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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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Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Motion
News: Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and MotionYanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. The plugin provides comprehensive interface to produce a large palette of Motion Graphics including networks, diagrams, particles, points or text clouds and more.
Yanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin for FCP, Premiere Pro, AE and Motion that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. Yanobox Nodes takes its inspiration from data visualizations and networks. Diagrams of nodes and complex networks visualizations are becoming very popular in motion graphics because of their underlying beauty.
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Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 Developers
News: Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 DevelopersFull Integration of Game Industry’s Leading Next-Gen Texture Development Tool on Epic Games’ GitHub
Today, Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine is coming to one of the gaming world’s favorite development platforms. With a full integration into Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), Substance Engine makes the creation of next-gen textures a seamless experience for even the most ambitious of game developers. No purchase required, just a free plugin available for all Unreal Engine 4 developers.
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Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure Gold
News: Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure GoldVHI recently called upon Galaxy 61 to create a show intro for the new 2014 season of ’The Fabulous Life,’ the hit series that reveals the extravagant places, possessions and pastimes of pop-culture’s most famous celebrities. The Brooklyn-based animation and visual effect boutique created a lavish intro that personifies the opulent lifestyle with a series of iconic objects formed out of cascading simulated liquid gold.
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ACME Portable: First Ever Portable Workstation with 4K Resolution
ACME Portable, the manufacturer of high-performance portable computers, is showcasing at NAB Show 2014, Booth# SL8827 the first ever portable workstation with Ultra HD 4K display. This portable workstation, called the MegaPAC L2, is ideal for many professional works that involve 4K display, including but not limited to 3D rendering, post-production processes, and professional photography.
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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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Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa Monica
News: Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa MonicaFormerly Known as 1.1 VFX, the Expanding Visual Effects and Post Boutique has Found a New Home at Bully Pictures.
Creative directors Danny Yoon and Duy Nguyen, and executive producer Mike Pryor have renamed their boutique visual effects and post production company and moved it into new digs in Santa Monica. Formerly known as 1.1 VFX, the company will now operate as Mr. Wolf and work out of new headquarters located within the offices of commercial production company Bully Pictures. The new space includes a bevy of resources for visual effects, compositing, editorial finishing and digital color correction, as well as room for further expansion.
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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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Troika Hires Creative Director Seton Kim
News: Troika Hires Creative Director Seton KimEmmy Award Winner Joins Branding Agency to Lead Creative for Entertainment & Sports Client Roster
Entertainment & marketing innovations agency Troika announces the hire of two-time Emmy Award-winning Creative Director Seton Kim. Kim brings over 20-year experience to Troika’s esteemed roster of Creative Directors, now a team of five that brings complimentary skillsets to the agency, including entertainment, sports, brand strategy and marketing innovations.
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GALAXY 61 Re-Launches: The Design-Driven Animation + VFX Boutique, Evolves Into a Hybrid One-Stop Creative Resource with the Addition of Expanded Editorial, Finishing, Print and Audio Services
News: GALAXY 61 Re-Launches: The Design-Driven Animation + VFX Boutique, Evolves Into a Hybrid One-Stop Creative Resource with the Addition of Expanded Editorial, Finishing, Print and Audio ServicesDesigner Doug Johnson Marks His Company’s 10th Anniversary with a Total Re-Branding & New Website Showcasing His Concept to Completion Capabilities Tailored to Animation and VFX-Driven Project with Big Ideas and Small Budgets
Galaxy 61 owner and creative director, Doug Johnson, has announced that his award-winning design-driven boutique marked its 10th anniversary this month with the re-launch of the company as he takes its business model to the next level with the addition of editorial, 3D for print, audio and finishing services. The re-structuring redefines the company as a high-end animation and visual effects house, which now offers clients the option to take advantage of its full-service, concept through completion capabilities.
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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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Ready-to-use 4K Broadcast Graphics Solution from Ventuz and Blackmagic at NAB
Ventuz and Blackmagic Partner Up at NAB 2014 To Showcase A Cost-Efficient, Off-The-Shelf 4K Broadcast Graphics Workflow In Booth #SL11127. Software/hardware Integration Enables Live, On-Air Broadcast Graphics Without Pre-Rendering.
Ventuz Technology, developer of resolution-independent, real-time graphics software and Blackmagic Design, manufacturer of creative video technology join forces to provide an affordable, off-the-shelf solution that can be used today for 4K Ultra HD broadcasts.
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Accomplished Producer Rebecca Smialek Returns to Detroit as Director of Business Development for Cutters
News: Accomplished Producer Rebecca Smialek Returns to Detroit as Director of Business Development for CuttersThe leaders from global editorial company Cutters are very proud to announce the addition of Rebecca Smialek to their staff in the position of director of business development. The appointment is effective immediately.
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Matrox Video Wall Controller Boards Chosen as Finalist for 2014 Install Awards
Matrox Mura MPX Series Powers 54-Monitor Video Wall Installed by ALMOE AV Systems at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai
Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced that the Matrox Mura™ MPX Series of capture and display boards has been shortlisted for a Star Product Award in the Public Display/Retail category of the 2014 InstallAwards. Mura MPX Series was chosen as a finalist based on its key role in the overall system design of an immense 54-monitor digital signage wall in the Mall of the Emirates atrium that was installed by ALMOE AV Systems. The wall displays dynamic digital signage content aimed at the 33-million-plus shoppers visiting one of the largest shopping centers in the Middle East every year.
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Light Of Day Adds Jen Milano as Executive Producer
News: Light Of Day Adds Jen Milano as Executive ProducerNY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day adds Jen Milano as Executive Producer. Coming to Light of Day from Fluid NY, Milano will leverage both a wealth of experience as a post producer and a background of hands-on experience as an editor and artist. She has worked with such top clients as NY Lotto, Travelocity, GameStop, Ford, Pier 1 and Fiat, among numerous others. Her technical stills encompass a vast understanding of the post production process, including expertise in such software as Avid, Autodesk and Final Cut.
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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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HP Streamlines Remote Content Creation, Solves Storage Bottleneck with Industry First Offerings
HP today announced two workstation-industry firsts, updates to its virtual workstation and real-time collaboration software to enable remote workstation productivity from a Windows 8 tablet and a solution to solve the storage bottleneck for customers creating large data files.
