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MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter
News: MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter"Meet Sunny and Steve," the charming characters brought to life by MPC NY in a light-hearted short film written and directed under one roof by in-house talent Bill Dorais and Ty Coyle. Born out of MPC’s love for storytelling, the passion project quickly turned into an ongoing creative platform to collaborate, experiment, and develop talent within the MPC NY character design team.
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CG Supervisor Eric Clément Joins Cinesite's Montréal Team
News: CG Supervisor Eric Clément Joins Cinesite's Montréal TeamCinesite announced today that Canadian Eric Clément has joined their team in Montréal as CG Supervisor. He brings with him a wealth of experience and a strong reputation in the visual effects industry.
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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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Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 Developers
News: Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 DevelopersFull Integration of Game Industry’s Leading Next-Gen Texture Development Tool on Epic Games’ GitHub
Today, Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine is coming to one of the gaming world’s favorite development platforms. With a full integration into Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), Substance Engine makes the creation of next-gen textures a seamless experience for even the most ambitious of game developers. No purchase required, just a free plugin available for all Unreal Engine 4 developers.
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HDBaseT Alliance Will Demo Primeview’s New Super Narrow Gap Video Wall Solution at NAB Show 2014
Primeview’s New Display Features a Nearly Invisible Bezel and HDBaseT Technology Integration
The HDBaseT Alliance booth at the 2014 NAB show will feature the first-ever public demonstration of Primeview’s newest HDBaseT-enabled Super Narrow Gap 55” LED LCD video wall solution. The Primeview engineering team has managed to reduce the bezel gap by 40 percent, making it the industry’s thinnest display bezel at a nearly seamless 3.6 mm. This unique design and HDBaseT integration make it ideal for video walls in broadcast control rooms and studios. NAB Show attendees can see a demonstration of a 2x2 video wall at the Alliance’s booth (booth# SU11914).
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The TV Event of the Summer: After 25 Years and All 70 Poirot Adaptations, David Suchet's Iconic Portrayal Comes to End
Agatha Christie's Poirot Series Finale Only on Acorn TV - The Premier British TV Streaming Service will Exclusively Debut The Final Three Mysteries, Including "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case"
With the summer 2014 premiere of the final episodes, David Suchet will have completed the unsurpassed feat of portraying Agatha Christie's beloved detective Hercule Poirot in all 70 Poirot stories. For the last 25 years, David Suchet has been synonymous with the brilliant Belgian detective and recently received Royal Television Society's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on Poirot. RLJ Entertainment (Nasdaq:RLJE) is excited to announce the exclusive premiere of Agatha Christie's Poirot's final three feature-length mysteries, including "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case," on Acorn TV, the first streaming service focused on the best of British TV in North America.
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FXHOME Announces HitFilm Plugins for After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Vegas and Motion
More than 130 VFX, Compositing, Motion Graphics and Grading Plugins Now Available for the First Time
FXHOME has today announced that many of its VFX, compositing, motion graphics and grading effects will soon be available for the first time for After Effects, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Motion. The versatile plugins collection from the software developer’s popular HitFilm video editing programme will be launched at the 2014 NAB Show on 7-10 April in Las Vegas.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders With Introduction Of PIX 270i and PIX 250i AT NAB 2014
New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014
News: Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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RTW Introduces TM3-Primus Touchmonitor
News: RTW Introduces TM3-Primus TouchmonitorUltra-Compact Meter Enables Extensive Loudness and Audio Metering Capabilities for a Variety of Applications and Budgets
RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to introduce at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C1246), the new TM3-Primus, a highly compact and innovative addition to the company’s TouchMonitor range of audio meters. This latest model from the award-winning TouchMonitor series provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments.
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Colorfront Launches Express Dailies 2014 And On-Set Dailies 2014 With Transkoder
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, today introduced the latest 2014 versions of its industry-leading dailies software – Express Dailies 2014 and On-Set Dailies 2014 with the new Transkoder option. Colorfront will show both new products during NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Panasonic Debuts 98” And 84” Professional 4K LED Displays at National Association Of Broadcasters Show
Durable, Reliable Ultra HD LQ70 Series Displays Join Additional New Panasonic AV Solutions at NAB Booth C3607
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leader in delivering technology solutions for government, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced two new large-format 4K LED displays along with other new professional AV technologies at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.
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JVC Firmware Upgrade Adds Advanced Streaming Features, 50 MBPS Recording To GY-HM650 ProHD Mobile News Camera
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced a firmware upgrade that adds Zixi advanced streaming capabilities to its GY-HM650 mobile news camera. The 3.0 upgrade also adds the Extreme High Quality (XHQ) mode, which offers virtually lossless 50 Mbps H.264 recording to the GY-HM650 and GY-HM600. JVC will demonstrate the new features at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF Central microLite HD camera-back transmitters, including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
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Atomos Launch Ninja Star
Atomos Launch Pocket Sized ProRes Recorder at NAB 2014
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, will launch the Ninja Star at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532). The Ninja Star is a must have for people who need to "Record Apple ProRes on Board" camera rigs, such as Drones, RC Helicopters, extreme sports and Reality TV.
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BT Media and Broadcast (BT M&B) and Pacific Television Center (PacTV) Strike Network Sharing Deal
BT Media and Broadcast, the global media services division of BT Plc, and PacTV, the transmission and live production provider to the global broadcast industry, today announced that each would be offering the world-wide reach and services of the other to their customers in a new network collaboration arrangement.
