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MIRA MOBILE M-12HD and SportsNet LA Capture High-Quality Close-Ups, Panoramic Shots and Night-time Slo-Mo With FUJINON Optics
News: MIRA MOBILE M-12HD and SportsNet LA Capture High-Quality Close-Ups, Panoramic Shots and Night-time Slo-Mo With FUJINON OpticsWhen MIRA Mobile’s new M-12HD rolls into Dodger Stadium on behalf of MIRA customer, SportsNet LA, it does so with shot-capturing skills that rival the speed and focus of any Cy Young Award winner. Four of the truck’s six FUJINON XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field lenses outfitted on Sony HDC2570 studio cameras are positioned at various points on the field – high left field, mid first base, tight center field, and right field. One XA99x mans the high third base position placed on an I-MOVIX ultra-slow-motion system, provided by Fletcher Chicago. M-12 is also equipped with four XA77x9.5 telephoto field lenses.
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at IBC 2014Leading Camera Support Company Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Giveaway
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, hosted a celebration at the 2014 IBC Show on Saturday, September 13 (Hall 11, Stand D.30), as the company continued its ongoing 60th anniversary festivities with a champagne toast. Gabriele Woolley, director of The Broadcast Bridge, was named the winner of a limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod as part of its charitable raffle event. All proceeds from the raffle were donated to the IABM Educational Foundation.
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Panasonic Promises Workflow Optimisation at IBC ‘14
Panasonic utilised IBC 2014 to launch the much anticipated Varicam, the star of a wide range of products and innovations that will make film and TV production significantly easier.
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Panasonic Announce New High Speed Network Workflow for Broadcasters
Panasonic is Testing a News Gathering Network Workflow for Broadcasters that Transmits Video Footage and Shoot Data from Remote Field Locations to the Newsroom, and Enables Cameras to be Controlled from a Network Environment.
Testing began last month with Independent Television News (ITN), a major UK broadcaster, and will continue to be carried out on a rolling basis with the company’s broadcast partners in countries around the world.
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Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Presents New Plug-In for the Post-Production of Light-Field Data for Avid Media Composer
IBC stand 8.B80 - The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, leading provider of future-oriented solutions for an enhanced digital media and digital cinema workflow, is presenting a new light-field software plug-in for Avid Media Composer®, developed by Fraunhofer IIS, at IBC 2014. On-location retakes are time-consuming and expensive. What if the focus was incorrectly set during shooting or the perspective has to be changed? The use of intelligent algorithms and multi-camera systems that provide multiple simultaneous views opens the door to a world of new post-production possibilities. The new software plug-in allows integration of this functionality into an existing post-production software. Creative work with light-field data can be experienced by using an intuitive user-interface to process this data. The plug-in is one of the new developments that Fraunhofer IIS is presenting at IBC for movie and video production in hall 8, stand B80.
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Ross Video Breaks the Automated Production Price Barrier with the Integration of OverDrive and Carbonite at IBC
News: Ross Video Breaks the Automated Production Price Barrier with the Integration of OverDrive and Carbonite at IBCToday, Ross Video announces the integration of two market leading products, their OverDrive Automated Production Control System and Carbonite Production Switcher Series. This integration makes automated production available to many more price sensitive customers given the dramatically lower cost of a Carbonite system versus larger production switchers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces PL Lens Mount Models of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces PL Lens Mount Models of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of two new cinema cameras, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K PL and Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL. Both cameras now include PL mount models for using professional cinema lenses or even vintage cinema lenses and are now available from $2,295.
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Atomos 4K Shogun Ready for Action at IBC 2014
Atomos Prepare to Ship the Pioneering Shogun 4K/HD HDMI and 12G/6G/3G SDI Monitor/Recorder/Deck at IBC.
Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders and recording accessories will present the shipping version of the highly decorated 4K Shogun at IBC 2014 (Hall 9, D.25), Amsterdam. The new Shogun is due to begin its first production run to be ready to ship to the reseller channel to meet pre-orders.
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Atomos Announce Power Station at IBC 2014
Power Station allows continuous power in the field and in the studio for all production devices.
Atomos is known for delivering creative solutions to real world professional production and post production problems. Today Atomos enter the battery market with what is the most advanced power management offering in decades. Unveiling the new Power Station at IBC 2014 (Hall 9, D.25), Amsterdam, this new accessory means cameramen will never be left without power in the field, powering multiple devices and giving endless hot swapping of commodity camera batteries – Endless Power.
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IO Industries Launches Compact 4K Camera at IBC 2014
News: IO Industries Launches Compact 4K Camera at IBC 2014IO Industries Inc. announces that their new 4KSDI camera will be shown at IBC 2014, in Hall 11, Stand D67. The 4KSDI is a single-piece 4K/UHD camera head with 3G/HD-SDI outputs for connection to separate recorders and monitors. It features a Super-35mm global shutter sensor, interchangeable lens mount, and multiple output formats to support various applications. Designed for use in professional broadcast and production environments, it also suits remote video applications with unmanned aerial or underwater vehicles.
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Grass Valley and Aspera Team up to Offer High-Speed File Transfer for GV STRATUS
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Aspera, an IBM Company, have teamed up to expand the file transfer capabilities of GV STRATUS. With Aspera’s FASP transport technology, video files will now transfer more quickly, reliably and securely between broadcasters, content owners and service providers regardless of transfer distances, file sizes or network conditions.
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Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Reinvents 3D Production at IBC 2014
The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, leading provider of future-oriented solutions for an enhanced digital media and digital cinema workflow, will be demonstrating its latest technologies at IBC 2014, stand 8.B80, as a result of the completion of its Spatial-AV project. This project is the Alliance’s initiative to automate the procedures of 3D production and provide intelligent, modular, multi-sensory recording and production systems for immersive audio-visual media.
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Aspera, an IBM Company, Partners with EVS and Elemental to Bring Unprecedented Second Screen Video Streaming to Millions of Sports Fans Worldwide
New Cloud-Based Service Delivers Near-Real Time Hd Content To Global Sports Fans
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Aspera, an IBM company, together with EVS, a leading provider of broadcast and media production systems, and Elemental, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, deployed the first large-scale system for high-resolution live video streaming via the cloud to enable viewers to watch live HD media and sporting events from their connected devices.
