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ARRI Introduces New Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4x5
ARRI Introduces New Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4x5
One product covering a wide range of applications offers quick and easy set up without tools; For 4”x 5.65” and 4”x 4” filter size; Attractive upgrade options for LMB-25 owners
ARRI invests in its range of high-quality, camera-independent accessories with the introduction of the new Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4x5. This modular matte box expands on the feature set and creative possibilities of the popular LMB-25 while retaining an entry-level price tag. Suited for a wide range of applications in just one product, this robust but lightweight matte box allows for an unprecedented level of flexibility.
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Viddsee Uses Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on New Mother's Day Film
Viddsee Uses Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on New Mother's Day Film
Short film in partnership with Singapore Film Commission, color graded with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning Singapore-based short film director Daniel Yam shot his new short film, “Time,” using URSA Mini Pro and completed color correction using DaVinci Resolve. The film marks Viddsee’s first original short film, which was commissioned as part of Viddsee’s partnership with the Singapore Film Commission, a division of Singapore’s Info-Communications Media Development Authority.
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Quantum to Present Creative Storage Conference Keynote Address on Key Storage Considerations for 4K
Quantum to Present Creative Storage Conference Keynote Address on Key Storage Considerations for 4K
Greg Holick Will Provide 4K Performance Metrics to Assist Media Facilities in Designing Optimal Storage Configurations
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Greg Holick, director of cloud storage solutions, will present a keynote address at the 2017 Creative Storage Conference (CS 2017) in Culver City, California. Drawing on extensive 4K workflow testing incorporating different stream counts, formats and storage technologies — both disk and flash — Holick will discuss how media facilities can configure their storage infrastructure to best meet their performance, capacity and cost requirements.
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FOX Sports South Installs Panasonic Camera Systems for Beauty Shots at Braves’ New SunTrust Park
FOX Sports South Installs Panasonic Camera Systems for Beauty Shots at Braves’ New SunTrust Park
Installed Panasonic components include Panasonic AK-UB300 4K Box, AW-HR140 Outdoor PTZ, and AW-HE130 HD PTZ Cameras
When the Atlanta Braves play their regular season home games this season, FOX Sports South is ready with new Panasonic 4K and HD camera systems to cover beauty shots throughout The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park, the team’s new stadium. These strategically-positioned cameras are the AK-UB300 4K box camera, the ultra-rugged AW-HR140 outdoor PTZ and AW-HE130 integrated PTZ.
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Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Solotech Relies on FUJINON Lenses for Large Concerts as Touring Division Expands
Lenses in use by the event provider include: FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM, HA14x4.5BERM, and HA18x7.6BERM models
As its concert touring division continues to expand with its new DeKalb, Illinois facility, Montreal-based Solotechhas come to rely on several FUJINON lenses to support large concert tours. The audio and video equipment rental, integration, and event technology provider counts the FUJINON XA99x8.4BESM ultra-wide field production lens, HA14x4.5BERM Premier super wide-angle ENG lens, HA18x7.6BERM Premier series standard ENG lens, and HA23x7.6BERM Premier telephoto lens as stalwarts in its equipment arsenal.
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Blue Collar Post Collective West "Post Talks" Free Event and Live Stream: The VFX Pipeline in TV, Film and Beyond
Blue Collar Post Collective West "Post Talks" Free Event and Live Stream: The VFX Pipeline in TV, Film and Beyond
Saturday May 13, free event in Hollywood, free livestream, featuring VFX vets from film, TV, and spots including Guardians of the Galaxy, House of Cards, many more
On Saturday May 13 in Hollywood, and with a free worldwide livestream, the latest in the Blue Collar Post Collective's Post Talks series will take a closer look at the VFX pipeline from offline to artists to online and delivery. We'll talk about the collaboration between editorial and VFX houses on scripted content, promos and commercials, the importance of communication across departments, the different roles involved in this pipeline, and how to find jobs and succeed in them! This will be a great discussion for anyone in offline, online or VFX to understand how visual effects happen and discover jobs on both ends of the pipe they may not have known about before.
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RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camcorders to Produce Top-Rated Automotive Programs
RTM Productions (Franklin, TN), creators of PowerNation, the country’s most-watched automotive how-to TV programming, is producing its 2017 season of popular tech shows with recently acquired Panasonic gear, including six VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders, three AG-DVX200 4K handhelds and 10 BT-4LH310 4K production monitors.
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TVU Networks Wins Two Best of Show Awards at NAB 2017
TVU Networks Wins Two  Best of Show Awards at NAB 2017
TVU Producer receives a Best of Show Award from Video Edge, while TVU One with HEVC mobile IP transmitter wins a Best of Show Award from TV Technology
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions,is the recipient of two NewBay Media Best of Show Awards, presented last month at the 2017 NAB Show. TVU Network’s TVU One mobile transmitter solution with support for the H.265/HEVC video compression standard received NewBay’s Best of Show Award from TV Technology, while TVU Networks’ new solution for web-based live production, TVU Producer, won NewBay’s Best of Show Award from Video Edge.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3
Portable Thunderbolt 3 broadcast quality 10-bit YUV and 12-bit RGB capture and playback solution!
Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio HD Mini, the world’s first portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution with 3G-SDI, HDMI and analog connections for broadcast quality 10-bit recording up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
The world’s most advanced all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel and powerful features such as HDMI and SDI inputs, multiview, talkback, DVE and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, a broadcast quality all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel designed for both broadcast and professional AV users. ATEM Television Studio Pro HD features 8 inputs, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analog audio inputs, built in talkback, two flash based media players, professional creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more.
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Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED, Canon, Blackmagic, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol
Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED, Canon, Blackmagic, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol
Lens metadata aids workflow and saves money on set and in post
Cooke Optics announced today that Panavision, RED Digital Cinema, Canon, Blackmagic Design, CW Sonderoptic and Sony are embracing an industry-defining project to standardise the collection of lens metadata from PL and selected Panavision mount lenses on the /i Technology protocol.
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HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
Cinema 4K resolution and award-winning DreamColor technology sets the gold standard for color accuracy; Built for creative visionaries, the new HP ZBook line-up delivers desktop power in a sleek, mobile design
Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced a true Cinema 4K display, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow. Designed in collaboration with top visual effects and animation studios, the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP DreamColor Z24x G2 displays are enabling artists, photographers and filmmakers to do what they do best – create – without having to worry about lackluster display performance.
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Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company , Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Unveils 360-Degree Live Camera System With Uncompressed 4K Output
(Las Vegas, NV--April 24, 2017) Panasonic’s booth at the NAB Show 2017 (Central Hall, Booth C3607) is going to packed with the range of goodness that showgoers have come to expect, including the Cinema VariCam Experience, a look at the control room of the future, cloud-based news production, transparent and AR displays, and much more that we’ll be reporting throughout the week.
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JVC Delivers End-to-End Live Production and ENG Solutions
JVC Delivers End-to-End Live Production and ENG SolutionsJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its end-to-end live production workflow, as well as a number of product enhancements and technology demonstrations, at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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FUJIFILM's First NAB Speaker Series Includes Noted Cinematographers
FUJIFILM's First NAB Speaker Series Includes Noted CinematographersThe Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will hold its first-ever speaker series, featuring some of the industry’s top cinematography professionals, during the NAB convention. Speakers will represent a wide range of FUJINON lens users, including noted feature film, wildlife, and large-venue concert cinematographers. NAB runs from April 22-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Japan Institute of Moving Image uses Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner
Japan Institute of Moving Image uses Blackmagic Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design today announced the Japan Institute of the Moving Image has installed and are using Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for archiving student films that have been shot at the college over the past four decades. Japan Institute of the Moving Image history began with the legendary film maker Shohei Imamura’s film school, which was launched in 1975. The college is one of the few film schools that still have classes using film cameras, and there have been more than 300 films over the years that their students have completed using film.
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Canon Announces New COMPACT-SERVO Lens and Firmware Upgrades
Canon Announces New COMPACT-SERVO Lens and Firmware Upgrades
New Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, Servo Drive Unit, Image Stabilization, Autofocus and Auto Iris Functions*, Ideal for ENG, Documentary, and Budding Filmmakers
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today the new COMPACT-SERVO70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens (model name CN-E 70-200mm T4.4L IS KAS S), a compact and lightweight 4K lens constructed for users that demand versatility and portability. A bridge between traditional Canon EF lenses and CN-E cinema lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm can be ideal for filmmakers and documentary shooters who want the control and quality of cinema optics with the lightweight, compact design and features of Canon’s EF lenses.
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New JVC GY-LS300CH Firmware Adds 4K 4:2:2 Recording and 60P Output
New JVC GY-LS300CH Firmware Adds 4K 4:2:2 Recording and 60P OutputJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the Version 4.0 firmware upgrade for its popular GY-LS300CH 4KCAM Super 35 handheld camcorder that increases color resolution to 4:2:2 in 4K mode recording and expands Ultra HD (3840x2160) output to include 60/50p.
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AJA Announces Free Desktop Software v13 for KONA, Io and T-TAP
AJA Announces Free Desktop Software v13 for KONA, Io and T-TAP
Introduces HLG Support for HDR workflows, 12-Bit/BT.2020 Support for Apple® Final Cut Pro® X, ProRes XQ Playback, KONA IP Support for JPEG 2000 and More
AJA Video Systems unveiled Desktop Software v13 for its KONA, Io and T-TAP families of video and audio input/output devices, which will be on display at NAB 2017 in the AJA Booth, SL2505. The new update expands HDR and IP pipelines with support for Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and JPEG 2000 workflows. In addition to HDR-10, HLG playout is now also possible from Adobe® Premiere Pro® with AJA KONA 4, Io 4K and KONA IP.
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AJA Announces Support for Latest Adobe Premiere Pro CC Spring Release
AJA Announces Support for Latest Adobe Premiere Pro CC Spring Release
New AJA Desktop Software v13 for KONA 4, Io 4K and KONA IP Brings Support for HLG Playout and JPEG 2000 Workflows to Adobe Premiere Pro
AJA Video Systems today announced support for exciting new HDR and JPEG 2000 workflows with the new spring releases of Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, part of Adobe Creative Cloud®. AJA’s new Desktop Software v13 brings new HDR support, which will enable HLG playout from Adobe Premiere Pro with the AJA KONA 4 desktop I/O card or an AJA Io 4K Thunderbolt enabled I/O device.
