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REDirect Film Competition Voting Now Open
REDirect Film Competition Voting Now OpenRED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside TV, has opened audience voting for this year’s edition of REDirect, a short film competition. In its third year, REDirect Explore 2016 celebrates the exploration of the outside world. This past spring, eight hand-selected cinematographers from around the globe were challenged with creating a captivating outdoor adventure lifestyle story.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha pro 5 and Preview 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools at SIGGRAPH 2016
Boris FX and Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha pro 5 and Preview 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools at SIGGRAPH 2016New mocha Pro 5 planar tracking plug-in brings efficient VFX workflow to Adobe, Avid and Nuke workflows.
Leading visual effects software developers, Boris FX / Imagineer Systems, will be showcasing the newest version of Academy award-winning planar tracking software, mocha Pro 5, at SIGGRAPH (booth 426) on July 26-28, 2016 in Anaheim, California. The recently released mocha Pro 5 is a major new update adding GPU-accelerated planar tracking for speed increases and the ability to run as a plug-in within host applications such as Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC, Avid Media Composer and now NUKE from The Foundry. Additionally, the Boris / Imagineer team will showcase a new co-developed technology preview of 360° enabled virtual reality tools created to assist the emerging cinematic VR filmmaking market.
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EditFest Los Angeles Announces Stellar Line Up
EditFest Los Angeles Announces Stellar Line UpAmerican Cinema Editors Popular Event Set for August 6
American Cinema Editors has announced that EditFest, the day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing, will return to LA for its 9th annual outing on August 6, 2016. EditFest launched in LA in 2008, offering audiences the opportunity to hear award-winning film and television editors share their insights and experiences. Past EditFest participants have included renowned editors Anne V. Coates, ACE, Tim Porter, ACE, Fred Raskin, ACE, Barney Pilling, ACE, Paul Hirsch, ACE, Tom Cross, ACE and many others.
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Avid Platform Powers Immersive Viewer Experience for EURO 2016
Avid Platform Powers Immersive Viewer Experience for EURO 2016Leading broadcasters, including M6 France and CCTV5 China, create stunning augmented reality moments in their Euro 2016 coverage with Avid’s graphic solutions
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that numerous broadcasters embraced Avid EverywhereTM to enhance their coverage of Europe’s biggest football tournament, Euro 2016. By relying on Avid Studio Suite powered by the Avid MediaCentralTM Platform, Avid customers created eye-catching content for millions of viewers across the globe, helping to boost fan engagement and viewer ratings.
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Production Company Hoffman Bros. Launches Sibling Directing Duo Matt & Mark Hoffman Partner with Executive Producer John Beveridge on New Venture
Production Company Hoffman Bros. Launches Sibling Directing Duo Matt & Mark Hoffman Partner with  Executive Producer John Beveridge on New VentureDirectors Matt and Mark Hoffman and long-time producing partner John Beveridge have launched commercial production company Hoffman Bros. The announcement comes on the heels of delivering two projects for Nike, including “Nike Free Anthem” (:60), a thrilling conceptual spot showcasing the barefoot-like flexibility of the Nike Free footwear line (featuring Serena Williams, Kyrie Irving, and Amari Cooper, among many other celebrity athletes).
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CueScript Brings the Latest in Prompting Technology to IBC 2016
At IBC 2016, CueScript, the leading developer of professional prompting solutions, will present the latest versions of its CueiT prompting software, as well as a wide range of professional prompting units, to Stand 12.F41.
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Voting for REDirect Explore 2016 “Fan Favorite” Now Open
Voting for REDirect Explore 2016 “Fan Favorite” Now OpenRED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside TV, has opened audience voting for this year’s edition of REDirect, a short film competition. In its third year, REDirect Explore 2016 celebrates the exploration of the outside world. This past spring, eight hand-selected cinematographers from around the globe were challenged with creating a captivating outdoor adventure lifestyle story. The contestant videos are now complete, and votes for this year’s Fan Favorite can be cast until 12:00pm PT on August 8, by liking the video on RED's 4K YouTube Channel, Shot on RED.
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Archion Technologies Introduces Omni Hybrid, the Ideal Storage Workflow Solution
Archion Technologies Introduces Omni Hybrid, the Ideal Storage Workflow SolutionArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has introduced into the entertainment, broadcasting and multi-media industries its EditStor Omni Hybrid – the company’s newest product within its family of collaborative storage solutions for demanding media workflows. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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Marquis Launches Parking V5 Business Continuity for Avid at IBC 2016
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. The Company has announced it will launch Parking V5, its range of Avid storage management products, at IBC2016 on booth 7.G05.
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German Public Broadcasters Embrace Avid Everywhere for UEFA EURO 2016 and 2016 Summer Olympics
ZDF and ARD rely on the Avid MediaCentral Platform to accelerate production, streamline collaboration, and increase operation efficiency across all locations
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that its industry-leading content creation, management and distribution solutions will once again be at the heart of the live production infrastructure for ZDF’s and ARD’s shared German television coverage of the two main sport events of the year. The extensive media production from both events – the UEFA European Championship in France and the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – will be powered by the Avid MediaCentralTM Platform. Avid’s production asset management and shared storage systems are seamlessly integrated with third-party solutions to enable the public broadcasters to deliver content to millions of viewers in Germany anytime, anywhere from multiple locations.
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German Public Broadcasters Embrace Avid Everywhere for UEFA EURO 2016 and 2016 Summer Olympics
ZDF and ARD rely on the Avid MediaCentral Platform to accelerate production, streamline collaboration, and increase operation efficiency across all locations
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that its industry-leading content creation, management and distribution solutions will once again be at the heart of the live production infrastructure for ZDF’s and ARD’s shared German television coverage of the two main sport events of the year. The extensive media production from both events – the UEFA European Championship in France and the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – will be powered by the Avid MediaCentralTM Platform. Avid’s production asset management and shared storage systems are seamlessly integrated with third-party solutions to enable the public broadcasters to deliver content to millions of viewers in Germany anytime, anywhere from multiple locations.
