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Company 3 London Names John Quartel as Technical Director
Award-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced the appointment of renowned color scientist John Quartel to the position of technical director of its London location.
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Cinedeck Saves Anger Management Series $2.25 Million In Post Production Costs
News: Cinedeck Saves Anger Management Series $2.25 Million In Post Production CostsCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, today revealed that its Cinedeck RX record, ingest and transcode platform has saved US comedy-series "Anger Management" (Debmar-Mercury Productions, FX Network) $2.25 million in post production costs, while supporting the delivery of double the number of episodes typically produced over the same production period.
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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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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Introduce New 64-bit Restoration Software DRS™Nova
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Introduce New 64-bit Restoration Software DRS™NovaSuccessor to MTI Film’s industry Standard Correct DRS™ Software, The New Product Represents The Next Step Forward In Digital Restoration.
At NAB 2014, MTI Film will introduce DRS™Nova, a new digital restoration software that is the successor to Correct DRS™, which has served as the industry’s standard for digital film restoration for more than 20 years. DRS™Nova represents a new milestone in digital film restoration, combining native 64-bit processing, resolution independence and a file-based architecture to deliver a leap forward in performance, flexibility and power.
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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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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5Latest Version of MTI Film’s All-In-One Dailies Solution Includes The CORTEX Manifest, a New Way to Maintain Media and Metadata Coherence From Set Through Post.
MTI Film will debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5, the latest version of its groundbreaking all-in-one dailies solution at NAB 2014. The new software includes a variety of upgrades designed to make it faster and easier to copy, color, sync and transcode camera files on-set, near-set and in post-production facilities. It also includes the CORTEX Manifest, a new and innovative tool for managing media and metadata from the set through delivery.
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“Longmire” Becomes the First Show to Implement MTI Film’s New Portable Dailies Solution CORTEX CarryOn
News: “Longmire” Becomes the First Show to Implement MTI Film’s New Portable Dailies Solution CORTEX CarryOnThe hit A&E series adds MTI Film’s turn-key onset dailies and media management system for a more stable and efficient workflow.
The producers of the A&E drama Longmire have selected MTI Film’s new CORTEX CarryOn as their onset media management tool for season three. The CarryOn provides on-set color, camera file offload and backup, and serves as the starting point for tracing media and metadata from the set through dailies and into post.
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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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Codex Extends Workflow Support For RED EPIC DRAGON
Codex, the industry leader in uncompressed RAW recording and workflow technology, has announced a fully-supported workflow for RED EPIC DRAGON cameras, and will show this simple, no nonsense workflow using Codex Vault, during NAB 2014 at the Codex booth #C6048 and at RED’s booth #SL1519.
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Panasonic And Codex Announce High-Speed 4K V-RAW Recording Solution For Panasonic VariCam 35 Camera
Panasonic and Codex, the leading developer of RAW recording and media management systems for motion picture and television production, today announced a strategic product development alliance.
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Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014
News: Codex At The Movies In Spring 2014Codex recording and workflow technologies were used in the production of a wide range of Hollywood studio and independent motion pictures on release in the coming months – from touching teenage romances and dance comedies, to high-octane racing dramas and VFX-laden sci-fi fantasies.
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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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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Launch CORTEX CarryOn, Portable, All-in-One Dailies Solution
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Launch CORTEX CarryOn, Portable, All-in-One Dailies SolutionGroundbreaking system offers a fully-integrated solutions for dailies processing at an incredibly low price.
At NAB 2014, MTI Film will introduce CORTEX CarryOn, its new, portable, all-in-one, on-set dailies solution that is powerful enough to handle the most demanding production tasks and yet small enough to fit in the overhead bin of an aircraft.
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DAX Mobile Now Available as an iPhone App
iDailies® Service for iPhone App Available for TV and Feature Content Producers
DAX, the leading provider of production workflow applications, together with Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), is introducing DAX|Mobile® with iDailies®, a subscription service exclusively for Apple’s iPhone. The new iPhone app joins the iPad app in the iTunes App Store as an innovative collaboration workflow tool for professional TV/movie production, post-production, marketing and creative executives who require working 24/7 access to in-progress content.
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Cinedeck Saves "Anger Management" Series $2.25 Million In Post Production Costs
News: Cinedeck Saves "Anger Management" Series $2.25 Million In Post Production CostsCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, today revealed that its Cinedeck RX record, ingest and transcode platform has saved US comedy-series "Anger Management" (Debmar-Mercury Productions, FX Network) $2.25 million in post production costs, while supporting the delivery of double the number of episodes typically produced over the same production period.
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FilmLight Partners with Codex on New Solution to Digital Dailies
News: FilmLight Partners with Codex on New Solution to Digital DailiesOn-Set Media Management Creates Effortless Dailies Deliverables
Recognising that seamless workflows are critical for commercial and creative success in the movie industry, FilmLight is showing an innovative new collaboration with Codex at NAB2014. The new solution allows every variant of dailies to be created in a single, largely automated process, with an initial Baselight grade forming the foundation of the final look.
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Codex and Solectrix Announce Technology Collaboration
Codex has announced a technology collaboration with high-end electronics solutions developer Solectrix Gmbh to deliver an ultra-compact, high-quality digital cinema camera and recording package.
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Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K Camera
News: Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K CameraCodex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is working with Vision Research to provide a robust and powerful workflow for the Phantom Flex4K camera. Already widely used around the world with many different cameras, Codex Vault is a mobile workflow device that supports the rapid transfer of the digital camera originals from the Phantom for review, post production and archiving.
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ASSIMILATE Licenses ProRes for SCRATCH Encoding on Microsoft Windows
ASSIMILATE Announced Today New v8 Versions of its SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Software to Allow Encoding of Apple ProRes Files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. The SCRATCH Data-Centric DI System is the Most Comprehensive, End-to-End Cinema and Broadcast Imaging Tool. Artists On-Set or in Post Production Can Now Use Both the OS X and Windows Versions Of The Software, and are Guaranteed the Highest Possible Quality and Encoding Speeds on Each Platform.