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Archion to Unveil Integrated SSD and HDD EditStor Solutions for Any Content Creation During NAB 2017
Archion to Unveil Integrated SSD and HDD EditStor Solutions for Any Content Creation During NAB 2017In conjunction with NAB 2017, Archion Technologies, a leader in patented, ultra-high performance shared storage solutions for content creation, will be announcing two new “All SSD” EditStor products: Omni Flash and Velo Flash. During NAB, Archion will be demonstrating multiple EditStor models in Booth Number SL14617. The company will also be raffling a full turnkey EditStor Velo .
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Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 Updates Support for CasparCG 2.1
Bluefish444 support for the popular CasparCG Server updated
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video I/O cards for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, have updated support for CasparCG Server with Bluefish444 Epoch video I/O devices.
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AOC Announces New 40-Inch 4K UHD Display with 10-Bit Color
AOC Announces New 40-Inch 4K UHD Display with 10-Bit ColorAOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces the U.S. availability of the new C4008VU8 40” curved 4K UHD display with 10-bit color. The monitor features an 85% NTSC wide color gamut and flicker-free technology for reduced eye strain. The ultra-high definition display allows users to see more on the screen at one time, giving them more ‘real estate’ and allowing them to see more detail for sharper and more brilliant images. This makes the C4008VU8 a perfect monitor for creative projects or productivity. The C4008VU8 is available at Amazon and B&H Photo Video for $899.99 MSRP.
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Vocas to Showcase Latest Matte Boxes
Vocas to Showcase Latest Matte Boxes
New MB-216, MB-256 and MB-436 include top bars mounts, swing-away bracket compatibility and improved locking mechanism.
Vocas Systems, European manufacturer of innovative, professional-calibre camera accessories, will showcase three new matte boxes at NAB 2017. MB-216, MB-256 and MB-436 build on the Vocas tradition for performance and quality, and incorporate new features for increased versatility and ease of use.
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Elemental to Launch Advanced Video Processing Solutions at NAB Show 2017
Elemental to Launch Advanced Video Processing Solutions at NAB Show 2017
Commitment to advanced performance and functionality unlocks new capabilities and revenue streams for video creation and distribution customers
Elemental Technologies, an AmazonWeb Services company, today announced plans to debut new video processing technologies at NAB 2017. Elemental’s latest innovations will offer pay TV providers, content programmers, broadcasters and enterprise customers the ability to quickly, easily and economically build and scale advanced video workflows to deliver highly differentiated viewing experiences.
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Telestream Helps Calkins Media Launch new OTT Channels on Verizon VOD Platform
Telestream Helps Calkins Media Launch new OTT Channels on Verizon VOD Platform
Telestream Vantage Cloud Services offer affordable encoding solution to comply with Verizon’s strict technical requirements
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that regional media company, Calkins Media Incorporated, is using Telestream Cloud Services to meet the technical and financial challenges of delivering new OTT channels to its audiences through the Verizon VOD platform. The first Calkins Media shows went live on Verizon on March 3, 2017.
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DVEO Launches H.264 Tablet Encoder with Built-In Cameras and Error-Free Live Streaming
DVEO Launches H.264 Tablet Encoder with Built-In Cameras and Error-Free Live Streaming
TABLET STREAMER™ Features Patented DOZER™ ARQ Automated UDP Packet Recovery Protocol
DVEO®, a well respected supplier to leading telco TV/OTT and cable operators around the world, has developed a unique platform based live streaming H.264 encoder with built-in front and back cameras plus DVEO's patented DOZER™ ARQ (Automatic Repeat Request) Automated UDP Packet Recovery protocol.
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Magewell to Unveil Powerful Video Input-Output Card Family at 2017 NAB Show
Magewell to Unveil Powerful Video Input-Output Card Family at 2017 NAB Show
Feature-rich Flex I/O series brings company's proven capture hardware benefits to output applications, while delivering outstanding I/O density and versatility
Magewell will use the 2017 NAB Show as the launch pad for its new Flex I/O family of PCIe input-output cards. Extending the company's highly-regarded video capture hardware benefits and expertise to playout applications for the first time, the Flex I/O series continues Magewell's hallmarks of superior quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness. The Flex I/O line will make its public debut in booth SU12813 at the show, taking place April 24-27 in Las Vegas.
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Quincy Media to Standardize on JVC Camcorders for Broadcast TV News
Quincy Media to Standardize on JVC Camcorders for Broadcast TV NewsJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Quincy Media, Inc., is standardizing on ProHD and 4KCAM camcorders for news operations across its television broadcast stations. Based in Quincy, Ill., the company owns and operates 22 television stations across seven states, including 19 that produce local news, and is expected to purchase about 200 JVC camcorders over the next two years.
