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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at IBC 2014Leading Camera Support Company Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Giveaway
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, hosted a celebration at the 2014 IBC Show on Saturday, September 13 (Hall 11, Stand D.30), as the company continued its ongoing 60th anniversary festivities with a champagne toast. Gabriele Woolley, director of The Broadcast Bridge, was named the winner of a limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod as part of its charitable raffle event. All proceeds from the raffle were donated to the IABM Educational Foundation.
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Sennheiser launches Dante™ card for Digital 9000 wireless microphone system
News: Sennheiser launches Dante™ card for Digital 9000 wireless microphone systemAt IBC, audio specialist Sennheiser is launching a Dante™ card for the EM 9046 receiver, enabling its top-of-the-range Digital 9000 microphone system to be integrated into Dante™ audio-over-IP networks. Users can conveniently route the system’s high-definition audio data via Audinate’s Dante™ Controller.
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Canon U.S.A. Celebrates 75 Years of Optics Heritage with the Addition of Three New Lenses
New Lenses Enable Photographers of All Levels to Create Stunning Images
Following on the heels of its milestone of 100 million EF lenses produced worldwide*, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce three new lenses adding to it’s rich history of developing and delivering outstanding optics to all types of photographers, cinematographers, online content creators and image makers from budding amateurs to the most seasoned professionals. The three new lenses include two EF series lenses ─ the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens and the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens, as well as one EF-S series lens ─ the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM wide-angle pancake lens. These new lenses will also be the latest addition to Canon’s GlassFirst.com online resource, helping image makers explore the Company’s vast EF lens portfolio.
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Three New High-End, Advanced Powershot Models from Canon U.S.A. Empower Photographers To Create Amazing Images and Video
PowerShot G7 X is the Company’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera, PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera Boasts a Super 65x Optical Zoom Lens and PowerShot N2 Digital Camera Features an Updated Body Design with a Selfie-Ready LCD Touch Panel
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new PowerShot models expanding upon its lineup of high-quality, compact digital cameras, the PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot N21. The PowerShot G7 X is the company’s first compact point-and-shoot camera with a one-inch sensor, giving users an outstanding portable camera that allows them to take high-quality photographs and videos. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera features a 65x Optical Zoom lens and amazingly broad focal length range equivalent to 21mm -1365mm, while the PowerShot N2 camera has a compact and unique, stylish design with a selfie-ready, flip-up touch panel LCD that makes it easy for social media fanatics to share their favorite photos and videos via the camera’s Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFCTM)2 features.
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Fuel Your Creative Passion with the Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable Price
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.
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TV Globo Puts Dalet Media Life at Center of its Entertainment Production
Dalet enterprise MAM to command and control the entertainment content creation of Brazil's production powerhouse
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, has announced that TV Globo, the world's second-largest commercial TV network by annual revenue, is placing Dalet Media Life, based on the award-winning Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) platform, at the heart of its entertainment archive.
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COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
News: COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
Showcase for industry-first, real-time 60FPS 8K & S3D 4K system
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today broke performance barriers with the announcement of Colorfront Transkoder 2014, the automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, now featuring ground-breaking real-time 8K and 3D4K capabilities.
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FilmLight boosts on-set and near-set production; adds host of functionality to Baselight flagship colour grading system
News: FilmLight boosts on-set and near-set production; adds host of functionality to Baselight flagship colour grading systemNew HDR capabilities, direct DCP deliverables, ProRes, productivity gains and more
FilmLight will be exhibiting a broad range of new functionality for the first time at IBC2014 (Amsterdam, 12–16 September), designed to seamlessly integrate with today’s evolving workflows. Daylight, the new near-set colour grading tool, will be featured on the FilmLight stand (7.F31) alongside the latest product in the Baselight Editions range, Baselight for NUKE, and the latest release of Baselight – 4.4m1.
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Ventuz Proves Prime Choice for Game Show Productions
News: Ventuz Proves Prime Choice for Game Show ProductionsElaborate in-studio installations for game shows require creative freedom as well as reliable broadcast stability. The real-time graphics software Ventuz strengthens its position in this market by offering a combination of events and broadcast features.
With the increasing demand for high-profile, prime-time game shows across the globe, broadcasters are continuously adopting avant-garde in-studio media installations to add value to their new productions. That’s the reason why the real-time software Ventuz is becoming the ‘de facto’ standard for such workflows, which require creating very high resolution large format content for video walls, on-air inserts, but also to control interactive games and logic.
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AJA Updates FS1-X to Include 5.1 and 7.1 Stereo Mix Down and Reverse Telecine
News: AJA Updates FS1-X to Include 5.1 and 7.1 Stereo Mix Down and Reverse TelecineFS1-X Frame Synchronizer and Converter v1.1 Update Adds Host of Features Responding to User Feedback
Conference Stand 7.F11 -- AJA Video Systems today announced the release of the v1.1 update to FS1-X, the 1RU frame synchronizer and converter with a broad range of features for integrating video and audio in broadcast, mobile and post-production environments. The v1.1 update extends the capabilities of FS1-X with several new features to support stereo mix down of 5.1 and 7.1 sources, additional MADI audio support and reverse telecine cadence detection; allowing source material that has previously been converted from Cine rates to standard video rates using the 2:3:2:3 or 2:2:3:3 cadence to be automatically deteted, and recreate the original frame when being converted back to Cine rate.
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Dalet Spotlights Partner Workflows at IBC2014
News: Dalet Spotlights Partner Workflows at IBC2014Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, is showcasing, along with its new three-platform lineup – Dalet Galaxy, Dalet AmberFin and Dalet Brio – key partner integrations and workflows from Adobe, Filemobile, Cinnafilm and Opta.
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Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Introduces the Integration of IMF in its New easyDCP 3.0 Version at IBC 2014
IBC stand 8.B80 - The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, leading provider of future-oriented solutions for an enhanced digital media and digital cinema workflow, is presenting easyDCP 3.0 at IBC 2014. Developed by Fraunhofer IIS, in addition to improved user guidance with enhanced drag & drop, this new version includes support for the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) format and significant advances in creating and checking subtitles.
