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Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with Facilis TerraBlock at its Heart
Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with  Facilis TerraBlock at its HeartFacilis shared storage proves an efficient and affordable solution at Powervision TV
Facilis Technology, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, has announced the completion of a project that sees it’s TerraBlock shared storage system establish non-linear workflows at Indian international broadcaster, Powervision TV. Throughout this project, Facilis worked closely with its primary Indian channel partner, Wecom Global.
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EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in SingaporeEditShare media infrastructure eliminates content silos to bring continuity across media production workflow; Flow MAM, XStream EFS and Ark create tiered storage with extensive media sharing, production and automation capabilitie
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has upgraded its legacy media infrastructure with EditShare media management solutions: EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM), 235 TB EditShare EFS XStream shared storage and EditShare Ark tape-based archiving.
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Dalet Brings Social Media Distribution and Business Intelligence to the Core of Metro TV 24/7 News Operation
Dalet Brings Social Media Distribution and Business Intelligence to the Core of Metro TV 24/7 News OperationIndonesian broadcaster upgrades operations to HD; adds key business intelligence reporting and expands news distribution to social media networks
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, today announced that existing customer Metro TV upgraded their news operations to the Dalet Galaxy platform. In addition to moving the production to high-definition, the solution unifies the entire operations of the Jakarta-based, 24/7 news broadcaster, with full consistency and continuity from content acquisition and production, all the way down to multi-platform distribution and archiving. The new workflow includes one-click social media publishing; access to comprehensive business intelligence reporting metrics, which measure both the performance of the facility and crews, as well as the actual media consumption by the target audience across traditional and non-traditional channels such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube; and the latest version of the Dalet Newsroom Computer System (NRCS), which features some of the industry’s most advanced capabilities.
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Audio-Technica Network Solutions Selected for Pittsburgh City Council Chambers
Audio-Technica Network Solutions Selected for Pittsburgh City Council ChambersThe City of Pittsburgh recently completed a major renovation of the government access broadcast infrastructure in its 100-year-old Pittsburgh City-County Building, including the installation of a Dante™-networked Engineered Sound® conference microphone system from Audio-Technica, for use in the City Council chambers. The city engaged RPC Video, Inc. of Verona, Pennsylvania, to design, supply and integrate the new in-house broadcast, streaming and archiving production systems and infrastructure for City Channel Pittsburgh, which is available live via Comcast and Verizon and the city’s website, and on-demand on its YouTube channel.
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United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490
United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490Hilversum-based video systems specialist United has chosen Leader's LV5490 as the test and measurement core of a 4K ultra-high-definition flyaway production system for Amazon Prime's new motoring television series, The Grand Tour . The show reunites presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. An initial 36 episodes are being produced for release on Amazon Prime. The LV5490 was purchased via Leader's channel partner Fofic BV, based at Diemen near Amsterdam.
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SGO Mistika Wins HPA 2016 Engineering Excellence Award
SGO Mistika Wins HPA 2016 Engineering Excellence AwardAward is a first for the popular post-production company
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has honored SGO’s Mistika with the prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards at the prestigious HPA Awards gala held on November 17, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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Ensemble Video’s Lecture Capture Solution has Monarch LCS Appliance at the Core
Matrox H.264 Streaming and Recording Appliances Feed High-Quality Video to the Ensemble Video Distribution Platform
Matrox® today announced that technology partner, Ensemble Video, now supports the Matrox Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance on their online video management and distribution platform. The Monarch LCS H.264 encoding appliance serves as a powerful capture-and-encode node, providing bandwidth-sparing, high-quality video to the Ensemble solution.
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Primestream Introduces VR/360 Dynamic Media Management to the Xchange Suite of Asset Management and Publishing Tools
Primestream Introduces VR/360 Dynamic Media Management to the Xchange Suite of Asset Management and Publishing ToolsUsers can now capture, produce, manage and deliver VR/360 assets to help tell the most compelling stories
Primestream®, the leader in dynamic media management has introduced Virtual Reality/360 – asset management support in Xchange Suite, for workflows from capture through delivery. These new features enable storytellers and content creators to produce and store VR/360 content while leveraging collaborative workflows in a metadata rich environment.
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PlayBox Technology Experiences Thriving Business at Record-Breaking NAB New York
PlayBox Technology Experiences Thriving Business at Record-Breaking NAB New YorkPlayBox Technology reports very positive reaction to its Neo and CloudAir broadcast channel branding and playout solutions among delegates attending the 2016 NAB Show New York. Preliminary registered attendance indicate that the November 9-10 event at the Javits Center attracted a record-breaking 15,404 visitors, nearly 30 per cent up on the equivalent 2015 figure.
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Facilis TerraBlock at work on Canadian family drama series Backstage
Facilis TerraBlock at work on Canadian family drama series BackstageFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that the postproduction team for Canadian family drama series Backstage is again relying Facilis TerraBlock for their collaborative editorial workflow for season 2.
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Orange Orders a 2nd Petabyte of MatrixStore Object Storage to Implement Business Continuity Strategies
Orange Orders a 2nd Petabyte of MatrixStore Object Storage to Implement Business Continuity StrategiesObject Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries, today announces that Paris based Orange recently ordered a second petabyte of MatrixStore object storage for the OPTV division. OPTV is responsible for handling for acquisition and archiving of audio visual content for broadcast (SCO) and downloads (Orange VOD) within the group's Content Division. Historically OPTV operations were based on LTO technology that proved to be costly to operate over the long term and, more importantly, limited access to content. In 2015 the company decided to migrate the existing petabyte away from LTO to a more secure and scalable object storage architecture using commodity disk.
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Image Matters B20 Module Integrates OmniTek SDI FPGA Core
Image Matters B20 Module Integrates OmniTek SDI FPGA CoreDelivers 12G-SDI Interoperability
As UHD and 4K become more prevalent, broadcast equipment manufacturers must be able to seamlessly inter-connect SDI formats and convert between quad-link 3G, dual-link 6G and single-link 12G-SDI. SDI FPGA core from OmniTek provides real-time fast connectivity solutions for Image Matters B20 Module. Simply integrating the IP core into the B20 Module will give instant SDI connectivity for 3G, 6G and 12G-SDI in any video format.
