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Colorfront Launches Express Dailies 2014 And On-Set Dailies 2014 With Transkoder
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, today introduced the latest 2014 versions of its industry-leading dailies software – Express Dailies 2014 and On-Set Dailies 2014 with the new Transkoder option. Colorfront will show both new products during NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Fraunhofer HHI Presents High-Efficiency, Full HD, Real-Time HEVC Encoding and Decoding at NAB 2014
The Fraunhofer HHI Real-Time Software Encoder Demonstrates a Significant Bit Rate Reduction for Full HD Video at 60Hz
NAB Booth #C7843 - The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, a leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks, multimedia systems, image processing and 3D, is showcasing its real-time encoding and decoding solutions for the recently established H.265/MPEG-HEVC video coding standard (HEVC) at this year’s NAB. The solutions on display include the Fraunhofer HHI HEVC real-time software encoder and HEVC real-time software decoder.
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Fraunhofer HHI Enhances Cost-Effective Hybrid 3D Production with Trifocal Camera System
Fraunhofer HHI presents first After Effects plug-ins for generation of 3D from trifocal camera system at NAB 2014
NAB booth #C7843 - The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, a leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks, multimedia systems, image processing and 3D, today announced the first software environment leveraging Adobe After Effects plug-ins for trifocal camera systems. This improves the workflow for flexible 3D production and makes it even more cost effective, making it possible to produce 3D cinematography with only slightly more effort than is needed for 2D. At NAB 2014, Fraunhofer HHI is showcasing the plug-ins together with its trifocal camera developed in association with Walt Disney Production Technology, Burbank, and ARRI, Munich.
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Vocas to Show Its Latest products at the NAB Show in Las Vegas
News: Vocas to Show Its Latest products at the NAB Show in Las VegasHighlights Include New MB-435 and MB-455 matte boxes and BP-18 19mm Dovetail Rail Support.
Vocas Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional quality camera accessories, will showcase its latest line-up of matte boxes, rail supports, focus controllers and other products at NAB 2014 (Stand C10518).
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOW
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOWLeading Camera Support Company Introduces New Fluid Head for Film & Digital Productions
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will feature its brand new Cineline 70 Fluid Head at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). This advanced camera support technology is purpose-built for film and digital production cinematographers who desire a new dimension in professional camera support.
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The ARRI Rental Group Strengthens its Team with Appointment of Dana Ross
News: The ARRI Rental Group Strengthens its Team with Appointment of Dana RossThe ARRI Rental Group is pleased to announce that Dana Ross has been appointed to the role of International Marketing Executive.
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Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014
News: Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014Codex recording and workflow technologies were used in the production of a wide range of Hollywood studio and independent motion pictures on release in the coming months – from touching teenage romances and dance comedies, to high-octane racing dramas and VFX-laden sci-fi fantasies.
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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Launch CORTEX CarryOn, Portable, All-in-One Dailies Solution
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Launch CORTEX CarryOn, Portable, All-in-One Dailies SolutionGroundbreaking system offers a fully-integrated solutions for dailies processing at an incredibly low price.
At NAB 2014, MTI Film will introduce CORTEX CarryOn, its new, portable, all-in-one, on-set dailies solution that is powerful enough to handle the most demanding production tasks and yet small enough to fit in the overhead bin of an aircraft.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Partners with Abelcine to Open New, Exclusive West Coast Product and Service Center
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Partners with Abelcine to Open New, Exclusive West Coast Product and Service CenterMiller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that the Burbank facility of AbelCine, a professional products and services provider meeting the needs of content creators working in digital cinema, high-speed, 3D, broadcast, new media and communications, will be its new, exclusive authorized product and service center on the West Coast. This relationship is part of Miller’s plan to further support its customers and continue expanding its presence in the region.
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ARRI Alura Lens Data System (LDS) Extenders Now Available
News: ARRI Alura Lens Data System (LDS) Extenders Now AvailableThe new Alura Lens Data System (LDS) 1.4x and 2.0x Extenders are the perfect products to extend the focal length range of zoom and prime lenses. Specially designed for ARRI/Fujinon Alura and Fujinon Cabrio zoom lenses, the extenders multiply the focal length of the base lens by a factor of 1.4 or 2.0 with only 1-2 stops of loss at full aperture. The quality matches other ARRI/Fujinon or ARRI/Zeiss lenses. The extenders have little to no effect on the optical quality of Aluras, offering a highly competitive solution over expensive, long-range zoom lenses.
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ARRI Unveils L5 LED Fresnel
News: ARRI Unveils L5 LED FresnelARRI is pleased to announce the newest member of the L-Series, the compact and lightweight L5. The L-Series started with the L7, an LED Fresnel with the same light qualities as a traditional tungsten Fresnel but with the added features of full CCT tuneability and color selection. The L5 now extends this successful line of products in a smaller, more portable form.
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Caster Series 2 Plus:  LoCaster 2 Plus, BroadCaster 2 Plus
Following the success of the ARRI Caster Series LED-based products, ARRI is excited to present the latest advancements in the Caster Series: LoCaster 2 Plus and BroadCaster 2 Plus.
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Expand Support
News: ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Expand SupportARRI Pro Camera Accessories (PCA) continue to expand with more options for shooters needing high-quality, rugged equipment that will last on a variety of cameras. Relying on customer feedback and demand, these latest offerings from PCA will support cameras for cinema, broadcast, documentaries and more.
