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SMPTE Summits to Define Requirements for Next Generation Critical Industry Standard
Media Production, Postproduction, VFX, and Show Control Professionals Are Invited to Provide Input for New 'Time Label' Standard
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 it will host a series of Time Code Summits to gather user community feedback that will contribute to the creation of a new "Time Label" standard. As the next-generation standard to SMPTE Time Code™, widely viewed as one of the most important standards in the audio/video industry, the new Time Label standard will address the continuing, new, and emerging requirements of handling media across the cinema, broadcast, theatrical, music recording, concert, live entertainment, and theme park markets.
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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards RecipientsDolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers Chosen for Skull’s Rainbow Room in Printer’s Alley, Nashville
Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers Chosen for Skull’s Rainbow Room in Printer’s Alley, NashvilleSkull’s Rainbow Room is part of Nashville’s musical lore and now has sound quality that will serve it well moving forward
One of the flagship venues in the heyday of Nashville’s Printer’s Alley district was Skull’s Rainbow Room, shuttered a few months after owner David "Skull" Schulman was tragically killed there in an attempted robbery in 1998, exactly 50 years after it first opened. Now, “Skull’s” is back, reopened by local restaurateurs who salvaged the venue’s original stage and other architectural treasures and are bringing it into the 21st century with a sound system from Bose Professional that leverages the unique capabilities of the Bose RoomMatch® and Panaray® loudspeakers, PowerMatch® amplifiers, and ControlSpace® DSP user interface.
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PlayBox Technology Celebrates 17,000th Channel Delivery
PlayBox Technology Celebrates 17,000th Channel DeliveryPlayBox has added 1,000 upgraded channels a year since IBC 2014
PlayBox Technology reports the most successful IBC show in the company's history. With deliveries of television playout and branding channels now exceeding 17,000, PlayBox Technology retains its position as the world's leading provider of file-based 'channel-in-a-box' playout systems.
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Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K Workflows
Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K WorkflowsArchion/Telestream combination makes for a very powerful 4K video storage workflow system
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Velo, Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS creative storage systems - designed for storage and playback of 4K digital video in post-production, production, graphics, finishing and all types of video media – have been certified for Telestream Vantage.
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Panasonic Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek Connect Pro
Panasonic Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek Connect ProPanasonic introduces support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek Connect Pro software enabling Network Device Interface connectivity
(Newark, NJ--September 21, 2016) Panasonic today announced support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek Connect Pro software enabling Network Device Interface (NDI™) connectivity. The Connect Pro Software application makes Panasonic PTZ cameras recognizable as a source by NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. NewTek’s royalty-free NDI technology allows video and audio sources to be shared bidirectionally across a network, eliminating the need for costly direct connections, expensive cable runs and infrastructure upgrades, while turning every source into a destination instantly available anywhere on the network.
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JVC Simplifies Live Streaming for Middle Tennessee State University Athletics
JVC Simplifies Live Streaming for Middle Tennessee State University AthleticsMT Athletics using JVC GY-HM850 ProHD cameras to provide coverage of sports teams and produce live HD streaming press conferences
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreeseboro is using GY-HM850 ProHD cameras to provide coverage of its Blue Raiders sports teams and produce live HD streaming coverage of press conferences for Facebook Live.
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DPA’s New d:screet™ Slim Microphones Join The Cast On Midsomer Murders
Production Sound Mixer Jonathan Wyatt has added four of the microphones to his soundcart so that he can cover all miking eventualities.
ITV’s long running detective series Midsomer Murdersis among the first television shows in the UK to record dialogue using DPA’s new d:screet™ Slim Miniature Microphone, which was launched last year to huge critical acclaim.
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Roland Announces V-1SDI Video Switcher
Roland Announces V-1SDI Video SwitcherRoland today announces the introduction of its V-1SDI Video Switcher, an easy-to-use, compact and portable switcher that can accommodate 3G-SDI and HDMI audio/video sources with resolutions up to 1080p and features a host of professional compositing effects and DSK (down-stream key) capabilities. The V-1SDI is also playing a key role in “The Future. Redefined.,” Roland’s first-of-its-kind 24-hour streaming online musical instruments festival taking place on September 9, 2016 (#909day) in eight major cities around the world. The V-1SDI is being implemented to switch video at the DJ Stage at the Los Angeles event.
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AJA Announces New Mini-Converters at IBC 2016
AJA Announces New Mini-Converters at IBC 2016Unveils ROI-SDI Scan Converter for Professional SDI Sources, C10DA 1x6 Analog Distribution Amplifier, and IPR-1G-HDMI and IPR-1G-SDI for IP-Based Workflows At IBC Conference Stand 7.F11
AJA Video Systems is expanding its line of Mini-Converters at IBC 2016 with the introduction of the ROI-SDI scan converter with Region-of-Interest controls for professional SDI sources, C10DA analog video distribution amplifier, and IPR-1G-HDMI and IPR-1G-SDI to simplify IP-based workflows.
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Avid Demonstrates Leadership in Emerging IP and UHD Workflows
At IBC 2016, Avid showcases IP and UHD workflow innovation on the open, interoperable Avid MediaCentral Platform
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today previewed solutions for several converging technologies that are driving significant change for the media industry. By supporting real-time IP signals natively in key components of the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, Avid is accelerating the industry’s transition to IP and delivering a unified environment for file-based and live signal-based media workflows that will ease the migration to emerging image formats, including UHD.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex AV
Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex AVThe world’s first standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals with 1089 broadcast quality standards conversions!
Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex AV, a new broadcast quality standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals. Teranex AV features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a inputs, outputs and loop through, along with AV specific features such as low latency, a still store, freeze frame, and HiFi audio inputs for professionals working on live, staged presentations and conferences. Teranex AV will be available in September for $1,695 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 UpdateMajor new update adds improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, as well as new monitoring options!
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.2, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers that dramatically improves DNxHD and DNxHR support, adds false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.2 update will be available for download from the Blackmagic Design website next week, free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now AvailableNew update adds support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, Fusion Connect on Linux and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 features support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, color space tags on QuickTime export, Fusion Connect for Linux, advanced filtering options and more. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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AJA Announces Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAP
AJA Announces Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAPIBC Conference Stand 7.F11 -- Free Software Update Adds Support for MXF and HDR Workflows; IP-Based Capabilities Extended With SMPTE 2022-7 Support for KONA IP
AJA Video Systems has announced Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, T-TAP™ and the Io family of video and audio input/output devices.
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Studio Network Solutions Announces New ShareBrowser Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud
Studio Network Solutions Announces New ShareBrowser Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro Creative CloudVersion 4.4 of ShareBrowser adds new export to Adobe Premiere Pro CC feature for sending custom metadata to the NLE.
IBC Booth 7.H40 Studio Network Solutions has announced a new feature for their ShareBrowser media management and workflow software that improves workflows with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. Editors with EVO shared storage can now use ShareBrowser to export media to an Adobe Premiere Pro CC project and maintain custom metadata so they can retain their project media structure within the NLE.
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AJA Debuts KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router at IBC 2016
AJA Debuts KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router at IBC 2016AJA Debuts KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router at IBC 2016 High Quality, Cost Effective Signal Routing for 3G-SDI, Dual-Link, 4K/UltraHD Signals
Today at IBC 2016, AJA Video Systems introduced KUMO 6464, its new compact 3G-SDI router with 64 3G-SDI inputs and 64 3G-SDI outputs for high quality, cost effective signal routing in a small form factor. KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of production environments – from OB trucks and edit suites to corporate video installations and beyond.
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and Fairlight
Blackmagic Design Announces the Acquisition of Industry Legends Ultimatte and FairlightBlackmagic Design acquires the world’s number one realtime blue and green screen compositing solution, as well as pioneers of cutting edge professional digital audio technology
Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of Ultimatte, the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries, as well as Fairlight, which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing.
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Bluefish444 Announces new KRONOS range of video, audio, data I/O cards
Multi-Channel 4K 60p, High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rate SDI and SMPTE 2022 support for Video over IP workflows in Broadcast, Production and Post Production
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video I/O cards for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems, introduces the KRONOS range of video and audio I/O cards.
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Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CCSee improved 4K HDR Post-Production workflows with Adobe video tools at IBC
IBC STAND 7.J07 -- Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the upcoming versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at IBC 2016.
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Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 5 plug-in and Previews 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools for Adobe at IBC 2016
Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 5 plug-in and Previews 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools for Adobe at IBC 2016New mocha Pro 5 planar tracking plug-in brings GPU-accelerated, efficient VFX workflows to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools.
Imagineer Systems will showcase mocha Pro 5, the major new release of its Academy Award-winning planar tracking & masking software, at IBC (Booth 7.K29) September 9-13, 2016 in Amsterdam. mocha Pro 5 provides advanced, GPU-accelerated planar tracking, including integrations with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and After Effects® CC. The Boris FX / Imagineer team will also preview a new co-developed technology for 360°-enabled virtual reality tools for the emerging cinematic VR filmmaking market.
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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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Audio Network Brings Music to Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Audio Network Brings Music to Adobe Premiere Pro CCReal time, integrated panel allows editors to find and import music into workflow
Audio Network, the independent music company delivering authentic and creative music solutions to global content creators in every industry, today announced that Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC users will benefit from a new integrated panel providing direct access to its catalog of over 100,000 tracks. The solution creates a seamless workflow, enabling editors to find and purchase incredible music without leaving the Adobe Premiere Pro CC editing environment.
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Canon’s New Lightweight, Compact XC15 4K UHD Video Camcorder Ideal For News And Video Production
XLR Microphone Input Provides Audio Support in Addition to High-Quality 4K UHD Video Capture
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the XC15 4K Video Camcorder, a 4K UHD digital video camcorder for professional use that achieves high-image quality with a lightweight, compact body.
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What's the Cost of Being Female in Game Audio?
What's the Cost of Being Female in Game Audio?The 2016 Game Audio Industry Survey, the annual survey that tracks compensation, working conditions, contact terms and production information for the video game music and sound industry, shows a significant discrepancy in salaries between male and female game composers and sound designers. The average male income reported was consistently higher than the average female income.
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Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming System
Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming SystemFully configured live streaming production system removes the hurdle of system integration allowing live event producers to focus on production and streaming
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced Wirecast Gear, a portable computer workstation fully configured for live event production and streaming. The easy-to-use system allows anyone to broadcast professional live productions in a matter of minutes with a fully configured system built for live event streaming. Wirecast Gear comes installed with Wirecast Pro live streaming production software. It is ideally suited for marketers, educators, corporate and online trainers, event producers, sports broadcasters, worship service staff, news gatherers and anyone who wants to deliver professional live streamed productions out of the box. Wirecast Gear will be demonstrated at the upcoming IBC tradeshow, and will start shipping in early September with prices starting at just $4,995.