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Fairlight Launches Affordable QUANTUM.Live Table-Top Console
News: Fairlight Launches Affordable QUANTUM.Live Table-Top ConsoleExtending its Range of Dual Purpose Production Consoles, Fairlight’s New Release Offers a Powerful Entry Level Solution.
IBC 2014 will see the launch of QUANTUM.Live Table-Top (TT), the newest addition to Fairlight's live console family that includes the award winning EVO.Live digital audio mixing system.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards
Gala Awards Event Takes Place November 6, 2014
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors. The Awards honor excellence in post production while bringing recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies as well as creative excellence and groundbreaking technologies within the post production industry. The HPA Awards are considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry.
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SMPTE® and FKTG Release Details on Forum 2015, 'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective'
Two-Day Forum Will Examine Emerging Technologies and Business Impact of Broadband Media Across All Platforms
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced details for the SMPTE Forum 2015 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective." Produced in partnership with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft (FKTG), with collaboration from the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, the SMPTE Forum is scheduled for 7-8 May 2015, at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin. Factors as wide as EU policy, net neutrality, copyright, and mining "big data" are shaping the possibilities in the complex European market and redefining how the industry engages its audience. The SMPTE Forum 2015 will examine these topics, and how connectivity, bandwidth, and media technology improvements will impact media production and distribution across all platforms, from cinema and broadcast to mobile and interactive new media technologies.
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Grass Valley to Show Customers the Way to 4K/UHD at IBC 2014
As broadcasters strive to provide viewers with the highest-quality images across multiple formats, Grass Valley’s expertise in emerging technologies such as 4K/UHD can help customers move to this new format with scalable solutions that meet their budgets today and tomorrow. Attendees at IBC 2014 seeking an efficient, practical approach for expanding their production capabilities to encompass 4K/UHD technology will find a full suite of future-ready solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, in Hall 1, Stand D11.
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A Harvest Of Post-Production Tools At The September Editors' Lounge Featuring Avid
News: A Harvest Of Post-Production Tools At The September Editors' Lounge Featuring AvidThe Editors’ Lounge returns from summer hiatus on Friday, September 26th with presentations from Avid, EditShare and AlterMedia. Leading experts in the field of post-production will be introducing new technology in a classroom style setting that allows for hands-on learning and gives editors the opportunity to improve on their craft. AlphaDogs Post Production hosts the event at 1612 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. The cost to attend is to bring your favorite beverage. RSVP is required to attend.
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Grass Valley to Showcase Future-Ready Broadcast Portfolio Enhancements at IBC 2014
At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase solutions and services designed to meet the needs of broadcasters and media companies both today and tomorrow. Visitors will learn how to take on the challenge of emerging technologies, like 4K/UHD and IP-enabled workflows, while also experiencing the broad array of solution demonstrations throughout the Grass Valley stand. IBC 2014 marks the European debut of the new Grass Valley and is the first time that the newly formed company will be showcasing solutions at one stand — in Hall 1, Stand D11.
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Panasonic Introduces AJ-PX800 2/3”, 3-Chip P2 HD Shoulder-Mount With AVC-Ultra Recording
News: Panasonic Introduces AJ-PX800 2/3”, 3-Chip P2 HD Shoulder-Mount With AVC-Ultra RecordingWith Exceptional Picture Quality and Wireless Connectivity, Camcorder is Lightweight, Low Power ENG Tool
Panasonic has announced the AJ-PX800, a new 2/3-inch, three-chip shoulder-mount camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. Weighing a little over 6 pounds, the PX800 is the industry’s lightest camcorder in its class.
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Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and Exciting Innovations at IBC2014
News: Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and Exciting Innovations at IBC2014Visit Stand 7.K29 for Demos of the Brand New mocha Pro 4 Plus an Exclusive Preview of the Newest Features to be Released in Version 4.1; See Presentations from Industry Professionals Martin Brennand, Lars Wemmje and Ben Brownlee Heusner
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® planar tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s IBC Show, which will be held at the RAI in Amsterdam from September 12th through 16th. Visit Imagineer Systems at stand 7.K29 for hands-on demonstrations of the recently released mocha Pro 4, which features a brand new stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, Adobe Premiere support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects and post-production facilities. Attendees to the show can also get a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released mocha Pro v4.1, plus hear from visual effects artists using mocha in their daily workflows.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Cooks Up a Creative Storm While Traveling with Patrick and Kylie
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Cooks Up a Creative Storm While Traveling with Patrick and KylieTelevision Show Duo Relies on the Air Tripod System to Shoot Latest Cooking and Travel Projects
When television personalities Patrick and Kylie each decided to embark on their own journeys, shooting separate new travel and cooking series in Italy and London, respectively, Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, helped set the scenes with its new, compact, durable Air Tripod System.
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SPLICE® Expands Audio Department with Addition of Sound Designer/Mixer Keith Gettelman
News: SPLICE® Expands Audio Department with Addition of Sound Designer/Mixer Keith GettelmanCreative Studio Provides Sound Design for Director Eric D. Howell’s New Short Film “Strangers” at Legendary Skywalker Sound
Creative studio SPLICE® continues to expand its Audio Department with the addition of Sound Designer/Mixer Keith Gettelman. Splice welcomed fellow Sound Designer/Mixer Troy Hermes earlier this year to head the company’s Audio team. Together this summer, Gettelman and Hermes provided sound design and effects for Director Eric D. Howell’s (“Ana’s Playground”) new short film “Strangers” starring James Denton (Desperate Housewives) and Marta Milans (Law and Order) that went to final mix with Oscar-winner Gary Rizzo at legendary Skywalker Sound in Northern California.
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IBC 2014: Variety Of FOR-A Video Solutions To Make Show Debut
News: IBC 2014: Variety Of FOR-A Video Solutions To Make Show DebutBooth highlights Include: the FT-ONE-OPT 4K Camera, FRC-9000 4K Frame Rate Converter, FA-505 4K Signal Processor, and HVS-XT2000 4K Vision Mixer
At IBC Show, FOR-A will showcase a variety of its new video production solutions. The company will exhibit in Hall 2, Stand A51 during the show, which runs September 12-16 at the Amsterdam RAI.
