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Alkemy X Adds Creative Director Rupert Cresswell
Cresswell's previous clients include Adidas, Samsung, Jaguar, Ford, Google, Sky One and Fox Searchlight
Alkemy X has hired Rupert Cresswell as Creative Director. He will work closely with Executive Producer Eve Ehrich to continue to build the company’s design and animation team, working across branded and entertainment projects. Cresswell comes to Alkemy X from MPC, where he spent nearly eight years as a director and creative director working on projects for top clients such as Adidas, Samsung, Jaguar, Ford, Google, Sky One and Fox Searchlight.
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Cinegy Opens Istanbul Office
Cinegy's extensive customer base in Turkey includes the area’s largest media groups, training institutions and corporate customers
Cinegy GmbH, the premier provider of media technology and production solutions, has announced the opening of a new office in Istanbul - Cinegy Medya AŞ - in order to provide faster and higher quality customer services to its business partners, system integrators and customers in the local region.
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News: Maxon and Red Giant Merger Completed
News: Maxon and Red Giant Merger Completed
Senior leadership announced
Maxon, the developers of professional 3D software solutions and Red Giant, creators of unique tools for editors, VFX artists, and motion designers, are pleased to announce the completion of all financial and regulatory agreements required to complete their merger. Additionally, key appointments in executive leadership have been revealed.
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AJA Ships HDR Image Analyzer 12G with 8K Support
AJA Ships HDR Image Analyzer 12G with 8K Support
Developed in partnership with Colorfront, HDR Image Analyzer 12G supports up to 8K/UHD2 HDR monitoring and analysis for high raster content over 12G-SDI
AJA Video Systems is now shipping HDR Image Analyzer 12G, the powerful, real-time HDR and WCG monitoring and analysis platform featuring 12G-SDI connectivity. Developed in partnership with Colorfront, HDR Image Analyzer 12G supports up to 8K/UHD2 HDR monitoring and analysis for high raster content over 12G-SDI, with the simplicity of single-cable connectivity for higher bandwidth workflows.
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Park Pictures Signs Grammy-Nominated Director Savanah Leaf
Savanah’s experience as a 2012 Olympian volleyball athlete lends unique insight which she has applied to successful directorial collaborations with Nike, Adidas, and Fila, among others
Bicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed Grammy-nominated director Savanah Leaf for U.S. representation. Savanah’s experience as a 2012 Olympian volleyball athlete lends unique insight which she has applied to successful directorial collaborations with Nike, Adidas, and Fila, among others.
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PEOPLE NEWS: Washington Square Films Signs Swedish Director Jakob Ström
Ström’s skills across all genres can be seen in his cinematic work for brands including CARE, Suntrust Foundation and LIDL, among others
New York-based commercial and film production company Washington Square Films has signed Jakob Ström for U.S. representation. A short film, commercial and music video director with decades of industry experience, Jakob Ström’s natural talent for uncovering humanity and genuine emotion across all genres can be seen in his cinematic work for brands including CARE, Suntrust Foundation and LIDL, among others.
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Japan's TETSUJIN Inc. Uses Blackmagic Design Universal Videohubs and More Than 1,000 Mini Converters
Japan's TETSUJIN Inc. Uses Blackmagic Design Universal Videohubs and More Than 1,000 Mini Converters
Company uses Universal Videohub 72 and Smart Videohub 40x40 routers, as well as a huge number of Mini Converters and Micro Converters for centralized management and control of their karaoke media operations
Blackmagic Design today announced that TETSUJIN Inc., a Japanese company that runs Karaoke-no-Tetsujin, a chain of karaoke venues, uses Universal Videohub 72 and Smart Videohub 40x40 routers, as well as a huge number of Mini Converters and Micro Converters for centralized management and control of their karaoke media operations.
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Sonnet Announces Pro Dual-Slot Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader for CFexpress 2.0 Type B and XQD Media
CFexpress 2.0 Type B is a new, ultra-fast recording media developed to support the requirements of shooting 4K and 6K RAW video
Sonnet Technologies today announced the SF3™ Series – CFexpress™ / XQD™ Pro Card Reader, the latest model in its expanding family of professional media readers. The SF3 Series – CFexpress / XQD Pro Card Reader features dual card slots and a 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 interface. CFexpress 2.0 Type B is a new, ultra-fast recording media developed to support the requirements of shooting 4K and 6K RAW video and continuous capture of high-megapixel photos. XQD cards have been available for several years and share the same form factor and connector as CFexpress 2.0 Type B media.
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Maxon Cinema 4D customers recognized during 2020 awards season
Maxon Cinema 4D customers recognized during 2020 awards season
Maxon Cinema 4D Powers The Lion King, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home
Maxon, the leading technology developer of professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution, congratulates its Cinema 4D customers Territory Studio, Perception, Cantina Creative and KTM Productions for their outstanding visual effects in 2019. Their work on The Lion King, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, received numerous awards and nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Visual Effects Society, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Hollywood Foreign Press, and others.
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Nice Shoes Signs Editor JK Carrington
Carrington counts among her top-tier clients Katy Perry for “Killer Queen,” Walgreens, Always, Lil Yachty x Nautica, Nike, NFL, White House Black Market, and many more
NYC-based creative studio Nice Shoes has signed editor JK Carrington (she/her) for representation as part of its recently-launched editorial division. Boasting a diverse portfolio of editing and sound design work for brands and agencies--and credits across the broadcast media, documentary and advertising industries--she informs her passion for creative storytelling with her extensive arts and design education. Her editing style openly syncs with audio, fusing the edit with a unique blend of sound, music and pacing. She counts among her top-tier clients Katy Perry for “Killer Queen,” Walgreens, Always, Lil Yachty x Nautica, Nike, NFL, White House Black Market, and many more.
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Durable Goods Signs Director Sam Ciaramitaro
Ciaramitaro has helmed spots for such top brands as Coca-Cola, Delta, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Morgan Stanley, Nationwide, Porsche, Toyota and U.S. Army
Venice, CA-based production company Durable Goods has signed director and producer Sam Ciaramitaro for U.S. commercial representation. An accomplished director and producer who has honed his craft over the years, learning valuable skills for directing while producing with over two decades of experience under his belt, Ciaramitaro specializes in delivering poignant stories often in an anthemic way, featuring people from all walks of life, including athletes, families and beyond. In his work across episodic and sports documentaries, his genuine interest in human emotion drives his exploratory process. He takes the time to build rapport with his subjects, often traveling to them to observe and understand them in their own environment, resulting in compelling, authentic performances
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Sony Launches Next-generation 4K HDR Monitors in TRIMASTER Series
New 24’’ and 18.4’’ PVM-X Series Achieve 100 Percent Color Gamut of the Industry-Leading BVM-HX310 Master Monitor and an All-white Luminance of 1,000 cd/㎡
Sony Electronics today announced U.S. availability of a new set of high-grade 4K HDR monitors from Sony’s TRIMASTER range. The PVM-X2400 (24’’) and the PVM-X1800 (18.4’’) professional 4K HDR monitors—first unveiled and demonstrated at the BSC Expo 2020 in London — set new standards in professional monitor performance.
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Telestream to Showcase Latest Cloud Media Processing & Video Quality Monitoring Ecosystem at NAB 2020
Telestream booth moves to the front of the South Lower Hall to accommodate continued growth and expansion
At NAB 2020, on booth SL6,Telestream®, a leading provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, will demonstrate new enhancements to Vantage Cloud Port, PRISM, and its iQ monitoring solutions from a new location in the front of NAB’s South Lower Hall.
