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MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter
News: MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter"Meet Sunny and Steve," the charming characters brought to life by MPC NY in a light-hearted short film written and directed under one roof by in-house talent Bill Dorais and Ty Coyle. Born out of MPC’s love for storytelling, the passion project quickly turned into an ongoing creative platform to collaborate, experiment, and develop talent within the MPC NY character design team.
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Filmmaking in LA Event Works to Inform Local Filmmakers
Panel of Filmmakers Set to Share Experiences and Rally To Keep Productions at Home
In an ongoing effort to bring and keep production in LA, the Los Angeles Post Production Group is teaming up with NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and FilmL.A. to provide an opportunity for filmmakers to become better informed about what the City of Los Angeles has to offer, how the permitting process works and what types of facilities are even available free of charge right here in the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
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Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4DThinkbox Software today launched Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D, which is compatible with R14 and R15 running on OSX and Windows operating systems. Also available for Autodesk® Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Krakatoa provides a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles.
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MochaImport+ for NUKE Bridges Complex VFX Pipelines
New VFX Utility Provides Tight Integration Between NUKE’s Node-Based Workflow and Mocha Pro, Connecting High-End 3D and Stereo Compositing with Groundbreaking Planar Tracking
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and mamoworld, innovative developer of motion graphics and VFX software, today announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The newest VFX utility application to come out of the long-standing partnership between Imagineer Systems and mamoworld, MochaImport+ for NUKE bridges data flow between NUKE and mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work seamlessly on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.
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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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Digital Vision's Bifrost Archive Bridge Provides Streamlined Workflow for Film Preservation
Unique Solution Provides A Cost-Effective And Efficient Workflow Through Automation
At NAB 2014 Digital Vision will present Bifrost Archive Bridge, a unique solution that enables archive owners to preserve and restore their precious assets by creating high quality digital media through streamlining processes and automation. Bifrost workflow presentations will be available by prior appointment during NAB 2014, at Digital Vision's suite at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to the LVCC.
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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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camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!
News: camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!New Film-Making Tool To Create Special Effects, Motion Time-Lapse And Animation Footage
camBLOCK shows the camBLOCK Adventure - a fully featured, ultra-portable motion control camera system available to demo today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
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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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“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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Digital Vision Brings Latest Post Production, Restoration and Archive Solutions to NAB 2014
- First look at Golden Eye 4 film scanner, Bifrost Archive Bridge and latest versions of Nucoda and Phoenix -
NAB 2014, Stand SL6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel: Once again Digital Vision invites NAB visitors to its Demo Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to the LVCC, where it will present a range of products for post production, restoration, archive and broadcast.
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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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New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production Solution
News: New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production SolutionAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today introduced Primestream NewsPod by ASG, a turnkey integrated HD production and automation package for small and medium-sized newsrooms. Built around Primestream’s FORK Production Suite, the end-to-end solution includes all the hardware and software required to ingest, edit, playout and distribute news content. Primestream will demonstrate its FORK Production Suite at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL10216), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools, on set media management and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11, a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Joins NewTek Developer Network™
EVO Shared Storage Server Integrates High-Performance, Extensive Connectivity Options for NewTek TriCaster™ and 3Play™
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of the industry leading EVO shared storage system for video and audio workgroups, today announced its entrance into the NewTek Developer Network. This allows integration of EVO servers with NewTek TriCaster™ multi-camera live video production and 3Play™ integrated sports production systems.
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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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Bella Corporation Launches KillerKeys Pro for Mac
News: Bella Corporation Launches KillerKeys Pro for MacKillerKeys Pro for Mac: the last shortcut keyboard you will ever need
Bella Corporation today announced the launch of the much anticipated Mac version of KillerKeys Pro, which now includes a fully interactive shortcut keyboard, making it the last shortcut keyboard you will ever need. Using KillerKeys Pro allows you to automatically see the shortcuts – both in a traditional keyboard layout and using palettes of keys – for practically any application you are working in.
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Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand Spots
News: Qube! Helps MPC Work Lean and Mean on E4’s Brand SpotsPowerful, Easy-To-Use Render Farm Management Tools Let Artists in MPC’s Motion Design Studio Become Their Own Render Wranglers for High-Profile Rebrand Job
When one of the UK's largest broadcasters asks you to create a series of station identification clips (idents) for a major channel rebrand, you know that millions of people will be scrutinizing every frame. So how do you ensure the rendering goes without a hitch – without the need for dedicated support staff? If you're MPC, the answer is simple: you turn to PipelineFX and its Qube! render farm management system.
