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New software update for Pablo Rio and Pablo PA adds file format support and enhances workflows
News: New software update for Pablo Rio and Pablo PA adds file format support and enhances workflowsSixth software release this year keeps Quantel color and finishing systems the software of choice for 4K
At IBC 2014, Quantel demonstrated the latest new software update for its Pablo Rio color and finishing systems, bringing users a raft of new features and facilities that further reinforce Pablo Rio’s development as the post engine and finishing system of choice for 4K and beyond. This is the sixth new software release for Pablo Rio this calendar year, ensuring users get access to new formats and facilities as quickly as possible.
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Fuel Your Creative Passion with the Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable Price
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.
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Panasonic Launches 4K Remote Camera Head
Panasonic has added a 4K, broadcast quality, micro camera to its range of ultra-compact Industrial Medical Vision camera heads.
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Anevia IPTV System Chosen for French TV Regulator
Anevia Enterprise, a leader in video streaming and infrastructure for OTT, live television and video on demand, announces that the company's VOD and IPTV solutions have been chosen as the core of a new system integrated into Avistel's AviSMART system for the French TV, radio and multimedia regulator, Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA).
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iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and Enhancement
News: iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and EnhancementNew Functionality Makes RX 4 Ideal for Accelerating Workflows in TV Broadcast, Film, Video, and Music
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has released the next generation of its industry-standard audio repair toolkit, RX. iZotope’s award-winning software transforms flawed audio into pristine, usable material by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems. RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced incorporate significant new workflow-optimizing functionality, leaving more time for creativity in audio and video editing. For anyone in audio post production, broadcast, dialogue editing and mixing, independent filmmaking, or music production, RX 4 can make poorly recorded audio intelligible and ready for primetime.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc.
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.
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Telestream Announces Windows Support for Switch
Version 1.5 of the Playback, Inspection and Conversion Tool to Support Windows as well as Mac OS X
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a Microsoft Windows-compatible version of Switch – the multiformat media player that provides professionals with everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Already available for Mac OS X, Switch version 1.5 will be demonstrated on booth 7.C21 at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam September 12-16, and will be available for purchase in Q4 2014.
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iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and Enhancement
News: iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and EnhancementNew Functionality Makes RX 4 Ideal for Accelerating Workflows in TV Broadcast, Film, Video, and Music
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has released the next generation of its industry-standard audio repair toolkit, RX. iZotope's award-winning software transforms flawed audio into pristine, usable material by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems. RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced incorporate significant new workflow-optimizing functionality, leaving more time for creativity in audio and video editing. For anyone in audio post production, broadcast, dialogue editing and mixing, independent filmmaking, or music production, RX 4 can make poorly recorded audio intelligible and ready for primetime.
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CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)CatDV Expands Workflows with YouTube, Vimeo, Adobe, Aspera, Autodesk Smoke, Xendata and Archiware
Square Box Systems, developer of leading digital asset management systems, (DAM/MAM) has expanded the vital technology integrations that form the bedrock of effective media asset management, with the announcement of brand new integrations and workflow capabilities at IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam (Hall 7.J15C).
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Cobham Ready to Set Sail with Volvo Ocean Race
News: Cobham Ready to Set Sail with Volvo Ocean RaceCobham will be at IBC 2014 on stand 1.F41
Stand 1.F41 – Cobham, the RF specialist company, has announced that broadcast transmitters and receiver/decoder technology will be deployed to support television coverage of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015, the world's premier round-the-world offshore race, which begins in Alicante, Spain on 4 October.
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Nipros Helps RED Display The Realties of Live 4K Production At IBC
News: Nipros Helps RED Display The Realties of Live 4K Production At IBCFollowing a successful collaboration at the NAB Convention in April, RED Digital Cinema has re-enlisted Samaserve’s CTO Sal Sandoval to engage the Nipros LS-750GT and LS 750 camera-mounted fiber adapter system for a live 4K Production demonstration, the first of its kind, at the IBC 2014 Show.
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Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and Beyond
News: Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and BeyondFive years ago, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky launched her own shop in Chicago, the city she loves, aiming to provide her patent, design-driven production services to leaders in the advertising and entertainment industries worldwide. Over the years, both her reputation and her business have grown, as she has seized opportunities to collaborate with the likes of Anthony and Joe Russo, for whom her first project was creating the main titles for their hit TV series "Community" back in 2009.
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EditShare Unveils XStream EFS Enterprise Scale-Out Storage Solution at IBC2014
Enterprise-Class, Distributed and Redundant “Scale-Out” File System Offers Unmatched Performance for Real-Time Workflows
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced EditShare XStream EFS, a new enterprise storage solution aimed at media markets. Demonstrated for the first time at IBC2014 (stand 7.G37), EditShare XStream EFS is a powerful distributed scale-out file system designed from the ground up to support large-scale media workgroups requiring high-bandwidth, high-volume media ingest, transcoding, online collaborative editing and multiplatform distribution of HD, 2K, 4K and beyond.
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Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014
News: Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014Continual Advancements Enable Video Pros to Stay Ahead in a Rapidly Evolving Industry
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today announced plans to significantly update Adobe Creative Cloud video desktop apps and Adobe Anywhere for video. These new capabilities, coming soon, build on Adobe’s industry-leading integration across video workflows enabling video professionals to create, collaborate and deliver high quality productions across multiple screens. Key updates include powerful new media and project management tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; a refreshed user-interface across all Adobe video desktop apps; and more streamlined production workflows empowering video professionals to edit more efficiently.
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Anevia to introduce ViaMotion INFINITE Multiscreen nPVR solution at IBC2014
Anevia's new ViaMotion INFINITE nPVR system, to be introduced at IBC2014, enables broadcasters and network operators to deploy unlimited networked personal video recording services to their subscribers watching on a television receiver, tablet computer or mobile phone, at home or while traveling. Each subscriber can store a practically unlimited number of live channels, building a personal media library which can be accessed online from anywhere, at any time, rather than requiring a dedicated recording device.
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Ventuz to Demo 4k Real-Time Graphics at IBC
Real-time graphics developer Ventuz Technology and high-end display technologies manufacturer eyevis will be showing their latest products working together at this year’s IBC trade show in Amsterdam RAI Convention center.
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Ohio’s Deluca Video Productions Covers Live Events With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: Ohio’s Deluca Video Productions Covers Live Events With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDeLuca Photography and Video Productions (Akron, OH) is making Panasonic’s new AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld its primary camera for live events. The full-service media production company, co-founded more than 13 years ago by brothers John and Matt DeLuca, routinely covers live assignments in the metro Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Medina, OH markets and beyond.
