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Leading Media Storage Company Archion Announces New Ultra High Speed Network Storage Solutions for NAB 2017
Leading Media Storage Company Archion Announces New Ultra High Speed Network Storage Solutions for NAB 2017In conjunction with NAB 2017, Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, will be announcing several additions to its products and services offerings, as well as significant enhancements to its Authorized Channel Partner Program. During NAB, Archion will be based at Booth Number SL14617. The company will also be raffling a full turnkey EditStor Velo . Please visit www.archion.com for a free NAB exhibition pass.
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Jellyfish Pictures Taps Shotgun for VFX, Animation & Motion Graphics Workflows
Jellyfish Pictures Taps Shotgun for VFX, Animation & Motion Graphics WorkflowsJellyfish Pictures provides a full range of visual effects, animation and motion graphics services, and has earned BAFTA, Emmy and VES Award recognition for its work. Founded in 2001, the company currently operates out of three locations in London. The Noho studio handles live action film, TV and advertising projects like “Star Wars Rogue One,” “Black Mirror” or “Outlander,” and the Brixton outfit and recently opened Oval office specialize in animation, largely for children’s TV including BBC’s “Bitz n’ Bob” and “Floogals,” now available in the US. Shotgun has been part of Jellyfish’s workflow for a while, but they’ve recently integrated it more deeply using Shotgun’s Pipeline Toolkit to automate repetitive tasks, free artists’ time to create and enable more iterations.
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Quantum to Showcase Expanded Media Workflow Capabilities of StorNext-Powered Solutions at IBC2016
Streamlining Animation/VFX and Editorial Workflows
At IBC2016, Quantum will showcase its new reference architecture that allows users to maintain storage for an expanding range of media processes and departments — animation/VFX, color grading and high-resolution editorial — within a single shared environment that supplies the type and degree of connectivity required across the end-to-end workflow. Built on Xcellis workflow storage, the architecture incorporates QXS™ hybrid flash-disk storage with Q-Tier technology, providing animators, VFX artists and colorists with the random I/O performance they need for a fraction of the cost of an all-flash solution. Because Quantum's StorNext-powered solutions are already certified with leading applications — including the Autodesk suite, Adobe suite, and animation management tools such as Shotgun — facilities can seamlessly integrate the new reference architecture into existing environments.
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Quantum to Present New High-Efficiency Animation and VFX
Based on Company's Acclaimed Xcellis Storage With QXS Hybrid Flash-Disk Tiering, Architecture Simplifies Collaboration and Speeds Rendering Process
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced a new animation and visual effects (VFX) workflow reference architecture built on the company's award-winning Xcellis™ high-performance shared storage. This robust and exceptionally flexible architecture delivers optimal storage capabilities for animation and editorial operations, thereby streamlining workflows and boosting overall efficiency and productivity. Quantum will demonstrate the new architecture at the SIGGRAPH 2016 Conference and Exhibition, July 24-28, in Anaheim, California (booth 575).
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Quantum SIGGRAPH 2016 Product Preview
At SIGGRAPH 2016 Quantum brings the animation, visual effects (VFX) and virtual reality (VR) market a workflow storage designed to support a complete end-to-end workflow for both frame-based and stream-based content with resolutions of uncompressed 4K, 6K and beyond. At SIGGRAPH 2016 the company will showcase the power of its StorNext® platform across the full media life cycle, and demonstrate how its support of hybrid flash and disk storage in combination enables frame-based animation creation and stream-based editing on a single storage system. Quantum also will feature content created by high-resolution VR specialist Felix & Paul Studios using a model of this storage solution, built on the new Quantum Xcellis™ workflow storage.
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Primestream Extends Sports Market Leadership with New Customer Wins
Primestream Extends Sports Market Leadership with New Customer Wins
Integration and Live Studio Playout streamline sports workflows for top sports media companies including the NBA, The Tennis Channel
Primestream, the leader in Dynamic Media Management, today announced significant adoption of its solutions by sports broadcasters. The National Basketball Association (NBA), Encompass Media, The Tennis Channel, Werne Production House, and DirecTV’s ROOT Sports regional sports channels are among the sports organizations to have recently adopted Primestream’s software to capture, produce, manage and deliver their programming.