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New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité Filmmakers
News: New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité FilmmakersCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of the compact Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders, building on technologies carried over from the XA25 and XA20 Professional Camcorders and offering improved performance and enhanced operability in response to industry feedback.
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Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCS
News: Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCSCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, shared today that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced a software upgrade for the EOS C500 digital cinema camera (launched in October 2012), part of Canon's Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, that will enable users to more efficiently on-set production workflows. The Company plans to offer the free-of-charge Cinema RAW Development software upgrade* starting in October 2014.
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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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Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
New advanced Ultra HD live production switcher allows live production in SD, HD and Ultra HD, with 20 6G-SDI sources, SuperSource™, DVE, motion graphics and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, a new extremely powerful 2 M/E based Ultra HD live production switcher with 20 6G-SDI inputs, SuperSource layering engine and much more for $3,995.
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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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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS With 1080p High-Speed AVC-ULTRA Recording To 240fps
Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 AVC-ULTRA Acquisition for Field Mastering and Archiving, Plus Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common Recording Module
Panasonic has introduced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording.(The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.)
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Panasonic Announces Apple ProRes Codec Support For Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today revealed updates to its new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 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 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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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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Spring Vacationers Combine High Tech and the Outdoors With Accessories From Adorama’s iPhone Toolshed
Adorama’s Handpicked Selection of Smartphone Accessories Expands to Include an Instant Lab for Mobile Photo Printing, An iPhone Case With Polarizer Filter, Solar Charges and Many More Accessories to Help Make Your Spring Vacation Unforgettable
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, video and electronics retailers, and a leading destination for iPhone photo specialty accessories, recently added a collection of vacation-ready smartphone photography accessories to its iPhone Toolshed– a carefully curated collection of unique, useful and fun iPhoneography gear. Whether you’re exploring a whole new city, taking a road trip to the beach or camping far from civilization (and a power outlet), smartphone users want their fully charged phones nearby so they can capture every spring vacation memory.
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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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Miller Camera Support, LLC Hosts Seminars From Industry Leaders At The 2014 NAB SHOW
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Hosts Seminars From Industry Leaders At The 2014 NAB SHOWInfluential Speakers from the Film & Television Industries Talk Technology
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, welcomes three, leading influencers from the film and television industries to host seminars on the latest techniques and technologies at the company’s NAB Booth C9520 on Wednesday April 9 during the show. Accredited time-lapse photographer Ryan Killackey, renowned filmmaker Ketch Rossi and esteemed British filmmaker Philip Bloom will each share their insights into the complex, inner workings of the film and television industries and why they choose to rely on Miller Camera Support, LLC equipment when out in the field.
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MovieRecorder 3 Leverages the Power of the New Mac Pro and Final Cut Pro X
News: MovieRecorder 3 Leverages the Power of the New Mac Pro and Final Cut Pro XWith the announcement of both MovieRecorder 3 and the M80 bundle that provides 8 HD channels of ingest using a single Thunderbolt 2 port, Softron Media Services is demonstrating its continued belief that the Macintosh is the optimal workstation for multichannel ingest.
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MovieRecorder 3 Now with the Smart Record Engine
Softron Media Services has launched MovieRecorder 3, a major upgrade to the MovieRecorder capture software family. MovieRecorder 3 now has the same features as MovieRecorder, MovieRecorder Express and MovieStreamer HLS combined, and more! It is ideal for multicamera ingest thanks to a new easy to use user interface and can encode one stream simultaneously to different destinations using different codecs. The support of Avid MXF DNxHD shows the dedication of Softron to provide efficient ingest solutions to as many users as possible.
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Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014
News: Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014Codex recording and workflow technologies were used in the production of a wide range of Hollywood studio and independent motion pictures on release in the coming months – from touching teenage romances and dance comedies, to high-octane racing dramas and VFX-laden sci-fi fantasies.
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Dalet Acquires AmberFin - Purchase Strengthens Dalet’s Leadership In MAM
AmberFin’s world-class video processing and media transformation products add depth and breadth to Dalet’s portfolio
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for broadcasters and content providers, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Advent Venture Partners to acquire AmberFin, the highly regarded, UK-based company that specializes in video ingest, complex media manipulation, transcoding and quality control (QC) solutions.
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NAB 2014: JVC Expands ENG Live HD Streaming, Shares 4K Plans
Everyone wants to be first, especially news operations. Over the past few years, JVC Professional Products Company has introduced a number of firsts for the broadcast industry, and the 2014 NAB Show is no exception. JVC is dedicated to delivering products that help broadcasters be first on-air and first on-line, with innovative, built-in IP connectivity that encourages broadcasters to embrace the cloud and leave the microwave or satellite truck in the parking garage.
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axle Video Media Management to Be Showcased By New Partners Dell, Harmonic, IBM, Promise, and Qualstar at NAB 2014
Signals Broad Acceptance for “Radically Simple” Media Management
axle Video, the company redefining media management, is proud to announce five new strategic partners: Dell, Harmonic, IBM, Promise, and Qualstar. Each is a well-established provider of innovative, high quality storage solutions. Together, they address applications from on-line storage to archive, and appeal to customers from independent producers to global broadcasters.
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Studio Technologies Ships Updated Versions of Popular Model 41 and 42A IFB Interface
News: Studio Technologies Ships Updated Versions of Popular Model 41 and 42A IFB InterfaceStudio Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of tailored high-performance audio, video and fiber-optic products for the professional audio, installation and broadcast markets, is now shipping enhanced versions of the popular Model 41 and Model 42A Line-Level Audio to IFB Circuit Interfaces (Booth C11149). The units have received revised and updated circuitry and components for increased long-term reliability in tough field applications. The enclosure for both models has also been upgraded to aluminum, effectively reducing overall unit weight by 3 pounds (1.4 kg), while still maintaining the steel front panel for rugged performance in rack-mount applications.
