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Visual Effects Society Launches New YouTube Channel Dedicated to VFX
Site to Showcase Exclusive and Best-in-Class Curated Content
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, launched its new YouTube Channel, providing unique access to the world of visual effects and the artists who create them. The channel is designed to showcase outstanding examples of visual effects artistry and innovation from around the world, practical skills demonstrations, insights from leading practitioners and original content from VES signature events, workshops and forums.
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Post-Nab 2014 Editors’ Lounge To Feature The Latest From Avid
News: Post-Nab 2014 Editors’ Lounge To Feature The Latest From AvidWhether you attended NAB this year, or couldn’t make it, you won’t want to miss this month’s Editors’ Lounge where industry professionals will have the chance to get an up-close look at all the new features and latest gear from Avid. Product designers and managers are coming from the Massachusetts office to give demonstrations throughout the evening and will be available to answer questions and discuss Avid’s strategy and vision for the future. Special date for the event will be Friday, April 25th at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave, Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required to attend the event.
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The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is now available for purchase with a Dual-Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade
News: The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is now available for purchase with a Dual-Pixel CMOS AF Feature UpgradeThe Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is now available for purchase with a Dual-Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade. The revolutionary Dual-Pixel CMOS AF technology, originally introduced on the Canon EOS 70D, will enable continuous autofocusing with Canon’s entire EF lens lineup. Additionally, the EOS C100 now has three new EF lens kit bundles to complement the Dual-Pixel CMOS AF technology.
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2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic Partnership
News: 2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic PartnershipPost Facilities to Work Cooperatively to Deliver Digital Supply Chain and Traditional Post Services to Clients Nationwide.
2G Digital, a Burbank post production facility specializing in digital supply chain services, and DuArt, a New York facility offering comprehensive post production services for video, digital media and film, have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow both companies to expand their geographic reach and add new services.
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K-Tek TadpoleX Holds GoPro and more
News: K-Tek TadpoleX Holds GoPro and moreK-Tek, makers of award-winning video camera and audio accessories, boom poles and microphone support products, announces the TadpoleX, the newest member of its Tadpole small camera handle lineup. Tadpoles have become the popular solution for holding small HD action cameras.
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Third Person, First Rate Projection: TDC Delivers Tech And Crew to Ground-Breaking Australian Movie Production for TEDx Sydney
News: Third Person, First Rate Projection: TDC Delivers Tech And Crew to Ground-Breaking Australian Movie Production for TEDx SydneyDelegates at the forthcoming TEDx Sydney conference onSaturday 26 April are set to be wowed by a breakthrough film by Kate Kazokas and Lucy Adelaide – thanks in no small part to projection technology and technical support services supplied by the TDC - Technical Direction Company.
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Zoic Makes An Explosive Entrance For Scion
News: Zoic Makes An Explosive Entrance For ScionCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios morphs a seemingly ordinary lunch date into an explosive entrance in the surprisingly full throttle :30 “Arrival” for Scion out of Attik, San Francisco. The spot features the slick new 2014 Scion FR-S adeptly racing through winding roads, coming to a stop beside an outdoor café. As a young couple casually exits the car, a massive explosion ignites in their wake, leaving them nonplussed as they continue forward to meet their gaping friends.
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Input Media upgrades with Custom Consoles Module R furniture
News: Input Media upgrades with Custom Consoles Module R furnitureInput Media, one of Britain's leading specialists in sports television production, has invested in Custom Consoles Module-R furniture as part of a major technical upgrade at its studios in west London. The new installation includes seven desks and several bench tops for voiceover booths.
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Camera Corps Q3 Takes Centre stage at 2014 NAB Show
News: Camera Corps Q3 Takes Centre stage at 2014 NAB ShowCamera Corps reports a swarm of interest in its new Q3 compact robotic head among television production creatives attending the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters' Show in Las Vegas, April 7-10. Five years on from the launch of the multiple-award-winning Q-Ball, Q3 is completely redesigned to offer more features, greater sensitivity and higher image quality.
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NBCUniversal Promotes Anand Kini to Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Insights
NBCUniversal today promoted Anand Kini to Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Insights. In this new role, Kini will continue to shape and develop NBCUniversal’s long term strategic direction, and also will assume responsibility for data-driven consumer and business insights. Kini now joins the NBCUniversal Executive Committee and will report directly to Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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Cinemartin releases PLIN: a Plugin for NLEs & Adobe Premiere to export to ProRes and H.265
Cinemartin, the European team Spain based, producer of the acclaimed Cinemartin Cinec encoder video converter software that accepts almost any video input source and enable video users to export to Prores and H265 on windows, now announces the release of Cinemartin PLIN, a plugin for NLE editors including Adobe Premiere that allow users to export to Prores and H.265 directly from the editor.
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Denon Professional's DN-700R Selected by KCHO-FM
Northstate Public Radio Turns to SD/USB Audio Recorder to Provide Networked Recording, Archiving, and Playback Capabilities
Denon Professional, a leading provider of media management and distribution systems for professional applications, today announced that the company's DN-700R network SD/USB audio recorder has been selected to support Northern California's Northstate Public Radio station, KCHO-FM. Using simple networking and recording capabilities, the station is easily able to archive on-air material, organize playlists across its network, and play back audio files from any of the station's studios.
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Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Motion
News: Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and MotionYanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. The plugin provides comprehensive interface to produce a large palette of Motion Graphics including networks, diagrams, particles, points or text clouds and more.
Yanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin for FCP, Premiere Pro, AE and Motion that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. Yanobox Nodes takes its inspiration from data visualizations and networks. Diagrams of nodes and complex networks visualizations are becoming very popular in motion graphics because of their underlying beauty.
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Shotgun Client Review Site is Now Available
News: Shotgun Client Review Site is Now AvailableEnables Studios to Share Work with Clients on Desktops or Mobile Devices Securely and Easily
Shotgun Software has released Shotgun 5.3 featuring a new, integrated Shotgun Client Review Site. This toolset enables creative companies to share media with clients or anyone outside the studio securely, with one click, through free, unlimited client accounts, to desktops or mobile devices. All client feedback is automatically tracked and recorded in Shotgun. The Shotgun Client Review Site replaces a time- and labor-intensive process with a single click, for both studios and their clients.
