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HP Announces Power and Performance Boost for HP Z240 Workstation
HP Announces Power and Performance Boost for HP Z240 WorkstationUnder-the-hood improvements deliver reliability, power and remote software linkup to Macs.
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REDirect Film Competition Voting Now Open
REDirect Film Competition Voting Now OpenRED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside TV, has opened audience voting for this year’s edition of REDirect, a short film competition. In its third year, REDirect Explore 2016 celebrates the exploration of the outside world. This past spring, eight hand-selected cinematographers from around the globe were challenged with creating a captivating outdoor adventure lifestyle story.
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Drone News: Aerix Drones Releases VIDIUS VR, the Worlds Smallest Virtual Reality Drone
AERIX Drones (formerly Axis Drones) launched the new VIDIUS VR, the World’s Smallest Virtual Reality Drone, which measures a scant 4.3cm x 4.3cm x 2.5cm. It’s capable of flying up to 100 feet away, performing 360 degree flips and rolls, and streaming and recording live video. The VIDIUS VR includes the new AERIX VR Goggles so pilots can fully immerse themselves in live, first-person-view flight and heart-pumping action.
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slimRAW adds four new CinemaDNG compression types
A new update of slimRAW has been released. Version 1.6 adds a 5:1 constant bit rate CinemaDNG raw compression as well as two modes of variable bit rate lossy CinemaDNG compression in addition to the previously available 3:1 and 4:1 options. There is also a new widely compatible logarithmically encoded lossless compression mode, which offers further space savings while still keeping the original great image quality untouched. The expanded range of raw compression modes serves a variety of needs and makes high resolution raw video acquisition practical.
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SMPTE Celebrates Both Its Founders
Following Founders' Day on July 24 and the Anniversary of Incorporation on Aug. 10, Celebrations Will Culminate in Centennial Gala at Society's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continues with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations. Part of the celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation — July 24 and Aug. 10, respectively.
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Browsing and Downloading Family Photos on Canon
BROWSING AND DOWNLOADING Family PHOTOS ON CANON’S CONNECT STATION CS100 DEVICE just got easier with New mobile APPlication
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its new Canon Connect Station mobile applicationi for the Canon Connect Station CS100 deviceii. This application makes it easy to view, transfer, upload and share cherished photos from a compatible smartphone or tablet.
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Voting for REDirect Explore 2016 “Fan Favorite” Now Open
Voting for REDirect Explore 2016 “Fan Favorite” Now OpenRED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside TV, has opened audience voting for this year’s edition of REDirect, a short film competition. In its third year, REDirect Explore 2016 celebrates the exploration of the outside world. This past spring, eight hand-selected cinematographers from around the globe were challenged with creating a captivating outdoor adventure lifestyle story. The contestant videos are now complete, and votes for this year’s Fan Favorite can be cast until 12:00pm PT on August 8, by liking the video on RED's 4K YouTube Channel, Shot on RED.
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Archion Technologies Introduces Omni Hybrid, the Ideal Storage Workflow Solution
Archion Technologies Introduces Omni Hybrid, the Ideal Storage Workflow SolutionArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has introduced into the entertainment, broadcasting and multi-media industries its EditStor Omni Hybrid – the company’s newest product within its family of collaborative storage solutions for demanding media workflows. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 3.4 Update for Blackmagic
Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 3.4 Update for BlackmagicBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 3.4 update for the original Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. This new update adds SDI record trigger, RP-188 timecode output and improved 6G-SDI output compatibility. Camera 3.4 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Production Camera 4K customers.
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Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now Shipping
Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now ShippingNew BCC 10 for Final Cut Pro offers hundreds of professional FxPlug tools and creative effects in one complete package.
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple. Following recent releases for Avid, Adobe and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, BCC 10 now delivers major new tools for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to the Final Cut Pro timeline.
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Marquis' X2Pro is Big Hit with Trailer Park Boys
Marquis' X2Pro is Big Hit with Trailer Park BoysMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media! Marquis has today announced X2Pro Audio Convert, which integrates Final Cut Pro X into professional audio workflows, is a ‘big hit’ with Trailer Park Boys. The popular Netflix show which follows the booze-fueled misadventures of three longtime pals and petty serial criminals running scams from their Nova Scotia trailer park, is edited by Jeremy Harty, supervising editor for Trailer Park Boys and Swearnet.com.
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Avid Unveils Frost & Sullivan Whitepaper on Exponential Growth of Content Driving Demand for New Software-defined Media Storage Solutions
Avid Unveils Frost & Sullivan Whitepaper on Exponential Growth of Content Driving Demand for New Software-defined Media Storage SolutionsThe unique software-defined approach in Avid’s new NEXIS intelligent storage solution helps organizations better manage the rapid growth in media content they’re facing
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the release of a new whitepaper by leading research and consulting organization, Frost & Sullivan, that uncovers the need for software-defined storage solutions like the new Avid NEXIS™ platform to help media organizations to manage the exponential growth in content. Future-proofing Media Workflows through Software-Defined Storage: Making the Case for Intelligent and Agile Storage Platforms explores the impact of remote working groups, multiple file formats and the proliferation of digital content on media organizations of all sizes, and how software-defined storage solutions can help them efficiently and flexibly manage and store media.
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SmartSound Launches Sonicfire Pro 6
A New Landmark in Music Soundtrack Creation
SmartSound®Software, Inc., the leader in fully-customizable royalty-free music and soundtrack creation technology, today announced Sonicfire®Pro 6—a software revolution in soundtrack creation technology. Seamlessly integrated with SmartSound’s extensive Royalty-Free Music Library, Sonicfire Pro 6 brings powerful new technologies to the selection, customization and integration of music tracks for video production.
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Archion Announces Collaboration with NewTek to Establish EditStor as First Network Storage System to Adopt NDI for IP Production Workflow
Archion Announces Collaboration with NewTek to Establish EditStor as First Network Storage System to Adopt NDI for IP Production WorkflowArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, and one of the newest members of NewTek's Developer Network, has embraced NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for IP-based production workflows. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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JMR to Debut New Studio, Thunderbolt, SSD, and File Transfer Technologies at NAB 2016
JMR to Debut New Studio, Thunderbolt, SSD, and File Transfer Technologies at NAB 2016JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, will debut their newest desktop-to-enterprise studio storage offerings; a new ultra-portable flash drive; new line of Thunderbolt-2 to PCIe expansion for both mobile and fixed media-centric applications; the industry’s highest performance and lowest cost file transfer system; and new ways to rack mount and integrate storage with the Mac Pro® and Mac Mini®. Visitors to NAB can meet with JMR executives and view these award winning products at the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth #SL11517 - South Hall Lower Level.