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Rapidly Expanding NewTek Developer Network Adds 22 Customer Workflows
NewTek Product Ecosystem Now Includes 57 Customer Solutions In Graphics, Streaming, Automation & Controllers, Content, Asset Management & Storage
NewTek™ today announced the addition of 22 new customer workflows into the NewTek Developer Network. The rapidly growing program now offers 57 innovative and seamlessly integrated workflows for TriCaster™ and 3Play™ users, extending significant time-and cost-savings efficiencies to anyone using NewTek live production tools.
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NewTek Unveils Transformed 3Play Product Family Starting at $9,995
Integrated Sports Production Systems Set New Price-Performance Standards; Breakthrough Pricing Provides Replay Opportunities For Producers At All Levels
NewTek™ today unveiled a new family of 3Play™ sports production solutions that includes major enhancements to the 3Play 4800, the introduction of a new 3Play 440 model, and the 3Play 425 model now starting at $9,995 USD. Unlike most replay systems that typically rely on linear, tape-based workflows, 3Play systems feature a broad range of new integrated production capabilities for creating dynamic sports programs that drive audience growth, brand awareness, and social media engagement––all with the beautiful, network-style look of a professional sports broadcast.
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Cinnafilm® and Wohler Set Standard for File-Based Media Retiming With Release of Tachyon® Wormhole™
Cinnafilm® and Wohler Technologies today announced the release of Cinnafilm's Tachyon® Wormhole™, an automated file-based retiming solution that enables up to a plus or minus 10 percent runtime adjustment while preserving not only video and audio quality, but also closed caption integrity. Based on Cinnafilm's popular Tachyon Standards Transcoding™ plug-in for the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform™, Tachyon Wormhole gives time back to broadcasters, allowing them to realize new revenue opportunities without materially altering the viewer's experience of their media assets.
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Canon HDTV Lenses Chosen for Ross Mobile Productions' "Future Is Now 3" Production Vehicle and for Ross Robotics' Furio and CamBot Camera Support Systems at NAB Show 2014
Canon Long-Zoom Lens Performance and Affordability Cited as Essential to Ross Video's New "openTruck" Initiative
Ross Video, makers of production switchers, graphics/character generator systems, and remote-control camera-support technologies, have chosen HDTV lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to integrate with Ross Video products displayed at the 2014 NAB Show, April 7-10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Canon XJ76x9B and XJ60x9B long-field HD zoom lenses and HJ22x7.6B HD ENG lenses will be shown with Ross Mobile Productions' new "Future is Now 3" (FIN3) compact production vehicle, part of Ross Video's "openTruck" initiative to meet the needs of budget-conscious producers and operators. A variety of Canon ENG lenses will be shown with Ross Robotics' Furio and CamBot remote-control camera support systems, which utilize precision positional data from Canon lenses for integration with advanced virtual set and augmented reality applications.
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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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Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCS
News: Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCSCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, shared today that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced a software upgrade for the EOS C500 digital cinema camera (launched in October 2012), part of Canon's Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, that will enable users to more efficiently on-set production workflows. The Company plans to offer the free-of-charge Cinema RAW Development software upgrade* starting in October 2014.
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Grass Valley Enhances K2 Dyno Replay System With Powerful New Capabilities
New AnySpeed Feature Guarantees Smooth Playback at Any Speed From Zero To 200 Percent for Compelling Instant Replays
To keep fans engaged, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced feature enhancements to its widely used K2 Dyno Replay System that promise to deliver more captivating content than ever before — helping broadcasters to tell the best possible stories to their viewers. K2 Dyno includes a host of upgrades, such as the new AnySpeed dynamic playback algorithm, which automatically guarantees smooth playback at any speed from zero to 200 percent and in speed transitions for ultra slow-motion 6X playout. It also integrates with Grass Valley’s latest high-speed cameras and the K2 Summit 3G Production Client, and it is compatible with higher resolutions and frame rates — all while maintaining easy integration into the live production workflow.
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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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NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015Expanded Features and Support for 4K Helps Deliver Greater Artistic Control
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention 2014 in booth # SL3319, Autodesk Inc. is debuting Flame 2015 – the latest iteration of its comprehensive toolset for high-end visual effects and creative finishing - with new creative tools, faster performance, and an end-to-end 4K workflow to meet the needs of today's high-end post-production facilities.
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NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015New in Smoke 2015: 3D Tracking, Re-architected Timeline FX and Faster Performance; More Accessible Than Ever Starting at $195* a Month
Autodesk, Inc. unveiled the latest version of its powerful professional video editing software Autodesk Smoke 2015 at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB). In addition to significant new creative tools and performance enhancements, Smoke 2015 will soon be available as a Desktop Subscription, so customers can access the software on a pay-as-you-go basis for the first time.
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Grass Valley Goes to the Cloud with Release of GV STRATUS Playout
Cloud-enabled operation uses revolutionary solid-state playout card to drive ultra-streamlined, scalable, reliable playout
Booths SL206 and N2513, April 7, 2014 — GV STRATUS Playout, a revolutionary, cloud-enabled Software as a Service (SaaS) playout technology will make its worldwide debut at NAB Show 2014. The groundbreaking new solution, which combines the efficiency and flexibility of true cloud computing with the performance and rock solid reliability of a solid-state playout server on a card, is a groundbreaking approach for regionalized and network center-based playout. The solution will be demonstrated on the Grass Valley stand in the North Hall, N2513.
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Ross Mobile Productions Introduces Its Compact Production Vehicle at NAB 2014
News: Ross Mobile Productions Introduces Its Compact Production Vehicle at NAB 2014Remote-Production Vehicles Will Cost-Effectively Deliver the Highest Quality Video and Audio Content
Ross Mobile Productions (RMP) will introduce the OT1 compact production vehicle at this year’s NAB tradeshow. Designed around a tightly integrated Carbonite Production Switcher and XPression Graphics core, the RMP vehicles will deliver fiber and Triax camera capabilities, an advanced communication system and a dual-user eight-channel replay system. This incredible production power enables these Mercedes Sprinter-size vehicles to deliver network-quality production and meet consumer demand for coverage of more sporting and other live events.
