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HDBaseT Alliance at NAB 2014: Christie Joins the Alliance, Unveils New HDBaseT-enabled Projectors
The HDBaseT Alliance and Christie, at the annual NAB Show announce Christie has joined HDBaseT Alliance and integrated the technology into its Q series projectors. NAB attendees will be able to see a sample of the new Christie HDBaseT projectors at the Alliance booth (#SU 11914).
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SMPTE® Extends Access to Society Resources With Launch of Mobile App
Free App Provides Direct Access to SMPTE's Membership, Education, and Standards Resources on Smart Devices
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the release of its new mobile application for use with iOS, Android, and Web-based operating systems.
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FUJIFILM's New Cabrio Offers Zoom Ratio Of 12X To Cover 25MM Wide Angle To 300MM At Telephoto
News: FUJIFILM's New Cabrio Offers Zoom Ratio Of 12X To Cover 25MM Wide Angle To 300MM At TelephotoThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will announce the latest addition to its popular series of cine zooms – the Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio [ZK12x25] at the annual NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, starting on April 7th.. The company will exhibit in NAB Booth #C7025.
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NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle Lenses
News: NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle LensesFUJINON XA99x and HA14x Lenses on Board Silver to Capture All the Angles for Live Production
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced that its lenses are on board the new mobile truck, Silver, from Dome Productions, a leading production facility provider based in Toronto. The truck is currently showcased at the NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, which began on Monday of this week.
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Mobile TV Group Upgrades Eight Mobile Units with Grass Valley Ultra Slow-Motion Technology
Sixteen LDX XtremeSpeed Cameras and Eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems Modernize MTVG’s Replay and Highlights Workflow
Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to upgrade eight of its dual-feed mobile production trucks with a workflow that delivers stunning imagery with super and ultra slow-motion replays for its clients. MTVG has purchased 16 LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras and eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems for the delivery of compelling live sports coverage with crisp imagery for instant replays and highlights packages. Seven FOX Sports regional networks will receive these systems along with one for Root Sports Rocky Mountain. Each mobile unit will have two ultra slow-motion cameras.
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Panasonic Debuts 98” And 84” Professional 4K LED Displays at National Association Of Broadcasters Show
Durable, Reliable Ultra HD LQ70 Series Displays Join Additional New Panasonic AV Solutions at NAB Booth C3607
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leader in delivering technology solutions for government, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced two new large-format 4K LED displays along with other new professional AV technologies at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF Central microLite HD camera-back transmitters, including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
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New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité Filmmakers
News: New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cinéma Vérité FilmmakersCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of the compact Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders, building on technologies carried over from the XA25 and XA20 Professional Camcorders and offering improved performance and enhanced operability in response to industry feedback.
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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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Canon U.S.A. Introduces The HJ18ex7.6B Portable HD Eng Lens, Delivering Outstanding Optical Performance And Operability, And Affordability For HDTV News Gathering
New Compact Portable HD Lens for 2/3-Inch Imager Cameras Features High Peripheral Resolution, First-Class Magnification, Focal Length, MOD, and a New Drive Unit
With an impressive design and competitive price, the new HJ18ex7.6B portable HD zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, delivers superb optical quality and versatile operability, improving on the performance of its widely used predecessor, the HJ17ex7.6B lens. Utilizing a generous focal length range of 7.6mm to 137mm (15.2mm to 274mm with its built-in 2X extender) and a Minimum Object Distance (MOD) of 0.56m (10mm with Macro), this new member of Canon's family of HD portable lenses enables shots to be taken four centimeters closer than with rival lens models, an advantage for camera operators working in tight locations such as studio spaces or on-site home-improvement reality television locations.
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New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative Productions
News: New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative ProductionsNew Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, a Dynamic 17-120mm Focal Length Range, and Removable Digital Drive Unit for Cine-Style or Shoulder-Mounted Operation
Shallow, creative depth of field, high-resolution and optimal low-light shooting capabilities are just some of the many reasons that large, single-sensor digital cameras have been kitted and rigged for use in nearly every application involving video capture. Further enhancing the versatility and adoption of these cameras into markets such as ENG (Electronic News Gathering), documentary, narrative production and special event coverage is the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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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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Spring Vacationers Combine High Tech and the Outdoors With Accessories From Adorama’s iPhone Toolshed
Adorama’s Handpicked Selection of Smartphone Accessories Expands to Include an Instant Lab for Mobile Photo Printing, An iPhone Case With Polarizer Filter, Solar Charges and Many More Accessories to Help Make Your Spring Vacation Unforgettable
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, video and electronics retailers, and a leading destination for iPhone photo specialty accessories, recently added a collection of vacation-ready smartphone photography accessories to its iPhone Toolshed– a carefully curated collection of unique, useful and fun iPhoneography gear. Whether you’re exploring a whole new city, taking a road trip to the beach or camping far from civilization (and a power outlet), smartphone users want their fully charged phones nearby so they can capture every spring vacation memory.
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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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Grass Valley Introduces New Robotic Camera System
RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solution—a high-quality, Compact, HD Camera with a Fully Integrated Remote Control System
Building upon the success of its powerful LDX Series of advanced imaging cameras, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces the launch of three RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solutions: the RS-LDX Elite, the RS-LDX Première and the RS-LDX WorldCam. The new cameras are ideal for studio, newsroom, or live production applications by delivering a fully integrated, customizable, turnkey solution right out of the box. The systems will begin shipping in May 2014.
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Grass Valley Introduces Four New High-Speed Cameras to its Powerful LDX Range
LDX HiSpeed and LDX XtremeSpeed 3X/6X Cameras Deliver Super and Ultra Slow-Motion Imagery With Unrivaled Picture Quality
Building upon the success of its LDX Series of advanced imaging cameras, Grass Valley, a Belden brand, today announced four new additions to the LDX range — the LDX HiSpeed (LDX HS) and LDX Compact HiSpeed (LDX Compact HS) 3X super slow-motion cameras and the LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) and LDX Compact XtremeSpeed (LDX Compact XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras. These powerful new LDX cameras are built around Grass Valley’s proprietary Xensium-FT CMOS imagers to deliver superb picture quality, high sensitivity, and high dynamic range for a wide variety of production applications.
