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Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA Technology
News: Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA TechnologyAcross a range of content for broadcast, live-events, commercials and films, Miami-based Capsule Media has a reputation for high-quality production and post services. The efforts of the studio, which was founded in 2002, have paid off in spades, as network juggernauts across the U.S., Europe and Latin America – including PBS, Discovery Channel and Univision – regularly turn to Capsule Media for production needs. Company CEO and Executive Producer Pascal Jacquelin, who oversees each project, draws heavily on the reliability of AJA technology to ensure seamless workflows throughout the life cycle of each show.
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IBC2014 Preview: Danmon Systems Group
See Danmon Systems Group on stand 8.B51 at IBC2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September
Danmon Systems Group will exhibit its full range of systems integration services on stand 8.B51 at IBC2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September. DSG representatives attending will include: Henning Brønnum (Managing Director), Peter Thomsen (Deputy Managing Director), Søren Bruun (Operations Manager), Karsten Grunnet (Media Sales Director), Per Goschebart (Broadcast Sales Manager), Robert Rosenberg (Managing Director, Danmon Asia) and Bjarne Pedersen (Systems Sales Director, Danmon Asia).
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Leader to introduce new LT4600 test instrument at IBC2014
News: Leader to introduce new LT4600 test instrument at IBC2014Leader Instruments will introduce the new LT4600 multi format video generator at the September 12-16 International Broadcasting Convention, IBC, in Amsterdam.
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Announcing the 1 Beyond StreamCam™ AutoTracker™ Camera
News: Announcing the 1 Beyond StreamCam™ AutoTracker™ CameraIndustry-first: Zero-setup, automatic tracking camera added to 1 Beyond streaming product portfolio
1 Beyond, Inc., a leader in streaming video systems, has announced the availability of the 1 Beyond StreamCam AutoTracker camera as part of its streaming product portfolio. An industry-first, this zero-setup, automatic tracking camera will automatically focus, pan, tilt and zoom to follow a presenter. Perfect for lecture capture/streaming where the presenter would prefer to move around than be fixed behind a podium. This camera eliminates the need for an additional camera operator and, together with the 1 Beyond StreamMachine enables a multi-camera event to be recorded/streamed with a single button-push. Additional auto-archive software will automatically transfer recorded files for later use.
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Announcing: The Southeast Creative Summit 2014 / Atlanta Creative Ball 2014! November 7-9, 2014; Atlanta, Georgia Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel!
The Southeast Creative Summit is returning to Atlanta after a successful inaugural year! In our first year, we had over 100 attendees from 12 states attend nearly 80 workshops over three days. This year we have even more talent on the schedule, including Academy Award winning sound mixer Ed Novick (The Dark Knight, Inception), Emmy Award winning editor Jesse Averna (Sesame Street), editor Zack Arnold (Burn Notice, Glee), and many more notable experts in the production and post- production world.
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Appear TV announces Support for LATAM Terrestial Standards at ABTA 2014
News: Appear TV announces Support for LATAM Terrestial Standards at ABTA 2014XC5000 Video and Signal Processing Platform Now Offers ISDB-Tb and PAL-M Support
Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and IP television, will introduce the ISDB-Tb Demodulator and Analog TV Modulator with support of PAL-M Modules for is XC5000 Series Modular Platform at ABTA 2014 (Booth I8). The modules will provide broadcasters with additional support of Brazilian terrestrial broadcast standards.
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Director Eva Michon Joins Accomplice Media
News: Director Eva Michon Joins Accomplice MediaAccomplice Media has signed multi-talented filmmaker Eva Michon for exclusive representation in commercials. A skillful visual storyteller with a whimsical sense of humor, Michon has earned considerable praise for her work in music videos and fashion films, the latter including work for such designers as Calla, Pink Tartan, Ten Over Six and Rita Liefhebber. Her first feature-length film, "Death From Above 1979: A Fly in Amber¸" about the Canadian dance-punk duo, is currently in post production.
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Killer Tracks Adds Emerging Bands to Its “Artist Series”
News: Killer Tracks Adds Emerging Bands to Its “Artist Series”Production Music Specialist Inks Licensing Agreements With Buzz Bands Rare Monk and Misun.
Killer Tracks, the industry’s leading supplier of pre-cleared production music, is expanding and broadening the scope of its groundbreaking Artist Series with a focus on emerging talent. The company is releasing a number of new tracks from breakout artists, including work from Portland alt rockers Rare Monk and the L.A.-based quartet Misun.
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. To Host Charitable Raffle Event At IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. To Host Charitable Raffle Event At IBC 2014Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is hosting a charitable raffle event at IBC 2014 (Hall 11, Stand 11.D30) to commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary. The family-founded, Australian-owned camera support equipment company will offer a champagne toast and announce the winner of a limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod in an exclusive giveaway on Saturday, September 13, at 4:00pm. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the IABM Educational Foundation, which supports broadcast students interested in furthering their technical education.
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AX32 Converters Capture José van Dam & YOU Concert
News: AX32 Converters Capture José van Dam & YOU ConcertAX32 converters captured the detailed audio nuances during a large-scale recording of a recent concert with José van Dam & YOU in Brussels. The recording was made at the city's largest cultural venue, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, for the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. Other performers included the National Orchestra of Belgium and soloists. The concert was streamed directly over the web using low-latency uncompressed audio-over-Ethernet networking.
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The Canon Digital Learning Center Provides Tips on How to Capture Your Favorite Summer Memories
To help photographers take some of their best shots this summer, the Canon Digital Learning Center has created several articles, videos and blog posts that highlight how to capture once-in-a-lifetime shots, while protecting their gear during the dog days of summer.
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Japan’s Q-TEC, Inc. Installs Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 at Tokyo Headquarters
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based Q-TEC, Inc. have installed a Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 in their Tokyo headquarters. Q-TEC have also installed Blackmagic Design Videohub Smart Controls and a variety of Mini Converters into their facility as part of an improved post production infrastructure.
