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2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic Partnership
News: 2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic PartnershipPost Facilities to Work Cooperatively to Deliver Digital Supply Chain and Traditional Post Services to Clients Nationwide.
2G Digital, a Burbank post production facility specializing in digital supply chain services, and DuArt, a New York facility offering comprehensive post production services for video, digital media and film, have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow both companies to expand their geographic reach and add new services.
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Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show Company
News: Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show CompanyAward Winning Director Joins the TPSC roster.
Joe Schaak, a director known for his comedy and dialogue commercial work, has signed for exclusive representation with integrated production house The Traveling Picture Show Company.
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Clear-Com Presents Usitt Stage Management Award To Carnegie Mellon University Student
News: Clear-Com Presents Usitt Stage Management Award To Carnegie Mellon University StudentContinued Sponsorship highlights Company’s Commitment to the Live Sound/Theater Industry
Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, continues to demonstrate its dedication to the live sound industry through its ongoing support of the United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT), and Young Designers & Technicians (YD&T) Awards. This year, as the sponsor of the organization’s Stage Management Award, Clear-Com and USITT honored Carnegie Mellon University senior, Aaron Jacob (A.J.) Cook, for his excellence in stage management and dedication to the performing arts. The award is part of USITT’s annual Conference and Stage Expo, which attracts roughly 4,000 design and production technology professionals each year.
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HDBaseT Alliance Will Demo Primeview’s New Super Narrow Gap Video Wall Solution at NAB Show 2014
Primeview’s New Display Features a Nearly Invisible Bezel and HDBaseT Technology Integration
The HDBaseT Alliance booth at the 2014 NAB show will feature the first-ever public demonstration of Primeview’s newest HDBaseT-enabled Super Narrow Gap 55” LED LCD video wall solution. The Primeview engineering team has managed to reduce the bezel gap by 40 percent, making it the industry’s thinnest display bezel at a nearly seamless 3.6 mm. This unique design and HDBaseT integration make it ideal for video walls in broadcast control rooms and studios. NAB Show attendees can see a demonstration of a 2x2 video wall at the Alliance’s booth (booth# SU11914).
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Matrox at Streaming Media East 2014 — Product Preview
Video Streaming and Recording Appliance and Live Production Streaming Systems to Be Featured
At Streaming Media East 2014 (New York City, May 13-14, Booth 317), Matrox® Video will showcase Matrox Monarch HD™ video streaming and recording appliances and Matrox VS4™-based live production streaming systems for use with Telestream® Wirecast® or StudioCoast vMix software. In addition, Matrox MicroQuad™ multiviewers will be demonstrated.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4DThinkbox Software today launched Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D, which is compatible with R14 and R15 running on OSX and Windows operating systems. Also available for Autodesk® Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Krakatoa provides a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles.
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DSLR Video Guru Barry Andersson Relies on Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone for Authenticity of Sound, Ease of Set up and Reliability
News: DSLR Video Guru Barry Andersson Relies on Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone for Authenticity of Sound, Ease of Set up and ReliabilityAuthor of The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real World Production Techniques and Instructor of DSLR Dynamics Two-Day Masterclass Says Audio is 'Mission Critical'
As the video industry continues to experience unprecedented growth following the advent of DSLRs and the explosion of mobile devices, there has been a massive increase not just in the amount of video consumers, but also video content creators. Barry Andersson, author of The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real World Production Techniques and instructor of DSLR Dynamics' two-day masterclass on video production, is helping thousands of aspiring filmmakers become intimately familiar with the tools they need to create professional looking — and sounding — DSLR-based videos. Andersson depends on his Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphone to deliver consistently reliable and authentic sounding results.
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Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014
News: Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is showcasing an improved F8 LED Fresnel at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C5346), which runs through April 10 in Las Vegas, Nev. Introduced last year, the reengineered lighting instrument still delivers close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel and collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport, but a number of refinements deliver improved performance for field and studio applications.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at The 2014 NAB Show
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at The 2014 NAB ShowLeading Camera Support Company Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Giveaway
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, hosted a charitable raffle event for the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520) as part of the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations. The Australian-owned camera support equipment company toasted its success with champagne, and esteemed British filmmaker Philip Bloom announced Mighty Chuchaisri as the winner of its exclusive giveaway!
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Unas Media Productions Expands Live Multiscreen Streaming Operations with Digital Rapids StreamZ Live 4000EX Encoders
News: Unas Media Productions Expands Live Multiscreen Streaming Operations with Digital Rapids StreamZ Live 4000EX EncodersAustria-based Unas Media Productions has expanded their streaming operations with the purchase of eight dual-channel StreamZ Live 4000EX multiscreen encoders, transform premium content including high-profile, live sporting events into multiple output formats for global distribution on a variety of online and mobile platforms, The new StreamZ Live 4000EX builds on Digital Rapids' proven flexibility, quality and reliability with enhanced performance, fault tolerance and control capabilities
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- announced today that Unas Media Productions, the Austria-based video production company within Sportsman Media Holding, has expanded their streaming operations with the purchase of eight dual-channel StreamZ Live 4000EX multiscreen encoders.
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Neumann Launches Digital Version of its KH 120 Nearfield Studio Monitor
News: Neumann Launches Digital Version of its KH 120 Nearfield Studio MonitorEnhanced Version of KH 120 Features Digital Inputs, Time Delay Compensation
Premium audio brand Neumann announced the launch of its first digital studio monitor: the KH 120 D. Based on the KH 120 A small format studio monitor launched in 2010, the KH 120 D sets a new standard of sonic quality and price-performance ratio in the compact nearfield monitor segment. The KH 120 D will be on display at the Neumann booth at the 2014 NAB Show [booth C3217] and will be shipping this summer.
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DAS Unveils Initial Lineup of Experts and Case Studies from Real World Digital Asset Projects
Multi-Industry Experts Look at the Lifecycle of Assets from Production Through Rights Management
AMIA has announced the preliminary lineup for its popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA.
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NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle Lenses
News: NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle LensesFUJINON XA99x and HA14x Lenses on Board Silver to Capture All the Angles for Live Production
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced that its lenses are on board the new mobile truck, Silver, from Dome Productions, a leading production facility provider based in Toronto. The truck is currently showcased at the NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, which began on Monday of this week.
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Mobile TV Group Upgrades Eight Mobile Units with Grass Valley Ultra Slow-Motion Technology
Sixteen LDX XtremeSpeed Cameras and Eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems Modernize MTVG’s Replay and Highlights Workflow
Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to upgrade eight of its dual-feed mobile production trucks with a workflow that delivers stunning imagery with super and ultra slow-motion replays for its clients. MTVG has purchased 16 LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras and eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems for the delivery of compelling live sports coverage with crisp imagery for instant replays and highlights packages. Seven FOX Sports regional networks will receive these systems along with one for Root Sports Rocky Mountain. Each mobile unit will have two ultra slow-motion cameras.
