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Howling Music Launches Office in London with Grammy-Winning Producer David Hentschel
News: Howling Music Launches Office in London with Grammy-Winning Producer David HentschelHowling Music, a Nashville-based provider of original music for advertising, has opened an office in London in collaboration with Grammy-winning music producer, engineer and composer David Hentschel, known for his work with such artists as Elton John, Genesis and The Yellowjackets.
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Boris FX Adds ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Support to Boris Continuum Complete and Boris RED Product Lines
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announces added host support for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH® to its flagship product line, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), and to Boris RED. The new products were unveiled during IBC 2014 (September 12-16, Amsterdam, NL).
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Egripment and Trackmen Show Augmented Reality with Ventuz at IBC
News: Egripment and Trackmen Show Augmented Reality with Ventuz at IBCThe companies Egripment, experts in camera support systems for staging, broadcast and film, and Trackmen, developer of camera tracking technology, are taking their long-lasting partnership to IBC 2014. On their booth they will showcase full augmented reality TV sets, featuring Ventuz as real-time graphics visualization software.
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Vienna's SLASH FILM FESTIVAL Honors Troma's 40 years! Lloyd Kaufman to present Masterclass on September 20-21st!
News: Vienna's SLASH FILM FESTIVAL Honors Troma's 40 years! Lloyd Kaufman to present Masterclass on September 20-21st!Greetings from Tromaville! Troma Entertainment President and Legendary Director Lloyd Kaufman recently went to Atlanta as a Special Guest at the 2014 Dragon Con, and now he's making his way to Vienna, Austria for the 2014 Slash Film Festival!
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New Lexus ES and IS Spots from Team One and RSA Director Laurence Dunmore Feature Artful VFX and Finishing Artistry of Brewster Parsons
News: New Lexus ES and IS Spots from Team One and RSA Director Laurence Dunmore Feature Artful VFX and Finishing Artistry of Brewster ParsonsTwo new spots respectively showcasing the 2015 Lexus ES and IS luxury sport sedans debuted last week thanks to the brand's executives' partnership with Team One Advertising, RSA Films director Laurence Dunmore and artists at Brewster Parsons and Cut & Run. Painstakingly crafted to give each a unique identity while reflecting the current direction for the brand, both the Lexus ES "Remember" and Lexus IS "No Good Deed" spots debuted earlier in September and will continue to air during high-profile broadcast and cable programming over the weeks ahead.
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American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative Issue
News: American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative IssueMagazine’s October Edition Includes 46-Page Tribute to the Legendary Artist
The prolific career and life of the legendary Gordon Willis, ASC will be the focus of American Cinematographer magazine’s October issue, which will include never-before-published excerpts from a conceptual memo on The Godfather, a pictorial spread featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos with Willis’ own comments, and personal memories from his collaborators and peers.
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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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Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse Clients
News: Asbury PR Agency and Bridge Strategic Communications Form Strategic Alliance to Offer PR and Marketing Service to Diverse ClientsTwo of the entertainment industry’s most experienced and respected public relations practitioners, Stu Zakim, founder of New York City-based Bridge Strategic Communications, and Dan Harary, founder of Beverly Hills, CA-based Asbury PR Agency, have formed a strategic alliance. The two agency owners have joined forces to offer media and entertainment industry clients, across all sectors, full-service public relations, promotional, social media, and marketing services, on a national basis.
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COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
News: COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
Showcase for industry-first, real-time 60FPS 8K & S3D 4K system
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today broke performance barriers with the announcement of Colorfront Transkoder 2014, the automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, now featuring ground-breaking real-time 8K and 3D4K capabilities.
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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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RTW Announces Mastering Tools Plugin at IBC 2014
News: RTW Announces Mastering Tools Plugin at IBC 2014Second Addition to Masterclass PlugIns Line of Software Offers Extensive Analysis and Display Functions
RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, will introduce RTW Mastering Tools, the second plugin in its Masterclass PlugIns line of software-based metering solutions, at the 2014 IBC Show (Hall 8, Stand D92). Ideal for post production, TV, film and music recording, the new addition brings extensive analysis and display functions for mastering, metering and loudness measurement for single- and up to eight-channel applications as a standard-format plugin for Windows and Mac OS platforms.
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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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iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and Enhancement
News: iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and EnhancementNew Functionality Makes RX 4 Ideal for Accelerating Workflows in TV Broadcast, Film, Video, and Music
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has released the next generation of its industry-standard audio repair toolkit, RX. iZotope’s award-winning software transforms flawed audio into pristine, usable material by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems. RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced incorporate significant new workflow-optimizing functionality, leaving more time for creativity in audio and video editing. For anyone in audio post production, broadcast, dialogue editing and mixing, independent filmmaking, or music production, RX 4 can make poorly recorded audio intelligible and ready for primetime.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New 4K Mini Converters and 4K Heavy Duty Mini Converters
Blackmagic Design today announced new Ultra HD compatible Mini Converters and Heavy Duty Mini Converter 4K models that feature 6G-SDI technology, allowing customers to use a single type of converter for all conversion needs in SD, HD and Ultra HD television formats. These new models replace the previous models for each conversion type and all standard models retail at US$295 while the heavy duty models retail for US$345.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture Card
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture CardNew DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G PCI Express Capture Card Includes 12G-SDI for Capture and Playback in SD, HD, Ultra HD and DCI 4K Formats!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, a new Dual Link 12G-SDI capture and playback card that includes an extremely fast 8 lane PCI Express Generation 2 connection to the computer allowing extremely high performance such as dual stream video capture and playback at resolutions up to 2160p60. Dual stream capture and playback at these resolutions allows dual stream 3D as well as simultaneous fill and key capture and playback even when operating at Ultra HD at 60 frames per second.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Advanced Smart Videohub 40 x 40 Ultra HD Router
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Advanced Smart Videohub 40 x 40 Ultra HD RouterBlackmagic Design today announced Smart Videohub 40 x 40, the newest model in its family of mixed format routers with Blackmagic’s unique visual routing user interface and 6G-SDI technology allowing SD, HD and Ultra HD routing all on the same router at the same time. Smart Videohub 40 x 40 will be priced at US$2,995 and available in October.
