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Dalet Adds More Functionality to Its Adobe Premiere Pro CC-Dalet MAM Integration
New Dalet Xtend Update Features Enhanced Adobe Project Sharing, Individual Sequence Saving and Proxy Editing, Plus Advanced Metadata Handling and Genealogy Tracking
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, unveiled a new release of its Dalet Xtend module for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC at NAB 2014 (booth SL2725). Deployed at several Dalet/Adobe customer sites, Dalet Xtend for Adobe lets Adobe Premiere Pro CC editors connect directly to the Dalet MAM platform.
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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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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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Dalet Releases New Application Programming Interface
More Versatile and Powerful, Dalet API2 Takes Third-Party Integration with Dalet Galaxy Enterprise MAM Platform a Step Further
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, announced today the release of its second generation application programming interface – API2. Featured at the upcoming NAB 2014 exhibition (booth SL2725), and an integral part of the Dalet Galaxy MAM platform, the new SOA-compliant Web Services API2 provides a high level of interoperability and straightforward integration with third-party broadcast and corporate systems and applications. API2 will simplify and empower third-party integration with new capabilities.
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Rapidly Expanding NewTek Developer Network Adds 22 Customer Workflows
NewTek Product Ecosystem Now Includes 57 Customer Solutions In Graphics, Streaming, Automation & Controllers, Content, Asset Management & Storage
NewTek™ today announced the addition of 22 new customer workflows into the NewTek Developer Network. The rapidly growing program now offers 57 innovative and seamlessly integrated workflows for TriCaster™ and 3Play™ users, extending significant time-and cost-savings efficiencies to anyone using NewTek live production tools.
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MultiDyne® Increases Interoperability and Flexibility for Fiber Transport Applications With The Dingo™
New Platform Provides Seamless Communication Between openGear® Cards and MultiDyne Field Fiber Solutions, Streamlining Fiber Transport Operations
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced The Dingo™, a new fiber transport platform that enables interoperability between portable and fixed infrastructure equipment, bringing unprecedented flexibility to the field of fiber transport. Available in three compatible formats, The Dingo platform offers seamless communication between openGear® products and other fiber transport equipment — both in the studio or truck and in the field, streamlining fiber transport operations.
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BT Media and Broadcast (BT M&B) and Pacific Television Center (PacTV) Strike Network Sharing Deal
BT Media and Broadcast, the global media services division of BT Plc, and PacTV, the transmission and live production provider to the global broadcast industry, today announced that each would be offering the world-wide reach and services of the other to their customers in a new network collaboration arrangement.
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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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NewTek Unveils Transformed 3Play Product Family Starting at $9,995
Integrated Sports Production Systems Set New Price-Performance Standards; Breakthrough Pricing Provides Replay Opportunities For Producers At All Levels
NewTek™ today unveiled a new family of 3Play™ sports production solutions that includes major enhancements to the 3Play 4800, the introduction of a new 3Play 440 model, and the 3Play 425 model now starting at $9,995 USD. Unlike most replay systems that typically rely on linear, tape-based workflows, 3Play systems feature a broad range of new integrated production capabilities for creating dynamic sports programs that drive audience growth, brand awareness, and social media engagement––all with the beautiful, network-style look of a professional sports broadcast.
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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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Aframe Collaboration with Sony on Wireless Workflow Launched at NAB 2014 - South Lower, #SL 9110
Aframe integration with Sony wireless camera adapter to accelerate broadcast production workflow
Cloud video platform provider Aframe [Booth: SL9110] today announces a new cloud based workflow service in collaboration with Sony Corporation (Sony) [Booth: C11001] that will be demonstrated for the first time at NAB, 5-10 April, in Las Vegas. Aframe has become a cloud vendor for Sony’s wireless camera adapter, the integration of which vastly accelerates the workflow of broadcast content for news and production.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
News: Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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Union Visual Effects Re-Creates Renaissance Era Florence for the Second Season of "Da Vinci’s Demons."
Union VFX has provided key visual effects work over several episodes of the second season of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons”, produced by Adjacent Productions, it was announced today. The first episode premieres in the UK on April 4 at 10PM on FOX UK.
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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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Lipsync Prepares For "Girls’ Night Out"
Other Forthcoming Film Projects Include "Bill", "The Face Of An Angel" and "London Road"
LipSync will provide equity investment and post-production services for the film "Girls’ Night Out," produced by Ecosse Films. Directed by Julian Jarrold, the film is a fairy tale re-imagining of V.E. Day in 1945, when Princess Margaret and her sister Elizabeth are allowed out of Buckingham Palace for the night, where they encounter romance and danger.
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PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014
News: PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, will host a fully functional Accelerated Media Technologies (AMT) news truck from Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based independent global transmission and production company, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth OE1344). The must-see vehicle, parked at IMT’s outdoor booth, is ideal for live production, location shots, playout, remote production and transmission backup, and is equipped with IMT’s Nucomm Newscaster VT7.4 HD/SD ENG/SNG/OB Van Transmitter, among additional high-end gear.
