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IABM Appoints Director for APAC Region
Prominent Industry Figure Peter Bruce To Bolster Senior Management Team
The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) has announced the appointment of Peter Bruce to the position of director for APAC. The appointment reinforces the organisation’s drive to strengthen its global presence and support members, and follows the recent announcement of a director for North America.
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Key Code Media Strengthens Staff, After Rapid Growth Supporting Enterprise Production Technology In 2014
News: Key Code Media Strengthens Staff, After Rapid Growth Supporting Enterprise Production Technology In 2014Key Code Media strengthens its technical & sales staff, in their Burbank, California corporate office with the addition of several key team members. Additions include Matt Flaum as Senior Solution Architect, and Candace Fagan as the San Fernando Valley Account Manager. In addition, Erika Fredrick, formally Solution Sales Manager for Key Code Media, has been promoted to Vice President of Western Regional Sales.
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Brickyard VFX Helps Anthony Davis and Boost Mobile Move to the Head of the Class
Boutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio Brickyard VFX was recently tapped by 180LA for a new two-spot campaign featuring NBA star Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans for Boost Mobile, a leading no-contract cellphone service provider.
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IBC2014: Dalet Showcases Innovation in MAM-Driven Workflows and File-Based Tools
With the Resources of Three Technology Platforms at its Disposal, Dalet Offers Advanced Workflow Options and Video Manipulation Solutions
At IBC2014, Dalet Digital Media Systems will affirm its leadership in media asset management with new products that combine comprehensive workflow tools with state-of-the art image processing, transcoding and distribution.
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HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
'Making Do With More' Event at Hollywood's Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators
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 the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will feature a pre-conference event — the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) and titled "Making Do With More." The daylong event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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Flashpoint’s LED Lights Are the Newest Lighting Collection for Photo and Video Available Exclusively at Adorama
The SpeedLight Partner, the VariAngle and other LED Lighting Solutions Available in Standard and Bi-Color Options Make Up This Energy-Efficient Lighting Collection for DSLR and Video Camera Imaging
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is now selling a brand new line of Flashpoint LED lights designed for both camera and stand-mounted use. New photography and videography lights from Flashpoint include the SpeedLight Partner and the VariAngle light, as well as a collection of LED lights in both standard and bi-color options. New stand-mounted lights include various models of circular and panel lights. These Flashpoint LED lights are available exclusively in store at Adorama and online.
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Christie Donates Digital Projectors and Installation Services, Continuing its Support of San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts
News: Christie Donates Digital Projectors and Installation Services, Continuing its Support of San Diego’s Museum of Photographic ArtsWelcome Grant from Christie Will Enrich Visitors’ Visual Experience
Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, is pleased to announce its donation of high-performance projection technology and installation services to the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego. Installed by Christie’s Professional Services team, the Christie Solaria® Series® DCI-compliance based system will deliver outstanding digital cinema images via the Solaria One projector, as well as alternative content powered by the Christie SKA-3D cinema processor. The solution replaces a first-generation Christie digital cinema projector. It will light up the 226-seat Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre at the Museum of Photographic Arts, a professional quality, nonprofit theatre venue in San Diego. Beloved by the local community, MOPA is host to diverse film festivals and screenings reaching over 10,000 people annually.
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The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”
News: The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”Finishing Editor and Colorist Ben Murray Continues Collaboration with Director Thom Zimny on Short Film Inspired by Song from Singer’s “High Hopes” Album.
Final post production for "Hunter of Invisible Game," the new short film from Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny, was completed at The Room, the finishing boutique located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York. The Room’s Ben Murray conformed the film and applied the final color grade, working in collaboration with filmmaker Thom Zimny, who co-directed with Bruce Springsteen.
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AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every Time
News: AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every TimeLaunching a successful business out of a natural talent for compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and multi-cam productions for high profile gaming companies and studios such as EA, Disney, Warner Brothers and Viacom. A core component of BlueScreen’s business involves live blue/green screen compositing for press events prior to the launch of major films, and for this niche market, Kertesz has established a specialized setup comprising high-end cameras and Ultimatte® hardware, with AJA’s Ki Pro Rack at the center of the workflow for reliable recording and playback.
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Riding Shotgun at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software is gearing up for a lively week of events, education, new releases and more at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver. Shotgun, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), will be exhibiting and announcing the details of their latest product releases at booth #741 from August 12-14 at the Vancouver Convention Center. Off the exhibit floor, also be sure to visit Shotgun at any of these events:
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Canon Broadcast Lenses, Digital SLR Cameras and Lenses are Top Choice Among Imaging Professionals Covering The Soccer Tournament in Brazil
Canon Follows Up on Their Strong Showing at February’s Big Game in New Jersey With Widespread Use by Imaging Professionals at the Soccer Tournament in Brazil
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon broadcast lenses were the most widely used broadcast lenses covering the matches of the recent Soccer Tournament in Brazil. Furthermore, the professional photographers tasked with capturing the riveting goals, ravenous fans, colorful scenery and nail-biting moments of the soccer matches utilized Canon DSLR cameras and lenses more than any other brand*.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New "heads up display" for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new "heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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mLogic® Ships mTape®
The Industry’s First Thunderbolt™ Certified LTO-6 Backup & Archiving Solution for Creative Professionals
mLogic announced today that the company is now shipping its innovative mTape backup and archiving solution to customers worldwide. mTape is the industry’s first LTO-6 tape drive to feature Thunderbolt connectivity and the first tape drive system to receive Thunderbolt certification from Apple Inc. and Intel Corporation.
