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MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter
News: MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter"Meet Sunny and Steve," the charming characters brought to life by MPC NY in a light-hearted short film written and directed under one roof by in-house talent Bill Dorais and Ty Coyle. Born out of MPC’s love for storytelling, the passion project quickly turned into an ongoing creative platform to collaborate, experiment, and develop talent within the MPC NY character design team.
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Filmmaking in LA Event Works to Inform Local Filmmakers
Panel of Filmmakers Set to Share Experiences and Rally To Keep Productions at Home
In an ongoing effort to bring and keep production in LA, the Los Angeles Post Production Group is teaming up with NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and FilmL.A. to provide an opportunity for filmmakers to become better informed about what the City of Los Angeles has to offer, how the permitting process works and what types of facilities are even available free of charge right here in the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
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Calabash Animation Heads Back To The Office For Latest Lucky Charms Spot Targeting Adults
News: Calabash Animation Heads Back To The Office For Latest Lucky Charms Spot Targeting Adults “Cubicle” Latest Ad In Brand’s Recent Efforts Aimed At Older Cereal Lovers
Lucky Charms are definitely not just for kids. That’s a point made in a series of recent spots targeting adults consumers of the beloved cereal – the latest is “Cubicle” (:15), created by agency Saatchi & Saatchi, New York and featuring animation from the award-winning studio Calabash Animation.
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Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level Hires
News: Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level HiresCreative Content Agency Adds Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung
Bonfire Labs has continued to grow its in-house capabilities, adding three new hires to accommodate burgeoning client demand and enhance its staff infrastructure. Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung have all joined Bonfire, adding experience, creativity and talent to an already impressive Bonfire team.
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Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance Capture
News: Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance CaptureT-Series Upgrade Increases Full Performance Capture Space By Over 200% Helping Quantic Dream Achieve More with Less Technology
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, today announced that Quantic Dream, the world renowned games studio, has invested in 38 additional T-Series T160 cameras. Having previously enlisted Vicon technology for PS3 exclusive titles, "Beyond: Two Souls" and "Heavy Rain," the recent investment will enable Quantic Dream to execute future high-profile projects in a larger full performance capture (FPC) space than ever before.
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BRW Filmland Los Angeles Defines The Unyielding Performance Of Porsche
News: BRW Filmland Los Angeles Defines The Unyielding Performance Of PorscheBRW FILMLAND Los Angeles director Stewart Hendler defines the enduring thrill and allure felt by sports car enthusiasts in the aspirational and artful new :60 “Believers” for Porsche out of Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago. The invigorating spot journeys from the early days of the sleek German automotive brand, following the youthful dream of the streamlined ride to the modern host of thrill-seeking, motivated, passionate and bold individuals who prefer modes of conveyance with some muscle under the hood.
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K-Tek TadpoleX Holds GoPro and more
News: K-Tek TadpoleX Holds GoPro and moreK-Tek, makers of award-winning video camera and audio accessories, boom poles and microphone support products, announces the TadpoleX, the newest member of its Tadpole small camera handle lineup. Tadpoles have become the popular solution for holding small HD action cameras.
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Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show Company
News: Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show CompanyAward Winning Director Joins the TPSC roster.
Joe Schaak, a director known for his comedy and dialogue commercial work, has signed for exclusive representation with integrated production house The Traveling Picture Show Company.
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Camera Corps Q3 Takes Centre stage at 2014 NAB Show
News: Camera Corps Q3 Takes Centre stage at 2014 NAB ShowCamera Corps reports a swarm of interest in its new Q3 compact robotic head among television production creatives attending the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters' Show in Las Vegas, April 7-10. Five years on from the launch of the multiple-award-winning Q-Ball, Q3 is completely redesigned to offer more features, greater sensitivity and higher image quality.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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Cap Gun Collective Signs "Teachers" Web Series Co-Creator and Director Matt Miller to Commercial Roster
News: Cap Gun Collective Signs "Teachers" Web Series Co-Creator and Director Matt Miller to Commercial RosterFollowing the recent announcement that their original web series "Teachers" has been ordered to pilot by TV Land, the principals of the award-winning international commercial production company Cap Gun Collective (http://capguncollective.com) are very proud to announce the signing of the series' co-creator and director Matt Miller to their roster for U.S. representation. The appointment is effective immediately, and was announced by Cap Gun's executive producer Matt Abramson.
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Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure Gold
News: Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure GoldVHI recently called upon Galaxy 61 to create a show intro for the new 2014 season of ’The Fabulous Life,’ the hit series that reveals the extravagant places, possessions and pastimes of pop-culture’s most famous celebrities. The Brooklyn-based animation and visual effect boutique created a lavish intro that personifies the opulent lifestyle with a series of iconic objects formed out of cascading simulated liquid gold.
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Clear-Com Presents Usitt Stage Management Award To Carnegie Mellon University Student
News: Clear-Com Presents Usitt Stage Management Award To Carnegie Mellon University StudentContinued Sponsorship highlights Company’s Commitment to the Live Sound/Theater Industry
Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, continues to demonstrate its dedication to the live sound industry through its ongoing support of the United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT), and Young Designers & Technicians (YD&T) Awards. This year, as the sponsor of the organization’s Stage Management Award, Clear-Com and USITT honored Carnegie Mellon University senior, Aaron Jacob (A.J.) Cook, for his excellence in stage management and dedication to the performing arts. The award is part of USITT’s annual Conference and Stage Expo, which attracts roughly 4,000 design and production technology professionals each year.
