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Jünger Audio's IBC 2014 Line Up Delivers Perfect Voice Recording
News: Jünger Audio's IBC 2014 Line Up Delivers Perfect Voice RecordingThe Company will Show its New Voice Processor that is Already Helping Radio Stations, TV Voice Over Facilities and Feature Film ADR Studios Achieve a Consistent Sound.
At IBC 2014 (10.A49), dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio will show its D*AP4 VAP Voice Processor – a unique unit that is designed to make life easier for engineers working in radio stations, TV production voice-over studios and feature film ADR facilities.
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Leading Advertising Company Decreases Rendering Time from Hours to Minutes with Small Tree’s ThunderNET2
10GbE Solution Allows Company to Scrub Across 4k with No Network Bottlenecks
As a worldwide leader in entertainment and arts advertising, SpotCo faces tight deadlines that are often measured in seconds, not minutes. To ensure that file read times during post-production meet their demanding requirements, SpotCo recently installed the ThunderNET2 networking solution by Small Tree and the system’s performance has been much appreciated by its editing team.
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The Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces the Call For Entries for The Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has opened its Call for Entries for the HPA® Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production. This award was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in post production, whether in creative storytelling and/or technical innovation, and is judged by a jury of peers and industry experts. The Creativity and Innovation honors have consistently attracted the most thoughtful and forward thinking companies and individuals in the industry.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K film
News: Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K filmSir David Attenborough is the Only Person to have Received a BAFTA in Five Formats, Black and White, Colour, HD, 3D and now 4K.
SGO's Mistika was used at London's ONSIGHT in "David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive" (3D) which has just reaped a coveted BAFTA TV Award in the Specialist Factual Category. Produced by Colossus Productions, a joint venture between Atlantic Productions and Sky 3D, Mistika technology played a major role in post at ONSIGHT in the exceptional project.
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ATTO Technology and Hewlett-Packard Address the Next Generation of IT Infrastructure
Industry Undergoing One of its Largest Transformations in Over a Decade
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for more than 25 years, today highlights its strong partnership with HP®. As IT infrastructures see some of its most radical change in over a decade, ATTO and HP are poised to deliver unique solutions that support the “New Style of IT.”
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Michael Kahn, A.C.E., Headlines Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Distinguished Sight, Sound & Story Event This June; HP and Intel® Join as Panel Sponsors
Academy Award®-Winning Editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., joins Bobbie O’Steen to Discuss His Illustrious Filmmaking Career In The Premier Panel, Sponsored by HP and Intel®
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has announced exciting new updates to its annual "Sight, Sound & Story" event, which returns to Manhattan on June 14, 2014. Headlining the one-day event is Academy Award®-winning editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., who will join author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen for the premier panel, “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen.” Sponsored by HP and Intel®, this in-depth session will explore Michael’s legendary and eclectic career – from his early work in television through his 34-year collaboration with director Steven Spielberg.
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Advantage Video Systems to Show 4Kase, a Portable, On-Set Dailies System, at Cine Gear
News: Advantage Video Systems to Show 4Kase, a Portable, On-Set Dailies System, at Cine GearMac-Based System Provides an Integrated Solution for Dailies Processing, Editorial and More in a Mobile Package.
Advantage Video Systems will showcase 4Kase, its new mobile, post-production and editing system for use on-set at Cine Gear Expo, June 6-7, at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood. AVS, which debuted a 4Kase prototype at NAB in April, will demonstrate a production model of the system, now ready for immediate shipment.
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kaboom’s Doug Werby Directs Comedic “Wi-Fi Hunters” Campaign for HP/Qualcomm & Agency Doremus
News: kaboom’s Doug Werby Directs Comedic “Wi-Fi Hunters” Campaign for HP/Qualcomm & Agency DoremusHP/Qualcomm’s new campaign via agency Doremus marks a return to comedy for kaboom’s Doug Werby, a director known for eliciting subtle and compelling performance in any genre. The spots are deeply relatable narratives about a truly modern day dilemma; the pitfalls and ridiculous lengths we go to in the pursuit of secure, high quality Wi-Fi.
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ONSIGHT Drives its Mistika Colour and Finishing Suites with Precision Grading Panels
News: ONSIGHT Drives its Mistika Colour and Finishing Suites with Precision Grading PanelsThe Precision Grading Panel for SGO Mistika has proven to be a big hit at the National Association of Broadcaster's Convention (NAB) in Las Vegas this April. Within hours of the show opening, pioneering London facilities company ONSIGHT placed an order for two Precision Panels to help drive their state-of-the-art Mistika grading and finishing suites in 4K, 3D and HD. They will be installed at the company’s stunning new WC2 premises by St Martins Lane, which also includes 4K projection.
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Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™
News: Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™SGO today announced that its extremely powerful flagship colour grading and finishing platform, Mistika, now supports Dolby® Vision™ technology, enabling the display of high dynamic range (HDR) images with wider colour gamut capabilities. SGO, working in close collaboration with Dolby, will look to make the Dolby Vision workflow capabilities available in Mistika from version 8.2, which was previewed at NAB and is due for release shortly after IBC 2014.
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Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level Hires
News: Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level HiresCreative Content Agency Adds Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung
Bonfire Labs has continued to grow its in-house capabilities, adding three new hires to accommodate burgeoning client demand and enhance its staff infrastructure. Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung have all joined Bonfire, adding experience, creativity and talent to an already impressive Bonfire team.
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Tool Welcomes Christopher Neff to the Team as Executive Producer, Digital
News: Tool Welcomes Christopher Neff to the Team as Executive Producer, DigitalTool is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning Executive Producer Christopher Neff to their Digital team.
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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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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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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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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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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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Stream TV Networks Teams With SGO at NAB 2014
New Toolsets to Accelerate Adoption of the Glasses-Free 3D Ultra-D Format
Stream TV Networks, Inc. is pleased to announce its revolutionary Ultra-D™ glasses-free 3D technology will be demonstrated in the SGO booth (SL9021) at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB 2014) in Las Vegas, April 7-10, marking the first time that the glasses-free 3D screens will be on display at the show. The NAB showcase also marks the start of Stream TV’s relationship with SGO, the global leader in innovation for 3D post-production.
