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Audio Network Australia Becomes A 100% Audio Network Group Company
News: Audio Network Australia Becomes A 100% Audio Network Group CompanyFounder Linda Tizard sells 49% shareholding in Audio Network Australia to Audio Network Group
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for film, television and video, today announced the acquisition of a 49% shareholding in Audio Network Australia Pty Ltd from co-founder Linda Tizard, enabling the Australian subsidiary to become a fully integrated part of the Audio Network Group. The acquisition demonstrates the Group’s continuing determination to expand globally and develop its vision whilst retaining the innovative and creative force behind the group’s success.
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Advertising Agency AV Squad Adds Award-Winning Staff to Roster
Award-winning Director and Creative Director Peter McKeon and Executive Producer Teresa Antista have joined the broadcast & commercial division of creative advertising agency AV Squad.
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BIGSMACK Garners Four Award Wins At 2014 PromaxBDA Awards, Hosted In New York
News: BIGSMACK Garners Four Award Wins At 2014 PromaxBDA Awards, Hosted In New YorkBIGSMACK, the award-winning entertainment marketing agency, have garnered Gold, Silver, and Bronze recognition at the 2014 PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design North America Awards, held last week in New York.
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Joust Provided The Critically Acclaimed Television Series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey The Perfect VFX And Digital Workflow Solution
News: Joust Provided The Critically Acclaimed Television Series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey The Perfect VFX And Digital Workflow Solution--Joust, The Groundbreaking Digital Workflow Management Tool, Saved Production Time and Money And Gave Them Complete Control Over Their Digital Assets--
The final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is set to air this Sunday, June 8th at 9pm/ 8pm Central on FOX and encore and Monday, June 9th at 9pm/8pm Central on the National Geographic Channel, and Joust played an instrumental role behind the scenes. Joust provided an economical and efficient workflow solution for the critically acclaimed television mini-series. It equipped production with the ability to produce high quality visual effects that distinguished and defined the series.
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Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & Development
News: Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & DevelopmentPixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, is expanding its creative production capabilities to now include providing clients with innovative script-to-screen video production and interactive design. While animation and visual effects will remain at the core of the company’s business, Pixeldust will begin to leverage its in-house creative talent and newly expanded resources to deliver original, high quality digital content and products to meet the growing demand for such content across television, the web, videogames, and mobile devices.
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The Academy Rebrands As Society
News: The Academy Rebrands As SocietyLive Action Prod-Co is Headquartered in Los Angeles
Boutique live action production company The Academy has rebranded as Society. Partner/Executive Producer Harry Calbom, Partner/Executive Creative Director David Holm and Head of Production Rebecca Parenteau, formerly at MJZ, will lead the LA-based shop. Upcoming work out of Society includes projects for Dreamworks, Sony, Audi, Nissan and Intel.
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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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Cinedigm Acquires N.A. Digital Rights To Double Dutch' Family Feature Film 'The Stream'
Rainn Wilson, Christopher Gorham, Kelly Rutherford and Mario Lopez Star
Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Double Dutch' family film "THE STREAM," it was announced today by Cinedigm C.E.O. Chris McGurk and Double Dutch President Jason Moring. Cinedigm will release "THE STREAM" on DVD, digital and VOD platforms on August 26, 2014. In separate deals, Double Dutch sold the film to VM in Australia and MediAsia for pan Asian TV.
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Digital Arts Showcases 4K With Bluefish444, Assimilate & Christie
Located in the heart of New York City, Digital Arts provides ultra-modern picture and audio finishing services for feature and high-end TV productions within a 12,000sq/ft facility. The company was established by Axel Ericson, a technology pioneer who has over 25 years of experience in composing, sound design and mixing, producing, color grading and finishing. During his career Ericson has received numerous accolades - MTV, Emmy, Promax/BDA and Monitor awards, and a Grammy nomination. Under his auspices, Digital Arts created one of NYC's first HD infrastructures and became the finishing house for major TV brands including National Geographic, A&E, ABC, Disney, History Channel and many more.
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MEF’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) Event Builds Momentum With 11 New Sponsors
Verizon, AT&T, Tata Communications, and Colt Technology Services Among The Latest To Join
The MEF is pleased to announce growing sponsor support for the industry-wide Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) conference being held on November 17-20, 2014 at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C. Several dozen leading global, national, and regional service providers, network technology and management solution providers, training companies, testing firms, and other organizations have lined up to sponsor GEN14.
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MZED Joins Together With Vincent LaForet For a 32-City Camera Direction and Movement Tour
32 Cities | May 6th –July 13th 2014
DGA Director Vincent Laforet is getting ready to launch his cross-country "Directing Motion Tour" that will span 32 cities in just over 9 weeks,  where he will teach thousands of filmmakers how, when and why to move the camera. If you’ve ever wanted to elevate the level of your directing and DPing skills with an in-depth understanding of how important camera movement is to just about any piece of motion, this is a workshop you just might want to consider.
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2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic Partnership
News: 2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic PartnershipPost Facilities to Work Cooperatively to Deliver Digital Supply Chain and Traditional Post Services to Clients Nationwide.
2G Digital, a Burbank post production facility specializing in digital supply chain services, and DuArt, a New York facility offering comprehensive post production services for video, digital media and film, have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow both companies to expand their geographic reach and add new services.
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Sound Devices Hosts Lineup of Renowned Industry Professionals at its Booth During NAB 2014
Hear from the Pros as They Discuss Today’s World of Audio and Video Production
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, will host several presentations from leading industry professionals at its booth throughout the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546).
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Union Visual Effects Re-Creates Renaissance Era Florence for the Second Season of "Da Vinci’s Demons."
Union VFX has provided key visual effects work over several episodes of the second season of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons”, produced by Adjacent Productions, it was announced today. The first episode premieres in the UK on April 4 at 10PM on FOX UK.
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Arrow Media Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform for All Productions
News: Arrow Media Chooses Aframe Cloud Video Platform for All ProductionsAframe’s Cloud Video Platform to Save Storage Costs, and Enable Rapid and Secure Remote Review and Approval
Arrow Media, one of the UK's top independent creative forces, has selected Aframe as its corporate cloud video platform. Aframe will be used across all Arrow Media’s productions, to facilitate the production process and enable lower costs, as well as secure and very reliable storage. The move is part of Arrow Media’s strategic focus on new technologies, and particularly cloud-based solutions, to maintain its agility as it continues its rapid expansion.
