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LEVA Celebrates 25th Annual Conference, Explores Multimedia Evidence Technologies
The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) will explore several aspects of today’s growing world of digital evidence during the 2014 LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium, which runs Oct. 6-10 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This year’s five-day event is the nonprofit organization’s 25th annual conference, which has been hosted by cities across the United States and Canada.
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Bexel Purchased Grass Valley LDX Cameras and Kayenne Switchers Used During 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
News: Bexel Purchased Grass Valley LDX Cameras and Kayenne Switchers Used During 2014 FIFA World Cup in BrazilGrass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied 30 LDX Première advanced imaging cameras to Bexel, a leading provider of high-end audio and video equipment rentals, production gear and fiber services, for coverage of the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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Cambridge Imaging Systems Previews Next-Gen Imagen System and Demonstrates Seamless Integration with Partners at IBC 2014
News: Cambridge Imaging Systems Previews Next-Gen Imagen System and Demonstrates Seamless Integration with Partners at IBC 2014Partnerships with Quantum, Spectra Logic and Microsoft Enable Customers to Build Scalable, Secure Workflows
At IBC 2014, Cambridge Imaging Systems will preview the new version of Imagen, the world-class media management and publishing solution, as well as demonstrating strong relationships with companies including Microsoft, Quantum and Spectra Logic that will help users to create scalable, secure end-to-end workflows. The company will discuss these partnerships and present demonstrations of Imagen 3.4 at IBC 2014 on Stand 6.C23.
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HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
'Making Do With More' Event at Hollywood's Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators
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 SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will feature a pre-conference event — the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) and titled "Making Do With More." The daylong event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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Flashpoint’s LED Lights Are the Newest Lighting Collection for Photo and Video Available Exclusively at Adorama
The SpeedLight Partner, the VariAngle and other LED Lighting Solutions Available in Standard and Bi-Color Options Make Up This Energy-Efficient Lighting Collection for DSLR and Video Camera Imaging
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is now selling a brand new line of Flashpoint LED lights designed for both camera and stand-mounted use. New photography and videography lights from Flashpoint include the SpeedLight Partner and the VariAngle light, as well as a collection of LED lights in both standard and bi-color options. New stand-mounted lights include various models of circular and panel lights. These Flashpoint LED lights are available exclusively in store at Adorama and online.
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Canon Broadcast Lenses, Digital SLR Cameras and Lenses are Top Choice Among Imaging Professionals Covering The Soccer Tournament in Brazil
Canon Follows Up on Their Strong Showing at February’s Big Game in New Jersey With Widespread Use by Imaging Professionals at the Soccer Tournament in Brazil
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon broadcast lenses were the most widely used broadcast lenses covering the matches of the recent Soccer Tournament in Brazil. Furthermore, the professional photographers tasked with capturing the riveting goals, ravenous fans, colorful scenery and nail-biting moments of the soccer matches utilized Canon DSLR cameras and lenses more than any other brand*.
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IBC2014 Preview, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
Technical Sessions, SMPTE members will lead a variety of sessions during the IBC2014 exhibition. The Society will offer "Laser Projectors Part 1: Seeing is Believing" and "Laser Projectors Part 2: Is the Devil in the Details?" as part of the IBC Big Screen Experience. Produced and chaired by Peter Ludé, past president of SMPTE, the session will address the impact of laser projection technology on digital cinema and provide a look at breathtaking images shown on the Big Screen Experience's 6-Primary laser projection system from Christie.
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Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide Audience
News: Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses Enable Filmmakers to Bring the Narrative Dramatic Tale of a Troubled South American Community’s Struggle to a Worldwide AudienceEquatorial heat and humidity, sporadic electrical service, and a modest budget were just a few of the challenges that director Josef Wladyka and writer/DP Alan Blanco faced while filming their feature "Manos Sucias" (Dirty Hands) among the impoverished fishing villages of Colombia’s Pacific coast. They also filmed in the jungle and aboard small boats in rough seas, all while needing to keep a low profile in a dangerous region. Wladyka and Blanco met all of these challenges with the help of compact EOS C300 Cinema cameras and professional lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Filmed completely on location, "Manos Sucias" is a drama depicting the perils of two fishermen coerced into towing an underwater narco-torpedo up the Pacific coast of Colombia.
