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Bridge Technologies Expands and Raises the Standard for Digital Video and Media Monitoring
News: Bridge Technologies Expands and Raises the Standard for Digital Video and Media MonitoringBridge Technologies Co AS Booth 5C2-01 with Magna Systems & Engineering: At Broadcast Asia 2016, Bridge Technologies will be represented by Magna Systems & Engineering in booth 5C2-01
“At BroadcastAsia 2016, we are showing our VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor to view and monitor OTT services and real-time streams together with a few more monitoring solutions that exceed conventional levels of performance, and break new ground for adaptability, customization, and ease of use.” — Simen K. Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music Video
News: URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera was used to shoot the music video for Aaron Carter's new hit single "Fool's Gold." DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to grade the music video by Colorist Robert Crosby at L.A.-based post production studio Coyote Post.
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SHARE MEMORIES On the go WITH NEW COMPACT, CONNECTED POWERSHOt SX620 hs Digital camera
Latest Canon PowerShot Digital Camera Provides Impressive Image Quality and Zoom Range in a Compact Size
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced today the new Canon PowerShot SX620 HS digital camera - ideal for individuals looking for a convenient, easy-to-carry compact digital camera capable of producing high-quality photos and videos. This new camera boasts a 20.2 Megapixel* CMOS imaging sensor and a powerful 25X Optical Zoom lens (25-625mm equivalent) in a form factor that will easily fit in a pocket or purse, making it an ideal camera for those passionate about photography to capture gorgeous imagery no matter where they are.
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Canon CarePAK Plus Protection Keeps Focus on Photography
Canon CarePAK Plus Special Free Promotion Turns ‘Whoops’ Into Whoopie!
Accidents happen all the time. One minute you’re embracing your creativity and capturing amazing photos and the next minute you’re staring down at what’s left of your Canon camera after its been dropped off a cliff, smashed by an overeager toddler, knocked off the picnic table and into the pool, or had an extra-large latte (no whip) spilled all over its LCD screen. Talk about a creativity buzz kill.
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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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Free Editing & Visual Effects Software Released for YouTube Creators
FXHOME (hitfilm.com) today released all-in-one video editing and visual effects software HitFilm 4 Express (hitfilm.com/express), designed to enable a new generation of online creators. Available for free, its powerful technology gives YouTubers the ability to make bigger and better content than ever before; from music videos and Let’s Play videos to action movies with blockbuster-quality visual effects.
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Liberty Global selects Piksel to help deliver enhanced user experience for TV customers
Piksel, a global leader in building successful online video businesses, today announces a new partnership with Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable company.
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Thinklogical Introduces Uncompressed CATx KVM Solution at Solution at Compressed System Prices at NAB Show 2016
News: Thinklogical Introduces Uncompressed CATx KVM Solution at Solution at Compressed System Prices at NAB Show 2016High-Performance 4K@60Hz 4:4:4 Signal Management for Film, Broadcast and Post-Production Applications Makes U.S. Debut in Booth SL6028
Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today announced the U.S. debut of its new TLX Series CATx matrix switches and extendersat NAB Show 2016, April 18-21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in booth SL6028.
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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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360Heros Debuting Blackmagic Design Virtual Reality 360 Video Camera
News: 360Heros Debuting Blackmagic Design Virtual Reality 360 Video CameraCompatible with both the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and are available in three, four, five, six and seven camera arrays
360Heros Inc., a company specializing in 360 video technology, will debut a line of spherical solutions utilizing Blackmagic Design cameras at the 2016 NAB Show. These solutions leverage the professional quality of Blackmagic Design’s camera systems to create cinematic 360 video 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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Altera Demonstrates Ultra High Definition (UHD) Solutions at NAB 2016
News: Altera Demonstrates Ultra High Definition (UHD) Solutions at NAB 2016Offering a Path to Virtualized Studio Infrastructure Altera Delivers FPGAs, 4K60 Video Processing, Connectivity Interfaces and Accelerated H.265 CODEC Solutions
Altera, now a part of Intel Corporation, is demonstrating its field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for broadcast and ProAV markets at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Conference being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, NV, from April 18-21 (Booth #SU9817). Altera FPGAs, such as Arria® 10 and Stratix® with its video IP, provide the solutions that enable broadcasters to tackle the challenges of Ultra High Definition (UHD) technology. At NAB, designers of broadcast systems can learn more about how Altera FPGAs and the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 family can enable the ecosystem for the future.
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AJA Debuts New Solutions for Developer Partners at NAB 2016
News: AJA Debuts New Solutions for Developer Partners at NAB 2016Today AJA Video Systems announced the addition of the Corvid HB-R, Corvid 44 BNC and fanless versions of its Corvid 44 and Corvid 88 cards to its family of Developer Program solutions. The company also unveiled support for Corvid HB-R and Corvid HEVC on standard Linux drivers, which will enable developer partners to rapidly build and deploy solutions for an expanded range of environments without the use of AJA’s SDK.
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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 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 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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Clear-Com Unveils the New FreeSpeak II Base Station at NAB 2016
New base station provides multi-mode operations for intercom signal transmission, configuration and communication
At NAB 2016, Clear-Com®, the leader in wired, wireless and IP voice communication solutions, announces its launch of the new FreeSpeak II® Base Station known as the FreeSpeak II-Base2. It is versatile, easy-to-use and supports multiple frequencies on the same base station. This introduction follows the timely releases of the complementary 1.9GHz and 2.4GHz band wireless intercom beltpacks and transceiver antenna modules that are in use today in many productions around the world.