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Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13
News: Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will have a student from its Game Studio present a newly produced, school-developed, mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College & Director of Game Design & Development program.
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LEVA Celebrates 25th Annual Conference, Explores Multimedia Evidence Technologies
The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) will explore several aspects of today’s growing world of digital evidence during the 2014 LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium, which runs Oct. 6-10 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This year’s five-day event is the nonprofit organization’s 25th annual conference, which has been hosted by cities across the United States and Canada.
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Telestream Switch Combines Multiformat Playback, Inspection, and Media Conversion into One Simple Tool for Media Professionals
Announcing the Release of Switch to Simplify Media Inspection and iTunes Asset Package Creation for Broadcast and Post-Production Professionals
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced the release of SwitchTM, a new multiformat media player that provides broadcast and post-production professionals everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Switch is built on the same technologies Telestream developed for its professional transcoding tools, which power the digital media ecosystems of 95% of top US broadcasters, 80% of Fortune 100 companies in the US, thousands of media professionals, and literally millions of consumers.
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SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardSmallHD, creators of the world’s first high definition on-camera monitor, showed their new monitors to the Hollywood community at the Cine Gear Expo in June, held on the back lot at Paramount Studios. SmallHD’s DP7-PRO has redefined the way field monitors operate on set.
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Award-Winning Documentarians Discuss Upcoming feature "Gennadiy"
News: Award-Winning Documentarians Discuss Upcoming feature "Gennadiy""Gennadiy" is the latest documentary feature from director Steve Hoover, producer Danny Yourd and cinematographer John Pope, the filmmaking team behind the award-winning documentary "Blood Brother." The film follows "Gennadiy," a confounding pastor, hardened by years of fighting corruption in post-Soviet Ukraine. He's known for rehabilitating drug-addicted kids, pulling them from the sewers and relentlessly, sometimes violently fighting for them. 
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ABS Lighting Grid Upgrade Improves Studio Versatility, Reduces Energy Costs For TV Tacoma
News: ABS Lighting Grid Upgrade Improves Studio Versatility, Reduces Energy Costs For TV TacomaThe production studio for TV Tacoma, a government access channel serving the City of Tacoma and Pierce County, Wash., is a lot brighter and more versatile since professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) upgraded the facility’s lighting grid. ABS removed all incandescent lights and replaced them with almost 70 Brightline daylight balanced (5600K) fluorescent and LED lighting instruments.
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No Horsing Around With Cobham’s Nano HD TX
Cobham, the RF transmission specialist company, has announced the successful deployment of its Nano HD TX wireless transmitter as part of a wireless camera facility installed by Broadcast RF for coverage of Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby, the crown jewels of British horse racing, for Channel 4 Racing.
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IABM Supports its Members and BBC Academy as UK Transitions to File-Based Programme Delivery
The IABM showed support for the UK’s upcoming transition to file-based programme delivery by joining forces with the BBC Academy, to host an exclusive preview event for its members and key representatives from across the broadcasting industry.
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Customer Demand Drives Three European New Hires for TMD
TransMedia Dynamics (TMD) the leading provider of media asset management systems for digital and physical assets, today confirmed three new appointments for TMD’s UK headquarters in response to their expanding UK and European business operations.
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TSL Products presents European launch of Audio/Video-over-IP and next generation confidence monitoring solutions at IBC 2014
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, will present several European product launches on Stand 10.B41 at IBC 2014 that address the increasing demand for Audio/Video-over-IP workflows. The PAM AVB range - the broadcast industry’s first AVB audio monitoring solution - makes its European debut, together with the AXIUS range of managed ethernet switches for Audio/Video-over-IP workflows. In addition TSL Products will bring the PAM PiCo Touch audio, loudness and logging meter to Europe for the first time.
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Bexel Purchased Grass Valley LDX Cameras and Kayenne Switchers Used During 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
News: Bexel Purchased Grass Valley LDX Cameras and Kayenne Switchers Used During 2014 FIFA World Cup in BrazilGrass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied 30 LDX Première advanced imaging cameras to Bexel, a leading provider of high-end audio and video equipment rentals, production gear and fiber services, for coverage of the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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Cinedeck Highlights 4K-Made-Simple at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)
News: Cinedeck Highlights 4K-Made-Simple at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will highlight “4K/UltraHD Workflow Made Simple”, and how budget conscious producers can improve productivity, while making significant time, labor and costs savings throughout production and post production using Cinedeck platforms, during IBC 2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September (Hall7.J07)
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Geek & Sundry’s New ‘Morganville: The Series’ Uses Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci Resolve
News: Geek & Sundry’s New ‘Morganville: The Series’ Uses Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Morganville,” a new digital series based on the best selling “Morganville Vampires” novels by Rachel Caine, is being shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4Ks and Pocket Cinema Cameras and graded using DaVinci Resolve.
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CHV Updates all Plugins for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5
Updates, New FxPlug-Bundle, More Value, More Savings and a New Installer
CHV-Electronics Inc., software developer of plugins for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5, has announced today a variety of news:
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Communicate / Collaborate with Emery Wells and Andrew Hurteau
News: Communicate / Collaborate with Emery Wells and Andrew HurteauThis episode of The Go Creative Show with Ben Consoli features two experts to help you better communicate and collaborate. First, Andrew Hurteau, a presentation and communication skills coach shares tips on how to better present yourself and your ideas. Then Emery Wells, the co-founder of Frame.io joins in to discuss how to effectively collaborate with your team and clients, and how Frame.io could be the best tool to do that. Plus Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com chimes in on all the latest industry news.