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AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014
News: AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014Real World Solution to Mixed Cadence Content Empowers Revenue Generating Internet, International and Digital Workflows
At NAB 2014, on booth SU8505 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will unveil its Adaptive Cadence Corrector (ACC), a unique software-based system for correcting mixed cadence material back to 24p film and progressive HD video within file-based workflows.
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AmberFin Unveils Major New Version of iCR at NAB 2014
News: AmberFin Unveils Major New Version of iCR at NAB 2014New Enterprise-Class Features Include Versatile, Scalable and Cost Effective Transcode Farm Controller
At NAB 2014, on booth SU8505 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will unveil version 10 of its iCR (intelligent Content Re-Purposing) software platform. Billed as the company’s most significant software advance in terms of ‘real world features and functionality’, version 10 includes new enterprise class-features which lead the market in terms of picture quality, media file format support and cost-efficiency.
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DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
News: DIVE VFX Staffs Up In New York; Tapped For VFX On New Event Series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”DIVE, the visual effects division of ShootersINC, has staffed up their New York studio to take on multiple visual effects projects including the new, 13-part event series, “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” presented by FOX and National Geographic Channel. The series made a historic debut on ten 21st Century Fox networks on Sunday, March 9th. A follow-up to the 1980s television series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which was presented by Carl Sagan, the new series’ host is Neil deGrasse Tyson, with Executive Producers Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold, and Brannon Braga. DIVE is one of 12 visual effects studios around the globe working on the new series.
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Big Block Design Group Creates Epic Main Title and Show Open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"
News: Big Block Design Group Creates Epic Main Title and Show Open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"BBDG Pays Tribute To Carl Sagan In A Stunning Vision of the Galaxy
Big Block Design Group (BBDG) designed and created the main title and show open for "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," the long-awaited follow-up to "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," Carl Sagan’s profound and iconic exploration of the universe.
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HOBO Brings Cinema Sound To Top Shows For Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, Food Network, National Geographic And More
News: HOBO Brings Cinema Sound To Top Shows For Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, Food Network, National Geographic And MoreAudio Work Heard On “Gold Rush,” “My Dirty Little Secret,” And Upcoming Series On Newly Rebranded American Heroes Channel
What do the cable reality shows “Gold Rush,” “Mysteries at the Museum” and “My Dirty Little Secret” have in common? Besides being hugely successful for Discovery, Travel Channel and Investigation Discovery, respectively, all benefit from a creative partnership with HOBO, the audio post-production house bringing a cinematic sound experience to the small screen.
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AmberFin Appoints JB&A as Distribution Partner in the US
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, today announced it has appointed Jeff Burgess and Associates (JB&A) as a distribution partner in the US.
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Final Cut Pro X Bristol Effect Release on FxFactory
Bristol from SUGARfx was Designed for Exclusive Use in FCP X.
FxFactory, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Bristol to its extensive family of SUGARfx plugins. A sleek and stylish animated 3D theme, Bristol uses 15 animated elements that can be completely customized to fit any project. Use main titles, multiple screen bumpers, title generators and transition elements to create anything from a clean, monochromatic look to a design with a wild color combination that fits the mood of any project. Bristol from SUGARfx was designed for exclusive use in FCP X.
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Is Your Brain Bored? National Geographic Channels International Will Fix That In 2014 With New Yearlong Programming And Marketing Campaign "Entertain Your Brain
News: Is Your Brain Bored? National Geographic Channels International Will Fix That In 2014 With New Yearlong Programming And Marketing Campaign "Entertain Your BrainNational Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has announced a new programming and marketing campaign that will "ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN" with a series of new and returning shows that spotlight the incredible workings of science and the human mind through mind-blowing experiments, viewer-driven brain teasers and man-on-the-street trials. The new "ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN" strand kicks off this February with the return of the Emmy®-nominated, global hit series "Brain Games," with host and self-proclaimed “wonder junkie” Jason Silva guiding you through the twists and turns of your grey matter. "Brain Games" was the #1 rated series across all the National Geographic Channels worldwide in 2013.
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AmberFin Becomes Global Reseller for Nexidia QC
Nexidia's Language and Caption Verification System Available as a Plugin for Amberfin's Unified Quality Control Solution
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and postproduction houses, and Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced an agreement where AmberFin will become a global reseller for Nexidia QC closed-caption, language, and video description verification software.
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GRAVITY Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES and DRUNK HISTORY Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held here tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for GRAVITY. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for KILLING LINCOLN. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for GAME OF THRONES, and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for DRUNK HISTORY.
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AmberFin to Unveil New Version of iCR at NAB 2014
Features Support for New Codecs and Wrappers, New Enterprise-Class Features, New Cadence Correction Option, and Enhancements to UQC
At NAB 2014, on booth SU8505 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will unveil version 10 of its iCR software. The new version will include support for new codecs and wrappers, new enterprise class-features, a new option for 2:3 adaptive cadence correction and enhancements to UQC, AmberFin's Unified Quality Control platform.
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AmberFin Appoints Mike Harris as Sales Director for North America's Eastern Region
News: AmberFin Appoints Mike Harris as Sales Director for North America's Eastern RegionAmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has today announced the appointment of Mike Harris as Regional Sales Director for the Eastern region in the US and Canada. In his new role, Harris will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with major networks, studios and broadcasters, further expanding AmberFin's position and presence in North America.
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Three of Change, Creative Agency for International Documentary, "Buried Secrets of the Buddha"
News: Three of Change, Creative Agency for International Documentary, "Buried Secrets of the Buddha"Three of Change, Creative Agency for International Documentary, "Buried Secrets of the Buddha" premiering on the National Geographic Channel.