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Bose RoomMatch System Selected for Nashville-Area Hermitage Hills Baptist Church
Bose RoomMatch System Selected for Nashville-Area Hermitage Hills Baptist ChurchMiddle Tennessee church had a system designed for a more traditional style of music, and a RoomMatch® system was the right choice for the more contemporary worship music now featured at the church’s services
The Hermitage Hills Baptist Church, in Hermitage, Tennessee, had a problem that many houses of worship face: they knew they needed a new sound system to accommodate their transition to a more contemporary worship style, but most of the proposed solutions involved a center cluster with left and right array hangs. This would require moving the church’s projection screens, risking potentially expensive architectural changes and still-impeded sightlines.
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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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2wcom’s FlexDSR Facilitates Transport Technologies
2wcom’s FlexDSR Facilitates Transport TechnologiesThe multi-faceted device automatically selects and switches to the best available transport stream
2wcom’s innovative FlexDSR state-of-the art STL technology allows operators to receive audio streams via satellite or IP, depending on their requirements and the best quality source available.
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Codemasters Uses DPA Microphones For DiRT Rally Audio
Codemasters, one of the UK’s most successful videogame developers, has extended its use of DPA d:dicate™ Recording Microphones to capture the sound of high performance cars for its latest title, DiRT Rally.
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Prism Sound at AES Los Angeles
Prism Sound at AES Los AngelesThe company will show its flagship ADA-8XR multichannel converter and its full range of USB audio interfaces.
Prism Sound will be exhibiting at the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles (Booth 714)with a full range of audio interfaces and converters including its flagship ADA-8XR multichannel converter, which has been installed in many acclaimed recording facilities word-wide. Alongside the ADA-8XR, Prism Sound will show more recent additions to its range including the Lyra, Titan and Atlas audio interfaces, all of which connect seamlessly to both Macs and PCs via a simple USB interface. Aimed at musicians, composers, project studio owners, DJs, re-mixers and other audio content producers such as radio and podcasting, these interfaces bring Prism Sound’s renowned audio quality and powerful clock circuitry to a much wider audience.
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Clear-Com Confirmed as Technical Supporter for Communications Solutions in the IBC Big Screen Auditorium
Clear-Com Confirmed as Technical Supporter for Communications Solutions in the IBC Big Screen AuditoriumIBC 2016, STAND #10.D29 - Clear-Com demonstrates versatility via a multitude of applications at IBC’s Big Screen Experience, Award Ceremony, Cinema and Conference
Clear-Com®, the leader in real-time communication solutions, is proud to announce its status as technical supporter of communications equipment for the IBC Auditorium for the duration of IBC 2016, which takes place from 8-13th September 2016.
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Mixing Light Teams Up with Gaiamount at BIRTV to Bring Color Correction Training and Resources to China
Mixing Light Teams Up with Gaiamount at BIRTV to Bring Color Correction Training and Resources to ChinaMIXING LIGHT TEAMS UP WITH GAIAMOUNT AT BIRTV TO BRING COLOR CORRECTION TRAINING AND RESOURCES TO CHINA
- Companies to offer online and on-site training at BIRTV -
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IBC Makes IP Interoperability a Reality with Dedicated Demonstration Zone
IBC Makes IP Interoperability a Reality with Dedicated Demonstration ZoneThe transition to IP is one of the biggest challenges facing broadcasters and media companies today, with fears over limited inter-working and a lack of recognised standards the most common brake on progress. IBC is set to demonstrate practical and proven interoperability with an exciting new demonstration area launching at this year’s show.
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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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Aaton Digital presents its full system package at IBC2016 with the widely recognised CantarX3 recorder, Cantarem2 and additional new accessories
Aaton Digital presents its full system package at IBC2016 with the widely recognised CantarX3 recorder, Cantarem2 and additional new accessoriesAaton Digital presents its full system package at IBC2016 with the widely recognised CantarX3 recorder, Cantarem2 and additional new accessories
Aaton Digital will present the complete CantarX3 digital sound recorder package at IBC 2016, including the new Cantarem2. The CantarX3 is now widely recognised by the sound community as the ultimate digital 24 track location sound recorder.
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European Demand for Avid Pro Tools | S6 Continues to Soar
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced continued momentum of Avid EverywhereTM within the European professional audio market. Adoption of the award-winning modular control surface Avid Pro Tools® | S6 by leading sound companies, music studios and post production houses continues to increase throughout the region in substantial numbers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 Update Now AvailableNew update adds direct support for ProRes decode !Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 features support for Apple ProRes decode on Windows, ResolveFX enhancements and even more editing and color improvements. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Video Devices PIX-E7 and PIX-LR Optimize Workflow for Upcoming Documentary On PTSD
Video Devices PIX-E7 and PIX-LR Optimize Workflow for Upcoming Documentary On PTSDHigh-Resolution Recording Field Monitor, New Audio Interface, and SpeedDrive™ Prove Invaluable for One Person Crew Shoots
Freelance Sound Mixer Matt Sonnenfeld has been using Sound Devices equipment, such as the 633 and 688 field production mixers, for more than three years. Along with his brother Adam, Sonnenfeld co-owns Four B Productions, Inc., a full-service production company based in Brooklyn, NY. Sonnenfeld has worked on notable television shows, including Made From America on The Travel Channel and Catching Odell, an NFL special.
