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Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and Supervisors
News: Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank as New Collective of Veteran Visual Effects Artists, Producers and SupervisorsOrigin Digital Studios has been launched in Burbank as a new collective of veteran visual effects artists, producers and supervisors. The company has been designed to service the needs of high-profile television programs, commercials, feature films, and special venue presentations. Miami-based Lincoln Road Advisors, headed by Eric J. Bertrand, is the primary investment company behind Origin. The announcement was made today by company president Mark Miller.
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2014 Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Show Report
ETIA 2014 Overview
Showcasing the state of the art in technologies for providing entertainment over digital infrastructures, the second Entertainment in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference was jointly sponsored by SMPTE and Stanford's Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). On June 17 and 18, attendees gathered in the Nvidia Auditorium in the Huang Engineering Building on the Stanford campus to hear presentations from more than 50 industry experts. These visionaries shared their insights on best practices and future challenges for serving the entertainment needs of consumers worldwide over IP-based infrastructure — most commonly using the Internet.
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Ross Video: What’s New At IBC 2014
News: Ross Video: What’s New At IBC 2014Since last IBC, Ross Video has expanded dramatically with 4 corporate acquisitions in the areas of routing, news and prompting software, augmented reality and mobile production and a wide array of new production focused products and services as well as the addition of almost 100 new employees. This IBC, Ross is celebrating its 40th anniversary, sporting a new look with a modernized corporate logo and the updated tagline: “Production Technology Experts”. Following is a brief outline of just some of the things to expect from Ross on the stand at IBC in September – and as always, there will be a few last minute surprises announced closer to show time.
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ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012
News: ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, welcomes Colorist Randy Starnes. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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Veset to Feature Nimbus Cloud Playout at IBC 2014
News: Veset to Feature Nimbus Cloud Playout at IBC 201412-16 September, Stand 8.A14 - At IBC 2014, Veset, a pioneering broadcast technology provider, will feature Veset Nimbus Cloud Playout, a new, linear broadcast software-based solution optimised from the ground up to take full advantage of cloud-based resources.
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National Archives of Australia goes live with TMD’s Mediaflex
News: National Archives of Australia goes live with TMD’s MediaflexTMD Works Closely with NAA to Manage Over 600,000 Physical and Digital Assets
The National Archives of Australia (NAA) has gone live on time and on budget with a new audio visual asset management system developed in conjunction with TMD, the leading provider of media asset management systems for digital and physical assets in a single system. The extensive project, with a TMD team collaborating from the original scoped work through to final commissioning and testing, provides NAA with the ability to control all of the audio visual media it holds on behalf of the Australian government and its agencies – “preserving the memory of our nation” as the NAA describes it.
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
News:  Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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Panasonic and Local Resellers to Showcase Professional Video Solutions in Cross-Country ‘See What You Missed At NAB Show’ Tour
Tour Presents Panasonic’s New Production/Broadcast Technologies To Local AV Professionals
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, along with its Authorized Reseller Partners, will host a cross-country “See What You Missed at NAB” Tour in May and June. The tour will afford local businesses, houses of worship, and sports entertainment and education professionals the opportunity to learn more about the latest professional video equipment unveiled at the National Association of Broadcasters Show last month.
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Finland’s MTV Network Taps Astucemedia to Manage Extensive Relaunch and Rebranding of 12-Channel Group
News: Finland’s MTV Network Taps Astucemedia to Manage Extensive Relaunch and Rebranding of 12-Channel GroupAstucemedia implements graphics workflow that promotes distinctive network look and cross-promotion across channels
Astucemedia — a Montreal-based provider of live broadcast graphics services with an office in Dubai, UAE — managed critical elements of a massive rebranding campaign for Helsinki, Finland-based media group MTV Network (which is not related to any music television network). The goal of the rebranding campaign was to unify its 12 channels—including MTV3, AVA, SUB, Sport1, Sport2, and MAX — into a distinctive, cohesive network group.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
News: "Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCS
News: Canon Announces Free Software Upgrade for the EOS C500 Camera that Delivers Greatly Enhanced Efficiency with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics-Powered PCSCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, shared today that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced a software upgrade for the EOS C500 digital cinema camera (launched in October 2012), part of Canon's Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, that will enable users to more efficiently on-set production workflows. The Company plans to offer the free-of-charge Cinema RAW Development software upgrade* starting in October 2014.
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Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers A Media-Less Cloud-Based Workflow
AJ-PX5000G and Handheld AJ-PX270 Camcorders Upload Files Directly to Customers’ Aframe Accounts: No Computer Required
Panasonic has unveiled its plans to expand its network transmission function for the AJ-PX5000G 2/3” shoulder-mount and new AJ-PX270 handheld camcorders, both with native AVC-ULTRA recording, in partnership with cloud video platform provider Aframe. These innovative cameras will be enabled with both wired and wireless LAN connectivity as well as 4G to support a cloud-based network workflow. The camcorders can facilitate the work of professionals in both electronic newsgathering and remote production.
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Panasonic Announces ProRes Codec Support For VariCam 35 4K And VariCam HS Cameras/Recorders
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam 35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today announced updates to its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers a Media-Less Cloud-Based Workflow
News: Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers a Media-Less Cloud-Based WorkflowAJ-PX5000G and Handheld AJ-PX270 Camcorders Upload Files Directly to Customers’ Aframe Accounts: No Computer Required
Panasonic has unveiled its plans to expand its network transmission function for the AJ-PX5000G 2/3” shoulder-mount and new AJ-PX270 handheld camcorders, both with native AVC-ULTRA recording, in partnership with cloud video platform provider Aframe. These innovative cameras will be enabled with both wired and wireless LAN connectivity as well as 4G to support a cloud-based network workflow. The camcorders can facilitate the work of professionals in both electronic newsgathering and remote production.
