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Local Hero Uses Facilis Shared Storage for 4K Finishing and Netflix Mastering Workflows
Local Hero Uses Facilis Shared Storage for 4K Finishing and Netflix Mastering Workflows
Los Angeles-based independent boutique filmmakers has been file-based since 2011, relies on TerraBlock for their most demanding finishing and mastering workflows
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Local Hero, a creative boutique for independent filmmakers on the west side of Los Angeles, is using Facilis TerraBlock for their most demanding 4K finishing and Netflix mastering workflows.
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New Zealand’s Department of Post Uses DaVinci Resolve 15 for HDR and 4K Post Production
New Zealand’s Department of Post Uses DaVinci Resolve 15 for HDR and 4K Post Production
With the inclusion of Fusion Studio VFX in DaVinci Resolve 15, Department of Post has also been able to handle grading, conforms and VFX work within a single application.
Blackmagic Design today announced that New Zealand’s Department of Post is using DaVinci Resolve 15 as part of their HDR and non-HDR work with a number of film, commercial and television productions. This included color correction, conform and VFX work for a number of different projects, including the popular TV show “Cul De Sac.”
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yU+co’s End Title Sequence For CRAZY RICH ASIANS Proves Especially Meaningful For Founder/Creative Director Garson Yu
yU+co’s End Title Sequence For CRAZY RICH ASIANS Proves Especially Meaningful For Founder/Creative Director Garson YuIn 1993 Garson Yu, Founder/Creative Director of the award-winning 20-year-old company yU+co, was a young designer with the then leading design studio R/GA LA working on his first title sequence design project for the film “The Joy Luck Club,” the first Hollywood film with an all Asian cast. Flash forward 25 years to 2018 and the release of “Crazy Rich Asians,” the first Hollywood film since “The Joy Luck Club” to feature an all-Asian cast, and once again the Hong Kong-born Yu handled the design of main-on-end title sequence.
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ATTO Technology Helps Power ARRI Rental's Optimal Mobile Data System
ATTO NICs Provide the Connectivity Powering Major Productions Worldwide
ARRI Rental, a leading international provider of camera, grip and lighting equipment to the feature film, television, advertising, broadcast and events markets has announced they include ATTO Technology, Inc. network adapters with their preferred mobile data setups.
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Dell Supports Professional Creativity on the Go With the World’s Smallest 15” 2-in-1 Mobile Workstation
Dell Supports Professional Creativity on the Go With the World’s Smallest 15” 2-in-1 Mobile Workstation
The Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is available worldwide from today, starting at $1679.
Work is no longer a destination; workspaces have become the backseat of a van, an airport, or if you’re lucky, possibly even the luxury of a coffee shop. We recognize that you need your device to adapt to your lifestyle and technology should never hinder creativity or productivity, especially for customers in compute-intensive fields such as film, architecture, engineering, the sciences or photography where mobility is just part of the job. That is why we developed the new Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 mobile workstation. It’s flexibility at its finest and it fits around your creation needs, without compromising power, performance or battery life (up to 16 hours).
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Flash Film Works Creates Visual Effects for Alpha with Fusion Studio
Flash Film Works Creates Visual Effects for Alpha with Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Los Angeles based visual effects (VFX) company Flash Film Works used its VFX and motion graphics software, Fusion Studio, on Studio 8’s action adventure drama Alpha. An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, Alpha tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend.
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NetApp Overhauls AV Ecosystem Across Headquarters with ASG
NetApp Overhauls AV Ecosystem Across Headquarters with ASG
$14 Million Project Includes Data Visionary Center with Iconic 360-Degree Cylindrical Video Display
When NetApp, one of the world’s leading companies for data management and enterprise storage solutions, agreed to sell several of its buildings and reduce the size of its Sunnyvale, Calif., headquarters, it invested $14 million to upgrade the entire AV/media ecosystem across the campus. Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology integration, engineering, and managed services firm, was named the single-source provider for the multi-year project, and updated all conference rooms, training rooms, and video production facilities, as well as the security operations center and executive briefing center.
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Panasonic Presents Its Pathway to Live Production at IBC 2018
Panasonic Presents Its Pathway to Live Production at IBC 2018
Panasonic demonstrated the latest line up of studio, ENG and remote camera systems alongside an expanded network of complementary 3rd party solutions, ranging from robotic and transmission to tracking systems
Panasonic Business has showcased its range of innovative products and technologies suited to broadcast, live events, and corporate users at IBC 2018. Under the slogan of ‘Live. Sports. Entertainment.’ the Japanese manufacturer demonstrated the latest line up of studio, ENG and remote camera systems alongside an expanded network of complementary 3rd party solutions, ranging from robotic and transmission to tracking systems.
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Panasonic and Videosys Provide 4K Studio Camera Solutions at IBC '18
Panasonic and Videosys Provide 4K Studio Camera Solutions at IBC '18
AK-UC4000 and Videosys’ new 4K camera control unit system combine to reduce complexities of setting up a live event and broadcasting in 4K UHD
Panasonic has partnered with Videosys to showcase an integrated 4K camera solution, with the Videosys 4K Camera control unit on the Panasonic booth at IBC 2018.
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Panasonic's Cinema Camera Lineup Joins Netflix Post Technology Alliance
Panasonic's Cinema Camera Lineup Joins Netflix Post Technology Alliance
Post Technology Alliance logos have been given to Panasonic’s VariCam 35, VariCam LT, VariCam Pure and EVA1, already used on multiple Netflix original series
Panasonic’s full range of 4K cinematography cameras has been designated as Post Technology Alliance by Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service.
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Panasonic Launches HDR Ready News Gathering Camera at IBC
Panasonic Launches HDR Ready News Gathering Camera at IBC
AJ-PX5100 P2HD camera-recorder upgrades the PX5000 series targeted at network news, documentary, high-end corporate and sports production
Panasonic has used IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, to introduce a new ENG camera offering greater connectivity, operability and clarity.
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Panasonic 8K ROI Technology Revealed At IBC 2018
Panasonic 8K ROI Technology Revealed At IBC 2018
Allows 4 separate crops from a single 8K canvas with automated picture correction technology; available from Summer 2019
Panasonic has showcased a new 8K ROI (Region of Interest) multi camera system at IBC 2018, changing the landscape of broadcast production by allowing up to four different HD images to be produced from a single 8K camera.
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IBC2018: Sennheiser unveils mini-bodypack for Digital 6000
IBC2018: Sennheiser unveils mini-bodypack for Digital 6000At IBC 2018, Sennheiser is previewing the SK 6212, a mini-bodypack transmitter for the Digital 6000 wireless microphone system. Available in early 2019, the mini-transmitter will be an ideal choice for any broadcast, theatre, musical or live audio show that requires an inconspicuous, ultra-compact and lightweight package with the same reliable and spectrum-efficient transmission as that offered by the other Digital 6000 transmitters.
