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Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show Company
News: Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show CompanyAward Winning Director Joins the TPSC roster.
Joe Schaak, a director known for his comedy and dialogue commercial work, has signed for exclusive representation with integrated production house The Traveling Picture Show Company.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for Draft Day
LOOK Effects is proud to announce that they produced the visual effects for Draft Day, which opened last Friday, April 11th.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
News: "Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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Cap Gun Collective Signs "Teachers" Web Series Co-Creator and Director Matt Miller to Commercial Roster
News: Cap Gun Collective Signs "Teachers" Web Series Co-Creator and Director Matt Miller to Commercial RosterFollowing the recent announcement that their original web series "Teachers" has been ordered to pilot by TV Land, the principals of the award-winning international commercial production company Cap Gun Collective (http://capguncollective.com) are very proud to announce the signing of the series' co-creator and director Matt Miller to their roster for U.S. representation. The appointment is effective immediately, and was announced by Cap Gun's executive producer Matt Abramson.
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Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Motion
News: Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and MotionYanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. The plugin provides comprehensive interface to produce a large palette of Motion Graphics including networks, diagrams, particles, points or text clouds and more.
Yanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin for FCP, Premiere Pro, AE and Motion that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. Yanobox Nodes takes its inspiration from data visualizations and networks. Diagrams of nodes and complex networks visualizations are becoming very popular in motion graphics because of their underlying beauty.
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Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure Gold
News: Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure GoldVHI recently called upon Galaxy 61 to create a show intro for the new 2014 season of ’The Fabulous Life,’ the hit series that reveals the extravagant places, possessions and pastimes of pop-culture’s most famous celebrities. The Brooklyn-based animation and visual effect boutique created a lavish intro that personifies the opulent lifestyle with a series of iconic objects formed out of cascading simulated liquid gold.
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Clear-Com Presents Usitt Stage Management Award To Carnegie Mellon University Student
News: Clear-Com Presents Usitt Stage Management Award To Carnegie Mellon University StudentContinued Sponsorship highlights Company’s Commitment to the Live Sound/Theater Industry
Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, continues to demonstrate its dedication to the live sound industry through its ongoing support of the United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT), and Young Designers & Technicians (YD&T) Awards. This year, as the sponsor of the organization’s Stage Management Award, Clear-Com and USITT honored Carnegie Mellon University senior, Aaron Jacob (A.J.) Cook, for his excellence in stage management and dedication to the performing arts. The award is part of USITT’s annual Conference and Stage Expo, which attracts roughly 4,000 design and production technology professionals each year.
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2014 Crystal Radio Awards Announced
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today the 10 winners for the 27th Annual Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. The 2014 NAB Crystal Radio Award recipients listed below were chosen among 50 finalists who were honored at today's NAB Show Radio Luncheon.
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HDBaseT Alliance Will Demo Primeview’s New Super Narrow Gap Video Wall Solution at NAB Show 2014
Primeview’s New Display Features a Nearly Invisible Bezel and HDBaseT Technology Integration
The HDBaseT Alliance booth at the 2014 NAB show will feature the first-ever public demonstration of Primeview’s newest HDBaseT-enabled Super Narrow Gap 55” LED LCD video wall solution. The Primeview engineering team has managed to reduce the bezel gap by 40 percent, making it the industry’s thinnest display bezel at a nearly seamless 3.6 mm. This unique design and HDBaseT integration make it ideal for video walls in broadcast control rooms and studios. NAB Show attendees can see a demonstration of a 2x2 video wall at the Alliance’s booth (booth# SU11914).
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HDBaseT Alliance at NAB 2014: Christie Joins the Alliance, Unveils New HDBaseT-enabled Projectors
The HDBaseT Alliance and Christie, at the annual NAB Show announce Christie has joined HDBaseT Alliance and integrated the technology into its Q series projectors. NAB attendees will be able to see a sample of the new Christie HDBaseT projectors at the Alliance booth (#SU 11914).
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VITEC Unveils New End-to-End 4K IPTV Solution for Enterprise TV and Sports Venues
4k Ultra HD Streaming presented as part of Sony 4K Vision Presenter Technology Demonstration at NAB
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video streaming solutions, today announced it has partnered with Sony to show a live demonstration of their new End-to-End 4K IPTV solution for real-time, multicast distribution of Ultra HD video.
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Anvato Wins Streaming Media Best of NAB 2014 Award
Anvato, the integrated TV Everywhere platform provider for broadcasters, was honored as the winner of the Best of NAB 2014 Award, presented by Streaming Media magazine.
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Matrox at Streaming Media East 2014 — Product Preview
Video Streaming and Recording Appliance and Live Production Streaming Systems to Be Featured
At Streaming Media East 2014 (New York City, May 13-14, Booth 317), Matrox® Video will showcase Matrox Monarch HD™ video streaming and recording appliances and Matrox VS4™-based live production streaming systems for use with Telestream® Wirecast® or StudioCoast vMix software. In addition, Matrox MicroQuad™ multiviewers will be demonstrated.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4DThinkbox Software today launched Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D, which is compatible with R14 and R15 running on OSX and Windows operating systems. Also available for Autodesk® Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Krakatoa provides a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles.
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The TV Event of the Summer: After 25 Years and All 70 Poirot Adaptations, David Suchet's Iconic Portrayal Comes to End
Agatha Christie's Poirot Series Finale Only on Acorn TV - The Premier British TV Streaming Service will Exclusively Debut The Final Three Mysteries, Including "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case"
With the summer 2014 premiere of the final episodes, David Suchet will have completed the unsurpassed feat of portraying Agatha Christie's beloved detective Hercule Poirot in all 70 Poirot stories. For the last 25 years, David Suchet has been synonymous with the brilliant Belgian detective and recently received Royal Television Society's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on Poirot. RLJ Entertainment (Nasdaq:RLJE) is excited to announce the exclusive premiere of Agatha Christie's Poirot's final three feature-length mysteries, including "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case," on Acorn TV, the first streaming service focused on the best of British TV in North America.
