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Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance Capture
News: Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance CaptureT-Series Upgrade Increases Full Performance Capture Space By Over 200% Helping Quantic Dream Achieve More with Less Technology
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, today announced that Quantic Dream, the world renowned games studio, has invested in 38 additional T-Series T160 cameras. Having previously enlisted Vicon technology for PS3 exclusive titles, "Beyond: Two Souls" and "Heavy Rain," the recent investment will enable Quantic Dream to execute future high-profile projects in a larger full performance capture (FPC) space than ever before.
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Camera Corps Q3 Takes Centre stage at 2014 NAB Show
News: Camera Corps Q3 Takes Centre stage at 2014 NAB ShowCamera Corps reports a swarm of interest in its new Q3 compact robotic head among television production creatives attending the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters' Show in Las Vegas, April 7-10. Five years on from the launch of the multiple-award-winning Q-Ball, Q3 is completely redesigned to offer more features, greater sensitivity and higher image quality.
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Polecam Systems Announces new Outstanding Production Award
News: Polecam Systems Announces new Outstanding Production AwardSee Polecam Systems at NAB 2014 on their Booth C9908
UK company Polecam Systems has announced at NAB 2014 Expo in Las Vegas a new global annual award for Outstanding Production Using a Polecam.
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RED Relies On Nipros Camera Systems For NAB Demos
News: RED Relies On Nipros Camera Systems For NAB DemosNAB BOOTH #N314: Seeking a high performance camera system to support NAB demos of their 4K/HD EPIC DRAGON Cinema Camera, RED Digital Cinema engineers reached out to Samaserve CTO Sal Sandoval for details on the Nipros LS-750GT and LS 750 camera-mounted fiber adapter systems. The demos, scheduled throughout the 4-day NAB Show, will find the DRAGON providing a live 4K feed produced at the Vizrt booth (#SL2419)’s “Virtual Studio” set that will be sent to the Snell booth (#N1820), located in separate halls, via fiber-optic cabling for viewing and live switching.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF Central microLite HD camera-back transmitters, including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
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Fraunhofer HHI Enhances Cost-Effective Hybrid 3D Production with Trifocal Camera System
Fraunhofer HHI presents first After Effects plug-ins for generation of 3D from trifocal camera system at NAB 2014
NAB booth #C7843 - The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, a leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks, multimedia systems, image processing and 3D, today announced the first software environment leveraging Adobe After Effects plug-ins for trifocal camera systems. This improves the workflow for flexible 3D production and makes it even more cost effective, making it possible to produce 3D cinematography with only slightly more effort than is needed for 2D. At NAB 2014, Fraunhofer HHI is showcasing the plug-ins together with its trifocal camera developed in association with Walt Disney Production Technology, Burbank, and ARRI, Munich.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOW
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOWLeading Camera Support Company Introduces New Fluid Head for Film & Digital Productions
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will feature its brand new Cineline 70 Fluid Head at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). This advanced camera support technology is purpose-built for film and digital production cinematographers who desire a new dimension in professional camera support.
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Manios Digital & Film to Showcase Kinotehnik Viewfinders
News: Manios Digital & Film to Showcase Kinotehnik ViewfindersManufacturer’s Popular LVDVFe Includes New Remote Control Feature; LCDVF Offers Diopter Option.
At NAB 2014, Manios Digital & Film will showcase the full product line from Kinotehnik, a world leader in the high quality camera accessories, including newly-upgraded versions of its popular LCDVF and LCDVFe viewfinders for DSLRs.
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Sachtler Launches New Ace Accessory Range
News: Sachtler Launches New Ace Accessory RangeSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has announced the release of a new range of premium camera support gear – the Ace Accessories – to complement the established Ace product range. Ace Accessories include the Ace Base Plate, Ace Follow Focus and Ace Matte Box, and can be bought individually or as a package.
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Nipros To Introduce New LCD Monitor/Viewfinders For Camera-Agnostic Rigs At NAB
News: Nipros To Introduce New LCD Monitor/Viewfinders For Camera-Agnostic Rigs At NABNAB BOOTH #N314—At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas April 5-10, Nipros, sold and supported exclusively in the Americas by full-service alliance partner Samaserve, will introduce two new combination monitor/viewfinders to its expanding line of camera conversion systems and accessories. The new 5-inch (diagonal) HDF-HR500 and HDF-500 full HD color monitors/ viewfinders are designed to mount directly to the durable and highly flexible Nipros camera agnostic HDS-300 rig which is compatible with any video camera on the market today, including 4K units from Blackmagic Design, Canon and Sony.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6
News: LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6Robust Microsoft Kinect-Based Mocap and Retargeting System Easily Captures, Adjusts and Retargets Motion to 3D objects and Characters in LightWave 11.6 3D Software
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new educational pricing program for NevronMotion™, motion capture and retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 on Windows. Qualifying students and educators can now take advantage of the full-feature version of NevronMotion for the special price of $99 (USD); regularly priced at $299 (USD).
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MAXON 3D Software Solutions and Creativity Take Center Stage at 2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 7 – 10, 2014 (Booth# SL 8620)
Digital Artists Showcase the Role of Cinema 4D in Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and Design; Booth Presentations Streaming Live on c4dlive.com
MAXON invites convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor booth, #SL 8620, at the 2014 NAB Show®, “…the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums…”, April 7 – 10, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Atomos Announces New Distributor for China
Shriro Hong Kong Broaden Channel for Atomos
Atomos, creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the acclaimed Connect converters announces the appointment of Shriro (HK) Ltd as the sole distributor for China.
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Zacuto Announces Canon C300/500 Z-Finder for Pre-order
News: Zacuto Announces Canon C300/500 Z-Finder for Pre-orderAfter months of design and testing, Zacuto is proud to announce the release of a hi-res Z-Finder viewfinder and accompanying accessories specific to the Canon C300 and C500. They offer quick setup, lightweight Recoil design, sturdy handles, a new-to-market ‘helmet’ cage and an innovative cold shoe clamping mount. The Zacuto C300/500 Z-Finder is not only a unique focusing tool but also aids with stabilization and enables balanced, comfortable handheld shooting.
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Polecam Systems Launch Polecam Professional Pack PPP at NAB 2014, and Showcase Partnered Antelope PICO High Speed Minicam
News: Polecam Systems Launch Polecam Professional Pack PPP at NAB 2014, and Showcase Partnered Antelope PICO High Speed MinicamSee the Polecam Rigs and the Polecam Team on Their Booth, #C9908 at NAB 2014, LVCC in Las Vegas, Exhibition 7th – 10th April 2014
Polecam Systems will launch new products at NAB 2014 including the Polecam Professional Pack, PPP, providing an enhanced ‘out of the box’ solution for those looking to hit the ground running with a camera-ready highly specified and flight cased Polecam bundle at a professional level.
