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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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Tekserve Named to CRN’s 2014 Solution Provider 500 List
Annual List Ranks the Channel’s Top Technology Integrators
Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals, today announced it has been named to the 2014 Solution Provider 500 (SP500) list by "The Channel Company’s CRN". The list ranks the top revenue-generating technology integrators in the U.S. and Canada whose forward-thinking approach to the channel has helped them evolve and thrive in today’s cloud and services-driven IT era. The list spans eight categories from hardware and software sales, to managed IT services.
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Hula Post Appoints Josh Rizzo CTO
News: Hula Post Appoints Josh Rizzo CTOHula Post Production, one of the West Coast’s leading suppliers of editorial equipment, editorial space and other post-production products and services, has promoted Josh Rizzo to Chief Technology Officer. Formerly Vice President of Technology, Rizzo will lead Hula’s long-term technical direction, engage in business development and oversee strategic planning for future service and support offerings.
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Facilis TerraBlock Centralizes Post Production for University of Florida
News: Facilis TerraBlock Centralizes Post Production for University of FloridaThe Media Services Unit at the University of Florida's (UF) College of Journalism and Communications produces a plethora of digital content for PR and marketing purposes, as well as for UF's seven multimedia properties. From the creation of cutting-edge marketing videos to 30 second TVCs for broadcast and interstitials for UF channels, the department turns to a dedicated staff of experts, talented students and a post production workflow supported by Facilis TerraBlock shared storage to complete each project.
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Beijing’s Base Fx Makes Qube! a Big Part of Feature Film Workflow
500 Additional Render Farm Management Software Licenses to be Used on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and Other Blockbuster Films
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that Beijing VFX firm Base Fx has ordered 500 additional licenses to supplement their growing feature film queue.
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ProductionLink Products Compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Available in New Online Marketplace
DiaQuest Products, a software development firm with a focus on the video and film industries, today announced its ProductionLink for Adobe® Premiere Pro and ProductionLink for Adobe After Effects plug-ins are compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud® 2014 and are available through a new Adobe Marketplace Web site, creative.adobe.com/addons.
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Autodesk to Acquire Shotgun Software, Creator of Cloud-Based Production Management Platform for Film, Television and Games Industries
Autodesk Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun's tools for production management are used by some of the world's leading production studios and are tightly integrated with many of the most widely used tools in the industry including Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Globe on Screen is given the 2D Cinematic Look in Mistika at BTV Post
News: Globe on Screen is given the 2D Cinematic Look in Mistika at BTV PostMistika is a tough 2D act to follow in Shakespeare's Globe's 2014 Theatre Season
Experienced freelance Colourist and Online Editor Ian Grey was responsible for the stylish 2D colour grading using Mistika at BTV Post for Globe on Screen's three titles for Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2014 theatre season.
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Archion Strengthens its Dominant Patent Position in Storage Technology
Archion Technologies, a leader in networked storage technologies, has announced that it will be awarded an additional Patent No. 8,762,678 on June 24, 2014. This patent will be directed to non-block level storage and will complement Archion’s Patent No. 8,458,430 directed to block level storage. CTO James Tucci explained, “The new patent will cover all commercially viable systems that dynamically virtualize and optimize non-block level protocols in a storage system, just as our first patent broadly covered block level technology.”
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”
News: Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”Now showing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Earth Science Visitor Center
Bruce Austin of Bruce Austin Productions Inc. (BAPI) and Dan Harris of Eight Ball Pictures and Stereoscope LLC, have turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to harness the powerful capabilities of its EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software on the film “Our Restless Planet,” for the JPL Earth Science Visitor Center. The film highlights the effects of hurricanes, earthquakes and fresh water supplies on our planet.
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Quantum's Alex Grossman to Give Keynote Address on True Cloud-Enabled Workflow at Creative Storage Conference
Will Discuss How Content Creators Can Use the Cloud to Alleviate Increasing Pressures on Post and Broadcast Production
Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM) today announced that Alex Grossman, the company's vice president of Media and Entertainment, will serve as a keynote speaker at the 2014 Creative Storage™ Conference on June 24 in Culver City, California. His presentation, "The Smarter Cloud for Media: More Than Compute and Storage — True Post and Broadcast Production Workflow," will examine how the cloud can help content creators remain competitive as they address new workflow challenges in content production and delivery while enabling broader collaboration and improved efficiency.
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NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CC
News: NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CCNew NVIDIA GPU-Powered Features Also Now Shipping In Adobe Creative Cloud Video and Imaging Applications
NVIDIA today announced the first GPU-acceleration of Adobe Illustrator CC -- enabling graphic artists to seamlessly interact with vector art at any resolution, and to smoothly pan and zoom significantly faster than previously possible. With this new feature powered by NVIDIA GPUs, Illustrator CC can now accelerate the entire canvas by up to 10-times faster(1) than previously possible on Windows 7 or 8-based systems with compatible GPUs.
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Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With Shotgun
News: Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With ShotgunRainmaker Entertainment has standardized on the Shotgun production management and review system for secure, efficient collaboration with clients and partners. The Vancouver-based entertainment company has a 15+ year history in animation, and is currently expanding its portfolio of feature films with the upcoming (2015) feature "Ratchet & Clank, "based on the popular Sony Computer Entertainment videogame franchise, as well as TV and DVD projects.
