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Broadcast industry Speaks Out - IABM Research Reveals Need For Certified Broadcast Qualification
Over Two Thirds of Respondents Believe There is a Skills Shortage with Most Urgent Need for IT Related Skills
Recent research conducted by the IABM has revealed that there is still a strong need within the broadcast and media technology industry for relevant training, with 69% of those polled saying there was still a definite skills shortage within the sector. Respondents were drawn from organisations within the industry and identified the main area of concern as stemming from the convergence of IT and broadcast. A further 44% indicated the need for a technical broadcast qualification.
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Digital Nirvana Introduces New Media Management Platform At IBC2014
Suite of Applications Helps Broadcasters, Media, and Entertainment Professionals Save Time and Improve Efficiency with Strong Price/Performance.
At IBC2014 in Amsterdam next month, Digital Nirvana will introduce its Media Management Platform, which offers a suite of applications that allows users to capture, edit, share, and manage content - as well as prove compliance, monitor and analyze video. Digital Nirvana will exhibit this platform in the booth of EMEA Gateway during the IBC convention – Hall 9, Stand B14.
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New Video Denoiser for windows. Standalone, with outputs to Prores and HEVC H265
News: New Video Denoiser for windows. Standalone, with outputs to Prores and HEVC H265Cinemartin, the Spanish company, producer of the acclaimed Cinemartin Cinec Prores video converter software, the first H265 & prores video converter for windows software (http://www.cinemartin.com/cinec/), developers of the Adobe Premiere Plugin to export to Apple ProRes (http://www.cinemartin.com/cinec/plin), now announces the release of Cinemartin Denoiser, a professional video denoiser for windows, that works as standalone software, and outputs to Prores.
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PlayBox Technology Celebrates 15 Years on Air and Over 15,000 Channels Worldwide
PlayBox Technology celebrates its 15th anniversary at IBC2014 in September plus the delivery of over 15,000 television playout and branding channels. PlayBox Technology pioneered the Channel-in-a-Box approach which empowered many broadcasters to advance from video tape to file-based playout along with delivering high-quality dynamic interactive graphics.
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ATG Danmon Completes File-Based Production Support System For Intervideo
News: ATG Danmon Completes File-Based Production Support System For IntervideoATG Danmon announces the completion of a file transcoding and standards conversion system for Intervideo, London's longest established independent broadcast post-production house.
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MBC Korea Selects Mediaproxy LogServer
New IP Based System to Enhance Quality Monitoring
Mediaproxy announced that MBC Korea has chosen LogServer to enhance its content quality monitoring for its Seoul based facility. The system will be installed and supported by Mediaproxy's local partner, BS Solutions.
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IBC 2014: It’s All About Creativity and Flexibility
News: IBC 2014: It’s All About Creativity and FlexibilityAutodesk Boosts Creative Workflows with Upgrades and Flexible Subscription Models
Autodesk is heading to Amsterdam for the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) (September 12 – 16, 2014) with updates to its popular VFX, post production and 3D animation creative tools that enable artists to do their best work. In Hall 7, Stand D.25, Autodesk will feature an impressive lineup of speakers from creative shops around the world and also host a special Flame Awards event in celebration of this year’s most outstanding Flame talent.
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Apantac Showcases 4K Converters at IBC 2014
News: Apantac Showcases 4K Converters at IBC 2014Apantac Micro-4K - 4K/UHD to HD Down Converter
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Goldcrest Post Adds High End Picture Finishing with DaVinci Resolve
News: Goldcrest Post Adds High End Picture Finishing with DaVinci ResolveLondon’s Goldcrest Post continues the expansion of its Academy Award and BAFTA winning post production services with the addition of three new digital intermediate (DI) theatrical grading suites featuring DaVinci Resolve.
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Eyeheight named as DPP-accredited software supplier
News: Eyeheight named as DPP-accredited software supplierEyeheight has received full accreditation from the Digital Production Partnership as a supplier of software for broadcast industry file compliance. This encompasses the full range of Eyeheight plug-ins including BroadcastSafeMC (for Avid Media Composer), BroadcastSafePP (for Adobe Premiere Pro) and BroadcastSafeFCPX (for Apple Final Cut Pro X).
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Orad Makes After Effects Part of the 3D Scenery
Orad will unveil at IBC2014 its new 3Designer Adobe After Effects (AE) plugin. The unique 3Designer plugin lets graphics artists easily bring common AE design elements such as keyframed animations, textures and materials into the powerful Orad 3Designer authoring software. The new integration also allows users to assign data exports from within AE, ensuring templates created in AE receive data updates while on-air with real-time data.
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Ventuz Case Study - Viewer Participation with Web vs. Promi
News: Ventuz Case Study - Viewer Participation with Web vs. PromiGerman agency Rayd uses Ventuz to create Web vs. Promi for KiKA, a children’s game show that allows kids at home to compete against a celebrity in the studio.
The greatest endeavor for broadcasters in the 21st century is viewer participation. Bridging the gap between the TV studio and the families at home is the final cornerstone of broadcast evolution, and producers, directors and decisionmakers are frantically searching for solutions.
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Steadicam Curve for GoPro Flies Into Stores
After much anticipation, Tiffen’s lightweight and compact stabilizer for GoPro action shots is now available for purchase online and in stores
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, announced the availability of the much-anticipated Steadicam® Curve® for GoPro®, Steadicam’s most lightweight and compact camera stabilizer yet, both online and in stores.
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Apantac Showcases 4K Converters at IBC 2014
Apantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, extenders, and signal processing solutions is launching its new family of 4K converters to the European marketplace at IBC 2014, booth 8.E37.