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Manios Digital & Film to Showcase Kinotehnik Viewfinders
News: Manios Digital & Film to Showcase Kinotehnik ViewfindersManufacturer’s Popular LVDVFe Includes New Remote Control Feature; LCDVF Offers Diopter Option.
At NAB 2014, Manios Digital & Film will showcase the full product line from Kinotehnik, a world leader in the high quality camera accessories, including newly-upgraded versions of its popular LCDVF and LCDVFe viewfinders for DSLRs.
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WDBJ7 Upgrades to Native HD ENG, Adds Live Streaming with New JVC ProHD Broadcaster Server, GY-HM890 Cameras
News: WDBJ7 Upgrades to Native HD ENG, Adds Live Streaming with New JVC ProHD Broadcaster Server, GY-HM890 CamerasJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced WDBJ7, the CBS affiliate for the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va., market (DMA #66), has purchased 16 GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which will replace an aging fleet of Panasonic SD camcorders and upgrade the station’s ENG operations to native HD acquisition. The station has also purchased JVC’s new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi to produce live HD streaming reports from the field using the cameras paired with 4G LTE modems or hotspots.
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AMD, Blackmagic Design, Fusion-io, and LumaForge to Demonstrate World’s Fastest 4K Video Workstation at NAB 2014.
Combining the Blistering Performance of the New AMD FirePro™ W9100 Professional Graphics with the High-End Functionality of Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve™ Color Grading Software and the Lightning Speed of the Fusion ioFX Memory Tier, LumaForge will demonstrate the World’s Fastest Real-Time 4K Video Processing Workstation at the 2014 NAB Expo.
As announced on Wednesday March 26, 2014, AMD will be releasing a new version of their flagship professional FirePro graphic card. The FirePro W9100 graphics represents the latest innovation in multi-core, high throughput OpenCL graphics processing. AMD and its solution partners are pleased to be demonstrating the new professional graphics in action at this coming NAB Expo to be held in Las Vegas from April 7 -10. Visit the AMD booth at #SL10405 to see the demonstration.
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Union Visual Effects Re-Creates Renaissance Era Florence for the Second Season of "Da Vinci’s Demons."
Union VFX has provided key visual effects work over several episodes of the second season of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons”, produced by Adjacent Productions, it was announced today. The first episode premieres in the UK on April 4 at 10PM on FOX UK.
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MPC LA, Johnny Green and Deutsch LA Introduce New HTC Campaign Featuring Gary Oldman
News: MPC LA, Johnny Green and Deutsch LA Introduce New HTC Campaign Featuring Gary OldmanMPC LA teamed up with RESET Director Johnny Green and Deutsch LA to unleash an all-new ad campaign for HTC. In a rare commercial appearance by acclaimed British actor Gary Oldman, the campaign brings an unconventional and clever twist to this latest commercial execution to unveil the HTC One M8 smartphone. Instead of focusing on the device’s innovative features, the campaign goes against the grain with a direct and understated approach that challenges viewers to “ask the Internet” if they wish to learn more about the HTC One, which is ultimately "designed for people who form their own opinions."
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New ProMAX Tech PartnersFuel New Connected Workflows at NAB
Shared Storage System Manufacturer Announces New Platform Software Innovations, New Technology Partners, and Platform Studio Giveaway
ProMAX Systems, manufacturer of multi-functional, high-performance shared storage servers and editing workstations continues to add smart improvements to their Platform shared storage systems, with new feature previews and new technology partnerships launching at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 7th- 10th.
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Chris Manley Asc, Director Of Photography For “Mad Men” Appears On The Go Creative Show!
News: Chris Manley Asc, Director Of Photography For “Mad Men” Appears On The Go Creative Show!Chris Manley, Director of Photography for the hit AMC series “Mad Men” joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss the finale season of Mad Men, his extensive TV career and his upcoming film, Matthew Weiner’s “You Are Here” starring Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, and Owen Wilson.
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Lipsync Prepares For "Girls’ Night Out"
Other Forthcoming Film Projects Include "Bill", "The Face Of An Angel" and "London Road"
LipSync will provide equity investment and post-production services for the film "Girls’ Night Out," produced by Ecosse Films. Directed by Julian Jarrold, the film is a fairy tale re-imagining of V.E. Day in 1945, when Princess Margaret and her sister Elizabeth are allowed out of Buckingham Palace for the night, where they encounter romance and danger.
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KSNV Purchases JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras to Allow Live HD Streaming for ENG Crews
News: KSNV Purchases JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras to Allow Live HD Streaming for ENG CrewsJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, Nev. (DMA #42), has ordered 16 GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders for ENG use. According to Tony Somma, director of broadcast engineering and technology, the new camera’s ability to transmit live HD footage or allow FTP file transfer back to the station using a 4G LTE modem was a major selling point.
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DAX Mobile Now Available as an iPhone App
iDailies® Service for iPhone App Available for TV and Feature Content Producers
DAX, the leading provider of production workflow applications, together with Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), is introducing DAX|Mobile® with iDailies®, a subscription service exclusively for Apple’s iPhone. The new iPhone app joins the iPad app in the iTunes App Store as an innovative collaboration workflow tool for professional TV/movie production, post-production, marketing and creative executives who require working 24/7 access to in-progress content.
