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Input Media upgrades with Custom Consoles Module R furniture
News: Input Media upgrades with Custom Consoles Module R furnitureInput Media, one of Britain's leading specialists in sports television production, has invested in Custom Consoles Module-R furniture as part of a major technical upgrade at its studios in west London. The new installation includes seven desks and several bench tops for voiceover booths.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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VITEC Unveils New End-to-End 4K IPTV Solution for Enterprise TV and Sports Venues
4k Ultra HD Streaming presented as part of Sony 4K Vision Presenter Technology Demonstration at NAB
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video streaming solutions, today announced it has partnered with Sony to show a live demonstration of their new End-to-End 4K IPTV solution for real-time, multicast distribution of Ultra HD video.
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Building On Record 2013, Hiccup Media Expands With New Talent And Redesigned Company Web Site
News: Building On Record 2013, Hiccup Media Expands With New Talent And Redesigned Company Web SiteFull Service Creative Content Shop Celebrates Eight Years with Renewed Corporate Growth Strategy Emphasizing Winning Formula as Resource For Agencies And Client-Direct
In 2006 when former agency producer Rob Simone and editor/director Michael Cruz decided to abandon their successful careers at top ad agencies like Grey Worldwide, and BBDO to start Hiccup Media, they envisioned the company as a one-of-a-kind full-service boutique – a small, yet nimble resource, offering clients an array of services including creative strategy, content production and post. Eight years later, not only is the business model they pioneered now the norm, but Hiccup is again ahead of the curve thanks to the addition of noted international fashion director John Poliquin, and a redesigned website that highlights the approach, the clients and the work that is the basis of Hiccup’s success.
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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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AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera
News: AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional CameraNAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. ProRes codecs are well established in many post-production environments and offer wide compatibility with editing, color correction and finishing applications. CION enables today’s growing demand for high frame rate support and offers the ability to output 4K raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. CION can record directly to AJA Pak SSD media at up to 60 frames per second.
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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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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools, on set media management and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11, a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
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Ross Video Announces Innovative Professional Services Based On Dashboard’s Panelbuilder™
Today, Ross Video announced a major new release of Dashboard, its popular, open, facility control and monitoring solution, and the introduction of professional services, including flexible control solutions, that customize—and extend—the powerful DashBoard platform.
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Ross Video Announces That Carbonite Now Supports 3G and Advanced UHD (4K) Production
Today, Ross Video announced free software upgrades that not only enable Carbonite to be switched to 3G (1080P 50 or 60 (59.94)), but also open the door to the very latest production format: UHDTV (4K).
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Ross Mobile Productions Introduces Its Compact Production Vehicle at NAB 2014
News: Ross Mobile Productions Introduces Its Compact Production Vehicle at NAB 2014Remote-Production Vehicles Will Cost-Effectively Deliver the Highest Quality Video and Audio Content
Ross Mobile Productions (RMP) will introduce the OT1 compact production vehicle at this year’s NAB tradeshow. Designed around a tightly integrated Carbonite Production Switcher and XPression Graphics core, the RMP vehicles will deliver fiber and Triax camera capabilities, an advanced communication system and a dual-user eight-channel replay system. This incredible production power enables these Mercedes Sprinter-size vehicles to deliver network-quality production and meet consumer demand for coverage of more sporting and other live events.
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Ross Video Acquires Unreel LLC—and Makes The Studio of The Future Available Now
Today, Ross Video announced that it has acquired Massachusetts-based Unreel LLC, a leading augmented reality (AR) and virtual set (VS) solutions provider. The acquisition makes Ross Video the only company in the broadcast industry that’s able to offer a single-vendor turnkey AR/VS studio solution. This state-of-the-art “Studio of the Future” will be on display at NAB 2014.
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Ross Video Introduces Acuity—A Breakthrough in Modern Production Switcher Technology
News: Ross Video Introduces Acuity—A Breakthrough in Modern Production Switcher TechnologyToday, Ross Video launched Acuity, the first of a new generation of large production switcher platforms. The culmination of 40-years’ production switcher design experience, Acuity is a breakthrough in modern production switcher technology and combines seemingly limitless production power with aesthetic beauty and unprecedented connectivity.
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Ross Video Launches UX Design
New Augmented Reality and Virtual Set Design Department Will Expand Third-Party Partner Relationships
Today, Ross Video announced that it’s launching UX Design, a unique Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Set (VS) design department, as part of its acquisition of Unreel LLC, the leading AR and VS solutions provider. UX Design is being launched in cooperation with a number of key industry partners, and Ross Video is excited to be demonstrating its AR/VS solutions in the Ultimatte and ProCyc booths at NAB this year. Ross Video also announced that it is entering into a reseller partnership with General Lift for jib encoders.
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Bella Corporation Launches KillerKeys Pro for Mac
News: Bella Corporation Launches KillerKeys Pro for MacKillerKeys Pro for Mac: the last shortcut keyboard you will ever need
Bella Corporation today announced the launch of the much anticipated Mac version of KillerKeys Pro, which now includes a fully interactive shortcut keyboard, making it the last shortcut keyboard you will ever need. Using KillerKeys Pro allows you to automatically see the shortcuts – both in a traditional keyboard layout and using palettes of keys – for practically any application you are working in.
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LMG Selects Snell as Technology Partner for Transition to Full 4K Solution in Live Event Staging
Kahuna 360 switching and Sirius 830 routing to seamlessly manage multiple format sources quickly and effectively
Snell today announced that live event staging company LMG has chosen Snell to help deliver cutting-edge video experiences to its customers. Snell will provide key elements of the technology infrastructure, enabling multi-format content switching and simultaneous live feeds in 4K. The announcement underlines Snell’s commitment to helping customers make the transition to 4K by putting 4K functionality at the core of its entire product portfolio.
