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Legends of Storytelling Gather Once Again in Manhattan for the Filmmaking Event of the Year: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Three-time Academy Award-Winner Michael Kahn Joins This Year’s Lineup of Celebrated Artists, Editors and Filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced the all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, "Sight, Sound & Story," held on June 14, 2014 at the French Institute in mid-town Manhattan. “Sight, Sound & Story" is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of post-production.
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MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter
News: MPC NY unveils first in-house animated short film “Sunny and Steve” for Easter"Meet Sunny and Steve," the charming characters brought to life by MPC NY in a light-hearted short film written and directed under one roof by in-house talent Bill Dorais and Ty Coyle. Born out of MPC’s love for storytelling, the passion project quickly turned into an ongoing creative platform to collaborate, experiment, and develop talent within the MPC NY character design team.
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Madheart Signs Emerging Commercial Director Joshua Traywick
News: Madheart Signs Emerging Commercial Director Joshua TraywickMadheart has signed director Joshua Traywick for exclusive national representation. The agreement marks Traywick’s first formal affiliation with a commercial production company. The director’s latest work, a Mother’s Day ad for Hallmark, breaks nationally this month.
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CG Supervisor Eric Clément Joins Cinesite's Montréal Team
News: CG Supervisor Eric Clément Joins Cinesite's Montréal TeamCinesite announced today that Canadian Eric Clément has joined their team in Montréal as CG Supervisor. He brings with him a wealth of experience and a strong reputation in the visual effects industry.
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Busy Brothers Starts Indiegogo Campaign to Execute Cinema Black Box
The entertainment studio “Busy Brothers” has started their first Indiegogo campaign for their new project “Cinema Black Box”. The “Cinema Black Box” is a game-changing project within the film industry. It is a pre-keyed and royalty free cinematic stock footage pack, which contains the most outstanding, extreme and hard to shoot footage there is. All footage will be shot in 4K 3D using Red Epics and 3D rigs. This will all be brought together by experienced film industry professionals.
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Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance Capture
News: Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance CaptureT-Series Upgrade Increases Full Performance Capture Space By Over 200% Helping Quantic Dream Achieve More with Less Technology
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, today announced that Quantic Dream, the world renowned games studio, has invested in 38 additional T-Series T160 cameras. Having previously enlisted Vicon technology for PS3 exclusive titles, "Beyond: Two Souls" and "Heavy Rain," the recent investment will enable Quantic Dream to execute future high-profile projects in a larger full performance capture (FPC) space than ever before.
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2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic Partnership
News: 2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic PartnershipPost Facilities to Work Cooperatively to Deliver Digital Supply Chain and Traditional Post Services to Clients Nationwide.
2G Digital, a Burbank post production facility specializing in digital supply chain services, and DuArt, a New York facility offering comprehensive post production services for video, digital media and film, have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow both companies to expand their geographic reach and add new services.
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Third Person, First Rate Projection: TDC Delivers Tech And Crew to Ground-Breaking Australian Movie Production for TEDx Sydney
News: Third Person, First Rate Projection: TDC Delivers Tech And Crew to Ground-Breaking Australian Movie Production for TEDx SydneyDelegates at the forthcoming TEDx Sydney conference onSaturday 26 April are set to be wowed by a breakthrough film by Kate Kazokas and Lucy Adelaide – thanks in no small part to projection technology and technical support services supplied by the TDC - Technical Direction Company.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Presents: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Manhattan Edit Workshop's one-day summit, "Sight, Sound & Story," returns to New York on June 14th, 2014. The event gathers a collection of diverse and intriguing speakers spanning the world of post production. Panels include to art and processes of editing film and television, the techniques of visual effects, and the craft behind sound design. The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for over 300 guest, panelists and vendors.
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Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show Company
News: Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show CompanyAward Winning Director Joins the TPSC roster.
Joe Schaak, a director known for his comedy and dialogue commercial work, has signed for exclusive representation with integrated production house The Traveling Picture Show Company.
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Zoic Makes An Explosive Entrance For Scion
News: Zoic Makes An Explosive Entrance For ScionCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios morphs a seemingly ordinary lunch date into an explosive entrance in the surprisingly full throttle :30 “Arrival” for Scion out of Attik, San Francisco. The spot features the slick new 2014 Scion FR-S adeptly racing through winding roads, coming to a stop beside an outdoor café. As a young couple casually exits the car, a massive explosion ignites in their wake, leaving them nonplussed as they continue forward to meet their gaping friends.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for Draft Day
LOOK Effects is proud to announce that they produced the visual effects for Draft Day, which opened last Friday, April 11th.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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Cap Gun Collective Signs "Teachers" Web Series Co-Creator and Director Matt Miller to Commercial Roster
News: Cap Gun Collective Signs "Teachers" Web Series Co-Creator and Director Matt Miller to Commercial RosterFollowing the recent announcement that their original web series "Teachers" has been ordered to pilot by TV Land, the principals of the award-winning international commercial production company Cap Gun Collective (http://capguncollective.com) are very proud to announce the signing of the series' co-creator and director Matt Miller to their roster for U.S. representation. The appointment is effective immediately, and was announced by Cap Gun's executive producer Matt Abramson.
