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Telestream Introduces OptiQ Monitor at IBC 2019
Telestream Introduces OptiQ Monitor at IBC 2019
New and radically different approach to video monitoring & analytics provides pervasive monitoring across all geographies; enables delivery of fully monetized, high quality channels
Telestream®(Booth 7.C16 & 7.C14), a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, will introduce its second OptiQ live service. OptiQ Monitor creates major efficiencies in capital and operational expenditure whilst assuring optimum levels of Quality of Service and Quality of Experience for broadcasters, service providers and network operators worldwide.
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Serial Pictures Signs Director and Movement Artist Jon Boogz
Serial Pictures Signs Director and Movement Artist Jon Boogz
Director of commercials, branded entertainment, and music videos is also cofounder of MAI (Movement Art Is) creative dance collective
Director, movement artist, and choreographer Jon Boogz has signed to production company Serial Pictures for director representation for commercials, branded entertainment, and music videos. With a career sweeping across genres, Boogz has an uncanny ability to meld art forms while shedding an impassionate light on social issues affecting the global community.
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JVC Delivers Industry's First Fully Integrated Facebook Live Camcorder with GY-HM250 Upgrade
JVC Delivers Industry's First Fully Integrated Facebook Live Camcorder with GY-HM250 Upgrade
GY-HM250 4KCAM camera family now include Facebook Live menu choice to simplify connection process
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced a major upgrade to its family of GY-HM250 4KCAM compact handheld camcorders that streamlines connectivity to Facebook Live. The free upgrade, available here, includes a new “Facebook Live” menu choice to simplify the connection process, making the GY-HM250 the first fully integrated Facebook Live professional camcorder in the industry.
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Sonnet IBC2019 Show Preview
Sonnet IBC2019 Show Preview
Wide range of products for production and post include 10G Thunderbolt 3 dock, Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe expansion, portable eGPU solutions, 10GbE network, pro card readers, and more
The following preview was issued today by Sonnet Technologies, who will be exhibiting at the IBC Show in Amsterdam, September 13017, Stand 7.D41.
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Maxon Announces Next Generation Cinema 4D Release 21 at Siggraph 2019
Maxon Announces Next Generation Cinema 4D Release 21 at Siggraph 2019
“3D for Whole World” Initiative Delivers Singular Version of Cinema 4D and New Subscription Pricing Options; Feature Updates and Broader Integration with Leading Technology Solutions Empower Creative Workflows for 3D Professionals
Maxon today announced Cinema 4D Release 21 (R21), the next generation of its professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software solution. R21 introduces powerful new capabilities including a completely new Caps and Bevel system, new Field Force dynamics, interface speed enhancements and broader integration with popular hardware and software technologies.
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Autodesk Releases Bifrost for Maya at SIGGRAPH 2019
Autodesk Releases Bifrost for Maya at SIGGRAPH 2019
New Visual Programming Environment in Maya Showcased Alongside Latest Versions of Arnold, 3ds Max, Shotgun and Flame
Today Autodesk announced Bifrost for Maya, available July 31 with Maya 2019.2. Bifrost makes it possible for 3D artists and technical directors to create serious effects in Maya quickly and easily using a new visual programming environment. SIGGRAPH attendees can visit Autodesk at booth #1211 or participate in Autodesk’s Vision Series, July 30-31 for Maya, Arnold, Shotgun Software, Flame and 3ds Max demos and customer presentations.
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World Roller Games Chooses TVU Networks for Coverage of Intense 11-Day Competition
World Roller Games Chooses TVU Networks for Coverage of Intense 11-Day Competition
Multiple TVU solutions helped broadcast events from across 14 venues in Barcelona
TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in live IP video solutions, has announced its involvement in the broadcast of the world’s largest event for roller sports, the 2019 World Roller Games in Barcelona, Spain.
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Seoul International Film Festival Partners with South African Embassy to Present South African Heritage Day
Seoul International Film Festival Partners with South African Embassy to Present South African Heritage Day
Event takes place during Seoul International Film Festival, September 24, 2019
Seoul International Film Festival and the Embassy of South Africa have partnered to present Showcase: South Africa, a celebration of South African filmmaking and culture. The event will be held of Heritage Day, Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 from 17:00 to 22:00 at Emu Artspace in Jongno-gu.
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Kathrin Lausch Leads CVLT Production as VP of Production and Client Services
Kathrin Lausch Leads CVLT Production as VP of Production and Client Services
Lausch brings two decades of experience as an award-winning Executive Producer after tenures with first-class production and post companies, collaborating with brand clients such as Lexus, Puma, Perrier and Infiniti
New York and LA-based content creation studio CVLTProduction has tapped Kathrin Lausch to lead as VP Of Production and Client Services. She will also assume the same role for creative imaging sister company Urban Studio to meet the diverse needs and cross medium expansion of their growing clientele.
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Cisco Live Records Technical Sessions with 63 Panasonic AW-UE70 4K Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras
Cisco Live Records Technical Sessions with 63 Panasonic AW-UE70 4K Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras
AW-SF200 Auto Tracking software enables Panasonic professional PTZ cameras to automatically track presenters via face and body detection
Cisco Live, the annual customer conference under the aegis of Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA), has upgraded its session capture with the use of more than five dozen Panasonic AW-UE70W/K 4K/HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras with AW-SF200 Auto Tracking software. This state-of-the-art software enables Panasonic professional PTZ cameras to automatically track presenters via face and body detection, now with deep learning technology.
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Anne Gordon Returns to Hooligan as Director of Development
Anne Gordon Returns to Hooligan as Director of DevelopmentCreative post-production company Hooligan has hired Anne Gordon as Director of Development. The appointment reunites Gordon with her longtime friends and former Chinagraph partners Kane Platt, Rosemary Quigley, and Eric Carlson. As Director of Development at Hooligan, Gordon will take on a multi-faceted role managing new business development, client relations, communications, and operations.
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OptiTrack Reveals New Skeletal Solver at SIGGRAPH 2019
OptiTrack Reveals New Skeletal Solver at SIGGRAPH 2019
Artifact-free, real-time character animation will be demonstrated in OptiTrack’s SIGGRAPH booth #1341
OptiTrack today announced that it will debut its brand new skeletal solver at SIGGRAPH 2019, bringing artifact-free, real-time character animation to its optical motion capture systems. The solver will be demonstrated in OptiTrack’s SIGGRAPH booth #1341, with OptiTrack Prime cameras tracking performers in the volume.
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Westlife’s The Twenty Tour uses Blackmagic Design live solution
Westlife’s The Twenty Tour uses Blackmagic Design live solution
Six Teranex Mini HDMI to SDI 12G converters were used to take the 4K animated content from the computer, while an ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, paired with the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, was used for vision mixing, with two Blackmagic MultiView 16 providing preview
Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Mini Pro 4.6K digital film cameras and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K were used as part of a live production workflow by The LED Shed on the UK and Ireland legs of Westlife’s The Twenty Tour.
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Laundry Welcomes Monica Reimold As Executive Producer
Laundry Welcomes Monica Reimold As Executive Producer
Previously Exec Producer at Ranger & Fox, as well as at Psyop, spearheading projects for Coca-Cola, Xbox, and Airbnb among many others
Design-driven animation & production company Laundry has hired Monica Reimold as Executive Producer. She brings more than a decade of experience in commercials, branded content, and new media. Based in Laundry’s San Francisco office, Reimold will oversee sales, marketing, client relations, and in-house production operations.
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Seoul To Host Its First International Film Festival Since 2008
Seoul To Host Its First International Film Festival Since 2008
Festival runs September 20-26, tickets now on sale
After going more than a decade without one and while Busan’s grew at an incredible rate, Seoul is once again home to an international film festival.
