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Canon Broadcast Lenses, Digital SLR Cameras and Lenses are Top Choice Among Imaging Professionals Covering The Soccer Tournament in Brazil
Canon Follows Up on Their Strong Showing at February’s Big Game in New Jersey With Widespread Use by Imaging Professionals at the Soccer Tournament in Brazil
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon broadcast lenses were the most widely used broadcast lenses covering the matches of the recent Soccer Tournament in Brazil. Furthermore, the professional photographers tasked with capturing the riveting goals, ravenous fans, colorful scenery and nail-biting moments of the soccer matches utilized Canon DSLR cameras and lenses more than any other brand*.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New "heads up display" for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new "heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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Professional Photographer Magazine Honors The Tiffen Company With Two 2014 Hot One Awards
Winning in the lens filter category is the Tiffen Diffusion Effect Filters for DSLRs while Steadicam SOLO takes the award for best HDSLR stabilizer
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, has been awarded two Hot One awards from Professional Photographer. The revered magazine recognizes Tiffen’s Diffusion Effect Filters for DSLRs in 2014’s best lens filter category and Steadicam SOLO as the year’s best HDSLR stabilizer.
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Florida Videographer Charles Schultz Shoots Nature Segments For CBS Sunday News With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: Florida Videographer Charles Schultz Shoots Nature Segments For CBS Sunday News With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDirector of Photography Charles “Chuck” Schultz’ last encounter with wildlife was with a congregation of alligators in one of their more famous stomping grounds, the Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, FL. Armed with his new AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld, Schultz captured extensive video that later aired on CBS Sunday Morning’s signature nature segment.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495
Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of August 2014. This Summer Special price is subject to limited availability, after which the price will return to the usual recommended retail price of US$995.
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Christian Calderon Joins Band Pro’s Burbank Sales Team
Christian Calderon has joined the Sales Team of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. at their Burbank, CA headquarters.
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Pedestal Television Nets Second Basketball Season with BBL TV
Wales-based Pedestal Television has secured a second season of 30 games to be covered live for the British Basketball League. The BBL operates the only Men's Professional Basketball League in the UK, playing over 250 matches in a season via the League's 13 member clubs in Bristol, Cheshire, Durham, Glasgow, Leicester, London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Plymouth, Sheffield, Surrey and Worcester.
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New York City’s El Amanecer De La Esperanza Ministry Assigns Live Broadcasts Of Services To Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Cameras
News: New York City’s El Amanecer De La Esperanza Ministry Assigns Live Broadcasts Of Services To Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD CamerasThe Bronx’s thriving El Amanecer de la Esperanza (The Dawn of Hope) Ministry has recently upgraded video production with the addition of four AJ-PX270 camcorders, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handhelds with AVC-ULTRA recording.
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North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldGlen Kantziper, owner/operator of KPSR, Inc. (Greensboro, NC), purchased an AJ-PX270 camcorder, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld with AVC-ULTRA recording, as soon as it became available this spring. Since then, he has used the PX270 on many of the wide-ranging corporate and broadcast assignments that are the foundation of his production company.
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Attleboro Access Uses JVC Mobile News Cameras to Produce Live Reports of Community Events
News: Attleboro Access Uses JVC Mobile News Cameras to Produce Live Reports of Community EventsJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Attleboro Access Cable System, Inc. (DoubleACS), the PEG (public, education, government) station serving Attleboro, Mass., and surrounding communities, is using four GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news cameras to provide live news reports from the field.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 software which includes updated features for all Blackmagic Design cameras. Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 is available now for download free of charge for all existing Blackmagic Camera customers from the Blackmagic Design support page on the website.
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The Padcaster and "BeTerrific" Live Broadcast More Than 10 Hours of Footage From Cine Gear Expo LA Using Only iPads, iPhones and iPods
News: The Padcaster and "BeTerrific" Live Broadcast More Than 10 Hours of Footage From Cine Gear Expo LA Using Only iPads, iPhones and iPodsNearly 300k Viewers Tune in for Live Broadcast Powered by The Padcaster Using Only iOS devices in Conjunction with the Newest FiLMiC Pro beta app and MXL Mics; Josh Apter Joined by Emmy Award® Winner Michael Artsis of "BeTerrific" and Mitch Aunger of Planet5D
The Padcaster®, the revolutionary iPad case that transforms Apple’s tablet into an on-the-go video production studio, recently teamed up with five-time Emmy Award®-winning journalist Michael Artsis of "BeTerrific" and Mitch Aunger, founder and CEO of planet5D, to broadcast live from Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles, which took place at The Studios at Paramount on June 6th and 7th. The first broadcast of its kind, the team created a full on multi-camera production for BeTerrific.com using iFilmmaking techniques, using iPads, iPad minis, iPhones and iPod touches as the only cameras. A total of 10 hours of footage was broadcast live throughout the weekend, with nearly 300,000 viewers tuning in.
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Blackmagic Studio Cameras HD and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K Installed at NOW Church
News: Blackmagic Studio Cameras HD and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K Installed at NOW ChurchInfoComm 2014, Blackmagic Design today announced that Ocala, Florida based NOW Church has installed and begun capturing services with two new Blackmagic Studio Cameras HD. NOW Church has also completed a full AV installation that includes two Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, a Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF) and an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K.