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AmberFin Announces New Version of iCR with New Transcode Farm Control Capabilities, Increased Throughput and ‘Best in Breed’ Quality Control
News: AmberFin Announces New Version of iCR with New Transcode Farm Control Capabilities, Increased Throughput and ‘Best in Breed’ Quality ControlAmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has today announced the introduction of the latest version of its iCR (Intelligent Content Repurposing) software platform. Already shipping globally, version 9.7 of iCR offers extended Avid integration, simplifying ingest and transcode processes within an Avid environment. Simultaneously, it provides enhanced quality and throughput for mezzanine formats such as ProRes, DNxHD and MPEG2. It supports additional codecs and wrappers as well as introducing new ‘best of breed’ function-specific UQC (Unified Quality Control) plug-ins.
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Anderson Takes Sachtler’s Ace L into the Wild for National Geographic
News: Anderson Takes Sachtler’s Ace L into the Wild for National GeographicWildlife cinematographer Casey Anderson is constantly challenging himself and his equipment, to capture some of the most incredible animals that roam our planet. His camera arsenal is broad, from Sony FS-700s to FLIR infrared and other super low-light night cameras. “What isn’t ‘broad’ is my now-favorite choice of tripod – the Sachtler Ace L. It’s perfect for everything,” he says enthusiastically.
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AbelCine Training Announces The Launch Of Online Workshops
AbelCine’s Professional Camera and Technology Workshops Now Available to Audiences Worldwide
Today, AbelCine announced the launch of online workshops through their website, training.abelcine.com. These new online classes are based on the highly successful workshops presented at the company’s New York City and Burbank, CA locations.
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AmberFin Announces New Transcode Farm Controller & Network Licence Server for iCR
New enterprise-class features support business growth in a fluid file-based media landscape
In an environment where leading analyst house, IHS Electronics and Media reports a continued global reduction in TV sales against predicted major increases in file transcoding resources where the real winner will be in multi-format transcoding needed for multi-screen OTT distribution, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses has introduced new enterprise-class features for iCR, the company's file-based content ingest and transcoding system.
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Fox International Channels UK Shows Cunning by Choosing Marquis’ Project Parking
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has today announced Fox International Channels UK has purchased three licences for Project Parking: Marquis’ solution aimed at assisting editors and facilities to manage their Avid edit storage more effectively. Project Parking will now be used to archive promos plus National Geographic long form content as well in the Operations Department which handles every UK transmission for Fox and National Geographic.
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Imaginary Forces Adds Christopher Harrington As Director Of User Experience And Technology
News: Imaginary Forces Adds Christopher Harrington As Director Of User Experience And TechnologyImaginary Forces has announced that Christopher Harrington, former Creative Director for MartianCraft, has joined IF in a new position as Director of User Experience and Technology, reporting to Executive Producer and General Manager Gabriel Marquez. Harrington will oversee the strategic direction, growth and operation of Imaginary Forces’ interactive capabilities.
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The American Film Institute Launches Landmark Chinese Cultural Exchange Program With New Scholarship Initiative
The American Film Institute (AFI) on November 13, announced its AFI/IDG China Story Fellowship, a new scholarship program at the world-renowned AFI Conservatory aimed at developing feature-length screenplays that foster greater understanding of Chinese history, culture and literature.
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Three Of Change Produces Main Title Sequence & Show Package For National Geographic Wild Jobs That Bite
“Jobs that Bite! is hosted by actor and outdoor enthusiast Jeremy Brandt, who travels across the country to experience a wide array of animal jobs — including Ostrich wrangling, wild bee hive rescue, lion dentistry, and patrolling with the mounted police — and the amazingly adept professionals that have found job satisfaction outside of the office.”
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Television Nominees
HBO and Starz Lead Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its television nominees for the organization’s 28th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala on February 1, 2014, here at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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AmberFin Unveils New J2K Ingest and Transcode Workstation at CCW
New iCR 400-J2K help smaller facilities and postproduction houses easily create and review J2K assets
At CCW on booth #1256 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, today announced a new J2K ingest and transcode solution.
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Digital Production Partnership: Will It Meet Its Deadline?
Amberfin Cto Concerned By Widespread Lack Of Implementation Strategy: Warns That Dpp Is Not An ‘Off-The-Shelf’ Solution
“The Digital Production Partnership’s (DPP) self-imposed deadline where file-based content delivery becomes the preferred exchange format for almost all major UK broadcasters is less than a year away and still most facilities and production companies are a long way from finalizing their DPP adoption strategies,” so says Bruce Devlin, Chief Technology Officer at AmberFin, a company that has developed an area of specialism in the creation and support of DPP-compliant file-based workflows.
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Sun Valley Film Festival Announces 2014 Call For Entries
The Sun Valley Film Festival, recognized by "USA Today" as one of the "Great Places for a Film Festival" is now accepting films in all categories including shorts, mixed media, animation, youth films, feature length documentaries and narratives for the third annual Festival, March 13 - 16, 2014. Join us this March as we celebrate the art of filmmaking with movies, panels, parties, dinners, special events, and spring skiing.
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Audio Post-Production House Jazzes Up its Workflow with Small Tree TitaniumZ-5 Shared Storage
All-in-One Ethernet-based Shared Storage Solution Facilitates Collaboration
Ott House Audio, an audio post-production company experiencing tremendous growth, recently installed a TitaniumZ-5 shared storage system from Small Tree. Working on audio for film and TV projects for well-known brands, such as the Smithsonian Channel and National Geographic, Ott House required an affordable solution that would facilitate collaboration.
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Loyalkaspar Lets The Wild In With Nat Geo Wild Network Refresh
News: Loyalkaspar Lets The Wild In With Nat Geo Wild Network Refresh& Los Angeles, CA "Nat Geo WILD" recently called on entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar to create a new network refresh and soup-to-nuts branding package. It included comprehensive promo toolkits, print collateral templates, as well as a type identity and a variety of custom logo treatments.
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Audio Network Expands Global Operations With L.A. Office
--Second U.S. facility complements New York Office--
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for television, film and video, continues its global expansion with the launch of an office in Los Angeles, which will be headed up by Cheryl Frohlich, Head of Business Development at Audio Network US, Inc. The new office will enable Audio Network reach a broader customer base on the West Coast and to work more closely with its clients in the region.
