Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Prime Focus Meets 4.0 'Deadline'

The R&D and software development arm of Prime Focus - Prime Focus Software - has announced the release of Deadline 4.0, the company's administration and rendering toolkit for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX-based render farms.
This new version includes improved Mac OSX support, enhanced scalability and stability, in addition to an abundance of key new features.
Mike Owen, Senior Technical Director, Burrows Nvisage said: "Even during the early stages of the beta program, it was obvious Deadline 4.0 was going to be an extremely feature-rich release.
"The new slave throttling and network load reduction features are brilliant at handling larger data files and keep Deadline highly responsive to users at all times.
"The development of Deadline continues to remain highly inventive with lots of new functionality whilst remaining stable and reliable under fire in production.
"Most notable in this release is the number of subtle enhancements that have been made, to not just the main applications, but also all the underlying software-specific scripts," continued Owen.
"Multi-threaded remote command execution and status feedback is fantastic for keeping control and ensuring consistency of our software load and configuration on all our slaves, and the new Pulse web service opens up a world of new possibilities for communicating information to other systems in our pipeline."
New Features in Deadline 4.0 include improved Mac OSX support: ffmpeg, Fusion 6, Generation, Maxwell 2, Maxwell for Maya, Maya 2010, MetaFuze, Modo 401, POV-Ray, Softimage 2010, Toxik 2010, Vue 8 and Nuke 6 enhanced scalability and stability, customisable themes for the user interface and compatibility with Prime Focus Software’s upcoming Deadline iPhone application.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

New CEO Of Prime Focus India Appointed
Global Visual Entertainment Services group Prime Focus has announced that its President and CEO, Ramki Sankaranarayanan, has been appointed CEO of Pri
Production News : ITV Announces New Consumer Series
ITV has announced details of a new three-part series, How To Spend It Well At Christmas (W/T). The consumer series will be hosted by Phillip Schofield
Artel Video Systems To Showcase New Products at SMPTE Conference & Exhibition
Artel will showcase three IP-centric platforms specifically designed to address customers' growing requirements as they migrate from direct fiber to a
Production News : Film4 And C4 Nations & Regions Support New Talent Programme
Independent Scottish film producer Chris Young, has announced plans for a new talent development programme on Skye in May 2018. Young shared his plans
Northern Ireland Welcomes New Production
Filming is to commence in Northern Ireland this month on a new dramatization for BBC One entitled Dave Allen At Peace. The project, in which Northern
SmallHD Unveil Introduce New Reference Monitor
SmallHD has introduced its brightest reference grade monitor to date – the 1703-P3X. Double the brightness of other 17" reference monitors, the 1703-P
Bexel Launches New Sideline Audio/Video Cart
Bexel has launched its new Sideline Audio/Video Cart, a plug-and-play solution for streamlining the acquisition of field audio and video feeds in stad
Artel Video Systems Heads To NAB New York
Artel Video Systems has announced that it is to exhibit at the 2017 NAB Show New York next month, demonstrating an end-to-end hybrid IP- and fiber-bas
SIS LIVE, ABS Launch New Platform
SIS LIVE and ABS have announced a new dedicated solution for OU services. The SIS LIVE Gateway Service solution for ABS Occasional Use services was an
NUGEN Audio Previews New AMB Dolby Module
At the recent IBC Show 2017, NUGEN Audio showcased a beta version of its AMB Dolby Module. AMB is designed to improve workflow efficiency for a range
BES Demonstrate New Intelligent MDU
Introducing network connectivity to the range of Mains Distribution Units, BES has developed a new intelligent unit for secure remote monitoring and c
Production News : All 4 Commissions New Observational Documentary
All 4 has commissioned a new observatioinal documentary series called Prison Ink (w/t). Hosted by Tattoo Fixers' tattoo artist Sketch, the 8x11 series
AJA Video Systems Unveils New Features Of RovoCam Camera System
AJA Video Systems has unveiled new features of its RovoCam Camera System. At NAB 2017, the company revealed details of its RovoCam compact block camer
Murraypro Introduces New Analysis Features For Test Chest
In response to user's requests for this utility, Murraypro will unveil new Test Chest analysis capabilities at IBC in Hall 8, by introducing an AES Ey
Starfish Intro New Transport Stream Features
Starfish Technologies has announced that it will introduce new features for its range of Transport Stream Processing products at IBC2017. Joining the