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StorageDNA Introduces DNA Evolution 3.5 With Built-in MAM, Conform and Direct LTO Workflows
News: StorageDNA Introduces DNA Evolution 3.5 With Built-in MAM, Conform and Direct LTO WorkflowsFull-Featured LTO LTFS Archive Solution With Powerful Integrated MAM, Conform and Next Generation Direct LTO Workflows for More Cost-Effective Media Pipelines
StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent nearline and archive workflow solutions for media professionals, will feature the latest version of its LTO LTFS archive and MAM solution, DNA Evolution™ at the 2014 NAB Show in StorageDNA's booth SL10621. DNA Evolution 3.5 is a groundbreaking media archive and media asset manager (MAM) workflow solution that helps build a more cost-effective, accessible, searchable, and secure archive that is easy to scale. Built on Linear Tape-Open with Linear Tape File System (LTO LTFS) technology, it delivers the fastest data movement, search, restore, and access of digital file-based content.
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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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Jünger Audio Shows The D*AP4 VAP Voice Processor At NAB 2014
The Company's New Voice Processor is Proving a Huge Hit With Radio Stations, TV Voice Over Facilities and Feature Film ADR Studios That Need to Achieve a Consistent Sound.
At NAB 2014 (Booth C2134), dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio will be showing its recently introduced D*AP4 VAP Voice Processor – a unique unit that is designed to make life easier for engineers working in radio stations, TV production voice-over studios and feature film ADR facilities.
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The Studio-B&H Showcases Bluefish444 4K Workflow Solutions at NAB 2014
Assimilate SCRATCH 8 & Adobe Premiere 4K SDI display via Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, is pleased to announce that The Studio-B&H is demonstrating Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova workflows supporting Adobe Premiere & Assimilate SCRATCH 8 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas April 7th - 10th 2014.
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XenData Open Archive Approach Streamlines Disaster Recovery Needs for PBS
PBS Leverages XenData Clustered SX-525 to Create Fully Redundant LTO Archives
XenData, the leading provider of LTO archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announces that it has been chosen by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), to help streamline its disaster recovery needs. By leveraging the XenData SX-525, an LTO archive server cluster for high availability, PBS is creating a full program origination system for its disaster recovery site in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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How to Speed Up Your Video Workflow with Adobe Creative Cloud and NVIDIA GPUs
As a creative video editing pro, you want to focus on creating content that amazes the audience, makes your clients come back for more, and inspires your creative peers.
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SGO's MAMBA FX Now Available on Linux
News: SGO's MAMBA FX Now Available on LinuxIn response to market feedback, SGO takes another major development step forward with the release of its Linux version of MAMBA FX. With the ability to already run under Microsoft Windows, Mamba FX is now available on Linux for all 64-bit distributions on PC hardware of various configurations.
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Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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ALT Systems Appoints New Director of Sales
News: ALT Systems Appoints New Director of SalesMichael Ogorek Joins as Sales Executive, Bringing Wealth of Experience to Company
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has appointed Michael Ogorek to the new role of director of sales. Ogorek will be responsible for managing sales activities for all of ALT Systems’ products and services including Autodesk® Creative Finishing products, Colorfront’s on-set dailies solutions, game development packages, compositing, editing, color correction, restoration, data storage, networking, rendering, archiving and large format film recording solutions.
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AmberFin Appoints Mike Harris as Sales Director for North America's Eastern Region
News: AmberFin Appoints Mike Harris as Sales Director for North America's Eastern RegionAmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has today announced the appointment of Mike Harris as Regional Sales Director for the Eastern region in the US and Canada. In his new role, Harris will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with major networks, studios and broadcasters, further expanding AmberFin's position and presence in North America.
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Jerry Gepner Named CEO of Tekserve
News: Jerry Gepner Named CEO of TekserveTekserve, a New York City-based technology solutions provider and Apple reseller, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Gepner to CEO, effective immediately. In his new role, Gepner will oversee all business operations for Tekserve and will create and implement growth strategies for the company.
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NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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Editing Company Friendshop! Launches in New York
News: Editing Company Friendshop! Launches in New YorkFormer Go Robot! editors Tim Wilson and Ben Suenaga join former Ogilvy executive producer Melissa Mapes in new boutique venture.
Editors Tim Wilson and Ben Suenaga have departed Go Robot!, New York, and opened a new editing company with partner and Managing Director/Executive Producer Melissa Mapes. Dubbed Friendshop!, the new venture will temporarily operate as “Artists in Residence” at Outpost Digital, New York, while permanent offices are undergoing construction.
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Montréal's Studio Post Kopic is Empowered by Mistika, making Creativity its Trademark in the heart of Canada's Film and TV Industry
News: Montréal's Studio Post Kopic is Empowered by Mistika, making Creativity its Trademark in the heart of Canada's Film and TV Industry“In fact, Montréal is the R&D capital of Canada and now Montréal is Mistika! We see Mistika as the key that opens doors to new opportunities...” Alain Baril, CEO and editor, Studio Post Kopic, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Studio Post Kopic has significantly expanded its service offerings with the purchase of a Mistika DI Post Production System from SGO. The boutique studio specialises in the creation of 2D and stereoscopic 3D content and is based in the thriving film industry city of Montréal in Quebec. Headed by groundbreaking veteran editor Alain Baril and digital artist Nicolas Fournier, the move to progress further with a game-changing investment with Mistika at the helm, reflects the constant desire the company has to push the envelope and offer alternative innovative and creative ways for post production finishing for film and broadcast.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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NVIDIA GRID vGPU Technology Available Worldwide
Launch of Virtual GPU Technology on Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenServer Lets IT Organizations Deliver Secure, Mobile, Graphics-Intensive Applications
Businesses worldwide can now offer their designers and engineers -- including those working remotely -- cost-effective, secure, graphics-intensive applications using NVIDIA® GRID(TM) vGPU(TM) (virtual GPU) technology. It launches today with the general availability of Citrix XenDesktop® 7.1 and Citrix XenServer® 6.2.
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Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D
News: Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D“If it wasn’t for Mistika's compositing tools we would have lost some vital Stereo 3D shots from the series.” George Dutton, Colourist & Online Artist, BTV Post, London, UK
London's BTV Post provided full post production using Mistika for the stunning five-episode television series "How Cities Work," commissioned by Discovery. Working closely with Electric Sky Productions, BTV Post ensured that the series portrayed the footage in 2D as well as Stereo 3D formats. Filmed in S3D, "How Cities Work" shows coverage of world-leading cities such as London, New York, Barcelona, Las Vegas, Berlin and San Francisco and their key advancements in planning, technology and engineering.
