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Newblue Targets Larger Market With Innovative Update Of Pioneering Video Titling Solution
Titler Pro 7 enables video editors of all experience levels to quickly and easily create compelling titles, credits, and animations
NewBlue™, a leader in user-friendly graphics and video titling tools, has revamped its pioneering post-production titling software with a new release designed to help customers elevate the value of their work and speed overall production time.
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Summer 2019’s Biggest Film Releases Used Blackmagic Design
Summer 2019’s Biggest Film Releases Used Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design announced today that a number of the 2019 summer season’s worldwide film releases used numerous Blackmagic Design products during production and post, including its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction, visual effects (VFX) and audio post production application, and more. This included some of the biggest blockbusters and expected blockbusters of the summer, such as “John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum,” “Men In Black: International” and “Rocketman.”
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SMPTE Announces Annual Award Recipients for 2019
SMPTE Announces Annual Award Recipients for 2019
Society Will Recognize Honorees During Annual Awards Gala
SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, today announced the group of industry leaders and innovators who will be honored at this year's SMPTE Awards Gala. Scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24, the gala and afterparty will serve as the concluding events of the SMPTE 2019 Annual Conference (SMPTE 2019) at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles. SMPTE Fellow elevations will be conferred at the SMPTE 2019 Fellows Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
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AJA I/O Hardware Helps Brainstorm Deliver Flexible, Real-Time Graphics and Virtual Set Solutions
AJA I/O Hardware Helps Brainstorm Deliver Flexible, Real-Time Graphics and Virtual Set Solutions
AJA solutions designed by Brainstorm have been installed in more than 2,500 facilities worldwide run by major broadcasters like RTVE, CNBC, CBS, NHK and RAI
Spanish broadcast specialist company Brainstorm is known for creating sophisticated real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions used in broadcast, production and proAV environments around the world. The company, which recently celebrated its 25th year in business, services clients from its Madrid and Valencia headquarters as well as offices in the U.S., Mexico, Singapore and Beijing. To date, its solutions have been installed in more than 2,500 facilities worldwide run by major broadcasters like RTVE, CNBC, CBS, NHK and RAI; regional stations; and content providers in entertainment, sports and drama. When its clients need flexible, reliable audio and video I/O, the company depends on gear AJA gear.
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New Australian Sci Fi Film Quanta Shot on URSA Mini Pro and Graded with DaVinci Resolve
New Australian Sci Fi Film Quanta Shot on URSA Mini Pro and Graded with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced the new sci fi film “Quanta” was shot entirely on an URSA Mini Pro, while grading was done using DaVinci Resolve Studio. The film is one of the first globally distributed films by the new Melbourne based film production company and film collective Raygun, and will begin distribution in the United States and other countries in August.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Special 2019 Honorees
Visual Effects Society Announces Special 2019 Honorees
Distinguished VFX Practitioners to be Recognized at Exclusive Celebration
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced the 2019 inductees into the VES Hall of Fame, the newest Lifetime and Honorary members and this year’s recipient of the VES Founders Award. The names of this year’s VES Fellows will be announced later. The honorees and Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at a special reception in October.
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Big South Conference Standardizes on JVC ProHD Cameras for ESPN+ Streaming Sports Platform
Big South Conference Standardizes on JVC ProHD Cameras for ESPN+ Streaming Sports Platform
Big South Conference using new JVC ProHD GY-HM850 camcorders for coverage of nine different sports for the ESPN+
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the Big South Conference, an NCAA Division 1 collegiate athletic conference, has standardized on ProHD GY-HM850 shoulder-mount camcorders to provide multi-camera coverage of sports for the ESPN+ streaming subscription service.
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Telestream News: Second Generation Wirecast Gear To Launch at IBC
Telestream News: Second Generation Wirecast Gear To Launch at IBC
Highest performing turnkey video streaming production system ever offered in its price range
Telestream®, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, today announced the latest version of Wirecast Gear, a new generation of the company’s award-winning live video streaming production hardware. Powerful, purpose-built, and easy to use, the fully-configured workstation allows anyone to broadcast professional live productions in a matter of minutes. The new Wirecast Gear will be demonstrated for the first time at the upcoming IBC tradeshow (booth 7.C16 & 7.C14) and will start shipping mid-September, 2019.
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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Accepting Submissions for 34th Annual Television Awards
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Accepting Submissions for 34th Annual Television Awards
Organization’s 34th Awards Timeline Set
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is now accepting entries for the television categories of the 34th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. 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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Nina Saxon Celebrates 40th Anniversary in Hollywood as One of Industry's Preeminent Main Title Designers
Nina Saxon Celebrates 40th Anniversary in Hollywood as One of Industry's Preeminent Main Title Designers
The New York Times called Nina Saxon “one of the most sought-after designers in the business.”
Nina Saxon, one of the entertainment industry's leading designers specializing in main and end titles, title sequences, and animated motion graphics logos for major motion pictures, television movies and TV programs, as well as for entertainment production companies, is currently celebrating her 40th Anniversary Year in Hollywood. Concurrently, her newest project – designing the film titles for the upcoming documentary about Paul McCartney entitled “Here, There, and Everywhere,” will mark Saxon’s 350th career title project. Over the span of her 40-year career, Saxon established herself as a pillar of title sequence design, a defining figure of the branded blockbuster film, a logo legend, and a master of painting with light.
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Waves Plugins Power the Sound of Lollapalooza 2019
Waves Plugins Power the Sound of Lollapalooza 2019
Live sound engineers at this year's Lollapalooza explained how Waves tools help them stay one step ahead of tight festival requirements and deliver sensational sound
Plugins from Waves Audio were employed by live-sound engineers for a variety of performers in diverse setups and consoles throughout Lollapalooza 2019. Prominent FOH engineers provided a peek under the hood of their productions, sharing which essential plugins help them create a tight, remarkable-sounding show under challenging festival conditions.
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HPA Honors Robert Legato with Lifetime Achievement Award
HPA Honors Robert Legato with Lifetime Achievement Award
Oscar, BAFTA, and VES Award winner will be honored for his significant creative and technical achievements
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced that Robert Legato, the legendary visual effects supervisor and renowned creative, will receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the HPA Awards during a gala evening at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles on November 21st. Now in its 14th year, the HPA Awards recognize creative artistry, innovation and engineering excellence in the media content industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors the recipients’ dedication to the betterment of the industry.
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EditShare Announces Its Next Generation of Leadership
EditShare Announces Its Next Generation of Leadership
CEO Conrad Clemson establishes senior leadership team of experienced digital media power players from Cisco, EVS and NBCUniversal to take EditShare through its next stage of growth
On the heels of the majority investment from ParkerGale Capital (May 2019), EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent storage and media management solutions, is pivoting its rapidly growing business to better serve its customers across emerging cloud, remote production, and media security workflows with seven strategic leadership appointments.
