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NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings
New XStream EFS scale out storage solution combines enterprise-class storage with advanced media management capabilities; Flow 3.2 increases facility efficiency with MAM-driven automation and comprehensive multi-format support
NAB 2015 Press Previews
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HBO Europe Chooses General Dynamics Mediaware to Power Promo Insertion for Eastern Europe
InStream Splice to deliver digital program insertion for HBO Europe
General Dynamics Mediaware has announced that their InStream MPEG splicing and transport stream server solution has been deployed by HBO Europe in the Adria region, covering Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Bulgaria. The system is being used to manage 5 incoming shared broadcast streams generating a total of 20 individualised channels inserted for each of the countries with localized promotional material, accompanied with language appropriate audio, subtitles and teletext, capable of supporting additional channels as required.
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NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings
NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings New XStream EFS scale out storage solution combines enterprise-class storage with advanced media management capabilities; Flow 3.2 increases facility efficiency with MAM-driven automation and comprehensive multi-format support Booth SL10510
The EditShare® NAB 2015 showcase headlines include XStream EFS, the company’s new distributed, redundant “scale out” storage system that brings enterprise-class features to a broad range of facilities at breakthrough prices, and the latest release of the company’s media asset management platform, EditShare Flow 3.2.
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Cinedeck & Wiredrive Present Time-Saving File-Based Solutions At The Editors' Lounge
News: Cinedeck & Wiredrive Present Time-Saving File-Based Solutions At The Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge hosted their monthly educational and networking event with post-production professionals from Los Angeles and surrounding areas getting an up close look at the latest time-saving tools from Cinedeck and Wiredrive. Product demonstrations were given simultaneously throughout the evening, followed by Q&A sessions. All attendees participated in a raffle drawing with one lucky winner going home at the end of the evening with a G drive compliments of Wiredrive.
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MORe CORPORATE VIDEOS NOW SHOT WITH PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD CAMCORDER
News: MORe CORPORATE VIDEOS NOW SHOT WITH PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD CAMCORDERThe Mainstreet Organization of Realtors/MORe (Downers Corner, IL), the country’s fourth largest local association of real estate professionals, is now shooting informational videos for its 15,000+ members with Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder.
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Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto Shows
News: Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto ShowsVideographer Todd Ruel, who shoots video stock footage and licenses it through Getty Images, recently took his new Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder to the Detroit and Chicago Auto Shows to document car manufacturers’ latest offerings.
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Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder
News: Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder“This Is the Best Solution in Digital Cinema Today”
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men, shot with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015
News: Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015Vantage Adds Support for New Media and Camera Formats; New Versions of Episode, Wirecast
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions will use NAB 2015 --
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Panasonic Improves Workflow, Increases Functionality For Varicam 35/hs Camera/recorders With Free Firmware Upgrade
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that incorporates ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording in both models. Additionally, AVC-Intra 4K 4:4:4 12-bit recording,** and AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 4K-LT (4:2:2) variable frame rate recording support** up to 120fps are new to the VariCam 35.
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ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTION
News: ATLANTA’S JOHN SHARAF PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTS IN TWO VARICAM 35 4K CAMERA/RECORDERS FOR RENTAL/PRODUCTIONCinematographer John Sharaf, principal of Atlanta digital production facility John Sharaf Photography, has purchased two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders that are immediately available to the region’s burgeoning production community.
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Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
News: Director Of Photography Michael Minock Shoots Narrative Short, ‘Don’t Look Away,’ With Varicam 35 4K Camera/RecorderFlorida-based cinematographer Michael Minock recently shot a narrative short about human trafficking, Don’t Look Away, with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The 25-minute film will be submitted to film festivals and provided free of charge to organizations that specialize in caring for and rehabilitating victims of the crime.
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Videographer Tim Polster Covers Sports And Theatrical Events With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handhelds
News: Videographer Tim Polster Covers Sports And Theatrical Events With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldsTim Polster, owner/videographer of sister companies Metroplex Multimedia and Watch My MVP, both of Arlington, TX, has transitioned to three Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handhelds for all his primary acquisition.
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Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware Upgrade
News: Panasonic Expands News And Production Applications For Aj-PX270 P2 HD Handheld With Free Firmware UpgradePanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its popular AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld that incorporates a new codec (AVC-Intra Class200), full HD streaming and automatic contents transfer, and new recording formats, all enhancing production and remote newsgathering.
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ATG Danmon completes file-base ingest, transcoding and QC system for Arqiva
News: ATG Danmon completes file-base ingest, transcoding and QC system for ArqivaATG Danmon, one of Europe's most experienced broadcast systems integrators and file-based product sales businesses, announces the completion of a tape and file-based ingest, transcoding and quality-control solution providing file preparation for global television and radio transmission service-provider Arqiva. The system has been fully integrated into Arqiva's playout facility at Chalfont, Buckinghamshire.
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SetMeUp Delivers Fast, Powerful and Affordable On-Set Acquisition, Storage and Management Capabilities
News: SetMeUp Delivers Fast, Powerful and Affordable On-Set Acquisition, Storage and Management CapabilitiesSetMeUp integrates Cinedeck and axle Video technologies for multi-channel capture/playback, radically simple content management, plus 18TB of ingest storage
Cinedeck and axle Video (www.axlevideo.com) today launched SetMeUp (www.setmeup.tv), a complete, pre-packaged, cost-effective HD and 4K/UHDTV on-set workflow solution enabling acquisition/playback, radically simple media management and ingest storage for live and episodic broadcast TV production.
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A Train Productions Brings Top Video Quality To Event/Corporate Projects With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorders
News: A Train Productions Brings Top Video Quality To Event/Corporate Projects With Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD CamcordersA Train Productions (Westfield, NJ), a diversified video production company specializing in event and corporate videography, recently invested in three Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handhelds, which have become the company’s primary cameras.
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Talkingbox Digital Media Group Finds Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld’s “Mind-Blowing Versatility” Perfect For Varied Assignments
News: Talkingbox Digital Media Group Finds Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld’s “Mind-Blowing Versatility” Perfect For Varied AssignmentsMatthew Abourezk, Owner/Director of Talkingbox Media Group (Easton, CT), was faced with a dilemma in choosing his new video camera. On the one hand, the veteran videographer/still photographer was shooting award-winning assignments with his HDSLR; on the other, he was beginning to feel the wear and tear of setting up elaborate rigs to achieve desired results.
