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Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 Developers
News: Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 DevelopersFull Integration of Game Industry’s Leading Next-Gen Texture Development Tool on Epic Games’ GitHub
Today, Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine is coming to one of the gaming world’s favorite development platforms. With a full integration into Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), Substance Engine makes the creation of next-gen textures a seamless experience for even the most ambitious of game developers. No purchase required, just a free plugin available for all Unreal Engine 4 developers.
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Shotgun Client Review Site is Now Available
News: Shotgun Client Review Site is Now AvailableEnables Studios to Share Work with Clients on Desktops or Mobile Devices Securely and Easily
Shotgun Software has released Shotgun 5.3 featuring a new, integrated Shotgun Client Review Site. This toolset enables creative companies to share media with clients or anyone outside the studio securely, with one click, through free, unlimited client accounts, to desktops or mobile devices. All client feedback is automatically tracked and recorded in Shotgun. The Shotgun Client Review Site replaces a time- and labor-intensive process with a single click, for both studios and their clients.
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Echostreams Teams Up with LSI and Microsoft to Demonstrate High-Availability Virtualized Shared Storage for Media Professionals at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas at LVCC Booth No.SL10810
Company showcases a complete family of Microsoft Server 2012 R2 certified cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms designed for OEMs, ranging from entry-level UP Intel E3 Haswell to top-of-the-line DP E5 Ivy Bridge, enhanced with LSI Syncro™® CS 9271-8i active/active redundant RAID adapters.
Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC. today announced the availability of an entire family of redundant server platforms, DuraStreams™, that are designed specifically for various Small-Medium-Business (SMB) verticals, with the support of the latest LSI Syncro® CS HA DAS technology. These platforms are certified under Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 for continuous availability, ideal for OEMs, System Integrators and Value-Added-Resellers building “Business in a Box” and “Branch in a Box” all-in-one Windows Server Hyper-V appliances. Knowing there are different needs coming from different SMB verticals that cannot be satisfied with “one-size-fits-all” approach, Echostreams has developed not one, but five different cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms supporting E3, E5-1400, E5-1600, and E5-2600 platforms. Environments suitable for these cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms include Retail, Medical/Dental Offices, Hotels & Restaurants, Education, Media & Broadcasting, and many others.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Streams Content Through the Cloud
Grass Valley Offers Customers the Ability to Stream Content to The Cloud Across the Globe Using Microsoft Azure
Booths SL206 and N2513 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that it will provide content producers using EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software a means of transcoding to a streaming format directly from their HQ/HQX assets. Microsoft Azure Media Services is licensing support for Grass Valley’s HQ Codec/HQX Codec, opening new doors for EDIUS users by giving them the improved functionality and flexibility to upload and stream content to a wider variety of environments through the cloud.
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LOGAN Expands into Film and Television with the Launch of Logan Pictures
Award-winning creative studio and production company, LOGAN, is expanding the boundaries of its leading edge creative prowess with a new content development arm called Logan Pictures, which launches with a diverse slate of film, television, and new media projects. The company’s first feature film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, was received with high praise and positive reviews from critics at Sundance Film Festival 2014 and kicked off the 2014 New Directors / New Films Festival at the MoMA in New York City. The new operation will be led by producer Nick Moceri and overseen by LOGAN founders, Ben Conrad and Alexei Tylevich.
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iZotope Nectar® Elements Now Shipping in Sony Vegas™ Pro 13
iZotope, Inc, a leading audio technology company, has again partnered with Sony Creative Software to provide Nectar Elements as part of Sony’s Vegas Pro 13 video production environment. Nectar Elements, a vocal processing plug-in, is built on an easy-to-use interface, intuitive controls, and extensive preset system for processing vocals quickly to professional results.
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DTS and Unified Streaming Expand Support for Layered Audio to Include HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions, and Unified Streaming, a provider of cross-platform video streaming technologies, collaboratively announced today an extension of their existing relationship to incorporate the DTS Layered Audio Stream Reconstruction SDK into the Unified Streaming Platform to encompass support for HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
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Grass Valley Goes to the Cloud with Release of GV STRATUS Playout
Cloud-enabled operation uses revolutionary solid-state playout card to drive ultra-streamlined, scalable, reliable playout
Booths SL206 and N2513, April 7, 2014 — GV STRATUS Playout, a revolutionary, cloud-enabled Software as a Service (SaaS) playout technology will make its worldwide debut at NAB Show 2014. The groundbreaking new solution, which combines the efficiency and flexibility of true cloud computing with the performance and rock solid reliability of a solid-state playout server on a card, is a groundbreaking approach for regionalized and network center-based playout. The solution will be demonstrated on the Grass Valley stand in the North Hall, N2513.
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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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Signiant Launches SkyDrop Hybrid SaaS Solution to Accelerate Movement of Large Data Sets Into and Out of Cloud Storage
Intelligent File Movement Software Leader Extends Cloud Platform, Offers Scalable and Reliable High-Speed On-Ramp to Cloud
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement, today announced a significant extension of the company’s cloud portfolio with the introduction of Signiant SkyDrop – the first and only commercially available hybrid SaaS solution that accelerates the movement of big data and professional media files into and out of cloud storage. Unlike other acceleration offerings, Signiant SkyDrop is a genuine cloud-formed solution that leverages managed cloud infrastructure, in contrast to software that customers must deploy and manage.
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Aspera Expands Partner Ecosystem at NAB 2014
Leading Media Technology Providers are Adopting Aspera FASPTM to Enable High-Performance Content Storage, Processing and Distribution
Booth SL8511- Aspera, Inc., an IBM Company and creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, expanded its partner ecosystem with new joint solutions powered by Aspera FASP™ high-speed transport technology.
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Object Matrix Announces New Products, Functionality and Pricing At NAB
Object Matrix, developer of trusted object based nearline archive systems today introduces the following new features, products and pricing models to be launched at the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas.