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Arena TV Streamlines Simultaneous HDR and SDR Production with AJA FS-HDR
Arena TV Streamlines Simultaneous HDR and SDR Production with AJA FS-HDR
Recently deployed during the FA Cup Final broadcast, the workflow harnesses AJA’s FS-HDR HDR converter/frame sync, FS4 converter/frame-sync, and Hi5-4K-Plus Mini-Converters
As broadcasters across Europe look to reinvigorate the audience experience, production professionals are rapidly getting on board with HDR. Although HDR displays are not yet standard in most homes, video acquired in HDR and delivered in SDR can still enhance the viewing experience, which has production teams looking at how they can best deliver simultaneous live HDR and SDR feeds.
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Anhui Orange Media completes live grading and streaming for China’s Douyu Carnival 2019 with DaVinci Resolve
Anhui Orange Media completes live grading and streaming for China’s Douyu Carnival 2019 with DaVinci Resolve
Streaming for the three day event, which had more than 310 million views, was done using DeckLink 8K Pro, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and HyperDeck Studio Pro
Blackmagic Design today announced that Anhui Orange Media completed live grading for Douyu Carnival 2019, a pan entertainment cultural festival hosted by China’s streaming giant Douyu, with DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel. Streaming for the three day event, which had more than 310 million views, was done using DeckLink 8K Pro, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and HyperDeck Studio Pro.
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MASV Announces Integration With Adobe Premiere Pro For Ultra-Fast Client Deliveries
MASV Announces Integration With Adobe Premiere Pro For Ultra-Fast Client Deliveries
New MASV Extension for Premiere Pro Accelerates Large File Transfer for Video Professionals
MASV (pronounced MASSIVE), the world leader in cloud delivery of enormous video files, today announced a new extension for Adobe® Premiere® Pro. This extension simplifies the delivery of large video projects by embedding MASV’s accelerated cloud transfer technology directly within Premiere Pro.
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Evolve Integrated Finishing with New AI Tools in Flame Family 2020.1
Evolve Integrated Finishing with New AI Tools in Flame Family 2020.1
Flame Family 2020.1 update for Flame, Flare and Flare Assist
Introducing the Flame Family 2020.1 update for Autodesk Flame, Flare and Flare Assist, featuring new creative tools targeted at accelerating workflows, increasing productivity and streamlining organization. Building on the recently released machine learning-powered Z Depth Map Generator and Human Face Normal Map Generator, Flame 2020.1 provides artists with more unique ways to isolate and modify common objects in moving footage for color grading and compositing purposes, including new sky extraction tools.
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‘Quezon’s Game’ Edited and Graded in DaVinci Resolve; Shot on Blackmagic Design Cameras
‘Quezon’s Game’ Edited and Graded in DaVinci Resolve; Shot on Blackmagic Design Cameras
The film, shot and directed by longtime filmmaker Matthew Rosen and produced by ABS-CBN Film Productions, tells the story of the Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon and his plan to shelter Jewish refugees fleeing from Nazi Germany
Blackmagic Design announced today that Matthew Rosen’s film “Quezon’s Game” was shot using Blackmagic Design cameras, with editing and color correction done in DaVinci Resolve Studio. The Philippine historical drama was released worldwide in May of 2019 and has received more than 20 international film awards.
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ftrack Brings Real-time Workflows to SIGGRAPH 2019
ftrack Brings Real-time Workflows to SIGGRAPH 2019
New developments include support for real-time project management in Unreal Engine and Unity.
ftrack, creator of the production tracking and media review platform for creatives, will demonstrate several new features at this year’s SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles.
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Gearhouse Broadcast France appoints Delphine Criscione as Technical Director
Gearhouse Broadcast France appoints Delphine Criscione as Technical Director
Former Head of Technical Support at Euromedia to oversee Gearhouse’s RF department and flyaway systems
Gearhouse Broadcast France, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has appointed Delphine Criscione as its Technical Director. Delphine will oversee all the technical aspects of the French division of the company, as well as Gearhouse’s specialist RF department and its popular flyaway systems.
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Hitachi Kokusai Z-HD5500 Cameras Enable ‘Stunning’ IMAG and Streaming Quality for Calgary’s First Alliance Church
Hitachi Kokusai Z-HD5500 Cameras Enable ‘Stunning’ IMAG and Streaming Quality for Calgary’s First Alliance Church
New HDTV cameras cost-effectively overcome video acquisition challenges of LED-lit environment while providing exceptional operational versatility
80-year-old First Alliance Church (FAC) in Calgary, Alberta produces two distinct live video feeds of their services, each optimized for a particular purpose – image magnification (IMAG) to enrich the worship experience for on-site visitors, and online streaming to reach congregants unable to attend in person. Overhauling their production infrastructure to HD, FAC purchased four Z-HD5500 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to capture high-quality video for both applications while accurately reproducing the church’s rich LED lighting effects.
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RE:Vision Effects announces added support for FilmLight's Baselight, Autodesk Flame, and Blackmagic Fusion 16
RE:Vision Effects announces added support for FilmLight's Baselight, Autodesk Flame, and Blackmagic Fusion 16
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plugin industry leader and makers of Academy Award-winning software, announces plugin support for Blackmagic Design Fusion 16 and Resolve 16, FilmLight's Baselight, and Autodesk systems
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plugin industry leader and makers of Academy Award-winning software, announces plugin support for Blackmagic Design Fusion 16 and Resolve 16, FilmLight's Baselight, and Autodesk systems.
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Daniel Pernikoff Joins Framestore’s Chicago office as Senior Art Director
Daniel Pernikoff Joins Framestore’s Chicago office as Senior Art Director
Previous projects include AMC's Hell on Wheels, Comedy Central rebrand, and 25K display for Microsoft flagshsip store launch
Framestore’s Chicago office is thrilled to welcome Senior Art Director Daniel Pernikoff to the growing team. Pernikoff has worked in the visual effects and motion industry for over 15 years as an art director, lead compositor, and animator across film, television, and advertising.
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IBC2019: TVU Networks Announces Advances in AI, 4K60fps and HDR Transmission, and Remote Production
IBC2019: TVU Networks Announces Advances in AI, 4K60fps and HDR Transmission, and Remote Production
New Internet-Based Encoder TVU G-Link 4K and 4K HDR Version of TVU One Mobile Transmitter Make IBC Debut
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, will showcase 4K, HDR, 5G and AI advances for live video acquisition, cloud and remote production at its stand at the IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) this fall. TVU Networks will exhibit in Hall 2, Stand B28 during the show.
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ATTO Technology and Viking Enterprise Solutions Announce Certification Partnership and Industry-Leading Performance Testing Results
ATTO Technology and Viking Enterprise Solutions Announce Certification Partnership and Industry-Leading Performance Testing Results
Technology Collaboration for an All-Flash, High-Performance Storage Appliance Ideal for Content Creation and Media Workflows
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions, and Viking Enterprise Solutions, providers of advanced data center products including storage server appliances, today announced a partnership to combine their cutting-edge products. The collaboration will result in a certified, fully integrated and high-performance storage solution that is ideal for content creation and media workflows.
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Magic Leap Set to Premiere Experimental, Spatial Computing Experience at SIGGRAPH 2019
Magic Leap Set to Premiere Experimental, Spatial Computing Experience at SIGGRAPH 2019
‘Undersea’ Uses Room-scale Spatial Computing to Bring the Sea to Life
Magic Leap will premiere an all-new Spatial Computing experience for Magic Leap One, “Undersea,” at SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles. The Magic Leap One is a lightweight, wearable spatial computer that enriches your experience in the real world with digital content, in everything from commerce and entertainment to communications and productivity.
