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ProMAX Systems Acquires Cache-A
Synergies Between Product Lines Present Opportunities for New Advanced Workflows
ProMAX Systems, manufacturer of multi-functional, high-performance video storage servers and editing workstations, has announced the acquisition of Cache-A, a leading supplier of network-attached video archive appliances.
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Contemporary Living Network: Fresh Ideas, Fresh Content
Longtime Creative COW Contributor, Walter Biscardi, Jr. recently announced the upcoming launch of Contemporary Living Network, a digital network focusing on positive lifestyle edutainment. For him, it's a natural progression from production to creating a new home for all original content. We asked Walter to tell us about CLN and his crowd funding campaign for "Ice Cream Nation," one of the first series to be featured on the new network.
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Catwalk Fashion Brands, National TV Spots, Luxury Cars and Leading Sports Teams Archive to LTFS LTO tape With Cache-A
News: Catwalk Fashion Brands, National TV Spots, Luxury Cars and Leading Sports Teams Archive to LTFS LTO tape With Cache-A
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, is delighted to announce that its LTFS LTO tape archive products are being used across a wide variety of industries for the long-term protection of precious media assets. These include catwalk fashion brands, national TV advertisers, along with leading names in media and entertainment, art and culture, automotive manufacture and sports.
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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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Italian Micro Budget Film Using RED EPIC® Camera Technology & FCP X to Screen at NAB 2014 Today at 5PM
News: Italian Micro Budget Film Using RED EPIC® Camera Technology & FCP X to Screen at NAB 2014 Today at 5PM"LIGHT & SILVER : The Photographic Life of George Tatge" by Creative COW Contributing Editor David Battistella selected as part of the NAB Show StudioXperience!
Digital technology has opened up a multitude of new possibilities for cinema. Filmmaker David Battistella uses the same camera as many blockbuster Hollywood features have to capture an intimate personal portrait of an artist. George Tatge's photographic and artistic process has been elegantly and patiently captured on the most sophisticated digital camera in the world, the RED EPIC®. A true example of 4K independent production, Battistella relates in regard to the final quality of his work, "I am so happy the world is the way it is these days. I filmed, edited and created a [studio] quality release print, right from my desktop."
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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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Cache-A Unveils Automated Archive Workflow Features at NAB 2014 (Booth #SL9027)
News: Cache-A Unveils Automated Archive Workflow Features at NAB 2014 (Booth #SL9027)Workflow Templates and Incremental Archiving Improve Efficiency and Insurance
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances for the media and entertainment industry, will unveil key new features – Workflow Templates and Incremental Archiving – that can be used to automate a range of regular, essential and time-consuming LTO-tape archive tasks, and deliver greater levels of asset protection insurance, during NAB 2014, Las Vegas, at Cache-A Booth #SL9027.
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Trusting The Creative Process Is Key To Good Film And Television Editing
News: Trusting The Creative Process Is Key To Good Film And Television EditingEditors’ Lounge panelists discussed how to find inspiration, breaking through editors block, and how to gain editors’ muscle
While artists are typically creative by nature, there are times when one can feel less than inspired when working on a project. In the Channeling The Muse installment of the Editors’ Lounge, panelists bypassed the usual technical discussion to find out creative techniques industry veterans use when summoning their “inner muse.”
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Creation Effects Releases Creation Glitch Effects Template for After Effects
This week, Creation Effects announces the release of Creation Glitch Effects, an After Effects template for creating realistic, digital glitch effects for video footage. Compatible with CS3 and up, Creation Glitch Effects allows users to import their footage, and immediately export up to 19 glitch-look presets. Or, users can build their own unique glitch-look by combining any of the 200+ included effects. Effects can be customized with easy-to-use slider controls. Skipping, freezing, blocky displacement, RGB split, timecode jitter, pixel stretch, digital noise, and color corruption are some of the effects included in the template. Creation Glitch Effects is also the first product to "fake" the popular Datamosh effect, without the need to alter a video file's code.
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Filmworkers Nashville Supports Award-Winning Campaigns for Lewis Communications and The Buntin Group
News: Filmworkers Nashville Supports Award-Winning Campaigns for Lewis Communications and The Buntin GroupFacility Provides Editorial, Visual Effects and Color Grading Services for ADDY and EMMY-Winning Work for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, the Tennessee Lottery and Chinet.
The advertising awards season is in full swing and Filmworkers, Nashville, is proud to have contributed to a number of local and regional campaigns that are bringing home the gold.
