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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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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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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF Central microLite HD camera-back transmitters, including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
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Atomos Licence ProRes Codec to Panasonic at NAB 2014
Panasonic Pedigree and Atomos Innovation and Speed is a Perfect Partnership for VariCam 35
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, announce a strategic partnership at NAB 2014. Atomos will licence their Apple ProRes codec to Panasonic for the VariCam35 camera.
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Atomos Announce Revolutionary Shogun
Atomos Show New 4K HDMI Monitor/Recorder at NAB 2014
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will launch the new 4K Apple ProRes and RAW capable 12G-SDI and 4K HDMI Shogun at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532). "Shogun is the culmination of everything we stand for, amazing edit codec's from the sensor like 4K ProRes and RAW Cinema DNG. Affordable 4K recording through Raided HDD's and SSD's and unbelievable custom panels for monitoring". said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. "Super light and slim and at a price point under 2K. We offer a faster more affordable camera to timeline workflow with revolutionary 4K cameras from Sony, Panasonic and Canon".
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AJA Announces Development Partnership with Grass Valley
Grass Valley K2 Summit Adds Virtual 4K Pan and Zoom with AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced a new development partnership with Grass Valley. As part of the partnership, Grass Valley will integrate AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale™ scaling hardware into the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System and Summit 3G broadcast replay server to drive real-time pan and zoom from UltraHD/4K to HD.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera
News: AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional CameraNAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. ProRes codecs are well established in many post-production environments and offer wide compatibility with editing, color correction and finishing applications. CION enables today’s growing demand for high frame rate support and offers the ability to output 4K raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. CION can record directly to AJA Pak SSD media at up to 60 frames per second.
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New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative Productions
News: New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative ProductionsNew Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, a Dynamic 17-120mm Focal Length Range, and Removable Digital Drive Unit for Cine-Style or Shoulder-Mounted Operation
Shallow, creative depth of field, high-resolution and optimal low-light shooting capabilities are just some of the many reasons that large, single-sensor digital cameras have been kitted and rigged for use in nearly every application involving video capture. Further enhancing the versatility and adoption of these cameras into markets such as ENG (Electronic News Gathering), documentary, narrative production and special event coverage is the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K PCI Express Capture Cards
New DeckLink SDI 4K and DeckLink Studio 4K capture and playback cards now include 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections for capture and playback in SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats!
Blackmagic Design today announced 2 new PCI Express capture cards, DeckLink SDI 4K and the DeckLink Studio 4K models, that now includes all the features of the previous models, but now with faster 4 lane PCIe connections and 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections to allow SD, HD and Ultra HD capture and playback.
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Panasonic Announces Apple ProRes Codec Support For Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today revealed updates to its new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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Panasonic Announces ProRes Codec Support For VariCam 35 4K And VariCam HS Cameras/Recorders
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam 35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today announced updates to its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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EditShare Provides High-Performance Shared Storage Integration for NewTek Customers
Integrated Live Production Environment Features Shared Storage Platform with Comprehensive Media Asset Management Capabilities to Facilitate Capture-to-Archive Workflow
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced its participation in the NewTek Developer Network. NewTek is the innovative provider of the TriCaster™ multi-camera live video production solution and 3Play slow-motion instant replay servers. Integrating EditShare and NewTek products gives users a unified live production and shared storage platform with a powerful media asset management (MAM) layer to track and control assets from capture and playout to post-production and archives.
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LMG Selects Snell as Technology Partner for Transition to Full 4K Solution in Live Event Staging
Kahuna 360 switching and Sirius 830 routing to seamlessly manage multiple format sources quickly and effectively
Snell today announced that live event staging company LMG has chosen Snell to help deliver cutting-edge video experiences to its customers. Snell will provide key elements of the technology infrastructure, enabling multi-format content switching and simultaneous live feeds in 4K. The announcement underlines Snell’s commitment to helping customers make the transition to 4K by putting 4K functionality at the core of its entire product portfolio.
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NAB News: Quantel announces Support for AJA Io XT and KONA 3A
More Choices and More flexibility for Quantel Users
At NAB 2014 Quantel announced support for the AJA Io XT on its Marco field editor, and KONA 3G video card on its Pablo Rio color and finishing systems.
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Avid Extends Proven and Trusted Storage Suite With New Nearline Storage Solution
ISIS | 2500 Streamlines Media Production, Increases Storage Capacity, and Makes it Easier to House and Monetize Media; ISIS Family Also Now Supports Collaborative 4K Workflows
NAB (Booth #SU902) -- Avid® (OTC:AVID) today introduced the new ISIS® | 2500 nearline shared storage system to the Avid Storage Suite, offering greater storage capacity and performance for demanding broadcast and post-production environments. The next-generation ISIS | 2500 represents the continuing innovation of the company's industry-standard storage systems. ISIS | 2500 makes it easier to house and monetize media, helping broadcast and post organizations achieve the streamlined and accelerated workflows they need to create, deliver, and monetize higher-quality, inspiring content. In addition, Avid announced that the entire ISIS Storage family now supports collaborative 4K workflows.
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EditShare Powers 4K Media Workflows with New 40-Gigabit Ethernet Shared Storage Options
Now offering support for uncompressed 4K DPX and high uncompressed HD stream counts; delivers blazing-fast performance
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is leveraging new 40-Gigabit Ethernet technology to optimize performance for 4K and other high-resolution workflows across its EditShare shared storage solutions. “Since the very beginning, we have pushed the boundaries of Ethernet. EditShare was first in the industry to leverage standard Gigabit Ethernet for post-production workflows. We were also the first to ship 10-Gigabit Ethernet, supporting uncompressed HD over a TCP/IP network. We are breaking new ground once again with incredible performance using 40-Gigabit Ethernet to support 4K workflows. Visitors to our booth will see first-hand that 40-Gigabit Ethernet has the horsepower needed to support uncompressed 4K DPX as well as huge uncompressed HD stream counts,” comments Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. “Depending on the application you use, we can see performance up to 1.6 GB/sec over SMB2. It's perfect for UltraHD DPX at frame rates up to 30 fps and full-raster 4K DPX at frame rates up to 25 fps.”
