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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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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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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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BT TV adopts Telestream Vantage for enhanced multiscreen OTT media processing
BT TV adopts Telestream Vantage for enhanced multiscreen OTT media processing
Leading UK Telco service provider enhances business agility with Telestream; Introduces robust multiscreen services to better serve millions of consumers
BT TV, a subscription IPTV service offered by the UK’s largest telecom service provider, BT, has adopted Telestream’s Vantage Media Processing Platform. This move creates a robust, high-speed multiscreen media processing solution with automated quality assurance to better serve BT TV customers. Telestream’s local channel partner, Boxer Systems, worked closely with BT TV to specify, install and configure the system.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Used for Editing, Grading and Audio Post on Elton John Video Productions
DaVinci Resolve Studio Used for Editing, Grading and Audio Post on Elton John Video ProductionsBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel are being used by Video Director John Steer and On-tour Post Production Specialist Chris Sobchack for end-to-end post on a variety of video productions for Grammy-winning legend and singer/songwriter Elton John.
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HITACHI Z-HD5500 Cameras Enable ‘Amazing’ Live Production Quality for Sardis Events
HITACHI Z-HD5500 Cameras Enable ‘Amazing’ Live Production Quality for Sardis Events
Progressive-scan cameras with advanced sensor technology capture stellar-quality images against LED-driven backdrops while speeding on-site setup time
As experts in delivering world-class corporate events and conferences, Sardis Events often works in production environments with dynamic lighting and background conditions that can be challenging for video cameras. When the company expanded its video equipment roster to support rapid business growth, they purchased three Z-HD5500 studio and field production cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide the exceptional image quality they were seeking.
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New Editorial Company Gattie and Lopez Launches in NYC
New Editorial Company Gattie and Lopez Launches in NYC
New Post Collective Will Be Run By Editors/Partners Chuck Willis and Jamie Connors
Gattie and Lopez, a new editorial company, has opened its doors in a sun-filled penthouse in midtown Manhattan. Editors/Partners Chuck Willis and Jamie Connors are joined by Managing Partner Susan Willis in this new venture. The creative editorial shop will work across advertising, television and feature film projects.
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BTV Vietnam Upgrades and Expands with PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo
BTV Vietnam Upgrades and Expands with PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo
See PlayBox Technology on Stand 8.B71 at IBC, Amsterdam, September 14-18, 2018
Binh Duong Radio & Television has chosen AirBox Neo and TitleBox Neo from PlayBox Technology as the central element of a large-scale technical upgrade and expansion at its headquarters near Ho Chi Minh City.
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Eleven's Jeff Payne Mixes Energetic New Campaign For Nike and Dick's Sporting Goods In "Play Like You Own It"
Eleven's Jeff Payne Mixes Energetic New Campaign For Nike and Dick's Sporting Goods In "Play Like You Own It"Eleven Founder/Mixer Jeff Payne encourages viewers to own their playing field in Nike and Dick's Sporting Goods new campaign, “Play Like You Own It.” The spot showcases various athletes, including soccer star Mallory Pugh, perfecting their game in the most unlikely of places, reminding the audience that sports can never be limited to the field or court.
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FZ Productions Films Sharks in Native Habitats Using Litepanels, Sachtler, and Anton/Bauer Gear
FZ Productions Films Sharks in Native Habitats Using Litepanels, Sachtler, and Anton/Bauer GearFouad Zayed, an award-winning producer and director of photography, is using a trifecta of products from Litepanels, Sachtler, and Anton/Bauer — all Vitec Production Solutions brands — to capture dazzling footage of sharks in the wild for one of television's most popular nature documentary series. Zayed is owner of FZ Productions, a full-service TV and animation studio that has worked on some of the highest-profile shows on American television.
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Livio Sanchez joins Cutters Studios in New York
Livio Sanchez joins Cutters Studios in New York
Virtual Reality Storytelling Pioneer and Internationally Acclaimed Editor Livio Sanchez Joins Cutters Studios in New York
Cutters Studios is very proud to announce the addition of internationally acclaimed editor Livio Sanchez to its New York staff, effective immediately. The announcement was made by New York Executive Producer Elizabeth Krajewski.
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Derby’s Ryan Balas Launches TheFoodPornHub.com
Derby’s Ryan Balas Launches TheFoodPornHub.com
Video community is dedicated to the sexy art of food photography
Filmmakers Ryan and Alec Balas have launched a first-of-its-kind showcase dedicated to food as cinema. Going by the cheeky name of TheFoodPornHub, the new site celebrates the sensual pleasures and visual splendors of the culinary arts. There are no pedestrian cooking videos or reviews of trendy eateries here. Rather, the site serves up a cornucopia of gorgeously composed, lit and photographed cuisine designed to send foodies into paroxysms of ecstasy.
