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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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Camera Corps Across All the Action in 2014
News: Camera Corps Across All the Action in 20142014 is proving another exhilarating year for Camera Corps working in partnership with major OB specialists, production companies and broadcasters globally.
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Ten Sports Pakistan Embraced Grass Valley Solutions for 2014 FIFA World Cup Studio Production
As fans around the world gathered to cheer for their favorite teams, live production studios were relying on state-of-the-art solutions for creating engaging content, including program highlights and replays. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied Ten Sports Pakistan Beam, based in Film City, Noida and owned by Zee Entertainment Ltd., with one K2 Dyno Replay System and one K2 Summit 3G Production Client for the production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Grass Valley provided training and on-site support to ensure that Ten Sports was up and running quickly with its new solution.
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Atlanta-Based Tradewind Productions Undertakes Diverse Corporate/Event Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 Handheld
News: Atlanta-Based Tradewind Productions Undertakes Diverse Corporate/Event Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 HandheldTradeWind proprietor and veteran shooter Christian Jolly, who built his award-winning company around acquisition with Panasonic pro cameras, selected the PX270 based on its 4:2:2 10-bit color space, integrated lens and advanced features such as high-resolution proxy recording.
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AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last Supper
News: AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last SupperWith all the attention focused on a film’s visuals, its audio sometimes receives insufficient attention. The best cinematography and visual finish can be ruined by inadequate audio post-production, an outcome that separates the amateur from the professional filmmaker.
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Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasFiber-Backed Cameras Used for All-Level Classroom Instruction Also Feed Live Video for IMAG to Largest Event Space on Campus
Southeastern University, a private Christian institution with more than 4,000 students located in Lakeland, FL, trains its broadcast majors in a sophisticated HD production studio equipped with four AK-AC3800 studio cameras.
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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Shoot Action/Thriller 'Checkmate'
News: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Shoot Action/Thriller 'Checkmate'Blackmagic Design today announced that two Blackmagic Production Camera 4Ks and a Pocket Cinema Camera were used to shoot the upcoming action/thriller “Checkmate.” Produced by LA’s Status Media & Entertainment, the film chronicles how the actions of individuals affect us all, as six people are thrown together during an elaborate bank heist where any move can alter the outcome.
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I-MOVIX Extends Performance of X10 UHD Ultra Slow-motion System
News: I-MOVIX Extends Performance of X10 UHD  Ultra Slow-motion SystemI-MOVIX (IBC 11.E43) has extended the performance of its class-leading X10 UHD, the industry’s first 4K ultra-slow motion system to support both continuous super slow motion (SSM) and ultra slow motion (USM) at frame rates of up to 1000fps.
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Kyle Camarillo Wins MōVI™ at REDirect Skateboard Filmmaking Competition
News: Kyle Camarillo Wins MōVI™ at REDirect Skateboard Filmmaking CompetitionWhen Kyle Camarillo was selected for the REDirect skateboard filmmaking competition sponsored by RED Digital Cinema and famed skate park, The Berrics, he chose to film his entry with Freefly Systems’ MōVI™ M10 camera stabilizer. “We’ve always skated alongside the skateboarder to capture footage, so keeping the camera steady is what we always strive for,” Camarillo says. “Using the MōVI perfected that as well as opened up new doors.”
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Euro Media Utilizes Grass Valley LDX Series Cameras to Bring Viewers Closer to the Action at 2014 Tour de France
News: Euro Media Utilizes Grass Valley LDX Series Cameras to Bring Viewers Closer to the Action at 2014 Tour de FranceCustom Wireless Integration Capability Enables More Installation Flexibility
The 101st running of the Tour de France covers a total distance of 3,664 kilometers through 21 stages. For the riders, the physical and mental challenges are hard to imagine. For Euro Media Group, the firm responsible for the overall wireless coverage, production challenges are also incredible. This year, to address the challenge, the company is using five brand-new LDX WorldCam cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide up-close footage from five motorcycles that follow the action throughout each stage.
