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FrameTrunk Takes on UltraHD Production and Post with AJA Corvid 88
FrameTrunk Takes on UltraHD Production and Post with AJA Corvid 88
As more clients began to express interest in UltraHD, FrameTrunk revamped its live ingest systems with high-density AJA Corvid 88 video and audio I/O cards, which help manage multiple, high resolution input and output streams
Pop-up production and post best describe the flavor of services that FrameTrunk offers its clients. The UK-based company works with broadcasters, production companies and corporations to provide tailored solutions and on-site support for everything from ingest to editorial, cloud-based logging, live streaming, contribution and more.
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Yard Dog Forms Alliance with Elma Garcia Films
Yard Dog Forms Alliance with Elma Garcia Films
Yard Dog will act as executive producer and provide sales support for EGF, home to award-winning director/cinematographer Elma Garcia. The two companies will produce advertising assignments jointly.
Los Angeles-based production company Yard Dog, led by partners/executive producers Joe Piccirillo and Beth Pearson, has formed an alliance with Elma Garcia Films for advertising projects.
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PEOPLE NEWS: ARwall Signs Lead Environment Artist Joy Lea
PEOPLE NEWS: ARwall Signs Lead Environment Artist Joy Lea
Her past work includes including the EA DICE Battlefield series, 505 Games’ ADR1FT for Oculus, the upcoming Disney live-action film Lion King. and the upcoming 20th Century Fox films Avatar II and Avatar III
Los Angeles-based AR studio ARwall welcomes established digital artist Joy Lea as their inaugural Lead Environment Artist. She brings realism to her sci-fi environmental work and breathes life into fantastic, gritty concepts, having crafted RPG landscapes and assisted in other jaw-dropping virtual sets at top shops such as EA DICE, Three One Zero, MPC and Light Storm Entertainment, among others.
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Blackmagic Design Forms Strategic Partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts
Blackmagic Design Forms Strategic Partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts
Blackmagic Design will provide URSA Broadcast cameras and URSA Mini Pro cinema cameras, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K switchers, ATEM Camera Control Panels, HyperDeck Studio Pro recorders and DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini Panels
Blackmagic Design announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts to provide Blackmagic hardware and software to the school over three years. The products will be used by USC students studying filmmaking and post production, while broadcast production students will now have the opportunity to work with UltraHD in the school’s television station, Trojan Vision.
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Registration Opens for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run at NAB 2019
Sponsorships available for official run at NAB Show which raises awareness and funding for Girls Who Code; total raised in 2019 will cross the $1 million mark
Registration is open for 4K 4Charity Fun Run at the 2019 NAB Show https://4k4charity.com/nab. The official run for NAB Show, the 4K 4Charity raises funds for non-profits focused on closing the gender gap in the media and entertainment and tech industries, and takes place Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 am in Sunset Park, Las Vegas, NV. Sponsorship inquiries may be directed to Kate Incerto (incertok@amazon.com).
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Commercial Director Pascui Rivas Celebrates World Premiere Of “Ordinary Gods” Doc At Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Commercial Director Pascui Rivas Celebrates World Premiere Of “Ordinary Gods” Doc At Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Filmed in eight different countries over the course of three years, the first-time feature director offers a compassionate observation of the lives of six young professional soccer players, as they struggle with injury, homesickness, and the pressure of being a young talent on the international stage
A renowned Director of commercials, film and documentary, Director Pascui Rivas attends the Santa Barbara Film Festival for the World Premiere of his labor of love, “Ordinary Gods.” Filmed in eight different countries over the course of three years, the first-time feature director offers a compassionate observation of the lives of six young professional soccer players, as they struggle with injury, homesickness, and the pressure of being a young talent on the international stage.
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Rancho Buena Vista High School Adds JVC ProHD Cameras for New TV Studio
Rancho Buena Vista High School Adds JVC ProHD Cameras for New TV Studio
Three GY-HM890 studio cameras are equipped with ProHD monitors and studio controls, Fujinon 20x lenses, and Prompter People prompters
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, Calif., is using three ProHD GY-HM890 shoulder-mount camcorders as studio cameras for its new TV/film studio, as well as three JVC GY-HM170 4KCAM compact handheld camcorders for field productions.
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North Carolina's Elevation Church Produces Cinematic Worship Broadcasts with VariCam LT CineLive System
North Carolina's Elevation Church Produces Cinematic Worship Broadcasts with VariCam LT CineLive System
Elevation’s ministry reaches over 25,000 weekly attendees at its 17 locations, as well as a growing online and TV audience each week.
Elevation Church, a multi-site church and member of the Southern Baptist Convention with its main campus in Charlotte, NC, has recently upgraded to Panasonic VariCam LT cameras and the CineLive system for live production of its weekend worship services.
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Leica M10-P “ASC 100 Edition”: The M for Cinematographers
Leica M10-P “ASC 100 Edition”: The M for Cinematographers
Comprised of a Leica M10-P camera and a Leica Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. lens, the memorable set offers two specially tailored Cine Look modes built into the camera’s software
Leica Camera has created a fitting tribute to the world of cinema with the new release of the Leica M10-P “ASC 100 Edition”, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers. Comprised of a Leica M10-P camera and a Leica Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. lens, the memorable set offers two specially tailored Cine Look modes built into the camera’s software that make it a focused professional tool for cinematographers and filmmakers.
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Brooker Takes Grip Works to Next Level with CAM TANK and MAX From MSE
Jon Brooker isn't your normal college student. Alongside hitting the books, he's a working member of Local 80 and growing his own grip company, Grip Works. He recently visited MSE to pick up MAX Menace Arm and CAM TANK to round out his support gear. The addition of these multi-task systems will, as he says, “take the company to another level of support."
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AJA HA5-12G Mini-Converters Now Available
High-Quality HDMI 2.0 to 12G-SDI, with Fiber Model; provides powerful conversion of an HDMI 2.0 input to two 12G-SDI single link outputs, supports Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) emulation
AJA Video Systems is expanding its 12G-SDI products for professional broadcast, production and proAV workflows with the new HA5-12G Mini-Converters, now shipping.
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NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference, Produced With SMPTE, Embraces Impact of Next-Gen Tech
Titled 'Now, Next, and Beyond the Yellow Brick Road,' Conference Will Map Path Toward Technology Horizon and Explore How Evolving Entertainment Tech Can Transform Content Creation
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, has announced the title and theme for the 2019 NAB Show's Future of Cinema Conference (FoCC), produced in partnership with SMPTE. The FoCC, "Now, Next, and Beyond the Yellow Brick Road," will take place April 6-7 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the 2019 NAB Show. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the conference will feature presentations from the experts in the media and entertainment industry.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 Update
Major update adds quieter audio recording, a new pixel remapping feature, new 2:1 monitoring frame guides, improved battery performance and much more
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 which is a new update for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. This update adds quieter audio recording, a new pixel remapping feature, new 2:1 monitoring frame guides, improved battery performance and much more.
