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Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!Leading Render Farm Management Software for VFX Currently at Work on New Guillermo Del Toro Production, “The Book of Life”
The tools that last are the ones that can roll with the punches. For Dallas, TX and Santa Monica’s Reel FX, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way possible. Now in its 11th year of use, PipelineFX’s Qube! plays the guardian role for a production queue riding high on the success of “Free Birds” and the impending release of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced feature with 20th Century Fox, “The Book of Life.”
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Avid Everywhere Enables dock10 to Accelerate Innovation and Expand its range of Managed Services
Leading European media services provider leverages the openness, scalability, and integration of the Avid MediaCentral Platform to expand its business
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced that dock10, a leading media services provider, has embraced Avid Everywhere™ and implemented a fully integrated, end-to-end workflow centered upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform. The workflow, comprised of industry-leading Avid solutions, delivers the openness, scalability, and integration dock10 needs to enhance productivity, adopt innovative new workflows, and continue expanding its business to new markets.
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Three New High-End, Advanced Powershot Models from Canon U.S.A. Empower Photographers To Create Amazing Images and Video
PowerShot G7 X is the Company’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera, PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera Boasts a Super 65x Optical Zoom Lens and PowerShot N2 Digital Camera Features an Updated Body Design with a Selfie-Ready LCD Touch Panel
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new PowerShot models expanding upon its lineup of high-quality, compact digital cameras, the PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot N21. The PowerShot G7 X is the company’s first compact point-and-shoot camera with a one-inch sensor, giving users an outstanding portable camera that allows them to take high-quality photographs and videos. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera features a 65x Optical Zoom lens and amazingly broad focal length range equivalent to 21mm -1365mm, while the PowerShot N2 camera has a compact and unique, stylish design with a selfie-ready, flip-up touch panel LCD that makes it easy for social media fanatics to share their favorite photos and videos via the camera’s Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFCTM)2 features.
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COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
News: COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
Showcase for industry-first, real-time 60FPS 8K & S3D 4K system
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today broke performance barriers with the announcement of Colorfront Transkoder 2014, the automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, now featuring ground-breaking real-time 8K and 3D4K capabilities.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Support for Adobe Creative Cloud
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Support for Adobe Creative CloudAJA KONA 4 with new Windows Support Delivers Video and Audio I/O In HD, 2K, 4K and Beyond
At IBC 2014, AJA Video Systems announced that its KONA 4 professional desktop video and audio I/O card now supports the latest versions of Adobe's flagship video applications in Adobe® Creative Cloud®. Device driver and plug-in software is available as a free download from AJA's website, allowing users of Adobe video applications, including Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe After Effects® CC and Adobe SpeedGrade® CC, to take advantage of KONA 4's unparalleled features for managing 4K, UltraHD, 2K and HD pipelines. Adobe Creative Cloud includes the most up-to-date versions of favorite Adobe desktop apps such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop®, After Effects, Illustrator® and more.
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Panasonic Promises Workflow Optimisation at IBC ‘14
Panasonic utilised IBC 2014 to launch the much anticipated Varicam, the star of a wide range of products and innovations that will make film and TV production significantly easier.
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Panasonic and LiveU Collaborate to Connect Camera and Cloud
Combines Panasonic’s Professional Camera Solutions with LiveU’s Bonding Technology and its Cloud-Based Central Management System, the Hub for Video Ingestion
Panasonic has announced an expansion of its strategic collaboration with LiveU to introduce an end-to-end solution enabling P2HD series camera recorders to connect directly to the LiveU Central system and its cloud-based services for live transmission.
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Panasonic Announce New High Speed Network Workflow for Broadcasters
Panasonic is Testing a News Gathering Network Workflow for Broadcasters that Transmits Video Footage and Shoot Data from Remote Field Locations to the Newsroom, and Enables Cameras to be Controlled from a Network Environment.
Testing began last month with Independent Television News (ITN), a major UK broadcaster, and will continue to be carried out on a rolling basis with the company’s broadcast partners in countries around the world.
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Quantum Introduces Extended Online Storage Architecture Combining High Performance with Unlimited Scalability for Content Workflows
New StorNext Pro Workgroup Solution Featuring Lattus Object Storage Seamlessly Extends Content Collaboration at Lower Cost with No Performance Compromises
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today unveiled StorNext® Pro Workgroup, a new easy-to-deploy, high-performance and high-capacity content workflow solution for postproduction and broadcast professionals. This integrated solution supports ingest, production, review and delivery along with different options for peta-scale content storage and access at any stage of the workflow — all in one system. By choosing StorNext Pro Workgroup with Quantum's Lattus™ object storage-based system, users can extend their online collaboration by seamlessly shifting nonreal-time workflow operations to Lattus — a fully protected, infinitely scalable storage infrastructure — with no negative impact on performance.
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AJA Raw CION Camera Format Supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
News: AJA Raw CION Camera Format Supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CCStand 7.F11- AJA Video Systems today announced its AJA Raw CION camera format will soon be supported in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. Adobe previewed several new developments and updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC at the IBC 2014 conference in Amsterdam.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Introduces Enhanced Integration With Adobe Creative Cloud
News: Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Introduces Enhanced Integration With Adobe Creative CloudSNS EVO ShareBrowser Client Update Provides Metadata Export and Cloud Integration for Latest Release of Adobe Creative Cloud
Conference Hall 7, Stand 7.J05 - Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced new integrations for Adobe® Creative Cloud® users with EVO ShareBrowser. New features provided increased portability of custom metadata tags in ShareBrowser and a dedicated workspace for Adobe Creative Cloud user storage.