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Exceptional-Condition TV/Film Production Gear from DFS Up for Bid at Auction
Tiger Group to sell still, motion surplus equipment from Digital Film Studios in August 22 online auction
Tiger Group will be conducting an online auction on August 22 of digital cameras, lenses, sliders, follow focuses, matte boxes, conventional lighting, grip, electronics, a box truck, forklift, and accessories no longer needed for the continuing operations of Digital Film Studios (DFS), a full service audio-visual rental company. The company is owned and operated by Dan Toback and Ted Hayash, both with long experience in the field of motion pictures, television commercials, and web and print advertising.
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FilmLight presents Colour On Stage at IBC2019
FilmLight presents Colour On Stage at IBC2019
Free program expanded to two days to provide greater opportunities to see industry leaders in finishing demonstrate their craft, Stand 7.A45
At this year’s IBC, FilmLight (stand #7.A45) is hosting the free two-day seminar series, Colour On Stage, on 14-15 September 2019. The event provides an opportunity for visitors to participate in live presentations and discussions with colourists and other creative professionals at the peak of their craft.
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SMPTE 2019 Technical Conference and Exhibition Line Up Now Available
SMPTE 2019 Technical Conference and Exhibition Line Up Now Available
Reimagined October Event Features New Training Opportunities Along With Technical Sessions, Advanced Technology Exhibitions, and Networking Events
SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, today announced the full event lineup for the Society's annual technical conference and exhibition, the world's premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. SMPTE 2019 will be held Oct. 21-24 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles. Complete information about SMPTE 2019, including a detailed schedule and registration, is available at 2019.smpte.org.
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​“Front and Center” Live Performance Delivered in Ultra HD and HDR with full Blackmagic Design Ultra HD live production workflow
​“Front and Center” Live Performance Delivered in Ultra HD and HDR with full Blackmagic Design Ultra HD live production workflow
Blackmagic gear include ATEM Camera Control Panel, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K, HyperDeck Studio Pro, HyperDeck Studio 12G, HyperDeck Studio Mini recorders, Blackmagic Web Presenter and a SmartScope Duo 4K monitor
Blackmagic Design today announced that critically acclaimed television concert series “Front and Center” used a full Blackmagic Design Ultra HD live production workflow to produce several episodes of its ninth season, which were live streamed to Facebook Live and delivered in SDR for public television and HDR10 for DIRECTV.
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wTVision Relies on Ultimatte for Augmented Reality Work During Panama Elections
wTVision Relies on Ultimatte for Augmented Reality Work During Panama Elections
Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Television Studio HD live production switcher and more were also used for interactive, real-time updates
Blackmagic Design today announced that Ultimatte, its real time compositing processor, was used by wTVision for augmented reality (AR) production and complete graphics conception during the broadcasts for Panama’s 2019 primaries, parliamentary and presidential elections on TVN. Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Television Studio HD live production switcher and more were also used to create a reliable workflow that kept the country informed, showing real time results, projections and the final outcome of the elections in an interactive way.
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IBC2019: New Cobalt Digital Solutions Support 4K Workflows for Studio and Mobile Applications
IBC2019: New Cobalt Digital Solutions Support 4K Workflows for Studio and Mobile Applications
Product highlights will include its new decoders and encoders, RIST Main Profile, bi-directional SDR/HDR conversion solution for live production, and distribution amplifiers
Cobalt Digital will showcase its card-based 4K and HDR workflow solutions for openGear® frames next month at IBC2019 in Amsterdam (Stand 10.B44). Product highlights will include its new decoders and encoders, RIST Main Profile, bi-directional SDR/HDR conversion solution for live production, and new multiviewers and distribution amplifiers. Plus, the company will debut a new 12G openGear router and RIST gateway solution.
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VFX Legion Creates Visual Effects For ‘The Food That Built America,' History Channel’s Mini-Docudrama
VFX Legion Creates Visual Effects For ‘The Food That Built America,' History Channel’s Mini-Docudrama
Innovative storytelling techniques about visionaries like Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, Henry Heinz, C.W. Post, the McDonalds brothers who built the brands
VFX Legion recently completed a complex mix of visual effects for History Channel’s new docudrama mini-series, ‘The Food that Made America.’ The Burbank-based company worked on every phase of the production, from start to finish. Its team was on-site during locations scouting and on-set during production in New York, all the way through the final delivery of a show open assigned during the eleventh hour of production. Its LA and NY teams provided a full-service approach to producing the wide range of high-quality, cost-effective visual effect that the show demanded.
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AJA Ships KUMO 3232-12G Compact 32x32 12G-SDI Router
AJA Ships KUMO 3232-12G Compact 32x32 12G-SDI Router
32x 12G-SDI inputs and 32x 12G-SDI outputs in a portable 2RU profile for flexible and cost-efficient 12G-SDI routing
AJA Video Systems has started shipping KUMO 3232-12G compact routers, featuring 32x 12G-SDI inputs and 32x 12G-SDI outputs in a portable 2RU profile for flexible and cost-efficient 12G-SDI routing.
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ATTO Technology XstreamCORE ET 8200 SAS to Ethernet Protocol Converter adopted by Spectra Logic
ATTO Technology XstreamCORE ET 8200 SAS to Ethernet Protocol Converter adopted by Spectra Logic
Connects SAS Tape Drives to Ethernet Networks with a Modern Interface and Fibre Channel-like Performance
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network and storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for over 30 years, announced that ATTO XstreamCORE® ET 8200 has been adopted by Spectra Logic as a key component to their Spectra® Swarm solution.
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Cortex v5.2 is now officially certified for Dolby Vision™ CMv2 and CMv4
Cortex v5.2 is now officially certified for Dolby Vision™ CMv2 and CMv4Cortex v5.2 is now officially certified for Dolby Vision™ CMv2 and CMv4 as a mastering tool for assembling, editing, and packaging Dolby Vision™ IMF packages, as well as import/export of separate XML metadata files and rendering embedded MXF files.
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NHL scores with GB Labs
NHL scores with GB LabsGB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent media storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, has announced that North America’s National Hockey League (NHL) has purchased GB Labs’ MiniSPACE SSD 1RU storage system.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) ShareBrowser Workflow Extension Brings Better Shared Storage and Media Management Workflows Directly to Final Cut Pro X
Studio Network Solutions (SNS) ShareBrowser Workflow Extension Brings Better Shared Storage and Media Management Workflows Directly to Final Cut Pro X
The new workflow extension brings Studio Network Solutions’ easy-to-use media asset management software directly into Final Cut Pro X to help improve the way teams manage media and interact with shared storage in a collaborative Final Cut Pro X workflow
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a leading media technology company that enables video teams to securely store, share, and organize media, today announced the release of ShareBrowser for Final Cut Pro X, a workflow extension to help teams improve the way they manage media and interact with shared storage in a collaborative Final Cut Pro X workflow.
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Core SWX announces Extended Runtimes for BMD Pocket 6K
Core SWX announces Extended Runtimes for BMD Pocket 6KWhat exciting news that Blackmagic Design is coming out with the Pocket 6K! As we all were aware with the Pocket 4K model, the battery runtime of an LPE6 was minimal and the reason why the Powerbase Edge became a favorite of many Pocket 4K users in the field. Fortunately, the Powerbase Edge will still be the go-to battery pack with the Pocket 6K as it will power the camera for about 3.5 hours, depending on the use of additional accessories.
