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64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners Announced
64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners AnnouncedThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 64th 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 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, interactive entertainment and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Guillermo del Toro. Supervising Sound Editors Wylie Stateman and Shannon McIntosh presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Harry Cohen.
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Oscar-nominated films created with Blackmagic Design
Oscar-nominated films created with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design would like to congratulate all the 2017 Oscar nominated films and the production professionals whose hard work and creativity helped bring them to life. Blackmagic Design is honored that its Pocket Cinema Camera digital film camera, as well as its DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading and finishing solution, were used on some of this year’s Oscar nominated films, including “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Arrival” and “Moonlight.”
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New 6-Series Firmware Adds Coveted Automixing Technology To 633 And Sennheiser Support with 688/SL-6
New 6-Series Firmware Adds Coveted Automixing Technology To 633 And Sennheiser Support with 688/SL-6
Free firmware update offers both Dugan automixing and Sound Devices MixAssist for the 633 mixer/recorder; Further enhancements available for entire 6-Series line
Sound Devices, LLC announces that its popular 633 mixer/recorder now offers two powerful, high-performing automatic mixing options, Dugan automixing and Sound Devices MixAssist™. The two well-regarded automixing algorithms are available at no additional cost to 633 owners with the release of Firmware Version 4.50. With this firmware update, the 688 mixer/recorder with its SL-6 powering and wireless system accessory now supports SuperSlot™ integration with Sennheiser EK-6042 wireless, two-channel slot-in receivers. Sound Devices added Dugan’s well-known automatic mic mixing to its 688 mixer/recorder in 2016, making it the first field mixer to incorporate the technology.
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Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest starts Thursday!
Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest starts Thursday!
Winter Film Awards Is New York City. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world.
Please join us for Winter Film Awards 6th annual Indie Film Festival, which runs Feb 23-Mar 4 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 88 films of All Genres -- Free Discussion Panels —$5 Matinees —Bloody Thursday All Horror All Day — Daily Screenings of fantastic films and lots of Free Parties!
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Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinema Lenses
Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series of Cinema Lenses
Compact and Lightweight MK18-55mm and MK50-135mm Deliver Advanced Optical Performance with an Excellent Cost/Performance Ratio
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March for $3,799. The entire “MK” series is designed with the ‘emerging’ cinematographer in mind, whether shooting a live event, online programming, documentary, corporate video, wedding, independent or short film production.
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Quantum Products at CABSAT 2017
Quantum Products at CABSAT 2017
Quantum Hall 4, Stand CMP-1 March 21-23, Dubai World Trade Centre
Quantum will show how its StorNext platform "powers what's next" across the full media life cycle, including production, content management, and delivery and archive workflows. The company will feature StorNext 5.4, the newest release of this powerful platform, and how it brings greater efficiency and flexibility to media workflows. Quantum also will showcase the award-winning Xcellis workflow storage system, demonstrating its unique converged architecture and highlighting its ability to support embedded applications. Throughout CABSAT the company also will demonstrate the benefits of its massively scalable, low-latency Lattus object storage system.
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SXSW 2017: Touch and try Sony's latest prototypes incorporating cutting-edge technologies
SXSW 2017: Touch and try Sony's latest prototypes incorporating cutting-edge technologies NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2017
PRNewswire-- Sony will take part in SXSW 2017 (South by Southwest; https://www.sxsw.com/), the world's largest creative business conference and festivals, to be held in mid-March in Austin, Texas. Beginning on Sunday, March 12 at the SXSW Interactive Festival, a breeding ground for new technologies and creative business ideas, Sony will introduce its latest prototypes incorporating cutting-edge technologies, as well as projects that are still in the development stage. Visitors will be able to enjoy and experience the interactive and entertaining exhibits showcased by Sony, which are focused on developing products that exist at the closest point of contact with its customers and resonate with them at an emotional level, and on placing those products in the hands of customers around the world.
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Horton Productions Supports Educational, Documentary Shoots with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder
Horton Productions Supports Educational, Documentary Shoots with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld CamcorderPatrick Horton, owner/operator of Norman, OK-based Horton Productions, has employed Panasonic’s AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld for the past year, using it to shoot projects ranging from educational and travel videos to documentary and broadcast projects.
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The Benefits of Building Video Workflows in the Cloud
The Benefits of Building Video Workflows in the CloudDelivering over-the-top (OTT) video is now an essential part of any offering for content providers, pay TV operators and broadcasters alike. To meet and exceed fast-rising customer expectations, it is critical that operators deploy robust video workflows that are scalable, flexible and resilient. The cloud enables media organizations of all sizes to scale video infrastructure to manage spikes in demand, eliminating the need for large infrastructure build outs and capital expenditures. This webcast will present a guided tour through the tools and services needed to quickly and easily build a cloud-based OTT solution.
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Art Directors Guild To Host Oscar® Panel With Production Design Nominees
Art Directors Guild To Host Oscar® Panel With Production Design Nominees
OSCAR®-NOMINATED PRODUCTION DESIGNERS AND SET DECORATORS TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON FEBRUARY 25 AT EGYPTIAN THEATRE
This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from Arrival; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Hail,Caesar!; La La Land and Passengers will discuss their craft at the 11th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel presented by the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America’s on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. The panel will be held at the Egyptian Theatre and is produced in association with the American Cinematheque and is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems Delivers New SNG Uplink Vehicle to Jordan Radio and Television
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems Delivers New SNG Uplink Vehicle to Jordan Radio and Television
Purpose designed OB vehicle proves its ability to operate efficiently in harsh Jordanian climate
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems has announced the delivery and successful commissioning of a new satellite news gathering (SNG) transmission uplink vehicle to Jordanian state broadcaster, Jordan Radio and Television (JRTV). The broadcaster is well known as a regional pioneer in satellite news gathering operations and this new SNG transmission vehicle will add further state-of-the-art production resources to its extensive field-based news team. Throughout this project, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems worked closely with its local partner, Amman-based HEAT for Engineering and Technology.
