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Astro A​WANI​ Migrates to Octopus 8
Astro A​WANI​ Migrates to Octopus 8Astro AWANI, a 24-hour news network produced for viewers in Malaysia and Brunei, is the latest broadcaster to upgrade its newsroom infrastructure to Octopus 8. "Octopus 8 is highly compatible with our Grass Valley broadcast system," comments Astro AWANI’s head of operations, Tanuja Singh."It also offers many advantages including the ability to handle social media sources just as easily as the traditional spectrum of news feeds.
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64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners Announced
64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners AnnouncedThe Motion Picture Sound Editors today presented the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, interactive entertainment and other media. Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin presented the annual MPSE Filmmaker Award to Director Guillermo del Toro. Supervising Sound Editors Wylie Stateman and Shannon McIntosh presented the Career Achievement Award to Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Harry Cohen.
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ELEMENTS Showcases award-winning ELEMENTS CUBE at BVE
ELEMENTS Showcases award-winning  ELEMENTS CUBE at BVE
UK partner QsmartStorage to demonstrate ELEMENTS’ comprehensive workflow and MAM package that enables native sharing of media files across all applications
ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, will be showcasing its award-winning portable media storage ELEMENTS CUBE at BVE in London on stand F.14 with QsmartStorage. BVE, the UK’s leading Entertainment and Media Tech event, dedicated to broadcast, production and post-production will take place from 28 February – March 2, 2017 at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London.
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Avid Releases New, Enhanced Versions of Popular Editing Tools for Powering Faster, More Efficient Production Workflows
Avid Releases New, Enhanced Versions of Popular Editing Tools for Powering Faster, More Efficient Production Workflows
New versions of PhraseFind and ScriptSync options for Avid Media Composer give video editing professionals new levels of production creativity and workflow efficiency
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the return of PhraseFind™ and ScriptSync® options for Avid Media Composer®, the industry’s preeminent nonlinear editing solution, giving video professionals the powerful tools and accelerated creative workflows they need to create high-quality, engaging and immersive content more efficiently. The launch of new, enhanced versions of PhraseFind and ScriptSync delivers on Avid’s commitment to offering the most comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and optimize media on the MediaCentral® Platform, the industry’s most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media.
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University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game Video
University of South Carolina's "Gamecocks" Among Elite University Sports Teams to Rely on Archion's EditStor for Storage and Editorial of all Live Game VideoArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, proudly announces that the University of Southern Carolina’s Gamecock Productions has entrusted Archion's EditStor for the heavy post production demands of all video content captured live across 21 different school sports teams.
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EditShare Enhanced Scale Out Storage and Production Asset Management Solutions Take on 4K, UHD and Collaborative Workflows at NAB 2017
EditShare Enhanced Scale Out Storage and Production Asset Management Solutions Take on 4K, UHD and Collaborative Workflows at NAB 2017
On display at NAB 2017, EditShare XStream EFS distributed storage and Flow production asset management provide thousands of media creatives a collaborative platform with innovative hybrid cloud workflows for secure remote productions
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, invites NAB 2017 attendees to get hands-on with EditShare’s latest turbo-charged media management solutions for 4K, UHD, HDR, VR and remote productions. Newly enhanced flagship products on display include the scale-out, distributed media storage solution XStream EFS with the fully integrated advanced production asset management solution Flow.
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ELEMENTS ONE at Innovation Zone of HPA Tech Retreat
ELEMENTS ONE at Innovation Zone of HPA Tech Retreat
Award-winning all-in-one SAN/NAS server and storage appliance enables a wide range of applications, including Avid, to share media files natively
ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, will be showcasing its one-of-a-kind ELEMENTS ONE SAN/NAS server for the first time at HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs, CA. The informal, yet very popular convention attracts the top industry-engineering, technical, and creative talent and covers all aspects of digital-cinema, post-production, film, television, video, and related technologies. The event will take place from 20th – 24th February 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells, CA.
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Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017
Broadcast Pix Showcases Integrated Production Switchers with Digital Garage at BVE 2017Broadcast Pix™ will demonstrate its live production systems with Digital Garage during BVE 2017 (Stand K52), which runs Feb. 28 – March 2 at ExCeL London. In addition to its integrated production switchers, Broadcast Pix will demonstrate the new Broadcast Pix Commander™ series of live production systems with a streamlined touchscreen interface and BPNet™ cloud-based video workflow service.
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Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360°/VR Filmmaking
Academy Award-winning Mocha plug-in from Boris FX now available for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts.
Mocha​®​ VR​ is a groundbreaking new software tool bringing high-end visual effects and post-production workflows to 360°/VR filmmaking. Based on Imagineer’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking algorithm, ​Mocha VR​ is also the first plug-in to bring native 360​°​ optimized planar tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization tools to host applications Adobe​®​ Premiere Pro​®​ CC, Adobe​®​ After Effects​®​ CC, Avid Media Composer​®​, The Foundry’s NUKE™, and Blackmagic Design Fusion.
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Wild Dream Films, Upgrades Facilis Shared Storage to Support Business Growth
Wild Dream Films, Upgrades Facilis Shared Storage to Support Business Growth
Five year issue-free operation with TerraBlock makes upgrade choice easy
Facilis Technology, a leading international manufacturer of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, has announced a major upgrade and storage capacity increase to its TerraBlock shared storage system at multi-award winning production company, Wild Dream Films.
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Focusrite Simplifies Red and Pro Tools | HD Combinations
Focusrite Simplifies Red and Pro Tools | HD CombinationsFocusrite announces that, together with AVID, it has created a simpler way for customers to combine Red 4Pre and Red 8Pre interfaces with Pro Tools | HD 12.6 and up, making their music easy to make. If customers buy and register a Red 4Pre or Red 8Pre interface after 18 January 2017, a Pro Tools | DigiLink I/O License can be placed on their iLok free of charge.
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Avid Powers Media Production of Super Bowl LI for FOX Sports
Avid Powers Media Production of Super Bowl LI for FOX Sports
Avid tools and workflows help enable FOX Sports’ production teams to collaborate remotely, maximize their media assets and engage viewers with compelling content across multiple platforms, including immersive VR experiences
Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that its comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and optimize media will play a key role during FOX Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LI, taking place on February 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Avid solutions will enable FOX Sports to facilitate collaboration between production teams located over a thousand miles apart, give all editors immediate access to the footage they need, and create an immersive virtual reality experience for viewers as the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons.
