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Latest Version of DaVinci Resolve Improves EDIUS Integration
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 11 Supports Grass Valley’s HQ/HQX Codec to Streamline Workflow
Grass Valley, a Belden brand, announces that EDIUS 7 users can now benefit from HQ/HQX support with Blackmagic Design’s latest version of its color corrector software, DaVinci Resolve 11 – which is being unveiled at NAB 2014. This provides EDIUS users with a smoother import/export workflow with quick access to a powerful and creative color correction toolset. DaVinci Resolve handles complex color grades, multi-point tracking, blurs, and more.
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Mobile TV Group Upgrades Eight Mobile Units with Grass Valley Ultra Slow-Motion Technology
Sixteen LDX XtremeSpeed Cameras and Eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems Modernize MTVG’s Replay and Highlights Workflow
Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to upgrade eight of its dual-feed mobile production trucks with a workflow that delivers stunning imagery with super and ultra slow-motion replays for its clients. MTVG has purchased 16 LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras and eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems for the delivery of compelling live sports coverage with crisp imagery for instant replays and highlights packages. Seven FOX Sports regional networks will receive these systems along with one for Root Sports Rocky Mountain. Each mobile unit will have two ultra slow-motion cameras.
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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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New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production Solution
News: New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production SolutionAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today introduced Primestream NewsPod by ASG, a turnkey integrated HD production and automation package for small and medium-sized newsrooms. Built around Primestream’s FORK Production Suite, the end-to-end solution includes all the hardware and software required to ingest, edit, playout and distribute news content. Primestream will demonstrate its FORK Production Suite at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL10216), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Grass Valley Enhances K2 Dyno Replay System With Powerful New Capabilities
New AnySpeed Feature Guarantees Smooth Playback at Any Speed From Zero To 200 Percent for Compelling Instant Replays
To keep fans engaged, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced feature enhancements to its widely used K2 Dyno Replay System that promise to deliver more captivating content than ever before — helping broadcasters to tell the best possible stories to their viewers. K2 Dyno includes a host of upgrades, such as the new AnySpeed dynamic playback algorithm, which automatically guarantees smooth playback at any speed from zero to 200 percent and in speed transitions for ultra slow-motion 6X playout. It also integrates with Grass Valley’s latest high-speed cameras and the K2 Summit 3G Production Client, and it is compatible with higher resolutions and frame rates — all while maintaining easy integration into the live production workflow.
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Grass Valley Introduces New Robotic Camera System
RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solution—a high-quality, Compact, HD Camera with a Fully Integrated Remote Control System
Building upon the success of its powerful LDX Series of advanced imaging cameras, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces the launch of three RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solutions: the RS-LDX Elite, the RS-LDX Première and the RS-LDX WorldCam. The new cameras are ideal for studio, newsroom, or live production applications by delivering a fully integrated, customizable, turnkey solution right out of the box. The systems will begin shipping in May 2014.
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SGO Discloses Unique Colour Grading Tools - SGO Booth SL9021 NAB2014
News: SGO Discloses Unique Colour Grading Tools - SGO Booth SL9021 NAB2014Mistika, powerfully different, revolutionizes colour correction and finishing with the most advanced tools and workflows for grading.
SGO Booth SL9021 - To provide enhanced creative capability within on-line grading and finishing SGO is proud to announce the development of “Spatial Isolation Toolset” to its world renowned Mistika DI, Grading and Finishing system for Mistika version 8.2
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NAB 2014: JVC Expands ENG Live HD Streaming, Shares 4K Plans
Everyone wants to be first, especially news operations. Over the past few years, JVC Professional Products Company has introduced a number of firsts for the broadcast industry, and the 2014 NAB Show is no exception. JVC is dedicated to delivering products that help broadcasters be first on-air and first on-line, with innovative, built-in IP connectivity that encourages broadcasters to embrace the cloud and leave the microwave or satellite truck in the parking garage.
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Snell and Cisco Work Together for IP-enabled Broadcast Production
Real-time signal routing shown at NAB2014 based on best-of-breed collaboration
Snell and Cisco today announced plans to enable real-time IP-based signal routing. Integration between Snell’s broadcast infrastructure and imaging expertise and Cisco’s world-leading IP and MPLS networking will be demoed at NAB 2014. The resulting combination of technology could enable broadcasters to exploit the benefits of IP routing without costly investments in proprietary infrastructure.
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ARRI Previews New ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.1 at NAB
News: ARRI Previews New ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.1 at NABARRI is currently working on a new version of ARRIRAW Converter that will be optimized for the new Mac Pro and updated to support the latest features in OS X Mavericks. ARC 3.1 will be previewed at NAB.
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Advanced Digital Services Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
News: Advanced Digital Services Celebrates its 20th AnniversaryADS Thanks Its Customers For Two Decades Of Support – Company Continues Providing The Best Service, Quality, And Value In Digital Services To The Post Production Community
Advanced Digital Services, Inc. (ADS), a leading global provider of digital mastering, encoding, restoration and duplication services, celebrated today its history as one of the first post production studios in Hollywood to offer digital video and audio services now in continuous operation for over 20 years. The company’s two decades of relentless focus and commitment to service, quality, and value has made it the go-to post house for major studios, broadcasters, independents, and advertising agencies.
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PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014
News: PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) 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, will host a fully functional Accelerated Media Technologies (AMT) news truck from Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based independent global transmission and production company, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth OE1344). The must-see vehicle, parked at IMT’s outdoor booth, is ideal for live production, location shots, playout, remote production and transmission backup, and is equipped with IMT’s Nucomm Newscaster VT7.4 HD/SD ENG/SNG/OB Van Transmitter, among additional high-end gear.