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CueScript Launches Its CSM17 Prompter Monitor At The 2014 NAB Show
News: CueScript Launches Its CSM17 Prompter Monitor At The 2014 NAB ShowNew Company Debuts 17-Inch LED High Brightness HD-SDI Prompter Monitor
CueScript, a provider of creative prompting solutions with feature-rich designs for all broadcast production needs, is proud to announce the launch of its first product, the CSM17 17” LED High Brightness HD-SDI Prompter Monitor at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth N2919). The new prompter brings together a wealth of innovative features for demanding production applications—from location to studio and is designed to meet and exceed all necessary requirements for today’s various broadcast environments.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF Central microLite HD camera-back transmitters, including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
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Atomos Licence ProRes Codec to Panasonic at NAB 2014
Panasonic Pedigree and Atomos Innovation and Speed is a Perfect Partnership for VariCam 35
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, announce a strategic partnership at NAB 2014. Atomos will licence their Apple ProRes codec to Panasonic for the VariCam35 camera.
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4K Killer Combination from Atomos and Sony
Atomos 7" Shogun and Sony A7S Camera 4K Recording Solution Shown for the First Time at NAB 2014
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Apple ProRes Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will show the brand new 4K Shogun 7" IPS monitor/recorder alongside the new Sony A7S at NAB 2014. The Shogun is currently the only 4K HDMI recording solution that can take full advantage of the new A7S's full 35mm ultra-sensitive 12 mega pixel video sensor, clean HDMI out, 120 fps HD and custom HDMI timecode and start/stop trigger.
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Atomos Announce Revolutionary Shogun
Atomos Show New 4K HDMI Monitor/Recorder at NAB 2014
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will launch the new 4K Apple ProRes and RAW capable 12G-SDI and 4K HDMI Shogun at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532). "Shogun is the culmination of everything we stand for, amazing edit codec's from the sensor like 4K ProRes and RAW Cinema DNG. Affordable 4K recording through Raided HDD's and SSD's and unbelievable custom panels for monitoring". said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. "Super light and slim and at a price point under 2K. We offer a faster more affordable camera to timeline workflow with revolutionary 4K cameras from Sony, Panasonic and Canon".
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Rapidly Expanding NewTek Developer Network Adds 22 Customer Workflows
NewTek Product Ecosystem Now Includes 57 Customer Solutions In Graphics, Streaming, Automation & Controllers, Content, Asset Management & Storage
NewTek™ today announced the addition of 22 new customer workflows into the NewTek Developer Network. The rapidly growing program now offers 57 innovative and seamlessly integrated workflows for TriCaster™ and 3Play™ users, extending significant time-and cost-savings efficiencies to anyone using NewTek live production tools.
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MultiDyne® Increases Interoperability and Flexibility for Fiber Transport Applications With The Dingo™
New Platform Provides Seamless Communication Between openGear® Cards and MultiDyne Field Fiber Solutions, Streamlining Fiber Transport Operations
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced The Dingo™, a new fiber transport platform that enables interoperability between portable and fixed infrastructure equipment, bringing unprecedented flexibility to the field of fiber transport. Available in three compatible formats, The Dingo platform offers seamless communication between openGear® products and other fiber transport equipment — both in the studio or truck and in the field, streamlining fiber transport operations.
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Canon HDTV Lenses Chosen for Ross Mobile Productions' "Future Is Now 3" Production Vehicle and for Ross Robotics' Furio and CamBot Camera Support Systems at NAB Show 2014
Canon Long-Zoom Lens Performance and Affordability Cited as Essential to Ross Video's New "openTruck" Initiative
Ross Video, makers of production switchers, graphics/character generator systems, and remote-control camera-support technologies, have chosen HDTV lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to integrate with Ross Video products displayed at the 2014 NAB Show, April 7-10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Canon XJ76x9B and XJ60x9B long-field HD zoom lenses and HJ22x7.6B HD ENG lenses will be shown with Ross Mobile Productions' new "Future is Now 3" (FIN3) compact production vehicle, part of Ross Video's "openTruck" initiative to meet the needs of budget-conscious producers and operators. A variety of Canon ENG lenses will be shown with Ross Robotics' Furio and CamBot remote-control camera support systems, which utilize precision positional data from Canon lenses for integration with advanced virtual set and augmented reality applications.
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AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera
News: AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional CameraNAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. ProRes codecs are well established in many post-production environments and offer wide compatibility with editing, color correction and finishing applications. CION enables today’s growing demand for high frame rate support and offers the ability to output 4K raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. CION can record directly to AJA Pak SSD media at up to 60 frames per second.
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New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative Productions
News: New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative ProductionsNew Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, a Dynamic 17-120mm Focal Length Range, and Removable Digital Drive Unit for Cine-Style or Shoulder-Mounted Operation
Shallow, creative depth of field, high-resolution and optimal low-light shooting capabilities are just some of the many reasons that large, single-sensor digital cameras have been kitted and rigged for use in nearly every application involving video capture. Further enhancing the versatility and adoption of these cameras into markets such as ENG (Electronic News Gathering), documentary, narrative production and special event coverage is the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014
News: Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is showcasing an improved F8 LED Fresnel at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C5346), which runs through April 10 in Las Vegas, Nev. Introduced last year, the reengineered lighting instrument still delivers close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel and collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport, but a number of refinements deliver improved performance for field and studio applications.
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New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production Solution
News: New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production SolutionAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today introduced Primestream NewsPod by ASG, a turnkey integrated HD production and automation package for small and medium-sized newsrooms. Built around Primestream’s FORK Production Suite, the end-to-end solution includes all the hardware and software required to ingest, edit, playout and distribute news content. Primestream will demonstrate its FORK Production Suite at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL10216), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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JVC Leads Industry to New Levels of IP Integration, Ships Prohd Broadcaster Server, Cameras for Advanced Live HD Streaming
News: JVC Leads Industry to New Levels of IP Integration, Ships Prohd Broadcaster Server, Cameras for Advanced Live HD StreamingJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced it is shipping its new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount cameras, as well as its new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi, which serves as the central component to JVC’s new Professional Streaming Services. The products are being demonstrated at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs through April 10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSAIntroducing the world’s first digital film camera designed to revolutionize on set workflow while featuring a user upgradable sensor and lens mount, large 10 inch fold out monitor and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA, a new high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor and internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOW
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOWLeading Camera Support Company Introduces New Fluid Head for Film & Digital Productions
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will feature its brand new Cineline 70 Fluid Head at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). This advanced camera support technology is purpose-built for film and digital production cinematographers who desire a new dimension in professional camera support.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS With 1080p High-Speed AVC-ULTRA Recording To 240fps
Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 AVC-ULTRA Acquisition for Field Mastering and Archiving, Plus Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common Recording Module
Panasonic has introduced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording.(The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.)