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Digital Vision Launches Golden Eye 4 Scanner at NAB 2014: NAB 2014, Stand Sl6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel
- Customer feedback leads development of new features -
Digital Vision will launch the Golden Eye 4 film scanner for restoration and archive at NAB 2014. The new scanner incorporates many new features that have been requested by users of Golden Eye 3.
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New ProMAX Tech PartnersFuel New Connected Workflows at NAB
Shared Storage System Manufacturer Announces New Platform Software Innovations, New Technology Partners, and Platform Studio Giveaway
ProMAX Systems, manufacturer of multi-functional, high-performance shared storage servers and editing workstations continues to add smart improvements to their Platform shared storage systems, with new feature previews and new technology partnerships launching at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 7th- 10th.
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Matrox to Support Next Major Updates of Adobe Professional Video Editing Tools
Matrox Editing Cards and Devices will be Tightly Integrated with the Next Major Updates of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC for Rock-Solid Workflows from SD to 4K
Matrox® Video today announced support for the upcoming release of Adobe® professional video editing tools, including Adobe Premiere® Pro CC and Adobe Mercury Transmit for Adobe After Effects® CC, with the Matrox Mojito™ 4K monitoring card, the Matrox MXO2™ family of I/O devices and the Matrox Mojito MAX™ I/O card. WYSIWYG support for Adobe Photoshop® CC will also be provided.
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BLUEFISH444 Announces Windows & Mac OSX 4K/2K SDI Preview for Assimilate Scratch & Scratch LAB V8
Windows 4K 60p & Mac OSX 2K 12-bit SDI Preview for DI workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced that it has developed Windows 4K and Mac OSX 2K SDI preview for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® V8.
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Darim and Silicon Imaging Launch Revolutionary 3D Virtual Studio
News: Darim and Silicon Imaging Launch Revolutionary 3D Virtual StudioDarim Vision, an innovator in MPEG encoding and visualization technologies and Silicon Imaging, an award winning manufacturer of 2K and 360 camera and recording systems, have joined forces to deliver an innovative family of trackless Virtual Studio products for Live Broadcast, Presentation and Flipped Classroom Lecture Capture.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Eng Motorcycle Goes Full Throttle at NAB 2014
Fully Functional News Chopper Provides Unprecedented On-Location Coverage
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, introduces a fully functional ENG motorcycle at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Featuring IMT’s Nucomm CPTx-II Compact Portable Transmitter (CPTx-II), the motorcycle news vehicle is on display at IMT’s outdoor booth throughout the duration of the show.
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The Studio-B&H Showcases Bluefish444 4K Workflow Solutions at NAB 2014
Assimilate SCRATCH 8 & Adobe Premiere 4K SDI display via Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, is pleased to announce that The Studio-B&H is demonstrating Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova workflows supporting Adobe Premiere & Assimilate SCRATCH 8 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas April 7th - 10th 2014.
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DaVinci Resolve 10 Used for Advanced Color on Hollywood Blockbuster “Need for Speed”
News: DaVinci Resolve 10 Used for Advanced Color on Hollywood Blockbuster “Need for Speed”Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 10 was used by freelance colorist Mark Todd Osborne for advanced color on the Hollywood film “Need for Speed.” Osborne worked at LA based production and post company Bandito Brothers’ state of the art facility on the 2K DI color for various screenings and previews.
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Bluefish444 Announces Price Reduction for Synpase Mini Converters
SDI to HDMI Conversion, HDMI to SDI Conversion & Analog to SDI Conversion
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards and mini converters, announced an immediate price reduction for its Synapse mini converters from $USD 899 to $USD 595.
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Litepanels Launches New Hilio Series at 2014 NAB
Hilio D12 and T12 Redefine the Power of LED Illumination
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, will premiere its new Hilio D12 (daylight balanced) and Hilio T12 (tungsten balanced) high light output panels at NAB 2014. The innovative panels provide the light quality, versatility and intensity of an open source fixture, while offering all of the benefits of Litepanels’ proprietary LED fixture design.
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Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson Film
News: Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson FilmCollaborative Digital Workflow Creates Look for Sci-Fi Movie Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Dirty Looks, the London colour grading studio specialising in Baselight grading for independent movies, carried out the finish of "Under the Skin" - the latest movie from director Jonathan Glazer, starring Scarlett Johansson. Visual effects were completed by Dirty Looks’ creative partner, One of Us; sharing the same building made collaboration even easier to realise the director’s vision.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Fluid Ingestore & Fluid Ingestore DNxHD Compatible with All Epoch & Create Video Cards
Ingest and Store Multiple Simultaneous SDI Streams, Recording Directly to Uncompressed and/or AVID Compatible DNxHD Media Files.
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduces Fluid INGESTORE & Fluid DNxHD INGESTORE for multi-channel HD/SD SDI ingest for use with Epoch and Create video cards running on Windows. Fluid INGESTORE & Fluid DNxHD INGESTORE are available immediately.
