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International Cinematographers Guild Names Special Awards Recipients
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced the recipients of special awards as part of the ICG’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The special awards will be presented during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles on September 26. The 18th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards ceremony will be held at the Directors Guild of America Theater on September 28, where actress Stefanie Powers will be a guest speaker.
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Award-winning Icelandic Feature Film “Metalhead” Named An Official Selection For the 23rd Annual Heartland Film Festival
News: Award-winning Icelandic Feature Film “Metalhead” Named An Official Selection For the 23rd Annual Heartland Film FestivalIndependent distribution company Cinelicious Pics is thrilled to announce that Icelandic feature METALHEAD will screen as an official selection to the Heartland Film Festival, which runs October 16-25th in Indianapolis. From director Ragnar Bragason, METALHEAD is a drama of faith, loss, and heavy metal music, and is the winner of eight awards from the 2014 Icelandic Film Awards.
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Axiom Images Offers Stunning Aerial Stock Footage for a Fraction of the Cost
High quality aerial footage featured in popular television shows The Flash, Constantine and The Blacklist
Whether creating movies, television shows, commercials or corporate videos, the right aerial footage can add tremendous production value to a project. From small independent films to large blockbusters, aerial footage quickly establishes location and sets the mood. Axiom Images is the premier provider of aerial stock footage for media use and offers tens of thousands of aerial shots through Axiom’s online store.
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MAXON Announces Participation at After Effects World, September 26 - 28, 2014
Focused Training Sessions To Explore Close Integration Between MAXON Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering software solutions, is pleased to participate and sponsor the After Effects World Conference taking place September 26 - 28, 2014, in Seattle. Now in its second year, the conference gathers innovators, VFX and motion graphics professionals for an in-depth exploration of Adobe After Effects CC and its pipeline to other software applications that enhance user creativity.
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Pickathon Music Festival Relies on Blackmagic Studio Camera and ATEM Production Studio 4K
News: Pickathon Music Festival Relies on Blackmagic Studio Camera and ATEM Production Studio 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Pickathon Music Festival used five Blackmagic Studio Cameras and six ATEM Live Production Switchers, as well as a large number of additional Blackmagic Design products, as the backbone of its live production and live streaming workflows. Held outside of Portland, OR in early August, Pickathon brought together more than 50 musical acts across seven stages for a three day music festival on the Pendarvis Farm and in the surrounding woods.
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Star and Screenwriter Sonja Bennett’s feature film “Preggoland” showcase her many talents at TIFF and VIFF with co-star Oscar nominee James Caan
News: Star and Screenwriter Sonja Bennett’s feature film “Preggoland” showcase her many talents at TIFF and VIFF with co-star Oscar nominee James CaanEarly reviews are in. Critics love Sonja’s edgy comedy-drama
Preggoland is very much Sonja Bennett’s baby (pun intended!). The movie marks her foray into screenwriting; in addition to starring in the Canadian indie, the award-winning actress penned the script. Opening to a much-hyped premiere at TIFF Canadian feature Preggoland will screen in Sonja’s hometown at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
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Codex Develops Recording And Workflow For New ARRI Alexa 65 Large Format Camera
News: Codex Develops Recording And Workflow For New ARRI Alexa 65 Large Format CameraCodex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, has collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for ARRI’s new, ground-breaking ALEXA 65 large format camera. Codex has worked closely with ARRI to create a high-performance, in-built camera recorder plus an on-set and near-set data management system, which combine to deliver streamlined camera-to-post workflow for the ALEXA 65 camera – The Vault Lab 65.
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Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 National Competition - Earning It A Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNET
News: Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 National Competition - Earning It A Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNETAs A Growing Number of Feature Films Continue to Tap His Talent As A Previz Artist, Shot Designer, FX Artist and Modeler, The Young Filmmaker Continues To Evolve As A Multi-Disciplined Talent
Zac Cavaliero's short film, 'The Frank Job,’ showcasing the cinematographer's skills as a character animator was Reel 13's voters' choice this week, earning it a slot on national broadcast television on Thirteen-WNET's Saturday evening line up. The film's storyline is a new twist on the classic tale of 'Frankenstein,' with the lead character, an inept yet determined mad scientist, artfully crafted by Cavaliero into an animated character with features befitting his eccentric personality.
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Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!Leading Render Farm Management Software for VFX Currently at Work on New Guillermo Del Toro Production, “The Book of Life”
The tools that last are the ones that can roll with the punches. For Dallas, TX and Santa Monica’s Reel FX, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way possible. Now in its 11th year of use, PipelineFX’s Qube! plays the guardian role for a production queue riding high on the success of “Free Birds” and the impending release of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced feature with 20th Century Fox, “The Book of Life.”
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cinec 2014 - International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology, which will take place in Munich, Germany, from 21 - 23 September 2014
When images on the big screen take one’s breath away, it is often partly due to the technology which is behind the screen, and often “Made in Germany”. Every two years filmmakers and technicians meet in Munich for one of the most important Trade Fairs of the industry, cinec which honors the most outstanding innovations in the area of film production.
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Fairlight Unveils the Next Generation of Audio Post Production
News: Fairlight Unveils the Next Generation of Audio Post ProductionFairlight's ultimate PowerPack - the new V5 software and CC-2 hardware!
Internationally acclaimed as the first company in the world to introduce FPGA technology to the audio post production business, Fairlight has now consolidate its position as an innovator with the launch of its second generation Crystal Core (CC-2) technology.
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Anevia adds HEVC capability to its ViaMotion OTT video system
Anevia announces that its award-winning ViaMotion multiscreen over-the-top (OTT) video system now supports the H.265 HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) next-generation data compression standard. This support covers all OTT protocols including MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP).
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IABM announces Design & Innovation Awards’ winners
News: IABM announces Design & Innovation Awards’ winnersIABM has announced the winners of its 2014 Design and Innovation Awards at IBC in Amsterdam honouring the most outstanding broadcast media industry talent.
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RE:Vision Effects Releases RE:Match for Sony Vegas Pro with Automatic Color Matching for Multiple Shot and Multicam Shoots.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Match™ for Sony® Vegas ® Pro, taking intuitive color matching to a whole new level by addressing common color problems when using multiple shots and/or multiple cameras.
