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Canon U.S.A. Puts Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions on Display with Interactive Booth Demonstrations at the 2015 NAB Show
Highlights Include Shooting Galleries, Live Speaker Sessions, Extensive Lens Exhibits, Full On-Site HDR and DI Suite, and the Canon Theater
At the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C432. During the 2015 NAB Show, Canon will feature a live 4K Workflow Demonstration where visitors will have the opportunity to interact with industry-leading colorists and editors in a 4K HDR and DI (Digital Intermediate) suite. Visitors will also have the opportunity to demo the full range of Canon Cinema, HD Video and DSLR cameras, Cinema Lenses, including the Cine-Servo 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens and Broadcast HDTV lenses, such as the new HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens, through various simulated shooting situations in three different shooting galleries. Canon will also feature a 4K frame-grab demonstration where professional photographers will utilize the Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera to deliver still images from 4K video.
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News from Archion: NAB 2015 product showcase
Archion Advances Shared Storage Technology & Introduces Must See New Workflow Solutions at NAB 2015 -- Demonstrating How EditStor Platform Tackles the Most Demanding Editorial Workflows & Showcasing Collaborate Appliance for Adobe Creative Cloud Users.
Archion Technologies, a pioneer in high-performance collaborative storage solutions for media workflows, will be showcasing its price performance-leading EditStor EO and introducing two new products at NAB 2015 -- EditStor Omni, a powerhouse for handling the challenges of 4K, 6K and 8K media workflows, and Collaborate, a new appliance for Adobe® Creative Cloud® (CC). Both of these new products address the growing requirements within the media and entertainment industries for simple, secure and affordable collaboration.
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Leader Instruments Lv5490 Chosen For First 4k/uhd Mobile
News: Leader Instruments Lv5490 Chosen For First 4k/uhd MobileSee Leader at NAB 2015, Las Vegas, April 13-16 Stand C9015, Central Hall
A Leader Instruments LV5490 4K/HD/SD-SDI multi-mode waveform monitor has been chosen by the Mobile TV Group for integration into North America's first 4K/UHD mobile production unit.
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SMPTE 2015 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Booth L28
SMPTE at the 2015 NAB Show: The 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): Building the Future of Storytelling, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. Highlights of the summit will include a first-look preview of the SMPTE documentary, "Moving Images," which is being created in conjunction with SMPTE's centennial celebration. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its upcoming centennial celebration activities in 2016. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2014. The new #LIFEWITHOUTSMPTE project will engage show attendees in a multimedia dialog about the Society's contributions to the arts, science, and popular culture.
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Ikegami To Exhibit 8k And 4k Technology At 2015 Nab Show
News: Ikegami To Exhibit 8k And 4k Technology At 2015 Nab ShowSee Ikegami on Booth C7725 at the 2015 NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13-16
Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will display a wide range of advanced systems and technologies at the 2015 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings
New XStream EFS scale out storage solution combines enterprise-class storage with advanced media management capabilities; Flow 3.2 increases facility efficiency with MAM-driven automation and comprehensive multi-format support
NAB 2015 Press Previews
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Atomos Shogun Adds Free Functionality for Filmmakers
The Atomos Shogun, already widely acclaimed as the industry's premier 4K Monitor Recorder, gains a multitude of exciting new features available immediately as a free firmware update.
In the space of only 3 months, the Atomos Shogun has quickly cemented itself as the indispensable tool for filmmakers. It is the only product on the market that combines a 4K ProRes 10-bit recorder, 1920 x 1200 high pixel density monitor, professional balanced XLR audio and seamless conversion between HDMI & HD-SDI workflows all housed within a lightweight, durable polycarbonate/ABS body. With AtomOS6.2 firmware released today, the impressive feature list continues to expand, with functionality improvements to enhance the recording, playback & monitoring capability.
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SGO Inspires “Aspiration in Post” with Cutting-Edge Technology at NAB
Creative post production specialists SGO presents version 8.5 of the Mistika colour grading and finishing system and version 2.06 of the Mamba FX compositing software on Booth SL3825 at NAB2015.
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ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERAS
News: ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERASARRI’s new ALEXA SXT (Super Xtended Technology) cameras represent the next exciting step in the continuing evolution of the ALEXA family. Retaining the rock-solid foundation on which ALEXA is built, ALEXA SXT cameras additionally offer ProRes 4K recording, improved image quality, powerful color management and three fully independent HD-SDI outputs.
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Grass Valley and Belden Inc. to Discuss Latest Broadcast Technology Trends at 2015 NAB Show
At NAB 2015, attendees will have the opportunity to experience emerging technologies and learn how to thrive in an industry where technology and consumer demands are ever-changing. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will discuss the latest technology trends, explore the challenges and benefits broadcasters will face in the future and offer guidance on suitable solutions based on their unique needs.
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NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings
NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings New XStream EFS scale out storage solution combines enterprise-class storage with advanced media management capabilities; Flow 3.2 increases facility efficiency with MAM-driven automation and comprehensive multi-format support Booth SL10510
The EditShare® NAB 2015 showcase headlines include 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 the latest release of the company’s media asset management platform, EditShare Flow 3.2.
