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Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level Hires
News: Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level HiresCreative Content Agency Adds Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung
Bonfire Labs has continued to grow its in-house capabilities, adding three new hires to accommodate burgeoning client demand and enhance its staff infrastructure. Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung have all joined Bonfire, adding experience, creativity and talent to an already impressive Bonfire team.
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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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Award-Winning Editor Lucas Eskin Joins Cut+Run
News: Award-Winning Editor Lucas Eskin Joins Cut+RunCut+Run is excited to announce that award-winning editor Lucas Eskin has joined the company. His first project at Cut+Run is a spot for the Newport Beach Film Festival via agency RPA and directed by Tom Routson of TOOL.
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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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Sound Devices Hosts Lineup of Renowned Industry Professionals at its Booth During NAB 2014
Hear from the Pros as They Discuss Today’s World of Audio and Video Production
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, will host several presentations from leading industry professionals at its booth throughout the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546).
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Solid State Logic Demonstrates IP Audio Networking Technology for Broadcast Production at NAB 2014
SSL Leads the Way With Forward Thinking Audio Routing for Broadcast Production
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading provider of tools for creative audio professionals, is demonstrating how IP Audio Networking can deliver significant feature benefits and cost optimisation in audio routing systems for broadcast production at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2317). The insightful demonstration serves as a launch for SSL’s new ‘Network I/O’ broadcast audio interface range and shows how the new product line and SSL digital broadcast consoles can be elegantly interfaced with devices from more than 75 different manufacturers using a Dante IP Audio Network.
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Cinesite Montréal Welcomes Chloë Grysole As General Manager
News: Cinesite Montréal Welcomes Chloë Grysole As General ManagerWins Contract for X-Men: Days of Future Past, in addition to The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Cinesite is proud to announce that Chloë Grysole has joined as the General Manager of their newly opened Montréal studio, and with her the start of two major productions.
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Big Block Design Group Creates Epic Main Title and Show Open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"
News: Big Block Design Group Creates Epic Main Title and Show Open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"BBDG Pays Tribute To Carl Sagan In A Stunning Vision of the Galaxy
Big Block Design Group (BBDG) designed and created the main title and show open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," the long-awaited follow-up to "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," Carl Sagan’s profound and iconic exploration of the universe.
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HOBO Brings Cinema Sound To Top Shows For Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, Food Network, National Geographic And More
News: HOBO Brings Cinema Sound To Top Shows For Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, Food Network, National Geographic And MoreAudio Work Heard On “Gold Rush,” “My Dirty Little Secret,” And Upcoming Series On Newly Rebranded American Heroes Channel
What do the cable reality shows “Gold Rush,” “Mysteries at the Museum” and “My Dirty Little Secret” have in common? Besides being hugely successful for Discovery, Travel Channel and Investigation Discovery, respectively, all benefit from a creative partnership with HOBO, the audio post-production house bringing a cinematic sound experience to the small screen.
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Footage.net to Showcase Stock Footage Partner Resources at NAB 2014
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will feature a diverse group of its stock footage content partners at its NAB exhibit, giving NAB attendees a chance to learn more about the world-class footage collections currently available for search and screening through Footage.net.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, will spotlight a number of its key stock footage partner companies as part of its exhibit at NAB, set to take place on April 7 -10, 2014. As a resource to creatives worldwide, Footage.net will be on hand to meet with NAB attendees, answer questions about finding and using the world’s best stock footage source material and provide an introduction to the outstanding footage collections available for search and screening through its website.
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AmberFin Appoints JB&A as Distribution Partner in the US
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, today announced it has appointed Jeff Burgess and Associates (JB&A) as a distribution partner in the US.
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Final Cut Pro X Bristol Effect Release on FxFactory
Bristol from SUGARfx was Designed for Exclusive Use in FCP X.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Bristol to its extensive family of SUGARfx plugins. A sleek and stylish animated 3D theme, Bristol uses 15 animated elements that can be completely customized to fit any project. Use main titles, multiple screen bumpers, title generators and transition elements to create anything from a clean, monochromatic look to a design with a wild color combination that fits the mood of any project. Bristol from SUGARfx was designed for exclusive use in FCP X.
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LumaForge, Canon USA , Seiki and Corning Inc. to Demonstrate High Performance 4K/UHDTV Workflow
Combining the 4K resolution of Canon’s EOS C500 camera with the stunning detail of Seiki’s 65-inch UHDTV and Corning’s optical Thunderbolt™ cabling, LumaForge will demonstrate a high performance 4K video workflow at the annual HPA Tech Retreat.
At the annual Tech Retreat of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) to be held in Palm Springs on February 17th through 21st, 2014, LumaForge, Canon, Seiki and Corning will present a highly efficient and cost-effective 4K workflow for the capture, finishing and display of UHDTV content.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Presents 2014 Golden Reel Awards
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony held at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Star Wars creator George Lucas presented the annual MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound. The evening also featured a Special Tribute to sound pioneer Ray Dolby, introduced by MPSE Career Achievement winner Walter Murch.
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Cache-A Shows LTO-Tape Archiving Innovations At 2014 HPA Tech Retreat
Breakthrough archiving advances deliver productivity gains and better insurance policies to content owners
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning LTO archiving appliances, will showcase the latest innovations in LTO-tape archiving that support enhanced productivity and deliver greater levels of asset protection, at the 2014 HPA Tech Retreat, Feb 17-21, Indian Wells, CA. Highlights include: enhanced interchange and delivery capabilities; Pro-Cache610, a turbo-charged version of the company’s flagship Pro-Cache6 LTO-6 archive appliance; and Simul-Copy™, Cache-A’s fast LTO-tape duplication and verification capability.
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Adobe Wins Emmy® Award for Video Recommendations System
Award Recognizes Role of Adobe Technology in Personalizing Video Content
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will recognize the company with a 2013 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for the role of its technology in Personalized Recommendations for Video Discovery. Adobe is receiving the award for developing the first recommendations system, which outlined the fundamental concepts of personalizing information for consumers as they search for and discover video content. The company was honored during a ceremony at the International Consumer Electronics Show on January 9, 2014.
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Syfy Kicks Off January 2014 With Seven New And Returning Original Series Including "Helix" from Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
News: Syfy Kicks Off January 2014 With Seven New And Returning Original Series Including "Helix" from Executive Producer Ronald D. MooreSyfy will kick off 2014 with seven new and returning original series in January including Helix from Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) – a two episode premiere with limited commercial interruptions airing on Friday, January 10 at 10/9c – and Opposite Worlds, the competition reality event – the channel’s first weekly live series broadcast – debuting on Tuesday, January 21 at 10/9c.
