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Take advantage of education discount for Avid Connect 2018
Take advantage of education discount for Avid Connect 2018
Avid Connect conference at the Wynn Las Vegas, April 6-8 2018
Register now for Avid Connect 2018. It’s your opportunity to learn, and be heard! Many want to know what it takes to become a feature film editor today. What's the secret to put them on the 'inside track' and break into the film editing profession? Get the latest perspective from industry insiders, veteran film editor Lawrence Jordan, ACE (Back To the Future, Netflix's Naked) and assistant editor Richard Sanchez (Suicide Squad).
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Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
The entire install relies on a single mode 24 core optical fiber network, with a Smart Videohub 40x40 for signal management throughout Pride Park Stadium.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Derby County Football Club (DCFC) has invested in a multi camera live production workflow featuring the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Micro Studio Camera 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K. Led by head of broadcast, Matt Reeder, and Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Fisher, DCFC has taken the unprecedented decision and become one of the first Championship clubs to broadcast its own extensive coverage of its English Football League (EFL) fixtures as well as a wide range of pre and post match content via the club’s streaming platform, RamsTV.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Season Two of NBC's BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Season Two of NBC's BETTER LATE THAN NEVERBlackmagic Design today announced that Director of Photography David Ortkiese used Micro Cinema Cameras and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders to capture and monitor in-vehicle and exterior camera shots for season two of NBC's hit series “Better Late Than Never.” The show follows five globe-trotting stars - Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and comedian Jeff Dye - as they set off on a wildly entertaining journey to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid and Morocco.
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Panasonic Expands Lens Compatibility for AU-EVA1 5.7K Cinema Camera
Panasonic Expands Lens Compatibility for AU-EVA1 5.7K Cinema CameraPanasonic has announced the immediately availability of a free firmware 1.12 upgrade for the new AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera that expands lens compatibility for a number of popular Sigma ART lenses. The firmware 1.12 is available for download at
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SMPTE's 'Magic and Miracles' Book Now Shipping
SMPTE's 'Magic and Miracles' Book Now Shipping
Deluxe 350-Page Hardcover Book Uses Images, Essays, and Interviews to Document a Century of Moving Imaging Science and Technology
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that "Magic and Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Imaging Science and Technology," a full-color, hardcover book documenting a century of innovation fueled by SMPTE's standards work, is now shipping. The book will remain available at its pre-order price — $59.94 for SMPTE Members and $75 for non-members — through March 15.
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TVLogic’s NAB 2018 Line-Up to Highlight Native 4K Displays
TVLogic’s NAB 2018 Line-Up to Highlight Native 4K Displays
NAB Booth SL1205 highlights include 55” OLED model and expanded high-end LCD monitor range
TVLogic, designer and manufacturer of LCD and OLED High Definition displays, is returning to NAB 2018 with an expanded range of UHD/4K monitors, a 55” precision OLED monitor, and additional display sizes to extend the Company’s popular hi-end LCD series. The line-up reflects the company’s pioneering spirit and commitment to address the constantly changing needs of broadcast, production, post-production, and multi-viewer applications. All TVLogic monitors will be on display in Booth SL 1205.
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AJA FS-HDR Hits the Road for Mobile TV Group 4K/UHD HDR Broadcasts
AJA FS-HDR Hits the Road for Mobile TV Group 4K/UHD HDR Broadcasts
The Mobile TV Group mobile unit houses 14 AJA FS-HDRs for real time HDR conversion and 4K/UltraHD/HD frame synchronization as well as 12 AJA FS1-Xs and 12 AJA UDCs for HD up, down, cross-conversion and frame-synching.
Piecing together the right combination of equipment for a mobile production truck is challenging, but establishing a workflow for a 4K/UltraHD HDR truck is a whole new ball game, one that Mobile TV Group’s (MTVG) Peter Wehner excels at. As Director of Engineering, Wehner is one of the architects behind MTVG’s 30 mobile production units, which service more than 4,000 sporting and entertainment productions a year for CBS, CNBC, Fox and DIRECTV, among others.
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12G-SDI System from Blackmagic Design Used for 4K60p Live Coverage at Slackline World Cup
12G-SDI System from Blackmagic Design Used for 4K60p Live Coverage at Slackline World CupBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokyo based production company UVN built a 12G-SDI workflow for the 4K60p live broadcast and HD stream of the Slackline World Cup Japan 2017. The workflow was built with HyperDeck Studio 12G, Teranex Mini 12G-SDI converters and a number of other Blackmagic Design broadcast products, including the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and Blackmagic Web Presenter.
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Quantum Products at the 2018 NAB Show
Quantum Products at the 2018 NAB Show
2018 NAB Show Preview Quantum Booth SL8511 April 7 – 12
At the 2018 NAB Show, Quantum will present its latest innovations for demanding storage workflows, including major new enhancements for its Xcellis® workflow storage family and the StorNext® shared file system and data management platform.
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Wazee Digital 2018 NAB Show, April 9-12 at the Wynn Hotel, Encore Salon Suite
Wazee Digital 2018 NAB Show, April 9-12 at the Wynn Hotel, Encore Salon Suite
Wazee Digital to feature Core and Digital Media Hub at NAB 2018
At the 2018 NAB Show, Wazee Digital will highlight Digital Media Hub, a powerful, centralized, software-as-a-service (SaaS) based solution that allows video content to be captured and made immediately available for global access. Through Digital Media Hub's elegant user interface, customers can acquire, distribute, enhance, license, and publish metadata-enriched media gleaned from production, postproduction, marketing, and even live-event environments.
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Covenant Church of Naples Improves its Video Productions with FOR-A
Covenant Church of Naples Improves its Video Productions with FOR-A
Covenant Church of Naples adds FOR-A’s HVS-390 Video Switcher
Florida Presbyterian house of worship Covenant Church of Naples | PCA was in the market last year for a new video switcher to use during its weekend services. With cost efficiency, reliability, and a 2 M/E unit top of mind, the church found everything it was looking for in FOR-A’s HVS-390HS video switcher, and the house of worship recently purchased the unit.
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SMPTE Members Bring Rich Expertise to BVE 2018
SMPTE Members Bring Rich Expertise to BVE 2018
Impressive Depth and Breadth of BVE Sessions Reflect Significant Organizational Support From the Society and Its Members in the UK
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that numerous SMPTE members will be presenting at BVE 2018, which runs Feb. 27 to March 1 in London. More than 40 SMPTE Sustaining Members will also be exhibiting with stands at the event.