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South Lake Audio Services' Mixers Keith Rogers and Scott Weber Garner CAS Award Nomination for HBO's WESTWORLD
South Lake Audio Services' Mixers Keith Rogers and Scott Weber Garner CAS Award Nomination for HBO's WESTWORLDSouth Lake Audio Services Re-Recording Mixers Keith Rogers, CAS and Scott Weber have received a nomination in the Cinema Audio Society’s 53rd CAS Awards for their work on the HBO television series WESTWORLD. They share the nomination with Production Mixer John Pritchett, CAS; ADR Mixer Mark Kondracki and Foley Mixer Geordy Sincavage. The nomination, in the category Television – 1 Hour, comes for the series' pilot episode, The Original.
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Matrox® at BVE 2017 — Product Preview
Matrox® at BVE 2017 — Product Preview
Lecture Capture Appliance, 4K Quad Encoder Card, 4K IP Multiviewer, Multi-Camera Recording App & H.264 Streaming Devices to Be Showcased
At Broadcast Video Expo 2017 (Excel London, Feb. 28–Mar. 2, stand J18), Matrox® will exhibit their latest in H.264 streaming and recording devices, including the dual-input Monarch LCS™, beside the complete family of Monarch™ streaming appliances, the Maevex™ 6100 quad encoder card, the Mura IPX™ IP multiviewer card, along with the VS4Recorder Pro™ multi-camera recording app.
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EditShare Provides a Collaborative Media Platform for BVE 2017 Attendees
EditShare Provides a Collaborative Media Platform for BVE 2017 Attendees
XStream EFS distributed storage and Flow production asset management provide the foundation for 4K, UHD and Virtual Reality content; new hybrid workflows make secure cloud collaboration a cost-effective reality
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, will exhibit its line of professional collaborative media solutions, including the company’s flagship tiered media storage and integrated asset management products, XStream EFS and Flow, at the BVE 2017 exhibition held 28 February to 2 March at ExCel London on stand H14.
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Steve Holyhead Joins AJA as Senior Product Manager
Steve Holyhead Joins AJA as Senior Product Manager
Industry Veteran Brings More than Twenty Years of Industry Experience to New Role
AJA Video Systems has hired Steve Holyhead as the new Senior Product Manager for desktop products, based in the company's Grass Valley, Calif. headquarters. Steve joins AJA from Fox Broadcasting Company where he most recently served as Director of Technical Operations. He brings a wealth of experience into this role, having worked in senior positions both client-side in production, and with technology developers that include Avid and Discreet (now Autodesk).
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EditShare Presents at “Welcome to the World of Virtual Reality”
EditShare Presents at “Welcome to the World of Virtual Reality”
“Don’t panic, it’s all good under the hood!” EditShare demystifies managing 
virtual reality content
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, will present its virtual reality workflow at the sold-out “Welcome to the World of Virtual Reality” event on February 8, 2017 in Soho, London. The evening will feature experts from Alchemy VR, Rewind, The Mill and Halo, who will share insights gained from mounting their own VR projects.
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Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company Events
Primerica Selects Archion's EditStor Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company EventsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, is pleased to announce that Primerica, Inc., a leading distributor of financial products to middle income households in North America, has selected Archion Technologies’ EditStor shared storage solution for versatile, high speed storage assignments by the company’s editors while traveling across North America to various live Primerica company events.
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IHSE to Demo KVM Solution at NAMM 2017 as feature of Avid ProTools
IHSE to Demo KVM Solution at NAMM 2017 as feature of Avid ProTools
NAMM Attendees Can Experience the Benefits of IHSE's Default KVM Protocol Integrated Into Pro Tools | S6 Systems
IHSE USA will showcase the latest KVM network capabilities integrated into the Avid Pro Tools | S6 audio control surface at the 2017 NAMM Show, Jan. 19-22 in Anaheim, California. The IHSE KVM solution, based on the Draco tera compact switch with HDMI extenders over Cat X, will be on display with a Pro Tools | S6 workstation in Avid's booth, 6400.
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Archion's EditStor Media Storage Solutions Add Performance, Capacity and Functionality Enhancements
Archion's EditStor Media Storage Solutions Add Performance, Capacity and Functionality EnhancementsArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its award winning EditStor media storage product line, comprised of the EditStor EO, EditStor Velo, EditStor Omni and Omni Hybrid, now feature additional performance, capacity and functionality enhancements.
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Halo Moves To Support 4k Workflows With Software-defined Storage
Halo Moves To Support 4k Workflows With Software-defined Storage
Award-winning London post house sees ERA implement innovative Pixit storage
Halo Post Production, winner of the 2016 best post facility award from Broadcast magazine, has boosted its picture post functionality with PixStor software-defined storage from Pixit Media - powered by Netapp E series storage. The system was implemented and installed on-site by ERA, specialists in image-centric IT solutions for the creative industries. The new installation is particularly aimed at enhancing halo’s 4k capabilities.
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Elements Cube Awarded “Best Product of 2016” by TM Broadcast
Elements Cube Awarded “Best Product of 2016” by TM Broadcast
Mobile media server and storage device recognized for increasing efficiency on-set
ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, has announced that its mobile media server and storage appliance ELEMENTS CUBE has been recognized as “Best Product of 2016” by TM Broadcast. The unique solution impressed with its exceptional design and unique features, allowing customers to carry up to 32TB portable high-performance media storage in an ultra-small chassis.
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Genelec Inc. Bolsters Sales Force with New Hires
Genelec Inc. Bolsters Sales Force with New Hires
John Whitcore and Steffenee Copley join the Genelec U.S. team
Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for over 35 years, announces two new key hires bolstering the company’s U.S. sales force: John Whitcore has been named Territory Manager, and Steffenee Copley has been added as Western Region – Sales.
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Facilis Announces Strong Growth in Sales throughout APAC Region
Facilis Announces Strong Growth in Sales throughout APAC Region
Product reliability, cost efficiency and local channel support combine to create compelling customer proposition in Asian broadcast markets
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced strong growth in sales throughout 2016 in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Recently, the company has announced a number of new high-profile customer installations of its TerraBlock shared storage systems.
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FilmLight provides future-proof picture finishing for Sky
FilmLight provides future-proof picture finishing for Sky
Leading European broadcaster implements extensive FilmLight network to improve time, cost and creativity for short and long form content
Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, has extended the capabilities of its post-production department with a suite of high-performance colour tools and technology from FilmLight. The new systems will allow Sky to serve the increasing technological demands of external clients as well as in-house departments at the company’s headquarters at Osterley, West London.
