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Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show Company
News: Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show CompanyAward Winning Director Joins the TPSC roster.
Joe Schaak, a director known for his comedy and dialogue commercial work, has signed for exclusive representation with integrated production house The Traveling Picture Show Company.
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Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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Maxon And Vizrt Announce New Integration Between Cinema 4D And Viz Artist
CINEWARE allows for highly effective 3D design workflow via native CINEMA 4D file import into Viz Artist; Demos during NAB at Vizrt Booth #SL2419
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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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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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Lyon Video Upgrades OB Vans with Grass Valley’s New LDX XtremeSpeed 6X Ultra Slow-Motion Cameras & K2 Dyno Replay System
Pioneering Technology of the LDX XS Teamed with K2 Dyno Provides Uncompromised Performance and Storytelling Ability for Lyon’s Mobile Productions
For cutting-edge productions within its mobile production fleet, veteran mobile broadcaster Lyon Video has purchased two LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras, two XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber transmission solutions, and a K2 Dyno Replay System from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Introduced at NAB 2014, the powerful new LDX XtremeSpeed camera delivers instant time-to-air capabilities and integrates seamlessly into live workflows with 3X (1080p) and 6X (720p/1080i) speeds for ultimate versatility, including a standard-speed 1X live output. Lyon Video's LDX XS cameras will be teamed up with the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System with its AnySpeed dynamic playback technology to provide smooth playback at any speed from 0% to 200% and all speed transitions for ultra slow-motion 6X playout. This will dramatically expand the ability of replay operators to tell a compelling story during replays to keep viewers engaged.
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Grass Valley Partners with deltatre to Demonstrate Multiplatform Live Sports Production Distribution
Partnership Offers Easy And Simplified Delivery Of Content To Digital Media Platforms
At NAB 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, with sports media and technology firm deltatre, will showcase a combined live sports production solution with Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS Digital Media Platform (DMP) and deltatre’s Diva integrated video application. This partnership will provide broadcasters with a comprehensive, tightly integrated workflow that simplifies digital publishing to make content delivery to multiple digital media platforms more accessible and easier to deploy—lowering operational costs and maximizing new business opportunities.
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Bl:nd Launches “The Last Ship” with Style and Grace
News: Bl:nd Launches “The Last Ship” with Style and GraceThe Design Studio Teams With Spotco to Produce a Hand-Drawn Film For Sting’s New Broadway Show.
"The Last Ship," a Broadway-bound musical from Sting, receives an elegant launch via a beautiful, hand-crafted commercial from design studio Bl:nd and entertainment marketing agency SpotCo. The ad tells a story, inspired by the show’s script, of fathers, sons and a red ship, through a series of impressionistic illustrations hand painted by Bl:nd’s creative team. The Last Ship makes its world premiere in Chicago this summer, followed by a Broadway run in the fall.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Film Scanner
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Film ScannerNew Cintel film scanner features an innovative new wall mount and desktop design with Thunderbolt 2 for real-time scanning of 35mm and 16mm film up to 30fps in Ultra HD resolution!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new model of Cintel Film Scanner designed with an architectural aesthetic that’s so thin it can even be wall mounted!
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Grass Valley Enhances K2 Dyno Replay System With Powerful New Capabilities
New AnySpeed Feature Guarantees Smooth Playback at Any Speed From Zero To 200 Percent for Compelling Instant Replays
To keep fans engaged, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced feature enhancements to its widely used K2 Dyno Replay System that promise to deliver more captivating content than ever before — helping broadcasters to tell the best possible stories to their viewers. K2 Dyno includes a host of upgrades, such as the new AnySpeed dynamic playback algorithm, which automatically guarantees smooth playback at any speed from zero to 200 percent and in speed transitions for ultra slow-motion 6X playout. It also integrates with Grass Valley’s latest high-speed cameras and the K2 Summit 3G Production Client, and it is compatible with higher resolutions and frame rates — all while maintaining easy integration into the live production workflow.
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Pronology Offers Complete Integration and SaaS with its Digital Asset Management Platform
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is highlighting its comprehensive integration and Software as a Service offerings for its digital asset management system during the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL12410). Much more than simply a software provider, Pronology can also be contracted as a service to content producers who have no desire to undertake capital expenditures, but still wish to enjoy the editorial and financial benefits of a tapeless workflow.
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Visual Unity and XroadMedia Deliver OTT Personalization Through vuDiscovery™
Leading OTT platform and multiscreen solution provider, Visual Unity Global has announced a strategic partnership with XroadMedia, a leading provider of content discovery, recommendation and targeting services. In this partnership XroadMedia will be delivering its advanced personalization services to power vuDiscovery™, the new content discovery service of Visual Unity’s award winning vuMedia™ platform.
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TSL Products Launches Industry First AVB Audio Monitoring Units at NAB 2014
News: TSL Products Launches Industry First AVB Audio Monitoring Units at NAB 2014PAM1 AVB and PAM2 AVB Provide Extensive Features for AVB Infrastructure
TSL Products, manufacturer of audio monitoring solutions, surround sound microphones and processors, broadcast control systems and power management tools, is debuting its cutting-edge PAM1 and PAM2 AVB Audio Monitoring Units at NAB 2014 (Booth N1123). The PAM AVB units provide all the power and capability of TSL Products’ industry leading PAM precision audio monitoring systems, while specifically addressing the needs of an Audio-over-IP AVB facility infrastructure.
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Colorfront Licenses ProRes for On-Set Dailies
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, and high-end episodic television and commercials, today announced that Colorfront On-Set Dailies now supports encoding to Apple ProRes on OS X and Windows.
