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All things VR with Digital Production Buzz

Tim Dashwood was interviewed for Digital Production Buzz by Larry Jordan and Mike Horton about all things 360, VR, AR, 3D, motion capture, real-world holodecks, and more!

Just another day at the office!

Just another day at the office!

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Talking 360° Video with Tim Dashwood

Russ Fairley recently asked Tim Dashwood some very interesting questions about 360VR post. The article can be read in two parts at
http://desktopvideo.about.com/od/desktopeditinghardware/fl/Talking-360deg-Video-With-Tim-Dashwood-Part-1.htm (part 1) and
http://desktopvideo.about.com/od/desktopeditinghardware/fl/Talking-360deg-Video-With-Tim-Dashwood-Part-2.htm (part 2)

Tim Dashwood

Tim Dashwood

We’ve also reprinted both parts of the interview here for easier reading. There may even be some hints in this interview of things to come from us!
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Get your FREE NAB Exhibits Pass before April 1st!

Time is running out to sign up for a free NAB Exhibits pass. Register now using the free coupon code LV2883. Even if you are on the fence about attending this year, it doesn’t hurt to get signed up just in case!
This direct link should automatically apply the code: https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowNAB161/default.aspx?Passcode=LV2883

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Sphericam + 360VR Toolbox for only $2499 USD

Save $1200 by buying Sphericam + Dashwood 360VR Toolbox

Sphericam and Dashwood Cinema Solutions are pleased to announce a cross-promotion that will save end-users $1200 USD. For a limited time, the professional 360 camera Sphericam 2 & Dashwood’s 360VR Toolbox post production suite for Mac, can be purchased together for only $2499 USD.

Simply pre-order a Sphericam 2 for $1999 and then submit your name, email and Sphericam order number on this form to receive a special link to purchase Dashwood 360VR Toolbox for only $500.

This offer expires on December 7 2015.

Regular Price
Promotional Discount
Promotional Price
Sphericam 2
– $500
360VR Toolbox
– $700


– $1200


All prices in USD. Those who have already pre-ordered Sphericam are also eligible to purchase 360VR Toolbox for $500. Cannot be combined with other offers.


Black Friday to Cyber Monday: Save 20% on all of our plugins!

25% OFFAll of our Mac software & plugins for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Motion & Premiere Pro are 20% OFF. No coupon codes are necessary. All prices have been reduced until December 1st, 2015.

360VR Toolbox $1199.00 $959 USD

Secret Identity $79.00 $63 USD

Smooth Skin $99.00 $79 USD

Editor Essentials $49.00 $39 USD

Stereo3D Toolbox LE $99.00 $79 USD

Stereo3D Toolbox $799.00 $639 USD

Visit our product pages for more info on each product.

20% sale does not apply to DVD, Blu-Ray, charts, or software applications.


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The Odyssey7Q and Sony FS700

I was very excited last week to hear that Convergent Design had finally released the highly-anticipated firmware update for the Odyssey7Q that added ProRes422 and 4K RAW recording.  I’ve been a proud owner of the FS700 for over a year and have loved shooting with the camera, but always wished for an escape from the 8-bit limits of the output and internal recording.  The Sony-branded 4K RAW recording solution is large and expensive, but the Odysssey7Q offers similar functionality in a more versatile, compact and affordable package.

I quickly arranged to conduct a test with the help of my good friend and fellow cinematographer John Tran.  John also has a couple FS700s in his inventory and was one of the first in the city to receive an Odyssey7Q.
We had both updated our FS700s to v3.0 firmware last summer (required for 4K RAW output) and have been waiting all this time to actually record 4K RAW to the Odyssey7Q. Camera assistant Chris Goll kept us organized during the test.

We decided that our test of different recording formats (including the internal AVCHD) would focus on these aspects: latitude/dynamic range of available gamma curves and recording formats, bit-depth, chroma-subsampling, and resolution/scaling. Continue reading