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Ikegami Maintains Focus On Broadcast Innovation At IBC2015
News: Ikegami Maintains Focus On Broadcast Innovation At IBC2015Ikegami Maintains Focus on Broadcast Innovation at IBC2015
Ikegami, a leader in the development and manufacture of broadcast-quality cameras and production equipment, will show its wide range of systems and technologies at IBC2015 in Amsterdam, September 11-15. Broadcast innovation will be a major theme of the exhibit, including demonstrations of new 4K and 8K cameras. IBC visitors will be able to see how much more advanced these are in image quality compared with 2K cameras.
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SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Students Have Until Sept. 9 to Submit Work, Which Will Be Screened and Judged Oct. 27 at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. The deadline for entries is Sept. 9.
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Leader To Introduce LV 7390 4-channel 3g/HD/SD-SDI Rasterizer At IBC2015
News: Leader To Introduce LV 7390 4-channel 3g/HD/SD-SDI Rasterizer At IBC2015LEADER has chosen IBC2015 as the venue for the European introduction of the LV 7390 multi-standard rasterizer. First demonstrated at the NAB show in April and now deliverable, the LV 7390 can be used be to measure up to four SDI signals simultaneously. It occupies just 1U and can be deployed for desktop or rackmounted operation.
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Grass Valley Continues to Drive Efficiency and Better Storytelling at IBC
News: Grass Valley Continues to Drive Efficiency and Better Storytelling at IBCAt IBC 2015, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be showcasing its full portfolio of broadcast solutions including cameras, switchers, routers, servers, multiviewers, editing software, automation, playout and much more. Grass Valley experts will be on hand to help visitors improve efficiency and tell better stories by leveraging 4K workflows, IP infrastructure and the cloud. The Grass Valley booth is located at Hall 1, Stand D11.
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FOR-A to Showcase Video Switching & Signal Processing Technology at NYC Rental Staging Roadshow
Featuring HVS-2000 Switcher at NYC's Metropolitan Pavilion on July 29th
FOR-A America announces plans to exhibit its latest video switcher and signal processing technology at this week’s Rental & Staging Roadshow Tour event in New York City. Taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion on July 29th, the event is presented by Rental & Staging Systems, and attracts professionals in the rental and staging industry to see the latest technology and learn about how to improve their business.
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available for Download
Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available for Download
Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Europe’s First I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Joins AMP Visual TV’s Ultra Motion Fleet
News: Europe’s First I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Joins AMP Visual TV’s Ultra Motion FleetFrench facilities and production company AMP Visual TV has become the first European customer for the I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF ultra motion system.
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World’s first 3-stream uncompressed 4K60 media server: AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Raw
Wings Engine Raw will be previewed at AED Summer Expo from 23-24 July 2015 in Lint, Belgium; IBC 2015, Stand 8.B15 at Amsterdam RAI from 11-15 September
Pushing the limits of what can be achieved in video playback, Austria’s AV Stumpfl introduces the world’s first and only triple-stream 4K uncompressed media server, Wings Engine Raw.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Video Creator Kits And Its Lineup At Vidcon 2015 Featuring DevinSuperTramp and iJustine
Video Creator Kits Introduced to Help Vloggers Jumpstart Great Online Video Shooting Right Out of the Box
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4K 4Charity Fun Run at IBC
Sponsored by Elemental Technologies, available to all registered IBC2015 attendees
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, together with co-founding sponsor Ericsson, today announced open registration for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run to be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, 12 September 2015 in Amsterdam. Also sponsored by IBC2015, the 4km (2.49-mile) race is available to all registered IBC2015 attendees and commemorates major Ultra HD achievements while raising funds for CARE.
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FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being Delivered
News: FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being DeliveredUA22x8 portable zoom and UA80X9 Ultra HD Serieslenses for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery
Introduced in April during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens.
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Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in Hollywood
News: Post/VFX House Cognition Debuts in HollywoodHybrid studio offers integrated services for feature film and broadcast color, visual effects and emerging technologies
Cognition, a hybrid post production facility, visual effects studio and creative campus, has launched in Los Angeles. The company is led by writer, producer and entrepreneur Brian Pope, and features a high profile management team that includes veteran colorist Dave Hollingsworth (The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey, The Adventures of Tintin) along with former Digital Domain VP and creative consultant, Jeff Barnes.
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Panasonic Perfects Varicam 35/hs Production and Workflows With Latest Firmware Upgrade
News: Panasonic Perfects Varicam 35/hs Production and Workflows With Latest Firmware UpgradeFree firmware upgrade for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that expands recording options and enables a multiplicity of post-production workflow scenarios
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that expands recording options and enables a multiplicity of post-production workflow scenarios. Improvements encompass uncompressed RAW capture for the VariCam 35 with the new Codex V-RAW recorder, support for the Apple ProRes* 4444 codec in both the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS, and anamorphic lens support for the VariCam 35.
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Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn Bicycle
News: Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn BicycleIn a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end. When Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently approached Crooked Letter Films with the opportunity to create a promo for its website, company founder Gabriel Gomez set the bar high, electing to shoot the film in ProRes with an AJA CION production camera.