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TBD Post Plans for the Future with Facilis TerraBlock
News: TBD Post Plans for the Future with Facilis TerraBlockLocated in the heart of Austin, TX, TBD Post delivers creative editorial, color grading and finishing for commercials, TV series and independent films. Since its inception in 2011, the boutique shop has collaborated on campaigns for brands such as the NHL, IBM, Shiner Beer and Verizon Wireless; TV shows for A&E, TLC, TNT and the Discovery Channel; and indie films like "An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story." One of TBD Post's latest undertakings - a MySpace "Portfolio" campaign featuring short films with artists Hit-Boy, Ace Da God, Findlay and Amadéus - debuted in October 2013. To streamline the storage and management of media for all of these projects, TBD Post depends on a Facilis TerraBlock.
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Radley Remakes the Globe for Discovery
News: Radley Remakes the Globe for DiscoveryAfter repeatedly delivering the wonders of the world to the comfort of the living room for Discovery, Radley has launched its most ambitious collaboration yet: a complete rebrand of the network. The agency handled all design, animation, sound and production for seven on-air 3D packages totaling more than 400 deliverables: vibrant graphic explosions centered upon an ever-changing globe careening through snakes, sharks, ice, flames, hails of bullets, and other unreal elements of the constantly changing world at the heart of Discovery’s identity.
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AmberFin Announces New Version of iCR with New Transcode Farm Control Capabilities, Increased Throughput and ‘Best in Breed’ Quality Control
News: AmberFin Announces New Version of iCR with New Transcode Farm Control Capabilities, Increased Throughput and ‘Best in Breed’ Quality ControlAmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has today announced the introduction of the latest version of its iCR (Intelligent Content Repurposing) software platform. Already shipping globally, version 9.7 of iCR offers extended Avid integration, simplifying ingest and transcode processes within an Avid environment. Simultaneously, it provides enhanced quality and throughput for mezzanine formats such as ProRes, DNxHD and MPEG2. It supports additional codecs and wrappers as well as introducing new ‘best of breed’ function-specific UQC (Unified Quality Control) plug-ins.
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AmberFin Announces New Transcode Farm Controller & Network Licence Server for iCR
New enterprise-class features support business growth in a fluid file-based media landscape
In an environment where leading analyst house, IHS Electronics and Media reports a continued global reduction in TV sales against predicted major increases in file transcoding resources where the real winner will be in multi-format transcoding needed for multi-screen OTT distribution, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has introduced new enterprise-class features for iCR, the company's file-based content ingest and transcoding system.
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Moxie Pictures Director Henry Lu Explores Unknown Habitats For Google
News: Moxie Pictures Director Henry Lu Explores Unknown Habitats For GoogleMoxie Pictures director Henry Lu pushes forward on the quest for progressive discovery in the new :90 “Dr Julian Bayliss: The Lost Forest of Mount Mabu” for Google out of 72andSunny. The docu-style spot features the driven scientist and explorer Dr. Julian Bayliss, who utilizes Google Earth to uncover Mozambique’s lost forest of Mount Mobu and the sundry of undiscovered species living there. The web film, airing on the Google Stories YouTube channel, concludes with the Google tagline, “Search On.”
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Digital Production Partnership: Will It Meet Its Deadline?
Amberfin Cto Concerned By Widespread Lack Of Implementation Strategy: Warns That Dpp Is Not An ‘Off-The-Shelf’ Solution
“The Digital Production Partnership’s (DPP) self-imposed deadline where file-based content delivery becomes the preferred exchange format for almost all major UK broadcasters is less than a year away and still most facilities and production companies are a long way from finalizing their DPP adoption strategies,” so says Bruce Devlin, Chief Technology Officer at AmberFin, a company that has developed an area of specialism in the creation and support of DPP-compliant file-based workflows.
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Toolfarm Announces Worldwide Distribution Partnership with FXHOME
Partnership to significantly expand the availability of popular FXHOME software, including newly released HitFilm 2 Ultimate for Mac
Toolfarm, the world’s largest reseller of motion graphics, visual effects and 3D plug-ins for the global creative community, announced today a worldwide distribution partnership with FXHOME, further enhancing its vast catalog of quality digital media tools for the media and entertainment industry. Toolfarm will carry FXHOME's software line of still image and video products, including its popular HitFilm 2 Ultimate software, which offers unique 3D compositing, visual effects and video editing software for creative filmmakers. Previously only available on the Windows platform, this distribution agreement unveils the release of HitFilm 2 for the Macintosh platform, available immediately.
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NuContext Creative Names Michael Rola as New Executive Director of Integrated Marketing; Rola Had Been Walt Disney Studios' Director, Integrated Marketing & Synergy
News: NuContext Creative Names Michael Rola as New Executive Director of Integrated Marketing; Rola Had Been Walt Disney Studios' Director, Integrated Marketing & SynergyNuContext Creative, a multi-award winning entertainment marketing agency, has named Michael Rola as the company’s new Executive Director of Integrated Marketing. In his new position, Rola will be responsible for creating and executing branded entertainment and movie studio integration campaigns for NuContext Creative and their clients. Angela Guice, Founder/Executive Producer, NuContext Creative, made the announcement.
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U.S. Premiere of DOC MARTIN, Series 6 Exclusively on Acorn TV Beginning October 7th
"Best British TV" Streaming Service Debuts the Highly Anticipated New Season of the #1 Dramedy Only a Month After Its UK Premiere
Acorn TV is Also Featuring the Premieres of the Newest Seasons of Hit Detective Dramas VERA Starring Two-Time Oscar(R) Nominee Brenda Blethyn and ABOVE SUSPICION Starring Kelly Reilly and Ciaran Hinds
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StorageDNA's DNA Evolution 3.1 Delivers Powerful Search and Browse, and Broadcast Data Exchange Support
LTO LTFS Archive-Retrieval Solution Adds Media Asset Management Capabilities and Support for Broadcast Deliverables to Help Streamline Production and Post Workflows
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent storage and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced version 3.1 of its revolutionary LTO LTFS archive-retrieval workflow solution, DNA Evolution™. The company will highlight DNA Evolution 3.1 at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC2013) taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on September 12 – 17, 2013. Version 3.1 improves the built-in mini-media asset manager (miniMAM) with enhanced search and browse features to help users quickly find and restore digital assets, and supports LTFS-based network delivery formats, such as Discovery Channel and the BBC, providing easier data exchange.