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Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher
Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher
Version 1.5 firmware and software updates for the Roland VR-4HD switcher adds Still Capture and Creation capabilities.
Roland announces a free firmware and software upgrade for the popular VR-4HD AV and Streaming Switcher. The Version 1.5 firmware update supports capturing a still image from the VR-4HD RCS software for Windows or Mac, plus support for 1/3-size PinP window in addition to the 1/2 and 1/4 sizes currently available.
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Streamstar Sets a New Standard for Live Streaming Production with Upgraded Software, Again!
Streamstar Sets a New Standard for Live Streaming Production with Upgraded Software, Again!
Streamstar SW 4.0 - brilliant new features for efficient, smarter, faster and easier operation to be unveiled at NAB 2017
Streamstar®, the industry’s trendsetting developer of advanced live production and streaming tools, has set a new and higher standard by bringing a host of brilliant new features to its live streaming and production software. The Company has announced the release of SW 4.0, designed to achieve smarter, faster, easier and more efficient operation, especially in sports streaming. The new version will be demonstrated during NAB in Streamstar’s Booth # SL6124.
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Original Avenger Stars in Short Film Premiering at Newport Beach Film Festival
Original Avenger Stars in Short Film Premiering at Newport Beach Film FestivalFarside Pictures announces that Dear Kate, a short film by actor/writer/director Ilona Elizabeth McCrea, will premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 26th. The film stars Elizabeth Shepherd—Emma Peel from the original 1960’s British spy series, The Avengers; later portrayed by Diana Rigg.
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DVEO Announces Support for NewTek NDI IP Technology Across Streaming Product Line
DVEO Announces Support for NewTek NDI IP Technology Across Streaming Product Line
DVEO Products Now Stream Live Video Directly to and from NDI-Enabled Devices andApplications
DVEO®, a well respected supplier to leading content providers, telco TV/OTT and cable operators around the world, announced today that DVEO's extensive line of streaming products now supports NewTek's NDI™ technology for live IP production workflows over Ethernet networks.
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SSL Delivers Powerful Station Automated Audio Production Without a Console, With New System T Products at NAB
SSL Delivers Powerful Station Automated Audio Production Without a Console, With New System T Products at NAB
New Tempest Control Rack and T25 Engine open up new possibilities for system design.
Solid State Logic,the world’s leading provider of advanced technology for creative audio professionals is proud to announce the release of new product additions to System Tat NAB 2017 (Booth: Central Hall C2627). SSL’s System T is a powerful set of network objects that include processing engines, traditional audio IO devices and control interfaces (both mixing console surfaces and PC based control via T-SOLSA).
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CARTONI to Introduce a Fast Deployment Tripod System and New Fluid Heads for Broadcast, Studio and Digital Cinema Cameras
CARTONI to Introduce a Fast Deployment Tripod System and New Fluid Heads for Broadcast, Studio and Digital Cinema Cameras
Camera support innovator will also debut a revolutionary concept for enabling 360° Dutch rotation in nodal mode.
CARTONI, developer of innovative camera support systems designed and manufactured in Italy, will introduce a new tripod system and significant expansions to its Master, Maxima and Lambda lines of fluid heads at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas. Highlights include the SDS (Smart Deployment Series) system tripod, the MASTER 65 and MASTER 30 broadcast and studio heads, the MAXIMA 30 cinematography head, and the Lambda 25 3rd Axis and the Total Dutch head.
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Bose Professional Honored with F.A.M.E. Award at Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas
Bose Professional Honored with F.A.M.E. Award at Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas
A newly installed Bose® ShowMatch™ DeltaQ™ system powered the evening’s proceedings – including an appearance by pop legend Olivia Newton-John – as Bose Professional received the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design”
Bose Professional was recently honored at the inaugural Las Vegas F.A.M.E. Awards, which took place on Thursday, March 23rd, at the Hard Rock Live on the Las Vegas Strip. The awards, presented by the Producers Choice Honors, selected Bose Professional as the recipient in the category “Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design” for the ShowMatch™ DeltaQ™ system recently installed at the venue. The evening also included a red-carpet press event. Scott Sanders, Territory Representative, Bose Professional, was on hand to accept the award. The system itself was used to power the evening, which included live music and a special award for rock and pop legend Olivia Newton-John. Attendees included over 400 members of the Las Vegas show business community.
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Barnfind Announces Participation at JB&A’s Pre-NAB Technology Event
Barnfind Announces Participation at JB&A’s Pre-NAB Technology EventBarnfind Technologies, manufacturer of a multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform, has announced plans to exhibit at JB&A’s Pre-NAB Technology Event to be held at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel on April 22nd and 23rd, prior to NAB’s opening at the LVCC on the 24th. JB&A, Barnfind’s US partner, is a distributor, solutions provider and content workflow expert in the post-production, broadcast, and IP / streaming markets.
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Axle Video Launches axle 2017 Media Management
Axle Video Launches axle 2017 Media Management
Radically simple media management solution marks fifth major release – new transcode, metadata, hybrid cloud capabilities; support for 2 million assets
Axle Video, the leader in affordable, storage-agnostic media management software, today announced availability of their newest product, axle 2017. axle 2017 is a major step forward in the scale, stability and features of the company’s software, while retaining its award-winning radical simplicity.