ASSIMILATE, the industry's leading provider of DI and dailies digital workflow tools, announced today new v8 versions of its popular SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® software, allowing users to encode Apple ProRes files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. Customers can now use both the OS X and Windows versions of the software, and artists either on-set or in post-production are guaranteed the highest possible quality and encoding speeds on each platform. SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8 (including ProRes encoding for Windows 7/8) are available immediately.
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Codex Launches Action CAM ‘Point Shoot & Post’ Package
News: Codex Launches Action CAM ‘Point Shoot & Post’ PackageCodex has announced Codex Action CAM, an ultra-compact, all-in-one, digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D and S3D production. The camera is designed for use as an Action | witness | POV camera system on commercials, TV and movie productions as a companion camera when regular camera packages are too large for the situation or location in which the production is trying to shoot.
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StarliteHD - Transvideo's New On-Board Professional 3G-SDI Field Monitor the Size of a Smartphone
StarliteHD Will be Presented at the Transvideo Booth #C6443 at NAB, Las Vegas, LVCC, Exhibition April 7-10
Award-winning French monitor company Transvideo has furthered its commitment to Digital Cinematography by the launch of a new concept of on-board field monitor, StarliteHD.
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Prime Focus Technologies to acquire DAX
Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology subsidiary of Prime Focus (BSE code: 532748) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DAX, a leading provider of cloud-based production workflow and media asset management applications to the entertainment industry for a base consideration of US$ 9.1 million in a uniquely structured performance linked transaction. PFT through its US subsidiary will acquire all the assets of DAX for an upfront payment with balance payable over 3 years such that cash flows from the North American operations will support the payment.
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FilmLight and Industry Partners Exhibit Flawless Integration at NAB 2014
New and creative technologies provide professional colour control at every stage
FilmLight is focusing its NAB2014 presence on four of its most creative and industry-leading partners – Codex, Dolby, The Foundry and Sony. With innovative and highly cost-efficient technologies being shown for the first time across the exhibition, this year’s visitors will be able to experience the best colour management solutions in a real-world context - as part of a collaborative, creative workflow.
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MTI Film Selects Signiant Media Shuttle for Swift File Delivery of TNT Hit TV Show ‘Dallas’ and More
News: MTI Film Selects Signiant Media Shuttle for Swift File Delivery of TNT Hit TV Show ‘Dallas’ and MoreHollywood Post Production and Restoration Facility Quickly and Easily Transfers Time Sensitive Dailies for Hit TV shows Including ‘Dallas’ and ‘Major Crimes’ to Production Companies
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that MTI Film, a Hollywood-based full service post-production and film restoration facility, is using Signiant’s Media Shuttle™ to automate the daily exchange of some of TV’s most popular episodics with its global production partners. Regularly transferring files as large as 350 GB, MTI Film is now using Media Shuttle to transfer digital dailies for several shows, including “Dallas,” and “Major Crimes,” with ease and speed that it couldn’t find in competing solutions.
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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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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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CineSync Technology Now Integrated Into The Creative-Cartel’s Joust Digital Workflow Management System
Jenny Fulle, Visual Effects Producer and Founder of The Creative-Cartel and Rory McGregor, CEO of Cospective are thrilled to announce an exciting integration between Cospective’s cineSync review and approval technology and The Creative-Cartel’s JOUST digital workflow management system. 
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Running Man Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::Dailies
News: Running Man Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::DailiesNew York post-production facility is currently using Cortex to process dailies for the sit-coms “Louie” and “Broad City.”
Running Man, a full-service New York post production facility, has selected MTI Film’s CORTEX Dailies as the centerpiece of its dailies processing workflow for television, feature films, documentaries and other projects. Cortex's innovative technology streamlines dailies processing, enabling Running Man to quickly deliver media to editorial teams, generate review media accessible across a variety of platforms, and lay the groundwork for efficient color grading and other finishing processes.
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Fraunhofer IIS’ easyDCP Now Available in Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 10 to Enhance the Post-Production Workflow
Blackmagic Design’s post-production suite is now enhanced with generation, encryption and playback of digital cinema packages thanks to easyDCP plug-ins from Fraunhofer IIS
Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, and Blackmagic Design, a world leader in digital TV and film technology, announces the general availability of Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 10 with the core functionality of Fraunhofer IIS’ department of Moving Picture Technologies’ easyDCP software suite. This integration provides the ability to easily generate, encrypt and play back digital cinema packages (DCP).
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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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"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" Returns to The Big Screen With DaVinci Resolve
News: "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" Returns to The Big Screen With DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that big budget thriller "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" has been finished on DaVinci Resolve by Company 3 London. Kenneth Branagh has directed Paramount Pictures' reboot of the spy film franchise, based on bestselling author Tom Clancy's 'Jack Ryan' character.
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Codex In 2014 Awards Season
News: Codex In 2014 Awards SeasonCodex digital recording and workflow products harnessed by nine motion pictures in 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and ASC Awards nominations
Codex is delighted to announce that its digital workflow and recording products were extensively used in the production pipelines of nine motion pictures nominated at the prestigious 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards.
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SIM Digital Toronto to Host Technology Showcase on January 30
News: SIM Digital Toronto to Host Technology Showcase on January 30The latest cameras, lenses, lighting, camera accessories, workflow technology and much more to be featured in Las Vegas-themed event.
Some of the world’s leading manufacturers of camera systems, lenses, lighting equipment, workflow technology and other film and television production gear will be on hand as SIM Digital, along with PS Production Services and Bling Digital, hosts its SIM Technology Showcase on January 30th. Held annually at SIM’s headquarters in Toronto, the showcase has become a can’t miss event for seasoned and emerging production professionals seeking to connect with industry experts. Exhibitors at this year’s event will include ARRI, which will be showing the ARRI AMIRA, its new documentary-style camera, for the first time in Canada. Sony will be demonstrating new workflows for its popular F55 camera system.