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ARRI Electronic Control System To Include More Camera and Lens Compatibility
News: ARRI Electronic Control System To Include More Camera and Lens CompatibilityARRI’s Electronic Control System is a sophisticated toolset for remote camera and lens control. It includes the award-winning WCU-4 wireless hand unit, which displays extensive lens data when used with ALEXA Plus and Studio cameras, as well as its smaller companion, the SXU-1 single axis hand unit controlling either focus, iris, or zoom. A range of new motor controllers gives the Electronic Control System complete operational autonomy, allowing the WCU-4 and other system elements to be used with all types of cameras, including the new ARRI AMIRA cameras and other third-party cameras.
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ARRI UWZ Lenses Maximizes Wide Angles Like Never Before
News: ARRI UWZ Lenses Maximizes Wide Angles Like Never BeforeARRI’s new Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 -- the first super wide-angle zoom lens for the professional cine market -- is available in May.
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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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ARRI AMIRA Begins Shipping in April
News: ARRI AMIRA Begins Shipping in AprilARRI is pleased to announce the highly anticipated AMIRA documentary-style camera, available in a range of upgradeable packages, will begin shipping in April.
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ALEXA Software Update Packet SUP 10.0 Preview
News: ALEXA Software Update Packet SUP 10.0 PreviewFrom the outset, ARRI developed ALEXA as an upgradeable camera system to remain an enduring investment for years to come. Now established as the gold standard of movie production, ALEXA was the camera of choice for Gravity, winner of Best Cinematography and Best VFX Academy Awards. This is the third year in a row these two categories were awarded to a film captured on ALEXA (2012: Hugo, 2013: Life of Pi). ARRI is proud to announce further enhancements to this camera with ALEXA Software Update Packet SUP 10.0, to be available free of charge in Q3 2014.
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MA 135/T1.9 Completes Master Anamorphic Family from ZEISS and ARRI
News: MA 135/T1.9 Completes Master Anamorphic Family from ZEISS and ARRIComprehensive Range of High-Performance Anamorphic Cine Lenses Now Availablele on the Market
ARRI and ZEISS will be presenting the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic MA135/T1.9 at their booths at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. This lens completes the Master Anamorphic family, bringing it to a total of seven focal lengths.
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Ikegami to Host 8K Technology Exhibit, Show HDK-97ARRI, HD Unicam Line, Ultra High-Sensitivity Cameras, Oled Monitors & More At 2014 NAB Show
News: Ikegami to Host 8K Technology Exhibit, Show HDK-97ARRI, HD Unicam Line, Ultra High-Sensitivity Cameras, Oled Monitors & More At 2014 NAB ShowSuper Hi Vision Format Demonstration; Pioneering Broadcast + Digital Cinema Camera System; Unicam Versatility; HDK-5500 and HDL-4500; 25" & + 17" OLED Monitors Will Be Featured
NAB, Booth #C7725/ Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will demonstrate innovative systems and technologies at the 2014 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Codex and Solectrix Announce Technology Collaboration
Codex has announced a technology collaboration with high-end electronics solutions developer Solectrix Gmbh to deliver an ultra-compact, high-quality digital cinema camera and recording package.
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ASSIMILATE Licenses ProRes for SCRATCH Encoding on Microsoft Windows
ASSIMILATE Announced Today New v8 Versions of its SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Software to Allow Encoding of Apple ProRes Files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. The SCRATCH Data-Centric DI System is the Most Comprehensive, End-to-End Cinema and Broadcast Imaging Tool. Artists On-Set or in Post Production Can Now Use Both the OS X and Windows Versions Of The Software, and are Guaranteed the Highest Possible Quality and Encoding Speeds on Each Platform.
ASSIMILATE, the industry's leading provider of DI and dailies digital workflow tools, announced today new v8 versions of its popular SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® software, allowing users to encode Apple ProRes files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. Customers can now use both the OS X and Windows versions of the software, and artists either on-set or in post-production are guaranteed the highest possible quality and encoding speeds on each platform. SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8 (including ProRes encoding for Windows 7/8) are available immediately.
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EFILM Installs First Baselight Grading Suite
News: EFILM Installs First Baselight Grading SuiteColourist Tom Reiser Uses Baselight System to Create Distinctive Look for Action Adventure Release DIVERGENT
Hollywood post-production facility EFILM—a Deluxe Media Creative Services company and a long-time innovator in digital intermediate technology—has added to its toolset by installing a Baselight colour grading suite from FilmLight.
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Small Tree Unveils its Own Storage Operating System and Project Sharing Interface at NAB 2014 to Strengthen Company’s Shared Storage
Solutions ZenOS and Project Wrangler Deliver Super Fast Access to Video Editors
At this year’s NAB, Small Tree (Booth SL11105) will unveil its own storage operating system and new Interface to strengthen their already robust TitaniumZ all-in-one, real-time, Ethernet-based shared storage systems.
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Codex Launches Action CAM ‘Point Shoot & Post’ Package
News: Codex Launches Action CAM ‘Point Shoot & Post’ PackageCodex has announced Codex Action CAM, an ultra-compact, all-in-one, digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D and S3D production. The camera is designed for use as an Action | witness | POV camera system on commercials, TV and movie productions as a companion camera when regular camera packages are too large for the situation or location in which the production is trying to shoot.
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New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics at NAB 2014
News: New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics at NAB 2014Schneider Optics, Leading lens and filter maker, Schneider Optics will make several product introductions in Booth # C9035 at the NAB convention on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas.
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CARTONI to Debut New Low-Cost Fluid Head, Spreaderless 3 Stage Tripod and Other Products at NAB 2014
News: CARTONI to Debut New Low-Cost Fluid Head, Spreaderless 3 Stage Tripod and Other Products at NAB 2014New SMART PRO fluid head, STABILO spreader-less tripod, SMART STOP ENG tripod and E-REM 25 remote control head, as well as upgraded FOCUS HD and MASTER MK II will be shown by Manios Digital & Film.
