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Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA Technology
News: Capsule Media Safeguards Production and Post with AJA TechnologyAcross a range of content for broadcast, live-events, commercials and films, Miami-based Capsule Media has a reputation for high-quality production and post services. The efforts of the studio, which was founded in 2002, have paid off in spades, as network juggernauts across the U.S., Europe and Latin America – including PBS, Discovery Channel and Univision – regularly turn to Capsule Media for production needs. Company CEO and Executive Producer Pascal Jacquelin, who oversees each project, draws heavily on the reliability of AJA technology to ensure seamless workflows throughout the life cycle of each show.
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Fox Sports Brazil Selects MatrixStore for World Cup Duty
The Challenge of Guaranteeing Access to Assets in Fast Turnaround Workflows
Securing content in fast turnaround and high pressure environments (like live events with global audiences) can be a time consuming, stressful and a costly exercise. Providing simultaneous, instant access to that content from multiple teams with multiple workflows is another challenge altogether. Fox Sports, one of the fastest growing cable channels in Brazil, faced such a challenge from the International Broadcast Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2014 World Cup Football tournament.
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Neil Maycock appointed VP, Product Strategy
News: Neil Maycock appointed VP, Product StrategyExperienced executive joins Quantel to guide present and future product development
Quantel is delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Maycock as VP, Product Strategy. In his new position, Maycock is responsible for all Quantel product management across news and sports, production everywhere and post production. Key to the role is strategic product development, ensuring that Quantel solutions continue to meet and exceed the market's quickly evolving needs. Maycock will also be looking to build on the opportunities created by the coming together of Quantel and Snell technologies and markets.
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IBC2014 Preview: Danmon Systems Group
See Danmon Systems Group on stand 8.B51 at IBC2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September
Danmon Systems Group will exhibit its full range of systems integration services on stand 8.B51 at IBC2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September. DSG representatives attending will include: Henning Brønnum (Managing Director), Peter Thomsen (Deputy Managing Director), Søren Bruun (Operations Manager), Karsten Grunnet (Media Sales Director), Per Goschebart (Broadcast Sales Manager), Robert Rosenberg (Managing Director, Danmon Asia) and Bjarne Pedersen (Systems Sales Director, Danmon Asia).
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Leader to introduce new LT4600 test instrument at IBC2014
News: Leader to introduce new LT4600 test instrument at IBC2014Leader Instruments will introduce the new LT4600 multi format video generator at the September 12-16 International Broadcasting Convention, IBC, in Amsterdam.
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Announcing the 1 Beyond StreamCam™ AutoTracker™ Camera
News: Announcing the 1 Beyond StreamCam™ AutoTracker™ CameraIndustry-first: Zero-setup, automatic tracking camera added to 1 Beyond streaming product portfolio
1 Beyond, Inc., a leader in streaming video systems, has announced the availability of the 1 Beyond StreamCam AutoTracker camera as part of its streaming product portfolio. An industry-first, this zero-setup, automatic tracking camera will automatically focus, pan, tilt and zoom to follow a presenter. Perfect for lecture capture/streaming where the presenter would prefer to move around than be fixed behind a podium. This camera eliminates the need for an additional camera operator and, together with the 1 Beyond StreamMachine enables a multi-camera event to be recorded/streamed with a single button-push. Additional auto-archive software will automatically transfer recorded files for later use.
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New Farm Cinemas Chooses Christie’s Complete Cinema Solutions for its Refurbished Cineplex in Brisbane
News: New Farm Cinemas Chooses Christie’s Complete Cinema Solutions for its Refurbished Cineplex in BrisbaneChristie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, today announced that its complete cinema solutions comprising the Christie Solaria™ Series projectors and Christie Vive Audio™ cinema systems have been installed in a newly opened cineplex located in New Farm, a trendy inner-city suburb of Brisbane.
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Announcing: The Southeast Creative Summit 2014 / Atlanta Creative Ball 2014! November 7-9, 2014; Atlanta, Georgia Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel!
The Southeast Creative Summit is returning to Atlanta after a successful inaugural year! In our first year, we had over 100 attendees from 12 states attend nearly 80 workshops over three days. This year we have even more talent on the schedule, including Academy Award winning sound mixer Ed Novick (The Dark Knight, Inception), Emmy Award winning editor Jesse Averna (Sesame Street), editor Zack Arnold (Burn Notice, Glee), and many more notable experts in the production and post- production world.
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Doctor Who FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Most Famous Time Lord in the Universe
News: Doctor Who FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Most Famous Time Lord in the Universeby Dave Thompson with foreword by Doctor Who novelist Lance Parkin
Doctor Who is indisputably the most successful and beloved series on UK TV and the most-watched series in the history of BBC America. The show debuted in 1963, and there have been (if you count the spin-offs) nearly 1,000 episodes since. No matter how much Who you’ve seen, however far in you’ve gotten, there are always new things to learn and to discuss, especially with a brand new season (starring a brand new Doctor) beginning August 23rd!
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Appear TV announces Support for LATAM Terrestial Standards at ABTA 2014
News: Appear TV announces Support for LATAM Terrestial Standards at ABTA 2014XC5000 Video and Signal Processing Platform Now Offers ISDB-Tb and PAL-M Support
Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and IP television, will introduce the ISDB-Tb Demodulator and Analog TV Modulator with support of PAL-M Modules for is XC5000 Series Modular Platform at ABTA 2014 (Booth I8). The modules will provide broadcasters with additional support of Brazilian terrestrial broadcast standards.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21 - 23 September 2014
cinec 2014: Three Days Filled with Technology, Discussion and Creativity
After many years of following developments in digital technology a recent counter trend has become noticeable amongst the Cine Equipment and Technology professionals whereby lenses and optics have come into the spotlight. Whilst it is acknowledged that digital technology cuts production costs, it also brings its own challenges notably in the area of archiving. The trade fair cinec and the accompanying cineCongress will provide a forum for experts to explore and discuss new developments on a wide range of topics including those mentioned above as well as opportunities to socialise in lavish surroundings.