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MultiDyne® Introduces All-Optical LightningSwitch for Simple, Cost-Effective Routing of Fiber-Optic Signals
Low Profile Routing Switch Eliminates Fiber Patch Panels, Making it Easy to Reroute Any Fiber-Optic Path, Including One-Way and Bidirectional Camera, Audio, and Data Streams
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced LightningSwitch, a 48x48 optical-to-optical routing switch that simplifies the routing of fiber-optic signals within broadcast infrastructures by eliminating the need for fiber patch panels. Relying on highly reliable piezoelectric beam-steering technology, LightningSwitch minimizes optical connection loss and maximizes optical performance from a high-density, compact 1-RU chassis, enabling cost-effective, trouble-free optical routing of video, audio, and data signals. Applications include broadcast and transmission facilities, sports venues, outside broadcast vehicles, cross-campus networks, postproduction, and satellite uplink management.
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MAXON and Vizrt Announce New Integration Between Cinema 4D and Viz Artist
CINEWARE Allows for Streamlined 3D Design Workflow Via Native CINEMA 4D File Import into Viz Artist; Demos During the 2014 NAB Show at Vizrt Booth #SL 2419
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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Independent Studio IndustryWorks Pictures Brings the Powerful and Historical Original Drama Series
News: Independent Studio IndustryWorks Pictures Brings the Powerful and Historical Original Drama Series‘The Lost Legion’ To MIPTV
IndustryWorks is pleased to announce the exclusive ‘first look’ at the new TV drama series ‘The Lost Legion’ at MIPTV this April.
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NAB 2014 Newsmedia Invitation from Camera Corps
Vitec Group stand, C6025, 2014 NAB Show
NAB 2014 Newsmedia Invitation from Camera Corps
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Object Matrix Provides Searchable AS-11 Archive.
News: Object Matrix Provides Searchable AS-11 Archive.Object Matrix, Leading Developer of Trusted Scalable Object Based Archive Systems Today Launches an AS-11 Search Option to MatrixStore, its Trusted Nearline Storage Platform
AS-11 is a new file specification standard created as a vendor-neutral subset of the MXF file format to use for delivery of finished programming from program producers and program distributors to broadcasters. In the UK, the DPP (Digital Production Partnership - BBC, Channel 4, Sky, S4C, ITV, Channel Five and UKTV) require files delivered to UK broadcasters to be compliant with a specified subset of the new, internationally recognised AS-11 standard.
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MultiDyne® Appoints Industry Veteran Jim Hurwitz to Senior Management Role
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced that it has appointed Jim Hurwitz as vice president of business development. In his new role, Hurwitz will be responsible for developing and marketing new products for MultiDyne to increase the company's global sales efforts.
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Adder Technology Unveiling 4K Connectivity Solutions At NAB
Adder and Stagebox to Demonstrate Full IP-Based Broadcast Workflow
Adder Technology, the leader in high performance, keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) connectivity solutions, will unveil its 4K-ready solutions at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. In addition, the company will demonstrate the power and flexibility of its end-to-end IP based workflow across the broadcast chain at its booth, SL10105.
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Arrow Media Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform for All Productions
News: Arrow Media Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform for All ProductionsAframe’s Cloud Video Platform to Save Storage Costs, and Enable Rapid and Secure Remote Review and Approval
Arrow Media, one of the UK's top independent creative forces, has selected Aframe as its corporate cloud video platform. Aframe will be used across all Arrow Media’s productions, to facilitate the production process and enable lower costs, as well as secure and very reliable storage. The move is part of Arrow Media’s strategic focus on new technologies, and particularly cloud-based solutions, to maintain its agility as it continues its rapid expansion.
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Sounds Good For The 2014 F1 Season
The 2014 Formula 1 Racing Season Not Only Heralds Dramatic New Cars on the Tarmac, Technical Innovations in the Broadcast Coverage are also Taking Place Behind the Scenes.
Raycom, the leading distributor of professional wireless audio for the broadcast industry, has supplied a ground-breaking wireless audio and IEM solution to Presteigne Broadcast Hire for use by the BBC during their coverage of the action.
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Miranda Integrates Vertigo XG Graphics with never.no Social TV Platform, Story
Booth: N2513, Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, has collaborated with never.no, a leader in Social TV solutions, to offer a seamless integration between Miranda’s Vertigo XG broadcast graphics platform with never.no’s Social TV product Story.
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Cambridge Imaging Systems brings flagship MAM and publishing solutions to NAB 2014
New Partnerships Enable Customers to Build Scalable, Secure Workflows
At NAB 2014 Cambridge Imaging Systems will present its world class cloud-based and software-based media management and publishing solutions. Cambridge Imaging Systems has also recently announced key partnerships with companies including Quantum, FileCatalyst and Object Matrix that will help clients to build scalable, secure end-to-end workflows. The company will discuss these partnerships and present demonstrations of its Imagen and ImagenCloud systems at NAB 2014 on Stand SL5507.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60Th Anniversary At The 2014 NAB Show
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60Th Anniversary At The 2014 NAB ShowLeading Camera Support Company Provides Innovative Solutions for Film & Television
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm, as it prepares to kick off its 60th anniversary celebration at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). The Australian-owned camera support equipment company will toast its success by commemorating its professional progression throughout the years in supplying the film and television industry with revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads.
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SPLICE® Welcomes Sound Designer/Mixer Troy Hermes to Head Company’s Audio Department
News: SPLICE® Welcomes Sound Designer/Mixer Troy Hermes to Head Company’s Audio DepartmentCreative studio SPLICE® has welcomed Sound Designer/Mixer Troy Hermes to their diverse and talented team. Hermes will head the company’s Audio Department while providing sound design and audio mixing for projects.