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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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LMG Selects Snell as Technology Partner for Transition to Full 4K Solution in Live Event Staging
Kahuna 360 switching and Sirius 830 routing to seamlessly manage multiple format sources quickly and effectively
Snell today announced that live event staging company LMG has chosen Snell to help deliver cutting-edge video experiences to its customers. Snell will provide key elements of the technology infrastructure, enabling multi-format content switching and simultaneous live feeds in 4K. The announcement underlines Snell’s commitment to helping customers make the transition to 4K by putting 4K functionality at the core of its entire product portfolio.
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NBC's The Voice Selects Avid to Create and Deliver High-Quality, Inspiring Content
NAB (Booth #SU902) -- Avid(R) (OTC:AVID) today announced that NBC's leading Emmy Award-winning reality television series, The Voice, has selected industry-leading Avid video post-production and shared storage solutions to integrate its workflows, enhance collaboration, and manage and protect an exponentially growing number of media assets. By using Avid solutions, which are built around the Avid Everywhere(TM) vision for the future of the media industry, The Voice is able to create high-quality, award-winning programming that continues to captivate audiences and garner top ratings.
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Custom Media Solutions Relies on FOR-A Switcher for High-Profile Live Event Production
News: Custom Media Solutions Relies on FOR-A Switcher for High-Profile Live Event ProductionSpecializing in high-quality live and post production services, Custom Media Solutions has been depending on FOR-A video switchers to meet its production needs in recent years. The Georgia-based firm first purchased a FOR-A HVS-300HS switcher in 2011, bought an HVS-350HS switcher when they transitioned to full HD, and later became a user of FOR-A’s HVS-XT110 portable switcher. The company recently selected a FOR-A HVS-390HS switcher for use with its wide-ranging video production applications, including live entertainment, conferences and corporate events.
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Roland Systems Group Demonstrates Surround Field Recording and Monitoring with Holophone and DTS at NAB Show
News: Roland Systems Group Demonstrates Surround Field Recording and Monitoring with Holophone and DTS at NAB ShowRoland Systems Group in cooperation with DTS and Holophone microphones are pleased to be demonstrating a 3D recording and monitoring solution for sound designers and location recordists at their NAB Booth C8635.
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Discover the NVIDIA® Jetson TK1 Dev Kit and Pre-Order it on shop.seco.com
SECO, a world leader in electronic embedded solutions, informs that the new NVIDIA® Jetson™ TK1 Developer Kit announced last week at the NVIDIA 2014 GPU Technology Conference by NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is now available for pre-order on shop.seco.com. Shipping will begin April 2014.
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ARRI UWZ Lenses Maximizes Wide Angles Like Never Before
News: ARRI UWZ Lenses Maximizes Wide Angles Like Never BeforeARRI’s new Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 -- the first super wide-angle zoom lens for the professional cine market -- is available in May.
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Advanced Digital Services Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
News: Advanced Digital Services Celebrates its 20th AnniversaryADS Thanks Its Customers For Two Decades Of Support – Company Continues Providing The Best Service, Quality, And Value In Digital Services To The Post Production Community
Advanced Digital Services, Inc. (ADS), a leading global provider of digital mastering, encoding, restoration and duplication services, celebrated today its history as one of the first post production studios in Hollywood to offer digital video and audio services now in continuous operation for over 20 years. The company’s two decades of relentless focus and commitment to service, quality, and value has made it the go-to post house for major studios, broadcasters, independents, and advertising agencies.
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EditShare Powers 4K Media Workflows with New 40-Gigabit Ethernet Shared Storage Options
Now offering support for uncompressed 4K DPX and high uncompressed HD stream counts; delivers blazing-fast performance
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is leveraging new 40-Gigabit Ethernet technology to optimize performance for 4K and other high-resolution workflows across its EditShare shared storage solutions. “Since the very beginning, we have pushed the boundaries of Ethernet. EditShare was first in the industry to leverage standard Gigabit Ethernet for post-production workflows. We were also the first to ship 10-Gigabit Ethernet, supporting uncompressed HD over a TCP/IP network. We are breaking new ground once again with incredible performance using 40-Gigabit Ethernet to support 4K workflows. Visitors to our booth will see first-hand that 40-Gigabit Ethernet has the horsepower needed to support uncompressed 4K DPX as well as huge uncompressed HD stream counts,” comments Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. “Depending on the application you use, we can see performance up to 1.6 GB/sec over SMB2. It's perfect for UltraHD DPX at frame rates up to 30 fps and full-raster 4K DPX at frame rates up to 25 fps.”
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Legend3D Continues to Set the Pace with SGO Technology
News: Legend3D Continues to Set the Pace with SGO TechnologyHollywood's most innovative stereoscopic and visual effects company Legend3D, has invested in SGO's trail-blazing technology to launch them to the next level. Esteemed for delivering the highest-quality Stereo 3D film conversions, Legend3D will integrate its Mistika post production system with two Assist Stations into the conversion and visual effects pipeline at the Company's impressive 60,000 sq. ft. studio with multiple theatres and R&D facilities. With the capacity to work on up to three full feature films and multiple commercials concurrently, Legend3D delivers world-class high quality projects such as "The Lego Movie," "Man of Steel," "Life of Pi," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Smurfs 1 & 2," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," and many others.