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New "MK" Cinema Lens Series from FUJIFILM Making NAB Debut
New "MK" Cinema Lens Series from FUJIFILM Making NAB Debut
Compact and Lightweight FUJINON MK18-55mm and MK50-135mm Deliver Advanced Optical Performance with an Excellent Cost/Performance Ratio
The newly launched “MK” Series of cinema lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will make their NAB debut next month in Las Vegas. With the first in its series introduced in February of this year, “MK” lenses are currently designed for E-mount cameras and boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. FUJIFILM will exhibit in booth #C7225 during the show to be held from April 22-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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postPerspective Launches Impact Awards at NAB 2017
postPerspective Launches Impact Awards at NAB 2017
New Awards Bestow Pro Recognition on Innovative Product Debuts
postPerspective, the premier source of creative and technology intelligence for the post production and production industries, today announced it will debut a new award at the 2017 NAB Show. The postPerspective Impact Awards honor innovative products and technologies for the post production and production industries that will influence the way people work.
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Camera Corps to Occupy Centre Stage at NAB Las Vegas
Camera Corps to Occupy Centre Stage at NAB Las VegasCamera Corps, a leading supplier of speciality camera systems, will promote its innovative products and services to visitors attending the April 24-27 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Senior representatives from the company will include VP of EMEA services Phillip Beckett, commercial manager Barry Parker, head of projects EMEA/APAC Simon Atkinson, project & engineering director David Sisson and operations manager Neil Ashworth.
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Telestream Becomes First Company to Add IMSC 1.0 Subtitle Support to Captioning Products
Telestream Becomes First Company to Add IMSC 1.0 Subtitle Support to Captioning Products
MacCaption, CaptionMaker, and Timed Text Flip Products now support new OTT subtitling standard required by major networks and online film distributors
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that its entire suite of captioning and subtitling products now supports IMSC 1.0, the new OTT standard for subtitling and captioning. For major networks and content distributors standardizing on the IMF file-based delivery format, such as Netflix, delivering subtitles for streaming content with IMSC 1.0 Timed Text is a requirement.
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Imagine Products Announces PrimeTranscoder
Imagine Products Announces PrimeTranscoder
New Application Offers Faster File Conversion, Simple Interface, and Customizable Features to Streamline Transcoding Workflow
Imagine Products, creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, has released PrimeTranscoder™, a new video-transcoding application for Mac® users. PrimeTranscoder offers GPU acceleration, a simple interface, and many other features that make it more robust than any other transcoding application at its price point.
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Sigma Announces Firmware Update to sd Quattro Cameras
Sigma Announces Firmware Update to sd Quattro Cameras
Firmware Version 1.04 offers support for DNG formats, improved autofocus capabilities and enhanced functionality with Sigma Capture Pro
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today the release of firmware update 1.04 for its sd Quattro cameras to boost the performance and broaden the capabilities of the detail-rich camera. This latest version of firmware is availble for download on sd Quattro cameras that currently have firmware version 1.03.
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Media Links to Demonstrate 10Gb/s Hitless Data Transport at NAB 2017
Media Links to Demonstrate 10Gb/s Hitless Data Transport at NAB 2017
Media Without Limits capability supports a variety of applications for IP content delivery
Media Links, a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and market leader in media over IP transport solutions, has announced it will demonstrate the transport of 10Gb/s Hitless Data at NAB 2017, booth SU5021. Of particular interest to sports producers and broadcasters across the globe, this new feature for the company’s flagship MD8000 Media over IP transport platform will enable users to take full advantage of the increasing bandwidth available at stadiums and remote venues, providing enhanced data carriage capabilities with the same level of resiliency and robustness as currently experienced with broadcast video and audio services.
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Interra Brings Solutions Approach for QC, Monitoring, and Analysis of Streaming Content to NAB
Interra Brings Solutions Approach for QC, Monitoring, and Analysis of Streaming Content to NAB
Through Advanced Capabilities Like Exhaustive QC Checks, ABR Stream Validation, Real-Time QoE Measurements, and Live Content Monitoring, Interra Systems' Solutions Delivers Superior-Quality Video on Every Device
At the 2017 NAB Show, booth SU7105, Interra Systems, a leading global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, will demonstrate its end-to-end QC, monitoring, and analysis solutions approach for the streaming media industry. The company's complete set of software-based tools provide scalability, performance, and centralized management enabling service providers to deliver video on every device in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
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Imagine Communications Debuts Software-Only Version of Next-Gen Compression Platform
Imagine Communications Debuts Software-Only Version of Next-Gen Compression Platform
Selenio One XC high video quality transcoder is deployable on virtualized or cloud environments and COTS appliances
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, introduced Selenio™ One XC, a software-only addition to the company’s next-generation multipurpose compression platform, which offers media companies a single platform for performing a range of encoding, transcoding and related processing operations. Selenio One XC, optimized for both primary and secondary distribution, enables content owners and video service providers to improve operational efficiencies by delivering more channels over existing distribution infrastructures.