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Quantum to Showcase Power of StorNext Platform in Driving Media Workflows of Tomorrow at NAB
Highlights Include First-Time Demos With Extended Capabilities for Achieving Greater Efficiencies Throughout Media Life Cycle, From Production to Delivery to Archive
Under the theme of "Power What's Next," Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that at the 2016 NAB Show it will demonstrate how the expanded capabilities of its StorNext® workflow storage platform can maximize efficiencies in ever-evolving media environments. With new formats, higher resolutions, multi-format delivery and changing consumption patterns presenting both challenges and opportunities for content creators and owners, storage has become even more critical for future success.
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NetApp 2016 NAB Show Product Preview
Much has changed at NetApp since the last NAB Show: dynamic disk pools in the E-Series storage systems that raise the bar for consistent video bandwidth; larger flash drives for accelerating big-data analytics, transcoding and metadata workloads; StorageGRID® Webscale for multisite object storage and data mobility; and graphics-accelerated virtual desktop for Adobe® Premiere® video production. Now users can edit from the cloud with the speed of NVIDIA Grid.
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Pixvana Raises $6 MIL to Bring VR Video Cloud Production & Delivery Platform to Market
Company Brings Together Web Video and Hollywood Technology Experts from Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and Lucasfilm
Pixvana, a virtual reality (VR) technology startup, launched today with a $6 million investment led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, and angel investors. Pixvana is developing a cloud-based technology platform that dramatically improves the immersive video viewing experience for VR and augmented reality (AR) applications across a broad set of viewing devices, and is coming to market in 2016.
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Adobe Takes Creativity Mobile at MAX 2015; Major Updates for Video Editors
Creative Cloud Announcements Include New Mobile Apps, Touch in Desktop Tools, Video Assets Coming to Adobe Stock
At Adobe MAX 2015, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today outlines its vision for Creative Cloud -- a “connected creative canvas” where people create and share their work from anywhere. With millions of members around the world, Creative Cloud brings together essential desktop and mobile apps; a growing marketplace for content, assets and talent; and a vibrant community where creatives can showcase their work and find inspiration. Adding to Creative Cloud momentum, the company today shipped two new mobile apps, Photoshop Fix and Capture CC, enabling quick retouching and asset capture on the go and announced new Touch capabilities across Creative Cloud desktop applications including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Premiere Pro CC. Adobe is also highlighting its patented CreativeSync technology, which powers connections between desktop and mobile apps and the assets creatives use every day. In addition, video content is coming soon to Adobe Stock, the company’s royalty-free collection of high-quality photos, illustrations and graphics.
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LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015
LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015Until September 30, 2015, add LightWave 2015 to any creative pipeline and save on future LightWave upgrades
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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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LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
For a limited time, add the powerful, easy-to-use modeling, rendering and animation tools in LightWave 3D to any creative pipeline at an exclusive price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 2015 software to current owners of all other 2D and 3D software programs for only $695, a savings of $300 over the current $995 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end February 20, 2015. Details of the offer are available at www.lightwave3d.com/crossgrade_promo.
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The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Suite
The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Suite
New Tiffen Dfx 4 now also supports digital intermediate workflows; adds historical photographic processes and motion picture film stocks to its collection of features and capabilities
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, has announced the release of the highly-anticipated version 4 of the multiple award-winning Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite. A powerhouse among special effects software, Tiffen Dfx 4 delivers even more illustrious video and still image effects to its already extensive package. Version 4 adds OFX plug-in support, making it compatible with digital intermediate programs Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve and Assimilate Scratch, as well as the high-end Nuke visual effects program from The Foundry. The feature-rich Tiffen Dfx 4 upgrade also includes support for Sony Vegas NLEs as well as 12 new visual effects filters, 93 new historical photographic processes, 30 new motion picture film stocks, a dramatic speed increase in GPU acceleration, state-of-the-art floating point precision for a non-destructive workflow, and vivid Retina display support for Mac.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D Artists
LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D Artists
Add the powerful, Easy-To-Use Modeling, Rendering and Animation Tools in Lightwave 3D to any Creative Pipeline at an Exclusive Price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 (USD) crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 11.6 software to current owners of other 2D and 3D software programs—a savings of $800 over the current $1495 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end September 30, 2014.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 Units
Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 Units
Now Available for the Avid™ Product Family for the First-Time
Boris Continuum Complete 9 (BCC) Units are now available from Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film. The sixteen Units include new filters, features, and speed improvements from the recently updated flagship product, Boris Continuum Complete.