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EditShare Provides High-Performance Shared Storage Integration for NewTek Customers
Integrated Live Production Environment Features Shared Storage Platform with Comprehensive Media Asset Management Capabilities to Facilitate Capture-to-Archive Workflow
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced its participation in the NewTek Developer Network. NewTek is the innovative provider of the TriCaster™ multi-camera live video production solution and 3Play slow-motion instant replay servers. Integrating EditShare and NewTek products gives users a unified live production and shared storage platform with a powerful media asset management (MAM) layer to track and control assets from capture and playout to post-production and archives.
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EditShare Expands Media Workflow Options with New Third-Party Integrations
EditShare Workflow Supports Servers and Applications from Adobe, Avid, Broadcast Pix and NewTek – Showcased at NAB 2014 on Booth SL5709
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is qualifying a number of new third-party integrations for use across the EditShare workflow. New and enhanced integrations include Adobe® Anywhere®, Avid® ISIS® storage systems, Broadcast Pix live production systems, and NewTek Tricaster™ and 3Play products. “One of our big themes at NAB 2014 is third-party collaboration. EditShare has significantly increased its integration with third-party applications and systems,” comments Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. “Many of our customers have existing equipment they want to keep using, not replace. So our open solutions are designed to augment third-party systems and enhance the overall workflow, whether a facility is running Adobe Anywhere with EditShare as their main shared storage, or EditShare Flow and Ark for media asset management and archiving with Avid ISIS storage.”
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Hosts Seminars From Industry Leaders At The 2014 NAB SHOW
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Hosts Seminars From Industry Leaders At The 2014 NAB SHOWInfluential Speakers from the Film & Television Industries Talk Technology
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, welcomes three, leading influencers from the film and television industries to host seminars on the latest techniques and technologies at the company’s NAB Booth C9520 on Wednesday April 9 during the show. Accredited time-lapse photographer Ryan Killackey, renowned filmmaker Ketch Rossi and esteemed British filmmaker Philip Bloom will each share their insights into the complex, inner workings of the film and television industries and why they choose to rely on Miller Camera Support, LLC equipment when out in the field.
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JMR ProBracket for Apple's Mac Pro Debuts at NAB
Innovative mounting system ideal for graphics and A/V professionals wanting to secure 
their Mac Pro in the studio or on the go
JJMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, will debut its ProBracket™ family of mounting hardware for the Apple® Mac Pro® at this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth #SL12112, from April 7th - 10th.
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Grass Valley Introduces Four New High-Speed Cameras to its Powerful LDX Range
LDX HiSpeed and LDX XtremeSpeed 3X/6X Cameras Deliver Super and Ultra Slow-Motion Imagery With Unrivaled Picture Quality
Building upon the success of its LDX Series of advanced imaging cameras, Grass Valley, a Belden brand, today announced four new additions to the LDX range — the LDX HiSpeed (LDX HS) and LDX Compact HiSpeed (LDX Compact HS) 3X super slow-motion cameras and the LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) and LDX Compact XtremeSpeed (LDX Compact XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras. These powerful new LDX cameras are built around Grass Valley’s proprietary Xensium-FT CMOS imagers to deliver superb picture quality, high sensitivity, and high dynamic range for a wide variety of production applications.
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Grass Valley Introduces New GV STRATUS Media Services for News Production, Live Production, Digital Media Platforms, and Playout
GV STRATUS New Media Services Enable Forward-Looking Master Control and Web/Mobile Distribution Workflows
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced new media services for its market-leading GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production Tools. The GV STRATUS service-oriented architecture (SOA) allows customers to purchase, combine, and configure the precise functional components they need to build and orchestrate the most efficient workflows for their unique production environments with GV STRATUS News, GV STRATUS Live, GV STRATUS Digital Media Platforms (DMP), and GV STRATUS Playout.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces New Compact Shared Storage and Workflow Appliance
EVO Prodigy Offers Robust and Affordable Shared Media Storage for Compact Spaces and for Content Creators On-the-Go
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced EVO Prodigy. This latest addition to the EVO product family is an affordable, flexible, SSD/SATA shared storage server and workflow appliance for compact spaces and field use.
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CatDV Boosts Muscle-Power In Broadcast & Cinema Asset Management at NAB 2014 (SL5025)
Square Box Systems, the leading developer of asset management systems, will preview major new versions of its CatDV and CatDV Pegasus asset management systems at NAB 2014. The forthcoming CatDV 11 and Pegasus 11 feature support for the very latest broadcast standards, high-end digital cinematography cameras and editorial workflows, and will be shown at CatDV’s booth #SL5025, along with upgraded web client, workflow and online support tools.
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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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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Launch CORTEX CarryOn, Portable, All-in-One Dailies Solution
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Launch CORTEX CarryOn, Portable, All-in-One Dailies SolutionGroundbreaking system offers a fully-integrated solutions for dailies processing at an incredibly low price.
At NAB 2014, MTI Film will introduce CORTEX CarryOn, its new, portable, all-in-one, on-set dailies solution that is powerful enough to handle the most demanding production tasks and yet small enough to fit in the overhead bin of an aircraft.
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Aframe Collaboration with Sony on Wireless Workflow Launched at NAB 2014 - South Lower, #SL 9110
Aframe integration with Sony wireless camera adapter to accelerate broadcast production workflow
Cloud video platform provider Aframe [Booth: SL9110] today announces a new cloud based workflow service in collaboration with Sony Corporation (Sony) [Booth: C11001] that will be demonstrated for the first time at NAB, 5-10 April, in Las Vegas. Aframe has become a cloud vendor for Sony’s wireless camera adapter, the integration of which vastly accelerates the workflow of broadcast content for news and production.
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NAB News: Enterprise sQ Gets more Tools, Enhanced IT Integration and AS-11
New developments enable Quantel's fast-turnaround production system to address all news and sports needs
Quantel announced major developments for its Enterprise sQ news and sports production system at NAB. These include enhancements for what is already the industry's fastest news editor, and significant advances in file-based workflows and management that help integrate Enterprise sQ even more fully with the facility's IT infrastructure.
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Studio Technologies Ships Updated Versions of Popular Model 41 and 42A IFB Interface
News: Studio Technologies Ships Updated Versions of Popular Model 41 and 42A IFB InterfaceStudio Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of tailored high-performance audio, video and fiber-optic products for the professional audio, installation and broadcast markets, is now shipping enhanced versions of the popular Model 41 and Model 42A Line-Level Audio to IFB Circuit Interfaces (Booth C11149). The units have received revised and updated circuitry and components for increased long-term reliability in tough field applications. The enclosure for both models has also been upgraded to aluminum, effectively reducing overall unit weight by 3 pounds (1.4 kg), while still maintaining the steel front panel for rugged performance in rack-mount applications.