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Panasonic Debuts 4K Camera/Recorder, Varicam 35, With New Super 35MM MOS Sensor, AVC-Ultra Codecs For 4K
News: Panasonic Debuts 4K Camera/Recorder, Varicam 35, With New Super 35MM MOS Sensor, AVC-Ultra Codecs For 4KUltimate Image Production for Cinema and Episodic Drama; Breakthrough Modular Design Enables Docking Either 4K or 2/3-Inch Camera Head to Same Recording Module
Panasonic today unveiled a 4K camera/recorder, VariCam® 35, that incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor and the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs. The new camera’s superb image handling in multiple formats including 4K, UHD, 2K and HD make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, and commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS with 1080P High-Speed/Variable Frame Rate AVC-ULTRA Recording to 240FPS
News: Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS with 1080P High-Speed/Variable Frame Rate AVC-ULTRA Recording to 240FPSAVC-Ultra Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 Acquisition Capabilities for Critical Field Mastering and Archiving, And Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recordings For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common AVC-ULTRA Based Recording Module
Panasonic today announced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed Varicam Models with Breakthrough Modular Design as Highlights Of Upcoming National Association Of Broadcasters Show Offerings
News: Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed Varicam Models with Breakthrough Modular Design as Highlights Of Upcoming National Association Of Broadcasters Show OfferingsCompany’s First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder with AVC-ULTRA Recording, New ExpressP2 Card for High-Frame Rate Recording, 2 M/E Live Switcher among Other Advance Announcements
Panasonic today made several announcements about products that will debut at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Headlining the news is a pair of the company’s signature VariCam® cameras, one a 4K VariCam that incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor, the second a third-generation, 2/3” VariCam that features high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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Sony U.S. Electronics Announces Organization Restructure
Sony Electronics today announced plans to restructure its organization to maintain its competitiveness in an evolving consumer electronics market.
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Archimedia Technology at the 2014 NAB Show
Conceived at last year's NAB Show out of the need to deliver and read files originating from 4K cameras, Archimedia Technology offers a range of tools that allows video engineers and archivists to access, play, manage, and test files in mastering formats, including JPEG 2000, ultimately making content deliverable more quickly at higher quality. In its inaugural run at the NAB Show, Archimedia invites visitors to its booth to experience the power of this unparalleled line of tools on HD and UHD screens, including the foundation of its product line, the Archimedia Master Player.
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Leader to Launch New OS X Compatible Eyeheight BroadcastSafeMC Legalizer and Safe-Area Generator at NAB 2014
Leader will introduce the latest addition to Eyeheight's wide range of broadcast legalizer hardware and plug-ins on the Leader booth (C9511) at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Previously limited to Microsoft Windows, the BroadcastSafeMC plug-in legalizer for Avid Media Composer is now available to run on Apple OS X.
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Alan Davis Joins Electric Pictures as Director of Sales and Marketing
Electric Pictures, a provider of telecine and film restoration services to independent producers, broadcasters, film libraries and government entities, has appointed industry veteran and former Digital Vision executive Alan Davis as Director of Sales and Marketing. Davis will oversee sales, marketing and public relations activities throughout the United States. He will focus on developing new markets for Electric Pictures, whose telecine services provide a proven and economical means for preserving and commercializing film assets.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Revs Up TV Tribuna’s Mobile Broadcasting Capabilities With Its Portable HD Transmitters
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Revs Up TV Tribuna’s Mobile Broadcasting Capabilities With Its Portable HD TransmittersStation Becomes First Brazilian Broadcaster to Purchase and Deploy Technology Designed for Motorcycle and Small Vehicle Applications
When TV Tribuna was looking to enhance its mobile broadcasting capabilities, the Brazilian affiliate of Rede Globo turned to Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment and markets. TV Tribuna, worked with Videodata, a leading Brazilian systems integrator and equipment supplier, to outfit its smaller sized vehicles, such as motorcycles, with IMT’s Nucomm CPTx-II Compact Portable Transmitters), enabling the station to broadcast from remote and harder to reach locations. TV Tribuna also added RF Central VClip microLite HD Transmitters (VMLT) to its ENG gear in order to give its reporters the flexibility and mobility needed to more thoroughly cover local sporting events.
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AJA Io 4K Gains 50/60 fps 4K/UHD High Frame Rate Support with v10.5.1 Software
News: AJA Io 4K Gains 50/60 fps 4K/UHD High Frame Rate Support with v10.5.1 SoftwareNew v 10.5.1 Mac Software Also Adds Updates to KONA, Io XT, Io Express and T-TAP™
AJA Video Systems today released the free v10.5.1 Mac software driver package adding 4K/UHD high frame rate support to AJA’s Io 4K, its popular device for professional video I/O, updated and customized for Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and the latest 4K workflows.
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Italy's Start S.r.l. Selects Pablo Rio to Maximise Creativity and Productivity
Milan-Based Post House Invests in Quantel For Color and Finishing Again
Italian production and post-production company, Start S.r.l., has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio 2KO high quality color correction and finishing system to enhance its post production workflow and deliver the highest quality HD and 2K results for its clients. The Pablo Rio will be primarily used for television promotions and corporate advertising. Equipped with a Neo Nano control panel, the system is being supplied by Quantel's reseller partner, Mediacom Digital Evolution.
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Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer Service
News: Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer ServiceOrange County post production company specializes in high definition telecine services as a high quality/low cost means of commercializing, restoring and preserving film content.
While most Hollywood movies and television shows are now produced on digital media, one Orange County, California post production company has built a thriving business using video systems that the newer digital technology was meant to replace.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line Of Best-Selling RF Central microLite Transmitters At CABSAT 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line Of Best-Selling RF Central microLite Transmitters At CABSAT 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at CABSAT 2014 (Hall 8, Stand B8-21). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF CentralmicroLite HD camera-back transmitters including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
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Matrox Mojito 4K Now Offers 4K 10-bit H.264 Intra-Frame Rendering
News: Matrox Mojito 4K Now Offers 4K 10-bit H.264 Intra-Frame Rendering4K video card for Adobe Creative Cloud lets post-production professionals see every pixel of every 4K frame throughout their workflow
Matrox® Video today announced the immediate availability of 10-bit H.264 intra-frame rendering with the Matrox Mojito™ 4K quad 3G-SDI 4K video monitoring card for use with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC on Windows® platforms. Matrox Mojito 4K enables realtime monitoring and output of video footage at resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and at frame rates up to 60 fps (4Kp60).