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Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn Bicycle
News: Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn BicycleIn a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end. When Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently approached Crooked Letter Films with the opportunity to create a promo for its website, company founder Gabriel Gomez set the bar high, electing to shoot the film in ProRes with an AJA CION production camera.
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yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"
News: yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"Studio’s captivating 3D animated main-on-end title sequence based on the future visions of past generations
yU+co’s main-on-end title sequence for the Walt Disney Pictures movie Tomorrowlandpresents a series of mesmerizing portraits of the future as imagined by visionaries of the past. The 3D animated sequence, which delivers the movie’s end credits, takes audiences on a breathtaking tour through a vast metropolis whose various iterations show the “world of tomorrow” as envisioned by successive generations of “dreamers.”
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Pond5’s Video Library Surges Past Four Million Clips, A Record-Breaking Milestone
News: Pond5’s Video Library Surges Past Four Million Clips, A Record-Breaking MilestoneThe web’s largest resource for royalty-free footage also now offers more than 336,000 4K clips
Pond5, the world’s largest marketplace for royalty-free video footage, announced today that its network of over 40,000 artists has contributed more than four million high-quality video clips to the company’s library—a first for the industry.
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FOR-A Hosting Free Open House in Miami
FOR-A Corporation of America is holding an Open House today in Miami. Taking place at the Homewood Suite at 5500 Blue Lagoon Drive, the Open House will be held tonight from noon until 7:00pm. FOR-A will display a variety of its video production equipment, and invites all production professionals to attend the free event.
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Omnitek Ultra 4K Tool Box enables 12G-SDI product design for customers worldwide
Test & Measurement leader, Omnitek begins worldwide shipping of the Ultra 4K Tool Box featuring the analysis, generation and conversion of UHDTV signals including the world’s very first 12G-SDI Physical Layer analysis and generation toolset. The Tool Box is now in full production and shipping to satisfy the demand for 12G-SDI product design.
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SMPTE Save the Dates
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SMPTE® Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) Conference Drives Expert Dialog on Key Topics
Two-Day Conference Drew Industry Experts to Discuss Technical, Creative, and Business Issues in Delivering Entertainment Experiences Over the Internet
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, has successfully concluded the third Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, this year titled "The Race Is On!" From June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California, the conference drew experts and delegates to explore past, current, and future technology requirements for delivering a compelling entertainment experience on the Internet.
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Matrox Monarch HDX Now Shipping Worldwide
Award-winning, dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording to be featured at upcoming tradeshows
Matrox® Video today announced that the new Matrox Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoding appliance is now available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers, priced at just $1995 US (€1995, £1395) not including local taxes and delivery. It will be featured in live streaming and recording demonstrations at Campus Technology 2015 (Boston, July 27–30, booth 531), BIRTV2015 (Beijing, Aug. 26–29, booth1B106) and IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15, stand 7.B29).
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
News: Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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MammothHD - News Release: Building a 4K+ Resource foe NOW and the Furture (7.8.15)
News: MammothHD - News Release: Building a 4K+ Resource foe NOW and the Furture (7.8.15)MammothHD Footage Library building a 4K+ Resource for NOW and the FUTURE since 2007
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Colorfront Appoints Bruno Munger to Spearhead New Business Development
News: Colorfront Appoints Bruno Munger to Spearhead New Business DevelopmentColorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, has announced the appointment of Bruno Munger as its new director of business development.
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Matrox at IBC2015 - Product Preview
New broadcast streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and OEM products to be showcased
At IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15, stand 7.B29), Matrox® Video will feature the award-winning new Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording and the VS4Recoder Pro multi-camera recording app. In addition Matrox DSX™ Developer Products will be presented, including the new Matrox M264 multi-channel 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 encoder card.
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Raycom Media Expands Use of Grass Valley’s EDIUS Editing Software
News: Raycom Media Expands Use of Grass Valley’s EDIUS Editing SoftwareGrass Valley, a Belden Brand, announced today that Raycom Media is expanding its use of Grass Valley’s EDIUS multiformat nonlinear editing software for news editing across all 33 of its news-producing markets. A new multi-year support agreement combines support with the ability for Raycom to upgrade its existing licenses, as needed, to deploy productivity-enhancing software improvements.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
News: Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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Colorfront Transkoder Certified for Dolby Atmos
News: Colorfront Transkoder Certified for Dolby AtmosTranskoder delivers object-based audio support and faster-than-realtime DCPs
Colorfront , the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today announced that Colorfront Transkoder, its automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, has been certified by Dolby Laboratories for the creation of Dolby Atmos Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs).
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Raycom Media Expands Use of Grass Valley’s EDIUS Editing Software
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announced today that Raycom Media is expanding its use of Grass Valley’s EDIUS multiformat nonlinear editing software for news editing across all 33 of its news-producing markets. A new multi-year support agreement combines support with the ability for Raycom to upgrade its existing licenses, as needed, to deploy productivity-enhancing software improvements.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
News: Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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Matrox at BIRTV2015 - Product Preview
New broadcast streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and OEM products to be showcased
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Tokyo Sound Production Sets its Olympian 2020-Vision on Mistika
News: Tokyo Sound Production Sets its Olympian 2020-Vision on MistikaTeam already making full use of the system's versatility and wide ranging toolsets to service its clients' immediate demands
Japan's well-established and reputable post facility Tokyo Sound Production (TSP) made the recent forward-thinking move by upgrading to SGO's Mistika post production system to boost their broadcast projects.