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Pixel Power StreamMaster implements NewTek NDI® thanks to future-proof software defined architecture
Pixel Power StreamMaster implements NewTek NDI® thanks to future-proof software defined architecture
Growing support for NewTek NDI makes it an ideal additional streaming format for StreamMaster based playout and low latency proxy monitoring
Pixel Power, the global automation, branding and graphics innovator, has added the NewTek’s NDI® technology to its StreamMaster integrated playout platform. NDI is a royalty-free standard that can be readily implemented across an IP infrastructure and is supported by a broad mix of vendors, ensuring broadcasters and media companies can build a complete infrastructure around it.
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Patching Solutions Leader Bittree Bringing 40th Anniversary Celebrations to 2018 NAB Show
Patching Solutions Leader Bittree Bringing 40th Anniversary Celebrations to 2018 NAB Show
Trusted innovator will feature new and recent video, audio and data patchbay developments in booth SU3417
Hot on the heels of the company's successful first NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) exhibit, Bittree will bring its 40th anniversary festivities to the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 9 to 12. Showcasing its high-quality video, audio and data patching solutions in booth SU3417, the company will celebrate its four decades of leadership in the broadcast, professional audio/video and musical instrument markets with demonstrations of new and recent product innovations.
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Panasonic Launches Educational Video Series Supporting New AU-EVA1 5.7K Compact Cinema Camera
Panasonic Launches Educational Video Series Supporting New AU-EVA1 5.7K Compact Cinema CameraPanasonic has launched a series of educational videos about the feature set of the popular new AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera. “These videos identify and highlight key camera features and functions—most unique to the EVA1--that clients should find useful,” said Mitch Gross, Cinema Product Manager, Panasonic Media and Entertainment Company.
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Studio Network Solutions unveiling new EVO DPX shared storage at Blackmagic Design Conference
Studio Network Solutions unveiling new EVO DPX shared storage at Blackmagic Design Conference
The latest shared storage server from Studio Network Solutions was designed with colorists and finishing artists in mind
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a leading manufacturer of shared storage hardware and software for the media and entertainment industry, today announced that the upcoming Blackmagic Design Conference and Expo on February 11-13th would feature the first public unveiling of EVO DPX, the latest addition to the EVO shared storage lineup, designed to make it simple for teams to integrate demanding coloring and finishing workflows into a shared storage environment with a single system.
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Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Video Over IP Software API for SMPTE 2022
Bluefish444 to Demonstrate Video Over IP Software API for SMPTE 2022
Bluefish444 “IPConnect” API supporting industry standard 10Gb Network Interface Cards
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards, and mini converters, for the professional video industry, will be demonstrating their API supporting industry standard 10Gb NICs for SMPTE 2022 software de-encapsulation of SDI video on stand SL9021 at NAB Show 2018.
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Celebro Media launches first full 4K/UHD studio facility in North America
Celebro Media launches first full 4K/UHD studio facility in North America
Pioneering IP studio concept forms basis for new studio in Washington DC
Celebro Media today announces the launch of its new Washington DC live broadcast studio with stunning views of the White House. The multi million-dollar build will be the first US studio to be fully 4K/UHD functioning with pioneering IP technology and multi-camera capabilities.
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BHV Broadcast Revolutionizes Power and Data Connectivity with Launch of Video Ghost dx at NAB 2018
BHV Broadcast Revolutionizes Power and Data Connectivity with Launch of Video Ghost dx at NAB 2018
Next Generation Power and Data Transmission System Goes Further Over Coax, Accommodates More Applications with Bi-directional Data Link, and now Features 4K Support
BHV Broadcast, manufacturer of Video Ghost, a multi-award-winning product and part of the Media Ghost platform, is launching a significantly enhanced next-generation version of the revolutionary power solution this spring. At NAB 2018, Video Ghostdx will make its US debut with a game-changing feature set that dramatically expands its capabilities, and extends its appeal from cameras and monitors to include PTZ heads, or any unit or application requiring a reliable power source and data link. Attendees can see Video Ghostdx on CueScript’s Booth #C2622.
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FOR-A Technologies Solutions Deployed for 4K Production of PyeongChang Winter Games
FOR-A Technologies Solutions Deployed for 4K Production of PyeongChang Winter GamesWorldwide video and audio production industry leader FOR-A® announces that several of its 4K supported solutions are being used for production of the upcoming Winter Games, including video and routing switcher, multi viewer and video conversion technologies. Broadcasters in a number of countries, including the United States, Japan, and Korea, are using FOR-A solutions for coverage of the PyeongChang Winter Games, which take place February 9-25.
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Anevia Unveils Cloud Monitoring Platform And Scrambling Over Coax Support For Head-end
Anevia Unveils Cloud Monitoring Platform And Scrambling Over Coax Support For Head-end
New features for Anevia’s Flamingo head-end enable additional security and better management capabilities for hospitality industry
Anevia, a leading provider in software head-ends for live and on-demand TV, has released the latest firmware update for its Flamingo head-end solution, which includes support for scrambling over coaxial connections and a bespoke cloud monitoring platform.
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Media Links lets Broadcasters Reach Further and Deliver More
Media Links lets Broadcasters Reach Further and Deliver More
At NAB 2018, Media Links will showcase its latest generation of core and edge media over IP technologies.
At NAB 2018, booth SU5021, Media Links, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, will reveal its latest agile IP infrastructure solutions for flexible, reconfigurable and scalable IP workflows. Alongside its reputation for dependability, Media Links’ solutions provide broadcasters and media carriers with the technology, features and services for a frictionless IP transition.
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Crystal Vision brings SMPTE 2110 Apps to the 2018 NAB Show
Crystal Vision brings SMPTE 2110 Apps to the 2018 NAB ShowIn Booth N2516 at the 2018 NAB Show Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and the initial six software apps which run on it. These apps are IP gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2022 or 2110, and IP to IP translators for making adjustments to IP flows – including protocol conversion between ST 2022 and ST 2110. Designed for smaller projects and ideal for housing MARBLE-V1, the new Vision 1 1U frame brings further flexibility to the Vision frame system and incorporates the usual Vision benefits including numerous signal outputs. Crystal Vision will also be showing the keyers, video delays and fail-safe routing switches from its well-established Indigo frame system, including the acclaimed Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer which in addition to gaining new features has been significantly reduced in price – opening up its high quality chroma keying to systems that previously had to rely on the chroma keyer in their mixers.
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Cinegy brings its latest, most sophisticated production modules to Trams at BVE 2018 
Cinegy brings its latest, most sophisticated production modules to Trams at BVE 2018 Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced that its Cinegy Air PRO Bundle, Cinegy Multiviewer, and Cinegy Capture PRO will be among products and services featuring on the Trams stand (F14) at BVE 2018 at ExCel London from 27 February – 1 March.