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Panasonic Introduces AJ-PG50 Portable Field Recorder With Flexible Support For Advanced AVC-ULTRA Workflows
News: Panasonic Introduces AJ-PG50 Portable Field Recorder With Flexible Support For Advanced AVC-ULTRA WorkflowsPanasonic has announced the availability of the new AJ-PG50 field recorder, the first to support the AVC-ULTRA codec. With microP2 card compatibility, a variety of professional interfaces and diverse networking abilities, the PG50 is an ideal solution for backup recording, monitoring, previewing, file copying and many other critical field uses.
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For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon Lenses
News: For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon LensesCombining cinematic digital HD video capture with convenience and affordability, the EOS C100 Digital Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is an attractive choice for budget-conscious independent producers. Other filmmakers, however, report a preference for this camera regardless of budget, noting that its compact size, high mobility, outstanding low-light imaging capabilities, and compatibility with more than 70 Canon EF-series Photographic and Cinema lenses provide irresistible creative digital filmmaking potential. Such was the case with writer/director J.C. Khoury and director of photography Andreas von Scheele when they filmed their recent feature-length comedy/drama All Relative using two Canon EOS C100 cameras and an array of Canon lenses almost entirely within highly accessible locations in New York City and nearby suburban Westchester County.
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The Walt Disney Company, Panasonic, Dolby Laboratories Make Donations to SMPTE Centennial Campaign
In Recognition of the Society's Centennial Celebration, SMPTE Next Century Fund Will Support Next-Generation Standards, Membership, and Education Programs
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that The Walt Disney Company, Panasonic, and Dolby Laboratories have made contributions totaling $1 million to the SMPTE Centennial Celebration Campaign's Next Century Fund. These gifts, formally recognized today at the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, are the largest financial commitments in the Society's history.
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Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Railsback Makes Panasonic AJ-PX270P2 HD Handheld His Primary Camera For Nature Shoots
News: Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Railsback Makes Panasonic AJ-PX270P2 HD Handheld His Primary Camera For Nature ShootsProminent Director of Photography Kevin Railsback, who specializes in nature and wildlife cinematography, recently invested in Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder as his primary camera.
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Colorfront Transkoder Delivers The Cutting-Edge At SMPTE 2014
News: Colorfront Transkoder Delivers The Cutting-Edge At SMPTE 2014Colorfront continues leadership in UHDTV and IMF/DCP mastering capabilities
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will set new performance standards and demonstrate a host of cutting-edge features for Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) post production, plus IMF authoring and DCP digital cinema mastering, during SMPTE 2014, Hollywood, CA, 20-23 October (Colorfront booth #311).
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Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS Ship
News: Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS ShipPanasonic today announced the immediate availability of its highly-anticipated VariCam models, the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS.
The VariCam 35's superb image handling in multiple formats ranging from pristine 4K RAW to more practical 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and ProRes capture formats make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events. With high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps, the companion 2/3" VariCam HS produces extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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WFX 2014: FOR-A to Showcase Switcher, Multi-Viewer, Transmission Technology
News: WFX 2014: FOR-A to Showcase Switcher, Multi-Viewer, Transmission TechnologyFOR-A will exhibit at this week’s WFX Conference & Expo. The event is dedicated to showcasing technology for houses of worship and takes place October 1-2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX. FOR-A will exhibit a number of its products used in the worship industry, including video switcher and multi viewer technology, in Booth #120.
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AFP chooses Quantel for News Production Everywhere
News: AFP chooses Quantel for News Production EverywhereQuantel enables leading French news agency to deliver the world’s most advanced news workflow
Agence France-Presse (AFP), the world’s longest-established news agency, has ordered a global news production solution from Quantel. Scheduled to go into service during 2015, the AFP system brings together Quantel Enterprise sQ, QTube and revolutionQ technologies to provide an integrated international news workflow that delivers a true Production Everywhere solution. Every user, no matter where they are in the world, can work with local and centrally stored media to produce compelling stories, versioned to suit the differing cultures of the various world markets served by AFP.
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Panasonic Promises Workflow Optimisation at IBC ‘14
Panasonic utilised IBC 2014 to launch the much anticipated Varicam, the star of a wide range of products and innovations that will make film and TV production significantly easier.
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Varicam Goes on Show at IBC 2014
Production models of the much anticipated 4K Varicam and Varicam HS from Panasonic were unveiled at IBC 2014.
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Panasonic and LiveU Collaborate to Connect Camera and Cloud
Combines Panasonic’s Professional Camera Solutions with LiveU’s Bonding Technology and its Cloud-Based Central Management System, the Hub for Video Ingestion
Panasonic has announced an expansion of its strategic collaboration with LiveU to introduce an end-to-end solution enabling P2HD series camera recorders to connect directly to the LiveU Central system and its cloud-based services for live transmission.
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Panasonic Announce New High Speed Network Workflow for Broadcasters
Panasonic is Testing a News Gathering Network Workflow for Broadcasters that Transmits Video Footage and Shoot Data from Remote Field Locations to the Newsroom, and Enables Cameras to be Controlled from a Network Environment.
Testing began last month with Independent Television News (ITN), a major UK broadcaster, and will continue to be carried out on a rolling basis with the company’s broadcast partners in countries around the world.
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Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 11.1
News: Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 11.1Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11.1, a major new update based on customer feedback that includes dozens of features and improvements that professional editors and colorists have been asking for. DaVinci Resolve 11.1 is available for free download now for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers.
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ITV Selects Telestream for Multi-platform Workflow Solutions
Telestream Transcoding Helps ITV Implement the DPP Strategy
Telestream® (IBC stand 7.C12), the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced the completion of a strategic project with UK-based free to air commercial broadcaster, ITV. Designated content delivery modernisation (CDM), the project positions Telestream’s Vantage transcoding platform at the heart of ITV’s file-based workflow. Adopting Vantage in this way enables ITV to achieve time and cost efficiencies across the business and exploit its content across multiple delivery platforms.