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Matrox at Inter BEE 2016 — Product Preview
X.mio3 IP, X.mio3 12G & M264 Family Will be Featured Alongside Matrox Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliances
At Inter BEE 2016 , Matrox® Video and local distributor Japan Material will feature the acclaimed Monarch™ family of video streaming and recording appliances, including the new Monarch LCS dual-synchronized H.264 capture and streaming appliance.
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Facilis Technology Helps Establish Collaborative Workflows for Hong Kong Broadcaster
Facilis Technology Helps Establish Collaborative Workflows for Hong Kong BroadcasterReseller Picture Planes helps Fung Ying Seen Koon revolutionize productivity and creativity with a modern shared storage environment
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets has installed a TerraBlock 24D 48TB shared storage system in a new broadcast production facility in Hong Kong. Taoist religious and cultural organization, Fung Ying Seen Koon (FYSK), broadcasts a single TV channel over Hong Kong’s IPTV network. It is now using its new Facilis TerraBlock to revolutionize production workflows, introducing far more collaboration between its editors and program producers.
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Suitcase TV in the Iphrame for NAB Show New York
Suitcase TV in the Iphrame for NAB Show New YorkDeveloper will highlight major rapid advances in media asset storage, archiving, and live production
Suitcase TV Ltd, a leading broadcast IP-based technology developer, will showcase “Iphrame”, an innovative, award-winning, and cost-effective real-time production system that can operate with a combination of IP, ASI, and SDI signals as both inputs and outputs at NAB New York, Booth 1560.
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AMIA Conference Looks at State of Media Preservation
AMIA Conference Looks at State of Media PreservationThe conference features four curated streams of programming with two days of pre-conference workshops and tours, along with exhibitions, screenings and hands-on instruction.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) will bring new breadth and depth to the discussion about the complexities of moving image preservation and access by focusing on the need for diversity in every aspect of the field. Not only through panels, but in a special day devoted to the diverse collections in Pittsburgh that is open to the public, AMIA leads the way in making film preservation tangible and relevant. From Nov. 8-12 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, over 600 professionals and supporters will gather to set new standards of involvement and collaboration through the most recent developments in archival technology, sustainable ways of preserving film, and the simple tools being used to save some of the most at-risk moving images around the world.
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DigitalGlue to Demonstrate Best-of-Breed Production and Signal Distribution Solutions at 2016 NAB NY
DigitalGlue to Demonstrate Best-of-Breed Production and Signal Distribution Solutions at 2016 NAB NYCompany to Bring Advanced Technologies of Partner Manufacturers
DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider for the production and distribution of digital video, is bringing a range of best-of-breed solutions from its technology partners to the 2016 NAB Show® New York show (formerly CCW/SATCON) being held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York from November 9th – 10th. Visitors will have the ability to evaluate advanced production and signal distribution platforms from some of the industry’s most prominent manufacturers, including Harmonic, VideoFlow, and TAG V.S., all in booth 1206.
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Facilis Brings Affordable, Powerful Storage Technology to New York Post Production Facilities at NAB
Facilis Brings Affordable, Powerful Storage Technology to New York Post Production Facilities at NABCost effective, high performance shared storage with integrated asset tracking and archive/backup tools already powers hundreds of NY facilities
At NAB Show NY 2016 on stand 1419, Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will showcase the latest enhancements to its TerraBlock shared storage system for content creation and post production. Facilis has introduced capacity increases across its TerraBlock line, with substantially lower price points, making TerraBlock accessible to the broadest range of users, from high-end broadcasters to budget-conscious facilities. TerraBlock's ability to connect via Ethernet and/or Fibre Channel continues to be one of the strongest differentiators that put Facilis ahead of the competition.
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Mixing Light Puts the Spotlight on the Academy Color Encoding Specification (ACES)
Mixing Light Puts the Spotlight on the Academy Color Encoding Specification (ACES)Online tutorials give colorists the information they need to start working with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' ACES Specification
Mixing Light, with its well-known training and educational website featuring courses on the entire spectrum of color correction for moving images, has published a free three-part tutorial on the Academy Color Encoding Specification (ACES) designed so that colorists can understand the specification and how it will impact their workflow.
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Germany's PLAZAMEDIA deploys Nevion SDN IP solution for remote production
Germany's PLAZAMEDIA deploys Nevion SDN IP solution for remote productionNevion equipment and management software now used for live production of popular football talk show
Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, and its German solution partner LOGIC media solutions GmbH, have teamed up with PLAZAMEDIA, a Germany-based content solution provider and one of the leading producers of sports TV, to migrate elements of its high profile football coverage to an IP production set-up using Nevion IP Media Core equipment and VideoIPath management system.
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PlayBox Technology to Demonstrate Neo and CloudAir Broadcast Playout Solutions at NAB New York
PlayBox Technology to Demonstrate Neo and CloudAir Broadcast Playout Solutions at NAB New YorkPlayBox Technology will promote the latest additions to its comprehensive range of broadcast playout and channel branding solutions on booth 848 at NAB New York, Javits Convention Center, November 9-10. PlayBox Technology representatives will include CEO Pavlin Rahnev and USA Sales Manager Van Duke.
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Comprehensive Line-up of Matrox OEM Products to be Showcased at NAB New York
Comprehensive Line-up of Matrox OEM Products to be Showcased at NAB New YorkX.mio3 IP Card & M264 Family will be Featured Alongside Matrox Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliances
At the inaugural NAB Show New York (New York, Nov. 9–10, booth 1451), Matrox is showcasing the comprehensive line-up of Matrox DSX™ Developer Products. Focused on the transition to an IP based infrastructure, Matrox will demonstrate the new X.mio3 IP-multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE card and the recently expanded family of Matrox M264 multi-channel 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 encoder cards.
