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Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating Officer
News: Patrick Davenport Joins MPC as Chief Operating OfficerHighly regarded industry figure Patrick Davenport returns to MPC Advertising as Chief Operating Officer USA with responsibility for managing operations for the business in Los Angeles and New York.
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Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate Program
News: Cogswell College Launches World's First VR/AR Certificate ProgramTo accelerate the development of applications for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cogswell College is poised to become the very first school in the world to launch a Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Certificate Program. Cogswell’s first courses start this summer. Recently recognized by the prestigious Princeton Review as a Top Videogame Design School in North America, Cogswell College is uniquely qualified to address the challenges of creating meaningful VR/AR applications.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel Spotlights
News: Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel SpotlightsFirst Academy Award®-Winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies: Silent Movie with Live Piano Accompaniment Presented By The Art Directors Guild Film Society and American Cinematheque Sunday, May 22 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a special screening of THE BELOVED ROGUE (1927), the little seen silent epic starring John Barrymore and designed by Academy Award®-winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies, the artist for whom the credit Production Designer was invented, on Sunday, May 22, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood). The program, which also includes selections from Menzies’ celebrated films, will be moderated by ADG Film Society co-chair Production Designer John Muto (Home Alone) with a live piano accompaniment performed by Cliff Retallick. This will be the second program of the 2016 ADG Film Series entitled “PRODUCTION DESIGN: LOOKING AT NOTHING, SEEING EVERYTHING,” sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video Creation
News: Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video CreationFor those that missed NAB this year, The Editors’ Lounge will be hosting a post-NAB evening on Friday, April 29th at 6:30 pm. The evening will feature an up-close look at all the latest from Blackmagic Design, GLOOKAST and RE: Vision Effects new plug-in for 360 video, RE: Lens. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production and will be held at their facility located at 1612 W. Olive Ave., Ste 200, Burbank, CA 91506.
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Hula Post Supports "The Jungle Book"
Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
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Milk Wins Third Bafta In Three Years, For Jonthan Strange & Mr Norrell
Academy Award winning independent VFX studio Milk is thrilled to have won its third consecutive British Academy Television Craft Award at last night’s ceremony, held at The Brewery, London. Milk scooped this year’s award for its work on the BBC’s critically acclaimed drama series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category.
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Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff Content
News: Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff ContentGolden Globe-nominated digital studio Reel FX has teamed up with the Cleveland Cavaliers to take the Cavs fan experience to the next level with all new player introduction video specifically created for the Cavs 2016 NBA Playoff run. The new video debuted at Game 1 of the first round of the Cavs vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Playoff series on Sunday, April 17th.
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TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editor Terence Ziegler to the Unique New Editorial Company
News: TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editor Terence Ziegler to the Unique New Editorial CompanyTwoPoint0 welcomes the talents of Editor Terence Ziegler to the unique editorial company which features an innovative, new business model. In addition to Terence Ziegler, the editorial company and creative collective features the talents of the two founding partners Editor/EP Wendy Rosen and Editor Anthony Marinelli, as well as such luminary Editors as: Charlie Cusumano, Jane Keller, John Marinis, Keith Olwell, and Jon Rosen.
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The Foundry delivers increased performance and efficiency with NUKE 10
NUKE 10 offers key new updates across NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of NUKE 10, designed to make artists more productive. With a focus on accelerating everyday workflows by enhancing performance, increasing stability and delivering new functionality in the areas that matter most to artists, NUKE 10 delivers key new updates across the entire product range: NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO.
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NEWS: Erika Sheldon and Erika Bokamper Launch Safe Word
Seasoned sales reps open west coast artist representation shop
Seasoned sales reps Erika Bokamper and Erika Sheldon have teamed up to launch artist representation shop Safe Word Creative Management. Bokamper has been representing some of the top names in creative talent as an in-house and independent rep since 2005, with previous clients including MJZ, Prettybird, O-Positive and Rock Paper Scissors, among numerous others. She maintains equal passions for bolstering creative talent and holistic wellness, devoting recent years to work as Director of Operations for a globally renowned luxury organic skincare brand. With a decade of experience in sales, talent management, business development and marketing, Sheldon has worked with such top shops as The Sweet Shop, Doomsday, Interrogate and Believe Media.
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Chaos Group’s V-Ray 3.3 for NUKE Brings GPU Speeds and VR Output to Top Compositing Application
Full V-Ray 3.x Feature Set Now Available in Free Update; NUKE 10 Compatibility On The Way
Today, Chaos Group, a worldwide leader in computer graphics, releases the most powerful renderer currently available for NUKE, NUKEX, and NUKE STUDIO. V-Ray 3.3 for NUKE brings the first node-based VR system, GPU rendering speeds, and 200+ 3.x updates also available in V-Ray for 3ds Max and Maya, to artists around the world.
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- RT Software partners with Alston Elliot to deliver first virtualised advertising solution in Africa
RT Software, a worldwide provider of real-time graphics solutions, has partnered with Alston Elliot South Africa and Mo-Sys to deliver a virtual advertising solution to SuperSport International, South Africa’s premium pay-television sports broadcaster.
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GPL Technologies' Sabatino to Discuss Virtualization in Visual Effects Production at NAB Show LIVE
News: GPL Technologies' Sabatino to Discuss Virtualization in Visual Effects Production at NAB Show LIVEGPL Technologies Account Manager Ron Sabatino and NVIDIA Global Leader, Media & Entertainment Business Development Michael Kaplan will discuss how virtualization is rapidly reshaping visual effects production in a special NAB Show LIVE session at the upcoming 2016 NAB Show. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20th at 12:30pm and will be broadcast online at nabshow.com and broadcastbeat.com. Sabatino will host a discussion with Kaplan on how groundbreaking rendering technologies, such as NVIDIA® GRIDTM , are boosting performance in virtual desktop infrastructures and making it possible for artists to collaborate regardless of their geographic location. He will discuss how Quadro VCA and Iray server allows artists to make faster design decisions.