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K Street Post selects Quantel again for high
News: K Street Post selects Quantel again for highWashington post house exploits Pablo Rio's intuitive interface and unbeatable performance
Washington DC-based boutique post house, K Street Post, has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio 2KO high quality color and finishing system, replacing its long serving eQ finishing system. Pablo Rio will sit at the heart of K Street Post's end-to-end post production workflow, working on local and regional commercials for clients including the Washington Times and public service announcements for the USO .
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Deluxe Promotes Morgan Strauss & Stephanie Rezentes to Managing Director
News: Deluxe Promotes Morgan Strauss & Stephanie Rezentes to Managing DirectorStrauss Named MD of Encore; Rezentes Named MD of Level 3 Post
Deluxe Creative Services CEO Stefan Sonnenfeld today announced the promotion of Morgan Strauss to managing director of Encore, and Stephanie Rezentes as managing director of Level 3 Post. The promotions are part of an ongoing initiative to streamline operations across companies under the Deluxe Creative Services umbrella including Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Encore, Level 3 Post, and Method Studios.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of ClassicFotoKem’s Restoration of The Sound of Music Takes Center Stage at TCM Classic Film Festival
FotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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Plura Enters 4K Production Space at 2015 NAB Show
News: Plura Enters 4K Production Space at 2015 NAB ShowNew 4K monitor series amplifies quality for sports and other advanced production applications – with native resolution displays up to 84 inches
Plura Broadcast, a global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, will introduce a complete portfolio of 4K monitors at the 2015 NAB Show in alignment with increased industry demand. Available in widths scaling to 84 inches, the Plura 4K Series brings together the exceptional built-in feature set Plura monitors are known for, while doubling down on quality, detail and performance to give production facilities an edge in Ultra HD monitoring.
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Sonnet Expands Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Expansion Chassis Product Line, Adds New Single-Slot Model
Compact Echo™ Express SE I Supports Nearly Every Thunderbolt-Compatible PCI Express® Card
Sonnet today announced the Echo™ Express SE I, the latest addition to the award-winning Echo Express line of Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCIe® expansion systems. Like the other members of the Echo Express family, the SE I enables the use of a wide variety of high-performance PCI Express® cards — originally designed for use in desktop computers — with any Mac® or Windows® computer with a Thunderbolt port. The new single-slot model supports nearly every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card on the market, including double-width cards (PCIe card plus daughter card).
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Aframe Advances Cloud-Based Video Collaboration with Spring 2015 Release
News: Aframe Advances Cloud-Based Video Collaboration with Spring 2015 ReleaseAframe Advances Cloud-Based Video Collaboration with Spring 2015 Release
Aframe announced today that the next generation of its cloud-based video collaboration platform will be available at NAB 2015. With new features that streamline review, expand search, simplify the user experience and extend format support, the Spring 2015 release enables more efficient, accessible, cost effective management of video and production assets.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic Film
News: FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic FilmFotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Brings Wireless Ultra Motion Closer to the Action
News: I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Brings Wireless Ultra Motion Closer to the ActionI-MOVIX is launching the X10 UHD RF Ultra Motion system at NAB 2015 , completing the X10 range of class-leading ultra motion systems.
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Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder
News: Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder“This Is the Best Solution in Digital Cinema Today”
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men, shot with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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Quantel and Snell NAB 2015 Preview
Creating and delivering compelling content in an IP world
Quantel and Snell will be out in force at NAB 2015 on a brand new stand in the South Hall - SL2009. Together we're squaring up to deliver the answers for three key customer issues:
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Promar TV Broadcasts South America’s Largest Baseball League with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that Venezuela based Promar TV is using ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, Universal Videohub and Teranex 2D Processors, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, as the backbone of its new OB truck. Promar TV is using the truck to broadcast every single game of the Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional , South America’s largest professional baseball league.
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Sky News UK Upgrades Broadcast Infrastructure with ATEM and Smart Videohub
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News in the UK has implemented Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and Smart Videohub as part of an overhaul to the news organization’s broadcast systems in “Studio D.”
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Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015
News: Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will host a comprehensive Filmmaker’s Forum at this year’s NAB show. Band Pro will be located in the Central Hall in Booth #C10408, directly adjacent to the Sony booth.
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Cartoni Celebrates 80 Years of World-Class Camera Support with Rebate Program
News: Cartoni Celebrates 80 Years of World-Class Camera Support with Rebate ProgramCartoni, the world leader is camera support, marks its 80th anniversary this year and it’s celebrating with a big savings across its product line through its “80 Years: 80+” Rebate Program.
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Telestream Releases Switch for Windows
Long awaited Windows version of the award-winning Switch professional media player is now available. Switch also adds playback and deep inspection of media and metadata including display of embedded captions/subtitles plus easy distribution to iTunes
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced the release of Switch for Windows. Now available for both the Mac and Windows platforms, Switch gives media professionals everything they need to play, inspect, correct and distribute their multi-format media in one professional application.
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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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London's Coach House Studios invests in Pablo Rio
Twickenham Studios-based picture post house selects Quantel for speed and toolset
Coach House Studios, based at London's Twickenham Studios, has purchased a turnkey Pablo Rio 4KO high quality color and finishing system to complete 4K post production on features, long-form dramas and documentaries. Coach House Studios offers HD to 4K picture post editing, online, VFX and grading services in house, as well as specializing in location editing, DIT vehicles and carts, providing support from shoot to delivery. The Pablo Rio system was sold via Quantel's UK reseller partner, XTFX.