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Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Presents New Plug-In for the Post-Production of Light-Field Data for Avid Media Composer
IBC stand 8.B80 - The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, leading provider of future-oriented solutions for an enhanced digital media and digital cinema workflow, is presenting a new light-field software plug-in for Avid Media Composer®, developed by Fraunhofer IIS, at IBC 2014. On-location retakes are time-consuming and expensive. What if the focus was incorrectly set during shooting or the perspective has to be changed? The use of intelligent algorithms and multi-camera systems that provide multiple simultaneous views opens the door to a world of new post-production possibilities. The new software plug-in allows integration of this functionality into an existing post-production software. Creative work with light-field data can be experienced by using an intuitive user-interface to process this data. The plug-in is one of the new developments that Fraunhofer IIS is presenting at IBC for movie and video production in hall 8, stand B80.
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Anevia IPTV System Chosen for French TV Regulator
Anevia Enterprise, a leader in video streaming and infrastructure for OTT, live television and video on demand, announces that the company's VOD and IPTV solutions have been chosen as the core of a new system integrated into Avistel's AviSMART system for the French TV, radio and multimedia regulator, Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA).
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AJA Announces New OEM Relationship with PlayBox Technology
News: AJA Announces New OEM Relationship with PlayBox TechnologyAJA Corvid 88, Corvid 22 and Corvid Will Support Video Out in PlayBox’s AirBox Universal Playout and Streaming Automation Server
Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced that its Corvid 88, Corvid 22 and Corvid video and audio I/O cards for developers will be supported in PlayBox Technology’s AirBox playout server.
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AJA Announces CION Support From Top Camera Accessory Manufacturers
News: AJA Announces CION Support From Top Camera Accessory ManufacturersAlphatron, MTF, Wooden Camera, Vocas and Zacuto to Support CION Camera
Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced that top third-party camera accessory developers are on board with support for the CION 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 proven AJA Pak SSD media in the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture.
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AJA Raw CION Camera Format Supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
News: AJA Raw CION Camera Format Supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CCStand 7.F11- AJA Video Systems today announced its AJA Raw CION camera format will soon be supported in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. Adobe previewed several new developments and updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC at the IBC 2014 conference in Amsterdam.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New 4K Mini Converters and 4K Heavy Duty Mini Converters
Blackmagic Design today announced new Ultra HD compatible Mini Converters and Heavy Duty Mini Converter 4K models that feature 6G-SDI technology, allowing customers to use a single type of converter for all conversion needs in SD, HD and Ultra HD television formats. These new models replace the previous models for each conversion type and all standard models retail at US$295 while the heavy duty models retail for US$345.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture Card
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture CardNew DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G PCI Express Capture Card Includes 12G-SDI for Capture and Playback in SD, HD, Ultra HD and DCI 4K Formats!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, a new Dual Link 12G-SDI capture and playback card that includes an extremely fast 8 lane PCI Express Generation 2 connection to the computer allowing extremely high performance such as dual stream video capture and playback at resolutions up to 2160p60. Dual stream capture and playback at these resolutions allows dual stream 3D as well as simultaneous fill and key capture and playback even when operating at Ultra HD at 60 frames per second.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Advanced Smart Videohub 40 x 40 Ultra HD Router
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Advanced Smart Videohub 40 x 40 Ultra HD RouterBlackmagic Design today announced Smart Videohub 40 x 40, the newest model in its family of mixed format routers with Blackmagic’s unique visual routing user interface and 6G-SDI technology allowing SD, HD and Ultra HD routing all on the same router at the same time. Smart Videohub 40 x 40 will be priced at US$2,995 and available in October.
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Blackmagic Design announces new SmartView 4K
News: Blackmagic Design announces new SmartView 4KBlackmagic Design today announced SmartView 4K, the world’s first full resolution Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI inputs for compatibility with virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60 for only US$1,995.
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Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 11.1
News: Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 11.1Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11.1, a major new update based on customer feedback that includes dozens of features and improvements that professional editors and colorists have been asking for. DaVinci Resolve 11.1 is available for free download now for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces PL Lens Mount Models of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces PL Lens Mount Models of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of two new cinema cameras, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K PL and Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL. Both cameras now include PL mount models for using professional cinema lenses or even vintage cinema lenses and are now available from $2,295.
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Blackmagic Design announces new Blackmagic MultiView 16
News: Blackmagic Design announces new Blackmagic MultiView 16Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic MultiView 16, the world’s first native Ultra HD multi viewer that allows customers to use the new large screen Ultra HD televisions and Ultra HD monitors for displaying images at twice the resolution of an HD multi view. With full frame re-sync in each input Blackmagic MultiView 16 supports the display of up to 16 mixed SD, HD and Ultra HD video sources all at the same time. MultiView 16 will be priced at only US$1,495.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc.
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.
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IO Industries Launches Compact 4K Camera at IBC 2014
News: IO Industries Launches Compact 4K Camera at IBC 2014IO Industries Inc. announces that their new 4KSDI camera will be shown at IBC 2014, in Hall 11, Stand D67. The 4KSDI is a single-piece 4K/UHD camera head with 3G/HD-SDI outputs for connection to separate recorders and monitors. It features a Super-35mm global shutter sensor, interchangeable lens mount, and multiple output formats to support various applications. Designed for use in professional broadcast and production environments, it also suits remote video applications with unmanned aerial or underwater vehicles.
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AJA Releases New CION Teaser Reel
News: AJA Releases New CION Teaser ReelAJA Video Systems released a brand new teaser reel shot using the soon-to-be-shipping CION camera in Grass Valley and Nevada City California. Shooting took place over three days during the first week of September 2014.
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Grass Valley and Aspera Team up to Offer High-Speed File Transfer for GV STRATUS
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Aspera, an IBM Company, have teamed up to expand the file transfer capabilities of GV STRATUS. With Aspera’s FASP transport technology, video files will now transfer more quickly, reliably and securely between broadcasters, content owners and service providers regardless of transfer distances, file sizes or network conditions.
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Grass Valley and Masstech Integrate GV STRATUS with Masstech Media Management for Fast, Efficient Archiving and Restoring
Eliminates disruptions in newsrooms and other production workflows by providing search, preview and restore of archived content from within GV STRATUS
At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden brand, will demonstrate the integration of GV STRATUS with Masstech media management solutions to create a seamless workflow for archiving and repurposing high-resolution assets. GV STRATUS users will have a complete, integral toolset, including a unique workflow for news, to efficiently archive and restore content between K2 Summit 3G media servers and storage units and archive systems managed by Masstech. The GV STRATUS and Masstech solution also makes it easy to move assets for production in and out of the system and between different systems to different locations, helping to make greater use of valuable content.