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Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For Everyone
News: Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For EveryoneThe Devil & Demon Strategy today announced the availability of super-computers for everyone. The new product line of custom-tuned Devil supercomputers and fast Demon workstations unleash unparalleled computing muscle in small footprints, with a breakthrough business model delivering flexible and cost-competitive purchasing options. Devil and Demon Strategy, will launch at NAB 2014, April 5-10 in Las Vegas, at booth #OE1358.
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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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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Highlights Upgraded GL Digital Fixed Link System At 2014 PBS Technology Conference
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, highlights its newly upgraded GL Digital Fixed Link System, an advanced, modular-based complete microwave fixed link system, at the PBS Technology Conference (Booth 130). Among the modules and features recently added to the GL system include PWS/A and PWS/D redundant power supplies, and the versatile SFP/4 hitless switch and mux card.
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AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014
News: AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014Real World Solution to Mixed Cadence Content Empowers Revenue Generating Internet, International and Digital Workflows
At NAB 2014, on booth SU8505 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will unveil its Adaptive Cadence Corrector (ACC), a unique software-based system for correcting mixed cadence material back to 24p film and progressive HD video within file-based workflows.
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Advanced Systems Group Designs Digital Arts Facility for San Lorenzo Unified School District
News: Advanced Systems Group  Designs Digital Arts Facility for San Lorenzo Unified School DistrictAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today announced work is complete on a $6 million production space designed by ASG that serves as the new home of the Bay Area Digital Arts (BADA) Academy for California’s San Lorenzo Unified School District. Located at San Lorenzo High School, the facility includes a 3,100-square-foot NC25 sound stage, production control room, audio control room, voiceover/ADR recording studio, editing classroom, production offices, and private edit suites.
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Pronology Showcases its Full Range Of Digital Asset Management Tools at the 2014 NAB Show
News: Pronology Showcases its Full Range Of Digital Asset Management Tools at the 2014 NAB ShowWeb-Based Solution Simplifies the Task of Content Creation and Distribution for Today’s Tapeless Workflows
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, will showcase the latest evolution of its asset management software at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL12410).
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Sinclair Broadcast Group Orders More Than 70 New JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras with Built-In Live HD Transmission
News: Sinclair Broadcast Group Orders More Than 70 New JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras with Built-In Live HD TransmissionJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest television broadcasting companies in the United States, has ordered more than 70 of its new GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount cameras for local news operations. Introduced earlier this month, the GY-HM890 features a built-in streaming engine that allows live HD transmission directly from the camera.
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NAB 2014: FOR-A Continues to Focus on 4K
4K Booth Highlights Include an Updated FT-ONE Camera, New Extraction System, Multi Viewers, Virtual Studio System and Up Converter
At next month’s NAB 2014 Show, FOR-A Corporation of America will introduce several new 4K products and showcase a wide range of its popular solutions for the professional video and broadcast industries. Aligning with its NAB theme, “FOR-A for a 4K future,” the company’s primary focus will be on demonstrating cost-effective products for every stage of the 4K workflow – from capturing, processing, switching, and viewing, to recording stunning 4K images. FOR-A will exhibit in Booth C5117 at the show, which runs April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
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 the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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Studio Technologies Introduces Live-Link Mini Remote Camera Interface System at 2014 NAB Show
News: Studio Technologies Introduces Live-Link Mini Remote Camera Interface System at 2014 NAB ShowLightweight Camera-Side and Two 1RU Truck-Side Units Maximize Application Compatibility
Studio Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of tailored high-performance audio, video and fiber-optic products for the professional audio, installation and broadcast markets, is introducing the Live-Link Mini Remote Camera Interface System at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C11149). Live-Link Mini is a highly-integrated and powerful camera extender system with a choice of two 1RU truck units and a compact camera unit that weights only 3.6 lbs (1.6 kg). Live-Link Mini addresses the desire for a cost-effective, compact system that still delivers the inherent power of the signature Live-Link products in which SDI, IFB, comms and program audio are present in an easy-to-deploy system.
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Hoyts Chile Chooses Christie for Their Conversion to Digital Cinema
Christie®, a world leader in digital cinema projection, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Hoyts Chile, the leading screening chain belonging to Grupo Chilefilms, to digitize its 127 35mm theaters distributed across 23 complexes throughout the country. The agreement includes the installation of digital cinema projectors from the Christie Solaria™ Series, the Christie Avias-TMS™ Theatre Management System and select Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound systems.
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Riptide Music and Pigfactory Merge to Form Riptide Music Group: New Entity Creates Sync Powerhouse with Global Publishing Administration
News: Riptide Music and Pigfactory Merge to Form Riptide Music Group: New Entity Creates Sync Powerhouse with Global Publishing AdministrationRiptide Music and Pigfactory, two leading, Los Angeles-based music sync licensing and publishing companies, have merged to form a new, combined entity: RIPTIDE MUSIC GROUP, LLC. Riptide Music President Rich Goldman, Riptide Music Executive Vice President Bob Kaminsky, and Pigfactory CEO Keatly Haldeman jointly made today’s announcement.
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Christie Announces Executive Appointments
News: Christie Announces Executive AppointmentsChristie today announced that Kenji Hamashima, Chairman, President and CEO of the Christie group of companies will step down from his current role effective April 1, 2014.