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Avid Everywhere Enables dock10 to Accelerate Innovation and Expand its range of Managed Services
Leading European media services provider leverages the openness, scalability, and integration of the Avid MediaCentral Platform to expand its business
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced that dock10, a leading media services provider, has embraced Avid Everywhere™ and implemented a fully integrated, end-to-end workflow centered upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform. The workflow, comprised of industry-leading Avid solutions, delivers the openness, scalability, and integration dock10 needs to enhance productivity, adopt innovative new workflows, and continue expanding its business to new markets.
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Avid Workflows for Digital Cinema Cameras
Valuable tips for a smoother end-to-end workflow
With a proliferation of high-resolution cameras, formats, and ever-evolving standards, today's editorial workflows are rapidly growing more complex. How can you integrate disparate technologies into a streamlined and cohesive workflow?
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Howling Music Launches Office in London with Grammy-Winning Producer David Hentschel
News: Howling Music Launches Office in London with Grammy-Winning Producer David HentschelHowling Music, a Nashville-based provider of original music for advertising, has opened an office in London in collaboration with Grammy-winning music producer, engineer and composer David Hentschel, known for his work with such artists as Elton John, Genesis and The Yellowjackets.
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MIRA MOBILE M-12HD and SportsNet LA Capture High-Quality Close-Ups, Panoramic Shots and Night-time Slo-Mo With FUJINON Optics
News: MIRA MOBILE M-12HD and SportsNet LA Capture High-Quality Close-Ups, Panoramic Shots and Night-time Slo-Mo With FUJINON OpticsWhen MIRA Mobile’s new M-12HD rolls into Dodger Stadium on behalf of MIRA customer, SportsNet LA, it does so with shot-capturing skills that rival the speed and focus of any Cy Young Award winner. Four of the truck’s six FUJINON XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field lenses outfitted on Sony HDC2570 studio cameras are positioned at various points on the field – high left field, mid first base, tight center field, and right field. One XA99x mans the high third base position placed on an I-MOVIX ultra-slow-motion system, provided by Fletcher Chicago. M-12 is also equipped with four XA77x9.5 telephoto field lenses.
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Atomos On Show at photokina 2014
Atomos Joins the World's Leading Imaging Fair for the First Time in Cologne
Today Atomos have announced that they will be joining the exhibitor list for the first time at photokina 2014. Atomos will present Shogun and hot from IBC the new Power Station as well as all the latest recorders and camera accessories in Hall 04.1, Stand B009 C008 along with Marcotec. Atomos products can also be found with Sony, Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, Datacolor and Leica at the show.
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Inaugural Edition of China’s First Art Fair Dedicated to Photography Achieves Huge Success
News: Inaugural Edition of China’s First Art Fair Dedicated to Photography Achieves Huge SuccessThursday 4 September saw the launch of the most international photography art fair of the year – Photo Shanghai - at the world-famous Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Visitor numbers exceeded 25,000, over the duration of the fair with galleries recording exceptional sales.
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New Lexus ES and IS Spots from Team One and RSA Director Laurence Dunmore Feature Artful VFX and Finishing Artistry of Brewster Parsons
News: New Lexus ES and IS Spots from Team One and RSA Director Laurence Dunmore Feature Artful VFX and Finishing Artistry of Brewster ParsonsTwo new spots respectively showcasing the 2015 Lexus ES and IS luxury sport sedans debuted last week thanks to the brand's executives' partnership with Team One Advertising, RSA Films director Laurence Dunmore and artists at Brewster Parsons and Cut & Run. Painstakingly crafted to give each a unique identity while reflecting the current direction for the brand, both the Lexus ES "Remember" and Lexus IS "No Good Deed" spots debuted earlier in September and will continue to air during high-profile broadcast and cable programming over the weeks ahead.
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Hawthorne Direct Names Steve D'Amico Vice President/Account Director
News: Hawthorne Direct Names Steve D'Amico Vice President/Account DirectorHawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response ad agency, has named Steve D’Amico as the agency’s new Vice President/Account Director. Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO, Hawthorne Direct, made the announcement. Based in Los Angeles, D’Amico will report to George Leon, Hawthorne’s Senior Vice President of Media/Account Management.
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TV Globo Puts Dalet Media Life at Center of its Entertainment Production
Dalet enterprise MAM to command and control the entertainment content creation of Brazil's production powerhouse
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, has announced that TV Globo, the world's second-largest commercial TV network by annual revenue, is placing Dalet Media Life, based on the award-winning Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) platform, at the heart of its entertainment archive.
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COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
News: COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
Showcase for industry-first, real-time 60FPS 8K & S3D 4K system
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today broke performance barriers with the announcement of Colorfront Transkoder 2014, the automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, now featuring ground-breaking real-time 8K and 3D4K capabilities.
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Panasonic and LiveU Collaborate to Connect Camera and Cloud
Combines Panasonic’s Professional Camera Solutions with LiveU’s Bonding Technology and its Cloud-Based Central Management System, the Hub for Video Ingestion
Panasonic has announced an expansion of its strategic collaboration with LiveU to introduce an end-to-end solution enabling P2HD series camera recorders to connect directly to the LiveU Central system and its cloud-based services for live transmission.
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Roland V-1600HD Mixes Coldplay’s Visuals on Tour
News: Roland V-1600HD Mixes Coldplay’s Visuals on TourFew tours in recent years have been as visually iconic as Coldplay and their most recent, Ghost Stories is no exception. Despite the fact that this tour played low key venues rather than their usual mega stadium performances, a band with such stage presence requires an impressive visual production and Video Director Ben Miles from Mixed Emotions, London was tasked with delivering just that. Using a mixture of live and pre-recorded content, the result was a show that worked in the more intimate settings but also produced a visually stunning finale at the Royal Albert Hall.
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Ross Video Brings Even More Choice and Flexibility to Carbonite for IBC 2014
News: Ross Video Brings Even More Choice and Flexibility to Carbonite for IBC 2014Today, Ross Video announces its award winning Carbonite Production Switcher will demonstrate version 10.0 software at IBC 2014. Version 10.0 supports 2.5 ME operation, MiniME and MultiScreen modes, 3G and UHD (4K) signal processing, as well as some very unique new features.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D Artists
News: LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D ArtistsAdd the powerful, Easy-To-Use Modeling, Rendering and Animation Tools in Lightwave 3D to any Creative Pipeline at an Exclusive Price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 (USD) crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 11.6 software to current owners of other 2D and 3D software programs—a savings of $800 over the current $1495 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end September 30, 2014.