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Aspera Drive Delivers Extreme File Sharing To The Desktop
Next Generation File Sharing and Synchronization for Big Data Speeds Global Collaboration
Booth SL8511—Aspera, Inc., an IBM Company and creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Aspera Drive, a new high-performance file sharing and synchronization solution, is now available to all customers. The powerful and easy-to-use platform, built on the unique Aspera FASP™ technology, combines high-speed secure transfer, remote browsing and synchronization of any size data from the user’s desktop to any content location – on premise and throughout the cloud.
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DVEO to Debut New NMS Server with Skyline's DataMiner at the 2014 NAB Show
New System Enables Operators to Control All Their DVEO Streaming Appliances from One Interface
DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), will demonstrate a new NMS Server with DataMiner at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show, April 7-10, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at booth SU2903.
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Mamba FX on MAC Coming Soon
Taking the industry by storm and due to popular demand, SGO will soon launch its new open node-based compositor MAMBA FX on MAC. As a versatile multi-level platform compositor serving all VFX artists, Mamba FX already runs under Microsoft Windows and Linux, and its compatibility with Mac completes the next step in its evolution.
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ASSIMILATE Licenses ProRes for SCRATCH Encoding on Microsoft Windows
ASSIMILATE Announced Today New v8 Versions of its SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Software to Allow Encoding of Apple ProRes Files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. The SCRATCH Data-Centric DI System is the Most Comprehensive, End-to-End Cinema and Broadcast Imaging Tool. Artists On-Set or in Post Production Can Now Use Both the OS X and Windows Versions Of The Software, and are Guaranteed the Highest Possible Quality and Encoding Speeds on Each Platform.
ASSIMILATE, the industry's leading provider of DI and dailies digital workflow tools, announced today new v8 versions of its popular SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® software, allowing users to encode Apple ProRes files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. Customers can now use both the OS X and Windows versions of the software, and artists either on-set or in post-production are guaranteed the highest possible quality and encoding speeds on each platform. SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8 (including ProRes encoding for Windows 7/8) are available immediately.
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Miranda Collaborates with Mass Relevance on Social Media Graphics Integration
Booth: N2513, Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, has collaborated with Mass Relevance, the technology leader in enabling social experiences for digital screens, to tightly integrate its Vertigo XG graphics capabilities into Mass Relevance’s platform for integrating authentic social content into multi-platform broadcast deliverables.
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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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Shotgun Integrates Perforce; Unifies Production Management and Source Control for Games Studios
Shotgun/Perforce integration is a free software update to Shotgun’s Pipeline Toolkit for all clients. Built on Shotgun’s open platform, it can be easily modified and customized to meet any team’s requirements.
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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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iZotope RX 3 Honored by Cinema Audio Society
RX Wins for Technical Achievement in Post Production
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, announced today that the CAS has recognized RX 3 Advanced at its 50th annual awards ceremony for Technical Achievement in Post Production. The distinguished award is presented to companies for engineering achievements in the field of audio post-production, and underscores how RX 3 is now the standard for rescuing troubled audio from the cutting room floor.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6
News: LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6Robust Microsoft Kinect-Based Mocap and Retargeting System Easily Captures, Adjusts and Retargets Motion to 3D objects and Characters in LightWave 11.6 3D Software
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new educational pricing program for NevronMotion™, motion capture and retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 on Windows. Qualifying students and educators can now take advantage of the full-feature version of NevronMotion for the special price of $99 (USD); regularly priced at $299 (USD).
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Shotgun Software Keeps Blur Projects on Track
News: Shotgun Software Keeps Blur Projects on TrackShotgun Replaces Blur’s Proprietary Production Management Software; Frees Internal Development Resources to Focus on Creative Tools
Shotgun Software announced that Blur Studio has standardized on Shotgun for production management and tracking. Shotgun is the visual effects, game development and animation industry’s trusted platform for production management and review. Blur, known for a diverse roster of work on feature films, commercials and game cinematics and trailers, adopted Shotgun to replace their in-house production management software that was tying up valuable internal development resources.
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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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Digital Rapids -- NAB Show 2014 Preview
Look Better. Reach Further. Adapt Faster. Booth # SL5625
Digital Rapids is bringing our complete range of media transformation and workflow solutions to the 2014 NAB Show in booth number SL5625 (Lower South Hall).
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Sunnyvale's Cogswell College Project X Alumni Shine for Academy Award Nominated Films in Animation and VFX
Timothy Heath Appointed Director of Award-Winning Project X Animation Program
Cogswell College, one of the world's leading regionally-accredited institutions offering a unique curriculum that fuses digital arts, engineering and entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce that 8 of its Project X animation program alumni worked on 5 of this year's Academy Award-nominated films. These films include: "The Croods," "Frozen," "Iron Man 3," "Pacific Rim" and "Thor: The Dark World." In 2013, Cogswell boasted four Project X alumni who were on the Academy Award-winning "Life of Pi" animation and VFX teams and a total of 14 Oscar-nominated films whose credits included Project X alumni.
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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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Twist Signs Worldwide Creative Collective: Tomato
News: Twist Signs Worldwide Creative Collective: TomatoCreative Alliance Expands Both Companies Internationally
Under the leadership and vision of Twist Executive Producer Amyliz Pera, based in Manhattan, the well known and highly respected national production company has entered into a U.S. representation and production agreement with multi-award winning design and film collective Tomato.
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SGO's MAMBA FX Now Available on Linux
News: SGO's MAMBA FX Now Available on LinuxIn response to market feedback, SGO takes another major development step forward with the release of its Linux version of MAMBA FX. With the ability to already run under Microsoft Windows, Mamba FX is now available on Linux for all 64-bit distributions on PC hardware of various configurations.
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MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyStudio Behind ‘World War Z’ and ‘Man of Steel’ Remotely Deploys Mocap Setup Across Locations
International VFX leader The Moving Picture Company (MPC) has bestowed its creative wizardry upon the media and entertainment industry for the past 25 years. The venerated studio is experienced in concept design, previs, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, virtual production, color grading and any amalgamation thereof. To support these activities, MPC relies on an 18-camera OptiTrack motion capture system, which the studio recently supplemented with Prime 17W cameras and Motive software. Overseen by Global Head of Crowd Simulation and Motion Capture Adam Davis and located in MPC’s London headquarters, the setup is leveraged by MPC facilities worldwide, including in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore and Mexico City.