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Blackmagic Design announces new SmartView 4K
News: Blackmagic Design announces new SmartView 4KBlackmagic Design today announced SmartView 4K, the world’s first full resolution Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI inputs for compatibility with virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60 for only US$1,995.
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Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 11.1
News: Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 11.1Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11.1, a major new update based on customer feedback that includes dozens of features and improvements that professional editors and colorists have been asking for. DaVinci Resolve 11.1 is available for free download now for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces PL Lens Mount Models of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces PL Lens Mount Models of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of two new cinema cameras, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K PL and Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL. Both cameras now include PL mount models for using professional cinema lenses or even vintage cinema lenses and are now available from $2,295.
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Blackmagic Design announces new Blackmagic MultiView 16
News: Blackmagic Design announces new Blackmagic MultiView 16Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic MultiView 16, the world’s first native Ultra HD multi viewer that allows customers to use the new large screen Ultra HD televisions and Ultra HD monitors for displaying images at twice the resolution of an HD multi view. With full frame re-sync in each input Blackmagic MultiView 16 supports the display of up to 16 mixed SD, HD and Ultra HD video sources all at the same time. MultiView 16 will be priced at only US$1,495.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc.
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Introduces Enhanced Integration With Adobe Creative Cloud
News: Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Introduces Enhanced Integration With Adobe Creative CloudSNS EVO ShareBrowser Client Update Provides Metadata Export and Cloud Integration for Latest Release of Adobe Creative Cloud
Conference Hall 7, Stand 7.J05 - Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced new integrations for Adobe® Creative Cloud® users with EVO ShareBrowser. New features provided increased portability of custom metadata tags in ShareBrowser and a dedicated workspace for Adobe Creative Cloud user storage.
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Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast Announce TerraBlock Compatibility with Medway and Project Parking at IBC 2014
Integrated Shared Storage, Media and Metadata Workflow Fuels Productivity
Conference Stand 7.E08 - Shared storage provider Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast, specialists in content workflows and media integration software, announced today that they've joined forces to qualify Medway and Project Parking products with TerraBlock shared storage. The strategic partnership will help Facilis customers take advantage of Medway's extensive media and metadata tracking features for enhanced project management in Avid® environments.
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Facilis and Archiware Join Forces to Showcase P5 Data Management Software Integration with TerraBlock and SyncBlock
IBC Conference Stand 7.E08
Today, shared storage provider Facilis Technology and data management solution developer Archiware announced at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2014 in Amsterdam that they've teamed up to bring Archiware's P5 suite of software to Facilis' TerraBlock Shared Storage and SyncBlock disk and tape-based backup and archive systems. The newly-developed integration facilitates an intuitive, flexible and efficient end-to-end workflow for storage, synchronization, backup and archival.
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7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) on the Go Creative Show
News: 7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) on the Go Creative ShowInterview with Award-winning Cinematographer Zak Mulligan
Zak Mulligan is an award winning cinematographer and director of photography for countless feature films, music videos, commercials and more. His latest project, the Morgan Spurlock documentary series “7 Deadly Sins” is possibly one of the most visually stunning documentary shows on tv. In this episode of the "Go Creative Show", Zak and Ben Consoli discuss Zak's Academy Award nominated film “Open Heart” and his experiences screening a film at Sundance. They also cover Zak's vast commercial and music video career as well as his advice for aspiring cinematographers. And of course, they will dive deep into his gear package and geek out about cameras, lighting and more.
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Met Film Post Brings on SNS EVO as Central Hub for Production Workflow
News: Met Film Post Brings on SNS EVO as Central Hub for Production WorkflowStudio Network Solutions’ EVO Shared Storage Server Supplies Collaborative and Cost-Efficient Workflow Solution for UK’s Award-Winning Met Film
Based at Ealing Studios in London, the oldest continuously working film studio in the world, Met Film Post is one-third of one of the UK’s most remarkable film organizations, Met Film. Met Film combines three leading-edge companies, Met Film School, Met Film Production and Met Film Post. By providing hands-on, professional experience for students, award-winning productions and front line post-production technology services, the vanguard organization creates a unique and a symbiotic working setting for aspiring filmmakers and established experts.
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Vision Globale Enables Truelight Profiling of Tablets and Phones
Vision Globale announces the availability of TL-Mobile, an iOS and Android app to profile the display of tablets and phones with the Truelight software from Filmlight. The app allows tl-cal to measure and profile the display of the device just like traditional displays. The app can be used to qualify the color accuracy of mobile devices to review dailies or approval copies. It can also be used with Truelight to generate custom LUTs to burn into dailies applications. This app has been developed at Vision Globale to insure color accuracy across all steps of production and postproduction. Truelight software from Filmlight and a compatible probe are required.
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Avid Everywhere Brings Resolution Independence to Film and Television Production
Media Composer | Software in the Avid Artist Suite will enable video professionals to quickly and efficiently acquire, manage, edit, and deliver native 4K media
Avid® (OTC: AVID) today announced an update for Media Composer® | Software that will allow video professionals to acquire, manage, edit, and deliver native 4K media faster and more efficiently than ever, whether working on premises or in the cloud. Leveraging the newly announced Avid Resolution Independence architecture, Media Composer will offer the most complete and flexible end-to-end workflow for file-based editing of any resolution, helping content creators deliver higher quality content in more collaborative, powerful, and efficient ways—a key element of Avid Everywhere.