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Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Presents New Plug-In for the Post-Production of Light-Field Data for Avid Media Composer
IBC stand 8.B80 - The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, leading provider of future-oriented solutions for an enhanced digital media and digital cinema workflow, is presenting a new light-field software plug-in for Avid Media Composer®, developed by Fraunhofer IIS, at IBC 2014. On-location retakes are time-consuming and expensive. What if the focus was incorrectly set during shooting or the perspective has to be changed? The use of intelligent algorithms and multi-camera systems that provide multiple simultaneous views opens the door to a world of new post-production possibilities. The new software plug-in allows integration of this functionality into an existing post-production software. Creative work with light-field data can be experienced by using an intuitive user-interface to process this data. The plug-in is one of the new developments that Fraunhofer IIS is presenting at IBC for movie and video production in hall 8, stand B80.
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iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and Enhancement
News: iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and EnhancementNew Functionality Makes RX 4 Ideal for Accelerating Workflows in TV Broadcast, Film, Video, and Music
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has released the next generation of its industry-standard audio repair toolkit, RX. iZotope’s award-winning software transforms flawed audio into pristine, usable material by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems. RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced incorporate significant new workflow-optimizing functionality, leaving more time for creativity in audio and video editing. For anyone in audio post production, broadcast, dialogue editing and mixing, independent filmmaking, or music production, RX 4 can make poorly recorded audio intelligible and ready for primetime.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New 4K Mini Converters and 4K Heavy Duty Mini Converters
Blackmagic Design today announced new Ultra HD compatible Mini Converters and Heavy Duty Mini Converter 4K models that feature 6G-SDI technology, allowing customers to use a single type of converter for all conversion needs in SD, HD and Ultra HD television formats. These new models replace the previous models for each conversion type and all standard models retail at US$295 while the heavy duty models retail for US$345.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture Card
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture CardNew DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G PCI Express Capture Card Includes 12G-SDI for Capture and Playback in SD, HD, Ultra HD and DCI 4K Formats!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, a new Dual Link 12G-SDI capture and playback card that includes an extremely fast 8 lane PCI Express Generation 2 connection to the computer allowing extremely high performance such as dual stream video capture and playback at resolutions up to 2160p60. Dual stream capture and playback at these resolutions allows dual stream 3D as well as simultaneous fill and key capture and playback even when operating at Ultra HD at 60 frames per second.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Advanced Smart Videohub 40 x 40 Ultra HD Router
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Advanced Smart Videohub 40 x 40 Ultra HD RouterBlackmagic Design today announced Smart Videohub 40 x 40, the newest model in its family of mixed format routers with Blackmagic’s 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 40 x 40 will be priced at US$2,995 and available in October.
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Blackmagic Design announces new SmartView 4K
News: Blackmagic Design announces new SmartView 4KBlackmagic Design today announced SmartView 4K, the world’s first full resolution Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI inputs for compatibility with virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60 for only US$1,995.
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Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 11.1
News: Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 11.1Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11.1, a major new update based on customer feedback that includes dozens of features and improvements that professional editors and colorists have been asking for. DaVinci Resolve 11.1 is available for free download now for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces PL Lens Mount Models of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces PL Lens Mount Models of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of two new cinema cameras, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K PL and Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL. Both cameras now include PL mount models for using professional cinema lenses or even vintage cinema lenses and are now available from $2,295.
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Blackmagic Design announces new Blackmagic MultiView 16
News: Blackmagic Design announces new Blackmagic MultiView 16Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic MultiView 16, the world’s first native Ultra HD multi viewer that allows customers to use the new large screen Ultra HD televisions and Ultra HD monitors for displaying images at twice the resolution of an HD multi view. With full frame re-sync in each input Blackmagic MultiView 16 supports the display of up to 16 mixed SD, HD and Ultra HD video sources all at the same time. MultiView 16 will be priced at only US$1,495.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc.
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.
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Decimator Design launches MD-HX Cross Converter and DMON-6S Multi-Viewer at IBC 2014
News: Decimator Design launches MD-HX Cross Converter and DMON-6S Multi-Viewer at IBC 2014See the new MD-HX and DMON-6S on the Decimator stand 7.B40 at IBC 2014, exhibition 12-16th September, RAI, Amsterdam
Decimator Design is launching two new products at IBC 2014 exhibition in Amsterdam. Mike Wattley, Sales Manager at Symbiosis, Master Distributor for EMEA + the Americas says “The new DMON-6S and MD-HX add even greater versatility to the Decimator Design Product range. The DMON-6S allows the customer to view up to 6 video streams on one screen on both pre-set and customisable layouts whilst the MD-HX allows you to up, down and cross convert SDI and HDMI signals, giving the user excellent quality for a low cost.”
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Atomos 4K Shogun Ready for Action at IBC 2014
Atomos Prepare to Ship the Pioneering Shogun 4K/HD HDMI and 12G/6G/3G SDI Monitor/Recorder/Deck at IBC.
Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders and recording accessories will present the shipping version of the highly decorated 4K Shogun at IBC 2014 (Hall 9, D.25), Amsterdam. The new Shogun is due to begin its first production run to be ready to ship to the reseller channel to meet pre-orders.
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Big Pic Media Becomes U.K. Reseller for Cinnafilm® Tachyon® Wormhole™ Retiming Solution
Powered by Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform™, File-Based Solution Automates Retiming up to Plus or Minus 10 Percent of Runtime
Wohler Technologies today announced that Big Pic Media will serve as the U.K. distributor for the Cinnafilm® Tachyon® Wormhole™ automated file-based retiming solution. Based upon the RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform™, the Tachyon Wormhole solution offers content producers the ability to shorten or lengthen content by as much as 10 percent of its runtime while preserving not only video and audio quality, but also closed caption integrity.