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Panasonic Announces Industry First 4K 50p Integrated PTZ Camera
Panasonic Announces Industry First 4K 50p Integrated PTZ Camera
AW-UE150 supports a variety of 4K interfaces, including 12G-SDI, HDMI, Optical Fibre and IP which supports HDR mode; simultaneous output of 4K and HD
Panasonic has showcased its industry first 4K 50p, HDR integrated PTZ camera for the first time in Europe, at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam.
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Facilis and ProVision Create Fully IP Multi-Ingest Capture System
Facilis and ProVision Create Fully IP Multi-Ingest Capture System
Up to 16 video video sources can be captured directly over SMPTE 2022-6/7 to Facilis Shared File System during multi-camera production
Facilis (IBC Booth 7.C14), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, today announced that Israel-based system integrator and software developer, ProVision, has qualified V3 of its InVision multi-ingest solution with the Facilis Shared Storage System. Targeted specifically for the demands of multi-camera production, Invision V3 now records/encodes HD/SD formats directly to the Facilis Shared File System volumes over IP using the SMPTE 2022-6/7 standard. IBC attendees will be able to see a demonstration of ProVision’s Invision on the Facilis stand.
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ATTO Technology ThunderLink® Thunderbolt™ Adapters and FastFrame™ Network Interface Cards Certified with Avid Shared Storage
ATTO Technology ThunderLink® Thunderbolt™ Adapters and FastFrame™ Network Interface Cards Certified with Avid Shared Storage
Certification provides a fully tested and supported 40GbE and 10GbE solution
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for more than 30 years, announced that their ThunderLink® 40GbE and 10GbE Thunderbolt™ 3 adapters and 40GbE FastFrame™ Network Interface Cards (NICs) have been certified for use with the latest Avid® NEXIS® collaborative shared storage solutions.
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Avid Announces Next Generation Maestro | Engine Real-time Graphics and Video Hardware Rendering Platform
Avid Announces Next Generation Maestro | Engine Real-time Graphics and Video Hardware Rendering Platform
New graphics and video hardware rendering platform gives users the performance, scalability and format support they need to produce stunning broadcast graphics, virtual studios, augmented reality, and video wall content in the highest achievable quality
IBC (Hall 7, Stand B.55) — Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID), the leading technology provider that powers the media and entertainment industry, today announced the next generation Maestro™ | Engine real-time graphics and video hardware rendering platform for its Maestro Graphics product line. Maestro | Engine scales from HD and 1080P to UHD supporting both SDI and Video Over IP interfaces. With Maestro | Engine, broadcasters can produce graphics, virtual studios, augmented reality and video wall content in the industry’s highest achievable quality.
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Avid Achieves Major Milestone with Over One Million User Downloads of Its First Family of Creative Tools
Avid Achieves Major Milestone with Over One Million User Downloads of Its First Family of Creative Tools
Avid empowers the next generation of audio and video content creators by giving them the tools the world’s top creative professionals rely on with free downloads of Pro Tools | First, Media Composer | First and Sibelius | First
IBC (Hall 7, Stand B.55) — Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID), the leading technology provider that powers the media and entertainment industry, announced today that over one million aspiring creative people in nearly every country have downloaded Avid First creative tools for free to develop their craft and accomplish their best possible work in music and video.
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Avid Delivers Major Innovations Across the IBC Show for Media Enterprises, Production Teams and Creative Professionals
Avid Delivers Major Innovations Across the IBC Show for Media Enterprises, Production Teams and Creative Professionals
Avid shows wide range of products and tools; demonstrates IP workflow breakthroughs; and showcases creative customer achievements
IBC (Hall 7, Stand B55) — Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID), the leading technology provider that powers the media and entertainment industry, brings a wave of innovation in newly available products and technology demonstrations across the IBC Show floor to help enterprises, teams and individuals to maximize efficiency and opportunity in media creation, management and distribution. Further, Avid thought leadership will be present across the event through high-profile customers—including the creative forces behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Deadpool 2 being featured on IBC’s main stage—as well as Avid executives and technology experts participating on several conference panels exploring the content supply chain, artificial intelligence and advanced graphics.
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Avid and the Avid Customer Association Unveil 6th Annual Connect Conference and Launch Early Registration
Avid and the Avid Customer Association Unveil 6th Annual Connect Conference and Launch Early Registration
At Connect 2019 April 6-7, 2019 at Aria Las Vegas, media and entertainment professionals at all levels will connect, collaborate, learn and be heard while “Creating the Future” of the industry -- 25% savings through October 31, 2018.
In collaboration with the Avid Customer Association (ACA), Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today unveiled the highly anticipated theme and program preview for Connect 2019, the powerful annual gathering of media and entertainment technology users and influencers. Guided by the mission for “Creating the Future”, Connect 2019 (April 6-7, 2019 at Aria Las Vegas, immediately preceding the NAB Show) will enable collaboration, learning, and interaction among the global community that creates and delivers TV, film and music.
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AJA Introduces KONA 5 with 12G-SDI I/O, and Desktop Software v15
AJA Introduces KONA 5 with 12G-SDI I/O, and Desktop Software v15
New KONA simplifies 4K/UltraHD, HFR, deep color and HDR workflows with next-gen desktop video and audio I/O connectivity
IBC Conference Stand 7.C25 — At IBC 2018, AJA Video Systems debuted KONA 5, a new 8-lane PCIe 3.0 video and audio I/O card supporting 12G-SDI I/O and HDMI 2.0 monitoring/output for workstations or Thunderbolt 3-connected chassis. KONA 5 supports 4K/UltraHD and HD high frame rate, deep color and HDR workflows over a single cable. For developers, AJA’s SDK offers support for KONA 5 multi-channel 12G-SDI I/O, enabling multiple 4K streams of input or output.
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AJA Expands IP Mini-Converter Portfolio at IBC 2018
AJA Expands IP Mini-Converter Portfolio at IBC 2018
Debuts IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI SMPTE ST 2110 10 GigE video and audio receivers
IBC Conference Stand 7.C25 (September 14, 2018)— AJA Video Systems today announced new IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI SMPTE ST 2110 video and audio receivers featuring new dual 10 GigE SFP+ cages that provide hitless switching for redundancy protection in critical distribution and monitoring applications and support for bridging UltraHD or HD signals over IP to HDMI or SDI.