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Adele Major joins MPC NY as Digital & Design Producer
News: Adele Major joins MPC NY as Digital & Design ProducerMPC NY Expands Digital Team
MPC NY continues to evolve its cross-platform lineup with the recent addition of Adele Major to the role of Digital & Design Producer. Leveraging her extensive and diverse knowledge of interactive and experiential design, Adele will lead digital projects for agency and brand clients.
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Acorn TV's Record-Breaking Year With Exclusive North American Premieres of Hit British Mysteries and Dramas
'Best British TV' Streaming Service Triples Subscribers and Grows 475% in Weekly Views
With the growing excitement surrounding British television and its reputation for brilliant casts, sumptuous costumes and well-written storylines, Acorn TV, the first streaming service focused on the best of British TV in North America, achieves a record-breaking year.
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Acorn Productions Ltd Announces Two Major New BBC1 Dramas for Agatha Christie's 125th Celebration Year
RLJ Entertainment Oversees Extraordinary Raft of Developments Across Platform, Bringing the Christie Brand to New Audiences
Acorn Productions Ltd today (Friday 28 February) announces that BBC1 has commissioned two significant new drama adaptations to bring Agatha Christie masterpieces to a new generation:
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SGO Proudly Continues Its Sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit
SGO proudly continues its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit. This important event, produced by Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society features the talented people and creative technologies behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year culminating in a celebration of the world's most excellent content. Mistika presentations will take place in the 3D Theatre on both days followed by Q&A’s. In addition, a series of exclusive screenings with expert practitioners will line-up the exciting two-day summit, many of whom have used Mistika in their projects.
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/WILDCHILD/ Signs Editor Julia Knight
News: /WILDCHILD/ Signs Editor Julia Knight/WILDCHILD/ continues its 2014 expansion with the signing of versatile editor Julia Knight, a globetrotting maestro in the realms of commercials, music videos and fashion film.
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Key Media Industry Organizations Launch Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability
Task Force Sponsored by NABA, AMWA, SMPTE, IABM, 4As, ANA, and EBU Seeks Contributions to New User-Requirements Survey
The launch of the Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability was announced today by its sponsors, the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM), American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's), and Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is participating as an observer.
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How to Overcome Excuses in 2014
6 Tips to Gain the Edge & Meet Your Goals
Great people throughout history often fail, quite miserably, before finally reaching their goals, says international business strategist Dan Waldschmidt.
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MultiDyne 2014 NAB Show Preview
MultiDyne® — Booth C9921
At the 2014 NAB Show, MultiDyne® will showcase a broad range of innovative, fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions designed specifically for pro A/V and broadcast applications.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'Following their highly successful deployment in the October 2013 pilot of 'Release the Hounds' on UK ITV2, Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom robotic heads have been selected by Gogglebox Entertainment to create a new two-hour special for German broadcaster ProSieben. Produced in partnership with Sony Pictures Television, it is scheduled for transmission in March.
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Reality Check Systems Launches UK Office
European Managing Director Mike Ward and Producer David Peacock to Support Existing Clients and Drive Business Across Europe and the Middle East
Reality Check Systems (RCS), a broadcast technology developer and solutions provider, is strengthening its global footprint with the launch of its first satellite office. Located in West London, the new facility will serve as an extension of the company’s Burbank operations and act as a central hub for business development, project management and technology innovation across Europe and the Middle East (EMEA). Mike Ward, European Managing Director and Producer David Peacock will oversee new business development and ongoing projects in the region.
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First Wave Tv Signs Director Kit Lynch-Robinson
News: First Wave Tv Signs Director Kit Lynch-RobinsonNY-based First Wave TV has signed London-based director Kit Lynch-Robinson for U.S. representation. His diverse portfolio reflects the essence of visual storytelling, as Lynch-Robinson has crafted emotionally engaging work for top brands such as Google, Samsung, Ikea, McDonald’s and Peugeot. An early adapter of digital content, Kit’s nuanced work has earned notable viral reach for content encompassing documentary, scripted comedy and action genres.
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Big Block Live Announces New Director Signings
News: Big Block Live Announces New Director SigningsBig Block Live to Represent Modern Storytellers Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia
Big Block Live has announced its first directorial roster, signing directors Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia for exclusive representation in North America. Collectively, these are writer/directors who create integrated campaigns across all platforms, who know how to build and captivate audiences and who understand the importance of distribution and destination to story.
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Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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Stefan Kramper Joins Molden Media
News: Stefan Kramper Joins Molden MediaDigital Media Veteran to Direct Worldwide Sales and Marketing
Multi-disciplinary broadcast innovators Molden Media have announced the appointment of Stefan Kramper to the position of Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director.
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Media Group International Introduces SIENNA to Its Broadcast Customers
Leading systems integrator Media Group International can now offer its broadcast customers seamless integration and next generation workflow after becoming an Approved SIENNA Systems integration partner.
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Camera Corps heads for BVE 2014
News: Camera Corps heads for BVE 2014Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company, will demonstrate at BVE 2014 a complete remotely controlled camera system based on the Q-Ball compact pan/tilt/zoom head. Exhibiting on stand H05, the Camera Corps will be represented at the show by Business Development Director Shaun Glanville and colleagues.