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HDBaseT Alliance Will Demo Primeview’s New Super Narrow Gap Video Wall Solution at NAB Show 2014
Primeview’s New Display Features a Nearly Invisible Bezel and HDBaseT Technology Integration
The HDBaseT Alliance booth at the 2014 NAB show will feature the first-ever public demonstration of Primeview’s newest HDBaseT-enabled Super Narrow Gap 55” LED LCD video wall solution. The Primeview engineering team has managed to reduce the bezel gap by 40 percent, making it the industry’s thinnest display bezel at a nearly seamless 3.6 mm. This unique design and HDBaseT integration make it ideal for video walls in broadcast control rooms and studios. NAB Show attendees can see a demonstration of a 2x2 video wall at the Alliance’s booth (booth# SU11914).
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HDBaseT Alliance at NAB 2014: Christie Joins the Alliance, Unveils New HDBaseT-enabled Projectors
The HDBaseT Alliance and Christie, at the annual NAB Show announce Christie has joined HDBaseT Alliance and integrated the technology into its Q series projectors. NAB attendees will be able to see a sample of the new Christie HDBaseT projectors at the Alliance booth (#SU 11914).
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VITEC Unveils New End-to-End 4K IPTV Solution for Enterprise TV and Sports Venues
4k Ultra HD Streaming presented as part of Sony 4K Vision Presenter Technology Demonstration at NAB
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video streaming solutions, today announced it has partnered with Sony to show a live demonstration of their new End-to-End 4K IPTV solution for real-time, multicast distribution of Ultra HD video.
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Anvato Wins Streaming Media Best of NAB 2014 Award
Anvato, the integrated TV Everywhere platform provider for broadcasters, was honored as the winner of the Best of NAB 2014 Award, presented by Streaming Media magazine.
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Echostreams Partners with Mellanox and Enmotus Showcasing Tiered-Storage at National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2014 Booth# SL10810
Echostreams showcases FlacheSAN1 server at NAB 2014 Las Vegas with Mellanox and Enmotus tiered storage performing 3 sustainable 4K streams throughput in a short depth 1U server at just under 300W of power consumption.
(City of Industry, California--April 14, 2014) Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC. today announced the FlacheSAN1, tiered SSD and HDD storage array OEM platform with 20x hot-swappable 6Gbps SATA drives, has achieved a new performance height by having four Flash SSD and 16 hard drives transmitting concurrently three 4K video resolutions concurrently each over FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand or 40Gb/s Ethernet with RoCE links, out of a single 1U tiered storage server. For high throughput applications such as post production workflow, ingesting, editing, color grading, and media rendering this system can sustain three 4K streams concurrently and improves users’ productivity.
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Echostreams Teams Up with LSI and Microsoft to Demonstrate High-Availability Virtualized Shared Storage for Media Professionals at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas at LVCC Booth No.SL10810
Company showcases a complete family of Microsoft Server 2012 R2 certified cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms designed for OEMs, ranging from entry-level UP Intel E3 Haswell to top-of-the-line DP E5 Ivy Bridge, enhanced with LSI Syncro™® CS 9271-8i active/active redundant RAID adapters.
Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC. today announced the availability of an entire family of redundant server platforms, DuraStreams™, that are designed specifically for various Small-Medium-Business (SMB) verticals, with the support of the latest LSI Syncro® CS HA DAS technology. These platforms are certified under Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 for continuous availability, ideal for OEMs, System Integrators and Value-Added-Resellers building “Business in a Box” and “Branch in a Box” all-in-one Windows Server Hyper-V appliances. Knowing there are different needs coming from different SMB verticals that cannot be satisfied with “one-size-fits-all” approach, Echostreams has developed not one, but five different cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms supporting E3, E5-1400, E5-1600, and E5-2600 platforms. Environments suitable for these cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms include Retail, Medical/Dental Offices, Hotels & Restaurants, Education, Media & Broadcasting, and many others.
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ACME Portable: First Ever Portable Workstation with 4K Resolution
ACME Portable, the manufacturer of high-performance portable computers, is showcasing at NAB Show 2014, Booth# SL8827 the first ever portable workstation with Ultra HD 4K display. This portable workstation, called the MegaPAC L2, is ideal for many professional works that involve 4K display, including but not limited to 3D rendering, post-production processes, and professional photography.
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Matrox at Streaming Media East 2014 — Product Preview
Video Streaming and Recording Appliance and Live Production Streaming Systems to Be Featured
At Streaming Media East 2014 (New York City, May 13-14, Booth 317), Matrox® Video will showcase Matrox Monarch HD™ video streaming and recording appliances and Matrox VS4™-based live production streaming systems for use with Telestream® Wirecast® or StudioCoast vMix software. In addition, Matrox MicroQuad™ multiviewers will be demonstrated.
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Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities
Combined Technologies Facilitate Quick and Easy File Transfer for Customers
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, A Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis’ MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis’ technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
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MochaImport+ for NUKE Bridges Complex VFX Pipelines
New VFX Utility Provides Tight Integration Between NUKE’s Node-Based Workflow and Mocha Pro, Connecting High-End 3D and Stereo Compositing with Groundbreaking Planar Tracking
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and mamoworld, innovative developer of motion graphics and VFX software, today announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The newest VFX utility application to come out of the long-standing partnership between Imagineer Systems and mamoworld, MochaImport+ for NUKE bridges data flow between NUKE and mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work seamlessly on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.
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Oklahoma Filmmaker Wins MōVI M5 Stabilizer in Shutterstock Drawing
News: Oklahoma Filmmaker Wins MōVI M5 Stabilizer in Shutterstock DrawingAdam Smith, co-owner of Duncan, Oklahoma based video production company Smith Pixels, was the big winner at the Shutterstock-hosted Wednesday afternoon drawing at NAB 2014. Shutterstock, a fast growing stock footage company, gave a series of in-booth seminars at its exhibit in the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Vitec Videocom Announces Intention to Acquire Autocue
As part of an ongoing strategic program to deliver improved service, support and experience to its customers worldwide, along with innovative products, Vitec Videocom, a division of the Vitec Group plc, has reached a conditional agreement to acquire Autocue.