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New World Symphony to WALLCAST 4K HDR Concerts Live with AJA 12G-SDI Solutions
New World Symphony to WALLCAST 4K HDR Concerts Live with AJA 12G-SDI Solutions
NWS is updating its WALLCAST production to 4K HDR this summer and leaning on 12G-SDI technology from AJA, driving three Christie 35,000 lumen 4K projectors
New World Symphony’s mission is simple: share the beauty of classical music as widely as possible. With this in mind, the Miami-based orchestral academy launched its WALLCAST® series over 10 years ago and will celebrate its 100th Wallcast ™ on October 12, 2019. Each production translates live concert hall performances into simulcasts viewed by thousands of people in outdoor event space SoundScape Park. To elevate the audience experience, NWS is updating its WALLCAST production to 4K HDR this summer and leaning on 12G-SDI technology from AJA.
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Boris FX Showcases New Tools Accelerated for Compositing, Visual Effects, and Motion Graphics at SIGGRAPH 2019, Booth #1011
Boris FX Showcases New Tools Accelerated for Compositing, Visual Effects, and Motion Graphics at SIGGRAPH 2019, Booth #1011
Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro releases add updated lens flare designer, real-time Particle Illusion emitter engine, and GPU-accelerated object removes; Booth #1011
The award-winning team at Boris FX will demo the newest versions of flagship visual effects plug-ins (2019.5), Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro, at SIGGRAPH (Booth 1011), July 30-August 1, 2019, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Telestream Announces Completed Integration of Tektronix Video
Telestream Announces Completed Integration of Tektronix Video
Extended product portfolio spotlights customer support across wide range of linear broadcast and OTT ABR video monitoring applications
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced that the combination of Telestream and Tektronix’s video test, monitoring and quality assurance solutions for the broadcast and digital media markets into Telestream has been completed. “Customers should be comfortable that any investment in Telestream or Tektronix video monitoring technology is sound. If we are selling it, we are investing in it,” said Scott Puopolo, Chief Executive Officer of Telestream.
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Ikegami to demonstrate HQLM-3125X 4K-UHD master monitor and HDR option for HLM-60 series at IBC
Ikegami to demonstrate HQLM-3125X 4K-UHD master monitor and HDR option for HLM-60 series at IBC
Ikegami to demonstrate HQLM-3125X 4K-UHD master monitor and HDR option for HLM-60 series at IBC, Sept. 13-17, Stand 12.A31

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The Human Effect of Tech: SIGGRAPH 2019 Shines Light on Adaptive Technology
The Human Effect of Tech: SIGGRAPH 2019 Shines Light on Adaptive Technology
From Research Innovations to Interactive Installations, Conference Showcases How Tech Is Helping Humans
SIGGRAPH 2019 announces programming focused around Adaptive Technology, a new focus area for its upcoming Los Angeles conference. Participants can discover the latest innovations with the potential to help humans of the future adapt during the 28 July–1 August event at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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ETribez Casting Platform Achieves Stunning 300th TV Show Milestone: Unique, Cloud-Based Solution Is Used by the World's Top Producers of Non-Scripted Television Content
ETribez Casting Platform Achieves Stunning 300th TV Show Milestone: Unique, Cloud-Based Solution Is Used by the World's Top Producers of Non-Scripted Television Content
eTribez platform now been incorporated into the pipeline of its 300th television program worldwide
eTribez, the company behind the world’s most successful Cloud-based Casting solution for producers of non-scripted television content has accomplished a stunning achievement: The company’s Casting Platform has now been incorporated into the production pipeline of its 300th television program, worldwide. The announcement was made today by Eli Abayan, CEO/Co-Founder, eTribez, Inc.
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SMPTE Accepting Technical Manuscripts for Publication Consideration in SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal
SMPTE Accepting Technical Manuscripts for Publication Consideration in SMPTE Motion Imaging Journalstrong>SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, is seeking technical manuscripts for peer review and possible publication in upcoming issues of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.
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Telestream’s Lightspeed Live Stream Helps Auburn University Stream Sports Events, Graduations, Building Fan Engagement
Telestream’s Lightspeed Live Stream Helps Auburn University Stream Sports Events, Graduations, Building Fan Engagement
Auburn also uses Lightspeed Live Capture to record live event video to archival storage
Telestream®, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced that Auburn University—a US-based public research university in Auburn, AL—has chosen Lightspeed Live Stream to live stream special events, such as graduation ceremonies, sports events and other activities. Lightspeed Live Stream takes live video feeds from production switchers, video routers, ISO cameras, or other sources and streams them simultaneously to the University’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels, as well as its own website.
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LiveU Matrix Gives Broadcasters Free Access to NASA TV's Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Live Feed
LiveU Matrix Gives Broadcasters Free Access to NASA TV's Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Live Feed
Content-rich video management & distribution service enables broadcasters to pick up live content over IP
On Friday, July 19th, NASA TV will broadcast "NASA's Giant Leaps: Past and Future – Celebrating Apollo 50th as we Go Forward to the Moon," a live special highlighting the most-celebrated mission to the moon. Broadcasters will have the ability to pick up the official NASA live feed over IP for free via the LiveU Matrix content management and distribution service.
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AJA FS-HDR Powers First-Ever Simultaneous UltraHD HDR / HD SDR Broadcast for South Korean Audiences
AJA FS-HDR Powers First-Ever Simultaneous UltraHD HDR / HD SDR Broadcast for South Korean AudiencesAJA Video Systems helped power the exploration into the endangered habitats of bears and the global crises that threaten the species recently aired in a landmark broadcast event for South Korean audiences. In January 2019, leading domestic television network MBC broadcast “Bear,” an episodic nature documentary series exploring the impact of climate change and urbanization on pandas, grizzlies, polar bears and beyond. This marked the first simultaneous broadcast of HDR and SDR programming in South Korea, providing audiences with UltraHD HDR displays the opportunity to view the engaging wildlife documentary in more vibrant and vivid hues in a wider dynamic range.
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Framestore ‘Stays High’ with Kim Gehrig for Brittany Howard’s debut music video
Framestore ‘Stays High’ with Kim Gehrig for Brittany Howard’s debut music video
Alabama Shakes frontwoman debut solo music video offers tribute to her late father, featuring actor Terry Crews
The latest collaboration between Framestore and director Kim Gehrig is for Brittany Howard’s debut solo music video for ‘Stay High’ which features a colour grade and subtle VFX by the creative studio. A tribute to the singer’s late father, the beautifully-stylised music video stars actor Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Expendables) as a man finishing a day’s work and returning home to his family.
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Ben Hausdorff shoots Pentatonix and Kirstin Maldonado music videos with Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Ben Hausdorff shoots Pentatonix and Kirstin Maldonado music videos with Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Video for "Evolution of Ariana Grande" was one of YouTube's fastest trending videos: over 5 million views in its first month
Blackmagic Design today announced director and videographer Ben Hausdorff used the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to shoot music videos for Pentatonix’s new Ariana Grande medley. Hausdorff also used the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to shoot Kirstin Maldonado’s upcoming music video for her cover of Selena’s ‘I Could Fall in Love.’
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Custom Consoles announces latest refinements to MediaWall, Module-R and SystemTwo
Custom Consoles announces latest refinements to MediaWall, Module-R and SystemTwoCustom Consoles will exhibit the latest refinements to its MediaWall studio monitor mounting frames and Module-R control room furniture on stand 8.B38 at IBC 2019 Amsterdam, September 13th-17th. Also on show will be an enhanced version of the SystemTwo motorised height-adjustable edit-suite desk with greater lifting power.