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Legendary Fisherman Bill Dance Reels In Viewers With HD Images Shot Using Fujinon Lenses
News: Legendary Fisherman Bill Dance Reels In Viewers With HD Images Shot Using Fujinon LensesWhen America's best-known professional fisherman Bill Dance demonstrates his magic touch to TV viewers, his production crew captures the moment with super wide angle lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. A television fixture since 1968, Dance's trademark is his ability to entertain his audience, while he teaches them how they too can land the big fish. His shows, "Bill Dance Outdoors" and "Bill Dance Saltwater," reach a combined total of over 200 million households airing on the NBC Sports Network, Discovery's Destination America, and the Outdoors Channel.
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New RTL Netherlands News Studio Went Live With Orad Virtual Backdrop
News: New RTL Netherlands News Studio Went Live With Orad Virtual BackdropOrad announced today that the new RTL Netherlands News Studio went live using a unique integrated solution based on Orad graphics systems. The installation features three large virtual green panels, in which stunning video and graphics are perfectly keyed over thanks to Orad’s ProSet Virtual Studio and Maestro systems.
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Unified Video Technologies Powers Interactive, Second Screen FIFA World Cup Broadcasts for Televisa
News: Unified Video Technologies Powers Interactive, Second Screen FIFA World Cup Broadcasts for TelevisaUNIV’s iVE Platform Enables Mexico’s Largest Broadcasters to Power a Thrilling Interactive Video Experience on Mobile Devices
Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), a provider of complete media ecosystems and software services for broadcasters, enterprises and the entertainment industry, is bringing fans in Mexico closer to the FIFA World Cup action with its interactive iVE second screen platform. Grupo Televisa (NYSE; TV), the largest media conglomerate in Latin America, will use iVE to power live broadcasts of World Cup games and events using a 360-degree surround, interactive video experience to viewers at home or on the move.
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The Tiffen Company to Showcase New Products From Steadicam, Domke, DFX and Lowel Lines at 2014 CE Week
Tiffen Will Celebrate This Year’s CE Week Presence with Exclusive Looks at Revered Imaging Accessories and a Special Reception for The Media
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, will be showcasing its celebrated product lineup once again at this year’s CE Week. The industry’s official mid-year conference and new technology showcase, CE Week will be held in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion from June 23rd through June 27th, with line shows and exhibits taking place on June 25th and 26th. Tiffen will be showcasing its award-winning digital imaging accessories at booth #50 with Tiffen technology experts on hand to answer questions and host product demonstrations.
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Trevisans Supplies Stations And Producers For The World Cup In Brazil
Trevisan’s Lens division is supplying the latest high-quality optics for TV stations and producers in Brazil to cover this summer’s World Cup, including the Cabrio Series. Trevisan’s has been the official representative of FUJINON lenses for the past 30 years.
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Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color Fixture
News: Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color FixtureCompany Raises the Bar with Next Generation LED Panel Series
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, is introducing its new ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color panel at Cine Gear Expo (Booth 64) in Los Angeles on June 6-7. Building on the legacy of the company’s original 1x1 fixture, which revolutionized the lighting industry, the ASTRA 1x1 sets a new standard for the form and function of professional LED panels. Following the Litepanels tradition of a one square foot form factor, the ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color offers a light output that is up to four times brighter than the company’s traditional 1x1 Bi-Color fixture, high CRI (Color Rendering Index), and user-selectable active or passive cooling modes.
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Innovative Lighting, Power and Camera Support Solutions on Display at Cine Gear 2014
Six of the industry's leading brands - Anton/Bauer, Bexel, Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler and Teradek, all part of the Vitec Group - will be demonstrating a range of their latest, innovative products at the upcoming Cine Gear Expo on June 6-7 in Los Angeles, at booths #64-66.
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The Steadicam Division of the Tiffen Company Expands Its Collection of Smoothee Stabilizing Options with New Drift Camera Mount
Capture All the Intensity, None of the Bumps With New Drift Camera Mount for Steadicam Smoothee
The Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, has released a new Steadicam Smoothee mount for Drift action cameras, expanding its collection of stabilizer options for filming enthusiasts and professionals. The Steadicam Smoothee, which is featured in the new Apple “Powerful” commercial, lets users capture the action using Drift cameras, without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video. “The Steadicam Smoothee is helping shape a new generation of filmmakers,” comments Steve Tiffen, CEO and President, The Tiffen Company. “Cameras like the Drift offer a new level of versatility we once could have never even imagined. Combine that with the Hollywood ingenuity of Steadicam, and you enable a new class of filmmakers to capture their unique visions with clarity and quality. This latest addition to the Smoothee line continues to change the game for what’s possible in the world of small-camera filmmaking.”
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Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the Move
News: Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the MoveCrew Chooses Vitec Videocom Brands for Second Season
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series "The Americans" chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.
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Canon Supplies Major Lens Order to Presteigne Broadcast Hire for Rio
Canon has won an order, worth over three quarters of a million pounds, from Presteigne Broadcast Hire, the leading supplier of professional rental equipment. Many of the lenses, which will add to an already extensive stock at Presteigne, will be used first in Brazil for this summer’s football competition.
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FUJIFILM Technical Support Centers to Serve Brazil’s World Cup
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that two technical support centers have been setup to provide customer service and support to the company’s broadcast lens customers during the World Cup in Brazil running from June 12 through July 13th.