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2nd Annual Avid Customer Association Vote Reveals Insights into Media and Entertainment Industry’s Investment and Technology Priorities
2nd Annual Avid Customer Association Vote Reveals Insights into Media and Entertainment Industry’s Investment and Technology Priorities
Survey of nearly 5,000 TV, film and music professionals from 3,500 organizations uncovers key investment priorities and technology trends spanning multiplatform content delivery, remote production, and 4K/UHD.
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), the leading technology provider of software tools and platforms that power the media and entertainment industry, and the Avid Customer Association (ACA), Avid’s customer-led organization, today announced the results of the 2nd annual ACA Vote. The ACA Vote gives TV, film and music professionals a uniquely powerful hand in influencing Avid’s future offerings.
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Avid Wins 2018 Microsoft US Partner Award for Helping the Communications and Media Industry Leverage the Cloud
Avid Wins 2018 Microsoft US Partner Award for Helping the Communications and Media Industry Leverage the Cloud
Winners chosen from more than 2,600 entrants from 115 countries
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), the leading technology provider of software tools and platforms that power the media and entertainment industry, today announced it has won the 2018 Microsoft US Partner Award for the communications and media industry. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
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Rising Sun Pictures Expands Studios and Staff
Rising Sun Pictures Expands Studios and Staff
Studio expects to hire scores of artists as it ramps up for major film projects.
Spurred by growth in international film production, improved local incentives and a strong pool of talent, Rising Sun Pictures has launched a major, new expansion effort. The visual effects studio is adding significant space and technical resources to its Adelaide production studio and expects to grow its staff by nearly one-third over the next few months.
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Red Giant Universe Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Plugins Now 30% Off
Red Giant Universe Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Plugins Now 30% Off
Get a Red Giant Universe annual subscription at 30% off the regular price; introductory offer now available for the next two weeks
For the next two weeks, Red Giant is offering 30% off the annual subscription price for Red Giant Universe, its collection of over 70 GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. Red Giant Universe comprises plugins for Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Adobe® After Effects®, Apple® Final Cut Pro®, Avid® Media Composer® and more, and offers unique solutions for stylizing footage, adding motion graphics, and building fast transitions and effects. See what’s new in Red Giant Universe.
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IBC 2018: TVU Networks' MediaMind Platform Gives AI Boost on How to Get, Make and Share Live Video
IBC 2018: TVU Networks' MediaMind Platform Gives AI Boost on How to Get, Make and Share Live Video
Automated AI workflow platform delivers next generation metadata driven acquisition, production and distribution for video content
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that visitors to its IBC stand (2.B28) will be able to see a sweep of innovative live video solutions, including the Artificial Intelligence driven TVU MediaMind Platform, which potentially changes how content can be produced and consumed.
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Crystal Vision shows flexible IP platform and reduced price ChromaKeyer at IBC 2018 (STAND 2.C28)
Crystal Vision shows flexible IP platform and reduced price ChromaKeyer at IBC 2018 (STAND 2.C28)On Stand 2.C28 at IBC 2018 Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and the initial six software apps which run on it. These apps are IP gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2022 or 2110, and IP to IP translators for making adjustments to IP flows – including protocol conversion between ST 2022 and ST 2110. Amongst the full range of modular SDI interface and keying products on show will be the Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer, which now combines its high quality keying, easy workflow and five year warranty benefits with a significant price drop.
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ASG Supports Sports Video Industry with Sports Video Group Sponsorship
ASG Supports Sports Video Industry with Sports Video Group SponsorshipAdvanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology integration, engineering, and managed services firm, has become a sponsor of Sports Video Group, effective July 2. Representatives from ASG’s New York-based team will attend SVG’s 12th annual Sports Content Management & Storage Forum next week at the Westin New York at Times Square.
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PlayBox Technology Celebrates BIG 18 at IBC with Fully Integrated Server/Cloud Broadcasting
PlayBox Technology Celebrates BIG 18 at IBC with Fully Integrated Server/Cloud Broadcasting
See PlayBox Technology on Stand 8.B71 at IBC, Amsterdam, September 14-18, 2018
PlayBox Technology celebrates its 18th anniversary and over 18,000 branding and playout channel installations at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam. Central theme of the company's exhibit on stand 8.B71 will be the latest versions of the server-based Neo and cloud-based CloudAir playout systems and the ease with which these can be combined into a single system.
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Goldcrest Post delivers Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with DaVinci Resolve
Goldcrest Post delivers Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that Goldcrest Post completed the final DI for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s global blockbuster “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” using DaVinci Resolve Studio, together with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel.