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Ruige to Introduce TL1730HDA-CO carry-on Picture Monitor at IBC2014
News: Ruige to Introduce TL1730HDA-CO carry-on Picture Monitor at IBC2014The Ruige TL1730HDA-CO compact transportable picture monitor makes its first European exhibition appearance on the Ruige stand, 11.D47, at IBC2014 in Amsterdam, September 12-16. Representatives attending will include Jian Ma (General Manager, Ruige China) and Tommy Goodson (President of AV BrandBuilder Corporation, Ruige master distributor for North America).
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CueScript Adds Visual Technologies India (VTI) To Its Growing Slate Of Worldwide Distributors
News: CueScript Adds Visual Technologies India (VTI) To Its Growing Slate Of Worldwide DistributorsCueScript, a provider of creative prompting solutions with feature-rich designs for all broadcast production needs, is pleased to bring on Visual Technologies India (VTI), a major supplier and systems integrator of broadcast equipment brands in India, as a distributor. The agreement expands CueScript’s global reach, giving customers in this region local access to the company’s growing portfolio of prompting products.
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Mediaproxy Releases Version 9 of Logserver Suite of Products at IBC 2014
Most Comprehensive and Versatile Suite Yet, Including New 20-Channel HD-SDI Platform
Mediaproxy Pty. Ltd., the industry leader for broadcast compliance logging, content monitoring and transport stream analysis is releasing version 9 of its LogServer suite of products at IBC 2014. The latest version represents the most versatile, robust and innovative release, delivering a new core encoding engine and newly designed user interfaces across the entire range, that are again raising the standard to provide modern simplicity and efficiency.
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Xenon FF-Primes Score High with Cinematographer Thomas Rist
News: Xenon FF-Primes Score High with Cinematographer Thomas RistWhen cinematographer Thomas Rist, geared up to shoot an in-store promotional video for shoe maker London Kate’s Get High on Heels campaign, he used the opportunity to try out the new Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime lenses. The dynamic music video-style promo featured renowned choreographer Ferly Prado performing cool dance moves on a downtown L.A. rooftop and in the L.A. River Basin.
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Nexidia and Telestream Announce Integration of Nexidia QC Caption Verification Tool Into Vantage Workflow Automation Environment
Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, and Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a partnership that gives Telestream Vantage users a unique and integrated quality control (QC) solution for caption and language verification. Nexidia QC™, Nexidia's award-winning software tool for automating QC of closed captions, video description, and languages for broadcast and IP workflows, is now available as part of the Telestream Vantage v6.3 file-based workflow automation system. The integration will help ensure that those who use Vantage are better able to automate compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) closed caption regulations as well as similar requirements of regulators around the world and delivery requirements of OTT partners.
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The Canon Digital Learning Center Offers New Resources To Help The Professional Image Maker Maximize The Use Of Their Equipment
To help photographers and filmmakers better understand the features of their equipment, The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted several new educational resources created with the professional image maker in mind.
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IKEGAMI Introduces HC-HD300 - Affordable HD Studio Camera System
News: IKEGAMI Introduces HC-HD300 - Affordable HD Studio Camera SystemLatest Addition to Unicam HD Line Features Newly Developed 1/3-inch Full resolution Three CMOS Sensor Block, New Fiber Camera Control System for Flexible Operation in Studio & Field
Ikegami Electronics U.S.A., the world-leading manufacturer of advanced HD cameras and production equipment, has introduced the HC-HD300 CMOS Studio HDTV Camera System.
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Ohio’s Deluca Video Productions Covers Live Events With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: Ohio’s Deluca Video Productions Covers Live Events With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDeLuca Photography and Video Productions (Akron, OH) is making Panasonic’s new AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld its primary camera for live events. The full-service media production company, co-founded more than 13 years ago by brothers John and Matt DeLuca, routinely covers live assignments in the metro Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Medina, OH markets and beyond.
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Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New Style
News: Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New StyleThe end-to-end commercial design and production teams comprised of affiliated companies RingSide Creative and Cutters Studios divisions Flavor, Cutters and Dictionary Films are very proud to detail their contributions to a new national spot for Ford Motor Company from Team Detroit. Entitled "Front and Back," the :30 spot extends the long-running Ford Trucks "Rant" campaign with a bold, powerful homage to heroism and reliability, using a hybrid design and animation style and original live-action footage shot on-location in Los Angeles. The spot debuted nationally earlier this month and will continue to air in targeted placements online, during high-profile broadcasts and on cable.
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Video Devices Product Line Steps Into the Spotlight at IBC for the First Time
New Brand Identity from Sound Devices Reinforces Video Product Line
Video Devices, mission-critical video products by Sound Devices, will make its IBC debut at this year’s exhibition (Hall 8, Stand B59). Since Sound Devices introduced its first video products, the camera-mounted PIX 240i and PIX 220i, the company has expanded on its success with a range of rack-mounted, network-connected video recorders. These product additions, including the new PIX 270i and PIX 250i, have opened new markets and product categories for the company.