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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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Object Matrix - Imagina USA Upgrades Storage Technology by Partnering With MatrixStore Object Storage
Object Matrix - Imagina USA Upgrades Storage Technology by Partnering With MatrixStore Object StorageObject Matrix, the trusted storage partner to the media and entertainment industries, todayannounces that Imagina US, a leading production company for the US Hispanic and Latin American markets, has integrated MatrixStore object storage to provide consolidated nearline storage for multiple workflows at its headquarters in Miami Florida. The solution was designed, implemented and supported by Imagina’s trusted partner for systems Integration, Unitecnic US.
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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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Avid Pro Tools | S6 Enables Sony Pictures Post Production Services to Boost Creativity and Collaboration
Avid marks the sale of its 1,000th Pro Tools | S6 control surface as demand continues to grow
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that it has sold its 1,000th Avid Pro Tools® | S6 control surface to Sony Pictures Post Production Services, highlighting strong momentum for the modular control surface across leading film production, music and post-production facilities. Continuing demand for Pro Tools | S6 places the audio control surface at the center of creative workflows, enabling mixers to work more efficiently and fluidly.
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Second Season of Outdoor Channel's 'GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey' Shot in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera/Recorders
Second Season of Outdoor Channel's 'GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey' Shot in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera/RecordersNew Season Premieres Wednesday, June 29, 7:30/11:30 PM ET
The second season of “GunnyTime with R.Lee Ermey,” premiering this evening on the Outdoor Channel, was shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The fully immersive, host-driven television series focuses on vintage and exceptional weapons and related technology, and exploits the outsized personality of Ermey, former U.S. Marine Corps staff NCO and drill instructor, Golden Globe nominee for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket,and veteran of more than 60 feature films.
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Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders“Horace and Pete,” a 2016 web series created, written, and directed by Louis C.K., was shot by Director of Photography Paul Koestner with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The series, described by its creator as a tragedy versus a comedy, focuses on Horace (C.K.) and Pete (Steve Buscemi), the owners of Horace and Pete's, a run-down Brooklyn bar.
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Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now Shipping
Boris FX/Imagineer Systems: BCC 10 for Apple Now ShippingNew BCC 10 for Final Cut Pro offers hundreds of professional FxPlug tools and creative effects in one complete package.
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple. Following recent releases for Avid, Adobe and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, BCC 10 now delivers major new tools for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to the Final Cut Pro timeline.
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Marquis' X2Pro is Big Hit with Trailer Park Boys
Marquis' X2Pro is Big Hit with Trailer Park BoysMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media! Marquis has today announced X2Pro Audio Convert, which integrates Final Cut Pro X into professional audio workflows, is a ‘big hit’ with Trailer Park Boys. The popular Netflix show which follows the booze-fueled misadventures of three longtime pals and petty serial criminals running scams from their Nova Scotia trailer park, is edited by Jeremy Harty, supervising editor for Trailer Park Boys and Swearnet.com.
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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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Avid Unveils Frost & Sullivan Whitepaper on Exponential Growth of Content Driving Demand for New Software-defined Media Storage Solutions
Avid Unveils Frost & Sullivan Whitepaper on Exponential Growth of Content Driving Demand for New Software-defined Media Storage SolutionsThe unique software-defined approach in Avid’s new NEXIS intelligent storage solution helps organizations better manage the rapid growth in media content they’re facing
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the release of a new whitepaper by leading research and consulting organization, Frost & Sullivan, that uncovers the need for software-defined storage solutions like the new Avid NEXIS™ platform to help media organizations to manage the exponential growth in content. Future-proofing Media Workflows through Software-Defined Storage: Making the Case for Intelligent and Agile Storage Platforms explores the impact of remote working groups, multiple file formats and the proliferation of digital content on media organizations of all sizes, and how software-defined storage solutions can help them efficiently and flexibly manage and store media.
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SmartSound Launches Sonicfire Pro 6
A New Landmark in Music Soundtrack Creation
SmartSound®Software, Inc., the leader in fully-customizable royalty-free music and soundtrack creation technology, today announced Sonicfire®Pro 6—a software revolution in soundtrack creation technology. Seamlessly integrated with SmartSound’s extensive Royalty-Free Music Library, Sonicfire Pro 6 brings powerful new technologies to the selection, customization and integration of music tracks for video production.
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Archion Announces Collaboration with NewTek to Establish EditStor as First Network Storage System to Adopt NDI for IP Production Workflow
Archion Announces Collaboration with NewTek to Establish EditStor as First Network Storage System to Adopt NDI for IP Production WorkflowArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, and one of the newest members of NewTek's Developer Network, has embraced NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for IP-based production workflows. The announcement was made by Reuben Lima, CEO/Founder, Archion.
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Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Delivers Exceptional Sound with Avid VENUE | S6L
Educational and performing arts complex at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invests in Avid’s versatile live sound system to deliver outstanding mixes for a wide range of performances
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has invested in an Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system to serve all of its diverse needs. Krannert Center plays host to world-class artists as well as the University of Illinois Department of Theatre’s Masters of Fine Arts program in theatre sound and design. VENUE | S6L gives the university’s students access to cutting-edge technology while providing a system that’s universally accepted by accomplished artists and engineers.
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Deluxe Promotes Domenic Rom to President & GM, TV Post Services
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that 30-year television post-production industry veteran Domenic Rom has been promoted to the role of President and General Manager, Deluxe TV Post-Production Services. Rom, formerly the Managing Director of Deluxe's New York studio (Encore/Company 3/Method), will drive Deluxe's global services for television; specifically, the Encore and Level 3 branded companies. He will be based in Los Angeles, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace.
