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from Sony, Arri, Red, Canon and Blackmagic
Design. Key features include a built-in highresolution monitor, up to 16TB of onboard
storage, two LTO-6 drives, SAS RAID-5, a
multi-cam reader, Thunderbolt expansion
slots, and cooling and power-management
tools. All of that is custom-fitted into a
rugged transport case designed to stand up
to the rigors of location production.
AVS's development partners include
Apple, HP, Magma, Red, Tolis Group, SKB
Corp. and Blackmagic Design.
For additional information, visit
www.advantagevideosystems.com.

Freakshow HD Gets SuperFreak-y
Los Angeles-based Freakshow HD, a
professional video-equipment rental
company, has announced the SuperFreak
feature-rich matrix controller for video assist,
digital-imaging technicians and other video
professionals.
"The SuperFreak is the culmination
of over 50 years of combined on-set experience and provides an operator with
unprecedented efficiency and flexibility to
meet the increasingly demanding requirements of a digital production environment,"
says Alex Cacciarelli, Freakshow HD's chief
technical officer.
The SuperFreak's features include
support for six inputs/cameras and six playback devices; a single Lemo connector
monitor cabling that houses two 3G HD-SDI
signals, AC power, amplified speaker-level
audio and two-way intercom; support for
eight monitors vial multi-pin Lemo monitor
cables; four additional cloned BNC monitor
outs; one additional camera loop-through
output for each camera; a Microsoft Surface
Pro tablet interface with custom software;
complete matrix switcher and routing
control of all input/cameras, playback
devices and monitor outputs; camera/input
confidence lights that indicate an HD-SDI
signal is present; individual intercom talkback level control for each monitor output;
and 4K upgradeability.
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Additionally, Freakshow HD
provides complete integration services for
customers' current devices and can create
custom turnkey solutions. The SuperFreak
sells for $14,869 and is available directly
from Freakshow HD or its retail partners,
including Abel Cine, Markertek and
Nebtek.
For additional information, visit
www.freakshowhd.com.
Imagineer Systems,
CoreMelt Power TrackX
Imagineer Systems, creators of the
Academy Award-winning Mocha Planar
Tracking technology, and CoreMelt, a
provider of advanced video plug-in effects,
have released TrackX powered by Mocha.
The latest Apple Final Cut Pro X plug-in to
come out of the strategic partnership
between Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt,
TrackX powered by Mocha leverages the
Planar Tracking technology to precisely
track camera motion, objects and people
for seamless visual effects and screen
composites.
Ideal for creating realistic screen
inserts, set extensions and sky replacements, TrackX lets FCP X editors easily track
and replace objects within a video - such
as an image on a cell phone, TV screen or
sign - as well as add graphics and text,
including lower-thirds, to follow objects in
motion. TrackX's customizable parameters
provide FCP X editors with controls to finetune translation, scale, rotation and
perspective motion of text and video, eliminating the need to do manual key framing. Designed to manage the most difficult
tracking challenges, Mocha technology
stays locked on through shaky, grainy and
motion-blurred video.
TrackX powered by Mocha is available now for $99. For additional information, visit www.imagineersystems.com
/products/SliceX_TrackX/ and www.core
melt.com/trackx/.
SpectraCal Calibrates with
DLC LUTs
SpectraCal, Inc., a provider of
display-calibration software, has announced a significant technological
advance in the process used to correct the
color performance of professional referAmerican Cinematographer

ence monitors. Called Dynamic Linearity
Correction, the new software algorithms
added to SpectraCal's CalMan Studio software help enable the widespread adoption
of monitor correction with three-dimensional look-up tables.
Derek Smith, SpectraCal's founder
and CTO, notes, "When profiling a monitor
took four hours, many postproduction
companies would tell us they just couldn't
afford to have the monitor out of use that
long." He says the DLC technology allows
monitors to be accurately profiled in less
than an hour.
Correcting a monitor with a 3-D LUT
allows much more precise conformance to
standards than relying on just the monitor's
built-in controls, but the complexity and cost
of the process long put 3-D LUT correction
out of reach for most users. Previous generations of profiling tools required users to
make elaborate hand optimizations of the
pattern set and the LUT. User communities
would band together and experiment to
figure out the best set of patches for a given
monitor. "We owe those pioneers a debt of
gratitude," says Joel Barsotti, SpectraCal's
director of software development and principal developer of DLC. "But the hand-optimization method was never going to allow
mainstream adoption."
Live and in real time, CalMan's DLC
automatically determines unique nonlinearities in the display's performance and inserts
more calibration points in those areas of
nonlinear behavior. "The resulting LUT is
better, but it doesn't take more time to
produce," says Barsotti.
CalMan Studio 5.3.5, the first version
to include DLC technology, is currently in
beta. SpectraCal has released a white paper
detailing the theory and methodology
behind Dynamic Linearity Correction; the
white
paper
is
available
at
http://studio.spectracal.com/display-profil
ing-solutions.
For additional information, visit
www.spectracal.com.
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