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Facilis Technology to Showcase Latest Version of TerraBlock at NAB 2015
News: Facilis Technology to Showcase Latest Version of TerraBlock at NAB 2015At NAB 2015, Facilis (booth SL8811), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, will showcase significant innovations to its TerraBlock shared storage system. Upcoming releases of TerraBlock will include scale-out features for larger workgroups, integrated asset tracking, improved interoperability with third party applications and performance enhancements for resolution independent workflows.
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Feature Film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon” Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot the feature film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon,” an official selection of the 2014 Cambodia International Film Festival.
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Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Now Be Accepted Until 1 March
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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Blackmagic URSA and Production Camera 4K Used on Opening Title for ‘Doctors 3’
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K were used to shoot the opening titles of the third season of the popular Japanese drama series on Asahi TV, “Doctors 3.” Production for the opening titles was done by Tokyo based Helmet Inc.
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AMIRA SOFTWARE UPDATES: 4K UHD and MPEG-2 MXF RECORDING
News: AMIRA SOFTWARE UPDATES: 4K UHD and MPEG-2 MXF RECORDINGARRI announces the upcoming release of Software Update Packet (SUP) 2.0 for AMIRA cameras, and the subsequent release of SUP 3.0. The former unlocks 4K UHD recording for high-resolution pipelines, while the latter enables MPEG-2 MXF recording for streamlined, broadcast-friendly workflows. Together they stretch the already wide spectrum of AMIRA’s deliverable options at both ends of the scale, making the camera an even more versatile production tool.
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Ikegami announces new-product lineup for CABSAT 2015
News: Ikegami announces new-product lineup for CABSAT 2015See Ikegami in Hall 4, Stand 402, at CABSAT 2015, Dubai World Trade Centre, March 10-12
Ikegami has chosen CABSAT 2015 as the launch venue for a new development in its Unicam HD range of broadcast camera systems with the introduction of the Super Resolution Technology HD to 4K upconverter. Also on display will be the HC-HD300 3-CMOS studio camera, first announced in Q3 2014 and now deliverable.
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Blackmagic Design announces new Intensity Pro 4K capture card for
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Intensity Pro 4K, a new super fast PCIe card that allows capture and playback of extremely high quality SD, HD and Ultra HD video on Windows, Mac and Linux PCI Express computers.
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Blackmagic Design announces ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 with advanced “Power Macros”
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 which adds new advanced power macros that let customers operate dozens of switcher features instantly and in parallel with a single button press. The new power macros are unique because they are extremely easy to build and because they’re located in the switcher, they are available on every control panel for all users.
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SMPTE Issues Call for Papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Deadline for Online Submission of Proposals Is June 26
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California. The proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media technology industry. The proposals themselves, comprising a topic heading, paper title, and one-page abstract, must be submitted no later than June 26.
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Digital Vision to Demonstrate at HPA Tech Retreat
Thor and new 4K tools in the spotlight at theTech Retreat Demo Room
- Digital Vision will be front and center at the HPA Tech Retreat this week, having been selected to participate in the event's meticulously curated demonstration area. The Tech Retreat Demo Room showcases innovative companies that have been chosen to exhibit their products and technologies for the HPA's audience of industry thought leaders. This is the 21st year for the Tech Retreat, seen as one of the most influential conferences serving the entertainment and media technology communities.
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_wige SOLUTIONS purchases Kahuna 9600 for new mobile production unit
Leading German broadcast facilities operator chooses Snell for power and flexibility
Leading German broadcast facilities company, _wige SOLUTIONS GmbH, has purchased a Snell Kahuna 9600 production switcher for a new mobile production unit that will soon be joining its extensive fleet. Based in Meuspath, Germany, _wige SOLUTIONS has been supplying complete outside broadcast event services for over 25 years; this will be the sixth Snell switcher the company has purchased for its OB operations. The new mobile production unit, consisting of modular components to provide maximum flexibility, will be completed in spring 2015 and provide more broadcast possibilities than a conventional OB van.
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Press Release: Alchemist OD sets new standards in format and frame rate conversion
Snell Alchemist OD - the software version of the world's best standards converter - has made a massive impact with post production professionals around the world. Alchemist OD is delivering incredible results on even the most difficult material - including low frame rate and demanding 4K - by tapping into the ever-increasing power of GPU technology and fitting seamlessly into today's file-based workflows. Here's what a selection of Alchemist OD users have to say:
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NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA Retreat
News: NEWS - Christie is Official Laser Projection Sponsor of 2015 HPA RetreatChristie®, the industry’s preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, has been named the laser projection sponsor of the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®, February 9 to 13 in Indian Wells, Calif., with Da-Lite providing the screen. Tech Retreat attendees will see for the first-time ever at this bellwether event an industry-leading laser projection solution; one that delivers incredible brightness, wider color gamut and astounding contrast.
