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XenData Adds Amazon Cloud Storage Support to Entire Archive Server Range
News: XenData Adds Amazon Cloud Storage Support to Entire Archive Server RangeEnhanced connectivity offers the media and entertainment industry a multi-archive solution for Amazon Cloud, Sony ODA and LTO
XenData, the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announced it will add support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage across its entire archive appliance and server product range, including the SX-10 and SX-520. The cloud connectivity will provide customers added flexibility and enable them to enhance data protection capabilities by allowing content to be easily stored and archived to Amazon Cloud, LTO and Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA), or a combination of all three simultaneously.
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The Dalet AmberFin Platform (AT)3 Expands To Combat Temporal Conversion
A Partnership with Cinnafilm Builds Out the 3 Software Suite With Super High-Performance Motion Compensation
Dalet Digital Media Systems addresses the urgency for high-performance temporal conversion head on with a suite of advanced software technologies included within the Dalet AmberFin platform, to be launched at IBC2014.
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TMD Strengthens Management Team
Promotions Boost Capabilities as the Business Increases its Leadership in Asset Management and Workflow
TMD, a leading supplier of asset management and workflow solutions for broadcasters, content owners and audiovisual archives, has restructured its senior management team. The changes are designed to create greater agility in both delivering major projects and developing new products aligned with developments in digital asset management and media archiving.
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“ANZAC Girls”: Rising Sun Pictures Goes to War
News: “ANZAC Girls”: Rising Sun Pictures Goes to War"ANZAC Girls," a 6-part mini-series produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, for ABC-TV, was a rare television project for Adelaide visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), better known for its work on Hollywood blockbusters such as "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Gravity," and "The Great Gatsby." The first episode premiered on Australian TV on Sunday, 10 August with exceptional ratings around Australia and much critical acclaim.
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Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World Clients
News: Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World ClientsCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is marking the one-year anniversary of its highly successful MediaWorks initiative. MediaWorks is a project-based learning course in Cogswell’s Digital Audio Technology (DAT) program. MediaWorks produces short audiovisual pieces in collaboration with students of the Digital Art & Animation (DAA) program, for various real-world businesses and organizations based in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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Gemini FX Purchases Three Pablo Rio 4K Color and Finishing Systems
News: Gemini FX Purchases Three Pablo Rio 4K Color and Finishing SystemsLeading Indian Digital Film Facility Chooses Quantel Again for Speed, Workflow and Quality
Gemini FX, the Chennai-based digital film operation and part of the giant Gemini Industries and Imaging group, has purchased three turnkey Quantel Pablo Rio 4K color and finishing systems. One of the systems is equipped with the Neo color panel, and two with compact Neo Nano panels. Gemini now has a total of 12 Quantel color correction and finishing systems making it the largest Quantel-based post facility in India.
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“Modern Family” Graded with DaVinci Resolve by Modern VideoFilm in Los Angeles
Blackmagic Design today announced that Twentieth Century Fox and ABC’s hit television show “Modern Family” is graded using DaVinci Resolve at LA based Modern VideoFilm, which provides world class post production and distribution services to the film, television and media content industries.
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ZOO Digital To Present Revolutionary Cloud-Based Subtitling And Captioning Service, ZOOsubs, at IBC 2014.
ZOOsubs is the new generation software-enabled subtitling and captioning service transforming the industry. Using the latest cloud technologies, it provides an innovative new approach in an industry that has seen little change in 50 years. ZOOsubs gives global clients a smarter, simpler and more cost-effective solution.
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Plura Acquires Alpermann+Velte
Acquisition of Europe’s Leading Timecode Specialist Strengthens Plura’s Digital Broadcast and Production Portfolio
Plura, a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, announces the acquisition of Alpermann+Velte, a leading manufacturer of timecode products, production timers and studio clock systems for digital broadcast and production environments. Effective immediately, Plura will sell Alpermann+Velte products worldwide alongside its existing portfolio of studio and portable video monitors, test and measurement equipment and software, and character/template-driven graphics generators, significantly extending Plura’s reach across the broadcast and production infrastructure.
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Marquis Introduces Project Parking for Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software has announced the introduction of Project Parking for Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl™ Deep Storage Appliance. The integrated solution now allows permanent deep archive or transfer of Avid projects.
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Translation Delivers Perfectly I’mperfect Campaign For American Eagle Outfitters
News: Translation Delivers Perfectly I’mperfect Campaign For American Eagle OutfittersTranslation has launched a new campaign for American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), having recently been tapped by the specialty apparel retailer for the 2014 Back-to-School season. Entitled “I’MPERFECT,” the work takes a defiant stance against the one-size-fits-all beauty paradigm embraced by other fashion brands. The campaign insight taps into AEO’s long-standing role as a true champion for the democratization of denim, offering 22 fits, 81 washes, and 84 sizes – a staggering 1,500+ options – to fit any person and personality. The national campaign encompasses print ads, in-store posters, digital banners, and a stunning broadcast spot from acclaimed commercial director Dante Ariola – all anchored by the tagline, “My Imperfections Make the Perfect Me,” as well as a powerfully I’MPERFECT brand manifesto:
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The Look Expands Services Globally with DaVinci Resolve
Leading post facility The Look has invested in three DaVinci Resolve digital intermediate (DI) suites as part of a new remote grading service being offered direct to production companies and agencies with their own in house post production capabilities. At the heart of this new offering is DaVinci Resolve’s collaborative workflow and real time remote grading capabilities.
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SMPTE® Members Involved at All Levels at IBC2014
Record Number of Members Speaking and Exhibiting; SMPTE Sponsoring or Leading Several Technical Sessions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that more than 50 of its members will speak at technical sessions during IBC2014 — with more than 107 sustaining member companies exhibiting. The IBC2014 conference and exhibition takes place at RAI Amsterdam Sept. 11-16.
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NVIDIA Untethers Virtual Camera Technology in SIGGRAPH Demo
News: NVIDIA Untethers Virtual Camera Technology in SIGGRAPH DemoImagine a filmmaker, tablet in hand, walking through a live-action set and recording actors as they perform, while simultaneously seeing fluid updates of computer-generated elements within the shot.
