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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 CategoriesHBO 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 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 & DigitalGlueSaskatchewan 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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Sherman Grinberg Film Library Joins Footage.net
Sherman Grinberg Film Library Joins Footage.netNew preview clips from Sherman Grinberg, a preeminent global source for rare archival footage, now available for screening on Footage.net.
Footage.net, the stock, archival and news footage search engine, announced today that preview clips from the Sherman Grinberg Film Library are available for viewing through Footage.net. The Sherman Grinberg Film Library, located in Los Angeles, California, is among the world's oldest and biggest privately held film archives with over 40 moving image libraries. The archive has over 20 million feet of classic 35mm black and white film with content dating mostly from 1895 to 1957, when the television era began.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD Output
Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD OutputPanasonic today announced availability and pricing for its new AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera, designed for applications where a compact form-factor yet high-quality image is required. Ideal for broadcast and remote studios, weather and traffic reporting, remote live production, image magnification and sports, the UB300 is equipped with a one-inch MOS sensor that outputs a UHD signal up to 3840x2160/59.94p with the ability to simultaneously output HD up to 1080/59.94p.
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AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong Kong
AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong KongExperience the culture of Japan and Hong Kong through the eyes of local Instagrammers; YouTube docu-series “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong” premieres tomorrow, exclusively on AdoramaTV
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has announced that season three of its uber popular online docu-series, “Through The Lens” (“TTL”), will premiere on Friday, December 2, 2016 online on AdoramaTV. Aptly named “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong,” the new season travels across the globe to Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong to explore the inspirational stories behind some of the region’s most popular photographers. Watch the trailer for season three of “Through The Lens” now on AdoramaTV and be sure to follow #TTL on Instagram.
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Camera Corps Makes Large Investment in New Video Production Equipment
Camera Corps announces a massive expansion to the stock of equipment which it offers as part of its support service for television programme production companies and broadcasters. The new investment totals over £2 million and reconfirms Camera Corps as Europe's largest and most experienced specialist in wet and dry hire for the creative media sector. The expanded inventory includes an extra 137 cameras plus a large number of GoPro 4K miniature camcorders, 62 remotely controllable pan/tilt heads, 50 mini-joystick remote pan/tilt controllers, 82 lenses, 90 remote control interface processors, 250 power supply units, 140 picture monitors, 90 lighting panels, 48 fibre-optic link systems, 50 fibre/cable hybrid link systems, 3 km of data cables, 4 km of 12-way control cables, 5 km of high-definition video cables, 400 specialist cables, 70 embedded-audio cables, audio processors, a Polecam camera crane and over 500 Peli cases.
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Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West Africa
Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West AfricaThe Republic of Ghana is a sub-Saharan nation on the West Coast of Africa with a diverse culture. Filmmaker and co-founder of Lastminute Productions, Joseph Pelegreen, has traveled there numerous times over the past dozen years and has come to know and care for the people of this nation. So when he and associate, Matthew Lang, decided to do a documentary that explores education and its significance in changing third-world countries, Ghana was the obvious choice. Mamakrom — named for a village in Ghana — became the latest passion project for the Texas-based filmmakers, but it was a project that took planning. "We had two trips to Ghana to shoot," Pelegreen says. "One was in the southern region and one was in the north."
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New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen Control
New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen ControlBroadcast Pix Commander System's Intuitive Touchscreen Control Enables Non-Technical Operators to Create Great Live Video
Broadcast Pix™ today announced Broadcast Pix Commander™, a new series of live production systems featuring a streamlined touchscreen interface that allows non-technical personnel to easily execute sophisticated productions. Designed for government, corporate, education, house of worship, and live events, Commander’s intuitive control dramatically simplifies switching, robotic camera control, and the inclusion of graphics, clips and effects.
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Dante Streamlines United States Presidential Election Coverage for BBC World Service
Dante Streamlines United States Presidential Election Coverage for BBC World ServiceLeading broadcaster uses Dante™ networking to distribute live radio programming to 250 million listeners while reducing integration costs
As the world’s largest international broadcaster, BBC World Service broadcasts radio and TV services worldwide in more than 30 languages. For the United States Presidential election on November 8, the BBC World Service established a temporary production and distribution facility within its Washington DC bureau. The BBC World Service production staff utilized Dante networking from Audinate to manage and deliver live coverage to radio audiences worldwide over the BBC World Service, NPR partner stations, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 5 Live networks (as well as BBC local radio in the UK) – reaching as many as 250 million listeners over a 12-hour period.
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BlackTrax recruits Andrew Gordon for Global Growth
BlackTrax recruits Andrew Gordon for Global GrowthCAST BlackTrax Ltd recruits Andrew Gordon as their new Director of Business Development to work exclusively on growing BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system, globally. Andrew brings over a decade of sales, marketing management and operations experience working formerly as Business Development Director at Freeman Audiovisual, Canada. From 2009 to 2014, he worked with CAST Group as the Marketing & Communication and Business Development Manager across WYSIWYG , Vivien and BlackTrax early stage products.
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Crossroads Church Drives Video Production with IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 Cameras
Crossroads Church Drives Video Production with IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 CamerasCMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras Connect Rapidly Growing House of Worship to Attendees Onsite and Online
When a house of worship keeps growing at the rate of Crossroads Church, it can be hard for new campuses to keep pace with the number of attendees. For this Ohio-based church with eight locations and counting, the answer was Crossroads Anywhere, an online presence that engages viewers with the precise imagery of Ikegami CMOS cameras.
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United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490
United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490Hilversum-based video systems specialist United has chosen Leader's LV5490 as the test and measurement core of a 4K ultra-high-definition flyaway production system for Amazon Prime's new motoring television series, The Grand Tour . The show reunites presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. An initial 36 episodes are being produced for release on Amazon Prime. The LV5490 was purchased via Leader's channel partner Fofic BV, based at Diemen near Amsterdam.
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Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime Honorees
Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime HonoreesADG’s 21st Annual Excellence In Production Design Awards Take Place Sunday, February 11 at Ray Dolby Ballroom
Scenic Artist Albert Obregon, Emmy®-nominated Set Designer Cate Bangs and Senior Illustrator Joseph Musso join Emmy-winning Production Designer René Lagler as recipients of the ADG Lifetime Achievement Award, announced today by ADG Council Chairperson Marcia Hinds and awards producer Thomas Wilkins. They will be honored at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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AJA KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router Now Available
AJA KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router Now AvailableExtremely compact in design, KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of broadcast, production, post and AV environments.