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Adtec Digital Marks 29th Anniversary
News: Adtec Digital Marks 29th AnniversaryFor the past 29 years, Adtec Digital has been a global market leader providing hardware and software of broadcast solutions for contribution, distribution, studio operations, commercial insertion and professional video playback applications. Incorporated on September 12, 1985, Adtec has set its sights on developing equipment and solutions that serve the global broadcast and professional audio-visual markets.
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Cinedeck Turbo-Charges Adobe Premiere Pro CC Workflows at IBC 2014 (Hall 7.J07)
Cinedeck LLC (http://www.cinedeck.com), pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will highlight turbo-charged workflows for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, at IBC 2014, Amsterdam, 12-16 September (Hall7.J07). Cinedeck record, ingest and transcode platforms deliver a host of cutting-edge features that enable Adobe Premiere Pro CC editorial teams to access files faster and to start editing content while it is being recorded – the ideal scenario when rapid content turnaround is essential, such as in live, multi-cam broadcast and news operations.
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Discover New Features for True Internet/OTT Streaming at IBC 2014
Motama Adds Ad-Replacement, HEVC, Dolby Digital Plus, Subtitling and Geo-Blocking to its Server Suite.
At this year's IBC, Motama will introduce its new product AdCaster. AdCaster enables regional and targeted adverts for live TV services, either as full replacement or for augmenting the original content. AdCaster supports IPTV multicast as well as Internet / Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming.
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Panasonic Introduces AJ-PX800 2/3”, 3-Chip P2 HD Shoulder-Mount With AVC-Ultra Recording
News: Panasonic Introduces AJ-PX800 2/3”, 3-Chip P2 HD Shoulder-Mount With AVC-Ultra RecordingWith Exceptional Picture Quality and Wireless Connectivity, Camcorder is Lightweight, Low Power ENG Tool
Panasonic has announced the AJ-PX800, a new 2/3-inch, three-chip shoulder-mount camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. Weighing a little over 6 pounds, the PX800 is the industry’s lightest camcorder in its class.
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Dalet Releases AmberFin Version 10.4
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, announced today the availability of AmberFin 10.4. The new update expands the versatility of the AmberFin multi-format transcode platform by adding support for new operating systems (OS), easier handling of closed captions, and enhanced codec processing that further improves interoperability. The new Dalet AmberFin version 10.4 features include:
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Ohio’s Deluca Video Productions Covers Live Events With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: Ohio’s Deluca Video Productions Covers Live Events With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDeLuca Photography and Video Productions (Akron, OH) is making Panasonic’s new AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld its primary camera for live events. The full-service media production company, co-founded more than 13 years ago by brothers John and Matt DeLuca, routinely covers live assignments in the metro Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Medina, OH markets and beyond.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners
Annual SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony Highlights Vision, Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Dedication to Motion Picture and Television Industries
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.
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B1 TV Romania Selects Open Broadcast Encoder For Contribution And Distribution Upgrades
IBC 2014 (4.A61h) – B1 TV, a privately held news and current affairs channel airing across Romania has selected Open Broadcast Encoder (OBE) for its upgrade from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4/AVC. Having run OBE as a backup encoder from January 2014, B1 decided in March 2014 to reverse the roles and use OBE for its main encoding solution.
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New Jersey-Based Davideo Multimedia Fields Event/Corporate Projects With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: New Jersey-Based Davideo Multimedia Fields Event/Corporate Projects With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDave Hall, principal of Davideo Multimedia (Berkeley Heights, NJ) recently invested in Panasonic’s new AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder for his roster of corporate/event assignments, including ongoing work shooting performance videos for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
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Appear TV Demonstrates Modular Headend Technologies at ABTA 2014
Universal Processing Platform Designed to Allow Broadcasters to Support Multiple Transmission Formats Simultaneously
Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and IP television, will showcase its XC Series Modular Platform, supporting top transmission functions, at ABTA 2014 (Booth I8). On display will be modules providing multiple processes for all stages of the transmission chain, from content-aggregation and video processing to multiplexing and multiple carrier delivery.
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Ten Sports Pakistan Embraced Grass Valley Solutions for 2014 FIFA World Cup Studio Production
As fans around the world gathered to cheer for their favorite teams, live production studios were relying on state-of-the-art solutions for creating engaging content, including program highlights and replays. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied Ten Sports Pakistan Beam, based in Film City, Noida and owned by Zee Entertainment Ltd., with one K2 Dyno Replay System and one K2 Summit 3G Production Client for the production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Grass Valley provided training and on-site support to ensure that Ten Sports was up and running quickly with its new solution.
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Atlanta-Based Tradewind Productions Undertakes Diverse Corporate/Event Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 Handheld
News: Atlanta-Based Tradewind Productions Undertakes Diverse Corporate/Event Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 HandheldTradeWind proprietor and veteran shooter Christian Jolly, who built his award-winning company around acquisition with Panasonic pro cameras, selected the PX270 based on its 4:2:2 10-bit color space, integrated lens and advanced features such as high-resolution proxy recording.
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Florida Videographer Charles Schultz Shoots Nature Segments For CBS Sunday News With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: Florida Videographer Charles Schultz Shoots Nature Segments For CBS Sunday News With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldDirector of Photography Charles “Chuck” Schultz’ last encounter with wildlife was with a congregation of alligators in one of their more famous stomping grounds, the Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, FL. Armed with his new AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld, Schultz captured extensive video that later aired on CBS Sunday Morning’s signature nature segment.
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New York City’s El Amanecer De La Esperanza Ministry Assigns Live Broadcasts Of Services To Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Cameras
News: New York City’s El Amanecer De La Esperanza Ministry Assigns Live Broadcasts Of Services To Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD CamerasThe Bronx’s thriving El Amanecer de la Esperanza (The Dawn of Hope) Ministry has recently upgraded video production with the addition of four AJ-PX270 camcorders, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handhelds with AVC-ULTRA recording.
