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SNS Introduces enhanced EVO integration with Adobe Creative Cloud
News: SNS Introduces enhanced EVO integration with Adobe Creative CloudSNS EVO ShareBrowser Client Update Provides Metadata Export and Cloud Integration for Latest Release of Adobe Creative Cloud
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced new integrations for Adobe(R) Creative Cloud(R) users with EVO ShareBrowser. New features provided increased portability of custom metadata tags in ShareBrowser and a dedicated workspace for Adobe Creative Cloud user storage.
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Matrox at the 2015 NAB Show -- Product Overview
News: Matrox at the 2015 NAB Show -- Product OverviewMatrox at the 2015 NAB Show — Product Overview Video streaming and recording appliance, multi-camera recording app and OEM products will be featured
At the 2015 NAB Show, Matrox® Video will showcase the popular Monarch™ HD video streaming and recording appliance, the new VS4Recorder Pro™ multi-camera recording app and the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products.
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JMR Debuts Highest Performance and Most Versatile Thunderbolt 2 Thunderbolt 2 Product Family at NAB 2015
Promises to be the highest performing and most versatile Thunderbolt 2 to PCIe peripherals and storage products in the industry
JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading manufacturer and systems integrator of scalable storage solutions will debut their new Lightning ThunderboltTM 2 product family at this year’s NAB 2015 show, in the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth #SL12117.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New High Performance 4.6K Digital Film Sensor
New sensor upgrade dramatically improves image quality with higher resolution and 15 stops of dynamic range!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new high performance 4.6K sensor for its URSA high end digital film cameras. The new Super 35 image sensor features high resolution of 4608 x 2592 at 120 frames per second and an extremely wide 15 stops of dynamic range for images that rival those shot on traditional 35mm film.
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AJA Launches #TryCION Camera Promotion at NAB 2015
News: AJA Launches #TryCION Camera Promotion at NAB 2015Company Invests Heavily to Provide CION Cameras to Qualifying Shooters
AJA Video Systems (NAB Conference, Booth SL205) today launched #TryCION, a new promotion seeding 100 CION cameras with qualified shooters. This new program, currently only available in North America, provides filmmakers, cinematographers and camera operators with easy access to CION to see and experience the camera first hand in production.
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AJA Releases v1.2 Firmware for CION Production Camera @ NAB 2015
News: AJA Releases v1.2 Firmware for CION Production Camera @ NAB 2015Free field-upgradeable software update brings CION users around the world additional image improvements, new features and several other enhancements.
AJA Video Systems unveiled v1.2 firmware for its CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD professional production camera today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2015. The field-upgradeable software update brings CION users around the world additional image improvements, new features and several other enhancements. It is available for free download here: https://www.aja.com/en/products/cion#support .
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AJA Video & Convergent Design Announce Support for AJA Raw on Odyssey7Q+ Recorder
News:AJA Video & Convergent Design Announce Support for AJA Raw on Odyssey7Q+ RecorderAJA Raw is the newest format to be supported in Convergent Design's Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorder
AJA Video Systems and Convergent Design today announced that the Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorder will support the CION digital cinema production camera's AJA Raw file format. AJA Raw is the newest format to be supported in Convergent Design's Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorder, along with Canon Cinema RAW, Sony FS RAW, ARRIRAW and more. A demonstration of the CION-to-Odyssey AJA Raw recording workflow will be demonstrated throughout NAB, April 13-16, at the AJA booth (#SL2505) as well as in the Convergent Design booth (#C8012).
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Adobe Reveals Updates for Creative Cloud Video Apps at NAB 2015
Adobe Creative Cloud and Primetime Take Center Stage at NAB 2015: Coen Brothers, Major League Baseball and “Over-The-Top” Content Providers Adopt Adobe Video Platform
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) is showcasing advances to its complete lineup of video technologies and services that radically improve how broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals create, collaborate, deliver and monetize content across multiple screens. NAB will mark the first public preview of major updates to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools, including a revolutionary new color panel in Adobe Premiere Pro CC for instant color corrections and Morph Cut, which easily removes unwanted pauses and jump cuts for a more polished edit sequence as well as new Adobe Character Animator capabilities for Adobe After Effects CC that bring two-dimensional characters to life.
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Digital Vision to Bring Latest Image Science, Restoration, Archive Scanning, Automation and Colour Grading Technology to NAB 2015
At NAB 2015 Digital Vision will once again take up residence in the Chairman's Room at the Renaissance Las Vegas, adjacent to the LVCC, to present the latest versions of its acclaimed range of colour grading, restoration and image enhancement systems.
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Breaking NAB News: Archion Features New 'Collaborate' Appliance for Adobe Creative Cloud Workflows at NAB 2015
Innovative Solution Provides Continuous Adobe ID or Current User Local Sync Point Access for All Adobe Creative Cloud Content Creators To Share, Collaborate and More
Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for media workflows, is featuring its new Collaborate appliance for Adobe® Creative Cloud® at NAB 2015. Collaborate makes sharing and working together easy, efficient and secure for all Adobe Creative Cloud users by providing management of Adobe Creative Cloud sync points while enabling continuous high-speed access to the world of Adobe Creative Cloud assets, Archive, Libraries, files and tools. Adobe Creative Cloud provides access to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC and many more apps. Archion will be demonstrating Collaborate in Booth SL16011 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13-16, 2015.
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New!! Clear-com Presents The Next Generation Of Ifb Assignment & Management Capabilities
News: New!! Clear-com Presents The Next Generation Of Ifb Assignment & Management CapabilitiesToday at NAB 2015, Clear-Com®, the leader in wired, wireless and IP communication solutions, presented a newly-designed set of IFB assignment and management capabilities within EHX configuration software and the integrated Production Maestro® Pro assignment facility. The system’s new IFB capabilities deliver exceptional ease of use and routing visibility for both single matrix systems and for multi-user, multi-site facilities, offering reliability and operational efficiency in one of the most challenging areas of broadcast production.
