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Camera Corps Q3 Takes Centre stage at 2014 NAB Show
News: Camera Corps Q3 Takes Centre stage at 2014 NAB ShowCamera Corps reports a swarm of interest in its new Q3 compact robotic head among television production creatives attending the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters' Show in Las Vegas, April 7-10. Five years on from the launch of the multiple-award-winning Q-Ball, Q3 is completely redesigned to offer more features, greater sensitivity and higher image quality.
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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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New JVC Blu-Ray / Hard Drive Combo Decks Author, Duplicate And Record Direct-To-Disc Without a PC
News: New JVC Blu-Ray / Hard Drive Combo Decks Author, Duplicate And Record Direct-To-Disc Without a PCJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced two new models in its successful line of professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo decks. Designed to provide easy duplication and disc authoring without a PC, the SR-HD1350US and SR-HD1700US can create Blu-ray or DVDs directly from live video inputs or from video files stored on built-in hard drives. The new combo decks will be demonstrated at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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DTS and Unified Streaming Expand Support for Layered Audio to Include HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions, and Unified Streaming, a provider of cross-platform video streaming technologies, collaboratively announced today an extension of their existing relationship to incorporate the DTS Layered Audio Stream Reconstruction SDK into the Unified Streaming Platform to encompass support for HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
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DTS Announces DTS-HD Immersive Audio To Be Added To DIVX Software
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that it is partnering with DivX, an innovator of digital video solutions, to integrate DTS-HD® audio encoding and decoding into the upcoming DivX® 10 software release. This collaboration introduces the first software product that enables the creation and playback of DivX video, in HEVC up to 4K, featuring DTS-HD audio on both Windows and Mac. In addition to DivX Player and DivX Converter supporting DTS-HD audio, the latest version of DivX Web Player will also support video streaming with DTS-HD audio to any web browser.
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NAB 2014: JVC Expands ENG Live HD Streaming, Shares 4K Plans
Everyone wants to be first, especially news operations. Over the past few years, JVC Professional Products Company has introduced a number of firsts for the broadcast industry, and the 2014 NAB Show is no exception. JVC is dedicated to delivering products that help broadcasters be first on-air and first on-line, with innovative, built-in IP connectivity that encourages broadcasters to embrace the cloud and leave the microwave or satellite truck in the parking garage.
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Custom Media Solutions Relies on FOR-A Switcher for High-Profile Live Event Production
News: Custom Media Solutions Relies on FOR-A Switcher for High-Profile Live Event ProductionSpecializing in high-quality live and post production services, Custom Media Solutions has been depending on FOR-A video switchers to meet its production needs in recent years. The Georgia-based firm first purchased a FOR-A HVS-300HS switcher in 2011, bought an HVS-350HS switcher when they transitioned to full HD, and later became a user of FOR-A’s HVS-XT110 portable switcher. The company recently selected a FOR-A HVS-390HS switcher for use with its wide-ranging video production applications, including live entertainment, conferences and corporate events.
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Pre-NAB Editors' Lounge Examines How Trends In Technology Are Impacting Post-Production
News: Pre-NAB Editors' Lounge Examines How Trends In Technology Are Impacting Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post celebrated the 11th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends in post-production and what to expect at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas. Topics ranged from 4K to cloud-based technologies, and the future of the post-production professional. Moderated by Journalist Debra Kaufman, panelists included: Terence Curren (Editor/Colorist and Founder of AlphaDogs Post), Mark Raudonis (VP of Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions), Michael Kammes (Director of Technology, Key Code Media) and Ramy Katrib (CEO, Digital Film Tree).
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Jünger Audio Bridges A Gap With D*AP8 MAP
This Unique Monitoring Audio Processor is Now the Only Unit on The Market That Allows Broadcasters to Check Dolby Digital Encoded Audio Prior to Transmission.
Following Dolby's decision in 2013 to discontinue its DP570 Multichannel Audio Tool, dynamics specialist Jünger Audio is now the sole company in the world that can supply a product to fill the gap.
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Peter And Julia Benson’s Horror Feature Film ‘Death Do Us Part’ is Being Released On DVD in The United States And Canada on April 15Th
The Film Will Screen At Vancouver’s Rio Theatre on April 6th at 6:30 p.m.
The married duo of Peter and Julia Benson are pleased to announce the release of their horror feature film ‘Death Do Us Part’ on DVD in the United States and Canada on April 15th, 2014. Along with starring in the film, Julia and Peter also wrote and produced ‘Death Do Us Part’ with Ryan Copple. Anchor Bay Entertainment is distributing the film in the U.S. and Raven Banner Entertainment is handling the Canadian release. The film will also play at the Rio theatre on April 6th at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 in advance.
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U.S. Bank Arena Upgrades Hockey Coverage to HD with Broadcast Pix Granite X Integrated Production System
News: U.S. Bank Arena Upgrades Hockey Coverage to HD with Broadcast Pix Granite X Integrated Production SystemWhen Jim Plummer, technical director for the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, was shopping for a new production switcher at the 2013 NAB Show, he kept coming back to Broadcast Pix™ integrated production switchers. His choice became even easier when he won a Flint™ system during the show, which the arena upgraded to a Granite™ X.
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Acorn TV's Record-Breaking Year With Exclusive North American Premieres of Hit British Mysteries and Dramas
'Best British TV' Streaming Service Triples Subscribers and Grows 475% in Weekly Views
With the growing excitement surrounding British television and its reputation for brilliant casts, sumptuous costumes and well-written storylines, Acorn TV, the first streaming service focused on the best of British TV in North America, achieves a record-breaking year.
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Acorn Productions Ltd Announces Two Major New BBC1 Dramas for Agatha Christie's 125th Celebration Year
RLJ Entertainment Oversees Extraordinary Raft of Developments Across Platform, Bringing the Christie Brand to New Audiences
Acorn Productions Ltd today (Friday 28 February) announces that BBC1 has commissioned two significant new drama adaptations to bring Agatha Christie masterpieces to a new generation:
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Alan Davis Joins Electric Pictures as Director of Sales and Marketing
Electric Pictures, a provider of telecine and film restoration services to independent producers, broadcasters, film libraries and government entities, has appointed industry veteran and former Digital Vision executive Alan Davis as Director of Sales and Marketing. Davis will oversee sales, marketing and public relations activities throughout the United States. He will focus on developing new markets for Electric Pictures, whose telecine services provide a proven and economical means for preserving and commercializing film assets.