CARTONI Rome and CARTONI USA, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of professional and prosumer camera support gear, will debut a number of new products and product upgrades at NAB 2014, including SMART PRO, a low-cost fluid head for camera payloads up to 13 lbs. (6 kg). CARTONI products will be showcased by Cartoni USA, Stand C9539.
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ARRI Releases Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.1 and ARRIRAW Converter 3.0
As technology evolves, ARRI continues to sustain and improve the performance of the ALEXA family of cameras with the release of ALEXA Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.1 and the ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.0. The ARRIRAW Converter is ARRI´s free reference tool for processing ARRIRAW files in the optimal quality. A new, exciting feature includes the ability to uprez to 4K or UHD-1. For ALEXA XT and ALEXA Classic cameras with the XR Module Upgrade, SUP 9.1 increases the camera's DNxHD 444 recording capabilities and provides a better user experience.
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Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson Film
News: Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson FilmCollaborative Digital Workflow Creates Look for Sci-Fi Movie Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Dirty Looks, the London colour grading studio specialising in Baselight grading for independent movies, carried out the finish of "Under the Skin" - the latest movie from director Jonathan Glazer, starring Scarlett Johansson. Visual effects were completed by Dirty Looks’ creative partner, One of Us; sharing the same building made collaboration even easier to realise the director’s vision.
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StarliteHD - Transvideo's New On-Board Professional 3G-SDI Field Monitor the Size of a Smartphone
StarliteHD Will be Presented at the Transvideo Booth #C6443 at NAB, Las Vegas, LVCC, Exhibition April 7-10
Award-winning French monitor company Transvideo has furthered its commitment to Digital Cinematography by the launch of a new concept of on-board field monitor, StarliteHD.
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Blackmagic Design Congratulates Oscar Nominated Films Colored on DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips,” “Philomena” and “20 Feet From Stardom” on their 2014 Oscar® nominations, awarded by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®. Blackmagic Design is proud to announce that color correction for all of these films was done on DaVinci Resolve. “20 Feet From Stardom,” which won this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, was also completed using Blackmagic Design’s Teranex 2D Processor.
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Prism & Pixels Grows with FilmLight
News: Prism & Pixels Grows with FilmLightIndia’s Boutique Post-House Expands with Additional Baselight Suites
Prism & Pixels – which has served the post-production market in India for over six years – recently added its third state of the art FilmLight digital intermediate (DI) grading suite to its facilities, and is in the process of ordering a fourth. It now has two Baselight grading theatrical suites, in addition to a Baselight Assist for backroom conform, file management, 3D-stereo alignment and rendering.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology
The Film Industry of The Future Will Consist of More Than Just Digital Technology
It is clear that the fields of computer and film are increasingly merging but there is more involved than just the bare hardware; the business models are also changing. This year’s cinec and the cineCongress will focus on this issue as well as showcasing the benefits and advantages of new technologies. Exhibitors can still benefit from the early bird discount.
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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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Romancing “Her”
News: Romancing “Her”The Room Completes Post Production for Oscar®-nominated Filmmaker Spike Jonze’s Original Love Story Exploring the Evolving Nature—and the Risks—of Intimacy in the Modern World.
In Annapurna Pictures’ "Her," Director Spike Jonze tells a story, set in the slight future, of Theodore, a complex, soulful man who becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system that promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Rooney Mara, and featuring the voice of Scarlett Johansson, the film has attracted extraordinary critical praise as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Score and Best Original Song.
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Fisher Film Works uses DaVinci Resolve 10 for Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” Music Video
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 10 was used by Gavin Fisher of LA based production and post facility Fisher Film Works for color grading Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” music video.
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Picture This Productions Gets Confident with Bluefish444 Create 3D Ultra
News: Picture This Productions Gets Confident with Bluefish444 Create 3D UltraFounded in 1999, Phoenix-based Picture This Productions Inc. (PTP) has been providing fully equipped professional production crews to major studios, broadcast networks, national television shows, advertising agencies, and corporate clients, and is well-versed in all facets of video production, from dramatic productions, comedies, music videos, independent features, documentaries, commercials, electronic press kits, behind the scenes, multi-camera shoots, reality TV, sports and full feature stories for national news and television shows. PTP offers complete post-production editing services with state of the art equipment, and has global experience in 5K, 4K and High Definition resolution motion pictures, with services from script to screen.
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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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ARRI Hosts Nebraska & Monuments Men Event
News: ARRI Hosts Nebraska & Monuments Men EventReflecting its long-running association with the Berlin International Film Festival, yesterday ARRI hosted a well-attended Berlinale event at the city’s famous Hotel Adlon with cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, who recently used ARRI ALEXA cameras and the ARRIRAW format to shoot the anamorphic feature films "Nebraska" and "The Monuments Men."
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Charlie Tammaro
News: Charlie TammaroARRI CSC is very saddened to announce the passing of Charlie Tammaro on February 12th after a long illness. He was 58 years old and leaves behind his wife Ann Marie and 2 children.
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Rich Joneleit joins the ARRI CSC New Jersey Camera Rental Team
News: Rich Joneleit joins the ARRI CSC New Jersey Camera Rental TeamARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of Rich Joneleit to the camera rental office in New Jersey. In his role as Camera Rental Agent he will report to Camera Rental Manager Lynn “Gus” Gustafson and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining strong client relationships.