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Telestream to Unveil Episode 6.5 at NAB
News: Telestream to Unveil Episode 6.5 at NABTelestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that it will unveil the latest version of its multiformat video encoding software Episode 6.5 at NAB 2015 on booth SL3305. Scheduled for release later in Q2 2015, version 6.5 will feature support for closed captions, new formats, multi-bitrate encoding, and multi-track audio.
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Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!No Crashes and Customized Render Farm Management Tools Efficiently Produce 500K+ Render Jobs for the Film
How many CPU minutes does it take to make 1,000 VFX shots for “Chappie”? Over 95 million – or, put another way, the equivalent of one computer working non-stop for 2,000+ years. With numbers like these, it’s no wonder VFX houses like Image Engine refuse to leave their render farms to chance. Major movie projects and custom pipelines require something more, and for Image Engine, that something is PipelineFX’s Qube! – the most trusted render farm manager for VFX.
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Eyeheight Colour Corrector Chosen For 2015 Series Of Saturday Night Takeaway
Eyeheight's CC-2M colour corrector has been chosen for the latest series of the UK television variety show Saturday Night Takeaway. Produced at ITV's London Studios, the 2015 series commenced on February 21 and runs through to April 4. First broadcast in June 2002, Saturday Night Takeaway won the 2014 'BAFTA for Entertainment Programme' award. In the same year, presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly won the 'BAFTA Entertainment Performance' award for their role in the show.
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News from Archion: NAB 2015 product showcase
Archion Advances Shared Storage Technology & Introduces Must See New Workflow Solutions at NAB 2015 -- Demonstrating How EditStor Platform Tackles the Most Demanding Editorial Workflows & Showcasing Collaborate Appliance for Adobe Creative Cloud Users.
Archion Technologies, a pioneer in high-performance collaborative storage solutions for media workflows, will be showcasing its price performance-leading EditStor EO and introducing two new products at NAB 2015 -- EditStor Omni, a powerhouse for handling the challenges of 4K, 6K and 8K media workflows, and Collaborate, a new appliance for Adobe® Creative Cloud® (CC). Both of these new products address the growing requirements within the media and entertainment industries for simple, secure and affordable collaboration.
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Registration Now Open for EditShare Shared Storage NAB 2015 Great
News: Registration Now Open for EditShare Shared Storage NAB 2015 GreatEditShare(R), the technology leader in intelligent storage and media management solutions, has opened registration for its NAB 2015 EditShare Shared Storage Great Give Away. Open to all NAB attendees, the promotion gives entrants a chance to win one of three EditShare 8TB Ultra shared storage systems given away during NAB 2015 - a value of 8,800.00 USD per prize. The drawings will take place at the EditShare booth (SL10510) on Monday April 13th, Tuesday April 14th and Wednesday April 15th at 12:00pm. Entrants must register for the promotion and pick up a raffle ticket from the EditShare booth before the drawings take place. They also must be present on the EditShare booth during the drawing to win.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems Team Up to Unveil New Graphics and VFX Tools at NAB 2015
Boris Continuum Complete 10 and mocha Pro 5 new technology demos at NAB
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will be previewing the newest versions of flagship products, Boris Continuum Complete and mocha Pro, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 13-16, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, booth SL4225.
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Cinedeck File Based Insert_Editing Smashes Editor
News: Cinedeck File Based Insert_Editing Smashes EditorCinedeck File-Based Insert Editing Smashes Editorial Roadblock Unique capability eliminates program re-rendering and dramatically improves productivity in mainstream NLE workflows
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New Schneider Filters, Lenses and Chrosziel Products at NAB C6037
News: New Schneider Filters, Lenses and Chrosziel Products at NAB C6037Schneider Optics, will unveil a range of new products at the upcoming NAB convention and exhibition in Las Vegas opening April 12, in booth C6037. The newest member of the True Steak® family of top-of-the-line MPTV filters will be unveiled. When mounted in front of the shooting lens, Schneider Optics Confetti filters create mini-streaks that appear as a sparkle or fireworks effect.
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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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RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda
RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda. RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of Twixtor® v6 and ReelSmart Motion Blur™ v5 with GPU support for FXHOME™ HitFilm™, Digital Vision Nucoda™, and Natron. Furthermore ReelSmart Motion Blur is now supported for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Both products continue to be available for Adobe® After Effects®; Apple®; Final Cut Pro®; Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and Newscutter®, The Foundry Nuke™, Adobe Premiere Pro®, Assimilate Scratch®, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, Autodesk®
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Technicolor PostWorks Supports SXSW Films
News: Technicolor PostWorks Supports SXSW FilmsTechnicolor PostWorks provided post production services for six films screening at this month’s South By Southwest Film Festival . They include Headliners Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, in its world premiere, and Manglehorn,,in its U.S. premiere. Also screening are Adult Beginners (Festival Favorites/U.S. Premiere), The Final Girls (Narrative Spotlight/World Premiere), The Grief of Others (Narrative Competition/World Premiere) and Mania Days (Narrative Spotlight/World Premiere).
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Award-Winning Director Morgan Spurlock and Renowned Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki to Deliver Keynote Addresses at Avid Connect 2015
With Last Year's Event a Sell-Out and Hundreds of Participants Already Registered for the Second Annual Event of the Avid Customer Association, Limited Space is Filling Quickly
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced exciting developments in its preparation for Avid Connect 2015, the second annual event of the Avid Customer Association, to be held April 10-12, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas--just prior to the NAB show. Guest keynote speakers will include award-winning writer, director, and producer Morgan Spurlock; and Guy Kawasaki, the renowned author, entrepreneur and business advisor.
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Jiangye Technology Park Makes PipelineFX’s Qube! Primary Render Manager for 100 Companies
In an effort to spur economic growth, China’s Jiangye District government has purchased 400 licenses of PipelineFX’s Qube! to manage the rendering needs of 100 companies currently residing in its new Jiangye Newtown Technology Park and a recently announced joint venture with Original Force that will provide renders, motion capture, color grading and 3D scanning to customers across the globe.