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Films at 59 Chooses StorageDNA’s LTO/LTFS Solution for Advanced Restore and Conform Workflows
Award-winning post house increases LTO LTFS archive speeds by 92% with DNA Evolution
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent storage and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced that Films at 59 has implemented its flagship solution, DNA Evolution™. The award-winning post production facility is leveraging the solution’s automated processes to streamline its demanding file-based workflow with a faster and more reliable archive-retrieval process to save time and storage costs for their clients.
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Berklee College of Music Partners with iZotope
Berklee chooses iZotope software for audio production facilities
Berklee College of Music, a leading educator in contemporary music and audio technology, has chosen iZotope, a research-driven audio technology company, to outfit its lab and studio facilities with industry leading software products. In addition, iZotope will partner with Berklee for educational events and training opportunities.
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Final Cut Pro X Swoosh Transitions Released by FxFactory
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, has just released SUGARfx Swoosh, a completely customizable plugin developed exclusively for Final Cut Pro(R) X. Accessible in the Transitions, Generators and Titles browsers under the SUGARfx Swoosh category or under the "Swoosh" keyword in the Themes browser, Swoosh is an easy to use, versatile template that brings a cohesive graphic look to any project. Editors can simply drag-and-drop the element of choice, such as looping backgrounds, title pages, lower thirds and transitions, then customize.
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Final Cut Pro X Luminaire Lighting Effects Released by FxFactory
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Luminaire by SUGARfx, available now in FxFactory. Luminaire is a set of six matte-controllable and completely customizable lighting effect plugins, developed exclusively for Final Cut Pro(R) X. Editors can simply drag and drop the desired Luminaire filter onto a video clip and customize effects for a unique look. Offering a wide variety of easy to understand parameters and the interactive On Screen Controls (OSC), Luminaire makes adding special lighting effects simple.
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iZotope Announces RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced
The fastest, easiest way to repair and restore audio
iZotope Inc., a research-driven audio technology company, has announced an update to its flagship audio repair suite,RX®. Ideal for audio engineers, post production professionals, broadcasters, podcasters, archivists, forensic specialists, videographers and more, the new RX 3 rescues troubled audio to save it from the cutting room floor.
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Wild Wrecks, Old Rivalries, Failing Equipment, and Wicked Winter Storms…"HIGHWAY THRU HELL" Hits the Road for Season 2, Sept. 3 on Discovery
News: Wild Wrecks, Old Rivalries, Failing Equipment, and Wicked Winter Storms…"HIGHWAY THRU HELL" Hits the Road for Season 2, Sept. 3 on Discovery– Return to the Coq for a Season 1 Marathon on Mon., Sept. 2 beginning at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT – – New season will also feature four special “RELOADED” episodes featuring bonus content, production factoids, viewer Tweets, and more –
With bigger rigs and wilder wrecks, Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue is returning to the Coquihalla Highway and "HIGHWAY THRU HELL" for an all-new, expanded second season, premieringTuesday, September 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery.
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Mistika Warms-Up Active Volcano Scenes At BTV Post In Stunning Documentary “Lava Land” In Multiple Formats For Electric Sky
News: Mistika Warms-Up Active Volcano Scenes At BTV Post In Stunning Documentary “Lava Land” In Multiple Formats For Electric SkyMistika is hot in post in Hawaii-based film for Discovery, Sky and The Weather Channel
3D Specialist BTV Post chose Mistika for the grading, online finishing, re-versioning and digital mastering of four spectacular documentary films titled "Lava Land" for Electric Sky in high frame-rates and multi-dimensional platform deliveries in HD, 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
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Envy Post Production Selects Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Rapid Delivery of High Res Long and Short Form Programming
News: Envy Post Production Selects Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Rapid Delivery of High Res Long and Short Form ProgrammingEase and Brand-ability of Cloud-based Solution Helps Leading Post Production House Automate Workflows and Collaborate Better with Clients
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that leading post production house Envy Post Production has become yet another major UK broadcast content company to adopt Media Shuttle™ hybrid SaaS file transfer solution to move large files securely among its business partners and global customer base. Responding to its client needs, Envy Post has standardized on Media Shuttle because of its ease-of-use, the ability to be seamlessly branded and because it is today’s smartest way to move and share large files.
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NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual Computing
News: NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual ComputingQuadro K6000 Tackles Most Complex Visual Computing Problems – From Tapping Vast New Energy Sources to Animating Monster Fur
NVIDIA today unveiled the visual computing industry’s new flagship technology – the NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 GPU, the fastest and most capable GPU ever built.
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Troika Creates The BET Awards ‘13 Identity
News: Troika Creates The BET Awards ‘13 IdentityAgency Develops Logo, Multi-Platform Marketing Assets, Awards Package for Cable’s #1 Awards Show
BET Networks has tapped brand consultancy & creative agency Troika to develop the identity for their top-rated show, the BET Awards ‘13. The identity was featured throughout BET’s out-of-home, on-air, and digital promotional campaign leading up to the Awards, and culminated with the 13th Annual BET Awards on June 30th.
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JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Camera Saves WWSB Thousands in Satellite Truck Costs With One Assignment
News: JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Camera Saves WWSB Thousands in Satellite Truck Costs With One AssignmentFlorida Station Provides Live Coverage from Wallenda’s Arizona Tightrope Walk
Sarasota, Fla., resident Nik Wallenda gained national attention last month when he completed a 1,400-foot-long tightrope walk across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The event was shown live on the Discovery Channel on June 23, but WWSB, an ABC affiliate based in Sarasota (DMA #14), used the built-in streaming capabilities of the JVC GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news camera to provide live coverage of press conferences and other events from Arizona for Wallenda’s hometown fans.
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Beyond International Relies On Aspera High-Speed Transfer To Power Global Production Workflows
Aspera transfers full-resolution content between production teams enabling global workflows for highly rated shows
Booth #5G2-05 — Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Beyond International, a leading global production company with over 3900 hours of global television to its credit, has expanded its deployment of Aspera’s high-speed fasp™ technology for production of hit shows such as "MythBusters", "Selling Houses", "Deadly Women", "Behind Mansion Walls" and "Toy Box."