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North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld
News: North Carolina DP Glen Kantziper Fields Diverse Broadcast And Corporate Assignments With Panasonic’s New AJ-PX270 P2 HD HandheldGlen Kantziper, owner/operator of KPSR, Inc. (Greensboro, NC), purchased an AJ-PX270 camcorder, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld with AVC-ULTRA recording, as soon as it became available this spring. Since then, he has used the PX270 on many of the wide-ranging corporate and broadcast assignments that are the foundation of his production company.
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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Upgrades Broadcast Facility with Four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Cameras
News: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Upgrades Broadcast Facility with Four Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio CamerasWith Field Segments Shot on VariCam® 3700s, Signature ‘Electronic Field Trips’ Series Will Be Broadcast in HD on PBS Stations and Cable Channels
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, VA, has just installed four Panasonic AK-AC3800 studio cameras as part of an overall HD upgrade of its broadcast studio. For the past four years, the Foundation has assigned its extensive field production assignments to a pair of Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 HD VariCam camcorders.
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Grass Valley Announces EDIUS 7.3 with Advanced Features
News: Grass Valley Announces EDIUS 7.3 with Advanced FeaturesNew Version of EDIUS Delivers Robust Feature Set, Including Support For More Matrox Editing Platforms
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces version 7.3 of its widely used EDIUS Pro and Elite multiformat nonlinear editing software. This new version boasts a host of new features to amplify productivity throughout the entire post production workflow, including I/O support for the Matrox MXO2 LE, MXO2 Rack, Mojito MAX and MXO2 Mini editing devices.
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ToolsOnAir Releases New Updates to Flagship Products
News: ToolsOnAir Releases New Updates to Flagship ProductsToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering, a leader in powerful, intuitive QuickTime-based applications for video broadcast professionals, is delivering on product announcements made at this year's NAB Convention in April. Today, ToolsOnAir officially releases version 1.7 of just:in, and version 1.8 of just:play and just:live.
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Pixel Power Gives You the US$1 Promo
News: Pixel Power Gives You the US$1 PromoPractical, Affordable, Creative and Reliable Solutions to Branding, Trailers and Playout from the Industry Leaders in Broadcast Graphics
Stand: 5D1-05, Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast playout solutions with integrated graphics, is to showcase its playout and automated promo creation tools at BroadcastAsia (17 – 20 June, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, stand 5D1-05). The presentation will include the game-changing Pixel OnDemand and Pixel Factory graphics production systems, and the latest additions to the ChannelMaster branding and playout technology.
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Adtec Compression delivers 10 Channel 32APSK contribution multiplex For PGA TOUR Entertainment
PGA TOUR Entertainment needed more live contribution content for its vast distribution networks. The requirement led it just up the road to Adtec Digital in Jacksonville. The challenge was to deliver more excellent quality live contribution back to the PGA TOUR Entertainment production facility located in St. Augustine, Florida. Adtec Digital provided exactly what was needed by supplying a proven, reliable, and innovative contribution solution consisting of 10 live streams encoded in 1080i AVC 4:2:2, encrypted, multiplexed then transmitted using one 36 MHz transponder saturated with 32APSK yielding 125 Mbs.
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Grass Valley Celebrates a Decade of EDIUS Success with Canon Digital Camera Promotion
Grass Valley Collaborates with Canon on EDIUS Pro 7 Promotion with the Purchase of a Canon EOS C100 Camera
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its widely used EDIUS multiformat nonlinear editing software, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces a cross promotion with Canon. For a limited period, anyone who purchases a Canon EOS C100 digital video camera can download the latest version of Grass Valley’s EDIUS Pro 7 editing software for free.
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Fraunhofer HHI Presents High-Efficiency, Full HD, Real-Time HEVC Encoding and Decoding at NAB 2014
The Fraunhofer HHI Real-Time Software Encoder Demonstrates a Significant Bit Rate Reduction for Full HD Video at 60Hz
NAB Booth #C7843 - The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, a leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks, multimedia systems, image processing and 3D, is showcasing its real-time encoding and decoding solutions for the recently established H.265/MPEG-HEVC video coding standard (HEVC) at this year’s NAB. The solutions on display include the Fraunhofer HHI HEVC real-time software encoder and HEVC real-time software decoder.
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Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers A Media-Less Cloud-Based Workflow
AJ-PX5000G and Handheld AJ-PX270 Camcorders Upload Files Directly to Customers’ Aframe Accounts: No Computer Required
Panasonic has unveiled its plans to expand its network transmission function for the AJ-PX5000G 2/3” shoulder-mount and new AJ-PX270 handheld camcorders, both with native AVC-ULTRA recording, in partnership with cloud video platform provider Aframe. These innovative cameras will be enabled with both wired and wireless LAN connectivity as well as 4G to support a cloud-based network workflow. The camcorders can facilitate the work of professionals in both electronic newsgathering and remote production.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS With 1080p High-Speed AVC-ULTRA Recording To 240fps
Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 AVC-ULTRA Acquisition for Field Mastering and Archiving, Plus Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common Recording Module
Panasonic has introduced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording.(The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.)
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Panasonic Announces Apple ProRes Codec Support For Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today revealed updates to its new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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Panasonic Announces ProRes Codec Support For VariCam 35 4K And VariCam HS Cameras/Recorders
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam 35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today announced updates to its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers a Media-Less Cloud-Based Workflow
News: Panasonic, Aframe Collaboration Delivers a Media-Less Cloud-Based WorkflowAJ-PX5000G and Handheld AJ-PX270 Camcorders Upload Files Directly to Customers’ Aframe Accounts: No Computer Required
Panasonic has unveiled its plans to expand its network transmission function for the AJ-PX5000G 2/3” shoulder-mount and new AJ-PX270 handheld camcorders, both with native AVC-ULTRA recording, in partnership with cloud video platform provider Aframe. These innovative cameras will be enabled with both wired and wireless LAN connectivity as well as 4G to support a cloud-based network workflow. The camcorders can facilitate the work of professionals in both electronic newsgathering and remote production.