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Sachtler V-Mount Digital Battery and Fast Charger Series Launching at NAB 2014
News: Sachtler V-Mount Digital Battery and Fast Charger Series  Launching at NAB 2014New Lines are Uniquely Optimized to Power Today's Cameras and Auxiliary Equipment
Sachtler®, a Vitec Group brand and world leading producer of camera support equipment, will introduce its new V-Mount Digital Battery Series and Fast Charger Series at NAB 2014. The high performance V-Mount Digital Battery Series enhances Sachtler's industry leading roster of products with a battery line optimized specifically to power the digital cameras now being used for broadcast, cinema, and new media production. The Fast Charger Series supports the V-mount battery with a new algorithm that ensures the fastest available charging sequence while delivering superior energy efficiency. Sachtler will unveil these innovative lines at their exhibit (booth #C6025) at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, which runs April 7-10.
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PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014
News: PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, will host a fully functional Accelerated Media Technologies (AMT) news truck from Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based independent global transmission and production company, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth OE1344). The must-see vehicle, parked at IMT’s outdoor booth, is ideal for live production, location shots, playout, remote production and transmission backup, and is equipped with IMT’s Nucomm Newscaster VT7.4 HD/SD ENG/SNG/OB Van Transmitter, among additional high-end gear.
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MultiDyne® Introduces All-Optical LightningSwitch for Simple, Cost-Effective Routing of Fiber-Optic Signals
Low Profile Routing Switch Eliminates Fiber Patch Panels, Making it Easy to Reroute Any Fiber-Optic Path, Including One-Way and Bidirectional Camera, Audio, and Data Streams
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced LightningSwitch, a 48x48 optical-to-optical routing switch that simplifies the routing of fiber-optic signals within broadcast infrastructures by eliminating the need for fiber patch panels. Relying on highly reliable piezoelectric beam-steering technology, LightningSwitch minimizes optical connection loss and maximizes optical performance from a high-density, compact 1-RU chassis, enabling cost-effective, trouble-free optical routing of video, audio, and data signals. Applications include broadcast and transmission facilities, sports venues, outside broadcast vehicles, cross-campus networks, postproduction, and satellite uplink management.
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TED2014 Speaks Up with DPA Microphones
News: TED2014 Speaks Up with DPA MicrophonesMcCune Audio, Full-Service Technical Event Specialists, Rely on Classic 4088s and d:screet 4060s to Mic guests and Props for the Renowned Conference
Heard by thousands of people through live audiences, simulcasts, webcasts and recordings, and millions more through online video engines, the annual TED Conference requires gear that matches its prestige. With discussions that address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, microphones are vital to all TED audiences. To provide the ultimate in sound quality for presenters and performers at TED2014, technical team from McCune Audio/Video, the symposium’s sound services company, relies on DPA Microphones’ classic 4088 Directional Headset Microphones and d:screet 4060 Omnidirectional Microphone.
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Broadcast Pix Offers Special Financing, ‘Sports Bundle’ Promotion
News: Broadcast Pix Offers Special Financing, ‘Sports Bundle’ PromotionBroadcast Pix™ today announced new financing packages designed to help customers upgrade to new technology without a large initial cash outlay. Through a partnership with First Option Capital, Broadcast Pix U.S.-based customers have access to several financing products and payment plans through June 30, 2014. Broadcast Pix also announced a “Sports Bundle” promotion that provides discounts for integrated production systems that are tailored for live sports productions.
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Signiant Launches SkyDrop Hybrid SaaS Solution to Accelerate Movement of Large Data Sets Into and Out of Cloud Storage
Intelligent File Movement Software Leader Extends Cloud Platform, Offers Scalable and Reliable High-Speed On-Ramp to Cloud
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement, today announced a significant extension of the company’s cloud portfolio with the introduction of Signiant SkyDrop – the first and only commercially available hybrid SaaS solution that accelerates the movement of big data and professional media files into and out of cloud storage. Unlike other acceleration offerings, Signiant SkyDrop is a genuine cloud-formed solution that leverages managed cloud infrastructure, in contrast to software that customers must deploy and manage.
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MAXON and Vizrt Announce New Integration Between Cinema 4D and Viz Artist
CINEWARE Allows for Streamlined 3D Design Workflow Via Native CINEMA 4D File Import into Viz Artist; Demos During the 2014 NAB Show at Vizrt Booth #SL 2419
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced a new co-development with Vizrt, a leading provider of content production systems, to bring a new level of integration between its powerful CINEMA 4D application and the Vizrt real-time modeling and animation solution – Viz Artist. The streamlined workflow allows CINEMA 4D projects to be directly imported into Viz Artist through MAXON’s CINEWARE technology, a live 3D exchange that provides a bridge between the two applications.
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Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For Everyone
News: Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For EveryoneThe Devil & Demon Strategy today announced the availability of super-computers for everyone. The new product line of custom-tuned Devil supercomputers and fast Demon workstations unleash unparalleled computing muscle in small footprints, with a breakthrough business model delivering flexible and cost-competitive purchasing options. Devil and Demon Strategy, will launch at NAB 2014, April 5-10 in Las Vegas, at booth #OE1358.
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FOR-A to Show Off Fujitsu IP Encoder and Decoder Solutions at NAB 2014
News: FOR-A to Show Off Fujitsu IP Encoder and Decoder Solutions at NAB 2014Company is North American Distributor of Fujitsu Video Transmission Products
At the upcoming NAB Show, FOR-A will showcase Fujitsu’s line of high-performance video transmission solutions. FOR-A will be exhibiting in booth C5117 at NAB, which takes place April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company recently became North American distributor of Fujitsu’s encoder and decoder solutions.
