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AlphaDogs Digital Service Station® Provides Alternative Solution For Delivering Content
News: AlphaDogs Digital Service Station® Provides Alternative Solution For Delivering ContentGetting the Correct Tools in Place to Cover the Plethora of Delivery Specs That Now Exist in Today’s Marketplace While Ensuring Projects are Delivered on Time and Within the Allotted Budgets Can Frustrate Even the Most Seasoned Professional.
Preparation for post-production deliverables is often an overwhelming and tedious experience. Getting the correct tools in place to cover the plethora of delivery specs that now exist in today’s marketplace while ensuring projects are delivered on time and within the allotted budgets can frustrate even the most seasoned professional. Most independent content producers are not given the luxury of owning expensive professional videotape machines, not to mention the insurance required to operate legally. Working with limited production and post-production crews can make the task at hand even more daunting.
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World Cup "Concert in Rio" Scores Big with DPA Microphones
News: World Cup "Concert in Rio" Scores Big with DPA MicrophonesRenowned Classical Musicians Helped Close FIFA Games During Finale Performance with Assistance from d:dicate™ Recording Mics
When Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo took to the stage for the "Concert in Rio," honoring the close of the 2014FIFA World Cup, television audiences received a crystal clear sound thanks to DPA Microphones’ d:dicate™ Recording Microphones. Performing at the HSBC Arena Stage in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, July 11, Domingo was accompanied by Puerto Rican soprano Ana María Martínez, Chinese pianist Lang Lang and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.
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DPA Microphones Shows its New d:screet™ Necklace Mics at IBC 2014
News: DPA Microphones Shows its New d:screet™ Necklace Mics at IBC 2014Company will also host raffle while the latest d:fine™ Headsets and additional updates for the d:screet family will be on display
DPA Microphones is renowned for its ability to deliver superb audio, even in the most challenging conditions. Now, thanks to a new range of body worn microphones, the company has overcome the biggest challenge of all – how to give control of mic placement to non-technical actors or reality show contestants without compromising sound quality. This solution, which will be on display at IBC 2014 (Amptec Stand – Hall 8, Stand D70), is the d:screet™ Omnidirectional Miniature Necklace Microphone, a cleverly designed mic that houses the legendary d:screet 4061 capsule in a soft rubber necklace. The company is also presenting additional updates to its d:screet Miniature Mic line as well as the latest offerings for its d:fine™ Headset Mic series.
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AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious Stranger
News: AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious StrangerWe’ve all heard the cliché “fix it in post” while working on a project, but what often is not given enough thought is who will fix it in post? Choosing the right post-production facility to finish your project is something every independent filmmaker should take into careful consideration before production even begins. Finding a trusted partner who can work with you from concept to finish and has a genuine interest in making sure your project looks and sounds its absolute best is key to getting your work noticed. Post is no longer “just post” and in today’s world not all post-production facilities are the same when it comes to the level of service offered to indie filmmakers.
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DPA Microphones Gets a Dose of Reality on Rising Star
News: DPA Microphones Gets a Dose of Reality on Rising StarNew Live Results TV Singing Competition Relies on Company’s d:dicate™ 4017 Shotgun and System of d:screet™ 4061 Miniatures with Wisycom Transmitters and Receivers
When Daniel S. McCoy, CAS, scored the sound supervisor role for ABC’s new live results singing show, "Rising Star," he knew he would need an innovative miking solution to support the performances. In addition to his tried-and-trusted d:dicate™ 4017 Shotgun Mic from DPA Microphones, McCoy also relies on his new DPA d:screet™ 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Mics with Wisycom wideband transmitters and receivers.
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iPi Soft Unveils Biomech Add-On To iPi Motion Capture
News: iPi Soft Unveils Biomech Add-On To iPi Motion CaptureNew Tool Designed For In-Depth Biomechanical Analysis Of Human Motions Includes Visualization And Motion Data Export To Excel, MATLAB
iPi Soft, developers of the iPi Motion Capture line of markerless motion capture technology, has unveiled iPi Biomech, a new add-on software tool for the biomechanical analysis of human motion. iPi Biomech extends the functionality of iPi Motion Capture for markerless tracking and visualization of motion capture data for medical, sports analysis and movement science applications.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”
News: Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”Now showing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Earth Science Visitor Center
Bruce Austin of Bruce Austin Productions Inc. (BAPI) and Dan Harris of Eight Ball Pictures and Stereoscope LLC, have turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to harness the powerful capabilities of its EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software on the film “Our Restless Planet,” for the JPL Earth Science Visitor Center. The film highlights the effects of hurricanes, earthquakes and fresh water supplies on our planet.
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DPA Microphones is Newest Member of the "Jersey Boys" Big-Screen Quartet
News: DPA Microphones is Newest Member of the "Jersey Boys" Big-Screen QuartetCompany’s d:vote™ 4099 and d:screet™ 4061 Played a Key Role in the Audio Quality for Clint Eastwood’s Film Adaptation of the Broadway Production
When production started on the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical "Jersey Boys," set to hit the big screen this Friday, June 20, crew members knew they would need to capture all audio, music and vocals live without any pre-recordings. As instrument miking was not available during the 1950s to 1970s era of the film, the production team also needed to conceal the musicians’ mics on set. To address these unique challenges, they turned to DPA Microphones.
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Legendary Fisherman Bill Dance Reels In Viewers With HD Images Shot Using Fujinon Lenses
News: Legendary Fisherman Bill Dance Reels In Viewers With HD Images Shot Using Fujinon LensesWhen America's best-known professional fisherman Bill Dance demonstrates his magic touch to TV viewers, his production crew captures the moment with super wide angle lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. A television fixture since 1968, Dance's trademark is his ability to entertain his audience, while he teaches them how they too can land the big fish. His shows, "Bill Dance Outdoors" and "Bill Dance Saltwater," reach a combined total of over 200 million households airing on the NBC Sports Network, Discovery's Destination America, and the Outdoors Channel.
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Die Paten Purchases Pablo Rio and Completes Daimler Corporate Film in Record Time
News: Die Paten Purchases Pablo Rio and Completes Daimler Corporate Film in Record TimeBerlin Post House Chooses Quantel For Realtime, Whole Job Workflow
Berlin-based production and post production facility, die paten, has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio color and finishing system – and immediately put it to work to complete a short deadline, high quality HD corporate image film for automotive giant, Daimler AG.