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Editors' Lounge To Kick Off Summer With Celebration & Open House At AlphaDogs Post Production
Editors' Lounge To Kick Off Summer With Celebration & Open House At AlphaDogs Post ProductionThe Editors’ Lounge, now into its thirteenth year, will be hosting a summer kick-off celebration on Friday, June 24 with an open house at AlphaDogs Post Production. Attendees will get the opportunity to ask the staff questions about post-production, take a tour of the facility while mingling and chatting with peers. The celebration will be held at 1612 W. Olive Ave., #200 Burbank, CA beginning a 6:30 pm. The cost to attend is to bring your favorite beverage. Food will be provided compliments of the Editors’ Lounge.
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Marquis' X2Pro is Big Hit with Trailer Park Boys
Marquis' X2Pro is Big Hit with Trailer Park BoysMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media! Marquis has today announced X2Pro Audio Convert, which integrates Final Cut Pro X into professional audio workflows, is a ‘big hit’ with Trailer Park Boys. The popular Netflix show which follows the booze-fueled misadventures of three longtime pals and petty serial criminals running scams from their Nova Scotia trailer park, is edited by Jeremy Harty, supervising editor for Trailer Park Boys and Swearnet.com.
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Lou Levinson Named Fellow of Colorist Society International
Lou Levinson Named Fellow of Colorist Society InternationalFamed colorist, telecine operator, and color workflow specialist Lou Levinson has been named a Fellow of the Colorist Society International (CSI).
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AICP Awards Winners Announced
AICP Awards Winners AnnouncedThe AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at The Tishman Auditorium at the New School, and the AICP Week Base Camp.
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Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear Expo
Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear ExpoExpress Dailies 2016 delivers trendsetting in-production support for UHD HDR workflows
Colorfront , the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will showcase the groundbreaking capabilities of its new Express Dailies 2016 system for Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) image-processing in on-set dailies workflows, during Cine Gear Expo 2016, c/o ALT Systems and Sony.
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H.264 Recording Capabilities Now Available For Video Devices' PIX-E Series
H.264 Recording Capabilities Now Available For Video Devices' PIX-E SeriesFirmware Version 3.00 Now Features the H.264 Codec, as well as the Option to Simultaneously Record Both ProRes and H.264 Files
Video Devices, a brand of video products developed by Sound Devices, LLC, announces that Firmware Version 3.00 for its popular PIX-E Series of 4K-compatible recording monitors – previewed at the 2016 NAB Show – is now available. With this latest firmware update, the PIX-E Series adds the H.264 codec as well as the ability to simultaneously record a high-quality, edit-ready Apple® ProRes .mov file and a much smaller H.264 .mp4 file. These features are now available as a free download for PIX-E owners.
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Video Devices' PIX-E5 Is A Perfect Fit For 360 Designs' 4k Virtual Reality Rigs
Video Devices' PIX-E5 Is A Perfect Fit For 360 Designs' 4k Virtual Reality RigsRobust, Compact Recording Monitors Make On-Rig 4K Capture Easier for VR Production Pioneer
Founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based 360 Designs, Alx Klive sees a lucrative future for Virtual Reality (VR). Although it is still in its infancy, Klive believes 360-degree live streaming of sports, concerts and other live events is the next advancement for the entertainment industry. Founded in 2015, 360 Designs manufactures high-end professional 360-degree cameras, rigs, and live streaming solutions for VR. The company serves top broadcasters, and Internet and production companies, and has recently had its cameras at Coachella, a range of music and film events at SXSW, and the OSCARS® capturing professional-quality VR video.
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Erik Huggers Announced as an IBC Conference Keynote Speaker
IBC announced today that Erik Huggers, President and CEO of Vevo, will deliver a Keynote on Saturday 10 September at its forthcoming IBC2016 Conference.
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SoCal Rentals Drives Production With AJA Ki Pro Ultras
SoCal Rentals Drives Production With AJA Ki Pro UltrasSoCal Rentals was founded in 2008 to provide clients in broadcast, reality TV, live event production and AV/staging with full service audio, video and LED solutions offering production-specific engineering design, equipment rentals, expert technical management, project consulting and crews. The company recently added 12 AJA Ki Pro Ultras into their rental pool, which already includes massive quantities of AJA gear including hundreds of FiDO fiber and Hi5 SDI to HDMI Mini-Converters, 30 Ki Pros, 20 Ki Pro Racks, multiple FS1 and FS2 frame synchronizers, KUMO routers and more.
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The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11th
The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11thLegendary Academy Award-winner Anne V. Coates, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated VFX artists and editors
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its annual one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held this year on June 11, 2016 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. This year's panels include a look at visual effects artists, television's golden age, and groundbreaking documentaries. The event culminates with legendary editor Anne V. Coates, ACE's acclaimed career including The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Becket, In the Line of Fire, and the Oscar winning Lawrence of Arabia," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from some of today's greatest story tellers."
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Atlanta Production Boom Builds File Transfer Demand for Crawford Media
Atlanta Production Boom Builds File Transfer Demand for Crawford MediaSigniant Media Shuttle replaced FTP with greater speed, flexibility, and ease of use for both Crawford and their clients
A Georgia state tax credit is at the center of a growing surge in episodic television production in the Atlanta area. The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides a 20 percent tax credit for companies spending $500,000 or more on production and post-production in the state (on a single or multiple projects). An additional 10 percent credit is available if the finished product includes a promotional logo from the state.
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MPC LA Makes Formidable New Hire & Key Promotion
Casey McIntyre Promoted to Creative Director, MPC Creative
MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce Rob Hodgson has joined the studio as VFX Creative Director for the Advertising division. A well respected and accomplished Visual Effects Supervisor and Artist, his body of work includes Ang Lee’s Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (for which Hodgson received a BAFTA nomination for visual effects), and award-winning commercials such as Kia “Dream Car,” GE “Ideas Are Scary” (both directed by Noam Murro) and Jell-O “Comb Over” (directed by Ulf Johansson). Hodgson joins CD Paul O’Shea to lead the studio’s renowned VFX team, behind recent work such as Nike “The Conductor,” Gatorade “The Dribble Effect” and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Seize Glory.”