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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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ProMAX Systems Unveils Next Evolution of Cache-A Archiving Appliances
News: ProMAX Systems Unveils Next Evolution of Cache-A Archiving AppliancesProMAX Platform Pro-Cache Delivers Full LTO Archiving and Backup Unit in a Fully Loaded Shared Storage Server
ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced Platform Pro-Cache 50, which marks the next evolution in the ProMAX acquired, Cache-A archiving line. As the newest addition to the Platform Family of Workflow Servers, the Platform Pro-Cache will include all the functionality of Platform giving creatives the ability to render, transcode, manage and share media assets, and backup and archive all in one simple-to-use, workflow server unit.
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AtomOS7.1 for Flame Series adds PQ in/out and HDR Waveform
Within a month of launching the world’s first HDR monitor-recorders, Atomos announces new features for the Flame series, broadening the HDR usage & improving the ease of use when exposing for HDR – all of these improvements are the result of real world user feedback.
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GoPro to Showcase Full Suite of Professional Products at NAB 2016
At NAB 2016, April 18-21 in Las Vegas, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) will unveil end-to-end professional solutions for capturing, stitching, and publishing high-resolution virtual reality content. GoPro will showcase Omni™, its six-camera spherical array, accompanied by 360˚ videos shown in the booth, and Odyssey™, its panoramic stereoscopic16-camera rig optimized to work with Google's Jump VR Platform™.
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Technicolor PostWorks' Joe Beirne and Matthew Schneider to Speak at Pre-NAB Avid Event
News: Technicolor PostWorks' Joe Beirne and Matthew Schneider to Speak at Pre-NAB Avid EventTechnicolor PostWorks New York Chief Technology Officer Joe Beirne and Director of Technology Matthew Schneider will offer advice on working with 4K and HDR media in a special session of the Avid Customer Association’s The Future in Motion Conference in Las Vegas. Beirne and Schneider will discuss strategies for managing 4K projects through the offline, online and finishing process in Avid Media Composer 8.5. They will also describe HDR-based workflows. The Pre-NAB event is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th at 5:15pm at the Wynn Las Vegas.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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ATEME Introduces Innovative AVC-I Recording in TITAN for Ingest in Adobe Premiere Pro
News: ATEME Introduces Innovative AVC-I Recording in TITAN for Ingest in Adobe Premiere ProDelivering seamless and cost-effective acquisition workflows for broadcast production
ATEME, the leading provider of compression solutions for broadcasters and service operators, is introducing today at NAB innovative AVC-I MXF record capabilities in its TITAN transcoder for ingest in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud®. TITAN convergent video transcoding and recording capabilities allow users to distribute live content while also recording the mezzanine feeds as MXF for up to 24h growing file ingest. ATEME can deliver a high-quality, cost-effective, end-to-end solution that goes from premium content contribution with Kyrion encoder/decoder to record and transcode with TITAN software, including real-time editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC archiving and distribution workflows.
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Sachtler's Bestselling Video 18 Fluid Head Undergoes A Major Update In Time For NAB 2016
News: Sachtler's Bestselling Video 18 Fluid Head Undergoes A Major Update In Time For NAB 2016NAB 2016, Booth 6025
Sachtler, a premier provider of camera supports, accessories, and bags and a Vitec Videocom brand, is upgrading their bestselling fluid head to introduce the Video 18 S2. Thanks to this new model, the Video 18 S2, users will now be able to handle a greater load bearing capacity of up to 20 kg, which is 4 kg more payload than the Video 18 S1. With this improvement, the Video 18 S2 is now the only head in its class that can operate at -40 to +60 degrees centigrade without any impact on its smooth operation.
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Thinklogical Introduces Uncompressed CATx KVM Solution at Compressed System Prices
News: Thinklogical Introduces Uncompressed CATx KVM Solution at Compressed System PricesHigh-Performance 4K@60Hz 4:4:4 Signal Management for Film, Broadcast and Post-Production Applications Makes U.S. Debut in Booth SL6028
Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today announced the U.S. debut of its new TLX Series CATx matrix switches and extenders at NAB Show 2016, April 18-21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in booth SL6028.
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New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD Lens
News: New FUJINON UA107x is Industry’s Longest, Widest 4K UHD LensGround-Breaking Lens Delivers Crisp 4K Images across Entire Zoom Range, Better Color Capture, and High Dynamic Range
At the NAB Show next week, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its cutting-edge FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) broadcast lens - the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. The UA107x 4K UHD lens can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K product family at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Destined to set a new standard for 4K UHD and HD production worldwide, the UA107x provides superb 4K optical quality across the entire zoom focal range - a hallmark of the FUJINON ZK series of Cine-Style lenses.
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DataPath® Launches New GATE-5000 Self-Contained Remote Networking System
News: DataPath® Launches New GATE-5000 Self-Contained Remote Networking SystemDataPath, Inc., a leading provider of remote field communications and information technology solutions to the aerospace, government, broadcast, and infrastructure markets announced today the launch of a series of Gateway Access Transportable Equipment (GATE) networking kits. Using a DataPath GATE-5000 ruggedized kit with either satellite or cellular connectivity provides users with one consolidated access point to the Internet, public switched telephone network and secure virtual private networks (VPNs). The kit's transportability and simplified user panel make the solution ideal for remote operations such as newsgathering, government and military, disaster recovery, and oil and gas applications.