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Stardust Employs “Social Filmmaking”for New, 7-Eleven Commercial Campaign
News: Stardust Employs “Social Filmmaking”for New, 7-Eleven Commercial CampaignThe creative team at Stardust has just completed an innovative commercial campaign for 7-Eleven, featuring the iconic Slurpee. Created primarily for broadcast, the campaign is a Social Media-inspired collage of stills, video, and stop-motion sequences that capture the spirit of a “Slurpee Summer.”
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FXHOME Announces HitFilm Plugins for After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Vegas and Motion
More than 130 VFX, Compositing, Motion Graphics and Grading Plugins Now Available for the First Time
FXHOME has today announced that many of its VFX, compositing, motion graphics and grading effects will soon be available for the first time for After Effects, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Motion. The versatile plugins collection from the software developer’s popular HitFilm video editing programme will be launched at the 2014 NAB Show on 7-10 April in Las Vegas.
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Sound Devices Introduces The ‘970’ its First Dedicated Rack-Mounted Audio Solution at The 2014 NAB SHOW
64-Track Dante and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Recorder Makes Industry Debut
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces 970, its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording, including drama and reality production, and live concert recording.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders With Introduction Of PIX 270i and PIX 250i AT NAB 2014
New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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New Documentary by DNA Director Nigel Dick Makes its Premiere at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
News: New Documentary by DNA Director Nigel Dick Makes its Premiere at WorldFest-Houston International Film FestivalOne of the star directors at live-action production company DNA, Nigel Dick, is hitting the festival scene this week with his latest independent documentary, “Berlin Calling.” The film is an emotionally-riveting story of Kastle Waserman, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, as she pulls back the suburban veil to uncover the chilling secrets of her father’s life as a Jewish man in WWII Germany.
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DSLR Video Guru Barry Andersson Relies on Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone for Authenticity of Sound, Ease of Set up and Reliability
News: DSLR Video Guru Barry Andersson Relies on Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone for Authenticity of Sound, Ease of Set up and ReliabilityAuthor of The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real World Production Techniques and Instructor of DSLR Dynamics Two-Day Masterclass Says Audio is 'Mission Critical'
As the video industry continues to experience unprecedented growth following the advent of DSLRs and the explosion of mobile devices, there has been a massive increase not just in the amount of video consumers, but also video content creators. Barry Andersson, author of The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real World Production Techniques and instructor of DSLR Dynamics' two-day masterclass on video production, is helping thousands of aspiring filmmakers become intimately familiar with the tools they need to create professional looking — and sounding — DSLR-based videos. Andersson depends on his Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphone to deliver consistently reliable and authentic sounding results.
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Ready-to-use 4K Broadcast Graphics Solution from Ventuz and Blackmagic at NAB
Ventuz and Blackmagic Partner Up at NAB 2014 To Showcase A Cost-Efficient, Off-The-Shelf 4K Broadcast Graphics Workflow In Booth #SL11127. Software/hardware Integration Enables Live, On-Air Broadcast Graphics Without Pre-Rendering.
Ventuz Technology, developer of resolution-independent, real-time graphics software and Blackmagic Design, manufacturer of creative video technology join forces to provide an affordable, off-the-shelf solution that can be used today for 4K Ultra HD broadcasts.
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Matrox Video Wall Controller Boards Chosen as Finalist for 2014 Install Awards
Matrox Mura MPX Series Powers 54-Monitor Video Wall Installed by ALMOE AV Systems at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai
Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced that the Matrox Mura™ MPX Series of capture and display boards has been shortlisted for a Star Product Award in the Public Display/Retail category of the 2014 InstallAwards. Mura MPX Series was chosen as a finalist based on its key role in the overall system design of an immense 54-monitor digital signage wall in the Mall of the Emirates atrium that was installed by ALMOE AV Systems. The wall displays dynamic digital signage content aimed at the 33-million-plus shoppers visiting one of the largest shopping centers in the Middle East every year.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Streams Content Through the Cloud
Grass Valley Offers Customers the Ability to Stream Content to The Cloud Across the Globe Using Microsoft Azure
Booths SL206 and N2513 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that it will provide content producers using EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software a means of transcoding to a streaming format directly from their HQ/HQX assets. Microsoft Azure Media Services is licensing support for Grass Valley’s HQ Codec/HQX Codec, opening new doors for EDIUS users by giving them the improved functionality and flexibility to upload and stream content to a wider variety of environments through the cloud.
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Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014
News: Zylight Brings Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel to NAB 2014Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is showcasing an improved F8 LED Fresnel at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C5346), which runs through April 10 in Las Vegas, Nev. Introduced last year, the reengineered lighting instrument still delivers close to the light output of a traditional 1000-watt Fresnel and collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport, but a number of refinements deliver improved performance for field and studio applications.
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TSL PRoducts Previews PAM PICO Matrix Software At NAB 2014
New Software Delivers Online Management and Configuration Capabilities
TSL Products, manufacturer of audio monitoring solutions, surround sound microphones and processors, broadcast control systems and power management tools, is pleased to announce the unveiling of the new PAM PiCo PC Matrix Configuration software application at NAB 2014 (Booth N1123). In combination with the loudness logging, screen grab and system update software application, the matrix configuration program completes a suite of tools designed to make the PAM PiCo the most comprehensive compact, all-in-one loudness measurement and level metering solution on the market.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at The 2014 NAB Show
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Announces Winner of Charitable Raffle at The 2014 NAB ShowLeading Camera Support Company Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Giveaway
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, hosted a charitable raffle event for the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520) as part of the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations. The Australian-owned camera support equipment company toasted its success with champagne, and esteemed British filmmaker Philip Bloom announced Mighty Chuchaisri as the winner of its exclusive giveaway!
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NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Introduce New 64-bit Restoration Software DRS™Nova
News: NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Introduce New 64-bit Restoration Software DRS™NovaSuccessor to MTI Film’s industry Standard Correct DRS™ Software, The New Product Represents The Next Step Forward In Digital Restoration.
At NAB 2014, MTI Film will introduce DRS™Nova, a new digital restoration software that is the successor to Correct DRS™, which has served as the industry’s standard for digital film restoration for more than 20 years. DRS™Nova represents a new milestone in digital film restoration, combining native 64-bit processing, resolution independence and a file-based architecture to deliver a leap forward in performance, flexibility and power.
