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The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones Team
News: The Third Floor Honored with VES Award on Game of Thrones TeamPrevisualization Supervisor Eric Carney Among Recipients of Visual Effects Society’s Top Award in TV
International visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. has received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Photoreal Episode as part of the Game of Thrones team. Previsualization Supervisor Eric Carney joined visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer, visual effects producer Steve Kullbeck, CG lead supervisor Derek Spears and special effects supervisor Stuart Brisdon in taking home the organization’s top television award for Episode 9 “The Dance of Dragons” from Season 5.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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Marquis to Show New Avid Interplay Cross Platform Workflows at NAB
News: Marquis to Show New Avid Interplay Cross Platform Workflows at NABMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. The Company has today announced it will be showing its new Avid Interplay cross platform workflows at NAB 2016 on booth SL8730.
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Dolby chooses Baselight X for ultimate grading and finishing
News: Dolby chooses Baselight X for ultimate grading and finishingFilmLight’s latest Baselight system fuels Dolby’s drive for HDR
FilmLight announced today that Dolby, long-term client and technology partner, has taken delivery of one of the first Baselight X systems, the latest and most advanced implementation of the Baselight hardware range yet. Baselight X, designed with exceptional power and performance for the most demanding projects, will be used in the Dolby Vision mastering suite in the company’s Burbank facility.
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Timecode Systems at the 2016 NAB Show
B:LINK Hub Creates a Powerful Production Dashboard
The B:LINK Hub is a new feature embedded within Timecode Systems' flagship :wave and :pulse products. For the first time at the 2016 NAB Show, users will have real-time access to a dashboard displaying every Timecode Systems unit on a rig, on screen and in one place. The B:LINK Hub can be conveniently accessed from the Web browser of any smartphone (iOS or Android), tablet, Mac® or PC over Wi-Fi, or through a wired Ethernet connection into the :pulse.
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The Music Producers Guild Announces Its 2016 Awards Winners
News: The Music Producers Guild Announces Its 2016 Awards WinnersFemale recording professionals make a big impact on this year's awards with five of the main honours going to women.
Producer Charlie Andrew received the top award at last night's annual Music Producers Guild Awards ceremony, which took place at the prestigious Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
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Nevion Solution Boosts ESPN’s Sports Coverage
Coastal Media Group delivers turnkey solution based on Nevion’s NX4600 media gateways
Nevion, award-winning provider of virtual media production infrastructure, has supplied its NX4600 H.264/AVC Media Gateway products to Coastal Media Group, for use in conjunction with ESPN’s REMI (Remote Integration) workflow. Using REMI, ESPN projects to dramatically increase its remote sports production in the near future.
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Veteran DP Adds Color to Commercials with Zylight IS3c LED Soft Light
News: Veteran DP Adds Color to Commercials with Zylight IS3c LED Soft LightWith a client list that includes Apple, Budweiser, Samsung, and Old Spice, director of photography Andrew Shulkind maintains a full schedule of commercial work. A veteran camera operator with more than a dozen motion pictures and television episodes to his credit, his commercials feature contrasting styles of comedy, visual effects, and beauty shots.
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PS Production Services Honours Sari Friedland with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award
News: PS Production Services Honours Sari Friedland with the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder AwardIndependent producer Sari Friedland is celebrated as the recipient of the 2016 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award. Named for the late Doug Dales, founder of PS Production Services, the annual award is presented to a producer whose sustained, voluntary, selfless service, contribution and commitment has benefited the Canadian film and television production industry. The award was presented last night at the PS Dinner on the Hill, held in conjunction with the Canadian Media Production Associations Prime Time Conference in Ottawa.
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Butter Music + Sound Promotes Annick Mayer to Executive Producer
News: Butter Music + Sound Promotes Annick Mayer to Executive ProducerButter Music + Sound has promoted Annick Mayer to Executive Producer in their Los Angeles studio. Mayer has been with Butter for nearly 4 years as a senior producer in New York and then as a part of the launching team in the Los Angeles office. She has a diverse background in both music and advertising, approaching tasks with a genuine enthusiasm for elevating each and every project through the emotive power of music. The promotion comes ahead of the launch of Butter Music + Sound’s debut European outpost, which will be led by current LA EP Marcus Nelson.
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DynaScan Technology to Unveil 6 New Models at Integrated Systems
DynaScan Technology is pleased to announce it will be returning to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in February, 2016. ISE is the largest tradeshow for the professional AV market in Europe, and will be held at the Amsterdam RAI from February 9-12 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company will be exhibiting its entire line of ultra-high brightness LCDs and professional video wall solutions. In addition, DynaScan will be unveiling 6 new models, including 2 brand new sizes, to its premium line of ultra-high brightness displays.
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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads Feature Film Wins with 4 Awards; The Good Dinosaur is Top Animated Film Winner; Games of Thrones and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Kate Mara, Zack Snyder, Michael Pena, Terry Crews, Portia Doubleday and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Join Overflow Crowd of VFX Artists, Innovators and Industry VIPs
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NEWS: Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads Feature Film Wins with 4 Awards; The Good Dinosaur is Top Animated Film Winner; Games of Thrones
and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins: Kate Mara, Zack Snyder, Michael Pena, Terry Crews, Portia Doubleday and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Join Overflow Crowd of VFX Artists, Innovators and Industry VIPs
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Cogswell College Students Release Second Batch of 3D Animatable
News: Cogswell College Students Release Second Batch of 3D AnimatableCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital Art & Animation program have released a second batch of 3D animatable rigs -- depicting two original “human” digital characters -- through the school’s in-house character program “Project Avatarah.”