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Roy Wagner ASC Shoots Latest Film ‘Stand!’ Exclusively With Blackmagic Design Cameras
Roy Wagner ASC Shoots Latest Film ‘Stand!’ Exclusively With Blackmagic Design Cameras
Roy H. Wagner, ASC shot the upcoming musical drama “Stand!” using several URSA Mini Pro cameras for principal photography, along with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for select shots
Blackmagic Design today announced that acclaimed cinematographer Roy H. Wagner, ASC shot the upcoming musical drama “Stand!” using several URSA Mini Pro cameras for principal photography, along with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for select shots.
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Daniel Askill Signs to Serial Pictures for Commercial Representation
Daniel Askill Signs to Serial Pictures for Commercial Representation
Director Joins Partner Company Anonymous Content for Literary Management
Filmmaker Daniel Askill has joined production company Serial Pictures for North American representation of commercials, branded entertainment, and music videos, and partner company Anonymous Content for film and television literary management. A multi-disciplinary creative force, Askill is known for his work as both a filmmaker and artist, with a portfolio including film, music videos, commercials and video installations. His work, which The New York Times has described as “visually stunning,” is noted for its transportive, music-driven, and emotional visual storytelling—at times disruptive and always arresting.
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Stun Launches News "DIGITAL 360" Division and Concurrently Names Renee Samms as Head, DIGITAL 360
Stun Launches News "DIGITAL 360" Division and Concurrently Names Renee Samms as Head, DIGITAL 360
Stun’s current DIGITAL 360 clients include: Fox Searchlight/Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Brothers, the NFL, HBO Social, NBCU Snapchat Integrations, WarnerMusic Group, Sony Theatrical, Universal Theatrical, Dreamscape VR, and #SeeHer, among others.
Stun, an award winning content studio and commercial production company, has launched a new “DIGITAL 360” division and, concurrently, has named Renee Samms as Head of DIGITAL 360. The announcement was made today by Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, Principals & Co-Founders of Stun.
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Pro Sound Effects Releases Ann's Animals Sound Library
Pro Sound Effects Releases Ann's Animals Sound Library
Unique and expressive animal recordings from film sound legend Ann Kroeber
Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released Ann’s Animals – the fifth exclusive library from their partnership with renowned recordist and film sound pioneer, Ann Kroeber. Ann’s Animals features a unique variety of animal sounds and vocalizations including common, wild, and exotic creatures ranging from pigs to capuchin monkeys, tigers, caribou and more.
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Framestore Celebrates Win at 17th Annual VES Awards For Apple's "Welcome Home" by Spike Jonez
Framestore Celebrates Win at 17th Annual VES Awards For Apple's "Welcome Home" by Spike Jonez
Award was presented to Framestore’s LA-based Michael Ralla, Steve Drew, Alejandro Villabon and Peter Timberlak for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial
Framestore is proud that its work on Spike Jonze’s ‘Welcome Home’ commercial for Apple has received global recognition in winning the Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial.
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ATTO Technology Shows New Way to Expand and Re-Purpose Storage at 2019 HPA Tech Retreat
ATTO XstreamCORE 8200 is a new hardware accelerated protocol bridge with storage controller features that allows multiple workstations to share a pool of SAS storage over an iSCSI or iSER network
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network and storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for over 30 years, will showcase their new ATTO XstreamCORE® 8200 and demonstrate its capabilities at the HPA Tech Retreat, Feb. 11-15, 2019 in Palm Desert, CA.
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Moonshine Post Cuts Horror Film "St. Agatha"
Moonshine Post Cuts Horror Film "St. Agatha"
Producers Choose Atlanta Post House for Services
Moonshine Post-Production, a full-service post house in Atlanta, helped createa total post production pipeline for the film, St. Agatha, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Repo the Genetic Opera), from dailies to finishing. The film’s US premiere is set for February 6 in Los Angeles.
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Roland Delivers a Path to Full 4K Capabilities with V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher
Roland Delivers a Path to Full 4K Capabilities with V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher
The V-600UHD lets users upgrade their events to 4K HDR one input at a time
Roland Professional A/V is introducing the V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher, delivering the full capabilities of 4K image quality in a switcher that lets end users transition to 4K workflows as demand and budget allow. By incorporating Roland’s Ultra Scaler technology, scaling and format conversion is provided on each of the V-600UHD’s inputs, allowing simultaneous use of full HD and high-pixel-density 4K sources, while also offering simultaneous output of 4K and 1080p resolutions.
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Sonic Union Adds Mix Engineer Julienne Guffain
Sonic Union Adds Mix Engineer Julienne Guffain
Julienne's previous clients include Google, Mountain Dew, American Express and Cadillac among others
NYC-based creative audio studio Sonic Union announces the addition of Sound Designer/Mix Engineer Julienne Guffain. Working across Sonic Union’s Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Julienne brings over a decade of experience in audio post production and a vivacious energy to the team. Having worked on top television, film and branded projects for clients such as Google, Mountain Dew, American Express and Cadillac among others, she’s anxious to expand her reach.
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Panasonic EVA1 Firmware Upgrade 3.0 Offers 4K60p 10-bit Capture and Hardwire Remote Control
Panasonic EVA1 Firmware Upgrade 3.0 Offers 4K60p 10-bit Capture and Hardwire Remote Control
EVA 3.0 is the seventh firmware upgrade since the EVA1’s release in late 2017, with more upgrades planned for the future.
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade, Ver. 3.0 (aka EVA 3.0), for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera that greatly improves the camera’s capabilities, including 4K60p 10-bit capture, hardwire remote control via USB-Ethernet adapters, and the addition of a user button function for quick switching of shooting modes and frame rates. EVA 3.0 is the seventh firmware upgrade since the EVA1’s release, with more upgrades planned for the future.
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Ross Video Prepares for Super Game Day Production in Atlanta
Ross Video Prepares for Super Game Day Production in Atlanta
Mercedes-Benz Stadium features wide variety of Ross solutions, including the massive Halo LED display measuring at over 1,100’ wide and 58’ high, with an astonishing 21,512 x 1,152 pixel resolution
As the clock ticks down to one of the world’s most watched sporting events on February 3rd in Atlanta, Georgia, Ross technical and creative personnel, partnering with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE), have been hard at work preparing an electrifying game-day experience for the lucky fans attending the big game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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Facilis Technology to Unveil New Products at NAB 2019
Facilis Technology to Unveil New Products at NAB 2019
Version 7.2 now shipping plus technology previews of upcoming features; NAB 2019 Booth# SL6321, Las Vegas Convention Center
At NAB 2019, Facilis (Booth SL6321), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks will debut significant new products further raising the price-performance bar for content creators and media organizations. The latest shipping version of the Facilis Shared Storage (7.2) will be on display alongside several new version 8 features currently in development.
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Pakistan’s Dunya News Chooses Pebble Beach Systems To Upgrade Playout Operations
Pakistan’s Dunya News Chooses Pebble Beach Systems To Upgrade Playout Operations
Headquartered in Lahore, Pakistan, Dunya News provides news and current affairs programming in Urdu to audiences throughout Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and the United States
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that Dunya News, one of Pakistan’s preeminent TV channels, has chosen Pebble Beach Systems to upgrade its state-of-the-art playout facility.