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NBC's The Voice Selects Avid to Create and Deliver High-Quality, Inspiring Content
NAB (Booth #SU902) -- Avid(R) (OTC:AVID) today announced that NBC's leading Emmy Award-winning reality television series, The Voice, has selected industry-leading Avid video post-production and shared storage solutions to integrate its workflows, enhance collaboration, and manage and protect an exponentially growing number of media assets. By using Avid solutions, which are built around the Avid Everywhere(TM) vision for the future of the media industry, The Voice is able to create high-quality, award-winning programming that continues to captivate audiences and garner top ratings.
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K-Tek introduces new Professional Audio Bag Division at NAB 2014
News: K-Tek introduces new Professional Audio Bag Division at NAB 2014K-Tek, makers of award winning boom poles, microphone support equipment and accessories, will introduce groundbreaking audio production products at NAB 2014 in booth #C1736.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Partners with Abelcine to Open New, Exclusive West Coast Product and Service Center
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Partners with Abelcine to Open New, Exclusive West Coast Product and Service CenterMiller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that the Burbank facility of AbelCine, a professional products and services provider meeting the needs of content creators working in digital cinema, high-speed, 3D, broadcast, new media and communications, will be its new, exclusive authorized product and service center on the West Coast. This relationship is part of Miller’s plan to further support its customers and continue expanding its presence in the region.
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WDBJ7 Upgrades to Native HD ENG, Adds Live Streaming with New JVC ProHD Broadcaster Server, GY-HM890 Cameras
News: WDBJ7 Upgrades to Native HD ENG, Adds Live Streaming with New JVC ProHD Broadcaster Server, GY-HM890 CamerasJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced WDBJ7, the CBS affiliate for the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va., market (DMA #66), has purchased 16 GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which will replace an aging fleet of Panasonic SD camcorders and upgrade the station’s ENG operations to native HD acquisition. The station has also purchased JVC’s new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi to produce live HD streaming reports from the field using the cameras paired with 4G LTE modems or hotspots.
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EditShare Unveils Its Next (Work) Flow
Expanded Media Asset Management Integration and Support for Proxy Editing Workflows
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, will give NAB 2014 attendees a preview of EditShare Flow v3.1, a forthcoming update to the company’s popular media asset management solution. Flow v3.1 features enhanced metadata integration with Avid® non-linear editing systems as well as proxy editing workflows for all major NLEs. “The new version of Flow really masters metadata handling,” comments James Richings, managing director, EditShare. “Flow now supports importing AAF files created in systems such as Avid Media Composer, offering customers a round-trip workflow that not only brings metadata from Flow into Avid, but also now retrieves metadata created in Avid back into Flow – ensuring that valuable information about your media is always preserved. And thanks to an update in our proxy file metadata, Flow proxies can now be used for editing in industry-standard non-linear editors, really opening the doors for large-scale and remote collaboration scenarios.”
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Roland Systems Group Demonstrates Surround Field Recording and Monitoring with Holophone and DTS at NAB Show
News: Roland Systems Group Demonstrates Surround Field Recording and Monitoring with Holophone and DTS at NAB ShowRoland Systems Group in cooperation with DTS and Holophone microphones are pleased to be demonstrating a 3D recording and monitoring solution for sound designers and location recordists at their NAB Booth C8635.
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PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014
News: PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, will host a fully functional Accelerated Media Technologies (AMT) news truck from Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based independent global transmission and production company, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth OE1344). The must-see vehicle, parked at IMT’s outdoor booth, is ideal for live production, location shots, playout, remote production and transmission backup, and is equipped with IMT’s Nucomm Newscaster VT7.4 HD/SD ENG/SNG/OB Van Transmitter, among additional high-end gear.
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MultiDyne® Introduces All-Optical LightningSwitch for Simple, Cost-Effective Routing of Fiber-Optic Signals
Low Profile Routing Switch Eliminates Fiber Patch Panels, Making it Easy to Reroute Any Fiber-Optic Path, Including One-Way and Bidirectional Camera, Audio, and Data Streams
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced LightningSwitch, a 48x48 optical-to-optical routing switch that simplifies the routing of fiber-optic signals within broadcast infrastructures by eliminating the need for fiber patch panels. Relying on highly reliable piezoelectric beam-steering technology, LightningSwitch minimizes optical connection loss and maximizes optical performance from a high-density, compact 1-RU chassis, enabling cost-effective, trouble-free optical routing of video, audio, and data signals. Applications include broadcast and transmission facilities, sports venues, outside broadcast vehicles, cross-campus networks, postproduction, and satellite uplink management.
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XOR Media Selects Matrox DSX LE3 SDI Card to Power MediaServer G
New Video Playout and Branding Server is Ideal for Television Broadcast, Content Production, Live Entertainment and Sports Applications
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer, XOR Media has exclusively chosen the Matrox DSX LE3 multi-channel SDI card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the I/O and mixing engine for its new MediaServer G broadcast video server.
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EditShare to Give Away TWO Ultra Shared Storage Systems During NAB 2014
NAB 2014, Booth SL5709
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, has opened registration for the EditShare Shared Storage NAB Jackpot promotion taking place during NAB 2014. Open to all NAB attendees, the promotion gives entrants a chance to win an EditShare Ultra Shared Storage system, valued at 8,000.00 USD. The drawings will take place on Tuesday, April 8th at 4:00pm and again on Wednesday, April 9th at 4:00pm.
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KHQ Rolls With ABS For New Mobile Production Trailer
Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it has been contracted to design and build a 21-foot mobile production trailer for KHQ, the NBC affiliate in Spokane, Wash. (DMA #73). Scheduled for delivery in late spring, the new trailer will be used to expand coverage of local sports and other live events.
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The New Grass Valley is Future-Ready with Two Locations at NAB 2014
Combination of Grass Valley and Miranda Showcases Synergies and Integrated Demonstrations that Address Near-Term Challenges and Prepare Broadcasters for the Future
Booths SL206 and N2513, The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will make its debut at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show as an integrated presence, unified under a single banner, following the recent completion of Belden Inc.’s acquisition of Grass Valley. The new entity, the result of the historic merging of operations between industry powerhouses Grass Valley and Miranda, will host customers, partners, resellers and media at two different locations in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10: South Hall SL206 for Live and News Production, and North Hall N2513 for Playout.