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The Bridge Bible Church Looks to the Future with the Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher
The Bridge Bible Church Looks to the Future with the Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video SwitcherThis decade-old church in Bakersfield, California, chose the Roland V-1200HD as the foundational component that will act as the video hub for a future expansion including a possible satellite location and the need to add cameras and I-MAG projection
The Bridge Bible Church in Bakersfield, California, has plans for its future. The 12-year-old house of worship, whose sanctuary today accommodates 1,200 worshippers at a time – a total of 25,000 weekly across three Sunday services, is considering adding a satellite location sometime in the next year or two, which will necessitate the acquisition and integration of video cameras and I-MAG projection, something they don’t need currently thanks to an architectural design whose curved balcony makes for a pleasantly intimate worship space. But when The Bridge Bible Church makes its expansion move, its media infrastructure will be ready, thanks to the purchase earlier this year of a Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher. The Roland V-1200HD was purchased through Pacific West Sound, also in Bakersfield.
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DPA Microphones Continues to Deliver Fresh Sound for 11-Time Tony Award® Winning Hamilton
DPA Microphones Continues to Deliver Fresh Sound for 11-Time Tony Award® Winning HamiltonWhen the smash hit musical Hamilton made its highly anticipated Broadway debut at the Richard Rodgers Theatre last year, Sound Designer Nevin Steinberg knew he was part of something special. Today, as Hamilton gets ready to celebrate its one-year anniversary on Broadway, Steinberg continues to rely on a selection of predominantly DPA microphones to bring the sold-out audiences to their feet each night.
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JVC Private Mesh Video Network Performs 'Beyond Expectations' for WRTV at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
JVC Private Mesh Video Network Performs 'Beyond Expectations' for WRTV at Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced WRTV, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis (DMA #27) that produces 40 hours of news each week, arranged a high-profile test of the JVC Private MESH Video Network during the big race in late May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. According to Jeff Walker, chief engineer for WRTV, the system was able to double the HD video delivery during the race that traditional microwave equipment would have allowed.
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Broadcast Pix Solutions Simplify Live Productions for Broadcasters at TAB 2016
Broadcast Pix Solutions Simplify Live Productions for Broadcasters at TAB 2016Broadcast Pix™ will showcase a number of solutions designed to simplify live production for broadcasters during the Texas Association of Broadcasters 63rd Annual Convention & Trade Show (Booth #23), which runs Aug. 10-11, 2016, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin. The company will demonstrate its new BPCommand™ control interfaces along with its Mica™ integrated production switcher and Roadie™ end-to-end mobile system, which support the new BPNet™ cloud-based workflow management and storage system.
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Rado Stefanov Goes Incognito with DPA Microphones
Rado Stefanov Goes Incognito with DPA MicrophonesProduction Sound Mixer relies on d:screet Slim Microphone to provide invisible sound capture in Las Vegas
As a production sound mixer for reality shows, documentaries, commercials and scripted productions, Rado Stefanov needs his microphone to be as versatile as his body of work. His long-time go-to solution has been DPA Microphones due entirely to the mics’ pristine sound and durability. As one of the first to push for and beta-test the company’s d:screet™Slim Microphone, Stefanov turned to the mic for his various projects requiring near invisible miking solutions.
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Clear-com Acquires Trilogy Communications
HM Electronics, Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of UK-based Trilogy Communications (Trilogy®) through its subsidiary Clear-Com®, a global provider of real-time communication solutions. Trilogy is a supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators for the Broadcast, Defense and Industrial sectors. Clear-Com expects this acquisition to strengthen its presence in the Broadcast market and accelerate its penetration in the Defense and Industrial sectors.
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Bluefish444 Announces New KRONOS range of Video, Audio, Data I/O Cards
Multi-Channel 4K 60p, High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rate SDI and SMPTE 2022 support for Video over IP workflows in Broadcast, Production and Post Production
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video I/O cards for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems, introduces the KRONOS range of video and audio I/O cards.
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More Than $1 Million Of Post-production Studio Assets Available
Tiger Group selling state-of-the-art equipment no longer needed by AMP Editing
Tiger Capital Group’s Commercial & Industrial division will conduct an online auction on August 16 for state-of-the-art post-production equipment and other assets –with an acquisition value of more than $1 million– that are no longer needed for the continuing operations of AMP (All Media Post) Editing.
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SMPTE IBC2016 Preview
SMPTE Announcements at IBC2016
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SMPTE Brings Together Hollywood Creativity and Silicon Valley Innovation With 2016 ETCA Conference
Fourth Annual Conference Explores How Streaming Video, 4K/UHD, HDR, Immersive Audio, and VR Are Transforming the Personal Media Experience
With its Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, brought the industry greater clarity on the technologies and tactics shaping the connected entertainment experience. Held June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, the conference drew experts from both Hollywood and the Silicon Valley to provide unique insight into the future of media delivery and consumption within a connected world.
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MPSE/CAS Golf and Poker Tournament Tees Off September 18
MPSE/CAS Golf and Poker Tournament Tees Off September 188th annual charitable event co-sponsored by the Cinema Audio Society.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) will host the 8th Annual MPSE Golf and Poker Tournament, September 18, 2016 at the Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, California. Proceeds from the event will benefit the MPSE’s Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund, which provides mentoring and support for student sound artists, as well as the organization’s work in promoting the role of sound in movies, television, gaming and other entertainment media.
