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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used to Broadcast 2016 World Table Tennis Championship
News: Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist Used to Broadcast 2016 World Table Tennis ChampionshipBlackmagic Design announced today that Qoncept, Inc. (Qoncept) used Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist for image processing while broadcasting the World Table Tennis Championship, which was recently broadcast to a live audience via TV-Tokyo Corporation.
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Bluefish444 and Visual Research Inc Integrate Technologies
Bluefish444 Broadcast Asia Stand 5A8-07 Visual Research Inc Broadcast Asia Stand 5K7-05
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, and Visual Research Inc.(VRi), a leading manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics, announced it has partnered with Visual Research Inc. to integrate three Bluefish444 video cards into the KarismaCG family of products.
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TVU Networks Provides One-Stop Live Video Services for US 2016 Presidential Campaign
News: TVU Networks Provides One-Stop Live Video Services for US 2016 Presidential CampaignLeader in IP-Based Live Video Solutions Offering Comprehensive Equipment and On-location Support for Broadcasters Covering Leader in IP-Based Live Video Solutions Offering Comprehensive Equipment and On-location Support for Broadcasters Covering the Road to the White House
a href="http://www.tvunetworks.com/">TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its extensive, proven and award-winning live video uplink products and distribution services for any professional broadcaster covering the 2016 US presidential campaigns.
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URSA EF Used as A Camera on Popular Japanese TV Show on WOWOW
News: URSA EF Used as A Camera on Popular Japanese TV Show on WOWOWProduction of the show is also based around a number of Blackmagic Design products, and is graded using DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design announced today that URSA EF and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K were used to shoot the popular TV drama series "Utenai Keikan." Production of the show is also based around a number of Blackmagic Design products, and is graded using DaVinci Resolve.
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TVU Networks to Demonstrate New Advancements In Cloud-Based Live Video Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2016
News: TVU Networks to Demonstrate New Advancements In Cloud-Based Live Video Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2016Matt McEwen, VP of Product Management, Scheduled Speaker on Advantages of IP Based Workflow for Live Video
Following a successful debut of its two new cloud-based live video solutions at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) in April, TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase TVU Command Center and TVU Alert as well as its complete line of IP-based live video solutions at the upcoming BroadcastAsia Exhibition & Conference. In addition, TVU’s VP of Product Management, Matt McEwen, is a scheduled presenter and will speak about the advantages of broadcasters transitioning to an IP-based workflow for live video. TVU Networks will demonstrate its products at its reseller’s booth, Magna Systems & Engineering (Booth 5C2-01).
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Avid Customers Shine at Cannes International Film Festival
News: 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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The Post Production Event of the Year, "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns to New York City on June 11th
News: 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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NEW WORK: Central Films North Director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Inspires Living with Vigor for Time Out Mexico
News: NEW WORK: Central Films North Director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Inspires Living with Vigor for Time Out MexicoLos Angeles-based Central Films North’s award-winning director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz mourns a life lived within the caution lines in the cinematic spot “Amish Time Out” for Time Out Mexico, out of DDB Mexico.
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Oishii Creative Celebrates Moms In New On-Air Spot For Sprout
News: Oishii Creative Celebrates Moms In New On-Air Spot For Sprout#MomIsHere TV Commercial Supports Ongoing Integrated Mother’s Day Campaign Highlighting Mom’s Winning Moments
After a successful collaboration on Sprout’s 2015 Brand Refresh, creative solutions company Oishii Creative was recently commissioned by the 24-hour preschool television network to create a new on-air :30 spot, “Mom Is Here,” that highlights its annual #MomIsHere campaign in support of moms everywhere.
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Sowing the Seeds Festival Produced with ATEM and Micro Studio
News: Sowing the Seeds Festival Produced with ATEM and Micro StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Sowing the Seeds 2016, a music and lifestyle festival in Jo’burg, South Africa relied on Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and Micro Studio Camera 4K to produce the live to screen visuals for festival performers, including headline acts Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) and Jungle.
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Odd Machine's Seth Henrikson Directs a Star-Studded Cast in Feature Film Debut "Pottersville"
News: Odd Machine's Seth Henrikson Directs a Star-Studded Cast in Feature Film Debut "Pottersville"Odd Machine Co-Founder and Director, Seth Henrikson has wrapped production on his feature film debut. The film is titled “Pottersville” and has attracted an impressive cast of “A” list talent that includes Michael Shannon, Judy Greer, Tom Lennon, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks and Ian McShane. The script was written by Daniel Meyer which Henrikson credits as the key to assembling the powerhouse roster of actors. “Across the board it was the script. Pottersville is one of those rare stories that has it all.... it’s funny, it’s unique, its chock full of fun characters, and it has a big heart. As soon as I read it, I knew it was made for the big screen! All the actors shared that sentiment and were immediately drawn to the project.”
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Atlanta Production Boom Builds File Transfer Demand for Crawford Media
News: 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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NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE, Is Highlight of 2016 NAB Show To
NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference,' Produced With SMPTE®, Is a Highlight of 2016 NAB Show
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the NAB Show's "The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie," produced in partnership with SMPTE, drew crowds of 2016 NAB Show attendees to both its conference sessions and special screenings. These events featured top industry minds and creative talents, who joined to discuss forward-looking techniques and challenges related to making content for theatrical release and beyond.