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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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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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Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud Innovations
News: Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud InnovationsColorfront Reports Rapid, On-Going Developments in New Distributed Post-Production Model for Motion Pictures and Broadcast TV
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, is showcasing the latest advances of its ground-breaking Colorfront Cloud Services at HPA’s Tech Retreat, Palm Springs, and at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (Imt) Provides Gold-Medal Support For Russian Broadcast Coverage Of Winter And Paralympic Games
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (Imt) Provides Gold-Medal Support For Russian Broadcast Coverage Of Winter And Paralympic GamesWireless Camera Transmitter and Newscaster DR2 Diversity Receiver Deliver Unprecedented Coverage for Major International Winter Sports Competitions
As people from around the world are gathered in Sochi, Russia, for the Winter Games and Paralympic Games in March, 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, is supporting various Russian broadcast entities covering the events with more than 30 Nucomm CamPac2 wireless camera systems (CP2). The system comprises the CamPac2 camera-mounted transmitter and Newscaster DR2 diversity receiver, Sony RPS (Remote Paint System) camera control and digital voice intercom package. The wireless system is one of the most reliable go-to links on the market, delivering consistent, solid coverage.
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Advanced Systems Group Hosts Technology Trending Happy Hours To Highlight Adobe Anywhere, Quantum Stornext 5
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will host two Technology Trending Happy Hours, sponsored by Quantum and Adobe, for video professionals in the Pacific Northwest. The first event will be Feb. 12 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Bellevue, Wash., and the second will be Feb. 13 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Portland, Ore. Both happy hours begin at 5 p.m. with free drinks and appetizers, followed by demos of Quantum StorNext 5 and Adobe® Anywhere for video at 6 p.m.
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NBC Olympics’ Production Of The 2014 Olympic Winter Games In Sochi To Utilize MOG Technologies For Centralized Ingest Solutions
mxfSPEEDRAIL to enable NBC Olympics to increase its production workflow performance during its coverage of 2014 Sochi Winter Games
MOG Technologies has been selected to provide its MXF stitching and advanced GOP splicing to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from February 6-February 23. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, Senior Vice President, Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Luís Miguel Sampaio, CEO, MOG Technologies.
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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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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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Editshare Releases Flow 3 Media Asset Management Solution
EditShare’s exceptionally powerful media asset management solution boasts advanced automation, web-based remote access, enhanced metadata capabilities, and support for any file type
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, has released a new version of its acclaimed Flow media asset management solution. Flow 3 offers substantial new features such as AirFlow for web-based remote access and Flow Automation for designing smart, time-saving templates that automate repetitive tasks like file copying, deleting, transcoding and archiving. The new Flow 3 release also features significant UI enhancements, including vastly improved cuts-only editing, enhanced drag-and-drop facilities, and support for third-party storage.
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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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Colorado Rockies Upgrade Production Capabilities with Grass Valley K2 Media Server Technology
K2 Solo 3G provides immediate access to clip playout and instant replays for enhanced game-day productions
For improved production quality and greater reliability on game day, the Colorado Rockies production staff have installed a Grass Valley® K2 Solo® 3G 2-channel media server into the control room at Coors Field in Denver, CO. The compact, standalone server allows staff members to tap into a powerful 24/7/365 file-based infrastructure and high-performance file operations while guaranteeing that on-air channels will never drop a frame of video, which is vital during live sports productions.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Appoints Alvin Taveras As Business Development Manager, Sports & Entertainment
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Appoints Alvin Taveras As Business Development Manager, Sports & EntertainmentIntegrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, is pleased to announce that Alvin Taveras has been named to the position of Business Development Manager, Sports & Entertainment.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa MY 2.3 for Autodesk® Maya® Featuring Magma
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa MY 2.3 for Autodesk® Maya® Featuring MagmaThinkbox Software today announced the release of Krakatoa MY 2.3, the latest version of its high-volume particle renderer for Autodesk® Maya®. Additions to the software include an intuitive Magma node-based toolkit for channelling particles, among other UI and performance improvements. The launch coincides with the availability of Krakatoa MX 2.3, an update to the Autodesk® 3ds Max® version of the plug-in – giving users identical functionality across both 3D applications.
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Advanced Systems Group Adds Patrick Kennedy To Bolster Los Angeles Sales Efforts
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, today announced that Patrick Kennedy has joined its Los Angeles-based sales team, effective Dec. 1. He will manage media and entertainment accounts throughout Southern California, specializing in enterprise storage systems, archiving, asset management, and broadcast technologies.
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NOW That’s What I Call Music TV Launches Using OASYS Chameleon Integrated Playout Solution
OASYS Automated Playout today announces that it has created a customised playout solution for the NOW That’s What I Call Music channel. Newly launched on Sky 378 and Freesat channel 512, the channel is a joint venture between Universal Music, Sony Music and All Around the World TV (AATW TV). NOW is the group’s fourth channel to use the OASYS Chameleon playout solution, bringing the total of OASYS playout systems running to five including backup, all remotely operated.
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Advanced Systems Group Workshop Covers Complicated 4K Workflow
More than 100 attendees joined Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, in San Francisco on Nov. 20 for its annual workshop, which focused on the growing 4K landscape. 4K Workflow 2013 included educational seminars from several industry experts, as well as networking opportunities with the presenters, a number of vendors, and other video professionals.