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Schweet Opens Production Offices at Hollywood Center Studios
Reality TV producer is currently developing series for National Geographic, A&E, Style Network and E!
Schweet Entertainment, a full-service television production company headed by executive producers Rob Worsoff, Jack Osbourne and Brian Wendel, has opened production offices at historic Hollywood Center Studios. Producers of the hit National Geographic series Alpha Dogs, Schweet is currently developing new series for National Geographic, A&E, the Style Network and E! The company recently produced video for the 2013 World Tour of Black Sabbath. It earlier produced the theatrical documentary "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne."
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"Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques, Third Edition" By Barry Braverm Out Now!
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From Barry Braverman the 2nd Unit cinematographer of "Moonrise Kingdom" and Wes Anderson's original short subject "Bottle Rocket" comes "Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques, Third Edition," a new book from The Focal Press. "Video Shooter" is a uniquely humorous and insightful guidebook that goes beyond the equipment and shooting technicalities to instill a practical and deep appreciation for the craft of visual storytelling. In his book Braverman draws from decades of experience working on high-profile documentaries and feature films to explain the makings of a truly compelling cinematic experience and program.
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Timeline Television Selects AmberFin iCR to help support New BT Sport Production Hub
News: Timeline Television Selects AmberFin iCR to help support New BT Sport Production HubAmberFin iCR ideally suited to fast-moving real-time sports TV workflows
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, has announced that UK-based broadcast facility provider, Timeline Television, has integrated the AmberFin iCR software platform within a bespoke production centre to support BT Sport, the new UK sports broadcaster.
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HEVC: The Last Nail in the Coffin of Interlace?
News: HEVC: The Last Nail in the Coffin of Interlace?AmberFin shows IBC attendees how to make sure of it
HEVC (High Efficiency Video Codec) is likely to be one of the most talked about topics at IBC this year, not only because it promises to reduce the data rate needed for high quality video coding by 50% compared to the current state-of-the-art, but also because the new coding standard simply does not support interlacing.
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AmberFin and Encompass Digital Media Ramp Up Asian Enterprise Operations with World’s First AmberFin Transcode Farm Controller
News: AmberFin and Encompass Digital Media Ramp Up Asian Enterprise Operations with World’s First AmberFin Transcode Farm ControllerAmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest and transcoding solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses together with Encompass Digital Media, a leading Singapore-based digital media services company, today announced a partnership that will enable the provision and creation of high resolution mezzanine files to the delivery of content to mobile platforms.
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AmberFin Announces New Transcode Farm Controller & Network Licence Server for iCR
New enterprise-class features support business growth in a fluid file-based media landscape
At IBC 2013, on stand 7.H39, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses will showcase new enterprise-class features for iCR, the company's file-based content ingest and transcoding system.
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MAXON Announces Availability of CINEMA 4D Release 15
News: MAXON Announces Availability of CINEMA 4D Release 15Industry-Defining 3D Creative Toolset for Motion Graphics, Animation, Visual Effects and Visualization Workflows Highlighted at IBC2013
MAXON today announced immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 15 (R15), a milestone release of its flagship 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application. Marked by new features and powerful 3D workflow enhancements to modeling, text creation, digital sculpting, advanced rendering optimization -- including all-new network rendering capabilities -- Release 15 expresses the company’s commitment to deliver its customer community with continued innovation and the most advanced 3D creative solutions in the industry.
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Audio Network Brings Music To IBC
--Leading music group is the official music provider for IBCTV and exhibits at show and SuperMeet for the first time--
Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for television, film and video, will exhibit for the first time at IBC, showcasing its eclectic catalogue of 65,000+ original music tracks. The company is the official music provider for IBCTV and will also be a sponsor of the SuperMeet Event on Sunday 15th September.
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Nathan Love Draws on 80s Nostalgia for New National Geographic Look
News: Nathan Love Draws on 80s Nostalgia for New National Geographic LookNathan Love Director Jim McKenzie brings a wildly nontraditional look to the National Geographic Channel in a promo for the network’s new "The 80s: The Decade That Made Us" miniseries. A rousing contrast to National Geographic’s traditionally grounded advertising, the animated spot infiltrates the airwaves with a trio of grinning, buff cheese ball characters working out in synch to an electronic frenzy of a song reminiscent of the 1980s.
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Final Cut Pro X Swoosh Transitions Released by FxFactory
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, has just released SUGARfx Swoosh, a completely customizable plugin developed exclusively for Final Cut Pro(R) X. Accessible in the Transitions, Generators and Titles browsers under the SUGARfx Swoosh category or under the "Swoosh" keyword in the Themes browser, Swoosh is an easy to use, versatile template that brings a cohesive graphic look to any project. Editors can simply drag-and-drop the element of choice, such as looping backgrounds, title pages, lower thirds and transitions, then customize.
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AmberFin Academy Helps Thousands of Broadcast Professionals Worldwide Keep Pace with Technology Developments
News: AmberFin Academy Helps Thousands of Broadcast Professionals Worldwide Keep Pace with Technology DevelopmentsAmberFin Launches New Version of MXF Desktop and Announces Series 3 of Bruce's Shorts at IBC 2013
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses today announced that the recently launched AmberFin Academy --a new industry resource designed to help broadcast professionals navigate the complexities of file-based workflows-- now has over two thousand subscribers worldwide and is receiving industry-wide support.
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Final Cut Pro X Luminaire Lighting Effects Released by FxFactory
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Luminaire by SUGARfx, available now in FxFactory. Luminaire is a set of six matte-controllable and completely customizable lighting effect plugins, developed exclusively for Final Cut Pro(R) X. Editors can simply drag and drop the desired Luminaire filter onto a video clip and customize effects for a unique look. Offering a wide variety of easy to understand parameters and the interactive On Screen Controls (OSC), Luminaire makes adding special lighting effects simple.
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Envy Post Production Selects Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Rapid Delivery of High Res Long and Short Form Programming
News: Envy Post Production Selects Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Rapid Delivery of High Res Long and Short Form ProgrammingEase and Brand-ability of Cloud-based Solution Helps Leading Post Production House Automate Workflows and Collaborate Better with Clients
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that leading post production house Envy Post Production has become yet another major UK broadcast content company to adopt Media Shuttle™ hybrid SaaS file transfer solution to move large files securely among its business partners and global customer base. Responding to its client needs, Envy Post has standardized on Media Shuttle because of its ease-of-use, the ability to be seamlessly branded and because it is today’s smartest way to move and share large files.
