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Thank you for being part of the worldwide community of NVIDIA GPU users within the media and entertainment industries. Our goal is to provide our readers with helpful information on the latest GPU–accelerated solutions for digital content creation and distribution, as well as inside information that might be useful to you in your work.

We are very proud to announce today the launch of four new Quadro graphics processors. The Quadro K600, K2000 and K2000D, and the Quadro K4000. These new GPUs offer faster performance, larger graphics memory, additional display outputs, higher resolution, lower power consumption and additional features relative to the previous generation of NVIDIA Quadro boards.

And please be sure to join us if you can for the GPU Technology Conference March 18–21 in San Jose. We are going to hold a special evening reception just for the media & entertainment community on Tuesday the 19th, sponsored by our friends at Quantel. If you will be attending GTC and have not yet received an invitation, please contact us at

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

Accelerate your most important applications with new NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs

The newly released Quadro GPU family is built on NVIDIA Kepler™––the world's fastest, most efficient GPU architecture––and offers unprecedented workstation performance and capability. It brings proven technology, compatibility, and reliability to media and entertainment professionals.
Learn More.

Connect with experts in digital filmmaking, visual effects, and broadcast graphics at GTX 2013.

With a special emphasis on media and entertainment for 2013, the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) will bring together leading feature film and TV producers, visual–effects artists, post–production professionals, broadcasters, and software developers from around the world. GTC 2013 is just three weeks away and the industry luminaries’ speeches are not to be missed.
Secure your spot and register today!
Check out the media and entertainment luminaries scheduled to speak at GTC 2013.
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.
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Media Applications and Technologies

See how fast NVIDIA® Tegra® 4i can shrink your smartphone down to size.

Tegra 4i is an extremely power–efficient, compact, high-performance mobile processor that enables smartphone performance and capability previously available only in expensive super phones.
Learn more about Tegra 4i and the story behind it, shared by Philip Carmack.

NVIDIA and Elemental help bring video content to millions of TVs, PCs, and mobile devices.

Elemental Technologies recently announced support for next–generation GPU and CPU architectures with award–winning software–based video processing solutions. The migration path has allowed Comcast Cable to significantly increase video transport quality and efficiency as the market demand for multiscreen video continues to grow.
Learn more.
Check out the speech “Live Streaming: How GPUs Have Helped Revolutionize the Delivery of Sports Content” from Sam Blackman, CEO and Co–founder, Elemental Technologies at GTC 2013.

NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 3.0 release now available for download!

The NVIDIA developer tools team announced the first full–featured release candidate of NVIDIA Nsight Visual Studio Edition 3.0. Technologies supported include:
          •  OpenGL
          •  frame debugging and profiling
          •  GLSL GPU shader debugging
          •  local single GPU shader debugging
          •  NVIDIA Kepler™ GK110 architecture
          •  NVIDIA CUDA® 5.0
Learn more.

OTOY GPU–based rendering accelerates production efficiency

OTOY’s Octane Render is a real–time 3D unbiased rendering application and the first commercially available unbiased renderer to work exclusively on the GPU. It runs exclusively on NVIDIA CUDA technology.
Learn more.
Check out the speech “The Convergence of Cinema and Games: From Performance Capture to Final Render” from Jules Urbach, Founder and CEO, OTOY Inc. at GTC 2013
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Customer successes

NVIDIA® Maximus™ expands opportunities for VFX shop Lightdog Films

Visual–effects shop Lightdog Films adopted Maximus running on an NVIDIA Quadro® K5000 and an NVIDIA Tesla® K20 to gain incredible ROI. They can get now work done faster and better, and their customer is much happier with the dollar–per–hour value.
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Anatomical travelogue uses NVIDIA® Maximus™ to create rich medical videos.

Anatomical Travelogue (AT) is an award–winning producer using cutting–edge technology to create images from deep inside the human body. Maximus technology helps AT artists streamline the workflow and bring their productivity and efficiency to the next level.
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Abbey Road editor enhances performance with NVIDIA–powered HP workstations.

Independent broadcast post–production company My Little Eye switched to HP workstations, powered by NVIDIA GPUs, to full advantage of Adobe® Creative Suite® Premier® Pro, boosting productivity, mobility, and turnaround times.
Read more here

Share your projects or show reels with your industry peers.

Send us your work done on NVIDIA GPUs and we‘ll highlight some of the best. You might be the winner of our monthly sweepstakes for an NVIDIA® Quadro® K5000 (PC or Mac) graphics card!
*NO purchase required and you must be 18+ and resident of eligible countries to participate. Enter by April 15th, 2013. For complete details of the sweepstakes, see the promotion rules here.
Submit your work

Here’s one new show reel from Dunn Lewis, using eyeon Fusion.
Watch the video
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Join the exclusive advisory council and let your opinions count!
Sign up to be part of the Media and Entertainment Advisory Council that lets end users like you share your insight and thoughts to help us provide better products and services. If you haven’t already joined and would like to, click here and tell us more about yourself.
Sign up now.

Celebrate 20 years of Adobe® After Effects® with the “Ae & Me Scavenger Hunt”.

20 QUESTIONS | 20 DAYS | 20 PRIZES Celebrating 20 YEARS of Adobe After Effects!
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*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Enter by 3/10/13. Must be 18+ and resident of the 50 U.S. (excl. Rhode Island) to participate. For complete details, description of odds and prizes, view Official Rules Sponsor: Adobe.
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Events Summary
Upcoming Events:
GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2013.
NVIDIA is expanding next year’s GTC to include tracks just for 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
Join us for GTC.

NVIDIA GPU technologies power broadcast solutions from over 150 leading companies, including Adobe, Autodesk, Blackmagic, Chyron, Vizrt, and many more. This year at NAB, NVIDIA will be showcasing new broadcast workflow–acceleration tools that take advantage of next–generation GPU technology. Visit NVIDIA booth at SL3905
When: April 7-9
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center
            Las Vegas, NV
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