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Acclaimed Composer Brian Tyler Named Keynote Speaker for 2nd Annual Production Music Conference, Sept. 9 in Los Angeles
News: Acclaimed Composer Brian Tyler Named Keynote Speaker for 2nd Annual Production Music Conference, Sept. 9 in Los AngelesThe non-profit Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, has announced that acclaimed composer Brian Tyler will be the Keynote Speaker for the PMA’s 2nd Annual Production Music Conference. Tyler will speak from 9-10 AM on September 9th, at the DGA Headquarters in Los Angeles. A multi-award winner, Tyler is the composer of music for over 70 films, and the recipient of the 2014 Cue Awards “Film Composer of the Year” honor.
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Premiere Digital Builds Future-Proof Transcoding Workflow on Telestream Vantage
News: Premiere Digital Builds Future-Proof Transcoding Workflow on Telestream VantageCompany sees 20 percent throughput improvement with multi-node Vantage media-processing software running on Lightspeed Servers
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced that Premiere Digital, one of the largest encoding and distribution service companies in the world, has purchased multiple Telestream Vantage media-processing systems running on GPU-accelerated Lightspeed Servers to replace its legacy encoding and transcoding systems and create a future-proof workflow.
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"Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post Production
News: "Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post ProductionOne of Hollywood’s most gifted action directors, Antoine Fuqua explores the rarified violence of the boxing ring in his latest film Southpaw, released this month by The Weinstein Company. The film traces the rise, fall and redemptive resurrection of Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), a talented but troubled fighter who grew up an orphan in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. A boxer himself since his youth in Pittsburgh, Fuqua delivers fight sequences that are both brutal and thrilling. He places the audience directly inside the ring—and sometimes inside Hope’s head—allowing them to experience the action from the perspective of the fighters themselves.
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DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'
News: DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Scott Sorensen is using ten Pocket Cinema Cameras to capture secondary footage, as well as to shoot cold openings and the new opening title sequence, on Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.” Scott is also using a MultiView 16, SmartView monitor and numerous Mini Converters Analog to SDI to remotely and wirelessly monitor and control the Pocket Cinema Cameras.
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The Creative Hub - A Co-Op for Creatives Opens In Atlanta
News: The Creative Hub - A Co-Op for Creatives Opens In AtlantaA Co-Op Creative Space Designed for Indie and Home Based Filmmakers August 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA; – The Creative Hub is now open in the Atlanta area bringing the co-op workspace to the digital creative industry. Targeted to the indie filmmakers and home based video producers, The Creative Hub lives inside the film and television production facility of Biscardi Creative Media (BCM).
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Zylight Welcomes BLV as Exclusive Distributor in Germany and Austria
News: Zylight Welcomes BLV as Exclusive Distributor in Germany and AustriaZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced BLV is now the exclusive distributor for Zylight products in Germany and Austria.
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News: Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Devlin Keynote Speaker at 2015 VES Summit
News: News: Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Devlin Keynote Speaker at 2015 VES SummitIndustry Leaders to Host Interactive Business Roundtables
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Dean Devlin, acclaimed writer-producer-director and President of Electric Entertainment, as Keynote Speaker at its 7th annual Summit, “Visualization to Virtualization: Storytelling Expands.” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 17th will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.
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STORY's Jeff France Explores a Peril of Business Travel in Campaign for IHG
News: STORY's Jeff France Explores a Peril of Business Travel in Campaign for IHGIn a new spot of Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), STORY Director Jeff France explores one of the most vexing problems of modern business travel: what to bring home for the kids. Conceived by Seattle agency Possible, the ad promotes IHG’s Travel Rewards program.
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Radio France Chooses 2wcom’s FlexDSR+ For Audio Distribution via Satellite
News: Radio France Chooses 2wcom’s FlexDSR+ For Audio Distribution via SatelliteRadio France has implemented audio distribution via satellite using 2wcom’s FlexDSR technology.
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IBC News: The Future of Video Becomes Reality with Elemental at IBC2015
News: IBC News: The Future of Video Becomes Reality with Elemental at IBC2015The Future of Video Becomes Reality with Elemental at IBC2015 Software-defined video addresses the relentless advance of technologies such as Ultra HD, MPEG-DASH and high dynamic range
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced plans to showcase disruptive innovations to help content providers address next-generation video complexity at IBC2015 (Hall 4, Stand 4.B80, RAI Exhibition and Conference Centre). In addition to its full product suite, Elemental will highlight the industry’s most advanced MPEG-DASH implementation, automatic provisioning of live channels in the cloud, CDN-independent ad insertion, “second-generation” 4K with high dynamic range (HDR) and workflows for better optimizing content monetization.
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Autodesk Stingray Game Engine Launches at GDC Europe 2015
Autodesk Launches Stingray Game Engine at GDC Europe 2015
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Bridging oceans: How new tools are changing remote production
News: Bridging oceans: How new tools are changing remote productionVFX from a tropical paradise
VFX from a tropical paradise Technology has changed the world of post-production, not just in terms of the work produced, but in the way that work is approached. The proliferation of high-speed internet; the continuous move towards a cloud-based workflow; and tools like Skype – and, of course, cineSync – have allowed post-production teams to spread out, often working countries and even continents apart on the very same projects. Technology has seen the post-production world expand and yet grow tighter and more interconnected all at once.