AJA Video Systems is taking orders for KUMO 6464, its new compact 3G-SDI router with 64 3G-SDI inputs and 64 3G-SDI outputs for high quality, cost effective signal routing in a small form factor. Extremely compact in design, KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of broadcast, production, post and AV environments.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces One of the Smallest and Lightest 4K Resolution (4096 x 2400) Laser Projectors
Canon U.S.A. Introduces One of the Smallest and Lightest 4K Resolution (4096 x 2400) Laser ProjectorsREALiS 4K600STZ Pro AV LCOS Projector Combines Canon’s Outstanding Image Quality and Advanced Features with Low Total Cost of Ownership
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the latest of its innovative technology with the debut of the REALiS 4K600STZ Pro AV Laser LCOS Projector. At only 57.3 pounds, the REALiS 4K600STZ is among the world’s smallest and lightest native 4K laser projectors, making it ideal for a wide range of markets and applications including simulation, museums, art galleries, planetariums, higher education, medical education and training.
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Audio-Technica Provides Family Child Learning Center at Akron Children’s Hospital with Audio System Upgrade
Audio-Technica Provides Family Child Learning Center at Akron Children’s Hospital with Audio System UpgradeATND931WH condenser mic with Dante™ network output delivers significantly improved audio in learning center for young children with disabilities
The Akron Children’s Hospital Family Child Learning Center (FCLC) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of young children with developmental disabilities and their families. The Tallmadge, Ohio facility provides a wide range of family-centered developmental services. A key component of the FCLC is its observation rooms, where parents, staff and university students can observe intervention taking place.
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Adorama Honored by The Imaging Alliance with 2017 Visionary Retailer Award
Adorama Honored by The Imaging Alliance with 2017 Visionary Retailer AwardManhattan-based photo, video and electronics retailer recognized for contributions to imaging industry through Adorama Learning Center and AdoramaTV online platforms
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 Visionary Retailer Awards by The Imaging Alliance, a non-profit organization that promotes the growth and sustainable development of both current and future imaging applications. Alongside Glazer’s Camera and Best Buy, Adorama will be honored for its achievements in imaging retail at The Imaging Alliance’s Celebrate Imaging event on the eve of CES 2017 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas.
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Custom Consoles Reports Highly Successful 2016
Custom Consoles Module-R, MDesks and MediaPosts were selected by Altered Images as the core technical furniture for a new television studio galler
Studio and technical control-room furniture specialist Custom Consoles reports high demand for its product range throughout 2016. "Demand is proving strong across both for our broadcast products and for our SteelBase series which we designed for heavy-duty industrial applications," comments sales manager Gary Fuller.
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HP Announces Industry’s First-Ever Mini Workstation
HP Announces Industry’s First-Ever Mini WorkstationHP Z2 Mini delivers server-grade power in a 2.3 by 8.5 inch package
Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. unveiled the world’s first mini workstation1 designed for users in CAD and other compute-intensive industries. The stylish, new HP Z2 Mini Workstationdelivers breakthrough power and versatility and atonly 2.3” high is 90% smaller than a traditional business-class tower2.
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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA AwardsCoveted Honors Shine Spotlight on Creative Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the winners of the 2016 HPA Awards (#hpaawards) during a gala celebration tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.
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Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest" Brings First Real-Time Digital Character to a Shakespeare Performance
Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Tempest" Brings First Real-Time Digital Character to a Shakespeare PerformanceFirst use of a completely digital character in a live RSC stage production, made possible through the use of Xsens real-time, MVN motion capture technology
For the first time since its debut in 1611, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest can be seen onstage with all the wonder and magic that the author dreamed of, thanks to a new collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios. The performance includes the first use of a completely digital character in an RSC production, made possible through the use of Xsens’ real-time, MVN motion capture technology.
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Facilis TerraBlock at work on Canadian family drama series Backstage
Facilis TerraBlock at work on Canadian family drama series BackstageFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that the postproduction team for Canadian family drama series Backstage is again relying Facilis TerraBlock for their collaborative editorial workflow for season 2.
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FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDog
FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDogAcquisition Brings New Clients Fox, ABC, Freeform and Reelz Network to FLEX
FLEX Creative, a creative services agency specializing in the design and production of promotional and in-show content for broadcast television, cable and streaming industry clients, has acquired SuchAGoodDog, the Emmy-nominated marketing, promotions, and production company.  The acquisition brings new clients Fox, ABC, Freeform and Reelz Network to FLEX. The announcement was made jointly today by Peter Martin, Founder/Chief Creative Director, FLEX Creative, and Steve Silverman, Founder/Chief Creative Director, Such A Good Dog.
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AJA Releases Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAP
AJA Releases Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAPAJA Video Systems today released Desktop Software v12.5 for its KONA, Io and T-TAP family of video and audio input/output devices. The v12.5 update adds new support for Apple® Final Cut Pro® X 10.3, Adobe® Creative Cloud® (2017), MXF files, increases streaming capabilities, adds SMPTE 2022-7 support for the KONA IP, and helps enable the latest HDR pipelines.
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Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with Slomo.tv’s Sports Officiating System
Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with Slomo.tv’s Sports Officiating SystemBlackmagic Design today announced that its DeckLink Quad 2, DeckLink 4K Pro and UltraStudio 4K Extreme capture and playback devices are used with Slomo.tv Inc.’s sports officiating system, videoReferee®. The system has become hugely popular with broadcasters and sports leagues, including the recent Rio Summer Olympics. Slomo.tv’s videoReferee®-IIM3 system, which is based around three DeckLink Quad 2 cards, was used to judge canoe competitions at the Rio games, and the DeckLink Quad 2’s real–time performance was a key feature.
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Focusrite RedNet Brings Connectivity to the Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s Media Education Program and Facilities
Focusrite RedNet Brings Connectivity to the Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s Media Education Program and FacilitiesMillersville University’s extensive media-arts and technology programs now benefit from Focusrite RedNet technology
Millersville University, in Millersville, PA, is one of the state’s leading education institutions, one of the 14 schools that constitute the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Millersville University also benefits from its relationship with Clair Solutions, a world-renowned audio, video and lighting integrator, located in nearby Manheim.
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3D Systems to Showcase Advanced Applications of Digital Manufacturing Technology at formnext 2016
3D Systems to Showcase Advanced Applications of Digital Manufacturing Technology at  formnext 2016Latest developments in 3D printing, including new materials
3D Systems will demonstrate how its products and services are providing enhanced digital alternatives to traditional manufacturing processes at formnext 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. The company will feature its full range of 3D printers, materials and software solutions within its exhibit booth, including a range of new materials for advanced professional and production applications.