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AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every Time
AJA Ki Pro Rack Delivers Spot-On Recording for BlueScreen Every TimeLaunching a successful business out of a natural talent for compositing, Bob Kertesz founded BlueScreen LLC three decades ago. The company specializes in live, on-set blue/green screen compositing and multi-cam productions for high profile gaming companies and studios such as EA, Disney, Warner Brothers and Viacom. A core component of BlueScreen’s business involves live blue/green screen compositing for press events prior to the launch of major films, and for this niche market, Kertesz has established a specialized setup comprising high-end cameras and Ultimatte® hardware, with AJA’s Ki Pro Rack at the center of the workflow for reliable recording and playback.
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aQ Broadcast Provides Centralised Video Solution for 3M Campus
3M’s sprawling headquarters in Minnesota’s Twin Cities hosts the company’s central engineering, sales and marketing activity. As such, there is a lot of video moving in a lot of different directions: at any point during the day at least one of the campus’s 18, fibre-connected venues is in use, whether for a new product rollout, presentation of new branding, or the latest accounting numbers. In fact, in the last year these venues have hosted about 900 individual events. Neal Thomas, Chief Engineer at 3M Media Solutions, has to manage the content that plays to, is recorded from, or is distributed between, all of these locations.
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Adobe Announces All New 2014 Release of Creative Cloud
Mobile Apps and New Hardware Extend Creative Cloud Workflow; All Major CC Desktop Apps Updated
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), the leader in creative software, today continued to drive Creative Cloud innovation by announcing 14 new versions of CC desktop applications, including essential tools such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Dreamweaver CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The biggest Adobe software release since CS6, it also includes four new mobile apps, the immediate availability of creative hardware, updates to Creative Cloud services and new offerings for enterprise, education and photography customers. Yesterday, Adobe announced that there are now over 2.3 million Creative Cloud subscriptions, far exceeding original projections when it was unveiled two years ago.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9
Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9Boris FX™, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 - a package of visual effects for NLE and compositing platforms on Windows and Mac OS. Building on the strengths of previous BCC releases, version 9 adds over 30 new filters and transitions in key areas such as Image Restoration, Film, Stylize, Keying and Compositing, Lights, and Perspective. All BCC effects and presets can now be viewed in the new FX Browser™ window, which is integrated into every BCC filter or transition.
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Roger Hypes the Visual Gags in Hilarious Teaser Campaign for FX’s “Chozen”
Roger Hypes the Visual Gags in Hilarious Teaser Campaign for FX’s “Chozen”Mixed-media production studio Roger recently lent its animation and comedic chops to a launch teaser campaign for “Chozen,” the new animated series on FX, which premiered on January 13th. Bobby Moynihan, an SNL cast member, voices the title character, a rapper who’s trying to reclaim his rightful position as the world’s best rap artist.
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Adobe Wins Emmy® Award for Video Recommendations System
Award Recognizes Role of Adobe Technology in Personalizing Video Content
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will recognize the company with a 2013 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for the role of its technology in Personalized Recommendations for Video Discovery. Adobe is receiving the award for developing the first recommendations system, which outlined the fundamental concepts of personalizing information for consumers as they search for and discover video content. The company was honored during a ceremony at the International Consumer Electronics Show on January 9, 2014.