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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’
News: Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.
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Director Eva Michon Joins Accomplice Media
News: Director Eva Michon Joins Accomplice MediaAccomplice Media has signed multi-talented filmmaker Eva Michon for exclusive representation in commercials. A skillful visual storyteller with a whimsical sense of humor, Michon has earned considerable praise for her work in music videos and fashion films, the latter including work for such designers as Calla, Pink Tartan, Ten Over Six and Rita Liefhebber. Her first feature-length film, "Death From Above 1979: A Fly in Amber¸" about the Canadian dance-punk duo, is currently in post production.
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Light Of Day’s Nordeen Lifts A Promise Of Safety To The Skies For Johnson’s Baby
News: Light Of Day’s Nordeen Lifts A Promise Of Safety To The Skies For Johnson’s BabyNY-based production and VFX shop Light of Day director Charles Nordeen answers a customer call-to-action with a promise of hope and safety in the new 2:00 “Our Promise” for Johnson’s Baby out of RF Binder. The spot reacts to requests for safer products, celebrating this continued dedication to their customers by banding their staff and families to create a flock of 1,000 origami paper storks with words of their promise. Nordeen captures the genuine warmth and connectedness evoked in the team as they work alongside their children, colleagues and friends to put a touch of personal craftsmanship on their corporate commitment. The spot was edited by Cutting Room, NY editor Chris Hellman.
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Killer Tracks Adds Emerging Bands to Its “Artist Series”
News: Killer Tracks Adds Emerging Bands to Its “Artist Series”Production Music Specialist Inks Licensing Agreements With Buzz Bands Rare Monk and Misun.
Killer Tracks, the industry’s leading supplier of pre-cleared production music, is expanding and broadening the scope of its groundbreaking Artist Series with a focus on emerging talent. The company is releasing a number of new tracks from breakout artists, including work from Portland alt rockers Rare Monk and the L.A.-based quartet Misun.
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Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. To Host Charitable Raffle Event At IBC 2014
News: Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. To Host Charitable Raffle Event At IBC 2014Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is hosting a charitable raffle event at IBC 2014 (Hall 11, Stand 11.D30) to commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary. The family-founded, Australian-owned camera support equipment company will offer a champagne toast and announce the winner of a limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod in an exclusive giveaway on Saturday, September 13, at 4:00pm. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the IABM Educational Foundation, which supports broadcast students interested in furthering their technical education.
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Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace
News: Mixamo Animations Now Available in Unreal Engine 4 MarketplaceFree, Ready-Made Animations Let Unreal Engine Developers Get Their 3D Characters Moving in Minutes
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has made a number of popular animations from its massive animation collection available in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace. These Mixamo animations are optimized for use in Unreal Engine 4.3, are available at no additional charge to game developers with an Unreal Engine 4 subscription, and are ready for use in the popular game engine. The animations are available starting today, July 31, 2014.
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Blackmagic Design announces ATEM Camera Control Now Available
Now Customers with ATEM Production Switchers can Control their Cameras via the SDI Connection
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switchers Update 6.0 which adds support for controlling cameras from ATEM production switchers via the program feed to the camera. ATEM Switchers Update 6.0 is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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AX32 Converters Capture José van Dam & YOU Concert
News: AX32 Converters Capture José van Dam & YOU ConcertAX32 converters captured the detailed audio nuances during a large-scale recording of a recent concert with José van Dam & YOU in Brussels. The recording was made at the city's largest cultural venue, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, for the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. Other performers included the National Orchestra of Belgium and soloists. The concert was streamed directly over the web using low-latency uncompressed audio-over-Ethernet networking.
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The Canon Digital Learning Center Provides Tips on How to Capture Your Favorite Summer Memories
To help photographers take some of their best shots this summer, the Canon Digital Learning Center has created several articles, videos and blog posts that highlight how to capture once-in-a-lifetime shots, while protecting their gear during the dog days of summer.
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Japan’s Q-TEC, Inc. Installs Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 at Tokyo Headquarters
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based Q-TEC, Inc. have installed a Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 in their Tokyo headquarters. Q-TEC have also installed Blackmagic Design Videohub Smart Controls and a variety of Mini Converters into their facility as part of an improved post production infrastructure.
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Input Media Upgrades MatrixStore for EVS
News: Input Media Upgrades MatrixStore for EVSObject Matrix, trusted provider of object based nearline storage today announces that Input Media has upgraded its existing MatrixStore cluster in preparation for new EVS workflows.
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Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"
News: Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"The Creative Team at The Asylum Turns to LightWave 3D Software to Deliver 99% of the Visual Effects for the Sequel to the Syfy Network’s Popular Sharknado Franchise
When actors, chainsaws, and shark-filled tornadoes come together onscreen, it’s television magic. Such is the case with "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which delivers even more excitement than the original "Sharknado" of 2013.
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Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13
News: Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will have a student from its Game Studio present a newly produced, school-developed, mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College & Director of Game Design & Development program.
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LEVA Celebrates 25th Annual Conference, Explores Multimedia Evidence Technologies
The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) will explore several aspects of today’s growing world of digital evidence during the 2014 LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium, which runs Oct. 6-10 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This year’s five-day event is the nonprofit organization’s 25th annual conference, which has been hosted by cities across the United States and Canada.
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Telestream Switch Combines Multiformat Playback, Inspection, and Media Conversion into One Simple Tool for Media Professionals
Announcing the Release of Switch to Simplify Media Inspection and iTunes Asset Package Creation for Broadcast and Post-Production Professionals
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced the release of SwitchTM, a new multiformat media player that provides broadcast and post-production professionals everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Switch is built on the same technologies Telestream developed for its professional transcoding tools, which power the digital media ecosystems of 95% of top US broadcasters, 80% of Fortune 100 companies in the US, thousands of media professionals, and literally millions of consumers.