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New Quantum Tape Platform Delivers Storage Efficiency for Long-Term Content Protection, Preservation
New Quantum Tape Platform Delivers Storage Efficiency for Long-Term Content Protection, PreservationNew Quantum Tape Platform Delivers Best-in-Class Storage Efficiency and Density for Long-Term Content Protection and Preservation
Quantum Corp. today announced a new Scalar® tape storage platform and three products based on that platform: Scalar i3, Scalar i6 and the StorNext AEL6 appliance. These new Scalar intelligent tape libraries enable users to manage massive and growing numbers of files by providing the most efficient and highest-density storage with the infinite scalability ideal for long-term content protection and preservation.
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Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016
Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016Douglas Trumbull and Robert Seidel to Captivate With Past, Present, and Future of Broadcast and Cinema; Daniel Teruggi to Discuss the Preservation of the World's Audiovisual Cultural Heritage
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that filmmaker, innovator and entrepreneur Douglas Trumbull, this year's recipient of the SMPTE Progress Medal, will join SMPTE President Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, in presenting the opening keynote at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) on Oct. 25 in Hollywood, California. Composer and researcher Daniel Teruggi, director of the Research and Experimentation Department at the National Audiovisual Institute in Paris and recipient of this year's SMPTE Archival Technology Medal Award, will present the SMPTE 2016 Symposium keynote on the preceding day, Oct. 24.
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EditShare, EndemolShine Germany and MoovIT Win IBC2016 Innovation Award for Content Management
EditShare, EndemolShine Germany and MoovIT Win IBC2016 Innovation Award for Content Management For cutting-edge workflow and use of EditShare shared storage and private cloud solutions on EndemolShine Germany reality show “Wild Island”; fast production turnaround across the globe.
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ATTO Technology’s New 32Gb Gen 6 Fibre Channel HBAs Powers Facilis TerraBlock Storage
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for nearly 30 years, and Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, are pleased to announce the inclusion of the new ATTO Celerity™ 32Gb Gen 6 Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) in the Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system. This announcement builds on the longstanding relationship between the two companies to offer users even more power for their data-intensive needs.
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New Avid VENUE 5.3 Software Delivers Significant Enhancements to VENUE | S6L
New Avid VENUE 5.3 Software Delivers Significant Enhancements to VENUE | S6LEnhancements including 128 track Pro Tools recording and MADI support delivers greater flexibility and efficiency for live sound engineers
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the availability of a new version of Avid VENUE Software for its award-winning Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system. Delivering on some of the most requested features, significant enhancements in the VENUE 5.3 software update include, 128 track Avid Pro Tools® recording and playback over Ethernet AVB, multiple user-definable fader layouts, Matrix Spill, support for the new MADI-192 MADI Option Card, and more.
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ProMAX Releases Support for Groundbreaking Thunderbolt LTO Devices
ProMAX Releases Support for Groundbreaking Thunderbolt LTO DevicesPlatform Workflow Servers adds support for mTapeⓇ Thunderbolt LTO streamlining integration of LTO with Shared Storage and Media Asset Management
IBC Conference, Hall 7 Stand 7.A04 — ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced expanded support for a full array of 3rd party LTO hardware, including mLogic’s industry first Thunderbolt LTO, mTape, making it easier and more cost effective than ever to integrate LTO with Shared Storage and Media Asset Management.
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SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards RecipientsSMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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SMPTE® 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Takes on Timely Topics: UHD, HDR, VR, Cloud, and More
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, has announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California. During SMPTE 2016, conference sessions will feature industry experts from around the world, who will present 73 papers exploring timely, compelling topics that are shaping the field of motion imaging.
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EditShare Appoints Peter Lambert to Worldwide Sales Director
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced the appointment of Peter Lambert to Worldwide Sales Director. An industry business development executive with more than 25 years of experience, Peter recently held the director of sales position for EditShare’s successful APAC region. “Since coming on board to manage our Asia Pacific regional business, Peter has been instrumental in rebuilding the channel and has been a steady advocate for building up our technical, sales and administrative staff in the region. Peter has brought order and stability to our business in the region, and largely as a result of his efforts, we have seen substantial growth and stronger client relations,” comments Andy Liebman, CEO, EditShare. Responsible for the company’s overall sales strategy and reseller partner program, Lambert’s appointment is effective immediately.
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Facilis Demonstrates Immersive VR Collaborative Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Oculus Rift
4K+ real-time editorial with VR media using the Facilis Shared File System
At IBC 2016, Facilis Technology (Booth 7.B40), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will demonstrate a state of the art virtual reality 360 3D playback system using TerraBlock shared storage.
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EditShare Updates XStream EFS Shared Storage Platform with Flexible New Architecture and Expanded Data Protection Options to Support Advanced Workflow Implementations
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced a new release of its EditShare EFS XStream Shared Storage platform. With this launch, the EFS storage platform enables users to mix and match high performance SSD, performance-optimized HDD, and cost-optimized HDD nodes in any combination. Accompanying this are powerful Storage Goal features and an expanded suite of file protection schemes that enable users to match the degree of fault tolerance with the value of the media assets on a workspace-by-workspace or project-by-project basis. Even the most sophisticated EFS configurations still remain easy to manage, easy to scale and ultra-reliable with one management interface, one set of user accounts and one IP network, combined with its proven automatic integration of new storage resources and XStream EFS High Availability options.
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​Codex and Panasonic continue their successful partnership with VariCam Pure
​Codex and Panasonic continue their successful partnership with VariCam PureRAW-only VariCam Pure builds on success of VariCam 35 and Codex V-RAW recorder
Panasonic has once again called on the engineering and technical expertise of Codex (www.codex.online)to develop with them a totally-integrated and smaller VariCam camera - the new VariCam Pure digital cinematography camera.
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New axle Video software supports 1 million files
New axle Video software supports 1 million filesSoftware developer axle Video (IBC Hall 7, D.07) announced an important new version of its award-winning media management platform, with the ability to handle 1 million assets. With the ever-increasing amount of footage captured in video applications, especially by mid-sized media departments and organizations, this represents a near-doubling in capacity from the previous release, and the company expects further enhancements to scale over the next year. axle 2016.2 is available immediately, and works with standard network storage systems to provide unprecedented ability to easily organize, tag and share larger quantities of media files.
