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Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses give dimensionality to Netflix Film The Perfection
Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses give dimensionality to Netflix Film The Perfection
Vanja Cernjul combines S7/i and Anamorphic/i to create multiple looks in the same universe
Cooke Optics’ S7/i Full Frame Plus and Anamorphic/i lenses were utilised on Netflix Film The Perfection. Shot by cinematographer Vanja Černjul, ASC (The Deuce, Crazy Rich Asians), the film was directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador, Dom Hemingway, “Girls”), written by Eric C. Charmelo, Nicole Snyder, and Richard Shepard, and follows the story of atroubled musical prodigy who seeks out the new star pupil of her former school with shocking consequences. The Perfection was released globally on Netflix Friday 24 May 2019.
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Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Expansion System/1U Rackmount Enclosure for Apple Mac mini
Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Expansion System/1U Rackmount Enclosure for Apple Mac mini
Custom 1U enclosure securely mounts a Mac mini computer and connects two PCIe card slots to the computer through one of its Thunderbolt 3 ports
Sonnet Technologies today announced the xMac™ mini Server Thunderbolt™ 3 Edition, the updated version of its award-winning Thunderbolt-to-PCIe® card expansion system and rackmount enclosure designed exclusively for Apple Mac mini® computers. The xMac mini Server Thunderbolt 3 Edition features a dual-port Thunderbolt 3 interface that enables it to support the latest Mac mini computers, which now feature Thunderbolt 3 technology.
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Solotech implements 12G-SDI workflow for Mont-Mégantic National Park with Blackmagic Design
Solotech implements 12G-SDI workflow for Mont-Mégantic National Park with Blackmagic Design
12G-SDI AV and streaming workflow built around Blackmagic Design products includes an ATEM Production Studio 4K, Blackmagic eGPU and Blackmagic Web Presenter
Blackmagic Design today announced that the ASTROLab, an astronomy activity center located at the Mont-Mégantic National Park in southern Québec, has built a new 12G-SDI AV and streaming workflow around Blackmagic Design products, including an ATEM Production Studio 4K, Blackmagic eGPU and Blackmagic Web Presenter. The new workflow powers ASTROLab’s daily science presentations in its interactive theater, allowing them to live stream the presentations to audiences around the world.
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ShortsTV Offers US TV Premiere of Historical Programming, Early Shorts from Jim Henson
ShortsTV Offers US TV Premiere of Historical Programming, Early Shorts from Jim Henson
ShortsTV to Premiere Historical Programming from Jim Henson, Offering Audiences a Look at His Early Short Films and How They Influenced his Subsequent Worldwide Success as Creator of the Muppets
The early projects of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, are premiering on ShortsTV™, the world’s only 24/7 HD TV channel dedicated to short movies (www.shorts.tv) and official distributor of the OSCAR® Nominated Short Films. The network will take viewers across the globe on a journey through Henson’s life and works, in an all-night extravaganza on June 11, 2019, that showcases his genius imagination and creativity, before his worldwide success with the Muppets.
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Polish Football Association Live Streams with Blackmagic Design
Polish Football Association Live Streams with Blackmagic Design
Poland’s national football association, Polski Zwiazek Pilki Noznej (PZPN), is being live streamed with URSA Broadcasts, an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and Smart Videohub
Blackmagic Design today announced that a multicam outside broadcast workflow, featuring URSA Broadcast and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, is delivering a wide range of live streaming content for Poland’s national football association, Polski Zwiazek Pilki Noznej (PZPN).
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Rising Sun Pictures Journeys into a Mutant Mind for “Dark Phoenix”
Rising Sun Pictures Journeys into a Mutant Mind for “Dark Phoenix”
Studio delivers 150 shots for 20th Century Fox’s latest X-Men blockbuster, including a harrowing Cerebro sequence that uncovers Jean Grey’s troubled past.
Continuing its association with 20th Century Fox’ acclaimed X-Men franchise, Rising Sun Pictures contributed nearly 150 visual effects shots to the latest film in the superhero saga, Dark Phoenix. RSP’s work on the film spanned nearly 18 months and involved close collaboration with Director Simon Kinberg, VFX Supervisor Phil Brennan and VFX Producer Kurt Williams.
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Premier Hawaiian Production Co Selects Second FOR-A Switcher Based on 4K Capabilities, Feature Set
Premier Hawaiian Production Co Selects Second FOR-A Switcher Based on 4K Capabilities, Feature Set
Mid-Pacific Audio Visual, Hawaii’s premier firm for live corporate event and entertainment production. adds HANABI HVS-490 video switcher
Honolulu-based Mid-Pacific Audio Visual is known as Hawaii’s premier firm for live corporate event and entertainment production with high-end clients in search of the best technical staff and equipment. Last month, the company added a FOR-A HANABI HVS-490 video production switcher to its roster, largely based on the success enjoyed with the compact HVS-300HS HD/SD 1 M/E switcher.
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Boris FX Mocha Pro Adds Highly-Anticipated OFX Plug-in Support for Autodesk Flame
Boris FX Mocha Pro Adds Highly-Anticipated OFX Plug-in Support for Autodesk Flame
Mocha Pro’s 2019.5 release delivers faster planar tracking and masking for visual effects with new edge-snapping roto tools, improved render speeds, and custom layout manager
The post-production industry’s most popular planar tracking plug-in, Boris FX Mocha Pro, is now available as an OFX plug-in for Autodesk Flame 2020. The Mocha Pro 2019.5 release introduces a powerful new streamlined workflow to the high-end Flame artist community who have previously relied on Mocha’s standalone application for advanced tracking, rotoscoping, and object removal.
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ATTO Technology Announces Support for New, Revolutionary Apple Mac Pro and macOS Catalina
Complete hardware and software portfolio is ready to support the latest platform from Apple
ATTO Technology, Inc, a global leader of storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions, today reaffirms its commitment to Apple® technology innovations by announcing support for the new Apple Mac Pro® and macOS® Catalina.
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Sonnet Announces Breakthrough-Priced Thunderbolt 2 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Solo10G adapter also supports NBASE-T™ (multigigabit) technology, the recent Ethernet standard that enables 2.5Gbps and 5Gbps speeds on existing CAT 5e (and better) cabling at distances of up to 100 meters
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Solo10G™ Thunderbolt™ 2 Edition adapter, the latest product in the company's comprehensive array of single- and dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network adapters. Solo10G adapters add super-fast 10GbE network connectivity to a wide range of computers, enabling users to easily connect to 10GbE-enabled network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard.
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Showtime’s The Chi Uses Blackmagic Design Cameras To Bring Chicago To Life
Showtime’s The Chi Uses Blackmagic Design Cameras To Bring Chicago To Life
A wide array of Blackmagic Design cameras, including three Blackmagic URSA Mini Pros, an URSA Mini 4K and two Micro Studio Camera 4Ks recording into Blackmagic Video Assists 4K, for DP Abraham Martinez’ naturalistic portrayal of Chicago’s south side
Blackmagic Design announced today that Showtime Networks’ “The Chi” incorporated a wide array of Blackmagic Design cameras, including URSA Mini Pros and Micro Studio Camera 4K, for Director of Photography Abraham Martinez’ naturalistic portrayal of Chicago’s south side.
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Blackmagic Design announces new Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR for Apple Pro Display XDR
Blackmagic Design announces new Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR for Apple Pro Display XDR
Advanced 8K monitoring solution that lets you use the new Apple Pro Display XDR as a color critical reference monitor on set and in post production!
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR, an advanced 8K DisplayPort monitoring solution with dual on screen scope overlays, HDR, 33 point 3D LUTs and monitor calibration that’s been specifically designed for the professional film and television market and to take advantage of a new generation of monitors such as the Pro Display XDR. Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR will be available in Oct 2019 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$1,295.