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NAB 2016: JVC Introduces Robotic PTZ Video-Over-IP Production Camera
News: NAB 2016: JVC Introduces Robotic PTZ Video-Over-IP Production CameraJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today introduced its first robotic PTZ IP video production camera, the KY-PZ100, which is ideal for studio or field applications. In addition to its 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, the KY-PZ100 features JVC’s unique IP-based communications engine to provide streaming HD video at a variety of bit rates with minimal latency. JVC will demonstrate the new camera during the 2016 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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DVEO to Showcase 4K UHD H.265 Live
News: DVEO to Showcase 4K UHD H.265 LiveDVEO®, a well respected supplier to leading broadcasters, telco TV/OTT and cable operators around the world, is now shipping their new live software based 4K H.265/HEVC or H.264 encoding and decoding solution. The iCandy™ 4K encoder and decoder will be a featured demo at the DVEO® booth, SU5724, at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas, April 18-21.
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NAB - Christie Booth Full of Memorable Sights & Sound, #SL6817
News: NAB - Christie Booth Full of Memorable Sights & Sound, #SL6817Christie® is demonstrating why its trailblazing technology is used by the world’s most recognized companies, live events, and sports teams, during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas April 16 - April 21. Leaders in creating and delivering the world's best visual and audio experiences, Christie specialists will demonstrate how the right technology enables customers to maximize display opportunities with stunning and unprecedented visuals while growing revenue streams.
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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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Canon's New ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera Provides Compact Imaging Solution For Live HD Broadcasts, Production, And Surveillance
Featuring Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus and ISO Ranges up to 204,
800, this Modular Affordable Camera is Compatible with Canon’s EF, EF-S and CINE-SERVO lenses
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Clear-com Brings All-new Dx410 Wireless Intercom System To NAB 2016
News: Clear-com Brings All-new Dx410 Wireless Intercom System To NAB 2016Two-channel 2.4GHz system provides clear, crisp communications for mid-size productions
Clear-Com® will present the all-new DX410 two-channel 2.4 GHz digital wireless intercom system at NAB 2016. Featuring 7 kHz wideband audio for exceptional audio clarity, it is the first DX Series wireless intercom system to offer this level of audio frequency range. Highly durable and light-weight, the DX410 beltpack and All-in-One wireless headset are designed to withstand long periods of usage and tough production environments.
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San Jose's Cogswell College Ranked as One of the Top Video-Game Design Schools in North America
News: San Jose's Cogswell College Ranked as One of the Top Video-Game Design Schools in North AmericaCogswell College is one of the top schools in North America to study—and develop a career in—game design for 2016, according to new rankings from The Princeton Review.
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NAB 2016: FOR-A to Intro Video-Over-IP Streamer Delivers Cutting Edge Technology for File-Based Video Production
FOR-A will introduce a new Video-Over-IP Streamer, the MXR-200IP, at this month’s NAB Show, April 16-19 in Las Vegas (Booth, #C5117). The company will highlight this new product at its NAB Booth, #C5117, where they will demonstrate IP streaming for file-based production to and from the company's "FOR-A World of Possibilities" area that focuses on its most advanced technology. This innovation showcase will include 4K 2SI, 12G-SDI, HDR, Wide Color Gamut and 8K products, representing the highest standard in professional video industry trends. The new MXR-200IP 1 RU device delivers IP streaming with multiple-codec support for file-based workflows, saving the input data without recompression as MXF files. It has two encoder/decoder channels, and has internal storage that allows MXF files to be stored while encoding and decoding, thereby allowing the files to undergo non-linear editing. It supports H.264 High 422 Intra at 100 Mbps, while auto-correcting any dropped packets through FEC redundancy following SMPTE ST 2022-1/2.
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Sennheiser announces availability of evolution wireless D1 app
At prolight+sound in Frankfurt, Germany, Sennheiser is introducing an app for remotely controlling its evolution wireless D1 radio microphone systems. The WSR app converts iPad and iPhone into a handy remote control for digital D1 systems, assisting in the configuration, management and monitoring of radio links. The app is available from the Apple App Store as of now.
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SAPEC Launches Major Upgrade of AVANTOS Line of Real-Time HD/SD Encoders and Decoders
Latest HEVC Encoders Offer Improved Video Quality for Up to 50 Percent Less Bandwidth, Plus Support for Main 4:2:2 Profile
SAPEC today introduced significant enhancements to its AVANTOS line of real-time HD/SD encoders and decoders for broadcasters and telecommunications service providers. With seamless support for the HEVC/H.265 compression standard, AVANTOS enables contribution users to maintain or improve video quality with up to 50 percent bandwidth savings. With the new release, AVANTOS solutions support the Main 4:2:2 Profile (8/10 bits) for HEVC compression and offer new features for video delivery with end-to-end sub-second latency.
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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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Sennheiser and Apogee partner to offer MK 4 digital for USB and iOS
At prolight+sound in Frankfurt, Sennheiser will preview the new digital version of its MK 4, one of the audio specialist’s most popular recording mics. With high-quality Apogee A/D conversion and mic preamp technology, MK 4 digital connects directly to iOS devices, Mac and PC computers. The large-diaphragm MK 4 digital is the ideal partner for any mobile recording task requiring great sound quality with the typical warmth and detail of a true condenser microphone.
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Thinklogical Introduces Uncompressed CATx KVM Solution at NAB Show 2016
Thinklogical Introduces Uncompressed CATx KVM Solution at Compressed System Prices at High-performance 4K@60Hz 4:4:4 signal management for film, broadcast and post-production applications makes U.S. debut in booth SL6028
PRNewswire/ -- Thinklogical, a global manufacturer of secure, high performance signal extension and switching systems for video-rich applications, today announced the U.S. debut of its new TLX Series CATx matrix switches and extenders at NAB Show 2016, April 18-21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in booth SL6028.