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SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award
News: SmallHD Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology AwardSmallHD, creators of the world’s first high definition on-camera monitor, showed their new monitors to the Hollywood community at the Cine Gear Expo in June, held on the back lot at Paramount Studios. SmallHD’s DP7-PRO has redefined the way field monitors operate on set.
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eyeballMOTO's Short Film "Experience" Brings Motorcycle Zen Into Focus
News: eyeballMOTO's Short Film "Experience" Brings Motorcycle Zen Into FocusDirector Limore Shur Brings Moto World To Cinematic Apex
Director Limore Shur recently debuted “Experience,” a captivating documentary short that goes deep inside the world-famous Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS). The film weaves textured depictions of the renowned program's intensive learning environment with stunning footage of students and instructors circling the track full throttle.
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‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ Exclusive Exhibition Celebrating 66TH Primetime Emmy Nominees Opens At The Hollywood Museum
News: ‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ Exclusive Exhibition Celebrating 66TH Primetime Emmy Nominees Opens At The Hollywood MuseumExhibition Features Costumes From More Than 20 Emmy®-Nominated Shows
Emmy® season has been sizzling in Hollywood since nominations were revealed on July 10! The Hollywood Museum, the official Museum of Hollywood, celebrates the 66th Primetime Emmy® Award nominees with an exclusive exhibition showcasing costumes, props and more from over twenty Emmy®-nominated television programs. ‘And The Nominees Are…Emmys® 2014’ will be on view at The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building located in the heart of Hollywood through Sept. 14.
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Award-Winning Documentarians Discuss Upcoming feature "Gennadiy"
News: Award-Winning Documentarians Discuss Upcoming feature "Gennadiy""Gennadiy" is the latest documentary feature from director Steve Hoover, producer Danny Yourd and cinematographer John Pope, the filmmaking team behind the award-winning documentary "Blood Brother." The film follows "Gennadiy," a confounding pastor, hardened by years of fighting corruption in post-Soviet Ukraine. He's known for rehabilitating drug-addicted kids, pulling them from the sewers and relentlessly, sometimes violently fighting for them. 
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Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom as Business Development Executive
News: Arsenal FX Names Kira Karlstrom as Business Development ExecutiveArsenal FX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high-end commercial finishing, has appointed Kira Karlstrom as Business Development Executive. Previously, she was a Manager in the Live Events Division at Marvel Entertainment.
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Southern Theatres’ Movie Tavern 8 In Covington, Louisiana, To Be Powered Exclusively By Christie Vive Audio And Christie Solaria Series Projectors
News: Southern Theatres’ Movie Tavern 8 In Covington, Louisiana, To Be Powered Exclusively By Christie Vive Audio And Christie Solaria Series ProjectorsChristie’s Managed Services to Complete Southern Theatres’ Second “All Christie” State-of-the-Art Entertainment Complex
Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, is proud to announce that Southern Theatres has completed its second “all Christie” entertainment complex, at the new Southern Theatres Movie Tavern 8 in Covington, Louisiana. The eight-screen cinema eatery is powered exclusively by Christie Solaria® Series projectors and Christie Vive Audio™ cinema systems, comprised of Christie’s innovative line array wall and ceiling surround speakers, purposely crafted and built for the cinema environment. Christie’s Professional Services team provided complete design, integration and installation services and will continue to provide 24/7 remote monitoring and ongoing technical support through Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC).
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SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio Fernandez
News: SPLICE® Expands Visual Effects Department; Welcomes VFX Artist Patricio FernandezCreative studio SPLICE® has expanded its visual effects department and welcomed Visual Effects Artist Patricio Fernandez. With an incredible international resume and credits that include such feature films as “Wrath of the Titans,” “Terminator: Salvation,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Fernandez expands the visual effects capacity of Splice, as the company continues to grow its feature and episodic television visual effects team.
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ABS Lighting Grid Upgrade Improves Studio Versatility, Reduces Energy Costs For TV Tacoma
News: ABS Lighting Grid Upgrade Improves Studio Versatility, Reduces Energy Costs For TV TacomaThe production studio for TV Tacoma, a government access channel serving the City of Tacoma and Pierce County, Wash., is a lot brighter and more versatile since professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) upgraded the facility’s lighting grid. ABS removed all incandescent lights and replaced them with almost 70 Brightline daylight balanced (5600K) fluorescent and LED lighting instruments.
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No Horsing Around With Cobham’s Nano HD TX
Cobham, the RF transmission specialist company, has announced the successful deployment of its Nano HD TX wireless transmitter as part of a wireless camera facility installed by Broadcast RF for coverage of Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby, the crown jewels of British horse racing, for Channel 4 Racing.
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ITV Studios Adds to Production Values on Popular Drama "Coronation Street" with Innovative FilmLight Workflows Inside Avid
News: ITV Studios Adds to Production Values on Popular Drama "Coronation Street" with Innovative FilmLight Workflows Inside AvidNew Home for Coronation Street Introduces Tight Integration Between Baselight Grading and Avid Editing
As part of its move to a new production base, ITV’s popular continuing drama, "Coronation Street," has implemented a new grading workflow based around FilmLight technology. As well as a Baselight ONE grading system with Slate control surface, five of the productions edit suites are equipped with Baselight Editions, putting the creative grading toolset directly inside Avid.
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IABM Supports its Members and BBC Academy as UK Transitions to File-Based Programme Delivery
The IABM showed support for the UK’s upcoming transition to file-based programme delivery by joining forces with the BBC Academy, to host an exclusive preview event for its members and key representatives from across the broadcasting industry.