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DP Matthew Clark shoots Amazon Studios’ feature "Late Night" with the Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera
DP Matthew Clark shoots Amazon Studios’ feature "Late Night" with the Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera
DP Matthew Clark captured 4K 12-bit 444 AVC Intra files in V-log, using ‘70s era Superspeeds and Ultraspeeds from Panavision
From Amazon Studios, Late Night, directed by Nisha Ganatra from a screenplay by Mindy Kaling, follows late-night talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) teams up with new writer, Molly Patel (Kaling), to help revitalize the program…and her career. The comedy feature, which had its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, was shot by cinematographer Matthew Clark (Pitch Perfect 3, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) with the VariCam 35 camera.
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Todd A. Dos Reis, ASC chooses two Cooke lens systems to depict two worlds for OWN's "David Makes Man"
Todd A. Dos Reis, ASC chooses two Cooke lens systems to depict two worlds for OWN's "David Makes Man"
New drama series from Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney set for a summer 2019 premiere on OWN
David Makes Man is the first TV series written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who won an Academy Award for co-writing the 2017 Best Picture winner Moonlight based on his play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.” McCraney, serving as the series executive producer along with Michael B. Jordan (Creed) and Oprah Winfrey, tells a semi-autobiographical story of his own life, as did Moonlight,delving into childhood trauma and using the power of imagination to survive.
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University of Sydney Learning Media Team Goes 4K with EditShare EFS Storage Solutions
University of Sydney Learning Media Team Goes 4K with EditShare EFS Storage Solutions
Sydney Uni selects EditShare XStream EFS 300 to help meet the demand to produce high quality video content in 4K
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, media asset management (MAM) and automated quality control (AQC), today announced that the Learning Media Team at The University of Sydney (Sydney Uni), an Australian public research and teaching university, selected the EditShare XStream EFS 300 to help them meet the demand to produce high quality video content in 4K. Digistor, an EditShare official dealer in Australia, was on site to facilitate the installation.
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Ben Davis, BSC shoots Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel action with Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera
Ben Davis, BSC shoots Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel action with Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera
DP Ben Davis, BSC added spherical and vintage Panavision glass to Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
(Fremont, CA--May 30, 2019) Blackmagic Design has today announced that its Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera was used in the filming of key action sequences on Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.” The twenty first installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was lensed by cinematographer Ben Davis, BSC (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Doctor Strange” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”).
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Sonnet Announces Updated Mac mini® Mounting Solutions, Optimized for New High-Performance Models
Sonnet Announces Updated Mac mini® Mounting Solutions, Optimized for New High-Performance Models
RackMac™ mini secures one or two Mac mini computers in server or rack; MacCuff™ mini secures computer to back of monitor, under table, on wall, and more
Sonnet today announced new versions of its popular RackMac™ mini 1U rackmount enclosure and MacCuff™ mini security mounting bracket for Apple® Mac mini® computers, with updated designs optimized to support the proper cooling of the latest models (especially the late 2018 6-core model). The RackMac mini secures one or two Mac mini computers side-by-side in a server, equipment, or portable rack or in a molded case. The MacCuff mini secures the computer to the back of a monitor, under or on a desk or table, or even on a wall.
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ATTO Announces macOS(R) Driver Support for 10/25/40/50/100GbE NICs
ATTO Announces macOS(R) Driver Support for 10/25/40/50/100GbE NICs
The new ATTO FastFrame 3 driver is the industry’s first macOS driver to support the latest 25/50/100GbE standard, continuing long-standing relationship with Apple
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, has announced macOS® driver support for the latest generation of ATTO FastFrame™ 3 10/25/40/50/100Gb Ethernet network adapters.
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Panavision’s Camera-to-Finish Imaging Ecosystem Featured at Cine Gear 2019
Panavision’s Camera-to-Finish Imaging Ecosystem Featured at Cine Gear 2019
In addition to exhibiting, Panavision, in partnership with RED Digital Cinema, will present a panel featuring Oscar®-nominated cinematographer John Schwartzman, ASC
Panavision, the world-class provider of end-to-end solutions, will return to Cine Gear Expo (May 31-June 1) at The Studios at Paramount to showcase the latest innovations in the company’s ever-expanding production and post production ecosystem. Panavision, Light Iron and LEE Filters will display an array of integrated technologies and systems at booth S408 on Stage 3 – ranging from lenses, cameras and filters, to state-of-the-art production and post production workflows – that illustrate Panavision’s commitment to providing the most versatile and powerful storytelling tools.
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U. of Miami Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network with Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR High-Speed Cameras
U. of Miami Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network with Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR High-Speed Cameras
Fast, high-resolution HC5000, capable of high-speed output up to 1080/239.76p, incorporates new 2/3” 2.2M 3-CMOS sensors with high sensitivity (F11/2000lx), low noise (S/N 60dB+), and resolution measured at 1100 TV lines
The University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) has increased its complement of Panasonic production cameras with a purchase of five Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR high-speed broadcast camera systems in full studio configuration. Previously equipped with five AK-HC3800 HD broadcast cameras and three AJ-PX5000 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorders, U. of Miami’s Athletics has utilized the HC5000s to produce linear and digital broadcasts of Division One sports since early this year.
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Cine Gear film premiere: First film shot on FUJINON PREMISTA (Tobias Schliessler, ASC), 6/1, Paramount Theatre
Cine Gear film premiere: First film shot on FUJINON PREMISTA (Tobias Schliessler, ASC), 6/1, Paramount Theatre
"Rhinestone Blue" screening, June 1, 11:30 a.m., Paramount Theatre, Los Angeles; will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers
Rhinestone Blue, a short film lensed by master cinematographer Tobias Schliessler, ASC, will premiere at this year’s Cine Gear Expo on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood. The six-minute film, directed by Schliessler’s daughter, Aisha, showcases the new line of FUJINON PREMISTA large format cinema lenses. The screening is set for Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Paramount Theatre, and will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers.
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Blackmagic RAW Format Used on New Channel 5 Drama "Clink"
Blackmagic RAW Format Used on New Channel 5 Drama "Clink"
URSA Mini Pro G1 shot in 4K using Blackmagic RAW 12:1 constant bitrate; edit and grade in DaVinci Resolve Studio, VFX compositing in Fusion Studio
Blackmagic Design has today announced that new British television drama series Clink, created by Colin McKeown and produced by Donna Molloy, has relied on a Blackmagic RAW workflow for both acquisition and post production.
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Band Pro Announces new Angenieux Optimo Prime Lenses
Band Pro Announces new Angenieux Optimo Prime Lenses
First unveiled at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Optimo Primes will be on display at Cine Gear LA at both Band Pro’s booth #70 and Angenieux’s booth #40
Band Pro, in partnership with Angenieux and Jebsen CineCast, today unveiled their latest lens project: Angenieux Optimo Primes. Drawing on over 80-years of Angenieux cinematic excellence, Optimo Primes represent a long-awaited step in the evolution of professional optics; finally capturing that signature Angenieux look in a complete prime lens set. First unveiled at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Optimo Primes will be on display at Cine Gear LA at both Band Pro’s booth #70 and Angenieux’s booth #40.
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Must See Sigma Cine Lenses and Presentations at Cine Gear Expo LA
Must See Sigma Cine Lenses and Presentations at Cine Gear Expo LA
See the full Sigma Cine Lens lineup at Cine Gear Expo, in Los Angeles, CA, May 30-June 2, in booth 71A
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will exhibit its full Sigma Cine lens lineup, including the new 28mm T1.5, 40mm T1.5, and 105mm T1.5 prime lenses at the 2019 Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles, CA, May 30-June 2, in booth 71A. In addition to the hands-on Sigma Cine lens showcase, showgoers can attend special educational Sigma presentations offered throughout the exhibition.