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Snell and Cisco Work Together for IP-enabled Broadcast Production
Real-time signal routing shown at NAB2014 based on best-of-breed collaboration
Snell and Cisco today announced plans to enable real-time IP-based signal routing. Integration between Snell’s broadcast infrastructure and imaging expertise and Cisco’s world-leading IP and MPLS networking will be demoed at NAB 2014. The resulting combination of technology could enable broadcasters to exploit the benefits of IP routing without costly investments in proprietary infrastructure.
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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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ARRI Previews New ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.1 at NAB
News: ARRI Previews New ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.1 at NABARRI is currently working on a new version of ARRIRAW Converter that will be optimized for the new Mac Pro and updated to support the latest features in OS X Mavericks. ARC 3.1 will be previewed at NAB.
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PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014
News: PACTV Parks its AMT-Fitted ENG Truck at the Intersection of Fiber and Microwave with the Help of Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) at NAB 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, will host a fully functional Accelerated Media Technologies (AMT) news truck from Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based independent global transmission and production company, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth OE1344). The must-see vehicle, parked at IMT’s outdoor booth, is ideal for live production, location shots, playout, remote production and transmission backup, and is equipped with IMT’s Nucomm Newscaster VT7.4 HD/SD ENG/SNG/OB Van Transmitter, among additional high-end gear.
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Legend3D Continues to Set the Pace with SGO Technology
News: Legend3D Continues to Set the Pace with SGO TechnologyHollywood's most innovative stereoscopic and visual effects company Legend3D, has invested in SGO's trail-blazing technology to launch them to the next level. Esteemed for delivering the highest-quality Stereo 3D film conversions, Legend3D will integrate its Mistika post production system with two Assist Stations into the conversion and visual effects pipeline at the Company's impressive 60,000 sq. ft. studio with multiple theatres and R&D facilities. With the capacity to work on up to three full feature films and multiple commercials concurrently, Legend3D delivers world-class high quality projects such as "The Lego Movie," "Man of Steel," "Life of Pi," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Smurfs 1 & 2," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," and many others.
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FUJIFILM’S New Zoom Goes Wide, Then Long to Stay with the Action
News: FUJIFILM’S New Zoom Goes Wide, Then Long to Stay with the ActionHA18x5.5 offers 18x Zoom from 5.5MM at the Wide Angle To 100MM on the Telephoto End
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will introduce its HA18x5.5 HD zoom at the annual NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, starting on April 7th.. The company will exhibit in NAB Booth #C7025.
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Darim and Silicon Imaging Launch Revolutionary 3D Virtual Studio
News: Darim and Silicon Imaging Launch Revolutionary 3D Virtual StudioDarim Vision, an innovator in MPEG encoding and visualization technologies and Silicon Imaging, an award winning manufacturer of 2K and 360 camera and recording systems, have joined forces to deliver an innovative family of trackless Virtual Studio products for Live Broadcast, Presentation and Flipped Classroom Lecture Capture.
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NAB 2014 Newsmedia Invitation from Camera Corps
Vitec Group stand, C6025, 2014 NAB Show
NAB 2014 Newsmedia Invitation from Camera Corps
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Eng Motorcycle Goes Full Throttle at NAB 2014
Fully Functional News Chopper Provides Unprecedented On-Location Coverage
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, introduces a fully functional ENG motorcycle at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Featuring IMT’s Nucomm CPTx-II Compact Portable Transmitter (CPTx-II), the motorcycle news vehicle is on display at IMT’s outdoor booth throughout the duration of the show.
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Baselight Grades for Dolby Vision at 2014 NAB Show
News: Baselight Grades for Dolby Vision at 2014 NAB ShowFilmLight Collaborates with Dolby to Offer New Creative Potential to the Post Industry
At 2014 NAB Show, FilmLight will present high dynamic range (HDR) mastering and grading, featuring the new Dolby Vision technology on Baselight’s high-performance color grading system. Visitors to the Dolby Laboratories booth (SU1702) will see demos showing how Baselight can take advantage of Dolby Vision’s true-to-life brightness, colors and contrast to open up remarkable new creative opportunities.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Highlights Upgraded GL Digital Fixed Link System At 2014 PBS Technology Conference
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, highlights its newly upgraded GL Digital Fixed Link System, an advanced, modular-based complete microwave fixed link system, at the PBS Technology Conference (Booth 130). Among the modules and features recently added to the GL system include PWS/A and PWS/D redundant power supplies, and the versatile SFP/4 hitless switch and mux card.
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Codex and Solectrix Announce Technology Collaboration
Codex has announced a technology collaboration with high-end electronics solutions developer Solectrix Gmbh to deliver an ultra-compact, high-quality digital cinema camera and recording package.
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Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K Camera
News: Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K CameraCodex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is working with Vision Research to provide a robust and powerful workflow for the Phantom Flex4K camera. Already widely used around the world with many different cameras, Codex Vault is a mobile workflow device that supports the rapid transfer of the digital camera originals from the Phantom for review, post production and archiving.
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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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Brazil’s EPTV Outfits OB Van with Grass Valley Solutions for Coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Cameras and Switcher Facilitate a Smooth Transition to HD for Broadcaster’s Mobile Production Truck
Brazil’s Empresa Paulista de Televisão (EPTV), part of the commercial network TV Globo, replaced their SD OB van with a brand new HD OB van equipped with a scalable Grass Valley® live production solution for HD coverage of major sporting events including the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The purchase includes 12 LDX WorldCam™ advanced imaging cameras, 12 XCU WorldCam™ eXchangeable Control Units, which support fiber as well as triax, and a Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame™.