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The Steadicam Division of the Tiffen Company Rolls Out Steadicam Smoothee Bonus Pack for iPhone 5 and GoPro
Featured in Apple’s new “Powerful” Commercial, Smoothee Captures Summer Vacations, Graduations, and Other Magical Moments with a Steady Hand
The Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, is offering Steadicam fans an exciting new Steadicam Smoothee bonus pack. The introduction of Steadicam in 1976 revolutionized the world of film and video. Over the past three decades, Steadicam has been an invaluable, dynamic production tool in the industry. New generations of Steadicam camera stabilizing systems have been comprehensively redesigned to unleash endless creative possibilities. When purchasing a Steadicam Smoothee, users can now enjoy two mounts for the price of one. The new bonus pack features a mount for iPhone® 5/5s and a mount for GoPro® HERO® cameras — a 24.95 USD bonus value, offering even more stability for no extra cost.
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Camera Corps Q3 and MeerCat to make APAC debut at Broadcast Asia
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group stand, 5D1-07, at Broadcast Asia 2014, June 17-20, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Camera Corps has chosen Broadcast Asia for the APAC launch of its new Q3 advanced robotic pan/tilt/zoom/focus head and MeerCat miniature broadcast camera. Introduced as prototypes at the NAB Show in April, both are now in production and available for rental or purchase. Exhibiting on the Vitec Group stand, 5D1-07, Camera Corps will be represented by Shaun Glanville, Business Development Director.
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GTC Sets Focus on A Day in the Country for 2014 Awards Day
News: GTC Sets Focus on A Day in the Country for 2014 Awards DayThe Guild of Television Cameramen returns to the grounds of Aynho Park in Oxfordshire on Sunday May 18 for its 42nd Annual General Meeting and GTC Awards Day. The event will include presentations of the GTC's Television Cameraman's Award ('TiCA'), the Mike Baldock Award, Seals of Approval for equipment innovation and Awards for Excellence.
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Camera Corps Announces MeerCat Miniature HD Broadcast Camera
News: Camera Corps Announces MeerCat Miniature HD Broadcast CameraCamera Corps announces a major new addition to its range of speciality cameras. The MeerCat fulfils the need for a very high quality miniature HD broadcast camera which can be mounted practically anywhere without being visible to other cameras or to an audience.
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Advanced Systems Group Assists in Production of ‘The Galapagos Affair’ Documentary
News: Advanced Systems Group Assists in Production of ‘The Galapagos Affair’ DocumentaryAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today announced it provided camera and editing equipment for "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden," a new documentary released by Zeitgeist Films that is being screened in U.S. theaters through June.
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TV3 Barcelona Enhances its Productions with Orad’s State of The Art Virtual Studio
News: TV3 Barcelona Enhances its Productions with Orad’s State of The Art Virtual StudioThe Catalan national public television station, TV3, and Orad have joined forces to develop a new state of the art studio using Orad’s ProSet virtual studio solution. The new studio is the fourth Orad based virtual studio used by TV3, and combines Orad’s tantalizing virtual studio, on air graphics and rich augmented reality capabilities. The studio is used for prime time productions including daily news, weather, breaking news and other news programs.
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The Tiffen Company Debuts Three New Davis & Sanford Tripods
Introducing Brand New Monoped and Steady Stick 3QR Innovations as Well as An Addition to The Award-Winning Pro Elite Tripod Line
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, is introducing three new tripods from its Davis & Sanford brand – Pro Elite 6100-33, Monoped 64 and Steady Stick 3QR. “The new Davis & Sanford tripods go well beyond the traditional scenarios, incorporating forward-thinking concepts that our customers will find immensely useful in their quest for capturing that perfect shot,” says Steve Tiffen, President and CEO. “Innovations like the Monoped with its folding base and Steady Stick with its quick-release plate system offer more versatility, ease of use and better ergonomics for shooters.”
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Lowel Expands Its Family of Professional LED Lighting with Two Outstanding Additions
News: Lowel Expands Its Family of Professional LED Lighting with Two Outstanding AdditionsNew Lowel Prime Location LED and PRO Lowel Power LED Debut at NAB 2014
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, today announced two new additions to the Lowel family of LED lights: Lowel Prime Location LED and Lowel PRO Power LED systems, unveiled at NAB 2014 in booth C8818.
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MochaImport+ for NUKE Bridges Complex VFX Pipelines
New VFX Utility Provides Tight Integration Between NUKE’s Node-Based Workflow and Mocha Pro, Connecting High-End 3D and Stereo Compositing with Groundbreaking Planar Tracking
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and mamoworld, innovative developer of motion graphics and VFX software, today announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The newest VFX utility application to come out of the long-standing partnership between Imagineer Systems and mamoworld, MochaImport+ for NUKE bridges data flow between NUKE and mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work seamlessly on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.
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FXHOME Announces HitFilm Plugins for After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Vegas and Motion
More than 130 VFX, Compositing, Motion Graphics and Grading Plugins Now Available for the First Time
FXHOME has today announced that many of its VFX, compositing, motion graphics and grading effects will soon be available for the first time for After Effects, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Motion. The versatile plugins collection from the software developer’s popular HitFilm video editing programme will be launched at the 2014 NAB Show on 7-10 April in Las Vegas.