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Good Eats: The Return! Capturing Cinematic Cooking with the Panasonic VariCam LT and AU-EVA1
Good Eats: The Return! Capturing Cinematic Cooking with the Panasonic VariCam LT and AU-EVA1
Former DP Alton Brown returns as host, with strong feelings about cameras and the visual language of Good Eats: The Return on Food Network
A combination of Julia Child, Mr. Wizard and Monty Python, Good Eats, created and hosted by Alton Brown, was a television cooking show that ran from 1999 – 2011 on the Food Network and Cooking Channel. In a bright and inventive way, Brown would explore the science and technique behind cooking, the history of foods, and would evaluate different kinds of cooking tools. After an eight-year hiatus, Good Eats relaunched as Good Eats: The Return on Food Network with a brand-new look. The show is directed by Brown and shot with Panasonic VariCam LT and AU-EVA1 cinema cameras by cinematographer Lamar Owen.
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Italian Creative Agency Uses Blackmagic Design Ultimatte 12 for Building Virtual Studio Sets
Italian Creative Agency Uses Blackmagic Design Ultimatte 12 for Building Virtual Studio Sets
Italy’s ViSo Video Solutions upgraded its virtual reality studios with Ultimatte 12 compositing processors, URSA Broadcast cameras, and ATEM switchers
Blackmagic Design today announced that ViSo Video Solutions has upgraded its virtual reality studios, relying on Ultimatte 12 compositing processors and URSA Broadcast cameras, to produce national television commercials and shows, for clients such as Sky Italia, Mediaset, ESL and Netco Sports. Founded in 2010, the company not only offers clients its VR services, it also creates all computer generated (CG) and 3D assets needed in house, and provides all post production which includes editing and grading in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Live Streams Powered by AJA HELO Help Cornell Big Red Fans Get in the Game
Live Streams Powered by AJA HELO Help Cornell Big Red Fans Get in the Game
Cornell provides live match coverage of 16 sports via ESPN+ and the international Ivy League Network on Stretch Internet, plus social media channels
For Cornell University Athletics’ multimedia and production arm, downtime is unusual. Between streaming regular matches for 16 sports to ESPN+ and the international Ivy League Network on Stretch Internet, as well as ancillary content to its social media channels, the department keeps a packed schedule. To manage the workload and bring Big Red fans high quality video coverage of their favorite sports, it uses AJA HELO H.264 streaming and recording devices in a range of streaming configurations, including direct RTMP streaming to ESPN+ and Stretch Internet.
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Autodesk Congratulates 2020 VFX & Animation Academy Award Nominees
Autodesk Congratulates 2020 VFX & Animation Academy Award Nominees
Autodesk tools have helped teams across the globe collaborate and create standout visuals for this year’s top VFX and animated films nominated for Oscars, BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Annies and VES Awards
For the 25th consecutive year, Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment Collection of tools for artists and creatives have played a leading role in the Academy Award nominated films in the VFX and animation categories. From galactic space adventures, to photoreal wildlife and African savannahs, to heroic battles, Autodesk 3ds Max, Arnold, Flame, Lustre, Maya and Shotgun have helped teams across the globe collaborate and create standout visuals for this year’s top VFX and animated films nominated for Oscars, BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Annies and VES Awards.
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DigitalFilm Tree Taps Nancy Jundi as COO
DigitalFilm Tree Taps Nancy Jundi as COO
Industry Vet Joins Award-Winning Innovator
DigitalFilm Tree, a leading post-production innovator and software development company has announced that Nancy Jundi has joined their award-winning team as chief operational officer. Jundi brings a wealth of experience to her new role, with over 20 years of experience guiding entertainment and technology companies (both start-up and global reach) through exceptional growth challenges. She has been an outside consultant to DFT since 2014 and will now be based in DFT’s Los Angeles headquarters, where she will join Founder and CEO Ramy Katrib in pioneering revolutionary new offerings for DFT and the industry.
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The Colonie Adds Colorist Jennifer Gaida To Head-Up Its New Color Grading Department
Continuing to Expand the Scope of its Capabilities, The Chicago-Based Editorial, Design, Postproduction Company Caps off the Year with the addition of a Color Grading Division Helmed by The Experienced Colorist
The Colonie continues to grow its roster of talent and services with the addition of Colorist Jennifer Gaida to its team. The hiring of the creative and technically savvy talent marks the launch of the Chicago-based company's new color grading division, rounding out the one-stop editing, design, and postproduction boutique's full-roster of high-end services and talent.
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Atomos and Roland Collaboration Streamlines Control of Live Multicam Capture
Atomos and Roland Collaboration Streamlines Control of Live Multicam Capture
Says Atomos CEO Jeromy Young, "The future of multicamera filming relies on lots of different technologies working together seamlessly"
Atomos announces a new technical collaboration that makes recording and monitoring a HD live-switched multicamera shoot on Roland video switcher easier than ever. When recording a feed on an Atomos monitor-recorder from the new Roland V-8HD HD Video Switcher you can now trigger recording directly from the switcher.
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Telestream Founder Dan Castles Returns as CEO
Telestream Founder Dan Castles Returns as CEO
Original Founder and CEO to lead company through next phase of growth
Telestream, a leading global provider of digital media tools, quality monitoring and workflow solutions, today announced that Dan Castles, one of the company’s original founders, has returned as CEO to lead the company through its next phase of growth. Scott Puopolo, who has served as CEO of Telestream since 2017, has decided to step down as CEO. Puopolo successfully developed and advanced Telestream’s strategy, which will drive the company’s growth in the years ahead.
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Sachtler's flowtech100 Eases Production Challenges for Award-Winning 'Skid Row Marathon'
Sachtler's flowtech100 Eases Production Challenges for Award-Winning 'Skid Row Marathon'
World's Fastest Tripod Makes Setup Fast and Easy for Film Crew as They Tell Inspiring Story of the Skid Row Running Club
Sachtler's flowtech100 carbon-fibre tripod was a critical tool in the production of "Skid Row Marathon," an award-winning documentary from filmmakers Gabriele Hayes and Mark Hayes. "Skid Row Marathon" tells the inspiring story of Superior Court Judge Craig J. Mitchell and the people of the Skid Row Running Club in Los Angeles, who have turned their lives around through the empowering sport of long-distance running.
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Reaction Digital, LLC launches Nationwide Community TV – An Online Community Network for Video Professionals
Reaction Digital, LLC launches Nationwide Community TV – An Online Community Network for Video Professionals
Reaction Digital, LLC launches Nationwide Community TV – an online community network
Reaction Digital, LLC today announced the launch of Nationwide Community TV at www.Community.video.
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Audio Design Desk Debuts Transformative Sound Design App, Shortlisted for SXSW Innovation Awards
Instant access to 20,000 sounds right from your keyboard redefines the art of cinematic sound design, lands add.app on SXSW Innovation Shortlist
Audio Design Desk, an entirely new breed of Digital Audio Workstation that uses AI-assisted content creation tools to enable filmmakers, editors, sound designers and creators to produce cinema-quality sound in seconds, has made its official debut in the media and entertainment market. The brand new audio creation tool is already earning industry accolades, being named on the shortlist of the 2020 SXSW Innovation Awards in the Music & Audio category.
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Global Number One Hit "Dance Monkey" Video Edited and Gaded in DaVinci Resolve Studio
Global Number One Hit "Dance Monkey" Video Edited and Gaded in DaVinci Resolve Studio
itting number one in more than 30 countries, seven times platinum and a number one song in Australia for 22 weeks, the video has been viewed on YouTube more than half a billion times
Blackmagic Design today announced that the “Dance Monkey” music video by Tones and I was edited and graded by Australia’s Visible Studios using Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Studio. “Dance Monkey” is Australian singer and songwriter Tones and I’s top charting song, hitting number one in more than 30 countries, seven times platinum and a number one song in Australia for 22 weeks. The video has been viewed on YouTube more than half a billion times and has been nominated for numerous awards such as Best Music Video of the Year at the recent ARIA Awards.