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JVC Offers Sports Production System with GY-HM200SP Camcorder and Scorebot Scoreboard Interface
JVC Offers Sports Production System with GY-HM200SP Camcorder and Scorebot Scoreboard InterfaceJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced it is offering an all-inclusive system combining the popular GY-HM200SP sports production camcorder and Sportzcast Scorebot4100 scoreboard interface unit. Designed for single-camera coverage of local sports, the new GYHM200SCOREBOT sports production system provides a complete streaming and recording solution that includes a real-time graphics overlay with automatic scorekeeping.
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Sonnet Announces Mac and Windows Compatible Dual-Port 10 GbE Thunderbolt 3 Adapters
Sonnet Announces Mac and Windows Compatible Dual-Port 10 GbE Thunderbolt 3 Adapters
Sonnet's Twin 10G™ and Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Editions Add Lightning-Fast 10GbE Network Connectivity to Any Computer With a Thunderbolt 3 Port
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Twin 10G™ Thunderbolt™ 3 Edition Thunderbolt 3 to Dual-Port 10GBASE-T 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter, and the Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Edition Thunderbolt 3 to Dual-Port SFP+ 10GbE adapter. Both are cost-effective solutions for adding lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac® or Windows® computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port, and they enable users to easily connect their computers via copper or optical cables to high-speed network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard. Their performance, compact size, easy setup, and quiet operation make these Sonnet adapters suitable for use in a variety of workflows and environments.
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AJA Ships Video Over IP to HDMI Bridge
AJA Ships Video Over IP to HDMI Bridge
New IPR-1G-HDMI IP Video and Audio to HDMI Converter Available Now
AJA Video Systems today released IPR-1G-HDMI, a new Mini-Converter designed to convert JPEG 2000 IP video and audio streams to HDMI. IPR-1G-HDMI converts VSF TR-01 and other JPEG 2000 over MPEG2-TS formats for output on a full-size HDMI 1.4 interface. The rugged, fanless Mini-Converter supports a range of HD and SD formats, and is designed for several point-of-use applications -- including source monitoring, digital signage and video walls.
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Christie shares Future AV concepts at ISE 2017
Christie shares Future AV concepts at ISE 2017Christie will utilise an additional stand (1-M85) at ISE 2017. Located adjacent to the main Christie stand (1-H70) and themed Future AV, presents three models in development. Each prototype takes a different approach to laser illumination to secure the best use of its light source; for the performance and applications they are developed to serve.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards
The Jungle Book Leads Feature Film Wins with 5 Awards; Kubo and The Two Strings is Top Animated Feature Film; Game of Thrones and John Lewis: Buster the Boxer Score Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 15th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.
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Aurora Multimedia Debuts New IPBaseT® IPX-TC2 at ISE 2017
Aurora Multimedia Debuts New IPBaseT® IPX-TC2 at ISE 2017Aurora Multimedia introduces a new technological first 4K60Hz 4:4:4 AV over IP signal transceiver, utilizing their IPBaseT technology. Aurora is changing the topology of AV with the IPBaseT technology resolving all existing issues with reliability, serviceability, scalability, capability, and inventory.
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Ikegami to Exhibit New HDK-430 4K and SHK-810 8K Cameras at NAB Show
Ikegami to Exhibit New HDK-430 4K and SHK-810 8K Cameras at NAB Show
HDK-73 2/3-inch CMOS Unicam HD Camera, True 4K Camera, 8K Camera and Monitor, 4K Monitors, HC-HD300, HDR Options, and More Will Be Shown
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will debut new technology and exhibit an advanced range of systems at the 2017 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Aquantia and AptoVision Unveil First Software-Defined Video over Ethernet Solution for Pro-AV Market utilizing Aquantia’s FPGA Programmable PHY
Aquantia and AptoVision Unveil First Software-Defined Video over Ethernet  Solution for Pro-AV Market utilizing Aquantia’s FPGA Programmable PHY
Aquantia’s AQcite™ FPGA-Programmable Multi-Gigabit PHY and AptoVision’s BlueRiver NT+ technology deliver the most versatile and highest-performance AV transport solution
Aquantia Corp., a pioneer and market leader in high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions for data centers, enterprise infrastructure and client connectivity has partnered with AptoVision, the pioneer in video over Ethernet technology to announce the industry’s first fully integrated single-chip solution for implementing Software-Defined Video over Ethernet on 10GBASE-T infrastructure. The combination of Aquantia’s AQcite FPGA-programmable Multi-Gigabit Ethernet PHY with AptoVision’s BlueRiver technology represents an industry milestone by providing the most power-, size-, and cost-efficient implementation of the new SDVoE standard, to leverage the ubiquity of Ethernet. The new solution will be on display at ISE 2017 (Amsterdam, February 7-10) in the SDVoE Alliance stand 12-H55.
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Director Shoots Car Chase Film with JVC GY-LS300 Camcorder
Director Shoots Car Chase Film with JVC GY-LS300 CamcorderIn the motion picture industry, previsualization helps filmmakers provide proof of concept by shooting quick, unpolished versions of complex scenes. Director and action DP Lawrence Ribeiro has directed and shot more than 100 sequences for various films and commercials. When directing his own short film, The Chase, Ribeiro wanted a slick finished product, so he shot with the GY-LS300 4KCAM handheld Super 35 camcorder from JVC Professional Video.
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Fusion Studio used to Create Visual Effects for ITV Series THE HALCYON
Fusion Studio used to Create Visual Effects for ITV Series THE HALCYONBlackmagic Design today announced that London-based effects studio Lexhag deployed Fusion Studio on ITV’s THE HALCYON, using the comprehensive VFX suite from Blackmagic Design to help plan and produce subtle, believable visual effects for the wartime drama series. VFX supervisor on THE HALCYON was Lexhag co founder, Alexis Haggar, who decided to make use of Fusion Studio and planning component Generation throughout the pipeline, from pre- production to the final render, including live compositing work for on set look development.
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Pro Sound Effects Releases Submerged Sound Effects Library
Pro Sound Effects Releases Submerged Sound Effects Library
Underwater sound effects recordedwith a hydrophone for otherworldly sound design
Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, today released its latest library, Submerged. Featuring 230 sound effects recorded using a hydrophone (underwater microphone), Submerged is a boutique collection of underwater sounds that enables sound professionals to harness the unique sonic properties of water in any audio project.