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iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 3: Dave Whitehead, Master of Audio for Sound Design
News: iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 3: Dave Whitehead, Master of Audio for Sound DesignDave Whitehead is a part of the multi-award-winning audio team at New Zealand’s Park Road Post Production, with credits that include "Elysium," the "Lord of The Rings" series and most recently, "The Hobbit." In a job where creativity on a deadline is standard, Whitehead is constantly being challenged to find new solutions to keep things fresh. Read on to find out why iZotope plug-ins like RX 3 and Iris have earned a spot in his permanent arsenal of audio tools.
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Aspera Powers High-performance File Processing, Validation and Automation for Broadcast Workflows at BVE 2014
CEO Michelle Munson to present seminar on how Aspera enables real-time processing and automation of workflows to streamline and shorten production cycles and deliver content to viewers faster and at a lower cost than ever before.
Aspera, creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, will showcase a comprehensive portfolio of high-speed file transfer, processing, validation, and automation solutions for the broadcast and media industries at stand H15 at Broadcast Video Expo 2014, taking place on 25-27 February at Excel in London. At 13.45 on Tuesday 25 February, Michelle Munson, Aspera’s president, CEO and co-founder, will lead a seminar on ‘High-performance File Processing, Validation and Automation for Broadcast Workflows’ in the Broadcast IT theatre
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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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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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Thinkbox Software Releases Deadline 6.1
Thinkbox Software today launched a new version of the company's production-proven high-volume data management solution, Deadline 6.1. Compatible across all platforms, the release leverages the efficient UI and flexible database backend introduced in Deadline 6 and features improved stability, enhanced housecleaning operations and faster job submission. With highly optimized functions that can perform more than 10x faster, the significant update can also be easily scaled up to support thousands of machines. Additionally, Deadline 6.1 incorporates Draft 1.1, the latest iteration of Thinkbox’s lightweight compositing and video processing plug-in designed to automate typical post-render tasks, which now includes improved OpenEXR support.
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Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with Vicon
News: Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with ViconMocap and motion tracking companies partner to provide studios with greater flexibility in the facial and full-performance motion capture process
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defense, life sciences and engineering industries. The partnership will focus on providing mocap studios and service providers with more hardware and software options for capturing, analyzing and re-targeting facial and full-body mocap data.
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iZotope and BT Release BreakTweaker™
Make beats you’ve never heard before with the beat machine of the future
The NAMM Show, iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, and GRAMMY®-nominated composer and technologist, BT, have combined creative forces to bring you a drum sculpting and beat sequencing environment that blurs the line between rhythm and melody.
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Unified Video Technologies Enhances uVOD Solution
Company to Introduce New uVOD Features at NATPE, Aligning with Organization’s Commitment to Bridging Traditional and Digital Media
Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), a provider of complete media ecosystems and software services for broadcasters, enterprises and the entertainment industry, will introduce Release 1.5 of its white-label uVOD video-on-demand (VOD) solution at NATPE Miami 2014, a leading international exhibition for the digital and linear communities (January 27-29, the Fontainebleau, Miami, Booth 602).
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From 1994 First to Use Freefly System’s MōVI M10 with ARRI Alexa M
News: From 1994 First to Use Freefly System’s MōVI M10 with ARRI Alexa MThe emotionally powerful short film, "From 1994," produced by Seattle-based MINDCASTLE, is the first film to be shot entirely using Freefly System’s MōVI camera stabilizer with the ARRI Alexa M digital cinema camera.
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Syyn Labs Lifts the Hood on the Ford EcoBoost® Engine
Syyn Labs, the creative collective behind mind-bending installations like the Rube Goldberg Machine in OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass" music video, recently collaborated with Team Detroit to design, assemble and produce a series of on-camera physics experiments to illustrate the science behind Ford's EcoBoost engines. Directed by Syyn Labs President/Founder Adam Sadowsky and produced via MTh, the spots star racecar driver Tanner Foust and Sadowsky. The pair execute test lab demonstrations that separately highlight the built-in turbocharger feature and the power of the EcoBoost engine.
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Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC plug-in legalizer for Avid Media Composer
News: Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC plug-in legalizer for Avid Media ComposerEyeheight announces a new addition to its range of software plug-in legalizers. BroadcastSafeMC is designed for use with Avid's Media Composer 7 and Interplay nonlinear editing systems. Compatible with Apple OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems, it is a complete plug-in legalizer, safe-area generator and graphic measurement toolset. Working seamlessly with Media Composer, BroadcastSafeMC enables users to verify and conform their content prior to submission to any file-based quality control system.
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Stunning Lexus Film Takes Flight with KMel Robotics Quadrotors Powered By OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: Stunning Lexus Film Takes Flight with KMel Robotics Quadrotors Powered By OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyAmazing in Motion is a set of projects by Lexus that explore the complexity of motion. The second installation of the brand series, 'Swarm,’ is a spirited story featuring custom-designed small aircraft known as quadrotors that roam through various locations in Vancouver, Canada at night. Executed by CHI & Partners in collaboration with Director Sam Brown of Rogue Films and KMel Robotics, the 60-second spot utilized OptiTrack motion capture technology, including 35 Prime 41 cameras and Motive software, to track the flying robots.
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The Traveling Picture Show Company Welcomes Comedy Director Chad Einbinder
News: The Traveling Picture Show Company Welcomes Comedy Director Chad EinbinderMultihyphenate comedy veteran and Addy winner, Chad Einbinder the latest addition to the TPSC directorial roster, brings a wealth of comedy experience.
Today commercial production company The Traveling Picture Show Company signs Director Chad Einbinder for exclusive representation.