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At IBC 2016 2wcom to Show AoIP and Satellite Integration
“At IBC we are focusing our attention on 2wcom’s new technology that takes transport one step further by letting broadcasters easily integrate AoIP and satellite technologies and switch from one stream to another, depending on their immediate needs.” — Werner Drews, Managing Director of 2wcom
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Unity Gain: 104 Powersoft K10 Amplifiers Combine to Drive Messaging for Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
In a stellar follow-up performance to the Republican National Convention, the Democratic Party held its own convention at the Wells Fargo Center last week in downtown Philadelphia. The four-day event — whose underlying purpose is to select the Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees for the highest office in the land — relied on 104 Powersoft K10 amplifiers to deliver ultra reliable, high quality audio for more than 180 speeches and 15 musical performances across the duration of the event.
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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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FOH Engineer Tomas Wolfe Chooses Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console for The Neighbourhood and Other Artists
FOH Engineer Tomas Wolfe Chooses Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console for The Neighbourhood and Other ArtistsThe M-5000 has become the go-to front-of-house console for Wolfe working with The Neighbourhood, BØRNS, Belly, Everlast and other artists thanks to its high degree of flexibility that lets him adjust its workflow to his needs and not the other way around, and for great Roland sound
L.A. native Tomas Wolfe worked his way up from the bottom in live audio: he began with stints at the quintessential Sunset Boulevard music venues the Viper Room and the Roxy Theatre. Two years on the L.A. club circuit led to touring, which he discovered he had even more affinity for. That led to road gigs with a series of artists including BØRNS, Belly, Everlast, the Mowgli’s and most recently The Neighbourhood, on U.S. and European tour legs. It was during this time that Wolfe first encountered the Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console. It was love at first sight — and sound. “I had read a bit about the M-5000, so I went to the Roland offices in L.A. and checked it out, and ended up doing a couple of shows with it in L.A. I found that I really liked the sound and the flexibility of the workflow.”
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Full-Featured Lecture Capture Appliance Now Shipping - Matrox Monarch LCS
Full-Featured Lecture Capture Appliance Now Shipping - Matrox Monarch LCSAffordable and Easy to Operate Appliance Enables Lecture Recording and Streaming From Every Classroom
Matrox® Video announced today that the Matrox Monarch™ LCS, a compact, easy-to-use, two-input lecture capture appliance is now available for purchase.
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Roland Introduces LED Video Wall Cropping and Image Processing Applications for Popular XS-Series Matrix Switchers
Roland Introduces LED Video Wall Cropping and Image Processing Applications for Popular XS-Series Matrix SwitchersRoland Pro A/V is introducing a new application for its popular XS-Series Matrix Switchers for use as high-quality, pixel-accurate cropping switcher/scalers for LED video walls. The XS-Series can switch eight HDMI or analog video inputs to up to four LED video walls, each with their own independent aspect ratio and scaling settings.
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JVC Demonstrates New ProHD Camera with Built-In IFB at TAB 2016
JVC Demonstrates New ProHD Camera with Built-In IFB at TAB 2016JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its video-over-IP technologies, including the JVC Private MESH Video Network, and new studio fiber system at the Texas Association of Broadcasters 63rd Annual Convention & Trade Show (Booth #56), which runs Aug. 10-11, 2016, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin. Texas. The company will also showcase its new GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news camcorder with integrated IFB audio channels and its new DT-N series of ProHD broadcast studio LCD monitors.
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Fairlight Announces Divestment of its Professional Audio Technology
Fairlight.AU, the Australian technology development company best known for its professional audio products that are used by major broadcasters and producers around the world, has today announced that it is actively seeking a buyer for its Professional Audio technology.
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VideoBlocks Expanding Mass Creative Class W/ Launch Of Of Enterprise Service For Media Companies, Indie Projection Studies, etc.
VideoBlocks Launches Enterprise Service to Empower the Digital Workforce with Affordable, Professional Quality Creative Content
VideoBlocks, the first membership-based stock media service that empowers digital artists worldwide, announced the launch of its enterprise-class platform and service that puts millions of licensed, high-quality media assets in the hands of global employees. VideoBlocks Enterprise packs a powerful punch for small and large companies looking to bolster their creative or marketing efforts, featuring a combined $10M worth of digital assets such as videos (including newly released 360-degree virtual reality clips), images, graphics and audio files. The Enterprise product gives creative professionals full access to the ever-growing libraries of VideoBlocks, AudioBlocks and GraphicStock.
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Panasonic Introduces Entry-Level AG-AC30 Full HD Handheld With Full HD Handheld With Broad Slate of Professional Features
Panasonic Introduces Entry-Level AG-AC30 Full HD Handheld With Full HD Handheld With Broad Slate of Professional FeaturesPanasonic today announced the introduction of the AG-AC30, a handheld camcorder with top professional features including a powerful 20X optical zoom, wide-angle 29.5mm lens, LED light for low-light shooting, two-channel XLR audio inputs and simultaneous record or relay record with hot swap. With Full HD (1080p) recording, the entry-level AC30 is ideal for shooting weddings, web videos, business conferences, exhibits, government activities and more.
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NETIA IBC2016 Product Preview
At IBC2016, NETIA will showcase the full NETIA Media Assist digital software suite, which includes radio automation (production, newsroom, scheduling, and playout modules), media asset management, and workflow management solutions.
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HHB Communications at IBC 2016
The creation, management and delivery themes of IBC 2016 are complimented by the HHB Communications stand 8.D56, to which co-exhibitors iOgrapher, Mogami, NUGEN Audio, RØDE Microphones, TC Electronic, Wohler and Zoom will provide a pro audio outlook.