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Codex delivers recording & workflow for Canon C700 camera
Codex delivers recording & workflow for Canon C700 cameraWhen it came to developing the RAW recording and workflow system for the next evolution in its digital cinematography product line, Canon once again turned to Codex (www.codex.online). This exciting new stage in the on-going partnership between Canon and Codex has seen the companies’ engineering teams work closely together to create a high-performance, integrated solution for the brand new Cinema EOS C700 camera.
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EditShare Tells Its Flow Story at IBC2016
EditShare Tells Its Flow Story at IBC2016EditShare Tells Its Flow Story at IBC2016 New fast-turnaround, remote editor features proxy editing capabilities with secure access to media from anywhere in the world
EditShare will make IBC2016 the official launch pad for its brand new Flow Story, a professional fast-turnaround, remote editing application. A module of the EditShare Flow media asset management solution, Flow Story offers advanced proxy editing and roundtrip workflow support with professional editing features and functions courtesy of the legendary Lightworks NLE. “Having spent nearly a decade transforming Lightworks into a robust editor that has to date more than 3 million registered users, it is my privilege to take the core of that effort and help develop it into a new tool that will eliminate the bottlenecks and challenges of working remotely and on tight deadlines,” comments Matt Sandford, Flow Story product manager, EditShare. “Flow Story delivers all of the features and functions you’d expect in your professional editing application, combined with the ability to connect to your on-premise storage and access media assets when needed, giving users the convenience of working anywhere in the world. No clunky web-based interface. It’s a simple-to-use editor that delivers a great experience throughout the entire workflow.”
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Dalet Galaxy Creates a Connected Multisite HD News Workflow for Record News
Dalet Galaxy Creates a Connected Multisite HD News Workflow for Record NewsTurnkey MAM-driven news production and playout solution integrates disparate newsrooms; optimizes resources and budget with federated tools that run on affordable IT hardware
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, announced today that Brazil’s 24-hour news channel, Record News, has selected the Dalet Galaxy for News solution to drive an integrated news production and playout workflow for its São Paulo and Araraquara locations. Creating a single content repository for the two sites to access, the Dalet system offers Record News a story-centric news solution that features affordable IT hardware and federated tools for managing ingest, search, browse, story planning and production, news playout, continuity playout, and archiving.
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Facilis Shared Storage Technology Brings Affordable 4K and VR Workflows Within Reach of All Users
Facilis Shared Storage Technology Brings Affordable 4K and VR Workflows Within Reach of All UsersNew cost-effective capacity increases and high-performance SSD offerings deliver the best ROI in the shared storage market
Facilis (Booth 7.B40), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will showcase the latest enhancements to its TerraBlock shared storage system for content creation and post production.
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NOA Enhances mediARC Archival System to Deliver Even Greater Archive Integrity
NOA Enhances mediARC Archival System to Deliver Even Greater Archive IntegrityNOA today announced an important enhancement to its mediARC archiving solution with the launch of Item History, which enables media archivists to more easily ensure and verify the accuracy of their database. Item History allows cataloguing teams and supervisors to ascertain not only who changed an archive item and when – but also, exactly what was changed. This allows users to easily and quickly review previous version of an item in the event that, for example, it was erroneously updated.
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HPA Announces 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Aspera, Grass Valley, Real D, SGO to Receive Coveted Honor
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the recipients of the organization's prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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The Arc/k Project Seeks to Preserve the Past while Fueling Hollywood Magic
The Arc/k Project Seeks to Preserve the Past while Fueling Hollywood MagicNew non-profit uses cutting-edge photogrammetry to create 3D replicas of endangered landmarks…while developing a model for the stewards of cultural heritage to monetize their digital assets by making them available to film and TV productions.
The Arc/k Project, a new nonprofit focused on digital preservation, has developed a unique plan for creating 3-dimensional records of the world’s most endangered cultural assets while providing Hollywood filmmakers with a new and better way to incorporate exotic locations and artifacts into their productions.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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Matrox at IBC2016 — Product Preview
At IBC 2016 (Amsterdam, Sept. 9–13, stand 7.B29), Matrox® Video is showcasing the new, award-winning Monarch™ LCS lecture capture appliance featuring synchronized lecture and presentation capture and streaming, the Matrox Monarch HDX dual-channel streaming and recording appliance, and the VS4Recorder Pro. In addition, Matrox will display their comprehensive line-up of Matrox DSX™ Developer Products.
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SMPTE IBC2016 and SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Preview
SMPTE Announcements at IBC2016. Save the Dates! Registration is open for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition , which will take place Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California. The event kicks off with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium, "The Future of Storytelling and How to Save It," on Oct. 24. This year the event will culminate with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, hosted in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Oct. 28. Further details on presentations and speakers are available at www.smpte2016.org.
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Vidcheck QA Muscle Added to EditShare Flow
Vidcheck QA Muscle Added to EditShare FlowEditShare has chosen Vidcheck's Vidchecker file-based quality assurance solution for full integration with the Editshare Flow production asset management platform. The combination of Vidchecker and Flow will be introduced by EditShare on stand 7.G37 at IBC2016 in September.
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NOA to Launch VideoPlayer for jobDB™ at IBC 2016
NOA to Launch VideoPlayer for jobDB™ at IBC 2016At IBC 2016 (Amsterdam, 8-13 September), NOA is introducing NOA VideoPlayer for jobDB™, the company’s system that allows users to set up workflows for the ingest, reshaping, and analysis of media for archiving, re-transcoding, or other complex processes. NOA VideoPlayer is a comprehensive tool designed to respond to the specific needs of archiving professionals, providing them with the functionality, speed, and ease-of-use that can substantially improve accuracy, quality, and productivity.
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IBC 2016: Vimond Launches New Video Editing and Rights
IBC 2016: Vimond Launches New Video Editing and RightsVimond IO - a new way of editing video stories from live streams
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ASG Co-Sponsors Los Angeles Virtual Reality Seminar
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, will co-host a free seminar on virtual reality technologies with AbelCine and Quantum on July 21 from 6-9 p.m. at AbelCine’s offices in Burbank. Produced exclusively for the Los Angeles market, “Virtual Reality – Hot Trends Now and What’s Coming in the Future” will provide an overview of current VR equipment and established workflows, as well as a look ahead to VR technologies in development.