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At IBC AmberFin Will Highlight Enterprise Versatility & Quality Control’s Critical Roles in File-based Workflow Efficiency
European Debuts for Transcode Farm Control Capabilities, Enhanced Unified Quality Control Environment plus New IMF-based Transcode & Ingest Devices
AmberFin (stand 7.H39), a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will use IBC to highlight the importance of scaling versatility, high calibre quality control resources and cost efficient media transformation platforms in the rapidly growing file-based workflow market space.
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Adorama and Canon Invite You to an Evening With Award-Winning Photographer and Filmmaker Vincent Laforet
Explore the latest trends and technology in filmmaking and photography at the FREE event hosted by Adorama and Canon on Wednesday, July 17th in NYC
Adorama, the leading supplier of pro video, photographic and consumer electronics products, will join Canon on July 17th to host an evening featuring Vincent Laforet. The free event will be held from 6pm to 8pm at Adorama’s event space at 55 West 17th Street in Manhattan. Laforet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, spent nearly two decades as a photographer for The New York Times, Life, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and National Geographic before transitioning to the filmmaking industry. At this event, Laforet will talk about this transition, as well as the hybridization and increasingly blurred lines of the filmmaking and photography industries. Laforet will also discuss the challenges he faced as he moved from editorial to commercial photography and then to commercial film sets as a director and cinematographer shooting commercials for clients including Sony, Adobe, Pepsi and Reebok.
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LumaForge and SEIKI Launch Online 4K Content Competition
4K UHD TV video content competition enlists award-winning judges and open to U.S. residents 18 years or older
LumaForge LLC, a world leader in optimizing 4K visual content and workflow, and SEIKI Digital, Inc. (http://www.SEIKI.com), a leading high-definition and 4K ultra high-definition television brand, announce the launch of the ‘4k Content Competition.’
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Evans Chooses Vinten Vision blue for Silkies of Madagascar
News: Evans Chooses Vinten Vision blue for Silkies of MadagascarWhile on location shooting the documentary about traditional silk weavers, Silkies of Madagascar, award-winning National Geographic stills photographer and video director David Evans decided to make the leap to DP. “I began looking around for an appropriate tripod system,” he says. “Then I discovered Vinten’s Vision blue. It is super compact when folded up and rock-solid steady when in use. After looking around, it seemed the absolute best choice for me. It balances easily and the movement is as smooth as anyone could possibly want.”
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Three Of Change Produces Graphics & Animation For National Geographic's 125Th Anniversary
The National Geographic Society celebrated its 125th anniversary and Three of Change produced the graphic design & animation for their celebration Gala. The project was particularly exciting technically because these graphics were projected on the interior of Washington, D.C.'s National Building Museum creating a truly immersive experience!
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International Media Facility TVT Integrates AmberFin iCR Into File-based Media Facilities in Sydney and Singapore
AmberFin Increases Flexibility and Efficiency in Tapeless Workflows at Cutting Edge APAC Region Media Facilities
At Broadcast Asia (stand 5E1-02) AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest and transcoding solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, announced a contract with international media facility, TVT. The project sees the company’s iCR software-based media ingest, transcode and quality control platform integrated within TVT’s file-based workflows at a new media facility in Sydney, Australia. The new facility is contributing to TVT’s successful APAC region new business drive, building on the success of its Singapore operation where already AmberFin iCR plays a central role in enabling efficient file-based media operations.
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Beyond International Relies On Aspera High-Speed Transfer To Power Global Production Workflows
Aspera transfers full-resolution content between production teams enabling global workflows for highly rated shows
Booth #5G2-05 — Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Beyond International, a leading global production company with over 3900 hours of global television to its credit, has expanded its deployment of Aspera’s high-speed fasp™ technology for production of hit shows such as "MythBusters", "Selling Houses", "Deadly Women", "Behind Mansion Walls" and "Toy Box."
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Digital Arts Trailblazes New Age Of Digital Audio And Picture Post Production In New York City
News: Digital Arts Trailblazes New Age Of Digital Audio And Picture Post Production In New York CityIn anticipation of the mass adoption of 4K/Ultra High Definition (UHD) technology worldwide, New York’s Digital Arts is blazing a trail in the feature and TV communities with the first true-4K post production facility on the East Coast. This ground-breaking advance fuses the latest 4K color grading and finishing capabilities with state-of-the-art audio technologies, in a landmark, ultra-modern, environment – unleashing new and exciting possibilities for feature and broadcast producers to create and deliver compelling 4K and UHD content.
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New Lens Flare Plugins for Final Cut Pro X Released by FxFactory
News:  New Lens Flare Plugins for Final Cut Pro X Released by FxFactoryNoise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, now offers SUGARfx Xflare through its plugin platform FxFactory. What was once an undesired side effect from sunrays filtering through lenses is now a widely popular look. The powerful plugin, designed exclusively for use with Final Cut Pro X, lets editors add completely customizable lens flare effects to footage. Users can achieve the desired look within just a few seconds by selecting one of the many presets and dropping it onto the clip like any other effect. The easy-to-use parameters and on-screen controls allow editors to make precise adjustments to the flare.
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SES Platform Services Selects AmberFin iCR to Provide Media Ingest, Transcode and Unified Quality Control
News: SES Platform Services Selects AmberFin iCR to Provide Media Ingest, Transcode and Unified Quality ControliCR Placed at Heart of Germany’s First Dedicated Playout Centre
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, has announced the completion of a project that sees its iCR software platform integrated within the workflow at SES Platform Services’ broadcast playout centre in Munich, Germany. On this demanding project, AmberFin has worked closely with its German channel partner, Wiesbaden-based Netorium.