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Anton/Bauer Introduces New Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2014
Innovative Battery and Charger Lines are Designed to Power the Digital Age
Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will unveil its Digital Battery Series and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2014. Redefining the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, Anton/Bauer’s revolutionary Digital Battery Series is the first battery line designed specifically to power digital production for the professional broadcast, cinema and new media sectors. The Performance Charger Series utilizes new technology to deliver the fastest possible charging sequence, while exceeding the high-efficiency standards required by today’s rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer will showcase these ground-breaking innovations at their exhibit (booth #C6025) at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, which runs April 7-10.
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Technicolor Launches Creative District, an Online Professional Network for Filmmakers and Creative Professionals to Collaborate and #Createmore
Creative District Offers Grants in Support of Worthy Projects Profiled on its Network
Creative District, a venture backed by Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY), launches today an online professional network for filmmakers and other creative professionals to connect, collaborate, display and develop their projects. The platform offers creatives a new networking experience to establish and maintain valuable professional relationships online. Whether users are looking to hire a team, get feedback on their project, or acquire the right gear or location, Creative District is designed to connect them to the right people at the right time to get their projects done.
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TNDV Captures Creative Energy of Amnesty International Show at Barclays Center
Mobile Production Specialist’s Use of Film-Style Cameras for Musical Performances Enhances Dramatic Feel of Charitable Event
TNDV has had a busy mobile production schedule through the first quarter of 2014, with Amnesty International’s Bring Human Rights Home Concert last month standing out as its most unique project. The event, which took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, featured a roster of interesting musical acts aligned with the organization’s mission of fighting injustice and promoting human rights.
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Litepanels Unveils Powerful Sola 9 and Inca 9 at NAB 2014
News: Litepanels Unveils Powerful Sola 9 and Inca 9 at NAB 2014New 9” LED Fresnels Combine High Powered Illumination Output with Energy Efficiencies and Cost Savings
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, will debut the Sola 9 (daylight balanced) and Inca 9 (tungsten balanced) LED Fresnels at NAB 2014. Following last year’s breakthrough launch of the Sola 12 and Inca 12, the new 9” fixtures fill a market demand for medium-sized LED Fresnels. Litepanels’ industry leading collection of LED Fresnels now covers the complete range needed to deliver a full LED solution for broadcast studios, episodic television, and feature film production.
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Cambridge Imaging Systems brings flagship MAM and publishing solutions to NAB 2014
New Partnerships Enable Customers to Build Scalable, Secure Workflows
At NAB 2014 Cambridge Imaging Systems will present its world class cloud-based and software-based media management and publishing solutions. Cambridge Imaging Systems has also recently announced key partnerships with companies including Quantum, FileCatalyst and Object Matrix that will help clients to build scalable, secure end-to-end workflows. The company will discuss these partnerships and present demonstrations of its Imagen and ImagenCloud systems at NAB 2014 on Stand SL5507.
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SMPTE® to Co-produce the 2014 NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound
Two-Day Conference to Feature Live Discussion by Oscar® Award-Winning 'Gravity' Team and Keynote by Industry Visionary Chris Cookson
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema: The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will provide an in-depth global view of the current state and future of filmmaking innovation.
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Litepanels Launches New Hilio Series at 2014 NAB
Hilio D12 and T12 Redefine the Power of LED Illumination
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, will premiere its new Hilio D12 (daylight balanced) and Hilio T12 (tungsten balanced) high light output panels at NAB 2014. The innovative panels provide the light quality, versatility and intensity of an open source fixture, while offering all of the benefits of Litepanels’ proprietary LED fixture design.
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Like-New Equipment for All Facets of Video and Audio Production Available for Purchase or Lease
News: Like-New Equipment for All Facets of Video and Audio Production Available for Purchase or LeaseBexel's Technical Sales & Solutions (TSS) division will showcase its Gold Line of pristine, one-time use broadcast video and audio equipment at NAB 2014. Much of the gear was recently used to cover worldwide sporting events in Sochi, Russia. Bexel's Gold Line includes a plethora of equipment, from camera systems, lenses, accessories and support, to video and audio converters, audio monitoring, speakers, wireless intercom, solid state recorders, microphones, P2 camcorders, and more.
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Bexel TSS Introducing Gold Line at NAB 2014
News: Bexel TSS Introducing Gold Line at NAB 2014Like-New Equipment for All Facets of Video and Audio Production Available for Purchase or Lease
Bexel’s Technical Sales & Solutions (TSS) division will showcase its Gold Line of pristine, one-time use broadcast video and audio equipment at NAB 2014. Much of the gear was recently used to cover worldwide sporting events in Sochi, Russia. Bexel’s Gold Line includes a plethora of equipment, from camera systems, lenses, accessories and support, to video and audio converters, audio monitoring, speakers, wireless intercom, solid state recorders, microphones, P2 camcorders, and more.
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Myanmar’s MRTV Selected Grass Valley’s Broadcast Infrastructure Solutions for Southeast Asian Games International Broadcast Center
MRTV Purchased a Range Of Sophisticated Technologies for Live HD Coverage of the 2013 SEA Games
Grass Valley® supplied Myanmar’s MRTV with a robust solution for the capture and delivery of live HD coverage of the 2013 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. This solution included a sophisticated broadcast infrastructure for MRTV’s International Broadcast Center (IBC), which was designed to enable unilateral broadcast services for the Games. MRTV operates Myanmar’s state-owned satellite television station MRTV. The station airs 12 local channels and 14 regional channels throughout Myanmar, reaching millions of viewers.
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Barry Sandrew of Legend3D Named to International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Board of Governors
News: Barry Sandrew of Legend3D Named to International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Board of GovernorsFounder, Chief Creative Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Leading Creative 3D Studio Appointed to Board by Industry Peers
Legend3D, Inc., an industry pioneer in 2D to 3D conversion technology and services, today announced that Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., the company’s founder, chief creative officer and chief technology officer, has been inducted to the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society (3D Society) Board of Governors. Each year, the organization appoints distinguished industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of 3D and imaging technologies to the society board.