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PEOPLE NEWS: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff Wozniak
News: PEOPLE NEWS: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff WozniakILM veteran will lead newly launched New York studio
Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran VFX supervisor Jeff Wozniak. With nearly two decades of experience in VFX, he got his start at ILM and has worked on such acclaimed films as Star Wars Episode I, II, and III, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Avatar, the Transformers Trilogy and Marvel’s The Avengers. Wozniak will be helming Zoic’s newly launched New York studio that will service projects across all divisions: features, episodic, commercials and gaming. The NYC studio will leverage the studio’s robust in-house pipeline to collaborate with both the Culver City and Vancouver offices.
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Mammal Studios Standardizes on Shotgun for Production Management, Tracking, and Review
News: Mammal Studios Standardizes on Shotgun for Production Management, Tracking, and ReviewBoutique Los Angeles-based visual effects shop Mammal Studios recently standardized on Shotgun Software for efficient production management, tracking and review. All thirteen of Mammal’s staffers, from artists to supervisors, use Shotgun for shot review to delivery and many things in between. Mammal Studios partner and VFX supervisor Gregory Liegey credits Shotgun as a key component of the company’s success as a newer boutique studio aiming to support sustainable visual effects production in Hollywood.
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Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff Wozniak
News: Zoic Adds Seasoned VFX Supervisor Jeff WozniakCulver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added veteran VFX supervisor Jeff Wozniak. With nearly two decades of experience in VFX, he got his start at ILM and has worked on such acclaimed films as Star Wars Episode I, II, and III, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Avatar, the Transformers Trilogy and Marvel’s The Avengers. Wozniak will be helming Zoic’s newly launched New York studio that will service projects across all divisions: features, episodic, commercials and gaming. The NYC studio will leverage the studio’s robust in-house pipeline to collaborate with both the Culver City and Vancouver offices.
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Red Digital Cinema And Filmlight Host A Live 4k Color Grading Event
RED Digital Cinema and FilmLight are hosting a behind-the-scenes look at the post-production techniques used on Season 3 of the Emmy-winning Netflix series ‘House of Cards.’
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Proprietary Technology to Transform Animation Industry
House of Moves Reveals Agile Animation Pipeline that Transforms Content Creation
House of Moves, a full-service motion capture and key frame animation company known for its ability to deliver unrivaled quality, is announcing a new groundbreaking technology suite, codenamed Helibug. House of Moves CEO Brian Rausch reveals this proprietary process that radically rethinks the production of both linear and interactive content creation, resulting in improved time and cost efficiencies. Additionally, the technology gives users the ability to redistribute content across multiple mediums including, feature films, viral videos, advertisements, games, virtual reality and more.
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"VariCam back in fold at BBC Natural History"
News: "VariCam back in fold at BBC Natural History"The Panasonic VariCam is once again in use at the BBC Natural History Unit, which hasordered both the 4K and high speed versions of the camera.
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Imagine Dragons Launches Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Design Products
Imagine Dragons Launches Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Design Products
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FOR-A to Exhibit Technology at TAB Show
At this week’s Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) convention, FOR-A America will showcase its popular video switcher and signal processing technology. The show takes place at the Renaissance Austin Hotel August 5-6, and is the largest broadcast association convention in the state of Texas. FOR-A will exhibit at the show in booth #27.
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Edit 1 Produces/Posts Visually Stunning New Music
Looking to showcasetheir full palette of talent and creative services, NYC-based studio Edit 1, perhaps best known for their work in test commercials and pre-visualization, has put its creative imprimatur on the new music video “Bayonet” from “electropop songstress” BECA.
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Alexa 65 Hits Theaters With Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
News: Alexa 65 Hits Theaters With Mission: Impossible Rogue NationThe first production to use ARRI Rental’s ALEXA 65 large format digital camera system has hit theaters: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Primarily shot with 35 mm film cameras by Academy Award® winner Robert Elswit, ASC, the fifth installment of the successful blockbuster spy series features a major underwater sequence, which was captured with prototype ALEXA 65 cameras in special HydroFlex housings by Pete Romano, ASC.
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2nd Annual SIGGRAPH Birds of a Feather for Freelance Survivors
News: 2nd Annual SIGGRAPH Birds of a Feather for Freelance SurvivorsThe 2nd Annual SIGGRAPH Birds of a Feather for Freelance Survivors will feature a panel of experts addressing issues relevant to successfully navigating a career as a freelancer. The afternoon session will include refreshments and a raffle. The session is hosted by Pam Hogarth and sponsored by Eido, Starfish Creative and MEDIAmobz. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 11th, from 3 to 5pm in Ballroom 1 of the Courtyard & Residence Inn Los Angeles L.A. LIVE at 901 W. Olympic Blvd in Los Angeles. Panelists include Debra Blanchard Knight, founder of Fringe Talent recruiting who will address careers and hiring; Tony Watson, Enrolled Agent with Robert Hall & Associates Tax Consultants, who will talk taxes and incorporation; Tony Brandt, VES Benefits Insurance Agency, will cover medical and personal insurance; and Mark Leftiz, agent with Transamerica World Financial Group, talking about financial planning for the short and long-term.