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Sound Devices Hosts Lineup of Renowned Industry Professionals at its Booth During NAB 2014
Hear from the Pros as They Discuss Today’s World of Audio and Video Production
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, will host several presentations from leading industry professionals at its booth throughout the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546).
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Union Visual Effects Re-Creates Renaissance Era Florence for the Second Season of "Da Vinci’s Demons."
Union VFX has provided key visual effects work over several episodes of the second season of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons”, produced by Adjacent Productions, it was announced today. The first episode premieres in the UK on April 4 at 10PM on FOX UK.
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Prism Sound Shows New Audio Interfaces at NAB 2014
NAB 2014 Gives This Internationally Acclaimed Company an Opportunity to Showcase its Full Range of Recording and Broadcast Products.
After an exceptionally successful 12 month trading period, which culminated in a move to larger offices in the USA, internationally acclaimed manufacturer Prism Sound will be using the NAB 2014 platform to introduce post production and broadcaster engineers to its growing family of audio interfaces.
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ARRI Previews New ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.1 at NAB
News: ARRI Previews New ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.1 at NABARRI is currently working on a new version of ARRIRAW Converter that will be optimized for the new Mac Pro and updated to support the latest features in OS X Mavericks. ARC 3.1 will be previewed at NAB.
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Digital Vision Launches Golden Eye 4 Scanner at NAB 2014: NAB 2014, Stand Sl6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel
- Customer feedback leads development of new features -
Digital Vision will launch the Golden Eye 4 film scanner for restoration and archive at NAB 2014. The new scanner incorporates many new features that have been requested by users of Golden Eye 3.
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Aspera Expands Partner Ecosystem at NAB 2014
Leading Media Technology Providers are Adopting Aspera FASPTM to Enable High-Performance Content Storage, Processing and Distribution
Booth SL8511- Aspera, Inc., an IBM Company and creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, expanded its partner ecosystem with new joint solutions powered by Aspera FASP™ high-speed transport technology.
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Digital Vision Announces New Pricing and Features for Nucoda Grading Products
Current Customers' Investment Is Protected
NAB 2014, Stand Sl6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel: Digital Vision has announced some significant changes to its range of Nucoda colour grading products and its pricing structure. The move comes as a considered response to the increasing commoditisation of the grading and finishing market, and seeks to protect and support Digital Vision's current customer base while continuing to provide outstanding colour grading tools.
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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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Cache-A Unveils Automated Archive Workflow Features at NAB 2014 (Booth #SL9027)
News: Cache-A Unveils Automated Archive Workflow Features at NAB 2014 (Booth #SL9027)Workflow Templates and Incremental Archiving Improve Efficiency and Insurance
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances for the media and entertainment industry, will unveil key new features – Workflow Templates and Incremental Archiving – that can be used to automate a range of regular, essential and time-consuming LTO-tape archive tasks, and deliver greater levels of asset protection insurance, during NAB 2014, Las Vegas, at Cache-A Booth #SL9027.
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Adobe Reveals Next Wave of Innovation for Creative Cloud Video Apps at NAB
Major Updates and New Features Turbo-charge Video Workflows, Outpacing the Competition
(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced plans to significantly update all the video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud and will showcase these innovations at the NAB 2014 show in Las Vegas next week. Milestone feature additions, expected to ship in the next coming months, include major updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, designed to make everyday tasks easier and faster, enabling video professionals to create stunning videos, TV shows, films and commercials more efficiently. At NAB Adobe is also unveiling new features for Adobe Anywhere, the collaborative workflow platform that empowers teams using Adobe professional video apps to work together as they access and manage centralized media and assets across virtually any network.
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Digital Vision Extends OEM Partnerships with Marquise Technologies and SGO Mist and Mistika Integrate Digital Vision Technologies
NAB 2014, Stand Sl6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel
Digital Vision is pleased to announce two key OEM partnerships. Marquise Technologies will integrate Digital Vision's DVO Image Enhancement and Restoration toolsets into MIST, while SGO's Mistika post-production system will support the stylish Precision control surface made by Digital Vision.