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New Telestream CaptionMaker Subtitle Software Supports Over 100 Languages and Auto Transcription
New Telestream CaptionMaker Subtitle Software Supports Over 100 Languages and Auto Transcription
Provides direct access to Telestream Cloud Timed Text Speech auto-transcription service from within CaptionMaker application
Telestream, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the latest version of CaptionMaker, the company’s award-winning closed captioning and subtitling software. With support for over 100 languages, users can also auto-transcribe via the Telestream Timed Text Speech cloud service dramatically saving transcription time.
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Hitachi HDTV Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Overcome Lighting Challenges at Whitewater Community Television
Hitachi HDTV Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Overcome Lighting Challenges at Whitewater Community Television
Z-HD5000s deliver exceptional video quality and superior low-light sensitivity for Indiana PEG broadcaster
When Richmond, Indiana-based public, education and government (PEG) access broadcaster Whitewater Community Television (WCTV) set out to improve the visual quality of their productions, they purchased three Z-HD5000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to achieve their goals. The resulting quality and outstanding sensitivity of the Hitachi cameras have WCTV staff hoping to add more Z-HD5000s in the future, and may save the station money on other planned studio upgrades by reducing lighting requirements.
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Red Giant Universe 3.0 is Here
Red Giant Universe 3.0 is Here
Universe 3.0 boasts a powerful new Dashboard that makes it simple to explore and apply effects and presets in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects; plus five new text generation effects, presets for every tool, and the option to save your own presets
Red Giant today announced Universe 3.0, a major update to its video effects and transitions plugins for motion graphics artists and editors. With this update, users can enjoy an enhanced user experience thanks to the brand new Universe Dashboard, a dockable control board for Adobe® Premiere Pro® and Adobe® After Effects® that makes it simple to add effects and presets. Five new, customizable text generation effects give users even more ways to add a unique flair or specific look to their work. Red Giant Universe 3.0 features over 75 tools supported across 8 host-applications.
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MADE Creative Editorial Studio Debuts in San Francisco
MADE Creative Editorial Studio Debuts in San Francisco
Post production veterans Jon Ettinger, Doug Walker, Brian Lagerhausen and Connor McDonald launch creative studio that aims to provide agencies and brands with streamlined solutions for content.
MADE-SF, a creative studio offering editorial and other services, has launched in San Francisco. Executive producer Jon Ettinger, editor/director Doug Walker, and editors Brian Lagerhausen and Connor McDonald, all formerly of Beast Editorial, are partners in the new venture, which aims to provide agencies and brands with flexible, streamlined solutions for producing advertising and other content. Along with creative editorial, the company will provide motion graphic design, color correction and editorial finishing. Eventually, it plans to add concept development, directing and production to its mix.
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Sonnet Introduces Two Four-Port SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps PCIe Adapter Cards
Sonnet Introduces Two Four-Port SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps PCIe Adapter Cards
Allegro™ Pro USB 3.1 PCIe® and Allegro USB-C 4-Port PCIe Feature Dual Controllers, Support Ultra-Fast Data Transfers via USB-A or USB-C Connections
Sonnet Technologies today announced the availability of two new four-port, dual-controller SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps PCIe® adapter cards, the Allegro™ Pro USB 3.1 PCIe and Allegro USB-C 4-Port PCIe. The Allegro cards add four powered USB-A or USB-C ports, respectively, to any Mac®, Windows®, or Linux® computer with PCI Express® (PCIe) slots, and to Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt™ ports when installed in a Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express card expansion chassis.
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Storytelling Pioneer and Former Snapchat Executive Rylee Jean Ebsen Takes on Director Role at Big Block
Storytelling Pioneer and Former Snapchat Executive Rylee Jean Ebsen Takes on Director Role at Big Block
Multi-platform Storyteller With Trillions Of Views Under Her Belt Joins Creative Powerhouse and Business Catalyst to Help Brands Re-imagine Advertising Experiences
Big Block, a creative services company, today proudly announced the addition of Rylee Jean Ebsen to its creative roster as a Live Action Commercial Director.
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​Josh Groban’s ‘Bridges’ Tour Delivered by Blackmagic Design Live Workflow
​Josh Groban’s ‘Bridges’ Tour Delivered by Blackmagic Design Live Workflow
End to end solution from Blackmagic Design, including Blackmagic URSA Broadcast camera chains, Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced that Josh Groban’s 21 date ‘Bridges’ tour relied on an end to end solution from Blackmagic Design, including Blackmagic URSA Broadcast camera chains, Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, for live big screen content and unique video backdrops.
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Germany’s TVN Collaborates with TVU Networks to Deliver Enhanced Newsgathering Capability to the German Broadcast Market
Germany’s TVN Collaborates with TVU Networks to Deliver Enhanced Newsgathering Capability to the German Broadcast Market
TVU’s Innovative Solutions Enable TVN to Provide Next-Generation Live IP Streaming Services
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions and TVN GROUP, one of Germany’s leading TV, Film and Outside Broadcast production company, today announce that they are working together to provide the German broadcast market with innovative, powerful and flexible IP video transport solutions.
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Top Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic Design
Top Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic Design
More than 35 films, episodic series and projects at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival were shot and completed using Blackmagic Design products
Blackmagic Design today announced that more than 35 films, episodic series and projects at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival were shot and completed using Blackmagic Design products.
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SGO To Add ProRes Support To All Its Mistika Technology Products
SGO To Add ProRes Support To All Its Mistika Technology Products
ProRes support will be available soon in the upcoming releases of Mistika Ultima and Mistika VR
SGO is pleased to announce Apple ProRes support for all Mistika Technology products, including the globally-acclaimed full finishing solution Mistika Ultima and Mistika VR, the industry-adopted optical flow stitching software.
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Goldcrest Post Helps Send Three Films to Sundance
Goldcrest Post Helps Send Three Films to Sundance
Facility also provided finishing services for Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird premiering at Slamdance.
Goldcrest Post, New York, helped to prepare three films for their world premieres at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, beginning this month in Park City, Utah. They include Native Son, the film that opens the festival, Them That Follow and The Death of Dick Long. The independent post house also provided finishing services for High Flying Bird, which will make its world premiere at the Slamdance Festival, also slated for this month in Park City, as part of a tribute to its director, Steven Soderbergh.
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New EditShare QScan 3.3 Release Gives Automated Quality Control a Speed Boost
New EditShare QScan 3.3 Release Gives Automated Quality Control a Speed Boost
Version 3.3 release available as a free software download for existing QScan maintenance customers
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage, QC and media management solutions, today released version 3.3 of its automated quality control solution, QScan. Powered by the award-winning QUALES AQC engine, QScan employs a unique single-pass analysis process which can be applied at any point during the workflow, making it an ideal automated quality control solution for media professionals across production, post-production and distribution. QScan comes pre-loaded with AQC templates such as IMF testing and AS-11 presets.