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ProAm USA Aims to Bring its CarryOn Jib to Market Through a New Kickstarter Campaign
Filmmaker Jonathan Baty of ProAm USA Taps into the Kickstarter Filmmaking Community to Help Launch the CarryOn Jib, the Most Compact, Lightest Camera Crane of its Kind
ProAm USA, a manufacturer of production equipment for film and video enthusiasts and professionals, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring its latest innovation, the CarryOn Jib, to fruition. With a goal of $25,000 and 29 days to reach it as of July 24th, if successful, the ProAm USA CarryOn Jib will be the most compact, yet full-sized crane on the market.
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Guerrero Joins MSE Sales Staff
Matthews Studio Equipment, provider of unique support from clamps to MAX the Light Mover, Polly Dolly, Floatcam’s DC-Slider and more announces that Stuart Guerrero has recently joined the MSE Sales Team.
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Flashpoint’s LED Lights Are the Newest Lighting Collection for Photo and Video Available Exclusively at Adorama
The SpeedLight Partner, the VariAngle and other LED Lighting Solutions Available in Standard and Bi-Color Options Make Up This Energy-Efficient Lighting Collection for DSLR and Video Camera Imaging
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is now selling a brand new line of Flashpoint LED lights designed for both camera and stand-mounted use. New photography and videography lights from Flashpoint include the SpeedLight Partner and the VariAngle light, as well as a collection of LED lights in both standard and bi-color options. New stand-mounted lights include various models of circular and panel lights. These Flashpoint LED lights are available exclusively in store at Adorama and online.
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The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”
News: The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”Finishing Editor and Colorist Ben Murray Continues Collaboration with Director Thom Zimny on Short Film Inspired by Song from Singer’s “High Hopes” Album.
Final post production for "Hunter of Invisible Game," the new short film from Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny, was completed at The Room, the finishing boutique located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York. The Room’s Ben Murray conformed the film and applied the final color grade, working in collaboration with filmmaker Thom Zimny, who co-directed with Bruce Springsteen.
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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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Cooke Optics to extend Anamorphic/i lens range
Cooke Optics to extend Anamorphic/i lens range
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is to add more choices to its acclaimed lens ranges. The Anamorphic/i range will benefit from 25mm and 135mm lenses which are expected to start shipping towards the end of 2014, followed by 180mm and 300mm lenses in 2015. In addition Cooke will add a 21mm lens to both the miniS4/i range and the 5/i series.
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BRW Filmland Los Angeles Adds Director Michael Fitzmaurice
News: BRW Filmland Los Angeles Adds Director Michael FitzmauriceBRW FILMLAND Los Angeles has signed director Michael Fitzmaurice for U.S. commercial representation. The helmer’s output includes cinematic and pulse-quickening spots for the likes of Lexus, Chevy and the NBA with his AICP-winning “Big Color.” He’s already hit the ground running through BRW with recent campaigns for Chevy Silverado and Mazda.
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IABM Sees Unprecedented Growth In New Members in 2014
Global Companies from Across the New Nedia and Connected World Sectors Boost the IABM Membership Base
The IABM has seen a significant increase in new membership this year with 22 companies joining in the last six months. Already representing more than 80% of the value of the global broadcast technology market, the new membership shows a shift in focus, from traditional broadcast technology to the connected world and media sectors.
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IBC2014 Preview, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
Technical Sessions, SMPTE members will lead a variety of sessions during the IBC2014 exhibition. The Society will offer "Laser Projectors Part 1: Seeing is Believing" and "Laser Projectors Part 2: Is the Devil in the Details?" as part of the IBC Big Screen Experience. Produced and chaired by Peter Ludé, past president of SMPTE, the session will address the impact of laser projection technology on digital cinema and provide a look at breathtaking images shown on the Big Screen Experience's 6-Primary laser projection system from Christie.