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Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015
News: Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015Vantage Adds Support for New Media and Camera Formats; New Versions of Episode, Wirecast
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions will use NAB 2015 --
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AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production Camera
News: AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production CameraField-Upgradeable Update Offers New Features and Improvements
AJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over one month ago, and this software update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities.
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Archimedia to Demonstrate Breakthrough 4K 60p Player Technology at 2015 HPA Tech Retreat
Archimedia Technology, a company whose applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional's desktop, TV, UHDTV, and SDI infrastructure, today announced it will host a demo room at the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat, Feb. 9-15 in Palm Springs, California. Archimedia will demonstrate its Atlas professional media player, which now plays 4K 60p and high dynamic range content on any display to the best of that display's native ability.
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Panasonic Improves Workflow, Increases Functionality For Varicam 35/hs Camera/recorders With Free Firmware Upgrade
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that incorporates ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording in both models. Additionally, AVC-Intra 4K 4:4:4 12-bit recording,** and AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 4K-LT (4:2:2) variable frame rate recording support** up to 120fps are new to the VariCam 35.
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Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" Finished at Modern VideoFilm
News: Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" Finished at Modern VideoFilmColorist Bryan McMahan applies 4K grade to film set to debut at Berlin International Film Festival.
Modern VideoFilm recently provided digital intermediate color grading and finishing services for Director Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups. The new film, whose large, all-star cast includes Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett, will make its world premiere on February 8th at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.
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65th Berlin International Film Festival selects Aspera for fast, secure file-based film delivery
IBM today announced that Aspera has been selected as an Official Supplier for the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, taking place on 5 - 15 February 2015. As one of the most important events for the international film industry, Berlinale attracts more than 300,000 attendees from around the world, and screens some 400 films of every genre, length and format. This year’s festival will see various iconic films screened in 4K resolution -- including Goldfinger (1964) and In Cold Blood (1967) -- requiring a high-speed transport solution capable of moving large amounts of data.
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NY's WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika Precision
News: NY's WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika PrecisionAArmadillo supplies Mistika Precision Panels for Expanding Grading Department
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Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 Goyas
News: Awards News - Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 GoyasPost produced entirely using SGO's Mistika, suspense thriller Marshland is Spain's film of the year, nominated for seventeen Goya Awards. Best Special Effects nominee for his role as colorist and digital effects supervisor, Juan Ventura Pecellín remarked, Mistika's impressive capabilities helped us to achieve a 100% realistic look which was nothing less than spectacular.”
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ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTION
News: ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTIONCinematographer John Sharaf, principal of Atlanta digital production facility John Sharaf Photography, has purchased two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders that are immediately available to the region’s burgeoning production community.
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Archimedia Announces Atlas Player Support for 4K 60p and HDR Content on Any Display
Archimedia Technology, a company whose applications bring precise multiformat viewing to the professional's desktop, TV, UHDTV, and SDI infrastructure, today announced the release of Atlas 3.1.1, the newest version of its full-featured precision media player. Atlas now makes it possible to watch 4K 60p content encoded in practically any format from all kinds of sources and manufacturers on all kinds of displays. That capability is a breakthrough for anyone in the media and entertainment industry — from technorati to producers to executives to archivists to lawyers — who until now had no way to view 4K 60p and high dynamic range content outside of the edit suite where it was created without first transcoding it to a smaller format to suit hardware limitations.
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Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
News: Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/RecorderFlorida-based cinematographer Michael Minock recently shot a narrative short about human trafficking, Don’t Look Away, with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The 25-minute film will be submitted to film festivals and provided free of charge to organizations that specialize in caring for and rehabilitating victims of the crime.
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Congratulations to Sundance Films Completed Using Blackmagic Design Products
News: Congratulations to Sundance Films Completed Using Blackmagic Design ProductsBlackmagic Design would like to congratulate the large number of films in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival competition that were shot and finished using Blackmagic Design products. Some of the most anticipated movies at the upcoming festival were shot using Blackmagic Design cameras, including Oscar winner Daniel Junge and Johnny Knoxville’s "Being Evel,” while more than 20 films at this year’s festival were color graded using DaVinci Resolve.
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Alchemist OD Brings One Direction to the Big Screen
News: Alchemist OD Brings One Direction to the Big ScreenVirtual Post relies on Snell software standards converter to handle challenging low frame rate conversion for 'Where We Are: The Concert Film'
Virtual Post, the recently formed UK post production facility headed up by conversion expert Jon Lee, recently carried out high quality standards conversion on Snell's Alchemist OD to bring HD footage shot at pop band One Direction's San Siro Stadium, Milan concert in June 2014 to a worldwide cinema audience.
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PR: AJA Boosts Telestream Wirecast Support w/ New v12.1 Software for KONA & Io
News: PR: AJA Boosts Telestream Wirecast Support w/ New v12.1 Software for KONA & IoExpanded Range of AJA Products Support Wirecast 5.x and 6.x Releases With Multi Channel HD Inputs and More
With the release of its new KONA and Io v12.1 Software, AJA Video Systems has dramatically extended support for Telestream Wirecast 5.x and 6.x with multi-channel HD inputs or 4K/UltraHD support on both Windows and Mac OS X. AJA's new Wirecast Plug-in replaced the previously released limited version, and now offers support for a range of AJA hardware products extended to include: Io XT, Io 4K, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, KONA 3G and KONA 4, offering more flexibility to Wirecast users.
