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The Appeal of 4K film Production in South Africa
Fast Faster Fastest - South Africa Keeps Pace with the 4K World
The digital film world is seeing another wave of technological upheaval as progress and innovation shifts productions from 2K and HD into the realm of 4K. South Africa is usually a little slower to adopt cutting edge technology as the cost of production tools can be prohibitive, but with the release of camera systems, like the Sony F55, the world of 4K film production is getting a warm welcome.
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New Video Denoiser for windows. Standalone, with outputs to Prores and HEVC H265
News: New Video Denoiser for windows. Standalone, with outputs to Prores and HEVC H265Cinemartin, the Spanish company, producer of the acclaimed Cinemartin Cinec Prores video converter software, the first H265 & prores video converter for windows software (http://www.cinemartin.com/cinec/), developers of the Adobe Premiere Plugin to export to Apple ProRes (http://www.cinemartin.com/cinec/plin), now announces the release of Cinemartin Denoiser, a professional video denoiser for windows, that works as standalone software, and outputs to Prores.
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Editec Takes Delivery of Revolutionary New I-MOVIX X10 UHD 4K High Speed Camera
News: Editec Takes Delivery of Revolutionary New I-MOVIX X10 UHD 4K High Speed CameraEditec Ltd, the UK and Eire exclusive distributor for I-MOVIX products have just taken delivery of the latest X10 UHD 4K high speed camera system from I-MOVIX in Belgium. This purchase continues the long term relationship between Editec and I-MOVIX and further demonstrates a continued determination to offer clients the very latest technology in the field of ultra slow-motion.
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Ventuz Case Study - Viewer Participation with Web vs. Promi
News: Ventuz Case Study - Viewer Participation with Web vs. PromiGerman agency Rayd uses Ventuz to create Web vs. Promi for KiKA, a children’s game show that allows kids at home to compete against a celebrity in the studio.
The greatest endeavor for broadcasters in the 21st century is viewer participation. Bridging the gap between the TV studio and the families at home is the final cornerstone of broadcast evolution, and producers, directors and decisionmakers are frantically searching for solutions.
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New Features & Enhancements Unveilled for ContentAgent at IBC
Automated camera card ingest workflows for multiple users and Insert Edit capabilities for AS-11 UK DPP deliverables workflow are among new tools to streamline operations.
ContentAgent, the workflow management and automation tool from ROOT6 Technology, will be shown with a number of new features and enhancements at IBC. In all cases these are designed to save time and effort in the production and postproduction environment by automating commonly applied processes and reducing the need for human intervention.
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Steadicam Curve for GoPro Flies Into Stores
After much anticipation, Tiffen’s lightweight and compact stabilizer for GoPro action shots is now available for purchase online and in stores
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, announced the availability of the much-anticipated Steadicam® Curve® for GoPro®, Steadicam’s most lightweight and compact camera stabilizer yet, both online and in stores.
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Christie Wins Prestigious Project Innovation Award for Visual Upgrade of Wedgetail E-7A Operational Flight Trainer
News: Christie Wins Prestigious Project Innovation Award for Visual Upgrade of Wedgetail E-7A Operational Flight TrainerChristie®, a global leader in visual displays and audio technology solutions, is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the prestigious Project Innovation Award for retrofitting the visual system of the Wedgetail E-7A Operational Flight Trainer with stunning results. The award was presented during the Simulation Australia Annual Awards Dinner held August 26 in Adelaide, South Australia.
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ModOp Films Welcomes Director/Photographer Scott Toepfer; Kicks Off Relationship With New Just For Men Brand Campaign
News: ModOp Films Welcomes Director/Photographer Scott Toepfer; Kicks Off Relationship With New Just For Men Brand CampaignModOp Films has signed director & still photographer Scott Toepfer to the growing roster, launching the collaboration with a broadcast, theatrical and digital/social campaign for Just For Men.
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Xenon FF-Primes Score High with Cinematographer Thomas Rist
News: Xenon FF-Primes Score High with Cinematographer Thomas RistWhen cinematographer Thomas Rist, geared up to shoot an in-store promotional video for shoe maker London Kate’s Get High on Heels campaign, he used the opportunity to try out the new Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime lenses. The dynamic music video-style promo featured renowned choreographer Ferly Prado performing cool dance moves on a downtown L.A. rooftop and in the L.A. River Basin.
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The Canon Digital Learning Center Offers New Resources To Help The Professional Image Maker Maximize The Use Of Their Equipment
To help photographers and filmmakers better understand the features of their equipment, The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted several new educational resources created with the professional image maker in mind.
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IBC Preview: Polecam Systems Announce Commercial Success with HD Zoom Lens and Remote Heads Allowing Larger Cameras on Polecam
News: IBC Preview: Polecam Systems Announce Commercial Success with HD Zoom Lens and Remote Heads Allowing Larger Cameras on PolecamPolecam Systems will show their signature Polecam range of lightweight carbon fibre jibs and remote heads at IBC 2014, hugely popular and used increasingly in program making world wide, and will also be showing an ancilliary product that has been commercially successful in its own right, the Resolve Optics Z10 HDcf zoom lens.
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IKEGAMI Introduces HC-HD300 - Affordable HD Studio Camera System
News: IKEGAMI Introduces HC-HD300 - Affordable HD Studio Camera SystemLatest Addition to Unicam HD Line Features Newly Developed 1/3-inch Full resolution Three CMOS Sensor Block, New Fiber Camera Control System for Flexible Operation in Studio & Field
Ikegami Electronics U.S.A., the world-leading manufacturer of advanced HD cameras and production equipment, has introduced the HC-HD300 CMOS Studio HDTV Camera System.
