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Calabash Animation Heads Back To The Office For Latest Lucky Charms Spot Targeting Adults
News: Calabash Animation Heads Back To The Office For Latest Lucky Charms Spot Targeting Adults “Cubicle” Latest Ad In Brand’s Recent Efforts Aimed At Older Cereal Lovers
Lucky Charms are definitely not just for kids. That’s a point made in a series of recent spots targeting adults consumers of the beloved cereal – the latest is “Cubicle” (:15), created by agency Saatchi & Saatchi, New York and featuring animation from the award-winning studio Calabash Animation.
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Ready-to-use 4K Broadcast Graphics Solution from Ventuz and Blackmagic at NAB
Ventuz and Blackmagic Partner Up at NAB 2014 To Showcase A Cost-Efficient, Off-The-Shelf 4K Broadcast Graphics Workflow In Booth #SL11127. Software/hardware Integration Enables Live, On-Air Broadcast Graphics Without Pre-Rendering.
Ventuz Technology, developer of resolution-independent, real-time graphics software and Blackmagic Design, manufacturer of creative video technology join forces to provide an affordable, off-the-shelf solution that can be used today for 4K Ultra HD broadcasts.
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Maxon And Vizrt Announce New Integration Between Cinema 4D And Viz Artist
CINEWARE allows for highly effective 3D design workflow via native CINEMA 4D file import into Viz Artist; Demos during NAB at Vizrt Booth #SL2419
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced a new co-development with Vizrt, a leading provider of content production systems to bring a new level of integration between its powerful CINEMA 4D application and the Vizrt real-time modeling and animation solution – Viz Artist. The streamlined workflow allows CINEMA 4D projects to be directly imported into Viz Artist through MAXON’s CINEWARE technology, a live 3D exchange that provides a bridge between the two applications.
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Lyon Video Upgrades OB Vans with Grass Valley’s New LDX XtremeSpeed 6X Ultra Slow-Motion Cameras & K2 Dyno Replay System
Pioneering Technology of the LDX XS Teamed with K2 Dyno Provides Uncompromised Performance and Storytelling Ability for Lyon’s Mobile Productions
For cutting-edge productions within its mobile production fleet, veteran mobile broadcaster Lyon Video has purchased two LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras, two XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber transmission solutions, and a K2 Dyno Replay System from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Introduced at NAB 2014, the powerful new LDX XtremeSpeed camera delivers instant time-to-air capabilities and integrates seamlessly into live workflows with 3X (1080p) and 6X (720p/1080i) speeds for ultimate versatility, including a standard-speed 1X live output. Lyon Video's LDX XS cameras will be teamed up with the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System with its AnySpeed dynamic playback technology to provide smooth playback at any speed from 0% to 200% and all speed transitions for ultra slow-motion 6X playout. This will dramatically expand the ability of replay operators to tell a compelling story during replays to keep viewers engaged.
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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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Rapidly Expanding NewTek Developer Network Adds 22 Customer Workflows
NewTek Product Ecosystem Now Includes 57 Customer Solutions In Graphics, Streaming, Automation & Controllers, Content, Asset Management & Storage
NewTek™ today announced the addition of 22 new customer workflows into the NewTek Developer Network. The rapidly growing program now offers 57 innovative and seamlessly integrated workflows for TriCaster™ and 3Play™ users, extending significant time-and cost-savings efficiencies to anyone using NewTek live production tools.
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NewTek Unveils Transformed 3Play Product Family Starting at $9,995
Integrated Sports Production Systems Set New Price-Performance Standards; Breakthrough Pricing Provides Replay Opportunities For Producers At All Levels
NewTek™ today unveiled a new family of 3Play™ sports production solutions that includes major enhancements to the 3Play 4800, the introduction of a new 3Play 440 model, and the 3Play 425 model now starting at $9,995 USD. Unlike most replay systems that typically rely on linear, tape-based workflows, 3Play systems feature a broad range of new integrated production capabilities for creating dynamic sports programs that drive audience growth, brand awareness, and social media engagement––all with the beautiful, network-style look of a professional sports broadcast.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio Camera
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio CameraIntroducing the world’s smallest live broadcast camera with the world’s largest viewfinder!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Studio Camera, a new camera specifically designed for live production and available in 1080 HD and Ultra HD models starting from only $1,995.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Camera Control
Now customers with ATEM production switchers can control their cameras via the SDI connection!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Camera Control, a new update that adds support for controlling cameras from their ATEM production switcher via the program feed to the camera. This update will be free of charge to ATEM customers when available 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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Grass Valley Partners with Brightcove, Elemental, and ExciteM to Expand GV STRATUS and Ignite Workflow Capabilities
Integrated Solutions Offer Improved Workflows to Enable Broadcasters to Better Monetize Content and Create New Business Opportunities
To meet the growing demands of a multiscreen audience, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has partnered with Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV), Elemental, and ExciteM to integrate each company’s solutions with the GV STRATUS Digital Media Platform (DMP) and the Ignite Automated Production System. This gives broadcasters a single and robust workflow for distributing content across multiple digital media platforms, including broadcast, web, and mobile applications for both automated video-on-demand (VOD) and live streaming with content replacement. It further positions GV STRATUS and Ignite as the industry standard for efficient production and distribution workflows.
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Grass Valley Introduces New GV STRATUS Media Services for News Production, Live Production, Digital Media Platforms, and Playout
GV STRATUS New Media Services Enable Forward-Looking Master Control and Web/Mobile Distribution Workflows
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced new media services for its market-leading GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production Tools. The GV STRATUS service-oriented architecture (SOA) allows customers to purchase, combine, and configure the precise functional components they need to build and orchestrate the most efficient workflows for their unique production environments with GV STRATUS News, GV STRATUS Live, GV STRATUS Digital Media Platforms (DMP), and GV STRATUS Playout.