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7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) on the Go Creative Show
News: 7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) on the Go Creative ShowInterview with Award-winning Cinematographer Zak Mulligan
Zak Mulligan is an award winning cinematographer and director of photography for countless feature films, music videos, commercials and more. His latest project, the Morgan Spurlock documentary series “7 Deadly Sins” is possibly one of the most visually stunning documentary shows on tv. In this episode of the "Go Creative Show", Zak and Ben Consoli discuss Zak's Academy Award nominated film “Open Heart” and his experiences screening a film at Sundance. They also cover Zak's vast commercial and music video career as well as his advice for aspiring cinematographers. And of course, they will dive deep into his gear package and geek out about cameras, lighting and more.
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Met Film Post Brings on SNS EVO as Central Hub for Production Workflow
News: Met Film Post Brings on SNS EVO as Central Hub for Production WorkflowStudio Network Solutions’ EVO Shared Storage Server Supplies Collaborative and Cost-Efficient Workflow Solution for UK’s Award-Winning Met Film
Based at Ealing Studios in London, the oldest continuously working film studio in the world, Met Film Post is one-third of one of the UK’s most remarkable film organizations, Met Film. Met Film combines three leading-edge companies, Met Film School, Met Film Production and Met Film Post. By providing hands-on, professional experience for students, award-winning productions and front line post-production technology services, the vanguard organization creates a unique and a symbiotic working setting for aspiring filmmakers and established experts.
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Avid Reinforces Strategic Leadership and Community Engagement with Amsterdam Event
First European gathering of the Avid Customer Association underscores the worldwide momentum of Avid Everywhere; provides forum to address the media industry’s most strategic issues
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced that Avid Connect Europe, the European gathering of the Avid Customer Association (ACA), is now under way at Hotel Okura in Amsterdam. With hundreds of broadcast, pro video, and pro audio leaders, technology and creative professionals, and industry influencers in attendance, Avid Connect Europe extends the strategic leadership and engagement that began just five months ago with the oversubscribed global inaugural event in Las Vegas.
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Avid Everywhere Continues to Lead the Media Industry with Further Delivery of Product and Service Innovations
At IBC 2014, Avid reveals new platform solutions and services that uniquely address the most strategic challenges of broadcast, pro video, and pro audio professionals
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced a series of significant product and services innovations delivering the next phase of Avid Everywhere™, the company’s strategic vision for the media and entertainment industry, centered on connecting creative professionals and media organizations with their audiences in more powerful, efficient, collaborative, and profitable ways. The company introduced new innovations to the Avid MediaCentral Platform and its associated modular application suites.
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New Avid Global Services Initiative Sets Higher Service Standard for the Media Industry
Company introduces “The Avid Advantage,” underscoring commitment to helping customers maximize and accelerate the value of Avid Everywhere in their environment
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today launched The Avid Advantage, a major service and delivery initiative delivered by a newly formed Avid Global Services organization. The Avid Advantage is a key element of Avid Everywhere™, and represents an unprecedented approach that sets a higher standard for service across the industry. With this program, Avid is rolling out a host of expanded and flexible services, support, and education programs to help customers maximize and accelerate the return on their investment with complete flexibility, and deepen their joint collaboration with Avid. The company aims to provide customers with the ongoing expertise and assistance they need to ensure continued success.
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Avid Everywhere Brings Resolution Independence to Film and Television Production
Media Composer | Software in the Avid Artist Suite will enable video professionals to quickly and efficiently acquire, manage, edit, and deliver native 4K media
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced an update for Media Composer® | Software that will allow video professionals to acquire, manage, edit, and deliver native 4K media faster and more efficiently than ever, whether working on premises or in the cloud. Leveraging the newly announced Avid Resolution Independence architecture, Media Composer will offer the most complete and flexible end-to-end workflow for file-based editing of any resolution, helping content creators deliver higher quality content in more collaborative, powerful, and efficient ways—a key element of Avid Everywhere.
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Avid Everywhere Redefines Live Sound and Studio Production Workflows
Company unveils new compact live system in the Avid Artist Suite, providing unprecedented versatility, reliability and value for stage, studio and beyond
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced the Avid VENUE | S3L-X compact live sound system, building on the success of the Avid | S3L system to deliver on the Avid Everywhere™ vision. With the new system, live sound professionals can more easily meet the increasing scope, size, complexity, and diversity of today’s live sound requirements. Avid VENUE | S3L-X enables engineers to mix and record live shows with unrivaled power and efficiency, and create new material or mix down live recordings for commercial purposes.
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JVC Partners with Wowza to Deliver Integration Between Streaming ProHD Camcorders, Wowza Streaming Engine
News: JVC Partners with Wowza to Deliver Integration Between Streaming ProHD Camcorders, Wowza Streaming EngineJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced it has partnered with Wowza® Media Systems to provide seamless integration between the Wowza Streaming Engine™ server software and JVC’s streaming-capable camcorders. As a result, content creators can economically transmit high quality video in real time to a secure Intranet for internal communications or to the cloud for Web distribution.
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iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and Enhancement
News: iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and EnhancementNew Functionality Makes RX 4 Ideal for Accelerating Workflows in TV Broadcast, Film, Video, and Music
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has released the next generation of its industry-standard audio repair toolkit, RX. iZotope's award-winning software transforms flawed audio into pristine, usable material by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems. RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced incorporate significant new workflow-optimizing functionality, leaving more time for creativity in audio and video editing. For anyone in audio post production, broadcast, dialogue editing and mixing, independent filmmaking, or music production, RX 4 can make poorly recorded audio intelligible and ready for primetime.
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Cagliero, Transcendent Partner with Northern Lights
News: Cagliero, Transcendent Partner with Northern LightsNY-based Northern Lights has partnered with Bob Cagliero and Transcendent to oversee and lead their nationwide sales and business development efforts. As part of the arrangement, Cagliero will assume the role of Head of Sales & Business Development, and will manage the NL companies’ sales forces and develop new business relationships for brands Bodega, Northern Lights, Mr. Wonderful and SuperExploder. Cagliero has a proven track record of industry leadership, including executive roles at boutique edit shop 89 Editorial, and VFX/Design house Poetica. Prior, he spent 8 years as a Partner and Senior Producer at Ogilvy. The industry veteran is a former President of the AICE, NY Chapter, Vice-President of AICE International and board member of the AICE, NY and AICE International Board of Directors.
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The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell 
News: The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell The Mill in New York is Delighted to Welcome Tom Bussell to its Creative Team.