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JMR Announces General Availability of New BlueStor Networked Storage Server for SMB Shared Storage Applications
News: JMR Announces General Availability of New BlueStor Networked Storage Server for SMB Shared Storage ApplicationsJMR's 'affordable performance' enterprise-class networked server touts longest industry warranty and available in three NAS configurations - including High Availability Cluster 64-bit
August 14, 2014 – JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, announced today the general availability of their newly affordable Dual RAID BlueStor™ Networked Storage Server powered by euroNAS software OS.
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Xytech Launches MediaPulse Cloud at IBC 2014
News: Xytech Launches MediaPulse Cloud at IBC 2014Company Redefines Facility Management Software with MediaPulse 2014 IBC Stand # 6.C22
Xytech, the market leader in facility management software for the broadcast, production, media services and video transmission industries, will introduce MediaPulse Cloud at IBC 2014. MediaPulse Cloud delivers the complete functionality of Xytech's flagship MediaPulse platform in a secure, managed solution operating 24/7/365. With Xytech's scalable cloud offering, customers will no longer need to purchase, maintain and upgrade their own IT infrastructure.
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General Dynamics Mediaware to Demonstrate 4K Ultra HD HEVC Ad Insertion at IBC 2014
General Dynamics Mediaware to Demonstrate 4K Ultra HD HEVC Ad Insertion at IBC 2014
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Rising Sun Pictures Looks to SIGGRAPH to Expand for a Blockbuster Year.
Australian VFX Studio will be Recruiting Artists for Upcoming Projects and Discussing its Work on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
Rising Sun Pictures is sending a team of representatives to SIGGRAPH 2014 to discuss its work on the recent film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and to recruit artists for future projects including "Gods of Egypt," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2," "Deadline Gallipoli," "Pan & Tarzan." The 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2014 takes place 10-14 August in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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A Wonderful World of Color
Technicolor-PostWorks’ The Room Posts “The Giver”
The Room, the boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, recently completed two months of post-production finishing on "The Giver," the new film from director Phillip Noyce and The Weinstein Company. In a project involving numerous creative and technical challenges, the facility handled editorial conforming and color grading. The latter included applying the finishing touch to an onscreen world that undergoes a gradual transition from black & white to color.
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First Large-Scale Canadian Laser Projection Demo Highlights Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) International Conference
Laser Technology from Christie, Screen Innovations from Harkness and Installation Expertise from Electrosonic Combine to Deliver Unprecedented Immersive, 2D and 3D Visual Feast at Giant Screen Cinema Association’s International Conference and Trade Show
In a special technical session of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) conference scheduled for September 23 at the Cineplex Cinemas Queensway in Toronto, Christie®, a world leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is teaming with Harkness Screens and Electrosonic to demonstrate a premium giant screen cinema experience.
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Over The Air and Cable TV: Far From Dead
80% of People Still Prefer to Watch TV Programs on a Big Screen, Rather than Mobile, Tablet or PC, According to New Research from BroadStream Solutions
With many cable, satellite and TV service providers now offering consumers the opportunity to watch movies, TV shows, sports, and more on their mobile devices, industry pundits are quick to prophesize “the end of broadcast TV as we know it”. However, new research from global broadcast solutions provider BroadStream Solutions, reveals that despite the growth in TV viewing via PC, tablet and smartphones, 80% of American say they prefer to watch television, on a television.
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ATTO Partners with JB&A As Value Added Distributor
JB&A to Help eExpand ATTO’s Channel Network, Train and Certify Partners and Offer Value Added Services to Help Partners Ensure Success.
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for more than 25 years, today announced that it has signed a new channel distribution agreement with JB&A Distribution, the well-established experts in media management and IP video distribution. JB&A will distribute ATTO’s complete portfolio of products that supports the ever increasing demands of higher resolutions, multiple formats and complete integration with a company's IT infrastructure in order to create and monetize content. JB&A’s strategic initiatives combined with its established channel network will help ATTO expand its market reach and strengthen its presence in North America.
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OTOY Expands OctaneRender™ Integration to NUKE, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4, and Digital Molecular Matter Engine
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today announced expanded support for its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, giving artists and animators more choice in where and how they work and accelerating content creation by bringing lightning fast true-to-life rendering to four more popular 3D applications. Along with previously announced plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, OctaneRender™ plugins are also in development for The Foundry’s NUKE compositing software, Side Effects Software’s Houdini™ 3D animation software, Autodesk’s MotionBuilder® 3D character animation software, and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
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NVIDIA Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) Now Shipping
NVIDIA today announced that its Visual Computing Appliance, known as the NVIDIA VCA, is now shipping. NVIDIA VCA dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling users to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can eliminate the need for 3D physical prototypes. Engineered and built by NVIDIA, the appliance was first introduced in March 2014 at the GPU Technology Conference as "Iray VCA."
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Marquis’ Project Parking Proves Best Solution for Atlas Digital
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software has announced that Atlas Digital has purchased its edit shared storage management software, Project Parking. Atlas Digital which supports Fortune 500's, entertainment and production companies across the U.S. and offers a complete range of post-production editing equipment rentals, software solutions and creative services, has been using and supplying Project Parking to clients to solve edit storage space challenges. Now Project Parking will also be used within Atlas Digital’s colour correction department on various client projects to ensure the optimum use of its edit storage.
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Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014New review and pipeline tools geared for artists and supervisors help creative companies work faster and more efficiently
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review & approval, and asset management tools for film, TV and games, delivered three major releases today to help creative companies streamline processes and go faster. The company launched a mobile app that brings the power of Shotgun Review to the iPhone; Shotgun Desktop, a native app shelf that gives artists fast access to productivity tools; and integration with The Foundry's MARI 3D paint software, which helps speed up the workflow for texture artists.