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Snell Delivers on Promise of Live TV Through New Signal Assurance and Intelligent Monitoring Solutions
– New lip sync module, and content monitoring solution among tools unveiled at NAB 2014 –
Snell announced today its new signal assurance and monitoring modules, including a media timing solution that helps broadcasters deliver greater operational efficiencies and ensure the highest quality media output across multiple screens. Part of Snell’s Live TV broadcast infrastructure offering, the solution can be deployed with or without existing Snell equipment, supporting the fast, flexible and open technology architecture needed by today’s broadcasters.
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Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For Everyone
News: Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For EveryoneThe Devil & Demon Strategy today announced the availability of super-computers for everyone. The new product line of custom-tuned Devil supercomputers and fast Demon workstations unleash unparalleled computing muscle in small footprints, with a breakthrough business model delivering flexible and cost-competitive purchasing options. Devil and Demon Strategy, will launch at NAB 2014, April 5-10 in Las Vegas, at booth #OE1358.
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Panasonic Set to Host Global Streaming Webcast, ‘LIVE @ NAB’
A-List Panel Of Industry Experts, Never-Before-Seen Content Headline Google+ Hangout sessions
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America announced plans to host a global, interactive webcast, titled ‘LIVE @ NAB,’ on April 7 during the 2014 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show. Highlighted by a ‘can’t miss’ lineup of expert panelists, the interactive webcast is designed to entertain and inform by dissecting and discussing the hottest industry topics.
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Bridge Technologies’ Objective QoE Offers More Rational Basis for QoE Monitoring
Bridge Technologies (Booth SU3106) will present a strong product portfolio for connected media operations at NAB 2014, majoring on Objective QoE – the company’s solution for precision quality of experience monitoring.
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Signiant’s Cloud Solutions Drive 65 Percent Increase in Customer Base In 2013, Position Company for Future Growth With 46 Percent Increase in Worldwide Employment
Large file Movement Solution Provider Continues Strong Momentum, Invests in Cloud Platform, Bolsters Management Team
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today disclosed key growth metrics for 2013 and offered further insight into the Company’s recent market momentum. Executives report a 65 percent increase in customer count and a 46 percent increase in worldwide employment, attributable to rapid adoption of Signiant’s next-generation hybrid SaaS solution and clear recognition of the Company’s leadership position in bringing the benefits of cloud technology to the media industry.
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Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson Film
News: Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson FilmCollaborative Digital Workflow Creates Look for Sci-Fi Movie Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Dirty Looks, the London colour grading studio specialising in Baselight grading for independent movies, carried out the finish of "Under the Skin" - the latest movie from director Jonathan Glazer, starring Scarlett Johansson. Visual effects were completed by Dirty Looks’ creative partner, One of Us; sharing the same building made collaboration even easier to realise the director’s vision.
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Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard to New Position, Pipeline Supervisor
News: Encore VFX Names Scott Ballard  to New Position, Pipeline SupervisorEncore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, announced today that technology expert Scott Ballard has joined its rapidly-expanding VFX division as Pipeline Supervisor. Ballard is tasked with expanding the company's inter-studio pipeline across all Encore VFX facilities worldwide, ensuring its operations are also at the state-of the-art level of efficiency.
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Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed Varicam Models with Breakthrough Modular Design as Highlights Of Upcoming National Association Of Broadcasters Show Offerings
News: Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed Varicam Models with Breakthrough Modular Design as Highlights Of Upcoming National Association Of Broadcasters Show OfferingsCompany’s First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder with AVC-ULTRA Recording, New ExpressP2 Card for High-Frame Rate Recording, 2 M/E Live Switcher among Other Advance Announcements
Panasonic today made several announcements about products that will debut at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Headlining the news is a pair of the company’s signature VariCam® cameras, one a 4K VariCam that incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor, the second a third-generation, 2/3” VariCam that features high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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Bridge Technologies Points the Way to Objective QoE at TV Connect 2014
At TV Connect 2014 Bridge Technologies will present a strong product portfolio for connected media operations, majoring on Objective QoE – the company’s solution for precision quality of experience monitoring.
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Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud Innovations
News: Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud InnovationsColorfront Reports Rapid, On-Going Developments in New Distributed Post-Production Model for Motion Pictures and Broadcast TV
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, is showcasing the latest advances of its ground-breaking Colorfront Cloud Services at HPA’s Tech Retreat, Palm Springs, and at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyStudio Behind ‘World War Z’ and ‘Man of Steel’ Remotely Deploys Mocap Setup Across Locations
International VFX leader The Moving Picture Company (MPC) has bestowed its creative wizardry upon the media and entertainment industry for the past 25 years. The venerated studio is experienced in concept design, previs, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, virtual production, color grading and any amalgamation thereof. To support these activities, MPC relies on an 18-camera OptiTrack motion capture system, which the studio recently supplemented with Prime 17W cameras and Motive software. Overseen by Global Head of Crowd Simulation and Motion Capture Adam Davis and located in MPC’s London headquarters, the setup is leveraged by MPC facilities worldwide, including in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore and Mexico City.
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CineSync Technology Now Integrated Into The Creative-Cartel’s Joust Digital Workflow Management System
Jenny Fulle, Visual Effects Producer and Founder of The Creative-Cartel and Rory McGregor, CEO of Cospective are thrilled to announce an exciting integration between Cospective’s cineSync review and approval technology and The Creative-Cartel’s JOUST digital workflow management system. 
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BlackTrax accelerates its global audio presence with Christopher Jenkins, BISBY Corporation
News: BlackTrax accelerates its global audio presence with Christopher Jenkins, BISBY CorporationFocus on spatial and 3D audio set to drive its growth and market dominance
Recognised globally for its multi-award winning technology, innovation and development as well as customer support, real-time tracking technology creator CAST BlackTrax Ltd is set to accelerate and increase its international presence over the next few months in the audio world. To drive this forward, effective 22 January 2014 BlackTrax has appointed Christopher Jenkins to be General Manager, BlackTrax Audio. The newly formed division’s mandate is to focus on increasing market share and presence by leveraging its advanced 3D and spatial audio applications and installations with BlackTrax. Jenkins is President and CEO of BISBY Corporation, located in Agoura Hills, CA.