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Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014
News: Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is showcasing an improved F8 LED Fresnel at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C5346), which runs through April 10 in Las Vegas, Nev. Introduced last year, the reengineered lighting instrument still delivers close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel and collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport, but a number of refinements deliver improved performance for field and studio applications.
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FUJIFILM's New Cabrio Offers Zoom Ratio Of 12X To Cover 25MM Wide Angle To 300MM At Telephoto
News: FUJIFILM's New Cabrio Offers Zoom Ratio Of 12X To Cover 25MM Wide Angle To 300MM At TelephotoThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will announce the latest addition to its popular series of cine zooms – the Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio [ZK12x25] at the annual NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, starting on April 7th.. The company will exhibit in NAB Booth #C7025.
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NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle Lenses
News: NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle LensesFUJINON XA99x and HA14x Lenses on Board Silver to Capture All the Angles for Live Production
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced that its lenses are on board the new mobile truck, Silver, from Dome Productions, a leading production facility provider based in Toronto. The truck is currently showcased at the NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, which began on Monday of this week.
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New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité Filmmakers
News: New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité FilmmakersCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of the compact Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders, building on technologies carried over from the XA25 and XA20 Professional Camcorders and offering improved performance and enhanced operability in response to industry feedback.
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AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera
News: AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional CameraNAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. ProRes codecs are well established in many post-production environments and offer wide compatibility with editing, color correction and finishing applications. CION enables today’s growing demand for high frame rate support and offers the ability to output 4K raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. CION can record directly to AJA Pak SSD media at up to 60 frames per second.
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New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative Productions
News: New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative ProductionsNew Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, a Dynamic 17-120mm Focal Length Range, and Removable Digital Drive Unit for Cine-Style or Shoulder-Mounted Operation
Shallow, creative depth of field, high-resolution and optimal low-light shooting capabilities are just some of the many reasons that large, single-sensor digital cameras have been kitted and rigged for use in nearly every application involving video capture. Further enhancing the versatility and adoption of these cameras into markets such as ENG (Electronic News Gathering), documentary, narrative production and special event coverage is the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014
News: Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is showcasing an improved F8 LED Fresnel at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C5346), which runs through April 10 in Las Vegas, Nev. Introduced last year, the reengineered lighting instrument still delivers close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel and collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport, but a number of refinements deliver improved performance for field and studio applications.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSAIntroducing the world’s first digital film camera designed to revolutionize on set workflow while featuring a user upgradable sensor and lens mount, large 10 inch fold out monitor and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA, a new high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor and internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio CameraIntroducing the world’s smallest live broadcast camera with the world’s largest viewfinder!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Studio Camera, a new camera specifically designed for live production and available in 1080 HD and Ultra HD models starting from only $1,995.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS With 1080p High-Speed AVC-ULTRA Recording To 240fps
Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 AVC-ULTRA Acquisition for Field Mastering and Archiving, Plus Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common Recording Module
Panasonic has introduced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording.(The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.)
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Panasonic Announces ProRes Codec Support For VariCam 35 4K And VariCam HS Cameras/Recorders
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam 35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today announced updates to its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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Grass Valley Introduces New Robotic Camera System
RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solution—a high-quality, Compact, HD Camera with a Fully Integrated Remote Control System
Building upon the success of its powerful LDX Series of advanced imaging cameras, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces the launch of three RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solutions: the RS-LDX Elite, the RS-LDX Première and the RS-LDX WorldCam. The new cameras are ideal for studio, newsroom, or live production applications by delivering a fully integrated, customizable, turnkey solution right out of the box. The systems will begin shipping in May 2014.
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NAB 2014: JVC Expands ENG Live HD Streaming, Shares 4K Plans
Everyone wants to be first, especially news operations. Over the past few years, JVC Professional Products Company has introduced a number of firsts for the broadcast industry, and the 2014 NAB Show is no exception. JVC is dedicated to delivering products that help broadcasters be first on-air and first on-line, with innovative, built-in IP connectivity that encourages broadcasters to embrace the cloud and leave the microwave or satellite truck in the parking garage.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Partners with Abelcine to Open New, Exclusive West Coast Product and Service Center
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Partners with Abelcine to Open New, Exclusive West Coast Product and Service CenterMiller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that the Burbank facility of AbelCine, a professional products and services provider meeting the needs of content creators working in digital cinema, high-speed, 3D, broadcast, new media and communications, will be its new, exclusive authorized product and service center on the West Coast. This relationship is part of Miller’s plan to further support its customers and continue expanding its presence in the region.
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Sachtler Launches New Ace Accessory Range
News: Sachtler Launches New Ace Accessory RangeSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has announced the release of a new range of premium camera support gear – the Ace Accessories – to complement the established Ace product range. Ace Accessories include the Ace Base Plate, Ace Follow Focus and Ace Matte Box, and can be bought individually or as a package.
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Digital Vision Launches Golden Eye 4 Scanner at NAB 2014: NAB 2014, Stand Sl6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel
- Customer feedback leads development of new features -
Digital Vision will launch the Golden Eye 4 film scanner for restoration and archive at NAB 2014. The new scanner incorporates many new features that have been requested by users of Golden Eye 3.