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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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VidOvation Launches VidOwave 60G 750 PA
VidOvation today introduced the VidOwave 60G 750 PA, an advanced 60-GHz millimeter-wave broadband and wireless data connectivity solution. The VidOwave 60G 750 PA delivers low latency and full-duplex Gigabit Ethernet transport, at speeds up to 1.25 Gbps, in a small, ruggedized, and easy-to-install enclosure.
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Apantac Debuts the World’s Most Advanced, Cost-Effective Multiviewer at NAB 2016
Apantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, extenders, and signal processing solutions is launching Mi-16, its new family of cost-effective 3G/HD/SD-SDI Video Multiviewers at NAB 2016, booth N4506. Mi-16 is part of the CRESCENT Series of solutions.
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Matrox Announces Next-Generation Maevex Multi-Encoding & Decoding Technology
News: Matrox Announces Next-Generation Maevex Multi-Encoding & Decoding TechnologyMatrox Maevex 2 PCI Express cards, stand-alone appliances and OEM software & hardware to provide world-class capabilities for real-time, high-density encoding and streaming applications
Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced that it is expanding the Matrox Maevex™ product line of encoders and decoders with a new range of products designed for multiple real-time encoding, streaming, transcoding, and recording. The Maevex 2 product line will feature a variety of form factors, including PCI Express® cards, stand-alone appliances and OEM versions of the hardware and software, capable of supporting up to 64 channels of 4K capture, real-time encoding and streaming in a single 5U rack for high-density applications.
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MILLER CAMERA SUPPORT’S Cineline 70 Fluid Head PROVES TO BE A CINEMATOGRAPHER’S OASIS FOR KETCH ROSSI
News: MILLER CAMERA SUPPORT’S Cineline 70 Fluid Head PROVES TO BE A CINEMATOGRAPHER’S OASIS FOR KETCH ROSSIExpert Cinematographer and Long-Time Miller User Pushes Fluid Head to the Limit
When accomplished director and cinematographer Ketch Rossi looked to upgrade his current tripod system, he decided on the Cineline 70 Fluid Headby Miller Camera Support, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions. Having only used the Cineline 70 for a short time, the industry veteran quickly learned that the fluid head could offer a setup he had never seen before in his 25 years in the film industry.
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Bridge Technologies Welcomes AIMS and ASPEN
News: Bridge Technologies Welcomes AIMS and ASPEN=Bridge Technologies will embrace both the AIMS and ASPEN initiatives, with the company’s products supporting any formats emerging from either of the two proposed approaches. AIMS and ASPEN are competing proposals for Video over IP as the broadcast industry transitions away from SDI.
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Visual Effects Society Bay Area Section Announces Inaugural Industry Summit
Forum to Feature Interactive Business Roundtables with Industry Experts
Today, the Bay Area Section of the Visual Effects Society, the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced Karen Dufilho, Executive Producer of Google, as Keynote Speaker at its inaugural Summit, “Film & Beyond: The Changing Landscape of Entertainment.” The interactive forum on Saturday May 21st at PIXAR Animation Studios will bring together local and global experts from the fields of animation, broadcast & film, VFX, video games and new technology to explore and discuss new areas of the evolving industry and the contributions of the Bay Area digital arts community as it breaks new ground in art, education and innovative technology.
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MSI Introduces World’s First NVIDIA VR Ready Professional Mobile Workstation
News: MSI Introduces World’s First NVIDIA VR Ready Professional Mobile WorkstationVR systems, including the Vortex gaming tower, on display during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference
MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced the availability of the WT72, the world’s first professional NVIDIA® VR Ready mobile workstation equipped with NVIDIA’s newest mobile GPU, the Quadro M5500.
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FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio Zoom
News: FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Intro PL 20-120mm Cabrio ZoomAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its FUJINON Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK (XK6x20) zoom; destined to be the next ‘go to’ lens for cine operations big and small. Designed for the video production and PL cine markets, this 20-120mm Cabrio features a T stop of T3.5 end-to-end, a 20-120mm focal range, and industry-proven Cabrio flexibility - at an affordable price. It is also equipped with a unique detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as an ENG-style or standard PL lens. Weighing just 2.9kgs, the new Cabrio can be seen along with the complete FUJINON line up at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, which runs this month, from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Killer Tracks Launches BLOCK and Sound Pocket Labels in the U.S.
News: Killer Tracks Launches BLOCK and Sound Pocket Labels in the U.S.New urban, hip hop and cinematic music from emerging UK artists.
Killer Tracks, one of the world’s leading producers of pre-cleared production music, is introducing two new labels to the U.S. production market featuring the work of some of the best up-and-coming music talent from the UK and beyond.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening Series
News: Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Announce 2016 Screening SeriesAward-Winning Production Designers Are Focus of Film Series at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2016 Screening Series “Production Design: Looking at Nothing, Seeing Everything” highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations. The monthly series will run from April through July, and the screenings will alternate between the American Cinematheque’s Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood) and the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica) with all screenings starting at 5:30 pm. The screening series is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Livestream of Two Eaglets in Washington, D.C. Draws Large Audience
News:  Livestream of Two Eaglets in Washington, D.C. Draws Large AudiencePiksel provides its video live streaming services to the not-for-profit organization which allows the world to see these Bald Eagles from their nest live and in HD quality. The live stream has become quite popular with video analytics from the Piksel Live Streaming Portal showing there have been over 18.75 million video plays with 6.7 million unique viewers since Feb 15th, 2016, averaging 210,000 daily viewers. The average excludes two huge spikes when viewership was through the roof – one being when the first egg hatched, where the stream sTwo Bald Eagles have welcomed two eaglets into the world in Washington, D.C — and the livestream provided by The American Eagle Foundation (AEF), and supported by Piksel is showing every second.