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Digital Rapids Announces New Enhancements and Configurations for Transcode Manager 2 and the Kayak Workflow Platform
New extensions are being released for the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 automated, file-based media processing software and its underlying Kayak platform, Additions include MPEG-DASH and UltraViolet™ Common File Format output options; expanded closed caption support; user interface enhancements and more New Kayak Workflow Designer SE brings the advanced workflow and processing power of Kayak to a single system for customers with smaller-scale requirements
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- announced today the imminent release of new software components and updates adding powerful capabilities to the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 automated file-based media processing software and its underlying Kayak workflow platform.
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Cinedeck Focuses On 4K Fire-Power And Broadcast Standards At NAB (Booth #SL14317)
News: Cinedeck Focuses On 4K Fire-Power And Broadcast Standards At NAB (Booth #SL14317)Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, will showcase the new fire-power of its MX and RX record, ingest and transcode platforms in support of 4K and JPEG2000 production, plus the very latest international HD broadcast delivery standards, during NAB 2014, Las Vegas, at the Cinedeck booth #SL14317.
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What's new at NAB 2014 from ToolsOnAir
ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering continues to pioneer the most innovative and comprehensive broadcast suite available for the Mac OS platform.
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FOR-A to Show Off Fujitsu IP Encoder and Decoder Solutions at NAB 2014
News: FOR-A to Show Off Fujitsu IP Encoder and Decoder Solutions at NAB 2014Company is North American Distributor of Fujitsu Video Transmission Products
At the upcoming NAB Show, FOR-A will showcase Fujitsu’s line of high-performance video transmission solutions. FOR-A will be exhibiting in booth C5117 at NAB, which takes place April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company recently became North American distributor of Fujitsu’s encoder and decoder solutions.
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Appear TV Demonstrates Key Modular Headend Technologies at 2014 NAB Show
Designed to Allow Broadcasters and IPTV Operators to Support Multiple Transmission Formats Simultaneously
Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation headends for broadcast and IP television, will showcase its modular platform, supporting top transmission functions, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SU6110). On display will be modules providing multiple processes for all stages of the transmission chain, from content aggregation and video processing to multiplexing and multiple carrier delivery.
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XOR Media Selects Matrox DSX LE3 SDI Card to Power MediaServer G
New Video Playout and Branding Server is Ideal for Television Broadcast, Content Production, Live Entertainment and Sports Applications
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer, XOR Media has exclusively chosen the Matrox DSX LE3 multi-channel SDI card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the I/O and mixing engine for its new MediaServer G broadcast video server.
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Orad to Unveil The World’s First 4K Channel in A Box Solution at NAB (both SL6319)
This NAB, Orad will be presenting Blend 4K, the first ever 4K channel in a box solution (booth SL6319). The revolutionary new Blend offers a 4K clip server in XAVC and XAVC-S formats. The ultra HD XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard , offering colour depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits. 4K, which promises to be the next standard in broadcast quality, is now offered in a single box, providing a 4K server coupled with 4K real-time 3D graphics.
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NAB 2014: FOR-A Continues to Focus on 4K
4K Booth Highlights Include an Updated FT-ONE Camera, New Extraction System, Multi Viewers, Virtual Studio System and Up Converter
At next month’s NAB 2014 Show, FOR-A Corporation of America will introduce several new 4K products and showcase a wide range of its popular solutions for the professional video and broadcast industries. Aligning with its NAB theme, “FOR-A for a 4K future,” the company’s primary focus will be on demonstrating cost-effective products for every stage of the 4K workflow – from capturing, processing, switching, and viewing, to recording stunning 4K images. FOR-A will exhibit in Booth C5117 at the show, which runs April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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DVEO Shipping Latest Version of Documented "DOZER" IP Video Traffic Smoothing Technology for Smooth Video Over Public Internet --
DVEO to Demonstrate DOZERbox II IP IP™ System and Media Dozer II: LIC™ Application at NAB 2014
DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), is now shipping the second generation version of its innovative technology for smooth distribution of IP video over poor or average quality public Internet.
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China Central Television Installs 80 Nonlinear Editing Systems Based on Matrox DSX Technology
China Digital Video Limited’s Himalaya A1500HD Systems Provide Multi-Format Editing, Realtime Effects, Fast Transcoding, and Easy-To-Use CG And Broadcast Graphics Tools
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the Matrox DSX LE2 card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the heart of its Himalaya A1500HD nonlinear editing system. China Central Television (CCTV), China’s largest broadcaster, recently installed 80 of the Himalaya systems in its facilities to integrate video ingest, color grading, audio/video effects, CG, Dolby audio editing and multi-format video editing.
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Media 5 Chooses Matrox DSX LE3 SDI Card as Heart of HD Broadcast Graphics System
CG5 Multichannel HD Provides Multiple Realtime Title Rolls and Crawls, 3D Animated Logos, Time And Weather Displays, Sports Timers, Lower Thirds and Other Broadcast Graphics Tools for TV Stations, Production Companies and OB Vans
Matrox® Video today announced that Media 5 S.R.L., one of Argentina’s leading video equipment manufacturers, has chosen the Matrox DSX LE3 card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the I/O and mixing engine for its CG5 Multichannel HD character generator. Telefe, Argentina’s top-rated broadcaster, uses CG5 Multichannel HD to remotely control the entire broadcast graphics and channel branding operations of the network.
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Cinemartin Cinec 3.X Twice The Power, Almost Any Video Input And H.265V2
News: Cinemartin Cinec 3.X Twice The Power, Almost Any Video Input And H.265V2Gopro, Cineform, XAVC, XAVC-S, RED R3D, Snapdragon 4K And More
Cinemartin announces the release of Cinec 3.X, the acclaimed windows video converter & encoder software tool that allows to convert videos to state of the art quality codec formats, popular by including Prores, H.264 and HEVC H.265 among others, has released a major version named 3.X, now supporting videos recorded from GOPRO cameras, Cineform files and SI Cineform ((Silicon Image Cineform camera format)), Sony’s XAVC, XAVC-S and RED .r3d files from One, Scarlet,and Dragon up to 6K. This major release also includes support for 4K videos recorded with Snapdragon 800 series devices including the Galaxy Note 3 and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Panasonic Debuts 4K Camera/Recorder, Varicam 35, With New Super 35MM MOS Sensor, AVC-Ultra Codecs For 4K
News: Panasonic Debuts 4K Camera/Recorder, Varicam 35, With New Super 35MM MOS Sensor, AVC-Ultra Codecs For 4KUltimate Image Production for Cinema and Episodic Drama; Breakthrough Modular Design Enables Docking Either 4K or 2/3-Inch Camera Head to Same Recording Module
Panasonic today unveiled a 4K camera/recorder, VariCam® 35, that incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor and the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs. The new camera’s superb image handling in multiple formats including 4K, UHD, 2K and HD make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, and commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events.