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Versatile Distribution Services Welcomes Herb Ricco to Broadcast Sales Team
Versatile Distribution Services, a division of Versatile Communications, Inc., today announced that Herb Ricco has joined its sales team as an account manager serving the Avid, Adobe, Assimilate and Grass Valley reseller network. Always ahead of the curve on industry trends and new and emerging technologies, Ricco has poised himself to better position Versatile Distribution Services as the go-to distributor for turnkey broadcast and post-production solutions (Avid 7, Adobe Creative Cloud, EDIUS Pro, & SCRATCH) powered by Hewlett Packard (HP) platforms. “At Versatile Distribution Services, our sales team is touted as a highly knowledgeable group of individuals, each of whom provides a seamless experience for the Avid, Adobe, Assimilate and Grass Valley reseller community,” comments Jason Quast, managing director, broadcast, Versatile Distribution Services. “Herb Ricco is an ideal fit for this team. With an impressive track record, Ricco has consistently contributed to both improved productivity and profitability through leadership, as well as proved to have a sound understanding of client needs. We are confident he will be an invaluable addition to our team.”
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Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour"
News: Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour""I was impressed with how the Spanish Mistika technology which we have embraced at KANDOR Graphics enhanced "Justin and the Knights of Valour" in Stereo 3D. It is great to see passionate companies like SGO contribute to innovation in our industry in such a significant way." Manuel Sicilia, Company Partner & Chief Creative Officer of KANDOR Graphics & Director & Author of Justin and the Knights of Valour
KANDOR Graphics, with Antonio Banderas as Company Partner, invested in SGO's technology to support its growing production demands, and chose Mistika for its stunning capabilities to colour grade and finish its very first 3D CG children's feature film Justin and the Knights of Valour in 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
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Key Code Media Team Up for Social Media Integration
Bannister Lake Software, the leading provider of automated broadcast display solutions, announced a new business partnership with turnkey digital media communication systems industry leader, Key Code Media, at SMPTE 2013 in Hollywood.
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Visual Effects Masterminds Behind “Hugo,” “Avatar” and “The Adjustment Bureau” Join Manhattan Edit Workshop for From the Cutting Room
Celebrated visual effects artists Rob Legato and Mark Russell headline MEWshop’s next installment of the popular speaker series, to be held on November 21st
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today the return of popular series, "From the Cutting Room". The upcoming industry event, which is slated for Thursday, November 21st, will feature Rob Legato ("Hugo," "Avatar," "Shutter Island") and Mark Russell ("The Adjustment Bureau," "Doubt," "Minority Report"). The celebrated VFX duo, currently at work on the upcoming Scorsese film, "Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques behind creating stunning visual effects and discuss how they take full advantage of the performance and reliability of HP Z Workstations powered by Intel® Xeon® processors. The evening event, moderated by MEWShop’s Josh Apter, will take place at the famed French Institute on November 21st at 7pm.
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Jackshoot Takes Delivery Of The First Custom Consoles EditOne Desk
News: Jackshoot Takes Delivery Of The First Custom Consoles EditOne DeskJackshoot, one of Europe's leading online broadcast service-providers, has taken delivery of the first Custom Consoles EditOne desk. Installed at Jackshoot's UK headquarters, the EditOne is being used as a live control station for switching, editing and monitoring live programme content immediately prior to live internet-based transmission.
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Vision3 Expands 3D Resources with Mistika at its Heart
Mistika is a 3D Vision at Vision3
In a move to further expand their capabilities, Vision3 has invested in a Mistika post production system from SGO to offer clients an advanced 3D post production pipeline for high level cinema productions in London. Vision3 now hosts a state-of-the-art cinema suite with Mistika and their bespoke shot management and workflow system integrated with SGO's technology. This will enable Vision3 to further develop the creative and narrative set-up that is the hallmark of their approach. Vision3 specialises in stereography within numerous fields of expertise such as studio and independent feature films, high-end natural history documentaries, IMAX, unique special events and commercials.
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Dell Delivers Ultra-Thin and Light True Mobile Workstation Blending Beautiful Design with Uncompromising Performance
News: Dell Delivers Ultra-Thin and Light True Mobile Workstation Blending Beautiful Design with Uncompromising Performance The new Dell Precision M3800 is the world’s thinnest and lightest 15-inch true mobile workstation Incredibly vivid optional Quad HD+ display with highest resolution available for visualizing and bringing creative ideas to life Features Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor, NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics and ISV certifications for seamlessly running top digital content creation and design applications
Dell today added a new form factor to its family of the world’s most powerful mobile workstations, the world’s thinnest and lightest 15-inch true mobile workstation, the Dell Precision M3800. Merging beautiful design in an ultra-thin form factor with workstation-class performance, Dell has delivered an uncompromising system for digital content creators and engineers looking for portability, power and stylish design to match their image and environment.
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Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
News: Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
ARRI also chose Mistika to Finish Engaging 4K Feature Film "Run Boy Run"
Strategically placed in the centre of the trendy Mitte area of Berlin, brand new post production house ARRI Mitte has emerged and has invested in a Mistika 4K DI post production system from SGO's German Reseller creative tools, to service its high-end commercial and feature film projects. ARRI Mitte is the second facility related to the established parent company ARRI Film and TV Services Berlin GmbH and works on feature films by leading directors and with blue-chip clients for big brand names for ad campaigns for the likes of McDonald's, VW, Nikon, Fiat, Mobile.de, SKY, Danone Activia, Vodafone, Schweppes, BMW, Toshiba, Goretex, Sony Ericsson, Lipton Ice Tea and many others.
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Sound Devices Introduces Improved Features For 664 Production Mixer At AES 2013
News: Sound Devices Introduces Improved Features For 664 Production Mixer At AES 2013Latest Firmware Update Offers Enhanced Functionality
Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, presents expanded recording capabilities, along with greater flexibility and ease-of-use outdoors for the company’s flagship 664 Production Mixer. Sound Devices showcases the benefits of the 664’s latest firmware update, Version 1.05, at the 135th International AES Convention (Gotham Sound and Communications, Booth 2738).
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Hungarian FilmLab Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::Dailies for New Digital Dailies Service
Europe’s BoneheadZ oversees installation of the most comprehensive digital dailies system in Eastern Europe.
The Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), Hungary’s largest provider of film laboratory and post-production services, has purchased MTI Film’s flagship dailies processing solution, CORTEX::Control Dailies Ultimate Edition. FilmLab will employ CORTEX::Dailies to service feature and television productions working in Hungary and throughout Europe. The system is capable of processing camera data from all popular digital cinema cameras, including cameras made by Sony, ARRI, Canon and RED, and creating media required for editorial, review and back-up, with or without applied color grading.
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Tolis Group Delivers End To End Argest® Solutions For Media Ingest, Storage, Management And Archival
TOLIS Group, Inc. announces the immediate availability of complete end-to-end solutions for the Media & Entertainment Industry that provide a single source solution for the ingest, storage, management, and archival of media assets
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Cause & [Effect] Adds Jenn Dewey As Executive Producer
News: Cause & [Effect] Adds Jenn Dewey As Executive ProducerNew York-based Cause & [Effect] has added Jenn Dewey as Executive Producer of their growing commercial division. With 15 years of post-production experience, Dewey has developed a fine-tuned expertise for every step in the process: CG, animation, editorial compositing, motion graphics, color correction, visual effects. Joining the team after most recently holding the role of Senior Producer at Method Studios, she has worked on numerous top commercial projects for brands such as Pepsi, HP, ETrade, Verizon, BMW, Nintendo and Twinnings for major agencies such as BBDO NY, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Grey, mcgarrybowen, kbs+, Leo Burnett and AMVBBDO.
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ONSIGHT Shows Insight By Setting Its Sights On Mistika Expanding Further To Deliver High-End DI And Stereo 3D Productions To Meet Increasing Film And Broadcast Demand
News: ONSIGHT Shows Insight By Setting Its Sights On Mistika Expanding Further To Deliver High-End DI And Stereo 3D Productions To Meet Increasing Film And Broadcast Demand"We have been users of Mistika for a long time. It continues to help us meet increasing and complex requirements in DI and Stereo 3D productions with impressive and importantly, real-time results. ...Updating our Mistika facilities was vital for the benefit of our creative and technical teams, in order to keep delivering high quality and time sensitive material.”Simon Craddock, CEO of ONSIGHT
ONSIGHT, one of the UK's major production facilities company and stereoscopic 3D specialists, expands further with substantial upgrades from SGO at its London-based full service post production facility. The company has added to its DI colour grading and Stereo 3D resources through the additional upgrade of its existing Mistika suites from SGO. ONSIGHT has offered its clients a suite of SGO products for some time, which include four Mistika systems operating on shared storage, the Mistika on-set production tool and an SGO SAN, powered-up by HPZ820 platforms for reinforced efficiency. The new and upgraded systems will include the latest Mistika 7.2 software with an exciting extension of Stereo 3D tools that streamline many routine tasks, along with transforming features that guarantee to deliver a significant increase in performance and boost productivity to meet client needs.
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Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGO
News: Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGOSGO Mistika's Unique workflow helped to produce world's first HFR Stereo 3D in The Hobbit Trilogy
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production won an IBC2013 Innovation Award this week for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - spearheaded innovation throughout the acquisition and post production pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers, and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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AJA Releases TruZoom™ for Realtime 4K to HD Region-of-Interest Workflows
News: AJA Releases TruZoom™ for Realtime 4K to HD Region-of-Interest WorkflowsIBC Conference Stand 7.F11- AJA Video Systems today announced TruZoom™ delivering high-quality region-of-interest (ROI) workflows from 4K and UltraHD video. The TruZoom software and external joystick controller drives AJA’s Corvid Ultra professional video I/O platfrom. TruZoom allows customers to scale any 16:9 region within 4K frames to HD in realtime, making it ideal for sports broadcast, live event production, professional AV, and digital film.
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Sound Devices Releases Firmware Update For 664, Offering Improved Features For Outdoor Production
News: Sound Devices Releases Firmware Update For 664, Offering Improved Features For Outdoor ProductionSound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, has released its latest firmware update for the company’s flagship 664 Production Mixer. Version 1.05, now available for existing customers as a free download, brings additional features to the already-powerful mixer, offering expanded input/output connectivity and recording capabilities, along with greater flexibility and ease-of-use outdoors. Sound Devices 664 is on display at IBC 2013 (Hall 8, Stand 8.D74).
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SGO Unleashes MAMBA FX: Accelerating Compositing to New Levels
News: SGO Unleashes MAMBA FX: Accelerating Compositing to New Levels
Mamba FX takes VFX to new heights of performance and interactivity, striking at the heart of real-time compositing
SGO today unleashed new heights of performance and interactivity for users with the launch at IBC 2013 of MAMBA FX, a new powerful and innovative compositing software. Mamba FX is aimed at compositing at all levels, from the highly creative indie market through to major TV and studio productions. Running under Windows and available for a wide variety of PC configurations, Mamba FX is aggressively priced, making it the most accessible professional compositor on the market.
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What Makes the HP ZBook 17 with Quadro K5100M a Mobile Video Dream Machine
By Shawn Worsell
From the seismic interpreter looking for oil deposits in the remote Athabasca Tar Sands, to the design engineer making final edits on his widget while on vacation at the beach, to the event videographer shooting HD for the evening news, mobile workstations are being used by more professionals than ever.
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HP Expands Z Workstation Portfolio, Unveils World’s First Workstation Ultrabook
Company reinvents workstation lineup with new HP ZBook Mobile Workstations, HP Z Displays, enhanced HP Z Workstations and Thunderbolt technology
HP today announced the expansion of its Z portfolio of professional workstation and display products, including the world’s first workstation Ultrabook™ — the HP ZBook 14(1) — and the industry’s first line of workstations to offer Intel’s Thunderbolt technology for high-speed data transfer.(2)
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SGO Accelerates Mistika's Lightning-Speed Performance with New NVIDIA Quadro K6000
News: SGO Accelerates Mistika's Lightning-Speed Performance with New NVIDIA Quadro K6000Mistika powers up with NVIDIA to increase interactivity and HFR support
SGO today announced that it has certified the enterprise-class NVIDIA Quadro K6000 professional graphics card for use with its award-winning, high-end colour grading and finishing system Mistika. Recognised as the fastest post-production system available, Mistika's performance will be boosted with the addition of NVIDIA's latest GPU, which offers Mistika users over two times increased throughput. As Mistika runs with "off the shelf" hardware, users can benefit by simply upgrading their GPU board to the new Quadro K6000.