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Maxell Professional Adds Camera Accessories to Product Portfolio
News: Maxell Professional Adds Camera Accessories to Product Portfolio− Specialized Connectors and Power Solutions Meet the Needs of Broadcast and Video Professionals −
Recognized as a storage and backup media technology leader, Maxell Professional Media is excited to announce the addition of new professional camera accessories to its current product portfolio. Built with the commitment to high quality and durability, the products mark Maxell's entry into the professional camera accessories market.
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Vicon redefines motion capture with unprecedented new products at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon redefines motion capture with unprecedented new products at SIGGRAPH 2014Launches new retargeting and solving tool and latest version of Blade software
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced the launch of two new products, Pegasus and Pegasus Advanced, a new set of retargeting and solving tools developed with IKinema, as well as Blade 3, the newest version of its industry-leading capture and data processing software at SIGGRAPH 2014 (booth #733). The products offer a new level of flexibility, accessibility and increased value for money in motion capture.
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Deluxe To Place All Motion Picture Dailies Services Under EC3 Banner
Company 3 and EFILM Dailies Operations Now EC3
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has merged motion picture dailies operations of Company 3 and EFILM into the single business unit, EC3.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Motors Through Tumultuous Terrain During "Woodhill Rush"
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Motors Through Tumultuous Terrain During "Woodhill Rush"Air Tripod System Assists Cinematographer in Creation of Mountain Biking Video
When sports cinematographer John Colthorpe decided to create a short, action-packed mountain biking video, Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, was along for the ride, with its Air Alloy System allowing Colthorpe to capture every motor maneuver.
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Southpaw Technology Announces TACTIC Apps
News: Southpaw Technology Announces TACTIC AppsOpen Source and Commercial Apps Eextend TACTIC's Functionality to Meet the Needs of Multiple Industries
SIGGRAPH 2014 - Southpaw Technology, the developer of the open source digital asset and workflow management platform TACTIC, announced today that it is in development on open source and commercially available apps to extend the functionality of the TACTIC platform. Three such apps -- “TACTIC | VFX”, “TACTIC | aSync” and “TACTIC | ServerAssist” -- will be available starting this Fall. Southpaw Technology will be discussing its new app initiative and the individual apps in the Ontario booth at Siggraph (Booth #801).
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AMIA Partners with Alamo Drafthouse to offer 35mm Projection Workshop
Archival Experts Provide Projection Training for Movie Houses Offering the 35mm Film Experience
AMIA will present a Film Projection Workshop in partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse to offer expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists presenting 35mm film in theaters. The workshop will be held October 28, 2014 in Austin at the Alamo South Lamar location.
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Vancouver Film School Selects HP Z Workstations with AMD FirePro Professional Graphics
HP today announced that Vancouver Film School (VFS), Canada's premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution has installed 775 HP Z420 Workstations with AMD FirePro W7000 professional graphics.
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Leftchannel’s Alberto Scirocco To Speak At motion 2014
News: Leftchannel’s Alberto Scirocco To Speak At motion 2014On The Heels Of PromaxBDA Session, Creative Director Returns To Popular Conference To Be Held August 15-17 In Albuquerque, NM
Following his successful appearance in June at PromaxBDA Conference, leftchannel Creative Director Alberto Scirocco, returns to motion 2014 conference, the Ted talks of the motion design industry, which will be held August 15-17 at the historic KiMo Theatre in downtown Albuquerque, NM.
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Bridge Technologies VB288 Now Integrates OTT Into Sophisticated Virtual Video-Wall Monitoring
Bridge Technologies will unveil a new version of its VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor at IBC 2014, with integrated OTT capability that allows operators to view and monitor OTT services and real-time streams side-by-side in the same advanced graphical display environment.
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British Broadcast Technology Heads to Brazil
Great Britain Group at SET 2014 Exhibition in São Paulo
A group of eight leading British media technology companies are exhibiting at SET2014, sponsored by UK Trade & Industry and managed by Tradefair. This leading exhibition, which attracts around 10,000 visitors from the whole of Latin America, is now organised by SET, the Brazilian Society of Television Engineering, and covers all aspects of modern multi-platform digital media.
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Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud Support
News: Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud SupportSIGGRAPH, Booth 609 – At the SIGGRAPH Conference held August 10-14, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Thinkbox Software will demonstrate Deadline 7, the latest version of the company’s scalable high-volume compute management solution, which is currently in beta. Further extending the functionality of the cross-platform tool, Deadline 7 features significant architectural changes and core technology upgrades, which include a new Qt interface, an updated MongoDB database, ftrack support, and deeper integration with Shotgun.
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Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"
News: Proof Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Studios motion picture “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on August 1st.
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TVG Network Advances to HD with Grass Valley Solutions
LDX Cameras and Karrera Switchers Deliver Superior Image Quality to the Network’s Millions of Horse Racing Viewers
TVG Network, America’s largest online wagering company and horse racing television network, has recently completed a studio upgrade from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) with the acquisition of live production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
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OTOY Unveils Holographic Video, Announces First Commercial Holographic Display for Early 2015
Ari Emanuel: “The Future of Media and Entertainment is not Going to be a Flat Screen. OTOY is Building the Content Pipeline for the Next Generation of Movies and Computer Graphics, where Immersion and Presence will be a Key Axis of the Creative Process.” Rod Roddenberry: “OTOY is Making My Father’s Vision of the "Star Trek" Holodeck a Practical Reality in our Lifetime.”
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today marked a major milestone in the future of media and entertainment, unveiling a holographic video pipeline for content creators, including the world’s first portable 360 holographic capture system and a cloud-based pipeline for creating and deploying holographic media to virtual reality and, in 2015, holographic light field displays. The pipeline enables holographic captures of real world people, objects, and environments, and one-click publishing of interactive holographic videos which are viewable on mobile devices and virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. Forthcoming next-generation light field displays being developed by OTOY will bring commercial freestanding volumetric holographic displays to market in 2015.
