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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo officially opens tomorrow in the theaters and for those of you preparing to check out the movie, we'd like to introduce you to the behind the scenes work that the Light Iron Digital team in Los Angeles did to bring the exquisitely shot super-high-resolution movie to the screen.

Re-teaming with director David Fincher after their successful collaboration on The Social Network, Michael Cioni and the team at Light Iron built 5K workflows for real-time, full resolution post for Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The running time of the 4K print is 2:38, creating a data size larger than six 2K features combined.

Cioni and Light Iron co-founder Ian Vertovec spoke to Creative COW's Debra Kaufman about how working that way in real-time is even possible, about working with David Fincher, and about what frame sizes larger than 4K mean for all of us.

Check out this great new story at magazine.creativecow.net/article/4k-di-on-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo

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JVC Introduces 3D Production Analysis Monitor

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Award-Winning Sound Mixer Paul Massey Joins Sony Pictures as Vice President, Sound Director

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WSET-TV Delivers Local HD News with JVC ProHD Cameras

New DaVinci Resolve for Windows 7 64 bit beta now available to customers!

Kickstand Launches Campaign to Make Surface Deformation Software Available to All 3D Artists

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Digital Domain Institute Announces Licensing by Florida Department of Education

All American Games and NewTek Announce the 2012 All-American Video Crew

Blackmagic Design Announces New Teranex Prices

Digital Domain Creates an Emotional Story for Powerful "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" Teaser

Blackmagic Design Simplifies Teranex Product Line-up

New Pricing for JVC's GY-HM710 Camcorder with Free Anton/Bauer System

Animation Company General Gau Launches in Boston

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SOC 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Digital Film Tools Helps Photographers and Videographers 'reFine' Images

Inhance Digital's 3D artists bring innovative VFX from concept to completion with NewTek LightWave 3D software

Acclaimed DP Mark Shelley Captures Dramatic Rescue of "Otter 501" with FUJINON Lenses

Technicolor – PostWorks New York Names Jazwinski and Herzfeld to Head Sales Team

Insomniac Games Uses Autodesk Software Suite to Up the Ante for ‘Resistance® 3’

DFT FLEXXITY Includes Native Support for ProRes

SynthEyes 2011.1 Helps You See Straight!

Panasonic’s AW-HE120 Reaches Broadcast Customers

Cache-A Begins Shipments of Power-Cache 
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Blackmagic Design Announces Acquisition of Teranex Systems Inc.

Efficiency Expert Gale England Joins Grass Valley to Streamline Global Operations

Auralex GRAMMA Gives Lefty Williams the Right Sound Clarity in Concert

Chicago’s Optimus Uses Baselight to Craft an American Icon

Hollywood's Picture Head Posts Documentary "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"

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Lighting and Shooting Gorgeous InterviewsLighting and Shooting Gorgeous Interviews

On this DVD, Director of Photography Tom Miller, teaches you how to light an interview so that your subject looks natural, professional, and...GORGEOUS!

Create an American Idol-style 3D Volumetric Lighting Effect * Boris FX * Kevin P. McAuliffe Kevin P. McAuliffe uses BCC 8 AE's new Stage Light filter to create a 3D volumetric lighting effect with a logo - similar to what you might see on "American Idol" or "The X Factor".... more
Tintin VFX Supe Joe Letteri Talks 3D and Mocap * MAYA * Debra Kaufman At the Autodesk sponsored screening of director Steven Spielberg's 'The Adventures of Tintin,' Joe Letteri discussed how the movie was made. Letteri, who has worked at Weta Digital since 2001, has won four Academy Awards in Visual Effects as well as countless other honors for his work.... more

Adobe After Effects Forum
Layer has weird ghosting - how to fix?!
Hi everyone, I'm having a problem I can't figure out. I have a comp set up with a camera, light, and...

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Adding Grain Using Composite Mode - overlay confusion
I am trying to add grain to my 1080 ProRes444 rendered 15 minute short film: It is originating from...

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Amount set to dynamic-ram preview DOES affect rendering! :-/
For the Vegas know-whys here... Last night I was working on a video clip, that's roughly 5 minutes in...

New update for Pro 11
Still won't 'Print to HDV tape' VP11 Capture HDV from tape, add files to matched timeline and Print...

Audio Professionals Forum
New user needs advice on mixer/recorder
Hello Daniel and welcome to the cow audio forum. An automixer can be a real benefit, especially if you...

Apple DVD Studio Pro Forum
Length of time matter even if compressed down?
Compressing the heck out of all these different videos, but they still come out just over 2 hours to...

Apple Color Forum
Color 1.5 not outputing to external monitor
Hi, I have mac pro with lion 10.7.2 and fcp 3, i m using color with aja kona 3g but there is no out...

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Jumping i Y when moving in X?
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Create an American Idol-style 3D Volumetric Lighting Effect
by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:12:26) -- 12/20/2011

Kevin P. McAuliffe uses BCC 8 AE's new Stage Light filter to create a 3D volumetric lighting effect with a watermark similar to what you might see on "American Idol" or "The X Factor". -

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AE Basics 29: Shape Layers Part 13 - Creating a True Spiral Using Illustrator Paths
by Andrew Devis
(00:07:05) -- 12/19/2011

Lesson 29: In this thirteenth tutorial looking at Shape Layers in After Effects, Andrew Devis looks at the problem of creating and animating a true spiral in After Effects and how it can be done by using paths copied from Illustrator. - AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects.

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Twixtor in Avid MC: Frame Rate Conversions
by Lori Freitag
(00:06:25) -- 12/17/2011

This tutorial shows how how to do a Frame rate conversion if the Input and the Output are both Interlaced or both Progressive and also how to do a Frame Rate Conversion from Progressive Footage to Interlaced Footage in Avid Media Composer. -

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Character Design and Animation in AE: Part Two
by Rob Mize
(00:16:44) -- 12/13/2011

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