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AmberFin Announces New Transcode Farm Controller & Network Licence Server for iCR
New enterprise-class features support business growth in a fluid file-based media landscape
In an environment where leading analyst house, IHS Electronics and Media reports a continued global reduction in TV sales against predicted major increases in file transcoding resources where the real winner will be in multi-format transcoding needed for multi-screen OTT distribution, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has introduced new enterprise-class features for iCR, the company's file-based content ingest and transcoding system.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Demonstrates Dejero + Nucomm Connect Live At CCW 2013
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Demonstrates Dejero + Nucomm Connect Live At CCW 2013Demo to Depict Industry-First Hybrid Video Transmission Solution in Real-World Application
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, Sports & Entertainment and MAG markets, will host live demos of its Dejero + Nucomm Connect Live transmitter at Content & Communications World 2013 (CCW Booth 1011).
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Autoscript Showcases E.P.I.C. All-In-One Prompter Display And On-Air Talent Monitor At CCW 2013
News: Autoscript Showcases E.P.I.C. All-In-One Prompter Display And On-Air Talent Monitor At CCW 2013Company Also Exhibits Variety of Accessories Designed to Solve Real-World Challenges
Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a world-leading teleprompting company, showcases its award-winning E.P.I.C (Enhanced Prompting Information Center) at Content & Communications World (CCW) 2013 — Vitec Videocom Booth 1013. A range of innovative accessories, including the +ClockPlus+ Timecode Display Unit and +TallyPlus+ Numbered Cue Light and Mount, are also on exhibit at the show.
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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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ProMAX’s New Platform Server Series The Next Big Step In The Shared Storage Revolution
ProMAX Systems, the southern California-based manufacturer of shared storage servers and video editing workstations, has announced groundbreaking additions to their Platform shared storage server line. ProMAX originally disrupted the norms of shared storage by launching their game-changing Platform servers with functionality covering not only shared storage, but also other advanced functions such as Asset Management, Media Conversion, and Archiving. Platform’s latest innovations represent a bold progression by expanding upon the existing Platform Online and Platform Studio lines with a new Platform Nearline storage system that is ideal for disk-based back up. In addition to new hardware options, software developments have increased the functionality of every Platform system by adding features previously found only in the Enterprise Storage sector. Each system is engineered to deliver unparalleled performance to the most demanding video-post workflows, ranging from online and nearline to Enterprise levels, with capacities from 8 Terabytes to 512 Petabytes.
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SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle And New Products featured at CCW 2013
News: SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle And New Products featured at CCW 2013New LMS-16 Multi-Channel Loudness Metering System and MADI-Dante Bridge Demonstrated on Truck
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced tools for audio professionals, is pleased to announce that its Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle will be a featured attraction at Content & Communications World 2013 (CCW Booth 900). The custom designed mobile production vehicle features SSL’s C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console and associated routing and I/O solutions in conjunction with the key audio and video monitoring and communications systems required for a modern broadcast production facility. In addition, two new product releases will be showcased in the vehicle: The ‘LMS-16’ Multi-Channel Loudness and True Peak Metering System and the MADI-Dante Bridge.
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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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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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Roland Systems Group Expands Audio Recorder Line-up with the New AR-3000SD
News: Roland Systems Group Expands Audio Recorder Line-up with the New AR-3000SDRoland Systems Group adds the Roland AR-3000SD to their popular line of announcement recorders/players. The new AR-3000SD provides new advanced sound quality and features with expanded compatibility that includes programmable timers, network efficiency, support for multiple playback and control formats, plus support for high quality audio formats up to 24-bit and 96 kHz.
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BT Sport selects Autoscript E.P.I.C. prompting units for new studios
News: BT Sport selects Autoscript E.P.I.C. prompting units for new studios- All-in-one prompter and monitor units provide many efficiencies -
Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, supplied three E.P.I.C. (Enhanced Prompting Information Centre) units to BT Sport, the new sports entertainment network, for its brand new studio facility at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
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Sennheiser receives Engineering Emmy's® Philo T. Farnsworth Award
Audio specialist Sennheiser has been honored with the prestigious Philo T. Farnsworth Award at last night's 65th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Awards in Hollywood. The Philo T. Farnsworth Award honors an agency, company or institution whose contributions over time have significantly impacted television technology and engineering. The award originated in 2003 as a means to recognize Panavision's years of contribution to the film and television industries. Unlike most other Emmy awards, it is not awarded every year. The award is named after the inventor of electronic television, Philo Farnsworth.
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MAXON Announces CINEMA 4D Learning Opportunities at Industry Events Throughout October
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce the company’s participation at the following user group meetings and conferences around the U.S. to provide creative professionals with the resources and latest technology trends to broaden understanding of its CINEMA 4D software solutions and unleash creativity.
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Bexel is Set for New TV Season
The new television season is rolling out with extensive backing from Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions. From reality programs to talk shows, sporting events, and narrative programming, Bexel provides an award-winning TV line up with the equipment, state-of-art systems and engineering support needed to meet the highest broadcast standards.
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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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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) And Dejero Wintvbeurope “Best Of IBC 2013” Award
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, sports and entertainment markets, and Dejero are proud to announce that the Dejero + Nucomm Connect Livetransmitter has been awarded a "TVBEurope" “Best of IBC 2013” editors’ award in the Links, Transmissions and Delivery category.
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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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Autoscript Goes Back To School For William Patterson University
News: Autoscript Goes Back To School For William Patterson University17-Inch On-Camera Prompters Provide Professional Studio Environment for Communications Department Upgrade
When the William Patterson University Communications Department was looking to upgrade its broadcast studio facilities, it turned to Diversified Systems, a nationally recognized AV design integration company, to provide six Autoscript 17-inch TFT on-camera prompters (LED17TFT) for use within the departments’ media studies and production program.