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Killer Tracks Launches BLOCK and Sound Pocket Labels in the U.S.
News: Killer Tracks Launches BLOCK and Sound Pocket Labels in the U.S.New urban, hip hop and cinematic music from emerging UK artists.
Killer Tracks, one of the world’s leading producers of pre-cleared production music, is introducing two new labels to the U.S. production market featuring the work of some of the best up-and-coming music talent from the UK and beyond.
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Canon USA Announces Five New High-Performance Network Cameras
New Models Include Speed Domes with 30x Optical Zoom, a Vandal-Resistant Indoor Fixed Dome with Canon’s Unique Remote PTRZ Adjustment, and a Vandal- and Weather-Resistant Outdoor Fixed Dome with Built-In IR Illuminators
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled five new network cameras with advanced capabilities designed to effectively meet the needs of indoor and outdoor applications in a wide range of markets. All five cameras share several core technologies and features including a Genuine Canon Lens for capturing high-clarity, virtually distortion-free video, a 2.1 Megapixel (1920 x 1080) resolution high sensitivity CMOS sensor, and Canon’s powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor which helps to provide images with remarkable color accuracy even in low-light environments.
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Foundation Editorial and Nice Shoes Connect Austin and NYC To Help Walgreens Share Ugandan Children's Stories
News: Foundation Editorial and Nice Shoes Connect Austin and NYC To Help Walgreens Share Ugandan Children's StoriesWalgreens has partnered with Vitamin Angels to help distribute vitamins to children all over the globe by donating a portion of their vitamin sales to the organization, which distributes vitamins to pregnant women and children up to the age of five around the world. To help illustrate how children in developing countries can go blind due to Vitamin A deficiencies, GSD&M partnered with RYOT Films, Foundation Editorial, and Nice Shoes to produce a social media campaign entitled “See What They See.”
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Audio-Technica System 10 PRO Wireless Systems Chosen for the New First Southern Baptist Church Building in Pratt, Kansas
News: Audio-Technica System 10 PRO Wireless Systems Chosen for the New First Southern Baptist Church Building in Pratt, KansasAs the FCC spectrum auction approaches in April 2016, and this fast-growing church faces the loss of the 600-MHz frequency range, the Audio-Technica System 10 PRO system offers interference-free operation in the 2.4 GHz range with the features needed to keep the church’s message coming across loud and clear
The First Southern Baptist Church, a robust congregation of 800 people in Pratt, Kansas, recently had a new church building constructed by Builders for Christ, a non-profit that brings volunteers to construct church buildings for needy congregations. But what no amount of good will can accomplish is the replacement of the RF spectrum that’s being eroded as more of the UHF spectrum — the sweet spot for professional wireless audio systems — disappears as the FCC reallocates more of it for the growing cohort of mobile wireless devices. Brent Handy, Audio, Video, Lighting and Electronics Designer and Sales Consultant at Advanced Sound & Communication in Kansas City, MO, which provided much of the new church’s AV systems, says he initially tried to work with the church’s existing wireless microphone system, but found it was better suited to conference room applications and in any event wasn’t designed to be used in the quantities that the church staff needed them.
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Adorama Headlines NAB 2016 with the Latest Broadcast and Video Equipment from Arri, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, and More
News: Adorama Headlines NAB 2016 with the Latest Broadcast and Video Equipment from Arri, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, and MoreSee the hottest cameras, lenses, tripods, monitors, drones, lighting, audio and more at the Adorama booth, plus enter Adorama’s NAB 2016 Great Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win gear from Canon, DJI and Sony
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be exhibiting at the 2016 NAB Show at booth C7408, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 18th through 21st. Attendees should visit Adorama in Central Hall to speak with experts from the Adorama Pro sales team to learn about and test-drive the newest broadcast and video equipment on the market. All visitors can enter Adorama’s NAB 2016 Great Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize each night of the show.
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JVC Partners with Sportzcast to Provide Live Scoreboard Data to GY-HM200SP 4KCAM Camcorder
News: JVC Partners with Sportzcast to Provide Live Scoreboard Data to GY-HM200SP 4KCAM CamcorderJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced a partnership with Sportzcast, a sports automation company based in Winter Springs, Fla., to deliver real-time scoreboard data to the new GY-HM200SP 4KCAM streaming camcorder. Designed for single-camera coverage of local sports, the camera produces a real-time score overlay on recorded or streamed video output without the use of an external CG or production switcher.
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First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON Lenses
News: First Live 4K Broadcast Made Possible with MTVG's 39 Flex and FUJINON LensesWhen the world's best golfers tee it up at the Augusta National course on April 7, U.S. viewers can experience for the first time the astonishing nuance and detail of live 4K television. Essential to this groundbreaking event is the mobile production unit launched at the Masters by Denver-based Mobile TV Group. MTVG's 39 Flex truck features twelve Sony HDC4300L 2/3 inch 4K Ultra High-Definition super slo-mo cameras with High Dynamic Range for accurate reproduction of light conditions from bright sunlight to dark shadows. The cameras are matched with FUJINON 4K UHD/HDR lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM of North America. The 53-foot double expando unit is ideal for both sports and entertainment productions, boasting up to 48 4K inputs (or 192 inputs in HD). The FUJINON lenses on the 39 Flex are also compatible with Grass Valley LDX cameras on the firm’s other mobile units.
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Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shipping
News:Blackmagic Design announces URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera now shipping Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera have commenced shipping and that the specifications of the two cameras have been changed. This announcement can also be viewed as a video available at https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/video/93298de7281044cf990b1f8783ef7827.