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IBC 2014: Shotgun Software Expanded Engineering Team Is on Fire
Autodesk Introduces Shotgun to Flame Family
At IBC 2014, Autodesk unveils Flame 2015 visual effects software Extension 2, with included support for Shotgun Software, a cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management platform.
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Grass Valley Exhibits Video over IP and Cloud-Enabled Playout Solutions at IBC 2014
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will exhibit two solutions at IBC 2014 that are designed to help broadcast facilities expand their services without increasing costs. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Grass Valley’s gateway to IP and cloud-enabled playout solutions, shown for the first time to the European market at IBC.
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Avid Everywhere Continues to Lead the Media Industry with Further Delivery of Product and Service Innovations
At IBC 2014, Avid reveals new platform solutions and services that uniquely address the most strategic challenges of broadcast, pro video, and pro audio professionals
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced a series of significant product and services innovations delivering the next phase of Avid Everywhere™, the company’s strategic vision for the media and entertainment industry, centered on connecting creative professionals and media organizations with their audiences in more powerful, efficient, collaborative, and profitable ways. The company introduced new innovations to the Avid MediaCentral Platform and its associated modular application suites.
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Avid Everywhere Brings Resolution Independence to Film and Television Production
Media Composer | Software in the Avid Artist Suite will enable video professionals to quickly and efficiently acquire, manage, edit, and deliver native 4K media
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced an update for Media Composer® | Software that will allow video professionals to acquire, manage, edit, and deliver native 4K media faster and more efficiently than ever, whether working on premises or in the cloud. Leveraging the newly announced Avid Resolution Independence architecture, Media Composer will offer the most complete and flexible end-to-end workflow for file-based editing of any resolution, helping content creators deliver higher quality content in more collaborative, powerful, and efficient ways—a key element of Avid Everywhere.
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Avid Announces New Platform Innovations for Media Organizations and Creative Professionals
Platform-wide Resolution Independence, Connectivity Toolkit advancements will help media professionals and organizations connect with audiences more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today introduced new and upcoming innovations for the Avid MediaCentral Platform—an open, extensible, and customizable common services foundation that delivers on the Avid Everywhere™ strategic vision for the media and entertainment industry. The company announced plans for resolution independence across the platform and the next phase of the Avid Connectivity Toolkit. These latest innovations are focused on helping media organizations and professionals connect with audiences more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably.
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JVC Partners with Wowza to Deliver Integration Between Streaming ProHD Camcorders, Wowza Streaming Engine
News: JVC Partners with Wowza to Deliver Integration Between Streaming ProHD Camcorders, Wowza Streaming EngineJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced it has partnered with Wowza® Media Systems to provide seamless integration between the Wowza Streaming Engine™ server software and JVC’s streaming-capable camcorders. As a result, content creators can economically transmit high quality video in real time to a secure Intranet for internal communications or to the cloud for Web distribution.
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The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell 
News: The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell The Mill in New York is Delighted to Welcome Tom Bussell to its Creative Team.
Tom joins New York's award winning 3D team from The Mill in London where he was head of 3D. He has led some of The Mill’s most iconic projects and has been recognized by some of the industry’s top accolades including a VES award for Guinness “Cloud”, a British Arrow for Audi’s "Hummingbird” and a CLIO and LIA for Volkswagen's "Black Beetle”. He frequently works with some of the world’s best commercial directors including Sam Brown, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom Hooper and Peter Thwaites. Most recently he led the 3D team on Nike’s FIFA World Cup 2014 spot "Winner Stays“ directed by Ringan Ledwidge. 
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CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)CatDV Expands Workflows with YouTube, Vimeo, Adobe, Aspera, Autodesk Smoke, Xendata and Archiware
Square Box Systems, developer of leading digital asset management systems, (DAM/MAM) has expanded the vital technology integrations that form the bedrock of effective media asset management, with the announcement of brand new integrations and workflow capabilities at IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam (Hall 7.J15C).
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New CatDV 11 AND CatDV WEB 2 Deliver Easier Media Asset Management At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: New CatDV 11 AND CatDV WEB 2 Deliver Easier Media Asset Management At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)ew MAM Software and Web Platforms Empower Content Owners to Repurpose and Monetize Media Assets
Square Box Systems, developer of leading digital asset management systems (DAM/MAM) will showcase CatDV 11, the next-generation of its asset management software, plus CatDV Web 2, a radical new approach to online media asset management, during IBC 2014, 12-16 September, in Amsterdam (Hall 7.J15C).
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CatDV for Adobe Anywhere Gets Unveiled at IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV for Adobe Anywhere Gets Unveiled at IBC 2014 (7.J15C)Powerful MAM Features Enable Seamless Content Sharing and Efficient Workflows
Square Box Systems, leading developer of digital media asset management (DAM/MAM) systems, will announce CatDV for Adobe® Anywhere for video, a powerful new product supporting the Adobe Anywhere real-time collaborative editorial platform, during IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam (Hall 7.J15C).
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SMPTE® Publishes Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard
In Codifying Open Specification for AXF, SMPTE Addresses Issue of Interoperability Among Data Archive Systems
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today published a standard that codifies the Archive eXchange Format (AXF). An IT-centric file container that can encapsulate any number and type of files in a fully self-contained and self-describing package, AXF supports interoperability among disparate content storage systems and ensures content's long-term availability, no matter how storage or file system technology evolves.