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ZYNC used to render VFX work in the cloud on 3 Oscar Nominated Films
Best Picture Nominee American Hustle and Best Visual Effects Nominees Star Trek: Into Darkness & The Lone Ranger all had VFX rendered on the cloud using ZYNC’s technology
ZYNC, the Visual Effects industry leading cloud rendering and storage platform congratulates customers who worked on 3 films nominated for Oscars. Best Picture Nominee "American Hustle" had numerous visual effects shots rendered on the cloud by studio Zero VFX while client Atomic Fiction contributed work on two films nominated for best visual effects, "Star Trek: Into Darkness" and "The Lone Ranger."
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Bling Digital to Host Panel on Post On Demand at Vancouver’s Digital Days Event
Emerging workflow technologies that are revolutionizing film and television post-production will be the focus of panel discussion hosted by SIM Digital’s Bling Digital unit as part of the 2nd Digital Days Conference and Expo in Burnaby, British Columbia.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Supports Numerous Films Screening at Sundance
In a sign of its ongoing commitment to independent film, Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provided post production services for eight films screening at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The facility delivered a variety of creative and technical services, ranging from editorial systems to color grading, for the films, which include two dramatic features, a comedy feature, three feature-length documentaries and two shorts.
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Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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ALT Systems Appoints New Director of Sales
News: ALT Systems Appoints New Director of SalesMichael Ogorek Joins as Sales Executive, Bringing Wealth of Experience to Company
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has appointed Michael Ogorek to the new role of director of sales. Ogorek will be responsible for managing sales activities for all of ALT Systems’ products and services including Autodesk® Creative Finishing products, Colorfront’s on-set dailies solutions, game development packages, compositing, editing, color correction, restoration, data storage, networking, rendering, archiving and large format film recording solutions.
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Brennen Dicker Joins SIM Digital Atlanta to Lead Post Operations
News: Brennen Dicker Joins SIM Digital Atlanta to Lead Post OperationsSIM Digital today announces that Brennen Dicker has joined its Atlanta office as Post Production Manager. Dicker, who previously served as Director of Post Production Sales at Crawford Media Services, arrives with broad experience in all aspects of film and television production, and deep ties to Atlanta’s production community. In his new role, he will lead SIM Atlanta’s Bling Digital unit which provides a variety of leading-edge data management, dailies processing and post production services to film and television productions. SIM Digital also maintains facilities in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Beijing.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Names Clark Henderson to Lead Burgeoning Film Unit
Highly regarded post production executive and supervisor to manage relations with studios and independent producers.
Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, has appointed veteran post production executive Clark Henderson as Senior Vice President, Theatrical Services. Henderson, who will report to COO Rob DeMartin, will act as liaison to the facility’s studio and independent producer clients and oversee post production operations for theatrical motion pictures.
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Cinelicious Puts Film First For Three Sundance Premiere Projects
News: Cinelicious Puts Film First For Three Sundance Premiere ProjectsCinelicious is excited to have contributed post services for three Sundance 2014 premiere films, Michael Tully’s "Ping Pong Summer," Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," and Jeff Preiss’ "Low Down," all shot on 16mm and 35mm film.
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Panasonic Announces Availability And Pricing Of BT-4LH310 LCD Production Monitor With Native 4K Resolution For 4K/2K/HD Cinema Production
News: Panasonic Announces Availability And Pricing Of BT-4LH310 LCD Production Monitor With Native 4K Resolution For 4K/2K/HD Cinema Production31” Monitor Supports Wide Color Space with 4K 10-Bit IPS Panel
Panasonic announced today that its new BT-4LH310,a 31-inch 4096 x 2160 resolution LCD monitor for unrivalled 4K/2K monitoring in the field, in an edit room or on set, is shipping this month with a suggested list price of $28,000.
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Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John Persichetti
News: Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John PersichettiIndependent post-production facility forges strategic alliance with on-set dailies specialist Creative Science to provide turnkey post-production solutions for feature films.
Continuing to build its post production services for feature films, Chainsaw has hired John Persichetti as Senior DI Colorist. Persichetti brings more than 20 years of experience as a feature film colorist, most recently at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility. His credits there included "This Is the End," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "21 Jump Street" and "Hotel Transylvania." At Chainsaw, Persichetti will operate out of the company’s new, 4K digital intermediate theater. His first project will be "A Haunted House 2" for Wayan Bros. Entertainment.
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MTI Film Restores John Wayne Classic “North to Alaska” for Twentieth Century Fox
News: MTI Film Restores John Wayne Classic “North to Alaska” for Twentieth Century Fox
MTI Film recently completed an all-new digital restoration of "North to Alaska," Twentieth Century Fox’s 1960 comedy starring John Wayne. Employing proprietary technology and image processing techniques, MTI Film scanned the original 35mm cut negative at 4K before putting the film through an intensive restoration process to address faded color, Newton rings, dirt, scratches and many other defects. MTI Film ultimately delivered fully restored 4K files to produce a new 35mm negative for long-term preservation, along with a 4K DCP Master and high definition masters in a variety of aspect ratios.
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Camerimage 2013 Award Winners Deliver On-Screen Magic With Codex
News: Camerimage 2013 Award Winners Deliver On-Screen Magic With CodexGolden and Silver Frog, both 3D winners, plus special screeners all shot with Codex workflows
Codex has issued congratulations to the multiple award-winning cinematographers whose digital features, photographed using Codex recording platforms, won in competition at the 2013 Camerimage Festival of Cinematography. Six movies, with budgets ranging from $1m to $100m, screened at the festival with the cinematographers reporting significant on-screen gains having used Codex at the heart of their production workflows.