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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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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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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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SolidAnim Introduces Solidtrack At NAB 2014
Innovative, Affordable Markerless Camera Tracking and Previz Solution for Real Time Visual Effects and On-Set Visualization or the Film and Broadcast Industries
SolidAnim, a leader in virtual production products, will introduce the latest version of its SolidTrack solution for the film and broadcast industries at NAB 2014.
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MultiDyne® Appoints Industry Veteran Jim Hurwitz to Senior Management Role
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced that it has appointed Jim Hurwitz as vice president of business development. In his new role, Hurwitz will be responsible for developing and marketing new products for MultiDyne to increase the company's global sales efforts.
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MEWShop Announces New Mac OS X Mavericks Support Essentials Workshop
Learn How to Effectively Navigate OS X While Discovering the Secret Tips and Tricks of the Trade; Receive Preparation and Training Needed to Become Apple Certified
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, recently announced the new Mac OS X Mavericks Support Essentials workshop. Ideal for personnel using Mac products and those looking to more effectively navigate their way around the OS X Mavericks systems, this three-day course provides an in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on OS S Mavericks. It is designed to give students a tour of the breadth and depth of OS X Mavericks as well as the best methods for effectively supporting users of OS X Mavericks systems. A combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, the workshop is specifically designed to provide real-world experience and learning.
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TSL Products Partners with TelecomS Expert, ARG, to Lead Audio/video-over-ip Movement for Broadcasters at NAB 2014
News: TSL Products Partners with TelecomS Expert, ARG, to Lead Audio/video-over-ip Movement for Broadcasters at NAB 2014Strategic Development Project Yields Ground-Breaking Audio/Video-Over-IP Technology
TSL Products, manufacturer of audio monitoring, surround sound microphones and processing, broadcast control systems and power management solutions, have formed a strategic alliance with A.R.G ElectroDesign (ARG), leading manufacturer of distribution solutions for the telecoms/satellite industry. The partnership will enable the development of cutting edge Audio/Video-over-IP technology that revolutionizes the way in which signals are transported within a broadcast infrastructure.
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Sounds Good For The 2014 F1 Season
The 2014 Formula 1 Racing Season Not Only Heralds Dramatic New Cars on the Tarmac, Technical Innovations in the Broadcast Coverage are also Taking Place Behind the Scenes.
Raycom, the leading distributor of professional wireless audio for the broadcast industry, has supplied a ground-breaking wireless audio and IEM solution to Presteigne Broadcast Hire for use by the BBC during their coverage of the action.
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Orad and KamaKama deliver on-demand real time video highlights from live sports events in seconds to smart mobile devices.
Orad and KamaKama announced today they have joined forces to provide sports content right holders and broadcasters a cutting edge platform to deliver instant and personalized sports’ clips to their mobile viewers.
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Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™
News: Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™Major Dolby Atmos Stage at Deluxe New York Used for Mixing Darren Aronofsky's Epic Production
Deluxe New York, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, is proud to announce that the makers of Paramount Pictures' epic feature Noah selected Deluxe's new mixing stage at 435 Hudson Street to create the soundscape for director Darren Aronofsky's powerful feature film. The theater—among the largest Dolby Atmos capable sound stages in New York—was the site where Skip Lievsay, the recent recipient of an Oscar for "Gravity," and Craig Henighan mixed the film, utilizing the powerful, lifelike sound made possible by Dolby Atmos technology.
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Facilis TerraBlock Turbocharges ‘Need for Speed’ Post Production for Bandito Brothers
News: Facilis TerraBlock Turbocharges ‘Need for Speed’ Post Production for Bandito BrothersIndie production company Bandito Brothers tapped Facilis Technology's TerraBlock 24D as an on-set shared storage solution to accelerate 4K post production for director Scott Waugh’s “Need for Speed,” which released in theatres on March 14, 2014. Produced by DreamWorks Pictures and starring Aaron Paul, the film adaptation of Electronic Arts’ series of “Need for Speed” video games follows street racer Tobey Marshall as he embarks on a thrilling cross-country race for revenge against the former business associate responsible for putting him behind bars.
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Pronology Showcases its Full Range Of Digital Asset Management Tools at the 2014 NAB Show
News: Pronology Showcases its Full Range Of Digital Asset Management Tools at the 2014 NAB ShowWeb-Based Solution Simplifies the Task of Content Creation and Distribution for Today’s Tapeless Workflows
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, will showcase the latest evolution of its asset management software at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL12410).
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RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6 with GPU support for Nuke and Scratch.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces Twixtor® 6 with GPU support for The Foundry Nuke and Assimilate Scratch. Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence by employing RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel.
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TSL Products Delivers Workflow Demonstration for Broadcasters Entering the Audio-Over-IP Revolution at NAB 2014
News: TSL Products Delivers Workflow Demonstration for Broadcasters Entering the Audio-Over-IP Revolution at NAB 2014TSL Products’ Innovative Technology Helps Define the Future of Broadcast Operations
TSL Products, manufacturer of audio monitoring solutions, surround sound microphones and processors, broadcast control systems and power management tools, will deliver cutting-edge examples of how a broadcast facility can migrate to an Audio/Video-over-IP infrastructure at NAB 2014 (Booth N1123). The company will present its leading-edge AVB audio monitoring technology and new Managed Ethernet Switches, developed to transport signals over IP with only a fractional delay and incredibly tight synchronization.