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The Foundry Solves Virtual Reality Content Creation Challenges With New CARA VR Toolset
New tools enable creation of high-quality 360° video content
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of its highly anticipated VR toolset. CARA VR is a new plug-in designed to work within the industry-leading NUKE environment to enable the creation of high-quality virtual reality content.
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New ARRI High-Speed Ballast EB 2.5/4 HS AutoScan
News: New ARRI High-Speed Ballast EB 2.5/4 HS AutoScanARRI is complementing its latest generation of high-speed ballasts with the new EB 2.5/4 HS AutoScan. Designed for the ARRI M40 and other 2.5 kW or 4 kW daylight fixtures, it incorporates innovative features and allows filming speeds of more than 1,000 fps.
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ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic Lenses
News: ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic LensesARRI introduces two new focal lengths to the Master Anamorphic series, extending the range at both the wide-angle and telephoto ends. The 28 mm MA28 shares the fast T1.9 aperture speed of all seven preceding Master Anamorphics, making it ideal for low light work and shallow depth of field. For such a long focal length, the 180 mm MA180 has an impressively fast stop of T2.8 and a compact design, with a front diameter of just 95 mm. Both lenses display the same superior image quality and perfect optical aberration correction as all other Master Anamorphics.
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LCUBE Signal Converter & Cforce Plus Lens Motor Improve Remote Lens Control & Camera Functionality
News: LCUBE Signal Converter & Cforce Plus Lens Motor Improve Remote Lens Control & Camera FunctionalityARRI’s Electronic Control System (ECS) is a versatile, modular toolset for wireless remote control of any camera and any lens. Bringing immediate benefits to ALEXA Mini shooters, ARRI is introducing two new ECS products: LCUBE CUB-1 and cforce plus Lens Motor.
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ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXT
News: ARRI Announces New Features for ALEXA SXTMore than ever before, ALEXA offers the best overall image quality and efficient workflow with the SXT cameras. By striking a perfect balance between pixel size and resolution, ALEXA SXT produces beautiful images in HD, 2K and 4K, while also delivering the highest dynamic range of any camera in the market. Not only does ALEXA SXT meet the resolution needs of 4K and UHD distribution with easy workflows, it is also uniquely well-equipped to create content that will take fullest advantage of emerging HDR (High Dynamic Range) display technologies. In addition, the ability to record at up to 120 fps in full image quality means that HFR (High Frame Rate) approaches to enhancing viewer experience can also be accommodated. The continually increasing popularity of anamorphic shooting is best served by ALEXA’s unique tall sensor and the new anamorphic recording formats offered in the SXT.
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New ARRI Look Management Garners Industry Support
With the ALEXA SXT cameras, ARRI is rolling out a new look management workflow that is already finding enthusiastic support from leading manufacturers of on-set color grading and digital dailies software.
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Support Sony, Panasonic and Red Gear
News: ARRI Pro Camera Accessories Support Sony, Panasonic and Red GearARRI's Pro Camera Accessories (PCA) bring the high quality design and durability that ARRI is known for to cameras from other manufacturers. ARRI is pleased to announce new accessories are available for RED DSMC2, Sony α7S/R II and Panasonic VariCam LT.
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ARRI takes over artemis camera stabilization systems and launches production version of Trinity
News: ARRI takes over artemis camera stabilization systems and launches production version of TrinityARRI has taken over the artemis range of camera stabilizers from Sachtler/the Vitec Group and at NAB 2016 is demonstrating an improved version of the ground-breaking Trinity system.
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AccuWeather Unveils New CampaignTrail Application for StoryTeller at 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Show
News: AccuWeather Unveils New CampaignTrail Application for StoryTeller at 2016 National Association of Broadcasters ShowSee how CampaignTrail makes election coverage faster, easier, and more effective than ever before at AccuWeather booth #SL6010
PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Headquarters -- AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, announces all-new CampaignTrail™, the break-through election application now available for StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution, the only complete, interactive touchscreen solution for the entire news presentation. AccuWeather is demonstrating CampaignTrail live at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show April 18-21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV – AccuWeather booth #SL6010.
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Blackmagic Design Selects TICO Compression to Move to Live Video Production over IP
News: Blackmagic Design Selects TICO Compression to Move to Live Video Production over IPBlackmagic Design is now an adopter of the ultra low latency TICO compression technology developed by intoPIX, enabling high resolution video over IP networks.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update with HDR
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update with HDRNew software update adds HDR support to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G!
Blackmagic Design today announced Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update which adds support for HDR playback over HDMI to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G. Desktop Video 10.6.4 is available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeck
News: Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeckBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update which adds control of all HyperDeck Studio disk recorders to all ATEM switchers. ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic ATEM switcher customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe Capture and Playback Card
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe Capture and Playback CardBlackmagic Design today announced DeckLink Duo 2, a new high performance capture and playback solution with 4 independent channels that can be assigned to either record or playback in any combination, all on a single plug in PCI Express card. Designed for developers and OEMs, DeckLink Duo 2 is the ideal solution for media play-out servers, multi screen digital signage servers, real time processors and more. DeckLink Duo 2 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$495.