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Trinity Church Installs SSL C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console
News:  Trinity Church Installs SSL C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console“The SSL C10 HD Completely Fit All Our Varied Production Needs”
Trinity Church, the historic landmark church at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street in New York City, recently installed a Solid State Logic C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console to drive the audio for its new production control room. Trinity Church produces about 450 live events in the course of a year including its signature Handel’s Messiah, performed by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra with Julian Wachner conducting. The C10 HD was chosen as the audio console and routing solution for its sterling audio quality, broadcast savvy and music recording capabilities.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom Extend 'Release the Hounds' Excitement to ProSieben Viewers for 'Scream! If You Can'Following their highly successful deployment in the October 2013 pilot of 'Release the Hounds' on UK ITV2, Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom robotic heads have been selected by Gogglebox Entertainment to create a new two-hour special for German broadcaster ProSieben. Produced in partnership with Sony Pictures Television, it is scheduled for transmission in March.
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Creative Mastering Chooses DAD AX32 Ultra-high-quality Audio Mastering Converter
News: Creative Mastering Chooses DAD AX32 Ultra-high-quality Audio Mastering ConverterAccompanying image shows Stefano Cappelli with the new DAD AX32 at Creative Mastering.
Creative Mastering, one of Italy's most prestigious sound recording, post-production and audio-restoration facilities, has chosen a DAD AX32 ultra-high-quality audio converter for use at its studios in Forli, capital city of northern Italy's Romagna region.
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Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer Service
News: Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer ServiceOrange County post production company specializes in high definition telecine services as a high quality/low cost means of commercializing, restoring and preserving film content.
While most Hollywood movies and television shows are now produced on digital media, one Orange County, California post production company has built a thriving business using video systems that the newer digital technology was meant to replace.
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Shakespeare’s Globe Primed for Event Cinema & DVD
News: Shakespeare’s Globe Primed for Event Cinema & DVDThree electrifying productions readied for cinema and DVD release.
BTV Post was thrilled to work with Globe on Screen on three titles from Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2013 theatre season.
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Camera Corps heads for BVE 2014
News: Camera Corps heads for BVE 2014Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company, will demonstrate at BVE 2014 a complete remotely controlled camera system based on the Q-Ball compact pan/tilt/zoom head. Exhibiting on stand H05, the Camera Corps will be represented at the show by Business Development Director Shaun Glanville and colleagues.
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Chris Fagot Joins 2G Digital as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
2G Digital today announces that Chris Fagot has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Fagot arrives with broad experience in the post production, entertainment and technology industries, having spent the past three years as Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Deluxe.
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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Blazes" To $409.4 Million At The Domestic Box Office, Becoming #1 Film Of 2013
First Time In History That First Two Installments of A Franchise Generate Over $400 Million at the Domestic Box Office
Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF) "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" became the highest-grossing film released at the domestic box office in 2013 as it grossed an estimated $493,000 last night for an estimated domestic cume to date of $409.4 million in its first 49 days of release, the Company announced today.
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HPA Tech Retreat Celebrates 20 Years Of Inquiry And Illumination
Industry Thought Leaders and Technology Mavens Head Back to Palm Springs for Thoughtful Exploration of an Industry in Transition
For the past twenty years, the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) Tech Retreat® has gathered a veritable who's who in engineering, technology, creativity, and strategic business together for a structured yet informal meeting of the minds; where top industry leaders engaged in all aspects of production, distribution, post production, film, television, web and related endeavors, gather in an environment conducive to the exchange of knowledge and information. This year's 20th Anniversary confab promises all of that and more from February 17-21, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells near Palm Springs, CA.
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Camera Corps Branches Out For ITV's Text Santa 2013
News: Camera Corps Branches Out For ITV's Text Santa 2013Mini-Zoom and Q-Ball remotely controlled miniature cameras from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing speciality camera systems, went into action on Friday December 20 during ITV's annual Text Santa fund-raising initiative for six UK charities. Cameras were positioned at each extremity of a massive 'tree-of-terror' opposite ITV's London Studios on the South Bank.
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Greg Green Films' "3 of a Kind" Available on Amazon Instant Video
Greg Green Films has learned that its Award Winning Film "3 of a Kind" is now available on Amazon Instant Video. Amazon Instant Video is another digital platform on which Mr. Green's "3 of a Kind" can be watched by the public. The rental price for "3 of a Kind" on Amazon Instant Video is $2.99, which is $1.00 less than the current pricing on Google Play, YouTube Rentals and iTunes.
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Trinity Church Relies On Camera Corps “Wooden” Q-Ball To Capture Unique Angle Shots
News: Trinity Church Relies On Camera Corps “Wooden” Q-Ball To Capture Unique Angle ShotsA special “wooden” Q-Ball, a remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom camera from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing specialty camera systems, joined the equipment roster for the Trinity Church Wall Street’s new HD production facility. The Q-Ball was installed at the pulpit to provide panoramic views of parishioners and performers to chronicle church activities. An artist was commissioned to skilfully paint the “wooden” exterior of the camera housing to match the wood grain of the pulpit. The fixed position “wooden” Q-Ball joins two other portable use Q-Ball cameras.
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RLJ Entertainment Inks Deal With Fox for New Adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express"
Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg on Board to Produce New film of One of the Most Successful Novels of All Time
After a highly competitive bidding process, Fox has acquired film rights to the iconic mystery novel "Murder on the Orient Express" from Acorn Productions Ltd/Agatha Christie Ltd, the UK based rights holding production arm of RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLJE). With more than two billion books sold, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time, and "Murder on the Orient Express"is one of her most popular novels. The 1934 novel features her internationally renowned detective, Hercule Poirot, investigating a murder on the Orient Express.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Time Grand Prix World Champion
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Time Grand Prix World ChampionWhen Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the U.S. leg of the 2013 Grand Prix season, the Q-Ball system from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing specialty camera systems, was on-hand to capture the action. The host broadcaster relies on Q-Ball to provide unobtrusive, high quality HD video to capture these special moments, most pointedly this season when pictures of Vettel accepting his trophy as the four-time winner of the 2013 Grand Prix at the Indian Grand Prix were broadcast to millions worldwide.