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Bridge Technologies Expands and Raises the Standard for Digital Video and Media Monitoring
News: Bridge Technologies Expands and Raises the Standard for Digital Video and Media MonitoringBridge Technologies Co AS Booth 5C2-01 with Magna Systems & Engineering: At Broadcast Asia 2016, Bridge Technologies will be represented by Magna Systems & Engineering in booth 5C2-01
“At BroadcastAsia 2016, we are showing our VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor to view and monitor OTT services and real-time streams together with a few more monitoring solutions that exceed conventional levels of performance, and break new ground for adaptability, customization, and ease of use.” — Simen K. Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies
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The Colonie Is Chicago's Big Winner At AICE 2016 - Creative Editors Brian Sepanik + Keith Kristinat Winning Top Honors
News: The Colonie Is Chicago's Big Winner At AICE 2016 - Creative Editors Brian Sepanik + Keith Kristinat Winning Top HonorsCreative Editors Keith Kristinat and Brian Sepanik at AICP Award Presentation
The AICE Awards Show has grown into the post production industry’s premier competition for excellence in post production, creative editorial, music, color grading, design and sound. The Colonie creative editors, Brian Sepanik, and Keith Kristinat, received top honors at the 2016 AICE event, earning the editorial and post house the distinction of taking home the most awards of any Chicago-based company at this year’s presentation.
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LightHouse Films’ Director Ray Zablocki ‘Shoots’ Online Ad For Retro Videogame Super Russian Roulette
News: LightHouse Films’ Director Ray Zablocki ‘Shoots’ Online Ad For Retro Videogame Super Russian RouletteAward-Winning Filmmaker Captures Offbeat Humor In :60 Spot That Helped Drive A Hugely Successful Kickstarter And Product Launch Campaign
Proving the adage that ‘everything old is new again,’ full service production company LightHouse Films’ Ray Zablocki directed the hilariously quirky :60 online ad for new retro videogame Super Russian Roulette, created by Batlab Electronics for the classic NES, the original 8-bit videogame system from Nintendo first introduced to consumers in 1983.
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MPC LA Makes Formidable New Hire & Key Promotion
Casey McIntyre Promoted to Creative Director, MPC Creative
MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce Rob Hodgson has joined the studio as VFX Creative Director for the Advertising division. A well respected and accomplished Visual Effects Supervisor and Artist, his body of work includes Ang Lee’s Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (for which Hodgson received a BAFTA nomination for visual effects), and award-winning commercials such as Kia “Dream Car,” GE “Ideas Are Scary” (both directed by Noam Murro) and Jell-O “Comb Over” (directed by Ulf Johansson). Hodgson joins CD Paul O’Shea to lead the studio’s renowned VFX team, behind recent work such as Nike “The Conductor,” Gatorade “The Dribble Effect” and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Seize Glory.”
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LINC Church Upgrades Audiovisual Capabilities With Blackmagic Design
News: LINC Church Upgrades Audiovisual Capabilities With Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that South African house of worship, LINC, has installed Blackmagic Design live production hardware as part of a fully integrated audiovisual solution in its purpose built campus facility, designed to house the church’s growing congregation.
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Bluefish444 Announces NewTek NDI Integration
NDI-compatible Bluefish444 SDI cards send and receive video and audio over IP to support interconnected production workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer, developer and marketer of the highest quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards in the professional video industry, announced NewTek Network Device Interface (NDI(tm)) integration with its SDI video cards.
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Cooke Optics Displays a Host of New Lenses at CineGear Expo 2016
News: Cooke Optics Displays a Host of New Lenses at CineGear Expo 2016Cooke showcases new 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens, new
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present a range of its latest lenses at Cine Gear LA Expo running from June 2-5 2016 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood.
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Utah Scientific Appoints Scott Barella as CTO
News: Utah Scientific Appoints Scott Barella as CTOUtah Scientific, the world-leading specialist in routing switchers and control software, today announced the appointment of Scott Barella as chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, Barella will work closely with the Utah Scientific engineering team and help manage the product roadmap, including ongoing development of the company's award-winning portfolio of routing and master control switchers. Barella will also drive Utah Scientific's involvement in the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), an independent industry trade association dedicated to bringing interoperable and open-standards-based IP solutions to the market.
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Beijing Hyundai's Elantra Lingdong Launch and VR Stream Produced with ATEM and Teranex Express
News: Beijing Hyundai's Elantra Lingdong Launch and VR Stream Produced with ATEM and Teranex ExpressBlackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based Huangyi Photography and Videography Services used ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K to live produce Beijing Hyundai’s Lingdong launch event at the Shanghai Expo Center.
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Polymedia ensures that BlackTrax is a technical star in Crime and Punishment
News: Polymedia ensures that BlackTrax is a technical star in Crime and PunishmentHours of psychological torment, heavy drinking of alcohol, prostitution and multiple axe murders all feature in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s extraordinary nineteenth century novel
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music Video
News: URSA Mini 4.6K Used to Shoot Aaron Carter's 'Fool's Gold' Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera was used to shoot the music video for Aaron Carter's new hit single "Fool's Gold." DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to grade the music video by Colorist Robert Crosby at L.A.-based post production studio Coyote Post.