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IBC2016: Dalet Unleashes the Power of Media Workflow Evolution
IBC2016: Dalet Unleashes the Power of Media Workflow EvolutionDalet showcases accessible production and worldwide content delivery solutions; new tools support important industry standards, social media news publishing and cloud workflows
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, will be demonstrating its advanced media management and workflow solutions at the 2016 IBC Show (stand 8.B77), taking place this September at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from September 9 through 13. Attendees can book a private demonstration or workflow consultation with a Dalet expert to learn how enhancements to the Dalet Galaxy, Brio and AmberFin platforms can help them better create, manage and distribute 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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SMPTE Opens Registration for Society's Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Will Explore Media and Entertainment Technology While Celebrating Society's 100-Year Anniversary
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has opened registration for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), scheduled for Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, starting off with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium on Oct. 24. Early bird rates are available now through Aug. 20.
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Adorama Presents: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKER
Adorama Presents: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKERWorld-renowned photographer Nigel Barker invites photographers nationwide to enter for a chance to compete to be the next Top Photographer; 5-episode reality series to air on AdoramaTV this fall
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, announced today the launch of a brand new reality web series competition for every type of photographer: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKER. Open to all photographers across the nation, from professional shooter to hobbyist to iPhoneographer, five contestants will be hand-picked by Nigel Barker himself to compete in the AdoramaTV original series, where they will be challenged to prove they have not only the skills, but the vision to become the next Top Photographer.
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SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation Festival
SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation FestivalSIGGRAPH 2016, the world’s largest annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the winners — and highlights — of the 43rd annual Computer Animation Festival. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016.
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U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV Production
U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV ProductionVariCam LT Assigned to Advanced Cinema Classes
The Department of Media Arts of the University of North Texas’ College of Arts and Sciences recently purchased 30 Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor 4/3” handheld camcorders that will be used in classes including narrative, news, documentary and entertainment acquisition techniques, as well as for news production at the university’s cable television station. The Department also bought a VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder for advanced narrative film classes.
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Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet System
Full Sail University Installs Extensive Focusrite RedNet SystemFull Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, has installed a comprehensive system of Focusrite RedNet Dante™-networked audio converters and interfaces in its Full Sail Live 1 building, which is home to the university’s Show Production Bachelor of Science degree program. Incorporating RedNet MP8R 8-channel Mic Pre and A/D converters, RedNet D64R 64-Channel MADI-Dante Bridges, RedNet HD32R Pro Tools | HD/HDX Bridges and RedNet 2 16-channel remote-controlled analog interfaces, the new Focusrite system not only provides networking throughout the facility, but also offers students practical experience with the Dante Audio-over-IP protocol.
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PESA Provides Support in Rio at International Broadcast Center
PESA Provides Support in Rio at International Broadcast CenterPESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, will have customer service personnel assigned to the International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Rio de Janeiro to support the setup and configuration of PESA’s Cheetah 864XR digital video routing switcher for use during the Summer Games in Brazil.
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Leader Europe to Show Latest 4K HDR Production and Test Tools at HPA Tech Retreat
Leader Europe to Show Latest 4K HDR Production and Test Tools at HPA Tech RetreatSee Leader Electronics on stand 12.A10 at IBC2016, Amsterdam, September 9-13
Leader Europe will demonstrate its LV5490 4K waveform monitor and high-dynamic-range suite of production and test tools at the upcoming HPA Tech Retreat. The exhibit will form a key element of the Innovation Zone.
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Etere ETX Expands Product Support with Bluefish444
Etere ETX Expands Product Support with Bluefish444Etere ETX offers compatibility with Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+, Epoch | Supernova CG and Epoch | Neutron cards with new release Etere 26.3.
Etere announced that its 4K, IT-based video management solution, Etere ETX, is now compatible with Bluefish444 Epoch video cards. Etere is pleased to collaborate with Melbourne's innovative developer, manufacturer and marketer for the professional video industry, Bluefish444, for this latest interoperability advancement.
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Guitar Center Pro Guides Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church into Its Digital Era
Guitar Center Pro Guides Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church into Its Digital EraLarge Houston church acquires two Studer digital audio consoles with GC Pro managing a complex transaction from initial planning through installation and commissioning
The Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church has been among the Houston area’s largest houses of worship for over 60 years. However, through most of that time, it was also a very analog institution, with a pair of analog consoles used for front-of-house mixing and to route audio to congregation overflow and post-production areas. As of this year, however, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church has entered its own digital age, with the acquisition of two Studer digital consoles, purchased through Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the business-to-business (B2B) division of Guitar Center providing highly customized service for professional accounts. GC Pro managed the sale of a Studer Vista 1 desk, which was installed earlier this year, used to route audio to a number of locations around the church campus. A Studer Vista V console intended as the church’s new FOH console was also installed and commissioned at the beginning of the summer. GC Pro’s Houston-based team of account managers and sales associates handled both transactions.
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AJA Releases FS4 Frame Synchronizer and Converter
AJA Releases FS4 Frame Synchronizer and ConverterDelivers Support for 4K/UltraHD and Multi-channel 2K/HD/SD Workflows in 1RU Frame
AJA Video Systems announced that its FS4 frame sync and converter supporting 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD workflows is now shipping. Encased in a sleek 1RU chassis, FS4 provides incredible flexibility for broadcast and ProAV professionals with a single-channel mode for 4K/UltraHD video processing and up, down and cross-conversion to/from 2K/HD/SD, as well as a four-channel mode for multi-channel density that enables four 2K/HD/SD channels of simultaneous conversion and processing.
