Sundance is following the lead of SXSW and is starting to lean into tech and its heavy influence on the film industry. During the Park City fest, Dropbox is looking to debut a new time-based commenting feature while Google and Sony are set to unveil a tool that will simplify rendering in the cloud. Both would greatly benefit filmmakers so debuting at Sundance was the right move.
The update for Dropbox have added time-based commenting, which will allow people working on an audio or video project to leave comments in a specific timestamp and location. This will greatly help creators and their collaborators deal with issues on projects. The new feature will be made available to any media files uploaded by Dropbox Professional, Business Advanced, Enterprise or Education users.
Google and Sony Pictures Imageworks will debut OpenCue, which will help studios manage their rendering tools and simplify using the cloud for complex rendering jobs.
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Developed at Sony, the project was originally called Cue and was used to render hundreds of movies across 150,000 cores, housed both in Sony’s own data center as well as in the Google Cloud. It is currently available on Github.
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