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POP Sound and Soundelux DMG Combine Forces
Pacific Ocean Post (POP) today announced a merger with Soundelux Design Music Group (DMG). Moving forward under the Pacific Ocean Post banner, the combined company will offer expanded capabilities to service the creative and technical requirements of content creators working across all media platforms.
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All-New Premium Customizable Animation Sets for AE, Motion, Vegas & Premiere Pro
Digital Juice releases all-new Toxic Toolkit Singles for instant download
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing a new premium line of customizable animated graphics sets called Toxic Toolkit Singles. Each Toxic Toolkit Single contains a coordinated set of match moving animated templates and elements that make it easy to give your productions a cutting edge professional look. These matching elements include customizable text and video project segments, animated backgrounds, animated lower thirds and animated wipes (with sound effects) in full HD. Each set also includes a matching high-resolution layered photoshop file.
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Alphadogs In Tune With Creative Workflows For Documentary Feature Sing Over Me
News: Alphadogs In Tune With Creative Workflows For Documentary Feature Sing Over MeThe journey to your true and authentic self is something almost all people aspire to attain. Going about finding your true self however, takes a lot of courage and strength. Recently completing post services at Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production, the documentary feature "Sing Over Me" explores how modern-day psalmist Dennis Jernigan went from years of depression and despair while leading a double life, to becoming a writer of some of the most popular Christian songs of all time, discovering his true identity along the way.
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iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 2 Stephen Tibbo, Master of Audio: Post Production Dialogue Mixing
News: iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 2 Stephen Tibbo, Master of Audio: Post Production Dialogue MixingTibbo Saves Dialogue Performances with iZotope's RX 3 Audio Restoration Software for Independent Films
Stephen Tibbo is one of Hollywood's top production and post production sound engineers. Having earned two Emmy® Awards and a CAS Award for “Best Production Sound” through his association with the hit 'mockumentary' series "Modern Family," Tibbo is also an accomplished sound re-recording mixer who has worked on dozens of webisodes, short and independent films such as "Madison County," "Best Friends Forever," "Contracted" and many others. In his work as an ADR and sound re-recording mixer, Tibbo routinely relies on iZotope RX 3 audio repair suite.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21st to 23rd September 2014, MOC Events Center Munich, Germany
Computers and film grow together
Times are changing. Digitalisation generates new challenges but also new chances for the film industry. Gathering information has the top priority. Thus, the specialised trade show cinec provides an ideal market place for all film professionals. Booths can already been booked for the event in fall 2014.
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras Deliver Super-Heroic Image Quality and Precision Performance for Complex Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Visual Effects Sequences
The latest achievement in motion picture visual effects, Marvel’s "Iron Man 3" thrilled audiences with astonishing visuals, many of which were created by superimposing computer graphic imagery (CGI) on to live-action stunt footage. Challenged by the precise matching those visual elements required, the "Iron Man 3" effects team relied on the outstanding image quality and mobility of EOS C300 Cinema cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Featuring Emmy® Award winning Canon Super 35mm CMOS image sensor technology for full 1920 x 1080 HD capture, and a highly mobile camera body weighing just over 3 lbs., six Canon EOS C300 camera’s served as “witness cameras” for accurate close-up tracking of stunt actors’ movements. The footage captured using Canon EOS C300 cameras was then used by visual effects facilities as a reference to convincingly overlay photorealistic CGI of Iron Man armor and other imagery on to main-camera footage.
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Behind the Scenes of 'Elysium' Google Hangout
News: Behind the Scenes of 'Elysium' Google HangoutAutodesk to host a Google Hangout with Elysium VFX Supervisor Peter Muyzers on 4 December at 10am PST
On Wednesday, December 4 at 10am PST/1pm EST, Autodesk will host a Google Hangout with Elysium VFX Supervisor Peter Muyzers. Come join Muyzers and a team from Autodesk online for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the sci-fi thriller Elysium, which is set for DVD release on December 17, 2013.
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Image Factory Productions Captures Music Luminaries with Panasonic Professional Cameras and Projectors
News: Image Factory Productions Captures Music Luminaries with Panasonic Professional Cameras and ProjectorsWhen two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famers folk-rock legends Crosby, Stills and Nash performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra last spring, the New York Times called it a ”conjoining of colossi” with the trio’s harmonies juxtaposed with the orchestra’s distinctive swing. The performance, which was captured with an assortment of Panasonic P2 HD camcorders and remote HD cameras, is expected to be released on DVD next year.
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"Foyle's War" Renewed for Another Series Starring Michael Kitchen and Written by Creator Anthony Horowitz
The Universally Acclaimed Hit Series Will Return With Three New Mysteries in 2015
Acorn Productions, ITV, and Eleventh Hour Films today confirmed a new series of "Foyle's War" starring Michael Kitchen, and created and written by celebrated novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz.
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JVC Offers 4K Display Solutions, ProHD Camera Line At GV Expo
News: JVC Offers 4K Display Solutions, ProHD Camera Line At GV ExpoJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will display its ProHD line of studio and ENG cameras and accessories, as well as its Vérité professional monitors and Blu-ray recorders, at Government Video Expo 2013 (Booth 609), which runs Dec. 4-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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Q-Ball tracks the talent at 2013 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!'
News: Q-Ball tracks the talent at 2013 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!'Remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, will track contestants in the winter 2013 series of the reality television show 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' on ITV in the UK and channel 3e in Ireland. ITV is producing the programmes in full 1080-line high-definition with technical infrastructure supplied by Gearhouse Broadcast.
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Alphadogs Cruise The Sunset Strip
News: Alphadogs Cruise The Sunset StripHollywood’s infamous Sunset Strip has a heart and soul of its very own. Just a mile-and-a-half long, the strip started as just a humble dirt road that connected Hollywood studios to a new development called Beverly Hills. This was only the beginning of what would later become one of the most recognized boulevards in the world. In the feature documentary "Sunset Strip," written and directed by Hans Fjellestad, audiences are taken on a journey through time with gangsters, musicians, movie celebrities and dreamers from all walks of life that have made Sunset Strip what it is today. Recently finishing post services with Burbank based AlphaDogs, the film is now available On Demand and DVD. (http://sunsetstripthemovie.com/)
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Red TX Help Capture This Year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize
News: Red TX Help Capture This Year's Barclaycard Mercury PrizeThe company's Red II mobile recording unit worked alongside CTV's OB Vehicle on this year's More4 and Channel 4 television coverage.