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Cache-A Appoints Mediacast As Middle East Distributor
News: Cache-A Appoints Mediacast As Middle East DistributorCache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, today announced it has appointed MediaCast as its distributor for the UAE and wider Middle East region. Chosen for its technological prowess and market knowledge of the Middle Eastern media and entertainment industry, MediaCast has made an immediate impact having already secured several Cache-A sales to leading broadcasters, post-production facilities and cultural institutions.
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Awaken Your Inner Muse At The October Editors’ Lounge
The Editors’ Lounge panel series returns on October 25th with a discussion on Channeling The Muse. The Ancient Greeks believed the Muses inspired creativity. This panel of creative editors will bypass the usual technical discussion and instead dig deep to find out how they foster an environment that allows for creative inspiration. Brought to you by AlphaDogs Post Production, the event will be held at Key Code Media 270 S. Flower St. Burbank, CA 91502. RSVP is mandatory due to the overwhelming demand for this popular series.
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Blockbuster Movies, Leading NFL Teams, Arts Institutions And Universities Embrace Cache-A LTO-6 Archiving
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, has revealed how its LTO-6 archive products are being used on Hollywood blockbusters, and by leading NFL teams, arts institutions, medical companies and universities, plus many others, for long-term asset protection. These installations reflect the versatility of Cache-A to cost-effectively meet archival needs across a wide variety of industries. Cache-A will debut its full LTO-6 product range at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, Hall 7.A04.
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Axle Video And Cache-A Join Forces To Deliver Affordable Digital Archiving
News: Axle Video And Cache-A Join Forces To Deliver Affordable Digital ArchivingProduction teams gain radically simple media management with quick, safe, cost-effective LTO-tape storage
Cache-A, a manufacturer of award-winning LTO-tape archiving appliances for media and entertainment, and axle Video, the company redefining media management, and have announced an integrated solution combining media asset management for professional video and digital media workflows. The end-to-end solution leverages Cache-A’s renowned LTO-4, 5, and 6 archive appliances and axle Video’s highly-regarded media management software and appliances. Details of the integration will be presented at IBC 2013, Hall7, at the Cache-A (7.A04) and axle (7.D07) stands.
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Axle Video And Cache-A Join Forces To Deliver Affordable Digital Archiving
Production teams gain radically simple media management with quick, safe, cost-effective LTO-tape storage
Cache-A, a manufacturer of award-winning LTO-tape archiving appliances for media and entertainment, and axle Video, the company redefining media management, and have announced an integrated solution combining media asset management for professional video and digital media workflows. The end-to-end solution leverages Cache-A’s renowned LTO-4, 5, and 6 archive appliances and axle Video’s highly-regarded media management software and appliances. Details of the integration will be presented at IBC 2013, Hall7, at the Cache-A (7.A04) and axle (7.D07) stands.
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Blockbuster Movies, Leading NFL Teams, Arts Institutions And Universities Embrace Cache-A LTO-6 Archiving
News: Blockbuster Movies, Leading NFL Teams, Arts Institutions And Universities Embrace Cache-A LTO-6 ArchivingCache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, today revealed how its LTO-6 archive products are being used on Hollywood blockbusters, and by leading NFL teams, arts institutions, medical companies and universities, plus many others, for long-term asset protection. These installations reflect the versatility of Cache-A to cost-effectively meet archival needs across a wide variety of industries. Cache-A will debut its full LTO-6 product range at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, Hall 7.A04.
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CK AND CO Media Production Announces Contest
Cynthia Kay and Company Media Production is looking for talented and creative high-school and college students who want to get real-world experience, help their community, and get rewarded with a $1,000 scholarship. The company announced the competition on June 1, 2013.  The goal is to have students produce and create a video highlighting a non-profit organization or exemplary business that is inspiring.
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FotoKem Panel at Cine Gear Will Explore Array of Collaborations from Production Through Post With Leading Cinematographers
Expo Recognizes Company for 50 Years of Innovation
In today’s sometimes complex content creation pathway, there are more choices than ever for handling the imaging chain from on set to final deliverables. At Cine Gear Expo on May 31 at 4:15pm in Screening Room #5, cinematographers John Bailey, ASC (The Way, Way Back) and Peter Levy, ASC, ACS (House of Lies)* will discuss their different but successful pathways to image creation and control from production through post. The conversation will be moderated by well-known industry writer and Creative COW editor Debra Kaufman.
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Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panel Discussion Video Is Now Online!
The full length video of the Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB panel discussion is now available online. See what industry experts have to say about NAB this year. Topics include why sports will be a good sell for high frame rate, why 4K won't be mainstream anytime soon and much more!