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Appear TV Demonstrates Modular Headend Technologies at ABTA 2014
Universal Processing Platform Designed to Allow Broadcasters to Support Multiple Transmission Formats Simultaneously
Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and IP television, will showcase its XC Series Modular Platform, supporting top transmission functions, at ABTA 2014 (Booth I8). On display will be modules providing multiple processes for all stages of the transmission chain, from content-aggregation and video processing to multiplexing and multiple carrier delivery.
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Video Devices PIX 260 Captures Footage Fit for a King as Part of The Royal Society Headquarters Refit
When The Royal Society in London was looking to refit the audio and visual facilities in two rooms at its headquarters at Carlton House Terrace in London, it turned to Video Devices, mission-critical video products by Sound Devices, and its PIX 260i for its video recording needs.
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Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014Visit Imagineer Systems at booth 817 for demos of the newly released mocha Pro 4 with advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows, Python scripting and more improved features
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s annual SIGGRAPH conference, taking place from August 12th through 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada. Attendees to the show can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (817) to learn more about the launch of the mocha Pro v4, which features a brand new Stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects facilities. Members of the Imagineer Systems team will be presenting demos daily at the booth.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film Company
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film CompanyCompass 20 Tripod System Assists Film Company in Shooting Veterans Expeditions Documentary
When Grit & Thistle Film Company went on a wild adventure, battling whitewater rapids to shoot a documentary for the non-profit organization Veterans Expeditions, Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, stood steady against the waves, providing the company with a Compass 20 Solo 75 3-Stage Carbon Fibre System to help them successfully shoot the project.
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Sohonet Appoints Chuck Parker to Executive Chairman
Company Continues Global Geographic Growth and Market Expansion
Sohonet, the leading expert in connectivity and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for the media and entertainment industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Parker to Executive Chairman, whose expertise will continue to guide the company in its global expansion efforts.
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Camera Corps Across All the Action in 2014
News: Camera Corps Across All the Action in 20142014 is proving another exhilarating year for Camera Corps working in partnership with major OB specialists, production companies and broadcasters globally.
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AV Stumpfl Gives Norwegian Rock ‘Wings‘ for Pink Floyd Tribute Concerts
News: AV Stumpfl Gives Norwegian Rock ‘Wings‘ for Pink Floyd Tribute ConcertsUnique Projection Mapping, Blending and Warping in Spectacular Setting
Everyone is familiar with the idea of a rock concert, but few events take the word ‘rock’ as literally as the recent series of outdoor gigs staged in Norway by the Pink Floyd tribute band Puls. Against the dramatic backdrop of the Kilden-Fjæreheia quarry in Grimstad, the band played six sold-out nights to audiences who were wowed not just by the music but by the spectacular projection-mapped backdrop that was created courtesy of AV Stumpfl’s Wings AV multi-image control technology.
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Ten Sports Pakistan Embraced Grass Valley Solutions for 2014 FIFA World Cup Studio Production
As fans around the world gathered to cheer for their favorite teams, live production studios were relying on state-of-the-art solutions for creating engaging content, including program highlights and replays. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied Ten Sports Pakistan Beam, based in Film City, Noida and owned by Zee Entertainment Ltd., with one K2 Dyno Replay System and one K2 Summit 3G Production Client for the production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Grass Valley provided training and on-site support to ensure that Ten Sports was up and running quickly with its new solution.
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Atlanta-Based Tradewind Productions Undertakes Diverse Corporate/Event Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 Handheld
News: Atlanta-Based Tradewind Productions Undertakes Diverse Corporate/Event Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 HandheldTradeWind proprietor and veteran shooter Christian Jolly, who built his award-winning company around acquisition with Panasonic pro cameras, selected the PX270 based on its 4:2:2 10-bit color space, integrated lens and advanced features such as high-resolution proxy recording.
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CatDV Highlights Money-Spinning Asset Management Opportunities IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV Highlights Money-Spinning Asset Management Opportunities IBC 2014 (7.J15C)CatDV 11 Enables Content Owners to Repurpose and Monetize Media Assets
Square Box Systems, leading developer of digital asset management systems, will focus on how its latest CatDV 11 software enables content owners to easily repurpose and monetize their media assets, whilst also significantly improving end-to-end workflow efficiency – from production and post production, through to delivery and distribution – in broadcast, cinema and IPTV applications during IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam.
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Nice Shoes Expands Color Palette With Malfitano and Koenig
News: Nice Shoes Expands Color Palette With Malfitano and KoenigNice Shoes has been steadily growing in 2014, with the formation of its Creative Studio, which adds new creative and live action services; and now with additions to the company’s well-respected color team. As part of this strategic growth, Executive Producer Ed Koenig has joined the studio, and was instrumental in bringing on new senior colorist Sal Malfitano.
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AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last Supper
News: AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last SupperWith all the attention focused on a film’s visuals, its audio sometimes receives insufficient attention. The best cinematography and visual finish can be ruined by inadequate audio post-production, an outcome that separates the amateur from the professional filmmaker.
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HOBO Hits the Perfect Pitch For Nicktoons Network Rebrand
News: HOBO Hits the Perfect Pitch For Nicktoons Network RebrandSound Design/Audio Post House Adds Distinctive Sonic Touch to Network’s First Rebrand in Five Years
What does a brand sound like? That was the challenge facing sound design/audio post studio HOBO when they teamed with Nicktoons – the kid-targeted network featuring popular animated action shows such as “Spongebob Squarepants,” “WildGrinders,” “Power Rangers” and “Avatar” – on their first network rebrand since 2009.
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Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasFiber-Backed Cameras Used for All-Level Classroom Instruction Also Feed Live Video for IMAG to Largest Event Space on Campus
Southeastern University, a private Christian institution with more than 4,000 students located in Lakeland, FL, trains its broadcast majors in a sophisticated HD production studio equipped with four AK-AC3800 studio cameras.