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Award-Winning Editor Lucas Eskin Joins Cut+Run
News: Award-Winning Editor Lucas Eskin Joins Cut+RunCut+Run is excited to announce that award-winning editor Lucas Eskin has joined the company. His first project at Cut+Run is a spot for the Newport Beach Film Festival via agency RPA and directed by Tom Routson of TOOL.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4DThinkbox Software today launched Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D, which is compatible with R14 and R15 running on OSX and Windows operating systems. Also available for Autodesk® Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Krakatoa provides a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles.
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MochaImport+ for NUKE Bridges Complex VFX Pipelines
New VFX Utility Provides Tight Integration Between NUKE’s Node-Based Workflow and Mocha Pro, Connecting High-End 3D and Stereo Compositing with Groundbreaking Planar Tracking
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and mamoworld, innovative developer of motion graphics and VFX software, today announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The newest VFX utility application to come out of the long-standing partnership between Imagineer Systems and mamoworld, MochaImport+ for NUKE bridges data flow between NUKE and mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work seamlessly on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.
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World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction Festival
News: World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction FestivalSpecial effects legend Douglas Trumbull Presents Premiere of "UFOTOG" at Cinerama, Along With Dozens Of Science Fiction Classics And Attendance Of Celebrity Guests
Paul G. Allen's iconic Seattle Cinerama Theater announces its second annual Science Fiction Festival, running from May 1-12, with 12 days of special programming. The festival will be highlighted by the world premiere of Douglas Trumbull's short film, "UFOTOG," along with screening of over three dozen of the genre's most beloved movies and celebrity appearances by Jonathan Frakes, Tom Skerritt, and Sam J. Jones.
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Vitec Videocom Announces Intention to Acquire Autocue
As part of an ongoing strategic program to deliver improved service, support and experience to its customers worldwide, along with innovative products, Vitec Videocom, a division of the Vitec Group plc, has reached a conditional agreement to acquire Autocue.
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Sonzero Directs Modern Family’s Julie Bowen in Oscar Spot
News: Sonzero Directs Modern Family’s Julie Bowen in Oscar SpotTop Celebrity Director Jim Sonzero’s Latest Neutrogena Spot Starring Julie Bowen Debuted During the Academy Awards.
Jim Sonzero of Sonzero Films, Los Angeles, has directed a new ad for Neutrogena starring Modern Family’s Julie Bowen. Conceived by New York agency Roberts + Langer DDB, the spot, which debuted during this year’s Academy Awards broadcast, presents Bowen in stunning close ups against a clean, minimalist environment. This is just the latest in a series of commercials that Sonzero has shot for Neutrogena. Other recent spots have starred Kerry Washington, Bella Thorne and Kristen Bell.
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Stardust Employs “Social Filmmaking”for New, 7-Eleven Commercial Campaign
News: Stardust Employs “Social Filmmaking”for New, 7-Eleven Commercial CampaignThe creative team at Stardust has just completed an innovative commercial campaign for 7-Eleven, featuring the iconic Slurpee. Created primarily for broadcast, the campaign is a Social Media-inspired collage of stills, video, and stop-motion sequences that capture the spirit of a “Slurpee Summer.”
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FXHOME Announces HitFilm Plugins for After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Vegas and Motion
More than 130 VFX, Compositing, Motion Graphics and Grading Plugins Now Available for the First Time
FXHOME has today announced that many of its VFX, compositing, motion graphics and grading effects will soon be available for the first time for After Effects, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Motion. The versatile plugins collection from the software developer’s popular HitFilm video editing programme will be launched at the 2014 NAB Show on 7-10 April in Las Vegas.
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NAB News: Manios Digital & Film to Debut New and Upgraded Camera Stabilization Systems from Orbiter
News: NAB News:  Manios Digital & Film to Debut New and Upgraded Camera Stabilization Systems from OrbiterThe Orbiter 270 3.0 Stadium Allows Camera Operators to Work in Tight Spaces in Sports Venues Without Obstructing Spectator Sightlines; Sharpshooter Captures Rocket Launches and Other Aerial Action.
Manios Digital & Film, one of the country’s leading distributors of high quality products for professional filmmakers, video producers and newsgathering organizations, will showcase a variety of groundbreaking camera stabilization systems from German manufacturer Orbiter at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas. Among them will be the Orbiter 270 3.0 Stadium, a compact camera seat designed for sports stadiums and similar venues, and Orbiter 500 3.0 Spaceshooter, a new, modular, mobile camera seat designed for capturing rocket launches and other events requiring rock solid stabilization and high-speed tracking.
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Sound Devices Introduces The ‘970’ its First Dedicated Rack-Mounted Audio Solution at The 2014 NAB SHOW
64-Track Dante and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Recorder Makes Industry Debut
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces 970, its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording, including drama and reality production, and live concert recording.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders With Introduction Of PIX 270i and PIX 250i AT NAB 2014
New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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New Documentary by DNA Director Nigel Dick Makes its Premiere at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
News: New Documentary by DNA Director Nigel Dick Makes its Premiere at WorldFest-Houston International Film FestivalOne of the star directors at live-action production company DNA, Nigel Dick, is hitting the festival scene this week with his latest independent documentary, “Berlin Calling.” The film is an emotionally-riveting story of Kastle Waserman, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, as she pulls back the suburban veil to uncover the chilling secrets of her father’s life as a Jewish man in WWII Germany.
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PROOF Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
News: PROOF Visualization House Provides Extensive Previs and Postvis Services for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, provided extensive previs and postvis services to the new Marvel Entertainment motion picture “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” it was announced today by Proof’s Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel. The film was released by Walt Disney Studios on April 4th and is currently #1 at the international boxoffice.