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Cinesite Creates Digital Carnage for "Hercules" Battle
News: Cinesite Creates Digital Carnage for "Hercules" BattleCinesite has completed visual effects for a major battle sequence in MGM/Paramount Pictures’ latest release, "Hercules." The film, starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role, is directed by Brett Ratner, with VFX supervision by John Bruno and Dean Wright. Cinesite’s Visual Effects Supervisor was Simon Stanley-Clamp.
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2wcom’s New FM2TS Gateway Offers Advanced Features for MPEG Streaming of 8 FM Channels
Due for launch at IBC 2014 (stand 8.E78), 2wcom’s new FM2TS is an eight-channel FM-to-MPEG Transport Stream IP gateway that can be used to provide FM audio to cable broadcasters, to stream eight FM channels to a quality assurance institution as part of an FM monitoring solution, or for transmitting gap fillers and rebroadcasting.
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Fairlight Demonstrates Ongoing Innovation at IBC 2014
With a Raft of Ground-Breaking Audio Production Solutions, Fairlight Takes Efficiency, Compatibility and Flexibility to The Next Level.
Fairlight's international reputation for pushing the boundaries of technology will be reinforced at IBC 2014 (7.H17) when the company shows a range of innovative products.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.6
Render Farm Management Software Increases Efficiency, Maximizes Throughput and Promotes Easy Integration With Key Pipeline Components; See Qube! 6.6 at SIGGRAPH 2014
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for VFX, will enable production companies to create a more efficient pipeline with the release of Qube! 6.6. The new Smart Share feature helps studios achieve maximum throughput, while Universal Callbacks and Flight Checks promote tight integration with production management/reporting tools so Qube! can be pipeline friendly from day one.
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PNY and Red Barn Support Innovative Program for At-Risk Youth
PNY Donates Workstation-Class NVIDIA® Quadro® Graphics Cards For New Digital Art Technology Classroom for The Animation Project
The Animation Project (TAP) in New York has pioneered a novel and effective method for helping at-risk youth: Use digital art technology as a therapeutic medium and workforce development tool. To support this effort, PNY, Intel and Red Barn Technology Group contributed to the creation of a new classroom of graphics workstations to assist TAP in its endeavors.
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Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales Department
News: Reel FX Grows Commercial and Interactive Sales DepartmentSummer Whitley, Will Andeer and Tina Ghezzi Join the Digital Studio
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica is bolstering their Commercial and Interactive Sales Department with the additions of Summer Whitley, who will handle Commercial West Coast/Texas Sales; Will Andeer, who will handle Commercial Midwest Sales; and Tina Ghezzi, who will serve as an Interactive Account Director.
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Jünger Audio Launches D*AP8 Codec Edition At IBC 2014
This New Digital Audio Processor Allows Broadcasters to Check Dolby Digital Encoded Audio Prior to Transmission.
Digital audio specialist Jünger Audio is using the IBC 2014 platform (Hall 10, Stand A49) to launch a new Codec Edition of its D*AP8 Digital Audio Processor.
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CANON U.S.A. Celebrates An Award-Winning Start To 2014
Company Receives Industry Recognition for Environmental Honors, Energy Efficient Printers, and Innovative Imaging Products
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is honored to be recognized by top industry organizations and publications for award-winning products and efforts in 2014. From environmental efforts to help minimize its carbon footprint, to industry-leading imaging products, Canon has been honored by many top accolades for its efforts both in the market and in the office.
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Universal Electronics, Redefining Control at IBC 2014
Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC) the worldwide leader in universal remote control technologies and control interfaces is coming to IBC2014, showcasing the latest innovations in control technology and design for home entertainment.
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"The Gaucho" (1927) Screening And Panel Spotlights Actor Douglas Fairbanks And Production Designer Carl Oscar Borg
News: "The Gaucho" (1927) Screening And Panel Spotlights Actor Douglas Fairbanks And Production Designer Carl Oscar BorgPresented By The Art Directors Guild Film Society And American Cinematheque Sunday, August 24 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque present Douglas Fairbanks’ remarkable swashbuckling adventure fantasy "THE GAUCHO" (1927), spotlighting the Production Design by Carl Oscar Borg on Sunday, August 24, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre. This rarely seen film will be presented in 35mm on the Cinematheque's newly installed screen with live accompaniment by pianist Cliff Retallick.
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RSG Media and Xytech Join Forces to Streamline the Digital Supply Chain
News: RSG Media and Xytech Join Forces to Streamline the Digital Supply ChainJoint Solution Implemented at One of America's Largest Spanish-Language Broadcast Networks
RSG Media, purveyor of the dominant media business rights management system and Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media industries, today announced a technology partnership integrating the companies' flagship products. For content owners taking on the complex task of automating the digital supply chain to maximize the monetization of their content, the joint solution will simplify and streamline their efforts.
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SIM Digital Promotes Eleanor O’Connor to President, PS Lighting & Grip Division
News: SIM Digital Promotes Eleanor O’Connor to President, PS Lighting & Grip DivisionWill Oversee Lighting and Grip Operations Worldwide for the Fast-Growing Supplier of Film and Television Equipment and Services.
The SIM Group, a leading supplier of production and post-production equipment and services to the feature and television industry, today announces the promotion of Eleanor O’Connor to the newly-created post of President, PS Lighting & Grip Division. She will manage all lighting and grip operations for all SIM locations, which include offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Beijing.
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All Def Digital Raises $5M Series A Financing Led By Greycroft Partners
Funding Will Accelerate Company’s Cross Platform Growth, Original Programming and Development of Network Talent
ALL DEF DIGITAL, INC. (ADD) announced today it has closed $5M in Series A financing led by the influential new media venture capital firm Greycroft Partners, with participation from Advancit Capital, Nu Horizons Investments and e.ventures. The announcement was jointly made by ADD co-founder Russell Simmons and Greycroft’s Mark Terbeek, who will join the Company’s Board of Directors.
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FlixFling Announces Deal With Warner Bros.
FlixFling, an innovative movie and TV streaming service, announces a Transactional Video On Demand and UltraViolet content deal with Warner Bros.