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The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program Release
News: The 33rd Annual Miami International Film Festival | Full Program ReleaseRunning March 4–13, 2016, Filmmakers from 40 CountriesProudly Exhibit 129 Feature, Documentary, and Short Films
Monica Bellucci, Iciar Bollaín, Gavin Hood,
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
News: Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild AwardsThe Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at The Beverly Hilton. “The Martian” (Arthur Max), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Colin Gibson) and “The Revenant” (Jack Fisk) won Best Production Design for Feature Film. Television winners included “Game of Thrones” (Deborah Riley), “House of Cards” (Steve Arnold), “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Mark Worthington), “The Big Bang Theory” (John Shaffner) and “The Muppets” (Denise Pizzini) respectively. The awards took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG President Nelson Coates and Art Directors Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host for the third year-in-a-row.
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iZotope Wins Multiple NAMM TEC Awards
News: iZotope Wins Multiple NAMM TEC AwardsBoth RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2 honored for outstanding technical achievement
iZotope's RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2 have won awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement at the 31st Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, the highest honor within the pro audio and sound recording industry, which recognizes the most outstanding products in the world of music making, live performance, video games, television and film. The award ceremony was held on Saturday, January 23 during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
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Bexel Global Relies On Freespeak Ii To Deliver Rock Solid Communication
News: Bexel Global Relies On Freespeak Ii To Deliver Rock Solid CommunicationFreeSpeak II wireless solution provides exceptional versatility for multitude of production environments
Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, Vitec Group’s Production Services business unit and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, chose Clear-Com®’s FreeSpeak IIas the communication system for its clients’ major events, venue installs and media productions. Hell’s Kitchen, Henry Danger, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Pope Francis’s recent U.S. visit are just a few recent productions for which Bexel Global named FreeSpeak II as the wireless intercom solution.
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Blackmagic Design announces deal on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G
For a limited time customers can get a special price on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G when purchased together for only $2,495.
Blackmagic Design today announced a new ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G package deal for only $2,495, making it possible for customers to get a live production solution that’s future proof because it’s designed for Ultra HD.
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Pixel Power builds on heritage for new productivity solutions at BVE2016
Unrivalled graphics now allied to innovative automated content production and playout
Pixel Power, the automation, branding and graphics innovator, is building on its pedigree of nearly 30 years of uncompromised excellence for a new generation of products. At BVE2016 it is showcasing two products built on its graphics core, aimed at automated content production and high-performance channel playout.
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Nevion lends further technology and expertise to the LiveIP Project
News: Nevion lends further technology and expertise to the LiveIP ProjectVRT completes world’s first full IP remote broadcast production using open standards Nevion lends further technology and expertise to the LiveIP Project
Nevion, a leader in transporting media from the camera to the home, has assisted the LiveIP Project in broadcasting the first remote production of a live musical concert using IP and open standards throughout the production chain.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel NominationsThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
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Xilinx Demonstrates Next Generation Video Over IP, Processing and Connectivity for the Broadcast and Pro A/V Industry at ISE 2016
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) will be demonstrating its next generation Video Over IP, Processing and Connectivity solutions for the Broadcast and Pro A/V industry at ISE 2016. Xilinx and its Alliance Program Members will showcase technologies that increase innovation and acceleration for faster time-to-market solutions with a comprehensive suite of IP and all programmable FPGAs and SoCs for video processing, display, IP network connectivity, and compression codecs. Xilinx will be exhibiting in Booth #DL-285 at ISE, February 9-12, 2016, at the RAI in Amsterdam.
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2016 AICP Show Chairperson Announced
News: 2016 AICP Show Chairperson AnnouncedMatt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) announced today that Jules Daly, President of RSA Films, will serve as Chairperson of the 2016 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. The AICP Show is one of the tent-pole events of AICP Week, which also includes the debut of the AICP Next Awards, as well as various educational sessions at the AICP Week Base Camp. AICP Week will take place in New York from June 7, 2016 – June 9, 2016.
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Vimond Takes a Bite from the Big Apple
News: Vimond Takes a Bite from the Big AppleVimond Media Solutions has opened a new regional office in New York city to support its growing business in North America. Overseeing this endeavour are Vimond's CEO, Helge Høibraaten, and CTO, Glenn Pedersen, both now based in New York.
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Charlotte Hornets Raise Their Game With Ikegami HDK-95C Cmos Cameras
News: Charlotte Hornets Raise Their Game With Ikegami HDK-95C Cmos CamerasHD Upgrade at NBA Stadium Completed with High Performance Imagery, Reliability and Affordability of CMOS Cameras from Ikegami's Unicam HD Line
Even major sports arena don't often get the chance to execute a major video upgrade, so when the opportunity arrives they want to get it right. The NBA's Charlotte Hornets made the most of their transition to HD in their home venue, Time Warner Cable Arena, by selecting Ikegami HDK-95C Full Digital Portable CMOS camera systems.
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Adobe Video Tools Get Rave Reviews at Sundance 2016 Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
Much-Anticipated “Hail, Caesar!” from Universal Pictures, and “Deadpool,” from 20th Century Fox, Cut Using Premiere Pro CC
From independent productions to Hollywood headliners, 51 films debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
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DiGiGrid releases new Desktop series
News: DiGiGrid releases new Desktop seriesDiGiGrid continues its focus on the I/O market with the launch of its new Desktop series, launched yesterday on the eve of Winter NAMM 2016. DiGiGrid introduces four new products to the market. The range includes the [Q] Headphone amplifier, [D] Desktop interface, [M] Musician recording interface, and [S] PoE Switch. These stylish new devices are set to pack a powerful punch despite their small size, offering maximum flexibility and ease of use to the recording, monitoring, and creative development markets.
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Bryan Cranston & Will Forte to Present at Art Directors Guild Awards
News: Bryan Cranston & Will Forte to Present at Art Directors Guild AwardsHonorees Include “Joy” Director David O. Russell, TCM host Robert Osborne and Oscar-Winning Production Designer Patrizia von Brandenstein
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Nominees Announced for Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios Johnny Depp to Present Lifetime Achievement Awards
Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today by MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert. Winners will be revealed during the black-tie annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony, hosted by comedian Loni Love, on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Paramount Studios. M.A.C. Cosmetics is the official host of the cocktail party.
