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Big Block Live Clicks With Greenpeace
News: Big Block Live Clicks With GreenpeaceJosh + Vince Direct Comic Genius Reggie Watts in "#ClickClean" Videos
Big Block Live and its directorial team Josh + Vince brought the good energy, their close ties to the artistic community and their signature brand of humor to the new Greenpeace campaign "#Click Clean" by The VIA Agency.
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The Barkers Join STORY
News: The Barkers Join STORYHusband-and-Wife Directing Team Specializing in Exuberant Lifestyle Work, Gains National Representation for Commercials and Branded Content.
STORY has entered into an agreement with Chris and Kristen Barker, the multi-talented, husband and wife creative team known as The Barkers, to represent them for commercial advertising projects throughout the United States. The Chicago-based duo are creative auteurs whose work for Microsoft, Kraft, Head & Shoulders, Google, United Airlines, Hewlett Packard and others, includes commercials, branded content, commercial photography and original music. The pair has won wide praise for work centering on casual, youth-oriented lifestyle material, a style they term “Life Shared.”
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RTW Launches Online Store On Company Website
News: RTW Launches Online Store On Company WebsiteCustomers Can Now Purchase Selected RTW Products Directly from Relaunched Corporate Website
RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is pleased to announce the launch of its new online store, operated by asknet, where customers can purchase a selection of RTW products directly from the company’s website. Now, by clicking the “Shop” icon on the recently relaunched RTW.com homepage, customers can buy a range of RTW metering and loudness tools.
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Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH
News: Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPHAt the Shotgun User Group held during SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, Shotgun Software held the first ever Pipeline Awards to honor excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering, and usage. Members of the Shotgun community from around the world submitted inventive tools for consideration, and four were recognized with Pipeline Shotty Awards, distinguishing them as the best pipeline tools of 2014. Shotgun also recognized four individuals as "Pipeline Heroes," leaders who have had a significant impact on the pipeline community through their technical contributions and commitment to sharing ideas and best practices.
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WASP3D Announces Release of the WASP Community Edition ver 3.4
News: WASP3D Announces Release of the WASP Community Edition ver 3.4WASP3D today announced the release of a Community Edition (ver 3.4) of the Wasp Software Suite. The Wasp3D CE is a fully functional free version for beginners to learn, evaluate and gain experience with the software. The WASP3D CE suite consists of the 3D Design tool - Drone Designer and the real-time rendering server - Sting Server. Graphic Artists, 3rd Party Developers, Technology providers can now use this opportunity to evaluate WASP3D, build solutions and applications and share/present it to the potential clients. It is a downloadable version that can be used for personal, educational & commercial usage.
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Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World Clients
News: Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World ClientsCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is marking the one-year anniversary of its highly successful MediaWorks initiative. MediaWorks is a project-based learning course in Cogswell’s Digital Audio Technology (DAT) program. MediaWorks produces short audiovisual pieces in collaboration with students of the Digital Art & Animation (DAA) program, for various real-world businesses and organizations based in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014New review and pipeline tools geared for artists and supervisors help creative companies work faster and more efficiently
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review & approval, and asset management tools for film, TV and games, delivered three major releases today to help creative companies streamline processes and go faster. The company launched a mobile app that brings the power of Shotgun Review to the iPhone; Shotgun Desktop, a native app shelf that gives artists fast access to productivity tools; and integration with The Foundry's MARI 3D paint software, which helps speed up the workflow for texture artists.
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Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud Support
News: Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud SupportSIGGRAPH, Booth 609 – At the SIGGRAPH Conference held August 10-14, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Thinkbox Software will demonstrate Deadline 7, the latest version of the company’s scalable high-volume compute management solution, which is currently in beta. Further extending the functionality of the cross-platform tool, Deadline 7 features significant architectural changes and core technology upgrades, which include a new Qt interface, an updated MongoDB database, ftrack support, and deeper integration with Shotgun.
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iZotope Announces RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced
The Next Generation Of An Industry Standard
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced an update to its flagship audio repair and enhancement suite, RX®. RX, an Emmy Award-winning audio repair toolkit, is used by musicians, sound engineers, and post production professionals everywhere to transform noisy, distorted, or flawed audio into pristine material.