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AJA Ships Io 4K; Professional Video I/O for New Mac Pro
News: AJA Ships Io 4K; Professional Video I/O for New Mac ProIo 4K Delivers 4K/UHD and 2K/HD/SD Video/Audio Capture and Playback via Thunderbolt™ 2
AJA Video Systems today announced availability of Io 4K, an evolution of its popular devices for professional video I/O, updated and customized for Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and the latest 4K workflows. Io 4K connects to any Thunderbolt™ 2-enabled device such as the new Mac Pro, and uniquely offers an additional Thunderbolt™ 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals in supported workflows.
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Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with Vicon
News: Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with ViconMocap and motion tracking companies partner to provide studios with greater flexibility in the facial and full-performance motion capture process
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defense, life sciences and engineering industries. The partnership will focus on providing mocap studios and service providers with more hardware and software options for capturing, analyzing and re-targeting facial and full-body mocap data.
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Post Facility Free Your Mind Expands with Another Mistika
News: Post Facility Free Your Mind Expands with Another MistikaFree Your Mind Advances with Mistika - using it on new Feature Film Torrente 5
One of Spain's most prominent and established post production companies, Free Your Mind, has invested in another Mistika DI and Finishing 2K System. The purchase of a second Mistika system indicates their move to further reinforce the company's current infrastructure to maximise on commercial and film production strengths. Equally at home at Free Your Mind making short-form commercials or long-form series, Mistika provides the most complete and extensive range of features that their skilled creatives need and enjoy making the most of. The Mistika systems are already an asset and help free-up creative time for compositors, colourists and digital artists.
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Cinelicious Puts Film First For Three Sundance Premiere Projects
News: Cinelicious Puts Film First For Three Sundance Premiere ProjectsCinelicious is excited to have contributed post services for three Sundance 2014 premiere films, Michael Tully’s "Ping Pong Summer," Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," and Jeff Preiss’ "Low Down," all shot on 16mm and 35mm film.
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AREA 6 Launches Site, Releases First Stock Production Elements
News: AREA 6 Launches Site, Releases First Stock Production ElementsStartup focuses on providing professional-quality resources unavailable elsewhere
Stock production element publisher AREA 6 announced today the launch of area6.com and the release of its first product, Scanline Overlays Pro, which includes five different scan line and screen effect overlay sets for motion graphics/vfx artists and video editors.
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RealD TrueImage™ Image Enhancement Technology Debuts With ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’
Image Processing System Delivers More Immersive and Lifelike 2D and 3D Visuals Conveying a Filmmaker’s True Creative Aesthetic
RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) has announced that the company’s new 2D and 3D image enhancement technology, RealD TrueImage™, has been utilized during post-production of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM). RealD TrueImage™ eliminates artifacts commonly associated with digital and film based capture through a proprietary process, resulting in higher quality imagery which is more detailed, lifelike and a more accurate reflection of a filmmaker’s intent.
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DaVinci Resolve 10 and Teranex 2D Used on Lorde’s “Team” Music Video
News: DaVinci Resolve 10 and Teranex 2D Used on Lorde’s “Team” Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that Santa Monica based post production facility Prehistoric Digital graded the music video for Lorde’s new single, “Team,” on DaVinci Resolve 10. The company also used Blackmagic Design’s Teranex 2D video processor to complete a range of standards conversions to get the new music video ready for an international audience.
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Panasonic Announces Availability And Pricing Of BT-4LH310 LCD Production Monitor With Native 4K Resolution For 4K/2K/HD Cinema Production
News: Panasonic Announces Availability And Pricing Of BT-4LH310 LCD Production Monitor With Native 4K Resolution For 4K/2K/HD Cinema Production31” Monitor Supports Wide Color Space with 4K 10-Bit IPS Panel
Panasonic announced today that its new BT-4LH310,a 31-inch 4096 x 2160 resolution LCD monitor for unrivalled 4K/2K monitoring in the field, in an edit room or on set, is shipping this month with a suggested list price of $28,000.
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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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Montréal's Studio Post Kopic is Empowered by Mistika, making Creativity its Trademark in the heart of Canada's Film and TV Industry
News: Montréal's Studio Post Kopic is Empowered by Mistika, making Creativity its Trademark in the heart of Canada's Film and TV Industry“In fact, Montréal is the R&D capital of Canada and now Montréal is Mistika! We see Mistika as the key that opens doors to new opportunities...” Alain Baril, CEO and editor, Studio Post Kopic, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Studio Post Kopic has significantly expanded its service offerings with the purchase of a Mistika DI Post Production System from SGO. The boutique studio specialises in the creation of 2D and stereoscopic 3D content and is based in the thriving film industry city of Montréal in Quebec. Headed by groundbreaking veteran editor Alain Baril and digital artist Nicolas Fournier, the move to progress further with a game-changing investment with Mistika at the helm, reflects the constant desire the company has to push the envelope and offer alternative innovative and creative ways for post production finishing for film and broadcast.
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Qube Cinema Partners with XXL | Video to Assemble Digital Cinema Equipment for Central and South America
D-Cinema and E-Cinema Servers and Projectors Manufactured in Argentina
Qube Cinema has licensed XXL | Video to assemble, install and provide technical support for its D-Cinema and E-Cinema servers and projectors for all of Central and South America. Qube equipment will be fabricated in Argentina for shipment throughout the region. As Qube Cinema expands sales in Central and South America, theatre owners and postproduction facilities now have access to locally manufactured digital cinema equipment that will serve them well into the future.
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"
News: Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"Re-creating the past can be challenging for filmmakers, especially when tasked to duplicate the look of a particular time in history for a period movie. Add a tight budget, cramped locations, and underwater photography, and you have the situation James Chressanthis, ASC, faced as cinematographer for the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham." Based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, the film depicts a fictional family’s 1963 road trip intersecting with an actual terrorist bombing during the civil-rights era. To help with some of the film’s challenging production requirements, Chressanthis used two EOS C300 Digital Cinema cameras and EF-series lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Industry Leaders Form Samaserve
News: Industry Leaders Form SamaserveThree leading industry pros, Bob Ott, Sal Sandoval and Mel Medina, have joined forces with financial expert Vincent Tuzzio, Jr. to form Samaserve, a sales and service company that is taking an innovative approach to providing broadcast and professional digital cinema, television studios and mobile video production companies with first tier production consulting, technology sales, support and service.