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DP Daron Keet & Director Lije Sarki Shoot Indie Feature Concrete Kids with VariCam LTs in Available Light at Night
DP Daron Keet & Director Lije Sarki Shoot Indie Feature Concrete Kids with VariCam LTs in Available Light at Night
Now streaming on Amazon Prime, the low-budget feature from The Orchard was shot by cinematographer Daron Keet with VariCam LTs in available light mainly at night
Part Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves, part Goonies on skateboards, director Lije Sarki’s Concrete Kids tells the story of two nine-year-old boys from Venice, CA, who set off on a mission to cross Los Angeles on skateboards at night to reach the Staples Center by morning for a contest. Now streaming on Amazon Prime, the low-budget feature from The Orchard was shot by cinematographer Daron Keet with VariCam LTs in available light mainly at night.
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Washington Square Films Signs Director and Hidden Camera Expert Andrew Lane
Washington Square Films Signs Director and Hidden Camera Expert Andrew Lane
Lane's work includes reality shows “Top Chef,” “Project Runway,” and “Stormchasers”, as well as multiple Cannes Lions awards for PSA work
Washington Square Films has signed director and hidden camera expert Andrew Lane for U.S. commercial representation. With a distinct talent for uncovering humanity in unexpected moments, his hidden camera work leaves audiences with piqued curiosity and a desire to connect. He seamlessly blends his experience in reality television with masterful storytelling, helming memorable work for top brands such as Google, Mountain Dew, AllState, Stella Artois, Diesel and Bud Light. He has also worked on a number of today’s top reality television hit shows, including “Top Chef,” “Project Runway,” and “Stormchasers.” His work has earned widespread industry acclaim, including three Cannes Lions for his powerful work for States United to Prevent Gun Violence and several Lions for his 2018 work for Diesel “Go with the Fake” that tackled counterfeit culture head-on with a clever hidden camera pop-up store.
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Picture Block’s COLORSPACE 4K HDR Vehicle Uses DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Design 12G Products
Picture Block’s COLORSPACE 4K HDR Vehicle Uses DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Design 12G Products
DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel provide mobile HDR color correction and editing; Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is also used for switching, UltraStudio 4K for capture and playback and Smart Videohub 40x40 for routing
Blackmagic Design announced today that Picture Block used DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel to provide HDR color correction and editing as part of the new COLORSPACE 4K HDR screening room vehicle. COLORSPACE also includes a 12G and 4K workflow using a number of other Blackmagic Design products.
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Emerson College Adopts Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher for Sports Production
Emerson College Adopts Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher for Sports Production
Installed in late 2018 during winter break, the new BPswitch was used throughout last season when the men’s basketball team won its first NEWMAC championship title
Broadcast Pix™ today announced Emerson College, a private college in Boston devoted to communication and the arts, is using a new BPswitch™ GX integrated production switcher to produce live coverage of four team sports on campus. Installed in late 2018 during winter break, the new BPswitch was used throughout last season when the men’s basketball team won its first NEWMAC championship title.
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Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K UHD/multi-HD encoders now shipping
Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K UHD/multi-HD encoders now shipping
Enabling 4K UHD, multi-HD webcasting and remote production workflows
Matrox® Video today announces that the highly-anticipated Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K UHD/multi-HD, low-latency encoders are now shipping. These powerful Monarch EDGE encoders deliver resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 video while offering flexible 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 25 GbE connectivity with multi-protocol streaming options. Priced at just $7,495 (€6,795, £5,995), the Monarch EDGE 4:2:0 8-bit encoder model is ideal for webcasting and over-the-top (OTT) delivery, while the Monarch EDGE 4:2:2 10-bit encoder version at $9,995 (€ 9,095, £7,995) is tailor-made for remote production and remote integration (REMI) workflows.
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Valiant Pictures Adds Adam Zimmer as West Coast EP
Valiant Pictures Adds Adam Zimmer as West Coast EP
Zimmer Will Lead Commercial Production Operations out of Los Angeles
Commercial and film production company Valiant Pictures has added Adam Zimmer as West Coast Executive Producer, further extending the company’s presence in Los Angeles in response to growing client needs. Leveraging a successful career based in film and video production spanning two decades, Zimmer will lead commercial production and business development endeavors for Valiant Pictures, expanding their ever-growing West Coast presence on the heels of top-tier campaigns for brands including MTN DEW, Pepsi, ESPN, Glossier, and Dia&Co, among many others.
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Sigma Unveils Sigma fp Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera; Announces High-Performance Lens Series for Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Systems
Sigma Unveils Sigma fp Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera; Announces High-Performance Lens Series for Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Systems
35mm Bayer full-frame sensor with 24.6 megapixels, supports 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording for RAW video data and 4K UHD/24fps recording
With dimensions of 112.6×69.9×45.3mm and body weight of 370g, the all-new Sigma fp is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera. It is equipped with a 35mm Bayer full-frame sensor with 24.6 megapixels in a compact body. Suitable for everyday use by photographers of all skill levels, from novices to the most discerning professionals, the Sigma fp produces images that are of the highest quality, capable of supporting both serious still and cine shooting.
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VFX Supervisor James Rogers joins Framestore’s Los Angeles office
VFX Supervisor James Rogers joins Framestore’s Los Angeles officeFramestore has welcomed James Rogers as VFX Supervisor to the Los Angeles office where he will work with the growing Integrated Advertising department, as well as collaborating with the global team on long-form content.
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Maxon announces exhibitor presence at SIGGRAPH 2019
Maxon announces exhibitor presence at SIGGRAPH 2019
Maxon to Showcase Latest Updates to Cinema 4D; Industry Professionals to Present Creative Successes in 3D Animation, Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and VR/AR; Presentations Live Streaming Daily on C4Dlive.com
SIGGRAPH 2019 -- Maxon, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce exhibitor participation at the 2019 SIGGRAPH Conference & Expo. SIGGRAPH, recognized as the “…world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience for inspiring transformative advancements across the disciplines of computer graphics and interactive techniques,” takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, July 30 – August 1, 2019. Maxon and Redshift Rendering Technologies, acquired by Maxon earlier this year, will have a presence at SIGGRAPH 2019.
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South Africa's Sasani Studios Builds Its Next Generation Media Foundation with EditShare Workflow Solutions
South Africa's Sasani Studios Builds Its Next Generation Media Foundation with EditShare Workflow Solutions
South Africa’s largest production studio deploys EditShare Flow production asset management, EFS scale-out storage and Ark archiving to propel massive multi-camera workflow, for more than 1400 episodes annually
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, Automated Quality Control (AQC), editing and media management solutions, announced today that South African media powerhouse Sasani Studios has designed its next-generation multi-camera workflow production around EditShare workflow solutions EditShare Flow, EFS scale-out media engineered storage, multi-channel Geevs ingest and Ark archiving.
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Chicago's The Colonie Adds Motion Designer/3D Artist Ashley Lee To Its Design Division, Further Expanding Its Capabilities
Chicago's The Colonie Adds Motion Designer/3D Artist Ashley Lee To Its Design Division, Further Expanding Its Capabilities
The Chicago-Based Editorial and Post-Production Company Brings the Motion Designer/3D Artists Onboard, as it Continues to Broaden the Scope and Caliber of its Motion Design Services with a Diverse Mix of Talent
The Colonie has added Motion Designer and 3D Artist Ashley Lee to its full-service editorial and postproduction company’s staff. Lee joins the Motion Design Department’s growing talent roster, further expanding its formidable motion graphics design and animation offerings while taking its 3D capabilities to the next level.