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Ohio’s Deluca Video Productions Covers Live Events With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: Ohio’s Deluca Video Productions Covers Live Events With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDeLuca Photography and Video Productions (Akron, OH) is making Panasonic’s new AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld its primary camera for live events. The full-service media production company, co-founded more than 13 years ago by brothers John and Matt DeLuca, routinely covers live assignments in the metro Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Medina, OH markets and beyond.
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Talamas Boston Announces The Addition of the ARRI Amira To Their Rental Inventory
Given the high demand for the ARRI Amira camera, Talamas obtained the Amira in mid-August 2014 in order to add ARRI’s latest class-leading product to their extensive stock of digital cinematography equipment.
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Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New Style
News: Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New StyleThe end-to-end commercial design and production teams comprised of affiliated companies RingSide Creative and Cutters Studios divisions Flavor, Cutters and Dictionary Films are very proud to detail their contributions to a new national spot for Ford Motor Company from Team Detroit. Entitled "Front and Back," the :30 spot extends the long-running Ford Trucks "Rant" campaign with a bold, powerful homage to heroism and reliability, using a hybrid design and animation style and original live-action footage shot on-location in Los Angeles. The spot debuted nationally earlier this month and will continue to air in targeted placements online, during high-profile broadcasts and on cable.
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Legendary World War Ii Photojournalist and Award-Winning Hollywood Photographer Phil Stern Donates 95 of His Iconic Prints to The Veterans Home Of California -- West Los Angeles in Celebration Of His 95th Birthday
Renowned Photographer and World War II Veteran to Unveil Collection on September 6, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Award-winning photojournalist Phil Stern has donated 95 of his Hollywood photographs and World War II photography to the Veterans Home of California – West Los Angeles in celebration of his 95th birthday. This remarkable and historic collection of some of the most famous images ever taken of Hollywood royalty including James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn and countless Jazz greats such as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Art Tatum and Ella Fitzgerald. He was also the official photographer for John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Ball. Several of those remarkable photos will also be on view.
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Video Devices Product Line Steps Into the Spotlight at IBC for the First Time
New Brand Identity from Sound Devices Reinforces Video Product Line
Video Devices, mission-critical video products by Sound Devices, will make its IBC debut at this year’s exhibition (Hall 8, Stand B59). Since Sound Devices introduced its first video products, the camera-mounted PIX 240i and PIX 220i, the company has expanded on its success with a range of rack-mounted, network-connected video recorders. These product additions, including the new PIX 270i and PIX 250i, have opened new markets and product categories for the company.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
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 revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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CROATEL Equips New Outside Broadcast Van with Comprehensive HD Live Production Solutions from Grass Valley
CROATEL, a broadcast production and satellite services company in Zagreb, Croatia, has expanded its outside broadcast (OB) fleet to include a third van complete with high-definition (HD) cameras, switchers, routers and other live production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
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ARRI Announces ProRes UHD Output for AMIRA
A new software upgrade for ARRI’s documentary-style AMIRA camera will allow it to record ProRes UHD files, answering the 4K requirements of some productions. The upgrade is expected to be available for purchase at the online ARRI License Shop by the end of 2014.
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Backyard’s Kim Nguyen Gets Up Close And Personal With Music A-Listers For The MTV VMAs
News: Backyard’s Kim Nguyen Gets Up Close And Personal With Music A-Listers For The MTV VMAsVenice, CA-based Backyard director Kim Nguyen jumps inside the heads of some of the music industry’s finest in a star-studded campaign for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The spots feature poignant black and white close-ups of some of the 2014 show’s performing lineup, glimpsing into their headspaces as they anticipate the final moments before the show. From YouTube sensation newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer to former VMA-naysayer and Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine; to VMA vets Usher, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, Nguyen captures the jitters, frenzy and swagger that arise the moments before stepping on stage. The campaign reboots the 1980s “I Want My MTV” tag made famous by the Dire Straits/Sting song, with the artists taking their own unique approaches to demanding their MTV.
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Ross Video Appoints Jaz Wray As Regional Sales Manager For Southern California
Ross Video is pleased to announce that Jaz Wray has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager for Southern California.
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New JVC PROHD Broadcaster Server And GY-HM890 Cameras Help WDBJ7 Expand Live Eng Reports And Reduce Operational Costs
News: New JVC PROHD Broadcaster Server And GY-HM890 Cameras Help WDBJ7 Expand Live Eng Reports And Reduce Operational CostsWhen the University of Virginia Cavaliers advanced to the College World Series in June, CBS affiliate WDBJ7, which serves the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va., market (DMA #66), covered the team’s games at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. For an assignment like this, the station would usually send one of its satellite trucks and an operator, along with a reporter. This time, however, the station only sent a reporter with one of the station’s 16 new JVC GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders.
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New Jersey-Based Davideo Multimedia Fields Event/Corporate Projects With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: New Jersey-Based Davideo Multimedia Fields Event/Corporate Projects With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDave Hall, principal of Davideo Multimedia (Berkeley Heights, NJ) recently invested in Panasonic’s new AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder for his roster of corporate/event assignments, including ongoing work shooting performance videos for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
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Fletcher Sports Shoots Continuous Ultra-Motion 4K for Baseball and NBA with I-MOVIX X10 UHD
News: Fletcher Sports Shoots Continuous Ultra-Motion 4K for Baseball and NBA with I-MOVIX X10 UHDChicago-based sports production specialists Fletcher Sports has completed the first season of major league baseball and NBA coverage using the I-MOVIX X10 technology and plan to use its new fleet of X10 UHD systems over the next season to come.