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Jump Studios, NVIDIA Quadro, Adobe CC and PNY Help Predict the Future of NASCAR’s Top Drivers in Compelling ESPN Teaser
High-profile “Last Chance” TV teaser uses a fortune-teller theme to amplify viewer interest in ESPN’s broadcast of the NASCAR Sprint Series Chase to the Cup finals
The cinematically styled ESPN teaser shows an exotic Tarot card reader foretelling the fates of leading NASCAR drivers as the final NASCAR Sprint Series Chase to the Cup approaches. Who will win? How will the story end? Is the answer in the cards?
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DVEO Announces New Products For Streaming Media West 2013
DVEO Announces New Products For Streaming Media West 2013
– Including Live Media Server with 8 HD-SDI Inputs, Video Warehouse with Automatic Archiving, IP Video Traffic Shaping Technology, and More
DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), will demonstrate many unique products at Streaming Media West 2013 in Huntington Beach, California, November 19-20, in booth 207.
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Zevrix Releases Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign
Zevrix Releases Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesignZevrix Solutions today is proud to announce the release of Output Factory Server, a new solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from watched hot folders.
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Havok™ Offers Project Anarchy Users Autodesk® Scaleform® for Free
Mobile Developers Can Leverage the Familiar Adobe® Flash® Toolset to Create Powerful User Interfaces in Games Built with Havok’s Free Game Engine
Havok™, a leading provider of 3D game development technology, announces today that it has integrated the full version of Autodesk® Scaleform® software into Project Anarchy, Havok’s completely free end-to-end mobile 3D game production engine. The addition of Autodesk’s industry leading UI solution to Project Anarchy complements Havok’s Vision Engine, Physics, Animation and AI technologies and offers developers a complete solution for faster, more efficient game development. Games built using Project Anarchy can be deployed for free on iOS, Android and Tizen mobile platforms without commercial restrictions on company size or revenue.
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Media Group International Installs VidiGo’s Visual Radio Solution at Clouds FM
Media Group International Installs VidiGo’s Visual Radio Solution at Clouds FMLeading Media Systems Integrator Media Group International has assisted Tanzania’s Clouds FM radio station to give its audience a totally new, interactive experience by installing VidiGo Visual Radio software. The new software will go live on air at Clouds FM within the next few weeks.
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Nathan Love Draws on 80s Nostalgia for New National Geographic Look
Nathan Love Draws on 80s Nostalgia for New National Geographic LookNathan Love Director Jim McKenzie brings a wildly nontraditional look to the National Geographic Channel in a promo for the network’s new "The 80s: The Decade That Made Us" miniseries. A rousing contrast to National Geographic’s traditionally grounded advertising, the animated spot infiltrates the airwaves with a trio of grinning, buff cheese ball characters working out in synch to an electronic frenzy of a song reminiscent of the 1980s.
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Adobe Announces New Single App Plan for Creative Cloud for Teams
New Offer Makes it Even Easier to Purchase and Deploy Creative Cloud
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a new version of Adobe® Creative Cloud™ that enables creative teams to purchase membership of a single desktop application like Photoshop® CC, Illustrator® CC, InDesign® CC or any other of the entire collection of CC desktop applications. With this new move, Adobe now offers two team plans for Creative Cloud: the complete option that delivers 14 Adobe desktop applications and sophisticated, cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities; or the new single app plan that includes access to one desktop application along with 20GB of storage and the ability to showcase work on Behance®, the world’s leading creative community.
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Broadcast Pix Sparks Interest in Streaming with Flint Integrated Production System at TAB 2013
Broadcast Pix Sparks Interest in Streaming with Flint Integrated Production System at TAB 2013Broadcast Pix™ will showcase Version 1.1 of its new Flint™ integrated production system at the Texas Association of Broadcasters 60th Annual Convention and Trade Show, which runs Aug. 7-8, 2013, in Austin. With built-in HD streaming, Flint integrates the entire HD production workflow, from ingest to distribution, and is anchored by the company’s established production toolset for creating sophisticated live video. Plus, Flint allows operators to include cloud-based content, in addition to cameras and file-based graphics and video, during live productions.