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Steven Spielberg to Present John Williams with AFI Life Achievement Award
TNT to Premiere AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS on June 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Steven Spielberg will present John Williams with the American Film Institute's (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award. This marks the first time in AFI history that America's highest honor for a career in film will be bestowed upon a composer. Williams' career will be celebrated at the private Gala Tribute on June 9, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The televised special, AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS, will air on TNT on June 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/ PT), followed by an encore presentation on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on September 12 during a night of programming dedicated to John Williams. This marks the fourth year the Emmy®-winning AFI special has aired on Turner networks.
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Post-Production Toolsets From Adobe, Facilis & Boris FX/Imagineer At May Editors' Lounge
News: 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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Commercial Production Company Cultivate.Media Launches; Signs Acclaimed Director Ali Ali
News: Commercial Production Company Cultivate.Media Launches; Signs Acclaimed Director Ali AliUnderscoring its focus on nurturing ties with creative-minded directors and advertising agencies, TWC Films has rebranded as Cultivate.Media. The Santa Monica-based production company’s new name, logo and website are meant to suggest its mission to build relationships and the evolving nature of advertising production.
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The Foundry Supports Learning and Development with Free Version of MARI
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of MARI Non-commercial. The free, non-watermarked version of the company's Academy Award®-winning 3D texture painting software allows artists to work on personal projects and learn at their own pace.
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World'S First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz
News: World'S First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz7thSense Design Infinity Media Server Serves World's First Live-Action Uncompressed 4K 120Hz Per Eye 3D Test and Dailies Screenings for Ang Lee
As three-time Academy Award-winner Ang Lee shot his upcoming film "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk", the director relied on the Delta Infinity Media Server from media serving experts, 7thSense Design, throughout the production for test and dailies screenings. “4K, 3D, 120 FPS capture gives extraordinary clarity to a film,” said Ang Lee. “It allows us to explore new ground in cinema and engage the audience on a more emotional level.”
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AFI Announces Full Slate of AFI DOCS 2016 Films
94 Films from 30 Countries Include Three World Premieres Screening June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD
Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running June 22–26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The 14th edition showcases 94 films representing 30 countries, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, 12 East Coast premieres and one international premiere. AFI DOCS 2016 screenings will take place in Washington, DC, at the Newseum and the Landmark E Street Cinema, and in Silver Spring, MD, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
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PR: Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EP
News: PR: Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EPDeluxe creative editorial company Beast announces that Melissa Lubin has joined the company as Executive Producer of its New York office. Bringing a decade of deep experience across all facets of production and client services for editorial, sound and graphic design, VFX and finishing, she will lead talent development, build production teams and introduce new clients to Beast’s talent and services.
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VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFX
News: VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFXVeteran Visual Effects Producer Chad Hudson, whose credits include The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has joined FuseFX. Based at the company’s Los Angeles facility, Hudson becomes part of a diverse production team that is creating effects for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and pilots for CBS and Amazon, as well as other upcoming television projects.
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Al Jazeera Installs ATEM Live Production Workflow In Partnership With KidZania London
News: Al Jazeera Installs ATEM Live Production Workflow In Partnership With KidZania LondonBlackmagic Design has today announced that Al Jazeera Media Network and KidZania looks to inspire the next generation of aspiring broadcast talent with a purpose built television studio as part of KidZania London. The optical fiber based multicam 4K studio workflow features broadcast infrastructure from Blackmagic Design.
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Valencia Club de Fútbol Drives Stadium AV With Blackmagic Design
News: Valencia Club de Fútbol Drives Stadium AV With Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design has today announced that Valencia Club de Fútbol is providing fans an enhanced match day experience following an overhaul of the Mestalla Stadium’s live production capabilities using Blackmagic Design video production hardware.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Hosts Avid "Cloud Collaboration" Demonstration
News: 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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Digital Domain Names Ken Roupenian VP, Digital Studio
News: Digital Domain Names Ken Roupenian VP, Digital StudioAcademy Award winning studio, Digital Domain, announced today that Ken Roupenian has joined its ranks in the position of Vice President, Digital Studio. As the studio continues to evolve and expand its business worldwide, Ken brings to the group his incredible expertise in strategic planning and artistic management for digital production. In his role as Vice President of Digital Studio, he will be responsible for the company’s creative teams globally, and will report to Digital Domain Executive Vice President/General Manager, Erika Burton.
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The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The Organization
News: The Global Gift Foundation To Honor Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer At The OrganizationHeavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer will receive the Global Gift "Philanthropreneur" Award at the Global Gift Foundation's Women's Empowerment luncheon. Schotthoefer is being recognized for her work in social justice and human rights, particularly with Syrian refugees, an experience which she wrote about here. A percentage of the proceeds from the May 7th event will go towards the development of a scholarship program for young women in under-resourced areas.
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Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"
News: Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie "Monsterville"Monster-Maker Todd Masters, Founder & President of FX Studio MASTERSFX, has won his second career Emmy Award.