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Soundly Cloud-based Sound Effects Service and Editing Application
Soundly Cloud-based Sound Effects Service and Editing Application
Comprehensive cloud-based sound library and workflow tool puts thousands of sounds at any content creator's fingertips instantly
Soundly, a startup audio technology company, today released Soundly, a cloud-based sound effects library and workflow tool. Soundly represents a completely new approach to sound effects access and editing. A cloud-based sound library with access to thousands of premium sound effects and a powerful workflow tool, Soundly lets video and audio editors instantly search the cloud or local sound libraries, customize sounds, and place them to picture instantly, wherever they have an Internet connection. Traditional sound effect libraries can be expensive, hard to use, and not very portable. Content creators know that good sound can make or break a video or film, and Soundly was created to give affordable access to thousands of sounds along with access to a community of specialist sound designers.
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ZDF Modernizes Multiple Broadcast Studios with EditShare
ZDF Modernizes Multiple Broadcast Studios with EditShare
ZDF Modernizes Multiple Broadcast Studios with EditShare High-performance XStream shared storage, Flow production asset management and Ark archiving solutions provide ZDF’s Bremen, Cairo, Istanbul, New York, Saarbrücken, Tel Aviv and Warsaw facilities state-of-the-art media management capabilities
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that German broadcaster ZDF has begun a large-scale update of its broadcast studio locations including Bremen, Cairo, Istanbul, New York, Saarbrücken, Tel Aviv and Warsaw to an EditShare end-to-end media management workflow featuring a tiered storage environment with integrated production asset management.
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Marquis & Spectra Logic Develop Complete Media Management & Archive Solution for Avid Users
Marquis & Spectra Logic Develop Complete Media Management & Archive Solution for Avid UsersMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. Marquis has today announced the development of a complete media management and archive solution for Avid users through the integration between Project Parking, its Avid storage management solution, and Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl® Deep Storage Gateway. The enhancement now allows retrieval of bins and media from a project in a permanent deep archive, enabling rapid business continuity.
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nablet™ Releases Avid Media Access Plug-ins
nablet™ Releases Avid Media Access Plug-ins
The nablet Avid Media Access plug-ins are available now for download from nablet’s website
nablet, a leading provider of media processing technologies, announced today that it has released a suite of plug-ins to support the workflow of professional Sony video formats for the Avid® MediaCentral® Platform via Avid Media Access. nablet assumed Sony AMA plug-in development to ensure continuous improvement. The nablet AMA plug-ins for Sony allow users to link, play and edit Sony’s XAVC/XDCAM and SRMASTER formats including the new X-OCN format. Furthermore, they will allow export of XAVC and SR SStP (MPEG-4 SStP) formats throughout the MediaCentral Platform.
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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
December 7–8, 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (www.nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).
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IABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business Conference
IABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business ConferenceIABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business Conference Outstanding winners raise the bar yet again for future contenders IABM today announced the winners of its prestigious annual awards at the IABM Annual International Business Conference which took place in London on 1st and 2nd December 2016. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in four key areas of the broadcast and media technology industry which IABM regards as key to its ongoing health and success. A fifth award – Honorary Membership of IABM - is made to an individual who has played a major role in the development of the industry and contributed to the advancement of IABM over the course of their career.
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IABM recognizes Ole Peter Clausen with lifetime Honorary IABM Membership
IABM recognizes Ole Peter Clausen with lifetime Honorary IABM MembershipIABM recognizes Ole Peter Clausen with lifetime Honorary IABM Membership Founder and CEO of Danmon Group and Dan Technologies rewarded for lifetime of innovation in the broadcast industry At its 2016 Annual International Business Conference and Awards, IABM awarded lifetime Honorary IABM Membership to Ole Peter Clausen, CEO of Dan Technologies.
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Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with Facilis TerraBlock at its Heart
Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with  Facilis TerraBlock at its Heart
Facilis shared storage proves an efficient and affordable solution at Powervision TV
Facilis Technology, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, has announced the completion of a project that sees it’s TerraBlock shared storage system establish non-linear workflows at Indian international broadcaster, Powervision TV. Throughout this project, Facilis worked closely with its primary Indian channel partner, Wecom Global.
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PowerProduction Software Releases Martini v3 Storyboarding Plug-in
PowerProduction Software Releases Martini v3 Storyboarding Plug-in
Revolutionary Post-Production Plug-in for Adobe, Apple, Avid, and VEGAS video editors
PowerProduction Software, a leading developer of visualization software for film and video production, and MacVideo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for video editors, announce version 3 of Martini, PowerProduction Software’s storyboarding plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and VEGAS Pro. Featuring all-new props, hundreds of new backgrounds, and a powerful new interface, Martini v3 is the ultimate storyboarding tool for video editors.
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One Year On from Major Expansion, Sixteen19 Continues to Lead the Way
One Year On from Major Expansion, Sixteen19 Continues to Lead the Way
State-of-the-art boutique post company celebrates a year in Chelsea with launch of second 4K theater.
Sixteen19, a growing powerhouse on the post-production scene, marked one year at its new headquarters in Chelsea with the launch of its second 4K DI finishing theater. The theater will enable the company’s premier group of artists and technicians –led by co-founders Pete Conlin and Jonathan Hoffman, and Senior colorist Andrew Francis– to build on a breakthrough year marked by physical expansion, high-profile projects and in-roads into new markets.
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Renowned Sound Designer Scott Gershin Adopts NUGEN Audio Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo Upmix
Renowned Sound Designer Scott Gershin Adopts NUGEN Audio Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo UpmixAcclaimed sound designer and feature film supervising sound editor Scott Gershin has chosen NUGEN Audio's Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo Upmix plug-ins. Gershin is using the Loudness Toolkit 2 in concert with an Avid Pro Tools | S6 control surface to produce loudness-compliant mixes on a wide range of projects. Halo Upmix gives him an efficient, reliable, and powerful means of creating a high-quality 5.1/7.1 surround upmix from stereo source materials.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound Formats
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound Formats
New mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats
Responding to the growing popularity of home theater systems with immersive sound, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a new mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats. Located on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, the new stage is designed to simulate a home theater environment and equipped to master feature film and television projects in Dolby Atmos®, Auro-3D and other immersive sound formats. This new room has been used to prepare several feature titles for Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD Disc, and digital delivery.