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FUJIFILM’S New Zoom Goes Wide, Then Long to Stay with the Action
News: FUJIFILM’S New Zoom Goes Wide, Then Long to Stay with the ActionHA18x5.5 offers 18x Zoom from 5.5MM at the Wide Angle To 100MM on the Telephoto End
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will introduce its HA18x5.5 HD zoom at the annual NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, starting on April 7th.. The company will exhibit in NAB Booth #C7025.
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Media Links Inc. Promotes David Herfert to Vice President of Sales, Americas
Media Links Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Global Links, the market leader in broadcast and network transport over IP solutions, today announced the promotion of David Herfert to Vice President of Sales, Americas. In this role, Dave will continue to develop the Media Links Inc. sales strategy as well as lead the sales team for the US, Canada, Mexico, and South America.
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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation & BOHAN Team With Director Jeff Bednarz & Lucky Post’s Logan Hefflefinger To Embrace Health Through Play
News: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation & BOHAN Team With Director Jeff Bednarz & Lucky Post’s Logan Hefflefinger To Embrace Health Through PlayPlay is at the heart of this new campaign for the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation (THF) where children are encouraged to take an active role, literally, in their well-being. Lucky Post Editor Logan Hefflefinger worked closely with director Jeff Bednarz’ and agency BOHAN to craft vignettes that show the sporting fun and connectedness kids experience in this fitness partnership between THF and the state of Tennessee.
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Switronix NAB 2014 New Product Releases
Switronix is excited to announce new products debuting at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Aspera Expands Partner Ecosystem at NAB 2014
Leading Media Technology Providers are Adopting Aspera FASPTM to Enable High-Performance Content Storage, Processing and Distribution
Booth SL8511- Aspera, Inc., an IBM Company and creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, expanded its partner ecosystem with new joint solutions powered by Aspera FASP™ high-speed transport technology.
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New Grass Valley Shows Off IP Expertise at NAB 2014
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will further expand its already extensive IP portfolio with the launch of the IRG-3401 IP Gateway module and Kaleido-IP X310 multiviewer at NAB 2014. These join the previously announced NVISION 8500 IP Gateway as new IP solutions for NAB.
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Pictorvision Announces the MINI-ECLIPSE Stabilized Aerial and Ground Head
Pictorvision, the leaders in gyro stabilized camera systems, is pleased to announce the mini-Eclipse™, the first compact head designed specifically for both the air and ground. This breakthrough is made possible by the next generation of stabilization technology: Gen-V™.
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Pronology’s Digital Asset Management System Streamlines Workflow for "Big Brother Canada"
Reality TV Show Relies on Comprehensive Solution for Multi-Camera Production
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is pleased to announce that once again Insight Productions has chosen its software platform to manage the enormous number of assets that the hit reality TV show," Big Brother Canada" will generate during the current production of Season 2. This marks the second collaboration, as the production also relied on Pronology for the reality show’s debut season. Insight Productions produces "Big Brother Canada" in partnership with Shaw Media and Endemol International.
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Appear TV Demonstrates Key Modular Headend Technologies at 2014 NAB Show
Designed to Allow Broadcasters and IPTV Operators to Support Multiple Transmission Formats Simultaneously
Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation headends for broadcast and IP television, will showcase its modular platform, supporting top transmission functions, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SU6110). On display will be modules providing multiple processes for all stages of the transmission chain, from content aggregation and video processing to multiplexing and multiple carrier delivery.
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Hummingbird Productions Produces Highly Moving Score Behind "Living Hope"
News: Hummingbird Productions Produces Highly Moving Score Behind "Living Hope"New Independent Documentary Film Profiling People Helping the Poor in South Africa
Hummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the entertainment and advertising industries, has contributed the score behind the just released documentary film “Living Hope.” The new film depicts the stories of three extraordinary individuals who have devoted their lives to serving the poor in South Africa. The announcement was made today by Bob Farnsworth, CEO/Founder/Creative Director, Hummingbird Productions.
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Panasonic Set to Host Global Streaming Webcast, ‘LIVE @ NAB’
A-List Panel Of Industry Experts, Never-Before-Seen Content Headline Google+ Hangout sessions
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America announced plans to host a global, interactive webcast, titled ‘LIVE @ NAB,’ on April 7 during the 2014 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show. Highlighted by a ‘can’t miss’ lineup of expert panelists, the interactive webcast is designed to entertain and inform by dissecting and discussing the hottest industry topics.
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RTW Debuts New Masterclass Plugins Series at 2014 NAB SHOW
News: RTW Debuts New Masterclass Plugins Series at 2014 NAB SHOWRTW Loudness Tools First in New Range of RTW Masterclass PlugIns
RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce the debut its Masterclass PlugIns range at the 2014 NAB Show (C1246). The new software provides the company’s renowned metering tools as standard-format plug-ins for Windows and Mac OS platforms. The RTW Loudness Tools, scheduled for availability in May, will be the first of the company’s monitoring products available as part of the new range. This will allow a larger number of RTW customers to access its award-winning metering tools.
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International Datacasting Unveils New Video Products at 2014 NAB Show
News: International Datacasting Unveils New Video Products at 2014 NAB ShowInternational Datacasting (TSX: IDC) will expand its portfolio of solutions at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, with the launch of new products for high performance video contribution, targeted ad insertion, and the latest video compression technologies to deliver premium content in Ultra High Definition format.
