‘Baahubali’ trailer to launch in Dolby Atmos sound on 1 June
2:00 pm PDT 29/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The trailer of SS Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali’ will be launched with cutting edge Dolby Atmos surround sound, by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar on 1 June at Fun Cinemas in Andheri (W). Since not many theatres are equipped with the facility of this highly advanced surround sound technology, the makers had to really sit down and zero in on one venue for the trailer launch. Dolby Atmos, a latest sound technology, unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by giving filmmakers the … Read More

Vivek Oberoi to help develop Robotics Centre in Nagpur
1:00 pm PDT 27/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

NEW DELHI: Actor Vivek Oberoi will be sponsoring and helping the funding of the Advanced Centre of Robotics at the Rashtrasant Tukodoji Maharaj Nagpur University. According to the proposed plan, the centre will be named after Vivek’s family. Vivek wants the robotics centre to be world class and for that he is in touch with the American-based ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB), a robotic tech major who will be the private partner and provide technical inputs and help set up the … Read More

Centroid to provide mo-cap facility for Pinewood studios
3:00 pm PDT 26/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Centroid, one of the best in the motion capture business, has found a partner in Pinewood where the facility will be the preferred supplier of motion capture services for Pinewood’s three UK studios. Centroid has worked on feature films such as, the upcoming James Bond flick SPECTRE, Guardians of the Galaxy, Godzilla, World War Z, 300: Rise of an Empire, Prometheus, Snow White and The Huntsman and multiple games titles as video games are increasingly using motion capture technology for in-game moves, as well as … Read More

Kaleidescape allies with The Walt Disney Studios for its Alto Movie Players
3:00 pm PDT 21/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Kaleidescape, a leading manufacturer of premium movie players and servers for the home, has entered into a content licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios. Effective immediately, Kaleidescape Alto owners in North America will now be able to buy a selection of digital library titles and new releases as they become available – including favourites from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney•Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and Touchstone Pictures – from the Kaleidescape Movie Store. A large collection of animated and live-action hits, as … Read More

Prime Focus bags iTunes certification for content delivery
1:00 pm PDT 21/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, has received certification from Apple to deliver movie content and associated assets directly to iTunes. This recognition comes just after PFT launched ‘Digital Next’ offerings at the 2015 NAB Show, providing cloud-based solutions to help with the immediate challenges faced by the media and entertainment industry to meet the demands of the digital consumer. With this qualification, PFT will assist Apple and its content partners in delivering content on the … Read More

The Foundry gets acquired for $312 mn; HgCapital targets further expansion
12:00 pm PDT 21/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The Foundry, the British VFX software firm best known for its widely-used compositing software Nuke, has been acquired for a deal worth $312 million (£200 million). The UK-based private equity firm HgCapital closed a deal to acquire majority ownership from investor The Carlyle Group. Earlier, the private-equity firm bought the stake from its rival firm Advent in a deal valuing it at around $116 million (£75 million). “Knowing the direction we plan to take The Foundry, we identified that HgCapital was the ideal partner to … Read More

Dolby Laboratories turns 50, major growth plans are afoot
3:30 pm PDT 20/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Based on American engineer Ray Dolby’s vision for spectacular entertainment, 50 years ago Dolby Laboratories brought about a change in the perception of sight and sound on screen. As the company celebrates its achievements, it is also planning its growth ahead for the future. To support growth, Dolby will be moving to new headquarters at 1275 Market Street in San Francisco where it will continue to shape the sight and sound of entertainment and communications with new technologies like Dolby … Read More

FY-2015: Forex, PS4, image sensors boost Sony revenue 5.8%
12:00 pm PDT 20/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

BENGALURU:  Sony Corporation (Sony) reported a 5.8 percent growth in sales and operating revenue in FY-2015 (year ended March 31, 2015, current year) at ¥ 8215.9 billion as compared to the ¥ 7767.5 billion in FY-2014. The company says that the increase was primarily due to the impact of foreign exchange rates, a significant increase in Game & Network Services (G&NS) segment sales reflecting the strong performance of PlayStation 4 (PS4) and a significant increase in Devices segment sales due … Read More

DreamWorks unveils VR experience for Gear VR
11:30 am PDT 19/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Virtual reality an exciting platform has been in news for quite a while. The headsets for consumers which are set to flood the market early next year, currently only have Samsung Gear VR to experience the immersive experience. VR market is set to have content from all corners and not only games. DreamWorks Animation recently announced that its DreamLab division will enter the VR space with DreamWork VR platform for Gear VR smartphone-based VR head-mounted display (HMD). DreamWorks launched three … Read More

Alibaba’s Jack Ma & Xiaomi excited about ‘Make in India’ & ‘Digital India’; PM Modi signs $22 bn worth pact with China
11:00 am PDT 16/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Looks like ‘acche din’ are just around the corner for the Indian economy. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s China trip is proving to be very lucrative for the burdened Indian economy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Shanghai today, where he met 22 top Chinese CEOs to pitch his ‘Make in India’ agenda to them. And that 21 business agreements worth $22 billion were signed between Indian and Chinese companies (today itself) is credit to the fact that our PM … Read More

Cisco launches 10 Gbps internet access platform
9:30 am PDT 12/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Cisco has launched Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) cBR-8 that aims to provide internet access at 10 Gbps. The platform is being deployed by Comcast and Altice. The cBR-8 cost-effectively scales from 1 Gbps speeds to 10 Gbps by eliminating the need for multiple system rewiring. Comcast Cable SVP Kevin McElearney said, “Comcast Xfinity continues to deliver the fastest Internet speeds available to give consumers an industry-leading experience at home. Platforms like Cisco’s cBR-8 will provide next-generation speed and capacity, … Read More

Microsoft to close ‘Windows’ with version 10 of its OS
5:30 pm PDT 11/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Windows has been the most trusted and preferred operating system across the globe; started as Windows NT, the operating system has been around for nearly 30 years. Microsoft is now working on a new iteration of the operating system called Windows 10 but news has it that there won’t be a new offspring to the family of Windows after this. “Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working … Read More