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Sound Devices 970 Takes A Ride With Renowned Audio Mixer For New Semi-Animated Children’s Series
News: Sound Devices 970 Takes A Ride With Renowned Audio Mixer For New Semi-Animated Children’s SeriesDigital Recorder Gives Richard Lightstone 64-Track Dante™ and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Capabilities
When Sound Mixer Richard Lightstone was looking to upgrade his audio cart with a Dante™-compatible digital recorder for Disney XD’s semi-animated children’s program "Kirby Buckets," he turned to Sound Devices’ new 970. The Sound Devices 970, the company’s first-ever audio-only rack-mounted solution, boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI.
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GatesAir Accelerates ROI for ISDB-Tb Digital TV Broadcasters
Global Over-The-Air Leader Innovates Complete Transport Solutions for ISDB-Tb DTV Broadcasters that Minimize Network Costs and Enhance Total Cost of Ownership
At the upcoming SET EXPO 2014 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, GatesAir, a global leader in over-the-air broadcast solutions for television and radio, will demonstrate how ISDB-Tb DTV broadcasters can reduce long-term costs and accelerate return on investment with its end-to-end ISDB-Tb solutions. GatesAir will showcase its new range of high-efficiency UHF transmitters at Booth A07/B08 from August 25-27, with complete integrated transport solutions to distribute high-quality, multichannel terrestrial and mobile TV services across large networks.
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Vicon Customers to Take Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2014
Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to Present Motion Capture Techniques for Media, Entertainment and Product Design
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced a series of customer presentations that will take place at its SIGGRAPH booth (#733) on August 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Customers spanning media and entertainment, education and virtual product design will share their motion capture expertise and provide insight into their latest projects. Vicon will also unveil groundbreaking new products, and enhancements to its existing motion capture software.
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Silicon Valley Comes to Hollywood – Well Burbank anyway!
News: Silicon Valley Comes to Hollywood – Well Burbank anyway!Ever Wondered How Quickly Digital Technology is Transforming Content Creation and Delivery? Well Wonder No More. Come Along to The Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel on Thursday July 24Th and Enjoy a Day of Unbridled Geek Speak and Fun Filled Tlas.
At the Burbank Marriot on Thursday July 24 from 11am to 7pm, Blackmagic Design and its strategic partners will be hosting an event highlighting the convergence of digital and broadcast technologies and their impact on the Media & Entertainment (M&E) Industry. This is your chance to catch up on the latest developments in M&E technology and see the complete range of Blackmagic Design solutions for broadcast, post-production and live events.
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PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”
News: PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”Leading Render Farm Management Software Qube! Speeds Up Production Schedule and Capitalizes on Existing Hardware for Developing Feature
When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. After the shock of such an ambitious undertaking wore off around campus, a small team of technicians started brainstorming how to make it happen. This process led them to the idea of sponsors, which in turn led them to render farm management experts, PipelineFX.
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Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video Boards
News: Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video BoardsJaguars and Troika Partner to Re-Imagine the In-Stadium Experience
EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, will unveil approximately $63 million in enhancements to the public this Saturday evening with an event that promises to offer be one of the more memorable moments in the history of the city and stadium.
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Clear-Com launches FreeSpeak II™ Dect-Based Duplex Wireless Intercom System
News: Clear-Com launches FreeSpeak II™  Dect-Based Duplex Wireless Intercom SystemEnhanced Version of the Popular Integrated or Standalone 1.9GHz Roaming Digital Wireless
At IBC 2014 Clear-Com® will announce the launch of FreeSpeak II™ wireless intercom system, an enhanced DECT-based offering that operates in multiple license-free DECT bands from 1.897-1.933GHz. FreeSpeak II delivers improved roaming capability for reliable wireless connections, superior digital ‘Clear-Com Sound’ for clear intelligibility and ultimate audio comfort, and innovative intercom features that make it a high performance wireless option. The system is ideal for deployment across large-scale, multi-zone production areas typically required in live events, broadcast and sports production.
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XenData and Marquis Broadcast Launch Low Cost Archive of Avid Projects
Latest Version of Project Parking to be Tightly Integrated with XenData Archive Range, Allowing Avid Projects to be Easily Archived to Highly Secure LTO or Sony ODA Cartridges
XenData, the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, and Marquis Broadcast, a specialist in content workflows and media integration software, today announced the launch of a new version of Project Parking software that is tightly integrated with XenData digital video archives. Project Parking analyzes all content on shared edit storage allowing Avid projects to be copied to a XenData archive. Finished projects may then be deleted from expensive edit storage, freeing up valuable space. For current projects, snapshots may be copied to the XenData archive and then updated incrementally to provide data protection. The new combined solution allows the seamless management of offline LTO or Sony optical disc archive (ODA) cartridges, giving system administrators the ability to easily migrate projects to much lower cost storage with unlimited space.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Flex v5 with GPU support for After Effects
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Flex™ version 5 with GPU support for Adobe® After Effects®.
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IBC2014 Preview, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
Technical Sessions, SMPTE members will lead a variety of sessions during the IBC2014 exhibition. The Society will offer "Laser Projectors Part 1: Seeing is Believing" and "Laser Projectors Part 2: Is the Devil in the Details?" as part of the IBC Big Screen Experience. Produced and chaired by Peter Ludé, past president of SMPTE, the session will address the impact of laser projection technology on digital cinema and provide a look at breathtaking images shown on the Big Screen Experience's 6-Primary laser projection system from Christie.
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Fairlight Introduces EVO.Live to European Broadcasters At IBC 2014
News: Fairlight Introduces EVO.Live to European Broadcasters At IBC 2014Hailed as a new paradigm in audio live production, this ground-breaking console can switch between live and post production modes at the touch of a button.
