX 4850 Extreme Workstation, the most powerful single processor workstation ever designed. The 4850 Extreme outperforms the fastest dual Intel(r) Xeon(tm) processor workstations from Apple(r), Dell(r) and HP(r) when running professional compositing applications, and rivals their speed for professional 3D applications.Powered by new Intel Core(tm) i7 technology running at 4GHz, the 3DBOXX4850 Extreme has been carefully engineered and equipped with features like liquid cooling ... Read Full Story

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BOXX Announces APEXX 4 and renderBOXX Classic 7500 - 09/18/07

BOXX Technologies Inc., an innovator in high-performance computing systems for visual effects (VFX) professionals, today announced that its APEXX 4 Super-Workstation and renderBOXX Classic 7500 will now deliver twice the processing power using AMDs new Quad-Core Opteron. This third generation Opteron is also equipped with several power saving technologies that provide high performance per watt, an important benefit for todays power-hungry VFX studios.The Quad-Core AMD Opteron is the only processor technology that enables us to design our APEXX line of super-workstations. Now, APEXX 4 delivers the power of 16 cores which makes applying complex effects and rendering on the fly a breeze, Fr... Read Full Story

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Stardust Creates Stylized Nevada Desert for Springs Preserve - 06/08/07

Stardust Creates Stylized Nevada Desert in Animated Spot for Las Vegas Springs Preserve Destined for Regional Cinemas, Broadcast Outlets and Video Installations   HOLLYWOOD Bicoastal creative production company Stardust Studios (www.stardust.tv) has created a new :30 spot promoting the Las Vegas-based Springs Preserve (www.springspreserve.org) via Montreal-based advertising agency Sid Lee (www.sidlee.com).  The spot debuted in Las Vegas area theaters on May 4 ahead of screenings of "Spider-Man 3," and will continue airing in regional cinemas over the weeks ahead.  It also made its broadcast debut this week, and will eventually be featured in video inst... Read Full Story

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A52 and Raul Ortego Add New Dimensions to Nike Golf Campaign - 02/21/07

A52 and Raul Ortego Add New Dimensions to Nike Golf Campaign from Wieden+Kennedy and Smuggler Director David Frankham   HOLLYWOOD Read Full Story

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NVIDIA Breaks Visual Computing Barriers with First 4GB Graphics Card - 11/18/08

Professionals searching for oil, diagnosing illness or styling the next high-performance luxury vehicle all have one thing in common, the need for advanced visual computing solutions. NVIDIA Corporation, the world leader in visual computing technologies, today unveiled the most powerful professional graphics card in graphics history the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800.   The size and complexity of data is growing at an exponential rate. The challenge for todays professional is to make sense of the mountain of data by distilling it into a form they can comprehend, analyze and use to make impactful decisions, said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. At stake can b... Read Full Story

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See How CS4 Measures 4X Faster Performance With Quadro CX - 01/07/09

Youve heard that blu-ray (H.264) video encoding is 4X faster with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 and Quadro CX, but do you want to know how much time you can save?? The answer lies on NVIDIAs new online Performance Page. It includes actual data for a 1440x1080 @ 29.97fps Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 1 hour and 18 minute project, comparing the time required to upsample this project into a 1920x1080@29.97 H.264 file at standard encoding settings with the time required using the NVIDIA CUDA enabled RapiHD plug-in. The results are impressive -- encoding the one-hour HDV Video was approximately seven-and-a-half hours faster with the Quadro CX.   For more information, see this link:... Read Full Story

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NVIDIA Redefines Notebook Workstation Market - 02/22/08

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world leader in visual computing technologies, today introduced the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M professional GPU for notebook and laptop workstations. This new graphics solution defines a new level of graphics performance and advanced visual computing for designers, engineers, and scientists who demand the functionality of a desktop workstation on a notebook platform. Design professionals, who rely on the high-performance and advanced features of NVIDIA Quadro graphics in a desktop workstation, can also experience this same level of performance in a notebook workstation, said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. With the new NVI... Read Full Story

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NVIDIA Announces that NASA Astronaut and Space Commander Eileen Collins to Speak at NVISION 08 - 05/30/08

NVIDIA today announced that Commander Eileen Collins, former test pilot, astronaut, and space shuttle commander, will speak at NVISION 08. NVISION 08, which takes place on August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California, is a three-day mega-event for professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about visual computing. Thousands of engineers, designers, developers, researchers, artists, enthusiasts, gamers, film makers, business professionals, and consumers from around the world are expected to attend. We are extremely pleased and honored to have Commander Collins join us at NVISION 08, said Rob Csongor, vice president of marketing, NVIDIA. As both the first woman space shuttle p... Read Full Story

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NVIDIA Delivers World's Fastest 3D Accelerator for Remote & Distributed Visualization - 11/11/08

NVIDIA Corp. further demonstrates its commitment to break through visual computing performance barriers with todays introduction of the new NVIDIA Quadro Plex 2200 S4 Visual Computing System (VCS), the worlds fastest 3D accelerator for remote graphics visualization and rendering. Designed to address the most demanding remote graphics and offline rendering challenges, the Quadro Plex 2200 S4 VCS is available in a standard 1U form factor for large-scale server deployment delivering unprecedented performance and visual compute density for oil and gas exploration, medical imaging and styling and design applications.   The Quadro Plex S4 2200 is our biggest generational leap in mul... Read Full Story

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AdobeTV Demos CS4 Production Premium Acceleration with NVIDIA - 12/18/08

Dave Helmly, senior business development manager DV/DI at Adobe, gives an enthusiastic demo of how NVIDIAs Quadro CX graphics board works with Adobes CS4 Production Premium software in his DAVTechTable feature on AdobeTV, available here: http://tv.adobe.com/#vi+f1510v1002.   Noting that the Quadro CX has been designed specifically for CS4 users, Helmly details the boards support for Premiere Pros H.264 encoding for Blu-Ray and points out the Quadro CX rear connections, touting the 30-bit color ready display port and the optional SDI add-on board.  He quickly walks viewers through the process of installing Quadro CX software then follows with Premiere Pro screen shots, show... Read Full Story

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iZ3D Announces Comprehensive New Drivers for the 3D Community - 06/09/08

Features 64 Bit Compatibility, CrossFireX and Open GL Quad Buffer Support Test Drive3D Effects on a 2D Monitor San Diego, CA (June 9, 2008) iZ3D, LLC, is a designer, developer, and marketer of advanced 3D visualization systems. The company is pleased to announce that it has created a new driver version that solves many 3D compatibility issues for the 3D community overall as well as for the iZ3D monitor. The new drivers feature 64 Bit compatibility, CrossFireX and Open GL Quad Buffer support.  Users can also Test Drive 3D effects on a 2D monitor with red and cyan anaglyph glasses. The new 3D driver is available now for download at the www.iZ3D.com website.We have been at the for... Read Full Story

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BOXX releases 2 new Quad-Core XEON workstations - 11/16/07

New Workstations Provide Fast Render Preview and Significant Power Savings Austin, Texas November 12, 2007 BOXX Technologies Inc., an innovator in high-performance computing systems for visual effects (VFX) professionals, today released the 3DBOXX 8400se, a world-class VFX Workstation that leverages the power of the exclusive 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon. The 3DBOXX 8400se is specifically designed for VFX and architectural design professionals who need maximum performance in a dual processor workstation to run compute-intensive tasks such as rendering animation on the fly or creating high-end 3D models. The 3DBOXX 8400se runs with an exclusive 3.2 GHz processor, and combines world-class f... Read Full Story