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Backyard Adds Director Sorrel Brae
News: Backyard Adds Director Sorrel BraeBicoastal production company Backyard has signed award-winning director Sorrel Brae for U.S. commercial representation. Known for drawing authentic, emotional performances out of actors and combining them with striking visuals, Sorrel brings his broad creative background, unique perspective and dedication to capturing moments of truth to the commercial production company.
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Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park Pictures
News: Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park PicturesBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed Oscar-nominated documentary and commercial director Kief Davidson for exclusive International representation. Nominated for an Oscar for his documentary Open Heart, Davidson has earned acclaim for striking work for global brands such as GE, Toyota, Absolut and Facebook. In collaboration with the Lego Company, Davidson directed the tremendously popular Radius/Weinstein Company feature doc A Lego Brickumentary in 2015.
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SNS announces three new additions to the EVO storage line-up along with support for 8TB drives
Studio Network Solutions expands their range of workflow defined shared storage for post-production teams of all sizes.
Studio Network Solutions, a leading provider of shared storage solutions for video and audio workgroups, has announced three new products in the EVO Shared Storage line-up. The new products further expand the full range of offerings that Studio Network Solutions has created for professional media workgroups.
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Post Production Spotlighted at Inaugural Event : One Giant Step Forward For Post Production
News: Post Production Spotlighted at Inaugural Event : One Giant Step Forward For Post ProductionAn innovative film editing competition debuts on May 14, 2016
Post production filmmaking launches out of the edit bay and into the spotlight at the debut of L.A. Post Fest, the first of its kind international film festival devoted to the creative and technical process of post production.
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Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel Spotlights
News: Art Directors Guild & American Cinematheque Present THE BELOVED ROGUE Screening/Panel SpotlightsFirst Academy Award®-Winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies: Silent Movie with Live Piano Accompaniment Presented By The Art Directors Guild Film Society and American Cinematheque Sunday, May 22 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a special screening of THE BELOVED ROGUE (1927), the little seen silent epic starring John Barrymore and designed by Academy Award®-winning Production Designer William Cameron Menzies, the artist for whom the credit Production Designer was invented, on Sunday, May 22, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood). The program, which also includes selections from Menzies’ celebrated films, will be moderated by ADG Film Society co-chair Production Designer John Muto (Home Alone) with a live piano accompaniment performed by Cliff Retallick. This will be the second program of the 2016 ADG Film Series entitled “PRODUCTION DESIGN: LOOKING AT NOTHING, SEEING EVERYTHING,” sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.
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New Branded And Immersive Storytelling Studio OffAbbot Launches
News: New Branded And Immersive Storytelling Studio OffAbbot LaunchesContent Leader Relentlessly Focused On Branded Content, Immersive 360VR Story Telling And Drone Technologies; Also, Adam Cohen Named Head Of VR Production
Branded and immersive storytelling studio OffAbbothas launched. Led by Executive Producers Justin Towery and Scott Flor, OffAbbot separates itself from the creative pack thanks to a deep roster of directors and creative strategists that bring a decidedly filmic approach to digital content as well as 360 video and drone storytelling.
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Rapidly growing post house adds Baselight grading suite for new BBC broadcast project, Can’t Touch This
News: 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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Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison Klayman
News: Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison KlaymanNew York-based Washington Square Films has signed New York Times Director to Watch Alison Klayman for her first commercial representation. Named on a NYT list of rising international filmmaking talents under 40, Klayman’s debut feature documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for two Emmys, won a Sundance Special Jury Prize and earned a Director's Guild of America nomination. In commercials, Alison has directed noteworthy branded work for lululemon and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, among others.
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Art Directors Club 95th Annual Awards Celebration and Exhibition returns to NYC, June 9 at ADC Gallery
News: Art Directors Club 95th Annual Awards Celebration and Exhibition returns to NYC, June 9 at ADC GalleryWinning work from ADC Gold, Silver and, for the first time, Bronze Cube recipients to be exhibited at ADD Gallery June 9th -- July 31
At fter three years on the road, the Art Directors Club Annual Awards makes its return to New York with the ADC 95th Annual Awards Celebration and Exhibition, taking place on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the ADC Gallery.
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Park Pictures Director Vincent Haycock and Florence Welch Premiere The Odyssey
News: Park Pictures Director Vincent Haycock and Florence Welch Premiere The OdysseyShort film created for Florence + the Machine album How Big How Blue How Beautiful Was Directed by Vincent Haycock
On April 21st at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST, the film The Odyssey, directed by Vincent Haycock via Park Pictures for Florence and the Machine, had its worldwide debut. The film, which stars Florence Welch, premiered in full April 20th at a live screening at London’s Dalston’s Rio cinema, followed by a premiere April 24th online at http://florenceandthemachine.net/ and a live Facebook Q&A session. On May 4th, the film has its US theatrical premiere at Village East Cinema in New York City.
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Backyard Adds Director Sorrel Brae
News: Backyard Adds Director Sorrel BraeBicoastal production company Backyard has signed award-winning director Sorrel Brae for U.S. commercial representation. Known for drawing authentic, emotional performances out of actors and combining them with striking visuals, Sorrel brings his broad creative background, unique perspective and dedication to capturing moments of truth to the commercial production company.