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SMPTE Hollywood Section and VES, Los Angeles, to Explore Restoration and Preservation at Joint July Meeting
SMPTE Hollywood Section and VES, Los Angeles, to Explore Restoration and Preservation at Joint July MeetingThe Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported more than a century of advances in entertainment technology, and the Visual Effects Society (VES) of Los Angeles will explore the challenges of restoring and preserving entertainment content in a joint meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 17.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic eGPU
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic eGPU
New Thunderbolt 3 external graphics processor delivers desktop-class performance for MacBook Pro
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic eGPU, a high performance graphics processor for pro creative software such as DaVinci Resolve, 3D games and VR. Designed in collaboration with Apple, the Blackmagic eGPU features a built-in Radeon Pro 580, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI 2.0, 85W of charging power and four USB 3.1 connections. It comes in an integrated design that brings high-end desktop class graphics processing to MacBook Pro for professional video workflows, 3D games and immersive VR. And, the Blackmagic eGPU is the first to support Thunderbolt 3 displays.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services delivers larger-than-life sound for bold reimagining of Superfly
Sony Pictures Post Production Services delivers larger-than-life sound for bold reimagining of Superfly
Creatively orchestrated sound effects amplify car chases and action sequences in powerful remake of classic crime story.
Superfly is Columbia Pictures’ bold reimagining of Gordon Parks Jr.’s classic 1972 crime drama that defined its genre through its characters, look, sound and feel. Helmed by Director X and written by Alex Tse, the new movie transports the story of Priest (Trevor Jackson), from Harlem to modern-day Atlanta and reenergizes its vibe for a new generation.
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IT Pros Subtitles & SubtitleNEXT join forces bringing expert subtitling knowledge to industry newcomers
IT Pros Subtitles & SubtitleNEXT join forces bringing expert subtitling knowledge to industry newcomers
First remote SubtitleNEXT online training course proves successful
PBT EU has partnered with Italy’s IT Pros Subtitles® to create the first remote online course for translators to learn subtitling skills based on SubtitleNEXT as one of other key software packages. The initial training module with SubtitleNEXT and other brands, went ahead earlier this month run by IT Pros’ most experienced subtitler Monica Paolillo who trained a group of translation professionals to master the software.
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GameSoundCon returns to Los Angeles for the 10th year
GameSoundCon returns to Los Angeles for the 10th year
Save the date: October 9 and 10, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA
GameSoundCon, the premier conference for video game music and sound design, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and once again welcomes video game composers and game sound designers to the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, on October 9 and 10, 2018.
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Sim Post New York Boosts Staff and Audio Production Capabilities
Sim Post New York Boosts Staff and Audio Production Capabilities
Investment in talent and facilities enables Sim to better serve the North American creative community
Today, Sim Post announces five strategic hires and the expansion of audio services and facilities in New York to better service the North American television and film community. Sim Post is a division of Sim, the North American leaders in providing end-to-end solutions for TV and feature film production and post production in LA, Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Atlanta.
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At IBC Slomo.tv Launches AT/12G 4K Video Production & Slow Motion Replay Server
At IBC Slomo.tv Launches AT/12G 4K Video Production & Slow Motion Replay Server
4K instant replay server claimed to be World’s
At IBC (stand 8.B40), Slomo.tv, a leading international producer of cost-effective, high performance SSD-based video record and replay systems, has ripped up the server rule book. The company will launch a new aggressively priced server, designed especially for fast growing 4K market. Slomo.tv’s CEO, Michael Gilman, reports that this latest addition to the company’s Dominator range represents the world’s most cost-effective and powerful multi-functional 4K server.
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Evomotion Launches Wunder360 S1 Artificial Intelligence Camera
Evomotion Launches Wunder360 S1 Artificial Intelligence Camera
The Wunder360 S1 allows AR & VR developers to bring their 3D content to life
Evomotion have announced the launch of the Wunder360 S1 AI camera, a dual-lens 360°camera with 3D reconstruction, real-time in-camera stitching, and deep learning AI technology that allows AR/VR developers to easily develop 3D content. The Wunder360 S1 is now available for pre-order on Indiegogo, with early bird pricing beginning at $129.
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More Than 25 of Summer 2018’s Biggest Films Used Blackmagic Design
More Than 25 of Summer 2018’s Biggest Films Used Blackmagic Design
Blockbusters include “Deadpool 2,” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
Blackmagic Design announced today that more than 25 of the 2018 summer season’s worldwide film releases used numerous Blackmagic Design products during production and post, including its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and audio post production application and more. This included some of the biggest blockbusters and expected blockbusters of the summer, such as “Deadpool 2,” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
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DEADPOOL 2 Graded in DaVinci Resolve Studio by EFILM’s Skip Kimball
DEADPOOL 2 Graded in DaVinci Resolve Studio by EFILM’s Skip KimballBlackmagic Design announced today that “Deadpool 2,” the highly anticipated sequel in the 20th Century Fox/Marvel franchise, was colored by EFILM Senior Colorist Skip Kimball using DaVinci Resolve software. The irreverent series, starring Ryan Reynolds as a wisecracking reluctant superhero, is unique not only because of its main character, but also for the style of imagery used to depict the dark world surrounding Deadpool and his adventures.