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Ross Video Presents openTruck for IBC 2014 in Partnership with Broadcast Networks and Gearhouse Broadcast
The Next Generation Compact HD Mobile Production Unit will be Showcased Front and Centre on Ross Video Stand 9.C10
Ross Video has announced today it will bring its openTruck™ initiative to the European market at IBC in partnership with Broadcast Networks, a leading systems integrator of broadcast and media solutions.
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P+S Technik Primecircle XM Series Cinema Lenses Now On Delivery
News: P+S Technik Primecircle XM Series Cinema Lenses Now On DeliveryThe new PrimeCircle XM (manual focus and manual aperture) cinema lenses are finally on delivery, featuring smooth focus action with calibrated (one to one) focus scales for precise follow-focus work.
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Ruige to Introduce TL1730HDA-CO carry-on Picture Monitor at IBC2014
News: Ruige to Introduce TL1730HDA-CO carry-on Picture Monitor at IBC2014The Ruige TL1730HDA-CO compact transportable picture monitor makes its first European exhibition appearance on the Ruige stand, 11.D47, at IBC2014 in Amsterdam, September 12-16. Representatives attending will include Jian Ma (General Manager, Ruige China) and Tommy Goodson (President of AV BrandBuilder Corporation, Ruige master distributor for North America).
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IKEGAMI Introduces HC-HD300 - Affordable HD Studio Camera System
News: IKEGAMI Introduces HC-HD300 - Affordable HD Studio Camera SystemLatest Addition to Unicam HD Line Features Newly Developed 1/3-inch Full resolution Three CMOS Sensor Block, New Fiber Camera Control System for Flexible Operation in Studio & Field
Ikegami Electronics U.S.A., the world-leading manufacturer of advanced HD cameras and production equipment, has introduced the HC-HD300 CMOS Studio HDTV Camera System.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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LYNX Technik Launches Testor™ |lite 3G, Hand-Held Test Signal Generator
News: LYNX Technik Launches Testor™ |lite 3G, Hand-Held Test Signal GeneratorIBC 2014 - 8.C70, LYNX Technik AG, provider of modular interfaces and signal processing solutions will launch its new Testor™ | lite 3G, a cost-effective, compact, hand held touch-screen multi-format test signal generator to the European market at IBC 2014, stand 8.C70.
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Metus INGEST Supports Matrox VS4 and MXO2 Boards
News: Metus INGEST Supports Matrox VS4 and MXO2 Boards
Metus has never stopped growing! And now its supports Matrox I/O devices. Matrox VS4 is a 4 HD/SDI input 4 channel dedicated PCI capture card for multi channel Ingest. Matrox MXO2 is a portable I/O device with HD/SDI, analog, HDMI inputs and ExpressCard/34 , Thunderbolt(Mac only) or PCIE connectivity. MXO2 with Ingest will turn your laptop into an capture and streaming powerhouse.
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GB Labs launches new 4K DIT system
News: GB Labs launches new 4K DIT system(7.J15b) GB Labs UK |GB Labs’ 4K Duo On-Set is a game changer for high end 4K location production. It delivers a lightning fast ingest station, an UltraHD storage platform and a secure high speed data LTO backup solution. For the first time, it opens up the potential for 4K project sharing and archiving in the field, with the option for editors, audio technicians and colorists to work simultaneously on the same project. With multiple clients connecting using 1Gb, 10Gb or 40Gb Ethernet, this will deliver significant time savings and help the director to shape the production as never before.
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The Dalet AmberFin Platform (AT)3 Expands To Combat Temporal Conversion
A Partnership with Cinnafilm Builds Out the 3 Software Suite With Super High-Performance Motion Compensation
Dalet Digital Media Systems addresses the urgency for high-performance temporal conversion head on with a suite of advanced software technologies included within the Dalet AmberFin platform, to be launched at IBC2014.
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Media Links Awarded Emmy® Award for Contribution to Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 Interoperability
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has honored Media Links with a 2014 Technical & Engineering Emmy® Award for excellence in engineering creativity, innovation and vision. Media Links will receive an Emmy® award for Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability.
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“ANZAC Girls”: Rising Sun Pictures Goes to War
News: “ANZAC Girls”: Rising Sun Pictures Goes to War"ANZAC Girls," a 6-part mini-series produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, for ABC-TV, was a rare television project for Adelaide visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), better known for its work on Hollywood blockbusters such as "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Gravity," and "The Great Gatsby." The first episode premiered on Australian TV on Sunday, 10 August with exceptional ratings around Australia and much critical acclaim.
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iPro Lenses Used to Shoot Bentley Mulsanne Spot
When Austin Reza, Creative Director for Reza & Co. was commissioned to conceive and produce a commercial for luxury car maker Bentley’s new Mulsanne model, the fact that the automobile included Apple-centric features led him to consider shooting the project with an iPhone 5S.
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OTOY Expands OctaneRender™ Integration to NUKE, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4, and Digital Molecular Matter Engine
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today announced expanded support for its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, giving artists and animators more choice in where and how they work and accelerating content creation by bringing lightning fast true-to-life rendering to four more popular 3D applications. Along with previously announced plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, OctaneRender™ plugins are also in development for The Foundry’s NUKE compositing software, Side Effects Software’s Houdini™ 3D animation software, Autodesk’s MotionBuilder® 3D character animation software, and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
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CueScript Prompting Solutions To Make Their Set Broadcast And Cable Show Debut
News: CueScript Prompting Solutions To Make Their Set Broadcast And Cable Show DebutCSM Line of Prompting Solutions to be on Display at the Phase Booth
CueScript, a provider of creative prompting solutions with feature-rich designs for all broadcast production needs, is proud to demonstrate its latest prompting solutions for broadcast professionals attending the 2014 SET Broadcast & Cable Show at Expo Center Norte, Aug. 25 to Aug. 27. The company’s CSM15, CSM17 and CSM19 LED High Brightness HD-SDI Prompter Monitors and CSTM-19 19” Prompter Talent Monitor will all be on display at the PHASE Engenharia Ind. e Com. Ltda. booth #C20. For those looking for to demo a fully-loaded prompter system, executives will also have on hand the CSP19L 19” CS On-Camera Prompter System with Large Hood and Purple Mount. The SET Broadcast & Cable show is one of the leading exhibitions in Latin America for engineering, television, radio and telecommunications professionals as well as business executives, specializing in broadcast and subscription TV, radio, Internet, industry, production and telecommunications.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Motors Through Tumultuous Terrain During "Woodhill Rush"
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Motors Through Tumultuous Terrain During "Woodhill Rush"Air Tripod System Assists Cinematographer in Creation of Mountain Biking Video
When sports cinematographer John Colthorpe decided to create a short, action-packed mountain biking video, Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, was along for the ride, with its Air Alloy System allowing Colthorpe to capture every motor maneuver.