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SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”
News:  SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”Bad Robot selected Mistika for its high-end finishing and innovative 2D and stereoscopic 3D film workflows
Already lined up for a variety of projects at Bad Robot, SGO’s Mistika was used in the post production finishing of the 2D and 3D movie “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”. Mistika's involvement also included unique workflow technologies for film and conform, in all dimensions for 2D, stereoscopic 3D and IMAX versions. Bad Robot's Mistika systems were put to work in all of the the visual effects systems integration and 3D coordination throughout the film. “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”, directed by J.J. Abrams, in co-production with Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, and Bad Robot Productions, represents the second feature in the brand which grossed more than $450 million at the worldwide box office.
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SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for Mistika
News: SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for MistikaSGO's Development Team Honored for Mistika Innovation and Impact in the Industry
Spanish developer SGO receives the prestigious International 3D Society's 3D Technology Lumiere Award for its Mistika finishing and color grading system for advancements in Stereo 3D and Ultra HD technology. The Lumiere Technology Awards are voted by a professional awards committee via balloting where the judges recommended SGO's Mistika for the top tier award, specifically due to its impact and innovation in the marketplace. SGO will be honored at a ceremony in Hollywood which takes place on the 18th September, where Geoff Mills, Director of SGO Global Sales and Operations, will receive the Award on behalf of the pioneering technology team.
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XenData Showcases Integrated Digital Video Archiving Portfolio at IBC 2013
XenData showcases partial restore and server clustering for digital video archive at booth H47, Hall 7
XenData, the leading provider of LTO archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announces that it will be showcasing a broad range of digital video archiving solutions at this year’s IBC 2013, including the debut of the SX-525 server cluster as well as partial restore demonstrated on the XenData SX-10 and the SX-520 Series of LTO Archive Servers. The solutions on display will include:
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AJA TruZoom Enables MLB Network to Telecast Dynamic Region-of-Interest (ROI) Extractions From 4K Cameras
News: AJA TruZoom Enables MLB Network to Telecast Dynamic Region-of-Interest (ROI) Extractions From 4K CamerasMLB Network’s Postseason Game Coverage to Feature Scaling to HD from 4K Frames, Providing Multiple Looks at a Play From the Same Camera POV
AJA Video Systems has been working closely with MLB Network, Major League Baseball’s 24/7 cable TV network, to bring the soon-to-be-released AJA TruZoom software to market for highly detailed region-of-interest (ROI) extraction from 4K video. The TruZoom application controls AJA’s Corvid Ultra with TruScale™ hardware, which supports 4K/2K/UHD/HD/Dual-link and SD workflows to produce scaled output video at 1080p, 720p or 1080i. AJA’s TruZoom software allows customers to rapidly keyframe scaled elements onto a timeline from 4K sources to deliver incredible image quality and will be demonstrated during the IBC Conference at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam from September 13-17 at the AJA stand, 7.F11.
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ONSIGHT's high-flying Mistika Colourist David Gonzalez Lozano is Selected for Broadcast's 2013 Hot Shots
News: ONSIGHT's high-flying Mistika Colourist David Gonzalez Lozano is Selected for Broadcast's 2013 Hot Shots
“The power and flexibility of Mistika allows me to focus on what I need to deliver creatively and technically at ONSIGHT, whether in 2D, 3D or 4K, for quality results.” David Gonzalez Lozano, Mistika Colourist & Online Editor, ONSIGHT, London
SGO congratulates ONSIGHT on yet another of its talented Mistika Colourists and Online Editors, David Gonzalez Lozano being selected for the sought-after Broadcast's Hot Shot recognition awards. David was chosen as one of the “Broadcast 2013 Hot Shots” this month, as nominated by the team at ONSIGHT. It is an accolade that reflects the acknowledgement and recognition from the industry's most prominent platforms of the professionalism ONSIGHT's post production team in Soho expounds. ONSIGHT's Mistika Colourist Andy Lee made the Broadcast Hot 100 last year as well.
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EditShare Unveils Advanced Media Asset Management Capabilities and Demonstrates Latest Releases of Its Shared Storage, Ingest, Playout, Archiving and Video Editing Solutions at IBC2013
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is showcasing new releases of the company’s high-performance shared storage, ingest, media asset management, playout, archiving and backup, and video editing solutions for production and broadcast at the IBC2013 Exhibition held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from September 13 through 17 in hall 7 on stand B26.
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Noted Senior Colorist Lynette Duensing Joins Cinelicious
News: Noted Senior Colorist Lynette Duensing Joins CineliciousNext-gen postproduction company Cinelicious is excited to welcome senior colorist Lynette Duensing. Lynette is an internationally renowned color talent who recently returned from a year working abroad in Shanghai. She will be based out of Cinelicious Santa Monica for commercial projects and lend her signature eye for grading to longform via Cinelicious Hollywood.
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Avid Partners with Renowned Sundance Institute’s Annual Directors Lab
Company extends its unwavering commitment to creative professionals by providing industry leading technology, equipment and support for workshop at Sundance Institute
Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that it provided its long proven and trusted technology solutions, including Media Composer, the preeminent nonlinear editing solution, to support the Sundance Institute’s annual Directors Lab at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The collaboration is the latest example of Avid’s ongoing commitment to fostering the next generation of the industry’s most inspirational innovators and storytellers.
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XenData Launches the SX-525 Server Cluster for High Availability LTO Archives
News: XenData Launches the SX-525 Server Cluster for High Availability LTO ArchivesXenData’s SX-525 creates fully redundant LTO archives that scale to multiple Petabytes
XenData, the leading provider of LTO archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announces the launch of the SX-525, an LTO archive server cluster for high availability that scales to provide multiple Petabytes of near-line LTO storage.
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Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013
News: Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013SGO presents Powerful new Toolsets, revolutionary Capabilities in Colour Grading, Finishing and Intelligent Broadcasting solutions for more efficient workflows in Mistika SGO Stand A11, Hall 6 – The RAI, Amsterdam 13– 17 September 2013
SGO will be showcasing at IBC 2013, its world-leading line of powerful 4K+ Mistika DI and Stereo 3D post production solutions. Visitors to the show will be able to see how Mistika's creative power can be put to use at the centre of every stage of production. Headlines include the unveiling of Mistika Post Version 7.4 and further exciting developments will be revealed including Mistika's new Shape Tracker providing colourists and compositors alike with an impressively fast and powerful tracking tool at the mere touch of a button.