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NAB Debut For Samaserve & Nipros Camera System
News: NAB Debut For Samaserve & Nipros Camera SystemNAB BOOTH #N314: At the upcoming 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in April, Samaserve, the exclusive North and South American sales and support company for the Nipros line of camera-agnostic systems and accessories, will show attendees how to get the most out of their 4K digital cinema cameras while simultaneously producing a 4K and full (1920x1080p) high-definition production.
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MAX Helps Mayers Move on ABC’s New Mixology Series
News: MAX Helps Mayers Move on ABC’s New Mixology SeriesMatthews Studio Equipment announces that several of MSE’s MAX Menace Arms have take up residence on the new ABC series "Mixology," shot by cinematographer Mike Mayers. “'Mixology' follows 10 characters through one single night in a trendy Manhattan bar called Mix,” explains Mayers. “We meet our characters and then learn their history through a whirlwind flashback that carries us to the present moment in the bar. Filming the flashbacks was both fun and challenging. I set up the flashback unit to be a comedy SWAT team with minimal resources by substantial capabilities. Filming the flashbacks proved to be a visual challenge because our resources are so limited. That’s where MAX comes in.”
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AJA Ki Pro Quad Facilitates Affordable 4K Solution for ‘Tree Man’
News: AJA Ki Pro Quad Facilitates Affordable 4K Solution for ‘Tree Man’When New York-based filmmakers Jon Reiner and Brad Rothschild teamed up to produce “Tree Man”, an independent documentary focusing on an Upper West Side Christmas tree vendor, they knew the project would be a challenge. Many of their desired shoot locations had limited access, and there was a very small, fixed window of time to capture all the necessary scenes: the few weeks leading up to Christmas. Additionally, the film’s modest budget topped out at around $100,000; 20% of which was raised though a Kickstarter campaign.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'Following their highly successful deployment in the October 2013 pilot of 'Release the Hounds' on UK ITV2, Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom robotic heads have been selected by Gogglebox Entertainment to create a new two-hour special for German broadcaster ProSieben. Produced in partnership with Sony Pictures Television, it is scheduled for transmission in March.
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Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with Vicon
News: Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with ViconMocap and motion tracking companies partner to provide studios with greater flexibility in the facial and full-performance motion capture process
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defense, life sciences and engineering industries. The partnership will focus on providing mocap studios and service providers with more hardware and software options for capturing, analyzing and re-targeting facial and full-body mocap data.
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NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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Tim Webber, Visual Effects Supervisor For “Gravity”! Appears On The Go Creative Show!
News: Tim Webber, Visual Effects Supervisor For “Gravity”! Appears On The Go Creative Show!Tim Webber, visual effects supervisor for blockbusters including "Avatar," "The Dark Knight" and the recent mega-film "Gravity" joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss the behind the scenes of "Gravity" and shares his experience creating one of the most technically challenging films in cinema’s history.
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Anton/Bauer Pumps The Power Behind "Kvadrat" Techno DJ Documentary
News: Anton/Bauer Pumps The Power Behind "Kvadrat" Techno DJ DocumentaryDIONIC HC and DIONIC HCX Help First-Time Film Director Capture Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Russian DJ
Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, has recently gone deep into the world of a well-known Russian Techno DJ with French/Russian director Anatoly Ivanov for his first full-length documentary, "Kvadrat." Ivanov had always worked as a still photographer until friends proposed he give cinema a try. After several experiments using video that often incorporated Anton/Bauer batteries, Ivanov came across well-known Russian Techno DJ Andrey Pushkarev, of DeepMix.ru fame, who agreed to be the focus of Ivanov’s first documentary. The two began their collaboration in February 2011 and have since spent two and a half years on the pre-production, production and post-production processes.
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Switronix PocketBase - Now Available For EL20 Batteries
Switronix is very excited to announce that they have added a new product to their PocketBase line, the PKT-BASE-EL20.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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Pedestal Television Launches Levelling Head System For Polecam
News: Pedestal Television Launches Levelling Head System For PolecamPedestal Television’s engineering brand, Bosher is proud to announce the arrival of the new Bosher levelling system for Polecam, the highly regarded single operator lightweight camera jib.
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Anton/Bauer Packs A Punch On Set Of New Sci-Fi Action Film "Hero Punk"
News: Anton/Bauer Packs A Punch On Set Of New Sci-Fi Action Film "Hero Punk"Cinematographer Ferguson Sauve-Rogan Selects DIONIC 90 Batteries to Power the All-Digital Film’s Production
When faced with the task of recreating writer/director Kanen Flowers’ cyber-punk superhero world on screen for the upcoming all-digital indie film "Hero Punk," DP/Cinematographer Ferguson Sauve-Rogan knew he would need a lot of peripherals to power up his rig. That’s why Rogan relies on portable power solutions from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries.
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Trusscam Trolly Mounted Gyro-Stabilized Camera System Available at Pictorvision
News: Trusscam Trolly Mounted Gyro-Stabilized Camera System Available at PictorvisionPictorvision introduces, TrussCam by Camera Special Systems, the latest innovation to enable creative and dynamic coverage for stadium, arena, courts, theatres and other events. This one-of-a-kind trolley mounted, gyro-stabilized camera system provides previously impossible shots in large venues. The versatile system features a camera mounted on a completely wireless trolley, which runs on standard 290mm truss.
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Atomos Announces New Distributor for Hong Kong
Shriro take on Smart Production Tools
Atomos, creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2, Samurai, Samurai Blade and Ronin, and the acclaimed Connect converters announces the appointment of Shriro (HK) Ltd as the distributor for Hong Kong.
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Rodeo FX Turns To iPi Motion Capture to Create Key Scene In Summit Entertainment’s “Now You See Me”
News: Rodeo FX Turns To iPi Motion Capture to Create Key Scene In Summit Entertainment’s “Now You See Me”Markerless Motion Capture Solution Rises to the Occasion for Pivotal Sequence Set in Las Vegas MGM Grand Arena
The summer blockbuster “Now You See Me”, which has grossed more than $350 million USD worldwide since Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE (NYSE: LGF) company, released the film in the US, features several complex visual effects sequences created by Montreal-based studio Rodeo VFX. But none proved more challenging than a key scene set at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – aided immeasurably by iPi Soft’s markerless motion capture solution iPi Motion Capture.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Unique Angles At CCW 2013
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Unique Angles At CCW 2013Camera Corps, a Vitec Group Company, and a leading innovator of specialty remote cameras, tracking systems and camera support systems, showcases its Q-Ball robotic camera system at Content & Communications World (CCW) 2013 this week — Vitec Videocom Booth 1013. Q-Ball offers a robust, high-level mini-cam system with excellent performance in the most demanding remote-camera applications.
