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NBCUniversal Promotes Anand Kini to Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Insights
NBCUniversal today promoted Anand Kini to Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Insights. In this new role, Kini will continue to shape and develop NBCUniversal’s long term strategic direction, and also will assume responsibility for data-driven consumer and business insights. Kini now joins the NBCUniversal Executive Committee and will report directly to Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal.
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New JVC Blu-Ray / Hard Drive Combo Decks Author, Duplicate And Record Direct-To-Disc Without a PC
News: New JVC Blu-Ray / Hard Drive Combo Decks Author, Duplicate And Record Direct-To-Disc Without a PCJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced two new models in its successful line of professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo decks. Designed to provide easy duplication and disc authoring without a PC, the SR-HD1350US and SR-HD1700US can create Blu-ray or DVDs directly from live video inputs or from video files stored on built-in hard drives. The new combo decks will be demonstrated at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCS
News: Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCSCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, shared today that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced a software upgrade for the EOS C500 digital cinema camera (launched in October 2012), part of Canon's Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, that will enable users to more efficiently on-set production workflows. The Company plans to offer the free-of-charge Cinema RAW Development software upgrade* starting in October 2014.
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NAB 2014: JVC Expands ENG Live HD Streaming, Shares 4K Plans
Everyone wants to be first, especially news operations. Over the past few years, JVC Professional Products Company has introduced a number of firsts for the broadcast industry, and the 2014 NAB Show is no exception. JVC is dedicated to delivering products that help broadcasters be first on-air and first on-line, with innovative, built-in IP connectivity that encourages broadcasters to embrace the cloud and leave the microwave or satellite truck in the parking garage.
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Bella Corporation Launches KillerKeys Pro for Mac
News: Bella Corporation Launches KillerKeys Pro for MacKillerKeys Pro for Mac: the last shortcut keyboard you will ever need
Bella Corporation today announced the launch of the much anticipated Mac version of KillerKeys Pro, which now includes a fully interactive shortcut keyboard, making it the last shortcut keyboard you will ever need. Using KillerKeys Pro allows you to automatically see the shortcuts – both in a traditional keyboard layout and using palettes of keys – for practically any application you are working in.
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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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DAX Mobile Now Available as an iPhone App
iDailies® Service for iPhone App Available for TV and Feature Content Producers
DAX, the leading provider of production workflow applications, together with Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), is introducing DAX|Mobile® with iDailies®, a subscription service exclusively for Apple’s iPhone. The new iPhone app joins the iPad app in the iTunes App Store as an innovative collaboration workflow tool for professional TV/movie production, post-production, marketing and creative executives who require working 24/7 access to in-progress content.
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Raycom Media Orders 165 JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Cameras, Will Manage Live HD Field Reports with New Prohd Broadcaster Servers
News: Raycom Media Orders 165 JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Cameras, Will Manage Live HD Field Reports with New Prohd Broadcaster ServersJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Raycom Media recently purchased 165 GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news cameras for local ENG, and plans to adopt the new ProHD Broadcaster server across its news stations for managing live HD field reports from the cameras. The company began purchasing GY-HM650 cameras last year, and now has more than 300 for its ENG operations.
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Sportsman Channel Redefines its Workflow via Apace® Automated MAM Storage Platform and Adobe Anywhere
An Automated Solution For Global Media Access, Management, Editing, And Consolidation
2014 NAB Show, Apace booth #SL12113, Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for the American sportsmen, selected Apace Systems Corporation’s® media asset management (MAM)/workflow automation, and clustered storage system paired with Adobe® Anywhere collaborative workflow platform for its end-to-end multi-site production need.
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International Datacasting Unveils New Video Products at 2014 NAB Show
News: International Datacasting Unveils New Video Products at 2014 NAB ShowInternational Datacasting (TSX: IDC) will expand its portfolio of solutions at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, with the launch of new products for high performance video contribution, targeted ad insertion, and the latest video compression technologies to deliver premium content in Ultra High Definition format.
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Panasonic and VidiGo Expand Collaboration to the USA
The Successful Collaboration Makes Panasonic and VidiGo Worldwide Technology Leader in Visual Radio
Panasonic and VidiGo will be launching the territorial expansion of their collaboration at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The successful integration of VidiGo Visual Radio with Panasonic cameras will be available in the USA. The full integration makes this workflow the most advanced and innovative solution in the industry.
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Cache-A Announces Vast Archive Capacity Increase at NAB 2014 (Booth #SL9027)
News: Cache-A Announces Vast Archive Capacity Increase at NAB 2014 (Booth #SL9027)New, Modular Library80+ Expansion Option Adds Cavernous Archive Capability
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances for the media and entertainment industry, will showcase Cache-A Library80+, the first in a brand new range of modular archive expansion appliances that can increase LTO-tape archive storage in 200TB increments up to 1.3PB. Cache-A has developed the Library80+ Expansion Option to meet the market need for larger, scaleable LTO-tape archive capacity, and will showcase the technology during NAB 2014, Las Vegas, at Cache-A Booth #SL9027.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group Orders More Than 70 New JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras with Built-In Live HD Transmission
News: Sinclair Broadcast Group Orders More Than 70 New JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras with Built-In Live HD TransmissionJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest television broadcasting companies in the United States, has ordered more than 70 of its new GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount cameras for local news operations. Introduced earlier this month, the GY-HM890 features a built-in streaming engine that allows live HD transmission directly from the camera.
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Leader Announces New Features for LV5490 SD/HD/4K Picture And Signal Monitor
News: Leader Announces New Features for LV5490 SD/HD/4K Picture And Signal MonitorLeader lnstruments announces new features and options for its LV5490 compact portable SD/HD/4K picture and signal monitor. First exhibited at NAB 2013, the LV5490 now incorporates test-pattern generation, support for two-sample interleaved 4K image transmission and an HD-SDI output. New options include eye-pattern, jitter measurement and ITU-R BT2020 based chromaticity diagram. Optional 8-channel Dolby-encoded audio analysis is expected to be introduced during Q2 2014.
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NAB 2014: FOR-A To Show New Version of FT-ONE 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera, Debut 4K Extraction System
At the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, FOR-A will showcase a new version of its FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera. The new version of the FT-ONE offers fiber I/O connections built directly into the unit for ease of use when shooting from the field. The company’s new ZE-ONE 4K extraction system will also be a highlight of the company’s booth (C5117), making its first NAB appearance.