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Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014
News: Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is showcasing an improved F8 LED Fresnel at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C5346), which runs through April 10 in Las Vegas, Nev. Introduced last year, the reengineered lighting instrument still delivers close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel and collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport, but a number of refinements deliver improved performance for field and studio applications.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at The 2014 NAB Show
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at The 2014 NAB ShowLeading Camera Support Company Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Giveaway
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, hosted a charitable raffle event for the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520) as part of the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations. The Australian-owned camera support equipment company toasted its success with champagne, and esteemed British filmmaker Philip Bloom announced Mighty Chuchaisri as the winner of its exclusive giveaway!
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For Canadian Actor/Producer/Writer Corey Large, The Drug Drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 Is Just the First of Many Feature Films for One of The Busiest Movie Producers In North America This Year
News: For Canadian Actor/Producer/Writer Corey Large, The Drug Drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 Is Just the First of Many Feature Films for One of The Busiest Movie Producers In North America This YearProduction in the Works with Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis, Pierce Bronson, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Mila Kunis and Liam Neeson
Meet actor, writer and producer Corey Large, who’s emerging as one of the most sough-after producers in Hollywood and Canada – with nearly 15 projects slated for release in 2014/15. Born in Victoria, this B.C. boy who has been under the radar is now flying high working with a dream team of A-listers . We’re talking the likes of Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, John Cusack, Pierce Brosnan, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, and the list goes on!
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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Introduce New 64-bit Restoration Software DRS™Nova
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Introduce New 64-bit Restoration Software DRS™NovaSuccessor to MTI Film’s industry Standard Correct DRS™ Software, The New Product Represents The Next Step Forward In Digital Restoration.
At NAB 2014, MTI Film will introduce DRS™Nova, a new digital restoration software that is the successor to Correct DRS™, which has served as the industry’s standard for digital film restoration for more than 20 years. DRS™Nova represents a new milestone in digital film restoration, combining native 64-bit processing, resolution independence and a file-based architecture to deliver a leap forward in performance, flexibility and power.
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TMD Brings Physical Assets Into The Digital World
New Modular Software Boosts Productivity and Security for Those Migrating From Physical to Digital, and for Audiovisual Libraries Seeking to Best Preserve Original Assets
Booth N3425 – TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has added yet more functionality to the Library module of its Mediaflex asset management system. The new software version will be of particular interest to those who still retain physical assets, either because they are migrating large legacy archives, or because they need to keep the originals for their historical and cultural value.
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FUJIFILM's New Cabrio Offers Zoom Ratio Of 12X To Cover 25MM Wide Angle To 300MM At Telephoto
News: FUJIFILM's New Cabrio Offers Zoom Ratio Of 12X To Cover 25MM Wide Angle To 300MM At TelephotoThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will announce the latest addition to its popular series of cine zooms – the Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio [ZK12x25] at the annual NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, starting on April 7th.. The company will exhibit in NAB Booth #C7025.
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Sound Devices Introduces The ‘970’ Its First Dedicated Rack-Mounted Audio Solution at The 2014 NAB Show
64-Track Dante and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Recorder Makes Industry Debut
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces 970, its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording, including drama and reality production, and live concert recording.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014
News: Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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Italian Micro Budget Film Using RED EPIC® Camera Technology & FCP X to Screen at NAB 2014 Today at 5PM
News: Italian Micro Budget Film Using RED EPIC® Camera Technology & FCP X to Screen at NAB 2014 Today at 5PM"LIGHT & SILVER : The Photographic Life of George Tatge" by Creative COW Contributing Editor David Battistella selected as part of the NAB Show StudioXperience!
Digital technology has opened up a multitude of new possibilities for cinema. Filmmaker David Battistella uses the same camera as many blockbuster Hollywood features have to capture an intimate personal portrait of an artist. George Tatge's photographic and artistic process has been elegantly and patiently captured on the most sophisticated digital camera in the world, the RED EPIC®. A true example of 4K independent production, Battistella relates in regard to the final quality of his work, "I am so happy the world is the way it is these days. I filmed, edited and created a [studio] quality release print, right from my desktop."
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Digital Vision's Bifrost Archive Bridge Provides Streamlined Workflow for Film Preservation
Unique Solution Provides A Cost-Effective And Efficient Workflow Through Automation
At NAB 2014 Digital Vision will present Bifrost Archive Bridge, a unique solution that enables archive owners to preserve and restore their precious assets by creating high quality digital media through streamlining processes and automation. Bifrost workflow presentations will be available by prior appointment during NAB 2014, at Digital Vision's suite at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to the LVCC.
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DAS Unveils Initial Lineup of Experts and Case Studies from Real World Digital Asset Projects
Multi-Industry Experts Look at the Lifecycle of Assets from Production Through Rights Management
AMIA has announced the preliminary lineup for its popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA.
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LOGAN Expands into Film and Television with the Launch of Logan Pictures
Award-winning creative studio and production company, LOGAN, is expanding the boundaries of its leading edge creative prowess with a new content development arm called Logan Pictures, which launches with a diverse slate of film, television, and new media projects. The company’s first feature film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, was received with high praise and positive reviews from critics at Sundance Film Festival 2014 and kicked off the 2014 New Directors / New Films Festival at the MoMA in New York City. The new operation will be led by producer Nick Moceri and overseen by LOGAN founders, Ben Conrad and Alexei Tylevich.