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TMD Brings Physical Assets Into The Digital World
New Modular Software Boosts Productivity and Security for Those Migrating From Physical to Digital, and for Audiovisual Libraries Seeking to Best Preserve Original Assets
Booth N3425 – TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has added yet more functionality to the Library module of its Mediaflex asset management system. The new software version will be of particular interest to those who still retain physical assets, either because they are migrating large legacy archives, or because they need to keep the originals for their historical and cultural value.
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Sound Devices Introduces The ‘970’ Its First Dedicated Rack-Mounted Audio Solution at The 2014 NAB Show
64-Track Dante and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Recorder Makes Industry Debut
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces 970, its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording, including drama and reality production, and live concert recording.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014
News: Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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RTW Introduces TM3-Primus Touchmonitor
News: RTW Introduces TM3-Primus TouchmonitorUltra-Compact Meter Enables Extensive Loudness and Audio Metering Capabilities for a Variety of Applications and Budgets
RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to introduce at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C1246), the new TM3-Primus, a highly compact and innovative addition to the company’s TouchMonitor range of audio meters. This latest model from the award-winning TouchMonitor series provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments.
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Unas Media Productions Expands Live Multiscreen Streaming Operations with Digital Rapids StreamZ Live 4000EX Encoders
News: Unas Media Productions Expands Live Multiscreen Streaming Operations with Digital Rapids StreamZ Live 4000EX EncodersAustria-based Unas Media Productions has expanded their streaming operations with the purchase of eight dual-channel StreamZ Live 4000EX multiscreen encoders, transform premium content including high-profile, live sporting events into multiple output formats for global distribution on a variety of online and mobile platforms, The new StreamZ Live 4000EX builds on Digital Rapids' proven flexibility, quality and reliability with enhanced performance, fault tolerance and control capabilities
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- announced today that Unas Media Productions, the Austria-based video production company within Sportsman Media Holding, has expanded their streaming operations with the purchase of eight dual-channel StreamZ Live 4000EX multiscreen encoders.
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ATEME Unveils Advancements in Support of HEVC Video Compression at NAB 2014
Company Leads the Industry in Developing High Performance, HEVC-Ready Hardware and Software Solutions
National Association of Broadcasters, South Hall, Upper, Booth #SU7102 – ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression for the broadcast industry, today announced key enhancements to its TITAN Live video processing solution.
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Dalet Adds More Functionality to Its Adobe Premiere Pro CC-Dalet MAM Integration
New Dalet Xtend Update Features Enhanced Adobe Project Sharing, Individual Sequence Saving and Proxy Editing, Plus Advanced Metadata Handling and Genealogy Tracking
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, unveiled a new release of its Dalet Xtend module for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC at NAB 2014 (booth SL2725). Deployed at several Dalet/Adobe customer sites, Dalet Xtend for Adobe lets Adobe Premiere Pro CC editors connect directly to the Dalet MAM platform.
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Neumann Launches Digital Version of its KH 120 Nearfield Studio Monitor
News: Neumann Launches Digital Version of its KH 120 Nearfield Studio MonitorEnhanced Version of KH 120 Features Digital Inputs, Time Delay Compensation
Premium audio brand Neumann announced the launch of its first digital studio monitor: the KH 120 D. Based on the KH 120 A small format studio monitor launched in 2010, the KH 120 D sets a new standard of sonic quality and price-performance ratio in the compact nearfield monitor segment. The KH 120 D will be on display at the Neumann booth at the 2014 NAB Show [booth C3217] and will be shipping this summer.
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Taillight Director Shane Drake’s Music Video for Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift’s ‘Highway Don’t Care,’ Featuring Keith Urban on Guitar, Takes Home The ACM’s Award For ‘Music Video of the Year’ After Garnering The Top Honor At The
News: Taillight Director Shane Drake’s Music Video for Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift’s ‘Highway Don’t Care,’ Featuring Keith Urban on Guitar, Takes Home The ACM’s Award For ‘Music Video of the Year’ After Garnering The Top Honor At TheDrake Continues His Sweep Of The ‘Video of the Year’ Category With A Second Consecutive ACM Win For The Acclaimed Collaborative Video
Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift’s music video, ‘Highway Don’t Care,’ directed by Shane Drake of Taillight, and featuring Keith Urban on guitar, followed up its recent win at the 47th CMA’s with a second ‘Video of the Year’ award from the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM).
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DAS Unveils Initial Lineup of Experts and Case Studies from Real World Digital Asset Projects
Multi-Industry Experts Look at the Lifecycle of Assets from Production Through Rights Management
AMIA has announced the preliminary lineup for its popular Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA.
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LOGAN Expands into Film and Television with the Launch of Logan Pictures
Award-winning creative studio and production company, LOGAN, is expanding the boundaries of its leading edge creative prowess with a new content development arm called Logan Pictures, which launches with a diverse slate of film, television, and new media projects. The company’s first feature film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, was received with high praise and positive reviews from critics at Sundance Film Festival 2014 and kicked off the 2014 New Directors / New Films Festival at the MoMA in New York City. The new operation will be led by producer Nick Moceri and overseen by LOGAN founders, Ben Conrad and Alexei Tylevich.
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Colorfront Launches Express Dailies 2014 And On-Set Dailies 2014 With Transkoder
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, today introduced the latest 2014 versions of its industry-leading dailies software – Express Dailies 2014 and On-Set Dailies 2014 with the new Transkoder option. Colorfront will show both new products during NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle Lenses
News: NAB Debut Of Dome Productions’ Latest Production Truck Features FUJINON Wide-Angle LensesFUJINON XA99x and HA14x Lenses on Board Silver to Capture All the Angles for Live Production
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced that its lenses are on board the new mobile truck, Silver, from Dome Productions, a leading production facility provider based in Toronto. The truck is currently showcased at the NAB 2014 convention, held in Las Vegas, which began on Monday of this week.
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Latest Version of DaVinci Resolve Improves EDIUS Integration
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 11 Supports Grass Valley’s HQ/HQX Codec to Streamline Workflow
Grass Valley, a Belden brand, announces that EDIUS 7 users can now benefit from HQ/HQX support with Blackmagic Design’s latest version of its color corrector software, DaVinci Resolve 11 – which is being unveiled at NAB 2014. This provides EDIUS users with a smoother import/export workflow with quick access to a powerful and creative color correction toolset. DaVinci Resolve handles complex color grades, multi-point tracking, blurs, and more.