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See Top of the Line Broadcast Equipment From Canon, Sony, Panasonic and More at the Adorama Booth During NAB 2014 and Win Big
Visit Adorama at booth C10548 in Central Hall during NAB to test-drive the hottest gear on the market, plus enter Adorama’s NAB 2014 Great Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win products from Blackmagic, Sony and Convergent Design
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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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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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Best Picture Winner 12 Years A Slave Originated on KODAK Film
Spirit Award Winners Also Have Kodak Moment
In the 86-year history of the Academy Awards®, no best picture winner has ever been made without motion picture film technology – a streak that continued with 12 Years a Slave winning the 2014 Oscar®.
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Five SMPTE® Members Earn Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical Achievement
News: Five SMPTE® Members Earn Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical AchievementFlorian Kainz, Joshua Pines, David Reisner, and David Register Earn Technical Achievement Awards; Peter W. Anderson, ASC Earns Gordon E. Sawyer Award
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that five SMPTE members have been recognized with prestigious awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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Camera Corps Announces Q3 Advanced Compact Robotic Camera
News: Camera Corps Announces Q3 Advanced Compact Robotic CameraCamera Corps has chosen NAB 2014 as the launch venue for a major advance in robotic camera technology. Developed from the multiple-award-winning Q-Ball, the new Q3 incorporates double the zoom power, a higher specification camera and a greatly expanded feature set. It is compatible with multiple serial data formats including IP plus Camera Corps own audio-based data system.
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Sony U.S. Electronics Announces Organization Restructure
Sony Electronics today announced plans to restructure its organization to maintain its competitiveness in an evolving consumer electronics market.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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Litepanels Offers New Sola 4 Traveler Kit
News: Litepanels Offers New Sola 4 Traveler KitComplete LED Fresnel Lighting Kit and Upgraded 1x1 LS Traveler Kits Now Available
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, has announced the release of its new Sola 4 Traveler Kit™. Designed specifically to accommodate the needs of shooters and productions on the go, the Sola 4 Traveler Kit includes three Sola 4 LED Fresnel fixtures in a rugged, ergonomically designed, trolley-style hard case.
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Adorama Becomes the First, Exclusive Reseller of SmallHD Video Gear
Find the full SmallHD line of On-Camera Monitors and Camera Equipment at Adorama in Store and Online, also available through the Adorama Rental Co. Rent-to-Buy Program
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, today announced it will be the first reseller of SmallHD production equipment. SmallHD is best known for its affordable and professional high-definition monitor solutions. Most recently, the manufacturer released its new DP-7 Pro line of on-camera monitors, which includes three different models with real-time 3D LUTs. LUTs, or Lookup Tables, allow filmmakers to apply custom looks created in any color-grading suite to footage in the field. Offering a variety of options to suit a wide spectrum of filmmakers with differing budgets, SmallHD’s DP-7 Pro models feature OLED (organic LED), “eye-saving” high-bright or the cost-effective yet powerful LCD. Customers can purchase these and more products from SmallHD at Adorama today, or rent SmallHD equipment through the Adorama Rental Company.
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Canon Announces New Firmware Updates for Cinema Cameras and Camcorders along with Optional Cinema EOS C300 Camera Dual Pixel AF Upgrade
Announcements Include a New Canon RC-V100 Remote Control and Firmware Updates for Peripheral Illumination Correction Support and Continuous Recording for EOS C100 Video Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced a variety of performance updates for cameras in its Cinema EOS and XF professional camcorder line. Announced today is a new optional feature upgrade for the EOS C300 Cinema camera which will support Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus (AF) technology and enable continuous autofocusing with the entire line of Canon EF lenses and optimized for Canon’s stepping motor (STM) line of lenses when used with the EOS C300 camera. This optional feature upgrade is expected to be available in May 2014 for a cost of $500.00 and will require the EOS C300 camera body to be shipped to an authorized Canon service center for installation.
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SMPTE® Announces Second Annual Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference
SMPTE and SCIEN Partner Again to Produce Popular Conference, Scheduled for June 17-18 at Stanford University
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that, working once again with the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN), the Society will produce the second annual "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference. Scheduled for June 17-18 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, Calif., the conference will explore the technology, creative, and business requirements for delivering a compelling, high-quality, monetizable entertainment experience over the Web.
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SMPTE® Issues Call for Papers for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Organization Accepts Technical Paper Abstracts Online Through June 20
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today issued a call for papers for the prestigious SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Oct. 21-23 in Hollywood, Calif. This conference is the premier annual technology event covering current and future developments in media technology, content creation, image and sound, over-the-top, and the allied arts and sciences.
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Fox Sports Relies on Fujinon Cabrios for Close Calls at Superbowl and NFL Season; TO Capture Race Action at Upcoming Daytona 500
News: Fox Sports Relies on Fujinon Cabrios for Close Calls at Superbowl and NFL Season; TO Capture Race Action at Upcoming Daytona 500FOX Sports has adopted what the network considers a ‘best of breed’ 4K imaging system for its NFL regular season coverage and this month’s Super Bowl XLVII coverage – the Sony F55 CineAlta digital motion picture camera paired with a FUJINON PL 85-300mm Cabrio lens. The combination has been so successful, FOX Sports will use two of its F55/Cabrio pairings to capture close up shots during NASCAR’s Daytona 500 on February 23rd and coverage from Budweiser SpeedWeek events leading up to the big race, marking the first time the network will employ the duo for its auto racing coverage.