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ALT Systems Appoints New Director of Sales
News: ALT Systems Appoints New Director of SalesMichael Ogorek Joins as Sales Executive, Bringing Wealth of Experience to Company
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has appointed Michael Ogorek to the new role of director of sales. Ogorek will be responsible for managing sales activities for all of ALT Systems’ products and services including Autodesk® Creative Finishing products, Colorfront’s on-set dailies solutions, game development packages, compositing, editing, color correction, restoration, data storage, networking, rendering, archiving and large format film recording solutions.
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Taillight TV Launches Porchlight – A Turnkey Production Company Dedicated To Spots + Digital Media
News: Taillight TV Launches Porchlight – A Turnkey Production Company Dedicated To Spots + Digital MediaNashville’s Multi Award-Winning Long-Form Production Company Changes The Landscape of the South East’s Commercial Industry With The Launch Of A One-Stop Production House Tailored To The Needs of Agencies & Brands
Porchlight, a turnkey commercial production company dedicated to providing advertising agencies and brands with innovative spots and short-form content for broadcast and emerging media, has opened its doors in Nashville.
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DVEO Announces New Products For Streaming Media West 2013
News: DVEO Announces New Products For Streaming Media West 2013– Including Live Media Server with 8 HD-SDI Inputs, Video Warehouse with Automatic Archiving, IP Video Traffic Shaping Technology, and More
DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), will demonstrate many unique products at Streaming Media West 2013 in Huntington Beach, California, November 19-20, in booth 207.
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NVIDIA GRID GPUs Now Available Through Amazon Web Services
Software-as-a-Service Companies Can Use NVIDIA GRID GPUs on Demand and Stream Graphics-Intensive Applications to Internet-Connected Devices
NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA GRID technology is now available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) through its newly announced Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, delivering GPU acceleration to users running graphics-intensive applications and games in the cloud.
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Jay Leno Takes A Break From Comedy Circuit To Navigate Austin’s Circuit Of The Americas Formula 1 Course
News: Jay Leno Takes A Break From Comedy Circuit To Navigate Austin’s Circuit Of The Americas Formula 1 Course“Tonight Show” Host’s Motorsport Skills Documented with Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 HD 2/3-Inch Shoulder-Mounts
Jay Leno’s passion for vintage cars and machines that go fast is almost as well known as his matchless ability to land zingers during his “Tonight Show” monologues. No surprise, then, to find him at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas (COTA) behind the wheel of a McLaren 12C as part of a special track experience organized by the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team and Mobil 1.
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Major Updates to Adobe Video Apps Now Available
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of major new updates to the video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud, including new capabilities in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Prelude CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC and Adobe Story CC Plus.
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Gener8 Deploys Aspera’s Fasp™ High-Speed Transfer Software
Industry leader in 3D conversion integrates Aspera Connect Server with their innovative cloud-based management and analytics platform
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Gener8, an industry leader in 3D conversion services for the entertainment industry, has integrated Aspera’s Emmy® award-winning fasp™ high-speed transport technology into their state-of-the-art Cumul8 management and analytics system.
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Prime Focus celebrates 16 years of creating the ‘magic of cinema’ and the launch of “True North” – the world’s largest digital media services cloud
News: Prime Focus celebrates 16 years of creating the ‘magic of cinema’ and the launch of “True North” – the world’s largest digital media services cloudCelebrating its 16 years in the media and entertainment industry, Prime Focus today launched True North, its global 24x7 content operations hub. True North will house more than 600 people and offer cloud based media services to Prime Focus Technologies’ global clientele including the likes of Star, Bloomberg, Disney, Warner Bros., SONY Music, Viacom 18, SONY MSM, BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), IPL (Indian Premiere League), Hindustan Unilever Limited, The Associated Press, A & E TV Network, Netflix, Schawk! and WPP.
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Colorfront Announces Colorfront Cloud Services
News:  Colorfront Announces Colorfront Cloud ServicesInnovative cloud services facilitate new distributed post-production service model
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials, today announced the introduction of Colorfront Cloud Services.
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Datos Media appointed as new Avid Elite Reseller for Spain
Avid Technology has reinforced its reseller network in Spain by appointing Datos Media Technologies S.A., a company within the Dan Technologies group, as an Avid Elite Reseller.
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Video Clarity Systems to Support Unique 4K/UHD Demo at SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
ClearView Players to Enable Side-by-Side Comparison of 4K Processing and Scaling Technologies on Multiple Displays During the SMPTE 2013 Symposium
Video Clarity Inc., provider of market-leading audio and video quality-assessment and analysis systems, today announced that its ClearView Extreme 4K video-quality analyzer and ClearView players will be used in a first-of-a-kind 4K/UHD demo room organized for the SMPTE 2013 Symposium titled "Next-Generation Imaging Formats: More, Faster, and Better Pixels." The one-day symposium will take place on Oct. 21 in Hollywood, Calif., with the complementary 4K/UHD demo area remaining open through Oct. 23. The Symposium is offered in conjunction with the SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition held Oct. 22-24.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Serves “The Butler”
News: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Serves “The Butler”Facility provides editorial conforming and color grading services in its third recent collaboration with Director Lee Daniels.
Final post-production finishing for "Lee Daniels’ The Butler," Director Lee Daniel’s epic story about race relations in America, was completed at Technicolor – PostWorks, New York. It marked the facility’s third recent collaboration with Daniels and his production team, following Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire and "The Paperboy."
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Arri Shows Prototype RGB+Z ‘Motion Scene’ Camera
News: Arri Shows Prototype RGB+Z ‘Motion Scene’ CameraARRI is presenting the results achieved to date by SCENE, a ground-breaking European research project. On display at the IBC Future Zone booth is the ARRI ALEXA SCENE prototype, an RGB+Z camera that couples an ALEXA Studio with a time-of-flight camera, allowing it to capture RGB images fused with depth information on the Z-axis.