Tom joins New York's award winning 3D team from The Mill in London where he was head of 3D. He has led some of The Mill’s most iconic projects and has been recognized by some of the industry’s top accolades including a VES award for Guinness “Cloud”, a British Arrow for Audi’s "Hummingbird” and a CLIO and LIA for Volkswagen's "Black Beetle”. He frequently works with some of the world’s best commercial directors including Sam Brown, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom Hooper and Peter Thwaites. Most recently he led the 3D team on Nike’s FIFA World Cup 2014 spot "Winner Stays“ directed by Ringan Ledwidge. 
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ProMAX Launches New Platform Series 4 Workflow Servers
Media Asset Management and a Browser-Based UI Top a List Of Powerful Features Designed to Accelerate and Improve the Content Creation Process. Large-scale Increases in Performance & Capacity Enable True Collaborative Production of 4K Videoll-in-ONE, Modular Construct Advances 4K Editorial and VFX Workflows
ProMAX Systems, the manufacturer of Platform workflow servers, high-performance ONE workstations and Cache-A archival appliances, has released the ProMAX Platform Series 4, its latest and most advanced workflow servers for video professionals. The new Series 4 servers include powerful asset management features as well as a built in transcoding engine and an elegant new web interface that enables access to the system from anywhere on the network and delivers a superior collaborative production experience for video workgroups. Available with Series 4 are new high-performance storage modules with capacity up to 96TB per chassis. These “Extreme” shared storage modules deliver 2x the video streaming performance of standard Platform modules and enable full resolution 4K editing, up to 10 total streams of ProRes Ultra HD. ProMAX will be demonstrating the Platform Series 4 and taking advance orders for the systems at the IBC Show in Amsterdam, September 12th- 16th, with a ship date slated for mid-October.
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SMPTE® Publishes Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard
In Codifying Open Specification for AXF, SMPTE Addresses Issue of Interoperability Among Data Archive Systems
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 published a standard that codifies the Archive eXchange Format (AXF). An IT-centric file container that can encapsulate any number and type of files in a fully self-contained and self-describing package, AXF supports interoperability among disparate content storage systems and ensures content's long-term availability, no matter how storage or file system technology evolves.
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Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Reinvents 3D Production at IBC 2014
The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, leading provider of future-oriented solutions for an enhanced digital media and digital cinema workflow, will be demonstrating its latest technologies at IBC 2014, stand 8.B80, as a result of the completion of its Spatial-AV project. This project is the Alliance’s initiative to automate the procedures of 3D production and provide intelligent, modular, multi-sensory recording and production systems for immersive audio-visual media.
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Aspera, an IBM Company, Partners with EVS and Elemental to Bring Unprecedented Second Screen Video Streaming to Millions of Sports Fans Worldwide
New Cloud-Based Service Delivers Near-Real Time Hd Content To Global Sports Fans
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Aspera, an IBM company, together with EVS, a leading provider of broadcast and media production systems, and Elemental, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, deployed the first large-scale system for high-resolution live video streaming via the cloud to enable viewers to watch live HD media and sporting events from their connected devices.
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Fairlight Launches Affordable QUANTUM.Live Table-Top Console
News: Fairlight Launches Affordable QUANTUM.Live Table-Top ConsoleExtending its Range of Dual Purpose Production Consoles, Fairlight’s New Release Offers a Powerful Entry Level Solution.
IBC 2014 will see the launch of QUANTUM.Live Table-Top (TT), the newest addition to Fairlight's live console family that includes the award winning EVO.Live digital audio mixing system.
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L5 Portable LED Fresnel Now Available Worldwide
News: L5 Portable LED Fresnel Now Available WorldwideOrders are already being fulfilled worldwide for the recent addition to ARRI’s L-Series, the compact and lightweight L5. The L-Series started with the L7, an LED Fresnel that provides 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, offering the same outstanding features as the L7, but in a smaller, more portable form.
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Vidcheck Adds Automated Correction of PSE Flashing to Vidfixer Auto QC & Correction Software
Stand 8.A30 – Vidcheck, a specialist supplier of software for automated QC and correction of video and audio media files, has announced that its Vidfixer product now includes automated correction of PSE flashing in file based video.
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Adorama Unveils Flashpoint ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer for DSLRs and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Now Available for Preorder
News: Adorama Unveils Flashpoint ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer for DSLRs and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Now Available for PreorderThe Newest Addition to the Popular Camera Stabilizing Line, Gyro is an Essential HD Video Accessory for any Photographer or Videographer; Save $300 By Preordering Now Exclusively From Adorama
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, has expanded the popular Flashpoint ZeroGrav stabilizer line once more with the ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer, now available for preorder only at Adorama.
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DK-Technologies Announces New Strategic Appointment
News: DK-Technologies Announces New Strategic AppointmentAnders Kjempff joins the company as Sales and Marketing Director
DK-Technologies has announced the appointment of Anders Kjempff to the position of Sales and Marketing Director, with responsibility for promoting the company’s range of audio and video metering products including the award winning DK Meter. He will be based at DK-Technologies’ head office in Herlev, Denmark.
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SMPTE® and FKTG Release Details on Forum 2015, 'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective'
Two-Day Forum Will Examine Emerging Technologies and Business Impact of Broadband Media Across All Platforms
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 details for the SMPTE Forum 2015 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum is scheduled for 7-8 May 2015, at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin. Factors as wide as EU policy, net neutrality, copyright, and mining "big data" are shaping the possibilities in the complex European market and redefining how the industry engages its audience. The SMPTE Forum 2015 will examine these topics, and how connectivity, bandwidth, and media technology improvements will impact media production and distribution across all platforms, from cinema and broadcast to mobile and interactive new media technologies.
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Ben Gibbs, Jan Cilliers and Celest Gilbert Launch GIRL OVERBOARD
News: Ben Gibbs, Jan Cilliers and Celest Gilbert Launch GIRL OVERBOARDFilm and commercial VFX Supervisor Ben Gibbs, VFX Supervisor and Lead Flame Artist, Jan Cilliers and Executive Producer Celest Gilbert launch creative studio GIRL OVERBOARD.