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Rent the RED Epic Dragon Sensor Camera From Adorama Rental Co Today
The Industry’s Hottest New 6K Digital Still and Motion Camera is Now Available from Adorama Rental Co; Filmmakers can get Their Hands on the RED Epic Dragon Sensor Camera with Mounts Compatible for Leica-M, Canon EF, Nikon and PL Lenses Starting at Just $910
Adorama Rental Co (ARC), the industry source for professional cinematographers, videographers and photographers, is now renting out the RED Epic Dragon Sensor digital cinema camera. The brand new 6K RED Dragon® sensor allows filmmakers to capture over 9x more pixels than HD, while 19 MP packs in detail beyond belief. The RED Epic is helmed as a groundbreaking still and motion camera that can capture up to 100 frames per second at full resolution, translating into thousands of chances to capture the perfect image.
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Bexel Expands Inventory with $13 Million Investment to Support 2014 FIFA World Cup™ and Beyond
Company Upgrades Key Products to Service US Rights Holders' Host Coverage
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, recently completed a major inventory upgrade to support the company’s extensive installations for both the Spanish and English-speaking U.S. rights holders at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The $13 million investment increases Bexel’s service offering of products in several key areas, including camera systems, switchers and routers, and servers.
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Flashpoint and Glow Brands Win Best in Show Awards From "Professional Photographer Magazine"
The Flashpoint PowerStation PS-800 and Glow Grand Softbox, Available Exclusively at Adorama, are Recognized as “Best in Show” Power Pack and Light Modifier by a Panel of Leading Photography Professionals
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, today announced two of its exclusive brands – Flashpoint and Glow – have each been named Best in Show winners in the annual Hot One Awards from "Professional Photographer" magazine. The 2014 awards honor the Flashpoint PowerStation PS-800 as the industry’s best power pack and Glow Grand Softbox as best light modifier. Judged by some of the most experienced and well-regarded photographers in the business, the Hot One Awards are awarded to industry leaders in photography gear and services, and based on exceptional quality, innovation, design, performance and, where applicable, value for price.
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Professional Photographer Magazine Honors The Tiffen Company With Two 2014 Hot One Awards
Winning in the lens filter category is the Tiffen Diffusion Effect Filters for DSLRs while Steadicam SOLO takes the award for best HDSLR stabilizer
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, has been awarded two Hot One awards from Professional Photographer. The revered magazine recognizes Tiffen’s Diffusion Effect Filters for DSLRs in 2014’s best lens filter category and Steadicam SOLO as the year’s best HDSLR stabilizer.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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Deluxe To Serve As The First Mastering Facility For Dolby® Vision
Deluxe Dedicates Burbank Suite to Dolby Mastering Service
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has been chosen by Dolby as the first facility offering state-of-the-art mastering for Dolby Vision.
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SMPTE® Announces Launch of New Pittsburgh Section
New Section Will Bring New Resources and Opportunities to SMPTE Members in Increasingly Active Northeast Hub
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 formation of a new SMPTE Section in Pittsburgh. The new Section will offer existing and potential SMPTE members in the Pittsburgh area valuable educational programs, technical expertise, and networking opportunities. The formation of the group was spearheaded by local SMPTE Fellows George Hoover, CTO at NEP; John Luff, television technology consultant at HD Consulting; and Diversified Systems CEO Karl Paulsen.
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Bexel Scores with FIFA World Cup Games
With almost a third of the world’s population predicted to tune in to watch one or more of the FIFA World Cup soccer matches, the tournament has become one of the biggest international broadcasts of all time. So when the English speaking U.S. broadcast rights holder wanted to build temporary studio production facilities in Rio de Janeiro, they turned to Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions.
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Canon Powershot N Digital Camera Honored With The Bronze International Design Excellence Award
News: Canon Powershot N Digital Camera Honored With The Bronze International Design Excellence AwardCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today recognizes that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced the Company’s PowerShot N digital camera (released in April 2013) has been recognized with the Bronze International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the Entertainment category by the Industrial Designers Society of America.
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Canon Launches New Optics Microsite
News: Canon Launches New Optics MicrositeCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce a new microsite devoted to helping people understand the incredible power they can access when they look at the world through the right lens. While a DSLR camera body is a very important creative tool, lenses help photographers of all levels realize their artistic vision. This microsite will help consumers grow creatively and expand their photographic tools beyond kit lenses.