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Major Update to Adobe Creative Cloud Now Available
Includes Next Generation of “CC” Desktop Applications and Delivers New Community and Publishing Capabilities
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that a major update to Adobe® Creative Cloud™, the company’s flagship offering for creatives, is now available. Unveiled at Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference, in early May and packed with new features, this Creative Cloud release reimagines the creative process through a stunning set of “CC” desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities. Creative files can be stored and shared, via Creative Cloud, on Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android; and Behance, the world’s leading online creative community, is now integrated with Creative Cloud, so customers can showcase work, get feedback on projects and gain global exposure.
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Adobe Unveils Major Update to Creative Cloud
Includes Next Generation of “CC” Desktop Applications and Delivers Fully Integrated Cross-Device Collaboration, Community and Publishing Capabilities
At Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a significant update to Adobe® Creative Cloud™, the company’s flagship offering for creatives. Available in June and packed with new features, Creative Cloud reimagines the creative process through a stunning set of “CC” desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities. Creative files can be stored, synced and shared, via Creative Cloud, on Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android; and Behance, the world’s leading online creative community, is now integrated with Creative Cloud, so customers can showcase work, get feedback on projects and gain global exposure. With Creative Cloud publishing finished work has never been easier, with enhanced services that build and power websites, mobile apps, tablet publications, online portfolios, and content for virtually any medium and device.
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Softron Announces New Technology, Upgrades and Integration for Mac-based Broadcast Applications
Softron Media Services, a leading worldwide supplier of Mac based broadcast applications is pleased to announce new technology, upgrades and integration at their booth SL 12416 at NAB 2013.
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Autodesk Reveals New Gameware Advancements at GDC 2013
Game Development Solutions Boost UI Design, Artificial Intelligence, Lighting and Animation Tools
Game Developers Conference 2013 -- Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) unveiled new versions of its widely adopted game development middleware from the Autodesk Gameware product line that allow developers to create more compelling gaming experiences.
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Introducing Broadcast Pix Flint Live Production and Streaming System
Introducing Broadcast Pix Flint Live Production and Streaming System
Affordable Solution Delivers End-to-End Integration, Access to Cloud-Based Content
Broadcast Pix™ today announced the Broadcast Pix Flint system, a breakthrough live video production system with end-to-end integration. Flint delivers built-in HD streaming and allows operators to include cloud-based content, in addition to cameras and file-based graphics and video, during live productions. Available in April and priced from $8,995, Flint integrates the entire production workflow, from ingest to distribution, and is anchored by the company’s established production toolset for creating sophisticated live video.
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IGN Pro League Live Streams SXSW eSports Tournaments with Blackmagic Design
IGN Pro League Live Streams SXSW eSports Tournaments with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that IGN Pro League (IPL) used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Camera Converters, Micro Videohub, Videohub Master Control, H.264 Pro Recorders, DeckLink Quad capture and playback cards and Mini Converters HDMI to SDI, Audio to SDI and SDI Distribution to support its professional eSports tournaments at SXSW Gaming 2013.
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Aquafadas Makes Some Noise with New MotionComposer 1.6 Release
New update adds support for audio; optimized engine generates animations compatible with the latest generation of browsers using HTML5
Aquafadas announced today the availability of MotionComposer version 1.6. A visual-based authoring and effects tool, MotionComposer lets users easily create professional HTML5 and Flash-based animations and interactive content. “MotionComposer 1.6 gives everyone, not just developers, the unlimited ability to create web and eBook animations that can run on any device or browser – without writing a single line of code,” says Claudia Zimmer, CEO, Aquafadas. “Users of all skill levels are free to create engaging animated content for their websites, blogs, and self-published eBooks easily with MotionComposer. And the latest version opens up even more possibilities, now providing multiple export options and the ability to add in audio, making for even more interesting web content.”