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Rock Legends, Primetime TV And Universities Rely On Cache-A To Safeguard Their Treasured Assets
News: Rock Legends, Primetime TV And Universities Rely On Cache-A To Safeguard Their Treasured AssetsBooth #SL11109 – Cache-A Corporation (http://www.cache-a.com), manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, today revealed details of how its LTFS LTO-tape-based archive appliances, are being used by major TV broadcasters, in on-set production environments, higher education and rock legends, to safeguard the increasing amounts of data and video-related media they generate. Cache-A is showing its full LTO-6 product range at NAB 2013, Las Vegas, at Cache-A Booth #SL11109.
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Tsunami Of Data Hits Editors' Lounge 10th Annual Pre-NAB Panel
The evening consisted of candid discussions with experts in the industry about what can be expected at this year's April show in Las Vegas. Topics explored included 3-D, 4K, multi-screen and more
Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Editors' Lounge by convening a group of industry experts for their annual Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. Topics ranged from 3-D, 4K, multi-screen and what to expect at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas with an extensive Q&A before an audience of over 100 production and post-production professionals.
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10Th Annual Pre-Nab Editors’ Lounge To Scrutinize The Future Of Post Production
The evening will preview NAB 2013 with candid discussions about what can be expected at this year's April show in Las Vegas
The Editors’ Lounge celebrates its 10th anniversary by presenting the Annual Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. Once again, a panel of experts has been assembled to scrutinize the current state of affairs in post-production, and discuss future business and technical trends. The event will be held on Friday, March 22nd at Key Code Media, 270 S. Flower St. Burbank, CA beginning at 6:15 pm. RSVP required to attend.http://www.editorslounge.com/nextevent.html
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10th Annual Pre-NAB Editors' Lounge To Scrutinize The Future Of Post Production
The Editors’ Lounge celebrates its 10th anniversary by presenting the Annual Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. Once again, a panel of experts has been assembled to scrutinize the current state of affairs in post-production, and discuss future business and technical trends. The event will be held on Friday, March 22nd at Key Code Media, 270 S. Flower St. Burbank, CA beginning at 6:15 pm.
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Groundbreaking Workshop in Multi-Camera Live Streaming Technology Enables Media Professionals to Produce Live Web Productions
Renowned director, editor and author Mitch Jacobson presents Multicamp.TV a six city, two day cutting edge workshop in multi-camera live streaming technology. There are four cities left in the tour.
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MTV Uses Teranex for Live 2D to 3D Presentation of “2012 Video Music Awards”
Blackmagic Design today announced that MTV used Blackmagic Design’s Teranex video processing technology for a 3D screening of the “2012 MTV Video Music Awards” (VMAs). Recorded live at STAPLES Center, MTV simultaneously broadcast the VMAs in 3D to 600 fans at the nearby Regal Cinemas’ L.A. LIVE Theater.
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SNS Showcases Powerful Suite Of Shared Storage Server Solutions At IBC 2012
News: SNS Showcases Powerful Suite Of Shared Storage Server Solutions At IBC 2012globalSAN Xtarget and EVO v4 optimize SAN solutions for production and post production professionals worldwide
Studio Network Solutions, Inc. (SNS) a leading provider of post-production storage solutions for video and audio workgroups, today announced the worldwide introduction of globalSAN Xtarget Storage Server Software for Mac OS X and additional enhancements to its flagship EVO Shared Storage Server in EVO v4.
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Cache-A Archive Appliances Go On-Set
News: Cache-A Archive Appliances Go On-SetCache-A safeguards camera assets for motion picture, broadcast and commercials productions
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, has revealed details of how motion picture, broadcast and commercials producers are utilizing its LT0-5 tape-based archive appliances, with the latest LTFS capabilities, in on-set production environments to safeguard the increasing amounts of data and video-related media they generate daily. Cache-A is showing its full product range at IBC 2012, Amsterdam, at Booth 7.E06.
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Groundbreaking Workshop in Multi-Camera Live Streaming Technology Enables Media Professionals to Produce Live Web Productions
Renowned director, editor and author Mitch Jacobson presents Multicamp.TV a six city, two day cutting edge workshop in multi-camera live streaming technology.
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Cache-A boosts Archiving performance with new upgrade at IBC 2012
CACHE-A v3.1 Archive Appliance Update Delivers Powerful New Features And LTFS Capabilities At IBC 2012
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, will showcase the latest v3.1 software upgrade for its range of archive appliances at IBC 2012, Amsterdam, 7-11 Sept, (Hall 7.E06). This powerful upgrade delivers dramatic leaps in performance through accelerated 64-bit processing, new LTFS (Linear Tape File System) capabilities, and a host of customer-driven operational features allowing users to archive, access and exchange archived content with even greater ease.