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Snell Demonstrates Advanced MAM Capabilities for Momentum
– Momentum combines advanced MAM functionality with powerful workflow automation –
Snell today announced the availability of advanced media asset management (MAM) capability for its Momentum solution, enabling the management and simplification of complex media workflows. Momentum now offers broadcasters a MAM system with powerful workflow automation, designed to address the challenges of TV Everywhere.
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Snell Unveils Format Conversion On Demand at NAB2014
Snell OD framework gets second product in the form of Quasar OD
Snell today announced the launch of its Quasar OD format converter, the latest software to be created with Snell’s On Demand framework. It is a truly universal file-based solution enabling seamless format conversion between 4K, 1080p, HD, and SD. Optimized to create stunning pictures for all interlaced and progressive content, this latest On Demand application delivers no compromise image quality at a competitive price point.
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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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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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Snell Reveals New Dynamic 4K Pan-and-Scan Technology and Demos Industry-Changing Maverik Switcher Control Surface
Exciting new technologies optimize viewing experience and bring unprecedented flexibility to live production
Snell today announced its dynamic pan-and-scan technology, a new feature that will help optimize consumers’ viewing experience and support the transition to 4K capture for broadcast and video production organizations. The technology will be part of the Snell Kahuna360 production switcher demo taking place on Booth N1820, alongside the groundbreaking new Kahuna Maverik switcher control surface that makes its US debut.
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Snell Delivers on Promise of Live TV Through New Signal Assurance and Intelligent Monitoring Solutions
– New lip sync module, and content monitoring solution among tools unveiled at NAB 2014 –
Snell announced today its new signal assurance and monitoring modules, including a media timing solution that helps broadcasters deliver greater operational efficiencies and ensure the highest quality media output across multiple screens. Part of Snell’s Live TV broadcast infrastructure offering, the solution can be deployed with or without existing Snell equipment, supporting the fast, flexible and open technology architecture needed by today’s broadcasters.
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Cinedeck Focuses On 4K Fire-Power And Broadcast Standards At NAB (Booth #SL14317)
News: Cinedeck Focuses On 4K Fire-Power And Broadcast Standards At NAB (Booth #SL14317)Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will showcase the new fire-power of its MX and RX record, ingest and transcode platforms in support of 4K and JPEG2000 production, plus the very latest international HD broadcast delivery standards, during NAB 2014, Las Vegas, at the Cinedeck booth #SL14317.
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What's new at NAB 2014 from ToolsOnAir
ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering continues to pioneer the most innovative and comprehensive broadcast suite available for the Mac OS platform.
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Union Visual Effects Re-Creates Renaissance Era Florence for the Second Season of "Da Vinci’s Demons."
Union VFX has provided key visual effects work over several episodes of the second season of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons”, produced by Adjacent Productions, it was announced today. The first episode premieres in the UK on April 4 at 10PM on FOX UK.
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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 2 at Moscone West in San Francisco
Developers Can Apply for WWDC Tickets Starting Today
Apple® today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At this year’s five-day conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, giving them the latest tools and technologies to continue creating the most innovative apps for the millions of iOS and Mac® customers worldwide. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards which showcase the best apps from the past year.
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Pronology’s Digital Asset Management System Streamlines Workflow for "Big Brother Canada"
Reality TV Show Relies on Comprehensive Solution for Multi-Camera Production
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is pleased to announce that once again Insight Productions has chosen its software platform to manage the enormous number of assets that the hit reality TV show," Big Brother Canada" will generate during the current production of Season 2. This marks the second collaboration, as the production also relied on Pronology for the reality show’s debut season. Insight Productions produces "Big Brother Canada" in partnership with Shaw Media and Endemol International.
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VHX Selects Aspera for High-Speed Video Ingest
VHX, a Direct-To-Fan Digital Distribution Platform for Video, Uses Aspera on Demand to Overcome Bottlenecks in File Upload Speeds to The Cloud
Aspera, Inc., an IBM Company and creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, today announced that VHX, a direct-to-fan digital distribution platform for premium video, has deployed Aspera On Demand to quickly and securely transfer full-length feature films and other video content from filmmakers directly into their cloud-based platform, significantly reducing the time it takes to make content available online.
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Adobe Reveals Next Wave of Innovation for Creative Cloud Video Apps at NAB
Major Updates and New Features Turbo-charge Video Workflows, Outpacing the Competition
(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced plans to significantly update all the video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud and will showcase these innovations at the NAB 2014 show in Las Vegas next week. Milestone feature additions, expected to ship in the next coming months, include major updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, designed to make everyday tasks easier and faster, enabling video professionals to create stunning videos, TV shows, films and commercials more efficiently. At NAB Adobe is also unveiling new features for Adobe Anywhere, the collaborative workflow platform that empowers teams using Adobe professional video apps to work together as they access and manage centralized media and assets across virtually any network.
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NBC Olympics Chose Media Links Inc. to Provide its Media Transmission Solutions for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi
MD8000 Media Transport Over IP Solutions Enabled NBC Olympics Loss-Less Video Delivery and Hitless Switching During its Coverage of 2014 Sochi Winter Games
Media Links Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Global Links, the market leader in broadcast and network solutions for media over IP, was selected to provide its Media Transport solutions to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from February 6-23. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, CTO and SVP, NBC Olympics, and Tom Canavan, President, Media Links Inc.
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Arrow Media Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform for All Productions
News: Arrow Media Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform for All ProductionsAframe’s Cloud Video Platform to Save Storage Costs, and Enable Rapid and Secure Remote Review and Approval
Arrow Media, one of the UK's top independent creative forces, has selected Aframe as its corporate cloud video platform. Aframe will be used across all Arrow Media’s productions, to facilitate the production process and enable lower costs, as well as secure and very reliable storage. The move is part of Arrow Media’s strategic focus on new technologies, and particularly cloud-based solutions, to maintain its agility as it continues its rapid expansion.