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Sonnet Announces Breakthrough-Priced 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ PCIe Card and Thunderbolt 3 Adapter
Sonnet Announces Breakthrough-Priced 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ PCIe Card and Thunderbolt 3 Adapter
Solo10G SFP+ adapters add lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to a wide range of computers, enabling users to easily connect to 10GbE-enabled network infrastructure and storage systems
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Solo10G™ SFP+ PCIe Card and the Solo10G™ SFP+ Thunderbolt™ 3 Edition adapter, the latest products in the company's expanding line of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network adapters. Solo10G SFP+ adapters add lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to a wide range of computers, enabling users to easily connect to 10GbE-enabled network infrastructure and storage systems via LC fiber optic cables (sold separately). Both products include a 10GBASE-SR (short-range) SFP+ transceiver (the most commonly used optical transceiver), enabling 10Gb connectivity at distances up to 300 meters.
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BBC Poised to Change the Game with World Cup Film, Dir. by Park Pictures' Georgia Hudson
BBC Poised to Change the Game with World Cup Film, Dir. by Park Pictures' Georgia Hudson
BBC Creative collaborated with Ms Banks to create an anthem that aims to empower and inspire the next generation of women who might follow in these athletes footsteps
With a powerful and evocative message, the trailer forms part of the BBC’s Change the Game campaign which is shining a spotlight on women’s sport across the summer. Directed by Park Pictures’ Georgia Hudson, Change The Game, which was debuted during Saturday’s episode of Football Focus (BBC One and BBC iPlayer), features some of the world’s most famous footballers from the UK and beyond, in a series of scenes focusing on their skills, athleticism and personalities.
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Award Contenders Enlist Light Iron for Post Services
Award Contenders Enlist Light Iron for Post Services
Popular series use Panavision facilities across North America
Light Iron, a Panavision company specializing in post production services, is again playing an important collaborative role with notable episodic series this season. Customized workflow offerings from Light Iron for BETTER THINGS, THE GOOD FIGHT, THE OA, RAMY, SHRILL, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, included dailies, digital intermediate, archive, and data services, among other creative and technical contributions. From San Francisco and Los Angeles to New York and Toronto, Light Iron serviced the productions from a range of locations with color and front-end teams involved from pre-production for a smooth and efficient experience.
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Live recording of The Birthday’s recent tour shot with Blackmagic RAW
Live recording of The Birthday’s recent tour shot with Blackmagic RAW
The sold-out tour was captured with ten cameras shooting in Blackmagic RAW, and then DaVinci Resolve was used for editing and grading
Blackmagic Design announced today that URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K were used for live shooting of The Birthday's TOUR 19 NIGHTS 2018 AUTUMN, the sold out recent tour by the popular UNIVERSAL SIGMA Japanese rock band.
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Hitachi Wins Prestigious Technology and Engineering EMMY® Award for Pioneering Camera Development
Hitachi Wins Prestigious Technology and Engineering EMMY® Award for Pioneering Camera Development
Company honored for ground-breaking work on single-chip color camera technology
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. announced today that Hitachi has been honored with a Technology and Engineering EMMY® award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for pioneering development of the single-chip color video camera.
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Animation Studio e.d. films Launches PSD to 3D Plugin to Make 3D More Accessible to 2D Artists
Animation Studio e.d. films Launches PSD to 3D Plugin to Make 3D More Accessible to 2D Artists
After conversion, 3D objects are available within Autodesk Maya for tweaks, including depth and resolution
Today, e.d. films releases PSD to 3D – a new plugin that converts 2D drawings into 3D content. Artists with little to no 3D experience can now bypass the modeling phase, turning Photoshop sketches into moldable scenes and characters, ready for animation.
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High School Nation Takes Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro Cameras to NFL Pro Bowl and MLB Spring Training
High School Nation Takes Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro Cameras to NFL Pro Bowl and MLB Spring Training
The URSA Mini Pro cameras were recently used by High School Nation to film interviews at the NFL 2019 Pro Bowl and Major League Baseball’s 2019 Spring Training events
Blackmagic Design today announced that High School Nation is using Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini Pro as their main cameras with the organization’s nationwide high school outreach program. The URSA Mini Pro cameras were recently used by High School Nation to film interviews at the NFL 2019 Pro Bowl and Major League Baseball’s 2019 Spring Training events.
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SciFi short "Zero" Shot on URSA Mini Pro Gets Tribeca Film Festival Premiere
SciFi short "Zero" Shot on URSA Mini Pro Gets Tribeca Film Festival Premiere
Will be followed by European release at SciFi London, and development as full-length feature
Blackmagic Design has today announced that “Zero,” a new science fiction short from acclaimed British writer director duo The Brothers Lynch, was shot on the URSA Mini Pro. Starring Game of Throne’s Bella Ramsey, “Zero” has premiered in New York as part of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival lineup and will have a European release at SciFi London.
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Visionary Solutions Stars with the Atlanta Braves
Visionary Solutions Stars with the Atlanta Braves
State of the art club spaces club equipped with 200 video displays fed by an ultra-low-latency video network based on Visionary Solutions Duet 4K UHD over IP, cinema-quality encoders and decoders with Dante audio
A gem of a baseball stadium, with all of the amenities, SunTrust Park became the new home of the Atlanta Braves starting with the 2017 season. Located ten miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, the new park boasts many special features, including a Monument Garden with audio, light, and water elements and a statue of Hank Aaron hitting home run number 715 to break Babe Ruth's career home run record. After all, one cannot build a Braves ballpark without the Hammer.
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Tokyo's TBS SPARKLE, Inc. Installs Cintel Scanner To Digitize and Archive Over 3000 Films, Documentaries, and News Shows
Tokyo's TBS SPARKLE, Inc. Installs Cintel Scanner To Digitize and Archive Over 3000 Films, Documentaries, and News Shows
Images scanned in real time at 24 fps are sent to a Mac via Thunderbolt and sent into DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design announced today that TBS SPARKLE, Inc. has installed a Cintel Scanner and DaVinci Resolve Studio to digitize a huge amount of 16mm footage from 1955 to the 1980s. This will include the digitization of more than 3,000 films, documentaries and news shows, as well as other footage shot by TBS SPARKLE, Inc.
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Propellerhead Releases Rigs 4 for Reason
Propellerhead Releases Rigs 4 for Reason
Best-selling instruments and effects, hundreds of professional-sounding presets and new video tutorials now added to the popular production bundles
Propellerhead Software today released the Rigs 4 series, an update to its best-selling Rigs series bundles for Reason 10. The Rigs 4 series offers three custom-curated bundles with popular new Rack Extensions, hundreds of presets, and hours of tutorials. Backline Rig 4 delivers an ensemble of realistic-sounding organic instruments, including drums, guitar, keyboards and more. Synthetic Rig 4 offers a powerful collection of versatile synths and signal processors. Explore a massive collection of legendary studio-grade effects with Mix & Mastering Rig 4.
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Seven News Installs Viz Story Across Australia As Part of Digital Campaign
Seven News Installs Viz Story Across Australia As Part of Digital Campaign
Installation of Viz Story at Seven News was part of a larger digital campaign to publish more content online than terrestrial, with an internal network wide KPI to publish 250 videos a day
Vizrt, the world’s leading provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators, has installed Viz Story across the entirety of Seven News, the news arm of Seven West Media - one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies.
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HPA Awards Open Call for Entries for Creative Categories
HPA Awards Open Call for Entries for Creative Categories
Honoring the Vanguard of Creativity in Editing, Color Grading, Sound and Visual Effects
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened its call for entries in creative categories for the HPA Awards. The Awards, now in their 14th year, are considered important recognition for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, acknowledging creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, episodic, and commercials. The 14th HPA Awards gala will be returning to the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California on the evening of Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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Telestream and Nice People at Work announce go-to-market partnership
Telestream and Nice People at Work announce go-to-market partnership
With new systems integration, broadcasters and media companies can make smarter decisions faster in live & file-based video network environments
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, and NPAW (Nice People At Work), the global big data and video intelligence company helping video services grow, have announced a go to market partnership that sees the companies integrating their video monitoring and analytics platforms. In turn, this enables Telestream and NPAW to implement cross reference selling strategies across a range of markets.