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LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now Available
News: LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now AvailableOffers Advanced Previsualization, Production And 3D Printing Tools In Lightwave 11.6; Nevronmotion Plug-In For The Microsoft Kinect Camera Captures And Retargets Motion In Lightwave 11.6
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of LightWave 11.6 software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering is now available worldwide. Also announced today is the final release of the NevronMotion plug-in for LightWave 11.6, which uses the Microsoft Kinect camera to capture motion in real time for retargeting to 3D or live-performance characters. NevronMotion also simplifies retargeting data from standard motion capture files directly into the LightWave interface.
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Litepanels Takes on the Wilds of Colorado for Horror Flick
News: Litepanels Takes on the Wilds of Colorado for Horror FlickFor writer/producer/director Robert Palmer, the idea behind "I Am Alone," starring Gareth David Lloyd, began as a simple horror film video diary, but as the story developed, Palmer and partner Michael A. Weiss realized that the concept behind this project would allow them to push the boundaries of both reality TV and horror films. A mention in “Entertainment Weekly” discussing their Kickstarter campaign gave them a boost, a promotion party in Montrose, Colorado gave them visibility – and they raised the modest budget they required. Going in, however, they knew their package had to be minimal, not only because of budget but also due to the hard to get to locations in the wilds of Colorado. That’s where Litepanels Sola 4 and Inca 6 LEDs came in.
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SAE Selects Steadicam Products and Teaching Techniques for Educational Curriculum
SAE Institute standardizes course offerings, teaching next-generation Imagemakers cinematography techniques using world-class industry technology from Steadicam
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, today announced the launch of its new Steadicam® Authorized Education Curriculum in conjunction with the SAE Institute, a multinational organization with more than 55 campuses around the world. Known for its hands-on education in media and creative arts, the SAE Institute integrated specialized Steadicam curriculum into its overall course offering, providing students a structured lesson plan in the techniques of Steadicam operation coupled with hands-on experience using the latest award-winning Steadicam camera stabilization gear.
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BlackcamSystems Add Dynamic Moves to Music Competitions, Rising Dance Stars, and Live Events
News: BlackcamSystems Add Dynamic Moves to Music Competitions, Rising Dance Stars, and Live EventsFrom TV show competitions to music festivals, from car shows to movie premiers, BlackcamSystems are on the scene. By customizing its various systems for diverse uses, Blackcam remote-controlled camera tracking systems allow for unique coverage from all angles.
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A Common Thread’s Brendan Williams Directs Campaign Launching Rite Aid’s Wellness 65+ Program
News: A Common Thread’s Brendan Williams Directs Campaign Launching Rite Aid’s Wellness 65+ ProgramThree new spots focus on seniors having fun.
A Common Thread’s Brendan Williams has directed a new campaign for Rite Aid that presents beautifully-crafted portraits of seniors who are healthy and having fun. Three new spots, conceived by Marc USA, promote Rite Aid’s newly-launched Wellness 65+, a first-of-its-kind customer loyalty program for seniors.
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Visual Journalist Jonah Kessel relies on Petrol Bags
News: Visual Journalist Jonah Kessel relies on Petrol BagsJonah Kessel, a visual journalist based in Beijing, works mainly freelance. Profound documentaries, well-researched reports, and an eye for the extraordinary are what set Kessel apart from others. He was recently on the go for "Myanmar Emerges," a documentary for the GlobalPost about the budding democracy in what was once Burma. In addition to his documentary work, Kessel is part of the video team for the New York Times, for which the US-born cinematographer reports on China (his adopted country) and beyond. Together with his team, Kessel won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 in the category "Explanatory Reporting" for the New York Times report "iEconomy." To protect his equipment, he depends upon the Digibag DSLR Camera Bag (PD221) and the Deca Tripod Cage (PT701) by Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Delivers the Image Quality, Mobility, and Low-Light Capture Needed for the Independent Feature "Cold Turkey"
News: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Delivers the Image Quality, Mobility, and Low-Light Capture Needed for the Independent Feature "Cold Turkey"“In the true tradition of independent film, "Cold Turkey" is a dialogue- and character-driven movie,” explained director of photography Lucas Lee Graham. “We wanted an intimate, personal look with a really shallow depth of field and nice portraiture so that the visual emphasis would be on the characters and what they were doing.” Graham added that the film also needed to be shot inside an actual home in Pasadena, California, and include minimal lighting and night scenes. For Graham, the solution to all of these challenges was to shoot "Cold Turkey" using an EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, along with an assortment of Canon EF L-Series prime and zoom lenses.
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Hayslett Takes Sachtler Ace M on Tour with Muse
News: Hayslett Takes Sachtler Ace M on Tour with MuseFor alternative rock band Muse’s 2nd Law World Tour, cinematographer Matt Hayslett needed to choose his equipment carefully in order to keep up with fast-paced life on the road. The Grammy-winning group, which has played for packed houses in its native England and throughout Europe, is currently touring North America. Some of Muse’s most recent hits include “Survival,” the theme song for the London Summer Games, and “Madness,” the theme song for TBS/TNT’s March Madness, for which the group broke the record for Billboard’s longest #1 alternative airplay song. For its latest endeavor, Muse selected Hayslett to film a documentary about life on tour. “The band really wanted to invite fans behind the scenes for the first time, at the height of their career,” Hayslett explains. “Since I’d shot the trailer and video material for their album release, with the blessing of Warner Bros. Records, they brought me in to do just that.
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Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera Provides Artistic Liberty for Shooting Commercials
News: Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera Provides Artistic Liberty for Shooting CommercialsIt was a challenging assignment even for a veteran shooter of car commercials. A major ad agency for a leading automaker asked cinematographer Dana Christiaansen if he could shoot three full commercials in 48 hours on the streets of Atlanta. The spots would include nighttime car-to-car photography of a moving vehicle, close-ups of a celebrity spokesman at the wheel and scripted vignettes. Christiaansen’s solution to this challenge was to rely on the exceptional HD image quality and extraordinary low-light performance of the highly mobile EOS C300 digital cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Polecam Growth Continues With 500th Rig Sale
News: Polecam Growth Continues With 500th Rig SaleSee Polecam on the Polecam Systems stand 10.C49 at IBC2013 exhibition, RAI Centre, Amsterdam September 13–17
UK company Polecam Systems announced at IBC 2013 exhibition today the sale of Polecam rig number 500 to South Korean broadcaster MBC. The sale was made just prior to the show via local distributor Green Trading.