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Telestream Wirecast Launches New Live Streaming Capabilities for Microsoft Azure Media Services
News: Telestream Wirecast Launches New Live Streaming Capabilities for Microsoft Azure Media ServicesAzure Media and Wirecast are now Fully Integrated with a Built-In Destination that Makes it quick and easy to Send Content from Wirecast to Azure
Telestream® (stand 7.C12), the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, is teaming up with Microsoft Azure Media Services. This collaboration makes Azure Media Services a live streaming destination in the upcoming release of Telestream’s Wirecast streaming production software. Taking advantage of the direct connection from Wirecast to the Microsoft Azure Media Services ecosystem, large-scale streaming broadcasts can leverage the dynamic scalability, reliability, redundancy and minimum capital investment the cloud offers when streaming live to large audiences with myriad devices.
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Aspera, an IBM Company, Partners with EVS and Elemental to Bring Unprecedented Second Screen Video Streaming to Millions of Sports Fans Worldwide
New Cloud-Based Service Delivers Near-Real Time Hd Content To Global Sports Fans
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Aspera, an IBM company, together with EVS, a leading provider of broadcast and media production systems, and Elemental, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, deployed the first large-scale system for high-resolution live video streaming via the cloud to enable viewers to watch live HD media and sporting events from their connected devices.
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Vidcheck Adds Automated Correction of PSE Flashing to Vidfixer Auto QC & Correction Software
Stand 8.A30 – Vidcheck, a specialist supplier of software for automated QC and correction of video and audio media files, has announced that its Vidfixer product now includes automated correction of PSE flashing in file based video.
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Cinedeck Turbo-Charges Adobe Premiere Pro CC Workflows at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)
Cinedeck LLC (http://www.cinedeck.com), pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will highlight turbo-charged workflows for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, at IBC 2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September (Hall7.J07). Cinedeck record, ingest and transcode platforms deliver a host of cutting-edge features that enable Adobe Premiere Pro CC editorial teams to access files faster and to start editing content while it is being recorded – the ideal scenario when rapid content turnaround is essential, such as in live, multi-cam broadcast and news operations.
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XenData Unveils Amazon Cloud Storage Support for Entire Digital Video Archive Server Range at IBC 2014
XenData to demonstrate latest archive for Avid projects, Sony Optical Disc Archive integration and new multi-archive solution for Amazon Cloud, Sony ODA and LTO at booth H47 - Hall 7
XenData, the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announces that it will be showcasing a broad range of digital video archiving solutions and enhanced connectivity at this year’s IBC 2014, including the debut of its new multi-archive solution for Amazon Cloud, Sony ODA and LTO as well as a new low-cost archive solution for Avid Projects. The solutions on display will include:
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Cambridge Imaging Systems collaborates with Adobe at IBC2014 to demonstrate archive and publishing with Imagen Video Content Management Software
News: Cambridge Imaging Systems collaborates with Adobe at IBC2014 to demonstrate archive and publishing with Imagen Video Content Management SoftwareAt IBC2014 Cambridge Imaging Systems will demonstrate how Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC users can easily archive and publish their project files using the Imagen Video Content Management software.
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Veset Announces Zixi has Joined the Nimbus Alliance Program
Stand 8.A14 – Veset, the pioneering cloud based playout solutions provider, and Zixi, the industry leader for enabling live broadcast-quality video delivery over public internet and private IP networks, announce that Zixi has joined the Nimbus Alliance Program.
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TMD Introduces Adobe Premiere Pro CC Integration
New Mediaflex Gateway Simplifies Post-Production Workflows and Content Management
Stand 2.C58 – TMD, a leading supplier of asset management and workflow solutions for broadcasters, content owners and audiovisual archives, has developed an interface between its Mediaflex asset management system and Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. The result is seamless integration of editing and post production into broader, business-driven workflows.
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Award-Winning Australian Video Agency Taps Small Tree and Digistor to Maximize Workflow
Melbourne Company Achieves Optimal Speeds and ROI with TitaniumZ-16 Shared Storage System Across 10GbE
Delivering stunning video content for corporate, agency and government clients, New McPherson recently grew tired of its cumbersome workflow system. To accelerate its post-production process, the Melbourne-based agency turned to Digistor, digital media solution specialists, for expert counsel. After a thorough review of New McPherson’s setup, which included a range of direct connect external drives moving data from one workstation to another, Digistor prescribed a robust, scalable and ROI-friendly TitaniumZ-16 Ethernet-based shared storage system from Small Tree.
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Orad and MUV Bring Interactive Capabilities to Any Surface
At IBC2014 Cambridge Imaging Systems will demonstrate how Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC users can easily archive and publish their project files using the Imagen Video Content Management software.
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Forbidden to Unveil New Forscene Interface and MAM at IBC2014
Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced today that at IBC2014 it will unveil the next generation of Forscene with new capabilities, an entirely new interface, and a new media asset management (MAM) system.
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BroadStream Announces New ARMADA Toolkit at IBC 2014
BroadStream releases new Applications for Resilient Management of Assets, Devices and Archives featuring Radar an Enterprise MAM Controlled Integrated Playout Solution
At IBC 2014 on stand 8.B29, BroadStream Solutions, the global broadcast solutions provider, will unveil ARMADA, the Company's new fleet of applications that can be combined and configured to handle specialized tasks and enhanced integration. Adapting to customer requirements, ARMADA's toolkit uses flexible modules to deliver powerful tailored solutions to requirements such as time delay, media ingest, localization, and more. The inherent flexibility of ARMADA allows broadcasters to build systems without restrictions thanks to powerful APIs that encourage integration.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Neutron And Epoch | Neutron Low Profile Half Length Uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI I/O Video Cards
Applications Include SDK for 3Rd Party Developers, 4K 60p I/O Workflows, Digital Intermediary, Digital Content Creation, Video Servers, Encoding, Decoding & Streaming of MPEG and H.264, Live and Non-Live CG Supporting Windows, Linux and Mac OSX Operating Systems New Cards Immediately Available
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduced and announced the immediate availability of the Epoch | 4K Neutron and Epoch | Neutron video cards at IBC 2014.