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SGL FlashNet fully integrated with Marquis Parking to Archive & Restore Avid Projects
News: SGL FlashNet fully integrated with Marquis Parking to Archive & Restore Avid ProjectsMarquis Broadcast, expert in content workflows and media integration software, specialises in moving media. The company is continuing its strong relationship with SGL, global leaders in archive and storage management, by developing Project Parking, Marquis’ Avid storage management solution to enable Avid projects to be archived and restored easily via SGL’s popular content storage management system FlashNet. As a result, Marquis’ Parking, a complete Avid storage management solution, is now fully integrated with SGL FlashNet making archiving and subsequent access to stored media a straight-forward task.
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Ikegami Sets Focus on 4K and HD at BVE 2016
News: Ikegami Sets Focus on 4K and HD at BVE 2016Unicam UHD 4K-native ultra-high-definition camera
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Google Partnership with Miami International Film Festival
News: Google Partnership with Miami International Film FestivalGoogle Initiative on Gender and Race Leads New Highlights at Miami Dade College's 33rd Miami International Film Festival: Festival Also Unveils Dynamic Slate of Women Filmmakers Already Confirmed for Annual Festival, March 4 - 13, 2016
A unique partnership with Google on a new seminar series addressing gender and racial gaps in the film industry, particularly in technical cinematographic roles, is among new highlights unveiled today by Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival, as Festival organizers count down to the 33rd edition of the acclaimed annual event March 4 - 13, 2016. The Festival is the only major film festival produced and presented worldwide by a college or university.
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Piksel Partners with Jazz & Blues TV to Launch New International TV Channel
News: Piksel Partners with Jazz & Blues TV to Launch New International TV Channel· Piksel teams up with Jazz & Blues TV to launch first ever global digital TV channel dedicated to jazz and blues music
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Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto Office
News: Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto OfficeInternational animatics shop Animated Storyboards has launched a new office in Toronto. Maria Hanafy will lead the new studio as Managing Director, along with four additional staffers - a Director, Producer, Marketing Associate and Animator/Editor. This marks the 10th office for Animated Storyboards, with current offices running in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, São Paulo, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Düsseldorf and Shanghai. The 4,300 square foot office will closely collaborate with all existing Animated Storyboards offices, whose global infrastructure currently includes nearly 300 full time in-house illustrators, designers, directors, producers and 2D and 3D artists. The facility includes three edit suites, a state-of-the-art audio studio, a conference room and a spacious lobby area for client use.
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Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto Office
News: Animated Storyboards Opens Toronto OfficeInternational animatics shop Animated Storyboards has launched a new office in Toronto. Maria Hanafy will lead the new studio as Managing Director, along with four additional staffers - a Director, Producer, Marketing Associate and Animator/Editor. This marks the 10th office for Animated Storyboards, with current offices running in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, São Paulo, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Düsseldorf and Shanghai. The 4,300 square foot office will closely collaborate with all existing Animated Storyboards offices, whose global infrastructure currently includes nearly 300 full time in-house illustrators, designers, directors, producers and 2D and 3D artists. The facility includes three edit suites, a state-of-the-art audio studio, a conference room and a spacious lobby area for client use.
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Quantum Earns Honors for Xcellis Shared Workflow Storage Solution at 2016 Storage Visions Conference
Earlier this month at the 2016 Storage Visions Conference, Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) was presented the 2016 Storage Visions Award for Visionary Products, Professional-Class System, for the company's new Xcellis™ high-performance shared workflow storage solution. The Storage Visions Awards recognize companies advancing the state of the art in storage technologies and showcase visionary digital storage products.
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The Darkroom emerges into light
News: The Darkroom emerges into lightThe Darkroom recording studio has undergone a substantial refit to enable the Willesden, north-west London facility to operate at a world-class level – and to embrace the future.
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TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation Projects
News: TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, And San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation ProjectsStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently hired by organizers behind two TEDx Conferences to develop and produce original, short animated audiovisual communication projects promoting those two events.
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Dancing to the same tune: Matrixstore at BBC S&PP
News: Dancing to the same tune: Matrixstore at BBC S&PPThe inside track on how BBC Studios and Post Production uses Matrixstore within the post workflow for flagship BBC One entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing
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Big Deahl Productions And Resolution Production Group Pioneer Unique New In-Studio Production Process Called “Environmental LED Immersion”
News: Big Deahl Productions And Resolution Production Group Pioneer Unique New In-Studio Production Process Called “Environmental LED Immersion”Working in Tandem, BIG DEAHL and Resolution are Now Offering this Process To Commercial Producers and Agency Creatives as a Highly Cost-Effective And Efficient Means By Which to Shoot Multiple Locations in A Single Day
Acclaimed commercial production company BIG DEAHL PRODUCTIONS, in tandem with Resolution Productions Group, have announced the availability to the industry of a pioneering new technique the two companies have developed by integrating LED –Light Emitting Diode - screens in-studio to allow production to shoot several “locations” all in one day. The companies have named this new process "Environmental LED Immersion" or "ELI".
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Broadcast Pix Welcomes Mark Bachmore as Director of Sales
News: Broadcast Pix Welcomes Mark Bachmore as Director of SalesBroadcast Pix™ today announced Mark Bachmore has joined the company as director of sales, effective Jan. 4. Based in New York, he will manage the worldwide sales team and dealer channel.