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​Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic RAW Speed Test
​Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic RAW Speed Test
Real world performance testing using Blackmagic RAW image decode speeds allows a more accurate way of measuring computer processing speeds
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic RAW Speed Test, a new performance measurement tool for Mac OS X that tests a computer’s CPU and GPU speeds using full resolution Blackmagic RAW image decodes making it possible for customers to get a real world estimate of their computers performance.
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​Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio 4K Mini
​Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio 4K Mini
Capture, playback, live internet streaming solution for Thunderbolt 3 computers with 12G‑SDI, HDMI, analog video and audio connections
Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio 4K Mini, a new capture and playback solution for Thunderbolt 3 computers with 12G‑SDI, HDMI, analog video and audio connections that lets customers build solutions for editing, color grading, live broadcast graphics, archiving from traditional broadcast decks and live internet streaming.
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​Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16.1
​Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16.1
Final release of Resolve 16 plus public beta for 16.1 emphasizes speed in the new Cut page to help create the world's fastest editing experience
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 16.1, a new update to the company’s popular edit, color, visual effects and audio post production software that includes major updates to the new cut page to help create the world’s fastest editor.
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​Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
​Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
New handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance. This new model builds on the popularity of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K but has a larger Super 35 sensor size with 6K resolution, allowing higher image quality. The EF lens mount model works with a wide range of lenses from companies such as Canon, Zeiss, Sigma and Schneider.
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AJA Ships Ki Pro GO Multi-Channel H.264 Recorder/Player
AJA Ships Ki Pro GO Multi-Channel H.264 Recorder/Player
Standalone, multi-channel H.264 redundant recorder capable of capturing up to four simultaneous HD or SD channels to affordable, off-the-shelf USB media
u>AJA Video Systems has shipped Ki Pro GO, a standalone, multi-channel H.264 redundant recorder capable of capturing up to four simultaneous HD or SD channels to affordable, off-the-shelf USB media. Portable and genlock free, Ki Pro GO is the ideal workflow solution for live production scenarios including live events, concerts, sports stadiums, corporate, medical, on-set, and beyond.
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Pixelworks TrueCut Brings Cinematic Motion to THE BRAVEST
Pixelworks TrueCut Brings Cinematic Motion to THE BRAVEST
New Film Debuts in TrueCut high frame-rate format across theaters in China
(San Jose, CA--August 7, 2019) Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), a leading provider of advanced visual processing solutions, today announced that the Company’s award-winning TrueCut® platform was used to present “The Bravest,” an action-packed drama. The movie, which premiered in Beijing, grossed box office sales of approximately US$85 million in just six days and is now released in both HDR and SDR theaters across China.
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Sim New York Adds Sound and Picture Resources
Sim New York Adds Sound and Picture Resources
New mix stages, ADR, color suites and editing rooms are tailored toward scripted television workflows
Sim has completed a major expansion of its post production facility in New York City. Additions include three broadcast audio mix suites, one with Dolby Atmos capability, an ADR/VO recording studio, two broadcast color correcting bays and an online editorial finishing bay. The new resources are geared toward scripted television as the facility seeks to support the current boom in broadcast and streaming production. Sim New York is also growing its offline rentals department, which provides onsite editing systems and related technology to film and television productions.
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ShortsTV Honors India's Filmmakers Qualified for Oscar Consideration
ShortsTV Honors India's Filmmakers Qualified for Oscar Consideration
Top Four Finalist Films from the ShortsTV Best of India Short Film Festival; Films Gain Academy Award Consideration Qualification, Exposure and Cash Prize
The winners of the Best of India Film Festival are screening in Los Angeles this week, at the Best of India Short Film Festival presented by ShortsTV™, the world’s only Short Film Channel (www.shorts.tv) and official distributor of the OSCAR® Nominated Short Films. The Best of India Short Film Festival has been established by ShortsTV to honor and recognize the exceptional work of filmmakers from India, and gives these filmmakers the opportunity to qualify for Academy Award consideration.
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Science Channel’s Legends of the Deep Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and URSA Mini Pro
Science Channel’s Legends of the Deep Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and URSA Mini Pro
Shot with Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and URSA Mini Pro cameras, and then graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio by Marc Bachli of Sim Post Toronto
Blackmagic Design today announced that Canada based Echo Bay Media used two Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks and a Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on the all new Science Channel series, “Legends of the Deep.” The Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks captured underwater shots for the aquatic series, and then DaVinci Resolve Studio was used for the final color grade by Marc Bachli of Sim Post Toronto.
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ATTO Technology to Show First of its Kind Thunderbolt 3 to 25GbE Adapter at IBC 2019
ATTO Technology to Show First of its Kind Thunderbolt 3 to 25GbE Adapter at IBC 2019
ATTO ThunderLink® NS 3252 Thunderbolt™ 3 to 25Gb Ethernet adapter and new ATTO 360™ Tuning, Monitoring and Analytics application unveiled at IBC 2019 stand 7.A26
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network and storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for over 30 years, will showcase the new ATTO ThunderLink® NS 3252 Thunderbolt™ 3 to 25Gb Ethernet adapter and unveil the newly developed ATTO 360™ Tuning, Monitoring and Analytics application at IBC 2019 in stand 7.A26.
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G-Technology Teams with Focusrite Systems to Create Workflow Scenarios for Its New Hollywood Studio Experience Center
G-Technology Teams with Focusrite Systems to Create Workflow Scenarios for Its New Hollywood Studio Experience Center
Using the Focusrite Red 4Pre, Clarett 4Pre USB and RedNet X2P audio interfaces, the G-Technology Studio showcases efficient and effective audio signal paths
Look under the hood of any media-technology system and chances are you’ll find critical components made by G-Technology®, a Western Digital brand. G-Technology produces premium external storage products designed for creative pro, photography and A/V markets. When G-Technology wanted to build a demonstration venue that could illustrate to its clientele of Hollywood’s leading audio/video content creators, producers and engineers, it turned to several products from Focusrite, including the Red 4Pre 58-In / 64-Out Thunderbolt™ 2 and Pro Tools | HD™ compatible audio interface; Clarett 4Pre USB 2.0 interface, and RedNet X2P 2x2 Dante™ audio interface, as the way to move audio efficiently and demonstrate to customers effectively.
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The Colonie's Vertical Campaign For Porsche Garners Two Telly Awards
The Colonie's Vertical Campaign For Porsche Garners Two Telly Awards
The Forward-Thinking Approach and Full-Service Capabilities of The Chicago-Based Company’s Pioneering Social Media Division Earns Its Team Silver Wins for its ‘Use of the Vertical Format’ & ‘Creative Editing’ at the 40th Annual Telly Awards
The Colonie’s work on the Porsche vertical advertising campaign, ‘Curves,' was recognized by this year’s Telly Awards with silver wins in the Social Media category for ‘Use of the Vertical Format’ as well as 'Editing.’ The Chicago-based editorial and postproduction company’s Social Media Director, Jimmy Helm and Creative Director Jennifer Moody collaborated with Cramer-Krasselt on the project.