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"American Cinematographer" Announces Changes to Editorial Staff Longtime Editor Stephen Pizzello Assumes Dual Roles
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has appointed Stephen Pizzello to serve as editor-in-chief and publisher of its flagship magazine "American Cinematographer." Other editorial appointments include the promotions of Jon Witmer to managing editor, and Rachael Bosley to managing director of the ASC’s website (theasc.com) and social media channels. Andrew Fish has been brought on to serve as associate editor, and Kelly Brinker is the magazine’s new photo editor.
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Joseph Cornwall, CTS-D, ISF-C, FOI, DSCE Named InfoComm Educator of the Year
InfoComm International®, the leading professional audiovisual trade association, presented its Educator of the Year Award to Joseph Cornwall, CTS-D®, ISF-C, FOI, DSCE. The award was presented at the InfoComm 2014, the top annual commercial audiovisual trade show taking place June 14-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
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SMPTE and Hollywood Post Alliance Reveal Plans to Merge
SMPTE Will Begin Providing Administrative Support for HPA in First Step Toward May 2015 Merger
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 plans for a new partnership with the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA). The partnership will begin with SMPTE providing administrative support to HPA, and it is expected to culminate in the merger of the two organizations by May 2015.
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NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CC
News: NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CCNew NVIDIA GPU-Powered Features Also Now Shipping In Adobe Creative Cloud Video and Imaging Applications
NVIDIA today announced the first GPU-acceleration of Adobe Illustrator CC -- enabling graphic artists to seamlessly interact with vector art at any resolution, and to smoothly pan and zoom significantly faster than previously possible. With this new feature powered by NVIDIA GPUs, Illustrator CC can now accelerate the entire canvas by up to 10-times faster(1) than previously possible on Windows 7 or 8-based systems with compatible GPUs.
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2015 Sony World Photography Awards Open for Entries
The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, organised by the World Photography Organisation, are now open for entries.
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Adobe Releases New Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $9.99 Per Month
New Creative Cloud Technology Connects Latest Photography Tools; New Photoshop Mix Debuts for iPad
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Designed for anyone interested in photography, the new plan brings together -- for USD$9.99 per month -- Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, two tools that have fundamentally impacted how photographs and imagery shape our visual culture, as well as Lightroom’s breakthrough mobile apps on iPad and now iPhone. Also introduced today is the all-new Photoshop Mix, a new iPad app that provides access to powerful Photoshop features normally confined to the desktop, enabling compositing and transformative edits while on the go. Built using the new Adobe Creative SDK, Photoshop Mix delivers new levels of Adobe imaging precision and magic to mobile users.
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Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile with New Creative Cloud Connected Apps and Hardware
Sketching, Precision Drawing and Photography Apps Extend Creative Workflow to iPad; SDK Unlocks Over 30 Years of Adobe Innovation for Mobile App Developers
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today unveiled a new suite of mobile apps and complementary hardware that connect Adobe Creative Cloud, the company's flagship offering for creatives worldwide, to iPad. A digital pen, Adobe Ink, and a digital ruler, Adobe Slide, bring true creative freedom and functionality to mobile devices. Adobe Sketch and Adobe Line enable the next generation of sketching and precision drawing on iPad, and are both optimized to support the new hardware. A third app, Adobe Photoshop Mix, offers a new Creative Cloud connected mobile workflow for anyone who wants access to powerful creative imaging tools on their mobile device. Finally, Lightroom mobile is now available for iPhone in addition to iPad, providing the most efficient way to manage and edit images across desktops, mobile devices and the Web.
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Legendary Fisherman Bill Dance Reels In Viewers With HD Images Shot Using Fujinon Lenses
News: Legendary Fisherman Bill Dance Reels In Viewers With HD Images Shot Using Fujinon LensesWhen America's best-known professional fisherman Bill Dance demonstrates his magic touch to TV viewers, his production crew captures the moment with super wide angle lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. A television fixture since 1968, Dance's trademark is his ability to entertain his audience, while he teaches them how they too can land the big fish. His shows, "Bill Dance Outdoors" and "Bill Dance Saltwater," reach a combined total of over 200 million households airing on the NBC Sports Network, Discovery's Destination America, and the Outdoors Channel.