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‘The Bachelorette’ Co-DP Andre Martinez Lights on Location with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel
News: ‘The Bachelorette’ Co-DP Andre Martinez Lights on Location with Zylight F8 LED FresnelIt never fails. There you are, waiting to shoot a gondola scene in Venice, Italy, but the gondolier is unable to dock at your predetermined – at pre-lit – location. What do you do?
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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Shoot Action/Thriller 'Checkmate'
News: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Shoot Action/Thriller 'Checkmate'Blackmagic Design today announced that two Blackmagic Production Camera 4Ks and a Pocket Cinema Camera were used to shoot the upcoming action/thriller “Checkmate.” Produced by LA’s Status Media & Entertainment, the film chronicles how the actions of individuals affect us all, as six people are thrown together during an elaborate bank heist where any move can alter the outcome.
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Airbag Productions Chooses Frankie for its Real-time Video Reviews
Production Company Uses Frankie on "Vauxhall Insignia Commercial
Airbag Productions has chosen Frankie to conduct video review sessions both internally and with its local and remote clients after testing and comparing many other options. For its work creating commercials, Airbag found Frankie to be the easiest product to use, with the most appealing interface and PDF summary. Production companies like Airbag now have an affordable and simple-to-use option to complete video reviews.
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Kyle Camarillo Wins MōVI™ at REDirect Skateboard Filmmaking Competition
News: Kyle Camarillo Wins MōVI™ at REDirect Skateboard Filmmaking CompetitionWhen Kyle Camarillo was selected for the REDirect skateboard filmmaking competition sponsored by RED Digital Cinema and famed skate park, The Berrics, he chose to film his entry with Freefly Systems’ MōVI™ M10 camera stabilizer. “We’ve always skated alongside the skateboarder to capture footage, so keeping the camera steady is what we always strive for,” Camarillo says. “Using the MōVI perfected that as well as opened up new doors.”
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Cambridge Imaging Systems Previews Next-Gen Imagen System and Demonstrates Seamless Integration with Partners at IBC 2014
News: Cambridge Imaging Systems Previews Next-Gen Imagen System and Demonstrates Seamless Integration with Partners at IBC 2014Partnerships with Quantum, Spectra Logic and Microsoft Enable Customers to Build Scalable, Secure Workflows
At IBC 2014, Cambridge Imaging Systems will preview the new version of Imagen, the world-class media management and publishing solution, as well as demonstrating strong relationships with companies including Microsoft, Quantum and Spectra Logic that will help users to create scalable, secure end-to-end workflows. The company will discuss these partnerships and present demonstrations of Imagen 3.4 at IBC 2014 on Stand 6.C23.
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Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”
News: Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”Juan Ignacio Cabrera leads the way with Mistika
Inspiring Los Angeles-based Juan Ignacio Cabrera recently handled the post production for the second and third seasons of "Chosen," the most successful show on Sony's Crackle TV network. Leading colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera graded the series on a Mistika 4K system from SGO.
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ProAm USA Aims to Bring its CarryOn Jib to Market Through a New Kickstarter Campaign
Filmmaker Jonathan Baty of ProAm USA Taps into the Kickstarter Filmmaking Community to Help Launch the CarryOn Jib, the Most Compact, Lightest Camera Crane of its Kind
ProAm USA, a manufacturer of production equipment for film and video enthusiasts and professionals, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring its latest innovation, the CarryOn Jib, to fruition. With a goal of $25,000 and 29 days to reach it as of July 24th, if successful, the ProAm USA CarryOn Jib will be the most compact, yet full-sized crane on the market.
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Key Code Media Strengthens Staff, After Rapid Growth Supporting Enterprise Production Technology In 2014
News: Key Code Media Strengthens Staff, After Rapid Growth Supporting Enterprise Production Technology In 2014Key Code Media strengthens its technical & sales staff, in their Burbank, California corporate office with the addition of several key team members. Additions include Matt Flaum as Senior Solution Architect, and Candace Fagan as the San Fernando Valley Account Manager. In addition, Erika Fredrick, formally Solution Sales Manager for Key Code Media, has been promoted to Vice President of Western Regional Sales.
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IBC2014: Dalet Showcases Innovation in MAM-Driven Workflows and File-Based Tools
With the Resources of Three Technology Platforms at its Disposal, Dalet Offers Advanced Workflow Options and Video Manipulation Solutions
At IBC2014, Dalet Digital Media Systems will affirm its leadership in media asset management with new products that combine comprehensive workflow tools with state-of-the art image processing, transcoding and distribution.
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HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
'Making Do With More' Event at Hollywood's Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will feature a pre-conference event — the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) and titled "Making Do With More." The daylong event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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Flashpoint’s LED Lights Are the Newest Lighting Collection for Photo and Video Available Exclusively at Adorama
The SpeedLight Partner, the VariAngle and other LED Lighting Solutions Available in Standard and Bi-Color Options Make Up This Energy-Efficient Lighting Collection for DSLR and Video Camera Imaging
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is now selling a brand new line of Flashpoint LED lights designed for both camera and stand-mounted use. New photography and videography lights from Flashpoint include the SpeedLight Partner and the VariAngle light, as well as a collection of LED lights in both standard and bi-color options. New stand-mounted lights include various models of circular and panel lights. These Flashpoint LED lights are available exclusively in store at Adorama and online.
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Christie Donates Digital Projectors and Installation Services, Continuing its Support of San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts
News: Christie Donates Digital Projectors and Installation Services, Continuing its Support of San Diego’s Museum of Photographic ArtsWelcome Grant from Christie Will Enrich Visitors’ Visual Experience
Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, is pleased to announce its donation of high-performance projection technology and installation services to the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego. Installed by Christie’s Professional Services team, the Christie Solaria® Series® DCI-compliance based system will deliver outstanding digital cinema images via the Solaria One projector, as well as alternative content powered by the Christie SKA-3D cinema processor. The solution replaces a first-generation Christie digital cinema projector. It will light up the 226-seat Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre at the Museum of Photographic Arts, a professional quality, nonprofit theatre venue in San Diego. Beloved by the local community, MOPA is host to diverse film festivals and screenings reaching over 10,000 people annually.