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Technicolor PostWorks Provides Finishing Services for Oscar-Winning Doc “A Girl in the River”
News: 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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AFI DOCS 2016 Announces Opening and Closing Night Films
Today, AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute’s annual documentary celebration held June 22–26, 2016, in the nation’s capital, announced the festival’s Opening and Closing Night films. Opening AFI DOCS 2016 is the North American premiere of Magnolia Pictures’ ZERO DAYS, directed by Alex Gibney.
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Milk Wins Third Bafta In Three Years, For Jonthan Strange & Mr Norrell
Academy Award winning independent VFX studio Milk is thrilled to have won its third consecutive British Academy Television Craft Award at last night’s ceremony, held at The Brewery, London. Milk scooped this year’s award for its work on the BBC’s critically acclaimed drama series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category.
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Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff Content
News: Cleveland Cavaliers Team Up With Reel FX on Innovative Playoff ContentGolden Globe-nominated digital studio Reel FX has teamed up with the Cleveland Cavaliers to take the Cavs fan experience to the next level with all new player introduction video specifically created for the Cavs 2016 NBA Playoff run. The new video debuted at Game 1 of the first round of the Cavs vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Playoff series on Sunday, April 17th.
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TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editor Terence Ziegler to the Unique New Editorial Company
News: TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editor Terence Ziegler to the Unique New Editorial CompanyTwoPoint0 welcomes the talents of Editor Terence Ziegler to the unique editorial company which features an innovative, new business model. In addition to Terence Ziegler, the editorial company and creative collective features the talents of the two founding partners Editor/EP Wendy Rosen and Editor Anthony Marinelli, as well as such luminary Editors as: Charlie Cusumano, Jane Keller, John Marinis, Keith Olwell, and Jon Rosen.
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Waves Audio Now Shipping the Waves X-FDBK Feedback Eliminator Plugin
News: Waves Audio Now Shipping the Waves X-FDBK Feedback Eliminator PluginWaves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, is now shipping the Waves X-FDBK feedback eliminator plugin. One of the most important steps before any soundcheck or show is “ringing out” the wedges and PA – pushing them to a volume that produces audible feedback, then identifying the feedback frequencies and cutting those frequencies using a graphic equalizer.
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Carl J. Dempsey and Steve Farmer Announce Launch of Fusion
Carl J. Dempsey and Steve Farmer Announce Launch of FUSION, Delivering the World's First 55-Inch OLED Broadcast Reference Monitor
Two longtime broadcast industry professionals, Carl J. Dempsey and Steve Farmer, have announced the launch of FUSION, which debuted​ at the 2016 NAB Show. The first product to be released by the new company is an industry first, the ORD-55, a 55-inch OLED 4K reference display system. The ORD-55 features Independent Processing Quad Mode Operation (IPQ), in which four individual processors provide independent control of all channels, offering flexibility previously unavailable in a quad display.
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NBC Olympics Selects Audio-Technica to Provide Microphone and Headphone Equipment for Its Production of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
— Audio-Technica to enable NBC to capture and monitor audio for 5.1 surround sound broadcasts —
NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Audio-Technica to provide microphones, broadcast headsets and monitor headphones for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 - August 21, 2016. The announcement was made today by Karl Malone, Director, Sound Design, NBC Sports & Olympics and Michael Edwards, Vice President, Product and Market Development, Audio-Technica U.S.
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FuseFX Applies Military Muscle to FX’s “Tyrant”
VFX Supervisor Ted Rae and team are applying their artistry to a jihadist war drama.
FuseFX is currently creating visual effects for season three of FX’s Middle East drama Tyrant. VFX Supervisor Ted Rae leads a veteran team of artists tasked with enhancing the show’s international settings and intensifying the combat scenes.
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Magnani Continuum Marketing, Bully Pictures Partner for National Cat's Pride® Campaign Starring Actress Katherine Heigl
News: Magnani Continuum Marketing, Bully Pictures Partner for National Cat's Pride® Campaign Starring Actress Katherine HeiglStar of “27 Dresses” and “Grey’s Anatomy” plays a couples therapist with insight into the feline mind.
In a campaign for new Cat’s Pride® Fresh & Light Ultimate Care® to launch its new, lightweight litter, Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl stars as a couples therapist with an uncanny talent for resolving relationship issues between pet owners and their cats. Four tongue-in-cheek spots were produced by Chicago-based agency Magnani Continuum Marketing in partnership with Bully Pictures, based in Santa Monica, and directed by Anne Fletcher, who previously directed Heigl in the hit comedy 27 Dresses. The campaign tagline is “Cats are Complicated. Great Litter is Simple.”
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Ncam receives Queen’s Award for Innovation
Ncam wins Queen’s Award for Innovation for its work in augmented reality for film and television
Ncam, the innovative developer of augmented reality solutions, today announced that it has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for its work in technology for film and television.
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Focusrite Displays Full Range of Audio Network Solutions for Broadcasters at NAB
News: Focusrite Displays Full Range of Audio Network Solutions for Broadcasters at NABAt the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Focusrite will be displaying its full range of audio network solutions for broadcast applications at its exhibition booth, #C9145.