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Zodiak Media uses MatrixStore to Solve Avid ISIS Data Management Problems
Zodiak Media uses MatrixStore to Solve Avid ISIS Data Management ProblemsObject Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries, today announces that Zodiak Media AB,one of the world's top 3 independent media content groups,has deployed 300 terabytes of MatrixStore object storage to provide consolidated nearline storage for multiple workflows at its Stockholm offices in Sweden.
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Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"
Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"
Reprising its role from “Selma,” Hula provides technology and support to director/producer Ava DuVernay and editor Spencer Averick for new, 13-part television series.
Queen Sugar¸ the new OWN series from Warner Horizon Television and Harpo Productions and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, tells the story of three estranged siblings who, after a family tragedy, reunite to run an 800-acre sugar farm in Louisiana. Based on the best-seller by Natalie Baszile, the show is a rich and deeply moving tale of people overcoming risk and reinventing themselves.
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Eyeheight LE-2M Legalisers Used Again in the Continuing Story of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!"
Eyeheight LE-2M legalisers have returned to the tropical jungle of New South Wales for the latest series of the television show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! This year's contestants include footballer Wayne Bridge, Jordan Banjo from Diversity, Carol Vorderman, Olympian Sam Quek, presenter Lisa Snowdon, and actors Adam Thomas and Larry Lamb. The UK series, transmitted across the ITV network, has been supported for many years and is a major highlight of the ITV schedule.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 Update
Major update adds new 3D LUTs, focus assist features and improved DNxHD and DNxHR support
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.3, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist customers that adds 3D LUTs to both models. This update also adds features to the 5” Blackmagic Video Assist including improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.3 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist customers.
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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Coveted Honors Shine Spotlight on Creative Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the winners of the 2016 HPA Awards (#hpaawards) during a gala celebration tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.
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NewBlueFX Launches New Version of Flagship Video Titling Tool
NewBlueFX Launches New Version of Flagship Video Titling Tool
Titler Pro 5 includes over 60 improvements to make titling more efficient than ever before
NewBlue Inc., a leading provider of video titling technology, effects, and transitions, today announced the newest version of their flagship titling tool, Titler Pro 5. Titler Pro 5 accelerates titling by delivering an easy-to-learn and familiar workflow with a wide range of pre-built templates and animations, compatible with the top non-linear video editing programs.
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Facilis TerraBlock at work on Canadian family drama series Backstage
Facilis TerraBlock at work on Canadian family drama series BackstageFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that the postproduction team for Canadian family drama series Backstage is again relying Facilis TerraBlock for their collaborative editorial workflow for season 2.
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Archion's Ultra High Performance EditStor Omni Media Storage Certified for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Archion's Ultra High Performance EditStor Omni Media Storage Certified for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve StudioArchion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS systems – designed for 4K workflows in post-production, finishing, graphics, visual effects, and other types of video media – have been certified for use with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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Webinar: Sapphire 10's Transition Builder for Premiere Pro Editors
Webinar: Sapphire 10's Transition Builder for Premiere Pro Editors
Premiere Pro editors will learn how to take transitions to the next level with the Transition Builder featured in Sapphire 10
Exclusive Webinar: The Perfect Cut with Sapphire 10's Transition Builder. Don't miss Nick Harauz teach Premiere Pro editors how to take transitions to the next level with the new Sapphire 10 Transition Builder. You are invited to join Adobe certified trainer Nick Harauz as he teaches Premiere Pro editors how to take transitions to the next level with the Transition Builder featured in Sapphire 10. Learn how to create custom transitions and access hundreds of cutting-edge presets that you can drag onto a cut just like a dissolve.
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How Stranger Things Happened [On Demand Webinar]
How Stranger Things Happened [On Demand Webinar]This summer, Stranger Things captivated audiences worldwide by delivering an addictive blend of science fiction, horror, and 80’s pop culture. In our upcoming live webinar, we’ll sit down with the post-production team to discuss how they created this breakout hit. Gain insight into their creative process and workflows Learn how Avid solutions helped them create the show’s nostalgic feel Find out what it was like working on the hit show
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Emmy® recognition for Aussie software revolutionising international film and TV production
Emmy® recognition for Aussie software revolutionising international film and TV production
Group It For Me! developers have been recognised for their world-first software that shaves hours off film and television production.
Australia-based duo Shruti Patel and Jason “JJ” Jamieson are the recipients of a prestigious Engineering Emmy Award that is bestowed by America’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Award is for engineering developments that have a revolutionary impact on the transmission, recording or reception of television. Ms Patel said the software delivers massive time and cost savings to major production companies around the globe. “Group It For Me! automates the grouping and multigrouping processes in the post production workflow,” Ms Patel said.
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Facilis Technology Helps Establish Collaborative Workflows for Hong Kong Broadcaster
Facilis Technology Helps Establish Collaborative Workflows for Hong Kong Broadcaster
Reseller Picture Planes helps Fung Ying Seen Koon revolutionize productivity and creativity with a modern shared storage environment
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets has installed a TerraBlock 24D 48TB shared storage system in a new broadcast production facility in Hong Kong. Taoist religious and cultural organization, Fung Ying Seen Koon (FYSK), broadcasts a single TV channel over Hong Kong’s IPTV network. It is now using its new Facilis TerraBlock to revolutionize production workflows, introducing far more collaboration between its editors and program producers.
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Red Digital Cinema To Show Newest Cameras At Camerimage
Red Digital Cinema To Show Newest Cameras At Camerimage
RED Stand Will Also Showcase DEDO Lights and Cooke Optics
RED Digital Cinema will be exhibiting at Camerimage International Film Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland from November 12-19. Those visiting RED’s stand can interact with RED’s DSMC2TM cameras including the newest cameras, RED EPIC-W and WEAPON® 8K S35, which feature RED’s new HELIUM™ sensor.
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Marquis to Launch Worx4 Pro at NAB New York 2016
Marquis to Launch Worx4 Pro at NAB New York 2016
Marquis will also demonstrate the latest version of Project Parking
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. Marquis has announced it is to launch Worx4 Pro, its first project and storage management productivity tool for Adobe Premiere Pro CC at NAB New York 9-10 November on booth 652.
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Marquis to Make Work Flow Better at NAB New York 2016
Marquis to Make Work Flow Better at NAB New York 2016
Marquis will showcase a new Medway 4K post production workflow, which combines the high performance of Avid storage with low performance tier two storage, to transform the cost and speed of 4K post production.
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. Marquis has announced it will demonstrate its latest workflow integration solutions at NAB New York 9-10 November on booth 652.