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Custom Consoles Module-R, EditOne and Media Wall Furniture Chosen for Large Malaysian Television and Film Production Facility
News: Custom Consoles Module-R, EditOne and Media Wall Furniture Chosen for Large Malaysian Television and Film Production FacilityMalaysia-based broadcast systems integrator Digistar has chosen Custom Consoles furniture at the core of a new construction project for a large television and film production facility in Iskandar, Malaysia.
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1 Beyond ThunderTape™ 2 Thunderbolt LTO Storage Solution Now Shipping
News: 1 Beyond ThunderTape™ 2 Thunderbolt LTO Storage Solution Now ShippingFollow-on to 1 Beyond ThunderTape, part of 1 Beyond LTO Archive Product Family
1 Beyond, Inc., a leader in purpose-built professional video systems, today announced that the 1 Beyond ThunderTape™ 2, a Thunder-bolt-connected LTO-6 drive with second device option, is now shipping. 1 Beyond's ThunderTape 2 is the company's latest addition to its family of LTO archive solutions and is ideal for the entry-level Macintosh user or small post-facility wanting a simple way to connect a tape drive to an existing Macintosh for the most cost-effective LTO backup solution.
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JMR Announces General Availability of New BlueStor Networked Storage Server for SMB Shared Storage Applications
News: JMR Announces General Availability of New BlueStor Networked Storage Server for SMB Shared Storage ApplicationsJMR's 'affordable performance' enterprise-class networked server touts longest industry warranty and available in three NAS configurations - including High Availability Cluster 64-bit
August 14, 2014 – JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, announced today the general availability of their newly affordable Dual RAID BlueStor™ Networked Storage Server powered by euroNAS software OS.
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Harmonic Helps The Weather Channel Improve Efficiency and Flexibility
News: Harmonic Helps The Weather Channel Improve Efficiency and FlexibilityHarmonic Ingest, Storage, Playout, and Transcoding Systems Enable Agile Production and Delivery of Timely Multiplatform News and Programming
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that The Weather Channel© has deployed a comprehensive ingest, playout, and transcoding solution from Harmonic to support the network's content acquisition management system. The network also installed a complement of new Harmonic systems in its master control for short- and long-form program playout.
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Hiltron to Introduce HANT C-Ku Dual-Band 3.7 Metre Satellite Downlink Antenna at IBC2014
News: Hiltron to Introduce HANT C-Ku Dual-Band 3.7 Metre Satellite Downlink Antenna at IBC2014Scheduled for introduction on the Hiltron stand (4.B89) at the 2014 International Broadcasting Convention in September, the new HANT C-Ku is a high quality 3.7 metre antenna for professional satellite signal monitoring or receive-only services. A closely integrated feed system enables the HANT C-Ku to receive simultaneously the two linear polarised Ku band signals and the circular or linear polarised signals in C band. With a motorised polariser, the feed can be switched in C band between linear and circular polarisation. Thus, the total receivable bandwidth is up to 5.6 gigahertz. These sources can be converted to six independent L band outputs.
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Announcing the 1 Beyond StreamCam™ AutoTracker™ Camera
News: Announcing the 1 Beyond StreamCam™ AutoTracker™ CameraIndustry-first: Zero-setup, automatic tracking camera added to 1 Beyond streaming product portfolio
1 Beyond, Inc., a leader in streaming video systems, has announced the availability of the 1 Beyond StreamCam AutoTracker camera as part of its streaming product portfolio. An industry-first, this zero-setup, automatic tracking camera will automatically focus, pan, tilt and zoom to follow a presenter. Perfect for lecture capture/streaming where the presenter would prefer to move around than be fixed behind a podium. This camera eliminates the need for an additional camera operator and, together with the 1 Beyond StreamMachine enables a multi-camera event to be recorded/streamed with a single button-push. Additional auto-archive software will automatically transfer recorded files for later use.
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New Farm Cinemas Chooses Christie’s Complete Cinema Solutions for its Refurbished Cineplex in Brisbane
News: New Farm Cinemas Chooses Christie’s Complete Cinema Solutions for its Refurbished Cineplex in BrisbaneChristie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, today announced that its complete cinema solutions comprising the Christie Solaria™ Series projectors and Christie Vive Audio™ cinema systems have been installed in a newly opened cineplex located in New Farm, a trendy inner-city suburb of Brisbane.
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Japan’s Q-TEC, Inc. Installs Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 at Tokyo Headquarters
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based Q-TEC, Inc. have installed a Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 in their Tokyo headquarters. Q-TEC have also installed Blackmagic Design Videohub Smart Controls and a variety of Mini Converters into their facility as part of an improved post production infrastructure.
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Atlanta-Based Tradewind Productions Undertakes Diverse Corporate/Event Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 Handheld
News: Atlanta-Based Tradewind Productions Undertakes Diverse Corporate/Event Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 HandheldTradeWind proprietor and veteran shooter Christian Jolly, who built his award-winning company around acquisition with Panasonic pro cameras, selected the PX270 based on its 4:2:2 10-bit color space, integrated lens and advanced features such as high-resolution proxy recording.
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Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasFiber-Backed Cameras Used for All-Level Classroom Instruction Also Feed Live Video for IMAG to Largest Event Space on Campus
Southeastern University, a private Christian institution with more than 4,000 students located in Lakeland, FL, trains its broadcast majors in a sophisticated HD production studio equipped with four AK-AC3800 studio cameras.
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Milkt Director Danny Clinch and Ringo Starr Give Peace a Chance for John Varvatos
News: Milkt Director Danny Clinch and Ringo Starr Give Peace a Chance for John VarvatosBuilding on his decade-long relationship with agency YARD and John Varvatos, Milkt Director Danny Clinch re-teamed with the iconic clothing brand to shoot “#PEACEROCKS,” a Fall/Winter campaign starring legendary musician Ringo Starr that also supports his charity The Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund. The effort, anchored by a cameo-filled behind-the-scenes short film and a dynamic social media component, kicks off an initiative to spread a message of peace and love; a mission that Starr has championed for more than 40 years.
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IBC 2014 Preview: Custom Consoles to promote latest Media Wall, Module-R, EditOne and System Two at IBC2014
News: IBC 2014 Preview: Custom Consoles to promote latest Media Wall, Module-R, EditOne and System Two at IBC2014The latest version of Custom Consoles' Media Wall multiscreen mounting system makes its first European-mainland appearance at IBC2014, Amsterdam, September 12-16. Exhibiting on stand 8.A20, Custom Consoles will additionally display a television production gallery desk based on the established Module-R range of technical furniture. Also being promoted at IBC2014 will be the recently developed EditOne and SystemTwo desk series. The company will be represented by Neil Reed (Managing Director), Graham Buchanan (Commercial Director) and Gary Fuller (Sales Manager).