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Editors' Lounge To Kick Off Summer With Celebration & Open House At AlphaDogs Post Production
Editors' Lounge To Kick Off Summer With Celebration & Open House At AlphaDogs Post ProductionThe Editors’ Lounge, now into its thirteenth year, will be hosting a summer kick-off celebration on Friday, June 24 with an open house at AlphaDogs Post Production. Attendees will get the opportunity to ask the staff questions about post-production, take a tour of the facility while mingling and chatting with peers. The celebration will be held at 1612 W. Olive Ave., #200 Burbank, CA beginning a 6:30 pm. The cost to attend is to bring your favorite beverage. Food will be provided compliments of the Editors’ Lounge.
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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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Panavision Integrates Cooke
Leading motion picture equipment manufacturer is latest company to join stellar list of /i Technology partners
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is delighted to announce that the leading motion picture equipment manufacturer Panavision has joined the growing list of /i Technology Partners, pledging to build support for the /i Technology protocol into its portfolio in the future.
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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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Pebble Beach Systems Hires Former Senior Principal Engineer for Avid/Sundance Digital, Mike Ruby
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced the appointment of Mike Ruby as Senior Software Developer.
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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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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 UpdateNew Fusion 8.1 update adds Fusion Connect for Avid on Mac OS X and Windows!
Blackmagic Design today announced a free Fusion 8.1 update that adds Fusion Connect for Avid as well as compatibility with the latest Avid Artist DNxIO video interface. The Fusion 8.1 update is available now for both Fusion 8 and Fusion Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website.
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AlphaDogs Digital Service Station Ingests with Bluefish444
AlphaDogs is a Burbank-based post production facility and design studio offering a full suite of creative services for television, cinema and new media. Although it works in a variety of areas, the bulk of Alpha Dogs projects are in Reality TV and Independent Features, offering such services as post production consultation, video finishing, color correction, motion graphics, visual effects, audio post, media services, and rental suites.
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TVU Expands in Europe; Adds Icelandic Reseller
TVU Expands in Europe; Adds Icelandic ResellerNYJA Umbodid EHF Named Official Supplier And Closes First Sale Of A TVU IP-Based Live Video Solution
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live video over IP solutions, is pleased to announce a new key European business partnership to supply its portfolio of IP video technology solutions to established Iceland-based reseller, Nyja Umbodid ehf. The new arrangement sees Nyja Umbodid ehf provide the Icelandic market with TVU Networks’ premier suite of solutions to capture, transmit and distribute live video from anywhere in the world, over IP, to web and broadcast audiences. Nyja umbodid ehf has also closed its first sale of TVU equipment with The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, or RUV.
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Boris FX / Imagineer Ship mocha Pro 5 with New Plug-in Options for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Cloud
Boris FX / Imagineer Ship mocha Pro 5 with New Plug-in Options for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative CloudNew release of mocha Pro planar tracking and masking software delivers GPU acceleration and streamlined workflows for editing, visual effects, and post-production.
Imagineer Systems launches mocha Pro 5, a major new product release of the Academy-Award winning planar tracking, masking, object removal, and image stabilization software.
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Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear Expo
Colorfront Express Dailies 2016 Unleashes More Raw On-Set Power at Cine Gear ExpoExpress Dailies 2016 delivers trendsetting in-production support for UHD HDR workflows
Colorfront , the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will showcase the groundbreaking capabilities of its new Express Dailies 2016 system for Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) image-processing in on-set dailies workflows, during Cine Gear Expo 2016, c/o ALT Systems and Sony.
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SoCal Rentals Drives Production With AJA Ki Pro Ultras
SoCal Rentals Drives Production With AJA Ki Pro UltrasSoCal Rentals was founded in 2008 to provide clients in broadcast, reality TV, live event production and AV/staging with full service audio, video and LED solutions offering production-specific engineering design, equipment rentals, expert technical management, project consulting and crews. The company recently added 12 AJA Ki Pro Ultras into their rental pool, which already includes massive quantities of AJA gear including hundreds of FiDO fiber and Hi5 SDI to HDMI Mini-Converters, 30 Ki Pros, 20 Ki Pro Racks, multiple FS1 and FS2 frame synchronizers, KUMO routers and more.
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MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling Season
MTV’s “Scream” Returns to Chainsaw for a Second Chilling SeasonPost-production finishing for the second season of MTV’s hit show Scream: The TV Series is currently in high gear at Chainsaw in Hollywood. The facility is handling editorial finishing, color grading and deliverables. It is also supplying editing suites and gear used by series editors.
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Vantage Media Processing Platform Ingests & Transcodes 750 XDCAM HD Discs into Avid and CatDV Environment in Just Four Days
Vantage Media Processing Platform Ingests & Transcodes 750 XDCAM HD Discs into Avid and CatDV Environment in Just Four DaysWarner Bros Belgium Bases Super Fast File-based Broadcast Workflow on Telestream Vantage
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced the successful implementation of a major Vantage transcode server, file-based content ingest platform and intelligent workflow automation system at Warner Bros International Television Production Belgium. Working with Belgian Systems Integrator, VP Media Solutions, Warner Bros has created an innovative file-based workflow at its Zaventem-based production facility where all ingest, transcoding, archiving, media asset management (MAM) and storage are supported.
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Avid Customers Shine at Cannes International Film Festival
Avid Customers Shine at Cannes International Film FestivalPalme d’Or winner and nominees rely on Avid Artist Suite to produce compelling stories
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) congratulates its international customers in competition at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival, including the winner of the Palme d’Or. Films from acclaimed directors including Ken Loach and Pedro Almodovar relied on the Avid Artist Suite, powered by the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform, for the creation of compelling visuals and pristine sound as well as efficient media management.
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Marquis Collaborates with NewTek to Enable ‘Edit While Capture’
Marquis Collaborates with NewTek to Enable ‘Edit While Capture’Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. The Company has announced a collaboration with NewTek, a worldwide leader in integrated multi-camera video production systems, to enable automated ingest to Avid. Medway, Marquis’ workflow automation solution, which enables seamless media and metadata integration with leading broadcast content applications, now supports NewTek’s TriCaster multi-camera video production system to provide broadcasters and content creators with a cost effective and efficient ingest to edit workflow.