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KSNV Purchases JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras to Allow Live HD Streaming for ENG Crews
News: KSNV Purchases JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras to Allow Live HD Streaming for ENG CrewsJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, Nev. (DMA #42), has ordered 16 GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders for ENG use. According to Tony Somma, director of broadcast engineering and technology, the new camera’s ability to transmit live HD footage or allow FTP file transfer back to the station using a 4G LTE modem was a major selling point.
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FUJIFILM’S New Zoom Goes Wide, Then Long to Stay with the Action
News: FUJIFILM’S New Zoom Goes Wide, Then Long to Stay with the ActionHA18x5.5 offers 18x Zoom from 5.5MM at the Wide Angle To 100MM on the Telephoto End
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will introduce its HA18x5.5 HD zoom at the annual NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, starting on April 7th.. The company will exhibit in NAB Booth #C7025.
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Raycom Media Orders 165 JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Cameras, Will Manage Live HD Field Reports with New Prohd Broadcaster Servers
News: Raycom Media Orders 165 JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Cameras, Will Manage Live HD Field Reports with New Prohd Broadcaster ServersJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Raycom Media recently purchased 165 GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news cameras for local ENG, and plans to adopt the new ProHD Broadcaster server across its news stations for managing live HD field reports from the cameras. The company began purchasing GY-HM650 cameras last year, and now has more than 300 for its ENG operations.
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Spectrum Films Celebrates Half a Century with Mistika
News: Spectrum Films Celebrates Half a Century with MistikaCelebrating its 50-year anniversary, Fox Studios Australia based specialist editorial facilities provider Spectrum Films has selected Mistika to drive its expansion of high-end colour grading, finishing and DI using SGO's proven technology at the helm. This is the first real-time 4K-capable Mistika system in Australia, and includes advanced DI grading as well as DCP tools enabling encrypted or un-encrypted DCP creation directly from camera raw and other media files directly off the timeline.
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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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KHQ Rolls With ABS For New Mobile Production Trailer
Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it has been contracted to design and build a 21-foot mobile production trailer for KHQ, the NBC affiliate in Spokane, Wash. (DMA #73). Scheduled for delivery in late spring, the new trailer will be used to expand coverage of local sports and other live events.
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Ikegami to Host 8K Technology Exhibit, Show HDK-97ARRI, HD Unicam Line, Ultra High-Sensitivity Cameras, Oled Monitors & More At 2014 NAB Show
News: Ikegami to Host 8K Technology Exhibit, Show HDK-97ARRI, HD Unicam Line, Ultra High-Sensitivity Cameras, Oled Monitors & More At 2014 NAB ShowSuper Hi Vision Format Demonstration; Pioneering Broadcast + Digital Cinema Camera System; Unicam Versatility; HDK-5500 and HDL-4500; 25" & + 17" OLED Monitors Will Be Featured
NAB, Booth #C7725/ Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will demonstrate innovative systems and technologies at the 2014 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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KATC Multimedia Journalists Transmit Live HD Reports with JVC GY-HM650 Mobile News Camera
News: KATC Multimedia Journalists Transmit Live HD Reports with JVC GY-HM650 Mobile News CameraJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced KATC, the ABC affiliate in Lafayette, La. (DMA #122), is using its GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news camera as part of a multimedia journalist (MMJ) kit to provide live HD reports from the field. Since it was purchased in late 2013, the camera has typically been coupled with a Verizon 4G LTE mobile hotspot for live shots two or three times per week.
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New for NAB: HITACHI improves the image quality of all studio and productions cameras in 3 ways
HITACHI, Ltd., today announced that HITACHI’s entire camera line will have even better looking pictures this year, thanks to three new image processing functions. Says Sean Moran, VP of Sales for the Broadcast Division, “One of the most important things our customers tell us they want is the best possible picture quality, at the best value. By adding these new technologies to our entire camera line we can deliver improved images with no price premium.”
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TNDV Captures Creative Energy of Amnesty International Show at Barclays Center
News: TNDV Captures Creative Energy of Amnesty International Show at Barclays CenterMobile Production Specialist’s Use of Film-Style Cameras for Musical Performances Enhances Dramatic Feel of Charitable Event
TNDV has had a busy mobile production schedule through the first quarter of 2014, with Amnesty International’s Bring Human Rights Home Concert last month standing out as its most unique project. The event, which took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, featured a roster of interesting musical acts aligned with the organization’s mission of fighting injustice and promoting human rights.
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Litepanels Unveils Powerful Sola 9 and Inca 9 at NAB 2014
News: Litepanels Unveils Powerful Sola 9 and Inca 9 at NAB 2014New 9” LED Fresnels Combine High Powered Illumination Output with Energy Efficiencies and Cost Savings
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, will debut the Sola 9 (daylight balanced) and Inca 9 (tungsten balanced) LED Fresnels at NAB 2014. Following last year’s breakthrough launch of the Sola 12 and Inca 12, the new 9” fixtures fill a market demand for medium-sized LED Fresnels. Litepanels’ industry leading collection of LED Fresnels now covers the complete range needed to deliver a full LED solution for broadcast studios, episodic television, and feature film production.
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New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics at NAB 2014
News: New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics at NAB 2014Schneider Optics, Leading lens and filter maker, Schneider Optics will make several product introductions in Booth # C9035 at the NAB convention on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group Orders More Than 70 New JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras with Built-In Live HD Transmission
News: Sinclair Broadcast Group Orders More Than 70 New JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras with Built-In Live HD TransmissionJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest television broadcasting companies in the United States, has ordered more than 70 of its new GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount cameras for local news operations. Introduced earlier this month, the GY-HM890 features a built-in streaming engine that allows live HD transmission directly from the camera.