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AlphaDogs & Flickbag Inc. Celebrate Last Supper Winning Five Top Awards at San Francisco Global Movie Fest
News: AlphaDogs & Flickbag Inc. Celebrate Last Supper Winning Five Top Awards at San Francisco Global Movie FestAlphaDogs and Flickbag Inc. is pleased to announce Director Param Gill’s independent dramedy feature film "Last Supper" won five top awards at the 22nd San Francisco Global Movie Fest in San Jose, Calif. last month. With a sold out theater screening audience of 1,000 viewers, "Last Supper" was named Best of Fest while Gill ("Rockin’ Meera") was named Best Director and presented with $100,000, which has never been awarded until this year. Legendary comedian Eddie Griffin ("Malcom & Eddie", "Undercover Brother") took home the Best Actor award, Najarra Townsend ("Contracted") won Best Actress, and Ludmil Kazakov, Best Editor.
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Award-Winning Australian Video Agency Taps Small Tree and Digistor to Maximize Workflow
Melbourne Company Achieves Optimal Speeds and ROI with TitaniumZ-16 Shared Storage System Across 10GbE
Delivering stunning video content for corporate, agency and government clients, New McPherson recently grew tired of its cumbersome workflow system. To accelerate its post-production process, the Melbourne-based agency turned to Digistor, digital media solution specialists, for expert counsel. After a thorough review of New McPherson’s setup, which included a range of direct connect external drives moving data from one workstation to another, Digistor prescribed a robust, scalable and ROI-friendly TitaniumZ-16 Ethernet-based shared storage system from Small Tree.
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BroadStream Announces New ARMADA Toolkit at IBC 2014
BroadStream releases new Applications for Resilient Management of Assets, Devices and Archives featuring Radar an Enterprise MAM Controlled Integrated Playout Solution
At IBC 2014 on stand 8.B29, BroadStream Solutions, the global broadcast solutions provider, will unveil ARMADA, the Company's new fleet of applications that can be combined and configured to handle specialized tasks and enhanced integration. Adapting to customer requirements, ARMADA's toolkit uses flexible modules to deliver powerful tailored solutions to requirements such as time delay, media ingest, localization, and more. The inherent flexibility of ARMADA allows broadcasters to build systems without restrictions thanks to powerful APIs that encourage integration.
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Blackmagic Design announces new disk formatting update for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: Blackmagic Design announces new disk formatting update for Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9.5 software which includes dashboard on screen menus and high performance disk formatting for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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Station Film Signs Director Eli Sverdlov
News: Station Film Signs Director Eli SverdlovFilmmaker Behind Quirky and Fantastical Campaigns for Pelephone, Orange, Subaru & More
Visual storyteller Eli Sverdlov, renowned for directing Pelephone’s whimsical “Welcome to Another World” campaign (ACW Grey Tel Aviv), has joined Station Film for global representation, it was announced today by Station Film’s Michael Di Girolamo (Partner/Executive Producer) and Stephen Orent (Managing Partner). Sverdlov’s signature big visual commercials are driven by an expertise in postproduction, photography and graphic design. And his technical inventiveness is coupled with a quirky and fantastical style reminiscent of a Wes Anderson or Tim Burton film.
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Visual Effects Society Announces the Release of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures, 2nd Edition
Praised by Stakeholders as the Definitive Industry Bible for VFX
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, proudly announced the release of the much-anticipated 2nd edition of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects. Hailed as the most complete guide to visual effects techniques and best practices on the market today, it covers essential techniques and solutions for all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors, from pre-production through production and post-production. The updated guide has already been reviewed as “..the definitive visual effects textbook for our times..” by Animation World Network and “A 'must' for anyone involved in any aspect of visual effects production" by BookWatch.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Neutron And Epoch | Neutron Low Profile Half Length Uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI I/O Video Cards
Applications Include SDK for 3Rd Party Developers, 4K 60p I/O Workflows, Digital Intermediary, Digital Content Creation, Video Servers, Encoding, Decoding & Streaming of MPEG and H.264, Live and Non-Live CG Supporting Windows, Linux and Mac OSX Operating Systems New Cards Immediately Available
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduced and announced the immediate availability of the Epoch | 4K Neutron and Epoch | Neutron video cards at IBC 2014.
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SGO France Officially Opens its Doors
News: SGO France Officially Opens its DoorsMistika's Brand Grows in Strength in New French Venture
Based in Madrid, SGO expands its European horizons further with the launch of a new office in France which will open its doors next month to serve a thriving creative community.
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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Categories
News: American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television CategoriesAnnual Awards Gala Set for February 15, 2015
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is accepting submissions in the television categories for the 29th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. The two categories are (1) Television Movie, Miniseries or Pilot, and (2) an Episode of a Regular Series. The deadline for entries is noon (PST) on November 3. Winners will be named during the awards gala, set for February 15, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century City.
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Christie 4K Technology Brings Filmmakers’ Vision into Sharper Focus at the Toronto International Film Festival
News: Christie 4K Technology Brings Filmmakers’ Vision into Sharper Focus at the Toronto International Film FestivalA Festival Sponsor for 14 Consecutive Years, Christie Helps Filmmakers Share Their Vision with Dazzling Clarity
Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, brings the 39th Annual Toronto International Film Festival®* into sharper focus this year by lighting up an expanded list of venues with Christie 4K-resolution digital cinema projection. With 4K submissions to the festival having doubled from 2013, Christie, the official projection sponsor for 14 consecutive years, will offer 4K screening capability at Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre, The Elgin Theatre's Visa Screening Room and Ryerson Theatre. All TIFF Bell Lightbox cinemas also feature Christie 4K projection.
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yU+co Crafts Thoughtful Yet Provocative Title Sequence For HBO’s “The Leftovers”
News: yU+co Crafts Thoughtful Yet Provocative Title Sequence For HBO’s “The Leftovers”Religious Symbolism Subtly Plays Out Over A Fresco Painting In Enticing Animated Show Open To New, Thought-Provoking Series
The new HBO series “The Leftovers” asks many big questions about the meaning of life, the existence of God and the future of the human race. Likewise for the show’s main title sequence in which show creators Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) and writer Tom Perrotta turned to the award-winning creative studio yU+co. and Creative Director Garson Yu to create a concept that matched the ambitions of the show.