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LiveGrade Pro 2.0 Integrates a New LiveGrade iPhone app for Remote control and Comes with ACES Support, a Revised User Interface, and File Grading Capabilities.
News: LiveGrade Pro 2.0 Integrates a New LiveGrade iPhone app for Remote control and Comes with ACES Support, a Revised User Interface, and File Grading Capabilities.LiveGrade Pro 2.0 integrates a new LiveGrade iPhone app for remote control and comes with ACES support, a revised user interface, and file grading capabilities.
Pomfort, a provider of professional software for data and color management on the film set, has released a new major upgrade to its LiveGrade Pro solution. Beside ACES support, and new file grading capabilities, LiveGrade Pro now integrates a new iPhone app, which facilitates the collaboration with producers, directors, and cinematographers in the field while being away from the computer. Connected over WiFi, the LiveGrade remote app allows to select and apply grades, to bypass color, and to switch between attached LUT devices.
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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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VER Embraces Gold Mount PAGlink Battery with 1,000-Unit Purchase
News: VER Embraces Gold Mount PAGlink Battery with 1,000-Unit PurchasePAG today announces the purchase of 1000 units of its new Gold Mount® (3-Stud, Snap-On®) compatible, high-current, PAGlink battery by Video Equipment Rentals (VER), one of the largest rental suppliers of motion picture, television, broadcast and newsgathering technology in North America.
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SGO Unveils Mistika Colour Grading with Precision
News: SGO Unveils Mistika Colour Grading with PrecisionSleek NEW Grading Panel Option Makes Mistika Irresistible to Colourists
SGO reveals that its world-leading Mistika post production system will support the stylish Precision Grading Panel made by Digital Vision.
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AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014
News: AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014Real World Solution to Mixed Cadence Content Empowers Revenue Generating Internet, International and Digital Workflows
At NAB 2014, on booth SU8505 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will unveil its Adaptive Cadence Corrector (ACC), a unique software-based system for correcting mixed cadence material back to 24p film and progressive HD video within file-based workflows.
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New App to Connect Film Professionals and Movie Buffs to 45,000 Resources
-AOTG Network Sets the Bar for Digital Magazine Capabilities with The Assembly-
Combining the passion for film and technology, editing and post production community AOTG Network will release a first of its kind digital magazine app The Assembly on March 31, 2014, available through iOS App store and Google Play store.
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Jünger Audio Shows The D*AP4 VAP Voice Processor At NAB 2014
The Company's New Voice Processor is Proving a Huge Hit With Radio Stations, TV Voice Over Facilities and Feature Film ADR Studios That Need to Achieve a Consistent Sound.
At NAB 2014 (Booth C2134), dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio will be showing its recently introduced D*AP4 VAP Voice Processor – a unique unit that is designed to make life easier for engineers working in radio stations, TV production voice-over studios and feature film ADR facilities.
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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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DaVinci Resolve 10 Used for Advanced Color on Hollywood Blockbuster “Need for Speed”
News: DaVinci Resolve 10 Used for Advanced Color on Hollywood Blockbuster “Need for Speed”Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 10 was used by freelance colorist Mark Todd Osborne for advanced color on the Hollywood film “Need for Speed.” Osborne worked at LA based production and post company Bandito Brothers’ state of the art facility on the 2K DI color for various screenings and previews.
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Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX Films
News: Creative Profile: Rick Sander, Creative Director, HOAX FilmsRick Sander and His Crew from Culver City-based HOAX Films are Finding Success by Redefining the Model for what a Boutique Visual Effects Design Company Can Achieve.
Rick Sander is Creative Director for HOAX Films, a digital production studio he founded with Executive Producer Alexis Nelson in 2010. HOAX Films provides VFX, color and finishing services for commercial, feature and web clients worldwide while maintaining a Southern California local presence.
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Digital Rapids and Cinnafilm® Integrate Award-Winning Automated Media Transformation and Standards Conversion Solutions
Cinnafilm's Tachyon standards conversion technology is now available as an option for the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 software and the Kayak workflow platform - The Tachyon component provides high-quality, motion-compensated frame rate conversion; inverse telecine with advanced cadence correction and more
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- and Cinnafilm, Inc., a leader in file-based image processing technology, announced today that Cinnafilm's Tachyon® standards conversion solution has now been integrated with the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 automated media transformation software and its underlying Kayak workflow platform.