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Grass Valley Debuts New Products at IBC 2014
CopperHead, EDIUS, iControl and K-Frame to all be featured
Visitors to IBC 2014 will see a number of new products and solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. In addition to the full portfolio of proven solutions for broadcasters and media companies, Grass Valley will demonstrate CopperHead 3430AP, iControl Virtual Machine, the latest version of EDIUS 7.4 multiformat nonlinear editing software, and a sneak peek of the new K-Frame Sports package for Karrera Video Production Center—all being shown for the first time at the event. These products, which exemplify Grass Valley’s commitment to helping its customers remain future-ready, will be on display in Hall 1, Stand D11.
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Telestream Announces Windows Support for Switch
Version 1.5 of the Playback, Inspection and Conversion Tool to Support Windows as well as Mac OS X
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a Microsoft Windows-compatible version of Switch – the multiformat media player that provides professionals with everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Already available for Mac OS X, Switch version 1.5 will be demonstrated on booth 7.C21 at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam September 12-16, and will be available for purchase in Q4 2014.
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ITV Selects Telestream for Multi-platform Workflow Solutions
Telestream Transcoding Helps ITV Implement the DPP Strategy
Telestream® (IBC stand 7.C12), the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced the completion of a strategic project with UK-based free to air commercial broadcaster, ITV. Designated content delivery modernisation (CDM), the project positions Telestream’s Vantage transcoding platform at the heart of ITV’s file-based workflow. Adopting Vantage in this way enables ITV to achieve time and cost efficiencies across the business and exploit its content across multiple delivery platforms.
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Avid Reinforces Strategic Leadership and Community Engagement with Amsterdam Event
First European gathering of the Avid Customer Association underscores the worldwide momentum of Avid Everywhere; provides forum to address the media industry’s most strategic issues
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced that Avid Connect Europe, the European gathering of the Avid Customer Association (ACA), is now under way at Hotel Okura in Amsterdam. With hundreds of broadcast, pro video, and pro audio leaders, technology and creative professionals, and industry influencers in attendance, Avid Connect Europe extends the strategic leadership and engagement that began just five months ago with the oversubscribed global inaugural event in Las Vegas.
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Vision Globale Enables Truelight Profiling of Tablets and Phones
Vision Globale announces the availability of TL-Mobile, an iOS and Android app to profile the display of tablets and phones with the Truelight software from Filmlight. The app allows tl-cal to measure and profile the display of the device just like traditional displays. The app can be used to qualify the color accuracy of mobile devices to review dailies or approval copies. It can also be used with Truelight to generate custom LUTs to burn into dailies applications. This app has been developed at Vision Globale to insure color accuracy across all steps of production and postproduction. Truelight software from Filmlight and a compatible probe are required.
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Athena Studios Currently in Production on New Stop Motion Animated Short Film "Mermaids on Mars"
News: Athena Studios Currently in Production on New Stop Motion Animated Short Film "Mermaids on Mars"Athena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company specializing in animation for film and multimedia clients, is currently in production on a new, stop-motion animated short film entitled “Mermaids on Mars.” The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, Founder of Athena Studios and Director of the new film.
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Capital Audio Post becomes Capital Post Production
News: Capital Audio Post becomes Capital Post ProductionFairfax Facility Pushes Beyond Digital Audio, Preserves Service Standards
Capital Audio Post is now Capital Post Production. Founders Frank Scheuring and Chip Sovek announced the re-branding, saying that their partnership with finishing artist Bob Tyskowski positioned the independent facility to expand beyond digital audio while maintaining the service standards that make them unique in the Washington, D.C. market.
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The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell 
News: The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell The Mill in New York is Delighted to Welcome Tom Bussell to its Creative Team.
Tom joins New York's award winning 3D team from The Mill in London where he was head of 3D. He has led some of The Mill’s most iconic projects and has been recognized by some of the industry’s top accolades including a VES award for Guinness “Cloud”, a British Arrow for Audi’s "Hummingbird” and a CLIO and LIA for Volkswagen's "Black Beetle”. He frequently works with some of the world’s best commercial directors including Sam Brown, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom Hooper and Peter Thwaites. Most recently he led the 3D team on Nike’s FIFA World Cup 2014 spot "Winner Stays“ directed by Ringan Ledwidge. 
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Technicolor–PostWorks Helps Bring Marcus Robinson’s “Rebuilding the World Trade Center” to HISTORY
News: Technicolor–PostWorks Helps Bring Marcus Robinson’s “Rebuilding the World Trade Center” to HISTORYThe New York Facility Provided Support, Strategy And Services To The Monumental Documentary on The World Trade Center Site Throughout Its Eight Years of Production.
"Rebuilding the World Trade Center", Irish artist and filmmaker Marcus Robinson’s remarkable documentary about the reconstruction of the New York City landmark, makes its U.S. premiere tonight at 6 p.m. on HISTORY. More than eight years in the making, the two-hour television special is the result of a labor of love both on the part of Robinson and Technicolor-PostWorks New York, which has been providing critical support for the project from its earliest days.
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Dalet Unveils Integrated Platform Solutions at IBC2014
Company Supports Continued Development of Amberfin; Integration Alongside Dalet Galaxy and Dalet Brio Platforms to Deliver Broader and Deeper Set of Workflow Solutions
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, unveiled today its new platform lineup: Dalet Brio (high-density ingest and playout), Dalet AmberFin (high-quality transcoding), and Dalet Galaxy (enterprise MAM). These three distinct, yet tightly integrated platforms enable Dalet to answer both the current and future requirements of the media industry with a range of complementary products and modules that address targeted applications as well as combine to offer best-in-class business solutions.
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Adtec Digital Marks 29th Anniversary
News: Adtec Digital Marks 29th AnniversaryFor the past 29 years, Adtec Digital has been a global market leader providing hardware and software of broadcast solutions for contribution, distribution, studio operations, commercial insertion and professional video playback applications. Incorporated on September 12, 1985, Adtec has set its sights on developing equipment and solutions that serve the global broadcast and professional audio-visual markets.