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Statement From ICG President Regarding 'Midnight Rider' Sentencing
News: Statement From ICG President Regarding 'Midnight Rider' SentencingSTATEMENT FROM ICG PRESIDENT STEVEN POSTER, ASC
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Wipster Raises $1.2 Million in Funding to Fuel Growth of its Cloud-Based Collaborative Video Review and Approval Platform
Wipster’s Simple, Elegant Video Review and Approval Platform for Creatives Gains Traction, Acclaim; Prepares for Next Phase of Development
Wipster today announced it has successfully raised $1.2 million USD in funding for its new cloud-based, collaborative video review and approval platform. Wipster was created by filmmaker Rollo Wenlock and a team of creative media tech experts, with a singular focus on creating a beautifully designed, intuitive digital media review and approval platform experience for content creators, filmmakers, in-house corporate media teams, or anyone creating video projects. Wipster helps bring together creative media teams, their colleagues and clients from wherever they may be to collaborate on digital media projects; simply, elegantly and quickly.
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Sky News UK Upgrades Broadcast Infrastructure with ATEM and Smart Videohub
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News in the UK has implemented Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and Smart Videohub as part of an overhaul to the news organization’s broadcast systems in “Studio D.”
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Vacheron Constantin Promos Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot “Watches & Wonders” promotional videos for Swiss luxury watch maker Vacheron Constantin. These promos were produced by Verawom, a leading social creative company based in Shanghai and part of digital media and communications firm Dentsu Aegis Network.
The four promos produced for Vacheron Constantin feature special guest interviews and product displays at Watches & Wonders 2014, the second edition of the Asia Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition provides the latest information on the luxury watch maker and showcase its exceptional new models that combine technical mastery and aesthetic elegance. The four promos were completed within three days by a one man crew consisting of director Yu Gang.
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Simian Unveils Simian NOW!
News: Simian Unveils Simian NOW!New mobile app allows users to download and playback sales reels and other media using their iPhone or iPad.
Simian, the industry leader in creative workflow and evolutionary media management solutions, today announces the release of Simian NOW!, a new app that allows Simian users to download reels and other media assets to their iPhone or iPad for playback offline without an internet connection. Simian NOW!, available free through the Apple App Store, provides a simple and convenient way to store and playback media from wherever one happens to be, even when Internet and Wi-Fi service is unavailable.
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The ‘Pay’ Forward – CABSAT 2015 Conferences To Boost Regional Media Companies’ Revenue Potential
Enhanced Knowledge Exchange Formats to Deliver Regional and Global Expertise on Product Innovation and Monetisation Opportunities:
Mega Studios, Brands and Media and Content Houses Include Al Jazeera, the UK’s Channel 4, Coca Cola Co., Comedy Central, The Creative Grid, Ericsson Media Room, Fox International, ESPN, Huffington Post, icflix, ITV UK, MBC, MTV, NBA, Netflix, Nickelodeon, OSN, Paramount, Piksel, Rotana, Scribble Live, Selevision, VIACOM, Yahlive and Zee Entertainment
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Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC8 for Avid Media Composer
News: Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC8 for Avid Media ComposerEyeheight announces a further expansion to its range of broadcast compliance plug-ins with the addition of BroadcastSafeMC8. Designed for use with the latest versions of Avid's widely used Media Composer editing software, Eyeheight's BroadcastSafeMC8 incorporates a Broadcast Evaluate display indicating which parts of a video image require adjustment in order to be fully broadcast compliant.
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AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production Camera
News: AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production CameraField-Upgradeable Update Offers New Features and Improvements
AJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over one month ago, and this software update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities.
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Panasonic Improves Workflow, Increases Functionality For Varicam 35/hs Camera/recorders With Free Firmware Upgrade
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that incorporates ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording in both models. Additionally, AVC-Intra 4K 4:4:4 12-bit recording,** and AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 4K-LT (4:2:2) variable frame rate recording support** up to 120fps are new to the VariCam 35.
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Logan & Sons Signs Director Christian Alexander Holm-Glad
News: Logan & Sons Signs Director Christian Alexander Holm-GladLogan & Sons, the live-action division of bicoastal content creation studio LOGAN, signs internationally renowned director Christian Alexander Holm-Glad to the their roster of talented filmmakers. A visionary storyteller, Holm-Glad lends his versatile skillset to the Logan & Sons team and will focus on commercials, television series, feature films, and music videos.
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
"THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL," "BIRDMAN" and "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"
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ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTION
News: ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTIONCinematographer John Sharaf, principal of Atlanta digital production facility John Sharaf Photography, has purchased two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders that are immediately available to the region’s burgeoning production community.
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Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
News: Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/RecorderFlorida-based cinematographer Michael Minock recently shot a narrative short about human trafficking, Don’t Look Away, with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The 25-minute film will be submitted to film festivals and provided free of charge to organizations that specialize in caring for and rehabilitating victims of the crime.
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Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware Upgrade
News: Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware UpgradePanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its popular AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld that incorporates a new codec (AVC-Intra Class200), full HD streaming and automatic contents transfer, and new recording formats, all enhancing production and remote newsgathering.
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Cinegy announces partnership with TRAMS
News: Cinegy announces partnership with TRAMSCinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced a new partnership with UK-based systems integrator and reseller Trams.
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SetMeUp Delivers Fast, Powerful and Affordable On-Set Acquisition, Storage and Management Capabilities
News: SetMeUp Delivers Fast, Powerful and Affordable On-Set Acquisition, Storage and Management CapabilitiesSetMeUp integrates Cinedeck and axle Video technologies for multi-channel capture/playback, radically simple content management, plus 18TB of ingest storage
Cinedeck and axle Video (www.axlevideo.com) today launched SetMeUp (www.setmeup.tv), a complete, pre-packaged, cost-effective HD and 4K/UHDTV on-set workflow solution enabling acquisition/playback, radically simple media management and ingest storage for live and episodic broadcast TV production.