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Award-Winning Editor Lucas Eskin Joins Cut+Run
News: Award-Winning Editor Lucas Eskin Joins Cut+RunCut+Run is excited to announce that award-winning editor Lucas Eskin has joined the company. His first project at Cut+Run is a spot for the Newport Beach Film Festival via agency RPA and directed by Tom Routson of TOOL.
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2014 Crystal Radio Awards Announced
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today the 10 winners for the 27th Annual Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. The 2014 NAB Crystal Radio Award recipients listed below were chosen among 50 finalists who were honored at today's NAB Show Radio Luncheon.
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Matrox at Streaming Media East 2014 — Product Preview
Video Streaming and Recording Appliance and Live Production Streaming Systems to Be Featured
At Streaming Media East 2014 (New York City, May 13-14, Booth 317), Matrox® Video will showcase Matrox Monarch HD™ video streaming and recording appliances and Matrox VS4™-based live production streaming systems for use with Telestream® Wirecast® or StudioCoast vMix software. In addition, Matrox MicroQuad™ multiviewers will be demonstrated.
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MochaImport+ for NUKE Bridges Complex VFX Pipelines
New VFX Utility Provides Tight Integration Between NUKE’s Node-Based Workflow and Mocha Pro, Connecting High-End 3D and Stereo Compositing with Groundbreaking Planar Tracking
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and mamoworld, innovative developer of motion graphics and VFX software, today announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The newest VFX utility application to come out of the long-standing partnership between Imagineer Systems and mamoworld, MochaImport+ for NUKE bridges data flow between NUKE and mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work seamlessly on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.
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Troika Hires Creative Director Seton Kim
News: Troika Hires Creative Director Seton KimEmmy Award Winner Joins Branding Agency to Lead Creative for Entertainment & Sports Client Roster
Entertainment & marketing innovations agency Troika announces the hire of two-time Emmy Award-winning Creative Director Seton Kim. Kim brings over 20-year experience to Troika’s esteemed roster of Creative Directors, now a team of five that brings complimentary skillsets to the agency, including entertainment, sports, brand strategy and marketing innovations.
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SMPTE® Extends Access to Society Resources With Launch of Mobile App
Free App Provides Direct Access to SMPTE's Membership, Education, and Standards Resources on Smart Devices
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 release of its new mobile application for use with iOS, Android, and Web-based operating systems.
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World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction Festival
News: World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction FestivalSpecial effects legend Douglas Trumbull Presents Premiere of "UFOTOG" at Cinerama, Along With Dozens Of Science Fiction Classics And Attendance Of Celebrity Guests
Paul G. Allen's iconic Seattle Cinerama Theater announces its second annual Science Fiction Festival, running from May 1-12, with 12 days of special programming. The festival will be highlighted by the world premiere of Douglas Trumbull's short film, "UFOTOG," along with screening of over three dozen of the genre's most beloved movies and celebrity appearances by Jonathan Frakes, Tom Skerritt, and Sam J. Jones.
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Chaos Group Spotlights Students and Independent Films at FMX 2014
News: Chaos Group Spotlights Students and Independent Films at FMX 2014Industry Pros and Indie Filmmakers Offer Courses on Lighting, Creature Design, and VFX for Films; Presentations from Students on Award-Winning Shorts
Chaos Group will be highlighting how V-Ray supports VFX students and indie filmmakers across the globe. Through a series of presentations by both student teams and professional artists, attendees will see how new improvements to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max and Maya are used on film and animation projects, as well as how students might get a leg up in an increasingly competitive field.
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Tool Welcomes Christopher Neff to the Team as Executive Producer, Digital
News: Tool Welcomes Christopher Neff to the Team as Executive Producer, DigitalTool is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning Executive Producer Christopher Neff to their Digital team.
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Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
Colorfront, the 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 Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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Polecam Systems Announces new Outstanding Production Award
News: Polecam Systems Announces new Outstanding Production AwardSee Polecam Systems at NAB 2014 on their Booth C9908
UK company Polecam Systems has announced at NAB 2014 Expo in Las Vegas a new global annual award for Outstanding Production Using a Polecam.
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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Introduce New 64-bit Restoration Software DRS™Nova
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Introduce New 64-bit Restoration Software DRS™NovaSuccessor to MTI Film’s industry Standard Correct DRS™ Software, The New Product Represents The Next Step Forward In Digital Restoration.
At NAB 2014, MTI Film will introduce DRS™Nova, a new digital restoration software that is the successor to Correct DRS™, which has served as the industry’s standard for digital film restoration for more than 20 years. DRS™Nova represents a new milestone in digital film restoration, combining native 64-bit processing, resolution independence and a file-based architecture to deliver a leap forward in performance, flexibility and power.