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Small Tree Shared Storage Solution a Perfect Fit for Bourgeoning Music Festival
TitaniumZ-8 Handles Massive Workload Remotely and Flawlessly
In the middle of a field, in the middle of a 90-acre farm just outside of Portland, Ore., something wonderful is taking place and the entire world has access to it. Pickathon, a bourgeoning music festival that takes place every August in Happy Valley, Ore., began using Small Tree for their shared storage video content needs and was able to shoot, store and share video from the center of its musical oasis easier than ever before.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPON
News: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPONTHE SEQUEL TO THE ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED 2014 BLOCKBUSTER WILL BE FIRST FEATURE FILM SHOT ON THE REVOLUTIONARY 8K CAMERA
Today, RED Digital Cinema announced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first production shooting on WEAPON outfitted with the ground-breaking 8K RED DRAGON® sensor. Joining the WEAPON 6K, SCARLET-W 5K, and RED RAVEN™ 4.5K in RED’s latest generation DSMC2™ line of cameras, the WEAPON 8K once again pushes the envelope of modularity, image quality, and form factor.
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TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, and San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation Projects
News: TEDx Organizers For Vail, Co, and San Francisco Events Turn To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Audiovisual Animation ProjectsStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently hired by organizers behind two TEDx Conferences to develop and produce original, short animated audiovisual communication projects promoting those two events.
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iZotope Audio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MM
News: iZotope Audio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MMAudio Repair Tools Empower Post Editors at Belgium’s Studio MM
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced that Brussels-based Film and TV post production facility, Studio MM, has successfully integrated iZotope’s RX audio repair and enhancement suite within every studio throughout its facility. A boutique post facility, Studio MM meets the need for clients who need an approach where the latest digital technologies support and empower the creative audio mind.
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Transvideo and Aaton Digital bring new products and new technologies to BSC Expo 2016
News: Transvideo and Aaton Digital bring new products and new technologies to BSC Expo 2016Sister companies Transvideo and Aaton Digital will present their line-up of new products and new technologies at BSC Expo 2016.
Star product on show is the new Transvideo StarliteRF. It’s a 5” 3G-SDI touch screen OLED wireless monitor- recorder with an inbuilt wireless receiver making it very versatile with the possibility to use in many different ways. Free of cables, it’s the perfect choice for directors, assistant directors, focus pullers and DOPs and a must have for rental houses, production companies, OB companies and broadcasters.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPON
News: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to be shot on RED Digital Cinema's 8K WEAPONThe Sequel To The Academy Award-Nominated 2014 Blockbuster Will Be First Feature Film Shot On The Revolutionary 8K Camera
Today, RED Digital Cinema announced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first production shooting on WEAPON outfitted with the ground-breaking 8K RED DRAGON® sensor. Joining the WEAPON 6K, SCARLET-W 5K, and RED RAVEN™ 4.5K in RED’s latest generation DSMC2™ line of cameras, the WEAPON 8K once again pushes the envelope of modularity, image quality, and form factor.
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GPL Technologies Builds Flexible IT Infrastructure for Moonbot Studios
News: GPL Technologies Builds Flexible IT Infrastructure for Moonbot StudiosShreveport, Louisiana is the home to Moonbot Studios, a 6-old-year multimedia production studio with a knack for creating storytelling magic. Founded by filmmakers William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs, the company won an Academy Award in 2012 for the whimsical animated short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Currently boasting a staff of 50 artists, producers and support personnel, Moonbot has also produced feature-quality animation for television, games, apps, branded entertainment and a myriad of other mediums. Along the way, it’s filled its trophy rack with four Emmys, 12 Clios, 14 Cannes Lions and five Webby Awards.
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Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV Pilot
News: Dejan Georgevich, ASC, Shoots ‘Once in a Lifetime’ TV PilotWith Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Dejan Georgevich, ASC, recently served as Director of Photography on Once in a Lifetime, a half-hour, rock ‘n roll television pilot shot with two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera recorders. Lifetime was written by Iron Maiden’s groundbreaking bass player and songwriter, Stephen Harris.
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Stream TV Highlights First Ultra-D 4K Glasses-Free 3D Video
News: Stream TV Highlights First Ultra-D 4K Glasses-Free 3D VideoStream TV Networks™ will showcase the exceptional quality of Ultra-D™, its award-winning proprietary hardware and software solution that allows users to watch all of their content in fully adjustable 4K glasses-free 3D, at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9. Ultra-D technology is currently being manufactured by Pegatron and is now shipping and available for pre-order from IZON TV.
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Martell Cognac - Full of Character - 40 second TV commercial Directed by Will MacNeil MPC - Motion Design Studio
News: Martell Cognac - Full of Character - 40 second TV commercial Directed by Will MacNeil MPC - Motion Design StudioMPC is an international creative studio. We make everything from visual fx for blockbuster films like The Martian to mobile apps. I work in our motion design studio, which is a team of about 20 artists, mainly doing animation for TV and online advertising.
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Canon U.S.A. Closes Out 2015 With Industry Awards And Recognition Celebrating Continued Product Innovation
Reflecting on a year of continued product innovation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, recognizes the many awards from prominent industry organizations and publications it received throughout 2015 – a hallmark year as the company hosted its once-every-five-year Canon EXPO, which can still be explored online until December 31.
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iZotope Receives NAMM TEC Award Nominations for RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2
News: iZotope Receives NAMM TEC Award Nominations for RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2iZotope products represented in the categories Signal Processing Software and Musical Instrument Software
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, is proud to announce that their audio repair and enhancement suite, RX 4 Advanced, and their sample-based synthesizer, Iris 2, are nominated for NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards for 2015.
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'A Guide to the Panasonic AG-DVX200 Camera' by Barry Green
News: 'A Guide to the Panasonic AG-DVX200 Camera' by Barry GreenNow Available as Free Download
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of Barry Green's A Guide to the Panasonic AG-DVX200 Camera, a comprehensive reference e-book for customers and users of the new AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorder. The book can be downloaded free at http://info.panasonic.com/dvx200-ebook.html.
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JVC Unveils GY-HM200SP Camcorder with Built-In Score Overlay at 2015 SVG Summit
News: JVC Unveils GY-HM200SP Camcorder with Built-In Score Overlay at 2015 SVG SummitJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce the GY-HM200SP 4KCAM camcorder with embedded score panel graphics next week at the 2015 SVG Summit in New York City. Designed to enhance single-camera local sports coverage, the camera produces a real-time score overlay on recorded or streamed video output without the use of an external CG and production switcher.