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ProMAX Launches New Platform Series 4 Workflow Servers
Media Asset Management and a Browser-Based UI Top a List Of Powerful Features Designed to Accelerate and Improve the Content Creation Process. Large-scale Increases in Performance & Capacity Enable True Collaborative Production of 4K Videoll-in-ONE, Modular Construct Advances 4K Editorial and VFX Workflows
ProMAX Systems, the manufacturer of Platform workflow servers, high-performance ONE workstations and Cache-A archival appliances, has released the ProMAX Platform Series 4, its latest and most advanced workflow servers for video professionals. The new Series 4 servers include powerful asset management features as well as a built in transcoding engine and an elegant new web interface that enables access to the system from anywhere on the network and delivers a superior collaborative production experience for video workgroups. Available with Series 4 are new high-performance storage modules with capacity up to 96TB per chassis. These “Extreme” shared storage modules deliver 2x the video streaming performance of standard Platform modules and enable full resolution 4K editing, up to 10 total streams of ProRes Ultra HD. ProMAX will be demonstrating the Platform Series 4 and taking advance orders for the systems at the IBC Show in Amsterdam, September 12th- 16th, with a ship date slated for mid-October.
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CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)CatDV Expands Workflows with YouTube, Vimeo, Adobe, Aspera, Autodesk Smoke, Xendata and Archiware
Square Box Systems, developer of leading digital asset management systems, (DAM/MAM) has expanded the vital technology integrations that form the bedrock of effective media asset management, with the announcement of brand new integrations and workflow capabilities at IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam (Hall 7.J15C).
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New CatDV 11 AND CatDV WEB 2 Deliver Easier Media Asset Management At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: New CatDV 11 AND CatDV WEB 2 Deliver Easier Media Asset Management At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)ew MAM Software and Web Platforms Empower Content Owners to Repurpose and Monetize Media Assets
Square Box Systems, developer of leading digital asset management systems (DAM/MAM) will showcase CatDV 11, the next-generation of its asset management software, plus CatDV Web 2, a radical new approach to online media asset management, during IBC 2014, 12-16 September, in Amsterdam (Hall 7.J15C).
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CatDV for Adobe Anywhere Gets Unveiled at IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV for Adobe Anywhere Gets Unveiled at IBC 2014 (7.J15C)Powerful MAM Features Enable Seamless Content Sharing and Efficient Workflows
Square Box Systems, leading developer of digital media asset management (DAM/MAM) systems, will announce CatDV for Adobe® Anywhere for video, a powerful new product supporting the Adobe Anywhere real-time collaborative editorial platform, during IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam (Hall 7.J15C).
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SMPTE® Publishes Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard
In Codifying Open Specification for AXF, SMPTE Addresses Issue of Interoperability Among Data Archive Systems
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 published a standard that codifies the Archive eXchange Format (AXF). An IT-centric file container that can encapsulate any number and type of files in a fully self-contained and self-describing package, AXF supports interoperability among disparate content storage systems and ensures content's long-term availability, no matter how storage or file system technology evolves.
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Telestream Wirecast Launches New Live Streaming Capabilities for Microsoft Azure Media Services
News: Telestream Wirecast Launches New Live Streaming Capabilities for Microsoft Azure Media ServicesAzure Media and Wirecast are now Fully Integrated with a Built-In Destination that Makes it quick and easy to Send Content from Wirecast to Azure
Telestream® (stand 7.C12), the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, is teaming up with Microsoft Azure Media Services. This collaboration makes Azure Media Services a live streaming destination in the upcoming release of Telestream’s Wirecast streaming production software. Taking advantage of the direct connection from Wirecast to the Microsoft Azure Media Services ecosystem, large-scale streaming broadcasts can leverage the dynamic scalability, reliability, redundancy and minimum capital investment the cloud offers when streaming live to large audiences with myriad devices.
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LEVA’s 25th Annual Conference Delivers Training Value for Public Safety Video Professionals
The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) has kept prices low and learning opportunities high for the 2014 LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium, which runs Oct. 6-10 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The five-day event will focus on forensic video and audio technologies, plus production, post production, and Web design. The conference schedule includes a mix of hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive seminars, as well as an exhibit hall and networking opportunities.
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AXIOM Beta: The First Open Digital Cinema Camera Crowd Funding Campaign Launched
News: AXIOM Beta: The First Open Digital Cinema Camera Crowd Funding Campaign LaunchedAXIOM Beta is a Professional Digital Image Capturing Platform For Filmmakers, By Filmmakers.
We have been working towards this moment for almost 3 years now. We had ups and downs but never got to a point when giving up was any of the valid options. A number of people suggested we should find another, proper job instead, after hearing what we were up to. We managed to build a prototype from a shoestring budget because of a team that has been donating their hearts and souls to get closer to the ultimate goal of putting power with cameras back into the hands of their users. Now it's time to rally the supporters. This next step we can only take together with you.
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Freefly Systems Add Hocus Axis1 Remote Focus Capability To Their Mōvi Rigs And New Controller
News: Freefly Systems Add Hocus Axis1 Remote Focus Capability To Their Mōvi Rigs And New ControllerFreefly Systems, known for professional next-generation camera stabilizatio, have added UK Hocus Products Axis1 remote focus system control capability to their new MōVI Controller. This means that the Axis1 remote focus system can be used on the Freefly MōVI M5, M10 and M15 rigs and controlled directly from the new Freefly MōVI Controller. The Axis1 system will be on show on the Freefly stand 9.B23 at IBC2014.
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Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Reinvents 3D Production at IBC 2014
The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, leading provider of future-oriented solutions for an enhanced digital media and digital cinema workflow, will be demonstrating its latest technologies at IBC 2014, stand 8.B80, as a result of the completion of its Spatial-AV project. This project is the Alliance’s initiative to automate the procedures of 3D production and provide intelligent, modular, multi-sensory recording and production systems for immersive audio-visual media.
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Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)
News: Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)First European and US Productions Deploy Specialist Codex Action Cam Shooting Packages
Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is shipping Codex Action Cam – the small camera with a big workflow. Having taken the market by storm with its NAB 2014 debut, the point-shoot-post system is now being used on feature and advertising productions in Europe and the US, as well as being innovatively modified and adapted by customers into specialist 2D and 3D stereo shooting packages. Codex Action Cam is one of the highlights at the Codex stand (Hall 11.C71) at IBC 2014, 12-16 September, Amsterdam.