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FOR-A Brings Top Tech for Live Event Production to Austin
FOR-A Brings Top Tech for Live Event Production to Austin
Including Signal Processor for Image Conversion during Global Sports Broadcasts and Replay System Deployed by Coaches and Gaming Networks
FOR-A will showcase its latest range of live production technology this week at the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) show, August 7-8 in Austin, Texas (Booth 517). At their stand will be some of the latest gear used for studio production and live events, including some of the world’s most high-profile sporting events.
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New Latching USB 3.0 Cable Assemblies from L-com Address Heavy Vibration Applications
New Latching USB 3.0 Cable Assemblies from L-com Address Heavy Vibration Applications
Cables feature a latching mechanism on the Type-A male connector that ensures a secure, strong connection
L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has introduced a new series of latching USB 3.0 cables. These cables feature a latching mechanism on the Type-A male connector that ensures a secure, strong connection.
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URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Delivers Ultra HD Coverage for Defqon.1 Dance Festival
URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Delivers Ultra HD Coverage for Defqon.1 Dance Festival
Six camera setup based upon the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and PL optics and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K for Ultra HD live production of Dutch dance fest
Blackmagic Design today announced that Dutch hardstyle dance festival Defqon.1 relied on a live production workflow featuring the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K for Ultra HD live production.
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ATTO Technology and Cisco Systems Certify 32Gb Fibre Channel SAN Solutions
ATTO Technology and Cisco Systems Certify 32Gb Fibre Channel SAN Solutions
Meets and exceeds bandwidth needed to support multiple streams of 8K, 4K and HDR video
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for over 30 years, is proud to announce that ATTO Celerity™ 32Gb Fibre Channel HBAs are certified with Cisco Systems MDS 9000 switches.
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Park Pictures Signs German Director Bernd Faass
Park Pictures Signs German Director Bernd Faass
Bernd has directed commercial campaigns for clients including Mercedes, Lidl, Bosch, Sparkasse, Somfy and Porsche
Park Pictures announces the signing of German director Bernd Faass for UK and US representation, born and raised in southern Germany and a graduate of the prestigious Film Academy BadenWürttemberg. A highly technical director with strong comedic, performance and casting skills and an eye for visual effects, Bernd writes and directs “peculiar films about life, the universe and everything else”.
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Picrow Signs Director Sara Shelton
Picrow Signs Director Sara Shelton
Driving force behind content for such top brands as Sprint, Xfinity, Walmart, Johnsonville Sausages, Country Time Lemonade, Hormel, Sugar Mutts Rescue and IHOP, among numerous others
Award-winning production studio Picrow has signed director Sara Shelton for her first U.S. commercial representation. Shelton is a writer and director with a truthful approach to comedy that shines a light on the inherent humor found in real life situations. Her keen eye for detail and passion for performance-driven work has been the driving force behind content for such top brands as Sprint, Xfinity, Walmart, Johnsonville Sausages, Country Time Lemonade, Hormel, Sugar Mutts Rescue and IHOP, among numerous others.
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Telestream Introduces OptiQ Monitor at IBC 2019
Telestream Introduces OptiQ Monitor at IBC 2019
New and radically different approach to video monitoring & analytics provides pervasive monitoring across all geographies; enables delivery of fully monetized, high quality channels
Telestream®(Booth 7.C16 & 7.C14), a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, will introduce its second OptiQ live service. OptiQ Monitor creates major efficiencies in capital and operational expenditure whilst assuring optimum levels of Quality of Service and Quality of Experience for broadcasters, service providers and network operators worldwide.
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Serial Pictures Signs Director and Movement Artist Jon Boogz
Serial Pictures Signs Director and Movement Artist Jon Boogz
Director of commercials, branded entertainment, and music videos is also cofounder of MAI (Movement Art Is) creative dance collective
Director, movement artist, and choreographer Jon Boogz has signed to production company Serial Pictures for director representation for commercials, branded entertainment, and music videos. With a career sweeping across genres, Boogz has an uncanny ability to meld art forms while shedding an impassionate light on social issues affecting the global community.
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JVC Delivers Industry's First Fully Integrated Facebook Live Camcorder with GY-HM250 Upgrade
JVC Delivers Industry's First Fully Integrated Facebook Live Camcorder with GY-HM250 Upgrade
GY-HM250 4KCAM camera family now include Facebook Live menu choice to simplify connection process
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced a major upgrade to its family of GY-HM250 4KCAM compact handheld camcorders that streamlines connectivity to Facebook Live. The free upgrade, available here, includes a new “Facebook Live” menu choice to simplify the connection process, making the GY-HM250 the first fully integrated Facebook Live professional camcorder in the industry.
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Sonnet IBC2019 Show Preview
Sonnet IBC2019 Show Preview
Wide range of products for production and post include 10G Thunderbolt 3 dock, Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe expansion, portable eGPU solutions, 10GbE network, pro card readers, and more
The following preview was issued today by Sonnet Technologies, who will be exhibiting at the IBC Show in Amsterdam, September 13017, Stand 7.D41.
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Maxon Announces Next Generation Cinema 4D Release 21 at Siggraph 2019
Maxon Announces Next Generation Cinema 4D Release 21 at Siggraph 2019
“3D for Whole World” Initiative Delivers Singular Version of Cinema 4D and New Subscription Pricing Options; Feature Updates and Broader Integration with Leading Technology Solutions Empower Creative Workflows for 3D Professionals
Maxon today announced Cinema 4D Release 21 (R21), the next generation of its professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software solution. R21 introduces powerful new capabilities including a completely new Caps and Bevel system, new Field Force dynamics, interface speed enhancements and broader integration with popular hardware and software technologies.
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Autodesk Releases Bifrost for Maya at SIGGRAPH 2019
Autodesk Releases Bifrost for Maya at SIGGRAPH 2019
New Visual Programming Environment in Maya Showcased Alongside Latest Versions of Arnold, 3ds Max, Shotgun and Flame
Today Autodesk announced Bifrost for Maya, available July 31 with Maya 2019.2. Bifrost makes it possible for 3D artists and technical directors to create serious effects in Maya quickly and easily using a new visual programming environment. SIGGRAPH attendees can visit Autodesk at booth #1211 or participate in Autodesk’s Vision Series, July 30-31 for Maya, Arnold, Shotgun Software, Flame and 3ds Max demos and customer presentations.
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World Roller Games Chooses TVU Networks for Coverage of Intense 11-Day Competition
World Roller Games Chooses TVU Networks for Coverage of Intense 11-Day Competition
Multiple TVU solutions helped broadcast events from across 14 venues in Barcelona
TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in live IP video solutions, has announced its involvement in the broadcast of the world’s largest event for roller sports, the 2019 World Roller Games in Barcelona, Spain.
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Seoul International Film Festival Partners with South African Embassy to Present South African Heritage Day
Seoul International Film Festival Partners with South African Embassy to Present South African Heritage Day
Event takes place during Seoul International Film Festival, September 24, 2019
Seoul International Film Festival and the Embassy of South Africa have partnered to present Showcase: South Africa, a celebration of South African filmmaking and culture. The event will be held of Heritage Day, Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 from 17:00 to 22:00 at Emu Artspace in Jongno-gu.