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Customer Demand Drives Three European New Hires for TMD
TransMedia Dynamics (TMD) the leading provider of media asset management systems for digital and physical assets, today confirmed three new appointments for TMD’s UK headquarters in response to their expanding UK and European business operations.
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Exhibition preview: ATG Danmon at IBC2014
ATG Danmon will promote its all-embracing range of broadcast systems planning, design, installation, commissioning and post-installation support capabilities at IBC2014, Amsterdam, September 12-16. This includes workflow optimisation for live and file-based production environments, media asset management and archiving, signing, post-production, presentation and playout, as well as OB production trucks and satellite link vehicles.
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TSL Products presents European launch of Audio/Video-over-IP and next generation confidence monitoring solutions at IBC 2014
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, will present several European product launches on Stand 10.B41 at IBC 2014 that address the increasing demand for Audio/Video-over-IP workflows. The PAM AVB range - the broadcast industry’s first AVB audio monitoring solution - makes its European debut, together with the AXIUS range of managed ethernet switches for Audio/Video-over-IP workflows. In addition TSL Products will bring the PAM PiCo Touch audio, loudness and logging meter to Europe for the first time.
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Marquis to Demonstrate Latest Developments to Optimise Workflow at IBC 2014
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software will demonstrate the latest functionality of its leading integration solutions designed to optimise broadcast workflows at IBC this year on booth 2.A58. Marquis’ popular archive and retrieve solution, Project Parking, will be on show, in addition to the latest enhancements for the company’s flagship media integration solution, Medway, which includes its new DPP functionality to deliver files in AS-11 format. The new Digital Product Partnership (DPP) support from Marquis, will enables content to be delivered in the new DPP AS11 delivery format which becomes mandatory in the UK from October.
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Bexel Purchased Grass Valley LDX Cameras and Kayenne Switchers Used During 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
News: Bexel Purchased Grass Valley LDX Cameras and Kayenne Switchers Used During 2014 FIFA World Cup in BrazilGrass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied 30 LDX Première advanced imaging cameras to Bexel, a leading provider of high-end audio and video equipment rentals, production gear and fiber services, for coverage of the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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Chapman Students and Xsens Bring Robot Love to Life in “Some Like it Bot”
News: Chapman Students and Xsens Bring Robot Love to Life in “Some Like it Bot”Students Relied on Xsens MVN for Flexible Motion Capture On-set; Short Film Recently Screened at Comic-Con International
How do you catch robot love on film? The answer for Chapman College’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts students was “Some Like It Bot,” a short film that depicts the clumsy first date of a human and his cyborg crush. Produced quickly with Xsens mocap technology, the film was recently an official selection at Comic-Con International proving that the right tools are all it takes to update a rom-com.
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Cinedeck Highlights 4K-Made-Simple at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)
News: Cinedeck Highlights 4K-Made-Simple at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will highlight “4K/UltraHD Workflow Made Simple”, and how budget conscious producers can improve productivity, while making significant time, labor and costs savings throughout production and post production using Cinedeck platforms, during IBC 2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September (Hall7.J07)
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Geek & Sundry’s New ‘Morganville: The Series’ Uses Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci Resolve
News: Geek & Sundry’s New ‘Morganville: The Series’ Uses Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Morganville,” a new digital series based on the best selling “Morganville Vampires” novels by Rachel Caine, is being shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4Ks and Pocket Cinema Cameras and graded using DaVinci Resolve.
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CHV Updates all Plugins for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5
Updates, New FxPlug-Bundle, More Value, More Savings and a New Installer
CHV-Electronics Inc., software developer of plugins for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5, has announced today a variety of news:
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Communicate / Collaborate with Emery Wells and Andrew Hurteau
News: Communicate / Collaborate with Emery Wells and Andrew HurteauThis episode of The Go Creative Show with Ben Consoli features two experts to help you better communicate and collaborate. First, Andrew Hurteau, a presentation and communication skills coach shares tips on how to better present yourself and your ideas. Then Emery Wells, the co-founder of Frame.io joins in to discuss how to effectively collaborate with your team and clients, and how Frame.io could be the best tool to do that. Plus Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com chimes in on all the latest industry news.
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The Lena Live Radio Hour is On-Air with DPA Microphones
News: The Lena Live Radio Hour is On-Air with DPA MicrophonesSyndicated web-based radio show simplifies studio setup with company’s d:dicate™ Recording Microphone range
Listeners the world-over tune in to BBS Internet Radio every Thursday to hear The Lena Live Radio Hour, hosted by Professor Lena Miremonde. The multi-faceted program covers topics from physics and politics, to music and art. In order to ensure the audio is perfectly clear over the airwaves, the station relies on DPA Microphones’ d:dicate™ Recording Microphones with MMP-A preamp. With the capability to switch between the d:dicate 2011 Cardioid and 2006 Omnidirectional capsules, the program’s producer, Julian Lampert, is afforded a modular functionality that can cover a large variety of audio needs while offering the benefits of fantastic sound quality and a drastically simple setup.
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Appear TV Demonstrates Modular Headend Technologies at ABTA 2014
Universal Processing Platform Designed to Allow Broadcasters to Support Multiple Transmission Formats Simultaneously
Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and IP television, will showcase its XC Series Modular Platform, supporting top transmission functions, at ABTA 2014 (Booth I8). On display will be modules providing multiple processes for all stages of the transmission chain, from content-aggregation and video processing to multiplexing and multiple carrier delivery.
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Creative Collective Wander Uses Syncopated Storytelling℠ To Craft Oxfam America’s “Be David”
News: Creative Collective Wander Uses Syncopated Storytelling℠ To Craft Oxfam America’s “Be David”Digital Short Aims To Educate, Inspire & Activate
“Be David” is an inspiring long-form PSA crafted by Creative Collective Wander in collaboration with Oxfam America. Using its signature Syncopated Storytelling℠, Wander created an information-rich narrative that blends enthusiasm and a touch of humor to activate viewers to champion for change with Oxfam America. In other words: find their inner David.