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Telestream Expands File-based Workflow Capabilities with New Release of Vantage
Vantage v6.3 to feature new DPP assembly and transcoding capabilities, automated NLE templates, and enhanced transcoding formats
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, today announced a new release for its Vantage platform, which provides a broad range of enterprise-class transcoding and file-based workflow automation software products. Available immediately through Telestream’s worldwide sales distribution network, the latest version of Vantage (v.6.3) brings new content production automation features, support for more transcoding formats to facilitate multiscreen delivery and new device interoperability capabilities.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
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 revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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CROATEL Equips New Outside Broadcast Van with Comprehensive HD Live Production Solutions from Grass Valley
CROATEL, a broadcast production and satellite services company in Zagreb, Croatia, has expanded its outside broadcast (OB) fleet to include a third van complete with high-definition (HD) cameras, switchers, routers and other live production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
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New Channel in Balkans Selects Trilogy’s Gemini
Trilogy, a leading supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators for the broadcast industry, has announced that “N1” a new news channel that will cover the Balkan countries of Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina has selected Trilogy’s Gemini distributed matrix intercom system.
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World’s Biggest and Best Dance Events Take Advantage of wysiwyg R33
News: World’s Biggest and Best Dance Events Take Advantage of wysiwyg R33SDO Design Previsualizes Sensation, Tomorrowworld and Tomorrowland Dance Events Globally
Creating new and breath taking lighting designs, enjoyed by audiences of hundreds of thousands attending the world’s biggest and best dance events including Sensation, "Tomorrowland" and "Tomorrowworld" is by no means a small challenge for any lighting design company.
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Leader appoints Koichi Fukugawa as Market Development Manager, Europe
News: Leader appoints Koichi Fukugawa as Market Development Manager, EuropeLeader lnstruments announces the appointment of Koichi Fukugawa as Market Development Manager for Europe. His principal responsibility will be to work with Regional Development Manager Richard Heath in expanding Leader's presence in Europe and to strengthen support for the company's distribution channels.
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RTVS Slovakia Chooses NOA for Major Cross-Media Archive Initiative
News: RTVS Slovakia Chooses NOA for Major Cross-Media Archive InitiativeRTVS, Slovakia’s national broadcaster, has embarked on a project to upgrade its archive system and create a national TV archive that includes its legacy SD material. The project will use NOA systems to build a complete MAM facility to manage all ingest workflows and transcoding, with logical content description, and full integration of radio and TV content.
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LYNX Technik Launches 4K Fiber Transmission Set at IBC 2014
News: LYNX Technik Launches 4K Fiber Transmission Set at IBC 2014IBC 2014 - 8.C70- LYNX Technik AG, provider of modular interfaces announces the launch of its new yellobrik 4K Transmission Set at IBC 2014, stand 8.C70.
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LYNX Technik Launches Testor™ |lite 3G, Hand-Held Test Signal Generator
News: LYNX Technik Launches Testor™ |lite 3G, Hand-Held Test Signal GeneratorIBC 2014 - 8.C70, LYNX Technik AG, provider of modular interfaces and signal processing solutions will launch its new Testor™ | lite 3G, a cost-effective, compact, hand held touch-screen multi-format test signal generator to the European market at IBC 2014, stand 8.C70.
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Big Block Live Clicks With Greenpeace
News: Big Block Live Clicks With GreenpeaceJosh + Vince Direct Comic Genius Reggie Watts in "#ClickClean" Videos
Big Block Live and its directorial team Josh + Vince brought the good energy, their close ties to the artistic community and their signature brand of humor to the new Greenpeace campaign "#Click Clean" by The VIA Agency.
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Westlake Pro Launches New E-Commerce Website
Celebrates with September Sweepstakes - 30 Days of Giveaways!
Westlake Pro, a leading retailer of professional audio, recording gear, live sound equipment, and technical services has launched a completely new and redesigned website and full-featured online store. To celebrate the grand opening, the company is hosting a sweepstakes during the month of September and giving away 30 prizes from a host of top pro audio brands.
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Backyard’s Kim Nguyen Gets Up Close And Personal With Music A-Listers For The MTV VMAs
News: Backyard’s Kim Nguyen Gets Up Close And Personal With Music A-Listers For The MTV VMAsVenice, CA-based Backyard director Kim Nguyen jumps inside the heads of some of the music industry’s finest in a star-studded campaign for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The spots feature poignant black and white close-ups of some of the 2014 show’s performing lineup, glimpsing into their headspaces as they anticipate the final moments before the show. From YouTube sensation newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer to former VMA-naysayer and Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine; to VMA vets Usher, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, Nguyen captures the jitters, frenzy and swagger that arise the moments before stepping on stage. The campaign reboots the 1980s “I Want My MTV” tag made famous by the Dire Straits/Sting song, with the artists taking their own unique approaches to demanding their MTV.
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Ross Video Appoints Jaz Wray As Regional Sales Manager For Southern California
Ross Video is pleased to announce that Jaz Wray has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager for Southern California.
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Metus INGEST Supports Matrox VS4 and MXO2 Boards
News: Metus INGEST Supports Matrox VS4 and MXO2 Boards
Metus has never stopped growing! And now its supports Matrox I/O devices. Matrox VS4 is a 4 HD/SDI input 4 channel dedicated PCI capture card for multi channel Ingest. Matrox MXO2 is a portable I/O device with HD/SDI, analog, HDMI inputs and ExpressCard/34 , Thunderbolt(Mac only) or PCIE connectivity. MXO2 with Ingest will turn your laptop into an capture and streaming powerhouse.
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New JVC PROHD Broadcaster Server And GY-HM890 Cameras Help WDBJ7 Expand Live Eng Reports And Reduce Operational Costs
News: New JVC PROHD Broadcaster Server And GY-HM890 Cameras Help WDBJ7 Expand Live Eng Reports And Reduce Operational CostsWhen the University of Virginia Cavaliers advanced to the College World Series in June, CBS affiliate WDBJ7, which serves the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va., market (DMA #66), covered the team’s games at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. For an assignment like this, the station would usually send one of its satellite trucks and an operator, along with a reporter. This time, however, the station only sent a reporter with one of the station’s 16 new JVC GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders.