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Casper Mini Stabilizer for BMPCC, GH4, A7S Kickstarter
A lightweight, collapsible and easy to balance camera stabilizer for the BMPCC, Panasonic GH4, Sony A7S and most Canon and Nikon DSLRs
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"When The Game Stands Tall" with Pixel Magic
Lafayette, LA, August 22, 2014...Pixel Magic announced that it produced all of the visual effects for Mandalay Picture's "When The Game Stands Tall". The movie opens on August 22, 2014.
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Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta
News: Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta12Stone Church Now Bases Video Production at its Four Atlanta Campuses on FUJINON Lenses
As one of the fastest growing churches in America, 12Stone Church recently opened a new Atlanta metro campus called Sugarloaf, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art HD video and audio production facility complete with Grass Valley LDX80 Premiere cameras and FUJINON HD lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
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Hooligan Connects with karlssonwilker to Create Radiant Music Video for “Mexico” by GusGus
News: Hooligan Connects with karlssonwilker to Create Radiant Music Video for “Mexico” by GusGusHooligan, a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects, recently collaborated with New York-based design studio karlssonwilker to create the anamorphic music video for “Mexico,” the title track from GusGus’s ninth studio album via Kompakt Records.
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 11 Used on Owl City “Wolf Bite” Music Video
News: Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 11 Used on Owl City “Wolf Bite” Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that the music visualizer for Owl City’s newest track, “Wolf Bite,” was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF) and color graded on DaVinci Resolve 11. The video is one of the first projects in the world to be finished on the newest version of DaVinci Resolve.
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Darkroom Asia Illuminates the Industry with Mistika
News: Darkroom Asia Illuminates the Industry with MistikaFirst Film Posted in Mistika at Darkroom Asia Helps to Revitalise the Film Industry in Pakistan
Pioneering post house Darkroom Asia won a major contract with ARY Films as a strategic partner in providing post production and VFX-related services, as a direct result of its investment in an SGO Mistika 4K system purchased from reseller Pixelution. Darkroom Asia is the first facility in Pakistan to host a cutting-edge Mistika 4K suite to support its television commercials and feature film projects.
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iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games Studios
News: iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games StudiosNew Interactive Online Course Brings Together Students and Professional Animators from Triple A Studios such as Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Games, to Teach Specialized Animation Techniques for Games Creation
iAnimate.net announces the Elite Games Animation Workshop 3, an interactive 14-week program directly pairing students with top working animators at the most recognizable game studios in the industry. The workshop offers a collection of master classes designed to sharpen artists’ game animation and storytelling skills. Courses begin September 8, 2014.
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Avid Congratulates Its Primetime Emmy Award Winning and Nominated Customers
Avid Everywhere Enables the Creation of the Highest-Quality, Creatively Inspiring Programs Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (OTC:AVID) congratulates its customers on their awards and nominations at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) as part of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 16 in Los Angeles. The awards are dedicated to honoring the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
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 has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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MSE Focuses on MINIVATOR II at IBC 2014
News: MSE Focuses on MINIVATOR II at IBC 2014Matthews Studio Equipment announces that their new MINIVATOR II will premiere at IBC 2014, Hall 11, Row G, #71. The MINIVATOR II is the long-awaited stronger and taller version of the industry standard MINIVATOR stand, first introduced over 10 years ago.
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France’s Biggest Summer Festival Produced Live with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that a full ATEM live production workflow was used during the French music festival Vieilles Charrues to support on stage performances from internationally renowned artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Elton John and The Black Keys.
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Zylight F8 LED Fresnel Delivers Reliable Performance, ROI for Lightworks.TV
News: Zylight F8 LED Fresnel Delivers Reliable Performance, ROI for Lightworks.TVThrough his London-based company, Lightworks.TV Ltd., lighting cameraman Scott Munro shoots and edits a variety of projects, from U.S. network news packages to corporate videos and documentaries. While he does not own a professional HD camcorder, he has invested in an extensive collection of production accessories and lighting instruments, including the Zylight F8 LED Fresnel 9.
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Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Uses FOR-A 4K Camera for Racing Coverage of The Queen’s Plate
News: Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Uses FOR-A 4K Camera for Racing Coverage of The Queen’s PlateKicking off the 2014 season of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack hosted The Queen’s Plate Stakes last month. The event is the longest continuously run stakes race in North America, and this year marked its 155th anniversary. To ensure not a moment of horseracing action was missed, production of the event included use of FOR-A’s FT-ONE 4K variable frame rate camera, used in conjunction with FOR-A’s ZE-ONE 4K extraction system.
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SGO to Showcase Mistika's Real-time 4K capabilities with Mamba FX at BIRTV 2014
News: SGO to Showcase Mistika's Real-time 4K capabilities with Mamba FX at BIRTV 2014SGO Booth 8B09, CIEC, Beijing, 27 – 30 August 2014
Mistika and Mamba FX will be showcased at the SGO Booth 8B09 at BIRTV (Beijing International Radio, TV and Film Equipment Exhibition) held at the CIEC in Beijing from 27 - 30 August. BIRTV provides an inspiring platform for creatives featuring leading-edge technology in a rapidly growing marketplace, attended by over 55 000 people across the world.