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Post-Production Toolsets From Adobe, Facilis & Boris FX/Imagineer At May Editors' Lounge
Post-Production Toolsets From Adobe, Facilis & Boris FX/Imagineer At May Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge returns Friday, May 20th with presentations on all the latest post-production toolsets from Adobe, Facilis Technology and Imagineer Systems, mocha Pro. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production located at 1612 W Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm and is free to attend. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite beverage with complimentary food provided by the Editors’ Lounge.
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AJA System Test Lite Software Available For Free on the Apple Store
AJA System Test Lite Software Available For Free on the Apple StoreNew Version of AJA’s Popular Software Measures Disk Speed Performance
AJA Video Systems today released AJA System Test Lite, a version of the company’s popular speed test software, available today on the Apple Store. AJA System Test Lite is an Apple Store version of AJA’s free System Test cross-platform application for measuring and reporting system and storage performance.
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The Foundry delivers increased performance and efficiency with NUKE 10
NUKE 10 offers key new updates across NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of NUKE 10, designed to make artists more productive. With a focus on accelerating everyday workflows by enhancing performance, increasing stability and delivering new functionality in the areas that matter most to artists, NUKE 10 delivers key new updates across the entire product range: NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO.
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ALLie Camera integrates with YouTube to Enable 360-Degree Live Streaming
ALLie Camera users can now live stream their 360-degree content on YouTube live streaming service
Alongside the launch of IC Real Tech's new ALLie Camera today, the company announced the integration of the ALLie Camera with YouTube – enabling any user to live stream 360-degree video on YouTube. With its launch, the ALLie Camera becomes the world's first 360-degree everyday use camera with 24/7 viewing, recording, live streaming, still-capturing, social sharing and virtual reality (VR) viewing capabilities – allowing users to see it all, all the time, no matter where they are.
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IC Real Tech Publicly Launches ALLie Camera as the First 360-Degree Everyday Use Camera
IC Real Tech appoints photography and video industry veteran Mark Sherengo VP of sales and marketing for its ALLie Camera subsidiary
IC Real Tech announced the hard launch of its new ALLie Camera, the world's only 360-degree everyday use camera with 24/7 viewing, recording, live streaming, still-capturing, social sharing and virtual reality (VR) viewing capabilities – allowing users to see it all, all the time, no matter where they are.
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Maximum Compatibility - the Sennheiser EK 6042 Two-Channel Camera Receiver
Maximum Compatibility - the Sennheiser EK 6042 Two-Channel Camera ReceiverNAB 2016 marks the US launch of Sennheiser’s [booth N5729] brand-new EK 6042 slot-in camera receiver, which was previewed earlier at IBC. The true-diversity, two-channel EK 6042 can work with analogue and digital Sennheiser transmitters or – a world first – a mix thereof, across a bandwidth of 184 MHz. It is an ideal partner to Sennheiser’s top-of-the-range Digital 9000 series and all analogue transmitters that feature HiDyn plus or HDX companders. The EK 6042 auto-configures for these transmitters via IR, saving set-up time and hassle for broadcast and filming crews who place a high value on sound quality and wireless reliability.
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Teradek Announces Sphere: Wireless 360º Video Monitoring and Streaming
Teradek Announces Sphere: Wireless 360º Video Monitoring and StreamingTeradek today announced the release of Sphere, a revolutionary new product for the 360º-video production market. Sphere offers real-time monitoring and live streaming of panoramic video content-in high definition.
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ATTO Technology Announces Mac OS X® driver Support for FastFrame™ 40GbE NICs
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for nearly 30 years, today announced Mac OS X® driver support for its FastFrame™ 40GbE Network Interface Cards. General availability for ATTO’s 40GbE OS X driver is expected in Q3 2016.
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New ARRI Look Management Garners Industry Support
With the ALEXA SXT cameras, ARRI is rolling out a new look management workflow that is already finding enthusiastic support from leading manufacturers of on-set color grading and digital dailies software.
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AJA Releases CION v1.3 Firmware with New Gamma Settings; Announces New Pak1000 Promo for CION Purchases
AJA Releases CION v1.3 Firmware with New Gamma Settings; Announces New Pak1000 Promo for CION PurchasesAJA Video Systems today released new v1.3 firmware for the AJA CION, AJA’s 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera that shoots edit-ready Apple ProRes files at up to 4K 60fps. CION v1.3 firmware, available today as a free software download, was created based on customer feedback, and adds features that improve the CION imagery pipeline. AJA has also announced that CION purchases made after April 18, 2016 will qualify for a complimentary Pak1000 drive (US MSRP $1,495.00) provided directly from AJA.
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G-technology Offers New Network Attached Storage Solution For Content Creators
New 12-Bay G-RACK™ 12 Enables Teams of Creative Professionals to Streamline Media and Entertainment Workflows with the Reliability, Scalability, and Studio-Friendly Technology You’d Expect from the Trusted G-Technology Brand
G-Technology®, a trusted premium storage solutions provider, today announced its new G-RACK 12 network attached storage (NAS) solution – its first NAS-based device that enhances its award-winning product portfolio for content creation professionals worldwide. This along with a sneak peek of new technology demonstrations and the latest G-Technology products will be on display at NAB, April 18-21, in Las Vegas, Booth SL6005.
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NewBlue Announces Titler Live Broadcast for Popular Live Production Systems
NewBlue Announces Titler Live Broadcast for Popular Live Production SystemsDelivers up to 16 streams of real-time animated multi-layer production graphics
NewBlue Inc., a leading provider of production-proven video special effects, transitions and titling technology, today announced Titler Live Broadcast, a new affordable, high-quality, 3D, animated titling solution for live production. Titler Live Broadcast supports popular production systems such as NewTek Tricaster, Telestream Wirecast, Blackmagic ATEM, Roland Switchers, and vMIX Go. Users of NewTek’s NDI (Network Device Interface) can stream graphics and text on up to 16 independent channels all from a single Mac or Windows computer.
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HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-One
HP Inc. Packs Power and Performance into World's First Workstation All-in-OneUnveils software to enhance performance for Mac users
HP Inc. today announced a bold evolution and a series of updates to the world's first workstation all-in-one -- the new HP Z1 G3 Workstation - combining the simplicity of an All-in-One design with performance typically found in traditional tower workstations.