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Aframe Helps Timeline TV Move, Store and Manage Digital Dailies Super-fast and Securely For Drama Series “In the Flesh”
News: Aframe Helps Timeline TV Move, Store and Manage Digital Dailies Super-fast and Securely For Drama Series “In the Flesh”Aframe Delivers Avid Edit Ready Proxies To London in Under 5 hours, instead of over 35 hours; Uniting Media City and London in A New Era of Digital Dailies Management
Aframe announced that its cloud video production platform helped Timeline TV in Media City to expedite production for the second series of BBC Three’s zombie drama “In the Flesh.” By streamlining the Avid-centric workflow and eliminating a time-consuming transcoding step, Aframe helped Timeline TV make rushes ready for the edit, and make viewing copies available to clients and executives in less than 5 hours, instead of the usual 35 hours.
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“Psyched Out”
News: “Psyched Out”SIM Digital/Bling Digital provide workflow support to hit USA Network series for a record three straight seasons.
Critically lauded and a ratings hit, "Psych" recently wrapped its eighth season in Vancouver, adding to its record as USA Network’s longest-running series. And for the third straight year, the Universal Cable Productions series is making its way from the camera to the screen via an innovative file-based workflow designed and supported by camera and production equipment specialist SIM Digital and its post-production unit Bling Digital.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Services Three Films Screening at Camerimage
Facility continues its close association with the Polish cinematography festival, which will include screenings of “Fading Gigolo,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
Technicolor – PostWorks, New York, provided post production services for three films screening this month at Camerimage, the world’s leading international film festival celebrating cinematographers and the craft of cinematography. They include "Fading Gigolo¸" whose director, John Turturro, will receive the festival’s Special Award for an Actor-Director, as well as Inside "Llewyn Davis and Lee Daniels’ The Butler," which will compete for the festival’s coveted Golden Frog Award in its Main Competition. The 21st Camerimage International Film Festival will be held November 16 – 23 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
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Tiger Aspect Avoids Spilling Blood Over Digital Dailies Review on “Ripper Street” With Aframe
News: Tiger Aspect Avoids Spilling Blood Over Digital Dailies Review on “Ripper Street” With AframeBy Moving to Aframe’s Secure Cloud Service, Tiger Aspect Make Dailies and Rough Cuts Accessible, Fast - and Easily Available Online, iPads or Laptops - while Saving Time and Hassle
Aframe announced that its cloud video production platform helped London production firm Tiger Aspect Productions to solve a classic challenge in TV drama production: getting digital dailies and other works in process assembled, reviewed and distributed efficiently with a large and geographically dispersed team of professionals on the move.
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Advanced Systems Group Explores 4K Production, Workflow Challenges At Free Annual Workshop
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will navigate through the growing 4K landscape at its annual workshop, 4K Workflow 2013, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the New People Cinema at the New People building in San Francisco. The free workshop begins at 10 a.m. and includes lunch.
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ArsenalFX Color Provides Picture Post Production Services for ABC TV's New Hit Series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
News: ArsenalFX Color Provides Picture Post Production Services for ABC TV's New Hit Series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, has announced its role in providing extensive post production services, ranging from dailies through delivery, for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, the new hit series on ABC. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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JVC to Showcase ProHD Camera Line at CCW
News: JVC to Showcase ProHD Camera Line at CCWJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will display its ProHD line of studio and ENG cameras and accessories, as well as its professional monitors and Blu-ray recorders, at Content & Communications World (Booth 1117), which runs Nov. 13-14, 2013, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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Sennheiser receives Engineering Emmy's® Philo T. Farnsworth Award
Audio specialist Sennheiser has been honored with the prestigious Philo T. Farnsworth Award at last night's 65th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Awards in Hollywood. The Philo T. Farnsworth Award honors an agency, company or institution whose contributions over time have significantly impacted television technology and engineering. The award originated in 2003 as a means to recognize Panavision's years of contribution to the film and television industries. Unlike most other Emmy awards, it is not awarded every year. The award is named after the inventor of electronic television, Philo Farnsworth.
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Light Iron Guides Canon’s Project Imaginat10n to Finish
Imaginative Series of Short Films Debuts
LightIron – a post production leader in 4K color and finishing – provided on-set color, data management, and final color for the celebrity-directed short films that premiered at the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Festival last night at Lincoln Center in New York City. The event was presented by two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard.
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MTI Film Boosts Production Staff for Television Post
News: MTI Film Boosts Production Staff for Television PostProducers Antoinette Perez and Lawrence Epstein will oversee post work for more than a half dozen scripted television series.
Ramping up for a busy television season, MTI Film has added veteran producers Antoinette Perez and Lawrence Epstein to its post-production services division. Perez arrives from Pixomondo where she produced visual effects for such films as "Oblivion" and "Red Tails." Epstein’s appointment is a promotion. He served for the past three years as MTI Film’s Night Operations Manager.
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Codex, Cooke Optics and Pixel Farm Share Best of IBC Honors for i/ Squared Technology
News: Codex, Cooke Optics and Pixel Farm Share Best of IBC Honors for i/ Squared Technology/i Squared Technology, a revolutionary system for capturing metadata from digital cameras, is the recipient of a Best of IBC 2013 Award, presented by TVB Europe. Developed jointly byCodex, Cooke Optics and The Pixel Farm, /i Squared Technology streamlines the process of capturing critical lens data, which can lead to significant time and cost savings in production and post production. Best of IBC 2013 award-winners were selected by TVB Europe and IBC Daily teams after reviewing new products from the more than 1400 IBC exhibitors.
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Colorfront Announces Colorfront Cloud Services
News:  Colorfront Announces Colorfront Cloud ServicesInnovative cloud services facilitate new distributed post-production service model
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials, today announced the introduction of Colorfront Cloud Services.
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SIM Digital Reinvents the Rental House Model to Serve a Production Industry Where Data is King
News: SIM Digital Reinvents the Rental House Model to Serve a Production Industry Where Data is KingJohn DeBoer, chief operating officer of Toronto-headquartered SIM Digital, sensed that the rental house business model needed to evolve back in 2009. At that time, SIM had been operating for nearly three decades and become one of the top rental houses in North America for cameras, editing systems and a variety of other gear for television, commercials and broadcast production. The rental business was going through a radical shift as productions were abandoning 35mm film in favor of digital capture. The shift involved more than switching cameras, the entire production and post-production workflow—one that had been in place for decades—needed to be reinvented in order to accommodate imagery in the form of data files rather than celluloid.