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Adobe Releases New Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $9.99 Per Month
New Creative Cloud Technology Connects Latest Photography Tools; New Photoshop Mix Debuts for iPad
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Designed for anyone interested in photography, the new plan brings together -- for USD$9.99 per month -- Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, two tools that have fundamentally impacted how photographs and imagery shape our visual culture, as well as Lightroom’s breakthrough mobile apps on iPad and now iPhone. Also introduced today is the all-new Photoshop Mix, a new iPad app that provides access to powerful Photoshop features normally confined to the desktop, enabling compositing and transformative edits while on the go. Built using the new Adobe Creative SDK, Photoshop Mix delivers new levels of Adobe imaging precision and magic to mobile users.
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Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile with New Creative Cloud Connected Apps and Hardware
Sketching, Precision Drawing and Photography Apps Extend Creative Workflow to iPad; SDK Unlocks Over 30 Years of Adobe Innovation for Mobile App Developers
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today unveiled a new suite of mobile apps and complementary hardware that connect Adobe Creative Cloud, the company's flagship offering for creatives worldwide, to iPad. A digital pen, Adobe Ink, and a digital ruler, Adobe Slide, bring true creative freedom and functionality to mobile devices. Adobe Sketch and Adobe Line enable the next generation of sketching and precision drawing on iPad, and are both optimized to support the new hardware. A third app, Adobe Photoshop Mix, offers a new Creative Cloud connected mobile workflow for anyone who wants access to powerful creative imaging tools on their mobile device. Finally, Lightroom mobile is now available for iPhone in addition to iPad, providing the most efficient way to manage and edit images across desktops, mobile devices and the Web.
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Light Iron Bolsters 4K Post Production Capabilities in New York with Facilis TerraBlock
News: Light Iron Bolsters 4K Post Production Capabilities in New York with Facilis TerraBlockSince launching in Los Angeles five years ago, Light Iron has emerged as a post production leader and technical innovator, lending its expertise to high-profile projects like “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Amazing Spiderman.” Whether producing digital cinema, episodic television or commercial content, the company embraces a progressive approach to DI, on-set dailies and finishing to deliver unparalleled service to its clients. In 2013, Light Iron expanded into New York, opening a new local post production facility in which it recently installed a Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system. The addition of TerraBlock to its workflow came as part of a larger effort to future proof the studio for the advent of 4K editorial.
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Adobe Announces All New 2014 Release of Creative Cloud
Mobile Apps and New Hardware Extend Creative Cloud Workflow; All Major CC Desktop Apps Updated
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today continued to drive Creative Cloud innovation by announcing 14 new versions of CC desktop applications, including essential tools such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Dreamweaver CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The biggest Adobe software release since CS6, it also includes four new mobile apps, the immediate availability of creative hardware, updates to Creative Cloud services and new offerings for enterprise, education and photography customers. Yesterday, Adobe announced that there are now over 2.3 million Creative Cloud subscriptions, far exceeding original projections when it was unveiled two years ago.
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Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” Campaign
News: Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” CampaignUniquely Scalable Animation/Visual FX Company Assembles Elite Team to Complete Intensive Animation, Compositing And Particle Effects
The animation/visual FX company Brigade put its unique skills to work for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), helping complete an uncommonly eye-catching :30 PSA entitled “Physics Professor." Using their fast-moving methods for creative collaboration, Brigade assembled an elite team of artists that completed the visually arresting animation, compositing and particle effects from concept to final in under two weeks.
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Take Creativity Wherever You Go:Adobe Creative Cloud Updates
Blending desktop apps and mobile devices for a "creativity on the go", Adobe announced the availability of 14 newly updated Creative Cloud desktop apps, four new mobile apps, and new Adobe-branded hardware tools for iPad.
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Panasonic Introduces AG-AC90A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder with Improved Functionality, Additional Recording Modes for Sports Analysis and Cloud Applications
News: Panasonic Introduces AG-AC90A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder with Improved Functionality, Additional Recording Modes for Sports Analysis and Cloud ApplicationsOwners of Predecessor AG-AC90 Model Eligible for Free Firmware Upgrade to New Features
Panasonic has announced a new professional AVCCAM® HD handheld camcorder, the AG-AC90A, with significant improvements over its predecessor, the AG-AC90. Advances include two new recording options -- a PM mode (1280x720, 8Mbps) supporting sports analysis applications and a CS mode (720x480, 3.5Mbps) for cloud service utilization.
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Snell announces Apple ProRes formats for Alchemist OD
Snell today announced the immediate availability of the latest version of Alchemist OD, which adds support for Apple ProRes file formats. This update is one of many product enhancements included in the maintenance package.
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Xsens Motion Capture Helps BYU Students Create Award-Winning Short Film “Owned”
Now a Gold-Medal Winner at the 2014 College Television Awards and 2014 Student Academy Awards
This week, Brigham Young University (BYU) students celebrate their second first-place win for “Owned,” a short film about a video game master who meets his match playing against a baby online. Behind these vivid video game characters was easy-to-use motion capture provided by Xsens; so easy that the students recorded all of their motions in less than 4 hours.