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AMIA Partners with Alamo Drafthouse to offer 35mm Projection Workshop
Archival Experts Provide Projection Training for Movie Houses Offering the 35mm Film Experience
AMIA will present a Film Projection Workshop in partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse to offer expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists presenting 35mm film in theaters. The workshop will be held October 28, 2014 in Austin at the Alamo South Lamar location.
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OTOY Unveils Holographic Video, Announces First Commercial Holographic Display for Early 2015
Ari Emanuel: “The Future of Media and Entertainment is not Going to be a Flat Screen. OTOY is Building the Content Pipeline for the Next Generation of Movies and Computer Graphics, where Immersion and Presence will be a Key Axis of the Creative Process.” Rod Roddenberry: “OTOY is Making My Father’s Vision of the "Star Trek" Holodeck a Practical Reality in our Lifetime.”
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today marked a major milestone in the future of media and entertainment, unveiling a holographic video pipeline for content creators, including the world’s first portable 360 holographic capture system and a cloud-based pipeline for creating and deploying holographic media to virtual reality and, in 2015, holographic light field displays. The pipeline enables holographic captures of real world people, objects, and environments, and one-click publishing of interactive holographic videos which are viewable on mobile devices and virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. Forthcoming next-generation light field displays being developed by OTOY will bring commercial freestanding volumetric holographic displays to market in 2015.
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Another Country's Drew Weir Mixes Steve James' "Life Itself" Documentary on Roger Ebert for Kartemquin Films and Magnolia Pictures
News: Another Country's Drew Weir Mixes Steve James' "Life Itself" Documentary on Roger Ebert for Kartemquin Films and Magnolia PicturesThe acclaimed documentary film from Kartemquin Films and filmmaker Steve James "Life Itself" is continuing to earn rave reviews this summer as distributor Magnolia Pictures rolls it out in theaters, following its on-demand and iTunes release on July 4. Today, Drew Weir and his colleagues at the award-winning sound design studio Another Country are proud to reveal their contributions to the film's highly polished original audio soundtrack.
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IBC Preview: Transvideo Launches New Products for Digital Cinematography and Production at IBC 2014
Transvideo, the award-winning precision monitor manufacturer, has announced exciting new products for launch at IBC 2014. All products will be on show on the Transvideo / Aaton-Digital stand 11.F31.
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Atomos Take HDMI One Step Closer to SDI Professional Video Standard
Open Atomos HDMI Start/Stop Trigger Standard Released New Coiled HDMI Cables for the ProVideo world
Atomos today announce a move to standardize HDMI for the professional video industry by focusing on ease of use and customer experience. With in-depth experience along with their technical know-how, Atomos aim to help define industry standards.
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Second Primetime Emmy Nomination for Citizen Pictures
“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”, produced by Citizen Pictures, has received its second consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Structured Reality category. "Triple D" received its first Primetime Emmy nod in 2013, also the first primetime nomination for a Food Network program. "Triple D" is currently filming its 21st season and remains a viewer favorite. Citizen won a 2013 National Daytime Emmy for "Guy's Family Reunion" Food Network special, in addition to "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’" two primetime nominations.
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Virginia Tech Expands Sports Production With Ikegami HDK-77EC2 Multi-Format CMOS Camera Systems
News: Virginia Tech Expands Sports Production With Ikegami HDK-77EC2 Multi-Format CMOS Camera SystemsPrecision CMOS Imagery, Extreme Reliability Make Ikegami the Choice for High-Profile Collegiate Athletics Broadcaster
At Virginia Tech, a common thread among the 31,000-strong student body is a passion for athletics as well as academics. The university's video broadcasting department has shown that it also takes its sports seriously, with the recent addition of four Ikegami HDK-77EC2 HD Native CMOS camera systems.
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Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA Technology
News: Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA TechnologyAcross a range of content for broadcast, live-events, commercials and films, Miami-based Capsule Media has a reputation for high-quality production and post services. The efforts of the studio, which was founded in 2002, have paid off in spades, as network juggernauts across the U.S., Europe and Latin America – including PBS, Discovery Channel and Univision – regularly turn to Capsule Media for production needs. Company CEO and Executive Producer Pascal Jacquelin, who oversees each project, draws heavily on the reliability of AJA technology to ensure seamless workflows throughout the life cycle of each show.
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IBC2014 Preview: Danmon Systems Group
See Danmon Systems Group on stand 8.B51 at IBC2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September
Danmon Systems Group will exhibit its full range of systems integration services on stand 8.B51 at IBC2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September. DSG representatives attending will include: Henning Brønnum (Managing Director), Peter Thomsen (Deputy Managing Director), Søren Bruun (Operations Manager), Karsten Grunnet (Media Sales Director), Per Goschebart (Broadcast Sales Manager), Robert Rosenberg (Managing Director, Danmon Asia) and Bjarne Pedersen (Systems Sales Director, Danmon Asia).
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. To Host Charitable Raffle Event At IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. To Host Charitable Raffle Event At IBC 2014Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is hosting a charitable raffle event at IBC 2014 (Hall 11, Stand 11.D30) to commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary. The family-founded, Australian-owned camera support equipment company will offer a champagne toast and announce the winner of a limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod in an exclusive giveaway on Saturday, September 13, at 4:00pm. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the IABM Educational Foundation, which supports broadcast students interested in furthering their technical education.