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Trilogy Features Enhanced Messenger Intercom at CABSAT 2014
Stand No. 801, CABSAT 2014, Dubai 11-13 March 2014: Trilogy Communications, a trusted global provider of high quality intercom systems and SPGs for TV studios, mobile production, playout and post will feature enhancements to its Messenger intercom system at CABSAT 2014.
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Dalet Drives Efficiency at i24news Multilingual Newsroom Operation
Dalet News Suite at the core of i24news’ state-of-the-art newsroom; 90-day facility rollout led by Dalet
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions software and services for content producers, has provided its powerful and highly versatile turnkey system, Dalet News Suite, for Israel’s new 24-hour news channel, i24news. Based in Jaffa port, Tel Aviv, the broadcaster transmits in three languages: English, French and Arabic, via a combination of satellite, cable and Internet. The impressive installation features the MAM-driven Dalet News Suite solution, two Dalet Brio 4:4 ingest and playout servers, Harmonic ProMedia Carbon transcoders, Quantum LTO Tape Library, and Brightcove CMS. In all, over 100 user workstations are deployed at i24news.
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California Amish Adds Director Lily Henderson
News: California Amish Adds Director Lily HendersonCalifornia Amish has added award-winning documentary film director and editor Lily Henderson to its roster.
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Eyeheight Colour Correctors Chosen for BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Stargazing Live
News: Eyeheight Colour Correctors Chosen for BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Stargazing LiveEyeheight colour correctors have been in action for major UK broadcast productions on each side of the 2014 new year transmission schedule. CC-2M systems were chosen for coverage the 60th BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony which was transmitted on Sunday December 15 from the First Direct Arena in Leeds. The programme included live content from multiple high-definition cameras, controlled from an outside broadcast vehicle. Award winner was Wimbledon tennis champion Andy Murray with rugby player Leigh Halfpenny second and jockey Tony McCoy third.
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SMPTE U.K. Regional Seminar To Focus On Effective Use Of IP Networks For Digital Media Workflows
Seminar Will Pack IP Technology Essentials for All Media Professionals Into Engaging One-Day Events 11 and 12 Feb. in London and Salford
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it is bringing its "Digital Media: Production to Distribution Using IP" seminar to the U.K. in February. Led by SMPTE Fellow Bruce Devlin and Ben Davenport of AmberFin on 11 Feb. in London and 12 Feb. in Salford, the U.K. Regional Seminar will address the use of media over IT networks in both streaming and file-based workflows.
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Camera Corps Branches Out For ITV's Text Santa 2013
News: Camera Corps Branches Out For ITV's Text Santa 2013Mini-Zoom and Q-Ball remotely controlled miniature cameras from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing speciality camera systems, went into action on Friday December 20 during ITV's annual Text Santa fund-raising initiative for six UK charities. Cameras were positioned at each extremity of a massive 'tree-of-terror' opposite ITV's London Studios on the South Bank.
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Facility Provides Full Post Services For Bbc’s Anticipated Austen Sequel Dramas
News: Facility Provides Full Post Services For Bbc’s Anticipated Austen Sequel DramasLipSync Post provided grading, online editing, sound, VFX and titles for BBC One’s three part drama "Death Comes To Pemberley," based on PD James’ acclaimed sequel to the Jane Austen classic "Pride and Prejudice." The dramas, produced by Origin Pictures for BBC One, are scheduled for broadcast on 26th, 27th and 28th December 2013.
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Pablo comes to 'Pemberley' for Christmas blockbuster TV mini-series
News: Pablo comes to 'Pemberley' for Christmas blockbuster TV mini-seriesLipSync Post handles post-production for new BBC drama 'Death Comes to Pemberley'
Death Comes to Pemberley, one of the most eagerly anticipated programmes in the UK's Christmas TV schedule this year, was entirely post-produced at LipSync Post in London, with color grading and deliverables carried out on one of the facility's three Quantel Pablo color correction and finishing systems by Senior Colourist, Stuart Fyvie, who completed the grade on all three one hour episodes in just nine days.
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Trinity Church Relies On Camera Corps “Wooden” Q-Ball To Capture Unique Angle Shots
News: Trinity Church Relies On Camera Corps “Wooden” Q-Ball To Capture Unique Angle ShotsA special “wooden” Q-Ball, a remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom camera from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing specialty camera systems, joined the equipment roster for the Trinity Church Wall Street’s new HD production facility. The Q-Ball was installed at the pulpit to provide panoramic views of parishioners and performers to chronicle church activities. An artist was commissioned to skilfully paint the “wooden” exterior of the camera housing to match the wood grain of the pulpit. The fixed position “wooden” Q-Ball joins two other portable use Q-Ball cameras.
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Hackenbacker Tackles the Audio for a Classic Tale of Valour
News: Hackenbacker Tackles the Audio for a Classic Tale of Valour"The Musketeers," a new version of Alexandre Dumas’ much loved novel, will be screened on BBC One in 2014.
Award-winning facility Hackenbacker has completed the entire audio post production for "The Musketeers," a new 10-part BBC Drama Production for BBC One that will make its television debut next year.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Time Grand Prix World Champion
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Time Grand Prix World ChampionWhen Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the U.S. leg of the 2013 Grand Prix season, the Q-Ball system from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing specialty camera systems, was on-hand to capture the action. The host broadcaster relies on Q-Ball to provide unobtrusive, high quality HD video to capture these special moments, most pointedly this season when pictures of Vettel accepting his trophy as the four-time winner of the 2013 Grand Prix at the Indian Grand Prix were broadcast to millions worldwide.