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Getty Images Celebrates 10Th Anniversary of Grants Programme, Announces 2014 Recipients at Visa Pour l’Image
Getty Images has Awarded $1.2M Since The Inception of its Programme, Including $130K In 2014, Demonstrating a Continued Commitment to Promoting Excellence in Imagery Through Tangible, Positive Contributions to The Industry.
The world’s leading visual communications company, Getty Images, today announced the recipients of its 10th annual grants programme. Since its inception in 2004, Getty Images has supported the photojournalism and photographic communities with $1.2M in financial grants, receiving thousands of entries throughout the decade tenure. In 2014 Getty Images received a total of 575 entries from photographers in 89 countries.
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Agenda Set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet
The stage show agenda has now been set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place during IBC2014 on Sunday, 14 September 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam, NL. The SuperMeet agenda will feature film editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey as well as user driven presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, iZotope, Atomos, and HP. Tickets to the the Amsterdam SuperMeet can be purchased at the SuperMeet website. Doors open at 16:30 and SuperMeet stage show begins at 19:00.
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The Art Directors Guild Announces New Rule Changes for its 19Th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, JAN. 31
The Art Directors Guild (ADG), IATSE Local 800 has set new rule changes for its Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, it was announced today by ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Co-Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. The rule changes will be in effect for the upcoming ADG Awards, set for January 31, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Audio Network US Supercharges Industry-Leading Growth with Appointment of New Head of Marketing
News: Audio Network US Supercharges Industry-Leading Growth with Appointment of New Head of MarketingAudio Network US Inc., the international music company specializing in music for video, film and television, announced today the appointment of Eric Morse as Head of Marketing. Morse joins Audio Network from Warner Music Group and will work across the Americas to continue and accelerate the company’s growth in the region.
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Don't Miss Cinnafilm Tachyon at IBC 2014!
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SIM Digital/Bling Digital Workflow Expertise to Emmy® Award Winning Limited Series "Fargo"
News: SIM Digital/Bling Digital Workflow Expertise to Emmy® Award Winning Limited Series "Fargo"SIM Digital and Bling Digital, the production and post-production/workflow divisions of The SIM Group, provided production, workflow and post-production services to the Emmy Award winning limited series "Fargo" from MGM Television and FX Productions.
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Orad RealSet Was Awarded the Panorama Audiovisual Award 2014
The Company has Won an Award for the Best Virtual Set Solution
Orad received an award at the Panorama Audiovisual Awards 2014 in the category “Virtual Set Solution” for Orad RealSet. More than 200 companies competed in 49 categories. Voting was carried out through a dedicated website, and the winners were decided online by the readers of the magazine Panorama Audiovisual.
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Vidfixer Shortlisted for IABM Innovation Award
Stand 8.A30 – Vidcheck, a supplier of class-leading software for automated quality control and automated correction of file-based media, has announced that its Vidfixer automated quality control (Auto QC) technology has been named as an “IABM Design & Innovation Awards Finalist 2014” in the “Test, Quality Control and Monitoring” category for the IABM Design & Innovation Awards 2014.
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Grass Valley to Showcase Future-Ready Broadcast Portfolio Enhancements at IBC 2014
At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase solutions and services designed to meet the needs of broadcasters and media companies both today and tomorrow. Visitors will learn how to take on the challenge of emerging technologies, like 4K/UHD and IP-enabled workflows, while also experiencing the broad array of solution demonstrations throughout the Grass Valley stand. IBC 2014 marks the European debut of the new Grass Valley and is the first time that the newly formed company will be showcasing solutions at one stand — in Hall 1, Stand D11.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 Units
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 UnitsNow Available for the Avid™ Product Family for the First-Time
Boris Continuum Complete 9 (BCC) Units are now available from Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film. The sixteen Units include new filters, features, and speed improvements from the recently updated flagship product, Boris Continuum Complete.
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Timecode Buddy Launches New Timecode and Metadata Hub
News: Timecode Buddy Launches New Timecode and Metadata HubSee Timecode Buddy on the Timecode Systems stand 9.B14b. at the IBC exhibition, RAI Centre, Amsterdam September 12- 16
This autumn, Timecode Systems is releasing the ultimate production and camera accessory – a single box solution to streamlining production workflows. It's their most advanced, feature-packed and future-proof piece of long range RF and WiFi enabled timecode and metadata technology yet and it’s all set to be unveiled for the first time at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam from 12-16 September.
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Xytech Partners With Unlimi-Tech Enabling Accelerated File Transfers
Integration of FileCatalyst Technology with MediaPulse Platform Seamlessly Speeds File Delivery
Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media industries, and Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., a pioneer in managed file transfers, today announced a technology partnership integrating the companies' signature products. The robust functionality will accelerate media operations from initial request through distribution and billing for Xytech users, without compromising security or speed.
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3-D Museum To Launch In Los Angeles
Center For Stereoscopic 3-D Begins Fundraising Campaign
Award winning 3-D filmmaker Eric Kurland has announced the launch of a new non-profit arts organization, 3-D SPACE: The Center For Stereoscopic Photography, Art, Cinema, and Education. 3-D SPACE will operate a museum, gallery, theater, library and classroom dedicated to both the preservation of the history of stereoscopic imaging, and the advancement of current and future 3-D arts and sciences.
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isovideo Announces Breakthrough Quality SD/HD to HD/UHD/4K Remastering Services using Award-Winning Viarte
isovideo announces the launch of their Viarte cluster-based SD/HD to HD/UHD/4K remastering Service for the media entertainment industries. Viarte was one of five winners of the prestigious Game-Changer Awards by the IABM/NAB 2013.
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Feature Documentary “Finding the Gold Within” Used isovideo's Viarte Services for Footage Conversion
isovideo announced that a highly inspirational documentary “Finding the Gold Within” by independent film maker/producer Karina Epperlein used isovideo's Viarte service for footage conversions (converting from 1920x1080p 29.97 to 1920x1080p 23.976). The film will be world premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 3 and 4, 2014.
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Aspera, An IBM Company, Helps Viki Speed the Delivery of Premium Video Content to 33 Million Worldwide Viewers a Month
Aspera On Demand Helps Transform the way Viki Delivers Subtitled Videos Through the Cloud
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Viki, a global video streaming website, has selected Aspera, an IBM company, as its exclusive provider of high-speed file transfer solutions for all video uploads from Viki’s content providers from over 100 countries. By speeding the movement of video – the most prevalent form of Big Data – Aspera enables Viki to quickly receive, subtitle and distribute premium video content to its diverse global user base.