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British Companies Bring Broadcast Innovation to the World
IBC – Largest International Broadcast and Electronic Media Trade Fair – Welcomes UK Trade Pavilions with more Than 50 Exhibitors
Stands 4.A61 and 8.B38j – As the country responsible for the inventions of radio, television and the web, Britain continues to lead the world with innovative and effective new technologies and techniques. British companies large and small continue to innovate, and sell their products on the global stage. To help them bring their offerings to the widest possible market, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is once more providing support for British exhibitors at IBC 2014, to be held in Amsterdam 12-16 September. The venture is sponsored by techUK and managed by export outreach specialists Tradefair.
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Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014
News: Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014Continual Advancements Enable Video Pros to Stay Ahead in a Rapidly Evolving Industry
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today announced plans to significantly update Adobe Creative Cloud video desktop apps and Adobe Anywhere for video. These new capabilities, coming soon, build on Adobe’s industry-leading integration across video workflows enabling video professionals to create, collaborate and deliver high quality productions across multiple screens. Key updates include powerful new media and project management tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; a refreshed user-interface across all Adobe video desktop apps; and more streamlined production workflows empowering video professionals to edit more efficiently.
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Adobe Streamlines Workflows with Creative Cloud Updates
Adobe has announced updates to Creative Clouds pro video apps with timesaving enhancements to media and project management, increased support for new codecs and display technologies, and refinement in everyday editorial tasks.
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ZOOsubs Cloud-Based Subtitling Benefits Five of The Six Major Hollywood Studios
ZOO Digital, provider of cloud-based media production services, announces that its ZOOsubs subtitling services and platform are being used to localize feature films and TV titles for five of the six major Hollywood studios.
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Quantum to Showcase New Stornext Solutions at IBC2014 that Simplify Deployment, Management and Overall Workflow
Leading Provider of End-to-End Workflow Storage Solutions Will Feature StorNext Connect and StorNext Pro Workgroup Offerings
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that it will highlight several new solutions at IBC2014 that demonstrate the company's continued leadership in helping users meet their end-to-end content management and workflow needs.
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Anevia to introduce ViaMotion INFINITE Multiscreen nPVR solution at IBC2014
Anevia's new ViaMotion INFINITE nPVR system, to be introduced at IBC2014, enables broadcasters and network operators to deploy unlimited networked personal video recording services to their subscribers watching on a television receiver, tablet computer or mobile phone, at home or while traveling. Each subscriber can store a practically unlimited number of live channels, building a personal media library which can be accessed online from anywhere, at any time, rather than requiring a dedicated recording device.
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Grass Valley to Showcase Future-Ready Broadcast Portfolio Enhancements at IBC 2014
At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase solutions and services designed to meet the needs of broadcasters and media companies both today and tomorrow. Visitors will learn how to take on the challenge of emerging technologies, like 4K/UHD and IP-enabled workflows, while also experiencing the broad array of solution demonstrations throughout the Grass Valley stand. IBC 2014 marks the European debut of the new Grass Valley and is the first time that the newly formed company will be showcasing solutions at one stand — in Hall 1, Stand D11.
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Veset Unveils SaaS Playout Service at IBC 2014
Stand 8.A14 – At IBC 2014, Veset, a pioneering broadcast technology provider, has formally launched Veset Nimbus Cloud Playout, a new, linear broadcast software-based solution optimised to fully exploit the power and flexibility of cloud-based resources, at IBC 2014.
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Elemental Brings Widely Deployed Software-Defined Video Solutions to IBC
Company to Highlight Flexible Software Running in Turnkey, Virtual and Cloud Deployments, 4K HEVC Milestones And Support For Live-to-VOD Applications
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced plans to showcase its full suite of video processing capabilities at the annual IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, 12-16 September. In the last twenty months, Elemental has doubled its customer base to 500 companies in more than 50 countries.
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Aspera, An IBM Company, Helps Viki Speed the Delivery of Premium Video Content to 33 Million Worldwide Viewers a Month
Aspera On Demand Helps Transform the way Viki Delivers Subtitled Videos Through the Cloud
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Viki, a global video streaming website, has selected Aspera, an IBM company, as its exclusive provider of high-speed file transfer solutions for all video uploads from Viki’s content providers from over 100 countries. By speeding the movement of video – the most prevalent form of Big Data – Aspera enables Viki to quickly receive, subtitle and distribute premium video content to its diverse global user base.
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Archion Accelerates Global Collaborative Editing with Adobe Anywhere
EditStor EO Shared Media Storage Brings Unique Functionality To Adobe's Leading Collaborative Video Workflow
Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for today's media workflows, announced that its EditStor EO shared storage system is now integrated with Adobe® Anywhere for video, the leading collaborative video workflow. Together, Archion’s EditStor and Adobe Anywhere deliver a comprehensive solution for Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC and Prelude® CC, part of the Adobe Creative Cloud®.
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Q’ligent Drives Transition to Enterprise Monitoring
News: Q’ligent Drives Transition to Enterprise MonitoringCompany Will Demonstrate Cloud-Based, Software-Defined Monitoring Solutions at IBC 2014 – and What Broadcasters Gain by Transitioning from Point-Based Systems
For its IBC show debut, Q’ligent will present a strong case about how broadcasters can shift linear TV QoS to the next level through a transition to enterprise-level monitoring and visualization. Using Q’ligent’s portfolio of cloud-based solutions, broadcasters can quickly establish a highly scalable architecture that extends visibility into linear TV performance through to the often neglected last mile.