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Epson Unveils World's First 12,000 Lumen Native 4K 3LCD Laser Projector and a New Compact 20,000 Lumen WUXGA Model
Epson Unveils World's First 12,000 Lumen Native 4K 3LCD Laser Projector and a New Compact 20,000 Lumen WUXGA Model
Epson's 12,000 Lumen Native 4K 3LCD Laser Projector and 20,000 Lumen WUXGA Projectors Designed to Meet the Demands of Rental and Staging with Features Such As Swappable Interface Boards and Compatibility with Existing Epson Projector Lenses
PRNewswire/ -- (ISE 2018, Epson Booth #1-H90) – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the world's first 12,000 lumen native 4K 3LCD laser projector, the Pro L12000Q. Epson also adds the compact Pro L20000U to its large venue projector line, boasting 20,000 lumens of color and white brightness1 and WUXGA resolution. Epson's new 3LCD laser projectors will be on display at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam from Feb. 6-9 at Epson's booth, #1-H90.
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Five for Co. Uses Blackmagic Design for MR and VR Creation of new CIRCLE OF SAVIORS Game
Five for Co. Uses Blackmagic Design for MR and VR Creation of new CIRCLE OF SAVIORS GameBlackmagic Design announced today that Five for Co. Ltd. has built a system for their new original interactive VR game, “Circle of Saviors,” using Blackmagic products, including ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM Television Studio HD. The game includes one of the first introductions of Mixed Reality (MR) technology, which allows for live, free moving VR game play by the main player, and a second player using MR.
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Ikegami to debut new UHK-435 Camera, Exhibit SHK-810 8K Camera, New Monitor Line at 2018 NAB Show
Ikegami to debut new UHK-435 Camera, Exhibit SHK-810 8K Camera, New Monitor Line at 2018 NAB Show
Full-Size Studio Version of Ikegami UHK-430 True 4K Camera to Be Introduced at NAB, Booth #C7218
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will introduce new technology and exhibit its latest systems at the 2018 NAB Show. This year’s NAB exhibition halls will be open April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Christie Terra delivers end-to-end 4K AV-Over-IP solution at ISE 2018
Christie Terra delivers end-to-end 4K AV-Over-IP solution at ISE 2018PRNewswire/ -- Christie® is delighted to be bringing its Terra lineup of products to ISE for the first time. Terra comprises an expanding series of transmitters, receivers, control hardware and software that enables the design and integration of Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE)-compliant systems in a simple, flexible, highly-scalable and affordable package. With Terra, Christie offers a complete native 4K, 4:4:4 content delivery, from player to display. Terra helps customers leverage the benefits of the SDVoE™ Alliance, which promises a standardized approach to maximize the scale, scope and user-experience of AV-over-IP system architecture and performance.
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Xilinx to Showcase 8K and AV over IP Solutions at ISE 2018
Xilinx to Showcase 8K and AV over IP Solutions at ISE 2018Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the leading provider of All Programmable products, will showcase the latest 8K and AV over IP solutions for any media over any network.
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Tokai University Builds 4K Studio with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Tokai University Builds 4K Studio with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4KBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokai University built a new 4K60p studio using Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini 4K, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. The products have been installed as part of the University’s Department of Information Media Technology, and will give students access to being able to create world class 4K programming.
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Panavision Debuts New Millennium DXL2 at BSC Expo
Panavision Debuts New Millennium DXL2 at BSC ExpoPanavision (Stand 502) is introducing the new Millennium DXL2 8K camera here at BSC Expo 2018, running Feb. 2-3 at Battersea Evolution. The large-format camera is the heart of a complete imaging ecosystem designed from filmmakers’ perspectives, seamlessly incorporating Panavision’s unmatched optics and camera architecture, the RED MONSTRO 8K VV sensor, and Light Iron color2 science (LiColor2). The DXL2 builds on the success of the Millennium DXL and benefits from Panavision’s unique and storied partnership with cinematographers, whose real-world experience and input are manifested in the DXL2’s many significant advances.
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Anevia Partners with Keepixo to provide UHD ultra-low-latency end-to-end OTT solution
Anevia Partners with Keepixo to provide UHD ultra-low-latency end-to-end OTT solutionAnevia, a leading provider in OTT and IPTV software solutions, has announced a strategic business partnership with Keepixo, a French-based leading provider of software head-end products, to provide operators and broadcasters with a ‘one-stop shop’ ultra-low-latency delivery solution for UHD content in over-the-top (OTT) environments.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
The world’s most affordable and flexible professional HD and Ultra HD broadcast camera for live production and studio programs, at the same price as a DSLR camera!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Broadcast, a new high end, professional broadcast camera designed for both studio programming and live production. URSA Broadcast works with existing B4 broadcast HD lenses, can be used for both HD and Ultra HD production, features a 4K sensor, extended video dynamic range, traditional external controls and buttons, built in optical ND filters, dual CFast and dual SD card recorders, and much more. Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is available now for only US$3,495 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Blackmagic Design Introduces ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
The world’s most advanced HD and Ultra HD live production switcher with 4 M/E and 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers for creating incredible Ultra HD programs!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, the world’s most advanced high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 20 inputs, 4 M/Es and a massive 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers. In addition, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K features 2 Ultra HD multi viewers, full 2D DVE, built in SuperSource compositing engines with 4 picture in picture DVEs, full re-synchronization on each input and much more.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel
Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel
Newly designed, compact 1 M/E panel features updated layout and the latest advanced broadcast technology for working with all ATEM live production switchers.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, a new elegantly designed compact hardware control panel designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel features the latest broadcast technology, smooth professional buttons, knobs, T-Bar fader and joystick, a built in LCD and more. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is available at a new low price at only US$2,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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tvONE Introduces HDMI 4-port output module for CORIOmaster at ISE 2018
tvONE Introduces HDMI 4-port output module for CORIOmaster at ISE 2018
ISE Show Preview Amsterdam. February 6-9 2018. Stand 1-M130
tvONE™ (www.tvone.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video and multimedia processing equipment, will introduce a HDMI 4-port output module for CORIOmaster, providing the 4RU C3-540 CORIOmaster video wall processor with up to 56 outputs, at ISE 2018 (Stand 1-M130).
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WUCF Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders for Production of National Documentary Project
WUCF Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders for Production of National Documentary ProjectWUCF Central Florida PBS has purchased Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support production of its extensive local programming as well as the filming of a high-profile documentary, The Groveland Four. A national project, The Groveland Four explores an historic episode in Central Florida's mid-20th century race relations.
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Densitron announces US broadcasting debut at NAB 2018
Densitron Makes US Broadcast Debut with New Advanced Displays, Monitors and Industry Solutions
Introducing its innovative optical products and solutions to the US broadcast market for the first time, Densitron (stand C9032), a creator of display technology and a global leader in monitor and embedded computing solutions, will be demonstrating its new strategic commitment to the industry. Its stand will highlight a rich selection of displays with exceptionally high resolution, contrast and brightness, featuring some of the most advanced display and touchscreen technology available. It will also introduce a series of ‘firsts’ for NAB including a new single board computer and an unparalleled, broadcast-focused family of display products to be launched at the show (details to be released later).