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ProMAX Changes the Game with Introduction of Ingest to Archive Production Workflow Solution
ProMAX Changes the Game with Introduction of Ingest to Archive Production Workflow SolutionProMAX Platform Version 5 Introduces Integrated Archiving, Superior Asset Management and Accelerated Transcoding Capabilities All in One System
ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for media organizations, today announced Platform Version 5, a game changing release in the award winning Platform Workflow Server line. With robust, user managed features from ingest to archive, all in one single unit, Platform Version 5 sets a new standard of efficiency for production workflows.
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AtomOS7.1 for Flame Series adds PQ in/out and HDR Waveform
Within a month of launching the world’s first HDR monitor-recorders, Atomos announces new features for the Flame series, broadening the HDR usage & improving the ease of use when exposing for HDR – all of these improvements are the result of real world user feedback.
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GoPro to Showcase Full Suite of Professional Products at NAB 2016
At NAB 2016, April 18-21 in Las Vegas, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) will unveil end-to-end professional solutions for capturing, stitching, and publishing high-resolution virtual reality content. GoPro will showcase Omni™, its six-camera spherical array, accompanied by 360˚ videos shown in the booth, and Odyssey™, its panoramic stereoscopic16-camera rig optimized to work with Google's Jump VR Platform™.
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Critique 4 Unveiled at NAB 2016
Critique 4 Unveiled at NAB 2016Award-Winning Technology Built by DigitalFilm Tree Experts
Critique 4, developed by the people who brought you DigitalFilm Tree, will be unveiled at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 18-21. This new version of the popular cloud-collaboration software will be showcased at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) booth (SL9016). Critique 4 is already utilized by award-winning productions such as Modern Family, The Simpsons and NCIS: Los Angeles, among others.
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Small Tree Introduces ZenStor Line of Shared Storage Systems at NAB 2016
Small Tree Introduces ZenStor Line of Shared Storage Systems at NAB 2016Simple, Powerful and Affordable Solution Effortlessly Handles 4K Workflow
To meet today’s demanding editing environments, Small Tree, the video editing shared storage expert, is introducing ZenStor, a new line of shared storage systems that is simple, powerful and affordable, at NAB 2016 (SL12117). ZenStor, expected to be available for purchase in late spring, provides advancements in performance, connectivity and reliability, and is capable of effortlessly handling demanding 4K workflows.
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NAB 2016: EditShare Flow Media Asset Management Platform Boasts New Remote Editing Tools and Multisite Production Capabilities with Advanced 4K Support
NAB 2016: EditShare Flow Media Asset Management Platform Boasts New Remote Editing Tools and Multisite Production Capabilities with Advanced 4K SupportEditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, is demonstrating how the latest release of EditShare Flow, its flagship media asset management (MAM) platform, provides facilities a secure and reliable ‘Private Cloud’ environment to facilitate remote and multisite workflows at NAB 2016 (booth SL9716).
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Codex Production Suite 4.5 delivers one workflow and new pricing for DITs
Codex Production Suite 4.5 delivers one workflow and new pricing for DITsCodex (www.codex.online) is launching Codex Production Suite 4.5, the all-in-one software package enabling the colour grading, review, metadata management, transcoding, QC and archiving of media generated by the latest digital cinematography cameras. From ingest to post production, Codex Production Suite 4.5 now provides one workflow for multiple types of camera, from ARRI ALEXA 65 to GoPro, resulting in no more snowflake workflows, and no need to reinvent the wheel on every production – just a single, simple, secure and affordable workflow. Codex Production Suite 4.5 will launch at NAB 2016, Codex booth #SL6828.
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NAB News: Pronology Launches mRes, a New Standalone Multi-Resolution Encoder at NAB 2016
Unique Uncompressed Recording Architecture Allows for Various Resolutions to be Created Without Any Loss of Quality
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is introducing its new mRes™standalone multi-resolution encoderat the 2016 NAB Show (Booth SL12407). The company’s first standalone encoder, mRes seamlessly records three tiers of uncompressed video per SDI input channel prior to compression and wrapping, without missing a frame of action: a high-resolution media file, an edit proxy and a live web-streamable proxy, all while offering users flexibility and ease of use at a low cost point.
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Archion NAB 2016 Omni and Velo Press Release
Archion Announces Ultra High-Performance Enhancements At NAB 2016 for EditStor Omni & Velo Collaborative Storage Solutions
ArchionTechnologies, the price-performance leader in collaborative storage solutions for demanding media workflows, is announcing upgrades to both its pace-setting EditStor Omni and Velo shared media storage solutions. These upgrades now boost the performance of EditStor Omni up to to 8000 MB/sec. and EditStor Velo up to 5000 MB/sec. Previously available with multiple expansion chassis, these speeds are now accomplished with the addition of only a single expansion chassis.
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NAB NEWS: Video Devices to Preview New Simultaneous ProRes and H.264 Record Capability At NAB 2016
Video Devices, a brand of video products developed by Sound Devices, LLC, will preview a new recording capability for the popular PIX-E Series of 4K-compatible recording monitors at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth C6040). Video Devices will showcase the PIX-E Series of recording monitors with a preview of two new features—the addition of the H.264 codec and the capability of simultaneously recording a high-quality, edit-ready Apple® ProRes file and a much smaller size H.264 MP4 file.
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Mettle To Unveil SkyBox 360|VR Transitions for Adobe Premiere Pro CC at NAB 2016
See Mettle at NAB 2016, April 18-21 at booth #N8623.
Pioneering 360/VR developer Mettle will debut Skybox 360/VR Transitions for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud® at NAB 2016. The new plug-in package delivers transitions designed specifically for editing cinematic 360 content, a first for the industry.
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Google and Qube! - PFX also at NAB presenting "9 Tips for Cloud Rendering"
Mature Render Farm Management System Provides Direct Link to Google Cloud Platform for Visual Effects, Post and Broadcast Studios
Today, PipelineFX, the leader in render farm management for visual effects, announced that it has become a Google Cloud Platform(GCP) Technology Partner. Using Qube!and Google Cloud Platform, artists can now overcome the resource issues that hold studios back.
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Deluxe Extends 4K/UHD Services to Facilitate HDR Content Management and Delivery
Deluxe Extends 4K/UHD Services to Facilitate HDR Content Management and DeliveryDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announced today that the company's multiscreen and Over-the-Top (OTT) media management and delivery platform, Deluxe OnDemand™, now provides key workflow capabilities to enable distributors and programmers to quickly and easily participate in the next wave of 4K/UHD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Deluxe will showcase HDR and associated workflow components at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, in booth #SU4414.