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Prime Focus Technologies to acquire DAX
Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology subsidiary of Prime Focus (BSE code: 532748) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DAX, a leading provider of cloud-based production workflow and media asset management applications to the entertainment industry for a base consideration of US$ 9.1 million in a uniquely structured performance linked transaction. PFT through its US subsidiary will acquire all the assets of DAX for an upfront payment with balance payable over 3 years such that cash flows from the North American operations will support the payment.
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Cinemartin Cinec 3.X Twice The Power, Almost Any Video Input And H.265V2
News: Cinemartin Cinec 3.X Twice The Power, Almost Any Video Input And H.265V2Gopro, Cineform, XAVC, XAVC-S, RED R3D, Snapdragon 4K And More
Cinemartin announces the release of Cinec 3.X, the acclaimed windows video converter & encoder software tool that allows to convert videos to state of the art quality codec formats, popular by including Prores, H.264 and HEVC H.265 among others, has released a major version named 3.X, now supporting videos recorded from GOPRO cameras, Cineform files and SI Cineform ((Silicon Image Cineform camera format)), Sony’s XAVC, XAVC-S and RED .r3d files from One, Scarlet,and Dragon up to 6K. This major release also includes support for 4K videos recorded with Snapdragon 800 series devices including the Galaxy Note 3 and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5.
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JVC Professional Products Promotes Larry Librach To Senior Vice President
News: JVC Professional Products Promotes Larry Librach To Senior Vice PresidentJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Larry Librach has been promoted to senior vice president of JVC Professional Products. A 32-year JVC veteran, most recently serving as vice president, Broadcast and Public Sector, Librach will be responsible for the overall guidance and direction of the company’s sales and management.
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LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributor
News: LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributorUK based colour management specialist, Light Illusion, has announced the integration of its LightSpace CMS colour management system with the FUJIFILM IS-mini 3D LUT box. With this integration, users of the LightSpace CMS can now perform automated calibration of any display using the IS-Mini as a patch and signal generator, under direct control of LightSpace CMS, building custom calibration LUTs that can be directly up-loaded into the IS-mini.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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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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Leader Announces its New-Exhibit Lineup for the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas
Leader Instruments will exhibit the latest additions to its range of broadcast-quality test and measurement solutions at the 2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10. Also on demonstration will be established products in the Leader range plus the latest broadcast-related technology from PHABRIX, Eyeheight and Trilogy.
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Cache-A Shows LTO-Tape Archiving Innovations At 2014 HPA Tech Retreat
Breakthrough archiving advances deliver productivity gains and better insurance policies to content owners
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning LTO archiving appliances, will showcase the latest innovations in LTO-tape archiving that support enhanced productivity and deliver greater levels of asset protection, at the 2014 HPA Tech Retreat, Feb 17-21, Indian Wells, CA. Highlights include: enhanced interchange and delivery capabilities; Pro-Cache610, a turbo-charged version of the company’s flagship Pro-Cache6 LTO-6 archive appliance; and Simul-Copy™, Cache-A’s fast LTO-tape duplication and verification capability.
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JVC Announces ProHD Broadcaster With Professional Streaming Services For Live HD Content Delivery For Web, Broadcast
News: JVC Announces ProHD Broadcaster With Professional Streaming Services For Live HD Content Delivery For Web, BroadcastJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its Professional Streaming Services for delivering live HD content to the Web and broadcast facilities. The new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi is the central component to the company’s new content delivery service. Available as a physical server or cloud-based solution, Broadcaster receives live HD video from compatible JVC camcorders, transcodes the signal for a variety of delivery platforms, and provides reliable transmission of the signal.
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New JVC ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders Feature Advanced HD Streaming For Live Broadcast Or Webcast
News: New JVC ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders Feature Advanced HD Streaming For Live Broadcast Or WebcastGY-HM850 and GY-HM890 Feature Exclusive Dual Codec Design with 12-Bit Image Processing, Interchangeable 20x Zoom Lens
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today introduced its new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which set a new benchmark in ENG camera IP integration. Complemented by a new interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lens, the new cameras deliver outstanding full HD image capture and delivery, while the built-in streaming engine, FTP and 4G LTE connectivity allows live HD transmission directly from the camera without being attached to external costly and cumbersome bonded cellular solutions.
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Leader launches FS3140 Quality-Control Software Into Us And Latin American Broadcast Markets
See Leader Instruments on booth C9511 at NAB Show 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10
Leader Instruments announces an expansion in the availability of its FS3140 file-based quality-control software. Now available in the USA and Latin America, the FS3140 system will make its first US exhibition appearance at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 7-10.
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New Corporate Slogan For The Fujifilm Group: Value From Innovation
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of its original founding, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation has created on a new corporate slogan, “Value from Innovation.” Beginning this month, the Fujifilm Group will adopt the slogan for its global operations.
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Digital Rapids Ships Mixed-Platform Workflow Support and More for Transcode Manager 2 Media Transformation Software
News: Digital Rapids Ships Mixed-Platform Workflow Support and More for Transcode Manager 2 Media Transformation SoftwareDigital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- has released new software components adding powerful capabilities to the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 automated media processing software and its underlying Kayak technology platform. New functionality now shipping includes support for mixed-platform distributed workflows including ProRes encoding on Mac(r) OS X(r); DVCPro and DVCPro HD input format support; and new video mixing features for overlaying text, graphics, timecode and additional video such as full-motion logo bugs into rich, multi-layered compositions.
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New Spectracal Calman 5 Software Features Auto Calibration, ISF Mode Programming OF JVC RS-840UD 4K LCD Monitor
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced SpectraCal, a leading provider of display calibration solutions, has released CalMAN 5, version 5.2.3, which features auto calibration of JVC’s RS-840UD Reference Series 84-inch 4K LCD monitor. Used by integrators, installers, professional calibrators, and consumers, CalMAN provides a professional and repeatable method to calibrate video displays for home theaters, commercial AV installations, and broadcast production and post-production facilities.