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12Stone Church Selects FOR-A HVS-100 Portable Video Switchers
FOR-A’s switchers are part of customized systems built for each of the house of worship’s four remote campuses
With a desire to reach into its surrounding communities and provide meaningful worship to its rapidly growing congregation of over 30,000 parishioners, Georgia-based 12Stone Church® sought to transform five area schools into houses of worship on Sunday mornings. One location could adapt the school gymnasium’s system, but the remaining locations called for identical production systems. Long-time technology partner Technical Innovation’s Blue Hat Designdeveloped a comprehensive, innovative, portable solution that provided a complete A/V/L set-up in under an hour. Key to the system’s overall design was a compact video switcher that would transport easily while providing a robust variety of video production features, and FOR-A’s HVS-100 portable video switcherwas the perfect choice.
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Blackmagic Design Sponsors American Cinema Editors at EditFest
>Blackmagic Design today announced that it will again sponsor the American Cinema Editors (ACE) at EditFest Los Angeles on August 1, 2015. As part of its Platinum sponsorship, Blackmagic Design will be the exclusive sponsor of the ACE EditFest Cocktail Reception.
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Ikegami Maintains Focus On Broadcast Innovation At IBC2015
News: Ikegami Maintains Focus On Broadcast Innovation At IBC2015Ikegami Maintains Focus on Broadcast Innovation at IBC2015
Ikegami, a leader in the development and manufacture of broadcast-quality cameras and production equipment, will show its wide range of systems and technologies at IBC2015 in Amsterdam, September 11-15. Broadcast innovation will be a major theme of the exhibit, including demonstrations of new 4K and 8K cameras. IBC visitors will be able to see how much more advanced these are in image quality compared with 2K cameras.
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NEW! Clear-Com Introduces LQ-R Interfaces for IP Connection
News: NEW! Clear-Com Introduces LQ-R Interfaces for IP ConnectionNew form factor expands port capacity for connecting more intercom and audio devices over IP networks
Clear-Com® announces today the introduction of LQ-R, four or eight-port IP interface devices in a 1RU form factor. LQ-R are new additions to the LQ Series family which have already proven to simplify and cost-effectively extend or link any industry-standard 2-wire or 4-wire intercom and audio systems over LAN, WAN or IP networks to any remote location.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Students Have Until Sept. 9 to Submit Work, Which Will Be Screened and Judged Oct. 27 at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. The deadline for entries is Sept. 9.
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Canon's First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent of Over 4M
News: Canon's First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent of Over 4MCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today has introduced the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux1(at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000). Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications. With the ability to capture color video in extreme low-light conditions and its simplistic and versatile design, the ME-20F-SH Multi-purpose Camera can be easily incorporated into existing infrastructures and systems to provide high-quality video capture even where subjects might not be seen with the naked eye.
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HBO Docs Acquires VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS
News: HBO Docs Acquires VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTSHBO has acquired U.S. rights to VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS, directed by Leah Wolchok and produced by Davina Pardo. An offbeat meditation on humor, art and the genius of the single panel, the feature-length documentary debuts MONDAY, DEC. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO, following a limited theatrical run (Nov. 20-Dec. 3) in New York at Lincoln Plaza, in San Francisco at the Roxie Theater, and in Los Angeles.
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"Finding Carter" Finds a Home at Chainsaw
News: "Finding Carter" Finds a Home at ChainsawHollywood post-production facility teams with Bling Digital to develop an efficient, smoothly functioning, transcontinental workflow for the hit MTV drama
MTV’s 1-hour drama Finding Carter centers on a girl, played by Kathryn Prescott, who was abducted at age three and as a teenager is reunited with a birth family whom she doesn’t know. Now, in its second season, the show has won critical praise and a growing audience through its provocative take on identity and family relationships.
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Technicolor PostWorks Services Emmy Nominees
News: Technicolor PostWorks Services Emmy Nominees
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Heresy's So & So sparks a festive night of high jinks for Hey Violet
Creative studio Heresy directing duo So & So sparks a vibrant midnight fiesta in the new music video for Hey Violet’s single “I Can Feel It,” via Capitol Records. The video is set in Downtown Los Angeles’ thriving hub of paper mâché delights: the Piñata District, and features the band members enjoying a carefree night of colorful antics.
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IBC 2015: New Dalet Developments Trend Forward to Better Manage the Business of Media and Broadcast
News: IBC 2015: New Dalet Developments Trend Forward to Better Manage the Business of Media and BroadcastAdvancements in file management, collaborative tools and enterprise capabilities keep Dalet at the forefront of media workflow, helping media organizations of all sizes strengthen operations for faster and more efficient global content distribution
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, will showcase new media management offerings and workflow advancements at this year’s IBC show, held in Amsterdam at the RAI Convention Center from September 11th through September 15th on stand 8.b77.
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Leader To Introduce LV 7390 4-channel 3g/HD/SD-SDI Rasterizer At IBC2015
News: Leader To Introduce LV 7390 4-channel 3g/HD/SD-SDI Rasterizer At IBC2015LEADER has chosen IBC2015 as the venue for the European introduction of the LV 7390 multi-standard rasterizer. First demonstrated at the NAB show in April and now deliverable, the LV 7390 can be used be to measure up to four SDI signals simultaneously. It occupies just 1U and can be deployed for desktop or rackmounted operation.