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BYUtv Grades More than 100 Shows and 500 Promos Per Month Using DaVinci Resolve Studio
BYUtv Grades More than 100 Shows and 500 Promos Per Month Using DaVinci Resolve Studio
University is using DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel and Resolve Mini Panels for color correcting and grading an average of 150 shows and promotions each month
Blackmagic Design today announced BYUtv, part of Brigham Young University, one of the world’s largest college broadcasters, is using DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel and Resolve Mini Panels for color correcting and grading an average of 150 shows and promotions each month. DaVinci Resolve Studio is being used in BYUtv’s three 4K grading rooms located at BYU Broadcasting, on the school’s Provo, Utah campus.
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Adobe Acquires Allegorithmic, The Leader in 3D Editing and Authoring for Gaming and Entertainment
Adobe Acquires Allegorithmic, The Leader in 3D Editing and Authoring for Gaming and Entertainment
Industry Standard for 3D Textures and Materials Behind AAA Gaming Titles and Award-Winning Movies Coming to Creative Cloud
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it has acquired Allegorithmic, makers of Substance, the industry standard for 3D textures and material creation in game and video post-production. By combining Allegorithmic’s Substance 3D design tools with Creative Cloud’s industry-leading imaging, video and motion graphics tools, Adobe will empower video game creators, VFX artists working in film and television, designers and marketers to deliver the next generation of immersive experiences.
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Burbank Film Festival Announces LGBTQ Category
Burbank Film Festival Announces LGBTQ Category
Joins 20 other BIFF submissions categories; first deadline is February 28, 2019
The Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) has just announced the addition of an LGBTQ Inclusive Short Film Awards Category promoting equality and encouraging the next generation of filmmakers. LGBTQ Short Films joins 20 other BIFF submission categories including Feature Films, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Horror, Faith-based, Sci-Fi, Student and Foreign films among others.
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RED Introduces the DSMC2 Ultra-Brite LCD Monitor
RED Introduces the DSMC2 Ultra-Brite LCD Monitor
1920x1200 resolution display panel provides 2,200 nits of brightness, plus high pixel density and 1200:1 contrast ratio
(Irvine, CA--January 22, 2019) Today, RED Digital Cinema® introduces the DSMC2® Touch 7.0” Ultra-Brite LCD Monitor to its line of innovative camera accessories.
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Konsonant Music Scores Four New Projects Set to Debut During Sundance 2019
Konsonant Music Scores Four New Projects Set to Debut During Sundance 2019
The Great Hack, The Dress Up Gang, The Edge of Democracy, and It's Not About Jimmy Keene represent a wide range of independent narrative and documentary filmmaking
Renowned throughout the entertainment industry for “Empowering Independent Filmmakers with Meaningful Music and Sound Advice,” Konsonant Music has worked on four original, new projects which will be making their debuts during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Andrew Gross and Gil Talmi, Composers/Creative Directors, Konsonant Music, made the announcement.
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New Steve Vai VFX Heavy Music Video Completed Entirely with DaVinci Resolve 15 and URSA Mini Pro
New Steve Vai VFX Heavy Music Video Completed Entirely with DaVinci Resolve 15 and URSA Mini Pro
Moai Films brought in two URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras, along with building a video village with SmartView 4K monitors and several Video Assist 4Ks; editorial, visual effects and finishing in DaVinci Resolve 15
Blackmagic Design announced today that guitarist Steve Vai’s new music video for his latest single, “Dark Matter,” was completed utilizing a full Blackmagic Design pipeline, including editorial, visual effects and finishing in DaVinci Resolve 15. The video was also shot using Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro.
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FilmLight activates v5 for Baselight STUDENT
FilmLight activates v5 for Baselight STUDENT
Latest Baselight STUDENT release for professional and aspiring colourists now available
Baselight STUDENT, FilmLight’s free macOS application, has been enhanced with the innovative and creative advances from the core Baselight v5 software. Baselight STUDENT v5 will allow those developing their skills as a colourist to have the full range of creative features, based on the same platform as every Baselight system.
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Tascam Debuts Model 24 Mixer and more at NAMM 2019
Tascam Debuts Model 24 Mixer and more at NAMM 2019
TASCAM will be pulling the wraps off their new and hottest products at this year's NAMM show, including some new, as yet unseen surprises
At booth 18910 in the North Hall of the Anaheim Convention Center, TASCAM will be showcasing their brand new Model 24 digital multittrack recorder. Offering 24 tracks of 24-bit, 48 kHz audio capture (22 channels and a stereo main mix) and 22 playback tracks via either USB 2.0 or to the unit's onboard SD Card recorder, the Model 24 delivers quick, easy one-touch recording and includes transport controls, auto and manual punch in/out, and overdub capability. With color-coded knobs, faux-wood sides, and a retro design, the Model 24 is reminiscent of vintage TASCAM products but it's based on the company's industry-leading digital Portastudio technology, as evidenced by its LCD screen and digital recording and Bluetooth® input features.
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Focusrite Pro Senior Product Manager Will Hoult to Present Seminar at AES@NAMM on Thursday, January 24
Focusrite Pro Senior Product Manager Will Hoult to Present Seminar at AES@NAMM on Thursday, January 24At this year’s AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, held concurrent with The 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, January 24-27, 2019, Focusrite Pro Senior Product Manager Will Hoult will present a seminar, “Focusrite Pro and RedNet Training and Case Studies: Audio-over-IP in the studio and beyond.”
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Digital Filmtree’s Ramy Katrib Joins Advanced Imaging Society Board Of Governors
Digital Filmtree’s Ramy Katrib Joins Advanced Imaging Society Board Of Governors
With interests in the burgeoning fields of VR, AR, 3D, Cloud, IP, Realtime and Virtual Storytelling, Katrib and DigitalFilm Tree, known informally as DFT, have pioneered nearly two decades of digital post, from software services to file based to cloud based to IP based workflows in Los Angeles
Promising 2019 as the most disruptive and transformative year in the history of media in Hollywood, the Advanced Imaging Society has welcomed Ramy Katrib, CEO and founder of DigitalFilm Tree, to the non-profit’s Board of Governors. Founded in 2009 in Encino, California, the A.I.S. includes major M&E studios and technology companies like DreamWorks Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Warner Bros., Marvel, Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBC Entertainment, Fox, Dolby Labs, DTS Inc., and others.
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AES Los Angeles Section and SMPTE Hollywood Section to Showcase Sound for Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse at January Meeting
AES Los Angeles Section and SMPTE Hollywood Section to Showcase Sound for Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse at January Meeting
The meeting will begin with a panel discussion followed by a screening of the feature film. Panelists will include Supervising Sound Editors Geoffrey Rubay and Curt Schulkey, Re-Recording Mixers Tony Lamberti and Michael Semanick, and Associate Editor Vivek Sharma.