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SMPTE Expands Virtual Classroom With Courses on IP Media Transport and Navigating the UHD Ecosystem
New Courses Address Critical Industry Topics, Offer Access to Expert Coaching Within a Structured, Interactive Online Education Environment
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is expanding its virtual classroom with the introduction of two new courses — "The Essentials of Internet Protocol (IP) Media Transport for Broadcasters: Moving Real-Time Video and Audio Over Packet Networks" and "Navigating the Ultra High Definition (UHD) Ecosystem." Designed to provide focused, technical knowledge critical to working in today's digital media industry, the SMPTE Virtual Classroom courses also include the Society's Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Routing & Switching Program.
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axle Drive™, Media Management Hub for $995
News: axle Drive™, Media Management Hub for $995Complete professional and prosumer solution for video, photos, PDFs at CES StorageVisions
axle Video , the pioneer in radically simple media management, today launched axle Drive, a revolutionary low-cost appliance designed for today’s media explosion.
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Small Tree Shared Storage System a Big Hit with Production Company Specializing in Music Videos
TitaniumZ-16 Improves Project Management on Recent Video for EDM Star Caribou
The haunting beauty of EDM artist Caribou’s latest video, “Our Love,” shot on a 6K RED Epic Dragon, was pieced together far more quickly in large part because of the production company’s recent decision to implement Small Tree’s TitaniumZ-16 shared storage system at its studio.
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Cabsat 2015 To Drive Regional Content And Entertainment Industry Growth
News: Cabsat 2015 To Drive Regional Content And Entertainment Industry GrowthMENA Media Market Value Expected to Grow 50% by 2019
With the Middle East and North Africa media market expected to grow from US$16 billion in 2014 to US$24 billion in 2019 according to Strategy & Analysis of CABSAT will examine the global impact of industry-evolving mega trends and highlight how regional companies can adopt products and strategies to drive monetisation and growth opportunities.
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Nominees Announced for Art Directors Guild Awards
News: Nominees Announced for Art Directors Guild AwardsCeremony to Take Place January 31, 2015 at Beverly Hilton Hotel There is a TIE in the Awards or Events Special Category resulting in six Nominees
The Art Directors Guild today announced nominations in 11 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the Art Directors Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The nominations were announced by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards co-producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.The black-tie ceremony revealing winners will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.
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AJA CION is Shipping
News: AJA CION is ShippingMaximize production and minimize post with the easiest 4K workflow yet
AJA Video Systems’ CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, CION™ is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p, and offers compatibility with a wide range of post production applications. CION also outputs AJA Raw HFR at up to 4K/120p. CION is the only 4K/UltraHD camera available that captures internally to 12-bit ProRes 444.
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Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer Powerhouse
News: Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer PowerhouseStrategic acquisition merges leading visual effects software developer with Academy Award-winning creator of motion tracking and rotoscoping tools
Boris FX, the expert in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems Ltd., the UK-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking™ and masking tools.
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Portland Community Media Upgrades with JVC for Field Production
News: Portland Community Media Upgrades with JVC for Field ProductionJVC Professional Products, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Portland Community Media (PCM), the government and public access provider for Portland, Ore., has purchased 22 JVC GY-HM600 and nine GY-HM850 ProHD camcorders to support local programming production for its six channels.
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Design Veteran David Atkinson Joins The Foundry
Design Veteran David Atkinson Joins The Foundry as Head of Design for Commercial Products
The Foundry, provider of award-winning creative software used globally by leading artists, boosted its design expertise today, naming David Atkinson as its head of design for Commercial Products. Atkinson joins The Foundry after several years as creative director at Saddington Baynes, where he worked on campaigns for Honda, Infiniti and Dyson, as well as with advertising agencies such as Wieden&Kennedy, TBWA and Saatchi & Saatchi.
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Broadcast Media Group Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Capture 4K Video of Mississippi State Football Team
News: Broadcast Media Group Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Capture 4K Video of Mississippi State Football TeamBroadcast Media Group is a full service production shop based in Starkville, MS. The company works with clients nationwide, and also provides production services for projects to sister company Tellos Creative, a full service advertising agency. For the past three years, BMG worked with client Mississippi State University to produce a :60-second in-stadium video that plays on massive 110 foot screens at the beginning of each home football game. This year, BMG also produced the video of player’s headshots that introduces each player in the game’s lineup.
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Archion Enhances Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow with Introduction of 'Collaborate'
Innovative Solution Provides Continuous Single Local Sync Point Access
Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for media workflows, today announced Collaborate, a new appliance to manage Adobe® Creative Cloud® sync points and provide continuous high-speed access to the world of Adobe CC assets, Archive, Libraries, files and tools. Collaborate makes sharing and working together easy and efficient for all Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) users.
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Blur Studio Hires Greg Talmage as Executive Producer
News: Blur Studio Hires Greg Talmage as Executive ProducerDave Wilson, Kevin Margo and Jerome Denjean to Bolster Internal Leadership in New Roles
Greg Talmage has joined animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio as Executive Producer. An entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in creative services, Talmage comes to Blur from Iron Claw, an Emmy Award®-winning production company that he co-founded in 2008. Talmage will help guide the studio's continued growth in games, commercials, VFX and film projects, and drive opportunities for Blur's emerging pool of directors.
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John Diel Joins Studio Network Solutions (SNS) As Director Of Sales
Studio Network Solutions (SNS) has brought John Diel on board as Director of Sales. Diel, currently based in California, brings an expansive range of professional broadcast and post production sales experience to the company, which he will leverage to drive sales of SNS technology with SNS’s channel of Resellers worldwide.