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Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014ILM, Method Studios, and Digital Domain Among Featured Presenters, Real-Time Live Event Showing Rendering Advancements for Independent Filmmaking
At SIGGRAPH 2014, Chaos Group is bringing back one of last year’s most popular presentation events, “V-Ray Days.” Filled with behind-the-scenes information on rendering techniques used on films like “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” “Maleficent,” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the two-day event will not only cover films, but broadcast television, commercials, game cinematics and more.
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Clear-Com And Tadco Collaborate To Provide Reliable And Robust Comms Equipment For AV, House Of Worship And Live Entertainment Sectors
Tadco to serve as Clear-Com’s dedicated Live Performance distribution partner in South Africa
Clear-Com® announced today that Tadco, the South African audio distribution company, will offer the entire range of Clear-Com communications systems to the House of Worship, live entertainment and AV sectors in the Sub-Saharan African region.
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Whitehouse Post Revisits America’s Favorite Framily in New Sprint Spots
News: Whitehouse Post Revisits America’s Favorite Framily in New Sprint SpotsContinuing an already successful campaign, the latest Sprint commercials, cut by Whitehouse Post Editors Trish Fuller and Lisa Gunning via Figliulo & Partners, further explore the adventures of an eclectic collection of characters living life as a “Framily.”
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Christie’s Donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches Immersive Cinematic Experience
News: Christie’s Donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches Immersive Cinematic ExperienceChristie®, a global leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual display solutions, continued its technology partnership recently with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (USC SCA) by launching a state-of-the-art cinema experience at USC’s showcase Theatre, the Eileen Norris Theatre. Christie, through a generous donation of equipment and installation services, will be the sole provider of all cinematic and audio equipment within the Eileen Norris Theatre, and will be working together with USC SCA in enhancing visual technologies, specifically cinematic ones.
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Christie Positioned For Continued Engineering and Product Innovation and Leadership with New Appointments; Executive VPs and Vice President Named
Jennifer Smith Heads Global Market Solutions; Mike Esch heads Global Engineering and Ihor Stech, Operations
Christie®, the global leader in helping customers create the world’s best shared experiences, today announced several senior management appointments for its product and solutions management, engineering and operations’ functions.
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Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track
News: Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On TrackLeading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios
Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Giver, Hercules, Lucy, The Maze Runner, and others.
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Video Devices PIX 260 Captures Footage Fit for a King as Part of The Royal Society Headquarters Refit
When The Royal Society in London was looking to refit the audio and visual facilities in two rooms at its headquarters at Carlton House Terrace in London, it turned to Video Devices, mission-critical video products by Sound Devices, and its PIX 260i for its video recording needs.
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Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014Visit Imagineer Systems at booth 817 for demos of the newly released mocha Pro 4 with advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows, Python scripting and more improved features
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s annual SIGGRAPH conference, taking place from August 12th through 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada. Attendees to the show can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (817) to learn more about the launch of the mocha Pro v4, which features a brand new Stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects facilities. Members of the Imagineer Systems team will be presenting demos daily at the booth.
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Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film Company
News: Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film CompanyCompass 20 Tripod System Assists Film Company in Shooting Veterans Expeditions Documentary
When Grit & Thistle Film Company went on a wild adventure, battling whitewater rapids to shoot a documentary for the non-profit organization Veterans Expeditions, Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, stood steady against the waves, providing the company with a Compass 20 Solo 75 3-Stage Carbon Fibre System to help them successfully shoot the project.
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Drobo Redefines Storage for Creative Professionals with First Ruggedized and Portable all Flash Array
News: Drobo Redefines Storage for Creative Professionals with First Ruggedized and Portable all Flash ArrayDrobo Mini with SSDs Delivers Maximum Speed and Data Protection
Connected Data, the creator of the award-winning Drobo line of smart storage solutions, today announces the launch of its Drobo Mini with Solid State Disk (SSD) drives delivering as much as 80% more performance compared to a Mini configured with traditional spinning hard drives. The Drobo Mini is the first portable, rugged and expandable SSD solution ideal for filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals who need to capture and protect data while on location, and safely transport footage and photos back to the studio for post-production.
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Sohonet Appoints Chuck Parker to Executive Chairman
Company Continues Global Geographic Growth and Market Expansion
Sohonet, the leading expert in connectivity and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for the media and entertainment industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Parker to Executive Chairman, whose expertise will continue to guide the company in its global expansion efforts.
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Sonnet Now Shipping Award-Winning New xMac™ Pro Server
News: Sonnet Now Shipping Award-Winning New xMac™ Pro ServerNew 4U Rackmount Enclosure Securely Houses the Latest Mac Pro®, Connects Three PCIe® Expansion Cards Via Thunderbolt™ 2, and Provides 5.25-Inch Mobile Rack Expansion
Sonnet is now shipping its new xMac™ Pro Server with a Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for the latest generation of Mac Pro® computers. The xMac Pro Server securely mounts the computer horizontally inside a specially designed 4U modular enclosure, connects three PCIe 2.0 slots via Thunderbolt 2 technology, and provides space to install additional equipment in two 5.25-inch mobile rack bays. Unveiled at the 2014 NAB Show, the xMac Pro Server has already garnered industry awards.
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Camera Corps Across All the Action in 2014
News: Camera Corps Across All the Action in 20142014 is proving another exhilarating year for Camera Corps working in partnership with major OB specialists, production companies and broadcasters globally.