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Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTO
News: Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTOColorfront, 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 the appointment of multi-award-winning, image-science expert, Bill Feightner, as its new chief technology officer.
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Codex Desert Heat
News: Codex Desert HeatCinematographer John Seale Takes Codex into the Namibian Desert to capture “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
"Mad Max: Fury Road" is the fourth installment in writer/director George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action franchise. It is also the first digital film for cinematographer John Seale, whose storied career spans more than 30 years and such iconic titles as "Mosquito Coast," " Witness," "Dead Poets Society" and "Rain Man."
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Hungarian FilmLab Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::Dailies for New Digital Dailies Service
Europe’s BoneheadZ oversees installation of the most comprehensive digital dailies system in Eastern Europe.
The Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), Hungary’s largest provider of film laboratory and post-production services, has purchased MTI Film’s flagship dailies processing solution, CORTEX::Control Dailies Ultimate Edition. FilmLab will employ CORTEX::Dailies to service feature and television productions working in Hungary and throughout Europe. The system is capable of processing camera data from all popular digital cinema cameras, including cameras made by Sony, ARRI, Canon and RED, and creating media required for editorial, review and back-up, with or without applied color grading.
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Engineering Emmy® awarded to iZotope RX® Audio Repair Technology
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, has been honored by the National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for RX Audio Repair Technology. The Engineering Emmy is presented to an individual, company or organization for engineering developments so significant that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.
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Zoic Bridges Remote Facilities and Paves a Path to 4K with AJA KONA 3G
News: Zoic Bridges Remote Facilities and Paves a Path to 4K with AJA KONA 3GWith locations in Culver City and Vancouver, Zoic Studios is responsible for award-winning effects in film, advertising, games and television. In addition to a steady stream of feature, games and commercial projects, Zoic is currently handling VFX for television shows "Falling Skies," "Once Upon a Time" and "Wonderland," all shot using virtual sets. The company is also venturing into 4K post-production within their commercial division for the the Intel and Toshiba webisode series, "The Power Within." For reliable and efficient collaboration across remote facilities, Zoic relies on AJA's KONA 3G cards to help facilitate live synchronized sessions using Tweak's RV-SDI playback and review software.
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Aspera Receives 65th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award for Aspera fasp™
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Aspera has been awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its Aspera fasp core transport technology – an innovative high-speed data transfer software that has transformed the way media content is ingested, produced, managed, distributed and delivered today.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Posts Five Films Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival
News: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Posts Five Films Screening at the Toronto International Film FestivalFacility continues is long-standing support for exceptional independent films with “Fading Gigolo,” “One Chance,” “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her,” “The Armstrong Lie,” “12.12.12: The Concert for Sandy Relief.”
Technicolor – PostWorks, New York, provided post-production services to five films that screened at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival. They included three narrative films, John Turturro’s "Fading Gigolo," David Frankel’s "One Chance," and Ned Benson’s "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her," as well as Alex Gibney’s documentary "The Armstrong Lie," and The Weinstein Company’s concert film "12.12.12: The Concert for Sandy Relief."
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Lights, Camera, Color With Davinci Resolve 10 At The September Editors’ Lounge
News: Lights, Camera, Color With Davinci Resolve 10 At The September Editors’ LoungeIt’s lights, camera, color at the September Editors’ Lounge starring DaVinci Resolve 10 with a completely redesigned user interface. Editors and post- production professionals will have the opportunity to get an up close look at all the latest features with demonstrations by colorist David Block that will include, dailies and metadata, HSL curve grading, color decision lists, 4K grading and monitoring, plus much more. The event will be held Friday, September 27th at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required in order to attend.
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Utah Valley University Students Get Digital with Facilis TerraBlock
News: Utah Valley University Students Get Digital with Facilis TerraBlockFor graduates seeking jobs in media and entertainment production, competition is fierce. Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Digital Media Program strives to provide students with hands-on training and field experience that will give them a competitive edge upon entering the industry after graduation. Offering tracks in Audio Production, Cinema/TV Production, Gaming and Animation, IT and more, UVU’s four-year program lays the foundation for a successful career in any digital media discipline.
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The HPA Announces the 2013 Winners of the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® announced the 2013 recipients of the organization's Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production earlier this month, during a special on-line press event. These prestigious awards recognize the technical excellence and creative innovation that is helping to drive the post industry forward. The nominees in the craft categories were also announced.
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Panasonic Unveils New Details About The BT-4LH310 Native 4K LCD Production Monitor For 4K/2K/HD Cinema Production
News: Panasonic Unveils New Details About The BT-4LH310 Native 4K LCD Production Monitor For 4K/2K/HD Cinema Production31” Monitor Supports Wide Color Space With 4K 10-BIT IPS Panel
Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions announced new details about the BT-4LH310, a 31-inch 4096 x 2160 resolution LCD monitor for unrivalled 4K/2K monitoring in a studio or in the field. The 4LH310’s 4K 10-bit IPS panel affords native 4K resolution, a wide viewing angle, and faithful reproduction of up to 1.07 billion colors. The high quality LCD monitor features multiple professional inputs (including 3G/HD-SDI, HDMI and DisplayPort); true colour processing with a 3D look-up table (LUT); HD closed captioning; and an eco-friendly panel with mercury-free LED backlight.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New HyperDeck Studio Models
Blackmagic Design today announced HyperDeck Studio 2 and HyperDeck Studio Pro 2, new models of its popular broadcast disk recorders. HyperDeck Studio 2 is available now for US$995 and HyperDeck Studio Pro 2 is available now for US$1,995.
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Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
News: Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013IBC 2013, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront will underline its reputation as an industry-leading technology innovator as it previews performance-boosting advances for 4K and Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) production and post production, across the 2014 versions of its On-Set Dailies, Express Dailies and Transkoder products at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13-17 Sept (c/o AJA 7.F11, Tangent 7.G33 and Sony 12.A10).