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JMR ProBracket for Apple's Mac Pro Debuts at NAB
Innovative mounting system ideal for graphics and A/V professionals wanting to secure 
their Mac Pro in the studio or on the go
JJMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, will debut its ProBracket™ family of mounting hardware for the Apple® Mac Pro® at this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth #SL12112, from April 7th - 10th.
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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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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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NAB 2014: JVC Expands ENG Live HD Streaming, Shares 4K Plans
Everyone wants to be first, especially news operations. Over the past few years, JVC Professional Products Company has introduced a number of firsts for the broadcast industry, and the 2014 NAB Show is no exception. JVC is dedicated to delivering products that help broadcasters be first on-air and first on-line, with innovative, built-in IP connectivity that encourages broadcasters to embrace the cloud and leave the microwave or satellite truck in the parking garage.
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Bella Corporation Launches KillerKeys Pro for Mac
News: Bella Corporation Launches KillerKeys Pro for MacKillerKeys Pro for Mac: the last shortcut keyboard you will ever need
Bella Corporation today announced the launch of the much anticipated Mac version of KillerKeys Pro, which now includes a fully interactive shortcut keyboard, making it the last shortcut keyboard you will ever need. Using KillerKeys Pro allows you to automatically see the shortcuts – both in a traditional keyboard layout and using palettes of keys – for practically any application you are working in.
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NVIDIA GPUs Power Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Enhancements for Video Professionals
Adobe Premiere Pro CC Adds New Real-Time RED Camera 4K Playback and Debayering on NVIDIA GPUs for Ultra-Fast Video Editing Workflows
NVIDIA (booth SL 6825) today announced its GPUs are powering the upcoming releases and new GPU-accelerated features of Adobe® Creative Cloud™ video applications, such as Adobe Premiere Pro® CC, Adobe After Effects® CC, SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Media Encoder (AME), and Adobe Anywhere. The upcoming releases were revealed by Adobe at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.
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Ross Video Announces XPression Studio GO! and Bluebox GO!
News: Ross Video Announces XPression Studio GO! and Bluebox GO!Industry’s Most Powerful Laptop Graphics Solution Gets Two New Versions
Today, Ross Video launched XPression Studio GO! and XPression Bluebox GO!, two new versions of the powerful laptop graphics solution: XPression Prime GO!
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Sound Devices Hosts Lineup of Renowned Industry Professionals at its Booth During NAB 2014
Hear from the Pros as They Discuss Today’s World of Audio and Video Production
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, will host several presentations from leading industry professionals at its booth throughout the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546).
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What's new at NAB 2014 from ToolsOnAir
ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering continues to pioneer the most innovative and comprehensive broadcast suite available for the Mac OS platform.
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XPression Tick-It: The All-In-One Next-Generation News Ticker
News: XPression Tick-It: The All-In-One Next-Generation News TickerToday’s broadcasters often need to daisy-chain multiple single-purpose branding devices in their program streams to achieve a suitable level of branding functionality. With the channel’s main on-air feed going in and out of all of those boxes, there are multiple points of failure and potentially signal degradation issues. Those days are now over with Ross Video’s introduction of XPression Tick-it, a next-generation ticker and branding workflow server that combines all of the necessary branding functions in one box.
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AMD, Blackmagic Design, Fusion-io, and LumaForge to Demonstrate World’s Fastest 4K Video Workstation at NAB 2014.
Combining the Blistering Performance of the New AMD FirePro™ W9100 Professional Graphics with the High-End Functionality of Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve™ Color Grading Software and the Lightning Speed of the Fusion ioFX Memory Tier, LumaForge will demonstrate the World’s Fastest Real-Time 4K Video Processing Workstation at the 2014 NAB Expo.
As announced on Wednesday March 26, 2014, AMD will be releasing a new version of their flagship professional FirePro graphic card. The FirePro W9100 graphics represents the latest innovation in multi-core, high throughput OpenCL graphics processing. AMD and its solution partners are pleased to be demonstrating the new professional graphics in action at this coming NAB Expo to be held in Las Vegas from April 7 -10. Visit the AMD booth at #SL10405 to see the demonstration.
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Discover the NVIDIA® Jetson TK1 Dev Kit and Pre-Order it on shop.seco.com
SECO, a world leader in electronic embedded solutions, informs that the new NVIDIA® Jetson™ TK1 Developer Kit announced last week at the NVIDIA 2014 GPU Technology Conference by NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is now available for pre-order on shop.seco.com. Shipping will begin April 2014.
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Broadcast Pix Offers Special Financing, ‘Sports Bundle’ Promotion
News: Broadcast Pix Offers Special Financing, ‘Sports Bundle’ PromotionBroadcast Pix™ today announced new financing packages designed to help customers upgrade to new technology without a large initial cash outlay. Through a partnership with First Option Capital, Broadcast Pix U.S.-based customers have access to several financing products and payment plans through June 30, 2014. Broadcast Pix also announced a “Sports Bundle” promotion that provides discounts for integrated production systems that are tailored for live sports productions.
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Broadcast Pix Slate Trade-In Program Offers Discounts on New Mica, Granite Integrated Production Switchers
News: Broadcast Pix Slate Trade-In Program Offers Discounts on New Mica, Granite Integrated Production SwitchersBroadcast Pix™ today announced a special Slate™ trade-in program that offers incentives for customers to upgrade to native HD Mica™ or Granite™ integrated production switchers. The program ends June 30.
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Grass Valley Introduces the Next Generation of its GV Director Live Production System
GV Director Now Includes Real-Time Streaming Capabilities, an Improved Workflow, and Enhanced Real-Time Data Feeds to Increase Operational Flexibility
Today’s live production environments require a growing range of technologies for all production-related processes. As live production becomes more complex, broadcasters and content creators are continually turning to new tools that enable them to do more with less. To address these needs, Grass Valley, a Belden brand, today announced the next generation of its GV Director Integrated Nonlinear Live Production System that includes enhanced real-time streaming to reach a broader audience, second operator assist for an improved workflow, and enhanced real-time data feeds and graphics support, which allows operators to add new and changing content at increased speeds during live productions.