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Aspera, an IBM Company, Partners with EVS and Elemental to Bring Unprecedented Second Screen Video Streaming to Millions of Sports Fans Worldwide
New Cloud-Based Service Delivers Near-Real Time Hd Content To Global Sports Fans
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Aspera, an IBM company, together with EVS, a leading provider of broadcast and media production systems, and Elemental, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, deployed the first large-scale system for high-resolution live video streaming via the cloud to enable viewers to watch live HD media and sporting events from their connected devices.
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NTP Technology Audio Routing Infrastructure Chosen for 2014 Commonwealth Games
News: NTP Technology Audio Routing Infrastructure Chosen for 2014 Commonwealth GamesAudio routing infrastructure from NTP Technology, provider of real-time audio routing networks, was chosen for deployment at the recent Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. It was used to control interconnection of the International Broadcast Centre, the venues and host broadcaster feeds at the event which was held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.
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Fairlight Launches Affordable QUANTUM.Live Table-Top Console
News: Fairlight Launches Affordable QUANTUM.Live Table-Top ConsoleExtending its Range of Dual Purpose Production Consoles, Fairlight’s New Release Offers a Powerful Entry Level Solution.
IBC 2014 will see the launch of QUANTUM.Live Table-Top (TT), the newest addition to Fairlight's live console family that includes the award winning EVO.Live digital audio mixing system.
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BARABOOM! Studios Helps “Cosmos” Previsualize the Wonders of Science
News: BARABOOM! Studios Helps “Cosmos” Previsualize the Wonders of SciencePrevisualization Specialist’s Virtual Production Modes Aids in Visual Effects Design, Production Design, Production Planning, and more for Emmy-Nominated National Geographic Series.
In a project spanning 9 months, BARABOOM! Studios served as previsualization supplier for "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey," assisting in the design and execution of numerous complex visuals for the groundbreaking National Geographic Channel series, which recently won 4 Emmy Awards. The Los Angeles-based studio contributed to all 13 episodes of the series’ first season, as the hub of a virtual production model, creating previsualizations used in planning visual effects, set design, stage and locations shoots, and post production processes. BARABOOM! Studios is one of the industry’s leading specialists in previsualization, a service that is gaining increasing use throughout the production cycle to save time and money, and improve creative options.
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TV News Provider Switches To ARRI L7-C LED Fresnels
News: TV News Provider Switches To ARRI L7-C LED FresnelsThe well-known German TV news provider Tagesschau has outfitted its state-of-the-art new studio with ARRI L7-C LED Fresnels, facilitating huge cost savings and permitting full color controllability for the wide range of different programs broadcast from the studio floor.
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L5 Portable LED Fresnel Now Available Worldwide
News: L5 Portable LED Fresnel Now Available WorldwideOrders are already being fulfilled worldwide for the recent addition to ARRI’s L-Series, the compact and lightweight L5. The L-Series started with the L7, an LED Fresnel that provides the same light qualities as a traditional tungsten Fresnel, but with the added features of full CCT tuneability and color selection. The L5 now extends this successful line of products, offering the same outstanding features as the L7, but in a smaller, more portable form.
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Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 Now In Use Worldwide
News: Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 Now In Use WorldwideSince it started shipping earlier this year, the ARRI Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 has been enthusiastically embraced in countries including China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Germany, Sweden, the United States, Canada and Denmark. Customers are utilizing the lens’s unique wide-angle images for commercials, aerial and underwater shots, plate shots for VFX-heavy shows and crane or Russian Arm shots.
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New ALEXA Prores 3.2K for UHD Deliverables
News: New ALEXA Prores 3.2K for UHD DeliverablesARRI recently announced ProRes 3.2K, a new recording format for its ARRI ALEXA cameras that will become available through a software update scheduled for release early next year. ProRes 3.2K allows the same easy up-sampling in post to UHD deliverables as ARRIRAW Open Gate does to 4K. These formats, combined with ALEXA’s unsurpassed dynamic range, make the camera suitable for any type of production, with any distribution requirements.
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BT Media & Broadcast Uses Cobham RF Technology for New Service
News: BT Media & Broadcast Uses Cobham RF Technology for New ServiceIBC 2014, 12-16 September, Stand 1.F41
BT and Cobham Broadcast have announced at IBC 2014 that Cobham RF equipment is being deployed for “BT Media Live”, a new managed service operated by BT’s specialist digital media and broadcast solutions arm, BT Media & Broadcast. The service uses Cobham’s state-of-the-art radio frequency equipment in two permanent receive sites in central London.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards
Gala Awards Event Takes Place November 6, 2014
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors. The Awards honor excellence in post production while bringing recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies as well as creative excellence and groundbreaking technologies within the post production industry. The HPA Awards are considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry.
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Adorama Unveils Flashpoint ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer for DSLRs and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Now Available for Preorder
News: Adorama Unveils Flashpoint ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer for DSLRs and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Now Available for PreorderThe Newest Addition to the Popular Camera Stabilizing Line, Gyro is an Essential HD Video Accessory for any Photographer or Videographer; Save $300 By Preordering Now Exclusively From Adorama
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, has expanded the popular Flashpoint ZeroGrav stabilizer line once more with the ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer, now available for preorder only at Adorama.
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Otto Nemenz International Adds RED DRAGON® MONOCHROME Camera
News: Otto Nemenz International Adds RED DRAGON® MONOCHROME CameraOtto Nemenz International, announces that they are now offering the new RED EPIC-M DRAGON® MONOCHROME camera. Otto Nemenz specializes in the rental and support of high-end digital cinema cameras, lenses, and accessories to the Hollywood community and beyond.
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Cinedeck Turbo-Charges Adobe Premiere Pro CC Workflows at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)
Cinedeck LLC (http://www.cinedeck.com), pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will highlight turbo-charged workflows for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, at IBC 2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September (Hall7.J07). Cinedeck record, ingest and transcode platforms deliver a host of cutting-edge features that enable Adobe Premiere Pro CC editorial teams to access files faster and to start editing content while it is being recorded – the ideal scenario when rapid content turnaround is essential, such as in live, multi-cam broadcast and news operations.