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AJA Releases New Unified KONA and Io Software Delivering Multi-Platform Support for Third Party Solutions
News: AJA Releases New Unified KONA and Io Software Delivering Multi-Platform Support for Third Party SolutionsNew v12.1 Release Combines AJA Device Driver and Plug-in Installers
AJA Video Systems today released new v12.1 software for Mac and Windows, for the first time providing a single unified all-in-one device driver and Plug-in installer per platform for all currently shipping AJA edit and streaming hardware. The new software supports a broad range of AJA products including KONA 4, KONA 3G, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, Io 4K, Io XT, Io Express and T-TAP(TM).
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Call for Papers Opens for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)
Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Be Accepted Until 15 February
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers®, the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has opened the call for papers for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Technicolor-PostWorks Acquires The Room
News: Technicolor-PostWorks Acquires The RoomThe Room founder Ben Murray assumes new role as VP of Creative Services.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York, the East Coast’s most comprehensive independent supplier of post-production services for film and television, today announces that it has acquired The Room, the high-performance finishing studio that has been hosted on its premises for the past three years.
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Pond5 Launches the Public Domain Project With 80,000 Free Media Clips
The collection includes 10,000 free video clips, all formatted in 4K or Full HD.
Pond5, the world’s leading online marketplace for royalty-free video footage, announced today the launch of the Pond5 Public Domain Project, the first library of free public domain content designed specifically for media makers. The initial collection includes 10,000 video clips, 65,000 photos, thousands of sound recordings, and hundreds of 3D models.
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Czech Television upgrades to Pablo Rio for high quality color and finishing
State broadcaster Czech Television, has upgraded one of its long-serving Quantel eQ finishing systems to a turnkey Pablo Rio 4K system. Pablo Rio will be used for high quality color and finishing of Czech Television's episodic TV programs and local movie productions. The Czech Television network includes channels, CT 1, CT 2, CT 24, CT sport, CT :D, and CT art.
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Contemporary Living Network series to showcase travel aboard cruise ships.
News: Contemporary Living Network series to showcase travel aboard cruise ships.Contemporary Living Network, Inc. announces April Simpson as the Host and Co-Producer of Cruisin!, a series to bring the experience and fun of cruising to our viewers, especially first time cruisers. Remarkably only 3% of all Americans have taken a cruise when it’s one of the most cost effective and relaxing forms of vacationing. Cruisin! is here to make sense of the dizzying array of cruise lines, ships, food, spas, itineraries, entertainment and ports of call. There are literally thousands of options for today’s cruise travelers and it can be a challenge, especially for first time cruisers, to choose the right vacation. April will be your guide to help you pick the right ships and itineraries to suit your tastes.
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JVC To Demonstrate GY-LS300 4K Camera at Sundance
News: JVC To Demonstrate GY-LS300 4K Camera at SundanceJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate the new GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35mm camcorder for filmmakers attending the 2015 Sundance Film Festival at the New York Lounge in Park City, Utah, Jan. 23-26. Designed with cinematographers, documentarians, and photographers in mind, the GY-LS300 features a JVC 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor and records 4K Ultra HD, Full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD, and Web-friendly proxy formats to non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC media cards.
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The Look invests in second Pablo Rio system for 4K color and finishing
News: The Look invests in second Pablo Rio system for 4K color and finishingLondon high-end picture post facility boosts its 4K workflow with Quantel
Leading Soho-based high-end picture post facility, The Look, has purchased a second Quantel Pablo Rio 4K high quality color and finishing system. The Pablo Rio will operate alongside the facility's existing Pablo Rio 4K and Pablo systems to form the backbone of its longform and trailer work. In 2014, the facility worked on over 40 cinema trailers, 8 feature films, highly acclaimed TV drama 'Quirke' for BBC One, as well as commercials for major brands such as Hiscox and Google.
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SetMeUp Delivers Fast, Powerful and Affordable On-Set Acquisition, Storage and Management Capabilities
News: SetMeUp Delivers Fast, Powerful and Affordable On-Set Acquisition, Storage and Management CapabilitiesSetMeUp integrates Cinedeck and axle Video technologies for multi-channel capture/playback, radically simple content management, plus 18TB of ingest storage
Cinedeck and axle Video (www.axlevideo.com) today launched SetMeUp (www.setmeup.tv), a complete, pre-packaged, cost-effective HD and 4K/UHDTV on-set workflow solution enabling acquisition/playback, radically simple media management and ingest storage for live and episodic broadcast TV production.
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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Used to Shoot Pseudo Echo's 'Ultraviolet' Music Video
News: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Used to Shoot Pseudo Echo's 'Ultraviolet' Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K was used to shoot Australian new wave band Pseudo Echo’s music video for the title track off their new album “Ultraviolet.” Shot entirely on green screen, Melbourne, Australia based production company Final Focus required a 4K camera that delivered Ultra HD cinematic images at an affordable cost.
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Bluefish444 Announces Epoch | 4K Neutron Support for Adobe CC
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced Epoch 4K Neutron and Epoch Neutron video card support for Adobe Creative Cloud video applications.