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PBS Implements Nexidia QC™ to Verify and Sync Captions Automatically for PBS Stations, OTT, and Web Content
Nexidia, a leading developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies, today announced that PBS has installed Nexidia QC™ with automatic caption retiming in its Media Operations Center. Nexidia QC is Nexidia's software tool for automating quality control of closed captions, video description, and languages for broadcast and IP workflows. PBS uses Nexidia QC to verify caption quality and automate caption alignment before distributing content to PBS member stations and over-the-top (OTT) providers, or before publishing it to the Web.
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Digital Nirvana Introduces New Media Management Platform At IBC2014
News: Digital Nirvana Introduces New Media Management Platform At IBC2014Suite of Applications Helps Broadcasters, Media, and Entertainment Professionals Save Time and Improve Efficiency with Strong Price/Performance.
At IBC2014 in Amsterdam next month, Digital Nirvana will introduce its Media Management Platform, which offers a suite of applications that allows users to capture, edit, share, and manage content - as well as prove compliance, monitor and analyze video. Digital Nirvana will exhibit this platform in the booth of EMEA Gateway during the IBC convention – Hall 9, Stand B14.
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Big Block Live Clicks With Greenpeace
News: Big Block Live Clicks With GreenpeaceJosh + Vince Direct Comic Genius Reggie Watts in "#ClickClean" Videos
Big Block Live and its directorial team Josh + Vince brought the good energy, their close ties to the artistic community and their signature brand of humor to the new Greenpeace campaign "#Click Clean" by The VIA Agency.
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DISK Archive Corporation’s ALTO FM Hybrid Cloud Solution Breaks Cost Barrier for Long-form Storage
News: DISK Archive Corporation’s ALTO FM Hybrid Cloud Solution Breaks Cost Barrier for Long-form StorageDisk Archive Corporation and Squared Paper Ltd. have announced ALTO FM, a new hybrid storage concept which overcomes the high costs that have made the cloud unusable as a storage platform for long-form broadcast content in native resolution.
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CyberLink Partners with John Schneider Studios to Support Renowned Actor’s Independent Filming’s Initiative
Bringing a Complete Editing Studio Equipped with CyberLink’s Director Suite to Support Unique Initiative of Actor and Producer John Schneider to Promote Independent Filmmaking
CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader in multimedia software, today announces a partnership with John Schneider Studios, to promote and support independent filmmakers. To cement the partnership, CyberLink has donated a complete editing workstation, equipped with the company’s high-end Director Suite. This collection of software includes PowerDirector, winner of multiple industry awards for its power, speed and polyvalence.
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Drama Republic and Eight Rooks use Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Expedite Collaboration on “The Honourable Woman”
News: Drama Republic and Eight Rooks use Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Expedite Collaboration on “The Honourable Woman”Political Thriller’s Finale This Week on BBC 2
When the finale of the critically acclaimed “The Honourable Woman” airs on BBC 2 tonight and in a few weeks in the US on Sundance TV channel, the show’s production companies Drama Republic and Eight Rooks will commemorate more than just the completion of a major high end drama series. The firm relied on an innovative cloud-based approach to expediting its global production workflow - using Aframe’s cloud video production platform to save time, cost and hassle with a demanding global production.
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IABM Announces Shortlist for Design & Innovation Awards
2014 Awards Honouring Broadcast and Media Industry Talent
IABM has announced the shortlist of nominees for its Design & Innovation Awards. With an exceptionally high level of entries this year, approximately 120 judging decisions were made across the nine categories. The awards will be casting the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry.
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XenData Adds Amazon Cloud Storage Support to Entire Archive Server Range
News: XenData Adds Amazon Cloud Storage Support to Entire Archive Server RangeEnhanced connectivity offers the media and entertainment industry a multi-archive solution for Amazon Cloud, Sony ODA and LTO
XenData, the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announced it will add support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage across its entire archive appliance and server product range, including the SX-10 and SX-520. The cloud connectivity will provide customers added flexibility and enable them to enhance data protection capabilities by allowing content to be easily stored and archived to Amazon Cloud, LTO and Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA), or a combination of all three simultaneously.
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ATTO Technology to Introduce New FibreBridge™ 7500 Storage Controller at VMworld 2014
Brings Enterprise-level Fibre Channel to SAS SSD/HDD Storage with less than 4 Microseconds of Latency
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for more than 25 years, will introduce its new FibreBridge 7500 Storage Controller at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, California, August 24 through August 28. As IT infrastructures see some of their most radical changes in over a decade, ATTO’s new 7500 and complete integrated portfolio of storage and network connectivity products assures solutions for today’s challenging new high performance IT environments.
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ZOO Digital To Present Revolutionary Cloud-Based Subtitling And Captioning Service, ZOOsubs, at IBC 2014.
ZOOsubs is the new generation software-enabled subtitling and captioning service transforming the industry. Using the latest cloud technologies, it provides an innovative new approach in an industry that has seen little change in 50 years. ZOOsubs gives global clients a smarter, simpler and more cost-effective solution.
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Marquis Introduces Project Parking for Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software has announced the introduction of Project Parking for Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl™ Deep Storage Appliance. The integrated solution now allows permanent deep archive or transfer of Avid projects.
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SMPTE® Members Involved at All Levels at IBC2014
Record Number of Members Speaking and Exhibiting; SMPTE Sponsoring or Leading Several Technical Sessions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that more than 50 of its members will speak at technical sessions during IBC2014 — with more than 107 sustaining member companies exhibiting. The IBC2014 conference and exhibition takes place at RAI Amsterdam Sept. 11-16.