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Stoke Out Your Creativity with New GoPro Mounts, Accessories and Software
YouTube Tutorial Channel Provides Tips & Tricks for New Products and Key HERO3+ Features from Athletes and Experts
GoPro, maker of versatile cameras and enabler of some of today's most engaging user-generated content, today announced a collection of accessories and software designed to provide users with new ways to capture more unique shots and easily edit and share video and images. GoPro has also released a series of new tips and tricks videos via its YouTube tutorial page to support the product introductions and help users more quickly understand and adopt the new hardware and software.
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Agenda Announced for the Thirteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet
The Agenda has Been Set for the 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, to Be Held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Riviera Hotel Royale Ballroom in Las Vegas. SuperMeets are for those who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions. The Las Vegas SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid editors, gurus and and digital filmmakers during Nab Show 2014.
SuperMeets are for those who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions. The Las Vegas SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid editors, gurus and and digital filmmakers during Nab Show 2014. Doors will open at 4:30PM. Stage presentations will begin at 7:00 PM.- The agenda has been set for the 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, to be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Riviera Hotel Royale Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for the SuperMeet are on sale online for $15.00 each plus ticket fee and $10.00 for students and teachers. They will be $20.00 at the door. It is expected this SuperMeet will sell out as historically every Las Vegas SuperMeet sells out.
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Pre-NAB Editors' Lounge Examines How Trends In Technology Are Impacting Post-Production
News: Pre-NAB Editors' Lounge Examines How Trends In Technology Are Impacting Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post celebrated the 11th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends in post-production and what to expect at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas. Topics ranged from 4K to cloud-based technologies, and the future of the post-production professional. Moderated by Journalist Debra Kaufman, panelists included: Terence Curren (Editor/Colorist and Founder of AlphaDogs Post), Mark Raudonis (VP of Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions), Michael Kammes (Director of Technology, Key Code Media) and Ramy Katrib (CEO, Digital Film Tree).
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Advanced Systems Group Designs Digital Arts Facility for San Lorenzo Unified School District
News: Advanced Systems Group  Designs Digital Arts Facility for San Lorenzo Unified School DistrictAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, today announced work is complete on a $6 million production space designed by ASG that serves as the new home of the Bay Area Digital Arts (BADA) Academy for California’s San Lorenzo Unified School District. Located at San Lorenzo High School, the facility includes a 3,100-square-foot NC25 sound stage, production control room, audio control room, voiceover/ADR recording studio, editing classroom, production offices, and private edit suites.
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Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™
News: Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™Major Dolby Atmos Stage at Deluxe New York Used for Mixing Darren Aronofsky's Epic Production
Deluxe New York, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, is proud to announce that the makers of Paramount Pictures' epic feature Noah selected Deluxe's new mixing stage at 435 Hudson Street to create the soundscape for director Darren Aronofsky's powerful feature film. The theater—among the largest Dolby Atmos capable sound stages in New York—was the site where Skip Lievsay, the recent recipient of an Oscar for "Gravity," and Craig Henighan mixed the film, utilizing the powerful, lifelike sound made possible by Dolby Atmos technology.
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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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Digital Rapids and Cinnafilm® Integrate Award-Winning Automated Media Transformation and Standards Conversion Solutions
Cinnafilm's Tachyon standards conversion technology is now available as an option for the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 software and the Kayak workflow platform - The Tachyon component provides high-quality, motion-compensated frame rate conversion; inverse telecine with advanced cadence correction and more
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- and Cinnafilm, Inc., a leader in file-based image processing technology, announced today that Cinnafilm's Tachyon® standards conversion solution has now been integrated with the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 automated media transformation software and its underlying Kayak workflow platform.
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FreeRide World Tour Deploys Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the Swatch FreeRide World Tour by The North Face, which showcases the world’s best skiers and snowboarders executing stunts and runs at the top of Europe and North America’s biggest mountain ranges, is live streaming competitions using a Blackmagic Design broadcast infrastructure, including the Teranex 2D Processor and ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher.
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isovideo to Showcase Industry-First Stream-Based 4K/UHD/HD Standards Conversion/Transcoding/Transport Viarte Server Cluster at the NAB 2014
isovideo will be demonstrating the latest version of their highly scalable and efficient Viarte servers with stream-based, on-the-fly standards conversion/transcoding/transport capability. Also being demonstrated is a prototype of our upcoming product Vilan - an UHD capture/transmission server, for sending mathematically lossless HD/UHD/4k video in real time via 10 Gbits IP at NAB booth SU10211.
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software
News: Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation SoftwareNew Software Empowers Artists’ Creativity With Innovative New Tools Like Bifrost And Shaderfx
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D animation and modeling tool for professional indie game makers. Autodesk also announced the availability of the 2015 Entertainment Creation Suite for 3D animation and visual effects.
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DVEO Shipping Latest Version of Documented "DOZER" IP Video Traffic Smoothing Technology for Smooth Video Over Public Internet --
DVEO to Demonstrate DOZERbox II IP IP™ System and Media Dozer II: LIC™ Application at NAB 2014
DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), is now shipping the second generation version of its innovative technology for smooth distribution of IP video over poor or average quality public Internet.
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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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Quantel Acquires Snell To Create New Force In Media Technology
Combined Organisation Delivers Greater Scale and New Technology Innovation for Customers
Quantel, the market leading innovator in news and sports production systems and high quality post, today announced that it has acquired Snell. Snell is a world leader in broadcast and media technology providing a comprehensive range of solutions for Live TV production and the creation, management and distribution of content for TV everywhere – on tablets, mobiles and web. The acquisition enables the combined business to offer customers a complete product range to create, version and deliver high quality content efficiently across multiple platforms.
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See Top of the Line Broadcast Equipment From Canon, Sony, Panasonic and More at the Adorama Booth During NAB 2014 and Win Big
Visit Adorama at booth C10548 in Central Hall during NAB to test-drive the hottest gear on the market, plus enter Adorama’s NAB 2014 Great Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win products from Blackmagic, Sony and Convergent Design
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AdPro Increases Efficiency by 80 Percent with Teranex 2D Processors for Standards Conversion
Blackmagic Design today announced that AdPro, a department of global media technology group Adstream, is using Teranex 2D Processors as the backbone of its Adrack initiative for standards and format conversions for movie studios around the world.