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PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty Shots
News: PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty ShotsFamed London Architecture Firm Uses Design Discount to Add Speed and Efficiency to After Hours Render Farm
Success hasn't eluded John McAslan + Partners (winner of over 90 design awards), but like most architecture firms rendering has proven a challenge. The downtime, the man hours, the volume - all issues that were diminished after installing PipelineFX's Qube!. Now, they have the stable, artist-friendly and customizable system they needed for all those late night rendering binges.
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The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Suite
News: The Tiffen Company Releases Major Upgrade to Its Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter SuiteNew 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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AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production Camera
News: AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production CameraNow Accepting Orders from Worldwide Reseller Channel
AJA Video Systems today announced that the company has started accepting orders for the new CION production camera, with an anticipated initial ship date by the end of December. CION is both ergonomic and lightweight with unparalleled connectivity, and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions direct to Apple ProRes or AJA Raw. For information on where to place orders, please visit http://www.aja.com/en/where-to-buy#wtb-cion for a list of AJA CION resellers.
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Eyeheight colour correctors and legalisers return to the Australia for I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!
News: Eyeheight colour correctors and legalisers return to the Australia for I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!Eyeheight colour correctors and legalisers have returned to the tropical jungle of New South Wales for the latest series of the television show I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here! The programme's 14th UK series commenced on November 16th, transmitted across the ITV network. This year's contestants include newsreader Michael Buerk, World Superbkike champion Carl Fogarty and television presenter Melanie Sykes.
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CCW 2014: Facilis Releases TerraBlock Version 6.1
News: CCW 2014: Facilis Releases TerraBlock Version 6.1This week, at the Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo 2014 in New York, Facilis Technology will showcase the latest update for its TerraBlock shared storage system for content creation and post production. Originally previewed at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2014 in Amsterdam, TerraBlock V6.1 is available today, and will be on display for CCW attendees to check out November 12-13 in Facilis’ booth (#1042). The update boasts performance enhancements, improved interoperability with third party applications and more.
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Nice Shoes Creative Studio Director James Coulson Presents Other America
News: Nice Shoes Creative Studio Director James Coulson Presents Other AmericaNice Shoes Director James Coulson’s Other America documentary film series has launched on www.other-america.com. The twelve films will roll out bi-weekly, and provide a virtual roadtrip via lesser-traveled byways, from the unseen side-streets of El Paso to the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota.
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RCS Rolls Out LaunchPad™ Touchscreen Solution Enabling Integration of Real-Time Soccer Analytics Into Live Broadcasts
News: RCS Rolls Out LaunchPad™ Touchscreen Solution Enabling Integration of Real-Time Soccer Analytics Into Live BroadcastsPowerful, Scalable Application to Streamline Interactive Graphics Production and Boost Fan Engagement
Reality Check Systems (RCS) continues to shape the future of broadcast graphics with its commercial release of LaunchPad™, a customizable, interactive solution designed to simplify dynamic touchscreen analysis for soccer broadcasts. Combining RCS’ proprietary software with third-party hardware and cloud data from domestic and international soccer matches, the solution is available in a variety of configurations and gives on-air talent access to real-time analytics and telestration tools to engage fans. LaunchPad boasts a user-friendly interface that enables operators to call up touchscreen graphics for analysis of the desired league, team, player or match in any language and seamlessly transition between them.
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ATTO Technology Announces Complete Portfolio Support for the New Mac OS® X Yosemite
News: ATTO Technology Announces Complete Portfolio Support for the New Mac OS® X YosemiteATTO Technology, Inc., today announced its continued commitment to Apple and its innovations with Mac OS® X Yosemite driver support for its Celerity™ Fibre Channel Host Bust Adapters (HBAs), 6Gb/s ExpressSAS™ SAS/SATA HBAs and RAID Adapters, FastFrame™ Network Interface Cards (NICs) and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) as well as Thunderbolt™ Desklink Devices. Today’s announcement makes ATTO the only high-performance connectivity provider with a full portfolio of adapters available on the market that support the latest Apple® operating system. Customers can download the latest drivers immediately.
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SNS EVO Redefines Award-Winning Gorilla’s Production Workflow
News: SNS EVO Redefines Award-Winning Gorilla’s Production WorkflowMichigan-based Gorilla, a commercial and entertainment based Production Company, has many stories to tell. Starting as a two-man venture in a basement, Gorilla set out on a journey to find success in the industry. Ten years later, the company is now a thriving community of over 30+ artists in a collective space, collaborating on the production of award-winning commercials, documentaries, music videos and animations. Now with the inception of an LA division, GRLA, they will be seeking to expand their theatrical and narrative reel.
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Colorfront Transkoder Delivers The Cutting-Edge At SMPTE 2014
News: Colorfront Transkoder Delivers The Cutting-Edge At SMPTE 2014Colorfront continues leadership in UHDTV and IMF/DCP mastering capabilities
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will set new performance standards and demonstrate a host of cutting-edge features for Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) post production, plus IMF authoring and DCP digital cinema mastering, during SMPTE 2014, Hollywood, CA, 20-23 October (Colorfront booth #311).
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Quantel and Snell - The Complete Picture at CCW 2014
4K 60p and IP production workflows, sports highlighting, CiaB, workflow and playout automation, and 4K 60p high quality color and finishing on show
CCW 2014, 12-13 November 2014, Booths #1125 & #1133: Quantel and Snell are out in force at CCW 2014, with product demonstrations covering 4K 60p and IP production workflows, sports highlighting, CiaB, workflow and playout automation, and 4K 60p high quality color and finishing.
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Advantage Video Systems to Demo 4Kase, a Portable, On-Set Dailies System, at SMPTE
News: Advantage Video Systems to Demo 4Kase, a Portable, On-Set Dailies System, at SMPTEMac-based system provides an integrated solution for dailies processing, editorial and more in a mobile package. See it at axle Video, Booth 409.
Advantage Video Systems will showcase 4Kase, its new mobile, post-production and editing system for use on-set at the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, October 20-23, in Hollywood. The lightest, most compact and most comprehensive on-set production solution on the market, 4Kase drew rave reviews from production professionals of all types when it was introduced at NAB in April.