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Frankie Simplifies the Remote Video Review-and-Approval Workflow at Drive Thru
Postproduction Company Makes Use of Flexible Review Platform for Its Ad Campaigns
Frankie, the browser-based and interactive video review tool from the maker of Academy Award™-winning cineSync, is a key part of the review-and-approval process for the commercial campaigns of Drive Thru. Based in Minneapolis, Drive Thru is a production and postproduction company that relies on Frankie during sales pitches, throughout its internal creative process and for collaborative review-and-approval sessions with clients. With Frankie, companies like Drive Thru now have an innovative tool to streamline the creation and approval process in the era of remote postproduction workflows.
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XOR Media Selects Matrox DSX LE3 SDI Card to Power MediaServer G
New Video Playout and Branding Server is Ideal for Television Broadcast, Content Production, Live Entertainment and Sports Applications
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer, XOR Media has exclusively chosen the Matrox DSX LE3 multi-channel SDI card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the I/O and mixing engine for its new MediaServer G broadcast video server.
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Ross Video Introduces Telestration and Touchscreen Applications For XPression
News: Ross Video Introduces Telestration and Touchscreen Applications For XPressionToday, Ross Video announced that it will be showcasing state-of-the-art Touchscreen and Telestration applications for XPression at NAB 2014. The applications have been created by Coiron Visual Developers, a trusted and talented XPression partner with significant expertise in building powerful custom applications for virtual sets and augmented reality.
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For-A To Introduce 4K Sensor-Less Virtual Studio System at NAB 2014
VRCAM3 Offers a Virtual Studio for 4K cameras
FOR-A Corporation of America announces the introduction of VRCAM3, its sensor-less virtual studio solution. The VRCAM3 is an economical virtual studio system that links computer graphics to camera motion by simply connecting it to a 4K camera, without the need for a motion sensor. The company will debut the VRCAM3 at the upcoming NAB Show (Booth C5117).
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PlayBox Technology Introduces Enhanced Airbox Playout and Streaming Automation Server
See PlayBox Technology on booth N5434, NAB 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10
PlayBox Technology has chosen NAB 2014 as the launch venue for the latest version of its AirBox universal playout and streaming automation server.
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Telestream Demonstrates Vantage HEVC, 4K, and Cloud Workflows at NAB2014
Company Showcases the Latest File-Based Technologies, the Best Image Quality, and the Fastest Speeds with Vantage Family Of GPU-Accelerated Transcoding and Intelligent Workflow Automation Products
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, today announced it will demonstrate its full line of enterprise-class Vantage file-based software solutions in Booth SL3905 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, April 7-10. Vantage transcoding products will feature all the latest formats and technologies, including HEVC and 4K. New workflow products built on the Vantage platform include Post Producer for automating content assembly and TrafficManager for streamlining commercial and syndicated workflows.
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Broadcast Pix Expands Flint Integrated Production Switcher Family
News: Broadcast Pix Expands Flint Integrated Production Switcher FamilyBroadcast Pix™ will unveil its expanded family of Flint™ end-to-end integrated production switchers at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL6325), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev. All three HD models include the same Fluent™ workflow software tools, but provide different input configurations to address different production requirements and budgets.
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FOX Sports Mobile Broadcast Unit Enlists SNS EVO for NFL and NASCAR Daytona 500 Live Broadcasts
News: FOX Sports Mobile Broadcast Unit Enlists SNS EVO for NFL and NASCAR Daytona 500 Live BroadcastsWith a presence at virtually every major televised sporting event in America, FOX Sports and Game Creek Video have the hardest working teams in broadcasting. A cast and crew of hundreds come together to turn out the programming millions of viewers see every week including NASCAR, NFL Football, UFC, FIFA World Cup and MLB. With the successful debut of FOX Sports 1, a 24-hour sports network, the number of live broadcasts has vastly increased. To accommodate the growth, FOX Sports needed to boost its production capabilities. So it turned to Studio Network Solutions (SNS).
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Bannister Lake Utilizes AJA’s Io XT to Power New Portable Score Bug Solution
Complete solution supports lightning-fast live graphics production on a laptop
Bannister Lake will demonstrate an out-of-the-box portable score bug solution at the 2014 NAB Show (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10) that accelerates time to air for live sports graphics production. Developed to work with AJA Video Systems’ edit products, the complete solution gives broadcasters and mobile production truck operators an affordable, portable turnkey system to produce visually engaging score bugs as part of a comprehensive sports graphics workflow.
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AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014
News: AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014Real World Solution to Mixed Cadence Content Empowers Revenue Generating Internet, International and Digital Workflows
At NAB 2014, on booth SU8505 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will unveil its Adaptive Cadence Corrector (ACC), a unique software-based system for correcting mixed cadence material back to 24p film and progressive HD video within file-based workflows.
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Agenda Announced for the Thirteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet
The Agenda has Been Set for the 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, to Be Held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Riviera Hotel Royale Ballroom in Las Vegas. SuperMeets are for those who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions. The Las Vegas SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid editors, gurus and and digital filmmakers during Nab Show 2014.
SuperMeets are for those who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions. The Las Vegas SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid editors, gurus and and digital filmmakers during Nab Show 2014. Doors will open at 4:30PM. Stage presentations will begin at 7:00 PM.- The agenda has been set for the 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, to be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Riviera Hotel Royale Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for the SuperMeet are on sale online for $15.00 each plus ticket fee and $10.00 for students and teachers. They will be $20.00 at the door. It is expected this SuperMeet will sell out as historically every Las Vegas SuperMeet sells out.
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Pre-NAB Editors' Lounge Examines How Trends In Technology Are Impacting Post-Production
News: Pre-NAB Editors' Lounge Examines How Trends In Technology Are Impacting Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post celebrated the 11th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends in post-production and what to expect at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas. Topics ranged from 4K to cloud-based technologies, and the future of the post-production professional. Moderated by Journalist Debra Kaufman, panelists included: Terence Curren (Editor/Colorist and Founder of AlphaDogs Post), Mark Raudonis (VP of Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions), Michael Kammes (Director of Technology, Key Code Media) and Ramy Katrib (CEO, Digital Film Tree).
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ASSIMILATE Licenses ProRes for SCRATCH Encoding on Microsoft Windows
ASSIMILATE Announced Today New v8 Versions of its SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Software to Allow Encoding of Apple ProRes Files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. The SCRATCH Data-Centric DI System is the Most Comprehensive, End-to-End Cinema and Broadcast Imaging Tool. Artists On-Set or in Post Production Can Now Use Both the OS X and Windows Versions Of The Software, and are Guaranteed the Highest Possible Quality and Encoding Speeds on Each Platform.