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Panasonic Presents New Ultra Wide Angle Camera At IBC ‘13
News: Panasonic Presents New Ultra Wide Angle Camera At IBC ‘13Ultra Wide Panoramic HD Images Make The Camera System Ideal For Capturing Sports Events
Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions announces its new Ultra Wide Angle Camera at IBC 2013. This camera consists of a unique panoramic video shooting system which combines four AW-HE120cameras. The Ultra Wide Angle Camera is capable of producing panoramic images in HD quality making it ideal for capturing sports games and events.
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Panasonic Presents Its Wide Range Of New Professional Camera Solutions At IBC ‘13
News: Panasonic Presents Its Wide Range Of New Professional Camera Solutions At IBC ‘134K Technology, Cloud-Based Workflow, And AVC-Ultra Camera Innovations To Be Unveiled
Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions is present at IBC ’13 with a wide range of innovating professional camera solutions. The diversity of the new camera technology on display is set to speak to a diverse group of broadcast professionals. Panasonic is showing 4K technology, its first AVC-ULTRA handheld camera and cloud-based wireless workflow implementations. The company also announces its revolutionary Ultra Wide Angle Camera, a multipurpose AVCCAM camera recorder, a 2 M/E live production switcher, new applications for its HD micro cameras as well as some interesting partnerships in AVC-ULTRA storage and visual radio.
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BlackcamSystem’s Remote-Controlled Camera Tracking Systems at IBC
News: BlackcamSystem’s Remote-Controlled Camera Tracking Systems at IBCAt IBC 2013, BlackcamSystem introduces compact and portable remote-controlled camera tracking systems that are ideal for capturing unique perspectives from angles previously unreachable by conventional handheld, tripod, or full-sized remote-controlled camera support systems.
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MTh Directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi Join Forces for Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’
News: MTh Directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi Join Forces for Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’MTh (Motion Theory) directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi teamed up to crown international popstar Katy Perry as ‘Queen of the Jungle’ in the new music video for her biggest ever #1 smash hit, “Roar.” Inspired by the song’s message of empowerment, Hall and Kudsi conceived the almost 5-minute epic as an homage to adventures and legends in the vein of Tarzan, Robinson Crusoe and comic book heroine Sheena.
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BlackcamSystem’s Remote-Controlled Camera Tracking Systems at IBC
News: BlackcamSystem’s Remote-Controlled Camera Tracking Systems at IBCAt IBC 2013, BlackcamSystem introduces compact and portable remote-controlled camera tracking systems that are ideal for capturing unique perspectives from angles previously unreachable by conventional handheld, tripod, or full-sized remote-controlled camera support systems.
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Litepanels a Constant for Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC on Breaking Bad
News: Litepanels a Constant for Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC on Breaking BadWhen Director/DP Michael Slovis, ASC prepped for the final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad," creator Vince Gillian, Sony and AMC, as well as the entire cast and crew threw their full support behind him. This series, which has been nominated for 100-plus awards and won 43 — including three nominations for outstanding cinematography — was going to go out with a bang.
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Sound Devices 788T Keeps Viewers Hooked On "Breaking Bad"
News: Sound Devices 788T Keeps Viewers Hooked On "Breaking Bad"Emmy Award-Nominated Sound Mixer Relies on Sound Devices Mixers and Recorders
When Production Sound Mixer Darryl L. Frank, CAS, takes to the set of the critically acclaimed AMC series "Breaking Bad" to capture the hit drama’s dynamic sound, he turns to the 788T and 744T Digital Audio Recorders, 442 Production Mixer and CL-WiFi Interface for 788T from Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production. He and his team were recently recognized with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series, for their work on the show.
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OConnor Helps Chema Wrangle a Real Cow for Backyard Burger Spot
News: OConnor Helps Chema Wrangle a Real Cow for Backyard Burger SpotWhile filming his second commercial spot for the upscale fast-food Southeast-based company, Backyard Burger, Jon Chema faced both a tight budget and the challenge of wrangling a real live untrained cow. “When I saw the storyboards, I saw that we would be shooting at the top of an overlook as morning fog rolled in and the sun rose on our location outside of Nashville. I realized the cow wasn’t going to stand still, so I had to have a set-up that was steady and mobile at the same time. That’s why OConnor’s 1030D, O-Box, O-Grips and Follow Focus supporting our RED Epic with Zeiss Super Speed lenses was simply a must.
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve Used for FOX Sports 1 Debut Commercial
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve were used to complete FOX Sports 1’s premier commercial “Happy Days Are Here Again.”
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Learn: Switronix FlyPack
Our newest power product is the FlyPack Power Distributor. Much like the JetPack, the FlyPack is an all in one power distributor, featuring an all aluminum chassis, with three 1/4-20 threads on the back for easy mounting.
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32TEN Studios Provides Practical Effects For “Elysium”
News: 32TEN Studios Provides Practical Effects For “Elysium”32TEN Studios, a San Rafael (Marin, CA)-based company that provides production facilities and practical and visual effects services to entertainment, advertising, and corporate clientele, has provided a number of practical effects for “Elysium.” The film, from TriStar Pictures in association with Media Rights Capital, opened # 1 this weekend at the box office.
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Pechanga Resorts/Casinos Rely on Matthews Support for Major Video Projects
News: Pechanga Resorts/Casinos Rely on Matthews Support for Major Video ProjectsMSE Helps Pechanga Promos Get Millions of Views on YouTube and More
Pechanga Resort & Casino recently began shooting another series of video content for the popular round-the-clock entertainment experience that is the seventh largest venue of its kind in the world. Essential to capturing the excitement that is Pechanga, according Cinematographer Mark Stock, is “MSE equipment. Their stuff is built like a tank, which is important when you shoot in an environment like a casino. We’re often working near guests, so we need gear that is going to be safe and reliable.”
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LazySuzy Takes Center Stage at IBC
News: LazySuzy Takes Center Stage at IBCMatthews Studio Equipment, manufacturer of specialized support for the entertainment industry announces that their “Black Diamond Award” (NAB 2013) winning LazySuzy, created by Montreal-based Gaffer Alex Amyot, will be a key player in MSE’s IBC 2013 lineup.
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Polecam Systems To Show Their Latest Wide Appeal Rigs At IBC
News: Polecam Systems To Show Their Latest Wide Appeal Rigs At IBCPolecam Systems will we be showing the latest Polecam rigs including the Starter Pack PSP, the new fine control Polecam motorised heads, and also new cameras from Toshiba, IO Industries, Panasonic and the new Hi-Speed Antelope Pico minicam.