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Yuneec International Improves Commercial sUAS Offering with Upgraded H920 Plus and ProAction Grip
Yuneec International Improves Commercial sUAS Offering with Upgraded H920 Plus and ProAction Grip
The Enhanced Six-Rotor H920 Plus sUAS Now Includes Mission Task Modes and Waypoints, Refined ST16 Pro Ground Station with Aerial Maps, Quick-Disconnect Propellers and Support for Multiple Camera Platforms
/PRNewswire/ -- Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced significant upgrades to its flagship professional sUAS platform, the H920, creating the H920 Plus and improved ProAction handheld grip. The new features and functions integrated into the H920 Plus commercial platform allow field service providers and cinematographers to capture aerial and ground content safely and precisely for a variety of industrial applications such as inspection, emergency response, production sets and beyond.
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Photon Beard provides soft-focus on LED at NAB Show 2017
Photon Beard provides soft-focus on LED at NAB Show 2017At the upcoming NAB Show 2017, in Booth C7649, Photon Beard, a leading specialist manufacturer of lighting equipment, will feature its Highlight LED range. Highlight LEDs feature outstanding color rendering and television lighting consistency indexes (CRI and TLCI) through the ingenious application of remote phosphor technology. And because Highlight LEDs have no moving parts (they are passively cooled), they are completely silent in operation. Combined with very high efficiency and a five year warranty on the whole fixture, this gives much lower and predictable operating costs.
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Judd Overton shoots No Activity with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K
Judd Overton shoots No Activity with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design announced today that DP Judd Overton is using a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K EF to shoot the hit Australian television show "No Activity" created by production company Jungle for the Stan network. Overton has served as the show's DP for both seasons and previously used the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for select rig shots on season one.
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SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 Seeks Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2017 will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, is seeking a diverse range of new Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (AR) submissions to be showcased during its upcoming annual conference. SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Three New 4K/60 4:4:4 Matrix Switches from MuxLab Integrate AV for High Performance Installations
Three New 4K/60 4:4:4 Matrix Switches from MuxLab Integrate AV for High Performance Installations
Each matrix shown at ISE 2017 is compatible with all HDMI devices
BOOTH 1-N95 – MuxLab has expanded its selection of matrix switches to include three new models that support resolutions up to 4K/60 with HDBaseT functionality. Each matrix shown at ISE 2017 is compatible with all HDMI devices, offering cross-point routing in any combination.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 64th 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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Sigma Global Vision Lenses, Cine Lenses and Sigma Pros Offer New Picture Perfect Wedding Lenses, Accessories and Techniques at WPPI 2017
Sigma Global Vision Lenses, Cine Lenses and Sigma Pros Offer New Picture Perfect Wedding Lenses, Accessories and Techniques at WPPI 2017
Attendees invited to test-drive Sigma lenses, including recently released Sigma Global Vision 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will have on hand the full line-up of Sigma Global Vision lenses, including the new groundbreaking 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses, as well as the brand new Cinema lens line at the WPPI 2017 Expo held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 7-9, 2017 (booth 129). Taking product demonstrations to a whole new level, attendees are invited to the Sigma Studio to test-drive, on their own cameras, any Sigma Global Vision lenses on hand, including the brand new 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses. Sigma Global Vision lenses will also be available for an overnight “off the show floor” test-drive.
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More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic Design
More Than 45 Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that more than 45 films and series at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival used its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio grading, editing and finishing solution, Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics software, Video Assist monitor and recorder, and other products throughout production and post production.
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DP David Herrington brings dark realism to Netflix's FRONTIER
DP David Herrington brings dark realism to Netflix's FRONTIERFrontier is a Canadian historical drama that chronicles the North American fur trade in the late 1700s. The six-part series, which stars Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Allan Hawco, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle and Jessica Matten, is the Discovery Channel’s first original scripted production and was acquired by Netflix for international distribution.
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National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Live Streamed and Archived in 4K with Blackmagic Design
National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Live Streamed and Archived in 4K with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K, Micro Studio Camera 4K, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K and numerous other products were used for live streaming and archival footage during the National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary Celebration in Glacier Bay, Alaska.
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AV Stumpfl to present 8K media server systems and new projection screens
At the ISE 2017 trade show in Amsterdam, the Austrian AV manufacturer AV Stumpfl® will present new high performance media playout solutions, in addition to introducing ground-breaking new projection screen systems.
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Aaton Digital unveils new Cantar Mini digital portable sound recorder at BSC Expo 2017
Aaton Digital unveils new Cantar Mini digital portable sound recorder at BSC Expo 2017
See the new Cantar Mini on the Transvideo and Aaton Digital stand 300 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Aaton Digital will unveil its new Cantar Mini 16 track digital portable mixer-sound recorder at BSC Expo 2017 in London. The Cantar Mini is based on the renowned CantarX3, winner of many awards and now widely recognised by the sound community as the ultimate digital 24 track location sound recorder, with many delivered and in daily use worldwide.
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Camera Corps Gets off to a Flying Start in 2017
Camera Corps Gets off to a Flying Start in 2017Camera Corps, the broadcast industry’s leading supplier of speciality camera systems, reports a flying start to 2017, partnering with IMG Productions in a highly innovative project for the BDO World Darts Championships.
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Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company Events
Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company EventsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, is pleased to announce that Primerica, Inc., a leading distributor of financial products to middle income households in North America, has selected Archion Technologies’ EditStor shared storage solution for versatile, high speed storage assignments by the company’s editors while traveling across North America to various live Primerica company events.
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RED, Atomos, G-Tech, Terdek Host Digital Workflow House at Sundance
RED, Atomos, G-Tech, Terdek Host Digital Workflow House at Sundance
Filmmakers Lounge Features Panel Discussions and Innovative Technology
RED, Atomos, G-Technology and Teradek will host the Digital Workflow House from Jan. 22-23 during the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals in Park City, Utah. The Digital Workflow House is a two-day event featuring exclusive discussions with creative and technical industry leaders, hands-on interaction with innovative technology, and networking opportunities for attendees.