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GPL Technologies' Sabatino to Discuss Virtualization in Visual Effects Production at NAB Show LIVE
News: GPL Technologies' Sabatino to Discuss Virtualization in Visual Effects Production at NAB Show LIVEGPL Technologies Account Manager Ron Sabatino and NVIDIA Global Leader, Media & Entertainment Business Development Michael Kaplan will discuss how virtualization is rapidly reshaping visual effects production in a special NAB Show LIVE session at the upcoming 2016 NAB Show. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20th at 12:30pm and will be broadcast online at nabshow.com and broadcastbeat.com. Sabatino will host a discussion with Kaplan on how groundbreaking rendering technologies, such as NVIDIA® GRIDTM , are boosting performance in virtual desktop infrastructures and making it possible for artists to collaborate regardless of their geographic location. He will discuss how Quadro VCA and Iray server allows artists to make faster design decisions.
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AccuWeather Debuts StormDirector+, All-New Weather System for Broadcasting
News: AccuWeather Debuts StormDirector+, All-New Weather System for BroadcastingAt 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Show, See how StormDirector+ provides the most complete, fully-customizable local weather presentations with Superior Accuracy at AccuWeather booth #SL6010.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, announces the launch of StormDirector+™, the all-new weather system that provides the most interactive, customizable, and complete local weather presentations with Superior Accuracy™ to television stations. AccuWeather demonstrates StormDirector+ live at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show through April 21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV – AccuWeather booth #SL6010.
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The Foundry Solves Virtual Reality Content Creation Challenges With New CARA VR Toolset
New tools enable creation of high-quality 360° video content
Leading creative software developer The Foundry has today announced the launch of its highly anticipated VR toolset. CARA VR is a new plug-in designed to work within the industry-leading NUKE environment to enable the creation of high-quality virtual reality content.
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AccuWeather Unveils New CampaignTrail Application for StoryTeller at 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Show
News: AccuWeather Unveils New CampaignTrail Application for StoryTeller at 2016 National Association of Broadcasters ShowSee how CampaignTrail makes election coverage faster, easier, and more effective than ever before at AccuWeather booth #SL6010
PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Headquarters -- AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, announces all-new CampaignTrail™, the break-through election application now available for StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution, the only complete, interactive touchscreen solution for the entire news presentation. AccuWeather is demonstrating CampaignTrail live at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show April 18-21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV – AccuWeather booth #SL6010.
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Blackmagic Design Selects TICO Compression to Move to Live Video Production over IP
News: Blackmagic Design Selects TICO Compression to Move to Live Video Production over IPBlackmagic Design is now an adopter of the ultra low latency TICO compression technology developed by intoPIX, enabling high resolution video over IP networks.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update with HDR
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update with HDRNew software update adds HDR support to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G!
Blackmagic Design today announced Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update which adds support for HDR playback over HDMI to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G. Desktop Video 10.6.4 is available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeck
News: Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeckBlackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update which adds control of all HyperDeck Studio disk recorders to all ATEM switchers. ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic ATEM switcher customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe Capture and Playback Card
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe Capture and Playback CardBlackmagic Design today announced DeckLink Duo 2, a new high performance capture and playback solution with 4 independent channels that can be assigned to either record or playback in any combination, all on a single plug in PCI Express card. Designed for developers and OEMs, DeckLink Duo 2 is the ideal solution for media play-out servers, multi screen digital signage servers, real time processors and more. DeckLink Duo 2 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$495.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Micro Converters
News: Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Micro ConvertersIntroducing the world’s smallest broadcast quality video converters!
Blackmagic Design today introduced Blackmagic Micro Converter SDI to HDMI and Blackmagic Micro Converter HDMI to SDI, two new super small, pocket size broadcast quality video converters. Both models are available immediately for only US$85 each.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic MultiView 4
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic MultiView 4Monitor 4 completely independent SD, HD or Ultra HD SDI video sources on a single display!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic MultiView 4, a new multi viewer that lets customers monitor 4 completely independent SDI video sources on a single display. Customers can monitor any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD formats and frame rates all at the same time. Blackmagic MultiView 4 can output to regular HD monitors, however when customers plug in an Ultra HD display, they will get four times the resolution of a simple HD only multi viewer.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist 4K
News: 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 Announces Major New Operating System and User Interface for URSA Mini
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Operating System and User Interface for URSA MiniNew URSA Mini camera OS adds new UI, dozens of features and improves camera performance!
Blackmagic Design today announced a major new camera operating system for its URSA Mini cameras. This new camera OS features an incredible new user interface along with dozens of new features and will be available later this year free of charge for all URSA Mini customers.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino ShieldNow customers can easily create their own completely customized camera control solutions!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield which lets customers build their own custom controllers for cameras and other SDI devices. The Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield will ship mid year for $95 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
News: 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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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder
News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Studio ViewfinderHigh resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder, a high resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more that turns Blackmagic URSA Mini into a true professional studio camera.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Revolutionary New Blackmagic Duplicator 4K
Now it’s possible to distribute and sell Ultra HD content direct to customers at live events!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic Duplicator 4K, which allows delivery of Ultra HD content to consumers by recording files onto inexpensive SD cards that can be distributed to customers the moment an event is finished. Featuring 25 built in SD card recorders, multi rate 12G-SDI connections and a realtime H.265 encoder, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K is the best way to deliver Ultra HD content that customers can actually view on their 4K televisions and Windows 10 computers today.