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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle Lenses
News: NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle LensesFUJINON XA99x and HA14x Lenses on Board Silver to Capture All the Angles for Live Production
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced that its lenses are on board the new mobile truck, Silver, from Dome Productions, a leading production facility provider based in Toronto. The truck is currently showcased at the NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, which began on Monday of this week.
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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5Latest Version of MTI Film’s All-In-One Dailies Solution Includes The CORTEX Manifest, a New Way to Maintain Media and Metadata Coherence From Set Through Post.
MTI Film will debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5, the latest version of its groundbreaking all-in-one dailies solution at NAB 2014. The new software includes a variety of upgrades designed to make it faster and easier to copy, color, sync and transcode camera files on-set, near-set and in post-production facilities. It also includes the CORTEX Manifest, a new and innovative tool for managing media and metadata from the set through delivery.
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camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!
News: camBLOCK Shows Adventure Motion Control System!New Film-Making Tool To Create Special Effects, Motion Time-Lapse And Animation Footage
camBLOCK shows the camBLOCK Adventure - a fully featured, ultra-portable motion control camera system available to demo today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF Central microLite HD camera-back transmitters, including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
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News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"
News: News from Synaptic VFX: Leading Visual Effects Company Signed as Key Vendor for New FOX Series "Hieroglyph:" Company Opens New Orleans Office, and Is Coming Off First Season Success of "Sleepy Hollow"Synaptic VFX has just been signed as a key VFX vendor for the new FOX TV series “Hieroglyph”, and has launched a branch office in New Orleans. Synaptic is coming off the success of the first season of FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow,” providing the lion's share of the series’ visual effects as the show's primary vendor. The announcements were made today by Synaptic VFX co-founders Shant Jordan, Shahen Jordan, and Ken Gust.
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iZotope Nectar® Elements Now Shipping in Sony Vegas™ Pro 13
iZotope, Inc, a leading audio technology company, has again partnered with Sony Creative Software to provide Nectar Elements as part of Sony’s Vegas Pro 13 video production environment. Nectar Elements, a vocal processing plug-in, is built on an easy-to-use interface, intuitive controls, and extensive preset system for processing vocals quickly to professional results.
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Bl:nd Launches “The Last Ship” with Style and Grace
News: Bl:nd Launches “The Last Ship” with Style and GraceThe Design Studio Teams With Spotco to Produce a Hand-Drawn Film For Sting’s New Broadway Show.
"The Last Ship," a Broadway-bound musical from Sting, receives an elegant launch via a beautiful, hand-crafted commercial from design studio Bl:nd and entertainment marketing agency SpotCo. The ad tells a story, inspired by the show’s script, of fathers, sons and a red ship, through a series of impressionistic illustrations hand painted by Bl:nd’s creative team. The Last Ship makes its world premiere in Chicago this summer, followed by a Broadway run in the fall.
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Building On Record 2013, Hiccup Media Expands With New Talent And Redesigned Company Web Site
News: Building On Record 2013, Hiccup Media Expands With New Talent And Redesigned Company Web SiteFull Service Creative Content Shop Celebrates Eight Years with Renewed Corporate Growth Strategy Emphasizing Winning Formula as Resource For Agencies And Client-Direct
In 2006 when former agency producer Rob Simone and editor/director Michael Cruz decided to abandon their successful careers at top ad agencies like Grey Worldwide, and BBDO to start Hiccup Media, they envisioned the company as a one-of-a-kind full-service boutique – a small, yet nimble resource, offering clients an array of services including creative strategy, content production and post. Eight years later, not only is the business model they pioneered now the norm, but Hiccup is again ahead of the curve thanks to the addition of noted international fashion director John Poliquin, and a redesigned website that highlights the approach, the clients and the work that is the basis of Hiccup’s success.
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“Longmire” Becomes the First Show to Implement MTI Film’s New Portable Dailies Solution CORTEX CarryOn
News: “Longmire” Becomes the First Show to Implement MTI Film’s New Portable Dailies Solution CORTEX CarryOnThe hit A&E series adds MTI Film’s turn-key onset dailies and media management system for a more stable and efficient workflow.
The producers of the A&E drama Longmire have selected MTI Film’s new CORTEX CarryOn as their onset media management tool for season three. The CarryOn provides on-set color, camera file offload and backup, and serves as the starting point for tracing media and metadata from the set through dailies and into post.
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Digital Vision Brings Latest Post Production, Restoration and Archive Solutions to NAB 2014
- First look at Golden Eye 4 film scanner, Bifrost Archive Bridge and latest versions of Nucoda and Phoenix -
NAB 2014, Stand SL6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel: Once again Digital Vision invites NAB visitors to its Demo Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to the LVCC, where it will present a range of products for post production, restoration, archive and broadcast.
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HP Unveils New DreamColor Displays Offering Unmatched Color Accuracy and Affordability
New DreamColor Displays Deliver Industry Firsts, Unprecedented Color Accuracy to Maintain Leadership Position
HP today announced two new HP DreamColor Displays, once again disrupting the color-critical display market by achieving new levels of affordability and color accuracy.
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BT Media and Broadcast (BT M&B) and Pacific Television Center (PacTV) Strike Network Sharing Deal
BT Media and Broadcast, the global media services division of BT Plc, and PacTV, the transmission and live production provider to the global broadcast industry, today announced that each would be offering the world-wide reach and services of the other to their customers in a new network collaboration arrangement.