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Legend3D Enters Strategic Partnership with Imagineer Systems
Leading 2D-to-3D Stereo Conversion Company Integrates Imagineer Technology within Award-Winning Conversion and VFX Pipeline to Add Increased Efficiency to 3D Film Production
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, today announced a strategic partnership with world-renowned 2D-to-3D stereo conversion company Legend3D. Imagineer Systems recently completed an innovative R&D initiative, optimizing integration of mocha Pro with Legend3D’s proprietary VFX tools. The new workflow features mocha Pro fully integrated into the Legend3D conversion and visual effects pipeline in its Southern California and India facilities. For 2D-to-3D conversions, mocha Pro is used for multiple processes including segmentation and clean plating: the process to recreate and fill in background pixels that do not exist in the 2D version. This custom development gave Legend3D access to Imagineer’s engineering team, resulting in a streamlined workflow for mocha Pro and Legend3D’s internal systems. With support for up to 325 artists, Legend3D represents the largest mocha Pro installation to date.
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3rd Annual Sun Valley Film Festival Wraps; 'Little Accidents' Takes Home the Vision Award, While 'Blue Ruin' and 'Antarctica: A Year on Ice' Pick Up the One-In-A-Million Awards
News: 3rd Annual Sun Valley Film Festival Wraps; 'Little Accidents' Takes Home the Vision Award, While 'Blue Ruin' and 'Antarctica: A Year on Ice' Pick Up the One-In-A-Million AwardsThe 3rd annual Sun Valley Film Festival wrapped up a successful, fun-packed festival over the weekend with a jumping Saturday night awards party hosted by actor Michael Weaver and a rousing set by Nashville rockers Those Darlins entertained the crowd with the winners pogoing and moshing their way into the night. Sunday saw a final Coffee Talk with filmmaker Kevin Smith on hand to delight a packed house at the nexStage Theater, as well as present an encore 20th anniversary screening of his landmark film CLERKS.
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Brand New Media Selects Shared Storage Solution from Small Tree
Multi-Office International Digital Media Company Accelerates Workflow with Plug and Play Implementation
Ideal Systems, an industry leading, multi-national systems integrator providing innovative solutions to broadcasting, telecoms and enterprise companies, recently integrated technology from Small Tree at Brand New Media’s broadcast facility in Singapore. Brand New Media (BNM) is a global digital media company that required a robust shared storage solution to accelerate its workflow without disruption to their infrastructure and manpower.
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SGO hires Peter Amies as Training & Education Mentor
News: SGO hires Peter Amies as Training & Education MentorExperienced Industry Professional to Introduce Education Sector to SGO's Training Solutions
SGO announces today the appointment of Peter Amies as Training & Education Mentor. He will play a major role in managing the company's training strategy of Mistika and Mamba FX software solutions for the global education sector.
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Barry Sandrew of Legend3D Named to International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Board of Governors
News: Barry Sandrew of Legend3D Named to International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Board of GovernorsFounder, Chief Creative Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Leading Creative 3D Studio Appointed to Board by Industry Peers
Legend3D, Inc., an industry pioneer in 2D to 3D conversion technology and services, today announced that Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., the company’s founder, chief creative officer and chief technology officer, has been inducted to the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society (3D Society) Board of Governors. Each year, the organization appoints distinguished industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of 3D and imaging technologies to the society board.
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DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
News: DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, has staffed up their New York studio to take on multiple visual effects projects including the new, 13-part event series, “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” presented by FOX and National Geographic Channel. The series made a historic debut on ten 21st Century Fox networks on Sunday, March 9th. A follow-up to the 1980s television series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which was presented by Carl Sagan, the new series’ host is Neil deGrasse Tyson, with Executive Producers Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold, and Brannon Braga. DIVE is one of 12 visual effects studios around the globe working on the new series.
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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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OTOY’s acclaimed OctaneRender™ Software Now Free for Students
Technology Used By The World’s Best Professional Artists, Animators, and Designers Now Available at No Cost to Emerging Talents
Cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today announced that its renowned 3D rendering software, OctaneRender™, along with OctaneRender™ plugins for Blender™ and Autodesk’s 3ds MAX® and shortly, Maya®, are now free for students. The move puts the same cutting-edge software that’s used by hundreds of thousands of professional artists, animators, and designers, in the hands of today’s up-and-coming talents at no cost if purchased using a .edu email address.
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Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®
News: Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was behind-the-scenes for this year’s 86th Academy Awards® telecast providing the star-studded event with its latest asset management solutions. Pronology’s user-friendly interface provided the production staff with an unprecedented level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of a show of this magnitude.
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Suite Spot Produces 160+ Hours of Live Streaming Video Production for The 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
News: Suite Spot Produces 160+ Hours of Live Streaming Video Production for The 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog ShowBicoastal Full-Service Video Production Company Coordinates Flawless 13-Channel Online Broadcast for America's Second-Oldest Sporting Event
Call it the “Best In Show online.” Looking to showcase 187 breeds competing in 12 different rings at the recent 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (WKCDS), producers at USA Network and NBC turned to the full-service video production company Suite Spot to create a seamless 13-channel live streaming online broadcast experience for America's second-oldest sporting event.
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MAXON CINEMA 4D Powers M dot Strange’s Third Animated Fantasy Feature Film, “I am Nightmare”
News: MAXON CINEMA 4D Powers M dot Strange’s Third Animated Fantasy Feature Film, “I am Nightmare”Award-Winning Indie Filmmaker Single-handedly Deploys End-to-End MAXON 3D Workflow to Create Entire CG Film Featuring 1420 Shots of Haunting Images and Landscapes
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced that its industry-leading 3D software solutions, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, helped to streamline the entire filmmaking workflow for award-winning indie filmmaker M dot Strange in his new animated feature film, "I am Nightmare."