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The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11th
The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11thLegendary Academy Award-winner Anne V. Coates, ACE heads this year's lineup of celebrated VFX artists and editors
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its annual one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held this year on June 11, 2016 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. "Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. This year's panels include a look at visual effects artists, television's golden age, and groundbreaking documentaries. The event culminates with legendary editor Anne V. Coates, ACE's acclaimed career including The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Becket, In the Line of Fire, and the Oscar winning Lawrence of Arabia," says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from some of today's greatest story tellers."
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Bluefish444 Brings 4K HDR to Broadcast Asia 2016 with Ideal Systems
Bluefish444 and Ideal Systems showcase industry leading 4K UHD and High Dynamic Range SDI video at Broadcast Asia 2016
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will join Ideal Systems booth 5D4-02 at Broadcast Asia 2016 to showcase 4K SDI/HDMI post production workflows. A High Dynamic Range (HDR) 4K demonstration will show how Bluefish444 video cards and Adobe video tools bring pictures to life with super realistic colours and highlights.
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Atlanta Production Boom Builds File Transfer Demand for Crawford Media
Atlanta Production Boom Builds File Transfer Demand for Crawford MediaSigniant Media Shuttle replaced FTP with greater speed, flexibility, and ease of use for both Crawford and their clients
A Georgia state tax credit is at the center of a growing surge in episodic television production in the Atlanta area. The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides a 20 percent tax credit for companies spending $500,000 or more on production and post-production in the state (on a single or multiple projects). An additional 10 percent credit is available if the finished product includes a promotional logo from the state.
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HPA Awards Open Call for Entries in Creative Categories
11th Annual Industry Honors Shine Spotlight on Excellence in Sound, Editing, Visual Effects and Color
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has announced the opening of its Call for Entries in the Creative Categories for the 11th annual HPA Awards. These categories, considered the standard bearer for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, recognize creative artistry in the field of post production.
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Marquis Announces Avid Certification for Project Parking
Marquis Announces Avid Certification for Project ParkingMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. Marquis has announced that it has been selected as an Avid® Alliance Partner and that Marquis’ Project Parking, which is used around the world to cost effectively manage Avid storage, has been certified by Avid and will be distributed through Avid’s sales channels.
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Post-Production Toolsets From Adobe, Facilis & Boris FX/Imagineer At May Editors' Lounge
Post-Production Toolsets From Adobe, Facilis & Boris FX/Imagineer At May Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge returns Friday, May 20th with presentations on all the latest post-production toolsets from Adobe, Facilis Technology and Imagineer Systems, mocha Pro. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production located at 1612 W Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm and is free to attend. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite beverage with complimentary food provided by the Editors’ Lounge.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Hosts Avid "Cloud Collaboration" Demonstration
Motion Picture Sound Editors Hosts Avid "Cloud Collaboration" Demonstration“Sound Advice” event slated for May 10th at Sony Pictures Studios.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will host Sound Advice: Pro Tools 12.5 Avid Cloud Collaboration, a special event for MPSE members, May 10th at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. Held in partnership with Sony Pictures Post Production Services and Avid, the event will include a technical overview and demonstration of Avid’s new cloud collaboration functionality which allows editors and mixers to effortlessly collaborate on Pro Tools projects. Avid will also present a technology preview of new editorial features under development.
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Rapidly growing post house adds Baselight grading suite for new BBC broadcast project, Can’t Touch This
Rapidly growing post house adds Baselight grading suite for new BBC broadcast project, Can’t Touch ThisBelfast, in Northern Ireland, doesn’t have a great history in post-production. But Ka-boom, which started in 2010 as an audio facility, the specialisation of co-founder Will McConnell, quickly grew to fill the void in a city which is now rapidly becoming a major production centre.
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Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video Creation
Editors' Lounge Post-NAB Event To Feature Avid, Blackmagic Design, Glookast & RE: Lens For 360 Degree Video CreationFor those that missed NAB this year, The Editors’ Lounge will be hosting a post-NAB evening on Friday, April 29th at 6:30 pm. The evening will feature an up-close look at all the latest from Blackmagic Design, GLOOKAST and RE: Vision Effects new plug-in for 360 video, RE: Lens. The event is hosted by AlphaDogs Post Production and will be held at their facility located at 1612 W. Olive Ave., Ste 200, Burbank, CA 91506.
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Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”
Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, winner of this year’s Academy Award® for Best Documentary, Short Subject, recently made its world premiere on HBO. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (who also won an Oscar® in 2012 of Saving Face)and edited by Geof Bartz, A.C.E., the 40-minute film went through editorial conforming, final color grading and preparation for broadcast at Technicolor PostWorks New York.
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Hula Post Supports "The Jungle Book"
Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
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New ARRI Look Management Garners Industry Support
With the ALEXA SXT cameras, ARRI is rolling out a new look management workflow that is already finding enthusiastic support from leading manufacturers of on-set color grading and digital dailies software.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist 4K
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist 4KBlackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 4K, a portable all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used to add professional recording and monitoring to any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, high resolution 7 inch monitor for checking focus and framing, two high speed recorders for non-stop HD and Ultra HD recording, two extremely high quality XLR microphone inputs for professional audio recording, a built in speaker and more.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5Massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features; Available for download now
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability for immediate download of the public beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
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G-technology Offers New Network Attached Storage Solution For Content Creators
New 12-Bay G-RACK™ 12 Enables Teams of Creative Professionals to Streamline Media and Entertainment Workflows with the Reliability, Scalability, and Studio-Friendly Technology You’d Expect from the Trusted G-Technology Brand
G-Technology®, a trusted premium storage solutions provider, today announced its new G-RACK 12 network attached storage (NAS) solution – its first NAS-based device that enhances its award-winning product portfolio for content creation professionals worldwide. This along with a sneak peek of new technology demonstrations and the latest G-Technology products will be on display at NAB, April 18-21, in Las Vegas, Booth SL6005.