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Monkeyhead Helps 'Untie The Knot' For Bravo
News: Monkeyhead Helps 'Untie The Knot' For BravoMotion Design Studio Creates Eye-Catching Show Open For New Reality Show
Divorce is always complicated, as the new Bravo reality series “Untying The Knot” can attest. Equally complex is the 15-second show open created by the award-winning motion design studio Monkeyhead, led by Creative Director Josh Sahley, who crafted an open that perfectly captures the characters that drive the show.
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Dr. Andrew Cross Named President of NewTek
News: Dr. Andrew Cross Named President of NewTekTriCaster’s Chief Architect will Set Strategic Direction for the Company
NewTek™ today announced that Dr. Andrew Cross has been named president of NewTek with responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the company’s video business. Dr. Cross will retain his current title and duties as chief technology officer and report to NewTek chief executive officer, Jim Plant. Dr. Cross joined NewTek in 1998 as a senior software engineer and after several promotions was named chief technology officer in 2010. His technology leadership and guidance shaped the initial concept and development of the TriCaster multi-camera live video production system, which has evolved into the global gold standard for integrated live video production and streaming. Other key products among the more than 50 shipped under his direction include the NewTek Video Toaster and 3Play integrated sports productions systems.
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ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region
News: ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern RegionARRI Inc. is pleased to announce Sebastien Laffoux is now working as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region for Canada and the United States. His duties include managing and strengthening sales, along with evaluating market and technology requirements. Camera products include the AMIRA documentary-style camera, the award-winning ALEXA, lenses, Pro Camera Accessories and analog products. He will also oversee a team to support product performance in the field, improvement, user requests and assess competitors.
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Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide Audience
News: Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide AudienceEquatorial heat and humidity, sporadic electrical service, and a modest budget were just a few of the challenges that director Josef Wladyka and writer/DP Alan Blanco faced while filming their feature "Manos Sucias" (Dirty Hands) among the impoverished fishing villages of Colombia’s Pacific coast. They also filmed in the jungle and aboard small boats in rough seas, all while needing to keep a low profile in a dangerous region. Wladyka and Blanco met all of these challenges with the help of compact EOS C300 Cinema cameras and professional lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Filmed completely on location, "Manos Sucias" is a drama depicting the perils of two fishermen coerced into towing an underwater narco-torpedo up the Pacific coast of Colombia.
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Rent the RED Epic Dragon Sensor Camera From Adorama Rental Co Today
The Industry’s Hottest New 6K Digital Still and Motion Camera is Now Available from Adorama Rental Co; Filmmakers can get Their Hands on the RED Epic Dragon Sensor Camera with Mounts Compatible for Leica-M, Canon EF, Nikon and PL Lenses Starting at Just $910
Adorama Rental Co (ARC), the industry source for professional cinematographers, videographers and photographers, is now renting out the RED Epic Dragon Sensor digital cinema camera. The brand new 6K RED Dragon® sensor allows filmmakers to capture over 9x more pixels than HD, while 19 MP packs in detail beyond belief. The RED Epic is helmed as a groundbreaking still and motion camera that can capture up to 100 frames per second at full resolution, translating into thousands of chances to capture the perfect image.
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Freefly Systems’ New MōVI Controller Now Shipping
News: Freefly Systems’ New MōVI Controller Now ShippingFreefly Systems, designers and manufacturers of the groundbreaking MōVI 3-axis stabilizer family, has begun delivering its new MōVI Controller.
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Bexel Expands Inventory with $13 Million Investment to Support 2014 FIFA World Cup™ and Beyond
Company Upgrades Key Products to Service US Rights Holders' Host Coverage
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, recently completed a major inventory upgrade to support the company’s extensive installations for both the Spanish and English-speaking U.S. rights holders at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The $13 million investment increases Bexel’s service offering of products in several key areas, including camera systems, switchers and routers, and servers.