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Panasonic To Begin Shipping AJ-PX270, First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder With AVC-Ultra Recording
News: Panasonic To Begin Shipping AJ-PX270, First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder With AVC-Ultra RecordingAvailable in March, New Handheld Delivers AVC-ULTRA’s High Quality and Versatile Efficiency; Offers Flexible 3G/4G/LTE Wireless Mobility
Panasonic today announced delivery and pricing of the new AJ-PX270, the company’s first P2 HD handheld camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. Combining the high quality and incredible efficiency of low bit rate recording and the flexibility of 3G/4G/LTE wireless mobility, the five-pound PX270 provides all the key functionality of Panasonic’s high-end, shoulder-mount camcorder (the AJ-PX5000 with AVC-ULTRA). It also features newly-developed high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3” 3-MOS imagers to produce stunning pictures, even in low light conditions.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS with 1080P High-Speed/Variable Frame Rate AVC-ULTRA Recording to 240FPS
News: Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation VariCam HS with 1080P High-Speed/Variable Frame Rate AVC-ULTRA Recording to 240FPSAVC-Ultra Provides 12-bit 4:4:4 Acquisition Capabilities for Critical Field Mastering and Archiving, And Efficient 4:2:2 10-Bit Recordings For Documentaries and Sports; Innovative Modular Design Allows Cameras to Dock with Common AVC-ULTRA Based Recording Module
Panasonic today announced a third-generation VariCam® camera, the VariCam HS, that incorporates the company’s AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs and high speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed Varicam Models with Breakthrough Modular Design as Highlights Of Upcoming National Association Of Broadcasters Show Offerings
News: Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed Varicam Models with Breakthrough Modular Design as Highlights Of Upcoming National Association Of Broadcasters Show OfferingsCompany’s First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder with AVC-ULTRA Recording, New ExpressP2 Card for High-Frame Rate Recording, 2 M/E Live Switcher among Other Advance Announcements
Panasonic today made several announcements about products that will debut at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Headlining the news is a pair of the company’s signature VariCam® cameras, one a 4K VariCam that incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor, the second a third-generation, 2/3” VariCam that features high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
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FOR-A To Make First Appearance At Satellite 2014
News: FOR-A To Make First Appearance At Satellite 2014FOR-A announces plans to display several highlights in its product range, including video encoder, signal processor, and frame rate conversion technology, at the upcoming SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition. Held March 10-13 at the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington, D.C., FOR-A will make its debut at SATELLITE in booth 3113.
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FOR-A Super Slo Mo, Video Archiving, And Frame Rate Conversion Technology Employed For Coverage Of Winter Games
News: FOR-A Super Slo Mo, Video Archiving, And Frame Rate Conversion Technology Employed For Coverage Of Winter GamesFOR-A has announced that several of its products are being used for production of the upcoming Winter Games. Networks in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and Japan are deploying the company’s 4K super slow motion camera, video archiving recorder, and frame rate converter technology for their coverage of sporting events.
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Cinedeck Breaks Into 4K And Adds Latest International HD Broadcast Delivery Standards
News: Cinedeck Breaks Into 4K And Adds Latest International HD Broadcast Delivery StandardsCinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast and post production, has announced significant new product and software releases supporting 4K production and the latest HD delivery standards now being adopted by major broadcasters worldwide.
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Telestream Announces Availability of HEVC Transcoding
x265 open source implementation of HEVC/H.265 encoding technology now available in Vantage Transcode Multiscreen
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, today announced that it is now shipping HEVC encoding within its Vantage Transcode Multiscreen product. This is the first commercial product to leverage the x265 encoding technology which was developed by an open source community to create a highly optimized HEVC H.265 codec. HEVC offers the promise of higher frame rates and lower bit rates, doubling the compression compared to AVC/H.264, and enabling next-generation Ultra HD 4K video services.
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Matrox at the 2014 NAB Show — Product Preview
News: Matrox at the 2014 NAB Show — Product PreviewNew additions to all Matrox product lines to be highlighted including live streaming and recoding solutions, 4K video monitoring cards, scan converters, multiviewers, OEM products, H.264 encoders/decoders and KVM extenders
Matrox® Video and Matrox Graphics Inc. will be sharing booth SL5019 at the 2014 NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 7-10). Matrox Video will showcase video streaming and recording appliances, live production streaming systems, 4K video monitoring cards, multiviewers, scan converters and developer products. Matrox Graphics Inc. will present KVM extension solutions and H.264 encoders/decoders.
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Fraunhofer HHI and Contributing Companies and Institutes of MPEG Receive Technology and Engineering Emmy
Emmy for MPEG-2 Transport Stream Standard
The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), today announced the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for the development of the MPEG-2 Transport Stream standard. As part of MPEG, Fraunhofer HHI, a leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks, multimedia systems, image processing and 3D, played a leading role in the evolution of the standard. This includes the integration of new video coding formats such as multiview video coding (MVC) and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).
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Colorado Rockies Upgrade Production Capabilities with Grass Valley K2 Media Server Technology
K2 Solo 3G provides immediate access to clip playout and instant replays for enhanced game-day productions
For improved production quality and greater reliability on game day, the Colorado Rockies production staff have installed a Grass Valley® K2 Solo® 3G 2-channel media server into the control room at Coors Field in Denver, CO. The compact, standalone server allows staff members to tap into a powerful 24/7/365 file-based infrastructure and high-performance file operations while guaranteeing that on-air channels will never drop a frame of video, which is vital during live sports productions.