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NAB 2014: JVC Expands ENG Live HD Streaming, Shares 4K Plans
Everyone wants to be first, especially news operations. Over the past few years, JVC Professional Products Company has introduced a number of firsts for the broadcast industry, and the 2014 NAB Show is no exception. JVC is dedicated to delivering products that help broadcasters be first on-air and first on-line, with innovative, built-in IP connectivity that encourages broadcasters to embrace the cloud and leave the microwave or satellite truck in the parking garage.
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Snell Helps Queens Public Television Reach More Viewers on More Screens with Transition to High-Def Digital
Snell’s ICE Channel-in-a-Box and Morpheus among cornerstone technologies in complete facility upgrade
Snell today announced that its technology forms the backbone for a complete systems overhaul at Queens Public Television (QPTV), enabling the company to deliver local content to more screens than ever before. The refit will help transform QPTV’s studio into a fully digital, high-definition production center able to transmit up to six HD and SD channels and deliver video on demand to local subscribers of RCN Cable Systems, Time Warner Cable of New York City, and Verizon FiOS, as well as via the internet to tablets, phones and other devices.
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KSNV Purchases JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras to Allow Live HD Streaming for ENG Crews
News: KSNV Purchases JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras to Allow Live HD Streaming for ENG CrewsJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, Nev. (DMA #42), has ordered 16 GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders for ENG use. According to Tony Somma, director of broadcast engineering and technology, the new camera’s ability to transmit live HD footage or allow FTP file transfer back to the station using a 4G LTE modem was a major selling point.
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MAXON and Vizrt Announce New Integration Between Cinema 4D and Viz Artist
CINEWARE Allows for Streamlined 3D Design Workflow Via Native CINEMA 4D File Import into Viz Artist; Demos During the 2014 NAB Show at Vizrt Booth #SL 2419
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced a new co-development with Vizrt, a leading provider of content production systems, to bring a new level of integration between its powerful CINEMA 4D application and the Vizrt real-time modeling and animation solution – Viz Artist. The streamlined workflow allows CINEMA 4D projects to be directly imported into Viz Artist through MAXON’s CINEWARE technology, a live 3D exchange that provides a bridge between the two applications.
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XOR Media Selects Matrox DSX LE3 SDI Card to Power MediaServer G
New Video Playout and Branding Server is Ideal for Television Broadcast, Content Production, Live Entertainment and Sports Applications
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer, XOR Media has exclusively chosen the Matrox DSX LE3 multi-channel SDI card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the I/O and mixing engine for its new MediaServer G broadcast video server.
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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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PlayBox Technology Introduces Enhanced Airbox Playout and Streaming Automation Server
See PlayBox Technology on booth N5434, NAB 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10
PlayBox Technology has chosen NAB 2014 as the launch venue for the latest version of its AirBox universal playout and streaming automation server.
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FOX Sports Mobile Broadcast Unit Enlists SNS EVO for NFL and NASCAR Daytona 500 Live Broadcasts
News: FOX Sports Mobile Broadcast Unit Enlists SNS EVO for NFL and NASCAR Daytona 500 Live BroadcastsWith a presence at virtually every major televised sporting event in America, FOX Sports and Game Creek Video have the hardest working teams in broadcasting. A cast and crew of hundreds come together to turn out the programming millions of viewers see every week including NASCAR, NFL Football, UFC, FIFA World Cup and MLB. With the successful debut of FOX Sports 1, a 24-hour sports network, the number of live broadcasts has vastly increased. To accommodate the growth, FOX Sports needed to boost its production capabilities. So it turned to Studio Network Solutions (SNS).
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Bannister Lake Utilizes AJA’s Io XT to Power New Portable Score Bug Solution
Complete solution supports lightning-fast live graphics production on a laptop
Bannister Lake will demonstrate an out-of-the-box portable score bug solution at the 2014 NAB Show (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10) that accelerates time to air for live sports graphics production. Developed to work with AJA Video Systems’ edit products, the complete solution gives broadcasters and mobile production truck operators an affordable, portable turnkey system to produce visually engaging score bugs as part of a comprehensive sports graphics workflow.
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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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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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New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics at NAB 2014
News: New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics at NAB 2014Schneider Optics, Leading lens and filter maker, Schneider Optics will make several product introductions in Booth # C9035 at the NAB convention on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group Orders More Than 70 New JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras with Built-In Live HD Transmission
News: Sinclair Broadcast Group Orders More Than 70 New JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras with Built-In Live HD TransmissionJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest television broadcasting companies in the United States, has ordered more than 70 of its new GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount cameras for local news operations. Introduced earlier this month, the GY-HM890 features a built-in streaming engine that allows live HD transmission directly from the camera.
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Sky News Arabia Puts Blackmagic Design at the Heart of Skynet Initiative
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News Arabia, the Arabic language 24 hour breaking news broadcaster, has launched The Content Hub, a new virtual production, transmission (TX) and playout environment, equipped with broadcast infrastructure from Blackmagic Design, including the ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher, Compact Videohub and UltraStudio 4K.
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Spain’s Atresmedia Outfits New HD Studio with Grass Valley Solutions
Karrera, K-Frame, and K2 Dyno Provide Unparalleled Workflow and Increased On-Air Production Capabilities
Atresmedia, a leading TV and media group in Spain, is outfitting its new HD studio with several live production solutions from Grass Valley including the powerful Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame™, as well as a K2 Dyno® Replay System. Atresmedia operates eight on-air channels that deliver news, magazines, entertainment shows, top quality TV series and movies to millions of viewers across Spain. This new solution from Grass Valley will enable Atresmedia to double its on-air studio production capabilities and make its current workflow more consistent and smooth. The broadcaster expects its new TV studio to be fully operational by April 2014.