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Small Tree Unveils TZ5+ Mobile Shared Storage System at NAB 2016
Affordable, Rugged and Robust Mobile Unit Provides Optimal Performance for Video Editors On the Road and in the Studio
With an increasing demand for mobile shared storage support, Small Tree, the video editing shared storage expert, has developed the ideal mobile workflow solution for video editors to edit projects while on the road. The TitaniumZ5+, to be unveiled at NAB 2016 (SL12117), is a full featured, high-performance video editing shared storage appliance with advanced file sharing capabilities that is available at an extremely affordable price point.
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Blackmagic Design Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award: Design Team of the Year 2016
Blackmagic Design Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award: Design Team of the Year 2016Blackmagic Design has become the first Australian company to be selected as Red Dot: Design Team of the Year, an honor widely acknowledged as the most prestigious design award in the world.
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VidOvation Launches AVIWEST DMNG PRO and DMNG Laptop Bonded-Cellular Transmitters to North American Market
Industry-Leading Video Transmission Solutions Transform Live Newsgathering by Reducing Equipment and Boosting Video Streaming Quality
VidOvation today introduced two new products in the AVIWEST DMNG family of bonded-cellular video transmission solutions for remote newsgathering — the DMNG PRO, an ultra-compact and highly portable camera-mounted transmitter; and the DMNG Laptop, a powerful newsgathering application for the Apple® MacBook Pro®.
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Eyeheight announces updated BroadcastSafeFX plug-in legaliser for Apple Final Cut Pro X
Eyeheight announces a design update which supplies timed licenses to clients for a particular project/job. This means that Eyeheight can now satisfy clients' opex requirements.
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slimRAW adds support for DJI Zenmuse X5R and lossy to lossless CinemaDNG conversion
The latest update of slimRAW has been released. Version 1.5 adds support for DJI Zenmuse X5R CinemaDNG compressed and uncompressed raw. Additionally, lossy CinemaDNG from Blackmagic Design cameras and slimRAW itself can now be converted to lossless CinemaDNG. This allows CinemaDNG import in applications (e.g., Adobe Premiere Pro CC) which can't open lossy CinemaDNG. The update also adds general improvements and performance optimizations.
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Archion Announces Significant Collaboration with NewTek establishing EditStor as First Network Storage to Adopt NDI™ for IP Production Workflow
Archion Announces Significant Collaboration with NewTek establishing EditStor as First Network Storage to Adopt NDI™ for IP Production WorkflowArchion Technologies, the leader in high performance shared media storage, and one of the newest members of NewTek's Developer Network, is announcing that it has embraced NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for IP-based production workflows. Its EditStor Velo (with NDI enabled) is the first network storage system recognizable as a source by NDI-enabled devices as well as other systems connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. This exponentially increases the number of video sources available for live production.
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TITAN Supports ProRes up to 4444 XQ for Powerful HDR Transcoding Workflows
TITAN Supports ProRes up to 4444 XQ for Powerful HDR Transcoding WorkflowsATEME announced today that the TITAN File video transcoder now supports Apple ProRes decode and encode in all profiles, including Apple ProRes 4444 XQ.
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Sennheiser announces availability of evolution wireless D1 app
At prolight+sound in Frankfurt, Germany, Sennheiser is introducing an app for remotely controlling its evolution wireless D1 radio microphone systems. The WSR app converts iPad and iPhone into a handy remote control for digital D1 systems, assisting in the configuration, management and monitoring of radio links. The app is available from the Apple App Store as of now.
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Telestream Debuts Telestream Cloud, High Quality SaaS for Video Encoding in the Cloud
Telestream Introduces ProRes Support to Telestream Cloud
BROADCAST, OTT
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Native Content Expands Directorial Roster with Three New Signings
Native Content Expands Directorial Roster with Three New SigningsNew Talent Includes Rich Lee, Russ Lamoureux, and Sibling Duo The Cronenweths
Commercial production company Native Content today announced a significant expansion of its directorial roster, welcoming new talent Rich Lee, Russ Lamoureux, and sibling duo The Cronenweths. The new signings join Ben Jacks, Tom Dey, and creative collective The Work on Native’s carefully curated boutique roster.
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Sennheiser and Apogee partner to offer MK 4 digital for USB and iOS
At prolight+sound in Frankfurt, Sennheiser will preview the new digital version of its MK 4, one of the audio specialist’s most popular recording mics. With high-quality Apogee A/D conversion and mic preamp technology, MK 4 digital connects directly to iOS devices, Mac and PC computers. The large-diaphragm MK 4 digital is the ideal partner for any mobile recording task requiring great sound quality with the typical warmth and detail of a true condenser microphone.
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Facilis Ships FastTracker - Integrated Asset Tracking, Search, & Media Access for Facilis Shared Storage Systems
Facilis Ships FastTracker - Integrated Asset Tracking, Search, & Media Access for Facilis Shared Storage SystemsThe simplest and fastest way to track all video, audio and still image formats on Facilis TerraBlock Solutions
At NAB 2015, Facilis (booth SL8811), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will announce the immediate availability of FastTracker, a new, integrated application for cataloging, searching and viewing any media within TerraBlock Shared Storage Systems. FastTracker offers the quickest way to find media, view it, and bring it directly into an editing application.
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NAB NEWS: Video Devices Shines Spotlight on PIX-E Series at NAB 2016
NAB NEWS: Video Devices Shines Spotlight on PIX-E Series at NAB 2016Complete Line of 4K Recording Field Monitors and Accessories Now Shipping
Video Devices is proud to feature its complete line of PIX-E Series 4K recording field monitors and accessories at NAB 2016 .The PIX-E Series includes two five-inch models, PIX-E5 and PIX-E5H, as well as the seven-inch PIX-E7. Video Devices will also showcase several PIX-E Series accessories, including both the groundbreaking PIX-LR audio interface and SpeedDrive™ recording and file-delivery enclosure. The complete line of PIX-E Series monitors and accessories is currently shipping worldwide.
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Video Devices: The Multimedia Storytelling Workhorse For Vancrafted Studios
Video Devices: The Multimedia Storytelling Workhorse For Vancrafted StudiosFeature-Rich PIX-E5H Simplifies Video Capture and Editing Workflows
Brendan Banks has had a passion for moving images ever since he learned how to turn on a camera. After graduating from college, Banks, along with girlfriend Kelly Shea, took a leap of faith and launched Vancrafted Studios, a boutique creative agency specializing in multimedia storytelling. Their goal is to find inspiration in unfamiliar places and tell original stories through video. Banks’ fresh approach to capturing the visual story has helped build his business.