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Adobe Takes Major Step to Bring Broadcast TV Online
New Adobe MediaWeaver and Primetime Media Player Drive Unparalleled Consumer Reach and Revenue Opportunities for Content Publishers
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today unveiled major new components of Project Primetime, the industry’s first fully integrated video technology platform that publishes and monetizes broadcast TV content across any Web-connected device. Adobe® MediaWeaver®, Adobe’s new ad insertion service, dynamically places ads into content to maximize revenue. This new offering delivers a viewing experience that mirrors broadcast TV while also supporting audience targeting and analytics to increase media inventory value. Adobe also introduced Primetime Media Player, an industry-first player technology that allows TV content owners and distributors to maximize audience reach and ensure that all experiences are immediately monetizable through seamless ad insertion and analytics.
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Stardust Completes 10-Spot Campaign For Corona
Stardust Completes 10-Spot Campaign For Corona
Animated Commercials Feature Narration From Football Legend Jon Gruden
Bi-coastal production company Stardust recently delivered a 10-spot campaign from Corona promoting their sweepstakes to send several lucky fans on a trip to a prime football destination. Stardust was recruited for the project via agency Pereira & O’Dell to develop a package of fast-paced, high-energy animated shorts in a contemporary hand-drawn comic style.
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Blackmagic Design Receives Certification for its Thunderbolt™ Video Solutions for PCs
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Thunderbolt™ based video solutions are the first to have been certified by Intel for video capture and playback with approved Thunderbolt computer hardware operating under Windows™. Blackmagic Design’s Intensity Shuttle and Intensity Extreme feature lightning fast Thunderbolt technology and can now be used with certified Thunderbolt hardware using Windows.
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Autodesk Announces Scaleform for Unity Engine and Mobile Game Development
Autodesk Announces Scaleform for Unity Engine and Mobile Game Development
A Leading User Interface Solution Offers Standalone Mobile Platform and Unity Plug-in at Affordable Price
Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has announced new versions of Autodesk Scaleform user interface (UI) middleware for mobile game development, offering an Adobe Flash-based gaming and application platform, as well as a new Unity game engine plug-in.
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Adobe Powers India’s First Stereoscopic 3D Animated Feature Film ‘Krishna aur Kans’
Reliance Animation leverages groundbreaking techniques to create a stunning visual experience
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) has announced that “Krishna aur Kans”, an animated feature film presented by Reliance Animation, has been powered by Adobe technologies including Adobe® Flash® Professional, Adobe Premiere® Pro, After Effects® and Photoshop®. Set for release on 3 August 2012, Krishna aur Kans will be India’s first stereoscopic 3D animated feature film marking a milestone in the Indian animation industry. A team of over 1,200 exceptional artists have worked over the last five and a half years on this movie using a host of Adobe technologies to bring to life the narrative of Krishna, who is set to mesmerize the audience with his charm and valor. While most of the global releases (in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu) are in stereoscopic format, the film will also be released in 2D.
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Gaikai Adopts Autodesk Scaleform to Raise the Bar on User Interface Design Across a Myriad of Devices
Gaikai to include Autodesk Scaleform middleware on its open Cloud Gaming Platform to deliver state-of-the-art User Interfaces on PCs, Digital TVs, Set-Top Boxes and Mobile Devices.
Gaikai Inc., the innovative cloud gaming service, announced today that it has signed a strategic deal with Autodesk, Inc. to enable the use of Autodesk® Scaleform® user interface (UI) solution within the Gaikai open cloud platform. Gaikai will leverage key elements of Scaleform and Adobe® Flash® within the Gaikai platform to deliver industry-leading UI implementations across a wide range of entertainment devices.
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Adobe CS6 Now Available
Adobe Creative Cloud Coming May 11
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 software. The CS6 product line includes powerful new releases of Photoshop®, InDesign®, lllustrator®, Dreamweaver®, Adobe Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Flash® Professional and other products as well as four suite versions – Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium; Creative Suite 6 Design Standard; Creative Suite 6 Production Premium; and Creative Suite 6 Master Collection.
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Adobe CS6 Release Delivers Major Milestone Innovations for Video Pros
CS6 Products Anchor New Adobe Creative Cloud Offering
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the ultimate toolkit for design, Web and video professionals with the unveiling of the Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 product line and Adobe Creative Cloud™.