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DPA Microphones Goes on a Musical Journey With "The Walk to Fisterra"
News: DPA Microphones Goes on a Musical Journey With "The Walk to Fisterra"Company Supplies Array of Microphones for a Unique Recording and Musical Documentary about a U.S. cellist’s 600-Mile Trek through France and Spain
New York-based Cellist Dane Johansen is embarking on" The Walk to Fisterra," a 600-mile musical/walking journey along the Camino de Santiago, a popular pilgrimage route through France and Spain. Over the course of his six-week journey, which began May 14, Johansen will stop at several of the 36 historic churches along the Ancient Roman footpath, where he will perform Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, while a team of filmmakers and music producers capture content for a stunning documentary about the pilgrimage. To ensure the highest quality audio, sound engineer, Kyle Pyke, and Grammy® Award-winner, Jesse Lewis, who is the music producer and co-sound engineer on the project, are using several pieces from DPA Microphones’ product line.
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thenewBlank Creates Film Titles For Indie Feature "Big In Japan"
News: thenewBlank Creates Film Titles For Indie Feature "Big In Japan"Directed by John Jeffcoat, The Film Stars Seattle Band Tennis Pro
Design and production company thenewBlank rocked the title sequence for the feature film "BIG IN JAPAN," which screens at the Seattle Film Festival on June 5. thenewBlank creative team joined forces with longtime friend director Jeff Jeffcoat to produce the high-energy titles that blend signature performance footage of Tennis Pro and highly stylized motion graphics.
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Award Winning Actress Camille Mitchell to star in Hallmark Channel’s Movie of the Week “The Write Man” with Amy Ackers (“Person of Interest”) and Dylan Bruce (“Orphan Black”)
Actress Camille Mitchell best known for her long running role on the CW hit television series “Smallville” and one of Canada’s most celebrated stage actresses is headed back to the small screen with a leading role in the Hallmark Channel’s Movie of the week, “The Write Man” with two of television’s hottest young actors, Amy Acker and Dylan Bruce.
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3Pod Offers Filmmakers 360 Degrees of Support with New H5 Ball Head, Available Exclusively at Adorama
News: 3Pod Offers Filmmakers 360 Degrees of Support with New H5 Ball Head, Available Exclusively at AdoramaThe latest Addition to the Illustrious Family of H-Series Ball Heads, The H5 Combines Smooth, Gentle Movement with Incredible Durability to Provide the Ultimate Tripod Experience
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, video and electronics retailers, recently introduced a new product to its revered line of 3Pod ball heads: the Flashpoint 3Pod H5 ball head. As is characteristic of the H-series ball heads, the H5 ball head is specially constructed to maximize durability while minimizing weight and bulk. Its CNC-forged aluminum construction marries necessary support with state-of-the-art adjustable precision to provide the most comprehensive design yet. The H5 is quick and easy to use and can be fastened to a tripod body or center column or used alone as a tabletop mount for close-range photography. The H5 comes with a three-year warranty to offer the same level of protection and customer satisfaction 3Pod products are celebrated for.
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DPA Microphones Fly the Flag for Denmark at Eurovision
News: DPA Microphones Fly the Flag for Denmark at EurovisionCompany’s new d:screet™ Supercardioid Miniature Podium Microphones are Being Used by All Contestants Taking Part in Press Briefings
As Europe braces itself for the annual spectacle that is Eurovision Song Contest, DPA Microphones is already playing a key part in this musical extravaganza by providing the company’s d:screet™ Supercardioid Miniature Podium Microphones in the official press room. The venue for this year’s contest is the B&W Halls in Copenhagen, where the press conferences are being held in a separate, specially-equipped auditorium. . Introduced last year, DPA’s new podium microphones give AV installers and conference organizers the clear, transparent and precise sound for which the company is famous.
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loyalkaspar Reveals "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man" For CNN
News: loyalkaspar Reveals "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man" For CNNCNN recently tapped entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar to create a multi-platform marketing campaign for the second season of the popular CNN Original Series "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man," hosted and produced by the Oscar®-nominated documentary filmmaker. Premiering Sunday, April 13th at 10:00 p.m. ET, the one-hour weekly series tackles a wide range of subjects that are part of the national conversation in the U.S., including personal privacy, income disparity, America’s obsession with pets, and the big business of college athletics.
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DPA Microphones Get Under The Skin of Auto Audio
News: DPA Microphones Get Under The Skin of Auto AudioSound effects editor Steve Browell uses a selection of company’s mics to capture the sound of vehicles for feature films and television projects
Recording audio for film and TV within the confines of a car is difficult enough, but actually capturing the sheer range of sounds that comprise car noise is an entirely different level of challenge. This, however, is something of a specialty for freelance sound effects editor Steve Browell who uses a range of DPA mics and a variety of techniques to achieve spectacular results.
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DPA’s Microphones are Flawless during the Shooting of "Shameless"
News: DPA’s Microphones are Flawless during the Shooting of "Shameless"Company’s 4071 d:screet Miniature Omnidirectional Microphones Shine On Set And On Location While Shooting Fourth Season Of The Showtime Hit
DPA Microphones was ready for its close up during the shooting of Season 4 of Showtime’s hit comedy-drama series, "Shameless." Whether the d:screet 4071 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphones were being used on the actors during studio shoots or on location in the windy city, the d:screets remained stars to the sound crew.
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Italian Micro Budget Film Using RED EPIC® Camera Technology & FCP X to Screen at NAB 2014 Today at 5PM
News: Italian Micro Budget Film Using RED EPIC® Camera Technology & FCP X to Screen at NAB 2014 Today at 5PM"LIGHT & SILVER : The Photographic Life of George Tatge" by Creative COW Contributing Editor David Battistella selected as part of the NAB Show StudioXperience!
Digital technology has opened up a multitude of new possibilities for cinema. Filmmaker David Battistella uses the same camera as many blockbuster Hollywood features have to capture an intimate personal portrait of an artist. George Tatge's photographic and artistic process has been elegantly and patiently captured on the most sophisticated digital camera in the world, the RED EPIC®. A true example of 4K independent production, Battistella relates in regard to the final quality of his work, "I am so happy the world is the way it is these days. I filmed, edited and created a [studio] quality release print, right from my desktop."