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NevronMotion Transforms Mocap in LightWave 11.6
News: NevronMotion Transforms Mocap in LightWave 11.6Powerful new cost-effective Microsoft Kinect based motion retargeting system allows users to easily capture, adjust and retarget motion to 3D objects and characters
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today unveiled NevronMotion™, an exciting new motion capture retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 that supports the popular Microsoft Kinect camera. With NevronMotion, artists and animators can quickly and easily capture, adjust and retarget motion data to 3D models inside LightWave.
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MAXON Announces CINEMA 4D R15 for Professional 3D Content Creation
News: MAXON Announces CINEMA 4D R15 for Professional 3D Content CreationContinued Innovation Shifts 3D Workflow into Overdrive with New Beveling and Kerning Tools, and Numerous Rendering Enhancements
MAXON today introduced CINEMA 4D Release 15 (R15) that redefines the 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting and rendering software workflow. The next generation release of the widely-used 3D software platform reinforces the leadership MAXON has earned over the past 25 years by elevating the creative experience from project planning to content delivery, and is marked by powerful enhancements to modeling, text creation, rendering and sculpting.
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Freefly Systems to Begin Shipping MōVI M10 on August 15th and Announces Pre-Orders for MōVI M5
News: Freefly Systems to Begin Shipping MōVI M10 on August 15th and Announces Pre-Orders for MōVI M5Production of breakthrough gyro-stabilized handheld camera stabilizer ahead of schedule
Freefly Systems is pleased to announce that the award-winning MōVI M10 camera stabilizer will begin shipping to customers starting August 15th for $14,995. The company will also start taking pre-orders for its new smaller camera stabilizer, MōVI M5, which supports cameras up to 5 lbs. (2.3kg).
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Bui’s Multi-Platform Endeavor Relies on OConnor, Litepanels, Petrol Bags & Anton Bauer
News: Bui’s Multi-Platform Endeavor Relies on OConnor, Litepanels, Petrol Bags & Anton BauerIt’s taken several years for cinematographer Lan Bui to bring Redemption: "The Darkness Descending" to completion. But it’s been worth the effort. The multi-platform project began as a 24 episode web series that allows the audience to enter an underground world and become part of the story through a groundbreaking interactive app, and has since grown into a feature film.
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Polecam Systems Announces Strategic Partnership With Symbiosis
Polecam Systems are pleased to announce that as of 1st July 2013 Symbiosis is appointed as Master Distributor for Polecam products in the UK, Europe and Africa.
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Cinematographer Albert Ayzenberg Turns To Anton/Bauer To Power His Most Cherished Project
News: Cinematographer Albert Ayzenberg Turns To Anton/Bauer To Power His Most Cherished ProjectLongtime User Trusts DIONIC 90s for Personal, Client Workload
When he finds something he loves, Boston-based freelance cinematographer and director of photography Albert Ayzenberg shares it with as many people as he can, especially when it comes to his preferred tools of the trade. Ayzenberg has been a fan and avid user of batteries from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, for years, and often posts photos of productions where he used Anton/Bauer batteries on various social media sites and his blog. Whether he is shooting a wedding, store opening or other type of video, he always makes Anton/Bauer DIONIC® 90 batteries and Gold Mount® solutions a part of his rig.
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JMR Electronics Helps Douglas Trumbull Push the Limits of High-Frame-Rate Cinema
News: JMR Electronics Helps Douglas Trumbull Push the Limits of High-Frame-Rate CinemaStorage systems innovator designs customized playback system for world’s first 120 fps, 3D movie.
JMR Electronics recently designed and built a high performance server and storage system for the production of the world’s first high-frame-rate 3D movie. "UFOTOG," a 10-minute short that tells the story of a man’s attempt to photograph alien spacecraft, is the work of director, visual effects pioneer and filmmaking visionary Douglas Trumbull. In a cinematic first, Trumbull shot the film in stereoscopic 3D at 4K resolution and at a camera speed of 120 frames per second. JMR’s unique server and storage solution was used on the set to collect, manage, playback and edit the huge amounts of image data produced during the making of the film.
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Rodeo FX "Magically" Delivers 350 Shots As Main VFX Vendor On "Now You See Me"
News: Rodeo FX "Magically" Delivers 350 Shots As Main VFX Vendor On "Now You See Me"Renowned visual effects production studio Rodeo FX has “magically” delivered 350 complex VFX shots for “Now You See Me,” serving as the film’s main VFX vendor. The film was released by Summit Entertainment May 31st. The Rodeo FX team created and produced a huge and diverse array of shots for the new film, comprising 23 total minutes of visual effects-driven screen time.
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Canon Cinema EOS C100 Digital Video Camera Helps TV News Station Promos Stand Out With Cinematic Style
News: Canon Cinema EOS C100 Digital Video Camera Helps TV News Station Promos Stand Out With Cinematic StyleAs a former photojournalist, Director of Photography Erik Naso knew that large-format, single-sensor cameras provide the shallow depth of field he needed to create cinematic-style TV news promos. Because Naso wanted each spot to have a cinematic quality that differed from the station’s regularly aired ENG-style videos, Naso turned to a brand and toolset he was vastly familiar with from his time as a photojournalist, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. To create these promos with true cinematic quality, Naso chose a Canon Cinema EOS C100 digital video camera, which features an Emmy® Award winning technology: Canon’s Super 35mm CMOS Image Sensor. As a longtime user of digital SLR cameras – including Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II – Naso appreciated the ergonomic convenience of the EOS C100 camera, and its ability to use all of the Canon EF-Series photographic lenses he already owns.
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Imagineer Systems Presents Advanced Effects Training Series: Mastering mocha Pro Vol. 1 from Curious Turtle
Ben Brownlee Unveils His Newest Training Series for Mastering Production Effects with mocha Pro and After Effects: Includes Over 7 Hours of Downloadable 1080p HD Video
Imagineer Systems today announced the launch of Curious Turtle’s newest training course entitled “Master mocha Volume 1; Production Effects with mocha and After Effects.” With over 7 hours of training, which goes deeper into real-world shots that ever before, this new course has been designed to give users a unique insight into the techniques, challenges and solutions facing artists over a range of projects.
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Accomplice Signs Director Rick Knief
News: Accomplice Signs Director Rick KniefDirector Rick Knief has joined Accomplice Media for exclusive representation in commercials. A former award-winning creative director, Knief has directed campaigns for such brands as the Wall Street Journal, Century 21, IBM, Time-Warner and American Express, producing work that spans a range of genres from comedy to visual storytelling to real-people documentary. Last year, he earned critical and popular acclaim for a music video for indie singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur that was shot with a rig equipped with nine iPhones.