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PANASONIC BROADENS APPLICATIONS FOR VARICAM 35/HS CAMERA/RECORDERS WITH AVAILABILITY OF CABLE EXTENSION UNIT
News: PANASONIC BROADENS APPLICATIONS FOR VARICAM 35/HS CAMERA/RECORDERS WITH AVAILABILITY OF CABLE EXTENSION UNITPanasonic has announced the immediate availability of a five-meter extension unit for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders. Capitalizing on the unique modular design of the new VariCams, with the respective camera heads dockable to a common recorder, the new extension cable permits operational separation of the camera head from the recorder and will increase the versatility of both models in situations requiring mobility, agility and reduced weight.
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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European Debut for Facilis' New Shared Storage and Asset Tracking Products at IBC 2015
Facilis’ most advanced European tech showcase includes 72TB high-performance SSD Hybrid system, a new entry-level 16TB shared storage system and FastTracker integrated asset tracking.
At IBC 2015, Facilis (booth 7.C10), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, will introduce a number of new products to the European market. These include solutions for high-end and budget conscious facilities, along with a new tracking product that combines search, management and access to project assets in a simple interface.
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European Debut for Facilis' New Shared Storage and Asset Tracking Products at IBC 2015
Spotlights Partnerships with Technology Leaders
Facilis’ most advanced European tech showcase includes 72TB high-performance SSD Hybrid system, a new entry-level 16TB shared storage system and FastTracker integrated asset tracking.
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October Three Consulting shoots promo with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Camera
Chicago-based firm commits to cutting-edge technology for human resource executive project
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced October Three Consulting, retirement plan design and administration firm headquartered in Chicago, shot a promotional video using two JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 camcorders. Designed as a “conversation starter” for human resources executives, the short video includes expert interviews and B-roll footage to explain why October Three entered the benefits administration market and what type of services clients can expect from the Retirement Architects.
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Codex ships V-RAW Recorder for Panasonic VariCam 35 camera
News: Codex ships V-RAW Recorder for Panasonic VariCam 35 cameraLatest product continues Codex tradition for industry-leading recording and workflow
Codex (www.codexdigital.com) is now delivering the Codex V-RAW Recorder for the Panasonic VariCam 35 camera to customers worldwide. Combining high-performance with ease-of-use, the Codex V-RAW Recorder adds important uncompressed RAW capture to Panasonic’s new camera platform by enabling the recording of 4K RAW at up to 120fps, and continues Codex’s tradition of bringing industry-leading recording and workflow systems successfully to market.
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October Three Consulting shoots promo with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM
News: October Three Consulting shoots promo with JVC GY-LS300 4KCAMJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced October Three Consulting, retirement plan design and administration firm headquartered in Chicago, shot a promotional video using two JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 camcorders. Designed as a “conversation starter” for human resources executives, the short video includes expert interviews and B-roll footage to explain why October Three entered the benefits administration market and what type of services clients can expect from the Retirement Architects.
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Atomos Release AtomOS6.4
The latest free AtomOS update brings 8 new features for all Shogun users
Since the Shogun launched in late 2014, Atomos has constantly kept users updated with free features, adding significant value to the already affordable all-in-one 4K/HD monitor-recorder. The AtomOS6.4 released today adds some of the most anticipated features for users to date including;
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Biggest Stock Video Company in the World Sees Growth of 4K Video Surge
Pond5 data shows 10x growth in 4K video uploads since 2014
According to Pond5, the world’s largest marketplace for royalty-free video footage, 4K resolution video is finally having its day.
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Los Angeles' Alternative Rentals offers Panasonic's VariCam® 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Digital camera rental company Alternative Rentals Digital Cinema (Los Angeles, CA) has augmented its camera offerings with Panasonic VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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TV2 Fyn goes HD with Kahuna switcher, Maverik control and Sirius 800 router
News: TV2 Fyn goes HD with Kahuna switcher, Maverik control and Sirius 800 routerDanish public broadcaster chooses Snell for versatility, quality and cost-effectiveness
Denmark public broadcaster, TV2 Fyn, has purchased a Snell Kahuna switcher with two of the new Maverik configurable control panels to help drive its move into HD news production. Snell’s unique Kahuna Make M/E technology enables a single mainframe to support two independent studio operations, with both studios benefiting from full 2M/E production power, including super-keyers, eKeys and 3D DVEs, via Maverik control. The system also integrates a Sirius 800 router with built-in Advanced Hybrid Processing on every input and output, eliminating the need for external signal processing devices. The systems were supplied through AVIT-Systems, Snell’s partner in Denmark.
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AJA CION Takes the 4K Spotlight at Pacific Producers Group
An appreciation for filmmaking quickly turned into a full-time gig for Shawn Serdar. Channeling a passion for the craft, he took over the reigns at Pacific Producers Group (PPG) in 2007, and the Vancouver-based production company has been thriving ever since. Operating out of Gak Studio, a video and photography studio where Serdar is Partner, PPG provides multimedia services to industrial, government, legal and commercial clients. Favoring 4K capture for greater creative flexibility, Serdar and the Gak partners keep the studio stocked with an arsenal of 4K gear, including a new AJA CION camera.