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Air Racers 3D Narrated by Paul Walker To Fly High This September at Cinemark Century Theatres in Reno (NV)
3D Entertainment Distribution's latest film gets an exclusive two-week engagement in conjunction with the Reno National Championship Air Races
3D Entertainment Distribution today announced an agreement with Cinemark Holdings, Inc. to present Air Racers 3D, narrated by actor Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious, Takers), in Reno (Nevada) exclusively at Cinemark Century Theatres from the 7th to the 20th of September. The two-week theatrical engagement will coincide with the 2012 National Championship Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport, which will see the intrepid young star of the 3D film, pilot Steven Hinton, in competition for the fourth consecutive time.
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"Silicon Beach: Creative Inspiration" Panel at Silicon Beach Festival
News: "Silicon Beach: Creative Inspiration" Panel at Silicon Beach FestivalThe Venice Media District (VMD) hosted and moderated a panel at the Silicon Beach Festival last week, entitled “Silicon Beach: Creative Inspiration.” The panel took place Friday, June 22 from 4-6 pm at Hotel Erwin. Attached, please find a photo from the event! Additional photos are available upon request.
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Free Pre-Release Trial of Autodesk Smoke Video Editing Software Now Available
News: Free Pre-Release Trial of Autodesk Smoke Video Editing Software Now AvailableHot Off its Debut at NAB, Smoke 2013 Is Now Offered for an Extended Trial Download
Autodesk, Inc. announced that Autodesk Smoke 2013 video editing software, a completely redesigned and repackaged pre-release version of the all-in-one video editing and visual effects tool for the Mac, is now available as a free trial download http://www.autodesk.com/smoke-trial.
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Facilis TerraBlock SAN Simplifies Editing for Bethesda Softworks
News: Facilis TerraBlock SAN Simplifies Editing for Bethesda SoftworksFor Video Producer Matt Killmon and Associate Video Producer Sal Goldenberg of Bethesda Softworks, world-class publisher of AAA video games such as “RAGE” and “Skyrim,” no two work days are ever the same. Every day brings a unique, new set video production tasks and challenges as they capture, edit, manage, encode and wrangle internal and external video marketing and operations projects for Bethesda.
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"Red Tails" Delivers Monumental Maneuvers with LightWave
News: "Red Tails" Delivers Monumental Maneuvers with LightWaveRadical 3D pre-visualization artists tap the power of LightWave 3D to deliver impressive aerial combat motion and scene files for "Red Tails", the latest film from George Lucas
The first African-American military aviators to serve in the U.S. armed forces endured and overcame adversity, including racial segregation and discrimination, during World War II to fight in defense of freedom. Despite others’ attempts at denying them their own freedoms, the Tuskegee Airmen risk life and limb to help bring an end to what was to become the deadliest conflict in human history. These trailblazers trained and flew with distinction, achieved success in virtually all their missions, aided in the Allies in victory, and, nearly 70 years later, continue to win accolades.
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CoreMelt releases Lock & Load X New Camera Presets for iPhone 4/4S, New iPad, & Canon 5D Mark III
Camera presets for iPhone 4/4S, the new iPad, iPad 2, Canon 60D & Canon 5D Mark III now available
With the rise in sensor quality, even devices like the iPhone 4 and the iPad become valid devices for shooting footage for b-rolls or cut shots. Perfect for wedding and event videographers who need multiple angles to create the edits their clients demand.
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Encore's Bajpai Discusses On-Set Workflows in Tuesday NAB Panel
Creative Cow’s Debra Kaufman will be moderating a lively discussion about the blurring lines between "production" and "post," viewed from multiple perspectives. Joining her will be colorist Pankaj Bajpai of Encore; 20th Century Fox VP of post production Steve Barnett; Michael Cioni, CEO of Light Iron Digital; Cinematographer Curtis Clark, ASC ("The Arrival"); "); and associate producer Bryan Raber ("Dallas").
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Cache-A Extends Leadership in LTFS-Based Archiving for Media & Entertainment Industry at NAB 2012
Customers Now Embracing Unique Benefits of LTFS When Combined with Complete Convenience of Award-Winning Archive Appliance Platform
Continuing to extend its leadership position in developing products that support the LTFS (Linear Tape File System) format, Cache-A Corporation has built a significant track record with this emerging technology. HBO, Safeway and Offhollywood are among the first companies to deploy Cache-A’s enhanced LTFS technology with their archive appliances.