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Kathrin Lausch Leads CVLT Production as VP of Production and Client Services
Kathrin Lausch Leads CVLT Production as VP of Production and Client Services
Lausch brings two decades of experience as an award-winning Executive Producer after tenures with first-class production and post companies, collaborating with brand clients such as Lexus, Puma, Perrier and Infiniti
New York and LA-based content creation studio CVLTProduction has tapped Kathrin Lausch to lead as VP Of Production and Client Services. She will also assume the same role for creative imaging sister company Urban Studio to meet the diverse needs and cross medium expansion of their growing clientele.
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Cisco Live Records Technical Sessions with 63 Panasonic AW-UE70 4K Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras
Cisco Live Records Technical Sessions with 63 Panasonic AW-UE70 4K Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras
AW-SF200 Auto Tracking software enables Panasonic professional PTZ cameras to automatically track presenters via face and body detection
Cisco Live, the annual customer conference under the aegis of Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA), has upgraded its session capture with the use of more than five dozen Panasonic AW-UE70W/K 4K/HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras with AW-SF200 Auto Tracking software. This state-of-the-art software enables Panasonic professional PTZ cameras to automatically track presenters via face and body detection, now with deep learning technology.
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Anne Gordon Returns to Hooligan as Director of Development
Anne Gordon Returns to Hooligan as Director of DevelopmentCreative post-production company Hooligan has hired Anne Gordon as Director of Development. The appointment reunites Gordon with her longtime friends and former Chinagraph partners Kane Platt, Rosemary Quigley, and Eric Carlson. As Director of Development at Hooligan, Gordon will take on a multi-faceted role managing new business development, client relations, communications, and operations.
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OptiTrack Reveals New Skeletal Solver at SIGGRAPH 2019
OptiTrack Reveals New Skeletal Solver at SIGGRAPH 2019
Artifact-free, real-time character animation will be demonstrated in OptiTrack’s SIGGRAPH booth #1341
OptiTrack today announced that it will debut its brand new skeletal solver at SIGGRAPH 2019, bringing artifact-free, real-time character animation to its optical motion capture systems. The solver will be demonstrated in OptiTrack’s SIGGRAPH booth #1341, with OptiTrack Prime cameras tracking performers in the volume.
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Westlife’s The Twenty Tour uses Blackmagic Design live solution
Westlife’s The Twenty Tour uses Blackmagic Design live solution
Six Teranex Mini HDMI to SDI 12G converters were used to take the 4K animated content from the computer, while an ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, paired with the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, was used for vision mixing, with two Blackmagic MultiView 16 providing preview
Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Mini Pro 4.6K digital film cameras and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K were used as part of a live production workflow by The LED Shed on the UK and Ireland legs of Westlife’s The Twenty Tour.
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Laundry Welcomes Monica Reimold As Executive Producer
Laundry Welcomes Monica Reimold As Executive Producer
Previously Exec Producer at Ranger & Fox, as well as at Psyop, spearheading projects for Coca-Cola, Xbox, and Airbnb among many others
Design-driven animation & production company Laundry has hired Monica Reimold as Executive Producer. She brings more than a decade of experience in commercials, branded content, and new media. Based in Laundry’s San Francisco office, Reimold will oversee sales, marketing, client relations, and in-house production operations.
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Seoul To Host Its First International Film Festival Since 2008
Seoul To Host Its First International Film Festival Since 2008
Festival runs September 20-26, tickets now on sale
After going more than a decade without one and while Busan’s grew at an incredible rate, Seoul is once again home to an international film festival.
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Arena TV Streamlines Simultaneous HDR and SDR Production with AJA FS-HDR
Arena TV Streamlines Simultaneous HDR and SDR Production with AJA FS-HDR
Recently deployed during the FA Cup Final broadcast, the workflow harnesses AJA’s FS-HDR HDR converter/frame sync, FS4 converter/frame-sync, and Hi5-4K-Plus Mini-Converters
As broadcasters across Europe look to reinvigorate the audience experience, production professionals are rapidly getting on board with HDR. Although HDR displays are not yet standard in most homes, video acquired in HDR and delivered in SDR can still enhance the viewing experience, which has production teams looking at how they can best deliver simultaneous live HDR and SDR feeds.
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Anhui Orange Media completes live grading and streaming for China’s Douyu Carnival 2019 with DaVinci Resolve
Anhui Orange Media completes live grading and streaming for China’s Douyu Carnival 2019 with DaVinci Resolve
Streaming for the three day event, which had more than 310 million views, was done using DeckLink 8K Pro, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and HyperDeck Studio Pro
Blackmagic Design today announced that Anhui Orange Media completed live grading for Douyu Carnival 2019, a pan entertainment cultural festival hosted by China’s streaming giant Douyu, with DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel. Streaming for the three day event, which had more than 310 million views, was done using DeckLink 8K Pro, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and HyperDeck Studio Pro.
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MASV Announces Integration With Adobe Premiere Pro For Ultra-Fast Client Deliveries
MASV Announces Integration With Adobe Premiere Pro For Ultra-Fast Client Deliveries
New MASV Extension for Premiere Pro Accelerates Large File Transfer for Video Professionals
MASV (pronounced MASSIVE), the world leader in cloud delivery of enormous video files, today announced a new extension for Adobe® Premiere® Pro. This extension simplifies the delivery of large video projects by embedding MASV’s accelerated cloud transfer technology directly within Premiere Pro.
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Evolve Integrated Finishing with New AI Tools in Flame Family 2020.1
Evolve Integrated Finishing with New AI Tools in Flame Family 2020.1
Flame Family 2020.1 update for Flame, Flare and Flare Assist
Introducing the Flame Family 2020.1 update for Autodesk Flame, Flare and Flare Assist, featuring new creative tools targeted at accelerating workflows, increasing productivity and streamlining organization. Building on the recently released machine learning-powered Z Depth Map Generator and Human Face Normal Map Generator, Flame 2020.1 provides artists with more unique ways to isolate and modify common objects in moving footage for color grading and compositing purposes, including new sky extraction tools.
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‘Quezon’s Game’ Edited and Graded in DaVinci Resolve; Shot on Blackmagic Design Cameras
‘Quezon’s Game’ Edited and Graded in DaVinci Resolve; Shot on Blackmagic Design Cameras
The film, shot and directed by longtime filmmaker Matthew Rosen and produced by ABS-CBN Film Productions, tells the story of the Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon and his plan to shelter Jewish refugees fleeing from Nazi Germany
Blackmagic Design announced today that Matthew Rosen’s film “Quezon’s Game” was shot using Blackmagic Design cameras, with editing and color correction done in DaVinci Resolve Studio. The Philippine historical drama was released worldwide in May of 2019 and has received more than 20 international film awards.