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Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and Exciting Innovations at IBC2014
News: Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and Exciting Innovations at IBC2014Visit Stand 7.K29 for Demos of the Brand New mocha Pro 4 Plus an Exclusive Preview of the Newest Features to be Released in Version 4.1; See Presentations from Industry Professionals Martin Brennand, Lars Wemmje and Ben Brownlee Heusner
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® planar tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s IBC Show, which will be held at the RAI in Amsterdam from September 12th through 16th. Visit Imagineer Systems at stand 7.K29 for hands-on demonstrations of the recently released mocha Pro 4, which features a brand new stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, Adobe Premiere support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects and post-production facilities. Attendees to the show can also get a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released mocha Pro v4.1, plus hear from visual effects artists using mocha in their daily workflows.
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Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of Production
News: Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of ProductionPost production and visual effects company Encore has hired Andy Gizzarelli as Vice President, Head of Production for its Los Angeles office. Gizzarelli will oversee Encore Hollywood’s team of post production supervisors, in addition to producing shows in-house – starting with the third season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in 4K.
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Sonnet Announces Dual-Port 10GBase-T Thunderbolt™ 2 Adapter
Sonnet's Twin 10G Adds Lightning-Fast 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connectivity to Any Computer With a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt Port
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Twin 10G Thunderbolt™ 2 to Dual-Port Copper 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) Adapter, a near-plug-and-play solution for adding lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to any computer with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports. Featuring 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology, the Twin 10G enables users to connect to high-speed infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard — offering up to 10 times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet, the common wired network connection included with most computers today. Support for Wake-on-LAN and other advanced features make this Sonnet adapter suitable for use in a variety of workflows and environments.
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Riptide Music Group Artist Helen Austin Wins 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" for her Original Tune "Colour It"
News: Riptide Music Group Artist Helen Austin Wins 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" for her Original Tune "Colour It"Riptide Music Group, a “sync-flavored” global publishing administration company with services that include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and video games, has announced that its artist Helen Austin is the co-winner of the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest’s “Song of the Year.”
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Fairlight Showcases 3D Audio Workspace at IBC 2014
News: Fairlight Showcases 3D Audio Workspace at IBC 2014This Unique Platform for 3D Sound Production Allows You to Mix Once, Mix Immersively and Deliver in Multiple Formats.
At IBC 2014, Fairlight will showcase 3D Audio Workspace (3DAW), a new platform for immersive and object oriented 3D Sound Production.
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SSL C10 HD Lays The Foreign Language "SmackDown" for WWE
News: SSL C10 HD Lays The Foreign Language "SmackDown" for WWE“Ease-of-Use for the Operator and Reliability for Engineering Were Two Strong Reasons to Choose the SSL C10”
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) has upgraded its post production facilities with a Solid State Logic C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console in Audio 5 studio to support foreign language broadcasts. WWE programs, including "Monday Night RAW," "SmackDown" and "WWE Total Divas" are delivered to 650 million homes in over 150 countries and translated into 30 languages. WWE live and televised entertainment encompasses terrestrial, cable and satellite broadcast and Pay-Per-View, along with the recently-launched over-the-top (OTT) WWE Network. The C10 HD is used to simulcast "RAW" in Spanish live in the U.S. and to Spanish-speaking countries like Puerto Rico and Mexico. It is also used for multilingual voice to picture (ADR) post-production of all WWE shows for localized programming in Brazil, China (in Mandarin), Japan and Russia.
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Blackmagic Cinema Cameras Capture Complex Action Sequences in ‘The Expendables 3’
News: Blackmagic Cinema Cameras Capture Complex Action Sequences in ‘The Expendables 3’Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Cinema Cameras EF were used to capture complex action sequences in the new film “The Expendables 3.” Second Unit DP Paul Hughen, ASC, placed the cameras directly in the action in order to get incredible shots, including exciting scenes of car races, intricate boat chases and large scale action sequences.
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SPLICE® Expands Audio Department with Addition of Sound Designer/Mixer Keith Gettelman
News: SPLICE® Expands Audio Department with Addition of Sound Designer/Mixer Keith GettelmanCreative Studio Provides Sound Design for Director Eric D. Howell’s New Short Film “Strangers” at Legendary Skywalker Sound
Creative studio SPLICE® continues to expand its Audio Department with the addition of Sound Designer/Mixer Keith Gettelman. Splice welcomed fellow Sound Designer/Mixer Troy Hermes earlier this year to head the company’s Audio team. Together this summer, Gettelman and Hermes provided sound design and effects for Director Eric D. Howell’s (“Ana’s Playground”) new short film “Strangers” starring James Denton (Desperate Housewives) and Marta Milans (Law and Order) that went to final mix with Oscar-winner Gary Rizzo at legendary Skywalker Sound in Northern California.
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Calibre UK Signs with Imagine Communications for Worldwide Distribution of New Fovea-F1 MEMC Convertor at IBC 2014
News: Calibre UK Signs with Imagine Communications for Worldwide Distribution of New Fovea-F1 MEMC Convertor at IBC 2014British image processing specialists, Calibre UK will launch their innovative new Fovea-F1 broadcast grade motion estimated and motion compensated standards (MEMC) convertor at the upcoming IBC 2014 trade show in Amsterdam. To extend its global launch, Calibre has signed a global distribution agreement with Imagine Communications, a market leader of media software and video infrastructure solutions serving the global broadcast, multichannel video programming distributor and enterprise markets.
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The Mill Announces New Investment for Mill Color
News: The Mill Announces New Investment for Mill ColorThe Mill Announces New Investment for Mill Color, with Three New Color Talent Hires, Promotions and the Launch of New York’s First Dedicated Commercials 4K Suite
Mill Color is thrilled to announce the expansion of its globally renowned colorist team by introducing three new hires across its US studios. Mill Color in New York welcomes Aline Sinquin as senior colorist with Dave Ludlam joining Mill LA, also in the role of senior colorist. Coinciding with the arrival is the hire of Thatcher Peterson as executive producer color in the Los Angeles Mill studio.
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