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Registration Opens For BVE 2014
- UK’s essential broadcast and production event brings new technology, networking opportunities and comprehensive free seminar programme -
BVE 2014, the essential event for content creation professionals, is open for visitor registration at bvexpo.com. The event, which covers all aspects of the broadcast industry from conception to consumption, offers an unrivalled programme of free seminars as well as product showcases and networking opportunities. BVE 2014 takes place from 25-27 February 2014 at ExCeL London.
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Camera Corps Reports Landmark 2013 Including Growing Demand For High-Impact Second-Screen Content
Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing speciality camera systems, reports an outstandingly successful 2013 both as a manufacturer and provider of broadcast support services.
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deltatre and Vizrt expanding partnership for Magma Pro Football solution
News: deltatre and Vizrt expanding partnership for Magma Pro Football solutionItaly-based sports media and technology company deltatre and Vizrt broaden their partnership with Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero for the upcoming Football World Championship. Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero extends deltatre’s Magma product offering typically used for TV graphics and tournament statistics (including tracking data) with the virtual graphic capabilities and 3D camera flights offered by Viz Libero.
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LipSync Post Appoints Head Of TV Post As Demand Grows For Broadcast Services
- ITV’s Beverley Horne appointed to new role -
LipSync Post has appointed Beverley Horne to the newly created role of Head of TV Post, effective immediately. The new role reflects LipSync’s ongoing commitment to TV drama, as the facility continues to win more broadcast contracts alongside its feature film work.
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Trilogy Communications Appoints New COO
Trilogy, a leading supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators for the broadcast industry, has announced the appointment of Keith Norton as Chief Operating Officer.
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Aframe Helps Timeline TV Move, Store and Manage Digital Dailies Super-fast and Securely For Drama Series “In the Flesh”
News: Aframe Helps Timeline TV Move, Store and Manage Digital Dailies Super-fast and Securely For Drama Series “In the Flesh”Aframe Delivers Avid Edit Ready Proxies To London in Under 5 hours, instead of over 35 hours; Uniting Media City and London in A New Era of Digital Dailies Management
Aframe announced that its cloud video production platform helped Timeline TV in Media City to expedite production for the second series of BBC Three’s zombie drama “In the Flesh.” By streamlining the Avid-centric workflow and eliminating a time-consuming transcoding step, Aframe helped Timeline TV make rushes ready for the edit, and make viewing copies available to clients and executives in less than 5 hours, instead of the usual 35 hours.
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Milk To Create VFX For New" Doctor Who" Series
VFX house Milk Visual Effects – the company behind the visual effects created for the BBC’s "Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special episode: Day of the Doctor" - has been commissioned by the BBC to create the visual effects for the forthcoming eighth series of "Doctor Who," starring new Doctor Peter Capaldi. The new series will be broadcast in 2014.
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Milk Delivers VFX to Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special in Stereoscopic 3D
News: Milk Delivers VFX to Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special in Stereoscopic 3DVFX house Milk Visual Effects worked with the BBC to create the visual effects for the BBC’s hotly anticipated 75-minute special Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode: The Day of the Doctor. Shot in stereoscopic 3D, the episode was broadcast on BBC One in the UK on Saturday 23rd November achieving an average audience of 10.2 million and was simulcast in 94 countries and in more than 1500 cinemas across the world, winning a Guinness World Record as the largest simulcast of a TV drama in history.
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"Foyle's War" Renewed for Another Series Starring Michael Kitchen and Written by Creator Anthony Horowitz
The Universally Acclaimed Hit Series Will Return With Three New Mysteries in 2015
Acorn Productions, ITV, and Eleventh Hour Films today confirmed a new series of "Foyle's War" starring Michael Kitchen, and created and written by celebrated novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz.
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Digital District Now Manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube!
500 New Licenses to Be Used Immediately Across Global Organization on New 3D Feature
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that the global VFX firm Digital District will now use Qube! to manage linked render farms from China to Paris.
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Final Cut Pro X High-Tech Plugin Effects Available on FxFactory
News: Final Cut Pro X High-Tech Plugin Effects Available on FxFactoryBoston based Noise Industries today announces Hi-Tech Effects for FxFactory. Designed exclusively for Final Cut Pro X, Hi-Tech from Luca Visual FX features over 30 customizable effects to suit the needs of every editor. Hi-Tech enables editors to completely customize Mographs for music videos, promos, corporate videos, documentaries, television, news and more. It includes plugins for creating visually engaging holograms, displays, lower thirds, fractals and Sci-Fi motion graphics.
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, today is proud to announce the release of Hi-Tech Effects for FxFactory. Designed exclusively for Final Cut Pro X, Hi-Tech from Luca Visual FX has over 30 customizable effects to suit the needs of every editor.
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Q-Ball tracks the talent at 2013 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!'
News: Q-Ball tracks the talent at 2013 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!'Remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, will track contestants in the winter 2013 series of the reality television show 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' on ITV in the UK and channel 3e in Ireland. ITV is producing the programmes in full 1080-line high-definition with technical infrastructure supplied by Gearhouse Broadcast.