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SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardSmallHD, creators of the world’s first high definition on-camera monitor, showed their new monitors to the Hollywood community at the Cine Gear Expo in June, held on the back lot at Paramount Studios. SmallHD’s DP7-PRO has redefined the way field monitors operate on set.
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Geek & Sundry’s New ‘Morganville: The Series’ Uses Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci Resolve
News: Geek & Sundry’s New ‘Morganville: The Series’ Uses Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Morganville,” a new digital series based on the best selling “Morganville Vampires” novels by Rachel Caine, is being shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4Ks and Pocket Cinema Cameras and graded using DaVinci Resolve.
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Christie’s Donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches Immersive Cinematic Experience
News: Christie’s Donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches Immersive Cinematic ExperienceChristie®, a global leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual display solutions, continued its technology partnership recently with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (USC SCA) by launching a state-of-the-art cinema experience at USC’s showcase Theatre, the Eileen Norris Theatre. Christie, through a generous donation of equipment and installation services, will be the sole provider of all cinematic and audio equipment within the Eileen Norris Theatre, and will be working together with USC SCA in enhancing visual technologies, specifically cinematic ones.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film Company
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film CompanyCompass 20 Tripod System Assists Film Company in Shooting Veterans Expeditions Documentary
When Grit & Thistle Film Company went on a wild adventure, battling whitewater rapids to shoot a documentary for the non-profit organization Veterans Expeditions, Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, stood steady against the waves, providing the company with a Compass 20 Solo 75 3-Stage Carbon Fibre System to help them successfully shoot the project.
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‘The Bachelorette’ Co-DP Andre Martinez Lights on Location with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel
News: ‘The Bachelorette’ Co-DP Andre Martinez Lights on Location with Zylight F8 LED FresnelIt never fails. There you are, waiting to shoot a gondola scene in Venice, Italy, but the gondolier is unable to dock at your predetermined – at pre-lit – location. What do you do?
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AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every Time
News: AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every TimeLaunching a successful business out of a natural talent for compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and multi-cam productions for high profile gaming companies and studios such as EA, Disney, Warner Brothers and Viacom. A core component of BlueScreen’s business involves live blue/green screen compositing for press events prior to the launch of major films, and for this niche market, Kertesz has established a specialized setup comprising high-end cameras and Ultimatte® hardware, with AJA’s Ki Pro Rack at the center of the workflow for reliable recording and playback.
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ProMAX Systems Acquires Cache-A
Synergies Between Product Lines Present Opportunities for New Advanced Workflows
ProMAX Systems, manufacturer of multi-functional, high-performance video storage servers and editing workstations, has announced the acquisition of Cache-A, a leading supplier of network-attached video archive appliances.
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CueScript to Make its IBC Debut with Innovative Prompting Solutions
News: CueScript to Make its IBC Debut with Innovative Prompting SolutionsNew Products Include Software, Controlling Device and Additions to its Flagship CSM Range of LED HD-SDI Prompter Monitors
CueScript, a provider of creative prompting solutions with feature-rich designs for all broadcast production needs, is proud to be a first-time exhibitor at this year’s IBC show (Hall 11, Stand A57). The company, which launched during the 2014 NAB show in Las Vegas, will have its full range of software, prompting displays and accessories on display, including the introduction of its new software — iT Production and iT News, as well as its new EMC 15” and EMC17” range of prompter displays. The company’s flagship CSM15”, CSM17” and CSM19” LED High Brightness HD-SDI Prompter Monitors will also be presented.
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Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide Audience
News: Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide AudienceEquatorial heat and humidity, sporadic electrical service, and a modest budget were just a few of the challenges that director Josef Wladyka and writer/DP Alan Blanco faced while filming their feature "Manos Sucias" (Dirty Hands) among the impoverished fishing villages of Colombia’s Pacific coast. They also filmed in the jungle and aboard small boats in rough seas, all while needing to keep a low profile in a dangerous region. Wladyka and Blanco met all of these challenges with the help of compact EOS C300 Cinema cameras and professional lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Filmed completely on location, "Manos Sucias" is a drama depicting the perils of two fishermen coerced into towing an underwater narco-torpedo up the Pacific coast of Colombia.
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Butter Music And Sound Signs Composer Mike MacAllister
News: Butter Music And Sound Signs Composer Mike MacAllisterBicoastal music shop Butter Music and Sound has signed Senior Composer/Creative Director Mike MacAllister. Coming to Butter from Human Music & Sound, MacAllister has composed commercials for numerous brands including Xbox, McDonalds, Apple, Google, and the NFL. Career highlights include scribing the “Touch and Feel of Cotton” song, recently performed by Camila Belle, creating the score to the 3D light show during Nike’s kickoff party for Carmelo Anthony’s M8 Sneakers on Pier 54 and the composing the theme for Encore Channel.
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Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardFreefly Systems MōVI stabilizers have taken the cinema and video production markets by storm, providing a way for cameras to capture incredibly stable footage handheld and on a variety of shooting platforms. The breakthrough features of Freefly’s new MōVI M15 stabilizer captured the 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award for Camera Support.
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Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods Founder
News: Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods FounderACS Presents Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) recently partnered with the company to create a new industry award for the ACS National Awards for Cinematography. The Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award, developed in honour and memory of fluid head inventor Bob Miller, will be officially introduced to industry professionals at the ACS headquarters on July 31, with a champagne toast to celebrate Miller’s 60th anniversary.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495
Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of August 2014. This Summer Special price is subject to limited availability, after which the price will return to the usual recommended retail price of US$995.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Gravity,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August.
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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
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HēLō Signs Oscar-Nominated Director Jim Sheridan
News: HēLō Signs Oscar-Nominated Director Jim SheridanVenice, CA/NYC-based production hub HēLō has signed Irish director/writer/producer Jim Sheridan. Coming to HēLō from Moxie Pictures, the six-time Oscar nominated director has helmed numerous award-winning features, including "My Left Foot, In America and The Boxer." He has also directed spots for the likes of Cheerios, MasterCard and Weight Watchers, collaborating with such top agencies as Saatchi & Saatchi, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and McCann Erickson. In addition to being on the HēLō roster, he will also leverage his extensive creative and industry contacts to serve as a strategic consultant to help the company attract and retain top-notch talent across the directorial and experiential spectrum.