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The New Grass Valley Features Cloud-based Playout at Broadcast Asia 2014
News: The New Grass Valley Features Cloud-based Playout at Broadcast Asia 2014The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and the latest addition to the Belden Inc. portfolio of best-in-class communications technology brands, is featuring GV STRATUS Playout at Broadcast Asia 2014.
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​Editors’ Lounge Showcases Streamlined Editing Tools from Adobe and Lumberjack System
News: ​Editors’ Lounge Showcases Streamlined Editing Tools from Adobe and Lumberjack SystemThe Editors’ Lounge hosted their May event where production and post- production professionals were given the opportunity to get an up close look at the latest editing tools in Adobe® After Effects® CC and Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC that are part of the 150 brand-new features available in Adobe Creative Cloud® tools. One lucky raffle winner received a year’s subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud®. The new Lumberjack System was also unveiled with valuable cost and time saving features for editors.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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OTOY Releases OctaneRender™ 2 with a Dozen New Features By Community Request
News: OTOY Releases OctaneRender™ 2 with a Dozen New Features By Community RequestAvailable Now with Free Plugin Upgrades for a Limited Time, New Version Empowers Artists to Produce Their Best Work in Less Time on Workstations and Over The Cloud
Cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today announced the availability of OctaneRender™ 2, the latest version of the company’s sophisticated real-time rendering software boasting more than a dozen new features designed to empower artists, designers, and engineers to create the most realistic renders possible in less time than ever before.
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Light Iron Announces All New Live Play 3
News: Light Iron Announces All New Live Play 3One System for VTR and Dailies Review
Light Iron – a post production innovator specializing in on-site dailies and digital intermediate – has reinvented its popular “Live Play” iPad app to be an all-encompassing VTR and Dailies Review System. The new Live Play 3 boasts an intuitive interface, powerful metadata sorting, and cloud distribution of dailies.
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Apple Unveils iOS 8, the Biggest Release Since the Launch of the App Store
Introduces iCloud Photo Library, New Messages Features & New Health App
Apple® today unveiled iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store℠, giving users incredible new features and developers the tools to create amazing new apps. iOS 8 delivers a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience, including iCloud® Photo Library, allowing you to enjoy your photos and videos more easily across your devices; new Messages features to easily share voice, video or photos with just a swipe; and an entirely new Health app that gives you a clear overview of your health and fitness data all in one place. iOS 8 also includes predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType™ keyboard; Family Sharing, the easiest way to share purchases, photos and calendars within the same household; and iCloud Drive™, so you can store files and access them from anywhere.
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Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Drives 106 MPH During 2014 Indy 500 Race Week with OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Drives 106 MPH During 2014 Indy 500 Race Week with OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyFormer Indy Racing League driver and quadriplegic Sam Schmidt got behind the wheel several times during race week for the 2014 Indianapolis 500, which kicked off May 18, 2014. Schmidt started off the week completing two warm-up and four qualifying laps on Pole Day in a modified 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray controlled by his head using OptiTrack motion capture technology. Schmidt's trip around the track maxed out at speeds of 80 miles per hour and marked his first laps on a professional raceway since a 2000 crash at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando left him paralyzed. He also served as the ceremonial pace car for the Indy Lights Freedom 100 on Carb Day, and on Monday following the Indy 500, Schmidt went at it again, this time topping speeds of 106 miles per hour.
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Broadcast Pix Anchors New HD Production System for Tampa Bay Rowdies TV Broadcasts
News: Broadcast Pix Anchors New HD Production System for Tampa Bay Rowdies TV BroadcastsBefore the start of the 2014 season, the Tampa Bay Rowdies negotiated broadcast rights for all 13 of its Saturday night home soccer matches. As a result, it was time for the team to upgrade its SD production facilities at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla. The new HD production includes a four-camera setup, custom animated graphics and a Broadcast Pix™ Granite™ 1000 integrated production switcher.
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Tekserve Achieves Premier Certification From Cisco In United States
Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals, announced today it has achieved Premier Certification from Cisco®. To earn Premier Certification, Tekserve had to meet standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco.
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Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star Citizen
News: Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star CitizenShotgun Software announced that independent game studio Cloud Imperium is using Shotgun to manage review and production tracking on "Star Citizen" – a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) currently in development. Established by Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander series, Cloud Imperium raised more than $44M through crowd funding (including Kickstarter) to develop "Star Citizen." The Shotgun web-based production management, asset tracking and review platform enables Cloud Imperium to organize and review hundreds of new game assets daily, while managing communication between a global network of artists.
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Tekserve, Avid And Apple Present Avid Everywhere Workshop
Experts and Customers to Explore Avid’s New Collaborative Editing Solutions on Thursday, June 5, 2014
Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals, along with Avid and Apple is pleased to present an exclusive Avid Everywhere workshop, “Discover the Power of Collaborative Workflows” on June 5 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the French Institute, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street in Manhattan. Jeff Rosica, Avid’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations will share an exclusive look at Avid Everywhere, Avid’s vision for the future of the media industry.