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JMR Announces General Availability of New BlueStor Networked Storage Server for SMB Shared Storage Applications
News: JMR Announces General Availability of New BlueStor Networked Storage Server for SMB Shared Storage ApplicationsJMR's 'affordable performance' enterprise-class networked server touts longest industry warranty and available in three NAS configurations - including High Availability Cluster 64-bit
August 14, 2014 – JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, announced today the general availability of their newly affordable Dual RAID BlueStor™ Networked Storage Server powered by euroNAS software OS.
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Xytech Launches MediaPulse Cloud at IBC 2014
News: Xytech Launches MediaPulse Cloud at IBC 2014Company Redefines Facility Management Software with MediaPulse 2014 IBC Stand # 6.C22
Xytech, the market leader in facility management software for the broadcast, production, media services and video transmission industries, will introduce MediaPulse Cloud at IBC 2014. MediaPulse Cloud delivers the complete functionality of Xytech's flagship MediaPulse platform in a secure, managed solution operating 24/7/365. With Xytech's scalable cloud offering, customers will no longer need to purchase, maintain and upgrade their own IT infrastructure.
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OTOY Expands OctaneRender™ Integration to NUKE, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4, and Digital Molecular Matter Engine
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today announced expanded support for its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, giving artists and animators more choice in where and how they work and accelerating content creation by bringing lightning fast true-to-life rendering to four more popular 3D applications. Along with previously announced plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, OctaneRender™ plugins are also in development for The Foundry’s NUKE compositing software, Side Effects Software’s Houdini™ 3D animation software, Autodesk’s MotionBuilder® 3D character animation software, and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
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Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014New review and pipeline tools geared for artists and supervisors help creative companies work faster and more efficiently
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review & approval, and asset management tools for film, TV and games, delivered three major releases today to help creative companies streamline processes and go faster. The company launched a mobile app that brings the power of Shotgun Review to the iPhone; Shotgun Desktop, a native app shelf that gives artists fast access to productivity tools; and integration with The Foundry's MARI 3D paint software, which helps speed up the workflow for texture artists.
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NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing Workflows
News: NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing WorkflowsSIGGRAPH - NVIDIA today unveiled its next generation of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs -- providing new tools and technologies to meet the visual computing needs of the world's leading designers, artists and scientists.
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BLUEFISH444 Announces New SDI Support For Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI Input and Output support for Adobe Creative Cloud
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced the release of a new Windows installer, 5.12.0 adding support for the recent 2014 update to Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
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Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud Support
News: Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud SupportSIGGRAPH, Booth 609 – At the SIGGRAPH Conference held August 10-14, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Thinkbox Software will demonstrate Deadline 7, the latest version of the company’s scalable high-volume compute management solution, which is currently in beta. Further extending the functionality of the cross-platform tool, Deadline 7 features significant architectural changes and core technology upgrades, which include a new Qt interface, an updated MongoDB database, ftrack support, and deeper integration with Shotgun.
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OTOY Unveils Holographic Video, Announces First Commercial Holographic Display for Early 2015
Ari Emanuel: “The Future of Media and Entertainment is not Going to be a Flat Screen. OTOY is Building the Content Pipeline for the Next Generation of Movies and Computer Graphics, where Immersion and Presence will be a Key Axis of the Creative Process.” Rod Roddenberry: “OTOY is Making My Father’s Vision of the "Star Trek" Holodeck a Practical Reality in our Lifetime.”
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today marked a major milestone in the future of media and entertainment, unveiling a holographic video pipeline for content creators, including the world’s first portable 360 holographic capture system and a cloud-based pipeline for creating and deploying holographic media to virtual reality and, in 2015, holographic light field displays. The pipeline enables holographic captures of real world people, objects, and environments, and one-click publishing of interactive holographic videos which are viewable on mobile devices and virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. Forthcoming next-generation light field displays being developed by OTOY will bring commercial freestanding volumetric holographic displays to market in 2015.
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CANON U.S.A. Celebrates An Award-Winning Start To 2014
Company Receives Industry Recognition for Environmental Honors, Energy Efficient Printers, and Innovative Imaging Products
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is honored to be recognized by top industry organizations and publications for award-winning products and efforts in 2014. From environmental efforts to help minimize its carbon footprint, to industry-leading imaging products, Canon has been honored by many top accolades for its efforts both in the market and in the office.
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ATG Danmon Completes Major Systems Upgrades for Ericsson
News: ATG Danmon Completes Major Systems Upgrades for EricssonATG Danmon has completed a series of system expansion projects at the Stockholm headquarters of Ericsson Broadcast Services.
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Universal Electronics, Redefining Control at IBC 2014
Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC) the worldwide leader in universal remote control technologies and control interfaces is coming to IBC2014, showcasing the latest innovations in control technology and design for home entertainment.
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Stanford Research Lab Is Unlocking the Secrets of Biological Flight
News: Stanford Research Lab Is Unlocking the Secrets of Biological FlightStanford's research lab, Lentink Lab, is unlocking the secrets of biological flight in order to create innovative flying robots. The lab is headed by Mechanical Engineering Professor David Lentink, who investigates the wing movements of birds using high speed cameras capable of shooting at 3,200 frames per second. The video footage recorded is being used to reveal the intricacies of the bird’s every movement.
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Meet Chaos Group Labs: LA’s New CG Think Tank
R&D Center for Creative Projects; Current Initiatives Include Advances in Digital Filmmaking, Virtual Reality, and the Wikihuman Project
Today, Chaos Group introduces Chaos Group Laboratories, a new collaborative think tank to explore advances in rendering technology. Located in LA’s hub of design, visual effects and technology, Chaos Group Labs will serve as a place where artists, industry leaders and academic researchers are invited to contribute to development discussions and help solve key computer graphics challenges.