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Bluefish444 & Kamerawerk With Industry Partners Provide Tomorrow’s 4K 60P Workflows Today
News: Bluefish444 & Kamerawerk With Industry Partners Provide Tomorrow’s 4K 60P Workflows TodayRenowned production and post production facility, Kamerawerk GmbH Switzerland, has launched itself into tomorrow’s production techniques today. Kamerawerk is producing a story driven music video, using not only 4K acquisition but a complete 4K 60 frame per second production pipeline including cameras, editing, colour grading and finishing.
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VITEC Announces The World’s First HEVC/H.265 Professional Decoder Card
News: VITEC Announces The World’s First HEVC/H.265 Professional Decoder CardVITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced digital video solutions, has announced support of HEVC/H.265 video standard through its HDM850+,1080p60 3G-SDI decoder card.
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Mistika Warms-Up Active Volcano Scenes At BTV Post In Stunning Documentary “Lava Land” In Multiple Formats For Electric Sky
News: Mistika Warms-Up Active Volcano Scenes At BTV Post In Stunning Documentary “Lava Land” In Multiple Formats For Electric SkyMistika is hot in post in Hawaii-based film for Discovery, Sky and The Weather Channel
3D Specialist BTV Post chose Mistika for the grading, online finishing, re-versioning and digital mastering of four spectacular documentary films titled "Lava Land" for Electric Sky in high frame-rates and multi-dimensional platform deliveries in HD, 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
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Joint Base Lewis-McChord Increases EditShare Storage and Adds EditShare Flow and Ark to Its Enterprise Multimedia Center
Major upgrade at Army/Air Force center supports a full range of video and archiving services for region that spans from Texas to Korea
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that the Enterprise Multimedia Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state has just completed a major upgrade of its facility. The upgrade included 224TB of EditShare XStream storage, EditShare Flow for media asset management, Ark Tape for backup and archiving, and 10GBaseT connectivity for the Center’s Avid editing workstations. The Center, which handles local multimedia production at the combined army and air force bases, also provides support to smaller production units in a wide region that spans from Texas to Korea.
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SGO Mistika's exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced Metadata-based stereo Workflow was used from Start to Finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann
News:  SGO Mistika's exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced Metadata-based stereo Workflow was used from Start to Finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz LuhrmannSGO Mistika's unique and exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced metadata-based stereo workflow were used from start to finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann. Stereo 3D was used in the film as an effective device in the stunning motion picture to connect the audience intimately to the action. The corrective stereo colour balancing was achieved using Mistika.
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NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual Computing
News: NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual ComputingQuadro K6000 Tackles Most Complex Visual Computing Problems – From Tapping Vast New Energy Sources to Animating Monster Fur
NVIDIA today unveiled the visual computing industry’s new flagship technology – the NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 GPU, the fastest and most capable GPU ever built.
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Get Customized Comfort with HP’s New EliteDisplay E271i
News: Get Customized Comfort with HP’s New EliteDisplay E271iThe New EliteDisplay E271i: Ergonomic & Built for Business
The days of a monitor functioning as a tool for just one employee are over with today's launch of the new EliteDisplay E271i monitor.
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XenData Launches New Range of LTO Network Attached Archive Systems
News: XenData Launches New Range of LTO Network Attached Archive SystemsBased on XenData’s SX-10 LTO archive appliance, the new digital archive systems provide cost effective network storage solutions
XenData, the leading provider of LTO archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announces the release of the SXL range of LTO archive systems. These are based on XenData’s SX-10 archive appliance and LTO-6 drives or robotic LTO-6 libraries. They connect to a 1 GigE network and make writing to and restoring from LTO as easy as writing to network attached disk storage.
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SGO Promotes Mistika in Canada Through New Dynamic Reseller Partner 3vis
SGO has finalised an exciting reseller partnership agreement with 3vis, Canada’s leading reseller of digital entertainment creation software (DEC). The 3vis team closely reviewed various Stereo 3D and grading systems and first approached SGO at NAB last year before concluding that Mistika was an essential product to add to their portfolio. With a sharp focus on film, television, animation, games and design visualisation, 3vis uniquely serves the entire Canadian market with branches in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver and offers a full range of software applications, consulting expertise and client support services. 3vis is the only reseller in Canada to provide a single-source for specialised solutions and adapted services to ensure success, all through their unique 3vis Service Centre. 3vis has an experienced team that play a vital role in ensuring that client service and technical knowledge remain key priorities.
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Paris' Digimage invests in SGO's Mistika for high profile film work including “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service”
News: Paris' Digimage invests in SGO's Mistika for high profile film work including “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service”“Mistika's capacity to work simultaneously in colour grading and Stereo 3D grading in real-time, facilitated a high quality finish process and enabled Josephine Derobe's great vision to be actualised.” Sergio Ochoa, Stereoscopic Post Production Supervisor on "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service"
Digimage Cinema, a division of media group CMC, used Mistika for all the stunning stereoscopic 3D effects in live-action 3D French-language feature film "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service." Digimage offers high-end state-of the-art Stereo 3D and colour grading in the largest DI room in Europe, following its investment in SGO's Mistika technology. The acquisition included a Mistika 2K system with DI and Stereo 3D capabilities with 48 TB of storage, on HP's Z800 Workstation and NVIDIA 6000 Graphic Boards. A Mistika Assist station has recently been added to the workflow, further enhancing efficiency and film capabilities with Mistika's advanced grading power.
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Park Road Post Production is nominated for an IBC2013 Innovation Award for world-first HFR Stereo 3D using SGO Mistika in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world's first major 48fps 3D feature film
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production has been nominated for the prestigious IBC2013 Innovation Awards for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. The project has been selected from over 200 entries, as one of the four finalists in the Content Creation category. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - has spearheaded innovation throughout the film pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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Katabatic Digital Finishes “Saturday Night Live” Digital Shorts With ASSIMILATE Scratch And Bluefish444 HD-SDI Preview
News: Katabatic Digital Finishes “Saturday Night Live” Digital Shorts With ASSIMILATE Scratch And Bluefish444 HD-SDI PreviewFounded in 2008 Katabatic Digital, a full-service post production company specializing in high end digital cinema workflows for the broadcast entertainment and advertising market, has lived at the forefront of the digital cinema revolution, matching the demand for cutting-edge creative work that could take advantage of the new production techniques and post-production tools to create outstanding moving images.