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ftrack Brings Real-time Workflows to SIGGRAPH 2019
ftrack Brings Real-time Workflows to SIGGRAPH 2019
New developments include support for real-time project management in Unreal Engine and Unity.
ftrack, creator of the production tracking and media review platform for creatives, will demonstrate several new features at this year’s SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles.
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Gearhouse Broadcast France appoints Delphine Criscione as Technical Director
Gearhouse Broadcast France appoints Delphine Criscione as Technical Director
Former Head of Technical Support at Euromedia to oversee Gearhouse’s RF department and flyaway systems
Gearhouse Broadcast France, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has appointed Delphine Criscione as its Technical Director. Delphine will oversee all the technical aspects of the French division of the company, as well as Gearhouse’s specialist RF department and its popular flyaway systems.
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Hitachi Kokusai Z-HD5500 Cameras Enable ‘Stunning’ IMAG and Streaming Quality for Calgary’s First Alliance Church
Hitachi Kokusai Z-HD5500 Cameras Enable ‘Stunning’ IMAG and Streaming Quality for Calgary’s First Alliance Church
New HDTV cameras cost-effectively overcome video acquisition challenges of LED-lit environment while providing exceptional operational versatility
80-year-old First Alliance Church (FAC) in Calgary, Alberta produces two distinct live video feeds of their services, each optimized for a particular purpose – image magnification (IMAG) to enrich the worship experience for on-site visitors, and online streaming to reach congregants unable to attend in person. Overhauling their production infrastructure to HD, FAC purchased four Z-HD5500 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to capture high-quality video for both applications while accurately reproducing the church’s rich LED lighting effects.
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RE:Vision Effects announces added support for FilmLight's Baselight, Autodesk Flame, and Blackmagic Fusion 16
RE:Vision Effects announces added support for FilmLight's Baselight, Autodesk Flame, and Blackmagic Fusion 16
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plugin industry leader and makers of Academy Award-winning software, announces plugin support for Blackmagic Design Fusion 16 and Resolve 16, FilmLight's Baselight, and Autodesk systems
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plugin industry leader and makers of Academy Award-winning software, announces plugin support for Blackmagic Design Fusion 16 and Resolve 16, FilmLight's Baselight, and Autodesk systems.
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Daniel Pernikoff Joins Framestore’s Chicago office as Senior Art Director
Daniel Pernikoff Joins Framestore’s Chicago office as Senior Art Director
Previous projects include AMC's Hell on Wheels, Comedy Central rebrand, and 25K display for Microsoft flagshsip store launch
Framestore’s Chicago office is thrilled to welcome Senior Art Director Daniel Pernikoff to the growing team. Pernikoff has worked in the visual effects and motion industry for over 15 years as an art director, lead compositor, and animator across film, television, and advertising.
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IBC2019: TVU Networks Announces Advances in AI, 4K60fps and HDR Transmission, and Remote Production
IBC2019: TVU Networks Announces Advances in AI, 4K60fps and HDR Transmission, and Remote Production
New Internet-Based Encoder TVU G-Link 4K and 4K HDR Version of TVU One Mobile Transmitter Make IBC Debut
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, will showcase 4K, HDR, 5G and AI advances for live video acquisition, cloud and remote production at its stand at the IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) this fall. TVU Networks will exhibit in Hall 2, Stand B28 during the show.
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ATTO Technology and Viking Enterprise Solutions Announce Certification Partnership and Industry-Leading Performance Testing Results
ATTO Technology and Viking Enterprise Solutions Announce Certification Partnership and Industry-Leading Performance Testing Results
Technology Collaboration for an All-Flash, High-Performance Storage Appliance Ideal for Content Creation and Media Workflows
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions, and Viking Enterprise Solutions, providers of advanced data center products including storage server appliances, today announced a partnership to combine their cutting-edge products. The collaboration will result in a certified, fully integrated and high-performance storage solution that is ideal for content creation and media workflows.
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Magic Leap Set to Premiere Experimental, Spatial Computing Experience at SIGGRAPH 2019
Magic Leap Set to Premiere Experimental, Spatial Computing Experience at SIGGRAPH 2019
‘Undersea’ Uses Room-scale Spatial Computing to Bring the Sea to Life
Magic Leap will premiere an all-new Spatial Computing experience for Magic Leap One, “Undersea,” at SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles. The Magic Leap One is a lightweight, wearable spatial computer that enriches your experience in the real world with digital content, in everything from commerce and entertainment to communications and productivity.
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New World Symphony to WALLCAST 4K HDR Concerts Live with AJA 12G-SDI Solutions
New World Symphony to WALLCAST 4K HDR Concerts Live with AJA 12G-SDI Solutions
NWS is updating its WALLCAST production to 4K HDR this summer and leaning on 12G-SDI technology from AJA, driving three Christie 35,000 lumen 4K projectors
New World Symphony’s mission is simple: share the beauty of classical music as widely as possible. With this in mind, the Miami-based orchestral academy launched its WALLCAST® series over 10 years ago and will celebrate its 100th Wallcast ™ on October 12, 2019. Each production translates live concert hall performances into simulcasts viewed by thousands of people in outdoor event space SoundScape Park. To elevate the audience experience, NWS is updating its WALLCAST production to 4K HDR this summer and leaning on 12G-SDI technology from AJA.
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Boris FX Showcases New Tools Accelerated for Compositing, Visual Effects, and Motion Graphics at SIGGRAPH 2019, Booth #1011
Boris FX Showcases New Tools Accelerated for Compositing, Visual Effects, and Motion Graphics at SIGGRAPH 2019, Booth #1011
Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro releases add updated lens flare designer, real-time Particle Illusion emitter engine, and GPU-accelerated object removes; Booth #1011
The award-winning team at Boris FX will demo the newest versions of flagship visual effects plug-ins (2019.5), Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro, at SIGGRAPH (Booth 1011), July 30-August 1, 2019, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Telestream Announces Completed Integration of Tektronix Video
Telestream Announces Completed Integration of Tektronix Video
Extended product portfolio spotlights customer support across wide range of linear broadcast and OTT ABR video monitoring applications
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced that the combination of Telestream and Tektronix’s video test, monitoring and quality assurance solutions for the broadcast and digital media markets into Telestream has been completed. “Customers should be comfortable that any investment in Telestream or Tektronix video monitoring technology is sound. If we are selling it, we are investing in it,” said Scott Puopolo, Chief Executive Officer of Telestream.