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DPA Microphones Presents Live Solutions at the 2014 NAB Show
News: DPA Microphones Presents Live Solutions at the 2014 NAB ShowCompany to Show Updates for its d:dicate™ Recording and Podium Microphone Solutions as Well as Gold and Nickel Grids for its d:facto™ Vocal Microphone
DPA Microphones will showcase updates to its range of high-quality live microphone options at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C3333). Among the updates on display are enhancements to its superior d:dicate™ Recording Microphone range, which delivers high-quality audio across many applications, including live broadcast presentations, speeches and press conferences. The company is also presenting the gold and nickel grids for its award-winning d:facto™ Vocal Microphone, which is ideal for live concert broadcasts and singing competition programs.
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Visual Unity and XroadMedia Deliver OTT Personalization Through vuDiscovery™
Leading OTT platform and multiscreen solution provider, Visual Unity Global has announced a strategic partnership with XroadMedia, a leading provider of content discovery, recommendation and targeting services. In this partnership XroadMedia will be delivering its advanced personalization services to power vuDiscovery™, the new content discovery service of Visual Unity’s award winning vuMedia™ platform.
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TED2014 Speaks Up with DPA Microphones
News: TED2014 Speaks Up with DPA MicrophonesMcCune Audio, Full-Service Technical Event Specialists, Rely on Classic 4088s and d:screet 4060s to Mic guests and Props for the Renowned Conference
Heard by thousands of people through live audiences, simulcasts, webcasts and recordings, and millions more through online video engines, the annual TED Conference requires gear that matches its prestige. With discussions that address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, microphones are vital to all TED audiences. To provide the ultimate in sound quality for presenters and performers at TED2014, technical team from McCune Audio/Video, the symposium’s sound services company, relies on DPA Microphones’ classic 4088 Directional Headset Microphones and d:screet 4060 Omnidirectional Microphone.
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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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Solid State Logic Demonstrates IP Audio Networking Technology for Broadcast Production at NAB 2014
SSL Leads the Way With Forward Thinking Audio Routing for Broadcast Production
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading provider of tools for creative audio professionals, is demonstrating how IP Audio Networking can deliver significant feature benefits and cost optimisation in audio routing systems for broadcast production at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2317). The insightful demonstration serves as a launch for SSL’s new ‘Network I/O’ broadcast audio interface range and shows how the new product line and SSL digital broadcast consoles can be elegantly interfaced with devices from more than 75 different manufacturers using a Dante IP Audio Network.
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DPA Microphones Appoints GerrAudio to Lead Canadian Distribution
News: DPA Microphones Appoints GerrAudio to Lead Canadian DistributionDPA Microphones is pleased to announce the appointment of GerrAudio as its Canadian distributor. GerrAudio is an established distributor of professional audio equipment for the live performance and broadcast industries across Canada. The company represents some of the industry’s leading wired and wireless intercom, digital mixing console, signal processing and audio test and measurement equipment brands. 
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The 86th Annual Academy Awards® in Perfect Harmony with DPA Microphones
News: The 86th Annual Academy Awards® in Perfect Harmony with DPA MicrophonesPrestigious Award Show’s Orchestra Mixer and Orchestra Setup Coordinator Relied on the Company’s d:dicate™ 4011 and d:vote™ 4099
As all eyes were fixated on the actors who graced the stage of the 86th Annual Academy Awards® at the Dolby Theatre® on Sunday night, audience’s ears were tuned to the musical accompaniments of the show’s orchestra, which performed remotely from Capitol Records. Since the piano was positioned among the noisy percussion instruments, the show’s Orchestra Mixer and Orchestra Setup Coordinator needed a way to isolate its sound. To accomplish this for the piano, the duo used a combination of DPA Microphones’ d:dicate™ 4011A Cardioid Microphones and d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones. He also positioned a pair of d:dicate 4011E Hanging Microphones for the orchestra’s drum kit.
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Beer-Soaked Knight In Shining Armor Rides Through AlphaDogs
Burbank-based AlphaDogs announced they have completed post services for the new romantic comedy "Pacoima Can Wait." The story follows the adventures of self-destructive Nigel Waferhouse who through his humiliating calamities discovers he can still be a knight, even if it’s in beer-soaked shining armor. The film will screen later this year at film festivals across the country.
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Goldfrapp "Tales Of Us" Theatrical Event Features 35-Minute Film Produced by Cap Gun Collective
News: Goldfrapp "Tales Of Us" Theatrical Event Features 35-Minute Film Produced by Cap Gun CollectiveCHICAGO and LOS ANGELES— The unique cinematic and orchestral storytelling artistry of Mute Records recording artists Goldfrapp will soon be appearing in movie theaters. Following the release of "Tales Of Us," the sixth studio album from music duo of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, the spellbinding 35-minute film of the same name will screen on March 4th for one night only with an intimate live performance to follow.
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Vinten Radamec now shipping the game-changing Absolute Positioning System
News: Vinten Radamec now shipping the game-changing Absolute Positioning SystemVinten Radamec®, a Vitec Group Company and world leader in robotic camera support systems, announces the availability of its ground-breaking Absolute Positioning System (APS) navigation system.
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Free Public Beta of Flicker Free, Our New Plugin for Removing Flicker
Flicker Free is a powerful new way of dealing with flickering video. It solves an issue that's common to anyone that does time lapse or shoots slow motion / high frame rate video.
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US Food and Drug Administration Completes HD Upgrade with Grass Valley Solutions
Powerful Karrera production switcher and Concerto routing switcher complete HD upgrade
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US government agency responsible for advancing public health, recently rounded out a three-year high definition (HD) upgrade with a new 3 M/E Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame™ and a Concerto™ routing switcher from Grass Valley®, replacing HD-capable equipment from a variety of other suppliers. With the help of broadcast supplier Digital Video Group, the FDA was able to complete the upgrade over the 2013 winter holidays and its Gaithersburg, MD studio is now fully HD operational.