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Adobe Previews Major Update to Video Tools in Creative Cloud
Significant Innovations to Professional Video Products, Including Adobe Anywhere, Coming Soon
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced plans to significantly update the video tools in Adobe® Creative Cloud™. With over 150 new features, this upcoming release is packed with new capabilities in Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe After Effects® CC, Adobe SpeedGrade™ CC, Adobe Prelude™ CC , Adobe Media Encoder CC and Adobe Story CC Plus, redefining how video professionals create, collaborate and deliver high quality productions across multiple screens. Important updates will also be added to Adobe Anywhere® for video, which enables large virtual teams of talent to efficiently shoot, log, edit, share and finish video productions together. Today’s announcement signifies Adobe’s commitment to providing continuous innovation for Creative Cloud members and builds upon the huge customer momentum Adobe video is experiencing across the broadcast and post-production industries. These major updates, expected in October, allow broadcast and media professionals to extend their creative toolset and streamline their editing environments.
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PROMISE Technology to Showcase Latest Storage Solutions for Content Creation at IBC 2013
Highlights Include a Dynamic 4K Workflow Demonstration Featuring the New VTrak A-Class Shared Scale out SAN Filesystem Appliance
SON, THE NETHERLANDS - Next week at IBC 2013, PROMISE Technology Inc., a recognized global leader in the storage industry and the leading developer of high-performance storage solutions tailor-made for the media and entertainment market, will be on hand to give live 4K workflow demonstrations with its latest solutions for professionals engaged in content creation. Featuring the new VTrak A-Class shared, scale out SAN storage solution optimized for rich media applications, PROMISE's demonstrations will highlight how 4K footage can be captured, ingested, edited, and rendered. Demonstrations will include equipment and software from media and entertainment industry leaders including RED, GoPro, AJA, Autodesk, Adobe, and others.
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Digital Film Central & FilmLight create ACES workflow for Elysium 4K Finish
News: Digital Film Central & FilmLight create ACES workflow for Elysium 4K Finish- Vancouver based post-house Digital Film Central relies on Baselight TWO to help create a fully ACES-compliant and flexible color pipeline, from VFX to DI -
As the post facility for Neill Blomkamp’s new movie "Elysium," Digital Film Central (Central) constructed a unique 3.3K color and conform workflow that tightly integrated grading with both editorial and VFX. To ensure seamless collaborative working, the entire pipeline used the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).
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Bridge Technologies’ Objective QoE Introduces a New Monitoring Technology Based on Core Media Criteria
At IBC 2013, Bridge Technologies is launching Objective QoE, a new monitoring technology for Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring. In a break with tradition Objective QoE eschews the conventional approach to QoE monitoring, by using only criteria that are appropriate to broadcast and digital media delivery.
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SilhouetteFX Adds Tighter Integration with NUKE Compositing Software
Boundary Visual Effects Releases NUKE to Silhouette Shape Exporter
SilhouetteFX LLC is pleased to announce tighter integration with The Foundry’s NUKE and NUKEX 3D VFX compositing software. Silhouette has always been able to export its shapes/layers to NUKE, but the missing link has been being able to bring shapes/layers from NUKE into Silhouette — until now! Using a new NUKE to Silhouette shape exporter (NUKE .fxs Exporter) – an open source python script developed at Boundary Visual Effects by Magno Borgo – shapes/layers from NUKE are converted to Silhouette shapes. Several features are supported, but we highlight "shape/layer tracking data support" as the most important for this release.
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National Archives of Australia selects TMD’s LTFS archive solution
News: National Archives of Australia selects TMD’s LTFS archive solution
Self-describing file system to provide application-independent longevity for major cultural resource
Stand 2.C58: TMD, already implementing an audio-visual collection management business system for the National Archives of Australia (NAA), is to add LTFS capability to provide secure, application-independent long-term storage. This is one of the first applications of TMD’s Mediaflex Archive LTFS file system in a major audio-visual asset management implementation.
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Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop Shop
News: Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop ShopMargarita Mix Hollywood, a FotoKem company that has been providing award-winning audio post services to the entertainment and advertising industries for 34 years, has developed a unique post production finishing workflow that includes the addition of two color suites and an upgraded hub for media management. The expansion and inventive new process enable content creators to complete audio and video work simultaneously at a single facility, adding speed and cost efficiencies to the workflow.
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The Room Provides Alex Gibney with a Place to Call Home
New York post production boutique provides finishing services for director’s “Wikileaks” and “Eagles” documentaries.
The Room, a boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor – PostWorks, New York, recently wrapped post-production on "We Steal Secrets: The History of WikiLeaks" and "History of the Eagles", two new documentaries from producer/director Alex Gibney. The Room provided editorial conforming and final color grading for the docs prior to their debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and general release." We Steal Secrets" is currently in theatrical release; "History of the Eagles" is currently airing on Showtime, where it is posting record numbers for a documentary.
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Qube Cinema Partners with MiT for Synchronized Multiscreen Projection at Comic-Con 2013
News: Qube Cinema Partners with MiT for Synchronized Multiscreen Projection at Comic-Con 2013Syncing Five Series 2 DLP Projectors on Four Screens while Ensuring Security of All Digital Cinema Content
Qube Cinema partnered with Moving Image Technologies (MiT) to provide multiscreen projection of synchronized digital cinema content in Hall H at Comic-Con International in San Diego recently. Visitors to this marquee event saw digital presentations on four screens, simultaneously projected from five synchronized DLP projectors, all powered by the Qube XP-I server and Xi Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs). Organizers of large events now have a way of synchronizing multiple DCI compliant Series 2 projectors, while maintaining the stringent DCI security requirements that content owners demand.
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SGO Mistika's exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced Metadata-based stereo Workflow was used from Start to Finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann
News:  SGO Mistika's exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced Metadata-based stereo Workflow was used from Start to Finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz LuhrmannSGO Mistika's unique and exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced metadata-based stereo workflow were used from start to finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann. Stereo 3D was used in the film as an effective device in the stunning motion picture to connect the audience intimately to the action. The corrective stereo colour balancing was achieved using Mistika.