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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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ABS Upgrades TVW Studio and Control Rooms as Part of HD-SDI UPGRADE for TVW
ABS Upgrades TVW Studio and Control Rooms as Part of HD-SDI UPGRADE for TVWWith design and installation from professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), TVW, the Washington Public Affairs Network, has converted its entire plant to HD-SDI to better serve its cable and online viewers. The $3.4 million project included an overhaul of three existing control rooms and master control, plus the addition of a fourth control room and two new mobile production units.
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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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HPA Tech Retreat UK to Feature the Latest Cinema Display Environment
Event will Present Unrivalled Viewing Experience with Support of RealD and Other Key Companies
When the HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July, attendees will be viewing content in one of the most advanced settings in the UK. HPA is collaborating with with RealD, Dolby® and a select group of companies to create an exceptional screening environment at the HPA Tech Retreat venue at Heythrop Park Resort.
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HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK Debut
HPA Tech Retreat UK Unveils Expanded Program for UK DebutExperts head to Oxfordshire 13-14 July for Exclusive Sessions, Compelling Content and Interaction
The HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content for the dynamic landscape of distribution environments, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July. The Tech Retreat UK has announced an expanded agenda for the two-day event which features two solid days of the sessions on today's timeliest and relevant topics and projects. HPA and SMPTE formalized a partnership last year, and the event is presented by HPA in collaboration with SMPTE. HPA Tech Retreat UK takes place at the Heythrop Park Resort, a manor house that serves as both a 4-star hotel and a top-flight conference centre.
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Belgium Public Broadcaster Builds Visual Radio Station with Blackmagic Design
Belgium Public Broadcaster Builds Visual Radio Station with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that Radio Television Belge de la communaute Francaise (RTBF), the public broadcaster for Belgium's French speaking region, has launched an innovative, multipurpose visual radio workflow featuring the Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, Smart Videohub 20x20 and Teranex Express. Built around production automation with software developed in-house by RTBF, the studio allows the simultaneous broadcast of content via any of RTBF's five radio stations and three television channels using a production team of just three; a radio technician, a vision mixer and an editorial director.
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Dalet Releases Dalet Brio 3.4
Dalet Releases Dalet Brio 3.4Updates to innovative, cost effective platform for digitizing and playing back video includes new format support, enhanced ingest management, and new tools for studio production
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, announced the release of Dalet Brio 3.4, the latest version of its intelligent, high-density I/O platform. Developed to run on IT-standard hardware, the Dalet Brio 3.4 update adds new formats that support the move to IP, dynamic ingest management capabilities, and new Media Navigator and MultiCamera Manager features that enhance overall studio production.
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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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AJA Ships KONA IP; Releases v12.4 Desktop Software for KONA, Io and T-TAP
AJA Ships KONA IP; Releases v12.4 Desktop Software for KONA, Io and T-TAPAJA Video Systems today released KONA IP, the company’s first desktop video and audio I/O product for professional IP-based workflows. Simultaneously AJA rolled out a free v12.4 Desktop software update for KONA, Io and T-TAP, adding support for Adobe CC June 2016 releases, Avid Media Composer 8.5.3, updated Avid DNxHR support in AJA Control Room, and more.
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AICP (American Independent Commercial Producers) Announces Annual Award Winners
The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The Tishman Auditorium At The New School
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The Tishman Auditorium At The New School. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, and the AICP Week Base Camp, which features educational seminars and panels. Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer of Fallon Worldwide, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, as well as the Master of Ceremonies at the Next Awards.
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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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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now Shipping
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is Now ShippingMassive update now available for Hollywood’s fastest growing professional editor!
Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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AJA Unveils New Mini-Converter at InfoComm 2016
AJA Unveils New Mini-Converter at InfoComm 2016InfoComm Conference, Stand C8344 -- At InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, AJA Video Systems introduced a new Mini-Converter, the HA5-Fiber, for HDMI to 3G-SDI conversion. The small form factor enables this Mini-Converter to easily fit onto the back of a camera or neatly behind an equipment rack, extending HDMI signals up to 10km.
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Magewell and Telestream Partner to Showcase New Wirecast 7 Streaming Software Compatibility at InfoComm 2016
Magewell and Telestream Partner to Showcase New Wirecast 7 Streaming Software Compatibility at InfoComm 2016First public preview of enhancements to Telestream's popular live streaming production software powered by Magewell's market-leading capture devices
Nanjing Magewell Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Magewell") announced today that the company's extensive array of professional video and audio capture devices are compatible with Wirecast version 7, the forthcoming release of Telestream's award-winning live streaming, production and encoding software. Telestream will provide the first public preview of Wirecast 7 in the Magewell booth (N1850) at InfoComm 2016, taking place June 8-10 in Las Vegas.
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ClearOne Updates its Full Line of Audio Visual Communications with New Solutions at InfoComm 2016
ClearOne Updates its Full Line of Audio Visual Communications with New Solutions at InfoComm 2016 ClearOne Leads the Industry to the Next Level with New Innovations SALT LAKE CITY, June 7, 2016 – InfoComm 2016 visitors to ClearOne’s (NASDAQ:CLRO) booth N1837 will experience completely redefined Pro Audio, new entry-level network media streaming, and compact two-channel wireless microphone solutions.