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American Society of Cinematographers Awards: Top Honors for "1917", "Lighthouse", "Honeyland", and "The Handmaid's Tale"
American Society of Cinematographers Awards: Top Honors for "1917",  "Lighthouse", "Honeyland", and "The Handmaid's Tale"
With the exception of Roger Deakins, all of the awards were handed out to first-time winners
The Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture went to Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for “1917” at tonight’s 34thAmerican Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. Jarin Blaschke took the Spotlight Award for “The Lighthouse,” and Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma won the inaugural Documentary Award for “Honeyland.” In the TV categories, winners included Colin Watkinson, ASC, BSC for “The Handmaid’s Tale;” John Conroy, ISC for “The Terror: Infamy;” and C. Kim Miles, CSC, MySC for “Project Blue Book.”
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Sundance's "This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection" Nominated for Grand Jury Prize, Edited with DaVinci Resolve
Sundance's "This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection" Nominated for Grand Jury Prize, Edited with DaVinci Resolve
Director-Producer-Editor Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese says, "When I tried DaVinci Resolve for the first time, I rediscovered my passion and enthusiasm for editing"
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to edit, grade and finish Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese's fiction feature debut, “This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection.” The film, which has its international premiere at Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic competition. Global sales rights have now been picked up by Memento Film's cinema arthouse label, Artscope.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers a Soundtrack Packed with Action and Laughs for “Bad Boys for Life”
The film, which debuted on January 17 in North America, broke several box office records its opening weekend
For its award-winning sound team from Sony Pictures Post Production Services (which includes Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer Steven Ticknor, Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer Tony Lamberti, Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell, Supervising Sound Editor Andrew DeCristofaro, Supervising ADR Editor Becky Sullivan and Sound Designer Laurent Kossayan), Bad Boys for Life’s infectious blend of full throttle action and side-splitting comedy presented unique challenges. Car chases, gun battles, explosions and other forms of mayhem—all requiring robust sound treatment—occur throughout the film, but the story is driven by the hilarious bad-boy banter between Mike and Marcus. Capitalizing on every twist and turn of the action sequences while allowing the humor to punch through required the sound artists to bring their A game.
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Alchemy Post Sound Provides Foley for Nine Sundance Films
Alchemy's nine films include include three participating in the festival’s prestigious U.S. Dramatic Competition and two included in its Premieres track
Continuing its long association with the world’s best independent films, Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley sound services for nine films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. They include three films participating in the festival’s prestigious U.S. Dramatic Competition and two included in its Premieres track. Alchemy Post Sounds’ team for the projects included Foley artist Leslie Bloome, Foley Mixer Ryan Collison, Foley artist Joanna Fang, Foley mixer Connor Nagy and Foley editors Nick Seaman and Laura Heinzinger.
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ATTO Technology and Dell EMC Collaboration Enables the Connection of SAS LTO Tape Libraries to Ethernet Networks
ATTO Technology and Dell EMC Collaboration Enables the Connection of SAS LTO Tape Libraries to Ethernet Networks
ATTO XstreamCORE ET 8200 Storage Controllers now available directly from Dell EMC
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for over 30 years, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Dell EMC™ that enables LTO SAS tape library sharing over Ethernet networks.
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More Than 50 Projects at 2020 Sundance Film Festival Used Blackmagic Design
More Than 50 Projects at 2020 Sundance Film Festival Used Blackmagic Design
A variety of projects both edited and graded in DaVinci Resolve Studio, as well as shot with Blackmagic Design cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced that more than 50 projects at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival used Blackmagic Design gear, including its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading, VFX and audio post production software, and more.
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Matrox to Develop Embedded Graphics Cards with NVIDIA, Solutions Purpose-Built for Next-Generation Video Walls
Matrox to leverage industry-renowned NVIDIA Quadro embedded GPU architecture to enable the development of best-in-class graphics cards
Matrox® today announced a collaboration with NVIDIA for the development of a new range of multi-display embedded graphics cards purpose-built for high-density video walls. Leveraging NVIDIA’s industry-renowned GPU technology, Matrox will design graphics innovations powered by a custom-built Quadro® embedded GPU to accelerate graphics-intensive video wall applications in commercial and 24/7 critical environments.
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Sim Post New York, Toronto and LA, Prepare Four Independent Films for Sundance Premieres
A long-time supporter of independent film, Sim provided post-production finishing services for four ground-breaking films premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
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TD Lutz Conneus Adapts to Client AV Demands with AJA Gear
TD Lutz Conneus Adapts to Client AV Demands with AJA Gear
AJA tools for live production chameleon includes HELO H.264 streamer/recorder, the Io 4K audio and video I/O device, and the Ki Pro Ultra Plus digital recorder, among others
No working day is ever the same for Freelance Technical Director Lutz Conneus. In any given week, the Hamburg, Germany-based professional can be found developing a live stream workflow for a local public broadcaster, live streaming an indie band’s concert to YouTube, or supporting AV for a corporate launch event. A live production chameleon, he’s able meet a range of live streaming and AV needs using a small arsenal of gear from AJA Video Systems, including the HELO H.264 streamer/recorder, the Io 4K audio and video I/O device, and the Ki Pro Ultra Plus digital recorder, among other tools.
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PlayBox Neo Completes Large-Scale Playout System Upgrade for Olympusat
Olympusat CEO Tom Mohler Lauds Upgrade to PlayBox Neo Version 19 Channel-in-a-Box
Olympusat CEO Tom Mohler applauds PlayBox Neo’s completion of a large-scale playout system upgrade for Olympusat, a leading provider of broadcast media services with 60+ HD Spanish and English-language television networks. The project includes the enhancement of 26 servers to the latest-generation Version 19 Channel-in-a-Box Neo, TitleBoxNeo and SafeBox Neo.
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Sonnet Announces Dual 2.5-Inch SATA SSD PCI Express 3.0 Card With Hardware RAID Controller
Sonnet Announces Dual 2.5-Inch SATA SSD PCI Express 3.0 Card With Hardware RAID Controller
The Fusion Dual 2.5-inch SSD RAID card enables users to install two 2.5-inch SATA SSDs (sold separately) into a full-length PCIe card slot, managed by an onboard RAID controller
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Fusion™ Dual 2.5-inch SSD RAID PCIe® 3.0 card, the latest product in the company's line of high-performance storage cards that enable the installation of SSDs into a computer's or Thunderbolt expansion system's PCIe card slot. The Fusion card includes a hardware RAID controller for drive configuration, plus an external USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB-C port with 15 watts of power.
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Nippon Design Center, Inc. Uses DaVinci Resolve Studio for Real Time Collaboration for Video of TOYOTA’s RHOMBUS
Nippon Design Center, Inc. Uses DaVinci Resolve Studio for Real Time Collaboration for Video of TOYOTA’s RHOMBUS
Japanese VFX firm used DaVinci Resolve Studio’s collaboration features to manage all the material for producing VFX between the Tokyo and Nagoya offices in real time
Blackmagic Design today announced that Nippon Design Center Inc. used DaVinci Resolve Studio for a promotional movie for TOYOTA's new concept car “RHOMBUS." Nippon Design Center used the software as a pipeline tool for VFX to work from both Tokyo and Nagoya office in real time. The TOYOTA “RHOMBUS” is an EV concept car that was proposed on the theme of the values and lifestyles of young people born after 1990.“RHOMBUS” was developed by TMEC, a research and development company based in China, and unveiled at the Shanghai International Motor Show 2019 for the first time.