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Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa Monica
News: Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa MonicaFormerly Known as 1.1 VFX, the Expanding Visual Effects and Post Boutique has Found a New Home at Bully Pictures.
Creative directors Danny Yoon and Duy Nguyen, and executive producer Mike Pryor have renamed their boutique visual effects and post production company and moved it into new digs in Santa Monica. Formerly known as 1.1 VFX, the company will now operate as Mr. Wolf and work out of new headquarters located within the offices of commercial production company Bully Pictures. The new space includes a bevy of resources for visual effects, compositing, editorial finishing and digital color correction, as well as room for further expansion.
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Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities
Combined Technologies Facilitate Quick and Easy File Transfer for Customers
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, A Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis’ MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis’ technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
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MochaImport+ for NUKE Bridges Complex VFX Pipelines
New VFX Utility Provides Tight Integration Between NUKE’s Node-Based Workflow and Mocha Pro, Connecting High-End 3D and Stereo Compositing with Groundbreaking Planar Tracking
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and mamoworld, innovative developer of motion graphics and VFX software, today announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The newest VFX utility application to come out of the long-standing partnership between Imagineer Systems and mamoworld, MochaImport+ for NUKE bridges data flow between NUKE and mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work seamlessly on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.
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Oklahoma Filmmaker Wins MōVI M5 Stabilizer in Shutterstock Drawing
News: Oklahoma Filmmaker Wins MōVI M5 Stabilizer in Shutterstock DrawingAdam Smith, co-owner of Duncan, Oklahoma based video production company Smith Pixels, was the big winner at the Shutterstock-hosted Wednesday afternoon drawing at NAB 2014. Shutterstock, a fast growing stock footage company, gave a series of in-booth seminars at its exhibit in the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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SMPTE® Extends Access to Society Resources With Launch of Mobile App
Free App Provides Direct Access to SMPTE's Membership, Education, and Standards Resources on Smart Devices
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 the release of its new mobile application for use with iOS, Android, and Web-based operating systems.
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World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction Festival
News: World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction FestivalSpecial effects legend Douglas Trumbull Presents Premiere of "UFOTOG" at Cinerama, Along With Dozens Of Science Fiction Classics And Attendance Of Celebrity Guests
Paul G. Allen's iconic Seattle Cinerama Theater announces its second annual Science Fiction Festival, running from May 1-12, with 12 days of special programming. The festival will be highlighted by the world premiere of Douglas Trumbull's short film, "UFOTOG," along with screening of over three dozen of the genre's most beloved movies and celebrity appearances by Jonathan Frakes, Tom Skerritt, and Sam J. Jones.
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NAB News: Manios Digital & Film to Debut New and Upgraded Camera Stabilization Systems from Orbiter
News: NAB News:  Manios Digital & Film to Debut New and Upgraded Camera Stabilization Systems from OrbiterThe Orbiter 270 3.0 Stadium Allows Camera Operators to Work in Tight Spaces in Sports Venues Without Obstructing Spectator Sightlines; Sharpshooter Captures Rocket Launches and Other Aerial Action.
Manios Digital & Film, one of the country’s leading distributors of high quality products for professional filmmakers, video producers and newsgathering organizations, will showcase a variety of groundbreaking camera stabilization systems from German manufacturer Orbiter at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas. Among them will be the Orbiter 270 3.0 Stadium, a compact camera seat designed for sports stadiums and similar venues, and Orbiter 500 3.0 Spaceshooter, a new, modular, mobile camera seat designed for capturing rocket launches and other events requiring rock solid stabilization and high-speed tracking.
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Sound Devices Introduces The ‘970’ its First Dedicated Rack-Mounted Audio Solution at The 2014 NAB SHOW
64-Track Dante and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Recorder Makes Industry Debut
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces 970, its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording, including drama and reality production, and live concert recording.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders With Introduction Of PIX 270i and PIX 250i AT NAB 2014
New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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Tool Welcomes Christopher Neff to the Team as Executive Producer, Digital
News: Tool Welcomes Christopher Neff to the Team as Executive Producer, DigitalTool is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning Executive Producer Christopher Neff to their Digital team.
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Matrox Video Wall Controller Boards Chosen as Finalist for 2014 Install Awards
Matrox Mura MPX Series Powers 54-Monitor Video Wall Installed by ALMOE AV Systems at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai
Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced that the Matrox Mura™ MPX Series of capture and display boards has been shortlisted for a Star Product Award in the Public Display/Retail category of the 2014 InstallAwards. Mura MPX Series was chosen as a finalist based on its key role in the overall system design of an immense 54-monitor digital signage wall in the Mall of the Emirates atrium that was installed by ALMOE AV Systems. The wall displays dynamic digital signage content aimed at the 33-million-plus shoppers visiting one of the largest shopping centers in the Middle East every year.
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Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014
News: Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is showcasing an improved F8 LED Fresnel at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C5346), which runs through April 10 in Las Vegas, Nev. Introduced last year, the reengineered lighting instrument still delivers close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel and collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport, but a number of refinements deliver improved performance for field and studio applications.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at The 2014 NAB Show
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at The 2014 NAB ShowLeading Camera Support Company Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Giveaway
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, hosted a charitable raffle event for the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520) as part of the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations. The Australian-owned camera support equipment company toasted its success with champagne, and esteemed British filmmaker Philip Bloom announced Mighty Chuchaisri as the winner of its exclusive giveaway!