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"Sharknado 2" with Film Editor Vashi Nedomansky and Matt Allard on the Go Creative Show
News: "Sharknado 2" with Film Editor Vashi Nedomansky and Matt Allard on the Go Creative ShowEditor Vashi Nedomansky returns to Go Creative Show to share stories from his recent mega-hit Sharknado 2. They discuss his editing strategies, the special effects workflow, the intense 6-week edit schedule and all the ridiculous campy insanity that made Sharknado 2 an instant classic. Vashi also talks about his recent documentary on PTSD, his upcoming film Headlock and his hugely successful blog at VashiVisuals.com In the past few years, Vashi has become one of the go-to post production super stars in our industry and we hear that Ben Consoli is happy to have him back on the show.
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Canon In Action Tour Resumes in September
The second leg of the Canon In Action Tour, a brand-new educational experience from Canon, is set to launch Sept. 6th in Denver, CO, featuring instruction by renowned image makers Amina Moreau, Jack Reznicki, and Jim Divitale.
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Gorilla Group Deploys StorageDNA’s LTO LTFS Solution forConform Workflow, Open Format and Data Integrity
Wales' Largest TV Facilities Group Manages Archiving Operations for Three Locations with DNA Evolution
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced that the Gorilla Group is benefiting from its flagship solution, DNA Evolution™. Centrally managed from its Cardiff headquarters location, with additional systems in two other company locations, implementing DNA Evolution has accelerated the company’s archive-restore process to gain workflow efficiencies and significant time savings.
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The Dalet AmberFin Platform (AT)3 Expands To Combat Temporal Conversion
A Partnership with Cinnafilm Builds Out the 3 Software Suite With Super High-Performance Motion Compensation
Dalet Digital Media Systems addresses the urgency for high-performance temporal conversion head on with a suite of advanced software technologies included within the Dalet AmberFin platform, to be launched at IBC2014.
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“Modern Family” Graded with DaVinci Resolve by Modern VideoFilm in Los Angeles
Blackmagic Design today announced that Twentieth Century Fox and ABC’s hit television show “Modern Family” is graded using DaVinci Resolve at LA based Modern VideoFilm, which provides world class post production and distribution services to the film, television and media content industries.
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iPro Lenses Used to Shoot Bentley Mulsanne Spot
When Austin Reza, Creative Director for Reza & Co. was commissioned to conceive and produce a commercial for luxury car maker Bentley’s new Mulsanne model, the fact that the automobile included Apple-centric features led him to consider shooting the project with an iPhone 5S.
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The Look Expands Services Globally with DaVinci Resolve
Leading post facility The Look has invested in three DaVinci Resolve digital intermediate (DI) suites as part of a new remote grading service being offered direct to production companies and agencies with their own in house post production capabilities. At the heart of this new offering is DaVinci Resolve’s collaborative workflow and real time remote grading capabilities.
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JVC 'F.A.S.T. Track Tour' to Showcase Live HD Streaming Technologies
Multi-City Road Show Launches in Boston on Aug. 26
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its “F.A.S.T. Track Tour,” a series of presentations to promote the live HD streaming capabilities built into its camcorders and related products, as well as to provide information about streaming technology for video professionals. The multi-city tour launches in Boston on Aug. 26, 2014, at the Boston Marriott Newton, and continues to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Sept. 23. The free seminars run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include lunch.
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Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller Now Available
The RC-V100 Remote Controller is designed to respond to a diverse array of production needs requiring remote camera operation. Compatible with the Canon Cinema EOS line of cameras (C500, C300, and C100) as well as Canon's XF-series of professional camcorders, the RC-V100 Remote Controller enables users to remotely control a wide variety of functions built into the cameras, as well as adjust and set various controls, such as exposure and white balance. The remote is ideal when capturing footage at sporting events, houses of worship, or any application that requires a camera mounted on a crane.
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SMPTE® Members Involved at All Levels at IBC2014
Record Number of Members Speaking and Exhibiting; SMPTE Sponsoring or Leading Several Technical Sessions
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 more than 50 of its members will speak at technical sessions during IBC2014 — with more than 107 sustaining member companies exhibiting. The IBC2014 conference and exhibition takes place at RAI Amsterdam Sept. 11-16.
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NVIDIA Untethers Virtual Camera Technology in SIGGRAPH Demo
News: NVIDIA Untethers Virtual Camera Technology in SIGGRAPH DemoImagine a filmmaker, tablet in hand, walking through a live-action set and recording actors as they perform, while simultaneously seeing fluid updates of computer-generated elements within the shot.
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A Wonderful World of Color
Technicolor-PostWorks’ The Room Posts “The Giver”
The Room, the boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, recently completed two months of post-production finishing on "The Giver," the new film from director Phillip Noyce and The Weinstein Company. In a project involving numerous creative and technical challenges, the facility handled editorial conforming and color grading. The latter included applying the finishing touch to an onscreen world that undergoes a gradual transition from black & white to color.
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Camera Corps Maintains Focus on Innovation at IBC2014 with Version 3 Cricket Stump Cam
Camera Corps has chosen IBC2014 as the global launch platform for the latest version of the legendary Cricket Stump Cam which has long set the standard for capturing dynamic close-ups of major national matches and international tours.