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John Honeycutt Joins Piksel Board of Directors
John Honeycutt Joins Piksel Board of DirectorsCTO of Discovery Communications brings his senior executive experience to the board, Reflects Piksel’s continued focus on leading the digitization of television
Piksel today announced that John Honeycutt, Chief Technology Officer of Discovery Communications, has been elected to Piksel’s board of directors. Honeycutt joined Discovery in 2003 and has held several senior executive positions in both the United States and internationally, where he has been an integral contributor to the consistent growth of Discovery around the world. As CTO of Discovery, Mr. Honeycutt has global responsibility for the entire technology stack.
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Vitec Videocom Expo, Sony Pictures Studios, Weds., Nov. 16, 2016
Vitec Videocom Expo, Sony Pictures Studios, Weds., Nov. 16, 2016Get up close and personal with amazing gear from all the brands you know and trust at this unique event.
Get up close and personal with amazing gear from all the Vitec Videocom brands you know and trust at this unique free event. Join us for Vitec Videocom Expo on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11:00AM – 6:00PM PST, at Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 W Washington Blvd., on SOUND STAGE 7 - DMPC, in Culver City, CA 90232. Learn from in-depth presentations by Jody Eldred, Mark Hayes, Pat Grosswendt, Gary Adcock and many more.
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Matrox at Inter BEE 2016 — Product Preview
X.mio3 IP, X.mio3 12G & M264 Family Will be Featured Alongside Matrox Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliances
At Inter BEE 2016 , Matrox® Video and local distributor Japan Material will feature the acclaimed Monarch™ family of video streaming and recording appliances, including the new Monarch LCS dual-synchronized H.264 capture and streaming appliance.
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RTL Nieuws to Rely on Dejero's LIVE+ EnGo Mobile Transmitter for Live US Election Results Show
RTL Nieuws to Rely on Dejero's LIVE+ EnGo Mobile Transmitter for Live US Election Results ShowDutch news channel to transmit four-hour show to its two million viewers live from New York with compact LIVE+ EnGo
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, has announced that Dutch broadcaster, RTL Nieuws, will be covering tomorrow night's US election results from a studio in New York in a special four-hour long live show, using Dejero’s compact and mobile LIVE+ EnGo to transmit video and audio back to the Netherlands.
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Lenzworks Shoots Second Season of 'Relative Race' with 12 VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Lenzworks Shoots Second Season of 'Relative Race' with 12 VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcordersVariCam LT was chosen on the basis of its ergonomics, light weight and, especially, low light performance.
Utah-based production company Lenzworks recently shot the second season of "Relative Race," a co-production with broadcast partner BYUtv, with a dozen VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. An ingenious pairing of a race against time with a genealogy hunt, Relative Race pits four couples against each other in a race from Miami, FL to Boston, MA, with required stops along the way to complete challenges, then meet and stay with relatives they previously didn’t know existed. The prize for the winning couple: $50,000.
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Dejero Brings New Mobile and Cloud-managed IP Connectivity to NAB SHOW 2016
Dejero Brings New Mobile and Cloud-managed IP Connectivity to NAB SHOW 2016Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced it will showcase the latest developments in its IP connectivity solutions for electronic newsgathering (ENG) and remote broadcasting at the NAB Show New York exhibition (New York, 9 – 10 November, booth 1015).
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Camera Corps Demonstrating Q-Ball, Q3 and MeerCat at NAB Show New York
Camera Corps Demonstrating Q-Ball, Q3 and MeerCat at NAB Show New YorkCamera Corps specialises in providing remote camera solutions for reality television shows as well as very large-scale sports, entertainment and stage events.
Camera Corps will demonstrate examples from its range of specialised broadcast cameras at the 2016 NAB Show, New York, November 9-10. Exhibiting on the Vitec Videocom stand, 625, Camera Corps will be represented by operations manager Neil Ashworth.
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Aspera to Showcase High-speed Transfer Innovations at NAB Show New York
Aspera to Showcase High-speed Transfer Innovations at NAB Show New YorkAspera co-founder and CEO Michelle Munson to speak alongside co-owner of INNOVATIVEi and NBCSN producer for the Verizon IndyCar Series, Terry Lingner, on delivering 4K streaming between continents over commodity Internet
At NAB Show New York (booth #1025), Aspera, an IBM company and creator of technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, will showcase the latest versions of its high-speed file transfer software and workflow automation solutions for the broadcast and media industries. The entire suite of Aspera products, On Demand Offerings and Aspera SDK will be on display, including:
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WCPMedia Services to Demonstrate Media Management Platform at AFM
WCPMedia Services to Demonstrate Media Management Platform at AFMCloud-based platform-as-a-service empowers content owners with integrated tools for producing, managing, marketing and distributing content.
At this month'’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, WCPMedia Services will demonstrate WCPWeb App, the cloud-based media-management platform that is revolutionizing the way independent filmmakers market and distribute content. Used by producers, distributors, film festivals and others worldwide, WCPWeb App is a platform-as-a-service solution offering a suite of tools for storing, managing, marketing and distribution. It is the simplest, fastest, most secure and most effective way to deliver content.
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SMPTE November Educational Webcast - ACES 1.0: Theory and Practice
Thursday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. EST, with Walter Arrighetti, CTO of Frame by Frame and Francesco Giardiello, Founding Partner and Technical Director at Kiwii Digital Solutions
The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) is a complete framework for digital color representation, reproduction, processing, distribution, and archival mainly aimed to theatrical, TV, and animation features. Current major version 1.0 has been recently released and introduces new concepts and methodologies. In this webcast a review of current ACES terminology, color-science and workflows will be presented for both novice audiences as well as those already acquainted with pre-release ACES. Then, beginning with the author's real-world experience, a description of an ACES use-case for theatrical production will be discussed from on-set, to postproduction and visual effects (VFX), to delivery.
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MOG Brings 360 into Production Workflows with Briskeye 4K Video Camera
MOG Brings 360 into Production Workflows with Briskeye 4K Video CameraDelivering a full 360 video production workflow, from ingestion to stitching to export
MOG, the leading provider of MXF development tools and centralised ingest solutions, today announced the full integration of its central ingest systems and video cloud services with Briskeye’s 360 cameras for both live and VoD content production and distribution.
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46 of the Biggest Fall TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
46 of the Biggest Fall TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and SoftwareTop directors of photography, VFX artists, colorists and post production facilities rely on Blackmagic Design to deliver shows for the top primetime and cable networks.