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Butter Music And Sound Opens In Venice, Ca
News: Butter Music And Sound Opens In Venice, CaAlanda CCO Andrew Sherman, Butter West Coast Executive Producer Marcus Nelson, Alanda CEO Marc Schwartz
Alanda, parent company of, Fluid, Butter, Mr. Bronx and Scout, has launched Butter Music and Sound in Venice, CA. Mirroring their successful Soho, NY studio, Alanda has brought its award-winning music company to the west coast in a fittingly laid-back and stylish Venice Beach location. The studio will be led by Butter’s west coast Executive Producer Marcus Nelson, along with Creative Director Joel Dean and Senior Producer Annick Mayer, who have both relocated from the thriving New York office to complete the team. Nelson will also serve as acting EP for Fluid and Scout west coast projects.
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RTW Introduces TM3-Primus Touchmonitor
News: RTW Introduces TM3-Primus TouchmonitorUltra-Compact Meter Enables Extensive Loudness and Audio Metering Capabilities for a Variety of Applications and Budgets
RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to introduce at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C1246), the new TM3-Primus, a highly compact and innovative addition to the company’s TouchMonitor range of audio meters. This latest model from the award-winning TouchMonitor series provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments.
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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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Digital Vision's Bifrost Archive Bridge Provides Streamlined Workflow for Film Preservation
Unique Solution Provides A Cost-Effective And Efficient Workflow Through Automation
At NAB 2014 Digital Vision will present Bifrost Archive Bridge, a unique solution that enables archive owners to preserve and restore their precious assets by creating high quality digital media through streamlining processes and automation. Bifrost workflow presentations will be available by prior appointment during NAB 2014, at Digital Vision's suite at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to the LVCC.
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Maxon And Vizrt Announce New Integration Between Cinema 4D And Viz Artist
CINEWARE allows for highly effective 3D design workflow via native CINEMA 4D file import into Viz Artist; Demos during NAB at Vizrt Booth #SL2419
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced a new co-development with Vizrt, a leading provider of content production systems to bring a new level of integration between its powerful CINEMA 4D application and the Vizrt real-time modeling and animation solution – Viz Artist. The streamlined workflow allows CINEMA 4D projects to be directly imported into Viz Artist through MAXON’s CINEWARE technology, a live 3D exchange that provides a bridge between the two applications.
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LOGAN Expands into Film and Television with the Launch of Logan Pictures
Award-winning creative studio and production company, LOGAN, is expanding the boundaries of its leading edge creative prowess with a new content development arm called Logan Pictures, which launches with a diverse slate of film, television, and new media projects. The company’s first feature film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, was received with high praise and positive reviews from critics at Sundance Film Festival 2014 and kicked off the 2014 New Directors / New Films Festival at the MoMA in New York City. The new operation will be led by producer Nick Moceri and overseen by LOGAN founders, Ben Conrad and Alexei Tylevich.
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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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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5Latest Version of MTI Film’s All-In-One Dailies Solution Includes The CORTEX Manifest, a New Way to Maintain Media and Metadata Coherence From Set Through Post.
MTI Film will debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5, the latest version of its groundbreaking all-in-one dailies solution at NAB 2014. The new software includes a variety of upgrades designed to make it faster and easier to copy, color, sync and transcode camera files on-set, near-set and in post-production facilities. It also includes the CORTEX Manifest, a new and innovative tool for managing media and metadata from the set through delivery.
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DPA Microphones Presents Live Solutions at the 2014 NAB Show
News: DPA Microphones Presents Live Solutions at the 2014 NAB ShowCompany to Show Updates for its d:dicate™ Recording and Podium Microphone Solutions as Well as Gold and Nickel Grids for its d:facto™ Vocal Microphone
DPA Microphones will showcase updates to its range of high-quality live microphone options at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C3333). Among the updates on display are enhancements to its superior d:dicate™ Recording Microphone range, which delivers high-quality audio across many applications, including live broadcast presentations, speeches and press conferences. The company is also presenting the gold and nickel grids for its award-winning d:facto™ Vocal Microphone, which is ideal for live concert broadcasts and singing competition programs.
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camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!
News: camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!New Film-Making Tool To Create Special Effects, Motion Time-Lapse And Animation Footage
camBLOCK shows the camBLOCK Adventure - a fully featured, ultra-portable motion control camera system available to demo today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF Central microLite HD camera-back transmitters, including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
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Atomos Licence ProRes Codec to Panasonic at NAB 2014
Panasonic Pedigree and Atomos Innovation and Speed is a Perfect Partnership for VariCam 35
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, announce a strategic partnership at NAB 2014. Atomos will licence their Apple ProRes codec to Panasonic for the VariCam35 camera.
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4K Killer Combination from Atomos and Sony
Atomos 7" Shogun and Sony A7S Camera 4K Recording Solution Shown for the First Time at NAB 2014
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Apple ProRes Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will show the brand new 4K Shogun 7" IPS monitor/recorder alongside the new Sony A7S at NAB 2014. The Shogun is currently the only 4K HDMI recording solution that can take full advantage of the new A7S's full 35mm ultra-sensitive 12 mega pixel video sensor, clean HDMI out, 120 fps HD and custom HDMI timecode and start/stop trigger.