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AV Stumpfl Gives Norwegian Rock ‘Wings‘ for Pink Floyd Tribute Concerts
News: AV Stumpfl Gives Norwegian Rock ‘Wings‘ for Pink Floyd Tribute ConcertsUnique Projection Mapping, Blending and Warping in Spectacular Setting
Everyone is familiar with the idea of a rock concert, but few events take the word ‘rock’ as literally as the recent series of outdoor gigs staged in Norway by the Pink Floyd tribute band Puls. Against the dramatic backdrop of the Kilden-Fjæreheia quarry in Grimstad, the band played six sold-out nights to audiences who were wowed not just by the music but by the spectacular projection-mapped backdrop that was created courtesy of AV Stumpfl’s Wings AV multi-image control technology.
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Ten Sports Pakistan Embraced Grass Valley Solutions for 2014 FIFA World Cup Studio Production
As fans around the world gathered to cheer for their favorite teams, live production studios were relying on state-of-the-art solutions for creating engaging content, including program highlights and replays. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied Ten Sports Pakistan Beam, based in Film City, Noida and owned by Zee Entertainment Ltd., with one K2 Dyno Replay System and one K2 Summit 3G Production Client for the production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Grass Valley provided training and on-site support to ensure that Ten Sports was up and running quickly with its new solution.
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Atlanta-Based Tradewind Productions Undertakes Diverse Corporate/Event Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 Handheld
News: Atlanta-Based Tradewind Productions Undertakes Diverse Corporate/Event Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 HandheldTradeWind proprietor and veteran shooter Christian Jolly, who built his award-winning company around acquisition with Panasonic pro cameras, selected the PX270 based on its 4:2:2 10-bit color space, integrated lens and advanced features such as high-resolution proxy recording.
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CatDV Highlights Money-Spinning Asset Management Opportunities IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV Highlights Money-Spinning Asset Management Opportunities IBC 2014 (7.J15C)CatDV 11 Enables Content Owners to Repurpose and Monetize Media Assets
Square Box Systems, leading developer of digital asset management systems, will focus on how its latest CatDV 11 software enables content owners to easily repurpose and monetize their media assets, whilst also significantly improving end-to-end workflow efficiency – from production and post production, through to delivery and distribution – in broadcast, cinema and IPTV applications during IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam.
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ProSiebenSat1 Produktion Chooses MatrixStore to Protect Production Assets
Object Matrix, trusted provider of object based digital preservation platforms discusses how MatrixStore, its’ flagship product, is being used in Munich based broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion, to protect media assets’ in their file based postproduction workflows.
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Nice Shoes Expands Color Palette With Malfitano and Koenig
News: Nice Shoes Expands Color Palette With Malfitano and KoenigNice Shoes has been steadily growing in 2014, with the formation of its Creative Studio, which adds new creative and live action services; and now with additions to the company’s well-respected color team. As part of this strategic growth, Executive Producer Ed Koenig has joined the studio, and was instrumental in bringing on new senior colorist Sal Malfitano.
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SilhouetteFX Releases Version 5.2
Many Customer-Driven Features Added To Industry Workhorse
SilhouetteFX LLC is pleased to announce the release of Silhouette V5.2. When our customers speak, we listen. All of the new features in version 5.2 are a direct result of customer feedback. As a thank-you, we continue to buck the tradition of other software companies who bleed their customers dry with maintenance fees. Silhouette 5.2 is a free release to all 5.x customers. Remember who loves ya baby!
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DPA Microphones Announces Trade-Up to d:fine Promo
DPA, Inc., the U.S. arm of DPA Microphones, is pleased to announced a new trade-up rebate program for its d:fine™ Headset Microphones. Participants will receive a $100 mail-in rebate for every purchase of select d:fine Headset Microphones, provided they additionally trade-in a competitor headset. The promotion is only valid on purchases made from an authorized U.S. dealer between July 28, 2014 and October 3, 2014.
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AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last Supper
News: AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last SupperWith all the attention focused on a film’s visuals, its audio sometimes receives insufficient attention. The best cinematography and visual finish can be ruined by inadequate audio post-production, an outcome that separates the amateur from the professional filmmaker.
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Flux Releases IRCAM SPAT v3 for AAX/AU/VST
News: Flux Releases IRCAM SPAT v3 for AAX/AU/VSTFlux Completes Migration to v3 with the Release of SPAT v3 Adding Support for AVID AAX and 64 Bit Systems.
Flux Sound and Picture Development of Orleans, France is proud to announce the release of SPAT v3, a positional audio plug-in combining three independently definable surround reverbs in a single plug-in with the ability to position and animate, with full automation, mono and stereo sound sources within these reverberant spaces.
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HOBO Hits the Perfect Pitch For Nicktoons Network Rebrand
News: HOBO Hits the Perfect Pitch For Nicktoons Network RebrandSound Design/Audio Post House Adds Distinctive Sonic Touch to Network’s First Rebrand in Five Years
What does a brand sound like? That was the challenge facing sound design/audio post studio HOBO when they teamed with Nicktoons – the kid-targeted network featuring popular animated action shows such as “Spongebob Squarepants,” “WildGrinders,” “Power Rangers” and “Avatar” – on their first network rebrand since 2009.
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Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Southeastern University’s Broadcast Majors Produce Nationally Televised Talk Show With Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasFiber-Backed Cameras Used for All-Level Classroom Instruction Also Feed Live Video for IMAG to Largest Event Space on Campus
Southeastern University, a private Christian institution with more than 4,000 students located in Lakeland, FL, trains its broadcast majors in a sophisticated HD production studio equipped with four AK-AC3800 studio cameras.
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‘The Bachelorette’ Co-DP Andre Martinez Lights on Location with Zylight F8 LED Fresnel
News: ‘The Bachelorette’ Co-DP Andre Martinez Lights on Location with Zylight F8 LED FresnelIt never fails. There you are, waiting to shoot a gondola scene in Venice, Italy, but the gondolier is unable to dock at your predetermined – at pre-lit – location. What do you do?