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Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC plug-in legalizer for Avid Media Composer
News: Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC plug-in legalizer for Avid Media ComposerEyeheight announces a new addition to its range of software plug-in legalizers. BroadcastSafeMC is designed for use with Avid's Media Composer 7 and Interplay nonlinear editing systems. Compatible with Apple OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems, it is a complete plug-in legalizer, safe-area generator and graphic measurement toolset. Working seamlessly with Media Composer, BroadcastSafeMC enables users to verify and conform their content prior to submission to any file-based quality control system.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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RED DIGITAL CINEMA Deploys Maxx Digital Media Server Powered by HGST 4TB Ultrastar® Hard Drives for Streaming High-Bandwidth 4K, 5K and 6K Files
HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), and Maxx Digital today announced that RED Studios Hollywood has deployed the Maxx Digital Evo 6G 16-bay rackmount media server. The server is powered by 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDDs) and configured with ATTO® Raid controller to support capacity, bandwidth and performance needs for streaming and “screening” next-generation 4K, 5K and 6K high-resolution files.
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Tweak RV-SDI Delivers 4K Output With AJA and NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video Support
Tweak Software announced support for AJA Video's KONA 3G, T-TAP and Io XT, and NVIDIA's GPUDirect for Video in RV-SDI, the advanced playback, review and image manipulation software for screening rooms and theatres. RV-SDI's unmatched capabilities for playback, review and collaboration include support for hundreds of media formats, all standard SDI output resolutions, completely GPU-based image processing, advanced color management and support for Windows, Mac and Linux. When combined with an AJA KONA 3G and an NVIDIA Quadro GPU, RV-SDI enables 4K video output along with a range of digital cinema and video formats.
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Navigation Films Cruises Into 4K Post with Facilis TerraBlock
News: Navigation Films Cruises Into 4K Post with Facilis TerraBlockNavigation Films Co-Owner and Managing Director Mike Charlton moved to Dubai in 2003 to launch a local facility for Atlas Television – a UK-based video kit rental house.
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Helimedia Reaches New Heights with AJA Ki Pro Quad
News: Helimedia Reaches New Heights with AJA Ki Pro QuadFounded in 2007 by Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Skip Margetts, Helimedia caters to the aerial filming needs of clients across Southern Africa working in live-event broadcast, film, television and advertising. To complete each aerial production, Helimedia’s two-man team counts on a strong pool of freelance talent and an arsenal of specialized filming equipment – including two AJA Ki Pro digital video recorders and a newly added AJA Ki Pro Quad supporting 4:4:4 HD/2K and UHD/4K workflows.
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Qube Cinema Supports Cinecolor in Its Transition to Digital Cinema in Latin America
News: Qube Cinema Supports Cinecolor in Its Transition to Digital Cinema in Latin AmericaXP-D Digital Cinema Servers and QubeMaster Pro Mastering Software Sales in Five Countries
Qube Cinema has sold its digital cinema servers and DCP mastering software to Cinecolor postproduction facilities in five Latin American countries. Each of the Cinecolor post houses – in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Columbia – now has a Qube XP-D server in its screening room for QC of its DCPs. Cinecolor Argentina and Columbia also use QubeMaster Pro for mastering DCPs. The DCP mastering and QC equipment enable Cinecolor to meet the growing demand for digital cinema postproduction services in Latin America.
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Rebate and 5-Year Extended Warranty on Cine-Xenar III Lenses
News: Rebate and 5-Year Extended Warranty on Cine-Xenar III LensesSchneider Optics announces a $2500 Rebate on a new set of 6 groundbreaking Cine Xenar III lenses purchased from November 1 through the end of February 2014. The Cine Xenar III lens family currently consists of: 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 95mm. Those purchasing individual lenses are eligible for a $400 per lens rebate. Plus for the limited time of the promotion, all Cine Xenar III purchasers can take advantage of the extended five-year warranty.
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Rebate and 5-Year Extended Warranty on Cine-Xenar III Lenses
Schneider Optics announces a $2500 Rebate on a new set of 6 groundbreaking Cine Xenar III lenses purchased from November 1 through the end of February 2014. The Cine Xenar III lens family currently consists of: 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 95mm. Those purchasing individual lenses are eligible for a $400 per lens rebate. Plus for the limited time of the promotion, all Cine Xenar III purchasers can take advantage of the extended five-year warranty.
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The PostMan Expedites Project Delivery with Facilis TerraBlock
News: The PostMan Expedites Project Delivery with Facilis TerraBlockFounded by Marc Savoie in 2006 with only 600 square feet of studio space and one online editing suite, The PostMan has grown to become one of Canada’s largest post production studios, with two state-of-the art facilities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. From film and episodic TV projects to commercial work, documentaries and more, Savoie and his savvy team of creatives collaborate with clients around the world to provide exceptional audio and video post, color correction, animation, VFX and project management.
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Eyeheight BroadcastSafePP Plug-In Legalizer For Adobe Premiere Pro Now In Production
News: Eyeheight BroadcastSafePP Plug-In Legalizer For Adobe Premiere Pro Now In ProductionEyeheight announces that its new BroadcastSafePP plug-in legalizer for Adobe's Premiere Pro is now in production and deliverable.
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PESA Xstream Multi-Path IP Streaming Appliance Among PESA Product Highlights at GV Expo
PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, will showcase the PESA Xstream multi-path IP streaming appliance at Government Video Expo 2013 (Booth 719), which runs Dec. 4-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The company will also showcase its new easyPORT™ modules for HDMI transport, Vidblox 2K DVI dual link extenders, and 4K routing switcher.