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Archion Technologies Expands Gallaudet University's Workflow Capabilities with EditStor Omni
Archion Technologies Expands Gallaudet University's Workflow Capabilities with EditStor Omni
Omni increased storage capacity two-fold with a substantial 4K pipeline for future UHD projects and Avid project-sharing.
Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that the renowned Gallaudet University media department has, since 2007, enjoyed a highly successful and long term relationship with Archion, further establishing Archion as one of the country’s leading providers of shared storage solutions for institutions of higher education, including such other prominent universities as Stanford and the University of Southern Carolina.
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HHB supplies Pro Tools | S6 to Dolby in-house theatre
HHB supplies Pro Tools | S6 to Dolby in-house theatre
In-house multi-use theatre is used to demonstrate the latest in Dolby technology, training, content creation and QCing Digital Cinema Packages.
HHB Communications, the UK’s leading supplier of pro-audio technology, has provided Dolby’s UK headquarters in Royal Wootton Basset with an Avid Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface. Dolby's multi-use theatre hosts the S6, which is used to demonstrate the latest in Dolby technology, for technical training, internal and external content creation, and QCing Digital Cinema Packages. With all the different uses and different people working in the theatre, it is important that all the equipment integrates correctly and the room is easy to change into different configurations.
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Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Announced
Winners of the Second Annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Announced
Film Festival Held During SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Featured 24 Official Selections From Around the World
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), the organization serving the professional media creation and finishing community, have announced the winners of the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.
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Spill Plug-in from Neyrinck Accelerates Surround Mixing and Sound Design in Pro Tools
Spill Plug-in from Neyrinck Accelerates Surround Mixing and Sound Design in Pro Tools
New Spill Plug-in from Neyrinck Accelerates Surround Mixing and Sound Design in Pro Tools Spill plug-in is the one essential high-end film console feature everyone working in surround will want to get their hands on
Neyrinck today introduced a new AAX Native, AAX DSP and AAX AudioSuite plug-in called ‘Spill’ for Pro Tools that makes it fast and easy to adjust channel levels on surround audio and bus tracks, just like the “spill” feature found on high-end digital film consoles. Spill is the first plug-in to support the powerful new V-PlugIn controller app for iPad/iPhone for super-fast access to tracks and their plug-ins. Spill is immediately available to all owners of a V-Control Pro Bundle license. The Spill installer download includes a 7-day free trial license.
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Pebble Beach Systems Highlights Automation, Virtualized Playout, and Migration Tools at NAB NY
Pebble Beach Systems Highlights Automation, Virtualized Playout, and Migration Tools at NAB NY
Pebble Beach Systems will introduce Orca, a new software-defined virtualized IP channel solution that meets the needs of centralcast hubs, service providers, Multiple Channel Operators, and broadcasters.
At NAB NY 2016, on booth 1719, Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will be showcasing solutions designed to help broadcasters evolve their playout infrastructure.
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Digital Anarchy Launches Intelligent Video Sharpening Tool for FCPX and Adobe After Effects/Premiere Pro
Digital Anarchy Launches Intelligent Video Sharpening Tool for FCPX and Adobe After Effects/Premiere Pro
GPU Accelerated Sharpening Uses Built-In Masks, Intelligent Algorithms for Unprecedented Image Enhancement of HD and 4K Video
Digital Anarchy (www.digitalanarchy.com) announced today the release of Samurai Sharpen for Video, an intelligent new video sharpening tool for FCPX and Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro editors and artists. Digital Anarchy Samurai Sharpen for Video is edge-aware sharpening software that uses a number of intelligent algorithms, as well as GPU acceleration to give users working with HD and 4K footage unprecedented image quality control.
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Leading Pan-European AV Rental Company, AED Group, Upgrades Inventory with 20 AJA Ki Pro Ultras
Leading Pan-European AV Rental Company, AED Group, Upgrades Inventory with 20 AJA Ki Pro Ultras
AED selected Ki Pro Ultra to offer its customers a cost-effective and compact solution to playback and record 4K Ultra HD footage
AV industry solutions provider and equipment rental house AED recently upgraded its inventory with the purchase of 20 AJA Ki Pro Ultra video recorder and playback devices. With offices located in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK, AED is committed to providing its customers in professional AV with affordable solutions tailored to meet every budget.
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South Coast Film & Video Shoots Houston METRO Transit Authority Commercial Spots with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
South Coast Film & Video Shoots Houston METRO Transit Authority Commercial Spots with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
DP Everett Gorel said he opted for the Panasonic VariCam LT because it stood out in terms of its broad dynamic range and extreme low-light capabilities.
Full-service production company South Coast Film & Video (Houston, TX) recently purchased a Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder that has been used to shoot a new commercial campaign for METRO, the Houston transportation agency serving the nation’s 4thlargest city.
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EuclidIQ names Dane Kottke as Chief Product Development Officer
EuclidIQ names Dane Kottke as Chief Product Development OfficerEuclidIQ®, a leading provider of video compression products that mimic the human visual system, today announced that it has promoted Dr. Dane Kottke to Chief Product Development Officer. In his new position, Dr. Kottke will oversee the development of EuclidIQ’s products, including video algorithm design and optimization, video codec architectures, quality control, and software APIs for video coding.
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The Farm Drives Business Continuity with Marquis' Workspace Parking
The Farm Drives Business Continuity with Marquis' Workspace Parking
The Farm uses Marquis Broadcast's Workspace Parking as their set and forget solution, to keep up-to-date copies of Avid ISIS workspaces on nearline storage.
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. Marquis has announced that leading Soho-based post production house, The Farm, has installed Workspace Parking as a business continuity solution for Avid edit storage.
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Avid Connect 2017
Avid Connect 2017
Reimagine what community means to our industry
In 2017, the Avid Customer Association will be working as one to reimagine what community means to our industry. And we're creating a number of ways for attendees to play an active role. Be there at Avid Connect 2017 to experience:
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AJA Hires Robert Stacy as Asia Pacific General Manager
AJA Hires Robert Stacy as Asia Pacific General Manager
Industry Veteran to Oversee AJA Sales and Marketing Across Region
AJA Video Systems has hired Robert Stacy as the company’s new Asia Pacific General Manager, based in Tokyo, Japan, Stacy joins the team with more than two decades of experience in the digital video technology business.