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Adobe Launches Creative Cloud
Powerful New Adobe CS6 Release at Heart of Transformative Creative Cloud Initiative
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Creative Cloud™, a radical new way of providing tools and services* that will change the game for creatives worldwide. A subscription-based offering, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work and it is centered around a powerful release of Adobe Creative Suite® 6 software (see separate release), packed with innovation across its industry-defining design, Web, video and digital imaging tools.
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Digital Rapids Extends Closed Caption and Advertising Insertion Support with New Encoding and Streaming Updates
Digital Rapids has announced powerful new enhancements to the Digital Rapids Stream software for the company's StreamZ, StreamZHD and Flux encoding solutions. The same new capabilities are also available as applicable in the StreamZ Live family of live streaming encoders and the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager automated, high-volume file transcoding software. Recently-released or soon-to-ship new features include enhanced Closed Caption support for adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming and support for automated advertising insertion when streaming live with Adobe® Flash® technologies.
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Nattress Film Transitions Released for FCP, Motion and AE
Add popular transition effects to your film toolbox; Flash, burn, jump and dissolve your footage with unique transition effects
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Nattress Film Transitions to FxFactory, available now for Final Cut Pro, Motion and After Effects. Users can easily add dynamic transition effects to footage, simulating burning film, jumpy splicing, overexposure, and optical dissolves for a unique look. Users can test the plugins free of charge in trial mode.
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Sorenson Media Named Best Internet Company at TechAmerica San Diego’s 18th Annual High Tech Awards
Sorenson Media today announced that it was named “Best Internet Company” at TechAmerica San Diego’s 18th Annual High Tech Awards, held Oct. 28, 2011. Hosted by TechAmerica, the nation’s leading technology industry trade association, the event celebrated the achievements of technology companies in the greater San Diego area and was attended by over 500 professionals.
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Sorenson Media Launches New Sorenson Squeeze 8
Empowers Users with Unmatched Quality, Flexibility, Control, and Cost-Effectiveness
Sorenson Media today announced the immediate availability of Sorenson Squeeze 8, which adds enhanced functionality and ease-of-use to the company’s gold-standard video encoding and transcoding application at a lower price point. In addition, the company has also introduced Sorenson Squeeze 8 Lite, which makes select features of Squeeze 8 accessible to prosumers at a further significantly reduced price.
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Eidos-Montreal Revives "Deus Ex" Franchise With Autodesk Game Technology
Eidos-Montreal Revives "Deus Ex" Franchise With Autodesk Game Technology
Scaleform Middleware Helps Augment Reality Through Immersive User Interfaces in "Dues Ex: Human Revolution"
Eidos-Montreal, a Square Enix company, used some of the latest game development technology from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), to develop the critically acclaimed "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" video game. Autodesk Scaleform middleware helped the developer build immersive user interfaces (UIs) -- from interactive world objects and the hero's Augmented Reality bioengineered enhancement, to basic menus and heads-up displays (HUDs). Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk MotionBuilder software were used to create and populate the game's large futuristic world.
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Adobe Runs New Creative Suite Promotion
CS2, CS3 and CS4 Users Get 20% Off when Upgrading to the Latest Version
Adobe Systems Incorporated runs promotion giving Creative Suite users on older versions of the design software a special opportunity to upgrade from their individual or suite product to the latest version – including Creative Suite 5.5, Photoshop CS5 or Illustrator CS5 – with a 20 percent discount. The offer runs through December 31, 2011 giving creative professionals a chance to upgrade to the latest in design software capabilities and performance.
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Autodesk Solutions Help Epic Games Create Conclusion to 'Gears of War' Trilogy
Autodesk Solutions Help Epic Games Create Conclusion to 'Gears of War' Trilogy
Epic Integrates Autodesk Scaleform Middleware With Unreal Engine 3 to Create New User Experience for 'Gears of War 3'
To create a spectacular conclusion for the "Gears of War" trilogy, Epic Games extended its creative pipeline with a range of middleware and creative tools from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK). The "Gears of War 3" tour de force user interface (UI) features a highly polished gameplay experience with new and expanded multiplayer modes and the longest story campaign of Epic's games to date. To create the UI, Epic integrated Autodesk Scaleform middleware with Unreal Engine 3 and shared the complex data using Autodesk FBX asset exchange technology.