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Eleven New Broadcast and Cinematography Manufacturers Join the Growing Ranks of Adorama Vendors
Tektronix, Cineo, Freefly, Cineped, Bright Tangerine, Wally Dolly, Ikegami, Transvideo, Middle Atlantic, Hive Lighting and Autocue recently added to the Adorama List of Vendors; New Products Now Available Through its Corporate, Government and Education Sales Channels
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is now carrying 11 new manufacturer lines, adding some of the industry’s most renowned brands to the impressive lineup. New cinematography and broadcast products available for purchase through Adorama’s corporate, government and education sales channels, as well as online and in-store through the Adorama Pro department include:
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SMPTE Extends Call for Papers Deadline for SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Announces Registration Opening on June 16
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, has extended the call for papers deadline to July 7 for the prestigious SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, which will take place Oct. 21-23 in Hollywood, California.
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Bexel Takes Univision from Burbank to Brazil for 2014 FIFA World Cup
Company Delivers Complete Broadcast Backbone for Network’s Extensive Coverage from Rio de Janeiro
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, is furnishing a complete production environment for Univision’s broadcast of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Faced with the largest remote production the network has ever undertaken, Univision turned to Bexel to design the system being used in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To ensure that everything will work seamlessly for the month-long summer event, a senior team of engineers, IT experts, and senior executives travelled from Univision’s Miami, Fla., headquarters to Burbank, Calif., to collaborate closely on the process with the team from Bexel.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Range Of Digital Microwave Video Systems Heats Up Broadcastasia 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT)  Range Of Digital Microwave Video Systems Heats Up Broadcastasia 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, brings its state-of-the-art Nucomm and RF Central digital microwave video systems to BroadcastAsia 2014, Asia’s leading event for the broadcast and entertainment industry (Booth #5D1-07).
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The New Grass Valley Sets Future-Ready Live Production Standards at Broadcast Asia 2014
News: The New Grass Valley Sets Future-Ready Live Production Standards at Broadcast Asia 2014The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and the latest addition to the Belden Inc. portfolio of best-in-class communications technology brands, will showcase the future of live production at Broadcast Asia 2014 with the LDX WorldCam advanced imaging camera coupled with the Copperhead transmission, as well as the new LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 1X/3X/6X ultra slow-motion camera combined with the K2 Dyno Replay System.
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ETIA 2014 Exploration Zone to Showcase Holodeck-Inspired Virtual Reality Technology Driving Immersive Entertainment
Conference Session Draws Tech and Creative Visionaries to Discuss Keys to Unleashing Potential of the Interactive, Immersive Entertainment Experience
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, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the new Interactive Exploration Zone at the 2014 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference. The zone will feature developing technologies that are driving the evolution of immersive entertainment experiences. A subsequent evening session, "The Holodeck: Entertainment for the Next Generation," will include an interview with renowned gaming industry creative and executive William "Bing" Gordon of KPCB and a panel discussion including Gordon and other innovators.
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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Deliver Championship Performance for a Feature-Length Documentary
News: Canon Cinema EOS C300 Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Deliver Championship Performance for a Feature-Length DocumentaryDirector Josh Greenbaum’s acclaimed feature documentary "The Short Game" profiles eight talented and engaging young competitors at The World Championships of Junior Golf, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and at their homes in various countries around the world (South Africa, the Philippines, France, China, the United Kingdom and the United States). Filming with the help of 18 Cinema EOS C300 cameras and a variety of lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., "The Short Game" included everything from traditional documentary-style visits to the homes of the eight young golfers for character-based footage, to extensive tournament coverage.
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Brazil’s TV Serra Dourada Turns to Grass Valley for Flexible Camera Solution
Seven LDX Flex Cameras and XCU Base Stations Upgrade Quality of HD News Broadcasts
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that it is providing Brazil’s TV Serra Dourada, located in Goiânia, with a flexible new camera setup that includes seven LDX Flex advanced imaging cameras and seven Elite XCU (eXchangeable Control Unit) base stations with triax transmission as part of the station’s new HD news production workflow.
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International Cinematographers Guild Selects 18th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awardees
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named eight honorees and two honorable mentions for its 18th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The ten short films will be premiered at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 28. A New York premiere will follow on October 26 at the School of Visual Arts.