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Bluefish444 Introduces Fluid Ingestore & Fluid Ingestore DNxHD Compatible with All Epoch & Create Video Cards
Ingest and Store Multiple Simultaneous SDI Streams, Recording Directly to Uncompressed and/or AVID Compatible DNxHD Media Files.
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduces Fluid INGESTORE & Fluid DNxHD INGESTORE for multi-channel HD/SD SDI ingest for use with Epoch and Create video cards running on Windows. Fluid INGESTORE & Fluid DNxHD INGESTORE are available immediately.
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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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Acorn Productions Ltd Announces Two Major New BBC1 Dramas for Agatha Christie's 125th Celebration Year
RLJ Entertainment Oversees Extraordinary Raft of Developments Across Platform, Bringing the Christie Brand to New Audiences
Acorn Productions Ltd today (Friday 28 February) announces that BBC1 has commissioned two significant new drama adaptations to bring Agatha Christie masterpieces to a new generation:
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Footage.net to Showcase Stock Footage Partner Resources at NAB 2014
Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will feature a diverse group of its stock footage content partners at its NAB exhibit, giving NAB attendees a chance to learn more about the world-class footage collections currently available for search and screening through Footage.net.
Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, will spotlight a number of its key stock footage partner companies as part of its exhibit at NAB, set to take place on April 7 -10, 2014. As a resource to creatives worldwide, Footage.net will be on hand to meet with NAB attendees, answer questions about finding and using the world’s best stock footage source material and provide an introduction to the outstanding footage collections available for search and screening through its website.
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XenData Launches New High-Capacity Cloud Storage Solution
XenData Cloud ideal for disaster recovery of video assets, scales to multiple petabytes
XenData, the global provider of digital archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announces XenData Cloud which provides high-capacity storage in a private cloud. XenData Cloud serves as an ideal hosted disaster recovery solution for new and existing XenData customers that have volumes of digital media assets that range from 100 TB to multiple petabytes.
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Snell Offers Free 15-Day Trial of the Unique Alchemist OD Media Transformation Tool
Emmy® award-winning, motion-compensated image quality now available in software
Snell today announced a free 15-day trial for its award-winning image processing solution, Alchemist OD. A scalable, file-based software product, it enables the next generation of unrivalled motion-compensated image transformation ‘On Demand’.
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Leader to Launch New OS X Compatible Eyeheight BroadcastSafeMC Legalizer and Safe-Area Generator at NAB 2014
Leader will introduce the latest addition to Eyeheight's wide range of broadcast legalizer hardware and plug-ins on the Leader booth (C9511) at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Previously limited to Microsoft Windows, the BroadcastSafeMC plug-in legalizer for Avid Media Composer is now available to run on Apple OS X.
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Riptide Music and Pigfactory Merge to Form Riptide Music Group: New Entity Creates Sync Powerhouse with Global Publishing Administration
News: Riptide Music and Pigfactory Merge to Form Riptide Music Group: New Entity Creates Sync Powerhouse with Global Publishing AdministrationRiptide Music and Pigfactory, two leading, Los Angeles-based music sync licensing and publishing companies, have merged to form a new, combined entity: RIPTIDE MUSIC GROUP, LLC. Riptide Music President Rich Goldman, Riptide Music Executive Vice President Bob Kaminsky, and Pigfactory CEO Keatly Haldeman jointly made today’s announcement.
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2014 NAB Show Preview: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) Booth L30
SMPTE at The 2014 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): The Future of Motion Imaging and Sound, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from and engage with leading figures in the motion picture business. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, the digital library, the success of the past year's educational conferences, and new products including the CamWhite pocket chart for white-balancing. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through both scholarships and social events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular ice cream social, which last year drew 70 students, and at the SMPTE booth.
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Is Your Brain Bored? National Geographic Channels International Will Fix That In 2014 With New Yearlong Programming And Marketing Campaign "Entertain Your Brain
News: Is Your Brain Bored? National Geographic Channels International Will Fix That In 2014 With New Yearlong Programming And Marketing Campaign "Entertain Your BrainNational Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has announced a new programming and marketing campaign that will "ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN" with a series of new and returning shows that spotlight the incredible workings of science and the human mind through mind-blowing experiments, viewer-driven brain teasers and man-on-the-street trials. The new "ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN" strand kicks off this February with the return of the Emmy®-nominated, global hit series "Brain Games," with host and self-proclaimed “wonder junkie” Jason Silva guiding you through the twists and turns of your grey matter. "Brain Games" was the #1 rated series across all the National Geographic Channels worldwide in 2013.
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Studio Technologies Debuts Model 412 Fiber Transport Systems At 2014 Nab Show
News: Studio Technologies Debuts Model 412 Fiber Transport Systems At 2014 Nab ShowThree Models Feature SDI, MADI and Ethernet Capabilities
Studio Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of tailored high-performance audio, video and fiber-optic products for the professional audio, installation and broadcast markets, announces its debut of the Model 412 Fiber Transport System at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C11149). The Model 412 is a high-performance portable or rack-mounted solution for transporting multiple serial digital video, MADI digital audio, as well as gigabit Ethernet signals over single-mode optical fibers. The Model 412 comes in three versions offering a range of SDI/MADI input and output configurations.
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Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer Service
News: Electric Pictures Helps Film Libraries Preserve Assets with Unique Transfer ServiceOrange County post production company specializes in high definition telecine services as a high quality/low cost means of commercializing, restoring and preserving film content.
While most Hollywood movies and television shows are now produced on digital media, one Orange County, California post production company has built a thriving business using video systems that the newer digital technology was meant to replace.
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Evangelizing Sound
The Motion Picture Sound Editors promotes the artistry of sound through scholarship programs, educational outreach and other activities.
Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will gather at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles for their annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony, one of the oldest and most prestigious technical awards competitions in Hollywood. It’s the biggest night of the year for the group as sound editors from the worlds of motion pictures, television, gaming and other media pause to recognize the best work in their field. Handing out awards, however, is only a small part of the MPSE’s mission. The 61-year-old organization is active year-round in a variety of charitable, educational and social activities all aimed at promoting the craft of sound editing and its contribution to the various forms of entertainment.
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“Max Steel” Unveils Its Lead Actors, Ben Winchell, Ana Villafañe
-- Dolphin Films International, Mattel, IM Global Announce “Max Steel” International Distribution Rights to be Sold at European Film Market --
Dolphin Films announced today that Ben Winchell (Disney’s “A.N.T. Farm,” “Necessary Roughness”) and Ana Villafañe (“Hiding,” “Los Americans”) have signed on to play the signature roles of Max McGrath™ and Sydney Gardner in “Max Steel,” the highly anticipated, live-action franchise feature film based on Mattel’s popular superhero property of the same name.
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Cinedeck Breaks Into 4K And Adds Latest International HD Broadcast Delivery Standards
News: Cinedeck Breaks Into 4K And Adds Latest International HD Broadcast Delivery StandardsCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, has announced significant new product and software releases supporting 4K production and the latest HD delivery standards now being adopted by major broadcasters worldwide.
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NBC Olympics’ Production Of The 2014 Olympic Winter Games In Sochi To Utilize Snell Alchemist Standards Converters
Snell’s Alchemist Ph.C will enable NBC Olympics to perform pristine standards conversion during its coverage of 2014 Sochi Winter Games
Snell has been selected once again to provide its Alchemist Ph.C-HD standards converter to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, for its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from February 6-February 23. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, senior vice president of engineering for NBC Olympics, and Robert Rowe, chief technology officer at Snell.
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Sony 4K and HD Professional Cameras Cover Every Angle for the Big Game
News: Sony 4K and HD Professional Cameras Cover Every Angle for the Big GameFOX Sports Deploys Sony F55 and F65 4K Cameras for Super Zoom Technology; More than 100 HDC-1500, HDC-2500 Cameras for Game, Halftime, Pre- and Post-Game
More than 100 Sony professional cameras – 4K and HD -- will cover the field for this weekend's broadcast of professional football's championship game.
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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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Quantum’s New Flash-Based Stornext 5 Appliance Delivers Unmatched Performance For Media Workflows
StorNext 5 Platform Powers Two New Offerings; Also Now Integrated into Existing Metadata Appliances
Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM) today announced it has expanded its StorNext® platform with two new StorNext 5 metadata appliances. The new StorNext M445 SSD leverages flash technology to maximize the benefits of StorNext 5, the company’s completely re-architected solution optimized to deliver the greatest level of performance and reliability in modern workflow environments. The StorNext M445 SSD significantly raises the performance bar with a 7x boost in metadata operations. A second new metadata appliance, the StorNext M660XL, offers greater capacity and scale with support for up to 5 billion files, 100 percent compatibility with Apple Xsan, and fully integrated scale-out IP connectivity for Windows and Linux workstations.
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American Airlines Center Upgrades Routing Infrastructure with PESA
News: American Airlines Center Upgrades Routing Infrastructure with PESAPESA, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of professional audio and video connectivity, today announced the American Airlines Center in Dallas, home of the NBA Dallas Mavericks and NHL Dallas Stars as well as one of the top ticket-selling concert venues in the country, recently upgraded its routing infrastructure with a variety of PESA products. Installed last summer, the new system is built around a PESA Cheetah 288x288 digital video routing switcher and includes PESA’s new Touch72 LCD router control panel.
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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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Dalet Drives Efficiency at i24news Multilingual Newsroom Operation
Dalet News Suite at the core of i24news’ state-of-the-art newsroom; 90-day facility rollout led by Dalet
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions software and services for content producers, has provided its powerful and highly versatile turnkey system, Dalet News Suite, for Israel’s new 24-hour news channel, i24news. Based in Jaffa port, Tel Aviv, the broadcaster transmits in three languages: English, French and Arabic, via a combination of satellite, cable and Internet. The impressive installation features the MAM-driven Dalet News Suite solution, two Dalet Brio 4:4 ingest and playout servers, Harmonic ProMedia Carbon transcoders, Quantum LTO Tape Library, and Brightcove CMS. In all, over 100 user workstations are deployed at i24news.
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Phillip Neighbour and Maurice de Jonghe join Alan Bunting to Strengthen PlayBox Technology UK Sales & Business Development
PlayBox Technology UK Limited announces a major expansion to its sales management team with the appointment of Phillip Neighbour and Maurice de Jonghe. Based at the company's premises in Hatfield, they will work alongside Alan Bunting who joined PlayBox Technology in July 2013 from Ross Video where he was Regional Sales Manager for Western Europe.
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Cache-A Appoints Mediacast As Middle East Distributor
News: Cache-A Appoints Mediacast As Middle East DistributorCache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, today announced it has appointed MediaCast as its distributor for the UAE and wider Middle East region. Chosen for its technological prowess and market knowledge of the Middle Eastern media and entertainment industry, MediaCast has made an immediate impact having already secured several Cache-A sales to leading broadcasters, post-production facilities and cultural institutions.
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BenQ Appoints FineEye Color Solutions as Official Distributor for PG Color Management Monitor Series
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of professional graphics monitors, today announced the appointment of FineEye Color Solutions of Grand Rapids, Mich., as an official distributor for the BenQ Professional Graphics (PG) series of certified color management monitors. Following the successful launch of the PG2401PT in Sept. 2013, BenQ is extending its commitment to serving digital imaging, graphics, and print media professionals with superior products and support.