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EditShare Displays its Latest Award Winning Advancements for the Media & Entertainment Industry at Cine Gear Expo: Los Angeles 2019
EditShare Displays its Latest Award Winning Advancements for the Media & Entertainment Industry at Cine Gear Expo: Los Angeles 2019
The solutions will be displayed in Booth #80 on May 31st and June 1st at Cine Gear Expo: Los Angeles 2019, The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, CA
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, media asset management (MAM) and automated quality control (AQC), will be showcasing its latest advancements for the Media & Entertainment industry at the Cine Gear Expo: Los Angeles 2019, the premiere event for the technology, entertainment and media industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to see first hand the multi award winning EFS storage platforms and Flow media asset management, now featuring new Emmy award winning multicam and remote editing capabilities and support for a raft of new storage vendors.
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Digital Filmtree Uses DaVinci Resolve To Color “The 100”
Digital Filmtree Uses DaVinci Resolve To Color “The 100”
The CW Series Launched Season Six Recently & Renewed For Season Seven
Celebrating the debut of the sixth season of the post-apocalyptic, sci-fi drama, “The 100”, DigitalFilm Tree—DFT—would like to thank its color team, including Senior Colorist, Dan Judy, and VP of Post Production, Chad Gunderson, for aiding in the success of the series. Just prior to the premiere, April 30th, “The 100” was announced as renewed for a seventh season by The CW.
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VFX Veteran Rebecca Manning Joins Alkemy X
VFX Veteran Rebecca Manning Joins Alkemy X
Compositing Supervisor’s credits include “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “The Jungle Book” and “Avatar”; will lead its compositing team on projects including the television series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Fear of the Walking Dead," and "Blindspot"
Alkemy X has hired Rebecca Manning as Compositing Supervisor for its Visual Effects division. Manning brings 16 years of experience and more than 40 major feature film and television credits, including Ghostbusters, The Jungle Book, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avatar. Manning will be based out of Alkemy X’s New York studio and will lead its compositing team on projects including the television series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fear of the Walking Dead, Mr. Mercedes and Blindspot.
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New Allegorithmic Substance Designer Engine Goes Beyond Texture Maps
New Allegorithmic Substance Designer Engine Goes Beyond Texture Maps
Better Performance, Improved Scripting Options and Several New Features Lead the First Substance Designer Update of 2019
Today, the Substance team announces the first major Substance Designer update of 2019, bringing with it a new Substance Engine that will lay the groundwork for years to come. With Substance Engine v7, Substance Designer can now process both values and textures to simplify the material creation process and take users beyond the PBR format.
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Western Fire Chiefs Association Uses Blackmagic Cameras
Western Fire Chiefs Association Uses Blackmagic Cameras
URSA Mini Pro and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K cameras used for documenting the experiences of 35 fire chiefs during a recent research trip to Paradise, CA
Blackmagic Design announced today that the Western Fire Chiefs Association used the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to document the experiences of 35 fire chiefs on a recent research trip to the city of Paradise, California.
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Harvard University Athletics Raises the Streaming Bar for College Sports with AJA Gear
Harvard University Athletics Raises the Streaming Bar for College Sports with AJA Gear
Harvard University Athletics relies on AJA HELO, U-TAP and Ki Pro Ultra for streaming collegiate sports broadcasts to ESPN+, regional outfit NESN and the Ivy League's international streaming platform
Harvard University consistently ranks among U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges not only for its academic stature but also for its top-notch collegiate athletics program. The institution is home to 42 NCAA Division 1 teams spanning basketball, hockey, football, squash, tennis and many other sports. To keep its students, alumni and Crimson fans up to speed on their favorite teams, the Athletics Departments’ multimedia and production arm produces and broadcasts home games in high quality H.264 to ESPN+, regional outfit NESN and the Ivy League’s international streaming platform, and also creates ancillary content, all using a host of gear from AJA Video Systems.
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FotoKem Enlists Industry Veteran Dana Ross
FotoKem Enlists Industry Veteran Dana Ross
Ross Joins as Facility Continues Growth in Creative and Technical Digital and Film Services
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FotoKem Completes "Little" in Full ACES Finish
FotoKem Completes "Little" in Full ACES Finish
From Dailies in Atlanta to Final Finishing in Burbank, Facility Supports the Big Vision of Filmmakers
There’s nothing small about the bicoastal post-production workflow provided by FotoKem for Universal Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ Little. FotoKem’s Atlanta and Burbank facilities supported the production from digital dailies through finishing with a full ACES finish for this fantasy comedy.
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Firmware Upgrade Adds V-Log Capture to Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K HDR-Capable Studio Camera System, Gains Netflix Post Alliance Approval
Firmware Upgrade Adds V-Log Capture to Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K HDR-Capable Studio Camera System, Gains Netflix Post Alliance Approval
With the AK-UC4000 inthe V-Log mode, the AK-UCU600 CCU will output 4K and HD signals as V-Log, so that they can be recorded as V-Log or run through an appropriate LUT box to be shown live to a display
The latest free firmware upgrade to Panasonic’s AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR-capable camera system has added V-Log output , incorporating the full power of the renowned colorimetry of the company’s line of VariCam and AU-EVA1 cinema cameras and making the camera useful for post-production workflows. With the inclusion of V-Log, the AK-UC4000 has earned approval of the Netflix Post Alliance for creating Netflix-approved content, joining the VariCam 35, VariCam LT, VariCam PURE and EVA1 on the sanctioned list.
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TNDV Follows Bluegrass Underground to New Venue for Season Nine of PBS Syndicated Series
TNDV Follows Bluegrass Underground to New Venue for Season Nine of PBS Syndicated Series
Eight Hitachi SK-HD1200 cameras, Grass Valley Kayenne 4 M/E switcher, Aja KiPro recorders, and for audio, Soundcraft Vi3000 mixer and ProTools multitrack recording are among tools used for nationally syndicated program
TNDV: Television returns as the exclusive mobile production service provider for Bluegrass Underground’s ninth season, as the nationally syndicated PBS program moves to its new venue at the base of Monteagle Mountain. Located 80 miles outside of Nashville, the new venue, known as The Caverns, provides TNDV with a permanent and efficient infrastructure to optimize production capabilities, labor and costs.
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Luxury Travel Directing Team “Away Lands” Joins Derby
Luxury Travel Directing Team “Away Lands” Joins Derby
Video and still photography campaigns have included Hilton, Hyatt Hotels, Andaz, Barceló Hotels, the California Office of Tourism, Turks & Caicos Tourism, Sauza Tequila, Cantaloupe Hotels and other brands in the U.S. and abroad
Away Lands, the directing team of Amy Seder and Brandon Burkley, has joined Derby for exclusive representation in commercials, branded content and other advertising projects. Specialists in creating content in the travel and adventure space, the duo has gained an international following since leaving their previous jobs to pursue full-time travel and content creation in 2016. That has led to video and still photography assignments from Hilton, Hyatt Hotels, Andaz, Barceló Hotels, the California Office of Tourism, Turks & Caicos Tourism, Sauza Tequila, Cantaloupe Hotels and other brands in the U.S. and abroad.
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Saville Productions Signs Director Julien Zenier
Saville Productions Signs Director Julien Zenier
Zenier's cinematic visual language fused with poignant intensity has been behind content for top national and global brands including BMW, Levi’s, Agent Provocateur, Peugeot, Thierry Mugler and Azzaro
Award-winning production company Saville Productions has signed multifaceted director Julien Zenier for his first U.S. commercial and branded entertainment representation. Zenier is a visually-driven director with a slate of award-winning projects across a wide range of genres including high-fashion, fragrance, lifestyle, luxury car and music, among others. His cinematic visual language fused with poignant intensity has been behind content for top national and global brands including BMW, Levi’s, Agent Provocateur, Peugeot, Thierry Mugler and Azzaro. He has also collaborated with top agencies including JWT, TBWA, Y&R and PublicisEtNous.