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Schneider Optics Cine-Xenar III Primes Capture Classic Look for Sweatpants Media
News: Schneider Optics Cine-Xenar III Primes Capture Classic Look for Sweatpants MediaWhen Sweatpants Media was contracted by the Viceroy Hotel Group to feature their newest location, the Viceroy New York in Manhattan they knew that the piece would need to communicate a high-end, high fashion feel. “The client’s expectations were, as always, high. Every shot needed to look like it was pulled from a fashion magazine,” explains Jonny Zeller, Sweatpants co-founder.
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Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and Supervisors
News: Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and SupervisorsOrigin Digital Studios has been launched in Burbank as a new collective of veteran visual effects artists, producers and supervisors. The company has been designed to service the needs of high-profile television programs, commercials, feature films, and special venue presentations. Miami-based Lincoln Road Advisors, headed by Eric J. Bertrand, is the primary investment company behind Origin. The announcement was made today by company president Mark Miller.
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Flashpoint and Glow Brands Win Best in Show Awards From "Professional Photographer Magazine"
The Flashpoint PowerStation PS-800 and Glow Grand Softbox, Available Exclusively at Adorama, are Recognized as “Best in Show” Power Pack and Light Modifier by a Panel of Leading Photography Professionals
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, today announced two of its exclusive brands – Flashpoint and Glow – have each been named Best in Show winners in the annual Hot One Awards from "Professional Photographer" magazine. The 2014 awards honor the Flashpoint PowerStation PS-800 as the industry’s best power pack and Glow Grand Softbox as best light modifier. Judged by some of the most experienced and well-regarded photographers in the business, the Hot One Awards are awarded to industry leaders in photography gear and services, and based on exceptional quality, innovation, design, performance and, where applicable, value for price.
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‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D
News: ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2DBlackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D Processor, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, were used on one of this summer’s most talked about sequels, “Sharknado 2: The Second One.”
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AlphaDogs Digital Service Station® Provides Alternative Solution For Delivering Content
News: AlphaDogs Digital Service Station® Provides Alternative Solution For Delivering ContentGetting the Correct Tools in Place to Cover the Plethora of Delivery Specs That Now Exist in Today’s Marketplace While Ensuring Projects are Delivered on Time and Within the Allotted Budgets Can Frustrate Even the Most Seasoned Professional.
Preparation for post-production deliverables is often an overwhelming and tedious experience. Getting the correct tools in place to cover the plethora of delivery specs that now exist in today’s marketplace while ensuring projects are delivered on time and within the allotted budgets can frustrate even the most seasoned professional. Most independent content producers are not given the luxury of owning expensive professional videotape machines, not to mention the insurance required to operate legally. Working with limited production and post-production crews can make the task at hand even more daunting.
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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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Timeline TV Selects Aframe to Provide Collaboration and Flexible Workflows for Post Production on Channel 4’s “The Mill”
News: Timeline TV Selects Aframe to Provide Collaboration and Flexible Workflows for Post Production on Channel 4’s “The Mill”“Aframe is Secure, Easy to Manage, With Full-Resolution Capabilities Not Found Elsewhere”
Aframe announced that its cloud video production platform has helped Timeline TV streamline the post production of Channel 4’s historical drama ”The Mill.”
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MSE To Feature MatthewsSLIDER™ at IBC 2014
News: MSE To Feature MatthewsSLIDER™ at IBC 2014Matthews Studio Equipment, provider of unique support from clamps to MAX the Light Mover, Polly Dolly, Floatcam’s DC-Slider and more will feature their innovative MatthewsSLIDER in Hall 11, Row G, #71 at IBC 2014.
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Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardFreefly Systems MōVI stabilizers have taken the cinema and video production markets by storm, providing a way for cameras to capture incredibly stable footage handheld and on a variety of shooting platforms. The breakthrough features of Freefly’s new MōVI M15 stabilizer captured the 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award for Camera Support.