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Lyon Video Upgrades OB Vans with Grass Valley’s New LDX XtremeSpeed 6X Ultra Slow-Motion Cameras & K2 Dyno Replay System
Pioneering Technology of the LDX XS Teamed with K2 Dyno Provides Uncompromised Performance and Storytelling Ability for Lyon’s Mobile Productions
For cutting-edge productions within its mobile production fleet, veteran mobile broadcaster Lyon Video has purchased two LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras, two XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber transmission solutions, and a K2 Dyno Replay System from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Introduced at NAB 2014, the powerful new LDX XtremeSpeed camera delivers instant time-to-air capabilities and integrates seamlessly into live workflows with 3X (1080p) and 6X (720p/1080i) speeds for ultimate versatility, including a standard-speed 1X live output. Lyon Video's LDX XS cameras will be teamed up with the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System with its AnySpeed dynamic playback technology to provide smooth playback at any speed from 0% to 200% and all speed transitions for ultra slow-motion 6X playout. This will dramatically expand the ability of replay operators to tell a compelling story during replays to keep viewers engaged.
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Mobile TV Group Upgrades Eight Mobile Units with Grass Valley Ultra Slow-Motion Technology
Sixteen LDX XtremeSpeed Cameras and Eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems Modernize MTVG’s Replay and Highlights Workflow
Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to upgrade eight of its dual-feed mobile production trucks with a workflow that delivers stunning imagery with super and ultra slow-motion replays for its clients. MTVG has purchased 16 LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras and eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems for the delivery of compelling live sports coverage with crisp imagery for instant replays and highlights packages. Seven FOX Sports regional networks will receive these systems along with one for Root Sports Rocky Mountain. Each mobile unit will have two ultra slow-motion cameras.
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TASCAM Showcases Three New Clock Generators at The 2014 NAB Show
News: TASCAM Showcases Three New Clock Generators at The 2014 NAB ShowTASCAM, a division of TEAC America and part of Gibson Brands, Inc., will have its three brand new clock generators on display for the first time at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL4230). Comprising the CG-2000, CG-1800 and CG-1000 models, each was specifically designed for a particular market segment, including broadcast, post production and professional recording to keep audio and video signals in sync.
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Grass Valley Delivers Powerful 4K Editing Solutions to Japanese Broadcaster KTV
Station Improves Quality and Efficiency with EDIUS Turnkey Nonlinear Editing Systems
Japan’s KTV, the Kansai Telecasting Corporation located in Osaka, has migrated to a full 4K editing system with powerful, forward-thinking newsroom solutions from Grass Valley, A Belden Brand. The station has purchased the EDIUS HDWS 4K desktop turnkey system and EDIUS Elite HDWS 3GX system for powerful, real-time 4K editing capabilities. KTV also purchased Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production Tools and K2 Summit media server for a complete, file-based workflow to be used in conjunction with EDIUS for powerful editing functionality across its newsroom operations.
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Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities
Combined Technologies Facilitate Quick and Easy File Transfer for Customers
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis’ MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis’ technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
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Grass Valley Partners with deltatre to Demonstrate Multiplatform Live Sports Production Distribution
Partnership Offers Easy And Simplified Delivery Of Content To Digital Media Platforms
At NAB 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, with sports media and technology firm deltatre, will showcase a combined live sports production solution with Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS Digital Media Platform (DMP) and deltatre’s Diva integrated video application. This partnership will provide broadcasters with a comprehensive, tightly integrated workflow that simplifies digital publishing to make content delivery to multiple digital media platforms more accessible and easier to deploy—lowering operational costs and maximizing new business opportunities.
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New JVC Blu-Ray / Hard Drive Combo Decks Author, Duplicate And Record Direct-To-Disc Without a PC
News: New JVC Blu-Ray / Hard Drive Combo Decks Author, Duplicate And Record Direct-To-Disc Without a PCJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced two new models in its successful line of professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo decks. Designed to provide easy duplication and disc authoring without a PC, the SR-HD1350US and SR-HD1700US can create Blu-ray or DVDs directly from live video inputs or from video files stored on built-in hard drives. The new combo decks will be demonstrated at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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RED Relies On Nipros Camera Systems For NAB Demos
News: RED Relies On Nipros Camera Systems For NAB DemosNAB BOOTH #N314: Seeking a high performance camera system to support NAB demos of their 4K/HD EPIC DRAGON Cinema Camera, RED Digital Cinema engineers reached out to Samaserve CTO Sal Sandoval for details on the Nipros LS-750GT and LS 750 camera-mounted fiber adapter systems. The demos, scheduled throughout the 4-day NAB Show, will find the DRAGON providing a live 4K feed produced at the Vizrt booth (#SL2419)’s “Virtual Studio” set that will be sent to the Snell booth (#N1820), located in separate halls, via fiber-optic cabling for viewing and live switching.
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FSI @ NAB 2014: Making Things More Complete. New Division, New Features, & New Products
News: FSI @ NAB 2014: Making Things More Complete. New Division, New Features, & New ProductsWe understand that professionals like you need more than just one product that is good at one thing. You need complete solutions for a wide variety of applications. In order to help meet those needs we are officially unveiling some new and upcoming features and products that will make our already capable monitor lineup even more versatile.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014
News: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Showcases Complete Line of Best-Selling RF Central microLITE Transmitters At Nab 2014Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, showcases its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C6025 and OE1344). Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF Central microLite HD camera-back transmitters, including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
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Atomos Licence ProRes Codec to Panasonic at NAB 2014
Panasonic Pedigree and Atomos Innovation and Speed is a Perfect Partnership for VariCam 35
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, announce a strategic partnership at NAB 2014. Atomos will licence their Apple ProRes codec to Panasonic for the VariCam35 camera.
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4K Killer Combination from Atomos and Sony
Atomos 7" Shogun and Sony A7S Camera 4K Recording Solution Shown for the First Time at NAB 2014
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Apple ProRes Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will show the brand new 4K Shogun 7" IPS monitor/recorder alongside the new Sony A7S at NAB 2014. The Shogun is currently the only 4K HDMI recording solution that can take full advantage of the new A7S's full 35mm ultra-sensitive 12 mega pixel video sensor, clean HDMI out, 120 fps HD and custom HDMI timecode and start/stop trigger.