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ShootersINC Signs Food Director/DP John Romeo To Company’s Diverse & Expanding Directorial Roster
News: ShootersINC Signs Food Director/DP John Romeo To Company’s Diverse & Expanding Directorial RosterShootersINC has welcomed Food Director/DP John Romeo to the company’s diverse Directorial roster. Romeo joins ShootersINC’s production division, which also features the talents of Directors Robert Adamo, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, Ira Rosensweig, and Scott Whitham.
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NuContext Creative Signs Award-Winning, Comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez to Expanding Roster of Talent
News: NuContext Creative Signs Award-Winning, Comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez to Expanding Roster of TalentAward-winning, comedy Writer-Director Vinny Lopez has been welcomed to the team at NuContext Creative. Led by company Founder/Executive Creative Director Angela Guice, NuContext has signed Lopez to the company’s expanding Directorial roster for national representation in television promos, commercials/advertising, and branded content.
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Prism Sound Shows New Audio Products at IBC 2014
News: Prism Sound Shows New Audio Products at IBC 2014Prism Sound's Titan and Atlas Audio Interfaces will be on Show for the First Time in Europe, Along with a New Version of the Company's Popular SADiE 6 Software.
Prism Sound will be attending this year's IBC convention (8.E34) with a range of new audio products aimed at post production and broadcaster engineers.
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Luma Pictures Standardizes on Thinkbox Software’s Deadline for Linux
News: Luma Pictures Standardizes on Thinkbox Software’s Deadline for LinuxThinkbox Software today announced that visual effects studio Luma Pictures has standardized render management and data processing across studios with Deadline. Having purchased more than 400 seats of Deadline, Luma was able to easily integrate the software into both in-house and off-the-shelf tools within its Linux-based pipeline.
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Encore Ups Jay Bodnar, Tom Kendall and Morgan Strauss to Senior VP
News: Encore Ups Jay Bodnar, Tom Kendall and Morgan Strauss to Senior VPPost production and visual effects company Encore today announced the promotions of Jay Bodnar to SVP, Engineering; Tom Kendall to SVP, VFX; and Morgan Strauss to SVP, Operations. In new positions designed to spearhead Encore’s next phase of growth, the executive trio remains in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, reporting to Encore Executive Vice President Bill Romeo.
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TV TEM in Brazil Expands Over-The-Air DTV Network with GatesAir
News: TV TEM in Brazil Expands Over-The-Air DTV Network with GatesAirPhase three of State-Wide Rollout Extends High-Quality HDTV Services to 139 Cities in São Paulo state
GatesAir, a global leader in over-the-air broadcast solutions for television and radio, is expanding TV TEM’s ISDB-Tb digital television network to cover an additional 139 cities in the state of São Paulo. The current installation marks the third phase of an aggressive single-frequency network (SFN) rollout that will bring exceptional HDTV coverage to all 318 cities across São Paulo state.
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Hiltron to Introduce HANT C-Ku Dual-Band 3.7 Metre Satellite Downlink Antenna at IBC2014
News: Hiltron to Introduce HANT C-Ku Dual-Band 3.7 Metre Satellite Downlink Antenna at IBC2014Scheduled for introduction on the Hiltron stand (4.B89) at the 2014 International Broadcasting Convention in September, the new HANT C-Ku is a high quality 3.7 metre antenna for professional satellite signal monitoring or receive-only services. A closely integrated feed system enables the HANT C-Ku to receive simultaneously the two linear polarised Ku band signals and the circular or linear polarised signals in C band. With a motorised polariser, the feed can be switched in C band between linear and circular polarisation. Thus, the total receivable bandwidth is up to 5.6 gigahertz. These sources can be converted to six independent L band outputs.
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Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon Gives Cara a Facelift at SIGGRAPH 2014New Version of its Pioneering Facial Mocap System to Feature Hardware Improvements and Updates to CaraLive and CaraPost for Faster, More Efficient Facial Tracking
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, will launch a series of updates to Cara, the world’s first out-of-the-box facial motion capture system for film and games production, at SIGGRAPH 2014 next week. The latest version boasts significant quality enhancements that accelerate facial capture workflows for fast-paced performance capture productions, right out of the box.
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IBC Preview: Aaton-Digital to Show New 24 Track Cantar-X3 Digital Recorder and Aaton-Digital 5” Oled Monitor at IBC 2014
News: IBC Preview: Aaton-Digital to Show New 24 Track Cantar-X3 Digital Recorder and Aaton-Digital 5” Oled Monitor at IBC 2014Aaton-Digital will show the new 24 track Cantar-X3 recorder and new Aaton-Digital 5” Oled monitor at IBC 2014 on the Aaton-Digital /Transvideo stand 11.F31. Deliveries will begin for existing orders this fall. New orders will deliver Q1 in the new year.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 is Now Shipping
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 is Now ShippingMajor Update Adds Professional Nonlinear Online Editing Features, Revolutionary New Colormatch, New Photographer Friendly Color Correction Tools, On Set Media Management and Much More!
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 11, available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve 11 is a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes professional nonlinear video editing with context sensitive trimming tools, onset file cloning, a revolutionary new ColorMatch feature, 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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Bridge Technologies Expands Intelligent Redundancy Line with New VB243 for ASI
At IBC 2014, Bridge Technologies will introduce the VB243, a new addition to the company’s line of Intelligent Redundancy Switch products. Following from the VB273 for DVB-S/S2, the VB243 employs the same concept in a version for ASI, with advanced analysis and decision engine technology providing a highly autonomous redundancy switch capability.
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Meet Chaos Group Labs: LA’s New CG Think Tank
R&D Center for Creative Projects; Current Initiatives Include Advances in Digital Filmmaking, Virtual Reality, and the Wikihuman Project
Today, Chaos Group introduces Chaos Group Laboratories, a new collaborative think tank to explore advances in rendering technology. Located in LA’s hub of design, visual effects and technology, Chaos Group Labs will serve as a place where artists, industry leaders and academic researchers are invited to contribute to development discussions and help solve key computer graphics challenges.