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Editors' Lounge Predicting A Cloudy NAB 2012
News: Editors' Lounge Predicting A Cloudy NAB 2012Will post production move to the cloud? That was just one of the many questions speculated upon during the ninth annual Editors’ Lounge Pre-NAB panel discussion on where the future of post is headed. Hosted by AlphaDogs Post and Key Code Media, the event drew an audience of well over 100 production and post-production professionals, all eager to learn what’s in store at NAB 2012.
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Cache-A and Marquis Broadcast Collaborate To Create Complete Archive and Retrieval Solution
Cache-A Corporation has announced that it has collaborated with Marquis Broadcast, a specialist in content workflows and media integration software, to create a complete Avid archive and retrieval solution. Cache-A’s archive appliances have been qualified with Marquis’ Project Parking to allow the easy archiving of digital source media. Project Parking offers a fast and cost-effective archive and restore process by creating a complete copy of any Avid project and media onto any storage device.
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Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg: Supervising Sound Editors
Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg are celebrating 23 years together as a supervising sound editor team at Soundelux in Hollywood. Creative COW had the opportunity to speak with Karen and Per about their path to becoming top Hollywood supervising sound editors, how they work as a team and the challenges and joys of working in feature film sound.
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Cache-A Begins Shipments of Power-Cache 
High-Performance Archive Server
Cache-A Customers Now Have LTO-5 Archiving Solution 
with 8TB RAID and 10GbE Technologies
Cache-A Corporation is now shipping its new high-performance Power-Cache Archive Server, which includes Cache-A’s latest version 2.1 software release with a range of new features. Power-Cache combines Cache-A’s noted appliance functionality with a blindingly fast disk array and ultra-fast networking for more expandability and accelerated archive and retrieval transfers. Power-Cache features a separate SSD drive for its operating system to ensure peak archiving and restore performance and reliability at all times. It also offers greater flexibility for staging content, making duplicate tape copies and working with Cache-A Library and Expansion units.
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Three-Time Emmy® winner Sean Mullen joins Creative COW as Creative Director
CreativeCOW.net (Creative Communities of the World), the industry leading online peer-to-peer community for media production professionals working in film, broadcast, and related fields has brought three-time Emmy winner, Sean Mullen, on board as the company’s new Creative Director.
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Blackmagic Design Receives Creative COW Blue Ribbon User’s Choice Award For Best Of Show At NAB
Blackmagic Design is the proud recipient of Creative COW’s Blue Ribbon Award for Best of Show at the NAB Show 2011. Every year, Creative COW’s editors feel the pulse of the industry by monitoring the feedback from over 1.7 million monthly visitors in the months following NAB. Creative COW then announces the products and technologies that working professionals have identified as most likely to have the biggest impact on their future. For the second year in a row, Creative COW's membership has named Blackmagic Design as the product manufacturer that impacted the most professionals.
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IBC: Autodesk's Smoke on Mac Gains Momentum
Autodesk Smoke on Mac is gaining momentum with adventurous designers and IBC 2011 did not disappoint. The variety of ways that customers are using it has made it an all-in-one solution. Creative COW's Debra Kaufman takes a few moments with Marc Hamaker, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Creative Finishing, Media & Entertainment at Autodesk to bring us the details.
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IBC: Panasonic has a 3D IBC, also expands AVC Ultra to Long Gop
Panasonic’s Rob Tarrant, European Product Manager of AV Systems Europe, discusses with Creative COW the future and challenges of stereoscopic broadcast.
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IBC: AmberFin debuts Unified Quality Control solution
AmberFin has introduced iCR Unifed QC, a Unified Quality Control solution for content ingest and transcoding. With UQC, AmberFin enables users to create a high quality file-based HD/SD masters, provide file conversion to multiple formats and implement levels of automated and manual quality control within a single software ecosystem. Creative COW traveled to Amsterdam's IBC and spoke with Bruce Devlin, CTO of AmberFin.
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Cache-A Debuts Power-Cache High-Performance Archive Server at IBC 2011
Compact Blend of LTO-5 Tape Drives, 8TB RAID and 10GbE Technologies for Faster Archiving, Transfers
Making its world debut at IBC 2011, Cache-A Corporation’s new high-performance Power-Cache Archive Server combines Cache-A’s noted appliance functionality with more disk speed and better throughput.
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Cache-A Debuts LTFS-Based Archive Appliances for Media & Entertainment Industry at IBC 2011
Cache-A Uniquely Combines Benefits of LTFS with Complete Convenience of Award-Winning Archive Appliance Platform
Cache-A Corporation was one of the first companies to demonstrate the new LTFS (Linear Tape File System) format in product form. This year at IBC 2011, all of Cache-A’s LTO-5 based products include LTFS capability, including the company’s flagship product, the award-winning Pro-Cache5, the new high-performance Power-Cache and the quiet, desktop Prime-Cache5. Cache-A is featuring all of its LTFS-capable products at Stand 7.G16 at RAI Amsterdam, September 9-13.