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DuArt Names Craig Gordon Senior Editor
News: DuArt Names Craig Gordon Senior EditorAward-Winning Editor Brings Accomplished Capabilities to Renowned New York City Post House
DuArt, New York City’s comprehensive video, digital media, and film post facility, announced that it has added Craig Gordon as Senior Editor.
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New Lens Flare Plugins for Final Cut Pro X Released by FxFactory
News:  New Lens Flare Plugins for Final Cut Pro X Released by FxFactoryNoise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, now offers SUGARfx Xflare through its plugin platform FxFactory. What was once an undesired side effect from sunrays filtering through lenses is now a widely popular look. The powerful plugin, designed exclusively for use with Final Cut Pro X, lets editors add completely customizable lens flare effects to footage. Users can achieve the desired look within just a few seconds by selecting one of the many presets and dropping it onto the clip like any other effect. The easy-to-use parameters and on-screen controls allow editors to make precise adjustments to the flare.
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LA's Stun Creative Shoots and Produces New 2013 Summer Campaign for Bravo Media: Fourth Annual "Summer By Bravo" Brand Campaign Stars Over 30 Bravolebrities and One Monkey
News: LA's Stun Creative Shoots and Produces New 2013 Summer Campaign for Bravo Media: Fourth Annual "Summer By Bravo" Brand Campaign Stars Over 30 Bravolebrities and One MonkeyStun Creative, an award winning advertising agency and production company based in LA, has produced and shot the new 2013 summer promotional campaign for client Bravo Media. The new work marks the fourth-annual “Summer by Bravo” multi-platform promotional campaign produced by Stun, and celebrates the network’s pop culture brand and its upcoming original programming.
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Proper Television, One of Canada's Premier Production Houses, Expands Its EditShare System to Handle Booming Business
News: Proper Television, One of Canada's Premier Production Houses, Expands Its EditShare System to Handle Booming BusinessEditShare XStream, Flow, Ark Disk and Ark Tape are the backbone of the Toronto-based company’s reality and documentary programming successes
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that Proper Television, one of Canada’s most in-demand creators of reality and documentary programming, has expanded its EditShare system with the purchase of additional EditShare storage and products.
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MAXON Announces Presence at Inaugural Collider Conference
3D VFX/Motion Graphics Designers – Joe Herman and Dave Glanz – Share Insights Into How MAXON CINEMA 4D Helps Solve Complex Production Challenges
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced its presence at the Collider Conference, June 9 – 11, 2013, at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.
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SES Platform Services Selects AmberFin iCR to Provide Media Ingest, Transcode and Unified Quality Control
News: SES Platform Services Selects AmberFin iCR to Provide Media Ingest, Transcode and Unified Quality ControliCR Placed at Heart of Germany’s First Dedicated Playout Centre
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, has announced the completion of a project that sees its iCR software platform integrated within the workflow at SES Platform Services’ broadcast playout centre in Munich, Germany. On this demanding project, AmberFin has worked closely with its German channel partner, Wiesbaden-based Netorium.
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Washington, DC Gets Unique Post House
News: Washington, DC Gets Unique Post HouseAll before officially opening its doors, Capital Audio Post completed the sound editing and mixing for a three part mini-series (“Heroes of Hell's Highway”) for the Discovery Channel, four shows for National Geographic (“Big Cats”, two episodes of “Empire Wars”, and “American Tiger”), and two “DC Cupcakes” episodes for TLC. Now in its first year of business, veteran audio mixers Frank Scheuring and Chip Sovek recently launched Capital Audio Post – a unique post-production facility located in Merrifield, Virginia – a stone’s throw from the Capital Beltway circling Washington, DC.
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Buster Beefs Up Creative Talent Roster
News: Buster Beefs Up Creative Talent RosterJoseph Kiely Named Executive Creative Director for On-Air Design, While Neville Burtis Named Executive Creative Director for BusterINK
Design and animation studio Buster has beefed up its creative talent roster by naming Joseph Kiely as the company’s new Executive Creative Director for motion graphics, and Neville Burtis as Executive Creative Director of the agency’s print, outdoor and digital division, BusterINK. Both men report to Buster’s Chief Creative Officer / Executive Producer Jonas Morganstein. Brad Roth and Mark Feldstein, principals of Stun Creative, the parent company of Buster, made the announcement.
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Oblivion 3D Motion Graphics Design Team Innovates With MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Oblivion 3D Motion Graphics Design Team Innovates With MAXON CINEMA 4DIn-Camera and On-Screen Visual Effects Sequences Define Futuristic Tone of Universal Pictures’ New Action-Adventure
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that an award-winning team of motion graphics designers and animators leveraged the company’s popular CINEMA 4D software application to visualize and design the complex in-camera and on-screen motion-graphics sequences in Universal Pictures’ "Oblivion".
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Master Revolution: DVnor Builds File-based Media Facility Around AmberFin Ingest, Transcoding and QC Technology
News: Master Revolution: DVnor Builds File-based Media Facility Around AmberFin Ingest, Transcoding and QC TechnologyAmberFin iCR Opens Doors to New Ways of Working at Leading Scandinavian Media Facility
Leading Scandinavian media facility, Oslo-based DVnor, has announced the successful completion of an infrastructure expansion project which sees it basing its digital file-based workflows on the AmberFin iCR software platform. Established in 2005 as a mastering facility to support the production of physical media such as DVD and Blu-ray in the local Norwegian market, DVnor’s adoption of file-based workflows enables the media facility to efficiently create file-based masters. These masters are subsequently transcoded into a number of formats to service Scandinavian customers such as iTunes, Netflix and IPTV VOD service providers. On this project, AmberFin has worked closely with its regional channel partner, Danmon Norge.
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Cool Running For Sound Devices On Frozen Planet
News: Cool Running For Sound Devices On Frozen Planet744T and MixPre Lend Incredible Audio to Nature Documentary Series
As a location sound recordist specializing in capturing wildlife and natural history audio, Chris Watson has traveled all over the world, enduring some of the most extreme climates and harshest working conditions on Earth to get compelling sound. For his work on Frozen Planet, the BAFTA award-winning documentary series co-produced by the BBC and the Discovery Channel, he turned to Sound Devices 744T Recorder and MixPre Compact Field Mixer for his portable audio recording needs.