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ShadowMachine Signs Director Rohitash Rao for Exclusive US Spot Representation
News: ShadowMachine Signs Director Rohitash Rao for Exclusive US Spot RepresentationCompany Calls Signing “The Perfect Fit, The Perfect Moment"
Commercial animation director Rohitash Rao has joined ShadowMachine for exclusive US spot representation. Known for clever, offbeat storytelling, the director has helmed commercial and music video projects for Crunch, Nike, Snapple, Volkswagen and The Great Big World, among others. Rao has completed his first assignment for the Emmy Award® winning studio: a 6-spot package for DMB/Verrado via Cecillian Worldwide.
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New Adobe Audition keyboard – only from Logickeyboard™
News: New Adobe Audition keyboard – only from Logickeyboard™When Audio and Video Industry Experts Desire Superlative Start-To-Finish Production, They Turn to Adobe Audition And its Cutting-Edge Tools and Features.
Now, LogicKeyboard proudly announces the release of its Adobe Audition keyboard, a product specifically designed for users who rely on Adobe Audition to facilitate the creative process.
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Increased Demand Drives Ensemble Deal with JB&A
News: Increased Demand Drives Ensemble Deal with JB&ALeading manufacturer of broadcast video equipment, Ensemble Designs and JB&A Distribution are pleased to announce a new sales and distribution agreement, effective immediately.
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RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6 with GPU support for Avid Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces Twixtor® 6 with GPU support for Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and NewsCutter®. Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence by employing RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel.
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ShootersNYC Signs Editor Debbie Mcmurtrey To Diverse Roster Of Editorial Talent
News: ShootersNYC Signs Editor Debbie Mcmurtrey To Diverse Roster Of Editorial TalentShootersNYC, the creative multi-dimensional content company, has signed Editor Debbie McMurtrey to the company’s diverse roster, which also includes Editors Anthony Marinelli, Dave Bradley, and Mark Hutchinson; as well as a large resource of editorial, design, visual effects, and post talent within the Shooters family of companies.
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GatorVision Enhances University of Florida In-Venue Sports Production with Tightrope ZEPLAY
News: GatorVision Enhances University of Florida In-Venue Sports Production with Tightrope ZEPLAYSlo-mo Instant Replay System Offers School a Robust Feature Set, Reliable Performance and Affordable Price Point for Upgraded Control Room
GatorVision is the University of Florida athletic department's broadcast and production initiative, handling live and on-demand event streaming and in-venue, game day coverage as part of its operation. The recently-built control room, located in the College of Journalism and Communications building on campus, houses a full complement of cutting-edge production gear suited to both outside broadcasts and in-venue content.
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tvONE Introduces new Control Software for the CORIOmaster & CORIOmaster mini
tvONE, a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video and multimedia processing equipment, is pleased to announce its newest product in the CORIOmax line, the new CORIOgrapher software for the CORIOmaster & CORIOmaster mini.
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Aspera Wins 2014 East Bay Innovation Award
Recognized for Impact on the Region and Innovation in the Category of Information and Communication Technology
Aspera, Inc., an IBM Company and creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, today announced that it has received the 2014 East Bay Innovation Award for best innovation in Information and Communication Technology in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the region and significant advances in technology.
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Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud Innovations
News: Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud InnovationsColorfront Reports Rapid, On-Going Developments in New Distributed Post-Production Model for Motion Pictures and Broadcast TV
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, is showcasing the latest advances of its ground-breaking Colorfront Cloud Services at HPA’s Tech Retreat, Palm Springs, and at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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The Traveling Picture Show Company Signs Director P.R. Brown
News: The Traveling Picture Show Company Signs Director P.R. BrownDirector P.R. Brown Joins TPSC and Keeps the Momentum Going After Working with Pepsi and Diet Pepsi on Key Projects
Today commercial production company The Traveling Picture Show Company welcomes Director P.R. Brown for exclusive commercial and branded representation.
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Light Iron Taps Executive Producer to Oversee NY Operations SoHo Facility Doubles in Square Footage
News: Light Iron Taps Executive Producer to Oversee NY Operations SoHo Facility Doubles in Square FootageLight Iron – a post production leader specializing in content originated on file-based motion cameras – has hired Executive Producer Jean Lane for a newly created role to lead its growing New York facility. Lane’s move from Goldcrest Post comes as Light Iron expands their SoHo operations.
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Legend3D To Open A New Stereo Production Hub In Hollywood
Trusted 3D Partner’s Los Angeles Office will Support Collaboration with Studios, Filmmakers and Producers
Legend3D, Inc., an industry pioneer in 2D to 3D conversion technology and services, today announced that construction is underway for its brand new Hollywood hub that will feature a RealD review theater, editorial suites and a fully-loaded technology lab. The spacious office—with a mezzanine, 28 foot high ceilings and exposed brick and beams—will serve as a prime location for partner and sales meetings.
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Visual Unity Global and Clouds Media Bring vuMobile™ to Africa
News: Visual Unity Global and Clouds Media Bring vuMobile™ to AfricaBusinesses in Tanzania will now have access to the latest website building technologies, along with an m-commerce presence, robust media streaming capabilities and QR codes.
Leading OTT solutions provider Visual Unity Global is expanding its vuMobile™ platform into Africa after signing a new partnership agreement with Tanzanian media conglomerate Clouds Media.