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Joey L. Highlights Ethiopian Narrative with Zylight
News: Joey L. Highlights Ethiopian Narrative with ZylightFilm Shoot Relies on Battery-Powered F8 LED Fresnel in Remote Region
Known professionally as Joey L., Joey Lawrence is a still photographer by trade and still new at directing live action projects. The story of his new short film, "People of the Delta," was developed from his five years of photography work in Southern Ethiopia. Shot on location in the region, the project relied heavily on the Zylight F8 LED Fresnel when conditions proved problematic for HMI lighting instruments.
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Codex Recruits Rumberg As Director Of Product Strategy
News: Codex Recruits Rumberg As Director Of Product StrategyCodex has hired Jens Rumberg as its new director of product strategy. Rumberg brings over a decade of cutting-edge experience in motion picture image-science, digital camera and workflow development to Codex, and will focus on developing the company’s current and next-generation product ranges for motion picture and high-end TV production and post production.
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ARRI Now Taking Amira Orders, Prices Start At $39,999.00
News: ARRI Now Taking Amira Orders, Prices Start At $39,999.00ARRI announces today that pricing has been set for its new documentary-style camera, AMIRA. Orders are now being taken. Prices for the camera with viewfinder start at $39,999.00 and customers can choose from a wide range of feature and accessory options to build their ideal package.
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Codex In 2014 Awards Season
News: Codex In 2014 Awards SeasonCodex digital recording and workflow products harnessed by nine motion pictures in 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and ASC Awards nominations
Codex is delighted to announce that its digital workflow and recording products were extensively used in the production pipelines of nine motion pictures nominated at the prestigious 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards.
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SIM Digital Toronto to Host Technology Showcase on January 30
News: SIM Digital Toronto to Host Technology Showcase on January 30The latest cameras, lenses, lighting, camera accessories, workflow technology and much more to be featured in Las Vegas-themed event.
Some of the world’s leading manufacturers of camera systems, lenses, lighting equipment, workflow technology and other film and television production gear will be on hand as SIM Digital, along with PS Production Services and Bling Digital, hosts its SIM Technology Showcase on January 30th. Held annually at SIM’s headquarters in Toronto, the showcase has become a can’t miss event for seasoned and emerging production professionals seeking to connect with industry experts. Exhibitors at this year’s event will include ARRI, which will be showing the ARRI AMIRA, its new documentary-style camera, for the first time in Canada. Sony will be demonstrating new workflows for its popular F55 camera system.
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Bling Digital to Host Panel on Post On Demand at Vancouver’s Digital Days Event
Emerging workflow technologies that are revolutionizing film and television post-production will be the focus of panel discussion hosted by SIM Digital’s Bling Digital unit as part of the 2nd Digital Days Conference and Expo in Burnaby, British Columbia.
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Stefan Kramper Joins Molden Media
News: Stefan Kramper Joins Molden MediaDigital Media Veteran to Direct Worldwide Sales and Marketing
Multi-disciplinary broadcast innovators Molden Media have announced the appointment of Stefan Kramper to the position of Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director.
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Brennen Dicker Joins SIM Digital Atlanta to Lead Post Operations
News: Brennen Dicker Joins SIM Digital Atlanta to Lead Post OperationsSIM Digital today announces that Brennen Dicker has joined its Atlanta office as Post Production Manager. Dicker, who previously served as Director of Post Production Sales at Crawford Media Services, arrives with broad experience in all aspects of film and television production, and deep ties to Atlanta’s production community. In his new role, he will lead SIM Atlanta’s Bling Digital unit which provides a variety of leading-edge data management, dailies processing and post production services to film and television productions. SIM Digital also maintains facilities in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Beijing.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10.1
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 10.1 software which adds new editing and 3D stereoscopic features as well as support for Final Cut Pro™ X 10.1. DaVinci Resolve 10.1 is available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Cinelicious Puts Film First For Three Sundance Premiere Projects
News: Cinelicious Puts Film First For Three Sundance Premiere ProjectsCinelicious is excited to have contributed post services for three Sundance 2014 premiere films, Michael Tully’s "Ping Pong Summer," Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," and Jeff Preiss’ "Low Down," all shot on 16mm and 35mm film.
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From 1994 First to Use Freefly System’s MōVI M10 with ARRI Alexa M
News: From 1994 First to Use Freefly System’s MōVI M10 with ARRI Alexa MThe emotionally powerful short film, "From 1994," produced by Seattle-based MINDCASTLE, is the first film to be shot entirely using Freefly System’s MōVI camera stabilizer with the ARRI Alexa M digital cinema camera.
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DaVinci Resolve 10 and Teranex 2D Used on Lorde’s “Team” Music Video
News: DaVinci Resolve 10 and Teranex 2D Used on Lorde’s “Team” Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that Santa Monica based post production facility Prehistoric Digital graded the music video for Lorde’s new single, “Team,” on DaVinci Resolve 10. The company also used Blackmagic Design’s Teranex 2D video processor to complete a range of standards conversions to get the new music video ready for an international audience.
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ARRI CSC Appoints Chris Mackarell As Digital Workflow Manager
News: ARRI CSC Appoints Chris Mackarell As Digital Workflow ManagerARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the United States, is pleased to announce that Chris MacKarell has been promoted to Digital Workflow Manager. He will continue to oversee ARRI CSC’s Digital Workflow and On Set activities for New Jersey and Florida facilities while at the same time contributing to ARRI Rental Group product development and Technical Marketing.
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Pablo comes to 'Pemberley' for Christmas blockbuster TV mini-series
News: Pablo comes to 'Pemberley' for Christmas blockbuster TV mini-seriesLipSync Post handles post-production for new BBC drama 'Death Comes to Pemberley'
Death Comes to Pemberley, one of the most eagerly anticipated programmes in the UK's Christmas TV schedule this year, was entirely post-produced at LipSync Post in London, with color grading and deliverables carried out on one of the facility's three Quantel Pablo color correction and finishing systems by Senior Colourist, Stuart Fyvie, who completed the grade on all three one hour episodes in just nine days.