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Trusting The Creative Process Is Key To Good Film And Television Editing
News: Trusting The Creative Process Is Key To Good Film And Television EditingEditors’ Lounge panelists discussed how to find inspiration, breaking through editors block, and how to gain editors’ muscle
While artists are typically creative by nature, there are times when one can feel less than inspired when working on a project. In the Channeling The Muse installment of the Editors’ Lounge, panelists bypassed the usual technical discussion to find out creative techniques industry veterans use when summoning their “inner muse.”
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LiveGrade Pro 2.0 Integrates a New LiveGrade iPhone app for Remote control and Comes with ACES Support, a Revised User Interface, and File Grading Capabilities.
News: LiveGrade Pro 2.0 Integrates a New LiveGrade iPhone app for Remote control and Comes with ACES Support, a Revised User Interface, and File Grading Capabilities.LiveGrade Pro 2.0 integrates a new LiveGrade iPhone app for remote control and comes with ACES support, a revised user interface, and file grading capabilities.
Pomfort, a provider of professional software for data and color management on the film set, has released a new major upgrade to its LiveGrade Pro solution. Beside ACES support, and new file grading capabilities, LiveGrade Pro now integrates a new iPhone app, which facilitates the collaboration with producers, directors, and cinematographers in the field while being away from the computer. Connected over WiFi, the LiveGrade remote app allows to select and apply grades, to bypass color, and to switch between attached LUT devices.
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MultiDyne® Appoints Industry Veteran Jim Hurwitz to Senior Management Role
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced that it has appointed Jim Hurwitz as vice president of business development. In his new role, Hurwitz will be responsible for developing and marketing new products for MultiDyne to increase the company's global sales efforts.
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Hive Lighting to Unveil Two New Plasma Production Lighting Products at NAB 2014
Hive Adds Bee Plasma Flood lights and Holographic Diffusing Polycarbonate Lenses to Line-Up of High-Output, Energy-Efficient Plasma Lighting Products
At the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, Hive Lighting will showcase two of their latest innovations in plasma production lighting: the Bee Plasma Flood light and Holographic Diffusing Polycarbonate (HDP) lenses. Hive will exhibit these new products alongside their entire line of high-output, energy-efficient plasma lighting solutions from April 7-10, 2014 at booth #C11728 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Eng Motorcycle Goes Full Throttle at NAB 2014
Fully Functional News Chopper Provides Unprecedented On-Location Coverage
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, introduces a fully functional ENG motorcycle at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Featuring IMT’s Nucomm CPTx-II Compact Portable Transmitter (CPTx-II), the motorcycle news vehicle is on display at IMT’s outdoor booth throughout the duration of the show.
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NBC Olympics Chose Media Links Inc. to Provide its Media Transmission Solutions for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi
MD8000 Media Transport Over IP Solutions Enabled NBC Olympics Loss-Less Video Delivery and Hitless Switching During its Coverage of 2014 Sochi Winter Games
Media Links Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Global Links, the market leader in broadcast and network solutions for media over IP, was selected to provide its Media Transport solutions to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from February 6-23. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, CTO and SVP, NBC Olympics, and Tom Canavan, President, Media Links Inc.
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MA 135/T1.9 Completes Master Anamorphic Family from ZEISS and ARRI
News: MA 135/T1.9 Completes Master Anamorphic Family from ZEISS and ARRIComprehensive Range of High-Performance Anamorphic Cine Lenses Now Availablele on the Market
ARRI and ZEISS will be presenting the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic MA135/T1.9 at their booths at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. This lens completes the Master Anamorphic family, bringing it to a total of seven focal lengths.
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Field 2 Shows Its Power at NAB 2014
Portable shared storage solution boasts support for Solid State Drives, runs on EditShare’s new ground-breaking Storage v7 platform, and sports a brand new, sleek look
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is showcasing its updated Field 2 portable shared storage solution at NAB 2014 (booth SL5709). The Field 2 release dons a new, modern design that enhances the aesthetic of any production workspace, operates on the brand new EditShare Storage v7 platform, and supports Solid State Drives (SSDs), offering users up to six-times the performance as compared to the enterprise-class 7200 RPM drives.
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Codex and Solectrix Announce Technology Collaboration
Codex has announced a technology collaboration with high-end electronics solutions developer Solectrix Gmbh to deliver an ultra-compact, high-quality digital cinema camera and recording package.
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KATC Multimedia Journalists Transmit Live HD Reports with JVC GY-HM650 Mobile News Camera
News: KATC Multimedia Journalists Transmit Live HD Reports with JVC GY-HM650 Mobile News CameraJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced KATC, the ABC affiliate in Lafayette, La. (DMA #122), is using its GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news camera as part of a multimedia journalist (MMJ) kit to provide live HD reports from the field. Since it was purchased in late 2013, the camera has typically been coupled with a Verizon 4G LTE mobile hotspot for live shots two or three times per week.
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Brazil’s EPTV Outfits OB Van with Grass Valley Solutions for Coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Cameras and Switcher Facilitate a Smooth Transition to HD for Broadcaster’s Mobile Production Truck
Brazil’s Empresa Paulista de Televisão (EPTV), part of the commercial network TV Globo, replaced their SD OB van with a brand new HD OB van equipped with a scalable Grass Valley® live production solution for HD coverage of major sporting events including the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The purchase includes 12 LDX WorldCam™ advanced imaging cameras, 12 XCU WorldCam™ eXchangeable Control Units, which support fiber as well as triax, and a Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame™.
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Anton/Bauer Introduces New Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2014
Innovative Battery and Charger Lines are Designed to Power the Digital Age
Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will unveil its Digital Battery Series and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2014. Redefining the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, Anton/Bauer’s revolutionary Digital Battery Series is the first battery line designed specifically to power digital production for the professional broadcast, cinema and new media sectors. The Performance Charger Series utilizes new technology to deliver the fastest possible charging sequence, while exceeding the high-efficiency standards required by today’s rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer will showcase these ground-breaking innovations at their exhibit (booth #C6025) at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, which runs April 7-10.
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TNDV Captures Creative Energy of Amnesty International Show at Barclays Center
Mobile Production Specialist’s Use of Film-Style Cameras for Musical Performances Enhances Dramatic Feel of Charitable Event
TNDV has had a busy mobile production schedule through the first quarter of 2014, with Amnesty International’s Bring Human Rights Home Concert last month standing out as its most unique project. The event, which took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, featured a roster of interesting musical acts aligned with the organization’s mission of fighting injustice and promoting human rights.
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Matrox Announces Monarch SDK
Pro AV and Broadcast System Developers Can Easily and Affordably Integrate High Quality Streaming Capabilities Into Their Products
Matrox® Video today announced Monarch™ SDK, a comprehensive set of tools that lets systems integrators, hardware and software developers, programmers and IT professionals harness the streaming capabilities of Monarch HD streaming appliances from within their own custom applications running on any platform — PC, Mac, mobile devices or automation systems.