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AJA Launches HDR Image Analyzer at IBC 2018
AJA Launches HDR Image Analyzer at IBC 2018
Streamlines HDR monitoring and analysis with new 1RU device featuring Colorfront technology
IBC Conference Stand 7.C25 — AJA Video Systems today announced the availability of its new HDR Image Analyzer, an HDR monitoring and analysis appliance powered by Colorfront developed software. On display at IBC 2018, Stand 7.C25, HDR Image Analyzer supports the monitoring and analysis of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD, HDR and WCG content for broadcast and OTT entertainment across production, postproduction, quality control (QC) and mastering.
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AJA Unveils FS-HDR v2.6 Update at IBC 2018
AJA Unveils FS-HDR v2.6 Update at IBC 2018
Expanded transform capabilities support emerging HDR workflow demands
IBC Conference Stand 7.C25 — AJA Video Systems announced v2.6 firmware/software for the FS-HDR real time HDR/WCG Converter with Colorfront Engine video processing. The free update includes new color transformation enhancements that give broadcast, production, post and ProAV professionals more flexibility to accomplish new workflows and achieve a consistent, final look when working with a range of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD, SDR and HDR formats.
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AJA Announces Ki Pro Ultra Plus v4.0 Firmware at IBC 2018
AJA Announces Ki Pro Ultra Plus v4.0 Firmware at IBC 2018
New feature enhancements provide greater recording flexibility
IBC Conference Stand 7.C25 (September 14, 2018)— AJA Video Systems today unveiled free new v4.0 firmware for the Ki Pro Ultra Plus ProRes/DNx recorder/player. Packed with new features, the update advances recording customization – supporting file naming, timecode super out controls, and audio channel mapping.
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AJA Announces HELO v3.0 Firmware at IBC 2018
AJA Announces HELO v3.0 Firmware at IBC 2018
Update to deliver enhanced compatibility, security and web UI customization
IBC Conference Stand 7.C25 — AJA Video Systems today announced that v3.0 firmware for its standalone HELO H.264 streaming and recording device will be coming soon as a free download from AJA’s website. HELO v3.0 includes feature enhancements that allow professionals to keep current with the latest Facebook protocols, support encryption in environments where system and network security are crucial and enable greater language customization in HELO’s web UI.
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AJA Unveils New 12G-SDI, IP and HDR Solutions at IBC 2018
AJA Unveils New 12G-SDI, IP and HDR Solutions at IBC 2018IBC Conference Stand 7.C25 — At IBC 2018, stand 7.C25, AJA has announced new tools and updates that optimize the creation and delivery of multi-format content, allowing professionals to embrace the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 technology, as well as emerging IP and HDR standards and formats.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Advanced New Blackmagic RAW Codec
Blackmagic Design Announces Advanced New Blackmagic RAW Codec
Revolutionary new and modern codec that’s easier to use and much better quality than popular video formats, but with all the benefits of RAW.
Blackmagic Design today announced the public beta of Blackmagic RAW, a new and very modern codec that combines the quality and benefits of RAW with the ease of use, speed and file sizes of traditional video formats. Blackmagic RAW is a more intelligent format that gives customers stunning images, incredible performance, cross platform support and a free developer SDK.
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Third Lens in FUJINON 4K HDR Zoom Series to Make IBC Debut
Third Lens in FUJINON 4K HDR Zoom Series to Make IBC Debut
UA70x8.7BESM Designed to Maximize Dynamic Range of New HDR Cameras
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will introduce the 4K UA70x8.7BESM field lens during IBC2018, in addition to the two 46x lenses. TheUA Series is designed for UHD broadcast applications and made to optimize 4K HDR performance from today's new 4K 2/3" cameras.
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Mac Blackbird Edge a game-changer for remote video workflows
Mac Blackbird Edge a game-changer for remote video workflowsForbidden Technologies plc, the developer and seller of Blackbird®, the workstation experience in the cloud, will be demonstrating the Mac® version of Blackbird Edge, which delivers game-changing advantages for remote video workflows, at IBC 2018.
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URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Studio Used on Stunning National Parks Short Film Series
URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Studio Used on Stunning National Parks Short Film SeriesBlackmagic Design today announced that the online series “More Than Just Parks” is captured with an URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera and graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio. Founded by brothers Will and Jim Pattiz, “More Than Just Parks” is an online short film series designed to encourage the exploration and conservation of the United States’ national parks by making their stunning landscapes, coastlines and forests come to life. With each short film centering on a different park, “More Than Just Parks” features a combination of familiar visual landmarks, as well as never before seen compositions and landscapes, such as Redwood National Park’s mammoth namesake trees.
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Core SWX Debuts New Quad Charger For Freefly Systems MoVI Pro Batteries at IBC 2018
Core SWX Debuts New Quad Charger For Freefly Systems MoVI Pro Batteries at IBC 2018
Simultaneously Charge Four Batteries in 45 minutes
Core SWX, a leader in battery and charging solutions,debuts a one of a kind quad charger at IBC 2018 (Stand 12.F55). The four position charger, FLEET-Q4FF, is specifically designed for FreeFly Systems MoVI Pro battery packs.
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Ka-Boom Bolsters Its Post-Production Business On EditShare
Ka-Boom Bolsters Its Post-Production Business On EditShare
Northern Ireland’s leading post-production house migrates to state-of-the-art media infrastructure to power advanced media production and remote editorial workflows
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, today announced that post-production and creative facility Ka-Boom has invested in an end-to-end EditShare workflow solution that encompasses EditShare Flow and AirFlow media asset management (MAM), XStream EFS scale-out storage, EFS 40NL parking storage and EditShare Ark archiving solutions to support its growing media business.
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Sachtler and Vinten Unveil flowtech100 at IBC2018, Stand 12.E65
Sachtler and Vinten Unveil flowtech100 at IBC2018, Stand 12.E65
flowtech — the World's Fastest Tripod — Is Now Optimised for Heavier Camera Payloads.
Sachtler and Vinten, both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for over 100 years, today introduced flowtech100 — the newest addition to the award-winning flowtech carbon-fibre tripod range. Compatible with all major 100 mm fluid heads, flowtech100 supports a payload of up to 30 kg (66 pounds), making it the ideal tripod for heavy-duty electronic newsgathering (ENG), electronic field production (EFP), and a wide range of wildlife, commercial, and documentary productions.
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Award-winning nature photographer Thorsten Milse completes successful trial of flowtech100
Award-winning nature photographer Thorsten Milse completes successful trial of flowtech100
All-New Carbon-Fibre Tripod Offers Versatility, Stability, Ruggedness, and Ease of Setup for Capturing Stunning Images of the Lemurs of Madagascar
Renowned nature and wildlife photographer Thorsten Milse has embraced the all-new flowtech100 carbon-fibre tripod after successfully testing it on a recent six-week trip to photograph the famed lemurs of Madagascar. The flowtech100 was officially launched at IBC 2018 today by Sachtler and Vinten, both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for over 100 years.