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Archion's Award Winning, NDI Certified, Shared Media Storage Solutions Now Being Distributed to Digital Resellers Through US Broadcast
Archion's Award Winning, NDI Certified, Shared Media Storage Solutions Now Being Distributed to Digital Resellers Through US BroadcastArchion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that it has been selected by US Broadcast for channel distribution. Archion's products deliver some of the highest storage speeds – contained within the fewest number of chasses -- in the industry, giving broadcast and content creation facilities the ability to deploy more seats ore demanding applications with fewer storage arrays. This tremendous network storage performance enables a single solution for large scale editorial, VFX, color grading, and more.
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Shogun Inferno now shipping. 4K 60p HDR filmmaking has arrived.
Shogun Inferno now shipping. 4K 60p HDR filmmaking has arrived.
The award winning Shogun Inferno – the world’s most advanced monitor recorder – is now shipping, ushering in the exciting new era of 4K 60p HDR filmmaking
Since its inception, Atomos has been famous for redefining what monitors and recorders can do for all types of cameras and all types of filmmakers. The Atomos difference is that we develop cutting edge technology to propel the industry forward but deliver it at a price point and with a user interface that opens the technology up to the entire filmmaking community. Shogun Inferno gives the Atomos treatment to 4K 60p Log/Raw cameras, delivering high frame rate / high resolution recording & high dynamic range / high bright monitoring for under $2,000 USD MSRP.
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Euronews Selects Dalet to Power Multilingual News Outlet
Euronews Selects Dalet to Power Multilingual News Outlet
Single platform unifies news operations; flexible configuration better supports multi-language needs and specialized productions
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, today announced that Euronews has signed a contract for a Dalet news solution to facilitate production and playout of its linear and non-linear products. Operating as one channel that broadcasts in 13 languages, Euronews will use Dalet to meet the needs of the Euronews' group development. The sizeable installation will support 200 simultaneous users and feature all three Dalet technology platforms – Dalet Galaxy (media logistics/asset management), Dalet AmberFin (media orchestration/processing) and Dalet Brio (I/O environment) across several sites.
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Red Digital Cinema Epic-W & New Weapon® Cameras Now Shipping
Red Digital Cinema Epic-W & New Weapon® Cameras Now Shipping
Both new cameras feature Red's revolutionary Helium™ 8K S35 sensor
Today RED Digital Cinema will begin shipping two new cameras - the highly anticipated RED EPIC-W and the newest WEAPON®. Both cameras feature the compact and intuitive design of the DSMC2™ form factor as well as the new HELIUM™ 8K S35 sensor. HELIUM - RED’s latest sensor technology - allows for higher resolution in an S35 frame, while maintaining the superior dynamic range found in the award-winning RED DRAGON® sensor.
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EuclidIQ Hires Frank Capria
EuclidIQ Hires Frank Capria
Leading provider of video compression products has hired industry veteran Frank Capria as Chief Product and Marketing Officer
EuclidIQ®, a leading provider of video compression products that mimic the human visual system, today announced that it has hired film, TV and broadcast technology industry veteran Frank Capria as Chief Product and Marketing Officer. Capria will be responsible for the company’s flagship IQ264 encoding optimization product and is tasked with the development of new apps and platforms for creation and publication of high quality, bandwidth reduced, streaming media.
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Archion EditStor Keeps Away "The Heat" From Langley Productions' "COPS"
Archion EditStor Keeps Away "The Heat" From Langley Productions' "COPS"
Langley has over 20 Avid editors connected with 10GigE to EditStor for their shows ‘COPS’ and ‘Jail’
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its EditStor has been successfully performing as the post production storage for the hit Langley Productions reality TV series “Cops,” as well as other Langley TV series, including “Jail.”
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Umedia Expands Global Reach To Vancouver, BC
Umedia Expands Global Reach To Vancouver, BC
Umedia expands its global reach with the launch of new VFX and finishing studio in Vancouver
Umedia is pleased to announce the opening of its first Canadian visual effects and finishing studio, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Umedia Vancouver is the fifth office for Umedia, whose activities span film and television development, production and financing in London, Los Angeles, Brussels and Paris. The Vancouver studio joins VFX facilities in Brussels and Paris, enhancing the group’s international VFX presence and bringing Umedia closer to North American clients.
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Avid Unveils Pro Tools | MTRX Audio Interface for Superior Sound Quality and Unrivaled Flexibility
Avid Unveils Pro Tools | MTRX Audio Interface for Superior Sound Quality and Unrivaled Flexibility
New Avid audio interface gives audio professionals detailed sound quality and flexible monitoring, I/O and routing to facilitate creativity and improve efficiency
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today introduced Pro Tools® | MTRX, a versatile new audio interface for Pro Tools | HDX and HD Native. Developed by Digital Audio Denmark for Avid, Pro Tools | MTRX gives Pro Tools users the superior sonic quality of DAD’s legendary AD and DA converters—along with incredibly flexible monitoring, I/O, and routing capabilities—all in one powerful unit. Powered by the MediaCentral® Platform, it integrates seamlessly with Pro Tools | S6 and Pro Tools | S3 control surfaces.
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Avid Showcases New Innovations for Audio, Expanded Partnerships at AES 2016
Avid Showcases New Innovations for Audio, Expanded Partnerships at AES 2016
New workflow updates, flexible offerings, and expanded partnerships offer audio professionals the foundation to create high-quality content more efficiently and affordably
AES (Booth #303) – Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the availability of new audio editing innovations and flexible options for accessing its flagship Pro Tools® | HD toolset. Fulfilling key promises of Avid Everywhere™, these advancements, enabled by the MediaCentral® Platform, accelerate recording, editing, and mixing workflows so audio professionals can create the highest-quality content more powerfully, efficiently, and affordably.
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Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards Nominees
Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards Nominees
Creative nominations announced for editing, sound, visual effects and color grading
The Hollywood Professional Association® (HPA) today announced the nominees for its 2016 HPA Awards. Considered the standard-bearer for excellence and innovation in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity, the HPA Awards honor creative achievement and artistic excellence.
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Match TV Harnesses the Power of Avid Studio Suite to Create Stunning Sports Coverage and Boost Revenue Streams
Match TV Harnesses the Power of Avid Studio Suite to Create Stunning Sports Coverage and Boost Revenue Streams
Avid graphics solutions enables Russian public sports broadcaster to create compelling graphics and promotions for global sporting events
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that Match TV, the Russian public sports broadcaster, is relying on the Avid MediaCentral® Platform and the Avid Studio Suite for the creation of world-class graphics packages for national and global sporting events. Match TV also recently added Avid Invictus to its extensive Avid graphics toolset in order to enhance its live sporting events.