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TCS Skquattro pedestals chosen for live 3D relay of Swan Lake from St Petersburg
News: TCS Skquattro pedestals chosen for live 3D relay of Swan Lake from St PetersburgFive Skquattro pedestals and a wide range of additional support equipment have been supplied by The Camera Store (TCS), a Vitec Group company, for a live stereoscopic broadcast of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake from St Petersburg.
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Polecam Systems new Starter Pack and Long Head on show to Asia-Pacific Region
News: Polecam Systems new Starter Pack and Long Head on show to Asia-Pacific RegionSteffan Hewitt, originator of Polecam and director of Polecam Systems will be in Singapore at Broadcast Asia 2013 International Conference in June with Polecam Systems’ two trading partners H Warta, on stand number 4E3-01, and Antel Trading & Services on stand number 5F4-01. Steffan will be sharing his time between stands and demonstrating the new versatility on offer from the Polecam Starter Pack, which together with the Long Head from the range of new Polecam heads allows a wide range of cameras to be mounted on the jib including the new large sensor cameras and DLSRs. The showing continues the success of penetration of this product from Europe to the Americas after a very successful NAB show, and now into the South east Asia Pacific region.
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DPA Microphones Helps UEFA Deliver the Roar of the Crowd
News: DPA Microphones Helps UEFA Deliver the Roar of the CrowdCompany’s 5100m 4006A and 4017B Microphones proved to be the perfect choice to capture ambience at the UEFA Europa League Final in Amsterdam
As every soccer fan knows, the roar of the crowd at a major game is just as important as the action on the pitch when it comes to truly experiencing the excitement of the event. With this in mind, OB specialist United Studios and Outside Broadcast chose DPA Microphones’ 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone, 4006A Omni Microphones and 4017B Shotgun Microphones to capture the ambience of the Amsterdam Arena when SL Benfica played Chelsea in the 2013 UEFA Europa League Final on May 15.
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Matthews Studio Equipment to Feature Academy Award-winning MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM and Five New Products at Cinegear 2013
MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM, designed by key grip Richard Mall and manufactured by MSE, winner of this year’s Academy SciTech Award takes center stage on New York Street during this year’s Cinegear Expo. Accompanying MAX are five new Matthews support products; LazySuzy (which win a coveted Black Diamond Award at NAB 2013), the Makalu remote head system, the Matthews Slider, UnderslingLITE – a new addition to the Intel-A-JibLITE and wireless function for Floatcam’s DC/HD-DC Slider.
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CAMERON | PACE Group, ESPN 3D Win Sports Emmy for Winter X Games 16
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awards statue for Outstanding Technical Team Remote
CAMERON | PACE Group is honored to announce that it has won a Sports Emmy Award with ESPN 3D for coverage of the 2012 Winter X Games 16. ESPN 3D and CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG) captured the award for Outstanding Technical Team Remote for its 3D broadcast from Aspen, Colorado.
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Oblivion 3D Motion Graphics Design Team Innovates With MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Oblivion 3D Motion Graphics Design Team Innovates With MAXON CINEMA 4DIn-Camera and On-Screen Visual Effects Sequences Define Futuristic Tone of Universal Pictures’ New Action-Adventure
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that an award-winning team of motion graphics designers and animators leveraged the company’s popular CINEMA 4D software application to visualize and design the complex in-camera and on-screen motion-graphics sequences in Universal Pictures’ "Oblivion".
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Sachtler artemis Keeps Keith Moving
News: Sachtler artemis Keeps Keith MovingWhen New York-based camera stabilizer operator Adam Keith is shooting live television news coverage, music concerts and commercials, his camera support of choice is the artemis stabilizing system from Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. “The artemis is a very versatile machine,” he explains. “The rig is easily adjusted to the liking of each operator. The tool-free gimbal allows the rig to be adjusted quickly during the live shows for the different needs of each segment.”
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Reel FX Delivers Colorful Carnival Nostalgia For McDonald’s
News: Reel FX Delivers Colorful Carnival Nostalgia For McDonald’sDallas/Santa Monica-based digital studio Reel FX infuses a colorful boardwalk stroll with the bubbly nostalgia of classic carnivals in the new :30, “Joywalk,” for McDonald’s out of Moroch, Dallas, TX. The spot features the first person viewpoint of a young woman sipping a bubbly $1 Coca-Cola from McDonald’s as she takes in the atmosphere of a bustling boardwalk carnival with her handsome date. Reel FX handled comprehensive post production on the spot, including editorial, visual effects, coloring, cleanup and online.
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Bring ARRI Quality To More Setups
News: ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Bring ARRI Quality To More SetupsWith ARRI Pro Camera Accessories (PCA), cameras from a plethora of manufacturers can benefit from ARRI’s renowned ergonomic designs and robust quality. New PCA offerings complement cameras including ARRI ALEXA, Sony F5 and F55, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Red Epic, 1DC/1DX/C Cameras from Canon, and many others.
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Canon Inc. Announces Development Of 35mm Cinema Prime Lens, Sixth In A Series Of Compact, Lightweight, Precision-Matched Lenses
Designed for Film-Style Operation, Canon Cinema Prime Lenses Deliver 4K Imaging Performance
Canon Inc., the parent company of Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the development of a 35mm cinema prime lens for large-format single-sensor cameras employing Super 35mm, full-frame 35mm, and APS-C size imagers. The 35mm cinema prime lens will look to join Canon’s line of 14mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 135mm EF-mount Cinema prime lenses. The 35mm cinema lens in development will look to become the sixth in the line, filling a strategic optical need between Canon’s 24mm and 50mm lens offerings. As with Canon’s precision-matched, competitively priced CN-E prime lenses, the 35mm lens under development will look to deliver 4K optical performance and inherit the professional operability of the existing CN-E prime lens line.
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Zacuto Releases Products for Canon C100, C300 and C500 Cameras; the ENG Grip Relocator and C-Shooter Rig
Through the expansion and publicity of the Canon Cinema EOS line for the C100, C300 and C500, Zacuto has been very busy coming up with rigs and accessories to accommodate these cameras. Zacuto is known for designing gear that is universal between cameras, so creating a rig and accessory that was inclusive to all three cameras, was the goal. With that, Zacuto made and manufactured the ENG Grip Relocator and the C-Shooter rig working with the C100, C300 and C500 camera.