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NAB News: Manios Digital & Film Debuts Low-Cost, High Resolution Field Monitor
News: NAB News:  Manios Digital & Film Debuts Low-Cost, High Resolution Field MonitorNew 7-inch LED Monitor Works with Most Popular DSLR Cameras and Camcorders While Priced Below $450.
At NAB 2014, Manios Digital & Film will introduce a 7-inch LED 1080p HDMI field monitor that is packed with professional features and available at a price that is a breakthrough for its class.
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Object Matrix Announces New Products, Functionality and Pricing At NAB
Object Matrix, developer of trusted object based nearline archive systems today introduces the following new features, products and pricing models to be launched at the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas.
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Signiant Strengthens Board With Two Industry Leaders
Appointments Underline Business Growth and Technical Innovation in Cloud Technology
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today announced that two of the media industry’s most prominent technology executives have joined its Board of Directors. The appointments come at a time when the company’s leadership position in cloud technology and innovative next-generation offerings are driving unprecedented growth in Signiant’s business.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Eng Motorcycle Goes Full Throttle at NAB 2014
Fully Functional News Chopper Provides Unprecedented On-Location Coverage
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, introduces a fully functional ENG motorcycle at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Featuring IMT’s Nucomm CPTx-II Compact Portable Transmitter (CPTx-II), the motorcycle news vehicle is on display at IMT’s outdoor booth throughout the duration of the show.
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Arrow Media Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform for All Productions
News: Arrow Media Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform for All ProductionsAframe’s Cloud Video Platform to Save Storage Costs, and Enable Rapid and Secure Remote Review and Approval
Arrow Media, one of the UK's top independent creative forces, has selected Aframe as its corporate cloud video platform. Aframe will be used across all Arrow Media’s productions, to facilitate the production process and enable lower costs, as well as secure and very reliable storage. The move is part of Arrow Media’s strategic focus on new technologies, and particularly cloud-based solutions, to maintain its agility as it continues its rapid expansion.
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StorageDNA Introduces DNA Evolution 3.5 With Built-in MAM, Conform and Direct LTO Workflows
News: StorageDNA Introduces DNA Evolution 3.5 With Built-in MAM, Conform and Direct LTO WorkflowsFull-Featured LTO LTFS Archive Solution With Powerful Integrated MAM, Conform and Next Generation Direct LTO Workflows for More Cost-Effective Media Pipelines
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent nearline and archive workflow solutions for media professionals, will feature the latest version of its LTO LTFS archive and MAM solution, DNA Evolution™ at the 2014 NAB Show in StorageDNA's booth SL10621. DNA Evolution 3.5 is a groundbreaking media archive and media asset manager (MAM) workflow solution that helps build a more cost-effective, accessible, searchable, and secure archive that is easy to scale. Built on Linear Tape-Open with Linear Tape File System (LTO LTFS) technology, it delivers the fastest data movement, search, restore, and access of digital file-based content.
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Riptide Music Group Expands Executive Roster and Names Dan Silver VP of Creative
News: Riptide Music Group Expands Executive Roster and Names Dan Silver VP of CreativeNewly formed Riptide Music Group has named Dan Silver as its Vice President of Creative. A “sync-flavored” global publishing administration powerhouse, Riptide’s services include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and videogames. The company also provides services for the international collection of publishing royalties.
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VER Embraces Gold Mount PAGlink Battery with 1,000-Unit Purchase
News: VER Embraces Gold Mount PAGlink Battery with 1,000-Unit PurchasePAG today announces the purchase of 1000 units of its new Gold Mount® (3-Stud, Snap-On®) compatible, high-current, PAGlink battery by Video Equipment Rentals (VER), one of the largest rental suppliers of motion picture, television, broadcast and newsgathering technology in North America.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Highlights Upgraded GL Digital Fixed Link System At 2014 PBS Technology Conference
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, highlights its newly upgraded GL Digital Fixed Link System, an advanced, modular-based complete microwave fixed link system, at the PBS Technology Conference (Booth 130). Among the modules and features recently added to the GL system include PWS/A and PWS/D redundant power supplies, and the versatile SFP/4 hitless switch and mux card.
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Agenda Announced for the Thirteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet
The Agenda has Been Set for the 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, to Be Held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Riviera Hotel Royale Ballroom in Las Vegas. SuperMeets are for those who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions. The Las Vegas SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid editors, gurus and and digital filmmakers during Nab Show 2014.
SuperMeets are for those who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions. The Las Vegas SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid editors, gurus and and digital filmmakers during Nab Show 2014. Doors will open at 4:30PM. Stage presentations will begin at 7:00 PM.- The agenda has been set for the 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, to be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Riviera Hotel Royale Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for the SuperMeet are on sale online for $15.00 each plus ticket fee and $10.00 for students and teachers. They will be $20.00 at the door. It is expected this SuperMeet will sell out as historically every Las Vegas SuperMeet sells out.
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DK-Technologies Ships First DK T7 Meters To Calrec
News: DK-Technologies Ships First DK T7 Meters To CalrecThe Company's New 'Everything Included' Audio Meter is Now Shipping in a Variety Of Useful Formats Including Rack Mounted and Stand-Alone.
Audio and video metering specialist DK-Technologies has fulfilled the first orders for its new DK T7 Audio and Loudness meter, which was launched to much critical acclaim at IBC last year.