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Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS Ship
News: Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS ShipPanasonic today announced the immediate availability of its highly-anticipated VariCam models, the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS.
The VariCam 35's superb image handling in multiple formats ranging from pristine 4K RAW to more practical 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and ProRes capture formats make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events. With high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps, the companion 2/3" VariCam HS produces extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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Eyeheight to Demonstrate Its Modular Broadcast Master Control System at Broadcast India
News: Eyeheight to Demonstrate Its Modular Broadcast Master Control System at Broadcast IndiaEyeheight will demonstrate its modular range of broadcast master control equipment at Broadcast India in Mumbai, October 15-17. The company will be represented at the show by its reseller for the Indian subcontinent, Cinecita.
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Passion Turns to PipelineFX for Big Ad Campaigns
News: Passion Turns to PipelineFX for Big Ad CampaignsArtists Rely on Qube! to Manage Renders on Spots like Nike’s Blockbuster Ad, “The Last Game”
When you’re responsible for Nike’s visual message to World Cup fans, the pressure is intense. Not ready in time? Then Nike just missed their shot.
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Boris FX Adds Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Support to Boris Continuum Complete and Boris RED Product Lines
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announces added host support for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve to its flagship product line, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), and to Boris RED.
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Eyeheight experiences outstanding IBC2014 in run-up to October 1 File Delivery Day
Eyeheight reports an outstandingly successful International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, held during the immediate run-up to the UK's October 1 File Delivery Day.
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Market Technology to Represent Advantage Video Systems’ 4Kase in Latin America
On-set workflow system provides a fully-integrated, cost effective solution for region’s burgeoning broadcast, film and television industries.
Advantage Video Systems has signed a reseller agreement with Market Technology to bring its mobile post-production and editing system 4Kase to Latin America. Market Technology will resell the system to broadcasters, film and television producers and others through its network of more than two dozen sales agents in countries from Mexico to Brazil.
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MTI Film Announces CORTEX Dailies Support for ProRes 4444 XQ
News: MTI Film Announces CORTEX Dailies Support for ProRes 4444 XQMTI Film today announced that CORTEX Dailies has added support for decoding and encoding Apple ProRes 4444 XQ. Support is available in a new update, CORTEX v1.5.3.
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Trollbäck + Company Creates Animated Videos To Promote A Low-Carbon Economy
News: Trollbäck + Company Creates Animated Videos To Promote A Low-Carbon EconomyWe Mean Business (partnering with the World Bank) is a coalition of organizations and companies focused on a low-carbon economy. They needed an easy way to communicate the problem and the solution for permanent carbon pricing change. Trollbäck + Company's solution was to create a minimal graphic language system built on color and iconography. This allowed them to tell a sophisticated yet understandable story about the complexities of carbon pricing.
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Everytime, the Collaboration App for Creatives
News: Everytime, the Collaboration App for CreativesWHAT IS EVERYTIME?
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Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube!Leading Render Farm Management Software for VFX Currently at Work on New Guillermo Del Toro Production, “The Book of Life”
The tools that last are the ones that can roll with the punches. For Dallas, TX and Santa Monica’s Reel FX, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way possible. Now in its 11th year of use, PipelineFX’s Qube! plays the guardian role for a production queue riding high on the success of “Free Birds” and the impending release of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced feature with 20th Century Fox, “The Book of Life.”
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cinec 2014 - International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology, which will take place in Munich, Germany, from 21 - 23 September 2014
When images on the big screen take one’s breath away, it is often partly due to the technology which is behind the screen, and often “Made in Germany”. Every two years filmmakers and technicians meet in Munich for one of the most important Trade Fairs of the industry, cinec which honors the most outstanding innovations in the area of film production.
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New software update for Pablo Rio and Pablo PA adds file format support and enhances workflows
News: New software update for Pablo Rio and Pablo PA adds file format support and enhances workflowsSixth software release this year keeps Quantel color and finishing systems the software of choice for 4K
At IBC 2014, Quantel demonstrated the latest new software update for its Pablo Rio color and finishing systems, bringing users a raft of new features and facilities that further reinforce Pablo Rio’s development as the post engine and finishing system of choice for 4K and beyond. This is the sixth new software release for Pablo Rio this calendar year, ensuring users get access to new formats and facilities as quickly as possible.
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RE:Vision Effects Releases RE:Match for Sony Vegas Pro with Automatic Color Matching for Multiple Shot and Multicam Shoots.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Match™ for Sony® Vegas ® Pro, taking intuitive color matching to a whole new level by addressing common color problems when using multiple shots and/or multiple cameras.
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Boris FX Adds ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Support to Boris Continuum Complete and Boris RED Product Lines
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announces added host support for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH® to its flagship product line, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), and to Boris RED. The new products were unveiled during IBC 2014 (September 12-16, Amsterdam, NL).
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Audiofile Releases Loop Editor 2
Picks up where Apple Loop Utility left off
Audiofile, a leading music technology company, today announced the availability of Loop Editor 2 on the Mac App Store. Loop Editor 2 is the perfect replacement for the now discontinued Apple Loops Utility and raises the bar with support for all loop types, beat detection, ACID files, and more.
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COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
News: COLORFRONT TRANSKODER 2014 Goes 8K
Showcase for industry-first, real-time 60FPS 8K & S3D 4K system
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, today broke performance barriers with the announcement of Colorfront Transkoder 2014, the automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, now featuring ground-breaking real-time 8K and 3D4K capabilities.
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FilmLight boosts on-set and near-set production; adds host of functionality to Baselight flagship colour grading system
News: FilmLight boosts on-set and near-set production; adds host of functionality to Baselight flagship colour grading systemNew HDR capabilities, direct DCP deliverables, ProRes, productivity gains and more
FilmLight will be exhibiting a broad range of new functionality for the first time at IBC2014 (Amsterdam, 12–16 September), designed to seamlessly integrate with today’s evolving workflows. Daylight, the new near-set colour grading tool, will be featured on the FilmLight stand (7.F31) alongside the latest product in the Baselight Editions range, Baselight for NUKE, and the latest release of Baselight – 4.4m1.