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Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K Workflows
Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K Workflows
Archion/Telestream combination makes for a very powerful 4K video storage workflow system
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Velo, Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS creative storage systems - designed for storage and playback of 4K digital video in post-production, production, graphics, finishing and all types of video media – have been certified for Telestream Vantage.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces Sapphire Version 10. Available Now.
GenArts, Inc. Announces Sapphire Version 10. Available Now.
Major new release adds creative VFX tools and features, boosts efficiency, and streamlines workflows for editors and artists
Following the recently announced merger with Boris FX & Imagineer Systems, GenArts releases Sapphire 10, the latest version of the company’s flagship suite of premium visual effects plug-ins. The enhancements in Sapphire 10 focus on new effects, improved features, and boosting efficiency through updated workflow controls, optimized organization, and control measures. The new upgrades come as a direct response to the continually mounting pressure on creative professionals in television, advertising, and motion pictures to produce exceptional work under extremely tight deadlines.
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Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 Suite
Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 Suite
Leading Plug-in Developer Partners with Magix to bring professional motion tracking, keying & 3D motion graphics tools to VEGAS Pro users
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces the inclusion of a new VFX bundle for Magix’s recently released VEGAS Pro 14 Suite. VEGAS Pro 14 is the first major release of the popular VEGAS editing software since Magix took over the product line from Sony’s Creative Software division earlier this year. The new bundle includes significant tools from flagship plug-in collection Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) – BCC 3D Objects, BCC Key & Blend, and BCC Match Move.
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Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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Visitors Will Gain Insight Into Working With Red Cameras And Workflow From Markus Förderer BVK
Visitors Will Gain Insight Into Working With Red Cameras And Workflow From Markus Förderer BVKRED Digital Cinema is heading to CINEC from September 17-19 with Teltec . Those attending the show will have an opportunity to see RED’s entire line of DSMC2TM cameras – RED RAVEN™ 4.5K, SCARLET-W 5K, WEAPON® 6K, WEAPON 8K VV, and the limited edition white WEAPON 8K S35 featuring RED’s newest sensor, HELIUM™.
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Atlantis Television Maximizes Productivity Placing Telestream Vantage at its Heart
Atlantis Television Maximizes Productivity Placing Telestream Vantage at its Heart
From camera ingest through workflow automation, quality control and AS-10 programme output, Vantage helps support France’s leading production company
Telestream® (stand 7.B26), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced that Atlantis Television, France’s largest production company has recently invested in its Vantage media processing and workflow automation platform. Based just outside Paris, Atlantis Television produces a wide variety of shows and supplies programmes to all the leading television channels in France, to BBC and ITV in the UK and to Endemol in Netherlands. On this project Telestream worked closely with its local partner Videlio Cap Cine.
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New Avid VENUE 5.3 Software Delivers Significant Enhancements to VENUE | S6L
New Avid VENUE 5.3 Software Delivers Significant Enhancements to VENUE | S6L
Enhancements including 128 track Pro Tools recording and MADI support delivers greater flexibility and efficiency for live sound engineers
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the availability of a new version of Avid VENUE Software for its award-winning Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system. Delivering on some of the most requested features, significant enhancements in the VENUE 5.3 software update include, 128 track Avid Pro Tools® recording and playback over Ethernet AVB, multiple user-definable fader layouts, Matrix Spill, support for the new MADI-192 MADI Option Card, and more.
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Cutting Through The Confusion Of File-Based Workflows At The September Editors' Lounge
Cutting Through The Confusion Of File-Based Workflows At The September Editors' Lounge
File-Based Powerhouse Solutions For QC, Insert Edits And Workflow Automation And More At The September Editors’ Lounge
The Editors’ Lounge returns from summer hiatus on Friday, September 30th with an evening dedicated to file-based workflows featuring presentations from ROOT6 Technology, Tektronix, Cinedeck and Rohde & Schwarz. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production, 1612. W. Olive Ave. Burbank, CA 91506. The cost to attend is to bring your favorite beverage. Food provided compliments of the Editors’ Lounge. RSVP is required. http://www.editorslounge.com
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NDR Deploys Avid Studio Suite to Revamp Popular Magazine Show
Regional German public broadcaster delivers stunning television graphics with virtual studio solutions powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that German public radio and television broadcaster, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), a regional member of national broadcaster ARD, has implemented a next-generation virtual studio system with multiple solutions from the Avid Studio Suite. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral®Platform,the new system is helping NDR to maintain its competitive edge and revitalize one of the region’s most popular magazine programs.
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Avid Delivers Advanced Audio Post and Mixing Innovations, Fulfilling Key Promises of Avid Everywhere
Avid introduces time-saving workflow improvements and flexible offerings that empower audio professionals to create the highest-quality content faster and more affordably
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today introduced audio editing innovations and new flexible options for accessing their flagship Pro Tools® | HD toolset, further delivering on key promises of Avid Everywhere™. These innovations, enabled by the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, accelerate recording, editing, and mixing workflows so audio professionals can create the highest-quality content more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably.
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Avid Extends Unprecedented Openness with New Alliance Partner Innovations
Expanded Avid Alliance Partner program helps developers create platform-compatible solutions more easily, extending Avid’s status as the most open, most flexible, and most interoperable platform
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced new features for the Avid Alliance Partner program, including new developer testing and certification, new levels of product certification, and additional tools for creating differentiated connections to the Avid MediaCentral® Platform. These innovations deliver on the promise of Avid Everywhere™ and the industry-leading openness of the Avid platform to help professionals easily access the tools they need to create, manage, and distribute content much more efficiently, collaboratively, and profitably.
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Avid Changes the Game with Integrated Sports Workflow Solutions
End-to-end solutions for sports broadcasters who want to accelerate production, improve productivity, and deliver the highest-quality content possible to audiences
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced integrated, end-to-end sports solutions that cover every type of production, from small and mid-sized studio organizations, all the way to large broadcasters and remote productions. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, the new sports workflow provides best of breed tools tightly integrated into a single powerful solution. The sports workflow solution offers everything a sports broadcaster needs to differentiate their brands, create engaging content, and optimize the value of their media.