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Object Matrix To Demonstrate Hybrid Cloud Storage with MatrixStore and AWS Elemental at IBC
Object Matrix To Demonstrate Hybrid Cloud Storage with MatrixStore and AWS Elemental at IBCObject Matrix today announced that it will demonstrate interoperability with offerings from Amazon Web Services (AWS) on its stand at IBC from 14th – 18th September. The demonstration features API integration between MatrixStore from Object Matrix and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Glacier. It also features interoperability with AWS Elemental MediaConvert for cloud-based video workflows and AWS Elemental Server and AWS Elemental Delta for on-premises and hybrid video workflows.
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Forbidden showcases Blackbird’s cloud experience on Microsoft’s Azure IBC 2018 stand
Forbidden showcases Blackbird’s cloud experience on Microsoft’s Azure IBC 2018 standForbidden Technologies plc, the developer and seller of Blackbird®, will be working with Microsoft at IBC 2018 to showcase Blackbird’s workstation experience in the cloud. Blackbird is fully integrated with Microsoft Azure Media Services.
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Zoho Studio Secures Funding for “Oliver’s Travels” with Help from Conductor
Zoho Studio Secures Funding for “Oliver’s Travels” with Help from Conductor
Studio Renders Animated Character Teaser Quickly and Affordably
Netherlands-based startup Zoho Studio specializes in creating 3D animated original IP and is currently in development on its first feature “Oliver’s Travels,” a delightful adventure that follows a young polar bear as he leaves the zoo in search of his true home. To help close the project’s budget, Zoho created a brief character teaser, which introduced Oliver and his bird sidekick Tony, for potential buyers at the Marche du Film during the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival.
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ZHIYUN and FiLMiC Demonstrate Mobile Filmmaking at IBC2018
ZHIYUN and FiLMiC Demonstrate Mobile Filmmaking at IBC2018
Learn how the Smooth 4 gimbal stabilizer and FiLMiC Pro app provides the most tactile shooting experience yet for smartphone professional video
ZHIYUN, the pioneering stabilizer manufacturer, is giving IBC2018 attendees an exciting first opportunity to experience the astonishing mobile filmmaking possibilities created by its hot new partnership with FiLMiC Pro, the industry-leading cinema camera app for iOS and Android smartphones.
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Grøn Festival Series IMAG Powered by Blackmagic Design Live Workflow
Grøn Festival Series IMAG Powered by Blackmagic Design Live WorkflowBlackmagic Design today announced that all video production for Denmark’s Grøn Festival, including IMAG projection, is handled by an end to end Blackmagic Design live solution, comprising URSA Broadcast, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and Smart Videohub 12G.
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Bridge Technologies Uniquely Delivers 4K over IP Analytics
Bridge Technologies Uniquely Delivers 4K over IP AnalyticsAt IBC, Bridge Technologies is focusing on the unique ability of its VB440 probe to deliver full network and content analytics in a 4K over IP world. On its IBC stand, Bridge will be highlighting the capabilities of the VB440 High Performance IP Appliance Probe with the company’s innovative Instrument View user interface, which provides a highly visual deep analytics display for the VB440, demonstrating how important ease of use is in an ST2110 world.
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FilmLight: Experience our latest colour tools and meet the colourists who use them
FilmLight: Experience our latest colour tools and meet the colourists who use themVisit us stand #7.B26 where FilmLight experts are presenting the latest colour tools across the product range: from Baselight grading stations, to the Daylight dailies system, Prelight for on-set pre-visualisation, as well as the expanding Baselight Editions range for editing and VFX.
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Multicom Entertainment Group Employs Cintel Scanner for Film Restoration
Multicom Entertainment Group Employs Cintel Scanner for Film RestorationBlackmagic Design today announced that Los Angeles based distribution company Multicom Entertainment Group is using a Cintel Scanner, DaVinci Resolve Studio, UltraStudio 4K and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel as part of its film restoration workflow.
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MEPTIK Uses Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink Duo 2 to Broadcast NBA 2K eSports League
MEPTIK Uses Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink Duo 2 to Broadcast NBA 2K eSports LeagueBlackmagic Design today announced that MEPTIK, in association with Defacto Entertainment, is using DeckLink Duo 2 with Renewed Vision’s ProVideoPlayer 3 (PVP3) multi-screen media server to broadcast the National Basketball Association’s NBA 2K eSports league. The Blackmagic Design DeckLink Duo 2 provides PVP3 with capture and playback capabilities that allow for management of a large multi camera shoot and graphics insertions for the live streamed games.
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Matthews Studio Equipment Grip to Debut MQ Mount at IBC 2018
Matthews Studio Equipment Grip to Debut MQ Mount at IBC 2018Burbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, mantra is creating equipment that lasts. Support equipment that not only stands the test of time but adapts to all types of challenges. This year one of their coolest new tools is the MQ Mount, a simple but highly creative way to mount T-12 light tube fixtures with minimal light loss.
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Ultimatte 12 Delivers News Production Hub for The Motorsport Network
Ultimatte 12 Delivers News Production Hub for The Motorsport Network
Ultimatte was selected for its superior keying quality and control to ensure program output was as authentic as possible.
Blackmagic Design today announced that The Motorsport Network, a multi-platform news network, has installed the first in a series of greenscreen television studios, built around Ultimatte 12 compositing processors, Ultimatte Smart Remote 4 and URSA Mini 4K.
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Burbank International Film Festival Kicks Off Tonight
Burbank International Film Festival Kicks Off Tonight
200 films will be showcased during the festival
The 10th Annual Burbank International Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday, September 5, 2019, with an opening night screening of The Catcher Was a Spy and a festival reception immediately following.
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Alt-Rock veterans LIVE evolving into multi-hyphenate entrepreneurs with facility featuring Bose Professional Systems
Alt-Rock veterans LIVE evolving into multi-hyphenate entrepreneurs with facility featuring Bose Professional Systems
‘90s hitmakers Live have renovated a former printing building in their hometown of York, PA, and along with offices for their corporate ventures, they also created music facilities, employing Bose Professional systems throughout the 53,000-square-foot multi-use building.
Alt-rock veterans Live achieved worldwide success in the mid-1990s, going on to sell over 20 million albums worldwide. And Live continues to be a band whose sharp minds have led to their current phase as highly diversified entrepreneurs.