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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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NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and Cinema
News: NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and CinemaFraunhofer Digital Media Alliance´s institute Fraunhofer IIS launches high-quality cross-workflow solutions for today’s needs, while driving digital media innovation
The Fraunhofer IIS Department Moving Picture Technologies, the leading provider of future-oriented solutions for enhanced digital media and cinema workflows, today launches and demonstrates the latest innovations for industry players to stay competitive in the evolving media landscape.
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NextVR Unveils World's First Virtual Reality Production Truck at NAB Show
News: NextVR Unveils World's First Virtual Reality Production Truck at NAB ShowNextVR continues to break new ground, setting industry standards for live entertainment broadcasts in virtual reality
PRNewswire/ -- NextVR, a pioneer in immersive 3D virtual reality experiences, is introducing the first live virtual reality production truck for broadcast coverage of marquee events. The production truck will make its first appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas on April 18th. After that, NextVR will roll out the truck to cover live events – including sports and concerts – beginning in July.
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MBX Introduces Reference Platforms for Next-Gen Video Server Systems
News: MBX Introduces Reference Platforms for Next-Gen Video Server SystemsHigh-Performance Designs Include Support for 4K 3D Video; NAB Booth #SL13705
PRNewswire/ -- Leading server appliance manufacturer MBX Systems today announced the development of new reference platforms for next-generation video applications requiring extreme speed and storage performance, including delivery of 4K 3D video. The new reference designs can be adapted to any size base server, fully customized for each customer, and used to create powerhouse hardware solutions for applications ranging from post-production processing to video content creation and content delivery networks (CDNs).
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AccuWeather Showcases Revolutionary New Innovations in StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution at NAB 2016
News: AccuWeather Showcases Revolutionary New Innovations in StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution at NAB 2016See how StoryTeller makes the entire news presentation faster, easier, and more effective than ever before at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show booth #SL6010
PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Headquarters -- AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced industry-leading innovations in StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution, the only complete, interactive touchscreen solution for the entire news presentation. AccuWeather will demonstrate these revolutionary advancements live at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show today through April 21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV – AccuWeather booth #SL6010.
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IBM Unveils New Aspera FASPStream Software for Live and Near-Live Streaming of Broadcast-quality Video Content Over IP Networks with Low Start-up Delays and Glitch-free Experiences
News: IBM Unveils New Aspera FASPStream Software for Live and Near-Live Streaming of Broadcast-quality Video Content Over IP Networks with Low Start-up Delays and Glitch-free ExperiencesIBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced at the 2016 NABShow that Aspera, an IBM company, is unveiling Aspera FASPStream, a new turnkey application software line designed to enable live streaming of broadcast-quality video globally over commodity Internet networks with glitch-free playout and negligible start-up time – reducing the need for expensive and limited satellite-based backhaul, transport and distribution.
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Autodesk Acquires Solid Angle
Autodesk Boosts Advanced Rendering Capabilities through Acquisition of Solid Angle
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has acquired Solid Angle, developer of Arnold, an advanced, ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation used in film, television and advertising worldwide. Acquisition terms were not disclosed.
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BlackTrax Flies High For Muse On Its Drones Worldwide Arena Concerts
News: BlackTrax Flies High For Muse On Its Drones Worldwide Arena ConcertsLargest-ever installation of BlackTrax for arena concerts is a technical feat!
The UK-based artistic design firm, Oli Metcalfe Design Ltd working with entertainment studio, Moment Factory applied an unprecedented combination of interactive technology for the worldwide arena tours of British rock trio, Muse and their new album Drones, their seventh studio record.
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ProMAX Changes the Game with Introduction of Ingest to Archive Production Workflow Solution
News: 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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Cospective announces cineSync 4.0
News: Cospective announces cineSync 4.0Introducing the next generation of secure, synchronised reviews across multiple platforms and devices
Cospective, creator of innovative software solutions to visual communication challenges, has announced a ground-breaking update to its Academy Award-winning remote review and approval solution cineSync.
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ftrack announces integration with Adobe Creative Cloud Video Tools
News: ftrack announces integration with Adobe Creative Cloud Video ToolsAdobe® Photoshop® CC available now, with Adobe® After Effects® CC and Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC coming soon
ftrack’s project management platform is to include support for a selection of Adobe® Creative Cloud® products. This connectivity between ftrack and Adobe will offer a newly streamlined user experience for creatives.
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Critique 4 Unveiled at NAB 2016
News: Critique 4 Unveiled at NAB 2016Award-Winning Technology Built by DigitalFilm Tree Experts
Critique 4, developed by the people who brought you DigitalFilm Tree, will be unveiled at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 18-21. This new version of the popular cloud-collaboration software will be showcased at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) booth (SL9016). Critique 4 is already utilized by award-winning productions such as Modern Family, The Simpsons and NCIS: Los Angeles, among others.