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PipelineFX to Host Panel on “Building a Next-Generation Render Farm Pipeline” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Technology Experts from Digital Domain, Scalar Decisions, and Digital District Weighing In During Birds of a Feather Event; Designer-Friendly Licensing Option Set to Debut
This year at SIGGRAPH 2014, PipelineFX will focus on how studios can get to a future-ready render farm quicker. Through a Birds of a Feather panel that includes tech leads from Digital Domain and Digital District, as well as demos of the soon-to-be-released Qube! 6.6, PipelineFX will unlock how studios of every size can get there.
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Plura Broadcast Inc. Establishes New European Subsidiary
Formation of Plura Europe GmbH Brings Company Closer to European and Other International Customers, Plants Seeds for Company Expansion
Plura Broadcast, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, is preparing for a busy IBC2014 (RAI Convention Center, Amsterdam, September 12-16, Stand 8.B73) with the formation of Plura Europe GmbH. The new subsidiary is a core part of the company’s growth strategy across international regions, bringing the company closer to its customers and dealers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
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Erika Levy Launches EMPRESS REPRESENTS with Diverse and Compelling Roster
News: Erika Levy Launches EMPRESS REPRESENTS with Diverse and Compelling RosterAfter working in many facets of advertising and commercial production over the last 14 years, Erika Levy launches "EMPRESS REPRESENTS", specializing in broadcast, branded content, digital and interactive on the West Coast. The company launches with an initial roster of five clients: Coyote Post, Dirty Robber, Flawless FX, Loaded Pictures and Section Studios.
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MAXON Unveils Robust CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16)
News: MAXON Unveils Robust CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16)Legacy of 3D Software Innovation Delivers Modeling, Animation and Rendering Enhancements for ‘Real-World’ Workflow and Unmatched Productivity
MAXON today unveiled CINEMA 4D Release 16 (R16), the next generation release of the company’s industry-leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, visualization, painting, and rendering software application. In addition to countless workflow enhancements, CINEMA 4D R16 delivers powerful new features including a modeling PolyPen ‘super-tool’, a Motion Tracker for easily integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel that allows for multi-layered reflections and specularity. CINEMA 4D R16 reinforces MAXON’s commitment to provide creative professionals with exceptional stability and performance, unmatched integration, and a straightforward, efficient and flexible interface to optimize any workflow for VFX, motion graphics, visualization and game development.
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IBC Preview: Transvideo Launches New Products for Digital Cinematography and Production at IBC 2014
Transvideo, the award-winning precision monitor manufacturer, has announced exciting new products for launch at IBC 2014. All products will be on show on the Transvideo / Aaton-Digital stand 11.F31.
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Seventh Amsterdam SuperMeet to Feature Editors of "Star Wars: Episode VII"
The CPUG Network has Announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to Take Place Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the Heart of Amsterdam. Film Editors, Maryann Brandon, ACE and Mary Jo Markey, ACE, who are Currently Editing "Star Wars: Episode VII," will be the Featured Guests. The Full Agenda will not be Announced Until Shortly Before the Dvent Date. Tickets are on Sale now and can be Purchased at the SuperMeet Web Site.
The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) today have announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place on Sunday, Sept 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam. Doors open at 4:30PM (16:30) with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring 20 software and hardware developers. SuperMeet Presentations will begin at 7:00PM (19:00) and continue until 11:00PM (23:00). Tickets are on sale online for the earlybird price of Euro10.00 each plus ticket fee and Euro10.00 for students and Teachers with valid ID. Earlybird sales end August 15, 2014.
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Second Primetime Emmy Nomination for Citizen Pictures
“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”, produced by Citizen Pictures, has received its second consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Structured Reality category. "Triple D" received its first Primetime Emmy nod in 2013, also the first primetime nomination for a Food Network program. "Triple D" is currently filming its 21st season and remains a viewer favorite. Citizen won a 2013 National Daytime Emmy for "Guy's Family Reunion" Food Network special, in addition to "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’" two primetime nominations.
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Signiant Wins Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors Signiant for secure accelerated file movement technology
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today announced it was named a winner of the 2014 Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering. Signiant’s innovations in secure accelerated file movements over IP (including the internet) earned the company this prestigious award, which honors excellence in engineering creativity.
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Hawthorne Direct Promotes Neil Klayman to Associate Creative Director
News: Hawthorne Direct Promotes Neil Klayman to Associate Creative DirectorHawthorne Direct, a full service Brand Response ad agency, has promoted Neil Klayman to the position of Associate Creative Director. Klayman will continue to report to John Pucci, Chief Creative Officer. The announcement was made today by Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO, Hawthorne Direct.
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tvONE Replaces Discontinued C2-2000 Series With New C2-2X55 Universal Scaler Series
tvONE's C2-2000 Series has been discontinued and production of these units will end in June 2015. The model numbers that have been discontinued include: C2-2155A, C2-2255A & C2-2355A.
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Cinematographer John Pope Takes MōVI to Medieval Times
News: Cinematographer John Pope Takes MōVI to Medieval TimesCinematographer John Pope’s recent undertaking was to create a 30-second national television spot for Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament attraction. With his imagination running wild, Pope prepared to capture footage of combat between jousting knights on galloping stallions with what he touts as “a tool of great ingenuity” ─ the MōVI™ M10 handheld camera stabilizer by Freefly Systems. “The MōVI M10 allows for booming up and down similar to a jib arm, a move that cannot be achieved with other stabilizer camera supports like the Steadicam. That opened up a whole new world of possibilities,” he says. “I was also thankful it gave me a new set of eyes to see with. The director and I were able to improvise in the moment, which is important to me.”
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Multiple Academy Award® Nominee Caleb Deschanel to be Honoured with Camerimage Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that five-time Oscar® nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at this year’s Festival taking place November 15th – 22nd.
