Sony Creative Software recently released new upgrades for two of its popular software applications: Sound Forge Pro 11 for Windows and SpectraLayers Pro 2 for Windows and Mac. The new editions introduce more efficient recording and processing workflows as well as new signal and effects processing plug-ins for crafting broadcast-ready audio masters. The upgrades also feature a faster processing engine and an array of new tools, methodologies and user interface improvements. While Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 are standalone applications, both are now configured to work seamlessly with each other, providing a comprehensive editing environment that combines deep waveform and spectrum editing capabilities.
Axia Audio has released an update for its Axia IP-Audio Driver for Windows. According to a company statement, the new version 188.8.131.52 is a no-charge upgrade for licensed users that introduces improvements such as distinct profile and Autorun setting support for multiple Windows users; performance enhancements for users running WDM-mode audio drivers; and stability fixes to eliminate startup errors when loading instances with large I/O tables.
Like an actor searching for promising scripts and roles to play, Cinematographer Eric Steelberg, ASC, looks for movie projects that motivate and inspire him to push creative boundaries. As a movie lover, he describes his camera as playing a role in the drama, either by getting actively involved in the storytelling and aggressively following the action or taking an unobtrusive, observational perspective.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that a new postproduction, visual effects and animation company will be established at the landmark Tri-Main Center in Buffalo. According to a statement by the New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Television Development, the facility is expected to create 150 new visual effects and other post jobs within five years, and will pave the way for a new postproduction and visual effects industry in Western New York.
Two leading lighting companies for the global imaging industry have joined forces to provide a comprehensive line of professional gear. The Chimera Company, the manufacturer of professional lighting-control lightbanks, speed rings and modifiers, and Hensel-Visit GmbH & Co KG, the manufacturer of professional photographic flash and lighting equipment, will unite their operations under the name Chimera Imaging Solutions LLC. The new company will act as the exclusive distributor of the Hensel product line in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico.