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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 260 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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Sound Devices Goes On Expedition With Veteran Sound Mixer David Ruddick
News: Sound Devices Goes On Expedition With Veteran Sound Mixer David Ruddick633 Production Mixer and USBPre 2 Power Through in Even the Most Challenging Conditions
As an expedition-style-documentary sound mixer, David Ruddick has worked in some of Earth’s most extreme environments. From scorching heat to blistering cold, Ruddick knows the importance of having reliable gear on location. That’s why he’s made the Sound Devices 633 Production Mixer the backbone of his compact audio rig.
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Ross Video: What’s New At IBC 2014
News: Ross Video: What’s New At IBC 2014Since last IBC, Ross Video has expanded dramatically with 4 corporate acquisitions in the areas of routing, news and prompting software, augmented reality and mobile production and a wide array of new production focused products and services as well as the addition of almost 100 new employees. This IBC, Ross is celebrating its 40th anniversary, sporting a new look with a modernized corporate logo and the updated tagline: “Production Technology Experts”. Following is a brief outline of just some of the things to expect from Ross on the stand at IBC in September – and as always, there will be a few last minute surprises announced closer to show time.
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Deluxe To Serve As The First Mastering Facility For Dolby® Vision
Deluxe Dedicates Burbank Suite to Dolby Mastering Service
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has been chosen by Dolby as the first facility offering state-of-the-art mastering for Dolby Vision.
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Broadcast Pix Part of New Video Call Center Solution for New Genre of Production Workflow
News: Broadcast Pix Part of New Video Call Center Solution for New Genre of Production WorkflowBroadcast Pix™ announced today that its integrated production switchers are being used with the new Video Call Center (VCC) automated production solution to bring the caller-based talk radio show format to television. By utilizing Broadcast Pix’s application programming interface (API) and file-based macros, the VCC system essentially creates a video-driven version of talk radio using Web-based video sources.
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Orad to Showcase Powerful New Broadcast Graphics and Video Server Solutions at IBC2014
Orad's Lineup Will Include State-Of-The-Art Sports, Live Productions, MCR, Studio, MAM and Video Server Solutions
Orad will be presenting its exciting new solutions at the upcoming 2014 IBC Show (booth: 7.B27). Orad professionals will be on-site to provide attendees with informative demonstrations and presentations of its MAM, sports and video server solutions.
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Drone Videography with Paul Antico, Jos Stiglingh and more...
News: Drone Videography with Paul Antico, Jos Stiglingh and more...In this episode of Ben Consoli's Go Creative Show, the topic at hand covers Drone videography from all sides with four fantastic guests, starting with Jos Stiglingh, the creator of the mega-viral video “Fireworks filmed with a drone”. Chiming in next are two lawyers -- Matt Saunders, a copyright attorney who discusses the legality of drones and the copyright issues that go with it and Jonathan Rupprecht, an attorney, commercial pilot and unmanned aircraft consultant that discusses the current FAA regulations. And finally, Ben invites Paul Antico, film maker and drone enthusiast, to talk about how he captures, grades and edits footage shot with a Go Pro and the DJI Phantom.
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Christian Calderon Joins Band Pro’s Burbank Sales Team
Christian Calderon has joined the Sales Team of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. at their Burbank, CA headquarters.
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TNDV Upgrades Production Quality for University Graduation Ceremonies
News: TNDV Upgrades Production Quality for University Graduation CeremoniesMobile Production Specialist Captures, Magnifies and Streams Vanderbilt and University of Virginia Commencements in HD
Mobile production is most often associated with the world of sports and large entertainment events, but a growing contingent of non-broadcast organizations are looking to outside production teams to increase quality and expand audience reach.
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) LTD. Celebrates Its 60Th Anniversary With Range Of Film And Production Camera Support Solutions At IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) LTD. Celebrates Its 60Th Anniversary With Range Of Film And Production Camera Support Solutions At IBC 2014Leading Camera Support Company Introduces Cineline 70 Fluid Head to European Market
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm as it prepares for the European leg of its 60th anniversary celebration at IBC 2014 (Hall 11, Stand 11.D30). Continuing its professional progression in supplying the film and television industries with revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads, the Australia-based camera support solutions company will introduce its new Cineline 70 Fluid Head to the European market at the show.
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aQ Broadcast to Showcase Full Range at IBC 2014
Specific Solutions For Regional, Highly Localised Broadcast Will Also Factor
12-16 September, Stand 9.B14ci – At IBC 2014, aQ Broadcast, which designs, develops, manufactures and supports an integrated range of Newsroom, Scripting, Automation and Media Management software alongside Video Server and Production Suite hardware, will feature its full range, including:
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Grass Valley LDX Flex Cameras and XCU Base Stations Deliver Ultimate Camera Flexibility to Wellen+Nöthen
News: Grass Valley LDX Flex Cameras and XCU Base Stations Deliver Ultimate Camera Flexibility to Wellen+NöthenWellen+Nöthen, the Germany-based rental specialist in innovative IT and AV solutions, has purchased six LDX Flex cameras with accessories and six XCU eXchangeable Control Unit (XCU) base stations from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The deal builds upon the longstanding relationship between Wellen+Nöthen and Grass Valley, and it marks the first time Grass Valley LDX cameras will be available in the rental market in Germany.
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Getting Crowds Closer to the Action of 'Le Tour de France'
News: Getting Crowds Closer to the Action of 'Le Tour de France'Calibre LEDView Scalers Power Big Screens for Yorkshire's fabulous 'Grand Depart'
While more than 5 million fans lined the roads of Yorkshire for the opening weekend of the 2014 Tour de France, relatively few got close to the action itself. For those who could not, help was at hand in the form of large LED screens powered by LEDView image-scaling technology from Calibre UK.
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I-MOVIX To Show The Industry’s Most Powerful 4K Ultra Slow Motion System at IBC 2014
News: I-MOVIX  To Show The Industry’s Most Powerful 4K Ultra Slow Motion System at IBC 2014I-MOVIX is the worldwide leader in extreme slow motion for sports broadcast (from 75 to over 5,000 FPS). The company’s products are the first true ultra-slow motion systems, fully integrated for broadcast use, offering the unprecedented combination of very high frame rates and instant replay, or continuous streaming. The technology has applications in live sports and other live TV productions, as well as in commercials, documentaries, feature films, and scientific R&D.
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MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"
News: MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"Award-winning character effects company MASTERSFX unveiled its “dMFX” (“Digital MakeUp”) Division in conjunction with Season Four of the hit Amblin Television/TNT series "Falling Skies,” which premiered in late June. Todd Masters, President/Founder/Chief Monster Maker for the company made the announcement.
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mxfSPEEDRAIL to Enable ARD and ZDF to Increase its Production Workflow Performance During its Coverage of the World Cup 2014
MOG technologies, the worldwide supplier for both centralized ingest solutions and MXF development tools has been selected to provide its mxfSPEEDRAIL centralized ingest solutions for the coverage of the World Cup, with ARD and ZDF German broadcasters, through the broadcast service provider HDSIGNS. The installation was successfully made through MOG’s corporate partner Media Online GmbH, which provides complete systems integration consulting and technical support for the German market.
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Globosat Kicks Off World Cup With Help From Ross Video
News: Globosat Kicks Off World Cup With Help From Ross VideoToday, Ross Video announced that Globosat is using Ross Video products to deliver exciting, high-quality coverage of the 2014 World Cup. Launched in 1991, Globosat leads the Brazilian pay TV market and has 33 channels and more than 1,800 employees. Globosat delivers entertainment, information, and leisure programming via channels including Rede Telecine, SporTV, GNT, Multishow, Globonews, Viva, Gloob, +Globosat, Universal Channel and Canal Brazil.
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PhotonBeam 80 LED Floodlight to Feature at IBC
News: PhotonBeam 80 LED Floodlight to Feature at IBCThe “PhotonBeam 80 LED Floodlight”, the latest professional lighting fixture by UK specialists Photon Beard, will make its European debut at IBC 2014.
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ARRI CSC expands to Atlanta
ARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the Unites States is pleased to announce the strategic expansion of its network with the opening of a camera rental facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The new operation, conveniently located for both studio and location productions, is open for business and will be fully operational from late summer 2014.
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JVC Promo Offers Three-Year Extended Warranty On Select ProHD Cameras
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., is offering a free three-year extended warranty on parts and labor for a select group of ProHD cameras, including some new 800 Series shoulder-mount models, as well as the SR-HD2500US professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and select studio components.
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Earl Miller Productions Takes EMP Unit 3 To HD With Ikegami HDK-79EC2 Camera
News: Earl Miller Productions Takes EMP Unit 3 To HD With Ikegami HDK-79EC2 CameraUpgraded Mobile Unit Equipped with Six Latest-Edition Ikegami High-End Portable CMOS Cameras
As Earl Miller Productions (EMP) the Texas-based mobile production provider, continues their HD upgrades for its EMP Unit 3. The 34-foot truck maintains EMP's commitment to consistency and world-class imagery, with six new Ikegami HDK-79EC2 HD Native Multi-Format CMOS Cameras on board.
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CTV Chooses Leader LV 7770 Multi-SDI Rasterizers for New OB 11 Outside Broadcast Truck
News: CTV Chooses Leader LV 7770 Multi-SDI Rasterizers for New OB 11 Outside Broadcast TruckAttached Image Shows Main Engineering Area of CTV OB11 with Control Panels of Seven Leader LV 7770 Rasterizing Multi-SDI Signal Test Instruments Adjacent to Base of Monitor Wall.
CTV Outside Broadcasts has chosen eight Leader LV 7770 rasterizing multi-SDI signal monitors for its new OB 11 truck. The rasterizers were supplied by Leader's UK reseller, Thameside TV, which is based in Shepperton.
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FLEC: New Innovative Multi adjustable Universal Baseplate released
News: FLEC: New Innovative Multi adjustable Universal Baseplate releasedCinemartin, the European team, Spain based producer of the acclaimed Cinemartin Cinec encoder video converter software that accept almost any video input source and enable video users to export to Prores and H265 on windows, developers of Plin, the Adobe Premiere Plugin to export to Apple ProRes & H.265 (http://www.cinemartin.com/cinec/plin/) , now announces the release of FLEC, a new universal baseplate innovative system for both photo cameras & video camcorders, entering the marklet starting with an affordable price of just 99€.
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IBC 2014 Marks European Debut of the New Future-Ready Grass Valley
Shows Innovative End-to-End Offering, Designed to Keep Customers Future-Ready Belden’s Investment Provides Stability and Benefits of Scale to Deliver Industry’s Most Innovative and Complete Product Offering Shares Deep Knowledge and Strong Vision with Live Demonstrations of Exciting New Solutions
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will make its European debut at IBC 2014, (September 12-16 at RAI, Amsterdam), exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand D11. The company will demonstrate how it is leading broadcasters and media companies through the challenges they face today, and will face tomorrow, with fully integrated, Future-Ready solutions, services and support. The new Grass Valley officially launched in April 2014 as a result of Belden Inc.’s investment of more than $1 billion in the broadcast market over the past two years, including the acquisitions, and subsequent merger, of Miranda and Grass Valley.
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Blackmagic Design to Hold Live Seminars in Los Angeles and New York City
News: Blackmagic Design to Hold Live Seminars in Los Angeles and New York CityBlackmagic Design today announced it will host live seminars on July 24 in Los Angeles and August 13 in New York City, featuring hands on demonstrations of the company’s newly announced NAB 2014 products, including the new Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Studio Camera product lines.
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Curt Pair Puts Manios Digital & Film’s MD7 to the Test
News: Curt Pair Puts Manios Digital & Film’s MD7 to the TestVeteran Director of Photography Employs the New Low-Cost, High Resolution Monitor on Projects for the Golf Channel and Ford.
Manios Digital & Film’s Manios MD7 is a lightweight, 7-inch LED 1080p field monitor that combines an economical price—List is $440—with a feature set comparable to, and in some cases exceeding, monitors costing several times more. Introduced at NAB 2014, the device attracted considerable attention from users of DSLRs and other small cameras, and earned a spot in many “Best of…” lists from the show.
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Bexel Scores with FIFA World Cup Games
With almost a third of the world’s population predicted to tune in to watch one or more of the FIFA World Cup soccer matches, the tournament has become one of the biggest international broadcasts of all time. So when the English speaking U.S. broadcast rights holder wanted to build temporary studio production facilities in Rio de Janeiro, they turned to Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions.
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Greenland's State Broadcaster Chooses Danmon Systems Group to Relocate TV and Radio Production and Playout Centre
News: Greenland's State Broadcaster Chooses Danmon Systems Group to Relocate TV and Radio Production and Playout CentreDanmon Systems Group announces the completion of a major project for Greenland's state television and radio broadcaster, Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa (KNR) in Nuuk. This involved moving the entire existing facility into new premises. In 2012-13 it was decided that KNR should be relocated due to an accumulation of unhealthy mould and fungus in the structure of the building which was originally built for the Air Greenland heliport.
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South East Asia Travelogue Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
News: South East Asia Travelogue Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that European cultural television channel arte has commissioned a new series of travel documentaries exploring the vibrant colors and cultures of the former Indochina region, shot exclusively on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
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Canon Powershot N Digital Camera Honored With The Bronze International Design Excellence Award
News: Canon Powershot N Digital Camera Honored With The Bronze International Design Excellence AwardCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today recognizes that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced the Company’s PowerShot N digital camera (released in April 2013) has been recognized with the Bronze International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the Entertainment category by the Industrial Designers Society of America.
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Productive Fitness for Post Production Professionals with Zack Arnold and Matt Allard
News: Productive Fitness for Post Production Professionals with Zack Arnold and Matt AllardZack Arnold is a motion picture editor and documentary filmmaker with over 15 years experience editing some of the hottest TV shows of our time, including Burn Notice and ABC’s Black Box. But he’s on The Go Creative Show today to talk about FitnessInPost.com, his brand new website dedicated to making all of us in the production world healthier and more fit. Plus, Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins in to talk about the news from Broadcast Asia and how the controversial Sony A7S is the new Low-Light King!
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HD Upgrades for Melrose Community Access Include Broadcast Pix Granite 5000 System
News: HD Upgrades for Melrose Community Access Include Broadcast Pix Granite 5000 SystemOver the past decade, Melrose Massachusetts Television, Inc. (MMTV), the community access station for the City of Melrose, Mass., has been aggressively upgrading its production equipment. In January, the station made the move to a native HD production workflow with new cameras and an upgraded control room built around a Broadcast Pix™ Granite™ 5000 integrated production switcher.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Introduces Range of Air Tripod Systems to the U.S. Market
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Introduces Range of Air Tripod Systems to the U.S. MarketLight, Compact Tripod System Provides Professionals with Premium Quality Camera Support
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that it is introducing its Air Tripod System range, which includes the Air Alloy System (3001) and Air Carbon Fibre System (3005), to the U.S. market. Providing a solution for everyone from entry-level to high-end cinematographers and photographers, the range is essential when shooting on-the-go in confined, challenging locations that require a versatile, lightweight tripod system that can be set up in a matter of seconds.
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World Renowned Film Director Derek Yee Chooses Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: World Renowned Film Director Derek Yee Chooses Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that award winning director Derek Yee purchased the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for his production team and to provide footage for his new film, “I Am Somebody.”
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From the Shot to the Edit: Getting It Right the First Time
News: From the Shot to the Edit: Getting It Right the First TimeEvery hour spent in the editing suite has an impact on budgets, and as the industry looks at new ways to keep costs down, camera crews receive more pressure than ever to deliver the right shot quickly. Regardless of the type of production, getting it right the first time, versus capturing massive amounts of content, saves time and money.
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Filmlight’s Baselight Helps Encore finish House of Cards Season Two in 4K
News: Filmlight’s Baselight Helps Encore finish House of Cards Season Two in 4KThe second season of House of Cards, the political drama from Netflix, was released on 14 February 2014. For the first time, 4K and Ultra HD were among the deliverables from post-production and VFX company Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company.
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Chicago’s CAN-TV Fulfills Its Public Mission with Help from CARTONI
News: Chicago’s CAN-TV Fulfills Its Public Mission with Help from CARTONIPublic Access Broadcaster Relies on The Cartoni P 090 for Versatility and Ease of Use in Producing Public Interest Programming.
The Chicago Access Network (CAN-TV) operates five public access television stations reaching more than a million viewers in the Chicago metropolitan area. Recently, the non-profit organization began the process of remodeling its 30-year-old studios and one of its first steps was to replace its outdated camera pedestals with state-of-the-art camera support systems from Cartoni.
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Atomos Ninja Star Ready to Fly
Atomos Ship World's Smallest ProRes Recorder
Atomos, creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, confirm that the Ninja Star has completed the first production runs and is being shipped to the reseller channel ready to meet pre-orders. Launched at NAB the Ninja Star is a must have for film creatives who need to "Record Apple ProRes on Board" camera rigs, such as Drones, RC Helicopters and other UAVs, or recording post production quality from the world's best camera makers, Canon, Sony, Nikon Panasonic and GoPro. To make this ultimate offering complete Atomos are excited to announce the launch of Atomos CFast 1.0 media (64GB and 128GB), custom HDMI cables as well as the inclusion of the CFast USB 3 reader in the box.
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ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQ
News: ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQARRI is announcing support for the new Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, the highest-quality version of ProRes to date, which is designed to preserve the incredible detail in high-dynamic range imagery through high-end video postproduction. ProRes 4444 XQ will be available in the next Software Update Packet for ALEXA cameras.
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The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s Chainsaw
News: The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s ChainsawLeading North American Supplier of Production Technology Expands its Post-Production Footprint.
The SIM Group has reached an agreement in principle to merge with Hollywood-based Chainsaw. The deal unites one of the film and television industry’s leading suppliers of production equipment and post-production services, with one of Hollywood’s most successful independent post-production facilities that services such renowned shows as "The Academy Awards" and "American Idol." The merger is expected to close next month.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group Selects Cartoni for Studio Operations
News: Sinclair Broadcast Group Selects Cartoni for Studio OperationsBroadcast Giant is Installing Cartoni P 050 Pedestals As It Upgrade Television Production Facilities Nationwide.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates the country’s largest group of independent television stations, is relying on camera stabilization technology from Cartoni as part of an ongoing program to modernize production facilities at stations in its group.
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“100 Years Of Hal Roach Studios: Laurel & Hardy, 'Our Gang' and Harold Lloyd” Showcased at The Hollywood Museum
News: “100 Years Of Hal Roach Studios:  Laurel & Hardy, 'Our Gang' and Harold Lloyd” Showcased at The Hollywood MuseumThe Hollywood Museum unveils its new exhibit, “100 Years of Hal Roach Studios: Laurel & Hardy, ‘Our Gang’ and Harold Lloyd” in honor of the Hollywood icon's centennial, opening to the public from July 5 to August 31. The exhibit contains authentic photos, costumes and props from the rich history of Hal Roach Studios and the legendary talents that emanated from there in the early 1900s. "Sons of the Desert," the official International Laurel & Hardy Society, is co-sponsoring the exhibition in conjunction with their national convention, held July 2 to July 6 in the heart of Hollywood. The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building is located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. at Hollywood and Highland.
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Canon Launches New Optics Microsite
News: Canon Launches New Optics MicrositeCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce a new microsite devoted to helping people understand the incredible power they can access when they look at the world through the right lens. While a DSLR camera body is a very important creative tool, lenses help photographers of all levels realize their artistic vision. This microsite will help consumers grow creatively and expand their photographic tools beyond kit lenses.
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North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldGlen Kantziper, owner/operator of KPSR, Inc. (Greensboro, NC), purchased an AJ-PX270 camcorder, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld with AVC-ULTRA recording, as soon as it became available this spring. Since then, he has used the PX270 on many of the wide-ranging corporate and broadcast assignments that are the foundation of his production company.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve Used for SanDisk Ad Campaign
News: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve Used for SanDisk Ad CampaignBlackmagic Design announced today that its Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve were used on a new ad campaign by SanDisk, one of the world’s top brands for memory cards.
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What Took You So Long Uses Shoots with iPhone & iPro Lens System from Schneider Optics
News: What Took You So Long Uses Shoots with iPhone & iPro Lens System from Schneider OpticsWhen Sebastian Lindstrom, co-founder of What Took You So Long, and his team journeyed to Liberia for their latest documentary, they employed an iPhone 5s equipped with the iPro Lens System® by Schneider Optics. “We are a small documentary production company that specializes in supporting non-profits and development entities around the world,” explains Lindstrom. “Our method of filmmaking depends on high-quality, lightweight equipment.”
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Award Winning VFX House Hydraulx Launches Massive New Production Stage and Camera Equipment Rental Company "Hydraulx Filmz" as a New Division
News: Award Winning VFX House Hydraulx Launches Massive New Production Stage and Camera Equipment Rental Company "Hydraulx Filmz" as a New DivisionMulti-award winning visual effects house Hydraulx has launched a massive new production stage and camera equipment rental company called “Hydraulx Filmz” as a new division. The announcement was made today by Hydraulx Owner/Founder Greg Strause.
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Ross Mobile Productions Selects Cartoni Heads for Sports Production
News: Ross Mobile Productions Selects Cartoni Heads for Sports ProductionThe Recently Launched Division of Ross Video is Using Cartoni Heads and Tripods as Part of its Mission to Deliver High Quality Production Services at an Affordable Price to an Underserved Segment of The Sports Market.
Ross Mobile Productions (RMP), a division of Ross Video specializing in mobile sports production, has selected Cartoni fluid heads and tripods for use with its fleet of production vehicles. The company has acquired nine Cartoni Maxima heads, for payloads up to 86 pounds, and six Cartoni Delta heads, for payloads up to 48 pounds, all of which are already in the field and have been used to produce sports programs for such clients as ESPN, Fox, "Time Magazine," "People Magazine" and the University of Miami.
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Silver Telly’s for Traveling Picture Show Company
Awards include Director Andrews Jenkins "Li Ning - Frozen Moment" in the Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable - Sports/Sporting Goods/Games category, and Director Chris Woods for "Esse Quam Videri” in the Non-Broadcast Productions - Charitable/Not-for-profit category.
Traveling Picture Show Company announced today that it had won Telly Awards for commercial work by Director/Partner Chris Woods and Director Andrews Jenkins.
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Attleboro Access Uses JVC Mobile News Cameras to Produce Live Reports of Community Events
News: Attleboro Access Uses JVC Mobile News Cameras to Produce Live Reports of Community EventsJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Attleboro Access Cable System, Inc. (DoubleACS), the PEG (public, education, government) station serving Attleboro, Mass., and surrounding communities, is using four GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news cameras to provide live news reports from the field.