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For Canadian Actor/Producer/Writer Corey Large, The Drug Drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 Is Just the First of Many Feature Films for One of The Busiest Movie Producers In North America This Year
News: For Canadian Actor/Producer/Writer Corey Large, The Drug Drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 Is Just the First of Many Feature Films for One of The Busiest Movie Producers In North America This YearProduction in the Works with Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis, Pierce Bronson, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Mila Kunis and Liam Neeson
Meet actor, writer and producer Corey Large, who’s emerging as one of the most sough-after producers in Hollywood and Canada – with nearly 15 projects slated for release in 2014/15. Born in Victoria, this B.C. boy who has been under the radar is now flying high working with a dream team of A-listers . We’re talking the likes of Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, John Cusack, Pierce Brosnan, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, and the list goes on!
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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Introduce New 64-bit Restoration Software DRS™Nova
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Introduce New 64-bit Restoration Software DRS™NovaSuccessor to MTI Film’s industry Standard Correct DRS™ Software, The New Product Represents The Next Step Forward In Digital Restoration.
At NAB 2014, MTI Film will introduce DRS™Nova, a new digital restoration software that is the successor to Correct DRS™, which has served as the industry’s standard for digital film restoration for more than 20 years. DRS™Nova represents a new milestone in digital film restoration, combining native 64-bit processing, resolution independence and a file-based architecture to deliver a leap forward in performance, flexibility and power.
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TMD Brings Physical Assets Into The Digital World
New Modular Software Boosts Productivity and Security for Those Migrating From Physical to Digital, and for Audiovisual Libraries Seeking to Best Preserve Original Assets
Booth N3425 – TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has added yet more functionality to the Library module of its Mediaflex asset management system. The new software version will be of particular interest to those who still retain physical assets, either because they are migrating large legacy archives, or because they need to keep the originals for their historical and cultural value.
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FUJIFILM's New Cabrio Offers Zoom Ratio Of 12X To Cover 25MM Wide Angle To 300MM At Telephoto
News: FUJIFILM's New Cabrio Offers Zoom Ratio Of 12X To Cover 25MM Wide Angle To 300MM At TelephotoThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will announce the latest addition to its popular series of cine zooms – the Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio [ZK12x25] at the annual NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, starting on April 7th.. The company will exhibit in NAB Booth #C7025.
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Sound Devices Introduces The ‘970’ Its First Dedicated Rack-Mounted Audio Solution at The 2014 NAB Show
64-Track Dante and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Recorder Makes Industry Debut
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces 970, its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording, including drama and reality production, and live concert recording.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014
News: Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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RTW Introduces TM3-Primus Touchmonitor
News: RTW Introduces TM3-Primus TouchmonitorUltra-Compact Meter Enables Extensive Loudness and Audio Metering Capabilities for a Variety of Applications and Budgets
RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to introduce at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C1246), the new TM3-Primus, a highly compact and innovative addition to the company’s TouchMonitor range of audio meters. This latest model from the award-winning TouchMonitor series provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments.
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Unas Media Productions Expands Live Multiscreen Streaming Operations with Digital Rapids StreamZ Live 4000EX Encoders
News: Unas Media Productions Expands Live Multiscreen Streaming Operations with Digital Rapids StreamZ Live 4000EX EncodersAustria-based Unas Media Productions has expanded their streaming operations with the purchase of eight dual-channel StreamZ Live 4000EX multiscreen encoders, transform premium content including high-profile, live sporting events into multiple output formats for global distribution on a variety of online and mobile platforms, The new StreamZ Live 4000EX builds on Digital Rapids' proven flexibility, quality and reliability with enhanced performance, fault tolerance and control capabilities
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- announced today that Unas Media Productions, the Austria-based video production company within Sportsman Media Holding, has expanded their streaming operations with the purchase of eight dual-channel StreamZ Live 4000EX multiscreen encoders.
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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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ATEME Unveils Advancements in Support of HEVC Video Compression at NAB 2014
Company Leads the Industry in Developing High Performance, HEVC-Ready Hardware and Software Solutions
National Association of Broadcasters, South Hall, Upper, Booth #SU7102 – ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression for the broadcast industry, today announced key enhancements to its TITAN Live video processing solution.
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Dalet Adds More Functionality to Its Adobe Premiere Pro CC-Dalet MAM Integration
New Dalet Xtend Update Features Enhanced Adobe Project Sharing, Individual Sequence Saving and Proxy Editing, Plus Advanced Metadata Handling and Genealogy Tracking
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, unveiled a new release of its Dalet Xtend module for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC at NAB 2014 (booth SL2725). Deployed at several Dalet/Adobe customer sites, Dalet Xtend for Adobe lets Adobe Premiere Pro CC editors connect directly to the Dalet MAM platform.
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Sennheiser Updates Customers on Pending Spectrum Reallocation While Encourages Microphone Owners to Support of its Petition to FCC
Company Predicts Wireless Microphone Operation in the 600 MHz Range Will Remain Status Quo Through 2016
Audio specialist Sennheiser, which continues to file comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in light of the pending spectrum auction scheduled to take place in 2015, has launched a website to keep its customers informed on recent developments concerning the future of wireless microphones and the UHF spectrum. The website (http://sennheiser.com/spectrum) also contains a sample support letter that microphone owners can download and use to express their own views to the FCC concerning equipment replacement costs they will incur as a result of spectrum reallocation.
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Italian Micro Budget Film Using RED EPIC® Camera Technology & FCP X to Screen at NAB 2014 Today at 5PM
News: Italian Micro Budget Film Using RED EPIC® Camera Technology & FCP X to Screen at NAB 2014 Today at 5PM"LIGHT & SILVER : The Photographic Life of George Tatge" by Creative COW Contributing Editor David Battistella selected as part of the NAB Show StudioXperience!