EVO.Live, Fairlight's new generation digital audio mixing system, will make its European debut at IBC 2014 on Booth 7.H17.
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Object Matrix Produces Comprehensive Integration Between MatrixStore and SGL
Object Matrix, provider of intelligent nearline storage platforms for tapeless video workflows, today announces it has produced a comprehensive integration between MatrixStore and SGL.
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ProMAX Systems Acquires Cache-A
Synergies Between Product Lines Present Opportunities for New Advanced Workflows
ProMAX Systems, manufacturer of multi-functional, high-performance video storage servers and editing workstations, has announced the acquisition of Cache-A, a leading supplier of network-attached video archive appliances.
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TV2000 Deploys Dalet Enterprise MAM for Program Preparation and News Production
Installation Includes Dalet Brio Servers for Ingest and Playout; Single Dalet MAM Platform Unifies Workflows and Integrates Systems, Providing Tools for End-to-End Video News Production, Program Prep and Distribution
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions software and services for content producers, announced today that TV2000 has successfully deployed the Dalet News Suite solution for news production, broadcasting and web publication and Dalet Media Life to manage program preparation. The Dalet solutions share the same Dalet MAM platform to manage media and metadata across different workflows, offering task-specific tools tailored to production needs. TV2000 is Italy’s primary television channel for news related to the Pope, the Vatican and the Catholic Church. Newscasts, live magazine-style shows, religious programs and live liturgical services are key elements of the channel’s schedule, which is supplemented with family-oriented and themed movies.
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ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region
News: ARRI Inc. Taps Sebastien Laffoux as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern RegionARRI Inc. is pleased to announce Sebastien Laffoux is now working as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Eastern Region for Canada and the United States. His duties include managing and strengthening sales, along with evaluating market and technology requirements. Camera products include the AMIRA documentary-style camera, the award-winning ALEXA, lenses, Pro Camera Accessories and analog products. He will also oversee a team to support product performance in the field, improvement, user requests and assess competitors.
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Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide Audience
News: Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide AudienceEquatorial heat and humidity, sporadic electrical service, and a modest budget were just a few of the challenges that director Josef Wladyka and writer/DP Alan Blanco faced while filming their feature "Manos Sucias" (Dirty Hands) among the impoverished fishing villages of Colombia’s Pacific coast. They also filmed in the jungle and aboard small boats in rough seas, all while needing to keep a low profile in a dangerous region. Wladyka and Blanco met all of these challenges with the help of compact EOS C300 Cinema cameras and professional lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Filmed completely on location, "Manos Sucias" is a drama depicting the perils of two fishermen coerced into towing an underwater narco-torpedo up the Pacific coast of Colombia.
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Telestream to Announce New File-Based Workflow Automation and Video Processing at IBC
Vantage to Feature New DPP Assembly and Transcoding Capabilities, Automated NLE Templates, Enhanced Transcoding Formats and Cloud Subscriptions; Company Showcases Enhancements to Wirecast and Episode
Telestream® (stand 7.C12), the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2014 to showcase transcode support for the latest OTT, IPTV and 4K formats plus enhanced third-party interoperability with leading vendors including Avid, Adobe and Apple. The Company will demonstrate assembly and transcoding capabilities for the UK broadcast industry's Digital Production Partnership (DPP) initiative, and cloud subscriptions for Vantage. Telestream will also showcase enhancements to the Wirecast and Episode applications.
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PlayBox Technology powers TVPool Thailand's new DTV channels
News: PlayBox Technology powers TVPool Thailand's new DTV channelsThai broadcaster TV Pool has upgraded its PlayBox Technology transmission control and playout system to allow high-definition delivery of Thai TV (Channel 17) on the country's terrestrial digital television platform. Three additional channels also received new HD playout systems. Currently transmitting in SD, Thai TV (Channel 27) and Loca TV (Channel 15 and Channel 25) can start transmitting in high definition whenever necessary. The system is located at TV Pool's headquarters in Bangkok.
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Rent the RED Epic Dragon Sensor Camera From Adorama Rental Co Today
The Industry’s Hottest New 6K Digital Still and Motion Camera is Now Available from Adorama Rental Co; Filmmakers can get Their Hands on the RED Epic Dragon Sensor Camera with Mounts Compatible for Leica-M, Canon EF, Nikon and PL Lenses Starting at Just $910
Adorama Rental Co (ARC), the industry source for professional cinematographers, videographers and photographers, is now renting out the RED Epic Dragon Sensor digital cinema camera. The brand new 6K RED Dragon® sensor allows filmmakers to capture over 9x more pixels than HD, while 19 MP packs in detail beyond belief. The RED Epic is helmed as a groundbreaking still and motion camera that can capture up to 100 frames per second at full resolution, translating into thousands of chances to capture the perfect image.
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Bexel Expands Inventory with $13 Million Investment to Support 2014 FIFA World Cup™ and Beyond
Company Upgrades Key Products to Service US Rights Holders' Host Coverage
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, recently completed a major inventory upgrade to support the company’s extensive installations for both the Spanish and English-speaking U.S. rights holders at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The $13 million investment increases Bexel’s service offering of products in several key areas, including camera systems, switchers and routers, and servers.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Teams Up With Iconic Video Game Companies As Classic Characters Come Together In "Pixels"
PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, Space Invaders and Centipede® Join the Cast
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede®, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy "Pixels," starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015.