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With Mixamo Fuse and Kinect for Windows v2 Users Can Bring Themselves into a Character Creator
News: With Mixamo Fuse and Kinect for Windows v2 Users Can Bring Themselves into a Character CreatorNow It’s Even Easier for Gamers, Modders and Developers to Put Themselves into a Video Game
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it is now possible to use Kinect for Windows v2 and scanning software to get 3D models into Mixamo’s character creator software, Fuse. In addition to a blog post highlighting the new Fuse-Kinect for Windows v2 workflow, gamers, modders and developers will be able to check out the new workflow at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany (Hall 4.1, Booth B015a).
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Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at Milk
News: Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at MilkRising VFX Studio Establishes Pipeline Around Shotgun
Independent visual effects company Milk has standardized on Shotgun for production management and tracking. Based in London, the boutique studio that recently celebrated its one-year anniversary focuses on delivering high end VFX for television and film. Milk positioned Shotgun at the heart of its workflow when establishing a VFX pipeline, and continues to increase the level of integration. Nearly all of Milk's 80 staff members use Shotgun daily particularly across production, administration and pipeline teams.
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OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture Records
News: OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture RecordsNew Customers Include Activision, Microsoft Games Studios, Eidos, Ubisoft, Crytek, DICE, and USC School of Cinematic Arts
With dozens of installations in the last six months, OptiTrack has become the motion capture technology of choice for production character animation. Many of these new adopters had capture requirements that were deemed impossible based on existing technologies, yet with OptiTrack's Prime Series cameras, exceeded expectations even in complex outdoor and large-volume shooting scenarios.
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Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13
News: Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will have a student from its Game Studio present a newly produced, school-developed, mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College & Director of Game Design & Development program.
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SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio Fernandez
News: SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio FernandezCreative studio SPLICE® has expanded its visual effects department and welcomed Visual Effects Artist Patricio Fernandez. With an incredible international resume and credits that include such feature films as “Wrath of the Titans,” “Terminator: Salvation,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Fernandez expands the visual effects capacity of Splice, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
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Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track
News: Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On TrackLeading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios
Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Giver, Hercules, Lucy, The Maze Runner, and others.
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Cambridge Imaging Systems Previews Next-Gen Imagen System and Demonstrates Seamless Integration with Partners at IBC 2014
News: Cambridge Imaging Systems Previews Next-Gen Imagen System and Demonstrates Seamless Integration with Partners at IBC 2014Partnerships with Quantum, Spectra Logic and Microsoft Enable Customers to Build Scalable, Secure Workflows
At IBC 2014, Cambridge Imaging Systems will preview the new version of Imagen, the world-class media management and publishing solution, as well as demonstrating strong relationships with companies including Microsoft, Quantum and Spectra Logic that will help users to create scalable, secure end-to-end workflows. The company will discuss these partnerships and present demonstrations of Imagen 3.4 at IBC 2014 on Stand 6.C23.
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Riding Shotgun at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software is gearing up for a lively week of events, education, new releases and more at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver. Shotgun, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), will be exhibiting and announcing the details of their latest product releases at booth #741 from August 12-14 at the Vancouver Convention Center. Off the exhibit floor, also be sure to visit Shotgun at any of these events:
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Shotgun Software Passes Bishop Fox Security Audit
Shotgun Software has reached an important milestone with the announcement that it recently passed a stringent security test by global secuirty auditing firm Bishop Fox. This marks Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the tight security requirements of its customers in film, television and games.
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), today announced that the Shotgun software application recently passed a full penetration test by global security auditing firm Bishop Fox. This positive assessment is a milestone marking Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the stringent requirements of the creative industry and that its clients can trust the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their intellectual property on the Shotgun platform.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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ThinkB!G Awarded 5 Year Contract with Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
ThinkB!G Now Providing the Department of Defense Education Activity with Adobe & Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers
ThinkB!G LLC, a leader in Adobe technology certification training, eLearning, and responsive web to mobile development in the Baltimore-Washington region, was recently awarded a 5 year contract (including options) with Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) for distribution and management of Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification vouchers.