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Adtec Partners With Encompass To Support MLB Network’s Coverage Of The 2013 MLB All-Star Game
Adtec Digital today announced its partnership with Encompass Digital Media to exclusively provide compression solutions for MLB Network’s coverage of the 2013 All-Star Game to take place at New York’s Citi Field on July 16, 2013. In addition, Adtec will provide compression, multiplexing and decoding for MLB Network’s exclusive telecast of the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show earlier that day.
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Cinedeck 4.2 Software Upgrade Takes Tape Out Of The Loop
News: Cinedeck 4.2 Software Upgrade Takes Tape Out Of The LoopPowerful playlisting features and RS-422 deck controls support Cinedeck recorders as cost-effective tapedeck replacements in editorial and post operations
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, will ship a powerful new v4.2 software release on July 1st 2013 that enables its dual-channel RX and quad-channel MX file-based recorders to cost-effectively replace traditional tapedecks in everyday editorial and post production operations. Headline features include Playlisting, RS-422 deck control, LUT shaders, Segment Record, H.264 streaming, plus enhanced Audio options, Burn-ins and Closed Caption recording. This new release will also unleash an array of additional features, including ARRIRAW recording and 3D stereo modes, which further advance the versatility of Cinedeck recorders in digital cinema and broadcast workflows.
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Quvis Announces Player To View Studio-Quality Digital Cinema Packages On A Workstation
Today QuVIS announces the release of their highly anticipated DCP Player software, allowing film producers and post production houses to view DCPs on their Apple Mac workstations. The entire DCP can now be easily previewed as many times as needed during post production. The Player offers excellent color representation on computer monitors and attached displays, and is a high quality, affordable solution. “We are very pleased with the utility, play quality, ease of use, and low price we were able to provide in this initial release of our DCP Player. We are also proud of the excellent customer upgrade we are offering for this product. It is now as easy to play a theatrical digital cinema package as it is to play consumer media like DVDs” according to Kenbe Goertzen, QuVIS Chief Technology Officer.
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Sohonet Launches New Service in Singapore
Sohonet - the leading expert in connectivity and data management for the media and entertainment industry - is pleased to announce the availability of Sohonet's renowned Sohonet Media Network in Singapore as part of its significant expansion program.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.5
News: PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.5Biggest Expansion to Reporting and Performance Capabilities Yet; Detailed Cost Tracking For VFX Studios Working Across Multiple Shows and Clients
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announces the release of Qube! 6.5. New tools for job tagging, configuration, and reporting round out Qube!’s most feature-rich offering to date; while improvements to Smart Farming functionality promote a simpler path to pipeline intelligence.
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MAXON Announces Presence at Inaugural Collider Conference
3D VFX/Motion Graphics Designers – Joe Herman and Dave Glanz – Share Insights Into How MAXON CINEMA 4D Helps Solve Complex Production Challenges
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced its presence at the Collider Conference, June 9 – 11, 2013, at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.
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Light Iron Chooses Christie Solaria Projection For Postproduction Needs
Only Manufacturer Offering Integrated Media Block and HD-SDI Inputs
Light Iron, a leading postproduction house based in Los Angeles, has expanded its use of Christie Solaria® Series digital cinema projectors offering rich, saturated color, high brightness and sharp, 4K resolution to its ever growing clientele.
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Bavaria Film GmbH Purchases ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Site License
News: Bavaria Film GmbH Purchases ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Site LicenseSCRATCH Site License Significantly Enhances Efficiency, Productivity and Creativity
ASSIMILATE®, a leading global provider of dailies and post-production tools for digital cinema and broadcast workflows, today announced that one of Europe’s largest production houses, Bavaria Film and D-Facto Motion, the creative house of Bavaria Film, have purchased a company-wide site license for ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® finishing software and SCRATCH Lab®, its advanced production dailies and VFX tool.
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Arclight Cinemas Has “Peace Of Mind” With Support From Christie Network Operations Center And Remote Monitoring
News: Arclight Cinemas Has “Peace Of Mind” With Support From Christie Network Operations Center And Remote MonitoringArcLight Cinemas can rest easy knowing that its 90 Christie digital cinema projectors installed at the chain’s seven locations in California, including its newest addition in San Diego, are protected with 24/7 remote monitoring and reporting through Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC) and additional Managed Services offerings such as round-the-clock phone support and quick access to locally-stored spare parts.
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Red Echo Post Expands Service Offering with FilmLight’s Baselight
News: Red Echo Post Expands Service Offering with FilmLight’s Baselight- Cincinnati editorial house adds in-house colour grading to deliver full service offering to clients -
Top editorial facility Red Echo Post, which has long served leading advertisers from its base in Cincinnati, has moved to round out its offering with a Baselight ONE colour grading system from FilmLight. The addition of the Baselight means that the company can add top end colour grading services to its clients.
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Visual Data Awarded Netflix Preferred Vendor Status
News: Visual Data Awarded Netflix Preferred Vendor StatusDigital Supply Chain Optimization and High Standards of Quality Ensured for Streaming
Visual Data Media Services - a data centric facility supporting the creation, transformation, management, and distribution of content for all media platforms - has been awarded Preferred Vendor Status by Netflix. Visual Data is one of only 12 companies globally, and one of just three in the Los Angeles market, chosen as a Netflix Preferred Vendor.
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Avid Motion Graphics 2.5 Delivers Enhanced Deployment Flexibility with New Configuration Options
New dual-channel option and stand-alone playout engine enable broadcasters, sports teams, and media producers to more effectively create show-stopping brands
Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced the release of Avid Motion Graphics™ 2.5 (AMG), the company’s next-generation on-air graphics production platform for broadcasters, sports teams, and media producers. A new dual-channel configuration option and stand-alone playout engine increase flexibility and speed graphic workflows to create stunning imagery and get work quicker to air.