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Al Kamel Systems Takes Car Racing Fan Experience to Next Level with TVU RPS and TVU NANO
Al Kamel Systems Takes Car Racing Fan Experience to Next Level with TVU RPS and TVU NANO
TVU Remote Production System Reduces Production Cost but Not Quality of Fan Experience
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announces that Al Kamel Systems, a leading motor sports live stats broadcast production specialists, has deployed TVU Remote Production System (RPS). By including TVU RPS as a key production tool, Al Kamel Systems looks to save valuable production time and reduce production costs on several events by allowing production staff to add race graphics remotely instead of traveling onsite.
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Frank Prinzi ASC Shoots NBC Thriller “The Enemy Within” With VariCam LT Cinema Cameras
Frank Prinzi ASC Shoots NBC Thriller “The Enemy Within” With VariCam LT Cinema Cameras
Prinzi has shot his last several projects with VariCams; in addition to “The Enemy Within,” these include the award-winning short “It’s a Mess” and three feature films, “Interview with God, ” “Hot Air” (release date, June 20), and the just-completed “Virtuoso.”
Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Frank Prinzi ASC chose Panasonic VariCam 4K cinema cameras to shoot “The Enemy Within,” a prime-time psychological thriller that recently premiered on NBC. The hour-long show, airing Mondays 10/9C, follows the exploits of a former CIA operative serving a life sentence for treason who is freed by the FBI to help track down a dangerous and elusive criminal.
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MPC'S New York Studio adds Tom McCullough as Creative Director, Finishing
MPC'S New York Studio adds Tom McCullough as Creative Director, Finishing
McCullough boosts the studio’s booming Finishing department, with previous campaigns for global brands including Microsoft, Louis Vuitton, BMW, Best Buy, American Express and Coca-Cola, as well as music videos for artists such as Kanye West and Lil’ Kim
The Finishing department at the New York studio of MPC (Moving Picture Company) has announced the addition of veteran finishing artist Tom McCullough. The studio, which has worked on a string of high-profile campaigns for global brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton and CoverGirl, has brought McCullough on board to lead the charge as Creative Director, Finishing.
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ELEMENT Signs Veteran Director Tom Foley
ELEMENT Signs Veteran Director Tom Foley
Previous campaigns include Burger King, Nike, OfficeMax, CVS, Dunkin’ Donuts, Marshalls
Full-service production and post studio ELEMENT has signed director Tom Foley for U.S. commercial representation. Turning his focus to the nuances of human relationships, he has earned acclaim for boundary-pushing spots that fuse comedy with empathy and heart. Foley has come to ELEMENT after being represented as a director for over a decade at Independent Media, where he helmed legacy work for brands including Burger King, Nike, OfficeMax, CVS, Dunkin’ Donuts, Marshalls and countless others. His first project with ELEMENT is writing and directing a multi-platform campaign for a national craft brewery.
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Chimney Group Continues Global Expansion with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Chimney Group Continues Global Expansion with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Chimney's global footprint spans more than 400 employees across 14 offices in nine different countries, including cities such as Los Angeles, Singapore, Berlin and Sydney
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Chimney Group, one of Europe's largest post production facilities, has continued to invest in DaVinci Resolve Studio as part of its rapid expansion into regions including the US, South East Asia, and Australia.
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SMPTE Introduces New Virtual Classroom Course Imaging System Fundamentals: From Light to Lenses
SMPTE Introduces New Virtual Classroom Course Imaging System Fundamentals: From Light to Lenses
Society Extends Course Series Aimed at Supporting Motion-Imaging Technologists and Creatives Throughout Their Professional Careers
SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, has expanded its SMPTE Virtual Classroom offerings with a new course, "Imaging System Fundamentals: From Light to Lenses." Led by instructors from the Rochester Institute of Technology, David Long and Ricardo Figueroa, this course will cover the underpinning concepts and scientific principles as the basis for understanding how imaging systems work, with comprehensive attention given to the physics of image capture.
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ShortsTV Premieres Academy Award-Winning Short Film "Skin"
ShortsTV Premieres Academy Award-Winning Short Film "Skin"
2019 Academy Award Winner for Best Live Action Short Film, “Skin”, Receives National Distribution on ShortsTV
Coming off Skin’s Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2019 Oscars, ShortsTV, the world’s only Short Film Channel (www.shorts.tv) and official distributor of the OSCAR® Nominated Short Films, will air the film across the United States. Skin’s strong story strikes a powerful chord as it touches on race relations in today’s America.
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Panic! At The Disco’s "Dancing’s Not a Crime" Shot on URSA Mini Pro in Blackmagic RAW
Panic! At The Disco’s "Dancing’s Not a Crime" Shot on URSA Mini Pro in Blackmagic RAW
Shot on the URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K using Blackmagic RAW, "Dancing's Not A Crime" has become one of the fastest watched videos in the world
Blackmagic Design announced today that the latest music video from Panic! At The Disco titled “Dancing’s Not A Crime” was shot on the URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K using Blackmagic RAW. The video, shot by music video veteran Brandon Dermer, has become one of the fastest watched videos in the world and supports the bands hugely popular “Pray for the Wicked” world tour.
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RED R3d SDK for NVIDIA CUDA-accelerated Workflow Now Available
RED R3d SDK for NVIDIA CUDA-accelerated Workflow Now Available
8K performance is available with NVIDIA Quadro® RTX™ 6000 and 8000, GeForce® RTX™ 2080 Ti and TITAN RTX™ GPUs when coupled with a moderately configured PC
RED Digital Cinema® released its RED R3D® SDK and accompanying REDCINE-X PRO® software with accelerated decode and debayering on NVIDIA CUDA® platforms. By offloading the compute-intensive decoding and debayering of RED R3D files onto one or more NVIDIA GPUs, real-time playback, edit and color grade of 8K footage is now possible.
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Aidan Stanford Joins Keep Me Posted as Senior Colorist
Aidan Stanford Joins Keep Me Posted as Senior Colorist
Previous experience includes retiming Lawrence of Arabia 2002 restoration, all deliverables for Get Out, features such as Happy Death Day and Insidious 4, and episodics such as Modern Family and Fresh Off The Boat
Colorist Aidan Stanford has joined Keep Me Posted (KMP), a FotoKem company specializing in creative and technical episodic post-production services. In his role as senior colorist, Stanford builds upon Fotokem’s roster of creative talent that serves episodic and feature projects.
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Tektronix Video merges into Telestream
Tektronix Video merges into Telestream
Telestream strengthens video testing, monitoring and file-based quality control within its solution portfolio; Scott Puopolo will remain CEO of the combined company
Telestream®, a Genstar Capital company, and a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a partnership with Fortive(NYSE:FTV) to integrate Tektronix Video, a global leader in video test, monitoring and quality assurance solutions for the broadcast and digital media markets, into the Telestream business.
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Tim Burton’s Dumbo Delivered in Dolby Vision with Blackmagic Design
Tim Burton’s Dumbo Delivered in Dolby Vision with Blackmagic Design
Using an ACES workflow in DaVinci Resolve and delivering a variety of different deliveries, including Dolby Vision, Goldcrest Post’s Adam Glasman worked with DP Ben Davis, BSC to create a warm, golden-hour period look for the live action remake
Blackmagic Design has today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used throughout the full color pipeline on Disney’s live action remake of Dumbo. Directed by Tim Burton with a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, the DI was delivered by Goldcrest Post’s Adam Glasman, who collaborated with Director of Photography Ben Davis, BSC.
