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Stay on top of what happening in your field. We’ve created a single point for regularly updated articles, resources, industry news and other stuff we find interesting. If there is a topic you would like to see an article on or a general question you would like answered, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do. Otherwise, enjoy!

20% off Adobe K-12 site license with upgrade plan

 Buy an Adobe K-12 site license with an upgrade plan before March 30, 2012 and receive 20% off your site license.

Are you already in the Cumulative Licence Program (CLP)?

You can also receive the savings. Simply pay for the upgrade plan for what’s left on your CLP agreement and get the K-12 license at the discounted rate.

For example: if you’re a CLP school that has 6 months left on your CLP agreement, purchase a 6 month upgrade plan with your K-12 license and get 20% off the license.

Why buy the upgrade plan?

There's two key reasons. Firstly, it entitles you to CS6 when it’s released in a few months time. Secondly, you're only eligible for the 20% discount on the K-12 license when it's purchased with an upgrade plan.

For more information, contact Michael Abel and the Storm FX team on 1300 061 007 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Adobe Digital School Collection - Bonus book offer extended

Receive a bonus book bundle valued at $500 with every ADSC License

Bonus book offer extended to 30 June 2012

Purchase an Adobe Digital School Collection K-12 License by 30 June 2012, and your school will receive a bonus book bundle valued at $500. Schools can choose from 3 book bundles; Picture Books, Reference Books or Novels, and will receive the books via redemption.

The Adobe® Digital School Collection K–12 Site License provides software and supporting resources for teaching 21st century skills and engaging students in cross-curricular learning through digital storytelling projects. The collection offers tools for creating meaningful images, compelling movies, and media-rich ePortfolios, including:

  • New Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for extraordinary photos
  • New Adobe Premiere Elements 10 for great-looking movies
  • Adobe Acrobat X Pro for creating media-rich ePortfolios
  • Ready-to-use lesson plans, tutorials, and more at the free Adobe Education Exchange

The Adobe Digital School Collection is available in 50 and 100 seat K-12 Site Licenses for use at a single school site.

  • 50 Seat License: RRP $3,162.50
  • 100 Seat License: RRP $5,499.00

Please note: The Adobe Digital School Collection is not included in the 20% off site licences with upgrade plan promotion.

For more information, contact Michael Abel and the Storm FX team on 1300 061 007 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it now.

Up to 80% off Adobe CS5.5 Student & Teacher editions

Get up to 80% off retail prices for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 software when you purchase Student and Teacher editions. Now there's nothing holding you back from producing your best work! Imagine that.

To find out if you're eligible or for more information, contact Michael Abel and the Storm FX team on 1300 061 007 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it now.

Unity 3.5 Developer Preview

Open Beta and Developer Preview

Unity 3.5 is one of the biggest releases to-date. It's packed full of new features and improvements that you are going to love. Unity can't wait to see what you will create with it, so they've decided to open the 3.5 beta program to the public. Starting today, you can download a time-limited beta version of Unity 3.5.

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Byron Bay International Film Festival

March 2 - March 11 2012

Storm FX is proud to support the Byron Bay International Film Festival as it enters its 6th year

The Festival hosts a number of free events for its attendees. These free events range from experimental film screenings to film workshops in sustainability, documentaries, surf films and more.

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New patch release: Maxwell 2.6.1

The Maxwell Render team is pleased to announce the release of a new patch for Maxwell Render Suite (2.6.1). Download it for free via Next Limit Tecnologies' customer gateway now! If you don't know your log-in please contact Next Limit Technologies.

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Whitepaper: Centralised storage in film

The Problem With Centralised Storage

The advent of Digital Intermediate (DI) has introduced new and powerful tools for the manipulation of film images using a digital process rather than following the traditional photo-chemical path. This process has enabled filmmakers with finer control of colour grades and has simplified the addition of computer generated visual effects. XDT takes a look at centralised storage in this whitepaper.

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Pixologic Release ZBrush 4R2b

After ZBrush 4R2 was put to the test by ZBrush users on many different system configurations and workflows, some 'rough corners' were found. The ZBrush Team has polished these up and have released an update patch allowing you to take full advantage of the powerful features in Z4R2 now, without having to wait until Z5 is released.

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Blackmagic Design Releases HyperDeck Shuttle 2 with Avid DNxHD Recording and Playback

Milpitas, USA - January 19, 2012 - Blackmagic Design today released a new version of its popular HyperDeck Shuttle Solid State Disk recorder. HyperDeck Shuttle 2 replaces the existing model and adds broadcast quality 10-bit recording and playback to the Avid DNxHD format for the same low price of $369 (AU$ Inc GST).

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