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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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Canon U.S.A. Launches New Line Of Handheld Wireless Presenters
Devices Empower Business Professionals, Educators and Public Speakers to Easily Control Presentations within Various Venues
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PR10-G, PR100-R and PR1000-R Handheld Presenters featuring easy-to-see green or red beams, a backlit LCD, timer and slide control features to help provide dynamic flexibility for business professionals, educators, students and lecturers to move away from the podium and deliver an effective presentation.
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Master Chief Unmasked: Powering Facial Animation in Video Games
News: Master Chief Unmasked: Powering Facial Animation in Video GamesSequence gears up with Faceware in Halo: Fall of Reach
Master Chief John-117 may have spent the majority of his video game career hidden behind thick armour plating, but in Halo: Fall of Reach we see the iconic hero unmasked – both figuratively and literally. It was up to Sequence Group and Faceware to ensure Master Chief’s facial animation – as well as that of the diverse Halo cast – delivered the strong sense of personality that has seen the character endure for over 15 years.
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VFX Legion Releases Winter 2016 Showreel
News: VFX Legion Releases Winter 2016 ShowreelHighlights include work from Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Insidious: Chapter 3, and Sinister 2
Remote post-production and VFX studio VFX Legion has released its brand new winter 2016 showreel.
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RE:Vision Effects releases RE:Map v3 for After Effects, Nuke, Fusion and Natron
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Map v3, the ultimate kit of mapping and distortion tools within Adobe After Effects, The Foundry's Nuke, Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio, and Natron. RE:Map v3 adds GPU acceleration.
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CANON EXPANDS imagePROGRAF PRO SERIES WITH FOUR NEW MODELS FOR THE FINE ART, PHOTOGRAPHIC AND PRODUCTION SIGNAGE MARKETS
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the expansion of the imagePROGRAF PRO Series with four large format inkjet printers. The extension of the Series includes the 11-Color plus Chroma Optimizer 44-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 and 24-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-2000, designed to provide spectacular image quality for the fine art and photographic markets, as well as the eight-color 60-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-6000S and 44-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S, two affordably priced models to economically create eye-catching posters and vivid displays for the production signage industry.
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Nevion shows off live IP technology at NAB
Nevion shows off live IP technology at NAB Virtual media production infrastructure provider to showcase ease of transition to IP
This year at the NAB Show Nevion, award-winning provider of virtual media production infrastructure, will be highlighting how broadcasters can transition to IP, with a host interoperability demonstrations based on open industry standards including SMPTE 2022-6 and TR-03. The demos will include equipment from other vendors from the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), under the control of Nevion’s flagship orchestrator, VideoIPath.
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Hiltron Commences Satellite Newsgathering System for Major German Public Broadcaster
News: Hiltron Commences Satellite Newsgathering System for Major German Public BroadcasterHiltron has commenced a satellite newsgathering vehicle project for one of the largest public-service television and radio broadcasters in southern Germany. It centres on the integration of a complete satellite communications system which will allow news or outside broadcast crews to deliver video and audio content to the network's main studios from practically any location.
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NAB 2016: FUJIFILM’s Optical Devices Division to Highlight Full Range of Lens Offerings
News: NAB 2016: FUJIFILM’s Optical Devices Division to Highlight Full Range of Lens OfferingsAt the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will showcase its entire range of 4K Ultra HD Series, Cabrio PL cine/ENG-Style lenses, Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses, as well as the popular XA55x9.5BESM 2/3-inch zoom and XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lens. The company will exhibit in Booth C7125 during the show, which runs from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Developments in both the PL 4K and 4K Ultra HD Series will be announced at a later date.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards Winners
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards WinnersMotion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Present the 63rd Golden Reel Awards
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. Re-Recording Mixer Marti Humphrey and Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Jussi Tegelman presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Sam Raimi. Picture Editor Lee Smith and Re-Recording Mixer Doug Hemphill presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King.
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DP Shane Hurlbut Relies on Cooke S4/i Lenses to Bring Depth to Gabriele Mucciono's "Fathers & Daughters"
News: DP Shane Hurlbut Relies on Cooke S4/i Lenses to Bring Depth to Gabriele Mucciono's "Fathers & Daughters"Three-dimensional quality of S4/i lenses add “depth” to emotionally complex film
Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC used a series of 10 Cooke S4/i focal lengths to shoot Gabriele Muccino's latest feature Fathers and Daughters, starring Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried.
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Domo Tactical Communications to introduce SOLO7-OBTx to North America at NAB 2016
NAB 2016, Booth: C8739: Domo Tactical Communications (formally Cobham TCS) will introduce the SOLO7-OBTx camera-back transmitter to the North American market at NAB 2016.
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Transvideo’s Latest Products On Show At BVE 2016
News: Transvideo’s Latest Products On Show At BVE 2016See these Transvideo products with Tiffen International on stand Q10 and on the ARRI stand J30 at BVE Expo 2016 at London’s ExCel, 23rd-25th February
Don’t miss seeing Transvideo’s latest and greatest products on show at BVE Expo 2016.
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Ikegami Announces UHK-430 4K/HD Portable Camera System
News: Ikegami Announces UHK-430 4K/HD Portable Camera SystemIkegami has chosen CABSAT 2016 as the launch venue for its new UHK-430 4K/HD portable camera system. First in Ikegami's next-generation Unicam XE series, the UHK-430 employs three newly-developed 4K-native 2/3 inch CMOS sensors which provide full 3840 x 2160 ultra-high definition resolution plus the depth of field required for studio and outdoor production. The camera is equipped with a B4 bayonet mount compatible with 2/3 inch HD lenses. An optional SE-U430 expander accommodates large studio or OB lenses.