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PipelineFX to Host Panel on “Building a Next-Generation Render Farm Pipeline” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Technology Experts from Digital Domain, Scalar Decisions, and Digital District Weighing In During Birds of a Feather Event; Designer-Friendly Licensing Option Set to Debut
This year at SIGGRAPH 2014, PipelineFX will focus on how studios can get to a future-ready render farm quicker. Through a Birds of a Feather panel that includes tech leads from Digital Domain and Digital District, as well as demos of the soon-to-be-released Qube! 6.6, PipelineFX will unlock how studios of every size can get there.
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Signiant Wins Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors Signiant for secure accelerated file movement technology
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today announced it was named a winner of the 2014 Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering. Signiant’s innovations in secure accelerated file movements over IP (including the internet) earned the company this prestigious award, which honors excellence in engineering creativity.
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Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"
News: Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"The Creative Team at The Asylum Turns to LightWave 3D Software to Deliver 99% of the Visual Effects for the Sequel to the Syfy Network’s Popular Sharknado Franchise
When actors, chainsaws, and shark-filled tornadoes come together onscreen, it’s television magic. Such is the case with "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which delivers even more excitement than the original "Sharknado" of 2013.
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SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio Fernandez
News: SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio FernandezCreative studio SPLICE® has expanded its visual effects department and welcomed Visual Effects Artist Patricio Fernandez. With an incredible international resume and credits that include such feature films as “Wrath of the Titans,” “Terminator: Salvation,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Fernandez expands the visual effects capacity of Splice, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
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Chapman Students and Xsens Bring Robot Love to Life in “Some Like it Bot”
News: Chapman Students and Xsens Bring Robot Love to Life in “Some Like it Bot”Students Relied on Xsens MVN for Flexible Motion Capture On-set; Short Film Recently Screened at Comic-Con International
How do you catch robot love on film? The answer for Chapman College’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts students was “Some Like It Bot,” a short film that depicts the clumsy first date of a human and his cyborg crush. Produced quickly with Xsens mocap technology, the film was recently an official selection at Comic-Con International proving that the right tools are all it takes to update a rom-com.
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Communicate / Collaborate with Emery Wells and Andrew Hurteau
News: Communicate / Collaborate with Emery Wells and Andrew HurteauThis episode of The Go Creative Show with Ben Consoli features two experts to help you better communicate and collaborate. First, Andrew Hurteau, a presentation and communication skills coach shares tips on how to better present yourself and your ideas. Then Emery Wells, the co-founder of Frame.io joins in to discuss how to effectively collaborate with your team and clients, and how Frame.io could be the best tool to do that. Plus Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com chimes in on all the latest industry news.
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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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Sohonet Appoints Chuck Parker to Executive Chairman
Company Continues Global Geographic Growth and Market Expansion
Sohonet, the leading expert in connectivity and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for the media and entertainment industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Parker to Executive Chairman, whose expertise will continue to guide the company in its global expansion efforts.
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CatDV Highlights Money-Spinning Asset Management Opportunities IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV Highlights Money-Spinning Asset Management Opportunities IBC 2014 (7.J15C)CatDV 11 Enables Content Owners to Repurpose and Monetize Media Assets
Square Box Systems, leading developer of digital asset management systems, will focus on how its latest CatDV 11 software enables content owners to easily repurpose and monetize their media assets, whilst also significantly improving end-to-end workflow efficiency – from production and post production, through to delivery and distribution – in broadcast, cinema and IPTV applications during IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam.
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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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Cambridge Imaging Systems Previews Next-Gen Imagen System and Demonstrates Seamless Integration with Partners at IBC 2014
News: Cambridge Imaging Systems Previews Next-Gen Imagen System and Demonstrates Seamless Integration with Partners at IBC 2014Partnerships with Quantum, Spectra Logic and Microsoft Enable Customers to Build Scalable, Secure Workflows
At IBC 2014, Cambridge Imaging Systems will preview the new version of Imagen, the world-class media management and publishing solution, as well as demonstrating strong relationships with companies including Microsoft, Quantum and Spectra Logic that will help users to create scalable, secure end-to-end workflows. The company will discuss these partnerships and present demonstrations of Imagen 3.4 at IBC 2014 on Stand 6.C23.
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Synthia Introduces Itself in SynthEyes 1407 3-D Tracker
Revolutionary New Productivity Tool with Natural Language Text and Voice Control
The latest 1407 version of Andersson Technologies LLC's SynthEyes 3-D tracking application includes a revolutionary new productivity tool, Synthia. The SynthEyes Instructible Assistant, ie Synthia, enables chat-style natural language control. Unlike simpler assistants such as Siri or Google Now, Synthia responds to specific instructions, simple or complex, and can be instructed by the user in English to add additional functionality. Cloud communications make possible rapid improvement based on users' experiences.
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Riding Shotgun at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software is gearing up for a lively week of events, education, new releases and more at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver. Shotgun, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), will be exhibiting and announcing the details of their latest product releases at booth #741 from August 12-14 at the Vancouver Convention Center. Off the exhibit floor, also be sure to visit Shotgun at any of these events:
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Telestream to Announce New File-Based Workflow Automation and Video Processing at IBC
Vantage to Feature New DPP Assembly and Transcoding Capabilities, Automated NLE Templates, Enhanced Transcoding Formats and Cloud Subscriptions; Company Showcases Enhancements to Wirecast and Episode
Telestream® (stand 7.C12), the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2014 to showcase transcode support for the latest OTT, IPTV and 4K formats plus enhanced third-party interoperability with leading vendors including Avid, Adobe and Apple. The Company will demonstrate assembly and transcoding capabilities for the UK broadcast industry's Digital Production Partnership (DPP) initiative, and cloud subscriptions for Vantage. Telestream will also showcase enhancements to the Wirecast and Episode applications.