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The Cortez Brothers Voice “I'm In/Tengo Un Plan” for Covered California
Campaign for the Affordable Care Act Highlights Everyday People
Creative multicultural production company The Cortez Brothers, in partnership with agencies Weber Shandwick and Axis, has produced a new campaign to promote California's enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. Titled “I’m In/Tengo Un Plan,” the bilingual campaign (English/Spanish) consists of 12 on-air spots – the first of which debuted during the Oscars telecast. The campaign is also reaching Californians via billboards, transit ads, print media, web and social media.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9Boris FX™, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 - a package of visual effects for NLE and compositing platforms on Windows and Mac OS. Building on the strengths of previous BCC releases, version 9 adds over 30 new filters and transitions in key areas such as Image Restoration, Film, Stylize, Keying and Compositing, Lights, and Perspective. All BCC effects and presets can now be viewed in the new FX Browser™ window, which is integrated into every BCC filter or transition.
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Litepanels Launches New Hilio Series at 2014 NAB
Hilio D12 and T12 Redefine the Power of LED Illumination
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, will premiere its new Hilio D12 (daylight balanced) and Hilio T12 (tungsten balanced) high light output panels at NAB 2014. The innovative panels provide the light quality, versatility and intensity of an open source fixture, while offering all of the benefits of Litepanels’ proprietary LED fixture design.
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McDonalds’ “SuperGood” Ad Campaign Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
News: McDonalds’ “SuperGood” Ad Campaign Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that the Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot the first person point of view footage for McDonalds’ recent “SuperGood” ad campaign produced by Stern Advertising. Joe Murray, of Los Angeles and Woodside, CA based production company Native Sons Films, was the director and cinematographer, and he used DaVinci Resolve 10 to transcode the Pocket Cinema Camera footage and to color correct the director’s version of the edit.
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Prime Focus Technologies to acquire DAX
Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology subsidiary of Prime Focus (BSE code: 532748) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DAX, a leading provider of cloud-based production workflow and media asset management applications to the entertainment industry for a base consideration of US$ 9.1 million in a uniquely structured performance linked transaction. PFT through its US subsidiary will acquire all the assets of DAX for an upfront payment with balance payable over 3 years such that cash flows from the North American operations will support the payment.
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Camera Corps Announces Q3 Advanced Compact Robotic Camera
News: Camera Corps Announces Q3 Advanced Compact Robotic CameraCamera Corps has chosen NAB 2014 as the launch venue for a major advance in robotic camera technology. Developed from the multiple-award-winning Q-Ball, the new Q3 incorporates double the zoom power, a higher specification camera and a greatly expanded feature set. It is compatible with multiple serial data formats including IP plus Camera Corps own audio-based data system.
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Panasonic To Begin Shipping AJ-PX270, First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder With AVC-Ultra Recording
News: Panasonic To Begin Shipping AJ-PX270, First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder With AVC-Ultra RecordingAvailable in March, New Handheld Delivers AVC-ULTRA’s High Quality and Versatile Efficiency; Offers Flexible 3G/4G/LTE Wireless Mobility
Panasonic today announced delivery and pricing of the new AJ-PX270, the company’s first P2 HD handheld camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. Combining the high quality and incredible efficiency of low bit rate recording and the flexibility of 3G/4G/LTE wireless mobility, the five-pound PX270 provides all the key functionality of Panasonic’s high-end, shoulder-mount camcorder (the AJ-PX5000 with AVC-ULTRA). It also features newly-developed high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3” 3-MOS imagers to produce stunning pictures, even in low light conditions.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS with 1080P High-Speed/Variable Frame Rate AVC-ULTRA Recording to 240FPS
News: Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS with 1080P High-Speed/Variable Frame Rate AVC-ULTRA Recording to 240FPSAVC-Ultra Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 Acquisition Capabilities for Critical Field Mastering and Archiving, And Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recordings For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common AVC-ULTRA Based Recording Module
Panasonic today announced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed Varicam Models with Breakthrough Modular Design as Highlights Of Upcoming National Association Of Broadcasters Show Offerings
News: Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed Varicam Models with Breakthrough Modular Design as Highlights Of Upcoming National Association Of Broadcasters Show OfferingsCompany’s First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder with AVC-ULTRA Recording, New ExpressP2 Card for High-Frame Rate Recording, 2 M/E Live Switcher among Other Advance Announcements
Panasonic today made several announcements about products that will debut at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Headlining the news is a pair of the company’s signature VariCam® cameras, one a 4K VariCam that incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor, the second a third-generation, 2/3” VariCam that features high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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NAB Debut For Samaserve & Nipros Camera System
News: NAB Debut For Samaserve & Nipros Camera SystemNAB BOOTH #N314: At the upcoming 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in April, Samaserve, the exclusive North and South American sales and support company for the Nipros line of camera-agnostic systems and accessories, will show attendees how to get the most out of their 4K digital cinema cameras while simultaneously producing a 4K and full (1920x1080p) high-definition production.