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Adorama Increases Benefits for Photographers Through New VIP Program Perks
Store Photos and Videos Free forLlife through Picturelife, Receive a Complimentary Lesson from Accredited New York Photography School and Get An 8”X8” Photo Book At No Cost From Adoramapix; Enjoy These and More Perks By Joining Adorama’s Updated VIP Program
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, has announced new updates to the popular Adorama VIP program, offering even more perks, savings and exclusive offers than ever before. The VIP program is an indispensable opportunity for photographers to significantly increase the value of their membership, with added benefits from the nationally accredited New York Institute of Photography, AdoramaPix, CreativeLive and Picturelife.
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Latest Editing Tools from Adobe and The New Lumberjack System at The May Editors’ Lounge
If you’ve been eager to learn more about Adobe, you won’t want to miss this month’s Editors’ Lounge. Product specialists from Adobe will be demonstrating all the latest updates and features for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC and Adobe Speedgrade CC. The event will be held Friday, May 30th at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required to attend the event.
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IBM Launches New Cloud-Based and on Premise Software to Help Clients Deepen Engagement with Partners and Suppliers
IBM Announced New Cloud-Based and on Premise Software to Help Organizations Deepen Engagement with Their Partners and Suppliers to Ensure Goods and Services are Delivered Precisely When and Where They Are Needed.
At its Smarter Commerce Global Summit in Tampa, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced new cloud-based and on premise software to help organizations deepen engagement with their partners and suppliers to ensure goods and services are delivered precisely when and where they are needed.
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“COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with Shotgun
News: “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with ShotgunVisual Effects Veterans Move Production-Side and Bring Shotgun With Them To Manage Massive Shot Volume and Streamline Multi-Vendor Processes
Shotgun Software announced today that Voyager Pictures, the production company behind “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” has been using Shotgun to keep the 13-episode series’ demanding visual effects deliverables on schedule. Shotgun is the film, TV and game development industries’ trusted platform for production management and review, and as talent moves from visual effects facilities into production companies, many are choosing to bring Shotgun along for the ride.
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Synacor's Theodore "Ted" May to Present Strategies for the Connected Entertainment and Digital Home Technology Industries at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference
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 its SVP of Strategy & Business Affairs, Theodore "Ted" May, will participate as a speaker at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, hosted by Parks Associates, May 13-15 in San Francisco. Ted May will participate in the session, "Cracking the Window: New Trends in Content Rights," on Wednesday, May 14 at 2:30pm Pacific.
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Shotgun Announces First Pipeline Awards to be Held at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software, the creative industry s trusted production pipeline partner, announces the first Shotgun Pipeline Awards, recognizing excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering and usage for creative production. Awards will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, Tuesday August 12, at the Shotgun User Group meeting, and announced publicly on the Shotgun Blog (http://blog.shotgunsoftware.com/)
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Fairchild Establishes Strategic Footprint in Fast Growing 3D Motion Tracking Market with Acquisition of Xsens
Today, at the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Executive Forum in Munich, Fairchild (NASDAQ:FCS) formally announced the acquisition of Xsens, a leading global supplier of 3D motion tracking products for the industrial, health, fitness and entertainment markets.
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Telestream Features Vantage HEVC, 4K, and Cloud at BroadcastAsia2014
File-based video transcoding and workflow automation products offer advanced HEVC and 4K support, pristine quality and exceptional speeds - demonstrations in Techtel and Magna Systems booths
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that its software-based Vantage video transcoding and workflow automation products will be featured in Techtel (S.E, Asia) Pte Ltd booth 5J3-03 and Magna Systems & Engineering booth 5B2-02 at BroadcastAsia2014 which takes place June 17-20 in Singapore. Telestream will demonstrate the latest file formats and technologies, including HEVC and 4K, transcoding and packaging for multiplatform distribution, and the ability to quickly respond to fluctuating needs in the cloud.
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JWT Atlanta, MPC NY and Raf Wathion push the boundaries of innovation in Pennzoil's new campaign
News: JWT Atlanta, MPC NY and Raf Wathion push the boundaries of innovation in Pennzoil's new campaignToday Pennzoil is launching a new campaign called “Born from Natural Gas” for a first-of-its-kind motor oil made from natural gas, Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology - the first true innovation in the category in over 35 years. To debut the product, JWT Atlanta wanted to create something just as innovative as the product itself. The result is a first-of-its-kind TV commercial shot on gaseous vapor clouds. The project took almost a year to produce due to the technical and engineering side of pulling off a commercial, live in-camera, of this magnitude.
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Norway’s TV2 Relies on Aframe to Produce “Best Series Yet” of Factual Entertainment Show “Sporty”
Cloud Video Platform Allows Team to Spend more Time on Their Creativity, Cut Mundane Production Time.
Cloud video platform company Aframe has helped Norway’s largest commercial TV station, TV2, to produce the latest series of its eight-episode factual entertainment show “Sporty” with a dramatic increase in efficiency. By enabling a more efficient edit workflow, Aframe allowed the “Sporty” production team to save on the time spent on mundane tasks and instead devote more time on the storytelling aspect of their work. According to series editor, Steinar Marthinsen, the additional time spent on the creative has helped the team “produce the best series yet”.