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BACK9NETWORK Outfits New Studio with Full Suite of Products from Grass Valley and Belden
BACK9NETWORK, a golf lifestyle television network based in Hartford, Connecticut, is working closely with Grass Valley, a Belden brand, for its launch on DIRECTV on Sept. 29. Grass Valley and Belden developed a customized suite of production solutions, backed by knowledge and experience from similar projects, to support BACK9NETWORK’s studio operations.
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FOR-A To Intro Versatile XT2000 Video Switcher At IBC 2014
News: FOR-A To Intro Versatile XT2000 Video Switcher At IBC 2014Unit Well Suited For Many Production Environments, Including OB Truck, Live Event, TV Studio, House Of Worship And Educational Settings
At the upcoming IBC Show, taking place September 12-16 in Amsterdam, FOR-A Company Limited will unveil its HVS-XT2000 video production switcher, the newest addition to the XT switcher family. A flexible unit allowing up to 40 SDI inputs and 22 outputs, the easy-to-use XT2000 includes powerful features unavailable in other switchers in its class. FOR-A will showcase the XT2000 in its IBC booth, Hall 2, Stand A51.
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New Jersey-Based Davideo Multimedia Fields Event/Corporate Projects With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: New Jersey-Based Davideo Multimedia Fields Event/Corporate Projects With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDave Hall, principal of Davideo Multimedia (Berkeley Heights, NJ) recently invested in Panasonic’s new AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder for his roster of corporate/event assignments, including ongoing work shooting performance videos for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
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NOA’s New VideoScanner Solves Long-Term Access Conundrum for Archive Owners
News: NOA’s New VideoScanner Solves Long-Term Access Conundrum for Archive OwnersNOA (IBC 8.D91) has announced VideoScanner, an ingest and normalisation solution that creates lossless video archives in a format to suit long-term access and preservation strategies.
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Thalia Viva Tour (En Vivo), a New Concert Special From the Mexican Music Superstar, Premieres September 5 on HBO Latino®
HBO LATINO®, HBO's dedicated Spanish-language premium channel, announces the highly anticipated HBO Latino Concert special, "THALIA VIVA TOUR" (EN VIVO), premiering Friday, September 5 at 9:00 pm ET/8:00 pm, as part of the HBO Latino Free Preview Weekend*.
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CyberLink Partners with John Schneider Studios to Support Renowned Actor’s Independent Filming’s Initiative
Bringing a Complete Editing Studio Equipped with CyberLink’s Director Suite to Support Unique Initiative of Actor and Producer John Schneider to Promote Independent Filmmaking
CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader in multimedia software, today announces a partnership with John Schneider Studios, to promote and support independent filmmakers. To cement the partnership, CyberLink has donated a complete editing workstation, equipped with the company’s high-end Director Suite. This collection of software includes PowerDirector, winner of multiple industry awards for its power, speed and polyvalence.
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Custom Consoles Module-R, EditOne and Media Wall Furniture Chosen for Large Malaysian Television and Film Production Facility
News: Custom Consoles Module-R, EditOne and Media Wall Furniture Chosen for Large Malaysian Television and Film Production FacilityMalaysia-based broadcast systems integrator Digistar has chosen Custom Consoles furniture at the core of a new construction project for a large television and film production facility in Iskandar, Malaysia.
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Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta
News: Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD LENSES at 12Stone Church in Atlanta12Stone Church Now Bases Video Production at its Four Atlanta Campuses on FUJINON Lenses
As one of the fastest growing churches in America, 12Stone Church recently opened a new Atlanta metro campus called Sugarloaf, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art HD video and audio production facility complete with Grass Valley LDX80 Premiere cameras and FUJINON HD lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
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ADDERLink Infinity in the Spotlight at IBC
Adder Technology, the high performance keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) specialist, will be launching the latest version and firmware of its ADDERLink Infinity solution at IBC 2014.
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Nutmeg Post Adds Sound Designer/Engineer Brian Beatrice
News: Nutmeg Post Adds Sound Designer/Engineer Brian BeatriceEmmy Award Winner Joins Full Service Creative Post House
Nutmeg Post welcomes Emmy Award-winning Sound Designer and Engineer Brian Beatrice to its creative team. One of New York’s most respected and sought-after mixers, Beatrice is known for his short-form work for Nickelodeon, Food Network, USA Network, Syfy Channel and truTV, as well as commercials for Baron and Baron, Publicis, Anomaly and Consulate.
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Hooligan Connects with karlssonwilker to Create Radiant Music Video for “Mexico” by GusGus
News: Hooligan Connects with karlssonwilker to Create Radiant Music Video for “Mexico” by GusGusHooligan, a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects, recently collaborated with New York-based design studio karlssonwilker to create the anamorphic music video for “Mexico,” the title track from GusGus’s ninth studio album via Kompakt Records.
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 11 Used on Owl City “Wolf Bite” Music Video
News: Blackmagic Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 11 Used on Owl City “Wolf Bite” Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that the music visualizer for Owl City’s newest track, “Wolf Bite,” was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF) and color graded on DaVinci Resolve 11. The video is one of the first projects in the world to be finished on the newest version of DaVinci Resolve.