Digital technology has opened up a multitude of new possibilities for cinema. Filmmaker David Battistella uses the same camera as many blockbuster Hollywood features have to capture an intimate personal portrait of an artist. George Tatge's photographic and artistic process has been elegantly and patiently captured on the most sophisticated digital camera in the world, the RED EPIC®. A true example of 4K independent production, Battistella relates in regard to the final quality of his work, "I am so happy the world is the way it is these days. I filmed, edited and created a [studio] quality release print, right from my desktop."
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Neumann Launches Digital Version of its KH 120 Nearfield Studio Monitor
News: Neumann Launches Digital Version of its KH 120 Nearfield Studio MonitorEnhanced Version of KH 120 Features Digital Inputs, Time Delay Compensation
Premium audio brand Neumann announced the launch of its first digital studio monitor: the KH 120 D. Based on the KH 120 A small format studio monitor launched in 2010, the KH 120 D sets a new standard of sonic quality and price-performance ratio in the compact nearfield monitor segment. The KH 120 D will be on display at the Neumann booth at the 2014 NAB Show [booth C3217] and will be shipping this summer.
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Digital Vision's Bifrost Archive Bridge Provides Streamlined Workflow for Film Preservation
Unique Solution Provides A Cost-Effective And Efficient Workflow Through Automation
At NAB 2014 Digital Vision will present Bifrost Archive Bridge, a unique solution that enables archive owners to preserve and restore their precious assets by creating high quality digital media through streamlining processes and automation. Bifrost workflow presentations will be available by prior appointment during NAB 2014, at Digital Vision's suite at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to the LVCC.
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DAS Unveils Initial Lineup of Experts and Case Studies from Real World Digital Asset Projects
Multi-Industry Experts Look at the Lifecycle of Assets from Production Through Rights Management
AMIA has announced the preliminary lineup for its popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA.
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Appear TV’s XC5000 Series Platform Selected for Telecable’s Downlink Upgrade
Appear TV (NAB Booth SU6117), a leading global provider of next-generation headends for broadcast and IP television, is pleased to announce that leading Mexican telecom operator Telecable has selected the XC Series Modular Platform to upgrade its satellite downlink and transcoding capabilities. Owned by Grupo Hevi, Telecable is one of the largest telecom operators in Mexico, and one of the most important multi-system operators (MSO). With 40 years of experience in the market, Telecable is currently present in more than 10 states, generates more than 2,000 direct jobs, and provides customer service in its more than 100 branches to its approximately 600,000 subscribers, who can enjoy cable TV with services such as High Definition and Digital TV, High Speed Internet with Docsis 3.0 technology and digital telephony services throughout the country using a 8,000 miles hybrid coaxial fiber and optical fiber network.
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Colorfront Launches Express Dailies 2014 And On-Set Dailies 2014 With Transkoder
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, today introduced the latest 2014 versions of its industry-leading dailies software – Express Dailies 2014 and On-Set Dailies 2014 with the new Transkoder option. Colorfront will show both new products during NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle Lenses
News: NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle LensesFUJINON XA99x and HA14x Lenses on Board Silver to Capture All the Angles for Live Production
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced that its lenses are on board the new mobile truck, Silver, from Dome Productions, a leading production facility provider based in Toronto. The truck is currently showcased at the NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, which began on Monday of this week.
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Panasonic Debuts 98” And 84” Professional 4K LED Displays at National Association Of Broadcasters Show
Durable, Reliable Ultra HD LQ70 Series Displays Join Additional New Panasonic AV Solutions at NAB Booth C3607
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leader in delivering technology solutions for government, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced two new large-format 4K LED displays along with other new professional AV technologies at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.
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Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities
Combined Technologies Facilitate Quick and Easy File Transfer for Customers
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis’ MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis’ technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
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Grass Valley Partners with deltatre to Demonstrate Multiplatform Live Sports Production Distribution
Partnership Offers Easy And Simplified Delivery Of Content To Digital Media Platforms
At NAB 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, with sports media and technology firm deltatre, will showcase a combined live sports production solution with Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS Digital Media Platform (DMP) and deltatre’s Diva integrated video application. This partnership will provide broadcasters with a comprehensive, tightly integrated workflow that simplifies digital publishing to make content delivery to multiple digital media platforms more accessible and easier to deploy—lowering operational costs and maximizing new business opportunities.
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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5Latest Version of MTI Film’s All-In-One Dailies Solution Includes The CORTEX Manifest, a New Way to Maintain Media and Metadata Coherence From Set Through Post.
MTI Film will debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5, the latest version of its groundbreaking all-in-one dailies solution at NAB 2014. The new software includes a variety of upgrades designed to make it faster and easier to copy, color, sync and transcode camera files on-set, near-set and in post-production facilities. It also includes the CORTEX Manifest, a new and innovative tool for managing media and metadata from the set through delivery.
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RED Relies On Nipros Camera Systems For NAB Demos
News: RED Relies On Nipros Camera Systems For NAB DemosNAB BOOTH #N314: Seeking a high performance camera system to support NAB demos of their 4K/HD EPIC DRAGON Cinema Camera, RED Digital Cinema engineers reached out to Samaserve CTO Sal Sandoval for details on the Nipros LS-750GT and LS 750 camera-mounted fiber adapter systems. The demos, scheduled throughout the 4-day NAB Show, will find the DRAGON providing a live 4K feed produced at the Vizrt booth (#SL2419)’s “Virtual Studio” set that will be sent to the Snell booth (#N1820), located in separate halls, via fiber-optic cabling for viewing and live switching.