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Matthews Studio Equipment Appoints Robert Magness Director of Marketing
Matthews Studio Equipment Appoints Robert Magness Director of Marketing
After writing at USC, previous stops included the Arclight Hollywood, EVS, and The Vitec Group representing Manfrotto and Avenger Grip
Burbank, CA. For 50 years, Matthews Studio Equipment has been dedicated to creating support equipment that “Complements Your Imagination”. There isn’t a set around the world that doesn’t have their legacy equipment – from stands to clamps to camera mounts and more. Matthews is also known for aligning themselves with working professionals who have seen a void and created equipment -- like the MAX Menace Arm, the Dutti Dolly, and TheBOX -- to solve their on-set challenges. This year, in addition to expanding their sales staff, MSE is excited about the newest addition to the Matthews family – Robert Magness as Director of Marketing.
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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Tackle Cybersecurity at April Meeting
SMPTE Hollywood Section to Tackle Cybersecurity at April Meeting
Meeting slated for Thursday, April 25, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles
The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, will focus on cybersecurity at its monthly meeting slated for Thursday, April 25, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles.
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Framestore Pictures and GEICO get ready for Avengers: Endgame
Framestore Pictures and GEICO get ready for Avengers: Endgame
Bringing the Gecko outside into the city posed some tricky puzzles for the VFX team to solve, but with the Gauntlet and GEICO, the super-Gecko’s influence knows no bounds.
In the newest GEICO and Avengers crossover, the second to be directed by Tom Routson of Framestore Pictures, we find the Gecko walking down a busy street and past a cinema where he sees a poster for the new Avengers: Endgame. Awed by the ad, he gets pulled into a fantasy where he is consumed by his superpower to save everybody money on their insurance. Wearing a Gecko-sized version of Thanos’s Gauntlet, he is able to snap his fingers, spreading low cost insurance to people all across America.
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Substance Painter Update Introduces Evolving Brushes and Nine More New Features
Substance Painter Update Introduces Evolving Brushes and Nine More New Features
Advanced R&D Leads to New Tools for Artists, Including Displacement Maps, Tessellation, Layer Blending and More
April 23, 2019 – Today, the Substance team unveils the first Substance Painter update of 2019, reconfirming its commitment to artists of all skill levels through a host of new features requested by users. Leveraging Substance’s unmatched R&D, today’s new features will help speed up the creation process by utilizing dynamic painting, material blending, real-time sculpting and more, all without sacrificing quality.
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WMU Goes with Second Envivo Replay for Social Media Branding/Playout and Slow-Mo Playback In-Stadium
WMU Goes with Second Envivo Replay for Social Media Branding/Playout and Slow-Mo Playback In-Stadium
Western Michigan University’s Bronco Productions Go with Second Envivo Replay for Social Media Branding/Playout and Slow-Motion Playback In-Stadium
Social media and sports go hand in hand. So much so that when it came time for the professional video production team at Western Michigan University (WMU) to add a second replay system, they wanted something easy to learn as well as a system that would provide social media branding and video playout – all in one system.
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Nadus Films on 'Making Films That Make a Difference' with Hawk-Woods Mini V-Lok Batteries
Louisville, Kentucky-based film company uses Mini V-Loks to power RED Gemini and Sony FS-7 cameras, as well as directors monitors in locations around the world
From filming NFL player Chris Long bringing clean water to east African countries to working with Hollywood’s the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky-based film company Nadus Films has built a reputation for “making films that make a difference.” The global film company focuses on stories that make a cultural impact for good. They’ve done everything from shoot feature films, short films, as well as promotional material for mission-driven organizations while telling stories of war, famine, gang violence, and even religious persecution.
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Zoic Studios Expands Global Production Team with New Executive Hires in Series Department
Zoic Studios Expands Global Production Team with New Executive Hires in Series Department
Collaborations will continue to expand Zoic's episodic footprint in premium cable and streaming space
Emmy Award-winning entertainment company Zoic Studios has expanded its team of global production team, adding Daniel Cohen as Executive Producer, Series and Film in NYC, Lauren F. Ellis as Executive Producer, Series and Film in LA and Sean Tompkins as Head of Production in Los Angeles.
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Original Productions Lenses 15th Season of Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch” w/ Panasonic VariCam LT, EVA1 Cameras
Original Productions Lenses 15th Season of Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch” w/ Panasonic VariCam LT, EVA1 Cameras
20-hour shooting days in challenging locations and conditions; shot in Pro Res 4:2:2 HQ (VariCam LT) and 4:2:2 All-Intra 1080p (EVA1)
The new season of the Emmy Award-winning docuseries “Deadliest Catch,” premiering today, April 9 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel, was shot on the forbidding Bering Sea with seven VariCam LT 4K and 17 AU-EVA1 5.7 K cinema cameras. Produced for Discovery by Original Productions, “Deadliest Catch”—a perennial hit--portrays the real-life events aboard fishing vessels during the Alaskan king craband snow crab fishing seasons.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Dolby Atmos to Three Mix Stage
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Dolby Atmos to Three Mix Stage
Sony Pictures now has seven mix stages that support Dolby Atmos and plans to have nine within the next few years
As part of the ongoing expansion of its sound resources, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has upgraded three mix stages on the Sony Pictures lot to support sound mixing for film and television in the immersive Dolby Atmos format. Among them is the 344-seat Cary Grant Theatre, the studio’s largest. Sony Pictures now has seven mix stages that support Dolby Atmos and plans to have nine within the next few years. The first project slated for an immersive mix in the upgraded theaters is Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man™: Far from Home, which makes its way to North American theaters on July 5, 2019.
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Matrox Launches the Monarch EDGE 4K/Multi-HD Webcasting and Remote Production Encoder
Matrox Monarch EDGE H.264 encoder delivers exceptional-quality, low-latency 4:2:2 10-bit video at up to UHD or quad HD for webcasting and remote production applications
Matrox® Video today launches Matrox Monarch EDGE, a 4K/multi-HD, low-latency encoder for webcasting and remote integration (REMI) applications. A powerful H.264 encoder that can flourish in any workflow, Matrox Monarch EDGE is capable of delivering resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 for 4:2:2 10-bit, broadcast-quality video. This new encoder also offers flexible, future-proofed 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 over 25 GbE connectivity, plus versatile multi-protocol support including RTMP, SRT, MPEG-2, and RTSP. Video professionals, system integrators, and broadcasting organizations are now equipped to easily address demanding requirements in new, emerging, and existing webcasting, REMI, and high-density contribution workflows.