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FOR-A’s Video Switchers Exceed Expectations At Flatirons Community Church
News: FOR-A’s Video Switchers Exceed Expectations At Flatirons Community ChurchColorado-based Flatirons Community Church first began working with FOR-A switchers in 2011, when the house of worship purchased an HVS-350HS 1.5 M/E unit for its main campus in the town of Lafayette. Upon the recent opening of its West Campus in Genesee to support the ministry’s continuing growth, the church was in the market for a new video switcher. Having been so pleased with its FOR-A switcher, Flatirons Community Church had no doubts about staying within the FOR-A family for its new unit. The church purchased an HVS-390HS 2 M/E switcher for its main campus, and moved its HVS-350HS switcher to its new satellite campus earlier this year.
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IBC 2014 Marks European Debut of the New Future-Ready Grass Valley
Shows Innovative End-to-End Offering, Designed to Keep Customers Future-Ready Belden’s Investment Provides Stability and Benefits of Scale to Deliver Industry’s Most Innovative and Complete Product Offering Shares Deep Knowledge and Strong Vision with Live Demonstrations of Exciting New Solutions
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will make its European debut at IBC 2014, (September 12-16 at RAI, Amsterdam), exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand D11. The company will demonstrate how it is leading broadcasters and media companies through the challenges they face today, and will face tomorrow, with fully integrated, Future-Ready solutions, services and support. The new Grass Valley officially launched in April 2014 as a result of Belden Inc.’s investment of more than $1 billion in the broadcast market over the past two years, including the acquisitions, and subsequent merger, of Miranda and Grass Valley.
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Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" Program
News: Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" ProgramCogswell College, one of the world’s leading institutions offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Arts, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship, has launched a brand new program entitled “The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience.” Now available to entrepreneurs and students on a global scale, Cogswell’s Silicon Valley Immersion Experience program just hosted its first group of participants – a team of entrepreneurs from Turkey. The announcement was made by Dr. Deborah Snyder, president and Chief Academic Officer, Cogswell College.
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Adobe Announces All New 2014 Release of Creative Cloud
Mobile Apps and New Hardware Extend Creative Cloud Workflow; All Major CC Desktop Apps Updated
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today continued to drive Creative Cloud innovation by announcing 14 new versions of CC desktop applications, including essential tools such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Dreamweaver CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The biggest Adobe software release since CS6, it also includes four new mobile apps, the immediate availability of creative hardware, updates to Creative Cloud services and new offerings for enterprise, education and photography customers. Yesterday, Adobe announced that there are now over 2.3 million Creative Cloud subscriptions, far exceeding original projections when it was unveiled two years ago.
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"What If" #3: Audience Insights
This third installment in our series of "What If" brand films was created to inspire the industry around "Entertain Change," Troika's future-looking vision of the role of brands in the marketplace.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Celebrates "Ghostbusters" Milestone Anniversary With Theatrical Re-release And All-New Special Edition Blu-ray Anniversary Editions
Theatrical Re-release Hits Theaters August 29; Blu-ray Anniversary Editions of "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II" Available September 16
Sony Pictures Entertainment will celebrate the 30thanniversary of its blockbuster franchise "Ghostbusters" with a series of special events and home entertainment releases. As a highlight of the celebration, the original 1984 film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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Camera Corps Q3 and MeerCat to make APAC debut at Broadcast Asia
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group stand, 5D1-07, at Broadcast Asia 2014, June 17-20, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Camera Corps has chosen Broadcast Asia for the APAC launch of its new Q3 advanced robotic pan/tilt/zoom/focus head and MeerCat miniature broadcast camera. Introduced as prototypes at the NAB Show in April, both are now in production and available for rental or purchase. Exhibiting on the Vitec Group stand, 5D1-07, Camera Corps will be represented by Shaun Glanville, Business Development Director.
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IMAX And Formula Kino Sign Three-Theatre Agreement; Includes First IMAX Laser Deal In Russia
Exhibitor to Bring IMAX Groundbreaking Laser Projection System to New Landmark Complex in Moscow
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Formula Kino, one of Russia's leading exhibition chains, today announced an agreement to install three IMAX® theatres in new construction projects across Russia. Under the terms of the agreement IMAX theatres will be installed in Moscow and Novokuznetsk, with IMAX's next-generation laser digital projection technology to be added to a new complex in Moscow expected to open in 2015, marking IMAX's first laser system deal in the country.
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Allinea DDT 4.2.1 Allows Developers to Maximize Their use of Unified Memory and Other New CUDA Performance and Usability Features
Allinea Software today announced that the latest version of its debugging tools, Allinea DDT 4.2.1, has been tailored to offer full support for NVIDIA® CUDA® 6, the latest release of the parallel computing platform and programming model.
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KBV Records Energizes the Outshine® Brand’s “A Million Ways to Outshine” Campaign
News: KBV Records Energizes the Outshine® Brand’s  “A Million Ways to Outshine” CampaignExplosive Rock Track from KBV Artist Romans Are Alive Introduces New Campaign With Expansive Band Partnership That Engages Viewers And Fans
The Outshine snacks brand is launching a new campaign called “A Million Ways to Outshine,” with a high-energy track from KBV Records’ artist Romans Are Alive. The band’s song “Green Light Burn Bright” was licensed via KBV for the campaign, which broke May 1, created by agency J. Walter Thompson, New York.
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XE5 Media Group Joins TAPP In New Online Video Subscription Platform
Company Designs Next-Generation Production, Operations and Broadcast Engineering Architecture for New Channels
XE5 Media Group announced it has forged a relationship with TAPP, the newly-formed online video subscription platform, to design and implement a customized production, operations and broadcast engineering architecture to power TAPP’s roster of micro-channels.
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The Tiffen Company Debuts Three New Davis & Sanford Tripods
Introducing Brand New Monoped and Steady Stick 3QR Innovations as Well as An Addition to The Award-Winning Pro Elite Tripod Line
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, is introducing three new tripods from its Davis & Sanford brand – Pro Elite 6100-33, Monoped 64 and Steady Stick 3QR. “The new Davis & Sanford tripods go well beyond the traditional scenarios, incorporating forward-thinking concepts that our customers will find immensely useful in their quest for capturing that perfect shot,” says Steve Tiffen, President and CEO. “Innovations like the Monoped with its folding base and Steady Stick with its quick-release plate system offer more versatility, ease of use and better ergonomics for shooters.”