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Lucky 21 Director Rob Pritts Enjoys Uncomfortable Moments With GameStop Via The Richards Group
Lucky 21 Director Rob Pritts Enjoys Uncomfortable Moments With GameStop Via The Richards GroupGameStop delivers on the promise that stranger things can happen than an awesome Summer Game Sale. The project reunites Lucky 21 Director Rob Pritts with agency The Richards Group for a delightfully...awkward... collaboration. A window on the absurdist humor of GameStop’s new spot reveals an unlikely friendship, and added a unique directing challenge: Camelid comedy.
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Dejero and Draganfly Partner to Provide High Quality Real-time Video Transport from the Skies
Dejero and Draganfly Partner to Provide High Quality Real-time Video Transport from the Skies
Technology partnership to bring new and innovative solutions and services to the broadcast industry and beyond
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has formed a technology partnership with Canadian-based sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft System) industry experts, Draganfly Innovations Inc. The collaboration sees Draganfly’s Commander UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) quadcopter bundled together with the Dejero EnGo mobile transmitter—providing real-time video transport from the air. In addition, the companies’ combined expert knowledge will bring new and innovative solutions and services to Dejero’s broadcast customers and Draganfly’s customers across the many industry verticals they serve.
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ABC’s New Unscripted Series CASTAWAYS Shot with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
ABC’s New Unscripted Series CASTAWAYS Shot with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Series to Premiere Tuesday, August 7
ABC’s “Castaways,” which was shot and produced by Nomad Entertainment using VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders, is a revolutionary series testing the human need for companionship under extreme circumstances as each individual learns there are other castaways out there but are unaware of how many, their locations or when they will be rescued.
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Ole Miss Counts on Cartoni to Capture the Thrill of College Sports
Ole Miss Counts on Cartoni to Capture the Thrill of College Sports
University of Mississippi’s broadcast team employs Cartoni fluid heads and tripods for scores of live sportcasts each year.
One name that Shane Sanford has learned to rely on is Cartoni. Sanford has one of the busiest jobs in college sports broadcasting. As Assistant AD for Broadcast Services at Ole Miss Sports Productions, Sanford leads a team responsible for video board content and telecasts of more than 120 University of Mississippi sports events each year. That includes home games for the school’s storied football team, as well as men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and volleyball—with live broadcasts available through the SEC Network and ESPN Regional Television.
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SMPTE Hollywood Section Hosts Career Day
SMPTE Hollywood Section Hosts Career Day
STEM students learn about technical careers in the entertainment industry at day-long event
The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, recently hosted students from colleges and universities across Southern California for Career Day, a day-long event focused on technology-oriented employment opportunities in the media and entertainment industry. The event included speeches, roundtables, and panel discussions from industry leaders on subjects ranging from job-seeking strategies to emerging technologies employed in cinema, broadcast, and virtual reality (VR) production.
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BMD DeckLink powers League of Legends European Masters live production
BMD DeckLink powers League of Legends European Masters live productionBlackmagic Design today announced that ESL, the world’s largest esports company, delivered the inaugural live finals of the League of Legends European Masters, with a bespoke playout system built with a series of DeckLink Quad 2 capture and playback cards.
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Encore turns to Baselight to colour the story of Picasso
Encore turns to Baselight to colour the story of Picasso
Deluxe finishes ‘Genius: Picasso’ for National Geographic
The second series of National Geographic’s popular series Genius focuses on the extraordinary life of painter Pablo Picasso. Colourist Pankaj Bajpai at Encore in Hollywood was charged with creating the look that evoked the time and place as well as the art.
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Global Distribution Acquires Symply Inc.
Global Distribution Acquires Symply Inc.
Acquisition of Symply Inc., assets allow Global Distribution to provide industry leading 4K and 8K ready collaborative storage solutions featuring StorNext®6 to a wider base of media creators and video production facilities
Global Distribution, today announced the acquisition of assets of Symply, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance storage solutions for collaborative workflows. Symply products offer a unique blend of enterprise-class five nines reliability storage and industry-leading StorNext® file system, which support clients running on Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms.
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Timeline supports BBC’s live UHD HDR FIFA World Cup
Timeline supports BBC’s live UHD HDR FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup is being held across Russia from 14 June to 15 July with the final taking place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Timeline Television is delivering the outside broadcast facilities for BBC Sport’s first ever UHD HDR live streaming of the FIFA World Cup on BBC iPlayer. Timeline’s award winning UHD HDR outside broadcast truck, UHD2, is on site for the duration of the tournament and at the heart of the operation based out of Moscow’s Red Square. It is delivering the BBC Presentation Studio with a simultaneous UHD Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) output for the BBC iPlayer platform. Viewers with an HDR TV are able to watch the world cup matches in superb UHD HDR, as well as in HD.