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Codex to Showcase New Products at IBC 2013-Hall 11, G-30
News: Codex to Showcase New Products at IBC 2013-Hall 11, G-30—Codex will demonstrate new products, including Codex Review, Vault 2 and Data Logger One at IBC 2013, September 13th to 17th at the RAI in Amsterdam.
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Daystrom Appoints Steven B. Cohen to Lead 4K Initiative
News: Daystrom Appoints Steven B. Cohen to Lead 4K InitiativeFormer Sony Pictures and Ascent Media technologist to assist in launch of software-defined workflow systems for managing high-resolution and high-frame rate data files.
Daystrom Technology Group, a California-based specialist in high-performance workflows and durable storage, has hired Steven B. Cohen as Solutions Architect to lead their new 4K workflow automation and storage initiative. Cohen brings broad expertise in digital technologies for film and television production through posts with Sony Pictures Studios, Ascent Media Group, Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition and Cohen Communications, Inc.
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Cooke Optics, Codex and The Pixel Farm present /i Squared Technology
News: Cooke Optics, Codex and The Pixel Farm present /i Squared Technology- Next-generation metadata system expands capabilities of /i Technology -
At IBC 2013, Cooke Optics will announce its new /i Squared Technology system (patent pending) that expands the capabilities of the original /i Technology system developed by Cooke to record key lens data for post-production work and real-time display.
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Sony Media Cloud Services Ci Platform Debuts in Europe with Groundbreaking Video Production Applications and Wireless Camera Integration
News: Sony Media Cloud Services Ci Platform Debuts in Europe with Groundbreaking Video Production Applications and Wireless Camera IntegrationNew Services and Application Integration Give Creative Professionals A Virtual Studio in the Cloud
Sony Media Cloud Services today announced the debut of new production applications and wireless camera integration during its European launch of CiSM, a dynamic cloud-based video production and library platform. Since its launch at NAB in April, Ci has released new and enhanced services which include: Ci RoughCut, a browser-based application that enables the sourcing and stitching of multiple clips; and collaboration tools Ci AudioReview and Ci VideoReview, which allow any person throughout the production process to review, annotate, and collaborate on media files from any location in real-time. To help creative professionals gain access to content immediately, Ci recently integrated Sony’s wireless camera adapter to deliver camera-to-cloud functionality. Sony Media Cloud Services will demonstrate these applications and provide a sneak peek into wireless camera-to-cloud integration in Sony’s booth at IBC this week.
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MTI Film Adds J.D. Vandenberghe as Product Manager
News: MTI Film Adds J.D. Vandenberghe as Product ManagerFormer ARRI workflow specialist will spearhead Cortex development.
MTI Film, a leading developer of software applications for dailies processing, media transcoding and film restoration, has appointed Jean-Dominique “J.D.” Vandenberghe as Product Manager. Formerly Workflow Project Manager at ARRI, Vandenberghe brings a strong background in engineering and mathematics, and broad experience with digital cinema camera systems and workflow technologies.
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SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”
News:  SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”Bad Robot selected Mistika for its high-end finishing and innovative 2D and stereoscopic 3D film workflows
Already lined up for a variety of projects at Bad Robot, SGO’s Mistika was used in the post production finishing of the 2D and 3D movie “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”. Mistika's involvement also included unique workflow technologies for film and conform, in all dimensions for 2D, stereoscopic 3D and IMAX versions. Bad Robot's Mistika systems were put to work in all of the the visual effects systems integration and 3D coordination throughout the film. “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”, directed by J.J. Abrams, in co-production with Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, and Bad Robot Productions, represents the second feature in the brand which grossed more than $450 million at the worldwide box office.
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Hooligan & Table of Content Director Rick Knief Shine for Hawaiian Tropic’s “New Face” Campaign
News: Hooligan & Table of Content Director Rick Knief Shine for Hawaiian Tropic’s “New Face” CampaignNY-based editorial company Hooligan recently teamed up with Table of Content Director Rick Knief to help produce an interactive ad campaign for Hawaiian Tropic via Grey Advertising. The Hawaiian Tropic “New Face Contest and Sweepstakes” invited online voters to help crown the next spokesperson for the iconic sun-care brand as well as win prizes. The winner is 22-year-old Tampa Native Danielle Erb.
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve Used for FOX Sports 1 Debut Commercial
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve were used to complete FOX Sports 1’s premier commercial “Happy Days Are Here Again.”
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SIM Digital Cracks the Post-on-Demand Code for Covert Affairs with Facilis TerraBlock
News: SIM Digital Cracks the Post-on-Demand Code for Covert Affairs with Facilis TerraBlockUSA Network’s popular spy drama "Covert Affairs" has captivated TV audiences around the world with its high-speed chase scenes, complicated love triangles and explosive visual effects. Shot in 4K with post production by SIM Digital Subsidiary Bling Digital, the show offers an HD viewing experience that leaves audiences on the edge of their seats each week.
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Pacific Post Unveils New Location
News: Pacific Post Unveils New LocationNew Facility in North Hollywood Significantly Expands Company Footprint, Team and Services
Pacific Post, a leading provider of Avid rental equipment and editorial space for the film and television industry, will open the doors of its new North Hollywood facility this week, adding to the company’s well-established Hollywood presence with more space, services and capabilities.
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Cinematographer Lorenzo Hagerman Chooses Codex for Amat Escalante’s Thriller “Heli”
News: Cinematographer Lorenzo Hagerman Chooses Codex for Amat Escalante’s Thriller “Heli”
Mexican writer/director Amat Escalante won Best Director as this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his new thriller" Heli." The film is the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Escalante’s previous films "Sangre" and "Los Bastardos" which similarly drew critical praise (and numerous festival awards) for their unflinching portraits of the lives of ordinary Mexicans. "Heli" is also one of the first films produced by Mexico’s burgeoning independent film industry to be captured with an ARRIRAW workflow based on ARRI’s Alexa camera and Codex’'s Onboard Recorder.