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Rebecca Niles Joins Derby as Executive Producer
Rebecca Niles Joins Derby as Executive Producer
Prior work for brands including WeWork, ESPN, Nike, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Aruba Tourism Board and British Airways; producer of content including Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story with Eminem, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, plus hit shows Sneaker Shopping and Hot Ones
Derby today announces the appointment of Rebecca Niles as Executive Producer. Niles brings strong leadership, strategic vision and deep production experience. Her background includes a previous two-year stint with Derby as head of production plus prior work for brands including WeWork, ESPN, Nike, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Aruba Tourism Board and British Airways. She also produced a variety of content for Complex Networks such as Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story with Eminem, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, plus hit shows Sneaker Shopping and Hot Ones. In her new role, she will grow Derby’s creative roster, expand opportunities for its directors, and partner with agencies and brands to create inspired content.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR
Blackmagic Design Announces New HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR
The world's first 8K broadcast deck with advanced H.265 recording, touch screen interface, internal cache, built in scopes, HDR, traditional deck control and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR a new innovative broadcast deck with advanced H.265 8K recording combined with touch screen user interface and traditional broadcast deck controls. HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR will be available in June 2019 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$4995.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K
Blackmagic Design Announces New Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K
New advanced 8K HDMI monitoring solution with dual on screen scope overlays, HDR, 33 point 3D LUTs and monitor calibration for professional, color accurate SDI monitoring on HDMI 8K screens, $1295
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K HDR, a new advanced 8K HDMI monitoring solution with dual on screen scope overlays, HDR, 33 point 3D LUTs and monitor calibration for professional, color accurate SDI monitoring on HDMI 8K screens. Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K HDR will be available in May 2019 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$1,295.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Constellation 8K with Built-in Fairlight Mixing in Industry's Largest Live Production Audio Mixer
Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Constellation 8K with Built-in Fairlight Mixing in Industry's Largest Live Production Audio Mixer
Powerful 8K switcher with 8K DVE, standards converted 8K inputs, 8K SuperSource, 8K chroma key and 8K MultiView, 16 hardware keyers, 156 channels of audio, and much more
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Constellation 8K a major new high end live production switcher with 8K capability that lets customers create content for the next generation of the television industry. ATEM Constellation 8K is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$9,995.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro G2 Camera
Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro G2 Camera
Next generation URSA Mini Pro camera features new electronics, Super 35 4.6K HDR image sensor, 15 stops of dynamic range, 300 fps high frame rate shooting, Blackmagic RAW and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2, a second generation URSA Mini Pro camera featuring fully redesigned electronics and a new Super 35mm 4.6K image sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range that combine to support high frame rate shooting at up to 300 frames per second. In addition, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 supports Blackmagic RAW and features a new USB-C expansion port for direct recording to external disks.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16
Revolutionary new quick cut page, 8K editing, neural engine with face recognition, GPU scopes, faster Fusion, 3D audio and more! See it in NAB Booth #SL216
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 16, a major update that adds a revolutionary new cut page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines. In addition, DaVinci Resolve 16 includes dozens of other new features for professional editors, colorists, VFX artists and sound engineers. DaVinci Resolve 16 public beta is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design web site.
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AJA Introduces New Tools and Feature Packed Updates at NAB 2019
AJA Introduces New Tools and Feature Packed Updates at NAB 2019
New Ki Pro GO H.264 multi-channel HD/SD recorder/player, 14 openGear converter cards, two new IP video transmitters, updates featuring improvements for its FS-HDR HDR/WCG Converter, Desktop and Mobile I/O products, AJA Control Room software, HDR Image Analyzer, and HELO recorder/streamer
AJA Video Systems today at NAB 2019, Stand SL2416, announced new solutions and updates that streamline how broadcast, production, post and AV professionals bring audiences dynamic, multi-format content, including the new Ki Pro GO H.264 multi-channel HD/SD recorder/player. Also new to the lineup are 14 openGear converter cards featuring DashBoard software support, two new IP video transmitters that bridge HDMI and 3G-SDI signals to SMPTE ST 2110 and the Corvid 44 12G I/O card for AJA Developers. AJA also introduced updates featuring improvements for its FS-HDR HDR/WCG Converter, Desktop and Mobile I/O products, AJA Control Room software, HDR Image Analyzer, and HELO recorder/streamer.
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Frame.io is Now Natively Integrated into DaVinci Resolve 16
Frame.io is Now Natively Integrated into DaVinci Resolve 16
More than an integration, Frame.io is now a native feature set, tightly woven into the fabric of DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio
Frame.io, the world’s leading video review and collaboration platform used by over 700K filmmakers and media professionals, just announced that their powerful collaboration toolset is now natively integrated into DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio, in partnership with Blackmagic Design. Built entirely on the now public Frame.io API, Frame.io in DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio is now available in open beta and can be downloaded here. Watch now: Introducing Frame.io in DaVinci Resolve 16.
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Amazon Web Services' New Accelerated Transcoding Delivers 25x Faster Speeds; Showing at NAB Booth SU2202
Amazon Web Services' New Accelerated Transcoding Delivers 25x Faster Speeds; Showing at NAB Booth SU2202
Enables high-resolution streaming of on-demand content for broadcasters and over-the-top providers
Today Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) an Amazon.com company, announced availability of Accelerated Transcoding, a new feature within AWS Elemental MediaConvert that enables broadcasters, over-the-top (OTT) distributors, and other premium content providers to complete their video transcoding projects up to 25 times faster. EPIX, a 24-hour premium TV network, now uses Accelerated Transcoding to convert 4K UHD content for streaming to approximately 70 million U.S. pay TV homes. Accelerated Transcoding will be demonstrated publicly for the first time during the 2019 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) April 8-11 in AWS booth SU2202.
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Introducing the Frame.io Developer Platform and Zapier Integration
Introducing the Frame.io Developer Platform and Zapier Integration
Build a video workflow customized to your needs, plug into an existing integration, or connect Frame.io to more than 1,300 apps through our integration with Zapier.
Frame.io, is making its API publicly available to everyone, starting today. Now, teams can further streamline their video workflow to fit their exact needs. Watch now: The Frame.io Developer Platform.
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NewTek Introduces Groundbreaking New Software-Driven Products at NAB 2019
NewTek Introduces Groundbreaking New Software-Driven Products at NAB 2019
Revolutionary automation, limitless live production software, and 4K NDI® converters simplify and expand user capabilities in unprecedented ways
Building on its position as the leader in Software and IP video at NAB 2019, NewTek announced today major new software-driven products utilizing the universal power of IP video, giving customers breakthrough capabilities and unprecedented options that seek to transform the video industry. From truly cutting-edge show automation, to full live production software designed to run on today’s powerful workstations and servers, to 4K baseband-to-NDI conversion, NewTek’s NAB 2019 product announcements include: Live Story Creator, unlimited recording, multiple simultaneous aspect ratio production, and major advances in Premium Access capabilities, VMC™Software, TriCaster®410 Plus and new Spark Plus™converter products including a 4K model that offers customers unprecedented power and ease of use.
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Telestream Wirecast Integrates Limelight MMD Live Video Streaming
Telestream Wirecast Integrates Limelight MMD Live Video Streaming
New collaboration increases business agility for content producers of many types; creates new revenue streams through intuitive personalized ad insertion
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced it is collaborating with Limelight Networks, Inc., a leading provider of edge cloud services, to integrate Limelight Multi-device Media Delivery (MMD) Live into Telestream’s multi-award winning Wirecast live streaming production software.
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Ikegami Exhibiting New 4K, IP, and HDR Solutions at NAB Show 2019
Ikegami Exhibiting New 4K, IP, and HDR Solutions at NAB Show 2019
Booth #C7925: Unveiling New 4K Camera and Accessory Products, Virtual Control Panel, HDR Option for HLM-60 Series Monitors, and More
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will be introducing several new 4K, IP & HDR solutions at the 2019 NAB Show. This year’s convention will be held April 6-11 at The Las Vegas Convention Center, with exhibits running April 8-11.
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Avid Introduces All-New Media Composer, Pioneers ACES Support in NLEs, and Expands NEXIS to the Cloud
Avid Introduces All-New Media Composer, Pioneers ACES Support in NLEs, and Expands NEXIS to the Cloud
Inventor of the nonlinear video editing category, Avid reimagines its flagship Media Composer for a new generation of media makers and resets the bar for excellence
Avid® today announced Media Composer®, its flagship video editing system, has been redesigned and reimagined for today’s—and tomorrow’s—generation of media makers. Unveiled at Connect 2019, the industry’s most powerful gathering of media and entertainment users, the all-new Media Composer 2019 will be in the spotlight starting Monday, April 8 at the NAB Show in Avid’s booth (#SU801).
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Boris FX’s High-End Sapphire Visual Effects Plug-ins Add OFX Support for Autodesk Flame
Boris FX’s High-End Sapphire Visual Effects Plug-ins Add OFX Support for Autodesk Flame
Brings major creative firepower and increased workflow efficiency to Flame 2020
Boris FX Sapphire, the essential visual effects suite, will soon be available as an OFX plug-in for Autodesk Flame. Autodesk’s upcoming 2020 release includes new support for OFX plug-ins, marking a significant transition for the advanced 3D VFX and compositing software — and Sapphire 2019 is ready. Technology previews of Sapphire 2019 OFX plugins working inside the future Flame 2020 release are available at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), April 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Booth SL7620.