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PNY Uses NVIDIA Quadro Graphics to Fuel AccuWeather’s Storyteller to Deliver Lightning-Fast Graphics and Live Video to Top Broadcast Stations
AccuWeather’s StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen system, powered by NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards, lets broadcast stations of any size deliver compelling multimedia stories
With AccuWeather’s StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen system, television news stations of any size can deliver to their viewers compelling, real-time, multimedia interactive stories: whether it’s the latest radar images of an impending hurricane, live traffic reports or social media interactions with on-air talent. Relying on PNY to provide pre- and post-sales assistance allowed AccuWeather to select, source, and integrate the right components to build the StoryTeller system, which includes an NVIDIA® Quadro® K4000 graphics card and 4-input SDI Capture card.
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PESA Introduces Smart32 Remote Control Panel for Live Production
PESA, a leading U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video connectivity, today announced the Smart32 remote control panel, which features 32 dynamically reprogrammable LCD buttons arranged in a 2x16 configuration. Designed for live production, it allows single keystroke switching for fast on-air selection. The Smart32 will be demonstrated during the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL4619), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Mystery and Fashion Mingle in Cinematic Work from Logan & Son’s Luke Gilford and Proenza Schouler
News: Mystery and Fashion Mingle in Cinematic Work from Logan & Son’s Luke Gilford and Proenza SchoulerLogan & Sons debuts “Outside In,” a short film directed by Luke Gilford, adding a thoughtful, cinematic narrative to the production company’s already dynamic portfolio of work. The film stars famed model Kirsty Hume as a mysterious operative on a secret mission in the hills of Southern California to assume the identity of a target with impeccable taste, an architectural masterpiece of a home, and a closet full of fashion label Proenza Schouler. “I wanted to create a narrative and character that push the fashion forward in a meaningful way,” says director Luke Gilford. “I focused on using specific color palettes, props, structural and sculptural elements which create a very aesthetic world, but all anchored within an actual story.”
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FOX Sports 1 Selects Aframe to Get Breaking Sports News and Insider Content to Air
By Eliminating Time-Consuming Transcoding Steps And Ingesting Original Format Master Copies, Aframe’s Secure Cloud Video Production Platform Streamlines The Breaking Sports Workflow
Aframe announced the success of its cloud video production and asset management platform at the FOX Sports 1 broadcast channel. FOX Sports 1’s Assignment Desk relies on Aframe technology for automated ingest and delivery of content from its global network partners and freelance sports journalists, called “stringers” for news media submission workflow.
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Reality Check Systems Scores Assist for Top European Football Leagues
Delivers Comprehensive Broadcast Graphics Solutions for Eredivisie and Bundesliga
Reality Check Systems (RCS) recently wrapped up two ambitious projects bringing advanced graphics and data capabilities to Eredivisie and Bundesliga. Working closely with European production company Endemol Sport, RCS created a robust graphics hub to facilitate the broadcast of consistent high-quality graphics for Eredivisie football matches, which air exclusively on FOX Sports Netherlands; the centralized solution comprises proprietary software, data management apps and Vizrt Engines. Bundesliga also engaged RCS directly this summer to build its worldwide match graphics package and graphical elements, including a virtual set, for the original weekly highlights show “Goal.”
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Big Block Design Group Creates Epic Main Title and Show Open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"
News: Big Block Design Group Creates Epic Main Title and Show Open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"BBDG Pays Tribute To Carl Sagan In A Stunning Vision of the Galaxy
Big Block Design Group (BBDG) designed and created the main title and show open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," the long-awaited follow-up to "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," Carl Sagan’s profound and iconic exploration of the universe.
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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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Broadcast Pix Announces fX3D Real-Time 3D Graphics System
News: Broadcast Pix Announces fX3D Real-Time 3D Graphics SystemBroadcast Pix™ today introduced fX3D, a real-time 3D graphics system designed to build dynamic graphic content for live events, sports, broadcast news, or channel branding. Designed as a standalone graphics system for existing broadcast infrastructures or as an addition to Broadcast Pix Granite™ or Mica™ integrated production switchers, fX3D makes it easy to create and playout high-end graphics. fX3D will be available at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL6325), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev., and is one of several new products that will be demonstrated by Broadcast Pix.
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Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®
News: Pronology’s Asset Management Software Shines at The 2014 Oscars®Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was behind-the-scenes for this year’s 86th Academy Awards® telecast providing the star-studded event with its latest asset management solutions. Pronology’s user-friendly interface provided the production staff with an unprecedented level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of a show of this magnitude.
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Suite Spot Produces 160+ Hours of Live Streaming Video Production for The 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
News: Suite Spot Produces 160+ Hours of Live Streaming Video Production for The 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog ShowBicoastal Full-Service Video Production Company Coordinates Flawless 13-Channel Online Broadcast for America's Second-Oldest Sporting Event
Call it the “Best In Show online.” Looking to showcase 187 breeds competing in 12 different rings at the recent 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (WKCDS), producers at USA Network and NBC turned to the full-service video production company Suite Spot to create a seamless 13-channel live streaming online broadcast experience for America's second-oldest sporting event.
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Reality Check Systems Drives beIN SPORTS Broadcast Graphics Technology Infrastructure Worldwide
News: Reality Check Systems Drives beIN SPORTS Broadcast Graphics Technology Infrastructure WorldwideBroadcast technology provider Reality Check Systems (RCS) recently delivered custom interactive touchscreen applications to beIN SPORTS channels around the world. Additionally, the RCS team helped the network unite channels in Doha, Jakarta, Miami and Paris under the beIN brand as part of a project that required the creation of 400 graphic elements and a cloud-based database for populating the graphics in each location.