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GALAXY 61 Re-Launches: The Design-Driven Animation + VFX Boutique, Evolves Into a Hybrid One-Stop Creative Resource with the Addition of Expanded Editorial, Finishing, Print and Audio Services
News: GALAXY 61 Re-Launches: The Design-Driven Animation + VFX Boutique, Evolves Into a Hybrid One-Stop Creative Resource with the Addition of Expanded Editorial, Finishing, Print and Audio ServicesDesigner Doug Johnson Marks His Company’s 10th Anniversary with a Total Re-Branding & New Website Showcasing His Concept to Completion Capabilities Tailored to Animation and VFX-Driven Project with Big Ideas and Small Budgets
Galaxy 61 owner and creative director, Doug Johnson, has announced that his award-winning design-driven boutique marked its 10th anniversary this month with the re-launch of the company as he takes its business model to the next level with the addition of editorial, 3D for print, audio and finishing services. The re-structuring redefines the company as a high-end animation and visual effects house, which now offers clients the option to take advantage of its full-service, concept through completion capabilities.
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RED Relies On Nipros Camera Systems For NAB Demos
News: RED Relies On Nipros Camera Systems For NAB DemosNAB BOOTH #N314: Seeking a high performance camera system to support NAB demos of their 4K/HD EPIC DRAGON Cinema Camera, RED Digital Cinema engineers reached out to Samaserve CTO Sal Sandoval for details on the Nipros LS-750GT and LS 750 camera-mounted fiber adapter systems. The demos, scheduled throughout the 4-day NAB Show, will find the DRAGON providing a live 4K feed produced at the Vizrt booth (#SL2419)’s “Virtual Studio” set that will be sent to the Snell booth (#N1820), located in separate halls, via fiber-optic cabling for viewing and live switching.
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CatDV Extends Leadership in Asset Management Partnerships at NAB 2014 (SL5025)
Square Box Systems, developer of leading asset management system CatDV, has further extended the essential technology integrations that form the solid foundation stones of effective asset management, with today’s announcement of new integration partners, and with CatDV appearing on more partner booths than ever during NAB 2014.
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NAB 2014: JVC Expands ENG Live HD Streaming, Shares 4K Plans
Everyone wants to be first, especially news operations. Over the past few years, JVC Professional Products Company has introduced a number of firsts for the broadcast industry, and the 2014 NAB Show is no exception. JVC is dedicated to delivering products that help broadcasters be first on-air and first on-line, with innovative, built-in IP connectivity that encourages broadcasters to embrace the cloud and leave the microwave or satellite truck in the parking garage.
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ARRI Electronic Control System To Include More Camera and Lens Compatibility
News: ARRI Electronic Control System To Include More Camera and Lens CompatibilityARRI’s Electronic Control System is a sophisticated toolset for remote camera and lens control. It includes the award-winning WCU-4 wireless hand unit, which displays extensive lens data when used with ALEXA Plus and Studio cameras, as well as its smaller companion, the SXU-1 single axis hand unit controlling either focus, iris, or zoom. A range of new motor controllers gives the Electronic Control System complete operational autonomy, allowing the WCU-4 and other system elements to be used with all types of cameras, including the new ARRI AMIRA cameras and other third-party cameras.
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MultiDyne® Introduces All-Optical LightningSwitch for Simple, Cost-Effective Routing of Fiber-Optic Signals
Low Profile Routing Switch Eliminates Fiber Patch Panels, Making it Easy to Reroute Any Fiber-Optic Path, Including One-Way and Bidirectional Camera, Audio, and Data Streams
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced LightningSwitch, a 48x48 optical-to-optical routing switch that simplifies the routing of fiber-optic signals within broadcast infrastructures by eliminating the need for fiber patch panels. Relying on highly reliable piezoelectric beam-steering technology, LightningSwitch minimizes optical connection loss and maximizes optical performance from a high-density, compact 1-RU chassis, enabling cost-effective, trouble-free optical routing of video, audio, and data signals. Applications include broadcast and transmission facilities, sports venues, outside broadcast vehicles, cross-campus networks, postproduction, and satellite uplink management.
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Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For Everyone
News: Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For EveryoneThe Devil & Demon Strategy today announced the availability of super-computers for everyone. The new product line of custom-tuned Devil supercomputers and fast Demon workstations unleash unparalleled computing muscle in small footprints, with a breakthrough business model delivering flexible and cost-competitive purchasing options. Devil and Demon Strategy, will launch at NAB 2014, April 5-10 in Las Vegas, at booth #OE1358.
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MultiDyne® Appoints Industry Veteran Jim Hurwitz to Senior Management Role
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced that it has appointed Jim Hurwitz as vice president of business development. In his new role, Hurwitz will be responsible for developing and marketing new products for MultiDyne to increase the company's global sales efforts.
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Q’ligent Company Launch Brings Enterprise Monitoring to Broadcast Market
News: Q’ligent Company Launch Brings Enterprise Monitoring to Broadcast MarketSoftware-Defined, Multi-Platform Approach Minimizes Broadcaster Losses and Improves the Viewer Experience, Spanning Thousands of Parameters And Hundreds of Locations
Signal monitoring in the multiplatform delivery universe has yet to fully mature, with many broadcasters applying a traditional component-based approach across an expanding media distribution ecosystem. The recent formation of Q’ligent, which will exhibit at next week’s 2014 NAB Show (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10, Booth N907), addresses these limitations with unique enterprise-level monitoring and visualization solutions, helping broadcasters unveil a true picture of the media experience for consumers across every delivery platform.
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GatesAir Next-Generation Maxiva Television and DAB Transmitters Deliver Industry's Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
2014 NAB Show Marks Global Debut of New Compact and Energy-Efficient liquid and Air-Cooled Models Covering the UHF and VHF Spectrum
GatesAir, a global leader in over-the-air broadcast solutions for television and radio, will unveil its next-generation Maxiva™ TV and DAB radio transmitters at the 2014 NAB Show (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10, Booth N609) as the company celebrates its public debut. Based on the company’s transformational PowerSmart® 3D architecture, the new Maxiva models amplify operational efficiencies for over-the-air broadcasters across the UHF and VHF spectrum, balancing exceptional performance with low total cost of ownership.
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EditShare Storage v7 Pushes the Boundaries of Shared Storage Features and Performance
Landmark release features Quality of Service Reservations, Active Directory Single Sign-On and support for 40-Gigabit Ethernet
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, will reveal its latest – and most advanced – shared storage platform, EditShare Storage v7, at NAB 2014 (booth SL5709).
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OTOY Updates OctaneRender™ Software and Introduces .ORBX, a Powerful New Interchange File Format Supported Across More than a Dozen 3D Modeling Applications
Designed in Collaboration with Autodesk and Mozilla, New Format Houses Comprehensive Computer-Generated Scene Data at the Subatomic Level for Perfect Rendering Across Mediums
At the 2014 Game Developer Conference (http://www.gdconf.com/), cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today released the newest update to its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, introducing new features and flexibility for artists and animators, and a powerful new interchange file format called .ORBX. The .ORBX file format houses a comprehensive array of computer-generated scene data, enabling the most precise renderings possible across 15 of the top 3D modeling applications. Version 1.5 of OctaneRender™ is now available as a standalone client and via Octane Cloud Workstation with updated plugins for 3D applications rolling out shortly.