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Avid Demonstrates Leadership in Emerging IP and UHD Workflows
At IBC 2016, Avid showcases IP and UHD workflow innovation on the open, interoperable Avid MediaCentral Platform
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today previewed solutions for several converging technologies that are driving significant change for the media industry. By supporting real-time IP signals natively in key components of the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, Avid is accelerating the industry’s transition to IP and delivering a unified environment for file-based and live signal-based media workflows that will ease the migration to emerging image formats, including UHD.
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Avid Delivers Continued Innovation for Avid NEXIS, the Industry’s First and Only Software-Defined Storage Platform
New high-density, high-availability Avid NEXIS solutions enable large-scale broadcast and post-production organizations to accelerate production and increase efficiency
Avid®(NASDAQ: AVID) today introduced new innovations for Avid NEXIS™, the industry’s first and only software-defined storage platformspecifically designed for storing and managing media. Leveraging the power of the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, Avid NEXIS provides dynamic virtualization, adaptive protection, and media-savvy collaboration so media organizations of all sizes can accelerate production and increase efficiency.The newly extended Avid NEXIS family now includes high-density and high-availability solutions that provide unrivaled reliability and performance for the most demanding environments.
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Avid Reinvents the Newsroom with a Complete Story-Centric Workflow
Powerful new story-centric workflow solves key production challenges, enabling news organizations to deliver multiple angles of a story across more viewing screens, faster than ever
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today introduced the next-generation newsroom, based around a complete story-centric workflow including multiple Avid solutions and new feature enhancements for modern newsroom management and news production. This new story-centric workflow puts the story at the center of news operations spanning from planning to delivery, and provides the tools news teams need to plan, gather, create, collaborate, manage and deliver news to a wider range of viewers across multiple platforms. With this wide-ranging holistic approach, the story is now the center of all planning and delivery, allowing for more dynamic and organic storytelling and greater workflow agility--both inside and outside the newsroom.
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Avid Powers Success for Seven Network’s Coverage of 2016 Summer Games in Rio
Avid graphics solutions help NEP Group provide turnkey production services for the largest sports operation ever undertaken by an Australian broadcaster
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that NEP Group, Inc. embraced Avid graphics solutions to provide turnkey broadcast production services for Seven Network’s coverage of the recently concluded Summer Games in Rio. The 2016 Olympics represented the largest sports broadcast operation and most comprehensive Olympic coverage ever undertaken by an Australian organization. Avid solutions enabled NEP Group to efficiently deliver a massive amount of high-quality, engaging, and immersive content to Seven Network for distribution across a variety of channels and devices.
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Avid Selects dock10 to Become First Avid Cloud Managed Services Partner
dock10 will harness Avid Everywhere and the MediaCentral platform to provide managed media services via the cloud to its MediaCityUK clients and beyond
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that it has selected dock10, a leading media services provider, to become its first Cloud Managed Services Partner. Established as one of Europe’s top media services providers, providing cutting-edge platform, studio and post-production services at MediaCityUK, dock10 will use Avid Everywhere™ as a foundation to expand its offering into the global media production market.
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Avid Introduces New Product Innovations at IBC 2016 to Help Address Major Industry Challenges
Through the MediaCentral Platform, Avid helps customers deliver the highest-quality content to more channels and devices with greater efficiency, security, and profitability
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced several key innovations for the Avid MediaCentral® Platform and its associated modular application suites, continuing to deliver on the promises of Avid Everywhere™. These innovations and updates address the industry’s most pressing challenges so broadcast organizations and media professionals can create, distribute, and manage content more efficiently and profitably using a single common platform.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 Update
Major new update adds improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, as well as new monitoring options!
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.2, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers that dramatically improves DNxHD and DNxHR support, adds false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.2 update will be available for download from the Blackmagic Design website next week, free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers.
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Filmwerk & Systempiloten Revolutionize Daily Rush Challenge on Germany’s Got Talent Show with Facilis
Filmwerk & Systempiloten Revolutionize Daily Rush Challenge on Germany’s Got Talent Show with Facilis
19 different camera feeds, complete Avid transcode, 110TB data storage required
The next series of Germany’s version of the Got Talent Show, Project Got Talent 2016, is currently in production and will go to air on 10th September. As part of a massive time critical production schedule, Kӧln-based production service companies, Filmwerk GmbH and Systempiloten, have revolutionized the daily rushes process by integrating Facilis’ TerraBlock shared storage system for content creation and post production.
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Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
Plug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry
Boris FX™, the leader in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GenArts Inc., developers of premium special effects plug-ins. GenArts’ renowned flagship product, Sapphire™, is a gold standard for high-end visual effects creation at leading film studios and broadcast facilities around the world.
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Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016
Boris FX Announces Support for The Foundry’s NUKE at IBC 2016Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces Boris Continuum Complete 10 for NUKE. Following successful releases in 2016 for Avid, Adobe, Apple, and OFX hosts (Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas Pro), BCC 10 for OFX brings the industry’s most complete plug-in collection for visual effects, title design, digital beauty work, and image restoration to NUKE from The Foundry.
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Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual production
Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual productionProject Dreamspace, a three-year European Commission-funded project seeks to explore new ways of integrating real and virtual environments, and is showcasing the results of its work as part of the IBC Future Zone. Central to the project is high precision camera tracking combined with real-time depth capture, provided by Ncam, together with virtual production tools from The Foundry. The Dreamspace project – which brings together researchers from Germany and Belgium as well as Ncam and The Foundry – is developing new virtual production tools for use in television, film, and other media including art installations. The project’s paper on its initial work has been selected by IBC as one of the eight most important papers of the year to be included in the prestigious Best of IBC and IET publication.
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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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Award-Winning Director Morgan Spurlock and Renowned Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki to Deliver Keynote Addresses at Avid Connect 2015
With Last Year's Event a Sell-Out and Hundreds of Participants Already Registered for the Second Annual Event of the Avid Customer Association, Limited Space is Filling Quickly
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced exciting developments in its preparation for Avid Connect 2015, the second annual event of the Avid Customer Association, to be held April 10-12, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas--just prior to the NAB show. Guest keynote speakers will include award-winning writer, director, and producer Morgan Spurlock; and Guy Kawasaki, the renowned author, entrepreneur and business advisor.
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Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
It s Day Three of my real world editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and this is going to be the longest blog yet as I want to show you guys a lot of the little things that are making editing in Resolve a pleasure. I know there are a lot...
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Day Two: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
Ok, if I'm being honest about this, Day Two was really a continuation of a very LONG day one. See I finished working last night about 6:30, then wrote the Day One blog, and then was preparing to go to bed around 11pm when I heard my phone chime that...
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