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GoGo Grip™ is The Easiest Way to Transport a Monitor or HDTV
A Must-Have VESA Mount Handle For Effortless One-Handed Portability
Skunk Tank today launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new products, GoGo Grip and Guard. GoGo Grip is a handle and cord wrap for monitors up to 27” and HDTVs up to 29” that attaches to the standardized VESA mount for easy, one-handed portability. It's a cinch to unplug, wrap cables and go! GoGo Guard provides scuff and scratch protection in transit.
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iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games Studios
News: iAnimate.net Announces Elite Games Animation Workshop 3 - Featuring Top Instructors from Leading Games StudiosNew Interactive Online Course Brings Together Students and Professional Animators from Triple A Studios such as Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Games, to Teach Specialized Animation Techniques for Games Creation
iAnimate.net announces the Elite Games Animation Workshop 3, an interactive 14-week program directly pairing students with top working animators at the most recognizable game studios in the industry. The workshop offers a collection of master classes designed to sharpen artists’ game animation and storytelling skills. Courses begin September 8, 2014.
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Avid Congratulates Its Primetime Emmy Award Winning and Nominated Customers
Avid Everywhere Enables the Creation of the Highest-Quality, Creatively Inspiring Programs Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (OTC:AVID) congratulates its customers on their awards and nominations at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) as part of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 16 in Los Angeles. The awards are dedicated to honoring the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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ProMAX Announces New ONE Workstations
All-in-ONE, Modular Construct Advances 4K Editorial and VFX Workflows
ProMAX Systems, manufacturer of multi-functional, high-performance video storage servers, editing workstations and archival appliances, has announced the launch of new ProMAX ONE and ONE+ workstations. The new models are engineered with the latest, advanced technology and are specifically designed to deliver superior performance and time-saving advantages for professional Video Editors, Colorists, and VFX Artists working within the media management challenges of 4K workflows.
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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
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 it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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BroadStream Unveils CURRENT News Production System at IBC 2014
News: BroadStream Unveils CURRENT News Production System at IBC 2014Next Generation Workflow Accelerator for Live News Production
At IBC 2014 on stand 8.B29, BroadStream Solutions, the global broadcast solutions provider, will unveil CURRENT, the Company's next generation workflow accelerator for live news production.
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Drama Republic and Eight Rooks use Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Expedite Collaboration on “The Honourable Woman”
News: Drama Republic and Eight Rooks use Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Expedite Collaboration on “The Honourable Woman”Political Thriller’s Finale This Week on BBC 2
When the finale of the critically acclaimed “The Honourable Woman” airs on BBC 2 tonight and in a few weeks in the US on Sundance TV channel, the show’s production companies Drama Republic and Eight Rooks will commemorate more than just the completion of a major high end drama series. The firm relied on an innovative cloud-based approach to expediting its global production workflow - using Aframe’s cloud video production platform to save time, cost and hassle with a demanding global production.
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France’s Biggest Summer Festival Produced Live with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that a full ATEM live production workflow was used during the French music festival Vieilles Charrues to support on stage performances from internationally renowned artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Elton John and The Black Keys.
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A-Level VFX Studio Brewster Parsons Adds Veteran Producer Jason Cohon, Expands VFX Capabilities and Global Partnerships
News: A-Level VFX Studio Brewster Parsons Adds Veteran Producer Jason Cohon, Expands VFX Capabilities and Global PartnershipsOver the past year, A-level VFX studio Brewster Parsons has steadily been expanding its capabilities through key staff additions, facility and technology updates, and global partnerships. Today, studio founder and executive producer Darcy Parsons has announced the addition of veteran LA producer Jason Cohon to her staff in the position of senior producer, and also provided information on her other moves aimed at preparing the company to handle major VFX projects.
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The Blackbird Academy Studio Engineering Program Integrates Roland’s Personal Mixing System
News: The Blackbird Academy Studio Engineering Program Integrates Roland’s Personal Mixing SystemThe Blackbird Academy, a premier Studio and Live Sound Engineering School, has recently installed and integrated the Roland M-48 Personal Mixing System into their program. The Academy’s unique “hands-on” approach curriculum provide students access to world-famous Blackbird Studio gear and engineers.
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Zylight F8 LED Fresnel Delivers Reliable Performance, ROI for Lightworks.TV
News: Zylight F8 LED Fresnel Delivers Reliable Performance, ROI for Lightworks.TVThrough his London-based company, Lightworks.TV Ltd., lighting cameraman Scott Munro shoots and edits a variety of projects, from U.S. network news packages to corporate videos and documentaries. While he does not own a professional HD camcorder, he has invested in an extensive collection of production accessories and lighting instruments, including the Zylight F8 LED Fresnel 9.
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FilmLight Showcases Latest Solutions at SET 2014
Creative, Practical and Efficient Colour Workflows on Display in Brazil
FilmLight, alongside local partner PSK, will demonstrate how its technology is helping broadcasters, movie producers and creative studios shorten timescales without compromising creativity or quality at the SET Expo 2014 taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 24-27 2014 (PSK booth D18).
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Bannister Lake Launches Super Ticker Solo for Single-Channel Broadcast and Cable Workflows
News: Bannister Lake Launches Super Ticker Solo for Single-Channel Broadcast and Cable WorkflowsNew Software Solution Broadens Scope for Innovative Super Ticker Solutions, Covering All Operations from Call Letter Stations to Large Multichannel Networks
BL Super Ticker, the robust content management and playout solution from Bannister Lake, has long been a leading choice for lightning-fast delivery of on-air graphics and data in Canada. Bannister Lake is now bringing the workflow experience of Super Ticker to a wider North American audience with BL Super Ticker Solo, a full version of the tried-and-true software in a single-channel only configuration. BL Super Ticker Solo reduces the hardware but retains its predecessor's powerful feature set.