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iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 2 Stephen Tibbo, Master of Audio: Post Production Dialogue Mixing
News: iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 2 Stephen Tibbo, Master of Audio: Post Production Dialogue MixingTibbo Saves Dialogue Performances with iZotope's RX 3 Audio Restoration Software for Independent Films
Stephen Tibbo is one of Hollywood's top production and post production sound engineers. Having earned two Emmy® Awards and a CAS Award for “Best Production Sound” through his association with the hit 'mockumentary' series "Modern Family," Tibbo is also an accomplished sound re-recording mixer who has worked on dozens of webisodes, short and independent films such as "Madison County," "Best Friends Forever," "Contracted" and many others. In his work as an ADR and sound re-recording mixer, Tibbo routinely relies on iZotope RX 3 audio repair suite.
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Vicon and Imaginarium Studios raise the motion capture game for "Ryse: Son of Rome"
50 Vicon T160 cameras and Vicon Blade 2 enable cutting-edge character realism for Xbox One exclusive, "Ryse: Son of Rome"
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life sciences and engineering industries and The Imaginarium, today announced that Vicon’s T-Series motion capture cameras were behind the outstanding character realism in new game "Ryse: Son Of Rome."
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Harris Broadcast Delivers Custom Automated Graphics Solution to TVSN for Expansion into New Zealand
Integrated solution delivers competitive edge necessary to expand into strategic market
Harris Broadcast, a market share leader of content management and network infrastructure solutions serving the global broadcast, communication service provider, government and enterprise markets, today announced that TVSN, a leading home shopping channel for Australia and New Zealand, has selected Harris Broadcast’s cutting-edge graphics automation solution. Deployed with the launch of TVSN’s localized New Zealand channel in August, the custom graphics automation solution interfaces with TVSN’s enterprise resource planning system to serve multiple master control facilities with a single graphics operator.
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iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 1: Charles Deenen, Master of Audio: Video Games
News: iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 1: Charles Deenen, Master of Audio: Video GamesDeenen Discusses The Evolution of Game Design and How Audio Processing is Better than Ever
Charles Deenen is one of the gaming industry's preeminent sound designers and mixers, with credits like the Need for Speed series, Fallout, Startrek and his support on "Activision’s Call of Duty®: Ghosts." Since writing a sound driver for Commodore PET at the age of 13, he has left his creative fingerprints among top selling games from Electronic Arts, Interplay and Shiny, and other companies. Over the course of his career, Deenen has remained aligned with innovations in audio software, particularly iZotope's RX, which he has been using for many years. iZotope recently caught up with Deenen, who discussed the role that iZotope's RX 3 and Insight played in how his design work assisted the studio teams on "Call of Duty: Ghosts."
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The Boston Globe ranks iZotope, Inc. as Top Place to Work
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company based in Cambridge, has been honored by the Boston Globe as one of Massachusetts’ best employers in this year’s edition of its Top Places to Work magazine.
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BRW Filmland Los Angeles Adds Comedy Director Matthew Pollock
News: BRW Filmland Los Angeles Adds Comedy Director Matthew Pollock
BRW FILMLAND Los Angeles, has signed comedy director Matthew Pollock for U.S. commercial representation. The online video sensation, currently residing in Los Angeles, has integrated his viral-worthy brand of humor into projects across music videos, commercials and short sketches. In addition to his host of highly popular CollegeHumor.com videos, he has also helmed original and branded content for clients such as Yahoo, Microsoft Bing, Dr. Pepper, Nestea, Trojan, Intel, Spike, Mountain Dew, IFC and Pepsi. He has also directed independent TV pilots and collaborated with the likes of Michael Buble, Ed Helms and the cast of "Community." Pollock comes to BRW USA from Little Minx.
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iZotope Offers Iris Freebies, Discount in November
Iris Cookbook, Synths Sound Library, and 30% off through November 21
iZotope Inc. has released several freebies for Iris users this month. iZotope has created the "Iris Cookbook," designed to help make the most out of Iris, a new free Iris "Synths" sound library with throwbacks to classic synth sounds, and a site-wide sale on all things Iris through November 21, 2013.
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Nina Davenport Joins Animation Studio Clockwork VFX As Executive Producer
New York-Based Agency Production Veteran Will Lead Company’s Gotham Outpost
Solidifying its mark on the U.S. commercial animation market, acclaimed animation studio Clockwork VFX has added veteran agency producer Nina Davenport to its team. Davenport comes aboard the eight-year-old studio, following nearly five years as a Producer at UPROAR!,the New York-based kid /family centered marketing agency.
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Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 Tablet Makes U.S. Premiere
News: Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 Tablet Makes U.S. PremiereWorld’s First 20-Inch 4K Tablet Enables Ultimate Productivity for Professionals in Fields Including Media and Entertainment, Design and Healthcare
Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, tonight at a Hollywood event announced the U.S. availability of the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 tablet, the world’s first 20-inch tablet with a 4K resolution display. Part of Panasonic’s Toughpad line of professional-grade tablets, the device is designed for professionals in fields where visual clarity and collaboration are essential to productivity, such as video production, architecture, design, photography and healthcare. With its crystal-clear, immersive display, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 also can be utilized in settings such as museums, training centers, sales showrooms and galleries.
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Aspera to showcase digital media workflow and broadcast IT solutions at Inter BEE 2013
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, will showcase a complete portfolio of high-speed data transfer software and automation solutions for the broadcast and media industries, at Japan’s International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (Inter BEE) in Tokyo on November 13-15. Aspera will demonstrate its high-speed transfer solutions on the booth of its Japanese partner, CTCSP Corporation (hall 8, booth #8301).
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Zevrix Releases Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign
News: Zevrix Releases Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesignZevrix Solutions today is proud to announce the release of Output Factory Server, a new solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from watched hot folders.
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Hostage Films’ Ruben Latre Creates “When The Night Falls” For Samsung’s Social Responsibility Campaign
News: Hostage Films’ Ruben Latre Creates “When The Night Falls” For Samsung’s Social Responsibility CampaignWith no running water and no electricity, the Oromia Region of Ethiopia is a rugged five-hour drive from the capital Addis Ababa. Ruben Latre of Hostage Films found himself there to direct a short film created as part of Samsung’s ongoing social responsibility efforts. Samsung's contribution to the region, in partnership with a local NGO, comes in the form of solar panels that, in turn, are used to charge lanterns; providing the only light source to the dark terrain, other than the sun.