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The Tiffen Company to Showcase New Products From Steadicam, Domke, DFX and Lowel Lines at 2014 CE Week
Tiffen Will Celebrate This Year’s CE Week Presence with Exclusive Looks at Revered Imaging Accessories and a Special Reception for The Media
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, will be showcasing its celebrated product lineup once again at this year’s CE Week. The industry’s official mid-year conference and new technology showcase, CE Week will be held in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion from June 23rd through June 27th, with line shows and exhibits taking place on June 25th and 26th. Tiffen will be showcasing its award-winning digital imaging accessories at booth #50 with Tiffen technology experts on hand to answer questions and host product demonstrations.
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International Cinematographers Guild to Field Workflow Panel at Cine Gear, June 7
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) is producing a panel discussion on "New Workflow Choices and the Director of Photography" at the 2014 Cine Gear Expo (http://www.cinegearexpo.com/83/) in the Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount Pictures lot this Saturday, June 7, from 10:15-11:30am.
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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SMPTE® Sustaining Member Adder Technology Earns Queen's Award for Enterprise
Winning in Innovation Category, AdderLink Infinity Solution, Enables Users to Connect and Access Content Across Computers Securely via Standard IP Network
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 Adder Technology, a SMPTE sustaining member based in the U.K., has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of innovation. Adder Technology earned the award for its pioneering AdderLink Infinity solution, a hardware-based, digital keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) matrix used for controlling and distributing digital video signals.
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Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color Fixture
News: Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color FixtureCompany Raises the Bar with Next Generation LED Panel Series
Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, is introducing its new ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color panel at Cine Gear Expo (Booth 64) in Los Angeles on June 6-7. Building on the legacy of the company’s original 1x1 fixture, which revolutionized the lighting industry, the ASTRA 1x1 sets a new standard for the form and function of professional LED panels. Following the Litepanels tradition of a one square foot form factor, the ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color offers a light output that is up to four times brighter than the company’s traditional 1x1 Bi-Color fixture, high CRI (Color Rendering Index), and user-selectable active or passive cooling modes.
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Over 3.5 Million Stock Footage Screening Clips Now Accessible Through Footage.net
Footage.net’s Stock Footage Search and Screening Platform Now Includes Over 3.5 Million Screenable Stock Footage Clips and Over Ten Million Records from Many of The World’s Top Footage Archives.
Footage.net (http://www.footage.net) announced today that over 3.5 million preview clips from over forty top footage collections are now available for discovery through its stock footage search and screening platform.
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Adorama Increases Benefits for Photographers Through New VIP Program Perks
Store Photos and Videos Free forLlife through Picturelife, Receive a Complimentary Lesson from Accredited New York Photography School and Get An 8”X8” Photo Book At No Cost From Adoramapix; Enjoy These and More Perks By Joining Adorama’s Updated VIP Program
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, has announced new updates to the popular Adorama VIP program, offering even more perks, savings and exclusive offers than ever before. The VIP program is an indispensable opportunity for photographers to significantly increase the value of their membership, with added benefits from the nationally accredited New York Institute of Photography, AdoramaPix, CreativeLive and Picturelife.
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CANON U.S.A. Announces Canon In Action Tour 2014
News: CANON U.S.A. Announces Canon In Action Tour 2014Educational Roadshow Helps Photographers and Filmmaking Enthusiasts Build Their Skills and Unleash Their Creativity
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has kicked off its Canon In Action Tour, an educational roadshow ideal for advanced amateur DSLR users and filmmaking enthusiasts. The tour includes live-learning seminars and workshops in several major U.S. cities now through November 23, 2014.
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Digital Sputnik Lights Up the Sky at Cine Gear 2014!
News: Digital Sputnik Lights Up the Sky at Cine Gear 2014!Digital Sputnik will light up the sky at Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles with their drone mountable DS LED Light Heli System. In a co-operation with Intuitive Aerial, using their Black Armored Drone, the DS LED Light System offers unparalleled output and flexibility in aerial lighting. Now a small drone is able to carry a lightweight LED light, output equivalent of 1.5kW HMI. This breakthrough creates a new world of possibilities in creative, mobile and flexible lighting for film and television. The system is controllable over WiFi using an iOS app.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Deadline 6.2
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Deadline 6.2Thinkbox Software has launched Deadline 6.2 featuring several enhancements to the software’s established plug-ins and scripts.