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Quantel and Snell global survey reveals transition to IP broadcast infrastructure will take up to 10 years
Global survey reveals transition to IP broadcast infrastructure will take up to 10 years to complete for majority of broadcasters
Quantel and Snell today released the results of a global survey into the industry’s views on IP and 4K adoption. More than 1000 people responded to the survey from small, medium and large-scale public and private broadcast and post organizations across more than 80 countries. The result is a highly informative, real-world review of where the industry is – and where it’s going – with IP and 4K.
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Cine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners Announced
News: Cine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners AnnouncedCine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners Announced
Cine Gear Expo drew the world’s top motion picture, video and new media community for the unveiling of the latest industry technology and to discuss the latest trends. There were 15,490 attendees from 48 countries at the event.
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Sony PCL Inc. purchases Pablo Rio 8K
News: Sony PCL Inc. purchases Pablo Rio 8KLeading Tokyo event and video production company launches world’s first 8K facility with Quante
Sony PCL Inc., the pioneering Tokyo, Japan-based event and video production solutions provider, has placed an order with Quantel for a Pablo Rio 8K editing, color correction and finishing system. The Pablo Rio 8K will be the backbone of Sony PCL’s 8K post pipeline when the company launches the world’s first commercial 8K production service from its Creation Center in August 2015. Sony PCL Inc. will also move its existing Pablo Rio 4K HFR system into a new suite alongside the Pablo Rio 8K, further increasing customer choice and convenience.
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RED and Surfer Launch REDirect Surf 2015
News: RED and Surfer Launch REDirect Surf 2015First of 11 exclusive edits go live today on surfermag.com and red.com
RED Digital Cinema and Surfer Magazine announces the kickoff of REDirect Surf 2015. This is the second installment of the REDirect series – a competition and celebration of filmmaking visionaries across the globe, highlighting varying genres. RED and the Berrics joined forces early last year to launch the first ever REDirect, and after an extremely successful collaboration and film festival showcasing the most renowned skateboarding filmmakers in the world, the focus now turns to the art of capturing surfing.
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‘Gear Dictionary’ Web Series Uses Zylight for Studio Shoots
News: ‘Gear Dictionary’ Web Series Uses Zylight for Studio ShootsZylight F8-100’s quantum dot technology provides more refined and balanced natural light output on minimal power
For Zeke Kamm, a week does not go by without a call from someone in the industry looking for production equipment advice. A self-described “gear head” filmmaker with more than 20 years in the industry, he decided to create Gear Dictionary, a free online educational series, to collect his advice on a number of subjects in one spot. Kamm, who serves as CEO of Aviator Camera Gear in Bend, Ore., began posting episodes to www.geardictionary.comin April.
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iPESA Unveils Cheetah Flex Integrated AV Solutions at InfoComm 2015
News: iPESA Unveils Cheetah Flex Integrated AV Solutions at InfoComm 2015PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and baseband video distributionproducts, will demonstrate its new Cheetah Flex integrated routing environment at InfoComm 2015 (Booth 1515), which runs June 17-19 in Orlando, Fla. Cheetah Flex supports hybrid distribution environments by incorporating the new PESA Blade System (PBS) into its established Cheetah digital video router product line.
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Infocomm News From Panasonic Pro Video First Pro 4k P/t/z
News: Infocomm News From Panasonic Pro Video First Pro 4k P/t/z
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Atomos Reinvents the Rack with the 4K/HD Shogun Studio
The world's first all-in-one 4K/HD, 2ch, dual 7" 3RU rack recorder, monitor and playback deck
Harnessing the latest recorder, monitor and playback technology with class leading Atomos usability and affordability, the Shogun Studio reinvents what is capable within a 3RU rack product.
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RED Digital Cinema Sponsors Inez and Vinoodh Exhibition at fotografiska
News: RED Digital Cinema Sponsors Inez and Vinoodh Exhibition at fotografiska“Pretty Much Everything 2015” will be showcased at Fotografiska , in Stockholm, Sweden from June 12, 2015 to September 27, 2015
(Irvine, CA--June 16, 2015) RED Digital Cinema is pleased to announce its support of “Pretty Much Everything 2015”, an exhibition featuring art and images from iconic fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. “Pretty Much Everything 2015” will be showcased at Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography), in Stockholm, Sweden from June 12, 2015 to September 27, 2015. The exhibition will showcase a selection of more than 100 works spanning the duo’s various mediums of photography, video and sculpture, depicting the past 26 years of their iconic imagery. A 60-minute loop of their ground-breaking fashion films and music videos for artists such as Rihanna, Bjork and Lady Gaga, mainly shot on RED cameras, will be included in the exhibition.
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AJA Debuts New Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015
AJA Debuts New Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015 HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI Mini-Converters Transmit and Receive HDMI over Ethernet, ROI-DP Provides Region-of-Interest DisplayPort to SDI, and FiDO-4T and FiDO-4R Provide 4 Channels of 3G-SDI to Fiber Conversion
AJA Video Systems today introduced five new Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015, the HB-T-HDMI, and the HB-R-HDMI, along with the ROI-DP, FiDO-4T and the FiDO-4R. ROI-DP provides real-time region-of-interest output to HD-SDI video from any DisplayPort enabled computer. The HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI offer easy extension of UltraHD or HD HDMI signals over Ethernet cable, utilizing the industry standard HDBaseT protocol. FiDO-4T (transmit) and FiDO-4R (receive) conveniently deliver up to four channels of 3G-SDI over fiber on standard LC connectors.