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Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland V-1SDI Live Video Switcher
Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland V-1SDI Live Video Switcher
Version 1.5 firmware and software updates for the Roland V-1SDI switcher add Still Capture and Creation capabilities.
Roland announces a free firmware and software upgrade for the popular V-1SDI 3G SDI Video Switcher. The V-1SDI Version 1.5 firmware update supports capturing a still image from the V-1SDI RCS software for Windows or Mac, plus support for 1/3 size PinP window in addition to the 1/2 and 1/4 sizes currently available. The combination of the new RCS Software and Firmware updates for the Roland V-1SDI adds powerful titling creation, image capture, and keying capabilities for live production.
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Cinegy Harnesses the Power of NVIDIA GPUs
Cinegy Harnesses the Power of NVIDIA GPUsIn the broadcast world, “big data” is literally that, and much more. According to Cinegy Head of Product Management Lewis Kirkaldie, who spoke at Cinegy’s annual Techcon conference in Munich, “It should more commonly be called ‘really big data.’”
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Powersoft to Launch Further Amp Modules at Prolight + Sound
Powersoft to Launch Further Amp Modules at Prolight + Sound
LiteMod 4HC and MiniMod 4 extend commitment to OEM customers
In addition to its game-changing touring and multi-channel process controlled amplifiers, Powersoft has built an excellent reputation in the OEM market, providing the engines for many market-leading active loudspeaker systems and rack amplifiers with its range of power modules. This has now been extended with two new flexible, compact and highly specified modules, which will receive their launch at this year’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt (April 4-7) on booth #3.1, C41.
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Matrox® to Feature SMPTE 2110 on X.mio3 IP at NAB 2017
Matrox® to Feature SMPTE 2110 on X.mio3 IP at NAB 2017
Developers of broadcast equipment can capitalize on the unique combination of onboard processing and the benefits of ST 2110 IP transport protocols
Matrox® today unveiled its innovative OEM product and technology lineup for NAB 2017 (Las Vegas, NV. Apr 24-27, 2017), with a focus on support for the latest SMPTE standards for IP workflows and overall technological interoperability. At the IP showcase (Booth: N4824)—in conjunction with the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS)—the Matrox X.mio3 IP multi-channel video I/O over 10 GbE card will be demonstrating its support for both the emerging ST 2110 and 2022-7 standards for use of IP in live production.
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DP John Kelleran Shoots Travel Channel’s HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
DP John Kelleran Shoots Travel Channel’s HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE with VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcordersDirector of Photography John Kelleran shot season eight of the Travel Channel’s popular HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE show with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. With several episodes of season eight already broadcast, the remainder of the season will resume in September 2017. HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE is a reality television program in which struggling hotels receive an extensive makeover by veteran hotel operator and hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri and team.
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Cellnex equips its Labs with ATEME’s TITAN File
Cellnex equips its Labs with ATEME’s TITAN FileATEME, a global leader in video compression solutions for broadcast, has announced that Cellnex Telecom has deployed ATEME’s Titan File multi-codec and multi-format video transcoding software in its Spanish operation. The solution was supplied by TmediaT, an ATEME partner, and is designed for bandwidth-efficient content transcoding up to 4K.
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Singapore’s Award Winning TV Show BE SCHOOLED Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K
Singapore’s Award Winning TV Show BE SCHOOLED Shot with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K camera was used by Singapore based Camp Up Studio to shoot BE SCHOOLED, a popular Singapore TV show that won Silver for Best Opening Titles for a Program at PromaxBDA Asia 2016, one of the most prestigious awards for creative endeavors in the media marketing space in Asia.
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Apantac Launches MX-32 Multiviewer with Built-In Router at NAB
Apantac Launches MX-32 Multiviewer with Built-In Router at NABApantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, extenders, and signal processing solutions will expand series of affordable and fully featured video Multiviewers, with the new 32 input and 4 output MX-32. The MX-32 will be showcased at NAB 2017, booth N5906. The MX-32 allows users to monitor up to 32 independent video (3G/HD/SD-SDI) inputs simultaneously with four independent outputs. The MX-32 provides the functionality for any input source to be displayed on any of the four outputs. Each input sources can be duplicated as well as resized on the display. Each output can display a maximum of 32 windows.
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AJA Releases IPR-1G-SDI Mini-Converter for IP Workflows
AJA Releases IPR-1G-SDI Mini-Converter for IP Workflows
Bridges JPEG 2000 over IP to 3G-SDI for source monitoring, digital signage, video walls and other point of use applications
AJA Video Systems today announced that its new IPR-1G-SDI Mini-Converter is now available. IPR-1G-SDI extracts a JPEG 2000 essence from an incoming IP stream and presents it for display on SDI devices.
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Leading Media Storage Company Archion Announces New Ultra High Speed Network Storage Solutions for NAB 2017
Leading Media Storage Company Archion Announces New Ultra High Speed Network Storage Solutions for NAB 2017In conjunction with NAB 2017, Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, will be announcing several additions to its products and services offerings, as well as significant enhancements to its Authorized Channel Partner Program. During NAB, Archion will be based at Booth Number SL14617. The company will also be raffling a full turnkey EditStor Velo . Please visit www.archion.com for a free NAB exhibition pass.