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ZOO Digital’s new subtitling service for TV advertising is a hit with major brands and ad agencies
ZOO Digital’s new subtitling service for TV advertising is a hit with major brands and ad agenciesLeading localisation and digital distribution provider, ZOO Digital is delighted to announce the launch of its new Subtitling for TV Ads service. Furthermore, with six major clients already on board including Zebra Worldwide, Telly Traffic, Founded, iris, Creature of London, the innovative cloud-based service is already proving invaluable in the world of fast-turnaround subtitling for advertising.
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OCTOPUS Newsroom on booth SL8427 at the 2016 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 18-21
OCTOPUS Newsroom on booth SL8427 at the 2016 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 18-21OCTOPUS Newsroom Introducing Version 8 Software and Octopus App to American broadcast markets at 2016 NAB Show
OCTOPUS Newsroom, Europe's leading developer of television broadcast newsroom automation systems, will introduce Octopus 8 on Booth SL8427 at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 18-21. The company has successfully installed newsroom systems into more than 200 channels around the world. These include networks such as Root Sports in the USA, Mediacorp in Singapore, Al Jazeera English (worldwide), Euronews in France, India Today Group and RBC in Russia.
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Renowned Visual Arts University Relies on Sonnet to Support New Mac Pro®-Based Virtual Environment
Sonnet RackMac™ Pro Rackmount Enclosure and Twin 10G 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt™ 2 Adapter Securely Hold Mac Pro® Cylinders and Connect Them to 10Gb Network
The Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne , a top-ranked visual communication, art, and design university in Switzerland, has installed Sonnet's RackMac™ Pro rackmount enclosures and Twin 10G Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt™ 2 adapters to support its new Mac Pro®-based virtual environment.
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Marquis' Award Winning Edit Bridge Developed to Interface with Multi-Vendor Systems
Marquis' Award Winning Edit Bridge Developed to Interface with Multi-Vendor SystemsMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. The Company has today announced Edit Bridge, its award winning integration application for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and Avid Interplay, has been developed to interface with multi-vendor systems such as Apple Final Cut Pro X or Grass Valley Edius. The new application will be shown at NAB for the first time, on booth SL8730.
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Primestream To Demonstrate Dynamic Media Management at NAB 2016
New features include virtual reality/360 workflows, enhanced third party integration
At NAB 2016, Primestream will demonstrate its Dynamic Media Management solution integrating workflow from capture, production, and management through to delivery of all types of assets. Primestream integrates wide ranging workflows, from traditional broadcast to New Media workflows delivering digital content for OTT or mobile clients. New at NAB are Virtual Reality/360 workflows, enhancements to 4K, MXF workflows, and enhanced integration with Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Avid® Media Composer®, and Apple® Final Cut Pro X®. Primestream will also showcase FORK™ v5.5 and Xchange™ v5.0, highlighting edit-while-capture workflows with XDCAM®, ProRes® and AVC-Intra®, as well as archival workflows with object-based storage solutions to enable more efficient sports, news, entertainment, and corporate video operations.
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Avid Everywhere Transforms Workflow for twofour54
Avid MediaCentral Platform Offers Open and Reliable 4K Infrastructure to Increase Capacity, Facilitate Collaboration and Deliver Exceptional Content
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that twofour54, the Middle East’s most awarded post production house, has streamlined and centralized its production processes by leveraging the advanced media management solutions from the Avid Media Suite and implementing an Avid Service Level Agreement. Harnessing the power of Avid Everywhere™, the facility can now offer its clients a reliable, flexible and cost-effective end-to-end 4K workflow based on the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform.
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RE:Vision Effects releases RE:Map v3 for After Effects, Nuke, Fusion and Natron
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Map v3, the ultimate kit of mapping and distortion tools within Adobe After Effects, The Foundry's Nuke, Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio, and Natron. RE:Map v3 adds GPU acceleration.
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Codex lures Panzini to head-up User Experience
Codex lures Panzini to head-up User ExperiencePhilippe Panzini joins Codex
Codex today announced that Philippe Panzini is to take on the role of vice president, User Experience for Codex in March 2016.
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RCS & Vizrt to Debut Graphics Solution for Euro 2016 & Copa America Broadcasts at NAB 2016
RCS and Vizrt collaborate to bring networks specialized version of LaunchPad for upcoming soccer competition coverage
With fan excitement building for Euro 2016 and Copa America, Reality Check Systems (RCS) is teaming up with Vizrt to offer a specialized version of LaunchPad - its interactive solution used by broadcasters worldwide - to facilitate plug-and-play full screen graphics and highlight analysis for studio programming surrounding the soccer competitions. The intuitive technology, which fuses Opta data with dynamic RCS templates, the Vizrt graphics and video compositing solution Viz Engine, and Viz Libero 3D analysis toolset, will be on display in 4K at NAB 2016 in Vizrt booth #SL2417.
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Audiofile Releases MYRIAD
Audiofile Releases MYRIADNext-generation batch processing for modern professional audio
Audiofile, a leading music technology company and maker of the popular Sample Manager App for OS X, today releases Myriad, a next generation batch processor. Developed with feedback from professional users, Myriad includes modern features, a new workflow for a better user experience, and improved performance for today's demanding audio processing needs.
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Divergent Media Completes Integration of ScopeBox with EditReady
Divergent Media Completes Integration of ScopeBox with EditReadyEditReady Digital Media Prep, Monitor and Delivery Tools Combine Powerful ScopeBox Features to Add Full Time Scopes with No Additional Hardware Needed
Divergent Media (www.divergentmedia.com) today announced it has launched a new version of its EditReady digital media prep, monitor and delivery software for DITs and editors. With this new version, EditReady now integrates Divergent Media’s ScopeBox software, providing filmmakers and editors with a single workflow to quickly and easily get footage from the camera to the editor, regardless of camera or file format.
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Hiltron Commences Satellite Newsgathering System for Major German Public Broadcaster
Hiltron Commences Satellite Newsgathering System for Major German Public BroadcasterHiltron has commenced a satellite newsgathering vehicle project for one of the largest public-service television and radio broadcasters in southern Germany. It centres on the integration of a complete satellite communications system which will allow news or outside broadcast crews to deliver video and audio content to the network's main studios from practically any location.