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ALL3MEDIA AMERICA Gears Up With EditShare
New facility built around EditShare 192-TB XStream shared storage and media management platform
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that Los Angeles-based ALL3MEDIA AMERICA has purchased the high-performance EditShare XStream shared storage platform for the company’s new post facility located in Culver City, California. Known for producing hit reality television programs such as “Undercover Boss” (CBS) and “The Pitch” (AMC), ALL3MEDIA AMERICA is expanding its post-production infrastructure to include 25 new Avid edit suites connected to a massive 192-TB EditShare XStream system. EditShare will serve as the new facility’s main content repository, providing key project and media sharing capabilities for editors to meet ALL3MEDIA AMERICA’s demanding post schedule and deadlines.
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TCS Collaborates with GFM for IBC2013 exhibition
News: TCS Collaborates with GFM for IBC2013 exhibitionAccompanying image: Marcus Buetefuer of GFM with TCS Skquattro Mk 2 at IBC2013.
The Camera Store (TCS), a Vitec Group company which supplies broadcast camera support systems for rental, reports a successful IBC2013 with the first exhibition appearance of its recently introduced Skquattro Mk2 pedestal.
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Dalet News Suite Delivers a Sunny and Clear Forecast for Production and Distribution at The Weather Channel
News: Dalet News Suite Delivers a Sunny and Clear Forecast for Production and Distribution at The Weather ChannelDalet MAM, video production and playout tools manage end-to-end, live broadcasts and multiplatform services
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions software and services for content producers, has announced that The Weather Channel has deployed Dalet News Suite as the MAM, video news production and broadcast platform for its live broadcasts. The Atlanta-based network provides live and long-form programming that features news and information about weather-related events. In weather emergencies, the live schedule is frequently extended to around-the-clock. With video provided by affiliates and partners from around the country, the channel receives a flood of content that is quickly integrated into its broadcasts every day.
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PERFORM Chooses Dalet for Sports Asset Management
News: PERFORM Chooses Dalet for Sports Asset ManagementDigital sports media provider will use Dalet Sports Factory tools for multiplatform production
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading developer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, has announced that sports media company PERFORM (http://www.performgroup.com) has selected Dalet Sports Factory as the end-to-end production and media asset management platform for the company’s multimedia sports content production. PERFORM commercialises multimedia sports content across Internet-enabled digital platforms, driving revenues through a mix of content distribution, advertising and sponsorship, and developing subscription platforms.
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Media Group International Installs VidiGo’s Visual Radio Solution at Clouds FM
News: Media Group International Installs VidiGo’s Visual Radio Solution at Clouds FMLeading Media Systems Integrator Media Group International has assisted Tanzania’s Clouds FM radio station to give its audience a totally new, interactive experience by installing VidiGo Visual Radio software. The new software will go live on air at Clouds FM within the next few weeks.
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Grass Valley Introduces CommandCenter Software Application for Customizing Broadcast Infrastructure Workflows
· Offers a more efficient approach to facility control in one application · Provides simple access, powerful control and comprehensive diagnostics · Built-in flexibility for customized workflows and specific task management
Grass Valley® introduces its newCommandCenter™ software application, designed with advanced functionality to configure, control, monitor, and diagnose a range of broadcast infrastructure devices on-site or remotely. This solution makes the implementation of multi-signal paths easier and more cost-effective within broadcast operations—helping to alleviate the complexity of today’s broadcast infrastructure workflows.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Nucomm Range Booster Amplifier (RBA) Powers Up At IBC 2013
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Nucomm Range Booster Amplifier (RBA) Powers Up At IBC 2013Integrated 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, sports and entertainment markets, showcases its Nucomm Range Booster Amplifier (RBA) at IBC 2013 (Hall 1, Stand D.40).
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Dirac Releases New Version Of Acclaimed Room Correction Software
Swedish audio research firm Dirac Research, today announced a new version of their acclaimed room correction software product, Dirac Live Room Correction Suite.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) To Showcase Dejero + Nucomm Connect Live Transmitter At IBC 2013
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) To Showcase Dejero + Nucomm Connect Live Transmitter At IBC 2013Industry-First Hybrid Video Transmission Solution Combines Bonded Cellular and Microwave
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, sports and entertainment markets, will perform live demos of its Dejero + Nucomm Connect Live transmitter at the Nucomm/RF Central stand (1.D40) and Dejero stand (11.C21)at IBC 2013.
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AmberFin Announces New Transcode Farm Controller & Network Licence Server for iCR
New enterprise-class features support business growth in a fluid file-based media landscape
At IBC 2013, on stand 7.H39, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses will showcase new enterprise-class features for iCR, the company's file-based content ingest and transcoding system.
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Harris Broadcast Strengthens Leadership Team to Support New Vision, Strategy
Charlie Vogt appoints Steve Foreman, president of global operations and services; Jeff Liening, senior vice president of global sales operations
Harris Broadcast, a global supplier of content management and network infrastructure serving broadcasters, satellite, MSOs, IPTV, mobile television and over-the-top providers, announces plans to preview the new management team’s vision and strategy at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam (Stand 7.G20, RAI Exhibition Centre, Sept. 13-17). The business also announced new senior management appointments. Steve Foreman has been named president of global operations and services, and Jeff Liening, senior vice president of global sales operations.