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How the Neumann KH 80 DSP raises the standard of monitor sound
How the Neumann KH 80 DSP raises the standard of monitor soundWith the KH 80 DSP, Neumann.Berlin launches its first studio monitor with digital signal processing. “Our DSP engine is an in-house development that primarily takes a formerly unknown variable and makes it calculable: the room. Expect clear, high-precision sound wherever you are monitoring,” explains Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Neumann.
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Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Relies on Facilis TerraBlocks to Produce Big Screen Content
Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Relies on Facilis TerraBlocks to Produce Big Screen ContentFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Productions (VWSE Productions), the world leader in video board production for major sporting events, is relying on several Facilis TerraBlock shared storage systems to produce big screen content for both their onsite production departments and for use offsite during major sporting events.
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Quantum Extends Video Surveillance Solutions Portfolio, Grows Partner Ecosystem
Quantum Extends Video Surveillance Solutions Portfolio, Grows Partner Ecosystem
Company to Highlight Momentum at Intersec 2017
(PRNewswire) Quantum Corp today announced expansions to its storage solutions family and technology partner ecosystem for video surveillance and security. With the new Xcellis™ Application Director E, customers in low camera-count environments can now run video management systems (VMS) or analytic applications with directly attached storage. In addition, Arecont Vision, AxxonSoft and Digifort have joined the Quantum Advantage Partner™ program, enabling them to test, qualify and integrate their VMS technology with Quantum storage offerings for enhanced customer benefits. Quantum will showcase these and other developments at Intersec 2017 in Dubai, Jan. 22-24, booth SA I-23.
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Plugivery and IRCAM at NAMM '17
Plugivery and IRCAM at NAMM '17
IRCAM at NAMM Winter Show and Release of The Snail - PC Version
Plugivery has the pleasure of announcing that their partner IRCAM will be exhibiting the their audio software tools, at Plugivery’s booth #7000 during the January 2017 NAMM show. Come see everything from their IRCAM Lab collection to their UVI IRCAM Sound Librairie. They will be showcasing the long awaited PC version of The Snail plug-in. This promises to be an interesting event.. don’t miss it!
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Genvid Releases Revolutionary Interactive Streaming Technology for eSports Broadcasts
Integrated support for YouTube, Unreal Engine 4, and Amazon Web Services enables game developers to quickly create and drive revenue from premium eSports broadcasts
(PRNewswire) Game technology solutions provider Genvid Technologies, Inc. today announced the release of the Genvid SDK, the first broadcast solution built to make any multiplayer game (eSports, VR, MMOs, etc.) more compelling to watch on streaming services such as YouTube.
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Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Over 20 Percent of 2017 Slate Filmed Using Canon Equipment
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is returning as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (January 19–29 in Park City, Utah). Canon will celebrate the filmmakers working behind the camera with daily programming at the Canon Creative Studio, located at 592 Main Street.
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Live from Park City, Utah: It's the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Live from Park City, Utah: It's the 2017 Sundance Film FestivalThe excitement of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival happens both on-screen and off, with a robust slate of panels and music performances, many of which are free and live streamed so independent film and music fans can tune in from anywhere.
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Coca-Cola® and Regal Films Program for Student Filmmakers Announces Partnership with RED Digital Cinema
Coca-Cola® and Regal Films Program for Student Filmmakers Announces Partnership with RED Digital Cinema
Program Celebrates New Collaboration at Park City Event
TheCoca-Cola® and Regal Films program will be hitting the slopes of Park City as they announce a new collaboration with RED Digital Cinema (RED). Helping to elevate the quality of student films produced during the 2017 initiative, the partnership with RED gives participating students the opportunity to film using state-of-the-art digital camera equipment. This announcement will be celebrated with filmmakers and industry executives during The IndieWire Filmmaker Party Presented by Coca-Cola and Regal Films.
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Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Lens metadata aids workflow on set and in post
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal that Valkyrien, the forthcoming Norwegian drama series, was shot by Johan-Fredrik Bødtker, FNF, using Cooke Anamorphic/i and Cooke 5/i lenses. The lens metadata was collected from the ARRI ALEXA cameras and was highly beneficial to both on-set production and post-production workflows. Valkyrienwill launch on NRK in January 2017 and has been sold to broadcasters in Scandinavia. It will also premiere in the UK on Channel 4 in 2017 before all episodes are made available exclusively on C4’s on-demand foreign-language drama service, Walter Presents.
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Art Directors Guild Opening Reception for Jaroslav Gebr, Saturday, Jan. 14th
Art Directors Guild Opening Reception for Jaroslav Gebr, Saturday, Jan. 14th
Original Artwork from the Late Artist Behind “My Fair Lady,” “Camelot” and "The Sound of Music" Will Be Showcased
ART DIRECTORS GUILD'S GALLERY 800 (ADG, IATSE Local 800) presents “A Tribute to Jaroslav Gebr,” a special exhibit honoring the late legendary Scenic Artist behind some of Hollywood’s greatest films, with the reception opening SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017 | 5:00 – 8:00 PM. The exhibit will run through March 4, 2017.
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New HP Workstation Debuts Today
New HP Workstation Debuts Today
Thin, Powerful HP ZBook 15u Mobile Workstation Gets Powerful Processor Upgrade
HP today announced an updated HP ZBook 15u - a thin, powerful, low cost and compact mobile workstation. The HP ZBook 15u with its 15.6" diagonal display is a superb combination of mobility and value.
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Leader Adds Five-Bar Display to LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor
Leader Adds Five-Bar Display to LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor
See Leader Electronics on stand J08 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
Leader Electronics announces the addition of five-bar display capabilities to the LV5490 4K-UHD/HD/SD multiscreen waveform monitor. This forms part of a major software upgrade (to version 3.2) which was announced at InterBee 2016 and will make its first European appearance at Broadcast Video Expo 2017.
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American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees
American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees
Organization Also Announces Finalists in Spotlight Category
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominees in the Theatrical Release and Spotlight categories for the 31st Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. Winners will be named on February 4 at the Society’s awards gala held at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Nominees Announced For Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Nominees Announced For Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 19, 2017 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live
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 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live.
