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  • Frame.io improves video collaboration platform March 19, 2019
    LAS VEGAS — At the NAB Show in Las Vegas next month, Frame.io (https://frame.io) will show dramatic improvements to its video review and collaboration platform. The company is rolling out 10 new features designed to improve how media professionals collaborate on video, from initial upload, all the way through to final delivery.
  • Cinelab defines 'best practices' for film processing March 18, 2019
    LONDON — The European film lab Cinelab London (www.cinelab.co.uk) was recently selected by the government-led publication The Parliamentary Review to define best practices in film processing. The publication is read by approximately 500,000 individuals across the country, and invites businesses to air their views while influencing future government policy and strategy. 
  • Blur launches <I>Love, Death & Robots</I> series of animated shorts March 18, 2019
    LOS ANGELES — Love, Death & Robots is a new anthology of adult oriented animated shorts. The brainchild of Tim Miller and David Fincher, Love, Death & Robots weaves the provocative world of ‘70s comic books into 18 short stories that run the gamut, from sci-fi to horror. 
  • London's Cheat doubles colorist team with new hires March 18, 2019
    LONDON — Color and finishing company Cheat (www.cheatit.co) has hired two new colorists: Jack McGinity and Tim Smith, who come from Time Based Arts and Electric Theatre Collective respectively. The hirings double the size of the studio’s colorist team and follow the recent opening of two new suites.
  • CMT upgrades edit suites with 5.1 monitoring from Genelec March 15, 2019
    NASHVILLE — Television network CMT recently upgraded five video editing suites at its Nashville production and post production facility with discrete 5.1 surround monitoring. The network added new Genelec 8320A Smart Active Monitors and 7350A Smart Active Subwoofers in the suites.
  • The Third Floor launches Story Attic creative content Website March 15, 2019
    LOS ANGELES — Visualization studio The Third Floor, Inc., has launched a new creative content initiative called Story Attic (www.storyattic.com). The Website will feature original digital comics, illustrations, videos and short literature, all with science fiction and fantasy themes, and designed to be consumed in three to 10 minutes. 
  • SideFX's new PDG technology automates pipeline tasks March 14, 2019
    TORONTO — SideFX (http://sidefx.com) has released Procedural Dependency Graph (PDG) technology, which will be available in the upcoming release of Houdini 17.5 as a new Houdini operating context called TOPs (Task Operators) and as a standalone application called PilotPDG.
  • Meta Fide debuts helper apps for Resolve Studio March 14, 2019
    LOS ANGELES — Igor Riđanović has started small software company called Meta Fide that develops DaVinci Resolve helper applications. He recently introduced his first release — Projector — which accelerates the setup of complex projects and ingests commonly used media assets. The tool is well suited for use in environments with frequent artist handover, where […]
  • Sandbox VR partners with Vicon to create immersive gaming experiences March 14, 2019
    OXFORD, UK – Motion capture solutions provider Vicon (www.vicon.com) has entered into a collaboration with Sandbox VR to bring about a next generation immersive experience. By using Vicon’s motion-capture cameras and its location-based VR (LBVR) software Evoke, the Hong Kong-based Sandbox VR wants to transport up to six people at a time into a new […]
  • Imagica Lab unifies post workflow in Resolve March 13, 2019
    TOKYO — Imagica Lab. Inc. (www.imagicalab.co.jp) has assembled a new post production suite called ‘Seven’ that unifies the company’s editing, color grading and VFX work through Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Studio.

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  • Context Clusters in Search Query Suggestions February 19, 2019
    unsplash-logoSaketh Garuda Context Clusters and Query Suggestions at Google A new patent application from Google tells us about how the search engine may use context to find query suggestions before a searcher has completed typing in a full query. After seeing this patent, I’ve been thinking about previous patents I’ve seen from Google that have […]
  • Universal Search Updated at Google January 4, 2019
    unsplash-logoTristan Colangelo Sura gave up on her debugging for the moment. “The word for all this is ‘mature programming environment.’ Basically, when hardware performance has been pushed to its final limit, and programmers have had several centuries to code, you reach a point where there is far more signicant code than can be rationalized. The […]
  • How Google’s Knowledge Graph Updates Itself by Answering Questions October 29, 2018
    How A Knowledge Graph Updates Itself unsplash-logoElijah Hail To those of us who are used to doing Search Engine Optimization (SEO), we’ve been looking at URLs filled with content, and links between that content, and how algorithms such as PageRank (based upon links pointed between pages) and information retrieval scores based upon the relevance of […]
  • How Google Identifies Primary Versions of Duplicate Pages October 12, 2018
    Identifying Primary Versions of Duplicate Pages We know that Google doesn’t penalize duplicate pages on the Web, but it may try to identify which version it prefers to other versions of the same page. I came across this statement from Dejan SEO on the Web about duplicate pages earlier this week, and wondered about it, […]
  • Quality Scores for Queries: Structured Data, Synthetic Queries and Augmentation Queries July 30, 2018
    Augmentation Queries In general, the subject matter of this specification relates to identifying or generating augmentation queries, storing the augmentation queries, and identifying stored augmentation queries for use in augmenting user searches. An augmentation query can be a query that performs well in locating desirable documents identified in the search results. The performance of an […]
  • Learning to Rank July 16, 2018
    My last Post was Five Years of Google Ranking Signals, and I start that post by saying that there are other posts about ranking signals that have some issues. But, there are other pages that you may want to look at while you are learning to rank webpages, and I didn’t want to turn people […]
  • Five Years of Google Ranking Signals June 22, 2018
    Organic Search Google Ranking Signals 1. Domain Age and Rate of Linking 2. Use of Keywords 3. Related Phrases 4. Keywords in Main Headings, Lists, and Titles 5. Page Speed 6. Watch Times for a Page 7. Context Terms on a Page 8. Language Models Using Ngrams 9. Gibberish Content 10. Authoritative Results 11. How […]
  • Google Patent on Structured Data Focuses upon JSON-LD June 17, 2018
    Search Using Structured Data Structured Data is information that is formatted into a repository that a search engine can read easily. Some examples include XML markup in XML sitemaps and schema vocabulary found in JSON-LD scripts. It is distinct from semi-structured, and unstructured data that have less formatting. A search engine that answers questions based […]

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