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Cambridge Imaging Systems Brings Flagship MAM and Publishing Solutions to Broadcast Asia 2014
New Partnerships Enable Customers To Build Scalable, Secure Workflows
At Broadcast Asia 2014 Cambridge Imaging Systems will present its world class cloud-based and software-based media management and publishing solutions, together with details of partnerships with key organisations that will help clients to build scalable, secure end-to-end workflows. The company will discuss these partnerships and present demonstrations of its Imagen and ImagenCloud systems at Broadcast Asia 2014 on Stand 5E2-05.
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TMD Promotes Complete Workflow Solutions at BCA 2014
News: TMD Promotes Complete Workflow Solutions at BCA 2014Stand: 5E4-05, TransMedia Dynamics (TMD), the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, will demonstrate the latest capabilities of its award-winning Mediaflex platform to create, enrich, store, manage, publish and monetise media content on Stand 5E4-05. Tony Taylor, TMD’s CEO will present “How to successfully design and implement a MAM system that works for your business” at the Broadcast Engineering and Technology Conference (Track 4) on 19 June as part of the BroadcastAsia Conference 2014.
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The New Grass Valley at BroadcastAsia 2014
Grass Valley Highlights Future-Ready Finesse in Broadcast Technology on Stand 5B3-01
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, the latest addition to the Belden Inc. portfolio of best-in-class communications technology brands, will exhibit its comprehensive range of innovative live production, news production and playout technologies on Stand 5B3-01 at BroadcastAsia 2014, being held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, June 17-20.
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Tekserve Named Adobe Creative Cloud Reseller For Education Market
Solutions Provider Will Offer New Device Licensing Option for Classrooms and Labs
Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals in a variety of markets, is proud to announce that as of May 1, it has received certification as an Adobe® Creative Cloud™ reseller for the education and non-profit markets. Geared for easy centralized deployment and administration by IT professionals, Creative Cloud for Education provides staff and students access to the same creative and production tools that professionals use commercially around the world in all areas of media and communication applications.
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Editors’ Lounge Showcases Powerful New Editing And Storage Tools Inspired By The Avid Everywhere™ Vision
News: Editors’ Lounge Showcases Powerful New Editing And Storage Tools Inspired By The Avid Everywhere™ VisionThe Editors’ Lounge hosted their annual post-NAB round-up on April 25th with an all-Avid event showcasing the latest tools for post-production professionals. Attendees were treated to a sneak peek hands-on experience of the new licensing and deployment options for Avid’s Media Composer ® video editing software, Avid ISIS ® shared storage, and pro audio innovations— all powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, a common services foundation that delivers on the Avid Everywhere strategic vision for the media and entertainment industry. One lucky raffle winner at the end of the evening went home with a copy of Media Composer 7.
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Synacor's Greg Jarvis to Participate in Digital Hollywood 2014, May 5-8
Synacor's Greg Jarvis will participate in "Cable, TV, Film and Broadband: New Content, New Networks, Streams, Platforms, Devices" panel at Digital Hollywood 2014, alongside industry leaders from Here Media, Interactive One, Kontrol Media, The Nielsen Company, Regional News Network , and Starz
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 its VP of Sales, Solutions, Greg Jarvis, will be speaking on the "Cable, TV, Film and Broadband: New Content, New Networks, Streams, Platforms, Devices" panel at Digital Hollywood 2014 at 3:45 p.m. PT on Monday, May 5, at The Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey.
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3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental to Speak at Motion Picture Association of America's Creativity Conference
3D Perceptual and Printing Tools Bring Entertainment Creativity to Manufacturing Reality- 3DS' Gentle Giant Studios Brings Movie Magic to The Story On Screen and at Home
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that CEO Avi Reichental will be speaking at the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) Creativity Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 2. The "Creativity Conference" is hosted in partnership by the MPAA, Microsoft and ABC News, and convenes leaders in entertainment, politics, technology, media and government to discuss how creativity is impacting technology breakthroughs and the American economy.
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Audionamix Offering New ADX TRAX Subscription Plans
Pricing Now Includes Unlimited Separation Minutes
Audionamix, the global leader in audio source separation, has introduced new subscription plans for its unique, award-winning ADX TRAX software, that quickly separates full mixes into two high-quality audio files: vocal and instrumental. The new pricing is designed to meet a variety of project needs, giving the pro audio community several options for utilizing this time-saving tool for speeding up the labor-intensive task of creating vocal isolations and instrumental tracks.
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Superstar Singers, Body Builders and Energy Giants Boost Content Creation with CatDV Media Asset Management (MAM)
News: Superstar Singers, Body Builders and Energy Giants Boost Content Creation with CatDV Media Asset Management (MAM)Square Box Systems, developer of leading media asset management system CatDV, today revealed details of how CatDV is being used to support content creation across a wide variety of industries and market sectors, with customers reporting significant time savings and productivity advantages.
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Aframe Helps Maverick TV Move Digital Dailies and Add Metadata to All Content for TV Show “Gok Does Panto”
Maverick TV, the production company behind “Embarrassing Bodies,” “Island Hospital” and “Bizarre ER,” has used Aframe’s cloud video production platform to help expedite production of its TV show “Gok Does Panto.”