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Digital Juice “Brings It” With Latest Clip-Based Effects Release
All-New Drag & Drop Series 2 product line features over 400 Full HD QuickTime Video Effects
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing its much anticipated follow-up collection of clip-based video effects called Drag & Drop Series 2. This all-new Drag & Drop series consists of 8 unique volumes of clip-based video effects that you can combine with your video footage for dramatic effect. All effects are delivered as 1920x1080 Full HD Quicktime clips that will work with all editing and motion design software including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Apple Motion, Edius and more.
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Codex Recruits Rumberg As Director Of Product Strategy
News: Codex Recruits Rumberg As Director Of Product StrategyCodex has hired Jens Rumberg as its new director of product strategy. Rumberg brings over a decade of cutting-edge experience in motion picture image-science, digital camera and workflow development to Codex, and will focus on developing the company’s current and next-generation product ranges for motion picture and high-end TV production and post production.
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Salesforce’s Storytelling Arm Capitalizes on Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage
News: Salesforce’s Storytelling Arm Capitalizes on Facilis TerraBlock Shared StorageHeadquartered in San Francisco, CA, cloud-computing powerhouse Salesforce is impacting the ways in which enterprise businesses interact with customers, partners and employees. Its popular CRM and sales applications have attracted clients like Facebook, Wells Fargo, Virgin America, Activision, GE and more – providing the company with a wealth of success stories to share. To communicate these narratives, the company leans on an internal creative team known as Storyforce. Led by Director, Senior Producer Clayton Talmon, Storyforce develops 30 pieces of video content per month on average, which are created in part by leveraging a Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system to securely store and manage assets.
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MAXON CINEMA 4D Helps Savannah College of Art and Design Students Tackle Real-World Creative Challenges for Super Bowl XLVIII
News: MAXON CINEMA 4D Helps Savannah College of Art and Design Students Tackle Real-World Creative Challenges for Super Bowl XLVIIICompany’s 3D Motion Graphics Software Used at Preeminent Educational Institution to Contribute Design Concepts for Opening Animation of Broadcast
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that a group of Savannah College of Art and Design® (SCAD) students, relied on CINEMA 4D, its industry-leading motion graphics software, to help develop and design the animated opening concepts for the FOX Sports Super Bowl XLVIII game-day broadcast on February 2, 2014.
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"The Amazing Spider-Man 2™" Gets State-Of-The-Art Sound As Filmmakers Mix In Dolby Atmos And Auro 11.1 By Barco
News: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2™" Gets State-Of-The-Art Sound As Filmmakers Mix In Dolby Atmos And Auro 11.1 By BarcoSony Pictures Entertainment announced today that it is teaming with both Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Barco to mix "The Amazing Spider-Man 2™," the highly anticipated next chapter in the story of Peter Parker, in both the Auro 11.1 system and the Dolby® Atmos™ cinema sound system, to deliver a more natural and realistic soundtrack that moves sound around and above audiences. These innovative technologies open new possibilities to enhance storytelling through sound, giving the moviegoer a more immersive, exciting and compelling experience. The picture will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014, and domestically on May 2, 2014.
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Lightcraft Technology And Solidanim Announce Joint Technology/Distribution Agreement
To provide a full range of affordable optical and markerless tracking for real time visual effects and on-set visualization systems for the entertainment industry
Paris, France, Lightcraft Technology and SolidAnim, leaders in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, announced today they have agreed to combine their Previzion® and SolidTrack product offerings in order to provide a full range of virtual production tools for the entertainment industry.
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Shakespeare’s Globe Primed for Event Cinema & DVD
News: Shakespeare’s Globe Primed for Event Cinema & DVDThree electrifying productions readied for cinema and DVD release.
BTV Post was thrilled to work with Globe on Screen on three titles from Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2013 theatre season.
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The Republic Collective Ushers In New Collaborative Production Model
News: The Republic Collective Ushers In New Collaborative Production ModelAgency & Production Pros Align To Form Resource Solution
The Republic Collective officially launches today, presenting a new collaborative resource model targeted at regional advertising. The Republic is a national network built on the principle of collaboration, quality resources and reach. Whether you live in Portland, OR, or Richmond, VA, The Republic connects advertising agencies and carefully curated and vetted production partners around the nation.
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iZotope and BT Release BreakTweaker™
Make beats you’ve never heard before with the beat machine of the future
The NAMM Show, iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, and GRAMMY®-nominated composer and technologist, BT, have combined creative forces to bring you a drum sculpting and beat sequencing environment that blurs the line between rhythm and melody.
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tvONE Raises AV Performance Standards with its Newest CORIO®2 Universal Scaler
Visit tvONE at ISE in Amsterdam on 4 - 6 February 2014 Booth 4-R62
tvONE, a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video and multimedia processing equipment, will be exhibiting its newest CORIO®2 Universal Scaler at ISE Stand 4-R62. The C2-2855 is the first in a new generation of high performance scalers providing best-in-class video scaling and format conversion along with revolutionary, intuitive user interface tools.
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New Corporate Slogan For The Fujifilm Group: Value From Innovation
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of its original founding, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation has created on a new corporate slogan, “Value from Innovation.” Beginning this month, the Fujifilm Group will adopt the slogan for its global operations.
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Media Group International Introduces SIENNA to Its Broadcast Customers
Leading systems integrator Media Group International can now offer its broadcast customers seamless integration and next generation workflow after becoming an Approved SIENNA Systems integration partner.
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Bannister Lake Offers Powerfully Affordable Score Bug Solution
BL Score Bug Go delivers portable and affordable score bug graphics when space and budgets are tight
Bannister Lake announces the immediate availability of BL Score Bug Go, a compact, cost-effective, lightweight professional score bug solution for live broadcast sports and in-house venue stadium, arena, and park production. This uncompromising carry-on package provides support for HD-SDI output of real-time scoring and game status, helping production teams generate high quality turnkey score bug graphics from a portable system at a fraction of the price.