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Atomos Launch Ninja Star
Atomos Launch Pocket Sized ProRes Recorder at NAB 2014
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, will launch the Ninja Star at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532). The Ninja Star is a must have for people who need to "Record Apple ProRes on Board" camera rigs, such as Drones, RC Helicopters, extreme sports and Reality TV.
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Atomos Announce Revolutionary Shogun
Atomos Show New 4K HDMI Monitor/Recorder at NAB 2014
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will launch the new 4K Apple ProRes and RAW capable 12G-SDI and 4K HDMI Shogun at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532). "Shogun is the culmination of everything we stand for, amazing edit codec's from the sensor like 4K ProRes and RAW Cinema DNG. Affordable 4K recording through Raided HDD's and SSD's and unbelievable custom panels for monitoring". said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. "Super light and slim and at a price point under 2K. We offer a faster more affordable camera to timeline workflow with revolutionary 4K cameras from Sony, Panasonic and Canon".
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iZotope Nectar® Elements Now Shipping in Sony Vegas™ Pro 13
iZotope, Inc, a leading audio technology company, has again partnered with Sony Creative Software to provide Nectar Elements as part of Sony’s Vegas Pro 13 video production environment. Nectar Elements, a vocal processing plug-in, is built on an easy-to-use interface, intuitive controls, and extensive preset system for processing vocals quickly to professional results.
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Bl:nd Launches “The Last Ship” with Style and Grace
News: Bl:nd Launches “The Last Ship” with Style and GraceThe Design Studio Teams With Spotco to Produce a Hand-Drawn Film For Sting’s New Broadway Show.
"The Last Ship," a Broadway-bound musical from Sting, receives an elegant launch via a beautiful, hand-crafted commercial from design studio Bl:nd and entertainment marketing agency SpotCo. The ad tells a story, inspired by the show’s script, of fathers, sons and a red ship, through a series of impressionistic illustrations hand painted by Bl:nd’s creative team. The Last Ship makes its world premiere in Chicago this summer, followed by a Broadway run in the fall.
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Building On Record 2013, Hiccup Media Expands With New Talent And Redesigned Company Web Site
News: Building On Record 2013, Hiccup Media Expands With New Talent And Redesigned Company Web SiteFull Service Creative Content Shop Celebrates Eight Years with Renewed Corporate Growth Strategy Emphasizing Winning Formula as Resource For Agencies And Client-Direct
In 2006 when former agency producer Rob Simone and editor/director Michael Cruz decided to abandon their successful careers at top ad agencies like Grey Worldwide, and BBDO to start Hiccup Media, they envisioned the company as a one-of-a-kind full-service boutique – a small, yet nimble resource, offering clients an array of services including creative strategy, content production and post. Eight years later, not only is the business model they pioneered now the norm, but Hiccup is again ahead of the curve thanks to the addition of noted international fashion director John Poliquin, and a redesigned website that highlights the approach, the clients and the work that is the basis of Hiccup’s success.
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“Longmire” Becomes the First Show to Implement MTI Film’s New Portable Dailies Solution CORTEX CarryOn
News: “Longmire” Becomes the First Show to Implement MTI Film’s New Portable Dailies Solution CORTEX CarryOnThe hit A&E series adds MTI Film’s turn-key onset dailies and media management system for a more stable and efficient workflow.
The producers of the A&E drama Longmire have selected MTI Film’s new CORTEX CarryOn as their onset media management tool for season three. The CarryOn provides on-set color, camera file offload and backup, and serves as the starting point for tracing media and metadata from the set through dailies and into post.
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Digital Vision Brings Latest Post Production, Restoration and Archive Solutions to NAB 2014
- First look at Golden Eye 4 film scanner, Bifrost Archive Bridge and latest versions of Nucoda and Phoenix -
NAB 2014, Stand SL6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel: Once again Digital Vision invites NAB visitors to its Demo Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to the LVCC, where it will present a range of products for post production, restoration, archive and broadcast.
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HP Unveils New DreamColor Displays Offering Unmatched Color Accuracy and Affordability
New DreamColor Displays Deliver Industry Firsts, Unprecedented Color Accuracy to Maintain Leadership Position
HP today announced two new HP DreamColor Displays, once again disrupting the color-critical display market by achieving new levels of affordability and color accuracy.
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BBC Drama Leads BAFTA Nominations 2014
BBC Drama today received 18 nominations at the BAFTA Television Awards 2014 - more than any other broadcaster for drama - plus a nomination for the prestigious Radio Times Audience Award (voted for by members of the public) for Doctor Who: Day Of The Doctor.
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Twist Expands: Welcomes Director Scott Pitts to Company’s Growing Roster of Talents
News: Twist Expands: Welcomes Director Scott Pitts to Company’s Growing Roster of TalentsThe Twist motto for 2014 is “Expand.” Highly motivated by that intention for the New Year, Twist Executive Producer Amyliz Pera, based in Manhattan, has just signed up-and-coming talent Director/ Photographer Scott Pitts. Pitts has become very well-known over the past year on the Food Festival circuit for his award-winning short films with titles such as “The Benevolent Baker: Doughnuts” and “The Benevolent Butcher: Bacon.”