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Elemental Supports Extensive Expansion for MegaFon.TV
Elemental Supports Extensive Expansion for MegaFon.TV
Russian telco sees 140-fold increase in users of its OTT video platform
Elemental Technologies LLC, the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced that MegaFon, a leading telco and mobile operator in Russia, is using Elemental for its MegaFon.TV over-the-top (OTT) TV service, which has seen a rise in subscribers from 10,000 to more than 1.4 million over the past year.
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Archion's EditStor Media Storage Solutions Add Performance, Capacity and Functionality Enhancements
Archion's EditStor Media Storage Solutions Add Performance, Capacity and Functionality EnhancementsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its award winning EditStor media storage product line, comprised of the EditStor EO, EditStor Velo, EditStor Omni and Omni Hybrid, now feature additional performance, capacity and functionality enhancements.
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Announcing New Sennheiser Wireless Mics and Neumann Monitor Loudspeaker at NAMM
Announcing New Sennheiser Wireless Mics and Neumann Monitor Loudspeaker at NAMM
Booth performances to feature Lucy, Jaq Mackenzie, Marcus Eaton and others
At NAMM 2017, Sennheiser and Neumann will expand their live performance and monitoring portfolios with the introduction of several exciting new products. Visitors to Hall A, Booth No. 6577, will be the first to see the Sennheiser XS Wireless 1 and XS Wireless 2 radio microphone series, as well as the Neumann KH 80 DSP monitoring loudspeaker. Sennheiser will also be launching the new HD 200 Pro headphones, alongside new frequency variants for the evolution wireless 300 G3 and 500 G3 series for the USA and Canada. While exploring the latest tools for the stage and the (mobile) studio, visitors will be able to enjoy a wealth of live performances at the booth.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Live Footage and Video at 2016 Anime Expo
URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Live Footage and Video at 2016 Anime ExpoBlackmagic Design today announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K, as well as several Blackmagic Design live production products, were used to shoot interviews, live panels and marketing videos at 2016's Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles. Organized by the nonprofit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), Anime Expo is the largest North American anime convention, garnering more than 100,000 attendees in 2016. Since its beginning in 1992, the convention has been held in locations such as Anaheim, San Jose, New York, and Tokyo, and since 2008 has been hosted each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Aerial Stock Footage Specialist HOsiHO Joins Footage.net
Aerial Stock Footage Specialist HOsiHO Joins Footage.net
New preview clips and still images from HOsiHO, a new aerial stock footage agency covering France from the air, are now available for screening on Footage.net.
Footage.net, the stock, archival and news footage search engine, announced today that preview clips and still images from aerial footage specialist HOsiHO are available for viewing through Footage.net's stock footage search and screening platform.
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Sennheiser Hosts Grammy®-Winning Jim Anderson for Master Class: TELLING YOUR STORY WITH SOUND
Sennheiser Hosts Grammy®-Winning Jim Anderson for Master Class: TELLING YOUR STORY WITH SOUNDAudio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will host a special Master Class at its New York City Pop Up Store in SoHo on Wednesday, January 11th between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The master class, entitled ‘Telling your Story with Sound’ will feature Jim Anderson, internationally recognized recording engineer and producer of acoustic music for the recording, radio, television, and film industries.
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Apantac Wins Product Innovation Award for Mi-16 Multiviewer
Apantac Wins Product Innovation Award for Mi-16 MultiviewerApantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, extenders, and signal processing solutions has been awarded a 2016 Product Innovation Award (PIA) from NewBay Media for its cost-effective and innovative Mi-16 3G/HD/SD-SDI Video Multiviewer series.
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Yuneec International Announces Industry-Leading Customer Service Upgrades for U.S. and Canada
Yuneec International Announces Industry-Leading Customer Service Upgrades for U.S. and Canada
Program Provides New One Year Warranty, New Regional Service Centers Nationwide and Continues All U.S.-based Customer Service
Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its industry-leading customer service offerings. These customer service upgrades include a new one year warranty, a total of twelve authorized service locations for after-warranty repair across the U.S. and Canada and Typhoon H product hotline, all effective immediately.
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Sigma Global Vision and Cine Lenses, Quattro Cameras and Digital Imaging Accessories Capture Imaging USA 2017
Sigma Global Vision and Cine Lenses, Quattro Cameras and Digital Imaging Accessories Capture Imaging USA 2017
Attendees are invited to test-drive Sigma lenses, including recently released Sigma Global Vision 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will exhibit its full line of professional Global Vision and Cine lenses as well as the company’s Quattro cameras and digital imaging accessories at the 2017 Imaging USA Expo, held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas from January 8-10, 2017 on booth 225.
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GF's Three Body-Themed Web Commercials Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K
GF's Three Body-Themed Web Commercials Shot with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design today announced that its Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K camera was used by director Yu Gang to shoot a series of Three Body themed web commercials starring famous Chinese actor Feng Shaofeng for the GF skincare products of Shanghai Jahwa, one of China's oldest daily used chemical companies. Inspired by the award-winning science fiction trilogy "Remembrance of Earth's Past" (aka "The Three Body Problem") by Chinese writer Liu Cixin -- in which the alien Trisolarans evolve to be able to hydrate and dehydrate their bodies to adapt to the harsh environment on their planet that is part of a stellar system with three suns.
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AREA 6 Launches FLIGHT PATH 4K Footage Collection
AREA 6 Launches FLIGHT PATH 4K Footage Collection
500+ very high-altitude vertical aerial shots showcase the variety and beauty of Earth's terrain as seen from orbit
VFX stock footage developer and publisher AREA 6 announced today the release of Flight Path, a collection of more than 500 4K vertical aerial shots. The DCI 4K CG clips realistically simulate very high-altitude vertical aerial overflights by using high-resolution ~30-meter-per-pixel OLI (Operational Land Imager) mosaics from the USGS/NASA Landsat archives.
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Jeff Lanter named as President of Trailblazer Studios
Jeff Lanter named as President of Trailblazer StudiosJeff Lanter has been named as president of Trailblazer Studios, a North Carolina-based production company that focuses on original programming and content.
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Dolby Announces Sony’s Soundbar HT-ST5000 and AV Receiver STR-DN1080 Will Feature Dolby Atmos Moving Audio
Dolby Announces Sony’s Soundbar HT-ST5000 and AV Receiver STR-DN1080 Will Feature Dolby Atmos Moving Audio(Business Wire) Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced that Sony’s soundbar HT-ST5000 and AV Receiver STR-DN1080 will feature Dolby Atmos moving audio.