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Dalet Releases New Application Programming Interface
More Versatile and Powerful, Dalet API2 Takes Third-Party Integration with Dalet Galaxy Enterprise MAM Platform a Step Further
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, announced today the release of its second generation application programming interface – API2. Featured at the upcoming NAB 2014 exhibition (booth SL2725), and an integral part of the Dalet Galaxy MAM platform, the new SOA-compliant Web Services API2 provides a high level of interoperability and straightforward integration with third-party broadcast and corporate systems and applications. API2 will simplify and empower third-party integration with new capabilities.
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camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!
News: camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!New Film-Making Tool To Create Special Effects, Motion Time-Lapse And Animation Footage
camBLOCK shows the camBLOCK Adventure - a fully featured, ultra-portable motion control camera system available to demo today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF Central microLite HD camera-back transmitters, including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
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News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"
News: News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"Synaptic VFX has just been signed as a key VFX vendor for the new FOX TV series “Hieroglyph”, and has launched a branch office in New Orleans. Synaptic is coming off the success of the first season of FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow,” providing the lion's share of the series’ visual effects as the show's primary vendor. The announcements were made today by Synaptic VFX co-founders Shant Jordan, Shahen Jordan, and Ken Gust.
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Cinemark Chooses Christie Vive Audio Cinema Solution For Cinemark’s Starcreek 16 In Allen, Texas
News: Cinemark Chooses Christie Vive Audio Cinema Solution For Cinemark’s Starcreek 16 In Allen, TexasCinemark XD: Extreme Digital Cinema Auditorium Features Powerful Combination of Auro 11.1 by Barco and Christie’s Immersive Line Array Technology
Christie®, a dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, today announced that Cinemark Theatres has installed the Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound system in its state-of-the-art "Cinemark XD: Extreme Digital Cinema" auditorium at the Cinemark StarCreek 16 in Allen, Texas. The 282-seat premium auditorium, which includes Auro 11.1 by Barco audio platform, features a huge, wall-to-wall screen and plush seating for maximum comfort; and now, Christie’s leading-edge immersive line array technology that makes every seat the best seat in the house.
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Sennheiser Supports Dante™
At NAB 2014, audio specialist Sennheiser [Booth C3217] has announced its support for the Dante™ multi-channel audio networking standard. “By joining this standard, we will be able to optimally cater to our customers in the broadcasting and live sound worlds,” explained Claus Menke, Head of Portfolio Management Pro for Sennheiser’s Professional Division. The first product to make use of the network technology will be the company’s Digital 9000 wireless microphone system. A Dante-enabled expansion card for the receiver will be launched in summer 2014.
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iZotope Nectar® Elements Now Shipping in Sony Vegas™ Pro 13
iZotope, Inc, a leading audio technology company, has again partnered with Sony Creative Software to provide Nectar Elements as part of Sony’s Vegas Pro 13 video production environment. Nectar Elements, a vocal processing plug-in, is built on an easy-to-use interface, intuitive controls, and extensive preset system for processing vocals quickly to professional results.
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Bl:nd Launches “The Last Ship” with Style and Grace
News: Bl:nd Launches “The Last Ship” with Style and GraceThe Design Studio Teams With Spotco to Produce a Hand-Drawn Film For Sting’s New Broadway Show.
"The Last Ship," a Broadway-bound musical from Sting, receives an elegant launch via a beautiful, hand-crafted commercial from design studio Bl:nd and entertainment marketing agency SpotCo. The ad tells a story, inspired by the show’s script, of fathers, sons and a red ship, through a series of impressionistic illustrations hand painted by Bl:nd’s creative team. The Last Ship makes its world premiere in Chicago this summer, followed by a Broadway run in the fall.
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DTS and Unified Streaming Expand Support for Layered Audio to Include HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions, and Unified Streaming, a provider of cross-platform video streaming technologies, collaboratively announced today an extension of their existing relationship to incorporate the DTS Layered Audio Stream Reconstruction SDK into the Unified Streaming Platform to encompass support for HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
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DTS Announces DTS-HD Immersive Audio To Be Added To DIVX Software
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that it is partnering with DivX, an innovator of digital video solutions, to integrate DTS-HD® audio encoding and decoding into the upcoming DivX® 10 software release. This collaboration introduces the first software product that enables the creation and playback of DivX video, in HEVC up to 4K, featuring DTS-HD audio on both Windows and Mac. In addition to DivX Player and DivX Converter supporting DTS-HD audio, the latest version of DivX Web Player will also support video streaming with DTS-HD audio to any web browser.
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“Longmire” Becomes the First Show to Implement MTI Film’s New Portable Dailies Solution CORTEX CarryOn
News: “Longmire” Becomes the First Show to Implement MTI Film’s New Portable Dailies Solution CORTEX CarryOnThe hit A&E series adds MTI Film’s turn-key onset dailies and media management system for a more stable and efficient workflow.
The producers of the A&E drama Longmire have selected MTI Film’s new CORTEX CarryOn as their onset media management tool for season three. The CarryOn provides on-set color, camera file offload and backup, and serves as the starting point for tracing media and metadata from the set through dailies and into post.
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Digital Vision Brings Latest Post Production, Restoration and Archive Solutions to NAB 2014
- First look at Golden Eye 4 film scanner, Bifrost Archive Bridge and latest versions of Nucoda and Phoenix -
NAB 2014, Stand SL6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel: Once again Digital Vision invites NAB visitors to its Demo Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to the LVCC, where it will present a range of products for post production, restoration, archive and broadcast.