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Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
News: Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3The world’s most advanced capture and playback solution now with 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 technology
Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3, the world’s most advanced Thunderbolt video capture and playback solution.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Converter Upgrades with HDMI Instant Lock
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Converter Upgrades with HDMI Instant LockMini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G both get new HDMI instant lock feature, and Teranex Mini also adds 33 point LUT support.
Blackmagic Design today announced free converter upgrades that add new features to both Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G. Both models will now get the new HDMI Instant Lock feature. Teranex Mini also gets 33 point LUT support. The new features are available via a free software update from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Micro Converters
News: Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Micro ConvertersIntroducing the world’s smallest broadcast quality video converters!
Blackmagic Design today introduced Blackmagic Micro Converter SDI to HDMI and Blackmagic Micro Converter HDMI to SDI, two new super small, pocket size broadcast quality video converters. Both models are available immediately for only US$85 each.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic MultiView 4
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic MultiView 4Monitor 4 completely independent SD, HD or Ultra HD SDI video sources on a single display!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic MultiView 4, a new multi viewer that lets customers monitor 4 completely independent SDI video sources on a single display. Customers can monitor any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD formats and frame rates all at the same time. Blackmagic MultiView 4 can output to regular HD monitors, however when customers plug in an Ultra HD display, they will get four times the resolution of a simple HD only multi viewer.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist 4K
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist 4KBlackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 4K, a portable all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used to add professional recording and monitoring to any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, high resolution 7 inch monitor for checking focus and framing, two high speed recorders for non-stop HD and Ultra HD recording, two extremely high quality XLR microphone inputs for professional audio recording, a built in speaker and more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Operating System and User Interface for URSA Mini
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Operating System and User Interface for URSA MiniNew URSA Mini camera OS adds new UI, dozens of features and improves camera performance!
Blackmagic Design today announced a major new camera operating system for its URSA Mini cameras. This new camera OS features an incredible new user interface along with dozens of new features and will be available later this year free of charge for all URSA Mini customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino ShieldNow customers can easily create their own completely customized camera control solutions!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield which lets customers build their own custom controllers for cameras and other SDI devices. The Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield will ship mid year for $95 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
News: Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5Massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features; Available for download now
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability for immediate download of the public beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Studio ViewfinderHigh resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder, a high resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more that turns Blackmagic URSA Mini into a true professional studio camera.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Revolutionary New Blackmagic Duplicator 4K
Now it’s possible to distribute and sell Ultra HD content direct to customers at live events!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic Duplicator 4K, which allows delivery of Ultra HD content to consumers by recording files onto inexpensive SD cards that can be distributed to customers the moment an event is finished. Featuring 25 built in SD card recorders, multi rate 12G-SDI connections and a realtime H.265 encoder, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K is the best way to deliver Ultra HD content that customers can actually view on their 4K televisions and Windows 10 computers today.
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IHSE USA and Vizrt to Demonstrate KVM Connection for Live-Broadcast Workflows at NAB
IHSE Equipment Performs Real-Time, Latency-Free Switching Among Vizrt Editing Stations Over Long Distances With No Loss of Quality or Resolution
IHSE USA LLC today announced that it will work with Vizrt at the 2016 NAB Show to demonstrate high-performance, long-distance KVM capabilities by connecting a live source between the two companies' booths, which will be located at opposite ends of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Both manufacturers will demonstrate mutual compatibility of their products based on real scenarios. The intent is to show long-distance connectivity in real time.
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NextVR Unveils World's First Virtual Reality Production Truck at NAB Show
News: NextVR Unveils World's First Virtual Reality Production Truck at NAB ShowNextVR continues to break new ground, setting industry standards for live entertainment broadcasts in virtual reality
PRNewswire/ -- NextVR, a pioneer in immersive 3D virtual reality experiences, is introducing the first live virtual reality production truck for broadcast coverage of marquee events. The production truck will make its first appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas on April 18th. After that, NextVR will roll out the truck to cover live events – including sports and concerts – beginning in July.
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Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings
New Tools and Improvements Deliver Innovation, Productivity and Efficiency
At NAB 2016, Autodesk, Inc. announced the latest versions of its flexible, subscription-based visual effects, post and 3D animation software, including Autodesk Flame Family 2017, Maya 2016 extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017. Designed to empower creatives, each release includes an array of new features and enhancements to help studios and artists manage modern workflow demands.
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MBX Introduces Reference Platforms for Next-Gen Video Server Systems
News: MBX Introduces Reference Platforms for Next-Gen Video Server SystemsHigh-Performance Designs Include Support for 4K 3D Video; NAB Booth #SL13705
PRNewswire/ -- Leading server appliance manufacturer MBX Systems today announced the development of new reference platforms for next-generation video applications requiring extreme speed and storage performance, including delivery of 4K 3D video. The new reference designs can be adapted to any size base server, fully customized for each customer, and used to create powerhouse hardware solutions for applications ranging from post-production processing to video content creation and content delivery networks (CDNs).
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DTS And Nowtilus Partner To Provide Premium Surround Sound Experience For Live Linear OTT Streaming
News: DTS And Nowtilus Partner To Provide Premium Surround Sound Experience For Live Linear OTT StreamingContent Providers, Pay TV Operators and TV Networks Can Now Distribute Premium, Multi-Channel Surround Sound Content in DTS® Headphone:X® to Mobile and OTT Device Users
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a global leader in high-definition audio solutions, has teamed up with LiveTV and video-on-demand content service company, Nowtilus, to deliver a surround sound experience targeted at the pay TV operator and broadcaster market. The solution will be showcased using DTS Headphone:X technology on mobile devices at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 16-21 at the DTS booth, #SU3714.