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Flashpoint’s New Blast Pack Portable Battery with Interchangeable Modules Now Available Exclusively at Adorama
Perfect For Photographers On Location, The Portable, Durable And Lightweight Blast Pack Battery Offers Lightning-Fast Recycle Times And Is Compatible With Most Leading Strobe Flashes
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, recently released the new Flashpoint Blast Pack Battery. A very lightweight and portable battery pack with interchangeable lithium 4500 mAh battery modules, the Blast Pack provides up to 1800 shots at full power per battery charge. With an incredible recycle time of just two seconds at full power and nearly continuous at lower power outputs, the Blast Pack also offers dual flash output, allowing for two different units to operate simultaneously with no energy loss to either flash.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Revs Up TV Tribuna’s Mobile Broadcasting Capabilities With Its Portable HD Transmitters
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Revs Up TV Tribuna’s Mobile Broadcasting Capabilities With Its Portable HD TransmittersStation Becomes First Brazilian Broadcaster to Purchase and Deploy Technology Designed for Motorcycle and Small Vehicle Applications
When TV Tribuna was looking to enhance its mobile broadcasting capabilities, the Brazilian affiliate of Rede Globo turned to Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment and markets. TV Tribuna, worked with Videodata, a leading Brazilian systems integrator and equipment supplier, to outfit its smaller sized vehicles, such as motorcycles, with IMT’s Nucomm CPTx-II Compact Portable Transmitters), enabling the station to broadcast from remote and harder to reach locations. TV Tribuna also added RF Central VClip microLite HD Transmitters (VMLT) to its ENG gear in order to give its reporters the flexibility and mobility needed to more thoroughly cover local sporting events.
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Columbus’ Crew Stadium Upgrades Control Room with Grass Valley Solutions for Live Soccer Coverage
LDX cameras, K2 Dyno Replay System, EDIUS Editing Software, and GV Director Nonlinear Live Production System Combine to Deliver Exceptional In-Stadium Coverage for Major League Soccer Games
The Ohio-based Columbus Crew soccer club today announced it has chosen two LDX Flex™ advanced imaging cameras, a K2 Dyno® S-based Replay System, the GV Director™ Nonlinear Live Production System, EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing software, and a Concerto™ routing switcher from Grass Valley® to outfit the control room and manage content for its new, state-of-the-art video boards being installed at its home venue, Crew Stadium. Built in 1999, the 20,000-seat stadium is the first soccer-specific venue built for a professional soccer team in the United States.
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LumaForge, Canon USA , Seiki and Corning Inc. to Demonstrate High Performance 4K/UHDTV Workflow
Combining the 4K resolution of Canon’s EOS C500 camera with the stunning detail of Seiki’s 65-inch UHDTV and Corning’s optical Thunderbolt™ cabling, LumaForge will demonstrate a high performance 4K video workflow at the annual HPA Tech Retreat.
At the annual Tech Retreat of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) to be held in Palm Springs on February 17th through 21st, 2014, LumaForge, Canon, Seiki and Corning will present a highly efficient and cost-effective 4K workflow for the capture, finishing and display of UHDTV content.
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2014 NAB Show Preview: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) Booth L30
SMPTE at The 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from and engage with leading figures in the motion picture business. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, the digital library, the success of the past year's educational conferences, and new products including the CamWhite pocket chart for white-balancing. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through both scholarships and social events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular ice cream social, which last year drew 70 students, and at the SMPTE booth.
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Key Media Industry Organizations Launch Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability
Task Force Sponsored by NABA, AMWA, SMPTE, IABM, 4As, ANA, and EBU Seeks Contributions to New User-Requirements Survey
The launch of the Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability was announced today by its sponsors, the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM), American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's), and Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is participating as an observer.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (Imt) Provides Gold-Medal Support For Russian Broadcast Coverage Of Winter And Paralympic Games
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (Imt) Provides Gold-Medal Support For Russian Broadcast Coverage Of Winter And Paralympic GamesWireless Camera Transmitter and Newscaster DR2 Diversity Receiver Deliver Unprecedented Coverage for Major International Winter Sports Competitions
As people from around the world are gathered in Sochi, Russia, for the Winter Games and Paralympic Games in March, Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, is supporting various Russian broadcast entities covering the events with more than 30 Nucomm CamPac2 wireless camera systems (CP2). The system comprises the CamPac2 camera-mounted transmitter and Newscaster DR2 diversity receiver, Sony RPS (Remote Paint System) camera control and digital voice intercom package. The wireless system is one of the most reliable go-to links on the market, delivering consistent, solid coverage.
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Litepanels Announces Opening of Expanded Headquarters
New Facility Supports Business Growth for LED Lighting Leader
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, has opened the doors of its new facility in Chatsworth, Calif. Significantly larger than the company’s previous headquarters, Litepanels made the move to a bigger footprint to support the growing demand for their proprietary LED technology in the production and broadcast communities.
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iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 3: Dave Whitehead, Master of Audio for Sound Design
News: iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 3: Dave Whitehead, Master of Audio for Sound DesignDave Whitehead is a part of the multi-award-winning audio team at New Zealand’s Park Road Post Production, with credits that include "Elysium," the "Lord of The Rings" series and most recently, "The Hobbit." In a job where creativity on a deadline is standard, Whitehead is constantly being challenged to find new solutions to keep things fresh. Read on to find out why iZotope plug-ins like RX 3 and Iris have earned a spot in his permanent arsenal of audio tools.
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NBC Olympics' Production Of The 2014 Winter Games In Sochi To Utilize Sony HD Broadcast Equipment
F55 4K Cameras, XDCAM HD Camcorders and Decks, HDC Studio Cameras, MVS Switchers and HD Displays Support NBC's Coverage to the United States
Sony will provide a range of HD production technology to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi,Russia, from Feb. 6 to 23.