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RED Digital Cinema Announces The Industry-Changing...
News: RED Digital Cinema Announces The Industry-Changing...5K scarlet-w CAMERA SCARLET-W, THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE RED DRAGON® FAMILY, DEMONSTRATES RED’S ONGOING COMMITMENT TO MAKING superior image quality ACCESSIBLE TO PROFESSIONALS EVERYWHERE
Today, RED Digital Cinema unveiled the latest addition to its line of professional cameras, the SCARLET-W. Joining the RED RAVEN™ and WEAPON® in the latest generation of RED cameras, the SCARLET-W is a versatile, feature-rich, and intuitive option for professional shooters. SCARLET-W offers a RED DRAGON sensor, interchangeable lens mounts, simultaneous recording in REDCODE® RAW and Apple ProRes formats, an intelligent OLPF system, and in-camera 3D-LUT outputs. At just $9,950 for the camera BRAIN® and $14,500 for the complete Base I/O V-Lock Package, SCARLET-W delivers unparalleled flexibility, accessibility and performance.
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Public Company Corning Turns To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional Video
News: Public Company Corning Turns To Cogswell Mediaworks Students To Conceive And Produce Promotional VideoStudents within Cogswell College’s innovative MediaWorks program were recently retained by the Silicon Valley research group of one of America’s largest corporations, Corning, to develop and produce an original short video describing the operations and opportunities to work with the Corning West Technology Center (CWTC.)
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PostFactoryNY Hosts Post-Production of Acclaimed Film "Spotlight," In Theaters Now
News: PostFactoryNY Hosts Post-Production of Acclaimed Film "Spotlight," In Theaters NowSpotlight, director Tom McCarthy’s powerful, new drama, tells the true story of the Boston Globe’s investigation of child molestation by Catholic priests and the subsequent cover-up by the local archdiocese. The film, released by Open Road Films, was edited by Tom McArdle in his fifth collaboration with McCarthy, dating back to 2003 and The Station Agent, the director’s feature debut.
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Cooke Optics Appoints Carey Duffy as Director of Sales -- Europe
News: Cooke Optics Appoints Carey Duffy as Director of Sales -- EuropeCooke Optics, the multi-award-winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has appointed Carey Duffy to the role of Director of Sales – Europe, effective from 4 January 2016. Based in the UK, Duffy will take over the European sales territory from Director of Sales, Thomas Greiser, who takes on more responsibility for North and South America as well as covering South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
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RTVE Chooses Vimond Highlights
News: RTVE Chooses Vimond HighlightsSpain’s National State Broadcaster Accelerates Online Clip-Publishing
RTVE, the Spanish national broadcaster, has installed Vimond Highlights to meet its clip-publishing requirements for up-to-the-minute online news coverage and trailers for scheduled broadcast content.
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NOA Provides Audio Migration Technology for Indiana University's Media Preservation Initiative
News: NOA Provides Audio Migration Technology for Indiana University's Media Preservation InitiativeNOA technology has been installed at the heart of one of the largest cultural and academic archiving projects in the USA – the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. More than half a million objects identified by experts as historically significant and valuable for research are held in obsolescent formats in rapidly deteriorating condition.
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Tokyo Laboratory (Togen) Installs New Cintel Film Scanner
News: Tokyo Laboratory (Togen) Installs New Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo Laboratory LTD (Togen), a film laboratory with 60 years of history, has installed Blackmagic’s new Cintel Film Scanner, where it will be used to provide real time, Ultra HD digital film scanning and keycode telecine.
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AFI Conservatory Awards Season Update
More Alumni Advance in Oscar® Race Plus Four WGA and Three Annie Nominations, and Two Gotham Wins
The American Film Institute is proud to share the most recent accomplishments of AFI Conservatory alumni during the fall awards season.
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NASA and Harmonic Explore Boundaries of UHD at ISS Resupply
News: NASA and Harmonic Explore Boundaries of UHD at ISS ResupplyLaunch of Atlas 5 With Cygnus Spacecraft Will Be the First Captured for Release in UHD at High Frame Rate and High Dynamic Range
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that they will document the launch of the Orbital 4 mission, carrying supplies to the International Space Station, at a new level with leading 4K and UHD capabilities. As an industry first, today, Dec. 3, the teams will shoot the launch for release using an array of six 4K+ cameras, shooting at high frame rate (HFR) and in high dynamic range (HDR). The footage will then be rapidly post-produced into a program on the entire process of the launch, to be aired on NASA TV UHD the next day. HDR reference UHD video clips of the launch will also be published at the beginning of next year.
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Cinnafilm Hires M&E and Virtualization Technology Expert Aaron Estrada to Head New Cloud-based Strategies
News: Cinnafilm Hires M&E and Virtualization Technology Expert Aaron Estrada to Head New Cloud-based StrategiesCinnafilm is proud to announce the recent hire of Aaron Estrada as VP of Applied Technologies. Aaron brings a unique blend of expertise in IT virtualization and post production workflow design, both essential components for Cinnafilm’s emerging cloud strategies.
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Quantum Enhances StorNext 5 Shared Workflow Storage Platform With Support for New Low-Cost, Long-Term Cloud Archive
StorNext 5.3 Also Provides Greater Security and Flexibility in Storing and Managing Content Across Demanding Media Workflows
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today introduced StorNext 5.3, a new release of its industry-leading shared workflow storage platform that has been enhanced with features and capabilities that give users greater control and flexibility in optimizing their collaborative media workflows for maximum efficiency and productivity.