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Clear-Com Unveils First-Ever Integrated-Fiber Wireless Intercomm Solution at INFOCOMM 2016
Clear-Com Unveils First-Ever Integrated-Fiber Wireless Intercomm Solution at INFOCOMM 2016Introduction of the new FreeSpeak II base station and splitter delivers built-in fiber connection option for greater reliability and larger coverage area
INFOCOMM 2016, BOOTH C11725
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Litepanels Partners with Barbizon Lighting for Exclusive Set of Free Master Classes
Litepanels Partners with Barbizon Lighting for Exclusive Set of Free Master ClassesLitepanels®, an innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries and a Vitec Videocom brand, is pleased to offer an exclusive set of Master Classes hosted in partnership with Barbizon Lighting Company. The Master Classes will be led by renowned lighting expert and Litepanels co-founder, Pat Grosswendt, and provide hands-on training and instruction on the latest lighting technology and techniques.
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BenQ Technicolor Color Certified PV3200PT Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ Technicolor® Color Certified PV3200PT Video Post-Production Monitor Makes an Appearance at 2016 Cine Gear Expo
BenQ America Corp., a leading innovator of professional displays, today announced that the PV3200PT video post-production monitor — recently Technicolor® Color Certified — will be showcased at the 2016 Cine Gear LA Expo, June 2-5 in Los Angeles. BenQ's high-end PV series professional monitors target advanced cinematic and video post-production professionals. For editors and colorists that demand uncompromising color accuracy and high resolution, the PV3200PT monitor fits the bill for video editing, visual effects, color correction and management.
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City of Burnsville Upgrades City Council Coverage to HD with Broadcast Pix Mica Integrated Production Switcher
City of Burnsville Upgrades City Council Coverage to HD  with Broadcast Pix Mica Integrated Production SwitcherBroadcast Pix™ today announced the City of Burnsville, Minn., has upgraded to a Mica 1000 integrated production switcher in its control room at City Hall to provide HD coverage of City Council meetings for its cable and online viewers. According to Marty Doll, communications coordinator, the upgrade was prompted by a desire to move to HD production as well as the need to replace the control room’s aging analog equipment.
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Leader LV5490 Checks the UHD Detail in NEP Visions Production from London's West End
Leader LV5490 Checks the UHD Detail in NEP Visions Production from London's West EndNEP Visions, one of the world's most distinguished outside broadcast service providers, chose a Leader LV5940 4K multi-format waveform monitor as the master reference instrument during the recent UHD capture of Martin McDonagh's play, Hangman. Performed at the Wyndham Theatre in London's West End, the production has received very positive reviews including an accolade from The Telegraph as 'the best new play of the year'.
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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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Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Wide Range Of Professional Products And Innovative Solutions At The 2016 InfoComm Show
Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Wide Range Of Professional Products And Innovative Solutions At The 2016 InfoComm ShowCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its award-winning line of high-resolution projectors, along with entertaining and innovative partner solutions in booth #C7233 at InfoComm 2016, June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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The Spine Research Institute Opens State-of-the-Art Facility w/OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
The Spine Research Institute Opens State-of-the-Art Facility w/OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyOne of Ohio State University’s Leading Think Tanks Taps OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology to Break New Ground in Spinal Disorder Research
The globally renowned Spine Research Institute (SRI) at Ohio State University (OSU) aims to prevent, evaluate and treat spinal disorders through collaborative research, education and technology development. Led by research pioneer and OSU professor Dr. William Marras, the world-class entity recently relocated its core research engine, known as the Biodynamics Laboratory, to a state-of-the-art facility equipped with advanced technology. Established by Dr. Marras in 1982, the lab now sits in a new 10,000 square foot space and features an expanded motion capture volume outfitted with 36 OptiTrack Prime 41 cameras and OptiTrack’s Motive software.
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Litepanels' New Astra Soft Bi-Color Earns Rave Reviews From Industry Professionals
Litepanels' New Astra Soft Bi-Color Earns Rave Reviews From Industry ProfessionalsCINE GEAR 2016, BOOTH 64/65 BROADCAST ASIA, BOOTH 4D6-10
Litepanels®, an innovator in LED lighting solutions for the film, photographic and broadcast industries, a Vitec Videocom brand, and part of Vitec Group, plc, has received fantastic responses from industry professionals about the new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED panel. With a new diffused lens, the one-square-foot Astra Soft provides a soft light alternative to the original Astra 1x1 Bi-Color, mirroring the effect of a softbox in a compact, portable design. The reaction to these new lights has been overwhelmingly positive from key industry insiders.
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Tekserve To Host Gathering Of The Gear Event At Retail Store
Audio Technology Fair Gives Customers Unique Access to Top Audio Vendors on Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals is hosting its "Gathering of the Gear" event, an audio fair on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event, with support by media partner WBGO, will take place at the Tekserve retail store, located at 119 West 23rd Street in New York City.
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Sound Devices Keeps Its Cool In One Of The World's Harshest Environments, The Cave Of Crystals
Sound Devices Keeps Its Cool In One Of The World's Harshest Environments, The Cave Of CrystalsPortable Digital Audio Recorder and Field Mixer Doesn't Skip a Beat In Extreme Heat and Humidity
When Nine Network Australia Sound Recordist Charles “Chick” Davey was given the almost impossible task of recording audio in the extreme environment of Mexico’s Cave of Crystals for a feature story on the Nine Network Australia news program 60 Minutes, he turned to Sound Devices’ 744T digital audio recorder and 442 field mixer.
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