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Cinnafilm® and Wohler Set Standard for File-Based Media Retiming With Release of Tachyon® Wormhole™
Cinnafilm® and Wohler Technologies today announced the release of Cinnafilm's Tachyon® Wormhole™, an automated file-based retiming solution that enables up to a plus or minus 10 percent runtime adjustment while preserving not only video and audio quality, but also closed caption integrity. Based on Cinnafilm's popular Tachyon Standards Transcoding™ plug-in for the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform™, Tachyon Wormhole gives time back to broadcasters, allowing them to realize new revenue opportunities without materially altering the viewer's experience of their media assets.
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Calibre UK’s FoveaHD MEMC Standards Converter Scores at World Cup
News: Calibre UK’s FoveaHD MEMC Standards Converter Scores at World Cup40 Calibre UK FoveaHD MEMC Standards Converters Will Be Used For Frame Rate Conversion of World Cup Broadcasts This Summer
Image processing specialists, Calibre UK announces that a massive installation of its FoveaHD motion estimated and motion compensated standards converter will be used for frame rate conversion of live footage for transmission to viewers in countries with 50Hz television standards throughout the highly anticipated world cup Brazil matches during Summer 2014.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools, on set media management and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11, a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Film Scanner
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Film ScannerNew Cintel film scanner features an innovative new wall mount and desktop design with Thunderbolt 2 for real-time scanning of 35mm and 16mm film up to 30fps in Ultra HD resolution!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new model of Cintel Film Scanner designed with an architectural aesthetic that’s so thin it can even be wall mounted!
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio CameraIntroducing the world’s smallest live broadcast camera with the world’s largest viewfinder!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Studio Camera, a new camera specifically designed for live production and available in 1080 HD and Ultra HD models starting from only $1,995.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
New advanced Ultra HD live production switcher allows live production in SD, HD and Ultra HD, with 20 6G-SDI sources, SuperSource™, DVE, motion graphics and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, a new extremely powerful 2 M/E based Ultra HD live production switcher with 20 6G-SDI inputs, SuperSource layering engine and much more for $3,995.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Smart Videohub
New 12x12 and 20x20 size SDI routers include 6G-SDI technology for SD, HD and Ultra HD mixed format routing plus built in control panel with LCD for monitoring and new visual routing!
Blackmagic Design today announced Smart Videohub, a family of new mixed format routers with new and unique visual routing user interface and 6G-SDI technology allowing SD, HD and Ultra HD routing all on the same router at the same time. Smart Videohub will be priced at $1,395 for the 12 x 12 sized mode and $1,995 for the larger 20 x 20 sized model.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Mini Converter 4K Family
The world’s most advanced Mini Converters now support 6G-SDI and Ultra HD!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new range of Ultra HD Mini Converters that feature new 6G-SDI technology allowing customers to use a single type of Mini Converter for all conversion needs in SD, HD and Ultra HD television formats. All these new models replace the previous model for each conversion type and all models retail at US$295.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex Express
Introducing the world’s first 12G-SDI high quality up and down converter for SD, HD and Ultra HD!
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex Express, the world’s first real time SD, HD and Ultra HD broadcast up and down converter with the world renowned Teranex image processing quality for only $1,395.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K PCI Express Capture Cards
New DeckLink SDI 4K and DeckLink Studio 4K capture and playback cards now include 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections for capture and playback in SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats!
Blackmagic Design today announced 2 new PCI Express capture cards, DeckLink SDI 4K and the DeckLink Studio 4K models, that now includes all the features of the previous models, but now with faster 4 lane PCIe connections and 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections to allow SD, HD and Ultra HD capture and playback.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Camera Control
Now customers with ATEM production switchers can control their cameras via the SDI connection!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Camera Control, a new update that adds support for controlling cameras from their ATEM production switcher via the program feed to the camera. This update will be free of charge to ATEM customers when available in May 2014.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS With 1080p High-Speed AVC-ULTRA Recording To 240fps
Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 AVC-ULTRA Acquisition for Field Mastering and Archiving, Plus Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common Recording Module
Panasonic has introduced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording.(The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.)
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Visual Unity and XroadMedia Deliver OTT Personalization Through vuDiscovery™
Leading OTT platform and multiscreen solution provider, Visual Unity Global has announced a strategic partnership with XroadMedia, a leading provider of content discovery, recommendation and targeting services. In this partnership XroadMedia will be delivering its advanced personalization services to power vuDiscovery™, the new content discovery service of Visual Unity’s award winning vuMedia™ platform.
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Grass Valley Goes to the Cloud with Release of GV STRATUS Playout
Cloud-enabled operation uses revolutionary solid-state playout card to drive ultra-streamlined, scalable, reliable playout
Booths SL206 and N2513, April 7, 2014 — GV STRATUS Playout, a revolutionary, cloud-enabled Software as a Service (SaaS) playout technology will make its worldwide debut at NAB Show 2014. The groundbreaking new solution, which combines the efficiency and flexibility of true cloud computing with the performance and rock solid reliability of a solid-state playout server on a card, is a groundbreaking approach for regionalized and network center-based playout. The solution will be demonstrated on the Grass Valley stand in the North Hall, N2513.