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NewBlue Announces Titler Live Broadcast for Popular Live Production Systems
NewBlue Announces Titler Live Broadcast for Popular Live Production SystemsDelivers up to 16 streams of real-time animated multi-layer production graphics
NewBlue Inc., a leading provider of production-proven video special effects, transitions and titling technology, today announced Titler Live Broadcast, a new affordable, high-quality, 3D, animated titling solution for live production. Titler Live Broadcast supports popular production systems such as NewTek Tricaster, Telestream Wirecast, Blackmagic ATEM, Roland Switchers, and vMIX Go. Users of NewTek’s NDI (Network Device Interface) can stream graphics and text on up to 16 independent channels all from a single Mac or Windows computer.
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ProMAX Changes the Game with Introduction of Ingest to Archive Production Workflow Solution
ProMAX Changes the Game with Introduction of Ingest to Archive Production Workflow SolutionProMAX Platform Version 5 Introduces Integrated Archiving, Superior Asset Management and Accelerated Transcoding Capabilities All in One System
ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for media organizations, today announced Platform Version 5, a game changing release in the award winning Platform Workflow Server line. With robust, user managed features from ingest to archive, all in one single unit, Platform Version 5 sets a new standard of efficiency for production workflows.
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Pre-Nab Editors' Lounge Looks Ahead To The Future Of Post-Production
Pre-Nab Editors' Lounge Looks Ahead To The Future Of Post-ProductionBurbank based AlphaDogs Post Production celebrated their 13th Annual Pre-NAB Editors’ Lounge with a panel discussion on the latest trends and where the future of post-production is headed. Moderated by Journalist, Debra Kaufman, panelists included: Terence Curren (Editor/Colorist and Founder of AlphaDogs Post), Mark Raudonis (SVP of Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions), Michael Kammes (Director of Technology, Key Code Media) and Monica Daniel (Assistant Television Editor, Minority Report, Supergirl) The panel discussion can be watched in its entirety at: 13th Annual Editors' Lounge Pre-NAB Panel Discussion
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Technology from GLOOKAST and Object Matrix ensures Business Continuity and Drama Production Instant Availability at the largest production facility in Latin America
GLOOKAST, innovator in MXF workflow solutions for broadcast and drama production and Object Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and archive systems to the media and entertainment industry, announced today that they have deployed Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity platforms to Globo at its Rio de Janeiro state-of-art production facility (Studios Globo).
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Technicolor PostWorks' Joe Beirne and Matthew Schneider to Speak at Pre-NAB Avid Event
Technicolor PostWorks' Joe Beirne and Matthew Schneider to Speak at Pre-NAB Avid EventTechnicolor PostWorks New York Chief Technology Officer Joe Beirne and Director of Technology Matthew Schneider will offer advice on working with 4K and HDR media in a special session of the Avid Customer Association’s The Future in Motion Conference in Las Vegas. Beirne and Schneider will discuss strategies for managing 4K projects through the offline, online and finishing process in Avid Media Composer 8.5. They will also describe HDR-based workflows. The Pre-NAB event is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th at 5:15pm at the Wynn Las Vegas.
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Hula Post's Michael Phillips to Discuss Metadata Alignment, Demo Real Time View at NAB
Hula Post's Michael Phillips to Discuss Metadata Alignment, Demo Real Time View at NABHula Post Creative Technology Officer Michael Phillips will discuss the growing importance of metadata in content distribution in a special session of the Avid Customer Association’s The Future in Motion Conference in Las Vegas. Metadata aggregation and alignment allow content owners, advertisers and consumers to engage with content during a broadcast or OTT stream. Phillips will describe how it works and include a live demo. The pre-NAB event is scheduled for Sunday, April 17th at 1:20pm at the Wynn Las Vegas.
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Small Tree Introduces ZenStor Line of Shared Storage Systems at NAB 2016
Small Tree Introduces ZenStor Line of Shared Storage Systems at NAB 2016Simple, Powerful and Affordable Solution Effortlessly Handles 4K Workflow
To meet today’s demanding editing environments, Small Tree, the video editing shared storage expert, is introducing ZenStor, a new line of shared storage systems that is simple, powerful and affordable, at NAB 2016 (SL12117). ZenStor, expected to be available for purchase in late spring, provides advancements in performance, connectivity and reliability, and is capable of effortlessly handling demanding 4K workflows.
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FilmLight and Avid launch ‘Professional Colour’ bundle for editors at NAB 2016
FilmLight and Avid launch ‘Professional Colour’ bundle for editors at NAB 2016FilmLight today announced a new collaboration with longstanding collaborator, Avid®, which will see both companies introduce a new Professional Colour bundle for editors at NAB2016
FilmLight first showed Baselight Editions on Avid Media Composer® at NAB2012 and since then the two companies have worked closely to improve interoperability between their products, helping editors and colourists to tell great stories through beautiful images. This new venture is yet another example of FilmLight’s commitment to providing solutions that address the growing demands for perfect colour control throughout the professional post workflow.
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NAB 2016: EditShare Flow Media Asset Management Platform Boasts New Remote Editing Tools and Multisite Production Capabilities with Advanced 4K Support
NAB 2016: EditShare Flow Media Asset Management Platform Boasts New Remote Editing Tools and Multisite Production Capabilities with Advanced 4K SupportEditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, is demonstrating how the latest release of EditShare Flow, its flagship media asset management (MAM) platform, provides facilities a secure and reliable ‘Private Cloud’ environment to facilitate remote and multisite workflows at NAB 2016 (booth SL9716).
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Codex Production Suite 4.5 delivers one workflow and new pricing for DITs
Codex Production Suite 4.5 delivers one workflow and new pricing for DITsCodex (www.codex.online) is launching Codex Production Suite 4.5, the all-in-one software package enabling the colour grading, review, metadata management, transcoding, QC and archiving of media generated by the latest digital cinematography cameras. From ingest to post production, Codex Production Suite 4.5 now provides one workflow for multiple types of camera, from ARRI ALEXA 65 to GoPro, resulting in no more snowflake workflows, and no need to reinvent the wheel on every production – just a single, simple, secure and affordable workflow. Codex Production Suite 4.5 will launch at NAB 2016, Codex booth #SL6828.