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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Shoot Action/Thriller 'Checkmate'
News: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera Used to Shoot Action/Thriller 'Checkmate'Blackmagic Design today announced that two Blackmagic Production Camera 4Ks and a Pocket Cinema Camera were used to shoot the upcoming action/thriller “Checkmate.” Produced by LA’s Status Media & Entertainment, the film chronicles how the actions of individuals affect us all, as six people are thrown together during an elaborate bank heist where any move can alter the outcome.
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Airbag Productions Chooses Frankie for its Real-time Video Reviews
Production Company Uses Frankie on "Vauxhall Insignia Commercial
Airbag Productions has chosen Frankie to conduct video review sessions both internally and with its local and remote clients after testing and comparing many other options. For its work creating commercials, Airbag found Frankie to be the easiest product to use, with the most appealing interface and PDF summary. Production companies like Airbag now have an affordable and simple-to-use option to complete video reviews.
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Baselight Sets the Look for Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys
News: Baselight Sets the Look for Clint Eastwood’s Jersey BoysWarner Bros. Relies on Baselight for Dailies and DI, Creating a Characteristic Period Feel for Musical
Adapted from the stage hit, "Jersey Boys" is the musical story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. For his movie adaptation, director Clint Eastwood wanted a characteristic 1960s feel. He turned to the Warner Bros MPI team and their colourist Maxine Gervais on the Baselight colour suite from FilmLight.
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I-MOVIX Extends Performance of X10 UHD Ultra Slow-motion System
News: I-MOVIX Extends Performance of X10 UHD  Ultra Slow-motion SystemI-MOVIX (IBC 11.E43) has extended the performance of its class-leading X10 UHD, the industry’s first 4K ultra-slow motion system to support both continuous super slow motion (SSM) and ultra slow motion (USM) at frame rates of up to 1000fps.
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Kyle Camarillo Wins MōVI™ at REDirect Skateboard Filmmaking Competition
News: Kyle Camarillo Wins MōVI™ at REDirect Skateboard Filmmaking CompetitionWhen Kyle Camarillo was selected for the REDirect skateboard filmmaking competition sponsored by RED Digital Cinema and famed skate park, The Berrics, he chose to film his entry with Freefly Systems’ MōVI™ M10 camera stabilizer. “We’ve always skated alongside the skateboarder to capture footage, so keeping the camera steady is what we always strive for,” Camarillo says. “Using the MōVI perfected that as well as opened up new doors.”
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Documentary Explores the Evolution, Proliferation, and Art of Apps
News: Documentary Explores the Evolution, Proliferation, and Art of AppsFilmmakers Jedidiah Hurt and Jake Schumacher Have Taken a Step to Uncovering Different Sides to the Cultural Awareness of Apps with the Launch of Their Documentary, "App: The Human Story."
There is no doubt you're reading this press release on a software application. It's safe to say that apps are transforming the way we live. Filmmakers Jedidiah Hurt and Jake Schumacher have taken a step to uncovering different sides to the cultural awareness of apps with the launch of their documentary, "App: The Human Story".
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Euro Media Utilizes Grass Valley LDX Series Cameras to Bring Viewers Closer to the Action at 2014 Tour de France
News: Euro Media Utilizes Grass Valley LDX Series Cameras to Bring Viewers Closer to the Action at 2014 Tour de FranceCustom Wireless Integration Capability Enables More Installation Flexibility
The 101st running of the Tour de France covers a total distance of 3,664 kilometers through 21 stages. For the riders, the physical and mental challenges are hard to imagine. For Euro Media Group, the firm responsible for the overall wireless coverage, production challenges are also incredible. This year, to address the challenge, the company is using five brand-new LDX WorldCam cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide up-close footage from five motorcycles that follow the action throughout each stage.
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Marquis Introduces Interplay Orphan Crosschecking (IOC) in Latest Version of Project Parking
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software has announced the launch of Project Parking V3.8. The latest functionality of its edit shared storage management software, Project Parking, now includes Interplay Orphan Crosschecking (IOC) which provides verification of orphan material when working with Avid Interplay. The new functionality will be on show on booth 2.A58 at IBC.
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Cambridge Imaging Systems Previews Next-Gen Imagen System and Demonstrates Seamless Integration with Partners at IBC 2014
News: Cambridge Imaging Systems Previews Next-Gen Imagen System and Demonstrates Seamless Integration with Partners at IBC 2014Partnerships with Quantum, Spectra Logic and Microsoft Enable Customers to Build Scalable, Secure Workflows
At IBC 2014, Cambridge Imaging Systems will preview the new version of Imagen, the world-class media management and publishing solution, as well as demonstrating strong relationships with companies including Microsoft, Quantum and Spectra Logic that will help users to create scalable, secure end-to-end workflows. The company will discuss these partnerships and present demonstrations of Imagen 3.4 at IBC 2014 on Stand 6.C23.
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IABM Appoints Director for APAC Region
Prominent Industry Figure Peter Bruce To Bolster Senior Management Team
The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) has announced the appointment of Peter Bruce to the position of director for APAC. The appointment reinforces the organisation’s drive to strengthen its global presence and support members, and follows the recent announcement of a director for North America.
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Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”
News: Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”Juan Ignacio Cabrera leads the way with Mistika
Inspiring Los Angeles-based Juan Ignacio Cabrera recently handled the post production for the second and third seasons of "Chosen," the most successful show on Sony's Crackle TV network. Leading colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera graded the series on a Mistika 4K system from SGO.
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ExaSAN Storage Received Recommendation from Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 11
Accusys ExaSAN (Accusys Storage Ltd.) received recommendation from Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 11. Including A08S3-PS with C1M, A12S2-PS RAID storage and SWF16 switch are listed on the shopping list of DaVinci Resolve 11’s Configuration Guide.