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Mirada Creates ‘Dark Horse’ World for Katy Perry’s New Music Video
News: Mirada Creates ‘Dark Horse’ World for Katy Perry’s New Music VideoKaty Perry's latest music video for the hip hop-infused #1 hit single "Dark Horse" is a bold, Egyptian-themed cinematic epic created by storytelling studio Mirada. Starring “Katy-Pätra,” the video is a larger-than-life tale that follows the legendary “Queen of Memphis” as a parade of would-be suitors vie for her heart.
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Acorn Productions Ltd Announces Two Major New BBC1 Dramas for Agatha Christie's 125th Celebration Year
RLJ Entertainment Oversees Extraordinary Raft of Developments Across Platform, Bringing the Christie Brand to New Audiences
Acorn Productions Ltd today (Friday 28 February) announces that BBC1 has commissioned two significant new drama adaptations to bring Agatha Christie masterpieces to a new generation:
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Key Media Industry Organizations Launch Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability
Task Force Sponsored by NABA, AMWA, SMPTE, IABM, 4As, ANA, and EBU Seeks Contributions to New User-Requirements Survey
The launch of the Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability was announced today by its sponsors, the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM), American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's), and Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is participating as an observer.
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JVC Announces ProHD Broadcaster With Professional Streaming Services For Live HD Content Delivery For Web, Broadcast
News: JVC Announces ProHD Broadcaster With Professional Streaming Services For Live HD Content Delivery For Web, BroadcastJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its Professional Streaming Services for delivering live HD content to the Web and broadcast facilities. The new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi is the central component to the company’s new content delivery service. Available as a physical server or cloud-based solution, Broadcaster receives live HD video from compatible JVC camcorders, transcodes the signal for a variety of delivery platforms, and provides reliable transmission of the signal.
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New JVC ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders Feature Advanced HD Streaming For Live Broadcast Or Webcast
News: New JVC ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders Feature Advanced HD Streaming For Live Broadcast Or WebcastGY-HM850 and GY-HM890 Feature Exclusive Dual Codec Design with 12-Bit Image Processing, Interchangeable 20x Zoom Lens
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today introduced its new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which set a new benchmark in ENG camera IP integration. Complemented by a new interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lens, the new cameras deliver outstanding full HD image capture and delivery, while the built-in streaming engine, FTP and 4G LTE connectivity allows live HD transmission directly from the camera without being attached to external costly and cumbersome bonded cellular solutions.
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GRAVITY Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES and DRUNK HISTORY Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held here tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for GRAVITY. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for KILLING LINCOLN. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for GAME OF THRONES, and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for DRUNK HISTORY.
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HēLō Signs Jackass Director Jeff Tremaine
News: HēLō Signs Jackass Director Jeff TremaineVenice, CA/NYC-based production hub HēLō has signed comedy helmer Jeff Tremaine for U.S. commercial representation. Coming on the heels of directing Bud Light’s 2014 Super Bowl offering, “Epic Night” with HeLo, he is also collaborating with EP Justin Moore-Lewy on an upcoming feature documentary project.
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Panasonic Announces High-Performance 20-Inch Toughpad 4K Tablet
News: Panasonic Announces High-Performance 20-Inch Toughpad 4K TabletPerformance Model of World’s First* 20-Inch 4K Tablet Powered by Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ Processor, NVIDIA® Quadro® GPU to Serve as Mobile CAD, Video Workstation
Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, today at the 2014 International CES announced the U.S. availability of the Toughpad™ 4K UT-MA6 tablet, the performance model of the world’s first* 20-inch tablet with a 4K resolution display. Featuring an Intel® Core™ i7-3687U vPro™ processor with an NVIDIA® Quadro® K1000M GPU, and an advanced beyond Ultra HD 4K display providing a lifelike viewing experience unlike any tablet on the market, the Toughpad 4K performance model is built to serve as an ideal mobile workstation for professionals in visual-intensive fields such as computer-aided design (CAD) and video editing.
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Fraunhofer IIS to Present the Future of Television Audio at CES
Visitors can experience personalized sound broadcasts in a way never before possible with a new Fraunhofer TV audio system.
Television viewing technology is improved over the systems of just a few years ago. But meanwhile, audio playback has lagged.
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Custom Consoles To Exhibit Latest Advances In Studio Furniture At CABSAT 2014
News: Custom Consoles To Exhibit Latest Advances In Studio Furniture At CABSAT 2014Custom Consoles will exhibit the latest additions to its range of broadcast control-room and postproduction-suite furniture on stand 33 in Hall 6 at CABSAT 2014, Dubai, March 11-13. Representatives attending will include Managing Director Neil Reed, Commercial Director Graham Buchanan and Sales Manager Gary Fuller.
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Samaserve To Demo Nipros LS-750 Systemized Camera System At Canon USA CES Booth
News: Samaserve To Demo Nipros LS-750 Systemized Camera System At Canon USA CES BoothSpecial One-Day Appearance
CES BOOTH N109: On Tuesday, Jan. 7th Samaserve, a new full-service equipment sales and engineering consultancy, will present special demos of the Nipros LS-750 systemized 4K+X adapter and fiber optic system at the Canon USA CES Booth N109 (Central Hall.) Developed to help broadcasters, production companies and cinematographers extend the working life of their camera investments; the camera-agnostic Nipros System is a cost effective, fiber transmission solution for virtually any camera on the market today.
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Sennheiser raises the bar for wireless transmission at CMA Awards
News: Sennheiser raises the bar for wireless transmission at CMA AwardsAt the 47th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 6, Sennheiser’s Digital 9000 wireless system helped usher in a new era of digital wireless in live sound production as superstars The Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum delivered ‘magical’ performances to an audience of millions of viewers around the world.
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InfoComm International to Offer Discounted and Free Training at ISE 2014
InfoComm International®, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual technology industry worldwide, announced that it will offer free and discounted InfoComm University™ training to attendees of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), 4-6 Feb. 2014, at the Amsterdam RAI. All attendees will receive a voucher for two free InfoComm Professional Development courses, plus the opportunity to purchase additional course vouchers at a discounted rate.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Pay Tribute to Dean Cundey, Eduardo Serra and Richard Rawlings
News: American Society of Cinematographers to Pay Tribute to Dean Cundey, Eduardo Serra and Richard RawlingsTrio will be Presented Awards at Annual ASC Gala
Dean Cundey, ASC; Eduardo Serra, AFC, ASC; and Richard Rawlings, Jr., ASC will be recognized by their peers during the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 1, 2014, here at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom. Cundey will receive the ASC’s Lifetime Achievement Award; Serra will be presented with the International Achievement Award; and Rawlings will pick up the org’s Career Achievement in Television Award.