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Atomos Announce Revolutionary Shogun
Atomos Show New 4K HDMI Monitor/Recorder at NAB 2014
Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will launch the new 4K Apple ProRes and RAW capable 12G-SDI and 4K HDMI Shogun at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532). "Shogun is the culmination of everything we stand for, amazing edit codec's from the sensor like 4K ProRes and RAW Cinema DNG. Affordable 4K recording through Raided HDD's and SSD's and unbelievable custom panels for monitoring". said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. "Super light and slim and at a price point under 2K. We offer a faster more affordable camera to timeline workflow with revolutionary 4K cameras from Sony, Panasonic and Canon".
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iZotope Nectar® Elements Now Shipping in Sony Vegas™ Pro 13
iZotope, Inc, a leading audio technology company, has again partnered with Sony Creative Software to provide Nectar Elements as part of Sony’s Vegas Pro 13 video production environment. Nectar Elements, a vocal processing plug-in, is built on an easy-to-use interface, intuitive controls, and extensive preset system for processing vocals quickly to professional results.
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Tekserve Makes Shared 4K Broadcast Production a Reality at NAB 2014
Tekserve to Demonstrate Complete Video Workflows Leveraging the Extreme Bandwidth of the NetApp E-Series and EF550 Storage Arrays
Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals in a variety of markets, will demonstrate a complete video workflow solution at NetApp’s NAB booth (SL9510), featuring the new NetApp E-5500 series and EF550 all-flash array.
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Building On Record 2013, Hiccup Media Expands With New Talent And Redesigned Company Web Site
News: Building On Record 2013, Hiccup Media Expands With New Talent And Redesigned Company Web SiteFull Service Creative Content Shop Celebrates Eight Years with Renewed Corporate Growth Strategy Emphasizing Winning Formula as Resource For Agencies And Client-Direct
In 2006 when former agency producer Rob Simone and editor/director Michael Cruz decided to abandon their successful careers at top ad agencies like Grey Worldwide, and BBDO to start Hiccup Media, they envisioned the company as a one-of-a-kind full-service boutique – a small, yet nimble resource, offering clients an array of services including creative strategy, content production and post. Eight years later, not only is the business model they pioneered now the norm, but Hiccup is again ahead of the curve thanks to the addition of noted international fashion director John Poliquin, and a redesigned website that highlights the approach, the clients and the work that is the basis of Hiccup’s success.
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DTS and Unified Streaming Expand Support for Layered Audio to Include HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions, and Unified Streaming, a provider of cross-platform video streaming technologies, collaboratively announced today an extension of their existing relationship to incorporate the DTS Layered Audio Stream Reconstruction SDK into the Unified Streaming Platform to encompass support for HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
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DTS Announces DTS-HD Immersive Audio To Be Added To DIVX Software
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that it is partnering with DivX, an innovator of digital video solutions, to integrate DTS-HD® audio encoding and decoding into the upcoming DivX® 10 software release. This collaboration introduces the first software product that enables the creation and playback of DivX video, in HEVC up to 4K, featuring DTS-HD audio on both Windows and Mac. In addition to DivX Player and DivX Converter supporting DTS-HD audio, the latest version of DivX Web Player will also support video streaming with DTS-HD audio to any web browser.
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Fraunhofer HHI Presents High-Efficiency, Full HD, Real-Time HEVC Encoding and Decoding at NAB 2014
The Fraunhofer HHI Real-Time Software Encoder Demonstrates a Significant Bit Rate Reduction for Full HD Video at 60Hz
NAB Booth #C7843 - The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, a leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks, multimedia systems, image processing and 3D, is showcasing its real-time encoding and decoding solutions for the recently established H.265/MPEG-HEVC video coding standard (HEVC) at this year’s NAB. The solutions on display include the Fraunhofer HHI HEVC real-time software encoder and HEVC real-time software decoder.
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HP Unveils New DreamColor Displays Offering Unmatched Color Accuracy and Affordability
New DreamColor Displays Deliver Industry Firsts, Unprecedented Color Accuracy to Maintain Leadership Position
HP today announced two new HP DreamColor Displays, once again disrupting the color-critical display market by achieving new levels of affordability and color accuracy.
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Rapidly Expanding NewTek Developer Network Adds 22 Customer Workflows
NewTek Product Ecosystem Now Includes 57 Customer Solutions In Graphics, Streaming, Automation & Controllers, Content, Asset Management & Storage
NewTek™ today announced the addition of 22 new customer workflows into the NewTek Developer Network. The rapidly growing program now offers 57 innovative and seamlessly integrated workflows for TriCaster™ and 3Play™ users, extending significant time-and cost-savings efficiencies to anyone using NewTek live production tools.
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MultiDyne® Increases Interoperability and Flexibility for Fiber Transport Applications With The Dingo™
New Platform Provides Seamless Communication Between openGear® Cards and MultiDyne Field Fiber Solutions, Streamlining Fiber Transport Operations
MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced The Dingo™, a new fiber transport platform that enables interoperability between portable and fixed infrastructure equipment, bringing unprecedented flexibility to the field of fiber transport. Available in three compatible formats, The Dingo platform offers seamless communication between openGear® products and other fiber transport equipment — both in the studio or truck and in the field, streamlining fiber transport operations.
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NewTek Unveils Transformed 3Play Product Family Starting at $9,995
Integrated Sports Production Systems Set New Price-Performance Standards; Breakthrough Pricing Provides Replay Opportunities For Producers At All Levels
NewTek™ today unveiled a new family of 3Play™ sports production solutions that includes major enhancements to the 3Play 4800, the introduction of a new 3Play 440 model, and the 3Play 425 model now starting at $9,995 USD. Unlike most replay systems that typically rely on linear, tape-based workflows, 3Play systems feature a broad range of new integrated production capabilities for creating dynamic sports programs that drive audience growth, brand awareness, and social media engagement––all with the beautiful, network-style look of a professional sports broadcast.
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Twist Expands: Welcomes Director Scott Pitts to Company’s Growing Roster of Talents
News: Twist Expands: Welcomes Director Scott Pitts to Company’s Growing Roster of TalentsThe Twist motto for 2014 is “Expand.” Highly motivated by that intention for the New Year, Twist Executive Producer Amyliz Pera, based in Manhattan, has just signed up-and-coming talent Director/ Photographer Scott Pitts. Pitts has become very well-known over the past year on the Food Festival circuit for his award-winning short films with titles such as “The Benevolent Baker: Doughnuts” and “The Benevolent Butcher: Bacon.”