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FilmLight Strengthens Middle East Reseller Network With Appointment Of Media Group International
News: FilmLight Strengthens Middle East Reseller Network With Appointment Of Media Group InternationalFilmLight, the leading colour grading and workflow specialist, has strengthened its sales channel in Qatar and the wider Gulf regions with the appointment of Media Group International (MGI), a leading independent media systems integrator headquartered in Doha.
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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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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line Of Best-Selling RF Central Microlite Transmitters At CCW 2013
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line Of Best-Selling RF Central Microlite Transmitters At CCW 2013Full Range of Connectivity Options On Display
Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment, and Military, Aerospace & Government markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at Content & Communications World 2013 (CCW Booth 1011). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top Transmitter and two RF Central microLite HD camera-back transmitters including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mount options, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every camera on the market.
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Playcast Deploys Its AAA Cloud Gaming Service On Amazon Web Services
News: Playcast Deploys Its AAA Cloud Gaming Service On Amazon Web ServicesPlaycast Harnesses Massive Computing Power and State-of-the Art Virtualization on the AWS Cloud to Bring Top Video Game Titles to the US Market at an Affordable Price
Cloud gaming pioneer Playcast Media announced today that it has deployed its video game streaming service in the US using the computing power of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure platform. This news comes in line with the release of AWS’ new Amazon EC2 GPU instance type, G2, which possess 3D capabilities. Video games streamed by Playcast will be available via consumer-facing media brands in the near future.
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Advanced Systems Group Explores 4K Production, Workflow Challenges At Free Annual Workshop
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will navigate through the growing 4K landscape at its annual workshop, 4K Workflow 2013, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the New People Cinema at the New People building in San Francisco. The free workshop begins at 10 a.m. and includes lunch.
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Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera and Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses Provide the Performance Needed by First-Time Independent Moviemaker Zephyr Benson
News: Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera and Canon Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses Provide the Performance Needed by First-Time Independent Moviemaker Zephyr BensonThe movie’s budget was ultra-low, the shooting schedule just 21 days, and the “studio” mostly the mean streets and cramped tenements of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Add a first-time director/screenwriter who is also portraying the film’s main character, and it was clear that making "Straight Outta Tompkins" presented multiple challenges. Nevertheless, director Zephyr Benson and DP Brandon Roots shot the film by combining diligent effort, expert collaborators, and the image quality, high mobility, and superb low-light performance of an EOS C300 cinema camera (and cinema prime and zoom lenses) from Canon, U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. A gritty, cautionary tale of a young drug dealer, "Straight Outta Tompkins" is 21-year-old Benson’s debut feature and yet another example of the ongoing democratization in filmmaking made possible by affordable, high-performance digital cameras such as the EOS C300.
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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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Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
News: Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
ARRI also chose Mistika to Finish Engaging 4K Feature Film "Run Boy Run"
Strategically placed in the centre of the trendy Mitte area of Berlin, brand new post production house ARRI Mitte has emerged and has invested in a Mistika 4K DI post production system from SGO's German Reseller creative tools, to service its high-end commercial and feature film projects. ARRI Mitte is the second facility related to the established parent company ARRI Film and TV Services Berlin GmbH and works on feature films by leading directors and with blue-chip clients for big brand names for ad campaigns for the likes of McDonald's, VW, Nikon, Fiat, Mobile.de, SKY, Danone Activia, Vodafone, Schweppes, BMW, Toshiba, Goretex, Sony Ericsson, Lipton Ice Tea and many others.
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Tokyo's INFAS.com Boosts This Season's Collection with Two Pablo Rios for Fashion Post Production
Japanese post house chooses Quantel for great quality 4K color and finishing
Leading Japanese fashion post-production facility, INFAS.com, has bought a Pablo Rio 4K and Pablo Rio 2K to support its increasing demand for 4K production. The Pablo Rios will spearhead its planned move into 8K production and in the future will be connected via second generation Genetic Engineering.
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Christie Integrated Media Block Completes Dolby Atmos Testing, Licensing
News: Christie Integrated Media Block Completes Dolby Atmos Testing, LicensingDCI-Compliant, Fully-Integrated Media Block Brings 4K and High Frame Rate Projection to Life, While Supporting Incredible Audio
Christie®, a global visual technology company, today announced that the Christie® IMB, an integrated media block solution that seamlessly converts and delivers feature-film and alternative content within a secure environment, now supports Dolby® Atmos™, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment.
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Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTO
News: Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTOColorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced the appointment of multi-award-winning, image-science expert, Bill Feightner, as its new chief technology officer.
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Cluster Studio adds FLUX Store from FilmLight
News: Cluster Studio adds FLUX Store from FilmLight- Mexico based animation studio and post-production specialist adds FLUX Store to help cater for growing data demands -
To cater for the increasing demand of high-resolution projects, Cluster Studio — which has served the post-production market in Latin America for almost a decade — recently added FLUX Store, the new post-production storage solution from FilmLight.
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Hungarian FilmLab Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::Dailies for New Digital Dailies Service
Europe’s BoneheadZ oversees installation of the most comprehensive digital dailies system in Eastern Europe.
The Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), Hungary’s largest provider of film laboratory and post-production services, has purchased MTI Film’s flagship dailies processing solution, CORTEX::Control Dailies Ultimate Edition. FilmLab will employ CORTEX::Dailies to service feature and television productions working in Hungary and throughout Europe. The system is capable of processing camera data from all popular digital cinema cameras, including cameras made by Sony, ARRI, Canon and RED, and creating media required for editorial, review and back-up, with or without applied color grading.
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Disney And Christie Sign Comprehensive Technology Supply, Support And Services Agreement For Digital Cinema
The Walt Disney Studios has entered into an agreement with Christie® to provide the latest digital cinema technologies and a variety of professional services for The Walt Disney Studios’ production, post-production, screening rooms and premieres. In addition, Christie’s Managed Services will provide Disney’s accomplished engineering team with round-the-clock support for Disney’s digital cinema facilities, supported by Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC) and Christie’s on-site preventative maintenance services.