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ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”
News: ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”Visual studio ALMA MATER recently collaborated with "22 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the closing credits for the action-comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures film, which is now playing in theaters nationwide, had the second-best opening weekend for an R-rated comedy of all time.
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The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”
News: The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”Finishing Editor and Colorist Ben Murray Continues Collaboration with Director Thom Zimny on Short Film Inspired by Song from Singer’s “High Hopes” Album.
Final post production for "Hunter of Invisible Game," the new short film from Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny, was completed at The Room, the finishing boutique located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York. The Room’s Ben Murray conformed the film and applied the final color grade, working in collaboration with filmmaker Thom Zimny, who co-directed with Bruce Springsteen.
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AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every Time
News: AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every TimeLaunching a successful business out of a natural talent for compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and multi-cam productions for high profile gaming companies and studios such as EA, Disney, Warner Brothers and Viacom. A core component of BlueScreen’s business involves live blue/green screen compositing for press events prior to the launch of major films, and for this niche market, Kertesz has established a specialized setup comprising high-end cameras and Ultimatte® hardware, with AJA’s Ki Pro Rack at the center of the workflow for reliable recording and playback.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New "heads up display" for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new "heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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Eight Different Functions On One Board With Crystal Vision's SYNNER 310
SYNNER 310 is Crystal Vision's most multi-functional product yet. Working with 3Gb/s, HD and SD sources and both AES and analogue audio, SYNNER 310 combines a video synchroniser, tracking audio delay, embedder, de-embedder, audio processor, video proc-amp and Dolby encoder or decoder – all on one board to simplify system designs and save engineers money and rack space. These eight functions can either be used separately as required, or can be used all together to create a very powerful product able to fulfil any timing, embedding and de-embedding requirements.
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Sound Devices 970 Takes A Ride With Renowned Audio Mixer For New Semi-Animated Children’s Series
News: Sound Devices 970 Takes A Ride With Renowned Audio Mixer For New Semi-Animated Children’s SeriesDigital Recorder Gives Richard Lightstone 64-Track Dante™ and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Capabilities
When Sound Mixer Richard Lightstone was looking to upgrade his audio cart with a Dante™-compatible digital recorder for Disney XD’s semi-animated children’s program "Kirby Buckets," he turned to Sound Devices’ new 970. The Sound Devices 970, the company’s first-ever audio-only rack-mounted solution, boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI.
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IABM Sees Unprecedented Growth In New Members in 2014
Global Companies from Across the New Nedia and Connected World Sectors Boost the IABM Membership Base
The IABM has seen a significant increase in new membership this year with 22 companies joining in the last six months. Already representing more than 80% of the value of the global broadcast technology market, the new membership shows a shift in focus, from traditional broadcast technology to the connected world and media sectors.
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Silicon Valley Comes to Hollywood – Well Burbank anyway!
News: Silicon Valley Comes to Hollywood – Well Burbank anyway!Ever Wondered How Quickly Digital Technology is Transforming Content Creation and Delivery? Well Wonder No More. Come Along to The Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel on Thursday July 24Th and Enjoy a Day of Unbridled Geek Speak and Fun Filled Tlas.
At the Burbank Marriot on Thursday July 24 from 11am to 7pm, Blackmagic Design and its strategic partners will be hosting an event highlighting the convergence of digital and broadcast technologies and their impact on the Media & Entertainment (M&E) Industry. This is your chance to catch up on the latest developments in M&E technology and see the complete range of Blackmagic Design solutions for broadcast, post-production and live events.
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Eyeheight Announces BroadcastSafe Version 1.5 Compliance Plug-ins
News: Eyeheight Announces BroadcastSafe Version 1.5 Compliance Plug-insEyeheight announces a major expansion to the capabilities of its BroadcastSafe compliance plug-ins for Avid's Media Composer and Adobe's Premiere Pro post-production software.
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Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video Boards
News: Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video BoardsJaguars and Troika Partner to Re-Imagine the In-Stadium Experience
EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, will unveil approximately $63 million in enhancements to the public this Saturday evening with an event that promises to offer be one of the more memorable moments in the history of the city and stadium.
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XenData and Marquis Broadcast Launch Low Cost Archive of Avid Projects
Latest Version of Project Parking to be Tightly Integrated with XenData Archive Range, Allowing Avid Projects to be Easily Archived to Highly Secure LTO or Sony ODA Cartridges
XenData, the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, and Marquis Broadcast, a specialist in content workflows and media integration software, today announced the launch of a new version of Project Parking software that is tightly integrated with XenData digital video archives. Project Parking analyzes all content on shared edit storage allowing Avid projects to be copied to a XenData archive. Finished projects may then be deleted from expensive edit storage, freeing up valuable space. For current projects, snapshots may be copied to the XenData archive and then updated incrementally to provide data protection. The new combined solution allows the seamless management of offline LTO or Sony optical disc archive (ODA) cartridges, giving system administrators the ability to easily migrate projects to much lower cost storage with unlimited space.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Flex v5 with GPU support for After Effects
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Flex™ version 5 with GPU support for Adobe® After Effects®.
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Fairlight Introduces EVO.Live to European Broadcasters At IBC 2014
News: Fairlight Introduces EVO.Live to European Broadcasters At IBC 2014Hailed as a new paradigm in audio live production, this ground-breaking console can switch between live and post production modes at the touch of a button.
EVO.Live, Fairlight's new generation digital audio mixing system, will make its European debut at IBC 2014 on Booth 7.H17.