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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Upgrades Broadcast Facility with Four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Upgrades Broadcast Facility with Four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasWith Field Segments Shot on VariCam® 3700s, Signature ‘Electronic Field Trips’ Series Will Be Broadcast in HD on PBS Stations and Cable Channels
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, VA, has just installed four Panasonic AK-AC3800 studio cameras as part of an overall HD upgrade of its broadcast studio. For the past four years, the Foundation has assigned its extensive field production assignments to a pair of Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 HD VariCam camcorders.
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Panasonic Taps Astucemedia to Enable Real-time Data Driven Graphics on "Big Hoss TV"
News: Panasonic Taps Astucemedia to Enable Real-time Data Driven Graphics on "Big Hoss TV"Astucemedia Contributes Custom Graphics and Data Services to a Massive LED HD Video Board Built by Panasonic for Texas Motor Speedway
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company enlisted the help of Astucemedia—a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics services with an office in Dubai, UAE—to provide visually rich graphics design with real-time data integration services to "Big Hoss TV."
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Lightcraft Technology Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary as a Global Leader in On-Set Virtual Tracking and Visualization Solutions for Entertainment Industry
Lightcraft Technology, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, today announced that 2014 marks the company's 10th year anniversary of its founding and also announced the opening of a development office in Portland, Oregon.
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Camera Corps Captures Isle of Man TT Excitement for North One Television
News: Camera Corps Captures Isle of Man TT Excitement for North One TelevisionOver 25 cameras and solid-state recorders from Camera Corps captured the excitement of 2014 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorcycle races during the two-week event from Saturday May 24 to Friday June 6. Working in close partnership with North One Television for ITV 4, Camera Corps provided a wide range of specialised equipment including forward and rear-facing motorcycle-mounted cameras, approach and recede kerb-cams and various high-level wide-angle cameras around the course. Multiple HD on-board mini cams also provided driver's-eye views of Mark Higgins' record-breaking lap of the course in a Subaru WRX STi.
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ARRI Launches New Spanish and Portuguese Websites
ARRI, the world’s largest film equipment manufacturer, has enhanced ARRI.com with special Spanish and Portuguese-language versions.
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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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The Ultimate POV ShootoutThe Ultimate POV Shootout
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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AJA Enters the 4K/UHD Production Camera World with CIONAJA Enters the 4K/UHD Production Camera World with CION
AJA Video Systems has revealed they've been working on their own 4K camera called CION. This ergonomic true 4K professional camera is designed with the shooter in mind and features a ProRes workflow.
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How Kevin Spacey Helped Me Get Started In Editing
Last weekend I was bingeing on House of Cards (as you do) and after one particularly riveting episode where blank and blank blank-out and they all blank (spoilers/adult situations) I finally noticed a familiar logo: Trigger Street Productions, Kevin Spacey's production company. Not that it's terribly widely known I guess,...
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Top-flight videos fuel the JetBlue brand
Airline’s in-house video team uses Adobe Creative Cloud to tell stories that engage and inspire crewmembers and customers JetBlue Airways began flying in 2000 with a promise “to bring humanity back to air travel.” That commitment is the backbone of the airline’s external brand, as well as its internal culture;...
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Capturing the essence of Brazil through motion graphics and art
Filmmaker embarks on journey documenting creativity around the world When we last spoke with Graham Elliott he was just starting work on his next film, World In Motion , which he describes as, “a documentary film series that explores the dynamic connection between location and expression.” Since that time, Elliott...
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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 FORTY-TWO: SD to HD with BCC UpRez
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows the UpRez work-flow on both a standard SD clip and then on an older camera-phone clip.
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-TWO: Video Proxy: How & Why
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts by showing how Sony Vegas can simplify the search for footage in certain types of camera footage file formats and then goes on to talks about the need for and the use of video proxy with some kinds of footage.
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