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Boris FX and Nexidia Unveil “Soundbite” Dialogue Search for Apple Final Cut Pro
Award-winning Technology Moves to Next Generation, Final Cut Pro X Support Coming Soon
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that it will partner with Nexidia, the leading provider of audio analysis and dialogue search technology for the media and entertainment industries, to launch Boris Soundbite, a fast and accurate tool to locate footage by finding any word or phrase spoken in multimedia files.
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Creative COW to exhibit at Paramount Studios during Cine Gear Expo 2011
Creative COW, the industry leading magazine and peer-to-peer support community for professionals working in film, broadcast and related fields, will be exhibiting during Cine Gear Expo in Hollywood, on Friday and Saturday, June 3 - 4, 2011. Cine Gear Expo is held annually on the New York City streets backlot of Paramount Studios Hollywood, and is where some of the industry's newest and most important tools are introduced. Creative COW Magazine will be showcasing recent issues of its award-winning publication, which in April of 2011 was named as one of 40 most influential publications by FOLIO: Magazine, the print industry's leading trade publication.
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Creative COW Magazine Launches New iPad Application
Leading Publication for Production Professionals Gets More Portable
CreativeCOW.net (Communities of the World), the online peer-to-peer support community for media production professionals in film, broadcast, and related fields has added yet another platform for its industry-leading content: the iPad.
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American Film Institute Presents 37th Annual AFI Directing Workshop For Women
Creative COW® And Levi's® Shape What's To Come™ Provide Enhanced Financial Support To Program
The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the details for its 37th annual Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase and the participants of its upcoming 2011 cycle. The program provides classroom training and hands-on production experience for female directors in the entertainment industry.
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FOLIO: Magazine Names Creative COW CEO to “FOLIO: 40” List of Distinguished Magazine & Media Pros
Ronald Lindeboom, co-founder and CEO of CreativeCOW.net (Creative Communities of the World), the online peer-to-peer community for media production professionals working in film, broadcast, and related fields, has been listed among FOLIO: Magazine’s “FOLIO: 40” for 2011. FOLIO: which is the only magazine that serves the entire magazine publishing industry, describes the “FOLIO: 40” as “some of the most distinguished magazine and media professionals from every corner of our industry,” and says that the award is “honoring the individuals creating a new chapter for the magazine industry.”
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Creative COW Taps Top Entertainment Technology Journalist, Debra Kaufman As Associate Editor, Creative COW Magazine
Industry’s Most Read Publication Strengthens Editorial Staff
CreativeCOW.net (Communities of the World), the online peer-to-peer hub for media production professionals in film, broadcast, and related fields is expanding the capacity of its editorial coverage with the addition of Debra Kaufman, one of the entertainment and post industry’s most respected journalists. Debra will serve as Creative COW Magazine’s new Associate Editor, working closely with Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson and Publisher Ronald Lindeboom on all aspects of editorial content, as well as authoring her own in-depth industry analysis and coverage.
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Creative COW Magazine Passes 5 Year Mark
Creative COW Magazine, the leading trade publication for media production professionals in film, broadcast, and related fields, has just issued its 5th Anniversary edition in December 2010. With its paid circulation continuing to rise, this magazine has defied the negative business trends in the trade publishing industry.
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Creative COW Video Podcasts Earn 8 of Top 10 Positions On Apple iTunes
Key Technology Industries Rely Extensively On Creative COW “How-To” and “Tech” Video Podcasts
CreativeCOW.net (Communities of the World), the leading online peer-to-peer hub for media production professionals in film, broadcast, and related fields, is setting the industry benchmark with its array of free Video Podcasts available on Apple’s iTunes. On January 31st, Creative COW video podcasts held all of the top 6 spots in the “Software How-to” category, as well as 8 of the top 10, and a total of 17 of the top 100 podcasts. No other publisher had more than 4 podcasts in the top 100.
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Creative COW training DVD “Moving with Motion” receives high praise from Final Cut Pro users
Moving with Motion, the first Creative COW Master Series™ training DVD dedicated solely to Apple’s Motion, has received high praise today in a review written by Steve Douglas for the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug).
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Winners announced for CoreMelt's Show Us Your Pixels Competition
Show Us Your Pixels - Winners Announced! After much deliberation, arguments and general heated discussions (and many hours in the screening room!), the winners of CoreMelt's Show Us Your Pixels competition were chosen.