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Dr. Andrew Cross Named President of NewTek
News: Dr. Andrew Cross Named President of NewTekTriCaster’s Chief Architect will Set Strategic Direction for the Company
NewTek™ today announced that Dr. Andrew Cross has been named president of NewTek with responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the company’s video business. Dr. Cross will retain his current title and duties as chief technology officer and report to NewTek chief executive officer, Jim Plant. Dr. Cross joined NewTek in 1998 as a senior software engineer and after several promotions was named chief technology officer in 2010. His technology leadership and guidance shaped the initial concept and development of the TriCaster multi-camera live video production system, which has evolved into the global gold standard for integrated live video production and streaming. Other key products among the more than 50 shipped under his direction include the NewTek Video Toaster and 3Play integrated sports productions systems.
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Object Matrix Produces Comprehensive Integration Between MatrixStore and SGL
Object Matrix, provider of intelligent nearline storage platforms for tapeless video workflows, today announces it has produced a comprehensive integration between MatrixStore and SGL.
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FOR-A Switcher Meets Growing Technical Demands For First Baptist Church Oviedo
News: FOR-A Switcher Meets Growing Technical Demands For First Baptist Church OviedoEstablished in the 1800s, First Baptist Oviedo is a longstanding Florida-based house of worship that has drastically altered its use of technology in recent years. In 2009, First Baptist Oviedo built a 2,700-seat worship center. Since that time, the church has delivered its message to a wider audience through live streaming, sermon archiving, and the production of podcasts on its website, as well as through its weekly shows on local television.
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ProMAX Systems Acquires Cache-A
Synergies Between Product Lines Present Opportunities for New Advanced Workflows
ProMAX Systems, manufacturer of multi-functional, high-performance video storage servers and editing workstations, has announced the acquisition of Cache-A, a leading supplier of network-attached video archive appliances.
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TV2000 Deploys Dalet Enterprise MAM for Program Preparation and News Production
Installation Includes Dalet Brio Servers for Ingest and Playout; Single Dalet MAM Platform Unifies Workflows and Integrates Systems, Providing Tools for End-to-End Video News Production, Program Prep and Distribution
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions software and services for content producers, announced today that TV2000 has successfully deployed the Dalet News Suite solution for news production, broadcasting and web publication and Dalet Media Life to manage program preparation. The Dalet solutions share the same Dalet MAM platform to manage media and metadata across different workflows, offering task-specific tools tailored to production needs. TV2000 is Italy’s primary television channel for news related to the Pope, the Vatican and the Catholic Church. Newscasts, live magazine-style shows, religious programs and live liturgical services are key elements of the channel’s schedule, which is supplemented with family-oriented and themed movies.
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Orad Provides France NRJ HITS with Ultra HD Channel Branding
News: Orad Provides France NRJ HITS with Ultra HD Channel BrandingFrance NRJ HITS implemented Orad’s leading broadcast graphics solutions to manage the channel branding and image conversion for its Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD) Broadcast program. Four times richer in details than high definition, NRJ HITS broadcasted for the first time on July 1, 2014 in Ultra HD on the Paris DTT network. The test broadcast, which represented the full workflow from MCR to playout, demonstrated that Ultra HD is the future of television.
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Ikegami Names Jon Powell Midwest Regional Sales Manager
Ikegami Electronics U.S.A., the world-leading manufacturer of advanced HD cameras and production equipment, announced that it has named Jon Powell to the position of Midwest Regional Sales Manager.
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Telestream to Announce New File-Based Workflow Automation and Video Processing at IBC
Vantage to Feature New DPP Assembly and Transcoding Capabilities, Automated NLE Templates, Enhanced Transcoding Formats and Cloud Subscriptions; Company Showcases Enhancements to Wirecast and Episode
Telestream® (stand 7.C12), the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2014 to showcase transcode support for the latest OTT, IPTV and 4K formats plus enhanced third-party interoperability with leading vendors including Avid, Adobe and Apple. The Company will demonstrate assembly and transcoding capabilities for the UK broadcast industry's Digital Production Partnership (DPP) initiative, and cloud subscriptions for Vantage. Telestream will also showcase enhancements to the Wirecast and Episode applications.
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Rent the RED Epic Dragon Sensor Camera From Adorama Rental Co Today
The Industry’s Hottest New 6K Digital Still and Motion Camera is Now Available from Adorama Rental Co; Filmmakers can get Their Hands on the RED Epic Dragon Sensor Camera with Mounts Compatible for Leica-M, Canon EF, Nikon and PL Lenses Starting at Just $910
Adorama Rental Co (ARC), the industry source for professional cinematographers, videographers and photographers, is now renting out the RED Epic Dragon Sensor digital cinema camera. The brand new 6K RED Dragon® sensor allows filmmakers to capture over 9x more pixels than HD, while 19 MP packs in detail beyond belief. The RED Epic is helmed as a groundbreaking still and motion camera that can capture up to 100 frames per second at full resolution, translating into thousands of chances to capture the perfect image.
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MotionElements Among Singapore’s Promising SME 500 Business Luminaries
News: MotionElements Among Singapore’s Promising SME 500 Business LuminariesMotionElements is Among Singapore’s Most Promising SMEs for the Year 2014 as Endorsed by the Promising SME 500 Campaign for its Exceptional Achievements and Contributions to the Entrepreneurial Culture in Singapore.
MotionElements Pte Ltd has distinguished itself, as one of the Promising SME 500 Campaign’s most honoured Business Luminaries for the year 2014. The distinction comes shortly after the company’s successful showing in the recent 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and is in appreciation for the rapid growth that the company has enjoyed over the past year.