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PipelineFX to Preview Qube! 6.8 at SIGGRAPH 2015
New UI Part of Demos in Booth #801; “Straight Talk on Cloud Rendering” Theme of Organized Birds of a Feather Event
At SIGGRAPH 2015, PipelineFX will give the world a sneak preview of Qube! 6.8 and its brand new UI. The Qube! UI includes two highly requested features: a new submission interface and a centralized preference management system, and can be seen in Booth #801.
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Visual Effects Society to Present Visual Futurist and Iconic Artist Syd Mead with its Visionary Award
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the visual effects industry’s professional global honorary society, named acclaimed visual futurist and conceptual artist Syd Meadas the next recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to visual arts and filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 14th Annual VES Awards on February 2, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Canon Digital Learning Center presents Vlogging and Filmmaking tutorials for VidCon with “Film Riot’s” Ryan Connolly and “TuneTrek’s” MikelParis
How to Film Films with Filmmaking with Ryan Connolly
Filmmaker Ryan Connolly, the face of YouTube’s popular channel “Film Riot,” shows you how to create Hollywood-level productions on a budget. Learn how to select the right camera for your project, how to setup and select composition, how to light for scenes, the importance of audio and much more. As the creator of popular films, like “Portal Combat” and “Real Gone,” Connolly shows you the basics behind films like those. Using minimal equipment – which may include a Canon EOS DSLR, Cinema EOS camera or video camera and accessories – see how you can also produce films like he does.
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Poldark: Full CG Elements and Dramatic VFX
VFX is playing an increasingly important role in small screen period drama, and for the vendors has become a more demanding prospect than ever before. You just need to watch an episode of BBC's Poldark to see why.
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Trilogy Communications to Feature VoiceFlow at IBC 2015
News: Trilogy Communications to Feature VoiceFlow at IBC 2015IBC 2015, Hall 10 Stand A29: At IBC 2015 Trilogy Communications, a global provider of high quality intercom systems and SPGs for TV studios, mobile production, playout and post, will feature its new VoiceFlow™ communication unit (VCU) and Gemini II distributed matrix intercom system.
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News: Vualto simplifies online delivery to multiple platforms at IBC 2015
News: News: Vualto simplifies online delivery to multiple platforms at IBC 2015Uses wider adoption of MPEG-DASH as the foundation for multiple DRM capabilities without adding to user complexity
Vualto, global specialists in innovative content delivery and management, is demonstrating at IBC2015 how emerging standards can simplify the way content is protected online, making it easier for broadcasters and service providers to implement delivery systems which are simple and secure to operate. Digital rights management continues to be a minefield, with different platforms and devices preferring their own technology. Vualto will demonstrate how these can be managed simply and cost-effectively.
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Grass Valley Continues to Drive Efficiency and Better Storytelling at IBC
News: Grass Valley Continues to Drive Efficiency and Better Storytelling at IBCAt IBC 2015, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be showcasing its full portfolio of broadcast solutions including cameras, switchers, routers, servers, multiviewers, editing software, automation, playout and much more. Grass Valley experts will be on hand to help visitors improve efficiency and tell better stories by leveraging 4K workflows, IP infrastructure and the cloud. The Grass Valley booth is located at Hall 1, Stand D11.
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Vicon Vantage Debuts in the US at SIGGRAPH 2015
Attendees will see Vantage in action, presentations by Vicon customers, including ILM, Digital Domain and Epic Games, and virtual reality demos powered by Vicon systems
Vicon, the motion capture (mocap) technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life sciences industries, today announced that it will showcase its new intelligent flagship camera platform, Vicon Vantage, for the first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015. Vicon will also host a series of customer presentations, in-booth demonstrations and workshops at its booth (#729), and power virtual reality applications at the event taking place on August 10-13 in Los Angeles, California.
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FOR-A to Showcase Video Switching & Signal Processing Technology at NYC Rental Staging Roadshow
Featuring HVS-2000 Switcher at NYC's Metropolitan Pavilion on July 29th
FOR-A America announces plans to exhibit its latest video switcher and signal processing technology at this week’s Rental & Staging Roadshow Tour event in New York City. Taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion on July 29th, the event is presented by Rental & Staging Systems, and attracts professionals in the rental and staging industry to see the latest technology and learn about how to improve their business.
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TVU Networks to Showcase New IP Video Transmission Offerings at Texas' TAB Show
News: TVU Networks to Showcase New IP Video Transmission Offerings at Texas' TAB ShowTVU and Frontline Communications to Also Demonstrate Results of Mobile ENG Partnership
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile IP newsgathering solutions, will demonstrate several of its offerings at the upcoming Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) convention at the Renaissance Austin Hotel August 5-6. TVU Networks will exhibit in booth #45 at the show.
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Imagine Dragons Uses Telestream Wirecast to Stream Live to Twitch Channel Entertaining Fans with Music and Gameplay
News: Imagine Dragons Uses Telestream Wirecast to Stream Live to Twitch Channel Entertaining Fans with Music and GameplayImagine Dragons uses Wirecast to more personally connect with fan base
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons is using the Telestream Wirecast software to give fans a glimpse at life on the road by streaming their League of Legends matches, interviews, and live impromptu performances on their newly launched Twitch channel.
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Allegorithmic Launches Substance Share at SIGGRAPH 2015
News: Allegorithmic Launches Substance Share at SIGGRAPH 2015Allegorithmic users make some of the best game materials on the planet, now they can share them with fellow artists. Announcing Substance Share, a new platform that enables the simple exchange of Substances, smart materials, meshes, shaders, and mesh-adaptive presets between game artists.