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Crystal Vision shows its now-shipping new frame system at BVE 2017
Crystal Vision shows its now-shipping new frame system at BVE 2017Stand M01 at BVE 2017 will be showing Crystal Vision's forward-looking Vision frame system which is now shipping, along with its initial core cards essential for any interface system including up and down converters, synchronisers, fibre optic transmitters and receivers, audio embedders/de-embedders and distribution amplifiers for analogue and digital video and audio.
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LG Signature OLED TV W Pushes TV Design Into a New Dimension at CES 2017
LG Signature OLED TV W Pushes TV Design Into a New Dimension at CES 2017
Featuring Picture-on-Wall Design, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Color Science Expertise by Technicolor, Most Premium OLED TV Delivers Unrivaled Home Cinema Experience
LG Electronics (LG) took the stage at CES 2017 to unveil its newest top-of-the-line LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W as the pinnacle of its new line-up of flat-panel TVs at CES 2017. Featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos™ sound, the new line-up includes a total of ten different models, highlighted by the 2017 CES Best of Innovation Award winner, the 77-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W exemplified by its Picture-on-Wall design.
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Elements Cube Awarded “Best Product of 2016” by TM Broadcast
Elements Cube Awarded “Best Product of 2016” by TM Broadcast
Mobile media server and storage device recognized for increasing efficiency on-set
ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, has announced that its mobile media server and storage appliance ELEMENTS CUBE has been recognized as “Best Product of 2016” by TM Broadcast. The unique solution impressed with its exceptional design and unique features, allowing customers to carry up to 32TB portable high-performance media storage in an ultra-small chassis.
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ICG Publicists to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg
ICG Publicists to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg
Dreamsworks founder and head to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards Luncheon
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 24, 2017.
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Canon proclaims "Visionaries Welcome" at the 2017 CES Show in Las Vegas
Canon proclaims "Visionaries Welcome" at the 2017 CES Show in Las Vegas
Canon Announces PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera, PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit and Updated VIXIA HF-R Series Camcorders
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV, January 5-8, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to debut its “Visionaries Welcome” themed booth (Booth #16206 in the Central Hall), demonstrating the Company’s continued path of innovation and helping others “See Impossible.”
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Barnfind Wins the Race to Another Milestone
Barnfind Wins the Race to Another MilestoneBarnfind is pleased to announce that it has been awarded another large contract for a world-renowned racing event. The customer chose Barnfind as the main supplier for the 2017 international racing season following an intense evaluation process of competitive solutions citing Barnfind’s BarnOne all encompassing concept as a major factor. The BarnOne platform comprises routing, distribution and multiplexing of signal formats including video, audio and data for the broadcast and telecom markets.
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Art Directors Guild Exhibits Jaroslav Gebr's Artwork, Jan. 14 - Mar. 4, 2017
Art Directors Guild Exhibits Jaroslav Gebr's Artwork, Jan. 14 - Mar. 4, 2017
Art Directors Guild's Gallery 800 presents "A Tribute to Jaroslav Gebr," honoring the legendary motion picture artist in exhibit running January 14 - March 4, 2017
Jaroslav ‘Jerry’ Gebr, the legendary Scenic Artist behind some of Hollywood’s greatest films, will be honored by the Art Directors Guild's Gallery 800 (ADG, IATSE Local 800) in a special exhibit entitled “A Tribute to Jaroslav Gebr.” The exhibit opens with a hosted reception on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and runs through March 4, 2017.
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ExoLens x Zeiss Case for iPhone 7
ExoLens x Zeiss Case for iPhone 7
The ExoLens Case will be on display at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vega Convention Center: Central Hall – Room C204
ExoLens®, the accessory brand dedicated to elevating the mobile photography category, announces the launch of the ExoLens® Case. This ultra-durable, dual layer case allows photographers and cinematographers to use the ExoLens® PRO with Optics by ZEISS mobile photography lenses they love, while protecting their devices from drops and scratches while they shoot. Designed with high-end aesthetics and impact-resistant materials, the ExoLens Case serves as a low profile, highly protective solution even without the lenses.
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NexPlayer SDK now fully compatible with Yospace
NexPlayer SDK now fully compatible with YospaceNexStreaming has announced today that its flagship product, NexPlayer SDK is now pre-integrated to support Yospace’s Dynamic Ad Insertion platform. From now on, video service providers and broadcasters will be able to monetize their video apps and ensure their viewers enjoy the best user experience and even easier implementation, thanks to this pre-integration of the two products.
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NextComputing Demonstrates Portable Professional VR Development Solution at Gigabyte’s CES Global Press Event
NextComputing Demonstrates Portable Professional VR Development Solution at Gigabyte’s CES Global Press EventNextComputing will present its deployable virtual reality development solution at the Gigabyte™ CES pre-show Global Press Event, January 4, 2017, at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. This solution combines the power and flexibility of NextComputing’s Radius Edge portable workstation computer with a Gigabyte motherboard, NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics, and professional VR applications such as Assimilate SCRATCH VR and Autodesk LIVE. Visitors will be able to experience these solutions at the Global Press Event on the Oculus Rift HMD.
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Canon U.S.A. Launches First PIXMA Inkjet Printers with Built-In Refillable Ink Tank System
Canon U.S.A. Launches First PIXMA Inkjet Printers with Built-In Refillable Ink Tank System
Delivers Seamless, Convenient Mobile Printing From iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that one new printer – the PIXMA G4200 - now supports Apple® AirPrint wireless1 technology. Beneficial for consumers and home office professionals alike, AirPrint2 allows users to seamlessly print photos, email, web pages and documents wirelessly from iPhone®, iPad®and iPod® touch devices, without the need to download or install any device drivers.