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Broadcast India preview: Eyeheight To Debut Plug-In Legalisers For Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro X
News: Broadcast India preview: Eyeheight To Debut Plug-In Legalisers For Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro XEyeheight has chosen Broadcast India 2013 for the introduction into the subcontinent of plug-in legalisers for Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro X video post-production software.
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Zoic Bridges Remote Facilities and Paves a Path to 4K with AJA KONA 3G
News: Zoic Bridges Remote Facilities and Paves a Path to 4K with AJA KONA 3GWith locations in Culver City and Vancouver, Zoic Studios is responsible for award-winning effects in film, advertising, games and television. In addition to a steady stream of feature, games and commercial projects, Zoic is currently handling VFX for television shows "Falling Skies," "Once Upon a Time" and "Wonderland," all shot using virtual sets. The company is also venturing into 4K post-production within their commercial division for the the Intel and Toshiba webisode series, "The Power Within." For reliable and efficient collaboration across remote facilities, Zoic relies on AJA's KONA 3G cards to help facilitate live synchronized sessions using Tweak's RV-SDI playback and review software.
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New JVC Projector Line Boasts Industry’s Highest Native And Dynamic Contrast
Advancements Include 4K Source Compatibility, New D-ILA Device, Improved e-shift, and Enhanced Black Levels
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced a new, expanded line of home theater projectors that delivers substantial improvements in image quality and achieves the industry’s highest native and dynamic contrast. The performance boost is driven by a new imaging device, upgraded version of the company’s e-shift technology, 4K source compatibility and a user-selectable Intelligent LensAperture.
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DP Jon Nelson Pairs New Fujinon Cabrio Cine-Style Lens With Sony Cinealta Camera For 4K Resolution Shoots
News: DP Jon Nelson Pairs New Fujinon Cabrio Cine-Style Lens With Sony Cinealta Camera For 4K Resolution ShootsFUJINON PL 19-90 Cabrio/T2.9 lens offers superior picture quality and zoom capabilities in a compact package
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division has announced that Director of Photography (DP) Jon Nelson, owner of Production Hero in Orange County, CA, recently acquired a new FUJINON PL 19-90 Cabrio (Model ZK4.7x19) Premier PL Mount cinema-style zoom lens, which he paired with a new Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K digital cinema camera. As a professional DP who shoots all types of advertising and marketing video projects, including commercials and Web media, Nelson upgraded his lens of choice at the same time as purchasing the Sony camera.
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IBC 2013 - Quantel launches Pablo Rio 2KO
Knock-out Pablo Rio toolset and workflow now available on a more affordable PC platform for mainstream HD and 2K operations
At IBC 2013 Quantel launched a new addition to the Pablo Rio family - Pablo Rio 2KO.
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Cinelicious Acquires High Hat Post; Welcomes Craig Rogers as Lead Restoration Artist
News: Cinelicious Acquires High Hat Post; Welcomes Craig Rogers as Lead Restoration ArtistIn a move to support its growing film restoration and remastering department, Cinelicious has acquired boutique film restoration company High Hat Post Inc. The deal comprises all aspects of High Hat's business, equipment, and talent, including High Hat principal Craig Rogers as Cinelicious’ Lead Restoration Artist.
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Panasonic Unveils New Details About The BT-4LH310 Native 4K LCD Production Monitor For 4K/2K/HD Cinema Production
News: Panasonic Unveils New Details About The BT-4LH310 Native 4K LCD Production Monitor For 4K/2K/HD Cinema Production31” Monitor Supports Wide Color Space With 4K 10-BIT IPS Panel
Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions announced new details about the BT-4LH310, a 31-inch 4096 x 2160 resolution LCD monitor for unrivalled 4K/2K monitoring in a studio or in the field. The 4LH310’s 4K 10-bit IPS panel affords native 4K resolution, a wide viewing angle, and faithful reproduction of up to 1.07 billion colors. The high quality LCD monitor features multiple professional inputs (including 3G/HD-SDI, HDMI and DisplayPort); true colour processing with a 3D look-up table (LUT); HD closed captioning; and an eco-friendly panel with mercury-free LED backlight.
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Panasonic Presents Its Wide Range Of New Professional Camera Solutions At IBC ‘13
News: Panasonic Presents Its Wide Range Of New Professional Camera Solutions At IBC ‘134K Technology, Cloud-Based Workflow, And AVC-Ultra Camera Innovations To Be Unveiled
Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions is present at IBC ’13 with a wide range of innovating professional camera solutions. The diversity of the new camera technology on display is set to speak to a diverse group of broadcast professionals. Panasonic is showing 4K technology, its first AVC-ULTRA handheld camera and cloud-based wireless workflow implementations. The company also announces its revolutionary Ultra Wide Angle Camera, a multipurpose AVCCAM camera recorder, a 2 M/E live production switcher, new applications for its HD micro cameras as well as some interesting partnerships in AVC-ULTRA storage and visual radio.
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BTV Post Completes Successful Beta Test of Snell Alchemist OD for HD, 2K & 4K Conversions
Post-Production Company Uses New Software-Based Solution to Convert Video from 25Hz to Digital Cinema 24Hz
Snell partner BTV Post has completed the world’s first successful conversions of low-frame-rate video in a beta test of Alchemist OD, the new software-only version of Snell’s acclaimed Alchemist Ph.C - HD standards converter. BTV Post conducted tests on variety of challenging and complex material and applied Alchemist OD to convert the footage from 25Hz to Digital Cinema 24Hz.
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AJA Announces EVS as New Developer Partner
EVS to Integrate AJA Solutions Including Corvid Ultra and TruZoom
IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 (September 13, 2013) -- AJA Video Systems today announced that EVS, a leading manufacturer of solutions for live production and broadcast, has joined AJA’s family of developer partners. EVS will offer integrated support for a range of AJA products, including Corvid Ultra and the just-announced TruZoom™ software.