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Jünger Audio's IBC 2014 Line Up Delivers Perfect Voice Recording
News: Jünger Audio's IBC 2014 Line Up Delivers Perfect Voice RecordingThe Company will Show its New Voice Processor that is Already Helping Radio Stations, TV Voice Over Facilities and Feature Film ADR Studios Achieve a Consistent Sound.
At IBC 2014 (10.A49), dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio will show its 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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Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and Supervisors
News: Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and SupervisorsOrigin Digital Studios has been launched in Burbank as a new collective of veteran visual effects artists, producers and supervisors. The company has been designed to service the needs of high-profile television programs, commercials, feature films, and special venue presentations. Miami-based Lincoln Road Advisors, headed by Eric J. Bertrand, is the primary investment company behind Origin. The announcement was made today by company president Mark Miller.
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‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D
News: ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2DBlackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D Processor, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, were used on one of this summer’s most talked about sequels, “Sharknado 2: The Second One.”
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AlphaDogs Digital Service Station® Provides Alternative Solution For Delivering Content
News: AlphaDogs Digital Service Station® Provides Alternative Solution For Delivering ContentGetting the Correct Tools in Place to Cover the Plethora of Delivery Specs That Now Exist in Today’s Marketplace While Ensuring Projects are Delivered on Time and Within the Allotted Budgets Can Frustrate Even the Most Seasoned Professional.
Preparation for post-production deliverables is often an overwhelming and tedious experience. Getting the correct tools in place to cover the plethora of delivery specs that now exist in today’s marketplace while ensuring projects are delivered on time and within the allotted budgets can frustrate even the most seasoned professional. Most independent content producers are not given the luxury of owning expensive professional videotape machines, not to mention the insurance required to operate legally. Working with limited production and post-production crews can make the task at hand even more daunting.
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Professional Photographer Magazine Honors The Tiffen Company With Two 2014 Hot One Awards
Winning in the lens filter category is the Tiffen Diffusion Effect Filters for DSLRs while Steadicam SOLO takes the award for best HDSLR stabilizer
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, has been awarded two Hot One awards from Professional Photographer. The revered magazine recognizes Tiffen’s Diffusion Effect Filters for DSLRs in 2014’s best lens filter category and Steadicam SOLO as the year’s best HDSLR stabilizer.
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Timeline TV Selects Aframe to Provide Collaboration and Flexible Workflows for Post Production on Channel 4’s “The Mill”
News: Timeline TV Selects Aframe to Provide Collaboration and Flexible Workflows for Post Production on Channel 4’s “The Mill”“Aframe is Secure, Easy to Manage, With Full-Resolution Capabilities Not Found Elsewhere”
Aframe announced that its cloud video production platform has helped Timeline TV streamline the post production of Channel 4’s historical drama ”The Mill.”
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Thomson Broadcast Builds Multiple Options into New Low-Power Transmitter Range
Thomson Broadcast (IBC 8.C35) today announced the launch of a new low-power ultra-compact transmitter range. Available from 20W to 150W RMS, and designed to adapt to any field situation, the low-power range provides dualcast DVB-T/DVB-T2 coverage extension and benefits from multiple options such as a built-in 1+1 configuration.
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Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardFreefly Systems MōVI stabilizers have taken the cinema and video production markets by storm, providing a way for cameras to capture incredibly stable footage handheld and on a variety of shooting platforms. The breakthrough features of Freefly’s new MōVI M15 stabilizer captured the 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award for Camera Support.
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Christie Realigns Global Sales with Appointments: Executive VPs and Vice Presidents Named
Dale Miller to Head Global Sales, Aided by Zoran Veselic, Jeff Klaas, Simon Smith and Lin Yu; Craig Sholder Heads Business Development
Christie®, the global leader in helping customers create the world’s best shared experiences, today announced several senior sales and business development management appointments.
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Band Pro Expands Operations with New Berlin Office
International cinematography retailer Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. has announced the expansion of their European operations with the addition of a new office in Berlin, Germany. Vojtech Pokorny, Digital Image Consultant / Technical Sales, will head the new branch. All goods and services currently available through Band Pro Munich GmbH will also be available through the Berlin office.
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Runway Appoints Post Production Veteran Jeff Buchignani as President
News: Runway Appoints Post Production Veteran Jeff Buchignani as PresidentIndustry Leader In Editorial Systems and Services Eyes Expansion to Other Markets; Hires Jeff Klitzner as Director of Operations.
Runway, a leading independent supplier of editorial systems and related technology to the film and television industry, has appointed Jeff Buchignani as President. An 18-year veteran of the post-production industry, Buchignani arrives from a similar position with Pivotal Post, and brings strong credentials as a manager, business strategist and industry leader. In his new role, he will oversee operations, direct strategy, and orchestrate an ambitious expansion effort. The latter will include extending the company’s footprint in Southern California, as well as to other parts of the U.S. and markets abroad.
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Cobham’s Wireless Transmission System Proves Its Live Production Seaworthiness
News: Cobham’s Wireless Transmission System Proves Its Live Production SeaworthinessCobham, the RF transmission specialist company, has announced the successful deployment of its SOLO 4 Wireless Transmitter and PRORXB receive system for live television coverage of the Abu Dhabi Yacht Club’s Ghanada Dhow Sailing Championship on 7 June.
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Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods Founder
News: Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods FounderACS Presents Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) recently partnered with the company to create a new industry award for the ACS National Awards for Cinematography. The Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award, developed in honour and memory of fluid head inventor Bob Miller, will be officially introduced to industry professionals at the ACS headquarters on July 31, with a champagne toast to celebrate Miller’s 60th anniversary.