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NCIS: NOLA with Rob Kerkovich
News: NCIS: NOLA with Rob KerkovichToday we invite Rob Kerkovich actor, writer who plays Sebastian from the massive CBS show NCIS: New Orleans. We discuss the creativity behind acting and how he develops his character. Rob shares his journey from college to comedy troupe to network television and more. Then Paul Antico joins us to discuss his experience with the controversial Atomos Shogun 4K recorder.
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4K Studios Uses Blackmagic Design Ultra HD Workflow to Deliver 4K Streaming Media
News: 4K Studios Uses Blackmagic Design Ultra HD Workflow to Deliver 4K Streaming MediaBlackmagic Design today announced that San Francisco based 4K Studios is using a Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, ATEM Production Studio 4K and DaVinci Resolve, as well as a number of additional Blackmagic Design products, to help support its 4K workflow. 4K Studios converts existing media and creates original materials for its new Ultra HD network, UltraFlix.
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Bluefish444 Announces Epoch | 4K Neutron Support for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH v8.2
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced Epoch 4K Neutron and Epoch Neutron video card support for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH v8.2.
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Digital Vision Appoint Sam Florey As Part Of Regional Growth
News: Digital Vision Appoint Sam Florey As Part Of Regional GrowthDigital Vision has announced the appointment of Sam Florey as Head of Sales for the Asia Pacific region. Sam will be working closely with Peter Charles and Felipe Muraca and will be responsible for developing and managing channel partners in the region.
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Canon U.S.A.’s Larry Thorpe Honored With Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Emmy® Award
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today that Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe has received the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering. The award was presented during the 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.
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axle Drive™, Media Management Hub for $995
News: axle Drive™, Media Management Hub for $995Complete professional and prosumer solution for video, photos, PDFs at CES StorageVisions
axle Video , the pioneer in radically simple media management, today launched axle Drive, a revolutionary low-cost appliance designed for today’s media explosion.
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Bluefish444 Announces Epoch | 4K Neutron Support of AVID Media Composer 8
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced Epoch 4K Neutron and Epoch Neutron video card support for AVID Media Composer 8 and Bluefish444's own Fluid DNxHD ingeSTore complementary software.
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Muse VFX Installs Fusion 7 Studio in Its Hollywood Pipeline
News: Muse VFX Installs Fusion 7 Studio in Its Hollywood PipelineBlackmagic Design today announced that Muse VFX has expanded its Fusion pipeline to include Fusion 7 Studio. Fusion 7 Studio will be used for VFX on all of Muse VFX’s projects, including CBS’s “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans,” as well as MTV's “Teen Wolf” hit television shows.
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JVC To Showcase 4KCAM Product Line at CES 2015
News: JVC To Showcase 4KCAM Product Line at CES 2015JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate the GY-LS300 and GY-HM200, two of its new 4KCAM camcorders, in the JVCKENWOOD booth (1711) at the 2015 International CES, which runs Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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HP Debuts Virtual Reality Display Reducing the Barriers Between Digital and Physical World
Expands Computer Monitor Portfolio With Ultra High-Definition and Curved Displays
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today expanded its portfolio of computer monitors with an interactive virtual reality display, 4K and 5K ultra high-definition displays and curved displays for consumers and professionals. Designed to immerse users into a variety of digital experiences, the new products include:
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Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage and Seagate 6TB HDDs together achieve an outstanding performance
News: Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage and Seagate 6TB HDDs together achieve an outstanding performanceSeagate 6TB SAS hard disk drive ST6000NM0034 recommended for Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage product line
With the growing need for large capacity and high performance storage solution within the post production industry, Accusys ExaSAN and Seagate, the two leaders in storage field had tested and jointly announced that the Seagate ST6000NM0034 SAS 6TB HDDs is compatible with the whole ExaSAN product family and makes it more powerful than ever. Especially for the ExaSAN A16S3-PS RAID storage, while configured with the Seagate enterprise SAS drives, it can provide a reading performance up to 2685MB/s and a writing speed at an average of 1840MB/s when processing a 10bit 16 GB 4K file, which makes the storage solution a powerful support for post production experts.
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izon and STREAM TV TEAM UP FOR GLASSES-FREE 3D PRODUCT LAUNCH
Stream TV Networks, Inc.™ is pleased to announce that U.S. television maker IZON, LLC has committed to a 2015 release of Ultra-D enabled products in collaboration with Stream TV. IZON had previously explored other 3D solutions but has decided with Stream TV to mutually combine capabilities in the 3D industry. During recent months, the companies have worked closely together to create displays of various sizes for both the commercial and consumer markets.
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AJA CION is Shipping
News: AJA CION is ShippingMaximize production and minimize post with the easiest 4K workflow yet
AJA Video Systems’ CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, CION™ is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p, and offers compatibility with a wide range of post production applications. CION also outputs AJA Raw HFR at up to 4K/120p. CION is the only 4K/UltraHD camera available that captures internally to 12-bit ProRes 444.