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NewBlue Announces Titler Live Broadcast for Popular Live Production Systems
News: NewBlue Announces Titler Live Broadcast for Popular Live Production SystemsDelivers up to 16 streams of real-time animated multi-layer production graphics
NewBlue Inc., a leading provider of production-proven video special effects, transitions and titling technology, today announced Titler Live Broadcast, a new affordable, high-quality, 3D, animated titling solution for live production. Titler Live Broadcast supports popular production systems such as NewTek Tricaster, Telestream Wirecast, Blackmagic ATEM, Roland Switchers, and vMIX Go. Users of NewTek’s NDI (Network Device Interface) can stream graphics and text on up to 16 independent channels all from a single Mac or Windows computer.
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Autodesk Acquires Solid Angle
Autodesk Boosts Advanced Rendering Capabilities through Acquisition of Solid Angle
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has acquired Solid Angle, developer of Arnold, an advanced, ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation used in film, television and advertising worldwide. Acquisition terms were not disclosed.
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BlackTrax Flies High For Muse On Its Drones Worldwide Arena Concerts
News: BlackTrax Flies High For Muse On Its Drones Worldwide Arena ConcertsLargest-ever installation of BlackTrax for arena concerts is a technical feat!
The UK-based artistic design firm, Oli Metcalfe Design Ltd working with entertainment studio, Moment Factory applied an unprecedented combination of interactive technology for the worldwide arena tours of British rock trio, Muse and their new album Drones, their seventh studio record.
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HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-One
News: HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-OneUnveils software to enhance performance for Mac users
HP Inc. today announced a bold evolution and a series of updates to the world's first workstation all-in-one -- the new HP Z1 G3 Workstation - combining the simplicity of an All-in-One design with performance typically found in traditional tower workstations.
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Videoblocks Enters New Digital Media Frontier With Launch Of Virtual Reality Content For The Mass Creative Class
VideoBlocks Becomes the First Stock Media Company to Add 2D and 3D Virtual Reality, 360-Degree Video to their Robust Content Library
VideoBlocks, the first membership-based provider of stock video, today announced the launch of the industry’s first 2D and 3D virtual reality, 360-degree video content for the mass creative class and creators around the world. The newly launched content will be available in VideoBlocks’ Unlimited Library and contributor-friendly marketplace. Members will be able to experience the videos in a full 360-degree sphere, through a player on the VideoBlocks website. The footage has been fully stitched together and ready for download and use by the ever-growing mass creative class, from hobbyists to professionals alike.
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Flanders Scientific Introduces BoxIO LUT Box Product Line at NAB 2016
News: Flanders Scientific Introduces BoxIO LUT Box Product Line at NAB 20163 models of advanced color management devices take LUT box technology to the next level with unique capabilities like frame capture support and dual channel operation.
Flanders Scientific (NAB Show Booth SL6325) has taken the wraps off of an entirely new product category: BoxIO. These advanced color management devices take LUT box technology to the next level with some unique capabilities like frame capture support and dual channel operation. BoxIO is available in three different models to suit different budgets and needs.
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StereoStitch Launches a Real-Time 3D 360 Video Stitching for VR Live Streaming
News: StereoStitch Launches a Real-Time 3D 360 Video Stitching for VR Live StreamingToday, StereoStitch announced the launch of its high-quality, production-ready, real-time 3D 360 Video Stitching software at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, NV. StereoStitch helps content creators with their 3D and Virtual Reality needs, be it live-stitching of 3D content (e.g. film making), or projection of VR concepts (e.g. sports match or a fashion show using drone mounted 3D cameras).
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Flanders Scientific Announces the DM170 Production Monitor at NAB 2016
News: Flanders Scientific Announces the DM170 Production Monitor at NAB 2016Flanders Scientific has announced the upcoming release of the 16.5” DM170 production monitor, a more compact version of Flanders Scientific’s flagship DM250 display
Flanders Scientific (NAB Show Booth SL6325) has announced the upcoming release of the 16.5” DM170 production monitor, a more compact version of Flanders Scientific’s flagship DM250 display.
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Announcing Streambox® Real-time VR Video Streaming to Oculus Rift® Headset Demonstrations at NAB Show in Las Vegas
News: Announcing Streambox® Real-time VR Video Streaming to Oculus Rift® Headset Demonstrations at NAB Show in Las VegasThe VR technology demonstrations include 4K VR video workflow from 3D & 360 video capture, video stitching, compression and transport to the cloud video servers for multiplayer Virtual Reality video distribution
Streambox®, an industry leading pioneer delivering unique video streaming solutions, today announces its StreamboxVR®, an end-to-end 4K 3D and 360 virtual reality streaming infrastructure for Live Events, Sports, Broadcast, Education and Enterprise applications.
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Astucemedia Unveils Latest Features of its Data Platform Enabling Live, Data-Driven Graphics for Broadcast News & Sports
News: Astucemedia Unveils Latest Features of its Data Platform Enabling Live, Data-Driven Graphics for Broadcast News & SportsAt NAB 2016, Astucemedia will show new integration with Reuters Media Express, Getty Images, the AP for U.S. Election results, and Vizrt’s Viz One MAM
At NAB 2016 on the Vizrt booth (#SL2417) Astucemedia, a leading provider of creative and technical services and data will unveil the latest features and capabilities of its Astucemedia Data Platform (ADP)—a powerful, full-featured solution that simplifies the often complex process of creating and managing visually pleasing live broadcast graphics infused with real-time data feeds and media assets.