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Growing TMD Appoints Strategic New Hires at US Operation
TransMedia Dynamics (TMD), the leading provider of media asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has appointed two new strategic hires in its US operation in response to customer demand.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for all Blackmagic Design Cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.8.2 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.8.2 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Florida Videographer Charles Schultz Shoots Nature Segments For CBS Sunday News With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: Florida Videographer Charles Schultz Shoots Nature Segments For CBS Sunday News With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDirector of Photography Charles “Chuck” Schultz’ last encounter with wildlife was with a congregation of alligators in one of their more famous stomping grounds, the Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, FL. Armed with his new AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld, Schultz captured extensive video that later aired on CBS Sunday Morning’s signature nature segment.
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MTWD Entertainment Announces Partnership with renown Producer, April Simpson
News: MTWD Entertainment Announces Partnership with renown Producer, April Simpson“Fork U” coming to the Contemporary Living Network
Award-winning MTWD Entertainment production team (Good Eats, This American Land, Network Earth, Foul Water Fiery Serpent) sets to launch a new multi-platform project Contemporary Living Network (CLN) in the Fall of 2014. CLN is gearing up for its launch in 2014 by developing and collaborating on new and unique lifestyle shows. One such collaboration is with Producer April Simpson on the upcoming food show titled Fork U. As a veteran TV producer and feature reporter, for more than a decade, April has helped create, launch and produce nationally syndicated shows such as “Daytime,” “Star Watch,” and the “Reel Animals Fishing Show.”
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495
Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of August 2014. This Summer Special price is subject to limited availability, after which the price will return to the usual recommended retail price of US$995.
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German Fans Hooked on World Cup Content Managed by Calibre UK LED scalers
News: German Fans Hooked on World Cup Content Managed by Calibre UK LED scalersGermany-based rental and staging specialists CASSIOPEIA Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH supplied Calibre UK PremierViewProHD-LED image scalers in front of thousands attending packed public broadcasts in the cities of Offenburg and Achern in Baden- Württemberg, South-Western Germany.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 11 Workshops to its Stellar Lineup
Grade like a pro with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve; July workshops taught by ICA co-founder and instructor Warren Eagles
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood's blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 11 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing features among many other upgrades.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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Sandblast Productions Brings Sound to the 2014 ESPYS
At the 2014 ESPYS tonight in Los Angeles, entertainment and sports celebrities will gather to celebrate the year’s major sports achievements. Sandblast Productions provided sound design and mixing services for nearly all the videos that will be shown at the awards ceremony to commemorate the most unforgettable sports moments and athletes of 2014.
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Sound Devices Goes On Expedition With Veteran Sound Mixer David Ruddick
News: Sound Devices Goes On Expedition With Veteran Sound Mixer David Ruddick633 Production Mixer and USBPre 2 Power Through in Even the Most Challenging Conditions
As an expedition-style-documentary sound mixer, David Ruddick has worked in some of Earth’s most extreme environments. From scorching heat to blistering cold, Ruddick knows the importance of having reliable gear on location. That’s why he’s made the Sound Devices 633 Production Mixer the backbone of his compact audio rig.
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Plura Evolves Feature Set for 3G Monitors at IBC2014
Company enhances loudness monitoring, adds V-Chip decoding to versatile, software-defined monitor families – saving customers at least several thousand dollars
At the IBC2014 show in September, Plura Broadcast, a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, will integrate advanced new features within its innovative 3G monitors that boost operational value without raising costs. The new software-defined features, which cover audio loudness logging and V-Chip decoding, also further empowers quality control across broadcast and production workflows without adding complexity or increasing form factor.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
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Deluxe To Serve As The First Mastering Facility For Dolby® Vision
Deluxe Dedicates Burbank Suite to Dolby Mastering Service
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has been chosen by Dolby as the first facility offering state-of-the-art mastering for Dolby Vision.
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Orad to Showcase Powerful New Broadcast Graphics and Video Server Solutions at IBC2014
Orad's Lineup Will Include State-Of-The-Art Sports, Live Productions, MCR, Studio, MAM and Video Server Solutions
Orad will be presenting its exciting new solutions at the upcoming 2014 IBC Show (booth: 7.B27). Orad professionals will be on-site to provide attendees with informative demonstrations and presentations of its MAM, sports and video server solutions.
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MAXON Announces “WinC4D.com” Contest Web Site
Themed Challenges for Users of Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite; Winners Receive Cinema 4D Broadcast
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering, has announced “WinC4D.com” a new contest web site where digital artists utilizing Adobe® After Effects® CC and Cinema 4D Lite can compete in theme-related animation contests. Cinema 4D Lite is a limited version of MAXON’s award-winning 3D package bundled with Adobe Creative Cloud and After Effects CC. This live 3D pipeline inside After Effects allows users to import 3D objects and use them in 3D scenes without leaving After Effects. The regularly scheduled competitions are designed to showcase the innovative ways creative professionals can use the two programs to create compelling digital content.
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RTW Shares Latest Loudness Solutions At The 2014 IBC Show
News: RTW Shares Latest Loudness Solutions At The 2014 IBC ShowMasterclass PlugIns Loudness Tools Software and TM3-Primus Make Their IBC Debut
RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, will bring its latest crop of loudness metering solutions to IBC 2014 (Hall 8, Stand D92). Launched earlier this year, RTW’s Masterclass PlugIns Loudness Tools software and TM3-Primus will be on display for IBC attendees for the first time. In addition, executives will be on hand to discuss the company’s new software, smart and premium product categories as well as additional solutions that RTW is planning to reveal during the show.
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Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Salutes 2014 Emmy Nominees
News: Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Salutes 2014 Emmy NomineesNew York facility provides post services for nominees “True Detective,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Vice,” “Years of Living Dangerously” and “67th Tony Awards.”
Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, provides post production services to five television programs nominated for 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards,"True Detective" (HBO), "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Vice" (HBO), "Years of Living Dangerously" (Showtime) and "The 67th Annual Tony Awards" (CBS).
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Christian Calderon Joins Band Pro’s Burbank Sales Team
Christian Calderon has joined the Sales Team of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. at their Burbank, CA headquarters.
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HēLō Signs Oscar-Nominated Director Jim Sheridan
News: HēLō Signs Oscar-Nominated Director Jim SheridanVenice, CA/NYC-based production hub HēLō has signed Irish director/writer/producer Jim Sheridan. Coming to HēLō from Moxie Pictures, the six-time Oscar nominated director has helmed numerous award-winning features, including "My Left Foot, In America and The Boxer." He has also directed spots for the likes of Cheerios, MasterCard and Weight Watchers, collaborating with such top agencies as Saatchi & Saatchi, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and McCann Erickson. In addition to being on the HēLō roster, he will also leverage his extensive creative and industry contacts to serve as a strategic consultant to help the company attract and retain top-notch talent across the directorial and experiential spectrum.
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) LTD. Celebrates Its 60Th Anniversary With Range Of Film And Production Camera Support Solutions At IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) LTD. Celebrates Its 60Th Anniversary With Range Of Film And Production Camera Support Solutions At IBC 2014Leading Camera Support Company Introduces Cineline 70 Fluid Head to European Market
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm as it prepares for the European leg of its 60th anniversary celebration at IBC 2014 (Hall 11, Stand 11.D30). Continuing its professional progression in supplying the film and television industries with revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads, the Australia-based camera support solutions company will introduce its new Cineline 70 Fluid Head to the European market at the show.
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DoD Extends JITC Certification to Include PESA Video Distribution System (VDS) Product Upgrades
PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video distribution solutions, today announced the U.S. Department of Defense has approved upgrades to its Video Distribution System (VDS), which includes several products in its Cheetah large-scale digital router product line. After initially receiving certification in January 2013, the company submitted a number of software and firmware updates for evaluation and testing.
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Latest Version Of Digital Nirvana’s Powerful Broadcast Monitoring System Now Available
News: Latest Version Of Digital Nirvana’s Powerful Broadcast Monitoring System Now AvailableSmartSearch, SmartAlerts, Variable Speed Playback, and Intuitive GUI Set it Apart from Other Monitoring Systems
Digital Nirvana announces shipment of Monitor IQ 4.0, the latest version of its broadcast monitoring software. Monitor IQ is an in-house logging and compliance monitoring solution for traditional broadcasting media. Version 4.0 made its debut at the NAB convention this past April in Las Vegas. It is available for download and will ship on new units as of July 15, 2014.
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Starz Offers Free Sampling of Series Premiere Episode of “Outlander” on TV and Online Beginning August 2
“Outlander” Split Season Airs First Eight Episodes Through September 27 with Second Eight-Episode Half-Season Returning in Early 2015
Millions of “Outlander” fans…your time has nearly come. Starz announced today details of an early opportunity to enjoy the first full episode of the new STARZ Original Series, “Outlander,” beginning August 2. One of the most widely-anticipated STARZ Original series, “Outlander” is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”). Free sampling of the series premiere episode will be available with multiple television and online platforms nationwide leading up to the worldwide series premiere on August 9.
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Larry Jordan & Associates Launches Focused Education Program with Special Pricing and Services for Universities, Film Schools, Students
Renowned FCPX and Adobe Premiere Pro Trainer to Bring Professional Caliber Editing, Post Production Training to Students
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. announced today that they have launched a new educational initiative designed to make it easier for schools and students to invest in, and embrace professional-caliber post production training skills with industry-renowned expert trainer, Larry Jordan. With this announcement, Larry Jordan & Associates is launching a new educators pricing program for universities, schools and students that include special discounts on industry-leading training on popular post productions applications, including Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as additional educational support materials.
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4K Boom Drives Pablo Rio Sales in Japan
Japanese Post Production Houses Choose Quantel For Efficient High Resolution Workflows
With 4K rapidly gaining hold as the medium of choice in Japan for movies, high quality TV programs and large screen public displays, post houses have turned to Quantel and Pablo Rio to handle 4K post production.
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Summer’s Most Anticipated Films Graded with DaVinci Resolve
News: Summer’s Most Anticipated Films Graded with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used to grade some of the summer’s most anticipated films. Post houses around the globe rely on DaVinci Resolve to help them deliver outstanding results, including Company 3 and Color Collective.
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Getting Crowds Closer to the Action of 'Le Tour de France'
News: Getting Crowds Closer to the Action of 'Le Tour de France'Calibre LEDView Scalers Power Big Screens for Yorkshire's fabulous 'Grand Depart'
While more than 5 million fans lined the roads of Yorkshire for the opening weekend of the 2014 Tour de France, relatively few got close to the action itself. For those who could not, help was at hand in the form of large LED screens powered by LEDView image-scaling technology from Calibre UK.
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TMD Adds More Partners, Providing More Choices at IBC 2014
TransMedia Dynamics, (TMD) a global leader in the design and implementation of media and collection management solutions continues to expand the capabilities of Mediaflex by integration with leading industry vendors, providing additional partnerships throughout the entire MAM workflow cycle.