Blackmagic Design today announced that several Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software and DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and editor, are being used for production and post production work on some of the most anticipated shows in this year's fall television lineup. More than 46 of 2016's fall television shows use Blackmagic Design's cameras, Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio. Top directors of photography, VFX artists, colorists and post production facilities rely on Blackmagic Design to deliver shows for the top primetime and cable networks, including returning hit shows like Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Jane the Virgin and Blindspot.
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Litepanels Announces 48-Hour Astra E Flash Sale
Litepanels Announces 48-Hour Astra E Flash SaleSpecial Pre-Holiday sale will run November 9th – 10th or while supplies last
Litepanels, a premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast, film, and production industries and a Vitec Group brand, is excited to announce an unprecedented pre-holiday sale for the celebrated Astra E Daylight LED panels. For just 48 hours, customers in North America will receive a 30% discount on Litepanels Astra E Daylight LED panels beginning November 9th and ending November 10th, or while supplies last.
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Matthews Studio Equipment Introduces THE ELEVATOR
Matthews Studio Equipment Introduces THE ELEVATORThe ELEVATOR will support any camera/fluid head combo up to 23kgs or 50.5 pounds.
Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry has just started shipping their newest support production, The Matthews ELEVATOR system.
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Adorama Brings the Holiday Cheer with Daily Deals and Price Guarantees Throughout the Gift-Giving Season
Adorama Brings the Holiday Cheer with Daily Deals and Price Guarantees Throughout the Gift-Giving SeasonGet a jumpstart on holiday shopping at Adorama and save big on the year’s best electronics including TVs, cameras, computers and more; the savings start Sunday, November 6th
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is once again kicking off its season of savings, with the best deals on the year’s hottest electronics, photo and video gear to gift loved ones – or oneself – for the holidays. Beginning this Sunday, November 6th, Adorama will be delivering guaranteed lowest prices on select products straight to your inbox.
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Leader Instruments Positions 4K HDR Test & Measurement at Center Stage for NAB New York
Leader Instruments Positions 4K HDR Test & Measurement at Center Stage for NAB New YorkTwo new upgrades will take the stage in Leader Electronics booth at NAB New York
Following a highly successful SMPTE 2016 in Hollywood and CAPER 2016 in Buenos Aires, Leader Instruments will exhibit its range of advanced test and measurement solutions in booth 1711 at NAB New York. The show will be held at the Javits Center, November 9-10. Representatives attending will include Motoyasu Kajikawa (Leader Instruments Corporation President), Hiromitsu ‘Matsu’ Matsubayashi (Market Development Manager) and Scott Cannon (Eastern Regional Business Development Manager).
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Band Pro Celebrates French Cinema at Open House 2016
Band Pro Celebrates French Cinema at Open House 2016Pierre-William Glenn, AFC -- the former President of the French Society of Cinematographers, known for Truffaut’s Day for Night, among many others -- will attend and will be honored for his contributions to cinema.
Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event will take place on Thursday 12/8/2016; and this year will celebrate French cinema. Esteemed French Director & Cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, AFC will be in attendance and will be honored for his contributions to the cinematic arts. Pierre-William is the former President of the French Society of Cinematographers, and known of his work on such films as Truffaut’s Day for Night, Coup de Torchon, and Small Change, among many others.
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JMR Announces Availability of Mac mini RAID Desktop and Rackmount Work Stations
JMR Announces Availability of Mac mini RAID Desktop and Rackmount Work StationsNew Thunderbolt certified desktop and rackmount adds enhanced durability, RAID capacity expansion and I-O flexibility to Mac mini – Ideal for DI carts and studio workflows
JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, today announced the general availability of their latest Thunderbolt™ certified desktop and rackmount workstation for the Apple Mac mini®. The JMR Lightning™ model LTNG-XD-8-MMDT is a unique, all new desktop/DI cart complete workstation. The Mac mini installs via an easy slide-in sled from the rear, and the Lightning desktop provides front-panel USB3, audio I-O and media card reader, while the rear panel provides all other Mac connections. An internal Thunderbolt controller and 2-slot PCIe (x8 full-height slots) expander with an internal 6Gb SAS RAID controller are standard, as well as eight 3.5” hot-swappable disk drive bays to provide up to 64TB of native disk storage capacity (RAID 0/1/4/5/6/40/50/60).
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Clear-Com's New LQ Devices Offer Networked Control Events
Clear-Com's New LQ Devices Offer Networked Control EventsThe IP interface devices with GPIO connection enable control signals to move from one or more input to one or multiple outputs across a single channel over the secure IP network
At NAB NY 2016, Clear-Com®, the provider in real-time communication solutions and services, will demonstrate the Networked Control Events capability within its recently launched LQ IP interface devices with General Purpose Input Output (GPIO). This unique feature allows a set of communication systems, connected over a secure IP network via the LQ devices, to move control signals from one or more end points to any end-point on the same channel. The flexibility delivered by either the portable throw-down box or rack-mount boxes creates a variety of applications not currently offered by any solution on the market.
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New JVC Multi-Format LCD Monitors Ideal for Critical Image Evaluation
New JVC Multi-Format LCD Monitors Ideal for Critical Image EvaluationJVC will demonstrate the new monitors at the NAB Show New York , which runs Nov. 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced new multi-format LCD production monitors designed for critical image evaluation for studio, field, and master control applications. The new DT-V G2 line includes the 16.5-inch DT-V17G25Z, which is a near EBU Grade 1 LCD monitor, as well as the 24-inch DT-V24G2Z, 21.5-inch DT-V21G2Z, and 16.5-inch DT-V17G2Z models. JVC will demonstrate the new monitors at the NAB Show New York (Booth #1515), which runs Nov. 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center.
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Next Limit Technologies introduces Maxwell 4
Next Limit Technologies introduces Maxwell 4High-end Rendering Toolkit for Visualization
Next Limit Technologies is delighted to announce the official release of Maxwell 4 – a new version of its high-end rendering tool for visualization, compatible with all major 3D platforms. Maxwell is legendary for its quality and realism, and delivers great results via a simple set-up, which lets architects and designers to focus on lighting.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Shooting Japanese Feature Film “KUHANA!”
URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Shooting Japanese Feature Film “KUHANA!”Blackmagic Design today announced that “KUHANA!,” a new feature film directed by Takehiko Hata, was shot with URSA Mini 4.6K and 4K and graded with DaVinci Resolve. “KUHANA!” is the directing debut of Takehiko Hata, who is a also a writer, script writer, and theatre director. Hata has written a number of scripts for TV dramas, and is the author of a novel that been turned into a hugely popular television show in Japan. Following this success, Hata wrote the original script for a drama series “Soshite Daremo Inakunatta (And then there were none),” which was one of the summer of 2016 most talked about dramas in Japan.