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SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlock
SFJAZZ Gets into the Groove with Facilis TerraBlockShared Storage System Enables Video Production Team to Open its Virtual Doors to the Public
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that SFJAZZ, is using a TerraBlock shared storage system to help its video production team store and manage hundreds of hours of media ranging from concert videos to educational content.
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IBC2016: EditShare Leads IBC Presence with Remote Editing, Cloud-Based MAM and Scalable 4K/UHD Storage; Extends Workflow Capabilities with Key Third-Party Integration
EditShare MAM and storage optimize content management for multisite productions; integrates Aspera, Interra Systems, Vidcheck and Audio Network
EditShare will showcase at IBC2016 formidable new media management capabilities soon available in EditShare Flow, its flagship Media Asset Management (MAM) solution, as well as unveil new options for the XStream EFS high-performance, distributed shared storage product line. Expanding upon its robust on-premise and secure cloud-based content management workflows, EditShare is also demonstrating new integration with several key technologies: Aspera file transfer; Interra Systems’ Baton and Vidcheck quality control (QC); and Audio Network stock music.
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Digital Nirvana Forms Strategic Partnership with Manufacturer REP L.S. ENROTH & ASSOCIATES
Digital Nirvana, developers of innovative media management technologies, announces a new partnership with L.S. Enroth & Associates. The California-based firm will act as a manufacturer representative for Digital Nirvana in the Southwestern region of the U.S., including Southern California, Southern Nevada and the entire state of Arizona. Digital Nirvana’s expanding product line includes the latest version of its Monitor IQ media management platform and new CAR/TS transport stream recorder, along with new closed captioning service offerings.
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Object Matrix - Imagina USA Upgrades Storage Technology by Partnering With MatrixStore Object Storage
Object Matrix - Imagina USA Upgrades Storage Technology by Partnering With MatrixStore Object StorageObject Matrix, the trusted storage partner to the media and entertainment industries, todayannounces that Imagina US, a leading production company for the US Hispanic and Latin American markets, has integrated MatrixStore object storage to provide consolidated nearline storage for multiple workflows at its headquarters in Miami Florida. The solution was designed, implemented and supported by Imagina’s trusted partner for systems Integration, Unitecnic US.
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Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders“Horace and Pete,” a 2016 web series created, written, and directed by Louis C.K., was shot by Director of Photography Paul Koestner with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The series, described by its creator as a tragedy versus a comedy, focuses on Horace (C.K.) and Pete (Steve Buscemi), the owners of Horace and Pete's, a run-down Brooklyn bar.
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At Steinhafels Furniture, all the Store's a Stage with Facilis TerraBlock
At Steinhafels Furniture, all the Store's a Stage with Facilis TerraBlockShared Storage System Enables In-House Video and Graphics Production Department to Store, Manage and Share Hundreds of Hours of 6K Video and over 750,000 Images
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that the in-house video and graphics production department of furniture retailer Steinhafels is using a Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system to store, manage and share hundreds of hours of 6K video and over 750,000 images.
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Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive Workshop
Film Restoration Experts Attend ARRI Archive WorkshopOnce again, leading figures and technology providers from the world of film archiving and restoration have come together for ARRI’s Archive Workshop at the company headquarters in Munich.
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EditShare and MoovIT Production Services Shortlisted for IBC 2016 Innovation Award
EditShare and MoovIT Production Services Shortlisted for IBC 2016 Innovation AwardEditShare and MoovIT honored in “Content Management” category for remote workflow solutions used on reality TV show “Wild Island.”
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, has been shortlisted for the IBC2016 Innovation Awards in the Content Management category for its collaboration with MoovIT Production Services on reality show “Wild Island.” MoovIT utilised the latest EditShare solutions at the core of their workflow to manage footage from the show, across numerous remote locations in extreme conditions.
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Mexican Cinematographer David Torres Relies on Facilis TerraBlock to Handle Complex Workflows
Mexican Cinematographer David Torres Relies on Facilis TerraBlock to Handle Complex WorkflowsFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that renowned Mexican cinematographer, cameraman and editor, David Torres, is using a Facilis TerraBlock 24D shared storage system to handle complex and demanding 6K workflows.
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TMD to exhibit at Media Production Show, London
TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, today announced that it will attend The Media Production Show taking place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London, from 9-10 June. TMD will exhibit with its UK distributor and leading media IT solutions provider, ERA Ltd.
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NOA to Discuss Engagement With Emerging Countries at Archives at Risk Conference
NOA to Discuss Engagement With Emerging Countries at Archives at Risk ConferenceAt the Archives at Risk conference (Dublin: 1-3 June) Jean-Christophe Kummer, managing partner of NOA, will present a paper on the work his company has been doing with the Austrian government to secure funding for media archiving initiatives in developing countries.
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Vantage Media Processing Platform Ingests & Transcodes 750 XDCAM HD Discs into Avid and CatDV Environment in Just Four Days
Vantage Media Processing Platform Ingests & Transcodes 750 XDCAM HD Discs into Avid and CatDV Environment in Just Four DaysWarner Bros Belgium Bases Super Fast File-based Broadcast Workflow on Telestream Vantage
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced the successful implementation of a major Vantage transcode server, file-based content ingest platform and intelligent workflow automation system at Warner Bros International Television Production Belgium. Working with Belgian Systems Integrator, VP Media Solutions, Warner Bros has created an innovative file-based workflow at its Zaventem-based production facility where all ingest, transcoding, archiving, media asset management (MAM) and storage are supported.
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MAGIX acquires Sony Creative Software products
MAGIX acquires Sony Creative Software productsMAGIX Software GmbH, a German software and app provider, is acquiring a majority of the Sony Creative Software (SCS) products.