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Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" Program
News: Digital Arts, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Focused Cogswell College Launches "The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience" ProgramCogswell College, one of the world’s leading institutions offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Arts, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship, has launched a brand new program entitled “The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience.” Now available to entrepreneurs and students on a global scale, Cogswell’s Silicon Valley Immersion Experience program just hosted its first group of participants – a team of entrepreneurs from Turkey. The announcement was made by Dr. Deborah Snyder, president and Chief Academic Officer, Cogswell College.
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Ventuz Opens Office in New York to Meet Rise in US Customer Base
Real-time graphics software developer Ventuz Technology has opened a new office in New York City to better accommodate the increasing number of US customers. The rooms of Ventuz Technology Inc. are located in Greenwich Village, the heart of New York’s creative scene.
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Support Partners Places Multiple Order for Eyeheight BroadcastSafePP
Support Partners, one of Britain's leading providers of broadcast related systems and services, has ordered seven BroadcastSafePP legaliser plug-ins for Adobe Premiere Pro together with seven USB single-licence keys.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”
News: Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Selected for the 3D Film “Our Restless Planet”Now showing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Earth Science Visitor Center
Bruce Austin of Bruce Austin Productions Inc. (BAPI) and Dan Harris of Eight Ball Pictures and Stereoscope LLC, have turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to harness the powerful capabilities of its EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software on the film “Our Restless Planet,” for the JPL Earth Science Visitor Center. The film highlights the effects of hurricanes, earthquakes and fresh water supplies on our planet.
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Record Number of Attendees Move InfoComm 2014 Forward
More than 37,000 Flock to Las Vegas to Experience AV, Network and Learn
InfoComm 2014, the annual conference and exhibition for professional audiovisual buyers and sellers worldwide, held June 14-20 in Las Vegas was visited by 37,048 professionals attending from more than 114 countries. This represents a 5.5 percent increase in attendance over InfoComm 2013.
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Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With Shotgun
News: Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With ShotgunRainmaker Entertainment has standardized on the Shotgun production management and review system for secure, efficient collaboration with clients and partners. The Vancouver-based entertainment company has a 15+ year history in animation, and is currently expanding its portfolio of feature films with the upcoming (2015) feature "Ratchet & Clank, "based on the popular Sony Computer Entertainment videogame franchise, as well as TV and DVD projects.
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Adobe Announces All New 2014 Release of Creative Cloud
Mobile Apps and New Hardware Extend Creative Cloud Workflow; All Major CC Desktop Apps Updated
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today continued to drive Creative Cloud innovation by announcing 14 new versions of CC desktop applications, including essential tools such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Dreamweaver CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The biggest Adobe software release since CS6, it also includes four new mobile apps, the immediate availability of creative hardware, updates to Creative Cloud services and new offerings for enterprise, education and photography customers. Yesterday, Adobe announced that there are now over 2.3 million Creative Cloud subscriptions, far exceeding original projections when it was unveiled two years ago.
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The New Grass Valley Features Cloud-based Playout at Broadcast Asia 2014
News: The New Grass Valley Features Cloud-based Playout at Broadcast Asia 2014The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and the latest addition to the Belden Inc. portfolio of best-in-class communications technology brands, is featuring GV STRATUS Playout at Broadcast Asia 2014.
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ETIA 2014 Exploration Zone to Showcase Holodeck-Inspired Virtual Reality Technology Driving Immersive Entertainment
Conference Session Draws Tech and Creative Visionaries to Discuss Keys to Unleashing Potential of the Interactive, Immersive Entertainment Experience
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN) have released details on the new Interactive Exploration Zone at the 2014 "Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" (ETIA) conference. The zone will feature developing technologies that are driving the evolution of immersive entertainment experiences. A subsequent evening session, "The Holodeck: Entertainment for the Next Generation," will include an interview with renowned gaming industry creative and executive William "Bing" Gordon of KPCB and a panel discussion including Gordon and other innovators.