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Optimize, Accessorize and Protect Your DSLR Camera with Sigma Lenses, Filters and Flashes This Holiday Season
Optimize, Accessorize and Protect Your DSLR Camera with Sigma Lenses, Filters and Flashes This Holiday Season
Make the most of your DSLR camera with these must-have photography accessories from Sigma
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is the go-to for camera accessories following this holiday season’s DSLR gift giving and receiving. The Sigma line of camera accessories, which includes lenses, filters and flashes, is designed to enhance the latest DSLR cameras on the market. Offering an accessory for every photographer’s skillset and shooting situation, including architecture, portraiture, sports and wildlife photography, Sigma accessories are essential components for any photographer’s toolkit — whether you are a beginner, enthusiast or professional.
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Storm Electronic Music Festival: Qi Flow meets EDM Lighting
Storm Electronic Music Festival: Qi Flow meets EDM LightingWith an early career in lighting design combined with a Masters in ancient Chinese medicine, Daniel Richardson, Lighting Designer, Programmer and Operator, credits wysiwyg from CAST Software as an essential tool for designing and programming for the spectacular set of Storm, Now or Never and EDM other festivals in China. Originally from Australia, he is now in London operating tours and designing projects globally.
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Panasonic 4K Cameras Support Production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall
Panasonic 4K Cameras Support Production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall
VariCam LT Cinema, AK-UC3000 Studio and AW-UE70 PTZ
A new Disney concert celebrating over two decades of stunning Broadway shows received its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London in October. This one-night-only Disney’s Broadway Hitsevent, featuring music from such award-winning scores as Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the rest of the Disney Theatrical catalog, marked the first time this show was seen in Europe.
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Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's Route
Cogswell College Joins Forces with AC Transit Designing Musical Scores, Digital Art, and Animation Depicting the Diversity of System's RouteCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, joined creative forces with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit). AC Transit is California’s third-largest bus agency, providing an average of nearly 200,000 daily passenger trips with 151 bus lines throughout its 364-square-mile service area.
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Yospace and STV on the long-term impact of Dynamic Ad Insertion
Yospace and STV on the long-term impact of Dynamic Ad InsertionNearly three years after the first UK launch of Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) for live simulcast, Scottish broadcaster STV and stream manipulation expert Yospace present a unique case study on the long-term impact of the service. From a standing start ahead of the World Cup in 2014, addressability can now be applied to 98% of STV’s online inventory – a figure that would not have been reached without DAI. At the European Championships in 2016, the broadcaster recorded a 150% growth in ad impressions compared to the World Cup.
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Fullscreen Media Company Delivers With Blackmagic Design
Fullscreen Media Company Delivers With Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that global media company Fullscreen uses several Blackmagic cameras, including three URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras and four Micro Studio Camera 4K live studio cameras, as well as numerous Blackmagic Design live production products, to deliver original programming to the recently launched Fullscreen platform.
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Art Directors Guild To Induct Gene Allen Into Hall Of Fame
Art Directors Guild To Induct Gene Allen Into Hall Of Fame
ADG’s 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Take Place Saturday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Gene Allen, the Oscar®-winning Production Designer behind My Fair Lady, A Star is Born and Les Girls, will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Hall of Fame at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards, announced today by ADG Council Chairperson Marcia Hinds and Awards Producer Thomas Wilkins. The ceremony will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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On Qube! Student Training at Vancouver Film School
On Qube! Student Training at Vancouver Film School
Render Farm Management Software Lets VFS Students Take Charge of the School's Render Farm to Create International Award-Winning Visual Effects and Animation Projects
With over 5,000 international student awards to its name, Vancouver Film Schoolpacks some serious production firepower. The leading Canadian film school's render farm has more users than those of many commercial visual effects companies, and processes more individual projects than most feature animation studios. Yet rather than requiring its own team of dedicated render wranglers, VFS's farm runs efficiently enough to be overseen by students less than a year into their studies. The trick is teaching the kids the same render farm management solution used in the world’s top productions studios, PipelineFX’s Qube!.
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Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K used on Panic! At the Disco and Weezer Tour
Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K used on Panic! At the Disco and Weezer Tour
Along with the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, a large number of other Blackmagic Design products were used, including four Teranex Expresses and 24 Teranex Minis used throughout each venue to convert various camera signals.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Illinois production company Upstaging Inc. built a complete IMAG and AV production using the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and a large number of other Blackmagic Design products during this year’s sold out Weezer and Panic! At the Disco summer concert tour.
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Bose Professional Now Shipping ShowMatch DeltaQ Array Loudspeakers
Bose Professional Now Shipping ShowMatch DeltaQ Array LoudspeakersBose® Professional is now shipping new ShowMatch™ DeltaQ™ array loudspeakers for both installation and portable applications, with field-changeable waveguides that help provide the best possible sound quality throughout the audience area. ShowMatch DeltaQ arrays provide significant advantages over conventional line array loudspeakers. DeltaQ array technology improves sound quality and vocal clarity by providing selectable coverage patterns that direct more sound energy to the audience by allowing directivity, or “Q,” to vary with each array module. Traditional line arrays typically have significantly less pattern control.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Four Compact PIXMA Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printers
Canon U.S.A. Introduces Four Compact PIXMA Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printers
Delivers Seamless, Convenient Mobile Printing From iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that this series of four new printers, PIXMA TS9020, TS8020, TS6020 and TS5020, now support Apple® AirPrint wireless1 technology. Beneficial for consumers and home office professionals alike, AirPrint2 allows users to seamlessly print photos, email, web pages and documents wirelessly from iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod®touch devices, without the need to download or install any device drivers.
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Popular K-Tek Stingray Gizmo Bag Now Available in 3 Sizes
Popular K-Tek Stingray Gizmo Bag Now Available in 3 Sizes
Transparent Bottoms Give Clear View of Contents
K-Tek, makers of microphone boom poles, mounts, and the popular Stingray audio harness and mixer bags, introduces the Gizmo Bag Set. In small, medium and large, these multi-purpose bags provide compact organization of cables, adapters, wireless audio transmitters, batteries, lavaliere accessories, tape rolls, and more. With clear, see- through bottoms, users enjoy quick, visible identification of contents. Ideal for the Sound Utility, Gizmo Bags are useful for many other on-set tasks, as well.