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MPC NY and Havas Breathe Life Into New CG Animated Mascot, Hopper the Kangaroo, for DISH
In their first collaboration with DISH Network, MPC NY and Havas partner to reinvent Hopper the Kangaroo as a fully animated talking mascot for the all-new campaign directed by Renny Maslow of Smuggler. Featuring the voice of award-winning actress Rebel Wilson as the cheeky kangaroo, this light-hearted spot offers a humorous take on what viewers may experience as the satellite video provider turns Internet television into reality. The multi-million dollar campaign debuts during the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic MultiDock with Thunderbolt 2™ Technology
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic MultiDock with Thunderbolt 2™ TechnologyBlackmagic Design today announced a new model of the Blackmagic MultiDock with super fast Thunderbolt 2 technology. The new Blackmagic MultiDock replaces the previous model and is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for only US$595.
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isovideo to Showcase Industry-First Stream-Based 4K/UHD/HD Standards Conversion/Transcoding/Transport Viarte Server Cluster at the NAB 2014
isovideo will be demonstrating the latest version of their highly scalable and efficient Viarte servers with stream-based, on-the-fly standards conversion/transcoding/transport capability. Also being demonstrated is a prototype of our upcoming product Vilan - an UHD capture/transmission server, for sending mathematically lossless HD/UHD/4k video in real time via 10 Gbits IP at NAB booth SU10211.
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Tokyo’s Digital Garden Expands Color Correction Services with Second DaVinci Resolve
News: Tokyo’s Digital Garden Expands Color Correction Services with Second DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design announced today that Digital Garden Inc., one of Japan's premier post production companies, installed a second DaVinci Resolve system, which will be used to support its growing color correction services. Digital Garden also installed Blackmagic Design UltraScope for waveform monitoring in the company's new post production studio.
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Peerless Mastering Upgrades to SADiE 6 Software
The Boston, USA-based Mastering Facility has also Purchased a Prism Sound Lyra 2 Audio Interface
Reflecting an increasingly common pattern throughout the industry, Peerless Mastering’s Jeff Lipton has recently upgraded his SADiE software to V6 and bought a Prism Sound Lyra 2 to use with it.
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Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson Film
News: Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson FilmCollaborative Digital Workflow Creates Look for Sci-Fi Movie Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Dirty Looks, the London colour grading studio specialising in Baselight grading for independent movies, carried out the finish of "Under the Skin" - the latest movie from director Jonathan Glazer, starring Scarlett Johansson. Visual effects were completed by Dirty Looks’ creative partner, One of Us; sharing the same building made collaboration even easier to realise the director’s vision.
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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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The Mission Gets Detail Oriented For Squarespace
News: The Mission Gets Detail Oriented For SquarespaceHere's some great new work out of Venice, CA-based VFX house The Mission.
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MAXON 3D Software Solutions and Creativity Take Center Stage at 2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 7 – 10, 2014 (Booth# SL 8620)
Digital Artists Showcase the Role of Cinema 4D in Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and Design; Booth Presentations Streaming Live on c4dlive.com
MAXON invites convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor booth, #SL 8620, at the 2014 NAB Show®, “…the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums…”, April 7 – 10, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Mirada Creates ‘Dark Horse’ World for Katy Perry’s New Music Video
News: Mirada Creates ‘Dark Horse’ World for Katy Perry’s New Music VideoKaty Perry's latest music video for the hip hop-infused #1 hit single "Dark Horse" is a bold, Egyptian-themed cinematic epic created by storytelling studio Mirada. Starring “Katy-Pätra,” the video is a larger-than-life tale that follows the legendary “Queen of Memphis” as a parade of would-be suitors vie for her heart.
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Avid Customer Community Crafts Memorable Night at the 2014 Academy Awards®
Oscar® Nominees Including "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity" and "Nebraska" All Created With Avid's Proven and Trusted Video and Audio Solutions
Avid® (OTC:AVID) today celebrates the many Avid customers recognized for their craft as nominees and winners at the 86th Academy Awards®, the world's most prestigious ceremony honoring film industry professionals. Films created using Avid's industry-leading professional content creation solutions include Best Picture Award winner "12 Years a Slave" and nominees, "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips", "Gravity" and "Nebraska." Avid solutions provide professionals with the tools they need to bring the director's vision to life and create high-quality compelling content to engage and inspire audiences.
