Media and Entertainment Newsletter
Thank you for being part of the worldwide community of NVIDIA GPU users within the media and entertainment industries. Our goal is to share product updates, partner announcements, and tips and tricks to help professionals in the media space get their jobs done better and optimize their technology investments.

First, we would like to congratulate Loris U. from New York, NY. on winning a Google Nexus 7 tablet, powered by an NVIDIA® Tegra® mobile processor. Loris signed 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.

In this issue, among other stories, we visit some very topical items on the minds of many of our customers and partners, including 4K workflow, Cloud-based technology developments, and of course the ever-popular chance to win free stuff from our friends at Red Giant Software who are doing a drawing for a copy of Trapcode Mir, which includes OpenGL GPU acceleration. You can find more details below.

SIGGRAPH Asia is also beginning Novemeber 28th in Singapore. Once again, we’ll be hosting talks from some of the leading experts in computer graphics in the media space, including Pixar, Adobe, and Lighthouse in Singapore. And finally, just a note that NVIDIA Quadro® K5000 is now shipping from PNY and HP. The Quadro K5000 for Mac will be shipping sometime after the first of the year.

Thanks, and as always, please send any questions, comments, or suggestions for how we can be more helpful to you at


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Greg EstesGreg Estes
NVIDIA’s Industry Executive, Media and Entertainment
Media Applications and Technologies
Otoy GPU-based OctaneRender 1.0 Now Shipping.
OctaneRender, a fast physically-based renderer, exploits the compute power of NVIDIA GPUs to produce stunningly life like images in a matter of seconds, is available now.
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Get GoBOXX 1850—now available with the NVIDIA® Quadro® K3000M.
The GoBOXX 1850 mobile workstation lets users create or demonstrate outside studio confines without sacrificing professional workstation performance. Now, it’s available with a Quadro K3000M professional graphics board. This is a welcome addition to GoBOXX, which already features NVIDIA Optimus™ technology that chooses the best graphics processor for a given application and automatically routes the workload to either the NVIDIA Kepler™ GPU or Intel integrated graphics. The result is outstanding performance and longer battery life.
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Discover why the new NVIDIA® VGX™ K2 card is a great fit for Citrix HDX 3D.
NVIDIA describes the K2 as “the industry’s first cloud-based GPU with workstation performance”. Used in conjunction with the Citrix Receiver, it enables media and entertainment professionals to work from anywhere, on any device, with access to the computing and graphics performance of a GPU-powered workstation.
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See how Digital Anarchy’s Beauty Box increased rendering speed by 800%!
Beauty Box—a plugin for automatic skin retouching for film, video, and photos—boosted rendering speeds by 800% in Adobe Premiere® and 500% in Adobe® After Effects®. Tests were performed on a GeForce® GTX 570 using Beauty Box’s OpenCL rendering vs. CPU rendering.
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Customer successes
For your eyes only: see how NVIDIA gave film makers an early look at Skyfall.
The Colorfront On-Set Dailies system—used by EFILM on the set of the new James Bond movie, Skyfall—relies exclusively on GPU image processing in NVIDIA® CUDA® to take advantage of multiple GPUs for higher performance. NVIDIA GPUs drive Colorfront products on platforms ranging from the Retina MacBook Pro and the Mac Pro to the HP Z820 with multiple GPUs, to process 4K RAW files at over 100 FPS.
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Double your chances to win a copy of Red Giant’s Trapcode Mir.
Now you have twice as much chance to win this 3D rendering tool—based on the power of OpenGL and an NVIDIA® Quadro® 2000 graphics card! Sign up for the Red Giant newsletter today. Red Giant and NVIDIA will be drawing one lucky winner from each of our newsletter subscribers at the end of December.
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Switch. Save. Edit.
Save big on Adobe pro video tools, including Adobe Premiere® Pro, when you switch from Final Cut Pro or Avid by November 30, 2012. Save 40% on an Adobe Creative Cloud™ membership, or 30% off Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Production Premium volume licensing. The Adobe Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro leverages NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs and the NVIDIA CUDA® parallel-computing architecture to deliver faster performance for key features.
See how you can save >
Save up to $300 on select NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics boards.
For a limited time, get $300 off an NVIDIA Quadro 5000, $100 off a Quadro 4000 for Mac or PC, and $50 off a Quadro 2000D. This discount is only valid through authorized PNY resellers in the U.S. and Canada. Discount details and restrictions can be found here.
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Experience NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2013.
When: March 18-21, 2013
Where: San Jose, CA
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.
Share your work.
Share your work. GTC is a great venue for showcasing your work with thousands of your peers. We’re looking for talk proposals and research posters that illustrate how advances in GPU technology help developers, graphic artists, designers, and engineers tackle their day-to-day graphics challenges.

If you’re interested in submitting a talk, please familiarize yourself with the criteria first, and then reach out directly to John Ison.

For Call for Posters, please visit the Call for Posters page for presentation benefits and detailed submission instructions. We strongly encourage international attendees to submit by November 30 to receive notifications in time for U.S. Visa deadlines.
Hone your skills with in-depth tutorials.
Included in your Full Conference pass, we’ve designed 14 pre-conference tutorials that address your graphics challenges by getting you up-to-speed on video processing, scalable visualization solutions, multi-display systems, and more. Be sure to include these as part of your GTC experience.
GTC is a great way to get in front of influential buyers and position your company as a leader at GTC and within the GPU computing industry. Spaces are filling up quickly, so please reserve your turnkey booth today at
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Explore content from previous years at GTC On-Demand.
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Other Events
eyeon® Webinar on the Benefits of Multiple GPU-Enabled Environments.
On December 12th, eyeon Software product expert, Blazej Floch, will showcase Fusion®'s accelerated visual effects workflows with a variety of NVIDIA processors. From Quadro® solutions to the latest GeForce®, learn how to successfully drive state-of-the-art post production. Click HERE to register or email for additional information.
Join the root6 roadshow.
UK reseller root6 is taking NVIDIA on the road as part of a series of regional events to demonstrate the integration of key leading technologies in end-to-end file-based workflows. Attendees can win great prizes, including 50% off NVIDIA® Quadro® K5000 cards and a turnkey edit suite based on Media Composer running on the HP Z820 workstation. The roadshow kicked off in Glasgow on November 15th and concludes at BVE London in February.
Learn more about the roadshow.
Visit us at SIGGRAPH Asia to hear talks from the brightest minds in computer graphics and see how the latest NVIDIA technologies are transforming the computer industry. We’ll be hosting talks from some of the leading experts in computer graphics in the media space, including Pixar, Adobe, and Lighthouse in Singapore.
When: November 28 - December 1
Where: Singapore
SVG League Technology Summit.
Come visit NVIDIA at the SVG League Technology Summit at table #58. Stop by and speak with a GPU Genius.
When: Decemeber 10 - 11
Where: New York, NY
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