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) LTD. Celebrates Its 60Th Anniversary With Range Of Film And Production Camera Support Solutions At IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) LTD. Celebrates Its 60Th Anniversary With Range Of Film And Production Camera Support Solutions At IBC 2014Leading Camera Support Company Introduces Cineline 70 Fluid Head to European Market
Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, reels with enthusiasm as it prepares for the European leg of its 60th anniversary celebration at IBC 2014 (Hall 11, Stand 11.D30). Continuing its professional progression in supplying the film and television industries with revolutionary high-end tripods and fluid heads, the Australia-based camera support solutions company will introduce its new Cineline 70 Fluid Head to the European market at the show.
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Grass Valley LDX Flex Cameras and XCU Base Stations Deliver Ultimate Camera Flexibility to Wellen+Nöthen
News: Grass Valley LDX Flex Cameras and XCU Base Stations Deliver Ultimate Camera Flexibility to Wellen+NöthenWellen+Nöthen, the Germany-based rental specialist in innovative IT and AV solutions, has purchased six LDX Flex cameras with accessories and six XCU eXchangeable Control Unit (XCU) base stations from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The deal builds upon the longstanding relationship between Wellen+Nöthen and Grass Valley, and it marks the first time Grass Valley LDX cameras will be available in the rental market in Germany.
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ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012
News: ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, welcomes Colorist Randy Starnes. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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Earl Miller Productions Takes EMP Unit 3 To HD With Ikegami HDK-79EC2 Camera
News: Earl Miller Productions Takes EMP Unit 3 To HD With Ikegami HDK-79EC2 CameraUpgraded Mobile Unit Equipped with Six Latest-Edition Ikegami High-End Portable CMOS Cameras
As Earl Miller Productions (EMP) the Texas-based mobile production provider, continues their HD upgrades for its EMP Unit 3. The 34-foot truck maintains EMP's commitment to consistency and world-class imagery, with six new Ikegami HDK-79EC2 HD Native Multi-Format CMOS Cameras on board.
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DPA Microphones Gets a Dose of Reality on Rising Star
News: DPA Microphones Gets a Dose of Reality on Rising StarNew Live Results TV Singing Competition Relies on Company’s d:dicate™ 4017 Shotgun and System of d:screet™ 4061 Miniatures with Wisycom Transmitters and Receivers
When Daniel S. McCoy, CAS, scored the sound supervisor role for ABC’s new live results singing show, "Rising Star," he knew he would need an innovative miking solution to support the performances. In addition to his tried-and-trusted d:dicate™ 4017 Shotgun Mic from DPA Microphones, McCoy also relies on his new DPA d:screet™ 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Mics with Wisycom wideband transmitters and receivers.
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Curt Pair Puts Manios Digital & Film’s MD7 to the Test
News: Curt Pair Puts Manios Digital & Film’s MD7 to the TestVeteran Director of Photography Employs the New Low-Cost, High Resolution Monitor on Projects for the Golf Channel and Ford.
Manios Digital & Film’s Manios MD7 is a lightweight, 7-inch LED 1080p field monitor that combines an economical price—List is $440—with a feature set comparable to, and in some cases exceeding, monitors costing several times more. Introduced at NAB 2014, the device attracted considerable attention from users of DSLRs and other small cameras, and earned a spot in many “Best of…” lists from the show.
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FilmLight Hires Industry Experts To Help Customers Implement Leading Workflow Solutions
News: FilmLight Hires Industry Experts To Help Customers Implement Leading Workflow SolutionsDaniele Siragusano and Ram Krishna Tripathi Provide Invaluable Customer Support and Expertise
FilmLight today announced that it has added two highly experienced figures from the world of post-production to its team. Daniele Siragusano and Ram Krishna Tripathi Samaveda will provide workflow information, consultancy and training to help customers of the Baselight grading environment implement the infrastructure best suited to their specific needs and requirements.
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Leader Instruments to Demonstrate Latest Broadcast Test and Measurement Technology at SET Expo 2014, Brazil
Leader Instruments will debut the latest version of its LV 5490 4K-capable picture and signal monitor plus the new LT 4600 multiformat video signal generator at the SET Expo 2014 exhibition in São Paulo, August 25-27. Exhibiting on booth A06, Leader will be represented by Armando Ishimaru, Brazil Country Manager.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Introduces Range of Air Tripod Systems to the U.S. Market
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Introduces Range of Air Tripod Systems to the U.S. MarketLight, Compact Tripod System Provides Professionals with Premium Quality Camera Support
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that it is introducing its Air Tripod System range, which includes the Air Alloy System (3001) and Air Carbon Fibre System (3005), to the U.S. market. Providing a solution for everyone from entry-level to high-end cinematographers and photographers, the range is essential when shooting on-the-go in confined, challenging locations that require a versatile, lightweight tripod system that can be set up in a matter of seconds.
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Setla Film Productions Improves Location Shoots with Zylight F8
News: Setla Film Productions Improves Location Shoots with Zylight F8A trained paramedic, Thaddeus Setla stumbled into a career in video production about 13 years ago, when he started producing short training videos with a consumer camcorder. These days, his San Francisco-based company, Setla Film Productions, is focused on high-end productions for the Web.
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ABS Installs Native HD Infrastructure For KHSL
News: ABS Installs Native HD Infrastructure For KHSLProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it designed and installed a new HD-SDI infrastructure with embedded audio for KHSL, the CBS affiliate serving the Chico-Redding, Calif. market (DMA #132).
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Oishii Looks to #WTFuture With Dynamic Branding Package For PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014
News: Oishii Looks to #WTFuture With Dynamic Branding Package For PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014
Creative Agency Creates the Conference and Awards Show Opening Videos & Graphics
When PromaxBDA, the global member-based association for professionals working in media marketing, needed an agency to create the branding and video opens for this year's conference and awards show in New York, they turned to long-time members and creative agency Oishii Creative. Armed with the tagline #WTFuture, Oishii Creative set out to make a package that captured the energy and essence of an industry in constant change.