ASSIMILATE, the industry's leading provider of DI and dailies digital workflow tools, announced today new v8 versions of its popular SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® software, allowing users to encode Apple ProRes files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. Customers can now use both the OS X and Windows versions of the software, and artists either on-set or in post-production are guaranteed the highest possible quality and encoding speeds on each platform. SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8 (including ProRes encoding for Windows 7/8) are available immediately.
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Miranda Integrates Vertigo XG Graphics with never.no Social TV Platform, Story
Booth: N2513, Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, has collaborated with never.no, a leader in Social TV solutions, to offer a seamless integration between Miranda’s Vertigo XG broadcast graphics platform with never.no’s Social TV product Story.
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Miranda Collaborates with Mass Relevance on Social Media Graphics Integration
Booth: N2513, Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, has collaborated with Mass Relevance, the technology leader in enabling social experiences for digital screens, to tightly integrate its Vertigo XG graphics capabilities into Mass Relevance’s platform for integrating authentic social content into multi-platform broadcast deliverables.
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Orad to release New Version of iFind Media Asset Management Platform at NAB Booth SL6319
This NAB Orad will be releasing the latest version of its Media Asset Management platform, iFind5. Building on the success of this scalable browser based solution, iFind5 continues to build on the powerful real-time live environment benefits whilst expanding deeper into the production process and offering a wider range of asset types.
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NVIDIA Transforms Product Design with Iray VCA, Replacing Physical Prototypes with Interactive, Photorealistic Digital Models
News: NVIDIA Transforms Product Design with Iray VCA, Replacing Physical Prototypes with Interactive, Photorealistic Digital ModelsNew Visual Computing Appliance Scales to Dramatically Accelerate Ray Tracing in Leading Design Applications
NVIDIA today introduced a GPU rendering appliance that dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling professional designers to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can largely replace the lengthy, costly process of building physical prototypes.
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Panasonic and VidiGo Expand Collaboration to the USA
The Successful Collaboration Makes Panasonic and VidiGo Worldwide Technology Leader in Visual Radio
Panasonic and VidiGo will be launching the territorial expansion of their collaboration at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The successful integration of VidiGo Visual Radio with Panasonic cameras will be available in the USA. The full integration makes this workflow the most advanced and innovative solution in the industry.
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Eyeheight Heads to CPUG Las Vegas SuperMeet
Eyeheight co-founder and sales director Martin Moore heads to the Creative Pro User Group's 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet on Tuesday April 8. The event will take place from 7 pm to 11 pm in the Royale Ballroom of the Riviera Hotel on the second day of the 2014 NAB Show where Eyeheight is exhibiting with Leader Instruments on booth C9511.
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Orad to Unveil The World’s First 4K Channel in A Box Solution at NAB (both SL6319)
This NAB, Orad will be presenting Blend 4K, the first ever 4K channel in a box solution (booth SL6319). The revolutionary new Blend offers a 4K clip server in XAVC and XAVC-S formats. The ultra HD XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard , offering colour depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits. 4K, which promises to be the next standard in broadcast quality, is now offered in a single box, providing a 4K server coupled with 4K real-time 3D graphics.
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Sky News Arabia Puts Blackmagic Design at the Heart of Skynet Initiative
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News Arabia, the Arabic language 24 hour breaking news broadcaster, has launched The Content Hub, a new virtual production, transmission (TX) and playout environment, equipped with broadcast infrastructure from Blackmagic Design, including the ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher, Compact Videohub and UltraStudio 4K.
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Digital Rapids and Cinnafilm® Integrate Award-Winning Automated Media Transformation and Standards Conversion Solutions
Cinnafilm's Tachyon standards conversion technology is now available as an option for the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 software and the Kayak workflow platform - The Tachyon component provides high-quality, motion-compensated frame rate conversion; inverse telecine with advanced cadence correction and more
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- and Cinnafilm, Inc., a leader in file-based image processing technology, announced today that Cinnafilm's Tachyon® standards conversion solution has now been integrated with the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 automated media transformation software and its underlying Kayak workflow platform.
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Spain’s Atresmedia Outfits New HD Studio with Grass Valley Solutions
Karrera, K-Frame, and K2 Dyno Provide Unparalleled Workflow and Increased On-Air Production Capabilities
Atresmedia, a leading TV and media group in Spain, is outfitting its new HD studio with several live production solutions from Grass Valley including the powerful Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame™, as well as a K2 Dyno® Replay System. Atresmedia operates eight on-air channels that deliver news, magazines, entertainment shows, top quality TV series and movies to millions of viewers across Spain. This new solution from Grass Valley will enable Atresmedia to double its on-air studio production capabilities and make its current workflow more consistent and smooth. The broadcaster expects its new TV studio to be fully operational by April 2014.
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PNY Uses NVIDIA Quadro Graphics to Fuel AccuWeather’s Storyteller to Deliver Lightning-Fast Graphics and Live Video to Top Broadcast Stations
AccuWeather’s StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen system, powered by NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards, lets broadcast stations of any size deliver compelling multimedia stories
With AccuWeather’s StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen system, television news stations of any size can deliver to their viewers compelling, real-time, multimedia interactive stories: whether it’s the latest radar images of an impending hurricane, live traffic reports or social media interactions with on-air talent. Relying on PNY to provide pre- and post-sales assistance allowed AccuWeather to select, source, and integrate the right components to build the StoryTeller system, which includes an NVIDIA® Quadro® K4000 graphics card and 4-input SDI Capture card.
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RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6 with GPU support for Nuke and Scratch.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces Twixtor® 6 with GPU support for The Foundry Nuke and Assimilate Scratch. Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence by employing RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel.
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PESA Introduces Smart32 Remote Control Panel for Live Production
PESA, a leading U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video connectivity, today announced the Smart32 remote control panel, which features 32 dynamically reprogrammable LCD buttons arranged in a 2x16 configuration. Designed for live production, it allows single keystroke switching for fast on-air selection. The Smart32 will be demonstrated during the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL4619), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Orad unveils its PlayMaker Combox, the World’s First Integrated Server and Graphics Solution at NAB Booth SL6319
Orad will be unveiling for the first time ever its new PlayMaker Combox at this year’s NAB, booth SL6319. PlayMaker Combox merges PlayMaker’s 8 channel sports replay server with a fully flagged graphic solution based on Orad’s graphics platform, all packaged in a single 3U compact chassis.