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Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Uses FOR-A 4K Camera for Racing Coverage of The Queen’s Plate
News: Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Uses FOR-A 4K Camera for Racing Coverage of The Queen’s PlateKicking off the 2014 season of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack hosted The Queen’s Plate Stakes last month. The event is the longest continuously run stakes race in North America, and this year marked its 155th anniversary. To ensure not a moment of horseracing action was missed, production of the event included use of FOR-A’s FT-ONE 4K variable frame rate camera, used in conjunction with FOR-A’s ZE-ONE 4K extraction system.
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Small Tree Provides End-to-End Workflow Solution for Advertising Agency
TitaniumZ Solution Streamlines Digital Media Workflow
Snitily Carr, a full-service advertising agency with roots in video production, needed to expand its capability to meet the growing needs of the agency’s clients. New tactics and technology provided more opportunities to serve clients, and the company now needed a digital media workflow strategy to match.
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Stewart Copeland and Jeff Beal To Keynote First Annual Production Music Conference In Los Angeles September 12
News: Stewart Copeland and Jeff Beal To Keynote First Annual Production Music Conference In Los Angeles September 12New Daylong Event from the Production Music Association Brings Networking & Educational Opportunities to Composers, Libraries, Technology Providers & Music Users
The first annual Production Music Conference (PMC), to be held in Los Angeles on September 12, has confirmed a highly inspiring pair of keynote speakers for its debut event. The internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Stewart Copeland will deliver the afternoon keynote, and Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal will start off the morning session.
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Early Registration for GameSoundCon Conference Ends Soon
Register for the 10th Conference on Video Game Music and Sound Design in Los Angeles by September 1 at early bird discounted price
GameSoundCon 2014, the leading conference on video game music and sound design, has announced early bird discounts on all registrations until September 1, 2014. The organization’s 10th conference will be held October 7-8 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles and feature two days of sessions, panel discussions and hands-on workshops from over twenty of the game industry’s leading composers, sound designers and audio directors.
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IABM Announces Shortlist for Design & Innovation Awards
2014 Awards Honouring Broadcast and Media Industry Talent
IABM has announced the shortlist of nominees for its Design & Innovation Awards. With an exceptionally high level of entries this year, approximately 120 judging decisions were made across the nine categories. The awards will be casting the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry.
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Chris Fetner, Mark Aitken, and Darcy Antonellis to Keynote at SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Industry Leaders Will Share Insights and Expertise at SMPTE 2014 Conference Opening and During Industry Luncheon and SMPTE Fellows Luncheon
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 revealed the three keynote speakers for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 21-23 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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"Sharknado 2" with Film Editor Vashi Nedomansky and Matt Allard on the Go Creative Show
News: "Sharknado 2" with Film Editor Vashi Nedomansky and Matt Allard on the Go Creative ShowEditor Vashi Nedomansky returns to Go Creative Show to share stories from his recent mega-hit Sharknado 2. They discuss his editing strategies, the special effects workflow, the intense 6-week edit schedule and all the ridiculous campy insanity that made Sharknado 2 an instant classic. Vashi also talks about his recent documentary on PTSD, his upcoming film Headlock and his hugely successful blog at VashiVisuals.com In the past few years, Vashi has become one of the go-to post production super stars in our industry and we hear that Ben Consoli is happy to have him back on the show.
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Canon In Action Tour Resumes in September
The second leg of the Canon In Action Tour, a brand-new educational experience from Canon, is set to launch Sept. 6th in Denver, CO, featuring instruction by renowned image makers Amina Moreau, Jack Reznicki, and Jim Divitale.
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XenData Adds Amazon Cloud Storage Support to Entire Archive Server Range
News: XenData Adds Amazon Cloud Storage Support to Entire Archive Server RangeEnhanced connectivity offers the media and entertainment industry a multi-archive solution for Amazon Cloud, Sony ODA and LTO
XenData, the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announced it will add support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage across its entire archive appliance and server product range, including the SX-10 and SX-520. The cloud connectivity will provide customers added flexibility and enable them to enhance data protection capabilities by allowing content to be easily stored and archived to Amazon Cloud, LTO and Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA), or a combination of all three simultaneously.
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The Dalet AmberFin Platform (AT)3 Expands To Combat Temporal Conversion
A Partnership with Cinnafilm Builds Out the 3 Software Suite With Super High-Performance Motion Compensation
Dalet Digital Media Systems addresses the urgency for high-performance temporal conversion head on with a suite of advanced software technologies included within the Dalet AmberFin platform, to be launched at IBC2014.
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Media Links Awarded Emmy® Award for Contribution to Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 Interoperability
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has honored Media Links with a 2014 Technical & Engineering Emmy® Award for excellence in engineering creativity, innovation and vision. Media Links will receive an Emmy® award for Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability.
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TMD Strengthens Management Team
Promotions Boost Capabilities as the Business Increases its Leadership in Asset Management and Workflow
TMD, a leading supplier of asset management and workflow solutions for broadcasters, content owners and audiovisual archives, has restructured its senior management team. The changes are designed to create greater agility in both delivering major projects and developing new products aligned with developments in digital asset management and media archiving.
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Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World Clients
News: Cogswell College's Unique MediaWorks Initiative Marks One Year Anniversary with Completed AV Projects for Real-World ClientsCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, is marking the one-year anniversary of its highly successful MediaWorks initiative. MediaWorks is a project-based learning course in Cogswell’s Digital Audio Technology (DAT) program. MediaWorks produces short audiovisual pieces in collaboration with students of the Digital Art & Animation (DAA) program, for various real-world businesses and organizations based in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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“Modern Family” Graded with DaVinci Resolve by Modern VideoFilm in Los Angeles
Blackmagic Design today announced that Twentieth Century Fox and ABC’s hit television show “Modern Family” is graded using DaVinci Resolve at LA based Modern VideoFilm, which provides world class post production and distribution services to the film, television and media content industries.