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Method Studios Creates Abstract Cinematics for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"
News: Method Studios Creates Abstract Cinematics for "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"Supports Award-Winning Development Team at Treyarch to Further Immerse Players in the Series' Most Ambitious Narrative Available on Next Generation Platforms
The latest entry in award-winning developer Treyarch's blockbuster 'Black Ops' franchise, "Call of Duty®: Black Ops III," is set in a future world dominated by cutting-edge technology, where bio-technology and cybernetic enhancements have given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier. Method Studios collaborated with Treyarch to deliver state-of-the-art cinematics across 12 different scenes, each with an individual look and feel, as featured in the game’s story mode that’s available on next generation platforms.
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Canon U.S.A. Celebrates The 25th Anniversary of the EOS REBEL SLR Camera Line With Launch Of "Rebel With A Cause" Initiative
Profiling Modern Day Rebels Including Daredevil Nik Wallenda and Music Producer Swizz Beatz, “Rebel With A Cause” Campaign Filmed Entirely with Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Cameras
Celebrating 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to honor this milestone by introducing its new “Rebel With A Cause” campaign. In 1990, the iconic “Image is Everything” campaign introduced the Canon EOS Rebel, an SLR camera born with a cause — to put the power of pro photography into the hands of the public and level the playing field forever. 25 years later, Canon launches “Rebel With A Cause,” embarking on a journey to follow modern day rebels who challenge convention in their own unique way, capturing their causes through the eye of a Canon EOS Rebel DSLR. “Rebel With A Cause” will invite people into their worlds, celebrating the imagery that makes their causes shine and motivating others to join their movements.
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SMPTE Hires Howard Lukk as Director of Standards
News: SMPTE Hires Howard Lukk as Director of StandardsA Film Director, Lukk Joins Staff, Bringing Decades of Experience Guiding Integration of New Technologies in Motion Imaging
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is pleased to announce that Howard Lukk will be joining the SMPTE staff as the Society's new director of standards. Over the coming 12 months, Lukk will transition into the position that has been held by Peter Symes for the past eight years. Symes will retire at the end of 2016.
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GV Expo 2015: FOR-A to Show Video Switching, Signal Processing & Video Transmission Technology
News: GV Expo 2015: FOR-A to Show Video Switching, Signal Processing & Video Transmission TechnologyFOR-A announces that it will exhibit at this week’s Government Video Expo, which takes places December 2-3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., with partner Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) in Booth #301. FOR-A will be showcasing its portable video switcher, video transmission and signal processor solutions at GV Expo.
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Bluefish444 Qualifies Accusys ExaSAN A16T2-Share Shareable Thunderbolt Storage - 4K Workflow
High speed collaborative 4K workflow
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced it has certified Accusys' ExaSan Thunderbolt shared storage, AS16T2-Share, to provide content creators a better 4K workflow user experience across multiple Thunderbolt connected systems.
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Dneg uses Clarisse on Mockingjay
News: Dneg uses Clarisse on MockingjayEarlier this month, the Isotropix Team attended Siggraph Asia, where we had the opportunity to have Eric Vezinet, Rendering Supervisor atDouble Negative, among our speaker lineup. In addition to his presentation, Eric took some time to answer our questions and kindly shared with us his experience with Clarisse in production at Double Negative Singapore.
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At GV Expo, Panasonic Showcases 4K Camera Solutions, Ranging From DVX200PJ HANDHELD CAMCORDER To 4K INTEGRATED PT
News: At GV Expo, Panasonic Showcases 4K Camera Solutions, Ranging From DVX200PJ HANDHELD CAMCORDER To 4K INTEGRATED PTDisplaying a broad spectrum of government applications, Panasonic will showcase a range of new cameras from a 4K handheld to a 4K pan/tilt/zoom in Booth #401 at Government Video Expo, December 1-3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C..
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AFI Conservatory Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations
Nominations Include Best Feature and Best Director
The American Film Institute is proud to announce that the following AFI Conservatory alumni have been nominated for four 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards today: ANOMALISA co-director/producer Duke Johnson (AFI Class of 2006) for Best Feature and Best Director; SPOTLIGHT producer Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) for Best Feature; and ADVANTAGEOUS director/writer Jennifer Phang (AFI Class of 1999) for the John Cassavetes Award. Altogether, 17 Conservatory alumni are credited across the feature films nominated for Independent Spirit Awards this year. Winners will be announced February 27, 2016.
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Matrox Announcement: Helsinki's Kamppi Mall Elevates Its Digital Signage with 14.4m Matrox Mura MPX-Powered Screen
News: Matrox Announcement: Helsinki's Kamppi Mall Elevates Its Digital Signage with 14.4m Matrox Mura MPX-Powered ScreenHelsinki’s Kamppi Mall Elevates Its Digital Signage with 14.4m Matrox Mura MPX-Powered ScreenMura MPX video wall capture & display cards deliver 108 square meters of advertising to attract shopping center customers
Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced the Kamppi Center shopping mall in Helsinki, Finland has upgraded its digital signage installation with a 14.4m-high LED screen powered by Matrox Mura MPX Series video wall capture & display cards. Selected by integrator Craneworks to power the installation—roughly three times the size of its predecessor—Mura now delivers the perfect platform to showcase everything from advertisements to live events.
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Presteigne provides studio and production facilities for TFI Friday
Presteigne Broadcast Hire has provided the full studio and production facility for One-Ten Productions’ 10-week run of the relaunched TFI Friday, airing weekly on the UK’s Channel 4.
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SoCal Rentals Fields 20 Panasonic AK-HD3800 HD Studio Cameras, Purchases VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders
News: SoCal Rentals Fields 20 Panasonic AK-HD3800 HD Studio Cameras, Purchases VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders* AW-HE40s Added to Company’s Broad Offering of Panasonic PTZs *
SoCal Rentals (Burbank, CA) recently invested in an additional four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD studio cameras, bringing its total to 20 units. The company also purchased a pair of VariCam 35 4K Super 35mm camera/recorders, and added AW-HE40 integrated full HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras to its extensive Panasonic PTZ inventory.