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Monolith Systems Outfits NASDAQ Control Room and Studio with Grass Valley Solutions for Live Market Updates
Karrera and Trinix Combine with Existing Grass Valley Solutions To Deliver Round-The-Clock Financial Market Updates at the NASDAQ Stock Market
New York-based systems integrator Monolith Systems, Inc. today announced it will be equipping NASDAQ’s new MarketSite control room and studio with a Trinix® NXT digital video routing switcher and a Karrera® Video Production Center switcher from Grass Valley®. Currently NASDAQ is using Grass Valley’s Concerto™ routing switcher and Kayak™ digital production switcher for its main on-air broadcasts.
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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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Panasonic To Begin Shipping AJ-PX270, First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder With AVC-Ultra Recording
News: Panasonic To Begin Shipping AJ-PX270, First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder With AVC-Ultra RecordingAvailable in March, New Handheld Delivers AVC-ULTRA’s High Quality and Versatile Efficiency; Offers Flexible 3G/4G/LTE Wireless Mobility
Panasonic today announced delivery and pricing of the new AJ-PX270, the company’s first P2 HD handheld camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. Combining the high quality and incredible efficiency of low bit rate recording and the flexibility of 3G/4G/LTE wireless mobility, the five-pound PX270 provides all the key functionality of Panasonic’s high-end, shoulder-mount camcorder (the AJ-PX5000 with AVC-ULTRA). It also features newly-developed high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3” 3-MOS imagers to produce stunning pictures, even in low light conditions.
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MGI Partners With Molden Media and Never.no for CABSAT 2014
News: MGI Partners With Molden Media and Never.no for CABSAT 2014Molden Media will demonstrate latest trends in On-Air graphics and interactive user integration based on multi-touch video wall technology Never.no to showcase live social management and interactive broadcast platform
Media Group International (MGI), the region’s leading systems integrator, has partnered with Molden Media and never.no to showcase the latest trends in On-Air graphics and live social management based on multi-touch screen technology at next week’s CABSAT 2014.
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Studio Technologies Introduces Live-Link Mini Remote Camera Interface System at 2014 NAB Show
News: Studio Technologies Introduces Live-Link Mini Remote Camera Interface System at 2014 NAB ShowLightweight Camera-Side and Two 1RU Truck-Side Units Maximize Application Compatibility
Studio Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of tailored high-performance audio, video and fiber-optic products for the professional audio, installation and broadcast markets, is introducing the Live-Link Mini Remote Camera Interface System at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C11149). Live-Link Mini is a highly-integrated and powerful camera extender system with a choice of two 1RU truck units and a compact camera unit that weights only 3.6 lbs (1.6 kg). Live-Link Mini addresses the desire for a cost-effective, compact system that still delivers the inherent power of the signature Live-Link products in which SDI, IFB, comms and program audio are present in an easy-to-deploy system.
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Autoscript Launches WinPlus Remote
Unique, Mobile Teleprompting System Brings Speed and Accuracy to Field Operations
Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, has announced the launch of WinPlus Remote, an iOS-based teleprompting system that delivers up-to-date scripts to users in the field, anywhere in the world. The technology is also suited to remote news bureaus and smaller newsroom operations.
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Autoscript announces launch of WinPlus Remote
Unique, Mobile Teleprompting System Brings Speed and Accuracy to Field Operations
Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, has announced the launch of WinPlus Remote, an iOS-based teleprompting system that delivers up-to-date scripts to users in the field, anywhere in the world. The technology is also suited to remote news bureaus and smaller newsroom operations.
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Harmonic Boosts Features and Functionality of Industry-Leading Spectrum™ Media Server Line
Software Release Yields Improvements Across Spectrum Line, Including ChannelPort™ Integrated Channel Playout System
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced sophisticated new playout and graphics capabilities for the company's market-leading ChannelPort™ integrated channel playout system. The latest Spectrum™ software also enhances the complete Spectrum media server platform with augmented ingest, storage, and playout broadcast workflows.
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NuContext Opens New York Office; Welcomes Desiree Tobin as VP Production to Head East Coast Team
News: NuContext Opens New York Office; Welcomes Desiree Tobin as VP Production to Head East Coast TeamLed by Company Founder/Executive Producer Angela Guice, NuContext Creative has launched its New York office and welcomes long-time, on-air television promotion Executive Desiree Tobin as Vice President Production, East Coast. Tobin joins NuContext Creative from USA Network where she served as Director of Production for On-Air Marketing for the past four years.
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Case Study: Digital Rapids Encoders Power High-Profile Live Multiscreen Projects for Netherlands Public Broadcasting
*The Challenge: High-quality encoding for 24/7 live streaming for major events and linear broadcast channels *The Solution: Digital Rapids encoding systems *The Benefits: …Digital Rapids’ powerful configurability, flexibility with formats and capability to simultaneously encode to multiple codecs are also important advantages.”
(Netherlands--February 20, 2014) Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO) is the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system, within which individual broadcasting associations operate. NPO arose from the country’s former practice of pillarisation, in which the various religious and social groups organized their own institutions (including broadcasting) with financial support from the government. While the system of pillarisation is largely gone, the broadcasting associations themselves have remained active, sharing common facilities and infrastructure. These associations share three national television channels (Nederland 1, Nederland 2, Nederland 3), six radio channels and an online offering. NPO is financed from government grant-in-aid payments raised from general taxation; income from on-air advertising; and a small portion of dues paid by members of the broadcasting associations.