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LOOK Effects Produced the Visual Effects for AMC’s "TURN"
LOOK Effects is proud to say that they have produced all the visual effects for AMC’s new period drama, TURN, which aired last night, Sunday, April 6th, at 9:00 pm EST.
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Twist Expands: Welcomes Director Scott Pitts to Company’s Growing Roster of Talents
News: Twist Expands: Welcomes Director Scott Pitts to Company’s Growing Roster of TalentsThe Twist motto for 2014 is “Expand.” Highly motivated by that intention for the New Year, Twist Executive Producer Amyliz Pera, based in Manhattan, has just signed up-and-coming talent Director/ Photographer Scott Pitts. Pitts has become very well-known over the past year on the Food Festival circuit for his award-winning short films with titles such as “The Benevolent Baker: Doughnuts” and “The Benevolent Butcher: Bacon.”
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Marin's 32TEN Studios Produces New TV Recruiting Campaign Promoting Efforts by Vallejo, CA, Police Dept. to Recruit New Officers
News: Marin's 32TEN Studios Produces New TV Recruiting Campaign Promoting Efforts by Vallejo, CA, Police Dept. to Recruit New Officers32TEN Studios, a San Rafael (Marin, CA) -based company that provides production facilities and services, as well as practical effects services, to entertainment, advertising, community and corporate clientele, has produced a new TV campaign designed to help recruiting efforts by the Vallejo, CA, Police Department. The new PSA campaign will debut on the air on Northern California television during Spring. The announcement was made by 32TEN CEO Tim Partridge, who directed the TV spot.
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New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité Filmmakers
News: New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité FilmmakersCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of the compact Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders, building on technologies carried over from the XA25 and XA20 Professional Camcorders and offering improved performance and enhanced operability in response to industry feedback.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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NVIDIA Showcases "4K Your Way" at NAB 2014
NVIDIA GPU Technology Powers Over 150 Solutions for Broadcasters, VFX Artists and Post-Production Pros and Supports the Most Demanding Real-time 4K Workflows
Whether HD or 4K, desktop or mobile, workstation or in the cloud, NVIDIA is demonstrating how its GPU technologies are behind almost every type of broadcast and post production workflow in booth SL 6825 at NAB 2014. NVIDIA GPUs power over 150 media and entertainment software applications, plugins and turnkey solutions, accelerating performance and providing advanced stereo capabilities and 4K support for even the most demanding workflows.
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Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014
News: Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is showcasing an improved F8 LED Fresnel at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C5346), which runs through April 10 in Las Vegas, Nev. Introduced last year, the reengineered lighting instrument still delivers close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel and collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport, but a number of refinements deliver improved performance for field and studio applications.
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New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production Solution
News: New Primestream NewsPod By ASG Delivers Turnkey Integrated News Production SolutionAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today introduced Primestream NewsPod by ASG, a turnkey integrated HD production and automation package for small and medium-sized newsrooms. Built around Primestream’s FORK Production Suite, the end-to-end solution includes all the hardware and software required to ingest, edit, playout and distribute news content. Primestream will demonstrate its FORK Production Suite at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL10216), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSAIntroducing the world’s first digital film camera designed to revolutionize on set workflow while featuring a user upgradable sensor and lens mount, large 10 inch fold out monitor and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA, a new high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor and internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools, on set media management and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11, a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Film Scanner
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Film ScannerNew Cintel film scanner features an innovative new wall mount and desktop design with Thunderbolt 2 for real-time scanning of 35mm and 16mm film up to 30fps in Ultra HD resolution!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new model of Cintel Film Scanner designed with an architectural aesthetic that’s so thin it can even be wall mounted!
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio CameraIntroducing the world’s smallest live broadcast camera with the world’s largest viewfinder!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Studio Camera, a new camera specifically designed for live production and available in 1080 HD and Ultra HD models starting from only $1,995.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
New advanced Ultra HD live production switcher allows live production in SD, HD and Ultra HD, with 20 6G-SDI sources, SuperSource™, DVE, motion graphics and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, a new extremely powerful 2 M/E based Ultra HD live production switcher with 20 6G-SDI inputs, SuperSource layering engine and much more for $3,995.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Smart Videohub
New 12x12 and 20x20 size SDI routers include 6G-SDI technology for SD, HD and Ultra HD mixed format routing plus built in control panel with LCD for monitoring and new visual routing!
Blackmagic Design today announced Smart Videohub, a family of new mixed format routers with new and 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 will be priced at $1,395 for the 12 x 12 sized mode and $1,995 for the larger 20 x 20 sized model.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Mini Converter 4K Family
The world’s most advanced Mini Converters now support 6G-SDI and Ultra HD!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new range of Ultra HD Mini Converters that feature new 6G-SDI technology allowing customers to use a single type of Mini Converter for all conversion needs in SD, HD and Ultra HD television formats. All these new models replace the previous model for each conversion type and all models retail at US$295.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOW
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOWLeading Camera Support Company Introduces New Fluid Head for Film & Digital Productions
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will feature its brand new Cineline 70 Fluid Head at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). This advanced camera support technology is purpose-built for film and digital production cinematographers who desire a new dimension in professional camera support.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex Express
Introducing the world’s first 12G-SDI high quality up and down converter for SD, HD and Ultra HD!
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex Express, the world’s first real time SD, HD and Ultra HD broadcast up and down converter with the world renowned Teranex image processing quality for only $1,395.