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Spring Vacationers Combine High Tech and the Outdoors With Accessories From Adorama’s iPhone Toolshed
Adorama’s Handpicked Selection of Smartphone Accessories Expands to Include an Instant Lab for Mobile Photo Printing, An iPhone Case With Polarizer Filter, Solar Charges and Many More Accessories to Help Make Your Spring Vacation Unforgettable
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, video and electronics retailers, and a leading destination for iPhone photo specialty accessories, recently added a collection of vacation-ready smartphone photography accessories to its iPhone Toolshed– a carefully curated collection of unique, useful and fun iPhoneography gear. Whether you’re exploring a whole new city, taking a road trip to the beach or camping far from civilization (and a power outlet), smartphone users want their fully charged phones nearby so they can capture every spring vacation memory.
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Imagine Communications Acquires Digital Rapids
Creates industry's Most Robust TV Everywhere Portfolio, Enhances Software-Defined Workflow Management And Multiscreen Encoding, Transcoding Capabilities
Imagine Communications, a portfolio company of The Gores Group and a market share leader of software and networking solutions serving the global media and entertainment markets, today announced the acquisition of Digital Rapids, an award-winning innovator in IP and file-based media processing solutions and software-defined workflow management technologies.
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Ross Video Announces Innovative Professional Services Based On Dashboard’s Panelbuilder™
Today, Ross Video announced a major new release of Dashboard, its popular, open, facility control and monitoring solution, and the introduction of professional services, including flexible control solutions, that customize—and extend—the powerful DashBoard platform.
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Ross Video Announces That Carbonite Now Supports 3G and Advanced UHD (4K) Production
Today, Ross Video announced free software upgrades that not only enable Carbonite to be switched to 3G (1080P 50 or 60 (59.94)), but also open the door to the very latest production format: UHDTV (4K).
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Ross Mobile Productions Introduces Its Compact Production Vehicle at NAB 2014
News: Ross Mobile Productions Introduces Its Compact Production Vehicle at NAB 2014Remote-Production Vehicles Will Cost-Effectively Deliver the Highest Quality Video and Audio Content
Ross Mobile Productions (RMP) will introduce the OT1 compact production vehicle at this year’s NAB tradeshow. Designed around a tightly integrated Carbonite Production Switcher and XPression Graphics core, the RMP vehicles will deliver fiber and Triax camera capabilities, an advanced communication system and a dual-user eight-channel replay system. This incredible production power enables these Mercedes Sprinter-size vehicles to deliver network-quality production and meet consumer demand for coverage of more sporting and other live events.
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Public Debut of the New Grass Valley at NAB 2014
Merger of Grass Valley and Miranda Delivers A Game-Changing Force In Broadcast Technology - Future-Ready, Today
NAB 2014 sees the launch of a new leader in the broadcast technology industry, created by the merger of two of the market’s most respected and dynamic firms – Grass Valley and Miranda. The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is the latest addition to the Belden Inc. portfolio of best-in-class communications technology brands, and the result of Belden’s investment of $800 million over the past three years in the broadcast market. The new Grass Valley is uniquely placed to deliver the future of television, combining a strong understanding and vision of the workflows required for live and on-demand video with an unrivalled heritage of pioneering the way television is created, produced and delivered.
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Ross Video Acquires Unreel LLC—and Makes The Studio of The Future Available Now
Today, Ross Video announced that it has acquired Massachusetts-based Unreel LLC, a leading augmented reality (AR) and virtual set (VS) solutions provider. The acquisition makes Ross Video the only company in the broadcast industry that’s able to offer a single-vendor turnkey AR/VS studio solution. This state-of-the-art “Studio of the Future” will be on display at NAB 2014.
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Ross Video Introduces Acuity—A Breakthrough in Modern Production Switcher Technology
News: Ross Video Introduces Acuity—A Breakthrough in Modern Production Switcher TechnologyToday, Ross Video launched Acuity, the first of a new generation of large production switcher platforms. The culmination of 40-years’ production switcher design experience, Acuity is a breakthrough in modern production switcher technology and combines seemingly limitless production power with aesthetic beauty and unprecedented connectivity.
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Ross Video Launches UX Design
New Augmented Reality and Virtual Set Design Department Will Expand Third-Party Partner Relationships
Today, Ross Video announced that it’s launching UX Design, a unique Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Set (VS) design department, as part of its acquisition of Unreel LLC, the leading AR and VS solutions provider. UX Design is being launched in cooperation with a number of key industry partners, and Ross Video is excited to be demonstrating its AR/VS solutions in the Ultimatte and ProCyc booths at NAB this year. Ross Video also announced that it is entering into a reseller partnership with General Lift for jib encoders.
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Chicago International Film Festival to Honor STORY with Commitment to Excellence Award
STORY has been named recipient of The Chicago International Film Festival’s 2014 Commitment to Excellence Award for Television Commercials. The award is presented annually to a Chicago-based company or individual that has made an outstanding contribution to the art of television advertising. Last year, the honor went to Leo Burnett.
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Colorfront Licenses ProRes for On-Set Dailies
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, and high-end episodic television and commercials, today announced that Colorfront On-Set Dailies now supports encoding to Apple ProRes on OS X and Windows.