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Fraunhofer HHI Enhances Cost-Effective Hybrid 3D Production with Trifocal Camera System
Fraunhofer HHI presents first After Effects plug-ins for generation of 3D from trifocal camera system at NAB 2014
NAB booth #C7843 - The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, a leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks, multimedia systems, image processing and 3D, today announced the first software environment leveraging Adobe After Effects plug-ins for trifocal camera systems. This improves the workflow for flexible 3D production and makes it even more cost effective, making it possible to produce 3D cinematography with only slightly more effort than is needed for 2D. At NAB 2014, Fraunhofer HHI is showcasing the plug-ins together with its trifocal camera developed in association with Walt Disney Production Technology, Burbank, and ARRI, Munich.
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HP Unveils New DreamColor Displays Offering Unmatched Color Accuracy and Affordability
New DreamColor Displays Deliver Industry Firsts, Unprecedented Color Accuracy to Maintain Leadership Position
HP today announced two new HP DreamColor Displays, once again disrupting the color-critical display market by achieving new levels of affordability and color accuracy.
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Rapidly Expanding NewTek Developer Network Adds 22 Customer Workflows
NewTek Product Ecosystem Now Includes 57 Customer Solutions In Graphics, Streaming, Automation & Controllers, Content, Asset Management & Storage
NewTek™ today announced the addition of 22 new customer workflows into the NewTek Developer Network. The rapidly growing program now offers 57 innovative and seamlessly integrated workflows for TriCaster™ and 3Play™ users, extending significant time-and cost-savings efficiencies to anyone using NewTek live production tools.
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MultiDyne® Increases Interoperability and Flexibility for Fiber Transport Applications With The Dingo™
New Platform Provides Seamless Communication Between openGear® Cards and MultiDyne Field Fiber Solutions, Streamlining Fiber Transport Operations
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced The Dingo™, a new fiber transport platform that enables interoperability between portable and fixed infrastructure equipment, bringing unprecedented flexibility to the field of fiber transport. Available in three compatible formats, The Dingo platform offers seamless communication between openGear® products and other fiber transport equipment — both in the studio or truck and in the field, streamlining fiber transport operations.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for AMC’s "TURN"
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they have produced all the visual effects for AMC’s new period drama, TURN, which aired last night, Sunday, April 6th, at 9:00 pm EST.
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Calibre UK’s FoveaHD MEMC Standards Converter Scores at World Cup
News: Calibre UK’s FoveaHD MEMC Standards Converter Scores at World Cup40 Calibre UK FoveaHD MEMC Standards Converters Will Be Used For Frame Rate Conversion of World Cup Broadcasts This Summer
Image processing specialists, Calibre UK announces that a massive installation of its FoveaHD motion estimated and motion compensated standards converter will be used for frame rate conversion of live footage for transmission to viewers in countries with 50Hz television standards throughout the highly anticipated world cup Brazil matches during Summer 2014.
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New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité Filmmakers
News: New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité FilmmakersCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of the compact Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders, building on technologies carried over from the XA25 and XA20 Professional Camcorders and offering improved performance and enhanced operability in response to industry feedback.
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Canon HDTV Lenses Chosen for Ross Mobile Productions' "Future Is Now 3" Production Vehicle and for Ross Robotics' Furio and CamBot Camera Support Systems at NAB Show 2014
Canon Long-Zoom Lens Performance and Affordability Cited as Essential to Ross Video's New "openTruck" Initiative
Ross Video, makers of production switchers, graphics/character generator systems, and remote-control camera-support technologies, have chosen HDTV lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to integrate with Ross Video products displayed at the 2014 NAB Show, April 7-10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Canon XJ76x9B and XJ60x9B long-field HD zoom lenses and HJ22x7.6B HD ENG lenses will be shown with Ross Mobile Productions' new "Future is Now 3" (FIN3) compact production vehicle, part of Ross Video's "openTruck" initiative to meet the needs of budget-conscious producers and operators. A variety of Canon ENG lenses will be shown with Ross Robotics' Furio and CamBot remote-control camera support systems, which utilize precision positional data from Canon lenses for integration with advanced virtual set and augmented reality applications.
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AJA Announces Development Partnership with Grass Valley
Grass Valley K2 Summit Adds Virtual 4K Pan and Zoom with AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced a new development partnership with Grass Valley. As part of the partnership, Grass Valley will integrate AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale™ scaling hardware into the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System and Summit 3G broadcast replay server to drive real-time pan and zoom from UltraHD/4K to HD.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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NVIDIA Showcases "4K Your Way" at NAB 2014
NVIDIA GPU Technology Powers Over 150 Solutions for Broadcasters, VFX Artists and Post-Production Pros and Supports the Most Demanding Real-time 4K Workflows
Whether HD or 4K, desktop or mobile, workstation or in the cloud, NVIDIA is demonstrating how its GPU technologies are behind almost every type of broadcast and post production workflow in booth SL 6825 at NAB 2014. NVIDIA GPUs power over 150 media and entertainment software applications, plugins and turnkey solutions, accelerating performance and providing advanced stereo capabilities and 4K support for even the most demanding workflows.
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AJA Launches LUT-box for Precise Color and Look Management
News: AJA Launches LUT-box for Precise Color and Look ManagementNew Mini-Converter enables accurate image monitoring on-set or in studio with simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs
AJA Video Systems today released LUT-box, a new Mini-Converter to allow monitors to display accurate color space and look for any SDI video signal. Easily load 3D LUTs at up to 17X17X17 points using the integrated USB connection and free MiniConfig software on either Mac or Windows. Simultaneous outputs support both HDMI and SDI monitors from a single LUT-box.