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tvONE Announces Ultra-Flexible, Multi-Format, Modular AV Matrix Routers with 4K Capability at ISE 2018
tvONE Announces Ultra-Flexible, Multi-Format, Modular AV Matrix Routers with 4K Capability at ISE 2018
ISE Show Preview Amsterdam. February 6-9 2018. Stand 1M-130
tvONE™ (www.tvone.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting edge professional video and multimedia processing equipment, will introduce at ISE 2018 (Stand 1-M130) a range of new features and modules for the C3-340 CORIO®matrix (4RU) and C3310 CORIO®matrix mini (1RU). This latest CORIOmatrix release is designed for installs needing to easily integrate mixed AV sources such as SDI, IP streams (coming soon), 4K HDMI and legacy formats in a single device at very low latency. Additionally, the new MX-6588 4K60 HDR 8x8 HDMI Matrix will be revealed; a 1RU matrix router that supports 4K60 4:4:4 and HDR along with 7.1 digital audio.
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RED Weapon with Monstro 8K VV Sensor at BSC Expo
RED Weapon with Monstro 8K VV Sensor at BSC Expo
Expo presentations highlight benefits of high resolution together with RED's RAW workflow
RED Digital Cinema® is showcasing its latest sensor technology, MONSTRO 8K VV, on Stand 426 at the BSC Expo, running Feb. 2-3 at the Battersea Evolution. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step in large-format sensor technology with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and shadow detail. The new cinematic, full-frame WEAPON® camera with the MONSTRO™ 8K VV sensor that launched in October 2017 is now available for purchase.
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Florida International University Uses Matrox Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook Live
Florida International University Uses Matrox Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook LiveFlorida International University Uses Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook Live Monarch H.264 encoders enable remote students to participate in on-campus activities.
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TNDV Acquires Sony HDC-4300 Cameras
TNDV Acquires Sony HDC-4300 Cameras
Multiple Sony HDC-4300 native 4K cameras—ideal for sports and entertainment events—are now available on TNDV’s 4K mobile unit, Exclamation
Mobile production specialist TNDV: Television has set itself apart from many of its competitors through its “a la carte” approach to each project based on customer requests and technical requirements. Following recent purchases of high-end switching and audio production gear, TNDV has acquired a full complement of Sony HDC-4300 cameras that are immediately available on Exclamation, its flagship 53-foot, double-expando 3G/4K mobile truck.
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Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: RagnarokThree artists from Rising Sun Pictures have been nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award for their work on Marvel Studios’ summer blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok. CG Supervisor Hubert Maston, Lighting Technical Director Arthur Moody, On-Set VFX/Concept/Pre-vis Adam Paschke and Virtual Production Supervisor Casey Schatz (from Third Floor) are nominated for Best Virtual Cinematography for the film’s “Val’s Flashback” sequence. The team will travel to LA where the winners will be announced at the 16th Annual VES Awards Ceremony, February 13th in Beverly Hills.
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FOR-A’s New FVW-700 4K Telestrator Ships to its First Customers
FOR-A’s New FVW-700 4K Telestrator Ships to its First CustomersFOR-A®announces that its recently introduced FVW-700 4K/HD telestrator has been delivered to its first customers. The full-featured telestrator enables users to annotate and draw on video using a touch-screen computer monitor or wirelessly connected tablet, and has been purchased by several customers, including Colorado’s Mobile TV Group (MTVG), Columbus, Ohio-based video production provider Lyon Video, and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
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Alix Milan Chooses Leader LV5333 HDR Waveform Monitor
Alix Milan Chooses Leader LV5333 HDR Waveform MonitorAlix Milan, founder and Managing Director of I Love Hue Ltd, is the latest in a growing number of broadcast production creatives investing in Leader's LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI waveform monitor via European reseller Thameside TV. I Love Hue specialises in providing digital imaging and colour workflow services for feature films and commercials. The LV5333 is being deployed across wide range of activities including feature production, music videos and commercials.
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FotoKem Creates a New World of Post for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
FotoKem Creates a New World of Post for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Hand-in-hand with Filmmakers, FotoKem’s Creative and Technical Teams Supported Global Production on a Massive Scale: digitizing up to 15,000 feet a day of 35mm footage at slightly above 4K resolution
FotoKem, a leader in digital and film post production, was the facility of choice for providing comprehensive creative and technical services from pre-production through final deliverables on the critically acclaimed Star Wars: The Last Jedi from Disney/Lucasfilm. The facility built technically advanced solutions that supported the creative team through their interplanetary production from dailies to color grade. Services included a customized workflow for dailies, editorial and VFX support, conform, and a color pipeline that incorporated all camera formats (film and file based) while adhering to critical studio guidelines.
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AJA Releases Io 4K Plus with Thunderbolt 3 and Desktop Software v14
AJA Releases Io 4K Plus with Thunderbolt 3 and Desktop Software v14
Simplifies 4K/UltraHD and HDR Workflows and Boosts Audio Capabilities for Post Production Professionals
AJA Video Systems today announced the availability of the Io 4K Plus, a Thunderbolt 3 capture and output device, as well as free Desktop Software v14 for its family of KONA and Io products.
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Redemption Church Goes 4K with Panasonic Cameras and Projectors
Redemption Church Goes 4K with Panasonic Cameras and Projectors
Greenville SC congregation has installed five Panasonic AK-HC3000 4K/HD camera systems and two PT-RQ32K 27,000 lumen 4K+ laser projectors to become one of the first fully 4K churches
Throughout his 26 years as leader of Redemption Church (Greenville, SC), Pastor Ron Carpenter had noticed that his congregations were consistently one-generational, skewing older. Concerned with the spiritual lives of his congregants' children and grandchildren, he became determined to completely transform the Redemption worship experience to one with cross-over appeal for millennials (18 to 29 years old) and younger.
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ATTO announces support for Apple® Release of the new iMac Pro
ATTO’s line of ThunderboltTM technology enabled products continue to revolutionize connectivity to storage
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today confirmed their continued commitment to the newly released line of product updates and innovations from Apple. With the powerful and new iMac Pro® now shipping, ATTO continues to support the new offerings from this industry leading manufacturer. "Our deep relationship with Apple over the last 30 years continues to drive our position as a leading force within the Apple community," said Timothy J. Klein, president and CEO at ATTO Technology.
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Kirstin Maldonado's New Music Video "Naked" Shot with 15 Blackmagic Design Cameras Shooting Simultaneously
Blackmagic Design today announced that global singing sensation Kirstin Maldonado’s new music video was shot using 15 Blackmagic Design cameras. The video, shot for her new song “Naked,” included a number of URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras, as well as Micro Cinema Cameras, Pocket Cinema Cameras and a Studio Camera 4K, all shooting simultaneously.