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Cinedeck Launches Breakthrough Modular Workflow with Cinedeck ZX at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)
News: Cinedeck Launches Breakthrough Modular Workflow with Cinedeck ZX at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)Cinedeck ZX Delivers Cost-Effective Custom-Build of Fast Camera-To-Post Workflows
Cinedeck, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will launch Cinedeck ZX, a breakthrough, modular 4K/UHDTV-1/HD/SD platform, that allows users to cost-effectively custom-build fast camera-to-post workflows for a wide range of digital cinema and broadcast applications, at IBC 2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September (Hall7.J07).
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SMPTE® and FKTG Release Details on Forum 2015, 'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective'
Two-Day Forum Will Examine Emerging Technologies and Business Impact of Broadband Media Across All Platforms
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 details for the SMPTE Forum 2015 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum is scheduled for 7-8 May 2015, at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin. Factors as wide as EU policy, net neutrality, copyright, and mining "big data" are shaping the possibilities in the complex European market and redefining how the industry engages its audience. The SMPTE Forum 2015 will examine these topics, and how connectivity, bandwidth, and media technology improvements will impact media production and distribution across all platforms, from cinema and broadcast to mobile and interactive new media technologies.
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DAMsmart Chooses General Dynamics Mediaware for Radio Television Hong Kong Archive Project
General Dynamics Mediaware is providing frame accurate, lossless editing solutions to DAMsmart, a digital media asset management company, to assist in the editing of 21,000 hours of videotape from Radio Television Hong Kong’s (RTHK) archive. The project will make RTHK’s production archive available in a high-definition (HD) digital format to coincide with the introduction of their new digital terrestrial television service. General Dynamics Mediaware’s integrated compressed editing platform will be used as part of the solution being deployed to enable RTHK to realize significant increases in post-production efficiencies, reduce risk in the storage and access overheads inherent to physical videotape and, most importantly, ensure the content is digitized and secure for future generations.
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Sound Devices Introduces FileSafe into Rack-Mounted Video and Audio Recorders
News: Sound Devices Introduces FileSafe into Rack-Mounted Video and Audio RecordersNew Mission-Critical Technology Protects Video and Audio Recordings from Unintentional Drive Removal and Power Loss
Sound Devices (IBC Show: Hall 8, Stand B59) introduces its unique FileSafe™ technology as part of its 2.02 firmware release for its multi-drive, network connected video and audio rack-mounted recorders. Incorporated into the Video Devices PIX products, including the 270i, 260i and 250i, as well as the Sound Devices 970, FileSafe recovers video and audio files if, during recording, drives are unintentionally removed or power is lost.
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XenData Unveils Amazon Cloud Storage Support for Entire Digital Video Archive Server Range at IBC 2014
XenData to demonstrate latest archive for Avid projects, Sony Optical Disc Archive integration and new multi-archive solution for Amazon Cloud, Sony ODA and LTO at booth H47 - Hall 7
XenData, the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announces that it will be showcasing a broad range of digital video archiving solutions and enhanced connectivity at this year’s IBC 2014, including the debut of its new multi-archive solution for Amazon Cloud, Sony ODA and LTO as well as a new low-cost archive solution for Avid Projects. The solutions on display will include:
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Anevia announces qualification of ViaMotion for the Akamai Intelligent Platform
See Anevia on stand 4.B66 at IBC2014, Amsterdam, September 12-16
Anevia, a leader in video streaming and infrastructure solutions for OTT, live television and video on demand, announces that its ViaMotion Packager multiscreen adaptive streaming preparation engine is now qualified for the Akamai Intelligent Platform.
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Nipros Helps RED Display The Realties of Live 4K Production At IBC
News: Nipros Helps RED Display The Realties of Live 4K Production At IBCFollowing a successful collaboration at the NAB Convention in April, RED Digital Cinema has re-enlisted Samaserve’s CTO Sal Sandoval to engage the Nipros LS-750GT and LS 750 camera-mounted fiber adapter system for a live 4K Production demonstration, the first of its kind, at the IBC 2014 Show.
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MOG Announces Partnership with Filmpartners
MOG, the leading provider of MXF and centralized ingest solutions, announces a partnership with Filmpartners, the supplier of MXFserver, a software only total solution for film, broadcast and post-production industry.
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Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and Beyond
News: Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and BeyondFive years ago, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky launched her own shop in Chicago, the city she loves, aiming to provide her patent, design-driven production services to leaders in the advertising and entertainment industries worldwide. Over the years, both her reputation and her business have grown, as she has seized opportunities to collaborate with the likes of Anthony and Joe Russo, for whom her first project was creating the main titles for their hit TV series "Community" back in 2009.
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Directing DUO KN+SAW Sign with the Traveling Picture Show Company
News: Directing DUO KN+SAW Sign with the Traveling Picture Show CompanyKN+SAW (Katrine Naleid and Stephen Austin Welch), have signed for exclusive representation with integrated production house The Traveling Picture Show Company. Let them tell your story.
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TMD Introduces Adobe Premiere Pro CC Integration
New Mediaflex Gateway Simplifies Post-Production Workflows and Content Management
Stand 2.C58 – TMD, a leading supplier of asset management and workflow solutions for broadcasters, content owners and audiovisual archives, has developed an interface between its Mediaflex asset management system and Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. The result is seamless integration of editing and post production into broader, business-driven workflows.
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Grass Valley to Show Customers the Way to 4K/UHD at IBC 2014
As broadcasters strive to provide viewers with the highest-quality images across multiple formats, Grass Valley’s expertise in emerging technologies such as 4K/UHD can help customers move to this new format with scalable solutions that meet their budgets today and tomorrow. Attendees at IBC 2014 seeking an efficient, practical approach for expanding their production capabilities to encompass 4K/UHD technology will find a full suite of future-ready solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, in Hall 1, Stand D11.
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Award-Winning Australian Video Agency Taps Small Tree and Digistor to Maximize Workflow
Melbourne Company Achieves Optimal Speeds and ROI with TitaniumZ-16 Shared Storage System Across 10GbE
Delivering stunning video content for corporate, agency and government clients, New McPherson recently grew tired of its cumbersome workflow system. To accelerate its post-production process, the Melbourne-based agency turned to Digistor, digital media solution specialists, for expert counsel. After a thorough review of New McPherson’s setup, which included a range of direct connect external drives moving data from one workstation to another, Digistor prescribed a robust, scalable and ROI-friendly TitaniumZ-16 Ethernet-based shared storage system from Small Tree.