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OConnor Helps Crescenzo Raise the Bar of Visual Excitement on "CSI: Las Vegas"
News: OConnor Helps Crescenzo Raise the Bar of Visual Excitement on "CSI: Las Vegas"Keeping a hit television show that’s been on the air for 14 years fresh and interesting is a demanding challenge. As scripts get bigger to sustain audience interest, budgets inevitably get smaller. “When a show reaches syndication, it has primarily done its job of crossing the finish line of making money for a very long time,” says "CSI" cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile, ASC. “So, why spend more when the networks, at this point, don’t have to. It’s a creative challenge to keep the audience coming back with what we have. It’s not making more – it’s making the freshest. Working with OConnor and it’s support equipment, it keeps us cameramen perpetually perfecting camera movement and striving higher to express a story. Each week we try to creatively surpass what we did in the previous episode, and in our own way, raise the bar – if not for the audience, for ourselves as filmmakers. And, I can always count on OConnor to be there to help me make this possible.”
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Navigation Films Cruises Into 4K Post with Facilis TerraBlock
News: Navigation Films Cruises Into 4K Post with Facilis TerraBlockNavigation Films Co-Owner and Managing Director Mike Charlton moved to Dubai in 2003 to launch a local facility for Atlas Television – a UK-based video kit rental house.
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ARRI Offers Lighting Resource with new Photometrics App
The new ARRI Photometrics App for iPhone and iPad gives quick access to the properties and luminous outputs for ARRI’s renowned light fixtures. Created for lighting and cinematography professionals this free application is now available in the iTunes store. Once downloaded, this valuable tool puts a wealth of information right at your fingertips, whenever you need it – whether on set or shooting in remote locations.
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"L’heure bleue: In the blue blaze of twilight" with the OConnor 2575
News: "L’heure bleue: In the blue blaze of twilight" with the OConnor 2575In the blue hour, the sky shines deep indigo, producing an almost magical atmosphere. Any cinematographers who want to capture the special light in this limited time frame must be able to quickly and dependably work with their equipment. That is why Italian cinematographer Maura Morales Bergmann depended on the versatile 2575 fluid head by OConnor, a part of Vitec Videcom, a Vitec Group company, to shoot the French short film last year "L’heure bleue" by director Annarita Zambarano.
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AbelCine Training Announces The Launch Of Online Workshops
AbelCine’s Professional Camera and Technology Workshops Now Available to Audiences Worldwide
Today, AbelCine announced the launch of online workshops through their website, training.abelcine.com. These new online classes are based on the highly successful workshops presented at the company’s New York City and Burbank, CA locations.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21st to 23rd September 2014, MOC Events Center Munich, Germany
Computers and film grow together
Times are changing. Digitalisation generates new challenges but also new chances for the film industry. Gathering information has the top priority. Thus, the specialised trade show cinec provides an ideal market place for all film professionals. Booths can already been booked for the event in fall 2014.
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Aframe Helps Timeline TV Move, Store and Manage Digital Dailies Super-fast and Securely For Drama Series “In the Flesh”
News: Aframe Helps Timeline TV Move, Store and Manage Digital Dailies Super-fast and Securely For Drama Series “In the Flesh”Aframe Delivers Avid Edit Ready Proxies To London in Under 5 hours, instead of over 35 hours; Uniting Media City and London in A New Era of Digital Dailies Management
Aframe announced that its cloud video production platform helped Timeline TV in Media City to expedite production for the second series of BBC Three’s zombie drama “In the Flesh.” By streamlining the Avid-centric workflow and eliminating a time-consuming transcoding step, Aframe helped Timeline TV make rushes ready for the edit, and make viewing copies available to clients and executives in less than 5 hours, instead of the usual 35 hours.
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ALEXA In-Camera DNxHD 444 Recording With SUP 9.0
With the release today of Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.0 for ARRI ALEXA XT cameras and ALEXA Classic cameras with the XR Module Upgrade, DNxHD becomes available in 444 for cameras with a DNxHD license.
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Alexa Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.0 Released
ARRI is proud to announce the availability of Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.0 for all ARRI ALEXA cameras. In addition to numerous improvements to the user interface, SUP 9.0 adds a slew of exciting new features including new recording capabilities, new codec options, new recording media and expanded support for accessories.
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Camerimage Film Festival Competition Winners Announced
Competition winners at CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, were revealed today as the 21st edition came to a close with a gala awards celebration at the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz.
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Manolo Rojas Chooses AJA Hi5 and HA5 Signal Converters Delivering True Blacks for High-Resolution Monitoring
News: Manolo Rojas Chooses AJA Hi5 and HA5 Signal Converters Delivering True Blacks for High-Resolution MonitoringManolo Rojas has been working as a Steadicam Operator for more than 22 years on high profile feature film, commercial and music video projects including "Godzilla," "Don Jon" and "Walking with Dinosaurs 3D."
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Leader Instruments Demonstrates Advances In Broadcast Signal Analysis At CCW, New York
News: Leader Instruments Demonstrates Advances In Broadcast Signal Analysis At CCW, New York
Leader Instruments demonstrated a range of advanced video and audio signal analysis products at Content & Communications World in New York, November 13-14. Held in the Javits Convention Center, the show was supported by over 280 exhibitors and is the largest East Coast exhibition and conference in the broadcast industry calendar.