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Jamie Oliver Helps Danes Save Money
News: Jamie Oliver Helps Danes Save Money“Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less” launched this week internationally. The popular English chef Jamie Oliver invited Danish Broadcasting’s culture guru Niels Frid-Nielsen to London for a "fireside" chat in his kitchen to be broadcast on “DR2 Morgen”.
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PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline Hell
News: PipelineFX's Burst License Program Helps SVA Students Avoid Deadline HellAbility to Double License Capacity of its Render Farm For Free Lets Largest US Art School Process 70 Student Shorts in Just Six Weeks
When a Hollywood animation studio gears up for a deadline, it does so with a render farm already consisting of hundreds or thousands of active machines. But when New York's School of Visual Arts (SVA) gears up to render its students' graduation shorts, its farm goes from almost complete inactivity to processing 800,000 frames in a period of six weeks.
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Vizrt to acquire Mosart Medialab
Vizrt Ltd. announced today that it has entered into an indicative non-binding term sheet with TV2 Gruppen AS for the purchase of all of the issued share capital of Mosart Medialab AS ("Mosart"), a Norwegian private company active in the field of development and licensing of newscast automation software.
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Tiger Aspect Avoids Spilling Blood Over Digital Dailies Review on “Ripper Street” With Aframe
News: Tiger Aspect Avoids Spilling Blood Over Digital Dailies Review on “Ripper Street” With AframeBy Moving to Aframe’s Secure Cloud Service, Tiger Aspect Make Dailies and Rough Cuts Accessible, Fast - and Easily Available Online, iPads or Laptops - while Saving Time and Hassle
Aframe announced that its cloud video production platform helped London production firm Tiger Aspect Productions to solve a classic challenge in TV drama production: getting digital dailies and other works in process assembled, reviewed and distributed efficiently with a large and geographically dispersed team of professionals on the move.
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Trilogy Appoints Distributor in France
Trilogy Communications, a world class provider of high quality intercom systems and SPGs for studios, mobile production, playout and post has announced the appointment of SAV as Trilogy’s exclusive distributor in France.
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Digital Production Partnership: Will It Meet Its Deadline?
Amberfin Cto Concerned By Widespread Lack Of Implementation Strategy: Warns That Dpp Is Not An ‘Off-The-Shelf’ Solution
“The Digital Production Partnership’s (DPP) self-imposed deadline where file-based content delivery becomes the preferred exchange format for almost all major UK broadcasters is less than a year away and still most facilities and production companies are a long way from finalizing their DPP adoption strategies,” so says Bruce Devlin, Chief Technology Officer at AmberFin, a company that has developed an area of specialism in the creation and support of DPP-compliant file-based workflows.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom generate fright night excitement for smash hit 'Release the Hounds'
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom generate fright night excitement for smash hit 'Release the Hounds'Q-Ball and MiniZoom remotely controlled equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, were used with great success in a new one-hour-format television show broadcast by UK TV on Halloween. It is also now viewable on YouTube. 'Release the Hounds' combines horror and humour with scream-out-loud moments. The UK version is hosted by television and radio presenter Reggie Yates.
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Director Stuart Douglas Returns to the U.S. Via Original
News: Director Stuart Douglas Returns to the U.S. Via OriginalBritish commercials director Stuart Douglas, whose work for such brands as Coca-Cola, Nike, Sony, Carlsberg and Guinness has won worldwide acclaim, has signed with Original for exclusive representation in the United States. It marks the first time in more than a decade that Douglas has focused on the American market.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Times Grand Prix World Champion
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Times Grand Prix World ChampionQ-Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, captured the moment on the winner’s podium when Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel's victory celebration was broadcast globally from the Indian Grand Prix motor race on October 27. It was Vettel's sixth consecutive victory this season and makes him only the fourth man in history to win four titles in the world series. With a total of 10 wins in 16 races, Vettel could yet match Michael Schumacher's record of 13 wins in a single year. Currently driving for the Austrian Red Bull team, he now goes on to race in Abu Dhabi, the United States and Brazil.
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Molden Media Brings Interactive Graphics to German Election Coverage
News: Molden Media Brings Interactive Graphics to German Election CoverageOn Sunday, September 22nd, millions of viewers across Europe and the world watched closely as Germany elected members of the 18th Bundestag, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU party winning a historic victory, carrying nearly 42% of the vote and nearly 50% of the legislature.
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Aéro Film Signs Director Andy Lambert
News: Aéro Film Signs Director Andy LambertBicoastal/Munich-based Aéro Film has signed British director Andy Lambert for U.S. commercial representation. His imaginative, story-driven approach delivers a unique sense of youthful adventure and colorful imagery in spots for major brands including Coca-Cola, Nike, Honda, Three, Guinness and EON.
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RTW Delivers 145 TM3 TouchMonitor Units To WDR
Feature-Rich Pro-Grade Loudness Meters Prove to Be Practical Administration Solution
RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, has delivered 145 TM3 TouchMonitor units to German broadcaster WDR, Europe’s second-largest broadcaster after the BBC. The units, which WDR has installed in its regional studios and editing suites, enable the broadcaster to comply with EBU R128 loudness metering.
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Autodesk Smoke Essentials E-Book Hits Amazon
News: Autodesk Smoke Essentials E-Book Hits AmazonAutodesk Smoke Essentials - a new e-book from industry-renowned writer, director and colorist Alexis Van Hurkman and Wiley Publishing - is now available for purchase on Amazon and Wiley. The e-book gives artists and editors a practical new resource for learning the fundamentals of Autodesk Smoke - the powerful software application that combines a familiar track-based editing environment with robust features for digital compositing, color correcting and effects.