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Athena Studios Currently in Production on New Stop Motion Animated Short Film "Mermaids on Mars"
News: Athena Studios Currently in Production on New Stop Motion Animated Short Film "Mermaids on Mars"Athena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company specializing in animation for film and multimedia clients, is currently in production on a new, stop-motion animated short film entitled “Mermaids on Mars.” The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, Founder of Athena Studios and Director of the new film.
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2015 Sun Valley Film Festival Announces Call For Submissions
The Sun Valley Film Festival is now accepting film submissions in all categories including feature length, documentary, short and student films. The fourth annual SVFF which has added an extra day of programming this year, scheduled for March 4th-8th, 2015 has grown a reputation for being a “film festival for filmmakers.”
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iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and Enhancement
News: iZotope Launches RX 4: Complete Audio Repair and EnhancementNew Functionality Makes RX 4 Ideal for Accelerating Workflows in TV Broadcast, Film, Video, and Music
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has released the next generation of its industry-standard audio repair toolkit, RX. iZotope's award-winning software transforms flawed audio into pristine, usable material by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems. RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced incorporate significant new workflow-optimizing functionality, leaving more time for creativity in audio and video editing. For anyone in audio post production, broadcast, dialogue editing and mixing, independent filmmaking, or music production, RX 4 can make poorly recorded audio intelligible and ready for primetime.
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Cagliero, Transcendent Partner with Northern Lights
News: Cagliero, Transcendent Partner with Northern LightsNY-based Northern Lights has partnered with Bob Cagliero and Transcendent to oversee and lead their nationwide sales and business development efforts. As part of the arrangement, Cagliero will assume the role of Head of Sales & Business Development, and will manage the NL companies’ sales forces and develop new business relationships for brands Bodega, Northern Lights, Mr. Wonderful and SuperExploder. Cagliero has a proven track record of industry leadership, including executive roles at boutique edit shop 89 Editorial, and VFX/Design house Poetica. Prior, he spent 8 years as a Partner and Senior Producer at Ogilvy. The industry veteran is a former President of the AICE, NY Chapter, Vice-President of AICE International and board member of the AICE, NY and AICE International Board of Directors.
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Technicolor–PostWorks Helps Bring Marcus Robinson’s “Rebuilding the World Trade Center” to HISTORY
News: Technicolor–PostWorks Helps Bring Marcus Robinson’s “Rebuilding the World Trade Center” to HISTORYThe New York Facility Provided Support, Strategy And Services To The Monumental Documentary on The World Trade Center Site Throughout Its Eight Years of Production.
"Rebuilding the World Trade Center", Irish artist and filmmaker Marcus Robinson’s remarkable documentary about the reconstruction of the New York City landmark, makes its U.S. premiere tonight at 6 p.m. on HISTORY. More than eight years in the making, the two-hour television special is the result of a labor of love both on the part of Robinson and Technicolor-PostWorks New York, which has been providing critical support for the project from its earliest days.
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Riptide Music Group President Rich Goldman Featured Guest Speaker During 2014 Cutting Edge Conference in New Orleans
News: Riptide Music Group President Rich Goldman Featured Guest Speaker During 2014 Cutting Edge Conference in New OrleansRiptide Music Group President Rich Goldman was a featured Guest Speaker on three panels during the just concluded 2014 Cutting Edge Conference. The event was held August 21-23 at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans. Riptide Music Group is a “sync-flavored” global publishing administration company with services that include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and videogames.
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Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)
News: Codex Action Cam is Shipping, Shooting and on Show at IBC 2014 (11.C71)First European and US Productions Deploy Specialist Codex Action Cam Shooting Packages
Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is shipping Codex Action Cam – the small camera with a big workflow. Having taken the market by storm with its NAB 2014 debut, the point-shoot-post system is now being used on feature and advertising productions in Europe and the US, as well as being innovatively modified and adapted by customers into specialist 2D and 3D stereo shooting packages. Codex Action Cam is one of the highlights at the Codex stand (Hall 11.C71) at IBC 2014, 12-16 September, Amsterdam.
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Aspera, an IBM Company, Partners with EVS and Elemental to Bring Unprecedented Second Screen Video Streaming to Millions of Sports Fans Worldwide
New Cloud-Based Service Delivers Near-Real Time Hd Content To Global Sports Fans
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Aspera, an IBM company, together with EVS, a leading provider of broadcast and media production systems, and Elemental, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, deployed the first large-scale system for high-resolution live video streaming via the cloud to enable viewers to watch live HD media and sporting events from their connected devices.
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BARABOOM! Studios Helps “Cosmos” Previsualize the Wonders of Science
News: BARABOOM! Studios Helps “Cosmos” Previsualize the Wonders of SciencePrevisualization Specialist’s Virtual Production Modes Aids in Visual Effects Design, Production Design, Production Planning, and more for Emmy-Nominated National Geographic Series.
In a project spanning 9 months, BARABOOM! Studios served as previsualization supplier for "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey," assisting in the design and execution of numerous complex visuals for the groundbreaking National Geographic Channel series, which recently won 4 Emmy Awards. The Los Angeles-based studio contributed to all 13 episodes of the series’ first season, as the hub of a virtual production model, creating previsualizations used in planning visual effects, set design, stage and locations shoots, and post production processes. BARABOOM! Studios is one of the industry’s leading specialists in previsualization, a service that is gaining increasing use throughout the production cycle to save time and money, and improve creative options.
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TV News Provider Switches To ARRI L7-C LED Fresnels
News: TV News Provider Switches To ARRI L7-C LED FresnelsThe well-known German TV news provider Tagesschau has outfitted its state-of-the-art new studio with ARRI L7-C LED Fresnels, facilitating huge cost savings and permitting full color controllability for the wide range of different programs broadcast from the studio floor.