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Mayers Chooses Litepanels LEDs for ABC Comedy “Mixology”
News: Mayers Chooses Litepanels LEDs for ABC Comedy “Mixology”Cinematographer Michael Mayers’ assignment for the new ABC half-hour single camera comedy “Mixology” is to create a rich dramatic look with an immediacy and upbeat approach to his photography. “Because this is comedy, and there is a lot of improvisation, I try to cross-shoot with our two ARRI Alexa cameras which carry either Angenieux Optimo or Fujinon Cabrio lenses, whenever I can,” says Mayers. “That way, all the actors in the scene are ‘on’ at the same time and we don’t have to go back to shoot the other side of the coverage and lose the spontaneity of the moment. Of course, that approach really ups the ante on my lighting. And, that’s where Litepanels LEDs are key to my getting the shots.”
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“Psyched Out”
News: “Psyched Out”SIM Digital/Bling Digital provide workflow support to hit USA Network series for a record three straight seasons.
Critically lauded and a ratings hit, "Psych" recently wrapped its eighth season in Vancouver, adding to its record as USA Network’s longest-running series. And for the third straight year, the Universal Cable Productions series is making its way from the camera to the screen via an innovative file-based workflow designed and supported by camera and production equipment specialist SIM Digital and its post-production unit Bling Digital.
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Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” To Close Camerimage Film Festival
Terry Gilliam To Present “The Zero Theorem” As The Festival’s Second Opening Night Film
CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that Ben Stiller’s new comedy drama The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has been selected to close the 21st edition of the Festival, which takes place November 16th – 23rd.
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Abelcine Becomes Reseller For Freefly Systems Mōvi Camera Stabilization System
Freefly Systems today announces AbelCine as a reseller for the MōVI line of camera stabilization systems. Since the launch at NAB 2013, the MōVI has generated a great deal of excitement and has been busy working on a variety of feature films, commercials, and television shows. “As a technical leader and innovator in the industry, AbelCine is a natural choice to represent the MōVI product line,” says Freefly co-founder Tabb Firchau.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10 Shipping
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 10, available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve 10 is a major upgrade that includes innovative on set tools, new editing features, support for OpenFX plug-ins and more.
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New Pomfort Silverstack 3.3 Update With ARRIRAW And Transcoding
News: New Pomfort Silverstack 3.3 Update With ARRIRAW And TranscodingThe latest Silverstack 3.3 update includes real-time playback and metadata support of ARRI Alexa RAW sequences and comes with a brand new “First Look Transcoding” functionality that enables the efficient conversion of e.g. RAW sequences or other professional camera formats into QuickTime ProRes and H.264.
Pomfort, a global provider of professional solutions for data and color management on the film set, today releases a new update to its flagship software product Silverstack. The new Silverstack 3.3 adds real-time playback and metadata support both for ARRI AlexaTM RAW and for CinemaDNG RAW sequences – allowing an efficient quality check of footage directly at the film set, and enabling the organization and preparation of clips on the basis of technical and descriptive metadata in the Silverstack library.
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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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Cooke Optics brings miniS4/i lenses to BVE North 2013
News: Cooke Optics brings miniS4/i lenses to BVE North 2013- Cooke mini S4/i range brings ‘Cooke Look’ to TV dramas -
At BVE North 2013 Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will demonstrate its miniS4/i lenses that are increasingly being used to bring an organic look to digital content for high end television dramas such as "Devious Maids" and "The Client List." The Leicester-based company will also show its T1.4 5/i prime lenses on Stand D28.
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SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Drives Progress Toward Next-Gen Images and Audio
SMPTE Event Enjoys Record Attendance as Experts Examine Transformative Technologies Including 4K/UHD and Beyond
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition concluded successfully on Oct. 24 with record attendance following a series of presentations, debates, panel discussions, and technology exhibitions that demonstrated why this has become the premier annual event for motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, and the allied arts and sciences.
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Modern VideoFilm Uses DaVinci Resolve to Color FOX’s Hit Television Show “Sleepy Hollow”
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve is being used for color correction on FOX’s hit television show “Sleepy Hollow.” Supervising Senior Colorist Todd Bochner, of L.A. based post production facility Modern VideoFilm, is responsible for coloring the series and relies on DaVinci Resolve to help deliver the show’s highly stylized look on tight deadlines.
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Anton/Bauer To Present Professional Mobile Power Solutions At Photoplus EXPO 2013
News: Anton/Bauer To Present Professional Mobile Power Solutions At Photoplus EXPO 2013Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, will present a variety of its mobile power solutions at this year’s Photo District News PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo (Vitec Videocom/Anton/Bauer booth #1244).
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Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key Roles
News: Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key RolesEntertainment Technology Consultants (ETC), the leading provider of production and consulting services to the entertainment technology sector, announced that Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith are joining the company in key technology roles. Cowan rejoins the company as Chief Innovation Engineer. Smith will assume the newly created role of Senior Creative Liaison. The two will focus on technology developments that enhance the creation, processing and display of content for the entertainment industry.
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Some Girl(S), Like Rachel Morrison, Prefer Anton/Bauer Batteries
News: Some Girl(S), Like Rachel Morrison, Prefer Anton/Bauer BatteriesCinematographer Trusts HyTRON 140s and DIONIC 90s to Power Her Recent Feature Film
Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, continues to be the battery of choice for the latest generation of up-and-coming cinematographers. Case in point—when it came to selecting batteries for her latest film, cinematographer Rachel Morrison showed no hesitation in utilizing Anton/Bauer products to fuel the production of, "Some Girl(s)," starring Kristen Bell and Adam Brody.