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NBC Olympics’ Production Of The 2014 Olympic Winter Games In Sochi To Utilize More Than 70 HDTV Field, Portable, And Studio Lenses From Canon
Canon Lenses to Help Enable NBC Olympics to Provide Viewers with Outstanding HDTV Picture Quality and Long-Zoom Image Detail During its Coverage of 2014 Sochi Winter Games
Canon U.S.A., Inc., has been selected to provide HDTV portable, field, and studio lenses to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its presentation of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from February 6-23. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, Senior Vice President, Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Larry Thorpe, senior fellow, Professional Engineering & Solutions division of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line Of Best-Selling RF Central microLite Transmitters At CABSAT 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line Of Best-Selling RF Central microLite Transmitters At CABSAT 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at CABSAT 2014 (Hall 8, Stand B8-21). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF CentralmicroLite HD camera-back transmitters including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
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Fraunhofer IIS’ easyDCP Now Available in Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 10 to Enhance the Post-Production Workflow
Blackmagic Design’s post-production suite is now enhanced with generation, encryption and playback of digital cinema packages thanks to easyDCP plug-ins from Fraunhofer IIS
Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, and Blackmagic Design, a world leader in digital TV and film technology, announces the general availability of Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 10 with the core functionality of Fraunhofer IIS’ department of Moving Picture Technologies’ easyDCP software suite. This integration provides the ability to easily generate, encrypt and play back digital cinema packages (DCP).
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Adorama Introduces the Flashpoint Powerstation 800 Li-On Portable Power Pack
Power up anywhere and everywhere with Flashpoint’s Powerstation 800, the newest portable powerhouse on the market for on-the-go photographers
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, recently released its new Flashpoint Powerstation 800 Li-On Portable Power Pack. The Powerstation 800 redefines mobile power for location shooters. Now, peak energy demands from studio flashes and constant-draw appliances are no problem at any location with this supercharged battery that converts stored lithium energy into pure sine wave 120v AC power.
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2014 Sony World Photography Awards Professional, Open And Youth Shortlists Announced
News: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Professional, Open And Youth Shortlists AnnouncedRecord number of entries – 139,554 images from 166 countries worldwide Fresh and ground-breaking contemporary imagery by international photographers Shortlisted work to go on show at London’s Somerset House in May
The shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions, is revealed today by the World Photography Organisation. Photographers from 166 countries submitted nearly 140,000 images, the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history. From the submissions the judges have selected an eclectic shortlist representing the very finest in international contemporary photography from the past 12 months.
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Canon 4K Cinema EOS-1D C Digital SLR Camera and L-Series Lenses Enable the Simultaneous Creation of a TV Commercial During a Fashion Photography Shoot
News: Canon 4K Cinema EOS-1D C Digital SLR Camera and L-Series Lenses Enable the Simultaneous Creation of a TV Commercial During a Fashion Photography ShootThe deadline and budget were tight. The client – a leading maker of iconic, affordable jeans – wanted stills and a beautifully photographed film-style location-shoot commercial turned around in one day. Christopher Laughter, a director at the Los Angeles-based creative content production company Snackhaus, knew that the session, depicting a young woman’s quiet contemplations in a rustic cabin, would require a camera capable of providing superb still and motion-image quality, as well as minimal downtime between setups. This meant there would have to be minimal lighting adjustments, versatility, and mobility from take-to-take in order to make the deadline. “Thrilling our clients and exceeding their expectations is something we constantly strive for,” said Laughter. “These days that seems to get harder and harder as budgets get smaller and smaller. Any time we can find ways to increase our creative capabilities and deliver great results for our clients, we’re quick to act.”
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Grass Valley Demonstrates Commitment to Middle East Region With Strong Presence at CABSAT 2014
Solidifies regional footprint – expands local team, installs high-end Dubai demonstration facility, and launches Arabic website Displays GV Director, LDX Compact, and K2 media server offerings to the Middle East region
To build upon its success generated in the Middle East region in 2013, Grass Valley® will showcase a range of broadcast and media solutions at CABSAT 2014, held March 11-13 at the World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE. Spanning across two levels and designed for maximum impact, Grass Valley’s stand (A5-20, Hall 5) will house its robust and growing product suite, including production switchers, cameras, editing software, and more, and provide a VIP atmosphere for meetings away from the busy show floor.
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Bling Digital to Host Panel on Post On Demand at Vancouver’s Digital Days Event
Emerging workflow technologies that are revolutionizing film and television post-production will be the focus of panel discussion hosted by SIM Digital’s Bling Digital unit as part of the 2nd Digital Days Conference and Expo in Burnaby, British Columbia.
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MOG Technologies teamed up with Active Circle Archive Solutions
Seamlessly managing your media contents, from ingest into archiving.
OG technologies, the worldwide supplier for both centralized ingest solutions and MXF development tools has today announced a partnership with archive solutions provider Active Circle.
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New Corporate Slogan For The Fujifilm Group: Value From Innovation
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of its original founding, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation has created on a new corporate slogan, “Value from Innovation.” Beginning this month, the Fujifilm Group will adopt the slogan for its global operations.
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SMPTE to Offer CCNA Security Along With Full Slate of CCNA Routing and Switching Courses in 2014
Intensive Courses Offer Unique Opportunity to Learn How to Address Critical Networking Security Concerns
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the addition of CCNA Security to the Society's current roster of Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) virtual course offerings. The SMPTE Professional Development Academy offers this intensive 12-week virtual course along with the four CCNA Routing and Switching courses — Introduction to Networks (CCNA1), Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA2), Scaling Networks (CCNA3), and Connecting Networks (CCNA4) — through the SMPTE Virtual Classroom.
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Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Jeremy Selan Receives Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for OpenColorIO from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
News: Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Jeremy Selan Receives Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for OpenColorIO from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and SciencesSony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) is pleased to announce that Jeremy Selan, the facility’s Imaging Supervisor, will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for his role in developing the open source color management framework OpenColorIO.
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Grass Valley Supplies Auviso with Flexible and Scalable Camera Solutions
Switzerland-based technical service provider drives ultimate camera flexibility with the purchase of LDX Premiére cameras and XCU eXchangeable control units
auviso audio visual solutions, a technical service provider in Lucerne, Switzerland, has purchased four LDX Première™ advanced imaging cameras and XCU Elite™ eXchangeable Control Units with triax transmission from Grass Valley® to ensure ultimate camera flexibility for the variety of rental and staging services it provides to its varied client base. Working in tandem, the LDX cameras and XCU base stations provide auviso’s clients with a versatile solution for capturing creative images across a range of productions and venues.