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Washington, DC Gets Unique Post House
News: Washington, DC Gets Unique Post HouseAll before officially opening its doors, Capital Audio Post completed the sound editing and mixing for a three part mini-series (“Heroes of Hell's Highway”) for the Discovery Channel, four shows for National Geographic (“Big Cats”, two episodes of “Empire Wars”, and “American Tiger”), and two “DC Cupcakes” episodes for TLC. Now in its first year of business, veteran audio mixers Frank Scheuring and Chip Sovek recently launched Capital Audio Post – a unique post-production facility located in Merrifield, Virginia – a stone’s throw from the Capital Beltway circling Washington, DC.
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Frost & Sullivan Recognises AmberFin with the 2013 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award in the Media and Entertainment Video Transcoders Market
Cost-effective, future-proof transcoding solution offers high-quality video output and delivers best-in-class value to customers
Based on its recent analysis of the media and entertainment (M&E) video transcoders market, Frost & Sullivan recognises AmberFin with the 2013 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award. The company’s iCR transcoding system supports a wide array of media formats whilst delivering the correctly formatted subtitle, caption and ancillary data, with a rich feature set that fits easily into any broadcast workflow. AmberFin’s quality control measures also execute detailed checks, improving the quality of the final deliverable and minimising errors and problems.
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ShootersInc Unveils Extensive New Directorial Roster
Company Signs 7 Directors & Positions Itself For An Integrated Future
ShootersINC, the creative multi-dimensional content company, has unveiled an extensive new Directorial roster, including the signing of seven Directors. Joining the company is a diverse group of talent: Directors Robert Adamo, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, Ira Rosensweig, Judy Starkman, Julian van Mil and Scott Whitham.
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Sound Devices Pix 240 Keeps Pace With Sprinting Cheetahs Fornational Geographic Magazine
News: Sound Devices Pix 240 Keeps Pace With Sprinting Cheetahs Fornational Geographic MagazineProduction Video Recorder Offers Powerful Monitoring Capabilities in a Compact File-Based Unit for “Cheetahs on the Edge”
When National Geographic magazine challenged Director of PhotographyGreg Wilson to create a shot tracking a sprinting cheetah—in the spirit of Eadweard Muybridge’s 1878 image of a running horse—he turned to the Sound Devices PIX 240 Production Video Recorder for the shoot’s dailies, monitoring and backup.
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Bodega’s Steinman, Littman And Nba Stars Play Defense Against Illegal Wildlife Trade For NBA Cares And Wildaid
News: Bodega’s Steinman, Littman And Nba Stars Play Defense Against Illegal Wildlife Trade For NBA Cares And WildaidNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega directors Eric Steinman and Mark Littman, the Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol and the New York Knicks’ Tyson Chandler suit up and box out for the fight against illegal wildlife trade in two new :30 PSAs, “24 Seconds” (with Gasol, directed by Steinman) and “Center” (with Chandler, directed by Littman) for NBA Cares and WildAid, produced direct to client. “24-Seconds” was shot in English, Spanish and Mandarin to reach a global audience for the wildlife conservation organization, which, with this NBA Cares collaboration, adds new NBA athletes to its long list of celebrity ambassadors which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Jackie Chan, Sir Richard Branson, Yao Ming and Carmelo Anthony. “Center” encourages consumers to never buy products made from ivory while “24-Seconds” focuses on all endangered species.
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Reliability and Ease of Use of Cloud-based Software Enables Top Adventure Filmmakers to Submit Files for International Festival and World Tour Locations
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, which celebrates the world’s best mountain and adventure themed films and books, has standardized on Signiant’s Media Shuttle file sharing solution for digital film submission and distribution at its annual festival and world tour. Requiring fast, reliable delivery of massive HD files with security, acceleration and tracking, the Festival selected Media Shuttle to easily upload, download and transfer large files from a shared file system, providing significant time and cost savings for festival organizers and contributors.
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Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Picks Signiant Media Shuttle® File Sharing Solution for Accelerated Delivery of Full-Length HD Film Submissions
News: Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Picks Signiant Media Shuttle® File Sharing Solution for Accelerated Delivery of Full-Length HD Film SubmissionsReliability and Ease of Use of Cloud-based Software Enables Top Adventure Filmmakers to Submit Files for International Festival and World Tour Locations
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, which celebrates the world’s best mountain and adventure themed films and books, has standardized on Signiant’s Media Shuttle file sharing solution for digital film submission and distribution at its annual festival and world tour. Requiring fast, reliable delivery of massive HD files with security, acceleration and tracking, the Festival selected Media Shuttle to easily upload, download and transfer large files from a shared file system, providing significant time and cost savings for festival organizers and contributors.
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Master Revolution: DVnor Builds File-based Media Facility Around AmberFin Ingest, Transcoding and QC Technology
News: Master Revolution: DVnor Builds File-based Media Facility Around AmberFin Ingest, Transcoding and QC TechnologyAmberFin iCR Opens Doors to New Ways of Working at Leading Scandinavian Media Facility
Leading Scandinavian media facility, Oslo-based DVnor, has announced the successful completion of an infrastructure expansion project which sees it basing its digital file-based workflows on the AmberFin iCR software platform. Established in 2005 as a mastering facility to support the production of physical media such as DVD and Blu-ray in the local Norwegian market, DVnor’s adoption of file-based workflows enables the media facility to efficiently create file-based masters. These masters are subsequently transcoded into a number of formats to service Scandinavian customers such as iTunes, Netflix and IPTV VOD service providers. On this project, AmberFin has worked closely with its regional channel partner, Danmon Norge.
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Bigsmack Tests Your Mind And Eyes With New “Brain Games” Promo Campaign For National Geographic Channel
News: Bigsmack Tests Your Mind And Eyes With New “Brain Games” Promo Campaign For National Geographic ChannelRight on the heels of three extraordinarily successful projects -- garnering record breaking ratings for their clients -- BIGSMACK unveils a new promo campaign for the National Geographic Channel. The energy-packed, mind-tickling campaign for the channel’s newest series “Brain Games” broke earlier this week in anticipation of the series launch on Monday, April 22nd at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
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AmberFin & Venera Technologies Announce Co-operation Focussed on File-based Quality Control in Content Ingest and Transcoding Operations
News: AmberFin & Venera Technologies Announce Co-operation Focussed on File-based Quality Control in Content Ingest and Transcoding OperationsAt NAB 2013, AmberFin and New Delhi-based Venera Technologies announced a co-operative development project that will extend the reach of AmberFin’s Unified Quality Control (UQC) platform. The co-operative project will see the integration of Venera Technologies’ Pulsar automated QC system within the AmberFin’s iCR Unified Quality Control platform for content ingest and transcoding operations.