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SMPTE 2020 Call for Papers Now Open Under New Review Procedure
SMPTE 2020 Call for Papers Now Open Under New Review Procedure
New Two-Phase Process: Abstracts Due March 10 and Full Manuscripts for Shortlisted Entries Due July 10, With Final Paper Selection by Early August
SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, is seeking technical manuscript proposals for the SMPTE 2020 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2020), Nov. 9-12, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles. With this year's call for papers, the Society has introduced a new two-phase submission and review process designed to enhance the quality above the already high standard for SMPTE 2020 presentations and to increase the opportunity for publication in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.
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Panavision supports the artistry of independent filmmakers at Sundance 2020
Panavision supports the artistry of independent filmmakers at Sundance 2020
Leading filmmakers turn to Panavision and Light Iron for production and post-production services ahead of 2020 Sundance Film Festival
With the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on the horizon, Panavision is proud to announce that its products and services are once again key contributors at one of the world’s most influential filmmaking events. Panavision and its post-production subsidiary Light Iron have played a major role in the Sundance lineup, collaborating with independent filmmakers on 30 unique projects screening or competing at this year’s festival, taking place from Jan. 23 – Feb. 2 in Salt Lake City.
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Entries Now Open for 2nd Annual Rom Com Fest
Entries Now Open for 2nd Annual Rom Com Fest
Successful fest returning to downtown Los Angeles, set to run Thursday June 25 - Sunday June 28, 2020
Filmmaker submissions are now open for Rom Com Fest, which will officially be returning to downtown Los Angeles for a second year to run Thursday June 25 - Sunday June 28, 2020. The announcement was made today by the festival’s Founder and Executive Director, Miraya Berke.
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American Society of Cinematographers Appoints Terry McCarthy as CEO
With more than 30 years of experience in journalism, McCarthy is a four-time Emmy® winner and recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Terry McCarthy as CEO of the organization. In this newly created role, McCarthy is responsible for all business matters relating to the Society, including events, educational efforts, and publishing. With more than 30 years of experience in journalism, McCarthy is a four-time Emmy® winner and recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award. He also brings extensive non-profit management experience to the ASC, having previously served as president of the American Academy in Berlin, and prior to that as president and CEO of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.
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Eastern Hills Community Church Upgrades to VariCam LT CineLive Systems
Eastern Hills Community Church Upgrades to VariCam LT CineLive Systems
Colorado church invested in four VariCam LTs as well as an AK-UC3000 4K/HD camera system for in-house IMAG and live streaming
Eastern Hills Community Church, a Christian Reformed Church located in Aurora, CO, has upgraded to Panasonic VariCam LT cameras with CineLive for live production of weekly worship services. In partnership with technology integrator Diversified, the church invested in a total of four VariCam LTs as well as an AK-UC3000 4K/HD camera system in a large-scale replacement of its video system.
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Full range of ARRI Signature Prime Lenses Now Available and Shipping
Full range of ARRI Signature Prime Lenses Now Available and Shipping
Ranging from 12 mm to 280 mm, the lens series features 16 focal lengths; already used on high-profile productions, including “1917,” “Gunpowder Milkshake,” and “Outlander (Season 5)”
ARRI is pleased to announce that the entire range of Signature Prime lenses is now available and shipping. Known for capturing warm, smooth skin tones, with exceptionally soft bokeh and delicate flares, the ARRI Signature Prime lenses are the first full range of large-format lenses designed specifically for digital cinematography. They are the broadest range of large-format lenses available, with 16 focal lengths ranging from 12 mm to 280 mm. The Signature Primes cover all image circles, up to 46 mm, making them compatible with any ARRI or third-party camera with an LPL mount.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Werner Herzog
American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Werner Herzog
The tribute will be made at the 34th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Jan. 25 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will bestow its Board of Governors Award to Oscar® and Emmy® Award nominee Werner Herzog. The tribute will be made at the 34th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Jan. 25 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Tokyo's Digital Garden Graded Eren The Southpaw with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Tokyo's Digital Garden Graded Eren The Southpaw with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Live action drama series “Eren the Southpaw” was graded on DaVinci Resolve Studio at Tokyo’s Digital Garden with an advanced collaborative workflow featuring DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel, DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel and DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel
Blackmagic Design today announced that Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) MBS/ Tokyo Broadcasting System’s (TBS) drama series “Eren the Southpaw” was graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio. The show, a live action drama series based on a manga series by artist Kappy, includes hundreds of shots per episode graded with an advanced collaborative workflow at Tokyo’s Digital Garden using a mix of DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel, and DaVinci Resolve Mini or Micro Panel.
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Goldcrest Post Helps Send Five Films to Sundance
The 40-Year-Old Version, Nine Days, Save Yourselves! and Shirley, have each been accepted in the festival’s prestigious U.S. Dramatic Competition
Goldcrest Post provided post-production services for five films making their world premieres in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Four of those films, The 40-Year-Old Version, Nine Days, Save Yourselves! and Shirley, have each been accepted in the festival’s prestigious U.S. Dramatic Competition. The Truffle Hunters is included in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. The festival is scheduled for January 23 to February 2 in Park City, Utah.
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Deadline Hollywood Upgrades to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Deadline Hollywood Upgrades to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Preeminent site for entertainment news upgrades to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras 4K for all entertainment video interviews and reporting
Blackmagic Design announced today that Deadline Hollywood, the preeminent site for the most up to date breaking news stories in the entertainment industry, recently upgraded their video production unit to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras 4K for all of their entertainment video interviews and reporting.
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Panasonic Announces Three Of The Industry's Smallest And Lightest 4K 60p Professional Camcorders
Panasonic Announces Three Of The Industry's Smallest And Lightest 4K 60p Professional Camcorders
The HC-X1500, HCX2000 and AG-CX10 offer mobility and high performance
Panasonic is proud to announce three of the industry's smallest and lightest 4K 60p camcorders. Not limited by their compact and lightweight designs, the HC-X1500, HCX2000 and AG-CX10 offer a high standard of on-site mobility and portability, as well as the high-quality 4K 60p recording capability demanded by professionals. The Wide-Angle 25mm Lens and 32x i.ZOOM (4K recording) achieve high-spec optical performance thanks to Panasonic's exclusive high-precision AF, which also provides high-speed, accurate focusing for both 4K and Full-HD shooting. The new models have a variety of professional functions, such as Two Manual Rings, an ND Filter, a Built-in LED Video Light*3, and 24-bit High Resolution Linear PCM Audio Recording. Users can further customize the recording formats according to the shooting environment or preference.
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2019 Concerts and Music Festivals Delivered with Blackmagic Design
2019 Concerts and Music Festivals Delivered with Blackmagic Design
Artists and events included Little Mix, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Fall Out Boy and Andrea Bocelli, as well as Festival Beauregard, Rocking the Daisies, Aftershock Festival and Sweden Rock
Blackmagic Design today announced that live production workflows, featuring its products for acquisition, control and delivery, have been used on some of this year's biggest music festivals and concert tours. Artists and events included Little Mix, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Fall Out Boy and Andrea Bocelli, as well as Festival Beauregard, Rocking the Daisies, Aftershock Festival and Sweden Rock.
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EditShare Opens Creative Production Channels for Digital Agency TeamWorks Media
EditShare Opens Creative Production Channels for Digital Agency TeamWorks Media
EditShare collaboration and visual storytelling production platform helps TeamWorks Media craft and deliver digital stories that are steeped in culture and lifestyle
EditShare®, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, media management and intelligent storage solutions, today announced that leading digital agency TeamWorks Media has chosen EditShare workflow solutions as the production foundation for creating its highly engaging brand campaigns. TeamWork Media’s iconic client roster includes The Big Ten Conference, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Northwestern University as well as popular digital media property La Vida Baseball. EditShare’s workflow solutions create a connected workflow, making it easier to share content across the organization with embedded tools to collaborate on projects, streamlining the way producers, editors and copywriters evolve narratives for multiple platforms.