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Chaos Group Releases Major Update – V-Ray 3.1 for Maya
Today, Chaos Group announces the immediate availability of V-Ray 3.1 for Maya. V-Ray 3.1 for Maya contains over 100 new and modified features, including Maya 2016 compatibility, numerous V-Ray RT GPU enhancements and two VR cameras. The free update also offers more efficient handling of proxy objects, an improved global illumination algorithm, and faster rendering performance.
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available for Download
Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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IBC 2015 Preview: Ikegami Announces HDl-57 Full-digital Compact
News: IBC 2015 Preview: Ikegami Announces HDl-57 Full-digital CompactIkegami announces a new addition to its range of broadcast quality television cameras. The HDL-57 is a compact high-definition camera designed for use on remotely controlled pan/tilt heads in applications such as parliamentary television or robotic studios. It can also be used wherever a high-grade fixed-position compact camera is required for intercutting with the output from full-size studio cameras. Camera head and controller are housed in a single robust rectangular unit measuring 90 x 103 x 180 mm (width x depth x height) and weighing 1.5 kg. The HDL-57 can be operated remotely or via its rear control panel.
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Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post Production Garner Emmy Nominations
News: Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post Production Garner Emmy NominationsSound artists from Sony Pictures Post Production Services are among the nominees in the 67th Emmy® Awards.
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@LArge Productions Welcomes EP Ashley Hydrick,
@LArge Productions is excited to welcome Ashley Hydrick as Executive Producer and Partner. With this strategic addition, the @LArge management triumvirate includes Hydrick, and company founders Tracy Mays and Beth Aranda. The company was launched in March of this year, and is designed to fulfill clients’ creative needs from concept to execution. With the addition of Ashley Hydrick comes an expanded network of trusted post collaborators via @LArge’s unique and robust model.
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Surfing Film Catches Big Break At AlphaDogs
News: Surfing Film Catches Big Break At AlphaDogsCalifornia
The origins of surfing date as far back as the 18th Century where wooden surfboards that sometimes weighed as much as 150 pounds were used for big wave surfing. While methods of surfing have changed substantially since the early days, what hasn’t changed is the lure of finding that perfect wave, and there is no place quite like Mexico for a surfing adventure! In the new film from filmmaker Mark Kronemeyer titled Gone, audiences are taken on a journey from Baja to Oaxaca, to bone-dry deserts and tropical jungles on the search for the soul of surfing in Mexico. “I got the idea for the film traveling around Mexico and documenting our journey up and down the Pacific coast,” said Kronemeyer. “I hope audiences will want to travel and discover more of the real Mexico after watching Gone. http://www.gonefilm.tv/
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CRYSTAL VISION PROVIDES THE FOUNDATION FOR ORF STUDIO UPGRADE
Crystal Vision has won a contract to provide the core technical infrastructure for a major upgrade to studio RP3 at the headquarters of ORF in Vienna, Austria.
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available for Download
Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Europe’s First I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Joins AMP Visual TV’s Ultra Motion Fleet
News: Europe’s First I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Joins AMP Visual TV’s Ultra Motion FleetFrench facilities and production company AMP Visual TV has become the first European customer for the I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF ultra motion system.
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Roland Professional A/V Appoints HWPco to Represent Southeast U.S.
News: Roland Professional A/V Appoints HWPco to Represent Southeast U.S.Roland’s Professional A/V Division is pleased to announce the appointment of HWPco as the new manufacturer’s representative firm for their professional audio and video product lines in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.
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News: FilmLight marks BIRTV with strengthened presence in China
News: News: FilmLight marks BIRTV with strengthened presence in ChinaNew office and local manager boosts FilmLight’s Asia strategy and aspirations
FilmLight is celebrating BIRTV 2015 (26 – 29 August, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing) with a new representative and a new office in Beijing. The company has stepped up its local expansion to support the rapidly growing market for content creation in China and to strengthen its client connections, support and training.
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iZotope Trash 2 Distortion Engine Now Available For Lowest Price Ever
News: iZotope Trash 2 Distortion Engine Now Available For Lowest Price EverPermanent price drop and free expansion packs make distortion plug-in an even greater value
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, announced a permanent price reduction on their Trash 2 distortion engine. The plug-in is now available for the lowest price ever of $99, and also includes two free Expansion Packs (Classic Textures and Edge) full of patches and impulses for additional creative experimentation.
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iZotope RX Helps Daredevil Dialogue Editor Overcome the Challenges of Capturing Audio in Noisy NYC
News: iZotope RX Helps Daredevil Dialogue Editor Overcome the Challenges of Capturing Audio in Noisy NYCAudio repair and enhancement software helps rescue otherwise unusable audio from the cutting room floor for Emmy nominated series
iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, today announced that iZotope RX was used to overcome the challenges of working with audio captured in one of the noisiest cities in the world for acclaimed new Netflix series Daredevil, which was recently nominated for a 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing.
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Marquis' Parking to help TV One Manage Projects
The Maryland based US Cable Network, which provides programming for the African American community, has purchased Marquis’ complete Avid storage management solution: Project Parking.
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media. Marquis has announced TV One, The Maryland based US Cable Network, which provides programming for the African American community, has purchased Marquis’ complete Avid storage management solution: Project Parking.