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Panasonic’s Development Of In-Camera Chromatic Aberration Compensation Honored With An Emmy® Award For Technology & Engineering Achievement
News: Panasonic’s Development Of In-Camera Chromatic Aberration Compensation Honored With An Emmy® Award For Technology & Engineering AchievementLast evening, Panasonic Corporation was presented with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The honor was conferred upon Panasonic in recognition of the company’s development of In-Camera Electronic Compensation for Lateral Chromatic Aberrations in External Lenses. Kunihiko Miyagi, Managing Director of Panasonic’s Imaging Business Division, accepted the Emmy Award at a presentation at The Bellagio Hotel as part of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Frequency Coordination Scores Touchdown With Arena Football League Spectators
News: Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Frequency Coordination Scores Touchdown With Arena Football League SpectatorsCollaboration with Quantum5X and Action Audio Apps Provides Fans with Game-Changing, On-Field Experience
When Action Audio Apps helped put spectators on the field by enabling them to listen to the comments of the Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators players and coaches, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was on the sidelines providing frequency coordination for this game-changing experience.
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New Videos Detail Proper Way To Remove And Mount A Fujinon Digital Servo Drive And Unique Features Of New PL 14-35MM Zoom
Two new videos from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation – one describing the proper way to remove and mount a digital servo drive and the other on the benefits and features of the company’s new Premier PL 14-35mm Cabrio wide-angle zoom [ZK2.5x14] – are now available.
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Leader Instruments LV5490, now in production, to star at One World Open House
News: Leader Instruments LV5490, now in production, to star at One World Open HouseLeader Instruments will demonstrate its range of test and measurement products to broadcasters and digital film-makers attending Band Pro's One World Open House 2013 at Band Pro's Burbank headquarters, 3402 West Pacific Avenue, CA 91505.
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JVC Unveils New Simulation Projector, Alternate Light Source At I/ITSEC 2013
News: JVC Unveils New Simulation Projector, Alternate Light Source At I/ITSEC 2013JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will introduce its new DLA-2400ZG projector with e-shift technology and demonstrate an alternate light source for projectors at I/ITSEC 2013 (Booth 1419), which runs Dec. 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
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Image Factory Productions Captures Music Luminaries with Panasonic Professional Cameras and Projectors
News: Image Factory Productions Captures Music Luminaries with Panasonic Professional Cameras and ProjectorsWhen two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famers folk-rock legends Crosby, Stills and Nash performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra last spring, the New York Times called it a ”conjoining of colossi” with the trio’s harmonies juxtaposed with the orchestra’s distinctive swing. The performance, which was captured with an assortment of Panasonic P2 HD camcorders and remote HD cameras, is expected to be released on DVD next year.
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Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour"
News: Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour""I was impressed with how the Spanish Mistika technology which we have embraced at KANDOR Graphics enhanced "Justin and the Knights of Valour" in Stereo 3D. It is great to see passionate companies like SGO contribute to innovation in our industry in such a significant way." Manuel Sicilia, Company Partner & Chief Creative Officer of KANDOR Graphics & Director & Author of Justin and the Knights of Valour
KANDOR Graphics, with Antonio Banderas as Company Partner, invested in SGO's technology to support its growing production demands, and chose Mistika for its stunning capabilities to colour grade and finish its very first 3D CG children's feature film Justin and the Knights of Valour in 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
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FUJINON HD Lenses Selected To Improve Fan Experience At College Stadiums Throughout Western And Midwestern U.S.
News: FUJINON HD Lenses Selected To Improve Fan Experience At College Stadiums Throughout Western And Midwestern U.S.In an attempt to greatly improve their fans’ in-stadium experience, several colleges recently upgraded their acquisition equipment - each with multiple FUJINON lenses. The University of Iowa, University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Washington all have new HD lenses capturing live play for display on large-screen HD monitors.
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IDC To Display Targeted Advertising And Video Contribution Solutions At CCW 2013
News: IDC To Display Targeted Advertising And Video Contribution Solutions At CCW 2013International Datacasting (TSX: IDC), a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters, will feature its targeted ad insertion platforms and MPEG-2/MPEG-4 video encoder at the upcoming Content & Communications World Expo (CCW).
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Optical Devices Division Of FUJIFILM To Showcase High-Performance Eng-Style Lenses At CCW 2013
News: Optical Devices Division Of FUJIFILM To Showcase High-Performance Eng-Style Lenses At CCW 2013FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division will use the upcoming Content & Communications World (Booth 815) as the venue to show off two of its high-performing ENG-Style lenses - the PL 14-35mm Cabrio wide-angle lens [ZK2.5x14] and the HA19x7.4BERM/BERD 2/3-inch Premier Series lens. CCW will be held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City on November 13-14.
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Bella Corporation Ships KillerKeys Pro for Desktop & iPad
News: Bella Corporation Ships KillerKeys Pro for Desktop & iPadKillerkeys Pro & Companion Ipad App Now Available
Bella Corporation today announced that KillerKeys Pro for Windows and the companion KillerKeys Pro iPad App are now available. The company is also offering pre-orders for the Mac version of KillerKeys Pro. Prior to the shipment of the Mac version, both the Windows and Mac version are being offered with an introductory savings of 50% off the MSRP.
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Visual Effects Masterminds Behind “Hugo,” “Avatar” and “The Adjustment Bureau” Join Manhattan Edit Workshop for From the Cutting Room
Celebrated visual effects artists Rob Legato and Mark Russell headline MEWshop’s next installment of the popular speaker series, to be held on November 21st
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today the return of popular series, "From the Cutting Room". The upcoming industry event, which is slated for Thursday, November 21st, will feature Rob Legato ("Hugo," "Avatar," "Shutter Island") and Mark Russell ("The Adjustment Bureau," "Doubt," "Minority Report"). The celebrated VFX duo, currently at work on the upcoming Scorsese film, "Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques behind creating stunning visual effects and discuss how they take full advantage of the performance and reliability of HP Z Workstations powered by Intel® Xeon® processors. The evening event, moderated by MEWShop’s Josh Apter, will take place at the famed French Institute on November 21st at 7pm.
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and VUDU Launch "VUDU Extras+," a New Interactive Movie-Watching Experience
Digital Innovation Delivers Enhanced Extras Like Scene Search and Social Media Sharing
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and VUDU, Walmart's subscription-free video streaming service, are delivering a new, enhanced way for movie fans to experience their digital movies with VUDU Extras+. Fans can now enjoy extras they've come to love from DVD and Blu-ray titles online with additional interactive features.
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Hal Leonard Publishes "Beyond Mastering"
News: Hal Leonard Publishes "Beyond Mastering"“This is the perfect trail guide for musicians, engineers and anyone else interested in how the universe of sound operates.” – Jovino Santos Neto, Brazilian American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger
Hal Leonard, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history and more, releases "Beyond Mastering," the highly anticipated second book by mastering engineer Steve Turnidge.