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Flovel to Introduce High-Sensitivity HD Camera at NAB 2014
News: Flovel to Introduce High-Sensitivity HD Camera at NAB 2014Camera's 3 HbCMOS Color Sensor Offers Supreme Color Fidelity, Reduced Noise, and Enhanced Sensitivity
At next month’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, FLOVEL Company Japan, a FOR-A Corporation group company, will unveil its new FZ-B3 ultra high-sensitivity HD camera. The company will showcase the FZ-B3 within FOR-A’s NAB booth (C5117).
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NAB 2014: Digital Nirvana's Open Media Appliance Offers Industry-Leading Price for Performance
Digital Nirvana will showcase the latest version of its Open Media Appliance, a feature rich platform for its Monitor IQ broadcast monitoring and MediaPro content repurposing systems during the NAB 2014 convention, to be held from April 5-10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Digital Nirvana will exhibit in Booth #SU11017.
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Jünger Audio Bridges A Gap With D*AP8 MAP
This Unique Monitoring Audio Processor is Now the Only Unit on The Market That Allows Broadcasters to Check Dolby Digital Encoded Audio Prior to Transmission.
Following Dolby's decision in 2013 to discontinue its DP570 Multichannel Audio Tool, dynamics specialist Jünger Audio is now the sole company in the world that can supply a product to fill the gap.
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Miranda Establishes Comprehensive HD and Fiber Connectivity at Liberty University
Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, announces the completion of a full HD upgrade for the multi-venue sports complex at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
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Codex Launches Action CAM ‘Point Shoot & Post’ Package
News: Codex Launches Action CAM ‘Point Shoot & Post’ PackageCodex has announced Codex Action CAM, an ultra-compact, all-in-one, digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D and S3D production. The camera is designed for use as an Action | witness | POV camera system on commercials, TV and movie productions as a companion camera when regular camera packages are too large for the situation or location in which the production is trying to shoot.
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New for NAB: HITACHI improves the image quality of all studio and productions cameras in 3 ways
HITACHI, Ltd., today announced that HITACHI’s entire camera line will have even better looking pictures this year, thanks to three new image processing functions. Says Sean Moran, VP of Sales for the Broadcast Division, “One of the most important things our customers tell us they want is the best possible picture quality, at the best value. By adding these new technologies to our entire camera line we can deliver improved images with no price premium.”
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DVEO to Introduce 2-7 Channel IP Multiplexer/Demultiplexer at NAB 2014
T-Mux IP/IP™ Combines or Uncombines 2 to 7 MPEG-2 and/or H.264 IP Transport Streams, and Features Excellent PID Manipulation
DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), will introduce their new IP multiplexer/demultiplexer at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show, April 7-10, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at booth SU2903.
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Cache-A Announces Vast Archive Capacity Increase at NAB 2014 (Booth #SL9027)
News: Cache-A Announces Vast Archive Capacity Increase at NAB 2014 (Booth #SL9027)New, Modular Library80+ Expansion Option Adds Cavernous Archive Capability
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances for the media and entertainment industry, will showcase Cache-A Library80+, the first in a brand new range of modular archive expansion appliances that can increase LTO-tape archive storage in 200TB increments up to 1.3PB. Cache-A has developed the Library80+ Expansion Option to meet the market need for larger, scaleable LTO-tape archive capacity, and will showcase the technology during NAB 2014, Las Vegas, at Cache-A Booth #SL9027.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group Orders More Than 70 New JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras with Built-In Live HD Transmission
News: Sinclair Broadcast Group Orders More Than 70 New JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras with Built-In Live HD TransmissionJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest television broadcasting companies in the United States, has ordered more than 70 of its new GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount cameras for local news operations. Introduced earlier this month, the GY-HM890 features a built-in streaming engine that allows live HD transmission directly from the camera.
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Digital Rapids and Cinnafilm® Integrate Award-Winning Automated Media Transformation and Standards Conversion Solutions
Cinnafilm's Tachyon standards conversion technology is now available as an option for the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 software and the Kayak workflow platform - The Tachyon component provides high-quality, motion-compensated frame rate conversion; inverse telecine with advanced cadence correction and more
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- and Cinnafilm, Inc., a leader in file-based image processing technology, announced today that Cinnafilm's Tachyon® standards conversion solution has now been integrated with the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 automated media transformation software and its underlying Kayak workflow platform.
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FreeRide World Tour Deploys Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the Swatch FreeRide World Tour by The North Face, which showcases the world’s best skiers and snowboarders executing stunts and runs at the top of Europe and North America’s biggest mountain ranges, is live streaming competitions using a Blackmagic Design broadcast infrastructure, including the Teranex 2D Processor and ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher.
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Cospective, Maker of cineSync, Releases Frankie 2.3 with Full Screen Mode
News: Cospective, Maker of cineSync, Releases Frankie 2.3 with Full Screen ModeUpgrade Includes File Download Option, Review Labels and Improved Upload Speeds
Cospective released Frankie 2.3, an update of its browser-based video review tool that now allows users to review video in full screen mode and download original media files. These significant additions, along with increased upload speeds and many other fixes, will greatly enhance the user experience of Frankie. Ad agencies, production companies and postproduction facilities now have an even faster, more efficient tool for internal video review as well as for client review and approval.