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Finepoint Broadcast Chosen to Modernise Conference Facilities at the British Embassy in Tokyo
Finepoint Broadcast Chosen to Modernise Conference Facilities at the British Embassy in TokyoFinepoint Broadcast Ltd has completed the modernisation of conference and meeting room technology in the main presentation suite at the British Embassy in Tokyo. The contract was won on a competitive tender process and carried out in partnership with one of Asia's leading providers of audiovisual and IT support services.
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Framestore: Chris Beers joins Framestore as Compositing Lead
Framestore: Chris Beers joins Framestore as Compositing LeadFramestore is excited to welcome Chris Beers to the team as Compositing Lead, based in Chicago. Chris, who brings with him an impressive portfolio, will be working across a variety of clients with the Chicago team, as well as diving into Nuke projects of his own.
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Facilis Technology Displays Shared File System Advancements and New Workflows at IBC 2018
Facilis Technology Displays Shared File System Advancements and New Workflows at IBC 2018
Facilis builds on version 7.1 with new features and workflow tools.
At IBC 2018, Facilis (Stand 7.C14), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks will demonstrate Version 7.1 features and FastTracker 2.5 for the first time in Europe. New features currently in development will be previewed as well.
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Telestream Demonstrates the Powerful Intersection of Intelligent Media Processing, Delivery & Analytics at IBC 2018
Telestream Demonstrates the Powerful Intersection of Intelligent Media Processing, Delivery & Analytics at IBC 2018
Smart third-party integration with Aspera, Avid, Adobe and others adds additional strength to new solution sets
At IBC 2018, Telestream® (Booth 7.C16), a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, will showcase end-to-end live streaming solutions, strategic advances in video encoding and transcoding systems, and the latest developments in video monitoring and analytics, both on premise and in virtualized environments.
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JPI Turns to TVU RPS to Increase Efficiency for High-End, Live Event and Corporate Productions
JPI Turns to TVU RPS to Increase Efficiency for High-End, Live Event and Corporate Productions
Detroit-based JPI deploys TV Networks’ RPS for multi-camera, remote live production
Joseph Productions, Inc (JPI), a Detroit-based media production company, recently turned to TVU RPS (Remote Production System) to increase efficiency for its high-end live event and corporate meeting video productions. Many of JPI’s clientele, ranging from corporations and live event producers to local sports and news broadcasters, faced limited budgets and were looking for ways to reduce costs and shorten turnaround time.
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Apantac Launches Next Generation of HDMI 2.0 Distribution Amplifiers, Splitters, Matrices
Apantac Launches Next Generation of HDMI 2.0 Distribution Amplifiers, Splitters, Matrices
Files Patent for Optimized Video Splitting Technology
Apantac, an internationally recognized manufacturer and pioneer of cost-effective yet feature-rich multiviewers and signal processing solutions announces its next generation line of HDMI 2.0 splitters, distribution amplifiers and matrices.
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Eleven founder/mixer Jeff Payne brings childhood imaginations to life in Target's new campaign
Eleven founder/mixer Jeff Payne brings childhood imaginations to life in Target's new campaignEleven founder/mixer Jeff Payne brings childhood imaginations to life in Target’s new spots, “Dino Clash” and “Giant Steps,” themed in alignment with the recent release of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” The campaign pays homage to the vastness of children’s imaginations, beginning with shadows of roaring dinosaurs that turn out to be toys and figurines.
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Comedian Hannibal Buress and Director Kristian Mercado Figueroa Make a Charming Piece of Content for Turo
Comedian Hannibal Buress and director Kristian Mercado Figueroa aka Kris Merc set out to make a weird, charming, and surprising piece of content for car sharing marketplace, Turo. Building on a relationship that began as a podcast sponsorship jingle, Turo hit up Buress, to expand the partnership into larger format content.
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Roland Releases v1.2 Update for XS-62S HD Video Switcher
Roland Releases v1.2 Update for XS-62S HD Video SwitcherRoland Professional A/V has released the new version 1.2 firmware and software updates for the Roland XS-62S HD Video Switcher, an integrated six-channel video switcher and audio mixer with PTZ camera control capabilities in a space-saving design. The new update introduces support for Roland’s RCS Remote Control Software and adds display indication of edit status in Preset Memory Mode and Panel Information commands to the already available RS-232 control for use with connected touch panel or other programmable interface devices.
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Association of Paddlesurf Professionals World Tour Uses Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow
Association of Paddlesurf Professionals World Tour Uses Blackmagic Design Live Production WorkflowBlackmagic Design today announced that the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP) World Tour uses a full Blackmagic Design workflow, including the URSA Mini 4K digital film camera, Micro Studio Camera 4K live studio camera, and ATEM Production Studio 4K switcher for the broadcast, live production, streaming and video production of international surfing events.