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Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera, Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera, and Canon Lenses Capture Cinematic Images for Death Row Stories, a CNN Originals Television Documentary
News: Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera, Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera, and Canon Lenses Capture Cinematic Images for Death Row Stories, a CNN Originals Television DocumentaryThe rich color palettes and creative lensing typically seen in feature films is becoming increasingly common for documentaries thanks to the EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Director of photography (DP) Antonio Rossi used both of these cameras – and an assortment of Canon Cinema and EF-series lenses – to capture stylized, cinematic footage for Death Row Stories, an eight-part CNN Originals series about America’s most compelling capital murder cases. The series is executive produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, and by Alex Gibney, Dave Snyder, Stacey Offman, and Brad Hebert for Jigsaw Productions. Gibney also directs the series, with Isaac Bolden as producer.
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Biscardi Creative Announces Lower Rates for Long Form Editorial
Rates starting as low as $75/hour for including documentaries, episodics, reality and features.
Biscardi Creative Media announces new editorial pricing for long form projects. Editorial rates starting as low as $75/hour for projects that book a minimum of 8 weeks editorial time.
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MAGIX Fastcut - Straight to the action
News: MAGIX Fastcut - Straight to the actionVideo editing optimized for action cams
Make every adventure truly unforgettable with MAGIX Fastcut: The new video editing software optimized for GoPro and other action cams. Anyone can use Fastcut's editing templates and extensive features, designed specifically for editing action cam footage, to make action-packed movies in no time at all. Regardless of whether you are a mountain biker, skier or surfer, Fastcut makes it possible for everyone to set the perfect stage for their adventures.
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CELLO Electronics Adopts Stream TV Technology
UK Manufacturer to Produce Glasses-Free 3D Televisions for European Markets
UK television manufacturer Cello Electronics is pleased to announce that it is adding Stream TV Networks’ glasses-free 3D technology to its product line. The televisions, initially ranging from 50 to 65 inches in size, utilise 4K panels for maximum clarity and feature real-time conversion into the special Ultra-D™ format from any 2D or 3D source.
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Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7
News: Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7Flexible Built-in Cloud Support Lets Users Leverage Private and Public Resources
Thinkbox Software today announced that Deadline 7 is now available across platforms. The latest version of the scalable high-volume compute management solution boasts built-in VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) capabilities, which allow artists, architects and engineers to harness resources in both public and private clouds.
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Press Release - Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage and Seagate 6TB HDDs together achieve an outstanding performance
News: Press Release - Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage and Seagate 6TB HDDs together achieve an outstanding performanceSeagate 6TB SAS hard disk drive ST6000NM0034 recommended for Accusys ExaSAN RAID storage product line
With the growing need for large capacity and high performance storage solution within the post production industry, Accusys ExaSAN and Seagate, the two leaders in storage field had tested and jointly announced that the Seagate ST6000NM0034 SAS 6TB HDDs is compatible with the whole ExaSAN product family and makes it more powerful than ever. Especially for the ExaSAN A16S3-PS RAID storage, while configured with the Seagate enterprise SAS drives, it can provide a reading performance up to 2685MB/s and a writing speed at an average of 1840MB/s when processing a 10bit 16 GB 4K file, which makes the storage solution a powerful support for post production experts.
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Roundabout Entertainment, Hollywood, Gears For 4K With Leader LV5490
News: Roundabout Entertainment, Hollywood, Gears For 4K With Leader LV5490Roundabout Entertainment, one of Hollywood's most highly respected film and television production support companies, has invested in a LEADER LV5490 SD/HD/4K waveform monitor in response to accelerating interest in ultra-high-definition content creation.
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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Used to Shoot Hilary Duff’s ‘All About You’ Music Video
News: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Used to Shoot Hilary Duff’s ‘All About You’ Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that the Production Camera 4K and Cinema Camera were used to shoot Hilary Duff’s “All About You” lyric music video. The music video was shot by LA based production company Nightjar, which is helmed by brothers Felix and Julian Mack and specializes in creating multimedia content, including video, animation, editing and sound.
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Damon Gameau’s "That Sugar Film" Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced that actor and director Damon Gameau’s new documentary “That Sugar Film” was shot using the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K. The documentary was also graded using DaVinci Resolve and premiered in competition at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in November.
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Moody Gardens Installs Christie Laser Projection
News: Moody Gardens Installs Christie Laser ProjectionMG3D Theater Features MDI 60 by 80-foot White Screen Lit Up by Christie 4K 6P Laser and Viewed With Infitec GmBH 3D Glasses
D3D Cinema and Moody Gardens have announced the grand opening of the MG3D Laser Theater at Moody Gardens, the first institution in the world to feature a giant screen 6-Primary (6P) laser projection system. Audiences will now experience films on a world-class 60 by 80-foot white screen – the largest in Texas – at nearly three and a half times brighter than the current industry standard, with vibrant colors and new 3D glasses technology. The 6P laser-illuminated 4K-resolution 3D dual projector system is manufactured by Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays. The 6P eyewear is designed and manufactured by Infitec GmbH. The 1.4 gain premium white screen was provided by MDI.
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Broadcast Media Group Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Capture 4K Video of Mississippi State Football Team
News: Broadcast Media Group Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Capture 4K Video of Mississippi State Football TeamBroadcast Media Group is a full service production shop based in Starkville, MS. The company works with clients nationwide, and also provides production services for projects to sister company Tellos Creative, a full service advertising agency. For the past three years, BMG worked with client Mississippi State University to produce a :60-second in-stadium video that plays on massive 110 foot screens at the beginning of each home football game. This year, BMG also produced the video of player’s headshots that introduces each player in the game’s lineup.