Broadcast audio specialist Red TX provided the technical facilities to capture the audio at this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which took place at London's Roundhouse on October 30th.
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Tiger Aspect Avoids Spilling Blood Over Digital Dailies Review on “Ripper Street” With Aframe
News: Tiger Aspect Avoids Spilling Blood Over Digital Dailies Review on “Ripper Street” With AframeBy Moving to Aframe’s Secure Cloud Service, Tiger Aspect Make Dailies and Rough Cuts Accessible, Fast - and Easily Available Online, iPads or Laptops - while Saving Time and Hassle
Aframe announced that its cloud video production platform helped London production firm Tiger Aspect Productions to solve a classic challenge in TV drama production: getting digital dailies and other works in process assembled, reviewed and distributed efficiently with a large and geographically dispersed team of professionals on the move.
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NextComputing Unveils New High-Performance Workstation for Content Creation Professionals
Compact, mini-tower workstation offers ultimate balance of processing, storage for working unhindered with high-resolution imagery
NextComputing, a leading manufacturer of small footprint, high-performance workstations and servers, has announced the Nucleus EXP - the latest and most powerful addition yet to its Nucleus family of workstation computers. The Nucleus EXP features a mini-tower chassis housing dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors, up to twenty (20) internal 2.5" hard drives or SSDs (Solid State Drives), and support for three high-end, dual-width graphics cards. These unique capabilities allow creative professionals working with high-resolution imagery such as 4K and 6K video to work fluidly in real time, freeing them from restrictive and time-consuming workflows.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom generate fright night excitement for smash hit 'Release the Hounds'
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball and MiniZoom generate fright night excitement for smash hit 'Release the Hounds'Q-Ball and MiniZoom remotely controlled equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, were used with great success in a new one-hour-format television show broadcast by UK TV on Halloween. It is also now viewable on YouTube. 'Release the Hounds' combines horror and humour with scream-out-loud moments. The UK version is hosted by television and radio presenter Reggie Yates.
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JVC to Showcase ProHD Camera Line at CCW
News: JVC to Showcase ProHD Camera Line at CCWJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will display its ProHD line of studio and ENG cameras and accessories, as well as its professional monitors and Blu-ray recorders, at Content & Communications World (Booth 1117), which runs Nov. 13-14, 2013, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Times Grand Prix World Champion
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Sebastian Vettel Making History As Four-Times Grand Prix World ChampionQ-Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, captured the moment on the winner’s podium when Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel's victory celebration was broadcast globally from the Indian Grand Prix motor race on October 27. It was Vettel's sixth consecutive victory this season and makes him only the fourth man in history to win four titles in the world series. With a total of 10 wins in 16 races, Vettel could yet match Michael Schumacher's record of 13 wins in a single year. Currently driving for the Austrian Red Bull team, he now goes on to race in Abu Dhabi, the United States and Brazil.
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"Elvis Films FAQ"
All That’s Left to Know About the King of Rock ’n’ Roll in Hollywood by Paul Simpson
The young Elvis Presley who was inspired by the sounds of blues singer Arthur Crudup is the same Elvis who, as a boy, watched and studied films starring Humphrey Bogart, Tony Curtis, Marlon Brando, and James Dean. All his life, he wanted to be an actor, but by the time he arrived in Hollywood, things were changing. In an age when many actors were free agents, selecting their own roles, Elvis was locked into a multi-picture contract with no approval of songs, scripts, or co-stars. The actors who inspired him, Brando and Dean, helped wreck the old Hollywood studio system. Elvis was a victim of Hollywood’s painful rebirth. The motion picture aspect of his phenomenal career is often misunderstood or overshadowed by his musical success, but if Elvis had not wanted to be a movie star, he would never have single-handedly revolutionized popular culture.
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Hal Leonard publishes "Power Tools for Cubase 7"
Master Steinberg’s Powerful Multi-Platform Audio Production Software
Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, is now shipping "Power Tools for Cubase 7" by Matthew Loel T. Hepworth.
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NuContext Creative Names Laura Feldman as New Director of Creative Services
News: NuContext Creative Names Laura Feldman as New Director of Creative ServicesNuContext Creative continues their 2013 expansion by welcoming Laura Feldman as their new Director of Creative Services. Feldman returns to L.A. from her previous stints at DDB Worldwide and Droga5 in New York City. Angela Guice, Founder/Executive Producer of the multi-award winning entertainment marketing agency, made the announcement. In her new post, Feldman will spearhead the creative supervision and project management of NuContext Creative’s On-Air and Digital marketing teams.
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Miraizon Releases Cinematize Pro HD - Industry’s First Full Quality HD Clip Extractor for Blu-Ray and AVCHD
Miraizon®, a Daly City-based digital media software company, announced today the immediate availability of its new product Cinematize® Pro HD. Cinematize Pro HD is the industry’s first full quality HD clip extractor for Blu-ray and AVCHD. Unlike other seemingly similar tools, Cinematize Pro HD is unique in its ability to extract clips of any length, from any part of even complex Blu-Ray or AVCHD media, and decode them into editable formats while preserving the full original HD quality with little or no degradation.
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DuArt Adds 21 Edit Bays And Two Insert Stages To Post Production Facility
News: DuArt Adds 21 Edit Bays And Two Insert Stages To Post Production FacilityCompletely Renovated 7th Floor Increases Capacity for NYC’s Comprehensive Post Facility
DuArt, New York City’s comprehensive audio, video and digital media post facility, has added new capacity for its production and post clients. The latest expansion at DuArt includes 21 additional edit bays, along with two new insert stages.
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Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key Roles
News: Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key RolesEntertainment Technology Consultants (ETC), the leading provider of production and consulting services to the entertainment technology sector, announced that Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith are joining the company in key technology roles. Cowan rejoins the company as Chief Innovation Engineer. Smith will assume the newly created role of Senior Creative Liaison. The two will focus on technology developments that enhance the creation, processing and display of content for the entertainment industry.