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XDT Announces Support For 4K SDI Playout VIA Bluefish444 EPOCH | 4K Supernova At IBC 2013
Revolutionizing uncompressed 4K review over local and wide area networks
XDT Pty. Ltd., a developer of advanced software-based solutions for high-speed data transfers, is introducing uncompressed 4K HD SDI frame review via Bluefish444’s Epoch | 4K Supernova video card.. Flipstream, the unique QA client application of the flagship Catapult suite of products, now includes the ability to stream uncompressed frame sequences directly to 4K projectors via HD-SDI output.
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AJA Announces Support for Multiple Input HD and 4K Feeds to Telestream Wirecast
AJA KONA 3G to Support Four Input Channels for Source Switching or Multiple Camera Feeds, and Will Be First Video Card to Offer 4K/Ultra HD Input for Wirecast
IBC Conference Stand 7.F11- AJA Video Systems announced the upcoming release of a new plug-in for KONA 3G that will support Telestream Wirecast 5 with up to four HD-SDI input channels and is also the first video card to support 4K/Ultra HD input to Wirecast. AJA developed the new plug-in using Wirecast’s SDK for partners to accommodate customer requests for boosted support for top quality live and on-demand streaming workflows.
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Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
News: Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013IBC 2013, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront will underline its reputation as an industry-leading technology innovator as it previews performance-boosting advances for 4K and Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) production and post production, across the 2014 versions of its On-Set Dailies, Express Dailies and Transkoder products at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13-17 Sept (c/o AJA 7.F11, Tangent 7.G33 and Sony 12.A10).
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Major Broadcasters And Productions Reap Time And Money Savings With Cinedeck Tapeless Workflows
News: Major Broadcasters And Productions Reap Time And Money Savings With Cinedeck Tapeless WorkflowsIBC 2013, Hall 10F.39 – Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, has revealed how major broadcasters, production companies, rental facilities and Hollywood post houses, are reaping significant productivity rewards, saving precious time and money, after implementing Cinedeck recorders in place of traditional tapedecks across episodic TV, live and mobile OB productions.
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Matrox Mojito 4K Now Shipping Worldwide
News: Matrox Mojito 4K Now Shipping Worldwide4K video monitoring card for Adobe Creative Cloud to be featured at IBC2013
At IBC2013 (Amsterdam, Sept. 13-17, stand 7.B29), Matrox® Video will feature the new Matrox Mojito™ 4K quad 3G-SDI, 4K video monitoring card for use with Adobe® Creative Cloud™ professional video editing tools on Windows® platforms. Matrox Mojito 4K enables realtime monitoring and output of video footage at resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and at frame rates up to 60 fps (4Kp60). It is a single ¾-length PCIe card with five full-size BNC connectors directly on the card bracket.
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Bluefish444 Announces Support For Adobe Creative Cloud,Including 4K SDI Support For Adobe Premiere Pro CC For Windows
4K 60p SDI Monitoring for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced its support for Adobe® Creative Cloud™, including a new Windows plug-in for Adobe Premiere® Pro CC software enabling 4K SDI preview.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ Multi-Channel BI –Directional Uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI Video Card At IBC 2013
Applications include 4K workflows, digital intermediary, digital content creation, video servers, encoding, decoding & streaming of MPEG and H.264, live and non-live CG supporting Windows, Linux and Mac OSX operating systems
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduced and announced the immediate availability of the Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ video card at IBC 2013.
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Christie Lights Up Toronto International Film Festival Screens
World’s leading visual display provider is projection partner for 13th straight year at the Festival
Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, is proud to serve as projection partner for the Toronto International Film Festival® , which takes place September 5–15.
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AJA Video Systems debuted its Ki Pro Quad solid-state portable video recorder for 4K camera-to-editorial workflows with Apple ProRes and RAW data. The new Ki Pro Quad supports 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 recording at HD and 2K resolution and real-time scaling from 4K/Quad HD to 2K/HD among its many other features. AJA also introduced its Hi5-4K Mini-Converter, which offers a monitoring connection from professional 4K devices to consumer 4K displays, and its Region of Interest Mini-Converter, which enables conversion and real-time scaling of computer DVI-D and HDMI outputs to baseband video over SDI. AJA also came to the show with lots of partnership news from Adobe, Avid and FilmLight as well as Quantel is now using AJA's Corvid Ultra OEM cards to power its Pablo RIO.
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IBC 2012: AJAIBC 2012: AJA
AJA is unveiling several new products at IBC 2012, chief among them the Corvid Ultra, which supports 2K and 4K high-frame rate DI workflows. Corvid Ultra also features the new TruScale arbitrary scaling engine, which allows up and down scaling from web video to 4K. Also of note is a new line of USB3-enabled KiStor drives for Ki Pro and Ki Pro Rack as well as a new KiStor Dock with Thunderbolt and USB3 connectivity.
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NAB 2012: AJA Video SystemsNAB 2012: AJA Video Systems
AJA Video Systems brought out the big guns at NAB 2012, including T-TAP, a powerhouse in a small, inexpensive package for delivering 10-bit 2K, HD and SD (with embedded audio) from any compatible Mac. Elsewhere, the company released firmware to support Avid DNxHD and offered a post pathway for the 4K output of the new Canon C500.
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4K DI on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo4K DI on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Re-teaming with director David Fincher after their successful collaboration on The Social Network, Michael Cioni and the team at Light Iron built 5K workflows for real time, full resolution post for Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The running time of the 4K print is 2:38, creating a data size larger than six 2K features combined. Cioni and Light Iron co-founder Ian Vertovec spoke to Creative COW's Debra Kaufman about how working that way in real time is even possible, working with David Fincher, and what frame sizes larger than 4K mean for all of us.
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