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Vizrt and Vū Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016
News: Vizrt and Vū Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016Live demo to highlight MAM integration to Vū Digital for automatic metadata extraction and analysis
Vizrt and Vū Digital will roll out some powerful, new automated tools that enrich video and other digital media assets with metadata at the National Association of Broadcasters annual show here next week.
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Canon U.S.A. announces Canon 4k Imagery featured in IMAX® Film
Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point Few Get to See
The future of 4K filmmaking is looking up — in fact, all the way to space. A Beautiful Planet, the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA, will premiere in IMAX in New York on April 16 and was shot primarily in space using Canon cameras and lenses. The film will be shown to the public exclusively in IMAX®and IMAX®3D theaters beginning April 29.
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TRANSVIDEO’S NEW PRODUCTS ON SHOW AT NAB 2016 in Central Hall
News: TRANSVIDEO’S NEW PRODUCTS ON SHOW AT NAB 2016 in Central Hall
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SHOTOVER Introduces New, Broadcaster-Optimized SHOTOVER F1 LIVE
News: SHOTOVER Introduces New, Broadcaster-Optimized SHOTOVER F1 LIVEPRNewswire/ -- SHOTOVER, the maker of high performance stabilization platforms, announced today it will be unveiling a variant of its popular SHOTOVER F1 gyro-stabilized camera platform at NAB called the SHOTOVER F1 LIVE. Designed to meet the specific needs of the broadcast and ENG markets, the new system comes fully configured and set up from the factory with the customer's broadcast camera and lens system of choice.
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NAB 2016: FOR-A to Intro Chroma Keyer, Video Wall for Live Sports, News, Weather
News: NAB 2016: FOR-A to Intro Chroma Keyer, Video Wall for Live Sports, News, WeatherVideo and audio technology innovator FOR-A will introduce two products that allow broadcasters to deliver more powerful 3D effects and Augmented Reality in booth C5117 at this year's NAB Show, to be held from April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In the Virtual Studio display area of the booth, FOR-A's most advanced Chroma Keyer, the ACK-3000, will showcase realistic 3D effects yet, creating live keyed shadows in the composite image.
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NAB News: FilmLight adds free Mac app for on-set colour decisions
News: NAB News: FilmLight adds free Mac app for on-set colour decisionsAt NAB2016 (18–21 April, Las Vegas Convention Center), FilmLight will introduce Prelight, a freely licensed Mac OS X application designed to help DoPs and other professional creatives to author and review looks in pre-production and on-set.
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ASC Panel at NAB Will Explore A BEAUTIFUL PLANET with James Neihouse
News: ASC Panel at NAB Will Explore A BEAUTIFUL PLANET with James NeihouseThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will put James Neihouse, ASC in the spotlight to discuss his experience making the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. The panel, moderated by journalist David Heuring, is part of the Creative Master Series at The National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. It will be held on Monday, April 18 from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in room S220 at the convention center. Neihouse will reveal his multi-year preparations and last-minute adaptations for this IMAX-NASA collaboration, which will be released exclusively in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters beginning April 29.
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Bluefish444 Showcases Complete VR Workflow at NAB 2016
360 Video SDI Camera Recording to VR Post Production Workflows with Bluefish444
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced it has brought together some of the industry's best VR tools from camera right through to VR headset.
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NAB News: Discover the future of audio at the Sennheiser and Neumann booth
Visitors to the Sennheiser and Neumann NAB booth (N5729) will be able to experience the future of audio: waiting to be discovered are an AMBEO 3D Audio 9.1 installation – featuring a selection of Neumann monitor loudspeakers – and a virtual-reality experience recorded with Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR mic. At the show, Sennheiser will launch the brand-new MKE 440 stereo microphone for DSLR cameras, and will also preview the HandMic digital and the MK 4 digital, the latest products developed in cooperation with A/D conversion specialists, Apogee.
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AC&NC To Delight Media & Entertainment Professionals At NAB With JetStor
News: AC&NC To Delight Media & Entertainment Professionals At NAB With JetStorAC&NC, a provider of leading RAID/Hybrid Flash/All Flash storage solutions, will feature its JetStor RDX16 storage server at the NAB Show April 18–21 in Las Vegas (Booth SL12109). The platform, bundled with RAIDIX software, is engineered to support all facets of media production. When provisioned with ATTO Technology’s Celerity 16Gb Fibre Channel host bust adapters (HBAs), the system offers an unsurpassed combination of performance, data protection, flexibility, and economy.
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SolidTrack Introduces SolidTrack Unity & Announces Ross|SolidTrack Solution at NAB
Innovative, markerless camera tracking and previz/animation solution for real time visual effects & on-set visualization for broadcast and film
SolidAnim, a leader in virtual production, will introduce the latest version of SolidTrack at NAB2016. SolidTrack is a real time camera tracking solution for recording camera moves and data logging of camera moves on the virtual set. SolidTrack has been utilized on films such as Gods of Egypt and The Walk, and television shows such as Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and DaVinci's Demons.
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Blackmagic Design Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award: Design Team of the Year 2016
News: Blackmagic Design Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award: Design Team of the Year 2016Blackmagic Design has become the first Australian company to be selected as Red Dot: Design Team of the Year, an honor widely acknowledged as the most prestigious design award in the world.
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Vizrt and Vu Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016
News: Vizrt and Vu Digital enrich media with automatic metadata at NAB 2016Live demo to highlight MAM integration to Vu Digital for automatic metadata extraction and analysis
Vizrt and Vū Digital are partnering to provide powerful automated tools to enrich metadata to assets in the Viz One media asset management (MAM) system.