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AlterMedia Ships Studio Suite Xi
News: AlterMedia Ships Studio Suite XiRedesigned Studio and Facility Management Software for Production, Post-Production Pros Extends Elegant New Workflow from Desktop to Web and iOS devices
AlterMedia today announced the immediate availability of Studio Suite Xi, the company’s newly-updated studio management software. With Studio Suite Xi, AlterMedia is simplifying the process of running, organizing and managing vital workflows for production and post-production media environments.
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Emmerdale to Deliver the Right Standards with Marquis’ Medway’s DPP Functionality
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software has today announced ITV’s Emmerdale will use its latest Medway development to deliver files in AS-11 format. The new Digital Production Partnership (DPP) support from Marquis, will enable Emmerdale to deliver content to its transmission facility in Chiswick Park, in the new, required DPP AS11 delivery format which becomes mandatory in the UK from October.
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Discover New Features for True Internet/OTT Streaming at IBC 2014
Motama Adds Ad-Replacement, HEVC, Dolby Digital Plus, Subtitling and Geo-Blocking to its Server Suite.
At this year's IBC, Motama will introduce its new product AdCaster. AdCaster enables regional and targeted adverts for live TV services, either as full replacement or for augmenting the original content. AdCaster supports IPTV multicast as well as Internet / Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming.
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TSL Products presents major new features for Soundfield DSF Digital Broadcast surround sound microphone range at IBC 2014
TSL Products will present new models in the acclaimed Soundfield DSF Digital Broadcast surround sound microphone range, incorporating major new features including self-testing, alarming and correction capabilities that allow accurate monitoring of the system when capturing audio at live broadcast events.
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DPA Microphones Has a Laugh with Conan O’Brien
News: DPA Microphones Has a Laugh with Conan O’BrienCompany’s d:screet™ 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphone 
provides pristine audio for late night host and his guests
Every night, comedian Conan O’Brien entertains a television and studio audience with monologues, comedy skits, guests interviews and musical performances on his late night TBS show, aptly self-titled Conan. To ensure the audience never misses the punch line, Mike Stock, senior audio mixer for the show, depends on DPA Microphones’ d:screet™ 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones which he uses on O’Brien, his sidekick Andy Richter and their guests, to overcome the sound challenges on set.
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Blackmagic Design announces new disk formatting update for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: Blackmagic Design announces new disk formatting update for Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9.5 software which includes dashboard on screen menus and high performance disk formatting for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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RED Digital Cinema’s Booth It IBC 2014 Touts 6K Digital Motion and Stills Capture, and 4K Live Broadcast
RED Digital Cinema continues to revolutionize the world of digital still and motion cameras with the 6K RED DRAGON sensor. Boasting over 19 megapixels, a new color science and higher dynamic range, the DRAGON sensor takes both EPIC and SCARLET to the next level – blurring the line between motion and still cameras.
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Global TV Goes Live With PlayBox Technology AirBox
PlayBox Technology announces the latest in a series of recent sales successes by its Jakarta-based distributor, Horizon Global Media. Global TV, which broadcasts free-to-air via terrestrial transmitters, satellite, cable and streaming media, has invested in an AirBox playout server for installation at its headquarters west of the city.
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Orad and MUV Bring Interactive Capabilities to Any Surface
Groundbreaking Development for Broadcasting Live Analysis and Graphics
Orad, leader in interactive broadcasting solutions, and MUV, provider of interactive solutions that you wear, have combined their expertise to provide an interactive device, which is worn on a presenter’s finger and which turns any surface into an interactive screen. Ideal in a studio environment, the presenter can stand anywhere and rotate, scale, move, drag, tap, hold, draw, highlight graphics on any surface.
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ATTO Technology at IBC 2014 – Powering the World’s Content from Creation to Delivery
The Only Company that Enables Integration of Media Production Workflow into IT Infrastructures
ATTO Technology, Inc., the recognized leader in powering high-performance audio and video workflows, will showcase its latest solutions supporting the ever increasing demands of higher resolutions, multiple formats and full integration with a company's IT infrastructure at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 12 through September 16 in the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre, Hall 7 Stand F.41. ATTO’s extensive line of storage and network connectivity products will also be seen throughout the show floor in over 50 workflow demonstrations of the industry’s top manufacturers, who look to ATTO for the enabling technology that maximizes the performance of their storage solution.
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Visual Effects Society Announces the Release of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures, 2nd Edition
Praised by Stakeholders as the Definitive Industry Bible for VFX
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, proudly announced the release of the much-anticipated 2nd edition of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects. Hailed as the most complete guide to visual effects techniques and best practices on the market today, it covers essential techniques and solutions for all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors, from pre-production through production and post-production. The updated guide has already been reviewed as “..the definitive visual effects textbook for our times..” by Animation World Network and “A 'must' for anyone involved in any aspect of visual effects production" by BookWatch.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Neutron And Epoch | Neutron Low Profile Half Length Uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI I/O Video Cards
Applications Include SDK for 3Rd Party Developers, 4K 60p I/O Workflows, Digital Intermediary, Digital Content Creation, Video Servers, Encoding, Decoding & Streaming of MPEG and H.264, Live and Non-Live CG Supporting Windows, Linux and Mac OSX Operating Systems New Cards Immediately Available
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduced and announced the immediate availability of the Epoch | 4K Neutron and Epoch | Neutron video cards at IBC 2014.
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Grass Valley Demonstrates New IP Technology at IBC 2014
SDN-Enabled Control is Key to Building Hybrid Networks that Bridge the Gap Between SDI and IP
Broadcasters seeking to accommodate viewers’ demands for high-quality live programming, delivered in real time and on demand across multiple platforms, are increasingly considering developing IP-based workflows to handle changing bandwidth, scalability and flexibility requirements. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will feature a series of IP-enabled solutions at its IBC 2014 booth, Hall 1: Stand D11, to help customers choose the right option for their needs.
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Strategy & Technology Acquires Joint Venture Companies Synapse TV and VuTV
News: Strategy & Technology Acquires Joint Venture Companies Synapse TV and VuTVStand 1.B22 – Strategy & Technology Ltd (S&T) and Simplestream Ltd announce today that they have reconstructed their two joint ventures – Synapse TV Ltd and VuTV Ltd – to be wholly owned by S&T. S&T will continue to run and develop the businesses, both of which are currently focused on delivery of over-the-top (OTT) video services to connected TVs.