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U.S. Bank Arena Upgrades Hockey Coverage to HD with Broadcast Pix Granite X Integrated Production System
News: U.S. Bank Arena Upgrades Hockey Coverage to HD with Broadcast Pix Granite X Integrated Production SystemWhen Jim Plummer, technical director for the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, was shopping for a new production switcher at the 2013 NAB Show, he kept coming back to Broadcast Pix™ integrated production switchers. His choice became even easier when he won a Flint™ system during the show, which the arena upgraded to a Granite™ X.
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OTOY Updates OctaneRender™ Software and Introduces .ORBX, a Powerful New Interchange File Format Supported Across More than a Dozen 3D Modeling Applications
Designed in Collaboration with Autodesk and Mozilla, New Format Houses Comprehensive Computer-Generated Scene Data at the Subatomic Level for Perfect Rendering Across Mediums
At the 2014 Game Developer Conference (http://www.gdconf.com/), cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today released the newest update to its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, introducing new features and flexibility for artists and animators, and a powerful new interchange file format called .ORBX. The .ORBX file format houses a comprehensive array of computer-generated scene data, enabling the most precise renderings possible across 15 of the top 3D modeling applications. Version 1.5 of OctaneRender™ is now available as a standalone client and via Octane Cloud Workstation with updated plugins for 3D applications rolling out shortly.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9Boris FX™, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 - a package of visual effects for NLE and compositing platforms on Windows and Mac OS. Building on the strengths of previous BCC releases, version 9 adds over 30 new filters and transitions in key areas such as Image Restoration, Film, Stylize, Keying and Compositing, Lights, and Perspective. All BCC effects and presets can now be viewed in the new FX Browser™ window, which is integrated into every BCC filter or transition.
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FreeRide World Tour Deploys Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the Swatch FreeRide World Tour by The North Face, which showcases the world’s best skiers and snowboarders executing stunts and runs at the top of Europe and North America’s biggest mountain ranges, is live streaming competitions using a Blackmagic Design broadcast infrastructure, including the Teranex 2D Processor and ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher.
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NAB 2014: FOR-A Continues to Focus on 4K
4K Booth Highlights Include an Updated FT-ONE Camera, New Extraction System, Multi Viewers, Virtual Studio System and Up Converter
At next month’s NAB 2014 Show, FOR-A Corporation of America will introduce several new 4K products and showcase a wide range of its popular solutions for the professional video and broadcast industries. Aligning with its NAB theme, “FOR-A for a 4K future,” the company’s primary focus will be on demonstrating cost-effective products for every stage of the 4K workflow – from capturing, processing, switching, and viewing, to recording stunning 4K images. FOR-A will exhibit in Booth C5117 at the show, which runs April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Matrox Announces Low-Profile High-Density SDI Card for Developers
Matrox DSX LE4 PCIe Video Card, Along with Feature-Rich Matrox DSX SDKs for Windows or Linux, let Broadcast Equipment Manufacturers Build a Wide Variety Of Compact, Reliable, Cost-Effective Systems
Matrox® Video today announced the Matrox DSX LE4 PCIe video card, part of the next generation of Matrox DSX™ Developer Products. DSX LE4 is a low-profile, half-length SDI card that offers up to eight reconfigurable I/Os, from SD to 4K. When configured with inputs, the card is equipped with built-in frame synchronizers to generate clean SDI signals for any environment. Along with the comprehensive Matrox DSX SDKs for Windows® or Linux® and unlimited Matrox applications engineering support, the new card provides the I/O flexibility OEMs need to get quickly to market with small-footprint channel-in-a-box systems, video servers, broadcast graphics systems, encoders, transcoders, multiviewers, switchers and other digital media equipment.
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Reel FX Signs Directors Ben Orisich and Justin Malone
News: Reel FX Signs Directors Ben Orisich and Justin MaloneReel FX builds Live-Action Director Roster
Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica bolsters its live-action director roster with the additions of Ben Orisich and Justin Malone for commercial representation. An award-winning director/creative director/VFX artist, Orisich has helmed multiple Super Bowl spots and national campaigns for ESPN, NBC, NASCAR, IZOD, Indy500 and ABC, among many others. Reel FX will represent Orisich in Texas and the southwest exclusively. Malone has directed spots for numerous agencies and has several award-winning narrative and documentary films under his belt including "Undocumented," "Hurry Up and Wait" and "Blue." Reel FX will represent Malone nationwide. The company’s roster also includes two other directors, Dale Carman and Kevin Althans. Together they will handle turnkey, soup-to-nuts projects for which Reel FX will be also be the editing, audio, VFX and finishing company of record.
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Broadcast Pix Announces Partnership with Virtualsetworks to Offer High Quality Virtual Sets
News: Broadcast Pix Announces Partnership with Virtualsetworks to Offer High Quality Virtual SetsBroadcast Pix™ today announced a technology partnership with Virtualsetworks, which offers an extensive library of virtual sets. Through the partnership, customers will be able to search the company’s catalog from the Broadcast Pix Web site. Broadcast Pix will showcase several Virtualsetworks virtual sets during the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL6325), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software
News: Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation SoftwareNew Software Empowers Artists’ Creativity With Innovative New Tools Like Bifrost And Shaderfx
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D animation and modeling tool for professional indie game makers. Autodesk also announced the availability of the 2015 Entertainment Creation Suite for 3D animation and visual effects.
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Matrox Announces Low-Profile, Multi-Channel SDI Card with High-Performance Hardware Processing
News: Matrox Announces Low-Profile, Multi-Channel SDI Card with High-Performance Hardware ProcessingNew Matrox X.mio3 PCIe Video Card for Developers Offers Up to Eight Reconfigurable SDI I/Os with On-Board Scaling, Compositing and Motion-Adaptive De-Interlacing, from SD to 4K
Matrox® Video today announced the Matrox X.mio3 LP SDI video card, part of the next generation of Matrox DSX Developer Products. X.mio3 LP is a low-profile, half-length PCIe card that offers up to eight reconfigurable I/Os, from SD to 4K. Multi-channel hardware processing accelerates compute-intensive operations including motion-adaptive de-interlacing, up/down/cross scaling and mixing/compositing for all resolutions. When configured with inputs, the card is equipped with built-in frame synchronizers to generate clean SDI signals for any environment.