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Windmill Lane Upgrades Baselight to Deliver 4K Grading and High Performance Dailies
Busy Dublin Facility Moves to the Latest Filmlight Hardware and Software to Boost Productivity
Windmill Lane, the leading post-production facility in Ireland, has recently overhauled its colour grading department, upgrading its entire FilmLight infrastructure. The facility has replaced its existing FilmLight hardware and now has two Baselight TWO grading systems running on generation 5 hardware, with the latest software release.
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Camera Corps Chooses IBC2014 for First European Showing of Q3 and MeerCat
Camera Corps will demonstrate the latest additions to its range of robotic camera systems at IBC2014 in Amsterdam, September 12-16. Taking centre stage will be the Q3 pan/tilt/zoom/focus head and MeerCat miniature camera, both introduced at NAB in April and now fully deliverable. Q3 and MeerCat can be integrated easily with all Camera Corps' current control systems. Up to 96 cameras of various types can be joystick-controlled by up to four operators and four vision engineers.
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CueScript Prompting Solutions To Make Their Set Broadcast And Cable Show Debut
News: CueScript Prompting Solutions To Make Their Set Broadcast And Cable Show DebutCSM Line of Prompting Solutions to be on Display at the Phase Booth
CueScript, a provider of creative prompting solutions with feature-rich designs for all broadcast production needs, is proud to demonstrate its latest prompting solutions for broadcast professionals attending the 2014 SET Broadcast & Cable Show at Expo Center Norte, Aug. 25 to Aug. 27. The company’s CSM15, CSM17 and CSM19 LED High Brightness HD-SDI Prompter Monitors and CSTM-19 19” Prompter Talent Monitor will all be on display at the PHASE Engenharia Ind. e Com. Ltda. booth #C20. For those looking for to demo a fully-loaded prompter system, executives will also have on hand the CSP19L 19” CS On-Camera Prompter System with Large Hood and Purple Mount. The SET Broadcast & Cable show is one of the leading exhibitions in Latin America for engineering, television, radio and telecommunications professionals as well as business executives, specializing in broadcast and subscription TV, radio, Internet, industry, production and telecommunications.
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Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014New review and pipeline tools geared for artists and supervisors help creative companies work faster and more efficiently
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review & approval, and asset management tools for film, TV and games, delivered three major releases today to help creative companies streamline processes and go faster. The company launched a mobile app that brings the power of Shotgun Review to the iPhone; Shotgun Desktop, a native app shelf that gives artists fast access to productivity tools; and integration with The Foundry's MARI 3D paint software, which helps speed up the workflow for texture artists.
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Maxell Professional Adds Camera Accessories to Product Portfolio
News: Maxell Professional Adds Camera Accessories to Product Portfolio− Specialized Connectors and Power Solutions Meet the Needs of Broadcast and Video Professionals −
Recognized as a storage and backup media technology leader, Maxell Professional Media is excited to announce the addition of new professional camera accessories to its current product portfolio. Built with the commitment to high quality and durability, the products mark Maxell's entry into the professional camera accessories market.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Motors Through Tumultuous Terrain During "Woodhill Rush"
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Motors Through Tumultuous Terrain During "Woodhill Rush"Air Tripod System Assists Cinematographer in Creation of Mountain Biking Video
When sports cinematographer John Colthorpe decided to create a short, action-packed mountain biking video, Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, was along for the ride, with its Air Alloy System allowing Colthorpe to capture every motor maneuver.
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British Broadcast Technology Heads to Brazil
Great Britain Group at SET 2014 Exhibition in São Paulo
A group of eight leading British media technology companies are exhibiting at SET2014, sponsored by UK Trade & Industry and managed by Tradefair. This leading exhibition, which attracts around 10,000 visitors from the whole of Latin America, is now organised by SET, the Brazilian Society of Television Engineering, and covers all aspects of modern multi-platform digital media.
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Discover Boris Continuum Complete 9 at IBC 2014
News: Discover Boris Continuum Complete 9 at IBC 2014Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, will be demonstrating the newest version of its flagship Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) 9 at IBC 2014, Booth #7.G43.
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Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"
News: Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Studios motion picture “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on August 1st.
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TVG Network Advances to HD with Grass Valley Solutions
LDX Cameras and Karrera Switchers Deliver Superior Image Quality to the Network’s Millions of Horse Racing Viewers
TVG Network, America’s largest online wagering company and horse racing television network, has recently completed a studio upgrade from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) with the acquisition of live production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
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Atomos Samurai Blade Available for Under $1000
Atomos Award Winning Samurai Blade Now Even Better
Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders and recording accessories announce a new price for the Samurai Blade of US$995. The Samurai Blade is the highest functioning monitor recorder and playback device on the camera market today and with a new price it's even more affordable than ever.
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Cinesite Creates Digital Carnage for "Hercules" Battle
News: Cinesite Creates Digital Carnage for "Hercules" BattleCinesite has completed visual effects for a major battle sequence in MGM/Paramount Pictures’ latest release, "Hercules." The film, starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role, is directed by Brett Ratner, with VFX supervision by John Bruno and Dean Wright. Cinesite’s Visual Effects Supervisor was Simon Stanley-Clamp.
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Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales Department
News: Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales DepartmentSummer Whitley, Will Andeer and Tina Ghezzi Join the Digital Studio
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica is bolstering their Commercial and Interactive Sales Department with the additions of Summer Whitley, who will handle Commercial West Coast/Texas Sales; Will Andeer, who will handle Commercial Midwest Sales; and Tina Ghezzi, who will serve as an Interactive Account Director.