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1 Beyond ThunderTape™ 2 Thunderbolt LTO Storage Solution Now Shipping
News: 1 Beyond ThunderTape™ 2 Thunderbolt LTO Storage Solution Now ShippingFollow-on to 1 Beyond ThunderTape, part of 1 Beyond LTO Archive Product Family
1 Beyond, Inc., a leader in purpose-built professional video systems, today announced that the 1 Beyond ThunderTape™ 2, a Thunder-bolt-connected LTO-6 drive with second device option, is now shipping. 1 Beyond's ThunderTape 2 is the company's latest addition to its family of LTO archive solutions and is ideal for the entry-level Macintosh user or small post-facility wanting a simple way to connect a tape drive to an existing Macintosh for the most cost-effective LTO backup solution.
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Plura Acquires Alpermann+Velte
Acquisition of Europe’s Leading Timecode Specialist Strengthens Plura’s Digital Broadcast and Production Portfolio
Plura, a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, announces the acquisition of Alpermann+Velte, a leading manufacturer of timecode products, production timers and studio clock systems for digital broadcast and production environments. Effective immediately, Plura will sell Alpermann+Velte products worldwide alongside its existing portfolio of studio and portable video monitors, test and measurement equipment and software, and character/template-driven graphics generators, significantly extending Plura’s reach across the broadcast and production infrastructure.
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Marquis Introduces Project Parking for Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software has announced the introduction of Project Parking for Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl™ Deep Storage Appliance. The integrated solution now allows permanent deep archive or transfer of Avid projects.
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Bluefish444 Announces SDI Support For AVID Media Composer (V8)
HD/SD SDI Input and Output support for AVID Media Composer
(South Melbourne, Australia--August 15, 2014) Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced the release of a new Windows installer, 5.12.0 adding support for the recent update to AVID Media Composer (v8) editing application.
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iPro Lenses Used to Shoot Bentley Mulsanne Spot
When Austin Reza, Creative Director for Reza & Co. was commissioned to conceive and produce a commercial for luxury car maker Bentley’s new Mulsanne model, the fact that the automobile included Apple-centric features led him to consider shooting the project with an iPhone 5S.
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The Look Expands Services Globally with DaVinci Resolve
Leading post facility The Look has invested in three DaVinci Resolve digital intermediate (DI) suites as part of a new remote grading service being offered direct to production companies and agencies with their own in house post production capabilities. At the heart of this new offering is DaVinci Resolve’s collaborative workflow and real time remote grading capabilities.
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JVC 'F.A.S.T. Track Tour' to Showcase Live HD Streaming Technologies
Multi-City Road Show Launches in Boston on Aug. 26
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its “F.A.S.T. Track Tour,” a series of presentations to promote the live HD streaming capabilities built into its camcorders and related products, as well as to provide information about streaming technology for video professionals. The multi-city tour launches in Boston on Aug. 26, 2014, at the Boston Marriott Newton, and continues to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Sept. 23. The free seminars run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include lunch.
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BlackTrax Brings Marvel Comics Closer to its Audience at Super-Hero Speeds
News: BlackTrax Brings Marvel Comics Closer to its Audience at Super-Hero SpeedsBiggest-Ever Deployment of Realtime Motion-Tracking as Marvel Universe LIVE! Touring Arena Show Heads Out on Tour
Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Spider-Man and 20 other action heroes are all coming to an arena near you – and as a part of Feld Entertainment’s "Marvel Universe LIVE!" CAST BlackTrax motion-tracking solution is bringing these favorite Marvel comic characters to life as never before.
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MotionElements Launches VisualSearch for Faster & More Relevant Searches
MotionElements Implements VisualSearch Technology to its Search Engine to Enable Faster and More Relevant Results for its Buyers.
MotionElements Pte Ltd (http://www.motionelements.com) has announced the launch of its improved search engine featuring new powerful visual similarity search technology to help stock media buyers find relevant content faster.
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JMR Announces General Availability of New BlueStor Networked Storage Server for SMB Shared Storage Applications
News: JMR Announces General Availability of New BlueStor Networked Storage Server for SMB Shared Storage ApplicationsJMR's 'affordable performance' enterprise-class networked server touts longest industry warranty and available in three NAS configurations - including High Availability Cluster 64-bit
August 14, 2014 – JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, announced today the general availability of their newly affordable Dual RAID BlueStor™ Networked Storage Server powered by euroNAS software OS.
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JMR Adds to ProBracket Line Up for Apple Mac Pro
News: JMR Adds to ProBracket Line Up for Apple Mac ProInnovative Mounting Systems for Apple Mac Pro Receiving Overwhelming Response – Company Adds Sliding Rack Mounts for Single and Dual Computers Plus Cooling Accessory
JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions announced today that they have added three new additions to their ProBracketTM family of mounting hardware for the Apple® Mac Pro® computer.
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Xytech Launches MediaPulse Cloud at IBC 2014
News: Xytech Launches MediaPulse Cloud at IBC 2014Company Redefines Facility Management Software with MediaPulse 2014 IBC Stand # 6.C22
Xytech, the market leader in facility management software for the broadcast, production, media services and video transmission industries, will introduce MediaPulse Cloud at IBC 2014. MediaPulse Cloud delivers the complete functionality of Xytech's flagship MediaPulse platform in a secure, managed solution operating 24/7/365. With Xytech's scalable cloud offering, customers will no longer need to purchase, maintain and upgrade their own IT infrastructure.