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Northern Lights Promotes Jacob Condon To Editor
News: Northern Lights Promotes Jacob Condon To EditorBi-Costal (NY/LA) editorial house Northern Lights has promoted Jacob Condon to editor. Condon’s story-driven editorial style can be seen in work for top networks including Discovery, TruTV, TBS, Lifetime, Cloo and A&E. He has been with Northern Lights since coming on board as an assistant in 2006, and has steadily worked his way up to editor, cutting a range of broadcast promo projects as well as advertising and branded content assignments for top brands such as Lancome and Western Union. Condon’s creative, detail-oriented and collaborative approach has brought him numerous repeat clients for projects in broadcast and digital content alike.
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Saints LA Contributes 145 VFX Shots to "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" From Paramount Pictures
News: Saints LA Contributes 145 VFX Shots to "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" From Paramount PicturesSaints LA, a full-service visual effects house, specializing in the creation of visual imagery for feature films, TV commercials, television programs, promos, web content, and music videos, has delivered 145 VFX shots to Paramount Pictures’ “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” which was released in theaters March 28th.
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Great Pacific Television’s “Highway thru Hell” Completes Shooting Season 2 Of The Wildly Successful Discovery Channel Television Documentary Series
News: Great Pacific Television’s “Highway thru Hell” Completes Shooting Season 2 Of The Wildly Successful Discovery Channel Television Documentary SeriesA sincere thank you to the show’s partners for a successful and safe season
After more than four and half months of field work and collecting more than 2000 hours of footage, Great Pacific Television is pleased to announce that they have completed filming the second season of “Highway Thru Hell”. Shooting recently wrapped on the 13 episode Discovery Channel Canada series, which has been dubbed “the most realistic” show on TV.
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AIR Music Technology Licenses iZotope Radius for Inclusion in Ignite
iZotope, a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, has licensed Radius to AIR Music Technology for inclusion in Ignite. Ignite, a desktop recording and creative software solution, is for musicians looking to capture ideas quickly and easily with M-Audio, Akai Pro and Alesis MIDI keyboard controllers. Radius, a time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithm, will provide Ignite users with even more control over their creative workflow.
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NAB2013: Cei To Represent Hybrid’s Trackless 3D Virtual Studio Solution In The Americas
News: NAB2013: Cei To Represent Hybrid’s Trackless 3D Virtual Studio Solution In The AmericasHybrid and CEI announce dealer agreement focused on affordable NEON virtual studio solution with real-time virtual camera motion
Hybrid, a leading provider of real-time graphics and robotic camera systems, has signed a dealer agreement with Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI)—a leading systems integration firm in Newington, VA—to represent the Hybrid brand in the Americas, with particular focus on Hybrid’s Neon trackless 3D virtual studio solution. CEI will provide sales and technical support for Hybrid’s line of virtual studio and robotic camera products.
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Rock Legends, Primetime TV And Universities Rely On Cache-A To Safeguard Their Treasured Assets
News: Rock Legends, Primetime TV And Universities Rely On Cache-A To Safeguard Their Treasured AssetsBooth #SL11109 – Cache-A Corporation (http://www.cache-a.com), manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, today revealed details of how its LTFS LTO-tape-based archive appliances, are being used by major TV broadcasters, in on-set production environments, higher education and rock legends, to safeguard the increasing amounts of data and video-related media they generate. Cache-A is showing its full LTO-6 product range at NAB 2013, Las Vegas, at Cache-A Booth #SL11109.
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Cache-A Unveils Trailblazing Archiving Features At NAB 2013
Fast simultaneous LTFS copies and operational enhancements make Cache-A archiving even more productive for media and entertainment users
Booth #SL11109 – Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances for the media and entertainment industries, will unveil a set of new, trailblazing productivity features that make archiving even faster and more efficient, as it debuts its complete range of LTO-6 LTFS appliances, at NAB 2013 (Cache-A Booth #SL11109), Las Vegas.
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Popular Reality Television Series Increases Archive and Restore Speeds with LTO/LTFS Media Archive Solution from StorageDNA
Producers of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” save time and money with digital workflow solution, DNA Evolution
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent storage and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced that Authentic Entertainment has achieved a significant performance increase along with substantial cost and time savings with its flagship archive and retrieval workflow solution, DNA Evolution™.
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AmberFin Offers Solution To Simplify The Complexity Of Captioning Workflows to Meet New FCC Regulation
News: AmberFin Offers Solution To Simplify The Complexity Of Captioning Workflows to Meet New FCC RegulationAt NAB 2013, on booth SU8505, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses will demonstrate how new enhancements to its iCR software help meet the new FCC regulation mandating that all video content broadcast on television in the US now requires captions when it is distributed over Internet Protocol (IP).
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Cinerama Restores Films with Boris Continuum Complete’s Flicker Fixer
BCC Flicker Fixer Removes Flicker, Emulsion Blotching, Artifacting, and Image Weaving
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that David Strohmaier, Restoration Producer for Cinerama, Inc., is using Boris Continuum Complete’s Flicker Fixer in Adobe After Effects to remove flicker, emulsion blotching, and artifacting during the film restoration process.
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SUGARfx Subtitles for Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects and Premiere Pro
Easy-to-use Subtitle plugin offers support for several subtitle formats and hundreds of international languages and fonts
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, adds SUGARfx Subtitles to its family of powerful plugins. The new versatile software allows users to add permanent subtitles to their finished movies in Final Cut Pro®, Motion, Adobe® Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. In addition to supporting a wide variety of fonts, the software is capable of handling hundreds of languages, as well as importing several subtitle formats, making it one of the most versatile subtitle tools available today. Helpful on-screen controls allow editors to easily import text and adjust font, style and color to fit the project’s style perfectly. SUGARfx Subtitles is available now on FxFactory for 49 USD.
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ShootersTV Welcomes Creative Executive Mark Finkelpearl
News: ShootersTV Welcomes Creative Executive Mark FinkelpearlShootersTV, welcomes Mark Finkelpearl, a creative executive and veteran of twenty-five years in non-fiction television, to the company as the Senior Vice President of Development and Production. The announcement was made this morning by ShootersINC President Ray Carballada, to whom Finkelpearl will report.
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Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug Now Available for Apple Final Cut Pro X
The World's Most Comprehensive Visual Effects Plug-in Collection is Now Available for FCP X and Motion 5
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated visual effects and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug (BCC 8 FxPlug) is now available for Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 in addition to Final Cut Pro 7.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug
Available Now for Final Cut Pro 7, Public Beta for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug (BCC 8 FxPlug). BCC 8 FxPlug delivers 200+ comprehensive VFX filters to Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Apple Final Cut Pro X, and Apple Motion 5. Enhanced lens flares, particles, glows, and lights and new FxPlug 2 integration headline the Version 8 release.