(Los Angeles, CA--January 18, 2019) The Los Angeles Section of the Audio Engineering Society and the Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) will host a joint meeting this month exploring sound production for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s Golden Globe®-winning feature film Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse. The meeting is slated for Thursday, January 31 at the Sony Pictures Studio lot in Culver City, California.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces 66th Annual Golden Reel Award Nominees
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces 66th Annual Golden Reel Award Nominees
The MPSE Golden Reel Awards recognize outstanding achievement in sound editing in 23 categories encompassing feature films, television, animation, computer entertainment and student work.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 66th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Sundance Filmmakers Turn to Panavision
Sundance Filmmakers Turn to Panavision
Over 25 Buzzworthy Titles in 2019 Sundance Lineup Entrusted Panavision and Light Iron for Camera, Lens and Finishing Expertise
As entertainment industry luminaries prepare to swarm Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, Panavision and Light Iron (Panavision’s post production subsidiary) are proud to announce their collaborations with filmmakers on more than 25 projects screening or competing at the 2019 event (Jan. 24 – Feb. 3). The independent filmmakers behind these unique stories leveraged the innovative services of Panavision and Light Iron to provide a full range of offerings from gear to final deliverables.
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Boulder International Film Festival: Opening Night Red Carpet Gala Kicks Off with Colorado Premiere of David Crosby: Remember My Name
Boulder International Film Festival: Opening Night Red Carpet Gala Kicks Off with Colorado Premiere of David Crosby: Remember My Name
Produced by Award-Winning Director Cameron Crowe; Legendary Musician David Crosby to Make Special Appearance in Boulder
The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is pleased to announce legendary musician David Crosby will attend BIFF for the Opening Night Colorado premiere of the film David Crosby: Remember My Name, produced by award-winning director Cameron Crowe and coming to BIFF straight from Sundance. Also in attendance will be the film’s director A.J. Eaton and executive producer Jill Mazursky. BIFF 2019 is February 28-March 3 and brings films, filmmakers and fans together from around the world to Boulder for a four-day celebration of film.
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Unprecedented, Cloud-Based, "eTribez Production Management Platform" Launches for the Global Entertainment Industry
Unprecedented, Cloud-Based, "eTribez Production Management Platform" Launches for the Global Entertainment Industry
Current eTribez clients worldwide include ITV, Fremantle Media, Endemol Shine Group, FOX, Sony Pictures Television, the BBC, Canal +, NBC, Univision, Televisa, MTV, RTL, and many others.
An unprecedented, end-to-end, Cloud-based Production Management Platform called “eTribez Production Management” – developed by Israel-based eTribez Labs, Inc., - has been launched and is now available to producers of content for the entertainment, broadcasting, promo, and advertising industries, on a global basis. The benefits of the new platform offer producers of original content an easy to use, Cloud-based platform that is accessible from any device, updates in real time, and is comprised of complimentary “Modules” that communicate with each other. The new platform unifies and synchronizes every aspect of the production process via one centralized solution – historically, these production processes have never before been inter-connected. Designed to perform on a studio level, the eTribez Production Management Platform is highly secure, has been ISO 27001 and SOC 2 certified, and is GDPR compliant.
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Autodesk Maya 2019 is Here
Autodesk Maya 2019 is Here
Featuring New Tools and Performance Enhancements for Faster Animation, Improved Working Environments, Higher Quality Previews and Improved Pipeline Integration
Today, Autodesk has launched Maya 2019, the latest version of its popular 3D animation, modeling, simulation and rendering software, featuring significant updates to help artists achieve their creative vision within a faster, more interactive and visually engaging working environment.
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Shiyan Daily builds new 4K OB van with Blackmagic Design
Shiyan Daily builds new 4K OB van with Blackmagic Design
Shiyan Daily Media Group built a new 4K OB van using URSA Broadcast and URSA Mini Pro cameras, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products to provide a 12G-SDI 4K workflow
Blackmagic Design today announced that Shiyan based Shiyan Daily Media Group built a new 4K OB van using URSA Broadcast and URSA Mini Pro cameras, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products to provide a 12G-SDI 4K workflow. The new van continues the Shivan Media Group’s move from traditional print coverage to becoming a full digital media organization.
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Roland Establishes Partnership with the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC)
Roland Establishes Partnership with the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC)
UK-based artist advocacy group FAC partners with Roland to bring masterclasses, production and music-making expertise, world-class facilities and more to FAC membership in 2019
Roland Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and professional audio and video gear, announced today their partnership with the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), a UK-based non-profit artist advocacy group that provides support, advice and education in order to empower artist entrepreneurs in the ever-evolving music industry.
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Nice Shoes Signs Creative Editor Marcos Castiel
Nice Shoes Signs Creative Editor Marcos Castiel
Castiel's clients include Coca-Cola, Adidas, Vodafone, ASICS, McDonald’s, Whole Foods, Nivea and Comcast, among numerous others
NYC-based creative studio Nice Shoes has signed creative editor Marcos Castiel for his first U.S. representation. With over two decades of experience as an editor, he brings an unmistakable vitality and eye for storytelling to such top clients as Coca-Cola, Adidas, Vodafone, ASICS, McDonald’s, Whole Foods, Nivea and Comcast, among numerous others. Inspired by the creative challenges that come with a diverse cross-section of projects, his work ranges from enigmatic athletic-driven spots--featuring global icons such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi--to poignant narrative spots for international brand campaigns. Castiel will be available via Nice Shoes’ headquarters in New York City and via any of their satellite or remote locations throughout North America.
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XenData Launches LTO Tape to Cloud Migration Service
XenData Launches LTO Tape to Cloud Migration Service
New XenData service migrates archived files stored on LTO data cartridges to cloud storage allowing shared access and cloud analytics.
XenData, the global provider of high capacity data storage solutions based on hybrid cloud, data tape and optical cartridges, launches a service to migrate files archived on LTO tape cartridges to cloud storage.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 17th Annual VES Awards
Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 17th Annual VES Awards
Avengers: Infinity War Garners Most Feature Film Nominations; Incredibles 2 is Top Animated Film Contender; Lost in Space Leads the Broadcast Field
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 17th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life. Avengers: Infinity War garners the most feature film nomination with six. Incredibles 2 is the top animated film contender with five nominations and Lost in Space leads the broadcast field with six nominations.
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Criss Angel Selects Panasonic to Provide Visual Solutions for All-New MINDFREAK(R) Show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas
Criss Angel Selects Panasonic to Provide Visual Solutions for All-New MINDFREAK(R) Show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas
World-Renowned Illusionist Deploying Panasonic PT-RQ32KU 4K+ Laser Projectors, TH-84EF1 Professional Displays and AW-HE40 PTZ Cameras to Create a One-of-a-Kind Immersive and Interactive Audience Experience
Panasonic announced that world-renowned illusionist Criss Angel has selected its professional visual solutions to help create his vision for an over-the-top theatrical spectacular: Criss Angel MINDFREAK® at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas. The brand new production, in the newly-renamed Criss Angel Theater, will feature more than 75 of Angel’s iconic signature illusions – with 20 never-before-seen effects – and integrate some of the most innovative visual technology provided by Panasonic.