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SIM Group Acquires Toronto's Pixel Underground
News: SIM Group Acquires Toronto's Pixel UndergroundLatest expansion enables the company to deliver state-of-the-art post production services to Canadian, U.S. and European producers through Toronto facility.
Continuing its rapid expansion, the SIM Group has acquired Toronto post-production facility Pixel Underground and its associated companies FINI Films and stationEX. The move gives SIM Group the ability to deliver complete post production and media distribution services in the Toronto market; Pixel Underground is one of Ontario’s leading providers of post-production services for television including for such shows as Mayday , Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case (Discovery), Nowhere to Hide (Investigation Discovery US) , Food Truck Face Off (Food Network) and American Pickers (History).
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Management Team Purchases Digital Vision
News: Management Team Purchases Digital VisionDigital Vision, the supplier of the world’s best colour grading, restoration and film scanning solutions for the broadcast, film, commercial and archive industries, has been acquired by its management team consisting of Kelvin Bolah, Greg Holland and Claes Westerlund. The acquisition from Swedish company Image Systems, for 6.1 Million SEK, will preserve the heritage of the 26 year old company and provide significant funding for future investment in R&D.
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FotoKem Played Central Role in Post Production of "Interstellar"
News: FotoKem Played Central Role in Post Production of "Interstellar"Christopher Nolan Continues Long Association with Facility for Unprecedented Film-to-Multiplatform Release Model
Celebrated director Christopher Nolan returned to FotoKem to craft unique 35mm and 65mm film finishing pipelines for his epic sci-fi adventure Interstellar. Having completed numerous projects at FotoKem over the years – including the 35mm blowup and re-mastering of Following, the original lab work and re-mastering of Memento, and the home theater release of Inception and The Dark Knight – Nolan’s collaboration with the facility deepened on Interstellar to involve negative processing through film, digital and video finishing, and distribution.
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Accusys ExaSAN and Tiger Technology deliver the ultimate PCIe shared storage solution
News: Accusys ExaSAN and Tiger Technology deliver the ultimate PCIe shared storage solutionTiger Technology certifies Tiger Serve1 appliances with Accusys ExaSAN PCIe standards-based RAID storage and switches to provide ultra high-performance yet cost-effective shared storage systems
Accusys ExaSAN and Tiger Technology, leaders in SAN and high performance shared storage systems, today announced the availability of Tiger Serve1 integrated shared storage workflow controller, tuned and certified for use with Accusys ExaSAN PCIe storage systems. This integrated and custom-engineered solution provides users with a powerful, productivity-boosting, and cost-effective shared storage system that is ideal for the most demanding content-centric workflows including editorial, post-production, colour grading, and high-resolution finishing.
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Goldcrest Post buys Pablo Rio and Pablo PA for 4K
News: Goldcrest Post buys Pablo Rio and Pablo PA for 4KNew York post house chooses Quantel again for high quality color and finishing
Leading USA East Coast creative boutique, Goldcrest Post, has invested in two Quantel Pablo Rio 4K color and finishing systems and Pablo PA conform, preparation and workflow software to provide the ultimate post production workflow at 4K and beyond.
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Advanced Systems Group Explores Real-Time 4K Production
Advanced Systems Group, a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will explore the expanding use of 4K for professional video applications at its annual workshop, “Initiatives in 4K,” on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at the New People Cinema at the New People building in San Francisco. Free presentations begin at 10 a.m., and the workshop includes lunch sponsored by Quantum Corp.
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Blackmagic Design adds 80fps recording to URSA Digital Film Camera
Major update includes 80 fps 4K recording, new 3:1 compressed RAW, frame guides, slow-mo playback, CFast formatting, scrolling menus and much more
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9, a major software update with multiple new features for the Blackmagic URSA digital film camera. This new update has been developed in conjunction with the high end cinematographers that are using URSA cameras for high end work.
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Quantel announces reseller partnership with B&H
Industry leading New York solutions provider B&H joins Quantel partner team for post-production systems
Quantel announced today that is has appointed B&H as its reseller for Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing systems in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Offering new levels of interactivity, Pablo Rio can handle everything demanded of a modern post facility: color correction, editing, effects, finishing and deliverables, including 4K 60p. B&H will be demonstrating a Pablo Rio 4K HFR color and finishing system at the SVG Summit in New York on the 15-16th December.
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Inter BEE 2014: FOR-A to Intro Newest Version of 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera
News: Inter BEE 2014: FOR-A to Intro Newest Version of 4K Variable Frame Rate CameraFOR-A Company Limited will exhibit a range of its 4K compatible solutions at this week’s Inter BEE 2014 show, including: camera, frame rate converter, video switcher, multi viewer and signal processing equipment. The company will also display video archiving, virtual system, camera and file-based technology at Japan’s largest broadcast equipment exhibition. Held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from November 19-21, this year marks the 50th annual exhibition of Inter BEE. FOR-A will be located in Hall 4, Booth #4208.
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