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LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now Available
News: LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now AvailableOffers Advanced Previsualization, Production And 3D Printing Tools In Lightwave 11.6; Nevronmotion Plug-In For The Microsoft Kinect Camera Captures And Retargets Motion In Lightwave 11.6
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of LightWave 11.6 software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering is now available worldwide. Also announced today is the final release of the NevronMotion plug-in for LightWave 11.6, which uses the Microsoft Kinect camera to capture motion in real time for retargeting to 3D or live-performance characters. NevronMotion also simplifies retargeting data from standard motion capture files directly into the LightWave interface.
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Bella Corporation Ships KillerKeys Pro for Desktop & iPad
News: Bella Corporation Ships KillerKeys Pro for Desktop & iPadKillerkeys Pro & Companion Ipad App Now Available
Bella Corporation today announced that KillerKeys Pro for Windows and the companion KillerKeys Pro iPad App are now available. The company is also offering pre-orders for the Mac version of KillerKeys Pro. Prior to the shipment of the Mac version, both the Windows and Mac version are being offered with an introductory savings of 50% off the MSRP.
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Imaginary Forces Adds Live Action EP Sarah Roebuck
News: Imaginary Forces Adds Live Action EP Sarah RoebuckImaginary Forces brings on Executive Producer Sarah Roebuck to head up Live Action. Roebuck comes to Imaginary Forces from East Pleasant, a NY-based production company, where she oversaw live action, interactive and digital projects for a myriad of global brands and agencies. Whilst at East Pleasant, she also oversaw their post-production and motion graphics companies, Pleasant Post and EP*Vision, respectively. Prior to this, she served as Director of Integrated Production Recruitment and Senior Producer at JWT, in addition to producing for @radical.media. At Imaginary Forces, Roebuck will leverage her diverse background in production and post-production to build teams for projects and develop roster directors’ live action work.
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Havok™ Offers Project Anarchy Users Autodesk® Scaleform® for Free
Mobile Developers Can Leverage the Familiar Adobe® Flash® Toolset to Create Powerful User Interfaces in Games Built with Havok’s Free Game Engine
Havok™, a leading provider of 3D game development technology, announces today that it has integrated the full version of Autodesk® Scaleform® software into Project Anarchy, Havok’s completely free end-to-end mobile 3D game production engine. The addition of Autodesk’s industry leading UI solution to Project Anarchy complements Havok’s Vision Engine, Physics, Animation and AI technologies and offers developers a complete solution for faster, more efficient game development. Games built using Project Anarchy can be deployed for free on iOS, Android and Tizen mobile platforms without commercial restrictions on company size or revenue.
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Jackshoot Takes Delivery Of The First Custom Consoles EditOne Desk
News: Jackshoot Takes Delivery Of The First Custom Consoles EditOne DeskJackshoot, one of Europe's leading online broadcast service-providers, has taken delivery of the first Custom Consoles EditOne desk. Installed at Jackshoot's UK headquarters, the EditOne is being used as a live control station for switching, editing and monitoring live programme content immediately prior to live internet-based transmission.
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XenData Announces Support for Sony’s Optical Disc Archive Products
XenData delivers an optical archive solution, combining the speed of RAID with the robustness of Sony’s Optical Disc Archive
XenData, the leading provider of LTO archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announces its SX-520 Series of Archive Servers will now support Sony’s Optical Disc Archive products. The new combined offering gives customers an additional robust storage alternative that can scale to multiple petabytes of near-line optical storage with a 50 years archival life.
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iZotope Releases Nectar 2 Production Suite
Flawless vocal production is just a click away
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, has released Nectar® 2 Production Suite. Designed specifically for voice, Nectar 2 harnesses the power of iZotope’s award-winning vocal technologies to quickly and easily treat your voice to sweet results. Whether you're tracking or mixing, Nectar 2 is designed to deliver professional vocals fast.
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Matt Siegel Chooses Leader Lv5381 For Digital Cinematography Seminar
News: Matt Siegel Chooses Leader Lv5381 For Digital Cinematography Seminar(Cypress, California--October 17, 2013) Multiple-award-winning film producer and cinematographer Matt Siegel chose a Leader LV5381 four-input multi-SDI monitor for use during his recent seminar on Digital Cinematography at The Maine Media Workshops. Designed for emerging cinematographers, the course explained the advantages of using digital technology and explored the challenges and limitations of various digital formats.
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Bodega Adds Writer-Director/Creative Director Robbie Norris
News: Bodega Adds Writer-Director/Creative Director Robbie NorrisNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has brought on Writer-Director/Creative Director Robbie Norris to deliver his diverse spectrum of creative talents to commercial, co-branded and broadcast promo projects.
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Creative Studio Hēlō Lands In Venice
News: Creative Studio Hēlō Lands In VeniceDigital agency veteran Brendan Kiernan and seasoned film/commercial producer Justin Moore-Lewy have assembled a roster of groundbreaking directors, content creators and production designers for experiential projects to launch Venice, CA/NYC-based production hub, HēLō (pronounced Hee-low.) A nimble, cross-platform creative production company focused on storytelling for integrated entertainment and advertising, HēLō is currently in production on "Beyond the Brick,"(http://thelegodocumentary.com/) the first feature-length “brickumentary” about the global culture surrounding LEGO® with Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and Academy Award-nominated director Kief Davidson (Open Heart). The film, which is slated for theatrical release in early 2014, tells the International story of how the world’s most popular toy became a global phenomenon for children and adults, which the HēLō team captures through the colorful lens of culture, art and education.
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iZotope Panel Discussion at AES in NY This Friday: Tips from a Pro LIVE! Audio Woes in Music & Post Production
Unveiling the New Nectar 2: Vocal Production Suite and Showing of the New Emmy Award-Winning RX 3: Audio Repair Suite at AES 135.
iZotope Inc. will host a press conference and panel discussion at this year's Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention on Friday, October 18th. The press conference, starting promptly at 10:30 a.m EST, will feature the new Nectar 2 Vocal Production Suite and iZotope's new RX 3 Audio Repair Suite.