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LiveCTRL iPad Control/Switching Application for Integrated Panasonic PTZs
LiveCTRL iPad Control/Switching Application for Integrated Panasonic PTZs
App Pushes Video to Streaming Platforms and Social Media
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of the LiveCTRL mobile application enabling control, streaming and switching of select Panasonic pan/tilt/zoom from an iPad Pro device.
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Bose Corporation Acquires Cloud-Based Service ZiipRoom
Acquisition brings ZiipRoom’s innovative meeting and conference technology to Bose Professional, adding novel software intelligence aimed at redefining the meeting experience of the future.
Today, Bose announced the acquisition of ZiipRoom, an innovative developer of productivity and connectivity software for meeting rooms, conferences and devices. ZiipRoom will integrate into Bose Professional, the dedicated group within the company that focuses on the needs of professional audio designers, consultants and system integrators. The announcement was made by Akira Mochimaru, General Manager for Bose Professional, and further underscores the ongoing commitment by Bose to provide the most comprehensive and intuitive tools for system integrators and end users alike.
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HPA Announces 2019 Tech Retreat Program: Next Gen Workflows, eSports, AI, Remote Production, And More
HPA Announces 2019 Tech Retreat Program: Next Gen Workflows, eSports, AI, Remote Production, And More
Tech Retreat, which marks its 25th year in 2019, takes place February 11-15 2019 in Palm Springs
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) unveiled the schedule for its 2019 HPA Tech Retreat®, set for February 11-15 2019. The Tech Retreat, which marks its 25th year in 2019, takes place over the course of a week in Palm Springs and offers an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business. Future trends and technologies of the media and entertainment ecosystem are explored with rigor and examined from new perspectives, and participants are afforded unparalleled access to a wide range of in-depth information, facilitating a nuanced and informed view of industry trajectories. The 2019 Tech Retreat returns to the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA.
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ATTO Technology Thunderbolt™ 3 to 12Gb SAS Adapter Achieves VMware Ready Status
ATTO Technology Thunderbolt™ 3 to 12Gb SAS Adapter Achieves VMware Ready Status
ATTO ThunderLink TLSH 3128 has met specific VMware interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware cloud infrastructure
ATTO Technology, Inc., today announced that its Thunderbolt™ 3 to 12Gb SAS Adapter has achieved VMware Ready status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process ATTO ThunderLink® TLSH 3128 has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement and is supported on VMware vSphere for production environments.
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DP Judd Overton Creates Crime Series Look for CBS All Access Comedy Series "No Activity"
DP Judd Overton Creates Crime Series Look for CBS All Access Comedy Series "No Activity"
Panasonic Varicam LT and EVA1 Cinema Cameras with Panavision Primo zooms used for capturing 10-bit AVC Intra in V-Log
No Activity, from Funny Or Die and executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, is CBS All Access’ first original comedy series. CBS All Access is an over-the-top video on demand service created by CBS Interactive and offers original content, new content from CBS's broadcast properties, and content from CBS's classic television library. Set in the high-stakes world of crime sting operations, No Activity celebrates the boring aspects of police work. In Season 2, detectives Cullen (Patrick Brammall) and Tolbeck (Tim Meadows) are two low-level San Diego cops who are staking out ani illegal cockfighting ring while their department is being rocked by a corruption scandal.
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RE:Vision Effects Releases RE:Lens Version 2
RE:Lens provides lens conversions, projections and stabilization for 360 and 180 VR and fisheye footage.
San Francisco, January 5 , 2019 — RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of  RE:Lens® V2
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Australia’s Stage Mums Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K and Edited with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Australia’s Stage Mums Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K and Edited with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that season one of the popular Australian television comedy “Stage Mums” was shot using its URSA Mini 4.6K and Pocket Cinema Camera digital film cameras. The show’s editing, audio editing and color correction were also completed using DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Panasonic Delivers AW-UE150--First 4K/60P Camera among Broadcast-Grade PTZs -- and AW-RP150 Touchscreen Remote Control
Panasonic Delivers AW-UE150--First 4K/60P Camera among Broadcast-Grade PTZs -- and AW-RP150 Touchscreen Remote Control
Panasonic UE150 features UHD 60p output and a wide horizontal viewing angle of 75.1 degrees (both firsts in their class), plus a 20x optical zoom/32x intelligent zoom (in HD mode)
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of the new AW-UE150 4K/60p pan/tilt/zoom camera and its companion AW-RP150 remote controller.
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DP Tom Trainer Shoots Animal Planet’s Into Alaska with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camera
DP Tom Trainer Shoots Animal Planet’s Into Alaska with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camera
“Given how much work I do in limited daylight in Alaska, I was immediately sold on the VariCam LT’s Dual Native 800/5000 ISOs,” says veteran doco DP
Braving the challenging weather and Kodiak brown bears of Alaska, Director of Photography Tom Trainor served as Director of Photography/Kodiak on the new Animal Planet documentary series, Into Alaska,shooting with his VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Season one of the series, which showcases the wildlife inhabiting Alaska's national refuges and the men and women who protect them, is currently in rotation on the cable channel(https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/into-alaska/).
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AJA Ships FS-HDR v2.6 with New Dynamic LUTs
AJA Ships FS-HDR v2.6 with New Dynamic LUTsAJA Video Systems has released a free v2.6 firmware update for the FS-HDR real-time HDR and WCG converter/frame-sync, fusing AJA’s production-proven hardware technology with Colorfront Engine™ video and color space processing. FS-HDR v2.6 introduces new Dynamic 3D LUTs, with dynamic LUT support from Pomfort LiveGrade Pro and TV Logic WonderLookPro. FS-HDR v2.6 also brings 8K support with new gang control, and additional new color transformation enhancements.
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Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K Used with Quicklink Studio-in-a-box (ST500)
Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K Used with Quicklink Studio-in-a-box (ST500)Blackmagic Design announced today that Quicklink, one of the leading global providers of software and hardware IP solutions, is using DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K to provide capture with the Quicklink Studio-in-a-box (ST500). This use joins Quicklink’s existing integrations of Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink Studio 4K, DeckLink Duo 2, DeckLink SDI 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder in the award-winning Quicklink TX, ST100 and the Quicklink Mobile Encoder.
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AJA Ships HDR Image Analyzer
AJA Ships HDR Image Analyzer
Powerful real-time HDR monitoring and analysis for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD
AJA Video Systems is now shipping HDR Image Analyzer, a powerful real-time HDR monitoring and analysis solution developed in partnership with Colofront to help high dynamic range productions achieve more engaging visuals. HDR Image Analyzer features waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring and analysis of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD, HDR and WCG content for broadcast and OTT production, post-production, QC and mastering.
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Project Alpha’s Orbital Redux, First Narrative Sci Fi Series to be Live Streamed, Powered by Blackmagic Design
Project Alpha’s Orbital Redux, First Narrative Sci Fi Series to be Live Streamed, Powered by Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design announced today that Orbital Redux, a live performed eight episode scripted science fiction series, was streamed using extensive Blackmagic Design technology, including cameras, switchers and routers, and recorded on HyperDeck Studio.