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MTI Film Announces ProRes RAW Support in CORTEX v5.2
CORTEX v5.2 now takes advantage of these benefits throughout your workflow, from dailies through color correction, with the ability to deliver high quality HDR output
MTI Film, developer of the industry-acclaimed post-production software CORTEX, has added a powerful new feature, support for ProRes RAW. Our exciting update will be presented at NAB 2019 as part of MTI’s latest upgrade to CORTEX. The new CORTEX 5.2 version supports ProRes RAW at all frame sizes, leveraging the ability to work directly with the camera sensor’s pristine raw image data for finer control during color correction. Since ProRes RAW has phenomenal performance and high quality, it provides our customers with a format ideal for high-dynamic-range (HDR) content creation.
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FilmLight introduces ProRes RAW native support
Support for ProRes RAW implemented in the core FilmLight 5.2 software, making it available at every stage of the pipeline
The latest version of the core Baselight software, version 5.2, and Daylight now support native access to the ProRes RAW format. This is one of the first full implementations of the ProRes RAW format from a world-leading professional colour grading application. The high-quality ProRes RAW image format is now available on cameras from a wide range of vendors, including Canon, Panasonic and Nikon via Atomos recorders, and directly on the DJI Inspire 2 with a Zenmuse X7 camera.
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Assimilate’s SCRATCH Among First to Support Apple’s ProRes RAW
Ubiquitous Format Enables Streamlined Dailies and Post-Production Workflows
Assimilate today announced its SCRATCH software product line is among the first to support Apple’s new ProRes RAW acquisition and compression format. Dailies and post-production artists will now be able to read and import ProRes RAW files into SCRATCH for streamlined workflows, from dailies through post-production.
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Telestream Switch Supports ProRes RAW
Telestream Switch Supports ProRes RAW
Switch: World’s first cross-platform playback tool to include support for ProRes RAW; NAB attendees can see Switch support for ProRes RAW at NAB booth SL3308
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that its multi-format video player and encoder, Switch, will include support for ProRes RAW. Switch customers rely on the professional, advanced media file inspection and correction capabilities within Switch, and they can now use those same tools with ProRes RAW files. The powerful Switch benefits include the ability to preview camera footage prior to converting it to other formats, trim video to save disk space, inspect and modify the file properties, and convert media into lightweight formats for wide distribution.
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Vizrt to Demonstrate Adobe Creative Cloud Workflows, Integration With Additional Partners at NAB Show
Vizrt to Demonstrate Adobe Creative Cloud Workflows, Integration With Additional Partners at NAB Show
Vizrt (Booth SL3316) to show workflows with Adobe in and other partners at multiple locations during NAB Show 2019
Vizrt, the world’s leading provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators, provides tools that work hand-in-hand with the Adobe® Creative Cloud®, giving media companies efficient workflows for managing graphics and video throughout the production pipeline. Visit Vizrt at NAB 2019 on stand SL3316 to see how Vizrt tools integrate with Adobe in action.
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RED to Showcase 8K Workflow and Latest Cameras at NAB 2019
RED to Showcase 8K Workflow and Latest Cameras at NAB 2019
RED Demo Room in North Hall (N201LMR); Also presenting at the inaugural 8K Seminar, on panels, and in partner booths
RED Digital Cinema® will showcase the soon to be released RED R3D® SDK for NVIDIA® CUDA-accelerated platforms, alongside the DSMC2 MONSTRO® 8K VV, GEMINI® 5K S35 and the new RED RANGER™ all-in-one camera system at the RED Demo Room in North Hall (N201LMR) at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 8-11.
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DP Matthew Libatique, ASC at NAB Show for ICG; Birds of a Feather Session and Other Appearances by ICG Members Featured Throughout Event
DP Matthew Libatique, ASC at NAB Show for ICG; Birds of a Feather Session and Other Appearances by ICG Members Featured Throughout Event
The two-time Oscar® nominee Libatique (A Star Is Born, Iron Man, Black Swan) will explain his approach to lighting, color and a musical feel to camera movement that enhances the story and maintains narrative flow.
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) is programming two events at the upcoming NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center while many ICG members will be appearing throughout the event on over 15 panels and sessions covering a wide range of industry challenges.
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Blackmagic Design Announces NAB 2019 Customer Booth Speakers
Blackmagic Design Announces NAB 2019 Customer Booth SpeakersBlackmagic Design announced today the schedule for presentations by a variety of filmmakers, streamers and broadcasters at its booth during the 2019 NAB show. The presentations will provide a look at the vision and techniques used by customers with a variety of Blackmagic Design products. The presentations will take place in between DaVinci Resolve Studio demo sessions on the main stage at the Blackmagic Design Booth (SL216).
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Matrox at NAB 2019 — Product Preview
Matrox at NAB 2019 — Product Preview
Company to showcase full range of award-winning HD and 4K/multi-HD encoders, cutting-edge SMTPE ST 2110 NIC and hardware codec cards, and high-performance 4K IP KVM extenders, Booth SL3811
At NAB 2019 (booth SL3811), Matrox® will showcase its full range of award-winning HD and 4K/multi-HD encoders, cutting-edge SMTPE ST 2110 NIC and hardware codec cards, and high-performance 4K IP KVM extenders.
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Pond5 Announces Plan to Build a New Marketplace of Premium Video Footage Shot With ProRes RAW
Pond5 Announces Plan to Build a New Marketplace of Premium Video Footage Shot With ProRes RAW
New initiative provides filmmakers with the opportunity to reach a global audience while earning incremental revenue from their ProRes RAW video work
Global video marketplace Pond5 today announced a plan to create a new collection of royalty-free licensable video shot with Apple’s recently released ProRes RAW codec.
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EditShare Adds Support for Dolby Vision HDR Compliance Testing
EditShare QScan support for Dolby Vision HDR workflows expands compliance verification options for certified Dolby Vision mastering houses
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, media asset management (MAM) and automated quality control (AQC), is providing Dolby Vision certified mastering post-production facilities new HDR compliance verification capabilities with its QScan product line. Bringing extraordinary image depth and color to productions, Dolby Vision is the preferred HDR technology for major studios, creatives, and streaming service providers.
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New JVC Hardware Encoder Delivers Real-Time HEVC Compression for Bandwidth Savings
New JVC Hardware Encoder Delivers Real-Time HEVC Compression for Bandwidth Savings
Powered by an all-hardware compression chip, the portable BR-EN900 provides broadcast-quality HEVC encoding up to 1080p60 with 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling
(Wayne, NJ--April 4, 2019) JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the ProHD BR-EN900 encoder designed for studio and remote production, ENG, live streaming from sports venues, and point-to-point HD video contribution. Powered by an all-hardware compression chip, the portable BR-EN900 provides broadcast-quality HEVC (H.265) encoding up to 1080p60 with 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling.
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Pond5 Launches New 8K, 6K, 5K, and 4K RED Camera Footage Collection and Search Filter for Premium RED Content
Pond5 Launches New 8K, 6K, 5K, and 4K RED Camera Footage Collection and Search Filter for Premium RED Content
Brand new cinema-quality collection featuring video shot exclusively on RED Digital Cinema cameras provides endless options for creative high-resolution editing
Recognizing the growing need for video captured in the highest definition possible, global content marketplace Pond5 today launched a brand new premium footage collection featuring 8K, 6K, 5K, and 4K video shot exclusively on RED Digital Cinema cameras. In addition, Pond5 has debuted a new "RED Camera" ​search filter for video on its site, allowing customers to easily discover hundreds of thousands of clips created with RED’s award-winning cameras within its library of more than 14 million video clips.
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