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Jay Silverman Directs Pro Football Hall of Fame Legends Terry Bradshaw, Warren Moon, Joe Namath, Jerry Rice, and Barry Sanders in New Powerball Lottery Advertising Campaign
News: Jay Silverman Directs Pro Football Hall of Fame Legends Terry Bradshaw, Warren Moon, Joe Namath, Jerry Rice, and Barry Sanders in New Powerball Lottery Advertising CampaignJay Silverman, a preeminent commercial director based in Hollywood, has directed five of America’s biggest football stars in a new, $30- million, multi-media advertising campaign promoting the Powerball Lottery in 18 states. The Silverman-directed TV advertising campaign features Pro Football Hall of Fame players Terry Bradshaw, Warren Moon, Joe Namath, Jerry Rice, and Barry Sanders.
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Kentucky Mega-Church Reaches The Next Generation With Video Captured Using Fujinon Lenses
News: Kentucky Mega-Church Reaches The Next Generation With Video Captured Using Fujinon LensesSouthland Christian Church near Lexington, Kentucky is one of a new breed of mega-churches, investing in the next generation by acquiring sophisticated new video technology, including FUJINON lenses from FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Optical Devices Division. Founded in 1956, Southland has grown to become one of the state's largest churches, with three sprawling campuses and attendance averaging 12,000 worshipers each week. Just as its size and scope have expanded, so have its needs for state-of-the-art video broadcast and production technology to help reach its huge audience and provide a moving experience. Now, as Southland makes its transition from standard definition to HD broadcasts, it has turned to FUJINON lenses for the high quality, yet economical, centerpiece to its new system.
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It’s a Wrap!
Location Sound’s "Most Awesome 50 Days of Audio Gear Giveaways Ever" proved to be a home run for the pro audio dealer
Location Sound’s "Most Awesome 50 Days of Audio Gear Giveaways Ever" has made a lot of sound professionals very happy, but all good things must come to an end. The prizes included a large array of high-quality audio gear from renowned manufacturers such as Sound Devices, Lectrosonics, Sanken, Denecke, and many more.
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New JVC Projector Line Boasts Industry’s Highest Native And Dynamic Contrast
Advancements Include 4K Source Compatibility, New D-ILA Device, Improved e-shift, and Enhanced Black Levels
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced a new, expanded line of home theater projectors that delivers substantial improvements in image quality and achieves the industry’s highest native and dynamic contrast. The performance boost is driven by a new imaging device, upgraded version of the company’s e-shift technology, 4K source compatibility and a user-selectable Intelligent LensAperture.
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Panasonic’s Development of In-Camera Chromatic Aberration Compensation Honored With an Emmy® Award for Technology & Engineering Achievement
News: Panasonic’s Development of In-Camera Chromatic Aberration Compensation Honored With an Emmy® Award for Technology & Engineering AchievementPanasonic Corporation will be presented with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for 2013 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The honor is being conferred upon Panasonic in recognition of the company’s development of In-Camera Electronic Compensation for Lateral Chromatic Aberrations in External Lenses. The Emmy Award will be presented on Thursday, January 9, 2014 as part of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Bella Corporation Introduces the Shortcut Keyboard
News: Bella Corporation Introduces the Shortcut KeyboardBella Corporation today introduced the Shortcut Keyboard, a new line of keyboards featuring time-saving shortcuts for business and creative professionals.
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Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”
News: Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”Sound and DI teams pay a return visit to Swallow Falls and the results are delicious.
Post-production work for Sony Pictures Animation’s "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," the much anticipated sequel to the 2009 hit, was completed by Sony Pictures Digital Productions (SPDP) on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City. SPDP talent oversaw sound editorial, sound mixing, color grading and editorial finishing for the animated movie, working alongside their counterparts from Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Sony Pictures Animation , who created the film’s final animation. It’s the latest project to utilize an integrated workflow linking production, animation, visual effects and post production operations on the Sony lot. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" released nationwide in 2D and 3D on September 27th.
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DP Jon Nelson Pairs New Fujinon Cabrio Cine-Style Lens With Sony Cinealta Camera For 4K Resolution Shoots
News: DP Jon Nelson Pairs New Fujinon Cabrio Cine-Style Lens With Sony Cinealta Camera For 4K Resolution ShootsFUJINON PL 19-90 Cabrio/T2.9 lens offers superior picture quality and zoom capabilities in a compact package
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division has announced that Director of Photography (DP) Jon Nelson, owner of Production Hero in Orange County, CA, recently acquired a new FUJINON PL 19-90 Cabrio (Model ZK4.7x19) Premier PL Mount cinema-style zoom lens, which he paired with a new Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K digital cinema camera. As a professional DP who shoots all types of advertising and marketing video projects, including commercials and Web media, Nelson upgraded his lens of choice at the same time as purchasing the Sony camera.
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New JVC DLA-VS2200ZG Visualization Series Projector Optimized For Simulation Environments
News: New JVC DLA-VS2200ZG Visualization Series Projector Optimized For Simulation EnvironmentsJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced the DLA-VS2200ZG D-ILA projector. Engineered specifically for simulation environments, planetariums, and other visualization applications, the latest Visualization Series model offers 1920x1080 native resolution, and its next-generation optical engine delivers a minimum 18,000:1 native contrast ratio.
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International Datacasting Teams With Irdeto To Deliver End-To-End Solution For Pay TV Operators
New offerings enable DTH operators and broadcasters to expand customer base, launch value-added services and secure new revenue streams
As global demand for satellite and digital cable services surges, International Datacasting (TSX: IDC) and Irdeto (JSE: NPN) have joined forces to provide a seamless solution for overcoming the hurdles facing pay TV operators in fast-growing markets. The two companies will demonstrate their offerings at the IBC 2013 show, September 13-17 at the RAI Amsterdam.
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Blockbuster Movies, Leading NFL Teams, Arts Institutions And Universities Embrace Cache-A LTO-6 Archiving
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, has revealed how its LTO-6 archive products are being used on Hollywood blockbusters, and by leading NFL teams, arts institutions, medical companies and universities, plus many others, for long-term asset protection. These installations reflect the versatility of Cache-A to cost-effectively meet archival needs across a wide variety of industries. Cache-A will debut its full LTO-6 product range at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, Hall 7.A04.