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Clear-Com's DX410 Wireless Intercom System Is Now Shipping
News: Clear-Com's DX410 Wireless Intercom System Is Now Shipping- Two-channel 2.4GHz system provides clear, crisp communications for mid-size communication needs-
Clear-Com® has announced that its DX410, two-channel 2.4 GHz digital wireless intercom system is now shipping. The new system which features 7 kHz wideband audio for exceptional audio clarity is the first DX Series wireless intercom system to offer this level of audio frequency range. Easy to set up and configure, the DX410 also features lightweight yet rugged beltpacks and All-in-One wireless headsets.
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DVEO Launches Real Time 4K Ultra HD H.264 4:2:2
News: DVEO Launches Real Time 4K Ultra HD H.264 4:2:2DVEO®, a trusted supplier to leading broadcasters, telco TV/OTT and cable operators around the world, is now shipping their new live 4K encoding and decoding solution. DVEO® will introduce the iCandy™ at the Hollywood Professional Alliance's 2016 HPA Tech Retreat® for post production professionals. The retreat will be held in Indian Wells, California, from February 15 to February 19.
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Tiffen International to show new products at BVE 2016 including the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and new Steadimate gimbal adapter
News: Tiffen International to show new products at BVE 2016 including the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and new Steadimate gimbal adapterSee Tiffen International on stand #Q19 at London Excel, 23rd – 25th February
Tiffen International will attend BVE Expo 2016 in London showing new Steadicam products, the new Steadicam Pilot 2 and the new Steadimate gimbal adapter.
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Rupp Arena Highlights HD Upgrade With Ikegami HDK-95C Cameras
News: Rupp Arena Highlights HD Upgrade With Ikegami HDK-95C CamerasFans Get Close to the Action with Superior Imagery of CMOS Cameras from Ikegami's Unicam HD Line
The fans of the University of Kentucky Wildcats who consistently sell out Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY, expect a basketball experience that matches an NBA arena. The 23,000-seat facility is ensuring those standards are met with a recent HD upgrade that includes four new Ikegami HDK-95C Full Digital Portable CMOS camera systems.
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Crystal Vision Brings Its IP-compatible New Frame To The 2016 NAB Show
Crystal Vision will be showing the industry's most forward-looking frame system on Booth N3919 at the 2016 NAB Show. Vision 3 is a new 3U frame suitable not only for SDI video and audio products – including the chroma and linear keyers, up and down converters, synchronisers, embedders, video and audio delays and audio converters all available at launch – but also for future video over IP and 4K products. The company will be discussing its forthcoming SMPTE 2022-based IP gateway products which are protocol agnostic, with Crystal Vision's software-based approach making it easy to configure them for other agreed protocols. Also on show will be the well-established Indigo frame system: better than it has ever been with new software which allows backup and restore of settings and housing a full range of interface and keying boards including the new chroma key news bureau package which brings both financial and operational benefits.
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AJA Introduces Mini-Connect: Network Interface Box for Multiple AJA Mini-Converters
News: AJA Introduces Mini-Connect: Network Interface Box for Multiple AJA Mini-ConvertersMini-Connect extends access to powerful AJA control software across the network
AJA Video Systems today announced Mini-Connect, a small device with four USB connections and a built-in web server providing network control of up to four different AJA ROI scan converters simultaneously from anywhere, using any standard web browser.
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The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones Team
News: The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones TeamPrevisualization Supervisor Eric Carney Among Recipients of Visual Effects Society’s Top Award in TV
International visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. has received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Photoreal Episode as part of the Game of Thrones team. Previsualization Supervisor Eric Carney joined visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer, visual effects producer Steve Kullbeck, CG lead supervisor Derek Spears and special effects supervisor Stuart Brisdon in taking home the organization’s top television award for Episode 9 “The Dance of Dragons” from Season 5.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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Nevion Solution Boosts ESPN’s Sports Coverage
Coastal Media Group delivers turnkey solution based on Nevion’s NX4600 media gateways
Nevion, award-winning provider of virtual media production infrastructure, has supplied its NX4600 H.264/AVC Media Gateway products to Coastal Media Group, for use in conjunction with ESPN’s REMI (Remote Integration) workflow. Using REMI, ESPN projects to dramatically increase its remote sports production in the near future.
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DynaScan Technology to Unveil 6 New Models at Integrated Systems
DynaScan Technology is pleased to announce it will be returning to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in February, 2016. ISE is the largest tradeshow for the professional AV market in Europe, and will be held at the Amsterdam RAI from February 9-12 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company will be exhibiting its entire line of ultra-high brightness LCDs and professional video wall solutions. In addition, DynaScan will be unveiling 6 new models, including 2 brand new sizes, to its premium line of ultra-high brightness displays.
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Cogswell College Students Release Second Batch of 3D Animatable Rigs
News: Cogswell College Students Release Second Batch of 3D Animatable RigsCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have released a second batch of 3D animatable rigs -- depicting two original “human” digital characters -- through the school’s in-house character program “Project Avatarah.”
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The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program Release
News: The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program ReleaseRunning March 4–13, 2016, Filmmakers from 40 CountriesProudly Exhibit 129 Feature, Documentary, and Short Films
Monica Bellucci, Iciar Bollaín, Gavin Hood,
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
News: Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild AwardsThe Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at The Beverly Hilton. “The Martian” (Arthur Max), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Colin Gibson) and “The Revenant” (Jack Fisk) won Best Production Design for Feature Film. Television winners included “Game of Thrones” (Deborah Riley), “House of Cards” (Steve Arnold), “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Mark Worthington), “The Big Bang Theory” (John Shaffner) and “The Muppets” (Denise Pizzini) respectively. The awards took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG President Nelson Coates and Art Directors Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host for the third year-in-a-row.