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and VUDU Launch "VUDU Extras+," a New Interactive Movie-Watching Experience
Digital Innovation Delivers Enhanced Extras Like Scene Search and Social Media Sharing
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and VUDU, Walmart's subscription-free video streaming service, are delivering a new, enhanced way for movie fans to experience their digital movies with VUDU Extras+. Fans can now enjoy extras they've come to love from DVD and Blu-ray titles online with additional interactive features.
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Post-production Company Uses Snell’s Alchemist OD to Convert Muse 4K Ultra HD Concert
News: Post-production Company Uses Snell’s Alchemist OD to Convert Muse 4K Ultra HD ConcertStadium rockers Muse recorded their concert in Rome’s Olympic stadium in July this year in breathtaking 4K. Serpent Productions recorded the gig in both HD and 4K simultaneously using Sony F55 cameras.
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BTV Post Completes World’s First 4K Digital Cinema Frame Rate Conversion From 25p to 24p With Snell’s Alchemist OD
News: BTV Post Completes World’s First 4K Digital Cinema Frame Rate Conversion From 25p to 24p With Snell’s Alchemist ODPost-production Company Uses Snell’s Alchemist OD to Convert Muse 4K Ultra HD Concert
Stadium rockers Muse recorded their concert in Rome’s Olympic stadium in July this year in breathtaking 4K. Serpent Productions recorded the gig in both HD and 4K simultaneously using Sony F55 cameras.
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Big Sky Award Gets Bigger - Cash Prize For Winning Film About The West
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival’s Trademark Award Now Worth $1000 For Winning Filmmaker
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) is pleased to announce that its signature accolade, the prestigious Big Sky Award, will deliver a $1000 cash prize for its winner at the 2014 festival. Funding for the award comes courtesy of the Montana Film Office, whose generous sponsorship accounts for the cash award as well as stipends to help award competitors travel to Missoula in February. A panel of film industry jurors will chose the winner from a group of films in-competition and Montana Film Commissioner, Deny Staggs, will present the prize at an awards celebration during the festival.
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Red TX Captures Stephen Lawrence’s Tribute Concert
The broadcast audio specialist took its state of the art OB truck to London’s O2 Arena to record the broadcast audio for this anniversary concert.
Broadcast audio specialists Red TX was at London’s O2 Arena on September 29th, 2013, to capture the broadcast audio for "Unity – A Concert For Stephen Lawrence."
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Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”
News: Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”Sound and DI teams pay a return visit to Swallow Falls and the results are delicious.
Post-production work for Sony Pictures Animation’s "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," the much anticipated sequel to the 2009 hit, was completed by Sony Pictures Digital Productions (SPDP) on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City. SPDP talent oversaw sound editorial, sound mixing, color grading and editorial finishing for the animated movie, working alongside their counterparts from Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Sony Pictures Animation , who created the film’s final animation. It’s the latest project to utilize an integrated workflow linking production, animation, visual effects and post production operations on the Sony lot. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" released nationwide in 2D and 3D on September 27th.
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"Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques, Third Edition" By Barry Braverm Out Now!
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From Barry Braverman the 2nd Unit cinematographer of "Moonrise Kingdom" and Wes Anderson's original short subject "Bottle Rocket" comes "Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques, Third Edition," a new book from The Focal Press. "Video Shooter" is a uniquely humorous and insightful guidebook that goes beyond the equipment and shooting technicalities to instill a practical and deep appreciation for the craft of visual storytelling. In his book Braverman draws from decades of experience working on high-profile documentaries and feature films to explain the makings of a truly compelling cinematic experience and program.
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Red TX Mixes the Audio for Morrissey’s New Film
News: Red TX Mixes the Audio for Morrissey’s New FilmCelebrating 25 Years Of The Singer’s Solo Career, This Unique Film Was Recorded Live In Los Angeles And Mixed In The UK By Red TX Director Tim Summerhayes.
Broadcast audio specialists Red TX played a pivotal role in the production of "MORRISSEY 25: LIVE FROM HOLLYWOOD HIGH," recorded at Hollywood High, a legacy concert film that celebrates 25 years of this enigmatic performer’s solo career.
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Pete Challinger Joins Bannister Lake Software to Spearhead U.S. Market Growth
News: Pete Challinger Joins Bannister Lake Software to Spearhead U.S. Market GrowthBannister Lake Software Inc., the Canadian supplier of Broadcast Graphics Automation systems, has announced the appointment of Pete Challinger as Vice President, U.S. Business Development. The appointment is part of a goal to dramatically increase U.S. business for the company.
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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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Camera Corps Q-Ball Wows Lennon Bus Visitors at IBC2013
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Wows Lennon Bus Visitors at IBC2013Q-Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, greeted visitors to the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus throughout IBC2013, Amsterdam, September 13-17. In continuous demonstration adjacent to the entrance, the Q-Ball gave visitors immediate experience of the high-efficiency ultra-modern systems deployed throughout the truck.
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Warner Bros. Clicks Its Heels Together With Habitat for Humanity For "There's No Place Like Home" Campaign Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of "The Wizard of Oz™"
News: Warner Bros. Clicks Its Heels Together With Habitat for Humanity For "There's No Place Like Home" Campaign Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of "The Wizard of Oz™"Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility Team Up for Year-Long Fundraising Campaign at www.thewizardofoz.com/habitat
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility (WBE) announced today a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to launch "There's No Place Like Home," a campaign celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the classic film, The Wizard of Oz™. The year-long program kicks off today with a digital fundraising campaign and, throughout the year, will feature several themed initiatives and events supporting Habitat for Humanity's work to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Takes Red Bull Cliff Diving Right to The Edge
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Takes Red Bull Cliff Diving Right to The EdgeQ-Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom equipment from Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with long experience in designing speciality camera systems, provided dynamic coverage of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 25. A Q-Ball was mounted at the extreme edge of the diving platform, 90 feet above Boston Harbor.
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MTI Film Adds J.D. Vandenberghe as Product Manager
News: MTI Film Adds J.D. Vandenberghe as Product ManagerFormer ARRI workflow specialist will spearhead Cortex development.
MTI Film, a leading developer of software applications for dailies processing, media transcoding and film restoration, has appointed Jean-Dominique “J.D.” Vandenberghe as Product Manager. Formerly Workflow Project Manager at ARRI, Vandenberghe brings a strong background in engineering and mathematics, and broad experience with digital cinema camera systems and workflow technologies.