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ZeeVee Expands ZyPer Product Suite with the new ZyPerHD
ZeeVee Expands ZyPer Product Suite with the new ZyPerHDZeeVee Expands ZyPer Product Suite to easily deliver H.264 HD video distribution with the new ZyPerHD
ZeeVee, Inc. a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology, announced today the expansion of its award winning ZyPer Product Suite with the launch of ZyPerHD.
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Sigma Global Vision Lenses and New Mount Converter Win Big in 2016
Sigma Global Vision Lenses and New Mount Converter Win Big in 2016Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Contemporary lens, 20mm F1.4 Art lens, 24-35mm F2 Art lens, 50-100mm F1.8 Art lens and Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 garner top accolades
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, has been honored with 10 prestigious industry awards in 2016, including two Lucie Technical Awards presented at the recent 2016 PhotoPlus Expo.
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Asian World Film Festival Closing Night, Nov. 1
Asian World Film Festival Closing Night, Nov. 1The 2ND ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL closes Tuesday, November 1 with an awards presentation, followed by a screening of Operation Chromite starring Liam Neeson, Lee Jeong-jae and Lee Beom-soo.
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Sherwood Baptist Upgrades A/V System with Panasonic P2 HD Camcorders, Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras and AV-HS6000 2 ME Production Switcher
Sherwood Baptist Upgrades A/V System with Panasonic P2 HD Camcorders, Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras and AV-HS6000 2 ME Production Switcher(Newark, NJ--October 31, 2016) Sherwood Baptist Church (Albany, GA) recently completed a total upgrade of its A/V systems with a broad selection of Panasonic professional video gear including P2 HD camcorders, 4K and HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras, and the AV-HS6000 2ME production switcher.
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Canada's Groupe V Media Revamps its Broadcast Operations with Pebble Beach Systems' Dolphin and Mari
Canada's Groupe V Media Revamps its Broadcast Operations with Pebble Beach Systems' Dolphin and MariFirst Canadian installation for Pebble Beach Systems Dolphin and Marina
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that Groupe V Media has become the first Canadian company to install 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-- as part of its newly revamped broadcast operations.
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Magewell Expands 4K Video Capture Roster
Magewell Expands 4K Video Capture RosterNew DVI model extends input choices in market-leading 4K capture card family
Nanjing Magewell Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Magewell") is launching the new Pro Capture DVI 4K, the fifth model in the company's comprehensive line of feature-rich 4K, PCIe video capture cards. The new model joins the Pro Capture HDMI 4K, Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus, Pro Capture AIO 4K and Pro Capture AIO 4K Plus cards in cost-effectively delivering reliable, high-quality 4K capture for users, systems integrators and OEM partners.
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Deluxe's Iloura Heightens Intensity in Deepwater Horizon
Deluxe's Iloura Heightens Intensity in Deepwater HorizonOn April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Deepwater Horizon from Summit Entertainment and Participant Media, honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone's lives forever. Deluxe's IIloura was tapped to heighten realism in many of the film's high action sequences, adding digital mud, fire and smoke. To ensure continuity across shots and deliver industry leading visual effects, the Iloura team, led by VFX Supervisor Jason Billington, collaborated closely with lead vendor ILM (Disney's Industrial Light & Magic) and VFX Supervisor Craig Hammack.
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NEP Captures Desert Trip Music Festival with FUJINON 4K Lenses
NEP Captures Desert Trip Music Festival with FUJINON 4K LensesFUJIFILM 4K lenses document the Concert of the Century
Musical events like Desert Trip –- back-to-back weekend concerts held October 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, featuring classic rock music royalty -- don’t happen every day. Promoted as “the concert of the century,” it generated ticket orders from every continent except Antarctica, with attendees travelling far and wide for a chance to see many of their favorite musicians play live together.
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Timecode Systems Launches Version 4 Firmware With New 'BLINK Master ID'
Timecode Systems Launches Version 4 Firmware With New 'BLINK Master ID'Update integrates SyncBac PRO devices into the network and provides significant enhancements to its BLINK RF protocol.
Timecode Systems today announced the release of Version 4 firmware, a new update that not only integrates SyncBac PRO devices into the company's network, but also provides significant enhancements to its BLINK RF protocol. This is an essential upgrade required across all Timecode Systems products and adds a new 'BLINK Master ID' feature to the system.
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Auralex Now Shipping Updated SonoFiber Materials
Auralex Now Shipping Updated SonoFiber MaterialsSonoFiber now comes in both panels and rolls, and new color options are available
Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments, is now shipping newly updated versions of its popular SonoFiber™ material, a cost-effective treatment with great acoustical properties. SonoFiber is now available in both one-inch-thick panels and two-inch-thick rolls. Panels come in a package of fourteen 1" x 24" x 48" units, and the rolls measure 2" x 48” [4 feet] x 300" [25 feet]. The rolls feature a black scrim membrane on one side. New colors for the panels are also available: charcoal, light gray, white and beige color options are all now offered. SonoFiber is the perfect solution for contractors and system integrators with projects requiring a Class A fire rating without the aesthetic demands of designer treatments such as fabric-covered panels. Made from recycled cotton fibers, SonoFiber is ideal for nightclubs, restaurants, gymnasiums, houses of worship, multi-purpose rooms and other commercial or industrial environments. SonoFiber is also ideal for unfinished metal deck ceilings with common acoustical issues like echo and reverberation. For more information, please visit www.auralex.com/.
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Join GCI's November/December Level 1 and Level 2 Sessions With Special Guest Teachers Dean Cundey, ASC and Robert Legato, ASC
Join GCI's November/December Level 1 and Level 2 Sessions With Special Guest Teachers Dean Cundey, ASC and Robert Legato, ASCLearn from ASC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Dean Cundey, ASC Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Halloween, Apollo 13, and Two-Time Oscar Winner for Visual Effects Robert Legato, ASC The Jungle Book, Hugo, Titanic, Apollo 13.
The Global Cinematography Institute™ is not a passive, traditional 'sit and watch' seminar type class! In the November/December Level 1 and Level 2 Sessions, you can learn from ASC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Dean Cundey, ASC Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Halloween, Apollo 13, and more -- along with Two-Time Oscar Winner for Visual Effects, Robert Legato, ASC The Jungle Book, Hugo, Titanic, Apollo 13, among others.