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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 Update Now Available
Update adds support for new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, additional HDR grading formats and more
Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 features support for the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, additional Rec. 2100 and 2020 support for high dynamic range workflows and more. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Piksel research reveals broadcasters and content providers need to be more switched on to avoid the big switch off
Piksel research reveals broadcasters and content providers need to be more switched on to avoid the big switch offViewers are spending too long on searching for good content, according to new consumer research commissioned by Piksel, a global leader in building successful online video businesses. The study, conducted by Censuswide, found that consumers spend an average of 16 minutes searching for content and when they don’t find anything, the majority will look elsewhere.
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Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC shoots the pilot for Fox TV's "Star" with VariCam 35 cinema cameras
Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC shoots the pilot for Fox TV's "Star" with VariCam 35 cinema camerasStar is a new Fox TV music drama from Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (Empire, Precious). Exposing the cut-throat music industry, Star follows three talented singers as they navigate the road to stardom. The series features Jude Demorest as the title character, Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, and Lenny Kravitz. The series’ pilot was shot by cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC (Quantum of Solace, Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) on VariCam 35 cinema cameras.
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Quantum's New StorNext 5.4 Provides Greater Efficiency and Flexibility in Media Content Management
Quantum's New StorNext 5.4 Provides Greater Efficiency and Flexibility in Media Content Management
Enhancements Include Expanded Public and Private Cloud Options and Simplified Application Deployment
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced StorNext 5.4, a new release of the company's acclaimed workflow storage platform that brings new levels of efficiency and flexibility to media content management. StorNext 5.4 enhancements include the ability to integrate existing public cloud storage accounts and third-party object storage (private cloud) — starting with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cleversafe and Scality RING — as archive tiers in a StorNext®-managed media environment. Another new feature enables users to deploy applications embedded within StorNext-powered Xcellis™ workflow storage appliances.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Denzel Washington
American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Denzel Washington
ASC to Honor Director Denzel Washington with Board of Governors Award
Honoring one of Hollywood’s biggest icons, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will bestow their Board of Governors Award on director Denzel Washington on February 4, 2017, during the 31st ASC Awards at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. The organization presents the accolade to individuals in the industry whose body of work has made significant and indelible contributions to cinema. It is the only ASC Award not given to a cinematographer, and is reserved for filmmakers who have been champions for directors of photography and the visual art form.
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Feature Film ‘Maine,’ Winner of AbelCine Film Grant, Shot With VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
Feature Film ‘Maine,’ Winner of AbelCine Film Grant, Shot With VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcorderThe upcoming feature film Maine recently completed principal photography on a rigorous shoot with the VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder. Maine follows the journey of a married woman from Spain to reclaim her identity while solo thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, a trip that is sidetracked when a lone American hiker pursues her.
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Finback Document an Ancient Way of Life Under Threat in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Finback Document an Ancient Way of Life Under Threat in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The directing team’s new short film for Patagonia and the Alaska Wilderness League focuses on the Gwich’in people’s struggle against commercial exploitation of their ancestral lands.
The just released short film, The Refuge, focuses on the Gwich’in people of Alaska and Northern Canada and their more than three decade fight to protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and other threats. It focuses, in particular, on the story of two Gwich’in women who are helping to lead the effort to save their ancestral home and the wildlife on which their life depends.
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Take Your Photography to the Next Level with Canon in 2017
Take Your Photography to the Next Level with Canon in 2017Want to Travel with Canon, capturing Alaskan brown bears just yards away, the Yosemite Half Dome at dusk or black sand beaches and lava fields in Hawaii this summer? Shoot side-by-side with the Canon Pros next year to develop your photography skills through hands-on education and access to Canon’s latest and most innovative gear! Canon Live Learning EOS Destination Workshops help photographers of all levels develop their skills in some of the most spectacular locations. Canon experts and seasoned photography professionals are there to guide, educate and inspire attendees. These multi-day workshops are fully immersive and by the end of the trip, attendees will have learned more about their Canon equipment including functionality of lenses, further developed photography skills and brought their visions to life through print.
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AJA KONA and Io 4K Help Color Casa Loma’s “Legends of Horror”
AJA KONA and Io 4K Help Color Casa Loma’s “Legends of Horror”Built in 1911, Toronto’s sprawling Casa Loma is rumored to be haunted, making it the perfect setting for the haunted house experience “Legends of Horror.” The promenade theatre featured dressed sets augmented by fog, sound effects and animatronics, bringing the venue alive for this year’s Halloween celebration; more than 70 actors representing iconic horror characters like Dracula and Frankenstein and 3D and laser projections took the experience to a whole new level.
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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Announces Nominees in Television Categories
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Announces Nominees in Television Categories
HBO Leads with Five Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced its television nominees for the 31st annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be revealed here on February 4, 2017, at the organization’s annual ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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Canon U.S.A. Releases Survey Results
Canon U.S.A. Releases Survey Results
Canon U.S.A. releases survey results confirming consumer preceptions of faster service times and higher tech support satisfaction over major competitor
Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the findings from a nationwide third-party blind survey that compared customer perceptions concerning the speed of service and quality of tech support offered by Canon and Nikon. The survey was conducted among photographers (primarily professional, semi-professional, and advanced amateur) in November 2016 and found that customers perceive Canon’s service times to be faster than Nikon’s and that customer satisfaction with tech support is higher for Canon than it is for Nikon.
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IABM recognizes Ole Peter Clausen with lifetime Honorary IABM Membership
IABM recognizes Ole Peter Clausen with lifetime Honorary IABM MembershipIABM recognizes Ole Peter Clausen with lifetime Honorary IABM Membership Founder and CEO of Danmon Group and Dan Technologies rewarded for lifetime of innovation in the broadcast industry At its 2016 Annual International Business Conference and Awards, IABM awarded lifetime Honorary IABM Membership to Ole Peter Clausen, CEO of Dan Technologies.
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Saskatchewan E-Learning Web Receives Refresh Upgrade from SaskTel & DigitalGlue
Saskatchewan E-Learning Web Receives Refresh Upgrade from SaskTel & DigitalGlue
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education’s E-Learning Website to Receive Refresh and Upgrade from SaskTel and DigitalGlue
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education has tapped Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) for a major hardware refresh and software upgrade of its eCast Distance Learning System. SaskTel in turn, has once again partnered with DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider, to furnish the infrastructure that will increase the Distance Learning System’s channel count, aid with the migration to an all IP system, and transition it from SD to HD.
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