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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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Roger Hypes the Visual Gags in Hilarious Teaser Campaign for FX’s “Chozen”
News: Roger Hypes the Visual Gags in Hilarious Teaser Campaign for FX’s “Chozen”Mixed-media production studio Roger recently lent its animation and comedic chops to a launch teaser campaign for “Chozen,” the new animated series on FX, which premiered on January 13th. Bobby Moynihan, an SNL cast member, voices the title character, a rapper who’s trying to reclaim his rightful position as the world’s best rap artist.
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Mr. Wonderful Adds Creative Director Gary Keenan
News: Mr. Wonderful Adds Creative Director Gary KeenanNew York-based design/animation boutique Mr. Wonderful has added Gary Keenan as Creative Director. His diverse body of work includes national and international on-air network branding, TV show packaging, including sports and news, commercial direction and design. Keenan has directed a variety of promotional campaigns for top networks such as NBC, ESPN, Channel 4 (UK) and HBO, working with A-list actors Martin Sheen, Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anthony Edwards, Mike Myers, Kelsey Grammer and P Diddy. His compelling visual style has garnered over 30 international awards from the BDA, ICAD, New York Festivals, Telly Awards and Rx Video Awards.
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PESA in Sochi for Customer Support at International Broadcast Center
News: PESA in Sochi for Customer Support at International Broadcast CenterPESA, a leading U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video connectivity, has customer service personnel at the International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Sochi, Russia, to support the setup and configuration of its router switcher system for the Winter Games.
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Sennheiser and P!NK soar to new heights during 56th GRAMMY Awards
News: Sennheiser and P!NK soar to new heights during 56th GRAMMY AwardsOnce again, music’s biggest event of the year did not disappoint as the 56th GRAMMY Awards featured exquisite performances by P!NK, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Queens of the Stone Age – all of whom used Sennheiser microphones and wireless systems. Hosted for the third time by LL Cool J, the spectacular event was telecast live from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles on January 26, drawing no less than 28.5 million viewers around the world.
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JVC Announces ProHD Broadcaster With Professional Streaming Services For Live HD Content Delivery For Web, Broadcast
News: JVC Announces ProHD Broadcaster With Professional Streaming Services For Live HD Content Delivery For Web, BroadcastJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its Professional Streaming Services for delivering live HD content to the Web and broadcast facilities. The new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi is the central component to the company’s new content delivery service. Available as a physical server or cloud-based solution, Broadcaster receives live HD video from compatible JVC camcorders, transcodes the signal for a variety of delivery platforms, and provides reliable transmission of the signal.
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New JVC ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders Feature Advanced HD Streaming For Live Broadcast Or Webcast
News: New JVC ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders Feature Advanced HD Streaming For Live Broadcast Or WebcastGY-HM850 and GY-HM890 Feature Exclusive Dual Codec Design with 12-Bit Image Processing, Interchangeable 20x Zoom Lens
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today introduced its new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which set a new benchmark in ENG camera IP integration. Complemented by a new interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lens, the new cameras deliver outstanding full HD image capture and delivery, while the built-in streaming engine, FTP and 4G LTE connectivity allows live HD transmission directly from the camera without being attached to external costly and cumbersome bonded cellular solutions.
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Cause & [Effect] Skates Onto Set For Nicktoons’ Wild Grinders
News: Cause & [Effect] Skates Onto Set For Nicktoons’ Wild GrindersNew York-based Cause & [Effect] creative director/director Jamie Hubbard crafts an artful mix of live-action and skate-happy toons in the new :60 “Nicktoons – Wild Grinders ‘Concept Trailer’” for the Nicktoons show "Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders." Promoting the show’s new season, the spot features Dyrdek leading a comical tour through a set occupied by real production crew and the motley, animated cast.
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Reality Check Systems Launches UK Office
European Managing Director Mike Ward and Producer David Peacock to Support Existing Clients and Drive Business Across Europe and the Middle East
Reality Check Systems (RCS), a broadcast technology developer and solutions provider, is strengthening its global footprint with the launch of its first satellite office. Located in West London, the new facility will serve as an extension of the company’s Burbank operations and act as a central hub for business development, project management and technology innovation across Europe and the Middle East (EMEA). Mike Ward, European Managing Director and Producer David Peacock will oversee new business development and ongoing projects in the region.
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FOX Sports and NFL Rely on Level 3 to Deliver Super Bowl for the 25th Consecutive Year
Level 3 Uses Vyvx VenueNet+ to Transmit Super Bowl XLVIII to a Global Audience
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced that for the 25th consecutive year it will provide television broadcast video services for Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, using Level 3's Vyvx VenueNet+ technology.
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MAXON CINEMA 4D Helps Savannah College of Art and Design Students Tackle Real-World Creative Challenges for Super Bowl XLVIII
News: MAXON CINEMA 4D Helps Savannah College of Art and Design Students Tackle Real-World Creative Challenges for Super Bowl XLVIIICompany’s 3D Motion Graphics Software Used at Preeminent Educational Institution to Contribute Design Concepts for Opening Animation of Broadcast
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that a group of Savannah College of Art and Design® (SCAD) students, relied on CINEMA 4D, its industry-leading motion graphics software, to help develop and design the animated opening concepts for the FOX Sports Super Bowl XLVIII game-day broadcast on February 2, 2014.
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Reality Check Systems Powers Super Bowl XLVIII Live Coverage
News: Reality Check Systems Powers Super Bowl XLVIII Live CoverageDeploys 24 Turnkey “Bullet” Systems and Delivers Custom Interactive Graphics Solutions for On-Air Broadcasts
As Super Bowl XLVIII coverage kicks off this week, customized technology solutions and dynamic on-air graphics packages from Reality Check Systems (RCS) are in play for the 8th consecutive year across major networks such as NFL Network, ESPN and DirecTV. 24 RCS “Bullet” custom hardware/software mobile graphics systems, including a “Twitter Bullet” module, to incorporate live Tweets into broadcast graphics, are currently in the field and will remain in use until the completion of the game. Several Super Bowl-related broadcasts, including NFL Network’s live international feed of the game, will also feature graphics packages built and powered by RCS’ in-house team.