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NAB News: Pronology Launches mRes, a New Standalone Multi-Resolution Encoder at NAB 2016
Unique Uncompressed Recording Architecture Allows for Various Resolutions to be Created Without Any Loss of Quality
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is introducing its new mRes™standalone multi-resolution encoderat the 2016 NAB Show (Booth SL12407). The company’s first standalone encoder, mRes seamlessly records three tiers of uncompressed video per SDI input channel prior to compression and wrapping, without missing a frame of action: a high-resolution media file, an edit proxy and a live web-streamable proxy, all while offering users flexibility and ease of use at a low cost point.
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Archion NAB 2016 Omni and Velo Press Release
Archion Announces Ultra High-Performance Enhancements At NAB 2016 for EditStor Omni & Velo Collaborative Storage Solutions
ArchionTechnologies, the price-performance leader in collaborative storage solutions for demanding media workflows, is announcing upgrades to both its pace-setting EditStor Omni and Velo shared media storage solutions. These upgrades now boost the performance of EditStor Omni up to to 8000 MB/sec. and EditStor Velo up to 5000 MB/sec. Previously available with multiple expansion chassis, these speeds are now accomplished with the addition of only a single expansion chassis.
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NAB NEWS: Tiger Technology Launches Standalone Workflow Manager
NAB NEWS: Tiger Technology Launches Standalone Workflow ManagerTurn any standard NAS into a complete managed workflow system
Tiger Technology, innovative developer of advanced shared-storage workflow solutions, today announces the introduction of Project Serve, a standalone Workflow Manager that can turn any standard NAS device into a complete managed-workflow system. Designed for digital production environments of all sizes and scope, Project Serve provides a simple way to create users and workspaces, and control access to media files on shared-storage. Simply connect Project Serve to a NAS and use the artist and editor friendly Tiger web user interface to create and manage production workflows.
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ABS-CBN’s iPost Deploys Large Facilis Technology SSD Hybrid Shared Storage System
ABS-CBN’s iPost Deploys Large Facilis Technology SSD Hybrid Shared Storage SystemPhilippines-based integrated post production facility puts 288TB shared storage system at heart of new media asset management architecture supporting national commercial broadcast television & radio network
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced a large-scale order for its TerraBlock shared storage system. Philippines-based ABS-CBN Corporation iPost (Integrated Post Production) has purchased four TerraBlock Hybrid24 systems, which have already been delivered and installed at the customer’s Quezon City-based post production facility.
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NAB News: FilmLight adds free Mac app for on-set colour decisions
NAB News: FilmLight adds free Mac app for on-set colour decisionsAt NAB2016 (18–21 April, Las Vegas Convention Center), FilmLight will introduce Prelight, a freely licensed Mac OS X application designed to help DoPs and other professional creatives to author and review looks in pre-production and on-set.
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Avid and Quantum Create Flexible New Archive Storage Options Optimized for Avid Environments
Collaboration Yields Extensive Cost and Efficiency Benefits in Managing and Protecting Avid Stored Content
Quantum Corp. today announced that Avid® has developed a connector for the company's Interplay® | MAM system and Quantum's StorNext Storage Manager™ that enables seamless integration of Quantum archive storage systems into Avid environments.
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Archion Announces Significant Collaboration with NewTek establishing EditStor as First Network Storage to Adopt NDI™ for IP Production Workflow
Archion Announces Significant Collaboration with NewTek establishing EditStor as First Network Storage to Adopt NDI™ for IP Production WorkflowArchion Technologies, the leader in high performance shared media storage, and one of the newest members of NewTek's Developer Network, is announcing that it has embraced NewTek’s open Network Device Interface (NDI™) standard for IP-based production workflows. Its EditStor Velo (with NDI enabled) is the first network storage system recognizable as a source by NDI-enabled devices as well as other systems connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. This exponentially increases the number of video sources available for live production.
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Baselight Ka-booms in Belfast for new BBC broadcast project
Baselight Ka-booms in Belfast for new BBC broadcast projectBelfast, in Northern Ireland, doesn’t have a great history in post-production. But Ka-boom, which started in 2010 as an audio facility, the specialisation of co-founder Will McConnell, quickly grew to fill the void in a city which is now rapidly becoming a major production centre.
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News: DPA Microphones Headlines a Special Night of Music with The Forbidden Saints and Miami Symphony Orchestra
News: DPA Microphones Headlines a Special Night of Music with The Forbidden Saints and Miami Symphony Orchestrad:vote™ 4099 Instrument and d:facto™ Vocal Mics provide natural sound and excellent performance in close proximity
When Audio Formula / Tour FX CEO Nick Assunto and his team were hired by the City of Doral and The Knight Foundation to produce an evening of music at Downtown Doral Park, he turned to DPA Microphonesfor all of his amplification needs. The free concert, which took place on a cold Miami evening with the breathtaking Doral City Hall as the backdrop, featured the world-renowned Forbidden Saints and a special guest performance by the Miami Symphony Orchestra.
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IABM Platinum Membership grows
IABM Platinum Membership growsIABM Platinum Membership grows Industry leaders spell out the benefits of full-on IABM engagement Last year, IABM restructured its membership categories and added new member benefits to better meet the differing needs of companies ranging from small organizations with just a few staff to international companies with hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of staff and multi-million dollar revenues. The result has been an unqualified success, with membership growing by more than 25% othe year, and with five companies choosing the highest level of membership – Platinum. These are: Avid, Grass Valley Group, Huawei, Imagine Communications and NEP.
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Former Avid Exec Michael Phillips Joins Hula Post
Former Avid Exec Michael Phillips Joins Hula PostAs Creative Technology Officer, Phillips will lead R&D into workflow technologies and educational outreach.