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Archimedia Brings Quality Verification to the Desktop With New Archimedia QuSee™ Suite
Archimedia Technology, a company whose technology and applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional's desktop, TV, UHDTV, and infrastructure, today released Archimedia QuSee™ Suite, a family of tools to inspect and measure video, audio, and metadata for broadcast, postproduction, A/V, mastering, and distribution. Working in tandem with the Archimedia Master Player, the Archimedia QuSee Suite brings validation and verification functions to the desktop, allowing users to perform quality tests on actual files rather than on processed SDI streams created from those files.
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September Executive Strategy Webcast
To most technical types inside the television community, the term "digital" refers to serial digital video in facilities, digital compression on contribution and distribution links, or ATSC digital terrestrial transmission to the home. However, to most people outside the industry, and to a growing number of people inside the industry, digital television now means professional video content delivered over a network that features a one-to-one connection between the content and the consumer. Today digital television means video over the Internet, otherwise known by the popular colloquialism "over-the-top" (OTT). Soon, as major cable operators execute strategies to convert their cable systems to all IP and all unicast, this definition of digital will eventually apply to multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) as well. As it has in other industries such as music and print, digital has come to mean a radical new way of distribution, with new capabilities and challenges.
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British Companies Bring Broadcast Innovation to the World
IBC – Largest International Broadcast and Electronic Media Trade Fair – Welcomes UK Trade Pavilions with more Than 50 Exhibitors
Stands 4.A61 and 8.B38j – As the country responsible for the inventions of radio, television and the web, Britain continues to lead the world with innovative and effective new technologies and techniques. British companies large and small continue to innovate, and sell their products on the global stage. To help them bring their offerings to the widest possible market, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is once more providing support for British exhibitors at IBC 2014, to be held in Amsterdam 12-16 September. The venture is sponsored by techUK and managed by export outreach specialists Tradefair.
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Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014
News: Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014Continual Advancements Enable Video Pros to Stay Ahead in a Rapidly Evolving Industry
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today announced plans to significantly update Adobe Creative Cloud video desktop apps and Adobe Anywhere for video. These new capabilities, coming soon, build on Adobe’s industry-leading integration across video workflows enabling video professionals to create, collaborate and deliver high quality productions across multiple screens. Key updates include powerful new media and project management tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; a refreshed user-interface across all Adobe video desktop apps; and more streamlined production workflows empowering video professionals to edit more efficiently.
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ZOOsubs Cloud-Based Subtitling Benefits Five of The Six Major Hollywood Studios
ZOO Digital, provider of cloud-based media production services, announces that its ZOOsubs subtitling services and platform are being used to localize feature films and TV titles for five of the six major Hollywood studios.
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Christie 4K Technology Brings Filmmakers’ Vision into Sharper Focus at the Toronto International Film Festival
News: Christie 4K Technology Brings Filmmakers’ Vision into Sharper Focus at the Toronto International Film FestivalA Festival Sponsor for 14 Consecutive Years, Christie Helps Filmmakers Share Their Vision with Dazzling Clarity
Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, brings the 39th Annual Toronto International Film Festival®* into sharper focus this year by lighting up an expanded list of venues with Christie 4K-resolution digital cinema projection. With 4K submissions to the festival having doubled from 2013, Christie, the official projection sponsor for 14 consecutive years, will offer 4K screening capability at Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre, The Elgin Theatre's Visa Screening Room and Ryerson Theatre. All TIFF Bell Lightbox cinemas also feature Christie 4K projection.
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yU+co Crafts Thoughtful Yet Provocative Title Sequence For HBO’s “The Leftovers”
News: yU+co Crafts Thoughtful Yet Provocative Title Sequence For HBO’s “The Leftovers”Religious Symbolism Subtly Plays Out Over A Fresco Painting In Enticing Animated Show Open To New, Thought-Provoking Series
The new HBO series “The Leftovers” asks many big questions about the meaning of life, the existence of God and the future of the human race. Likewise for the show’s main title sequence in which show creators Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) and writer Tom Perrotta turned to the award-winning creative studio yU+co. and Creative Director Garson Yu to create a concept that matched the ambitions of the show.
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Archiware and Object Matrix Team Up for Data Security
Archiware, manufacturer of the data management software suite Archiware P5, and Object Matrix, vendor of object based nearline storage MatrixStore, have joint forces to offer media companies a comprehensive solution for protecting their valuable assets.
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Agenda Set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet
The stage show agenda has now been set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place during IBC2014 on Sunday, 14 September 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam, NL. The SuperMeet agenda will feature film editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey as well as user driven presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, iZotope, Atomos, and HP. Tickets to the the Amsterdam SuperMeet can be purchased at the SuperMeet website. Doors open at 16:30 and SuperMeet stage show begins at 19:00.
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Big companies can't be nimble? Don't tell Sony Pictures Imageworks. They turned around 88 shots for Marvel's instant classic, Guardians of the Galaxy -- plus a complete digital character -- in just two months. VFX Supervisor Pete Travers says it's the fastest they've ever worked on a project like this, and a sterling example of both the creative advantages that come with scale, and the richness of the Marvel multiverse.
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Sometimes it might seem that colorists are all about stylized treatments and extreme color correction, but Aidan Stanford's work on season five of Modern Family is all about maintaining realism and hiding all the tricks in the background. Making the jump from film color timing into digital hasn't been easy, but Aidan has found a way to utilize his film skills in the digital world, turning around episodes in a day using his favorite tools in DaVinci Resolve.
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Last Saturday morning, I had the pleasure of visiting Neil Smith, CEO of LumaForge and Marketing Manager, Kahlani Leon, for a presentation of some new video collaboration tools. Neil is not just another ordinary video reseller. He has a background in digital computing that spans decades, having sold the famous...
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Top-flight videos fuel the JetBlue brand
Airline’s in-house video team uses Adobe Creative Cloud to tell stories that engage and inspire crewmembers and customers JetBlue Airways began flying in 2000 with a promise “to bring humanity back to air travel.” That commitment is the backbone of the airline’s external brand, as well as its internal culture;...
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