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Comprehensive Line-up of Matrox OEM Products to be Showcased at NAB New York
Comprehensive Line-up of Matrox OEM Products to be Showcased at NAB New YorkX.mio3 IP Card & M264 Family will be Featured Alongside Matrox Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliances
At the inaugural NAB Show New York (New York, Nov. 9–10, booth 1451), Matrox is showcasing the comprehensive line-up of Matrox DSX™ Developer Products. Focused on the transition to an IP based infrastructure, Matrox will demonstrate the new X.mio3 IP-multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE card and the recently expanded family of Matrox M264 multi-channel 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 encoder cards.
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Matthews Studio Equipment Can't Keep Dutti Dolly in the Shop
Matthews Studio Equipment Can't Keep Dutti Dolly in the ShopDutti Dolly focuses on giving a cinematographer the ability to position the camera lower and make it much more portable.
Matthews Studio Equipment recently finished another production run of their Dutti Dolly – and they are flying off the shelves. First out the door are new black dollies for key grips Michael Pizzuto (Secrets and Lies, The Goldbergs, Matador, Vegas) of Bullet Proof Grips, Seth Greenwald (Glow, Ray Donovan, House of Lies, The Last Man on Earth) and Adrian “Ace” Dominguez (Speechless, NCIS, Ray Donovan)), and for creator, Dolly Grip, James Saldutti.
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LDI News: Kinothenik Introduces Practilite 600 LED Fresnel Light
LDI News: Kinothenik Introduces Practilite 600 LED Fresnel LightCompact instrument is the pinnacle of lightning efficiency.
Kinotehnik, the Northern European manufacturer of photo and video accessories, introduces a new member of its Practilite™ range of smart Fresnel lights: the Practilite 600. Practilite 600 is a mighty little sibling of the increasingly popular bi-color, focusable Practilite 602 LED light. Owing to its fixed 75-degree beam angle, the new light comes in a reduced size—and at a reduced price. Yet, Practilite 600 delivers 20% more output* than Practilite 602 in flood mode.
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Bakewell Pairs Schneider Xenon FF-Primes and Panasonic VariCam LT
Richard Bakewell, best known for his camerawork on such television shows as Cops and Intervention, recently penned his second film. To create a proof-of-concept and short film based on an 80’s throwback horror-genre feature-length screenplay Postpartum, he took the helm as Director and Executive Producer. Bakewell needed a versatile shooting package. His first decision was to go 4K and to use the Panasonic VariCam LT and Xenon FF-Primes by Schneider Kreuznach.
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Director Klaus Pedersen Chooses Anton/Bauer to Charge World Champion's "Story of Becoming"
Director Klaus Pedersen Chooses Anton/Bauer to Charge World Champion's "Story of Becoming"Anton/Bauer caught up with Gaffa Media founder and Creative Director, Klaus Pedersen to find out more about his latest passion project Story of Becoming -- which captures the hidden struggles and triumphs of 3-time WKU Amateur Kickboxing Champion Katalin Konya. The documentary explores the differences between a person who becomes a world champion and those who do not.
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Ikegami UHK-430 4K Camera and HC-HD300 at 2016 NAB Show New York
Ikegami UHK-430 4K Camera and HC-HD300 at 2016 NAB Show New YorkInnovative Systems Will Be Demonstrated from Leader in HD & UHD Cameras and Production Equipment
Ikegami, a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will exhibit an advanced range of systems at the 2016 NAB Show New York in booth #1751. This year’s NAB NY exhibition halls will be open November 9-10 at the Jacob Javits Center.
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Tennyson Tanner Uses URSA Mini 4.6K to Shoot Television Commercials
Tennyson Tanner Uses URSA Mini 4.6K to Shoot Television CommercialsFor the 30 and 60 second spots, the URSA Mini 4.6K EF was used as the A camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that Tennyson Tanner, a full post and production company based in Illinois, used URSA Mini 4.6K EF to shoot several television commercials, including spots for a popular energy drink and for the Southern Illinois Miners professional baseball team. Tennyson Tanner also used DaVinci Resolve Studio to color grade the spots.
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HOW Design Live 2017 Registration Now Open
HOW Design Live 2017 Registration Now OpenNew Programming and Speakers Highlight Leading Creative Industry Event
HOW Design Live, one of the largest and most important events for creative professionals in design and marketing, has officially opened registration for its 2017 conference to be held May 2-6, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Il.
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Canon U.S.A. Launches New Professional Service & Support Center in Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Canon U.S.A. Launches New Professional Service & Support Center in Lyndhurst, New JerseyCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that their service operation in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey has relocated to 125 Chubb Ave., Suite 100N, Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The new Professional Service & Support Center is geared toward industry professionals and photo enthusiasts and is designed to support the imaging community in the New York metropolitan area. This facility will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on a walk-in basis with no appointments needed.
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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K EF used on MAX’s ‘LightsLow’
Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K EF used on MAX’s ‘LightsLow’Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and Video Assist 4K Shoot MAX's "Lights Down Low" Music Video
Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K EF was used to shoot the music video for “Lights Down Low” by MAX. Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K was used for 4K monitoring and recording on the intensely packed two day shoot, while DaVinci Resolve Studio was used for color grading the video.
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Experience the Latest in Sigma Lens and Camera Innovations at PhotoPlus Expo 2016
Experience the Latest in Sigma Lens and Camera Innovations at PhotoPlus Expo 2016Get hands-on with Sigma’s brand new 85mm F1.4 Art, 12-24mm F4 Art, 500mm F4 Sport, Cine lens line and SD Quattro camera lineup
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, has announced its participation in the 2016 PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo (PPE), held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 20-22, 2016. In addition to presentations by its esteemed group of Sigma Pro photographers, Sigma will display the brand-new 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Global Vision lenses and its new line of Cine lenses at booth 537. Adding to this year’s excitement, Sigma will also have one giveaway each day for attendees who visit the booth. Attendees can enter the daily drawing for a chance to win a 24-35mm Art lens, 50mm Art lens or a Sigma sd Quattro with a 30mm F1.4 Art lens, a total value of more than $2500.00!
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Shogun Inferno now shipping. 4K 60p HDR filmmaking has arrived.
Shogun Inferno now shipping. 4K 60p HDR filmmaking has arrived.The award winning Shogun Inferno – the world’s most advanced monitor recorder – is now shipping, ushering in the exciting new era of 4K 60p HDR filmmaking
Since its inception, Atomos has been famous for redefining what monitors and recorders can do for all types of cameras and all types of filmmakers. The Atomos difference is that we develop cutting edge technology to propel the industry forward but deliver it at a price point and with a user interface that opens the technology up to the entire filmmaking community. Shogun Inferno gives the Atomos treatment to 4K 60p Log/Raw cameras, delivering high frame rate / high resolution recording & high dynamic range / high bright monitoring for under $2,000 USD MSRP.