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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Teranex AV Used on Fall Out Boy’s MANIA World Tour
Micro Studio Camera 4K and Teranex AV Used on Fall Out Boy’s MANIA World TourBlackmagic Design today announced that Grammy-nominated American rock band Fall Out Boy’s worldwide MANIA tour is using a complete Blackmagic Design live production workflow for IMAG and AV. Blackmagic Design’s Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and Teranex AV standards converters are being used for image capture and signal conversion on the tour, along with several other products, including an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher, MultiView 16 monitor, Smart Videohub 40x40 and Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 routers.
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D2 Selects ATEME’s Complete Video Headend for UK Local TV Network
D2 Selects ATEME’s Complete Video Headend for UK Local TV NetworkATEME announced today that D2, a UK-based media, broadcast and telecommunications services company, has selected ATEME’s TITAN solution for one of its clients. ATEME’s TITAN solution is being used for the UK-wide DTT services to encode more than 150 channels and deliver premium video quality to viewers, while also allowing for the best possible use of the available bandwidth.
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Presteigne Broadcast Expands Facilities
Presteigne Broadcast Expands FacilitiesPresteigne Broadcast Hire, a leading dry hire and total multi-location production equipment provider, today announced that it has taken on an additional 21,000 square feet of warehouse, service, and operations space to meet demand. Following a recent multimillion pound investment in new cameras, lenses, tripods – as well as newly developed flyaway and de-rig technology – Presteigne needed the space to facilitate more efficient stock-keeping, technology maintenance and service, and turnaround.
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SMPTE Launches Virtual Course on SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
SMPTE Launches Virtual Course on SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
Educational Program Will Provide Insights Into How Newly Published Standards Suite Supports Live Production, Playout, and Other Applications in the IP Realm.
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that in March 2018, the Society will offer "Understanding SMPTE ST 2110: Live Production of Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks," an educational program focused on SMPTE ST 2110. Led by SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason, this SMPTE Virtual Classroom course will provide attendees with the knowledge they need to help their companies make the most of SMPTE ST 2110, a critical enabler of fully internet protocol (IP)-based operations.
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Quantum Scale-out NAS Meets Most-Demanding IP-Based Media Workflows
Quantum Scale-out NAS Meets Most-Demanding IP-Based Media Workflows
Innovative Xcellis Scale-out NAS Is First to Bring Highest Levels of Storage Performance and Scalability to All-IP Environments
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced a new Xcellis® Scale-out NAS solution that delivers the highest levels of storage performance and scalability in a cost-effective, Ethernet-based appliance. Powered by Quantum's StorNext® shared storage and data management platform, the multiprotocol, multiclient Xcellis Scale-out NAS system unites robust media and metadata management with industry-leading performance — three times better than that of competing NAS systems — and unmatched scalability to support content creators' most demanding collaborative workflows and ease their transition to an IP-based infrastructure.
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Magewell Streamlines 4K HDMI Video Capture Architectures with New Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus LT
Magewell Streamlines 4K HDMI Video Capture Architectures with New Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus LTMagewell – an award-winning developer of innovative video interface devices – is now shipping the Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus LT, the latest member of the company’s popular Pro Capture family of PCI Express capture hardware. The new model extends the powerful feature set of the previously-released Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus with HDMI signal loop-through connectivity to simplify wiring and workflows.
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SMPTE Publishes ST 2110 Standards for Media Over Managed IP Networks
SMPTE Publishes ST 2110 Standards for Media Over Managed IP Networks
First Four Documents of the Standards Suite Are Now Available
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced the publication of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks. SMPTE ST 2110 is a new standards suite that specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real-time for the purposes of live production, playout, and other professional media applications.
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AJA Names Danmon Asia as Platinum Distribution Partner
AJA Names Danmon Asia as Platinum Distribution PartnerDanmon Asia announces a distributorship agreement with AJA Video Systems which marks a deeper penetration of this award-winning manufacturer into the Vietnamese broadcast industry.
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SMPTE's Magic and Miracles book available at special pre-order price
SMPTE's Magic and Miracles book available at special pre-order price
A Perfect Holiday Gift, the Richly Illustrated Hardcover Book Documents a Century of Moving Image Science and Technology
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that "Magic and Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Image Science and Technology" will ship in January. Documenting a century of innovation fueled by SMPTE's standards work, the richly illustrated hardcover book features more than 350 pages of historical photographs, movie stills, insider stories, and milestone events.
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Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series.
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its production and post products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 40 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors, and capture and playback devices.
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Bexel Adds Sony PXW-Z450 4K Camcorders to Inventory
Bexel Adds Sony PXW-Z450 4K Camcorders to Inventory
Investment in State-of-the-Art Camcorders Supports Clients' Expanding Requirements for Delivering 4K Productions to OTT Platforms
Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has greatly expanded its 4K and HDR capabilities with the purchase of five Sony PXW-Z450 camcorders, the first 4K shoulder-style cameras to join the Bexel rental inventory. Over the next year, Bexel will increase its investment to 20 of the Sony camcorders, which will see their first use for coverage of the upcoming events in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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SMPTE Publishes Study Group Report on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks
SMPTE Publishes Study Group Report on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks
Report Addresses Current Standardization Gap and Proposes Next Steps for SMPTE and Broader Media Industry
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced the publication of the "Report of the Study Group on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks." The new, 52-page report investigates current and future technologies for media content flow management in professional media networks (PMN), explores user requirements, examines potential transmission methods for management commands, provides an overview of existing standards and specifications now available to the professional media industry, and offers a series of recommendations to the industry including some for future work.
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Media Links Renews Sponsorship with SVG Europe
Media Links Renews Sponsorship with SVG EuropeMedia Links, winner of the Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award and market leader in solutions to transport broadcast media and data over IP, has announced the renewal of its Gold sponsorship with the Sports Video Group Europe (SVG). Media Links’ technology is used for the world’s most watched sporting and entertainment events including the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
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Teranex AV Used on Train’s Play That Song Summer Tour
Teranex AV Used on Train’s Play That Song Summer TourBlackmagic Design today announced that its Teranex AV broadcast quality standards converter was used for signal conversions on American pop rock band Train’s “Play That Song” summer tour. Several additional Blackmagic Design products were also used on the tour, including a Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 router with Videohub Smart Control, HyperDeck Studio Pro broadcast deck, SmartView Duo monitor and UltraStudio 4K capture and playback device.