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Bexel Expands Inventory with $13 Million Investment to Support 2014 FIFA World Cup™ and Beyond
Company Upgrades Key Products to Service US Rights Holders' Host Coverage
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, recently completed a major inventory upgrade to support the company’s extensive installations for both the Spanish and English-speaking U.S. rights holders at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The $13 million investment increases Bexel’s service offering of products in several key areas, including camera systems, switchers and routers, and servers.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Teams Up With Iconic Video Game Companies As Classic Characters Come Together In "Pixels"
PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, Space Invaders and Centipede® Join the Cast
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede®, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy "Pixels," starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015.
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Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and Supervisors
News: Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and SupervisorsOrigin Digital Studios has been launched in Burbank as a new collective of veteran visual effects artists, producers and supervisors. The company has been designed to service the needs of high-profile television programs, commercials, feature films, and special venue presentations. Miami-based Lincoln Road Advisors, headed by Eric J. Bertrand, is the primary investment company behind Origin. The announcement was made today by company president Mark Miller.
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Stephen Arnold Music Names Scott Saldinger VP Of Strategy & Vision Management
News: Stephen Arnold Music Names Scott Saldinger VP Of Strategy & Vision ManagementProven Marketing & Sales Team Builder Across Multiple Media Platforms Joins Leader in Sonic Branding
Stephen Arnold Music, the World Leaders in Sonic Branding and home of The Vault production music library, have announced a new addition to their executive team. Scott Saldinger has been named Vice President of Strategy & Vision Management and will oversee and lead the company’s business development across an increased range of platforms.
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Flashpoint and Glow Brands Win Best in Show Awards From "Professional Photographer Magazine"
The Flashpoint PowerStation PS-800 and Glow Grand Softbox, Available Exclusively at Adorama, are Recognized as “Best in Show” Power Pack and Light Modifier by a Panel of Leading Photography Professionals
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, today announced two of its exclusive brands – Flashpoint and Glow – have each been named Best in Show winners in the annual Hot One Awards from "Professional Photographer" magazine. The 2014 awards honor the Flashpoint PowerStation PS-800 as the industry’s best power pack and Glow Grand Softbox as best light modifier. Judged by some of the most experienced and well-regarded photographers in the business, the Hot One Awards are awarded to industry leaders in photography gear and services, and based on exceptional quality, innovation, design, performance and, where applicable, value for price.
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‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D
News: ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Completed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2DBlackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Teranex 2D Processor, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, were used on one of this summer’s most talked about sequels, “Sharknado 2: The Second One.”
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Biscardi Creative Media Offers Atlanta-area Film and Television Rental Facilities
Suites for Editorial, Color, Audio Mixing and Production Management Now Available
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) announces the immediate availability of rental space for film and television productions in the Atlanta area, including edit and color-grading suites, 5.1 audio mixing, screening room, production management offices, and insert stage / warehouse space.
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Timeline TV Selects Aframe to Provide Collaboration and Flexible Workflows for Post Production on Channel 4’s “The Mill”
News: Timeline TV Selects Aframe to Provide Collaboration and Flexible Workflows for Post Production on Channel 4’s “The Mill”“Aframe is Secure, Easy to Manage, With Full-Resolution Capabilities Not Found Elsewhere”
Aframe announced that its cloud video production platform has helped Timeline TV streamline the post production of Channel 4’s historical drama ”The Mill.”
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Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardFreefly Systems MōVI stabilizers have taken the cinema and video production markets by storm, providing a way for cameras to capture incredibly stable footage handheld and on a variety of shooting platforms. The breakthrough features of Freefly’s new MōVI M15 stabilizer captured the 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award for Camera Support.
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Small Tree Co-Founder and President Announces Retirement
Corky Seeber Helped Build Leading Shared Storage Company Positioned for Future Growth
Corky Seeber, co-founder and president of Small Tree, has announced his retirement from the company effective today. Founded in 2003 with Steve Modica and three other partners, Small Tree quickly established a reputation under Seeber’s leadership as a leading provider of robust and cost-effective Ethernet-based shared storage and networking systems for the post-production industry. Seeber will continue to be a share holder of Small Tree.
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Band Pro Expands Operations with New Berlin Office
International cinematography retailer Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. has announced the expansion of their European operations with the addition of a new office in Berlin, Germany. Vojtech Pokorny, Digital Image Consultant / Technical Sales, will head the new branch. All goods and services currently available through Band Pro Munich GmbH will also be available through the Berlin office.
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Runway Appoints Post Production Veteran Jeff Buchignani as President
News: Runway Appoints Post Production Veteran Jeff Buchignani as PresidentIndustry Leader In Editorial Systems and Services Eyes Expansion to Other Markets; Hires Jeff Klitzner as Director of Operations.
Runway, a leading independent supplier of editorial systems and related technology to the film and television industry, has appointed Jeff Buchignani as President. An 18-year veteran of the post-production industry, Buchignani arrives from a similar position with Pivotal Post, and brings strong credentials as a manager, business strategist and industry leader. In his new role, he will oversee operations, direct strategy, and orchestrate an ambitious expansion effort. The latter will include extending the company’s footprint in Southern California, as well as to other parts of the U.S. and markets abroad.
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IBC 2014 Preview: Custom Consoles to promote latest Media Wall, Module-R, EditOne and System Two at IBC2014
News: IBC 2014 Preview: Custom Consoles to promote latest Media Wall, Module-R, EditOne and System Two at IBC2014The latest version of Custom Consoles' Media Wall multiscreen mounting system makes its first European-mainland appearance at IBC2014, Amsterdam, September 12-16. Exhibiting on stand 8.A20, Custom Consoles will additionally display a television production gallery desk based on the established Module-R range of technical furniture. Also being promoted at IBC2014 will be the recently developed EditOne and SystemTwo desk series. The company will be represented by Neil Reed (Managing Director), Graham Buchanan (Commercial Director) and Gary Fuller (Sales Manager).