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CANON U.S.A. Celebrates An Award-Winning Start To 2014
Company Receives Industry Recognition for Environmental Honors, Energy Efficient Printers, and Innovative Imaging Products
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is honored to be recognized by top industry organizations and publications for award-winning products and efforts in 2014. From environmental efforts to help minimize its carbon footprint, to industry-leading imaging products, Canon has been honored by many top accolades for its efforts both in the market and in the office.
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ATG Danmon Completes Major Systems Upgrades for Ericsson
News: ATG Danmon Completes Major Systems Upgrades for EricssonATG Danmon has completed a series of system expansion projects at the Stockholm headquarters of Ericsson Broadcast Services.
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"The Killing" (with Gregory Middleton)
News: "The Killing" (with Gregory Middleton)Ben Consoli of the Go Creative Show invites Gregory Middleton, cinematographer and director of photography for the AMC and Netflix series The Killing to join him. They discuss how Netflix saved the show, the new visual direction of season 4 -- including all his lighting and shooting techniques that make The Killing one of the most visually enticing television shows today -- and the film industry in Vancouver. Plus Gregory shares insight into his next project: Game Of Thrones!
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ShootersINC Signs Food Director/DP John Romeo To Company’s Diverse & Expanding Directorial Roster
News: ShootersINC Signs Food Director/DP John Romeo To Company’s Diverse & Expanding Directorial RosterShootersINC has welcomed Food Director/DP John Romeo to the company’s diverse Directorial roster. Romeo joins ShootersINC’s production division, which also features the talents of Directors Robert Adamo, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, Ira Rosensweig, and Scott Whitham.
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Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014New Version of its Pioneering Facial Mocap System to Feature Hardware Improvements and Updates to CaraLive and CaraPost for Faster, More Efficient Facial Tracking
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, will launch a series of updates to Cara, the world’s first out-of-the-box facial motion capture system for film and games production, at SIGGRAPH 2014 next week. The latest version boasts significant quality enhancements that accelerate facial capture workflows for fast-paced performance capture productions, right out of the box.
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IBC Preview: Aaton-Digital to Show New 24 Track Cantar-X3 Digital Recorder and Aaton-Digital 5” Oled Monitor at IBC 2014
News: IBC Preview: Aaton-Digital to Show New 24 Track Cantar-X3 Digital Recorder and Aaton-Digital 5” Oled Monitor at IBC 2014Aaton-Digital will show the new 24 track Cantar-X3 recorder and new Aaton-Digital 5” Oled monitor at IBC 2014 on the Aaton-Digital /Transvideo stand 11.F31. Deliveries will begin for existing orders this fall. New orders will deliver Q1 in the new year.
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Against All Odds John Gillan Gets The Shots
News: Against All Odds John Gillan Gets The ShotsUK DOP / Polecam owner operator John Gillan, booked to cover the Azores leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving competition, flew in to the Azores on his way to the small island where it would take place, 1000 miles from the nearest city and 2 days away from shooting the event. It was not the ideal place to hear from the airline that brought him there "Sorry Mr Gillan, we have lost one of your Polecam flight cases."
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 is Now Shipping
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 is Now ShippingMajor Update Adds Professional Nonlinear Online Editing Features, Revolutionary New Colormatch, New Photographer Friendly Color Correction Tools, On Set Media Management and Much More!
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 11, available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve 11 is a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes professional nonlinear video editing with context sensitive trimming tools, onset file cloning, a revolutionary new ColorMatch feature, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
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IBC Preview: Transvideo Launches New Products for Digital Cinematography and Production at IBC 2014
Transvideo, the award-winning precision monitor manufacturer, has announced exciting new products for launch at IBC 2014. All products will be on show on the Transvideo / Aaton-Digital stand 11.F31.
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Seventh Amsterdam SuperMeet to Feature Editors of "Star Wars: Episode VII"
The CPUG Network has Announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to Take Place Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the Heart of Amsterdam. Film Editors, Maryann Brandon, ACE and Mary Jo Markey, ACE, who are Currently Editing "Star Wars: Episode VII," will be the Featured Guests. The Full Agenda will not be Announced Until Shortly Before the Dvent Date. Tickets are on Sale now and can be Purchased at the SuperMeet Web Site.
The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) today have announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place on Sunday, Sept 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam. Doors open at 4:30PM (16:30) with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring 20 software and hardware developers. SuperMeet Presentations will begin at 7:00PM (19:00) and continue until 11:00PM (23:00). Tickets are on sale online for the earlybird price of Euro10.00 each plus ticket fee and Euro10.00 for students and Teachers with valid ID. Earlybird sales end August 15, 2014.
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Atomos Take HDMI One Step Closer to SDI Professional Video Standard
Open Atomos HDMI Start/Stop Trigger Standard Released New Coiled HDMI Cables for the ProVideo world
Atomos today announce a move to standardize HDMI for the professional video industry by focusing on ease of use and customer experience. With in-depth experience along with their technical know-how, Atomos aim to help define industry standards.
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Cinematographer John Pope Takes MōVI to Medieval Times
News: Cinematographer John Pope Takes MōVI to Medieval TimesCinematographer John Pope’s recent undertaking was to create a 30-second national television spot for Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament attraction. With his imagination running wild, Pope prepared to capture footage of combat between jousting knights on galloping stallions with what he touts as “a tool of great ingenuity” ─ the MōVI™ M10 handheld camera stabilizer by Freefly Systems. “The MōVI M10 allows for booming up and down similar to a jib arm, a move that cannot be achieved with other stabilizer camera supports like the Steadicam. That opened up a whole new world of possibilities,” he says. “I was also thankful it gave me a new set of eyes to see with. The director and I were able to improvise in the moment, which is important to me.”