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BBC iPlayer Comes to Sky+
Millions of Sky homes can access their favourite BBC shows, on-demand, directly on their TV
BBC iPlayer, the BBC's video on demand service, has today launched on Sky+, bringing the best of the BBC's TV programmes directly to the living room. Up to 6.7 million homes with a Sky+HD box and broadband connection will be able to enjoy the best of the BBC on demand in a familiar, easy-to-use BBC iPlayer experience that helps audiences catch up on programmes they have missed.
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AmberFin Makes Strategic Appointments to Sustain Strong Growth in US
VP technology Simon Adler relocates to US headquarters; Company promotes Chad Rounsavall to VP of US Sales, appoints Michael Wright as Director of Key Accounts and Dietrich Cohn as Application Sales Engineer
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses announced today a number of strategic appointments and changes to the company's US team.
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CITIZEN Pictures Promotes!
News: CITIZEN Pictures Promotes!Citizen Pictures is growing and Frank Matson, President and CEO of Citizen is excited to announce four promotions within the company: Kat Higgins, Tim McOsker, Josh Dirmish, and Dustin Astrom have all become an even larger part of Citizen’s culture of innovation and excellence.
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Mel Brooks To Receive 41st AFI Life Achievement Award
News: Mel Brooks To Receive 41st AFI Life Achievement AwardAmerica's Highest Honor for a Career in Film to be Presented June 6, 2013; Tribute will Air on TNT and Turner Classic Movies
Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees, announced today the Board’s decision to honor Mel Brooks with the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Brooks at a gala tribute on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.
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Ventuz Guides a Virtual Dive at Expo 2012 in Yeosu Korea
News: Ventuz Guides a Virtual Dive at Expo 2012 in Yeosu KoreaGerman Pavilion Wins Gold Award for "Best Content Implementation" of Event Theme
Ventuz Technology, provider of high-end 3D graphics software technology played an integral role in the interactive content display for the award-winning "Seavolution" German pavilion at the World Expo Yeosu Korea 2012. The Ventuz software suite was used by German-based multimedia agency Deutsche Werbewelt to create large scale interactive installations that demonstrated an animated voyage of discovery beneath the ocean.
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Stickman Sound's Fernando Delgado Relies on Sound Devices for Reality Television Productions
News: Stickman Sound's Fernando Delgado Relies on Sound Devices for Reality Television ProductionsGear Stays On Track for Rigorous Filming Schedule
When it comes to audio recording for reality television, Stickman Sound Owner and Sound Supervisor Fernando Delgado is an expert. With a wide range of shows in production, including Design Star on HGTV, The Devil's Ride on the Discovery Channel, Top Shot on the History Channel and UFC Presents The Ultimate Fighter on FX, Delgado and his crew have come to rely on Sound Devices and its digital recorders, mixers and accessory products while working on multiple projects in the field. Armed with an arsenal of Sound Devices 788T Digital Recorders with CL-9 Linear Fader Controllers and Sound Devices 552 Field Production Mixers, Delgado and his team can handle anything their demanding slate of projects throw at them.
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Empire Investment Holdings Acquires CSS Studios
Empire Investment Holdings ("Empire") announced today that it has acquired CSS Studios, LLC (“CSS”), from Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA). CSS Studios is a holding company that owns seven distinct businesses, which together comprise the largest independent postproduction sound company in North America.
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Goldstein Douglas Entertainment Announces Distribution of the Popular TV Series "The Travel Guys"
News: Goldstein Douglas Entertainment Announces Distribution of the Popular TV Series "The Travel Guys"Cord Douglas of Goldstein Douglas Entertainment is pleased to announce that they have acquired the rights to distribute the popular Canadian Television Series “The Travel Guys”. Goldstein Douglas Entertainment will be representing the series at MIPCOM in Cannes this October, 2012.
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Captions in a File-based Workflow: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
At IBC AmberFin demonstrates how to simplify the complexity of multilingual multi-format, multi-channel captioning workflows
Since the creation of the first captioning systems in the early 1970s, technology and commercial constraints have limited most captioning workflows to the “insert them at the last minute into the broadcast chain” methodology. So, if this has worked for the last 40 years then why change now? The simple answer is economics, says one senior IBC attendee and exhibitor Bruce Devlin, Chief Technology Officer at AmberFin (http://www.amberfin/ibc2012) and co-author of the MXF specification.
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AmberFin Announces New Cost Effective Products, Partnership with Interra, and New Customer Wins at IBC 2012
Company celebrates Bruce's Shorts first anniversary with iPad giveaway competition
At IBC 2012 on stand 7.J39, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and unified quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, is making a number of significant announcements:
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At IBC AmberFin Will Highlight Quality Control’s Critical Role in Increasing File-based Workflow Efficiency
European Debuts for Multi-transcode Capabilities plus New Affordable High Quality Transcode & Ingest Devices
AmberFin (stand 7.J39), a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, comes to IBC with a simple message to media organizations – if you wish to reap the considerable efficiency and profitability opportunities offered by quality control measures within file-based workflows you must look at the issue strategically.
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Australia’s Showtime Adopts AmberFin iCR for Video File Quality Control
Unified Quality Control Provides QC Analysis on Widest Range of File Formats for Delivery to Showtime Broadcast Video Servers
In Australia, the Premium Movie Partnership has selected AmberFin’s channel partner, Quinto Communications to supply and commission the new AmberFin iCR File Player with its advanced Unified Quality Control (UQC) option for video asset checking at its Showtime Movie Channel content preparation facility, located at the Fox Studios Entertainment Quarter in Sydney.
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Emmy-Nominated BAKED FX & Award-Winning MindSmack Enter Innovative, Creative Partnership
News: Emmy-Nominated BAKED FX & Award-Winning MindSmack Enter Innovative, Creative PartnershipThe visual effects team at BAKED FX, whose work has just been nominated for an Emmy Award and an MTV Video Music Award (VMA), has entered into a unique creative partnership with MindSmack (http://www.mindsmack.tv), one of the foremost digital media production and post-production houses in New York City. The innovative collaboration partners both companies to provide design, visual effects, and extensive post-production services to the industry’s top directors, producers, production companies and ad agencies.