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General Dynamics Mediaware to Demonstrate 4K Ultra HD HEVC Ad Insertion at IBC 2014
General Dynamics Mediaware to Demonstrate 4K Ultra HD HEVC Ad Insertion at IBC 2014
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A Wonderful World of Color
Technicolor-PostWorks’ The Room Posts “The Giver”
The Room, the boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, recently completed two months of post-production finishing on "The Giver," the new film from director Phillip Noyce and The Weinstein Company. In a project involving numerous creative and technical challenges, the facility handled editorial conforming and color grading. The latter included applying the finishing touch to an onscreen world that undergoes a gradual transition from black & white to color.
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ATTO Partners with JB&A As Value Added Distributor
JB&A to Help eExpand ATTO’s Channel Network, Train and Certify Partners and Offer Value Added Services to Help Partners Ensure Success.
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for more than 25 years, today announced that it has signed a new channel distribution agreement with JB&A Distribution, the well-established experts in media management and IP video distribution. JB&A will distribute ATTO’s complete portfolio of products that supports the ever increasing demands of higher resolutions, multiple formats and complete integration with a company's IT infrastructure in order to create and monetize content. JB&A’s strategic initiatives combined with its established channel network will help ATTO expand its market reach and strengthen its presence in North America.
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DNA’s Director X Creates a Manning Football Fantasy for DIRECTV
Following up the viral hit “Football on your Phone,” DNA’s Director X transports the NFL’s beloved Manning brothers into a fantasy world for DIRECTV in “Fantasy Football Fantasy.”
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OTOY Expands OctaneRender™ Integration to NUKE, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4, and Digital Molecular Matter Engine
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today announced expanded support for its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, giving artists and animators more choice in where and how they work and accelerating content creation by bringing lightning fast true-to-life rendering to four more popular 3D applications. Along with previously announced plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, OctaneRender™ plugins are also in development for The Foundry’s NUKE compositing software, Side Effects Software’s Houdini™ 3D animation software, Autodesk’s MotionBuilder® 3D character animation software, and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
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Camera Corps Maintains Focus on Innovation at IBC2014 with Version 3 Cricket Stump Cam
Camera Corps has chosen IBC2014 as the global launch platform for the latest version of the legendary Cricket Stump Cam which has long set the standard for capturing dynamic close-ups of major national matches and international tours.
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Camera Corps Chooses IBC2014 for First European Showing of Q3 and MeerCat
Camera Corps will demonstrate the latest additions to its range of robotic camera systems at IBC2014 in Amsterdam, September 12-16. Taking centre stage will be the Q3 pan/tilt/zoom/focus head and MeerCat miniature camera, both introduced at NAB in April and now fully deliverable. Q3 and MeerCat can be integrated easily with all Camera Corps' current control systems. Up to 96 cameras of various types can be joystick-controlled by up to four operators and four vision engineers.
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Maxell Professional Adds Camera Accessories to Product Portfolio
News: Maxell Professional Adds Camera Accessories to Product Portfolio− Specialized Connectors and Power Solutions Meet the Needs of Broadcast and Video Professionals −
Recognized as a storage and backup media technology leader, Maxell Professional Media is excited to announce the addition of new professional camera accessories to its current product portfolio. Built with the commitment to high quality and durability, the products mark Maxell's entry into the professional camera accessories market.
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Vicon redefines motion capture with unprecedented new products at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Vicon redefines motion capture with unprecedented new products at SIGGRAPH 2014Launches new retargeting and solving tool and latest version of Blade software
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced the launch of two new products, Pegasus and Pegasus Advanced, a new set of retargeting and solving tools developed with IKinema, as well as Blade 3, the newest version of its industry-leading capture and data processing software at SIGGRAPH 2014 (booth #733). The products offer a new level of flexibility, accessibility and increased value for money in motion capture.
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Harmonic Helps The Weather Channel Improve Efficiency and Flexibility
News: Harmonic Helps The Weather Channel Improve Efficiency and FlexibilityHarmonic Ingest, Storage, Playout, and Transcoding Systems Enable Agile Production and Delivery of Timely Multiplatform News and Programming
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that The Weather Channel© has deployed a comprehensive ingest, playout, and transcoding solution from Harmonic to support the network's content acquisition management system. The network also installed a complement of new Harmonic systems in its master control for short- and long-form program playout.
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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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This After Effects tutorial demonstrates how to simulate augmented reality centered around a city billboard by compositing green screen footage and editing it into the scene.
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From under the sea to outer space
Award-winning host of underwater documentary series tackles the world’s first live-action planetarium film using Creative Cloud Cinematographer Jonathan Bird is one of the lucky ones. He’s successfully combined his love for scuba diving and photography into an award-winning career. After more than a decade of delivering underwater photography and video...
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Filmcity video camera shoulder mount kit (FC-105) with PROAIM Camera Follow Focus X1 (FF-X1)
As an independent filmmaker, it's always a struggle to find quality gear at a decent price. There are many different options with many different functionalities and prices. You have to do A LOT of research to really find decent gear! Recently, I had stumbled upon an online store called PROAIM....
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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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In this Post Production Quick Tip: Walter shows how taking just a few moments to rename your editing audio and video tracks in your NLE can pay big dividends for organization, collaboration, finish and revisions later in your production cycle.
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