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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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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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Valley Baptist Church Relies on FOR-A in Major Facility HD Upgrade
Valley Baptist Church Relies on FOR-A in Major Facility HD UpgradeChurch’s million-dollar control room upgrade was completed in under a week
Bakersfield, California-based Valley Baptist Church built their SDI digital facility in 2005 when an HD control room wasn’t an affordable option. Last year around the tenth anniversary of its video production facility, the church decided it was time for an upgrade. Valley Baptist worked with systems integrator Technical Innovation’s Blue Hat Design to complete the church’s major million-dollar control room transition to HD in just six days. A major component of the upgrade was a FOR-A video production package that included: the HVS-2000 switcher, MV-4200 multi-viewer, FA-505 multi-channel signal processor, MFR-5000 routing switcher and LTS-60 media archiving server.
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Primestream Extends Sports Market Leadership with New Customer Wins
Primestream Extends Sports Market Leadership with New Customer WinsIntegration and Live Studio Playout streamline sports workflows for top sports media companies including the NBA, The Tennis Channel
Primestream, the leader in Dynamic Media Management, today announced significant adoption of its solutions by sports broadcasters. The National Basketball Association (NBA), Encompass Media, The Tennis Channel, Werne Production House, and DirecTV’s ROOT Sports regional sports channels are among the sports organizations to have recently adopted Primestream’s software to capture, produce, manage and deliver their programming.
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Square Box Systems Introduces CatDV Archive to S3 Cloud
Seamless Integration Enables Users to Archive Assets Directly Into Amazon S3 Cloud Storage From CatDV Web and Desktop UIs
Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today announced the launch of CatDV Archive to S3 Cloud. Developed in response to customers' requests to leverage cloud services in their CatDV MAM operations, this new integration enables archiving of CatDV-managed media assets and associated metadata in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), the cloud-based file-storage service offered by Amazon Web Services.
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The Roland V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher Keeps Video Presentations at the CUE 2016 National Educational Conference Moving Seamlessly
The Roland V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher Keeps Video Presentations at the CUE 2016 National Educational Conference Moving SeamlesslyTwo V-800HD units were used to manage a wide range of video formats for both LED and projection video for the event’s keynotes and other presentations, serving as critical communications hubs for the largest and oldest education technology conference in California, and among the largest in the U.S.
The CUE 2016 National Conference, which took place March 17-19 in Palm Springs, CA, is the largest education technology conference in California, and for over 35 years has been among the largest in the United States. It draws educators, technology coordinators, administrators and other education professionals who are looking to see how technology can more deeply support student achievement. They come from all over the country, and often with a dizzying array of video formats for presentations that take place one after the other. In an environment where presentations need to be seamless and the technology needs to be at the leading edge, yet work within budget, the Roland V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher is the required solution. The V-800HD is a true multi-format video mixer, not requiring input sources to be matched to output resolutions: every input has its own broadcast-quality scaler that can individually scale, stretch, crop and zoom each source as needed for the output resolution chosen.
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Square Box Systems Introduces Major Upgrade to CatDV MAM System
Visit Square Box Systems at the 2016 NAB Show, Booth SL5025: CatDV 12 Boasts New User Interface and Native Support for CatDV Server 7, Making It Easier Than Ever for Enterprises to Create, Share, and Use Media
Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today announced the release of CatDV 12. A major step forward in the ongoing evolution of the CatDV product line, CatDV 12 features an updated user experience along with native support for Square Box Systems' recently upgraded CatDV Server 7. In addition, the system's logging and ingest capabilities have been updated.
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Xstream to showcase its cutting-edge OTT Platform at NAB 2016
OTT Platform provider, Xstream, will showcase the industry’s most comprehensive and complete OTT Platform, Xstream MediaMaker™, at NAB 2016, booth #SU9107CM in Las Vegas 2016.
At NAB 2016, booth #SU9107CM, Xstream will showcase their turnkey, next generation OTT Platform, Xstream MediaMaker™ with a wealth of integrated tools and features designed to automate complex Internet TV processes end-to-end, accelerate time to market, reduce operating cost, simplify supply chain management and optimize merchandising and monetization across all devices and brands/ countries, enabling operators, content owners and broadcasters to expand, scale and grow their Internet TV offerings with a flexible and future-proof OTT Platform.
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ProMAX Introduces Groundbreaking Integration With Adobe Creative Cloud
ProMAX Introduces Groundbreaking Integration With Adobe Creative CloudProMAX Platform Version 5 Adds Functionality and Media Management Capabilities within Adobe Premiere Pro CC Editing Environment
ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for media organizations, today announced Platform Version 5 with integration for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud®. This customer-focused enhancement leverages the capabilities of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Platform, providing a seamless and more efficient workflow for the end-user.
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ProMAX Systems Unveils Next Evolution of Cache-A Archiving Appliances
ProMAX Systems Unveils Next Evolution of Cache-A Archiving AppliancesProMAX Platform Pro-Cache Delivers Full LTO Archiving and Backup Unit in a Fully Loaded Shared Storage Server
ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced Platform Pro-Cache 50, which marks the next evolution in the ProMAX acquired, Cache-A archiving line. As the newest addition to the Platform Family of Workflow Servers, the Platform Pro-Cache will include all the functionality of Platform giving creatives the ability to render, transcode, manage and share media assets, and backup and archive all in one simple-to-use, workflow server unit.
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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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Sony Goes Beyond Definition at NAB 2016 Professional A/V Technologies for Production at All Levels - Imaging, HD, 4K, High Dynamic Range, IP transmission and Storage
Sony Goes Beyond Definition at NAB 2016 Professional A/V Technologies for Production at All Levels - Imaging, HD, 4K, High Dynamic Range, IP transmission and StorageSony is showcasing new technologies and workflows for HD, 4K, high dynamic range, storage and IP, providing the tools to drive professionals' creativity. Sony's exhibit will feature new models and updates to widely used products -- camcorders, cameras, monitors, switchers, storage/archiving, and wireless transmission for broadcast, production, sports, live events and more.
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Technology from GLOOKAST and Object Matrix ensures Business Continuity and Drama Production Instant Availability at the largest production facility in Latin America
GLOOKAST, innovator in MXF workflow solutions for broadcast and drama production and Object Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and archive systems to the media and entertainment industry, announced today that they have deployed Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity platforms to Globo at its Rio de Janeiro state-of-art production facility (Studios Globo).