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Versatile Distribution Services Launches Integrated HP Z Workstations for the Media and Entertainment Industries
Optimized HP Turnkey Solutions for Adobe, Avid, Grass Valley, and ASSIMILATE
Versatile Distribution Services, a division of Versatile Communications, Inc., today announced that they will be providing integrated HP Z Workstations optimized for industry-leading digital media applications including Adobe Creative Suite, Avid Media Composer and Symphony, ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, and Grass Valley EDIUS. Versatile Distribution Services will also supply reseller channel partners with other broadcast and post-production solutions, including HP DreamColor Displays and Sonnet storage.
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NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology Puts Qube! Through the Paces
News: NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology Puts Qube! Through the PacesRemote Capabilities and Reliable Results Make Render Management Software the “Backbone of BFA Program”
Free is great until system crashes become more common than polished renders. New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology learned this lesson the hard way after entrusting its render queue to free render farm management solutions. These systems were unable to provide the reliability required to produce quality animations and images for its students’ thesis projects, leading the Computer Animation and Interactive Media department to a solution that would: PipelineFX’s Qube!™.
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Dell Helps Soho VFX Siege the Castle in Time for Jack the Giant Slayer Premiere
Dell’s comprehensive media and entertainment solutions helped award-wining visual effects (VFX) studio,Soho VFX, deliver 214 visual effects shots on tight deadline, without sacrificing quality, for today’s opening of Jack the Giant Slayer, a fantasy—adventure film based on the Jack the Giant Killer and Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tales.
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ARRI and CODEX Co-Develop XR Module For In-Camera ARRIRAW
News: ARRI and CODEX Co-Develop XR Module For In-Camera ARRIRAWARRI and Codex have co-developed a new upgrade option for all ALEXA cameras that allows internal recording of ARRIRAW up to 120 fps. The XR Module is an affordable new side panel with various in-camera recording options, replacing the current SxS Module. It allows ALEXA owners to embrace the latest advances in recording technologies without having to purchase a new camera, exemplifying the concept of modular upgradeability that was built into the ALEXA design from its very beginnings.
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Sony Pictures Colorworks Launches 4K Television Post-Production Facility
News: Sony Pictures Colorworks Launches 4K Television Post-Production FacilityColorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility, has opened a new facility focused on 4K television post-production. Located in the Capra Building on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, Colorworks 4K Television will provide post-production services for original programming shot in 4K and re-mastering services for film-originated media. It will deliver both HD masters for current distribution and 4K masters for future use.
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The Room Debuts New Finishing Facility inside Technicolor – PostWorks New York
News: The Room Debuts New Finishing Facility inside Technicolor –  PostWorks New YorkWith three finishing suites, facility targets independent films, documentaries and television
The Room, a boutique finishing facility servicing independent films, documentaries, long-form television and similar projects, has moved into a new, custom-built facility housed within Technicolor – PostWorks’ West Village location at 110 Leroy Street. The new site, which was designed by acclaimed architect Rafi Segal, includes three finishing suites, each anchored by Autodesk Flame Premium workstations, which feature tools for compositing, color grading, visual effects and graphics.
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Codex Travels the Globe with “Zero Dark Thirty”
News: Codex Travels the Globe with “Zero Dark Thirty”Codex recorders and digital labs support Codex/ARRIRAW workflow.
Codex digital cinema technology continues to prove its metal under the most challenging production conditions. Its latest test came on Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s gripping telling of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Codex recorders and digital labs were employed to capture, manage and process camera data for a production that traveled to remote locations, accumulated huge amounts of original camera media, and shot some scenes in near-total darkness.
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FotoKem Automates nextLAB Integration with PIX System
News: FotoKem Automates nextLAB Integration with PIX SystemImproved Process Powers “House of Cards” Dailies
The latest version of FotoKem’s award-winning nextLAB™ software for advanced media management now automates the transfer of dailies to PIX System’s industry-leading digital collaboration service. nextLAB transcodes the source media files, and immediately uploads the material and over 60 fields of searchable metadata per take directly into PIX. This strategic relationship increases the efficiency of a dailies workflow, and makes it easier for productions to securely access and leverage not just their media, but all the associated production data.
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Visual Data Announces Opening of New Premier Facility
Company to Launch 21st Century Facility in Burbank
Visual Data Media Services - an industry leading provider of integrated end-to-end post production solutions and distribution for all media outlets - has announced the opening date of their new, state-of-the-art facility in Burbank, California. The new location will greatly expand the capacity of Visual Data's current space and was designed from scratch to support 21st century workflows and accommodate the needs of a changing industry. Upon taking ownership of the Hollywood Way building earlier this year, the veteran post production company gutted the space to its outside walls, and an innovative, data centric facility arose in its place. The new Visual Data location will open its doors, with no interruption in service, on January 2, 2013.
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Autodesk Ushers In New Era of Cloud Based Design
World’s First Comprehensive 3D CAD in the Cloud Unveiled at Autodesk University 2012
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), the leader in cloud-based design and engineering software, previewed Autodesk Fusion 360, the world’s first comprehensive cloud-based 3D modeling offering, at Autodesk University today.
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Encore: Baselight Helps Hollywood Facility Reinvent Television Post-Production for the Digital Age
News: Encore: Baselight Helps Hollywood Facility Reinvent Television Post-Production for the Digital AgeEncore is one of the busiest full-service post-production facilities in Hollywood. Part of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, the company, which also has facilities in New York, Vancouver and London, has built its reputation primarily through its work in episodic television. It services such shows as Body of Proof, Castle, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: NY, Enlightened, Glee, Hawaii 5-O, Justified, Magic City, Mob Doctor, Nashville, NCIS, The Newsroom, Raising Hope, Last Resort and Revenge, providing near-set dailies, colour grading, editorial finishing and visual effects. It also boasts one of the industry’s most efficient file-based workflows and was the first to implement an ACES workflow for television.
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FilmLight’s Baselight Used to Grade Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania”
News: FilmLight’s Baselight Used to Grade Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania”Hotel Transylvania, Sony Pictures Animation’s monster hit comedy that already broke records at the U.S. box office, went through final colour grading and stereo finishing in full 3D on Baselight. Completed at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility, DI Colourist John Persichetti used Baselight to apply the finishing touches to the film prior to its worldwide release.