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Mangled Metal and Jangled Nerves – And the Elite Team of Men Who Can Conquer Both
News: Mangled Metal and Jangled Nerves – And the Elite Team of Men Who Can Conquer BothHIGHWAY THRU HELL debuts Sept. 4 on Discovery Channel. Original eight-part Canadian series spotlights the highway heroes on call to help truckers in trouble and keep vital transport highway open.
Steep hills, lethal drop-offs, killer rockslides and wicked weather. These are a trucker’s worst nightmares. But with urgent delivery deadlines and millions of dollars in cargo on the line, the Coquihalla Highway – 100 treacherous kilometres cutting through the heart of British Columbia’s Cascade Mountains – is the only way to get the job done. And when something goes wrong, this highway needs heroes. Premiereing Tuesday, September 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel, HIGHWAY THRU HELL follows the men of Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue as they fight to keep open some of the most economically important, most travelled – and most inhospitable – trucking routes in North America. An original eight-part Canadian series, HIGHWAY THRU HELL is produced by Vancouver’s Great Pacific TV.
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IKA Collective Creates Smokin’ Promo Campaign For Final Season of Showtime’s Weeds
Ian Karr Directs Three-Spot Campaign That Builds On Last Season’s Cliffhanger Finale
Entering the eighth and final season of its ground-breaking satire, “Weeds” Showtime turned to creative/production/ post boutique IKA Collective and director Ian Karr to helm a 4-spot promo campaign that cleverly builds on the cliffhanger that ended last season. The final episode left viewers not knowing whodunit, or even who was shot. In the promos, a variety of characters infiltrate the “Weeds” writers’ room and do a little story editing of their own. Everyone has an opinion. Including the janitor, the security guard and a pizza deliveryman.
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IKA Collective Signs With Peleton Entertainment For Long-Form TV Representation
Creative Production/Post Studio Also Inks Syndication Deal With AOL’s 5min Media
IKA Collective, the creative production/post studio led by director Ian Karr, has signed with Peleton Entertainment, New York, the respected television agency that specializes in the development of reality and documentary content. Some of the popular shows Peleton Entertainment are involved with include A&E’s “Hoarders” and “Dog the Bounty Hunter”; History Channel’s “Pawn Stars”; and MTV’s “Pranked.”
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BiG MACHiNE Sighting: Director Steve Petersen Crafts "Chasing UFOs" Promo For National Geographic
News: BiG MACHiNE Sighting: Director Steve Petersen Crafts "Chasing UFOs" Promo For National GeographicNational Geographic Channel recently called on visual production company BiG MACHiNE to create the launch promo for "Chasing UFOs." Introducing the show's motley trio of hosts (the skeptic, the believer, and one undecided), the cinematic promo enthralls with a fast-paced UFO chase. Led by rising television & commercial director Steve Petersen, BiG MACHiNE deployed blockbuster live-action stunts and VFX to create the epic promo.
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Multi-Talented Executive Producer Kwesi Collisson Joins MindSmack
News: Multi-Talented Executive Producer Kwesi Collisson Joins MindSmackMindSmack, the leading digital media and post-production company located in the heart of Manhattan, has added the incredibly talented and versatile Executive Producer Kwesi Collisson. A producer for feature films, broadcast television and commercial advertising for more than 15 years, Collisson brings with him extensive experience to his new leadership role at MindSmack.
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At IBC AmberFin Will Highlight Quality Control’s Critical Role in Increasing File-based Workflow Efficiency
News: At IBC AmberFin Will Highlight Quality Control’s Critical Role in Increasing File-based Workflow EfficiencyEuropean Debuts forMulti-transcode Capabilities plus New Affordable High Quality Transcode & Ingest Devices
AmberFin (stand 7.J39), a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, comes to IBC with a simple message to media organizations – if you wish to reap the considerable efficiency and profitability opportunities offered by quality control measures within file-based workflows you must look at the issue strategically.
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3net - The 24/7 3D Network From Sony, Discovery And IMAX - Announces World Premiere Of Iconic Music Series "FROM THE BASEMENT," Sunday, July 15 (9PM ET/PT)
New Season To Feature Performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Shins, Foster the People, Feist And More
3net, the joint venture 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX – will bring a new season of the seminal music program FROM THE BASEMENT to 3D viewers for the first time ever with the world television premiere Sunday, July 15 (9PM ET/PT). The six one-hour episodes – produced by lauded music producer and Radiohead's "sixth member" Nigel Godrich – will include appearances by some of the most respected artists in music today. The series kicks off on 3net with premiere episode performances by The Shins, Aimee Mann and Father John Misty.
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NHNZ improves workflows with Quantel Max and Genetic Engineering
News: NHNZ improves workflows with Quantel Max and Genetic EngineeringTop New Zealand Production Company chooses Quantel to boost throughput
New Zealand Television Production Company NHNZ has purchased a Quantel Max HD assist station with Genetic Engineering shared workflow infrastructure. The new systems enable NHNZ to further boost the productivity of its existing Quantel eQ multi-resolution editing, effects, grading and deliverables system. Quantel Max frees up eQ time by tackling tasks such as conforms, quality control and playout, allowing NHNZ to achieve maximum throughput, productivity and profitability from the creative eQ suite. NHNZ can work on multiple projects across the eQ and Max without copying media or waiting for transfers using the GenePool shared storage.
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Oishii Creative Designs High-Energy Main Titles & GraphicsPackage For Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings"
News: Oishii Creative Designs High-Energy Main Titles & GraphicsPackage For Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings"How much would you bid on an authentic Elvis Presley gold and diamond bracelet? For the new season of "Auction Kings," the popular reality TV series on Discovery Channel, creative agency Oishii Creative developed a dramatic show open and graphics package that captures the intrepid crew of Gallery 63 and the thrill of the buy and sale.
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Splice Welcomes Colorist Alexis Van Hurkman To Company's Talent Roster
News: Splice Welcomes Colorist Alexis Van Hurkman To Company's Talent RosterSplice Here® announced the addition of Colorist Alexis Van Hurkman to the company’s talent roster. Hurkman comes to Splice having recently moved from New York, where he color graded a wide diversity of projects including commercials, narrative and documentary features, shorts, and experimental pieces.
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Matrox Ships New Multichannel 3G, HD, and SD I/O Cards for Developers
Cost-Effective Matrox DSX LE3 Cards Already Designed Into Professional Products From AmberFin and EditShare
Matrox® Video Products Group today introduced the Matrox DSX LE3 family of cost-effective I/O cards for developers of video servers, broadcast graphics systems, channel-in-a-box products, and live streaming solutions. These new cards, in conjunction with the industry-leading Matrox DSX SDK, enable equipment manufacturers to create innovative, rock-solid broadcast solutions at breakthrough price points.