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Bling Digital's Jesse Korosi to Discuss Digital Workflows at NAB 2016
Bling Digital's Jesse Korosi to Discuss Digital Workflows at NAB 2016Bling Digital Director of Workflow Services Jesse Korosi will take part in an NAB Show Live panel discussion on Digital Workflows at the 2016 NAB Show. Korosi will discuss how production and post-production workflows are changing, the challenges they present, and how Bling Digital is meeting those challenges. The session is scheduled for Thursday, April 21st at noon, and will be broadcast online at nabshow.com and broadcastbeat.com.
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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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ATEME Introduces Innovative AVC-I Recording in TITAN for Ingest in Adobe Premiere Pro
ATEME Introduces Innovative AVC-I Recording in TITAN for Ingest in Adobe Premiere ProDelivering seamless and cost-effective acquisition workflows for broadcast production
ATEME, the leading provider of compression solutions for broadcasters and service operators, is introducing today at NAB innovative AVC-I MXF record capabilities in its TITAN transcoder for ingest in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud®. TITAN convergent video transcoding and recording capabilities allow users to distribute live content while also recording the mezzanine feeds as MXF for up to 24h growing file ingest. ATEME can deliver a high-quality, cost-effective, end-to-end solution that goes from premium content contribution with Kyrion encoder/decoder to record and transcode with TITAN software, including real-time editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC archiving and distribution workflows.
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Announcing Streambox® Real-time VR Video Streaming to Oculus Rift® Headset Demonstrations at NAB Show in Las Vegas
Announcing Streambox® Real-time VR Video Streaming to Oculus Rift® Headset Demonstrations at NAB Show in Las VegasThe VR technology demonstrations include 4K VR video workflow from 3D & 360 video capture, video stitching, compression and transport to the cloud video servers for multiplayer Virtual Reality video distribution
Streambox®, an industry leading pioneer delivering unique video streaming solutions, today announces its StreamboxVR®, an end-to-end 4K 3D and 360 virtual reality streaming infrastructure for Live Events, Sports, Broadcast, Education and Enterprise applications.
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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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Primestream to Showcase Products Integration at NAB 2016
Primestream to Showcase Products Integration at NAB 2016Dynamic Media Management solution is scalable, open and futureproof; NAB Booth SL10216
Primestream is showcasing its Dynamic Media Management solution together with partners at NAB 2016. Key to Primestream’s strategy is the ability to integrate with best in class developers to deliver complete solutions for customer workflows. At this year’s NAB, Primestream can be seen integrated with several major industry products.
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Primestream Extends Sports Market Leadership with New Customer Wins
Real-Time Logging, NLE Integration and Live Studio Playout streamline sports workflows for top sports media companies including the NBA, The Tennis Channel
Primestream, the leader in Dynamic Media Management, today announced significant adoption of its solutions by sports broadcasters. The National Basketball Association (NBA), Encompass Media, The Tennis Channel, Werne Production House, and DirecTV’s ROOT Sports regional sports channels are among the sports organizations to have recently adopted Primestream’s software to capture, produce, manage and deliver their programming.
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Juan Pablo Alviz Joins Primestream as Vice President of Sales -- Strategic Accounts
Juan Pablo Alviz Joins Primestream as Vice President of Sales -- Strategic AccountsAward-winning product sales manager within broadcast to provide strategic direction to aid in growth in Florida, Caribbean and LATAM region
Primestream, the leader in Dynamic Media Management, today announces the appointment of Juan Pablo Alviz as Vice President of Sales, responsible for the company’s sales to strategic accounts in Florida, Caribbean and Latin America.
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VITEC to Feature New 4K HEVC Encoder and Streaming Innovations
VITEC to Feature New 4K HEVC Encoder and Streaming Innovations at NAB VITEC increases HEVC lineup with new appliances and enhancements to their industry focused solutions
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, announced it will demonstrate its end-to-end streaming solutions for a variety of applications in its booth SL6305 during the 2016 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 18-21.
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Square Box Systems' CatDV Now Integrated With Spectra Logic BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway
Users of Industry-Leading MAM System Now Have Seamless Access to Powerful and Cost-Effective Long-Term Storage and Archiving
Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today announced an integration of CatDV with Spectra Logic's BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway. BlackPearl is a solution that enables users to easily store massive data forever and at virtually no cost. With the new integration, CatDV users will be able to move content seamlessly from the CatDV MAM server to BlackPearl for long-term storage and archiving.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
=Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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NAB 2016: Digital Nirvana Intros MonitorIQ 5.0 with Enhanced GUI, Support for Global Content Feeds
NAB 2016: Digital Nirvana Intros MonitorIQ 5.0 with Enhanced GUI, Support for Global Content FeedsAt NAB 2016, Digital Nirvana, will feature the latest generation of its acclaimed MonitorIQ media management platform (MMP), during the annual NAB convention, April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Digital Nirvana will exhibit in Booth #SU10410. The MonitorIQ platform delivers a full range of multi-channel signal monitoring, logging, compliance and archiving functions and is fully customizable. With it, broadcasters can capture live content from multiple sources live and monitor the video for quality and compliance. Video can also be published to digital platforms for on-demand consumption. It combines signal and loudness monitoring, air-check logging, ad verification, competitive analysis and content repurposing. It features a powerful content retrieval system called SmartSearch and operates in a centralized management server environment– which unites all units deployed throughout the system to one central point.
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VITEC Partners With Renewed Vision™ for Industry
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that its House of Worship Streaming Solution is now integrated with Renewed Vision™ ProVideoServer™ (PVS), a four-channel HD video server. This partnership furthers the capabilities of VITEC’s end-to-end streaming solutions by adding recording, playback, and time-slip capabilities, allowing churches with multiple campuses to tailor their broadcast services to the needs of their satellite locations. VITEC’s portable encoders and decoders, along with the Zixi™ error-free streaming protocol, can now be bundled with PVS to provide an affordable complete solution with advanced features for small to midsize multicampus houses of worship.