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PlayBox Neo Powers Phase 2 Expansion at WLVT - PBS39, Pennsylvania
PlayBox Neo Powers Phase 2 Expansion at WLVT - PBS39, Pennsylvania
WLVT-TV currently broadcasts five channels, using ProductionAirBox Neo to provide content playout for news, live shows, studio screens and video walls, live production broadcasts and more
PlayBox Neo announces the completion of a playout system expansion at the headquarters of US public service broadcaster WLVT - PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This forms the second phase of a project commenced in Q4 2017.
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Adobe and YouTube Space Partner to Support Creators; Adobe Announces Vidcon Presence
Adobe and YouTube Space Partner to Support Creators; Adobe Announces Vidcon Presence
Learn more about Adobe's partnership with YouTube at VidCon, July 10-13 in Anaheim CA
The future belongs to those who create. And to us at Adobe, that future looks bright. Creators often choose Adobe’s video tools to help them create YouTube videos. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re teaming up with YouTube Space to support creators around the world in new ways.
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HPA Announces 2019 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
HPA Announces 2019 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Honors will be bestowed on November 21 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee have announced the winners of the 2019 HPA Engineering Excellence Award. The winners were selected by a blue-ribbon judging panel after a session held at IMAX on June 22. Honors will be bestowed on November 21 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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Jessica Garcia-Scharer Joins Compadre As Head Of Production
Jessica Garcia-Scharer Joins Compadre As Head Of Production
Prior to joining Compadre, she served as Director of On-Air Promotions at Fox Sports Marketing, Senior Producer at Digital Kitchen, and more
Creative marketing agency Compadre has welcomed Jessica Garcia-Scharer as Head of Production. She brings over 15 years of experience in the creative industry having worked in senior production and marketing roles on both the agency and network sides.
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South Africa's Christian Revival Church Implements AV Solution from Blackmagic Design
South Africa's Christian Revival Church Implements AV Solution from Blackmagic Design
With more than 90 congregations worldwide, the new auditorium in Johannesburg, which holds upwards of 5,500 people, relies on three URSA Broadcast cameras and an ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K switcher for vision mixing. Other Blackmagic Design products include Smartscope Duo 4K, HyperDeck Studio Pro, multiple HyperDeck Minis.
Blackmagic Design today announced that the newest branch of South Africa’s Christian Revival Church (CRC) has installed a multi purpose AV solution based on the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel. With more than 90 congregations throughout South Africa, and more than 15 globally, including London, Amsterdam and Perth, CRC was established in 1994 by senior pastors, At Boshoff and his wife Nyretta Boshoff, in Bloemfontein. CRC uses technology to link multiple venues during live services, with video playing a crucial role in the church’s ability to connect with a bigger world and reach beyond its borders.
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Ikegami to Demonstrate 4K Media-over-IP Gateway Module for UHK-430 Camera at IBC 2019
Ikegami to Demonstrate 4K Media-over-IP Gateway Module for UHK-430 Camera at IBC 2019
SEE IKEGAMI ON STAND 12.A31 AT IBC 2019, AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 13TH- 17TH
Ikegami, a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for television content creators and broadcasters, will introduce to the European market at IBC 2019 a 4K Media-over-IP gateway for the UHK-430 studio camera.
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Avid to Celebrate the Music Community and Introduce New Audio Products at Avid Connect Live from Music City USA
Join Avid in Nashville or tune in online starting July 18 for the live unveiling of new products for the audio community as well as spotlight sessions, master classes, training, and performances
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) will host a three-day celebration of the music community that creates, produces, performs, and distributes its music with Avid creative tools and solutions. The event takes place July 18-20 in Nashville “Music City USA” while the Summer NAMM music conference is in town and will be streaming live on the Avid Link app, avid.com, and Avid social media channels.
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Rising Sun Pictures Journeys to Another Dimension with “Spider-Man: Far From Home”
Rising Sun Pictures Journeys to Another Dimension with “Spider-Man: Far From Home”
In its first contribution to the Spider-Man franchise, studio produces hologram that reveals the origin of the Elementals
Rising Sun Pictures delivered more than 100 visual effects shots for Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ superhero epic Spider-Man: Far From Home, one of this year’s most anticipated blockbusters. The studio’s work included a memorable holographic sequence that reveals one of the film’s biggest mysteries: the origins of The Elementals, four monstrous creatures from a parallel universe with the ability to control fire, earth, water and wind.
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Alchemy Post Sound Puts Its Best Foot Forward in Delivering Foley for FX’s “Fosse/Verdon”
Alchemy Post Sound Puts Its Best Foot Forward in Delivering Foley for FX’s “Fosse/Verdon”
Foley specialists collaborate with Supervising Sound Editors Daniel Timmons and Tony Volante in recreating the sounds of the Broadway and film magic woven by the legendary choreographer and musical actress
Alchemy Post Sound put on its tap shoes (and a whole lot more) in creating Foley sound for Fosse/Verdon, FX’s critically-acclaimed limited series about choreographer Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and his collaborator and wife, the singer/dancer Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). Working under the direction of supervising sound editors Daniel Timmons and Tony Volante, Foley artist Leslie Bloome and his team performed and recorded hundreds of custom sound effects to support the show’s sultry dance sequences and add realistic ambience to its historic settings.
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“The Voice Of Esports” Original Subnation Podcast To Debut This Month On Westwood One Podcast Network
Gaming Legend Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner Hosts The Podcast, Launching 6/28
Esports fans – get ready to press play on your next gaming addiction. Westwood One, America’s largest audio network, and multi-platform media brand Subnation are announcing a new original podcast called, “The Voice of Esports” hosted by gaming legend Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner. The first show aired 6/28 on Westwood One Podcast Network; you can check out the episode here.
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Sonnet Announces Professional Dual-Slot RED MINI-MAG Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader
Sonnet Announces Professional Dual-Slot RED MINI-MAG Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader
The SF3 Series – RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader features dual card slots and a 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 interface
Sonnet Technologies today announced the SF3™ Series – RED MINI-MAG® Pro Card Reader, the latest model in its expanding family of professional media readers. The SF3 Series – RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader features dual card slots and a 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 interface. RED MINI-MAGs are the official SSD media for RED Digital Still and Motion Cameras.
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Hyper RPG Powers its YouTube and Twitch Live Streaming Workflows with Blackmagic Design
Hyper RPG Powers its YouTube and Twitch Live Streaming Workflows with Blackmagic Design
Hyper RPG goes live five days a week during the afternoons, and its YouTube and Twitch channels attract more than 44 million unique viewers during these live streams, incorporating Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K, ATEM Television Studio HD and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that Hyper Rabbit Power Go (Hyper RPG), an online gathering place centered around video and tabletop gaming, comic books, movies and more, has incorporated a Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K and ATEM Television Studio HD live production switchers and more to shoot and live stream around thirty hours of programming per week on its YouTube and Twitch channels.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Weaves a Web of Thrilling Sound  For Spider-Man™: Far From Home
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Weaves a Web of Thrilling Sound  For Spider-Man™: Far From Home
Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Steven Ticknor, Re-Recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Tony Lamberti and Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell previously collaborated on Spider-Man: Homecoming
Post-production sound for this summer’s blockbuster hit from Columbia Pictures, in association with Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: Far From Home, was completed by Sony Pictures Post Production Services. Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Steven Ticknor, Re-Recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Tony Lamberti and Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell led a team of veteran sound artists in delivering dynamic soundscapes to match the film’s full throttle action, mind-blowing superhero gadgetry and larger-than-life characters, the latter including a quartet of extra-dimensional creatures with colossal powers known as the Elemental Creatures.