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SC Freiburg Fans Get Closer To The Action With Blackmagic Design
News: SC Freiburg Fans Get Closer To The Action With Blackmagic DesignGerman Bundesliga team, SC Freiburg, has upgraded its Mage Solar Stadium’s broadcast capabilities to full HD to help its fans get closer to the action on the pitch. The system is built around Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and Compact Videohub, which are used in the production of live content for the team’s in stadium television channel.
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DaVinci Resolve 10 and Teranex 2D Used on Lorde’s “Team” Music Video
News: DaVinci Resolve 10 and Teranex 2D Used on Lorde’s “Team” Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that Santa Monica based post production facility Prehistoric Digital graded the music video for Lorde’s new single, “Team,” on DaVinci Resolve 10. The company also used Blackmagic Design’s Teranex 2D video processor to complete a range of standards conversions to get the new music video ready for an international audience.
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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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YouTube Sensation Freddie Wong Turns to Shutterstock to Fuel His Latest Explosive Hit, "Secret Santa"
News: YouTube Sensation Freddie Wong Turns to Shutterstock to Fuel His Latest Explosive Hit, "Secret Santa"Wildly successful digital filmmaker Freddie Wong, best known for his CGI-fueled, over-the-top web series and shorts, has tapped into the visual resources of stock image provider Shutterstock to create his latest viral hit, "Secret Santa."
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Anton/Bauer Pumps The Power Behind "Kvadrat" Techno DJ Documentary
News: Anton/Bauer Pumps The Power Behind "Kvadrat" Techno DJ DocumentaryDIONIC HC and DIONIC HCX Help First-Time Film Director Capture Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Russian DJ
Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, has recently gone deep into the world of a well-known Russian Techno DJ with French/Russian director Anatoly Ivanov for his first full-length documentary, "Kvadrat." Ivanov had always worked as a still photographer until friends proposed he give cinema a try. After several experiments using video that often incorporated Anton/Bauer batteries, Ivanov came across well-known Russian Techno DJ Andrey Pushkarev, of DeepMix.ru fame, who agreed to be the focus of Ivanov’s first documentary. The two began their collaboration in February 2011 and have since spent two and a half years on the pre-production, production and post-production processes.
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Anton/Bauer Brings Its Power To The Stage Of Annual American Freedom Alliance Fundraiser
News: Anton/Bauer Brings Its Power To The Stage Of Annual American Freedom Alliance FundraiserProduction Company Relies on DIONIC HCX to Help Light the Stage of Important Event
Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, recently assisted Franklin Video Productions, Inc., a full service video production company, in powering the stage lighting for an important annual fundraiser banquet for the American Freedom Alliance.
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Royal Shakespeare Company the First UK theatre to Broadcast Shakespeare Direct into Schools with Richard II
News: Royal Shakespeare Company the First UK theatre to Broadcast Shakespeare Direct into Schools with Richard IIDavid Tennant in the title role was streamed free of charge into classrooms up and down the country
On Friday 15 November, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) became the first UK theatre to broadcast Shakespeare direct into schools, as Richard II with David Tennant in the title role was streamed free of charge into classrooms up and down the country.
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Litepanels Freefall for Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Cell Phone Spot
News: Litepanels Freefall for Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Cell Phone SpotWhen Emmy, Grammy, Peabody (and more) Award winning musician Douglas Spotted Eagle isn’t making music, he’s up in the air, literally, as an aerial camera operator. One of his most recent aerial shoots for a global cell phone manufacturer entailed an unusual lighting challenge; a unit that would work during a free fall. His choice: Litepanels Sola ENG and MicroPro LED lights.
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Barnes Takes on Alaska for Hostile Environment Adventure Gear
News: Barnes Takes on Alaska for Hostile Environment Adventure GearAdventure cinematographer Joe Barnes of BreakFrame, Inc is a no-holds-barred, in-the-trenches shooting director and DP who takes his gear to extreme and adventurous locations. Recently for a short film, Hostile Environment Adventure Gear, which demonstrates military products and innovative outdoor adventure gear, Joe was off to shoot on Seward, Alaska’s Exit Glacier Overlook Trail, the shore of Resurrection Bay, and other mountainous terrains. “For this trek, we needed equipment that would stand up to the elements and the rigorous climbs,” says Barnes. “My selection of an efficient and lightweight camera package was extremely important”.
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Qube Cinema Servers To Add Support for Dolby Atmos Sound
XP-D and XP-I D-Cinema Servers Integrate New Cinema Audio Format
Qube Cinema has been licensed to support Dolby® Atmos™ playback in its servers. The Qube XP-D and XP-I digital cinema servers are the first in the Qube server line to be evaluated to support Dolby Atmos playback with software updates expected to be available in early 2014. Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by giving filmmakers the ability to precisely place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theatre, even overhead, to create the most engaging cinematic experience ever.
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American Film Institute AFI Awards 2013 Official Selections
10 Outstanding Motion Pictures and Television Programs Inducted into the AFI Almanac of the Art Form
The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2013 – 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year's most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.
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KIRO-TV Travels to Panama Canal for ENG Shoot with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel
News: KIRO-TV Travels to Panama Canal for ENG Shoot with Zylight F8 LED FresnelWhen the multi-billion dollar expansion of the Panama Canal is complete in 2015, larger ships will be able to go through the waterway and potentially bypass Seattle and other West Coast ports. As part of a larger story about the expansion’s potential local economic impact that aired on Nov. 20, KIRO-TV, the Cox Media Group-owned CBS affiliate for Seattle-Tacoma (DMA #12), sent a news team to tour the Panama Canal and talk with shipping industry professionals from the region.
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AmberFin Announces New Transcode Farm Controller & Network Licence Server for iCR
New enterprise-class features support business growth in a fluid file-based media landscape
In an environment where leading analyst house, IHS Electronics and Media reports a continued global reduction in TV sales against predicted major increases in file transcoding resources where the real winner will be in multi-format transcoding needed for multi-screen OTT distribution, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has introduced new enterprise-class features for iCR, the company's file-based content ingest and transcoding system.