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Dalet Acquires AmberFin - Purchase Strengthens Dalet’s Leadership In MAM
AmberFin’s world-class video processing and media transformation products add depth and breadth to Dalet’s portfolio
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for broadcasters and content providers, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Advent Venture Partners to acquire AmberFin, the highly regarded, UK-based company that specializes in video ingest, complex media manipulation, transcoding and quality control (QC) solutions.
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LMG Selects Snell as Technology Partner for Transition to Full 4K Solution in Live Event Staging
Kahuna 360 switching and Sirius 830 routing to seamlessly manage multiple format sources quickly and effectively
Snell today announced that live event staging company LMG has chosen Snell to help deliver cutting-edge video experiences to its customers. Snell will provide key elements of the technology infrastructure, enabling multi-format content switching and simultaneous live feeds in 4K. The announcement underlines Snell’s commitment to helping customers make the transition to 4K by putting 4K functionality at the core of its entire product portfolio.
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Snell Demonstrates Advanced MAM Capabilities for Momentum
– Momentum combines advanced MAM functionality with powerful workflow automation –
Snell today announced the availability of advanced media asset management (MAM) capability for its Momentum solution, enabling the management and simplification of complex media workflows. Momentum now offers broadcasters a MAM system with powerful workflow automation, designed to address the challenges of TV Everywhere.
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Snell Unveils Format Conversion On Demand at NAB2014
Snell OD framework gets second product in the form of Quasar OD
Snell today announced the launch of its Quasar OD format converter, the latest software to be created with Snell’s On Demand framework. It is a truly universal file-based solution enabling seamless format conversion between 4K, 1080p, HD, and SD. Optimized to create stunning pictures for all interlaced and progressive content, this latest On Demand application delivers no compromise image quality at a competitive price point.
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Snell Helps Queens Public Television Reach More Viewers on More Screens with Transition to High-Def Digital
Snell’s ICE Channel-in-a-Box and Morpheus among cornerstone technologies in complete facility upgrade
Snell today announced that its technology forms the backbone for a complete systems overhaul at Queens Public Television (QPTV), enabling the company to deliver local content to more screens than ever before. The refit will help transform QPTV’s studio into a fully digital, high-definition production center able to transmit up to six HD and SD channels and deliver video on demand to local subscribers of RCN Cable Systems, Time Warner Cable of New York City, and Verizon FiOS, as well as via the internet to tablets, phones and other devices.
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Snell Reveals New Dynamic 4K Pan-and-Scan Technology and Demos Industry-Changing Maverik Switcher Control Surface
Exciting new technologies optimize viewing experience and bring unprecedented flexibility to live production
Snell today announced its dynamic pan-and-scan technology, a new feature that will help optimize consumers’ viewing experience and support the transition to 4K capture for broadcast and video production organizations. The technology will be part of the Snell Kahuna360 production switcher demo taking place on Booth N1820, alongside the groundbreaking new Kahuna Maverik switcher control surface that makes its US debut.
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Snell Delivers on Promise of Live TV Through New Signal Assurance and Intelligent Monitoring Solutions
– New lip sync module, and content monitoring solution among tools unveiled at NAB 2014 –
Snell announced today its new signal assurance and monitoring modules, including a media timing solution that helps broadcasters deliver greater operational efficiencies and ensure the highest quality media output across multiple screens. Part of Snell’s Live TV broadcast infrastructure offering, the solution can be deployed with or without existing Snell equipment, supporting the fast, flexible and open technology architecture needed by today’s broadcasters.
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Teradek Introduces The Cube Pro H.264 Encoder with Timecode Buddy Inside
News: Teradek Introduces The Cube Pro H.264 Encoder with Timecode Buddy InsideThe Teradek Cube Pro offers several improvements over the venerable Cube series
Teradek, the world leader in compact wireless video transmission systems, announced today the Cube Pro + Timecode Buddy, the latest addition to the award-winning family of Cube encoders. Cube Pro is a camera back H.264 encoder with Timecode Buddy’s system: ONE controller board built-in for highly accurate wirelessly controlled timecode and genlock over the 900MHz band.
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NBC's The Voice Selects Avid to Create and Deliver High-Quality, Inspiring Content
NAB (Booth #SU902) -- Avid(R) (OTC:AVID) today announced that NBC's leading Emmy Award-winning reality television series, The Voice, has selected industry-leading Avid video post-production and shared storage solutions to integrate its workflows, enhance collaboration, and manage and protect an exponentially growing number of media assets. By using Avid solutions, which are built around the Avid Everywhere(TM) vision for the future of the media industry, The Voice is able to create high-quality, award-winning programming that continues to captivate audiences and garner top ratings.
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K-Tek introduces new Professional Audio Bag Division at NAB 2014
News: K-Tek introduces new Professional Audio Bag Division at NAB 2014K-Tek, makers of award winning boom poles, microphone support equipment and accessories, will introduce groundbreaking audio production products at NAB 2014 in booth #C1736.
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Ross Video Announces XPression Studio GO! and Bluebox GO!
News: Ross Video Announces XPression Studio GO! and Bluebox GO!Industry’s Most Powerful Laptop Graphics Solution Gets Two New Versions
Today, Ross Video launched XPression Studio GO! and XPression Bluebox GO!, two new versions of the powerful laptop graphics solution: XPression Prime GO!