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Varicam Goes on Show at IBC 2014
Production models of the much anticipated 4K Varicam and Varicam HS from Panasonic were unveiled at IBC 2014.
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AJA Announces CION Support From Top Camera Accessory Manufacturers
News: AJA Announces CION Support From Top Camera Accessory ManufacturersAlphatron, MTF, Wooden Camera, Vocas and Zacuto to Support CION Camera
Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced that top third-party camera accessory developers are on board with support for the CION camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to proven AJA Pak SSD media in the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture.
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AJA Raw CION Camera Format Supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
News: AJA Raw CION Camera Format Supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CCStand 7.F11- AJA Video Systems today announced its AJA Raw CION camera format will soon be supported in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. Adobe previewed several new developments and updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC at the IBC 2014 conference in Amsterdam.
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AJA Releases New CION Teaser Reel
News: AJA Releases New CION Teaser ReelAJA Video Systems released a brand new teaser reel shot using the soon-to-be-shipping CION camera in Grass Valley and Nevada City California. Shooting took place over three days during the first week of September 2014.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Introduces Enhanced Integration With Adobe Creative Cloud
News: Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Introduces Enhanced Integration With Adobe Creative CloudSNS EVO ShareBrowser Client Update Provides Metadata Export and Cloud Integration for Latest Release of Adobe Creative Cloud
Conference Hall 7, Stand 7.J05 - Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced new integrations for Adobe® Creative Cloud® users with EVO ShareBrowser. New features provided increased portability of custom metadata tags in ShareBrowser and a dedicated workspace for Adobe Creative Cloud user storage.
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Met Film Post Brings on SNS EVO as Central Hub for Production Workflow
News: Met Film Post Brings on SNS EVO as Central Hub for Production WorkflowStudio Network Solutions’ EVO Shared Storage Server Supplies Collaborative and Cost-Efficient Workflow Solution for UK’s Award-Winning Met Film
Based at Ealing Studios in London, the oldest continuously working film studio in the world, Met Film Post is one-third of one of the UK’s most remarkable film organizations, Met Film. Met Film combines three leading-edge companies, Met Film School, Met Film Production and Met Film Post. By providing hands-on, professional experience for students, award-winning productions and front line post-production technology services, the vanguard organization creates a unique and a symbiotic working setting for aspiring filmmakers and established experts.
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Vision Globale Enables Truelight Profiling of Tablets and Phones
Vision Globale announces the availability of TL-Mobile, an iOS and Android app to profile the display of tablets and phones with the Truelight software from Filmlight. The app allows tl-cal to measure and profile the display of the device just like traditional displays. The app can be used to qualify the color accuracy of mobile devices to review dailies or approval copies. It can also be used with Truelight to generate custom LUTs to burn into dailies applications. This app has been developed at Vision Globale to insure color accuracy across all steps of production and postproduction. Truelight software from Filmlight and a compatible probe are required.
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CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)CatDV Expands Workflows with YouTube, Vimeo, Adobe, Aspera, Autodesk Smoke, Xendata and Archiware
Square Box Systems, developer of leading digital asset management systems, (DAM/MAM) has expanded the vital technology integrations that form the bedrock of effective media asset management, with the announcement of brand new integrations and workflow capabilities at IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam (Hall 7.J15C).
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Riptide Music Group President Rich Goldman Featured Guest Speaker During 2014 Cutting Edge Conference in New Orleans
News: Riptide Music Group President Rich Goldman Featured Guest Speaker During 2014 Cutting Edge Conference in New OrleansRiptide Music Group President Rich Goldman was a featured Guest Speaker on three panels during the just concluded 2014 Cutting Edge Conference. The event was held August 21-23 at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans. Riptide Music Group is a “sync-flavored” global publishing administration company with services that include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and videogames.
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Cinedeck Launches Breakthrough Modular Workflow with Cinedeck ZX at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)
News: Cinedeck Launches Breakthrough Modular Workflow with Cinedeck ZX at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)Cinedeck ZX Delivers Cost-Effective Custom-Build of Fast Camera-To-Post Workflows
Cinedeck, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will launch Cinedeck ZX, a breakthrough, modular 4K/UHDTV-1/HD/SD platform, that allows users to cost-effectively custom-build fast camera-to-post workflows for a wide range of digital cinema and broadcast applications, at IBC 2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September (Hall7.J07).
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Sonnet and Archiware Join Forces to Demonstrate Advanced Thunderbolt™ Connectivity for Video Archiving
At IBC2014, Sonnet Technologies will partner with Archiware GmbH to demonstrate an advanced video postproduction editing system connecting a remotely-located, rack-mounted Mac Pro® computer with attached storage expansion and LTO tape drive for archiving of video files, via optical Thunderbolt™ cable to a Thunderbolt dock with attached keyboard, mouse, and monitor. The demo at IBC2014 will feature Sonnet's xMac™ Pro Server Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for the latest generation of the Mac Pro, Archiware's P5 long-term archiving software, and the Sonnet Echo™ 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock.
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Ben Gibbs, Jan Cilliers and Celest Gilbert Launch GIRL OVERBOARD
News: Ben Gibbs, Jan Cilliers and Celest Gilbert Launch GIRL OVERBOARDFilm and commercial VFX Supervisor Ben Gibbs, VFX Supervisor and Lead Flame Artist, Jan Cilliers and Executive Producer Celest Gilbert launch creative studio GIRL OVERBOARD.