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Anton/Bauer Packs A Punch On Set Of New Sci-Fi Action Film "Hero Punk"
News: Anton/Bauer Packs A Punch On Set Of New Sci-Fi Action Film "Hero Punk"Cinematographer Ferguson Sauve-Rogan Selects DIONIC 90 Batteries to Power the All-Digital Film’s Production
When faced with the task of recreating writer/director Kanen Flowers’ cyber-punk superhero world on screen for the upcoming all-digital indie film "Hero Punk," DP/Cinematographer Ferguson Sauve-Rogan knew he would need a lot of peripherals to power up his rig. That’s why Rogan relies on portable power solutions from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries.
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Cinematographer Danna Kinsky Powers Her Latest Film Project With Anton/Bauer
News: Cinematographer Danna Kinsky Powers Her Latest Film Project With Anton/BauerDIONIC 90 and HyTRON 50 Batteries Selected for Filming of ‘A Matter of Chance’
With 18 years of experience in cinematography and still photography, Danna Kinsky is always on the hunt for the next interesting feature film. Based on her extensive experience in shooting footage in multiple formats, she relies heavily on batteries from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries. The portability and longevity behind the company’s DIONIC® 90 and HyTRON 50 batteries ensures her equipment runs as smoothly as her productions.
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SMPTE Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending With a Purpose
Dec. 3 Day of Giving Provides Powerful Reminder That Donations Are Instrumental in SMPTE's Success in Education and Standards Work
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind effort to leverage the power of charities, families, businesses, and individuals to inspire people to take collaborative action in giving to the causes they support in better and smarter ways, improving their communities, and helping to create a better world.
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BenQ Supports the Creative Class With Introduction of PG2401PT Monitor at the Color Management Conference 2013
Company Brings Certified Color Calibration at a Great Value Plus Colorific™ Image Quality to Premier Print Industry Event
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced its sponsorship of the Printing Industries of America (PIA) Color Management Conference (CMC) being held from Dec. 7-10 in Phoenix, Ariz. As a gold sponsor of the PIA CMC and the official projector sponsor for the conference, BenQ will be providing its new PG2401PT certified color management monitor and Colorific™ projectors for a variety of presentations, training sessions, demonstrations, and other brand-critical color development programs during the color management community's premier event. BenQ will also be giving away a PG2401PT monitor at the conference and announcing the availability of a new 32-inch PG Series monitor for release in 2014.
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The PostMan Expedites Project Delivery with Facilis TerraBlock
News: The PostMan Expedites Project Delivery with Facilis TerraBlockFounded by Marc Savoie in 2006 with only 600 square feet of studio space and one online editing suite, The PostMan has grown to become one of Canada’s largest post production studios, with two state-of-the art facilities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. From film and episodic TV projects to commercial work, documentaries and more, Savoie and his savvy team of creatives collaborate with clients around the world to provide exceptional audio and video post, color correction, animation, VFX and project management.
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Anton/Bauer Shines A Spotlight On Mobile Power At SATIS 2013
News: Anton/Bauer Shines A Spotlight On Mobile Power At SATIS 2013Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, will have several of its mobile power solutions for the broadcast industry on display at the Vitec Videocom stand (#B19) during SATIS 2013. The company will highlight its DIONIC® HC, HCX, HD and CINE VCLX batteries, as well as a variety of the company’s innovative Gold Mount® solutions and chargers.
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Tightrope Media Systems ZEPLAY Ignites Fan Experience at University of Minnesota Sporting Events
News: Tightrope Media Systems ZEPLAY Ignites Fan Experience at University of Minnesota Sporting EventsSlo-mo instant replay system offers school a robust feature set, reliable performance and affordable price point for upgraded control room
TCF Bank Stadium is home to University of Minnesota Gophers football, one of 23 varsity sports teams on campus competing in the storied Big Ten Conference. The modern, recently-opened stadium influenced HD upgrades to a control room shared with three arenas. The upgrades include two Tightrope Media Systems ZEPLAY solutions to drive slo-mo instant replay and sports video to more than 1200 screens.
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Allied Fiber Announces the Official Launch of its Nationwide System
Event in West Palm Beach, FL Marks the Launch of Its Southeast Route and National System
Allied Fiber, LLC, the first integrated, network-neutral dark fiber, colocation and interconnection provider in the United States, held its official launch event at Phillips Point Club in West Palm Beach, FL on November 13, 2013. Celebrating the launch of Allied Fiber’s National System, the event began with tours of its West Palm Beach colo facility, the first colo facility installed in the Miami to Jacksonville Segment, and concluded with a presentation on the benefits Allied Fiber brings to the State of Florida and a luncheon. Nearly 100 guests gathered for the event. The attendee list was comprised of local and state government officials, industry media representatives, investors, vendors, and customers.
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Mayers Chooses Litepanels LEDs for ABC Comedy “Mixology”
News: Mayers Chooses Litepanels LEDs for ABC Comedy “Mixology”Cinematographer Michael Mayers’ assignment for the new ABC half-hour single camera comedy “Mixology” is to create a rich dramatic look with an immediacy and upbeat approach to his photography. “Because this is comedy, and there is a lot of improvisation, I try to cross-shoot with our two ARRI Alexa cameras which carry either Angenieux Optimo or Fujinon Cabrio lenses, whenever I can,” says Mayers. “That way, all the actors in the scene are ‘on’ at the same time and we don’t have to go back to shoot the other side of the coverage and lose the spontaneity of the moment. Of course, that approach really ups the ante on my lighting. And, that’s where Litepanels LEDs are key to my getting the shots.”
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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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DVEO Announces New Products For Streaming Media West 2013
News: DVEO Announces New Products For Streaming Media West 2013– Including Live Media Server with 8 HD-SDI Inputs, Video Warehouse with Automatic Archiving, IP Video Traffic Shaping Technology, and More
DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), will demonstrate many unique products at Streaming Media West 2013 in Huntington Beach, California, November 19-20, in booth 207.