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Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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Syyn Labs Lifts the Hood on the Ford EcoBoost® Engine
Syyn Labs, the creative collective behind mind-bending installations like the Rube Goldberg Machine in OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass" music video, recently collaborated with Team Detroit to design, assemble and produce a series of on-camera physics experiments to illustrate the science behind Ford's EcoBoost engines. Directed by Syyn Labs President/Founder Adam Sadowsky and produced via MTh, the spots star racecar driver Tanner Foust and Sadowsky. The pair execute test lab demonstrations that separately highlight the built-in turbocharger feature and the power of the EcoBoost engine.
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New Deal Sounds Great to DPA Microphones
Danish microphone manufacturer to start 2014 with The Riverside Company as its new partner
Leading microphone manufacturer DPA Microphones has consolidated its position in the market by joining forces with The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm that focuses on acquiring strong and growing businesses. The Riverside Company’s investment in DPA Microphones will allow DPA to significantly expand its operation and grow the company at a much faster pace.
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Rising Sun Pictures VFX Producer Richard Thwaites: A Man with a Plan
News: Rising Sun Pictures VFX Producer Richard Thwaites: A Man with a PlanProducers are the unsung heroes of the visual effects industry. Working on the periphery, their contributions aren’t always acknowledged, but their role as project manager, budget overseer, client advocate and cheerleader to the visual effects team is essential to the success of the project. If artists are the gears that drive the visual effects engine, producers are the grease that allows the gears to turn smoothly.
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Radley Remakes the Globe for Discovery
News: Radley Remakes the Globe for DiscoveryAfter repeatedly delivering the wonders of the world to the comfort of the living room for Discovery, Radley has launched its most ambitious collaboration yet: a complete rebrand of the network. The agency handled all design, animation, sound and production for seven on-air 3D packages totaling more than 400 deliverables: vibrant graphic explosions centered upon an ever-changing globe careening through snakes, sharks, ice, flames, hails of bullets, and other unreal elements of the constantly changing world at the heart of Discovery’s identity.
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DPA Microphones Bring Quality Sound to Studio and Small Screen
News: DPA Microphones Bring Quality Sound to Studio and Small ScreenThe company's d:facto™ II Vocal Microphone impresses front-of-house engineer with a range of features, including excellent sound quality, flexibility and adaptability
Audio engineer Richard Gough is the latest in a roster of high profile front-of-house engineers who are investing in DPA Microphones’ d:facto™ II Vocal Mic for use with big name recording clients, including Conor Maynard. Supplied by DPA’s UK distributor Sound Network, Gough and Maynard use the mic in the studio for small live recordings as well as in a broadcast setting for live TV performances, including one for SBTV and another for ITV2’s Xtra Factor.
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Cisneros Media Overcomes Regional Bandwidth Challenges with Signiant’s Media Shuttle
News: Cisneros Media Overcomes Regional Bandwidth Challenges with Signiant’s Media ShuttleSpanish Language TV Content Powerhouse Quickly and Easily Transfers Massive Telenovela, Sports & Talk Show Video Files from Latin America to the US
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that its customer Cisneros Media, the corporate division that encompasses the Cisneros’ global media and entertainment businesses, achieved dramatic time savings and productivity improvements by implementing Media Shuttle™ as its corporate-wide file transfer solution.
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DPA Microphones Restructures its Management Team
News: DPA Microphones Restructures its Management TeamThe changes will allow the company to highlight new products and bring its technology to much wider audiences
DPA Microphones has restructured its management team in order to maximize resources and consolidate international sales activity around future new product launches. The company’s CEO, Christian Poulsen, says the development of exciting new products scheduled for release in 2014 gave DPA the impetus to examine its internal structure and make changes that play to individual managers’ personal strengths.
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DPA Microphones’ 4066 and 4088 Get “d:branded”
News: DPA Microphones’ 4066 and 4088 Get “d:branded”Company upgrades its Miniature Headset Microphones and absorbs them into the d:fine™ line
DPA Microphones announces at the 135th International AES Convention (Booth 2551) that its 4066 and 4088 Miniature Headset Microphones will now join the company’s d:fine™ Headset Microphone family. As part of its rebranding efforts, the mics will also receive a facelift to coincide with the more contemporary look and feel of the existing d:fine line.
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Audionamix To Unveil Revolutionary New ADX TRAX Audio Separation Software at AES Convention
News: Audionamix To Unveil Revolutionary New ADX TRAX Audio Separation Software at AES ConventionCloud-based Software Built on Company’s Proprietary ADX Technology
Audionamix, the leading technology and services company pioneering advancements in audio source separation, will preview its new, cloud-based ADX TRAX software for vocal and instrumental audio separation here at booth #2664 at the 135th AES Convention, from October 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. ADX TRAX separates full mixes into two audio files: a vocal track and its accompanying music track. This innovative software will help audio engineering professionals, producers, musicians, mixers, and students achieve superior vocal isolation for a number of creative applications. The company plans to release ADX TRAX by the end of the year.
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DPA Microphones’ Partner Conference Allows Distributors to Get Under Its Skin
News: DPA Microphones’ Partner Conference Allows Distributors to Get Under Its Skin120 invited guests spent three days unraveling the company secrets at DPA HQ in Denmark
Over 120 pro audio distributors, dealers and opinion leaders from around the world travelled to Denmark last month for DPA Microphones’ Partner Conference. The three day event brought guests through meetings and seminars in Copenhagen and at DPA’s headquarters in Allerød as well as on a tour of DPA’s production facility in Asnæs.
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Hummingbird Productions Remixes Music for Culver's Restaurant "Thank You, Farmers" Program, Benefitting Farm Families Through the National FFA Organization
News: Hummingbird Productions Remixes Music for Culver's Restaurant "Thank You, Farmers" Program, Benefitting Farm Families Through the National FFA OrganizationHummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music for both regional and national advertising campaigns, has remixed the Culver’s Restaurant theme music for a special program benefiting farm families. The announcement was made today by Bob Farnsworth, CEO/Founder/Creative Director, Hummingbird Productions.