Hula Post, a leading provider of editing systems and support for film and television, has appointed Michael Phillips to the newly-created post of Creative Technology Officer. A veteran technologist and creative professional, and a former executive with Avid Technology, Phillips will lead strategy, research and development. He will focus on developing new workflow solutions and other emerging technologies. He will also increase Hula’s educational outreach to studios, producers and other industry professionals.
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Quantum to Showcase Power of StorNext Platform in Driving Media Workflows of Tomorrow at NAB
Highlights Include First-Time Demos With Extended Capabilities for Achieving Greater Efficiencies Throughout Media Life Cycle, From Production to Delivery to Archive
Under the theme of "Power What's Next," Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that at the 2016 NAB Show it will demonstrate how the expanded capabilities of its StorNext® workflow storage platform can maximize efficiencies in ever-evolving media environments. With new formats, higher resolutions, multi-format delivery and changing consumption patterns presenting both challenges and opportunities for content creators and owners, storage has become even more critical for future success.
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Lakeland Public Television installs Cinegy software suite
Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced that Lakeland Public TV, a PBS affiliate serving northern and central Minnesota, has installed Cinegy software modules to replace its aging Avid FastBreak Automation hardware-based, playout, channel branding, and EAS system.
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Quantum to Showcase Power of StorNext Platform in Driving Media Workflows of Tomorrow at NAB
Quantum to Showcase Power of StorNext Platform in Driving Media Workflows of Tomorrow at NABHighlights Include First-Time Demos With Extended Capabilities for Achieving Greater Efficiencies Throughout Media Life Cycle, From Production to Delivery to Archive
PRNewswire/ -- Under the theme of "Power What's Next," Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that at the 2016 NAB Show it will demonstrate how the expanded capabilities of its StorNext® workflow storage platform can maximize efficiencies in ever-evolving media environments. With new formats, higher resolutions, multi-format delivery and changing consumption patterns presenting both challenges and opportunities for content creators and owners, storage has become even more critical for future success.
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Sennheiser and Apogee partner to offer MK 4 digital for USB and iOS
At prolight+sound in Frankfurt, Sennheiser will preview the new digital version of its MK 4, one of the audio specialist’s most popular recording mics. With high-quality Apogee A/D conversion and mic preamp technology, MK 4 digital connects directly to iOS devices, Mac and PC computers. The large-diaphragm MK 4 digital is the ideal partner for any mobile recording task requiring great sound quality with the typical warmth and detail of a true condenser microphone.
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Baselight Ka-booms in Belfast for new BBC broadcast project
Baselight Ka-booms in Belfast for new BBC broadcast projectBelfast production and post-production facility Ka-boom has installed a Baselight ONE grading suite with Slate control panel to add to its existing Baselight for Avid plugins. Initial grading projects for movies and documentaries led to Ka-boom winning the finish on a major new BBC entertainment show, Can’t Touch This, which called for all the efficiencies as well as the creative power of Baselight and its interaction with Baselight for Avid.
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The Foundation Announces Opening of New Post Production Facility
Boutique Facility Provides Powerful End-to-End Solution in Burbank
The Foundation, a full-service post production provider, has opened its doors in Burbank, California. The 5,700 square foot facility offers offline rentals, on-set, near-set and traditional dailies, online editing, color correction, visual effects, titling, and delivery. Conveniently located in the heart of the city's Media District, The Foundation is now providing services for broadcast television, OTT content, music videos, commercials and feature film. The facility's clients include ABC's The Real O'Neals, The CW's iZombie and the new 20th Century Fox series Shots Fired.
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Guitar Center Professional Helps Calvary Community Church Choose the Right Audio Console and Plan for Future AV Upgrades
Guitar Center Professional Helps Calvary Community Church Choose the Right Audio Console and Plan for Future AV UpgradesGC Pro helps Calvary Community Church find exactly the audio mixing platform they needed to handle live FOH mixing and recording
Launched in 1976 in a Hungry Tiger restaurant in Thousand Oaks, California, the Calvary Community Church moved into its 235,000-square-foot building on a 17-acre site in nearby Westlake Village in 1999 and have kept on growing ever since, now seeing an attendance of about 3,500 people each Sunday. One of the hallmarks of the church’s success has been careful management of capital costs, something that extends to its AV systems infrastructure. And just as the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, the road to replacing major sound and video platforms at the church began with the decision to replace its aging FOH console last year. For that, they enlisted the aid of Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the business-to-business (B2B) division of Guitar Center providing highly customized service for professional accounts, which was brought into the decision process at a point when the church leaders thought they had already come to a final decision.
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Integration Between Signiant and Avid Interplay | MAM Enables Easy Access To High-Speed Transfers
Integration Between Signiant and Avid Interplay | MAM Enables Easy Access To High-Speed TransfersSigniant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today announced the integration of its Manager + Agents solution with the Avid® Interplay® | MAM system. Customers can now initiate accelerated file transfers from within Interplay | MAM, making it easier than ever to use the power of Signiant technology in support of global creative processes.
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‘No One Company Should Do It All’, Telestream CEO Points to Long-term Advantages of Collaboration and Open Partnerships
‘No One Company Should Do It All’, Telestream CEO Points to Long-term Advantages of Collaboration and Open PartnershipsTelestream arrives at NAB with more than 50 third party collaborations in place, aimed at developing multi-vendor solutions in new multi-platform broadcast world
“Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate. For the sake of our customers’ long-term prosperity and the ability of our industry to adapt to a rapidly evolving multi-platform world all companies in the broadcast technology space need to engage with each other and co-develop new solutions to traditional business challenges,” so says Dan Castles, President & CEO of video transcoding and workflow automation specialist, Telestream.
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Facilis Ships FastTracker - Integrated Asset Tracking, Search, & Media Access for Facilis Shared Storage Systems
Facilis Ships FastTracker - Integrated Asset Tracking, Search, & Media Access for Facilis Shared Storage SystemsThe simplest and fastest way to track all video, audio and still image formats on Facilis TerraBlock Solutions
At NAB 2015, Facilis (booth SL8811), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will announce the immediate availability of FastTracker, a new, integrated application for cataloging, searching and viewing any media within TerraBlock Shared Storage Systems. FastTracker offers the quickest way to find media, view it, and bring it directly into an editing application.