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L5 Portable LED Fresnel Now Available Worldwide
News: L5 Portable LED Fresnel Now Available WorldwideOrders are already being fulfilled worldwide for the recent addition to ARRI’s L-Series, the compact and lightweight L5. The L-Series started with the L7, an LED Fresnel that provides the same light qualities as a traditional tungsten Fresnel, but with the added features of full CCT tuneability and color selection. The L5 now extends this successful line of products, offering the same outstanding features as the L7, but in a smaller, more portable form.
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New ALEXA Prores 3.2K for UHD Deliverables
News: New ALEXA Prores 3.2K for UHD DeliverablesARRI recently announced ProRes 3.2K, a new recording format for its ARRI ALEXA cameras that will become available through a software update scheduled for release early next year. ProRes 3.2K allows the same easy up-sampling in post to UHD deliverables as ARRIRAW Open Gate does to 4K. These formats, combined with ALEXA’s unsurpassed dynamic range, make the camera suitable for any type of production, with any distribution requirements.
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BT Media & Broadcast Uses Cobham RF Technology for New Service
News: BT Media & Broadcast Uses Cobham RF Technology for New ServiceIBC 2014, 12-16 September, Stand 1.F41
BT and Cobham Broadcast have announced at IBC 2014 that Cobham RF equipment is being deployed for “BT Media Live”, a new managed service operated by BT’s specialist digital media and broadcast solutions arm, BT Media & Broadcast. The service uses Cobham’s state-of-the-art radio frequency equipment in two permanent receive sites in central London.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards
Gala Awards Event Takes Place November 6, 2014
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors. The Awards honor excellence in post production while bringing recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies as well as creative excellence and groundbreaking technologies within the post production industry. The HPA Awards are considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry.
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Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 Announces "Three Artists You Should Know" : Robert Houghtaling – John Moffitt – Stan Olexiewicz
News: Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 Announces "Three Artists You Should Know" : Robert Houghtaling – John Moffitt – Stan OlexiewiczOpens Friday, September 12, 2014 with a Hosted Reception
The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800 debuts the 2014 season with Three Artists You Should Know, opening on September 12 with a hosted reception from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Located in the heart of the famed NoHo Arts District, Gallery 800 showcases Guild members’ personal art in a series of shows throughout the year. The September 12 reception will feature personal works from Scenic Artists Robert Houghtaling, John Moffitt and Stan Olexiewicz. The exhibit will be on display September 12 – October 18, 2014. Regular Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday, 2-8pm, Sunday 2-6pm.
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Ben Gibbs, Jan Cilliers and Celest Gilbert Launch GIRL OVERBOARD
News: Ben Gibbs, Jan Cilliers and Celest Gilbert Launch GIRL OVERBOARDFilm and commercial VFX Supervisor Ben Gibbs, VFX Supervisor and Lead Flame Artist, Jan Cilliers and Executive Producer Celest Gilbert launch creative studio GIRL OVERBOARD.
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Whitehouse Post Adds Editor Mark Burnett in London
News: Whitehouse Post Adds Editor Mark Burnett in LondonAcclaimed editorial company Whitehouse Post welcomes seasoned film and commercial editor Mark Burnett to their roster. Known for his comedic timing, Burnett has worked with many acclaimed directors including Rattling Stick’s Hamish Rothwell and Biscuit Film’s Matt Dilmore editing spots for top brands such as Toyota, Cadbury, Vigorsol, The Guardian and Stella Artois. Burnett just wrapped a segment and teaser for popular horror film ABCs of Death 2, and is already busy cutting several spots at Whitehouse’s offices in Soho.
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Sound Devices Introduces FileSafe into Rack-Mounted Video and Audio Recorders
News: Sound Devices Introduces FileSafe into Rack-Mounted Video and Audio RecordersNew Mission-Critical Technology Protects Video and Audio Recordings from Unintentional Drive Removal and Power Loss
Sound Devices (IBC Show: Hall 8, Stand B59) introduces its unique FileSafe™ technology as part of its 2.02 firmware release for its multi-drive, network connected video and audio rack-mounted recorders. Incorporated into the Video Devices PIX products, including the 270i, 260i and 250i, as well as the Sound Devices 970, FileSafe recovers video and audio files if, during recording, drives are unintentionally removed or power is lost.
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MOG Announces Partnership with Filmpartners
MOG, the leading provider of MXF and centralized ingest solutions, announces a partnership with Filmpartners, the supplier of MXFserver, a software only total solution for film, broadcast and post-production industry.
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MOG and Facilis – Partnering To Provide Combined And Powerful Broadcast Solutions
MOG, the leading provider of MXF and centralized ingest solutions today announced its partnership with Facilis Technology, by combining mxfSPEEDRAIL centralized ingest solutions with TerraBlock shared storage system.
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Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and Beyond
News: Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and BeyondFive years ago, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky launched her own shop in Chicago, the city she loves, aiming to provide her patent, design-driven production services to leaders in the advertising and entertainment industries worldwide. Over the years, both her reputation and her business have grown, as she has seized opportunities to collaborate with the likes of Anthony and Joe Russo, for whom her first project was creating the main titles for their hit TV series "Community" back in 2009.
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Directing DUO KN+SAW Sign with the Traveling Picture Show Company
News: Directing DUO KN+SAW Sign with the Traveling Picture Show CompanyKN+SAW (Katrine Naleid and Stephen Austin Welch), have signed for exclusive representation with integrated production house The Traveling Picture Show Company. Let them tell your story.
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AlphaDogs & Flickbag Inc. Celebrate Last Supper Winning Five Top Awards at San Francisco Global Movie Fest
News: AlphaDogs & Flickbag Inc. Celebrate Last Supper Winning Five Top Awards at San Francisco Global Movie FestAlphaDogs and Flickbag Inc. is pleased to announce Director Param Gill’s independent dramedy feature film "Last Supper" won five top awards at the 22nd San Francisco Global Movie Fest in San Jose, Calif. last month. With a sold out theater screening audience of 1,000 viewers, "Last Supper" was named Best of Fest while Gill ("Rockin’ Meera") was named Best Director and presented with $100,000, which has never been awarded until this year. Legendary comedian Eddie Griffin ("Malcom & Eddie", "Undercover Brother") took home the Best Actor award, Najarra Townsend ("Contracted") won Best Actress, and Ludmil Kazakov, Best Editor.