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Axle Video And Cache-A Join Forces To Deliver Affordable Digital Archiving
News: Axle Video And Cache-A Join Forces To Deliver Affordable Digital ArchivingProduction teams gain radically simple media management with quick, safe, cost-effective LTO-tape storage
Cache-A, a manufacturer of award-winning LTO-tape archiving appliances for media and entertainment, and axle Video, the company redefining media management, and have announced an integrated solution combining media asset management for professional video and digital media workflows. The end-to-end solution leverages Cache-A’s renowned LTO-4, 5, and 6 archive appliances and axle Video’s highly-regarded media management software and appliances. Details of the integration will be presented at IBC 2013, Hall7, at the Cache-A (7.A04) and axle (7.D07) stands.
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Cache-A Simul-Copy™ Slashes LTO-Tape Copying Times
News: Cache-A Simul-Copy™ Slashes LTO-Tape Copying TimesBreakthrough archiving advance, of simultaneous tar and LTFS LTO copies, delivers productivity gains and better insurance policy to content owners
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, is showing Simul-Copy™, a brand new LTO-tape duplication and verification capability that slashes the time needed to create multiple LTO-tape copies. Cache-A has brought Simul-Copy to market in direct response to the media and entertainment industry demand for digital video content to be rapidly and securely archived to multiple LTO-tape copies as soon as possible after origination. Cache-A will spotlight Simul-Copy, along with a host of additional trailblazing archiving features, at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13-17 September, (Hall 7.A04).
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Digital Rapids Unleashes StreamZ Live 4000EX Advanced Multiscreen Encoder
* Powerful new encoder for premium live and linear applications now shipping, making European trade show debut at IBC 2013
IBC 2013, Stand 7.F33: Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- announced the immediate availability of the new StreamZ Live 4000EX encoder for advanced live and linear multiscreen applications. Part of Digital Rapids' newest generation of the highly-acclaimed StreamZ Live encoder family, the StreamZ Live 4000EX will also make its European trade show debut at the IBC 2013 exhibition in Amsterdam.
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Bluefish444 Announces Support For Adobe Creative Cloud,Including 4K SDI Support For Adobe Premiere Pro CC For Windows
4K 60p SDI Monitoring for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced its support for Adobe® Creative Cloud™, including a new Windows plug-in for Adobe Premiere® Pro CC software enabling 4K SDI preview.
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Axle Video And Cache-A Join Forces To Deliver Affordable Digital Archiving
Production teams gain radically simple media management with quick, safe, cost-effective LTO-tape storage
Cache-A, a manufacturer of award-winning LTO-tape archiving appliances for media and entertainment, and axle Video, the company redefining media management, and have announced an integrated solution combining media asset management for professional video and digital media workflows. The end-to-end solution leverages Cache-A’s renowned LTO-4, 5, and 6 archive appliances and axle Video’s highly-regarded media management software and appliances. Details of the integration will be presented at IBC 2013, Hall7, at the Cache-A (7.A04) and axle (7.D07) stands.
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Emmy Award Winner Felipe Borrero Is A Winner At Location Sound
Industry veteran walks away with a PSC PowerStar LiFE Power Distribution System valued at $1,835
Location Sound’s Most Awesome 50 Days of Audio Gear Giveaways Ever has been running since July and continues to make audio professionals very happy. The most recent winner is Felipe Borrero who has won a PSC PowerStar LiFE Power Distribution System.
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Signiant Announces Rapid Adoption of Media Shuttle; Gaining Momentum by Expanding Capabilities
News: Signiant Announces Rapid Adoption of Media Shuttle; Gaining Momentum by Expanding CapabilitiesHybrid SaaS Solution Delivers Value to Broadcast Professionals around the Globe and Stimulates Growth
IBC SHOW, HALL 14, Stand 125 – Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that market momentum continues to accelerate for its award-winning Media Shuttle™ file transfer solution. The category-defining product remains the only offering of its type on the market, and broadcasters, post-production houses, and content creators across the globe are adopting it in record numbers. As the result of ongoing product innovation and enhancements, Media Shuttle now addresses a broad range of applications and is rapidly becoming the de facto standard for moving and sharing digital content.
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Ora TV Shoots Flagship Series, Larry King Now, With Four AG-AF100 Large Imager HD Cinema Cameras
News: Ora TV Shoots Flagship Series, Larry King Now, With Four AG-AF100 Large Imager HD Cinema CamerasNew Series, Politicking with Larry King, Also Assigned to AF100 Acquisition
Larry King Now, the new talk show on Ora TV and Hulu hosted by the iconic broadcast journalist, has just entered its second season and already encompasses 180+ episodes, all shot on Panasonic AG-AF100 large imager HD cinema camcorders. Earlier this summer, a second series led by King, Politicking with Larry King, premiered and is likewise shot with the AF100s.
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Blockbuster Movies, Leading NFL Teams, Arts Institutions And Universities Embrace Cache-A LTO-6 Archiving
News: Blockbuster Movies, Leading NFL Teams, Arts Institutions And Universities Embrace Cache-A LTO-6 ArchivingCache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, today revealed how its LTO-6 archive products are being used on Hollywood blockbusters, and by leading NFL teams, arts institutions, medical companies and universities, plus many others, for long-term asset protection. These installations reflect the versatility of Cache-A to cost-effectively meet archival needs across a wide variety of industries. Cache-A will debut its full LTO-6 product range at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, Hall 7.A04.
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Patients at Fort Worth’s Cook Children’s Cultivate Confidence, Healing and Video Skills In Hospital’s Child Life Zone
News: Patients at Fort Worth’s Cook Children’s Cultivate Confidence, Healing and Video Skills In Hospital’s Child Life ZoneState-of-the-Art Broadcast Studio is Equipped with P2 HD Camcorders
When country music superstar Garth Brooks walked into the new Child Life Zone at Cook Children’s Medical Center (Fort Worth, TX), he exclaimed, “"I had to be 50 and have a record deal before I got something like this,” at the sight of the professional broadcast and recording studio. The $1.5 million studio, originating up to three live shows a day that are broadcast 24/7 on a closed circuit channel throughout the 456-room facility, is outfitted with several Panasonic P2 HD camcorders—two AG-HPX370s, an AG-HPX250 and AG-HVX200A—an AW-HE50S remote HD camera, and several remote and shading controllers.