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Ikegami to demonstrate HQLM-3125X 4K-UHD master monitor and HDR option for HLM-60 series at IBC
Ikegami to demonstrate HQLM-3125X 4K-UHD master monitor and HDR option for HLM-60 series at IBC
Ikegami to demonstrate HQLM-3125X 4K-UHD master monitor and HDR option for HLM-60 series at IBC, Sept. 13-17, Stand 12.A31

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The Human Effect of Tech: SIGGRAPH 2019 Shines Light on Adaptive Technology
The Human Effect of Tech: SIGGRAPH 2019 Shines Light on Adaptive Technology
From Research Innovations to Interactive Installations, Conference Showcases How Tech Is Helping Humans
SIGGRAPH 2019 announces programming focused around Adaptive Technology, a new focus area for its upcoming Los Angeles conference. Participants can discover the latest innovations with the potential to help humans of the future adapt during the 28 July–1 August event at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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ETribez Casting Platform Achieves Stunning 300th TV Show Milestone: Unique, Cloud-Based Solution Is Used by the World's Top Producers of Non-Scripted Television Content
ETribez Casting Platform Achieves Stunning 300th TV Show Milestone: Unique, Cloud-Based Solution Is Used by the World's Top Producers of Non-Scripted Television Content
eTribez platform now been incorporated into the pipeline of its 300th television program worldwide
eTribez, the company behind the world’s most successful Cloud-based Casting solution for producers of non-scripted television content has accomplished a stunning achievement: The company’s Casting Platform has now been incorporated into the production pipeline of its 300th television program, worldwide. The announcement was made today by Eli Abayan, CEO/Co-Founder, eTribez, Inc.
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SMPTE Accepting Technical Manuscripts for Publication Consideration in SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal
SMPTE Accepting Technical Manuscripts for Publication Consideration in SMPTE Motion Imaging Journalstrong>SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, is seeking technical manuscripts for peer review and possible publication in upcoming issues of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.
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Telestream’s Lightspeed Live Stream Helps Auburn University Stream Sports Events, Graduations, Building Fan Engagement
Telestream’s Lightspeed Live Stream Helps Auburn University Stream Sports Events, Graduations, Building Fan Engagement
Auburn also uses Lightspeed Live Capture to record live event video to archival storage
Telestream®, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced that Auburn University—a US-based public research university in Auburn, AL—has chosen Lightspeed Live Stream to live stream special events, such as graduation ceremonies, sports events and other activities. Lightspeed Live Stream takes live video feeds from production switchers, video routers, ISO cameras, or other sources and streams them simultaneously to the University’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels, as well as its own website.
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LiveU Matrix Gives Broadcasters Free Access to NASA TV's Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Live Feed
LiveU Matrix Gives Broadcasters Free Access to NASA TV's Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Live Feed
Content-rich video management & distribution service enables broadcasters to pick up live content over IP
On Friday, July 19th, NASA TV will broadcast "NASA's Giant Leaps: Past and Future – Celebrating Apollo 50th as we Go Forward to the Moon," a live special highlighting the most-celebrated mission to the moon. Broadcasters will have the ability to pick up the official NASA live feed over IP for free via the LiveU Matrix content management and distribution service.
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AJA FS-HDR Powers First-Ever Simultaneous UltraHD HDR / HD SDR Broadcast for South Korean Audiences
AJA FS-HDR Powers First-Ever Simultaneous UltraHD HDR / HD SDR Broadcast for South Korean AudiencesAJA Video Systems helped power the exploration into the endangered habitats of bears and the global crises that threaten the species recently aired in a landmark broadcast event for South Korean audiences. In January 2019, leading domestic television network MBC broadcast “Bear,” an episodic nature documentary series exploring the impact of climate change and urbanization on pandas, grizzlies, polar bears and beyond. This marked the first simultaneous broadcast of HDR and SDR programming in South Korea, providing audiences with UltraHD HDR displays the opportunity to view the engaging wildlife documentary in more vibrant and vivid hues in a wider dynamic range.
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Framestore ‘Stays High’ with Kim Gehrig for Brittany Howard’s debut music video
Framestore ‘Stays High’ with Kim Gehrig for Brittany Howard’s debut music video
Alabama Shakes frontwoman debut solo music video offers tribute to her late father, featuring actor Terry Crews
The latest collaboration between Framestore and director Kim Gehrig is for Brittany Howard’s debut solo music video for ‘Stay High’ which features a colour grade and subtle VFX by the creative studio. A tribute to the singer’s late father, the beautifully-stylised music video stars actor Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Expendables) as a man finishing a day’s work and returning home to his family.
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Ben Hausdorff shoots Pentatonix and Kirstin Maldonado music videos with Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Ben Hausdorff shoots Pentatonix and Kirstin Maldonado music videos with Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Video for "Evolution of Ariana Grande" was one of YouTube's fastest trending videos: over 5 million views in its first month
Blackmagic Design today announced director and videographer Ben Hausdorff used the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to shoot music videos for Pentatonix’s new Ariana Grande medley. Hausdorff also used the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to shoot Kirstin Maldonado’s upcoming music video for her cover of Selena’s ‘I Could Fall in Love.’
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Custom Consoles announces latest refinements to MediaWall, Module-R and SystemTwo
Custom Consoles announces latest refinements to MediaWall, Module-R and SystemTwoCustom Consoles will exhibit the latest refinements to its MediaWall studio monitor mounting frames and Module-R control room furniture on stand 8.B38 at IBC 2019 Amsterdam, September 13th-17th. Also on show will be an enhanced version of the SystemTwo motorised height-adjustable edit-suite desk with greater lifting power.
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DP Daron Keet & Director Lije Sarki Shoot Indie Feature Concrete Kids with VariCam LTs in Available Light at Night
DP Daron Keet & Director Lije Sarki Shoot Indie Feature Concrete Kids with VariCam LTs in Available Light at Night
Now streaming on Amazon Prime, the low-budget feature from The Orchard was shot by cinematographer Daron Keet with VariCam LTs in available light mainly at night
Part Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves, part Goonies on skateboards, director Lije Sarki’s Concrete Kids tells the story of two nine-year-old boys from Venice, CA, who set off on a mission to cross Los Angeles on skateboards at night to reach the Staples Center by morning for a contest. Now streaming on Amazon Prime, the low-budget feature from The Orchard was shot by cinematographer Daron Keet with VariCam LTs in available light mainly at night.
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Washington Square Films Signs Director and Hidden Camera Expert Andrew Lane
Washington Square Films Signs Director and Hidden Camera Expert Andrew Lane
Lane's work includes reality shows “Top Chef,” “Project Runway,” and “Stormchasers”, as well as multiple Cannes Lions awards for PSA work
Washington Square Films has signed director and hidden camera expert Andrew Lane for U.S. commercial representation. With a distinct talent for uncovering humanity in unexpected moments, his hidden camera work leaves audiences with piqued curiosity and a desire to connect. He seamlessly blends his experience in reality television with masterful storytelling, helming memorable work for top brands such as Google, Mountain Dew, AllState, Stella Artois, Diesel and Bud Light. He has also worked on a number of today’s top reality television hit shows, including “Top Chef,” “Project Runway,” and “Stormchasers.” His work has earned widespread industry acclaim, including three Cannes Lions for his powerful work for States United to Prevent Gun Violence and several Lions for his 2018 work for Diesel “Go with the Fake” that tackled counterfeit culture head-on with a clever hidden camera pop-up store.
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Picture Block’s COLORSPACE 4K HDR Vehicle Uses DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Design 12G Products
Picture Block’s COLORSPACE 4K HDR Vehicle Uses DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Design 12G Products
DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel provide mobile HDR color correction and editing; Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is also used for switching, UltraStudio 4K for capture and playback and Smart Videohub 40x40 for routing
Blackmagic Design announced today that Picture Block used DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel to provide HDR color correction and editing as part of the new COLORSPACE 4K HDR screening room vehicle. COLORSPACE also includes a 12G and 4K workflow using a number of other Blackmagic Design products.