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EditShare Unveils XStream EFS Enterprise Scale-Out Storage Solution at IBC2014
Enterprise-Class, Distributed and Redundant “Scale-Out” File System Offers Unmatched Performance for Real-Time Workflows
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced EditShare XStream EFS, a new enterprise storage solution aimed at media markets. Demonstrated for the first time at IBC2014 (stand 7.G37), EditShare XStream EFS is a powerful distributed scale-out file system designed from the ground up to support large-scale media workgroups requiring high-bandwidth, high-volume media ingest, transcoding, online collaborative editing and multiplatform distribution of HD, 2K, 4K and beyond.
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TMD Introduces Adobe Premiere Pro CC Integration
New Mediaflex Gateway Simplifies Post-Production Workflows and Content Management
Stand 2.C58 – TMD, a leading supplier of asset management and workflow solutions for broadcasters, content owners and audiovisual archives, has developed an interface between its Mediaflex asset management system and Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. The result is seamless integration of editing and post production into broader, business-driven workflows.
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Harpoon Pictures Director Alejandro Toledo Puts the California Lottery in the Hands of an Army
The anticipation of playing the lottery is as intense as an army waiting for their Commander to call out his order. In order to capture this moment the California Lottery and their agency, Casanova Pendrill, turned to Harpoon Pictures’ Director, Alejandro Toledo to really create an explosion of emotions when revealing those little scratch-offs in his latest, titled “Speech.”
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Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage Gains Worldwide Momentum
Post Production and Content Creation Facilities Spanning Europe, the Middle East and North America Advance Revenue-generating Operations with TerraBlock
Creative shops around the world are turning to Facilis TerraBlock shared storage to enhance project collaboration and boost productivity as evolving file formats and bit rates introduce new challenges to post production and content creation workflows. A growing number of facilities from Norway, to the U.K., Egypt, Canada and beyond are integrating TerraBlock into media pipelines to realize greater flexibility, speed and scalability.
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Blackmagic Design announces new disk formatting update for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: Blackmagic Design announces new disk formatting update for Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9.5 software which includes dashboard on screen menus and high performance disk formatting for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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SolidAnim and SolidTrack: Combined Solution for Virtual Production Launches at IBC 2014
SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, is introducing a new version of SolidTrack, combined with its motion capture solution, at IBC 2014.
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Station Film Signs Director Eli Sverdlov
News: Station Film Signs Director Eli SverdlovFilmmaker Behind Quirky and Fantastical Campaigns for Pelephone, Orange, Subaru & More
Visual storyteller Eli Sverdlov, renowned for directing Pelephone’s whimsical “Welcome to Another World” campaign (ACW Grey Tel Aviv), has joined Station Film for global representation, it was announced today by Station Film’s Michael Di Girolamo (Partner/Executive Producer) and Stephen Orent (Managing Partner). Sverdlov’s signature big visual commercials are driven by an expertise in postproduction, photography and graphic design. And his technical inventiveness is coupled with a quirky and fantastical style reminiscent of a Wes Anderson or Tim Burton film.
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Global TV Goes Live With PlayBox Technology AirBox
PlayBox Technology announces the latest in a series of recent sales successes by its Jakarta-based distributor, Horizon Global Media. Global TV, which broadcasts free-to-air via terrestrial transmitters, satellite, cable and streaming media, has invested in an AirBox playout server for installation at its headquarters west of the city.
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ATTO Technology at IBC 2014 – Powering the World’s Content from Creation to Delivery
The Only Company that Enables Integration of Media Production Workflow into IT Infrastructures
ATTO Technology, Inc., the recognized leader in powering high-performance audio and video workflows, will showcase its latest solutions supporting the ever increasing demands of higher resolutions, multiple formats and full integration with a company's IT infrastructure at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 12 through September 16 in the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre, Hall 7 Stand F.41. ATTO’s extensive line of storage and network connectivity products will also be seen throughout the show floor in over 50 workflow demonstrations of the industry’s top manufacturers, who look to ATTO for the enabling technology that maximizes the performance of their storage solution.
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Visual Effects Society Announces the Release of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures, 2nd Edition
Praised by Stakeholders as the Definitive Industry Bible for VFX
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, proudly announced the release of the much-anticipated 2nd edition of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects. Hailed as the most complete guide to visual effects techniques and best practices on the market today, it covers essential techniques and solutions for all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors, from pre-production through production and post-production. The updated guide has already been reviewed as “..the definitive visual effects textbook for our times..” by Animation World Network and “A 'must' for anyone involved in any aspect of visual effects production" by BookWatch.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Neutron And Epoch | Neutron Low Profile Half Length Uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI I/O Video Cards
Applications Include SDK for 3Rd Party Developers, 4K 60p I/O Workflows, Digital Intermediary, Digital Content Creation, Video Servers, Encoding, Decoding & Streaming of MPEG and H.264, Live and Non-Live CG Supporting Windows, Linux and Mac OSX Operating Systems New Cards Immediately Available
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduced and announced the immediate availability of the Epoch | 4K Neutron and Epoch | Neutron video cards at IBC 2014.
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FOR-A to Introduce New 4K Frame Rate Converter at IBC 2014
Unit Offers Versatile Conversion For Better Picture Quality
FOR-A announces that it will introduce the FRC-9000 4K frame rate converter at the upcoming IBC Show, taking place September 12-16 in Amsterdam. Featuring FOR-A’s enhanced motion compensated frame rate conversion technology, FOR-A will showcase the FRC-9000 in its IBC booth, Hall 2, Stand A51.