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NAB News: Ncam demonstrates integration with Unreal Engine at NAB 2016
NAB News: Ncam demonstrates integration with Unreal Engine at NAB 2016Collaboration with Epic Games for next generation, photorealistic augmented reality including real-time relighting and depth demos
Ncam, global leader in augmented reality for television and film production, will be demonstrating ground-breaking advances in creative capabilities at NAB2016 (18 – 21 April, Las Vegas Convention Center). By combining Ncam’s unrivalled technological capabilities with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, augmented reality takes a massive leap forward into photorealism.
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Fraunhofer Unveils Top Production/Postproduction Trends at NAB 2016
Department Moving Picture Technologies outlines convergence of cinema and media and the demand for universal file format, codecs and camera technologies as key to success
The Fraunhofer Digital Media Alliance, the leading provider of future-oriented solutions for enhanced digital media and cinema workflows, today announces the top technology trends for production and post-production for 2016. The trends stem from Fraunhofer’s research and development of the solutions professionals need to provide new creative opportunities to stay competitive in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape.
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Video Devices: The Multimedia Storytelling Workhorse For Vancrafted Studios
Video Devices: The Multimedia Storytelling Workhorse For Vancrafted StudiosFeature-Rich PIX-E5H Simplifies Video Capture and Editing Workflows
Brendan Banks has had a passion for moving images ever since he learned how to turn on a camera. After graduating from college, Banks, along with girlfriend Kelly Shea, took a leap of faith and launched Vancrafted Studios, a boutique creative agency specializing in multimedia storytelling. Their goal is to find inspiration in unfamiliar places and tell original stories through video. Banks’ fresh approach to capturing the visual story has helped build his business.
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Pebble Beach Systems Appoints Former Principal Engineer for Avid/Sundance Digital, Sean Pendleton
Pebble Beach Systems Appoints Former Principal Engineer for Avid/Sundance Digital, Sean PendletonAppointment underscores Pebble Beach Systems' commitment to developing automation products that help stations migrate from legacy systems
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced the appointment of Sean Pendleton as Senior Software Developer. In his new position, Sean is responsible for the design and implementation of software workflows, recruiting engineering talent, and helping support US-based customers.
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Marquis to Demonstrate Latest Developments to its Disaster Recovery solution for Avid edit storage at NAB 2016
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media! The Company has today announced it will demonstrate new developments for its disaster recovery solution for Avid edit storage, Workspace Parking, at NAB this year. Workspace Parking Server which offers all the benefits of Workspace Parking through remote access, plus Workspace Parking Sync which takes an exact copy of all content on one workspace and copies it to another keeping the destination workspace in sync with the source, will both be on show on booth SL8730 for the first time.
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Arc 9 Expands Creative Collaboration Platform with YouTube Integration
Arc 9 Expands Creative Collaboration Platform with YouTube IntegrationArc 9 Rounds Out Creative Collaboration, Project Management Ecosystem; Integrating YouTube, Vimeo, Slack, Spark for Singular Collaborative Platform for Creative Teams, Designers and Filmmakers
Arc 9 (www.arc9.com) today announced it has completed its integration with YouTube, effectively creating a single, go-to platform for collaboration, project management, review and approval and social media management for creative teams, designers and filmmakers.
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German broadcaster HR centralizes its ingest operations with mxfSPEEDRAIL
MOG Technologies, the leading provider of MXF and centralized ingest solutions, today announced that Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), the public broadcaster in Germany has selected mxfSPEEDRAIL to unify its production workflow environment.
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Dalet Galaxy MAM Powers Metadata Evolution for Win Sports
Dalet Galaxy MAM Powers Metadata Evolution for Win SportsComprehensive Dalet Galaxy MAM installation with enhanced metadata workflows increases productivity and provides operational and business visibility
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, announced today that Win Sports, a leading Colombian sports channel, has selected the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) platform to manage its entire program preparation, production and archive workflows. The new installation also includes the Dalet AmberFin high-quality media processing platform and Dalet Brio video servers to help migrate the company's legacy content into the Dalet Galaxy media catalogue, providing an infrastructure that revitalizes control over the channel's assets.
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Envy Post Production Introduces RX Audio Repair Tools in Leading London Facility
Envy Post Production Introduces RX Audio Repair Tools in Leading London FacilityiZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced that leading London-based post house, Envy Post Production, has successfully integrated its RX audio repair and enhancement suite throughout its facility.
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Marquis' Award Winning Edit Bridge Developed to Interface with Multi-Vendor Systems
Marquis' Award Winning Edit Bridge Developed to Interface with Multi-Vendor SystemsMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. The Company has today announced Edit Bridge, its award winning integration application for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and Avid Interplay, has been developed to interface with multi-vendor systems such as Apple Final Cut Pro X or Grass Valley Edius. The new application will be shown at NAB for the first time, on booth SL8730.
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Primestream To Demonstrate Dynamic Media Management at NAB 2016
New features include virtual reality/360 workflows, enhanced third party integration
At NAB 2016, Primestream will demonstrate its Dynamic Media Management solution integrating workflow from capture, production, and management through to delivery of all types of assets. Primestream integrates wide ranging workflows, from traditional broadcast to New Media workflows delivering digital content for OTT or mobile clients. New at NAB are Virtual Reality/360 workflows, enhancements to 4K, MXF workflows, and enhanced integration with Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Avid® Media Composer®, and Apple® Final Cut Pro X®. Primestream will also showcase FORK™ v5.5 and Xchange™ v5.0, highlighting edit-while-capture workflows with XDCAM®, ProRes® and AVC-Intra®, as well as archival workflows with object-based storage solutions to enable more efficient sports, news, entertainment, and corporate video operations.
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