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Emerson College Adopts Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher for Sports Production
Emerson College Adopts Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher for Sports Production
Installed in late 2018 during winter break, the new BPswitch was used throughout last season when the men’s basketball team won its first NEWMAC championship title
Broadcast Pix™ today announced Emerson College, a private college in Boston devoted to communication and the arts, is using a new BPswitch™ GX integrated production switcher to produce live coverage of four team sports on campus. Installed in late 2018 during winter break, the new BPswitch was used throughout last season when the men’s basketball team won its first NEWMAC championship title.
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Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K UHD/multi-HD encoders now shipping
Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K UHD/multi-HD encoders now shipping
Enabling 4K UHD, multi-HD webcasting and remote production workflows
Matrox® Video today announces that the highly-anticipated Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K UHD/multi-HD, low-latency encoders are now shipping. These powerful Monarch EDGE encoders deliver resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 video while offering flexible 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 25 GbE connectivity with multi-protocol streaming options. Priced at just $7,495 (€6,795, £5,995), the Monarch EDGE 4:2:0 8-bit encoder model is ideal for webcasting and over-the-top (OTT) delivery, while the Monarch EDGE 4:2:2 10-bit encoder version at $9,995 (€ 9,095, £7,995) is tailor-made for remote production and remote integration (REMI) workflows.
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Valiant Pictures Adds Adam Zimmer as West Coast EP
Valiant Pictures Adds Adam Zimmer as West Coast EP
Zimmer Will Lead Commercial Production Operations out of Los Angeles
Commercial and film production company Valiant Pictures has added Adam Zimmer as West Coast Executive Producer, further extending the company’s presence in Los Angeles in response to growing client needs. Leveraging a successful career based in film and video production spanning two decades, Zimmer will lead commercial production and business development endeavors for Valiant Pictures, expanding their ever-growing West Coast presence on the heels of top-tier campaigns for brands including MTN DEW, Pepsi, ESPN, Glossier, and Dia&Co, among many others.
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Sigma Unveils Sigma fp Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera; Announces High-Performance Lens Series for Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Systems
Sigma Unveils Sigma fp Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera; Announces High-Performance Lens Series for Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Systems
35mm Bayer full-frame sensor with 24.6 megapixels, supports 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording for RAW video data and 4K UHD/24fps recording
With dimensions of 112.6×69.9×45.3mm and body weight of 370g, the all-new Sigma fp is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera. It is equipped with a 35mm Bayer full-frame sensor with 24.6 megapixels in a compact body. Suitable for everyday use by photographers of all skill levels, from novices to the most discerning professionals, the Sigma fp produces images that are of the highest quality, capable of supporting both serious still and cine shooting.
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VFX Supervisor James Rogers joins Framestore’s Los Angeles office
VFX Supervisor James Rogers joins Framestore’s Los Angeles officeFramestore has welcomed James Rogers as VFX Supervisor to the Los Angeles office where he will work with the growing Integrated Advertising department, as well as collaborating with the global team on long-form content.
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Maxon announces exhibitor presence at SIGGRAPH 2019
Maxon announces exhibitor presence at SIGGRAPH 2019
Maxon to Showcase Latest Updates to Cinema 4D; Industry Professionals to Present Creative Successes in 3D Animation, Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and VR/AR; Presentations Live Streaming Daily on C4Dlive.com
SIGGRAPH 2019 -- Maxon, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce exhibitor participation at the 2019 SIGGRAPH Conference & Expo. SIGGRAPH, recognized as the “…world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience for inspiring transformative advancements across the disciplines of computer graphics and interactive techniques,” takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, July 30 – August 1, 2019. Maxon and Redshift Rendering Technologies, acquired by Maxon earlier this year, will have a presence at SIGGRAPH 2019.
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South Africa's Sasani Studios Builds Its Next Generation Media Foundation with EditShare Workflow Solutions
South Africa's Sasani Studios Builds Its Next Generation Media Foundation with EditShare Workflow Solutions
South Africa’s largest production studio deploys EditShare Flow production asset management, EFS scale-out storage and Ark archiving to propel massive multi-camera workflow, for more than 1400 episodes annually
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, Automated Quality Control (AQC), editing and media management solutions, announced today that South African media powerhouse Sasani Studios has designed its next-generation multi-camera workflow production around EditShare workflow solutions EditShare Flow, EFS scale-out media engineered storage, multi-channel Geevs ingest and Ark archiving.
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Chicago's The Colonie Adds Motion Designer/3D Artist Ashley Lee To Its Design Division, Further Expanding Its Capabilities
Chicago's The Colonie Adds Motion Designer/3D Artist Ashley Lee To Its Design Division, Further Expanding Its Capabilities
The Chicago-Based Editorial and Post-Production Company Brings the Motion Designer/3D Artists Onboard, as it Continues to Broaden the Scope and Caliber of its Motion Design Services with a Diverse Mix of Talent
The Colonie has added Motion Designer and 3D Artist Ashley Lee to its full-service editorial and postproduction company’s staff. Lee joins the Motion Design Department’s growing talent roster, further expanding its formidable motion graphics design and animation offerings while taking its 3D capabilities to the next level.
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PlayBox Neo Powers Phase 2 Expansion at WLVT - PBS39, Pennsylvania
PlayBox Neo Powers Phase 2 Expansion at WLVT - PBS39, Pennsylvania
WLVT-TV currently broadcasts five channels, using ProductionAirBox Neo to provide content playout for news, live shows, studio screens and video walls, live production broadcasts and more
PlayBox Neo announces the completion of a playout system expansion at the headquarters of US public service broadcaster WLVT - PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This forms the second phase of a project commenced in Q4 2017.
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Adobe and YouTube Space Partner to Support Creators; Adobe Announces Vidcon Presence
Adobe and YouTube Space Partner to Support Creators; Adobe Announces Vidcon Presence
Learn more about Adobe's partnership with YouTube at VidCon, July 10-13 in Anaheim CA
The future belongs to those who create. And to us at Adobe, that future looks bright. Creators often choose Adobe’s video tools to help them create YouTube videos. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re teaming up with YouTube Space to support creators around the world in new ways.
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HPA Announces 2019 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
HPA Announces 2019 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Honors will be bestowed on November 21 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee have announced the winners of the 2019 HPA Engineering Excellence Award. The winners were selected by a blue-ribbon judging panel after a session held at IMAX on June 22. Honors will be bestowed on November 21 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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Jessica Garcia-Scharer Joins Compadre As Head Of Production
Jessica Garcia-Scharer Joins Compadre As Head Of Production
Prior to joining Compadre, she served as Director of On-Air Promotions at Fox Sports Marketing, Senior Producer at Digital Kitchen, and more
Creative marketing agency Compadre has welcomed Jessica Garcia-Scharer as Head of Production. She brings over 15 years of experience in the creative industry having worked in senior production and marketing roles on both the agency and network sides.
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