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FOR-A to Showcase at the 22nd annual Government Video Expo
FOR-A to Showcase at the 22nd annual Government Video Expo
FOR-A to Showcase Switcher, Server, Archiving Recorder & Graphics Tech at GV Expo
FOR-A® announces that it will highlight portable video switcher, video server, ClassX character generator, and LTO video archiving recorder solutions at the 22nd annual Government Video Expo. FOR-A will exhibit in Booth 530 at the upcoming show, which takes place November 29-30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful New 6G‑SDI Mini Converters Starting at $145
Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful New 6G‑SDI Mini Converters Starting at $145
New models feature 6G-SDI for all formats up to 2160p30, HDMI instant lock, 3D LUTs and more
Blackmagic Design today announced new broadcast quality 6G‑SDI mini converters for converting SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI. These new models include more advanced features and new lower prices than the previous 3G‑SDI and 4K models that they replace. Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 6G is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$145, and Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G is also available for US$185.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 8K Pro with World's First Quad Link 12G‑SDI Capture and Playback
Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 8K Pro with World's First Quad Link 12G‑SDI Capture and Playback
The world’s first quad link 12G-SDI capture and playback card designed for high resolution, deep color high dynamic range 8K workflows!
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 8K Pro, a new high performance capture and playback card featuring quad link 12G‑SDI to allow real time high resolution 8K workflows. This new DeckLink 8K Pro breaks new ground in high quality as it supports all film and video formats from SD all the way up to 8K DCI, 12‑bit RGB 4:4:4, plus it also handles advanced color spaces such as Rec. 2020 for deeper color and higher dynamic range. DeckLink 8K also handles a massive 64 channels of audio, stereoscopic 3D, high frame rates and more.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
New software update improves image quality, adds RAW output, and includes more remote control options!
Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera 4.7 Update for Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. This update adds new video formats, dramatically improved sensor performance, new gain settings, RAW output via SDI, and new control options for operating the cameras remotely.
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Blackmagic Cintel Scanner Used on Channel 4 George Michael Documentary
Blackmagic Cintel Scanner Used on Channel 4 George Michael Documentary
Starting with everything from Video 8 to a variety of film stocks, more than 30,000 feet of final reels digitized in 4K, all in real time
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Cintel Scanner was used to help digitize archived footage held on 16mm and 35mm film for new Channel 4 autobiographical documentary George Michael: Freedom.
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DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
Netflix and Australian Broadcast Corporation partner on series produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell
Netflix and the Australian Broadcast Corporation have partnered to produce a new comedy series, The Letdown. Produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell, the pilot and six half hour episodes follows Audrey, played by Bell, as she navigates the chaos of motherhood while still trying to balance a career-focused husband, a self-absorbed mother, and a care-free best friend. The series also stars Duncan Fellows, Sacha Horler, Noni Hazelhurst and Celeste Barber.
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Local Hero Uses Facilis TerraBlock for 4K Finishing and Netflix Deliverables
Local Hero Uses Facilis TerraBlock for 4K Finishing and Netflix Deliverables
Demanding finishing workflow requires guaranteed performance 24/7
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Local Hero, a creative boutique for independent filmmakers on the west side of Los Angeles, is using Facilis TerraBlock for their most demanding 4K finishing and Netflix mastering workflows.
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2017 Young Entertainment Professionals Class announced during SMPTE Annual Technical Conference
2017 Young Entertainment Professionals Class announced during SMPTE Annual Technical Conference
HPA Presents Second Year of Mentoring for the Industry Leaders of Tomorrow
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the second year’s class of its Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) Program. The announcement came during the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017) last week in Hollywood. Sponsored by the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) and SMPTE, YEP was created to encourage worthy individuals to follow a career in the media content industry by supporting them with connection, mentoring and community. The inaugural YEP class of 2016 recently finished the year-long program and will continue to be involved in HPA and SMPTE activities.
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Indiana, Oklahoma, and Purdue Universities Choose Matrox Encoders
Indiana, Oklahoma, and Purdue Universities Choose Matrox Encoders
At EDUCAUSE 2017, Matrox to share insight on simple, affordable lecture capture and live streaming
At EDUCAUSE 2017 (Philadelphia, October 31 – November 3, booth 650), Matrox® Video will showcase its complete line of Matrox Monarch streaming and recording appliances, including the award-winning Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance.
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Dolby certifies PRISMON audio/video monitoring and multiviewer solution from Rohde & Schwarz
Dolby certifies PRISMON audio/video monitoring and multiviewer solution from Rohde & SchwarzR&S PRISMON, the software-based monitoring and multiviewer solution from Rohde & Schwarz, has passed all Dolby Laboratories certification tests. R&S PRISMON enables broadcasters and streaming service providers to monitor a wide variety of media formats with resolutions up to UHD/4K. Dolby Laboratories has now comprehensively and successfully tested and approved the system for decoding Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby E codecs.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
Plans for 2018 Already Underway: Annual SMPTE Event Will Move to a New Downtown Los Angeles Venue to Accommodate Sustained Growth
LOS ANGELES — Oct. 26, 2017 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), held this week in Hollywood, California, drew more than 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event. SMPTE 2017 featured 70 expert presentations, 105 exhibitors spread across two nearly sold-out exhibit halls, the IP Showcase, a beer garden, Broadcast Beat's Live! Studio, and a full-day symposium on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
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Winners of 3rd Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Recognized at SMPTE 2017
Winners of 3rd Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Recognized at SMPTE 2017
Film Festival Held During SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 17 Official Selections From Around the World
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards have supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the third annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Held on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, California, in conjunction with the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), the film festival showcased submissions demonstrating creative uses of technology in storytelling.
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Lucky 8 TV shoots Season 2 of Science ‘Secrets of the Underground’ with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Lucky 8 TV shoots Season 2 of Science ‘Secrets of the Underground’ with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Series hosted by biologist Rob Nelson and geophysicist Stefan Burns uses cutting-edge technology—LIDAR, ground-penetrating radar and 3D imaging—and research to shed new light on famous subterranean mysteries
Production company Lucky 8 TV (60 Days In, The Real Story with María Elena Salinas) has employed Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to shoot season two of Science Channel original series “Secrets of the Underground.” The second season premieres Saturday, October 28 at 10pm ET/PT.
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NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
With a total length of 8.6’ mm and 4,4 lbs (1.98kg) weight, the UA24x7.8 is the smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K
(Wayne, NJ--October 17, 2017) The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will showcase several of its newest lenses and accessories at the NAB Show New York this week (October 18-19) at the Javits Convention Center. Being shown for the first time in the U.S. after its introduction in Amsterdam is the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K production, the FUJINON UA24x7.8; along with the FUJINON MK Series of cinema lenses and new zoom control servos for the MK lenses from Chrosziel and Heden.