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Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014
News: Adobe Unveils Major Innovations for Video Technology at IBC 2014Continual Advancements Enable Video Pros to Stay Ahead in a Rapidly Evolving Industry
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today announced plans to significantly update Adobe Creative Cloud video desktop apps and Adobe Anywhere for video. These new capabilities, coming soon, build on Adobe’s industry-leading integration across video workflows enabling video professionals to create, collaborate and deliver high quality productions across multiple screens. Key updates include powerful new media and project management tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; a refreshed user-interface across all Adobe video desktop apps; and more streamlined production workflows empowering video professionals to edit more efficiently.
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Creative District Announces Winner of Web Series Grant Campaign
News: Creative District Announces Winner of Web Series Grant CampaignEach month Creative District, the online professional network for filmmakers backed by Technicolor, gives away up to $5,000 in grants to support independent film and media makers in the Creative District community. This past month, Creative District dedicated its $5,000 grant to support one outstanding web series. With over 500 submissions to the Creative District platform, Melissa Hunter and the team at "Adult Wednesday Addams", wound up walking away with the top prize.
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SGO France Officially Opens its Doors
News: SGO France Officially Opens its DoorsMistika's Brand Grows in Strength in New French Venture
Based in Madrid, SGO expands its European horizons further with the launch of a new office in France which will open its doors next month to serve a thriving creative community.
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Christie 4K Technology Brings Filmmakers’ Vision into Sharper Focus at the Toronto International Film Festival
News: Christie 4K Technology Brings Filmmakers’ Vision into Sharper Focus at the Toronto International Film FestivalA Festival Sponsor for 14 Consecutive Years, Christie Helps Filmmakers Share Their Vision with Dazzling Clarity
Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, brings the 39th Annual Toronto International Film Festival®* into sharper focus this year by lighting up an expanded list of venues with Christie 4K-resolution digital cinema projection. With 4K submissions to the festival having doubled from 2013, Christie, the official projection sponsor for 14 consecutive years, will offer 4K screening capability at Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre, The Elgin Theatre's Visa Screening Room and Ryerson Theatre. All TIFF Bell Lightbox cinemas also feature Christie 4K projection.
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yU+co Crafts Thoughtful Yet Provocative Title Sequence For HBO’s “The Leftovers”
News: yU+co Crafts Thoughtful Yet Provocative Title Sequence For HBO’s “The Leftovers”Religious Symbolism Subtly Plays Out Over A Fresco Painting In Enticing Animated Show Open To New, Thought-Provoking Series
The new HBO series “The Leftovers” asks many big questions about the meaning of life, the existence of God and the future of the human race. Likewise for the show’s main title sequence in which show creators Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) and writer Tom Perrotta turned to the award-winning creative studio yU+co. and Creative Director Garson Yu to create a concept that matched the ambitions of the show.
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Getty Images Celebrates 10Th Anniversary of Grants Programme, Announces 2014 Recipients at Visa Pour l’Image
Getty Images has Awarded $1.2M Since The Inception of its Programme, Including $130K In 2014, Demonstrating a Continued Commitment to Promoting Excellence in Imagery Through Tangible, Positive Contributions to The Industry.
The world’s leading visual communications company, Getty Images, today announced the recipients of its 10th annual grants programme. Since its inception in 2004, Getty Images has supported the photojournalism and photographic communities with $1.2M in financial grants, receiving thousands of entries throughout the decade tenure. In 2014 Getty Images received a total of 575 entries from photographers in 89 countries.
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Agenda Set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet
The stage show agenda has now been set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place during IBC2014 on Sunday, 14 September 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam, NL. The SuperMeet agenda will feature film editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey as well as user driven presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, iZotope, Atomos, and HP. Tickets to the the Amsterdam SuperMeet can be purchased at the SuperMeet website. Doors open at 16:30 and SuperMeet stage show begins at 19:00.
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Colorworks Restores “Ghostbusters” for 30th Anniversary Release
News: Colorworks Restores “Ghostbusters” for 30th Anniversary ReleaseSpecial Anniversary Edition Blu-ray of the Restored Ivan Reitman Comedy To Be Released on September 16th
Colorworks provided picture restoration and re-mastering services for a spectacular new 4K version of Ivan Reitman’s 1984 comedy classic "Ghostbusters." Sony Pictures re-released the feature, one of the most beloved comedy titles in its library, over the Labor Day weekend to theaters across the U.S. and Canada in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the restored film in a 30th Anniversary Blu-ray special edition on September 16.
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The Art Directors Guild Announces New Rule Changes for its 19Th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, JAN. 31
The Art Directors Guild (ADG), IATSE Local 800 has set new rule changes for its Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, it was announced today by ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Co-Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. The rule changes will be in effect for the upcoming ADG Awards, set for January 31, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Audio Network US Supercharges Industry-Leading Growth with Appointment of New Head of Marketing
News: Audio Network US Supercharges Industry-Leading Growth with Appointment of New Head of MarketingAudio Network US Inc., the international music company specializing in music for video, film and television, announced today the appointment of Eric Morse as Head of Marketing. Morse joins Audio Network from Warner Music Group and will work across the Americas to continue and accelerate the company’s growth in the region.
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IBC 2014: Facilis Technology Streamlines Complex Creative Pipelines
At the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2014 in Amsterdam, Facilis Technology will showcase TerraBlock shared storage qualifications for popular production, ingest, asset management and archiving tools that are designed to simplify post production and content creation workflows. From September 12-16, in stand 7.E08 at the RAI, the company will also preview new features to be incorporated into future versions of Facilis’ TerraBlock multi-platform, high-capacity shared storage system supporting 8/16Gbps Fibre Channel and 1/10Gbps Ethernet, and highlight customer deployments of its systems worldwide.