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NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day Mastering
NAB Panel Focuses on Complexities of Modern Day MasteringAMIA President Andrea Kalas to Moderate with Experts from Dolby, HBO, Disney and Netflix
Experts involved in the intricacies of post production and distribution pipelines will come together at NAB 2016 to discuss the hurdles in addressing a constantly evolving marketplace that is embracing new platforms. As part of NAB's Future of Cinema Conference, "Next-Generation Mastering: Where do we go from Here?" will take a deep dive into the ways High Dynamic Range (HDR), Ultra High Definition (UHD), and object-based audio affect workflow efficiencies and final deliverables - including the elusive master for preserving content for future formats, monetization opportunities, and generations to come. Moderated by AMIA President Andrea Kalas, the panel will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m. in Room S222 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rounding out the panel are Thad Beier, director of Image Platform Workflow at Dolby; Rod Bogart, director of Production R&D at HBO; Annie Chang, VP of Post-Production Technology at The Walt Disney Studio; and Chris Fetner, director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships for Netflix.
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NAB2016: FOR-A Introducing Video Server and Archiving Recorder To Streamline Production and Safeguard Assets
NAB2016: FOR-A Introducing Video Server and Archiving Recorder To Streamline Production and Safeguard AssetsLTS-70 stores 6 TB of uncompressed video, audio and data; LTR-200HS7 combines video input, encoding, backup to LTO tape, and output in one unit
Broadcast video and audio technology leader FOR-A will introduce its innovative LTO-7 open standards linear tape server and its latest multi-codex archiving recorder at this month's NAB Show in the FOR-A booth, #C5117. A highlight of FOR-A's file management solutions display, the LTS-70 server and the LTR-200HS7 video archive recorder are powerful, cost-effective tools for broadcast and live video producers. Together, they represent a leap forward in file capacity and high data rate throughput that preserve all the quality of video assets.
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Square Box Systems Introduces CatDV Worker 7
Newest Version of Industry-Leading MAM Workflow Automation Solution Now Includes Support for Linux and Streamlined Enterprise Deployment
Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today introduced Worker 7 — a next-generation workflow automation solution for CatDV deployments. Now supporting Linux environments and easier deployment in organizations using OS X® and Windows platforms, Worker 7 includes many new functions designed to make CatDV's workflow automation and integration more powerful and easier to use.
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TMD hands over first phase of asset and workflow management infrastructure to Astro
TMD hands over first phase of asset and workflow management infrastructure to AstroLeading Asian broadcaster simplifies operations and expands capabilities with Mediaflex
TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has handed over the first phase of a comprehensive file-based workflow platform at Astro, the leading satellite broadcaster for south-east Asia. From its two broadcast centres in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Astro delivers around 180 SD and HD channels, with related online and catch-up services.
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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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Broadcast Pix Introduces BPNet Cloud-Based IP Workflow Management for Video Production
Broadcast Pix Introduces BPNet Cloud-Based IP Workflow Management for Video ProductionNew Service Enables Customers to Easily Upload, Archive, Convert, Preview, and Share Assets
Broadcast Pix™ today introduced BPNet™, a cloud-based IP workflow management system for all Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers. BPNet software provides easy access to the comprehensive service for sharing, converting, distributing, and archiving media files. It integrates directly within Broadcast Pix Flint™, Granite™, Mica™, and Roadie™ switchers, and is also accessible to collaborators via any PC or mobile device browser. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate BPNet for the first time at the 2016 NAB Show (Booth SL7627), which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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EditShare Accelerates Collaboration with New XStream EFS SSD
EditShare Accelerates Collaboration with New XStream EFS SSD Storage Solution High-bandwidth, SSD shared storage meets the demands of high-resolution 4K/UHD, VFX, DI and finishing environments
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced XStream EFS SSD, a powerful, scalable shared storage solution engineered for the extreme bandwidth requirements of uncompressed 4K and HD post-production as well as Digital Intermediate (DI), VFX and finishing projects. Debuting at NAB 2016 and on display at EditShare booth SL9716, the new product extends the award-winning EditShare EFS platform by combining Solid State Drives (SSD) with a new architecture that scales from a budget-friendly 8TB all the way up to 5PB+.
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Premiere Digital Enhances Broadcast TV Quality With Interra Systems' BATON™ QC Solution
BATON Provides Comprehensive Quality Checks, Audio/Video Error Correction, and Compliance With Broadcast Standards, Ensuring Superior Quality TV Content for Premiere Digital Customers
Interra Systems, a leading global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, today announced that Premiere Digital, a media services provider based in Los Angeles, has upgraded its Interra Systems BATON™ automated, file-based QC solution to optimize its quality control operations. Using an enterprise version of BATON, along with the BATON Content Corrector, the media services provider can address traditional broadcast projects, along with OTT delivery. Through comprehensive quality checks, scalability, and support for a wide range of media formats and codecs, BATON allows Premiere Digital to expand its delivery of high-quality television content to broadcast and OTT customers.
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WCP Media Services Helps Rome's Cinecittà Studios Deliver Fellini Film Via the Cloud
WCP Media Services Helps Rome's Cinecittà Studios Deliver Fellini Film Via the Cloud2TB of digital files sent securely and effortlessly from Rome to Paris.
Cinecittà Studios recently used WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based digital asset management platform WCPApp to send high resolution scans of Federico Fellini’s 1985 comic masterpiece Ginger and Fred to Paris as part of a new remastering project.
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TMD partners with Take 1 Transcription for automated metadata
Take 1 harvests rich metadata from content
TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has signed a partnership deal with Take 1 Transcription, a leading international transcription company delivering accurate and affordable services to clients around the world. The co-operation will see Take 1’s Liberty Transcription and Metadata Service Platform integrated into the TMD Mediaflex®-UMS asset and workflow management platform as a media service.
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Facilis Technology Unveils Product Innovations and Emerging Technologies at NAB Booth# SL8811 Las Vegas Convention Center
Facilis Technology Unveils Product Innovations and Emerging Technologies at NAB 12Gbps SAS controllers, 32Gbps Fibre Channel, advanced Adobe project management and new user group features
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