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Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
News: Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
ARRI also chose Mistika to Finish Engaging 4K Feature Film "Run Boy Run"
Strategically placed in the centre of the trendy Mitte area of Berlin, brand new post production house ARRI Mitte has emerged and has invested in a Mistika 4K DI post production system from SGO's German Reseller creative tools, to service its high-end commercial and feature film projects. ARRI Mitte is the second facility related to the established parent company ARRI Film and TV Services Berlin GmbH and works on feature films by leading directors and with blue-chip clients for big brand names for ad campaigns for the likes of McDonald's, VW, Nikon, Fiat, Mobile.de, SKY, Danone Activia, Vodafone, Schweppes, BMW, Toshiba, Goretex, Sony Ericsson, Lipton Ice Tea and many others.
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Colorfront Announces Colorfront Cloud Services
News:  Colorfront Announces Colorfront Cloud ServicesInnovative cloud services facilitate new distributed post-production service model
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials, today announced the introduction of Colorfront Cloud Services.
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Matt Siegel Chooses Leader Lv5381 For Digital Cinematography Seminar
News: Matt Siegel Chooses Leader Lv5381 For Digital Cinematography Seminar(Cypress, California--October 17, 2013) Multiple-award-winning film producer and cinematographer Matt Siegel chose a Leader LV5381 four-input multi-SDI monitor for use during his recent seminar on Digital Cinematography at The Maine Media Workshops. Designed for emerging cinematographers, the course explained the advantages of using digital technology and explored the challenges and limitations of various digital formats.
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Encore and Level 3 Post Use DaVinci Resolve for Some of the Biggest Fall TV Shows
Blackmagic Design today announced that Los Angeles based sister post production companies Encore and Level 3 Post, both part of the Deluxe Creative Services Group, are using DaVinci Resolve for color grading on some of the biggest prime time television programs of the 2013 American fall television schedule. This includes returning hit shows such as “Once Upon a Time” and “Elementary” and new shows such as “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.”
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Company 3 Uses DaVinci Resolve to Color Correct "Captain Phillips"
News: Company 3 Uses DaVinci Resolve to Color Correct "Captain Phillips"Blackmagic Design today announced that Company 3 London has used DaVinci Resolve for color grading the film adaptation of “Captain Phillips,” the new blockbuster film starring Tom Hanks.
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BlackcamSystems Add Dynamic Moves to Music Competitions, Rising Dance Stars, and Live Events
News: BlackcamSystems Add Dynamic Moves to Music Competitions, Rising Dance Stars, and Live EventsFrom TV show competitions to music festivals, from car shows to movie premiers, BlackcamSystems are on the scene. By customizing its various systems for diverse uses, Blackcam remote-controlled camera tracking systems allow for unique coverage from all angles.
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SIM Digital Reinvents the Rental House Model to Serve a Production Industry Where Data is King
News: SIM Digital Reinvents the Rental House Model to Serve a Production Industry Where Data is KingJohn DeBoer, chief operating officer of Toronto-headquartered SIM Digital, sensed that the rental house business model needed to evolve back in 2009. At that time, SIM had been operating for nearly three decades and become one of the top rental houses in North America for cameras, editing systems and a variety of other gear for television, commercials and broadcast production. The rental business was going through a radical shift as productions were abandoning 35mm film in favor of digital capture. The shift involved more than switching cameras, the entire production and post-production workflow—one that had been in place for decades—needed to be reinvented in order to accommodate imagery in the form of data files rather than celluloid.
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Codex Desert Heat
News: Codex Desert HeatCinematographer John Seale Takes Codex into the Namibian Desert to capture “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
"Mad Max: Fury Road" is the fourth installment in writer/director George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action franchise. It is also the first digital film for cinematographer John Seale, whose storied career spans more than 30 years and such iconic titles as "Mosquito Coast," " Witness," "Dead Poets Society" and "Rain Man."
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Ikegami HDK-97ARRI Wins IABM 2013 Award For Design & Innovation
News: Ikegami HDK-97ARRI Wins IABM 2013 Award For Design & InnovationPioneering New Broadcast-Style Production Camera with Digital Cinema Performance Is Recognized for Innovation at IBC
The Ikegami HDK-97ARRI has been recognized with the prestigious IABM 2013 Award for Design & Innovation, presented at the 2013 IBC exhibition in Amsterdam. The awards are presented annually at IBC by the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM), and recognize products that offer significant solutions or new opportunities to the broadcast supply industry.
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Hungarian FilmLab Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::Dailies for New Digital Dailies Service
Europe’s BoneheadZ oversees installation of the most comprehensive digital dailies system in Eastern Europe.
The Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), Hungary’s largest provider of film laboratory and post-production services, has purchased MTI Film’s flagship dailies processing solution, CORTEX::Control Dailies Ultimate Edition. FilmLab will employ CORTEX::Dailies to service feature and television productions working in Hungary and throughout Europe. The system is capable of processing camera data from all popular digital cinema cameras, including cameras made by Sony, ARRI, Canon and RED, and creating media required for editorial, review and back-up, with or without applied color grading.
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Ron Howard’s “Rush” Graded on DaVinci Resolve
News: Ron Howard’s “Rush” Graded on DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that Company 3 in London has used DaVinci Resolve for color grading Ron Howard’s F1 racing biographical action film “Rush.”
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ARRI Inc. Adds Jim Davis as Broadcast Sales Specialist
ARRI welcomes Jim Davis to the position of Broadcast Sales Specialist, where he will focus on field production, news and sports magazines, reality markets and more for the Americas region. Says Bill Russell, Vice President of Camera Products: “We welcome Jim Davis to the ARRI camera sales team as we prepare to bring the new AMIRA documentary-style camera to market. Jim is well known and well respected in our industry and his knowledge and experience will help us broaden our market with AMIRA.”