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Broadway’s "Network" used Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and ATEM Switchers
Broadway’s "Network" used Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and ATEM SwitchersBlackmagic Design today announced that the hit Tony winning Broadway play “Network” used its products to help create an immersive experience for audience members, putting them right in the middle of a live news broadcast. Video Designer and Cinematographer Tal Yarden used Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, Studio Camera 4Ks, Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel on and off stage to film and live switch the performance, helping to create a unique multimedia spectacle for the audience.
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Africa Post Office Powers its Creative Success with EditShare
Africa Post Office Powers its Creative Success with EditShare
EditShare’s full suite of tools facilitates creative collaboration for post facility’s acclaimed feature film, documentary, and editorial projects
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that Nairobi-based creative facility, Africa Post Office (APO) has selected the EditShare suite of products to facilitate collaboration and media management for its critically acclaimed film, documentary, and editorial projects. APO will leverage EditShare EFS high-performance, scale-out shared storage, Flow media asset management (MAM), and Ark archiving backup solution for its projects. The first independent post facility of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, APO is lead by multi-award-winning editor Franki Ashiruka whose world-class body of work includes “Poacher” and “Tales from The Bush Larder.”
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Bank of Hawaii Foundation presents 30th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival August 8-18
Bank of Hawaii Foundation presents 30th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival August 8-18
22 screenings and panel discussions, culminating with a signature Red Carpet Gala on August 17
The Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation (HGLCF) is honored to produce the 30th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (HRFF30). It will be at the Doris Duke Theatre from August 8 – 18. There will be 22 screenings and panel discussions, culminating with a signature Red Carpet Gala on August 17.
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Light Iron Enlists Renowned Industry Colorist Scott Klein
Light Iron Enlists Renowned Industry Colorist Scott Klein
Post Facility Also Expands Footprint to Accommodate Growing Business
Light Iron, a Panavision company, is excited to announce that award-winning colorist Scott Klein is joining the company. As supervising colorist of numerous groundbreaking episodic series, Klein joins a superior roster of Light Iron artists located in both Los Angeles and New York who provide collaborative, creative expertise on feature films, episodic series and music videos.
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Florida’s First Assembly of God Ministries Produces Cinematic Worship Telecasts/Streaming with Panasonic VariCam LT CineLive System
Florida’s First Assembly of God Ministries Produces Cinematic Worship Telecasts/Streaming with Panasonic VariCam LT CineLive System
AW-UE150 4K/HD Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras Capture Specialty Shots
First Assembly of God, a Pentecostal ministry established 47 years ago in Fort Myers, FL, recently upgraded to Panasonic VariCam LT cameras with CineLive, as well as AW-UE150 4K/HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras, for live production of weekly worship services.
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Autodesk to Showcase the Future of VFX, Games & Animation at SIGGRAPH 2019
Autodesk to Showcase the Future of VFX, Games & Animation at SIGGRAPH 2019At SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles, Calif, Autodesk will unveil the latest updates to its media and entertainment tools for artists in VFX, animation, games, VR/AR and beyond. New improvements will connect creative workflows, streamline production, and help teams bring more engaging content to audiences worldwide. SIGGRAPH attendees can visit Autodesk at booth #1211 for demos and presentations of Maya, Shotgun Software, Arnold and Flame and 3ds Max. Stay tuned for the latest news at Siggraph about AI-enhanced workflows, artist-friendly pipelines, and creating effects procedurally with Bifrost in Maya.
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CVLT Hires Katya Pavlova as Head of Post Production
CVLT Hires Katya Pavlova as Head of Post Production
Joins team after six years at The Mill, working with the industry’s top directors and brands including Netflix, Facebook, Ralph Lauren, Jimmy Choo and Vogue
New York and LA-based video production studio CVLT has announced Katya Pavlova as Head of Post Production. Katya joins the team after six years at The Mill, where she produced highly-acclaimed projects including David Bowie's “Life on Mars” music video remake--directed by renowned photographer Mick Rock--as well as Steven Klein’s augmented reality experience for W Magazine’s cover, featuring an interactive 3D digital portrait of Katy Perry.
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ShotPut Pro and Imagine HQ iOS App Combine to Deliver New Levels of Flexibility in Managing and Monitoring Media Offloads
ShotPut Pro and Imagine HQ iOS App Combine to Deliver New Levels of Flexibility in Managing and Monitoring Media Offloads
Imagine Products® Transforms Media Offloading With Updates to ShotPut Pro® and New Imagine HQ™ iOS App; Visit Imagine Products at IBC2019, Stand 7.A30
Imagine Products Inc., creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, introduced several key upgrades to the company's ShotPut Pro app, the industry standard for offloading video, audio, and photo files. Together, the new ShotPut Pro Mac 2019.2 release and the new Imagine HQ iOS app combine to give users even greater flexibility in any file-based media workflow.
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PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box Goes Live at Life TV Asia
PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box Goes Live at Life TV Asia
See PlayBox Neo on stand 8.B71 at IBC 2019, Amsterdam, September 13th-17th
Life TV Asia, based at Marikina City in the Philippines, has chosen PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box as the core of its broadcast playout system. The new installation forms the core of an infrastructure upgrade designed to maximize the station's operating efficiency.
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Devin Townsend Uses Waves Nx Headphones for Mixing
Devin Townsend Uses Waves Nx Headphones for Mixing
Devin Townsend Uses Waves Nx – Virtual Mix Room over Headphones and Waves Nx Head Tracker for Headphones for Mixing
Guitarist, composer, producer, and recording and mixing engineer Devin Townsend (The Devin Townsend Project) employs Waves Nx – Virtual Mix Room over Headphones and Waves Nx Head Tracker for Headphones for mixing. Townsend comments, “The last two albums that I have released, Ocean Machine Live in Plovdiv Bulgaria and Empath, were the biggest projects that I have used Waves Nx on. However, having said that, the only reason I had not used Nx on more projects is simply that I have only known about Nx for this amount of time.”
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Free DaVinci Resolve Training at VidCon with Blackmagic Design
Free DaVinci Resolve Training at VidCon with Blackmagic DesignAt this year’s Los Angeles VidCon, Blackmagic Design will be offering free hands on training for its DaVinci Resolve Studio post production software at Booth 1400. VidCon attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with popular YouTubers Bri Heart and Jervy Hou at the Blackmagic Design booth to hear how they created their newest video using DaVinci Resolve Studio and Blackmagic Design cameras.
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Focusrite Launches 3rd-Generation Scarlett Range
Focusrite Launches 3rd-Generation Scarlett RangeFocusrite announces the 3rd generation of its Scarlett range of USB interfaces. The Scarlett range has already helped make more records than any other in history, and with the 3rd generation, you’ll sound better than ever. Featuring six configurations of ins and outs with the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard, now with Air, high headroom instrument inputs, and high-performance converters, Scarlett is enabling millions of musicians, songwriters and producers to record, mix and play back audio in studio quality everywhere, all the time.
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Apex Broadcast relies on ATEM Constellation 8K for 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America
Apex Broadcast relies on ATEM Constellation 8K for 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge AmericaBlackmagic Design today announced that Apex Broadcast has built a custom OB truck packed with the ATEM Constellation 8K switcher, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, three ATEM Camera Control Panels, 13 URSA Broadcast cameras, Broadcast Videohub router, four HyperDeck Studio recorders and approximately 30 Mini Converter Optical Fiber 12G converters to broadcast the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America. The professional auto racing series airs monthly on CBS Sports Network on Sundays from April to October 2019.