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Panasonic’s Development Of In-Camera Chromatic Aberration Compensation Honored With An Emmy® Award For Technology & Engineering Achievement
News: Panasonic’s Development Of In-Camera Chromatic Aberration Compensation Honored With An Emmy® Award For Technology & Engineering AchievementLast evening, Panasonic Corporation was presented with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The honor was conferred upon Panasonic in recognition of the company’s development of In-Camera Electronic Compensation for Lateral Chromatic Aberrations in External Lenses. Kunihiko Miyagi, Managing Director of Panasonic’s Imaging Business Division, accepted the Emmy Award at a presentation at The Bellagio Hotel as part of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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FOR-A Named North American Distributor Of Fujitsu IP Series Video Encoders And Decoders
News: FOR-A Named North American Distributor Of Fujitsu IP Series Video Encoders And DecodersFOR-A announces that it has become a distributor of Fujitsu’s high-performance encoders and decoders in North America. Used by top North American broadcasters, the Fujitsu IP series of H.264 video encoders and decoders became available for purchase through FOR-A on October 1, 2013.
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Image Factory Productions Captures Music Luminaries with Panasonic Professional Cameras and Projectors
News: Image Factory Productions Captures Music Luminaries with Panasonic Professional Cameras and ProjectorsWhen two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famers folk-rock legends Crosby, Stills and Nash performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra last spring, the New York Times called it a ”conjoining of colossi” with the trio’s harmonies juxtaposed with the orchestra’s distinctive swing. The performance, which was captured with an assortment of Panasonic P2 HD camcorders and remote HD cameras, is expected to be released on DVD next year.
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Acrovid releases FootageStudio v1.0
Essential video tool featuring from fast transcoding to complete video workflow: standards conversions,frame rate conversions, HD/SD conversions and denoise among major features.
Acrovid Technologies today announced the immediate availability of FootageStudio, a stand alone video processor which gives video professionals, advanced amateurs and consumer video enthusiasts a high quality video processing workflow, featuring from fast transcoding to edit-ready or consumer video formats, to complete video transformation. FootageStudio produces high quality videos in consumer formats, and in edit-ready or mezzanine codecs like DNxHD, simplifying post-production by speeding up the edits.
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AJA Ki Pro Mini Scores Checkmate for "Computer Chess"
News: AJA Ki Pro Mini Scores Checkmate for "Computer Chess"Retro-inspired indie flick "Computer Chess" received an enthusiastic response from audiences when it debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Set in the 80s and directed by Andrew Bujalski with cinematography by Matthias Grunsky, the film follows a cohort of young geniuses in a computer chess tournament as they race to design a program incapable of human defeat. To achieve a surreal aesthetic that transports audiences back in time, Grunsky captured the film using a tube camera from the 70s, converted the black and white analog signal from the camera to SD using an AJA D5D Mini-Converter and recorded the SD feed in Apple ProRes HQ with an AJA Ki Pro Mini.
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Beamr to Showcase High Definition Media Optimization Technology at AWS re: Invent Conference
The company's Media Optimization Products Enable Unrivaled User Experience and Cost Efficiencies By Reducing Video Bandwidth and Image File Size
Developers and technical leaders attending Amazon Web Services' (AWS) annual global customer and partner conference: AWS: re:Invent 2013, November 12-15th in Las Vegas, Nevada, can experience Beamr's suite of media optimization technologies at booth 826.
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Jay Leno Takes A Break From Comedy Circuit To Navigate Austin’s Circuit Of The Americas Formula 1 Course
News: Jay Leno Takes A Break From Comedy Circuit To Navigate Austin’s Circuit Of The Americas Formula 1 Course“Tonight Show” Host’s Motorsport Skills Documented with Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 HD 2/3-Inch Shoulder-Mounts
Jay Leno’s passion for vintage cars and machines that go fast is almost as well known as his matchless ability to land zingers during his “Tonight Show” monologues. No surprise, then, to find him at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas (COTA) behind the wheel of a McLaren 12C as part of a special track experience organized by the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team and Mobil 1.
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Appear TV demonstrates Key Modular Headend Technologies at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo ‘13
Headend Allows Cable Operators to Support Multiple Transmission Formats Simultaneously
Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation headends for broadcast and IP television, will showcase its modular headend supporting top transmission functions at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo ’13 (Booth 1368). On display will be modules providing encoding/transcoding/multiscreen, descrambling, powerful video processing, multiplexing with IP streaming and modulation support.
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Panasonic’s Development of In-Camera Chromatic Aberration Compensation Honored With an Emmy® Award for Technology & Engineering Achievement
News: Panasonic’s Development of In-Camera Chromatic Aberration Compensation Honored With an Emmy® Award for Technology & Engineering AchievementPanasonic Corporation will be presented with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for 2013 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The honor is being conferred upon Panasonic in recognition of the company’s development of In-Camera Electronic Compensation for Lateral Chromatic Aberrations in External Lenses. The Emmy Award will be presented on Thursday, January 9, 2014 as part of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing, Delivery Of AJ-PD500, Microp2 Half-Rack Deck With AVC-Ultra Recording
News: Panasonic Announces Pricing, Delivery Of AJ-PD500, Microp2 Half-Rack Deck With AVC-Ultra RecordingPanasonic today announced availability and pricing for the new AJ-PD500, the first P2 HD recorder with native AVC-ULTRA recording, built-in microP2 card slots, and the ability to record in full-resolution, 10-bit 1080/60p (in AVC-Intra100). The PD500 will be available in October at a suggested list price of $14,000.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing, Delivery Of AJ-PX5000G 2/3-INCH, 2.2M 3-MOS Shoulder-Mount, First P2 HD Camcorder With Native AVC-Ultra Recording And Built-In Microp2 Cards
News: Panasonic Announces Pricing, Delivery Of AJ-PX5000G 2/3-INCH, 2.2M 3-MOS Shoulder-Mount, First P2 HD Camcorder With Native AVC-Ultra Recording And Built-In Microp2 CardsKey Features Include 720p and1080p/i Recording, Full-Resolution 10-Bit 1080/60p Recording, High-Resolution AVC-Proxy Encodes for High-Speed File Exchange, Selection of AVC-LongG Quality Levels
Panasonic today announced availability and pricing for the new AJ-PX5000G 2/3”, 2.2M 3-MOS shoulder-mount, the company’s first P2 HD camcorder with native AVC-ULTRA recording and built-in microP2 card slots. The PX5000G features 720p* and 1080p/i recording, and is also the first P2 HD camera that will record in full-resolution, 10-bit 1080/60p (in AVC-Intra100).The PX5000G will be available in October at a suggested list price of $25,000.