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FilmLight Focuses on Evolving Workflows at IBC2014
Creativity and Quality Teamed with Practicality and Efficiency
FilmLight, the leading innovator in colour grading and post-production workflows, is using its presence at IBC2014 (Amsterdam, 12–16 September) to demonstrate how its technology helps broadcasters, movie producers and creative studios shorten timescales without compromising creativity and quality. FilmLight’s IBC stand will showcase its comprehensive range of products as an end-to-end process from shoot to delivery, using the same footage at each stage.
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Director Seth Epstein & Stardust Team With Epic Artist Collective CYRCLE & DC Shoes On Film Supporting New Product Collaboration
News: Director Seth Epstein & Stardust Team With Epic Artist Collective CYRCLE & DC Shoes On Film Supporting New Product CollaborationLed by Director Seth Epstein, the creative team at Stardust has just completed an innovative film, commissioned by DC Shoes for DC brand featuring Design/Graffiti and Art Collective CYRCLE. Created primarily for digital distribution, the campaign features two of DC’s sponsored Skaters and original designs by Cyrcle taken from the new product capsule designed in collaboration with DC Shoes.
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OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture Records
News: OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture RecordsNew Customers Include Activision, Microsoft Games Studios, Eidos, Ubisoft, Crytek, DICE, and USC School of Cinematic Arts
With dozens of installations in the last six months, OptiTrack has become the motion capture technology of choice for production character animation. Many of these new adopters had capture requirements that were deemed impossible based on existing technologies, yet with OptiTrack's Prime Series cameras, exceeded expectations even in complex outdoor and large-volume shooting scenarios.
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Cutting Edge Expands to Los Angeles with Zeke Margolis
News: Cutting Edge Expands to Los Angeles with Zeke MargolisCutting Edge, a leading creative media technology reseller and integrator, has launched its Los Angeles office with Zeke Margolis at the helm. Margolis joins Cutting Edge with over 20 years of experience in the Los Angeles professional media market, and most recently worked with Key Code Media as Senior Account Manager. Margolis is tasked with growing the burgeoning client list of Los Angeles based professionals and providing innovative solutions for media content creation, storage, and distribution.
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Thomson Broadcast Introduces a New Broadband High-Efficiency Medium-Power Range at IBC 2014
Thomson Broadcast (IBC Booth 8.C35) today announced the launch of its medium-power broadband transmitter range, complementing the new low-power range and the established Futhura high-power transmitters. The new medium-power range offers high efficiency combined with complete flexibility for easy installation and versatile performance in any location.
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Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA Technology
News: Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA TechnologyAcross a range of content for broadcast, live-events, commercials and films, Miami-based Capsule Media has a reputation for high-quality production and post services. The efforts of the studio, which was founded in 2002, have paid off in spades, as network juggernauts across the U.S., Europe and Latin America – including PBS, Discovery Channel and Univision – regularly turn to Capsule Media for production needs. Company CEO and Executive Producer Pascal Jacquelin, who oversees each project, draws heavily on the reliability of AJA technology to ensure seamless workflows throughout the life cycle of each show.
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Fox Sports Brazil Selects MatrixStore for World Cup Duty
The Challenge of Guaranteeing Access to Assets in Fast Turnaround Workflows
Securing content in fast turnaround and high pressure environments (like live events with global audiences) can be a time consuming, stressful and a costly exercise. Providing simultaneous, instant access to that content from multiple teams with multiple workflows is another challenge altogether. Fox Sports, one of the fastest growing cable channels in Brazil, faced such a challenge from the International Broadcast Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2014 World Cup Football tournament.
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IBC2014 Preview: Danmon Systems Group
See Danmon Systems Group on stand 8.B51 at IBC2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September
Danmon Systems Group will exhibit its full range of systems integration services on stand 8.B51 at IBC2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September. DSG representatives attending will include: Henning Brønnum (Managing Director), Peter Thomsen (Deputy Managing Director), Søren Bruun (Operations Manager), Karsten Grunnet (Media Sales Director), Per Goschebart (Broadcast Sales Manager), Robert Rosenberg (Managing Director, Danmon Asia) and Bjarne Pedersen (Systems Sales Director, Danmon Asia).
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New Farm Cinemas Chooses Christie’s Complete Cinema Solutions for its Refurbished Cineplex in Brisbane
News: New Farm Cinemas Chooses Christie’s Complete Cinema Solutions for its Refurbished Cineplex in BrisbaneChristie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, today announced that its complete cinema solutions comprising the Christie Solaria™ Series projectors and Christie Vive Audio™ cinema systems have been installed in a newly opened cineplex located in New Farm, a trendy inner-city suburb of Brisbane.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21 - 23 September 2014
cinec 2014: Three Days Filled with Technology, Discussion and Creativity
After many years of following developments in digital technology a recent counter trend has become noticeable amongst the Cine Equipment and Technology professionals whereby lenses and optics have come into the spotlight. Whilst it is acknowledged that digital technology cuts production costs, it also brings its own challenges notably in the area of archiving. The trade fair cinec and the accompanying cineCongress will provide a forum for experts to explore and discuss new developments on a wide range of topics including those mentioned above as well as opportunities to socialise in lavish surroundings.
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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’
News: Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.
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Killer Tracks Adds Emerging Bands to Its “Artist Series”
News: Killer Tracks Adds Emerging Bands to Its “Artist Series”Production Music Specialist Inks Licensing Agreements With Buzz Bands Rare Monk and Misun.
Killer Tracks, the industry’s leading supplier of pre-cleared production music, is expanding and broadening the scope of its groundbreaking Artist Series with a focus on emerging talent. The company is releasing a number of new tracks from breakout artists, including work from Portland alt rockers Rare Monk and the L.A.-based quartet Misun.
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. To Host Charitable Raffle Event At IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. To Host Charitable Raffle Event At IBC 2014Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is hosting a charitable raffle event at IBC 2014 (Hall 11, Stand 11.D30) to commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary. The family-founded, Australian-owned camera support equipment company will offer a champagne toast and announce the winner of a limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod in an exclusive giveaway on Saturday, September 13, at 4:00pm. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the IABM Educational Foundation, which supports broadcast students interested in furthering their technical education.