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China Central Television Installs 80 Nonlinear Editing Systems Based on Matrox DSX Technology
China Digital Video Limited’s Himalaya A1500HD Systems Provide Multi-Format Editing, Realtime Effects, Fast Transcoding, and Easy-To-Use CG And Broadcast Graphics Tools
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the Matrox DSX LE2 card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the heart of its Himalaya A1500HD nonlinear editing system. China Central Television (CCTV), China’s largest broadcaster, recently installed 80 of the Himalaya systems in its facilities to integrate video ingest, color grading, audio/video effects, CG, Dolby audio editing and multi-format video editing.
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House of Worship Drives Triple-Screen Projection with Matrox TripleHead2Go
News: House of Worship Drives Triple-Screen Projection with Matrox TripleHead2GoCatalina Church uses TripleHead2Go External Multi-Monitor Adapter to Revitalize its Stage and Enhance Audience Engagement
Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced that Tucson-based Catalina Church created its new visually-stunning triple-projector setup using a Matrox TripleHead2Go external multi-monitor adapter. Sound and visual technology experts CCI Solutions recommended the low-cost, easy-to-use multi-monitor solution to drive dynamic, inspirational content across the three-screen-configuration, resulting in a revitalized stage design that has enhanced worship engagement.
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Reality Check Systems Scores Assist for Top European Football Leagues
Delivers Comprehensive Broadcast Graphics Solutions for Eredivisie and Bundesliga
Reality Check Systems (RCS) recently wrapped up two ambitious projects bringing advanced graphics and data capabilities to Eredivisie and Bundesliga. Working closely with European production company Endemol Sport, RCS created a robust graphics hub to facilitate the broadcast of consistent high-quality graphics for Eredivisie football matches, which air exclusively on FOX Sports Netherlands; the centralized solution comprises proprietary software, data management apps and Vizrt Engines. Bundesliga also engaged RCS directly this summer to build its worldwide match graphics package and graphical elements, including a virtual set, for the original weekly highlights show “Goal.”
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Media 5 Chooses Matrox DSX LE3 SDI Card as Heart of HD Broadcast Graphics System
CG5 Multichannel HD Provides Multiple Realtime Title Rolls and Crawls, 3D Animated Logos, Time And Weather Displays, Sports Timers, Lower Thirds and Other Broadcast Graphics Tools for TV Stations, Production Companies and OB Vans
Matrox® Video today announced that Media 5 S.R.L., one of Argentina’s leading video equipment manufacturers, has chosen the Matrox DSX LE3 card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the I/O and mixing engine for its CG5 Multichannel HD character generator. Telefe, Argentina’s top-rated broadcaster, uses CG5 Multichannel HD to remotely control the entire broadcast graphics and channel branding operations of the network.
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The Mission Gets Detail Oriented For Squarespace
News: The Mission Gets Detail Oriented For SquarespaceHere's some great new work out of Venice, CA-based VFX house The Mission.
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ABS To Design, Integrate HD Upgrade of Television Production Facilities at San Jose State University
News: ABS To Design, Integrate HD Upgrade of Television Production Facilities at San Jose State UniversityProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it has been contracted to provide a comprehensive HD upgrade of the video production facilities for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (JMC) at San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. ABS will design, procure, and install the system, which should be completed in April.
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MAXON 3D Software Solutions and Creativity Take Center Stage at 2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 7 – 10, 2014 (Booth# SL 8620)
Digital Artists Showcase the Role of Cinema 4D in Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and Design; Booth Presentations Streaming Live on c4dlive.com
MAXON invites convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor booth, #SL 8620, at the 2014 NAB Show®, “…the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums…”, April 7 – 10, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Motion Graphics/Animation Studio Leftchannel’s Show Open For Motion 2013 Conference A Finalist In SXSW’s Film Title Competition
News: Motion Graphics/Animation Studio Leftchannel’s Show Open For Motion 2013 Conference  A Finalist In SXSW’s Film Title CompetitionDespite the winter chill, motion design and animation studio leftchannel remains hot thanks to their Motion 2013 show open, a hit with attendees at the October event, now selected as a Finalist at the SXSW’s prestigious Film Design Awards, honoring excellence in title design. The show open will be screened on March 9 at the Vimeo Theater with the winner announced at the SXSW Film Awards on March 11.
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Alice Cooper DocOpera from Banger Films Uses Teranex 2D Processor and DaVinci Resolve
News: Alice Cooper DocOpera from Banger Films Uses Teranex 2D Processor and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced Toronto based Banger Films used Teranex 2D Processor and DaVinci Resolve to complete “Super Duper Alice Cooper,” a new documentary looking at the life of Alice Cooper. The film will premiere in the US at the upcoming 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and will be distributed commercially worldwide.
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Ross Video Acquires Automated Data Systems (ADS)
Ross Video has acquired Automated Data Systems(ADS) of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. ADS is known for innovative, feature packed and easy to use solutions for data delivery, automation and broadcast production requirements – their main product line being EZNews.
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Eyeheight to Launch LEGAL-8 Video And Audio Legalizer At NAB 2014
News: Eyeheight to Launch LEGAL-8 Video And Audio Legalizer At NAB 2014See Eyeheight on the Leader Instruments booth at NAB 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10
Eyeheight has chosen the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas as the launch platform for the LEGAL-8, a new addition to its innovative range of video and audio legalizers. Developed from the multiple award-winning LEGAL-6, the LEGAL-8 incorporates extended audio capabilities including eight loudness level control channels configured as four AES stereo pairs.
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South Carolina Installs Two Broadcast Pix Mica Systems for HD Video Coverage of State House
While South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) produces a variety of original television programming and provides video production services for other state agencies, one of its primary responsibilities is coverage of the state’s House of Representatives and Senate proceedings. When the operation was upgraded to HD production in late 2013, SCETV installed two Broadcast Pix™ Mica™ integrated production switchers to handle switching, graphics, and more.