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Erik Press Named Executive Producer at Zoic Studios
Award-winning visual effects and digital production house Zoic Studios has named Erik Press to the strategic role of Executive Producer.
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ATTO Technology Partners with Maxx Digital to Provide RAID Final Share Storage Solution for Final Cut Pro
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, and Maxx Digital, a leading storage solutions provider for high-performance digital media markets, today announced that the ATTO ExpressSAS R380 SAS/SATA RAID Adapter is exclusively being used as part of Maxx Digital’s Final Share Storage System to provide a high-bandwidth, RAID-protected, shared storage solution for Final Cut Pro users.
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Hurricane Electric Celebrates 15 Years as the Bay Area’s Premier Internet Service Provider
Internet company founded in garage grows to largest IPv6 backbone and over $20m in annual revenue
Hurricane Electric, the world’s leading IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, today announced its fifteen-year anniversary. Founded in the garage of President Mike Leber in 1994, Hurricane became a pioneer in the next generation Internet (IPv6) and last year reported annual revenue of over $20m.
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Final Share Now Available From Maxx Digital
Maxx Digital, RAID system integrator, manufacturer, and turnkey solution provider goes above and beyond with Final Share their affordable professional video shared storage.
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Chicago Consultant Gary Adcock Chosen as a Presenter in this Summer’s AJA Ki Pro Worldwide Roadshow
Studio37 Inc. is proud to announce that Chicago Consultant Gary Adcock has been selected as the presenter for the North America leg of this Summer’s AJA Ki Pro Worldwide Roadshow.
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Magnetic Image, Inc. Finds Great Success Using Apace Tools
Ieei.tv, a branch of 32 year old systems integrator IEEI, digital storage specialist and exclusive Apace Systems Gold Channel Partner, announces the success and satisfaction of one of our customers; Magnetic Image, Inc. of Evansville Indiana.
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CreativeCOW.net passes prestigious Google 2 Million Visits in 30 Days milestone
News: CreativeCOW.net passes prestigious Google 2 Million Visits in 30 Days milestone2 million visits in 30 days, nearly 6 million pages, over 1.278 million unique visitors
CreativeCOW.net, the leading magazine and media professionals support and training community, today reported that Google Analytics has recognized CreativeCOW.net as having crossed their prestigious 2 million visits in 30 days marker on March, 18, 2009. The site also earned over 1.278 million ''absolutely unique visitors'' and nearly 6 million pageviews in the previous 30 day period.
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Red Giant Software Launches Red Giant TV with Aharon Rabinowitz
Red Giant Software, with popular products including Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode, today launched the beta version of Red Giant TV. Noted expert in the video and animation industry, Aharon Rabinowitz will host the show.
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COW MAGAZINE -- New PDF Issue of Creative COW Magazine now online for downloading
New issue features stories on South Park production, the team behind Weeds and Scrubs shows how a team of 9 creates 3 major network shows a week, and much more.
The latest issue of Creative COW Magazine is now online and available for PDF downloading in two formats: the print edition which uses single page layouts, and our popular "spreads" edition which uses two page spreads to give readers around the world the same visual layouts that are found in the hardcopy edition mailed to readers in the USA.
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Imagineer Systems Challenges VFX, Editorial Community with Video Tutorial Development Contest
VFX Industry Influencers to Participate on Panel of Judges; Winner Takes Home $10,000 VFX Tool Kit
Imagineer Systems, creators of next-generation VFX tools, today announced it is extending a challenge to Imagineer Systems customers and the entire VFX, content creation and post production community, to create the next great series of video tutorials for Imagineer Systems VFX tools.
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News: Boris FX offers COW members FREE 3D plug-in
Get FEC 3D Relief for Adobe After Effects and Apple Final Cut Studio
Boris FX, makers of top-selling plug-ins for many of the industry's most popular applications, today offered Creative COW members a free plug-in from the new Final Effects Complete 5 series. Available for both After Effects and Final Cut users, Boris FX is introducing Final Effects Complete 5 to COW members, by offering one complimentary, fully-licensed plug-in from the set - 3D Relief, an innovative text and logo treatment effect that ICE added to the original FEC package. Download 3D Relief now as this complimentary filter offer expires April 1st!
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Tim Kolb Joins Digieffects as Chief Product Officer
Emmy award winning director/editor will steer product vision
Tim Kolb, an Emmy, Chicago Film Festival Hugo, and Telly Award-winning director and a 20 year veteran of video and television post production has joined Digieffects™ as the Chief Product Officer.