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Michigan State Spartans Rely on Panasonic P2 Camcorders, Remote HD Cameras for Football Coaching Analysis
News: Michigan State Spartans Rely on Panasonic P2 Camcorders, Remote HD Cameras for Football Coaching AnalysisStrains of “On the banks of the Red Cedar” will be wafting through the evening air as the Michigan State Spartans take on Western Michigan at home on Friday, August 30, the opening game of the season. For the past several years, Spartans football has counted on Panasonic P2 HD camcorders and remote HD cameras to capture video for coaching analysis.
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Cache-A Simul-Copy Slashes LTO-Tape Copying Times
News: Cache-A Simul-Copy Slashes LTO-Tape Copying TimesBreakthrough archiving advance, of simultaneous tar and LTFS LTO copies, delivers productivity gains and better insurance policy to content owners
Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, today announced the availability of Simul-Copy™, a brand new LTO-tape duplication and verification capability that slashes the time needed to create multiple LTO-tape copies. Cache-A has brought Simul-Copy to market in direct response to the media and entertainment industry demand for digital video content to be rapidly and securely archived to multiple LTO-tape copies as soon as possible after origination. Cache-A will spotlight Simul-Copy, along with a host of additional trailblazing archiving features, at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13-17 September, (Hall 7.A04).
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Upgrade To Panasonic’s AW-HE2 Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera Facilitates HD Video Output With Stereo Audio, Camera Controls Via USB
News: Upgrade To Panasonic’s AW-HE2 Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera Facilitates HD Video Output With Stereo Audio, Camera Controls Via USBIncreased Flexibility for IT-Based Content Creation and Distribution
Panasonic has announced a major upgrade to its versatile AW-HE2 HD all-electronic pan/tilt/zoom camera, enabling high-quality HD video and stereo audio output (plus control) via the camera’s USB connector. This free upgrade effectively transforms the camera into a “super-webcam” for lectures/event capture and a wide-range of other USB-centric applications.
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Comcast Drops RFD-TV In Colorado/New Mexico
471,369 Customers Affected By Loss Of Western-Lifestyle Channel
RFD-TV, the nation’s only channel devoted to rural America and western-lifestyle programming, was dropped by the Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) from all their cable systems in Colorado and New Mexico on August 13, 2013.The move affects 467,867 Colorado and 70,502 New Mexico customers who have received the network since 2010 on their D1 tier.
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Digital Rapids StreamZHD Encoding System Hits the Road on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
News: Digital Rapids StreamZHD Encoding System Hits the Road on the John Lennon Educational Tour BusDigital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- announced today that the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is using Digital Rapids' StreamZHD encoding system to educate students and deliver online streams of their live productions from its state-of-the-art, mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility.
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Xytech Unveils Advanced Product Developments at IBC Stand # 6.C22
MediaPulse 6.1 Advancements Help Companies Move Forward
Xytech, the market leader in facility management software for the broadcast, production, media services and video transmission, will unveil its latest product developments in their flagship MediaPulse platform at IBC, continuing to advance marketplace defining solutions with the innovative and client-centric products.
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SMPTE to Present at SET 2013 Conference
WHEN: Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. EDT
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Exhibition preview: ATG Broadcast at IBC 2013
ATG Broadcast will promote its all-embracing range of broadcast systems planning, design, installation, commissioning and post-installation support capabilities at IBC2013 in Amsterdam, 13-17 September. Exhibiting on stand 8.B51, the company will be represented at the show by Christoffer Kay (Managing Director), Tim Felstead (Head of Sales & Marketing), Clive Northen (Chief Operating Officer), Dave Whitaker (Senior Project Manager), Charlie McCaw (Head of Solutions) and Chris Elson (Product Sales Manager).
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iZ Announces New High-Efficiency Power Supply For iZ RADAR 6 And ADA II
New high-efficiency power supply makes for a quieter recording experience
iZ Technology, long-time innovator of music and audio products, has announced the development of a new power supply for its prestigious hard disk multi-track recorder, RADAR 6, and its standalone converter, ADA II. This new environmentally friendly development reduces thermal energy waste enabling a quieter, cooler, and more reliable recording experience for the user. In the words of iZ Technology founder Barry Henderson, “The new power supply enables RADAR 6 to run quieter than ever before. It’s lower temperature operation eliminates the need for a chassis fan altogether. With fewer mechanical parts and cooler operation, RADAR and ADA are now even more robust.”
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NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual Computing
News: NVIDIA Unveils New Flagship GPU for Visual ComputingQuadro K6000 Tackles Most Complex Visual Computing Problems – From Tapping Vast New Energy Sources to Animating Monster Fur
NVIDIA today unveiled the visual computing industry’s new flagship technology – the NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 GPU, the fastest and most capable GPU ever built.
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Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go In The Water – Or Tweet – Comes The SyFy Original Movie Ghost Shark, Premieres Thursday, August 22 At 9PM
Channel Marks Anniversary Of The 1947 Roswell Alien Crash With Original Movie Invasion Roswell Thursday August 8 At 9PM
First sharks fall from the sky and eat lots of people. Now a dead shark seeks revenge on the entire human race. Where will it all end?
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POV Films Nominated for 9 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards
'Nostalgia for the Light' Receives 2 Nominations, Including Best Documentary; 'The City Dark,' 'Give Up Tomorrow,' 'Granito,' 'My Reincarnation,' 'StoryCorps Animated Series,' 'Sound of Vision,' POV 25th Anniversary Promotional Reel Nominated. Winners to Be Announced on Oct. 1, 2013, in New York
POV (Point of View), public television's premier showcase for independent documentaries, has received nine nominations for the 2013 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The POV nominees are: Nostalgia for the Light (two nominations including Best Documentary), The City Dark, Give Up Tomorrow, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, My Reincarnation, POV | StoryCorps Animated Series, Sound of Vision and POV's 25th anniversary promotional reel. In 2012, POV set a record by winning five News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
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JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Camera Saves WWSB Thousands in Satellite Truck Costs With One Assignment
News: JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Camera Saves WWSB Thousands in Satellite Truck Costs With One AssignmentFlorida Station Provides Live Coverage from Wallenda’s Arizona Tightrope Walk
Sarasota, Fla., resident Nik Wallenda gained national attention last month when he completed a 1,400-foot-long tightrope walk across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The event was shown live on the Discovery Channel on June 23, but WWSB, an ABC affiliate based in Sarasota (DMA #14), used the built-in streaming capabilities of the JVC GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news camera to provide live coverage of press conferences and other events from Arizona for Wallenda’s hometown fans.