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RationalPlan 4.6 – Project Reschedule, Invoice Generation and SkyDrive Storage Integration
By Tiberiu Ghioca, under Cloud Project Management, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Project Alternative, News, Project Planning Software, RationalPlan.
Stand By Soft is pleased to announce the release of RationalPlan version 4.6. RationalPlan is a project management software that puts the accent on productivity, ease of use and fast learning. Current version comes to support this ideology by offering the possibility to easily reschedule the project. More than that the integration with SkyDrive storage service offers increased collaboration and productivity.
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Picture Mill Expands Team With Addition of Executive Producer Chad Feeback
News: Picture Mill Expands Team With Addition of Executive Producer Chad FeebackAward-winning design, branding and production studio Picture Mill welcomes Chad Feeback as Executive Producer. Since Picture Mill’s inception, the design-focused production company has created striking and original main titles, iconic motion-designed identities, and brand-enhancing commercials. The addition of Feeback rounds out the company’s strategic management team and further extends its reach in the advertising realm.
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Aspera To Showcase Digital Media Workflow And Broadcast IT Solutions At Broadcast India
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, will showcase a complete portfolio of high-speed data transfer software and automation solutions for the broadcast and media industries, at The Broadcast India Show (booth #C-302). Aspera will be exhibiting alongside its partner, Rahul Commerce, at India’s premier broadcast and entertainment industry event that takes place on October 9-11 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre.
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Vizrt Provides Lockheed Martin Interactive Big Data Visualization Tools
News: Vizrt Provides Lockheed Martin Interactive Big Data Visualization Tools
Vizrt has collaborated with Lockheed Martin to develop a solution that visualizes big data in an interactive platform called the Multi-Touch Executive Dashboard (MED). To graphically visualize big data, MED combines Lockheed Martin’s real-time data asset management software, Microsoft’s Perceptive Pixel displays, and Vizrt’s Viz Artist for 3D modeling, animation, and graphics creation, and Viz Engine for real-time 3D graphics visualization and rendering at resolutions of up to 4K.
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EP Melissa Beth Launches Hostage Films With Award-Winning Director Ruben Latre
News: EP Melissa Beth Launches Hostage Films With Award-Winning Director Ruben LatreEP Melissa Beth and Director Ruben Latre have announced the official launch of production company Hostage Films. The duo has been collaborating in various capacities since 2008, and founded the company to create brand based content, commercials and features. Laura Zinn of Zinndependent represents the company.
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Engineering Emmy® awarded to iZotope RX® Audio Repair Technology
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, has been honored by the National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for RX Audio Repair Technology. The Engineering Emmy is presented to an individual, company or organization for engineering developments so significant that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.
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Bella Corporation Introduces the Shortcut Keyboard
News: Bella Corporation Introduces the Shortcut KeyboardBella Corporation today introduced the Shortcut Keyboard, a new line of keyboards featuring time-saving shortcuts for business and creative professionals.
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ABS Manages Lighting Upgrade Project For Portland Community Media Studios
News: ABS Manages Lighting Upgrade Project For Portland Community Media StudiosProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it managed a complete studio lighting system overhaul for Portland Community Media (PCM), the government and public access provider for Portland, Ore. The lighting project was part of PCM’s two-year migration to HD production and an overall upgrade of its facilities, which are used by community members to produce local programming for six channels.
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New Documentary "LTO: License to Operate," Follows Former LA Gang Members Turned Peace Keepers On A Mission to Stop Violence
News: New Documentary "LTO: License to Operate," Follows Former LA Gang Members Turned Peace Keepers On A Mission to Stop ViolenceBranding/Marketing agency Omelet, production company Foundation Content, and Director James Lipetzky have teamed up to jointly produce “License to Operate,” a feature-length documentary film about former gang members who are working together to eliminate gang violence and restore peace in their communities. The new documentary is an outgrowth of the production of a promotional video shot earlier this year for non-profit “A Better LA” by Omelet, Foundation, and Lipetzky.
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NBC Sports, Bodega And Northern Lights Bring The House Down For Sunday Night Football
News: NBC Sports, Bodega And Northern Lights Bring The House Down For Sunday Night FootballNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega creative director Haley Geffen, Northern Lights editor Alan Chimenti team up with NBC Sports Group and NBC Sports creative director/director Tripp Dixon to deliver full-throttle football excitement in the 1:50 open for NBC's" Sunday Night Football" (SNF), the No. 1 show on primetime television. Featuring Carrie Underwood and a number of NFL stars including Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Clay Matthews, Andrew Luck and J.J. Watt, Bodega and sister company Northern Lights deliver the "SNF" opener for the second season running. The piece kicked off Sunday Night Football's Giants vs. Cowboys broadcast on September 8th and will continue to air throughout the NFL season.
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iZotope Announces Nectar® 2
Treat Your Voice to the Next Iteration of Nectar in October 2013
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced the next version of iZotope’s award-winning vocal processing technology, Nectar. Coming in October 2013, Nectar 2 will bring the best of digital innovation and analog character into a complete set of tools specifically for voice.
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Video Professionals See Value In ABS Media Technology Expo
Attendees and exhibitors alike are already looking forward to the 2nd Annual Media Technology Expo (MTE), which begins in Seattle on Oct. 1 at Fremont Studios and concludes at Left Bank Annex in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 3, 2013. Presented by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), MTE will offer a variety of free educational seminars and an exhibit hall showcasing the industry’s latest technologies and services from more than 50 exhibitors.
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Lexus Italy Presents the New Lexus IS Hybrid Which Stars in the First Real-Time & Real World Videogame
News: Lexus Italy Presents the New Lexus IS Hybrid Which Stars in the First Real-Time & Real World Videogame“Trace Your Road” is the unique experiential performance, featuring an F1 driver, captured in the spot campaign and BTS film created for Lexus Italy by Saatchi & Saatchi Italy, Movie Magic International (Milan), LOGAN & Fake Love.