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Technicolor uses Baselight to create light and shade in His Dark Materials
Colourist Jean-Clément Soret integrates CGI and atmospheric shooting
One of the most awaited drama series of 2019, His Dark Materials, produced by Bad Wolf for BBC and HBO, was finished at Technicolor in London. With a story set in a parallel universe that seems like the Britain of a century ago, and with fantastic elements such as giant armoured polar bears and ever-present “daemons” – animal representations of the human soul – the production is a tour de force of visual effects, and therefore somewhat demanding of the colourist, Jean-Clément Soret, using Baselight from FilmLight.
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Dayglo Presents Uses Blackmagic Design for Live Concert Production and Streaming
Dayglo Presents Uses Blackmagic Design for Live Concert Production and Streaming
Concerts and tours supported with ATEM switchers and HyperDecks include Vulfpeck, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Dead & Company, Phil Lesh and Friends, Primus, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Marcus King Band, Chuck Leavell and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that Dayglo Presents is using Blackmagic Design products at the heart of its live production and live streaming workflows, including concerts and tours at its venues and beyond for Vulfpeck, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Dead & Company, Phil Lesh and Friends, Primus, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Marcus King Band, Chuck Leavell and more.
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DAZN Purchases Seven Panasonic AW-UE150 4K/HD PTZ Cameras for “The Pat McAfee Show”
DAZN Purchases Seven Panasonic AW-UE150 4K/HD PTZ Cameras for “The Pat McAfee Show”
DAZN likewise invested in two companion AW-RP150PTZ control surfaces (one each in the Indianapolis and mobile studios), and three Panasonic BT-LH1770 17” Panasonic monitors (two installed in Indianapolis, one in the mobile van)
DAZN, the London-based global over-the-top (OTT) subscription video streaming service that expanded to the United States last year, has invested in seven Panasonic AW-UE150 4K pan/tilt/zoom cameras to support production of its recently-launched daily offering, “The Pat McAfee Show.”
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Red Giant & Maxon To Merge
Red Giant & Maxon To Merge
Leading 3D and Motion Design/VFX Software Companies Unite to Provide Powerful Solutions for Digital Content Creation
Maxon, the developers of professional 3D software solutions and Red Giantcreators of unique tools for editors, VFX artists, and motion designers, today cooperatively announced that the two companies have reached a definitive agreement to merge under the media and entertainment division of Nemetschek Group to better serve the post production and content creation industries. The transaction is expected to close in January 2020, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.
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“Blinded by the Light” Director Gurinder Chadha Joins Bully Pictures
“Blinded by the Light” Director Gurinder Chadha Joins Bully Pictures
Director also known for Bend It Like Beckham is entering the U.S. advertising market for the first time via Bully Pictures
British director Gurinder Chadha, best known for films including Blinded by the Light and Bend It Like Beckham¸ is entering the U.S. advertising market for the first time via Bully Pictures. The Los Angeles-based production company will pursue commercials, branded-content and other advertising-related projects for Chadha, whose films have garnered more than $300 million dollars worldwide, making her one of the UK’s most prolific female directors of all time.
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TV3 Catalonia Upgrades to HD-HDR Production with Leader LV7300
TV3 Catalonia Upgrades to HD-HDR Production with Leader LV7300
TV3 is sourcing from 4K-native Sony cameras with SMPTE-2110 IP connectivity and ITU-R BT 2020 color gamut for high frame rate HD-HDR
Catalonia's public broadcaster Catalan Audiovisual Media Corporation (Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals or CCMA) has chosen Leader's LV7300 rasterizer as the master reference instrument as part of an upgrade to HD-HDR at its Audiovisual Production Centre in Barcelona. The CCMA's primary channel is TV3 Catalonia which is transmitted to viewers in Catalonia, Andorra and the Balearic Islands.
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ESP xMedia and Matrox Offer Breakthrough Cloud-Based, Multi-Camera Workflows
ESP xMedia and Matrox Offer Breakthrough Cloud-Based, Multi-Camera Workflows
The ESPxCloud video platform and Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-HD encoder solution delivers personalized, broadcast-quality productions for unprecedented viewing experiences
ESP xMedia and Matrox® present a game-changing, cloud-based, multi-camera platform for live event and sports production workflows. Leveraging the Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-HD encoder, live event producers can now send up to four exceptional-quality, low-latency Full HD camera feeds to ESP xMedia’s global cloud video platform, ESPxCloud (www.espx.cloud), and allow viewers to select from and switch between multiple broadcast-grade camera views.
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DP Mark Schwartzbard shoots Universal Pictures' "Black Christmas" with Panasonic VariCam 35s
DP Mark Schwartzbard shoots Universal Pictures' "Black Christmas" with Panasonic VariCam 35s
Written and directed by Sophia Takal, lensed by DP Mark Schwartzbard using VariCam 35 with vintage Angenieux 25-250mm zoom lens
As Hawthorne College winds down for the Christmas holidays, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority sisters one by one. Produced by Jason Blum (Halloween, Get Out) for Blumhouse Productions, Black Christmas is a re-imagining of the 1974 cult classic to a 21st century audience. The horror film was directed and co-written by Sophia Takal (Always Shine). Although Takal was a fan of the original film, she wanted to bring attention to contemporary women’s rights issues, in particular the Me-Too movement. The film was shot by cinematographer Mark Schwartzbard (Forever, Master of None) with Panasonic VariCam cinema cameras rented out of Panavision New Zealand. “The original Black Christmas was made in 1974 and it was a Canadian low budget horror movie,” explains Schwartzbard. “A lot of people believe it's the movie that invented the slasher film.”
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Cooke miniS4/i Lenses Capture Unique Wildlife Footage for Seven Worlds, One Planet
Cooke miniS4/i Lenses Capture Unique Wildlife Footage for Seven Worlds, One Planet
DOP Mark MacEwen travelled from Antarctica to the Congo with Cooke lenses
Director of Photography Mark MacEwen traveled thousands of miles with a set of Cooke miniS4/i lenses to shoot selected sequences that feature in the BBC’s latest landmark wildlife series, Seven Worlds, One Planet. The series, which visits all seven continents to document the unique wildlife to be found in each, began airing in the UK in October 2019.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces 67th Annual Golden Reel Award Nominees
Ceremony slated for January 19th in Los Angeles.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 67th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation, computer entertainment and student productions.
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Tokyo's Tohdai Delivers Online College Prep Courses with AJA HELO to Help Med Students Make the Grade
Tokyo's Tohdai Delivers Online College Prep Courses with AJA HELO to Help Med Students Make the Grade
Hayabusa classes are shot on two Sony PXW-X160 cameras with a TASCAM DR-10L pin microphone tapped for audio recording; camera and audio sources are input to a Roland video switcher and routed to HELO for recording
To pass rigorous university entrance exams, prospective Japanese medical students turn to comprehensive online training courses from Tohdai. The Tokyo-based medical software developer and education provider is a leading resource for students, with web-based courses taught through the company’s Hayabusa college preparatory program, captured using hardware from AJA Video Systems.
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Video Progetti Completes Upgrade of Two Outside Broadcast Vans for NEP Italy
Includes enhancements to audio, intercom systems
Italian broadcast systems distributor and systems integrator Video Progetti has announced that it has completed the upgrade of two OB vans – VHD 24 and VHD 26 – for NEP Italy.
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Now Available, Avid S1 Brings Mixing Speed and Software Integration of High-end Pro Consoles to Home Studios
Now Available, Avid S1 Brings Mixing Speed and Software Integration of High-end Pro Consoles to Home Studios
Avid S1 delivers the massive mixing power of larger consoles like the Avid S6, in a more compact and affordable control surface for smaller facilities and projects or home studios
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced the availability of the Avid S1 audio control surface designed for music mixing, audio post and video production artists. Avid S1, priced at $1,295 USD MSRP, delivers the unparalleled speed, rich visual feedback, and software integration of Avid’s high-end consoles in a portable, slimline surface that’s an easy fit for any space or budget.