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AJA Launches FS1-X; Next Generation Frame Synch and FRC
News: AJA Launches FS1-X; Next Generation Frame Synch and FRCFrame synchronizer with new frame rate converter option bridges gaps to match up disparate video and audio formats and frame rates in compact 1RU chassis
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today released FS1-X, a compact single rack-mount frame synchronizer and converter designed to match up disparate audio and video formats in broadcast, mobile and post-production environments. Tapping AJA’s industry-leading conversion algorithms, FS1-X supports up-, down- and cross-conversion between SD and HD signals ensuring the highest quality output possible. Featuring a flexible architecture, FS1-X simultaneously works with 3G/HD/SD-SDI 10-bit video and incorporates a massive number of embedded audio, AES, MADI and analog audio channels.
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AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera
News: AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional CameraNAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. ProRes codecs are well established in many post-production environments and offer wide compatibility with editing, color correction and finishing applications. CION enables today’s growing demand for high frame rate support and offers the ability to output 4K raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. CION can record directly to AJA Pak SSD media at up to 60 frames per second.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces The HJ18ex7.6B Portable HD Eng Lens, Delivering Outstanding Optical Performance And Operability, And Affordability For HDTV News Gathering
New Compact Portable HD Lens for 2/3-Inch Imager Cameras Features High Peripheral Resolution, First-Class Magnification, Focal Length, MOD, and a New Drive Unit
With an impressive design and competitive price, the new HJ18ex7.6B portable HD zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, delivers superb optical quality and versatile operability, improving on the performance of its widely used predecessor, the HJ17ex7.6B lens. Utilizing a generous focal length range of 7.6mm to 137mm (15.2mm to 274mm with its built-in 2X extender) and a Minimum Object Distance (MOD) of 0.56m (10mm with Macro), this new member of Canon's family of HD portable lenses enables shots to be taken four centimeters closer than with rival lens models, an advantage for camera operators working in tight locations such as studio spaces or on-site home-improvement reality television locations.
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New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative Productions
News: New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative ProductionsNew Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, a Dynamic 17-120mm Focal Length Range, and Removable Digital Drive Unit for Cine-Style or Shoulder-Mounted Operation
Shallow, creative depth of field, high-resolution and optimal low-light shooting capabilities are just some of the many reasons that large, single-sensor digital cameras have been kitted and rigged for use in nearly every application involving video capture. Further enhancing the versatility and adoption of these cameras into markets such as ENG (Electronic News Gathering), documentary, narrative production and special event coverage is the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCS
News: Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCSCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, shared today that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced a software upgrade for the EOS C500 digital cinema camera (launched in October 2012), part of Canon's Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, that will enable users to more efficiently on-set production workflows. The Company plans to offer the free-of-charge Cinema RAW Development software upgrade* starting in October 2014.
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Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014
News: Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is showcasing an improved F8 LED Fresnel at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C5346), which runs through April 10 in Las Vegas, Nev. Introduced last year, the reengineered lighting instrument still delivers close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel and collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport, but a number of refinements deliver improved performance for field and studio applications.
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New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production Solution
News: New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production SolutionAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today introduced Primestream NewsPod by ASG, a turnkey integrated HD production and automation package for small and medium-sized newsrooms. Built around Primestream’s FORK Production Suite, the end-to-end solution includes all the hardware and software required to ingest, edit, playout and distribute news content. Primestream will demonstrate its FORK Production Suite at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL10216), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSAIntroducing the world’s first digital film camera designed to revolutionize on set workflow while featuring a user upgradable sensor and lens mount, large 10 inch fold out monitor and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA, a new high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor and internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools, on set media management and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11, a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Film Scanner
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Film ScannerNew Cintel film scanner features an innovative new wall mount and desktop design with Thunderbolt 2 for real-time scanning of 35mm and 16mm film up to 30fps in Ultra HD resolution!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new model of Cintel Film Scanner designed with an architectural aesthetic that’s so thin it can even be wall mounted!
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio CameraIntroducing the world’s smallest live broadcast camera with the world’s largest viewfinder!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Studio Camera, a new camera specifically designed for live production and available in 1080 HD and Ultra HD models starting from only $1,995.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOW
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOWLeading Camera Support Company Introduces New Fluid Head for Film & Digital Productions
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will feature its brand new Cineline 70 Fluid Head at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). This advanced camera support technology is purpose-built for film and digital production cinematographers who desire a new dimension in professional camera support.
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Pronology Offers Complete Integration and SaaS with its Digital Asset Management Platform
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is highlighting its comprehensive integration and Software as a Service offerings for its digital asset management system during the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL12410). Much more than simply a software provider, Pronology can also be contracted as a service to content producers who have no desire to undertake capital expenditures, but still wish to enjoy the editorial and financial benefits of a tapeless workflow.
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Grass Valley Introduces New Robotic Camera System
RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solution—a high-quality, Compact, HD Camera with a Fully Integrated Remote Control System
Building upon the success of its powerful LDX Series of advanced imaging cameras, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces the launch of three RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solutions: the RS-LDX Elite, the RS-LDX Première and the RS-LDX WorldCam. The new cameras are ideal for studio, newsroom, or live production applications by delivering a fully integrated, customizable, turnkey solution right out of the box. The systems will begin shipping in May 2014.
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NAB News: Fairlight and Quantel Collaboration Produces Better Workflow and Faster Throughput with GATEWAY and QTube
Fairlight, a renowned manufacturer of audio post, live and video production solutions, and Quantel, the market leading innovator in news and sports production systems and high quality post, today announced the upcoming release of Fairlight's new audio post Gateway integration module with Quantel QTube.