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Producer Secrets Revealed In “Production Budget Basics” From WalterBiscardi.Com
News: Producer Secrets Revealed In “Production Budget Basics” From WalterBiscardi.ComWalterBiscardi.com is proud to announce the immediate availability of “Production Budget Basics” featuring long time broadcast Producer Dana Popoff (Food Network “Good Eats,” “Feasting On Waves” and Bridgestone Golf commercials). The new course features a detailed introduction to planning a budget for any production project, big or small, film to industrial that helps Producers plan more accurate numbers from the get go.
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Zylight Hosts Free Lighting Presentations at NAB 2014
News: Zylight Hosts Free Lighting Presentations at NAB 2014Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will host three free presentations that detail the use of LED lighting for a variety of production applications at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C5346). All presentations are at 1 p.m. at the Zylight booth and will feature insights from industry professionals who use Zylight products on location or in the studio.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group Orders More Than 70 New JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras with Built-In Live HD Transmission
News: Sinclair Broadcast Group Orders More Than 70 New JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras with Built-In Live HD TransmissionJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest television broadcasting companies in the United States, has ordered more than 70 of its new GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount cameras for local news operations. Introduced earlier this month, the GY-HM890 features a built-in streaming engine that allows live HD transmission directly from the camera.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Hosts Charitable Raffle Event at the 2014 NAB Show
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Hosts Charitable Raffle Event at the 2014 NAB ShowLeading Camera Support Company Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Giveaway
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is hosting a charitable raffle event at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520) as part of the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations. The Australian-owned camera support equipment company will toast its success with champagne and announce the winner of an exclusive giveaway of a limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic tripod on Tuesday, April 8, at 4:30pm. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the NAB Education Foundation.
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Digital Rapids and Cinnafilm® Integrate Award-Winning Automated Media Transformation and Standards Conversion Solutions
Cinnafilm's Tachyon standards conversion technology is now available as an option for the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 software and the Kayak workflow platform - The Tachyon component provides high-quality, motion-compensated frame rate conversion; inverse telecine with advanced cadence correction and more
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- and Cinnafilm, Inc., a leader in file-based image processing technology, announced today that Cinnafilm's Tachyon® standards conversion solution has now been integrated with the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 automated media transformation software and its underlying Kayak workflow platform.
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Spain’s Atresmedia Outfits New HD Studio with Grass Valley Solutions
Karrera, K-Frame, and K2 Dyno Provide Unparalleled Workflow and Increased On-Air Production Capabilities
Atresmedia, a leading TV and media group in Spain, is outfitting its new HD studio with several live production solutions from Grass Valley including the powerful Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame™, as well as a K2 Dyno® Replay System. Atresmedia operates eight on-air channels that deliver news, magazines, entertainment shows, top quality TV series and movies to millions of viewers across Spain. This new solution from Grass Valley will enable Atresmedia to double its on-air studio production capabilities and make its current workflow more consistent and smooth. The broadcaster expects its new TV studio to be fully operational by April 2014.
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Netstor Releases Thunderbolt™ 2 Complete Product Line
News: Netstor Releases Thunderbolt™ 2 Complete Product LineNetstor Technology announced the full upgrade of its Thunderbolt product line to Thunderbolt™ 2 including its series of PCIe expansion, model combination of storage, and desktop RAID. The latest Thunderbolt™ 2 technology of Netstor's products gives modern fastest data throughput up to 20Gbps, twice the data rate of the first generation Thunderbolt, allowing users, content creators, and professionals to show 4K video on display while being able to transfer large data files at ultra high-speed at the same time.
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PNY Uses NVIDIA Quadro Graphics to Fuel AccuWeather’s Storyteller to Deliver Lightning-Fast Graphics and Live Video to Top Broadcast Stations
AccuWeather’s StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen system, powered by NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards, lets broadcast stations of any size deliver compelling multimedia stories
With AccuWeather’s StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen system, television news stations of any size can deliver to their viewers compelling, real-time, multimedia interactive stories: whether it’s the latest radar images of an impending hurricane, live traffic reports or social media interactions with on-air talent. Relying on PNY to provide pre- and post-sales assistance allowed AccuWeather to select, source, and integrate the right components to build the StoryTeller system, which includes an NVIDIA® Quadro® K4000 graphics card and 4-input SDI Capture card.
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NAB 2014: FOR-A To Show New Version of FT-ONE 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera, Debut 4K Extraction System
At the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, FOR-A will showcase a new version of its FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera. The new version of the FT-ONE offers fiber I/O connections built directly into the unit for ease of use when shooting from the field. The company’s new ZE-ONE 4K extraction system will also be a highlight of the company’s booth (C5117), making its first NAB appearance.
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Matrox Announces Low-Profile High-Density SDI Card for Developers
Matrox DSX LE4 PCIe Video Card, Along with Feature-Rich Matrox DSX SDKs for Windows or Linux, let Broadcast Equipment Manufacturers Build a Wide Variety Of Compact, Reliable, Cost-Effective Systems
Matrox® Video today announced the Matrox DSX LE4 PCIe video card, part of the next generation of Matrox DSX™ Developer Products. DSX LE4 is a low-profile, half-length SDI card that offers up to eight reconfigurable I/Os, from SD to 4K. When configured with inputs, the card is equipped with built-in frame synchronizers to generate clean SDI signals for any environment. Along with the comprehensive Matrox DSX SDKs for Windows® or Linux® and unlimited Matrox applications engineering support, the new card provides the I/O flexibility OEMs need to get quickly to market with small-footprint channel-in-a-box systems, video servers, broadcast graphics systems, encoders, transcoders, multiviewers, switchers and other digital media equipment.
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WDBJ Upgrades its Newsgathering to HD with Grass Valley
Station Harnesses the Powerful Capabilities of GV STRATUS and EDIUS for the Delivery of HD Content
In a move that rounds out a full migration to HD programming, Schurz Communications-owned CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, is upgrading its existing Aurora™ system from Grass Valley® to GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools and EDIUS® 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software for enhanced production and full HD news delivery. WDBJ produces six daily newscasts that deliver breaking news and weather updates, as well as locally-produced sports programs for viewers across the state of Virginia. With the help of Grass Valley’s premiere partner Digital Video Group (DVG), and its longstanding relationship with WDBJ, the new HD system was first demoed and then configured to WDBJ’s exact specifications, making the transition easy.
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software
News: Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation SoftwareNew Software Empowers Artists’ Creativity With Innovative New Tools Like Bifrost And Shaderfx
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D animation and modeling tool for professional indie game makers. Autodesk also announced the availability of the 2015 Entertainment Creation Suite for 3D animation and visual effects.