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MEF’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) Event Builds Momentum With 11 New Sponsors
Verizon, AT&T, Tata Communications, and Colt Technology Services Among The Latest To Join
The MEF is pleased to announce growing sponsor support for the industry-wide Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) conference being held on November 17-20, 2014 at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C. Several dozen leading global, national, and regional service providers, network technology and management solution providers, training companies, testing firms, and other organizations have lined up to sponsor GEN14.
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​POST-NAB 2014 Editors’ Lounge To Feature The Latest From Avid
Whether you attended NAB this year, or couldn’t make it, you won’t want to miss this month’s Editors’ Lounge where industry professionals will have the chance to get an up-close look at all the new features and latest gear from Avid. Product designers and managers are coming from the Massachusetts office to give demonstrations throughout the evening and will be available to answer questions and discuss Avid’s strategy and vision for the future. Special date for the event will be Friday, April 25th at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave, Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required to attend the event.
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Post-Nab 2014 Editors’ Lounge To Feature The Latest From Avid
News: Post-Nab 2014 Editors’ Lounge To Feature The Latest From AvidWhether you attended NAB this year, or couldn’t make it, you won’t want to miss this month’s Editors’ Lounge where industry professionals will have the chance to get an up-close look at all the new features and latest gear from Avid. Product designers and managers are coming from the Massachusetts office to give demonstrations throughout the evening and will be available to answer questions and discuss Avid’s strategy and vision for the future. Special date for the event will be Friday, April 25th at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave, Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required to attend the event.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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Anvato Wins Streaming Media Best of NAB 2014 Award
Anvato, the integrated TV Everywhere platform provider for broadcasters, was honored as the winner of the Best of NAB 2014 Award, presented by Streaming Media magazine.
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Echostreams Teams Up with LSI and Microsoft to Demonstrate High-Availability Virtualized Shared Storage for Media Professionals at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas at LVCC Booth No.SL10810
Company showcases a complete family of Microsoft Server 2012 R2 certified cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms designed for OEMs, ranging from entry-level UP Intel E3 Haswell to top-of-the-line DP E5 Ivy Bridge, enhanced with LSI Syncro™® CS 9271-8i active/active redundant RAID adapters.
Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC. today announced the availability of an entire family of redundant server platforms, DuraStreams™, that are designed specifically for various Small-Medium-Business (SMB) verticals, with the support of the latest LSI Syncro® CS HA DAS technology. These platforms are certified under Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 for continuous availability, ideal for OEMs, System Integrators and Value-Added-Resellers building “Business in a Box” and “Branch in a Box” all-in-one Windows Server Hyper-V appliances. Knowing there are different needs coming from different SMB verticals that cannot be satisfied with “one-size-fits-all” approach, Echostreams has developed not one, but five different cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms supporting E3, E5-1400, E5-1600, and E5-2600 platforms. Environments suitable for these cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms include Retail, Medical/Dental Offices, Hotels & Restaurants, Education, Media & Broadcasting, and many others.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Streams Content Through the Cloud
Grass Valley Offers Customers the Ability to Stream Content to The Cloud Across the Globe Using Microsoft Azure
Booths SL206 and N2513 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that it will provide content producers using EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software a means of transcoding to a streaming format directly from their HQ/HQX assets. Microsoft Azure Media Services is licensing support for Grass Valley’s HQ Codec/HQX Codec, opening new doors for EDIUS users by giving them the improved functionality and flexibility to upload and stream content to a wider variety of environments through the cloud.
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Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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Dalet Adds More Functionality to Its Adobe Premiere Pro CC-Dalet MAM Integration
New Dalet Xtend Update Features Enhanced Adobe Project Sharing, Individual Sequence Saving and Proxy Editing, Plus Advanced Metadata Handling and Genealogy Tracking
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, unveiled a new release of its Dalet Xtend module for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC at NAB 2014 (booth SL2725). Deployed at several Dalet/Adobe customer sites, Dalet Xtend for Adobe lets Adobe Premiere Pro CC editors connect directly to the Dalet MAM platform.
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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5Latest Version of MTI Film’s All-In-One Dailies Solution Includes The CORTEX Manifest, a New Way to Maintain Media and Metadata Coherence From Set Through Post.
MTI Film will debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5, the latest version of its groundbreaking all-in-one dailies solution at NAB 2014. The new software includes a variety of upgrades designed to make it faster and easier to copy, color, sync and transcode camera files on-set, near-set and in post-production facilities. It also includes the CORTEX Manifest, a new and innovative tool for managing media and metadata from the set through delivery.
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Rapidly Expanding NewTek Developer Network Adds 22 Customer Workflows
NewTek Product Ecosystem Now Includes 57 Customer Solutions In Graphics, Streaming, Automation & Controllers, Content, Asset Management & Storage
NewTek™ today announced the addition of 22 new customer workflows into the NewTek Developer Network. The rapidly growing program now offers 57 innovative and seamlessly integrated workflows for TriCaster™ and 3Play™ users, extending significant time-and cost-savings efficiencies to anyone using NewTek live production tools.