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Sound Devices Introduces FileSafe into Rack-Mounted Video and Audio Recorders
News: Sound Devices Introduces FileSafe into Rack-Mounted Video and Audio RecordersNew Mission-Critical Technology Protects Video and Audio Recordings from Unintentional Drive Removal and Power Loss
Sound Devices (IBC Show: Hall 8, Stand B59) introduces its unique FileSafe™ technology as part of its 2.02 firmware release for its multi-drive, network connected video and audio rack-mounted recorders. Incorporated into the Video Devices PIX products, including the 270i, 260i and 250i, as well as the Sound Devices 970, FileSafe recovers video and audio files if, during recording, drives are unintentionally removed or power is lost.
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EditShare Unveils XStream EFS Enterprise Scale-Out Storage Solution at IBC2014
Enterprise-Class, Distributed and Redundant “Scale-Out” File System Offers Unmatched Performance for Real-Time Workflows
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced EditShare XStream EFS, a new enterprise storage solution aimed at media markets. Demonstrated for the first time at IBC2014 (stand 7.G37), EditShare XStream EFS is a powerful distributed scale-out file system designed from the ground up to support large-scale media workgroups requiring high-bandwidth, high-volume media ingest, transcoding, online collaborative editing and multiplatform distribution of HD, 2K, 4K and beyond.
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Award-Winning Australian Video Agency Taps Small Tree and Digistor to Maximize Workflow
Melbourne Company Achieves Optimal Speeds and ROI with TitaniumZ-16 Shared Storage System Across 10GbE
Delivering stunning video content for corporate, agency and government clients, New McPherson recently grew tired of its cumbersome workflow system. To accelerate its post-production process, the Melbourne-based agency turned to Digistor, digital media solution specialists, for expert counsel. After a thorough review of New McPherson’s setup, which included a range of direct connect external drives moving data from one workstation to another, Digistor prescribed a robust, scalable and ROI-friendly TitaniumZ-16 Ethernet-based shared storage system from Small Tree.
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Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage Gains Worldwide Momentum
Post Production and Content Creation Facilities Spanning Europe, the Middle East and North America Advance Revenue-generating Operations with TerraBlock
Creative shops around the world are turning to Facilis TerraBlock shared storage to enhance project collaboration and boost productivity as evolving file formats and bit rates introduce new challenges to post production and content creation workflows. A growing number of facilities from Norway, to the U.K., Egypt, Canada and beyond are integrating TerraBlock into media pipelines to realize greater flexibility, speed and scalability.
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Blackmagic Design announces new disk formatting update for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: Blackmagic Design announces new disk formatting update for Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9.5 software which includes dashboard on screen menus and high performance disk formatting for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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ZOOsubs Cloud-Based Subtitling Benefits Five of The Six Major Hollywood Studios
ZOO Digital, provider of cloud-based media production services, announces that its ZOOsubs subtitling services and platform are being used to localize feature films and TV titles for five of the six major Hollywood studios.
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Apple Motion 5: Volumetric LightingApple Motion 5: Volumetric Lighting
Volumetric lighting creates a dramatic look of real light in a 3D space, and works especially well for title animation, even with 2D text. It's a nifty magic trick, created with a finesse that some people don't associate with Apple Motion. You of course know better, and Simon Ubsdell is here to help you create the magic.
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Apple Motion 5: ShockwaveApple Motion 5: Shockwave
An explosive shockwave. Think you've seen it all before? Not until Simon Ubsdell has shown you how to take advantage of unique tools in Apple Motion 5 to make your own. Simon's experience has been built over 25 years in motion graphics, sound design and mixing, music composition, visual effects and compositing, as well as writing, directing and producing. Follow him as he takes you deep inside keyframes, caustics, camera behaviors, and customizations, as well as sharing real-world tips for finding your way around Motion.
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Apple Motion 5 Title Tutorial: WeldApple Motion 5 Title Tutorial: Weld
In the first of what will be an ongoing series, "Title Animation: WELD" uses the particle system in Apple Motion, as well as support for EPS outlines, to create the photo-real impression of a title burned onto the screen with a blowtorch, complete with sparks and smoke. Part 1 covers the set-up ,including a stop in Adobe Illustrator, and Part 2 features the compositing, lighting, and filtering finesse to really make it pop.
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One of the biggest "issues" people coming from other NLE's still seem to have with FCP X is how the Timeline works. Magnetism! No Tracks! Weird Snorkel Things! Storylines?! It's Crazytown! If you fall into this category, we have two suggestions for you. 1) Read this article by Creative COW's Charlie Austin. 2) Don't fight the timeline! Even experienced X-ers are going to have fun with this one.
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Video Editing: Mac or Windows?
Although a lot of the time it is said that this choice comes down to personal preference, there are specific areas in which Mac OS is stronger and a couple where Windows operating system is stronger too. Firstly, the software on the market differs immensely. Apple video editing software is...
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NAB Show 2015: Tips from an NAB Convention Veteran To Make the Best Use of Your Time.
The snow is finally starting to melt, well except in Boston, so that means it’s time for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention.   I’ve gone so many times it’s more like a family reunion than a trade show anymore.  Here’s my 2015 edition of “Tips from an NAB Veteran to make...
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New SAS HBA Solutions now available from HighPoint Technologies
Hi Folks, I'm very excited to announce that HighPoint Technologies have released the updated firmware, drivers and web management GUIs for their RocketRAID 27xx and 45xx PCIe HBAs as well as their RocketStor 6328 Thunderbolt to USB adapter for tape compatibility on Mac and Linux platforms. Existing RocketRAID 27xx and...
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In his final look at creating video walls, Kevin P McAuliffe talks to Mac users, specifically those who have switched from Final Cut Studio to Media Composer, and shows them how to create the same video wall effect using the new MC7 and Apple's Motion 5.
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about encoding your exported Media Composer timelines using Apple's Compressor. This lesson is specifically focused on Editors who have made the switch from Final Cut Pro/Studio to Avid's Media Composer.
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Exporting titles for 3rd Party Applications: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to export Marquee titles for use in 3rd party compositing applications such as Adobe's After Effects and Apple's Motion.
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