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Litepanels Go Thru Fire and Smoke for Wiegand on "Chicago Fire"
News: Litepanels Go Thru Fire and Smoke for Wiegand on "Chicago Fire"Most of the fire seen in the hit series "Chicago Fire" is real, if only occasionally supplemented by added flames in post VFX. To capture the intensity of this high action drama, cinematographer Lisa Wiegand relies on Litepanels Bi-Color 1x1s color adjustment capability and the durable MiniPlus, which she lovingly refers to as “bricks”.
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International Cinematographers Guild Names Special Awards Winners
Presentation at ASC Clubhouse, Sept. 27
Four major Hollywood corporations will be presenting awards at a special luncheon organized by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Hollywood on Friday, September 27 as part of the celebrations of the Guild's 17th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA).
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IBC 2013 - Major new software release for Pablo Rio
Quantel's high quality color and finishing system gains new camera and file format support and more tools
At IBC 2013, Quantel showed the latest software for Pablo Rio. This is the fourth feature release in just six months adding to an already feature-rich toolset. The new software adds support for several new digital capture and file formats together with enhanced color control, as well as editing and conform improvements that further streamline workflows.
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"Wilfred" Becomes First Series to Use New Litepanels Sola 12
News: "Wilfred" Becomes First Series to Use New Litepanels Sola 12It is important for gaffer Tom Pugh to have the best lighting he can get for the quirky FX series, "Wilfred," about a manic depressive man who sees his neighbor’s dog as a man in a dog suit. When Pugh saw the new Litepanels Sola 12 Fresnels, he immediately added the LED fixture to his lighting package.
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Super Wide-Angle ARRI UWZ 9.5-18 MM Zoom Lens
News: Super Wide-Angle ARRI UWZ 9.5-18 MM Zoom LensAt IBC 2013 ARRI introduces the new Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9, the first super wide-angle zoom lens for the professional cine market. With an unusually accommodating image circle of 33.7 mm, the UWZ has been designed for both existing and future generations of large-sensor digital cameras, incorporating patented, cutting-edge lens technologies that overcome known problems with previous wide-angle zooms.
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New ARRI SXU-1 Single-Axis Wireless Lens Control
News: New ARRI SXU-1 Single-Axis Wireless Lens ControlARRI’s Wireless System is a sophisticated toolset for controlling lens and camera functions on set. At IBC 2013 ARRI is announcing a new product in the Wireless System line-up – the SXU-1, a single-axis hand unit for wireless iris or focus control.
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ARRI AMIRA Puts 35mm Sensor in Documentary-Style PackageARRI AMIRA Puts 35mm Sensor in Documentary-Style Package
Shooters with a need for efficiency and hardiness and a desire for great image quality will want to check out ARRI AMIRA, a new documentary-style camera available in April.
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Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC Brings Blackmagic to DallasRodney Charters, ASC, CSC Brings Blackmagic to Dallas
Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC is probably best known for his work as cinematographer on the groundbreaking international hit 24. The most recent of his many jobs since then is TNT's Dallas, where he has shot 36 episodes so far, and directed three. Creative COW Contributing Editor Debra Kaufman spoke to Rodney about his work on both sides of the lens, including his use of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera to complement the production's ARRI Alexas.
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Behind the Lens: The Lone RangerBehind the Lens: The Lone Ranger's Bojan Bazelli
Bojan Bazelli, ASC, working with Director Gore Verbinski, designed and executed a unique look for The Lone Ranger. With a nod to the much-filmed Western genre, they made a uniquely contemporary film with a much more desaturated color palette and a grittier look to the classic locations.
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NAB 2013: ARRI Upgrades Alexa & Shows Off Anamorphic LensesNAB 2013: ARRI Upgrades Alexa & Shows Off Anamorphic Lenses
ARRI made good on its promise to plan a long-life path for Alexa; at NAB 2013, the company offered the XR Module and several components of the Alexa XT configuration as upgrades. The first three focal lengths of the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series are slated to ship next month, and ARRI showed a 10-minute film shot with the 50 mm MA50 lens. Also on tap were Pro Camera Accessories for the Sony F5/F55, new Alura LDS Extenders, lightweight matte box LMB-6, and the new Cage System II.
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Killer Dailies: The Walking Dead & Vampire DiariesKiller Dailies: The Walking Dead & Vampire Diaries
Undead hits The Walking Dead (shooting on film) and The Vampire Diaries (shooting with ARRI Alexa) are both shot near Atlanta, GA, and both rely on Crawford Media Services for dailies for two very different workflows, one revolving around the ARRI Alexa, the other around Super 16 film.
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“Red Obsession” weaves intoxicating story
Freelance video pro relies on Adobe video workflow to edit documentary about Bordeaux wine Paul Murphy studied writing in school, but his first job was with a publishing house overseeing the production of promotional videos for new books. He was instantly intrigued so he bought a copy of Adobe Premiere...
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Award-winning television commercial editor switches to all Adobe workflow
Captain Morgan and “got milk?” commercials cut with Adobe Premiere Pro software A study abroad program to London is what first sparked Adam Pertofsky’s interest in the film and television business. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he moved to London where he spent time as a production assistant...
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SILBERSALZ Film takes color to new depths with Adobe SpeedGrade CC
Adobe Creative Cloud drives editing and color grading workflow The human ear is precise, but the eye is subjective. This means that color grading is much an art as it is a science. SILBERSALZ Film is a studio that focuses on the subtle color adjustments that give commercials and films...
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