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Aframe Details Best Cloud-Based Practices For Managing Broadcast Workflow Contributions At New York Event
Panel Discussions Spotlight New Cloud-Based Deployments Today for Managing Multiple Remote Contributions in Production and Post-Production Workflows
At a joint meeting of the Society for Motion Picture & Television Executives (SMPTE)’s New York section and the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) next week, Aframe will showcase several best practices for using cloud computing to streamline news and sports production workflows involving tens and hundreds of contributors, based on the work of Aframe’s customers.
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Director Georgi Banks-Davies Joins Madheart
News: Director Georgi Banks-Davies Joins MadheartGeorgi Banks-Davies has headed to Madheart. The British director, the subject of growing international acclaim for her work for Coca-Cola, AT&T, O2 and other brands, has chosen the boutique, Los Angeles-based production company to orchestrate her entry into the U.S. market.
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Red TX Captures Stephen Lawrence’s Tribute Concert
The broadcast audio specialist took its state of the art OB truck to London’s O2 Arena to record the broadcast audio for this anniversary concert.
Broadcast audio specialists Red TX was at London’s O2 Arena on September 29th, 2013, to capture the broadcast audio for "Unity – A Concert For Stephen Lawrence."
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Audio Network Expands Global Operations With L.A. Office
--Second U.S. facility complements New York Office--
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for television, film and video, continues its global expansion with the launch of an office in Los Angeles, which will be headed up by Cheryl Frohlich, Head of Business Development at Audio Network US, Inc. The new office will enable Audio Network reach a broader customer base on the West Coast and to work more closely with its clients in the region.
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Dalet and Tieto Come Together in the Cloud
Partnership creates a versatile cloud-based asset management service
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions software and services for content producers, has announced a partnership deal with Tieto, the largest Nordic IT services company. This joint enterprise will create an innovative cloud-based MAM and production offering for publishing and broadcasting companies.
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Vizrt Provides Lockheed Martin Interactive Big Data Visualization Tools
News: Vizrt Provides Lockheed Martin Interactive Big Data Visualization Tools
Vizrt has collaborated with Lockheed Martin to develop a solution that visualizes big data in an interactive platform called the Multi-Touch Executive Dashboard (MED). To graphically visualize big data, MED combines Lockheed Martin’s real-time data asset management software, Microsoft’s Perceptive Pixel displays, and Vizrt’s Viz Artist for 3D modeling, animation, and graphics creation, and Viz Engine for real-time 3D graphics visualization and rendering at resolutions of up to 4K.
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Newsmedia Invitation to Inaugural Bill Vinten GTC University Awards
News: Newsmedia Invitation to Inaugural Bill Vinten GTC University AwardsThe Guild of Television announces that the inaugural Bill Vinten GTC University awards, with the support of ITV, will take place on October 24 between 18:00 and 21:00 at the ITV Studios on London's South Bank. The awards are the result of collaboration between the GTC, Bill Vinten OBE and retired GTC member Stuart McKears. The Bill Vinten GTC University Award 2013 is also supported by The Television and Video Camera Craft Educational Trust (Acting Chairman: Stuart McKears).
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Aéro Film Signs Directors Sue Worthy And Dan Gifford For U.S. Commercial Representation
News: Aéro Film Signs Directors Sue Worthy And Dan Gifford For U.S. Commercial RepresentationBicoastal/Munich-based Aéro Film has bolstered their directorial roster with the addition of directors Sue Worthy and Dan Gifford for U.S. commercial representation. Worthy’s natural skill for capturing exquisite moments through vivid imagery is evident in spots for Olay, Mitsubishi, Dove, Ford, Herbal Essences and Johnson & Johnson, among others. Gifford has directed over 100 commercials for a diverse range of international clients including Nikon, Adidas, Toyota, PlayStation, BBC, Nike, Heineken, Expedia, Reebok and Unicef, among numerous others.
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Vizrt presents advanced analysis tools for the 2014 World Cup at Sportel Monaco
News: Vizrt presents advanced analysis tools for the 2014 World Cup at Sportel Monaco
At the Grimaldi Forum Congress Center, Ravel Hall stand I09 – Vizrt presents several products to enhance how broadcasters and content owners analyze and display their 2014 World Cup coverage.
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New Live Action Production Company Standard Directors Launches
Flexible New Firm Representing Domestic and International Filmmakers Merges Marketing Experience of The Brand Gallery's Philip McIntyre with Production Expertise of Brian Bennhoff
Combining their deep marketing experience and production expertise under one banner, Philip McIntyre, founder of The Brand Gallery, and veteran producer Brian Bennhoff have launched Standard Directors -- a new live action production company representing a highly accomplished roster of directors both domestically and internationally.
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Dalet News Suite Delivers a Sunny and Clear Forecast for Production and Distribution at The Weather Channel
News: Dalet News Suite Delivers a Sunny and Clear Forecast for Production and Distribution at The Weather ChannelDalet MAM, video production and playout tools manage end-to-end, live broadcasts and multiplatform services
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions software and services for content producers, has announced that The Weather Channel has deployed Dalet News Suite as the MAM, video news production and broadcast platform for its live broadcasts. The Atlanta-based network provides live and long-form programming that features news and information about weather-related events. In weather emergencies, the live schedule is frequently extended to around-the-clock. With video provided by affiliates and partners from around the country, the channel receives a flood of content that is quickly integrated into its broadcasts every day.