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Mistika is THE Powerful Reality in VR - SGO’s Booth #SL9027 at NAB
News: Mistika is THE Powerful Reality in VR - SGO’s Booth #SL9027 at NABWith Virtual Reality being widely touted as the “Next Frontier” of post-production innovation, SGO is already prepared with game-changing solutions for the challenges it presents to the industry. Mistika will be a revolutionary product for any company that wants to lead the way in VR.
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Mistika Unveils Ground-breaking Developments in Las Vegas
SGO BOOTH #SL9027 / 18 – 21 April 2016 / Las Vegas Convention Centre
SGO will be carving its own path this NAB, bringing its award-winning finishing system Mistika to the limelight and unveiling a multitude of incredible future-proof developments that have been in the pipeline for the past few years. Mistika will be the frontier of Virtual Reality, equipping professionals with the most innovative and accessible virtual toolsets and workflows. With an NAB highlight of VR in post, SGO will reveal its distinctive, forward thinking 3D feature-sets, VR Mode and VR Device connections, depicting how Mistika provides Colour Grading, HDR, Stereo and Compositing in Virtual Reality, in just one system.
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Eyeheight announces updated BroadcastSafeFX plug-in legaliser for Apple Final Cut Pro X
Eyeheight announces a design update which supplies timed licenses to clients for a particular project/job. This means that Eyeheight can now satisfy clients' opex requirements.
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Vitec Group’s Creative Solutions Acquires Offhollywood
Creative Solutions is pleased to announce that its parent, The Vitec Group plc, has acquired the assets of Offhollywood Digital LLC, a camera accessories manufacturer, equipment rental and production services provider. Founded in 2003 by Aldey Sanchez and Mark L. Pederson, Offhollywood has focused on bringing emerging technologies and workflows to filmmakers worldwide. Offhollywood will be incorporated into the Vitec Group’s Creative Solutions business, which includes Teradek, Paralinx, and SmallHD.
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Deluxe VR Launches; Debuting New Project at NAB 2016
News: Deluxe VR Launches; Debuting New Project at NAB 2016Offers End-to-End Creative, Production, Post and Distribution Services; Global Scalability with Access to 3,000 Artists Worldwide
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has launched Deluxe VR, a new dedicated virtual reality (VR) creative services unit in Los Angeles. Deluxe VR offers end-to-end production and post-production services for clients creating immersive content for entertainment, promotional, and enterprise applications. The team will showcase several VR projects and unique service capabilities at Deluxe's booth #SU4414 at NAB 2016, April 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV.
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Meet "Fred"; leftchannel Unveils Its Newest 3D Animation Project
News: Meet "Fred"; leftchannel Unveils Its Newest 3D Animation ProjectRight on the heels of its 2nd installment of the E! New York Fashion Week promo, a design-driven piece that continues to evolve the branding of this global event - the creative team at leftchannel unveils its newest 3D animation project: "Fred." The artistic capabilities of leftchannel's creative team, including the mastery of 3D character animation and story development, are no longer a secret. But as for Fred, he's full of them!
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the STUDIO Helps Launch New Children’s Cancer Foundation Scarlett Contra el Cancer With Emotional Animated Short Film
News: the STUDIO Helps Launch New Children’s Cancer Foundation Scarlett Contra el Cancer With Emotional Animated Short FilmPowerful Mixed Media Piece “Scarlett” Brings Awareness To #LimbLossAwarenessMonth
For children confronting cancer, amputation takes as much of an emotional toll as a physical one -- a reality that is poignantly depicted in the powerfully moving animated short film created by the STUDIO, which dramatically tells the story of 6-year-old Scarlett Aida Rivero Osejo and her journey following the loss of her right leg due to Ewing Sarcoma, a bone cancer that affects mostly children. The 3-minute short, entitled simply “Scarlett,” is playing pivotal role in both helping raise awareness for both the Scarlett Contra el Cancer foundation and April’s Limb Loss Awareness Month (#LimbLossAwarenessMonth).
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Astucemedia Unveils Latest Version of its Sports Data Platform Simplifying Live Sports Graphics Creation and Data Management
News: Astucemedia Unveils Latest Version of its Sports Data Platform Simplifying Live Sports Graphics Creation and Data ManagementAt the 2016 NAB Show, Astucemedia will demonstrate its Sports Data Platform for fast, easy creation and management of real-time data-driven sports graphics
At NAB 2016 on the Vizrt booth (#SL2417) Astucemedia, a leading provider of creative and technical services and data will unveil the latest version of its Astucemedia Data Platform (ADP) for Sports—a powerful, full-featured solution that simplifies the often complex process of creating and managing visually pleasing live broadcast graphics infused with real-time data feeds.
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Accomplished International 3D and VFX Artist Christina d'Orthez Joins Flavor Chicago as Producer
The leaders from creative production studio Flavor are very proud to announce the addition of Christina d'Orthez to their Chicago staff in the position of producer. The announcement was made by executive producer Neal Cohen.
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​SMPTE ​2016 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® - Booth L28
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
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Big Monitor News from SmallHD at NAB in booth #C6025
News: Big Monitor News from SmallHD at NAB in booth #C6025SmallHD goes big, unveiling the first-ever line of daylight-viewable HDR production monitors in 17-inch, 24-inch and 32-inch sizes. Designed to outlast years of abuse, every monitor housing is milled from billet aluminum—an industry first—and holds a 3mm thick polycarbonate screen protector that is user-replaceable. Right out of the box, these monitors will drop straight onto a C-stand, table or cart, and the built-in “RapidRail” system enables quick mounting and powering of third party accessories, making wireless setups particularly easy. All this plus unprecedented brightness at up to 1500nits make for a true “shoot anywhere” package.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Action Scenes for "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Xavier Grobet used several Pocket Cinema Cameras to shoot select scenes for Paramount Pictures’ comedy “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Grobet required a small form factor camera that delivered cinematic images for the film’s in-vehicle shots and several actions scenes.