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SIM Digital/Bling Digital Workflow Expertise to Emmy® Award Winning Limited Series "Fargo"
News: SIM Digital/Bling Digital Workflow Expertise to Emmy® Award Winning Limited Series "Fargo"SIM Digital and Bling Digital, the production and post-production/workflow divisions of The SIM Group, provided production, workflow and post-production services to the Emmy Award winning limited series "Fargo" from MGM Television and FX Productions.
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Orad RealSet Was Awarded the Panorama Audiovisual Award 2014
The Company has Won an Award for the Best Virtual Set Solution
Orad received an award at the Panorama Audiovisual Awards 2014 in the category “Virtual Set Solution” for Orad RealSet. More than 200 companies competed in 49 categories. Voting was carried out through a dedicated website, and the winners were decided online by the readers of the magazine Panorama Audiovisual.
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Lucky Post’s Sai Selvarajan Creates New Show Open For "Frame Of Mind"
News: Lucky Post’s Sai Selvarajan Creates New Show Open For "Frame Of Mind"Lucky Post’s Sai Selvarajan was tapped to create a new show open for the series "Frame of Mind," which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on KERA TV. The series, newly expanded into a full 13-episode season, showcases the work of independent filmmakers and video-makers and features a wide range of innovative media produced in or by Texans.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 Units
Now Available for the Avid™ Product Family for the First-Time
Boris Continuum Complete 9 (BCC) Units are now available from Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film. The sixteen Units include new filters, features, and speed improvements from the recently updated flagship product, Boris Continuum Complete.
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StorageDNA Showcases Enhanced LTO LTFS Archiving and Management for 4K, HD Workflows
DNA Evolution Archive Engine Delivers New Levels of Efficiency in File-Based Pipelines
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, will feature the latest version of its innovative archive engine for LTO LTFS, DNA Evolution™, at IBC2014, taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on September 11 – 16, 2014. The company will demonstrate DNA Evolution 3.5 and preview its accelerated archive workflows and enhanced content management for 4K and HD pipelines in stand 7.B42. StorageDNA customers, Gorilla Group and Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. (Channels: Sony Entertainment TV) benefit from DNA Evolution’s conform and archive asset management tools by creating faster and more cost-effective file-based pipelines.
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MAXON Announces Exhibitor Presence at IBC 2014
Highlights at the MAXON booth Include European Debut of Cinema 4D R16 and New Strategic Partnerships with The Foundry, Side Effects and Vizrt
MAXON Computer, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering announces its exhibitor presence at IBC2014, the leading annual tradeshow for broadcast and VFX professionals taking place September 12-16, 2014 at the RAI, Amsterdam. MAXON will be welcoming journalists and attendees each day at its exhibitor booth, Hall 7, #7.H39.
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SGO Powers Up With New NVIDIA Quadro K5200
News: SGO Powers Up With New NVIDIA Quadro K5200SGO accelerates its high-end post production products with the NVIDIA Quadro K5200. This new graphics board provides significantly higher performance and greater data handling capability than the previous generation Quadro, for SGO's Mamba FX and Mistika products, which are utilised in the world's biggest film, television and commercial productions.
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Timecode Buddy Launches New Timecode and Metadata Hub
News: Timecode Buddy Launches New Timecode and Metadata HubSee Timecode Buddy on the Timecode Systems stand 9.B14b. at the IBC exhibition, RAI Centre, Amsterdam September 12- 16
This autumn, Timecode Systems is releasing the ultimate production and camera accessory – a single box solution to streamlining production workflows. It's their most advanced, feature-packed and future-proof piece of long range RF and WiFi enabled timecode and metadata technology yet and it’s all set to be unveiled for the first time at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam from 12-16 September.
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Females in the Broadcast Industry Host First Event at IBC 2014
This new event for IBC 2014, sponsored by Ross Video, brings together the industry's women and associations to create a lively and thought-provoking panel discussion and networking lunch.
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Lloyd Kaufman Will Receive the Independent Spirit Award at the Northeast Film Festival on Sunday, 9/7/14
News: Lloyd Kaufman Will Receive the Independent Spirit Award at the Northeast Film Festival on Sunday, 9/7/14Greetings from Tromaville! Last week Troma Entertainment President and Legendary Director Lloyd Kaufman attended Dragoncon, Atlanta as a Special Guest in celebration of Troma's 40th Anniversary! This Sunday, Mr. Kaufman will receive the prestigious Northeast Film Festival Spirit of Independent Filmmaking Award at 7:30pm in Teaneck, NJ, in recognition of his continued work lobbying and supporting independent film.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Supports Nine Films Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival
News: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Supports Nine Films Screening at the Toronto International Film FestivalTechnicolor – PostWorks New York provided post-production services to nine films screening at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival. They include the concert film "Roger Waters The Wall", the Martin Scorsese/ David Tedeschi documentary: "The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument," and seven narrative films: Ross Katz’s "Adult Beginners,: David Gordon Green’s "Manglehorn," Theodore Melfi’s "St. Vincent," David Dobkin’s "The Judge," Shawn Levy’s "This is Where I Leave You," Chris Rock’s "Top Five" and Noah Baumbach’s "While We’re Young." The Toronto International Film Festival is scheduled for September 4 – 14.
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isovideo Announces Breakthrough Quality SD/HD to HD/UHD/4K Remastering Services using Award-Winning Viarte
isovideo announces the launch of their Viarte cluster-based SD/HD to HD/UHD/4K remastering Service for the media entertainment industries. Viarte was one of five winners of the prestigious Game-Changer Awards by the IABM/NAB 2013.
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Feature Documentary “Finding the Gold Within” Used isovideo's Viarte Services for Footage Conversion
isovideo announced that a highly inspirational documentary “Finding the Gold Within” by independent film maker/producer Karina Epperlein used isovideo's Viarte service for footage conversions (converting from 1920x1080p 29.97 to 1920x1080p 23.976). The film will be world premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 3 and 4, 2014.