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NewTek Showcases Hardware Control Surface for New TriCaster™ 450 Series
TriCaster 450 CS provides physical interface to 14-channel HD portable live production systems
NewTek, worldwide leader in portable live production and 3D animation systems, today announced the TriCaster™ 450 CS, a hardware control surface for the new TriCaster 450 series of HD portable live production systems. The
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VidiGo Launches Major Upgrade Of VidiGo Graphics At IBC 2011
VidiGo B.V., a leading developer of smart software products for creating and managing broadcast quality TV, is launching a major upgrade of its Mario Award (NAB 2011) winning product, VidiGo Graphics, at IBC 2011.
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Adode Showcases Advances in Broadcast Workflows at IBC 2011
Announces New Ways to Protect and Deliver Streaming Media, Online and On-device and Acquires Digital Color Correction Technology to Enhance Professional Video Solutions
At the IBC 2011 Conference and Exhibition, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) is showcasing new video technologies and initiatives that are enabling media professionals to create, deliver and monetize premium video content across a myriad of platforms and devices.
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Top British Television Network ITV Adopts Adobe Story for Scriptwriting
Adobe Story Turns Script Content into Relevant Metadata, Streamlining Production
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced at the IBC 2011 Conference and Exhibition that leading U.K. broadcaster ITV has selected Adobe® Story®, an online and offline collaborative script development tool, to manage pre-production of over 500 episodes per year of ITV’s popular programs Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
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Adobe Announces Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Adobe Flash Access 3.0
New Ways to Deliver and Protect High-Quality Video Online and On-device Simplify Streaming Media and Content Protection for Superior Video Experiences Across Desktops and Devices Including iOS, Android and Playbook
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced at the IBC 2011 Conference and Exhibition significant new releases of industry-leading streaming video solutions, including Adobe® Flash® Media Server 4.5 and Flash Access® 3.0 software.
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Adobe Pass for TV Everywhere Gaining Rapid Adoption in the Media Industry
Top Media Companies Including Fox, CNN and Hulu Adopt Adobe Pass to Provide Premium Content Access Across Desktops and Devices
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced at the IBC 2011 Conference and Exhibition that Adobe® Pass service has gained substantial traction since it launched in March 2011.
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DVEO to Showcase Multiformat, Multichannel MPEG-2 to H.264 Adaptive Bitrate Streaming Transcoder at IBC 2011, Stand 2.A48
DVEO to Showcase Multiformat, Multichannel MPEG-2 to H.264 Adaptive Bitrate Streaming Transcoder at IBC 2011, Stand 2.A48
MPEG Gearbox™ Streams Concurrent Multiresolution IP Streams with Multiple Wrappers, Containers, and Multiple Protocols
DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), will introduce the latest version of their real time adaptive bitrate streaming transcoder, streamer and integrated RF receiver in Amsterdam at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), September 9-13, at Stand 2.A48.
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Matrox Releases Lion Drivers across Entire Line of I/O and H.264 Encoding Products
Matrox Video Products Group today announced the immediate availability of Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) drivers for the Matrox MXO2 and Matrox MXO2 MAX families of I/O devices and well as the Matrox MXO monitoring/output device and the Matrox CompressHD H.264 accelerator card.
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Matrox Ships New Editing, Streaming, and H.264 Encoding Features for MXO2 Input/Output Devices
Matrox Ships New Editing, Streaming, and H.264 Encoding Features for MXO2 Input/Output DevicesMatrox Video Products Group today announced the availability of new software releases for the Matrox MXO2 product line for Mac and PC. Highlights of the new releases include support for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium, capture support for Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, and presets for new H.264 encoding parameters in Adobe Media Encoder.
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Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Now Available
Major Upgrade to Creative Suite Product Family Delivers Breakthroughs in HTML5 Authoring and Mobile App Development
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 product family. Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 delivers important advances in HTML5 and Flash authoring, enabling designers and developers to create compelling content and applications.
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