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New Pictorvision Eclipse™ Multicam Array for VFX Plate Shots
News: New Pictorvision Eclipse™ Multicam Array for VFX Plate ShotsPictorvision is proud to introduce the newest feature of their popular Eclipse™ gyro-stabilized system. Already being flown on multiple blockbuster franchises, the new Eclipse Multicam Array is designed to capture the highest resolution Panoramic VFX plate shots.
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Orad releases its Morpho 4K cost effective video wall solution
Orad released today Morpho 4K, a powerful yet affordable real-time 4K video wall solution. Using Orad’s unique canvas concept, Morpho 4K outputs can be arranged in different aspect ratios and layouts according to the shape of the video wall. The resolution can range from 3840 x 1080 in the 2 x 1 setup, to 3840 x 2160 in the 2 x 2 setup, and 7680 x 1080 in the 4 x 1 setup all from a single Morpho 4K station.
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E!'S "Live From The Red Carpet " Delivers One Of The Network’s Most-Watched Grammys Telecasts With 3.1 Million Total Viewers
News: E!'S "Live From The Red Carpet " Delivers One Of The  Network’s Most-Watched Grammys Telecasts With 3.1 Million Total ViewersEonline Scores Biggest Grammys Performance in Its History with 18.7 Million Page Views and 1.1MM Mobile Web Uniques
E!'s “Live from the Red Carpet: The 2014 Grammy Awards” hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic on Sunday, January 26 from 6-8pm, scored the network its second highest-rated “Live from the Red Carpet” Grammys telecast in its history among Households (2.35 coverage rating) behind only 2012’s high dating back to 1995. It was the third-most watched “Live from the Red Carpet” Grammys coverage in Total Viewers (3.1 Million), Adults 18-49 (1.5M), Women 18-49 (1.1M) and Women 18-34 (591,000).
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Gentleman Scholar Unwraps brightspot for Target
News: Gentleman Scholar Unwraps brightspot for TargetGentleman Scholar has teamed up with Seattle-based agency WONGDOODY for the media launch of brightspot, Target’s new mobile phone service that launched Oct 6, 2013 in collaboration with T-Mobile. The full-service studio handled every facet of production and post on a pair of magical :15s, fluidly merging live-action footage of each spot’s lead actor – one male, one female – with a pencil-drawn animated world that unfolds into a colorful cityscape. The campaign knits together seamlessly, with an identical sequence at the end of each clip showing the two characters uniting in a town square.
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Ibrarn Television Goes to Air with PlayBox Technology CIAB
News: Ibrarn Television Goes to Air with PlayBox Technology CIABIbrarn Television has chosen a PlayBox Technology channel-in-a-box platform for its new broadcast service, transmitting via satellite from the Libyan capital city, Tripoli. The project was managed by system integration specialist Libirel Communications Limited.
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NewTek Gets International Java Jazz Festival Swinging Live In HD
Festival uses six TriCasters with goal of increasing online audience to 100,000 viewers per day
NewTek today announced that organizers of the 10th Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival are using six TriCaster multi-camera video production systems to live stream the three-day musical event in HD on three YouTube channels. By using a trio of TriCaster 8000’s and three more TriCaster 460’s, online audiences will be able to watch whatever live performances they choose from four main stages at the Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia. For the first time they will also get to experience impromptu after-hours jam sessions live from the lounge at the nearby Hotel Borobudur. All cameras will record direct to the TriCasters for simple archival and video on demand purposes. Portions of the event will also be simulcast over three national Indonesian TV channels including FirstMedia HD, BigTV, and TelkomVision. The event runs Friday through Sunday, February 28 to March 2, 2014. More than 120,000 jazz aficionados are expected to attend plus an estimated 100,000 viewers per day over the Internet.
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Camera Corps heads for BVE 2014
News: Camera Corps heads for BVE 2014Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company, will demonstrate at BVE 2014 a complete remotely controlled camera system based on the Q-Ball compact pan/tilt/zoom head. Exhibiting on stand H05, the Camera Corps will be represented at the show by Business Development Director Shaun Glanville and colleagues.
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PlayBox Technology to introduce ProductionAirBox at BVE 2014
News: PlayBox Technology to introduce ProductionAirBox at BVE 2014PlayBox Technology announces an addition to its ever-expanding portfolio of broadcast and production workflow solutions. ProductionAirBox will be introduced by PlayBox Technology on stand N 05 at BVE 2014 in London's ExCel exhibition centre, February 25-27.
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Colorado Rockies Upgrade Production Capabilities with Grass Valley K2 Media Server Technology
K2 Solo 3G provides immediate access to clip playout and instant replays for enhanced game-day productions
For improved production quality and greater reliability on game day, the Colorado Rockies production staff have installed a Grass Valley® K2 Solo® 3G 2-channel media server into the control room at Coors Field in Denver, CO. The compact, standalone server allows staff members to tap into a powerful 24/7/365 file-based infrastructure and high-performance file operations while guaranteeing that on-air channels will never drop a frame of video, which is vital during live sports productions.
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Troika Rebrands A&E
News: Troika Rebrands A&ECable Network Partners with Agency to Develop Brand Platform, Identity Around “Be Original”
Brand consultancy & creative agency Troika has partnered with A&E Network to rebrand the cable network by establishing a brand identity, anchored in custom shot talent and show iconography for "Bates Motel," "Duck Dynasty," "Longmire" and "Those Who Kill." The revamped A&E brand launched on December 11th during the "Duck Dynasty Christmas special."