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Integrity To Be Honored With Christie Award
Installation and Design Consulting Partner Recognized for Outstanding Service and More Than 1,000 Christie Digital Cinema Projector Installations to Date
Christie®, a global provider of visual display solutions, is pleased to announce that Integrity Entertainment Systems, LLC (‘Integrity’), led by President Gary Engvold, has been recognized by Christie for its recent milestone of more than 1,000 installations of Christie® Solaria® projectors for its customers, which include some of the leading chains and independent cinemas in the U.S.
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Seattle Cinerama Selects Christie For The World’s First Permanent Cinema Laser Projection Installation
Purchase follows on heels of US FDA approval of variance for Christie, allowing the sale of laser projectors for use in cinema; notably the first and only such variance approved for a manufacturer of DCI-compliant cinema projectors
Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema projection, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to supply and install the world’s first commercial digital laser projection solution at the Seattle Cinerama Theatre, located at 2100 4th Avenue in Seattle, WA. The purchase order is for a 4K Christie digital laser projector, with scalable light output up to 60,000 lumens.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Nucomm Range Booster Amplifier (RBA) Powers Up At Set Congress And Broadcast & Cable Internationaltechnology Fair 2013
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, sports and entertainment markets, introduces its Nucomm Range Booster Amplifier (RBA) at the SET Congress and 22nd edition of the Broadcast & Cable Show - International Technology Fair 2013 (Vitec Group Booth B15A).
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Advanced Systems Group, Quantum Reschedule Free Archiving And Storage Strategies Webinar For August 21
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, and Quantum, a global leader in data management and protection solutions, has rescheduled its free webinar on archiving and tiered storage for Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 10 a.m. PT.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Compact Portable Video Transmitter at 2013 Set Broadcast & Cable
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Compact Portable Video Transmitter at 2013 Set Broadcast & CableCPTx-II Conquers Unique Challenges of Fast-Paced Live Sports Broadcasting
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, Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its Nucomm CPTx Compact Portable Transmitter at the SET Congress and 22nd edition of the Broadcast & Cable Show (Booth B15A).
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Autoscript Showcases Prompting Solutions For Texas Association Of Broadcasters At 60Th Annual Convention & Trade Show
Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a world-leading teleprompting company, will head to Texas this week, showcasing its latest prompting solutions at the Texas Association of Broadcasters 60th Annual Convention & Trade Show (Booth 16). For attendees at the largest state broadcast association convention in the United States, Autoscript will demonstrate its award-winning E.P.I.C. (Enhanced Prompting Information Centre) all-in-one prompter display and on-air talent monitor and ELP15 entry-level on-camera prompter, in addition to other company offerings.
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Miranda Powers Continued Expansion for The Switch
Miranda 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 Switch has chosen Miranda’s NVISION routers and iControl monitoring and control solutions to power an expansion of the company’s video distribution and fiber switching services.
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Vicon launches Cara – the new face of film and games production
News: Vicon launches Cara – the new face of film and games production~ The latest addition to Vicon’s digital motion capture suite enables flexible facial tracking for the most efficient high-performance facial animation on the market ~
Motion capture technology innovator, Vicon, today announced the launch of Cara, a pioneering facial motion capture system. The latest addition to the Vicon suite of digital motion capture systems is available to order now.
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Bexel Broadens Equipment Offerings with New Dealer Partnerships
News: Bexel Broadens Equipment Offerings with New Dealer PartnershipsCompany Expands Video and Audio Product Lines for Purchase or Rental
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has expanded its new equipment offerings of high-end video and audio products. Bexel’s Technical Sales & Solutions (TSS) business segment is now the first authorized U.S. reseller of Lawo, and has added five new product lines, including: Lawo’s V_pro8 video processors, AJA acquisition/edit/conversion products, Grass Valley production solutions, Harris Broadcast, and Panasonic professional video products and displays. These brands join over 200 products available from Bexel TSS to the broadcast and production segments of the industry.
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Grass Valley Enhances K2 Architecture to Support Panasonic’s New AVC-LongG Recording
K2 Summit, K2 Solo become first broadcast servers on the market to support AVC-LongG compression type
Working with its longtime partner Panasonic®, Grass Valley® announces the newest upgrade to its K2® server products to include powerful compression support for Panasonic’s new AVC-LongG (Advanced Video Codec/Long Group Of Pictures) compression type, which the company announced at NAB 2013. Grass Valley’s K2 Summit® and K2 Solo® are the first broadcast servers on the market to support playout of the AVC-LongG recording format, which is part of Panasonic’s new AVC-ULTRA codec family of products. The new versions of K2 Summit and K2 Solo will be available August 2013, with software upgrades available for models sold within the past year. Older versions of K2 Summit are field-upgradable.
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NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual Computing
News: NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual ComputingQuadro K6000 Tackles Most Complex Visual Computing Problems – From Tapping Vast New Energy Sources to Animating Monster Fur
NVIDIA today unveiled the visual computing industry’s new flagship technology – the NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 GPU, the fastest and most capable GPU ever built.
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Christie Brings Cinema Sound To Vivid Life With The Launch Of New Christie Vive Audio
News: Christie Brings Cinema Sound To Vivid Life With The Launch Of New Christie Vive AudioArticulated, Single Enclosure Line Array Speakers and Class D Amplifier Solution Heralds Major Leap in Cinema Sound Innovation
Christie®, the world’s dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, today launched the groundbreaking Christie Vive Audio™ solution to help exhibitors “complete the experience” for their moviegoing audiences. Designed for cinema, Christie Vive Audio leverages a unique articulated, single enclosure line array speaker design and ribbon driver technology, and combines it with the first use of efficient, high-powered Class D amplification in cinema – all at an attainable price point. Christie Vive Audio’s cinema speakers and amplifiers can be easily and efficiently integrated into any existing or new theater auditorium for the ultimate movie viewing and listening experience.