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XPression Tick-It: The All-In-One Next-Generation News Ticker
News: XPression Tick-It: The All-In-One Next-Generation News TickerToday’s broadcasters often need to daisy-chain multiple single-purpose branding devices in their program streams to achieve a suitable level of branding functionality. With the channel’s main on-air feed going in and out of all of those boxes, there are multiple points of failure and potentially signal degradation issues. Those days are now over with Ross Video’s introduction of XPression Tick-it, a next-generation ticker and branding workflow server that combines all of the necessary branding functions in one box.
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Roland Systems Group Demonstrates Surround Field Recording and Monitoring with Holophone and DTS at NAB Show
News: Roland Systems Group Demonstrates Surround Field Recording and Monitoring with Holophone and DTS at NAB ShowRoland Systems Group in cooperation with DTS and Holophone microphones are pleased to be demonstrating a 3D recording and monitoring solution for sound designers and location recordists at their NAB Booth C8635.
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Prism Sound Shows New Audio Interfaces at NAB 2014
NAB 2014 Gives This Internationally Acclaimed Company an Opportunity to Showcase its Full Range of Recording and Broadcast Products.
After an exceptionally successful 12 month trading period, which culminated in a move to larger offices in the USA, internationally acclaimed manufacturer Prism Sound will be using the NAB 2014 platform to introduce post production and broadcaster engineers to its growing family of audio interfaces.
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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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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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Digital Vision Launches Golden Eye 4 Scanner at NAB 2014: NAB 2014, Stand Sl6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel
- Customer feedback leads development of new features -
Digital Vision will launch the Golden Eye 4 film scanner for restoration and archive at NAB 2014. The new scanner incorporates many new features that have been requested by users of Golden Eye 3.
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DAX Mobile Now Available as an iPhone App
iDailies® Service for iPhone App Available for TV and Feature Content Producers
DAX, the leading provider of production workflow applications, together with Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), is introducing DAX|Mobile® with iDailies®, a subscription service exclusively for Apple’s iPhone. The new iPhone app joins the iPad app in the iTunes App Store as an innovative collaboration workflow tool for professional TV/movie production, post-production, marketing and creative executives who require working 24/7 access to in-progress content.
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"Game of Thrones" Wins Outstanding Location TV Program "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" Wins Outstanding Location Feature Film at the 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards
Alexander Payne, Haskell Wexler, Scott Dewees and Sheri Davis Receive Special Honors Billy Crystal and Cheryl Boone Isaacs Among Presenters
The Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) announced the winners of its 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment. The event honored the outstanding and creative contributions of Location Professionals in six categories of film, television and commercials during the black-tie ceremony at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of 450, including LMGA members, industry executives and press. LMGA President Nancy Haecker presided over the ceremony with comedian Jamie Kaler serving as host.
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RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6 with GPU support for Nuke and Scratch.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces Twixtor® 6 with GPU support for The Foundry Nuke and Assimilate Scratch. Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence by employing RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel.
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Legend3D Enters Strategic Partnership with Imagineer Systems
Leading 2D-to-3D Stereo Conversion Company Integrates Imagineer Technology within Award-Winning Conversion and VFX Pipeline to Add Increased Efficiency to 3D Film Production
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, today announced a strategic partnership with world-renowned 2D-to-3D stereo conversion company Legend3D. Imagineer Systems recently completed an innovative R&D initiative, optimizing integration of mocha Pro with Legend3D’s proprietary VFX tools. The new workflow features mocha Pro fully integrated into the Legend3D conversion and visual effects pipeline in its Southern California and India facilities. For 2D-to-3D conversions, mocha Pro is used for multiple processes including segmentation and clean plating: the process to recreate and fill in background pixels that do not exist in the 2D version. This custom development gave Legend3D access to Imagineer’s engineering team, resulting in a streamlined workflow for mocha Pro and Legend3D’s internal systems. With support for up to 325 artists, Legend3D represents the largest mocha Pro installation to date.
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SGO hires Peter Amies as Training & Education Mentor
News: SGO hires Peter Amies as Training & Education MentorExperienced Industry Professional to Introduce Education Sector to SGO's Training Solutions
SGO announces today the appointment of Peter Amies as Training & Education Mentor. He will play a major role in managing the company's training strategy of Mistika and Mamba FX software solutions for the global education sector.
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MGI Wins Prestigious System Integrator Of The Year Award
News: MGI Wins Prestigious System Integrator Of The Year AwardMedia Group International Recognised for Forward-Thinking Approach, Pioneering Projects and Strong Partnerships MBC Cairo Installation Project Highly Commended
The region’s leading systems integrator, Media Group International (MGI) has been named Digital Studio’s ‘System Integrator of the Year’ following a remarkable year of prosperous new partnerships, projects and developments.
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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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iZotope RX 3 Honored by Cinema Audio Society
RX Wins for Technical Achievement in Post Production
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, announced today that the CAS has recognized RX 3 Advanced at its 50th annual awards ceremony for Technical Achievement in Post Production. The distinguished award is presented to companies for engineering achievements in the field of audio post-production, and underscores how RX 3 is now the standard for rescuing troubled audio from the cutting room floor.
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