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NTV Plus Selects Grass Valley Live Production Solutions for 2014 Winter Games
Russian broadcaster selects GV STRATUS, K2 SAN, K2 Summit, K2 Dyno, and EDIUS for multichannel sports production during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
Grass Valley® today announced that it will provide Russian satellite broadcaster NTV Plus with several of its innovative live production solutions to deliver multichannel sports production for the 2014 Winter Games to be held in Sochi, Russia, February 7-23, 2014. These solutions include a K2 Summit® production client with a K2 Storage Area Network (SAN), GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools with EDIUS® editing capabilities, and a K2 Dyno® S Replay Controller. The Grass Valley-NTV Plus collaboration was completed via Grass Valley’s long term Russian partner OKNO TV, alongside System Integrator PTS to deliver smooth installation of the Grass Valley solutions.
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Panasonic And Grass Valley Join Forces To Enhance K2 Architecture For AVC-LongG
AVC-Longg Compression Type Supported For The First Time Ever By Broadcast Servers
Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions announces that it has assisted its long-time partner Grass Valley® with the integration of AVC-LongG support in its offering. Grass Valley’s newest upgrade to its K2® server products now includes powerful management support for this compression type, which is part of Panasonic’s new AVC-ULTRA codec family of products. Grass Valley’s K2 Summit® and K2 Solo® are the first broadcast servers on the market to support playout of the AVC-LongG recording format.
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Panasonic Expands Cloud Based Network Workflow To New Camcorders
News: Panasonic Expands Cloud Based Network Workflow To New CamcordersNew AJ-PX5000 And Hand-Held AJ-PX270 Camcorder To Receive Public Network Transmission Function
At IBC, Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions has unveiled its plans to expand its public network transmission function to the new AVC-ULTRA supporting 2/3 type shoulder camcorder AJ-PX5000 and following hand-held camcorder, the AJ-PX270. The camcorders and the wireless, cloud-based network workflow aim to facilitate the work of professionals in electronic newsgathering.
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Panasonic Unveils First AVC-Ultra Handheld Camera Recorder AJ-PX270 AT IBC ‘13
News: Panasonic Unveils First AVC-Ultra Handheld Camera Recorder AJ-PX270 AT IBC ‘13P2 HD Handheld Camera With Integrated AVC-Ultra Recording And Built-In Microp2 Card Slots
Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions announces its first P2 HDhandheld camera recorder with integrated AVC-ULTRA recording, the AJ-PX270. With inherent support for the AVC-ULTRA family, the camera recorder offers a wide range of choice between recording bit rates. The handheld features two built-in microP2 card slots with simultaneous recording functionality, a newly designed multipurpose compact zoom lens and wireless workflow options.
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Panasonic Announces Prioritised Development Of 4K Varicam Camera Recorder
News: Panasonic Announces Prioritised Development Of 4K Varicam Camera Recorder4K Varicam Features 4K Video Capture At 24P to 100/120P And Will Be Launched With New Ultra P2 Technology
In response to the growing worldwide demand for 4K production, Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions is prioritising the development of the 4K VariCam camera recorder. The VariCam will be a highly practical camera, boasting features and performance suitable not only for 4K cinema, but also HDTV content production. The camera is set for launch in 2014. Panasonic has also unveiled the development of the new Ultra P2 cards at IBC.
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Panasonic Presents Its Wide Range Of New Professional Camera Solutions At IBC ‘13
News: Panasonic Presents Its Wide Range Of New Professional Camera Solutions At IBC ‘134K Technology, Cloud-Based Workflow, And AVC-Ultra Camera Innovations To Be Unveiled
Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions is present at IBC ’13 with a wide range of innovating professional camera solutions. The diversity of the new camera technology on display is set to speak to a diverse group of broadcast professionals. Panasonic is showing 4K technology, its first AVC-ULTRA handheld camera and cloud-based wireless workflow implementations. The company also announces its revolutionary Ultra Wide Angle Camera, a multipurpose AVCCAM camera recorder, a 2 M/E live production switcher, new applications for its HD micro cameras as well as some interesting partnerships in AVC-ULTRA storage and visual radio.
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Grass Valley Enhances K2 Architecture to Support Panasonic’s New AVC-LongG Recording
K2 Summit, K2 Solo become first broadcast servers on the market to support AVC-LongG compression type
Working with its longtime partner Panasonic®, Grass Valley® announces the newest upgrade to its K2® server products to include powerful compression support for Panasonic’s new AVC-LongG (Advanced Video Codec/Long Group Of Pictures) compression type, which the company announced at NAB 2013. Grass Valley’s K2 Summit® and K2 Solo® are the first broadcast servers on the market to support playout of the AVC-LongG recording format, which is part of Panasonic’s new AVC-ULTRA codec family of products. The new versions of K2 Summit and K2 Solo will be available August 2013, with software upgrades available for models sold within the past year. Older versions of K2 Summit are field-upgradable.
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Panasonic Unveils AJ-PD500 MicroP2 Half-Rack Recorderwith AVC-ULTRA Recording
News: Panasonic Unveils AJ-PD500 MicroP2 Half-Rack Recorderwith AVC-ULTRA RecordingClass200 Option Delivers Master-Quality Recording, Visually Lossless Compression; AVC-LONGG Affords High-Quality, Small File Size Recording at 6-50Mbps
Panasonic today announced the AJ-PD500, its first P2 HD recorder with native AVC-ULTRA recording and built-in microP2 card slots. The PD500 is also the first P2 deck that will record in full-resolution, 10-bit 1080/60p (in AVC-Intra Class100).
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