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Sound Devices 788T Keeps Viewers Hooked On "Breaking Bad"
News: Sound Devices 788T Keeps Viewers Hooked On "Breaking Bad"Emmy Award-Nominated Sound Mixer Relies on Sound Devices Mixers and Recorders
When Production Sound Mixer Darryl L. Frank, CAS, takes to the set of the critically acclaimed AMC series "Breaking Bad" to capture the hit drama’s dynamic sound, he turns to the 788T and 744T Digital Audio Recorders, 442 Production Mixer and CL-WiFi Interface for 788T from Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production. He and his team were recently recognized with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series, for their work on the show.
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The Universally Acclaimed Hit Series, FOYLE'S WAR, Returns With Three New Mysteries
Premieres on MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS on September 15, 22, and 29, Streams on Acorn TV Beginning Sept. 16, 23, and 30, Set 7 Debuts on DVD & Blu-ray From Acorn on Sept. 24 With Nearly Two Hours of Bonus Features
Hailed "Like a gift from the gods" (The New York Times) and "A triumph from start to finish" (The Wall Street Journal), FOYLE'S WAR returns this September with three new feature length mysteries available on television, streaming, and home video. One of PBS's most popular and highly acclaimed programs, Foyle's War premieres its new season on MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS on Sept. 15, 22, and 29.
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Regular Entry Deadline Approaching for 11th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Postmark Deadline - September 9, 2013
The regular entry deadline is approaching for the 11th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Widely recognized as the premier venue for non-fiction film in the American West, the event accepts entries in all documentary forms and styles. Selected films, including world and U.S. premieres, classics, rare and experimental works, are screened in several venues including the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula, Montana, February 14-23, 2014.
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Calibre UK Hits The Big Screen To Process Alternative Content At Europe’s Largest International Film Festival
Prague-based rental and staging experts, Altei provides Calibre UK HQView400DC alternative content processors to scale and process content across cinemas at 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013
Europe’s largest international film event, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) relied on none other than Calibre UK for scaling and switching of alternative cinema content. Provided by Prague-based system integration, rental and staging experts Altei, HQView400DC processors were integrated with Sony 4K digital cinema projectors located throughout multiple cinemas that were used for event screenings.
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Arrow Media’s Latest ”Hairy Bikers” Series Uses Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Save Storage Costs, Enable Secure Remote Review & Approval
News: Arrow Media’s Latest ”Hairy Bikers” Series Uses Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Save Storage Costs, Enable Secure Remote Review & ApprovalTriple-Redundant Secure Cloud Backup Saves 3 TB of Storage And Saves The Day If Drives Fail, While Enabling Secure Remote Viewings For Production Team, Commissioners and Broadcaster
Aframe said that Arrow Media, award-winning producers of long-form video programming in the UK and worldwide, is using the Aframe cloud video production and asset management platform to expedite production and enable secure, lower cost and highly redundant cloud storage for the latest series from the wildly popular “Hairy Bikers,” TV chefs Si King and David Myers who are stepping out of the kitchen for the first time.
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Aliens With An Appetite Descend Upon AlphaDogs
News: Aliens With An Appetite Descend Upon AlphaDogsAliens with a ravenous appetite for summertime campers have descended upon AlphaDogs in the action sci-fi thriller "Alien Hunger." Starring Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) and Vernon Wells (Road Warrior, Commando) "Alien Hunger" keeps audiences on the edge of their seats as something that’s "not of this earth" terrorizes and feeds on the flesh of campers only yards away from the comforts of the park rangers' home. The film will screen at various festivals and be available on DVD later this year.
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Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop Shop
News: Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop ShopMargarita Mix Hollywood, a FotoKem company that has been providing award-winning audio post services to the entertainment and advertising industries for 34 years, has developed a unique post production finishing workflow that includes the addition of two color suites and an upgraded hub for media management. The expansion and inventive new process enable content creators to complete audio and video work simultaneously at a single facility, adding speed and cost efficiencies to the workflow.
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Starz and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution Announce Multiyear Film Library Licensing Agreement
Expansive Deal Fortifies Pipeline of Great Movies for STARZ and ENCORE Premium Channels, On Demand and Online/PLAY Services
Starz and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution announced a multiyear film library licensing agreement for hundreds of Fox movies to air commercial-free on the STARZ and ENCORE premium channels and associated HD, on-demand, and authenticated online offerings, including STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY.
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Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Reaction To Birth Of Royal Baby
News: Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Reaction To Birth Of Royal BabyQ-Ball remotely controlled camera equipment from Camera Corps (a Vitec Group company) televised the world's newsmedia as they converged on London to report the birth of the new heir to the crown of the United Kingdom. BBC Television positioned the system to capture high-definition footage of the entrance to St Mary's Hospital, London, on 22 July, and of reporters, television camera crews and photographers covering the event. Images both of the hospital entrance and the assembled newsmedia were televised live and recorded for subsequent broadcast, including nationwide news coverage the same evening.
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Cinelicious Provides 4K Restoration To The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Animation Showcase “The Giants First Steps” Curated By Acme Filmworks
News: Cinelicious Provides 4K Restoration To The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Animation Showcase “The Giants First Steps” Curated By Acme FilmworksProgram To Keynote SIGGRAPH 2013; Features Early Films of Animation Luminaries
Cinelicious is proud to have contributed to the 4K restoration of the films featured in “The Giants First Steps,” a program by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with Acme Filmworks’ Executive Producer and program curator Ron Diamond.
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American Empire Occupies AlphaDogs Domain
News: American Empire Occupies AlphaDogs DomainBurbank based AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce the release of the docufilm "American Empire" on Amazon instant streaming and DVD this July. The film is also available on i-Tunes, Vudu and Xbox.
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Belmont Media Center Improves Local Sports Coverage with Broadcast Pix Mica
News: Belmont Media Center Improves Local Sports Coverage with Broadcast Pix MicaBroadcast Pix™ today announced Belmont Media Center (BMC), a PEG station with three channels serving the town of Belmont, Mass., has improved its local sports coverage with a new remote HD studio anchored by a Broadcast Pix Mica™ 500 integrated production system.