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Roland’s M-5000 Digital Mixing Console Lets Mixer Nolan Rossi Easily Manage Both the FOH and Monitor Mixes for Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God Tour
Roland’s M-5000 Digital Mixing Console Lets Mixer Nolan Rossi Easily Manage Both the FOH and Monitor Mixes for Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God TourA tour of churches and theaters brought 11 musicians and vocalists on stage every night, and the M-5000’s flexibility gave mixer Nolan Rossi ease of operation and peace of mind while it provided the audience with a great-sounding show
Christian singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God tour has become a Christmastime staple. Named for the artist’s 2004 LP, the tour brings Peterson across the country with fellow musicians each December. The first half of the concert comprises storytelling songs with each guest artist on the tour; the second half is spent performing Peterson's Christmas album sequentially from beginning to end. The tour culminates in an annual performance in the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. On this year’s edition of the tour, mixer Nolan Rossi took along a Roland M-5000 Digital Mixing Console to simplify the complicated task of mixing monitors from the FOH position.
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Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and Abroad
Qube! Helps Platige Image Smash Creative Boundaries in Europe and AbroadPipelineFX's Render Farm Manager Helps Award-Winning Polish Animation Studio Tackle Projects Ranging from AAA Cinematics to Interactive Video Installations
It's created cinematics for AAA games and commercials for Coca-Cola. It's produced viral teasers for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and visual effects for Lars von Trier's Antichrist. It's won two BAFTAs, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Palm at Cannes, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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Apple FCPX and the Making Of Whisky Tango Foxtrot
Rather than a story about editing software, this is a story about Apple Final Cut Pro X from a filmmaker’s perspective: specifically, how keeping as much VFX and audio temp work as possible inside FCPX during production helped allow Glenn Ficarra and John Requa to open up new options and saved weeks of production time in the making of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, the new wartime comedy starring Tina Fey.
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Litepanels Launches new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED Panel on February 22
Litepanels Launches new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED Panel on February 22LITEPANELS REVEALS ITS NEW ASTRA 1X1 SOFT BI-COLOR PANEL Company Raises the Bar with Next Generation LED Panel Series
Litepanels(r), a Vitec Group brand and innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries, is pleased to introduce the Astra Soft Bi-Color LED panel. With a new diffused lens, the one square foot Astra Soft Bi-Color provides a soft light alternative to the original Astra 1x1 Bi-Color LED panel and mimics the effect of a softbox in a compact, portable design. Response from key industry insiders to the new light has been enthusiastic.
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Roland XS-84H 8-Input x 4-Output Multi-Format AV Matrix Switcher
Roland XS-84H 8-Input x 4-Output Multi-Format AV Matrix SwitcherKansas City AV provider Advanced Sound & Communication installs a Roland XS-84H as the heart of a new media system that will keep this church at the cutting edge
The First Southern Baptist Church in Pratt, Kansas, had the kind of problems that most churches wish they had: they were growing fast and had reached the point where they needed additional services each weekend to accommodate the nearly 800 people in the congregation. Its physical plant could not keep up.
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Quantum NAB 2016 Show Product Preview
Quantum will highlight new products and solutions that showcase the company's ongoing leadership in delivering workflow-optimized storage, including its award-winning Xcellis system and new StorNext 5.3 platform with support for Quantum's Q-Cloud® Vault long-term cloud archive service. Solutions being shown in the Quantum booth help users overcome the challenges of working with ever-higher resolutions of 4K and beyond, as well as content with higher dynamic range and wider color gamut. The featured solutions also support a growing array of applications, from animation to archive to over-the-top and on-demand video delivery. For media companies looking to simplify their storage environments, collapse hardware into a smaller footprint and realize greater value for their investment, the Quantum booth will offer a look at convergence in action and at the innovative way in which Quantum is integrating workflow-optimized storage and media applications.
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Telestream To Introduce New Workflow Enhancements to Vantage Platform at NAB 2016
Telestream To Introduce New Workflow Enhancements to Vantage Platform at NAB 2016Featuring New Captioning & Subtitling Options, Enhanced OTT Distribution Capabilities, and Enhanced Workflows that Enable Parallel Processing while Content Ingests
At NAB 2016 on booth SL 4525, Telestream will unveil major new functionality for its Vantage® media processing platform. This enterprise-class transcoding and workflow automation software allows content owners, producers, and distributors to quickly, easily and efficiently ingest, edit, transform, package, monetize and distribute their media. The Vantage platform is based on a flexible service-oriented architecture that is made up of discrete services and connectors that combine to create powerful automated workflows – all in a single, unified system.
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Marquis to Show New Avid Interplay Cross Platform Workflows at NAB
Marquis to Show New Avid Interplay Cross Platform Workflows at NABMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. The Company has today announced it will be showing its new Avid Interplay cross platform workflows at NAB 2016 on booth SL8730.
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Veteran DP Adds Color to Commercials with Zylight IS3c LED Soft Light
Veteran DP Adds Color to Commercials with Zylight IS3c LED Soft LightWith a client list that includes Apple, Budweiser, Samsung, and Old Spice, director of photography Andrew Shulkind maintains a full schedule of commercial work. A veteran camera operator with more than a dozen motion pictures and television episodes to his credit, his commercials feature contrasting styles of comedy, visual effects, and beauty shots.
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild AwardsThe Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at The Beverly Hilton. “The Martian” (Arthur Max), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Colin Gibson) and “The Revenant” (Jack Fisk) won Best Production Design for Feature Film. Television winners included “Game of Thrones” (Deborah Riley), “House of Cards” (Steve Arnold), “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Mark Worthington), “The Big Bang Theory” (John Shaffner) and “The Muppets” (Denise Pizzini) respectively. The awards took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG President Nelson Coates and Art Directors Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host for the third year-in-a-row.
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JELD-WEN leverages 2016 HGTV Dream Home sponsorship with national spots from Wondersmith
JELD-WEN and CMD Leverage Brand's 2016 HGTV Dream Home Sponsorship with National TV Spots from Wondersmith, Directed by Andrew Hardaway
A new cinematic spot produced by creative production company Wondersmith for JELD-WEN and CMD has just debuted nationwide. Entitled "Beat," this and an earlier campaign spot entitled "Beauty Throughout" were directed by Andrew Hardaway specifically to leverage JELD-WEN's sponsorship of the 2016 HGTV Dream Home. Both spots can be viewed at http://wondersmith.tv.