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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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LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributor
News: LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributorUK based colour management specialist, Light Illusion, has announced the integration of its LightSpace CMS colour management system with the FUJIFILM IS-mini 3D LUT box. With this integration, users of the LightSpace CMS can now perform automated calibration of any display using the IS-Mini as a patch and signal generator, under direct control of LightSpace CMS, building custom calibration LUTs that can be directly up-loaded into the IS-mini.
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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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SGO Proudly Continues Its Sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit
SGO proudly continues its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit. This important event, produced by Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society features the talented people and creative technologies behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year culminating in a celebration of the world's most excellent content. Mistika presentations will take place in the 3D Theatre on both days followed by Q&A’s. In addition, a series of exclusive screenings with expert practitioners will line-up the exciting two-day summit, many of whom have used Mistika in their projects.
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Goldfrapp "Tales Of Us" Theatrical Event Features 35-Minute Film Produced by Cap Gun Collective
News: Goldfrapp "Tales Of Us" Theatrical Event Features 35-Minute Film Produced by Cap Gun CollectiveCHICAGO and LOS ANGELES— The unique cinematic and orchestral storytelling artistry of Mute Records recording artists Goldfrapp will soon be appearing in movie theaters. Following the release of "Tales Of Us," the sixth studio album from music duo of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, the spellbinding 35-minute film of the same name will screen on March 4th for one night only with an intimate live performance to follow.
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Sound Devices Takes Home Cinema Audio Society’s Technical Achievement Award
Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, is pleased to announce that its 633 Production Mixer has earned the prestigious Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Technical Achievement Award in the production category.
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Fisher Film Works uses DaVinci Resolve 10 for Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” Music Video
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 10 was used by Gavin Fisher of LA based production and post facility Fisher Film Works for color grading Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” music video.
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"They Can’t Take That Away" New Ad Campaign for AICP Show & AICP Next Awards Highlights Inclusion at MoMA
The AICP today launched a communications campaign created by the students at the VCU BrandCenter in support of the 2014 AICP Show & AICP Next Awards. This is the ninth straight year the students at the BrandCenter have concepted and contributed to articulating the importance and unique honor of winning at the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards.
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Avid Customers Shine at the BAFTA® Film Awards
Numerous Award-Winning and Nominated Feature Films Created With Avid's Industry-Leading Video and Audio Solutions Celebrated at the U.K.'s Most Prestigious Film Awards
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today celebrated its many customers who were honored for their outstanding contributions to professional film and sound editing at the British Academy Film Awards 2014, hosted by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA®) in London on Sunday, February 16. The world's leading creative professionals relied on Avid's proven and trusted content creation solutions to help craft many of the celebrated films at this year's awards, including "12 Years A Slave," "Gravity," "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips" and "Rush."
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Maryland Public Television Standardizes on Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage
News: Maryland Public Television Standardizes on Facilis TerraBlock Shared StorageNew TerraBlock Environment Supercharges Bandwidth, Speed and Collaboration
Maryland Public Television (MPT) recently installed a 144-TB Facilis TerraBlock shared storage environment in its post production facility to increase capacity, accelerate post production and enhance project collaboration. From series "Outdoors Maryland" to "Chesapeake Collectables," the systems will play an integral role in MPT's creation of weekly programming for the state of Maryland. MPT also is using the TerraBlock systems in production on national programs such as the long running "MotorWeek" and the soon to be released children's science show "Space Racers" that will be shared with PBS affiliates across the U.S.
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Radley Inks Michelle Owens
News: Radley Inks Michelle OwensRadley is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Owens as its new in-house Director of Business Development. A highly-motivated business and creative professional who has stamped her voice across digital, tech, entertainment marketing, and traditional business consulting, Owens will lead Radley’s expansion into the advertising and direct-to-brand space.
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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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Italy's Start S.r.l. Selects Pablo Rio to Maximise Creativity and Productivity
Milan-Based Post House Invests in Quantel For Color and Finishing Again
Italian production and post-production company, Start S.r.l., has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio 2KO high quality color correction and finishing system to enhance its post production workflow and deliver the highest quality HD and 2K results for its clients. The Pablo Rio will be primarily used for television promotions and corporate advertising. Equipped with a Neo Nano control panel, the system is being supplied by Quantel's reseller partner, Mediacom Digital Evolution.