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Fujinon Lenses Selected by Production Company Delivering National Feed of Winter Games and Paralympics to Russia
News: Fujinon Lenses Selected by Production Company Delivering National Feed of Winter Games and Paralympics to Russia292 FUJINON HD Lenses Supplied Through Sony Moscow and Broadcast Solutions
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division, has announced that it is a major lens supplier to Russian video production company ANO Sports Broadcasting (also known as Panorama), for production of the country’s national HDTV feed of the Winter Games and Paralympic Games in Sochi. A total of 292 FUJINON lenses were provided to ANO SportsBroadcasting by Sony Moscow and the UK-based dealer Broadcast Solutions. The Sochi 2014 Winter Games started on February 7th and continue through February 23, 2014. The Sochi Paralympics run from March 7-16th.
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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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"The Trials of Muhammad Ali" Wins ABCNEWS VideoSource Award for Best Footage Use
The 2013 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award went to" The Trials of Muhammad Ali." Produced by Kartemquin Films, the doc uses rare and newly discovered archival footage to tell the story of Ali’s struggle to stand up for his spiritual convictions and political conscience, regardless of the cost to his boxing career.
ABCNEWS VideoSource, the news and stock footage licensing arm of ABC News, announced that "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" was the winner of the 2013 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Bill Siegel, "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" examines Ali’s life outside of boxing, focusing on the years 1967 to 1970, when, after refusing military induction, he was stripped of his heavyweight title and banned from boxing. "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" was honored at the IDA Awards Gala, which took place on December 6, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is now Shipping with a New Low Price!
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is now Shipping with a New Low Price!Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is now shipping and with a new low price of US$2,995. This new low price will be available for all customers, including existing pre-orders. Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for only US$2,995.
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JVC Announces ProHD Broadcaster With Professional Streaming Services For Live HD Content Delivery For Web, Broadcast
News: JVC Announces ProHD Broadcaster With Professional Streaming Services For Live HD Content Delivery For Web, BroadcastJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its Professional Streaming Services for delivering live HD content to the Web and broadcast facilities. The new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi is the central component to the company’s new content delivery service. Available as a physical server or cloud-based solution, Broadcaster receives live HD video from compatible JVC camcorders, transcodes the signal for a variety of delivery platforms, and provides reliable transmission of the signal.
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New JVC ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders Feature Advanced HD Streaming For Live Broadcast Or Webcast
News: New JVC ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders Feature Advanced HD Streaming For Live Broadcast Or WebcastGY-HM850 and GY-HM890 Feature Exclusive Dual Codec Design with 12-Bit Image Processing, Interchangeable 20x Zoom Lens
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today introduced its new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which set a new benchmark in ENG camera IP integration. Complemented by a new interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lens, the new cameras deliver outstanding full HD image capture and delivery, while the built-in streaming engine, FTP and 4G LTE connectivity allows live HD transmission directly from the camera without being attached to external costly and cumbersome bonded cellular solutions.
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Lightcraft Technology And Solidanim Announce Joint Technology/Distribution Agreement
To provide a full range of affordable optical and markerless tracking for real time visual effects and on-set visualization systems for the entertainment industry
Paris, France, Lightcraft Technology and SolidAnim, leaders in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced today they have agreed to combine their Previzion® and SolidTrack product offerings in order to provide a full range of virtual production tools for the entertainment industry.
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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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Panasonic’s Development Of In-Camera Chromatic Aberration Compensation Honored With An Emmy® Award For Technology & Engineering Achievement
News: Panasonic’s Development Of In-Camera Chromatic Aberration Compensation Honored With An Emmy® Award For Technology & Engineering AchievementLast evening, Panasonic Corporation was presented with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The honor was conferred upon Panasonic in recognition of the company’s development of In-Camera Electronic Compensation for Lateral Chromatic Aberrations in External Lenses. Kunihiko Miyagi, Managing Director of Panasonic’s Imaging Business Division, accepted the Emmy Award at a presentation at The Bellagio Hotel as part of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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The Industry’s First Transformable Camera Jib Offers Near-Steadicam Motion & Freedom
Digital Juice releases Gemini Dual-Action Jib featuring innovative lightweight telescopic design
Digital Juice®, announced today the release of the Gemini Dual-Action Jib. This lightweight telescoping camera jib system offers you an elegant, portable, dual-purpose solution that allows you to operate your camera and direct jib motion from either the front or back of the jib. This dual-action flexibility allows you to customize each shot to your production’s needs and to your own shooting style. The telescopic design of the unit allows for shots from as high as 12 feet while still collapsing to a portable travel and storage size of just 49".
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Tiffen’s New Steadicam CURVE Captures the Action and Attention of GoPro HERO Users
News: Tiffen’s New Steadicam CURVE Captures the Action and Attention of GoPro HERO UsersStaying ahead of the CURVE using Steadicam’s camera stabilization system, the GoPro HERO camera community adds Steadicam Hollywood image magic to its movie making
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, today announced the availability of its new Steadicam® CURVE™ for GoPro® HERO® camera stabilizer system.
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PBS The Aviators Chooses Sachtler Support
News: PBS The Aviators Chooses Sachtler SupportWhen Devin Lund, director of photography for The Aviators on PBS, goes on assignment, he’s got to be ready for constant change.