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Atomos’ New Shogun 7 Update Brings Multi-camera Switching to Mainstream Video Content Creation
Atomos’ New Shogun 7 Update Brings Multi-camera Switching to Mainstream Video Content Creation
Highly anticipated AtomOS 10.4 is released today as a free download from the Atomos website
A new switching update from Atomos for their Shogun 7 HDR monitor-recorder-switcher reinforces the company’s mission to make professional, multicamera filmmaking more widely available to mainstream video content creators. The highly anticipated AtomOS 10.4 is released today as a free download from the Atomos website.
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Goldcrest Post Recreates the Sounds of New York in the Sixties for EPIX’s Epic Crime Series “Godfather of Harlem”
The Goldcrest Post sound crew also included dialogue editor Branka Mrkic, ADR editor Marlena Grzaslewicz, Foley editor Eric Strausser, Foley mixer George A. Lara and Foley artist Marko Costanzo. Final mixing was performed by Chefalas and Ribicoff in 5.1 in the facility’s newly renovated Studio A.
EPIX’s riveting crime drama Godfather of Harlem has earned critical praise and popular success for its unflinching portrait of 1960s Harlem under the sway of competing criminal gangs. A big part of the show’s uncanny realism derives from its soundtrack, edited and mixed at Goldcrest Post, which blends the idiosyncratic dialogue of Italian and African-American mobsters with meticulously-detailed New York City soundscapes and an absorbing blend of period and contemporary music.
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Belgium's Grid VFX Uses Fusion Studio to Create Animated Feature, Latte & The Magic Waterstone
Belgium's Grid VFX Uses Fusion Studio to Create Animated Feature, Latte & The Magic Waterstone
Over 1,200 visual effects shots included complex compositing of background and foreground plates and CG render layers for 3D assets, lighting, procedural effects, and more.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Grid VFX relied on Fusion Studio throughout its in house compositing pipeline to deliver newly released children’s animated feature, “Latte & The Magic Waterstone.” Directed by Regina Welker, the team’s latest project “Latte & The Magic Waterstone” involved the completion of more than 1,200 visual effects shots, including the complex compositing of background and foreground plates and CG render layers for 3D assets, lighting, procedural effects, and more.
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Taiwan's King Communication Taps AJA Gear to Broadcast Cardiology Procedures for Medical Training
Taiwan's King Communication Taps AJA Gear to Broadcast Cardiology Procedures for Medical Training
KUMO 1616 and KUMO CP are used for routing; FS1-X manages frame synchronization; and FiDO-2R and U-TAP SDI are leveraged to transfer video signals from medical devices
Broadcasting cardiology procedures has the potential to save a life by educating medical professionals and students on the latest new technologies and advancements in the field. To broadcast surgeries to cardiologists around the world, the Taiwan Society of Cardiology (TSOC) relies upon video production services delivered by King Communication, a Taipei City-based specialist in broadcasting and livestreaming content for medical facilities, sporting events, concerts and conferences, featuring a wide range of products from AJA Video Systems.
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Hope City Church Expands to New Campus via Video with Z-HD5500 Cameras from Hitachi Kokusai
Hope City Church Expands to New Campus via Video with Z-HD5500 Cameras from Hitachi Kokusai
Volunteer-friendly ease of use, exceptional quality and superior low-light sensitivity stand out as growing church brings live feed to new satellite location
42 years after being named for its neighborhood within the city of Edmonton, Alberta, the church originally known as Mill Woods Assembly changed its identity to Hope City Church last year to reflect its expansion into new communities. Wanting to maximize the quality of the live video being fed to its new satellite campus, Hope City purchased three Z-HD5500 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to capture its Sunday worship services for remote distribution and in-venue image magnification.
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Serial Pictures Signs Filmmaker Victoria Mahoney
Serial Pictures Signs Filmmaker Victoria Mahoney
Victoria recently made history as the first African American female director to join the Star Wars franchise, directing second unit for Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
Filmmaker Victoria Mahoney has signed to production company Serial Pictures for director representation for commercials, branded entertainment, and music videos in the US. Mahoney has been named to Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” one of IndieWire’s “Filmmakers to Watch” and one “3 Filmmakers to Watch” by Elle Magazine‘s in their Women In Hollywood issue.
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Framestore continues episodic work in new season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Framestore has completed 140 shots in six episodes of the third season of Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Sometimes the best visual effects are the ones you don’t see. Framestore has completed 140 shots in six episodes of the third season of Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, enhancing the rich, scenic world in which the award winning show is set. The work was led by VFX Supervisor John Kilshaw out of Framestore’s New York office.
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Autodesk Releases Maya 2020 and Arnold 6
Autodesk Releases Maya 2020 and Arnold 6
Both updates feature new improvements that empower animators, modelers, riggers, and technical artists to work faster and more efficiently throughout the production pipeline.
Autodesk announces the release of Autodesk Maya 2020, bringing animators, modelers, riggers, and technical artists a host of new tools and improvements that enable faster, more intuitive CG content creation from first concept to final delivery.
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Post Malone Takes AJA Ki Pro GO on “Runway” Tour
Post Malone Takes AJA Ki Pro GO on “Runway” Tour
Eight cameras capture multiple views of the stage, recorded using AJA Ki Pro GO and an assortment of other AJA gear
Post Malone hit the tour circuit this fall with “Runway,” bringing audiences a visual feast of video, lights, sound, lasers, smoke and pyrotechnics alongside his genre-bending music. Video and lighting rental company PRG-VER is providing its equipment and services for the tour, which has already stopped in 37 cities across North America and was recently extended for a longer run starting in February 2020. All of the performances take place on an elaborate set flanked by two 50-foot tall portrait LED screens that frame a large runway. With help from the show’s video team, Video Engineer Jason Harvey and Video Director Zac Leonard serve up live video overlaid with real time effects to audiences via the displays as Post Malone performs. Each concert is recorded using AJA Ki Pro GO and an assortment of other AJA gear.
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Frame.io Makes its Debut on the iPad
Frame.io for iPad transforms and enhances the mobile workflow
Frame.io, the world's leading video review and collaboration platform, announced today the arrival of Frame.io for iPad. Frame.io for iPad follows the success of the company’s 2016 Apple Design Award-winning iOS app, and, like its smaller sibling, allows users to stay up to date with what’s happening on set or in the edit suite while on the move. Frame.io for iPad is another step toward realizing a fully, globally distributed video workflow, giving creators and collaborators the ability to review or approve work in progress from anywhere in the world.
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Tran Thanh Huy's Award Winning Film Rom Graded With DaVinci Resolve Studio
Tran Thanh Huy's Award Winning Film Rom Graded With DaVinci Resolve Studio
The film was the first Vietnamese feature film to be awarded the top prize at the renowned Busan International Film Festival
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tran Thanh Huy’s new film “Rom” was graded using DaVinci Resolve Studio. The film was the first Vietnamese feature film to be awarded the top prize at the renowned Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).
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Rising Sun Pictures Co-Founder Gail Fuller Named as Santos Leader-of-the-Year Award
Advertiser and Sunday Mail’s Woman of the Year Awards 2019 are the culmination of a year-long celebration of SA women and their achievements
Gail Fuller, Rising Sun Pictures Co-Founder, was recognised for her ongoing commitment to leadership in the creative industry by receiving the ‘Santos Leader of the Year’ at the Advertiser and Sunday Mail’s Woman of the Year Awards 2019. The awards are the culmination of a year-long celebration of SA women and their achievements. Fuller was among six trailblazing South Australian women celebrated at the inaugural event held at Keith Murdoch House on Tuesday 3 December.
