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AWS Media & Entertainment Cloud Symposium | Los Angeles

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT
Location: Loews Hollywood Hotel | 1755 N Highland Ave,  Hollywood, CA  90028

Join Amazon Web Services as they host this year's Media & Entertainment Cloud Symposium in Hollywood, LA.

During this one day exploration into M&E Cloud trends, you can learn from Thinkbox CEO, Chris Bond who is hosting a session on 'Rendering in Cloud with Deadline 10'.

Jason will be detailing his experience on the post-production of 'The Tick' where he and the team at Fuse FX used Deadline 10 to scale their compute capability to a fleet of Amazon EC2 nodes.

Elsewhere at the symposium, you can learn how companies of all sizes are leveraging AWS services to increase agility, accelerate, innovation, and perfect the customer video experience.

Hear from your peers about their experiences and outcomes in leveraging the AWS Cloud to create content, stream live and linear 4K content, and simplify storage throughout the content lifecycle. In the afternoon breakout sessions will focus on the strategies and best practices for cloud-based content production, media supply chains, as well as video processing and delivery.

Furthermore, AWS subject matter experts will be on hand to answer your questions about best practices for migrating workloads to the cloud.

Registration is open now



Saddington Baynes delivers for Honda with On-Prem Deadline solution


We recently checked in with the creative studio Saddington Baynes to learn how Thinkbox Deadline brings power to their projects.

As the backbone of Saddington Baynes’ rendering workflow, Deadline has ably guided the studio, helping the team make the most of its resources while juggling projects using different computing environments, while also making sure any productivity-crushing rendering errors are avoided.



Deadline 8.1 Beta Is Now Open!

During the beta period, bug fixes will continue to be pushed out with the Deadline 8.0 revision releases. But if you want early access to the new features, please join the beta and give us your feedback!

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Thinkbox Customer Portal and Cloud License Server Maintenance Notification

The Thinkbox Customer Portal and Cloud License Server environments will be undergoing maintenance this upcoming weekend, which will result in intermittent connectivity issues during a portion of the maintenance window below.

  • Saturday, May 14 @ 08:00 PDT until 14:00 PDT (8:00am - 2:00pm PDT)
  • Saturday, May 14 @ 15:00 UTC until  21:00 UTC (3:00pm - 9:00pm UTC)
  • Sunday, May 15 @ 01:00 AEST until 07:00 AEST (1:00am-7:00am AEST)

During these connectivity issues, access to the Thinkbox Customer Portal could be unavailable. For users of Usage Based and 3rd Party Licensing, Deadline will finish rendering all tasks that are in progress when the connectivity issues begin, but will not be able to start any new tasks until connectivity is restored.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Thinkbox Support.


Thinkbox Software Offers Free On-Demand Licensing in May

Company Teams with The Foundry for Free Hours of NUKE and KATANA, and Chaos Group for Free Hours of V-Ray; Also Provides Complimentary Use of Deadline and Krakatoa for the Month

Los Angeles, CA (May 2, 2016)Thinkbox Software today announced it will provide free licensing hours of Deadline and Krakatoa as well as free hours of The Foundry’s NUKE and KATANA, and Chaos Group’s V-Ray for the month of May. Deadline 8, now available, introduces on-demand, per-minute licensing for Thinkbox tools and third-party applications. Users will receive the complimentary time in 10,000-hour increments. Time can be managed via Thinkbox’s e-commerce portal and minutes are only consumed while the Slave application is rendering. In addition to the new on-demand licensing, Thinkbox continues to offer perpetual licenses for its products.

We invite anyone and everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and really hammer our system so we can fine tune the store and this new on-demand model,” shared Chris Bond, founder, Thinkbox Software. “We’re excited that The Foundry and Chaos Group have teamed with us on this offer and we look forward to bringing even more partners on board to continue making our customers’ lives easier.

Partnering with Thinkbox to provide on-demand V-Ray licensing is a natural fit. We want to make sure our customers have easy access to V-Ray in ways that fit their business – and since many are already using Deadline, the combination is perfect,” said Vlado Koylazov, CTO of Chaos Software and head of development for all V-Ray products.

The free hours can be used for on-premise or cloud-based rendering; users are responsible for compute resources. Hours are offered on a first come, first served basis and any unused time will expire at 12am PDT on June 1, 2016. For details, visit:

To request free hours from Thinkbox, please email or call 1-866-419-0283.

Rendering with V-Ray requires updated builds of V-Ray 3.30; V-Ray customers should contact for access to those builds.

About Thinkbox Software

Founded by Chris Bond in 2010, Thinkbox Software develops production-proven tools for visual artists and backs each product with highly responsive support. Used across entertainment, architecture, engineering and design, Thinkbox’s products include Deadline® high-volume compute management software used to render, manage and process files locally and across the cloud as well as standalone point mesher Sequoia and particle renderer Krakatoa, which are used to create, visualize and modify massive datasets. For more information, visit or follow @thinkboxsoft on Twitter.

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