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Matrox Announces Low-Profile, Multi-Channel SDI Card with High-Performance Hardware Processing
News: Matrox Announces Low-Profile, Multi-Channel SDI Card with High-Performance Hardware ProcessingNew Matrox X.mio3 PCIe Video Card for Developers Offers Up to Eight Reconfigurable SDI I/Os with On-Board Scaling, Compositing and Motion-Adaptive De-Interlacing, from SD to 4K
Matrox® Video today announced the Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI video card, part of the next generation of Matrox DSX Developer Products. X.mio3 LP is a low-profile, half-length PCIe card that offers up to eight reconfigurable I/Os, from SD to 4K. Multi-channel hardware processing accelerates compute-intensive operations including motion-adaptive de-interlacing, up/down/cross scaling and mixing/compositing for all resolutions. When configured with inputs, the card is equipped with built-in frame synchronizers to generate clean SDI signals for any environment.
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Like-New Equipment for All Facets of Video and Audio Production Available for Purchase or Lease
News: Like-New Equipment for All Facets of Video and Audio Production Available for Purchase or LeaseBexel's Technical Sales & Solutions (TSS) division will showcase its Gold Line of pristine, one-time use broadcast video and audio equipment at NAB 2014. Much of the gear was recently used to cover worldwide sporting events in Sochi, Russia. Bexel's Gold Line includes a plethora of equipment, from camera systems, lenses, accessories and support, to video and audio converters, audio monitoring, speakers, wireless intercom, solid state recorders, microphones, P2 camcorders, and more.
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Bexel TSS Introducing Gold Line at NAB 2014
News: Bexel TSS Introducing Gold Line at NAB 2014Like-New Equipment for All Facets of Video and Audio Production Available for Purchase or Lease
Bexel’s Technical Sales & Solutions (TSS) division will showcase its Gold Line of pristine, one-time use broadcast video and audio equipment at NAB 2014. Much of the gear was recently used to cover worldwide sporting events in Sochi, Russia. Bexel’s Gold Line includes a plethora of equipment, from camera systems, lenses, accessories and support, to video and audio converters, audio monitoring, speakers, wireless intercom, solid state recorders, microphones, P2 camcorders, and more.
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Myanmar’s MRTV Selected Grass Valley’s Broadcast Infrastructure Solutions for Southeast Asian Games International Broadcast Center
MRTV Purchased a Range Of Sophisticated Technologies for Live HD Coverage of the 2013 SEA Games
Grass Valley® supplied Myanmar’s MRTV with a robust solution for the capture and delivery of live HD coverage of the 2013 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. This solution included a sophisticated broadcast infrastructure for MRTV’s International Broadcast Center (IBC), which was designed to enable unilateral broadcast services for the Games. MRTV operates Myanmar’s state-owned satellite television station MRTV. The station airs 12 local channels and 14 regional channels throughout Myanmar, reaching millions of viewers.
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China Central Television Installs 80 Nonlinear Editing Systems Based on Matrox DSX Technology
China Digital Video Limited’s Himalaya A1500HD Systems Provide Multi-Format Editing, Realtime Effects, Fast Transcoding, and Easy-To-Use CG And Broadcast Graphics Tools
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the Matrox DSX LE2 card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the heart of its Himalaya A1500HD nonlinear editing system. China Central Television (CCTV), China’s largest broadcaster, recently installed 80 of the Himalaya systems in its facilities to integrate video ingest, color grading, audio/video effects, CG, Dolby audio editing and multi-format video editing.
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Media 5 Chooses Matrox DSX LE3 SDI Card as Heart of HD Broadcast Graphics System
CG5 Multichannel HD Provides Multiple Realtime Title Rolls and Crawls, 3D Animated Logos, Time And Weather Displays, Sports Timers, Lower Thirds and Other Broadcast Graphics Tools for TV Stations, Production Companies and OB Vans
Matrox® Video today announced that Media 5 S.R.L., one of Argentina’s leading video equipment manufacturers, has chosen the Matrox DSX LE3 card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the I/O and mixing engine for its CG5 Multichannel HD character generator. Telefe, Argentina’s top-rated broadcaster, uses CG5 Multichannel HD to remotely control the entire broadcast graphics and channel branding operations of the network.
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Sheri Davis To Receive Prestigious Trailblazer Award at the 1st Annual Location Managers Guild Of America Awards Saturday, March 29 at the Writers Guild Theater
Sheri Davis, Director of the Inland Empire Film Commission, has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious Trailblazer Award, it was announced today by LMGA President, Nancy Haecker.
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Nipros To Introduce New LCD Monitor/Viewfinders For Camera-Agnostic Rigs At NAB
News: Nipros To Introduce New LCD Monitor/Viewfinders For Camera-Agnostic Rigs At NABNAB BOOTH #N314—At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas April 5-10, Nipros, sold and supported exclusively in the Americas by full-service alliance partner Samaserve, will introduce two new combination monitor/viewfinders to its expanding line of camera conversion systems and accessories. The new 5-inch (diagonal) HDF-HR500 and HDF-500 full HD color monitors/ viewfinders are designed to mount directly to the durable and highly flexible Nipros camera agnostic HDS-300 rig which is compatible with any video camera on the market today, including 4K units from Blackmagic Design, Canon and Sony.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60Th Anniversary At The 2014 NAB Show
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Celebrates 60Th Anniversary At The 2014 NAB ShowLeading Camera Support Company Provides Innovative Solutions for Film & Television
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm, as it prepares to kick off its 60th anniversary celebration at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). The Australian-owned camera support equipment company will toast its success by commemorating its professional progression throughout the years in supplying the film and television industry with revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads.
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Small Tree “Infused” ROBEN-3TS by Magma Turns Laptops into Mini-Server
System Optimizes Bandwidth for Video-Editing Teams
Post-production facilities seeking maximum bandwidth for video-editing projects should consider installing Magma’s ROBEN-3TS, available through Small Tree. Featuring three full-length, full-height PCIe slots with a robust, high speed backplane, as well as modifications made by Small Tree to support the leading shared storage company’s high bandwidth, enterprise 10Gb Ethernet cards and Thunderbolt™ 2 technology, ROBEN-3TS is available with either 1 TB SATA drives or 1 TB SSD drives.
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iZotope RX 3 Honored by Cinema Audio Society
RX Wins for Technical Achievement in Post Production
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, announced today that the CAS has recognized RX 3 Advanced at its 50th annual awards ceremony for Technical Achievement in Post Production. The distinguished award is presented to companies for engineering achievements in the field of audio post-production, and underscores how RX 3 is now the standard for rescuing troubled audio from the cutting room floor.