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CoreMelt Launches New Planar Tracking-Based Paint Software for Final Cut Pro X Editors and Artists
CoreMelt Launches New Planar Tracking-Based Paint Software for Final Cut Pro X Editors and Artists
CoreMelt New PaintX Software, with mocha Planar Tracking Integration, Enables FCPX Artists to Apply Quick, Accurate Planar Tracked Fixes to Footage with a Swipe of a Brush
CoreMelt (www.coremelt.com) today announced the immediate availability of PaintX, its new Planar Tracking-based paint utility software for Apple Final Cut Pro X editors and artists. CoreMelt PaintX, is powered by mocha, the Academy Award®-­winning Planar Tracking technology that precisely tracks camera motion, objects and people for seamless visual effects and screen composites. PaintX enables editors and artists to quickly and accurately apply ‘fixes’ to footage and sequences by simply using standard color, blur, sharpen, clone, smear and warp brushes and applying the Planar Tracker.
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CyberZ Renovates eSports Studio with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
CyberZ Renovates eSports Studio with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4KBlackmagic Design announced today that Japan’s CyberZ built a new eSports studio in its media department around Blackmagic Design’s ATEM live switching products, including ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel. CyberZ is also using Blackmagic Design’s Teranex AV, UltraStudio 4K, DeckLink Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 12x12 and HyperDeck Studio products in the new studio.
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Infineon and Zylia Enable World's First Portable Recording Studio
Infineon and Zylia Enable World's First Portable Recording Studio
World's First Portable Recording Studio: Infineon's digital MEMS technology enables Zylia ZM-1 microphone array
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Zylia, a Poland-based developer of recording technologies, have enabled the world's first portable recording studio. The integration of Infineon's class-leading 69dB SNR digital MEMS microphone into the Zylia ZM-1 microphone array provides a new approach to music recording. The 19-capsule microphone array with high-end 24-bit recording resolution allows users to record entire sound scenes with just one microphone.
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Blackmagic Design powers Simple Minds and The Pretenders UK Tour
Blackmagic Design powers Simple Minds and The Pretenders UK TourBlackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Broadcast with ATEM Camera Control Panel has been used as part of a live ATEM workflow on the Grandslam tour, bringing Simple Minds and the Pretenders to 14 major venues throughout the UK.
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Burbank International Film Festival runs September 5 - 9
Burbank International Film Festival runs September 5 - 9
200 films will be showcased during the festival
10th Annual Burbank International Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday, September 5, 2019, with an opening night screening of The Catcher Was a Spy and a festival reception immediately following. The Festival, which runs September 5-9, 2018, will shine light on 200 feature-length and short films by up-and-coming filmmakers. Burbank International Film Festival actively champions independent filmmaking and is one of the few film festivals that offer film distribution opportunities to help filmmakers guide their cinematic vision toward profitability.
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Cyber Florida Announces Florida Cyber Conference 2018, Oct. 10-11 in Tampa
Cyber Florida Announces Florida Cyber Conference 2018, Oct. 10-11 in TampaThe Florida Center for Cybersecurity (Cyber Florida) will host Florida Cyber Conference 2018 at the Tampa Convention Center on October 10–11. The center’s fifth annual conference, Florida Cyber Conference 2018, will welcome hundreds of cybersecurity practitioners, executives, policymakers, educators, students, and other industry stakeholders for a day and a half of sessions, panel discussions, and networking. Registration is open now at FLCyberCon.com, and ticket prices are $25 for military personnel and students, $60 for government personnel and educators, and $125 for general admission.
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Acer Swift 5 is the World's Lightest 15-inch Notebook
Acer Swift 5 is the World's Lightest 15-inch Notebook
New ultralight notebook features Intel's new 8th generation Whiskey Lake chip technology
PRNewswire/ -- Acer today announced the pricing and availability of the Swift 5 (SF515-51T) notebook, the world's lightest notebook PC with a 15-inch display[3]. Designed for discerning customers who want an envy-inducing PC, the Swift 5 delivers exceptional performance in an elegant chassis that weighs less than one kilogram (990 g/2.2 pounds).
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Bridge Technologies to Participate in IP Showcase at IBC2018
Bridge Technologies to Participate in IP Showcase at IBC2018
Company to join industry-leading vendors and broadcasters in educating IBC visitors about standards-based IP signal transport
Bridge Technologies today announced that it will be participating once again in the IP Showcase at IBC2018. The company will be highlighting the capabilities of the VB440 High Performance IP Appliance Probe in conjunction with its innovative Instrument View - which provides a highly visual deep analytics display for the VB440 - and demonstrating how its solutions work with, and support, an ST 2110 and ST 2022.6 world.
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Acer Introduces the Acer OJO 500 Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Acer Introduces the Acer OJO 500 Windows Mixed Reality Headset
The Acer OJO 500 is the first Windows Mixed Reality headset and first Virtual Reality headset to feature a detachable design, patented built-in sound pipe technology, and software-assisted interpupillary distance adjustment technology.
(Berlin, Germany--August 29, 2018) PRNewswire/ -- Today at the next@acer Global Press Conference at IFA, Acer announced its new Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset, the Acer OJO 500. The new headset features a one-of-a-kind detachable design that offers superior flexibility, comfort, and hygiene for consumers and businesses.
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Micro Studio Camera 4K Used for 4K VR Live Streaming of Jazztronik Concert
Micro Studio Camera 4K Used for 4K VR Live Streaming of Jazztronik ConcertBlackmagic Design announced today that Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist were used for 4K VR live streaming of a Jazztronik concert at Billboard Live Tokyo. The concert was streamed on YouTube and viewers could feel as though they were inside the concert venue by wearing a head mounted display.
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L’espace Vision Uses 71 HyperDeck Studio Pros To Record Concert by NEWS
L’espace Vision Uses 71 HyperDeck Studio Pros To Record Concert by NEWS
In the remote van, 71 HyperDeck Studio Pros were installed 10 units to a rack, along with one unit of Smart Videohub 16x16 per rack. In each of the racks, five HyperDeck Studio Pros recorded signals from cameras, with the other five units served as backup recorders.
Blackmagic Design announced today L’espace Vision used HyperDeck Studio Pro and Smart Videohub routers for recording a recent concert by the famous Japanese music group, NEWS. The concert, held at the Saitama Super Arena, was captured using Blackmagic Design’s recording and routing products.
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Patrick Ferguson joins MPC's LA studio as VFX Supervisor
Patrick Ferguson joins MPC's LA studio as VFX Supervisor
The VFX talent brings his creative expertise to the studio’s senior team
MPC welcomes Patrick Ferguson to their LA studio, bringing with him a wealth of VFX knowledge in both the commercial and feature film industry. Ferguson has collaborated with notable directors including Stacy Wall, Mark Romanek, Melina Matsoukas, Brian Billow, Carl Rinsch and worked on campaigns for some of the biggest global brands including Nike, Apple, Audi, HP and ESPN.