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Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace
News: Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 MarketplaceFree, Ready-Made Animations Let Unreal Engine Developers Get Their 3D Characters Moving in Minutes
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has made a number of popular animations from its massive animation collection available in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace. These Mixamo animations are optimized for use in Unreal Engine 4.3, are available at no additional charge to game developers with an Unreal Engine 4 subscription, and are ready for use in the popular game engine. The animations are available starting today, July 31, 2014.
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AX32 Converters Capture José van Dam & YOU Concert
News: AX32 Converters Capture José van Dam & YOU ConcertAX32 converters captured the detailed audio nuances during a large-scale recording of a recent concert with José van Dam & YOU in Brussels. The recording was made at the city's largest cultural venue, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, for the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. Other performers included the National Orchestra of Belgium and soloists. The concert was streamed directly over the web using low-latency uncompressed audio-over-Ethernet networking.
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The Canon Digital Learning Center Provides Tips on How to Capture Your Favorite Summer Memories
To help photographers take some of their best shots this summer, the Canon Digital Learning Center has created several articles, videos and blog posts that highlight how to capture once-in-a-lifetime shots, while protecting their gear during the dog days of summer.
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Input Media Upgrades MatrixStore for EVS
News: Input Media Upgrades MatrixStore for EVSObject Matrix, trusted provider of object based nearline storage today announces that Input Media has upgraded its existing MatrixStore cluster in preparation for new EVS workflows.
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Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"
News: Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"The Creative Team at The Asylum Turns to LightWave 3D Software to Deliver 99% of the Visual Effects for the Sequel to the Syfy Network’s Popular Sharknado Franchise
When actors, chainsaws, and shark-filled tornadoes come together onscreen, it’s television magic. Such is the case with "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which delivers even more excitement than the original "Sharknado" of 2013.
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Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13
News: Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will have a student from its Game Studio present a newly produced, school-developed, mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College & Director of Game Design & Development program.
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LEVA Celebrates 25th Annual Conference, Explores Multimedia Evidence Technologies
The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) will explore several aspects of today’s growing world of digital evidence during the 2014 LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium, which runs Oct. 6-10 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This year’s five-day event is the nonprofit organization’s 25th annual conference, which has been hosted by cities across the United States and Canada.
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Telestream Switch Combines Multiformat Playback, Inspection, and Media Conversion into One Simple Tool for Media Professionals
Announcing the Release of Switch to Simplify Media Inspection and iTunes Asset Package Creation for Broadcast and Post-Production Professionals
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced the release of SwitchTM, a new multiformat media player that provides broadcast and post-production professionals everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Switch is built on the same technologies Telestream developed for its professional transcoding tools, which power the digital media ecosystems of 95% of top US broadcasters, 80% of Fortune 100 companies in the US, thousands of media professionals, and literally millions of consumers.
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SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardSmallHD, creators of the world’s first high definition on-camera monitor, showed their new monitors to the Hollywood community at the Cine Gear Expo in June, held on the back lot at Paramount Studios. SmallHD’s DP7-PRO has redefined the way field monitors operate on set.
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Contemporary Living Network: Fresh Ideas, Fresh ContentContemporary Living Network: Fresh Ideas, Fresh Content
Longtime Creative COW Contributor, Walter Biscardi, Jr. recently announced the upcoming launch of Contemporary Living Network, a digital network focusing on positive lifestyle edutainment. For him, it's a natural progression from production to creating a new home for all original content. We asked Walter to tell us about CLN and his crowd funding campaign for "Ice Cream Nation," one of the first series to be featured on the new network.
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The Many Colors of A Modern FamilyThe Many Colors of A Modern Family
Sometimes it might seem that colorists are all about stylized treatments and extreme color correction, but Aidan Stanford's work on season five of Modern Family is all about maintaining realism and hiding all the tricks in the background. Making the jump from film color timing into digital hasn't been easy, but Aidan has found a way to utilize his film skills in the digital world, turning around episodes in a day using his favorite tools in DaVinci Resolve.
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Digital Domain & The Many Layers of MaleficentDigital Domain & The Many Layers of Maleficent
Digital Domain drew upon their decades of Academy Award-winning expertise to build realistic CG humans for Walt Disney's Maleficent -- including, in some scenes, Maleficent herself. VFX Supervisor Kelly Port took us inside the 2-year process of bringing it to the screen.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for DivergentMethod Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Divergent
Method Studios was selected as the lead VFX vendor, who ultimately proved to provide 381 shots for Summit Entertainment's Divergent. Set in a dystopian Chicago, one hundred years in the future, the film demanded seamless and invisible VFX to create a believable world of complex environments using set extensions, digital doubles and CG characters.
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Project DAVID Creates Digital Content Preservation TechProject DAVID Creates Digital Content Preservation Tech
While there is a strong movement to preserve and restore old film, preservation of audiovisual digital content has been less of a priority. Project DAVID seeks to change that, by developing technology for prevention of damage, preservation and restoration for the vast libraries of digital content.
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Video Collaboration Tools: DaVinci Resolve
Last Saturday morning, I had the pleasure of visiting Neil Smith, CEO of LumaForge and Marketing Manager, Kahlani Leon, for a presentation of some new video collaboration tools. Neil is not just another ordinary video reseller. He has a background in digital computing that spans decades, having sold the famous...
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Top-flight videos fuel the JetBlue brand
Airline’s in-house video team uses Adobe Creative Cloud to tell stories that engage and inspire crewmembers and customers JetBlue Airways began flying in 2000 with a promise “to bring humanity back to air travel.” That commitment is the backbone of the airline’s external brand, as well as its internal culture;...
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Videoguys Summer Update, June 2014
It's been a very busy year for us. We've seen a ton of new products introduced and we've picked up some new product lines. HP Workstations: The creative Pro's choice http://webvideoguys.com/hp-email.html Videoguys now offers HP z workstations! We've worked hard with the folks over at HP to put together some...
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