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Videocom Presents an All-Star Line Up of Filmmakers and Production Professionals at NAB 2014
Live from the Videocom Stage (Booth #C6025) at NAB, the leading creative users of Videocom brands and products, including Anton Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler, Vinten, Vinten Radamec, will offer invaluable insights and share real world experiences.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K PCI Express Capture Cards
New DeckLink SDI 4K and DeckLink Studio 4K capture and playback cards now include 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections for capture and playback in SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats!
Blackmagic Design today announced 2 new PCI Express capture cards, DeckLink SDI 4K and the DeckLink Studio 4K models, that now includes all the features of the previous models, but now with faster 4 lane PCIe connections and 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections to allow SD, HD and Ultra HD capture and playback.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Camera Control
Now customers with ATEM production switchers can control their cameras via the SDI connection!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Camera Control, a new update that adds support for controlling cameras from their ATEM production switcher via the program feed to the camera. This update will be free of charge to ATEM customers when available in May 2014.
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EditShare Opens Up Its Asset Management and Archiving Solutions to Add Support for Avid ISIS 5500/5000 and 7500/7000
News: EditShare Opens Up Its Asset Management and Archiving Solutions to Add Support for Avid ISIS 5500/5000 and 7500/7000Flow and Ark Integration with Avid ISIS to Provide A Cost-Effective End-To-End Solution, Expanding Media Asset Management and Archiving Options for Facilities
NAB 2014, Booth SL5709, EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced that its Flow Media Asset Management (MAM) and Ark archiving/backup solutions now integrate with the Avid ISIS 5500/5000 and 7500/7000 shared storage families. The new integration lets Avid ISIS facilities add powerful yet cost-effective EditShare asset management, ingest and archiving tools to their workflow.
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Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers A Media-Less Cloud-Based Workflow
AJ-PX5000G and Handheld AJ-PX270 Camcorders Upload Files Directly to Customers’ Aframe Accounts: No Computer Required
Panasonic has unveiled its plans to expand its network transmission function for the AJ-PX5000G 2/3” shoulder-mount and new AJ-PX270 handheld camcorders, both with native AVC-ULTRA recording, in partnership with cloud video platform provider Aframe. These innovative cameras will be enabled with both wired and wireless LAN connectivity as well as 4G to support a cloud-based network workflow. The camcorders can facilitate the work of professionals in both electronic newsgathering and remote production.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS With 1080p High-Speed AVC-ULTRA Recording To 240fps
Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 AVC-ULTRA Acquisition for Field Mastering and Archiving, Plus Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common Recording Module
Panasonic has introduced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording.(The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.)
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EditShare Provides High-Performance Shared Storage Integration for NewTek Customers
Integrated Live Production Environment Features Shared Storage Platform with Comprehensive Media Asset Management Capabilities to Facilitate Capture-to-Archive Workflow
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced its participation in the NewTek Developer Network. NewTek is the innovative provider of the TriCaster™ multi-camera live video production solution and 3Play slow-motion instant replay servers. Integrating EditShare and NewTek products gives users a unified live production and shared storage platform with a powerful media asset management (MAM) layer to track and control assets from capture and playout to post-production and archives.
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EditShare Shows Its Support for Adobe Anywhere at NAB 2014
News: EditShare Shows Its Support for Adobe Anywhere at NAB 2014EditShare Flagship Shared Storage Integrates Adobe Anywhere, Facilitating Local and Remote Media Sharing Across Adobe Production Environments
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end workflow solutions, announced today that its EditShare shared storage solutions now include support for Adobe® Anywhere. The new product integration, along with the recently enhanced Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC integration via the EditShare Flow asset management panel, is being demonstrated at NAB 2014 on booth SL5709.
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The ARRI Rental Group Strengthens its Team with Appointment of Dana Ross
News: The ARRI Rental Group Strengthens its Team with Appointment of Dana RossThe ARRI Rental Group is pleased to announce that Dana Ross has been appointed to the role of International Marketing Executive.
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EditShare Expands Media Workflow Options with New Third-Party Integrations
EditShare Workflow Supports Servers and Applications from Adobe, Avid, Broadcast Pix and NewTek – Showcased at NAB 2014 on Booth SL5709
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is qualifying a number of new third-party integrations for use across the EditShare workflow. New and enhanced integrations include Adobe® Anywhere®, Avid® ISIS® storage systems, Broadcast Pix live production systems, and NewTek Tricaster™ and 3Play products. “One of our big themes at NAB 2014 is third-party collaboration. EditShare has significantly increased its integration with third-party applications and systems,” comments Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. “Many of our customers have existing equipment they want to keep using, not replace. So our open solutions are designed to augment third-party systems and enhance the overall workflow, whether a facility is running Adobe Anywhere with EditShare as their main shared storage, or EditShare Flow and Ark for media asset management and archiving with Avid ISIS storage.”
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Hosts Seminars From Industry Leaders At The 2014 NAB SHOW
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Hosts Seminars From Industry Leaders At The 2014 NAB SHOWInfluential Speakers from the Film & Television Industries Talk Technology
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, welcomes three, leading influencers from the film and television industries to host seminars on the latest techniques and technologies at the company’s NAB Booth C9520 on Wednesday April 9 during the show. Accredited time-lapse photographer Ryan Killackey, renowned filmmaker Ketch Rossi and esteemed British filmmaker Philip Bloom will each share their insights into the complex, inner workings of the film and television industries and why they choose to rely on Miller Camera Support, LLC equipment when out in the field.