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Cinnafilm® and Wohler Set Standard for File-Based Media Retiming With Release of Tachyon® Wormhole™
Cinnafilm® and Wohler Technologies today announced the release of Cinnafilm's Tachyon® Wormhole™, an automated file-based retiming solution that enables up to a plus or minus 10 percent runtime adjustment while preserving not only video and audio quality, but also closed caption integrity. Based on Cinnafilm's popular Tachyon Standards Transcoding™ plug-in for the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform™, Tachyon Wormhole gives time back to broadcasters, allowing them to realize new revenue opportunities without materially altering the viewer's experience of their media assets.
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Marin's 32TEN Studios Produces New TV Recruiting Campaign Promoting Efforts by Vallejo, CA, Police Dept. to Recruit New Officers
News: Marin's 32TEN Studios Produces New TV Recruiting Campaign Promoting Efforts by Vallejo, CA, Police Dept. to Recruit New Officers32TEN Studios, a San Rafael (Marin, CA) -based company that provides production facilities and services, as well as practical effects services, to entertainment, advertising, community and corporate clientele, has produced a new TV campaign designed to help recruiting efforts by the Vallejo, CA, Police Department. The new PSA campaign will debut on the air on Northern California television during Spring. The announcement was made by 32TEN CEO Tim Partridge, who directed the TV spot.
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Canon HDTV Lenses Chosen for Ross Mobile Productions' "Future Is Now 3" Production Vehicle and for Ross Robotics' Furio and CamBot Camera Support Systems at NAB Show 2014
Canon Long-Zoom Lens Performance and Affordability Cited as Essential to Ross Video's New "openTruck" Initiative
Ross Video, makers of production switchers, graphics/character generator systems, and remote-control camera-support technologies, have chosen HDTV lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to integrate with Ross Video products displayed at the 2014 NAB Show, April 7-10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Canon XJ76x9B and XJ60x9B long-field HD zoom lenses and HJ22x7.6B HD ENG lenses will be shown with Ross Mobile Productions' new "Future is Now 3" (FIN3) compact production vehicle, part of Ross Video's "openTruck" initiative to meet the needs of budget-conscious producers and operators. A variety of Canon ENG lenses will be shown with Ross Robotics' Furio and CamBot remote-control camera support systems, which utilize precision positional data from Canon lenses for integration with advanced virtual set and augmented reality applications.
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AJA Launches New Hi5-Plus and HA5-Plus Mini-Converters at NAB 2014
News: AJA Launches New Hi5-Plus and HA5-Plus Mini-Converters at NAB 2014Hi5-Plus Connects SDI to HDMI Devices, HA5-Plus Connects HDMI to SDI, Including from DSLRs; Both Mini-Converters Offer Host Of New Features
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced its new Hi5-Plus and HA5-Plus Mini-Converters, powerful and portable devices that harness AJA's proven technology for streamlining broadcast and post production workflows.
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AJA Announces Development Partnership with Grass Valley
Grass Valley K2 Summit Adds Virtual 4K Pan and Zoom with AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced a new development partnership with Grass Valley. As part of the partnership, Grass Valley will integrate AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale™ scaling hardware into the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System and Summit 3G broadcast replay server to drive real-time pan and zoom from UltraHD/4K to HD.
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AJA Launches Corvid 88; Delivering Multi-Channel I/O to Developer Partners
News: AJA Launches Corvid 88; Delivering Multi-Channel I/O to Developer PartnersMix and Match Multiple Input and Output Channels of Different Video or Audio Files on a Single 8x 3G-SDI Card
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced Corvid 88, delivering high-density multi-channel video and audio I/O via an 8-lane PCIe 2.0 card. Corvid is AJA's family of products designed for integration into solutions offered by third-party Developer Partners including Colorfront, Codex, Quantel, Autodesk and others.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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NVIDIA Showcases "4K Your Way" at NAB 2014
NVIDIA GPU Technology Powers Over 150 Solutions for Broadcasters, VFX Artists and Post-Production Pros and Supports the Most Demanding Real-time 4K Workflows
Whether HD or 4K, desktop or mobile, workstation or in the cloud, NVIDIA is demonstrating how its GPU technologies are behind almost every type of broadcast and post production workflow in booth SL 6825 at NAB 2014. NVIDIA GPUs power over 150 media and entertainment software applications, plugins and turnkey solutions, accelerating performance and providing advanced stereo capabilities and 4K support for even the most demanding workflows.
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AJA Launches LUT-box for Precise Color and Look Management
News: AJA Launches LUT-box for Precise Color and Look ManagementNew Mini-Converter enables accurate image monitoring on-set or in studio with simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs
AJA Video Systems today released LUT-box, a new Mini-Converter to allow monitors to display accurate color space and look for any SDI video signal. Easily load 3D LUTs at up to 17X17X17 points using the integrated USB connection and free MiniConfig software on either Mac or Windows. Simultaneous outputs support both HDMI and SDI monitors from a single LUT-box.
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AJA Launches FS1-X; Next Generation Frame Synch and FRC
News: AJA Launches FS1-X; Next Generation Frame Synch and FRCFrame synchronizer with new frame rate converter option bridges gaps to match up disparate video and audio formats and frame rates in compact 1RU chassis
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today released FS1-X, a compact single rack-mount frame synchronizer and converter designed to match up disparate audio and video formats in broadcast, mobile and post-production environments. Tapping AJA’s industry-leading conversion algorithms, FS1-X supports up-, down- and cross-conversion between SD and HD signals ensuring the highest quality output possible. Featuring a flexible architecture, FS1-X simultaneously works with 3G/HD/SD-SDI 10-bit video and incorporates a massive number of embedded audio, AES, MADI and analog audio channels.
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AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera
News: AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional CameraNAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. ProRes codecs are well established in many post-production environments and offer wide compatibility with editing, color correction and finishing applications. CION enables today’s growing demand for high frame rate support and offers the ability to output 4K raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. CION can record directly to AJA Pak SSD media at up to 60 frames per second.