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Polecam Systems at NAB partners with Tecads Inc for their New Sales Distribution network across the Americas and launches the New Z10 compact HD Zoom lens for Minicams
News: Polecam Systems at NAB partners with Tecads Inc for their New Sales Distribution network across the Americas and launches the New Z10 compact HD Zoom lens for MinicamsSee Polecam on the Polecam booth, C #9915, at Central Hall, NAB 2013, Las Vegas, 8th – 11th April
Polecam Systems are showing a range of highly desirable products at NAB including some new for the Americas market.
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Adorama Rolls Out Flashpoint ZeroGrav Camera Stabilizer
News: Adorama Rolls Out Flashpoint ZeroGrav Camera StabilizerAdorama, one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, video and electronics retailers, and a leading destination for iPhone photo specialty accessories, is now selling the brand new Flashpoint ZeroGrav Camera Stabilizer at an MSRP of 300 USD. The durable rig’s well-designed levers, springs, counterbalance weights and concentric ring connections let shooters precisely control camera-in-motion shots with ease and comfort. The anti-gravity sensation eliminates shakes and bumps, giving shooters the ability to capture fluid video even when filming fast-action shots or shooting on rough terrain. Simple-to-use, shooters can attach a DSLR camera to the ZeroGrav platform or by means of a quick release adapter.
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Matthews Studio Equipment to Debut Five New Support Products at NAB 2013
Matthews Studio Equipment, manufacturer of specialized support for the entertainment industry will debut five new products at NAB 2013. Booth C5437. Known for discovering and nurturing unique specialized hardware, camera and lighting support – like MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM, which recently won inventor Key Grip Richard Mall an Academy Award©, MSE plans to introduce five new products: Technology that Complements Your Imagination.
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MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and Nominees
News: MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and NomineesInnovative VFX Sequences in Life of Pi, Prometheus and Men in Black 3 Benefit from CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D Technology
MAXON congratulates the many customers that won and were nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Visual Effects Society (VES) and other prominent creative arts organizations for outstanding achievement in the visual effects and other categories who leveraged the company’s professional 3D solutions – CINEMA 4D and Body Paint 3D – to create this year’s most proclaimed characters, backgrounds and environments.
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LightWave 11.5 Now Available
News: LightWave 11.5 Now AvailableEnhances 3D creativity with new Soft Body Bullet Dynamics, After Effects integration, Interactive Modeling Tools, Genoma character rigging system and much more
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers, is now available for purchase at http://www.lightwave3d.com. A no-charge upgrade to LightWave 11.5 is available to all registered LightWave 11 customers via the LightWave 3D website.
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Polecam Systems to show new Resolve Optics HD Zoom lens at BVE 2013
News: Polecam Systems to show new Resolve Optics HD Zoom lens at BVE 2013See Polecam and Polecam Systems on stand G16 at BVE 2013, ExCel, London Feb 26th -28th
Polecam Systems will be at BVE2013 not only with a selection of their highly acclaimed Polecam rigs with various head options, but with a collection of other products from their ever expanding range of specialist small profile HD cameras, HD lenses and accessories.
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MSE Support a Must for Pacifica Live Event Shoots
News: MSE Support a Must for Pacifica Live Event ShootsRecently California-based Pacifica films was charged to put their run-and-gun expertise to the test, capturing once-in-a-lifetime footage at The Atlantis Resort & Casino. The weekend event, which was a tribute to Sidney Poitier, also commemorated the 40th Anniversary of Bahamas’ independence. “Run-and-gun shooting is always a challenge,” says the company’s CEO Miles Dahl. “We don’t have a lot of time and we always have to be flexible. That means support gear that is sturdy and adaptable.
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FLOATCAM HD DC-Slider Add Excitement to Barklage Sports Ads
News: FLOATCAM HD DC-Slider Add Excitement to Barklage Sports AdsThe FLOATCAM HD DC-Slider from Matthews Studio Equipment recently helped Ohio-based cinematographer Jeff Barklage’s commercial shoot for SmartSide (housing siding) far more exciting, thanks to its reach and versatility. “When you are shooting in stadiums, you aren’t permitted to take dollies out onto the grass,” Barklage explains. “For our Nashville part of the shoot, the location was HALE Stadium at TSU (Tennessee State University). The script required camera movement that was beyond simple lateral slider moves; boom downs, diagonal motions, sweeping past talent, and more.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two New Cinema Prime Lenses, Expanding The Cinema EOS Prime Lens Product Line To Five Models
News: Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two New Cinema Prime Lenses, Expanding The Cinema EOS Prime Lens Product Line To Five ModelsDesigned for Film-Style Operation, Canon Cinema Prime Lenses Deliver Exceptional 4K Performance
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces the new CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F single-focal-length lenses for large-format single-sensor cameras employing Super 35mm or full frame 35mm imagers. These two new lenses join with Canon’s CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F, and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F primes to provide a broad line of five precision-matched, competitively priced EF-mount Cinema prime lenses that provide high optical performance levels and a choice of versatile focal lengths for a wide range of creative shooting choices. All five Canon Cinema prime lenses are part of the Canon Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products, which include the EOS C500 4K/2K Digital Cinema Camera, EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera, EOS C100 Digital Video Camera and EOS-1D C 4K DSLR Cinema Camera, and four Canon Cinema zoom lenses.
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Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug Now Available for Apple Final Cut Pro X
The World's Most Comprehensive Visual Effects Plug-in Collection is Now Available for FCP X and Motion 5
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated visual effects and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug (BCC 8 FxPlug) is now available for Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 in addition to Final Cut Pro 7.
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Structure Changes at Polecam
News: Structure Changes at PolecamPolecam is pleased to announce changes to the structure of the company, with immediate effect.
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Polecam Systems supplies rig to Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'Coldest Journey' Antarctic Expedition
News: Polecam Systems supplies rig to Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'Coldest Journey' Antarctic ExpeditionPolecam systems delivered a Polecam rig to Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his expedition members on board the research ship 'SA Agulhas ' at its River Thames mooring in London recently before it left on the first leg of its journey to Antarctica.
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DP Colt Seman Takes Cine Xenar III Lenses Through Extremes
News: DP Colt Seman Takes Cine Xenar III Lenses Through ExtremesDirector of Photography Colt Seman is always looking for the latest tools to enhance the variety of high-profile projects that come to his Long Beach, California based company, Sweatpants Media. When Seman and partner, Director Jonny Zeller, heard about Schneider’s new line of Cine Xenar III lenses, they had to put them through their paces. “We chose a variety of projects, with a variety of challenges,” says Seman. “We did a 30-second spot for NBC and “The X-Games” in LA. We also do an ongoing series for Red Bull, where the lenses have to keep pace with a racecar driver. We also did a spot for mophie juice pack PRO, where they went one-on-one with a machinist’s sparks. And, when we went to Nicaragua for a Panasonic launch they had to endure the endless rainforest. In every case, the results were outstanding.