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Cinedigm Powers Global Distribution Service With Aspera
The largest worldwide aggregator of independent digital content has deployed solutions from Aspera to achieve high-speed deliveries to its distribution partners
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Cinedigm, the leading entertainment distributor and largest aggregator of independent digital content worldwide, is now using Aspera’s high-speed fasp™ technology for digital content deliveries to all of its partner distribution platforms, as well as to pull in content from independent film producers and studios.
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Athena Studios Names Brice Parker Producer
News: Athena Studios Names Brice Parker ProducerAthena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company that provides full production services for film, TV, advertising, and multimedia clients and projects, has signed CG Animation Production Manager Brice Parker to the newly created position of Producer. Parker will oversee development of the studio's forthcoming original stop motion and visual effects projects. Jon V. Peters, Founder of Athena Studios, made the announcement.
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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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Kneece Relies on OConnor for Hallmark’s The Confession
News: Kneece Relies on OConnor for Hallmark’s The ConfessionHallmark Channel movies are shot in practical locations and on short shooting schedules. Shot in and around Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the majority of Beverly Lewis’ The Confession takes place in an unoccupied five-story mansion. To capture this location in all its glory, cinematographer Dan Kneece relied on Arri’s Alexa, an array of different lenses and the OConnor 2575. OConnor, is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Ron Schwartz Promoted To President And General Manager, Lionsgate Home Entertainment Sales & Distribution
Company's Home Entertainment Business Continuing To Build Momentum Following Record Year
Ron Schwartz, a 20-year veteran of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and its predecessor companies, has been promoted to President and General Manager of Lionsgate Home Entertainment Sales and Distribution, the Company announced today.
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The Wizard of Oz in 3D & IMAX® for the First Time Ever!
News: The Wizard of Oz in 3D & IMAX® for the First Time Ever!Warner Bros. to Celebrate the Film’s 75th Anniversary with Huge Fall 2013 Initiative Film Returns to the Big Screen for Exclusive IMAX® 3D One-Week Run on September 20, The 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Available October 1 on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD and UltraViolet™
Marking the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," Warner Bros. has produced a 3D remastered version of the film which will launch a comprehensive, cross-divisional campaign encompassing theatrical, home entertainment, consumer products and a number of promotional partnerships.
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2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Call For Entries Now Open
Largest Documentary Event in the American West Expects Another Lineup of World-Class Non-Fiction Films for 11th Annual Festival
Several months removed from an epic 10th anniversary event, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is officially open for business. BSDFF is now seeking submissions of non-fiction films of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates for the next festival which will be held February 14th – 23rd, 2014. The competitive event includes awards Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (under 50 minutes) and Big Sky Award (best film about the American West).
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DPA Microphones Spends a Night at the Opera
News: DPA Microphones Spends a Night at the OperaCompany’s 4017 Shotgun Microphones Chosen by Giacomo De Caterini to ensure discreet audio capture for important DVD recordings of two Roman operas
The sound team at the Parco Della Musica Auditorium in Rome recently selected DPA Microphones’ Reference Standard 4017 Shotgun Microphones to record the audio for a specially commissioned double DVD of two operas that were being performed as part of the Santa Cecilia Opera Studio, a master programme devoted to Bel Canto. With high quality, discreet audio set as prerequisites from the director (no microphones were to be seen in the video footage), sound engineer Giacomo De Caterini initially struggled to comply with the director’s instruction.
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DPA Microphones Spends A Night At The Opera
News: DPA Microphones Spends A Night At The OperaDPA’s 4017 Shotgun Microphones proved the ideal solution for sound engineer Giacomo De Caterini when he was asked to ensure that no microphones were visible during an important DVD shoot to capture two operas in Rome.
The sound team at the Parco Della Musica Auditorium in Rome recently turned to DPA Microphones’ Reference Standard 4017 Shotgun Microphones to record the audio for a specially commissioned double DVD of two operas that were being performed as part of the Santa Cecilia Opera Studio, a master programme devoted to Bel Canto.
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The Day Dragons Attacked the World
News: The Day Dragons Attacked the WorldRogue State turns to LightWave 11.5 3D software to conquer CG dragons and220 visual effects shots for Dracano
In Dracano, a volcanic eruption in the Pacific Northwest spews lava, steam and fire—along with eggs that hatch ancient, menacing, winged dragons that prey on man. Since similar volcanic eruptions in Russia, Japan, and other “Ring of Fire” regions are also releasing these menacing creatures into the world, scientists fear they are witnessing the start of a global dragon apocalypse.
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History Of The Eagles To Be Released On DVD And Blu-Ray On April 30 Through Capitol Records
Three-Disc Set Includes Acclaimed Two-Part Documentary Film And Previously Unreleased Live Concert Footage From The 1977 Hotel California Tour
Capitol Records has acquired the exclusive DVD/Blu-ray rights to "History of the Eagles," the iconic band's acclaimed documentary, which is set for release on Tuesday, April 30. This exceptional three-disc set includes History of the" Eagles Part One" and "History of the Eagles Part Two," as well as "Eagles Live At The Capital Centre" - March 1977, featuring never-before-released performances from the Eagles' two-night stand at Washington, D.C.'s Capital Center during the legendary Hotel California tour.
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TNDV Turns Ignition on New Mobile Audio Production Truck
News: TNDV Turns Ignition on New Mobile Audio Production TruckMobile production specialist introduces “Vibration,” a 53-foot, 256-input truck for multitrack audio environments
Mobile production specialist TNDV is adding a fifth truck to its Nashville-based fleet — and this time audio is the focus.
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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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Walmart and Warner Bros. Give Superman Fans Exclusive Opportunity to See "Man of Steel" First
Tickets to the June 13 nationwide advance screening on sale at Walmart on May 18
Superman fans, mark your calendars! Walmart announced today that it has partnered with Warner Bros. to give its customers exclusive access to see Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' "Man of Steel" in theaters nationwide before the film's official release. This program marks the first time in entertainment history that a studio has partnered with a retailer to provide such an opportunity for fans.
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Tool Hires Executive Producer Danielle Peretz
News: Tool Hires Executive Producer Danielle PeretzTool is pleased to announce the addition of Danielle Peretz as its newest EP. An award-winning professional with many years of creative, business and management experience, Peretz has led teams around the world on an impressive variety of projects in the advertising, film, and music worlds.