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Matrox Press Announcement: Maevex H.264 Decoders and New Panasonic PTZ Camera Demonstrate Full HD Streaming at InfoComm
News: Matrox Press Announcement: Maevex H.264 Decoders and New Panasonic PTZ Camera Demonstrate Full HD Streaming at InfoCommAt InfoComm 2015 (Orlando, June 17-19), Matrox® Graphics Inc. and Panasonic will feature live demonstrations of the new Panasonic AW-HE130 PTZ camera feeding high-quality IP streams to Matrox H.264 decoders.
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Blackmagic Design InfoComm news - TourGigs and Mob Museum
Blackmagic Design today announced that Austin, TX based concert film technology company TourGigs used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM switchers, HyperDeck Studio recorders and Mini Converters to provide IMAG and to record all of the acts for archiving at this year’s Shaky Knees and Shaky Boots music festivals in Atlanta, GA.
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Christie Is Shanghai Film Festival Digital Projection Partner
News: Christie Is Shanghai Film Festival Digital Projection PartnerChristie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, is proud to serve as the exclusive digital projection partner for the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) for the seventh consecutive year.
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NiTRo Builds Shibuya 4K Post House With DaVinci Resolve, Teranex Express and MultiView 16
NiTRo SHIBUYA opened this April with four edit suites, two sound mixing studios, a machine room with space for ingesting and exporting materials and ten offline edit rooms
Blackmagic Design announced today that Nittere Technical Resources, aka NiTRo, a comprehensive production company affiliated with Nippon TV, has built a new 4K post production facility in Shibuya which includes DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic MultiView 16’s and a number of other Blackmagic Design 4K broadcast products.
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Telestream Brings New Professional Visual Inspection and QC
News: Telestream Brings New Professional Visual Inspection and QCTelestream also announces Switch Plus: all-in-one tool allows video and post-production professionals to play, inspect, and correct their multi-format media for just $49
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that the latest version of Switch now includes new professional visual inspection tools to create affordable QC workflows for post production and video professionals. New features include external preview to AJA video hardware products that turn any PC or Mac into a professional QC workstation; new professional Audio Meters with loudness monitoring; support for new export formats and extended caption support. Telestream is also announcing Switch Plus, an enhanced version of the award-winning media player that allows media professionals to play, inspect, and transcode their multi-format media for just $49.
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VariCam 35 selected for new "Tatort" episode
News: VariCam 35 selected for new "Tatort" episodeLegendary German crime drama “Tatort” has selected the VariCam 35 for the latest episode, which airs in spring 2016
The new Tatort "Himmelfahrt" commissioned by NDR, starring Wotan Wilke Möhring and Franziska Weisz, will be directed by Özgür Yildirim and produced by Wüste Medien GmbH.
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Atomos Shogun the Perfect Level Up for New Sony a7RII
Sony lead the way in the Full Frame 4K Cinema Look video camera revolution, especially when paired with the ProRes Powerhouse of the Atomos Shogun
Sony has stamped their position as the world's largest sensor manufacturer with the announcement of the a7RII, a flagship full frame Mirrorless camera. Winning the 4K race to replace the hugely successful "Affordable Cinema Look" from the HD only Canon 5D series.
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FotoKem Makes Significant Commitment to New High-Resolution
Major Los Angeles Post-Production House Embraces Avid Everywhere, Becoming First to Purchase Avid Artist | DNxIO Interfaces for Fast and Efficient High-Resolution Content Production
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CineColor Chile Covers the 2015 Copa Amêrica with Ikegami CMOS Cameras
News: CineColor Chile Covers the 2015 Copa Amêrica with Ikegami CMOS CamerasIkegami HDK-95C and HDK-79EC2 Cameras Bring Lifelike Imagery to Viewing Audiences for the 44th Edition of the Copa América, South America's Main International Soccer Tournament
Soccer action is heating up with the start of the 2015 Copa América, which stands as the main international soccer tournament (and the oldest in the world) for national teams held this year in Chile, South America. Mobile production provider CINECOLOR CHILE, a business division of GRUPO CHILEFILMS, is covering the three-week event with a large-scale deployment of approximately 30 Ikegami HDK-95C and HDK-79EC2 CMOS camera systems.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDIBlackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty: “DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G is our most advanced PCIe capture and playback card for high end digital cinema users.”
Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI, a new mezzanine card that lets customers connect older Ultra HD and 4K equipment that use quad link 3G-SDI connections to their computer through their existing DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G video capture and playback card. The DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI mezzanine card is available now for US$75 from Blackmagic Design re-sellers worldwide.
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ARRI Brasil to Open in São Paulo, Q3 2015
Subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil will open in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products
ARRI is excited to announce the initial phase of its camera service support for Latin America. The firm will open a subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products. ARRI Brasil, centrally located on Avenida Ibirapuera in Moema, São Paulo, will offer complete support for the full range of ARRI cameras and camera accessories The office will function as a full camera service facility servicing all camera models, including ALEXA, ALEXA XT, and the AMIRA, ALEXA SXT and ALEXA Mini cameras offering the new 4K recording modes. Plans are to provide camera maintenance, software upgrades, warranty and non-warranty repairs, as well as training and support for all camera products and camera accessories.