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AmberFin Academy Helps Broadcast Professionals Navigate The Complexities Of File-Based Workflows
News: AmberFin Academy Helps Broadcast Professionals Navigate The Complexities Of File-Based WorkflowsNew industry resource features a blog, white papers, free training videos, media thought leadership, expert views and tricks and tips
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, today launched the AmberFin Academy, a new industry resource designed to help broadcast professionals navigate the complexities of file-based workflows.
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BIGSMACK Tests Your Mind And Eyes With New Brain Games Promo Campaign For National Geographic Channel
News: BIGSMACK Tests Your Mind And Eyes With New Brain Games Promo Campaign For National Geographic ChannelRight on the heels of three extraordinarily successful projects -- garnering record breaking ratings for their clients -- BIGSMACK unveils a new promo campaign for the National Geographic Channel. The energy-packed, mind-tickling campaign for the channel’s newest series “Brain Games” broke earlier this week in anticipation of the series launch on Monday, April 22nd at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
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Christie’s South American Subsidiary Opens Office In São Paulo
Share of South American AV and digital cinema market expected to grow rapidly this decade
Christie®, a world leader in visual technologies, continued to expand its presence in South America with the opening of its first office and showroom in São Paulo, Brazil, which was celebrated with a reception attended by customers and business partners of Christie Digital Systems South America Ltda., and leading dignitaries of the Brazilian cinema exhibition industry. The opening is part of a wave of global expansion by Christie, which includes new subsidiaries and offices in South Africa, Australia and India during the past twelve months.
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New EditShare Theater Promises Outstanding Creative Lineup at NAB 2013
News: New EditShare Theater Promises Outstanding Creative Lineup at NAB 2013Karga Seven Pictures, Mind Over Media, Université of Quebec, South Pacific Pictures, Big Brother, Lime Pictures, Sprint Vision and feature film editor Scott Hill share their success stories
EditShare® is featuring an all-star speaker lineup in the new theater area of its expansive NAB 2013 booth (SL9010). Located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Lower Hall, EditShare will host award-winning creatives from around the world, who will discuss how EditShare technology transformed their productions and businesses. “You can always see product demonstrations that show every capability and new feature that EditShare offers, but this does not compare to hearing from and talking with an industry peer who has put our products to use successfully in the real world,” says Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare.“So if you work in feature films, live sports production, education, studio multi-cam productions or reality TV, you can hear from an EditShare customer who has similar workflow challenges, telling their personal success story on stage. These special presentations promise to be interactive and engaging, and will go deep into the trials and triumphs of how prominent EditShare customers are using the latest tapeless technology to move their businesses forward.”
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Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013
News: Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013Documentary Film accompanies one of the Most Notable Exhibits on War-Themed Photography Ever Assembled
THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS, a documentary film commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography will debut with the exhibit, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, set to open on March 23rd. Arclight Productions has been commissioned to produce the original documentary short that will be featured as part of this unprecedented exhibit. The exhibit will open free to the public in Los Angeles on March 23, 2013 and run through June 2, 2013. The film will be shown in vivid detail on two 14' by 7' screens in 4K resolution in the Digital Gallery, which is central to the architecture of the Photography Space and the exhibit experience. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is made possible with generous support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation.
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AmberFin Announces New Enterprise-Class Features for iCR
News: AmberFin Announces New Enterprise-Class Features for iCRNew features increase efficiency and profitability throughout a media facility's operation
At NAB 2013, on booth SU8505, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses will unveil new enterprise-class features for iCR, the company's file-based content ingest and transcoding system.
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AmberFin Offers Solution To Simplify The Complexity Of Captioning Workflows to Meet New FCC Regulation
News: AmberFin Offers Solution To Simplify The Complexity Of Captioning Workflows to Meet New FCC RegulationAt NAB 2013, on booth SU8505, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses will demonstrate how new enhancements to its iCR software help meet the new FCC regulation mandating that all video content broadcast on television in the US now requires captions when it is distributed over Internet Protocol (IP).
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SUGARfx Subtitles for Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects and Premiere Pro
Easy-to-use Subtitle plugin offers support for several subtitle formats and hundreds of international languages and fonts
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, adds SUGARfx Subtitles to its family of powerful plugins. The new versatile software allows users to add permanent subtitles to their finished movies in Final Cut Pro®, Motion, Adobe® Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. In addition to supporting a wide variety of fonts, the software is capable of handling hundreds of languages, as well as importing several subtitle formats, making it one of the most versatile subtitle tools available today. Helpful on-screen controls allow editors to easily import text and adjust font, style and color to fit the project’s style perfectly. SUGARfx Subtitles is available now on FxFactory for 49 USD.
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AmberFin Addresses Key File-based Workflow Issues With New Features and Enhancements to iCR at NAB 2013
News: AmberFin Addresses Key File-based Workflow Issues With New Features and Enhancements to iCR at NAB 2013New application specific modules; new captioning solutions; new enterprise-class features; support for upcoming IMF format
At NAB 2013, on booth SU8505, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will demonstrate new enhancements to its iCR software designed to further facilitate the digitization and transformation of new and archived content in modern file based workflows.
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Norway’s NRK Unveils New Automated UGC Publishing Workflow System Powered by Signiant
Software Automatically Routes User-Generated Video, Audio and Text for Transcode and Delivery to Network of NRK Broadcast and Web Outlets
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that Norway’s national broadcaster NRK has launched an innovative file-based workflow solution for publishing field and user-generated content with superior speed and automation across all of NRK’s broadcast and Web outlets. Combining the strengths of Signiant’s accelerated Managers+Agents™, Media Exchange™ and Media Shuttle™ software, the application known as TIPS leverages an innovative broadcast automation platform built for NRK by local integrator Mediateket to expedite remote coverage of last summer’s London Olympics.