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Studio Upgrade Leads Wise Buddah TV Push
News: Studio Upgrade Leads Wise Buddah TV PushExperienced dubbing mixer James Doyle appointed and re-vamp of Studio 3 underway as Wise Buddah caters for an influx of TV dubbing work
Wise Buddah Studios has appointed a new dubbing mixer and is upgrading a second sound suite to 5.1 after seeing an increase in high-end TV audio post-production work.
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Fanboys Of My Little Pony Gallop Into AlphaDogs
The biggest fans of "My Little Pony" are not limited to little girls anymore and may be surpassed by adult men, or otherwise known as “Bronies” who now are presumably one of the fastest growing fan bases of the franchise. Business professionals from all walks of life (including some women) are finding the true meaning of “friendship is magic” in a community that allows men to be sensitive and compassionate, without being viewed as weak.
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Digital Bytes Sees the Future of 4K Production with Facilis TerraBlock
News: Digital Bytes Sees the Future of 4K Production with Facilis TerraBlockA talented team of creatives at Utah-based video production studio Digital Bytes, Inc. supports local and national companies such as e-Bay, AMC, Rio Tinto and Ernst & Young with production and post services for a wide range of projects, from commercials and corporate videos to live events and documentaries. To deliver high-quality results that keep customers coming back, the team relies on a solid post production workflow managed by Digital Bytes Multimedia Producer Kiyoshi Nagahama.
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Entertainment Studios Signs Long-Term Lease For New Production Studio
75,000 Square Foot Television And Film Production Facility Now Home To Sitcoms, Court Shows, Game Shows, And Talk Show Productions
Entertainment Studios, Inc., the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of eight 24-hour linear HD television networks (CARS.TV, COMEDY.TV,ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, PETS.TV, RECIPE.TV, LEGACY.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV) proudly announces its lease of a 75,000 square foot television and film production studio in Culver City, California.
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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Jurassic Park 3D"
News: From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Jurassic Park 3D"Own Steven Spielberg's Groundbreaking Classic For The First Time In State-Of-The Art 3D
Experience one of the most influential films in motion-picture history with director Steven Spielberg's ultimate thrill ride " Jurassic Park 3D" . To commemorate the film's 20th anniversary, the epic blockbuster has been remastered with advanced 3D formatting that presents the Academy Award®-winning visual effects in a fashion that was unimaginable during the film's first release. Jurassic Park 3D will be available on Blu-ray™ 3D, a 2D version of the film on Blu-ray™, DVD, UltraViolet™ and Digital Download with an all-new 3D bonus feature on April 23, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
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AJA Technology Fuels King of Hammers 2013 Live Broadcasts
News: AJA Technology Fuels King of Hammers 2013 Live BroadcastsEvery year in February, more than 170 of the most formidable Ultra 4 Racing teams assemble in Johnson Valley, CA to battle it out in front of 45,000 spectators for the chance to win the world's most challenging off-road race - The King of Hammers. Sponsored by Nitto Tire and broadcast live to 600,000 online fans, the competition combines every off-road discipline imaginable – from desert racing to rock crawling and short course.
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Filmmaker in a Box: The Uncensored Case Study of the Making of an Actual Indie Film
Filmmaker in a Box is a brand new, unprecedented look at the behind-the-scenes of an independent micro budget feature film – offering a comprehensive look at all stages of production: the good, the bad, the mistakes and successes.
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Advanced AECC Techniques: Hollywood Visual Effects - AvP ONEAdvanced AECC Techniques: Hollywood Visual Effects - AvP ONE
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe creates a Hollywood-style effect to simulate the end tag of a big budget trailer. The techniques in this lesson can be transferred over to creating bumpers and endtags for television, as well as elements for DVD and Blu-ray releases.
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Using a Little Blackmagic to Revisit a DocumentaryUsing a Little Blackmagic to Revisit a Documentary
Pixie Dust flows from Blackmagic Design's Teranex 2D Processor to integrate and upconvert newly discovered vintage SD footage, photographic stills and new interviews into a re-edited and remastered 2001 documentary memorializing the 1963 NCAA "Game of Change" between Mississippi State University and Loyola. Over 60% of the new DVD/Blu-ray includes new footage or pictures, and the challenge was to make the old SD footage look as good as possible in an HD project.
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 83: Creating DVDs Part ONELearn Media Composer Lesson 83: Creating DVDs Part ONE
In this first of a multi-part tutorial series, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at setting up your Media Composer or Symphony timelines for creating SD DVD's. He covers formatting issues you need to keep in mind, as well as the proper way to export your sequence in three important, but very different ways.
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Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 25 Exporting Single FramesPremiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 25 Exporting Single Frames
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to quickly export a single image from either your source monitor or your program monitor and save them as any of a variety of image types to a destination of your choice to either use in your project or anywhere else such as printed documents of for DVD menus in Encore (which will require them to be re-saved as a PSD). After that, Andrew also shows how to quickly and accurately remove unwanted parts of your timeline such that it either leaves a gap in the timeline or the item is removed and the gap closed up.
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Sony Creative Software Acquisition Of Netblender Boosts Blu-Ray AuthoringSony Creative Software Acquisition Of Netblender Boosts Blu-Ray Authoring
Sony Creative Software has recently acquired NetBlender, which offers the DoStudio product line of Blu-ray Disc creation tools. With this purchase, Sony Creative Software now offers three solutions for Blu-ray Disc authoring, including its existing products DVD Architect and Blu-print.
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Film and music converge on and off screen at SXSW 2014
Documentary on Stones Throw Records showing in Austin ahead of theatrical release Since 2009, Rob Bralver and Jeff Broadway of Gatling Pictures have worked together on documentary films that tell stories of social importance. Their latest project, OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON (THIS IS STONES THROW RECORDS) , explores the...
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“Red Obsession” weaves intoxicating story
Freelance video pro relies on Adobe video workflow to edit documentary about Bordeaux wine Paul Murphy studied writing in school, but his first job was with a publishing house overseeing the production of promotional videos for new books. He was instantly intrigued so he bought a copy of Adobe Premiere...
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In this digital media world, it's imperative to not only have enough media array space to do your work, but also to store and protect that media for the long term. We've been using a very simple method going on four years now and in response to a question I...
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