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NVIDIA Showcases "4K Your Way" at NAB 2014
NVIDIA GPU Technology Powers Over 150 Solutions for Broadcasters, VFX Artists and Post-Production Pros and Supports the Most Demanding Real-time 4K Workflows
Whether HD or 4K, desktop or mobile, workstation or in the cloud, NVIDIA is demonstrating how its GPU technologies are behind almost every type of broadcast and post production workflow in booth SL 6825 at NAB 2014. NVIDIA GPUs power over 150 media and entertainment software applications, plugins and turnkey solutions, accelerating performance and providing advanced stereo capabilities and 4K support for even the most demanding workflows.
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New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production Solution
News: New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production SolutionAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today introduced Primestream NewsPod by ASG, a turnkey integrated HD production and automation package for small and medium-sized newsrooms. Built around Primestream’s FORK Production Suite, the end-to-end solution includes all the hardware and software required to ingest, edit, playout and distribute news content. Primestream will demonstrate its FORK Production Suite at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL10216), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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JVC Leads Industry to New Levels of IP Integration, Ships Prohd Broadcaster Server, Cameras for Advanced Live HD Streaming
News: JVC Leads Industry to New Levels of IP Integration, Ships Prohd Broadcaster Server, Cameras for Advanced Live HD StreamingJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced it is shipping its new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount cameras, as well as its new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi, which serves as the central component to JVC’s new Professional Streaming Services. The products are being demonstrated at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs through April 10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Pronology Offers Complete Integration and SaaS with its Digital Asset Management Platform
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is highlighting its comprehensive integration and Software as a Service offerings for its digital asset management system during the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL12410). Much more than simply a software provider, Pronology can also be contracted as a service to content producers who have no desire to undertake capital expenditures, but still wish to enjoy the editorial and financial benefits of a tapeless workflow.
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Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers A Media-Less Cloud-Based Workflow
AJ-PX5000G and Handheld AJ-PX270 Camcorders Upload Files Directly to Customers’ Aframe Accounts: No Computer Required
Panasonic has unveiled its plans to expand its network transmission function for the AJ-PX5000G 2/3” shoulder-mount and new AJ-PX270 handheld camcorders, both with native AVC-ULTRA recording, in partnership with cloud video platform provider Aframe. These innovative cameras will be enabled with both wired and wireless LAN connectivity as well as 4G to support a cloud-based network workflow. The camcorders can facilitate the work of professionals in both electronic newsgathering and remote production.
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Visual Unity and XroadMedia Deliver OTT Personalization Through vuDiscovery™
Leading OTT platform and multiscreen solution provider, Visual Unity Global has announced a strategic partnership with XroadMedia, a leading provider of content discovery, recommendation and targeting services. In this partnership XroadMedia will be delivering its advanced personalization services to power vuDiscovery™, the new content discovery service of Visual Unity’s award winning vuMedia™ platform.
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Panasonic Announces ProRes Codec Support For VariCam 35 4K And VariCam HS Cameras/Recorders
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam 35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today announced updates to its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers a Media-Less Cloud-Based Workflow
News: Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers a Media-Less Cloud-Based WorkflowAJ-PX5000G and Handheld AJ-PX270 Camcorders Upload Files Directly to Customers’ Aframe Accounts: No Computer Required
Panasonic has unveiled its plans to expand its network transmission function for the AJ-PX5000G 2/3” shoulder-mount and new AJ-PX270 handheld camcorders, both with native AVC-ULTRA recording, in partnership with cloud video platform provider Aframe. These innovative cameras will be enabled with both wired and wireless LAN connectivity as well as 4G to support a cloud-based network workflow. The camcorders can facilitate the work of professionals in both electronic newsgathering and remote production.
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Grass Valley Goes to the Cloud with Release of GV STRATUS Playout
Cloud-enabled operation uses revolutionary solid-state playout card to drive ultra-streamlined, scalable, reliable playout
Booths SL206 and N2513, April 7, 2014 — GV STRATUS Playout, a revolutionary, cloud-enabled Software as a Service (SaaS) playout technology will make its worldwide debut at NAB Show 2014. The groundbreaking new solution, which combines the efficiency and flexibility of true cloud computing with the performance and rock solid reliability of a solid-state playout server on a card, is a groundbreaking approach for regionalized and network center-based playout. The solution will be demonstrated on the Grass Valley stand in the North Hall, N2513.
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Harmonic Partners With Encoding.com on Cloud-Based Transcoding Service for Professional Video Applications
Powered by ProMedia® Carbon and Operated by Encoding.com, New Service Offers Greater Flexibility for Broadcast-Quality Video Transcoding
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, has teamed up with Encoding.com, the world's largest video transcoding service, to offer a highly flexible, cloud-based transcoding service that provides superior video quality, robust format support, and the flexibility of a feature-rich web application. Available as either a pure cloud-based or integrated cloud-burst offering, the new service provides content creators, service providers, and media professionals with an unlimited cloud capacity for converting broadcast-quality video content into virtually any standard media format, including HEVC, utilizing a pay-per-use business model for optimizing costs.
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Imagine Communications Acquires Digital Rapids
Creates industry's Most Robust TV Everywhere Portfolio, Enhances Software-Defined Workflow Management And Multiscreen Encoding, Transcoding Capabilities
Imagine Communications, a portfolio company of The Gores Group and a market share leader of software and networking solutions serving the global media and entertainment markets, today announced the acquisition of Digital Rapids, an award-winning innovator in IP and file-based media processing solutions and software-defined workflow management technologies.