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West Post Digital Now Making Available Rental Space Which Includes Avids
News: West Post Digital Now Making Available Rental Space Which Includes AvidsWest Post Digital, a leading online post production company based in Santa Monica, is now offering turnkey offline suites as part of its rental space within its 20,000 sq. ft. building. The complement of gear includes Avid Media Composers, Producer Stations, and Unity, all completely wired and readily accessible.
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West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film Arenas
News: West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film ArenasWest Post Digital, a leading online post production company based in Santa Monica, has named Tamara Gagarin as Business Development Executive. Today’s announcement comes in conjunction with the company’s efforts to expand its industry outreach within the feature film arena.
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ITV SignPost Selects AmberFin iCR to Provide Media File Capture, Transcode & Format Conversion Solution in Drive to HD File-based Workflows
News: ITV SignPost Selects AmberFin iCR to Provide Media File Capture, Transcode & Format Conversion Solution in Drive to HD File-based WorkflowsAmberFin today announce that SignPost - the UK’s leading supplier of British Sign Language (BSL) on-screen services and part of leading commercial UK broadcaster, ITV - has positioned AmberFin iCR at the heart of its new high definition (HD) file-based production and delivery workflow.
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Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG Wins 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Promotional Announcements
Creative Team at Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for their Work with The National Geographic Channel
Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG, a boutique creative production company, announced today it has won a coveted 2011 Emmy Award in the category of Oustanding Promotional Announcement: Institutional. Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG was recognized for their work with the National Geographic Channel and their campaign to create a new look to promote Nat Geo’s Explorers initiative and institution.
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Qube Cinema Partners with Global Immersion for GSX™ Giant Screen Theater
State-of-the-Art 4K 3D System for Films and Alternative Content Installed at Peoria Riverfront Museum
Qube Cinema recently supplied its XP-I server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) for Global Immersion’s first GSX giant flat screen theater installed at the Peoria Riverfront Museum (PRM) in Illinois. This 4K 3D system brings the world’s highest resolution digital giant screen display to the newly opened theater. This is the first installation of the 4K by 3K GSX giant screen cinema system, providing visitors to the museum with the immersive experience afforded by stunning 3D digital imagery.
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AmberFin Makes Strategic Appointments to Sustain Strong Growth in US
VP technology Simon Adler relocates to US headquarters; Company promotes Chad Rounsavall to VP of US Sales, appoints Michael Wright as Director of Key Accounts and Dietrich Cohn as Application Sales Engineer
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses announced today a number of strategic appointments and changes to the company's US team.
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Photographer Alan Weissman Gets His Film Noir Look with Litepanels
News: Photographer Alan Weissman Gets His Film Noir Look with LitepanelsCelebrity portrait photographer Alan Weissman recently outfitted his Los Angeles studio with Litepanels®, giving him cutting-edge technology to create the classic film noir look for which he is known.
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Pixeldust Studios Makes Waves With Animated Sequences For National Geographic Channel’s Miniseries Event Alien Deep With Bob Ballard
News: Pixeldust Studios Makes Waves With Animated Sequences For National Geographic Channel’s Miniseries Event Alien Deep With Bob BallardPixeldust Studios, an Emmy Award-winning digital animation, visual design, and production company with studios in Washington, D.C. and New York City, has produced 200 animated sequences that will be featured throughout the new, five-part, mini-series event “Alien Deep with Bob Ballard,” premiering Sept. 16-17 on National Geographic Channel.
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Captions in a File-based Workflow: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
At IBC AmberFin demonstrates how to simplify the complexity of multilingual multi-format, multi-channel captioning workflows
Since the creation of the first captioning systems in the early 1970s, technology and commercial constraints have limited most captioning workflows to the “insert them at the last minute into the broadcast chain” methodology. So, if this has worked for the last 40 years then why change now? The simple answer is economics, says one senior IBC attendee and exhibitor Bruce Devlin, Chief Technology Officer at AmberFin (http://www.amberfin/ibc2012) and co-author of the MXF specification.
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AmberFin Announces New Cost Effective Products, Partnership with Interra, and New Customer Wins at IBC 2012
Company celebrates Bruce's Shorts first anniversary with iPad giveaway competition
At IBC 2012 on stand 7.J39, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and unified quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, is making a number of significant announcements:
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At IBC AmberFin Will Highlight Quality Control’s Critical Role in Increasing File-based Workflow Efficiency
European Debuts for Multi-transcode Capabilities plus New Affordable High Quality Transcode & Ingest Devices
AmberFin (stand 7.J39), a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, comes to IBC with a simple message to media organizations – if you wish to reap the considerable efficiency and profitability opportunities offered by quality control measures within file-based workflows you must look at the issue strategically.
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Australia’s Showtime Adopts AmberFin iCR for Video File Quality Control
Unified Quality Control Provides QC Analysis on Widest Range of File Formats for Delivery to Showtime Broadcast Video Servers
In Australia, the Premium Movie Partnership has selected AmberFin’s channel partner, Quinto Communications to supply and commission the new AmberFin iCR File Player with its advanced Unified Quality Control (UQC) option for video asset checking at its Showtime Movie Channel content preparation facility, located at the Fox Studios Entertainment Quarter in Sydney.
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AmberFin Supplies File-based Content Repurposing and Quality Control Systems to Leading Soho Post House, Smoke & Mirrors
AmberFin iCR ensures efficiency of file-based workflows as post facility migrates to totally tapeless operations. CTO to address IBC at Workflow Solutions Village
AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and unified quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, has announced the sale of AmberFin iCR ingest, file playback and unified quality control (UQC) software-based systems to independent Soho-based post-production facility, Smoke & Mirrors.
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Design/Animation Studio One Fine Day Brings to ABC Family’s “Bunheads” Show Open
News: Design/Animation Studio One Fine Day Brings to ABC Family’s “Bunheads” Show OpenLove of Dance Guides Creative Esthetics Behind Elegant Look
For Nathalie de la Gorce, Creative Director of the design/animation boutique One Fine Day, her experience with ballet and dance guided the graceful show open/package she directed and designed for the ABC Family hit “Bunheads.”
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