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S&P analysis: What Verizon's first four 5G cities have in common
S&P analysis: What Verizon's first four 5G cities have in common
Research according to Kagan, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence
Though the first four markets for Verizon Communications Inc.'s residential 5G broadband service are quite different in terms of their geography and populations, their selection does offer hints as to how the rollout of next-generation 5G services will occur. Between tearing up streets to lay fiber and installing small cells on municipal infrastructure, city cooperation is essential for 5G deployment — and that is the most prominent similarity between the four cities chosen by Verizon for its initial 5G launches.
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Sennheiser and Neumann showcase latest audio tools at IBC
Sennheiser and Neumann showcase latest audio tools at IBC
Performance audio you can count on: Sennheiser and Neumann showcase at IBC
Sennheiser and Neumann will showcase their full range of media production tools in Hall 8, Stand D50, catering to the entire breadth of content creation and production needs – from YouTubers and vloggers to film crews, studios, theatres and broadcasters.
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ENCO Boosts Global Captioning Game with Broader Multi-Lingual Support for enCaption
ENCO Boosts Global Captioning Game with Broader Multi-Lingual Support for enCaption
Expanded to 29 languages in time for IBC 2018, enCaption4’s intrinsic Artificial Intelligence capabilities enables new languages to be added on short notice
ENCO continues to make technical and operational strides forward with its market-leading enCaption4 solution for automated closed-captioning, deployable on-premises or in the cloud. IBC 2018 marks the European debut of a new speech-to-text engine for enCaption4 that takes real-time accuracy to unprecedented new levels, along with workflow efficiencies that range from NDI compatibility to captioning for live and on-demand streams.
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2036 Origin Unknown delivered with DaVinci Resolve live visual effects workflow
2036 Origin Unknown delivered with DaVinci Resolve live visual effects workflowBlackmagic Design today announced that post production, including an innovative live visual effects (VFX) workflow, for sci-fi adventure, "2036 Origin Unknown," was delivered in DaVinci Resolve Studio by editor Will Steer and Goldcrest Post colorist Maria Chamberlain.
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StorCentric to Acquire Drobo and Nexsan
StorCentric to Acquire Drobo and Nexsan
Complete Portfolio of Storage Solutions Accelerates Growth Strategy
StorCentric, the newly formed customer centric storage solutions company will be acquiring Drobo, the preferred storage solution for prosumer and SMB customers, and Nexsan, a global leader in enterprise storage solutions. With these acquisitions, StorCentric will provide a robust portfolio of storage solutions with a broad and feature rich product line. This will enable high performance, secure, and scalable solutions for a multitude of workflows and workloads. Both brands will remain intact as independent divisions under StorCentric.
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2018 Radio Show to Examine THE PODCAST BOOM
2018 Radio Show to Examine THE PODCAST BOOMLeading podcasters and audio professionals will discuss podcasting’s relationship with the radio industry in a session titled “The Podcast Boom” on September 26 at the 2018 Radio Show in Orlando. The Radio Show is produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and is held September 25-28.
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OConnor Launches New Camera Assistant Bag, Field-tested in the Most Extreme Environments
OConnor Launches New Camera Assistant Bag, Field-tested in the Most Extreme EnvironmentsOConnor has introduced its all-new Camera Assistant bag, which will making its official European debut at IBC 2018 on The Vitec Group's Stand, 12.E65. Featuring a water- and dust-resistant liner with stuff pocket, the bag is designed without any internal seams and features a hinged lid that can be left open on set without putting sensitive equipment at risk.
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DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio and URSA Mini Pro Used for Zurich Extreme Sports Spot
DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio and URSA Mini Pro Used for Zurich Extreme Sports SpotBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio were used to create two exciting sports themed campaigns for Zurich Insurance, both directed, shot and post produced by Munich commercials team The Directors Duo.
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Golden Horse Film Alifu, the Prince/ss Produced with URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Golden Horse Film Alifu, the Prince/ss Produced with URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that the Golden Horse Award-winning film “Alifu, the Prince/ss” was shot with its URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera and graded by colorist Zoe Chang with DaVinci Resolve Studio and the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel.
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Facilis Technology Expands Shared Storage Capacity With Upgrades At Story House Productions
Facilis Technology Expands Shared Storage Capacity With Upgrades At Story House ProductionsFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, announced today that Story House Productions has upgraded and extended the shared storage network in its Berlin facility with a 448TB Hub Server Stack consisting of two TerraBlock 24D servers, TX16 expansion chassis and the Hub Server which manages and controls traffic across the system. The new system was supplied and installed by Systempiloten, a Facilis Authorized Reseller.
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SMPTE Offers Technical Specifications to Address Developing Technologies
SMPTE Offers Technical Specifications to Address Developing Technologies
First Specification Is IMF for Broadcast and Online, Developed With DPP. Visit SMPTE at IBC2018, Stand 8.F51 Partners' Pavilion.
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, announces SMPTE Technical Specifications (TSPs), a new offering to complement SMPTE Standards by being proactive to rapidly evolving industry technologies and workflows.
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Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens Wins Prestigious 2018-19 EISA Award
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens Wins Prestigious 2018-19 EISA Award
With latest win as TIPA’s Best DSLR Wide Angle Zoom Lens, the new star of the Sigma Global Vision Art lenses has been winning big in 2018.
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessories manufacturer, announced today that it has been honored with the esteemed 2018-19 EISA DSLR Zoom Lens Award for its large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle, full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens. It is the fourth award this year for the lens that boasts imperceptible distortion, great sharpness and virtually no chromatic aberration, making it the ideal solution for landscape and architecture photography.
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Post House DigitalFilm Tree Moves Facility to DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio
Post House DigitalFilm Tree Moves Facility to DaVinci Resolve 15 StudioBlackmagic Design announced today that post production facility DigitalFilm Tree (DFT) has moved its full pipeline, including editorial, color, visual effects (VFX) and delivery, into the newest release of DaVinci Resolve Studio, version 15, which was released this month.
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Chaos Group Debuts New Real-Time Ray Tracing Technology at SIGGRAPH
Chaos Group Debuts New Real-Time Ray Tracing Technology at SIGGRAPH
Project Lavina Demonstrates Photorealistic Computer Graphics Rendering at up to 90 Frames Per Second on New NVIDIA Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs
Today, Chaos Group gives the world its first look at Project Lavina, a groundbreaking new technology designed for photorealistic real-time ray tracing – the Holy Grail of computer graphics. By leveraging the dedicated RT Core within NVIDIA’s Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs, Project Lavina fundamentally changes the direction of computer graphics, introducing a new level of visual quality for real-time games, VR, and 3D visualization.