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Molden Media and Ventuz Technology Join Forces to Show Integrations at NAB 2016
Ventuz Technology and Molden Media will demonstrate their partnership at NAB 2016 by installing integrated setups on each other’s booths, C8535 and SL9627. The goal is to show comprehensive broadcast graphics workflows with M2Control at its core and the newly released Ventuz 5 serving as the real-time engine.
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Custom Consoles SteelBase Furniture Chosen for LHCb Control Suites
News: Custom Consoles SteelBase Furniture Chosen for LHCb Control SuitesCustom Consoles announces that, after a successful tendering process, it has provided technical control furniture for the CERN Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at the experimental site on the Franco-Swiss border. The contract included the design and installation of desks for the LHCb main control room and the LHC cryogenics control room on site.
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Presteigne takes America on morning safari
News: Presteigne takes America on morning safariLive 360 VR from Tanzanian crater
Presteigne Broadcast Hire provided technology, project management, and system design for deployment of its mobile IP Mesh system for Good Morning America’s “GMA on Safari” event on 23 February.
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HP Inc. today announced it is collaborating with NVIDIA® to deliver workstations for 3D content creators, media professionals, game and application developers, and others
HP Inc. today announced it is collaborating with NVIDIA® to deliver workstations for 3D content creators, media professionals, game and application developers, and others to create visually engaging and immersive virtual reality experiences.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio Are Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design today announced that both Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio, the world's most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now shipping and is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows. The release of Fusion 8 is the first ever Mac compatible release of Fusion, which was previously a Windows only product. Fusion 8 Studio is now also available in 10, 20 or 50 multi user licenses, making it easy to install in larger creative groups and studios. The multi user licenses feature a single USB dongle programmed with multiple licenses that plug into a machine running Fusion Server, which is installed by default with Fusion Studio. Fusion Server manages the licenses across the Ethernet network. That means licenses can be floating and are not tied to any single machine, making it easy to administer in large facilities with lots of users.
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TVU and 4K LED Display Maker Unilumin Group Form Partnership
News: TVU and 4K LED Display Maker Unilumin Group Form PartnershipTVU Networks and Unilumin Group have announced the formation of a strategic partnership between the companies, aimed at better serving their joint customers in broadcasting and other industries around the globe. TVU Networks, of Mountain View CA, offers a complete suite of solutions to capture, transmit and distribute live video from anywhere over IP to web and broadcast audiences. Shenzhen, China-based Unilumin Group is a major manufacturer of large 4K LED displays featured in broadcast studios and major outdoor events worldwide.
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NEWTON Stabilized Camera Heads Selected for Broadcast of Eurovision Song Contest 2016
News: NEWTON Stabilized Camera Heads Selected for Broadcast of Eurovision Song Contest 2016NEP Sweden and RTS Purchase Intuitive Aerial’s Lightweight Remote Heads for World-Famous TV Event
See the NEWTON, AERIGON Mk II UAV, and DOMINION Gimbal/Camera Controller at NAB 2016, April 18-21, booth C2055DP in Las Vegas
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Mo-Sys StarTracker goes hand-held at NAB 2016
News: Mo-Sys StarTracker goes hand-held at NAB 2016See Mo-Sys on their booth C7549 at NAB 2016, Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas Nevada, USA; Exhibition 18th -21st April 2016
Mo-Sys Engineering will present a new hand-held version of their pioneering camera tracking system, StarTracker, at NAB 2016.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC.
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Adobe After Effects CC Fisheye, super-wide angle, spherical and 360 panorama processing made easy!
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Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"
News: Intelligent Creatures Uses Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio on “The Witch"Blackmagic Design announced today that Intelligent Creatures used Fusion Studio on the highly acclaimed horror film “The Witch.” Led by Compositing Supervisor Eric Doiron and VFX Supervisor Geoff Scott, the Toronto-based post house used Fusion Studio as its main software for all of the film’s VFX. In addition, Intelligent Creatures used DaVinci Resolve Studio to pull VFX plates and do selective color grading during its VFX sequences.
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SuperCreative.tv Streams “The Attack” Twitch Channel With Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K
News: SuperCreative.tv Streams “The Attack” Twitch Channel With Blackmagic Studio Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced that Hollywood production company SuperCreative.tv uses two Blackmagic Studio Cameras 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorders to stream its popular twitch.tv interactive gaming talk show, The Attack. The show, which built a brand new broadcast studio based around Blackmagic Design products, has quickly grown to be one of Twitch’s most popular channels with more than 50,000 followers and millions of views.
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TVU Networks and Unilumin Group Form Strategic Partnership
News: TVU Networks and Unilumin Group Form Strategic PartnershipTVU Networks will exhibit in Booth #SU4405 at the NAB Convention in Las Vegas next month.
At NAB 2016, TVU and Unilumin will demonstrate solutions for global customers in news and sports broadcasting, public safety and special events
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Ventuz Technology Shows Next Generation of Real-Time Graphics Software at NAB 2016
News: Ventuz Technology Shows Next Generation of Real-Time Graphics Software at NAB 2016Software developer Ventuz Technology will demo the final version of the recently released Ventuz 5 at NAB 2016. The newest generation of the real-time graphics solution offers enhanced usability and improved design functionalities.