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CARTONI to Debut New Low-Cost Fluid Head, Spreader-less 3 Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod and Other Products at IBC 2014
New SMART PRO Fluid Head, STABILO Spreader-Less Tripod, SMART STOP ENG Tripod and E-REM 25 Remote Control Head, as Well as Upgraded FOCUS HD and MASTER MK II can be Seen at Hall 11 - Stand 11.E30.
CARTONI, the world’s premier manufacturer of professional and prosumer camera support gear, will debut a number of new products and product upgrades at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam, including SMART PRO, a low-cost fluid head for camera payloads from 0-6 kg (0 to 13 lbs). CARTONI can be found at HALL 11 - Stand 11.E30.
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New GoPro “Super Hero” lens solution from SeeSense
News: New GoPro “Super Hero” lens solution from SeeSenseSeeSense, UK and European miniature camera solution specialists, announce the availability of the new Ribcage system enabling quick and easy fitting of C and CS-mount lenses on to GoPro cameras.
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Virginia Tech Expands Sports Production With Ikegami HDK-77EC2 Multi-Format CMOS Camera Systems
News: Virginia Tech Expands Sports Production With Ikegami HDK-77EC2 Multi-Format CMOS Camera SystemsPrecision CMOS Imagery, Extreme Reliability Make Ikegami the Choice for High-Profile Collegiate Athletics Broadcaster
At Virginia Tech, a common thread among the 31,000-strong student body is a passion for athletics as well as academics. The university's video broadcasting department has shown that it also takes its sports seriously, with the recent addition of four Ikegami HDK-77EC2 HD Native CMOS camera systems.
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Token Creek Mobile Television Outfits HD Production Truck with Grass Valley Live Production Solutions
10 LDX Premiére Cameras, 14 XCU Base Stations and a Karrera Switcher Deliver High-Quality Broadcast Productions with Superior Camera Flexibility
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has supplied mobile production truck operator Token Creek Mobile Television with sophisticated new cameras and advanced switcher technology for its Sioux HD mobile unit. The purchase includes 10 LDX Premiére advanced imaging cameras, 14 XCU eXchangeable Control Unit base stations and a Karrera Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame, which gives Token Creek greater flexibility in delivering high-quality mobile broadcasts to its growing client base. The purchase builds upon the longstanding relationship between the two companies and adds to Token Creek’s existing fleet of Grass Valley technology, which now includes 38 cameras and five production switchers.
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Set Expo 2014: FOR-A To Showcase Range of Video Solutions
News: Set Expo 2014: FOR-A To Showcase Range of Video SolutionsFOR-A Corporation of America announces it participation at the upcoming SET Expo 2014, taking place at the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, Brazil from August 25-27. FOR-A will exhibit a variety of its popular solutions in booth E17, including its full 4K variable frame rate camera, video switchers, signal processors and multi viewers.
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Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA Technology
News: Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA TechnologyAcross a range of content for broadcast, live-events, commercials and films, Miami-based Capsule Media has a reputation for high-quality production and post services. The efforts of the studio, which was founded in 2002, have paid off in spades, as network juggernauts across the U.S., Europe and Latin America – including PBS, Discovery Channel and Univision – regularly turn to Capsule Media for production needs. Company CEO and Executive Producer Pascal Jacquelin, who oversees each project, draws heavily on the reliability of AJA technology to ensure seamless workflows throughout the life cycle of each show.
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Announcing the 1 Beyond StreamCam™ AutoTracker™ Camera
News: Announcing the 1 Beyond StreamCam™ AutoTracker™ CameraIndustry-first: Zero-setup, automatic tracking camera added to 1 Beyond streaming product portfolio
1 Beyond, Inc., a leader in streaming video systems, has announced the availability of the 1 Beyond StreamCam AutoTracker camera as part of its streaming product portfolio. An industry-first, this zero-setup, automatic tracking camera will automatically focus, pan, tilt and zoom to follow a presenter. Perfect for lecture capture/streaming where the presenter would prefer to move around than be fixed behind a podium. This camera eliminates the need for an additional camera operator and, together with the 1 Beyond StreamMachine enables a multi-camera event to be recorded/streamed with a single button-push. Additional auto-archive software will automatically transfer recorded files for later use.
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Announcing: The Southeast Creative Summit 2014 / Atlanta Creative Ball 2014! November 7-9, 2014; Atlanta, Georgia Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel!
The Southeast Creative Summit is returning to Atlanta after a successful inaugural year! In our first year, we had over 100 attendees from 12 states attend nearly 80 workshops over three days. This year we have even more talent on the schedule, including Academy Award winning sound mixer Ed Novick (The Dark Knight, Inception), Emmy Award winning editor Jesse Averna (Sesame Street), editor Zack Arnold (Burn Notice, Glee), and many more notable experts in the production and post- production world.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21 - 23 September 2014
cinec 2014: Three Days Filled with Technology, Discussion and Creativity
After many years of following developments in digital technology a recent counter trend has become noticeable amongst the Cine Equipment and Technology professionals whereby lenses and optics have come into the spotlight. Whilst it is acknowledged that digital technology cuts production costs, it also brings its own challenges notably in the area of archiving. The trade fair cinec and the accompanying cineCongress will provide a forum for experts to explore and discuss new developments on a wide range of topics including those mentioned above as well as opportunities to socialise in lavish surroundings.