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Anton/Bauer Hits The Road With Alex Buono For Visual Storytelling Tour
News: Anton/Bauer Hits The Road With Alex Buono For Visual Storytelling TourEducational Workshops to Feature Anton/Bauer Batteries, Chargers and Gold Mounts®
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, film and healthcare technology industries, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Alex Buono’s Visual Storytelling Tour. The tour kicked off in Minneapolis on June 3, and Buono, the Oscar-nominated Saturday Night Live Director of Photography, is hosting three filmmaking workshops a day across the country—discussing everything from script and location scouting to editing and delivery.
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New Zealand Racing Board Taps Xytech to Keep Operations Running Smoothly
Organization Bets on MediaPulse for Advanced Software Solution
Xytech, the global leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media services industries, announced that the New Zealand Racing Board (NZ Racing Board), the organization responsible for managing New Zealand racing and betting, has implemented MediaPulse to power its broadcasting logistics operations.
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Cinematic Image Capture, Extreme Mobility, Low-Light Performance, and Workflow Advantages Make the Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera Perfect for Filming a New Indie Comedy
News: Cinematic Image Capture, Extreme Mobility, Low-Light Performance, and Workflow Advantages Make the Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera Perfect for Filming a New Indie ComedyWhen shooting his recent independent feature "Heads We Do," cinematographer Andrew Huebscher faced challenges including a tight budget, a 15-day shooting schedule, exterior night scenes, and the need for outstanding motion-picture image quality. His solution to these issues was shooting with EOS C300 Cinema Cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. “The EOS C300 camera delivers a high quality, cinematic look in a compact package,” said Huebscher. “And the ability to use Canon EF still lenses alongside standard motion picture film-style accessories makes the camera scalable from run-and-gun shooting up to studio-style work.”
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Paris' Digimage invests in SGO's Mistika for high profile film work including “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service”
News: Paris' Digimage invests in SGO's Mistika for high profile film work including “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service”“Mistika's capacity to work simultaneously in colour grading and Stereo 3D grading in real-time, facilitated a high quality finish process and enabled Josephine Derobe's great vision to be actualised.” Sergio Ochoa, Stereoscopic Post Production Supervisor on "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service"
Digimage Cinema, a division of media group CMC, used Mistika for all the stunning stereoscopic 3D effects in live-action 3D French-language feature film "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service." Digimage offers high-end state-of the-art Stereo 3D and colour grading in the largest DI room in Europe, following its investment in SGO's Mistika technology. The acquisition included a Mistika 2K system with DI and Stereo 3D capabilities with 48 TB of storage, on HP's Z800 Workstation and NVIDIA 6000 Graphic Boards. A Mistika Assist station has recently been added to the workflow, further enhancing efficiency and film capabilities with Mistika's advanced grading power.
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Chris Elson joins ATG Broadcast as Product Sales Manager
ATG Broadcast announces a new addition to its team with appointment of Chris Elson as Product Sales Manager. He joins from Boxer Systems.
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Autoscript, Camera Corps and TCS go on air at The Degree Show
News: Autoscript, Camera Corps and TCS go on air at The Degree ShowVitec Group companies Vinten, Autoscript, Camera Corps and The Camera Store partnered with Ravensbourne college to demonstrate the latest advances in teleprompting, remote camera control and grip technology at The Degree Show in London mid June. Held adjacent to the O2 Arena in Greenwich, the two-day event gave visitors the opportunity to see live programme production in progress while exploring Ravensbourne's wide range of courses related to broadcasting, communications and graphics.
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Advanced Systems Group, Quantum Host Free Webinar To Explore Archiving And Storage Strategies
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, and Quantum, a global leader in data management and protection solutions, will host a free webinar on archiving and tiered storage on Wednesday, June 26, at 10 a.m. PT.
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The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Takes AJA Gear on the Road in the U.S. and Europe
News: The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Takes AJA Gear on the Road in the U.S. and EuropeNon-profit group The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus has provided American students of all ages with free, hands-on opportunities to make original music, video, photo, game app and broadcast projects for the past 16 years via a mobile studio-in-a-bus that has been on the road since 1998. Featuring state-of-the-art audio and HD video recording, the bus has visited schools, colleges, concerts, festivals, trade shows and museums in big cities, small towns, rural areas, severely underserved communities and everything in between. On May 8th, 2013, Yoko Ono Lennon debuted the new Lennon Bus Europe in Liverpool, set to kick off its inaugural tour in London in June and continue with travels across the UK and Europe.
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Leading North American Broadcasters Make Autoscript E.P.I.C. Their Go-To Prompting System
News: Leading North American Broadcasters Make Autoscript E.P.I.C. Their Go-To Prompting SystemFollowing its introduction last fall of the award-winning E.P.I.C. (Enhanced Prompting Information Centre) all-in-one prompter display and on-air talent monitor, Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a world-leading teleprompting company, has seen tremendous interest in the product among leading North American broadcasters. The first E.P.I.C. units to roll off the assembly line sold out in a matter of months and are already in use at several high-level news organizations throughout major U.S. media markets.
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Newly Revived "Arrested Development" Series for Netflix Turns to Shapeshifter for Diverse Range of Post Production Services
News: Newly Revived "Arrested Development" Series for Netflix Turns to Shapeshifter for Diverse Range of Post Production ServicesProducers of the revived television series “Arrested Development,” which will simultaneously debut 15 new episodes on Netflix on Sunday, May 26th, turned to SHAPESHIFTER to provide post production services. SHAPESHIFTER’s client for this project was Dakota Pictures. The announcement was made today by Russo Anastasio, Co-Founder, and President of SHAPESHIFTER.