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AFI CONSERVATORY DOMINATES BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM OSCAR® SHORTLIST
News: AFI CONSERVATORY DOMINATES BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM OSCAR® SHORTLISTThe American Film Institute is proud to announce that three films from AFI Conservatory alumni are among the 10 films shortlisted for the Best Live Action Short Film Oscar®. Of the 10 shortlisted titles, the AFI Conservatory is represented more than any other film school, with Conservatory thesis film DAY ONE, written and directed by Henry Hughes (AFI Class of 2014); CONTRAPELO (AGAINST THE GRAIN), directed by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (AFI Class of 2013); and WINTER LIGHT, directed by Julian Higgins (AFI Class of 2010 and 2011 Student Academy Award gold medal winner).
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Alex4D Animation Transitions Released on FxFactory
News: Alex4D Animation Transitions Released on FxFactoryIndependent developer, Alex Gollner introduces Alex4D Animation Transitions, his brand new plugin pack for Apple's Final Cut Pro X video editing software. Alex4D Animation Transitions is a kit that editors can use to instantly animate video clips, graphics, pictures and text. It allows users to use animation add character to logos, titles and other story elements in the Final Cut Pro X timeline. Alex4D Animation Transitions comes with 120 plugins and available on FxFactory.
Independent developer Alex Gollner has introduced Alex4D Animation Transitions, his brand new plugin pack for Apple's Final Cut Pro X video editing software. Alex4D Animation Transitions is a kit that editors can use to instantly animate video clips, graphics, pictures and text. It allows users to use animation add character to logos, titles and other story elements in the Final Cut Pro X timeline.
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KYOSHIN Unveils Mistika-Graded HDR-4K Content at InterBEE2015
SGO's Japanese Reseller Partner KYOSHIN Communications showcases the performance-leading Mistika colour-finishing post production system again at this year's InterBEE from 18 – 20 November in Tokyo.
On KYOSHIN's Booth (4201, Hall 4), two state-of-the-art Mistika systems will be on display to demonstrate stunning HDR 4K 60P content on Canon and SONY monitors. SKY Perfect TV’s HDR test broadcasting programme will also be seen for the first time on the eye-catching 24-inch 4K Canon monitor with a Hybrid Log Gamma.
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AJA Releases Ki Pro Ultra 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Recorder and Player at Inter BEE 2015
News: AJA Releases Ki Pro Ultra 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Recorder and Player at Inter BEE 2015Next-generation device uniquely supports 4K 60p ProRes HQ recording and fiber connectivity; Includes built-in HD LCD monitor
AJA Video Systems today introduced the Ki Pro Ultra - a next generation file-based 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD video recorder and player with a built-in HD LCD monitor. Ki Pro Ultra is capable of capturing edit-ready 4K (4096 x 2160), UltraHD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080) and HD (1920 x 1080) Apple ProRes files. Ki Pro Ultra also supports a range of video formats and frame rates up to 4K 60p, and offers flexible input and output connectivity - including 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI - for powerful and efficient large-raster and high-frame rate workflows.
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M&C Saatchi LA Launches Fighting Fitness Brand Gloveworx USA
News: M&C Saatchi LA Launches Fighting Fitness Brand Gloveworx USADesign, Technology, and Social Unite To Pack A Punch
M&C Saatchi LA has partnered with Leyon Azubuike & Nick Henry to launch Gloveworx USA, Santa Monica, a place for people to get Fighting Fit. Working closely with the founders on the complete experience since 2014, M&C Saatchi LA built a comprehensive brand identity, apparel, and interior design elements for the Gloveworx brick & mortar location. M&C Saatchi LA's R&D team is designing a proprietary boxing based wearable technology to set this fitness studio apart; providing customers the ability to measure how well they are doing in real-time and receive tips for improvement on-site from the Gloveworx coaches.
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Digital Vision Showcasing Restoration and Archive Scanning Tools at AMIA 2015 Annual Conference
Digital Vision will be on hand for the Association of Moving Archivists Annual Conference, taking place in Portland, OR, Nov. 18-21. One of the most important events in the restoration and preservation community, AMIA's Annual Conference provides an opportunity for a diverse array of professionals and companies to participate in an intensive learning forum for audio-visual preservation and access. Digital Vision will be participating in the AMIA Vendor Café, two full days of access to industry experts who are on hand to answer questions, consult and confer with conference attendees.
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CoreMelt SliceX Free Gives FCP X Users Powerful Tracked Masking Tools For Free
News: CoreMelt SliceX Free Gives FCP X Users Powerful Tracked Masking Tools For FreePower of mocha tracked masks now available completely free to editors.
CoreMelt, a leading provider of advanced video plug-in effects for the editorial, compositing, design and visual effects communities, today announced the release of its SliceX Free product for Final Cut Pro X.
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Panasonic Announces Firmware Upgrade For AG-DVX200PJ 4K Handheld Camcorder
News: Panasonic Announces Firmware Upgrade For AG-DVX200PJ 4K Handheld CamcorderPanasonic has announced that a firmware upgrade for its AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorder becomes available today. The upgrade, free to DVX200PJ customers, is labeled Ver. 1.25 and can be downloaded at http://eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/content/download/EN/ep2main/soft/upgdvx200_e.htm.
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FilmLight and Sony take customers on a worldwide 4K HDR series of events
News: FilmLight and Sony take customers on a worldwide 4K HDR series of eventsFilmLight strengthens collaborative colour pipeline with industry-leading partner Sony
Anticipating that high dynamic range (HDR) 4K is a next evolutionary step for production and post, FilmLight and Sony have mounted a series of events across the globe to showcase their leading colour technology for companies that create content for broadcast, film, promos and commercials.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two Compact HD Camcorders Ideal For Professional Videographers
Canon’s XA35 and XA30 Camcorders Feature New HD CMOS PROSensor, 20x HD Optical Zoom Lens
Responding to the evolving needs of professional news organizations, documentary creators, professional videographers and film schools, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new Canon XA35* and XA30* Full HD professional camcorders, which are both highly portable and capable of capturing high-quality video in low light, as well as wireless connectivity for easy uploading of files. Both camcorders feature a genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens and a new, advanced HD CMOS PRO image sensor with low-luminance noise of +3dB for improved low-light image capture. Enabling a wide range of imaging possibilities, the duo also features two new video-recording modes: Highlight Priority, which facilitates the faithful expression of tonal gradations, colors and sharpness in the mid- to high-brightness range; and Wide DR, which delivers an expanded dynamic range.