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Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX Now Available for Avid DS
New Vectorscope Tool, 3D Lens Flare and Film Glow Effects, Extruded Text, and Audio-Driven Effects Creation
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX (BCC 8 AVX) is now available for Avid DS. A perfect complement to Avid DS' high-end editing and finishing capabilities, BCC 8 AVX delivers nearly 200 comprehensive visual effects filters including extrusions, image restoration tools, lens flares and lights, and blurs, glows, and cinematic effects. New version 8 features include a vectorscope tool, 3D lens flare and film glow effects, extruded text, and Beat Reactor technology for audio-driven effects creation.
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AmberFin Unveils a New Version of UQC at NAB
New Cost-Effective Media Player and Announces Multi-Transcode Capabilities for iCR
At NAB 2012, on booth SU9005, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, is unveiling the newest version of UQC, the industry's first Unified Quality Control solution for content ingest and transcoding operations, and iCR Player, a new cost-effective, professional standard, media player with HD-SDI output for broadcast grade monitoring.
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Boris Graffiti Version 6 Now Available
New User Interface, 40+ New Filters, Support for 64-bit Applications
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Graffiti Version 6 is now available. Boris Graffiti is a plug-in application for sophisticated title animation inside Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, and Grass Valley EDIUS. The new Version 6 release introduces support for 64-bit applications such as Premiere Pro CS5.5 and Vegas Pro 11, adds 40+ new filters, and provides a score of user interface enhancements.
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Sachtler Takes Videographer Carl Mrozek Into the Wild
News: Sachtler Takes Videographer Carl Mrozek Into the WildWildlife videographer Carl Mrozek says that next to a good camera and lens, “the most critical equipment is my fluid head and tripod.” That’s why the first thing he packs is his Cine DSLR system from Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. “A poor choice of tripod system will undermine the best imagery shot with the best cameras and lenses every time,” he adds. “The unique problem for me is my need to combine sturdiness with mobility. This results in a contradictory, joint need for gravity and mobility in one tripod system. A very tall order. “And one that Sachtler fulfills,” he continues. “They have been boosting the capacity of smaller fluid heads while making ever sturdier and lighter tripods.
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American Film Institute Returns To The White House To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of “To Kill A Mockingbird”
AFI Brings Special Screening to the White House Followed by National Television Broadcast President Obama to Introduce Both Events
The American Film Institute (AFI), in conjunction with USA Network and Universal Pictures, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the White House on Thursday, April 5 and with the nation on Saturday, April 7. AFI was created in the White House Rose Garden in 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson set a national mandate to “bring together leading artists of the film industry, outstanding educators and young men and women who wish to pursue the art form as their life’s work.”
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New training DVD teaches news-magazine style interview lighting techniques for LED lights
News: New training DVD teaches news-magazine style interview lighting techniques for LED lightsVortex Media, a trusted source of in-depth training for video professionals, has announced the release of a new interview lighting instructional DVD entitled: "How to Set up and Shoot Awesome Interviews with LED Lights."
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SUGARfx Punchline Titles and Transitions for Final Cut Pro X
Punchline adds professional, high definition effects to any project
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, brings SUGARfx Punchline, a collection of high quality title and transition elements, to FxFactory. Designed by the SUGARfx broadcast team for Final Cut Pro X, Punchline delivers 32 high definition, professional looking effects, all customizable and easy to adjust, right within FCP X.
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Linstrom Takes Sachtler Around the World
News: Linstrom Takes Sachtler Around the WorldFor over 15 years Director/Director of Photography David Linstrom has traveled the globe shooting projects for National Geographic Channel. To be successful in this kind of shooting, he had to develop a certain set of skills, and a sleek shooting package. Whether he’s capturing images in 40-foot seas on the Southern Atlantic ocean, crossing the Sahel desert in Chad, chasing snakes in Malaysia and India or filming nudists in Brazil and Australia, one of his most important tools is always from Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. “I’ve been using their tripods my entire career,” says Linstrom. “And, I’ve used a variety of different Sachtler heads.”
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AJA Solutions Enable Edit and Online Workflow for Bandito Brothers' Navy SEAL Action Thriller "Act of Valor"
News: AJA Solutions Enable Edit and Online Workflow for Bandito Brothers' Navy SEAL Action Thriller "Act of Valor"Relativity Media and Bandito Brothers' Navy SEAL action-thriller "Act of Valor", starring active-duty Navy SEALs, took the No. 1 spot in America in its debut weekend. The film was independently produced by Bandito Brothers, an outfit known for their inventive filmmaking process, enabled by leveraging tools and technology by companies like AJA Video Systems.
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Final Effects Complete 6 AVX Released for Avid Media Composer 6
Over 110 designer effects and transitions for 64-bit Avid video editing and finishing systems
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced Final Effects Complete 6 AVX (FEC 6 AVX). FEC 6 AVX brings 110+ designer effects and transitions to Avid Media Composer 6, Symphony 6, and NewsCutter 10. The release features new transitions, audio-driven effects creation, and a new Compare Mode feature that enables editors to compare the filtered result with the unfiltered source via either a side-by-side view or a live split-screen view. Each Final Effects Complete AVX filter has been re-engineered for 64-bit operating systems.
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Viewfinder Effect for FCP X, Motion and AE Released by SUGARfx
Viewfinder HUD enhances footage with realistic screen overlays that simulate binoculars, weapon sights, old cameras and other high-tech gadgets
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Viewfinder HUD, a brand new plug-in package from SUGARfx, now available on FxFactory 3. The visual effects package includes three filters – Binoculars, Target and Viewfinder OSD – that complement any project. Viewfinder HUD is compatible with Final Cut Pro®, Motion and After Effects®.
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AmberFin to Unveil New Products at NAB 2012
AmberFin to unveil new version of UQC, new multi-transcode capabilities for iCR, and a new enterprise version of Bruce's Shorts on booth SU9005
At NAB 2012, on booth SU9005, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will unveil a new version of UQC, the world’s first Unified Quality Control solution for content ingest and transcoding operations. AmberFin will also announce new multi-transcode capabilities for iCR, the company’s file-based content ingest and transcoding system, and launch phase two of the widely popular broadcast-IT-workflow training program Bruce's Shorts which will include an enterprise version.
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