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NAB News: IP in Production - Realizing the Potential and Avoiding the Risks Quantel submission to JT-NM Proposes use of Standard IT Infrastructure
With the move to IP infrastructure the media industry is facing the biggest transition since it went digital 30 years ago. The replacement of SDI infrastructure with IP offers content creators greater flexibility, lower capital and running costs and the ability to do new things. There's no argument that IP in production is going to transform our industry. There is however much discussion about how IP technology is best employed for Production.
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NAB 2014: DIGITAL NIRVANA INTRODUCES FIFOProINGEST BACK-UP SYSTEM FOR BROADCAST PRODUCTION
Creates edit-ready backups of all live ingested media, eliminating the need for manual recording, cataloging, storing and transcoding of back-up tapes
Digital Nirvana will give the broadcast industry its first look at the company's new FIFOProTM ingest back-up system at the NAB 2014 convention, to be held from April 5-10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Digital Nirvana will showcase this powerful new production tool in Booth #SU11017.
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Christie Vive Audio Helps Dolby Atmos Power Grupo Cinemex’s CinemeXtremo Auditoriums In Mexico
News: Christie Vive Audio Helps Dolby Atmos Power Grupo Cinemex’s CinemeXtremo Auditoriums In MexicoChristie®, the world’s dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, announced that Grupo Cinemex, the sixth largest cinema chain worldwide, is installing Christie Vive Audio™ surround sound solutions in their current CinemeXtremo auditoriums powered by Dolby® Atmos™ sound technology. Dolby Atmos unleashes the full potential of sound by allowing filmmakers to easily place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theater with object-based audio to create a lifelike, virtual reality audio landscape. With these installations, Cinemex becomes the chain with the largest number of premium auditoriums in Latin America to feature the unrivaled combination of Dolby Atmos and Christie Vive Audio.
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Peerless Mastering Upgrades to SADiE 6 Software
The Boston, USA-based Mastering Facility has also Purchased a Prism Sound Lyra 2 Audio Interface
Reflecting an increasingly common pattern throughout the industry, Peerless Mastering’s Jeff Lipton has recently upgraded his SADiE software to V6 and bought a Prism Sound Lyra 2 to use with it.
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China Central Television Installs 80 Nonlinear Editing Systems Based on Matrox DSX Technology
China Digital Video Limited’s Himalaya A1500HD Systems Provide Multi-Format Editing, Realtime Effects, Fast Transcoding, and Easy-To-Use CG And Broadcast Graphics Tools
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the Matrox DSX LE2 card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the heart of its Himalaya A1500HD nonlinear editing system. China Central Television (CCTV), China’s largest broadcaster, recently installed 80 of the Himalaya systems in its facilities to integrate video ingest, color grading, audio/video effects, CG, Dolby audio editing and multi-format video editing.
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DPA Microphones Appoints GerrAudio to Lead Canadian Distribution
News: DPA Microphones Appoints GerrAudio to Lead Canadian DistributionDPA Microphones is pleased to announce the appointment of GerrAudio as its Canadian distributor. GerrAudio is an established distributor of professional audio equipment for the live performance and broadcast industries across Canada. The company represents some of the industry’s leading wired and wireless intercom, digital mixing console, signal processing and audio test and measurement equipment brands. 
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The Production Process EXTRA: Archiving DataThe Production Process EXTRA: Archiving Data
In this digital media world, it's imperative to not only have enough media array space to do your work, but also to store and protect that media for the long term. Biscardi Creative Media have been using a very simple method going on four years now with great success, and discuss the details in this article.
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Bob Zelin Looks at the Blackmagic Design Audio MonitorBob Zelin Looks at the Blackmagic Design Audio Monitor
The Blackmagic Audio Monitor offers rack mount audio monitoring from an advanced 6G-SDI input, AES/EBU and analog audio sources in a compact and elegant package. Bob Zelin gives the 'eagle eye' look as he zooms in on its real-world application in XOS Digital's extensive broadcast media asset management system.
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Future of Cinematography: Insights From the Rental HousesFuture of Cinematography: Insights From the Rental Houses
Rental houses, which have existed since the 1920s, have all experienced the evolution from film to video to data. Today, the trends that rental houses experience -- from technology to business practices -- are a lens for understanding what's going on in the bigger ecosystem of the film/TV industry. In Part 2, we look at the ways that rental houses have adapted to thrive in a new digital age.
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BlogBlogs:

What’s missing from today’s tech based editing
(this is a re-publish of a blog article I wrote for my personal web page) When I was starting out in post there was a clearly defined road one took to becoming an editor. These were the last few years of cutting film on a 35mm flatbed and my experience...
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NAB Day 1 - Throwbacks
The running gag on the show floor yesterday was a punchline to the effect of "AND we're releasing a camera!" If that kind of humor isn't your thing, then I can't really recommend you come to NAB for real. But even with all all the hooplah about new cameras and...
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Filmmaker follows up Sundance debut with showing at SXSW 2014
Adobe After Effects and Photoshop help filmmaker represent analog content in digital format Jeffrey Radice came into filmmaking in a non-traditional way. He was working in I.T. and making a decent income when friends asked him to fund their moviemaking efforts. After producing two consecutive short films at the Sundance...
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PodcastPodcasts:

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 57 Color 11: Vignettes 2
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows another method for creating a custom shaped vignette.
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OS X Lion Quick Tip - Creating a Lion Boot Disc
With digital download becoming the norm for getting applications from Apple, downloading OS X Lion onto three machines that you own, and want to install it on, doesn't make sense, especially at 3.5 GB per download.
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Using ReWire to Connect Pro Tools 9 and Sibelius 6
ReWire is a standard that lets you record audio from the Sibelius 6 music scoring program to a digital audio workstation (DAW), such as Avid's Pro Tools.
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