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Da Ai TV Selects Digital Rapids’ StreamZ Live Encoders for Online and Mobile Streaming
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- announced today that Taiwanese charity and humanities programming provider Da Ai TV has selected Digital Rapids' StreamZ Live adaptive streaming encoders to power live streaming of its news, drama and cultural content to global viewers online and through dedicated apps for mobile viewing platforms.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Unique Angles At CCW 2013
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Unique Angles At CCW 2013Camera Corps, a Vitec Group Company, and a leading innovator of specialty remote cameras, tracking systems and camera support systems, showcases its Q-Ball robotic camera system at Content & Communications World (CCW) 2013 this week — Vitec Videocom Booth 1013. Q-Ball offers a robust, high-level mini-cam system with excellent performance in the most demanding remote-camera applications.
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Four K Productions Launches In Los Angeles As New Producer Of Original Broadcast Content In The 4K Format
News: Four K Productions Launches In Los Angeles As New Producer Of Original Broadcast Content In The 4K FormatSlate of Original Programs Currently in Development -- Company Founder and Creative Consultants Have Decades of Experience In Motion Picture and TV Advertising, Marketing, and Promotion; Wayne Threatt is New Company’s Corporate Strategic Consultant
Four K Productions LLC has been launched in Los Angeles as a new production company specializing in the development, production, and distribution of original broadcast content shot and post-produced in the 4K/UltraHD format. The company has secured initial financial backers, and has already completed its first production, “MIX: LA.” The new company also has a slate of original programs currently in development. The announcements were made today by company Founder/President Kevin Williamson.
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Harris Broadcast Showcases Latest IP Convergence Technologies at Content and Communications World
CBS joins Harris Broadcast to discuss improvements in studio productions operations and more efficient studio workflow in “Is Studio Production Keeping You Up Late?” session
Harris Broadcast, a market-share leader of content management and network infrastructure solutions serving the global broadcast, communication service provider, government and enterprise markets, today announced it will demonstrate advanced technologies that help broadcasters transition to IP networks and file-based infrastructure at Content and Communications World (CCW), Nov. 13-14 (Javits Center, New York, booth 901).
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Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 Tablet Makes U.S. Premiere
News: Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 Tablet Makes U.S. PremiereWorld’s First 20-Inch 4K Tablet Enables Ultimate Productivity for Professionals in Fields Including Media and Entertainment, Design and Healthcare
Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, tonight at a Hollywood event announced the U.S. availability of the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 tablet, the world’s first 20-inch tablet with a 4K resolution display. Part of Panasonic’s Toughpad line of professional-grade tablets, the device is designed for professionals in fields where visual clarity and collaboration are essential to productivity, such as video production, architecture, design, photography and healthcare. With its crystal-clear, immersive display, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 also can be utilized in settings such as museums, training centers, sales showrooms and galleries.
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Roll Over, Beethoven! eyeball Reacquaints New York With A “Classic” Pop Icon: Wolfgang Amadeus “MozArt”
News: Roll Over, Beethoven! eyeball Reacquaints New York With A “Classic” Pop Icon: Wolfgang Amadeus “MozArt”Throughout November, WQXR 105.9 FM, New York’s only classical station, will celebrate a musical genius with "Month of Mozart," an immersive festival dedicated to one of classical music’s most-beloved composers.
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SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle And New Products featured at CCW 2013
News: SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle And New Products featured at CCW 2013New LMS-16 Multi-Channel Loudness Metering System and MADI-Dante Bridge Demonstrated on Truck
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced tools for audio professionals, is pleased to announce that its Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle will be a featured attraction at Content & Communications World 2013 (CCW Booth 900). The custom designed mobile production vehicle features SSL’s C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console and associated routing and I/O solutions in conjunction with the key audio and video monitoring and communications systems required for a modern broadcast production facility. In addition, two new product releases will be showcased in the vehicle: The ‘LMS-16’ Multi-Channel Loudness and True Peak Metering System and the MADI-Dante Bridge.
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Jay Leno Takes A Break From Comedy Circuit To Navigate Austin’s Circuit Of The Americas Formula 1 Course
News: Jay Leno Takes A Break From Comedy Circuit To Navigate Austin’s Circuit Of The Americas Formula 1 Course“Tonight Show” Host’s Motorsport Skills Documented with Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 HD 2/3-Inch Shoulder-Mounts
Jay Leno’s passion for vintage cars and machines that go fast is almost as well known as his matchless ability to land zingers during his “Tonight Show” monologues. No surprise, then, to find him at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas (COTA) behind the wheel of a McLaren 12C as part of a special track experience organized by the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team and Mobil 1.
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Union’s Jono Griffith Edits Call of Duty®: Ghosts
Jono Griffith of bicoastal Union edited the the new campaign for "Call of Duty®: Ghosts," directed by James Mangold and featuring Megan Fox. Created via 72andSunny, it follows four buddies on the trip of a lifetime through Las Vegas and beyond. "Call of Duty: Ghosts" arrives globally on November 5th, 2013.
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SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Drives Progress Toward Next-Gen Images and Audio
SMPTE Event Enjoys Record Attendance as Experts Examine Transformative Technologies Including 4K/UHD and Beyond
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition concluded successfully on Oct. 24 with record attendance following a series of presentations, debates, panel discussions, and technology exhibitions that demonstrated why this has become the premier annual event for motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, and the allied arts and sciences.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Announces Production and Post-Production Conference Sessions at the Content and Communications World Expo
Power sessions include The Evolution of Digital Cameras, NLE Wars, and Blackmagic from Camera to Color, lead by superstar guest speakers Evan Schechtman , Jem Schofield (theC47), David Bigelow (GMatter) and more
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), manufacturer, authorized training provider and conference promoter for the creative community, today announced the MEWShop Production and Post-Production Conference Sessions for the upcoming Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo held on November 13th and 14th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Part of the CCW 2013 Conference Tracks (http://ccwexpo.com/sessions_byTrack.asp), the MEWShop Production and Post-Production Conference Sessions are presented by leading filmmakers and industry experts, including @radical.media CTO and Outpost Digital President Evan Schechtman, theC47 founder Jem Schofield, shooter/editor David Bigelow of GMatter, and Ned Soltz of Digital Video. These and more creative professionals will discuss and debate emerging technologies and the impact they have in the world of production and post.
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Jackshoot Takes Delivery Of The First Custom Consoles EditOne Desk
News: Jackshoot Takes Delivery Of The First Custom Consoles EditOne DeskJackshoot, one of Europe's leading online broadcast service-providers, has taken delivery of the first Custom Consoles EditOne desk. Installed at Jackshoot's UK headquarters, the EditOne is being used as a live control station for switching, editing and monitoring live programme content immediately prior to live internet-based transmission.