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iZotope Wins Multiple NAMM TEC Awards
News: iZotope Wins Multiple NAMM TEC AwardsBoth RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2 honored for outstanding technical achievement
iZotope's RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2 have won awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement at the 31st Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, the highest honor within the pro audio and sound recording industry, which recognizes the most outstanding products in the world of music making, live performance, video games, television and film. The award ceremony was held on Saturday, January 23 during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
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Bexel Global Relies On Freespeak Ii To Deliver Rock Solid Communication
News: Bexel Global Relies On Freespeak Ii To Deliver Rock Solid CommunicationFreeSpeak II wireless solution provides exceptional versatility for multitude of production environments
Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, Vitec Group’s Production Services business unit and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, chose Clear-Com®’s FreeSpeak IIas the communication system for its clients’ major events, venue installs and media productions. Hell’s Kitchen, Henry Danger, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Pope Francis’s recent U.S. visit are just a few recent productions for which Bexel Global named FreeSpeak II as the wireless intercom solution.
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Blackmagic Design announces deal on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G
For a limited time customers can get a special price on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G when purchased together for only $2,495.
Blackmagic Design today announced a new ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G package deal for only $2,495, making it possible for customers to get a live production solution that’s future proof because it’s designed for Ultra HD.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Xilinx Demonstrates Next Generation Video Over IP, Processing and Connectivity for the Broadcast and Pro A/V Industry at ISE 2016
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) will be demonstrating its next generation Video Over IP, Processing and Connectivity solutions for the Broadcast and Pro A/V industry at ISE 2016. Xilinx and its Alliance Program Members will showcase technologies that increase innovation and acceleration for faster time-to-market solutions with a comprehensive suite of IP and all programmable FPGAs and SoCs for video processing, display, IP network connectivity, and compression codecs. Xilinx will be exhibiting in Booth #DL-285 at ISE, February 9-12, 2016, at the RAI in Amsterdam.
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Vimond Takes a Bite from the Big Apple
News: Vimond Takes a Bite from the Big AppleVimond Media Solutions has opened a new regional office in New York city to support its growing business in North America. Overseeing this endeavour are Vimond's CEO, Helge Høibraaten, and CTO, Glenn Pedersen, both now based in New York.
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Charlotte Hornets Raise Their Game With Ikegami HDK-95C Cmos Cameras
News: Charlotte Hornets Raise Their Game With Ikegami HDK-95C Cmos CamerasHD Upgrade at NBA Stadium Completed with High Performance Imagery, Reliability and Affordability of CMOS Cameras from Ikegami's Unicam HD Line
Even major sports arena don't often get the chance to execute a major video upgrade, so when the opportunity arrives they want to get it right. The NBA's Charlotte Hornets made the most of their transition to HD in their home venue, Time Warner Cable Arena, by selecting Ikegami HDK-95C Full Digital Portable CMOS camera systems.
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Nominees Announced for Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Johnny Depp to Present Lifetime Achievement Awards
Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today by MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert. Winners will be revealed during the black-tie annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony, hosted by comedian Loni Love, on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios. M.A.C. Cosmetics is the official host of the cocktail party.
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Ikegami Sets Focus on 4K and HD at BVE 2016
News: Ikegami Sets Focus on 4K and HD at BVE 2016Unicam UHD 4K-native ultra-high-definition camera
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Quantum Earns Honors for Xcellis Shared Workflow Storage Solution at 2016 Storage Visions Conference
Earlier this month at the 2016 Storage Visions Conference, Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) was presented the 2016 Storage Visions Award for Visionary Products, Professional-Class System, for the company's new Xcellis™ high-performance shared workflow storage solution. The Storage Visions Awards recognize companies advancing the state of the art in storage technologies and showcase visionary digital storage products.
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The Darkroom emerges into light
News: The Darkroom emerges into lightThe Darkroom recording studio has undergone a substantial refit to enable the Willesden, north-west London facility to operate at a world-class level – and to embrace the future.
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TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation Projects
News: TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation ProjectsStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently hired by organizers behind two TEDx Conferences to develop and produce original, short animated audiovisual communication projects promoting those two events.
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Clean frames, artifact free, progressive video please. The Avid user ingests, creates Master Clips in the Avid Bin. Precision video control, tapeless video cadence removal. Maintain audio and video sync. All it takes is a clean cadence with proper cadence start and then configure the Master Clip in the Bin...
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space between us, Resolve & Avid reconform metadata to video essence camera originals or MXF OP-Atom
Enjoy the advantage of every rich feature set both Resolve and Avid have to offer the artist. Control the Output with a Clean AAF, EDL & ALE. Attempting to standardize tapeless reconforms? This is part of how I have ultimate tapeless reconform control with both Avid & Media Composer. Maybe...
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video cadence addition: 23.976 fps Sequence in a 29.97 fps Avid Project
The video cadence maintained throughout the duration of the entire program, continuous 2:3 video cadence, the standard choice that I am aware of for the progressive video at 23.976 fps to playback interlaced video at 29.976 fps if desired. 1) create 23.976 fps Avid Media Composer Project 2) ingest the...
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Working in 3D Part 2: Setting up a Static 3D Particle System
In this second tutorial in a set of 4 on working in 3D space in After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to set up a 3D particle system so that all the particles are static for the whole of the composition.
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