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CAVA: Adobe's New AI Research Org

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Welcome to VP Land 🌐

Last week we had Sora (check out our thoughts/essay if you missed it).

Now Adobe (sort of) announced a new AI initiative - CAVA. Stability AI released a new model. The speed of these announcements and updates is only going to get faster and faster.

HPA Tech Retreat is happening now. We’ll post any interesting updates to be aware of this Saturday, but Puget Systems announced some new hardware that we cover below.

We’ve also got a bunch more stories on a variety of topics, so let’s get into it…

STAGE A

👨‍🔬 Gautham Mysore just announced that he is leading up a new research organization created at Adobe, called CAVA (Co-Creation for Audio, Video, & Animation)

Generative AI is reducing the gap between idea and produced video. This will help creators from professional filmmakers to social video creators.

Technical barriers will be lifted. Mundane tasks will be eliminated. People will have all the creative control they desire to tell their story. They will co-create with AI. They will have content intelligence tools to make sense of captured video, which we don't think will ever go away.

Generated and captured video will co-exist in video production. This is the future that we aim to create and we have only scratched the surface of what will be possible. To do this, we invent new AI models, algorithms, and interaction paradigms.

Gautham Mysore

📺 Teradek launched Teradek TV for remotely monitoring footage from any location.

💻 Puget Systems has announced two new product lines at HPA: a high-performance laptop and storage solutions in partnership with OSNexus

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SECOND UNIT 

🧽 This post from Remco Sikkema has a best guess breakdown of the live mocap tech used for running Nickledeon’s live alt-broadcast during the Super Bwol.

📱 Aximmetry released a new version, with updates for Unreal and the new Aximmetry Eye mobile app. They also dropped a new showreel from some productions out of Vietnam.

📦 Planar unveils next-generation LED video walls for virtual production and extended reality

🎥 Sony VENICE has a new firmware 3.0 update. Features enhanced frame rates, color fidelity, and multi-camera functionality. Also, if you’re still waiting for the BURANO to ship, you can mess around with the menu interface on this new emulator (or check out some of their tutorials).

CASTING CALL

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🌐 Around the Web


📖 Nathan Bazley has an in-depth post and worksheet for breaking a script down and what role virtual production can play in producing it.

🤸‍♂️ Praxinos launches Odyssey, an Unreal Engine-powered 2D animation tool

🍩 Ben Affleck’s Dunkin’ Super Bowl commercial has an extended 4 minute version

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👨🏼‍🦲 Industry veteran Peter Barber appointed as Atomos COO and Executive Director

💎 Post from Bryan Godwin on using AI to generate textures for 3D models.

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