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Visual Effects Society Names Founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri as Keynote Speaker at 2013 VES Summit
Andrew Merkin, Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios and Max Michael, Head of Business Development, Asia at UTA Among Highlighted Speakers
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced Chris Meledandri, Founder, CEO, Producer at Illumination Entertainment as Keynote Speaker at its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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Altera to Demonstrate 4K Upscaling and HEVC Encoding for Broadcast Systems at SMPTE 2013
Altera Will Present a Paper on Creating Scalable Beyond-4K Video Processing Systems on FPGAs to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced it is showcasing its 4K upscaling and high-efficient video coding (HEVC) broadcast solutions at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 2013 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition at the Loews Hotel, Hollywood, from October 21 to 24. Additionally, Altera will be presenting a paper on, "A Design Approach to Creating Scalable Beyond 4K Video Processing Systems on FPGAs," which will compare implementation techniques and methodologies used to overcome challenges in computational complexity and scalability when designing those systems.
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Visual Journalist Jonah Kessel relies on Petrol Bags
News: Visual Journalist Jonah Kessel relies on Petrol BagsJonah Kessel, a visual journalist based in Beijing, works mainly freelance. Profound documentaries, well-researched reports, and an eye for the extraordinary are what set Kessel apart from others. He was recently on the go for "Myanmar Emerges," a documentary for the GlobalPost about the budding democracy in what was once Burma. In addition to his documentary work, Kessel is part of the video team for the New York Times, for which the US-born cinematographer reports on China (his adopted country) and beyond. Together with his team, Kessel won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 in the category "Explanatory Reporting" for the New York Times report "iEconomy." To protect his equipment, he depends upon the Digibag DSLR Camera Bag (PD221) and the Deca Tripod Cage (PT701) by Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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EASTWEST Virtual Instruments, The Perfect Fit For Pro Tools 11
EASTWEST PLAY 4 Software Provides Full AAX and 64-Bit Support
EASTWEST, the industry leader in soundware and virtual instrument development for 25 years, announces Pro Tools 11 compatibility for their entire catalog of award-winning instruments. With clientele that spans the who's who of the music, film, television, games, multimedia and performing arts, EASTWEST provides professionals with the very best music creation tools available, now ready to be used with Pro Tools 11 including AAX and 64-Bit support.
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K Films’ Director/DP Warren Kushner is ‘DRIVEN’ for FOX Sports
News: K Films’ Director/DP Warren Kushner is ‘DRIVEN’ for FOX Sports1-Hour Special Airs September 22, Features the All-New Range Rover Sport
A visualist with a flair for comedy and dialogue, award-winning Director/DP Warren Kushner of K Films has made a career of pushing boundaries. With stunning visual pieces for clients including Nike and Pepsi and high-profile comedy dialogue spots for Priceline, AFLAC, and Burger King, Kushner won the coveted assignment of crafting “DRIVEN: A Race Without Boundaries”, the one-hour special airing this Sunday, September 22 at 5:00 PM EST on FOX Sports 1. In the show, two renowned drivers race the all-new Range Rover Sport across the toughest terrains and iconic speedways in the U.S.
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High Output LED Field Lighting Solution by Litepanels and Anton/Bauer
News: High Output LED Field Lighting Solution by Litepanels and Anton/BauerLitepanels is pleased to announce the Hilio™/HC Field Lighting Package. This package is designed to provide the Hilio’s high output daylight balanced illumination with a convenient and portable DC power system from Anton/Bauer for ultimate mobility. Portable and high output, this field lighting solution kicks off with special pricing of 30% off when purchased through authorized dealers.
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International Datacasting Teams With Irdeto To Deliver End-To-End Solution For Pay TV Operators
New offerings enable DTH operators and broadcasters to expand customer base, launch value-added services and secure new revenue streams
As global demand for satellite and digital cable services surges, International Datacasting (TSX: IDC) and Irdeto (JSE: NPN) have joined forces to provide a seamless solution for overcoming the hurdles facing pay TV operators in fast-growing markets. The two companies will demonstrate their offerings at the IBC 2013 show, September 13-17 at the RAI Amsterdam.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces Significant Hardware and OS Upgrades to Its Flagship EVO Shared Storage Solution
EVO v5.5 Shared Storage Server Delivers High Performance and Extensive Connectivity for Production Environments of Any Size
IBC Conference, Stand 7.A03: Studio Network Solutions, LLC. (SNS) a leading provider of shared storage solutions for video and audio workgroups, today announced a major hardware and OS upgrade to its EVO shared storage server with EVO v5.5.
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StorageDNA Collaborates with 1 Beyond to Deliver Portable Turnkey LTO LTFS Solution
Self-contained 1 Beyond LTOMac combined with DNA Evolution’s media intelligent software helps simplify file-based workflows in the field, studio, and post
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent storage and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced that it is collaborating with 1 Beyond, Inc., an award-winning systems manufacturer for the professional video market, to deliver a turnkey archive-retrieval workflow solution. The new offering combines the benefits of 1 Beyond’s portable, all-in-one Linear Tape-Open (LTO) archive appliance, LTOMac™, with StorageDNA’s revolutionary LTO and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) archive, retrieval, and direct access software, DNA Evolution™. By integrating the two technologies, media professionals now have access to a complete solution that is pre-configured and ready out-of-the-box, making it ideal for field and studio data management, as well as post production archive-restore workflows.
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What Makes the HP ZBook 17 with Quadro K5100M a Mobile Video Dream Machine
By Shawn Worsell
From the seismic interpreter looking for oil deposits in the remote Athabasca Tar Sands, to the design engineer making final edits on his widget while on vacation at the beach, to the event videographer shooting HD for the evening news, mobile workstations are being used by more professionals than ever.
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IDC Signs Landmark Agreement with DSAT Cinema To Encourage Expansion and Development of Digital Cinema Satellite Technology
In a landmark, long term agreement that signals future development and expansion for the digital cinema industry, International Datacasting (TSX: IDC) is pleased to announce that DSAT Cinema has committed to ordering over 1,000 of IDC’s SuperFlex® Pro Video Receivers. These receivers will be installed throughout Europe over the coming years. The multi-year deal with DSAT Cinema reinforces IDC’s position as the clear frontrunner for digital cinema satellite technology in Europe and worldwide.