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Global Church Hillsong Relies on FOR-A for Production of Worldwide Worship Services
Global Church Hillsong Relies on FOR-A for Production of Worldwide Worship Services
With locations in 19 countries and on five continents, Hillsong’s worldwide attendance approaches 100,000 people weekly via FOR-A’s HVS-2000 Video Switcher
Founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1983, Hillsong Church is a contemporary Christian worship organization that has launched churches in some of the most influential cities around the world. With locations in 19 countries and on five continents, Hillsong’s worldwide attendance approaches 100,000 people weekly. The popular global church has been relying on FOR-A®’s HVS-2000 video switcher for weekly services at its Los Angeles, California, and Cape Town, South Africa, locations, as well as for production of its conferences held around the United States.
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Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Colorist Sam Daley collaborates with Cinematographer in recreating the look of New York City in the 1970s
The Deuce, the new drama from HBO and Executive Producers David Simon and George Pelecanos, is set in 1970s New York City where prostitution and crime were rampant, and the modern adult entertainment industry was just coming into its own. Bold, brash and visually intoxicating, the series finished natively in High Dynamic Range (HDR) at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Sam Daley collaborated with Director of Photography Vanja Černjul, ASC, in mastering seven episodes from the show’s debut season, after having similarly teamed with Cinematographer Pepe Avila del Pino on the pilot.
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DaVinci Resolve Studio Manages Color Pipeline on Kingsman: The Golden Circle
DaVinci Resolve Studio Manages Color Pipeline on Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Joshua Callis-Smith responsible for the onset dailies; online edit and final DI for HDR and SDR led by Goldcrest Post's Rob Pizzey and Daniel Tomlinson
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio has been used throughout production and post production on 20th Century Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” including SDR and HDR delivery. Joshua Callis-Smith was responsible for the onset dailies while the online edit and final DI were completed by Goldcrest Post.
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Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Eight Films Screening at the New York Film Festival
Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Eight Films Screening at the New York Film Festival
Includes latest from Woody Allen, documentaries on Arthur Miller, Joan Didion, and Bob Dylan
Eight films screening at the 55th New York Film Festival received post-production services through Technicolor PostWorks New York. Among them is the Woody Allen film Wonder Wheel, the festival’s closing night selection. The others include the Main Stage selections The Florida Project, Lady Bird and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and the documentary features Arthur Miller: Writer, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, and Trouble No More.
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SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Films Will Be Screened at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood on Oct. 23 in Conjunction With SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) today announced the official selections for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Jurors curated the official selections from 119 shorts submitted by student filmmakers from more than 30 countries. Hosted by Howard Lukk, director of engineering and standards at SMPTE, and Aimée Ricca, marketing and communication at SMPTE, the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Level 3 of the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.
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Houston’s HOPE CITY Church Supports Sophisticated Outreach to Millennials with Cinematic Video Shot on Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Houston’s HOPE CITY Church Supports Sophisticated Outreach to Millennials with Cinematic Video Shot on Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Six services, worldwide outreach through Facebook Live and YouTube streaming, in-house projection to multiple screens, houses of worship in multiple locations
The thousands of youthful congregants of Houston-based HOPE CITY are scattered worldwide, participating in services via Facebook Live and YouTube streaming as well as in-person at multiple weekly worship experiences. The quality of HOPE CITY’s live and residual video production has seen a dramatic uptick since the introduction of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders early this year.
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Telestream and IBM Aspera Enable Near Real-time Remote Live Video Capture and Production
Vantage with Lightspeed Live Capture powered by Aspera enables high-quality streaming to remote production teams for near real-time editing and production over standard IP networks
IBM and Telestream announced today at IBC 2017a game-changing solution for high-speed capture and production of live, broadcast quality video from remote locations for faster production turnaround. Telestream Vantage powered by Aspera combines Aspera’s FASPStream high-speed streaming technology and Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture media processing platform to enable production teams to work on live video feeds from remote locations in near real time.
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Videoblocks Brings Content Libraries Together under New Brand, Storyblocks, to Make Room for Millions of Photos in a New Image Marketplace
Videoblocks Brings Content Libraries Together under New Brand, Storyblocks, to Make Room for Millions of Photos in a New Image Marketplace
With this launch, the artist-friendly Storyblocks offers even more to the creative community. Members save 60% on millions of new photos, vectors, and icons while contributors receive 100% commission.
Videoblocks, the first subscription-based stock media company, announced today the launch of its new brand,Storyblocks, to make way for expansion into new content categories. Storyblocks added an image Marketplace with millions of photos in tandem with the rebrand—furthering its path of industry disruption. The new name exemplifies the one-stop-shop for digital storytelling that the company has become, bringing together its libraries of high-quality, affordable stock media. This new identity and image Marketplace advances the company’s mission of supporting the mass creative class.
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DP Vanja Cernjul shoots HBO’s The Deuce with Panasonic VariCam 35s
DP Vanja Cernjul shoots HBO’s The Deuce with Panasonic VariCam 35s
12-bit AVC Intra 444 files at 23.98-fps, captured in V-Log with Panavision PVintage primes, using LUT simulating Fuji film stock
HBO’s The Deuce is a drama series set in and around Times Square in New York and tells the story of the legalization and growth of the porn industry in the 1970s, as well as the rise of HIV and the drug epidemic. The series stars James Franco, playing twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, who become fronts for the Mob. Maggie Gyllenhaal also stars as Eileen “Candy” Merrell, a sex worker who is drawn into the porn industry. Created and written by David Simon (The Wire, Treme) and crime fiction author George Pelecanos, The Deuce was shot by cinematographer Vanja Cernjul, ASC (Orange Is the New Black, Nurse Jackie) with VariCam 35 cameras.
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AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing
AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing
Versatile 1RU, rack-mount universal converter/frame synchronizer for real time HDR transforms as well as 4K/HD up/down/cross conversions
Today AJA Video Systems released FS-HDR, a versatile 1RU, rack-mount universal converter/frame synchronizer for real time HDR transforms as well as 4K/HD up/down/cross conversions. FS-HDR delivers breakthrough real time High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) conversion and processing capabilities for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR workflows.
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Bluefish444 Announce New Video Over IP Software API for SMPTE 2022
Bluefish444 Announce New Video Over IP Software API for SMPTE 2022
The new Bluefish444 “IPConnect” API supporting industry standard 10Gb Network Interface Cards can be seen at IBC 2017, Stand 7.J07
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards, and mini converters, for the professional video industry, have developed and released an API supporting industry standard 10Gb NICs for SMPTE 2022 software de-encapsulation of SDI video.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Dives Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Program Dives Into Tech Behind Next-Gen Media
Program Including 70 Paper Presentations Will Explore the Tools and Technologies Enabling Creation, Delivery, and Consumption of Richer Content
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), Oct. 24-26 in Hollywood, California. SMPTE 2017 will fill two exhibit halls and multiple session rooms at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and the event will also feature an Oktoberfest reception, Broadcast Beat's SMPTE 2017 Live! Studio, and special events culminating with the SMPTE Annual Awards Gala at the Loews Hollywood Hotel's Hollywood Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 26.