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Timeline Television Selects AmberFin iCR to help support New BT Sport Production Hub
News: Timeline Television Selects AmberFin iCR to help support New BT Sport Production HubAmberFin iCR ideally suited to fast-moving real-time sports TV workflows
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, has announced that UK-based broadcast facility provider, Timeline Television, has integrated the AmberFin iCR software platform within a bespoke production centre to support BT Sport, the new UK sports broadcaster.
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ONSIGHT Shows Insight By Setting Its Sights On Mistika Expanding Further To Deliver High-End DI And Stereo 3D Productions To Meet Increasing Film And Broadcast Demand
News: ONSIGHT Shows Insight By Setting Its Sights On Mistika Expanding Further To Deliver High-End DI And Stereo 3D Productions To Meet Increasing Film And Broadcast Demand"We have been users of Mistika for a long time. It continues to help us meet increasing and complex requirements in DI and Stereo 3D productions with impressive and importantly, real-time results. ...Updating our Mistika facilities was vital for the benefit of our creative and technical teams, in order to keep delivering high quality and time sensitive material.”Simon Craddock, CEO of ONSIGHT
ONSIGHT, one of the UK's major production facilities company and stereoscopic 3D specialists, expands further with substantial upgrades from SGO at its London-based full service post production facility. The company has added to its DI colour grading and Stereo 3D resources through the additional upgrade of its existing Mistika suites from SGO. ONSIGHT has offered its clients a suite of SGO products for some time, which include four Mistika systems operating on shared storage, the Mistika on-set production tool and an SGO SAN, powered-up by HPZ820 platforms for reinforced efficiency. The new and upgraded systems will include the latest Mistika 7.2 software with an exciting extension of Stereo 3D tools that streamline many routine tasks, along with transforming features that guarantee to deliver a significant increase in performance and boost productivity to meet client needs.
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IBC 2013 - Quantel Wins News Video Editing Contract For Wales National Broadcasting Operation
UK public broadcaster chooses Quantel for integrated, multi-site news production
The BBC has ordered Quantel Enterprise sQ systems for its Wales news production operation. This will form part of an integrated solution with Jupiter/Quantel systems that are already installed at the new Salford site, the newly refurbished New Broadcasting House in London, as well as the Millbank political unit and 12 English regions. The Wales system also exploits the power of QTube connected workflows to give five regional bureaux and field users the ability to work with local and centrally held media.
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IBC 2013 - London and Arabic & Persian Broadcasting Services Go Quantel
UK public broadcaster chooses Enterprise sQ to boost workflow and integrate operations at its flagship West One facility
The Quantel Enterprise sQ system will be used by the BBC to handle news video production for its Arabic & Persian, and local London services, based at its newly refurbished New Broadcasting House facility in London.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Wows Lennon Bus Visitors at IBC2013
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Wows Lennon Bus Visitors at IBC2013Q-Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, greeted visitors to the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus throughout IBC2013, Amsterdam, September 13-17. In continuous demonstration adjacent to the entrance, the Q-Ball gave visitors immediate experience of the high-efficiency ultra-modern systems deployed throughout the truck.
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PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render Farm
News: PipelineFX Draws Up New Plan for Pratt’s Render FarmMulti-App Capability and Tailored Technical Support Reward Wary School for Trying Render Farm Management One Last Time
Try, try, try again only works when each attempt yields a little more. In Pratt Institute’s case, productivity was paramount; but their render farm manager didn’t seem to agree. It couldn’t even support multiple content creation apps at once, causing a vicious cycle of inefficiency that robbed students of the speed they needed. Pratt’s trust was restored when they found PipelineFX’s Qube!; now, render farm management is their white knight.
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PERFORM Chooses Dalet for Sports Asset Management
News: PERFORM Chooses Dalet for Sports Asset ManagementDigital sports media provider will use Dalet Sports Factory tools for multiplatform production
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading developer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, has announced that sports media company PERFORM (http://www.performgroup.com) has selected Dalet Sports Factory as the end-to-end production and media asset management platform for the company’s multimedia sports content production. PERFORM commercialises multimedia sports content across Internet-enabled digital platforms, driving revenues through a mix of content distribution, advertising and sponsorship, and developing subscription platforms.
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Sound Devices 788T-SSD Provides Out Of This World Audio Recording Capabilities For BBC’S Doctor Who
News: Sound Devices 788T-SSD Provides Out Of This World Audio Recording Capabilities For BBC’S Doctor WhoReliable Production Audio Recorder Delivers Outstanding Performance Throughout Busy Production Schedule
When BAFTA Cymru Award-nominated sound recordist Deian Humphreys set out to capture all of the dynamic dialog for the BBC hit science fiction television program "Doctor Who," he turned to Sound Devices 788T-SSD digital audio recorder, 442 field mixer, CL-9 linear fader controller and CL-8 mixing control surface to record and mix all the audio action. With 20 years of experience in professional audio, he has worked in many aspects of sound production, ranging from location sound recording for drama and documentaries to sound supervising for studio and outside broadcast programs.
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