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Prime Focus Set To Commence Operations In China
Leading 3D / Visual Effects/Technology/Production Services Company Will Open New Office in Beijing
Prime Focus Limited (“Prime Focus”, BSE code: 532748), a global leader in media and entertainment industry services, announced today that the company will open a new office in Beijing, China. The move brings the full array of services offered by the Prime Focus group of companies to China, including visual effects, 3D conversion, animation via its Prime Focus World ("PFW") subsidiary, technology and media management solutions via its Prime Focus Technologies ("PFT") subsidiary, and overall production and post-production services offered within the larger Prime Focus group. The announcement was made at the Shanghai International Film Festival.
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Jones Mobile Installs 10 New Fujinon Lenses On Vision HD Mobile Unit
News: Jones Mobile Installs 10 New Fujinon Lenses On Vision HD Mobile Unit
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division is announcing that Jones Mobile Television—a video production company based in North Little Rock—installed 10 new FUJINON HDTV lenses on VisionHD, its 51-foot expanding mobile unit that was recently upgraded to HD.
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GTC/STLD LED lighting seminar sets the standard
A seminar and workshop on television lighting will be held on 22 June 2013 at Sky Studios in Isleworth, London, featuring the work done within the EBU LED project. The event is organised by the GTC (the Guild of Television Cameramen) in association with the STLD (Society of Television Lighting and Design).
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FOR-A Announces Innovative New Features Of HVS-390HS Video Production Switcher
News: FOR-A Announces Innovative New Features Of HVS-390HS Video Production SwitcherUpdates make unit an industry first virtual 6 M/E switcher
FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, announces new features of its compact, cost-effective HVS-390HS video production switcher. First introduced at last year’s NAB Show as a 1 M/E to 2 M/E switcher, FOR-A has added unique capabilities to the unit that have never been seen before in this class of production switcher. The new functionality, referred to as a MINI M/E, is an extension of the aux bus system that allows operators to deploy any aux bus transition with cuts, mixes, or wipes, and display a keyer complete with DVE functions. The MINI M/E is now offered as a standard feature of the HVS-390HS, and brings the power of a virtual 6 M/E switcher in a 2 M/E unit.
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AICP Show Honors Best Commercials Of The Year
The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA - in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the return of the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show. Serving as chair of this year’s Show was Michael Di Girolamo, Partner/Executive Producer of Station Film. Following its premiere at MoMA, the Show will tour museums and cultural institutions around the country and abroad.
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The Wizard of Oz in 3D & IMAX® for the First Time Ever!
News: The Wizard of Oz in 3D & IMAX® for the First Time Ever!Warner Bros. to Celebrate the Film’s 75th Anniversary with Huge Fall 2013 Initiative Film Returns to the Big Screen for Exclusive IMAX® 3D One-Week Run on September 20, The 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Available October 1 on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD and UltraViolet™
Marking the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," Warner Bros. has produced a 3D remastered version of the film which will launch a comprehensive, cross-divisional campaign encompassing theatrical, home entertainment, consumer products and a number of promotional partnerships.
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The Big Sky Film Institute is Seeking Applicants for the Position of Festival Producer for the 2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
The Big Sky Film Institute is Seeking Applicants for the Position of Festival Producer for the 2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
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Bella Corporation Ships KillerKeys Express
Killerkeys Express And The Companion iPad App Now Available
Bella Corporation today announced that KillerKeys Express for Windows and the companion KillerKeys Express iPad App are now available.
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Omega Broadcast Invests In Five Fujinon Cabrio Series PL Mount Telephoto Zoom Lenses
News: Omega Broadcast Invests In Five Fujinon Cabrio Series PL Mount Telephoto Zoom LensesAustin-based rental house lens inventory now includes four FUJINON 19-90mm and one 85-300mm Premier PL Mount lenses for Super 35mm and digital cinematography
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division is announcing that Omega Broadcast Group—a premiere video rental house in Austin, Texas—acquired five new FUJINON Cabrio PL Mount telephoto zoom lenses including four 19-90mm (ZK4.7x19) and one 85-300mm (ZK3.5x85) for 35mm and digital cinematography.
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Global Entertainment Executives Join Aframe as Chairman & COO
Mike Hayes, Gary Knight and their Track Record in Growing Video Game Businesses To Help Transform Aframe from Cool Cloud Computing Start-up to Media Services Powerhouse
Aframe, cloud video production and asset management solutions company, named two highly regarded executives from Sega Corporation to its management team. Mike Hayes, Aframe’s new Chairman of the Board, and Gary Knight, Aframe’s new Chief Operating Officer, together bring over 50 years of experience and a successful track records in growing entertainment industry brands at Sega from innovative solutions to global giants. At Aframe they will help structure a path from Aframe’s position today as a well-regarded, cool professional video industry start-up into a media services powerhouse. Both are based in Aframe’s London headquarters.
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Flarelight Effects for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and After Effects
News: Flarelight Effects for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and After EffectsNoise Industries adds PHYX Flarelight to its plugin platform FxFactory. Designed for use in Final Cut Pro® 7 and X, Motion and Adobe® After Effects® and Premiere Pro®, PHYX Flarelight is a collection of visual effects and generators that allows editors to add realistic lens flares, industrial-strength glows and anamorphic streaks to footage
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, adds PHYX Flarelight to its plugin platform FxFactory. Designed for use in Final Cut Pro® 7 and X, Motion and Adobe® After Effects® and Premiere Pro®, PHYX Flarelight is a collection of visual effects and generators that allows editors to add realistic lens flares, industrial-strength glows and anamorphic streaks to footage.
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Bluefish444 Announces Support For Adobe Creative Cloud, Including 4K SDI Support For Adobe Premiere Pro CC For Windows
4K 60p SDI Monitoring for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced its support for Adobe Creative Cloud™, including a new Windows plug-in for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC software enabling 4K SDI preview.