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ABS Updates Washington County Control Room For Improved TVCTV Meeting Coverage
News: ABS Updates Washington County Control Room For Improved TVCTV Meeting CoverageProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it overhauled one of several control rooms use for coverage of city council meetings by Tualatin Valley Community TV (TVCTV), a division of the Metropolitan Area Communications Commission. ABS was tasked with reducing the equipment footprint, modernizing the technology, and installing equipment that could handle the county’s SD production needs of today and potential HD production needs of the future.
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Signiant Announces Rapid Adoption of Media Shuttle; Gaining Momentum by Expanding Capabilities
News: Signiant Announces Rapid Adoption of Media Shuttle; Gaining Momentum by Expanding CapabilitiesHybrid SaaS Solution Delivers Value to Broadcast Professionals around the Globe and Stimulates Growth
IBC SHOW, HALL 14, Stand 125 – Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that market momentum continues to accelerate for its award-winning Media Shuttle™ file transfer solution. The category-defining product remains the only offering of its type on the market, and broadcasters, post-production houses, and content creators across the globe are adopting it in record numbers. As the result of ongoing product innovation and enhancements, Media Shuttle now addresses a broad range of applications and is rapidly becoming the de facto standard for moving and sharing digital content.
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Entrepreneurial Brand Agency Neuron Syndicate is Chosen by Tommy Bahama as Winner of AMC's Sept. 5th Edition of "The Pitch"
News: Entrepreneurial Brand Agency Neuron Syndicate is Chosen by Tommy Bahama as Winner of AMC's Sept. 5th Edition of "The Pitch"Brand solutions advertising and marketing agency Neuron Syndicate Inc., which was featured on AMC’s unscripted series “The Pitch” on September 5th, was crowned winner of the competition by Tommy Bahama. Neuron Syndicate is helmed by Ryan Cramer, CEO/President/Creative Director, and Sean Alatorre, Vice President/Creative Director/Partner.
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Brand Solutions Agency Neuron Syndicate of Santa Monica to be Featured on AMC's "The Pitch" Sept. 5th
News: Brand Solutions Agency Neuron Syndicate of Santa Monica to be Featured on AMC's "The Pitch" Sept. 5thAgency Presents New Campaign for Potential Client Tommy Bahama
Brand solutions advertising and marketing agency Neuron Syndicate Inc. will be featured on AMC’s unscripted series “The Pitch” on Thursday, September 5th, during the second season of that series. The agency will be seen developing and presenting ideas for a new advertising campaign promoting potential new client Tommy Bahama.
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ABS Installs Touchscreen Video Wall Mural At Central Washington University
News: ABS Installs Touchscreen Video Wall Mural At Central Washington UniversityProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it recently completed work on a video wall mural on the campus of Central Washington University, a four-year public university in Ellensburg, Wash. Located in Barge Hall, the university’s first building, which opened in 1894, the interactive video wall will showcase CWU’s growing list of distinguished faculty through photos and video clips.
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Shotgun Software Announces Shotgun for Game Developers
Proven Shotgun Production Management Platform Now Optimized for Game Studios
Leading pipeline tools developer Shotgun Software today announced that its flagship production management tool, Shotgun, is now optimized for integration into game-specific workflows. Primed to tackle increasing challenges in the game industry, this launch is the result of over a year of collaboration with more than thirty top game studios including Avalanche, Microsoft Game Studios, and EA, and allows studios to seamlessly manage their art department's and remote partner's workflow, increasing studios' creativity, productivity and cost-efficiency. Shotgun is unveiling Shotgun for Game Developers at the XDS (External Development Summit), September 3-5 in Vancouver, Canada, and will be providing an overview of the tools at the Shotgun Presentation, Tuesday September 3, 2013 from 1:00-2:30PM.
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iPi Soft Helps We Are Formation Score With ‘Take On Blake’ Facebook Game For Kia Optima
News: iPi Soft Helps We Are Formation Score With ‘Take On Blake’ Facebook Game For Kia OptimaLondon-Based Design Animation Studio Uses Leading Markerless Motion Capture Solution To Create Realistic Slam Dunks And Other Basketball Moves
Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin may be known for his impressive slam-dunk ability, but to capture those skills in 3D animation London design/animation studio We Are Formationturned to iPi Motion Capture to provide a layer of authenticity to Take On Blake – a Facebook game for automaker KIA’s Optima that allows players to create their own animated avatar and compete in a slam dunk contest against the NBA star.
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Upgrade To Panasonic’s AW-HE2 Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera Facilitates HD Video Output With Stereo Audio, Camera Controls Via USB
News: Upgrade To Panasonic’s AW-HE2 Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera Facilitates HD Video Output With Stereo Audio, Camera Controls Via USBIncreased Flexibility for IT-Based Content Creation and Distribution
Panasonic has announced a major upgrade to its versatile AW-HE2 HD all-electronic pan/tilt/zoom camera, enabling high-quality HD video and stereo audio output (plus control) via the camera’s USB connector. This free upgrade effectively transforms the camera into a “super-webcam” for lectures/event capture and a wide-range of other USB-centric applications.
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ABS Media Technology Expo Announces Seminar Schedule
The 2nd Annual Media Technology Expo (MTE), which begins in Seattle on Oct. 1 at Fremont Studios and concludes at Left Bank Annex in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 3, will feature a full schedule of free educational seminars at both venues. Presented by professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), the MTE seminar schedule will explore 4K technology, digital media workflows, LED lighting, and more.
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Aspera Supports Continued Growth In Latin America With Appointment Of Sales Director Pedro Silvestre
Showcases high-speed transport and automation solutions for digital media workflows at SET Broadcast & Cable
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, is expanding its presence in Latin America with the appointment of Pedro Silvestre as sales director for the region. Aspera will showcase its digital media workflow and IT solutions at booth G17.A at SET Broadcast & Cable on August 20-22 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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New Broadcast Pix Version 3.5 Software Connects with Cloud-Based Content for Live Productions
News: New Broadcast Pix Version 3.5 Software Connects with Cloud-Based Content for Live ProductionsFluent Rapid CG 3 Adds Support for Twitter, OES Scoreboard Data
Broadcast Pix™ today announced the availability of its new Version 3.5 software, which adds a number of enhancements, including the cloud-based content access of its award-winning Flint™ integrated production system, to its Mica™ and Granite™ systems. The company also announced the availability of Fluent Rapid CG™ 3, its most advanced tool for creating data-intensive CG graphics with automated database integration, and Fluent Rapid CG LT, a light version that can access RSS and Twitter feeds.