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The Steadicam Division of the Tiffen Company Expands Its Collection of Smoothee Stabilizing Options with New Drift Camera Mount
Capture All the Intensity, None of the Bumps With New Drift Camera Mount for Steadicam Smoothee
The Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, has released a new Steadicam Smoothee mount for Drift action cameras, expanding its collection of stabilizer options for filming enthusiasts and professionals. The Steadicam Smoothee, which is featured in the new Apple “Powerful” commercial, lets users capture the action using Drift cameras, without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video. “The Steadicam Smoothee is helping shape a new generation of filmmakers,” comments Steve Tiffen, CEO and President, The Tiffen Company. “Cameras like the Drift offer a new level of versatility we once could have never even imagined. Combine that with the Hollywood ingenuity of Steadicam, and you enable a new class of filmmakers to capture their unique visions with clarity and quality. This latest addition to the Smoothee line continues to change the game for what’s possible in the world of small-camera filmmaking.”
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The Canon Digital Learning Center Offers New Resources for Imaging Professionals – XA25/XA20 Camcorder Video Tutorial Series and a Field of View Comparator
To help filmmakers learn how to maximize the features of their Canon equipment, the Canon Digital Learning Center now offers two new educational resources created with the professional image maker in mind. These offerings include an XA25/XA20 camcorder video tutorial series and an easy-to-use Field of View Comparator tool.
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Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the Move
News: Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor Keep "The Americans" Camera Department on the MoveCrew Chooses Vitec Videocom Brands for Second Season
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series "The Americans" chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Highlights Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At KOBA 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Highlights Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At KOBA 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, demonstrates its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at KOBA 2014. IMT will exhibit as part of KOIL’s booth display (Booth A173). As IMT’s long-time regional distributor, KOIL has supported the growth of IMT’s RF systems in the area for more than 20 years.
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New Horror Film “Kill Game” Screening at Cannes Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera
News: New Horror Film “Kill Game” Screening at Cannes Shot on Blackmagic Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that "Kill Game," a new suspense thriller/horror film produced by Marty Murray of Full Throttle Pictures and distributed by Vantage Media International (VMI), and being screened at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, was shot entirely on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and graded and edited using DaVinci Resolve.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Range Of Digital Microwave Video Systems at KOBA 2014
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, showcases its state-of-the-art digital microwave video systems for portable and fixed-link applications from its Nucomm and RF Central brands at KOBA 2014. IMT will exhibit as part of KOIL’s booth display (Booth A173). As IMT’s long-time regional distributor, KOIL has supported the growth of IMT’s RF systems in the area for more than 20 years.
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FUJIFILM Technical Support Centers to Serve Brazil’s World Cup
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that two technical support centers have been setup to provide customer service and support to the company’s broadcast lens customers during the World Cup in Brazil running from June 12 through July 13th.
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The Steadicam Division of the Tiffen Company Rolls Out Steadicam Smoothee Bonus Pack for iPhone 5 and GoPro
Featured in Apple’s new “Powerful” Commercial, Smoothee Captures Summer Vacations, Graduations, and Other Magical Moments with a Steady Hand
The Steadicam division of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, is offering Steadicam fans an exciting new Steadicam Smoothee bonus pack. The introduction of Steadicam in 1976 revolutionized the world of film and video. Over the past three decades, Steadicam has been an invaluable, dynamic production tool in the industry. New generations of Steadicam camera stabilizing systems have been comprehensively redesigned to unleash endless creative possibilities. When purchasing a Steadicam Smoothee, users can now enjoy two mounts for the price of one. The new bonus pack features a mount for iPhone® 5/5s and a mount for GoPro® HERO® cameras — a 24.95 USD bonus value, offering even more stability for no extra cost.
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SMPTE® and SCIEN Continue to Drive Groundbreaking Discourse With 2014 ETIA Conference Program
'Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age' Will Draw Hollywood and Silicon Valley Together to Examine Key Issues in Internet-Based Media Delivery
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, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the second annual "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference, beginning June 18 at Stanford University's Palo Alto, California, campus.