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Public Debut of the New Grass Valley at NAB 2014
Merger of Grass Valley and Miranda Delivers A Game-Changing Force In Broadcast Technology - Future-Ready, Today
NAB 2014 sees the launch of a new leader in the broadcast technology industry, created by the merger of two of the market’s most respected and dynamic firms – Grass Valley and Miranda. The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is the latest addition to the Belden Inc. portfolio of best-in-class communications technology brands, and the result of Belden’s investment of $800 million over the past three years in the broadcast market. The new Grass Valley is uniquely placed to deliver the future of television, combining a strong understanding and vision of the workflows required for live and on-demand video with an unrivalled heritage of pioneering the way television is created, produced and delivered.
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Grass Valley Partners with Brightcove, Elemental, and ExciteM to Expand GV STRATUS and Ignite Workflow Capabilities
Integrated Solutions Offer Improved Workflows to Enable Broadcasters to Better Monetize Content and Create New Business Opportunities
To meet the growing demands of a multiscreen audience, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has partnered with Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV), Elemental, and ExciteM to integrate each company’s solutions with the GV STRATUS Digital Media Platform (DMP) and the Ignite Automated Production System. This gives broadcasters a single and robust workflow for distributing content across multiple digital media platforms, including broadcast, web, and mobile applications for both automated video-on-demand (VOD) and live streaming with content replacement. It further positions GV STRATUS and Ignite as the industry standard for efficient production and distribution workflows.
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Grass Valley Introduces New GV STRATUS Media Services for News Production, Live Production, Digital Media Platforms, and Playout
GV STRATUS New Media Services Enable Forward-Looking Master Control and Web/Mobile Distribution Workflows
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced new media services for its market-leading GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production Tools. The GV STRATUS service-oriented architecture (SOA) allows customers to purchase, combine, and configure the precise functional components they need to build and orchestrate the most efficient workflows for their unique production environments with GV STRATUS News, GV STRATUS Live, GV STRATUS Digital Media Platforms (DMP), and GV STRATUS Playout.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces OS and Hardware Updates to Industry Leading EVO Shared Storage NAS+SAN System
News: Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces OS and Hardware Updates to Industry Leading EVO Shared Storage NAS+SAN SystemEVO v5.6 Introduces New Features Including Dropbox Integration and Enhanced Asset Management Functionality
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced an all new version of its EVO Shared Storage Server, version 5.6. The latest version includes new project, workflow, and asset management functionality plus more performance and scalability for production teams of any size.
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CatDV Extends Leadership in Asset Management Partnerships at NAB 2014 (SL5025)
Square Box Systems, developer of leading asset management system CatDV, has further extended the essential technology integrations that form the solid foundation stones of effective asset management, with today’s announcement of new integration partners, and with CatDV appearing on more partner booths than ever during NAB 2014.
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CatDV Boosts Muscle-Power In Broadcast & Cinema Asset Management at NAB 2014 (SL5025)
Square Box Systems, the leading developer of asset management systems, will preview major new versions of its CatDV and CatDV Pegasus asset management systems at NAB 2014. The forthcoming CatDV 11 and Pegasus 11 feature support for the very latest broadcast standards, high-end digital cinematography cameras and editorial workflows, and will be shown at CatDV’s booth #SL5025, along with upgraded web client, workflow and online support tools.
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LMG Selects Snell as Technology Partner for Transition to Full 4K Solution in Live Event Staging
Kahuna 360 switching and Sirius 830 routing to seamlessly manage multiple format sources quickly and effectively
Snell today announced that live event staging company LMG has chosen Snell to help deliver cutting-edge video experiences to its customers. Snell will provide key elements of the technology infrastructure, enabling multi-format content switching and simultaneous live feeds in 4K. The announcement underlines Snell’s commitment to helping customers make the transition to 4K by putting 4K functionality at the core of its entire product portfolio.
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As America's Test Kitchen enters its 15th season on PBS, they've made the switch to Premiere Pro Creative Cloud. Post-production Supervisor and director Herb Sevush has been with the show from the beginning, and confessed some trepidation moving away from FCP 7, but has found it to be a great fit for their data-intensive, increasingly 4K multicam production, and his work with remote editors. Here, Herb offers some insights into both the why and the how of their switch, with special attention to Premiere Pro CC's approach to multicam.
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Video production company wins clients with outstanding time-lapse photography and videos developed using Adobe Creative Cloud Over the course of 12 years, Drew Geraci’s has gone from being a photographer’s mate on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to a sought-after time-lapse photographer and videographer. After leaving the U.S. Navy, Geraci...
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Airline’s in-house video team uses Adobe Creative Cloud to tell stories that engage and inspire crewmembers and customers JetBlue Airways began flying in 2000 with a promise “to bring humanity back to air travel.” That commitment is the backbone of the airline’s external brand, as well as its internal culture;...
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As a senior engineering manager at Adobe, I’ve been very lucky to visit broadcasters, post houses, and other customers all around the world. I really appreciate learning about how customers use our products and what types of content they produce. Getting to know the people and the cultures during these...
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