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Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star Citizen
News: Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star CitizenShotgun Software announced that independent game studio Cloud Imperium is using Shotgun to manage review and production tracking on "Star Citizen" – a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) currently in development. Established by Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander series, Cloud Imperium raised more than $44M through crowd funding (including Kickstarter) to develop "Star Citizen." The Shotgun web-based production management, asset tracking and review platform enables Cloud Imperium to organize and review hundreds of new game assets daily, while managing communication between a global network of artists.
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VuWall Integrates SkySoft-ATM Lossless Live Streaming & Record/Playback Features into VuWall2 Software
News: VuWall Integrates SkySoft-ATM Lossless Live Streaming & Record/Playback Features into VuWall2 SoftwareStrategic Partnership Extends Proven Functionality From Air Traffic Management Systems To Control Rooms
VuWall Technology Inc., a developer of world-class control room management software, and SkySoft-ATM, a leading-edge ATC solutions provider, has announced their strategic partnership under which VuWall has integrated SkySoft-ATM SkyRec features into the VuWall2 software suite. VuWall will be demonstrating the advanced record/ playback and high-performance lossless compressions capabilities at InfoComm 2014 (Las Vegas, NV June 18-20) in partner Exxact Corporation’s Booth # N2555.
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“COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with Shotgun
News: “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” VFX Producers Stay In-The-Know with ShotgunVisual Effects Veterans Move Production-Side and Bring Shotgun With Them To Manage Massive Shot Volume and Streamline Multi-Vendor Processes
Shotgun Software announced today that Voyager Pictures, the production company behind “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” has been using Shotgun to keep the 13-episode series’ demanding visual effects deliverables on schedule. Shotgun is the film, TV and game development industries’ trusted platform for production management and review, and as talent moves from visual effects facilities into production companies, many are choosing to bring Shotgun along for the ride.
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Stardust Welcomes Creative Director Sean Starkweather To Integrated Production & Design Firm
News: Stardust Welcomes Creative Director Sean Starkweather To Integrated Production & Design FirmStardust, the bicoastal integrated production and design firm, has welcomed Creative Director Sean Starkweather to the company’s team. Starkweather was the creative lead talent on the company’s newest round of work for Samsung and Cheil Worldwide and the Galaxy S5 phone.
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Blur Studio Lends Comic Book Expertise to Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’
News: Blur Studio Lends Comic Book Expertise to Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’VFX Sequences, Concept Design and Stereo 3D Titles Tease ‘Sinister Six’ Lineup
Blur Studio teamed up with Director Marc Webb and Sony Pictures Imageworks VFX Supervisor Jerome Chen once again to create visual effects for the opening sequence, end titles and 45 other visual effects shots for Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Well-versed in Marvel’s rich universe, Blur drew on its expertise of the property to align with the film’s story in a way that was both authentic and fresh via character design, VFX sequences and teaser-laden end titles that they created in stereo.
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Shotgun Announces First Pipeline Awards to be Held at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software, the creative industry s trusted production pipeline partner, announces the first Shotgun Pipeline Awards, recognizing excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering and usage for creative production. Awards will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, Tuesday August 12, at the Shotgun User Group meeting, and announced publicly on the Shotgun Blog (http://blog.shotgunsoftware.com/)
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Allegorithmic Integrates Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 Tech Into All Substance Products
News: Allegorithmic Integrates Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 Tech Into All Substance ProductsState of the Art Rendering and Post Processing Technologies Now Let Game Artists See Final Render While They Work; Substance’s Physically Based Viewport Now Among Best in Industry
What happens when the world’s best post-processing middleware meets the world’s most popular texturing technology for games? Game artists are about to find out, as today Allegorithmic will begin integrating Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 into Substance Designer 4.3 and Substance Painter beta.
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iZotope Honored with a New England Innovation Award
SBANE Recognizes iZotope for Innovation in Audio
iZotope Inc. , a leading audio technology company, has been honored with a 2014 New England Innovation Award by the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE). Selected from 210 organizations that lead development in their fields, iZotope was chosen by SBANE for its technological contributions to and reach throughout the audio industries. iZotope technologies are a key component in many music and television studios around the globe, allowing users to change the way they approach audio production.