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Ross Video Acquires Unreel LLC—and Makes The Studio of The Future Available Now
Today, Ross Video announced that it has acquired Massachusetts-based Unreel LLC, a leading augmented reality (AR) and virtual set (VS) solutions provider. The acquisition makes Ross Video the only company in the broadcast industry that’s able to offer a single-vendor turnkey AR/VS studio solution. This state-of-the-art “Studio of the Future” will be on display at NAB 2014.
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Ross Video Launches UX Design
New Augmented Reality and Virtual Set Design Department Will Expand Third-Party Partner Relationships
Today, Ross Video announced that it’s launching UX Design, a unique Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Set (VS) design department, as part of its acquisition of Unreel LLC, the leading AR and VS solutions provider. UX Design is being launched in cooperation with a number of key industry partners, and Ross Video is excited to be demonstrating its AR/VS solutions in the Ultimatte and ProCyc booths at NAB this year. Ross Video also announced that it is entering into a reseller partnership with General Lift for jib encoders.
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Chicago International Film Festival to Honor STORY with Commitment to Excellence Award
STORY has been named recipient of The Chicago International Film Festival’s 2014 Commitment to Excellence Award for Television Commercials. The award is presented annually to a Chicago-based company or individual that has made an outstanding contribution to the art of television advertising. Last year, the honor went to Leo Burnett.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Joins NewTek Developer Network™
EVO Shared Storage Server Integrates High-Performance, Extensive Connectivity Options for NewTek TriCaster™ and 3Play™
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of the industry leading EVO shared storage system for video and audio workgroups, today announced its entrance into the NewTek Developer Network. This allows integration of EVO servers with NewTek TriCaster™ multi-camera live video production and 3Play™ integrated sports production systems.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces New Compact Shared Storage and Workflow Appliance
EVO Prodigy Offers Robust and Affordable Shared Media Storage for Compact Spaces and for Content Creators On-the-Go
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced EVO Prodigy. This latest addition to the EVO product family is an affordable, flexible, SSD/SATA shared storage server and workflow appliance for compact spaces and field use.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces OS and Hardware Updates to Industry Leading EVO Shared Storage NAS+SAN System
News: Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces OS and Hardware Updates to Industry Leading EVO Shared Storage NAS+SAN SystemEVO v5.6 Introduces New Features Including Dropbox Integration and Enhanced Asset Management Functionality
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced an all new version of its EVO Shared Storage Server, version 5.6. The latest version includes new project, workflow, and asset management functionality plus more performance and scalability for production teams of any size.
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BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
News: BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”For season 4 of the critically acclaimed drama “Game of Thrones,” HBO once again tapped creative strategy and production company BigStar to create the teaser campaign. “Dungeon,” “Desert” and “Forest” hint at turmoil and peril around every corner in Westeros with environmentally-driven character studies that build on this season’s tagline: “All Men Must Die." The new season premieres on April 6th.
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Cinesite Montréal Welcomes Chloë Grysole As General Manager
News: Cinesite Montréal Welcomes Chloë Grysole As General ManagerWins Contract for X-Men: Days of Future Past, in addition to The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Cinesite is proud to announce that Chloë Grysole has joined as the General Manager of their newly opened Montréal studio, and with her the start of two major productions.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology
The Film Industry of The Future Will Consist of More Than Just Digital Technology
It is clear that the fields of computer and film are increasingly merging but there is more involved than just the bare hardware; the business models are also changing. This year’s cinec and the cineCongress will focus on this issue as well as showcasing the benefits and advantages of new technologies. Exhibitors can still benefit from the early bird discount.
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Best Picture Winner 12 Years A Slave Originated on KODAK Film
Spirit Award Winners Also Have Kodak Moment
In the 86-year history of the Academy Awards®, no best picture winner has ever been made without motion picture film technology – a streak that continued with 12 Years a Slave winning the 2014 Oscar®.
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The National Football League Partners With Picture Mill On Signature NFL Broadcast Logo
News: The National Football League Partners With Picture Mill On Signature NFL Broadcast LogoNational Football League’s championship season kicks into high gear with a signature animated NFL logo created by Picture Mill. The iconic copyright logo began airing regularly at the start of the year and will be featured in all broadcast games and other League events for seasons to come. Picture Mill also created a large-scale version of the final image as a permanent installation for the National Football League’s New York headquarters.
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GRAVITY SOUND CREW WINS INAUGURAL 'AMPS' AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SOUND
News: GRAVITY SOUND CREW WINS INAUGURAL 'AMPS' AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SOUNDAMPS (The Association of Motion Picture Sound) is extremely happy to announce that Chris Munro, Glenn Freemantle and Skip Lievsay have won the inaugural AMPS ‘Award for Excellence in the Craft of Sound for a Feature Film’ for their work on the feature film Gravity.
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Pomfort to unveil ClipHouse
News: Pomfort to unveil ClipHouseSurprisingly Simple – Four Rooms for CinemaDNG and Magic Lantern RAW Processing
Pomfort announced the immediate availability of ClipHouse – the RAW processing software solution for CinemaDNG and Magic Lantern RAW. Designed for both filmmaker enthusiasts and professionals alike, ClipHouse splits its features into the four rooms Copy, Manage, Color, and Export, that allow to start working with RAW footage directly from the source and streamlines the process to prepare RAW clips for editorial work. ClipHouse helps to get the most out of digital RAW cameras in an easy and intuitive way by offering a workflow, that is a perfect match for filmmakers’ daily requirements. ClipHouse was pre-released as a free, public beta at NAB 2013 and is now available for a yearly fee of USD 49,- (EUR 39,-) or for USD 129,- (EUR 99,-) for a permanent license.