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Macally announces XKEYLED backlit full size USB keyboard
Macally announces XKEYLED backlit full size USB keyboardThe Macally XKEYLED is a backlit full size USB keyboard specially designed for Mac. Plug and play, this keyboard doesn't require installation software and is very easy to use! The keyboard has a standard layout with full size keys for a comfortable and efficient typing experience. It also has 16 convenient shortcut keys and a 17-key numeric keypad to increase efficiency and productivity. The keyboard has backlit in white, with 3 levels of brightness adjustment to suit different environment. Solid, easy to use, and functional, the Macally XKEYLED is ideal to use in all environments.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15 is Now Shipping
New upgrade fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and improvements that editors and colorists have asked for!
Blackmagic Design today announced that the full release of DaVinci Resolve 15, its professional editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post production software, is now available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Pace Pictures Posts Live Video Series for Benedict Cork
Pace Pictures Posts Live Video Series for Benedict Cork
Facility provides a complete package of post services, including 4K color grading, for five videos that are being released over the course of five months.
Pace Pictures provided post-production services for a remarkable series of live videos by breakout artist Benedict Cork. The five videos were recorded at Red Gate Recorders in Eagle Rock, California and are being released individually, one per month, in support of Benedict’s debut EP The Piano Tapes. The videos were finished in Pace Pictures’ DI theater with colorist Jason Knutzen applying the final 4K grade.
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Magewell USB capture solution helps Phenix deliver real-time streaming for interactive Your Call Football
Magewell USB capture solution helps Phenix deliver real-time streaming for interactive Your Call FootballIn May 2018, gaming technology startup Your Call Football (YCF) kicked off the inaugural season of its innovative, interactive sports experience. Behind the scenes, global, real-time IP video solutions provider Phenix deployed plug-and-play capture hardware from Magewell to help enable real-time, high-quality streaming of the matches.
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FilmLight’s Worldwide Colour Tour brings key industry talents to the stage for IBC2018 Colour Day
FilmLight’s Worldwide Colour Tour brings key industry talents to the stage for IBC2018 Colour Day
Free masterclass unites diverse finishing artists to share knowledge and demonstrate real-world projects.
FilmLight is to stage one of its hugely popular colour tour masterclasses at IBC2018 (RAI Amsterdam) on Sunday 16 September. This intensive day of live presentations and practical discussions is designed to guide colourists, DoPs and the wider production and post industry through the opportunities and challenges that HDR and new delivery formats bring, via demonstrations of the exceptional colour management and finishing toolset in the latest version of FilmLight’s colour grading system, Baselight v5.
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SIGGRAPH: A New Approach to DIY, Full-Performance Motion Capture at Real-Time Live!
SIGGRAPH: A New Approach to DIY, Full-Performance Motion Capture at Real-Time Live!
Xsens, Kite & Lightning, IKINEMA and Unreal Engine to showcase how the iPhone X and Xsens can empower democratized, full-performance motion capture at SIGGRAPH’s Real-Time Live!
A new approach to DIY, full-performance motion capture will be showcased at this year’s Real-Time Live! at SIGGRAPH 2018. The session ‘Democratising mocap: real-time full-performance motion capture with an iPhone X, Xsens, IKINEMA, and Unreal Engine’, will take place on Tuesday 14 August from 6pm-7.45pm at the Vancouver Convention Center’s West Building, Ballroom AB.
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Dallas-based ATK PLN adds CG Supervisor Jeff Masters
Dallas-based ATK PLN adds CG Supervisor Jeff Masters
Masters' feature film credits include Thor, 47 Ronin and Rock of Ages.
Strategic creative group ATK PLN has hired Jeff Masters as CG Supervisor. Masters has over a decade of experience in visual effects and animation, cutting his teeth on compositing and lighting roles for a wide range of feature films, commercials, theme park rides, and VR experiences out of Digital Domain and Reel FX Animation. His feature film credits include Thor, 47 Ronin and Rock of Ages.
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Vitec Group Supports Local East Anglia Filmmaker and Cast to Produce Debut Feature Film
Vitec Group Supports Local East Anglia Filmmaker and Cast to Produce Debut Feature FilmFilmmaker Paul Cook was able to draw upon a wide range of production equipment from Vitec Group brands to produce his new film, "Magpie." Cook's production company has just released the trailer for "Magpie," a crowd-funded film about a British soldier and his wife who suffer the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during and after World War II. Vitec Group equipment used in "Magpie" includes Litepanels LED lights; mobile power solutions from Anton/Bauer; Sachtler and Vinten tripods, including the new flowtech 75; and OConnor grips.
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CyanView’s Camera Control System is a Winner at America’s National Spelling Bee
CyanView’s Camera Control System is a Winner at America’s National Spelling Bee
ESPN leverages unique capabilities of Cy-RCP to deliver high quality images from specialty mini-cameras
The National Spelling Bee is something of an American institution that has been broadcast by ESPN for the last quarter of a century to millions of TV viewers across the country – and this year, ESPN asked CyanView to deploy its camera control system to support the coverage. Specifically, ESPN needed to control five different types of speciality mini-camera as part of its live outside broadcast.
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MediaCloud Brings MatrixStore to South Africa
MediaCloud Brings MatrixStore to South AfricaMediaCloud Networks, a trusted partner, reseller and advocate of Object Matrix has purchased MatrixStore to offer a cloud-based object storage platform as part of its services across South Africa and beyond.
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Object Matrix Launches Updates to MatrixStore Vision at IBC
Object Matrix Launches Updates to MatrixStore Vision at IBC
Object Matrix Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Object Matrix, is celebrating its 15th year anniversary at IBC and will announce updates to its media focused hybrid cloud offerings. 2018 marks the 15th year anniversary for Object Matrix and it will be celebrating this milestone with some special events during IBC. The founders of Object Matrix are amongst the original pioneers of Object storage technology and have seen the market for the technology change dramatically over that period.
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MPC LA Strengthens Senior Creative Advertising Team
MPC LA Strengthens Senior Creative Advertising Team
MPC’s LA studio promotes Morten Vinther to Creative Director and Jim Spratling to Head of 2D, with Daniel Seddon joining as VFX Supervisor
MPC’s LA studio has announced creative leadership changes with two promotions and a new hire. Morten Vinther, previously Head of 2D in the LA studio, joins Michael Gregory, Rob Hodgson, Claus Hansen and Mark Gethin as a Creative Director, continuing to grow the LA studio’s stellar creative leadership. Jim Spratling, former VFX Supervisor at MPC’s LA studio, has been promoted to Head of 2D, and Daniel Seddon brings over 20 years of experience in both feature films and commercials to his VFX Supervisor role. All three will support the burgeoning team of senior creatives in the US.
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AJA Announces OG-X-FR openGear® Compatible Rackframe
AJA Announces OG-X-FR openGear® Compatible Rackframe
Available for Order July 30, 2018
AJA Video Systems today announced that the company is accepting orders for OG-X-FR, the next-generation openGear® compatible rackframe including adaptive cooling and redundant power, among other features.