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Rising Sun Pictures' VFX Magic for Chinese Blockbuster “Animal World”
Rising Sun Pictures' VFX Magic for Chinese Blockbuster “Animal World”
Studio produces a host of creative and technically complex shots running the gamut from creature effects to fantasy environments for new international fantasy adventure.
In a project spanning six months, Rising Sun Pictures produced 86 visual effects shots for Animal World, the new fantasy adventure film that debuted to considerable fanfare at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival and is currently in international release. The work drew on the full gamut of the studio’s core strengths and included everything from a card-playing creature to a loopy dream sequence, a mind-blowing car chase and a moody hero shot of “Destiny,” the hulking freighter-turned-floating-casino that serves as the film’s primary location.
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Live Webinar - Breakthrough RTX Rendering with NVIDIA Quadro GV100
Live Webinar - Breakthrough RTX Rendering with NVIDIA Quadro GV100
Sign up and then mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Time 1:00PM EST 10:00AM PST
Join this live webinar to see how NVIDIA's new Quadro GV100 - the world's most advanced professional graphics solution ever created - and NVIDIA's RTX realtime photorealistic rendering technology can significantly speed up key elements of your production workflow. Staying ahead of your competition in the fiercely competitive M&E, VFX, pre- and post-production marketplace has never been more important, the GV100 enables you to explore more creative alternatives, while delivering higher quality results in significantly less time than ever before. AI is also coming to M&E and the GV100 lays the solutions foundation for this rapidly evolving and growing technology.
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Surugadai University Builds 4K Studio with Blackmagic Products
Surugadai University Builds 4K Studio with Blackmagic ProductsBlackmagic Design announces that Surugadai University built a new 4K studio using Blackmagic Design's Studio Camera 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel. The products have been installed in the studio in Surugadai University Media Center.
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NEP Mobile Unit Selects FUJINON 4K UHD Zooms
NEP Mobile Unit Selects FUJINON 4K UHD Zooms
Advanced Mobile Unit, M-15, Being Built from Ground Up to Meet Latest 4K Production and IP Delivery Specifications
Premier mobile production provider, NEP Group, has equipped its latest truck, the M-15 – a 4K unit with advanced IP delivery capability - with a range of FUJINON 4K UHD lenses. While build on the M-15 is in its final stages of completion, the new lenses are being used to cover Seattle Mariner baseball games for the Root Sports Northwest network. Currently, the eight FUJINON UA107x8.4BESM 4K Box Field lenses, three UA24x7.8BERM 4K UHD lenses and three UA14x4.5BERD 4K UHD Wide-Angle lenses complement Grass Valley LDK Series 4K UHD cameras on NEP’s M-5 for Seattle area baseball coverage.
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SynthEyes 1806 3D Tracking and Matchmoving: Solving More, Faster
SynthEyes 1806 3D Tracking and Matchmoving: Solving More, Faster
Ground-Breaking Performance Plus Lens Solving for Drones and Action Cams
Andersson Technologies LLC has released SynthEyes 1806, the latest version of its 3-D tracking and match-moving application for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The new release concentrates on enhancements to SynthEyes's solver, adding features and further increasing its already well-known, project-saving, performance and productivity.
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Telestream Releases Next-Gen G6 Lightspeed Server
Telestream Releases Next-Gen G6 Lightspeed Server
Fastest server ever made available for Vantage intelligent media processing delivers 10x processing speed using 40% less power
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced its G6 Lightspeed™ Server, the fastest, highest-quality server ever made available for Vantage intelligent media processing. Tuned specifically for Vantage systems, the new server delivers up to 10x the processing speed of software-only workflows while consuming 40% less power than previous generation servers.
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Renegade Animation’s Ashley Postlewaite to Take Part in Careers Panel at Comic-Con in San Diego
Renegade Animation’s Ashley Postlewaite to Take Part in Careers Panel at Comic-Con in San Diego
Postlewaite will take part in the panel discussion "Extraordinary Women, Extraordinary Animation" at Comic-Con International 2018 in San Diego.
Renegade Animation co-founder and executive producer Ashley Postlewaite will take part in the panel discussion "Extraordinary Women, Extraordinary Animation" at Comic-Con International 2018 in San Diego. Postlewaite will join other women leaders from the animation industry in discussing how they turned their talents into successful careers. The panel will also discuss new technologies that are making it easier for young people, and especially women, to enter the field of animation.
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Sound Lounge Elevates Liana Rosenberg to Head of Production
Sound Lounge Elevates Liana Rosenberg to Head of Production
Rosenberg will be responsible for overseeing all production activity at the studio and supervise its team of staff producers.