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Gentleman Scholar Turns It Up for Skullcandy Crusher
News: Gentleman Scholar Turns It Up for Skullcandy CrusherCreative studio Gentleman Scholar partnered with Skullcandy on a vicious spot featuring Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls.
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Facilis TerraBlock Fast-Tracks University of Hartford Student Broadcasting
News: Facilis TerraBlock Fast-Tracks University of Hartford Student BroadcastingFrom crafting on-air scripts to producing and editing interviews, University of Hartford's STN Channel 2 encourages students to get their feet wet in the broadcast field early on. Each week, students are tasked with creating a 30-minute live broadcast covering campus, local, national and world news, which airs on the university’s network and online. Throughout production and post, participants are given access to a newsroom equipped with the latest cameras, editing gear and storage – including a Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage System to assist with the management of large video files.
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Brickyard VFX and General Gau Help JetBlue Soar
News: Brickyard VFX and General Gau Help JetBlue SoarBrickyard VFX, a bi-coastal VFX and animation studio, and General Gau, its in-house arm for custom character-based content, recently completed work on JetBlue Airways' "Air on the Side of Humanity" campaign via Mullen. The three-spot campaign engages viewers and conveys the JetBlue experience in a fresh and witty way -- through pigeons, the ultimate "frequent fliers," discussing the desire to be treated with some respect and humanity amid the plights of modern air travel. The spots launched this fall in Boston.
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Radley Remakes the Globe for Discovery
News: Radley Remakes the Globe for DiscoveryAfter repeatedly delivering the wonders of the world to the comfort of the living room for Discovery, Radley has launched its most ambitious collaboration yet: a complete rebrand of the network. The agency handled all design, animation, sound and production for seven on-air 3D packages totaling more than 400 deliverables: vibrant graphic explosions centered upon an ever-changing globe careening through snakes, sharks, ice, flames, hails of bullets, and other unreal elements of the constantly changing world at the heart of Discovery’s identity.
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Autoscript’s +WinPlus+ Software Is The Clear-Cut Choice For Precise Prompting
News: Autoscript’s +WinPlus+ Software Is The Clear-Cut Choice For Precise PromptingUser-Friendly System Provides Flexibility and Resilience in an Intuitive Package
For Stacey Torello, owner and operator of Precise Prompting, a full-service teleprompting company, conveying her clients’ messages flawlessly is the key to her company’s success. Whether it's a live television broadcast, corporate event, film shoot or a taped field piece, Torello relies on Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a world-leading teleprompting company, and its +WinPlus+ Prompting Software.
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Sennheiser Digital 9000 System Drives ‘Next Wave’ of Interactive Art
News: Sennheiser Digital 9000 System Drives ‘Next Wave’ of Interactive ArtLast month, Invisible Cities, the world’s first large-scale opera for wireless headphones, completed its limited run of sold-out performances at Los Angeles’ Union Station – the largest railway terminal in the western United States. At the heart of the production, which was staged within the vast, multi-room expanse of the terminal as well as among its outdoor courtyards, was Sennheiser’s new Digital 9000 wireless system. The microphone system delivered uncompressed, artifact-free audio night after night to patrons donning Sennheiser wireless headphones.
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TTNET Turkey Adds Four Live Sports Channels Based on PlayBox Technology Channel-in-a-Box Systems
TTNET, the largest internet service provider in Turkey, has chosen a broadcast playout system from PlayBox Technology for four high-definition live sports channels at its Esentepe transmission centre in Istanbul.
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Camera Corps Reports Landmark 2013 Including Growing Demand For High-Impact Second-Screen Content
Camera Corps, a Vitec Group company with extensive experience in designing speciality camera systems, reports an outstandingly successful 2013 both as a manufacturer and provider of broadcast support services.
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Alphadogs In Tune With Creative Workflows For Documentary Feature Sing Over Me
News: Alphadogs In Tune With Creative Workflows For Documentary Feature Sing Over MeThe journey to your true and authentic self is something almost all people aspire to attain. Going about finding your true self however, takes a lot of courage and strength. Recently completing post services at Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production, the documentary feature "Sing Over Me" explores how modern-day psalmist Dennis Jernigan went from years of depression and despair while leading a double life, to becoming a writer of some of the most popular Christian songs of all time, discovering his true identity along the way.
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Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D
News: Mistika's Innovative Creativity is a Success at London's BTV Post in Making "How Cities Work" in Both 2D and 3D“If it wasn’t for Mistika's compositing tools we would have lost some vital Stereo 3D shots from the series.” George Dutton, Colourist & Online Artist, BTV Post, London, UK
London's BTV Post provided full post production using Mistika for the stunning five-episode television series "How Cities Work," commissioned by Discovery. Working closely with Electric Sky Productions, BTV Post ensured that the series portrayed the footage in 2D as well as Stereo 3D formats. Filmed in S3D, "How Cities Work" shows coverage of world-leading cities such as London, New York, Barcelona, Las Vegas, Berlin and San Francisco and their key advancements in planning, technology and engineering.
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ESPN Selects Grass Valley to Outfit new HD Broadcast Facility
Ignite, Kayenne, K2 Summit kit out new ESPN Digital Center 2 40 LDX cameras upgrade existing Digital Center 1 Ignite system purchased for ESPN’s new Southeastern Conference Network
ESPN has selected Grass Valley® production technologies to equip its new HD Digital Center 2 broadcast facility in Bristol, CT, which is expected to be complete in spring 2014. The deal builds upon the longstanding relationship between ESPN and Grass Valley that spans three decades while strengthening Grass Valley’s position as a leader in the sports production market.
