New office in 'the Landing'

Zoic Studios has expanded to a new location in Vancouver. New office, in a heritage building dubbed “the Landing,” has permitted the Vancouver studio to increase its productivity tenfold, Zoic says.

Grass Valley has tapped Aengus Linehan senior VP of its global services business unit. Linehan will oversee all aspects of company’s pro services and customer service worldwide. He’ll be based in San Francisco. … Visual Data Media Services has named Brian Murray senior VP. Company provides integrated end-to-end post and distribution.

NVidia is shipping 3D Vision Pro, a stereoscopic solution for engineers, designers, architects and others who work with complex 3D designs and need detailed visualization. … Sensio has announced that digital solutions provider Zoran will incorporate Sensio’s Hi-Fi 3D decoding technology into its system-on-a-chip solutions for 3D-capable products, including TVs and set-top boxes. … Panavision has announced its Digital Transfer Station, which works with the company’s Solid State Recorder by taking uncompressed content and outputting DPX or Quicktime files. …

The Intl. 3D Society’s 3DNA conference will be held Feb. 8-9 at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Speakers include “U2 3D” helmer Catherine Owens, 3ality Digital co-founder Steve Schklair and DreamWorks Animation stereoscopic supervisor Phil McNally. Event concludes just before the org’s 2011 3D Creative Arts Awards. … Creatasphere will hold its Entertainment Technology Expo on March 3 at the Universal Hilton. Event includes a panel on “Tron: Legacy.” … Pro Sound Effects has released the Foundation Sound Effects Library, comprising 16,006 sound effects. … Sorenson Media has launched Sorenson Squeeze 7, an upgrade for its video encoding application … Singular Software’s PluralEyes now supports Avid Media Composer software. … Computer graphics school Escape Studios has hired former ILM-er Tad Leckman to head its Los Angeles campus, skedded to open soon.

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