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Discover 4K and the Mirrorless Camera Revolution at Free Event From Adorama and Panasonic
Join Adorama, Panasonic and Revered Technology Consultant Eduardo Angel for a Discussion On How to Capture, Edit And Present 4K Video With A Special Look at the LUMIX GH4; FREE Event to be Held Tuesday, May 20th
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, video and electronics retailers, is teaming up with Panasonic to present a free Next Generation Workflow event to discuss working with 4K video on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
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3Pod Offers Filmmakers 360 Degrees of Support with New H5 Ball Head, Available Exclusively at Adorama
News: 3Pod Offers Filmmakers 360 Degrees of Support with New H5 Ball Head, Available Exclusively at AdoramaThe latest Addition to the Illustrious Family of H-Series Ball Heads, The H5 Combines Smooth, Gentle Movement with Incredible Durability to Provide the Ultimate Tripod Experience
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, video and electronics retailers, recently introduced a new product to its revered line of 3Pod ball heads: the Flashpoint 3Pod H5 ball head. As is characteristic of the H-series ball heads, the H5 ball head is specially constructed to maximize durability while minimizing weight and bulk. Its CNC-forged aluminum construction marries necessary support with state-of-the-art adjustable precision to provide the most comprehensive design yet. The H5 is quick and easy to use and can be fastened to a tripod body or center column or used alone as a tabletop mount for close-range photography. The H5 comes with a three-year warranty to offer the same level of protection and customer satisfaction 3Pod products are celebrated for.
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iZotope Honored with a New England Innovation Award
SBANE Recognizes iZotope for Innovation in Audio
iZotope Inc. , a leading audio technology company, has been honored with a 2014 New England Innovation Award by the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE). Selected from 210 organizations that lead development in their fields, iZotope was chosen by SBANE for its technological contributions to and reach throughout the audio industries. iZotope technologies are a key component in many music and television studios around the globe, allowing users to change the way they approach audio production.
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SMPTE® at the 2014 NAB Show
SMPTE has accomplished much over the past 12 months, with significant achievements in the three pillars of the Society: membership, education, and standards. While the Society was able to highlight progress in standards areas including ultra high-definition, cinema sound and immersive audio, and integration of information technology into the industry, SMPTE also showcased its ongoing work to provide both members and non-members with unique opportunities to engage with other professionals in discussion of the technical advances and business strategies driving the industry forward.
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Cambridge Imaging Systems Brings Flagship MAM and Publishing Solutions to Broadcast Asia 2014
New Partnerships Enable Customers To Build Scalable, Secure Workflows
At Broadcast Asia 2014 Cambridge Imaging Systems will present its world class cloud-based and software-based media management and publishing solutions, together with details of partnerships with key organisations 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 Broadcast Asia 2014 on Stand 5E2-05.
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AdoramaPiX Opens State-of-the-Art Photo Finishing Facility in Brooklyn, New York
News: AdoramaPiX Opens State-of-the-Art Photo Finishing Facility in Brooklyn, New YorkAdorama’s New Expansive Photo Production and Printing Facility Brings 70 Jobs to Brooklyn
AdoramaPix Inc., Adorama’s in-house print lab and sellers of premium quality lay flat photo books and other photo finishing items, recently began production in its brand new Brooklyn-based facility. More than doubling in size and measuring in at 20,000+ square feet, the move to a larger space allowed AdoramaPix to upgrade its production processes and increase its capacity, resulting in two-times the production turn-around time. Located in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn at 370 19th Street, the operation brings 70 jobs to the area, which AdoramaPix hopes to increase even more over time.
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Grass Valley Delivers Ultra Slow-Motion Technology to Broadcast Rental in the Netherlands
Broadcast Rental Purchases LDX XtremeSpeed Camera System to Deliver 6X Ultra Slow-Motion Capability to its Customers
For ultimate camera flexibility and superior image quality like never before, the Netherlands-based rental house Broadcast Rental has purchased the LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion camera system, along with companion XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base stations and camera adapters from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Broadcast Rental is a full-service rental house and expert in super and ultra slow-motion cameras. It supplies leading broadcast technologies to clients around the world.
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Blackmagic Studio Camera Is Now Available From Leading Camera Retailer Adorama
News: Blackmagic Studio Camera Is Now Available From Leading Camera Retailer AdoramaWith The World’s Largest Built-In Viewfinder, Astounding Four-Hour Battery Life, A Built-In Fiber Optic Connection and More, The Highly Anticipated Blackmagic Studio HD Camera is Now Available for Purchase at Adorama In Store and Online
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, announced it is now selling the new Blackmagic Studio Camera, the world’s smallest and most advanced camera for live broadcast production. Announced at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, the Blackmagic Studio Camera features an extremely lightweight and compact design.
