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The Dream Team of Animation and Visual Effects
What do Disney Animation, Double Negative, Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, Rhythm & Hues, Weta Digital and Zoic Studios have in common besides gifted artists, NVIDIA GPUs and a shelf full of awards? That’s right - they will all be at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) March 18-21 in San Jose. For aspiring artists looking to learn from the best in the world at the craft of animation and effects, to industry veterans looking to learn and share with other experts the latest in GPU technology and advanced applications, GTC will be the place to be. There will also be in-depth sessions from the makers of the most important tools for artists, animators and editors, including Adobe, Avid, Chaos Group, cebas, eyeon Software, Otoy, The Foundry, SGO and many more. It’s like fantasy camp for animators and effects artists.

But GTC isn’t just about visual effects.

Almost every graphic you see on television has been created with NVIDIA Quadro GPUs, and increasingly much of the content delivered to you on any one of three screens has been encoded or transcoded using NVIDIA GPUs, and the broadcast industry will be represented in full force. Companies like ARL, Cinnafilm, Digimetrics, Elemental Technologies, ESPN, Telestream, Unreel and Vizrt will be talking about the latest in visualization technologies for broadcast television and digital content management and distribution.

Please join us. To register, or for more information, go here

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Greg EstesGreg Estes
NVIDIA’s Industry Executive, Media and Entertainment

Connect with experts in digital filmmaking, visual effects, and broadcast graphics—all in one place!

NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) is just seven weeks away and will bring together leading feature-film and TV producers, visual-effects artists, post-production professionals, broadcasters, and software developers from around the world. This is a unique chance to discover best practices, network with peers, build business relationships, and advance the state of GPU acceleration across the industry. Secure your spot and register today!

Industry luminaries scheduled to speak at GTC include:

Douglas Trumbull, Director, special effects pioneer, inventor, and Academy Award winner
Gerhard Lang, Chief Engineering Officer, vizrt
Joachim Zell, VP, Imaging Science, EFILM
Dirk Van Gelder, Engineering lead, Pixar
Daniel Simon, Vehicle Designer
Tim Heidmann, Chief Instigator, Serious Intent
Jules Urbach, Founder and CEO, OTOY Inc
Sharif Elcott, Weta Digital R&D

For all the details on this amazing program, click here.

Finally, if you need to convince your boss that attending GTC is both cost-effective and strategically important to your organization, then we have you covered. Download our Convince Your Manager Toolkit.
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Media Applications and Technologies

eyeon Software GPU Acceleration Webinar

Get insight into the how and why of GPU acceleration within eyeon Fusion software in this YouTube video.

Explore Aston 3D—Brainstorm’s advanced graphics-creation, CG, and playout solution.

Aston is a leading real-time character generator brand with more than 30 years of market experience. It’s also highly acclaimed for its sophisticated and impressive graphics capabilities, combined with simplicity of use and solid reliability. With the next-generation Aston 3D, Brainstorm is building on this heritage to create a platform that takes full advantage of its powerful, world-renowned eStudio render engine, combined with NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs. The result is a lightning-fast, highly versatile, real-time 3D graphics creation, CG, and playout solution. 
Learn more.

See what Adobe’s Dave Helmly considers "Extreme Hardware Performance" for Adobe® Premiere® Pro and Adobe After Effects®.

In this AdobeTV episode, Dave gives you a quick tour of the new HP Z820 workstation, tied together with NVIDIA® Maximus™ technology working in Premiere Pro CS6 and After Effects CS6. See how these two technologies take your workflow to the next level.
Watch the video.

Discover NVIDIA® TEGRA® 4

NVIDIA announced the Tegra 4 processor at CES to instant acclaim, and creatives will definitely want to explore the new computational photography architecture. This new mobile architecture fuses together the processing power of the CPU, GPU, and ISP to allow device makers to dramatically enhance mobile imaging. This enables the first Always-on HDR camera with features like live HDR preview, instant HDR photos, HDR video, HDR burst, and HDR Flash.
Learn more.
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Customer successes

Congratulations to the Nominees for Best Visual Effects

Once again this year, NVIDIA customers are responsible for all of the work nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects.
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Rhythm & Hues Makes Skies Soar with NVIDIA GPUs in Life of Pi.

Global visual effects giant Rhythm & Hues (R&H) recently completed the lion’s share of visual effects shots on the acclaimed new film, Life of Pi, leveraging NVIDIA GPUs to maximize throughput and accelerate creative workflows.
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The Switch is on: film professionals turn to Dell and NVIDIA.

What’s the buzz from professionals switching from Apple Mac to Dell Precision™ with NVIDIA GPUs? Smart, functional design. Optimized professional applications. And Faster graphics computing.
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Blog: Mac Users Continue to Switch to Dell Precision Workstations for Professional Video Editing

SGO uses NVIDIA graphics acceleration in its Mistika systems to make The Hobbit.

It took SGO Mistika to make The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey, the first large-scale wide release feature film to be shown in 48 frames per second. Mistika uses NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs to accelerate algorithmic computations involved in all visual effects. With this platform at the core of its large DI infrastructure, Park Road Post co-developed tools from pre-production through final film delivery, plus an inbuilt-HFR feature set, to meet the high demands of this complicated film.
Read more here.
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And the winner of the Red Giant promo is…
Congratulations to Robert H. and Jeffrey R., winners of the Red Giant promotion featured in the November newsletter.

Subscribe to the Boris FX newsletter for a chance to win a free copy of Boris Continuum Complete and an NVIDIA® Quadro® 2000 graphics card!

Boris Continuum Complete is the most comprehensive VFX plug-in suite ever created for Adobe, Avid, Apple, and Sony video editing and motion graphics software. A whopping 200+ filters include 3D particle effects, image restoration and touchup tools, true 3D lens flares and volumetric lighting effects, keys and mattes, extrusions, color grading tools, time-based effects, blurs, glows, and cinematic effects such as film glow, film grain, and film process looks. Many filters take advantage of NVIDIA OpenGL hardware acceleration for an interactive effects-design experience.
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Happy 20th Anniversary, Adobe® After Effects®!

After Effects is celebrating 20 years of inspiration and innovation. Join Adobe as they highlight people in the community that have welcomed After Effects as part of their career. Visit Adobe on Facebook to join in the celebration.
Learn more about simplifying your motion graphics workflow with the latest NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs, which accelerate After Effects ray tracing for 3D beveled and extruded text and shapes simply and quickly without the need for an external animation tool.
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Events Summary
Upcoming Events:
GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2013.
NVIDIA is expanding next year’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) to include tracks just for VFX and digital video professionals. These sessions will address how broadcast and post-production companies can leverage GPU technology in their workflows to get faster, better results. Topics will include techniques to transform video editing, effects, digital animation, rendering, and media-creation workflows.

When: March 18-21, 2013
Where: San Jose, CA

April 7-9
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, CA
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