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Pictorvision Eclipse Honored with SOC Technical Achievement Award
News: Pictorvision Eclipse Honored with SOC Technical Achievement AwardOn March 8, 2014 members of the Society of Camera Operators gathered at the Skirball Center, in Los Angeles, CA to honor the accomplishments of its outstanding members as well as individuals in the corporate community for their contributions to the advancement of equipment and techniques vital to the work of Camera Operators. At this year’s annual black tie event, Pictorvision received one of the SOC’s coveted Technical Achievement Awards for its Eclipse™ Gyro-Stabilized Aerial Camera System.
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PAG Launches Linking Gold Mount Battery at NAB
News: PAG Launches Linking Gold Mount Battery at NABAt NAB 2014, PAG, one of the broadcast industry’s longest established global providers of innovative portable power solutions, will launch its new Gold Mount® (3-Stud Snap-On®) compatible, high-current, PAGlink battery, a replacement for all Anton/Bauer® Li-Ion batteries.
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K-Tek Offers Fresh Take on the Audio Bag.
News: K-Tek Offers Fresh Take on the Audio Bag.The audio specialists at K-Tek have designed a fresh take on the audio bag just in time for the new small mixer/recorders like the Sound Devices 633 and Zaxcom Maxx. The new Stingray Audio Bag has incorporated never before seen innovations to allow the bag to stand upright, and offers easy access to media, crucial connections, batteries, and plenty of storage for gear. Plus there are multiple carrying options—all in one compact bag.
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Grass Valley Is Future-Ready at NAB 2014
Introduces Future-Ready Production Solutions and Enhancements Across its Entire Product Line
Consumer demand for exceptional viewing performance and quality is soaring, and new standards such as UHD/4K are driving the need for higher resolutions and higher frame rates throughout the broadcast distribution chain. Grass Valley® solves the challenges these new formats present with innovative updates across its entire product line at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas from April 7-10, 2014. Grass Valley (booth SL206) will demonstrate large scale, future-ready production solutions that enable the creation and manipulation of higher resolution and higher frame rate content, alongside seamless workflows that offer multiplatform content development and distribution with remote capabilities.
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Atomos at CABSAT 2014
New Smart Production Tools on Show at CABSAT 2014, Dubai
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THALES ANGENIEUX & BINOCLE 3D announce High level presence for S3D Live Television at NAB 2014
News: THALES ANGENIEUX & BINOCLE 3D announce High level presence for S3D Live Television at NAB 2014THALES ANGENIEUX and BINOCLE 3D have decided to serve the Broadcast Industry with innovative ways of shooting, giving operators the opportunity to enlarge their service offer.
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Avid Customer Community Crafts Memorable Night at the 2014 Academy Awards®
Oscar® Nominees Including "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity" and "Nebraska" All Created With Avid's Proven and Trusted Video and Audio Solutions
Avid® (OTC:AVID) today celebrates the many Avid customers recognized for their craft as nominees and winners at the 86th Academy Awards®, the world's most prestigious ceremony honoring film industry professionals. Films created using Avid's industry-leading professional content creation solutions include Best Picture Award winner "12 Years a Slave" and nominees, "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips", "Gravity" and "Nebraska." Avid solutions provide professionals with the tools they need to bring the director's vision to life and create high-quality compelling content to engage and inspire audiences.
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Monolith Systems Outfits NASDAQ Control Room and Studio with Grass Valley Solutions for Live Market Updates
Karrera and Trinix Combine with Existing Grass Valley Solutions To Deliver Round-The-Clock Financial Market Updates at the NASDAQ Stock Market
New York-based systems integrator Monolith Systems, Inc. today announced it will be equipping NASDAQ’s new MarketSite control room and studio with a Trinix® NXT digital video routing switcher and a Karrera® Video Production Center switcher from Grass Valley®. Currently NASDAQ is using Grass Valley’s Concerto™ routing switcher and Kayak™ digital production switcher for its main on-air broadcasts.
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A Tale of Two Field Monitors:Panasonic & Flanders ScientificA Tale of Two Field Monitors:Panasonic & Flanders Scientific
The world is full of production monitors these days, but two new models stand out thanks to their big screens that can run for hours on battery power. That alone means cameramen and producers can finally take a big monitor into the field, without giving up much mobility.
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TV Pro Gear Builds 3D Flypack for WealthTVTV Pro Gear Builds 3D Flypack for WealthTV
When cable/satellite network WealthTV decided to offer a 3D channel, they turned to TV Gear Pro, experts in creating flypacks, to make the first-ever 3D flypack. TV Pro Gear president Andrew Maisner, who was also the project's design engineer, tells Creative COW what's in the flypack and how it's being used so far.
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NAB 2012: K-TekNAB 2012: K-Tek
K-Tek introduced several products at NAB 2012, including the rugged Shark Wireless Antenna Mount, and a range of tools designed to respond to the ergonomic needs of small form factors such as the GoPro camera and the iPhone. Also debuted was the K-Tek Tripod Mount Case for the iPhone4/4S, which turns the smartphone into a professional camera.
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NAB 2012: SachtlerNAB 2012: Sachtler
Sachtler debuted the Ace tripod system for the first time in the U.S. With a payload of up to 8.8 pounds (4 kilograms), the Ace tripod is ideal for smaller HDV camcorders and video-enabled DSLR cameras.
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NAB 2012: Petrol BagsNAB 2012: Petrol Bags
Petrol Bags introduced four new products for audio in addition to the Liteporter for a Litepanels 1x1 LED light fixture, Rolling DigiSuite DSLR Camera Case and two new LCD monitor bags.
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BlogBlogs:

Recreating reality with visual effects
Seamless visual effects for The Wolf of Wall Street created with help from Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Photoshop CC Paul and Christina Graff of Crazy Horse Effects (CHE) are visual effects aficionados, with projects to their credit such as There Will Be Blood and Life of Pi ....
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Hearst Television covers the Winter Games
Remote team uses laptops equipped with Adobe Premiere Pro to edit and package athlete stories Since the beginning of the Winter Games, Hearst Television has been on site in Sochi delivering general coverage, as well as profiles of individual Team USA athletes. Hearst relies on a tapeless workflow and reporters...
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Live from Sundance: Adobe to stream filmmaker panel on January 17
With today’s technologies, low budget no longer means low-quality for independent filmmakers. On January 17, 2014 [ http://adobe.ly/p6ZMbd ] Adobe will present a special panel discussion at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where filmmakers will discuss their work, their workflows and why they believe that awe-inspiring storytelling and high production...
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PodcastPodcasts:

Achieving the film look with DV camera; an interview with Stu Maschwitz
One of the most common topics in the post production field is "Achieving the Film Look". In this interview, Aanarav Sareen speaks with Stu Maschwitz to discuss "The DV Rebel's Guide" and some other procedures that go over the process of achieving high production standards.
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