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SMPTE® at the 2014 NAB Show
SMPTE has accomplished much over the past 12 months, with significant achievements in the three pillars of the Society: membership, education, and standards. While the Society was able to highlight progress in standards areas including ultra high-definition, cinema sound and immersive audio, and integration of information technology into the industry, SMPTE also showcased its ongoing work to provide both members and non-members with unique opportunities to engage with other professionals in discussion of the technical advances and business strategies driving the industry forward.
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Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"
News:  Ant Farm Produces the Reveal Trailer, Staring Kevin Spacey, for Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"Ant Farm, a leading entertainment marketing and advertising agency, has produced the Reveal Trailer for the world premiere of Activision’s "Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare.”
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3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental to Speak at Motion Picture Association of America's Creativity Conference
3D Perceptual and Printing Tools Bring Entertainment Creativity to Manufacturing Reality- 3DS' Gentle Giant Studios Brings Movie Magic to The Story On Screen and at Home
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that CEO Avi Reichental will be speaking at the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) Creativity Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 2. The "Creativity Conference" is hosted in partnership by the MPAA, Microsoft and ABC News, and convenes leaders in entertainment, politics, technology, media and government to discuss how creativity is impacting technology breakthroughs and the American economy.
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Faceware Technologies Partners with Binari Sonori to Offer New Video-Based Localization Service
New Service Provides Simultaneous Video and Voiceover Capture to Significantly Increase the Quality of Localization in Video Games
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has partnered with pioneering localization service provider, Binari Sonori, to launch a new video-based localization service. The service uses Faceware's professional headcam systems to capture video of a voice actor's performance at the same time that the audio is being captured, providing both actors and animators with time-saving video reference for localization. The service launches today.
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Whitehouse Post Works Magic on Vogue Short Film Starring Emma Stone
News: Whitehouse Post Works Magic on Vogue Short Film Starring Emma StoneFans of Vogue’s Original Shorts video series will get a look at Emma Stone’s quirky personality in the next installment of the series cut by Whitehouse Post Editor Josh Bodnar and directed by Caviar’s Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland,” “Gangster Squad”).
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Zoic Propels Players Right Into The Action for Kinect Sports Rivals
News: Zoic Propels Players Right Into The Action for Kinect Sports RivalsCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios transports sports enthusiasts straight into the action in the :30 Kinect Sports Rivals spot “You” for Microsoft out of Antfarm. In the spot, two live action competitors are facing off against their avatar counterparts, when the wall of reality is smashed and the spot launches into thrilling gameplay. The recently released game is the next generation of the popular Xbox franchise, Kinect Sports and includes Bowling, Soccer, Tennis, Target Shooting, Wake Racing and Climbing and allows players to scan themselves using the Kinect system and create their own custom avatar. Zoic handled the effects and color correction for the live action intro section of the spot as well as the :90 trailer.
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Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing Awards
News: Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing AwardsAnt Farm, one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies, was a big winner at last night’s 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco. Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, including a Gold Award for Best Showing at a Trade Event: E3 Experience Activision/Blizzard Entertainment.
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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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Bungie’s Destiny® to Use Faceware
Bungie Chooses Faceware’s Facial Mo-Cap Products to Help Breathe Life into Destiny’s Characters
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that video game developer, Bungie, Inc., has chosen to use Faceware’s Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line to add lifelike expressions and human-realistic emotions to Destiny’s characters.
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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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Fluid Signs Noted Editor Michael Elliot
NY-based editorial shop Fluid has added renowned editor Michael Elliot to their roster. Coming to Fluid from Beast, Michael was previously owner and lead editor at Mad River Post, where he worked closely with then EP of Mad River Post and current EP of Fluid, Laura Relovsky. The duo has renewed their creative synergy at Fluid, having formerly collaborated side-by-side on a wide variety of creative projects. Elliot has cut a myriad of award-winning spots for such top brands as AT&T, Canon, BMW, NHL, Microsoft, Tylenol and Lexus, working with such agencies as Grey, BBDO, Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson, mcgarrybowen, JWT and Deutsch, among others.
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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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