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SIM Digital Helps CTV’s “Spun Out” Shift into High Gear
News: SIM Digital Helps CTV’s “Spun Out” Shift into High GearSIM Digital recently provided production and post-production equipment, services and support for the debut season of "Spun Out," a new multi-camera sit-com from CTV and Project 10 Productions. SIM designed and built a complete file-based workflow for the show that extended from the cameras through final delivery and included such innovative features as real-time delivery of full-resolution camera media from the set to the editorial team.
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Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
News: Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront will underline its reputation as an industry-leading technology innovator as it previews performance-boosting advances for 4K and Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) production and post production, across the 2014 versions of its On-Set Dailies, Express Dailies and Transkoder products at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13-17 Sept (c/o AJA 7.F11, Tangent 7.G33 and Sony 12.A10).
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 10 Workshops to the Fall Lineup
News: Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 10 Workshops to the Fall Lineup
Grade like a pro with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve; August and September workshops taught by ICA co-founder Warren Eagles
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood’s blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 10 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing functionalities among many other upgrades.
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"The Kings of Summer" Colored with DaVinci Resolve
News: "The Kings of Summer" Colored with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used for color correction on the coming of age comedy “The Kings of Summer.” Distributed in the US by CBS Films, the indie darling, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theaters across the US on May 31, tells the story of three teenage friends who decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
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Hollywood’s Chainsaw Launches Feature Film Division
News: Hollywood’s Chainsaw Launches Feature Film DivisionIndependent post-production facility unveils new 4K DI theater, adds Annalise Kurinsky as Director of Feature Services, DI Colorist Doug Delaney and Finishing Editor John Pehlke.
Chainsaw, the boutique Hollywood post production facility with credits ranging from American Idol to the Academy Awards, has launched a new division focused on post-production services for features. The company has built an all-new 4K digital intermediate theater at its facility on Orange in Hollywood and brought on a colorist-editor-producer team with lengthy experience in preparing films for digital cinema, film theatrical, broadcast and home entertainment release. The new division will target both studio and independent features.
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Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop Shop
News: Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop ShopMargarita Mix Hollywood, a FotoKem company that has been providing award-winning audio post services to the entertainment and advertising industries for 34 years, has developed a unique post production finishing workflow that includes the addition of two color suites and an upgraded hub for media management. The expansion and inventive new process enable content creators to complete audio and video work simultaneously at a single facility, adding speed and cost efficiencies to the workflow.
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Codex Introduces Codex Backbone and Production Server
Codex Debuts Codex Backbone at Siggraph 2013
Codex, who design and manufacture high-performance workflow tools for feature film, television and commercials production, today announces an expansion of its product range with the Codex Production Server and Backbone.
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Codex, Cooke Optics And The Pixel Farm Announce Plans For Next-Gen Metadata System
News: Codex, Cooke Optics And The Pixel Farm Announce Plans For Next-Gen Metadata System- Companies will build on /i Technology to assist VFX post teams -
Cooke Optics, the Academy Award®-winning manufacturer of precision lenses, is to team up with Codex, the manufacturer of high-end digital equipment for film and television production, and The Pixel Farm, the developer of image processing technologies, to develop and deliver the next generation of metadata capture for film and digital cameras.
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SMPTE IBC2013 Preview
News: SMPTE IBC2013 PreviewSociety of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Partnership Village at Stand 8.F51f
SMPTE will present the session "Beyond HD: The Technology Landscape for Future Broadcasting" at IBC2013. On Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. in room E102, Dr. Hans Hoffmann of the EBU will convene this session on the current state of ultra-high definition television (UHDTV). Experts from leading media companies and technology suppliers will provide a practical, real-world view of the technology ecosystem, as well as a look at the future roadmap for UHDTV. Highlights will include an extensive review of the definition of UHD, the publication of the SMPTE UHDTV Study Group report, and lessons learned from groundbreaking UHDTV work done at the 2013 Wimbledon Tennis Championship and Confederation Cup. The session will close with an interactive panel discussion — joined by representatives from Panasonic Europe, Samsung, Sony, Disney, the BBC, Sky Germany, Sky TV UK, and NBC Universal — on the opportunities and barriers to full deployment of UHDTV.
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Shotgun Production Management Platform Drives White House Down VFX Pipeline
News: Shotgun Production Management Platform Drives White House Down VFX PipelineUncharted Territory Production Team Collaborates and Manages Ten Visual Effects Vendors Via The Shotgun Platform
The Shotgun production management platform played a pivotal role in helping Uncharted Territory manage the White House Down visual effects pipeline, which was distributed among ten different companies across North America and Europe.
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FilmLight’s Baselight creates look for Pacific Rim
News: FilmLight’s Baselight creates look for Pacific Rim- MPI colorist Maxine Gervais uses full range of Baselight tool-set to develop stunning looks for summer blockbuster -
Pacific Rim, a Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures production directed by Guillermo del Toro, has been post produced at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging (MPI). Lead colorist, Maxine Gervais, used Baselight grading tools – on a laptop as well as a Baselight EIGHT system – to perfect the look of the movie, from set to final deliverables.
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Tweak Software’s RV-SDI Adopted by Bad Robot for Star Trek Into Darkness 2K VFX Review
News: Tweak Software’s RV-SDI Adopted by Bad Robot for Star Trek Into Darkness 2K VFX ReviewBad Robot, the production company founded by director J.J. Abrams, recently adopted Tweak Software’s RV-SDI to review visual effects shots from Star Trek Into Darkness. Tweak Software, makers of RV, the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists, released RV-SDI just over a year ago, adding SDI output to accommodate color correct, 2K uncompressed, VFX dailies in screening rooms and on professional reference monitors.