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Serving a goddess – how Glassworks helped Nike launch a legend
News: Serving a goddess – how Glassworks helped Nike launch a legendSo potent is Nike’s status as a giant of street fashion, it can prove easy to forget just how technical the company’s broad range of sports footwear is.
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King and Country Welcomes DJ Fox As Director Of Business Development, Commercials
News: King and Country Welcomes DJ Fox As Director Of Business Development, CommercialsKing and Country (K&C), a full-service, design-centric production company has added Danita Jo (DJ) Fox as Director of Business Development, Commercials. In her new role, Fox will work closely with K&C Partner/Executive Producer Jerry Torgerson to establish and maintain relationships with the company’s ad agency clients. She will also collaborate with K&C’s independent sales reps in different territories across the US and Canada.
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Custom Consoles MediaPost and EditOne Take Centre Stage at CABSAT 2016
News: Custom Consoles MediaPost and EditOne Take Centre Stage at CABSAT 2016Control room furniture specialist Custom Consoles reports an outstandingly busy and very successful CABSAT 2016, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre March 8-10.
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Fresh Faces at Animated Storyboards Shanghai
News: Fresh Faces at Animated Storyboards ShanghaiInternational animatics shop Animated Storyboards has announced the latest round of additions in their Shanghai office. Summer Xie has joined as their newest producer, with Jessie Ji joining as head of marketing. The hires come on the heels of a considerable increase in business across Asia-Pacific, with Animated Storyboards (ASB) Asia commencing an aggressive growth and restructuring initiative to better serve these markets. This includes an increase in staff across all disciplines, specifically to accommodate these growth areas, with China as a key market in Asia.
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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used on Sir Elton John
News: Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used on Sir Elton JohnBlackmagic Design today announced that Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist were used for live video feeds and video introductions on Sir Elton John’s “All the Hits” world tour. Blackmagic Design Teranex Mini, UltraStudio Express and DaVinci Resolve Studio were also used for concert production on the tour.
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Rendering in Stereo – Zync Render Gives Encore a New Dimension
News: Rendering in Stereo – Zync Render Gives Encore a New DimensionEncore Post is a global post-production studio headquartered in Hollywood recognized with Emmy and Visual Effects Society awards. From episodic television, feature films, to branding spots. Having first set up shop in 1985, Encore quickly established itself as an industry leader in the post market, and is now a division of Deluxe Entertainment.
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Vatican’s Pontifical University Selects Blackmagic Studio Cameras for Ultra HD Training Facility
News: Vatican’s Pontifical University Selects Blackmagic Studio Cameras for Ultra HD Training FacilityBlackmagic Design today announced that the Vatican’s Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, which trains the next generation of Catholic priests and leaders of the Church Communication Office, has equipped its dedicated studio facilities with a full multicam production workflow, featuring the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot High End Runway Shows at New York Fashion Week
News: URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot High End Runway Shows at New York Fashion WeekBlackmagic Design today announced that three URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras were used to shoot Hervé Léger's and BCBG Max Azria's Fall/Winter 2016 runway shows at New York Fashion Week. Director Anthony Lau, of New York and Sydney-based creative studio and production company ALAUD, chose the URSA Mini 4.6K for its sharp, high-quality and cinematic images, essential for capturing the intricate details and aesthetics of the clothing.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Live VR Experience on 2016 Oscars Red Carpet
News: Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Live VR Experience on 2016 Oscars Red CarpetBlackmagic Design today announced that three Micro Cinema Cameras were used to shoot live 360 video on the 2016 Oscars red carpet. Alx Klive, founder and CEO of San Francisco-based 360 Designs, used the Micro Cinema Cameras as part of the new Mini EYE™ 3 compact camera rig to create a captivating virtual reality experience, immersing viewers in the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood red carpet.
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FOR-A to Debut New Video Switcher Advances at NAB 2016
News: FOR-A to Debut New Video Switcher Advances at NAB 2016HVS-2000 Switcher to be a Focus at FOR-A’s Booth
At the upcoming NAB Show, FOR-A will debut several advances to its popular video switcher line. A 3 M/E version of the HVS-2000 switcher will make its NAB debut, and FOR-A will showcase the option to interface its switchers with the Thunderbolt 2 expansion card to create a powerful character generator and virtual studio system. FOR-A will exhibit in Booth C5117 during the show, to be held April 16-19 in Las Vegas.
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Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K Shoots Virtual Reality Experience at New York Fashion Week
News: Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K Shoots Virtual Reality Experience at New York Fashion WeekBlackmagic Design today announced that nine Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and nine Video Assists were used to shoot high-end fashion brand Chromat’s Fall/Winter 2016 runway show at New York Fashion Week. Working alongside Director Winslow Porter, Josh and Jason Diamond, for their VR company SUPERSPHERE, used the Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and Video Assists as part of their 360Design “Diamond EYE” rig to capture 360-degree shots of the models walking down the runway.
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VFX legend Steve Wright helped Italy's Sky 3D tackle an epic project, as Italian all-3D television station set out to present the city of Florence and the masterpieces of Renaissance art housed in the Uffizi Gallery in a spectacular stereoscopic 3D movie shown in 60 countries around the world. While the majority of the film was shot stereoscopically, Steve's challenge was to use Nuke to present some of the world's most precious artworks fully dimensionalized. Here's how he pulled it off.
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Does anybody know where I would find 3d models for CGI flames? Im having a hard time finding them online. I'd Prefer to find some Maya models that I can use in my scene. Photorealistic of course......
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