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Grass Valley Is Future-Ready at NAB 2014
Introduces Future-Ready Production Solutions and Enhancements Across its Entire Product Line
Consumer demand for exceptional viewing performance and quality is soaring, and new standards such as UHD/4K are driving the need for higher resolutions and higher frame rates throughout the broadcast distribution chain. Grass Valley® solves the challenges these new formats present with innovative updates across its entire product line at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas from April 7-10, 2014. Grass Valley (booth SL206) will demonstrate large scale, future-ready production solutions that enable the creation and manipulation of higher resolution and higher frame rate content, alongside seamless workflows that offer multiplatform content development and distribution with remote capabilities.
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TNDV Lands New Facility as Tenth Anniversary Approaches
News: TNDV Lands New Facility as Tenth Anniversary ApproachesMobile Production Specialist Converts Large, Secure Warehouse Into Creative Business Space
TNDV celebrates ten years of business by securing a massive new facility in northeast Nashville that will double as a place of business and creativity. The secure, climate-controlled facility gives owner Nic Dugger and his growing team a space to maintain and upgrade trucks, host clients, plan upcoming projects and accommodate post-production work.
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Multiplatinum-selling Rock Band, "The Parlotones" Save the Day in New Animated Music Video Created by Toon53 Productions
News: Multiplatinum-selling Rock Band, "The Parlotones" Save the Day in New Animated Music Video Created by Toon53 ProductionsThe Parlotones are a multiplatinum-selling rock band, based in Los Angeles, California (as of September 2012). They are known for experimenting with sounds and various structures in their songs, incorporating the typical doo-wop or traditional folk structures. They have just released their latest animated music video that Toon53 Productions have created.
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NewTek Gets International Java Jazz Festival Swinging Live In HD
Festival uses six TriCasters with goal of increasing online audience to 100,000 viewers per day
NewTek today announced that organizers of the 10th Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival are using six TriCaster multi-camera video production systems to live stream the three-day musical event in HD on three YouTube channels. By using a trio of TriCaster 8000’s and three more TriCaster 460’s, online audiences will be able to watch whatever live performances they choose from four main stages at the Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia. For the first time they will also get to experience impromptu after-hours jam sessions live from the lounge at the nearby Hotel Borobudur. All cameras will record direct to the TriCasters for simple archival and video on demand purposes. Portions of the event will also be simulcast over three national Indonesian TV channels including FirstMedia HD, BigTV, and TelkomVision. The event runs Friday through Sunday, February 28 to March 2, 2014. More than 120,000 jazz aficionados are expected to attend plus an estimated 100,000 viewers per day over the Internet.
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Citizen Promotes EP Tim McOsker to Head of Development
News: Citizen Promotes EP Tim McOsker to Head of DevelopmentCitizen Pictures is ecstatic to announce the promotion of Executive Producer, Tim McOsker to Head of Development. Tim, a longtime creative force of Citizen’s content production, will be responsible for developing new talent, concepts, and show formats for networks and digital outlets. Tim has been producing for Citizen since 2006, with credits as Executive Producer/Showrunner for the Emmy-nominated “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on Food Network, Cooking Channel’s “The Real Girl’s Kitchen” with Haylie Duff and “FoodCrafters”, and Food Network’s “Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin”, and “Giada’s Weekend Getaways”. Prior to joining Citizen, Tim was an Executive Producer and Showrunner for Food Network’s long-running “Unwrapped” series from 2001-2006. He was awarded a Daytime Emmy Award in 2013 for "Guy's Family Reunion" Food Network special and won a primetime Emmy nomination for “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”.
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Bannister Lake Offers Powerfully Affordable Score Bug Solution
BL Score Bug Go delivers portable and affordable score bug graphics when space and budgets are tight
Bannister Lake announces the immediate availability of BL Score Bug Go, a compact, cost-effective, lightweight professional score bug solution for live broadcast sports and in-house venue stadium, arena, and park production. This uncompromising carry-on package provides support for HD-SDI output of real-time scoring and game status, helping production teams generate high quality turnkey score bug graphics from a portable system at a fraction of the price.
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At NAB 2013, Matrox Graphics' new Mojito 4K is a quad 3G-SDI 4K video monitoring card aimed at Adobe professional editing on the Windows platform. Also new is Matrox Monarch HD, an under-$1,000 compact video streaming/ recording appliance designed for users who need to simultaneously stream a live event and record a Blu-ray quality version for post-event editing. The company also debuted Matrox Avio F125, fiber-optic KVM extenders that separate dual HD video, keyboard, mouse, stereo analog audio and USB 2.0 devices from a workstation and plays back HD, 2K and 4K video without dropped frames at maximum distances of 4 km. KVM extenders are also now compatible with APCON IntellaPatch Series 3000 XE network switches.
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 52: Working with Photoshop FilesLearn Media Composer Lesson 52: Working with Photoshop Files
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to create, import and work with Photoshop files. There are a few options that come with importing graphics alone, and add in Photoshop files to the mix, and things can get tricky very quick. Kevin shows you the ropes so if creating titles in Photoshop is your workflow, working with them in your timeline will be a snap.
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BlogBlogs:

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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Interactive video invention
Powster creates striking user-interactive music video for Bombay Bicycle Club with Adobe Creative Cloud Powster is nothing if not innovative. The interactive and motion graphics company provides “over-the-top” content, concepts, and apps for the entertainment industry. Powster’s inspiring work has earned the firm multiple accolades, including Webby and FWA awards,...
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Devin Super Tramp achieves extreme YouTube success
Brilliant emerging filmmaker uses Adobe Creative Cloud to edit weekly videos for popular online channel Extreme sports videos are a hit on YouTube, but few think about the behind the scenes work that it takes to capture these daring events on film and share them with the world. Devin Graham,...
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Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics
In this tutorial, Andy shows how to create a seamless looping background for your editing needs and how to publish it to FCP X for ease of use.
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 52: Working with Photoshop Files
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to create, import and work with Photoshop files. There are a few options that come with importing graphics alone, and add in Photoshop files to the mix, and things can get tricky very quickly.
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The After Effects 3D Cube
Rob Mize demonstrates the building of a 3D cube that can be animated in 3D space. Rob also shows how to pre-compose layers to quickly customize the cube with graphics, video, text or all of the above.
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