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DP Eric Koretz Uses Micro Studio Camera 4K on New Keanu Reeves Film Siberia
DP Eric Koretz Uses Micro Studio Camera 4K on New Keanu Reeves Film SiberiaBlackmagic Design today announced that DP Eric Koretz used a Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder while shooting the new film “Siberia.” Koretz also used DaVinci Resolve Studio and a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel on set to develop various looks while shooting.
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ENVY Post Production standardises on Vantage for Mastering and Deliverables Team
ENVY Post Production standardises on Vantage for Mastering and Deliverables Team
Multi-award-winning London Post Facility builds agile international business plan based on performance and reliability of Telestream media processing platform
“Telestream Vantage is responsible for all our mastering and is the main tool used by our Deliverables Department. The workflow creation tools within Vantage is its strongest asset. We have been able to quickly create complex workflows for specific projects that have saved us and our clients time and allowed us to deliver more,” so said Jai Cave, Head of Operations at ENVY Post Production about the company’s decision to position Telestream’s Vantage media processing platform at the heart of its business operations.
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RED Adds DRAGON-X To Its Lineup; Introduces Production Module
RED Adds DRAGON-X To Its Lineup; Introduces Production Module
New DSMC2 PRODUCTION MODULE and DSMC2 PRODUCTION KIT Provide Expanded I/O and Mounting Point Solutions for Studio and Lightweight Camera Configurations
Today, RED Digital Cinema announced it is further simplifying its product portfolio with the availability of the DSMC2® DRAGON-X™ 5K S35 camera. RED also announced the DSMC2 PRODUCTION MODULE and DSMC2 PRODUCTION KIT, which are coming soon in early 2019.
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DeNA Uses DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G with SDK for 4K VR Streaming
DeNA Uses DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G with SDK for 4K VR StreamingBlackmagic Design announced today that Japan’s DeNA Co., Ltd. and its group company SHOWROOM inc. used a number of Blackmagic Design’s capture and playback devices, including DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K and Intensity Pro 4K, for their new VR streaming system called SHOWROOM VR. Through SHOWROOM VR, artists and musicians communicate using high-quality VR media.
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Waves Introduces the Sibilance Plugin
Waves Introduces the Sibilance PluginWaves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, introduces the Waves Sibilance plugin. Powered by Waves’ innovative Organic ReSynthesis® technology, this transparent vocal de-esser removes harsh vocal “s” sounds faster than ever before, with exceptional quality – allowing you to make your vocals sound brighter without harshness. Thanks to its Organic ReSynthesis engine, Sibilance allows precise identification of unwanted sibilant sounds such as “s” and “sh,” resulting in smooth, glitch-free, effective de-essing that maintains the timbre, duration and natural resonance of the original vocal sound.
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A Sound Effect turns four and celebrates with up to 80% off 200+ sound effects libraries
A Sound Effect turns four and celebrates with up to 80% off 200+ sound effects libraries
Fresh visuals require fresh sounds to create unique storytelling environments
As community-based SFX marketplace A Sound Effect celebrates its fourth year in business, the independent sound effect market has never been stronger. The number of sound libraries continues to grow, with some weeks seeing up to 10 new releases from a worldwide community of sound effects creators. Sound designers and editors are increasingly turning to these specialized SFX libraries to enhance their existing libraries and spark creativity.
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Red Bull Gaming Sphere Tokyo adopts Blackmagic Design Workflow for Live Streaming
Red Bull Gaming Sphere Tokyo adopts Blackmagic Design Workflow for Live StreamingBlackmagic Design today announced that Red Bull Japan is using ATEM Production Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel hardware control panel for the broadcasting of eSports at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere Tokyo event space. To provide the live streaming of games, Red Bull is also using a workflow built around other Blackmagic Design products, including Micro Studio Camera 4K, Studio Camera 4K, Video Assist 4K and HyperDeck Studio12G.
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ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K used by Zodiac Studios on Austin Music Live Streaming Series
ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K used by Zodiac Studios on Austin Music Live Streaming SeriesBlackmagic Design today announced that Austin Texas-based full service production studio Zodiac Studios is using an ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K live production switcher and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders for its ongoing Austin Music Live series. Cofounded by Robert Calder, owner and executive producer at Zodiac Studios, along with Producer and Creator David Christopher, the live streamed series celebrates the rich and diverse local talent that makes Austin the live music capital of the world. Austin Music Live supports and fosters the city’s $2 billion music tourism industry.
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Streambox to Receive 2018 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for Innovation in Streaming Transport
Streambox to Receive 2018 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for Innovation in Streaming Transport
The award has been granted to Streambox for their work on pioneering reliable transmission methodology for live contribution and distribution television links
Streambox is honored to be a recipient of an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering in 2018 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The award has been granted to Streambox for their work on pioneering reliable transmission methodology for live contribution and distribution television links.
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The Future Group and Riot Games Collaborate on Augmented Reality Performance by K/DA
The Future Group and Riot Games Collaborate on Augmented Reality Performance by K/DA
2018 League of Legends World Championship Finals Opening Ceremony Presented by Mastercard
The League of Legends World Championship Finals Opening Ceremony presented by Mastercard, which took place recently and was one of the most widely viewed events in the world, included a special performance this year. The Future Group (TFG), world leaders in interactive mixed reality integration, and Riot Games, developer and publisher of League of Legends and organizer for affiliated esports, utilized the Unreal Engine to bring a unique performance by supergroup K/DA to Incheon, South Korea’s Munhak Stadium for the 2018 World Championship Finals Opening Ceremony presented by Mastercard.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Provides Stellar Sound for Columbia Pictures’ Venom
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Provides Stellar Sound for Columbia Pictures’ Venom
Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer/Sound Designer Will Files and his sound team helped bring ‘Venom’ to life.
Box office hit, Venom, from Columbia Pictures, was among the first films to have its sound work completed through Sony Pictures Post Production Services’ expanded facilities on the studio lot in Culver City. Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer/Sound Designer Will Files and his crew used a new theater-style sound design suite to create sound effects for the film, which stars Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as both the alien symbiote Venom and its human host, Eddie Brock.
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Unreal Engine Supports DeckLink Products, DeckLink SDK Available from Unreal Marketplace
Unreal Engine Supports DeckLink Products, DeckLink SDK Available from Unreal MarketplaceBlackmagic Design announced today Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.21 now supports Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink 8K Pro, DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G capture and playback cards. DeckLink SDK binaries and source code from Epic will also now be available free to download on the company’s Unreal Engine Marketplace.
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Frame.io Introduces Powerful Workflow Extension for Final Cut Pro X
Frame.io Introduces Powerful Workflow Extension for Final Cut Pro X
The Frame.io workflow extension in Final Cut Pro X offers video professionals a dramatically new way to create video with teams — without ever leaving Final Cut Pro X.