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Imagineer Systems Congratulates Customers on Best Visual Effects Oscar Nominations
mocha customers Framestore, Weta, Digital Domain and more provide groundbreaking visual effects that earned top films the 2013 Academy Award nomination
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, congratulates its mocha customers for their contributions to Oscar®-nominated films in the Best Visual Effects category. Announced yesterday, "Gravity," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Iron Man 3," "The Lone Ranger" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" each received a nomination for Hollywood’s most sought-after award. Weta Digital, Framestore, MPC, Digital Domain and MPC are among a number of long-time mocha customers responsible for the cutting-edge digital effects used in each film that earned a coveted spot on the list of potentials.
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Chris Fagot Joins 2G Digital as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
2G Digital today announces that Chris Fagot has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Fagot arrives with broad experience in the post production, entertainment and technology industries, having spent the past three years as Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Deluxe.
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Sky High Scrapers Set For Dazzling Heights
News: Sky High Scrapers Set For Dazzling HeightsFinal post-production completed for first series of factual doc, following the gravity-defying exploits of the most daring, high-level maintenance workers in the US.
BTV completed full post-production for the factual doc, exploring the gravity defying exploits of Abseilon Building Services; America’s largest high-rise cleaning company.
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RE:Vision Effects announces DE:Flicker for Adobe After Effects - life just got simpler for high frame rate and timelapse capture
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces DE:Flicker™ for Adobe® After Effects®. DE:Flicker is designed to smooth out those annoying flicker and artifacts when shooting high frame rate or timelapse video. DE:Flicker is unique because it not only fixes flicker from artificial light sources but also fixes flicker on multiple objects, even when those objects flicker at different rates. DE:Flicker also minimizes problems when shooting directly at light sources, causing them to "breathe" and change size when shot at higher frame rates.
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ARRI CSC Appoints Chris Mackarell As Digital Workflow Manager
News: ARRI CSC Appoints Chris Mackarell As Digital Workflow ManagerARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the United States, is pleased to announce that Chris MacKarell has been promoted to Digital Workflow Manager. He will continue to oversee ARRI CSC’s Digital Workflow and On Set activities for New Jersey and Florida facilities while at the same time contributing to ARRI Rental Group product development and Technical Marketing.
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Visual Effects Society to Present “Gravity” Director Alfonso Cuarón with its Visionary Award
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, named acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón as the recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of his extraordinary career, most recently including his landmark achievement on this year’s hugely acclaimed “Gravity.” The award will be presented at the 12th Annual VES Awards on February 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Montréal's Studio Post Kopic is Empowered by Mistika, making Creativity its Trademark in the heart of Canada's Film and TV Industry
News: Montréal's Studio Post Kopic is Empowered by Mistika, making Creativity its Trademark in the heart of Canada's Film and TV Industry“In fact, Montréal is the R&D capital of Canada and now Montréal is Mistika! We see Mistika as the key that opens doors to new opportunities...” Alain Baril, CEO and editor, Studio Post Kopic, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Studio Post Kopic has significantly expanded its service offerings with the purchase of a Mistika DI Post Production System from SGO. The boutique studio specialises in the creation of 2D and stereoscopic 3D content and is based in the thriving film industry city of Montréal in Quebec. Headed by groundbreaking veteran editor Alain Baril and digital artist Nicolas Fournier, the move to progress further with a game-changing investment with Mistika at the helm, reflects the constant desire the company has to push the envelope and offer alternative innovative and creative ways for post production finishing for film and broadcast.
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BARABOOM! Studios Launches in Culver City
News: BARABOOM! Studios Launches in Culver CityPresvisualization specialist founded by Pepe Valencia has big growth plans as more film, television and commercial productions embrace pre-vis as a planning tool.
BARABOOM! Studios, a specialist in previsualization, has opened a full-service production office in Culver City. The launch of the new digs, which features workspace for a small team of artists and an assortment of cutting edge technology, is a prelude to a broader expansion planned for next year. Over the next six months, the company expects to hire additional staff, add a scanning and motion capture stage and extend its menu of services.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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Hybride Technologies Founders and Marc Petit Make Strategic Investment in Fabric Software
High-Performance Tool and App Creation Framework Get Funds for Future Development; Former Senior Autodesk VP Now Chairman of the Board
Today it was announced that Fabric Software Inc. (formerly Fabric Engine Inc.) has secured a round of investment from former Senior Autodesk VP Marc Petit, and two founders of the Montreal VFX firm Hybride Technologies (now a part of Ubisoft). This incoming capital will give the team at Fabric the resources they need to further develop their core technology and the Fabric Engine™. Fabric Engine is a development platform that enables content creation studios to reduce the cost and risk of building high-performance tools and applications.
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All-New Premium Customizable Animation Sets for AE, Motion, Vegas & Premiere Pro
Digital Juice releases all-new Toxic Toolkit Singles for instant download
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing a new premium line of customizable animated graphics sets called Toxic Toolkit Singles. Each Toxic Toolkit Single contains a coordinated set of match moving animated templates and elements that make it easy to give your productions a cutting edge professional look. These matching elements include customizable text and video project segments, animated backgrounds, animated lower thirds and animated wipes (with sound effects) in full HD. Each set also includes a matching high-resolution layered photoshop file.