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BenQ Appoints FineEye Color Solutions as Official Distributor for PG Color Management Monitor Series
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of professional graphics monitors, today announced the appointment of FineEye Color Solutions of Grand Rapids, Mich., as an official distributor for the BenQ Professional Graphics (PG) series of certified color management monitors. Following the successful launch of the PG2401PT in Sept. 2013, BenQ is extending its commitment to serving digital imaging, graphics, and print media professionals with superior products and support.
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SMPTE Updates SMPTE-TT Standard and Recommended Practices to Assure Interoperability
Update to 2010 Versions of SMPTE-TT Documents Includes Essential Corrections and Clarification, Adds New RP for CEA-708 Mapping
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the standards and recommended practices governing the SMPTE Timed Text (SMPTE-TT) caption format have been updated with critical corrections and edits that improve clarity and assure interoperability. SMPTE also has released a new recommended practice that addresses Consumer Electronics Association 708 (CEA-708) mapping.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Appoints Alvin Taveras As Business Development Manager, Sports & Entertainment
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Appoints Alvin Taveras As Business Development Manager, Sports & EntertainmentIntegrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, is pleased to announce that Alvin Taveras has been named to the position of Business Development Manager, Sports & Entertainment.
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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Digital Cameras, EOS 5D Mark III Cameras and EOS 7D DSLR Cameras Deliver the Imaging Performance, Convenience, and Compact Size Needed by a Versatile Director
News: Canon Cinema EOS C300 Digital Cameras, EOS 5D Mark III Cameras and EOS 7D DSLR Cameras Deliver the Imaging Performance, Convenience, and Compact Size Needed by a Versatile Director“It all comes down to telling great stories,” asserted filmmaker Matt Ogens. “There are different types of stories, and the nature of the story itself may change how I capture it on film. To decide on that, I collaborate with a director of photography (DP) and ask what type of camera he or she thinks is best for each project from a creative perspective, but sometimes the reality of a budget may also dictate what cameras are available to me. We will discuss the look I want for the story and then the DP and I will choose the camera.” A specialist in directing commercials and documentaries, Ogens revealed that his latest projects have relied on the features and attributes of the Cinema EOS C300 digital cameras, EOS 5D Mark III cameras and EOS 7D Digital SLR cameras from Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Panasonic’s Development Of In-Camera Chromatic Aberration Compensation Honored With An Emmy® Award For Technology & Engineering Achievement
News: Panasonic’s Development Of In-Camera Chromatic Aberration Compensation Honored With An Emmy® Award For Technology & Engineering AchievementLast evening, Panasonic Corporation was presented with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The honor was conferred upon Panasonic in recognition of the company’s development of In-Camera Electronic Compensation for Lateral Chromatic Aberrations in External Lenses. Kunihiko Miyagi, Managing Director of Panasonic’s Imaging Business Division, accepted the Emmy Award at a presentation at The Bellagio Hotel as part of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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RealD TrueImage™ Image Enhancement Technology Debuts With ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’
Image Processing System Delivers More Immersive and Lifelike 2D and 3D Visuals Conveying a Filmmaker’s True Creative Aesthetic
RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) has announced that the company’s new 2D and 3D image enhancement technology, RealD TrueImage™, has been utilized during post-production of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM). RealD TrueImage™ eliminates artifacts commonly associated with digital and film based capture through a proprietary process, resulting in higher quality imagery which is more detailed, lifelike and a more accurate reflection of a filmmaker’s intent.
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SMPTE U.K. Regional Seminar To Focus On Effective Use Of IP Networks For Digital Media Workflows
Seminar Will Pack IP Technology Essentials for All Media Professionals Into Engaging One-Day Events 11 and 12 Feb. in London and Salford
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it is bringing its "Digital Media: Production to Distribution Using IP" seminar to the U.K. in February. Led by SMPTE Fellow Bruce Devlin and Ben Davenport of AmberFin on 11 Feb. in London and 12 Feb. in Salford, the U.K. Regional Seminar will address the use of media over IT networks in both streaming and file-based workflows.
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Tiffen Exposes Its New 10-Stop Neutral Density Filter at CES 2014
Inventive 10-stop ND filter along with the highly popular Variable ND filter give image-makers maximum control
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, is showcasing at CES 2014 in booth C9143 its latest innovative 10-stop filter labeled Tiffen ND 3.0. At the same time, the company will feature its enormously popular Variable Neutral Density filter. “When it comes to optical development, Tiffen is at the helm of the industry. The development of the new ND 3.0 filter is part of our planned program of ongoing innovation, which enables us to remain firmly ‘ahead of the curve’ in the field of optical accessories,” states Steve Tiffen, President and CEO. “We work closely with image-makers, listening to their needs and responding with forward-thinking products that help them create the world’s greatest images. At CES, we are showcasing several filter innovations rolling out this year.”
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Tiffen’s New Steadicam CURVE Captures the Action and Attention of GoPro HERO Users
News: Tiffen’s New Steadicam CURVE Captures the Action and Attention of GoPro HERO UsersStaying ahead of the CURVE using Steadicam’s camera stabilization system, the GoPro HERO camera community adds Steadicam Hollywood image magic to its movie making
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, today announced the availability of its new Steadicam® CURVE™ for GoPro® HERO® camera stabilizer system.
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HPA Tech Retreat Celebrates 20 Years Of Inquiry And Illumination
Industry Thought Leaders and Technology Mavens Head Back to Palm Springs for Thoughtful Exploration of an Industry in Transition
For the past twenty years, the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) Tech Retreat® has gathered a veritable who's who in engineering, technology, creativity, and strategic business together for a structured yet informal meeting of the minds; where top industry leaders engaged in all aspects of production, distribution, post production, film, television, web and related endeavors, gather in an environment conducive to the exchange of knowledge and information. This year's 20th Anniversary confab promises all of that and more from February 17-21, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells near Palm Springs, CA.