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Thinkbox Opens Deadline 7 Beta
Thinkbox Software just launched the beta for Deadline 7 and is in search of testers.
Thinkbox Software has released a beta build of Deadline 7 for the highly scalable management of render farms and compute resources.
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Q’ligent Brings Cloud-Based Monitoring Vision for Linear TV to IBC2014
News: Q’ligent Brings Cloud-Based Monitoring Vision for Linear TV to IBC2014Versatile, Software-Defined Q’ligent Vision Solution Provides Centralized Media Quality Analysis From Acquisition To Consumption Across Multiple Delivery Platforms
At the IBC show in September, Q’ligent, a specialist in cloud-based, enterprise-level monitoring, will demonstrate how its software-defined Vision solution extends the reach of media quality analysis for linear TV — all while minimizing costs and infrastructure due to its lightweight, intelligent architecture.
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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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Biscardi Creative Media Begins Post on Victoria Stilwell's "Arson Dogs"
News: Biscardi Creative Media Begins Post on Victoria Stilwell's "Arson Dogs"Adobe Creative Cloud Fosters Collaborative Workflow
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) has begun post-production on a new web series called "Arson Dogs" for world-renowned dog trainer Victoria Stilwell and her Positively website. The series follows Victoria to southern Maine, where State Farm's Arson Dog Training Program is conducted to train handlers and working dogs together to sniff out accelerants like gasoline and propane at potential arson sites.
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Shotgun Software Passes Bishop Fox Security Audit
Shotgun Software has reached an important milestone with the announcement that it recently passed a stringent security test by global secuirty auditing firm Bishop Fox. This marks Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the tight security requirements of its customers in film, television and games.
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), today announced that the Shotgun software application recently passed a full penetration test by global security auditing firm Bishop Fox. This positive assessment is a milestone marking Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the stringent requirements of the creative industry and that its clients can trust the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their intellectual property on the Shotgun platform.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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DAC Will Unveil The New EX-60 Storage Expansion For The ALTO Archive And Content Library at IBC 2014
News: DAC Will Unveil The New EX-60 Storage Expansion For The ALTO Archive And Content Library at IBC 20142014 IBC Show Disk Archive Corporation Booth 8.B38F
Disk Archive Corporation Ltd. develops high capacity, high availability solutions for long-term, large-volume, completely tapeless storage of Media files. DAC’s ALTO archive storage systems use leading-edge disk drive technology to offer performance and economic benefits over Data Tape Libraries, allowing media companies to accommodate new strategies for data protection and complete the transition to fully tapeless operation. ALTO is optimized for longevity, security and performance, with a very low total cost of ownership and low environmental impact. Compared to conventional archive systems, ALTO is easier to own and more affordable to operate. Established in 2009, Disk Archive Corporation is a privately-owned company drawing on more than 15 years experience designing, delivering and supporting Media Storage, Media Asset Management and Archive Management solutions.
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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
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MAXON Announces “WinC4D.com” Contest Web Site
Themed Challenges for Users of Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite; Winners Receive Cinema 4D Broadcast
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering, has announced “WinC4D.com” a new contest web site where digital artists utilizing Adobe® After Effects® CC and Cinema 4D Lite can compete in theme-related animation contests. Cinema 4D Lite is a limited version of MAXON’s award-winning 3D package bundled with Adobe Creative Cloud and After Effects CC. This live 3D pipeline inside After Effects allows users to import 3D objects and use them in 3D scenes without leaving After Effects. The regularly scheduled competitions are designed to showcase the innovative ways creative professionals can use the two programs to create compelling digital content.
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Synacor Continues Record-Low TV Everywhere Abandonment Rates during World Cup 2014
Synacor Cloud ID Authentication Solutions Deliver TV Everywhere Abandonment Rates between 0-20%, Dramatically Besting Industry Standard Synacor Reports World Cup TV Everywhere Logins Dropped-Off a Precipitous 75% post U.S. versus Belgium Match
Synacor Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), the leading provider of next-gen startpages, homescreens, award-winning TV Everywhere solutions and cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) services, across multiple devices for cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies in the U.S. and abroad, today announced World Cup 2014 delivered record-breaking authentication success--above Sochi, March's NCAA Men's Basketball tournament and any other prior TV Everywhere major event.
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Vidcheck Dramatically Shortens ROI of Automated QC Using Intelligent Automated Correction
Vidcheck, a specialist supplier of software for automated QC and correction of video and audio media files, has announced that at IBC 2014 it will unveil powerful new features for the company's product suite, which performs fully automated QC and intelligent automated correction of file-based media.
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TMD Adds More Partners, Providing More Choices at IBC 2014
TransMedia Dynamics, (TMD) a global leader in the design and implementation of media and collection management solutions continues to expand the capabilities of Mediaflex by integration with leading industry vendors, providing additional partnerships throughout the entire MAM workflow cycle.
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Veset to Feature Nimbus Cloud Playout at IBC 2014
News: Veset to Feature Nimbus Cloud Playout at IBC 201412-16 September, Stand 8.A14 - At IBC 2014, Veset, a pioneering broadcast technology provider, will feature Veset Nimbus Cloud Playout, a new, linear broadcast software-based solution optimised from the ground up to take full advantage of cloud-based resources.
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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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