Frame.io, the world’s most popular video review and collaboration platform used by over 650,000 filmmakers and mediaprofessionals, today released Frame.io in Final Cut Pro X, a first of its kind workflow extension that combines the core functionality of Frame.io with the advanced editing toolsin Final Cut Pro X. Developed in collaboration with Apple, Frame.io in FinalCut Pro X is the first collaborative videoreview toolset that can be accessed right in Final Cut Pro X.
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AJA Adds UltraHD Support to IPR-10G-HDMI with v1.1 Firmware
AJA Adds UltraHD Support to IPR-10G-HDMI with v1.1 FirmwareAJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for its IPR-10G-HDMI Mini-Converter, which enables SMPTE ST 2110 IP video/audio to HDMI. Available as a free download, the update adds support for UltraHD up to 30p and integrates new improvements for discovery, registration and control.
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Final Cut Pro X introduces third-party workflow extensions
Final Cut Pro X introduces third-party workflow extensions
Update Brings Extensions from Frame.io, Shutterstock and CatDV, Plus Other Features Including Batch Sharing, Video Noise Reduction and Comparison Viewe
The latest update to Final Cut Pro X, available today on the Mac App Store, introduces workflow extensions that enable professional video editors to use third-party apps and services directly within the editing interface.
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So. Carolina's CN2 Fields Live Reports with JVC ProHD Portable Bridge
So. Carolina's CN2 Fields Live Reports with JVC ProHD Portable BridgeJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced CN2, an independent cable TV station in Rock Hill, S.C., purchased a ProHD Portable Bridge bonded LTE hotspot in August to provide live news updates for its daily newscast and website. David Bain, technical manager, said the Bridge and a new BR-DE900 ProHD decoder allow CN2 to provide live content for its viewers for the first time.
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Boris FX’s Continuum 2019 Relaunches Famed Particle Illusion Motion Graphics Generator
Boris FX’s Continuum 2019 Relaunches Famed Particle Illusion Motion Graphics Generator
The world’s most versatile VFX plug-in adds real-time particle system, new Mocha interface and spline tools, and new image-processing shaders for Title Studio.
Film and television post-production professionals looking to add powerful VFX tools to their workflows get a major creative boost from Continuum 2019. Continuum 2019 is the newest version of the comprehensive award-winning plug-in collection from Boris FX.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15.2
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15.2
Major new release adds over 30 features customers have asked for including even faster editing, visual keyboard customization, new beauty correction tools, audio mastering plugins and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 15.2, a major update to its editing, color correction, visual effects and professional audio post production software. DaVinci Resolve 15.2 has been designed based on feedback from professional customers around the world. It includes over 30 new features that simplify and streamline everyday tasks so editors, colorists and sound engineers can work even faster.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G
Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G
New model features 12G-SDI for working in all formats up to 2160p60, along with a powerful new class D amplifier, dual subwoofers and extended range speakers for crystal clear sound.
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G, a new, upgraded model of its extremely popular rack mount audio monitoring solution. The new Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G features 12G-SDI video input, HDMI output, analog and AES/EBU inputs, a powerful class D amplifier, dual subwoofers, extended range speakers, an LCD and precision meters that can display VU, PPM and Loudness ballistic scales.
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Global Nespresso Campaign Reunites George Clooney with Creative Partners at McCann, Untitled and Big Sky Edit
Global Nespresso Campaign Reunites George Clooney with Creative Partners at McCann, Untitled and Big Sky EditStarring George Clooney and Natalie Dormer, the latest Nespresso campaign entitled "The Quest" invites viewers into an epic journey to find the most exceptional coffee in the kingdom. To bring the global campaign to life around these extraordinary talents, commercial post-production boutique Big Sky Edit reunited with Untitled director Grant Heslov and executives from McCann New York. For Big Sky's editor Chris Franklin and his colleagues, it's their fourth straight year working in such great company, alongside the agency's team, as well as Heslov and Untitled's executive producer James Evans.
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AJA Showcases 8K Solutions at Inter BEE 2018
AJA Showcases 8K Solutions at Inter BEE 2018
Breakthrough 8K HDR Transforms, 8K Desktop I/O, and 8K Signal Conversions
At Inter BEE 2018, AJA Video Systems is exhibiting next-generation 8K workflows with a range of flexible real-world solutions that are available today.
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AJA Releases Desktop Software v15 for KONA, Io and T-TAP
AJA Releases Desktop Software v15 for KONA, Io and T-TAP
Available now as a free download for KONA, Io, and T-Tap products
Today at Inter BEE 2018, AJA Video Systems announced that Desktop Software v15 is now available as a free download for KONA, Io and T-TAP products.
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AJA Ships KONA 5 with 12G-SDI I/O
AJA Ships KONA 5 with 12G-SDI I/OInter BEE Booth #7205 -- Today at Inter BEE 2018, AJA Video Systems announced that KONA 5 is now shipping. The next generation of AJA’s industry-leading KONA line, KONA 5 is a video and audio I/O card supporting the latest 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 monitoring video connections, designed for workstations or Thunderbolt™ 3-connected chassis. KONA 5 enables single-cable 4K/UltraHD high frame rate, deep color and HDR workflows with the most popular creative applications on macOS, Windows, and Linux. For Developers using the AJA SDK, KONA 5 also offers advanced features including multi-channel 4K I/O and 8K 60p support.
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Encore’s Mobilabs on Location in Hawaii for Hawaii Five-O and Magnum PI
Encore’s Mobilabs on Location in Hawaii for Hawaii Five-O and Magnum PI
Encore colorist Troy Davis provides near-set dailies support in Hawaii for Hollywood finishing
Oahu-based Encore Colorist Troy Davis provides near-set dailies support for local productions capitalizing on the islands’ picturesque landscapes. His recent projects include the latest incarnations of “Hawaii Five-0,” currently in its ninth season, and freshman series “Magnum P.I.,” with both shows receiving final color finishing by Encore Senior Colorist Laura Jans Fazio in Hollywood.
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EditShare Jumps Into The Game With Ubisoft Montréal
EditShare Jumps Into The Game With Ubisoft MontréalEditShare, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, is helping UbiSoft Montréal meet the demands of live capture, editing and real-time playback of up to 4K content with its enterprise EditShare XStream EFS 450 shared storage solutions and integrated EditShare Geevs video servers which support up to 4 concurrent ingest and playout streams.
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AMIA to Bestow Preservation Awards at Annual Conference
AMIA to Bestow Preservation Awards at Annual Conference
Ken Weissman of the Library of Congress to Receive Silver Light Award for Lifetime Achievement; Inaugural Advocacy Award Going to Ray Edmondson
At this year’s Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference in Portland, four awards will be presented by the organization to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional work in the areas of archiving and preservation. The ceremony will take place on November 29 at the Portland Hilton Downtown, where the convention runs from Nov 28 to Dec 1.
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Homebrew Films Diversifies with Blackmagic Design Ultra HD Studio
Homebrew Films Diversifies with Blackmagic Design Ultra HD StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that South Africa-based Homebrew Films has completed an Ultra HD 4K facilities upgrade that relies on broadcast infrastructure products from Blackmagic Design, including the URSA Broadcast and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K.
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