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Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolights and Lighting Kits Offer the Perfect Combination of Price, Power and Features
Discover Adorama’s New Line Of High-Quality Professional Flash Monolights For Superb Results At Unbeatable, Budget-Friendly Prices
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, recently released its new Flashpoint Budget Studio family of monolights and lighting kits. The ideal lighting solution for the photographer who seeks budget-friendly off-camera lighting options without compromising flash quality, Flashpoint Budget Studio monolights and lighting kits offer the right price combined with incredible power and features to stand out as a frontrunner in the lighting market. With options of 120, 160 and 300 watt-seconds, the AC-powered monolights recycle rapidly with little amp draw. The lightweight monolights can be used on household circuits without blowing fuses or paired with Adorama’s new Flashpoint Power Station, making them the ideal on-the-go lighting solution for any photographer.
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10th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners
The LA 3-D Club is pleased to announce the winners of The 10th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 13th-15th, 2013, at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles.
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"
News: Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"Re-creating the past can be challenging for filmmakers, especially when tasked to duplicate the look of a particular time in history for a period movie. Add a tight budget, cramped locations, and underwater photography, and you have the situation James Chressanthis, ASC, faced as cinematographer for the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham." Based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, the film depicts a fictional family’s 1963 road trip intersecting with an actual terrorist bombing during the civil-rights era. To help with some of the film’s challenging production requirements, Chressanthis used two EOS C300 Digital Cinema cameras and EF-series lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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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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CIMM and SMPTE Issue Industrywide RFI
Groups Solicit Industry Input on Approaches to Binding Unique Content Identifiers to Media Establishment of a UPC for All Professional Program Content and Ads Moves Forward
The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced they have issued a formal industrywide Request for Information (RFI) seeking technologies for the optimal open-standard technical solution for binding Ad-ID and Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) coding to all advertising and program content assets.
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New Videos Detail Proper Way To Remove And Mount A Fujinon Digital Servo Drive And Unique Features Of New PL 14-35MM Zoom
Two new videos from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation – one describing the proper way to remove and mount a digital servo drive and the other on the benefits and features of the company’s new Premier PL 14-35mm Cabrio wide-angle zoom [ZK2.5x14] – are now available.
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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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Indiana’s Ball State University Selects Grass Valley Live Production Solutions for Sports Coverage
End-to-end solution enables ultimate camera flexibility with engaging replays and highlights
Grass Valley® has supplied Ball State University, located in Muncie, IN, with a live production solution that provides University staff the flexibility and versatility to capture more appealing and creative footage from sporting events held at the school’s Scheumann Stadium and Worthen Arena. The solution includes six LDX Flex™ advanced imaging cameras with XCU™ (eXchangeable Control Units) Twin base stations which support fiber as well as triax, and two K2 Dyno® Replay Systems.
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SMPTE Announces Leadership for Key 2014 Events
Planning Begins for 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema, SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, and Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the individuals who will lead program organization and execution for the 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, and Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference.
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Computer Modules, Inc. Changes Name of QZEO division to ImageOps
Computer Modules, Inc., of San Diego announced today that they have changed the name of the imaging division from QZEO to ImageOps.
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SMPTE 2012 Annual Technical Conference & ExhibitionSMPTE 2012 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Ryan Salazar brings us highlights from SMPTE's annual convention - three days of highly-technical sessions with the industry's top masters, hosted by the accredited industry standards-setting body, which is also the industry's leading nonprofit association providing technology education and information to the motion imaging industry.
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Meduza Systems Poised to Roll Out Single Body 3D CameraMeduza Systems Poised to Roll Out Single Body 3D Camera
While running with the bulls for a 3D shoot, filmmaker Chris Cary realized there was no camera system that was compact and flexible enough for his needs. The answer? Cary and Jonathan Kitzen enlisted imaging scientist Matt Whelan to design a stereographic camera in one body. Find out how they designed the camera that they hope will make 3D filmmaking as easy as 2D.
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Remembering Takuo Miyagishima, Panavision InnovatorRemembering Takuo Miyagishima, Panavision Innovator
Takuo Miyagishima was both the spirit of Panavision and the creator of innumerable camera, lens and accessory inventions that include Primo anamorphic lenses, Panaflex camera system and the Super Panatar projection lens. This tribute illuminates some of the accomplishments of this imaging innovator, and the influence he has had on over 50 years of filmmaking.
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Photoshop CS5: High Dynamic Range ImagingPhotoshop CS5: High Dynamic Range Imaging
In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to achieve high dynamic range imaging using new features in Photoshop CS5.
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90% of People Have Only Taken a Photo with a Camera Phone in Their Lifetime?
As I was browsing my Twitter feed… the following infographic popped up. Keeping in mind that infographics are created by marketing people most often, you have to take these facts with a grain of salt…   The ad (I mean infographic) is for a new Windows model of a smartphone....
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Don't Miss the Next Photofocus Hangout About Photoshop
An Insiders’ Look at Photoshop and the Future of Imaging Friday, December 20, 2013 1:00 PM EST - 2:30 PM EST Melissa Niu and Rich Harrington from Photofocus host two of the top experts in digital imaging. We've got Bryan O'Neil Hughes who's the Senior Product Manager, Adobe Photoshop and...
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Combining Blur Gallery Filters
Want to learn about the Blur Gallery? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to combine blur gallery filters in Adobe Photoshop. Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals Follow Me on Twitter or...
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Photoshop CS5: High Dynamic Range Imaging
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Episode #030 - April 13, 2006
Episode 030 - Automotive CG Imaging with Matt Weng, Boris Blue, SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 4, Instant HD, first HD DVD movies, Sony blur-free camera, Adobe InDesign Layer Groups and more creative tech news, interviews and reports - www.creativecow.net
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