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EditShare Ships New Version of Flow Media Asset Management Solution
News: EditShare Ships New Version of Flow Media Asset Management SolutionEditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today the availability of Flow v3.1, the company’s comprehensive media asset management solution.
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North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldGlen Kantziper, owner/operator of KPSR, Inc. (Greensboro, NC), purchased an AJ-PX270 camcorder, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld with AVC-ULTRA recording, as soon as it became available this spring. Since then, he has used the PX270 on many of the wide-ranging corporate and broadcast assignments that are the foundation of his production company.
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What Took You So Long Uses Shoots with iPhone & iPro Lens System from Schneider Optics
News: What Took You So Long Uses Shoots with iPhone & iPro Lens System from Schneider OpticsWhen Sebastian Lindstrom, co-founder of What Took You So Long, and his team journeyed to Liberia for their latest documentary, they employed an iPhone 5s equipped with the iPro Lens System® by Schneider Optics. “We are a small documentary production company that specializes in supporting non-profits and development entities around the world,” explains Lindstrom. “Our method of filmmaking depends on high-quality, lightweight equipment.”
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Elliot Kotek, Co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as Keynote Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Ross Mobile Productions Selects Cartoni Heads for Sports Production
News: Ross Mobile Productions Selects Cartoni Heads for Sports ProductionThe Recently Launched Division of Ross Video is Using Cartoni Heads and Tripods as Part of its Mission to Deliver High Quality Production Services at an Affordable Price to an Underserved Segment of The Sports Market.
Ross Mobile Productions (RMP), a division of Ross Video specializing in mobile sports production, has selected Cartoni fluid heads and tripods for use with its fleet of production vehicles. The company has acquired nine Cartoni Maxima heads, for payloads up to 86 pounds, and six Cartoni Delta heads, for payloads up to 48 pounds, all of which are already in the field and have been used to produce sports programs for such clients as ESPN, Fox, "Time Magazine," "People Magazine" and the University of Miami.
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Attleboro Access Uses JVC Mobile News Cameras to Produce Live Reports of Community Events
News: Attleboro Access Uses JVC Mobile News Cameras to Produce Live Reports of Community EventsJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Attleboro Access Cable System, Inc. (DoubleACS), the PEG (public, education, government) station serving Attleboro, Mass., and surrounding communities, is using four GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news cameras to provide live news reports from the field.
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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Upgrades Broadcast Facility with Four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Upgrades Broadcast Facility with Four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasWith Field Segments Shot on VariCam® 3700s, Signature ‘Electronic Field Trips’ Series Will Be Broadcast in HD on PBS Stations and Cable Channels
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, VA, has just installed four Panasonic AK-AC3800 studio cameras as part of an overall HD upgrade of its broadcast studio. For the past four years, the Foundation has assigned its extensive field production assignments to a pair of Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 HD VariCam camcorders.
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Panasonic Taps Astucemedia to Enable Real-time Data Driven Graphics on "Big Hoss TV"
News: Panasonic Taps Astucemedia to Enable Real-time Data Driven Graphics on "Big Hoss TV"Astucemedia Contributes Custom Graphics and Data Services to a Massive LED HD Video Board Built by Panasonic for Texas Motor Speedway
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company enlisted the help of Astucemedia—a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics services with an office in Dubai, UAE—to provide visually rich graphics design with real-time data integration services to "Big Hoss TV."
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"House of Lies" Promo Wins Award for Sound
After seeing the film “Les Miserables,” Showtime producers thought it would be funny for “House of Lies” stars Don Cheadle and Josh Lawson to sing lines Les-Mis style from the hit show and asked Sandblast Productions to add a musical score to the actors’ unique a cappella version. The result was comic genius – a minute-long parody, nicknamed “Les Mais,” which Showtime aired the same weekend as this year’s Academy Awards.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Embarks On European Excursion With Filmmaker For A Cause
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Embarks On European Excursion With Filmmaker For A Cause
When the non-profit organization Filmmaker For A Cause recently embarked on an European excursion to shoot documentaries that would help raise awareness for an array of European charities, Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, was along for this leg of the tour. To assist in the creation of these films, Miller donated its exemplary Arrow 55 Sprinter II 2-Stage Carbon Fibre System, Arrow Accessory Mounting Bracket and Adaptor, as well as its MINI Tripod, to help Filmmaker For A Cause bring its visions to life.
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ARRI Inc. Hires Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Western Region
News: ARRI Inc. Hires Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Western RegionARRI Inc. welcomes Chris Russo as Technical Sales Manager Camera Products, Western Region for the Americas. In her new role Chris will be responsible for sales of ARRI camera products including ALEXA, AMIRA and Pro Camera accessories. She will also evaluate market and technology requirements for existing and potential ARRI camera equipment in the North American Market. Russo will operate as a vital link to Munich’s research and development teams in regard to product performance in the field, improvement, user requests and competitive gear.
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The Padcaster and "BeTerrific" Live Broadcast More Than 10 Hours of Footage From Cine Gear Expo LA Using Only iPads, iPhones and iPods
News: The Padcaster and "BeTerrific" Live Broadcast More Than 10 Hours of Footage From Cine Gear Expo LA Using Only iPads, iPhones and iPodsNearly 300k Viewers Tune in for Live Broadcast Powered by The Padcaster Using Only iOS devices in Conjunction with the Newest FiLMiC Pro beta app and MXL Mics; Josh Apter Joined by Emmy Award® Winner Michael Artsis of "BeTerrific" and Mitch Aunger of Planet5D
The Padcaster®, the revolutionary iPad case that transforms Apple’s tablet into an on-the-go video production studio, recently teamed up with five-time Emmy Award®-winning journalist Michael Artsis of "BeTerrific" and Mitch Aunger, founder and CEO of planet5D, to broadcast live from Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles, which took place at The Studios at Paramount on June 6th and 7th. The first broadcast of its kind, the team created a full on multi-camera production for BeTerrific.com using iFilmmaking techniques, using iPads, iPad minis, iPhones and iPod touches as the only cameras. A total of 10 hours of footage was broadcast live throughout the weekend, with nearly 300,000 viewers tuning in.