Sound Lounge, New York’s leading independent sound facility, has promoted Liana Rosenberg to Head of Production. As a member of the management team, Rosenberg will be responsible for overseeing all production activity at the studio and supervise its team of staff producers. She will serve as a key liaison between Sound Lounge and its advertising agency and post-production house clients, and play a lead role in forecasting, budgeting and marketing. She will also manage production activities for Sound Lounge Everywhere, the company’s remote sound production service, which currently has outposts in Boston and Boulder, Colorado, and has plans to expand to other cities this year.
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“Impractical Jokers” Producer NorthSouth Prod. Launches Good Kicks Media
“Impractical Jokers” Producer NorthSouth Prod. Launches Good Kicks Media
New Hybrid Content Company Aimed at Brands
NorthSouth Productions, the company behind the smash-hit comedy series Impractical Jokers and long-running Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta is bringing its creative genius and distribution acumen directly to agencies, brands, p.r. firms, networks and others. In partnership with Hearst Entertainment, the company has formed Good Kicks Media, a hybrid content company offering creative and production services for branded content, network promos, and live activations.
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FOR-A Summer Promo on Envivo Replay Sports and Live Event Solution
FOR-A Summer Promo on Envivo Replay Sports and Live Event Solution
FOR-A is the exclusive distributor for the Variant Systems Group solution in North, Central and South America
FOR-A Corporation of America today announces a summer promotion on Variant Systems Group’s Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution throughout North, Central and Latin America. Effective immediately through September 18, 2018, the promo offers significant savings on the Envivo Replay solution and includes a special bundle with social media and branding feature license add-ons included for the life of the product.
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Pro Sound Effects Updates Hybrid Library with more Coverage and Speed
Pro Sound Effects Updates Hybrid Library with more Coverage and Speed
New Features Available Now with Special Launch Pricing
Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released the latest version of their most popular general sound effects library, the Hybrid Library. New features include more than 1,500 additional sounds from natural ambiences to ready-to-use design elements, plus freshly enhanced metadata optimized for faster search and more results – all contributing to over 65,000 sound effects in 295 categories.
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Sim Makes Film Sustainability Milestone with Clean Energy
Sim Makes Film Sustainability Milestone with Clean Energy
First Clean Energy Power Station fleet brings dramatic sustainability to BC’s Film Industry in landmark purchase
Portable Electric, the world’s premier manufacturer of clean energy power stations, has delivered a nine-strong fleet of lithium-ion battery power stations to Sim, the leading North American supplier of studios, production equipment and post production solutions, in a landmark move to increase sustainability in film. Sim is taking a leadership role in decreasing the environmental impact of the film industry across BC, reducing GHG emissions, noise and local pollution through the addition of revolutionary clean energy VOLTstack™ power stations to their traditional generator fleet.
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Aaron Sims Creative Innovates With Litepanels Gemini
Aaron Sims Creative Innovates With Litepanels Gemini
Next-Generation 2x1 Soft Panel is Highly Versatile Collaborator for Award-Winning VFX Studio
Aaron Sims Creative (ASC), a full-service creative boutique for cinematic visual effects (VFX) based in Los Angeles, has adopted Litepanels' all-new Gemini 2x1 LED soft panel. ASC has provided iconic characters and worlds for a broad range of high-profile projects, including current hits such as the Netflix drama "Stranger Things" and the Walt Disney Pictures movie "A Wrinkle in Time." Gemini delivers precision color control and a broad array of dynamic lighting and cinematic effects in a highly portable and lightweight LED panel, giving the ASC team newfound flexibility and versatility in creating unique lighting applications.
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Yard Dog Welcomes Comedy Director Tom Feiler
Yard Dog Welcomes Comedy Director Tom FeilerYard Dog has added a touch more humor to its roster, signing comedy director Tom Feiler for exclusive representation in the United States. Feiler specializes in performance-based comedy often involving odd characters and skewed scenarios. His many credits include campaigns for Walmart, McDonald’s, Iams and Tim Horton’s.
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TBN Mzansi Channel Goes Live with PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo
TBN Mzansi Channel Goes Live with PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo
See PlayBox Technology on Stand 4J3-01 at Broadcast Asia 2018, Singapore, June 26-28
Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN), the world's largest religious television network, has chosen PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo channel branding and playout for one of its African services. Supplied and integrated in primary-plus-backup configuration by PlayBox Technology's Johannesburg-based distribution partner Pro Sales Broadcast, the new systems are providing programmes to viewers via Africa's second largest digital satellite television service, Kwesé TV, on channel 810. Kwesé TV's Premium Subscription Service reaches subscribers in more than 12 countries across Africa and additional launches are already planned.
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Zoe Borys Appointed VP and GM of Panavision Atlanta
Zoe Borys Appointed VP and GM of Panavision AtlantaPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has named Zoe Iltsopoulos Borys to lead the company’s Atlanta office as vice president and general manager. Borys will oversee day-to-day operations in the region, and ensure Panavision’s customers continue to receive the highest level of service to support their production needs.