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Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding Team
Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding TeamTimber Creative Directors/Co-Founders Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau have welcomed Art Director Jon Lorenz and Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette to the company’s expanding team. “Having freelanced with Timber on projects for the past year, I've concluded that the company is in a class of its own,” says Jon Lorenz. “More than just a working community, the team is a family with a shared pulse of growth, ambition and heart.”
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Leader to Introduce Latest LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor Enhancements at NAB 2017, Las Vegas
Leader to Introduce Latest LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor Enhancements at NAB 2017, Las VegasLeader Instruments Corporations heads to the Las Vegas Convention Center in April for the 2017 NAB Show. Centrepiece of the demonstration on booth C9021 in the Central Hall will be the latest additions to the LV5490 multiscreen waveform monitor. Occupying a half-rack-width by 4U high housing, the Leader LV5490 offers 4K, UHD, 3G, HD and SD test and measurement features in a compact portable unit. Waveform, vector, five-bar and picture display can all be viewed at the same time on the LV5490's 9 inch LCD monitor.
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Powersoft Creates Clever, Elemental Animated Video Campaign to Launch its Groundbreaking Quattrocanali Amplifier Family to a Sophisticated User Base
Powersoft Creates Clever, Elemental Animated Video Campaign to Launch its Groundbreaking Quattrocanali Amplifier Family to a Sophisticated User Base
Playful Cartoons Combine Practical Information with Captivating Visuals to Communicate Product Features and Installation Possibilities for Best in Class Series of Amplifier Products
Powersoft, a leading manufacturer of advanced power amplification technology, recently launched a playful — yet informative and practical — video campaign designed to inform new and existing customers of its latest series of groundbreaking amplifiers: Quattrocanali. The international campaign, which utilizes cartoons in a clever and informative narrative visual context, consists of four separate videos, each honing in on a key concept of the campaign's messaging: 'Seamless Integration', 'Effortless Installation', 'Greener Earth', and an 'overview' of the line.
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4K 4Charity Focuses on Diversity and Inclusion as Registration and Sponsorships Open
4K 4Charity Focuses on Diversity and Inclusion as Registration and Sponsorships Open
Media and Entertainment Industry Charity Event Series Expands Support to Organizations Devoted to Increasing Diversity and Inclusion
Elemental Technologies, the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced the next 4K 4Charity Fun Run, which takes place Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the 2017 NAB Show. Sponsorships are now available and participant registration for the event is open at www.4K4Charity.com. Beginning with the 2017 NAB Show event, the 4K 4Charity Fun Run series will distribute all proceeds toward raising awareness and funding for organizations that work in support of increased diversity and inclusion.
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Malaysia’s Media Prima Television Network Successfully Goes on Air with Pebble Beach Systems
Malaysia’s Media Prima Television Network Successfully Goes on Air with Pebble Beach Systems
TV3, 8TV, NTV7 and TV9 Now Rely on Pebble's Marina Automation and Dolphin Integrated Channel Devices
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that Media Prima Television Network, the leading media company in Malaysia, has just transitioned its old legacy automation systems to a new infrastructure based on Dolphin, Pebble's compact and cost-effective integrated channel device, and Marina, the company's powerful centralized ingest, content management and multi-channel automation solution.
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SXSW film "Flesh and Blood" created with Blackmagic Design
SXSW film "Flesh and Blood" created with Blackmagic Design
Shot with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and Graded with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design announced today that 2017 South By Southwest (SXSW) debut film “Flesh and Blood” was shot with several of Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras, including URSA Mini 4.6K, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera, by DP Patrice Lucien Cochet. Producer and Post Production Supervisor Dustin Hughes also used Blackmagic Design’s professional editing, color grading and finishing solution DaVinci Resolve Studio to color grade the film, as well as Fusion for visual effects (VFX) work.
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FOR-A Expands 1 M/E Switcher Line with Browser-Controlled HVS-100 Express
FOR-A Expands 1 M/E Switcher Line with Browser-Controlled HVS-100 Express
Browser Controls Replace Hard Panel in Flexible New System
FOR-A Corporation of America will show an expansion of its popular 1 M/E HVS-100 video switcher series at the 2017 NAB SHOW. FOR-A will introduce the cost-effective HVS-100 Express in booth C5117 during the show. With a list price of $7,900, the HVS-100 Express is controlled via any tablet, handheld or laptop type device with a web browser as opposed to a ‘hard’ control panel.
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Compact Size and Extensive Feature Set Mean Less Equipment Needed with New FOR-A Switcher
Compact Size and Extensive Feature Set Mean Less Equipment Needed with New FOR-A Switcher
NAB Introductions to Include Low-Cost Switcher with Ability to Support up to 10 Inputs and Seven 4K Outputs
At NAB Show 2017, FOR-A will introduce the HVS-490 live HD/4K-UHD multiple effects production switcher; HVS-100TB2 interface; MBP-200TB2 SDI Gateway with Thunderbolt™ interface; and FVW-700 HD/4K-UHD telestrator. Held from April 22-27 this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, FOR-A will exhibit in NAB booth C5117.