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RED Digital Cinema Announce New Location in Miami
News: RED Digital Cinema Announce New Location in MiamiRED Digital Cinema is hosting a Grand Opening event on June 13th, 2015 to commemorate the opening of its newest retail store located in Miami, Florida. Situated in the heart of the Wynwood Art District—home to over 70 collections, museums, and galleries—the newly designed space will showcase the latest RED camera innovations and serve as a gallery for works shot on RED.
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Media 100 Announces Yosemite Support, New $99 Pricing
Fast, Professional, Easy-to-Use Video Editing for Mac OS X. Try it Free for 60 Days.
Boris FX™, the leading developer of visual effects and post-production solutions for film and video, and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announces Media 100 Suite Version 2.1.6 - fast, professional, and easy-to-use video editing software for Mac OS X. The v2.1.6 release adds support for Mac OS X 10.10 (“Yosemite”) and is available at a new breakthrough price of $99 USD.
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Atomos Announce Action Add-ons for Shogun
Newly announced Atomos have created a range of add on accessories designed to make the popular 4K Shogun monitor recorder even more battle ready in the field. The new accessories, together bundled as the Shogun Action Pack, include;
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Ghost Hand Productions Makes Investment In Varicam 35, VARICAM HS CAMERA/RECORDERS
News: Ghost Hand Productions Makes Investment In Varicam 35, VARICAM HS CAMERA/RECORDERSCinematographer Doug Farris, owner of Ghost Hand Productions, serving the San Francisco Bay area, recently invested in two Panasonic VariCam®35 4K camera/recorders, as well as a VariCam HS high-speed camera/recorder.
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Lights, Cameras and Action Tools at Cine Gear Expo
Lights, cameras and action is the name of the game at this year’s Cine Gear Expo, opening Friday, June 5, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. Each year the world’s top motion picture, video and new media community gather to see and compare notes on the latest trends and technology on the famous Paramount backlot. It’s the chance for hundreds of equipment vendors to show new innovations to the filmmaking community.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of "1776"
News: Sony Pictures Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of "1776"New Blu-ray Director’s Cut of classic musical includes never before-seen material
Columbia Pictures’ exuberant 1972 film adaptation of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical is now available on Blu-ray, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, in the form of a spectacular 4K digital restoration. Prepared under the guidance of Director Peter H. Hunt and Sony Pictures Entertainment Executive Vice President of Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering Grover Crisp, the new Director’s Cut restores the film to its original visual splendor and includes newly-discovered material, never before seen by the public. It also features a newly-restored and remixed 5.1 soundtrack. The newly restored 1776 made its world premiere screening March 28 at the TCM Classic Film Festival and is being released theatrically through Sony Pictures Repertory.
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AJA Extends #TryCION Worldwide Tour With New Dates in Europe
AJA Extends #TryCION Worldwide Tour With New Dates in Europe
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Matrox Unveils Mura IPX Series 4K Capture and IP Encode/Decode Boards for Video Walls at InfoComm 2015
Matrox Unveils Mura IPX Series 4K Capture and IP Encode/Decode Boards for Video Walls at InfoComm 2015 Unprecedented stream density and low-bitrate, high-quality 4K H.264 encoding and decoding on a single card let OEMs and AV system builders create advanced video wall controllers
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Aspera to Showcase Aspera Files and Next-Generation FASP at
News: Aspera to Showcase Aspera Files and Next-Generation FASP atAspera, an IBM company, today announced that it will showcase its latest high-speed file transfer software innovations at BroadcastAsia (booth #5G4-08), June 2-5 in Singapore. Aspera co-founder and CEO Michelle Munson will share her insights into end-to-end live streaming for second screens at the conference.
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Atomos Spot Light all-in-one 4K & HD Monitor/Recorders for the World's Leading Cameras at Cine Gear 2015
Atomos will demonstrate a host of feature updates for the award winning Shogun
At Cine Gear 2015 Atomos will demonstrate a host of feature updates for the award winning Shogun, including Pre-roll Record and Time Lapse along with Anamorphic de-squeeze and RAW to ProRes/DNxHR/CDNG for Arri, AJA, Sony, Canon eg the new Canon CX10 and expanded Custom Meta Data Tagging, all designed to help users speed up their work flow.
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Asia Pacific Media Companies Adopt Aspera High-Speed Transfer
IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that three Hong Kong-based media companies, Encore Inflight, Interface Video Production Ltd and Yapku have selected high-speed transfer software from Aspera, an IBM company to speed the worldwide exchange of large video files with content producers, partners and clients.
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Digital Juice Lifetime Membership Subscription Service Launches Today
News:Digital Juice Lifetime Membership Subscription Service Launches TodayComplete access to the Digital Juice library by joining as a Lifetime Member for a one-time fee
Today, Digital Juice announced the official opening of its much anticipated royalty-free creative content subscription service. This service gives filmmakers, motion graphics artists and graphic designers access to download anything in its huge library -- absolutely free! Members have unprecedented access to the the world’s largest privately owned library of high-quality royalty-free animations, still graphics, stock footage, sound effects, production music and project templates for a groundbreaking one-time low price.
