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SMPTE® Publishes Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard
In Codifying Open Specification for AXF, SMPTE Addresses Issue of Interoperability Among Data Archive Systems
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 published a standard that codifies the Archive eXchange Format (AXF). An IT-centric file container that can encapsulate any number and type of files in a fully self-contained and self-describing package, AXF supports interoperability among disparate content storage systems and ensures content's long-term availability, no matter how storage or file system technology evolves.
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Signiant To Host Webinar on Securing Digital Workflow in the Cloud
Media enterprises of all types have one thing in common today: the need to share valuable content across the digital content supply chain. Large digital media files are difficult to share with existing solutions. As a result, media operations professionals and other users will look to convenient cloud-based file sharing services that lack enterprise security, visibility and control. Without proper safeguarding and corporate management, employees could be putting your organization’s valuable digital content at risk of loss.
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NAB2013: Cei To Represent Hybrid’s Trackless 3D Virtual Studio Solution In The Americas
News: NAB2013: Cei To Represent Hybrid’s Trackless 3D Virtual Studio Solution In The AmericasHybrid and CEI announce dealer agreement focused on affordable NEON virtual studio solution with real-time virtual camera motion
Hybrid, a leading provider of real-time graphics and robotic camera systems, has signed a dealer agreement with Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI)—a leading systems integration firm in Newington, VA—to represent the Hybrid brand in the Americas, with particular focus on Hybrid’s Neon trackless 3D virtual studio solution. CEI will provide sales and technical support for Hybrid’s line of virtual studio and robotic camera products.
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2012 National Film Registry Picks in A League of Their Own
NFL Film, “A Christmas Story,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Among Registry Additions
The excitement of national football; the first black star of an American feature-length film; the visionary battle between man and machine; and an award-winning actress born yesterday are part of a kaleidoscope of cinematic moments captured on film and tapped for preservation. The Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named 25 motion pictures that have been selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These cinematic treasures represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.
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Film Chest Builds End-To-End Restoration Pipeline with Digital Vision Tools
Innovative Company with Extensive Classic Film Library Unearths and Restores Media Gems with Golden Eye III and Phoenix
Digital Vision has announced that Film Chest has chosen the Golden Eye III film scanner and Phoenix, the industry's premium film, video and digital restoration and mastering solution, to power their expanded pipeline for television and motion picture restoration and distribution. The Golden Eye III film scanner and Phoenix restoration software were installed earlier this year in Film Chest's Bridgeport, Connecticut facility. Film Chest Media Group was founded by Philip E. Hopkins and Ralph E. Stevens, who helm the company.
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Signiant to Host Thought Leadership Forum, 'File-Based Workflows for the Digital Age,' on Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C.
Panel Discussion to Feature Media Operations Professionals From PBS, Library of Congress, Cisco and Discovery Communications
Signiant, the leading provider of software that automates, accelerates and manages the secure transfer of file-based media, will host its latest Thought Leadership Forum, "File-Based Workflows for the Digital Age," on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The panel discussion will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the W Hotel Washington, at 515 15th Street NW in Washington, D.C.
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Front Porch Digital's SAMMA System Goes to Bat for Major League Baseball Productions
Front Porch Digital, the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content, announced today that Major League Baseball Productions will use technology from its SAMMA product line to preserve the visual history of America's pastime by migrating professional baseball's video archive from videotape and other analog media to safe, secure, and easily accessible digital storage.
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APRS Keynote Seminars and Panels set tone for AES collaboration in London
The Technical Programme has always been a major part of the AES convention which, this year, offers five strands of workshops and seminars over the four day event. The London AES has the APRS presenting six events which focus on the future of recording and the talents of recording practitioners.
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Front Porch Digital Introduces Real-Time Software Player for MXF-Wrapped JPEG 2000
Front Porch Digital, the global leader in content storage management, is pleased to announce that it has developed a software-only player for MXF-wrapped JPEG 2000 video files. The player will be available at no cost and will operate in real time on a modern Windows® computer with quad core processors.
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Post Logic Studios Restores Scientific Films for National Archive
16mm Time-Lapse Color Microcinematography Films are One-of-a-Kind Shorts Exploring Developmental Biology Phenomena
Leading post-production facility Post Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus Group, is completing restoration of over 80 scientific microcinematography short films developed by world-renowned academics and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Saffron Case and Mikon Van Gastel Launch Offspring
Co-Founder/EP Saffron Case and Co-Founder/Director Mikon van Gastel of renowned NY-based production house A Very Small Office (AVSO) have opened design and animation company Offspring.
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Viewpoint Creative Teams With History™ for Library of Congress Visitor Experience
Presentation Aims To Make Library’s Collections More Broadly Accessible and More Compelling To Live and Virtual Visitors
Take a stroll through the Washington, DC-based Library of Congress or visit their website and you’ll be greeted with a sleek, new presentation created by Viewpoint Creative, the award-winning creative agency specializing in entertainment and lifestyle brands.
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Call/Recall Unveils First Multi-Terabyte Optical Storage Solution Compatible with Existing CD and DVD Formats
Pioneered by One of the World's Leading Optical Scientists, New Technology to Enable Development of 5-10 TB Disk Drives with 100-500Mb/second Transfer Rates
Call/Recall Inc., a pioneer in affordable, ultra-high-capacity optical disk storage, today announced availability of licensing for its patented 2 photon recorded 3D optical storage technology that can provide 40 times the capacity of Blu-ray and over 200 times the capacity of DVD optical storage technology.
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Documentary on dam removal enjoys SXSW 2014 premiere
Adobe Premiere Pro workflow enables filmmakers to edit 90 minute film in REDCODE raw Directors Travis Rummel and Ben Knight have been making films together for 10 years. After starting out as still photographers with no real working knowledge of how to make films, they were inspired to try theirs...
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Five Great Resources on Copyright
Do you understand your rights as a content creator? Here are five great resources to learn more (and they are all free) Copyright Tutorial Copyright and the New Economy Copyright Basics from U.S. Copyright Office Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright from the Library of Congress
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One of My New Favorite Sites
One of my new favorite resource sites is produced by the American Society of Media Photographers and funded by the Library of Congress. This site contains a ton of great information about workflow, digital imaging, and photography. It's also totally free. The purpose of dpBestflow is twofold: To create...
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