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Cinematographers Guild Announces NAB Show Lineup
Members of the International Cinematographers Guild will be involved in more than two dozen events at the NAB Show this year, in addition to the Guild's previously announced hosted panels: Catnapped! Key and Peele's 'Keanu' (April 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) and Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content (April 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM). The Keanu session will focus on on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton when they worked together on Keanu. The second panel is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller's toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting.
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At NAB Show 2016 Conax Showcases New Cloud Service Platform, Enhanced Partner Offering and E2E watermarking for Enabling 4K Content
News: At NAB Show 2016 Conax Showcases New Cloud Service Platform, Enhanced Partner Offering and E2E watermarking for Enabling 4K ContentConax, part of the Kudelski Group and a leader in total service protection for digital entertainment services worldwide via broadcast, broadband and connected devices, announced at NAB Show 2016, April 18th – 20th, Las Vegas, it will introduce its new Contego as a Service cloud-based content protection service. The new offering is based on the benchmark Conax Contego security platform. Hosted, monitored and maintained by Conax, the highly flexible and modular content security back-end provides operators with key benefits such as low upfront CAPEX investment, short time-to-market and easy activation of additional features as their platform grows. Further details will be available at NAB Show, Conax Stand #SU 4321.
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StorExcel AXZiS Delivers Advanced Asset Management on Quantum Xcellis Storage System
DAM Software Is Natively Integrated With Proven, Highly Scalable Shared Workflow Storage in End-to-End Platform With Full StorExcel Support
StorExcel™, a developer and provider of next-generation content management and workflow automation solutions for scale-out storage environments, today announced the release of StorExcel AXZiS™, a turnkey system that seamlessly unites best-of-breed digital asset management (DAM) with the award-winning Quantum Xcellis high-performance shared workflow storage system. Making its debut at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, the new StorExcel AXZiS platform is an end-to-end solution that makes it easy for content creators to take full advantage of robust asset management software running natively on Quantum's uniquely powerful and versatile Xcellis storage system, with full support by StorExcel.
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ZeeVee Unveils New High Density Video Distribution Solution for the Broadcast Market at NAB
News: ZeeVee Unveils New High Density Video Distribution Solution for the Broadcast Market at NABZeeVee HDBridge3000 Commercial Headend Delivers Both High Density and Availability
ZeeVee, Inc. a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology, today announced that it will be unveiling the new HDBridge3000 at the NAB show in Las Vegas, booth number SU12022, April 16 – 21.
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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
News: 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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K-Tek Expands Stingray Audio Bag Line in NAB Booth 7835
News: K-Tek Expands Stingray Audio Bag Line in NAB Booth 7835K-Tek celebrates its 20th year of supporting the audio community by expanding its line of Stingray audio bags and accessories. Made to fit popular mixers ranging from the Sound Devices 688 and 633 to the Tascam DR 701D, Stingray audio bags have become a hit among sound mixers. Thanks to input from a dedicated community of mixers and boom operators, K-Tek has designed an innovative Harness that takes the carrying weight off the shoulders and a unique Waistbelt that secures smaller bags—all designed to give audio professionals back-saving options to suit their working style.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Host “Star Wars” Presentation at NAB
News: Motion Picture Sound Editors to Host “Star Wars” Presentation at NABSound and visual effects artists reveal the secrets to the magic of the space thriller.
The sound and visual effects team behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens will offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the movie that’s the all-time leader in domestic box office in a Creative Master Series session at The 2016 NAB Show.
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Sarah Gertrude Shapiro Opens AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women Showcase 2016
News: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro Opens AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women Showcase 2016Event Presented by Lifetime Introduces 10 New Directors and Their Work
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, co-creator and executive producer of Lifetime's groundbreaking series UNREAL, delivered candid remarks on the state of women in Hollywood to a packed house of filmmakers and industry executives at the 2016 AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase. Sponsored by Lifetime, the standing-room-only event took place Tuesday, April 12, at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, and served as an introduction to the 10 DWW Class of 2015 graduates and their original work in episodic and short film storytelling.
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Cooke Optics Teases Specifications of Second New Anamorphic/i Zoom Lens at NAB 2016
News: Cooke Optics Teases Specifications of Second New Anamorphic/i Zoom Lens at NAB 2016Cooke announces 45-405mm Anamorphic/i zoom lens; 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens also on display for first time
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal details about its second new front Anamorphic/i zoom lens at NAB 2016. The new 45-405mm zoom lens will be announced, while the new 35-140mm Anamorphic/i wide angle zoom will be available to view for the first time, with deliveries expected to start over the summer. The last of the original 10 prime lens focal lengths, announced two years ago - the 300mm Anamorphic/i lens - will also be on display on Booth C8344, with deliveries starting after the show.
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Canon U.S.A. announces Canon 4k Imagery featured in IMAX® Film
Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point Few Get to See
The future of 4K filmmaking is looking up — in fact, all the way to space. A Beautiful Planet, the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA, will premiere in IMAX in New York on April 16 and was shot primarily in space using Canon cameras and lenses. The film will be shown to the public exclusively in IMAX®and IMAX®3D theaters beginning April 29.
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