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Cobham’s Wireless Transmission System Proves Its Live Production Seaworthiness
News: Cobham’s Wireless Transmission System Proves Its Live Production SeaworthinessCobham, the RF transmission specialist company, has announced the successful deployment of its SOLO 4 Wireless Transmitter and PRORXB receive system for live television coverage of the Abu Dhabi Yacht Club’s Ghanada Dhow Sailing Championship on 7 June.
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Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods Founder
News: Australian Cinematographers Society Introduces Technical Achievement Award In Honor Of Miller Tripods FounderACS Presents Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) recently partnered with the company to create a new industry award for the ACS National Awards for Cinematography. The Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award, developed in honour and memory of fluid head inventor Bob Miller, will be officially introduced to industry professionals at the ACS headquarters on July 31, with a champagne toast to celebrate Miller’s 60th anniversary.
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Growing TMD Appoints Strategic New Hires at US Operation
TransMedia Dynamics (TMD), the leading provider of media asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has appointed two new strategic hires in its US operation in response to customer demand.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for all Blackmagic Design Cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.8.2 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.8.2 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Trilogy Appoints New Sales Director
Trilogy, a leading supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators for the broadcast industry, has announced the appointment of Ewan Johnston as Sales Director.
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Florida Videographer Charles Schultz Shoots Nature Segments For CBS Sunday News With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: Florida Videographer Charles Schultz Shoots Nature Segments For CBS Sunday News With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDirector of Photography Charles “Chuck” Schultz’ last encounter with wildlife was with a congregation of alligators in one of their more famous stomping grounds, the Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, FL. Armed with his new AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld, Schultz captured extensive video that later aired on CBS Sunday Morning’s signature nature segment.
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MTWD Entertainment Announces Partnership with renown Producer, April Simpson
News: MTWD Entertainment Announces Partnership with renown Producer, April Simpson“Fork U” coming to the Contemporary Living Network
Award-winning MTWD Entertainment production team (Good Eats, This American Land, Network Earth, Foul Water Fiery Serpent) sets to launch a new multi-platform project Contemporary Living Network (CLN) in the Fall of 2014. CLN is gearing up for its launch in 2014 by developing and collaborating on new and unique lifestyle shows. One such collaboration is with Producer April Simpson on the upcoming food show titled Fork U. As a veteran TV producer and feature reporter, for more than a decade, April has helped create, launch and produce nationally syndicated shows such as “Daytime,” “Star Watch,” and the “Reel Animals Fishing Show.”
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495
Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of August 2014. This Summer Special price is subject to limited availability, after which the price will return to the usual recommended retail price of US$995.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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Sandblast Productions Brings Sound to the 2014 ESPYS
At the 2014 ESPYS tonight in Los Angeles, entertainment and sports celebrities will gather to celebrate the year’s major sports achievements. Sandblast Productions provided sound design and mixing services for nearly all the videos that will be shown at the awards ceremony to commemorate the most unforgettable sports moments and athletes of 2014.
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WDR Selects Blackmagic Design for Signal Distribution in Education Facility
German public broadcaster WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) has built new studio facilities designed to educate the next generation of aspiring broadcast engineers. The studio has been built around a Blackmagic Design broadcast infrastructure, including the Compact Videohub, SmartScope Duo and HyperDeck Studio Pro.
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CSNY 74: Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungCSNY 74: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Epic Tour Revisited
Meet CSNY 74, wherein Messrs. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young make a definitive 3-hour, 3-set, 40 song, case, supported by 8 video clips and 188 pages of written and photographic evidence, for being one of the world's very biggest and best rock and roll bands, working at the very top of their game. Creative COW's Tim Wilson explores the beautifully rendered, exceptionally satisfying experience of this historically epic tour.
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InterludeInterlude's Treehouse: Interactive Video Authoring
"Welcome to a new world of storytelling," invites Treehouse's Interlude, an early player in the world of online authoring and delivery of interactive videos. In this review, Jerry Hofmann finds an impressive and easy-to-use service for creating "smart video" for more engaging content.
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LightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial Part TWO with New FeatureLightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial Part TWO with New Feature
LightGrid Script creator Brian Charles demonstrates his newly modified After Effects script for rigging lights in grids and circles. The modified script with the new feature, which adds the ability to enable individual light colors through a checkbox in the effect control panel, is available as a free download in the Project Files folder.
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The Toaster and TimThe Toaster and Tim's Vermeer
The inventor of the NewTek Video Toaster was certain that he figured out the secret behind the uncanny realism of one of the world's greatest painters, and certain he could use the same methods to duplicate it. Really? Yes, really. Join us for a conversation with NewTek founder Tim Jenison on the unexpected intersection of art, technology, obsession and the Video Toaster in the wonderfully provocative documentary called Tim's Vermeer.
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Video Collaboration Tools: DaVinci Resolve
Last Saturday morning, I had the pleasure of visiting Neil Smith, CEO of LumaForge and Marketing Manager, Kahlani Leon, for a presentation of some new video collaboration tools. Neil is not just another ordinary video reseller. He has a background in digital computing that spans decades, having sold the famous...
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How Kevin Spacey Helped Me Get Started In Editing
Last weekend I was bingeing on House of Cards (as you do) and after one particularly riveting episode where blank and blank blank-out and they all blank (spoilers/adult situations) I finally noticed a familiar logo: Trigger Street Productions, Kevin Spacey's production company. Not that it's terribly widely known I guess,...
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Sound Decisions: A Properly Designed Mixing Room Makes All The Difference
At Biscardi Creative Media, we understand the importance of great audio. To that end, we had our Rialto mixing theater designed specifically for quality sound design. The Rialto features a ProTools HD Native 5.1 system, SPL 5.1/stereo monitor controller, Genelec audio monitors and subwoofer, an 8 foot projection screen– and...
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In this Post Production Quick Tip: Walter explains why pixel size matters over dpi when you create graphics for video.
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