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ProAm USA Aims to Bring its CarryOn Jib to Market Through a New Kickstarter Campaign
Filmmaker Jonathan Baty of ProAm USA Taps into the Kickstarter Filmmaking Community to Help Launch the CarryOn Jib, the Most Compact, Lightest Camera Crane of its Kind
ProAm USA, a manufacturer of production equipment for film and video enthusiasts and professionals, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring its latest innovation, the CarryOn Jib, to fruition. With a goal of $25,000 and 29 days to reach it as of July 24th, if successful, the ProAm USA CarryOn Jib will be the most compact, yet full-sized crane on the market.
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Key Code Media Strengthens Staff, After Rapid Growth Supporting Enterprise Production Technology In 2014
News: Key Code Media Strengthens Staff, After Rapid Growth Supporting Enterprise Production Technology In 2014Key Code Media strengthens its technical & sales staff, in their Burbank, California corporate office with the addition of several key team members. Additions include Matt Flaum as Senior Solution Architect, and Candace Fagan as the San Fernando Valley Account Manager. In addition, Erika Fredrick, formally Solution Sales Manager for Key Code Media, has been promoted to Vice President of Western Regional Sales.
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Brickyard VFX Helps Anthony Davis and Boost Mobile Move to the Head of the Class
Boutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio Brickyard VFX was recently tapped by 180LA for a new two-spot campaign featuring NBA star Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans for Boost Mobile, a leading no-contract cellphone service provider.
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IBC2014: Dalet Showcases Innovation in MAM-Driven Workflows and File-Based Tools
With the Resources of Three Technology Platforms at its Disposal, Dalet Offers Advanced Workflow Options and Video Manipulation Solutions
At IBC2014, Dalet Digital Media Systems will affirm its leadership in media asset management with new products that combine comprehensive workflow tools with state-of-the art image processing, transcoding and distribution.
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Guerrero Joins MSE Sales Staff
Matthews Studio Equipment, provider of unique support from clamps to MAX the Light Mover, Polly Dolly, Floatcam’s DC-Slider and more announces that Stuart Guerrero has recently joined the MSE Sales Team.
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Synthia Introduces Itself in SynthEyes 1407 3-D Tracker
Revolutionary New Productivity Tool with Natural Language Text and Voice Control
The latest 1407 version of Andersson Technologies LLC's SynthEyes 3-D tracking application includes a revolutionary new productivity tool, Synthia. The SynthEyes Instructible Assistant, ie Synthia, enables chat-style natural language control. Unlike simpler assistants such as Siri or Google Now, Synthia responds to specific instructions, simple or complex, and can be instructed by the user in English to add additional functionality. Cloud communications make possible rapid improvement based on users' experiences.
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HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE® 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
'Making Do With More' Event at Hollywood's Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2014) will feature a pre-conference event — the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) and titled "Making Do With More." The daylong event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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Flashpoint’s LED Lights Are the Newest Lighting Collection for Photo and Video Available Exclusively at Adorama
The SpeedLight Partner, the VariAngle and other LED Lighting Solutions Available in Standard and Bi-Color Options Make Up This Energy-Efficient Lighting Collection for DSLR and Video Camera Imaging
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is now selling a brand new line of Flashpoint LED lights designed for both camera and stand-mounted use. New photography and videography lights from Flashpoint include the SpeedLight Partner and the VariAngle light, as well as a collection of LED lights in both standard and bi-color options. New stand-mounted lights include various models of circular and panel lights. These Flashpoint LED lights are available exclusively in store at Adorama and online.
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Christie Donates Digital Projectors and Installation Services, Continuing its Support of San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts
News: Christie Donates Digital Projectors and Installation Services, Continuing its Support of San Diego’s Museum of Photographic ArtsWelcome Grant from Christie Will Enrich Visitors’ Visual Experience
Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, is pleased to announce its donation of high-performance projection technology and installation services to the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego. Installed by Christie’s Professional Services team, the Christie Solaria® Series® DCI-compliance based system will deliver outstanding digital cinema images via the Solaria One projector, as well as alternative content powered by the Christie SKA-3D cinema processor. The solution replaces a first-generation Christie digital cinema projector. It will light up the 226-seat Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre at the Museum of Photographic Arts, a professional quality, nonprofit theatre venue in San Diego. Beloved by the local community, MOPA is host to diverse film festivals and screenings reaching over 10,000 people annually.
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ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”
News: ALMA MATER Creates Hilarious Main-On-End Title Sequence For “22 Jump Street”Visual studio ALMA MATER recently collaborated with "22 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the closing credits for the action-comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures film, which is now playing in theaters nationwide, had the second-best opening weekend for an R-rated comedy of all time.
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The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”
News: The Room Finishes Bruce Springsteen’s “Hunter of Invisible Game”Finishing Editor and Colorist Ben Murray Continues Collaboration with Director Thom Zimny on Short Film Inspired by Song from Singer’s “High Hopes” Album.
Final post production for "Hunter of Invisible Game," the new short film from Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny, was completed at The Room, the finishing boutique located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York. The Room’s Ben Murray conformed the film and applied the final color grade, working in collaboration with filmmaker Thom Zimny, who co-directed with Bruce Springsteen.
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AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every Time
News: AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every TimeLaunching a successful business out of a natural talent for compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and multi-cam productions for high profile gaming companies and studios such as EA, Disney, Warner Brothers and Viacom. A core component of BlueScreen’s business involves live blue/green screen compositing for press events prior to the launch of major films, and for this niche market, Kertesz has established a specialized setup comprising high-end cameras and Ultimatte® hardware, with AJA’s Ki Pro Rack at the center of the workflow for reliable recording and playback.
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