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OConnor Helps Crescenzo Raise the Bar of Visual Excitement on "CSI: Las Vegas"
News: OConnor Helps Crescenzo Raise the Bar of Visual Excitement on "CSI: Las Vegas"Keeping a hit television show that’s been on the air for 14 years fresh and interesting is a demanding challenge. As scripts get bigger to sustain audience interest, budgets inevitably get smaller. “When a show reaches syndication, it has primarily done its job of crossing the finish line of making money for a very long time,” says "CSI" cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile, ASC. “So, why spend more when the networks, at this point, don’t have to. It’s a creative challenge to keep the audience coming back with what we have. It’s not making more – it’s making the freshest. Working with OConnor and it’s support equipment, it keeps us cameramen perpetually perfecting camera movement and striving higher to express a story. Each week we try to creatively surpass what we did in the previous episode, and in our own way, raise the bar – if not for the audience, for ourselves as filmmakers. And, I can always count on OConnor to be there to help me make this possible.”
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Sachtler a Hit on “West Coast Customs”
News: Sachtler a Hit on “West Coast Customs”The hit vehicle-build reality show, “West Coast Customs”, which airs on Fox Sports, documents luxury automotive restyling work as it is done by the team at the world-famous shop in Corona, California. While much of the cinematic style is handheld, shots that require tripod-mounted cameras must allow the operator to mimic the handheld look, which by its very nature is unsteady. But at the same time, movement must be dampened enough so that a long lens can be used for close-ups from a distance.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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Pedestal Television Launches Levelling Head System For Polecam
News: Pedestal Television Launches Levelling Head System For PolecamPedestal Television’s engineering brand, Bosher is proud to announce the arrival of the new Bosher levelling system for Polecam, the highly regarded single operator lightweight camera jib.
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Vector Pan and Tilt Heads Are Standard on NEP Mobile Trucks
News: Vector Pan and Tilt Heads Are Standard on NEP Mobile TrucksNEP, operator of the world’s largest fleet of television mobile units and global production studios, utilizes Vinten Vector pan and tilt heads exclusively on their OB vans.
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Modus Operandi Launches Mod/Op Films
News: Modus Operandi Launches Mod/Op FilmsModus Operandi & EP Rossi Cannon have joined forces to launch the multi-disciplinary Mod/Op Films, featuring the award-winning talent of 13 Keys, Steven Antin, KRONCK, Rane, David Popescu, Christopher Ferguson, Laurieann Gibson and Jonathan Teplitsky. The company launches with a 360 campaign directed by David Popescu with edit, design and animation by creative collective 13 Keys via agency Vitro and a digital campaign for Wild Turkey.
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New Videos Detail Proper Way To Remove And Mount A Fujinon Digital Servo Drive And Unique Features Of New PL 14-35MM Zoom
Two new videos from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation – one describing the proper way to remove and mount a digital servo drive and the other on the benefits and features of the company’s new Premier PL 14-35mm Cabrio wide-angle zoom [ZK2.5x14] – are now available.
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Barnes Takes on Alaska for Hostile Environment Adventure Gear
News: Barnes Takes on Alaska for Hostile Environment Adventure GearAdventure cinematographer Joe Barnes of BreakFrame, Inc is a no-holds-barred, in-the-trenches shooting director and DP who takes his gear to extreme and adventurous locations. Recently for a short film, Hostile Environment Adventure Gear, which demonstrates military products and innovative outdoor adventure gear, Joe was off to shoot on Seward, Alaska’s Exit Glacier Overlook Trail, the shore of Resurrection Bay, and other mountainous terrains. “For this trek, we needed equipment that would stand up to the elements and the rigorous climbs,” says Barnes. “My selection of an efficient and lightweight camera package was extremely important”.
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"L’heure bleue: In the blue blaze of twilight" with the OConnor 2575
News: "L’heure bleue: In the blue blaze of twilight" with the OConnor 2575In the blue hour, the sky shines deep indigo, producing an almost magical atmosphere. Any cinematographers who want to capture the special light in this limited time frame must be able to quickly and dependably work with their equipment. That is why Italian cinematographer Maura Morales Bergmann depended on the versatile 2575 fluid head by OConnor, a part of Vitec Videcom, a Vitec Group company, to shoot the French short film last year "L’heure bleue" by director Annarita Zambarano.
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Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D
News: Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D“If it wasn’t for Mistika's compositing tools we would have lost some vital Stereo 3D shots from the series.” George Dutton, Colourist & Online Artist, BTV Post, London, UK
London's BTV Post provided full post production using Mistika for the stunning five-episode television series "How Cities Work," commissioned by Discovery. Working closely with Electric Sky Productions, BTV Post ensured that the series portrayed the footage in 2D as well as Stereo 3D formats. Filmed in S3D, "How Cities Work" shows coverage of world-leading cities such as London, New York, Barcelona, Las Vegas, Berlin and San Francisco and their key advancements in planning, technology and engineering.
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Helimedia Reaches New Heights with AJA Ki Pro Quad
News: Helimedia Reaches New Heights with AJA Ki Pro QuadFounded in 2007 by Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Skip Margetts, Helimedia caters to the aerial filming needs of clients across Southern Africa working in live-event broadcast, film, television and advertising. To complete each aerial production, Helimedia’s two-man team counts on a strong pool of freelance talent and an arsenal of specialized filming equipment – including two AJA Ki Pro digital video recorders and a newly added AJA Ki Pro Quad supporting 4:4:4 HD/2K and UHD/4K workflows.
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