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News: Cinesoft announces Media Batch
An entirely new approach to media deployment and the approval process
 
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News: Concept Artist Ryan Church and Comic Book Artist Kody Chamberlain to Demonstrate Corel Painter X at Comic-Con International
Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE) today announced that concept artist Ryan Church and comic book artist Kody Chamberlain will be Corel's special guests at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego.
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News: Video Copilot releases Designer Sound FX
Video Copilot announces the release of Designer Sound FX, a collection of 500 sound design elements. This new Sound FX collection includes explosive impacts, swishes, drum builds, abstract sounds and more. Dubbed "movie trailer" sounds, this collection offers Hollywood-style sound effects for a remarkable price.
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News: Thought Equity Motion and HBO Team Up to Release The March of Time
Launch Provides Producers with Real-time Access to the Most Significant Moments in World History
 
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News: Video Copilot announces Riot Gear
Video Copilot announces Riot Gear™ an edgy new collection of pre-matted design elements for video professionals. Riot Gear™ includes 120 effects such as paint splatter, ink effects, TV noise, and much more. This easy-to-use DVD also includes a set of free video tutorials to get you started.
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CSNY 74: Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungCSNY 74: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Epic Tour Revisited
Meet CSNY 74, wherein Messrs. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young make a definitive 3-hour, 3-set, 40 song, case, supported by 8 video clips and 188 pages of written and photographic evidence, for being one of the world's very biggest and best rock and roll bands, working at the very top of their game. Creative COW's Tim Wilson explores the beautifully rendered, exceptionally satisfying experience of this historically epic tour.
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Contemporary Living Network: Fresh Ideas, Fresh ContentContemporary Living Network: Fresh Ideas, Fresh Content
Longtime Creative COW Contributor, Walter Biscardi, Jr. recently announced the upcoming launch of Contemporary Living Network, a digital network focusing on positive lifestyle edutainment. For him, it's a natural progression from production to creating a new home for all original content. We asked Walter to tell us about CLN and his crowd funding campaign for "Ice Cream Nation," one of the first series to be featured on the new network.
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The NASA IMAX Project with Cinematographer James NeihouseThe NASA IMAX Project with Cinematographer James Neihouse
James Neihouse, the large format cinematographer renowned for his work on projects from shuttle launches to volcanic eruptions, and newly-minted Academy member, finds himself working around the globe, literally, shooting the IMAX 3D film, Earth 2.0 (working title) co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and NASA. In this feature, Neihouse reflects on experiences working with astronauts, race cars, and rocket launches, and how important choosing the best equipment is in extreme production.
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Milk Explodes All Over London For “24”Milk Explodes All Over London For “24”
Milk is working with Fox as the lead VFX studio on "24: Live Another Day" -- currently airing on Sky 1 in the UK and around the world -- to create a mix of CG and effects work for the heart-stopping series, as it celebrates its debut year in business.
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Better Technology For Better Brand EngagementBetter Technology For Better Brand Engagement
Whisper Media is a Singapore-based advertising company specializing in post-production branding and product placement. With incredibly tight deadlines, and massive files to move, Whisper used Signiant Media Shuttle to reduce transfer times from 24 hours to less than 30 minutes.
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Help us get Ice Cream Nation started!
Hi all! We have an Indiegogo campaign running for one of our newest shows, Ice Cream Nation hosted by Keith Schroeder, the culinary genius behind High Road Craft Ice Cream here in Atlanta, GA. Concept is simple. We send Keith around the country to find interesting and unique ice creams...
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How Are You Doing? Let's Talk: Mental Illness & Creativity in the Film & Video Industry
Let's talk. No tech questions, no debates, no critique. Let's talk about you . How are you? No really, how are you? When's the last time someone really asked you that? When's the last time you answered truthfully? Post-production is hard. Like, really hard. It's the kind of industry where...
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Golden Globes 2014 - Spoilerific Live Blog with the Creative COW TV & Film Appreciation Gang
I was going to do this alone, but things go better with friends. http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/267/6070...
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics ONE: Introduction
In this introductory tutorial to the new Sony Vegas Pro Basics series, Andrew Devis talks about purchasing options for Sony Vegas Pro and the advantages of using Creative COW to view the tutorials as well as access world-leading forums for Sony Vegas Pro.
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Particles in 3ds Max 2014: Adjusting Size
In this Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz uses the Data operator to adjust the size of particles on the surface of a sphere, based on the separation between the particles.
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Creating a 3D Particle Ball in Autodesk 3ds Max 2014
In this Autodesk 3ds max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz uses the Data Operator (available (available for the first time as a standard feature) to create a sphere of particles with random 3D motion.
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