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Restored Classic Film Premieres Highlight The Reel Thing Technical Symposium, Aug 24-26
Restored Classic Film Premieres Highlight The Reel Thing Technical Symposium, Aug 24-26
Los Angeles Edition of Symposium to Address Confluence of Film Restoration and Digital Technologies in Service of Future-Proofing Cinema’s Legacies for Generations to Come
The Reel Thing, a symposium dedicated to addressing the preservation and restoration of audio visual collections, will open with the U.S. premiere of a new restoration of the Oscar®-nominated 1960 film La Verite (“The Truth”). Two additional new 4K restorations also will be shown during The Reel Thing, including the U.S. premiere of Howard Hawks’ Scarface and the world premiere of Alex Cox’s Sid and Nancy.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing, Additional Technical Specs For AU-EVA1
Panasonic Announces Pricing, Additional Technical Specs For AU-EVA1
Specs now include a pixel count of 5720 H x 3016 V , confirmed Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2,500, and 14-stops of dynamic range; SLP of $7495
(August 3, 2017) Panasonic today disclosed additional information, including pricing and specification data, about the upcoming AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera. Previewed this spring at Cine Gear Expo, the EVA1 will ship this Fall with a suggested list price of $7,495.
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Hollywood Professional Association Announces 2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Hollywood Professional Association Announces  2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Coveted Honors Go to Colorfront, Dolby, RED Digital Cinema, SGO
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. Winners were determined after a judging session held on the 17th of June, after presentations to a panel of industry experts. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 16, 2017 at the 12th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
Historic broadcast also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Micro Studio Camera 4Ks are part of the new VRTUL Live pro underwater stereoscopic 360 system, which ABC's "Good Morning America" recently used for a 360-degree underwater live stream. The live stream, produced by San Diego-based live-action VR solutions and production company VRTUL, also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more.
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AJA Ships Ki Pro Ultra Plus
AJA Ships Ki Pro Ultra Plus
Multi-Channel HD Recorder and 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Recorder/Player with HDMI 2.0 Support
AJA Video Systems is now shipping Ki Pro Ultra Plus, its new multi-channel recorder offering 1,2,3 or 4-channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p, or in single-channel mode, 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording and playback, with full HDMI 2.0 input and output (up to 12-bit capture and output).
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Introducing the Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro
Introducing the Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro
Millions of royalty-free HD and 4K video as well as music and sound effects immediately accessible from directly within the NLE
Pond5 today announced the availability of the Pond5 Add-on for Adobe® Premiere Pro®, a free plug-in available through the Adobe Premiere extension panel that makes millions of royalty-free HD and 4K video as well as music and sound effects immediately accessible from directly within the NLE.
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Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
Post Production on Broken Completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio
Work on the BBC One drama included conform, grading, and VFX compositing for over 90 shots
Blackmagic Design today announced that picture post on BBC One drama "Broken," including the conform, grade and VFX compositing, has been completed using an editorial pipeline featuring DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.
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New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
Firmware upgrades include Ver. 7.5 for the VariCam 35/HS, Ver. 5.5 for the VariCam LT, and Ver. 7.5 for the VariCam Pur
Panasonic has announced free firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras that includes several new features and added functions.
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Convergent Design Releases New Firmware For Avid DNxHD, VariCam LT RAW up to 2K/240fps and More
Convergent Design Releases New Firmware For Avid DNxHD, VariCam LT RAW up to 2K/240fps and More
Updates for Odyssey, Apollo recorder/monitor products feature new formats and frame rates
Firmware v2017.06 Is Ready to Go! With this update our team is bringing Odyssey and Apollo owners something to really get excited about. Titan HD Extract is now available as a FREE upgrade for both Odyssey and Apollo. The Odyssey RAW Bundle now supports Panasonic Varicam LT RAW at up to 2K/240fps, we've also added Avid DNxHD Recording to both Odyssey and Apollo just to name a few of the things we've been working on.
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SMPTE® Hollywood Section and VES of Los Angeles to Explore Augmented Reality at Joint June Meeting
SMPTE® Hollywood Section and VES of Los Angeles to Explore Augmented Reality at Joint June Meeting
Joint meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 22, to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality
(Los Angeles, CA--June 16, 2017) The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Visual Effects Society Los Angeles Section will conduct a joint meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 22, to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality (AR).
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DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone?DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone?
VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger was so delighted with the DJI Mavic Pro 4K drone that he bought (yes, bought) that he was inspired to take a break from making tutorials to create an in-depth review of this compact, lightweight, consumer drone offering terrific value. No, it's not a platform for your digital cinema camera, but if you're looking for a fast, fun, integrated 4K camera drone packed with features, the Mavic Pro might be for you. This review is delivered Surfaced Studio-style, with wit, high energy, and details you won't find anywhere else.
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The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered!The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered!
Anticipation that Panasonic began building for their "mystery camera" at April's NAB Show 2017 was paid off at June's Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, as Panasonic finally unveiled their AU-EVA1 cinema camera. Compact, lightweight, equipped with a newly designed 5.7K Super 35 sensor, and positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials, and music videos. Panasonic Cinema Product Manager, Mitch Gross has provided some answers to early questions about the EVA1’s target audience, shooting applications, Dual Native ISO, the 5.7K sensor, and more.
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AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus: 4-Channel HD Recording, with 4K Apple ProRes/Avid DNxHD SupportAJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus: 4-Channel HD Recording, with 4K Apple ProRes/Avid DNxHD Support
AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a Multi-Channel Apple ProRes recorder offering up to 4-Channels of simultaneous HD recording, or in Single-Channel mode a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Apple ProRes® or Avid DNxHD® MXF recorder and player supporting the latest connectivity including 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI 2.0, as well as large raster high frame rate workflows, including 4K 60p.
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PLOTAGRAPH PRO: A Powerful Tool For Animating Still ImagesPLOTAGRAPH PRO: A Powerful Tool For Animating Still Images
The COW was just introduced to one of the coolest new creative tools we've seen in a long time, PLOTAGRAPH PRO, which powerfully animates still images. Imagine animating your still images to become full high resolution video, all the way up to 4K. In this video tutorial, Blake Rudis is your guide.
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Episode 299 - E3 Preview, IT COMES AT NIGHT review, upcoming TV & movies
This week on The Harold & Maudecast Episode 299, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe preview of E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles June 13-15 -- Nintendo Switch, Microsofts new console XBOX One X and its 4K play, Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus from Bethesda, Assassin's...
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AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus: 4-Channel HD Recording, with 4K Apple ProRes/Avid DNxHD Support
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HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations
Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced true Cinema 4K displays, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow: the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP DreamColor Z24x G2 displays. Also announced: the HP ZBook Studio, HP’s premium...
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