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IHSE's Dual-Head 4K DisplayPort Extender Kit Increases Viewing Area at Multidisplay Workstations
IHSE's Dual-Head 4K DisplayPort Extender Kit Increases Viewing Area at Multidisplay WorkstationsIHSE USA announced the introduction of new dual-screen capabilities with the Series 490 Draco ultra DP 1.2 Dual-Head option kit during the InfoComm show held in Las Vegas this month. The new 4K extender solution supports up to two 4K60 displays in one extender set. Packaged in a compact enclosure are two DisplayPort KVM fiber-optic extenders and an internal power supply supporting 100-240 VAC, creating a unique extender solution for business and professional users focused on high-resolution imaging for command and control, air traffic control, visual medicine, and geospatial mapping.
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RGBworks Studio Builds Multiple New Color Grading Suites with DaVinci Resolve Software and Panels
RGBworks Studio Builds Multiple New Color Grading Suites with DaVinci Resolve Software and PanelsBlackmagic Design today announced that Guangzhou based RGBworks Studio, a postproduction company that specializes in color grading and was founded by veteran directors and colorists, has built its new high end color grading suites and training facility around Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Studio software. RGBworks also installed dozens of DaVinci Resolve panels, including the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panels, Mini Panel and Micro Panels, across the suites.
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Japan's National Noh Theater Upgrades System with ATEM Switchers and Smart Videohub
Japan's National Noh Theater Upgrades System with ATEM Switchers and Smart VideohubBlackmagic Design announced today that the Japanese National Noh Theater installed a number of Blackmagic products to create a workflow for their monitoring and recording system. The installed products include ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, HyperDeck Studio Mini, HyperDeck Studio Pro, Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12, SmartView 4K, SmartScope Duo 4K and Mini Converters.
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Unitymedia Redefines QoE Video Monitoring & Analytics with Telestream iQ
Unitymedia Redefines QoE Video Monitoring & Analytics with Telestream iQ
German cable network operator deploys Telestream iQ monitoring & Vidchecker QC for QoS assurance over linear & ABR video platforms
Telestream®, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies has announced a major project with German cable network operator, Cologne-based Unitymedia. The project sees Unitymedia adopting advanced video monitoring and analytics platforms throughout its network, which serves over seven million consumers. In addition, Telestream will supply intelligent media processing and file-based quality control, creating a solution to provide robust, automated quality assurance to better serve millions of Unitymedia viewers.
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Cinegy TV Pack sale to Creation TV, Hong Kong
Cinegy TV Pack sale to Creation TV, Hong KongCinegy today announced that its Asia Pacific partner Broadcast Technology Ltd. (BTL) has sold Cinegy’s ‘TV Pack’ software modules to Creation TV. Cinegy TV Pack is a comprehensive production and playout package that provides everything needed to get a TV channel on air at a very low cost. The pack includes Cinegy Air PRO plus Cinegy Titler for real-time playout and multi-channel automation, including channel branding and CG; Cinegy Capture PRO for real-time ingest; Cinegy Multiviewer, which is comprised of four channels of multi-channel video monitoring; Cinegy Live PRO for mixing and cutting; Cinegy Convert for transcoding and batch processing.
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JVC ProHD Cameras Anchor New Studio at Santa Monica College
JVC ProHD Cameras Anchor New Studio at Santa Monica CollegeJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, Calif., has added JVC GY-HM890 ProHD cameras to the production studio in its new Center for Media and Design.
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ICG Selects 22nd Annual Emerging Cinematographer Honorees
ICG Selects 22nd Annual Emerging Cinematographer Honorees
Nine Honorees Selected from 105 Submissions to Screen in Los Angeles, Sept. 30
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named nine honorees for the 2018 Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), spotlighting promising cinematographers and providing crucial exposure needed to succeed in the motion picture industry. The collection of nine selected short films will debut at the ECA Los Angeles event on September 30, 2018, at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Theater. Additionally, screenings in three major U.S. cities will follow including New York at the SVA Theatre, October 28; Atlanta at the SCADshow, November 4; and Chicago at the Logan Theatre, November 4.
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Mr. Wolf Opens Vancouver VFX Facility with Chad Cortvriendt to Head
Mr. Wolf Opens Vancouver VFX Facility with Chad Cortvriendt to Head
Visual effects studio hires Chad Cortvriendt to lead Canadian operation where it is currently producing effects for “Channel Zero.”
Visual effects studio Mr. Wolf has opened a studio in Vancouver. The company, which also has operations in Los Angeles and New York, has hired veteran VFX producer Chad Cortvriendt to head the new outpost as executive producer. Cortvriendt is currently leading a team of artists in creating visual effects for the third season of Syfy’s horror anthology series Channel Zero.
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