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London’s LipSync Grows Grading Resources with FilmLight’s Baselight
LipSync Post, the award winning London-based full-service post-production facility, has significantly added to its colour grading resources through the purchase of two Baselight systems from FilmLight. When fully operational by year’s end the Baselight systems will serve as the facility’s primary grading tools, enabling LipSync to offer a total of five grading suites that can work flexibly to suit client requirements.
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32TEN Studios Announces Latest Practical Effects Projects For Symantec And FXPHD
News: 32TEN Studios Announces Latest Practical Effects Projects For Symantec And FXPHD32TEN Studios, a San Rafael (Marin, CA) based company that provides production facilities and practical and visual effects services to entertainment, advertising, and corporate clientele, has announced its latest client projects.
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Exciting news from VIEW Conference! Oct 15-19 2012, Turin, Italy
VIEW conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez has announced that senior visual effects supervisor Dan Glass of Method Studios will give a world premiere presentation on the feature film “Cloud Atlas”. Directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, the Warner Bros. release received a 10-minute standing ovation at its Toronto Film Festival premiere. “Cloud Atlas” is scheduled for wide release beginning in late October.
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MTI Film Solves Post for “Major Crimes”
News: MTI Film Solves Post for “Major Crimes”Picking up where it left off on “The Closer,” Hollywood post facility handles post work for Shephard/Robin’s new digitally-captured crime drama.
In the continuation of a highly successful partnership begun last year, MTI Film is providing final color grading and other post-production services to Shephard/Robin Company and Warner Bros. Television for the inaugural season of the new prime-time drama Major Crimes. MTI Film first teamed with Shephard/Robin ten months ago, midway through the final season of The Closer, when that show made the switch from 35mm to digital capture.
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Autodesk Unveils New Gameware Navigation Artificial Intelligence Middleware
News: Autodesk Unveils New Gameware Navigation Artificial Intelligence MiddlewareRe-Engineered Middleware Provides More Open, Accessible and Efficient AI Solution; Empowers Game Developers to Create More Believable Character Behaviors
Autodesk Inc. has revealed the next-generation of its artificial intelligence (AI) middleware, Autodesk Gameware Navigation. Gameware Navigation is the successor of Autodesk Kynapse AI middleware, which empowers game developers to create believable character behaviors for video games. This technology has been re-engineered to offer developers full source code access, a more accessible API (application programming interface) and remote visual debugging tools.
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Sohonet Puts Lantana Campus in Fast Lane for Connectivity
News: Sohonet Puts Lantana Campus in Fast Lane for ConnectivityTurnkey Production Platform Combines Creative Workspace with High-Performance Data Services
Lantana, one of Los Angeles' most prestigious properties for leasing creative office space, has joined forces with Sohonet, the global expert in connectivity and data management, to create an infrastructure that supports the professional content creation community. Lantana chose Sohonet to retrofit their Santa Monica campus, giving tenants easy access to networking solutions that are customizable to their creative needs. The campus-wide implementation has now been completed, positioning Lantana as a unique real estate hub for feature film and television production companies.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube!™ 6.4
News: PipelineFX Releases Qube!™ 6.4Render Farm Management Software Upgrade Brings Mobile Access, Augmented Priority Controls, and Workstation Management Tools to Render Pipelines
PipelineFX, makers of Qube!™, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today the release of Qube! version 6.4. Along with new tools for smart farming, system supervisors can now access Qube! via their smartphones (MobileView), set priority limits for non-privileged users, and control how much of their workstation will be available to the render farm. All with what often amounts to a single click of their mouse.
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MTI Film Goes the Distance for A&E TV’s “Longmire”
News: MTI Film Goes the Distance for A&E TV’s “Longmire”MTI Film’s employs Remote Control Dailies and streamlined workflow to bring Western drama to a smooth finish.
Produced by Warner Horizon Television, Longmire is taking advantage of MTI Film’s new Remote Control Dailies system to facilitate a workflow that spans the country. The show, a modern day crime drama centering on the sheriff of a remote Wyoming community, is shot in New Mexico, but editorial and post work is carried out in Los Angeles. A&E TV’s network operations, meanwhile, are based in Stamford, Connecticut. As a result, editorial media needs to be sent from the set to the editorial team on a daily basis, while high quality review media has to be made available to parties in New Mexico, California and Connecticut
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Pacific Post To Package FotoKem’s nextLAB® with Avid Systems
Pacific Post, a leading provider of Avid rental equipment and editorial space in Hollywood for the film and television industry, will integrate FotoKem’s award-winning nextLAB® software into their editorial offerings. The agreement allows Pacific Post to offer FotoKem’s nextLAB® dailies and data management software solution with Avid editorial systems.
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Legend3D Selects EMC, Enabling Scale to 10X to Build Transformers, Smurfs, Hugo and Spiderman
Performance, Scalability of EMC Isilon Scale-Out Storage Supports Big Data Growth for Leader in 3D Conversion and Visual Effects
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced that Legend3D, the largest provider of 2D-to-3D media content conversions, has standardized on EMC® Isilon® scale-out storage for all of its visual entertainment assets. Leveraging Isilon’s ability to store vast amounts of high-resolution digital media, Legend3D has streamlined its management of Big Data through greatly improved production management, increased artist productivity and the creation of new production pipelines for major motion pictures such as Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Smurfs, Hugo, and The Amazing Spiderman.
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Visual Computing Labs Brings ‘Arjun: The Warrior Prince’ to Life Using Autodesk Software
Autodesk Software Helps Shape India’s Biggest Mainstream Animated Film
Indian animation and visual effects powerhouse Visual Computing Labs (VCL), a division of Tata Elxsi Ltd., leveraged Digital Entertainment Creation software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) to produce its second mainstream animated Bollywood film — “Arjun: The Warrior Prince”. A joint collaboration between Disney and UTV Pictures, the film was directed by Arnab Chaudhuri.
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Hollywood DI Completes Two 3D features Using New Cost-effective Stereo Workflow
Hollywood DI, Globalstor Data Corporation and Maya Digital Studios, Pvt. Ltd. in conjunction with PNY Technologies, Inc. deliver cost-effective solution for 3D color correction and finishing.