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Broadcast Pix Teams with EZNews to Provide Affordable News Automation Systems
News: Broadcast Pix Teams with EZNews to Provide Affordable News Automation SystemsBroadcast Pix™ today announced a partnership with Automated Data Systems to offer integrated news automation systems designed for the growing number of micro stations, Web broadcasters, universities, and others that need a professional but affordable system for news production. Priced from under $15,000 and available now, the systems include the award-winning Broadcast Pix Flint™ live production and streaming system, new EZNews LT news production software from Automated Data Systems, and exclusive interface software that enables EZNews titles to automatically flow into the Flint’s built-in CG. Integration for larger Broadcast Pix models and more robust EZNews systems was also announced.
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Restored “Lawrence of Arabia” Wins FOCAL International Award
News: Restored “Lawrence of Arabia” Wins FOCAL International Award4K Restoration of David Lean’s Masterpiece Receives Top Honors; Sony Pictures’ Grover Crisp Recognized for “Outstanding Achievement in Restoration”
The newly-restored, 50th Anniversary Directors Cut of David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia took home the award for “Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title” at the tenth FOCAL International Awards held May 2nd in London. The 4K restoration of the film was completed last year by Sony Pictures Entertainment under the direction of Grover Crisp, EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering for SPE. Crisp also received a special, individual award for “Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Film Restoration and Preservation.”
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PGA TOUR Entertainment Relies on Xytech MediaPulse Supports Multi-Faceted Entertainment Sports Group
Xytech, the global leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media services industries, announced that PGA TOUR Entertainment has chosen MediaPulse to support its wide range of services, which include commercial production, live event coverage, creative services, and licensed golf footage.
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KillerKeys® VR Now Available Through The Mac App Store
News: KillerKeys® VR Now Available Through The Mac App StoreBella Corporation today announced that one of the latest additions to the KillerKeys family of products, KillerKeys VR, is now available through the Mac App Store.
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Avid Announces New Chief Financial Officer
Established Technology Executive John Frederick Assumes New Role
Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that John Frederick will become Avid’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer, effective immediately. Before joining Avid as chief of staff in February 2013, Mr. Frederick was corporate executive vice president and chief financial officer of Open Solutions, Inc., a technology provider to financial institutions worldwide, which was acquired in January 2013 by Fiserv, Inc. Ken Sexton will transition from his role as executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer to become a consultant with the company.
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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Jurassic Park 3D"
News: From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Jurassic Park 3D"Own Steven Spielberg's Groundbreaking Classic For The First Time In State-Of-The Art 3D
Experience one of the most influential films in motion-picture history with director Steven Spielberg's ultimate thrill ride " Jurassic Park 3D" . To commemorate the film's 20th anniversary, the epic blockbuster has been remastered with advanced 3D formatting that presents the Academy Award®-winning visual effects in a fashion that was unimaginable during the film's first release. Jurassic Park 3D will be available on Blu-ray™ 3D, a 2D version of the film on Blu-ray™, DVD, UltraViolet™ and Digital Download with an all-new 3D bonus feature on April 23, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
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Bluefish444 Announces New 4K SDI Support For Adobe Premiere Pro For Windows & New Mac OSX Support For 2K SDI Workflows
4K 60p SDI Monitoring for Adobe Premiere Pro & 2K 60p SDI I/O on Mac OSX
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced that it has developed a new Windows plug in for Adobe® Premiere® Pro software enabling 4K SDI preview and a new Mac OSX plug in enabling 2K SDI I/O.
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Scripps Standardizes Multimedia Journalist Operations With JVC GY-HM650 Mobile News Cameras
News: Scripps Standardizes Multimedia Journalist Operations With JVC GY-HM650 Mobile News CamerasJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that Scripps Media, part of the E.W. Scripps Company, has deployed more than 40 JVC GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news cameras across its 14 full power television stations. With plans to purchase additional units, the company is standardizing on the GY-HM650 for multimedia journalist operations in its station group, but is also using its new cameras for commercial production and syndicated programming.
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New JVC DT-F9L5U Compact Hd Monitor Ideal For Field Production Or As Camera Viewfinder
News: New JVC DT-F9L5U Compact Hd Monitor Ideal For Field Production Or As Camera ViewfinderJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., is showcasing the new DT-F9L5U 8.2-inch Verité broadcast studio monitor/viewfinder at the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev. (Booth C4314). With an Anton/Bauer Gold Mount battery plate and tripod mount hardware, the compact HD field monitor is ideal for location shoots, but it also includes focus assist and zebra functions, as well as front and rear tally lamps, for viewfinder applications.
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JVC Introduces GM-552DU 55-Inch High Contrast Full HD Monitor Designed For 24/7 Operation
News: JVC Introduces GM-552DU 55-Inch High Contrast Full HD Monitor Designed For 24/7 OperationJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced the GM-552DU, a full HD 55-inch LCD monitor designed for 24/7 continuous operation. Ideal for broadcast facilities, including studio control rooms, master control applications, and security monitoring centers, the GM-552DU provides 1920x1080 resolution and a 4000:1 contrast ratio. The new monitor is being demonstrated at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Xytech's MediaPulse Digital Order Integrates with Sony's Media Backbone System
Xytech, the global leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media services industries, is announcing complete integration of its MediaPulse Digital Order with Sony's Media Backbone system. This comprehensive approach to end-to-end facility management will be demonstrated during NAB 2013, in Las Vegas, NV, April 8th through April 12th, in Sony's NAB Booth #C11001.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment recently finished a 3-year process culminating in a stunning 4K restoration of the 1962 masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia, completed just in time for the film's 50th anniversary. Guided by Sony Executive Vice President Grover Crisp, this massive project engaged cutting-edge technology and expertise from Sony Colorworks DI facility as well as Prasad Corporation and MTI Film, working together on a newly scanned negative. One of the most beautiful films of all time is now more gorgeous than ever.
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For years Medea Corporation has been the hallmark of reliability when it comes to storage for the media industry. If you wanted big, fast storage with mission critical reliability, Medea was the drive array for you. Now comes its little brother, G-Technology Corporation. In this article, Creativecow leader reviews the G-Tech G-Raid and concludes...''This is the most versatile unit I've ever used with its ability to work seamlessly with anything up to 10bit uncompressed and just remain solid no matter the situation or machine it's connected to. '''
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How I Would Fix CNN (and cable news in general). Thoughts from a CNN Veteran
Huffington Post recently confirmed CNN is yet again shaking up management as President Jim Walton is leaving as the once proud network continues its downward spiral in the ratings. As a still very proud alumnus of CNN during its heyday (1990-1995) and someone who has built and managed multiple production...
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