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"Lemony Snicket" Author Dan Handler to Judge National Literary Competition Presented by Cogswell College's New Multimedia Publication "COG"
News: "Lemony Snicket" Author Dan Handler to Judge National Literary Competition Presented by Cogswell College's New Multimedia Publication "COG"Winning Entry Will Become Animated Film, Graphic Novel or Art Series
Cogswell College, an historic, 600-student educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has announced the launch of “COG”-- a multimedia publication launched yesterday by noted writer and Cogswell Professor Soma Mei Sheng Frazier and the students who comprise her English 299STHA publishing course. Please see: www.cogzine.com
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At CCW, Panasonic Showcases 4K Camera Solutions Ranging From Handheld Camcorder to Full Studio System
News: At CCW, Panasonic Showcases 4K Camera Solutions Ranging From Handheld Camcorder to Full Studio SystemProducer Barry Green Presenting on AG-DVX200PJ on Thursday, November 12
Displaying a broad spectrum of production applications, Panasonic will be showcasing a range of new cameras from a 4K handheld to a 4K studio unit in Booth #811 at Content and Communications World (CCW), November 11th-12th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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IMT's NetApp Installations Cross the 50 Petabyte Milestone
NetApp Product Portfolio Accelerates Media Application Performance and Lowers Costs
Integrated Media Technologies Inc. (IMT) announced today that it has now shipped more than 50 petabytes of NetApp storage — including NetApp E-Series and FAS systems — into both IT and media operations within IMT's nationwide customer base. The NetApp hybrid storage portfolio is accelerating application performance and lowering the total cost of ownership for IMT's customers.
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Blackmagic Design announces New Low Price for Mini Converter UpDownCross
SD and HD up/down Affordable conversions plus HD cross conversions for only $295!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price on its popular Mini Converter UpDownCross to US$295.
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RED Digital Cinema to Showcase EPIC DRAGON at CCW2015
News: RED Digital Cinema to Showcase EPIC DRAGON at CCW2015RED Digital Cinema will be represented at Content & Communications World in New York on November 11-12, 2015, at the Snell Advanced Media booth, #903. The 6K RED EPIC® DRAGON camera and the REDCAST™Module will be featured in the booth’s acquisition area as part of a complete broadcast workflow.
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Avid Everywhere Prepares Tomorrow’s Filmmakers for Success at the Savannah Film Festival
Avid Hosts Panel and Master Class Featuring Award-Winning Industry Professionals Dan Lebental and Steven Ticknor to Help Nurture the Next Generation of Creative Talent
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) announced today its support of this year’s prestigious Savannah Film Festival, organized by the Savannah College of Arts & Design (SCAD). To help prepare the next generation of creative professionals to thrive in today’s challenging media environment, Avid sponsored this year’s festival, and hosted a panel and master class featuring film editor Dan Lebental (Ant-Man, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man, Iron Man 2), and supervising sound editor Steven Ticknor (Total Recall, The Lincoln Lawyer, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Spider-Man).
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Company Makes First Showing as SAM at CCW 2015
“At CCW 2015, SAM will see its debut in the eastern U.S. market, showcasing the new, reinvigorated company and its advanced media solutions,” said Russ Johnson, SVP Americas. “We are excited to bring to CCW, and its high caliber of industry attendees, the successful launch at IBC of SAM – the new company formed from the fusion of Quantel and Snell.”
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Broadcast Rental uses Cobham kit at MTV Europe Music Awards
News: Broadcast Rental uses Cobham kit at MTV Europe Music AwardsCobham’s Solo7 Nano TX transmitters and Videosys camera control technology support coverage of the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards
Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance, the RF specialist company, and Videosys Broadcast, a leading Cobham reseller of broadcast solutions for film, television and A/V, has announced that Broadcast Rental, an international full service rental house in Hilversum, the Netherlands, used a combination of Cobham’s Solo7 Nano TX transmitters and Videosys camera control technology to support coverage of the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards by Hilversum, Holland-based facilities, technical, and creative services provider, United.
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Siren Lab Productions Launches On The Heels of VFX Effort for Netflix Original Film, ‘Beasts of No Nation’
News: Siren Lab Productions Launches On The Heels of VFX Effort for Netflix Original Film, ‘Beasts of No Nation’Multi-faceted, Venice Beach, CA-based creative VFX studio Siren Lab Productions recently launched on the heels of a five-month collaboration with renowned director Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) on his critically acclaimed Netflix original film, Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, which has already earned raves at the Toronto International Film Festival and from major media outlets such as Yahoo and Huffington Post.
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Pull Gets The Call For New Verizon iPhone6s Ad
News: Pull Gets The Call For New Verizon iPhone6s AdUpbeat Acoustic Score Provides Agency McCann With The Perfect Backdrop For High-Tech Rollout
A killer combo calls for the perfect score. Leading original music house Pull provided just that for agency McCann’s new campaign that pairs Verizon with the new iPhone6s.
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CCW 2015: JVC Offers Cameras for ENG, Studio, and 4K Production
News: CCW 2015: JVC Offers Cameras for ENG, Studio, and 4K ProductionJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its ProHD and 4KCAM camera lines, along with its latest Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and an assortment of professional field and studio monitors, at Content and Communications World (Booth 1119), which runs Nov. 11-12, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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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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