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ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012
News: ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, welcomes Colorist Randy Starnes. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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DK-Technologies Steps Up The DK T7 Game At IBC 2014
News: DK-Technologies Steps Up The DK T7 Game At IBC 2014By Adding Loudness Automation to its DK T7 Audio Meter, DK-Technologies has Removed One of the Most Time Consuming Obstacles in Loudness Audio Workflow.
DK-Technologies has once again upped the functionality of its competitively priced DK T7 audio, loudness and logging meter by adding Loudness Automation, a software update that is free of charge to existing and future DK T7 users.
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Thomson Broadcast To Launch Two New Ranges of Television Transmitters at IBC 2014
“IBC 2014 is a new challenge for us with the launch of two new ranges of television transmitters to meet customers’ highest expectations in terms of compactness, energy efficiency and signal quality performances. Benefitting from industrial expertise of the group we are also launching new in-house autonomous and green energy transmission system adaptable to any environment. Sharing innovative R&D horizontal programs among the group allows us to develop cutting-edge technology solutions with regard to energy conversion, radio frequency or telecommunications, meeting off-grid sites issues or environmental constraints.”
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2wcom to Introduce Five New Products at IBC 2014
“With the introduction of five new 2wcom products, IBC 2014 is a major milestone for us. We have standard-setting new solutions for audio-over-IP contribution/distribution, FM-to-IP (cable headheand) provision, multi-role FM reception, and SFN operation, together with a new future-proof hardware platform – plenty to interest a wide range of audio professionals.” — Werner Drews, Managing Director of 2wcom
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"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Scores Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Main Title Design
News: "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"  Scores Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Main Title DesignBig Block Design Group/BBDG Team Is Recognized for Epic Cosmos Show Open
The creative team at Big Block Design Group/BBDG were recognized for their main title design for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Main Title Design.
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MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"
News: MASTERSFX Pioneers "Digital Makeup Effects" Technologies with Season Four of "Falling Skies"Award-winning character effects company MASTERSFX unveiled its “dMFX” (“Digital MakeUp”) Division in conjunction with Season Four of the hit Amblin Television/TNT series "Falling Skies,” which premiered in late June. Todd Masters, President/Founder/Chief Monster Maker for the company made the announcement.
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Crystal Vision Brings Squeeze Back, MADI and Control Products To IBC 2014 (Stand 2.B11)
On Stand 2.B11 at IBC 2014 Crystal Vision will be presenting a unique keying solution, its first product for MADI audio and a choice of new control options to satisfy all preferences. LKEY-SQZ is a new type of keyer from Crystal Vision, providing a dedicated and exceptionally smooth squeeze back functionality. The MADDA105 distribution amplifier makes it easy to send many audio channels to multiple places, with five MADI outputs. Finally, Crystal Vision has transformed the way its products are controlled, with the launch of the VisionWeb web browser software for operators who like PC control and the VisionPanel hardware control panel for those who prefer physical buttons.
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Suburban Community Channels Serves Local Viewers with Tightrope Media Systems
News: Suburban Community Channels Serves Local Viewers with Tightrope Media SystemsNew Master Control Center, Production Truck Benefit From Multichannel Scheduling And Playout, Slo-Mo Instant Sports Replay
Many Community TV broadcasters across the United States rely on Tightrope Media Systems to simplify multichannel scheduling and playout, but one Minneapolis-area broadcaster is leveraging the full Tightrope portfolio to establish meaningful community connections beyond master control.
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Dwarf Labs Launches Dwarf Academy With Ex-Pixar Artist At Helm
In September, Dwarf Labs will establish Dwarf Academy with Minhyung Lee, ex-Pixar and PDI/DreamWorks, as Head of Training. The Goal is to Keep the Studio’s Professionals on their Toes, and to Develop the Next Generation of Recruits.
Dwarf Academy: An Innovative Training Department: At Dwarf Labs, our strongest assets are at once our proprietary lighting and rendering solutions, and the skill of the teams creating and using them. The world’s best sports clubs invest heavily into their training strategies and we’re launching the Academy for the same reasons - to hone skills and develop fresh talent in a long-term investment into the growth of the studio.
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ARRI CSC expands to Atlanta
ARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the Unites States is pleased to announce the strategic expansion of its network with the opening of a camera rental facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The new operation, conveniently located for both studio and location productions, is open for business and will be fully operational from late summer 2014.
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UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie Industry
News: UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie IndustryGeomerics, an ARM® company, has won backing from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to bring its real-time graphics rendering techniques from the gaming world to the big screen. The award, worth £1million, will enable Geomerics and its partners to take a revolutionary step for filmmakers, allowing instant rendering of complex animation sequences, saving cost and production time.
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JVC Promo Offers Three-Year Extended Warranty On Select ProHD Cameras
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., is offering a free three-year extended warranty on parts and labor for a select group of ProHD cameras, including some new 800 Series shoulder-mount models, as well as the SR-HD2500US professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and select studio components.
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Eyeheight Video Keyer Delivers the Action at Wimbledon 2014
An Eyeheight DK-2 multi-rate linear downstream keyer delivered the excitement of the 2014 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships to television viewers around the world. The keyer was chosen by one of Britain's largest outside-broadcast service providers. It was deployed to add contestant identifier overlays which were faded in and out over the live action using a Eyeheight VP-10 video T-bar module. The event was held at its traditional venue, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in south west London, from June 23 to July 6. Andy Murray of Great Britain was the defending champion in men's singles but lost to Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals.
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CTV Chooses Leader LV 7770 Multi-SDI Rasterizers for New OB 11 Outside Broadcast Truck
News: CTV Chooses Leader LV 7770 Multi-SDI Rasterizers for New OB 11 Outside Broadcast TruckAttached Image Shows Main Engineering Area of CTV OB11 with Control Panels of Seven Leader LV 7770 Rasterizing Multi-SDI Signal Test Instruments Adjacent to Base of Monitor Wall.