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World’s first 3-stream uncompressed 4K60 media server: AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Raw
Wings Engine Raw will be previewed at AED Summer Expo from 23-24 July 2015 in Lint, Belgium; IBC 2015, Stand 8.B15 at Amsterdam RAI from 11-15 September
Pushing the limits of what can be achieved in video playback, Austria’s AV Stumpfl introduces the world’s first and only triple-stream 4K uncompressed media server, Wings Engine Raw.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Video Creator Kits And Its Lineup At Vidcon 2015 Featuring DevinSuperTramp and iJustine
Video Creator Kits Introduced to Help Vloggers Jumpstart Great Online Video Shooting Right Out of the Box
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John Smith Appointed as Media Links Head of EMEA Region
News: John Smith Appointed as Media Links Head of EMEA RegionWill manage the expansion of the organisation throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Media Links EMEA, the Company that develops broadcast network infrastructure technologies to transport content over IP contribution and primary distribution networks, has announced the appointment of John Smith as Head of EMEA. Smith’s responsibility will be to manage the expansion of the organisation throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.
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Aframe Partners with ROOT6 Technology to Offer Seamless Integration with ContentAgent
News: Aframe Partners with ROOT6 Technology to Offer Seamless Integration with ContentAgentProvides a centralized hub from which customers can manage and automate all aspects of their file-based workflow
Aframe, the cloud video platform, has partnered with broadcast supplier, ROOT6 Technology, to provide a seamless workflow for customers using its automated file-based management system, ContentAgent.
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Dolby Vision & Christie Laser Projectors to Brighten Austria’s Cineplexx Screens
News: Dolby Vision & Christie Laser Projectors to Brighten Austria’s Cineplexx ScreensCineplexx and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced they will open a Dolby Cinema™ at six locations in Austria. Dolby Cinema offersa premium cinema experience for moviegoers and combines spectacular Dolby Vision™ laser projection and Dolby Atmos® sound technologies with inspired design, making every visit to the cinema a completely captivating event.
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4K 4Charity Fun Run at IBC
Sponsored by Elemental Technologies, available to all registered IBC2015 attendees
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, together with co-founding sponsor Ericsson, today announced open registration for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run to be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, 12 September 2015 in Amsterdam. Also sponsored by IBC2015, the 4km (2.49-mile) race is available to all registered IBC2015 attendees and commemorates major Ultra HD achievements while raising funds for CARE.
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SMPTE IBC2015 Product Preview
IBC2015 Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Partnership Village, Stand 8.F51f
(July 23, 2015) SMPTE at IBC2015
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Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Scales Up Business Needs with Telestream Vantage
News: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Scales Up Business Needs with Telestream VantageKroenke Sports & Entertainment Scales Up Business Needs with Telestream Vantage
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced that cable TV sports and outdoor lifestyles giant KSE Media Ventures is relying on four Vantage media processing systems running on Lightspeed servers to create a unified workflow for its sports and outdoor lifestyle channels.
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FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being Delivered
News: FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being DeliveredUA22x8 portable zoom and UA80X9 Ultra HD Serieslenses for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery
Introduced in April during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens.
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Bodega Adds Sr. Writer/Producer Derek Barbanti
News: Bodega Adds Sr. Writer/Producer Derek BarbantiEmmy-winning talent Derek Barbanti, formerly with Showtime, joins Bodega as Senior Writer/Producer
New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has added Emmy-winning talent Derek Barbanti as Senior Writer/Producer.
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Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in Hollywood
News: Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in HollywoodHybrid studio offers integrated services for feature film and broadcast color, visual effects and emerging technologies
Cognition, a hybrid post production facility, visual effects studio and creative campus, has launched in Los Angeles. The company is led by writer, producer and entrepreneur Brian Pope, and features a high profile management team that includes veteran colorist Dave Hollingsworth (The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey, The Adventures of Tintin) along with former Digital Domain VP and creative consultant, Jeff Barnes.
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Ikegami Connects North Point Ministries With Ikegami HDK-95C and HDL-57 Full Digital HD Cameras
News: Ikegami Connects North Point Ministries With Ikegami HDK-95C and HDL-57 Full Digital HD CamerasAtlanta House of Worship Links Attendees Across Five Campuses with Realistic Imagery of CMOS-Equipped Ikegami Cameras
When a house of worship expands into multiple campuses, keeping the attendees close can be a challenge. North Point Ministries in Atlanta has overcome that hurdle with advanced video production, selecting the lifelike imagery of Ikegami HDK-95C Full Digital Portable CMOS camera systems and HDL-57 One-Piece Full Digital POV box-style CMOS cameras.
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Panasonic Perfects Varicam 35/hs Production and Workflows With Latest Firmware Upgrade
News: Panasonic Perfects Varicam 35/hs Production and Workflows With Latest Firmware UpgradeFree firmware upgrade for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that expands recording options and enables a multiplicity of post-production workflow scenarios
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that expands recording options and enables a multiplicity of post-production workflow scenarios. Improvements encompass uncompressed RAW capture for the VariCam 35 with the new Codex V-RAW recorder, support for the Apple ProRes* 4444 codec in both the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS, and anamorphic lens support for the VariCam 35.