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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’
News: Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. To Host Charitable Raffle Event At IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. To Host Charitable Raffle Event At IBC 2014Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is hosting a charitable raffle event at IBC 2014 (Hall 11, Stand 11.D30) to commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary. The family-founded, Australian-owned camera support equipment company will offer a champagne toast and announce the winner of a limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod in an exclusive giveaway on Saturday, September 13, at 4:00pm. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the IABM Educational Foundation, which supports broadcast students interested in furthering their technical education.
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Blackmagic Design announces ATEM Camera Control Now Available
Now Customers with ATEM Production Switchers can Control their Cameras via the SDI Connection
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switchers Update 6.0 which adds support for controlling cameras from ATEM production switchers via the program feed to the camera. ATEM Switchers Update 6.0 is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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The Canon Digital Learning Center Provides Tips on How to Capture Your Favorite Summer Memories
To help photographers take some of their best shots this summer, the Canon Digital Learning Center has created several articles, videos and blog posts that highlight how to capture once-in-a-lifetime shots, while protecting their gear during the dog days of summer.
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SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardSmallHD, creators of the world’s first high definition on-camera monitor, showed their new monitors to the Hollywood community at the Cine Gear Expo in June, held on the back lot at Paramount Studios. SmallHD’s DP7-PRO has redefined the way field monitors operate on set.
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No Horsing Around With Cobham’s Nano HD TX
Cobham, the RF transmission specialist company, has announced the successful deployment of its Nano HD TX wireless transmitter as part of a wireless camera facility installed by Broadcast RF for coverage of Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby, the crown jewels of British horse racing, for Channel 4 Racing.
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ITV Studios Adds to Production Values on Popular Drama "Coronation Street" with Innovative FilmLight Workflows Inside Avid
News: ITV Studios Adds to Production Values on Popular Drama "Coronation Street" with Innovative FilmLight Workflows Inside AvidNew Home for Coronation Street Introduces Tight Integration Between Baselight Grading and Avid Editing
As part of its move to a new production base, ITV’s popular continuing drama, "Coronation Street," has implemented a new grading workflow based around FilmLight technology. As well as a Baselight ONE grading system with Slate control surface, five of the productions edit suites are equipped with Baselight Editions, putting the creative grading toolset directly inside Avid.
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Bexel Purchased Grass Valley LDX Cameras and Kayenne Switchers Used During 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
News: Bexel Purchased Grass Valley LDX Cameras and Kayenne Switchers Used During 2014 FIFA World Cup in BrazilGrass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied 30 LDX Première advanced imaging cameras to Bexel, a leading provider of high-end audio and video equipment rentals, production gear and fiber services, for coverage of the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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Cinedeck Highlights 4K-Made-Simple at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)
News: Cinedeck Highlights 4K-Made-Simple at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will highlight “4K/UltraHD Workflow Made Simple”, and how budget conscious producers can improve productivity, while making significant time, labor and costs savings throughout production and post production using Cinedeck platforms, during IBC 2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September (Hall7.J07)
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Geek & Sundry’s New ‘Morganville: The Series’ Uses Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci Resolve
News: Geek & Sundry’s New ‘Morganville: The Series’ Uses Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Morganville,” a new digital series based on the best selling “Morganville Vampires” novels by Rachel Caine, is being shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4Ks and Pocket Cinema Cameras and graded using DaVinci Resolve.
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Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track
News: Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On TrackLeading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios
Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Giver, Hercules, Lucy, The Maze Runner, and others.
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Video Devices PIX 260 Captures Footage Fit for a King as Part of The Royal Society Headquarters Refit
When The Royal Society in London was looking to refit the audio and visual facilities in two rooms at its headquarters at Carlton House Terrace in London, it turned to Video Devices, mission-critical video products by Sound Devices, and its PIX 260i for its video recording needs.
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Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014Visit Imagineer Systems at booth 817 for demos of the newly released mocha Pro 4 with advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows, Python scripting and more improved features
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s annual SIGGRAPH conference, taking place from August 12th through 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada. Attendees to the show can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (817) to learn more about the launch of the mocha Pro v4, which features a brand new Stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects facilities. Members of the Imagineer Systems team will be presenting demos daily at the booth.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film Company
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film CompanyCompass 20 Tripod System Assists Film Company in Shooting Veterans Expeditions Documentary
When Grit & Thistle Film Company went on a wild adventure, battling whitewater rapids to shoot a documentary for the non-profit organization Veterans Expeditions, Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, stood steady against the waves, providing the company with a Compass 20 Solo 75 3-Stage Carbon Fibre System to help them successfully shoot the project.
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Paul Del Vecchio is a filmmaker with an independent spirit. When he had the chance to beta test Blackmagic's new firmware on the Cinema Camera while serving as director of photography on the indie film "Trent & Isabella," he found that the new debayer process became a huge asset to getting the raw-like images he wanted without the price of storage and processing. Less time and money spent there means more focus on the film's visual style which ranges from spaghetti western to film noir.
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Award-winning host of underwater documentary series tackles the world’s first live-action planetarium film using Creative Cloud Cinematographer Jonathan Bird is one of the lucky ones. He’s successfully combined his love for scuba diving and photography into an award-winning career. After more than a decade of delivering underwater photography and video...
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