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Video Equipment Rentals Purchases Grass Valley Switchers to Expand its HD Offerings
News: Video Equipment Rentals Purchases Grass Valley Switchers to Expand its HD OfferingsTwo Kayenne Switchers with K-Frame eliver Power and Versatility to VER’s Global Clientele
Building upon its longstanding relationship with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, global rental house Video Equipment Rentals (VER) has purchased two Kayenne Video Production Center switchers with K-Frame modular video processing engines to build upon its HD offerings for pertinent rental markets in the US, Canada and Europe.
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David Attenborough’s 3D Journey Launching At Glastonbury 2014
News: David Attenborough’s 3D Journey Launching At Glastonbury 2014Unique Glasses-Free 3D Experience in Association with Atlantic Productions, Go Entertain and Stream TV Networks to Take Place in the Greenpeace Field
The world premiere of "David Attenborough’s 3D Journey" will be shown daily at the CLiMAX Dome on state-of-the-art Ultra-D™ glasses-free 3D screens from Stream TV Networks in the Greenpeace field at this year’s Glastonbury Festival (25th – 29th June).
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Citizen Pictures Celebrates 2014 Telly Wins
Citizen Pictures is proud to have been awarded with six 2014 Telly Awards. Citizen’s winning work showcases its diverse portfolio, with Tellys in the TV Programs, Demo Reel, Web Series, and Travel/Tourism categories. “Diners Drive-ins and Dives: L.A. Eats”, the “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Under the Hood” special (both for Food Network), and “The Real Girl’s Kitchen”(for Ora.tv) both won Silver Awards along with the “Active Ingredient” Sizzle. Bronze Awards were given to “Adventure Served”, a web series produced for Vail Resorts, and the “World Record Slackline Megastunt” Sizzle.
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Legendary Fisherman Bill Dance Reels In Viewers With HD Images Shot Using Fujinon Lenses
News: Legendary Fisherman Bill Dance Reels In Viewers With HD Images Shot Using Fujinon LensesWhen America's best-known professional fisherman Bill Dance demonstrates his magic touch to TV viewers, his production crew captures the moment with super wide angle lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. A television fixture since 1968, Dance's trademark is his ability to entertain his audience, while he teaches them how they too can land the big fish. His shows, "Bill Dance Outdoors" and "Bill Dance Saltwater," reach a combined total of over 200 million households airing on the NBC Sports Network, Discovery's Destination America, and the Outdoors Channel.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Stands Tall Amongst The Golden Tripods At The ACS National Awards For Cinematography
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Stands Tall Amongst The Golden Tripods At The ACS National Awards For CinematographyLeading Camera Support Solutions Company Hosts Charitable Raffle at Black Tie Gala
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, recently attended the 43rd Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) National Awards for Cinematography to host a charitable raffle, from which all proceeds were donated to the Motion Picture Industry Benevolent Society (MPIBS). The event marked the continuation of Miller’s 60th anniversary celebrations, awarding cinematographer and ACS member Peter Heap with a Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod.
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Eleven New Broadcast and Cinematography Manufacturers Join the Growing Ranks of Adorama Vendors
Tektronix, Cineo, Freefly, Cineped, Bright Tangerine, Wally Dolly, Ikegami, Transvideo, Middle Atlantic, Hive Lighting and Autocue recently added to the Adorama List of Vendors; New Products Now Available Through its Corporate, Government and Education Sales Channels
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is now carrying 11 new manufacturer lines, adding some of the industry’s most renowned brands to the impressive lineup. New cinematography and broadcast products available for purchase through Adorama’s corporate, government and education sales channels, as well as online and in-store through the Adorama Pro department include:
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SMPTE Extends Call for Papers Deadline for SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Announces Registration Opening on June 16
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has extended the call for papers deadline to July 7 for the prestigious SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, which will take place Oct. 21-23 in Hollywood, California.
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RCS Bullet Systems Fuel On-Air Graphics for 2014 World Cup™ Broadcasts
News: RCS Bullet Systems Fuel On-Air Graphics for 2014 World Cup™ BroadcastsReality Check Systems' (RCS) mobile Bullet graphics solutions hit the field last week as televised coverage of the 2014 World Cup™ kicked off from Brazil. Two of world's largest sports programming networks, including Univision Deportes, enlisted RCS' Bullets to power compelling graphics for live studio programming during the tournament, held June 12 to July 13, 2014. Univision's four Bullet systems, which the network recently installed in its newly built Brazil-based mini-studio, are being used throughout the tournament to handle real-time graphics needs on site.
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Unified Video Technologies Powers Interactive, Second Screen FIFA World Cup Broadcasts for Televisa
News: Unified Video Technologies Powers Interactive, Second Screen FIFA World Cup Broadcasts for TelevisaUNIV’s iVE Platform Enables Mexico’s Largest Broadcasters to Power a Thrilling Interactive Video Experience on Mobile Devices
Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), a provider of complete media ecosystems and software services for broadcasters, enterprises and the entertainment industry, is bringing fans in Mexico closer to the FIFA World Cup action with its interactive iVE second screen platform. Grupo Televisa (NYSE; TV), the largest media conglomerate in Latin America, will use iVE to power live broadcasts of World Cup games and events using a 360-degree surround, interactive video experience to viewers at home or on the move.
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EditShare Rolls Out Lightworks for Mac Public Beta
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today the launch of its Lightworks for Mac Public Beta program. Available to the public for the first time on Mac platform, the Lightworks for Mac represents version 12 of the tri-platform editor, boasting incredible new features such as the content manager, an innovative way to manage media, edits and bins.
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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Deliver Championship Performance for a Feature-Length Documentary
News: Canon Cinema EOS C300 Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Deliver Championship Performance for a Feature-Length DocumentaryDirector Josh Greenbaum’s acclaimed feature documentary "The Short Game" profiles eight talented and engaging young competitors at The World Championships of Junior Golf, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and at their homes in various countries around the world (South Africa, the Philippines, France, China, the United Kingdom and the United States). Filming with the help of 18 Cinema EOS C300 cameras and a variety of lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., "The Short Game" included everything from traditional documentary-style visits to the homes of the eight young golfers for character-based footage, to extensive tournament coverage.
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