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Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Challenge Finds Enlightened Sound with DPA Microphones
News: Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Challenge Finds Enlightened Sound with DPA MicrophonesMusic for the TV mogul and alternative medicine practitioner’s latest venture recorded using d:dicate™ 2011C Cardioid and d:vote™ 4099 Instrument microphones
This summer, nearly 700,000 people participated in the online launch of Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra’s "Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Challenge: Miraculous Relationships." For co-producers and composers Rich Tozzoli and Scott E. Moore, recording the music for this production proved to be as much of an adventure as the challenge was for the listeners. Featuring over two hours of original compositions across many genres with multiple musicians, the duo needed to create a unique and natural sound for each song, and it had to be as enlightened as each day’s meditation. To do this, they consistently called upon DPA Microphones’ d:dicate™ 2011C Cardioid Microphones and d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones.
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SMPTE Announces 2013 Honorees and Award Winners
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 revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 24, at the SMPTE 2013 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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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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Rundown Creator Integrates with NewTek TriCaster Multi-Camera Video Production System
News: Rundown Creator Integrates with NewTek TriCaster Multi-Camera Video Production SystemRundown Creator announced today that it has integrated with the industry-standard TriCaster family of products as one of the newest members of the NewTek Developer Network.
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DPA Microphones Diversifies its Highly Directional Microphone Palette at IBC 2013
Ideally suited for challenging locations, DPA’s new MMC4018 capsule delivers exceptional sound quality in a sleek and compact package
DPA Microphones is presenting its high-quality boom microphones, capable of capturing audio in challenging locations, to broadcasters and filmmakers at IBC 2013 (Hall 8, Stand D.76). On display for the first time is the new DPA MMC4018, a modular supercardioid condenser capsule that is an integral part of the company’s d:dicate™ Recording Microphone range.
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Grass Valley and Elemental Deliver Multiplatform Solution to Viacom International Media Networks
Cost-efficiently managing multiplatform delivery from one integrated solution
Grass Valley® is partnering with Elemental Technologies to provide a multiplatform solution for Viacom International Media Networks to deliver and manage content across its traditional and new media platforms. The project is expected to be live by the end of 2013.
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Custom Consoles Module-R and Media Wall chosen for BT Sport
News: Custom Consoles Module-R and Media Wall chosen for BT SportCustom Consoles announces the successful completion of a major technical furniture project at the new London home of BT Sport.
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Trilogy Gemini Intercom and Nevion Flashlink Transport: The Perfect Combination
News: Trilogy Gemini Intercom and Nevion Flashlink Transport: The Perfect CombinationIBC 2013, 12-17 September, Stands 10.A29 and 1.B71: Bringing together class-leading products from pioneers in broadcast intercom and media transport, IBC 2013 will see Trilogy showcase Nevion’s Flashlink transport system while Nevion highlights Trilogy’s Gemini Intercom and Mentor XL SPG/TSG, the latter of which will provide all timing references for Nevion throughout IBC.
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Trilogy Gemini Intercom and Nevion Flashlink Transport...The Perfect Combination
IBC 2013, 12-17 September, Stands 10.A29 and 1.B71
Bringing together class-leading products from pioneers in broadcast intercom and media transport, IBC 2013 will see Trilogy showcase Nevion’s Flashlink transport system while Nevion highlights Trilogy’s Gemini Intercom and Mentor XL SPG/TSG, the latter of which will provide all timing references for Nevion throughout IBC.
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32TEN Studios Provides Practical Effects for Disney's "The Lone Ranger"
News: 32TEN Studios Provides Practical Effects for Disney's "The Lone Ranger"32TEN Studios, a practical effects company based in San Rafael ( CA) servicing the entertainment, advertising, and corporate industries, has provided a number of practical effects for Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” which opened July 3rd in the U.S.
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TV One Ships CORIOmaster mini
News: TV One Ships CORIOmaster miniTV One, a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video and multimedia processing equipment, today announced the shipping of the new CORIOmaster mini, the industry's first all-in-one videowall processor.
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Cut+Run Creates Bespoke Edit For The Council Of Fashion Designers Award Film Series
News: Cut+Run Creates Bespoke Edit For The Council Of Fashion Designers Award Film SeriesDirected by Jun Diaz, Stylized Films Honor Fashion’s Icons and Innovators
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (http://cfda.com) film series is as bold, original and strikingly beautiful as the icons and designs they showcase. Directed by Jun Diaz, produced by Tiger and Dragon Films, and edited by Cut+Run’s Akiko Iwakawa and Adam Bazadona, the series was commissioned by the CFDA for its annual awards celebration. The CFDA Fashion Awards celebrates and recognizes outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals in all areas of the industry and related arts. This year’s honorees included Vera Wang, Riccardo Tisci, Tim Blanks, and Colleen Atwood.
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Evans Chooses Vinten Vision blue for Silkies of Madagascar
News: Evans Chooses Vinten Vision blue for Silkies of MadagascarWhile on location shooting the documentary about traditional silk weavers, Silkies of Madagascar, award-winning National Geographic stills photographer and video director David Evans decided to make the leap to DP. “I began looking around for an appropriate tripod system,” he says. “Then I discovered Vinten’s Vision blue. It is super compact when folded up and rock-solid steady when in use. After looking around, it seemed the absolute best choice for me. It balances easily and the movement is as smooth as anyone could possibly want.”
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Miranda Chosen to Outfit New IMG Studios Facility in London
News: Miranda Chosen to Outfit New IMG Studios Facility in LondonMiranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, announces the sale of its NVISION routers and multiple Kaleido-X multiviewers to IMG Studios, London as part of a major relocation of its sports production business to a new, purpose-built facility in west London this summer.
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Dalet Completes News Galleries at the BBC North Studios and New Broadcasting House Complex
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of news, sports, radio and MAM software solutions and services for content producers, announced today that Dalet Professional Services has completed the integration of two multi-studio/gallery news automation systems at MediaCity UK in Salford and at the New Broadcasting House complex in London.
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Matthews Studio Equipment to Feature Academy Award-winning MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM and Five New Products at Cinegear 2013
MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM, designed by key grip Richard Mall and manufactured by MSE, winner of this year’s Academy SciTech Award takes center stage on New York Street during this year’s Cinegear Expo. Accompanying MAX are five new Matthews support products; LazySuzy (which win a coveted Black Diamond Award at NAB 2013), the Makalu remote head system, the Matthews Slider, UnderslingLITE – a new addition to the Intel-A-JibLITE and wireless function for Floatcam’s DC/HD-DC Slider.