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New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative Productions
News: New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation for ENG, Documentary and Narrative ProductionsNew Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, a Dynamic 17-120mm Focal Length Range, and Removable Digital Drive Unit for Cine-Style or Shoulder-Mounted Operation
Shallow, creative depth of field, high-resolution and optimal low-light shooting capabilities are just some of the many reasons that large, single-sensor digital cameras have been kitted and rigged for use in nearly every application involving video capture. Further enhancing the versatility and adoption of these cameras into markets such as ENG (Electronic News Gathering), documentary, narrative production and special event coverage is the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOW
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Debuts New Cineline 70 Fluid Head at The 2014 NAB SHOWLeading Camera Support Company Introduces New Fluid Head for Film & Digital Productions
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will feature its brand new Cineline 70 Fluid Head at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C9520). This advanced camera support technology is purpose-built for film and digital production cinematographers who desire a new dimension in professional camera support.
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Pronology Offers Complete Integration and SaaS with its Digital Asset Management Platform
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is highlighting its comprehensive integration and Software as a Service offerings for its digital asset management system during the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL12410). Much more than simply a software provider, Pronology can also be contracted as a service to content producers who have no desire to undertake capital expenditures, but still wish to enjoy the editorial and financial benefits of a tapeless workflow.
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Grass Valley Goes to the Cloud with Release of GV STRATUS Playout
Cloud-enabled operation uses revolutionary solid-state playout card to drive ultra-streamlined, scalable, reliable playout
Booths SL206 and N2513, April 7, 2014 — GV STRATUS Playout, a revolutionary, cloud-enabled Software as a Service (SaaS) playout technology will make its worldwide debut at NAB Show 2014. The groundbreaking new solution, which combines the efficiency and flexibility of true cloud computing with the performance and rock solid reliability of a solid-state playout server on a card, is a groundbreaking approach for regionalized and network center-based playout. The solution will be demonstrated on the Grass Valley stand in the North Hall, N2513.
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NAB News: Fairlight and Quantel Collaboration Produces Better Workflow and Faster Throughput with GATEWAY and QTube
Fairlight, a renowned manufacturer of audio post, live and video production solutions, and Quantel, the market leading innovator in news and sports production systems and high quality post, today announced the upcoming release of Fairlight's new audio post Gateway integration module with Quantel QTube.
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NAB News: Quantel announces Support for AJA Io XT and KONA 3A
More Choices and More flexibility for Quantel Users
At NAB 2014 Quantel announced support for the AJA Io XT on its Marco field editor, and KONA 3G video card on its Pablo Rio color and finishing systems.
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NAB News: Enterprise sQ Gets more Tools, Enhanced IT Integration and AS-11
New developments enable Quantel's fast-turnaround production system to address all news and sports needs
Quantel announced major developments for its Enterprise sQ news and sports production system at NAB. These include enhancements for what is already the industry's fastest news editor, and significant advances in file-based workflows and management that help integrate Enterprise sQ even more fully with the facility's IT infrastructure.
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Cleanly Switch and Mix HDCP Content with New Router from Ensemble Designs
Ensemble Designs is introducing a new addition to the BrightEye compact router family for use with HDCP encrypted HDMI content. The new BrightEye NXT 410-H Clean HDMI + HDCP Router supports clean and quiet switching of HDCP encrypted content to the HDMI output along side SDI and non-encrypted HDMI sources. The new HDMI + HDCP video routing switcher will be introduced at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, April 7 to April 10, 2014 at Ensemble Designs booth N2524.
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Field 2 Shows Its Power at NAB 2014
Portable shared storage solution boasts support for Solid State Drives, runs on EditShare’s new ground-breaking Storage v7 platform, and sports a brand new, sleek look
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is showcasing its updated Field 2 portable shared storage solution at NAB 2014 (booth SL5709). The Field 2 release dons a new, modern design that enhances the aesthetic of any production workspace, operates on the brand new EditShare Storage v7 platform, and supports Solid State Drives (SSDs), offering users up to six-times the performance as compared to the enterprise-class 7200 RPM drives.
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Increased Demand Drives Ensemble Deal with JB&A
News: Increased Demand Drives Ensemble Deal with JB&ALeading manufacturer of broadcast video equipment, Ensemble Designs and JB&A Distribution are pleased to announce a new sales and distribution agreement, effective immediately.
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Fresh off the recent acquisition of Snell by Quantel, both companies are working together - and apart - to introduce and refine a broad range of cost-effective and simplified solutions for broadcasters - from IP-based broadcast production with a Cisco partnership to high quality video finishing.
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AJA Enters the 4K/UHD Production Camera World with CIONAJA Enters the 4K/UHD Production Camera World with CION
AJA Video Systems has revealed they've been working on their own 4K camera called CION. This ergonomic true 4K professional camera is designed with the shooter in mind and features a ProRes workflow.
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Post Etiquette 4: Keep Calm and Carry OnPost Etiquette 4: Keep Calm and Carry On
Working under pressure is sometimes unavoidable in video production. Don't lose your cool!
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Post Etiquette 3: Attitude? Yep I Have OnePost Etiquette 3: Attitude? Yep I Have One
The way you interact with your client can help create a better environment for collaboration.
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Creating a visual experience for Fatboy Slim at Coachella
Production company creates immersive experience for well-known DJ artist at art and music festival using Adobe Creative Cloud Plastic Reality is a production company known for branding and other video work for big corporate clients such as BP and Unilever. But unlike most corporate video companies, Plastic Reality has a...
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#8 Welcome to the Low End
Hi everyone. It's been over a year since we last made one of these walk through videos. There are many reasons we took so long. The first is that we've been too dang busy. The second is that it's pretty much impossible to feature the professional work we actually do...
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Setting the stage for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
Video Playback and Graphics team uses Adobe Creative Cloud and plugins from FxFactory to create period-specific news content To make the set of GNN, the 24-hour news channel featured in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as realistic as possible required one essential element: content. It was the job of the...
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Post Etiquette 4: Keep Calm and Carry On
Working under pressure is sometimes unavoidable in video production. Don't lose your cool!
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 88: Creating Video Walls Part 4
In his final look at creating video walls, Kevin P McAuliffe talks to Mac users, specifically those who have switched from Final Cut Studio to Media Composer, and shows them how to create the same video wall effect using the new MC7 and Apple's Motion 5.
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 87: Creating Video Walls Part 3
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe looks at creating a video wall inside of Adobe's After Effects CC.
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