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Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability for its Line of Full-Frame Classic Art Prime Cine Lenses and /i Technology-compatible Cine Art Prime PL-Mount Lenses
The set of 10 Sigma Classic Art Prime Cine lenses will be available early 2020; Select /i Technology-compatible Cine Art Prime PL-mount lenses will ship in late December 2020
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced pricing and availability for its all new line of full-frame Classic Art Prime Cine lenses and /i Technology- compatible Cine Art Prime PL-mount lenses. Available as a set of 10 lenses, the Sigma Classic Art Prime Cine lenses will be available in early January 2020 for $43,999 USD from authorized dealers.
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Nice Shoes Adds Colourist Yulia Bulashenko
Nice Shoes Adds Colourist Yulia Bulashenko
In addition to wide variety of commercials, feature films, and music videos, past corporate campaigns include Nike, Volkswagen, MTV, Toyota, Diesel, Uniqlo, Uber, Adidas and Zara
Creative studio Nice Shoes has expanded its Toronto location, adding colourist Yulia Bulashenko. She brings over seven years of experience as a freelance colourist, working worldwide across on projects with such top global clients as Nike, Volkswagen, MTV, Toyota, Diesel, Uniqlo, Uber, Adidas and Zara, among numerous others.
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Sonnet Announces Upgraded Compact Three-Slot Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Card Expansion System
Sonnet Announces Upgraded Compact Three-Slot Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Card Expansion System
New auxiliary power connector enables support for entire line of high-performance AJA KONA audio and video I/O cards
Sonnet Technologies today announced the launch of the Echo™ Express SE IIIe, the newest member of the company's award-winning Echo Express family of Thunderbolt™ 3 to PCI Express® (PCIe®) card expansion systems. The Echo Express SE IIIe is a compact desktop chassis that enables the use of up to three high-performance PCIe cards with computers equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Replacing the popular Echo Express SE III, the SE IIIe supports AJA's complete family of KONA audio and video I/O solutions, including KONA 5, and has been upgraded with the addition of an auxiliary power connector to support cards that require more power to operate, and a new cooling fan for quieter operation.
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Panasonic Announces Delivery/Pricing of Premium AJ-CX4000 4K/HDR Shoulder-Mount Camcorder
Panasonic Announces Delivery/Pricing of Premium AJ-CX4000 4K/HDR Shoulder-Mount Camcorder
Available at the end of December at a suggested list price of $25,000
Panasonic announced that its new AJ-CX4000, a 4K/HDR shoulder-mount camcorder with B4 lens mount and interchangeable lens, will be available at the end of December at a suggested list price of $25,000. Ideal for network news, sports, blue-chip nature films and travel documentaries, the AJ-CX4000follows the handheld AG-CX350 to expand the CX Series of 4K camcorders.
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Berlin's Fourgreen TV and Telestream Wirecast Bring American Football Live Streams To Germany
Berlin's Fourgreen TV and Telestream Wirecast Bring American Football Live Streams To Germany
Berlin-based Fourgreen TV creates adrenaline-fueled live streams over Facebook Live, bringing all the game action, reaction and player interviews
“Without Wirecast, we can’t do our job. We took a long time in selecting our live streaming platform – we evaluated multiple options – but Wirecast’s flexible license model, its multi-user operating system and the inherent stability of the platform on both Mac and Windows made the decision straightforward,” so said Michael Reischer, Founder and Producer at Fourgreen TV in Berlin, Germany.
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PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box Powers New Thai University HDTV Channel
PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box Powers New Thai University HDTV Channel
Rajamangala University of Technology in Thailand has chosen a Neo-19 series Channel-in-a-Box playout system as the heart of a new online TV channel
Rajamangala University of Technology in Thailand has chosen a Neo-19 series Channel-in-a-Box playout system as the heart of a new online TV channel. Operated by staff and students of the university's Mass Communication Technology faculty, the channel will form a basis for training in the techniques of broadcast television content production and distribution.
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Chicago's Intersport Agency Implements MatrixStore Nearline Storage to Manage Growing Archive
Chicago's Intersport Agency Implements MatrixStore Nearline Storage to Manage Growing Archive
Solution begins with 576TB MatrixStore storage, with Object Matrix's Vision and DropSpot applications to follow
Object Matrix, the leading provider of object storage solutions to the media industry has announced it has provided MatrixStore, the media focused private cloud solution to Chicago based agency, Intersport.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Nominees in Documentary and Television Categories
American Society of Cinematographers Names Nominees in Documentary and Television Categories
Winners will be announced at the organization’s gala on January 25, 2020, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has revealed its documentary and television nominees for the 34th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be announced at the organization’s gala on January 25, 2020, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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Rising Sun Pictures Reconstructs an Auto Racing Icon for “Ford v Ferrari”
Rising Sun Pictures Reconstructs an Auto Racing Icon for “Ford v Ferrari”
Studio produces a photo-real version of Daytona International Speedway and its cheering crowd from and epic race in 1966.
Rising Sun Pictures helped to recreate one of the most thrilling events in the history of auto racing for Ford v Ferrari, the new film from 20th Century Fox and director James Mangold. The studio produced 223 visual effects shots for the film, the majority for an 8-minute sequence depicting the first “24 Hours of Daytona” race in 1966. Artists created a historically-accurate, digital replica of the famous speedway and filled it with cheering fans.
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2019 Hollywood Professional Association HPA Awards Recognize Talent and Ingenuity
2019 Hollywood Professional Association HPA Awards Recognize Talent and Ingenuity
Gala Evening Celebrates Work of Rob Legato, Peter Caranicas, Craft Category Artists, and Engineering Excellence Winners
The 14th annual Hollywood Professional Association HPA Awards took place Thursday, November 21 in Los Angeles, honoring a range of individuals and companies exhibiting exceptional talent and brilliance in the evolving world of storytelling.
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Japan's TBS TV Builds News Streaming Workflow with Blackmagic Design ATEM Switchers
Japan's TBS TV Builds News Streaming Workflow with Blackmagic Design ATEM Switchers
Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4Ks and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panels at the heart of new streaming daily news service
Blackmagic Design today announced that Japan’s TBS television broadcast station has built a news streaming workflow with Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4Ks and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panels. This new facility is used for streaming daily news as well to provide extensive streaming news content covering Japan’s upcoming election campaign.
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Emmy Award-winning Boris FX Sapphire Releases 2020 Version
Emmy Award-winning Boris FX Sapphire Releases 2020 Version
The high-end visual effects plugin suite adds industry-standard OpenColorIO support, trendy Instagram-worthy effect, new Mocha parameter tracking and improved masking tools, and faster renders
Boris FX Sapphire, winner of a 2019 Engineering Emmy Award, unveils its 2020 release. The release offers visual effect artists, editors, and motion designers powerful new workflows and creative options when working on high-end theatrical, streaming, and broadcast programming. Sapphire 2020 is now available as a plug-in for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and OFX hosts including Autodesk Flame, Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Resolve, and VEGAS Pro.
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EditShare Helps Audiences Experience Australia's Great Barrier Reef in 4K on the World's First Rideshare Submarine Powered by Uber
EditShare Helps Audiences Experience Australia's Great Barrier Reef in 4K on the World's First Rideshare Submarine Powered by Uber
EditShare live production solutions capture ‘scUber’,
Australia’s groundbreaking, global tourism campaign promoting the Great Barrier Reef in partnership with Uber
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Sony Cameras Capture Game Play, Fan Reaction Shots and Replay for High-Res Display at Allianz Field
Sony Cameras Capture Game Play, Fan Reaction Shots and Replay for High-Res Display at Allianz Field
Four Sony HXC-FB80 and One Sony PXW-X400 Cameras Capture Game Play, Fan Reaction Shots and Replay for Display at Allianz Field
When Minnesota United Football Club moved into its new home at Allianz Field in St. Paul in Spring 2019, new cameras for the stadium’s large video wall presentation were on top of the list of must-haves. Resolution quality from the cameras had to reproduce well on the Daktronics 15mm HD board, concourse monitors and 2.5mm Daktronics LED display in the team’s premier Stadium Club. The goal, according to the team’s production engineer, Cole Mayer, is that soccer fans at the stadium see the same video quality or better than they would when watching at home.