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Anton/Bauer To Exhibit Leading Mobile Power Solutions At CCW 2013
News: Anton/Bauer To Exhibit Leading Mobile Power Solutions At CCW 2013Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries, will have several of its mobile power solutions for the broadcast industry on display at the Vitec Videocom booth (#1031) during Content & Communications World (CCW) 2013. The company will highlight its DIONIC® HC, HCX and HyTRON® 140 batteries, its QR-SDH Gold Mount®, the AB Direct VU and AB-HDTX System components of its Gold Spectrum™ Wireless Series, as well as a variety of the company’s innovative chargers.
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IDC To Display Targeted Advertising And Video Contribution Solutions At CCW 2013
News: IDC To Display Targeted Advertising And Video Contribution Solutions At CCW 2013International Datacasting (TSX: IDC), a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters, will feature its targeted ad insertion platforms and MPEG-2/MPEG-4 video encoder at the upcoming Content & Communications World Expo (CCW).
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Documentary Film Makers Take TitaniumZ-5 Shared Storage on the Road
Mobile Storage Solution Provides Production Team with Critical Access to Files on Location
Traveling to remote parts of Kenya while working on "Shifting Ground," a documentary film following three women living in the slums of Nairobi, film makers at Seek Films and Ethikos Productions used Small Tree’s GraniteSTOR TitaniumZ-5 shared storage system to provide the entire production team with on-site access to content captured on location.
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Media 100 Expands Support for AJA and Matrox Hardware
New Media 100 Suite Version 2.1.3 Now Available
Media 100, a leading provider of advanced editing systems for corporate, broadcast, and post-production, today announced that Media 100 Suite Version 2.1.3 is now available. Media 100 Suite v2.1.3 adds support for AJA’s Io Xt, Io Express, T-TAP, and KONA LHe Plus video I/O hardware as well as Matrox’s Mojito MAX.
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IBC 2012: AVIDIBC 2012: AVID's Worldwide Collaboration & Delivery
At IBC 2012, the Avid stand sports a globe, an icon of what the company is showing: more emphasis on worldwide collaboration and delivery to multiple screens. In addition to enhancements to the entire Media Composer 6.5 family, Avid unveiled Interplay Production 2.7, with support for Interplay Sphere, ISIS 2000, Avid DNxHD 85/100 and Media Composer 6.5/NewsCutter 10.5. Also new were advances to its asset-based workflow solutions. Interplay MAM (Media Asset Management) Active Archive and a new ProTools/HD Native Thunderbolt interface.
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Media 100 Steps Out with Suite 1.5Media 100 Steps Out with Suite 1.5
Nick Griffin gives COW members a passionate 4.5 Cow review of Media 100's Suite 1.5. From a relevant history lesson to the latest version of the super-speed Media 100, Nick urges readers to wake from their 'Rip Van Winkle' sleep and see what Media 100 can do now.
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Making the Transitions to HD with Media 100Making the Transitions to HD with Media 100
Everyone was talking HD to Creative COW's Nick Griffin. Everyone that is except his clients... until the latter part of last year. Making the transition from a Standard to a High Definition shop was far simpler than he'd ever imagined. In this article, Nick describes the transition.
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Media 100 Producer: Media 100Media 100 Producer: Media 100's software-only editor
Creative Cow's Nick Griffin, a longtime Media 100 user, switched to Final Cut Pro a few years ago. Here, he explores Media 100 Producer, a new software-only editor from Media 100. Media 100 Producer offers a mobile and scalable editing environment as well as FireWire I/O and Panasonic P2 acquisition capabilities. Ideal for in-the-field or mobile editing, editors using Media 100 Producer can shoot using their Panasonic P2 camera and immediately begin editing. In addition, Media 100 Producer can use media captured by Apple Final Cut Pro and Media 100 and output via FireWire or export to DVD or web. Nick explores this latest offering from Media 100 and gives it 4-1/2 Cows out of five. Why? read on...
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Back-To-Back Graphics in Media 100Back-To-Back Graphics in Media 100
In this article, broadcast editor Dave LaRonde looks at ways to use back to back graphics in Media 100 and explores ways to save valuable project disk space while using them. He quotes the oft quoted Law of Digital Media, which says: You can never have too much storage. It should also have a corollary: If you don't have lots of storage, anything you can do to save it is a good thing.
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Setting the stage for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
Video Playback and Graphics team uses Adobe Creative Cloud and plugins from FxFactory to create period-specific news content To make the set of GNN, the 24-hour news channel featured in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as realistic as possible required one essential element: content. It was the job of the...
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Now is the time for Avid Media Composer 7
ATTN APPLE Final Cut Pro users: NOW is the TIME to learn Avid Media Composer 7 Are you still editing on FCP7? Are you still wasting hours upon hours logging & transferring or MPEG Stream clipping your file based HD footage into HD before you can even start editing? Still...
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Archiving Data
In this digital media world, it's imperative to not only have enough media array space to do your work, but also to store and protect that media for the long term. We've been using a very simple method going on four years now and in response to a question I...
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Transfer FCP Sequences to Avid Media Composer with Boris AAF
Boris AAF Transfer is a custom Apple Final Cut Pro plug-in that lets you export AAF files from Final Cut Pro sequences for import into Avid Media Composer or Avid DS. Because the entire live FCP program sequence is transferred...
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Episode #050 - November 18, 2008
CGI The Early Years with Steve Wright, Robert Abel and Associates, Kodak Cinesite, Learning Nuke, Media 100 13 ships, Adobe CS4 downloads, Flash Converter, Browsershots and more creative news and interviews - creativecow.net
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Episode #040 - September 10, 2008
Episode 040 - Social Media Marketing with Dave Peck, Media 100 update, new iPods, iTunes 8, NFL streams live, XM Sirius merger, DVR lovers and more creative tech news, interviews and reports - www.creativecow.net
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