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"Hibi Rock" Shot on Blackmagic Cameras and Graded Using DaVinci Resolve
Japanese feature shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Cameras, graded with DaVinci Re
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Japanese feature film "Hibi Rock" was shot on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Cameras, as well as was graded using DaVinci Resolve. The film was recently released in Japan and to DVD this June.
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Matrox C-Series Multi-display Graphics Cards Chosen by Exxact to Power New Video Wall and Digital Signage Systems
News: Matrox C-Series Multi-display Graphics Cards Chosen by Exxact to Power New Video Wall and Digital Signage SystemsMatrox® Graphics today announced that Exxact Corporation has chosen Matrox C-Series™ multi-display graphics cards as the heart of three new video wall and digital signage systems. One of the new systems, the Exxact MPX3000 with Matrox C680 inside, will be presented at InfoComm (Orlando, June 17–19) in the Matrox booth 4053. Additional Exxact systems will be featured in the Exxact booth 2987.
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AJA Launches "Summer of Savings" Promotion for CION & Select Ki Pro Products
Amazing New Pricing for the CION Production Camera, Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro Recorders
AJA Video Systems today launched the “Summer of Savings” promotion, reducing pricing for the CION production camera, Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro recorders. The price for CION is now $4995 US MSRP, which reflects a $4000 price reduction. Ki Pro Quad is now $2995 US MSRP, Ki Pro Mini is $1495 US MSRP, Ki Pro is $2495 US MSRP, and Ki Pro ND is $2295 US MSRP. AJA customers who purchased the CION production camera before May 26, 2015 will receive two AJA Pak 512 SSDs for free, directly from AJA (valued at $2495 MSRP).
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QVC Equips Broadcast Facility with Grass Valley’s Kayenne K-Frame Switchers
News: QVC Equips Broadcast Facility with Grass Valley’s Kayenne K-Frame SwitchersAfter careful consideration of all the high-end production switchers currently on the market, QVC selected Kayenne K-Frame switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for its broadcast facilities at the company’s corporate headquarters in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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Nice Shoes Creative Studio Captures The Deadly Art of Kung Fu
Dogs can’t fight off fleas and ticks by themselves. But in FRONTLINE Plus’ “Fight Like a Little Green Man,” the Nice Shoes Creative Studio partnered with Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness to imagine a scenario in which a dog could battle fleas as effectively as FRONTLINE Plus’ formula, personified by its trademark clan of little green men. The challenge to solve was how to get a dog to behave like a ninja. Rather than attempting to train an actual dog in martial arts, Creative director Harry Dorrington proposed a scenario in which live action footage and a photoreal 3D dog were brought together, imbuing the heroic canine with the skills needed to fight off pesky parasites. Dorrington has aided Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness in crafting the FRONTLINE Plus ninjas across multiple campaigns, so he was well positioned to impart the ways of the ninja. Watch the results here: https://vimeo.com/124876496
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Director/Cinematographer TJ Derry Adopts AJA CION for Commercial Production
News: Director/Cinematographer TJ Derry Adopts AJA CION for Commercial ProductionIn a new spot directed by Toronto-based director and cinematographer TJ Derry, an elaborate photosynthesis experiment proves that Scotts EZ Seed fertilizer helps grass grow almost anywhere, including a basement. Shot on CION at 4K in ProRes 444, with time-lapse footage captured on multiple Canon DSLRs, the spot showcases the beautiful cinematic images from the CION camera on a low light set.
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Quantel and Snell at Broadcast Asia 2015
News: Quantel and Snell at Broadcast Asia 2015Future-proof pathway to IP Routing and 4K, intelligent media monitoring and a raft of new creative tools on show in Singapore
Quantel and Snell are out in force at Broadcast Asia 2015 on booth 5D3-01, squaring up to deliver the answers for three key customer issues:
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Digitalfilm Tree Demonstrates How Prostack and Critique SaaS Facilitates Instant, Secure Worldwide Access to Massive Data Files
Cloud-based workflows generate significant production efficiencies in Hollywood’s new era of mobile production
Guillaume Aubuchon demonstrated the power of cloud based workflows during the OpenStack keynote today. With partners HP Heilion and Blue Box Cloud, DigitalFilm Tree demonstrated how cloud based workflows generate significant production efficiencies in Hollywood’s new era of mobile production. Guillaume, CTO of DigitalFilm Tree noted, “Now that the world is the stage for virtually every major production in Hollywood, the cloud is essential to knit together the entire production team in real time.”
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Panasonic announces NBCUniversal News purchases AVC-ULTRA camcorders
News: Panasonic announces NBCUniversal News purchases AVC-ULTRA camcordersInvestment Includes VariCam 35 4K Camera/Recorders for Long-Form Projects
NBCUniversal News Group (New York, NY) has purchased a number of Panasonic electronic newsgathering (ENG) cameras and related broadcast equipment as part of its technology and workflow transformation initiative.