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"Side By Side" Producers Choose KODAK Film to Archive Critically Acclaimed Documentary
News: "Side By Side" Producers Choose KODAK Film to Archive Critically Acclaimed DocumentaryProducers Keanu Reeves and Justin Szlasa have chosen to create a film element of their feature documentary "Side by Side" on KODAK VISION3 Color Digital Intermediate Film 2254. This intermediate post production step will also provide the producers with a master for making 35mm film prints. The 2254 will then be archived at the Academy Film Archive, which is providing substantial and instrumental support to preserve this culturally significant exploration into the evolution of digital and film formats.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21st to 23rd September 2014, MOC Events Center Munich, Germany
Computers and film grow together
Times are changing. Digitalisation generates new challenges but also new chances for the film industry. Gathering information has the top priority. Thus, the specialised trade show cinec provides an ideal market place for all film professionals. Booths can already been booked for the event in fall 2014.
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Bona Film Group Secures RMB80 Million Credit Facility From Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
Bona Film Group Limited ("Bona" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:BONA), a leading film distributor and vertically integrated film company in China, today announced that Bona Film Group Co., Ltd. (PRC) has entered into a master credit line agreement with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd., a premier nationwide commercial bank in China. Pursuant to this agreement, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank has agreed to provide a revolving credit line in the amount of RMB80 million (approximately US$13.0 million) for a term of three years. The credit line will be used to fund the continued expansion of the Company's movie theater business.
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Independent Film & Television Alliance® Announces Paul Hertzberg To Continue As Chairman
Impressive Array Of Company Executives Seek Seats On Board Of Directors
The Independent Film & Television Association (IFTA), the trade association representing producers and distributors worldwide, today announced that Paul Hertzberg (President and CEO, CineTel Films, Inc.) will continue as Chairman for a further two year term. Nominations for election to IFTA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee are complete and the slate of candidates vying for seats is extensive, including executives from Entertainment One, FilmNation, Lionsgate, Relativity and Weinstein. The elections are held as part of IFTA’s Annual Members Meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and concurrently at the British Screen Advisory Council in London.
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Film School Students Receive KODAK Scholarship Awards
Winners Represent Universities from Mexico, Africa, Germany and U.S.
Kodak and the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) have named the 2013 recipients of the KODAK Student Scholarship Awards and KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards, which were selected by a panel of judges led by award-winning cinematographer John Bailey, ASC. This year’s winners represent film schools in Mexico, Africa, Germany and the United States.
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Blackmagic Introduces New Ultra HD Film and Studio CamerasBlackmagic Introduces New Ultra HD Film and Studio Cameras
Continuing what has become true Blackmagic Style, the company introduced a variety of products to cover the full range of content creation -- including film and studio cameras and a film scanner.
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360 Degrees of Historical Immersion360 Degrees of Historical Immersion
How do you tell a story visually without a frame? Mike Sullivan had to build a 360° museum film from 4K footage from the Sony F-55, 9 2K cameras in a dedicated rig, 100 actors, and horses, explosives and a crew of 45 -- and it turns out that figuring out how to tell a story in 360° was only the first of many post challenges that Mike had to face.
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Project DAVID Creates Digital Content Preservation TechProject DAVID Creates Digital Content Preservation Tech
While there is a strong movement to preserve and restore old film, preservation of audiovisual digital content has been less of a priority. Project DAVID seeks to change that, by developing technology for prevention of damage, preservation and restoration for the vast libraries of digital content.
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Stereo 3D Post Perfection for Russian War Epic StalingradStereo 3D Post Perfection for Russian War Epic Stalingrad
The film Stalingrad is an epic look at the battle that turned the tide of World War II, and already the highest-grossing film in Russian history. It is also the first Russian film to be shot and produced for IMAX 3D, which posed some new challenges for the filmmakers, specially in post. Stalingrad opens Feb. 28 for an exclusive engagement in IMAX 3D theaters, and here's your chance to take a closer look at its making.
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Stalingrad: An Intimate EpicStalingrad: An Intimate Epic
Set in one of the bloodiest battles in human history, the film Stalingrad also offers an intimate look at five Russian soldiers in World War II, trying to preserve their own humanity while protecting the life an 18-year old girl - while also trying to hold off a dramatically larger Nazi force. This bold 3D story is already the highest-grossing film in Russian history, and Creative COW's Tim Wilson says you'll be impressed.
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Setting the stage for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
Video Playback and Graphics team uses Adobe Creative Cloud and plugins from FxFactory to create period-specific news content To make the set of GNN, the 24-hour news channel featured in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as realistic as possible required one essential element: content. It was the job of the...
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What’s missing from today’s tech based editing
(this is a re-publish of a blog article I wrote for my personal web page) When I was starting out in post there was a clearly defined road one took to becoming an editor. These were the last few years of cutting film on a 35mm flatbed and my experience...
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NAB Day 1 - Throwbacks
The running gag on the show floor yesterday was a punchline to the effect of "AND we're releasing a camera!" If that kind of humor isn't your thing, then I can't really recommend you come to NAB for real. But even with all all the hooplah about new cameras and...
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Learn Media Composer: Michael Bay Film Look Part 1
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