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Frost & Sullivan Recognises AmberFin with the 2013 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award in the Media and Entertainment Video Transcoders Market
Cost-effective, future-proof transcoding solution offers high-quality video output and delivers best-in-class value to customers
Based on its recent analysis of the media and entertainment (M&E) video transcoders market, Frost & Sullivan recognises AmberFin with the 2013 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award. The company’s iCR transcoding system supports a wide array of media formats whilst delivering the correctly formatted subtitle, caption and ancillary data, with a rich feature set that fits easily into any broadcast workflow. AmberFin’s quality control measures also execute detailed checks, improving the quality of the final deliverable and minimising errors and problems.
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Bodega’s Merhar Takes The Insanity Out Of The Home Garden For Preen
News: Bodega’s Merhar Takes The Insanity Out Of The Home Garden For PreenNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega director Dave Merhar exposes extreme measures for weed-free gardens in the comedic new :15 “How I Do It – I Use Preen Garden” for Preen out of Merkley + Partners, NY. The spot features ruthless de-weeding tactics including a man who torches his weeds with a flamethrower and a woman in absolute histrionics over pulling and spraying. The campaign also features the additional :15 “How I Do It – I Use Preen Mulch.”
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BroaMan Showcases Its Repeat Platform Devices At The 2013 NAB SHOW
Repeat48 and Repeat48CWDM Offer Point-to-Point 3G/HD/SD-SDI Video Conversion
BroaMan, a leading German manufacturer of professional digital video, audio and data network solutions providing routing, format conversion and management for a variety of markets, including broadcast, post production and AV, will exhibit its affordable Repeat48 and Repeat48CWDM plug-and-play video conversion solutions at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C8443).
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“Project Runway” Contestants Use HP and Intel Technology to Incorporate Structure and Art into Fashion Design
HP ENVY x2 and fine art provide inspiration for pattern-making challenge; new design contest encourages fans to create
HP showcased its innovative technology on last night’s episode of “Project Runway,” the popular, long-running hit show on Lifetime.
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BroaMan To Showcase Its Repeat Platform Devices At NAB 2013
Repeat48, Repeat48CWDM Offer Point-to-Point SD/HD/3G-SDI Video Conversion
BroaMan, a leading German manufacturer of professional digital video, audio and data network solutions providing routing, format conversion and management for a variety of markets, including broadcast, post production and AV, will exhibit its affordable Repeat48 and Repeat48CWDM plug-and-play video conversion solutions at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C8443).
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Matthews Studio Equipment to Debut Five New Support Products at NAB 2013
Matthews Studio Equipment, manufacturer of specialized support for the entertainment industry will debut five new products at NAB 2013. Booth C5437. Known for discovering and nurturing unique specialized hardware, camera and lighting support – like MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM, which recently won inventor Key Grip Richard Mall an Academy Award©, MSE plans to introduce five new products: Technology that Complements Your Imagination.
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SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world first major 48fps 3D feature film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
News: SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world first major 48fps 3D feature film  “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”“It is safe to say that we could not have done it without SGO,” says Dave Hollingsworth, Park Road’s Head of Picture and Supervising Digital Colourist for The Hobbit
It took a world first behind the scenes workflow in order for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to become the first large scale wide release feature film to be exhibited in 48 frames per second.
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Pastuhov Keeps Pictorvision Eclipse Flying
News: Pastuhov Keeps Pictorvision Eclipse FlyingAerial cinematographer Phil Pastuhov is one of the busiest shooters in the business. He’s always charged with interesting jobs – and usually halfway around the world. It is, after all, a global production community these days. And, wherever he goes – it’s usually Pictorvision’s Eclipse aerial camera stabilizing system that takes him through the challenges with ease.
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Codex Travels the Globe with “Zero Dark Thirty”
News: Codex Travels the Globe with “Zero Dark Thirty”Codex recorders and digital labs support Codex/ARRIRAW workflow.
Codex digital cinema technology continues to prove its metal under the most challenging production conditions. Its latest test came on Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s gripping telling of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Codex recorders and digital labs were employed to capture, manage and process camera data for a production that traveled to remote locations, accumulated huge amounts of original camera media, and shot some scenes in near-total darkness.
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The Cove Church Upgrades to HD Production with Broadcast Pix Granite 5000 Video Control Center
News: The Cove Church Upgrades to HD Production with Broadcast Pix Granite 5000 Video Control CenterBroadcast Pix™ has announced that The Cove Church in Mooresville, N.C., is using a Granite™ 5000 2 M/E Video Control Center™ to produce image magnification (I-MAG) for its congregation during services, as well as simultaneously stream its services live on the Web and share the live video feed with three campuses across the state. The church began using its new system in mid-October.
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Italian Micro Budget Film Remembers The Past, Uses Technology Of The Future
News: Italian Micro Budget Film Remembers The Past, Uses Technology Of The FutureWith the support of The Tuscan Film Commission, a small film made with the RED EPIC® camera technology, is set for Digital DCP Projection debut at the Odeon in Florence Italy on October 10, 2012.
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AlphaDogs Digital Service Station Takes Off In The Great White North
An alternative solution for delivering content is now available in Toronto, Canada. All clients need to do is shoot and edit
In today’s world of post-production, it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by all of the different delivery specs, not to mention making sure you have the correct tools in place to deliver projects on time within the allotted budgets. Most independent content producers are not given the luxury of owning expensive decks and working with a limited production and post-production team in getting projects completed makes things even more challenging. AlphaDogs Digital Service Station® has been providing an alternative solution for delivering content in both an easy and affordable fashion since its inception in 2004 and has now expanded services to include Toronto, Canada.
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AlphaDogs Digital Service Station Takes Off In The Great White North
In today’s world of post-production, it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by all of the different delivery specs, not to mention making sure you have the correct tools in place to deliver projects on time within the allotted budgets. Most independent content producers are not given the luxury of owning expensive decks and working with a limited production and post-production team in getting projects completed makes things even more challenging. AlphaDogs Digital Service Station® has been providing an alternative solution for delivering content in both an easy and affordable fashion since its inception in 2004 and has now expanded services to include Toronto, Canada.