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Deadline’s Roots Run Deep at Whiskytree
News: Deadline’s Roots Run Deep at WhiskytreeFlexible Data Processing Solution from Thinkbox Software Accelerates VFX Studio’s Pipeline
Since its inception in 2007, Whiskytree has grown from a talented matte painting shop into a full-service CG powerhouse known for creating complex visual effects for feature films, commercials and video games. Based in San Rafael, CA, the agile company’s employee headcount generally hovers around 25 but is often scaled up as projects demand. Whiskytree’s credits include VFX-heavy blockbusters Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Elysium, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. To deliver these stunning visuals, Whiskytree has embraced a ‘Work Smart’ ethos that emphasizes a strong hardware backend running top-notch software – including Thinkbox Software’s Deadline data and process management solution.
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Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer Service
News: Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer ServiceOrange County post production company specializes in high definition telecine services as a high quality/low cost means of commercializing, restoring and preserving film content.
While most Hollywood movies and television shows are now produced on digital media, one Orange County, California post production company has built a thriving business using video systems that the newer digital technology was meant to replace.
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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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Gerry Graf of Barton F. Graf 9000 To Chair The 2014 AICP Next Awards Judging Panel
Call For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced that Gerry Graf, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Barton F. Graf 9000, will serve as the 2014 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, and Master of Ceremonies at the AICP Next Awards presentation. The AICP Next Awards will be held at the NYU Kimmel Center on Tuesday, June 10th. It is the kickoff event for AICP Week, which also includes the AICP Show:
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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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Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with Vicon
News: Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with ViconMocap and motion tracking companies partner to provide studios with greater flexibility in the facial and full-performance motion capture process
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defense, life sciences and engineering industries. The partnership will focus on providing mocap studios and service providers with more hardware and software options for capturing, analyzing and re-targeting facial and full-body mocap data.
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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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Industrial Light & Magic Gets 25th Scientific and Technical Achievement Award
Fire, smoke, dust and explosions are staples of motion picture visual effects. A modern effects film like “Star Trek: Into Darkness” or “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” contains thousands of these elements. Each requires fluid dynamics simulation and volumetric rendering. It’s computationally intensive stuff, and takes a lot of artist time to get right.
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Zero Gravity Adventures, Rampaging Dragons Among Effects Grabbing VFX Oscar Nominations
Framestore, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Pixomondo and WETA Digital are among the visual effects studios whose artists were recently honored with nominations from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences for the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
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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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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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Post Facility Free Your Mind Expands with Another Mistika
News: Post Facility Free Your Mind Expands with Another MistikaFree Your Mind Advances with Mistika - using it on new Feature Film Torrente 5
One of Spain's most prominent and established post production companies, Free Your Mind, has invested in another Mistika DI and Finishing 2K System. The purchase of a second Mistika system indicates their move to further reinforce the company's current infrastructure to maximise on commercial and film production strengths. Equally at home at Free Your Mind making short-form commercials or long-form series, Mistika provides the most complete and extensive range of features that their skilled creatives need and enjoy making the most of. The Mistika systems are already an asset and help free-up creative time for compositors, colourists and digital artists.
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Sound Devices Nominated For Two Technical Achievement Awards By The Cinema Audio Society
PIX 260i Production Video Recorder and 633 Production Mixer Recognized
Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, is pleased to announce that its PIX 260i Production Recorder and 633 Production Mixer have been nominated for a Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Technical Achievement Award in the production category.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10.1
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 10.1 software which adds new editing and 3D stereoscopic features as well as support for Final Cut Pro™ X 10.1. DaVinci Resolve 10.1 is available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers from the Blackmagic Design website.
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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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Michael Sagol Named Chairman of the 2014 AICP Show Call For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) announced today that Michael Sagol, Managing Director/Executive Producer of Caviar, will serve as Chairman of the 2014 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. As part of his Show Chair duties, Sagol will preside over AICP Week, which includes the AICP Next Awards, as well as the Directors Lecture Series.