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NEP Harnesses the Powerful Capabilities of Grass Valley’s K-Frame Switcher Platform
Veteran broadcast services company purchases 26 K-Frame systems and upgrades 5 Kayenne Classics for use for its OB trucks across North America and the United Kingdom Deal builds upon longstanding relationship between the two companies, Strengthens Grass Valley’s position as a leader in the live sports and entertainment production markets
NEP, a leading provider of mobile and fixed broadcast facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom, has purchased 26 Grass Valley® K-Frame™ modular video processing engines to be used with Kayenne® and Karrera® Video Production Centers to upgrade more than 30 of its outside broadcasting (OB) trucks across their fleet. NEP will take delivery of the K-Frames over the next three years, through to 2016.
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Jump Studios, NVIDIA Quadro, Adobe CC and PNY Help Predict the Future of NASCAR’s Top Drivers in Compelling ESPN Teaser
High-profile “Last Chance” TV teaser uses a fortune-teller theme to amplify viewer interest in ESPN’s broadcast of the NASCAR Sprint Series Chase to the Cup finals
The cinematically styled ESPN teaser shows an exotic Tarot card reader foretelling the fates of leading NASCAR drivers as the final NASCAR Sprint Series Chase to the Cup approaches. Who will win? How will the story end? Is the answer in the cards?
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Eskimo Brings the Turnstone Manifesto to Life
News: Eskimo Brings the Turnstone Manifesto to LifeEskimo recently worked from creative concept to final cut on a vibrant new company anthem video for cutting-edge furniture manufacturer and long-time client Turnstone (a Steelcase company). The project was a multifaceted internal and external collaboration, pulling together Eskimo’s internal production talent and utilizing close relationships with outside audio, edit and design houses. "Turnstone Manifesto" is a high-energy rollick through the universe of creative design, contrasting the chalkboard scribbling, iPad-wielding thinkers with the monumental artistic sculptures and images of athletes and musicians that are both the products of and inspiration for their work.
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ARRI Offers Lighting Resource with new Photometrics App
The new ARRI Photometrics App for iPhone and iPad gives quick access to the properties and luminous outputs for ARRI’s renowned light fixtures. Created for lighting and cinematography professionals this free application is now available in the iTunes store. Once downloaded, this valuable tool puts a wealth of information right at your fingertips, whenever you need it – whether on set or shooting in remote locations.
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The Traveling Picture Show Company Welcomes Comedy Director Chad Einbinder
News: The Traveling Picture Show Company Welcomes Comedy Director Chad EinbinderMultihyphenate comedy veteran and Addy winner, Chad Einbinder the latest addition to the TPSC directorial roster, brings a wealth of comedy experience.
Today commercial production company The Traveling Picture Show Company signs Director Chad Einbinder for exclusive representation.
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deltatre and Vizrt expanding partnership for Magma Pro Football solution
News: deltatre and Vizrt expanding partnership for Magma Pro Football solutionItaly-based sports media and technology company deltatre and Vizrt broaden their partnership with Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero for the upcoming Football World Championship. Magma Pro powered by Viz Libero extends deltatre’s Magma product offering typically used for TV graphics and tournament statistics (including tracking data) with the virtual graphic capabilities and 3D camera flights offered by Viz Libero.
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All-New Premium After Effects Templates Featuring Cutting-Edge Styles!
Digital Juice releases Toxic Templates™ for Adobe After Effects® Collection 6: Anticipation
Digital Juice®, the highly acclaimed developer of digital content for video and motion graphics artists, announced today that it is releasing Toxic Templates™ for Adobe After Effects, Collection 6: Anticipation. Toxic Templates™ are unique premium quality animated template graphics that provide After Effects users with a variety of professional finished looks, and feature multiple photo, video and editable text zones per segment. Toxic Templates can be used for everything from movie trailers, opens, segues and video montages to photo galleries and broadcast commercial spots.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21st to 23rd September 2014, MOC Events Center Munich, Germany
Computers and film grow together
Times are changing. Digitalisation generates new challenges but also new chances for the film industry. Gathering information has the top priority. Thus, the specialised trade show cinec provides an ideal market place for all film professionals. Booths can already been booked for the event in fall 2014.
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Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D
News: Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D“If it wasn’t for Mistika's compositing tools we would have lost some vital Stereo 3D shots from the series.” George Dutton, Colourist & Online Artist, BTV Post, London, UK
London's BTV Post provided full post production using Mistika for the stunning five-episode television series "How Cities Work," commissioned by Discovery. Working closely with Electric Sky Productions, BTV Post ensured that the series portrayed the footage in 2D as well as Stereo 3D formats. Filmed in S3D, "How Cities Work" shows coverage of world-leading cities such as London, New York, Barcelona, Las Vegas, Berlin and San Francisco and their key advancements in planning, technology and engineering.
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Cutting Edge’s Latest TVC For Coca-Cola Is A Wild Ride
Cutting Edge’s ‘Wild Health’ TVC for Dentsu, takes a wild ride with Japanese megastar Namie Amuro
Cutting Edge, a leading provider of creative, broadcast, visual effects, film and technical services to the media and entertainment industries, today announced the production of ‘Wild Health’ for Coca-Cola Zero.
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Michael Burton Appointed CEO Of Cutting Edge
News: Michael Burton Appointed CEO Of Cutting EdgeMichael Burton to take the helm of world leading creative media company – Cutting Edge
Cutting Edge, a leading provider of creative, broadcast, visual effects, film and technical services to the media and entertainment industries, announces the appointment of Michael Burton as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO).
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