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Matrox Announces Quad HD-SDI Capture Card for Live Streaming with Telestream Wirecast
News: Matrox Announces Quad HD-SDI Capture Card for Live Streaming with Telestream WirecastMatrox VS4 is Ideal for Creating Multi-Camera Internet Broadcasts of Sports, Religious Services, Corporate Meetings, and Other Live Events
Matrox today announced Matrox® VS4™, a four-channel HD-SDI capture card for use with Telestream Wirecast for Windows webcasting software. In a single PCIe slot, Matrox VS4 provides up to four independent HD-SDI inputs with up to 16 embedded audio channels per SDI source, taking up an absolute minimum of the precious real estate inside a PC. Matrox VS4 not only sends video feeds to Wirecast for streaming, it simultaneously records all the original video and audio feeds to disk – ready for post-event editing.
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Matrox News From IBC 2012
Matrox Announces Quad HD-SDI Capture Card for Live Streaming with Telestream Wirecast – Matrox VS4 is Ideal for Creating Multi-Camera Internet Broadcasts of Sports, Religious Services, Corporate Meetings, and Other Live Events
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Autoscript Launches New Innovations In Prompting Control Accessories At IBC 2012
- New designs make scroll control easier, reduces power consumption -
At IBC 2012 Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, will launch two new accessories for its industry-leading prompters that use the latest technological innovations in their design and manufacture.
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Vinten Radamec APS Pedestal Positioning System
News: Vinten Radamec APS Pedestal Positioning SystemVinten Radamec®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and world leader in robotic camera support systems, introduces a revolutionary robotic camera pedestal positioning system, APS (Absolute Positioning System). The APS system seamlessly integrates with Vinten Radamec’s Fusion robotic pedestals, delivering unrivalled positional accuracy and operational flexibility never before possible with free-roaming robotic camera support pedestals.
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ABS Broadcast Modernizes Playout with Grass Valley K2 Edge
News: ABS Broadcast Modernizes Playout with Grass Valley K2 EdgeLeading independent broadcast playout facility ABS Broadcast has designed its ABSolute Delivery Platform transmission service to offer new and innovative services to assist its customers to better monetize their content by leveraging the integrated capabilities of the Grass Valley™ K2 Edge™ automated playout system.
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Anton/Bauer Batteries Support Production of Climate Change Documentary “An Uncertain Future”
News: Anton/Bauer Batteries Support Production of Climate Change Documentary “An Uncertain Future”CINE VCLX and DIONIC 90 Are Batteries of Choice While Filming in the Arctic
When award-winning filmmaker David Wright of Planet Earth Pictures agreed to travel to Alaska and film the upcoming educational documentary, An Uncertain Future, he chose batteries from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, to power his equipment. Wright traveled with a supply of Anton/Bauer’s DIONIC® 90 and CINE VCLX batteries to support his Panasonic HDX900 and Canon XF105 cameras, as he embarked on a month-long excursion to Cooper Island, a remote location off the coast Alaska, as well as a voyage around Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic, to shoot a documentary on biologist Dr. George Divoky who is conducting climate change research.
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Māori Television Service Adds Grass Valley Routing Switcher as Part of Planned Integration Roadmap
News: Māori Television Service Adds Grass Valley Routing Switcher as Part of Planned Integration RoadmapMāori Television Service (MTS), a leading broadcaster in New Zealand, has replaced its central routing switcher platform with a Grass Valley™ Trinix™ NXT router. The project, which is part of a structured move towards a service oriented architecture and seamless workflows, was completed without any interruption to on-air services at the end of 2011.
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OConnor Accessories for Cine Look
News: OConnor Accessories for Cine LookWhile filming his documentary Gas Monopoly, Austrian director and cinematographer Richard Ladkani combined the Sony PMW-F3 with accessories by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, to achieve a special look. The project was technically daring and consequently a challenge for the experienced cinematographer.
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LED Solutions Take Centre-Stage for projectiondesign® at ITEC 2012
News: LED Solutions Take Centre-Stage for projectiondesign® at ITEC 2012Military simulation show highlights renewed focus on raising performance and reducing cost of ownership
Norway’s projectiondesign® returns to the ITEC Defence, Training, Simulation and Education show this year with the most comprehensive line-up of products it has ever offered to the defence training and simulation market.
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CoreMelt releases Lock & Load X New Camera Presets for iPhone 4/4S, New iPad, & Canon 5D Mark III
Camera presets for iPhone 4/4S, the new iPad, iPad 2, Canon 60D & Canon 5D Mark III now available
With the rise in sensor quality, even devices like the iPhone 4 and the iPad become valid devices for shooting footage for b-rolls or cut shots. Perfect for wedding and event videographers who need multiple angles to create the edits their clients demand.
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FilmLight adds new products and demonstrates end-to-end colour pipeline solution at NAB 2012
News: FilmLight adds new products and demonstrates end-to-end colour pipeline solution at  NAB 2012At NAB 2012, FilmLight will underscore the central role colour occupies in file-based film and television workflows by demonstrating innovative solutions for seamlessly managing and manipulating colour at every stage in the production pipeline.
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Pond5 Reaches 1 Million Stock Video Clips as Growth Accelerates
Media Maker’s Marketplace Celebrates with a Day of 100% Royalties, Plus a Party at SXSW
Pond5, the pioneering online marketplace for stock media and creative components, announced today that the one-millionth clip had been added to its stock video collection, making Pond5 by far the largest and fastest-growing collection of royalty-free video on the Web. The site also offers millions of stock images, audio files, and other creative components for use as raw material in media productions of all types.
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Sorenson Media Launches New Sorenson Squeeze 8 Pro with Support for Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, Dolby Pro audio and Other Professional Features
Sorenson Squeeze 8 Pro Provides the Industry’s Highest Quality, Greatest Control and Most Effective Workflow for Video Professionals
Sorenson Media today announced the immediate availability of Sorenson Squeeze 8 Pro, which gives video professionals unprecedented workflow functionality and control using the company’s gold-standard video encoding and transcoding application.