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a52 Continues Fincher Collaboration With Netflix Breakout “House of Cards”
News: a52 Continues Fincher Collaboration With Netflix Breakout “House of Cards”Continuing an already exciting year, VFX studio a52 brings the finishing touches to David Fincher’s game-changing Netflix-exclusive series, “House of Cards.” Led by Colorist/Lead Smoke Artist Paul Yacono, the a52 team delivered comprehensive color and finishing services for the series’ first season. a52 sister company, Rock Paper Scissors, contributed as well with two-time Oscar-winning editor Kirk Baxter cutting the series’ first two episodes, which were directed by Fincher, and fellow Oscar-winner and RPS co-founder Angus Wall editing the series’ title sequence. The final result is a sprawling epic comprising 13 one-hour episodes, and representing one of the largest undertakings in a52 history.
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Mistika Brings Real-Time Grading Power In All Dimensions To Moscow At RSS Production
News: Mistika Brings Real-Time Grading Power In All Dimensions To Moscow At RSS ProductionMistika brings Real-time Stereo broadcasting from stage to screen in Russia
Moscow-based RSS Production has invested in SGO's Mistika system to upgrade their newly launched post production studio predominantly for colour grading in 2D and Stereo 3D work. The Company provides technical and creative expertise in 2D and Stereo 3D film and television productions for commercials and documentaries and they also specialise in delivering corporate media events.
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EditShare Expands Ark Tape Library Options
News: EditShare Expands Ark Tape Library OptionsEditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced the expansion of its Ark Tape library product offering. EditShare Ark Tape is an energy-efficient media backup and archiving solution that fully integrates with the company’s high-performance shared storage and asset management solutions. Powered by HP's robust LTO technology, the new Ark Tape libraries are available today in 2U/24-slot and 4U/48-slot configurations, and offer a broad choice of storage capacity and interfaces. The units support LTO-6 or LTO-5 tape drives with SAS or Fibre Channel connectivity.
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NVIDIA Quadro K4000 Helps Pixomondo Create Alien Worlds for Star Trek Into Darkness
News: NVIDIA Quadro K4000 Helps Pixomondo Create Alien Worlds for Star Trek Into DarknessPixomondo is an international visual effects company that utilizes a 24-hour production cycle enabled by a global network of facilities for feature film, television and commercial projects. Recognized with an Academy Award™ for "HUGO" and an Emmy Award™ for the second season of "Game of Thrones", the company’s artistic prowess is further evident in its stunning visual effects work for J.J. Abrams' epic "Star Trek Into Darkness."
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Proper Television, One of Canada's Premier Production Houses, Expands Its EditShare System to Handle Booming Business
News: Proper Television, One of Canada's Premier Production Houses, Expands Its EditShare System to Handle Booming BusinessEditShare XStream, Flow, Ark Disk and Ark Tape are the backbone of the Toronto-based company’s reality and documentary programming successes
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that Proper Television, one of Canada’s most in-demand creators of reality and documentary programming, has expanded its EditShare system with the purchase of additional EditShare storage and products.
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet's “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” - Graded in Mistika
““The French film industry is vibrant and growing with an increasing demand for Mistika owing to its reputation as a reliable, powerful colour grading asset. ...
SGO’'s Mistika was chosen by Digimage Cinema for the complete post production including colour grading of highly anticipated film, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, directed by award-winning French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It will be digitally re-mastered in the IMAX 3D format using Mistika, with plans for its début release on 16 October 2013 across IMAX theatres in France.
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Sony, Technicolor, Dolby and VFX Powerhouse LOOK Effects Join “Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story” All-Star Lineup
Industry titans back New York’s largest post event on June 8, 2013
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is excited to announce growing support for its Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story event held on June 8, 2013 at the French Institute in the heart of Manhattan. Industry luminaries Sony Creative Software, Technicolor and Dolby recently signed on as sponsors, joining the likes of AbelCine, ACE, Adorama, AJA, Art of the Guillotine, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, CCW, Digieffects, EditShare, DV Expo East, HP, IFP, Imagineer Systems, MoPictive, MPSE, Noise Industries, NY Editors Collective, NYWIFT, ProductionHUB and Tekserve.
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XenData Launches LTO Archive Server with SSD Cache for High Performance
New XenData archive server manages LTO tape libraries and delivers high performance by using SSDs for write and read caching
XenData, the leading provider of LTO archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announces the launch of its new high performance SX-524 Archive Server for archiving video assets to high capacity LTO robotic tape libraries.
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NAIT and SGO form Educational Partnership to Equip Students with Cutting-edge Technology
News: NAIT and SGO form Educational Partnership to Equip Students with Cutting-edge TechnologyMistika and NAIT unlock an exciting new vision together
NAIT, the second largest Polytechic in Canada reknowned for its nationally accredited engineering, media and applied research, has invested in SGO's Mistika. NAIT DMIT (Digital Media and IT) is the only transmedia school of its kind in Canada, and has chosen the powerful and diverse Mistika software to enhance its digital media curriculum and content creation programs in Stereoscopic 3D and 2D. To keep students at the front of the digital industries when they graduate, NAIT DMIT believes that training and equiping students with the most up-to-date knowledge and cutting-edge tools is a bottom line.
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Legends of Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for Filmmaker Event Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story
Registration now open for a one-day celebration of the art of filmmaking, Held at French Institute June 8
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, revealed its all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for Inside The Cutting Room: Sight, Sound and Story, a special one-day symposium for the creative community. “Building on the momentum of many successful events focusing on film editors, it seems a natural move to celebrate all of the talent involved in the process,” says Josh Apter, founder and president of Manhattan Edit Workshop. “From sound design and visual effects to groundbreaking transmedia projects, post-production is about using all of the elements of sight, sound and story to create a truly unique experience. Anyone interested in what happens when the cameras stop rolling in the fast-evolving craft of visual storytelling is going to find something that speaks to them here.”
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TOLIS Group Announces Availability of Storage Expansion for the Rackmount-based ArGest™ Product Line
Keeping up with the growing demand for digital asset and edit storage in the film and television production space, TOLIS Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new ArGest Rack Mod160, ArGest Rack Mod240, and ArGest Rack Mod320 storage expansion chassis. These 2U rackmount expansion chassis interconnect with a customer's existing ArGest Rack solutions to expand the available disk storage from the current capacities of 3TB in SSD and 4.5TB in HDD configurations to a maximum added expansion capacity of 448TB of raw, unformatted storage.