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Duplitech relies on Cintel Scanner 2 for HDR film scanning
Duplitech relies on Cintel Scanner 2 for HDR film scanningBlackmagic Design today announced that Duplitech, one of L.A.’s most respected independent media service labs, is using a host of Blackmagic Design gear, including Cintel Scanner 2 for high dynamic range (HDR) film scanning. Duplitech found that Cintel Scanner 2 performs exceptionally well on 16mm film, having recently worked with the element while onboarding the “Blondie” television series from the 1950s.
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Pipeline Conference hosts inaugural event in Los Angeles, July 28, 2019
Pipeline Conference hosts inaugural event in Los Angeles, July 28, 2019The Pipeline Conference to host their inaugural event in Los Angeles on July 28, 2019. New conference to bring together knowledge and vision of pipelines in the media and entertainment industry Los Angeles, June 25, 2019 – The Pipeline Conference (TPC) will attract senior figures with technical backgrounds working with animation, VFX and games pipelines. The conference will take place at General Assembly in Los Angeles from 9am to 5pm.
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Testronic Labs Invests in Archion's High Performance EditStor Omni Storage Solution to Address Demanding Workflows in Burbank, CA, and Warsaw, Poland Facilities
Testronic Labs Invests in Archion's High Performance EditStor Omni Storage Solution to Address Demanding Workflows in Burbank, CA, and Warsaw, Poland Facilities
Testronic currently has a mix of over 20 Macs, PCs, and Linux workstations connected to the EditStor Omni in their Burbank facility, with a similar number of workstations connected to the Omni in their Warsaw location
Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra- high performance network storage solutions for content creation, has announced that Testronic Labs, a leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services, and compliance for the film, television and games industries, has invested in Archion EditStor Omni storage systems. These Archion solutions are in use at two of Testronic’s locations: Burbank, CA, and Warsaw, Poland.
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Nice Shoes Launches Long Form VFX Division Led by EP Nick Litwinko
Nice Shoes Launches Long Form VFX Division Led by EP Nick Litwinko
Seasoned EP Will Expand Nice Shoes’ VFX Work into Television and Film
NYC-based creative studio Nice Shoes has hired Nick Litwinko as Executive Producer, helming the launch of its new film and episodic VFX division. Litwinko, who has built a career on infusing a serial entrepreneur approach to the development of creative studios, will grow the division, recruiting versatile talent to bring a boutique, collaborative approach to visual effects for long-form entertainment projects. The division will focus on projects spanning feature film and episodic, that are marked with highly stylized visuals as a vehicle for conceptual exploration. Since coming on board with Nice Shoes, Nick and his team already have three long form projects underway and will be announcing a major talent signing in the coming months.
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Diplo’s “So Long” music video uses URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic RAW
Diplo’s “So Long” music video uses URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic RAW
Produced at the 2019 Stagecoach Festival, the video and song are a departure from Diplo’s EDM base, taking a deep step into the country music genre
Blackmagic Design announced today that “So Long,” Diplo’s latest music video featuring country artist Cam, was shot using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and utilized the Blackmagic RAW format.
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BronzeLens Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years and Announces Film Selections for 2019
BronzeLens Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years and Announces Film Selections for 2019
Almost 100 projects from 11 countries, six continents, 9 languages; festival includes panels, workshops, and many special events
The acclaimed BronzeLens Film Festival turns ten this year, and kicks off the celebration with its announcement of the official film selections for 2019. Running August 21-25 in Atlanta, the 10th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival will take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and other venues throughout the city. Award-winning actors Terri J. Vaughn and Keith David hosted BronzeLens' official film selections announcement on Facebook Live, revealing a diverse slate of national and international filmmakers originating from eleven countries, representing almost 100 projects.
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Passaic County Technical Institute Upgrades Studio with Three JVC CONNECTED CAM Cameras
Passaic County Technical Institute Upgrades Studio with Three JVC CONNECTED CAM Cameras
Paired with Canon lenses, the cameras are used to produce a variety of student projects including Tech Today, an ongoing YouTube series that highlights PCTI students, faculty, alumni, and events
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Passaic County Technical Institute, a vocational high school in Wayne, upgraded its studio in April with three CONNECTED CAM GY‑HC900 broadcast camcorders. Paired with Canon lenses, the cameras are used to produce a variety of student projects including Tech Today, an ongoing YouTube series that highlights PCTI students, faculty, alumni, and events.
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VFX Legion Creates Visual Effects For The Horror Film, 'MA' (Releases VFX Breakdown Reel)
VFX Legion Creates Visual Effects For The Horror Film, 'MA'        (Releases VFX Breakdown Reel)
The LA/ B.C.-based company has created visual effects for a long roster of movies in this genre, including several Blumhouse films, such as ‘Sinister 2,’ ‘Insidious: Chapter 3,’ ‘Ouija,’ ‘Amityville:The Awakening' and two films from the ‘Purge’ franchise.
VFX Legion recently wrapped work on ‘MA,’ Blumhouse Productions’ new psychological horror film, which opened in theaters on May 31st. The award-winning studio tapped its the company’s experience digitally mutilating and eviscerating characters and augmenting practical footage to craft a range of photorealist visual effects that heightened the visceral impact of some of the movie’s most gruesome and suspenseful scenes.
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Elton John: Rocketman Used DaVinci Resolve Studio Throughout Color Pipeline: On Set, for DI, and Finish Grading
Elton John: Rocketman Used DaVinci Resolve Studio Throughout Color Pipeline: On Set, for DI, and Finish Grading
Rocketman’s on set DIT workflow was developed and managed by Onset Tech with Goldcrest Post handling final DI and online
Blackmagic Design has today announced that its DaVinci Resolve Studio was used throughout the color pipeline on Paramount’s new musical biopic about Elton John’s breakthrough years produced by Marv Films & Rocket Pictures and directed by Dexter Fletcher.
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Pond5 Announces World’s Largest Collection of Royalty-Free Editorial Video Featuring Content from Reuters and Other Leading Global News Organizations
Pond5 Announces World’s Largest Collection of Royalty-Free Editorial Video Featuring Content from Reuters and Other Leading Global News Organizations
New collection launches with an industry-disrupting licensing model for news, celebrity, sports, and user-generated content from Reuters, Cover Video, Newsflare, and more
Pond5, the world’s largest royalty-free video marketplace, today announced the launch of its industry-disrupting, royalty-free Editorial collection, featuring timely footage from the worlds of current events, sports, and entertainment, plus a wealth of video from citizen journalists, who are able to capture unique footage in the moment, as it unfolds.
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Red Giant Introduces: VFX Suite for Adobe After Effects
Red Giant Introduces: VFX Suite for Adobe After Effects
Keying, tracking, cleanup, and visual effects compositing, right inside Adobe After Effects. A brand-new suite of powerful visual effects tools from Red Giant, creators of Trapcode, Magic Bullet, Universe and PluralEyes, is here.
Red Giant today announced VFX Suite, an all-new suite of keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools, all right inside Adobe® After Effects®, part of Adobe Creative Cloud®. Comprised of nine tools in total, Red Giant VFX Suite offers a powerful toolkit for realistic VFX composites, automatic chroma-keying, lightning-fast and accurate planar tracking, object replacement/removal, photo-realistic glow effects, beautiful prismatic displacement effects and camera-inspired lens flares for visual effects and motion graphics.