CTV Outside Broadcasts has chosen eight Leader LV 7770 rasterizing multi-SDI signal monitors for its new OB 11 truck. The rasterizers were supplied by Leader's UK reseller, Thameside TV, which is based in Shepperton.
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BBC Northern Ireland Upgrades To Dalet Radio Suite
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions software and services for content producers, announced today that BBC Northern Ireland has extended its long-term relationship with Dalet by upgrading the production, playout and distribution capability of its radio operation to Dalet Radio Suite. The new solution is in daily use by more than 200 users at the nation's production hubs in Belfast and Londonderry.
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AKA NYC Helps to Propel ALL THE WAY to a Box Office Record
News: AKA NYC Helps to Propel ALL THE WAY to a Box Office RecordEntertainment marketing agency trades off Bryan Cranston’s “Breaking Bad” star power in its campaign for the Tony Award®-winning drama.
The Broadway production of ALL THE WAY (produced by Jeffrey Richards, Louise Gund and Jerry Frankel) wrapped up its run at the Neil Simon Theatre on June 29th in spectacular fashion, playing to standing room only audiences and grossing over $1.6 million in ticket sales in its last week alone, an all-time record for a straight play. The packed houses served as a fitting crescendo for the show—which earlier won Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Bryan Cranston)—and for AKA NYC the entertainment marketing firm behind its innovative advertising and marketing campaign.
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Video Devices PIX 260I Streamlines Multi-Campus Workflow for Bethlehem Baptist Church
News: Video Devices PIX 260I Streamlines Multi-Campus Workflow for Bethlehem Baptist ChurchWhen Bethlehem Baptist Church was looking for a reliable video/audio solution for recording and playback of weekly services among the house of worship’s multiple campuses, it turned to the PIX 260i Production Video Recorder from Video Devices, a new brand of Sound Devices that is dedicated to the company’s mission critical video products. The church utilizes five PIX 260i’s to ensure the highest quality video and audio when rebroadcasting sermons to the campuses.
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Blackmagic Design to Hold Live Seminars in Los Angeles and New York City
News: Blackmagic Design to Hold Live Seminars in Los Angeles and New York CityBlackmagic Design today announced it will host live seminars on July 24 in Los Angeles and August 13 in New York City, featuring hands on demonstrations of the company’s newly announced NAB 2014 products, including the new Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Studio Camera product lines.
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Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" Program
News: Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" ProgramCogswell College, one of the world’s leading institutions offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Arts, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship, has launched a brand new program entitled “The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience.” Now available to entrepreneurs and students on a global scale, Cogswell’s Silicon Valley Immersion Experience program just hosted its first group of participants – a team of entrepreneurs from Turkey. The announcement was made by Dr. Deborah Snyder, president and Chief Academic Officer, Cogswell College.
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DIVE’s New York Studio; Delivers Visual Effects for HBO’s New Drama Series “The Leftovers”
News: DIVE’s New York Studio; Delivers Visual Effects for HBO’s New Drama Series “The Leftovers”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, is the exclusive VFX vendor working on all 10 episodes of the new, drama series “The Leftovers” on HBO. The company’s creative contributions include: set extension, character animation, seasonal modifications, weapons enhancement, digital make-up, 3D Effects work, and more. The series made its network premiere on Sunday, June 29th.
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Electric Pictures Restores Rare Motorcycle Media for Pipeline Digital Media’s “PENTON: The John Penton Story”
News: Electric Pictures Restores Rare Motorcycle Media for Pipeline Digital Media’s “PENTON: The John Penton Story”Orange County Post Specialist in Telecine Transfers
Electric Pictures recently provided telecine and film restoration services for "PENTON:The John Penton Story," a feature-length documentary about the American icon and motorcycling pioneer who revolutionized the motorcycle industry in the 1960s and ‘70s. The company transferred and restored dozens of hours of Super 8mm and 16mm film including rare racing and test footage, interviews and home movies, dating back more than 50 years.
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Curt Pair Puts Manios Digital & Film’s MD7 to the Test
News: Curt Pair Puts Manios Digital & Film’s MD7 to the TestVeteran Director of Photography Employs the New Low-Cost, High Resolution Monitor on Projects for the Golf Channel and Ford.
Manios Digital & Film’s Manios MD7 is a lightweight, 7-inch LED 1080p field monitor that combines an economical price—List is $440—with a feature set comparable to, and in some cases exceeding, monitors costing several times more. Introduced at NAB 2014, the device attracted considerable attention from users of DSLRs and other small cameras, and earned a spot in many “Best of…” lists from the show.
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Bexel Scores with FIFA World Cup Games
With almost a third of the world’s population predicted to tune in to watch one or more of the FIFA World Cup soccer matches, the tournament has become one of the biggest international broadcasts of all time. So when the English speaking U.S. broadcast rights holder wanted to build temporary studio production facilities in Rio de Janeiro, they turned to Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions.
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Juniper Jones Reveals "Better Websites For All" With New Squarespace Commercial
News: Juniper Jones Reveals "Better Websites For All" With New Squarespace CommercialCreative production studio Juniper Jones recently crafted a new commercial for Squarespace, a software service-based Content Management System (CMS), which provides creative tools that power the future of the web, from mobile and e-commerce experiences to website design and online publishing. Celebrating the diversity of Squarespace’s clientele, the 30-second spot builds on the company's “Better Websites For All” campaign. The spot debuted last week and will air nationally on broadcast and web.
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