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Light Iron Chooses Christie Solaria Projection For Postproduction Needs
Only Manufacturer Offering Integrated Media Block and HD-SDI Inputs
Light Iron, a leading postproduction house based in Los Angeles, has expanded its use of Christie Solaria® Series digital cinema projectors offering rich, saturated color, high brightness and sharp, 4K resolution to its ever growing clientele.
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CCI to Install Escenic Content Engine Companywide at McClatchy
As part of a corporate strategy to streamline its multichannel publishing workflow, The McClatchy Company, the third-largest newspaper publisher in the United States with leading digital operations in each of its markets, will move the websites of all of its daily newspapers to a common Escenic Content Engine platform. The project, which is being carried out by CCI, will result in one of the largest Escenic Content Engine installations in the world.
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Brant Fagan, SOC, Relies On Anton/Bauer Batteries For Film Production Around The Globe
News: Brant Fagan, SOC, Relies On Anton/Bauer Batteries For Film Production Around The GlobeCinematographer and Steadicam® Camera Operator Brant Fagan, SOC, has traveled the globe, working on countless films, episodic television programs, commercials and the occasional live event production. Working his way up through the ranks of the industry for the past 20 years, he has witnessed much technological change and evolution. And through it all, he has consistently employed batteries, chargers and Gold Mounts® 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, film and healthcare technology industries.
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Master Revolution: DVnor Builds File-based Media Facility Around AmberFin Ingest, Transcoding and QC Technology
News: Master Revolution: DVnor Builds File-based Media Facility Around AmberFin Ingest, Transcoding and QC TechnologyAmberFin iCR Opens Doors to New Ways of Working at Leading Scandinavian Media Facility
Leading Scandinavian media facility, Oslo-based DVnor, has announced the successful completion of an infrastructure expansion project which sees it basing its digital file-based workflows on the AmberFin iCR software platform. Established in 2005 as a mastering facility to support the production of physical media such as DVD and Blu-ray in the local Norwegian market, DVnor’s adoption of file-based workflows enables the media facility to efficiently create file-based masters. These masters are subsequently transcoded into a number of formats to service Scandinavian customers such as iTunes, Netflix and IPTV VOD service providers. On this project, AmberFin has worked closely with its regional channel partner, Danmon Norge.
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Telestream Expands Executive Team, Hires Industry Veteran Paul Turner
Turner to lead the company's enterprise product and market development initiatives
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced expansion of the executive management team as industry veteran Paul Turner joins the company in a new role as Vice President of Enterprise Product Management. Turner brings more than 30 years of leadership in the broadcast and video technology industry in Europe and the USA. In addition, Paul has served for several years on the Board of Directors for the Advanced Media Workflow Association, and has published over a dozen technical papers on a variety of industry topics. As Vice President of Enterprise Product Management, Turner will lead Telestream's global product and market strategy efforts for the company's enterprise products.
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Hearst Television Makes Signiant the Centerpiece of Innovative New Solution to Speed Delivery of Local and National Ad Spots to U.S. Station Group
Automated Solution Demonstrates the Promise of Software-Oriented Architectures for Streamlined Ad Delivery; Aims to Accelerate Time to Air, Time to Revenue for 29 Local Stations
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that Hearst Television has selected its Managers+Agents™ technology platform as the file transfer backbone for a new, ultra-efficient TV advertising spot delivery system. Already deployed at three of Hearst’s 29 U.S. stations for testing, the innovative solution paves the way for same-day ad delivery by centralizing, automating and accelerating the digital ingest, processing, management and distribution of local and national TV spots –demonstrating the promise of software-oriented architectures for streamlined ad delivery and faster time to revenue.
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Christie Launches Superior Performance Xenolite Lamp Series
News: Christie Launches Superior Performance Xenolite Lamp SeriesCinemaCon demo to highlight improved brightness, power levels
Christie®, a global leader in cinema projection, today launched a set of four new Superior Performance Xenolite® lamps for its Series 2 Christie Solaria® projectors, ranging from 2kW to 6kW, at CinemaCon 2013.
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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Jurassic Park 3D"
News: From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Jurassic Park 3D"Own Steven Spielberg's Groundbreaking Classic For The First Time In State-Of-The Art 3D
Experience one of the most influential films in motion-picture history with director Steven Spielberg's ultimate thrill ride " Jurassic Park 3D" . To commemorate the film's 20th anniversary, the epic blockbuster has been remastered with advanced 3D formatting that presents the Academy Award®-winning visual effects in a fashion that was unimaginable during the film's first release. Jurassic Park 3D will be available on Blu-ray™ 3D, a 2D version of the film on Blu-ray™, DVD, UltraViolet™ and Digital Download with an all-new 3D bonus feature on April 23, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
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Harris Broadcast Brings Digital Television to Tanzania
Turnkey DVB-T2 project sees Harris Broadcast supply headend and transmitters to Sahara Media for the nation’s first free-to-air digital broadcasting
Sahara Media Group, the leading independent media company in Tanzania, has announced its intentions to develop a wide-ranging digital television service across the country. Enabling this service is a DVB-T2 transmission network from Harris Broadcast including multiple DTV transmitters, over-the-air encoding and multiplexing systems, and test and measurement products to analyze signal integrity and compliance. The project also includes Harris Broadcast infrastructure and support equipment.
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