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TrackX Powered by mocha Brings High-End Hollywood Motion Tracking Tools to Final Cut Pro X
The latest FCP X plugin from CoreMelt powered by Imagineer Systems’ Academy Awardwinning Planar Tracking technology is now available
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and CoreMelt, the leading provider of advanced video plug-in effects, today announced the release of TrackX powered by mocha. The latest Apple® Final Cut Pro® X (FCP X) plug-in to come out of the strategic partnership between Imagineer Systems and CoreMelt, TrackX powered by mocha leverages the Academy Award-winning Planar Tracking technology to precisely track camera motion, objects and people for seamless visual effects and screen composites. “TrackX powered by mocha is a tremendous leap ahead in plugin innovation for Final Cut Pro X,” comments Ross Shain, chief marketing officer, Imagineer Systems. “CoreMelt has taken Imagineer’s innovative Planar Tracking engine and added a simple-to-use plug-in interface, giving Final Cut Pro X editors a powerful, yet easy-to-use set of tools to manage complex tracking projects with exacting precision. No need to leave the timeline or learn a complicated VFX program. The Final Cut user community will love the ability to create these advanced visual effects directly inside their favorite editor.”
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Top Japanese Post House IMAGICA Invests in Pablo Rio for 4K and HFR
Leading Tokyo-based facility looks to the future with Quantel
Japan's largest post-production company, IMAGICA, has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio and Neo Nano color panel for 4K and HFR editing, color correction and finishing. Established in 1935 and headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo, IMAGICA is home to Japan's most extensive production and post-production facilities, providing services for the film, advertising and motion picture industries.
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DaVinci Resolve 10 and Teranex 2D Used on Lorde’s “Team” Music Video
News: DaVinci Resolve 10 and Teranex 2D Used on Lorde’s “Team” Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that Santa Monica based post production facility Prehistoric Digital graded the music video for Lorde’s new single, “Team,” on DaVinci Resolve 10. The company also used Blackmagic Design’s Teranex 2D video processor to complete a range of standards conversions to get the new music video ready for an international audience.
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Sound Devices PIX 260i Production Video Recorders Get In Sync With Latest Firmware Update
Advanced Metadata Editing Functionality Also Available
Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, announces its latest firmware update, Version 1.50, for its PIX 260i Production Video Recorder. PIX 260i recorders seamlessly replace tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments, while also offering 32 tracks of audio recording and playback. The latest firmware, which is available as a free download to all PIX 260i users, further streamlines production workflows with several powerful upgrades.
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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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HPA Tech Retreat Celebrates 20 Years Of Inquiry And Illumination
Industry Thought Leaders and Technology Mavens Head Back to Palm Springs for Thoughtful Exploration of an Industry in Transition
For the past twenty years, the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) Tech Retreat® has gathered a veritable who's who in engineering, technology, creativity, and strategic business together for a structured yet informal meeting of the minds; where top industry leaders engaged in all aspects of production, distribution, post production, film, television, web and related endeavors, gather in an environment conducive to the exchange of knowledge and information. This year's 20th Anniversary confab promises all of that and more from February 17-21, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells near Palm Springs, CA.
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Pablo comes to 'Pemberley' for Christmas blockbuster TV mini-series
News: Pablo comes to 'Pemberley' for Christmas blockbuster TV mini-seriesLipSync Post handles post-production for new BBC drama 'Death Comes to Pemberley'
Death Comes to Pemberley, one of the most eagerly anticipated programmes in the UK's Christmas TV schedule this year, was entirely post-produced at LipSync Post in London, with color grading and deliverables carried out on one of the facility's three Quantel Pablo color correction and finishing systems by Senior Colourist, Stuart Fyvie, who completed the grade on all three one hour episodes in just nine days.
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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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Mexico’s Color Space Expands with FilmLight
News: Mexico’s Color Space Expands with FilmLight- Baselight ONE and Slate added to new, affordable colour suite -
Color Space, the leading commercials finishing house in Mexico, has opened its third colour suite, incorporating a further Baselight ONE grading system and a Slate control panel from FilmLight.
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Blackmagic Cinema and Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve 10 Used on Spiderbait Music Video
News: Blackmagic Cinema and Pocket Cinema Cameras, DaVinci Resolve 10 Used on Spiderbait Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that Australian rock band Spiderbait’s new “It’s Beautiful” music video was shot with Blackmagic Cinema Camera by Toby Angwin, a Melbourne, Australia based director. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was also used as a B camera on the shoot, with DaVinci Resolve 10 used for color grading.
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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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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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Jaguar’s “F-Type, Your Type” Short Film Series Graded with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that Jaguar’s “F-Type, Your Type” short film series was graded using DaVinci Resolve by Aaron Cao, colorist and owner of Shanghai based MZ Postproduction. The three episode series tells the story of three characters’ pursuits of their dreams and has been shown in theaters and on websites across China.
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