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LOBO Expands U.S. Presence With Move to New Space in NYC
LOBO Expands U.S. Presence With Move to New Space in NYCInternational creative animation/design studio LOBO has expanded its U.S. presence, moving to a new studio in NYC’s bustling Chinatown. Led by Creative Director Guilherme Marcondes, Art Director Felipe Jornada and Executive Producer Luis Ribeiro, the new independent space was launched to address the growing workflow demands from the U.S. market. After an initial limited footprint in NYC, the new space includes a state-of-the-art editing and flame bay, a finished rooftop deck and a multipurpose production space that will allow the team to scale per the specifications of each project.
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Deluxe’s Method Studios to Acquire Award-Winning VFX Company Atomic Fiction in Continued Global Expansion
Deluxe’s Method Studios to Acquire Award-Winning VFX Company Atomic Fiction in Continued Global Expansion
Influx of top talent and presence in key locations will further extend creative capabilities and capacity
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire award-winning visual effects (VFX) company Atomic Fiction, with studios in Montreal, QC Canada, a growing epicenter for VFX, and San Francisco, CA. Atomic Fiction will join Method Studios, Deluxe’s global VFX brand, as part of its strategy to deepen the company’s talent base and capacity to take on the biggest and most challenging VFX projects for features, episodics, advertising and brands.
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DigitalGlue’s creative.space optimized for Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Workflows
DigitalGlue’s creative.space optimized for Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Workflows
New On-Premise Managed Storage™ scores high marks in Blackmagic Design’s testing process
DigitalGlue has announced that its newly launched creative.space, an On-Premise Managed Storage™ (OPMS) service, has been optimized for DaVinci Resolve workflows and has successfully met the technical requirements for inclusion in Blackmagic Design’s Configuration Guide. DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider, also designs and implements solutions for complete turnkey content creation, post-production, and distribution.
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Clemson Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network broadcasts with Panasonic AK-HC5000 High-Speed Camera Systems
Clemson Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network broadcasts with Panasonic AK-HC5000 High-Speed Camera SystemsClemson University, Division 1 college football 2017 national champions, is increasing its complement of Panasonic production cameras with an incremental purchase of Panasonic AK-HC5000 4X high-speed 1080p camera systems. Already equipped with two HC5000s, the Clemson University Athletics Department is taking delivery of seven additional cameras, all in full studio configuration, this summer.
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Hollywood Professional Association Awards DaVinci Resolve 15 For Engineering Excellence
Hollywood Professional Association Awards DaVinci Resolve 15 For Engineering ExcellenceBlackmagic Design announced today that the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) named DaVinci Resolve 15 as one of the recipients of their 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards. The awards are a spotlight on outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and archive.
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Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus Prime lenses fulfill large format ambitions for Lyrebird
Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus Prime lenses fulfill large format ambitions for Lyrebird
Remi Adefarasin, OBE BSC captures a more immersive experience for WW2 film
Good things come to those who wait, as Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC will testify, following his recent large format shoot with Cooke Optics S7/i Full Frame Plus Prime lens range on the period feature film Lyrebird. Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin is directing the film. Imperative is also producing alongside Ridley Scott.
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Avid Announces Availability of MediaCentral | Editorial Management for Post Production Workflows
Avid Announces Availability of MediaCentral | Editorial Management for Post Production Workflows
MediaCentral | Editorial Management delivers intuitive media management to give everyone—from small editorial teams to global media enterprises—the speed, collaboration and efficiency needed to take on the most demanding projects
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), the leading technology provider of software tools and platforms that power the media and entertainment industry, today announced the immediate availability of MediaCentral® | Editorial Management, an all-inclusive collaboration platform that empowers entire teams to take part in media creation workflows. MediaCentral | Editorial Management delivers intuitive media management in a streamlined user interface. With greater integration, speed, and collaboration, everyone from small editorial teams to larger post facilities can benefit from the platform.
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CNN’s Anderson Cooper Full Circle Uses Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro and ATEM Camera Control Panel
CNN’s Anderson Cooper Full Circle Uses Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro and ATEM Camera Control PanelBlackmagic Design today announced that CNN’s new “Anderson Cooper Full Circle” Facebook Watch daily global brief is produced using Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro cameras. The show is also being broadcast live using ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K live production switchers, ATEM Camera Control Panel, Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter, Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter and a number of Teranex AV converters.
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Adobe Opens New Office for Post-Production Professionals in Los Angeles
Adobe Opens New Office for Post-Production Professionals in Los Angeles
Adobe's Santa Monica office opens with an engineering and support team that provides professional-level support for Hollywood editors
Hollywood is mighty entertaining. Here at Adobe, we are constantly blown away by the creative minds in the industry. We’ve been sassed by an unlikely superhero in Deadpool. We’ve been moved by an intimate portrait of the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG. We’ve laugh-cried at Portlandia. We’ve braved the tough love of Atlanta’s impenetrable music scene.
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ASSIMILATE Announces New SCRATCH Play Pro
ASSIMILATE Announces New SCRATCH Play Pro
New Universal Format Player and Essential Media Toolkit
ASSIMILATE’s new SCRATCH Play Pro is the Essential Media Toolkit: a universal professional format player, immersive media player, look creator with version management, transcoder, and QC tool all in one. Superior performance. Superior value.
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Bladeworks Post Production Automates QC Process with QScan
Bladeworks Post Production Automates QC Process with QScan
Full service post facility upgrades QC workflow to include automated QC processes and specialized quality control features such as PSE standards compliance for Sky One and Viacom
EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that Johannesburg, South African-based full-service post production facility, Bladeworks, has upgraded their QC workflow with EditShare’s QScan AQC solution.
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URSA Mini Pro and Pocket Cinema Camera Used for Film Louder!
URSA Mini Pro and Pocket Cinema Camera Used for Film Louder!Blackmagic Design announced today that URSA Mini Pro, Pocket Cinema Camera and Video Assist were used for “LOUDER! Can't Hear What You're Singin', Wimp!,” a new film by hugely popular Japanese director Satoshi Miki.
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Curó VFX Budgeting Software to Debut at SIGGRAPH 2018
Curó VFX Budgeting Software to Debut at SIGGRAPH 2018
New Software Delivers Time-Saving Shortcuts from Script to VFX Shot Breakdowns Based on Production Proven Data and Methodology
Designed to simplify visual effects budgeting from script to screen, new secure, web-based application, Curó, will be showcased at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver. Having undergone rigorous development and beta testing, Curó creates a unified system for creation, planning and management of VFX budgets for projects of any scale, from the Hollywood blockbuster to independent film or television, and everything in between.
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