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DVEO to Highlight Advertising and Playout Server Solutions at Broadcast India
DVEO to Highlight Advertising and Playout Server Solutions at Broadcast IndiaDemoing Ad and Text Inserter, Automated Ad Identifier with Ad Substitution, "Channel in a Box", and More
DVEO®, a well respected supplier to leading telco TV/OTT and cable operators around the world, will demonstrate their latest ad insertion and broadcast playout server solutions in Stand F-617 at Broadcast India, October 20-22 in Mumbai, India.
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ASC Names Honorees
ASC Names HonoreesEdward Lachman, Ron Garcia, Philippe Rousselot and Nancy Schreiber to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the honorees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Edward Lachman, ASC; Ron Garcia, ASC; Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC; and Nancy Schreiber, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the organization’s awards gala on February 4, 2017, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lachman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Garcia will be bestowed with the Career Achievement in Television Award. Rousselot earns the International Award, and Schreiber will take home the Presidents Award.
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Cinematographers Guild to Host Drone Panel at NAB Show NY
Cinematographers Guild to Host Drone Panel at NAB Show NYEdward Kostakis, Maxwell Tubman, and Michael Chambliss will discuss "Drones...Getting Beyond High, Wide "
(Los Angeles, California--October 11, 2016) The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will host the panel discussion, "Drones...Getting Beyond High, Wide (and Stupid)," at the NAB Show New York, formerly known as Content & Communications World.
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Red Digital Cinema Epic-W & New Weapon® Cameras Now Shipping
Red Digital Cinema Epic-W & New Weapon® Cameras Now ShippingBoth new cameras feature Red's revolutionary Helium™ 8K S35 sensor
Today RED Digital Cinema will begin shipping two new cameras - the highly anticipated RED EPIC-W and the newest WEAPON®. Both cameras feature the compact and intuitive design of the DSMC2™ form factor as well as the new HELIUM™ 8K S35 sensor. HELIUM - RED’s latest sensor technology - allows for higher resolution in an S35 frame, while maintaining the superior dynamic range found in the award-winning RED DRAGON® sensor.
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EuclidIQ Announces IQ264 Optimization Plugin for H.264 Encoders At Streaming Media West
EuclidIQ Announces IQ264 Optimization Plugin for H.264 Encoders At Streaming Media WestBased on the human visual system, new plugin reduces streaming video network costs by 25% or more with no impact on perceived image quality
At Streaming Media West, on booth #216, EuclidIQ®, a leading provider of video compression products that mimic the human visual system, will announce the immediate availability of IQ264, an encoding plugin that provides significant bandwidth reduction with no perceptible quality loss for any H.264 encoder. As quality of experience on every device from smartphones to smart TVs becomes an ever larger factor in the battle for viewers, traditional and over-the-top distributors of premium content are coming under mounting pressure to find ways to improve encoding efficiency on their MPEG-4 H.264 infrastructures.
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Luhan Reloaded:2016 Concert Live Streamed with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K
Luhan Reloaded:2016 Concert Live Streamed with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4KPerfect World Entertainment online publisher upgrades livestreaming facilities with Micro Studio Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that four URSA Mini 4K PL cameras and an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K with the ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast panel were used by Guangzhou based Guangdong i-Mass Vision to provide a live feed of Chinese singer Luhan’s solo concert tour. The tour, named “Luhan Reloaded:2016,” was streamed exclusively by ME, a mobile live streaming app of China’s leading social entertainment platform YY Inc.
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AXON FLEXES ITS 4K MUSCLES AT BROADCAST INDIA 2016
AXON FLEXES ITS 4K MUSCLES AT BROADCAST INDIA 2016The company’s new 4K/IP-ready SynView modular multiviewer will be on show for the first time in Asia
With research showing that India is poised to lead the APAC charge towards Ultra High Definition broadcasting, Axon Digital Design is anticipating a positive response to its new SynView modular multiviewer, which will be on show for the first time in Asia at this year’s Broadcast India exhibition (Stand E502).
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RTL's "Anne’s Kitchen" Filmed with URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Studio Camera
RTL's "Anne’s Kitchen" Filmed with URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Studio CameraEach section is filmed live, with five camera feeds being taken into an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher for mixing
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the latest series of "Anne's Kitchen" was filmed in Ultra HD 4K with digital film and studio cameras, including the URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Studio Camera 4K. Post production on the prime time RTL series, including the edit and grade, was completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Blue Man Group takes Freespeak Ii and Helixnet to Las Vegas and on World Tour
Blue Man Group takes Freespeak Ii and Helixnet to Las Vegas and on World TourWorld-renowned trio adopts Clear-Com’s FreeSpeak II digital wireless intercom systems and HelixNet digital network partyline system for production communication
The world-renowned Blue Man Group (BMG), the anarchic trio of silent bald-and-blue stage performers, has adopted two sets of Clear-Com’s FreeSpeak II digital wireless intercom systems and HelixNet digital network partyline system for production communication: one set for BMG’s Las Vegas show at the Luxor hotel and casino, and a second set for their concurrent world touring production which is visiting China and the Philippines in the second half of 2016. Both sets of systems are currently fully deployed for production communication.
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Miller Camera Support Helps Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation Rise With Air Alloy Tripod System
Miller Camera Support Helps Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation Rise With Air Alloy Tripod SystemMiller Helps Create Inspirational Stories to Spread Spinal Cord Injury Awareness
When co-founder of the Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation, Wesley Jones, fell 20 feet (nearly 7 meters) from a tree at nine years old, he and his family knew that his life would be forever changed. Having been confined to an electric wheelchair ever since, Wesley and his brother Reggie created the Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation to provide care and support to victims of spinal cord injuries and their families. Through donated camera support equipment, including the AIR Alloy Tripod System, from Miller Camera Support, LLC, the Foundation is able to document inspirational stories and personify these devastating tragedies.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture POV and Action Shots for Mountain Dew Commercial
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture POV and Action Shots for Mountain Dew CommercialInnovative, high-quality images achieved through ​RAW recording, interchangeable MFT lenses, and 13 stops of dynamic range​
Blackmagic Design today announced that Micro Cinema Cameras were used by second unit DP Casey Wilson to shoot action, point-of-view (POV) and close-up shots for Mountain Dew’s new off-road Capture the Flag commercial featuring professional race car driver Chase Elliott. Nate Balli, of Utah-based production specialists Moniker Media, directed the spot, which made use of innovative shots in order to highlight an unprecedented game of Capture the Flag thought up by Elliott, who also mapped out the course.