Hollywood DI announces the completion of the world's first 3D feature films to be color corrected and finished on Globalstor's ExtremeStor-DI 3D capable systems. Leveraging the power of multiple NVIDIA® Quadro ® 6000 by PNY professional graphics boards and DaVinci Resolve, Hollywood DI delivered stereo 3D grading and finishing for STATIC and SHOLAY 3D. By combining 3D visual effects and 2D to 3D conversions from Maya Digital Studios with the incredible performance of Globalstor's hardware and NVIDIA Quadro by PNY graphics boards, Hollywood DI was able to provide high-end 3D finishing at considerable cost savings over traditional expensive heavy-iron systems.
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Filmworkers Puts FotoKem’s nextLAB® in the House
Software Powers Workflow for Respected Midwest Facility
FotoKem’s nextLAB®, a powerful end-to-end software solution for file-based film and television productions, has been put into service at Chicago’s Filmworkers Club, where it will be used on certain projects to help manage input from camera dailies, through the color pipeline, to delivery. Filmworkers Club is a highly respected facility, providing post production for spots, shorts, features, and television in the Midwest. The software platform was installed in the facility in March.
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Codex And ARRI Continue Successful Partnership
Codex, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, and ARRI, the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate and lighting equipment, have had an incredible year with the ARRI ALEXA camera and the Codex ARRIRAW recorder.
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RadiantGrid Announces Acquisition By Wohler At NAB 2012
Provides New and Current Users with Expanded Sales, Development and Global Support
RadiantGrid Technologies, the developer of leading-edge transcoding, transformation and New Media Automation™ service platforms, is pleased to announce its recent acquisition by industry leader Wohler Technologies at the 2012 NAB show (Booth SU7919). This acquisition will provide current and new RadiantGrid users the benefit of additional sales, technical and development support worldwide.
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Codex And ARRI Continue Successful Partnership
Codex, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, and ARRI, the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate and lighting equipment, have had an incredible year with the ARRI Alexa camera and the Codex ARRIRAW recorder.
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NVIDIA and Partners Transform Entire Content Creation Workflow at 2012 NAB Show
Creative Professionals increase their Speed, Quality and Productivity through GPU computing
Content creators ranging from 2012 Oscar winners Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd. ("Rango") and Pixomondo ("Hugo") to up-and-coming independents such as Bandito Brothers ("Act of Valor", "Waiting for Lightning") and smaller creative services shops such as Dawnrunner Productions and Digital Spatula are increasing the speed, quality and productivity of their workflows through the adoption of GPU computing featuring NVIDIA® Quadro® and Tesla® GPUs.
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FotoKem’s nextLAB Puts Solid Workflow Into Place for Canon Cinema EOS C500/C500 PL Debut
“Man & Beast” Premieres at NAB with Start to Finish Support from nextLAB
FotoKem’s nextLAB, a powerful end-to-end software solution for film and television productions using file-based workflows, played a pivotal role in the production of demonstration footage to support the development announcement of the Canon Cinema EOS C500 and the Cinema EOS C500 PL for use with EF-mount and PL-mount lenses respectively. Both upcoming cameras will be capable of originating 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) resolution digital motion imagery with uncompressed RAW output for external recording.
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Apple Launches New iPad
New iPad Features Retina Display, A5X Chip, 5 Megapixel iSight Camera & Ultrafast 4G LTE
Apple® today introduced the new iPad®, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, featuring a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video.
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USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Icon Imaging Studio, Lightstage LLC and House of Moves Create New Digital Double Pipeline for "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"
News: USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Icon Imaging Studio, Lightstage LLC and House of Moves Create New Digital Double Pipeline for "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"Efficient Workflow Results in High Quality, Vendor-Ready 3D Models; Process Dramatically Simplifies Lighting and Texturing of Digital Humans
USC ICT (ICT), Icon Imaging Studio , Lightstage LLC and House of Moves (HOM) collaboratively pioneered a new process to create digital doubles for the recently released "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island", from New Line Cinema, Contrafilm Production and Warner Bros. Pictures.
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Weta Digital's Groundbreaking Animation on Tintin Movie Powered by Autodesk Technology
News: Weta Digital's Groundbreaking Animation on Tintin Movie Powered by Autodesk TechnologyOscar-Winning Studio's Pioneering Virtual Production Technology Built With Autodesk Software
Virtual production, driven in a large part by real-time Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) software from Autodesk Inc.(NASDAQ: ADSK), has evolved significantly since the process was used for the landmark release of "Avatar" in 2009. Peter Jackson's New Zealand-based Weta Digital studio, long known for its technological innovation, used Autodesk software to take the virtual production process to new levels of real-time performance capture for the animated feature film "The Adventures of Tintin."
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Codex and ARRIRAW Mark a Breakthrough Year in 2011
News: Codex and ARRIRAW Mark a Breakthrough Year in 201150 feature films shot with the ALEXA/CODEX/ARRIRAW workflow.
Codex Digital, the leading developer of digital media recorders and media management systems for film and television production, today announced that Codex Onboard Recorders have been used on approximately 50 feature films in 2011.
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Swiss Broadcasting Corporation Moves to MPEG4 with Adtec Digital
Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR) announces it will begin migrating its satellite transmission from MPEG2 compression to MPEG4 HD 4:2:2 advanced compression with the installation of equipment and service designed by Adtec Digital.
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Hollywood's Picture Head Posts Documentary "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"
News: Hollywood's Picture Head Posts Documentary "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"Conducts Round-the-Clock Effort to Prepare Doc for Debut
Independent films often have compressed post production schedules but even by those standards "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"—which is short-listed for Academy Award consideration—was finished at lightning speed.
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ARRI ALEXA In-Camera Recording Using Avid's DNxHD MXF File Format
ARRI announces a major new recording feature for its ALEXA camera range, offering in-camera support for Avid®’s open standard and widely adopted Avid DNxHD® codec.
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