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Wages Chooses OConnor to Support USA Network's "Necessary Roughness"
News: Wages Chooses OConnor to Support USA Network's "Necessary Roughness"Bill Wages, ASC is glad to be shooting USA’s Necessary Roughness on location in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia instead of commuting to far locations. When the ASC Television Career Achievement Award winner packed for the move back to Atlanta, he made sure that his most vital tools would be on hand for his new series. High on the list was the OConnor 2575 and “a really old but extremely reliable OConnor 100,” he adds. “I won’t do a show without OConnor.”
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From "Borat" to "Wilfred" to "Castle", Harber Chooses Petrol Bags™
News: From "Borat" to "Wilfred" to "Castle", Harber Chooses Petrol Bags™When it comes to moving fast and protecting his equipment, production sound mixer Scott Harber CAS consistently trusts Petrol Bags™, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. His most recent choices are the Deca Lightweight Audio Bag, the Portable Digital Recorder Pouch and the Deca Sound Man Rain Poncho.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug
Available Now for Final Cut Pro 7, Public Beta for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug (BCC 8 FxPlug). BCC 8 FxPlug delivers 200+ comprehensive VFX filters to Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Apple Final Cut Pro X, and Apple Motion 5. Enhanced lens flares, particles, glows, and lights and new FxPlug 2 integration headline the Version 8 release.
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Cinesite Creates The First Ever CG Creature To Feature In A Bond Film
News: Cinesite Creates The First Ever CG Creature To Feature In A Bond Film~ CG Komodo Dragon and explosive London Underground sequences make up Cinesite’s contribution to SKYFALL ~
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading digital visual effects facilities, today announced it has completed visual effects for the 23rd instalment in the Bond franchise, SKYFALL, and used its digital environment expertise to enhance physical stunts and effects.
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Adstream takes International Standards Conversion in House with Teranex 2D Processor
Blackmagic Design today announced that AdPro, a department of global media technology group Adstream, has deployed the Teranex 2D Processor to support delivery of finished commercials to broadcasters around the world. The processor will be used in conjunction with a workflow that also includes a Blackmagic Design Micro Videohub and a SmartView Duo rack mounted monitors.
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MSE Introduces “Lazy Suzy” Camera Support
News: MSE Introduces “Lazy Suzy” Camera SupportBurbank-based grip and lighting support company Matthews Studio Equipment is known for what they call “Technology that Complements Your Imagination”. Their most recent “compliment” is a simple but highly effective tool dubbed “Lazy Suzy”.
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Sound Devices PIX 240 Reaches New Heights with Aerial Photo Specialist Patrick Longman
News: Sound Devices PIX 240 Reaches New Heights with Aerial Photo Specialist Patrick LongmanPortable Recorder Takes to the Skies to Provide Powerful Recording and Monitoring Capabilities in a Compact File-Based Unit
When Patrick Longman, cinematographer and aerial specialist at Active Camera Systems, an aerial cinematography and rental company based in Florida, was looking for a portable recorder that would fit into his helicopter's aerial photography system and provide the high-quality recording and monitoring capabilities he was looking for, he turned to Sound Devices PIX 240 recorder.
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Big Lazy Robot Leverages iPi Motion Capture™ To Bring Futuristic World To Life In ‘Keloid’
News: Big Lazy Robot Leverages iPi Motion Capture™ To Bring Futuristic World To Life In ‘Keloid’Markerless Motion Capture Technology Facilitates Intricately Choreographed Robot Soldiers’ Performance In Short Trailer
The world of “Keloid” -- as realized in the intense two-minute, CG trailer for the future sci-fi feature created by Barcelona, Spain-based design/animation boutique Big Lazy Robot -- brims with danger, intrigue and a nightmarish future robot society, brought to life thanks to their inventive use of iPi Soft’s iPi Motion Capture™ software.
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Dredd 3D Graded On Nucoda Film Master Storms the Box Office
News: Dredd 3D Graded On Nucoda Film Master Storms the Box OfficeDigital Vision has announced that Berlin-based post production facility The Post Republic has graded DNA Films' sci-fi thriller Dredd 3D (a remake of the classic Judge Dredd), using Nucoda Film Master. Written by Alex Garland the film, which opened in the UK last week, immediately took the number one weekend box office slot.
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MTV Uses Teranex for Live 2D to 3D Presentation of “2012 Video Music Awards”
Blackmagic Design today announced that MTV used Blackmagic Design’s Teranex video processing technology for a 3D screening of the “2012 MTV Video Music Awards” (VMAs). Recorded live at STAPLES Center, MTV simultaneously broadcast the VMAs in 3D to 600 fans at the nearby Regal Cinemas’ L.A. LIVE Theater.
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3D Rigs Get Faster, Smaller, Lighter with HELIOS3D Rigs Get Faster, Smaller, Lighter with HELIOS
HELIOS is the new wireless, self-contained 3D stereo rig from 3D stereo camera pioneers Paradise FX. EPIC, Alexa and F3 shooters take note: because HELIOS is untethered, lightweight and self-contained, a Steadicam operator can move as freely as on a 2D shoot.
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Animating a Camera 3: Controllers & Point of ViewAnimating a Camera 3: Controllers & Point of View
In his third tutorial on animating cameras in After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to build a controller layer to simplify the process of animating the camera rig and what happens when you have the right settings but the wrong layer order. Lastly, Andrew shows how to use the controller layer itself as a way of changing and animating the point of view of the whole camera rig.
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Animating a Camera 2: Simple RigAnimating a Camera 2: Simple Rig
In this second tutorial on animating cameras in After Effects, Andrew Devis explains how to create a simple camera rig, and why it is important to get the order of the layers correct to achieve predictable results.
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Creating a visual experience for Fatboy Slim at Coachella
Production company creates immersive experience for well-known DJ artist at art and music festival using Adobe Creative Cloud Plastic Reality is a production company known for branding and other video work for big corporate clients such as BP and Unilever. But unlike most corporate video companies, Plastic Reality has a...
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VFX and motion graphics experts use Adobe After Effects on “Star Trek Into Darkness”
Andrew Kramer focused on movie titles while OOOii team created stunning graphics and heads-up displays for blockbuster film Resurrecting the classic science fiction franchise of Star Trek is certainly a challenge that any motion graphics and VFX artists would gladly accept. For the latest installment, Star Trek Into Darkness ,...
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