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NAB 2014: FOR-A Continues to Focus on 4K
4K Booth Highlights Include an Updated FT-ONE Camera, New Extraction System, Multi Viewers, Virtual Studio System and Up Converter
At next month’s NAB 2014 Show, FOR-A Corporation of America will introduce several new 4K products and showcase a wide range of its popular solutions for the professional video and broadcast industries. Aligning with its NAB theme, “FOR-A for a 4K future,” the company’s primary focus will be on demonstrating cost-effective products for every stage of the 4K workflow – from capturing, processing, switching, and viewing, to recording stunning 4K images. FOR-A will exhibit in Booth C5117 at the show, which runs April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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There’s A Lot to See From MSE at NAB 2014
Matthews Studio Equipment the Burbank, CA-based camera and lighting support company has outdone itself for NAB 2014. This year they will be presenting close to a dozen new products from the smallest FloatCam™ Wireless Follow Focus/Zoom Control to the biggest Intel-A-Big Jib. And many things in-between at Booth #C5437 – Central Hall.
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Tokyo’s Digital Garden Expands Color Correction Services with Second DaVinci Resolve
News: Tokyo’s Digital Garden Expands Color Correction Services with Second DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design announced today that Digital Garden Inc., one of Japan's premier post production companies, installed a second DaVinci Resolve system, which will be used to support its growing color correction services. Digital Garden also installed Blackmagic Design UltraScope for waveform monitoring in the company's new post production studio.
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SmartSound® Launches Soundtrack Creation Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X
The Only Music Software to Use Appleʼs Generator Function to Create Custom Music Soundtracks Inside Final Cut Pro X
SmartSound Software Inc., the leader in customizable royalty-free music and soundtrack creation technology, announced a new plug-in for Final Cut Pro X. This plug-in is designed to take advantage of Final Cut Pro X’s new Generator technology. The Generator technology, initially designed to create an efficient workflow for third party visual-effects products, gives SmartSound’s Sonicfire Pro direct access to the Final Cut timeline creating one of the most efficient music workflows in the video industry. SmartSound’s plug-in is the only music creation software plug-in to utilize the Generator technology.
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AVIWEST to Introduce DMNG RACK180 Advanced Hybrid Contribution Video Encoder at NAB 2014
See AVIWEST on Booth SU9113 at the 2014 NAB Show
AVIWEST, the world leader in portable video uplink systems for live streaming over bonded 3G/4G cellular networks for broadcast and defense applications, announces the launch of a new product range: the DMNG RACK Series. The DMNG RACK180 is an advanced hybrid contribution video encoder designed to be installed in newsgathering vehicles.
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Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard to New Position, Pipeline Supervisor
News: Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard  to New Position, Pipeline SupervisorEncore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, announced today that technology expert Scott Ballard has joined its rapidly-expanding VFX division as Pipeline Supervisor. Ballard is tasked with expanding the company's inter-studio pipeline across all Encore VFX facilities worldwide, ensuring its operations are also at the state-of the-art level of efficiency.
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Sachtler Launches New 75mm Aluminum Tripod
News: Sachtler Launches New 75mm Aluminum TripodSachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has released the next upgrade to its renowned FSB product line with its brand new ENG 75/2 D HD tripod.
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Tool Wins 3 Awards at SXSW Interactive
News: Tool Wins 3 Awards at SXSW InteractiveIntegrated production company Tool is celebrating after a series of victories at the SXSW Interactive Awards. Directors Ben Tricklebank, James Cooper, and Jason Zada paired with Tool’s digital team represented the company as finalists across multiple categories, boasting several wins.
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Company 3®, London Adds Top Talent Claire McGrane to Lead UK Facility
News: Company 3®, London Adds Top Talent Claire McGrane to Lead UK FacilityAward-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Creative Services company, today announced that Claire McGrane is joining the London facility to lead the team. In doing so, she also joins the senior global management team for the Company 3 group.
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On Star Trek Into Darkness, VFX producer Ron Ames was concerned about standardizing color information between production company Bad Robot and the VFX companies ILM and Pixomondo as well as DI facility Company 3. The solution was installing Dolby's PRM-4200, a professional reference monitor that can be calibrated so that every one shows the exact same color. In this article, Ames and Pixomondo VFX supervisor Ben Grossman talk about how the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor improved the workflow and gave them the confidence that everyone was seeing the same thing.
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NAB 2013: Canon Demonstrates 4K Workflow, Intros New CamerasNAB 2013: Canon Demonstrates 4K Workflow, Intros New Cameras
Canon highlighted an end-to-end 4K workflow at NAB 2013, showing a digital intermediate suite and a live 4K broadcast with "Ultra-Zoom" applications. The company also debuted two new, entry-level professionals video cameras, the XA25 and XA20. The cameras feature Canon's first-ever Organic LED (OLED) touch panels, weigh 2.6 pounds and are priced at under $3,000. Canon also announced that it's begun development on a new 35mm prime lens for large-format single-sensor cameras employing Super 35mm, full-frame 35mm, and APS-C size imagers.
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To ensure color consistency from dailies to DI for Skyfall, Company 3 London and EFILM collaborated to create an integrated pipeline, newly branded EC3. Skyfall cinematographer Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC was able to enjoy dailies graded by his long-time CO3 Santa Monica colorist working out of London, and the two facilities coordinated color science and calibration for an overall consistent look throughout the process.
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Grading Frankenweenie at Company 3Grading Frankenweenie at Company 3
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Over the past couple of years I have taken on the role of Technical Director for the several large medical conferences that our company manages. AV, catering, CME, registration, on-site support and hotel logistics are all services that go into managing a medical conference. In addition we have an exhibit...
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The NAB Show again approaches and the various survival guides are being recycled into the Internet. I wasn't going to post one this year just because there are so many other completely comprehensive fully illustrated and hypertext marked up guides out there a Google search away. But I've gotten a...
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