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HP Leads Workstation Industry with Solutions for Creative Professionals
Fusion-io’s Steve Wozniak selects HP Workstations to advance computing architectures
This week at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, HP is demonstrating its leadership and market expansion in the media and entertainment industry with solutions that drive innovation and performance for some of the world’s most demanding customers.
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HP Launches New Class of Server for Social, Mobile, Cloud and Big Data
News: HP Launches New Class of Server for Social, Mobile, Cloud and Big DataSoftware defined servers designed for the data center and built for the planet
HP today unveiled the world's first commercially available HP Moonshot system, delivering compelling new infrastructure economics by using up to 89 percent less energy, 80 percent less space and costing 77 percent less, compared to traditional servers.(1)
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NVIDIA Accelerates Creative Workflows at NAB 2013
New NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing Appliance Featured Among Demos for Broadcasters, Visual Effects Artists and Animators
NVIDIA is showcasing how professionals creating and distributing content can accelerate their workflows using the latest GPU technologies and partner software in booth SL3905 and throughout the conference at NAB 2013.
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Versatile Distribution Services Delivers Turnkey Systems Optimized for 4K and 2K ASSIMILATE SCRATCH DI and Dailies Workflows
New Turnkeys to be Offered in North America Exclusively by CineSys-Oceana
Versatile Distribution Services (VDS), a distributor specializing in integrated solutions for the media and entertainment industry today announced the immediate availability of integrated 4K and 2K turnkey workstations featuring ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® Digital Intermediate software. SCRATCH enables digital cinema and broadcast artists to generate dailies, conform, color-correct, and finish within a real-time, integrated, user-friendly solution. The turnkey systems will be available exclusively in North America through CineSys-Oceana, one of the largest media and entertainment industry resellers.
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Fusion-io Unveils 1.6 TB ioFX for Workstation Applications
News: Fusion-io Unveils 1.6 TB ioFX for Workstation ApplicationsHigh Capacity ioFX Delivers Peak Performance for Professional Computer Graphics Applications including 4K Visual Effects Production, Stereoscopic 3D, Digital Intermediate, Computer Assisted Design and Video Editing
Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that the ioFX workstation acceleration platform is now available with 1.6 TB of capacity, in addition to the original 420 GB form factor. The high capacity ioFX is ideal for video editing, computer assisted design (CAD), 4K and stereoscopic production, as well as digital intermediate (DI) finishing.
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Fusion-io to Integrate ioFX Acceleration Into HP Z Workstations
News: Fusion-io to Integrate ioFX Acceleration Into HP Z WorkstationsIndustry Leaders Enhance Application Performance in Visual Effects, Digital Content Creation and Computer Assisted Design for Demanding Creative Projects
Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that it is collaborating with global workstation leader HP to integrate the Fusion ioFX into the award-winning HP Z820, Z620 and Z420 Workstations. The integrated solutions will offer ideal development platforms for professional artists in visual effects, upstream exploration of oil and gas, digital content creation (DCC) and computer-aided design (CAD). In addition, professionals interested in adding the Fusion ioFX to their current HP Workstation can purchase the ioFX as a custom integration component.
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New EditShare Field 2 High-Performance, Mobile Shared Storage Designed For Every Production Adventure Is Featured at NAB 2013
EditShare shows off its next-generation portable form factor with integrated media asset management capabilities
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is demonstrating the brand new EditShare Field 2 at NAB 2013 (booth SL9010). The highly portable shared storage solution offers asset management, file ingest, advanced project sharing/bin locking and archiving capabilities in an all-in-one, high-performance, compact and rugged chassis designed for on-the-go and on-location productions. “The new Field 2 design is even lighter and more rugged than its predecessor, with size dimensions that comply with the most stringent of airline carry-on regulations,” comments Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. “Coupled with EditShare's core asset management, project sharing and archiving capabilities, Field 2 gives editors a complete, end-to-end tapeless workflow in a small form factor with tools to collaborate with colleagues anywhere. Whether you are out on location shooting a movie or an event, on assignment in an ENG truck, or stationed at a remote office, you have the latest production and editing capabilities to make your workflow a lot more efficient and your life a whole lot easier.”
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SoleraTec’s Phoenix Firebird, Phoenix VCM, Phoenix RSM, Phoenix Express Now Supports LTO-6
Media Asset, Archive, and Video Storage Management Appliance Now Ships With Optional LTO-6 Drive Increasing Offline Storage Capacity.
SoleraTec LLC, provider of innovative video lifecycle management and storage products, will showcase at this year’s NAB show a new Phoenix Firebird™ media asset management and video storage appliance with integrated LTO-6 drive for increased offline storage of video and data content. With the recent introduction of the LTO-6 open-standards platform by the LTO Consortium, each LTO-6 cartridge is now capable of storing 2.5TB of content. This is a 66% increase in capacity storage over LTO-5.
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Adobe Anywhere Launches at NAB 2013
Global Collaborative Workflow Platform Revolutionizes Broadcast Industry
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe®Anywhere for video, a modern, collaborative workflow platform that empowers teams using Adobe professional video tools to work together, enabling the access and management of centralized media and assets across virtually any network. Revealed as a technology preview in 2012, Adobe Anywhere supports tools such as Adobe Premiere® Pro, Adobe After Effects®*, and Adobe Prelude™, and will be showcased at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, with final availability expected in May 2013. Adobe Anywhere will be on display during the NAB show taking place April 8-11, 2013 at Adobe’s booth # SL3910, South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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HP Upgrades MagCloud User Experience: Web Publishing Made Easier
New ultraportable format, streamlined publishing process and HP TouchPad app introduced on service’s third birthday
HP today announced a range of upgrades for its MagCloud content publishing web service, enabling publishers to reach an even broader audience.
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Autodesk Hosts Digital Entertainment Conference Online
Participants Learn How Autodesk 2011 Software Enables Next Generation Digital Entertainment Creation
Autodesk, Inc., with the support of HP and AJA Video Systems, will host a one-day, online Digital Entertainment Conference this month. Featuring presentations by top industry professionals and Autodesk technical experts, the conference will showcase how modern pipelines can help studios enhance creativity and increase productivity.
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