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Amazon Prime original PRIME JAPAN shot with URSA Mini 4.6K
Amazon Prime original PRIME JAPAN shot with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design today announced that Amazon Prime's original 4K documentary, PRIME JAPAN, was shot with Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K. PRIME JAPAN is a documentary about Japan. It picks up a variety of topics regarding Japan from traditional culture such as sushi, sake and Japanese swords to more modern culture which represents today's Japan such as design, fashion and modern architecture.
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Pebble Beach Systems partners with Blue Lucy to announce Beluga
Pebble Beach Systems partners with Blue Lucy to announce Beluga
Suite of Workflow Engine and Content Management Solutions for Playout and Distribution
Leading automation and integrated playout specialist Pebble Beach Systems today announced that it has partnered with innovative media asset management software developers Blue Lucy to offer Beluga, a new workflow engine, content management and video processing solution. Beluga integrates closely with Pebble’s Marina automation system to offer targeted file delivery, content preparation, and integrated QC workflows without the need to deploy an enterprise MAM solution.
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Rising Sun Pictures Expands VFX Training Program
Rising Sun Pictures Expands VFX Training Program
Award-winning visual effects studio has built a new classroom facility to accommodate more students and a new program offering a Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting.
Responding to demand from aspiring visual effects artists from across Australia and beyond, Rising Sun Pictures is expanding its visual effects educational program, operated in partnership with the University of South Australia. RSP will now offer a Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting, modeled after its successful Graduate Certificate in Composting and Tracking. It is also adding to its menu of short courses covering 3D modeling, compositing and other subjects.
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Cine Plus Delivers HDR Grade on ARD Thriller with DaVinci Resolve
Cine Plus Delivers HDR Grade on ARD Thriller with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that Berlin post house Cine Plus has completed its first high dynamic range (HDR) grade in DaVinci Resolve Studio for German national broadcaster ARD’s feature length thriller, “Sanft Schläft der Tod.”
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Gorilla expands audio dubbing capacity with further investments in Pro Tools
Gorilla expands audio dubbing capacity with further investments in Pro ToolsAlready home to the first Avid S6 consoles in Wales; Cardiff-based post-production house Gorilla has expanded its audio dubbing capacity with the purchase of two further Pro Tools systems and an S3 console from Scrub, the post-focused division of HHB.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera
Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera
New camera combines incredible digital film image quality with broadcast camera features, built in ND filters, interchangeable lens mount and more.
Blackmagic Design today announced URSA Mini Pro 4.6K, a new professional camera that combines high end digital film quality with the ergonomics and features of a traditional broadcast camera. URSA Mini Pro features a massive number of tactile control buttons, switches and dials that make it faster to use, built in optical ND filters, a new interchangeable lens mount, dual CFAST 2.0 and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders, and much more.
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Sennheiser Announces A Digital Wireless System That Is All About Performance
Sennheiser Announces A Digital Wireless System That Is All About Performance
The Sennheiser Digital 6000 microphone system is shipping now
Digital 6000, the latest member of Sennheiser’s professional wireless microphone range, is shipping now. Incorporating the acclaimed Long Range transmission mode and proprietary audio codec from Sennheiser’s top-of-the-range Digital 9000 series, Digital 6000 delivers impeccable RF wireless and audio performance. At the same time, the system fulfils the business need of rental companies, theatres, broadcasters and houses of worship for a flexible two-channel wireless solution that allows the use of existing accessory infrastructures. Designed for demanding live productions, Digital 6000 also addresses the challenges of the shrinking UHF spectrum: The system eliminates intermodulation, enabling more channels to operate in less spectrum space.
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Bexel Introduces Clarity 800 Camera for Live Production
Bexel Introduces Clarity 800 Camera for Live Production
POV-Sized Camera Sets New Technology Standard for Capturing HFR Images
Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services, has unveiled the Bexel Clarity 800 camera, the world's first miniature, high-frame-rate (HFR) point-of view camera for live production. Building on its unrivaled experience in live broadcast, Bexel developed the standard-setting Clarity 800 camera system to meet sports and event producers' increasing demand for high-quality, real-time HFR video.
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Kaufer Productions Bolsters Corporate Projects with AG-DVX200 4K Camcorder
Kaufer Productions Bolsters Corporate Projects with AG-DVX200 4K CamcorderAfter a lengthy career in broadcast ENG and EFP, in 2002 videographer/editor Jeffrey Kaufer established his own production company, Kaufer Productions, serving Minnesota’s Twin Cities metropolitan area. For the past year, Kaufer has been utilizing Panasonic’s AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld on a variety of corporate projects for large companies including United Way, Boston Scientific and Xcel Energy.
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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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GEMINI 4:4:4 to Support Canon C500 Raw
4K Cinema Raw Up To 60fps, HD Up To 120fps
As anticipation for delivery of the Canon C500 mounts, Convergent Design is happy to announce support of Canon 4K Cinema Raw on the popular Gemini 4:4:4 external recorder.
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