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DECON signs Mundo Sisters
DECON signs Mundo Sisters(New York, New York--October 4, 2016) Creative production company DECON has signed sibling directing duo the Mundo Sisters for U.S. commercial representation. Rena Mundo Croshere and Nadine Mundo’s cinematic storytelling captures raw, arresting visuals and emotionally charged, authentic narratives. Their award-winning film work has screened at festivals worldwide, and they have also directed lyrical, compelling campaigns for clients such as ESPN and Rachel Roy. They were recently selected to speak on the SXSW Sports Directors panel.
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Archion EditStor Keeps Away "The Heat" From Langley Productions' "COPS"
Archion EditStor Keeps Away "The Heat" From Langley Productions' "COPS"Langley has over 20 Avid editors connected with 10GigE to EditStor for their shows ‘COPS’ and ‘Jail’
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its EditStor has been successfully performing as the post production storage for the hit Langley Productions reality TV series “Cops,” as well as other Langley TV series, including “Jail.”
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Sachtler launches new limited edition Freddie Wong Signature Ace tripod
Sachtler launches new limited edition Freddie Wong Signature Ace tripodAce L combines excellent build quality with light weight
Sachtler, a premier provider of camera supports, accessories, and bags and a Vitec Group brand, is pleased to introduce the new Freddie Wong Signature Edition Ace L tripod system. As one of the biggest digital influencers of our time, filmmaker and YouTube superstar Freddie Wong has used the Sachtler Ace L throughout his rise in the industry and while filming comedy shorts for his acclaimed production company RocketJump. RocketJump has over 7 million subscribers and 1.2 billion views on YouTube and has branched out into its own Hulu Series entitled RocketJump: The Show.
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Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards Nominees
Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards NomineesCreative nominations announced for editing, sound, visual effects and color grading
The Hollywood Professional Association® (HPA) today announced the nominees for its 2016 HPA Awards. Considered the standard-bearer for excellence and innovation in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity, the HPA Awards honor creative achievement and artistic excellence.
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Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K Workflows
Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K WorkflowsArchion/Telestream combination makes for a very powerful 4K video storage workflow system
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Velo, Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS creative storage systems - designed for storage and playback of 4K digital video in post-production, production, graphics, finishing and all types of video media – have been certified for Telestream Vantage.
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Glad Tidings Church Recovers From Flood, Upgrades To HD With JVC
Glad Tidings Church Recovers From Flood, Upgrades To HD With JVCSelects GY-HM890 Studio Cameras and GY-HM200 as ‘Baptism Cam’
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Glad Tidings Church in Lake Charles, La., has upgraded to a file-based HD production workflow centered around its new JVC GY-HM890 ProHD cameras. While the church was not impacted by last month’s historic flooding, it only recently recovered from significant damage following a water main break in December 2015.
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Panasonic Releases New Firmware Update for VariCam LT Facilitating RAW Signal Output
Panasonic Releases New Firmware Update for VariCam LT Facilitating RAW Signal OutputVariCam LT adds RAW signal output via two 3G-SDI terminals to an external RAW recorder at 4K or UHD 60p
Panasonic Releases New Firmware Update for VariCam LT
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Adobe Stock Contributor Portal Allows Creators To Sell Their Stock Media Directly Inside Creative Cloud Applications
Adobe Stock Contributor Portal Allows Creators To Sell Their Stock Media Directly Inside Creative Cloud ApplicationsBeta opening allows easy upload from within Lightroom CC and Bridge CC, auto-generated keywords, and easy access to millions of customers inside Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more
If you're reading this, it’s all but certain that you’ve at some point in your career made money using an Adobe product: Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, maybe even the “F” word (Flash). The odds are better than even that one or more Adobe products are at the core of your work, if not your entire career.
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Emmy-Nominated VFX Producer Sean Tompkins Joins FuseFX
Emmy-Nominated VFX Producer Sean Tompkins Joins FuseFXVFX Producers Danielle Beemis and Miles DeLong also added to Los Angeles staff.
In a further strengthening of its Los Angeles production staff, FuseFX has added three veteran visual effects producers. They include Sean Tompkins, a two-time Emmy nominee who previously served as Associate Head of Production at Zoic Studios.
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Sigma Adds 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Global Vision Line
Sigma Adds 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Global Vision LineOutstanding optical performance, ultra-wide zoom range, and versatile flagship sports lens headline the Sigma line-up at Photokina 2016
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, DSLR lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, unveiled its new 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Global Vision lenses at the Photokina 2016 event (hall 4.2, stands B020, B028 and C029).
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Visitors Will Gain Insight Into Working With Red Cameras And Workflow From Markus Förderer BVK
Visitors Will Gain Insight Into Working With Red Cameras And Workflow From Markus Förderer BVKRED Digital Cinema is heading to CINEC from September 17-19 with Teltec . Those attending the show will have an opportunity to see RED’s entire line of DSMC2TM cameras – RED RAVEN™ 4.5K, SCARLET-W 5K, WEAPON® 6K, WEAPON 8K VV, and the limited edition white WEAPON 8K S35 featuring RED’s newest sensor, HELIUM™.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Next Generation EF 70-300mm
Affordable Lens Features NANO USM Technology, Enhanced Image Stabilizer and Information Display
Having the right tool for the job has long been the mantra for professional photographers and hobbyists alike. Canon’s wide array of lenses provide users with a variety of creative options to help capture dynamic photos and videos with their DSLR cameras. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens featuring NANO USM technology for high-speed and near-silent focusing in both still and video modes. The lens also features a new LCD information display and four-stop* image stabilization.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Public Beta 2 of New Software for URSA Mini
Blackmagic Design Announces Public Beta 2 of New Software for URSA MiniFeatures new support for image stabilization on EF lenses, better lens control, improved focus assist and more
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability of Blackmagic Camera 4.0 Public Beta 2. This second public beta features new support for image stabilization on EF lenses, better lens control, improved focus assist and more. Blackmagic Camera 4.0 Public Beta 2 is available for download free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website for all Blackmagic URSA Mini customers.
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The Third Floor Wins Third Emmy on VFX Team for Game of Thrones
The Third Floor Wins Third Emmy on VFX Team for Game of ThronesCreative and Technical Visualization Helps Realize Epic Scenes for “The Battle of the Bastards”
Artists from international visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. have received 2016 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on the team from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Visual Effects Plate Supervisor Eric Carney from THE THIRD FLOOR and Previs Supervisor Michelle Blok from THE THIRD FLOOR LONDON were awarded Emmy® statuettes for contributions helping lead creative and technical previs and planning work for Season 6, Episode 9 “The Battle of the Bastards.”
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