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Qoncept Inc. uses Blackmagic DeckLink SDI Micro for Baseball Pitch Tracking System Baseboy
Qoncept Inc. uses Blackmagic DeckLink SDI Micro for Baseball Pitch Tracking System Baseboy
Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K was used to shoot baseball in play, with feed sent to Baseboy via a Blackmagic DeckLink SDI Micro
Blackmagic Design announced today that Blackmagic’s DeckLink SDI Micro was used for capture and playback with the pitching tracking system “Baseboy,” a newly announced system by Qoncept Inc. capable of visualizing a ball’s path and interlocking with a camera feed. Baseboy was first used, in conjunction with a Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, in the recent Japan/US international baseball match, Samurai Japan Series 2019, broadcast by TV Asahi as Japan’s first real time baseboy analysis system.
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Atomos Introduces Neon: The All-New Cinema Monitor-Recording Displays Specifically Designed To Meet The HDR Challenges Of Modern TV And Film Production
Atomos Introduces Neon: The All-New Cinema Monitor-Recording Displays Specifically Designed To Meet The HDR Challenges Of Modern TV And Film Production
Available for every purpose, from 17" for on-set use, to 55" for client sessions and color grading, all controllable via Atomos iOS app
Atomos Limited, ("Atomos"), the global leader in precision monitor-recorders and switchers for the cinema industry and content creators, today announced the introduction of Neon, an all-new line-up of precision 4K HDR field monitor-recorders for on-set or in-studio production where reliable and trustworthy monitoring is essential for the digital darkroom and the video village on today's sets. Neon comes in four screen sizes, 17", 24", 31" and 55",ensuring that no matter the critical production usage, every crew member sees an accurate image representation so directors know with confidence that they have got the shot, that cinematographers ensure consistent exposure, focus pullers maintain the sharpness of an actor's eyes, and so editors and color graders can lock down the creative intent from shot to shot.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers Out of This World Sound For “Men in Black™: International”
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers Out of This World Sound For “Men in Black™: International”
Mixing was done in Sony Pictures’ Kim Novak Theater, working natively in Dolby Atmos; deliverables also included Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, DTS: X and Auro 11.1 mixes
Sound production for Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure Men in Black: International was completed by Sony Pictures Post Production Services on the studio lot in Culver City. Three-time Academy Award®-winning sound designer/supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Paul N. J. Ottosson led the sound team in delivering a host of ingenious sound elements to support the film’s colorful cast of characters, super-charged action scenes and extraterrestrial comedy.
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FOR-A Corporation of America Names Mike Buchanan to Lead Sales Effort in Western U.S.
FOR-A Corporation of America Names Mike Buchanan to Lead Sales Effort in Western U.S.
Buchanan was previously with Kramer Electronics; will be based out of FOR-A’s Cypress, California office
FOR-A Corporation of America announces the appointment of Mike Buchanan as Western Regional Sales Manager. Buchanan was most recently an executive with the Burbank-based systems integration firm, SIT Group, and was previously with Kramer Electronics. He will be based out of FOR-A’s Cypress, California office.
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Hoods Inc. Productions Powers Its New Modern Media Operation With EditShare
Hoods Inc. Productions Powers Its New Modern Media Operation With EditShare
EditShare Flow, XStream EFS and Ark simplify mass storage, media sharing and archiving needs; connected workflow propels efficiency and growth for the award-winning productions
EditShare®, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Hoods Inc. Productions (Hoods Inc.) has designed its next-generation media operation around EditShare media solutions, putting XStream EFS scale-out shared storage, Flow production asset management and Ark archiving and backup at the core of its media production operation.
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Goldcrest Post’s Ryan Price Creates the Sounds of Self Destruction in “Her Smell”
Goldcrest Post’s Ryan Price Creates the Sounds of Self Destruction in “Her Smell”
Veteran sound designer and re-recording mixer continues his collaboration with director Alex Ross Perry with powerful drama of a faltering punk rocker starring Elisabeth Moss.
Sound production for Her Smell¸ writer/director Alex Ross Perry’s new film about a self-destructive punk rocker named Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss), was completed at Goldcrest Post in New York. Ryan M. Price served as supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer on the project, delivering a rich and nuanced soundtrack that brings to life a seedy rock club, an indie recording studio and other points along Becky’s road to ruin…and eventual redemption.
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Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses give dimensionality to Netflix Film The Perfection
Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses give dimensionality to Netflix Film The Perfection
Vanja Cernjul combines S7/i and Anamorphic/i to create multiple looks in the same universe
Cooke Optics’ S7/i Full Frame Plus and Anamorphic/i lenses were utilised on Netflix Film The Perfection. Shot by cinematographer Vanja Černjul, ASC (The Deuce, Crazy Rich Asians), the film was directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador, Dom Hemingway, “Girls”), written by Eric C. Charmelo, Nicole Snyder, and Richard Shepard, and follows the story of atroubled musical prodigy who seeks out the new star pupil of her former school with shocking consequences. The Perfection was released globally on Netflix Friday 24 May 2019.
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Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Expansion System/1U Rackmount Enclosure for Apple Mac mini
Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Expansion System/1U Rackmount Enclosure for Apple Mac mini
Custom 1U enclosure securely mounts a Mac mini computer and connects two PCIe card slots to the computer through one of its Thunderbolt 3 ports
Sonnet Technologies today announced the xMac™ mini Server Thunderbolt™ 3 Edition, the updated version of its award-winning Thunderbolt-to-PCIe® card expansion system and rackmount enclosure designed exclusively for Apple Mac mini® computers. The xMac mini Server Thunderbolt 3 Edition features a dual-port Thunderbolt 3 interface that enables it to support the latest Mac mini computers, which now feature Thunderbolt 3 technology.
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Solotech implements 12G-SDI workflow for Mont-Mégantic National Park with Blackmagic Design
Solotech implements 12G-SDI workflow for Mont-Mégantic National Park with Blackmagic Design
12G-SDI AV and streaming workflow built around Blackmagic Design products includes an ATEM Production Studio 4K, Blackmagic eGPU and Blackmagic Web Presenter
Blackmagic Design today announced that the ASTROLab, an astronomy activity center located at the Mont-Mégantic National Park in southern Québec, has built a new 12G-SDI AV and streaming workflow around Blackmagic Design products, including an ATEM Production Studio 4K, Blackmagic eGPU and Blackmagic Web Presenter. The new workflow powers ASTROLab’s daily science presentations in its interactive theater, allowing them to live stream the presentations to audiences around the world.
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ShortsTV Offers US TV Premiere of Historical Programming, Early Shorts from Jim Henson
ShortsTV Offers US TV Premiere of Historical Programming, Early Shorts from Jim Henson
ShortsTV to Premiere Historical Programming from Jim Henson, Offering Audiences a Look at His Early Short Films and How They Influenced his Subsequent Worldwide Success as Creator of the Muppets
The early projects of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, are premiering on ShortsTV™, the world’s only 24/7 HD TV channel dedicated to short movies (www.shorts.tv) and official distributor of the OSCAR® Nominated Short Films. The network will take viewers across the globe on a journey through Henson’s life and works, in an all-night extravaganza on June 11, 2019, that showcases his genius imagination and creativity, before his worldwide success with the Muppets.
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Polish Football Association Live Streams with Blackmagic Design
Polish Football Association Live Streams with Blackmagic Design
Poland’s national football association, Polski Zwiazek Pilki Noznej (PZPN), is being live streamed with URSA Broadcasts, an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and Smart Videohub
Blackmagic Design today announced that a multicam outside broadcast workflow, featuring URSA Broadcast and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, is delivering a wide range of live streaming content for Poland’s national football association, Polski Zwiazek Pilki Noznej (PZPN).
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