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TSL Appoints Burst as Reseller for Rocky Mountains and South West Regions
News: TSL Appoints Burst as Reseller for Rocky Mountains and South West RegionsTSL and Burst Video to co-exhibit at Texas Association of Broadcasters
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, today announced that it has appointed Burst as a reseller for its entire line of audio monitoring products, surround sound microphones, broadcast control and power management systems.
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Sound Devices 744T Handles The Heat For Videogame Hidden-Camera Project
News:Sound Devices 744T Handles The Heat For Videogame Hidden-Camera ProjectRecorder Withstands High Temperatures and Long Hours, Capturing Audio for Online-Commercial Footage
When Caruso Company, a San-Francisco-based video production agency, landed a project requiring the use of a hidden video camera on the streets of California, production sound mixer Philip Perkins was brought on to manage the audio elements of the shoot. Recognizing the need for audio equipment that could withstand extreme heat and long hours under the California sun, Perkins instinctively turned to the 744T digital recorderfrom Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for television, film, and live production. For nearly a decade, Perkins has relied on this recorder, making it a staple in his rig.
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Kre8 Media Promotes Eureka Vanterpool to Senior Vice President, Operations
News: Kre8 Media Promotes Eureka Vanterpool to Senior Vice President, OperationsKre8 Media, a leading DRTV, Digital Media, and Brand Advertising agency, has promoted longtime employee Eureka Vanterpool to the new position of Senior Vice President, Operations. The announcement was made today by T. Lee Cutler, Founder/CEO, Kre8 Media.
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Quantum Adds Xsan-StorNext Connectivity Beyond Fibre Channel for
New Apple Xsan Distributed LAN Client Functionality Enables Users to Access Full Benefits of Quantum's StorNext Platform Through Simple Ethernet Connection
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced support for the Xsan Distributed LAN Client in the public beta of Apple's forthcoming operating system, OS X El Capitan. Now OS X El Capitan users can easily connect Xsan clients over Ethernet to a Quantum StorNext® environment, enabling them to experience the full benefits of a StorNext-based workflow.
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Marvel returns to Sarofsky for stunning "Ant-Man" main-on-end titles...
The Marvel Studios summer blockbuster "Ant-Man" directed by Peyton Reed debuted on July 17, featuring main-on-end titles created by design-driven production company Sarofsky. The news was confirmed today by company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky.
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Thinkbox Opens Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 Beta
News: Thinkbox Opens Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 BetaThinkbox Software is rolling out a beta version of Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). A new feature in Deadline, Thinkbox Software’s scalable solution that manages compute resources across platforms on physical and virtual machines, Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 automates the configuration of render farms on EC2, completing the process in a one-time 30-minute task.
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Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn Bicycle
News: Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn BicycleIn a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end. When Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently approached Crooked Letter Films with the opportunity to create a promo for its website, company founder Gabriel Gomez set the bar high, electing to shoot the film in ProRes with an AJA CION production camera.
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Bully Pictures' Dustin Lance Black Combines Activism with Advertising
News: Bully Pictures' Dustin Lance Black Combines Activism with AdvertisingAcademy-award winner directs advertising projects with powerful social themes for Tylenol and Coca-Cola
Dustin Lance Black soared to international fame in 2009 when he won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the film Milk and inspired millions with his stirring acceptance speech invoking LGBT rights. He went on to become a leading spokesperson for the LGBT community through his play 8, about the fight against California’s anti-same-sex marriage proposition, and as one of the founding board members of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, whose efforts led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the discriminatory proposition. That ruling is viewed as an important precursor to last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage legal nationwide.
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Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in Toronto
News: Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in TorontoA complete solution for film and television productions required 24- or 30-frame playback devices
SIM Digital has brought its industry-leading playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than ten years.
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Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey by NASA's "New Horizons" Spacecraft into Furthest Edge of Our Solar System, as Presented in New Documentary Film "The Year of Pluto"
News: Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey by NASA's "New Horizons" Spacecraft into Furthest Edge of Our Solar System, as Presented in New Documentary Film "The Year of Pluto"Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, has created and produced many state-of-the-art animations featured within a remarkable new NASA documentary film entitled “The Year of Pluto,” which was written, produced and directed by Geoff Haines-Stiles, who was also a producer/director on Carl Sagan’s classice 1980 TV series “COSMOS.” The new project, filmed behind the scenes at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (Laurel, MD) and elsewhere over more than 11 years, is a one hour documentary which turns hard science into personal stories, and gives viewers insights into the history and long journey of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, and why it matters.
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Art Directors Guild Presents Screening of CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
Screening followed by a conversation with the film’s Oscar-nominated ®production designer James D. Bissell
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a special screening of George Clooney’s directorial debut CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (2002) on Sunday, July 26 at 5:30 PM at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, followed by a conversation with the film’s production designer James D. Bissell. Based on the “unauthorized autobiography” of flamboyant game show producer Chuck Barris, the film's production design is noted for its "neo-hallucinogenic" color palette, as well as a number of mind-bending pre-CGI cinematic techniques. Production designer John Muto (Home Alone) will moderate the final screening of ADG's Film Series, “Confessions of a Production Designer,” sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Thinkbox Opens Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 Beta
News: Thinkbox Opens Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 BetaThinkbox Software is rolling out a beta version of Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). A new feature in Deadline, Thinkbox Software’s scalable solution that manages compute resources across platforms on physical and virtual machines, Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 automates the configuration of render farms on EC2, completing the process in a one-time 30-minute task.