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2014 Sony World Photography Awards L’Iris d’Or and Competition Winners Revealed
News: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards L’Iris d’Or and Competition Winners RevealedThirty-one year-old American photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz is announced as the winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or, Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year. Beating over 139,554 entries from 166 countries, this represents the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history. The photographer collected her award - Sony digital imaging equipment and $25,000 (USD) prize money - at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony held in London.
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Canon Achieves A World First As Production Of EF Interchangeable Lenses Surpasses 100 Million Mark
News: Canon Achieves A World First As Production Of EF Interchangeable Lenses Surpasses 100 Million MarkCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is celebrating an impressive lens-manufacturing milestone with production on April 22, 2014 of the Company’s 100-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras*—an EF 200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X.
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Fourth Annual Sunday Family Funday Takes Over West 18th Street in NYC
News: Fourth Annual Sunday Family Funday Takes Over West 18th Street in NYCLeading Photo and Electronics Retailer Adorama Converts Manhattan’s West 18th Street into a Free Family Festival of Food, Fun and Technology on Sunday, June 8
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video and electronics retailers, is holding one of New York City’s most popular summer family events, its fourth annual Sunday Family Funday. This free street fair is scheduled on Sunday, June 8, 2014 on West 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Manhattan.
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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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The Tiffen Company Debuts Three New Davis & Sanford Tripods
Introducing Brand New Monoped and Steady Stick 3QR Innovations as Well as An Addition to The Award-Winning Pro Elite Tripod Line
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, is introducing three new tripods from its Davis & Sanford brand – Pro Elite 6100-33, Monoped 64 and Steady Stick 3QR. “The new Davis & Sanford tripods go well beyond the traditional scenarios, incorporating forward-thinking concepts that our customers will find immensely useful in their quest for capturing that perfect shot,” says Steve Tiffen, President and CEO. “Innovations like the Monoped with its folding base and Steady Stick with its quick-release plate system offer more versatility, ease of use and better ergonomics for shooters.”
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Lowel Expands Its Family of Professional LED Lighting with Two Outstanding Additions
News: Lowel Expands Its Family of Professional LED Lighting with Two Outstanding AdditionsNew Lowel Prime Location LED and PRO Lowel Power LED Debut at NAB 2014
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, today announced two new additions to the Lowel family of LED lights: Lowel Prime Location LED and Lowel PRO Power LED systems, unveiled at NAB 2014 in booth C8818.
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Brazil’s TV TEM Boosts ENG Broadcast Coverage With Large Equipment Purchase From Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT)
New Gear Allows Broadcaster to Expand its Regional ENG Capabilities
In an effort to increase its ENG coverage in Brazil’s competitive broadcast market, TV TEM, a regional affiliate of TV Globo, has made a substantial purchase of equipment from Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets. The new equipment, facilitated through Videodata, a leading Brazilian systems integrator and equipment supplier, will be used to outfit OB vans and motorcycle vehicles for both the TV TEM Sorocaba and TV TEM São José do Rio Preto stations. The newly outfitted vehicles enable TV TEM to have both OB Vans and broadcast-capable motorcycle units in each region.
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Eyeheight Reports Increasing Demand for Broadcast Compliance Products at 2014 NAB Show
Martin Moore with the latest Eyeheight products at the 2014 NAB Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Eyeheight reports a highly successful 2014 NAB Show with increasing demand for post-production software including its BroadcastSafe range of compliance legalizer plug-ins.
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Bexel Open House to Include Gently-Used Gear from Sochi Games
Event on April 24 will Feature Video and Audio Production Equipment for Purchase or Lease
Bexel’s Technical Sales & Solutions (TSS) division will host an Open House this Thursday, April 24, from 2-8 p.m., showcasing its Gold Line of pristine, one-time use broadcast video and audio equipment. Much of the gear, which will be on display in a new showroom at Bexel’s Burbank headquarters (2701 North Ontario Street, Burbank, CA 91504), was recently used to cover worldwide sporting events in Sochi, Russia. Available for purchase or lease, 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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SMPTE® Announces Calls for Student Papers and Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Applications
Student Paper and Scholarship Awards to Highlight Up-and-Coming Generation of Industry Leaders and Innovators
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 a call for papers for a special student issue of the "SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal," as well as for the SMPTE Student Paper Award. SMPTE is also accepting applications for the Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship.
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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 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
JMR 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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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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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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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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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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