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Patients at Fort Worth’s Cook Children’s Cultivate Confidence, Healing and Video Skills In Hospital’s Child Life Zone
News: Patients at Fort Worth’s Cook Children’s Cultivate Confidence, Healing and Video Skills In Hospital’s Child Life ZoneState-of-the-Art Broadcast Studio is Equipped with P2 HD Camcorders
When country music superstar Garth Brooks walked into the new Child Life Zone at Cook Children’s Medical Center (Fort Worth, TX), he exclaimed, “"I had to be 50 and have a record deal before I got something like this,” at the sight of the professional broadcast and recording studio. The $1.5 million studio, originating up to three live shows a day that are broadcast 24/7 on a closed circuit channel throughout the 456-room facility, is outfitted with several Panasonic P2 HD camcorders—two AG-HPX370s, an AG-HPX250 and AG-HVX200A—an AW-HE50S remote HD camera, and several remote and shading controllers.
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Vicon’s T-Series Used on Chart Topping ‘Dead Island Riptide’ Video Game
Vicon customer, Alvernia Studios, uses T-Series system to help bring characters to life
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life science and engineering industries, announced today that its T-Series system was used on the video game Dead Island Riptide which reached number 1 in the gaming charts.
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New Broadcast Pix Version 3.5 Software Connects with Cloud-Based Content for Live Productions
News: New Broadcast Pix Version 3.5 Software Connects with Cloud-Based Content for Live ProductionsFluent Rapid CG 3 Adds Support for Twitter, OES Scoreboard Data
Broadcast Pix™ today announced the availability of its new Version 3.5 software, which adds a number of enhancements, including the cloud-based content access of its award-winning Flint™ integrated production system, to its Mica™ and Granite™ systems. The company also announced the availability of Fluent Rapid CG™ 3, its most advanced tool for creating data-intensive CG graphics with automated database integration, and Fluent Rapid CG LT, a light version that can access RSS and Twitter feeds.
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SMPTE to Present at SET 2013 Conference
WHEN: Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. EDT
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Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013
News: Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013SGO presents Powerful new Toolsets, revolutionary Capabilities in Colour Grading, Finishing and Intelligent Broadcasting solutions for more efficient workflows in Mistika SGO Stand A11, Hall 6 – The RAI, Amsterdam 13– 17 September 2013
SGO will be showcasing at IBC 2013, its world-leading line of powerful 4K+ Mistika DI and Stereo 3D post production solutions. Visitors to the show will be able to see how Mistika's creative power can be put to use at the centre of every stage of production. Headlines include the unveiling of Mistika Post Version 7.4 and further exciting developments will be revealed including Mistika's new Shape Tracker providing colourists and compositors alike with an impressively fast and powerful tracking tool at the mere touch of a button.
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Galaxy 61 and 9 Surf Studios’ Create A Bold 3D Animated App and Logo Celebrating The ‘Rise of the Geeks’ For EE Times
The Techno-Inspired App Receives Accolades from the 2013 MIN and MAGGIE Awards
Pro athletes and Hollywood plastic surgeons may hang with celebrities – but with technology’s impact on every facet of modern-day living, it’s the unassuming techie that’s emerging as the new ‘rock star’ of the professional world – and Galaxy 61 was recently called to help celebrate them. 9 Surf Studios tapped the talents of the design-driven Brooklyn-based animation/VFX boutique to help EE Times mark its 40th anniversary with the creation of ‘Rise of the Geeks,’ a package consisting of a 3D rendering of a new commemorative logo - and a techno-inspired animated app, which the MIN Awards recognized with an ‘Honorable Mention’ in the ‘Best of the Web 2013 ’ category, and was selected as a 2013 MAGGIE Finalist for ‘Best Development of a Mobil App for a Tablet/Trade & Consumer'
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IBC 2013: Helping Broadcasters Expand Their Audience Base And Increase AD Revenue Is The Focus For International Datacasting
News: IBC 2013: Helping Broadcasters Expand Their Audience Base And Increase AD Revenue Is The Focus For International DatacastingSecond Generation of LASERTM Targeted Ad Insertion Platform to Make IBC Debut
Helping TV and radio broadcasters reduce costs, attract new customers, and grow advertising revenue is the primary focus of new technology on display at the International Datacasting (TSX: IDC) booth during the IBC 2013 Show, which takes place at the RAI Amsterdam from September 13-17. IDC will exhibit in Stand 1.C29. Among the products on hand will be IDC’s LASER™ Targeted Ad Insertion Platform; the STAR™ Pro Audio Solution; Digital Cinema Solution, and the Digital Tattoo™ DTH Over IP Gateway for Multi-Dwelling Units.
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Thinkbox Software Unveils Deadline 6.1 and VMX Extension at SIGGRAPH 2013
News: Thinkbox Software Unveils Deadline 6.1 and VMX Extension at SIGGRAPH 2013SIGGRAPH, Booth 601 – Thinkbox Software today announced the latest version of its cross-platform render farm management solution, Deadline 6.1, along with VMX for Deadline, an extension of its flexible toolkit that enhances rendering in the cloud. Deadline 6.1 and VMX will be featured at the SIGGRAPH Conference in Anaheim, Calif. in the Thinkbox Software booth #601 from July 23-25, 2013.
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MAXON CINEMA 4D Elevates Creative Process for Visionary Artist Clifford Ross’ Unprecedented “The Austin Wall”
News: MAXON CINEMA 4D Elevates Creative Process for Visionary Artist Clifford Ross’ Unprecedented “The Austin Wall”3D Software Cited for Superior Flexibility and Control in Creating Large Scale Stained Glass Public Art Installation at New U.S. Courthouse in Austin, Texas
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce that renowned artist Clifford Ross has incorporated its acclaimed CINEMA 4D software technology in the design process of "The Austin Wall," a monumental and unprecedented stained glass work housed at the new United States Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Integrated into the architecture of the new courthouse, the wall stands approximately 28 feet wide by 28 feet high and weighs about 5,840 pounds, and was aided by CINEMA 4D’s fast and efficient procedural animation capabilities for a simultaneously realistic and colorfully abstract effect. The Austin Wall was unveiled on June 18, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
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Live Event Production: Part 1 - Planning
Over the past couple of years I have taken on the role of Technical Director for the several large medical conferences that our company manages. AV, catering, CME, registration, on-site support and hotel logistics are all services that go into managing a medical conference. In addition we have an exhibit...
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NAB Show Guide to Thriving (instead of just surviving)
The NAB Show again approaches and the various survival guides are being recycled into the Internet. I wasn't going to post one this year just because there are so many other completely comprehensive fully illustrated and hypertext marked up guides out there a Google search away. But I've gotten a...
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Review: SWIT S-1070F Monitor Review
The digital cinema world is changing by leaps and bounds. 35mm, the one time feature film king is slowly ceding its dominance as more and more films are shooting digital. At the high end there is Sony with the F65, Red with the Epic and Arri with Alexa. But the...
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Shape Layer Tips #1
In this podcast tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to move beyond the Basic shape tools to create your own custom shapes.
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