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Ventuz 4 Brings Events Into The Broadcast Studio
News: Ventuz 4 Brings Events Into The Broadcast Studio
German software developer Ventuz Technology has officially launched their new software generation Ventuz 4 at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas. Next to many improvements to the workflow, the new generation of the renowned interactive real-time 3D graphics software introduces a new licensing model as well as a new product, the Ventuz Director.
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House of Moves Massively Improves Pipeline Efficiencies With Vicon Blade
Technology and workflow improvements allow studio to pass cost benefit to clients
Leading motion capture and animation studio House of Moves, taking advantage of the latest technology advancements in Vicon’s Blade motion capture software, have dramatically increased processing and production efficiencies. The company’s film, TV and games customers will benefit from the resulting cost savings.
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Univera Improves Communications With New HD Streaming Video System Designed By ABS
News: Univera Improves Communications With New HD Streaming Video System Designed By ABSProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it designed and built an HD video production system for Univera, a Seattle-based direct selling organization that produces and markets health and wellness nutritional supplements. The new system is used to produce videos of meetings and other presentations, which are streamed live to the company’s sales force.
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New Sci-Fi Short Film Starring Paul Reubens Launches on Nerdist.com; "The Final Moments of Karl Brant" Produced by Level 256 VFX
News: New Sci-Fi Short Film Starring Paul Reubens Launches on Nerdist.com; "The Final Moments of Karl Brant" Produced by Level 256 VFX"The Final Moments of Karl Brant,” a new, sci-fi short film starring Paul Reubens which premiered in San Diego at Comic Con, can now be viewed on Nerdist.com.
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Broadcast Pix Sparks Interest in Streaming with Flint Integrated Production System at TAB 2013
News: Broadcast Pix Sparks Interest in Streaming with Flint Integrated Production System at TAB 2013Broadcast Pix™ will showcase Version 1.1 of its new Flint™ integrated production system at the Texas Association of Broadcasters 60th Annual Convention and Trade Show, which runs Aug. 7-8, 2013, in Austin. With built-in HD streaming, Flint integrates the entire HD production workflow, from ingest to distribution, and is anchored by the company’s established production toolset for creating sophisticated live video. Plus, Flint allows operators to include cloud-based content, in addition to cameras and file-based graphics and video, during live productions.
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NevronMotion Transforms Mocap in LightWave 11.6
News: NevronMotion Transforms Mocap in LightWave 11.6Powerful new cost-effective Microsoft Kinect based motion retargeting system allows users to easily capture, adjust and retarget motion to 3D objects and characters
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today unveiled NevronMotion™, an exciting new motion capture retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 that supports the popular Microsoft Kinect camera. With NevronMotion, artists and animators can quickly and easily capture, adjust and retarget motion data to 3D models inside LightWave.
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Autodesk Releases Free App for Reviewing 3D Entertainment Assets
News: Autodesk Releases Free App for Reviewing 3D Entertainment AssetsAutodesk FBX Review Delivers Detailed, Efficient Asset Review on Windows Desktops and Mobile Devices
Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced the launch of Autodesk FBX Review at SIGGRAPH 2013 for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8 enabled devices. The standalone app gives professional artists and animators a powerful, lightweight tool to conduct detailed reviews of a wide range of 3D assets, including detailed 3D models, environments and character animations.
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Thinkbox Software Highlights Krakatoa MY 2.3, XMESH MY and Frost MY at SIGGRAPH 2013
News: Thinkbox Software Highlights Krakatoa MY 2.3, XMESH MY and Frost MY at SIGGRAPH 2013Debuts Latest Creative Tools Designed to Enhance Autodesk Maya User Experience
Today at the SIGGRAPH Conference in Anaheim, Calif., Thinkbox Software announced new plug-in offerings for Autodesk Maya including the latest version of Krakatoa MY – its popular volumetric particle renderer, XMesh MY for geometry caching and Frost MY for point cloud meshing. Currently in development, the solutions will be demonstrated in Thinkbox Software’s booth (#601) throughout SIGGRAPH, along with a host of other new products.
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Half-Pipe Demos in OptiTrack SIGGRAPH Booth Showcase Robust Capabilities of Motion Capture System
Motion capture provider OptiTrack is featuring markered skateboarders shredding a half-pipe in its booth (#535) at the SIGGRAPH Conference in Anaheim, Calif. from July 23-25, 2013. The custom 30’x20’ setup maximizes the available capture volume by leveraging the wide-angle capabilities of 24 Prime 17W cameras powered by recently released Motive:Body software. Specially engineered skateboards featuring LED markers embedded on the decks, trucks and wheels allow them to be tracked alongside the skateboarders’ movements and will be captured, delivered and rendered in real time in the first live demonstration of its kind. Also performing with the skateboarders will be an expert quad roller skater.
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Seattle Mariners Debuts Fujinon HD Imagery On Big Board At SAFECO
News: Seattle Mariners Debuts Fujinon HD Imagery On Big Board At SAFECOLenses selection based on ability to produce sharp HD picture on LED display eight times larger than previous board
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division has announced that the Seattle Mariners—a Major League Baseball American League team—debuted a new Panasonic Lighthouse HD LED video display featuring imagery from new HD camera equipment put into service just before the season opener in April.
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In this software review of Microsoft Expression Studio, Tim Wilson takes a look at what sort of leverage Microsoft could put behind its new software package, Microsoft Expression Studio... Adobe is the 800 pound graphics gorilla, with massive market share among designers. Meet Microsoft, the 8 thousand pound gorilla. They're coming - and they're going to keep on coming. Microsoft's Expression Studio includes Expression Media, Expression Web, Expression Design and Expression Blend. Microsoft says the suite is targeted at creative pros, not business.
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