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Bui’s Multi-Platform Endeavor Relies on OConnor, Litepanels, Petrol Bags & Anton Bauer
News: Bui’s Multi-Platform Endeavor Relies on OConnor, Litepanels, Petrol Bags & Anton BauerIt’s taken several years for cinematographer Lan Bui to bring Redemption: "The Darkness Descending" to completion. But it’s been worth the effort. The multi-platform project began as a 24 episode web series that allows the audience to enter an underground world and become part of the story through a groundbreaking interactive app, and has since grown into a feature film.
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EditFest London Makes Starry Debut American Cinema Editors Event Presents World Class Talent to Sold-Out Audience
News: EditFest London Makes Starry Debut American Cinema Editors Event Presents World Class Talent to Sold-Out AudienceAmerican Cinema Editors (ACE), the honorary society of motion picture editors, made its international debut last weekend in the UK with EditFest London. The event took place at the Ray Dolby Theater in Soho to a sold-out crowd of working and aspiring editors and industry professionals. An impressive roster of top editors shared their experiences over the course of the day, offering a rare opportunity for attendees to hear the most compelling artists talk about their work, ask questions of them, and mingle with colleagues. Los Angeles-based ACE Board Member Steve Rivkin, A.C.E. "Avatar"," Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Dead Man's Chest" and "At World's End" opened the day and welcomed panelists and attendees to the event.
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ArsenalFX Color Amplifies A Cross-Border Criminal Chase For FX’s "The Bridge"
News: ArsenalFX Color Amplifies A Cross-Border Criminal Chase For FX’s "The Bridge"Post production studio ArsenalFX Color dives into the heart racing chase to catch a border-hopping serial killer in the new police drama series “The Bridge,” debuting on FX on July 10th. The new series follows two police detectives—one Mexican, one American—in their joint effort stop a serial killer menacing both nations along the Texas-Mexico border. Starring Ted Levine, Diane Kruger and Demián Bicher, the show is led by series’ executive producers/head writers Meredith Stiehm (creator of “Cold Case”) and Elwood Reid. The series was recently recognized by the Critics’ Choice Awards as one of the “Most Exciting New Series” by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.
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Cinematic Image Capture, Extreme Mobility, Low-Light Performance, and Workflow Advantages Make the Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera Perfect for Filming a New Indie Comedy
News: Cinematic Image Capture, Extreme Mobility, Low-Light Performance, and Workflow Advantages Make the Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera Perfect for Filming a New Indie ComedyWhen shooting his recent independent feature "Heads We Do," cinematographer Andrew Huebscher faced challenges including a tight budget, a 15-day shooting schedule, exterior night scenes, and the need for outstanding motion-picture image quality. His solution to these issues was shooting with EOS C300 Cinema Cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. “The EOS C300 camera delivers a high quality, cinematic look in a compact package,” said Huebscher. “And the ability to use Canon EF still lenses alongside standard motion picture film-style accessories makes the camera scalable from run-and-gun shooting up to studio-style work.”
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MarVista Entertainment Streamlines TV Movie Production and More Using Aframe’s Cloud–based Platform for Digital Dailies
News: MarVista Entertainment Streamlines TV Movie Production and More Using Aframe’s Cloud–based Platform for Digital DailiesFootage Moves Direct From Camera to Aframe for Transcode Then Delivery to Entire Review Team in Hours; “Rivals Major Digital Dailies Solutions Feature for Feature, for a Fraction of the Price”
Aframe, a cloud video production and media asset management solutions company, said that leading producer and distributor MarVista Entertainment used Aframe’s solution to expedite review and approval of digital dailies for numerous nationally aired features as part of a hyper-streamlined workflow. Backed by Aframe’s ability to take footage direct from cameras, into the cloud, and deliver content as Web links in an email, MarVista now routinely is getting dailies up and ready to watch an average of 24 hours earlier than before. Aframe’s speed and ease of use also is allowing fast identification and fixes of issues the next day, and made it easier to keep an entire team of professionals in many locations on the same page creatively.
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Cool Workflow Tools for the Post Production PipelineCool Workflow Tools for the Post Production Pipeline
Lots of neat stuff was introduced to the video production world this month, so I decided to put together a few bits of the coolest of the stuff. You may or may not have a use for all of these things now, but what they represent for workflow efficiencies for the future -- in prepping dailies, live productions, music editing, or even uploads and downloads -- is pretty cool.
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Iron Man 3, Marvel & The Future of the SuperheroIron Man 3, Marvel & The Future of the Superhero
Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, began her career in the early days of the digital visual effects industry. We had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Victoria about the Iron Man movies, post production's evolution, remote dailies and coloring on set, 4K & HFR, and keeping the modern superhero movie fresh.
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Skyfall: Dailies & DI from London to CaliforniaSkyfall: Dailies & DI from London to California
To ensure color consistency from dailies to DI for Skyfall, Company 3 London and EFILM collaborated to create an integrated pipeline, newly branded EC3. Skyfall cinematographer Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC was able to enjoy dailies graded by his long-time CO3 Santa Monica colorist working out of London, and the two facilities coordinated color science and calibration for an overall consistent look throughout the process.
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Undead hits The Walking Dead (shooting on film) and The Vampire Diaries (shooting with ARRI Alexa) are both shot near Atlanta, GA, and both rely on Crawford Media Services for dailies for two very different workflows, one revolving around the ARRI Alexa, the other around Super 16 film.
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IBC 2012: Colorfront Express DailiesIBC 2012: Colorfront Express Dailies
Colorfront, the company that brought us On-Set Dailies, is now shipping Express Dailies, a laptop-based dailies system based on the same image-science technology. Express Dailies features a range of tools for file-based workflows, including playback and sync, QC, color grading audio and metadata management: for a new low price of $15,000.
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There’s a whole big world out there in post-production-land, and most of it is pretty awesome. When I headed to the NAB Show last week(ish), part of my (personal) mission was to learn a little more about companies I didn’t know much about. Not just ask someone or read some...
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(this is a re-publish of a blog article I wrote for my personal web page) When I was starting out in post there was a clearly defined road one took to becoming an editor. These were the last few years of cutting film on a 35mm flatbed and my experience...
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