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Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn Bicycle
News: Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn BicycleIn a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end. When Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently approached Crooked Letter Films with the opportunity to create a promo for its website, company founder Gabriel Gomez set the bar high, electing to shoot the film in ProRes with an AJA CION production camera.
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Production Music Association Announces First Round of Moderators & Panelists to be Featured During 2015 Production Music Conference
News: Production Music Association Announces First Round of Moderators & Panelists to be Featured During 2015 Production Music ConferenceThe non-profit Production Music Association the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, has announced the first round of moderators and panelists who will be featured in sessions during the PMA’s Second Annual Production Music Conference. The announcement was made today by PMA Executive Director Hunter Williams.
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Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in Toronto
A complete solution for film and television productions required 24- or 30-frame playback devices.
SIM Digital has brought its industry-leading playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than ten years.
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yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"
News: yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"Studio’s captivating 3D animated main-on-end title sequence based on the future visions of past generations
yU+co’s main-on-end title sequence for the Walt Disney Pictures movie Tomorrowlandpresents a series of mesmerizing portraits of the future as imagined by visionaries of the past. The 3D animated sequence, which delivers the movie’s end credits, takes audiences on a breathtaking tour through a vast metropolis whose various iterations show the “world of tomorrow” as envisioned by successive generations of “dreamers.”
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We Are Royale Celebrates 8th Anniversary With New Logo & Website
News: We Are Royale Celebrates 8th Anniversary With New Logo & WebsiteAward-winning 3D-animated spot for Oreo, check. Augmented reality calendar, check. CG and live-action spot for Nike with real snakes, check. Real-time social media response project with Chinese tennis star Li Na, check. This recent string of work reflects a bold new trajectory for We Are Royale, which celebrates its 8th anniversary this summer. Formerly known best as Royale, the company is embracing it all withits full name, a refreshed company logo, We Are Royale manifesto and new website.
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Encore VFX Congratulates 'The Flash' Team on Emmy Nom
News: Encore VFX Congratulates 'The Flash' Team on Emmy NomEncore VFX artists were recognized today with Emmy® Award nominations for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for work on The CW Series “The Flash.” The nominees include VFX Supervisor Armen Kevorkian, VFX Producer James Baldanzi, Associate VFX Supervisor Keith Hamakawa, Animation Supervisor Jason Shulman, 3D Supervisor Stefan Bredereck, 3D Character Artist Kurt Smith, 3D Artist Lorenzo Mastrobuono, Compositing Supervisor Andranik Taranyan and Lead Compositing Artist Gevork Babityan. Winners will be revealed at the primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, which will air Saturday, September 19 at 8pm ET/PT on FXX.
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SMPTE Opens Early Bird Registration for SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Premier Conference on Media and Entertainment Technology Will Be Preceded by One-Day Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality
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Visual Voodoo With Blackmagic Design At The July Editors' Lounge
Demonstrations on the latest features in DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio
Join the Editors’ Lounge on Friday, July 31st for a night dedicated to the latest versions of Blackmagic Design’s flagship studio software: DaVinci Resolve 12 and Fusion 7 Studio. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506. RSVP is required to attend. http://www.editorslounge.com
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DigitalFilm Tree Uses DaVinci Resolve to Remotely Grade ABC's "Mistresses"
Production in Vancouver, grades performed in LA; formerly took 6 hours, now takes 2
Blackmagic Design announced today that DigitalFilm Tree used DaVinci Resolve for color correction for ABC’s hit show “Mistresses.” As part of the post production workflow, DigitalFilm Tree grades all of the show’s dailies remotely from their LA office, doing in 8 hours what used to be a two day project.
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ASG Talks Asset Management at Portland Happy Hour
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, will host a free Technology Trending Happy Hour on Thursday, July 23, at Rock Bottom Brewery in Portland, Ore. Sponsored by Empress Media Asset Management and Quantum Corporation, the informal social begins at 5 p.m. with an hour of networking, followed by two short presentations starting at 6 p.m. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided, and one attendee will win a 3 TB portable drive.
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SMPTE Opens Early Bird Registration for SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Premier Conference on Media and Entertainment Technology Will Be Preceded by One-Day Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today opened registration for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), with early bird rates available through Aug. 15. The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, California, is the world's premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. The signature SMPTE event will be preceded on Oct. 26 by the daylong SMPTE 2015 Symposium, which will focus on virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR).
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Dragons reborn: cineSync and Game of Thrones
Transporting George R.R. Martin’s fertile imagination from the page to the screen is no easy task.
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Zoic Studios Uses RealFlow on Avengers: Age of Ultron
News: Zoic Studios Uses RealFlow on Avengers: Age of UltronZoic VFX/CG Supervisor Timothy Hanson discussing RealFlow to make some amazing simulations for the blockbuster of the year, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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News: Ncam to launch new PTZ camera tracking technology at IBC2015
News: News: Ncam to launch new PTZ camera tracking technology at IBC2015Hybrid entry-level device provides superior pan, tilt and zoom tracking at low cost
Ncam, the innovative developer of camera tracking and virtual production technology, is to launch a new entry-level camera tracking solution at IBC2015 (Amsterdam, 11 – 15 September). The new device is designed primarily for broadcasters wanting to use virtual graphics or augmented reality, but only need pan, tilt and zoom functionality rather than complete freedom of movement.
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