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ZOO Digital extends its international reach with new appointment
ZOO Digital extends its international reach with new appointmentZOO Digital, a leading provider of localization and digital distribution services is delighted to announce that Syed Ahmed has joined the team to focus on international business development. This opens up exciting new opportunities for customers in the Middle East, South Asia and Asia Pacific, as ZOO Digital becomes one of the few international providers to offer the full range of global media production and management services for the entertainment industry across those regions.
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Cinedeck's Pioneering File-based Insert Edit Technology Now Supports XDCAM
Cinedeck's Pioneering File-based Insert Edit Technology Now Supports XDCAMFile-based Insert Edit also supports Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra and JPEG2000 in both MXF and Quicktime wrappers
Cinedeck continues to build on its ground breaking File-based Insert Edit technology with the addition of XDCAM support. File-based Insert Edit also supports Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra and JPEG2000 in both MXF and Quicktime wrappers. With the addition of XDCAM, Cinedeck now offers customers all of the most popular network delivery formats for use with File-based Insert Edit in one easy-to-use and affordable application.
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RED Digital Cinema and Avid Announce Avid DNxHR and Avid DNxHD Codecs Coming To RED's DSMC2 Line of Cameras
Today, RED Digital Cinema and Avid announced that Avid DNxHR™ and Avid DNxHD® recording formats will be coming to RED’s DSMC2™ line of professional cameras – WEAPON, SCARLET-W and RED RAVEN. This addition brings yet another powerful and intuitive workflow option to professionals shooting on this latest generation of RED cameras.
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Voltage Pictures Relies on Aframe for Simple, Controlled Dailies Viewing
Voltage Pictures Relies on Aframe for Simple, Controlled Dailies ViewingCloud-based video collaboration boosts efficiency for a globally dispersed corporate marketing team
Aframe has announced today that Voltage Pictures, the international film financing, production and distribution company behind 150+ features including The Hurt Locker and Dallas Buyer’s Club has adopted its cloud-based video collaboration platform for dailies viewing across the organization. With nine Academy Awards® and 15 nominations, Voltage is typically in production on multiple projects simultaneously bringing, on average, 20 films a year to market. With teams of producers, directors, cinematographers and crew changing constantly, having a dailies viewing solution that is enormously easy to use but also provides a level of control over access and functionality is fundamental to their business. Aframe is their cloud-based system of choice.
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Vimond Takes a Bite from the Big Apple
Vimond Takes a Bite from the Big AppleVimond Media Solutions has opened a new regional office in New York city to support its growing business in North America. Overseeing this endeavour are Vimond's CEO, Helge Høibraaten, and CTO, Glenn Pedersen, both now based in New York.
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Adobe Video Tools Get Rave Reviews at Sundance 2016 Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
Much-Anticipated “Hail, Caesar!” from Universal Pictures, and “Deadpool,” from 20th Century Fox, Cut Using Premiere Pro CC
From independent productions to Hollywood headliners, 51 films debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.
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Paragon Software Releases Snapshot for Mac OS X SDK
SDK provides block-level imaging that can be easily integrated into existing third-party backup solutions
Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in data security and data management solutions, announces the release of Paragon Snapshot for Mac OS X, the industry’s first snapshot technology that allows users to create block-level archives of OS X volumes. With Paragon Snapshot for Mac OS X, incremental backups contain only the blocks that have changed instead of the entire file, the way traditional backup and archive software work. The technology is available for licensing to developers who publish backup software, as well as providers who specialize in disaster recovery.
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Calibrated AVC-Intra Create Brings Sony XAVC Encoding to Compressor
Calibrated Software Releases Upgrade to Calibrated AVC-Intra Create That Brings Sony XAVC Intra Encoding to Compressor
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Cinegy Hops on Trams for BVE 2016
Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout will partner with UK-based systems integrator and reseller Trams on Stand G10 at BVE 2016.
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Broadcast Media Group Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Capture 4K Video of Mississippi State Football Team
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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Matching audio levels in FCP XMatching audio levels in FCP X
Learn how to match audio levels between clips in Final Cut Pro X. Mastering this technique will result in much more professional sounding final results.
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FCPX Workflow: One Smart Collection To Rule Them AllFCPX Workflow: One Smart Collection To Rule Them All
The first key to workflow wizardry is to exploit an application's strengths. In exploring the nuances of FCPX, famed workflow wizard Simon Ubsdell opens up some of the secrets around one of its most uniquely powerful, but sorely underused tools: Smart Collections. This isn't about replacing your existing project management (although it can). It's about leveraging some of the ridiculously awesome power of the Smart Collection to make your work flow far more easily than you might have imagined.
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FCPX: Trailer Editing Workflow with Charlie AustinFCPX: Trailer Editing Workflow with Charlie Austin
Creative COW stalwart, FCPX whiz, and longtime trailer editing expert Charlie Austin recently joined the folks at FCPWORKS and their FCP EXCHANGE workshop series for a deep dive into managing this particularly intensive form of editing with the newest Apple editing offering. Charlie comes at it with both a wit and precision that you won't want to miss.
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Apple FCPX and the Making Of Whiskey Tango FoxtrotApple FCPX and the Making Of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Rather than a story about editing software, this is a story about Apple Final Cut Pro X from a filmmaker’s perspective: specifically, how keeping as much VFX and audio temp work as possible inside FCPX during production helped allow Glenn Ficarra and John Requa to open up new options and saved weeks of production time in the making of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, the new wartime comedy starring Tina Fey.
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NAB 2016: KeyFlow Pro, affordable asset management
Keyflow Pro is one of those obvious piece of software you wish always existed. It's seems so obvious and easy to use that you feels like you've been using it forever. Keyflow Pro is a personnal asset manager with great scalability. It's interface looks like a mix between iTunes and...
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My new cable cutting book is now at Amazon.com
CUTTING THE CABLE : Covers ROKU, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast Others is now available at Amazon.com. While the obvious mission of the book is to teach readers how to save money on their cable TV bill, the book also gives readers an immersive journey into the rapidly changing...
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Apple TV 4 and Cable Cutting Basics
One of the surest ways to save on the high cost of cable if you are an Apple TV 4 user, is to get a good digital over-the-air antenna to pull in your local channels. (We use a $50 MOHU Leaf indoor digital antenna. We're in a very mountainous area...
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 88: Creating Video Walls Part 4
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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Learn Media Composer Lesson 84: Creating DVDs Part 2
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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