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Band Pro Expands Operations with New Berlin Office
International cinematography retailer Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. has announced the expansion of their European operations with the addition of a new office in Berlin, Germany. Vojtech Pokorny, Digital Image Consultant / Technical Sales, will head the new branch. All goods and services currently available through Band Pro Munich GmbH will also be available through the Berlin office.
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Cobham’s Wireless Transmission System Proves Its Live Production Seaworthiness
News: Cobham’s Wireless Transmission System Proves Its Live Production SeaworthinessCobham, the RF transmission specialist company, has announced the successful deployment of its SOLO 4 Wireless Transmitter and PRORXB receive system for live television coverage of the Abu Dhabi Yacht Club’s Ghanada Dhow Sailing Championship on 7 June.
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Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods Founder
News: Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods FounderACS Presents Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) recently partnered with the company to create a new industry award for the ACS National Awards for Cinematography. The Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award, developed in honour and memory of fluid head inventor Bob Miller, will be officially introduced to industry professionals at the ACS headquarters on July 31, with a champagne toast to celebrate Miller’s 60th anniversary.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for all Blackmagic Design Cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.8.2 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.8.2 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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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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Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 11 Workshops to its Stellar Lineup
Grade like a pro with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve; July workshops taught by ICA co-founder and instructor Warren Eagles
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood's blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 11 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing features among many other upgrades.
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Homeland: Behind the Scenes with Canon Glass/David Klein ASCHomeland: Behind the Scenes with Canon Glass/David Klein ASC
David Klein, ASC, who is nominated for a 2014 Best Cinematography Emmy® Award for his work on Homeland, first AC Dominik Mainl, and B camera operator Bob Newcomb break down what's in their tool kit: an ARRI Alexa mounted with Canon Cinema Zoom Lenses, a RED Epic, a Canon Cinema EOS 1D C, and a Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
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Shooting Trent & Isabella: Blackmagic Firmware & Indie FilmShooting Trent & Isabella: Blackmagic Firmware & Indie Film
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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Jonathan BirdJonathan Bird's Blue World
Jonathan Bird's Blue World is an underwater adventure series co-produced by the titular Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and naturalist, and the Oceanic Research Group. This epic conversation with Jonathan covered his trajectory across over 20 years in the industry, through NLEs (from Avid, Media 100, FCP, and now Premiere), camera formats (Hi-8 to 4K), computing platforms (adding HP workstations to his previously all-Mac shop), and business models -- starting with creating the TV show he'd always wanted to work on.
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Douglas Spotted Eagle has a broad experience base with POV cameras designed for action shots. Rather than choosing one catch-all, must-buy cam, he will provide information about which action-camera is best suited for specific criteria which can be then used to help you make informed purchasing decisions.
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ARRI AMIRA Puts 35mm Sensor in Documentary-Style PackageARRI AMIRA Puts 35mm Sensor in Documentary-Style Package
Shooters with a need for efficiency and hardiness and a desire for great image quality will want to check out ARRI AMIRA, a new documentary-style camera available in April.
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Time is running out on this fantastic NewTek TriCaster Trade-Up program
NewTek TriCaster Trade-Up Special! Attention TriCaster Owners: Trade-up to a TriCaster 410, 460 or 860 now and save up to 40% off. Special Expires 8/29/14. Your old reliable TriCaster could be worth up to $10,000! Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to upgrade your school, house of worship or...
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From under the sea to outer space
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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Filmcity video camera shoulder mount kit (FC-105) with PROAIM Camera Follow Focus X1 (FF-X1)
As an independent filmmaker, it's always a struggle to find quality gear at a decent price. There are many different options with many different functionalities and prices. You have to do A LOT of research to really find decent gear! Recently, I had stumbled upon an online store called PROAIM....
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Advanced AECC Techniques: Hollywood VFX - Michael Bay Look
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe breaks down how to create the cool lens filter effect that Michael Bay uses in almost all of his movies. Although in most cases this effect is created in-camera, there are reasons you would want to do the effect in post.
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-TWO: Video Proxy: How & Why
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