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Madrid's Pigmento Switches to DaVinci Resolve Studio for HDR Delivery
Madrid's Pigmento Switches to DaVinci Resolve Studio for HDR Delivery
Spurred by increasing client demand for Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and IMF ready workflows, DaVinci Resolve Studio now powers Pigmento’s two state of the art grading suites
Blackmagic Design today announced that Madrid based post house, Pigmento Color Grading, has switched to DaVinci Resolve Studio as part of a facility upgrade for HDR color correction and IMF format delivery.
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Vans Showdown Gets Some Serious Air(time) with Matrox Monarch EDGE
Vans Showdown Gets Some Serious Air(time) with Matrox Monarch EDGE
Matrox Monarch EDGE encoder enables B Live to offer a state-of-the-art, multi-camera viewing experience to Vans Showdown 2019 fans tuning in to watch live streams
What do veteran skateboarders and their fans have in common? No limits. At the skate park, athletes push the boundaries of what is physically possible all the time, performing gravity-defying tricks and making them look easy. Skateboarding fans are the same. They don’t want to tune into a live webcast that is anything less than cutting-edge, giving them the look and feel of being at the skate park following their favorite athletes. Thanks to the Matrox Monarch EDGE encoder’s ability to receive multiple HD feeds and composite them into a flawless quad-split stream, and B Live’s innovative user interface that allows for seamless switching between multiple camera views, fans of the Vans Showdown skateboarding competition got “star treatment” just like their favorite skaters.
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Cooke Optics Brings BAFTA award-winner Peaky Blinders Season 5 into the World of Anamorphic and 4K
Cooke Optics Brings BAFTA award-winner Peaky Blinders Season 5 into the World of Anamorphic and 4K
Cinematographer Si Bell and Director Anthony Byrne move crime drama series to a more cinematic look and feel
For four seasons, Thomas Shelby, his family and his gang — Peaky Blinders— have been captivating audiences around the world with this crime drama set in 1920s Birmingham, England in the aftermath of World War I. But the fifth season would mean a total change in how the series was to be shot, moving from Cooke S4/i spherical lenses (used since season three) to anamorphic with Cooke Optics'Anamorphic/i prime lenses as well as 4K for this season’s Netflix full-season distribution in the US, available now. (UK distribution on BBC One began in early September with one episode per week.)
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Set on a Single-Link 12G Infrastructure, New World Symphony Installs FOR-A 4K/UHD Switcher plus Range of Gear
Set on a Single-Link 12G Infrastructure, New World Symphony Installs FOR-A 4K/UHD Switcher plus Range of Gear
Routing Switchers, Signal Processors, Integrated Control Software, Multi-Viewer, Servers, 3D Graphics Systems, and Modular Universal System Frames Chosen for Upgrade
With its live WALLCAST® simulcasts and concert auditorium surrounded by an immersive projection system, the Miami-based New World Symphony (NWS) features unprecedented integration of technology into its educational, rehearsal, and performance spaces. The New World Symphony prepares graduates of top music schools for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world. It combines teaching and technical innovation in a way that brings classical music into the 21st century and makes the music accessible to everyone.
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NFL Weekly Broadcasts Powered by Waves Plugins
NFL Weekly Broadcasts Powered by Waves Plugins
Nine-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Cohen uses Waves plug-ins for both post-production in Pro Tools and for real-time, on-air mixing of NFL broadcasts going through Week 17
Broadcast audio engineer Jeff Cohen (the Super Bowl Pre/Post, Orange Bowl Halftime, NCAA Basketball) chooses Waves plugins and Waves SoundGrid for NFL Broadcast.
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Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Shoots Rare Show Content for Mumford & Sons
Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Shoots Rare Show Content for Mumford & Sons
Award winning live director, Steve Price, used the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K shooting 120fps to create cinematic, slow motion backdrops for Mumford & Sons’ iHeart Radio music festival appearance
Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning live director, Steve Price, used the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K to create a cinematic, slow motion backdrop for Mumford & Sons’ recent appearance at the iHeart Radio music festival in Las Vegas.
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Asian World Film Festival Announces Winners at Closing Night
Asian World Film Festival Announces Winners at Closing Night
70 films from 50 nations were presented during the nine-day festival, including 25 Oscar® Best International Featured Film submissions and/or Golden Globe® submitted films
The 5th ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF) announced Festival award winners during the closing night ceremony, November 14, at the ArcLight in Culver City. Almost 70 feature films from 50 participating countries were presented during the nine-day festival that included 25 Oscar® Best International Featured Film submissions and/or Golden Globe® submitted films. The Awards ceremony, presented to a sold-out audience, was followed by a screening of Japan’s Weathering with You and a reception at the Fifty One Chinese Kitchen. The AWFF took place from November 6 - 14 at the ArcLight Culver City Theater. The evening was hosted by actress Nancy Yoon, Co-founder of Asians In LA.
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Sigma Announces Ship Date and Pricing for 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art
Sigma Announces Ship Date and Pricing for 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art
Available in Sony E and L-Mount for $1,099 USD, the second Sigma Art zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless camera systems will ship in early December 2019
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, photography lens, cine lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, today announced that its all new 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art, designed from the ground up for mirrorless cameras, will begin shipping in early December 2019 for $1,099 USD. Following the launch of the critically acclaimed Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art, the all new 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art emerges as an excellent mid-range zoom companion lens to its predecessor.
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AJA Releases Desktop Software v15.5 for KONA, Io and T-TAP
AJA Releases Desktop Software v15.5 for KONA, Io and T-TAP
New features include Metal support on macOS and full compatibility with macOS Catalina; HDR over SDI via VPID; and HDR Test Patterns for 8K/UHD2/4K/UHD/2K/HD workflows
AJA Video Systems released Desktop Software v15.5 for KONA, Io and T-TAP products, featuring additional functionality for both HDR and 8K workflows, plus new performance upgrades enhancing creative freedom and flexibility across Windows®, Linux® and macOS®. New features include Metal support on macOS and full compatibility with macOS Catalina; HDR over SDI via VPID; and HDR Test Patterns for 8K/UHD2/4K/UHD/2K/HD workflows. For the KONA 5 PCIe I/O card, the update also adds full 2SI SMPTE raster support for 8K; RGB support for 8K capture and playback; and 8K to 4K downsample via HDMI.
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Telestream Appoints Diana Horowitz as VP of Sales in Eastern USA
Telestream Appoints Diana Horowitz as VP of Sales in Eastern USA
Strategic senior appointment supports significant sales growth in key US regional markets
Telestream®, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, has announced the appointment of Diana Horowitz as VP Sales, serving the eastern US region.
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Remesh CP Grades Kumbalangi Nights and Dozens of Other South Indian Films with DaVinci Resolve
Remesh CP Grades Kumbalangi Nights and Dozens of Other South Indian Films with DaVinci Resolve
Recent winner of prestigious National Best Colorist Special Recognition award by Indywood uses DaVinci Resolve to grade a huge number of South Indian projects
Blackmagic Design today announced that the hit Indian film “Kumbalangi Nights” was graded by freelance colorist Mr. Remesh CP using DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Control Surface. Remesh CP also used DaVinci Resolve to grade dozens of other films and television shows, including the recent thriller “Abrahaminte Santhathikal” and comedy “Children’s Park.”
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