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Ross Video Acquires FX-Motion Robotic Camera Systems
News: Ross Video Acquires FX-Motion Robotic Camera SystemsRoss Video has announced the acquisition of FX-Motion, a robotic camera systems company based in Brussels, Belgium. FX-Motion is now Ross Robotics, adding a new product line into Ross’ Video Production Technology portfolio.
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Grass Valley Live Production Technologies Supports Super Bowl XLVI Broadcast and Related Festivities
News: Grass Valley Live Production Technologies Supports Super Bowl XLVI Broadcast and Related FestivitiesDeployed by the country’s largest and most experienced mobile production companies, a wide variety of live production equipment from Grass Valley™ will once again be used for this year’s highly anticipated Super Bowl XLVI high-definition telecast—as well as for a number of related programs shot during the week leading up to the big game.
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IABM Annual Conference Providing Keys to Success to be Held Dec. 1-2 in Windsor, U.K.
Conference Will Focus on How to Succeed Through Change to Meet Today's Challenges and Those of the Future
The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) annual conference will be held Dec. 1-2 at the Savill Court Hotel, Windsor, U.K. Open to all within the broadcast and media technology supply industry, the conference, entitled "Adjusting to New Business Models — Profiting From the Journey," will provide invaluable insight into the changing needs of our industry and how to address them. Through an intensive program of keynote presentations and discussion groups, the conference will put success under a microscope, examining the agents of change and how business can adopt and adapt to succeed.
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A Duo So Good, They Put You in Two Places at Once
News: A Duo So Good, They Put You in Two Places at OnceAmerican Airlines flies to 250 cities in 50 countries around the world, but its latest destinations - under the ocean and into your living room - required some help from the post experts at Absolute. The studio's Lead VFX/Flame Artist Dirk Greene once again teamed up with Believe Media Director Gerard de Thame in order to kick out this adventurous pair of spots for the airborne giant.
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Tyler, Rogers Acquire AndTransfer, Expand Offerings of Established Dallas-based Film, Video Post -Production House
AndTransfer, a nationally-renowned telecine boutique founded in Dallas in the 1970s and serving clients across the globe, has new owners, Brandon Tyler and Dylan Rogers.
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Thor Takes an Urban Safari with Škoda
News: Thor Takes an Urban Safari with ŠkodaThor, who is represented in the U.S. by Madheart, has directed a new spot for Czech car maker Škoda and Leagas Delaney, Hamburg, in which a couple goes on a fantastic drive through an urban jungle.
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Anton/Bauer Hits The Road With The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
News: Anton/Bauer Hits The Road With The John Lennon Educational Tour BusPower Solutions Help Maintain a Professional and Safe Production Environment for Students
Continuing the company’s commitment to education, Anton/Bauer®, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, recently donated several products to The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a non-profit program that brings a state-of-the-art and professionally staffed mobile audio and video production studio to schools, youth organizations, community events and music/technology expos throughout North America.
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Absolute's Beautiful Transformation
News: Absolute's Beautiful TransformationEver wonder what a superhero would look like if their powers allowed them to transform into a bottle of iced tea?
Neither did we, but Absolute makes us wish we had in their latest spot for the launch of 100% Natural Lipton Iced Tea, a product of the Pepsi Lipton Partneship. In collaboration with DDB London and recurring partner Sonny London Productions Director Emil Moller (e-on, TFL, Bee TV), Absolute transforms a street-walking city girl into a living embodiment of Lipton tea's three ingredients: water, tea leaves and sunshine.
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POP Sound®, Inc. Serves “Delectable” Sound for “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”
News: POP Sound®, Inc. Serves “Delectable” Sound for “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”POP Sound provided sound editorial and mixing services for Jiro Dreams of Sushi, director David Gelb’s new documentary. Re-Recording Mixer Tim Hoogenakker led the sound team for the film, which tells the story of an 85-year-old master sushi chef from Japan and his quest to create the perfect piece of sushi. Magnolia Pictures recently acquired North American rights to the film, just ahead of its screening at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
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Litepanels 1x1’s Shine for French Race Kart Film
News: Litepanels 1x1’s Shine for French Race Kart FilmThe narrow curves of the MK Circuit in Scientrier, France, make race kart tires screech. DSLR filmmaker Richard Walch kneels on the edge of the circuit and shoots the action-packed kart film, “The Racetrack” with his EOS 5D Mark II. Roaring motors dominate the ambient noise on the set of the Canon Europe shoot. Also in on the action: LED lights from Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand. Four Litepanels 1x1 production lights put a race kart per-fectly into focus for the film's making-of documentary.
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Nice Shoes Helps Timex Reposition Nautica and Ecko Unlimited Brand Watches
News: Nice Shoes Helps Timex Reposition Nautica and Ecko Unlimited Brand WatchesNice Shoes has made a foray into re-branding with an in-store film and two spots for Timex that made their premier Baselworld 2011, the World Watch Jewelery Show in Switzerland. The New York-based creative post studio has been working direct-to-client over three months to help creatively reposition two of the watch giant's brands, Nautica and Ecko Unlimited.
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DigitalFilm Tree Puts Xytech's MediaPulse in Place
Post Production Innovator Also Extends Platform with Encore
Xytech, the leading global provider of facility management software to the broadcast and media services industries, announced today that Hollywood-based post production company DigitalFilm Tree has selected the MediaPulse platform and its innovative new extension, Encore, to manage its full-service production, post and consulting operation.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K, a new 3 Gb/s Quad Link SDI capture card that supports SD, HD, 3 Gb/s HD, 2K and 4K capture and playback using a single PCI Express slot for only $595.
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Blackmagic Design Announces HyperDeck Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced HyperDeck Studio, a new uncompressed 10 bit broadcast recorder for Solid State Disks (SSD) that features dual slots to allow automatic recording onto the next disk when one record disk fills, allowing unlimited duration recording. HyperDeck Studio is easy to use and combined with the highest quality uncompressed video recording and playback is the broadcast deck for the 21st century. HyperDeck Studio retails for only $995.
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Quantel delivers more tools and enhanced workflow for Post and DI
More creativity and flexibility for high-end color and finishing suites
At NAB 2011 Quantel demonstrated toolset enhancements and workflow integration developments for eQ, iQ and Pablo.
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