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Red Digital Cinema To Showcase Dragon Faamily At Broadcastasia 2015
RED will be showcasing the 6K RED DRAGON® sensor, as well as the latest product innovations and technologies
RED Digital Cinema is returning to the BroadcastAsia Exhibition in Singapore from June 2nd–5th, 2015. Located at Booth #4B3-01, RED will be showcasing the performance and versatility of the 6K RED DRAGON® sensor, as well as the latest product innovations and technologies.
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Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to Panavision
News: Panasonic announces sale of 10 VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to PanavisionLeading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems augments inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders
Leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders.
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Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios Event
News: Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios EventCine Gear Exhibition & Seminar Series Offers Top Films and Expert Panel
Acclaimed entertainment industry event, Cine Gear Expo, being held at Paramount Studios June 4-7, 2015 will offer complimentary screenings of four blockbuster feature films, Slamdance short film finalists, and numerous legendary clips and shorts sponsored by its prestigious exhibitors. For 20 years, the Cine Gear Exhibition and Seminar Series has brought together artists and technicians alike, to share the latest art and craft of the Hollywood industry. Audiences will be treated to state-of-the-art projection systems in the Paramount and Sherry Lansing Theaters, and Screening Room 5.
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4K Imaging With the Canon EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema Camera Enables Simultaneous Creation of TV Spots and Print Ads for Multiple Media
Maintaining a competitive edge in video production not only demands delivery of high-quality,creative content but also innovative and affordable new ways to serve client needs. Creative director Michael Ori and his team at Salt Lake City-based Ori Media and Studio Elevn [sic] provided a vivid example in TV spots they recently produced for the Utah Dept. of Health. A series of three 30-second cinéma vérité-style videos designed to encourage people to quitsmoking, Ori obtained the 4K image quality and unique looks he sought by using the CanonEOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Ori won the assignment by also being able to produce still images from his Canon EOS-1D C camera’s 4K video for giant 48 ft. billboards.
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Christie is Cannes Film Festival Tech Partner for 9th Year
Christie to power more digital cinema screenings than ever before and first 4K film on the beach
Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, has signed a new agreement to be technical partner of the Cannes Film Festival for a further three years. This means that for the ninth year running, the famous showcase, held May 13-24, will use Christie's solutions for all its movie screenings. The enduring relationship offers a fascinating insight behind the iconic red-carpet event and – beyond – to how the industry of cinema is evolving.
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Launch of Japan's HAYABUSA 2 Spacecraft Captured with Blackmagic Design
News:Launch of Japan's HAYABUSA 2 Spacecraft Captured with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design products were used for live broadcasting and filming of the launch of Japanese asteroid surveying spacecraft
Blackmagic Design today announced a number of Blackmagic Design products were used for live broadcasting and filming of the launch of “HAYABUSA 2," a Japanese asteroid surveying spacecraft. Blackmagic Design products used included ATEM 1M/E Production Studio 4K, HyperDeck Studio Pro, Teranex Express and a number of Mini Converters. This project was promoted by: JVC Kenwood・VideoTec and Japan Cablecast and aired on Channel 4K. Shooting and live streaming was done by Gokuraku Eizo and Video Service.
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Hitachi Extends Free Financing Plan
News: Hitachi Extends Free Financing PlanIn the pre-NAB rush, Hitachi Kokusai Electric announced a free financing plan through March 31 for several of its most popular broadcast and professional camera systems. Based on positive feedback and continuing interest, Hitachi has extended the financing offer through September 30.
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EditShare Game Changing “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Media Asset Management Solutions Headline Broadcast Asia 2015
News: EditShare Game Changing “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Media Asset Management Solutions Headline Broadcast Asia 2015The EditShare® Broadcast Asia 2015 lineup includes XStream EFS, the company’s new distributed, redundant “scale out” storage system that brings enterprise-class features to a broad range of facilities at breakthrough prices, and EditShare Flow 3.2, the latest release of the company’s comprehensive media asset management platform. Attendees to Broadcast Asia 2015 can visit the EditShare stand 4G3-02 to learn about these and other collaborative workflow solutions.
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Chicago's Daufenbach Camera Brings Panasonic's Varicam 35 To The Midwest
News: Chicago's Daufenbach Camera Brings Panasonic's Varicam 35 To The MidwestMotion picture rental house Daufenbach Camera (Chicago, IL) has added the VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorder to its equipment roster.
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Guild of Television Cameramen Heads to Aynho for 2015 Awards Day
News: Guild of Television Cameramen Heads to Aynho for 2015 Awards DayFollowing the success of the 2013 and 2014 events at 'A Day In The Country', Aynho Park, the Guild of Television Cameramen returns to the Oxfordshire venue on Sunday May 17, 2015, for its 43rd Annual General Meeting and Awards Presentation.
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Panasonic Schedules Post-nab Road Shows, Varicam 35/HS Workshops
Panasonic has announced an upcoming series of hands-on demonstrations and presentations of new products showcased at the recent National Association of Broadcasters convention, as well as in-depth instruction on shooting techniques for the VariCam 35® and VariCam HS camera/recorders. These two-day events are slated in May and June in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, and Dallas (full schedule below).
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"Gallipoli" Uses Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: "Gallipoli" Uses Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced the new television mini series “Gallipoli” used Blackmagic URSA EF and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K cameras to capture a variety of scenes and shots throughout the show. This included using the URSA to capture the show’s stunning opening title sequence.
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