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Grass Valley Deploys First GV STRATUS in Hong Kong
OneTV taps GV STRATUS, EDIUS Elite, and K2 Summit for cost-effective, multiplatform news delivery
Grass Valley® has deployed its first set of GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools to the Hong Kong region at OneTV, a new 24/7 television station that delivers news, sports, and entertainment to millions of viewers across Hong Kong. The station is also leveraging the powerful capabilities of Grass Valley’s EDIUS® Elite multiformat nonlinear editing software, K2 Summit® 3G Production Client, and K2 SAN storage. Together, these technologies provide the station with the powerful capabilities it needs to deliver news around the clock and to multiple platforms including smartphones and tablets.
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ESPNU Taps Creative “Alumni” Loyalkaspar For "Never Graduate" Brand Package
News: ESPNU Taps Creative “Alumni” Loyalkaspar For "Never Graduate" Brand PackageAfter capturing the sophisticated yet brash personality behind the eponymous "late-night" sports show marking Olbermann's return to ESPN, entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar was challenged to brand a different type of personality: a network dedicated to an entire culture of college sports fans.
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Trollbäck + Company Forecasts A 'Change' With The Weather Channel Rebrand
News: Trollbäck + Company Forecasts A 'Change' With The Weather Channel RebrandThe Weather Channel has hired strategic design agency Trollbäck + Company (T+Co) to re-launch the brand as the world’s most immersive and knowledgeable source of information and inspiration for the weather enthusiast.
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TDC Wraps Sydney Opera House And Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylons In Projection For Australian Naval Spectacular
News: TDC Wraps Sydney Opera House And Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylons In Projection For Australian Naval SpectacularAchieving the very first projection onto both sides of the epic proportions of Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House, as well as onto the pylons of Sydney Harbour Bridge, was by no means a small challenge for any technology company.
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Autoscript Showcases E.P.I.C. All-In-One Prompter Display And On-Air Talent Monitor At CCW 2013
News: Autoscript Showcases E.P.I.C. All-In-One Prompter Display And On-Air Talent Monitor At CCW 2013Company Also Exhibits Variety of Accessories Designed to Solve Real-World Challenges
Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a world-leading teleprompting company, showcases its award-winning E.P.I.C (Enhanced Prompting Information Center) at Content & Communications World (CCW) 2013 — Vitec Videocom Booth 1013. A range of innovative accessories, including the +ClockPlus+ Timecode Display Unit and +TallyPlus+ Numbered Cue Light and Mount, are also on exhibit at the show.
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Roll Over, Beethoven! eyeball Reacquaints New York With A “Classic” Pop Icon: Wolfgang Amadeus “MozArt”
News: Roll Over, Beethoven! eyeball Reacquaints New York With A “Classic” Pop Icon: Wolfgang Amadeus “MozArt”Throughout November, WQXR 105.9 FM, New York’s only classical station, will celebrate a musical genius with "Month of Mozart," an immersive festival dedicated to one of classical music’s most-beloved composers.
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Telestream to Showcase Support for 4K, HEVC and Multiplatform Workflow Solutions at CCW
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, today announced plans to showcase support for 4K and HEVC/H.265 encoding, plus new products and multiplatform workflow solutions at the CCW Show November 13-14 in New York City. The company is also featuring new configurations for its newly-acquired closed captioning products.
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Portland Community TV Station Streamlines Workflow with Tightrope Media Systems
News: Portland Community TV Station Streamlines Workflow with Tightrope Media SystemsCablecast servers simplify multichannel playout, on-air branding and remote operations
Portland, Maine’s community television network CTN operates on a modest budget like most non-profit, public access TV stations. The station delivers on its mission to support, strengthen and enrich the local community with help from a lean, dedicated staff; and a cost-efficient, reliable workflow featuring Tightrope Media Systems server and automation technology.
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Union’s Jono Griffith Edits Call of Duty®: Ghosts
Jono Griffith of bicoastal Union edited the the new campaign for "Call of Duty®: Ghosts," directed by James Mangold and featuring Megan Fox. Created via 72andSunny, it follows four buddies on the trip of a lifetime through Las Vegas and beyond. "Call of Duty: Ghosts" arrives globally on November 5th, 2013.
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CCW 2013: Digital Nirvana To Show Live Stream And Broadcast Monitoring Software, Plus Content Repurposing Solution
News: CCW 2013: Digital Nirvana To Show Live Stream And Broadcast Monitoring Software, Plus Content Repurposing SolutionDigital Nirvana’s live stream media monitoring solution, broadcast monitoring software, and content repurposing system for multi-platform distribution will be front and center at the upcoming Content & Communications World Expo (CCW). Being held from November 13-14th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, CCW is an annual convention focused on media and entertainment technology that includes HDWorld, SATCON and the Production + Post conferences.
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TNDV Amplifies Production Quality for ‘Won & Done’ on MavTV
News: TNDV Amplifies Production Quality for ‘Won & Done’ on MavTVMobile production specialist teams up with show producers as season two production takes to the road
The TNDV mobile production team is deep into shooting season two of MavTV American Real’s hit program “Won & Done,” a competitive drag racing show where two drivers negotiate lanes, distance, starting point and more in advance of the race. TNDV was brought on for season two when the production site transitioned from a California studio to elite tracks in Michigan, Georgia and Ohio.
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Hal Leonard publishes "Power Tools for Cubase 7"
Master Steinberg’s Powerful Multi-Platform Audio Production Software
Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, is now shipping "Power Tools for Cubase 7" by Matthew Loel T. Hepworth.
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SmartJog acquires European content delivery network, TV-Radio.com
SmartJog, a fully owned TDF subsidiary and the global leader in managed digital delivery, announced today that it has acquired TV-Radio.com, a content delivery network (CDN) specializing in live & on-demand Internet streaming for radio, television, new media and corporate clients in Europe. SmartJog will add live and on-demand streaming across the Internet to its global product offerings.
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