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Playbox Technology Marks 15Th Anniversary with Continuing Innovation at IBC2014
PlayBox Technology marks its 15th anniversary at IBC2014 with four new additions to its broadcast channel-in-a-box branding and playout product range plus two major product enhancements. Launched at the NAB Show in Las Vegas during April and now making their European exhibition debut are CaptureBox PRO, Production AirBox, SocialMediaBox and TimeShiftBox DUO. Major enhancements are announced to the established AirBox and ScheduleBox.
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British Touring Cars Get On-Board With Videosys
News: British Touring Cars Get On-Board With VideosysVideosys Broadcast, a leading supplier of broadcast solutions for film, television and A/V, has announced its support of UK OB specialists Cloudbass to supply onboard camera and video transmission systems for HD coverage of the 2014 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).
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TPSC Director Joe Schaak Shoots Tiffin Motorhome’s Latest
News: TPSC Director Joe Schaak Shoots Tiffin Motorhome’s LatestThe Traveling Picture Show Company Collaborates with Lewis Communications on Three Collegiate Themed Spots for Tiffin Motorhomes.
“Mascots”, a fun - smart campaign that captures an inside look at team rivalries, within the SEC, and an integral part of it – tailgating.
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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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mOcean Helps Usher In “The Simpsons” On FXX
News: mOcean Helps Usher In “The Simpsons” On FXXEntertainment creative agency mOcean recently contributed to the launch campaign for the arrival of "The Simpsons" on FXX, which kicked off on August 21st with a 12-day marathon of the show's complete 25-year catalogue. mOcean was integral to the post process, editorial and finishing of the epically funny "Kitchen Sink" spot announcing FXX's acquisition of syndication rights for the animated series. In addition, mOcean worked along with the FXX team to conceive and produce broadcast and online promos for the massive campaign.
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Archion Accelerates Global Collaborative Editing with Adobe Anywhere
EditStor EO Shared Media Storage Brings Unique Functionality To Adobe's Leading Collaborative Video Workflow
Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for today's media workflows, announced that its EditStor EO shared storage system is now integrated with Adobe® Anywhere for video, the leading collaborative video workflow. Together, Archion’s EditStor and Adobe Anywhere deliver a comprehensive solution for Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC and Prelude® CC, part of the Adobe Creative Cloud®.
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Cutting Room Signs Editor Vic Carreno
News: Cutting Room Signs Editor Vic CarrenoCutting Room, NY has added red-hot editor Vic Carreno to their roster. Coming to Cutting Room after serving as in-house editor at Red Tettemer O’Connell & Partners, Carreno has cut campaigns for the likes of Under Armour, Planet Fitness, Dial For Men and Right Guard, as well as two Super Bowl spots for Century 21. He also joins Cutting Room after cutting part of the buzzed-about Dockers “Dad Pants” campaign, which was featured everywhere from “Good Morning America” to FTW. Carreno’s reel spans from comedy dialogue and dramatic visual to pulse-quickening athletics spots.
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Riptide Music Group Artist Helen Austin Wins 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" for her Original Tune "Colour It"
News: Riptide Music Group Artist Helen Austin Wins 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest "Song of the Year" for her Original Tune "Colour It"Riptide Music Group, a “sync-flavored” global publishing administration company with services that include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and video games, has announced that its artist Helen Austin is the co-winner of the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest’s “Song of the Year.”
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TMD Partners With Screen Systems For Intelligent Media Fulfilment Workflows
News: TMD Partners With Screen Systems For Intelligent Media Fulfilment WorkflowsCollaboration Automates Captioning and Dubbing Workflows from Commissioning to Delivery
Stand 2.C58 - TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets and subtitling specialist Screen Systems have worked together to provide tight integration between their technologies. TMD’s Mediaflex has been integrated with the Screen Systems MediaTrack subtitle, dubbing and localisation management system.
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Fairlight Showcases 3D Audio Workspace at IBC 2014
News: Fairlight Showcases 3D Audio Workspace at IBC 2014This Unique Platform for 3D Sound Production Allows You to Mix Once, Mix Immersively and Deliver in Multiple Formats.
At IBC 2014, Fairlight will showcase 3D Audio Workspace (3DAW), a new platform for immersive and object oriented 3D Sound Production.
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Sound Devices Puts Full Range of Rack-Mounted Video and Audio Recorders on Display at IBC 2014
News: Sound Devices Puts Full Range of Rack-Mounted Video and Audio Recorders on Display at IBC 2014Video Devices PIX 270i and PIX 250i and Sound Devices 970 Address the Multiple-Source Audio/Video Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, along with its new video-products brand Video Devices, is giving audio and video equipment racks a makeover with a full suite of rack-mounted solutions, including the Video Devices PIX 270i and PIX 250i and Sound Devices 970 audio recorder, at the 2014 IBC Show (Hall 8, Stand B59). Seamlessly replacing tape- and disc-based video decks, the PIX line of products are a complete offering addressing a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production. In addition, Sound Devices will feature its first-ever dedicated, audio-only rack-mounted solution, the 970, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI. The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording.
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cinec 2014, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary Staging, Now More than Ever Combines Professionalism with Innovation
This year, cinec will deal with the contrasts between the traditional roles of film technology and the challenges of modernity. Digitalization calls for a revamp of all areas from camera to distribution and brings together renowned suppliers and newcomers from the realms of the gaming and computer industry. What is required now more than ever is for professionalism to be the highest priority.
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Blackmagic Cinema Cameras Capture Complex Action Sequences in ‘The Expendables 3’
News: Blackmagic Cinema Cameras Capture Complex Action Sequences in ‘The Expendables 3’Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Cinema Cameras EF were used to capture complex action sequences in the new film “The Expendables 3.” Second Unit DP Paul Hughen, ASC, placed the cameras directly in the action in order to get incredible shots, including exciting scenes of car races, intricate boat chases and large scale action sequences.
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